Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand:but he told not his father or his mother what he had done. (Judges 14:5-6 KJV)
In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit would visit people but never permanently dwelt in anybody. Samson was raised by God to deal with the oppression of the children of Israel by the Philistines. He was a great deliverer sent to save people in his time. The spirit of God would come upon him and through the spirit he would accomplish extra ordinary things.
As he travelled to Timnath one day, he came to the vineyards and a young lion roared against him. It was young and full of strength. Under normal circumstances it would have made a feast of Samson but thank God for the Holy Spirit. At that moment he came mightily upon Samson. The physical strength caused him to face the lion. He tore it apart as he would have tore apart a kid.
As you go through life and arrive in your vineyards, places of your increase and fruitfulness, don’t be surprised if lions roar against you. The devil is an enemy of your fruitfulness, increase and progress. As he roars against you, he intends to bring fear in you, to cause you to flea and even to devour you. Take charge and make use of that power of the Holy Spirit that is in you.
Don’t ignore those roaring lions, you have power to overcome them. Don’t fear them, the Holy Spirit is available to cause you to triumph. When Samson visited the carcass of the lion some days later, he found there a swarm of bees and honey in the carcass. He took it and ate it and also shared with his parents.
When you overcome those challenges, you will access the honey that is in the victories. When you run away or avoid the challenges, you deprive yourself of great things ahead.
I pray for you that every obstacle that faced you be overcome today by the power of the Holy Spirit.
By the Spirit of God I am slaying lions and accessing the honey that is stored up in my victories.
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