THE POWER OF AGREEMENT BY AMB ADESHINA SAMUEL

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Teacher : Ambassador Samuel Adeshina
Moderators 1: Amb. Emmanuel
Moderator 2: Amb. Bolanle
DATE: 19-12-2018
TIME: 8:00 – 10:00p.m
Bible text: Genesis 11:1-8

THE TEACHING

Without wasting much of our time, let move quickly with the help of the Holy spirit tonight. We are looking at a strange but interesting topic: THE POWER OF AGREEMENT

Let us look at this popular scripture first before we go to our text: Amos 3:3

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Let us look at the introduction again
There are so many difference of opinion, so many different ways of doing things. So many ideas, manners, customs and traditions. It is not at all hard to find someone to disagree with, but can you and fellow believers find something to agree on?
Even if we don’t agree with something someone believes, says or does, there is so much we can stand in agreement on with that same person and consequently see the work of God done, rather than wasting our precious time on disagreements.
Division in the body of Christ are the direct work of the enemy. When we give ourselves to the spirit of discord, we are simply yielding to the spirit of the devil (Matthew 18:19)
Matthew 18:19

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.
Let us now look at our Bible text

Genesis 11:1-8 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2. 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.
3. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly . And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
8. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

What is Agreement?
1. Mutual consent
2. Aggregation of divergent individual inputs into overall collective

  • Agreement involves minimum of two parties to operate.
  • Agreement is not a covenant but a covenant involves an agreement

Biblical Examples of Agreement

  1. Amanda’s and Sapphira agreed together to tempt the spirit of the Lord. Acts 5:9
Acts 5:9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
  1. The people of the earth agreed together to build a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven. Gen 11:4.
Genesis 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
  1. The spies sent to Jericho agreed to save the family of Rahab.
  2. The nation of Israel agreed to follow the leadership of Joshua. Joshua 1:16
Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
  1. A shunamite woman agreed with her husband to make and equip a room for Elisha. II Kings 4:9-10
2 Kings 4:9-10 And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
  1. The disciples were gathered in one accord on the day of Pentecost. Acts 2:1
Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
  1. The church prayed Peter into release from prison in one accord. Acts 12:5
Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

Facts that we must know about Agreement

  1. Peace in the body of Christ depends totally upon agreement. Matt. 12:25
Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:The church as the army of the most High God must be in unity
  1. The church must agree on who the enemy is, and what the enemy is doing 1 Peter 5:8
1 Peter 5:8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
  1. If we don’t agree, we cannot walk together to destroy the common enemy of man. Amos. 3:3
Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
  1. One man cannot defend a country. I Kings 19:10-18
1 Kings 19:10-18 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:
And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.
Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

5. Discord and disagreement will stop the hands of God and the moving of the spirit. Matt. 13:54-58

Matthew 13:54-58 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
  1. The power of Jesus could not heal, change, deliver or even save anyone unless they first agree with Him and believe in Him. Matt. 13 :58
And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

The Bible commands that we relate with one another and treat as significant and valuable in various areas.

LET US LOOK AT ONE ANOTHER PLATFORM OF AGREEMENT
1. Mourn with one another. Eze. 24:23
2. Have peace with one another. Mark 9:50
3. Be affectionate to one another. Rom. 12:10
4. Be like minded towards one another. Rom. 15:5
5. Be kind and forgive one another. Eph. 4:32
6. Submit to one another. Eph. 5:21
7. Love one another. I Peter 1:22
8. Care for one another. I Corin. 12:25
9. Minister your gift to one another. I Peter 4:10

Let’s visit the Bible passages on our own because of our TIME.

All this have to do with agreement. Immediately there is lack of agreement, forget about one another platform.
In other word, there is nothing like one another without agreement or let me say it like this; there is no me and you without agreement.

Benefits/Blessings in Agreement

  1. There will be release of power Acts 2:1-4
Acts 2:1-4 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.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
  1. Gladness, caring and sharing. Acts 2:46-47
Acts 2:46-47 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
  1. You shall enjoy unlimited testimonies. Acts 4:23-24
Acts 4:23-24 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
  1. You will enjoy favor and increase. Acts 2:46-47
Acts 2:46-47 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

5.Unchallengeable victories
6. You will experience open heaven. Matt. 18:19

Matthew 18:19 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.
  1. You enjoy possibility in the midst of I’m possibilities. Eccl. 4:9-12
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

The Power in Agreement will:

👉🏽Bring peace to you
👉🏽Move the immovable
👉🏽Work the unworkable
👉🏽Make impossible to be at odd
👉🏽Change the Unchallengeable

  1. When we agree on earth, the hand of God moves on our behalf
  2. Whatsoever we ask in Agreement with the mind of God, we get. I John 3:22-24
  3. Standing in Agreement, the church can provoke the revelation and manifestation of the raw power of God. Acts 12:1-7
1 John 3:22-24 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
Acts 12:1-7 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

In conclusion: we have not truly known the great power present in Agreement, we can only realize a fraction of it when we discover the great efforts Satan invests in order to causes disunity and disagreement. The way he zealously goes around to sow seeds of discord shows that he is afraid of godly unity for he knows its tremendous power.

There is an awesome power in agreement, being in one mind, one accord, in one place to make one’s voice to be heard by one God

May God continue to empower us to live in agreement
Thanks for your time
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