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Samson: A One-Man Wrecking Crew   1 comment

Samson with the jawbone of an ass

Judges 13: 3-5: “And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son. Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing: For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazirite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.”

Judges 13: 25: “And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.”

Judges 14: 4: “But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the Lord, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.” Here is the Sovereignty of God. In God’s economy, He uses EVERYBODY to effect His will in the earth–believers and unbelievers. Believers should know this, but unbelievers don’t have a clue. The Lord uses us even when we think our lives have no impact on others. God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts.

Judges 14: 5-6: “Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.”

Judges 14: 19: “And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which expounded the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father’s house.”

Judges 15: 14-17: “And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands. And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramath-lehi.”

Physical warfare in the Old Testament is a foreshadowing of spiritual warfare in the New Testament.

When the Holy Ghost fell on Samson, he had the power to physically subdue the enemies of Israel. When the Holy Ghost falls on a Blood-washed believer in Jesus Christ, he has the power to confuse and remove satanic strongholds (e.g. principalities and powers of darkness) in heaven and earth (Hebrews 12: 26: “Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.”). He also has the power to deliver himself and others from demonic bondage.

Wherever the Lord positions you in the earth, that is where His Spirit will flow through you, so that He can use you like the jawbone of an ass to defeat satanic strongholds. In the Old Testament, the jawbone of an ass was an object; in the New Testament, the jawbone of an ass is a subject. If you abide in Christ, you are the subject, you are “the jawbone of an ass” that the Lord uses to subdue His enemies in heaven and earth. See the Hebrew word paga (below).

All of this Holy Ghost Warfare (intercession) is predicated on obedience to the Lord.

Paga (Intercession)
God’s battle axe
The Spirit of might

Jacksonites, Yours is a Bloody City   18 comments

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Jackson, Wyoming

Letter to the Editor
Jackson Hole News & Guide
Jackson, Wyoming
May, 2012

WYOMING’S BLOODY CITY
By Mark Holick

“To the Presbyterian Church and Paul Hayden:  you said you have ‘adamantly pro-life’ and ‘adamantly pro-choice’ people in your church, this is an abomination. What Bible are you preaching from? Does the sixth Commandment mean anything to you? The ‘diversity’ you spoke of is a euphemism for:  we accept sin, even those who support the shedding of innocent blood. I urge you to repent. Woe to them who call evil good and good evil (Is. 5:12). You and your church are not pro-life in any sense. Stop the hypocrisy. Be honest and tell everyone that you are a pro-abortion/murder church.

“To River Crossings and Mike Atkins:  you reject your pro-life brothers and sisters in the Lord (escorted out) and embrace practicers of witchcraft (invited in), your choice (and rejection) of friends is telling. How long has [Brent] Blue been murdering babies in your city that you are the leading pro-life elder of? You don’t like our ‘methods,’ you say you want to be the local leader, so what is your plan to save those babies who will have their little fingers, toes and eyes chopped off by Blue next week, in your city? Go ahead Mike, light another candle.

“To Community Bible Church and Don Landis:  you rejected us outright. And was elated to have your brother in the Lord cited. So what is your plan to end the killing in your city? What is your responsibility, Don? (Dt. 21:1-9, Pr. 24:11-12)

“To St. John’s Episcopal:  your support of the shedding of innocent blood and homosexuality is an abomination. You are not a Christian Church, you are an apostate church. Repentance is your only hope.

“To all those of the ‘civility, compassion, love campaign’:  you are pro-aborts, by another name. The shedding of innocent blood is acceptable with you. We felt your ‘civility, compassion, and love’ all week long with F words, vehicular assault attempts, vandalism, and the largest flock of birds we have seen in any city. Where is your civility, compassion, and love for your preborn neighbor? Your hypocritical civility, compassion, love means you support the murder of innocent children…with a smile.

“To the Jackson Police:  you deceived us…again. Some men keep their word, others do not. Your petty harassments on Sunday were tripe.

