The Root of Rebellion

[R]ebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry … 1Samuel 15:23a

“If God does not exist then everything is permitted.” – Dostoyevsky

I ran across this famous quote in a booklet that I read recently. David Horowitz’s Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model is very helpful in understanding what is happening in America and what is at the heart of the human struggle. It’s easy in our cultural battles to think we are waging a war between left and right, Democrats and Republicans, socialists and patriots, or other competing views.

But that is not the heart of the matter. There is a mission of destruction in the world today that not only gives meaning to the perils of the present hour, but also explains our own personal temptations and failures.

There is a universal monster that is latent in each of us. That monster is our capacity for rebellion against God. And there is a being behind that monster whose name is Lucifer. Are you are rebel, or a submitted saint?

  • Lord Jesus – purge from me any rebellion in my heart toward self and sin. Help me to humbly submit in all areas to your gracious rule. Amen (1Sa 15:23, Pr 17:10-11; Dan 9:4-19)

Ron Boehme, Director, YWAM US Renewal

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.