A daily Christian thought from:
ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
34 Duck Pond Road
Harrison, Maine, USA
Pastor Rev. Robert M., Bob, Celeste ACP/MCAC
Associate Pastor Mr. Steve Burzlaff
Wednesday January 5th, 2005
Off the coast of Puerto Rico is a little island called Vieques. This little island had been used for around seventy five years as a Navy aerial and sea target range, it was also used by the Maine Corp as a life fire training area. From about 1963 on, a group of Puerto Ricans with support from the leftist in our body politic, the infamous Republic hating ACLU, and Hollywood, set out to kick the Navy and the Marine Corps out.
Well, right after President Bush took office, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld gave them their wish and ended all Navy and Marine operations on Vieques. Shortly after that, there was a huge "Navy and Marine Corps out of Puerto Rico" party held and attended by all of the big mucky mucks in the Puerto Rican government.
Not long afterwards, Secretary Rumsfeld announced that the Navy would be closing the Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station in Puerto Rico. With no target range, what need of the air base was there? Now the Governor of Puerto Rico and others are lamenting the loss of 1200 civilian jobs, 700 military jobs and three hundred million dollars.
What the people of Puerto Rico found out was that you must be careful what you ask for and there are consequences for your actions. Actions have consequences.
Over the last ten to fifteen years, the Germans have been more and more belligerent towards us, culminating with their taking the side of the terrorist against us after the September 11th, 2001 attack on the US. They have fought us as diligently and with the same ferocity in the UN, as the terrorist homicidal bombers have in the field.
Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld announced that we are, and will continue to be, closing our bases in Germany. The bases will be moving to other more friendly European nations. With a loss, to the German economy, estimated to exceed six billion dollars a year and tens of thousands of jobs. The business community in Germany is furious and the body politic of Germany is now claiming, that our thinking they didn't love us is "All a great big misunderstanding" and if only we will stay there and continue to underpin their socialist government all will be ok. Some in Germany have even dared to say that this action by the Secretary of Defense is "Pay Back". Actions have consequences.
In this clip, you will see a not to smart muslim sniper wannabe fail to look around before taking an ill aimed shot. That shot declared him as a hostile and fair game to the USMC tank that videoed this through their gun camera. If you are using a dial up modem, it takes about four or five minutes to totally load, relax and let it load. Actions have consequences!
Over the last thrity years or so, school teachers in Maine have blindly followed the lead and instructions of their unions, the NEA and the MEA, who have blindly and irregardless of positons, followed, endorsed and financially supported the extreme left wing of the democratic and republican parties. This has resulted in Maine's school teachers having the worst retirement system in the United States.
A teacher earning $35,000 a year who retires with 40 years of teaching, if he or she waits till they are 62, gets $28,000 a year, but, has to pay a whooping 80% of their health insurance, which currently, for two, is $1,200 a month. Most do not wait till they have forty years, the average in Maine is under 24 years, at 24 years and at age 62 a teacher gets $16,800 a year, and still pays over 60% of that $1,200 a month for insurance.
But it gets worse, back in the seventies, when the democrats held both houses of Congress and the office of President, you all remember Jimmy Carter, a law was passed, now not every state adopted this law, as a matter of fact most didn't, but, Maine did. This law takes any social security benefit the teacher has earned and gives it to the state of Maine, and worse yet, if the teacher's spouse is getting Social Security and dies, the survivor benefit does not go the teacher, but to the State.
Maine's teachers obey the NEA and MEA, they vote democrat or ultra-leftist, anti-Republic, anti-Life, anti-CHRISTian, pro-abortion, pro-communist, republican, such as Maine's two republican US Senators, Snowe and Collins. At retirement time they suffer. One of the most echoed sentiments in the halls of education today is: "I can't afford to retire." Actions have consequences.
It is not just political and social issues and actions that have consequences, your attitude towards Jesus has the most rewarding or dire of all consequences, for the consequences of that decision, that choice determines your eternity.
Jesus tells us:
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto Him, "Rabbi, we know that Thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him." Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?" Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Nicodemus answered and said unto Him, "How can these things be?" Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him (Jesus) should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that Light (Jesus) is come into the world, and men loved darkness (satan) rather than Light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the Light, neither cometh to the Light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the Light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
... The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into His hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." (John 3:1-21 and 35&36 ACP/KJV)
Jesus says that for one to get into heaven one must be a Born Again Christian, one who has voluntarily chosen to serve and belong to Jesus. Failure to do so results in the worst t of all consequences, eternal damnation in the lake of fire! For not only is there no purgatory, the default is not heaven it is the lake of fire. There were many people in Puerto Rico who did not side with those who wanted the Navy to leave, there were many in Germany who did not hate the USA, but they did nothing and now they suffer the consequences of the actions of the many. And so it is with those who do not actually and purposely choose to serve the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus.
If you do not go to Jesus asking and begging Him to forgive you for your sins and to accept you as a bond servant. If you do not comply fully with what Scripture teaches you must do to be a Born Again Washed clean in the Blood of the Lamb Christ Jesus, than you are going into the lake of fire for all eternity. There aint no purgatory and there aint no end to the suffering in the lake of fire! Actions have consequences.
So, what is your decision? Eternal paradise in the Kingdom of God with Jesus and me or eternal damnation in the lake of fire, the kingdom of satan, with satan, his minions and his ilk? Remember, Actions have consequences.
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May the Lord understand the importance of Mac, Cecily, Steve, and Rev. Jim Marstaller to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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