This week, Pastor Don shares appendices from scripture, illustrating very stark examples of both the principle of delegated authority (Agency) and the Law of Agreement. Before next week launching into Part Six “Know When to Pray, Exhort, Command or Teach,” of this seven part series, he provides this supplement to the past 6 weeks of teaching will illustrations from Jesus of the principles recently taught.
In this teaching Pastor Don takes us into an account from Matthew 8 and Luke 7 that appear to contradict each other. Matthew records, “A centurion came to Jesus beseeching him to heal his servant.” Luke records that “A Centurion sent elders of the Jews to Jesus beseeching him to heal his servant.” Shown clearly to be an account of the same miracle of Jesus, Pastor Don proves that the Bible recognizes the principle in law of the “sent one – an act of an agent in an act of the principle.
In the second part of the teaching we are taken into Matthew’s gospel to view true life examples of “the Law of Agreement” in principle. Jesus said the “kingdom of heaven” is likened unto a man that went out and hired laborers for his vineyard, “And when he had AGREED with them for A PENNY A DAY, he sent them into his vineyard.” Remind us that Jesus was not talking about anything in the natural, he began by saying, “The kingdom of heaven is likened to…” The word “agreed” in this parable is the same as the Greek in Matthew 18:19 and parallels every example given in this series of teaching concerning the “Law of Agreement” by which Jesus and the prophets before Him did greater miracles.
A reminder that the word "agree" in Matthew 18:19 is the Greek, "sumphoneo." While stemming from the root, "sumphonos" (we get our word symphony from it), meaning "harmonious," the form of the word, "sumphoneo, however, carries much more weight than just to be "in harmony." It actually carries legal meaning. The Greek dictionary suggests, "a binding contract," or "covenant agreement." Spiritually, it is what triggers every major miracle of the Bible. It takes two people on the earth making the agreement. One of those two would need to be representing God, while the other would be in need of something from God. In the New Testament sense, to initiate this “agreement,” one would need to be acting "in the name of Jesus," representing him.
We see "sumphoneo," this contractual type of agreement, as Naaman, the leper, came to the prophet Elisha to be healed. Elisha, offered to Naaman a remedy... but only if he would go dip seven times in the Jordan river. If this were in the natural (a civil agreement), rather than supernatural, it would constitute a "legally binding agreement," or contract, similar to "If you will paint my house, I will give you One Thousand Dollars." The moment you complete the paint job, I would legally owe you the money. In the same way, Elisha promised (in Jehovah God's name) that if Naaman would go wash in the Jordan river he would be healed. Although at first, Naaman rejected the offer, after his servant reasoned with him, he then went and washed seven times in the Jordan. When he came out of the water the seventh time, his skin came back like to a child's flesh, and he was made clean of his leprosy, and completely whole again.
Similarly, every greater miracle of the Bible was performed by God's servant messenger in the same manner. All of Jesus' creative miracles were done using this "agreement." At the marriage feast (Jesus' first miracle), He gave the command "Fill the water pots full of water," then, "Go serve them to the governor of the feast." When they accepted the offer, and had completed what in legal terms is "consideration" (the thing done by the promise in reliance upon the promise), when served to the governor, it was miraculously made wine. When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, he made the offer to the family and friends, "You will see the glory of God if you will roll away the stone!" Their initial response to the agreement was, "But master, he is decayed and stinks." Then Jesus made his offer clearer, "Said I not unto you, if you will roll away the stone, you will see the glory of God." The scripture says, "Then they rolled away the stone." They accepted the offer (one similar today of saying, "dig up the corpse from the grave." Of course, after they had done the "consideration" and fulfilled their part of the agreement, the received the reward of seeing Lazarus alive and well from the grave tomb.
Pastor Don says, “If I did not add this supplement to the past 6 weeks teaching, I would be remiss in my responsibility to the Holy Spirit.”
Get ready in this teaching for much revela