Love Series: In Love With a Liar

prettylittleliarsYou know the story of Samson and Delilah. Samson fell in love with a lovely woman, but there was only one problem. She was a LIAR. Sweet, but a liar. Compassionate, but a liar. Stroking his ego, but she was a big fat liar.

Sadly, Samson was laden down in sin and he didn’t even know the day or time that God LEFT HIM. Oh, it appeared he still had success, but God had pulled his protective covering off of Samson. How do we know? Well you know the story. Samson ended up dead.

It was all a set-up to kill Samson.The enemy used a sweet little liar to rock Samson asleep in his sin and in the end it destroyed him.

Be careful of sweet liars!

Judges 16:15

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me three times now and have not told me what makes your strength so great.”

God’s Word….Day 8

Judges 16:15-20

New Living Translation (NLT)

15 Then Delilah pouted, “How can you tell me, ‘I love you,’ when you don’t share your secrets with me? You’ve made fun of me three times now, and you still haven’t told me what makes you so strong!” 16 She tormented him with her nagging day after day until he was sick to death of it.

17 Finally, Samson shared his secret with her. “My hair has never been cut,” he confessed, “for I was dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as anyone else.”

18 Delilah realized he had finally told her the truth, so she sent for the Philistine rulers. “Come back one more time,” she said, “for he has finally told me his secret.” So the Philistine rulers returned with the money in their hands. 19 Delilah lulled Samson to sleep with his head in her lap, and then she called in a man to shave off the seven locks of his hair. In this way she began to bring him down,[a] and his strength left him.

20 Then she cried out, “Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!”

When he woke up, he thought, “I will do as before and shake myself free.” But he didn’t realize the Lord had left him.

The Purpose

xI’m going to go out on a limb prophetically and share what I believe God has shown me about an alliance that has been made.

Several years back, I had a dream about two powerful people in entertainment (male and female), aligning with each other. In the dream I could see the name of the woman’s company quite clearly. It’s clear now that she would be the dominate player or the one being aligned with. Then I could see the man who she was aligning with. Though a powerful man, in his own right, in the dream, he appeared a little lost. The site where they were at, appeared to be under construction, or seem to be badly in need of repair. At the time I had the dream, I didn’t know what it meant. But this alignment has taken place recently.

Then I looked and saw some baseball jackets and saw the name of someone I knew on the jackets. I was surprised, but they were baseball jackets and that has a sexual connotation. Recently, I discerned that there was a disagreement in a relationship due to matters that had to do with sex.

Well later I had another dream and this same very powerful woman, tossed this puppy to the side. He was hurt and dejected and I was in the room to pick him up. There was another part in the dream that made me understand who this puppy represented. In the dream I knew.

I really believe that the woman’s who’s name was on the jackets, may be the cause of this business alliance being broken. Lately, I have felt that this is the purpose that God has allowed this whole “relationship”. Now coming out of this relationship is going to be the clincher and may lead to some major drama.

Just like Samson in the bible. He fell for this Philistine woman and it was of God, but in the end the relationship did not work, but God used it so that Samson would be able to work against the Philistines. That was the purpose, NOT a lasting relationship.

God has a purpose and even if He has to break us, His purpose is going to be done. I think God wants the man who is in this alliance to venture out on his OWN and not be aligned with someone else. Time will tell and we will see. But that is what I see.

So could the purpose of this so-called “love” be to break an alliance??

Judges 14:1-4

New Living Translation (NLT)

Samson’s Riddle

14 One day when Samson was in Timnah, one of the Philistine women caught his eye. When he returned home, he told his father and mother, “A young Philistine woman in Timnah caught my eye. I want to marry her. Get her for me.”

His father and mother objected. “Isn’t there even one woman in our tribe or among all the Israelites you could marry?” they asked. “Why must you go to the pagan Philistines to find a wife?”

But Samson told his father, “Get her for me! She looks good to me.” His father and mother didn’t realize theLord was at work in this, creating an opportunity to work against the Philistines, who ruled over Israel at that time.

 

Love Series: Honesty is the Best Policy

I have to tell you, I am observing a situation that is blowing my mind. God allowed me to get to know someone pretty well, and I see that there was definitely a purpose, or I would have fallen for the okie-doke too.

I tell you people think that men are the only ones with game, but there are some women that GOT GAME!! Now the scariest kind of game is “church game” or  “church girl game”. As Elder Deborah Morton says: “lying Christians”. lol

Men, when a woman knows or believes that your heart is wide open to her, she will use it to her advantage, just like Delilah did to Samson. And I really hate to see it. If it was sincere, well so be it. But when I know it is lies, wow. I’m scared of that kind of person. And if you have ever experienced that person lying about you to your face, that is even scarier. But God had me strategically placed for a reason. I know the TRUTH. That is why I love God!

