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Samson Loses His Strength

Key Verse

“And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him” (Judges 16:19).

Text — Judges 16:15-21.


Samson was born in the village of Zorah, into the family of Manoah. He was born after many years of his mother’s bareness. He was ordained, anointed and empowered from the womb by God “… to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines” (Judges 13:5). However, Samson misused his rare gift by careless living by dabbling into immorality, and disobedience to God and his parents. Samson’s love for strange women led him to Delilah, the Philistine, who through her wiles made Samson to reveal the source of his power which was his seven hair locks that had never been shaven. The locks were promptly cut while he slept on Delilah’s laps and lost his strength. His eyes were removed by his enemies and he was greatly tormented.

Youth who are saved and gifted to become deliverers of their enslaved generation must avoid Samson’s pitfall, be watchful and obedient to their godly parents, both biological and spiritual. They should be entirely consecrated to God. Dear friend, have you fallen like Samson? Then repent today and be restored.


Have you fallen like Samson?


You will fall if you are irresponsible.

Prayer for today

Holy Father, give me the grace to fulfill my divine assignment.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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