When reviewing Church History unto our present day, it can be clearly seen that God was revealing to Luther (1517 AD / Reformation) the first, of seven principles of the doctrine of Christ (Heb.6:1-3). This study compares them to the seven locks of Samson's hair, before it was cut off (Judges.16:19).This first principle (beginning / rule) was "repentance from dead works, and of faith towards God." Luther preached this truth and rejected the authority of the Pope and the selling of indulgences (temporary pardons) for sin. Luther taught that we have forgiveness of sin only through Christ's blood (Rom.3:24; 5:1, Col.2:14). He taught that theBible is the sole source of Christian truth and denied that the priests had any more power than that of the layman (1Peter.2:5-9).
A. Repentance from dead works and faith towards God(Heb.6:1)
Our works are "dead works" because before being "born again" we were "dead in trespasses and
sin" which makes all our own efforts "dead works" (Eph.2:1, Col.1:23, Heb.9:14, Isa.64:6 /
Heb.9:13, 2Cor.6:17, Lev.5:2). The first lock of hair. This is Justification in the redeeming, (1Cor.6:20, 1Peter.1:18-19 [Num.31:50, Exod.30:12]) sinless blood of Christ our Passover (1Cor.5:7-8, Rom.1:17, Hab.2:4, Eph.2:8-9). This truth had vanished in the spiritual decline of the Church by 350 AD. (Review: IVX, N) This was not an "accidental find", that Luther stumbled across. It was the Sovereign hand of God because the "natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he knowthem, because they are spiritually discerned" (1Cor.2:14 / 1Cor.1:20-29, Rom.8:7).It was the deliberate (purposeful, intentional) hand of God upon Luther proven according to the "blueprint." God's divine nature (1Peter.1:4) cannot be denied(2Tim.2:13). He cannot deny His patterns!
1. This truth compares with the Feast of Passover
Passover was a "beginning of months" (Exod.12:1-2) for the "Church in the wilderness" (Acts.7:38). It was God "calling out" a people for His Name. The "Reformation" was a calling out from the Church of the "dark ages" (the Church of the spiritual decline), the Roman Catholic Church.
2. However men built Denominations around this "present truth"(1Pet.1:12)
Note: During this time Erasmus (1516 AD) had placed the Word of God back into the Greek, eliminating the corruption of Clement, Origen, Eusebius and Jerome from the 2nd. and 3rd. century. (Review: Phase 1) The Catholic Counter-Reformation movement often condemned Erasmus as having "laid the egg that hatched the Reformation."[28a]
Compare the period of time from Wycliffe, Erasmus, Luther and Tyndale with the Church at Sardis, (Rev.3:1-6) and the Parable of the treasure in the field. (Matt.13:44)
When Luther saw that the "Just shall live by faith," it was like Samson being released from the "prison house" of the "dark ages." However Samson's eyes had been "put out" (The people of that era were Bible illiterate. i.e. ignorant, uninformed, untaught. Note: 2Pet.1:9) This caused the Philistines to be confident that Samson (the Reformation) was no threat. This caused the Philistines / religion, to make "sport" (i.e. mocked) Samson / the "Reformation (Judges.16:25, Judges.16:23-25). This is evident in the Council of Trent (1546 AD) when the Roman Catholic Church declared that Jerome's Revised Latin Vulgate was the Word of God, and rejected the Greek Text of Erasmus, and the truth of the of "Just shall live by faith." (Review: Phase.1, Page.2, V-VII)This making sport (or mocking) has continued unto our present day.
Note this recent "mocking" statement by the head of the Roman Catholic Church. (The Church of the spiritual decline and dark ages. "Pope Benedict XVI released the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document...that says other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation." (USA, Oregon Register-Guard INTERNATIONAL Wednesday, July 11, 2007 AD. p.A14)
What they (the Philistines / the Church of the "dark ages") did not realize was that God had purposed to use Samson / His Church in spite of his short comings (Judges.13:1-5, Eph.3:1-12, Heb.6:16, 2Tim.2:13, Num.23:19, Jam.1:17). They failed to see that his hair (his separation unto God, his strength (Num.6:1-12) was growing back!
