Miracle is when GOD suspends the laws of nature to favor His People
Miracles should not be scarce in the lives GOD’S people.
While miracles do not do away with the need to grow and due process, they are still non the less GOD ORDAINED and necessary for the world to know GOD is with His People.
LESSONS FROM SAMSON’S PARENTS
1. LORD DELIVER US FROM A GENERATIONAL evil bent
Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, so the Lord delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years.
The LORD deliver us from a bent towards evil!
This cancer in the collective soul of Israel only got dealt with in the Babylonian era!
LORD, deliver us from a wayward spirit!
Submit yourself to GOD for a cleansing!
Face the facts –
That you periodically go back to old habits
It is possible to BREAK FREE
2. REST IN THE MIDST OF RUMBLINGS
A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was childless, unable to give birth.
Def: Manoah means rest or quiet
He appears in the troubled time in Israel yet he is a man of rest
We will discover later what causes him to be at rest in the days of Israel’s upheavals.
But the truth is:
You can be at rest in times of rumblings
Calm in the center of chaos
Still in the wake of a storm
Peaceful in the face of provocation
3. FACTS TO BE MADE SUBJECT TO FAITH
The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, “You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son.
A visitation that breaks barrenness:
The angel confirmed the facts – Then changed them
Your miracle is not by chance – your reality will change!
4. HE WILL BEGIN TO DELIVER
For behold, you shall become pregnant and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from birth, and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hands of the Philistines.
CONNECT TO ASSIGNMENT BY GROWTH
Keep growing – the hopes of many rest on you
When GOD is about to change people’s situation he grows a person
John the Baptist grew
Through growth may look slow
It is the ultimate way progress is designed to flow
Grow in Grace
Grow in Wisdom
Grow in the faith
Grow in love
Grow in the gift of giving
Grow in you ministry
Don’t be an eternal baby Christian
We are waiting for you to GROW and take up your rightful place as a Son in the house
5. REVELATION HONORS AUTHORITY
Then the woman went and told her husband, saying, AMan of God came to me and his face was like the face of the Angel of God, to be greatly and reverently feared. I did not ask him from where he came, and he did not tell me his name.
But he said to me, Behold, you shall become pregnant and bear a son, and now drink no wine or strong drink and eat nothing unclean, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from birth to the day of his death.
She did not grow big headed – angels visit me
She did not get a super sized ego – I see what my husband / leaders / Pastors do not see
6. THE PRAYER THAT GOD HONORED
Then Manoah entreated the Lord and said, O Lord, let the Man of God whom You sent come again to us and teach us what we shall do with the child that shall be born.
And God listened to the voice of Manoah, and the Angel of God came again to the woman as she sat in the field; but Manoah her husband was not with her.
He was aware of Principle and Promise
Manoah said, “Now let Your words come to pass! What will be the boy’s rule of life, and his work?”
Live by the Principles – the Promise is sure to reach you
Many say Amen to the Promise but neglect the Principle
7. GIVE TO THE LORD
Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, “We would like you to stay until we prepare a young goat for you.”
The angel of the Lord replied, “Even though you detain me, I will not eat any of your food. But if you prepare a burnt offering, offer it to the Lord.” (Manoah did not realize that it was the angel of the Lord.)
8. CONNECT TO THE WONDERS OF GOD – THE NAME OF JESUS
And the Angel of the Lord said to him, Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?
So Manoah took the kid with the cereal offering and offered it upon a rock to the Lord, the Angel working wonders, while Manoah and his wife looked on.
Is the name of Jesus
For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.
Is the life and destiny you have been called to – you and your children
Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me!
We are for signs and wonders in Israel
From the Lord of hosts,
Who dwells in Mount Zion.
Is the theme of your cross over praise … as Israel crossed over the see
“Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like You, glorious in holiness,
Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
9. ANGELIC ACTIVITY TO ASSIST YOU IS YOUR PORTION
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 fell on their faces to the ground.
Hebrews 1:14 NLT
Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.
Hebrews 1:14 MSG
Isn’t it obvious that all angels are sent to help out with those lined up to receive salvation?
…. YOU ARE IN LINE FOR A MIRACLE
10. RIGHT AND YET SO WRONG
When the angel of the Lord did not show himself again to Manoah and his wife, Manoah realized that it was the angel of the Lord.
“We are doomed to die!” he said to his wife. “We have seen God!”
But his wife answered, “If the Lord had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and grain offering from our hands, nor shown us all these things or now told us this.”
To Moses GOD said
But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”
Manoah was right
Manoah was wrong
Revelation transcends tradition
Towers above human experience and mortal limitations
Will you live in the realm of limitation
Or will you rise to the realm of possibilities?
Will you be limited to the sphere of the natural Or will you rise up to the Supernatural?
Will you settle for what is humanly possible
Or will you ascended to:
With GOD all things are possible
YOU SHALL NOT DIE
BUT LIVE AND DECLARE THE WORKS OF THE LORD
11. GROW AND BE TIRED
The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the Lord blessed him, and the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him while he was in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
Pray for a stirring:
Stir up the flame – through prayer
Stir up the gift – through conscious exercise
Stir up the miracle – through offerings
Stir up the love – through care
Stir up the Presence / anointing – through Praise and Worship
Stir up the romance – through attention