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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 Celeste ACP/MCAC
Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
Get comfortable, I'm gonna tell you a bit about Maine politics. And how to fix it.
In Maine, we, the good guys, the ones who are trying to further the agenda of The Christ, have been losing. Not losing bad, mind you, just losing. We lose by 4%, not a huge amount but enough to make it so that we lose.
Back about 7 or 9 years ago we had a referendum vote on the ballot on whether to ban partial birth abortion or not. The "Let's keep partial birth abortion legal and publicly funded" crowd won by 52% to our 48%. Last year we lost a referendum vote on giving homosexuals, Transgender, bisexuals and even perceived sexuality groups special rights, we lost, they got the special rights and are now as protected as the bald eagle. We lost by 4% or so.
So, here in Maine the agenda of Christ keeps losing to the agenda of satan by 2-6%, nothing huge, we just loose.
Let's go read about this time, as foretold by the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus, thru the pen of His trusty Apostle Peter.
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
7&8 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. (2 Peter 2:1-22 ACP/KJV)
As you read Second Peter two, you come to realize that there are folks out there that you think of as mature Christians who really aren't.
Christ Jesus said: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 7:15-20 ACP/KJV)
So, let's put this in the perspective of voting and evangelizing the church of Laodicea and changing Maine at it's political roots. Remember that 2 to 6% that the agenda of Christ continually loses to the agenda of satan by?
Remember this: "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?""
The quote above is from a thought a while back entitled "Stuck on Stupid" it dealt with how to evangelize the church of Laodicea and why? Well today we are going to add another reason to the case for evangelizing the Church of Laodicea.
Jesus said: "Ye shall know them by their fruits." And so we shall discuss them by one of their fruits, a fruit that can not only make a difference in their lives, if you evangelize them but a huge difference in the turn out of elections and even more important an eternal difference in where they spend eternity.
You see one of the ways to differentiate between a true Born Again Believer and one who talks a good game but isn't saved, is how they vote, what political agenda they support. Now I'm not talking Republican verses Democrat here, I'm not even talking conservative verses liberal here, I am talking agenda of Christ verses agenda of satan.
Let's go back to the top of the page for a review: "In Maine, we, the good guys, the ones who are trying to further the agenda of The Christ, have been losing. Not losing bad, mind you, just losing. We lose by 4%, not a huge amount but enough to make it so that we lose. Back about 7 or 9 years ago we had a referendum vote on the ballot on whether to ban partial birth abortion or not. The "Let's keep partial birth abortion legal and publicly funded" crowd won by 52% to our 48%. Last year we lost a referendum vote on giving homosexuals, Transgender, bisexuals and even perceived sexuality groups special rights, we lost, they got the special rights and are now as protected as the bald eagle. We lost by 4% or so.
So, here in Maine the agenda of Christ keeps losing to the agenda of satan by 2-6%, nothing huge, we just loose."
Look, if you know of a person who professes to be a Christian but had a John Kerry sign on his lawn or a Kerry bumper sticker on his or her car, or who votes for any pro-abortion or pro-homosexual candidate, you have found yourself a church of Laodicea member! Even if he or she is attending a solid fundamental evangelical Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian Church. They may be in a good church, but their heart is in the church of Laodicea church down and I mean down the street.
So, how do we change it? How do we stop losing and start winning? How do we defeat the forces of and agenda of satan? Simple, prayer, evangelizing, and working to elect Born Again candidates to office or at the minimum electing those to office who are committed to voting for the agenda of Christ and against the agenda of satan. Guys, if we increased our numbers by three percent and got that 3% by taking them from the forces of darkness, we would be winning at the polls, not losing.
And asking questions of those that support the agenda of satan, agenda items like abortion, asking them questions that they have no answer, questions like "What did the baby do?"
So, the way we win is by evangelizing members of the small 'c' Christian community. Those who want to go to heaven and think they are but aren't. Those church of Laodicea folks who are giving satan political victory after political victory. It is time the true Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian churches in Maine get off their baldacci/hastings and start shedding a little sweat furthering the agenda of Christ.
And I can give you a great reason to do it: Jesus said: "Ye shall know them by their fruits." Think maybe He's looking down and doing some fruit judging?
Guys we are in a war here, how about joining in the fight?
Lord give us courage, give us strength, and give us the desire to humble ourselves before You. For You have told us: "If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." Help us Lord, help us to humble ourselves, turn from our wicked ways, pray and call on Your name. Amen.
Guys I've got a prayer request for you. How about taking a minute, right now, and asking the Lord to do whatever He has to do to get Julie to choose Him. Thanks Guys, He knows who the Julies you'll be pray8ing for are. Jesus is waiting for you to join your prayers, for her salvation, with mine. And may our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus bless you ten fold for the blessing that salvation will be to Julie.
Special long term daily Prayer Request
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.
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,
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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