Psalm 69:6b – He (God) leads the prisoners out to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
Rebellion – What does rebellion mean? Refusal to come under the authority of someone who is above you; open resistance.In Biblical terms, it almost always refers to man’s rebellion against God.
God HATES rebellion! As a matter of fact, He calls it witchcraft.
Many people rebelled in the Bible, and paid a great price for doing so. I will name a few.
Moses rebelled and was not allowed to enter into the land of promise.
Jonah was swallowed by a great big fish because of rebellion!
Where has rebellion against God or His authority landed you on this morning?
Are you rebelling against God today? If you are, I know without a doubt that you have found yourself in a dry place because of it. God’s Word declares it.
Here are a few scriptures in the bible concerning what God says about rebellion.
Isaiah 63:10 – But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; therefore He turned to become their enemy and Himself fought against them.(
1 Samuel 12:14-15 – If you fear the LORD and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the LORD your God—good! 15 But if you do not obey the LORD, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your ancestors.
And in our text today – Psalm 68:6 – The rebellious dwell in a dry land.
When we make a decision to rebel against leadership, especially God’s leadership and authority, we set ourselves up for failure. God honors those who honor Him and His authority.
In our text in Psalm 68:6 God gives us the consequences of being rebellious. It says, “the rebellious dwell in a dry land.” To dwell in a “dry land” is to live a life that is marked by spiritual and natural “drought.” One who is dead to the “Spirit” of God that brings life!
The whole message of the Gospel, "Redemption" and "Restoration". Without God, we are nothing! God is the True Vine and if we are in Him, We are the branches! Apart from Him, we dwell in a dry land. In other words, WE DIE SPIRITUALLY!!! A branch can not live apart from the trunk of the tree on it’s own, it eventually dies!
Regardless of all the riches you may have accumulated for yourself in this life, none of it is enough to fill your heart with the peace of knowing that you are really not alone!
The rebellious dwell in a dry land. What a scary and horrible place to find yourself in.
We will never have rest or peace as long as we are comfortable in our sins and refuse to turn from them and continue on our path of rebellion against God.
Hopefully, we will receive the help of the Holy Spirit’s conviction of our rebellion and turn back to God and His authority in our lives.
As Christians, we must keep the eternal perspective in view! Everything here on earth is temporary.
Rebellion is a open door for the enemy to wreck havoc in your life. God’s Word is clear that rebellion is a great way to find yourself in a dry land spiritually.
If you have been rebellious, STOP! Forsake your rebellion and turn to the Lord. Repent of your ways so that ye may find grace and mercy in time of need.
REMEMBER: THOSE WHO DISOBEY AND REBEL AGAINST GOD WILL END UP IN A DRY LAND, SEPARATED FROM GOD! IS THIS A PLACE WHERE YOU WANT TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
IF NOT, NOW IS THE TIME TO REPENT AND TURN BACK TO GOD!!
Which will you choose on today? To rebel or to obey?
The bible declares that obedience is better than sacrifice.
1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for a spirit of obedience on this morning.
I love you all with the love of Christ.