Judges 16:22 Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.
Judges 16:28 And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.
Judges 16:30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life
Greetings global reader. I want you to be always reminded of this truism. The enemy is always planning and lying in wait for your soul. He was in centuries past and he is still busy doing much evil today. You have to constantly be on the look out and stay alert! Lest you think the enemy wears a red suit with horns, that fantasy is a big lie. The devil works through boys, girls, men and women. They smile with you in front your face and plan to destroy you behind your back with others.
In the book of Judges chapter sixteen, we meet a historic Bible character by the name of Samson. He was a Nazarene by birth and had committed his life to God, vowing never to cut his hair. For this faith and trust, God rewarded him with extra ordinary strength. He was a warrior and the enemy feared him greatly.
So too, when we honestly pledge our lives to God, he too will reward us with different gifts and talents and always be there for us even when we slip and fall and make mistakes. You have to be truly inwardly in connection with God for this to happen though.
As is the case since the creation, the enemy never likes to see anything going well or anyone being successful. He comes up with a cunning plan to try and find Samson's secret. As a reminder, there are some secrets that we have to take to our graves. I didn't say that, the Bible does in Proverbs 25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:
Thus, the enemy uses a woman by the name of Delilah. I don't mean to be sexist in any way, the enemy does use men too. I am just recounting the story in an easier way so that even my child readers globally can understand.
After using her "delicious" words, Samson finally tells Delilah, his love of his life at the time, all his heart according to Judges 16:17.
DING DONG! That was it! After being with Samson her love, she took sides with the strange and deceitful enemy and sold him over to his enemy, the Philistines for eleven hundred pieces of silver according to Judges 16:5 just to TRY and destroy him.
Money should never be our master. It should always be our servant. Note well, money CORRUPTS if one allows the power to get to their head. Not all the rich people you see driving around in fancy vehicles, large houses and big jobs are very happy. They wish they didn't have it all, because they focused so much on money and success and winning, that in the process, they lost their man or woman or children and have no peace of mind even though you see them smiling.
The enemy thought he had won the war when they got the upper hand of Samson and threw him into prison.
That was a big lie. So too, as a Child of God, if you are going through a storm now, and it feels like you will never come out of that whirlwind, you have stand your ground and press on just a little bit longer. Let's see what happens to Samson.
While in prison, his hair, the place where his strength once lay, began to grow again. Judges 16:22 Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.
While in prison, Samson NEVER lost hope that the God of his youth was well able to deliver him and restore him to his former position or even a better position and rebuild his IMAGE.
Samson constantly called upon God while incarcerated and never lost hope and trust. Let's see what happens in Judges 16:28 And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.
God heard and answered this prayer and all his prayers and Samson got the upper hand and destroyed ALL his enemies according to Judges 16:30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life
So too, if we stop trying to fight and win our own battles and put the issues in God's hands, he too will fight and win our battles and DESTROY OUR ENEMIES, just as in Samson's case.
I'm sure that you have seen it happen with me too, before your very eyes in this 21st century too. GOD IS STILL WORKING.
Friend, we all go through trials and tests in life. It is quite ironic though that we go to school and learn and then get the test. In real life, we get the test and then we learn what life is really about.
From where I sit and type, I can't tell exactly what your struggle is. Marriage problems? Regret? Can't find a Job? Your current job is taking your life and no one shows appreciation? Financial Issues? Feeling Suicidal?
Do Not Kill Your Self! Do Not Commit Suicide! You will get over this hurdle! Just Do Not Give Up!
All of these are tests sent from the enemy. You have to decide though, if you will let the enemy get the upper hand or if you'll constantly pray and trust and keep the faith until God delivers you. Try Jesus today. Don't Give up! Yes You'll Pass This Test!
Trust God Today! At Dare 2 Be Different International - www.daretobedifferentskn.com, we follow our own unique doctrine and believe that once you Trust God as Lord and Saviour of your life, live right and do good, you will make it into heaven.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God and once you follow his example detailed in the Bible of RIGHT LIVING, you will live the best life you can ever life here on earth. We don't get into debating whether you should wear a pant or skirt or a hart or braids. To us, that is RELIGION. We believe in SPIRITUALITY.
We also believe that no where in the pages of the Bible, God promises us an easy life. What he does promise us is that He will be with us even unto the end of the world.
Yes You'll Pass This Test! Don't Give Up!
When you pass it, ALL your enemies and haters will bow their heads in amazement and stand in AWE of the God that you serve when you come out the fire, shining as GOLD!
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