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The Jawbone of an Ass

  |   Author: Pastor Ola-wales Goriola

Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.
And the men of Judah said, Why are ye come up against us? And they answered, To bind Samson are we come up, to do to him as he hath done to us. Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, and said to Samson, Knowest thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us? what is this that thou hast done unto us? And he said unto them, As they did unto me, so have I done unto them.
And they said unto him, We are come down to bind thee, that we may deliver thee into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson said unto them, Swear unto me, that ye will not fall upon me yourselves.
And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock.
And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands. And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramathlehi. And he was sore athirst, and called on the Lord, and said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised?
But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day.

Overview:

• Samson trusted and depends on the Anointing.
• He never wants to use the anointing against the people of the Lord. - Judges 15:12
• When he was done with the jaw bone of an ass, he drops it and turn to God for more direction. Many of us in this present time will rather focus on the jaw bone and begin to adore it and worship it and some when they are face with any other situation like this they will first turn to the jawbone before turning to God. - Judges 15:17-18
• In Samson’s weakness the LORD still visited him and complete the work He as started.
-Judges 15:19.

References: (KJV)

Judges 15:9-19, Genesis 25:23-24, 1 Kings 8:15-16, Matt. 2:17-18.

 

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