"Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 18:19).
This is one of the most profound promises made by Jesus concerning asking and receiving that we can find in the Word of God. To be promised "anything" we can ask for, is truly exciting.
However, it is necessary to always consider the whole counsel of God's word as we make it applicable to our lives and situations. Many times we allow our carnal reasoning to overshadow and supercede what God is fully saying to us, by grabbing hold of an isolated statement or promise from the Word of God, and attempting to coerce God to work His way - - "our way."
To clasp the hand of a Christian brother or sister and say, "Let us agree together for an answer from God regarding a particular need or desire, is certainly scripturally proper...but only if we are abiding in the whole counsel of His Word. For you see, God also says, "If ye abide in Me and My words abide in you, you shall ask what you will and it shall be done unto you." To consider this counsel in the light of Matthew 18:19, puts the matter of agreeing in a more responsible spectrum. We must now consider, in asking for an answer from God for this need, am I abiding in Him and is His Word abiding in me... and further, is this brother or sister with whom I am coveting, abiding in Him and His Word abiding in them?
As believers and members of the body of Christ, it is of eternal value and importance that we saturate our spirits with the Word of God. To abide in Him and to have His Word abiding in us, will activate faith within us, and allow us to live in the realm of the miraculous. Paul realized the importance of this when he declared in Acts 20:27: "For I have not shunned (failed) to declare unto you the whole counsel of God." Paul can never be found zeroing-in on an isolated portion of God's Word and building a doctrine or theory on it. But we find him teaching line-upon-line, precept-upon-precept...and pulling it all together until it becomes fulness and wholeness. The principle works the same for us - - and the more balance, wholeness, health, prosperity, blessing, and glory we will surely experience in our lives!