“13 Delilah said to Samson, Hitherto you have mocked me, and told me lies: tell me with which you might be bound. He said to her, If you weave the seven locks of my head with the web.
14 She fastened it with the pin, and said to him, The Philistines are on you, Samson. He awakened out of his sleep, and plucked away the pin of the beam, and the web.
15 She said to him, How can you say, I love you, when your heart is not with me? you have mocked me these three times, and have not told me in which your great strength lies.
16 It happened, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was vexed to death.
17 He told her all his heart, and said to her, “No razor has ever come on my head; for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will go from me, and I will become weak, and be like any other man.”
18 When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for The LORDs of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he has told me all his heart. Then The LORDs of the Philistines came up to her, and brought the money in their hand.
19 She made him sleep on her knees; and she called for a man, and shaved off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
20 She said, The Philistines are on you, Samson. He awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times, and shake myself free. But he didn’t know that Yahweh had departed from him,” Judges 16:13-20.
A Vision of the Risen Lord
“1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants — things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
Greeting the Seven Churches
4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says The LORD, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Vision of the Son of Man
9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on The LORD’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. 19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. 20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches,” Revelation 1:1-20. NKJV
The seven lampstands are the seven assemblies.
The LORD anoints us to serve the entire Body!
If we cut one of the seven locks…. if we put our trust on someone else but The LORD, then we bind the power of The LORD! We are part of a body! Not part of someone else!
TRUST YOUR LORD! Because if you put your trust in something or someone else, we will paralyze our LORD!
I will put my trust in The LORD!
The Samson Syndrome!
It is time that the Army of The LORD will take its place!
Arise & Shine!
And although being one Army, we must not depend on each other!
If you are depending on your group, your Congregation, your husband, child, friend, instead of leaning on the Lover of your soul, than you will experience the same thing as Samson did!
You can be manipulated, and “lose your hair” Your anointing!
If we get involved in a relationship where people can stand in the place that is from The LORD, you are in real danger!
He told her all his heart….. (Judges 16:17).
Samson shared a secret(s) that he received from The LORD with Delilah!
If you receive a ministry from The LORD, beware of your Delilah! He (The LORD) is the only one you must put your trust in!
Learn to understand His voice and simply obey! Let no person stand between you and The LORD!
Yes we must be one Army but the chain bracelet is as strong as the weakest chain! An Army is a group of persons who individually listen to their Commander! And then the Army will operate!
Unity in the Spirit is something that only The LORD can create! It will be unity in variety and diversity and although not always being with each other, they’ll still are one in The LORD
Thus saith The LORD:
“Do not destroy the wall that I gave you for your protection!
You are removing the stones yourself from your wall, if you are listening to gossip and other negative things!
If you are clinging and leaning on someone else instead of Me, you are building a golden calf!
Then the enemy has a chance to come in!
Remember, an old fashioned clock with little wheels that seems to run in opposite directions? But that is how the clocks works!
So it is with My Bride you are one and you are the wheels in My Body and although it seems that sometimes you must turn to the right and your brother or sister must turn to the left, and it seems you are going in opposite direction, the outcome is that the clock (My Body) can sound the alarm.
If someone is trying to gossip in your ear, than ask that person these important questions:
- Does this bring The LORD glory?
- Is someone saved after you tell me your story?
- Is it building our faith?
And if the answer is no, than close your ears and tell this person, “Thank you, but I do not want to listen then….” and walk away!
Satan is waiting with his arrows to destroy My people that I gathered for this time
My Army My Bride, He wants to destroy and divide so he can reign!
So do not remove your own stones out of the wall I gave for your protection!
Do not judge, because I will be as hard on you as you are on others!
*If I use one of My instruments to give notice, then it is to build up and not to pull down; to comfort and bring healing and recovering! Not for destroying or hurting!
The result is a (new) satisfied child in My Body! Not a destroyed and disappointed human being!
* We destroy the darkness (through the power of The LORD) not the person!
“Don’t condemn others, and God won’t condemn you. God will be as hard on you as you are on others! He will treat you exactly as you treat them. You can see the speck in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the log in your own eye. How can you say, “My friend, let me take the speck out of your eye,” when you don’t see the log in your own eye?” Matthew 7:1-4.
Blessings and Shalom over you!
~ Mamme Devorah
Called by Yeshua by the will of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Adversity is the spark that lights the matches, to glow the fire of self-confidence,” Catharina Schouten.
Catharina Schouten–Meijer (Mamme Devorah) is the founder of Dezerto Floro Foundation – Desert Flower. Blossoming despite hardship! She encourages, inspires, teaches, and is training and equipping people. She goes wherever the Father is sending her! She is sent in the Biblical way. In 1995 the Holy Spirit set her apart, for the work to which He has called her. Pastor Hendrik – Jan van Mourik – Restoration Church – in the Netherlands, sent her in the apostolic and prophetic ministry in 2006. Rev. Paul van Beek God’s Outreach Ministry Int. sent her in the Deborah call in 2011. Ministry mandate: Isaiah 45 Deliverance, Rebuilding, Restoration.