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TIO - Spiritual Weakness.
Written by Grant Hayman   


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** Spiritual Weakness **

Delilah got the better of Samson. Clearly he gave up his strength to a woman, which Solomon writes a man should not do, and yet failed himself in the inspired writing of truth! [Proverbs 31:3.] The husband is commissioned to, out of love, give up Himself for his wife but not his strength. A husband giving up his strength to his wife, or making his wife his strength, is a good 'throw away'. The self life of any of us is only fit to be displaced for everything that serves the Lord.

Samson's strength was from the Lord and when he gave up the secret of his strength to Delilah, he put her first and the Lord last.

When we put the Lord anywhere from second to last we become spiritually weak as if we didn't have the Spirit of the Lord and weren't even born again. Don't we know it when we put wife first, husband first, kids first, job first or hobby first or anything first?

We (as Samson said) "shall become weak and be like any other man." The first thing that Samson lost was strength and the second thing he lost was his eyes. We lose clear sightedness and true spiritual vision when we allow anything to plunder our hearts and remove Christ from being first. Jesus said to a whole Church of believers - "Anoint your eyes with eyesalve that thou mayest see" [Revelation 3:18.]

This Church became void of true spiritual significance and blessing of the Lord to a needy world. They were boasting to themselves, that they were - "......rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing;" and Jesus further said that they didn't know that, tragically, they were - "wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:" [Revelation 3:17.]
"Become like any other man" means the 'ordinary' becomes our main portion in this life. Without the strength of the Lord we are only left with the mundain and 'vanity fair' of this life: Which is - "Look at my lovely house, look at my high position in the corporation or (even) in the mission"! Even if the enterprise is 'Christian', if Christ isn't first, only man will be seen and there will not be any Heavenly power and true life giving blessing. Without the strength of the Lord, it all can only be the worthless product of man.

Jesus said - "..... for without me you can do NOTHING" [John 15:5.]

Don't allow anything to capture your heart and rob you of the exceeding great rewards of the Strength of the Lord and Heavenly vision: Such is needed to bring you into all the best he has planned for you to enjoy. If you do weep over any losses of his goodness, just turn to the Lord with all your heart, forsaking the lies that have made you weak and spoiled. Surrender all your present circumstances to the great shepherd of the sheep that loves you with an everlasting love and he will give you peace and rest in the onward bountiful dealings of his goodness.

Paul said - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." [Philippians 4:13.]

Samson, wonderfully by the grace of God was renewed in the "strength of the Lord" and by such faith, power and blessing wrought at the end, a greater victory than that of his entire life!

There is no need that can exhaust the Grace of God, as like Samson, we lift up our hearts and cry out to him.

Jesus is as good as his name and Isaiah wrote 700 years before the wonderful event of his coming that his name shall be called - "WONDEFUL" and this name is at the top of the list!

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." [Isaiah 9:6.]

Throw open your heart to the Lord as Samson did and he will lift you up in his strength to glorify him.

 The Lord BLESS. He does the BEST.

 Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.