Echoes from the Campfire

Well–well, if you believed in God your case would not be hopeless. But some men–a few out of the man wanderers–find God out here in these wilds.”
–Zane Grey (Wanderer of the Wasteland)

“Yes, the day of the Lord will be dark and hopeless, without a ray of joy or hope.”
–Amos 5:20 (NLT)
“You are of your father the devil, and it is your will to practice the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks what it natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies and half-truths. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me [and continue in your unbelief].”
–John 8:44-45 (AMP)

I don’t know why we should be surprised, but the closer we are to the coming of the Lord, the more we are going to see the works of evil. People in high places are either completely fools, completely deceived, or completely trying to deceive others. More than likely they are a combination of the three. Look at the news and in some of them you can actually see in their faces the deceitfulness of their heart. I watched one senator, upon asking a Christian who was being interviewed for office, if he thought because of his beliefs that Muslims and others are condemned. When he was answered I thought the senator was going to burst a blood vessel in his neck.
Be ready, and again I’ll say be ready for the attacks are only going to increase. The agenda of the world is definitely against those of the Word. Another thing to be careful of is compromise. Jesus, never compromised the truth. He never apologized for speaking and living the truth. There is no blending of light and darkness. Jesus dealt in the area of truth, not public relations. When people disregard the truth, they show who their real father is.
By their fruits you shall know them–look at what is being said. Look at how the news and the truth is being twisted. The term is now “fake news.” Nonsense, call it what it is–LIES. I am not a conspiracist by any means, but there is one great conspiracy out there and it is led by the devil.
“We set our place, we set our pace
we fill our calendar
We haven’t any time to waste
so, we must whip and spur
Go, sieze the day. Go, make the hay
the sun won’t always shine
And nothing takes forever
‘specially, running out of time.”
–Waddie Mitchell

Now, I’m not one who claims to have too many friends. Maybe it’s because I not such a friendly person. But in the last couple of weeks I’ve felt the hearts of many whom I will claim as friend. Sometimes we tend to drift apart, not necessarily purposeful, but life just sort of happens. Then we have those special times when we have what we call a “homecoming” or maybe better in our case right now a “going-away.”
We get busy, busy, and more busy. Our calendars are full and we make them more full by adding things that might not necessarily be that important. We put friends aside, not really meaning to, but busyness gets in the way. Then, all of a sudden, we find that we have run out of time.
Here’s a little saying that makes a lot of horse sense. It is kind of a good way to look at life.

“You miss a lot when you travel at a gallop.”

Now I know there are times to get up and get moving! Sometime you have to put the spur to life, but more often than not we miss some of the things that the good Lord has given us to appreciate. It’s also hard to be aware of the things around you when you’re rushing around at a gallop; something might come upon you unawares.