I’ve noticed something about the Holy Spirit in believer’s relationships. You may have observed this as well. When the Holy Spirit is given reign in the prayer gathering He brings a unity that can only be described as communion. One prays in the Spirit over a matter or word of God and another will have the same impression in their heart and mind (Spirit) at the same moment. So, there is supernatural agreement in the prayer. There are no limits to what the Holy Spirit will and can do when He is placed in authority and everyone is submitted to Him. I have seen Holy Spirit lead a spiritual battle with the word of God against the powers of darkness. One after another would be given a Scripture prayer that worked together with the one before so that God’s love and character were exalted over circumstances. This could not be contrived through human effort alone. Yet, I know even this description can only be seen by faith, unless you too have experienced Holy Spirit prayer in a gathering. I sat silent joining in with what the Spirit was doing. With the Spirit in control, one can truly surrender, listen and intercede according to the will of God.
My prayer partner and friend and I have frequently marveled at this characteristic of Holy Spirit. How even in a simple and causal conversation the Spirit will bring out an insight or revelation that is mutual and most often confirmed in Scripture. It goes without saying that everything in the Spirit is confirmed in and by Scripture, but what I’m referring to is an application of insight into our lives which can vary greatly depending on the person. I remember prayer gatherings that were led and organized by men, there were leaders who walked through their agenda of items for prayer, they were cognizant of the agenda and made sure the group stayed on track. I will not judge these men or God’s pleasure in respect of any prayer. We are told to pray and praying is right. Nevertheless, Yeshua taught us that the Father knows what we need before we ask and we need not use many words in order to be heard by Him. (Matt. 6: 7-8).
Anywhere the Holy Spirit is exalted among men and given the lead becomes a place of worship. “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matt. 18: 20). “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Prov. 27: 17). “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10: 24-25). May I humbly suggest that, among believers, all the encouragement we need can be found by the power of the Holy Spirit released in our midst.