Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Don’t Play with Sin by Pastor Dondo

Opening Scripture comes from Judges 16: 1-21


“1 One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute. He went in to spend the night with her. 2 The people of Gaza were told, “Samson is here!” So they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the city gate. They made no move during the night, saying, “At dawn we’ll kill him.”


3 But Samson lay there only until the middle of the night. Then he got up and took hold of the doors of the city gate, together with the two posts, and tore them loose, bar and all. He lifted them to his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that faces Hebron.


4 Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. 5 The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, “See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels[a] of silver.”


6 So Delilah said to Samson, “Tell me the secret of your great strength and how you can be tied up and subdued.”


7 Samson answered her, “If anyone ties me with seven fresh bowstrings that have not been dried, I’ll become as weak as any other man.”


8 Then the rulers of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bowstrings that had not been dried, and she tied him with them. 9 With men hidden in the room, she called to him, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” But he snapped the bowstrings as easily as a piece of string snaps when it comes close to a flame. So the secret of his strength was not discovered.


10 Then Delilah said to Samson, “You have made a fool of me; you lied to me. Come now, tell me how you can be tied.”


11 He said, “If anyone ties me securely with new ropes that have never been used, I’ll become as weak as any other man.”


12 So Delilah took new ropes and tied him with them. Then, with men hidden in the room, she called to him, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” But he snapped the ropes off his arms as if they were threads.


13 Delilah then said to Samson, “All this time you have been making a fool of me and lying to me. Tell me how you can be tied.”


He replied, “If you weave the seven braids of my head into the fabric on the loom and tighten it with the pin, I’ll become as weak as any other man.” So while he was sleeping, Delilah took the seven braids of his head, wove them into the fabric 14 and[b] tightened it with the pin.


Again she called to him, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and pulled up the pin and the loom, with the fabric.


15 Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when you won’t confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven’t told me the secret of your great strength.” 16 With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it.


17 So he told her everything. “No razor has ever been used on my head,” he said, “because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother’s womb. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.”


18 When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines, “Come back once more; he has told me everything.” So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands. 19 After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him.[c] And his strength left him.


20 Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!”


He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him.


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.”


We are living in a world where there is a big chance to sin

The opportunity to sin is more now than ever before

The things that seen as development or success are the one misused to do sin for example mobile phones, internet

The devil is using attractive invention to attract people to sin

Roman 3: 23 “ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God ”

Temptation is not Sin but when you allow yourself to dwell in that temptation then it become a Sin

Men are tempted by what they see but what follow after seeing is Sin the fantasizing

The example of Samson as we read portrayed what we are doing as believers

You should decide Now where do you what to live after your death

Do you choose Heaven or Hell

Samson was set apart by God for a special assignment in such a way a razor was not allowed to touch his hair

Judges 13: 5, Even though Samson was powerful he has a weakness to women

Sin has negative effects to life of Samson


Three things to learn from Samson

1.      Sin always takes you further than want to go

Because of infatuation with Delilah hi find himself going far than he expects

If you start allowing certain things you will take further steps

If you are going against God`s Law something will happen to you, whether you full of Holy Spirit or Not

Delilah tried to get hold of Samson three times

We need spiritual eyes to discern what we are doing is devil tricks


2.      Sin keep you longer than you are willing to go

The more Delilah persisted to know his secrets the more he continue to be soft to her, he was lured by his own satisfaction without

 remembering that he was set apart by God for special assignment.

Sin made him a prisoner and he died in prison, and did not do what God has called him to do

The more you continue to be in sin the more it become difficult to get back


3.      Sin will always cost you more than you expect to pay

By Sin you are limiting God to do his work

God wants to use you as a channel of blessings to the church but by sin you are limiting God

Roman 6:23


Don’t Play with Sin it Cost more than He was willing to pay






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