Soon after we married a group of about 10-15 families started having 'singings' during the week. We'd get together and sing and sing and sing.. until we experienced a Spirit of worship... I had never experienced before ... or not to that extent. We had harmonizing 4 part singing soon to add a few more parts... I get tears and 'goose bumps' as I think back to that.
Can you imagine a group of 53 men and women put into one dungeon with no outside contact whatsoever, except for a narrow slit in the door that was opened twice a day as food was slid in on a tray. Think for a moment...53 men and women... getting along?.... or do you think they had several different worship groups in there? Maybe several denominations? Did they need to argue their view on a certain doctrine? How did they maintain their sanity... their faith...their love for the Lord as well as their love for one another?
Jesus said, ...'Upon this rock I will build My church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it'. So why is it that the church seems to be in a state of confusion and powerlessness? It seems there is an ungodly fear of darkness, evil, wickedness, etc. creeping into our plain churches. There may be several reasons why Christian people lose their power and authority that Jesus commissioned to His people.