Day 53: Strength in Numbers

22 Feb, 2016

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Leviticus 13:1-59
Mark 6:1-29
Psalm 39:1-13
Proverbs 10:10
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. – Mk 6:7

Jesus gave His disciples the exact same supernatural power and authority He carried Himself. So why did He need to send them out two by two? Couldn’t they have covered more ground if they all set out individually?

There is strength in numbers. Any time you pray with another believer, two things happen:

1) God is present. “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matt 18:20). This is my favorite part of being married; I know that whenever my wife and I pray together, Jesus is in our midst. But you don’t have to have a husband or wife to enjoy God’s presence. Find a friend – or a group of friends – and get together and pray!

2) Heaven parallels your movement. “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” (Matt 18:19). If you agree in prayer with another believer, it is done. No if’s, and’s or but’s! Heaven will respond to your prayers: canceling any demonic interference that needs to be broken, and providing whatever resources you need to expand God’s Kingdom.

Disciple math works like this: 1+1= ∞.When you agree with another brother or sister in Christ, all of Heaven responds.


Father, thank You that my prayers have power! Thank You that whenever I pray with another believer, whatever we ask is done in Jesus’ name! Thank You for the power of corporate prayer.

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