Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
On earth it is an Orange Alert, in heaven, it may be Red.
Weekend of February 8th & 9th, 2003
Do you have friends that are "Jews"? Do you have kin that are "Jews"? Then you might wish to pay close attention to what I am about to show you.
There is a lot of self Bible reading for you to do in this thought, for to understand you'll need to read Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy as a start. For you see, to know what a real Jew is, you must see what the requirements to be a real Jew are. As you well know, many who call them selves Christians are really not only not Christians, they are satan worshiping idolaters. For to be a Christian, one must be a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, one who is committed to Christ 100%.
First let us look at what the Lord has said about today's Jew who thinks that by not eating bacon and attending synagogue is all he or she needs to do to be a Jew. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. (The Revelation of Jesus Christ to John the Apostle on or about 94 AD)
To be a Jew, one must live by the Torah, one must sacrifice animals for sin offerings one must bring to the Lord offerings for first fruits, one must do tons of stuff that simply is not done by those who call themselves Jews. Therefore, while they call themselves Jews, much like the liberal Christ denying left wing so called Christian churches call themselves Christians, they are no more Jews than those who deny the deity or virgin birth of the Lord Jesus are Christians.
As we are in the beginning of the second day of Orange Alert, more and more information is coming out as to what the elevated threat is aimed at. And one of those is an emergency notice sent to local Rabbi's and Synagogues that Jews world wide are in very serious danger from islamic satan worshiping heathens. The US, for the first time in history, is removing all embassy personal, who are not absolutely essential to the Embassy's operation, in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and ISRAEL. Yes, Israel. We have never before evacuated an Embassy in a country as close to us as Israel. This is how serious the threat is to the Jews worldwide.
So, why is Heaven on Red alert? Well, think for a moment about what happens in the end times, the times we call Tribulation, the last seven years. The Middle East becomes a powder keg, and Israel is attacked, attacked by the same countries who are now siding against us and Israel and with the sworn enemies of Israel. Those countries include Russia and Germany.
Brothers and Sisters, if you have friends or kin who are those who call themselves Jews you need to witness to them, for they, it would seem, are the primary reason that this country has escalated to Orange from yellow. You need to stop worrying about offending them or hurting their feelings. You need to introduce them to the Messiah, for tomorrow may be to late. You need to challenge them by saying to them, "Prove to me, suing Scripture, that Yeshua is not the Messiah".
If you lack the courage to do it in person, do it by email. I'm going to give you a little help with this, while this is no where near complete, it is a start, feel free to add to what is below.
Previous thoughts with their dates and titles:
The slaughter of the innocent ones, proof of the Messiah. Monday April 22nd, 2002
This coming Saturday, it appears that I may be invited to an Orthodox Jewish Synagogue, as a result, we are going to leave the book of Joshua for the week and continue our study of the proofs that Jesus is the Christ. This is my way of preparing for the weekend, in the event that I am invited and the Lord opens a door for me to speak to one or many.
As most of you know, I find the slaughter of the baby in the womb, one of the most horrific of all crimes, a crime punishable by death, a crime that I am not sure can be forgiven. Many a jew today, looks forward to the time when not only babies in the womb, but those out of the womb are slaughtered, for they know that on that day, or so they suppose, the Messiah will come. It is sad that they are unaware that, that already happened. There has already been a time when the innocent ones in and out of the womb were slaughtered.
In the Book of Jeremiah, we read the prophecy that makes this a requirement:
Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth His flock.
For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he. Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness. saith the LORD.
Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border. (Jeremiah 31:10-17 ACP/KJV)
Let us look again at the verses we are focusing on this morning, Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
Now let us look and see that not only does secular history record this event, filling the prophesy, but so does the word of God.
When they (the three wise men) had heard the king (Herod), they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the Young Child (Jeshua) was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the Young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshiped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, and take the Young Child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the Young Child to destroy Him."
When he arose, he took the Young Child and His mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, OUT OF EGYPT HAVE I CALLED MY SON (Hosea 11-1).
