Echoes From the Campfire

They get drawn into the dark side of the law because they’re lazy and think it’ll be a quick way to get money.”
             –C.J. Petit (South of Denver)

    “Help each other to stand firm in the faith every day, while it is still called “today”, and beware that none of you becomes deaf and blind to God through the delusive glamour of sin.”
             –Hebrews 3.13 Phillips
My mercy, what will be the next piece of mass hysteria?  I just read where the “experts”, whoever they are, said that we will not be able to cope with all of the PTSD that the coronavirus “pandemic” will have caused.  People will not be able to cope with life because of all the stress put upon them by the virus.  Goodness gracious, get a grip!  It´s no wonder with all the whining and crying out there from the youth.  How did we ever come to raise a generation or two of crybabies?  This is not America!  Where is the work ethic?  Where is the Yankee ingenuity?  Where is the faith in God?  I used to hand out whinybaby awards, but now I suppose that would be considered abuse or “racist” of some kind.
    Perhaps this epidemic will shake some people to realize that they need the Lord on their side, or perhaps they will go the way of Cuomo and say God is not helping us, we are winning this on our own.  Christians are more comfortable with this life that they are not looking to God and for heaven.  Lord, help us!

         “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.”
                     –1 Timothy 4:1-2 (NKJV)

         “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.”
                     –2 Thessalonians 2:3 (NKJV)

These verses should haunt us right now.  They should consistently be on our minds.  All of these verses bother me, and I see it in our country today.  One phrase the especially seems significant is the last one in Timothy, “having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.”  When people thrive on hatred there is something wrong.  When people seek the legal death of a child through abortion their minds must be seared.
    I see where the virus is beginning to spread in Africa.  However, they are facing a more serious problem–that of famine.  These are all signs of the beginnings of “birth pangs” and it will only get worse.  It should be a wake up call for the true child of God–get ready the Lord is coming!
    Here is some sound advice from a friend of mine, Bob Paton(you might want to check out his blog:  “Learning Daily”):  “Your protection against such demonic deception and activity is to remain totally loyal to the Lord Jesus Christ, obedient to the Word of God, and to have a love for the truth.  Be aware of persons with such great charisma that people follow him and his deceptive teachings, teachings that are mixed with truth and error.  May this awareness be accompanied by a desire to do the will of God, to walk in His righteousness, and walk in the fear of God.”
    PTSD?  Mankind will completely lose its mind (and soul) after the Rapture of the Church.  Not only will there be mass hysteria but men will tear at men, chaos will abound and evil will reign upon the face of the earth.