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. –Matthew 18:19, nkjv
The word “agree” is the Greek word sumphoneo; the English equivalent is “symphony.” So when we read in Matthew 18:19 that the sounds of prayer, uttered in agreement by faith-filled, worshipful hearts, obtain results, we have discovered one of the keys of the Kingdom of God. Heaven’s light shines forth into earthly darkness because of a symphonic sound.
The word symphony is a compelling word, deriving from two root words: sun (pronounced “soon”) and phone (“fo-nay”). Sun means “with,” which means that more than one thing comes together. Somehow or another, a bridge gets created and a combination results. Phone means a tone or sound. The tone or sound can be made by an inanimate object such as a musical instrument, or it can be the sound of a human (or heavenly) voice.
In addition, another Greek word comes into play, phaino, which means “to cause to shine and bring forth light.” In Scriptures such as these, it is translated as “shines” or “shining”:
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:5, nkjv, emphasis mine)
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; (2 Peter 1:19, nkjv, emphasis mine)
In other words, when there is an agreement on the earth among believers, a symphony of sound is released, and it provokes a response from Heaven. This convergence of sounds causes a breaking forth of light into the darkness of earth. I believe that this is what the Lord is doing in the earth right now, and I fervently believe that God wants my full participation, as well as yours!
As I travel the nation and the world, I am seeing the convergence of sounds from every denomination, tribe, tongue, and kindred. The harmonies created by the sounds that arise from the various parts of the Body of Christ on earth are releasing a new anointing for this final hour. People are agreeing in prayer, declaring their song from one group to another, learning how to bridge the culture gap and the generation gap and to mix the tones of the worship of the people of God from every tribe and nation. This is releasing light into the atmosphere, and God shows up. God says that if any two shall agree as touching anything together in His name––whenever they can combine their anointings and release symphonic sound––He is there in the midst of them. This is a revelation!
Full-bodied corporate worship is the key to unlocking Heaven! The unified body of Christ needs to arise release her symphonic sound in the earth right now! When the world is at its worst they need to see a church at its best. In this dark hour this can also be our finest moment.