Dancing with Delilah
Sermon shared by Randy Santiago
Summary: How to keep from dancing with the devil
Audience: General adults
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Samson was the superman to the Israelites. He was handsome and strong, tall, tan, and terrific. Samson was born in the time of Judges where a new generation of those who didnít know God did evil because they did what was right in their own eyes. Very much like the new millennium. ďJust Do It1Ē
At the time of Samsonís birth, the Philistines had enslaved the Israelites for 40 years. We see in Judges 13:2-5. Samson was a miracle baby. Angels raised Samson. Samson was called to deliver Israel, and was set apart unto God as a Nazarite. Part of his vow was:
No Wine. (People drink to please themselves) SELF-DENIAL is the first prerequisite to be sued by God.
Samson looked different.
(I can see kids making fun of him and then Ė POW!)
When we are separated from the world we look different. We live in a world of conformity. If you truly follow the Lord you will be different.
No Dead Bodies.
Before your saved the old sinful man was very much alive, then you got saved. And you came out from among them to be separate. You no longer did the things you did before.
SLEF DENIAL #1, SPARATION #2, SANCTIFICATION #3
Samsonís power was because he had a covenant with God. He had power because the Lord was upon him. And that is a principle that will never change.
YOU CONQUER LIFE TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
God is calling us even now to this Nazarite vow.
Samson accomplished many great feats:
He killed a lion with his bare hands
(I couldnít do that on a good day with a knife)
Killed a thousand men with a jawbone.
No ropes could hold him.
He ripped the gates from the walls of Gaza and carried tem 30 miles up hill. (Hulk couldnít do that!)
Samson had one weakness; he was a slave to passion. He was a He-man with a She-weakness.
Read Judges 14:1
Read Judges 16:1
Samson loved to fast dance. Party. Drink.
God understands! So I watch and R rated move.
So I watch shows on T.V that compromise my spirit Ė Iím doing great.
#1 Sin will BLIND you.
A man that was born to be a deliverer to bring honor and glory to God had gone from pleasing God to pleasing himself. Satan always seems to take mans sight first.
The intoxicated eye can only see another glass of liquor. It doesnít see the car wrapped around the pole.
The eyes full of lust only see the night of pleasure, but fail to see the sexually transmitted disease.
The prodigal son saw a rip-roaring time. Satan letís you see things. Satan doesnít want you to see through spiritual eyes. Satan was coming against Samson and he blinded him spiritually before he was ever blind physically.
Samson loved to dance. The Philistines knew that they would have to get somebody that liked to dance too. And her name was Delilah. She was a great slow dancer. The fast dance hasnít changed.
Delilah began to probe him for the secret of his great strength. He lied to her. Three times Delilah dances with Samson.
When you slow dance you canít tell whatís happening behind your back. Here is this hulk of a man dancing with this woman; he doesnít realize what is happening behind his back. And sheís pointing to the Philistines who are carrying the barber chair. Samson is a man whoís blind, not physically but spiritually.
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