Greetings to the Father, Angels and saints in Christ. The law of fatal attraction shows us that love (maybe lust) can be a destructive force. We spoke previously of Samson and his wives. Samson means “like the sun” (blueletter bible.com). He was bright, brilliant and beautiful and somehow managed to marry two women who were not at all interested in his success, but rather his failure. Both his wives sided with his enemies with his destruction in mind. The first did so fearing for loss of her life if she did not, while Delilah did so to earn the great wealth that he did not appear to have given to her. He lost both women and in the end, his life.

Delilah, his second wife, was a weak woman whose major attraction for Samson was physical in nature. She carefully used her feminine wiles to seduce him into telling her the source of his strength. We spoke previously of her on Wednesday May 2nd, 2007 and it would do well for us to revisit this post. Samson played around with her enticements to his detriment – big time detriment. We can’t afford to play around with the enticers. Proverbs 1: 10 says, “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not”. I therefore earnestly entreat men of God everywhere to put on the armor of God and to flee from the devil when satan presents attractions in the forms of Delilahs.

We also spoke previously of Amnon and Tamar, learning that Amnon loved (rather lusted after) Tamar. This caused him to become filled with a consuming passion for her that led to her rape. Since this was a spirit of lust, he no longer desired the object of his attention once his lust was fulfilled and he put her out of his life, shutting the door behind him. This passion ended in his murder by his brother Absalom, separation of the family since David did not speak to Absalom for years after the event, mutiny as Absalom rose up in bitterness against his father, David fleeing for his life and eventually Absalom’s death for his mutiny.

All of these events were initiated by David’s lust with Bathsheba which gave permission for the spirits of lust, betrayal and murder to enter his family. There are the serious outcomes of fatal attraction. The fruits are bitter and not sweet. If you have been caught in its trap, you need deliverance by the Spirit of God, for the anointing is able to destroy the yokes (Isa 10: 27). Yes, there is hope, life and healing for those bound in the prison of a fatal attraction. You know that this will end in the death of your ministry and future, so seek deliverance. God is faithful and just to forgive and to cleanse from all unrighteousness. If there are generational curses, the same power of God that can heal the sick can be applied to the root of the generational tree and root out and pull up the sickness to end the demonic power in the family line.

I will end for today with Solomon and his strange wives. 1 Kings 11: 1 says, “But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites”. Why did 1 kings 11 start with the word “but?” It did so because 1 Kings 3 – 10 describes the major events in his life that seemed to point to a brilliant end. For example, in chap 2, his father made him king by his last will and testament. In chap 3, he loved the Lord and the Lord appeared to him in a dream in which Solomon asked for wisdom and so pleased the Lord that he was promised wealth and honor and outstanding success.

Chapter 4 shows his wealth and the extent of his wisdom. In chapter 5 and 6 respectively, he built the house of the Lord and his own house with great splendour. Chapters 8 and 9 reveal him as an intercessor and a man with whom the Lord talked. Chapter 10 reveals his wisdom and greatness of his wealth. In spite of all of this, 1 Kings 11: 3b says that those same strange wives that he loved “turned away his heart”, causing him by their influence to serve other gods and to do ev il in the sight of the Lord his God. This warns of the influence of strange women – strange to the ways of the Lord, who do not love or know him (they can be in the church too).

1 Kings 11 is a sad epilogue in the life of Solomon. He came out from divine covering to serve demons and God caused his enemies to rise up against him. Since God could no longer trust him to lead the people of Israel into truth, He had to divide the kingdom. Solomon’s son got one tribe (one tribe!) His disobedience lost his son a major inheritance as a king – king ruling over one tribe of Israel! That is a shame. Men of God, you cannot afford to lose your divine covering and favor by marrying strange women or even by “playing around” as we say in the Caribbean. You have to walk on a thin line. The enemy does not care for your soul and will use any strange woman to destroy you if make room for the opportunity.

Solomon wrote the proverbs, books of such wisdom and instruction. What could have gone so drastically wrong that he forgot his own instructions in his old age? Was he suffering from spiritual amnesia? Strange wives caused him to forget his God. Can you imagine that? Let us be warned by the life of Solomon. Somehow I feel that I am speaking to men of God, who are chief targets of the enemy and terribly susceptible to his attacks through women. I pray for your covering and protection and pray that I will present you one day before His throne with exceeding joy.

As I watch for your souls, I pray that you too will be on the alert, knowing that He is able to keep you from falling. Blessings.

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