By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel
Swarm of evils comes from Greek mythology in which a story is told of a box sent by the gods to Pandora, which she was forbidden to open. She opened the box out of curiosity that loosened a swarm of evils upon mankind; a prolific source of troubles.
Evil is defined as morally objectionable behavior which causes harm or destruction. It gives disposition to do wrong bringing wickedness and depravity upon mankind. It has been said that such will take one where they never intended to go; it will keep one longer than they intended to stay, and cost one more than they intended to pay.
Swarm of evils invading a once godly nation festers and grows; unless dealt with as in the case of Nineveh of old (Jonah 3:10), because of there destructive nature, bringing in the wrath of God. (Comment)
Noah H. Mack, in a sermon titled "Little Foxes" noted: Those who have been responsible for the housekeeping have not been watchful enough and let the little foxes creep into the vineyard and now they are so numerous that they cannot be driven out by ordinary methods of teaching and warning, for they well-nigh have possession of the vineyard.
Those words were proclaimed in the 30's; how much more are we seeing a swarm of evils invade nations that were once under the influence of God's Word? One man noted: Evil unchecked grows and evil tolerated poisons the whole system (Jawaharlal Nehru).
We are seeing a swarm of evils because of a society that has allowed the occurrence of such. We are seeing laws and rulings instituted that gives leeway for the ungodliness of man to usher in whatever his heart desires. There is no faithfulness (or uprightness) in their mouth; their inward part is destruction; their throat is an open tomb; they flatter with their tongue (Psalm 5:9).
The moral compass is no longer heeded too when evil begins to dominate the scene, no longer sensitive to the guiding principles of God's Word; making way for the swarm of evils that dominate today's society.
There is gross immorality that is being consumed through various venues that have sprung up in these latter days, with technology that enhances growth. As the swarm of evils becomes more prominent; society continues to be in opposition to the Word of God which exposes such deeds (John 3:20).
There is concern towards a nation's being vulnerability to invasion from those outside its borders; when the greatest concern should be of the evil influences from within that have already invaded.
The swarm of evils engulfing a nation have become so numerous, and acceptable, that they have become as a cancerous growth that continues unabated. Acceptance of ungodly advances has dominated many once godly nations, allowing its influence to be manifested, even in the leadership.
We are seeing evilness of man rise in an alarming display of ungodliness; with immorality that should raise one's eyebrows but does not. Many have become enslaved to devices that bring sin and ungodly content to one's door step. Many are embracing sinful advances without a clue to their destructive nature.
A Sunday school commentary noted: All around us are the signs that modern man refuses to accept the fact that sin is his problem. Many no longer call homosexuality a sin but an alternate lifestyle.
Adultery is now viewed by some as merely a relationship. Abortion is now considered an expression of a woman's right. This was written 19 years ago; with a swarm of evils coming on the scene since those words were penned.
A Sunday school commentary noted: Where there is no fear of God, no reverence for God, every evil can and will abound. The idea that humans will be good without God is a deceptive fallacy.
When people are devoid of the knowledge and wisdom that come from believing God and having reverence for Him, they become morally corrupt, exceedingly evil, violent and destructive.
We are seeing this truth come to fruition with the end result of a swarm of evils plaguing mankind that cannot be abated without God's intervention and man's willingness to repent as Nineveh.
Depart from evil and do good; seek peace, and pursue it (Psalm 34:13). Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be held guilty (Psalm 34:21). Fret not yourself in wise to do evil (Psalm 37:8).
Throughout God's Word it gives warning regarding evil; to forsake it, not even give ear to it. To abhor that which is evil, cling to that which is good (Romans 12:21). That one should not lust after evil things (1 Corinthians 10:6). Abstain from all appearance of evil (Ephesians 5:16). Evil men, and seducers shall grow worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived (2 Timothy 3:13).
Many nations have given allowance for a swarm of evils to come into existence. An article in the late 90's proclaimed: If humanity continues to drift morally and socially during the next century as it did during the present one, we will sink into the abyss of total corruption and despair.
There is a swarm of evils that has penetrated the social structure of many once godly nations with little desire to offset such. There is a growing tendency towards acceptance rather than rejection. The likelihood of one's being caught up in such becomes more advanced when the Word of God is not promulgated to its fullness.
Know this that in the last days perilous times shall come: Men shall be lovers of their own selves, proud, unholy, despisers of those that are good, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof; from such turn away (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
A swarm of evils will resonate towards acceptance when one chooses to ignore God's Word. Many churches of the Western world no longer stand for the moral truths identified in God's Word; allowing compromise to set in, rather than strict adherence to the Unadulterated Word of God.
One man noted: I never wonder to see men wicked but I often wonder to see them not ashamed (Jonathan Swift). The prophet Jeremiah, in speaking the words of the Lord, said: Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed, neither could the blush (Jeremiah 6:15).
There is little shame in the swarm of evils that has befallen mankind; in that many openly proclaim their ungodliness with pride. Laws and rulings are being promulgated that helps open the door of acceptance rather than rejection.
Scripture reveals that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved (or exposed) (John 3:19-20).
God is longsuffering, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). He gave his only begotten Son (the Lord Jesus Christ), that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God remains on him (John 3:36).
Let not the swarm of evils that has befallen man, because of the fallen nature of man, be an influence rather than the instructive Word of God!
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