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, IN RAMA WAS THERE A VOICE HEARD, LAMENTATION, AND WEEPING, AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN, AND WOULD NOT BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT. (Matthew 2:9-18 SCP/KJV)
Think about it for a moment, the year was 1 or 2 BC, Jesus was maybe two years old, way too young to have rigged this event, yet, in fulfillment of prophecy, every boy baby 2 years old and younger, was killed. Secular history tells us that babies in the womb were killed as well, just incase. They were killed by Roman legionnaires, the same legionnaires who 31 or so years later would finish the job they had started that day, by spitting on, slapping, beating, whipping, torturing, scourging and crucifying the Lord, Messiah Jeshua.
You might notice that not just Jeremiah's prophecy was fulfilled in those few verses from Matthew, but one by Hosea as well: When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called My son out of Egypt. (Hosea 11:1)
May the Lord our God, Jesus, the Christ be with you all and may this week's study reassure you that it is God you worship when you come to the Lord Jesus on bended knees, broken and giving yourself to Him.
Let us take a minute to try and understand the Love of God.
Tuesday April 23rd, 2002
Have you ever taken the time to think about how much God must love us? Oh, I don't mean just thinking about it, I mean really pondering it. Let me give you something to think about, in order for us to even start to comprehend how great the Lord's love of us is, we must first understand or have an idea of how wonderful heaven is and how horrible hell is.
For, God so loves us that He left His throne in heaven, came to earth as the infant in the womb of a human woman named Mary, spent three and a half years preaching, allowed Himself to be captured, spit on, beat up, bound, scourged till He had no skin left covering His flesh, brutally nailed to a cross, hung hanging from nails in His wrist and through His two ankles, insulted, forced to have placed in his mouth bile, viciously stabbed in the side with a spear, leaving a hole large enough for a man to put his fist in, and then spent three days in hell. All for us. All for lousy sinful, deceitful, corrupt, perverted, vile, hateful, idol worshiping, infant hating us.
Jesus left heaven, want an idea of how glorious His home in heaven is?
Revelation Chapter Four
1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold,
a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3 And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. 4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. 5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were *seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before(infront) and behind. 7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. 8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come."
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, 10 the four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation chapter four ACP/KJV)
*vs 5 seven lamps are the seven Spirits of God. In Revelation 1:20, we read The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks are the seven churches.
Jesus left heaven and for our sake was so beaten that He, the most perfect man to ever walk the earth, a man without any blemishes, without a hair out of place, with perfect teeth, perfect hair, perfect health, perfect complection, a man with neither blemish not fault, was so beat that the prophet Isaiah describes him like this:
For He (Jeshua) shall grow up before Him (Yahweh) as a tender plant (tender young plants are the most tender, tasty and perfect of plants),
and as a root out of a dry ground (a land spiritually dry, Israel had become a spiritual desert by this time, a country more interested in studying and fulfilling commentary than the word of God.):
He (Jesus) hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. (Isaiah 53: 2&3)
Jesus, was so beautiful as a child and man before the romans and the jews got their hands on Him, that Isaiah refers to Him as a tender plant. But, after the beating, the torture, the crucifixion, the Lord was so beat up and ugly, that no one could even bear to look at Him, He had been so disfigured, that no one could be drawn to him. And He did it out of love for you and me. And it gets worse, for after all that, God allowed Himself to be placed in hell with the evil one, his minions, and his ilk, for three days.
How bad is hell? Well, remember, it is not yet the lake of fire, it is now hell:
In Matthew we get a little idea of how horrible hell is:
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 8:12)
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 22:13)
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.(Matthew 25:30)
Outer darkness, I can not even begin to imagine what that must be like, but not only can Jesus imagine it, He knows, for He not only created it as a holding place for the evil one, He allowed Himself to be cast there for three days. And for what? For us! Jesus allowed this to happen to Himself, not for selfish reasons, but out of pure love for you, me and every other man, woman and child to walk the earth since He did. But how few accept Him.
How He must cry looking down and seeing us celebrate His birthday on CHRISTmas, yet excluding Him from the celebration, not only excluding Him, but degrading Him to the point where some won't even refer to Him by His name but instead by calling Him "X".
How it must grief Him as He looks down upon us and sees His gift to parents, little babies, being destroyed while trapped in the place they should be the safest, the womb. How He must cry as He sees men and women training their children to carry bombs into crowded areas, just to kill, not unlike what was done in Vietnam and is now bing done by arab fanatic muslims in Israel and throughout the world.
How He must cry as He listens to rabbis and left wing extremist preachers, preaching doubt about His divinity, His virgin birth and placing His mother on the same plan as Him.
