Holiness is being of one mind with God. To develop holiness we must choose holiness, and then perfect it. There are three enemies to holiness: immorality, financial corruption, and rebellion. Being rebellious means resisting authority. Rebellion can be subtle but destructive, nonetheless.

  1. Rebellion is an open refusal to obey instructions.
    1. Rebellion can be very subtle, but still destructive.
      1. Seditious people cause discord and stand against leadership.
      2. Talented and privileged people are the most susceptible to rebellion.
      3. Many times, fear (of being controlled) can push us into rebellion.
    2. The rebellious will dwell in a parched land (Psalm 68:6, AMP).
    3. “An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him” (Proverbs 17:11).
  2. The story of Korah is one example of rebellion (Numbers 16:1-46).
    1. While in the wilderness, Korah led a group of men to rebel against Moses and Aaron.
      1. Korah accused Moses of exalting himself above everyone else.
      2. Korah, the men, their families, and their possessions were swallowed by the earth.
      3. Rebellion destroyed over 1,000 people in one day.
    2. We should never speak negatively of our spiritual leaders (Exodus 22:28, AMP).
  3. Rebellion is the ministry of Satan. He is behind every rebellious act (Isaiah 14:12-19).
    1. He is very subtle and crafty in how he urges people to rebel.
      1. For example, he made a suggestion to Adam and Eve, persuading them to rebel against God (Genesis 3:1-7).
      2. Satan entered into Judas, and he betrayed Jesus (Luke 22:3, 4).
      3. David’s son Absalom rebelled against him. Absalom stole the hearts of the people, betraying his father (2 Samuel 15:1-6).

Scripture References:

  • Psalm 68:6, AMP
  • Proverbs 17:11
  • Numbers 16:1-46
  • Exodus 22:28
  • 2 Samuel 15:1-6, AMP
  • Luke 22:3, 4
  • Genesis 3:1-7
  • Isaiah 14:12-19

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church