As we look at the condition of the nation and the coalition of forces arrayed against the church to outlaw God from every aspect of government, educational, political and public life, we can only cry out for the LORD to intervene dramatically in our behalf.
When our forefathers fought for the freedom to acknowledge God in every facet of American life imaginable, we have little choice but to join the fray when those liberties are individually assaulted and stolen by the enemy.
Matthew 18:18-19 state, "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 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." This promise should more than encourage us to action. If we can agree on what needs to be done, God will intervene and change things for our good.
Psalm 133 outlines the blessing on unity, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing – Life forevermore."
Matthew 18 outlines a three step path to agreement where we qualify to ask God for a fulfillment of covenantal promise. Verses 1 and 2 state, "At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, ‘Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,…." Step one toward sum-pho-ney-o (agreeing) that moves mountains is listening as if we didn’t already have the answer. We often miss the main point of what others are saying. Real heart to heart communication only develops when we choose to focus and really hear each other. Developing a hearing ear is the first step toward agreement.
Perhaps we can all see, hear and agree that we need two more Bible-believing Justices on the Supreme Court. The retirement of John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsberg is worth learning to qualify for and praying the prayer of agreement. Steps two and three in the "agreement" process will be addressed in April and May.