How He must wail as He watches church leaders teaching men and women to ignore Him and instead pray to idols, so called saints, and men and women long dead in the grave.
How He must feel the sting of humiliation and pain all over again as He watches man after man, woman after woman, child after child go into a little dark closet, kneel down and ask a man dressed in a black robe for forgiveness, not only calling him father, but giving him the reverence reserved for God.
How it must cause Him pain to see jew after jew cast into this outer darkness waiting for the final judgement where they will be cast into the lake of fire, along with those who so hate them, the arab muslim extremist suicide homicidal maniac bombers.
And what makes it all the more amazing, what makes His love even so much greater, is that He knew it was going to happen, He knows that most will reject Him and worship satan, and He still left His throne, came to earth, was tortured, beat, whipped, spit on, stabbed and crucified, and then cast into hell, for us.
That is love.
What about you? Are you giving the Lord reason to smile? Or are you one more causing Him great sorrow?
Oh Lord, you know what is on my heart, but Your will be done Lord, not mine, but Thine.
The generations of Jesus, the Christ!
Did you ever wonder why God chose to use so much space in His book, the Holy Bible, to describe the lineage of the Lord?
¶ The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; And Jesse begat David the king;
David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations. Matthew chapter 1: verses 1-17 KJV
Why is this so important? We know it must be because Matthew was a meticulous man, a former tax collector, and a man who if his records were not absolutely accurate, would end up on a cross. For Caesar did not take kindly to tax collectors who cheated him and anyone whose books were not accurate enough to convince Caesar that he was getting his due share, ended up not only out of a job, but on a cross as well. So we know that Matthew was one accurate man, a man whose records can and should be trusted. But, Jesus tells us that two must bear record for anything to be true.
So, God provided for another to do the research and publish the Lord's lineage on His mother's side as well, going not only back to Abraham, but to Adam and God. The author and recorder this time is Luke, a highly skilled and trained physician. Now if there is anyone that keeps records as good as the IRS, it is the medical profession.
¶ Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in Thee I am well pleased. And Jesus Himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli, Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge, Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda, Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri.
Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er, Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim, Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David.
Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson, Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda, Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor, Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala.
Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. Luke chapter 3 verses 21-38 KJV
Notice the difference in the recorded lineage of Jesus through Joseph* to David? Joseph, the supposed father of Jesus, His stepfather actually, could trace his lineage back to David. Jesus could trace His lineage back to David through both His father and His mother. But, what is the importance of this? What makes the lineage so important that the Lord uses so much space on it?
God promised both Abraham and David that the Messiah would be of their seed, direct heirs of theirs. To Abraham in Genesis chapter 15, and to David In Psalms, kings and Samuel.
Now how did Luke and Matthew do their research? No newspapers or video in those days, no family photo albums to go back through, so how did they do such accurate research, so accurate that Matthew could go back to Abraham and Luke back through Adam? The records were kept in the temple. That temple was absolutely destroyed with nothing left standing, not two stones on top of one another, in 70AD by the Roman General Titus. With the destruction of the temple were lost 1.6 million Jews and all of the records, for the fire that destroyed the temple burnt so hot that it melted the gold and set the sandstone on fire. The records were lost, the only records that were accurate enough were destroyed. Therefore, the Messiah must have been born before the records were destroyed in 70AD.
For those who are still waiting for the Messiah to come, I would ask this one question, what are you going to use for records to prove his lineage back to David and Abraham?
Yes my brothers and sisters, Jesus is the Christ, for not only does He tell us He is, we know He is for two very reliable, very meticulous record keepers and researchers, Matthew and Luke, have told us so.
And as John tells us:
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name. John 20:31 KJV
May the Lord Jesus, the Christ, be with you and bless you all and may He come to the aid of my brother in bonds to free him. May He bless each of you, keeping you safe from the evil one, his minions and his ilk, and those who serve him knowingly and unknowingly.
Joseph* to David, some, and I can not dispute their point, say that the two different recordings of the lineage of Jesus are both through Mary, one through her fathers side of the family and the other through her mothers side. Either way, we have in two different Gospels a record of the Lord's family back through David.
