Jesus in the Middle of Agreement

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


Matthew 18:19, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

We usually read this text and highlight the importance of having agreement among ourselves. Jesus makes a powerful promise in stating that anything we ask will be done by our Father in heaven. Of course, the proper context of “anything” involves the will of God.

The most significant part of this text is this: When we “gather” in His name, we invoke the Presence of Jesus Christ: “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.It is not that we are ever without Christ, it is that we become intentional about doing His will and operating in the Spirit of God.

I spoke to a friend yesterday about a historical topic. It was something I had learned and was in my head, but I could not recall the details. When I researched the topic, my awareness heightened and I felt confident to fully discuss that topic.

We know the Lord, but sometimes our active awareness of His presence is low and our capacity to act is diminished. This is the value of gathering in His Name by physical meeting, by phone call, by Zoom meeting, or other means. We certainly can get things done by ourselves, but God's purpose requires agreement and Presence.