A daily Christian thought from:
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
I have a friend, well more than a friend, a solid Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian brother, in prison. He is in prison for murder. A murder he did not commit. But he is in prison just the same.
About nineteen years ago, Allen and his wife Ginny were happy Christians in Massachusetts, and then one day the Lord seemed to ask them if they would like to go to the rural mountain area of Kentucky. They said "Lord, use me as Thou wilt." So they sold their home, packed up and went to Mount Vernon, Kentucky and there they bought a home, found jobs and then started a ministry, one they founded for themselves, one that they chose.
Late spring of 1993, Ginny was brutally murdered, the investigation was sloppy, the defense should have lost their licenses for incompetence, and Allen was sentenced, 12 to life.
For the last 12 years Allen has been a model Christian in one of the most horrible Christian ministry areas of the world, a state prison. But God has used him mightily. It is because Allen is in a prison in Kentucky that I go to Kentucky in the summer. One of the reasons that I became a preacher was because of Allen being in a prison. It is due to his incarceration that I was forced to face my own inner self and life. And it is because he is in prison that men in the Kentucky prison system have a Christian teaching them to read, a Christian to pray with, a Christian to show them that there is a different life. I don't know how many men, women and children have come to give their lives to Christ because Allen is in prison in Kentucky, but God knows and I am sure the number is worthy of praise.
Now Allen is eligible for parole and I would ask you to pray that it will be granted, for he has had a hard twelve years. 12 years is a long time to be a missionary in the best of circumstances. It is not often that I give you this much information about a man whom I am asking you to pray for , but in this case I am making an exception. I would ask you to pray for Dr. Allen Gilpatrick 11690 KSR LaGrange, LaGrange, Kentucky 40032.
Now before you say "God would never allow a woman to be killed so that He can put her husband in jail to be a missionary." Let us go to Scripture.
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. Are they ministers of Christ? ...
I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands. (2 Corinthians 11:22-33 ACP/KJV)
Do you think those things happened to Paul without the knowledge and consent of God? Do you think that God can not arrange for you to be where He needs you when you voluntarily give your life to Him by saying; "Lord, use me as Thou wilt"?
Joseph gave his life to God, and God used him, but look at what Joseph had to go thru before being the number two man in all Egypt and look at what he said to his brothers after his father died and they thought he was going to get even. "...ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good..."
And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, "Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him."
And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, "Thy father did command before he died, saying, 'So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father.'" And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, "Behold, we be thy servants." And Joseph said unto them, "Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive..." (Genesis 50:15-20 ACP/KJV)
Guys, before you give your pledge to Jesus that you are ready to pick up your cross and follow Him, be sure you are. Be sure you are ready to go where He sends you, for if you don't go on your own, He can and will arrange for you to be where He wants you to be.
So, please pray for Allen, pray and do what you can to get him out of there. Ask the Lord on bended knees, say: Lord, Allen has been there for 12 years, and if You don't have a reason for his staying any longer, would You please get him out? In Jesus name we ask, amen.
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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Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
Lord Jesus, please give women a love for their babies, from the moment of conception on, let them love them I pray Thee. Amen.
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May You be with Colby as he is now out of boot camp and into Fleet Marine Corps, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf.
And Lord I ask You to bless those who bless me and mine tenfold for the blessing they are to me.
Pray for Jim, he is in Iraq disarming roadside bombs as an S-6 in the US Army.
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The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
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