The Power of One . . .
Have you ever been driving down the street and run out of gas? Thank God, I’ve not had this kind of thing happen in a long, long time, but I do remember when once it did. I had 1949 Ford convertible that weighed, what seemed to be, a ton.
I jumped out of the car and began to push (one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the door jamb. I was going no where fast until a young man came running from the side walk and began to push with both hands on the trunk.
Suddenly, the impossible task of pushing the car up into the nearest gas station was accomplished and I was able to fill up and get on my way.
All it took to turn an impossible situation into a success was the power of one. The strength of one more person was all I needed that hot summer day. One person coming along side me made all the difference in the world.
Many of us are trying to get through life, build a family, build a business or build a church by ourselves. This is futility, because God has designed us to need each other. We each have built in limits that require that we enlist the help of the power of one.
One friend, one mentor, one counselor or one person praying for you can change your life for ever. The Bible is full of stories about men and women who joined with another to do champion great causes and win against overwhelming odds.
Barak enlisted the wisdom of Deborah, David enlisted the help of Jonathan, Jonathan waged war with only the aid of his armor bearer. Paul had Silas, Peter worked with John and even Jesus entrusted his mother to the care of the Apostle John.
Each understood the power of one as mentioned in Ecclesiastes 4:10-12 (AMP): “For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie down together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone? And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him”.
The Power of Agreement . . .
The power of agreement is the power of one. When one joins with another in agreement they become as one. This unity releases multiplied authority and power.
Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever (anything and everything) they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. Matthew 18:19 (AMP).
The power of one leaves no place for strife, division or destruction. Unity brings anointing and fulfills the plan and purpose of God.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment poured on the head, that ran down on the beard, even the beard of Aaron (the first high priest), that came down upon the collar and skirts of his garments (consecrating the whole body). It is like the dew of (lofty) Mount Hermon and the dew that comes on the hills of Zion; for there the Lord has commanded the blessing, even life forevermore (upon the high and the lowly). Psalm 133:1-3 (AMP)
The unity that Jesus maintained with the Father while He was on the earth brought instant miracles with every word He spoke because He only spoke what He heard the Father say. He was walking in the power of agreement, in the power of one and He prayed that we would do the same.
That they all may be one, (just) as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me. John 17:21 (AMP).
The resulting manifestation of God in and through our lives would be the testimony that would answer His prayer, “that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me,” and would draw the lost to repentance and salvation.
It’s the power of one reaching one.