ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Natural friends and natural enemies. Monday March 31st, 2003
Sometimes, we get a bit confused on just who our friends are and who our enemies are. You may have noticed how the nightly news and the so called major media continually refer to France, Germany and Russia as our friends and allies. They at the same time ignore Bulgaria, Australia and Israel. You do not have to be a mental giant to know that France, Germany and Russia are not our friends and allies, but can only be classified as enemies. For would a friend supply your enemies, those you are in deadly combat with, weapons, ammunition, intelligence reports, and technical support? Maybe they are the friends and allies of the major media, for it would seem that many in the media, like those in France, Germany and Russia, oppose our nation, it's freedoms and our Republican form of government, and would like to see us defeated.
It would appear that politicians like Tom Allen, Olympia Snowe, Mike Chitwood and John Baldacci, would have more in common with me than some black non-English speaking Christian in Ethiopia, the Sudan, Nigeria, or Egypt. But we don't, and it is not just because Tom Allen, Olympia Snowe, Mike Chitwood and John Baldacci are communists, it is because Tom Allen, Olympia Snowe, Mike Chitwood and John Baldacci serve satan. While the Christian in Ethiopia, the Sudan, Nigeria, or Egypt, like me, serves Christ.
So, while on the surface it would appear that France, Germany and Russia are our friends and allies, they are no more our friends and allies than Tom Allen, Olympia Snowe, Mike Chitwood and John Baldacci, have anything in common with me.
While Jesus yet talked to the people, behold, His mother and His brethren stood without, desiring to speak with Him. Then one said unto Him, "Behold, Thy mother and Thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with Thee."
But Jesus answered and said unto him that told Him, Who is My mother? and who are My brethren?
Then He stretched forth His hand toward His disciples, and said, Behold My mother and My brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother. (Matthew 12:46-50)
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (John 13:34)
I am going to state this as a fact: There are US Military forces in Iraq that have more in common with some of the Iraqi's that they are about to kill or have already killed than they do with the likes of Tom Allen, Olympia Snowe, Mike Chitwood and John Baldacci, and many other politicians here in the US of A. For, while there are not many, there are a few hundred Iraqi soldiers that are Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, as are many of our men and women in the coalition that are fighting against the forces of evil to liberate the people of Iraq.
There are two heavily armed forces right here in Maine, and I'm sure in every other state, two forces that are made to appear by the media and politicians to be enemies, yet are really natural friends and allies. The police and the militias.
For years, the leftist communist in the press and in political office have had the police and the militias at each others throats, wary of one an other, untrusting of one and other, yet, when you look at these two groups, what you find is that they are, for the most part, two peas in a pod. In Maine, both are concerned with and working to protect our border with Canada. The police patrol the streets, the militia patrols the woods. Yet, one of my biggest fears is that one day a fire fight will break out between these two groups, due to ignorance and having put their faith in the lies and deceit of the press and politicians who have convinced them that they are enemies.
Both the police and the Militias of Maine relish freedom, yet both have been convinced by those self same communists in the press and media that each is out to limit the freedoms of the other. While it is the press and the politicians that have tried to harness and limit the effectiveness of both. A while ago, I met a man, we had a long chat over coffee, we talked about gun control, abortion, politicians, Bush haters and Christ. We were literally two peas in a pod, while we may have slightly disagreed over what weapons a man can possess, I understand the Constitution to give every US Citizen the authority to have what ever weapons the US Military has, he was a bit leery about letting every day men and women own chain guns. But other than that, he and I saw and believed pretty much the same. A bit latter, I saw him in his police uniform, at that time I realized that he was a ranking officer in a police force. That got me thinking how we in the Patriot community are really natural friends with the police, not natural enemies, but like the Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian US Sniper looking through his scope at an Iraqi Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, it will take Christ Himself to bring us together and stop the distrust.
In first Corinthians 12, verses 12 to 27, God dictates to Paul how we are all one body. He tells us that while not all parts of the body are the same, non is more important than any other and that one can not do without the other and how even if one part says I am not of the body, he is still part of the body.
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free, patriots or police; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.
If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased Him.
And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Lord let us in the Patriot movement and they in the police understand what You are telling us here, for I have no idea, short of You, on how to resolve the problems between us and build up trust. For unlike the Sniper and the Iraqi, we don't have to be at odds, one with another.
Lord as this war on terrorism goes on, I would ask for the salvation of our troops, the salvation of our Secretary of Defense and the salvation of the Vice President and his family. I pray Thee Lord that You would open their eyes and help the Vice President and his wife through the difficulties of having an errant child.
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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