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&   non OBEDIENCE (rebellion)

 

1 Sam 15:1 TELLS US ABOUT THE FIRST KING OF ISRAEL. WE ARE GOING TO READ THE VERSES USING THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION.

1 Samuel also said to Saul, "The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LORD.

2 "Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt.

3 'Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.'"

4 So Saul gathered the people together and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand men of Judah.

5 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and lay in wait in the valley.

6 Then Saul said to the Kenites, "Go, depart, get down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them. For you showed kindness to all the children of Israel when they came up out of Egypt." So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.

7 And Saul attacked the Amalekites, from Havilah all the way to Shur, which is east of Egypt.

8 He also took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

9 But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed.

10 Now the word of the LORD came to Samuel, saying,

11 "I greatly regret that I have set up [[ Saul ]] as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and [[[ has not performed My commandments."]]] And it grieved Samuel, and he cried out to the LORD all night.

12 So when Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul, it was told Samuel, saying, "Saul went to Carmel, and indeed, he set up a monument for himself; and he has gone on around, passed by, and gone down to Gilgal."

MOST PEOPLE AFTER WINNING A BATTLE SET UP AN ALTAR TO THE LORD GOD. THEY REALIZE THAT IT WAS GOD THAT GAVE THEM THE VICTORY. SO THEY GIVE GOD THE GLORY. LOOK AT THE VERSE WE JUST READ. WHAT IS SAUL DOING? SETTING UP A MONUMENT TO HIMSELF.

SEE SAUL'S PRIDE STICKING OUT ALL OVER THE PLACE.

1 Sam 15:13

13 Then Samuel went to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed are you of the LORD! I have performed the commandment of the LORD."

14 But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?"

15 And Saul said, "They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and the oxen, to sacrifice to the LORD your God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed."

16 Then Samuel said to Saul, "Be quiet! And I will tell you what the LORD said to me last night." And he said to him, "Speak on."

17 So Samuel said, "When you were little in your own eyes, were you not head of the tribes of Israel? And did not the LORD anoint you king over Israel?

18 "Now the LORD sent you on a mission, and said, 'Go, and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.'

19 "Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD? Why did you swoop down on the spoil, and do evil in the sight of the LORD?"

20 And Saul said to Samuel, "But I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and gone on the mission on which the LORD sent me, and brought back Agag king of Amalek; I have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

21 "But the people took of the plunder, sheep and oxen, the best of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice to the LORD your God in Gilgal."

22 Then Samuel said: "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold,

[[ to obey is better than sacrifice,]] and to heed than the fat of rams.

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THE WORD OBEY COMES FROM THE HEBREW WORD 8085 shama` (shaw-mah');

a primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell

IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT OBEDIENCE COMES WHEN?-- YOU DO WHAT YOU DON'T WANT TO BUT YOU DO IT ANYWAY.

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1 Sam 15:23 

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and [[ stubbornness ]] is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he also has rejected you from being king." (NKJ)

WHAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SAUL'S NATURE?

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STRONGS DEFINITION OF THE WORD REBELLION COMES FROM THE HEBREW WORD 4805 meriy (mer-ee');

from 4784; bitterness, i.e. (figuratively) rebellion; concretely, bitter, or rebellious:

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1 Sam 15:24

24 Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.

OK SAUL SAYS HERE  THAT HE HAS PUT THE FEAR OF MAN OVER THE FEAR OF GOD. NOT A SMART THING TO DO..

1 Sam 15:25

25 "Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the LORD."

26 But Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel."

27 And as Samuel turned around to go away, Saul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore.

28 So Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you.

LOOK AT THIS. KING SAUL LOST HIS POWER AND AUTHORITY. WHY ??? BECAUSE HE DIDN'T DO WHAT GOD SAID. OH YES HE DID SOME THINGS BUT HE DIDN'T DO ALL OF WHAT GOD TOLD HIM TO DO. OR YOU COULD SAY HE DIDN'T DO IT GOD'S WAY ACCORDING TO GOD'S DIRECTION.

Mal 3:6  "For I am the LORD, I do not change;

Rom 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

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Ps 37:23

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD,

Prov 1:7

7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,

I GUESS WE COULD SAY -- FEAR GOD AND DON'T BE A DUMMY. DO WHAT GOD SAYS.

Prov 3:5

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;

6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and [[[ He shall direct your paths.]]]

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Isa 1:19

19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;

DO YOU WANT TO EAT THE GOOD OF THE LAND? BE OBEDIENT!! AND DO WHAT GOD TELLS YOU.

DO YOU WANT TO BE BLESSED?  LOOK AT THIS:

Deut 28:2

2 "And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:

MANY BLESSINGS WILL OVERTAKE YOU BECAUSE YOU OBEY. I WON'T LIST THEM BUT SOMETIME WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE MAY I SUGGEST TO YOU READ CHAPTER 28 OF DEUT.

13 VERSES BLESSINGS FOR OBEDIENCE

53 VERSES PERTAINING TO CURSES FOR NON-OBEDIENCE.

Deut 28:15

15 "But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

Deut 30:19

19 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;

Deut 30:20

20 "that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."

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Mark 3:35

35 "For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother."

Luke 6:46

46 "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?

John 15:14

14 "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you"

THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.  THAT'S BECAUSE THE MEEK DO WHAT GOD SAYS.

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GOD HAS GIVEN AT RMMI VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER CHURCH BODY WORDS BY HIS SPIRIT .........

5-14-95 NEW CONVERTS CLASS "OBEDIENCE IS FAR GREATER THAN SACRIFICE! FOR I HAVE GIVEN THE ONLY SACRIFICE THAT IS ACCEPTABLE. AND I REQUIRE OF MY PEOPLE, OBEDIENCE."

2-5-95 MANY HAVE HEARD THE THINGS I'VE SPOKEN UNTO YOU. YET THEY HAVE NOT BECOME OBEDIENT. THEY ARE UNWILLING TO FOLLOW ME. THEY CONTINUE TO DO THEIR OWN THINGS, GO THEIR OWN WAY.

4-12-95 PEOPLE WILL SEEK YOU OUT. HOW DO YOU LIVE LIKE THIS? AND HE SAID TO SAY BECAUSE I'M OBEDIENT.

4-7-96 WHEN PEOPLE SEE THE AURA SAY --- I WAS FAITHFUL. IF YOU HAD BEEN OBEDIENT ETC. 

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Rom 8:14

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

WAYNE GRUDEM PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL AND SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY AT TRINITY EVANGELICAL DIVINITY SCHOOL COMMENTS ------- "THE MORE FULLY PEOPLE ARE LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT THE MORE COMPLETELY THEY WILL BE OBEDIENT TO GOD."

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When you obey God and do the work he has for you, you will get resistance. But it builds up your immune systemJohn Carter

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