Friday, May 17, 2013

Where There Is Agreement There Is Power

Where there is agreement there is power.  We experience this power when we stand together as believers united in Christ, being of one mind, in one accord.

Paul describes the church as a "whole body, fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth" (Ephesians 4:16).

It is not perfection, but unity, that enables us to succeed and to operate with power, influence and effectiveness!

Sadly, much of the Church world does not understand the principle and power of unity.  Instead, we have focused on our differences, resulting in division.  Some divide along lines of theology, doctrine, race, economics, church structure, government, and leadership.

However, we need to remember that division is the principle operation of the spirit of darkness.  While in heaven, the archangel Lucifer decided he no longer wanted to be in agreement with God.  Dissatisfied with his subservient status, he sought to dethrone Almighty God, sowing division in heaven as he persuaded one-third of the angels to join him in his rebellion.  God's immediate response shows us how serious He is about division and those who cause it.

Division is completely foreign to heaven - it is an evil thing, entirely the opposite of God's unified nature.  

Satan knows that if he can keep the Church divided, he can keep the Church powerless.

When we understand the principle and power of UNITY, we release the manifestation of God's power among us.

Another way to view UNITY is through AGREEMENT.  Agreement facilitates an atmosphere for a particular spirit to function.  Where there is AGREEMENT, there is power.

If someone wants to have power, they must find someone to be in agreement with them.  For example:
  • Mad people are in agreement with people who are mad.
  • Happy people hang out with other happy people.
  • Scared people convince other scared people what to be afraid of.
  • Praisers are in agreement with other praisers.
  • Depressed people are in agreement with other depressed people about all there is to be depressed about.
You will find in life that people organize themselves around those they can get into agreement with - none of us likes to be around people we disagree with.  

Even when people want to do wrong, and they know they're doing wrong, they're going to find someone else to agree with them, who will say, "Go ahead, do what's wrong."  They avoid people who want to make them accountable to the ethics, the values and the teachings of Jesus.

The people we choose to be in agreement with say something about what things in our lives are important, and what things are unimportant.

All we have to do is see who we're in agreement with to see what direction our life is headed.

Psalms 1:1-2 says, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but, his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he mediates day and night."

That means that for me to be in agreement with God, with His Word, with the people God has called me to, and with the people I have chosen to be in agreement with, that I can't be in agreement with everybody, because some people will bring disagreement where there is agreement.