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JUDGES 13:5**BECAUSE YOU WILL CONCEIVE AND GIVE BIRTH TO A SON, NO RAZOR MAY BE USED ON HIS HEAD, BECAUSE THE BOY IS TO BE A NAZIRITE, SET APART TO GOD FROM BIRTH, AND HE WILL BEGIN THE DELIVERANCE OF ISRAEL FROM THE HANDS OF THE PHILISTINES.

THE BIRTH OF SAMSON ECHOES ANOTHER MIRACULOUS BIRTH, THE BIRTH OF ISSAC. HIS MOTHER, SARAH, ALSO WAS STERILE AND REMAINED CHILDLESS UNTIL SHE WAS NEARLY A HUNDRED YEARS OLD. "IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR THE LORD? I (THE LORD) WILL RETURN TO YOU AT THE APPOINTED TIME NEXT YEAR AND SARAH WILL HAVE A SON"(GENESIS 18:14).

THE NAZIRITE**NUMBERS 6:2-8**1. A MAN OR WOMAN CAN CONSECRATE THEMSELVES WITH A VOW OF SEPARATION TO THE LORD. 2. HE, SHE MUST OBSTAIN FROM WINE, FERMENTED DRINK, WINE VINEGAR. NO GRAPE JUICE, GRAPES OR RAISINS. 3. NO RAZOR USED ON THE HEAD AND NO HAIRCUT AS LONG AS THE VOW IS CONSECRATED TO THE LORD.

JUDGES 13:17-18**THEN MANOAH (FATHER OF SAMSON ON SECOND ANGEL VISIT) INQUIRED OF THE ANGEL OF THE LORD, "WHAT IS YOUR NAME, SO THAT WE MAY HONOR YOU WHEN YOUR WORD COMES TRUE?" HE REPLIED, "WHY DO YOU ASK MY NAME? IT IS BEYOND UNDERSTANDING.

THE HEBREW NAME OF GOD CONSISTS OF 4 LETTERS OF THE HEBREW ALPHABET (YUD-HEH- VAV-HEH). THIS IS CALLED THE TETRAGRAMMATON. THE ENGLISH IS RENDERED INTO JEHOVAH OR YAHWEH, BUT USUALLY AS LORD OR GOD. THE FULL HEBREW TRANSLATION OF LORD GOD IS ADONAI ELOHIM.

JUDGES 13:24-25**THE WOMAN (HER NAME IS NEVER MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE) GAVE BIRTH TO A BOY AND NAMED HIM SAMSON. HE GREW AND THE LORD BLESSED HIM, AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD BEGAN TO STIR HIM……….JUDGES 14:1-2**SAMSON WENT DOWN TO TIMNAH AND SAW THERE A YOUNG PHILISTINE WOMAN. WHEN HE RETURNED, HE SAID TO HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, "I HAVE SEEN A PHILISTINE WOMAN IN TIMNAH; NOW GET HER FOR ME AS MY WIFE."

SAMSON WAS MOTIVATED BY LUST WHICH OVERRODE ALL REASON AND FAITH. ALSO, HIS DEMAND TO HIS PARENTS REVEALED TOTAL DISREGARD AND RESPECT FOR HIS PARENTS. HAS ANYTHING CHANGED IN THIS GREEDY AND LUSTFUL WORLD TODAY? HOWEVER, AS DISPLEASED AS WERE HIS PARENTS, UNLIKE THE GREEDY AND LUSTFUL MEN OF TODAY, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD BEGAN TO STIR HIM TO BEGIN A ONE MAN ARMY (SAMSON) TO DELIVER ISRAEL FROM THE PHILISTINE RULERS. THIS WAS THE WAY OF THE LORD WHICH IS BEYOND UNDERSTANDING OF MAN FOR SAMSON TO INFILTRATE INTO THE FAMILY OF THE ENEMY.

