Trapped

Delilah said to Samson, “Until now you have mocked me and told me lies. Tell me what you may be bound with.” And he said to her, “If you will weave the seven locks of my head into the web of the loom” – so she wove it tightly with the batten of the loom, and said to him, “the philistines are upon you, Samson!” but he awoke from his sleep, and pulled out the batten and the web from the loom. Then she said to him, “how can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and have not told me where your great strength lies.” And it came to pass, when she pestered him daily with her words and pressed him, so that his soul was vexed to death, that he told her all his heart, and said to her, “no razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.” [Judges 16:13-17]

Even as I put this write-up together, there is a man somewhere that is so tightly held in the jaws of deceit that he cannot leave. He is trapped and he cannot escape. Like a spider entangling a prey in its web, the enemy is busy entangling men. Samson would not leave Delilah because she had stolen his heart. Some men have had their hearts stolen. They really want to escape but they cannot. It is important for us to understand that God has not called us to bondage but liberty. The bible says that we should “stand fast in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and not to be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” [Gal. 5:1]. A lot of men are saved and know the Lord but the enemy is using their flesh to set them up for destruction. Samson’s weakness in the flesh was lust for women and so the Devil sends him Delilah. She was a sophisticated Philistine woman, a master of emotional manipulation, able to lead Samson on to a point where she had him trapped. She had him like a bird in a cage; he would not leave even if he wanted to.

Right now, as you read, some men are in cages somewhere; you might be in one yourself and I just want to let you know – it is time to leave! I came to recommend to you somebody with enough power to break your cage and let you out! His name is Jesus. You have probably known him a while but not as your deliverer. He has a mission and a mandate to set every captive free.

The spirit of the LORD is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD” Luke 4:18

Your deliverance is free. Jesus has already paid for it. You just have to call on Him and He will answer. It does not matter what you have done, God will not hold it against you because Jesus bore all your sins on the cross. Any judgment you would have faced Jesus has already faced on the cross. So long as Jesus is your savior your past is all history in the mind of God. Come to Him my brother and let Him transform you into the man He wants you to be. He has deposited so many gifts in you and they need to be released.

RISE TO YOUR PURPOSE

If you have been a member of a church and all these time you have remained inactive, it is time to rise up to your purpose. God has a definite purpose for your life. All He is asking from you is to love Him, acknowledge, and obey Him. Then all things will work together for your good and according to His purpose in your life [Romans 8:28, paraphrase]. It is important for us to understand that God only intends good to happen in our lives. He promised that, “His goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives” [Psalm. 23:6]. When things go wrong, it is certainly not God’s doing because He cannot contradict Himself. In fact it is in the character of God to do good; therefore to do you wrong is to act against His character, which can never happen.

“For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and go and pray to me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek me and find me, when you search for me with all your heart” [Jeremiah 29:11]

 This is an excerpt from a book I co-authored with Pastor Justus Orori. The book is titled “HELP!”?This book has currently sold out, however you may call us to obtain your copy. This book speaks to every issue in the family lets you know how to maintain a good relationship God’s way and also impress upon your heart that the best is an illusion unless God is in it.  Thank you.

About The Author Pastor Dr. Abraham Obadare


I am Pastor Dr. Abraham Obadare, a minister of the gospel at Christ Apostolic Church WOSEM. You are welcome to worship with us at 108-02 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435. You may also keep with us on 24 hours internet radio at www.eagernessofgod.org

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