Some of you have taught that, as a leader, you should never reveal any weaknesses to. You should know all the answers and be the one that God speaks to. Also, if God is. He has called you to do. Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the.
Your life and your ministry is in His hands. This is not a call to relaxation but a call to confidence in the Lord Jesus for He is the one that empowers and sends.
In his third appeal, as Absalom stands before God, he might realize that he is without excuse and. He was a pitiful. Then the hands of all who are with you will be strong. This reason for rebellion and the next are the two most evil sources of rebellion. Contempt refers to something or someone that is despised, dishonored, or disgraced. Someone who is looked upon with contempt is viewed as vile evil, low, bad, detestable or worthless. To bring it down to everyday life, the one you roll your eyes at is the one you view with contempt. Christians will never admit to hating someone, but their actions show that they have contempt for their leader.
Board president, your supervisor on your job, your parents, or your pastor. All of this is part of the spirit of Absalom. Someone will see your actions and will be. By your actions, you have brought not only yourself. As Absalom continues to stand before God, realizing that he is without excuse and letting his true. I wanted to see him. He was a pitiful excuse for a king. He did nothing about my sister. And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: Then I will bring back all the people to you.
This is probably the most evil source of rebellion. This rebellion has no excuse. This is the spirit of. Yes, he could claim past injustices but he too had done wrong. He had murdered his. Somewhere in all of this, Absalom lost sight of what HE had done and set. How often do we see ministers who have been saved and blessed. This type of rebellion will be brutally judged by God. Finally, as Absalom stands before God, this might be his final excuse, now that he realizes that. I felt that something had to be done! And David mourned for his son every day.
He was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead. Amnon had sinned a sin with a death penalty but. David did not carry it out. Absalom did carry it out and David now felt at peace about the whole. This source of rebellion does not always stem from the type of evil desires and intents as the. This source is rooted in a lack of. The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelt in the land. Please separate from me.
And they separated from each other. This move represents one of the stupidest mistakes ever made. Lot had prospered but only because of Abraham. This prosperity between the both of them caused strife but Abraham, understanding the will of God, was willing to do whatever needed to be done to put down the rebellion. The rebellion was among the hired hands. Abraham fully understands that this was something that he could fix and that he would fix it. Lot obviously did not have the same mind.
Lot, in his carnal mind, looked up and chose the prosperous ground, which led to the wicked city of Sodom. Would God be so unfair as to require this of me when I did not understand the will of God? The answer is clearly stated in Ephesians 5: Here is another real example and has been repeated in various forms throughout the years in the church. Brother Jack is a faithful member of a local church. He has been a member a number of years and has grown up to a point. Now, however, the growing has basically stopped. He visits other churches when his church is not having service and has become exposed to all types of wonders that are expanding his soul.
The more he sees, the more frustrated he becomes with his home church. God sent him to his home church and God has let him know that soon but not yet He will move him on. Brother Jack is spreading seeds of rebellion through his actions. Even if you have the most dynamic ministry going, the people belong to God and He will place them where they will best benefit His kingdom.
The seeds of rebellion are deceitful, elusive, and sly.
We must not be unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is! God does not like rebellion and He deals with it harshly. For Joab held back the people. In concluding the history of Absalom, he brought the rebellious country into battle against King David. Many were killed in the battle as part of the judgment against rebellion. After the battle began to be lost, Absalom fled and got his magnificent head of hair caught in a tree that he rode under. Notice one key point in verse 17, when the cause of the rebellion was eliminated, the rebellion ceased.
Once Absalom was killed, the people of God went home and the rebellion stopped. To eliminate it, the source of the rebellion must have a heart transformation or they must be moved out of the picture. Are you viewed as a source of rebellion, a ringleader in a cause to stir up something? Are you afraid that you may be the reason others have turned from the one s in authority over them? I urge you to quickly repent and work to fix what you have done before God begins to move you out of the picture! Korah was of the tribe of. He was already privileged to be a part of the priesthood and, with that, came the unique.
When Korah and his crew presented their rebellion to. Moses, he reminded them of what they already had. And are you seeking the priesthood also? While on this topic, we must never lose sight of what we already have. Korah and his crew were not finished in their evil ways.
Rebellion often brings with it an ugly. Look at how those who were in the rebellion with Korah responded when. Moses called for them to come to the tabernacle. Will you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up! Look at the attitude of the people of God. Because they are so deceived in the rebellion, they refuse to listen to what Moses says. They see Moses as an opportunist he was using them?
They see this because they are blinded by their rebellion and the ugliness of their attitude has begun to come out. This kind of spirit invites the judgment of God on the life of the rebel. This ugly attitude compounds the judgment because they turned meek Moses into an angry man who prayed against them.
