By Tim Greenwood
there is agreement, strength is multiplied.
In addition 1+1 = 2, but when one shifts to agreement something called
synergy must be factored into the equation.
Let’s say one 2x4 can support 100 lbs, but if we put two of them
together, you’d think
it would support 200 lbs. (100 + 100 =200). But you’re not factoring in
synergy (the power of agreement) for it now multiplies what it will
support to nearly double, almost 400 lbs.
This works with people too. When people enter into agreement, synergy
comes into play and multiplication occurs, greatly increasing the
potential far beyond what each individual can produce on their own.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 says that two are better than one, because they will
You may say, “I’m just better off by myself.” No, the Bible says that
“two are better than one.”
Agreement is a contractual relationship.
- Two create a better return for
- Two mean that there is help in
weakness or times of trouble.
- Two means that there is warmth.
(Naturally and spiritually).
- Two can defend themselves better
(during a battle).
Today, the SELF is being elevated above all else. Serve yourself,
seek oneself, know yourself, watch yourself, live for yourself, lift
yourself, embrace yourself, acknowledge yourself, honour yourself.
An independent, self-willed person thinks only of themself. Arrogance,
me-ism, selfishness and self entitlement – is so against the Word
and will of God.
Understanding the value of agreement is rapidly being lost in today’s
society. And as a result, the benefits of sharing and caring about
others and lifting them up and coming into agreement with others is
Live in agreement: With the Word of God (Luke 5:5).
Peter gives all of his reasons why not (disclaimer) and then - never
the less, “at Your Word”.
You too need to start
converting what Jesus said and what God said: those promises, those
good faith offers; into good faith contracts – by coming into agreement
- Peter came into agreement with
- He committed to Jesus’ Word by his
- He entered into a contractual
relationship in good faith or faith.
Not only in emergencies like
911, not just after you’ve exhausted every other means, not as a
parachute or a fire extinguisher – but make agreement a way of life!
- The doctor may say “You’re going to
die”! But the Word says: By His stripes you are healed!
- The world says “It’s impossible” –
But the Word says “All things are possible to him that
believes”, (or comes into good faith agreement).
Live in agreement with those God has connected you with.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “A three strand cord is not easily
broken.” Rope or cord, woven in multiplicity is much stronger
than a standard one or two strand rope.
The Old Testament: says that not everyone can work alongside of just
anyone. “Don’t yoke an ox and an ass together.”
Why? Because the brute force of the ox would end up just dragging along
the reluctant, self serving, self-willed ass.
The two must AGREE WITH EACH OTHER, compliment and work well with each
other – before they come into agreement.
The same thing with sheep and goats. They just don’t work well
together because they have completely different mind sets.
And finally: 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that we should make living in
agreement our way of life!