INSURGENCE OF RIOTOUS
TIMES

By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel


INTRODUCTION

Insurgence of riotous times can be seen in many of the destructive ways that are being entertained by those who have entered into being a companion of such.  

Scripture reveals:  Whoso keeps the law is a wise (or discerning) son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father (Proverbs 28:7).  When the righteous are (increased) in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn (or groan) (Proverbs 29:2).  

A Bible commentary noted: Companion of riotous men refers to one who has indulged in sensual appetites with others, bringing himself at last to disgrace and shame, being perceived as having allowed such to occur. 


Insurgence of Riotous Times - Surfacing of Racism

We are seeing leadership loosing respect and effectiveness.  We are seeing an insurgence of riotous times in the racism that is surfacing.  It is as an in-grown toe nail that hurts, until dealt with, or a cancer that threatens life unless addressed!

Insurgence of riotous times denotes:  Unrestrained immorality, chaotic times with a struggle that erupts into violence.  Such is happening in many nations having placed God in the background; rather than the forefront!  The evilness of man is released under such chaotic conditions.

Fleshly Desires

There is an insurgence of fleshly desires as the morals of the land are pushed aside.  Nudity, foul language, indecent dress, are but a few of the things which are being pushed to the hilt by the ungodly.  In many Western nations, modern day technology has made the feeding of fleshly desires readily available; with such devices taken over by the ungodly to spew forth filth and degradation that pollutes the land. 

Scripture reveals:  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  And the world passes away, and the lust thereof; but he that does the will of God abides forever (1 John 2:16-17).

Bandwagon of Hatred

Many have jumped on the bandwagon of hatred; rather than national unity.  Freedom of speech has become brutalized and hateful; far from the original concept envisioned.  The mainstream and social media have helped nourish the growth of disunity; along with individuals who support the ungodly issues of our day.

There are many who receive that which is being promulgated without seeking out the truth.  The door has been opened for such to be spewed out with little restraint.  Modern day technology; when properly applied, is a good thing but can also be used by the ungodly to spread their agenda. 

Coming Together - Not for the Better

The apostle Paul, in addressing the church at Corinth, declared:  Now in this that I declare to you I praise you not, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse (1 Corinthians 11:17).  There was division and a "Coming Together" for the wrong purpose that darkened the reason of the gathering.  

It is a sad state when we cannot see a "Coming Together" towards what is good for a nation rather than personal gain or status.  Many individuals have chosen to be vindictive in spirit rather than seek to unify for the common good of the country.

Restored Peace and Order

Insurgence of riotous times has preempted God who is the able to restore peace to a willing people.  It will take God to restore order to any nation.  Riotous times will continue until the Peace-giver is recognized by man.

Jesus said:  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).  As one watches the news; which is world-wide through modern technology, one can readily see the turmoil and unrest of today.  One can also identify with the fact that most suggested solutions do not include God.

God use to be the solid foundation of many nations; until He began to be edged out by the ungodly.  Such has not gone unnoticed by God.  Scripture reveals: The Lord looks from heaven; he beholds all the sons of men.  From the place of his habitation he looks upon all the inhabitants of the earth.  He fashions their hearts alike; he considers all their works (Psalm 33:13-15).

Lifeline in Christ

Insurgence of riotous times is the fulfilling of prophecy.  Jesus revealed  a time of men's hearts failing them for (or from) fear, and for looking (or expectation of) those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken (Luke 21:26).

When one absorbs the news of the day; it does not paint a pretty picture, only of troublesome times that exist worldwide.  However, even in midst of troublesome times, a lifeline has been thrown to those who are perishing. 

Scripture reveals: God sent not his Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God (John 3:17-18).

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