Friday 12th July 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Judges 16
Topic:- Defaulters Of God’s Grace 
Text:- Judges 16:30a
It was difficult for me to accept forgiveness, I wanted to cry some more. “O God! My grace account is frozen! I have nothing with which to meet you! I was born to reproduce, but I squandered the anointing and I am coming to You empty handed.”
How will You forgive a wretched sinner like me? I disobeyed my parents. The birds of hell have plucked out my eyes. “O Lord, have mercy on me! Draw me back to thy presence, even if I have become earthly useless, let me not miss
heaven completely… etc.”
Such were the cries of my heart every day. No one was knowledgeable enough to minister to me, but God
by His Spirit cleansed my heart.
I resumed my Nazarite consecration again. No more wine. No more fermented fruits. No more women. No more sight seeing. I refused any one to touch my hair again.
Now in the prison, I began my daily prayers. I could not read any scroll; I only recalled all that my mother taught me in my growing years. God in His mercy began to come to me again.
I began to see Him in my vision and in my dreams! The more my hair grew, the easier I felt with the heavy stone I was assigned to grind.
What hundreds of Philistines could not lift, I would push it with my hands. The prison warden marveled at my
strength, but he had no clue to this unusual power.
Delilah forgot to inform them that if the locks grow again, I might become strong again. It was not the hair that grew back. it was my inner consecration. It was my relationship with God that started to grow.
I began to wish He gave me another chance to undo all the mess I had done. To unmarry the girls I had married. To restitute all the abuses I railed on my elders.
I wish I had a little chance to confess before the congregation of Israel. I wish I am given a little chance to disciple at
least one person. But all was just too late. I kept begging just for one more chance to rectify my destiny.
It was revealed to me in my spirit that I have been forgiven, but that I will surely die among the Philistines. I would have no chance to step back alive on the soil of Israel.
I would have no chance to marry again. I would rather enter into the “Eunuch consecration.” I would rather prepare for death and wish to enter the presence of the Lord with some souls.
I changed my line of prayer and stopped the wishful thinking. I prayed realistic prayers. I would not sit again on the bench of regret. I must maximise my opportunity in death.
I began to ask God, “O Lord, I was given twenty years to do exploit for You, but I wasted all. I only have one day left – the day of my death. Please, grant that at my death, I may destroy more Philistines and their lords and gods than I have done in years of my youth.”
Beloved brethren, do not give up! Let my story encourage you. God is merciful and gracious. While you
may not regain the lost years, invest the little opportunity that remains. You can still strike a blow on the enemy, though you have been wounded, even if you must die. I could talk to you today because God granted me a second
He granted Jonah, Peter, Jacob and several others the second chance. Do not persist in sins. Do not cover-up with hypocrisy. Do not go for the bogus titles just to cover-up. Wait patiently through the prison into which your sin and carelessness has thrown you. Sin brings dark years, but if you repent the day would dawn again – either into
fresh ministry or into His glorious presence.
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.
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