MINISTERS WITHOUT BLEMISH: LESSONS FROM SAMSON

KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 7:26 KJV “For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.”

Today’ s key scripture refers to the harlot, yet in a more practical terms, it refers to the spirit of Fornication. It entices, deceives and finally slays it victim. Pro 7:26 KJV” For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her “. Many great, powerful and gifted servants of God have been brought to ground zero by this spirit of Fornication. Apostle Paul calls it our members (Col 3:5). Some men of God may be tricked by her to fall and others willingly jump into her courts. Every fall is a fall, whether you slipped or willingly decided to fall.

Every servant of God must be aware of the very high stakes that the calling demands. You’ve got to know that the eternal salvation of many rests on your obedience. Samson was anointed to bring deliverance to the children of Israel from the hands of the Philistines. His failure was the loss of the whole nation into the hands of their enemies. To be a minister is to render service or to support others. You are therefore never free to do what you want. If you choose to disappoint those you have been called to serve, you have sadly decided to destroy your very self.

The Lord Jesus knowing the above principle said the following, John 17:19 KJV “And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth”. The truth is your way out of failure to success. Samson was a Nazarene, which meant he was totally devoted to God. The strength of any child of God to win the battles of life, is a heart wholly given to the Lord. You are prone to be defeated, if you have a divided devotion. There is an unqualified joy and satisfaction in your inner being when you give all of your heart to Him.

CONFESSION

I am totally given to the truth. Jesus my Lord is the truth. That keeps me always sanctified. My mind is never occupied with wrong pursuits. I live in true freedom and satisfaction because the spirit of Fornication has no part in me.

FURTHER STUDIES

1Corith 6:18 KJV “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body”.

Ephesians 5:3 KJV “But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;”

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