Echoes From the Campfire

I declared war on Satan a long time ago and it’s his work you’re about tonight.”
               –Elmer Kelton  (Badger Boy)

    “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
               –Ephesians 2:1-2 (NKJV)
“Three things led to death in the jungles of Vietnam,” was told me by several combat veterans of that war.  These three things were:  complacency, curiosity, and compromise.  The same is true of the battle against Satan and his evil followers.  The Book of Judges touches on each of those deadly pitfalls, but I want to take a minute and look at compromise.  Once a person begins to compromise it is hard for them to stop.  

         “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”
                    –Judges 21:25(NKJV)

Why do we see chaos, confusion, horror, and terror along the streets of America?  One reason is that there is no “King” in America.  Taken and pushed aside is God.  A forgotten relic of days gone by.  Oh, He might have been important once; yes, He might have helped us in times of trouble in the past, but now; now we are more enlightened and know what to do…  And look where it has gotten us when we began to do things that were right in the eyes of man.
    Over and over God had to send someone to help Israel when they began to lower their standards and compromised with the people around them.  God always presents an opportunity for repentance and revival, but people have to be ready to accept and stopped compromising.  Gary Inrig wrote, “Unless we grab hold of the great principles of spiritual living…we may find ourselves to be spiritual dropouts, mere spectators at the climax of the invisible war between God and Satan or, even worse, spiritual casualties.”
    The shootings that are seeming to become part of the norm, are caused by moral collapse.  When a large portion of the nation clamors that they have the right to murder unborn infants, how can they be appalled by someone else being murdered?  When man turns away from God’s law, how can they know what is right?  Inrig continues, “Much more than I want to admit, many Christians live, act, and choose as if God’s Word had never been written.”  People are doing right in their own eyes!
    Drag queens in libraries and schools of elementary children are applauded.  The gay lifestyle is accepted and they flaunt their lifestyle and dare others to contradict them, the gender confusion and I could go on.  And we wonder why things happen in America?  Moral collapse–people doing right in their own eyes.  To turn our backs upon God eventually will bring disaster.
    We are fighting those who do not want to obey the laws of the law (i.e., the Constitution), but demand that sharia law should be their law.  I often wonder why those come to the U.S. for freedom from the lives they were living in other countries and then demand to live under the laws of the country they came from.  Hmmm, one thing for sure it is doing right in their own eyes.
    God does not allow compromise.  You cannot read either the Old or the New Testaments and realize that.  Come out from among them, separate yourselves, having nothing to do with the world, make no covenant with them…  What have we done?  The opposite, in the name of tolerance and political correctness we have compromised.  A clever, evil scheme by the devil that is centuries old.
    We must be committed to serving a sovereign God.  One that declared that compromise with heathen and pagan people will not be allowed.  There can be no covenant with the enemy for the enemy was still the enemy.  There is much danger in compromise, in doing things that are right in your own eyes.  Heed the words of God in Exodus 23:32-33 (NKJV).

        “You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”