Judges 16:1-31 Samson and Delilah
It is very important as children of God for us to take inventory of our cultural customs within the kingdom and stay within those guidelines.
The moment we step out of kingdom principles and practices, is the moment we open up ourselves to pitfalls and run the risk of the presence of the Lord leaving us.
Like Samson, who has no business mingling with the Philistines and falling in love with the betrayer. He got very comfortable and he let his guard down allowing himself to be beguiled by the enemy. Sharing principles and inside kingdom details he has no business sharing. He got careless with the gift.
Seek to know who you are entertaining in your Godly circle and who is on your team. Are they dream crushers, hole diggers, and or friends with the enemy. Or are they helpers, destiny makers, life changers, team players who are coachable, teachable and has the team and leadership best interest at heart.
Seek to know this and spend time observing and listening to know the heart of those among you. Wisdom comes with listening and hearing and carefully dissecting the observations by testing it in the word of God.
Like Delilah, who was friends with the enemy, she kept asking for the secret to Samson’s strength, his gift and he was so naive he could not see that he was not to share this. He could not see that Delilah has a hidden agenda. He was outside of kingdom customs, and away from the covenant protection. Samson exposed his secret, the who and what behind his gift and it was to his demise. He no longer had spiritual eyes to see that Delilah was testing what he had said and that she included the enemy in the test.
My friends, leaders and people of God, as we are approaching the new year let’s examine our circle to see who should we take with us to the next level. Examine to see who just want to know the inner happenings to share with the enemy like Delilah. Wait while you try the spirit.
The Bible reminded us in verse 20 of Judges 16 that …”Then she said, “Samson, the Philistines are here!” He woke up and thought, “I’ll leave as I did before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him.”
It’s not business as usual when you entertain the enemy. The anointing that was once upon you could be removed. The Lord is with you but if you continue in your own way …the Lord will leave you and just like Samson you could be captured and eventually die with the enemy. Entertaining the enemy, trouble makers and unGodliness could be physically and emotionally costly….
My encouragement to you is to be wise, examine your conversations, acts, and deeds and if there be any “dirty linen in our closets” take it to God, confess and get moving again in the right direct for 2015.