I Samuel 5:4
“And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of this hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.”
In 1 Samuel 4 and 5 we read the account of the ark of the Lord being taken by the Philistine army. They took the ark and brought it up to Ashdod and placed it in the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon their god. But when they arose early the next morning Dagon was fallen upon his face. They pick him up and placed him back in his place again. The next morning they rose up early and found Dagon fallen to the ground again before the ark of the Lord but this time with his head and both the palms of his hands cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left.
The scripture tells us that the Philistines took the ark of the Lord to Ashdod. Ashdod means to ravish. They took the ark of the Lord to Ashdod so that they could ravish what belonged to the people of God and they placed the ark in a secret place until they were ready to ravish it. However, when they rose up on the second morning (the first was a warning) Dagon’s head and palms were cut off. The head represents the authority and the palms represent its ability to bind and take. God let it be known to Israel enemies that they could not hold, bind or ravish what belonged to them.
The devil may have taken something that belonged to you and placed it in his secret place, and he may be ravishing through what is yours right now. Don’t fret because the same way God cut off the head and palms of the Philistine’s god He has cut off the head and palms of satan for us. Through the blood of Jesus Christ, the devil’s head and palms has been cut off he no longer has any authority or right to bind us and no ability to take what belongs to us.
Jesus has given us the keys to the kingdom and the power and authority is in our hands to bind and loose what belongs to us. Matthew 16:19 says, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” We can bind those things that the devil uses to block and stop us and loose those things that belong to us. The hand that binds is the hand that takes.