Echoes From the Campfire

The good book never promised us rockin’ chairs, but it says we’re gonna have trials and tribulations…  I just like to shut down those trials before they start up all that tribulatin’.”
              –Lou Bradshaw  (Palouse)

    “And indeed, as your life was valued much this day in my eyes, so let my life be valued much in the eyes of the Lord, and let Him deliver me out of all tribulation.”
              –1 Samuel 26:24 (NKJV)
I was reading the other day and Psalm 2 was mentioned.  I want to take a minute this morning to ponder the first three verses.  With the pandemic and how the media is using it to breed panic, plus all the things that are happening behind closed doors, the agenda of the liberals–look at these verses.

         2.1, “Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?
         2.2, The kings of earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
         2.3, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.'” (NKJV)

The time is coming soon, no, the time is at hand.  There is a rebellion rising against the Lord.  It is taking the guise of Antifa, BLM, and other leftist agendas.  It is not just happening in our country either, but it is more pronounced here.  The nations are raging; the leaders are plotting against God.
    I sit, get angry though I try not to, but there is a move to destroy America.  With America’s conservative base gone the way is paved for a one-world system.  I would like nothing better than to see the smug look on their faces wiped off.  However, a voice comes to me–that they face an eternity in hell, and I go on to read verse 4-5, and it should make all of us tremble.

         2.4, “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision.
         2.5, Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure.” (NKJV)

God is serious, and this is one of the few times that Scripture states that He laughs.  But it is not a happy, joyous laugh; it is one of “the day of mocking is about over.”  The time of His patience is about to cease.  I don’t know how long mankind can mock and push God.  He withholds wrath and judgment upon the earth because of His mercy, kindness, and longsuffering.
    There will be a time when the Father will send His Son to earth:  first, for Him to bring His Bride to heaven, and second, to bring destruction upon the earth and set up His earthly kingdom.

         2.6, “You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Ponder those verses as you ponder the times in which we live.  Don’t spend too much time looking and reading about all the evil that is taking place, but be ready for the Lord to return.  With that being said, contemplate on the following:

         “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”
                           –Galatians 6:7 (NKJV)

         “I would also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes.”
                           –Proverbs 1:26(NKJV)

In fact, it would be good to read Proverbs 1:20-33.  God is loving and longsuffering, but there is a limit.  When are the scales tipped?  When is enough–enough?  When that takes place, and it will surely happen unless there is a great revival; be sure you are on the Lord’s side.