Topic: The Evil Of Rebellion
1 Samuel 15:23 – “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry”
MFM Daily Devotional 14 November 2021 Outline
God hates rebellion. The ﬁrst sin in the Bible was rebellion. Lucifer (another name for satan) rebelled against God by trying to exalt himself above the Almighty God. He contemplated to set his throne above God’s and instigated some of the angels against God. He was cast out of heaven with those angels. He lost his position and became the enemy of God.
Rebellion is a sin. Rebellion is disobedience to the commandment of God and attracts a severe punishment from Him. Adam and Eve rebelled against God in the Garden of Eden. They lost their estate and brought hardship upon themselves as well as their offspring (Gen. 3:1-24).
Saul, the ﬁrst king of Israel, disobeyed God’s commandment to wipe out the Amalekites because of their sin against God when they attacked Israel on their way to the Promised Land. He spared the king of Amalek and some of their oxen and sheep. The consequence was that God removed him from the throne. He lost favour with God and man and ended his life by committing suicide (1 Samuel 15:1-23).
Dathan, Korah and Abiram rebelled against Moses. They were buried alive with their families in the presence of God. The ground swallowed them (Numbers 16:1-50). Aaron and Miriam rebelled against Moses. God put them out of the camp and Miriam was afﬂicted with leprosy. The people of Israel roamed around the same circle for forty years on the way to the Promised land and all of them with the exception of Joshua and Caleb died in the wilderness because of their rebellion against God (Numbers 14:33).
Rebellion is evil. When it is against a servant of God, it amounts to ﬁghting God Himself. The Bible describes rebellion as witchcraft. Every act of rebellion against God is witchcraft and the punishment for it is untimely death. The scripture says suffer not a witch to live (Exodus 22:18).
Disobedience is the work of the ﬂesh. More often than not, disobedience comes when our ﬂesh tries to lord itself over our spirit. The Bible calls the works of the ﬂesh witchcraft (Galatians 5:20). This implies that each time we listen to the voice of our ﬂesh against the voice of God, it is witchcraft. The major problem of the ﬂesh is lust. Anytime we give in to lust, rebellion sets in.
Rebellion has no respect for those who start it, it consumes them.
Any evil conspiracy against you shall scatter unto desolation, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: Trusting in the Lord thy God
1. Trusting in the Lord thy God,
Onward go! Holding fast His promised word,
Onward go! Ne’ver deny His worthy name,
Tho’ it bring reproach and shame,
Spreading still His wondrous fame,
2. Has He call’d thee to the plough?
Onward go! Night is coming, serve Him now;
Onward go! Faith and love in service blend;
On His mighty arm depend;
Standing fast until the end. Onward go!
3. Has He given thee; golden grain?
Onward go! Sow, and thou shalt reap again;
Onward go! To thy Master’s gate repair,
Watching be and waiting there;
He will hear and answer prayer;
1. Father, forgive me of every sin of rebellion that I have committed, in the name of Jesus.
2. You the lust in my heart, dragging me to rebellion, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Holy Spirit, take over my heart and my thoughts, in the name of Jesus.
4. Arrows of rebellion, I reject you; go back to your sender, in the name of Jesus.
5. I will not fall into the snare of the fowler, in the name of Jesus.
6. Spirit of rebellion, I am not your candidate; depart from me, in the name of Jesus.
7. Spirit of obedience, possess me, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
MFM Daily Devotional 14 November 2021 | Mountain Top Life Message. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.