I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
Unfortunately, the conclusion is worse than with Absalom. The whole earth opened beneath them and swallowed them up and even those that rebelled with them were devoured by the fire of The Lord Numbers Everyone involved in this rebellion was eliminated unlike with Absalom where only the rebel. In concluding this section, here are some additional Scriptures to. Some of them deserve a study of their own. LORD hath spoken it. I have asked the Lord this before and He was faithful and just to give me a ready. How do I fight it?
How do I keep my spirit right? The Bible warnings are so. On top of that, there are things that I will run into in my. Christian life that I will not like. What shall I do? I must have the victory over this in my life! These are remedies that He impressed upon my spirit to share. O how many pastors could live longer and do more work for Christ if they had only a handful of members who would do as they were told without days of interrogation and questions.
This is the root of rebellion. When you can boldly say that you will do something without any intention of doing that, you are on. Sometimes the will of God can. You put out a.
(Joshua , NIV) REBELLION—KEY TO A SINGLE-HEARTED LOVE FOR CHRIST Rebellion is no small issue to our holy God. In fact, God equates acts of . Read Rebellion to Restoration - God's Love at Work - Week of It is motivated by pride and is held in place in one's heart by fear of lack. (bad) fruit to God's Fruit of the Spirit known as patience (Gal ). . Patience is Key.
First, was it necessary to rush across the plain and rush through the doors? God knows exactly the timing of everything so He does not rush you into hasty decisions. God may have spoken to you but wait until He shows you the open door. Pray that the how to do and when to do will come also. See even the son of Saul Ishbosheth, that was king over most of Israel was not supposed to be king and not anointed to be so.
However, Ishbosheth was the king whether he was supposed to be or not. Because he was the king, David executed judgement upon those that had, by subtlety, taken his life. The point is that the position is also important even if the anointing is not there. Ishbosheth did not have the anointing oil poured over his head like his father, Saul. But he was still the king. If you know the Lord is calling you to leave a church for whatever reason and you have confirmation then ensure you leave respectfully and with the Pastors blessing whenever possible.
See even when Paul spoke to the High Priest disrespectfully, he even apologized for his behavior and they were out to kill him. As we prepare our garments for the coming of the rapture let us self evaluate ourselves that we may not be in rebellion. Until I learned the importance of a covering and started to respect the anointing of the office of those over me and to willingly obey, it was only then that my ministry started to truly flourish and bring spiritual growth. Yes, I give you this study not based on a theoretical understanding of the topic, but more based on the fact that I have been one of those rebellious ones.
However, God has blessed me for He opened my eyes and enabled me to repent. Especially coming from my back ground of bikie gangs, drug dealing etc. It is as though I have spent the last 16 years renewing my mind with the word of God for me to truly submit to my spiritual leaders. I believe that God will also be even more gracious to you, but I bear spiritual and natural wounds as testimonials to my disobedience.
May it not be so for you and that the Spirit of God brings a quickening to your maturity? I repent for all personal and generational rebellion, stubbornness, and disobedience that has contributed to witchcraft in my life and in my generational line. I repent for all envy and jealousy of the mind, physical bodies, and personalities of others. I repent for all envy and jealousy of the spiritual giftings and capacities of others.
I repent for myself and for those in my generational line who did not guard the gates of the spiritual and physical senses. I choose to cast off the work of darkness and to put on the armor of Light, the Lord Jesus Christ, and to make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lust. I choose to yield and surrender my personal rights so that I might serve the Lord wholeheartedly. I choose to be devoted to one another in brotherly love and to honor one another above myself. I will never be lacking in zeal, but will keep my spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. I will be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.
I will share with God's people who are in need. I will practice hospitality. I will bless those who persecute me. I will rejoice with those who rejoice and will mourn with those who mourn. I will live in harmony with other Believers. I will not be proud, but I will associate with people of low position. I will not be conceited. I will not repay evil for evil. I will have regard for the good things in sight of all men. I will live at peace with everyone. I will not take revenge on others. Lord, please now remove all ungodly spiritual beings and devices that have been empowered by my idolatry, rebellion, and jealousy and the idolatry, rebellion and jealousy of my ancestors.
Lord, will You please disconnect me from any evil network and I break all ungodly ties between the abode of the enemy and myself. Lord, please break the cords of death that entangle me, the torrents of destruction that overwhelm me, the cords of Sheol that are coiled around me, and the snares of death that confront me. Lord, I now take back any godly anointing, energy, authority, finances, and health given away and perverted because of my sin and my ancestors' sin.
Lord, will You set me as a seal upon Your heart, and as a seal upon Your arm, for Your Love is stronger than death. This prayer is based on Genesis 2, Deuteronomy 4: Defeating The Spirit Of Laziness. See God and His authority are inseparable and they come in two forms: We fight each other within a church, we fight other churches within our denominations, we fight other denominations that teach a similar doctrine and then we break away sometimes starting another church denomination for no real reason other than rebellion.
