Summary: Speaking of rebellion in todays society and its devistating effect even on the church.
Talk this A.M. about a problem that stands to destroy the entire core value system of not only our nation but the world if it is allowed to continue unchecked! REBELLION
Rebellion: The Websters Dictionary defines it this way -
re•bel•lion - noun
1: opposition to the one in authority 2 open, armed, and usually unsuccessful defiance of or resistance to an established government - synonyms REVOLUTION, UPRISING, REVOLT, INSURRECTION, MUTINY meaning an outbreak against authority.
Why do the nations conspire and the people plot in vain. The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord, and against his Annointed one. Let us break their chains they say and throw off their fetters. –
One of the clearest examples of it in Scripture is found in I Sam. 15 turn there with me.
1 Samuel 15 First we see the command of God to Saul! 1-3
1Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.
2Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.
3Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
5And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.
6And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye shewed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
7And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt.
THE DISOBEDIENCE OR REBELLION
8And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
9But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
The JUDGEMENT OF GOD FOR THE REBELLION
10Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,
11It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.
12And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.
13And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.
14And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
15And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.