When you need Him, He’s there! – Judges 14

“At that moment the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him, and he ripped the lion’s jaw apart with his bare hands. He did it as easily as if it were a young goat. But he didn’t tell his father or mother about it.” (Judges 14:6)

In this chapter, Samson marries a Philistine woman, but she ended up his best man’s at the end of the seven day celebration. This was because he posed a riddle the men at the feast couldn’t work out, so they threatened to burn her and her family if she didn’t get the answer from him. When the men finally got the answer, they told Samson, who was furious they “plowed with his heifer,” so at this, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he killed thirty of their men and got the clothes for them, which was the deal if they worked out his riddle. The Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon Samson twice in this chapter. On the way to his wedding, a lion came up against him, and he tore it apart as if it were a young goat, then again after the solved riddle. As a Nazirite, Samson defiles himself by eating honey out of the dead lion later on, since he wasn’t allowed near a dead body!

“At that moment, the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him.” The very moment you need help, the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you! When you need Him, He is right there by your side to help you. He will cause you to overcome any situation you find yourself in. At the very moment of need, He is there! Notice the Spirit of the Lord came upon him when a lion attacked him. The Apostle Peter says we must be sober and vigilant, for our adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. So be ready, watch and pray, and when the enemy comes to attack you, the Spirit of the Lord will back you up. Remember, when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise the standard against him! He’s on your side! Amen!

“Lord, thank You that whenever I need help, and whenever I am facing the attack of the enemy on my life, I can rely on the mighty Holy Spirit to come to my aid and deliver me! Thank You Lord for sending the Holy Spirit to be my Helper, as Jesus promised- amen.”

*Isaiah 59:19; 1 Peter 5:8

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