AS PUNISHMENT FOR THE ISRAELITES FOR DOING EVIL IN THE EYES OF THE LORD, HE DELIVERED HIS PEOPLE INTO THE HANDS OF THE PHILISTINES FOR 40 YEARS (VERSE 13:1). BUT THE LORD HAD COMPASSION JUST HE HAS COMPASSION ON HIS ELECT IN THIS DAY AND AGE. FROM THE START OF HUMAN HISTORY AND TO THIS DAY, SOMETHING WENT TERRIBLY WRONG AND CONTINUES TO MULTIPLY TERRIBLY WRONG. EVE’S TEMPTATION BY SATAN PUT ADAM’S STRENGTH TO THE TEST BUT HE FAILED. SAMSON FAILED THE TEST MANY TIMES ALSO. NEVERTHELESS, IN THE END, THE LORD HAD COMPASSION ON HIS WICKEDNESS OF GREED AND LUST.

ONCE AGAIN SAMSON FELL IN LOVE WITH A PHILISTINE PROSTITUTE NAMED DELILAH. FOR MONEY, SHE DECEIVED SAMSON. WHEN HE YIELDED TO HER WISHES TO USE A RAZOR ON HIS HAIR, GOD LEFT HIM AND TOOK AWAY HIS STRENGTH. THE PHILISTINES SEIZED HIM AND GOUGED OUT HIS EYES AND SET HIM TO GRINDING IN THE PRISON. AS HIS HAIR BEGAN TO GROW BACK, THE RULERS SOON BROUGHT SAMSON INTO THEIR TEMPLE TO PERFORM FOR ABOUT 3000 PEOPLE.

JUDGES 16:28-30**THEN SAMSON PRAYED TO THE LORD, O SOVEREIGN LORD, REMEMBER ME. O GOD, PLEASE STRENGTHEN ME JUST ONCE MORE… THEN SAMSON REACHED TOWARD THE TWO CENTRAL PILLARS ON WHICH THE TEMPLE STOOD. BRACING HIMSELF AGAINST THEM, HIS RIGHT HAND ON THE ONE AND HIS LEFT HAND ON THE OTHER, SAMSON SAID, "LET ME DIE WITH THE PHILISTINES!’ THEN HE PUSHED WITH ALL HIS MIGHT, AND DOWN CAME THE TEMPLE ON THE RULERS AND ALL THE PEOPLE IN IT. THUS HE KILLED MANY MORE WHEN HE DIED THAN HE LIVED.***SAMSON DIED AS ONE OF THE ELECT OF OUR LORD WHEN HE PRAYED AND ASKED FORGIVENESS. HIS LAST MINUTE REQUEST OF REMEMBER ME RINGS OF ONE HUMBLE CRIMINAL’S REQUEST SHORTLY BEFORE HE DIED ON THE CROSS NEXT TO OUR MESSIAH, CHRIST JESUS.

LUKE 23:42-43**THEN HE SAID,"JESUS, REMEMBER ME WHEN YOU COME INTO YOUR KINGDOM." JESUS ANSWERED HIM,"I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE."

DON’T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE TO ASK THE LORD FOR FORGIVNESS OF SIN. ASK FREQUENTLY AND REPEATEDLY FOR MOST PEOPLE DIE QUICKLY AND THERE IS NO TIME TO REPENT AND FEEL SORRY FOR BEING A SLAVE TO SATAN. IN THE END FOR MOST OF THIS WORLD, THERE IS NO CHANCE FOR ETERNAL LIFE WITH OUR CREATOR. CHANGE YOU MIND NOW AND STOP WORSHIPING GREED, MONEY, PEOPLE, FOOD, LUST AND HATE. PLACE OUR CREATOR FIRST ABOVE WORSHIPING ALL THESE IDOLS.

REQUEST OUR LORD DAILY TO GUIDE YOU ALONG THE NARROW ROAD THAT LEADS INTO HIS PEACE!