Much has been said about “visitations from God” and I suppose that is a legitimate experience, but what I read in the teachings of Jesus is not so much a visit as is it an invasion. The Lord more often comes to stay, not visit. It seems he is more interested in possession than in popping in to say hello.
Thomas R. Kelly (1883-1941) a Quaker mystic, once wrote, “It is an overwhelming experience to fall into the hands of the living God, to be invaded to the depth’s of one’s being by his presence, to be, without warning, wholly uprooted from all earth-born securities and assurances, and to be blown by a tempest of unbelievable power which leaves one’s old proud self utterly, utterly, defenseless, until one cries, “All Your waves and billows have gone over me.” (Psalm 47) Then is the soul swept into a Loving Center of ineffable sweetness, where calm and unspeakable peace and ravishing joy steal over one.”
That is an invasion and is the work and power of the Holy Spirit to come to any who will submit and cry out for grace and mercy. We serve a loving and inhabiting God.
If anyone loves me, he will keep my word; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Jesus