Groundtext Articles Part 5 - The Breastplate of Samson June 06, 2007
Learn about the stones that God wants to plant in us as the spiritual meaning of the Breatpleat of judgement worn by the highpriests. Learn how through the obstacles in our lives God is planting these stones into us.
In many ways the lives of Samson and Elijah look like each other. They were both the target of women who wanted to destroy them. The women didn’t grant them any rest. When we are under the Samson Anointing, the Delilah spirit will not leave us alone. What is the purpose of that ? Samson had an important task. He had to destroy the temple of the Philistines. Samson was the judge of Israel, taking care of the tribes. Yes, he was some sort of highpriest, some sort of mediator between God and the tribes. In spirit he wore the breastplate of judgement with it’s oracular stones. God had prepared him for this task. He was a nazirite from birth. We see in Gods Word that highpriests wore the breastplate of judgement literally as a memorial. They had twelve stones on it, surrounded by gold, and by the Urim and the Thummim they could ‘read’ the stones like an oracle. The Urim and Thummim were two unknown stones hanging in a bag under the breastplate. They were able to catch the light and reflect it at the twelve stones to let them display Gods messages. Urim means literally : lights, and Thummim : perfections. Of course this had a spiritual meaning. We all have to become highpriests before the Lord, when we want to follow Him completely, as He is our highpriest. Through the obstacles in our lives God is planting these stones into us. This is how we can communicate with Him.

When we watch Samsons life prophetically, we can take notice of the different stones God planted in him. One of the basical stones in his life was of course the stone of the nazirite’s path, the odem, which is the sardius, the red stone. The Hebrew root word of this stone of the tribe of Ruben is ‘adam’, which means to be rubbed red, to be dyed red, to grow red and to be red. The nazirite path was a path of isolation and ascetism, the path of the cross, directing to the blood of Christ, the redness. When we have part in His suffering, we will be washed by his blood, and being covered and armoured by it. As Christ had been betrayed by Judas, Samson got betrayed by women. There are many similarities in the lives of Samson and Christ as well. Samson came into the hands of the Philistines who tormented him and made a slave of him. In this sense Samson gave his life for the tribes. Another stone was the stone of Benjamin, the jasper, or in Hebrew : the yashapheh, which means to polish and be smooth. Samson got initiated in higher priesthood than ever, by his suffering. He lost his strength and became like wax in the hands of the Philistines, but God used it to mold him. The prices to have such oracular stones in your life are high. Samson paid the full price for it. The stone of Asher was the shabuw, meaning to take or be taken captive. It was the price Samson had to pay. Delilah betrayed him and the Philistines bound him to lead him away. But in spirit God was taking them captive, as He had higher plans. He would use Samson in his captivity to destroy the temple of the Philistines. Samson lost his eyes, but he got these precious stones. The stone of Levi was the karbunkel, or in Hebrew : the Bareqeth, which means in it’s root : noise of thunder. He got mocked by the Philistines, and they used him as a tool of entertainment. He became a slave of the mill, but God raised him up in higher sense, the inner brightness, or lightening, another translation of the root of Bareqeth (Barak). The Bareqeth Stone is one of the sword of victory, and as Samsons hair was growing again, this sword came to him in the spirit by which he would slay more Philistines than ever. God would raise Samson as a type of Christ. The noise of the Philistines was breaking him, but God raised him and brought him to the pillars on which the temple of the Philistines rested. Samson had been broken by this all, but now God would grant him the power to break the yoke, and to break the enemy. This is another meaning of the Shabuw-Stone of the tribe of Asher. It is the breaker-stone.

When we get attacked by the Delilah spirit we can rejoice in it, as it is bringing us the stones of the breastplate. It will help us to connect to God and being a perfect mediator. The stones lead us to the feet of Christ where we can be like Mary. The feet of Christ are like the brazen altar, crashing the enemies, and using them as a footstool. This is the place of deliverance. We pray in these days that God will restore his brazen altar. In Hebrew roots this is the stairway of ascension, and oracular practice of interpretation. It is directing to the multiple character of God, the chameleon anointing. It is actually bringing us heavenly flexibility and creativity. When coming closer to the brazen altar to sacrifice our lives and become highpriests know that the meaning of the roots of it in Hebrew is : fetters and chains as in ringing bells. We have to become servants of God, but first we will become like stone, which is the Mary anointing, or Lizard anointing. We aren’t called for service, but to sit at Jesus’ feet. He is the one who needs to work through us, through His Spirit, so first we need to become deaf to the world, unmovable to the world. First we need to become silent, and God uses the noises around us to let us search and long for this silence. The brasen is actually the lust of the Lord. Noise hurts, noise enslaves, and the root of ‘pain’ in Hebrew is actually ‘to dance’. Sound is programming us, and God wants to call us into His silence, finally to be driven by His Spirit. Noise is a cross leading us to that purpose. Noise is a thief, a kidnapper, bringing much pain, but actually we are just ‘entering’, coming closer to God.

There is another stone, the stone of the Naftali-Tribe, the diamond, or in Hebrew : the yalahom, which means : to strike, to hammer and to overcome, in it’s roots. It is actually the stone of Noach, but we can see it also in the life of Samson. Samson was the seed for the new temple to be build.