The R.I.O.T. Podcast aka "Righteous Invasion Of Truth" is a Fun Loving upbeat weekly Christian Podcast. This powerful Podcast will boost your day and spiritual growth with relevant conversations on today’s hot topics. Practical discussion on how to share your faith, how to see the news from God's eyes, and how to answer your Faith's hardest questions.
Hosted by three Pastors from Orlando, FL. - Affectionately called "City Beautiful" by people who know and love it. Every Thursday we release an episode that speaks to people who are looking for a word of encouragement, love to laugh, and want to be encouraged in their faith. Our topics are wide-ranging, it really depends on what is happening in the world. We bring a fresh, relevant outlook on things in the news, we discuss ways how to share their faith and how to see everything from Gods' perspective. We will answer hard topic questions that are relevant to our faith such as, "If God is such a good God why does he allow hurricanes to kill people, or a terrorist, etc?" Our guests are business owners, entrepreneurs, authors, artists, Pastors, musicians, and unique characters we know or happen to run into. Most often these are people in love with Jesus and have a story to tell. No matter what or who we are recording, we want you to feel like you're hanging out with friends and taking part in a community of unique and interesting people.
Prophecy End Times – Rapture could it happen today
Welcome to today’s RIOT Podcast, a Christian podcast. We are so glad you joined us today! In this episode of RIOT, Pete, Barry and Bob go deeper into Prophecy and End Times as they go through a book called “End Times in Chronological Order” by Ron Rhodes. Today they talk about the different views of the Rapture. There are views on pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, post-tribulation, as well as all Millennial. Pre-Tribulation is the point of view we are taking when it comes to the Rapture and we believe that the church will be spared.
There are 6 Reason why we believe in Pre Tribulation
1. Tribulation period is for Israel and not the Church. The prophecy in Dan 9 is talking about the end times and the 70 week of Tribulation is referencing Israel. Romans 11:5 it talks about the Fullness of the gentiles or the church must be completed before God comes back again.
2. In Rev 3:10 Jesus says he will keep the church from the hour of testing, or the wrath of God
3. In Rev 1-3 it talks about the church, in rev 4 onwards the church is not mention until rev 19 and we come back again with Christ.
4. Bible tells us in Colossians 3 that the church is to look for the coming of Jesus and not the antichrist coming. We are to beware of false prophets but look for Jesus coming
5. In Rev 4 it says Meta tauta, after these things. After what things well Rev 1-3 is talking about the church so after these things is after the church has been raptured. We get taken 2 chapters before the tribulation starts
6. In Rev 19 We the saints come back with him to the earth, so that to me says we’re with him already.
● 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord,4 that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
● John 14:1-3 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;1 believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
● 1 Corinthians 15:51-54 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
● Revelation 3:10 for example Jesus promises the church in Philadelphia, I will keep you from the hours of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
● Romans 5:9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
Is the Church Broken? RIOT Podcast
Is the church broken? Today on the RIOT Podcast, a Christian podcast we will be discussing this topic with our special guest Chad Harper. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss. Thanks for joining us today, enjoy!
BLOG BY Jen Abel: Exvangelical
Jen Abel said, “I see my conservative evangelical friends lamenting the shrinking of their churches and whispering prayer requests for those who aren’t “walking with the Lord” any more. Hashtag “exvangelical” is trending on Twitter. There’s an entire corner of TikTok with videos about deconstructing faith or coming out of fundamentalism. Clearly, this is a hot topic in Christianity right now.”
What is fundamentalism?– a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture.
What is Legalism?– The word “legalism” does not occur in the Bible. “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters” (Romans 14:1). Sadly, there are those who feel so strongly about non-essential doctrines that they will run others out of their fellowship, not even allowing the expression of another viewpoint.
Colossians 2:20-23 “Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: ‘Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!’? These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.”
Legalists may appear to be righteous and spiritual, but legalism ultimately fails to accomplish God’s purposes because it is an outward performance instead of an inward change.
What is Christian nationalism, and how is it different from Christianity? Christian nationalism is the belief that the American nation is defined by Christianity, and that the government should take active steps to keep it that way. Christianity loves all people as Jesus loves them
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Hard Passages in the Bible to Understand
Hard Passages in the Bible to Understand is what we are discussing on today’s RIOT Podcast, Christian Podcast. The Bible contains a variety of genres or styles of writing ranging from the overtly poetic, such as the Psalms, to prophetic writings, wisdom literature, apocalyptic literature and more. Knowing what kind of passage we are dealing with often helps our interpretation of it. Related to this are questions of interpreting the Bible literally or figuratively
So we must study the passage in content as well as interpret the text correctly. To do so bible scholars call this exegesis and hermeneutics. Exegesis has to do with reading and interpreting the text by drawing out from it what it is communicating. Hermeneutics is about the ways you discover meaning in the Bible for your life and your era today. It’s a type of discernment process.
The truth of the matter is that there are no hard questions that have not already been asked and answered many, many times. All we need is the willingness to seek an answer.
1. What Jesus Knows- Mark 13:32 But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
The passage can’t be plucked out and interpreted in isolation, but must be understood with other comments in which Jesus discusses the relationship of the Father and the Son.
• It is similar to Matthew 20:23, “To sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”
• Yet it must be placed alongside Matthew 11:27, “All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him,”
• John 3:35, “the Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand,” and similar passages attesting to the divinity of the Son.
2. Lot Offers His Daughters for Rape Genesis 19:8 Behold, I have two daughters who have not known man; let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please; only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.
