Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit tormented him…’ [1 Samuel 16:14]
If we are not submitted and humble before God, allowing his spirit to lead and guide us, then like a dove that is spooked, the Holy Spirits presence will lift off our life and the influence of other spirits will come and try and take it’s place as was the case with King Saul.
The Holy Spirit needs to be welcomed in your life as the honored guest he is. The Holy Spirit departed from Saul because of his pride and disobedience to the Word of the LORD. We must have a hospitable disposition towards the presence of God in our life. He is a person, not a force or thing, we must cultivate our relationship with him and not neglect his tender influence and guidance. Roman’s 8:28 reminds us that He is for us! Always working in and through all things for our good! Yet He is a gentleman & a Father, not a harsh dictator or task master. He leads and directs us, but will not force or control us, he wants our cooperation and love to be responsive.
Scripture remind us:
• do not grieve the Holy Spirit [Ephesians 4:30]
• do not quench the Holy Spirit [ 1 Thessalonians 5:19]
Don’t put out the spirits fire, don’t ignore it or quench it, but rather, says Paul, fan into flame the gift of God on your life, in Jesus Name.