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Kevin M. Jackson, A 1994 graduate of Savannah State University with a B.S. degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Urban Education from Norfolk State University and a Masters of Divinity from Liberty University. Elder Jackson is a Chaplain in the United States Navy. He worked as a Science educator for over 14 years. Mr. Jackson is the author of two books; When God Speaks and Life Lessons For My Sons. He is the father of Ephraim, Elim and Elisha and several spiritual sons. Elder Jackson is married to Nila Nash Jackson.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Power of Agreement

I wonder how many families, ministries, or friendships have ended because of division and discord? Division has a way of making relationships, organizations, and families weaker because the benefit of each individual's contribution is not realized in discord. Marriages fall apart because of division. Business close their doors because of infighting within the ranks, countries become desolate because of sectarian violence. The bottom line is division is dangerous. However, there is an alternative. In fact, Christ presents it to his disciples in Matthew 18: 19-20. The message bible says it this way, "18-20 “Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” Oh, now we have another option! Instead of division there can be agreement. First, Christ encouraged the believers to embrace the concept that it does not take a crowd to get God to move. In fact, He stated, if two of you get together and pray about, God would move on the behalf of those two people. So the first principle concerning agreement is you do not need a crowd to see the hand of God move. Second, Christ told them they had to come together. They must be in harmony and agreement. In other words, those two people have to be saying and focusing on the same result. They are on one accord. This has been demonstrated in Acts 2:1-2. The 120 in the Upper Room waited and worshiped on one accord and as a result God moved and the Holy Ghost fell and filled everyone in the house. Therefore, the second principle is you must come into alignment with a like minded person. Finally, Christ told them once they are in alignment and agreement God would move. Oftentimes people spend to much time trying to force a God who cannot be forced to do anything. However, He will honor his will and word regarding his people. The key is to come into agreement with something that God has already said and he has obligated himself to follow through as a promise. So as you seek to receive healing, deliverance, spiritual gifts, etc... ensure to find at least one other believer. Come into alignment with them regarding the same will of God and God will in turn move on your behalf. The Power of Agreement!

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