Definition of Folly and Error from The New Webster’s Dictionary: Folly – Behavior arising from stupidity// a foolish act// a lapse from moral rectitude.
Error – Departure from truth in a statement or in belief// a mistake.
I was given what seemed like one of the most difficult assignments ever which took me to the place where it all began, the experience of divine deliverance but I really did not want anyone to know where the LORD had brought me from but soon I learned the hard way that it is not wise to kick against what Yahweh is bringing to the light. My autobiography entitled From the Cage to the Palace was birthed and in the process I had made an error in the front of the book, O the folly of error – A typo which changed the entire meaning of the word. Yes, I agonized a bit over this but knew it was of utmost importance to pull the book off the shelves and make the vital corrections.
The Word spoke from the book of Judges 16 beginning from (1)”Now Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there, and went in to her.” (2)”When the Gazites were told, “Samson has come here!” they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. They were quiet all night, saying, “In the morning, when it is day light, we will kill him.” Bear in mind Samson knew he had great strength and so he was very confident. The Word continued (3)”And Samson lay low till midnight, then he arose at midnight, took hold of the doors of the gate of the city and the two gateposts, pulled them up, bar and all, put them to the top of the hill that faces Hebron.” Take note here of Samson’s behavior after escaping from the harlot’s house. Let’s read verse (4)”Afterward it happened that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. Now Delilah must have been beautifully adorned but apparently she did not have a good character and it was evident she did not love Samson however, he sure did love her even though she conspired against him. (5)”And the lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, “Entice him, and find out where his great strength lies, and by what means we may over power him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and every one of us will give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.” Delilah was a very deceptive woman; here is what she said to Samson (6)”So Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me where your great strength lies, and with what you may be bound to afflict you.” O the folly of error! Samson knew that the source of his strength was never to be revealed to anyone yet he flirted and played with his Anointing without seeing his folly or even recognizing the eminent danger he faced. Samson actually loved being in Delilah’s lap more than using his strength to do what God had purposed for him to do and it led to his early demise.
Delilah used her deceptive charm on Samson read exactly what she said to him from Exodus chapter 16; (15)”Then she said to him, “How can you say, “I love you, ‘when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and have not told me where your great strength lies.” (16)”And it came to pass, when she pestered him daily with her words and pressed him, so that his soul was vexed to death.” O the folly of error! (17)”that he told her all his heart, and said to her, “No razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazarite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.”
Man and Woman of Yahweh as we embark upon a New Year 2015 be it known to you (me too) the folly of error` if it has been ignored or swept under the rug so to speak will uncovered. The time has come for the Church to take a stand and be the Church. Samson was Specially Anointed for a Specific work and he was given instructions pertaining to the woman he was to marry and he was warned about the heathen women but Samson willfully married one of those women while he pursued several others. He then went on to presumptuously tell the secret of his strength to one of those women. The error of his folly caused his death.
Wherever you are on your journey (me too) pause for a moment to examine yourself, are you willing to admit to the folly of your error? Are you being obedient to carefully adhere to all of the instructions Yahweh has given to you to carry out the work of the Ministry? Have you willfully changed some of His instructions and are you doing it your way instead? As agonizing as it was, I had made an error and have made errors in some of my books if not all of them but this time I came face to face with the sobering truth, I could no longer leave those errors there because the messages in the books would not be as effective and as bad as I felt about it was not going to change it. Humbly I confessed the folly of my errors and began pulling the books to make the necessary corrections. So, it is you (me too) must confess to Yahweh and repent of the folly of error many souls could be saved in you doing this and you will escape from producing the fruit of the folly of error!