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)
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Samson, the 12th 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 are either elected or come into being through revolutions. God’s government operates through righteousness and love. Isaiah tells us of Yeshua:
"For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this." Isa 9:6-7 (NASB)
The Hebrew word in this verse for government is “misrah”, which comes from the root word “sar” which means to turn the head. The head is the place of thinking and a government is what influences our thinking and thus the nature of our lives. When the government in our lives is the one that rests on the shoulders of Yeshua, then it means our head, or our thinking is facing the same way His is. He has literally changed the direction of our lives, which is what we call repentance. He is the wonderful counselor because He influences us with love and romances our heart and mind. He “wins” us to His thoughts and His government.
Think of the expression, “turning heads”. “That girl could turn heads”. That car turned a lot of heads. This essentially means something was so attractive about the girl or the car that it was like a magnetic power that pulled people to stare at it. Why is that? There is something in us that is drawn to the beauty, the attraction.
Government is like that. We are drawn to power and leadership. It turns our head. It pulls on us. Yeshua has government on his shoulders, the mantle that draws us into the yoke of His authority. Because His government is of love and of goodness it is the most powerful turning of heads in the universe. Isaiah tells us it is a government of peace which is established and upheld by justice and righteousness.
Samson as the 12th Judge is anointed for this establishment of the government of the kingdom. Last chapter we saw betrayal was a part of the government that Samson was anointed to deal with.