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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 21:51:42 -0600
SAMSON & the ENDTIME CHURCH
-by Steve Goodyear.

To those that KNOW their God and HEAR His voice.. there is a 
true Spiritual Revival going on. You won't see it on TV or hear it 
on the radio or read about it in the newspapers. It is not being 
publicized or even talked about in most "churches" but it is truly 
happening in the hearts of individuals who are sold out.  

Its just like the story Samson, near the end when his HAIR that 
was SHORN, his perfect covering, his righteousness before God, 
the source of his power and authority was completely cut off by 
the woman he LOVED AND TRUSTED!  (Yes. Her name was 
Delilah and she's a type of this endtime APOSTATE supposedly  
SPIRITUAL, counterfeit CHURCH). The motive of her heart was 
never really to serve and love him but to find out the SECRET to 
his power and strength and to CAPITALIZE on it so SHE could 
buy a BIGGER HOUSE and live an ABUNDANT LIFE of 
PROSPERITY and POPULARITY with THE PHILISTINES OF 
THE WORLD as her friends and allies! 

She feigned love and thus entered in to the SECRET of his  
fellowship, but she betrayed him, like Aiken or Jezebel. Like 
Uzza or Judas.  Her TRUE motives were exposed and she 
couldn't help seeking the GOLD and the SILVER instead of 
the creator of Heaven and Earth! And for a moment it looked 
like she'd won. No doubt she thought so. But in the darkness 
of the prison, alone, reviled and persecuted, Samson's hair 
began to grow back!! 

The unsuspecting Philistines celebrating their "temporary" 
VICTORY (and no doubt, Delilah with her newfound 
PROSPERITY!) were OBLIVIOUS, caught up in their own  
deception and totally unsuspecting when Samson revealed the 
REAL power of Godliness and toppled their entire kingdom. 
What he gave up in love was given back to him pressed down 
shaken together and running over and his END was greater than 
his beginning. Samson is indeed a pattern of Christ and the
Resurrection, but he also presents a very vivid picture of the 
end time overcomers. Those who are willing to lay down their lives 
and their "lifestyles" for the Kingdom of God! Those like Daniel 
and his three Hebrew friends who KNEW THEIR GOD and who 
against all odds refused to compromise or bow down to the
King, his "IMAGE" or the Kingdom of this world! No matter what 
the apparent consequences. They each, like Abraham, believed 
that it was GOD who gave them life and it was GOD alone who 
could RAISE THEM BACK UP AGAIN! "Whoever seeks to 
SAVE his life WILL LOSE IT! and Whoever LOSES his life for 
my name's sake will FIND IT!"

The Bible is replete with examples of God moving OUTSIDE the  
city or outside the church! Samson, whose life is a true prophetic 
timeline for end time events, clearly reveals this. Notice when 
He was with the "prostitute" he only stayed until the middle of 
the night! Then he got up, in the midst of  the darkness, took hold 
of the door and the doorpost at the gateway to the city, a clear 
type of Jesus (the door) hanging on the cross (the posts.) He
uprooted it and carried it away on his shoulders where he 
RELOCATED IT ON a HIGH PLACE OUTSIDE the CITY! 
Doesn't that seem like a pretty clear picture of someone's 
"candlestick" being removed? 

WE need to seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His 
Righteousness!  Wherever it takes us. Even if its to a high hill 
OUTSIDE the hustling and  bustling big city! We need to return 
to the true GOSPEL, the Cross and the Blood of Jesus.
REPENT. BE BAPTIZED and RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT!! 

The Prostitute in this story represents a people interested only 
in a LEGALISTIC contractual agreement with God. What's in it 
for me? What do I have to do to get MY REWARD or MY profit! 
She's more interested in the BENEFITS than the BENEFACTOR!! 
She's in it for The GIFTS and not for the GIVER! SHE wants the
"fruit of her labors" for herself, not as an offering to the Lord. 

This is indeed a STERN warning to true Christian Believers. 
WAKE UP or lose everything you thought you had! THIS IS 
WHAT it TRULY MEANS WHEN IT SAYS.. "Give and it shall be 
GIVEN BACK TO YOU!! Pressed down, shaken together and 
running over.." That's NOT a prosperity message - its the 
GOSPEL!! Train your eyes on JESUS and let go of all you are 
holding onto. 

Look at Jacob who in the end had to GIVE UP EVERYTHING 
before he could face the angel of the Lord and receive his NEW 
NAME. He first GAVE UP his flocks and herds. His servants 
and his wives and children. EVERYTHING he'd gained under 
the Blessing he'd received from his father, everything he'd 
worked so long and hard to acquire while serving Laban. THEN 
he approached God and laid down his life in order to obtain the 
blessing! In the end not only did he receive the new name but 
everything he gave up was restored to him as well as his LIFE 
and his relationship with his older brother! Only by surrendering 
his ALL and falling on the rock of humility before God and being 
broken could he face his older brother (a TYPE OF JESUS at 
the second coming and  judgment). He received GRACE and 
RESTORATION instead of judgment and the sure Death that 
was DUE him for his sin against his brother years earlier! 

This process is the eye of the needle! That small place we all 
must enter in by. The STRAIGHT AND NARROW GATE which 
FEW find.

-Steve Goodyear,
California.