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The Dangers Of Being United In Rebellion

While it is beneficial to walk in unity with others in any endeavor, any sort of unity that contradicts God's perfect will is counterproductive. As a result of this truth, anytime there is a call to unify around something, you must first determine what kind of cause it is and what kind of unity is required. Joining up with somebody on a whim might lead to a lot of pain.

This is exactly what occurred to King Jehoshaphat after forming an unholy alliance with the idolatrous King Ahab (1 Kings 22). Only God's kindness saved Jehoshaphat from an untimely death that had been planned for someone else.

It is a rebellious alliance when people band together to make something happen that is counter to God's will. The bad thing with wicked rebellious alliances is that they invariably end in disappointment and dishonor, as it did at the Tower of Babel.

God's command to humans was to fill and dominate the entire planet (Genesis 1:28, Isaiah 45:18), but they opted to build a city and a tower for reasons that were counter to God's command. Listen to what they said to each other in Genesis 11:4:

“And they said, Go to, let us construct a city and a tower, whose top may soar to heaven; and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered throughout the earth.”

They banded together to defy God's will, and God had to intervene so that His original plan could be carried out. It was necessary to confuse their unitary language for this reason.

The Tower of Babel offers us several things, the first of which is that anytime people congregate to rebel against God and godliness, God is always aware of it.

In Jesus' name, I hope that the Almighty God will always expose your enemies' malicious plans to you.

Second, God not only exposes but also intervenes in evil conspiracies. In Jesus' Name, I decree that those who are united against God's plan for your life will be baffled, and their plan will be defeated.

The partnership of Ahithophel and Absalom against David is an example of evil conspiracy (2 Samuel 15:12). David prayed to God to overthrow Ahithophel's bad advice, which He did (2 Samuel 15:31; 2 Samuel 17:23).

A third lesson for us is that when God intervenes to derail the plans of those who conspire against Him and His people, the adversaries are left befuddled and disorganized.

Beloved, Are you banding together in defiance with others? Please put an end to it.

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