Do you realize that comedians have had people laughing at the most serious threats and indignities to which people with public accountability have exposed us? The schticks were funny and true. So where were the gatekeepers of human security while the late night laughter rolled? They were watching their balloons floating across the sky, painted with advertisements of well-oiled machines and cosmopolitan societies but filled with every kind of homicide, every kind of xenophobia and utterly disgusting attitudes and behaviours. It is certain that people are discovering a web of lies and balloons for which there is a pin.
Nobody ever said in prayer to the God and Father of the Lord Christ “I decree and declare”. Nobody! Not God’s Only Son, not David, Samuel or Moses.
Who is in agreement?
“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.”Matthew 18:19, NASB
Two people agreeing on a request for something to be done and seeing God do it is the probability the Lord is affirming in this saying.
It is quite obvious that people at least say “amen” with great regularity in hundreds of situations where the desired result is unambiguous, but there must also be, all across the globe, two persons who agree on what they want, why they want it, and where they want it.
How many graveside prayers have ascended in agreement for the departed to return for God’s glory or for the comfort of the bereaved? Given the current and repeated distresses of human beings, we can count how many people are in agreement about the peace of Jerusalem or the end of lies, homicide, and theft. Can we not?
The heavenly Father answers requests by the million each hour so why is there so little evidence that two people in agreement ensures that God the Father delivers the thing requested? Having piled up promises around prayer myself I think it is time to realize that Christ’s idea of agreement must be something other than saying a thing and having someone ditto it. The way we have used this verse to press the requests of dozens, hundreds or thousands of people only contributes to an alternate reality or a fevered imagination, and we can safely stick a pin in that balloon.