Pierced and hung. Friday, August 24, 2001
I'd like you to take a moment and read a little Scripture with me. What we are going to do is look at the different Gospel accounts of the Lord on the cross. Then we are going to look at a couple of old testament prophecy verses and then I'll ask you a question.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto Him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped Him, and put on Him a scarlet robe. And when they had plaited a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and smote Him on the head. And after that they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear Jesus' cross. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, they gave Jesus vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink.
And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots:... Matthew 27:27-35
And when they had mocked Him, they took off the purple from Him, and put His own clothes on Him, and led Jesus out to crucify Him. And they compelled one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His cross. And they brought Him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they gave Him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but He received it not.
And when they had crucified Him, they parted His garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. Mark 15:20-24
And there were also two other, malefactors, led with Jesus to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted His raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:32-34
Then Pilate delivered Jesus therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led Him away. And he bearing Jesus' cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
Where they crucified Jesus, and two other with Him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that He said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also His coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be:... John 19:16-24
Have you noticed that in all four Gospels, the Apostle all tell us that Jesus was crucified and that after He was crucified, the soldiers divided His clothing amongst themselves, except for His coat or outer garment, that they cast lots for, to see which would get the whole thing. Take a look at this:
For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Psalm 22:16-18
Notice "they pierced my hands and my feet" and "They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture" they pierced my hands, they parted my clothing and cast lots for my coat. Those words were written one thousand years before the birth of Jesus, they are part of a prophetic psalm of David. They give two more things that the Messiah must have done to Him for Him to be the Messiah. Some might think that Jesus could have arranged His death to be by crucifixion, by simply aggravating Pilate to the point of his losing his temper with the Lord when Jesus refused to answer Pilate. Some would say that Pilate in a fit of rage at being ignored by the Lord would have issued the worse possible sentence just to get even, kind of like "ignore me will you, I'll teach you," and then saying to his men "crucify Him." But, what about "They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture"? Could anyone have enough strength to look down from the cross and instruct the Roman soldiers to not rip up His coat and instead cast lots for it? And why would the Roman soldiers take such an order? No my brothers, this is one more absolute proof that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the Living God, God Himself.
Do you give Him the respect due God? Do you give Jesus the respect of the Creator? Funny how often I hear people defending president Bush and his policies, how often I see men at points where I think they will strike one another over politics, yet how strongly do you defend Jesus? Do you do business with those who use the Lord's name in vain? Do you do business with those who have rejected Jesus, those who through their refusal to accept Jesus as God are calling Him a liar? Are you one of those who more strongly defends politicians than you do God?
I can not answer those questions for you, only you can, but I can give you one more verse of Scripture that you had best let sink into your head if you are defending anyone more than God.
But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:33
And this I will say, if you deny the Lord by doing business with those who despise Him, if you stand by while He is insulted, blasphemed or degraded in any way, you are denying Jesus and unless you think He is either joking, trying to fill space in His book or lying, you had best believe that He will deny you to the Father as you have denied Him before man. And that denial by Him will come when we are all judged and God the Father looks over at God the Son and ask this simple but defining question of the Lord concerning you. "Son, is this man's name in Your book of life?" How will the Son anser that question when asked by the Father about you?
Lord give me strength.
Day three, the day of realization. Friday, September 14th, 2001
Just about this time three days ago, around 9AM EST the USA was attacked. Since then the pictures and commentary has gone on non stop. The pictures of the true level of devastation, while being avoided by the so called main stream medai, have been all over the internet. The pictures and video of Arabs around the world, including the Clinton's friend and confidant, Arafat, cheering and jumping up and down in glee as each bit of the disaster unfolded, while escaping the so called major media, have been all over the internet. Kind of ironic when you think about it, this disaster might just be the final nail in the coffin of the so called major media. As more and more evidence comes forward showing that without the help of the Clinton administration, this attack could not have taken place, the actions of the media become more and more political and less and less objective.
But I digress, let me get back to the subject at hand. The pictures of people jumping and hitting the pavement, and or the ruble are now starting to sink into peoples minds. The photo's of men, woman and children burned beyond recognition, are finally making their way to our conscience mind to where we start to understand the horror of what happened. The photos and video of men, women, children and leaders throughout the Arab world cheering and demanding more, are finally starting to sink in. We as a nation and a people are now starting to get less numb and are really starting to realize just how much the PLO, the Arabs, the Muslims of this world hate us as a Christian nation. We are finally starting to realize the horror of what happened Tuesday September 11th, 2001.