Look how the Bible views a rebellious spirit even in one as innocent as a child: An important point in all of this is that David was aware of the rape of Tamar but did nothing about it. Absalom gave him two full years after his return to resolve the issue before he took it upon himself to act. Rebellion and what causes it?
The Bible gives clear remedies to situations where you feel you have been wronged: Follow the Bible steps: Look at one scene where David had the opportunity to end this: How dare you call yourself our leader and lead us out into this wilderness! Jesus had only twelve and His testimony was that one of them was a devil. God put Moses and Aaron in charge and God had used them mightily to distinguish them from the rest of the people of God.
Their view of themselves was distorted and brought them to rebellion. The anointing of his office was more important that the abilities of others because he was the one that God put in charge. He was university trained at Yale, a highly acclaimed university to this day.
Moody would tell Mr. Torrey did as he was told and respected the anointing of the office. As a footnote to what has been said earlier, many insecure leaders may be disturbed at the words in this section. Some of you have taught that, as a leader, you should never reveal any weaknesses to the people. Also, if God is in your ministry, He will place people in your midst to support you with prophetic words and insights from God.
In his third appeal, as Absalom stands before God, he might realize that he is without excuse and let his true feelings come out: These are things that should not be once mentioned among the people of God but, unfortunately, they do occur. Rebellion can appear in any area of your life.
Someone will see your actions and will be inspired to treat the leader the same way. By your actions, you have brought not only yourself into judgment but you have led someone down the same path. As Absalom continues to stand before God, realizing that he is without excuse and letting his true feelings come out, he might add: I wanted to see him off the throne and DEAD! It fully intends to overthrow what you have for personal gain or for your embarrassment. This is the spirit of Absalom. He had murdered his brother and, by the mercy of the king, continued to live even though he should have died according to the law.
Somewhere in all of this, Absalom lost sight of what HE had done and set about to destroy his father. How often do we see ministers who have been saved and blessed because of a church and a church leader and then turn around and attack that leader? The person who engages in this should hope that God judges them in this life and opens their eyes that they might repent and not have to face the wrath to come.
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Amnon had sinned a sin with a death penalty but David did not carry it out. Absalom did carry it out and David now felt at peace about the whole thing but he sure missed his son. This source of rebellion does not always stem from the type of evil desires and intents as the previous kinds mentioned, but it has the same effect.
This source is rooted in a lack of understanding of the will of God whether it be for you or for someone else who impacts you. An example of this type of rebellion is Lot, the nephew of Abraham. Almost every school child understands what happened later with Lot, his wife, and his children. The problem was that Lot did not appreciate or understand that Abraham had a promise while he Lot only had a bloodline. Is There Judgment on Rebellion? Korah was of the tribe of Levi. He was already privileged to be a part of the priesthood and, with that, came the unique opportunity to minister unto the Lord.
When Korah and his crew presented their rebellion to Moses, he reminded them of what they already had. Rebellion often brings with it an ugly attitude that makes the people of God scratch their head and wonder about the salvation of the one who is rebelling. Look at how those who were in the rebellion with Korah responded when Moses called for them to come to the tabernacle. Please saints, let us be careful!
The world as we know it is not the good world God originally created, nor do we human beings much resemble the image of God in which we were first made. Tragically that image has been shattered, and the world is filled with sin, sorrow, and suffering. And their self-centered drive for autonomy has passed down to every human being.
With our own hands, we forged the chains that bind us, and we now lack the power to free ourselves from them. We want to do what we want to do and cannot escape. Our only hope lies outside ourselves, in the One who loves us and gave himself up for us. The Blessings of Obedience When we grasp an understanding of the blessings of obedience, we find them utterly astounding. Because of his great love, God has made a way for us to be reconciled to him and freed from our bondage to sin and self. Our predicament can be reversed if we will forsake our rebellion and return to him. And this is now possible because God has sent his only Son to rescue us.
The supreme expression of his obedience was submitting to the shameful, humiliating, and excruciating death of crucifixion, which was also the supreme expression of his love for the Father John In Greek, these two verbs are in the imperative mood and thus are commands to be obeyed. They summon us to turn from the disobedience of unbelief to the obedience of faith Rom. And the gift of faith makes this possible for us. Confident trust in Jesus and his message gives us life, turns us around, frees us, and sets in motion a great reversal in our lives.
The power to do this comes from the Holy Spirit, whose work it is to conform us to the image of Christ Rom. Though there will be times when we disobey, there is forgiveness as we repent and return to the Lord. This process of discipleship or sanctification, which restores the image of God in us, takes a lifetime and is completed only in the world to come. But we can make great progress in this world, which should be our highest priority. The Key to Obedience C. And Jesus has promised his help: A life in which we joyfully will to do the will of God and to please him in all things.
This is the heritage of all who have come to a living faith in Jesus Christ.