40 DAYS VIGIL WITH PRAYER AND FASTING FROM 29TH APRIL OVER 7TH JUNE, 2020 TITLE “MY GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE” HEBREWS 12:29.
Day 24: Friday 22nd May, 2020.
Scripture:- Judges 16
Topic:- God The Consuming Fire Versus Delilah
Text:- Judges 16:4
The meaning of Delilah in Hebrew language is delicate or dainty one. That means, the name Delilah is, “She who weakened”.
Another meaning of the name Delilah is, amorous; delight; languishing; temptress. The name of Delilah a Biblical baby name. i.e. the Biblical meaning of the name Delilah is, poor; small; head of hair.
The story of Samson and Delilah reminds us just how important it is to guard our hearts and follow God’s way!
Delilah is a woman in the book of Judges, where she is the “Woman in the valley of Sorek” whom Samson loved, and who was his downfall.
She was bribed by the “Lords of the Philistines” to obtain from Samson the secret of his strength and the means of overcoming it.
She tried on three occasions to obtain from him this secret in vain. On the fourth occasion she wrung it from him.
She made him sleep upon her knees, and then called the man who was waiting to help her; who “Cut off the seven locks of his head,” and so his “strength went from him.”
The record of Delilah, the heartless wrecker of a mighty man, is given in eighteen verses; and the description of Samson’s betrayal, fall, bondage and death is one of the most graphic in the Bible.
We cannot, of course, write of Delilah without mentioning Samson. What a contrast they present, and how symbolic they are of characters in the world today! Samson was physically strong but morally weak.
Although able to rend a lion, he could not fight his lusts. He could break his bonds, but not his habits. He could conquer Philistines but not his passions. The female Judas of the Old Testament. See Judges 16:4-20.
Deluding Samson into believing she really loved him, Delilah sold him to blindness, bondage and death.
The ease with which she betrayed her husband revealed that she belonged to the enemies of God’s people, the people of whom Samson was the recognized leader at that time.
The Philistines did not like Samson around because he was the champion of Israel and as such interfered with their practices. Therefore he must be got rid of, and in Delilah, the Philistine prostitute they trusted.
The Philistines had one who was willing to be bribed to act as their agent. She had one purpose and that was to secure money, and had no qualms of conscience to trifle with love for the sake of wealth.
To Samson himself, he could not resist a woman’s charm. First one woman and then another took advantage of this deep-seated weakness and he fell.
Did people mistake you for Jesus? That’s our destiny, is it not? To be so much like Jesus that people cannot tell the difference as we live and interact with a world that is blind to his love, life and grace.
If we claim to know Him, we should live, walk and act as he would. Knowing Him is more than simply quoting scripture and going to Church. It’s actually living the word as life unfolds day to day.
You are the apple of His eye even though you, too, have been bruised by a fall. He stopped what He was doing and picked you and I up on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our damaged fruit.
As Christians, we need to watch and pray. The Bible says we should abstain from all appearances of evil and at the same time learn how to keep our secret, we should be not be too loose.
1. I command, power to be watchful and be holy like Jesus, may it fall on you right now by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. O Lord God, deliver me from the spirit of Delilah, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. I refuse to release my secret to the known and unknown enemies of my life, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. O Lord God, disagree and scatter evil gang-up plowing with my family to get me, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. I command every form of Delilah operating in my life, what are you waiting for, die by God’s consuming fire now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. Delilah! You are evil, demonic and deceptive, die by God’s consuming fire now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
7. All the Delilah operating in my life and family, summersult and die by God’s consuming fire now, in the name of Jesus Christ.