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Sunday - March 13th, 2005
"PLAYING WITH THE DEVIL"
by Pastor Tony Sutton

Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
JUDGES 16:1-31
FIRST LOVE
          A) Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
          B) John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
          C) Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
WORLDLY LOVE
          A) TITUS 2:12  SAMSON CHOSE A WOMAN OUT OF LUST CALLING IT LOVE
          B) DELILAH CHOSE TO LOVE HIM FOR LOVE OF MONEY
               I TIMOTHY 6:10
          C) "LOVE IS BLIND" DESPITE THE NUMEROUS SIGNS SAMSON STILL REFUSED TO SEE (JUST AS SATAN PLANS IT)
                    1. SAMSON HAD GROWN INVINCIBLE
                    2. DELILAH SMOOTH TALKED SAMSON
                    3. SAMSON GAVE INTO POUTING (TRICKERY)
COST OF SIN
           A) JUDGES 16:20 ... I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself....   POWER WITH GOD
           B) Jud 16:21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes,
                TOOK AWAY HIS VISION
           C)  Jud 16:21...... bound him with fetters.....
                STRIPPED HIM OF HIS DIGNITY
           D) LOST HIS WITNESS
           E) Jud 16:23 Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand. SAMSON HAS NOW BROUGHT AN OPEN REPROACH UNTO GOD AS THEY MADE SPORT OF HIM
            F) LAST BUT NOT LEAST SAMSON LOST HIS LIFE

        SAMSON PLAYED WITH THE DEVIL AND LOST. HE LOST EVERYTHING. NO DOUBT HE THOUGHT HE COULD HANDLE IT AND IT WOULD NOT GO THAT FAR. HE WAS SO BLINDED THAT DELILAH WAS ABLE TO ASK HIM WHERE HIS STRENGTH LIE AND CALL OUT THAT THE PHILISTINES ARE UPON HIM, AND HE STILL COULD NOT SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON. HAS SATAN EVER HAD YOU TO THE POINT THAT YOU COULD NOT SEE THE OBVIOUS? HAS SATAN EVER STOLE YOUR VISION? John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. THIS IS TRUE LOVE.
 
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2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.