Rebellion vs. Submission

January 26th, 2014

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1 Corinthians 16:5-18

Submission is probably considered the most outdated and least practiced discipline in today’s society. The mass media seems to promote, more than anything, that we become takers and that we submit others to our desires and tantrums.

The antonym of submission is rebellion. The first rebellion happened in heaven. Satan and his hosts tried to hold a revolution to overthrow God. That rebellion continues across the spectrum of society today. It is nothing less than a satanic mindset. It is driving our children, youth, and elderly to create a chaotic and immoral society.

The first step to biblical-spiritual submission is to repent of our sin and submit to God. This requires a total surrender of my sovereignty, to allow God to govern fully in my life. God responds to our submission by taking control of our entire lives. He becomes our King. It is then that He fills us with the Holy Spirit.

The consequence of being filled is that we will “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Eph. 5:21).

Author: Christian Sarmiento

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2 Responses to “Rebellion vs. Submission”

  1. Barbara Says:

    January 26th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    A consequence usually carries a negative perception; however, it is synonymous with “results.”

    There is always a “cause and effect” (which in this case is the “reward” of being filled with the Holy Spirit). We are rewarded with the ability of the Holy Spirit to overcome our personal fleshly desires (which rebels against the God’s Will).

    Submission is so misunderstood because our “flesh” naturally fights against the Biblical definition of love (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). Our flesh has it own desires of greed, power, glory, etc.

  2. Patty Graham Says:

    November 12th, 2018 at 6:02 am

    “The carnal mind is emnity against God”. Unless we become willing to crucify the lusts of our flesh, which includes our sinful traditions and practices, God will not give us His Soirit. Without His Spirit, we are none of His.Romans 8:9

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