Delilah said to Sampson “wherein lieth your strength?”( Judges 16:6) Perhaps Sampson didn’t look real strong in the flesh physically. His real strength came from the Lord. God blessed him with such special power and strength that one day he went out and killed 1,000 Philistines with the jaw bone of an ass. (Probably one of his critics).”Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6b ). Sampson had vowed a vow to never drink wine or cut his hair,The vow of the Nazarites (Read Judges chapter 13), and as long as he obeyed the Lord, and stood by his vow, God was with him and anointed him with great strength and power. However when he got his eyes and heart off of the Lord and was deceived by Delilah, he fell under her spell and revealed the secret of his strength. He lost not only his hair, but Gods anointing and power. Was his strength in his hair? No, it was in his obedience to the Lord. The Holy Ghost power is given to those who obey the Lord.(Acts 5:32). When his hair grew back he got his power back from the Lord, even though the Philistines who worshiped the false god dagon, gouged out his eyes, he managed to kill more of his enemies at his death then in his life.You could say he lost his eyes so he could see clearly.Have you fallen into or under a deceptive trap from the enemy and lost your spiritual sight and strength from the Lord? Well when your hair grows back or spiritual hair, or, when you come to your senses Iike the prodigal son, Then the Lord can be with you again and give you even greater power to accomplish even greater things for him and his Glory. Jesus will come running to you and take you back in his arms.It’s not too late. If you will only turn around and come toward him. “He that cometh to me , I will in no wise cast out.”(John 6:37).
“Not by might,nor by power, but by my spirit saith the Lord of Hosts.”(Zechariah 4:6b).”I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”(Philippians 4:13).The Lord will give you grace for the trial and power for the hour when you need it and not before.All you have to do is call out to Jesus.”For the eyes of the Lord run to and from through out the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards him.”( IIChronicles 16:9a).”And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;”( Isaiah 11:2). If you are going to partner with God you had better plan big.Don’t limit the Holy One of Israel.”Thus saith the Lord, The Holy One of Israel,( JESUS)and his Maker ( GOD),Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands,command ye me.”(Isaiah 45:11). God’s idea of strength is the picture of the weakest saint praying on his knees.Take one day at a time, Jesus said, “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” ( Matthew 6:34).” Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”( 1 Peter 5:7).Sometimes you literally have to grab all your cares and worries and throw them up to the Lord !!!
If you want to go to Heaven someday, sincerely pray this simple prayer:
Dear Jesus, I want to know you and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me.I believe you are the Only Begotten Son of God, and you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Savior. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.