Echoes From the Campfire

All the snakes in the West don’t crawl around in the brush.  Lots of them wear fancy suits and talk real pretty.  And they’re as deadly as an eight-foot rattler.”
              –Paul Bagdon  (Stallions at Burnt Rock)

    “‘For behold, I will send serpents among you, Vipers which cannot be charmed, And they shall bite you,’ says the Lord.”
              –Jeremiah 8:17 (NKJV)
         “Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.  And he said to his people, ‘Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we; come, let us deal shrewdly with them…'”
                   –Exodus 1:8-10 (NKJV)

A new “king” sits on the “throne in the White House.  He is not a king in the sense that we normally think of the term, but he is recognized as the leader of our nation.  When the inauguration took place I thought of the above verses.  I don’t think that Biden is the first president who “did not know Joseph.”  That began with Obama, when he declared that the United States was no longer a Christian nation.  By saying that he began to attack the very foundation upon which this nation was founded.
    Words from Deuteronomy 28 came to me.  That is a chapter of blessings and curses.  The nation that serves God will be blessed and the nation that does not will be cursed.  Then those haunting words from Isaiah came to mind:

         “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (5:20, NKJV)

We now have leaders who have done this.  Moral standards, God’s standards upon which this nation was founded, have been flipped aside or upside down.  To proclaim a truth other than God’s truth is to place the nation in a precarious position.  When man, particularly the leaders, begin to proclaim that they are more enlightened and know the truth better than the Almighty is dangerous indeed.
    I have mixed thoughts about someone who calls themselves a prophet, however, there are some words from Jonathan Cahn that speak the truth since they are based on the Word of God.  “If a nation…should uphold the ways of the Almighty, then it shall be upheld.  But if it should pass judgment upon the ways of the Almighty, then upon that nation shall the judgment of the Almighty be passed.”
    Is there a point of no return?  I don’t know.  I know that the Lord is merciful, but when a country has gone too far, and has declared themselves to be God in the sense that they know better than He does, is there hope?  Mercy will extend to the individuals, but to the nation…is there a point of no return?  The way I see it, America does have a choice.  Throughout its history there have been “Awakenings.”  This is more than a revival for it is a changing of the current trend, a return to biblical truths.  I know that there is a group of revisionist historians that are saying the First and Second Great Awakening did not happen, but they belong to the group above–making a truth a lie, and a lie the truth.
    We need to be in prayer for our leadership that they will come to a knowledge of God.  We need to especially pray for those who are still in the vanguard trying to protect the Godly values of this nation.  Perhaps it would also be good that we finish our prayers with the last one in the Bible, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20)