Echoes From the Campfire

A man can always try to run from things he doesn’t like to remember, but I’ve never heard of it working out.”
              –Luke Short (The Whip)

    “I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound.  Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”
              –Philippians 4:12(NKJV)
Hope, where has hope gone?  People have gone crazy, running around in a panic; just being plain stupid.  Christians have not been immune from this.  Where is their hope?  Folks, if you do not know Christ, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
    Look at the rider of the third horse–the one on the black horse.  He holds scales in his hands.  Economic crisis! This has been going on, especially in Europe, but what will things be like as a result of this current virus?  The whiners will whine even more, their cries will rise in a crescendo.  College students will continue to bemoan the fact that they owe money on loans they knew they would have to repay.  The clamor for socialism will continue from moronic lips.  Somewhere in the midst of the economic chaos will come a man bringing a false hope–the Antichrist.
    The pale horse–ridden by Death.  Look at his power, and if you’re not a believer, look and tremble.

       “I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.”
               –Revelation 6:8 (NASB)

Sword, famine, pestilence, and wild beasts will take the lives of a fourth of the world’s population.  People would still look to that pseudo-hope–the Antichrist.
    Listen, today is the day of salvation.  Today, is the day of hope.  Accept Christ now, or face worse turmoil and chaos than you’ve ever seen before.
    In these frustrating times be people of faith.  That does not mean you are foolish, but neither do you walk and cower in fear.  This virus is not sent by God, but He can use it to get your attention.  In these perilous times:

         “Instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus.”
               –Titus 2:12-13 (NASB)