From scriptures, we understand that every child of God is ordained to live a lifestyle of exploits.
This is because exploit is the birthright of the redeemed of the Lord.
Also, for every believer, the scripture makes it clear that: Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid (Matthew 5:13-14).That means, our destinies are not just any kind, but an enviable one. Therefore, our call into the faith is unto glory and honour, not to shame, frustration and reproach (2 Peter 1:3; 1 Corinthians 2:9).
However, we understand from scripture that, for our destinies to be great and glorious, it will require the ministry of the Holy Spirit for full delivery. This is because there is no exploit outside the Holy Spirit (Zechariah 4:6; Psalm 92:10-15).
Samson was born with a lot of potentials. He was to be God’s instrument to rescue Israel from the oppression and grip of the Philistines. To accomplish his mandate, God empowered him with enormous strength. He was inspired and stirred up by the Spirit of God to accomplish his mission as judge and deliverer in Israel, Judges 13:25.
Though known for his feats of strength and listed in the Hall of faith (Heb. 11:32-34), he fell as a result of disobedience, carelessness, and uncontrollable habit. Considering the level of laxity in our time, this study is not only timely, but also a serious warning to the believer of today.
Some of us are living with such a false confidence today that we cannot fall. We shall in this study consider the life of Samson who though highly anointed by God (i.e. Empowered), and enjoyed much of His grace, fell at the end and died with his enemies.
Empowered Conference Speakers
Dr. Victory Godspower
(TPI President) Host
Idris Gwyn Williams
Noel E A Theophilus
Anthony C Jacobs
Happy David Ngabo
Paul Idris Omale