Let’s take a small thing like celibacy. I don’t understand lying about that. If you fell last year, or this year, then own it and move on. If someone loves you, they will accept it. But people lie because they want to paint a perfect picture of themselves. But guess what? You are not perfect and that is a lie and you are not who the other person thinks you are. What a crazy foundation for a relationship!!! And then when you marry and you or they cheat, you are devastated. Well you didn’t know the truth about each other. As for me, I don’t care if you had sex last week. TELL ME. Then I can make an informed decision about whether I want to be with you.

Here is the problem. When two people have been saying they love each other for years and one or both have stepped out on the love, it brings the reality of what they really had to the surface. It shows it wasn’t that deep. lol

Can you imagine going into a marriage and not knowing the TRUTH about your mates sexual history? Can you imagine thinking that man had only you in his heart and he was just recently with someone else? Can you imagine thinking that woman held fast to a vision for five years only to find out that in the midst of the “wision” (wish + vision, lol) she celebrated sexually with someone else??  Sheesh! I’m scared of people like that. You know, things have a way of coming out. What’s done in the dark…..

Here the truth; honesty can only come when you are dealing with an honest person. If you are dealing with a perpetual liar, you don’t stand a chance for a solid relationship. It’s like someone once told me. Some things will be taken to the grave. (meaning, I will never tell the truth about some things) I guess some folks think that is a good thing. But not in relationship.

Judges 16:17-21

Amplified Bible (AMP)

17 Then he told her all his mind and said to her, A razor has never come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my birth. If I am shaved, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man.

18 And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his mind, she went and called for the Philistine lords, saying, Come up this once, for he has told me all he knows. Then the Philistine lords came up to her and brought the money in their hands.

19 And she made Samson sleep upon her knees, and she called a man and caused him to shave off the seven braids of his head. Then she began to torment [Samson], and his strength went from him.

20 She said, The Philistines are upon you, Samson! And he awoke out of his sleep and said, I will go out as I have time after time and shake myself free. For Samson did not know that the Lord had departed from him.

21 But the Philistines laid hold of him, bored out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza and bound him with [two] bronze fetters; and he ground at the mill in the prison.

 

Hard To Understand

confused-face-1-It’s strange when something is of God, but it doesn’t work out. But it can happen. I’ve lived through God revealing his will and it not happening. Destiny is not left up to chance it’s a matter of choice.

What is hard about this is I NEVER asked for or wanted this. NEVER. And then the Lord told me everything that was going to happen along the way and it all happened. Then God showed me what is happening right now,.so what is the problem you might say? The problem is that I cannot shake this feeling that this is not going to happen.

As I watched this movie today, I was reminded that in real life, if you have  two people who are not on the same page, then it’s not going to happen. And I can accept that.

What I don’t understand is the why? God knew the end, so why did he bother to tell me what would happen in the beginning. God knew it would not happen, so I am confused about they why?

Honestly, I don’t want to hear anything like “it may still happen”. It’s stupid to keep “holding on” forever with no real manifestation. I’ve concluded TODAY that FOR ME I can no longer hold on without some sort of manifestation. I can’t figure this one out, but God knows.

Sometimes things seem like God or they are of God and they just don’t work out and there is nothing that you can do, but keep living. God will give you insight and understand later on. As the old folks would say “you will understand it better by and by”.

This could be for someone else, but I feel this so strongly….Perhaps I am going to have a chance to make another choice!

Judges 14:1-4

New International Version (NIV)

Samson’s Marriage

14 Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman. When he returned, he said to his father and mother, “I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my wife.”

His father and mother replied, “Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?”

But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me. She’s the right one for me.” (His parents did not know that this was from the Lord, who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines; for at that time they were ruling over Israel.)

Love Series: Trusting Delilah

the_bible_collection_samson_and_dalilah_en_01I started to blog about Samson earlier, but changed my mind until someone shared a dream they had and in the dream the man had long curly hair. It was then that I knew that I was on point writing about Samson. I knew God was saying that someone was like Samson.

The problem with Samson was that he opened his heart to the wrong women. Oh, Delilah seemed like the right woman, but she was not. Little did Samson know that she was sharing his secrets behind his back and was a PERPETUAL LIAR. Sometimes I wonder what happened to Samson that he trusted Delilah even after he began to see the truth about her. It’s really quite sad because it was to his detriment.

As I was thinking about Samson, I realize that his SUCCESS blinded him. So Samson thought God was still with him. But one of the saddest verses in the Bible is the one that stated that God left Samson and he didn’t even know it. You see Samson was laden down with sin, so his discernment was OFF. I’m not saying he didn’t love God in his own way, but he was no longer living and maintaining his NAZARITE vow, which was to ABSTAIN from certain things. The truth is it was Samson’s indulgence in SIN that caused him to be deceived and he ended up DEAD.

Someone is talking to the wrong woman. Yes, she seems like the RIGHT one, but she is starting to share your SECRETS. God says shut the door completely on Delilah NOW or you will live to regret it because DELILAH IS A PERPETUAL LIAR.

Judges 16:15

New International Version (NIV)

15 Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when you won’t confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven’t told me the secret of your great strength.”

Judges 16:30

New International Version (NIV)

30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.