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The fall of evil.
In 1 Samuel chapter five: we are told that during battle with Israel, the Philistines had captured the ark of God, ( which represented the very presence of God to Israel), and carried it away to the temple of Dagon, their false God. When they arose in the morning they found that Dagon had fallen on his face before the ark of the Lord. Why of course, how could that which is false and evil, stand before that which is true and holy? Worshippers of Dagon restored their god to its' former place in the temple, and again on the morrow, the idol 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 upon the threshold, only the stump of Dagon was left of him.
"Therefore, neither the priest of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day. But the hand of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coast thereof. and when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said: the ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us; for his hand is sore upon us and upon Dagon our God." 1 Samuel 5: 5-7.
Just as the wickedness and sin of the world is an abomination and grievous to the true born again children of God, so likewise, the things of God are an abomination and grievous to the evil doers of the world and worshipers of devils. God in the midst of an unregenerate world, or even in the life of an unsaved individual, means nothing but guilty consciences, the wrath of God laying heavily upon him , and anguish. This is why God is expelled from government, politics, public schools, and every public event. Those who are guilty of denying God cannot endure anything that reminds them of the presence and power of God.
We see, however, the things of God triumphant in the end, and always victorious over evil. As Dagon was destroyed, so shall all that is evil be destroyed by the almighty power of the Lord Jesus Christ.