XI. The Anabaptists (approx.1522-1800's AD?)
The second lock of Samson's hair.This truth was lost to the Church in the 2nd century and replaced (cut off) with infant baptism by the Roman Catholic Church. Infant baptism was practiced by the
Lutheran, Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches. The Anabaptists / The re-baptizers came along approx.
1522-1800's AD? Now the Spirit of God was calling out a people from a people and opening
their understanding (1Cor.2:1-14, Luke.24:44-45, Heb.13:8, John.16:15) to the truth of Water Baptism
by immersion (Matt.28:19, Acts.2:38, 8:37-38; Acts.10:47; 19:5). This was according to the blueprint.
Jesus said, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: (found in the pattern of
God's Word) for they shall be filled" (Matt 5:6). The Spirit of God will "guide" them "into all truth"
The Red Sea was next in the "ensample" (type / pattern / model)
A. The doctrine of Baptisms (Water Baptism)
1. This compares with the "Red Sea" in the blueprint
Moreover, "brethren, would not that ye should be ignorant, (of the "ensample" i.e. type 1Cor.10:11) how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea" (1 Cor 10:1-3). a. Note the faithfulness of God to His pattern ("ensample") There is no variableness, (not double minded) neither shadow of turning" (James 1:17-18) with God. Even "If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself" (2 Tim 2:13). He CANNOT deny His patterns! It is His "divine nature" (2Peter.1:4). When we "hunger and thirst" after God, He will only draw "nigh" /near (Jam.4:8) unto us according to His patterns because this is His "divine nature." This is why Water Baptism was the next restored truth, because it was next in the pattern.
b. The Red sea buried the old life
When we are Water Baptized we are "buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man (i.e. Egypt)  is crucified with Him, (Passover 1Cor.5:7-8) that the body of sin might be destroyed, (the "Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever" Exod.14:13) that henceforth we should not serve sin" (Rom 6:4-7).
2. Denominations that formed around this truth
Out of this restored truth came, the Baptist, Methodist, Evangelicals, Church of God and the Christian Missionary Alliance. (Note: There are many splinter groups that developed also) However God was not finished building according to the pattern. The pattern calls for entering into the land and the building of Solomon's Temple, where the Church in the wilderness would would "move no more." (Gen.12:1; 15:13-21, Deut.12:1-12, 1Chron.17:1-15; 22:1-19, 2Chron.5:1-14, Ezk.10:18, John.2:18-20, Matt.17:1-5; 23:36, 1Cor.6:19-20, Eph.2:20-22).
a. Now there is a division
Two groups (camps) that have developed in the restoration of the Church. (The "called out ones")  There are those that accepted "Justification by faith," and another group / camp, which accept "Justification by faith and Water Baptismbyimmersion." The "Justification by faith camp" fought against the "Justification and Water Baptism camp" just as the Catholic camp fought against Luther.
b. There is still more according to the "ensample"
In the "ensample" (1Cor.10:1-11 /blueprint) Israel was brought out of Egypt, to be brought into the Land (Deut.6:23). The Red Sea was not the end of Israel's journey, and neither is the truth of Water Baptism! There is the "mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus," (Phil.3:1-14) the fulfillment of the Land, to the ultimate purpose, Solomon's Temple (Gen.12:1; 15:1-21, Deut,12:1-12, 1Chron.17:1-15; 22:1-19, 2Chron.5:1-14, Ezk.10:18, Matt.23:36, John.2:18-20, Matt.17:1-5, Eph.1:22-23, Eph.2:20-22).
Note:For the next three centuries(1500's -1800's AD)there were two Bibles. The Roman Catholic Bible which comes from the Revised Latin Vulgate of Jerome's, and the Protestant Bible which comes from the Greek Text of Erasmus. (The Textus Receptus, the text of the Reformation, the text that the restoration of the Church was based on) Review Phase 1
Compare this period of time(1500-1800's AD) with the Church at Philadelphia, (Rev.3:7-13) and the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price. (Matt.13:45-46)
