Hopefully not many in the “Christian” world are inhabited by evil spirits, but many are controlled by their own self-will. God does allow even his own children to make their own choices and often they deliberately choose to do their will despite God’s warning. If so, there will be consequences – probably unpleasant.

Tommy Tenney wrote about Moses, “He (Moses) longed for more than “visitation”; his soul longed for “habitation”. Let us rejoice that WE have what Moses was longing for—the habitation of the spirit of God as promised by Jesus in John 14:16 and 16:7—the Comforter, the Holy Spirit!

We cannot let ourselves be misled into thinking we have an option of letting the Holy Spirit “visit” us on our whim or invitation. If we do so, we will identify with David’s anguish as he cries out in the 51st Psalm, “Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me” (v. 11). What misery to have looked God “in the face” and know we have built a “sin wall” between us!

This was the plight of Adam when he found that God knew he had sinned; he was ashamed and hid from the presence of God. Richard Alleine expresses that feeling in this way, “He who knows what it is to enjoy God will dread His loss; he who has seen His face will fear to see His back.” A loss of God’s companionship would leave one as a “dead man walking.”

So, what is the antidote to feeling like “a dead man walking?

“Seek ye me, and ye shall live: ( Jer. 5:4, 6).

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. Wonderful words of wise counsel!!
    I saw you called the other day— I was in the grocery store and didn’t see I had had a call until much later-I’ll call soon!
    I love you Oneta

  2. Debbie L says:

    Love this! Actually, love all things Bible! I will say the Holy Spirit is pouring Himself on all who are willing – and that is me as I began to watch His movement at Asbury. I love what David Guzik recommended – he has been a verse-by-verse preacher for over 20 years and carefully studies all commentaries, especially Charles Spurgeon. He has also studied revivals. The bottom line to his fast 18-minute video on YouTube (“Skeptical of Asbury Revival”): “If you are skeptical of the good you hear, be skeptical of the bad.” It’s worth a listen….

    • oneta hayes says:

      I also was surprised when I saw that there were people who were skeptical about this revival. Even suspicious. I, however, do admit that the truth of how God wants to express his love to us is hard to believe! But it is still true. Lean not to thine own understanding…. Perish the thought that we have to understand God before accepting his Gift and his gifts.

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