Will YOU believe it?
Barren....maybe depressed, ...never to bear a child.
How many know that feeling?
But how many have an encounter with the Angel of the Lord?
The angel of the Lord appeared to Manoah’s wife and said, “You have not been able to have children, but you will become pregnant and give birth to a son. Be careful not to drink wine or beer or eat anything that is unclean, because you will become pregnant and have a son.
Whoa! Did she wonder what just happened! Can you imagine her shock and awe!
Apparently the Angel looked magnificent!
She knew it was not just a man!
I would have loved to seen the look on her husbands face when she ran to tell him!
Then Manoah’s wife went to him and told him what had happened. She said, “A man from God came to me. He looked like an angel from God; his appearance was frightening.
I didn’t ask him where he was from, and he didn’t tell me his name. But he said to me, ‘You will become pregnant and will have a son. Don’t drink wine or beer or eat anything that is unclean, because the boy will be a Nazirite to God from his birth until the day of his death.’ ” (Judges 13:6, 7 NCV)
You know, she's just going about her daily business, not expecting God to do something miraculous, and here He comes!
Out of the blue He tells her that her dreams are about to come true. But her husband was a little overwhelmed when she told him!
The woman ran quickly to her husband and told him, "The man who came to me today has just come back!" (Judges 13:10 HCSB)
So Manoah got up and followed his wife. When he came to the man, he asked, "Are You the man who spoke to my wife?"
"I am," He said. ( Judges13:11)
This answered his questions about WHO He was, He was the "I Am" !!! Thee GREAT I AM'!
But Manoah was still doubtful!
"Let's talk some more, eat supper with us"
The Angel of the Lord said to him, "If I stay, I won't eat your food. But if you want to prepare a burnt offering, offer it to the Lord." For Manoah did not know He was the Angel of the Lord. (Judges 13:16 HCSB)
He didn't understand!
He couldn't understand!
And he wouldn't understand the answer that HE gives when he asks Him His name!
Why do you ask my name!
Its too wonderful for you to know!
It's too much for you Manoah! But I will tell you this....it is WONDERFUL!
Manoah you just witnessed a miracle, now accept it! God isn't going to tell you every little thing about Himself!
It should give all of us hope if we're barren!
Childless perhaps, but maybe barren in what you desire!
Maybe you're lacking in some area that you want to be fruitful in!
Maybe you're just going about your daily business and God is going to come to you and tell you, your dreams are about to come true!
Would you believe it?
WILL you believe it?
The woman gave birth to a son. They named him Samson. The boy grew and God blessed him. The Spirit of God began working in him while he was staying at a Danite camp between Zorah and Eshtaol. (Judges 13:24 MSG)
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