Meaning of Samsons Hair Being Cut

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Hi K____,

Thank you for your question.

Samson’s long hair was part of his Nazarite vow he was under. It was simply an outward symbol of his having dedicated his life to God’s service. But it was indeed outward only, as all that had to do with the old covenant. It had nothing at all to do with what was in Samson’s heart. It is Samson’s death that is the real message for us today. I have written on this in a previous letter entitled The Prophetic Sequence Of Events. Click on this link and scroll down to this letter. The part concerning Samson is near the end of that letter. While Samson reveals God’s workings in the flesh of the millennial subjects of the kingdom of God, Samson also represents what God is doing in us now. The story of Samson is the story of the destruction of the flesh in all that God is doing. The flesh, meaning our fleshly lusts, must “fall into the ground and die before it can ever bring forth fruit:”

Joh 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

This is the message of the story of Samson. His long hair was a physical sign of His covenant with God. When he told Delilah whence came his strength, Delilah deprived Samson of that connection, just as the harlot church of today does with all who insist on her delights over the delights of the truths of God’s Word and a faithful relationship with a faithful husband, Jesus Christ. Samson’s desire for prostitutes is a testimony against the desire of God’s people to put the doctrines of the harlot above the doctrine of Christ:

2Jn 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ [ of the Bible] is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
2Jn 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine[ of Christ], receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Our covenant with Christ is that we will “do the things that He says:”

Luk 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Abiding in the doctrine of Christ is our ‘marriage vow.’

2Co 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
2Co 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [ if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him [ We are so quick to accept a false minister with unproven doctrines and so quick to reject the doctrine of Christ].

“Historical orthodox Christianity” has “another Jesus” who tells them to go and kill their Moslem enemies. They have “another Jesus” who tells them that they can peddle God’s Word and demand tithes of God’s people, and they can resist evil and demonstrate against the evils of this world and save this world for Christ. Listening to the leaders of “historical orthodox Christianity” the judgment of this world will not even be needed, because this world will soon be won over to Christ in a revival which will “save this nation and this world for Christ.”

“Historical orthodox Christianity has “another spirit” which denies God’s promise that :

2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

All of these prophecies of a better world before the return of Christ are the prophecies of “another spirit.” This is a spirit which denies that God “hated Esau before he was born having done neither good nor evil:”

Rom 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
Rom 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
Rom 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

It is a spirit which says Christ came to bring peace while Christ taught:

Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

“Historical orthodox Christianity” talks about and serves a Jesus, but he is “another Jesus” with “another spirit” and this Jesus has “another gospel.” According to the gospel of the Christ of the Bible his death will “draw [ Greek- drag] all men to Himself.”

Joh 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Is this ‘all’ as in ‘all who choose to accept Christ?’ What says the gospel of the Christ of the Bible:

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

So the second ‘all’ is “As in Adam.”

Now that is the gospel of Christ. That is truly good news for all of mankind. But “historical orthodox Christianity” has “another gospel.” How they can bring themselves to even call it ‘good news’ is beyond comprehension, because it consigns most of God’s creation to an ever burning hell for all eternity. And the responsibility for this sad state of affairs is laid on all of those poor people who are “as in Adam.” Any thinking person would stop and ask himself, ‘Wait a minute, did I have any choice about being “in Adam.” And yet I am to believe that most who are ” in Adam” will spend eternity in the ever burning fires of hell.’ Christ never even heard of the modern English word ‘eternity.’ All Christ ever spoke of were ‘ages.’ This false doctrine of ‘eternal’ hell is simply part of “another gospel.”

Subscribing to these false doctrines over the “doctrine of Christ” inhibits our ability to distinguish “the spirit of truth from the spirit of error”

1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit [ doctrine], but try the spirits [ doctrines] whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ [ the Jesus Christ of the Bible] is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ [ the Jesus Christ of the Bible] is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist with “another Jesus and another spirit and another gospel], whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1Jn 4:5 They [ those who know “another Jesus.”] are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
1Jn 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another [ even our enemies]: for love is of God; and every one that loveth [ even his enemy] is born of God, and knoweth God.
1Jn 4:8 H e that loveth not [ his enemy] knoweth not God; for God is love.

Samson’s experience tells us that we cannot be the friend of a harlot and still be the friend of God.

Jas 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Our relationship with the harlot will rob us of any power we might have had with God. Ours is not a call to friendship with the world. It is a call to “come out of her my people.”

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

The ‘heaven’ which is the source of this call to come out of Babylon, comes from the very “temple of God.” Read What And Where Is Heaven.

Also be sure to read our Commentary On the Book of Revelation.

I hope I have shown you that Samson’s Nazarite vow hair represents our faithfulness to our own marriage covenant with Christ and our fidelity to His doctrine. Separation from this connection with Christ deprives us of any spiritual strength.


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