Jeremiah 23: 29: "Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?"
Defiance to Tyranny is Obedience to God
Exodus 2 - Moses parents defy Pharaoh's order to throw every male child in the Nile river.Joshua 2 - Rahab defies the king of Jericho to hand over the 2 spies sent by Joshua.1 Kings 22 - Prophet Micaiah defies the order of King Ahab to falsely prophesy for him.Esther 3 - Mordecai defies the order of Haman to bow down to him.Esther 5 - Esther defies the Persian law that no one shall come to the king's inner court without being called.Daniel 3 - The 3 Hebrew boys (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) defy the order to bow down to king Nebuchadnezzar's image of gold thus they were thrown into fiery furnace - we all know the miraculous story.Daniel 6 - Prophet Daniel defies the order of the king's decree prohibiting to pray to the one and true God except to King Darius thus he was thrown into lion's den - we all know the miraculous story.Acts 5 - Apostles Peter and John defy the order of the Sanhedrin which prohibits them to teach in the name of Jesus, they said "We ought to obey God rather than men."[Compiled by Chris Angeles]