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Habits Build Habitation

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Sampson’s birth was marked by an angelic visitation. He was born appointed to bring great deliverance. He was the product of his parents’ altar and faith. However, he failed to ever build and altar and continually was unified with the enemy. His familiarity with the enemy eventually cost him his strength.  His habits built his habitation. Sampson lived with the devil. The devil lived with him. He died a blind shadow of what God had intended for him to be.

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By Scott Phillips

Buildings are built with common materials and actions repeated over and over again. Wood homes are built of like boards nailed together. A brick home has been built of bricks mortared together.

Mass quantities of like materials assembled together with repetitive actions; nailing or mortaring.

The kind of house I build is determined on what I build it with; large quanities of the same thing.

We determine our building by the materials and labor we invest in it.

Think of the story of the three little pigs. The one that survived and saved others was the one that took the time and worked with quality materials. Thus they were saved from the big bad wolf.

Cheap living won’t fly when living for God. When it comes to Christian service, many will be disappointed when they find they get what they paid for. Saving Grace is free. Salvation costs us everything. It is a Scriptural paradox.

Where are you living? We can live in the light of God, or in the darkness of the devil.

When you live in darkness, the darkness lives in you. It is not an outward darkness, but an inward darkness.

Tell me something: Should a Christian be entertained with murder, lying, or the mocking of God?

If you are not bothered by this type of entertainment; you probably are in unity with the spirit that is in the world, belching its pollution. The Holy Ghost should convict you of this. You should follow through on this conviction – and cease and desist from this type of entertainment.

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (John 3:19-21)

When you walk in the light, your deeds are manifest and no shame is present.

The light lives in you when you live in the light. It is not only an outward shining, but an inward glow.

It is agreement with and obedience to what God reveals. It is found in revelation that grows. The more you walk in truth, the more truth is revealed. If you turn away from growing in truth, the light you have becomes darkness.

“Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they prayed to the things God made, but wouldn’t obey the blessed God who made these things.” (Romans 1:25)

Sampson is an example of this type of person. When he was sleeping with a harlot, she woke him up and screamed at him, “The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.”

Sampson’s birth was marked by an angelic visitation. He was born appointed to bring great deliverance. He was the product of his parents’ altar and faith. However, he failed to ever build and altar and continually was unified with the enemy. His familiarity with the enemy eventually cost him his strength.

His habits built his habitation. Sampson lived with the devil. The devil lived with him. He died a blind shadow of what God had intended for him to be. It seems he took his anointing to mean approval. This deception led to his destruction.

Why? Because his habits built his habitation.

Many today are consorting with spiritual harlots who sell spiritual pleasures and tell the anointed of God to sleep in their laps and rest in them. They constantly upbraid them for their distinction and want to strip the source of this power from them.

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