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March 2000

HOW FAR MUST GOD GO TO CREATE A PEOPLE UNTO HIMSELF?

Let us take a look at Samson: Samson was born to be a name, a praise, and a glory unto God. In Judges chapter 13 we read about where Samson comes from. He was the absolute will of God.

Manoah’s wife was barren and bare not. “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.” This is another example where God’s way confused man’s understanding as He presented his case to a couple He chose to create a wonder in the land. To all of us, God’s ways are mysterious and they often create confusion. At first sight, the carnal mind is never in a position to understand the work of God.

The angel exposed the plan to Manoah’s wife. “For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb:” When the angel met Manoah, he was told to work with his wife in all things. “Of all that I said unto the woman let her beware.”

My dear readers, this was not a dream! God had decided to create a man unto Himself, and nobody but nobody would be allowed to interfere! I am often amazed to see to what extent God will go, and to see how much faith God has in those whom He chooses to create wonders in the land!

Manoah and his wife did not have too much understanding of what their lives were to become. However, they went on believing, and God was blessed with the wonder his angel was sent to perform; and as promised, along came Samson!

I often put my eyes on God’s performance. It helps me to exercise faith with the power to rebuke any doubt that will try to infiltrate my mind. With your mind gird with truth, the results are always positive. I am not a victim, I am a victor! Hallelujah!

Do not lose your time trying to understand how its going to work, or with questions such as, ‘How can I be blessed?’ or ‘When can God do it?’ Go on living holy. Do good. If your name is in the Lamb’s Book of Life, what have you got to worry and to complain about? Do you not know that all things work together for good to them that love God, and to them who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8: 28. Just love God and be his called. Rejoice, and never forget what happened to Samson.

Samson was absolutely a different man and yet he was born of a woman. His mind was programmed just the way God wanted it to be. I want you to notice that as long as a person will go on living the way they are told, God will keep on programming their mind, and his Spirit will rule in their heart. Hallelujah!

WHAT WENT WRONG?

Samson, was the giant of the Lord and a sentry over God’s people. The only thing that went wrong was Samson himself. He allowed the enemies of God’s people to tread on God’s property. Samson was God’s pride before the Philistines. Today, anyone of us born of God has become God’s pride through Jesus Christ our Lord. Even Job was once God’s pride. David! Abraham! John the Baptist! All these men lived before they could be born of God’s spirit. Today, this is what we are in Christ; his royal priesthood, and holy nation, members of his household, the bride of his Son Jesus, and the temple of God. As the pride of our Father in heaven and the image of his Son Jesus, the devil just does not stand a chance! Amen! How about that?

My dear pride of the Lord;

Do not let the devil trespass on God’s property, and he will never have power over you. Do not let him take your eyes out, and you will never be in a position to ask God to give you power to die with those you have played with. God went as far as to give his only begotten Son for your life. In the spirit, Jesus is God’s pride sitting at his right hand. You and I have a pride in this world and his name his Jesus. As long as you will uplift Jesus in your life, the devil, nor anyone else in this world will have power over you. Hallelujah!

Samson was a great man of God, but he died in shame, making sport to the Philistines instead of watching over God’s people. God helped him to revenge those who had destroyed him. He had become of no value to God. Do not lose your eyes, ‘the Word of God!’

Keep on fighting with us. We are making the difference every step of the way. Keep your hands to the plow. Your offerings are the main key God can use to keep me on the front line.

Keep praying with us so that others will harvest an offering to answer me with at this time. Thank you so much to those who have answered my last letter. Let me see by your offerings that you are nothing but God’s pride, full of faith and compassion for lost souls and for this ministry of reconciliation.

Remember, God loves a cheerful giver, and He is able to make all grace abound. Keep the affection you have in God’s ministry alive by keeping his commandments and doing those things that are pleasing in his sight. 1 John 3: 22.

As one of God’s pride in his service, I am

Brother and Sister Gagnon,
Lincoln and Robin-Lee.