KEY SCRIPTURE: Judge 16:16 KJV” And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto DEATH. “
Read Judges 16
The story of our key scripture is about Samson. He was a man extremely anointed with the grace of God. His physical might could virtually do anything he wanted. His only set back was his LUST for women. Samson was a Nazarite. To be a Nazarite is to vow a vow of separation unto God. Num 6:2–21. He must not touch or do any unclean acts. Samson fell in love with Delilah who clearly demonstrated to him that she did not love him but would want him dead. Delilah was a deadly serpent. His LUST made him stay with a deadly serpent.
Samson was torn between choosing to protect the grace of God upon his life or to follow his LUST and be killed. Rom 8:13 KJV” For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live”. Every child of God has been endowed with grace to do beyond the ordinary. John 3:8 KJV “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. “You are like the wind with immense potentials.
Delilah pestered him to cast away the grace upon him and bow to her. LUST would always demand you through away grace and choose it. (Grace is the divine ability to do the impossible) (LUST is the longings of the flesh that demands its satisfaction) . LUST will keep pestering till your soul is vexed ready to bow unto destruction. The Bible’s solution is to mortify the flesh. This word means kill the LUST. Shut it up and leave it. Samson should have sternly shut her down and warned her never to raise that topic or simply leave her forever. I prefer the later. Grace is too expensive and precious, give no place to LUST.
I know God’s investment in me. I am filled with supernatural abilities to conquer and bring glory and praise to my father. I give no place to the flesh under any condition. I kill it and its desires. I am free of its controls. My life is upward and forward in Jesus name.
Colossians 3:5 KJV “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry” :
Galatians 5:17 & 18 KJV “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.