And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her contenance was no more sad.
Simply, put a rebel is a person who willfully and consistently disobeys or resists and defies a higher authority. A major cause of rebellion is the world's satanic environment.
"The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one " The world in satan's power has developed a harmful culture with which Christians have to contend.
Much of that culture is coarser, more dangerous, and filled with more bad influences today than in the past. After Adam and Eve sinned and as the earth began to be filled with their offspring, satan questioned the motives of all humans
" People do not serve God because they love I can turn anyone against God.
" When we live in a way that pleases God, we actually help to give an answer to satan's false charges, and in that way we make God's heart rejoice.
The source and ground of all existence lies in the constantly outpouring life of God.
Moment by moment all creation is sustained by God. Creation is not just something that happened in the past.
Though there may been a beginning point, it was the beginning of an active relationship that never stops- a relationship that exists between God and every person and thing that exists. If this relationship were suddenly to stop, we and everything else that is would instantly cease to exist. But it is not just all being that is grounded in God: so too is all becoming.
The universe is a place of creativity, becoming, and transformation because these are fundamental properties of the God who sustains it.