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Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC

Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky

Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine


"Stuck On Stupid!"

Wednesday February 15th, 2006

You might remember that back during the height of the Hurricane Katrina fiasco, there was one man who was willing to stand up to the press. Not the President, not the White House press spokesman, certainly not FEMA, or any of the myriad of corrupt, inept fools who have been elected to high office by you and me, no, none of them. It was a Lt. General in the US Army.

This Lt. General, whose name escapes me, was holding a news briefing. In the very beginning he told the reporters that he didn't want any questions about what had happened up until that point, he wanted questions about what he and his troops were going to do now that they were there, in force, and ready to get things done. He warned them not to be "stuck on stupid." No sooner were his words out of his mouth than one of the legends in their own minds of the main stream media, asked him a question about what had happened several days before. This question was asked in an obvious attempt at making the President look bad. The General replied by asking the reporter if he had heard what the General had just said and then without waiting for the reporter's reply, he went on to say that he wasn't going to answer that question and telling the reporter "you're stuck on stupid!"

Well, as I look around this morning, I have to say that a lot of people are stuck on stupid. We are on the verge of world war three and the press is stuck on an accidental hunting accident in Texas. Again in an obvious attempt to embarrass the President and Vice President. And people put stories about that and the 'news' about Katrina 'victims' who have been sucking the tax payer dry and feel abused because they have to get out of their $150 a day hotel rooms and go find a place to live. They and those waiting for more news about them are Stuck on stupid!

But it isn't just the main stream media, the politicians and every last member of the democrat party that are stuck on stupid, it is a lot of liberal preachers and their congregations too.

In Exodus 20:11 God reached down from heaven and with His finger wrote theses words on a tablet of stone. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Now, as you read that, can God have been referring to anything other than literal 24 hour days? Of course not. To think otherwise you would have to be stuck on stupid. Yet, there are only eight Christian colleges in the country that teach a literal 24 hour day for the days of creation in Genesis chapter one. Out of the vast majority of the Christian schools come men and, God forbid, women who will fill the pulpits of the vast majority of the so called Christians churches of our world. They will preach from the pulpit what they have been taught in seminary, that God is a dunce and doesn't know what He was talking about, but they know what He really meant to say. For they are Stuck on stupid. But worse yet, their congregations, the very blind fools who fill their pews and pay their salaries are soaking it up, making them even more stuck on stupid.

Today I want to give you some examples of men, women and children sitting in the pews who are stuck on stupid.

God word says:

1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 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." 3 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.

4 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?" 5 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. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 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.

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto Him, "How can these things be?" 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 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. 17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 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.

19 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. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the Light, neither cometh to the Light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the Light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. (John 3:1-21 ACP/KJV)

Now, let me show you how subtle the deception by those who leave these liberal seminaries and fill the vast majority of the pulpits twist the words of God. This is what you will hear from the liberal pulpit, if you hear John chapter three at all:

1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 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." 3 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.

4 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?" 5 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. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that all should not perish, but have everlasting life.

And that is if they read it from the KJV. Which most don't. What they have done and what their congregation has soaked up is a lie, a lie by omission of the truth and facts and complete statements. What these liberal, I know what God really meant to say, preachers have done and what their congregation is believing, because they don't read the Bible themselves, is prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are stuck on stupid.

Now, let's go look at something Jesus said to the Apostle John.

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name. 9 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.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation(7 years of tribulation), which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him My new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 I counsel thee to buy of(from) Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Revelation 3:7-22 ACP/KJV)

In Revelation 3:7-22 you will notice that the Lord Jesus mentions three distinct entities, the Church of Philadelphia, the synagogue of satan and the church of Laodicea. The Church of Philadelphia is obviously today's true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian Churches. The synagogue of satan is obviously those peoples and religions who flat out deny Christ Jesus. And the Church of the Laodiceans can be none other than the churches who know who Jesus is but underplay Him and to a degree deny and disavow Him. All three are stuck on stupid!

The church of Laodicea is stuck on stupid because they have the word yet are too lazy to read it for themselves. The synagogue of satan is stuck on stupid because they are just plain stupid. To deny Christ in this day and age is beyond stupid, it is suicidal. And the church of Philadelphia is stuck on stupid because they are the ones who can see the sign of the times and are sitting on their collective rears, warming pews and keeping the truth and Word of God under a basket.

While the cults go out and recruit, the Born Again Church, the Church of Philadelphia, sits at home watching the so called main stream media grilling the White house over a hunting accident.

1,973 years ago Jesus said: If ye love Me, keep My commandments. (John 14:15) All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: (Matthew 28:18-20a ACP/KJV) 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. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 1615-18 ACP/KJV)

You call yourself a Christian, and I have no doubt that you are, but unless you are out there doing what God commands you to do, telling folks about the Good News of the Gospel, you are stuck on stupid. What do you think, just because you are Saved that you can't be stuck on stupid? You fool, while you have given your life to Christ you are doing the work of the devil. By keeping the men, women and children of the church of Laodicea in bonds to satan, by your refusal to bring them the Gospel.

