Echoes from the Campfire

I’ll let the future take care of itself. Whatever falls, I’ll be ready.”
–Zane Grey (Riders of the Purple Sage)

“For I am ready to set things right, not in the distant future, but right now! I am ready to save Jerusalem and show my glory to Israel.”
–Isaiah 46:13 (NLT)
“We, mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
–Declaration of Independence (last phrase)

Our country is in a mess, plain and simple. Stupidity and chaos are becoming the norm. This talk of impeachment because the President is incapable is getting headlines from the strange source–the media. If they really want to impeach someone because they are mentally impaired looked to Schumer, Warren, and especially Pelosi.
What has happened to “our sacred honor”? It has surely disappeared from many, especially those in the halls of power. Stupidity and arrogance are beginning to reign and who suffers? The people. And what is worse is the agenda of the media. I always believed that it would be the media that would help usher in the Antichrist. They call it fake news today, but in reality it is lies and who is the “father of lies”? Satan! I’m not a conspiracist by any means of the word, but there is a conspiracy from the pit of hell to prepare the way of the “lawless one.”
Honor is now a joke. Show me a honorable person and I will show you one who is mocked, ridiculed, and scorned. Many years ago aim was taken at our leadership. The idea was to show them as “real people” and to magnify their faults rather than emphasize their honor and achievements. Now look at the situation. Look at the “protestors”; they cover their faces for they do not want to be seen; where is the honor in that?
America! Wake up before it’s too late! I look at Texas and people are flooding in here from California, businesses and individuals. They want to get away from the political stupidity that is taking place there. However, when they get here they want and will vote in the very same things they are trying to get away from.
“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
–John 8:31-32 (NASB)

From the sermon I heard yesterday I jotted down some questions and notes. The pastor started the sermon out with this question, and it is vital and pertinent. “What will you do with your freedom?” Look at our society. People have freedom, but have forsaken its very important twin–responsibility. People are now using their freedom to destroy freedom.
When I was teaching the unit on the American Revolution I would give a paper titled, “Liberty vs Security.” We would go over the Declaration of Independence and Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty” speech. This was given every year for almost 30 years and in that time those who said Liberty was more important moved from the vast majority to the now minority. People just do not understand that to be truly safe and secure there must first be liberty. The danger comes when people misuse their liberty.
One other question posed by the pastor was this, “What prison are you in?” When true freedom is gone, there is nothing left but a prison of some sort. Take away liberty and the state has you bound. Take away the truth of Jesus Christ and there is nothing left but prisons. There are all kinds of prisons. They key is that the truth will set you free, and the condition is that you must continue in His Word.