XII. Next: The Pentecostal Movement (approx.1900's-70's?)
This is seen in the Blueprint of the "church in the wilderness"(Acts.7:38). The Law, with
the Tabernacle, Priesthood, and the Offerings (Exod.25-40, Lev.1-27, Note: Exod.6:1-3) was the next
new "present truthin God's Purpose for Israel. Note: Up to this time there was "no law" written
on "tables of stone" (Rom.5:13-14; 7:7-14). In 1906 AD God restored the Church according to this
same Blueprint. Up to this time the focus was on the "present truth" of Justification by faith
(Luther / Deliverance from Egypt) and Water Baptism (Anabaptists / The Red Sea). Now the Spirit of
God was leading (John.16:13) the Church into the realities of "the righteousness of the law,"
(Rom 8:3-4) "written on the fleshly tables of the hearts" (2Cor.3:1-18, Note: v.3, Heb.8:10; 10:15,
Matt.5:17-19). This was the beginning of a new phase of God's plan in the "ensample" (type) and in the reality. Note: This new phase / division / present truth, carried "the Church in the wilderness" until the time of David, who was inspired by God to prepare
A. The doctrine of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Pentecostal move
The third lock of Samson's hair. In the next century, in a place called Azusa St. in the U.S.A.,
there were people that began to hunger and thirsted after righteousness (Matt.5:6, John.7:37-38). God honored their hunger (Matt.5:6, John.7:37) of drawing "nigh" (Jam.4:8) unto Him according to His pattern, His "divine nature" (2Pet.1:4). He poured out His Spirit upon them as He did at Pentecost (Acts.2:1) and restored this truth which included the Gifts of the Spirit and the structure of the Church. (The Body of Christ, the "espoused"/ engaged Bride to be (2Cor.11:3,1Cor.12:1-31).
In 1906 AD a "national and international expansion...resulted from the Azusa Street revival ...at the Apostolic Faith Gospel Mission...312 Azusa Street in Los Angeles...This building on Azusa Street became a great spiritual center that for many years attracted rich and poor, blacks and whites, Anglos and Latinos, as well as many preachers whose own ministry had become staid" (Note: Gal.3:28, Col.3:11, Acts.10:34).
1. This compares with "Mt. Sinai"in the blueprint
The "day of Pentecost" (Acts.2:1) took place 50 days after Passover. (Review: Page.1, V. A-B) in the "upper room" (Acts.1:13; 2:12) at Jerusalem which is compared to "mount Sinai" (Gal.4:25). This is yet another confirmation that the Spirit of God is restoring the Church according to the "ensample" (type ) of the "Church in the wilderness." (Acts.7:38, 1Cor.10:11)
2. Denominations that formed out of this visitation
3. This makes even more divisions as the Church is restored
These divisions in the Church were not the purpose of God, His purpose was that everyone would move on as the Spirit of God moved. The division came by those who rejected the visitation / refreshing (Acts.3:19-24) of God and stayed behind. Paul's prayer was that, "you all speak the same thing, (the Word of God / His patterns) and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind (2Cor.10:5) and in the same judgment" (1 Cor 1:10-11). His plan NEVER included denominations!His plan is to "bring us out" of the bondage of sin (Egypt / Dark Ages) and "bring us in" (Heb.3:7-19; 4:1-11 Review: Page.1, VII) to His ultimate Purpose. (The promised Land and to Solomon's Temple (Heb.4:1-11, Eph.2:20-22).Review: Page.1, III.E
a. To Summarize the divisions of the Reformation
Jesus said He would bring division (Matt.10:34-39, 2Cor.15-17) His presence causes people to reject or except His visitation. Remember: The Church in the wilderness was NOT to stop at Mt. Sinai, (The "Present Truth of the Pentecostal movement) because they had not reached "the place" (Solomon's Temple Deut.12:1-12) where they would be planted and "more no more" (1Chron.17:9).
God was not finished restoring His Church! There have been three locks of Samson's hair restored. (Justification by Faith, Water Baptism and The Holy Spirit Baptism) There remains four more locks.
B. Next: The doctrine of the "Laying on of hands"
The fourth lock of Samson's hair. The "doctrine of laying on of hands" was realized in Canada (1948 AD.)by another group of God's people, that "hungered and thirsted after righteousness" (Matt.5:6). With this came the understanding of the apostolic and prophetic ministries and their vital role in the last day Church. This time has been refered to as the "Latter Rain" movement.