I'm going to show you how easy it is to evangelize a non-Bible reading member of the church of Laodicea. Let's say his name is Joe and he goes to that big liberal Methodist church around the corner.

Bump into him one day, one day when you both have a few minutes. And say: "Hey Joe how are you doing? You're a Christian, can I ask you a question? I've been a bit concerned recently about dying, what does a guy have to do to be sure He is going to heaven?"

Now, get this, it makes no difference what he gives you for an answer, you just say, "I don't know, are you sure?" Again it makes no difference what he gives you for an answer, you have just planted a seed. A week or two later you're ready to put a little water on that seed. You bump into him again and say: "Joe, you remember a couple of weeks back I asked you about what I had to do to get into heaven?" He'll say "Yes?" And you say, "Well, I've been reading my Bible, let me show you what I found so far." Take out your Bible and read John 3:1-21 to him. Now make sure you have read John 3:1-21 at least a dozen times so that you are comfortable with it and not mispronouncing words and floundering around, read it as one with authority. Then say: "I don't know Joe, those words are in red, that means Jesus said them and He makes it sound as if only those who are Born Again are going to heaven. I love ya man, but I gotta read more. What you said just doesn't jive with what I'm reading."

Don't let him get defensive. That seed you have planted and watered has not even poked its head up out of the ground so far. Next time you bump into him, let him open the subject. He might say "Hey how's you're Bible reading going?" Or he may not even raise the issue. Don't push him and don't you bring it up.

The next time you meet him, be excited; "Joe, you gotta see what I found, man this is great." Now get this, you need to have your Bible with you and you need to have read the parts you're going to discuss with him thoroughly. Many a church of Laodicea member is lost to evangelizing because the evangelizer tries to not use the Bible and instead tries to reason with the heathen.

"Joe, now bear with me man, I've been doing a lot of studying. You remember this:" and read John 3:1-21 to him again, then say, "Now get this Joe, I'm sitting there studying trying to figure out exactly what Born Again means, and I found it, I found it plain and simple, look at this," Now turn in your Bible to Luke 23:39-43, bend over so he can read along with you, and say: " Joe, this happens as Jesus is hanging on the cross with two bad guys, one on His left and one on His right, And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on Him, saying, "If thou be Christ, save Thyself and us." But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Now get this part Joe, listen to what the other guys says, "Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this Man hath done nothing amiss." And he said unto Jesus, "Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom." And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with Me in paradise.

You see it Joe, that guy had to be Born again cause Jesus says in John 3:3 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Well Joe, Jesus just told the guy that he was going to be in heaven with Jesus that very day, so he had to be Born Again."

Now unless Joe is even dumber than his preacher down at that fancy church of Laodicea, he has to be saying, "Ya, so what did he do?" or something to that effect.

You say, "look again and you'll see it just like I did. "Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?" He confessed that Jesus is God.

And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds. He admits that he is a sinner only getting what he deserves.

But this Man, Jesus, hath done nothing amiss." He publicly announces that Jesus is sinless.

And he said unto Jesus, "Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom." Then he asked Jesus to remember him, kind of like asking to be forgiven.

So, this is what I've come to. To be Born Again all one has to do is go to Jesus, to be safe I would suggest on your knees, and say Lord Jesus, I know You are God. I know that You are sinless and that I am a miserable sinner worthy of punishment, but Lord, I'm sorry. Please remember me and let me into Your heaven. And I promise I will read my Bible and learn more about You and how You expect me to behave."

Do not argue with Joe and do not push him, because you have done basically all you can do. It is now up to him and the Holy Spirit. You have planted the seed, watered the seed, and dunged the young plant, and you are no longer stuck on stupid.

Now to evangelize you need to be healthy, so let me give you a tip on that too. Get your PH up. Do it by eating lots of green leafy vegetables. My wife and I are using a product called Heavenly Greens. You can get info on it and order it by calling 1-800-593-6273, ask for Greg, but talk to whoever answers the phone if he isn't in. Cec and I have been using it for a month and our PH is getting real good and I have had no pain in my left wrist for seven days now. That wrist is loaded with arthritis.

Guys, we live in troubled times, times when we could be raptured at any moment or the 15,000,000 muslims in our country could decide to go for the 72 virgins and you could be in the line of fire. So don't be like the liberal preachers, the politicians and the media, don't stay stuck on stupid, get out there and serve the Lord your God.

Don't be like the lazy shiftless cowards who fill the pulpits in the Augusta, Maine area, get out and do something for the Lord.

Jesus, help. Wake them up Lord. They are Yours. Give them a kick in the backside and get them doing something. Will You, please? Amen.


Special long term daily Prayer Request


God has blessed me with four mentor pastors, one of which is Rev. Don Demars. Don has a wonderful wife, Theresa, and ten of the greatest Christ loving kids in the world. Don's three oldest Dusty, Allie and Casey off to the mission field. KC is in Romania, Dusty is in India and Allie is in Panama this coming Thursday.

They are dong exactly what Jesus instructs all Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians to do, they are complying with:
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

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All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Please keep the three of them in your prayers and remember to pray for Don and Theresa too, imagine having three of your babies out in the world.

Thanks and the Lord bless you all ten fold,
Bob



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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