The offer of Lot to sacrifice his daughters echoes other sacrifices of loved ones in the Bible, such as Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Sarah (twice, in Genesis 12:13 and 20: 2) to the lust of Abimelech and Pharaoh, and the sacrifice of Isaac. In none of the cases is the sacrifice necessary, but it is offered to show the seriousness of the situation.
3. Children Eaten by Bears 2 Kings 2:23- 24 [Elisha] went up from there to Bethel; and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys.
This is just a tale to instruct children in respect, and therefore it’s meant to teach a lesson and not literal. It was meant to show the power of the prophet’s word and the respect due to him. It’s also worth noting that the word translated as “small boys” in English can also mean young men. This may well have been a mob intent on doing Elisha harm.
4. Amputation for Touching a man’s g******s- Deuteronomy 25:11-12 When men fight with one another, and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, then you shall cut off her hand; your eye shall have no pity.
JPS Torah Commentary says: “The meaning is: If a person is attacking another in a potentially lethal way (such as seizing his g******s, which is considered a lethal spot), you may even wound the attacker if that is necessary to save the victim (‘you may even cut off her hand’); if that
What does Gods discipline look like?
What does Gods discipline look like? The Lord’s discipline is an often-ignored fact of the life of a follower of Christ. We often complain about our circumstances without realizing that they are the consequences of our own sin and are a part of the Lord’s loving and gracious discipline for that sin. This self-centered ignorance can contribute to the formation of habitual sin in a believer’s life, incurring even greater discipline.
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Unpacking Hard Bible Passages
Today on the RIOT Podcast the guys will be unpacking hard bible passages and expound upon the meaning of them.
• Jesus said Let the Dead Bury the Dead (Matthew 8:22; Luke 9:60)
The way the wording of the young man’s request is presented means that the father was still living, and the son was asking for permission to fulfill his family duties until his father passed. So Jesus is heightening the urgency of his kingdom work and placing loyalty to his cause above cultural expressions of family loyalties.
• You Must Hate Your Parents, Spouse, Siblings, and Children (Matthew 10:37 Luke 14:26)
Mathew 10: 34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— 36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’[c] 37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
• Sell What You Have (Matthew 19:21; Mark 10:17-22; Luke 18:22)
Matthew 19:21, “Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.
• Cannibalism – This is a Prophesy given to Israel during prosperous times ( Deuteronomy 28:52-57,
Then the Prophesy was fulfilled 2 kings 6:27
The Bible describes a God who is three times holy. He is HOLY. HOLY. HOLY. He is who He is, and He is not subject to our judgment or approval. He is glorified in the display of His mercy and He is glorified in the display of His judgments.
• Revelation 4:8 ESV And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come
• Psalm 96:9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!
• Psalm 104:1 ESV Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty
• Why is understanding His Holiness important for us today?
Judgment will come upon all the earth one day
Revelation 20:11-15 “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
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How to Identify a Spiritual Attack -Christian Podcast
Thanks for joining us this week on the RIOT Podcast, a Christian podcast talking about today’s hot topics! This week Pete, Bob and Barry will be discussing How to identify a Spiritual Attack with their special guest Rick Blythe of Encouraging God’s Servants.
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Ever felt like no matter what you say or do—something is out to get you? Well as a follower of God the Bible tells us that there is a cosmic war happening, and we are the battlefield. God wants us to follow Him, but there is an enemy (the devil) who is doing everything he can to make us choose anything else but God. It goes so far as to say the enemy seeks to steal, kill, and destroy us (John 10:10). He’s got a lot of experience and has a solid playbook. Now we’re not saying every bad thing happening in your life is a supernatural attack, but there is an enemy working against us (1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour).
How do you know if we are under Spiritual Attack?
1. LOSS OF SPIRITUAL DESIRE. The goal of any spiritual attack is to turn you away from what God wants to do in your life.
2. PHYSICAL FATIGUE. Keep in mind that we are created beings—spirit, soul, and body. Many times we face our greatest attacks just before a great promotion by God or just after a great victory. Keep in mind when you’re going through it—an attack could very well be an indication that you are about to be promoted or just had a great victory. (Satan attacks our bodies)
3. WHEN THE RESOURCES GO DRY. There are times when it seems that all of your resources dry up at the same time. The enemy attacks to take your eyes off of God and put your eyes on money. If he can get you worrying rather than worshipping, you will start making decisions based on opportunity rather than anointing. Stay close to God in both the good times and the bad times.
4. WEAK PRAYER LIFE. Is it a weakening prayer life? “Could you not watch with Me one hour?” Jesus asked His disciples. Then He told them, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matt. 26:40-41).
5. FEELING OVERWHELMED AND HELPLESS. The word circumstance comes from two words: circum (encircle) and stance (stand). In other words, you are standing encircled by what’s going on. It doesn’t take long for feelings of being overwhelmed to lead to hopelessness. The Bible says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Prov. 13:12). It also tells us, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). If the enemy can get you to lose hope, he can get you to stop living by faith.
6. OLD HABITS AND LIFESTYLES RESURFACE. These old sinful habits that your soul wants to fall back on when things aren’t going your way—things that indulge the flesh. If this begins to happen, do not ignore the warning conviction of the Holy Spirit.
7. PULLING AWAY FROM GODLY RELATIONSHIPS. Look around. Have you pulled out of relationships with people at church or with people in your small group? Are more and more of your friends carnally minded rather than spiritually minded? If so, you are stumbling around the battleground and the enemy has a target on your head.
How to battle against the spiritual Attack?
• Acknowledge there is an attack – be prepared in season and out of season 2 Tim 4
• Identify what kind of attack it is
• Put on the full armor of God and resist the devil -Ephesians 6:10-18
Now that we are prepared with our armor we are to be on the offensive and rebuke in prayer: 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind,