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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
Let me continue, Bird Flu, Homosexuality, Abortion, Adultery, Idolatry, Evolution, Pornography, Drugs (legal and illegal), is this what the USA now stands for? Is this what our men are fighting to protect?
Guys, think about it for a minute. What do you think we, as a nation, project as an image to the rest of the world? Do we project an image of being a God fearing, Christ centered, moral, just, temperate, sober and honest society? Do you know we are the only nation on earth where it is legal to perform a partial birth abortion? Not even China, Russia, and Cuba allow partial birth abortions, only the US of A.
What did the baby do?
Done thinking? So, what can we do? Let us start by asking God to bless us, to open our hearts, minds, ears. To seek our answer from His Holy, infallible word and Word.
While speaking on the Mount of Olives some 1,935 years ago, Jesus said these words: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5:17&18)
By that, what Jesus is saying is that His coming fulfilled all of the Old Testament prophecies and requirements and proofs of the coming of the Messiah. But that the rest of the Old Testament is still completely applicable and that not one punctuation mark is to be moved or destroyed until He has completed all things written in the Holy Scriptures. In other words, everything in the Bible that was not fulfilled by His coming or that He has personally changed in Scripture, will come to pass and not one thing in the Bible is to be changed or ignored.
Jesus changed the rules about adultery, He made them tougher:
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, 'Thou shalt not commit adultery': But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
It hath been said, 'Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement': But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. (Matthew 5:27-32)
But, on the other hand He made some things easier, such as eating. The Old Testament had some pretty strict rules about what you could and could not eat, but Jesus made it easier to shop: On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, "Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean." And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. (Acts 10:9-16)
From then on out, Peter had bacon and eggs for breakfast most mornings but ham and eggs on occasion. Before that time, lobster was not allowed. Think about it, no eel, no snails, no lobster, pork or rabbit meat. But now we can eat everything.
But there are many things in the Old Testament that are not changed and we are going to look at one of them right now because we as a nation fit the description to a "t".
And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to Myself for an house of sacrifice.
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people;
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.
Now Mine eyes shall be open, and Mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there for ever: and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually.
And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before Me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe My statutes and My judgments; Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
But if ye turn away, and forsake My statutes and My commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of My land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for My name, will I cast out of My sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations. And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, "Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?"
And it shall be answered, "Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath He brought all this evil upon them." (2 Chronicles 7:12-22)
The Temple or as Jesus calls it: "this place to Myself for an house of sacrifice" at the time that God spoke these words to Solomon, was a building in Jerusalem. Today it is inside of every true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19)
The people of God, "If My people, which are called by My name" at the time Solomon first heard these words, referred to the Israelites. Today He is referring to every true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian.
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 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. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. ...
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved, 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.
And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the Light, neither cometh to the Light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the Light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. (John 3:3,5,6&15-21)
We are the Temple of God, we are His people. God has shut up the heavens. He has brought pestilence to our planet. We are a people in deep trouble, and yet we have hope. As His people we can and should humble ourselves before Jesus, seek His face, seek His holy instructions through prayer, and turn from our evil ways and turn back to Him.
Let us pray: Lord God Creator of the universe, we come to Thee, for it is only Thee whom we serve and belong to. It is only Thee who can rescue us. It is only Thee Lord Jesus who has the answer to our problems. We come to Thee Lord Jesus, not as strangers, servants, or taxpayers, but as younger brothers in desperation with no one else to turn to.
Lord we are a sinful nation, a sinful people. We are little brothers who deserve Your wrath, but seek Your patience, kindness and love instead. Lord, Thou has given us a king, and our king is tired, he is getting old and harried. This, I believe, is because we have not prayed for him as we are commanded. It is because he is being beaten on all sides and his inner circle is tiring as well.
Lord Jesus, give him strength, give him a hunger to read, study and obey Your word as it is written, not as he or others think it should have been written. Give him the strength to seek You face, to listen intently for your voice, to obey and apologize for even thinking that he and we could do it on our own.
Help us Lord to humble ourselves at your feet, to put aside our pride, our self respect, our egos and follow, worship and obey without question, You.
Jesus, please let Allen out of that jail. Thank You Lord for bringing Dusty, Casey, and Shirley home safely. And Lord please do whatever You have to do to bring salvation to Julie, Danny,Teresa, Sean, Diana, Julie, Tammy, Diane, Ricky, Jean, Mark, and all the others whose salvation I pray for.
Thank You Jesus, 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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The Lord be with and bless you all and please keep me, Jim, Steve, Channing and Cecily in your prayers. They are the working backbone of Christianpatriot.com. Amen.
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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