“Tell us your riddle,” they said. “Let’s hear it.”
He (Samson) replied,
“Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the STRONG, something SWEET” Judges 14:13-14 NIV.
Let’s look at this lion with honey a little deeper–who does the lion represent? Jacob prophesies over his son Judah and says this…
“Judah is a lion’s whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him up? “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. “”He ties his foal to the vine, And his donkey’s colt to the choice vine; He washes his garments in wine And his robes in the blood of grapes” Genesis 49:9-11 NASB. Hopefully, you are seeing this riddle is deeper.
“Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the STRONG, something SWEET.”
The Philistines pondered for 3 days but could not form an answer to the riddle.
“Then Samson’s wife threw herself on him, sobbing, “You hate me! You don’t really love me. You’ve given my people a riddle, but you haven’t told me the answer.”
“I haven’t even explained it to my father or mother,” he replied, “so why should I explain it to you?” She cried the whole seven days of the feast. So on THE SEVENTH DAY, he finally told her, because she continued to press him. She, in turn, explained the riddle to her people.” Judges 14:13-17 NLT.
The Gentiles eyes are beginning to open at this time to The Lord Adonai’s riddles and His ways.
According to the sages, the world will endure for 6,000 years of time known as the Olam Hazeh (the present world). The last 1,000 years is known as the Messianic era or the future age to come. The 7th Feast, the Feast of Tabernacles is a time like no other when The King sets up His kingdom on earth for 1,000 years. Study Leviticus 23, Exodus 12 and 13 and learn about how we are to keep these Feast Year after Year, forever and how they unlock the secrets of the kingdom. Is it a fluke that the answer was revealed on the 7th day? I say no.
Yeshua/ Jesus and His resurrected believers will rule the world for a thousand years until?
1 Corinthians 15 explains, “Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God The Father AFTER HE HAS DESTROYED ALL dominion, authority, and power. For he must reign until he has put ALL ENEMIES UNDER HIS FEET. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include the Father himself, who put everything under Christ. When He has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.” 15:24-28 NIV.
Many sing songs and proclaim that the enemy is under their feet, but that time hasn’t officially been set up.
As we draw closer to the end of days, the mysteries of The Kingdom are coming forth and THIS LION YESHUA AND HIS HONEY TORAH are sweeping the land and more Christians (Philistines out of covenant) are seeing the Jewish Savior and His WORD that became FLESH and dwelt among us. Also, more Jews are enlightened to know YESHUA, the ANOINTED ONE. This is the promise land flowing with milk and honey. His honey–Out of that lion does come something sweet. When you read all of Psalms 119 you can see HIS perfect HONEY and what we are to meditate on and not throw away like the gentile church has.
Psalm 19:9-10 “The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb” ESV. DO YOU THROW AWAY THINGS WORTH MORE THAN GOLD? But the Christians have ignorantly done just that. Turn on the news and you will see a very Torah-less society of law breakers. We need the Spirit and the Commandments.
I want to be one of the ones who knows the answers to the riddle. I want to know the truth and be ready so that I am found worthy to reign with HIM for 1,000 years.
We get down to verse 19 and it says, “Then the Spirit of the Lord came POWERFULLY upon him (Samson). He went down to Ashkelon, struck down thirty of their men, stripped them of everything and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle” Judges 14:19 NIV. Later Samson goes and tries to get his wife back but learns her father gave her to another man. Now, he is really raged and so he catches 300 foxes (I have no idea how?) and ties their tails together and lights them on fire. The Hebrew word for foxes is also jackals.
The fire destroys all of the harvests of the Philistines so they go burn Samson’s wife and her father to death.
Strange enough that word Ashkelon means “the fire of infamy: I shall be weighed”… The wicked shall be weighed and burned with fire. They become ashes under the souls of our feet.
“You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says the LORD of hosts.” Malachi 4:3 NASB.
Matthew 13:30 says, “Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: FIRST, collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn'” NIV.
“Then the Philistines went up and camped in Judah, and spread out in Lehi. The men of Judah said, “Why have you come up against us?” And they said, “We have come up to bind Samson in order to do to him as he did to us”. THEN 3,000 MEN OF JUDAH went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam and said to Samson, “Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?” And he said to them, “As they did to me, so I have done to them.” They said to him, “We have come down to bind you so that we may GIVE YOU INTO THE HANDS OF THE PHILISTINES” Judges 15:11-12 NASB. Where else in scripture do we see this number 3,000?
We see 3,000 men slaughtered after Moses comes down the mount with the Commandments due to their idolatry, and in Acts chapter two we see 3,ooo souls coming back into covenant at the Feast of Shavuot/Pentecost. Could all these numbers be connected in a prophetic sense? Back to Samson.
In the natural, we see 3,000 men who could join Gods anointed and fight but instead they BIND Samson. They tie the hands of the very Judge Yahweh raised up for such a time and they gag him and plead with him not to upset the Philistines WHO LORD OVER THEM.
