Those Who Rebel Against God Have No Chance of Winning
It is a dangerous thing to rebel against God. Those who rebel against God have no chance of winning.
For over ten years, I’ve signed every blog post I’ve ever written with the phrase “Walk with the King.” I love the term “King” because it elevates God to the place he deserves.
Our God is the King of Kings! He is robed in majesty. He is strong, mighty and supreme over all creation. He has all authority, all sovereignty, all power, and all dominion! He is magnificent, beautiful, supreme in his splendor and none compares to him.
Oh that we would grasp how awesome our God really is!
Then we would not doubt.
Then we would fully trust in Him.
Then He would be our strength.
Then we would draw near to him day and night.
Then we would love and adore him as he deserves.
Then we would open His Word and bask in the pleasure of it.
Then we would fall on our knees in prayer before his throne, knowing we have a God who sees and hears and loves us deeply.
–And then we would warn those who rebel against God, that they have no chance of winning.
Dear Lord, gives us eyes to see you as you really are today.
Psalm 93 – The Lord Reigns
93 The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
2 Your throne is established from of old;
you are from everlasting.
3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice;
the floods lift up their roaring.
4 Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
mightier than the waves of the sea,
the Lord on high is mighty!
5 Your decrees are very trustworthy;
holiness befits your house,
O Lord, forevermore.
As we look at Psalm 93 we learn 10 things about our King of Kings:
1.) Our Lord reigns. (v.1)
There is none higher than our God in all the earth! He is at the tippy top of all the ranking of kings and gods.
2.) Our Lord is robed in majesty. (v.1)
When a king put on his robe it symbolized his power and grandeur. Our Lord’s robe is His majesty.
3.) Our Lord established the world and it will never be moved. (v.1)
Our God is the genius creator of this world – we did not evolve and we are not here by chance. Our Lord established the world and it will never be moved…unless he moves it.
4.) His throne is unchallenged through the ages. (v.2)
He was King from creation and though many kings will rise and fall, he will remain the King of Kings forever.
5.) Our Lord is from everlasting. (v.2)
His throne is established above and beyond eternity. He has no beginning and He has no end. There was never a time when he did not reign and there will never be a time when He will not reign.
6.) There is strong opposition against the King of Kings. (v.3)
Those who rebel against the King have raised their voice against God like a flood of water. They oppose him with all their might.
7.) Our Lord is mightier than any opposition on earth. (v.4)
The opposition of angry, violent men who rage against God lift their voices up to God. They thunder and roar but they cannot touch Him. The Lord’s throne is seated on high. He is above them all in strength and might.
8.) God’s Words are trustworthy. (v.5)
We can trust every single word the King of Kings has said. His word is truth.
9.) Our Lord is completely holy. (v.5)
Our Lord is set apart from us in every thing he says and does. He is completely holy.
10.) His Kingdom stands forever! (v.5)
From everlasting to everlasting, our God is unchanging. His strength, might, majesty and holiness will last forever. He reigns eternally.
This is our God!
This the King that we get to walk with daily!
He gave His Son to die for us. He is with us and He loves us. May we sing his praises forever!
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
Even when the wicked seem to be winning — do not worry…
Those who rebel against God have no chance of winning.
The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords reigns forever.
Thank you for your continued faithfulness in your ministry! It is a great gift to me!
Beautiful said and so powerful!! Thank you and God bless you.
I love our Lord and yes I know I rebel against him because I’m a weak fleshy sinner but no matter how hard I try I keep messing up. I’m not going to give up on my faith but I do wish I could be and upright Christian always.
instead of a wobbly weak one. It’s like always feel judged in church like I can’t be myself.
Are you projecting your guilt onto other people?
Remember, most people go to church for the same reasons you do, to learn about their Savior.
We all fall short of the glory of God.
God is our refuge and ever present help in trouble.
Repent and be restored. Rely on the Holy Spirit for strength.
But, feeling judged by a whole church just means that you are projecting your guilt onto other people.
Annie – The best way we can strengthen ourselves in the Lord is to keep exercising. The Bible says “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.” In Romans 7, Paul was frustrated by the fact that the good things he knew he should do, he didn’t seem to do while the bad things he knew he shouldn’t do, that’s what he did. I think God purposely put these things in the Bible to encourage us when we feel discouraged and defeated.
Keep getting up, keep staying the Word, learn to listen to and obey the voice of the Holy Spirit when He speaks to you or warns you to stay away from a certain activity. One thing I’ve found helpful is instead of trying to work on a dozen things in my life, I pick one thing and work on it until I’ve overcome it and then move on to another thing.
Many times, after we’ve overcome one area in our life, it will affect many other areas in our life and as we grow like that over time, it’s much easier to see progress. Let the Lord speak to you about what area to focus on….and then strengthen that area with Scripture study, memorization, and meditation.
One more thing, remember that the church is made up of people….broken, flawed people who probably feel very much like you do. Many times, when people feel insecure about their flaws and shortcomings, they overcompensate by measuring themselves against someone they feel is more flawed than they are.
Knowing this, I challenge you to pray for them, that they will daily receive God’s grace, that they will grow, that they will be blessed, and that the church as a whole will learn to love each other the way God intends.
I pray this encourages you today! Keep going! Don’t give up!
I’ve been seeing many reminders lately (warnings) that God is King and those who rebel against him cannot win.
I believe our time is short. I pray that men (and women) will see the truth and fall down before a holy God before it’s too late.
Thank you for saying, “we did not evolve and we are not here by chance”. This is something that is becoming a very confusing issue in many churches. I recently heard a minister within the Methodist Church say, from the pulpit (!), “We aren’t going to debate evolution, we know it happened…” Needless to say that created a whole conversation with my kids that night! Thank you for always keeping it real!
Thank you for these words of encouragement. God is good.