Are you living in rebellion to God’s will? Stop before it’s too late

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When King Saul was going after David to kill him he was doing it out of envy. King Saul was disobeying the LORD by going after the Lord’s anointed. David was anointed after Saul rejected the Word of the Lord and so God rejected him. David didn’t dare to lift a finger on God’s anointed, Saul, anointed when he was young to make him King over His people. King Saul is a picture of those who are living a life that’s contrary to God’s will. David on the other hand is a picture of Jesus Christ who continues to show you His mercy by sparing your life even though He could take it at any time because of your rebellion which we will see with the verses below.

1 Samuel 24: 3-7
3 When Saul came to the sheep pens along the road, a cave was there, and he went in to relieve himself. David and his men were staying in the back of the cave, 4 so they said to him, “Look, this is the day the Lord told you about: ‘I will hand your enemy over to you so you can do to him whatever you desire.’” Then David got up and secretly cut off the corner of Saul’s robe. 5 Afterward, David’s conscience bothered him because he had cut off the corner of Saul’s robe. 6 He said to his men, “I swear before the Lord: I would never do such a thing to my lord, the Lord’s anointed. I will never lift my hand against him, since he is the Lord’s anointed.” 7 With these words David persuaded his men, and he did not let them rise up against Saul. Then Saul left the cave and went on his way.

1 Samuel 26: 7-9,12,21
7 That night, David and Abishai came to the troops, and Saul was lying there asleep in the inner circle of the camp with his spear stuck in the ground by his head. Abner and the troops were lying around him. 8 Then Abishai said to David, “Today God has handed your enemy over to you. Let me thrust the spear through him into the ground just once. I won’t have to strike him twice!” 9 But David said to Abishai, “Don’t destroy him, for who can lift a hand against the Lord’s anointed and be blameless?”

12 So David took the spear and the water jug by Saul’s head, and they went their way. No one saw them, no one knew, and no one woke up; they all remained asleep because a deep sleep from the Lord came over them.

21 Saul responded, “I have sinned. Come back, my son David, I will never harm you again because today you considered my life precious. I have been a fool! I’ve committed a grave error.”

Remember, all those times that your life was spared or it could have ended really bad but everything turned out OK. God is trying to get your attention that you are heading deeper into sin and He wants you to repent and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior before it’s too late like you will see with King Saul going to the point of no return. Instead of consulting the Lord with a humble spirit, he went to consult with a medium which is controlled by demons so, in reality King Saul went to consult demons.

1 Samuel 28:7-8
7 Saul then said to his servants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, so I can go and consult her.” His servants replied, “There is a woman at En-dor who is a medium.” 8 Saul disguised himself by putting on different clothes and set out with two of his men. They came to the woman at night, and Saul said, “Consult a spirit for me. Bring up for me the one I tell you.”

Stop with your unbelief in the Lord and living in continual opposition to God’s will before you’ll go too deep where there is no return for you.

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6 thoughts on “Are you living in rebellion to God’s will? Stop before it’s too late

  1. Julio

    Sadly its easy to fall into a child like rebellion tantrum when things are not going our way. We have to remember that God is looking out for us, he has a purpose for what he allows to happen.

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    1. True Julio. Job was one of those examples we can actually read about. His form of rebellion was first, falling into the pit of self-pity and while there, lay all the blame on God. What happened to Job was not because Job was so righteous for the Lord Himself sets up a hedge of protection around those who trust in Him. That hedge was gone and it was because Job began to “fear” and this fear took over his life and his relationship with God. His sacrifices to God was “just in case” one of his sons sins against God. This was not an offering based on faith but rather one based on fear. God sees through our motives, even when we convince ourselves that what we are doing is righteous. Job began to trust more in his own righteousness instead of that righteous of God imputed to him through faith in God. This is clearly seen in Job 32:1 after the words of Job were ended (last sentence of last verse of previous chapter). Later, God calls in down on this and Job repents.

      So, our tantrums can have many forms as we can see with Job.

      For a more complete picture of the book of Job, may I suggest you read what the Spirit of the Lord gave me to share?
      http://jerrysundberg.com/job-a-man-searching-for-answers/

      The Lord gave me this after He used what He did in Job’s life to minister to me. After being healed and delivered, He showed me what He told me to write about the man named Job. Blessings and I pray this will help.

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      1. Hey Jerry, everything else you have said in the other posts are good but this post about Job I would disagree. Job was tested not because of his fear but because of his righteousness according to
        Job 2:3
        3 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity, who fears God and turns away from evil. He still retains his integrity, even though you incited Me against him, to destroy him without just cause.”
        This verse says it all Jerry I would suggest that you would rethink what you said.

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  2. Actually, you should read my referenced post. Once you’ve read it, you will understand how I came to what I was saying. I am not one to jump to my own conclusions. What I wrote in my blog post came from the Spirit of the Lord and if you will read it, you may have a difference of opinion as to why God said what He said in Job 2:3. Notice, God was speaking regarding Job’s INTEGRITY and not his “righteousness”. Up until this time, Job DID maintain his integrity but this was lost AFTER the arrival of those 3 friends with not one of them speaking a word but mourning with him only. AFTER this, chapter 3:1, Job opened his mouth and ‘cursed his day’.

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    1. Jerry Integrity means a man of righteousness and I will illustrate it with Proverbs 2:20-21, which says, “20 So follow the way of good people,
      and keep to the paths of the righteous. 21 For the upright will inhabit the land, and those of integrity will remain in it;

      I will read it when I come from work but no where in the Book of Job did he lose his integrity. In Job 42:7-8 says, “7 After the Lord had finished speaking to Job, He said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has. 8 Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you. I will surely accept his prayer and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.”

      No where did God said about Job that he lost his integrity but that he spoke the truth no that Job was perfect since he was questioning God but compared to his friends he stayed faithful and said the truth about God.

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