ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Special Forces, Shock and Awe. Wednesday April 2nd, 2003
Today is the beginning of day 14 of the liberation of Iraq and the elimination of the threat of terrorism to the US and her allies. Not the allies proclaimed by Peter Jennings and his gang, not the allies claimed by the emasculated, insignificant, US Republic haters of the UN, but our true allies, the ones fighting with us; The Brits, the Aussies, the Israelis, and the various unorganized state militias of the border states.
As we watch this war that is systematically eliminating fascist freedom haters throughout the world, we come to understand the true role of the US "Special Forces". But, who are they? Who are the men that make up the special operations units called Special Forces? For the most part they are men with very special training from units within the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force and US Marine Corps, along with units from the CIA. They include Army Special Forces and Rangers, Navy Seals, men from the Air Forces AFOC, Marine Recon and Sniper units, and men from a special unit within the CIA. Deadly men within the very city limits of Baghdad, they are making what is left of the ruling authority of the Saddam Hussein regime miserable. They, for the most part, are responsible for cutting this ruling classes numbers down. For they are the very enemy that roams unhindered within the city gates of Baghdad. They are like the stealthy treatment used to eliminate a cancer within the pancreas, they are eating the very fiber of the of the cancer that has infected Iraq from the inside out, and by the time their presence was known, the Hussein government was terminal.
But, did you know that satan has special forces troops too? But unlike our Special Forces that attack the cancer, satan's special forces are the cancer that breaks your heart. Does anything hurt a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian more than to be attacked by his or her closest unsaved family of friends?
And when Jesus had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Matthew 10:1-15)
How badly do you think it hurt the Lord to be betrayed by Judas Iscariot, one of the Lord's inner circle, one of His inner family. Now, while the Lord knew about Judas, His other Apostles didn't, imagine what Judas Iscariot's betrayal of the Lord did to John, James, Peter and the other true apostles of the Lord. Judas Iscariot was one of satan's special forces.
Within your circle of family and closet friends are members of satan's special forcesl, men and women that satan can use, knowing that they can hurt you more and deeper than any others. My younger brother, my only brother, lives about 500 miles south of here, occasionally, because of his job, he get's to come to Maine. I hear about his visit, not from him, but from others, for he visits a company that is only 20 miles from my house. Yet, he never calls or comes to visit me. My brother Rick, is a member of satan's special forces, when I hear that Rick was in Fryeburg, it hurts me, it hurts because to drive from the airport in Portland to Fryeburg, Rick comes within five miles of my house.
satan knows he can never have you back if you are truly a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian. But, he knows he can hurt you, and he knows that through the use of his special forces, he can cause you to do or say something very unChristian. Now, while it is obvious why he would want to hurt you, why would he use his special forces just to get you to do something or say something unChristian?
satan will use unsaved members of your family as his special forces to cause you to say or do something unChristian in public, just so he can tap a fence sitting unbeliever on the shoulder and whisper in his or her ear "see, he is a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian and he ...". satan uses the unsaved in your own family and amongst your closest friends as his special forces in his shock and awe campaign to keep the unsaved, unsaved. satan knows that if you are truly a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, he can never get you back, but he also knows that you are human and as such are subject to human emotions. And he can use your human emotions to keep another from becoming a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian.
Don't let satan do to you, what the brave men who comprise our US Special Forces are doing to the cancer that is the terrorism. For while our brave men of Special Forces attack the cancer, satan and his special forces are the cancer that can and does attack your very heart.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you all, may He bless you and keep you safe, may He give you the strength to stand together with other Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian in your family and fight off the threats and hatred of satan's special forces within your family.
May our Lord Jesus welcome our men and women who give their lives for our freedom those who are Saved, and those of the Iraqi army who are Saved but are forced under threat to kill their families, with an "It's ok, you're home know". And may He be with those families who have or will be burying their children from this war.
Our Lord be with and bless 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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