Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC

How dangerous is it out there? Friday February 7th, 2003

So, you ask, how dangerous is it out there? Well, let's take a look at the news and the Word of God. First the news. As of this week, the Nation is on the verge of going to Orange for the national alert status, what does that mean? It means that we are one step below red, red is called when an attack is know and imminent, going on, or has just taken place. While the leftist in the media and in politics continue to down play the threat, the threat is not only real, it is imminent. Many of the leftist remind me of that big bird that when it gets scared, instead of fighting it digs a hole and hides it's face. Not it's whole body, just it's head. It is where we get the saying, "to hide your head in the sand".

We now have a little over 300,000 US troops in the Middle East and Korea. And while the leftist in the media and politics make as if either Iraq or North Korea could defeat the USA, the truth is that each of our Aircraft Carriers carries more fire power onboard, more firepower at the disposal of the ships captain, than all of the combined fire power used in WW II. Anyone of our Missile Submarines known as Boomers, has the ability to destroy 90 plus percent of mankind. No, the North Koreans and the Iraqis can't defeat us, but they can, maim, pollute and kill a lot of us.

So, no, there isn't much chance of the muslim hordes and their cohorts in Asia from beating us, but the threat to individual life is huge, especially to those of ours in the military. And I have no doubt that many of our men and women will pay for our safety with their lives. And it is them that I am most concerned with. While the politicians and the media use this as an excuse to sell advertising, raise ratings and get their names and pictures in the papers by bashing the President, the Troops and our effort to pay back those who attacked us on September 11th, 2001, some of our guys are going to be lost, some are going to be captured and tortured, some are going to be maimed and yes, some are going to die.

Instead of hearing senators like Ted Kennedy, Tom Daschle, Hillary Clinton, Kerry, Edwards, Biden and others beating up on the Commander and Chief of our military, would it not be better for them to join with the President in asking us to pray for the troops? Instead of hearing the likes of Congressmen Tom Allen, Mike Michaud, Barney Frank, Gephardt, Saunders and others fabricating economic lies and deceitful statistics. Would it not be better for them to show concern for those who are about to put their lives on the line? For the President is right, our nation, our President and our troops need prayer. For look at what the Word of God says.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 Peter 5:8)

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrew 9:27)

For those of you, like me, who have served in time of war, we know what the bases are like, we know the language, the talk, and the behavior of men about to enter combat is like. Unlike the leftist in politics and the media, we should care for those who are about to enter into deadly combat. For we know it is not a game, it is life and death, we know it is not like on television, not like in the movies, we know it is filth, death, body parts flying around, friends with missing arms, legs and heads, we know what it is like to hear a man cry for his mom before giving up the ghost. While the leftist in the media and in politics make light of what is about to happen and may very well be under way by the time your read this. While the tin horn two bit political whores pass resolutions supporting those who attacked us while condemning those who fight so that these self same political traitors can have the freedom to spew their vermin, their filth, their lies and deceit, you and I need to pray.

We need to pray for the salvation of those who are about to fight, we need to pray for the families of those who are going to be wounded, lost and die. We need to pray for our President, for his wisdom and his continued faith in the Lord Jesus, the Christ, we need to pray that the Lord would open the eyes and hearts of the muslim hordes to the Truth of His Word.

Unlike the enemy, in the media, the trenches of Iraq and North Korea, the halls of Augusta, Portland and Washington. We need to go to the Lord and ask Him to help our troops to have the Armour of God. For as the Apostle Paul has so aptly taught us;

... brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; and above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

Put on the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:10-18)

May the Lord our God, the Creator of all things, Messiah Yeshua be with our guys, the president and those at home that pick up the shield and the sword to defend family, home and land, our unorganized State Militias. Amen.

Rush Limbaugh asked a great question, it went something like this: Don't you some times wonder why the left wing extremists in this country are so hesitant to disarm Saddam Hussain, but so happy and excited to disarm honest law abiding US Citizens?

God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.


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