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Samson, Delilah, and the Seductive Path to Destruction: Lessons in Compromise and Spiritual Blindness

This all begins with Samson wanting to go near Philistine women, the oppressors, wanting to marry and have a union with those who are oppressing Israel, this is where the door is opened for all other events to occur. Why would you ever want to marry your oppressors? The Lord allowed this the FIRST TIME ONLY to stir Samson against the Philistines. However, in the 2nd and 3rd instances the Lord’s hand was not in it.

On the way of going to speak to this young Philistine woman, Samson gets into an altercation with a lion and tears it to shreds as the Spirit of the Lord now is beginning to come upon him.

On his way back from speaking with this woman, he sees the carcass of the lion, and there is now a beehive in it with honey. Samson is NOT supposed to be touching what is dead or unclean, he is a Nazirite, and he's also not supposed to be cutting his hair….

Satan many times will take what is spiritually dead, what is unclean, and offer it up to look sweet and tempting.

However, Samson touches the unclean carcass to retrieve out of it what he finds sweet because he could not resist the temptation. You see, Samson had an issue with impulse control, when the Nazirite vow wasn’t convenient, he would compromise and throw it to the side. All these smaller compromises, pave the way for this string of bad choices to come to a crescendo and literally crash down on His life.
 
The lion and the honey are an overall prophetic depiction of Samson’s life. Always desiring to touch and take what is unclean, what is spiritually dead (the Philistines) because to him it looks sweet and is satisfying in the Flesh. Samson was a Judge of Israel.

How many leaders and Judges do we see right now who are living their lives the same way? Who are getting too close and touching what they shouldn’t, going near who they shouldn’t, doing what they shouldn’t, because there is an alluring sweet element to it?

How many women do we see out there attempting to take down leadership after one way or another they have worked their way in with them?....

THE JAWBONE OF AN ASS at a place called LEHI. THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD CAME POWERFULLY UPON SAMSON... and he picked up a jawbone of a dead jackass. and killed 1000 men. He picked up what was DEAD, what he was NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH, and killed men with what was already dead. Ironically, HE DID NOT NEED THE JAWBONE, or any weapon, to win that battle because THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WAS UPON HIM!!

After the battle, Samson raises the jawbone and sings a self-serving song.
"  With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, With the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men."

Get that? I... ME...I have slain a thousand men.
In fact, what he was really saying was, WITH SOMETHING DEAD THAT I AM NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO  TOUCH, I DID THIS GREAT FEAT!!!  

He gives no credit to God. In fact, he renames the place called LEHI, "RAMATH LEHI"
the meaning of the name Ramath-Lehi is Elevation of the jaw-bone or Jawbone Hill.

He even credits the jawbone and NOT GOD in renaming his place of victory.

So... what is a jawbone? It is the bone that moves the mouth. MINISTERS BEWARE, too many ministries, those in leadership, have picked up a jawbone of an ass and have allowed them to SPEAK in their ministries. Supposed voices that claim they move in the prophetic anointing, or that claim they have some special anointing when they are nothing more than talking jackasses moving in the PATHETIC and ANNOYING saying "thus sayeth  the Lord" when the Lord never said a thing to a dead jawbone.

Let's stay on this for a moment with this dead jawbone…donkeys are associated with the stubborn and foolish.

Right now, we have a decaying jawbone in the White House right now that is being utilized as a mouthpiece and figure to do destructive exploits to the people of this nation.

Right now, we have those on the Congress floor attempting to utilize what is dead to further their agendas, jawbones, that are nothing more than empty tombs when they speak.

Right now, we have those in ministry who are speaking things that are dead, the life and power of the Lord are not on them because they are coming from the flesh and the dead places, these graveyards of sorts that have come into existence in their lives and ministries….

The jawbone of an ass is a perfect depiction of what we see happening now.

The jawbone of DAs, of Judges in NYC, and in volatile parts of the nation, their jawbone is being used for foolish exploits and prognosticating on their soapboxes.

One hard kick to that soapbox, that unstable, volatile soapbox in which they stand and thus they fall with their platform…there is a reason I am speaking this….

We might as well call DC JAWBONE HILL.

Interestingly enough, a jawbone of a donkey is used in Judges to kill, and  in the Book of Numbers that jawbone of a donkey is opened by the Lord to speak:

Numbers 22:22-33

22 Then God’s anger was aroused because he went, and the Angel of the Lord took His stand in the way as an adversary against him. And he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. 23 Now the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field. So Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back onto the road. 24 Then the Angel of the Lord stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side. 25 And when the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord, she pushed herself against the wall and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall; so he struck her again. 26 Then the Angel of the Lord went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. 27 And when the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam’s anger was aroused, and he struck the donkey with his staff.
28 Then the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?” 29 And Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have [a]abused me. I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would kill you!” 30 So the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day? Was I ever [b]disposed to do this to you?” And he said, “No.” 31 Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell flat on his face. 32 And the Angel of the Lord said to him, “Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out [c]to stand against you, because your way is perverse[d] before Me. 33 The donkey saw Me and turned aside from Me these three times. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would also have killed you by now, and let her live.”

