What is rebellion?
The word “rebellion” is avon in Hebrew, which means inequity; rebellion and all its consequences. One of the signs of the end times is the increase of inequity and rebellion. Rebellion is a public action that you can physically see be done. Everywhere you go you will see rebellion; in the church, outside of church, etc…
And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. –Matthew 24:12-14
Lawlessness is another word for inequity. It means without law, someone who does not want to be governed and refuses to do so.
What is sedition?
The word “sedition” is defined as actions or words intended to lead or encourage the overthrow of a person, group or state. Sedition in the bible is classified as a criminal act that undermines the set authority placed by God and seeking to overthrow it. You will not see sedition publicly because it is subtle; it hides within the people that walk around the leader or the person placed by God.
Everywhere you go God has set an authority figure or a head. If you speak ill about that authority that God has placed then you are rebelling against God.
Origin of rebellion:
In which in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience. -Ephesians 2:2
Rebellion began with Satan in the pre-adamic age, when he rebelled against God and took one-third of the angels.
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered, to devour her child as soon as it was born. -Revelation 12:3-4
2. Adam and Eve
Rebellion was carried down to each person after Adam and Eve received the spirit of rebellion in the beginning.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Today, no one wants to be under authority because it is a part of our nature.
There will be two men inside of you fighting to have control. One is called the old man and the other is the new man. The old man wants to do the old things and think the old way.
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I know not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. –Romans 7:14-15
On one side you want to do something but the other pushed you to do something else.
1. The Old Man
If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That you put off concerning the former way of life the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. -Ephesians 4:21-22
Satan sent the serpent to the woman, Eve, as a way to get around the head, Adam, to get to the head. The old man is the result of the deception, corruption and the loss of Satan. The moment that Adam believed the lie and ate the forbidden fruit was the moment that the old man came to be.
The old man is referred to as the flesh, the ego and the nature of sin. All of this becomes to be one word: rebellion.
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you. -Genesis 3:15-16
2. New Man
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. -Ephesians 4:23-24
The new man is the result of the truth, holiness and righteousness.
Consequences of rebellion and sedition:
Regardless of how good you have been, rebellion runs through you. For example, if you lived all your life on earth without committing any sin, you will still go to hell because in your nature is the seed of rebellion.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. –Isaiah 53:5-6
The essence of rebellion remains in the desire of a person who wants to govern his or her self.
For that which I do I know not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. –Romans 7:15
Ask yourself, how much of Jesus do you have inside of you and how much of yourself?
Steps to be set free:
The Kingdom of God without repentance is not the real kingdom. Many people are preaching the kingdom without repentance.
Repent from ruling and governing yourself.
Say: Lord, I was ruling and governing myself, doing what I wanted whenever I wanted. But right now, I stop and give you my life for You to rule and govern.
Take authority whenever you see rebellion and cut it from the root! Kill your old man in order for Jesus to live in you!
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. –Galatians 2:20
Principle of the Kingdom: In order to live you must die.
Principle of Sacrifice: There is nothing new coming into life unless there has been a sacrifice.
Many people expect to be given everything for free but in the Kingdom, you cannot go to a new dimension without first making a sacrifice.
Die to yourself and allow Jesus to live in you!
In His Care,
Apostle Dr. Mary Anne Conte