THE BIRTH OF SAMSON
Many have heard the story of the strong man Samson, who was raised up as a powerful judge but always had poor choices when it came to women. And like FABIO, lost all his strength when his hair was cut off. For Samson’s strength, much like the model Fabio was indeed his long flowing locks, LOL… In any event much like every story in scripture there is a great hidden truth, and today I hope to share the answer to the “riddle of Samson” as well as also solving the literal riddle he put forth.
So the best place to start is the beginning, so let’s Rock and Roll.
And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years.
Let’s start by looking at something that is often overlooked. ISRAEL has children. Many read this and think of a literal land, but this is allegory. The Children of Israel, were born of Israel… And who is ISRAEL?
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
ISRAEL is another name for CHRIST (son of God) – This is the second name given to Jacob, and the second Adam. This is MANKIND’S second nature. The word ISRAEL in HEBREW means “God prevails”. Which is simply understood when you consider what God must prevail over… THE WORLD (Man’s Lusts and Carnal Nature)
So the CHILDREN of Israel, were people who once knew God and the Truth of God, but strayed. So God hands them over to the Philistines forty years.
There is that number again 40. 40 years in the desert wandering, 40 days in the wilderness, 40 less one stripe, David is king at 40, and now prisoners to the Philistines for 40 YEARS…. Forty being symbolic of a GESTATION period, ABOUT FORTY WEEKS to give birth, 3, a Tri-mester…
Now what many fail to see is that this allegorical telling of Israel being made captive to the Philistines, is actually our story as well before we are delivered. You’d be surprised to find out what the country of Philistia means “land of sojourners”. God gave us over to wandering without a true understanding of who we are, and who God is. Because ISRAEL’s children (REMEMBER all things were made by Christ, for Christ, through Christ) – we are all CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH, but here we see that ISRAEL’S CHILDREN are ignorant in ADAMIC THINKING = EVIL.
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousnes
To follow after EVIL is to follow a lie. Look, this whole thing called life is about resurrecting the TRUTH from the LIES we have believed about ourselves and others.
And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.
Now Manoah (Samson’s Father) was from the Danites lineage. “Dan” in hebrew means “JUDGE”. Manoah in Hebrew means “REST” – Which is a great picture of where God wants us all to be, at REST. But his wife was BARREN.
Now, the BARREN WOMB is a picture of our soul, before the TRUTH (CHRIST) has been birthed in us. The WIFE is always a picture of MANKINDS SOUL, remember we are the BRIDE OF CHRIST. Christ is the HEAD, THE RULE AND AUTHORITY of his WIFE (our soul/who we believe ourselves to be) – But the TWO must become ONE to give birth to the NEW CREATION, where there is no longer HUSBAND (CHRIST) and WIFE (SOUL) but we too BECOME CHRIST revealed in the FLESH.
The SPIRIT of God and the SOUL of Man, must become one. The SOUL is formed first (The first man was made a living soul). The second Man is made a quikening spirit. In the GARDEN the TWO were ONE, but were seperated, now when they come together again, the WIFE (SOUL) becomes subject to her HUSBAND (CHRIST) and the ELDER serves the YOUNGER. The NEW CREATION (Christ in You) rules. (Okay that may be too much for some, but it gets easier I promise)
So Manoah’s wife was BARREN … UNTIL…. she meets GOD’S MESSENGER. Some translations call this an ANGEL, but an ANGEL simply means “envoy, messenger, message” etc…
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
Now we know this is not some winged creature, not just because of the literal translation, but because of a couple of verses later…
Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A MAN OF GOD came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel (MESSENGER) of God
But let’s put that aside for a second. This is MESSENGER OF GOD that visits the BARREN woman. Now no one can get pregnant unless a SEED is planted, RIGHT?
Now the parable is this: The SEED is the WORD (TRUTH) OF GOD.
The WIFE (SOUL OF MAN) is only BARREN until it recieves the TRUTH of God. And of course, this is what the MESSENGER OF GOD brings, the WORD (Truth). Once the Truth is HEARD, that which is BARREN, is BARREN no more. This is of course if it is planted on good ground. And of course any WIFE to MANOAH (rest) is good ground.