In Both Samson and Ballam’s cases, they are defiling themselves by consistently touching and having relations with what is unclean while serving a Holy God.

Now back to Samson and Delilah: That unclean act of touching, touching the honey in the carcass, touching the first Philistine woman, touching Delilah, touching a prostitute, of constantly desiring what is unclean, what is forbidden, WHAT IS FORBIDDEN?

It’s the tree of the knowledge of good and evil ALL OVER AGAIN.

Samson is told not to touch what is unclean, not to intermarry with Philistine women, and NOT to give up the source of his strength, and he falls to the lulling and seducing of the serpent….
A seducing spirit at work, many times mermaids are associated with seducing spirits, Dagon was half man, half fish, the Philistines, the main god, the god that the Philistines later on will give the honor to for the capture of Samson…The Philistine women were pagan, seducing, unclean, and many of them were involved in prostitution and illicit affairs. The Delilah’s the deceptive lulling, subtle Delilah’s.

They are attempting to cut many men’s hair right now and take that position of leadership, that covering from them, the Delilah’s, the prostitutes, the seductresses….
Delilah attempting to hand Samson over to the Philistine lords for a payout doesn’t that sound familiar….

Both Samson and these leaders have something in common, the Lord was not in the rightful place as head of their lives, they NEVER headed the voice of the lord when it came to going near women they should have never been involved with in the first place.

That seducing spirit that surrounded and swarmed around Delilah and the Philistine women was methodical, subtle, and deceptive.

Delilah literally portrays that she so cares for Samson, she claims Samson “does not really love her” if he does not tell her the source of his strength, that is manipulation, that is the work of a seductress as she was in partnership with the Philistine Lords for Samson’s destruction and
Samson in his arrogance and false security of being “untouchable” toys with Delilah, as she is trying to seduce him, He is lying to her and toying with her. He is playing with Fire. He has gone to that dead place and touched that dead jawbone of an ass all over again. Because that is what Delilah was, that dead jawbone, speaking destruction as it came off like HONEY (there is the reference to the lion carcass and the honey). However, instead of Samson utilizing that jawbone to kill the Philistines, that spiritually dead jawbone of Delilah would be utilized to lull him into complete compromise and bring his demise.

Delilah used a tactic on Samson that his first wife used on him. The first marriage to a Philistine went very sour. Whining, nagging,  crying, pouting, and saying "YOU DON'T LOVE ME"!!! In all of his strength, able to fight thousands of warriors, Samson succumbed the will of a passive-aggressive narcissist, who always saw him as a means to the end, the payout that the Lords were danging before her.

We see this depicted in the same way with Joseph’s brothers selling him, with Judas consulting with the Pharisees for the price of binding Jesus.

Over and over we see the seducing, and the side that partners with the seducing to bring one to demise who many times overlooks the obvious in the name of self exploits, or in Jesus’s case willingly surrendered to it to die for our sins.

Back to the lion carcass with the honey, its dead, it's spiritually dead, it brings nothing positive into your life, however, the honey within it is the temptation. It is not worth going near the dead and unclean to retrieve what is temptingly sweet…..

Delilah appears “trustworthy” like she has “your best interest at heart” however she is a PHILISTINE a SEDUCTRESS, she is in the flesh and solely in it for herself. The desire to cut Samson’s hair to receive wealth and influence amongst the Lords.

Today, the negative image is entrenched. The dictionary defines a “Philistine” as “…a crass, prosaic, often priggish individual, guided by material rather than intellectual values; … belonging to a despised class one deficient in originality or aesthetic sensitivity.”

This is going on in ministry as well, you shall see, it will become blatantly clear this seducing spirit looking to cut the hair of leadership has lulled its way into the Church, and near good Godly men, who look in ways to join or attach only to try and attempt to unlawfully take that covering, however, they are really out to control and overtake you and STEAL the anointing and the ministry that YOU WERE GIVEN BY GOD TO STEWARD, IT WAS NOT GIVEN TO THEM THEY ARE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE AND BENEFIT FROM WHAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN UNTO YOU.

We are dealing with Acts 16.
6 It happened that as we were on our way to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave-girl who had [f]a spirit of divination [that is, a demonic spirit claiming to foretell the future and discover hidden knowledge], and she brought her owners a good profit by fortune-telling. 17 She followed after Paul and us and kept screaming and shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God! They are proclaiming to you the way of salvation!” 18 She continued doing this for several days. Then Paul, being greatly annoyed and worn out, turned and said to the spirit [inside her], “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ [as His representative] to come out of her!” And it came out at that very moment. 19 But when her owners saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities in the market place [where trials were held], 20 and when they had brought them before the chief magistrates, they said, “These men, who are Jews, are throwing our city into confusion and causing trouble. 21 They are publicly teaching customs which are unlawful for us, as Romans, to accept or observe.”

Same in the political arena right now, They are attempting to cut the hair of President Trump, Jim Jordan, Tucker Carlson, and others, that same seducing lulling spirit has found its way near them. I saw it in the dream with Tucker Carlson and I had it weeks before everything happened, that’s not over, (talk about the dream Van Susteren =Newsmax?) Gaza, the very place where Samson had relations with a prostitute is the very place he is ultimately imprisoned, a seducing spirit that first brings pleasure to bring bondage to ultimately destroy.

