A daily Christian thought from:
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
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
So shall My word be that goeth forth out of M mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11 ACP/KJV)
"what must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30b ACP/KJV)
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3b ACP/KJV)
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON HIM SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:9-12 ACP/KJV)
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto Him, "Rabbi, we know that Thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him." Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?" Jesus answered, 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.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Nicodemus answered and said unto Him, "How can these things be?" Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 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(Jesus) 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(Jesus) is come into the world, and men loved darkness(satan) 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 3:1-21 ACP/KJV)
But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, ven when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:4-9 ACP/KJV)
And there were also two other, malefactors, led with Him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted His raiment, and cast lots.
And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God." And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him, and offering Him vinegar, and saying, "If Thou be the king of the Jews, save Thyself."
And a superscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS." And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on Him, saying, ""If Thou be Christ, save Thyself and us."
But the other answering rebuked him, saying, "Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this Man hath done nothing amiss."
And he said unto Jesus, "Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom."
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with Me in paradise. (Luke 23:33-43 ACP/KJV)
There, the plan of salvation from "What must I do to be saved?" to proof that salvation is through Grace and not by works, tithing or traditions.
We in the USA are in serious trouble, we, as Christians need to focus on the Word and His word. We need to never lose sight of the fact that we are just visiting here, that at this point in time, the ruler of this planet is satan. That won't be for long, but it is for now. Our home is with the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus in His heaven. Earth will eventually be part of our domain, but for now, it is the realm of satan. Focus on Christ, not George Bush, not the pope, not tradition, nor working your way into heave. Focus on the absolute truths in the Bible, focus on what God says He likes and what He says he dislikes. Do not think homosexuality, abortion, lesbianism, cannibalism or any of the other politically correct sexual deviants are ok in God's eyes, they are not.
I'll close with these two verses of Scripture: Matthew 10:33 and Matthew 6:24. Read them and heed them for if you ignore God's word and God's Word, you will not find your name written in the Lambs Book Of Life and there aint no purgatory. And if you find, at the time of the judgement, that your name does not appear, picture this, for this will come to pass.
As you are outside of heaven looking in, as you are being tormented day and night, for all eternity, as you are crying out with the millions upon millions of other souls whose pain and suffering is so intense that you can not stand it but know it will never end, that you will never have any peace, you will never have any relaxation or reprieve from that horrible burning pain. That you will never again be in light, that all will be darkness and pain and suffering and it will never end. Look across the gulf, there you will see Paradise. Keep looking there, never stop. For one day, one day maybe a million, maybe two million, maybe ten billion years from now, I will be standing at a window of the palace of paradise. I will look out, I will not see you, I will not see the suffering you have condemned yourself to, but, I will know you are there. And I will tip my glass of fine red wine, I will raise my turkey leg in your direction. And as I take a sip of the wine to wash down the scrumptious turkey meat, I will look towards you and mouth these words "I told you so!"
My job is to give you Scripture, my job is to preach to you, it is not my job to ensure that you get to heaven. That is your job, for just as I and every other Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, made a conscience decision to give our lives and our freedom to Jesus, so must you, or suffer the eternal consequences. "He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me." Christ Jesus 32 or so AD.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May He be with Colby as he has now arrived at Paris Island and strted boot camp, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf. Amen.
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May the Lord understand the importance of Mac, Cecily, Steve, and Rev. Jim Marstaller to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
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 John Ashcroft, 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.
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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