Defaulters Of God’s Grace [4]

Thursday 11th July 2019 Morning Prayer Devotion

Scripture Reading:- Judges 16

Topic:- Defaulters Of God’s Grace [4]
Text:- Judges 16:30a

She tortured me, squeezed my hands, no muscle rose up. She beat me with cane; I was just looking dumbfounded. For the first time, in 36 years, I felt light… I felt empty and emptied… I shook my head, it was all light and empty… I shook my body… there was no response…
“Del, the Den” has actually become the Den of Lions now! I begged her for water to drink, she turned a deaf ear! I prostrated for her to protect me from the enemy, she only laughed and reminded me of how many of her people I had
I began to hear the footsteps of men around the sitting room. Delilah rose up with relish of a job accomplished. She opened the door into our bedroom and brought me out of her bosom into the wicked hands of the Philistines.
They bound me with fetters and I could not resist. I was now an ordinary man. They brought their screw drivers and began to scoop out my eyes… I begged; I pleaded; I cried like a baby… No one cared. Delilah had changed. She has re-united with her people.
I called my mother, my father to no avail. I shouted to God – the God of Abraham, but Heaven was closed! I was lost. I lost my two eyes… I went into utter darkness.
I tried all my old strategies, none worked. The Lord has departed from me: Ichabod! The glory has left. I was
now a mere shadow of my self. I was then bundled to the house of Dagon, the god of the Philistines – captive! A Captain now turned Captive.
Loud ovation rose for Dagon that day! Delilah was crowned for a job well done. I was made to bow to Dagon as the
supreme: Though my heart was crying out to the God of my fathers.
This was the beginning of my dark years. No one could trace me. I saw no one again. Right there, Delilah was given to another Prince in marriage, and I was made to dance and entertain them at her reception: O wretched
man that I had become.
What my mother guarded jealously for years, Delilah came to destroy in few minutes… I became a grinder
of stones in the prison. Dark years! Dark and dreary!
I lost all friends. I saw no one again; I was blinded to all the beauty that attracted me to the valley years ago. I was made a sporting tool for their entertainment.
Rather than do exploit, I became a sport for the uncircumcised. I blame no one! I accepted all the blame. I abandoned the mercy that could have been mine, as I pursued lying vanity.
Years rolled, but a ray of light began to dawn on my heart… I knew I had missed my opportunity to serve the God of my fathers. I had wasted all the grace poured on me.
I was now a debtor of grace; a debtor to my parents whom I insulted; a debtor to my country men, I was born to serve and deliver with the great anointing I bore for years.
I was a debtor to myself, for dishonouring God; a debtor to my clan whose name and inheritance I had squandered. I
was a debtor to God who called me from my mother’s womb.
What should I do now to pay my numerous debts? The hope of recovery of my sight is none existent, I only waited for death. But I must seek forgiveness and restoration lest I end up in the eternal hell.
I remembered Scriptures like, “If we confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive and cleanse us from all unrighteousness!” “Create in me a new heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me!”
On my knees I fell one afternoon, in that dark prison room, I cried and cried! The prison wardens came, saw me soaked in the pool of my tears. I spoke in our Hebrew tongue.
They left me alone. I cried until the LORD heard me. He heard me and dropped words of assurance of forgiveness
in my heart.
Prayer Points:-
1. I refuse to live a waste and unfulfilled life, help my Lord God to live my life maximizing and to Your glory henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I refuse to be a defaulter of Your grace oh Lord God, help me to maintain my integrity in You till the end of my life and also reign with Christ forever, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Oh Lord God, let Your grace and holiness be sufficient for me always henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Have A Glorious Thursday!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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