SAMSON: SANCTIFIED BUT NOT CONSECRATED

sanctified but not consecrated
The story of Samson has many parallels to the life of a believer with the supernatural anointing of the Holy Ghost. Samson’s name which means awe inspiring/distinguished/sun-like is an indication itself that God did not intend us to go through this life unnoticed as we walk in God’s supernatural manifestations. He was born (as we are born again) with many advantages (Judges 13:1-25):

 

  1. His birth was announced by the angel of the Lord v.v. 2, 3.
    2. His mission in life was declared before he was born v.v. 4, 5.
    3. He was raised by godly parents’ v.19.
    4. Blessed by God as a young man v. 24.
    5. He was empowered supernaturally by the Holy Spirit v. 25.

 
He had everything going for him and was set apart by God for God’s sacred use (sanctified). He should have been leading the fight to throw off the Philistine oppression in his generation for that’s why God anointed him but he failed to consecrate himself to live holy in order to protect his anointing. This was the seed bed of weakness that later led to his defeat and overthrow at the lap of Delilah. Some would say Samson’s weakness was wrong women and that certainly was an issue but Judges 14: 1-9 reveals more.

 

  1. He decided everything on his own after the sight of his eyes Judges 14:1, 2. (Lust of the eyes)
    2. He wasn’t submitted to authority (in his case his parents) v.v. 2, 3.
    3. He led a double life of secret compromise v.v. 6-8.
    4. He began to play with sin (couldn’t stay away from the sweet to protect the holy) vv.8, 9; Numbers 6:1-6.

 
Many today have been set apart by God for His sacred use but do not consecrate themselves to walk and live right. By consecration I mean present themselves as a living sacrifice holy and well pleasing to God and walking uprightly (circumspectly Ephesians 5:15). The anointing in our life is precious and we must protect it. There are certain things we should not touch (sin/the dead body of our flesh) to protect the anointing and calling on our life. God has made us holy positionally by virtue of our being in Christ but it is our responsibility to cleanse ourselves and perfect (practice) holiness in the fear of God 2 Corinthians 7:1.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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