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Summary: This is a sermon dealing with the spirit of rebellion. Number three in the spirit of Ishmael series

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Spirit of Ishmael

The spirit of Rebellion #3

Text:

Gen 21:9-10 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

Intro: I want to look again at this mocking spirit

But I want to look at how it is linked to a spirit of rebellion

This word mock means to

- Despise

- Scoff

- Scorn

But as you begin to look at this a little closer it means

- To look down upon

- To think lightly of someone

- It means to act against

When you act against something this is rebellion

Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

God is not mocked

- You will not make a fool of God

- You can’t ignore God

- This word here means to turn your nose up at God

- To rebel against Him

What we are talking about is the rejection of authority

This is the attitude that always manifest in those effected by this spirit of Ishmael

- They rise up against authority

- They rise up against their parents

- They rise up against their teachers

Just as Ishmael you begin to see this spirit manifest itself as they enter into there teen years

We see this same spirit at work in the church

- Young disciples begin to rise up against their Pastor

- They refuse his correction

- They refuse his discipline

Or some of them are able to hide it when around Pastor but if they are placed under another disciple’s authority it manifest

- They rebel against the youth leader

- They rebel against the follow-up leader

- They cause strife and division in what ever area they are placed to labour

- Be it nursery, cleanup crew, impact teams

This spirit of rebellion is at work

In Ishmael it was this spirit that caused him to be cast out

Ex. I have seen people over the years that have been put out of every ministry in the church

- Bands

- Drama teams

- Plays

- Impact teams

They can’t even be on the clean up crew because every where they go this spirit is at work

- Causing division

- Causing contention

- Causing conflict

Every where they go it is like this cloud of controversy is over them

It is this spirit of Ishmael at work

- Tonight you can be free

- Tonight by the grace of God you can be separated from this spirit of rebellion

I. The daughters of Lot

Gen 19:32-38 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our Father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.


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