Echoes From the Campfire

What is important is the way we choose to live the life we have, however long or short it may be.  God will be the judge.”
               –Dan Arnold  (Alta Vista)

    “Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.”
               –Luke 12:23 (NKJV)
Just a few words here today.  Something to ponder.  First, I want to ask if you are faithful?  Charles H. Spurgeon said that, “The faithfulness of man is a very unreliable affair; it is mere vanity…  If we are found faithful, it will be because God is faithful.”  The faith of man is fickle.  He may strive to be faithful, but it will be because of God, yet the Lord desires for us to be faithful.  However, we never have to fear, because God is faithful.

         “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
                     –1 Corinthians 1:9 (NKJV)

Take a moment to ponder the words of Spurgeon as he describes the faithfulness of God.

         “We are variable as the wind, frail as a spider’s web, weak as water.  No dependence can be placed upon our natural qualities or our spiritual attainments; but God abides faithful.  He is faithful in His love; He knows no variableness, neither shadow of turning.  He is faithful to His purpose; He does not begin a work and then leave it undone.  He is faithful to His relationships; as a Father He will not renounce His children, as a friend He will not deny His people, as a Creator He will not forsake the work of His own hands.  He is faithful to His promises and will never allow one of them to fail to a single believer.  He is faithful to His covenant, which He has made in us in Christ Jesus and ratified with the blood of His sacrifice.  He is faithful to His Son and will not allow His precious blood to be spilt in vain.  He is faithful to His people to whom He has promised eternal life and from whom He will not turn away.”

If God were not faithful to us, there would be no use.  As anarchy would prevail upon the earth, so it would within our soul.  Great is His faithfulness!  Keep this in mind, “This faithfulness of God is the foundation and cornerstone of our hope of final perseverance.  The saints shall persevere in holiness, because God perseveres in grace.  He perseveres to bless, and therefore believers persevere in being blessed.  He continues to keep His people, and therefore they continue to keep His commandments.” (Spurgeon)
I hope you realize this, that we are in a very fierce war.  So far, there have been few casualties that have resulted in death, but there have certainly been casualties of the soul.  There are those in America who are trying to cut out the very soul, the very heart of our great republic.  If things continue on the present course there very well could be a war in which weapons to kill the body are used.
    Whenever I see those of “Antifa” running around two things quickly pop up in my mind.  The first is a bunch of ants scurrying around.  In their little black outfits they remind me of an ant pile that has been disturbed.  The second, which is close to the truth, is that they move above, sneaky, hiding their faces, bullying, and brandishing their hatred and I think of a horde of demons.  In fact, they are humans carrying out the works of the devil; they are truly exhibiting the spirit of antichrist.
    I have always said that something has to happen to America before the return of the Lord.  Folks it is upon us.
         “Nobody ever believes it until it is too late.  Everyone has the same idea:  that it could not happen to them.  It is always happening to somebody else, and you see it in the papers, and don’t credit it.  Thieves, outlaws and the like, now, they are no braver than you, and most times less brave.  They just figure you will be scared to a jelly, and will do nothing to defend yourself because you think they are so dangerous.”
       –Louis L’Amour (The Man From Skibereen)