Rebellion

by Jacob Dunbar

For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. (1 Corinthians 8:5-6)

Rebellion is not what you have been told

What is taught today to keep you controlled

Hierarchy of men is what we’ve been sold

But One is faithful over God’s household

 

Rebellion may not be quite what you think

The state of the church is quite in a stink

Usurpers abound This ship will soon sink

The Kingdom of God is right on the brink

 

Rebellion is taught to keep you under

Bound in chains as they pillage and plunder

The blindest guides they stumble and blunder

Obey my rule lest you feel my thunder

 

Here is the story of the first rebellion

An angel who left his proper dwelling

In what God gave him he was excelling

Because of this his head started swelling

 

Bow down to me he said to his equals

Now he has become the face of evil

All he does now is deceive the peoples

And keeps them walking on pins and needles

 

Cast down from his place he has been displaced

He’s built a kingdom of nothing but waste

To fire and destruction he will be chased

The memory of him will be erased

 

Avoid the trap to rule over others

Looking down on your sisters and brothers

Attempting to take what is another’s

What belongs to the one and true Father

 

Do not get sucked into this rancid trail

Or make yourself lord or magnify baal

Rejecting God’s Lordship-fall off the rail

Like Korah’s rebellion another sad tale


There once was a man appointed to lead

His name was Moses destined to succeed

But another arose driven by greed

His name was Korah sprung up like a weed

 

Poor Korah denied God’s chosen servant

His mind was made up with no deterrent

misguided by the slippery serpent

He washed away with a massive current

 

This is a lesson for us to now learn

Something we absolutely must discern

Selfish ambition causes most to spurn

And reject God’s Leader with no concern

 

There is now a man appointed to lead

His name is Jesus destined to succeed

But others arise driven by greed

Their false reign cut off much like a weed

 

These men now deny God’s chosen true King

God’s chosen servant His only offspring

The kingdoms they build amount to nothing

They are blown away undone before spring

 

If it were better for Jesus to leave

The  Father’s promise we now do receive

Though you cannot see him only believe

Don’t bow to men who will only deceive

 

The Holy Spirit is Lord over all

Indwelling each saint our crown and enthrall

Don’t follow Apollos don’t follow Paul

Don’t look to men for the haughty will fall

 

He is your teacher He is your true guide

Don’t listen to those led away by pride

Brothers and sisters we sit side by side

There is just one King who is qualified

Wellsprings of Rest

© 2020 Jacob Dunbar