Judges 16 – Samson as A Picture of Jesus Christ

Judges 16:29 “Samson took hold of the two middle pillars that supported the temple and he leaned against them, with his right hand on one and his left hand on the other.”

Did you see the cross when he stretched out his arms? Samson was a type of Christ.

Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” He pushed hard and the temple collapsed on the rulers and all the people in it. He killed many more people in his death than he had killed during his life.

Just as Samson killed more Philistines in his death than his lifetime, Jesus saved and healed more through His death than when He walked on the earth. Let us appreciate His death that brings life through the Holy Communion today.”

– Adrian Ho


Amen, Jesus is the Saviour of all men. (1 Timothy 4:10) By His obedience, all were made righteous. All can enjoy the benefits of salvation (eg forgiveness, healing, preservation, protection, wholeness, intimacy with God, renewal of youth, prosperity in every area of our lives, peace and joy).

‘Philistine’ means ‘roll in the dust’. The accuser of the brethren, also known as Satan, who is the evil side of us that condemns us or produces an evil conscience or makes us guilty and sin-conscious, wants us to roll in the dust. Hence, Jesus came to judge the devil at the cross, removing his weapon of condemnation (which is the law or the ten commandments). At the cross, God condemned sin in the flesh, in the likeness of humankind, so that we need no longer experience condemnation from our own conscience or from the devil. We can rest in the truth that we are one with God, knowing we are accepted in the Beloved, and created in true righteousness and holiness forever.

Further Reading:

Samson: The Names Describe Relationships with Jesus

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