ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
What a difference ten years and one CIC makes.
Weekend of March 22nd & 23rd, 2003
Just about ten years ago, on April 19th, 1993, president William Jefferson Blyth Clinton, used the United States Army to murder 76 men women and children at a religious settlement outside of Waco, Texas. As commander in chief of the US Military, former president Clinton dishonored our Military by bringing them down to his debauched level. Under the command of president Clinton, our Military was a part of a group that attacked and killed 76 men, women and children, they attacked with tanks, helicopters, and orders to take no prisoners. Those who tried to make it out of the inferno where shot dead by snipers of both the US Army and FBI. That was under the corrupt and degenerate leadership of William Jefferson Blyth Clinton, commander in chief, US Military.
Today, ten years later, we once again see our Military following the orders of our President in carrying out a war, but this time there are some major differences. First, the Commander in Chief now is not Clinton, but instead a man of honor, a man who has faith and trust in the Lord Jesus, a man who has restored the US Military to one of honor. As we follow the US Military in this war to end the terrorist threat to our Nation, we see it being led by a man who has respect for human life, a man who does not tell our Military to take no prisoners, but instead has ordered our Military to do everything possible to save life, to give the enemy every opportunity to surrender or leave their units and go home.
By the close of the day on April 19th, 1993, I was, for the first time in my life, ashamed of what our US Military had done. Never before, not even at Kent State had I been ashamed of our men in uniform and it's leadership.
Ten years later, today, I could not be more proud of our Military, I am, as are most of you, seeing the most professional, most responsible, most honest, most honorable military in the entire world in action. Given the wide latitude President Bush has given our military to fight and win this war, given the weapons they have been cleared to use, up to and including tactical nukes, and given the force and ability of those charged with prosecuting this war, the show of respect for human life could not be more apparent and heart warming.
Ten years ago we had a president that served satan, a president that started his day sexually assaulting young interns and searching the internet for pornography, a president defended by the pornography king larry flynt, the Christ denying liberal pulpit, and the Republic haters in the media and within our very government..
Today we have a Present that starts his day reading his Bible and in prayer. A President that arises early so that he can study his Bible and pray yet still have time to bring his wife coffee before waking her. A President that has such high regard and respect for the sanctity of human life that he has made it a priority of his first four years to end partial birth abortion, cloning and stem cell research. A President who has ended the use of federal tax dollars to fund the forced abortions of the world through the un. A President who has such love for Christ that he mentions the Lord more on television than liberal preachers mention the Lord from their pulpits. A President that has shown such respect for the life of both the baby in the womb and the population of our enemy countries that he has ordered our Military to show them more respect and give them more opportunity to save their lives than president clinton showed for the lives of US Citizens caught and trapped at Mt. Carmel.
And while I thank God every day for replacing president clinton with President Bush, I know that regardless of who is in the Oval Office, peace will still evade us. For, as we see in the dictation taking by the Apostle Paul from God,
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6)
But, even more clear and more reassuring are the words spoken to us by the Lord Himself. For many today feel a certain anxiety or apprehension about what is going on, they feel as if the world is on fire and they just don't understand what's happening. They look around and see wars, they see strange new diseases popping up, they see entire segments of our population devastated by sexually transmitted diseases, diseases that were not even around fifty years ago. Diseases with no cure, diseases that we are not even now aware of how devastating they are. Diseases like aids, herpes, and 35 others. They look around and see earthquakes of huge proportions hitting areas around the world, droughts that have millions starving. One dictator after another falling only to be replaced by someone even worse. Two bit third world thugs threatening the destruction of cities and states though the use of horrible weapons, weapons that cause runaway disease, pain and suffering.
Yet, almost two thousand years ago, the Lord told us not to be alarmed when we see these things. For really it is something to rejoice over, for it means that the time of His return, the time when He will return to take every past and present Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian home to be with Him. A time called tribulation when Jesus gives the population that is left behind seven years to make a choice between Him and satan. The seven year period that ends with Jesus letting the arch angel Michael come down on satan like a ton of bricks. The seven year period that ushers in the thousand years of rule under the Lord Jesus, the time we refer to as the millennial kingdom years.
Let us look at and find peace in the words of our Lord and our Saviour, Christ Jesus.
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him for to shew Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?"
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in My name, saying, 'I am Christ'; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
And there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (Matthew 24:1-14)
Now, I don't normally leave the verse numbers in when doing the thoughts, but this time I have, I have so that I can point out certain things to you.
In verses 1&2, we see the Lord and His apostles walking through down town Jerusalem, they must have been a pretty good mood, for we see an Apostle or two pointing to the temple and raving about it's size and beauty, yet Jesus tells them that it will be destroyed, just as it was 37 years later in 70AD by Titus and the Roman Legions.
In verse 3, we see the Apostles turning dead serious and asking the Lord to tell them more about the end times, the time when He will simply say to those on earth, "enough!" and come back.
In the next ten verses we see the Lord telling us, through the reporting of the Apostle Matthew, just what will happen before the glorious time He raptures us and recaptures the earth.
We see the Lord tell us that we are not to be deceived by books that are written as commentary but put themselves out as being bibles, preachers that use them to twist God's word and act like they are gods, phony Christ, men and women who sound so good that they actually shake the foundations of the church, men and women like the pope and his priest who have so confuse those who refuse to read God's word the Bible, that they fall for such lies making the liar look like a Christ or spokesmen for Christ.
As we read further, we see the Lord telling us that in the end times, the times just before He returns, we will see wars all around us, we will hear rumors of even more wars, that there will be earthquakes and pestilence, a word used to define both famine and disease and sickness brought on by natural and man made things.
So, what we see in the Lord's words are that, what is going on now, is not to be feared but to instead tell us, who read and obey His word, that our time on this earth and the corruption of this earth are coming to an end. That we had best get ready for His return. And for that reason we should redouble our thanks to the Lord for His hearing our prayers and replacing president ahab and jezebel with President Bush and Laura. Thank you Lord fr bringing honesty and integrity back to the office of US Attorney General, to the position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and to the commander of our men in the field of war.
Lord God, Creator of all things, we thank You. We thank You for letting us be proud of our President and our Military in these last days. We thank Thee Lord and ask You Lord to be with our men and women as they bring freedom and liberation to the men and women of Iraq, giving the small but devote Christian community in that part of the world to bring Your word and Your truth and Your salvation to those who have never been able to hear Your word for fear of death and torture. We pray Your blessing upon them and Your continued enlightenment on those in authority within the halls of our government. Give our President, You servant, George Bush the strength and patience to withstand the attacks by those who hate You and him in our media and in our government.
We ask You Lord to bring devote men and women in to the lives of our family and friends who are unsaved that they may hear Your word and make a decision based upon Your truths. Instead of being condemned through ignorance.
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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