1 Samuel 15:23 says Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. So, what is Subtle Rebellion. Subtle Rebellion is rebellion with at smile. it’s not outright blatant government over throw – per say, but a sneaky behind the scenes irritation in the small things that seemingly go unnoticed. Its those things that show a blatant disrespect for limits, rules, and others. God tell us that as long as we have a Rebellious spirit leading our life he cant use us.