“To the Federal Government lackey who threatened us with FACE and hounded us all week while befriending a man who sheds blood for a buck:  you had no reason to be involved in any way with peaceful, law abiding, Christians ministering the gospel of Jesus. You sir, are a bully with a badge.

“To all law enforcement:  did you swear an oath to the Constitution or to codes and ordinances? And if you say both, then which takes precedence?

“To the Jackson Mayor and City council:  yours is a bloody city and your overt protection of the most violent man in the whole of Wyoming is on you, before the Lord God, His Name is Jesus, King of kings, who is the Great Judge of all the earth (Is. 11:4). May He have mercy on your eternal soul.

“To those who name the name of Christ Jesus and either attacked us or disassociated yourself from us:  you threw your unborn neighbors, who have fallen among thieves, under the bus (Lk. 10:29-37). …For so persecuted they the prophets which were before you (Mt. 5:12). If you are a true Christian, but simply a Nicodemus by night (Jn. 3:1-2), then it is time to come out of the stained glass cave, and boldly cry out against the evil of your city. Justice is every Christians calling from the Lord!

“To those who dislike our graphic signs:  we dislike them also. However, who is in the wrong, those who show the pictures or those who make the pictures? Shall we shoot the messenger? You did not like our ‘method,’ so tell us, what is your method to stop the killing of 100’s of little baby boys and girls, this year, next week, in your city? Or is the truth that, you just don’t care?”

–Pastor Mark E. Holick
Operation Save America

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Prophetic Quote:

“I, John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.”  [John Brown said nothing on the gallows, but handed a note containing these words to a guard. The outbreak of the Civil War in April, 1861 proved John Brown prophetic.]

John Brown was the “The meteor of the war,” as author Herman Melville called him. John Brown was an abolitionist, and a religious fanatic. Some say that John Brown is a martyr. Brown believed he was an instrument of God.

–from John Brown Quotes

John Brown (abolitionist)

John_Brown_Painting

Mural of John Brown

Jackson, Wyoming
America’s Greatest Sin:  ABORTION!
Woe the the Bloody City!–George Fox
Nevada man, anti-abortion group sue town of Jackson
National Abortion and the Great Awakening
TV star calls for children with Downs syndrome to be put down
The Terror of Hell
A Dream about the Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Wyoming
Depravity
A Court Order
Jeremiah 18 & 19–Evil That Incurs a Holy God’s Judgment
Veronica West:  March a Month of Divine Demarcation
The Eruption of Mount Pelee, St. Pierre, Martinique, 1902
Mark Taylor’s Prophecy about Yellowstone Volcano
A Parable About Lukewarm, American Christianity
New York Deathscape
Mount Hood Volcanic Eruption

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Shiloh
By Tim Shey

Brutal deathdance;
My eyes weep blood.
Pharisees smile like vipers,
They laugh and mock their venom:
Blind snakes leading
The deaf and dumb multitude.

Where are my friends?
The landscape is dry and desolate.
They have stretched my shredded body
On this humiliating tree.

The hands that healed
And the feet that brought good news
They have pierced
With their fierce hatred.

The man-made whip
That opened up my back
Preaches from a proper pulpit.
They sit in comfort:
That vacant-eyed congregation.
The respected, demon-possessed reverend
Forks his tongue
Scratching itchy ears
While Cain bludgeons
Abel into silence.

My flesh in tattered pieces
Clots red and cold and sticks
To the rough-hewn timber
That props up my limp, vertical carcase
Between heaven and earth.
My life drips and puddles
Below my feet,
As I gaze down dizzily
On merciless eyes and dagger teeth.

The chapter-and-versed wolves
Jeer and taunt me.
Their sheepwool clothing
Is stained black with the furious violence
Of their heart of stone.
They worship me in lip service,
But I confess,
I never knew them
(Though they are my creation).

My tongue tastes like ashes:
It sticks to the roof of my mouth.
I am so thirsty.
This famine is too much for me.
The bulls of Bashan have bled me white.
Papa, into your hands
I commend my Spirit.

Ethos
February/March 1997
Iowa State University

Genesis 49: 10: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”