Are You a Kitty Cat or a Lion?
The Devil fears the ROAR of a true lion and laughs at the MEOW of a kitty cat! Often times men rush into relationships with a woman all to find out in the end it was outside of YaHuWaH’s will. Lots of men (Christians included) love to say that “God” told them to marry their spouse, or that they prayed to “God” and He brought them their mate, but we know that without the RuWaCh of truth (YaHuWShuWA) guiding them, most choose because its what THEY want! If a person is acting in the flesh or emotion, it is NOT the QaDaSh RuWaCh! YaHuWaH now speaks though His word and His obedient MaLAKs (messengers / representatives).
Bat KaPhaH 1:17-21 “2 Peter”
17 For he received from ALaHiYM the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the QaDaSh mount.
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but QaDaSh men of ALaHiYM spake as they were moved by the QaDaSh RuWaCh.
The ONLY way to know if someone was instructed by YaHuWaH (through the QaDaSh RuWaCh or truth), and NOT by their flesh is by their fruit. Their actions will ALWAYS in line with scripture and ALWAYS be backed up by the word (YaHuWShuWA made flesh). This is how YaHuWaH always works and there is an order to everything he does (ZaMaR 33:4 “Psalm”).
The scripture warns against the likes of a strange woman and even today, the spirit of strange woman is alive and well. Sadly, in many homes the man compromises for the sake of pleasing his wife and family, thus his ROAR has become silent. Most women of today are more active and stable in the truth then the men, even when its comes to the work of YaHuWaH. The men of today follow the wife around like a lost puppy and compromise their relationship with YaHuWaH because they want to obtain what THEY want! Not all men worship whats between a woman’s legs, most do, but some act this way because they seek praise from others.
Since their first true relationship was NOT with YaHuWaH, they are OK with putting YaHuWaH on the shelf until they get want they want first. If YaHuWaH does BaRaK a man with their true one flesh mate, you would see both of them actively doing the work of YaHuWaH, why? Because the purpose for every Lion of YaHuWaH is to proclaim and make the names of YaHuWaH and YaHuWShuWA. If she is YaHuWaH sent, she will naturally want to follow him (her one flesh), NOT the other way around. The Lion should be boldly doing the work of YaHuWaH for ALL the world to see, this is an attribute that ALL the ancients YaHuWaH chose possessed. Remember the Ha’ShaTaN is out to destroy everyone, especially ALL MaLAKs of YaHuWaH. Take heed to what the scriptures say regarding the the strange women, and what happens to Samson when he chooses to be in a relationship one.
MaShaL 5:1-23 “Proverbs”
1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the WIFE OF THY YOUTH.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of YHWH, and he pondereth all his goings.
22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
23 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
ALaHiYM 14:1-3 “Judges”
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.
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.״
4 But his father and his mother knew not that it was of YHWH, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.
This seems to be a case of “love at first sight” for Samson. He saw this woman and he instantly wanted to marry her. Samson said “She pleases ME well” literally, “she is right in his eyes.” What Samson was really focused on was how this woman made him feel emotionally and how things looked to himself, NOT how they looked to YaHuWaH. Love at first sight is a powerful, but is also a very dangerous thing. It is entirely possible for us to fall in love with someone that we have no business falling in love with, which was exactly the case with Samson. Love at first sight feels wonderful, but doesn’t last in its initial form forever. We can be attracted more to the feeling of love itself than the person we focus upon, whom we don’t really know at first sight. This is again, why we must be patient, not rush and let YaHuWaH reveal what we need to see.
As we read, Delilah pleased Samson’s flesh, and bound by romantic feelings / emotion, many people demand from YaHuWaH a mate OUT of YaHuWaH’s will. What we have to over stand is that Ha’ShaTaN also knows the desires of all men and women. The adversary has spent centuries studying the ways of mankind, and will use the desires of the heart to stop the MaLAK of YaHuWaH. This is again why the heart / mind of YaHuWaHs warriors should be on the work of the ABa YaHuWaH.
When Samson demanded the Philistine for his wife, this showed a sinful disregard for his parents and for YaHuWaH’s caution regarding women from pagan nations. Often times in life, the voice of your MaShPaChaH can be very important because they are outside of the emotion and seen clear. As we see Samson’s parents attempted to counsel him otherwise, but Samson allowed himself to be swept away by HIS emotion, passion and was determined to bring into fruition HIS OWN desires. Everyone knows the story, no doubt it probably started off great, but it doesn’t end well for Samson. Delilah swoons Samson with her lips (physically and via soft conversation), and then finally gives him a haircut, which leads to his demise. There are warnings in scriptures but it doesn’t forbid marrying non-Israelite outright (this is OUR free will). But in DaBaRiYM 7 (Deuteronomy) it lists seven Canaanite nations who are completely off-limits (the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites).
DaBaRiYM 7:1-5 “Deuteronomy”
1 When YHWH thy ALaHiYM shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
2 And when YHWH thy ALaHiYM shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:
3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of YHWH be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
What can we learn from this story, ultimately Delilah DID NOT have Samson in her best interest. The command to YaShRAL not to intermarry with the pagan nations STILL applies today. A believer in the truth is wise not to marry someone who does not believe the truth (2 Corinthians 6:14). It isn’t because those who do not believe are not lovable, aren’t good enough, not worthy of love, or that they are somehow incapable of being a good marriage partner. No, it’s simply because being a lover of truth means that YaHuWaH through His son YaHuWShuWA Ha’MaShiYaCh, is the most important thing in their life; and when a a lover of truth and a non-believer join together, you have two people who disagree on the most critical and important thing in life.
If someone goes against YaHuWaH’s plan and marries an unbeliever or if someone becomes a believer before their spouse, there are specific commands applying to their situation. The Apostle ShAuWL (Paul) clearly wrote that the believer must do all that is possible to STAY in the marriage, and be the best spouse they can be (1 Corinthians 7:10-16). YaHuWaH did use Samson mightily; but ALaHiYM used Samson despite his sin, NOT because of it. YaHuWaH may have used Samson in a far greater way if he had made himself a clean vessel according to the principle of 2 Timothy 2:20-21. So this goes to show that YaHuWaH will let us continue in our error, although he may like it! We must be humble in everything we do, and be willing to ask forgiveness of our wrong doings. Once we know better, we must do better!
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