The Power of Two
“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.” Matthew 18:19 NKJV
Moses, Jesus, and Paul all taught that two can be one (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:5; Eph. 5:31). Oneness is the power of two or more agreeing as one. In the Scriptures, two is the number of witness (Deut. 17:6; 19:15). In prayer, the sincere faith-filled agreement of two is more powerful than the superficial agreement of a thousand, especially when the Spirit helps them to pray according to God’s will (Deut. 32:30).
Jesus reinforced the principle of the power of two, i.e., the law of witness, in His instructions regarding church discipline (Matt. 18:15-19). The law of witness yields great power, not only in resolving conflict among believers, but also in prayer—praying the prayer of agreement. The prayer of agreement can be analogized to marriage: the two agreeing are you (the bride) and the Word (the Groom). As you agree in prayer, a “son” is born (the thing desired) according to the will of God (Mark 11:24).
When there is focused agreement in prayer, there is multiplied power and the source of that power is agreement (Amos 3:3). Never find yourself not wanting God’s will to be done; not believing God’s promise when you pray; and, not desiring what God desires for you no matter what concerns you. Whatever you ask for or desire, believe that you receive and wholly follow the will of the Lord, much like Caleb and Joshua did (Num. 32:12).
In prayer—just like marriage—when the bride and the groom are in agreement, they experience intimacy, companionship, and relationship. It takes two and the power of two, and a three-fold cord, i.e., you, the Word, and the Spirit, is not easily broken (Eccl.4:9-12).