TODAY’S MEDITATION – Rebellion will lead you to a dry land spiritually (1 Samuel 15:23)

Today, many Christians rebel against their church, their preachers, their family members, and even against fellow members and will always behave as if this is a normal, as long as they have found biblical grounds to explain their rebellion. My brother, my sister, rebellion is an open door to the demonic in a person’s life. The Bible warns us many times against rebellion, and its consequences should not to be taken lightly. God’s Word tells us that rebellion is considered to be a sin just as witchcraft: “For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. “Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king’” (1 Samuel 15:23). Yes, God’s Word also declares that a cruel messenger will be sent against the rebellious: “Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them” (Proverbs 17:11). You see, when we are rebellious, we ourselves are opening doors to Satan. And our loving Father may even allow it in a way to bring us back to realise our wrongdoings and come back to the truth: “hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 5:5). My friends, for those of us who have children especially, it is important to let them know that rebellion will always make them walk more miles than they should have (remember the Prodigal Son), because in their rebellion against their parents, they are condemning themselves: “If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness” (Proverbs 20:20). Now, to us Christians, we should never forget that rebellion is a wide way to find ourselves in a dry land spiritually: “…but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land” (Psalm 68:6). AND YOU KNOW WHY? Because a man who is rebellious, is a man who’s heart is not right with God: “And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God” (Psalms 78:8). Yes, rebellion allows the god of this world (Satan) to blind our spiritual eyes (discernment), and it deafens our ears to hear God’s voice. This is a dangerous position for anybody to be in: “‘Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people” (Ezekiel 12:2). So, my friend, if you have been rebellious, then stop right away and return to the Lord (if you know a Christian who is rebellious, tell them what the Bible says!) The Word of God says, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them” (James 4:17). May those who have ears hear this reminder from our Lord today. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.