1. It is the "doctrine of Christ" (who is "the same...today")Heb.13:8
Paul (who was taught by Jesus Gal.1:11-12) told Timothy to "Neglect not the gift that is in thee, whichwas given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of hands of the presbytery"(1Tim.4:14). The "Laying on of hands" imparts, (Lev.16:21, Acts.19:6) identifies, (Deut. 34:19, Acts.6:1-7) consecrates, (Num.8:12, Acts.13:3) and sets members in the Body of Christ as it pleases God. (1Cor.12:18, Deut.34:9) It also is used in healing, (Mark.16:8-20) for blessing (Matt.19:15) and in being filled with the Holy Ghost (Acts.19:6). The restoration of this truth, at this time was the Sovereign hand of God because the "natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Cor 2:14 / 1Cor.1:29, Rom.8:7). It was the deliberate, purposeful, intentional hand of God according to the "blueprint", His "divine nature" continuing to work (1Peter.1:4). He cannot "deny Himself." (2Tim.2:13) a. This compares with Israel being set around the Tab. at Mt. Sinai At Sinai (which compares with Jerusalem / Day of Pentecost / Baptism in the Spirit), Israel ("the church in the wilderness" Acts.7:38, 1Cor.10:11) was placed / set around the Tabernacle as it pleased Him (Num.1-4, Note: 1Cor.12:18). This placement determined their traveling order and everyday function and prepared them for the journey that would end at Solomon's Temple (Gen.12:1; 15:1-22, Exod.1-12, Deut.12:1-12, 1Chron.17:1-15; 22:1-19). b. God was restoring His Church back in preparation for His Bride At Pentecost the first century Church was "set" (Review: Page.1, V.A-B) around the "true Tabernacle that the Lord pitched and not man" (1Cor.12:18, Num.1-4, 1Cor.10:1-11, Rom.15:43, Heb.8:1-5; 9:1-26). This placement determined their traveling order and everyday function and prepared them for the journey that would end at the reality (fulfillment) of Solomon's Temple. (i.e. a "holy temple in the Lord"- Eph.2:20-22, 4:11-16; 5:21-31, Gen.12:1; 15:1-22, Exod.1-12, Deut.12:1-12, 1Chron.17:1-15; 22:1-19) This structure / order would be the "present truth" until they came into the land and David's Tabernacle.
2. There have been no denominations formed from this visitation / refreshing
However, out of this restored truth there developed independent Churches, (Church Families, Network of Churches etc.) with Christ as the head (or He should be head) of each of these Churches (Eph.1:22-23, Col.1:18). _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
According to the blueprint our generation is now living in the reality (fulfillment) from Sinai until the time of David's Tabernacle, from 1906-20?? AD.(Review: Phase.2 Page.1) This is why there is no History written yet in our Encyclopedia's or an History book, because we are presently living this portion of the blueprint. Note:Sinai was NOT the end of the journey! God was NOT finished leading Israel. (Deut.6:23) God is a finisher (Luke.14:25-33) Phil.1:6, Eph.5:21-33)!
While this restoration was taking place (i.e. Samson hair being restored Judges.16:22-30 Review: Page.2, IX) the Philistines (i.e. Man's wisdom, intellect flesh, philosophies of man) "mocked" Samson / the Church thinking they had the upper hand. C. There was a new thing / transition that was about to happen!
Since 1906 AD the "present truth"(2Peter.1:12) of Pentecostalism (Sinai) carried the Church for the next 60-70 years (?). This was illustrated in the blueprint by the "Church in the wilderness" after they left Sinai until the time of king David(Num.10:13 - 1Chron.13). When David became king, he ushered in a new present truth.This was the "Tabernacle of David" (1Chron.28:19).
Note: Up to this point the Ark of the Covenant was only available to the high priest once a year, but now it is being made available by king David in time of need.
This was the NEW present truth! (Review: Page.1, I-IX)This would stretch everyone of the the "Sinai / Tabernacle of Moses movement" of David's time, just as it did for the Pentecostal movement. (1906-70's AD approx.?) This NEW present truth was the "Charismatic Movement" This was where God poured out His Spirit on the Denomin- ations of the Church world, making His presence available to those outside of the Pentecostal movement. (i.e. The Sinai movement)
Unfortunately this visitation went the way of all previous moves rather than "coming out from among" (2Cor.6:14-18) the denominations, people stayed and mixed in the Charismatic visitation with the "philosophy...vain deceit and the tradition of men" (Col.2:8) and made the Word of God of "none effect" (Matt.15:6,9). God's intention was to incorporate the truths of Pentecost with the new present truth, not to go backwards and put new wine into old wine skins.
