In Exodus we read of the Lord's judgment against Egypt. At Passover the most important judgment took place. It was a judgment against the people of Egypt and against their gods; their idols. It also took place overnight.
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. Exodus 12:12
The Passover is a time that speaks of redemption and judgment. This passage refers to a judgment the Lord carries out at Passover. The first time was at the time of Moses. This instance set the pattern.
The episode with the ark in 1 Samuel concludes with the ark returning to Israel.
And they of Bethshemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley: and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it. (1 Samuel 6:13)
We know that the wheat harvest takes place about the time of Pentecost, 50 days after Passover, so the time the ark entered Dagon's temple may well have been at or near about the Passover.
The next time is during His first coming, at the Passover when Jesus was crucified. The prince of this world is judged at that point.
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. (John 12:31) It corresponds to Dagon's first falling.
The Next time to come will be the fulfillment of Passover that takes place at the second coming.
This will be the final judgment of the prince of this world, when Satan is stripped of his power [hands] and authority [head]. [If you think I'm hinting at a connection between Passover and the Second Coming, you're right.]
This corresponds to Dagon's second falling over, and losing his head and hands.
After Jesus rose from the dead, we find in Matthew:
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18)
But elsewhere we read:
But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? (Hebrews 1:13)
This is a reference to Psalm 110.
The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Psalms 110:1
Back in Hebrews it says:
Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
That is to day even though Satan has fallen he still has power and authority in this world.
How can this be if all power is given unto Jesus? This is because Jesus does not yet exercise this power. But in Revelation chapter 11 we read of a time when He will exercise this power. It comes just after the resurrection of the two witnesses and the sounding of the seventh trumpet.
And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. (Revelation 11:16-17)
At this time, our proclamation of Our God Reigns takes on a whole new meaning.
F. So the ark stayed overnight in Dagon's temple a second time, and Dagon fell again, this time losing his head and hands. And this points to a second confrontation between Jesus and Satan, after a dark night of judgment, when Satan will lose all power and authority.
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