Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Apprehension Friday March 14th, 2003
Apprehension, not the biggest word in the English language, that's for sure, but a word that carries a lot of weight, especially now. How many of you, as you get up in the morning turn on the radio to see if we have finally started our retaliation against and liberation of Iraq?
But, just think, if you and I are apprehensive, think of what it must be like for civilians who will be caught between us and the troops of Iraq. On the nightly 'saddam is a great guy' half hour, the half hour that is more commonly called the nightly news by the uninformed and by those who hate this nation, our President, our society and our military. peter jennings, almost gleefully, tells us how Iraq had moved artillery and rockets capable of carrying biological and chemical war heads, within striking range of our front line troops in Kuwait. Since jennings and his ilk at nbc, cbs, cnnn and others, took this off of official Iraqi televison, the people in Iraq must have seen it as well. Those same people have been bombarded with literature from our planes, literature that made it very plain that if saddam uses chemical, biological, or nukes, we will retaliate with tactical nuclear weapons.
Delay after delay has caused more and more apprehension here in the USA, imagine what it is doing to Christian families in Baghdad. As we wait, with growing impatience I might add, for the President to say that he is tired of the french, the germans and the rest of the debating society to act, and that he has ordered the start of hostilities, a small group of our Christian brothers and sisters wait also. They wait for the bombs to fall on them, for loyal members of hussein's guard to put on US Military uniforms, come into their neighborhoods and homes, to rape their daughters, torture them and kill their sons, all for the benefit of hussein's friends and cohorts in the UN, the Press and the halls of our own Congress, Senate and political cess pools here in the USA. TV footage to use against the President and our troops. Footage to be used to insult, attack and indict our troops unjustly. Footage that jennings, his minions and his ilk will gladly show, footage that the leftist Republic haters of the Congress and the Senate will gladly blame the president and our men for.
If these delays have been caused by so called war protestors and enemies of the president in politics and the press, for no reason other than to embarrass and insult the President, then those who have protested, those who have raised such a stink with their every increasing and foolish chant of 'show us the proof', will be responsible for one of the greatest tragedies ever to befall our military. For if the President has delayed taking actions to satisfy his critics and that delay has resulted in allowing the Iraqi's to have the time to prepare, by moving artillery and rockets capable of carrying chemical and biological agents to our troops, then these men and women, boys and girls will, with the President and those who have advised him to wait, share in the blame of the unnecessary deaths on our men and women in uniform. And while I will be the first to call for the impeachment of the President, for as President, his primary function is as Commander and Chief, I will also call for the trial of those traitors who influenced him through their use of the public air waves, through their incessant protesting, through their use of their public office and through their influence as school teachers and members of the body politic.
Over the next seven days, I will be in the process of switching from my current ISP, they have gone up to $22.95 a month, to a new ISP who charges only $9.95 a month. While I will be saving a lot of money, about a bible a week, I do not expect to have the same level of tech support, so the thoughts may not appear, I may not answer my e-mail, I may not even answer the phone. Don't let this add to your level of apprehension, for all is fine here at ACP. I am simply trying to cut our cost, our overhead. For it is much better to use our scarce resources to buy bibles than it is to give it to a friendly ISP with great tech support. I have been happy with Megalink of Oxford Hills as my ISP, I just can no longer afford them.
Let me give you something to think about.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou Lord art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
I am going to try and put a thought up each day, but if I don't, just rely on the Lord, put your faith and trust in Him, pray for the President, pray he listens to the Lord and not the kennedy's the brokaws, the jennings, the leftist and the haters of all that we as a nation are. Pray for his strength and pray above all for our Christian brothers and sisters on both sides of the Iraq/Kuwait, Iraq/Jordan, Iraq/Turkey, South and North Korean borders.
The Lord our God, Messiah Yeshua be with you all, amen.
Lord God Creator of all things, we, the people of the USA, give Thee thanks for giving us the second chance we do not deserve. We thank Thee Lord for our brave troops who are at this very instant freeing and liberating people through out the kingdom of satan. Amen. And Lord we beseech Thee that Thou would send to our men a Paul, to preach Your word to them before they go to free those held captive by the forces of evil left by Saul. Touch the Presidents heart Lord, lead him in a direction to send evangelist to our troops, give him the strength Lord to serve You, to use his office, that You have entrusted him with, as Commander in Chief to authorize and send solid evangelical Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian evangelist preachers to bring the Word of God to our troops, giving them both reason to fight and the Lord's plan of salvation.
Lord Jesus, it is in Thy Sacred and Holy Name I pray, Amen.
All Scripture is 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.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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