1. In the "ensample" (or the blueprint / model)
David did not ignore or do away with the Tabernacle of Moses, the Offerings or the Priesthood (1Chron.13:3-14; 15:1-29, 1Chron.16:37-43; 23:26, 30). It was still needed. The Spirit of God will NEVER deny the previous truth that has been restored from the Reformation until our present day! God always goes from "glory to glory" (2Cor.3:18). "Line upon line" (Isa.28:9-11). 2. At this time of "refreshing" came the "pattern" of music and worship
David said, "All this (the pattern of worship) the Lord made me understand in writing with His hand upon me" (1Chron.29:18, 2Chron.29:25-27). This pattern for music and worship in the House of God was the standard from David to the Cross (2Chron.5:1; 23:18; 29:25-26; 35:15; Ezra.3:10; Neh.12:36). After the Cross, the apostle Paul confirmed this pattern for the New Testament Church. Paul said he would "sing" (1Cor.14:26, Eph.5:19, Col.3:16). The Strong's Concordance #5567 says, "to sing" is to twitch or twang, i.e. to play on a stringed instrument, (celebrate the divine worship with music and accompanying odes): KJV - make melody, sing (psalms). Note: Rev.5:8; 14:2; 15:2 - Harp / Lyre - a plucked string instrument.
3. Look atthe leading edge of the Church in the last 40+? years
This has NEVER been seen in the Church since the Reformation. This matches the pattern (blueprint). The revelation of Worship did NOT come until king David. The only reference to a song was Moses, (Exod.15:1-21) and Miriam who danced with her timbrel, danced and sang (Exod.15:20-22). There was nothing until David.
XIII. To Summarize: The Reformation until now
Almost five hundred years may seem like a long time to restore the Church, compared to our lifespan of 70 years+ (Psa.90:10). However we must remember that "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years" (2Peter.3:8, Psa.84:10; 90:4),making our lifespan of seventy plus years (Psa.90:10)about two to
three hours before the Lord[28b].No wonder Peter wrote "For all flesh is as grass and all the glory of
man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away" (1Peter.1:24). Don't
be as the "scoffers" in Peter's day, who said, "since the fathers fell asleep, (died) all things continue as
they were from the beginning" (2Peter.3:1-9). They made the mistake of measuring God's "time table"
by themselves (2Cor.10:12) and their father's generation. God's "timetable" is far greater than our
generation or the generations before us.
Seven locks of Samson hair
1. The first lockof Samson's hair
"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God..." (Heb.6:1).
a. Martin Luther / Just shall live by faith 1517 AD From this move of God there developed the Lutheran, Episcopal and Presbyterian denominations. Some out of these Churches, stopped here and did not allow the Spirit of God to lead them into all truth concerning the doctrine of Christ (Heb.6:1-3, John.16:12, 1Cor.2:9-14). b. This compares to all with Israel being set free by the Passover Lamb In the blueprint (pattern, model, sketchy outline), God's purpose was not to stop there, (Gen.12:1; 15:13-21, Exod.1-12, Deut.6:23; 12:1-12, 1Chron.17:1-15; 22:1-19) but to come into the Land promised to Abraham.
c. At my salvation, I am crucified with Christ my "Passover"(1Cor.5:7-8, Exod.12:1-15)
I am not to stop there! God has a purpose for our lives to conform us to the image of Christ, (Rom.8:28-28, Eph.4:11-16) which is foreshadowed by entering the Land and Solomon's Temple.
2. The second lock of Samson hair
Therefore "leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms..." (Water Baptism)
a. The Ana-Baptists (The baptizers by immersion) 1522 - 1800's AD
From this move of God, there developed the Baptists, Evangelicals, Methodist and Christian Missionary Alliance Churches. Some out of these Churches, stopped here and did not allow the Spirit of God to lead them into all truth concerning the doctrine of Christ (Heb.6:1-3, John.16:12, 1Cor.2:9-14). b. This compares with the Red Sea
In the blueprint (pattern, model, sketchy outline), God's purpose was not to stop there, (Gen.12:1; 15:13-21, Exod.1-12, Deut.6:23; 12:1-12, 1Chron.17:1-15; 22:1-19) but to come into the Land promised to Abraham.
