Sweeter than honey…but deadlier than lion by Mike Bamiloye

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Judges 14:1,3,5 KJV
[1] And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.
[3] Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.
[5] Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him.

SAMSON was ordained by God to deliver the land of Israel from the hand of the Philistines who had been ruling the nation of God with a iron hand and much cruelty. So, God had seen the wickedness of Israel’s enemies and had decided to raise a savior for them, therefore, He sent an Angel to a couple to tell them that they shall born a child who shall deliver the land from the hand of the enemies.

Judges 13:5 KJV
[5] 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.

So, SAMSON was clearly chosen and anointed from the womb and destined to rule Israel and be her deliverer from the hand of the enemies of the people. And when the child was born, the Lord God blessed the child and the spirit of the Lord came upon him and bega to move him about in the camp of his people.

Judges 13:24-25 KJV
[24] And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him.
[25] And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.

But, when the child grew to his moment of manifestation, and was about to get married, he laid a foundation of his marriage on a very wrong soil. the foundation of his marriage was not on a solid rock. The first thing we heard about his marital choice was this: He saw a lady in the camp of the enemy, the Philistines, he fell in love with her and told his parents to get him the philistine lady at al cost.

Judges 14:1-2 KJV
[1] And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.
[2] And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.

Did you notice that SAMSON was living at “an upper level”, and he “went down to Timnath” where he saw the Philisitne lady, the Bible said “he came up” and informed his father and mother about the lady. Then his father and mother were very surprised that he could “go down” to the enemies camp to fall in love with a strange lady: They wonder why he could not get a lady among the children of the people of God:

Judges 14:3 KJV
[3] Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.

When Samson insisted they should get him the strange lady from the land of the Philistine, the Bible says: then, Samson and his father and mother “went down to Timnath” to marry the lady for him.

Judges 14:5 KJV
[5] Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him.

But the major news in this story was that, when he got into the Vineyards of Timnath, where he had gone to take his wife, “a young lion roared against him”. THAT IS VERY INDICATIVE.

How come a lion was the one guiding or found around the Lady Samson would attempt to marry in Timnath?
BECAUSE:…..
Every lady in the camp of the enemy is usually guided by a lion. By the way, what did that Lion mean to Samson? It was a young lion, not the big fiery one. A young lion, cub of the Big Lion Himself.

WHEN A CHILD OF GOD DECIDED TO GET MARRIED TO A LADY WHO DOES NOT KNOW THE LORD FULLY AS HER FATHER,….THAT CHILD OF GOD HAS GONE “DOWN INTO THE DEVIL’S VINEYARD” TO MARRY THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER.

And behind or beside…or around every Lady, daughter of the Devil, is a roaring, devouring and deadly lion which guide every Daughter of the Devil. Even when Samson succeeded in killing the Lion and eating honey inside the Lion, ….thinking he could marry the Lady of the Philistines without any consequence, HE NEVER ENJOYED THAT MARRIAGE….The marriage never lasted in peace and joy.

Are you familiar with the Tragic ending of Samson, the anointed deliverer of God who was chosen from inside the womb to save the nation of Israel? He never got it right in MARRIAGE till he died, because he got it wrong from the beginning. He laid the foundation of his marriage with a wrong lady, a Philistine wife, despite the warning of his parents. He had the anointing of the Lord upon his life, he did fought for the Lord and troubled the land of Philistines; but he died out the plans of God Prematurely.

Judges 16:30-31 KJV
[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.
[31] Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the buryingplace of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years.

When most of the kings and judges in Israel were living fully and serving the Lord and the land till fulness of their time, for about forty years, Samson judged Israel for half of the term: Twenty Years. He never ended well, He died with the enemies of God: He laid amidst the crumbles that buried the Philistines lord’s and people. He laid dead with the enemies of God. He married in their midst and died in their midst.

THERE IS NO WAY A CHILD OF GOD, MAN OR WOMAN, CAN ENJOY HIS MARRIAGE AND MINISTRY, MARRYING A CHILD OF THE DEVIL, WHO HAD NOT HAD A PERSONAL INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD GOD, HIS OR HER FATHER.

Even if you think you have KILLED THE LION of that Vineyard, and you are now eating the Honey from the Eater, yet, it remains “you have gone down” into a wrong Vineyard to pick a future partner for yourself. The Ministry the Lord had called you to fulfill may not be fully fulfilled to the fullest. You may serve the Lord and deliver the people, but you may not succeed to the fulness of your calling and ministry, just like Samson did his job HALF-WAY. The Joy and Satisfaction may not be full.

WHAT THEN, IS MY COUNSEL FOR THE YOUNG MAN AND LADY WHO HAS A CALL UPON THEIR LIVES?
On no account must you “God Down into the Vineyard of Timnath” to pick a partner for yourself, and never let a man whose relationship with God is not strong and well defined “Come Up” to pick you, from “down” in the Vineyard of Timnath”.

You may feel you are eating the “Honey from the Lion”, but yet, you may still discover “There are some things Bitter than Honey inside a carcass Deadlier than the Lion”

– MIKE BAMILOYE
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