And the Angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, indeed now you are barren and have born no children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. Now therefore, please be careful not to drink wine or similar drink and not to eat anything unclean. For behold, you shall conceive and bear a son and no razor shall come upon his head for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb and shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines – Judges 13 : 3 – 5.
God knows the exact time to bring our problem to an end. The Angel of the Lord visited her when she did not expect it because we are serving a sovereign God.
So the woman came and told her husband, saying, A Man of God came to me and His countenance was like the countenance of the Angel of God, very awesome, but I did not ask Him where He was from and He did not tell me His name. And He said to me, behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. Now drink no wine or similar drink, nor eat anything unclean, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death – Judges 13 : 6-7.
God’s visitation brings breakthroughs, joy and laughter . The joy that overwhelmed the woman made her not to remember to ask of the Angel’s name.
Then Manoah prayed to the Lord and said, O my Lord, please let the Man of God whom you sent come to us again and teach us what we shall do for the child who will be born. And God listened to the voice of Manoah and the Angel of God came to the woman again as she was sitting in the field, but Manoah her husband was not with her. Then the woman ran in haste and told her husband and said to him, look the Man who came to me the other day has just now appeared to me. So Manoah arose and followed his wife. When he came to the Man, he said to Him, are You the Man who spoke to this woman? And He said, I am – Judges 13 : 8 – 11.
At times when we pray, we think that God don’t answer or hear our prayer. God cannot lie. He said, ”Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me and I will listen to you” – Jeremiah 29 : 12. Also He said, ”Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” – Jeremiah 33 : 3.
Anytime we call upon God, He will always answer. God did not say because He has sent His Angel first time, so He will not send Him again because He cannot break His word. Even when we dream and we cannot remember the dream or understand the dream and we pray so that He can rewind the dream to us again, He will not hesistate to do it and when we ask for the understanding of any dream, He is ever ready to reveal to us the meaning of our dreams. The problem is that we feel too intelligent to ask from Him anything no matter how small it might be.
Manoah said, now let Your words come to pass. What will be the boy’s rule of life and his work? So the Angel of the Lord said to Manoah, of all that I said to the woman let her be careful. She may not eat anything that comes from the vine, nor may she drink wine or similar drink, nor eat anything unclean. All that I commanded her let her observe – Judges 13 : 12 – 14.
Then Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, please let us detain You and we will prepare a young goat for You. And the Angel of the Lord said to Manoah, though you detain Me, I will not eat your food. But if you offer a burnt offering, you must offer it to the Lord. (For Manoah did not know He was the Angel of the Lord). Then Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, what is Your name, that when Your words come to pass we may honor You? And the Angel of the Lord said to him, why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful – Judges 13 : 15 – 18.
At times when God send helpers to us, after the person has fulfil what God want him to come and do in our life, we will not allow the person to leave us. We have to show appreciation, yes but with wisdom because it is not our intelligent that brought the person into our life but rather God and as such more thanks should be given to God.
Almighty Father, I thank You for the opportunity You gave me to know You. Everyday in my life continue to strengthen me so that I will be fully submissive to Your instructions and so that I can fully depend on You in every area of my life in Jesus name.