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Battleground Earth 21: Samson 5 - David Mitts

Then he became very thirsty, and he called to the LORD and said,  "You have given this great deliverance by the hand of Your servant, and now shall I die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?"  But God split the hollow place that is in Lehi so that water came out of it. When he drank, his strength  returned,  and he revived.  Therefore  he named it  En-hakkore , which is in Lehi to this day. So he judged Israel twenty years in the days of the  Philistines.( Jdg  15:18-20 NASB)   Click here to listen to " Samson 5 " I thirst. Where have we heard that before?  After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, *said, "I am thirsty."   (Joh 19:28 NASB) Thirst is a primal calling from the place of life and death, the core of our marrow .   This is the first time we see Samson directly interacting with his true Father .  This is such a powerful interlude in the story that we need to camp here  f

Battleground Earth 20: Samson 4 - David Mitts

"Then it came about on the fourth day that they said to Samson's wife, "Entice your husband, so that he will tell us the riddle, or we will burn you and your father's house with fire. Have you invited us to impoverish us? Is this not so?""   Jdg  14:15 (NASB)   Click here to listen to “ Samson 4 ” Samson, the 12 th  judge in the book of Judges  is our picture of God’s justice in unjust times that show us the kingdom in manifestation . Last chapter we look at the foundation stone of love  and the beginning of the role of betrayal in the government of God.  When I am using the term “government” , I am not thinking of it in terms of an organizational structure, like the government of the United States of the Communist Chinese  Party government structures. Those are merely distribution structures to deal with authority and power. When I am speaking about government in God’s kingdom is a description of how reality is organized and functions.    Man’s governments

Battleground Earth 19: Samson 3 - David Mitts

"Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the child grew up and the LORD blessed him. And the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him in  Mahaneh-dan , between Zorah and   Eshtaol ."   Jdg  13:24-25 (NASB)   Click here to listen to " Samson 3 " Samson, the twelfth judge of Israel in the book of Judges demonstrates the tension of government in the Kingdom of God. Samson, as we learned last week was born with a holy purpose to deliver Israel from the oppression of their bitter enemy, the  Philistines .   Modern-day “Palestinians” derive their name from this same ancient people who have been a thorn in the side of Israel since the earliest times.  The rocky relationship begins with a covenant between Abraham and  Abimelech  in Genesis 21. Isaac also makes a covenant with the  Philistines  in Genesis 26. God honors these ancient agreements and the  Philistines  are left off the list of nations that Israel is to displace when they enter into the Land of