I Sam. 15:23 (for rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry) Are you practicing witchcraft or idolatry?

Heb. 2:2 (disobedience received a just reward) You will be punished.

Heb. 13:17 (submit yourselves) (Anti-submissiveness) Pastors should not try to control their flock; the flock should submit to the pastor.

2 Peter 2:10 (Presumptuous are they, self-willed)

GENERAL - Synonyms for Rebellion are Treason, Self-Will, Obduracy. Stubbornness, Disobedience, Denunciation, and Anti - submissiveness.

Antonyms for Rebellion are Willfulness, Obedience and Submissiveness.

Rebellion includes Self-will, Stubbornness, Disobedience Submissiveness in this common demon family.

Generally, after a person has become bitter, they rebel.

Disobedience means to disobey, transgress, violate, disregard, defy, infringe, shirk, resist, mutiny, rebel and revolt.

Have you had these feelings before? Rebellion is very common among Christians. Obedience is the opposite of Rebellion.

The word "Rebellion" occurs infrequently in the Bible. Therefore. we must use other words as "rebellious" and "to rebel". The next best word to describe Rebellion is Disobedience or the opposite of Obedience.

STUDY OF REBELLION - The best way to study rebellion is as disobedience to God and from the opposite view of "the need to be obedient to God". There are many instances of disobedience to God and the corresponding punishment in the Bible for the sin.

Disobedience to God Scriptures

Lev. 26:14-46 (A curse to those that break the commandments) There is a curse for each disobedience.

Numbers 14:11-24 (People murmur - God threatens them) Are you murmuring?

Numbers 32:8-13 (Moses reproves the Reubenites and Gadites)

Deut. 18:19 (God will require it of the people)

Deut. 28:15-68 (The curse for disobedience)

Helpful Scriptures and Bible History of Rebellion

Genesis Ch. 3 The Fall of Man

II Samuel Ch. 13 Absalom Avenges Tamar

II Samuel Ch. 15 Absalom's Conspiracy

I Kings Ch.16-22 Ahab/Jezebel Rebellion

Isa. 3:12 Children Oppress, Women Rule (Ahab/Jezebel Complex) A picture of our society: women will not follow and men will not lead!

Isa. Ch. 14 Satan's Fall

Eze. Ch. 28 Satan's Rebellion

Malachi 4:5-6 Smite the Earth with a Curse

II Thes. 2:9-12 Strong Delusion, Believing Lies

James 3:13-18 Earthly, Unspiritual, Devilish Wisdom

NELSON'S EXPOSITORY DICTIONARY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT - The words "to rebel, rebellion and rebellious" are defined by the following phrases:

Be contentious, make angry, contend with, dispute with, stubborn headed, opposition to someone motivated by pride, stubborn and rebellious, speech and actions are against the Lord, rebellious attitude against God, disobey, act of defying the command of God, rebellious and defiled, listens to no voice, accepts no correction, make bitter, provoke, reject, not recognize, rebellion and stiff neck, double rebellion and rebellious house.

"Rebellion" can also be defined as revolt, overthrow, mutiny, breakup, destruction, spasm, convulsion, resistance, interference, friction, withstand, repulse and disobedient.

"Rebellious" can also be defined as revolutionary, defiance. aggressiveness, dare and scorn.

EVE REBELS (The Original Rebellion of Man) There are many ingredients in Eve's rebellion.

She was seduced by conversation and greed for power and knowledge.

The price of seduction was experiencing a knowledge of good and evil.

The action of rebellion resulted in shame, attempting to correct the mistake or cover it up, fear, withdrawing from God's presence, loss of esteemed position, pain in childbirth, hard work and toil, and birth of rebellious children.

ABSALOM REBELS - Absalom's sister, Tamar, was raped by his half-brother, Amnon (II Sam. 13).

Hate entered Absalom's heart because of his sister being raped. He plotted and planned for two years to murder Amnon.

Absalom again falls prey to resentment and burns Joab's field because he would not go to David for him. By trying to force David to see him, he is acting out rebellion.

He came to repentance but didn't really repent; it was surface repentance only.

After he had his audience with David, he quickly got busy with his plans for rebellion.

Absalom got favor with the people by acting as if he loved them and claiming great concern for their welfare. After he had seduced them, he declared himself King.

Some demons that probably were in Absalom were hate, anger, resentment, deceit, trickery, witchcraft, betrayal, pride, pompousness, false love, backstabbing, lying, arrogance, unrighteous judgment and self-serving.

JEZEBEL REBELS - She killed God's prophets which is rebellion against God. She exhibited hate, retaliation and threatenings.

She turns from role of woman and wife to trying to upstage the King, her husband. She belittled him, connived behind his back, and plotted murder and control of people. Some women/men today use seemingly pure religious motives to control others such as soulish prophecy - telling others what to do.

Another motive behind her rebellion was that she wanted worship and admiration.

Jezebel is true sorcery. Rebellious Jezebelic males/females will ask questions aimed at causing the other person to doubt his worth, ability, decisions, etc. She ended up being thrown out a window, run over by chariots and eaten by dogs. Did she go to Hell; what do you think?

AHAB REBELS (WORSHIPING IDOLS IS WORST REBELLION AGAINST GOD.) - The major rebellion was against God in Baal worship. He went after idols. Abortion is worship of the god of sex, Satan, and is similar to Baal worship!

Ahab exhibited characteristics of complete confusion, disobedience, resentfulness, sullenness, greed, accomplice to Jezebel, believed lying spirit, refused to believe God, and begat rebellious children.


Nation of Israel - rebelled many times. Study the rise and fall of Israel!

Satan and Fallen Angels - original rebellion.

Queen Jezebel - rebellious woman.

King Ahab - rebellious man


Divorce - one parent families. Men don't want responsibility - just sex!

Felinism - pictures bungling father and clever mother. Watch TV brain washing.

Sex - no restrictions. There is no free sex; only curses of God in the future.

Young people - confused, rebellious.

Drugs - Sex - Music.

Society with emotional problems.

Effeminate, emotional, weak spiritual and weak physical men.

Women's false strength - put to test usually fails.

Children - fear, insecurity, frustration, difficulty learning, potential corruption, discord, growth in occult and cults, selfishness. doubt, inability to achieve, hypochondriacs and church splits.

YOU AND PEOPLE AROUND YOU - Such qualities as these have unnatural power to seduce you, even overwhelm you. It is not charisma but seduction, and it creates bondage. You may have a friend whom you at times have a great desire to be free of, and the next moment feel guilt or condemnation for desiring your freedom. Consider why you are attracted to your friend.

Look out for mothers/dads who try to dominate married children's lives, and men/women who cannot delegate authority but try to mind every detail.

Women/men shouldn't try to force mate into a religious experience but win him/her by quiet and joyful submission to the Christian life fulfilling your role as God established it.

SUMMARY - A study of the Bible shows clearly that God hates rebellion and that He will punish the people for their sins.

The people are blessed when they obey the Bible and they are cursed when they disobey the Bible commandments. There is a curse for every violation of Bible!

All rebellion is against God. For example, when a wife rebels against her husband, she is not just rebelling against him but against God who put the husband in authority over the wife. Finally, rebellion can be very costly while obedience can be very rewarding. The Bible applies equally to an individual, family, church, community, nation, etc.



















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