Matt. 18:18-20 ¶ 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. 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. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.
I often think of the first time I heard people praying in the heavenly language. It was August of 1973 above a pizza parlor on N.Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana. The sounds of that prayer was scary and strangely attractive at the same time. There were probably twenty five people in that little “upper room” and they were all singing in tongues at the same time. Rather than confusion, it was the most harmonious atmosphere I had ever experienced. It was music like I had never experienced before. It was holy, spontaneous, melodic, harmonious, and filled with a presence I had never felt. Jesus was living in that heavenly song and I was being drawn into His kingdom. In today’s verse, the Lord spoke of what we call the prayer of agreement. He was not only talking about praying for something together, He was speaking of a spiritual bond or harmony that would bring tremendous results. Dick Mills brings more clarity with his definition of this word agreement that Jesus spoke ABOUT.
“agree, sumphoneo (soom-foe-neh-oh); Strong’s #4856: From sum, “together,” and phoneo, “to sound.” Sumphoneo is to sound together, be in accord, be in harmony. The word “symphony” comes from sumphoneo. Metaphorically, the word means to agree together in prayer that is concordant.”
That is powerful, the word agree comes from the greek word symphoneo. Obviously it is a musical term describing many musical instruments playing different parts harmonizing in one beautiful song. There is a place of agreement and harmony in the Spirit that produces unlimited results. This results consist in several things. The first is answered prayer. Harmony produces selfless, kingdom prayers that will surely come to pass. Secondly, bondages are broken. There is power over all the works of the enemy in our harmonious prayer. Finally, and best of all, Christ is present in that kind of prayer. That is what Pentecost was, 120 people in spiritual agreement, the results was the power of His presence and the heavenly song.