Why is this man still so significant in my life? Because like Samson, I am consumed with a desire to pick a fight on my enemy. I’ve had it. Enough is enough. I’m not going to sit back and watch this generation keep sinking lower and lower. I’m not going to complacently watch the enemy perpetuate his stronghold on our children. It’s time to pick a fight.
But the Spirit of the LORD powerfully took control of Samson,
and he snapped the ropes on his arms
as if they were burnt strands of flax, and they fell from his wrists.”
Judges 15:14 (New Living Translation)
The key to our ability to change this generation is “… the Spirit of the Lord powerfully took control …” The Spirit of God would come upon Samson from time-to-time for a specific task or feat. Here’s the exciting part … that same Spirit who came upon Samson now abides within us. (John 14:17). The Holy Spirit now has His permanent residence on the inside of us!
The Spirit of God will cause your limitations to fall off of you just as He did for Samson (Judges 15:14). The Spirit of God will give you creative ways of tormenting the enemy just as He did as Samson destroyed the Philistine’s grain fields, vineyards, and olive trees with firetorch-bearing foxes. (Judges 15:4-5). The Spirit of God will have people asking in amazement who could have done such unbelievable damage to the enemy. (Judges 15:6).
Come on, stand up with me. It’s time to pick a fight. This generation has been held captive long enough. It is time to call upon the Spirit of God to rise up within us. We can’t sit back any longer. Let’s see this be the generation that will seek His face. (Psalm 24:6).