“Now the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. 2 Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it to the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon. 3 When the Ashdodites arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and set him in his place again. 4 But when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off on the threshold; only the trunk of Dagon was left to him. 1 Samuel 5:1-4
What a mighty God we serve. Let me say it again, louder What a Mighty God we serve. O, I was so blessed, so amazingly blessed last night at my church, by the sharing from our International Mission Team that just came back from a short term Missions trip to India. The people they met, the things they saw, the people they prayed with and touched and cared for. O, the power of Our Precious, Holy, Loving and awesome God. They declared their own weakness and troubles they encountered. But they shared how God was truly present and meeting every need as it arose. O, the Power, Majesty and strength of Our Almighty God.
One of the slides that was shown in our church worship service a few weeks ago, depicted a 100 foot tall idol of a false god. I was grieved literally, to my deepest core, at the suffering caused by this weak and powerless piece of plaster, concrete, or whatever it was. My heart breaks when I think of all those beautiful people, bowing to something that can do nothing; while I know the power of a Mighty God who can do all things. Truly nothing is impossible with God. He has come with Love and Power to save us from our sins, from our idols through the death, burial and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.
When the Philistines had conquered the people of Israel in battle, they thought they had defeated the One True God as well. They brought The Holy Ark of God and placed it beside their false god, Dagon. But God, O I want to shout it…But God will not give His glory to another. Amen and Hallelujah. God forced that idol to fall before Him and worship. God cut off the head and hands of this false, powerless, lifeless thing. And He is doing it again. God causes our idols to bow before Him, as well. So bring out those worthless, weak things in your life and lay them before our Powerful Jesus Christ. Watch those chains be broken, see those bonds fall off. Experience the power of the One true God. Come to His Son Jesus, today and believe in Him as Your Savior. Let Him wash you clean from harm, sin and wrong. Let Him break those heavy chains you wear. Let Him set you free to be who you were created to be. Holy Spirit, send laborers into the field. For truly the Harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
Lord, send us! If it be Thy Holy Will, send us!