Last night I sat around a table with some friends. We talked for nearly three hours about what God is doing, how He is moving and what God is going to do for the church in these last days. My heart leaped with excitement and my mind was electrified talking about the goodness of God and how He speaks to us. We were not only connected spiritually by being in the body of Christ, but also connected by action with the process of agreement. Upon departing, we prayed for my friend, who was going to the doctor today for testing and we agreed in prayer right there on the sidewalk, God was healing and a good report was going to be the outcome.
Many times we all have seen how the power of prayer works but have you ever thought about the power of agreement?
As Christian Believers we must seek the Lord corporately and apply the principles of corporate prayer diligently and accurately. Corporate prayer for all people will bring the presence of God into manifestation on the earth and bring change and revival where religious and demonic strongholds have held cities, nations and continents captive for thousands of years. Corporate prayer is probably one of the most neglected and misunderstood forms of prayer we find described in the Bible. Usually when Christians get together to pray, a whole array of prayers are offered by each individual instead of the group simply bringing a few focused prayers in complete unison before the Lord. In Acts 2:1 – 2 we read a very famous account of corporate prayer and its powerful result, “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.” Blessings come with agreement and power comes with agreement! The term “one accord” carries the meaning of having the same mind, or being in agreement mentally about the same thing. It also means to be of “one passion“.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfected; be comforted; be of the same mind (agree); live in peace: and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
So many people have their differences of opinion, different ways in doing things, different traditions, ideas, manners or custom. If you want to disagree with someone it doesn’t take long to find something to disagree with. The peace that the body of Christ is to have depends upon agreement and unity. It also determines how far the local body or individual may go because without proper alignment with Scripture or authority, it won’t take long before frustration and limitations set in. Unity is very important. Agreement with Scripture is very important. The Bible says that one can put a thousand to flight, but two could put ten thousand to flight. Notice that together more can be accomplished more than when done alone. There is a law called synergism. This law states that when the joint action of agents are brought together they increase each other’s effectiveness. How effective can the body of Christ be, when they believe in unity and they agree in prayer? An Army of God that cannot be stopped!
Despite some of the misconceptions that exist, proper corporate prayer is extremely powerful when we truly appreciate its value and perform it correctly. The power of God was reveled and manifested simply by the Church standing in agreement. Jesus paid the price in full, so let us come into agreement with Him because there is an awesome power in agreement. Being in one mind, one accord, in one place to make one sound to be heard by one God. Won’t you agree with me right now for souls to be saved, the hungry to be fed, the sick to be healed, the lost to be found, the poor to be given to and the world to have peace knowing the Love of God through Jesus Christ?