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God has left the building

1 Samuel 16:14-16 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an
evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. And Saul's servants said unto him,
Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our lord now
command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a
cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit
from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be

There was a time when Saul heard from the Lord but as King he made some
wrong decisions and God replaced the Spirit of God in him with an evil
Spirit. I wonder……did Saul realize when the Spirit of God left him? I don’t
think so but he did know that something was not right. The same is true in
these times that we live in; people do not realize that God has left the

I know people and see them from time to time that have made some wrong
decisions and they really do not know that God is no longer with them. They
think that He will never leave them and He won’t leave until they get into
sin. The problem is that they deny that they have sinned. If you ignore the
voice of God and do it long enough you won’t hear it at all and the voice that
you hear is the one that will lead you down the wrong path, off of the
straight and narrow path onto the one that is broad and leads to destruction.
They do not know that God has left the building.

God is not really the one who leaves, it is up to us to provide a place inside
of us for Him to dwell. If there is no place for Him to dwell in us then He
will find another place to dwell. Yes God’s word says that He will never
leave us or forsake us and He won’t; it is our choice if we make a place for
Him to dwell or not. Saul made his choice and we make ours daily. We need
to make the right one so that we don’t end up like he did. Choosing to fill
our selves with the things of this world instead of God will, in the end, fill us
with a void that all the money and things of this world could never fill.

Christians who support bands, movie stars and sports figures [and let’s not
leave out the democrats] that are liberals, meaning that they support those
things that are an abomination before God, might wake up someday and
realize that God has left the building. Can they ever get back to where they
started from with God? I do not know. That would depend on them and God
because He has the last say in the matter.

Then we have people in our churches that, like Saul, have that evil spirit and
need to have music played on that harp to relieve them and give them peace
and rest so that they can “be well.” But like in Saul’s case that only lasts as
long as the music and singing lasts. Some of those who are singing and
playing are relieving themselves too. Someday they may realize that things
are just not right. Just because God’s Spirit falls on people doesn’t mean that
His Spirit is in them, there is a difference. You will know those who have
the Spirit of God living in them and those who don’t. Those who have the
Spirit of God “IN” them can walk the walk not just talk the talk.

Matthew 15:11-14 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but
that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. Then came his
disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended,
after they heard this saying? But he answered and said, Every plant, which
my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone:
they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall
fall into the ditch.

People will always be offended by the words of Jesus but we must teach and
preach those words so that people will be saved and not be deceived. We
must be planted by God because if we are not planted by Him we will be
ripped up. We can’t be the blind leading the blind because we will all fall in
the ditch. We must seek out the truth in God’s word and speak it to all,
especially to those who are preaching false doctrines and prophesying lies to
God’s people. Everything is not going to be alright like some of these
“prophets” are saying because wrong can never be right. People are going to
have to live right, repent from their sin, and follow God; there is no other
way. I am very grieved in my spirit for some of “Gods’ people” and my tears
have been plentiful here of late. Some are family members and some are
church family but I will bring their names to the throne of grace and pray
that there will be grace there for them until the time that their eyes are
opened once again to the truth.

I Cry
I weep, I cry,
You don’t even know why.
The words that you speak make me grieve,
Because I know that you do not believe.

I weep, I cry,
You don’t even know why.
You take part in what the world has to give,
While you do not consider what makes you live.

I weep, I cry,
You don’t even know why,
You have forsaken the straight and narrow way,
The broad road you have taken, on it you want to stay.

I weep, I cry,
You don’t even know why.
You are happy to be in the place you are in now,
But I will do what I can to help you somehow.

Kathleen H. Williams