I believe 2006 is a year of destiny for the Church where by the power of the Holy Spirit, we can break through the enemy’s strongholds. One of the greatest promises of Scripture is Matthew 18:19, “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” One can put a thousand to flight but two can defeat the thousand. Power multiplies in agreement.
God intended agreement to work in our behalf so that we could call His plans and purposes into existence. Genesis 11:1-4 says, “Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.’ They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.'” In Genesis 9:1 God commanded man to fill the earth and subdue it which they promptly forgot. Man began to use agreement against God. When men join Satan in agreement, only judgment can stop it!
The disturbing part of this is Genesis 11:5 and 6, “But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, ‘Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them….'”
Agreement is the soil of creation!
When God says, “nothing that they purpose to do will be withhold from them,” The rebellion is so great He can only respond with judgment. Do we have groups of people who are agreeing together to remove all mention or recognition of Christianity from the public forum (people for the separation of Church and State)? Mini towers of Babel have been built in our midst. The question is what are we going to do about it? God probably isn’t going to confound their language again but He has not left us powerless.
Our encouragement lies in Second Corinthians 10:3-6, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” This scripture guarantees God’s readiness to deal with the Church’s enemies once we have completed our covenantal commitments to each other. Those “commitments” will be explored next month.