📖: Judges 16:1-31
Samson was a gift from God to a barren woman and was special because God gave him the gift of supernatural strength. The angel of the Lord appeared to his mother, announced the birth, period, and with instructions of what the mother should not do during his pregnancy and what Samson must not do. This proved that he was preordained and orchestrated by God and the kind of person he was destined to be (Judges 13:3-5). Samson was born a “Nazirite; someone dedicated to God for God’s use.
As it is written in the book of Judges 13:24 “The woman gave birth to a boy and was named him Samson. He grew and the Lord blessed him”. God bestowed upon him supernatural strength which gave him the ability to be very courageous and powerful (Judges 14:6). As he grew in strength, he relied on his strength rather than God. All what he was ordered not to do, he was doing them, but God’s strength was still upon him, until he met and fell in love with Delilah, a woman in the valley of Sorek (Judges 16:4).
The Philistines ruler approached and used Delilah, the person he loved, who lulled him into revealing the source of his strength so that he can be overpowered (Judges 16:5). She was persistent with her nagging, until he was tired to death. Judges 16:17 says “So he told her everything. “No razor has ever been used on my head,” he said, “because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother’s womb. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man”. She ensured he was asleep on her lap, and called someone to shave off his seven braids of his hair. The enemies were able to subdue and seized him, because the spirit of the Lord and his strength left him. They gouged out his eyes and took him away to Gaza and was imprisoned.
The story of Samson and Delilah may have happened long ago, metaphorically, the spirit of Delilah is still present with us and resonate with many of us. It shows to what extent our enemies can go in order to know our divine secrets. Many at times, we take God’s gifts for granted and at times fall into such trap and are betrayed by deceptive friends, household wickedness, or someone we love dearly. We assume they are who they pretend to be, but on the contrary, they are wolves in sheep clothing. Some of us have had their spiritual gifts, potentials or glory that God bestowed upon us like Samson shaved, transferred, stolen, exchanged or even destroyed in order to derail us from our divine destiny. The moment our destiny is derailed, sometimes it cannot be repaired or restored; it will take the grace of God for us to regain the gift, potential or glory back. May God help us not to use our own mouth to reveal our spiritual gifts to our enemies or deceptive friends.
What is that negative thing or sin in us that the enemy may use as a ladder to penetrate our lives; identify it now and guard against the spirit of Delilah. We need to be born again, make the Holy Spirit our best friend, have a relationship with God, pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), meditation on God’s Word, listen more and talk less, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we will be able to guard our divine gifts. Those yet to surrender their lives to Jesus, do so now, tomorrow might be too late. DO IT NOW and stay connected to Jesus Christ the Author and Finisher of our faith. Stay connected! Stay focused! Have a blessed day. Shalom.
🙏 Every arrow of Delilah and Jezebel, go back to your senders, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Every monitoring gadget and remote controlling devices, around me, break into pieces, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 My Father, my Father, my Father, expose all enemies that are masquerading as my friends, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Every cooperation between household wickedness and work-place wickedness, to displace me, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Every satanic opposition and programme, assigned to pull me down, I de-programme you, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Every enemy, that pretends to be my friend to reduce me, I cut you off by fire, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Every secret, hidden in satanic archives, crippling my elevation, be exposed and disgraced, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 The hole in the wall, that will disgrace and expose my enemies, manifest by fire, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Conspiracies of darkness, assigned to remove my glory, shatter to pieces, in the name of Jesus.