God of a second Chance
“21 Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding grain in the prison. 22 But the hair on his head began to grow again after it had been shaved.”
We all know the story of Samson. A man whom God had chosen to deliver the children of Israel from the hands of the philistines. Samson was concentrated to God from a little child and as a sign of his consecration, his hair must remain uncut and unshaven. That is the law of the Nazarite. As long as he remained consecrated to God, Samson fulfilled his purpose and his destiny.
Our consecration to God is a guaranty that His purposes and plans for our lives will be fulfilled. It is the vessel through which the anointing of God in our lives flows. That is why we should’t play around with sin because sin will defile us. 2nd Corinthians 6:16-18 reads:
“16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
1st Corinthians 7:1 further states,
“1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 states,
“1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
A you can see from the above scriptures, holiness and consecration is a must if you want to walk with God and fulfil His purpose for your life. You have to separate yourself from anything that may defile you or interfere with your relationship with God and your service to Him. Hebrews 12:1 states that you should lay them aside.
Samson toyed around with his consecration to God and he suffered the consequences. He lost his sight (his vision), he lost his strength, he was bound, imprisoned and made to do hard labor while being ridiculed by his enemies. What a sad story.
Are you here, and like Samson, are in a bad place in life because you toyed with sin and your consecration to God and allowed the devil to take away your vision, your spiritual strength while being reproached by him? Well, I have good news for you. Verse 22 of Judges 16 states “but his hair began to grow again after it has been shaven” This speaks of reconsecration and restoration. Just like Samson, you can forsake your sin, reconsecrate your life to God, receive His forgiveness and go on to the fulfilment of God’s purpose for your life.
The bible states in verse 30, “And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.”
Samson’s purpose was to deliver the Israelites from the hands of the philistines and he fulfilled that purpose in his death more than all the years he was alive.
You can still fulfil God’s purpose for your life even after falling, tripping up or messing up. Just repent, reconsecrate yourself to God and receive His strength to finish strong.