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2019-03-17 Judgement & Perseverance

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Matthew 7:24–25 (NKJV) Parable of the Two Builders Luke 6:47–49 24 “Therefore wwhoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.1 James 4:7 (NKJV) Humility Cures Worldliness 7 Therefore submit to God. hResist the devil and he will flee from you. 2 Judges 13:1–22 (NKJV) The Birth of Samson 13 Again the children of Israel adid evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord delivered them binto the hand of the Philistines for forty years. 2 Now there was a certain man from cZorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren and had no children. 3 And the dAngel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “Indeed now, you are barren and have borne no children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. 4 Now therefore, please be careful enot to drink wine or similar drink, and not to eat anything unclean. 5 For behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. And no frazor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be ga Nazirite to God from the womb; and he shall hbegin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.” 6 So the woman came and told her husband, saying, i“A Man of God came to me, and His jcountenance 1was like the countenance of the Angel of God, very awesome; but I kdid not ask Him where He was from, and He did not tell me His name. 7 And He said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. Now drink no wine or similar drink, nor eat anything unclean, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’ ” 8 Then Manoah prayed to the Lord, and said, “O my Lord, please let the Man of God whom You sent come to us again and teach us what we shall do for the child who will be born.” 9 And God listened to the voice of Manoah, and the Angel of God came to the woman again as she was sitting in the field; but Manoah her husband was not with her. 10 Then the woman ran in haste and told her husband, and said to him, “Look, the Man who came to me the other day has just now appeared to me!” 11 So Manoah arose and followed his wife. When he came to the Man, he said to Him, “Are You the Man who spoke to this woman?” And He said, “I am.” 12 Manoah said, “Now let Your words come to pass! What will be the boy’s rule of life, and his work?” 13 So the Angel of the Lord said to Manoah, “Of all that I said to the woman let her be careful. 14 She may not eat anything that comes from the vine, lnor may she drink wine or similar drink, nor eat anything unclean. All that I commanded her let her observe.” 15 Then Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, “Please mlet us detain You, and we will prepare a young goat for You.” 16 And the Angel of the Lord said to Manoah, “Though you detain Me, I will not eat your food. But if you offer a burnt offering, you must offer it to the Lord.” (For Manoah did not know He was the Angel of the Lord.) 17 Then Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, “What is Your name, that when Your words come to pass we may honor You?” 18 And the Angel of the Lord said to him, n“Why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful?” 19 So Manoah took the young goat with the grain offering, oand offered it upon the rock to the Lord. And He did a wondrous thing while Manoah and his wife looked on—20 it happened as the flame went up toward heaven from the altar—the Angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar! When Manoah and his wife saw this, they pfell on their faces to the ground. 21 When the Angel of the Lord appeared no more to Manoah and his wife, qthen Manoah knew that He was the Angel of the Lord. 22 And Manoah said to his wife, r“We shall surely die, because we have seen God!”3 Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV) 6 hFor unto us a Child is born, Unto us a iSon is given; And jthe government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called kWonderful, Counselor, lMighty God, Everlasting Father, mPrince of Peace.4 Judges 13:22–25 (NKJV) 22 And Manoah said to his wife, r“We shall surely die, because we have seen God!” 23 But his wife said to him, “If the Lord had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things, nor would He have told us such things as these at this time.” 24 So the woman bore a son and called his name sSamson; and tthe child grew, and the Lord blessed him. 25 uAnd the Spirit of the Lord began to move upon him at 2Mahaneh Dan vbetween Zorah and wEshtaol.5 Judges 14:1–4 (NKJV) Samson’s Philistine Wife 14 Now Samson went down ato Timnah, and bsaw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 So he went up and told his father and mother, saying, “I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, cget her for me as a wife.” 3 Then his father and mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of dyour brethren, or among all my people, that you must go and get a wife from the euncircumcised Philistines?” And Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for 1she pleases me well.” 4 But his father and mother did not know that it was fof the Lord—that He was seeking an occasion to move against the Philistines. For at that time gthe Philistines had dominion over Israel.6 Judges 14:19–20 (NKJV) 19 Then qthe Spirit of the Lord came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed thirty of their men, took their apparel, and gave the changes of clothing to those who had explained the riddle. So his anger was aroused, and he went back up to his father’s house. 20 And Samson’s wife rwas given to his companion, who had been shis best man.7 Judges 16:15–20 (NKJV) 15 Then she said to him, f“How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and have not told me where your great strength lies.” 16 And it came to pass, when she pestered him daily with her words and pressed him, so that his soul was 2vexed to death, 17 that he gtold her all his heart, and said to her, h“No razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.” 18 When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up once more, for he has told me all his heart.” So the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hand. 19 iThen she lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then 3she began to torment him, and his strength left him. 20 And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the Lord jhad departed from him.8
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