Don’t upset the Terrorist, don’t upset the religion of peace–don’t upset your pastor by pointing out false doctrine– be politically correct. Don’t arrest those destroying property. On and on it goes, men like these hiding in rocks and some are literally now due to ISIS. We here in America are losing our Freedom many have worked their lives for, fought for, died for even, to a nation that’s turned its back on Yahweh and is bent on LAWLESSNESS (TORAHLESSNESS)…And the Christians BIND the very ones who are trying to teach them the original Hebrew and call many ministers dangerous to the Body of Yeshua Messiah. They want to stop us and gag our mouths because they fear we lead people into bondage. They are scared of the Jewishness of their faith. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8 NIV… Yes, this is TRUTH but we have created a GRACE called radical grace, a sugar coated gospel that doesn’t change people. Sugar gives you a buzz but then you BURN OUT quickly.
What I see in Christianity today is an artificial sweetener, like the product Sweet-n-low. It’s toxic poisoning to the body of Yeshua/ Jesus.
Judges 15:14, “When he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted as they met him. And THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD CAME UPON HIM MIGHTILY so that the ropes that were on his arms were as flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds dropped from his hands. He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, so he reached out and took it and killed a thousand men with it” NASB.
Why did he use a jaw bone? This is scary. Allow me to show you what happens when a nation lives wickedly for years. “Not a blacksmith could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!” 1 Samuel 13:19 NIV.
THEY HAD NO WEAPONS… Disarm America. Much of the Christian congregation is already disarmed because they have thrown the TRUTH away and replaced it with a weak, watered down gospel and a good feeling message. Prosperity and ease.
Samson found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, so he reached out and took it and killed a thousand men with it.”
Directly after this huge miracle and slaughter of the enemy, Samson goes and gets a harlot to sleep with. Here is a man who had the WIND of The Lord Adonai in his life, and he had strength and power. He also was set apart to release Israel from their oppression and yet he has joined himself to a HARLOT. Sound familiar?
Hashem’s people have joined themselves to harlots. “When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the LORD” Hosea 1:2 KJV. All these similes paint a picture and I hope you are seeing that picture.
Once again Samson is surrounded by the Philistines but he escapes and then that brings us to the third gentile woman in Samson’s life. The first one was his wife (She pleased him well) Israel did for a time and I believe America did as well. The second woman was a harlot that fulfilled his lust and the third one the text says, HE LOVED. For God so LOVED THE WORLD! Samson gave her his hair, his strength…
When Delilah saw that he had told her all that was in his heart, she sent and called the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up once more, FOR HE HAS TOLD ME ALL THAT IS IN HIS HEART…She said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself FREE.” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him…
Has His Wind left? Has He departed from protecting us? When the Spirit is on us we know. We can feel it. No atheist can tell us OUR FATHER doesn’t exist because we know that He does. When you’ve known HIM and He leaves, it is a FEARFUL THING… I fear today more than ever that the Church has traded His power and anointing for motivational speakers who promise blessings, prosperity, and happiness. God wants you to be happy they scream! Yet, Noah spent over a 100 years being cursed, mocked and ridiculed while he built the boat. Jesus/ Yeshua said over and over again, “YOU WILL BE HATED by everyone because of me” Matt. 10:23.
Not only do the post say things about open doors they say things like. “God is about to do something amazing in your life. Because you went through it, He is going to bring you to it!” Add prosperity, great healings, fame, and more items to the list and these post-float around like a pink packet of sweet-n-LOW. ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER. Yes, we need faith and encouragement. Yes, I believe Yahweh opens doors and shuts them. Yes, I am a believer, but what I see around here is borderline witchcraft and to top it off they have taken some of the mightiest prophets who ever lived and created false teachings in their name! “God wants to be happy!” Really? While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites–men, women, and children–gathered around him. They too wept bitterly. Ezra 10:1.
“Receive prophetic words in your inbox each day!” Really?
I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied. Jeremiah 23:21.
1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
“Suffering is part of this life…I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 NIV.
Jesus/ Yeshua never came and spared the many who are being beheaded. He warned us through His Word that perilous times would come and that men’s hearts would stop beating due to terror. Jesus never came and spared John the Baptist life, instead, he lost his head. Peter was crucified upside down and Hebrews chapter 11 says many lived in caves, mountains, wondering about in sheepskin, others sawed in half, beheaded and on and on it goes. Babylon will fall. Our great nation will FALL. Read Revelations 17, and 18 and ponder our nation America with its SWEET-N-LOW artificial gospel that has no power. Samson’s hair grew and in the end, he cried out to His Father and He heard him. Perhaps, Hashem will spare some Daniels, some Jeremiah’s, and some Abednego’s? I hope so because he gave Jeremiah some very solemn news.
“Then the LORD said to me: “Even if Moses and Samuel were to stand before me, my heart would not go out to this people. Send them away from my presence! Let them go!” Jeremiah 15:1 NIV.
On a positive note, I see more and more KNOWLEDGE increasing and with it a people who have a fear of HIM and a desire to please HIM and obey Him. I see a people who read and study and seek Him. When the people have the knowledge of how to obey Him and Yeshua, then the Lord Adonai says this will happen, “The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den. They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea” Isaiah 11:8-9 NASB.
Sources: see part #1
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