And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee,
wherein thy great strength lieth and wherewith thou
mightest be bound to afflict thee.
And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven
green withs that were never dried, then shall I be
weak, and be as another man.
Judges 16:6, 7
He knew that they could bind him with whatever
they wanted to and they weren’t going to hold him down.
But in the back of his mind he’s thinking, The last time
they bound me, I snapped those cords and took a jawbone
of a donkey and killed a thousand of them. Let’s just play
around with this. They can tie me up again. I’ll just tease
these people a little while, mock them. They think they’re
going to play with me. I’m the great Samson. I’m
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her
seven green withs which had not been dried, and she
bound him with them.
Now there were men lying in wait, abiding with
her in the chamber. And she said unto him, The
Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the withs,
as a thread of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. So
his strength was not known.
And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast
mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee,
wherewith thou mightest be bound.
The devil will come at you constantly and he will
try to find the key to the anointing on your life. Now
remember, twice before, Delilah’s plan had failed.
Playing on the Cliff of Your Life
But Samson is going to play again. He’s going to
make up some funny story and mock them again. You’d
think he would be wise and say, “No, I’m on the edge of
the cliff about to fall off. I need to be cautious here. I
need to leave this woman. I need to leave this company
and go and do what God has called me to do and stop
messing around here in the camp of the world.”
But it seemed good to him to have fun. You see,
people have this idea that they can carry on in the world.
They think they can carry on with ungodly relationships
and ungodly acquaintances and it’s fine. They say, “It’s
not having an affect in my life.”
It might not have an affect on you now. But two
or three years from today what type of person are you
going to be? It might not show an affect in your life right
now. But five years from now, where will you be?
Will you be more on fire for God five years from
now? If you are less on fire for God than you were five
years ago, then you need to change what you’ve been
doing for the last five years and get to the place where
you can stay on fire for God, full of the Holy Ghost, and
walking in the Spirit.
And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with a
new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak,
and be as another man.
Delilah therefore took new ropes, and bound him
therewith, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon
thee, Samson. And there were liers in wait abiding in
the chamber. And he brake them from off his arms like