Dirty Linen in our Closets

Judges 16:1-31 Samson and Delilah

Entertaining the enemy

Entertaining the enemy

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.

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Your Body: God’s Temple

The Corinthian people had a low view of the body. They believed that it was unimportant and even described it as a tomb in which the soul is incarcerated. But the viewpoint of Scripture is crystal clear: Your body is the temple of the living God.

You Body

Read | 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

The world’s primary interest in the body is how it looks on the outside: How can it be shaped differently? How can it become more attractive or gain more attention? Regrettably, by worldly standards, success is often dependent on the condition of our bodies.

In contrast, how do you think God views the human body? Do you believe that He is interested only in the soul and spirit, or would you expect Him to also be concerned about our physical bodies?

Despite many popular misconceptions, the Lord is deeply concerned about our human bodies. In today’s passage, Paul confirms this truth when he writes, “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you.” Again, in 2 Corinthians 6:16, the apostle describes the human body as the temple of God. The context of this passage reveals many of the same errors in thinking that are common today. The Corinthian people had a low view of the body. They believed that it was unimportant and even described it as a tomb in which the soul is incarcerated.

Paul’s response is dynamic. He essentially cries out, “No! The body is not a tomb—it is a temple!” It merits our respect and esteem in the same way that the most holy place of worship deserves upkeep.

The viewpoint of Scripture is crystal clear: Your body is the temple of the living God. This should say something to you about its value and the way you ought to treat it. Furthermore, you should take God’s words as a warning against abusing, misusing, or ignoring your own body.

Taken from In Touch Ministries by Dr Charles Stanley

Tip #4
How to keep the engagement going on social media?

Be consistent with your postings. For example post something daily, weekly or biweekly. By doing this you are creating a pattern for you audience to follow. They will know that daily, weekly or bi-weekly you have a fresh post and they will come out in full force to like it and leave their comments. Make sure the gap between post is reasonable and not too lengthy.

On the other hand when there is no set pattern they come and there is nothing fresh, they go somewhere else. The momentum is broken and the engagement dies.

Another thing is to keep the conversation going if someone leaves a comment, respond to the comment and use the person’s name.

This creates engagement and everyone likes to feel and be accepted. No one likes to be ignored. The principle is the same as when you are meeting someone for the first time and when you are in a conversation with someone.

You welcome and you respond. You welcome new followers and you respond to their likes and comments. Take it a step further, see their page and leave

Give space between you and the person. Be polite, examine your words carefully. Be encouraging. Listen! Say

I’ll say more about that later.