c. When I was Water Baptized, I was buried with Christ(Rom.6:1-6) This buried all the old crucified life as the Red Sea did to the Egyptians. This was not the end! There was still more! 3. The third lock of Samson hair
Therefore "leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms..." (Holy Spirit)
a. The Pentecostal Movement1906 AD
From this move of God there developed the Assembly of God Churches, the Pentecostal Holiness, The Four Square Churches. Some have stopped here and not allowed the Spirit of God to lead them into all truth concerning the doctrine of Christ (Heb.6:1-3, John.16:12, 1Cor.2:9-14). b. This compares with Mt. Sinai In the blueprint (pattern, model, sketchy outline), God's purpose was not to stop there, (Gen.12:1; 15:13-21, Exod.1-12, Deut.6:23; 12:1-12, 1Chron.17:1-15; 22:1-19) but to come into the Land promised to Abraham.
c. When we are Baptized in the Holy Ghost
I was resurrected with Christ to walk in newness of life (Rom.6:1-6; 8:1-11). This was still not the end! There is still more!
4. The fourth lock of Samson hair Therefore "leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands...,
a. The Ministries and the laying on of hands / Prophecy / "Latter Rain"Eph.4:11 From this move of God there developed many fellowships, independent local Churches with no Denominational headquarters.
b. This compares with Israel being around the Tabernacle Some have stopped here and not allowed the Spirit of God to lead them into all truth concerning the doctrine of Christ (Heb.6:1-3, John.16:12, 1Cor.2:9-14).
c. This is being placed by God in the Body of Christ(1Cor.12:18)
Note: At the same time the truths of Repentance from dead works and faith towards God, the doctrine of Baptisms (Water Baptism and Holy Spirit Baptism) and the Laying on of hands were being restored, the Church of the (spiritual decline and dark ages, the Lord's of the Philistines) were making "sport" (mocking) God's purpose. (Samson / The Church of the Reformation Judges.16:23-29)
The evidence is in the Council of Trent(1546 AD) and the the introduction of a new Greek Text (1881 AD) to mock the Church of the Reformation. (Review Phase 1)
Unfortunately some of the "reformation" have "mingled themselves with the people of those lands..." (Ezra.9:2) They have not remained separate unto God. They have "turned aside (Judges.14:8) to touch, taste (Col.2:21) and look upon the vain deceit, philosophy and traditions of men." (Col.2:8)
The Church of the "dark ages" failed to recognize this restoration (i.e. Samson's hair of his separation unto God (Num.6:1-6, Col.2:21, 1Cor.6:15-20, 2Cor.6:14-18) was growing back. They failed to recognize that he had been "set...between the pillar...upon which the house of Dagon, (i.e. the god of this world - 2Cor.4:4, 1John.2:16) stood"
(Judges.16:22, Judges.16:26-29). This would eventually bring about their defeat (Gen.3:15, Col.2:15 , Rom.16:20, Rev.4:1-2; 12:1-17).
The Church, like Samson shall fulfill it's destiny and overcome and destroy our adversary (Lucifer, serpent, devil, Satan) when we come to the end of ourselves. (Judges.16:28-31) "So the dead which he (Samson) slew at his death (to himself) were more than they which he slew in his life" (v.30 / Rom.6:1-11) (i.e. When he was alive to himself). The same will be true for the Church. Up to now the restored Church has been like Samson, experiencing a victory here and there, but the affairs of this life entangle and are choking (Matt.13:22) out our spiritual life. (We are like Laodicea - Rev.3:14-22)
Nevertheless God's Purpose was to use Samson in spite of himself. The same is true for the last day Church (Eph.3:1-12).
There still remains three more doctrines in the doctrine of Christ. (Heb.6:1-3)
5. The Resurrection of the dead. The fifth lock of Samson's hair . 6. Eternal Judgment. The sixth lock of Samson's hair and 7. Going on to Perfection. The seventh lock of Samson's hair.
These all have to do with laying down ourselves. Paying the "full price." Taking up our Cross and following Christ. Not my will but thine be done". These are all foreshadowed in the "ensample" (type) of Solomon's Temple.
These remaining steps will be fully explained in Phases 3-12