Now the MESSENGER warns her…
Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:
When we first come to the knowledge of the truth, it is so very important to stay away from the lies of religion and the world. Otherwise that SEED that is growing inside of us, can become corrupted by what we believe. Remember the parable of the sower, if the seed falls on the wrong ground, it can be killed.
So the MESSENGER says stay away from wine, strong drink, and unclean food. – Let’s see what these are ALLEGORIES of, to see if they line up to what I just wrote.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Wine and Strong Drink is a symbol of deciet, lies.
21Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
WINE and STRONG DRINK are also compared to being proud and wise in your own understanding. Which we are commanded NEVER TO LEAN ON.
If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
The Messenger of God delivers the TRUTH and warns the WIFE (US) that we are to stay away from lies, pride, falsehood etc… basically, stay away from BABYLON PEOPLE, get out of the RELIGIOUS MINDSET and move unto perfection. But the MESSENGER also says not to EAT any unclean thing.
Now you’d be surprised to find out what the UNCLEAN thing she is told not to EAT (become one with/assimilate)
13Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean. 14Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
DEATH is unclean… To be CARNALLY MINDED is DEATH, relying on your OWN WORKS is DEATH and considered unclean.
When the TRUTH OF GOD is spoken to our hearts. We are warned to stay away from the lies of the world and religion and NOT TO RELY on our DEAD WORKS. We are told we must put our trust in GOD, and GOD alone.
Now look, being pregnant with the possiblity of giving birth to that CHILD OF PROMISE (WE BECOME THE BEW CREATION) is exciting, but it is also a very crucial time for our spiritual development. As a child will believe any and every little lie they are told, so a child of ISRAEL may do the same if not careful. So we see this MESSENGER warning Manoah’s wife TO STEER CLEAR… As I do to those I speak with.
Once that seed is sown, lots of things want to strangle it away. Thorns – Cares of the World, Ravenous Birds – Carnal Thoughts, and you get my meaning. There is a lot that stands in the way of our excepting the truth of who we are IN CHRIST, because to do this, that means we must DENY WHO WE THINK WE ARE… Which LITERALLY means we have to admit “JACOB” is not real, does not exist… ONLY ISRAEL EXISTS.
Our LIFE is hid IN (with/by) CHRIST (spirit of God)
The UNCLEAN things of this world PRODUCE DEATH, and it spreads like poison IVY. Think of the rumor mill. One person tells one person something terrible about another person, and that person who hears this has a EVIL seed planted in his heart about that “other” person, regardless of if it is true or not.
So, this is why when the MESSENGERS of GOD come and tell us “YOU WILL GIVE BIRTH TO CHRIST, you will REVEAL CHRIST” – it is so very important NOT TO LISTEN to anyone else who will say different.
There is BUT ONE hope of Glory, and that is CHRIST IN YOU… Which is sort of the ANSWER to Samson’s riddle.
And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.
But we’ll get to that later. Back to Manoah and his wife.
So, the Messenger of God speaks to Manoah, and he and his wife enter into an angreement that these things be true. That indeed this BARREN WIFE of his will give birth. This is an agreement our intellect and spirit enter into together… the two in fact become ONE with this agreement, that indeed it is GOING TO HAPPEN, CHRIST IN US IS THE HOPE OF GLORY.
Now, Manoah does something very hospitable here, he invites the MESSENGER to stay.
And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, I pray thee, let us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee.
Isn’t that just like the ignorant. Thinking we can DETAIN the word of God. Believing we MUST do something to SAY “THANKS”…. At this point in our walks we are still so steeped in our work mentality that we feel we MUST HOLD BACK that MESSENGER until we follow the LAW. But the Messenger was all like, NAH! Don’t want what you’re serving, but if I have to stay, and you have to sacrafice, do it to GOD not to me.
And the angel of the LORD said unto Manoah, Though thou detain me, I will not eat of thy bread: and if thou wilt offer a burnt offering, thou must offer it unto the LORD. For Manoah knew not that he was an angel of the LORD.
