Seventh Stage: Open Rebellion
This is the stage where deceived insurrectionists fight openly against authority. This open fight comes about because of the confidence the rebel develops over the months and years.
He gains psychological support by gaining the support of some of the people he talked to. Remember that Lucifer gained the support of over a third of the angels. He has had time to analyze the merits and demerits of the person against whom he is rebelling.
Then suddenly, he exposes himself to be what he is at heart.
1.Lucifer did this.
And there was war in heaven …and the dragon [the devil] fought…
2.Absalom fought against his father.
And David said… Behold, my son (Absalom), which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life…
2 Samuel 16:11
3.Absalom tried to become his father in allaspects, including in the bedroom.
…and Absalom went in unto his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.
2 Samuel 16:22
4.Judas betrayed and fought against his Lord and master.
...Judas…came, and with him a great multitude with swords…Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
Judas had told them to get a good hold of Christ and not to let him go.
This is the open fight against your master, teacher or your father. It is what we call the open rebellion stage of disloyalty. This leads us into the last and final stage of this drama; what we call the execution stage. Read more from one of the best books on loyalty by Dag Heward-Mills, Loyalty and disloyalty.