Gospel Film maker and televangelist, Evang. Mike Bamiloye has likened “marrying someone who doesn’t know God” to marrying one of the devil’s offspring. He shared this using a picture of a groom whose head was buried in a cake while the bride was standing upright. According to Mike Bamiloye who used the story of Samson in the bible to buttress his message,
He said, “Even when Samson succeeded in killing the Lion and eating honey inside the Lion, ….thinking he could marry the Lady of the Philistines without any consequence, HE NEVER ENJOYED THAT MARRIAGE”
He however encouraged single brothers and sisters never to yoke themselves or be yoked in marriage with someone whose relationship with God is not strong and well defined.
“GOING DOWN INTO THE DEVIL’S VINEYARD”
Judges 14:5 KJV: Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. But the major news in this story was that, when he got into the Vineyards of Timnath, where he had gone to take his wife, “a young lion roared against him”. THAT IS VERY INDICATIVE.
How come a lion was the one guiding or found around the Lady Samson would attempt to marry in Timnath?
Every lady in the camp of the enemy is usually guided by a lion. By the way, what did that Lion mean to Samson? It was a young lion, not the big fiery one. A young lion, cub of the Big Lion Himself. WHEN A CHILD OF GOD DECIDED TO GET MARRIED TO A LADY WHO DOES NOT KNOW THE LORD FULLY AS HER FATHER,….THAT CHILD OF GOD HAS GONE “DOWN INTO THE DEVIL’S VINEYARD” TO MARRY THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER.
And behind or beside…or around every Lady, daughter of the Devil, is a roaring, devouring and deadly lion which guide every Daughter of the Devil. Even when Samson succeeded in killing the Lion and eating honey inside the Lion, ….thinking he could marry the Lady of the Philistines without any consequence, HE NEVER ENJOYED THAT MARRIAGE….The marriage never lasted in peace and joy.
Are you familiar with the Tragic ending of Samson, the anointed deliverer of God who was chosen from inside the womb to save the nation of Israel? He never got it right in MARRIAGE till he died, because he got it wrong from the beginning. He laid the foundation of his marriage with a wrong lady, a Philistine wife, despite the warning of his parents. He had the anointing of the Lord upon his life, he did fought for the Lord and troubled the land of Philistines; but he died out the plans of God Prematurely.
Judges 16:30-31 KJV
 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.
 Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the buryingplace of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years.
When most of the kings and judges in Israel were living fully and serving the Lord and the land till fulness of their time, for about forty years, Samson judged Israel for half of the term: Twenty Years. He never ended well, He died with the enemies of God: He laid amidst the crumbles that buried the Philistines lord’s and people. He laid dead with the enemies of God. He married in their midst and died in their midst.
THERE IS NO WAY A CHILD OF GOD, MAN OR WOMAN, CAN ENJOY HIS MARRIAGE AND MINISTRY, MARRYING A CHILD OF THE DEVIL, WHO HAD NOT HAD A PERSONAL INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD GOD, HIS OR HER FATHER.
Even if you think you have KILLED THE LION of that Vineyard, and you are now eating the Honey from the Eater, yet, it remains “you have gone down” into a wrong Vineyard to pick a future partner for yourself. he Ministry the Lord had called you to fulfill may not be fully filled to the fullest. You may serve the Lord and deliver the people, but you may not succeed to the fullness of your calling and ministry, just like Samson did his job HALF-WAY. They Joy and Satisfaction may not be full.
WHAT THEN, IS MY COUNSEL FOR THE YOUNG MAN AND LADY WHO HAS A CALL UPON THEIR LIVES?
On no account must you “Go Down into the Vineyard of Timnath” to pick a partner for yourself, and never let a man whose relationship with God is not strong and well defined “Come Up” to pick you, from “down” in the Vineyard of Timnath”.
You may feel you are eating the “Honey from the Lion”, but yet, you may still discover “There are some things Bitter than Honey inside a carcass Deadlier than the Lion”
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI