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Summary: We often say things that overrule what God has said and then we wonder why our prayers are not answered. He tells us he is the Lord that healeth us and we disagree because we still have pain in our body and do not feel healed.

Agree with God

Job 22:21-25 ESV

“Agree with God, and be at peace, thereby good will come to you. Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up” (English Standard Version).

We often say things that overrule what God has said about things and then we wonder why our prayers are not answered. We think God is ignoring us when He has already spoken on a number of subjects. For example, He says, “I am the Lord that healeth thee” but we disagree because we still have pain in our body and do not feel healed. We are quick to remind God of how much we hurt but ask for the same thing over and over again. He says, “I am the Lord that healeth thee” and we continue to insist that we are not healed. We are not any better at all. Scripture tells u, “by his stripes we are healed” in Isaiah during the atonement on the cross and we were healed in I Peter 2:24. We still insist, “No, I’m not healed yet. Maybe some day if it is His will.” We look at circumstances with our natural eyes and continue to disagree with what God has already said. Matthew 18:19 NIV says, “again I say unto you, that if two or more shall agree on earth as touching anything they shall ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven."

Apparently Jesus had reminded his disciples of this before because he said, “again I say unto you…” How quickly they forgot. He told them once again two agree about things and God would do it. Maybe it is just in our nature to argue about things and say, “No, Sir, that’s not the way things are for me. I am not healed, I still hurt, and I don’t know if it is for me.”

We make it too hard on ourselves all the time. A verse in Job 22:21-25 ESV says, “Agree with God and be at peace thereby good will come to you…” What is the good we are looking for? One thing is that we don’t continue to hurt—that the Healer has come like He said He would. “I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Why can’t we just say, “OK,” Lord, I believe it and I take it.

I believe we need to strengthen our knowledge about what God has already said to us so that we won’t waver on whether we can rely on it or not. “Thy Word, O Lord, is truth” (Job 17:17). We must firmly believe that and that “God is not a man that he should lie” (Numbers 23:19). Do we firmly believe that or do we sometimes believe it and sometimes not depending on the circumstances? Scripture tells us not to “throw away our confidence which has great recompense of reward” (Hebrews 10:35). Agree with God. Learn to not only stand firmly on the promises of God but make a demand on them and expect them to happen.

Another scripture that often comes to mind is Amos 3:3 “How can two walk together unless they be agreed?” We think of two people walking together in agreement but Jesus called his disciples friends. We are walking hand in hand with him as our friend and in perfect harmony with him. Agree with God on what He has said in His word to us. It is reliable. Scripture says, “Thy Word, O Lord is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89-96).

How do we know that the power of the Lord was present to heal in Bible days also today? Scripture tells us that the power of the Lord was present to heal and that if it was then it still is today for “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8). Get rid of the “yeh buts” that disqualify us from receiving what He has for us. Learn to say, “Lord I believe what you are telling me. I receive it now.”

All of us have some things in our life that need to be removed. We must exercise our authority over negative things, especially our words. I am not going to disagree with God today. My words are going to be in alignment with what God says, and I‘m going to speak them out loud. “I agree with You that the power of God is in my body to drive out sickness and disease. The power of God is present to heal me. I agree with you Lord. I expect to see sickness and disease leave my body in the Name of Jesus. We can make Revelation 12:11 our scripture. “They overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.” I overcome as well by the blood of the Lamb [Jesus] and the word of [my] testimony. Amen!

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