Spiritual Harmony

18 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 “Again I say* to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
Matt 18:18,19
Jesus is describing a supernatural unity in this passage of scripture. He says that if we agree, He is there in the midst of us. The word agree is a powerful word in the original language. It is the word sumphoneo where we get the word symphony. Jesus is describing a spiritual unity that resembles a beautiful musical performance. In a symphony each person has a role to play, each person is complementing the part each other instrument plays. All of us have heard the casual comment , “Will you agree with me in prayer?” The Lord is not talking about that, He is describing something more intimate. He is describing Christians flowing together in spiritual harmony, He is describing submitting ourselves together, and functioning together in a local church. Are you organically connected to a local church. Are you committed to a body of believers flowing together in the Spirit? The greatest enjoyment and benefit of the christian life comes from moving in spiritual harmony in a local church. This is where spiritual harmony takes place and where Jesus is. He lives in that place of agreement, that place of spiritual harmony.

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