Sunday 14th July 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Judges 16
Topic:- Your Greatest Enemy
Text:- Judges 13:5
Who killed Samson? Delilah or the Philistines? None of these options is correct. Permit me to tell you how. Even if there were 10,000 Philistine soldiers, they couldn’t have defeated Samson. Do you know why? Samson’s strength was not of this world; it was divine. As long as no one can defeat God, no army could have defeated Samson no matter how strong or many.
Samson was raised a terror for the Philistines. He killed a lion with his bare hands, lifted the gate of a city on his shoulder and walked over 46 miles; he killed 300 Philistines soldiers with a jaw bone. What if he got a spear or sword?
So, who killed Samson? The answer is Samson. Yes! Samson killed himself! A man is his greatest enemy. What an enemy cannot do to a man, he would do to himself. Samson killed himself. He delivered himself to the lap of Delilah and used his own mouth to tell the secret of his power. His life promised so much but delivered so little.
The Bible says, “People ruin their lives by their own stupidity, so why does God always get blamed?” See Proverbs 19:3, [Message Version].
Nobody can ruin your life except you do with your own hands. Although you can blame it on God or Parents or Government, but you’re the Architect of your life; you are your greatest enemy. Even if your Grand-Parents had done any evil, until you press the trigger it won’t explode on your face.
No Satan or Witch has the power to destroy you no matter how much they hate you, you’re the only one who can kill yourself by your actions. When the enemies try in vain to kill you, they lie in wait and allow you to kill yourself by your actions.
Goliath, the Champion couldn’t hurt David but adultery destroyed his family. The Gentile Nations couldn’t hurt Moses, but anger killed him. When King Jeroboam stretched his hand against the Prophet, his hand dried up; he couldn’t hurt him, but his own disobedience turned him to a prey for a lion. Your greatest enemy isn’t outside there, it’s in you.
Millions are killing themselves with their own Mouth by what they eat and drink. Millions die of Sexually transmitted diseases every year. Would you blame a Witch for that?
Hundreds of thousands of Divorce and breakup happen every year because people destroy their own Marriages and Homes with their own hands. Like Proverbs 14:1 says, “Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
If you fail, don’t look far away, look inwards because what’s killing you is inside of you. What you yield yourself to will either kill or save you. If you continue yielding yourself to fornication, that’s what will kill you both spiritually or physically.
Everyone has a seed of sin deposited in him through his Adamic nature. True repentance kills that seed but if you don’t kill that anger, pride, jealousy, greed, lust, it won’t just kill you in the future, it might have been killing you already.
That’s why no matter how much people die of Cancer and Diabetics, People, won’t stop smoking and drinking because a man signs his own death warrant. Kill that seed before it kills you.
Quit that habit, now! Because your greatest enemy isn’t a man or a spirit or Satan but you. Yes, You! So please leave Satan alone and deal with yourself and see the difference.
1. I refuse to live a wasted and unfulfilled life, help my Lord God to live a fulfill destiny life, 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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