However, it is in this “strong City” that Samson would be utilized by the Lord one more time to destroy the temple of Dagon. It is ironic that while the Philistines are praising Dagon for Samson's capture, it is Samson who will regain his strength and destroy Dagon and his followers.

The Lord utilized Samson one more time after everything had been stripped from him…when his hair was growing back and the Philistines had forgotten all about the hair and the strength, Delilah had forgotten all about the hair and the strength….

A warning to leadership in the political arena and in ministry, do not go so deep with these temptations and alluring and seducing circumstances that you lose everything finding yourself in total bondage for a season, stripped of your strength and lose your VISION.

Your ability to see circumstances correctly, when you look more with the eyes of the flesh rather than the spirit, you lose sight of the predator that is moving and circling around you through that person or circumstance.
 
Make America Great Again is about to get a HARD Adjustment before the Lord….

Dagan was an archetypal "father of gods" and a creator figure.

One of Dagan's best-documented functions was guaranteeing abundant harvests of grain.[29] However, he was not an agricultural god but rather the source of prosperity in general.[30]

Abundant harvests of grain…what did Samson catch 300 foxes and do? Destroyed the grain fields, the grain that they thought Dagon was giving them. Their food supply, their abundance…

Do we find it strange that the Starbucks logo is half man, half fish, and provides all sorts of alluring sweet treats? Same concept reworked to cause a modern-day society to accept it.

The demonic will reward, repurpose, and repackage to feed an old idea to a modern-day people….

2 times in scripture the Lord exacts judgement upon Dagon and the Philistines where Dagon was directly involved.
  1. Judges: Samson
  2. 1 Samuel 5: Philistines place the ark of the covenant before Dagan
In both instances the Philistines foolishly bring their captive from Israel before Dagon, both times they were severely struck.

So we have 2 things running parallel here… The Philistines want to take what is the Lord’s, to capture it, to subdue.

Samson wants to touch what is not of God, what is unclean, and take it for himself and have relations with such….

However, both times, with Samson, and with the ark, these were taken from Israel because Israel went into battle out of order, were in rebellion, were compromising on multiple fronts, which led to a loss of vision. They were very much compromised spiritually and out of order before the Lord.

Delilah for money helps hand Samson over to the Philistines, who cut his hair, bind him, and take away his eyes, so he loses sight of what he should be doing, however, he loses his spiritual sight first, he loses track of the Spirit and what Ruach Elohim the Spirit of the living God was showing him; he lost sight of who was the real enemy, the oppressor of Israel ended up in his bed. When your oppressor is sharing your bed and your home, bondage comes with chains and does the rest….
             
The thief comes to steal kill and destroy John 10:10

The thief that came in the form of seducing flesh of a woman, is what was utilized to take Samson's strength and His Vision.

What are they attempting to take from this nation right now? Its Strength (the covenant, we the people) and Its Vision to see and do the right and moral things.  
     
What are they attempting to take from President Trump right now? His strength and his Vision! Who is involved in that as well, the Delilah he should of never been anywhere near to begin with….

What did they try and take from Tucker, his STRENGTH that reaches and influences. This is not over by a long shot…

That spirit has gone forth to attempt to cut their hair, steal their strength, and make sure their vision does not unfold.

What did they do to Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, parade women who had conspired with the lords to take his strength and his Vision so he could not fill that seat with the Supreme Court.

September 26, 2018: Three women have publicly accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault or misconduct, with the latest allegation emerging on Wednesday.

How many women are accusing Trump of the same? 3 in a particular case, why? Because even the enemy knows the scripture, a matter is established by 2 or 3 witnesses.
All of these women always seem to be democrats too.

You tell me right now how many democratic congress leaders and senators are having relations with prostitutes, women they should be NOWHERE near, and nobody blinks at it….

Many times Samson lets Delilah too close to begin with, lets their guard down a bit too much, and therefore unlocks the door themselves to the systematic destruction of who they were supposed to be.

In fact, in this case with a woman by the last name of Carroll was quoted about saying at this trial:
“But I couldn’t be more proud to be here,” she testified. Proud seems a bit misplaced, more like horrified you have to go through this and relieve it, emotionally drained, emotionally upset, but PROUD?

Pride seems to be the thread running through a lot of Court cases.

Proverbs 16:18 NKJV
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Delilah was certainly proud of herself that she had schemed enough to cut Samson's hair and get her payout, there is a thread here that is running through many arenas, to have Samson paraded out amongst all the philistines to make a mockery of him, all because that spiritual discipline with him was not there, his flesh completely controlled his decisions and that is where Delilahs brings a snare.

Delilah and Potiphar's wife in the book of Genesis has the same character traits, looking to seduce for hard-earned gain, except Potiphar's wife was married to Potipher while having her eyes on Joseph, whereas Delilah was married to Samson and sought to destroy her own husband for gain. Darkness and light do not mix.

You know I have to speak what the Lord shows me and I cannot pander to anyone with what the Lord says.                                            

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