Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Back to basics. Thursday January 23rd, 2003
Let's take a minute and get back to the very basics of Christianity. Back to what absolutely separates us from both the rest of the world and all religions other than true Born Again Washed in the Blood of and Purchased by the Blood of the Lamb of God, Christ Jesus, God..
Who are we? and what are we? and how did we get that way?
Who are we? We are those who have used our own free will to be slaves. Not slaves to money, politics or another human, but slaves to the Lord God Creator of all things, Christ Jesus.
What are we? We are those who are truly Saved, Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb and Purchased by Him with His Blood on the Cross.
How did we get that way? We:
(We) Went to the Lord on our knees, broken and dejected, begging Him to forgive us for the horrible things we have done, for we knew and realized that His words are absolutely the God's honest truth and that He has told us that, For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23)
(We) Have confessed to the Lord that we are the scum of the world, that we are not worthy of His forgiveness, that we are unworthy and deserving of nothing short of eternal damnation. And we shouted out for all the world to hear that "Jesus is the Christ and that there is no salvation except through Him". That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9)
(We) Have worked hard and diligently to do His will and to follow His commands, we have loved one another, we have preached His word and His salvation at every opportunity, we have put Him ahead of money, wealth and the love of the world.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (John 13:34)
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (Mark 16:15&16)
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Luke 16:13)
(We) Have, placed our ear against the door frame of heaven in front of all the world to see and asked and begged the Lord to place His awl through it. Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever. (Exodus 21:6)
(We) Are those who will be raptured, we are those who will rule with Him, we are Born Again Christians, we are HIS.
As we head into war, what about you? For this time, the war will be here on our shores.
If it were within my power to order the militias of this country to do anything, it would be this:
Make sure you are Saved, and then go nowhere without your Bible and your gun. For over the last ten years, the gates have been opened, the borders left unguarded, the enemy has been not only allowed, but indeed brought into this country. They are here, and many of them will fight, they are the warriors of satan, they are the warriors of evil and the cancer within, they are the muslim hordes brought here by the boat and plane load by the Clinton's, their minions and their ilk.
Unfortunately it is not within my power to give such an order. But it is my prayer that those here in Maine, those who proudly identify themselves as members of the Maine State Militia will at least give thought to what I have said.
May the Lord our God be with and bless you all, may He cause someone to cross your path whom you will listen to, someone who will preach His word and His salvation to you, someone whom you will take to heart and soften your heart to.
But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth, and conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it. Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall. And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.
And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye shall return unto us they will be upon you. Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows. And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work. And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah. They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work,
and with the other hand held a weapon. (Nehemiah 4:7-17)
May you all learn from God's word. Amen.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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