Yesterday and today are the two days when we will find ourselves and others acting kind of strange, most will way, "I don't know, I just feel kind of weird, kind of sad, kind of off". How many of you as battalion commanders and above, E-8's and above remember that some remark coming from company commander, platoon leaders and fire team leaders when 50% or more of their command was wiped out. How many of you remember these words from snipers, three days after their first kill? Well, the same thing is happening to the American public, the pictures on the web have brought the war onto their computer screen as never before displayed. The truth of how much the Arabs and others hate us is evident for the first time. The lies fostered upon us by the previous four administrations and their minions in the so called major media have been shattered. Now we know thee truth, now we have seen with our own eyes the results of the actions of those who hate us. Now war has been brought to our land, to our cities, to our airlines and as a result the truth that we now have is that se can not trust the media. We can not trust those who tell us to disarm, to give up our freedoms, to trust the government to protect us. Now we know that we must protect ourselves, that we must be aware of the fact that there are those out there that so hate us that they will kill themselves to kill us.
That my brothers, especially those of you who are company commanders and above, company first sergeants and above, teachers, principals, superintendent of schools, police, firemen, jailers. Wardens, sheriffs and preachers are going to be faced with today. And anyone else that has men and women, boys and girls under their care. For yesterday and today to a bigger extent are the two days when the horrors will really sink in.
So, what do you do? How do you react to employees, students, junior NCO's and others when they start to act weird. Well, don't yell, don't punish, don't get upset. Understand that these folks aren't falling apart because they want to, they are falling apart because God in His Grace has given us a self defense mechanism called shock. He doesn't allow us to get wacked with more than we can handle at the time. Thank God, because if this reality hit every one at the same time they saw it on television, the entire Arab world would now be a sheet of glass. As soon as the president heard that the White house was targeted, that his father and his wife were both in the White house and that they would have been killed had the plane be able to hit it's original target, he would have launched a massive retaliatory nuclear strike. But praise be to God, He has given us the time to cool down, the time to think things out, by numbing us to the hard reality, while allowing us to absorb it slowly and function at the same time.
While the press will never say this, we as Americans s must thank God that He has put George Bush in the oval office and not one of the Clinton's or Gore.
So what would I do if one comes to me? Well, I'll offer him a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, call for his mom, or wife, or next of kin or closest friend and let them hug and cry, cause there really is no reason to punish anyone for something they have no control over.
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
And why must you be patient with those who are having a hard time today? Because, as men who are Born Again, God has commanded that: ¶ We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Romans 15:1
So, bear with everyone today, for we as Americans have had some rel hard things to digest and swallow in the last three days. We have learned that those in the media are more intent on pursing their own political goals of then they are in telling the truth. We have had to accept the fact that the leftist anti gunners in congress have so disarmed this country that men with box knives can commandeer airplanes and kill thousands by flying them into buildings. We have had to come to the realization of what Israel has been suffering for years at the hands of the Arabs. And we have come to the realization that the Arabs Muslim world hate the only Christian nation, the only nation founded on the Word of God, the USA, every bit as much as the hate the Jewish nation of Israel. This has been a tough week.
I thank God that He made us in such a way as to protect us from overload, that He has given us the time to slowly come to realize the horrors that have come to face us in the last three days. And most I thank Him for telling us ahead of time that this would happen.
¶ And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Matthew 24:4-12
What ever happens, don't you be one of those who let's his love wax cold. Not for God nor for the USA.
The Lord be with us, may He continue to bless us and help us through this and may He open our eyes to the fact that the total killed by those on Tuesday only equals the number killed by abortionist in the USA every day. Let us work together to protect every soul in the country, both those in and out of the womb, for a larger percentage of those who occupy the Word Trade Centers escaped than the percentage of babies that escape the slaughter in the womb, for each day, every day of the year, seven days a week, three thousand five hundred babies are murdered while they sleep in the supposed safety of their mothers wombs, one out of every three conceptions in these United States ends with the baby being murdered. If the same one third were applied to the pentagon and the WTC, THE NUMBER OF DEAD WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER THIRTY THOUSAND. As horrible as the death toll was, it does not even compare to the slaughter of abortion in this country, the horror of what we do to our own babies in this country.
Messiah Yeshua be with you all,
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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