Revolt: Turns ordinary man into Man of God
Amongst the many qualities the man of God in the past displayed, revolt is the one quality which was common among all of them! This quality is inherent from God Himself so, that’s why they were called man of God!
God is revolted – revolted with the situation on earth! Revolted against the dominion of satan on His creatures. However, His greatest revolt is against the spirit of sin. Sin is a barrier between Him and man. His greatest desire is to dwell in man, to be close to man and, to guide and walk with man. However, sin impedes God from realising His greatest dream in the lives of many!
So how does God act when He’s revolted? Let’s look at how He dealt with the situation he was revolted with in the times of Noah.
“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it REPENTED The Lord that He had made man on earth, and it grieved him at His heart. And the Lord said, I will DESTROY man whom I have created from the face of the earth; for it REPENTED me that I have made them.” (Genesis 6: 5-7 KJV)
God was repented! He was revolted and wiped man from the face of the earth! Here, God left a practical lesson of true Repentance and Revolt.
Many men, until today, are still ordinary because they haven’t revolted against sin, against their flawed character which displeases God, against the same old self and, against the same old quality of life. The day that man gets revolted against these, they will annihilate them, just as God wiped man from the face of the earth! Then, they will go from ordinary man to a Man of God and everyone around will see more of God in their life.
Many times, we say that we’re going to get rid of something but that same thing can still be found living with us.
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“Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon (SIN) shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore.” (Revelation 18:21)
When a person is truly revolted against the spirit of sin controlling her, she will do whatever it takes to get rid of it and be made new! And, that sin – that old self, that bad habit – shall not be found anymore! The ups and downs in faith, empty bank account, unconverted family, and the list goes on, shall not be found anymore.
Even if the devil looks for it: Guess what? It shall not be found anymore!
May the Spirit of Revolt be in you!