You see, the BREAD is the understanding they had at that moment. There is no LIFE in what they believed or served, the LIFE was given by the MESSENGER. Jesus said, the MEAT that I have is to do the WILL OF GOD… We’re not talking about literal bread here.
When someone with understanding shares with someone who does not. The one that does not, ALWAYS wants to share back. But those who know the TRUTH of God, will NEVER eat what they are serving. They cannot. They understand to start eating that DEAD BREAD again, would mean, it’s back to the cross for them.
4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame
Then Manoah, like most of us who hear NEW THINGS from the KINGDOM, wanted to KNOW THE NAME (nature) of the messenger of God. “Who are you?”
And the MESSENGER REPLIES…
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?
And what is the SECRET NAME that this ANGEL (MESSENGER) was holding back? You see, if the Messenger of God revealed who HE really was… Manoah and His Wife might have backslidden. The True NATURE of Christ in man, cannot be understood by bthe BARREN, they cannot know the TRUTH of God, until the CHRIST is REVEALED (birthed) from within. This is why his name was SECRET. The WORD secret in the hebrew means “wonderful, incomprehensible, extraordinary” — In other words, they wouldn’t understand the NATURE (NAME) of this great MESSAGE God was delivering them even if the MESSENGER came right out and told them. BABY STEPS PEOPLE.
12He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. 13A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
You go to someone who is immature in the faith, and you basically tell them the LIBERTY you have in CHRIST and they will not only hate you and attack you, you will cause them to stumble. That is why it is always best to give the MESSAGE you are sent to give and keep the rest back, until they are ready.
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Then they sacrafice the Kid, the Flame (sword) goes up to heaven, and the Angel (Messenger/message) ascends with it. This Messenger of God was taken out of MANOAH and his Wife SIGHT (Understanding)
Now listen, this is a wonderful telling of how we recieve revelation from God, we desperately want it to stay with us so we can learn more, but them POOF, it’s gone as quickly as it came. And this is what this story is trying to tell us.
Jesus comes (revealed) – the TRUTH of God is revealed LIKE LIGHTNING from heaven… in Spurts of BRIGHT POWERFUL LIGHT, but it doesn’t stick around for long… But it comes and comes and comes, until that CHILD OF PROMISE IS BORN, meaning UNTIL YOU BECOME GOD’S CHILD (born again).
Now Manoah, thought he had somehow gotten God all upset, because the MESSENGER was now gone. (how many of us do the same thing when the drought comes) – We think, oh darn it, I messed up… I’ve gotten to close to God (Manoah said he saw God’s face and worried now he would DIE)
We worry about the same thing. We think, Oh, I have gotten too close, puffed up with pride, and now the MESSENGER OF GOD (Thoughts of Truth) is GONE, and I will surely become CARNAL AGAIN (dead) – But Manoah’s wife assures him.
But his wife said unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.
We have to remember that if God wanted us IGNORANT, he wouldn’t be feeding us, and leading us, like a child through life until the CHRIST (WHO IS OUR TRUE SPIRIT) is RESURRECTED from within. We have to have faith that…
“He who began this good work in us, will complete it until the DAY OR THE LORD”
And the good news is….
And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.
SAMSON – which in Hebrew means “Who is like the SUN/SON”
1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
“As he (Christ) is in this world SO ARE WE.”
This is the good news, so even if you feel barren like your circumstances are hopeless and beyond repair. God has a purpose and plan. The Truth will be revealed to you, and you like Manoah and His Wife will be given instruction to stay away from the lies of this world, so you can OVERCOME THE WORLD and the LUSTS THERE OF.
God will will be done, ON EARTH (our soul) as it is in HEAVEN (GOD’S TRUTH AND RULE)…
SAMSON’S STORY CONTINUES AT A LATER DATE. In the meantime, don’t get down on yourself if revelation isn’t hitting you left and right. Don’t believe you have to do more, or be more, for God to spark the CHRIST to LIFE within you… All you need to do is MARRY MANOAH (enter into the REST of God, and know that HE IS IN CONTROL)
Peace to you and yours,