The LORD is near daily devotional topic details Wednesday, May 18, 2022 5:24 PM GMT+1
       Reset Password        Click here to sign up.
 
home page
Home
       Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional online
Our Daily Bread
       The Good Seed Daily Devotional online
The Good Seed
       The LORD is near Daily Devotional online
The LORD is near
       Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional online
Andrew Wommack
       Billy Graham Daily Devotional online
Billy Graham
 
christian chat room
Christian
       general chat room
General
       trending chat room
Interesting
 

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and...

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and...  details logo The LORD is near - Friday, December 6, 2013
by Jacob Redekop, Brian Reynolds, John van Dijk, Eugene P. Vedder Jr
Details
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and...

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 therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing: For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
(Judges 13:3-5)

Because of their failure, God delivered the children of Israel into the hands of their enemies, the Philistines, for forty years. He now purposed to begin to deliver them using Samson as described in Judges 13 through 16.
The barren wife of Manoah was told that she would bear a son to be the deliverer of Israel. He was to be raised as a Nazarite-to abstain from wine, strong drink, and everything connected with the grape vine; and she herself was to keep herself from everything unclean. Also, his hair was never to be cut. These are figures for our instruction.
Wine is a figure of that which stimulates the natural man, producing joy and strength. Spiritually, it symbolizes that which stimulates and stirs up the flesh. Thus, one can be a thorough teetotaler as to wine and yet spiritually speaking be totally under its power. To be powerful for God, anything that simply imparts fleshly energy or fleshly excitement has to be scrupulously avoided. God cannot use it! The long hair is a figure which suggests that we should be aware of our weakness and have a spirit of dependence on God.
Sadly, Samson did not live up to what these externals symbolize, and this failure took away his God-given great strength. From this we learn that we have spiritual strength only as we make the truth a practical reality in our souls through submission to the Holy Spirit, not just through gift!
S.Ridout





 

More From Our Daily Devotional Archives


LOOK UP TO JESUS ONLY
Open Heavens
for Tuesday, December 24, 2013
by Pastor E.A Adeboye

LOOK UP TO JESUS ONLY

Besides prosperity and comfort, another thing that can divert your attention while running the race is resting before you reach your goal. Your goal is Heaven and on earth we have no resting place. The wise men of
9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the...More
CHRIST IN YOU
Open Heavens
for Sunday, February 23, 2014
by Pastor E.A Adeboye

CHRIST IN YOU

What someone is carrying on the inside of him can go a long way in affecting his destiny and that of other people around him. Some people possess demonic spirits which empowers them to wreak terrible havoc on fellow human beings from the spirit realm. These are referred to as witches. Some others are possessed by...More
Freed from sin. As a Saviour or as a thief?
The Good Seed
for Tuesday, November 28, 2017
by GBV Dillenburg GmbH

Freed from sin. As a Saviour or as a thief?

...More

Temmy's thegoodseed daily devotional Freed from sin. As a Saviour or as a thief?



 



For enquiries, notifications and ad placement send mail to [email protected]
Copyright 2012 - 2022 All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy || Terms & Conditions