The Power of Agreement: “I come in agreement with the Lord.”

Matthew 18--19This past Sunday at the end of a powerful time of ministry at Christian Provision Ministries, Bishop Charles Mellette ended by exhorting the congregation to make this declaration throughout the week: “I come in agreement with the Lord.” As I considered deeply this statement, I thought of the expression “terms of agreement.” The word “terms” relates the important provisions or conditions that determine the nature and scope of an agreement, which is defined as “harmony of opinion or accord.” An agreement is also said to be an arrangement between parties regarding a course of action. Legally speaking, it is a properly executed and legally binding contract or covenant. Expressing the terms of agreement in writing results in a document embodying such a legally binding contract. When we come into agreement with the Word of God, we recognize that our acknowledging and repeating the Scriptures is simply an expression of “terms of an agreement” between two parties: God and the believer speaking the Word. The entire experience this past Sunday also brought to mind the following poem composed 10 years ago:

The Power of Agreement

Again I say unto you, That if two of you

shall agree on earth as touching any thing

that they shall ask, it shall be done for them

of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 18:19

 

If only we completely understood that

when we come into full agreement with God’s will

and His Word, He actually breathes life into us,

as well as our situations.

Sandie Freed

                                              

 

Boundless power lies in the hands of those who agree.

As touching anything that two of them shall ask,

God hastens to perform, to fulfill their decree,

No matter how small or how great the task.

Those who ask shall receive, and those who seek shall find.

To those who knock, it shall be opened unto;

Those who become one in heart and soul and in mind

Scale the mountain of faith to gain a grander view,

To know the transforming power of the spoken word,

Far beyond the bounds that finite minds encompass.

Nothing shall be withheld from those in one accord,

Who declare that their words have already come to pass.

Once agreed upon, the deed is already done

For those whose heart and soul have been fused into one.

As believers, the Bible encourages us to be in agreement, most notably in Romans 12:16 (Holman Christian Standard Bible):

Be in agreement with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation.

A similar appeal is found in 1 Corinthians 1:10 in the Amplified Bible:

But I urge and entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in perfect harmony and full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions or factions or divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions and judgments.

At the end of the powerful exhortation last Sunday, we were encouraged to speak the phrase “I come in agreement with the Lord” at least seven times a day for the next seven days. The number seven, of course, represents spiritual perfection. To facilitate carrying out this declaration, I wrote the following as a reminder:

 “I come in agreement with the Lord.”

 

 Again I say unto you, That if two of you

 shall agree on earth as touching any thing

 that they shall ask, it shall be done for them

 of my Father which is in heaven.

 Matthew 18:19

                       

When we face roadblocks in our lives, God will always make a way.

Some folks say you won’t make it, but we don’t care what they may say.

Watch and see what happens when you do this seven times a day.

The boundless power of agreement is revealed in the Word.

Speak the Word and say, “I come in agreement with the Lord.”

As we pursue the things of God, tribulations will arise,

Whenever the enemy attacks, no matter what he tries,

Just say, “The Devil is a liar, and the father of lies”

The boundless power of agreement is revealed in the Word.

Satan tries to make us think that we are going to lose our mind,

But instead of fear, power, love, and a sound mind are what we find

God prepares the way before us so that we won’t be left behind.

Speak the Word and say, “I come in agreement with the Lord.”

We are on the road to success and looking at the bottom line.

Despite the economic forecast, we know that we will be fine.

Prosperity and good health are part of God’s divine design.

The boundless power of agreement is revealed in the Word.

Christ came to set the captives free, to end confusion and strife.

To strengthen relationships as friends, family, husband and wife,

Christ came that we might know the fullness of more abundant life.

Speak the Word and say, “I come in agreement with the Lord.”

No matter what we may be facing, we stand upon the Word

With the whole armor: picking up the shield and wielding the sword.

Each day we agree with each other and stand in one accord.            

Seven times a day say, “I come in agreement with the Lord.”

The boundless power of agreement is revealed in the Word.

Speak the Word and say, “I come in agreement with the Lord.”

To round out our discussion of the Power of Agreement, listen to Donald Lawrence along with Israel Houghton, as they proclaim “We Agree.”

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