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Rebellion

posted Aug 2, 2009, 9:23 PM by Website Administrator   [ updated Jan 9, 2014, 5:40 PM ]
Micah 1:1
May 10, 2009
 

Rebellion births with an altered state of mind as one sees their way being superior to the present circumstance.  It is a rejection of an authority based on a perception of enhancing ones position.  We are all born with rebellious hearts, ambitious to get our way.  Many times controlled rebellion is positive if we focus our energy against the negative evils of this world.  However, our societal issue centers on our negative rebellion of our positive Creator.  Such was the case for Micah & so is our case today.

 

Counter Rebellion by Judgment, Micah of Moresheth – Moreshite means “belonging to or a possession of” immediately pointing to the primary question of personal identity – who/what do I belong to?  The name Micah circles the answer with a question – “Who is like God?”  Since there is no one or nothing like Him, then our being must be focused on our belonging to the Creator God (Heb. 11: 13-16).  Our belonging simply means that we’ve been appointed an Ambassador of God (2 Cor. 5:16-21).  BUT BE CAREFUL, DON’T REBEL!

 

Compromise of Jotham (2 Kings 15: 32-35) – HOWEVER is a dangerous word.  It negates the preceding points and allows justification for an altering position.  Removal of SOME evil things does not excuse the maintaining of others.  What is it that is “NOT REMOVED” in your life?  Is your life one of contrasted-complacent-confusion or consistent-complete-control?

 

Corruption of Ahaz (2 Kings 16:2-4, 7-9, 14-16) – From the beginning his ways were NOT God’s ways.  This led to his service of an Anti-God – temporary solution, relief & satisfaction.  The yield is a dissolved, distorted standing with God (Crazed Confusion).  You can not serve two masters!  If we walk in the way of the wicked we get burned in the end (Prov. 4:13-19, Psalm 1:1-3).

 

Conceit & Carelessness of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:1-21:6) – A man so intently attuned to God and blessed beyond measure; finds conceit in his blessings.  When we start taking credit for what God is doing; we walk on a dangerous path, falling short of the glory of God.  We become worried only about ourselves and become blinded to the world we live to serve and the Lord from whom we are guided.  Our heritage is destroyed as we see only the temporal and not the eternal (2Cor. 4:18). 

 

These Kings exemplify a sad story of rebellion against our Creator God and a rejection of the Kingship of Jesus.  Do not let society dilute your spiritual energy; rather stay focused on King Jesus and our mission to serve Him alone!