ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Will we have the sense to give the credit and praise to God?
Monday April 7th, 2003
Well, as of this morning, our troops have the run of down town Baghdad. We, so far, thank God, have had a very successful war in the removal of Saddam Hussein, his minions and his ilk. The pundits in the press along with their minions and ilk in the left wing politics of the USA and Britain have been proven wrong at every turn. And while there are still a few die hard Hussein supporters out protesting against the forces of the US Military and the President of the United States, you have to wonder what they are protesting. Their side and their leader, Saddam Hussein have lost. The Hussein regime is all but dead, and those few who are still around are very bad insurance risk, very bad indeed. For as you read this, or men and women are hunting each and everyone of them down. So, what are they protesting? Or is it that they just like to protest, giving them a chance to use their freedom of speech to insult and abase the president and those who fight so hard to protect their freedom to spew their venom?
Now, comes the moment of truth for the leaders and members of the victorious Coalition forces, will they take the credit for the destruction of Saddam, his minion and his ilk or will they give the credit to He who has allowed them this victory, Christ Jesus our Lord. We now, more than we did even in the beginning of this war on terrorism, need the help, guidance and protection of our Lord Jesus, the Christ. We are surrounded on every wide by enemies, we have Canada on the north and Mexico on the south, both countries turned against us in the UN, both countries have been attacking our borders since the beginning of our war on terrorism. Both countries have sided, not with us, but with those forces determined to destroy us. And domestically, we still have the real enemies of freedom, the real supporters of tyranny, members of the US Senate and Congress, who would sacrifice our Military for political gain, the Daschle's, the Kennedy's, the Kerry's, the left wing communist of both the democrat and republican party.
This morning I heard the governor of Maine, the former Congressman from Maine's second congressional district complimenting the troops and their victory, not a world of praise for the President and the planners, only the troops, and this from a man who used his vote, while a member of congress, to destroy and undermine the US Military at every turn. One of the many anti military votes taken for granted by former president and US Military hater, Clinton.
But, the real threat to our men and women in uniform, is not the enemy domestic or foreign, it is God Himself. For our Military, without those Baldacci refuses to acknowledge or give credit too, the President, his war team, and those who planned the war with stars on their shoulders, would be a sorry bunch to say the least.
Let us look at how God deals with those who take credit from Him and put it upon their own shoulders.
All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. And, the king spake, and said, "Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?"
While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will.
And in the same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws. (Daniel 4:28-33)
Heed the words of the Lord Mr. President, heed these words, staff of the President, civilian and military, for God will not be mocked, neither will He be pushed to the side with His glory and praise going to another. You prayed to God for Help, He granted that help, now give Him the praise and glory for the victory that is within your grasp.
And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, "It is the voice of a god, and not of a man". And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him (Herod), because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. (Acts 12:21-23)
In this part of the war, the part involving Iraq and before it Afghanistan, we have lost less than 200 members of our military and fighting forces, yet we have destroyed in the neighborhood of 100,000 of the enemy, we have granted their request and sent them to their eternal home with allah, the moon god. And while they will find neither virgins. Peace or paradise, they are where they asked to be, dead with allah. We have done this by going to the Lord in prayer, asking His guidance, help and protection. And He has granted our prayers, He has been with us every step of the way. He gave us time and strength, he gave us one who starts his day in prayer as CIC, now it is time for us to publicly show our gratitude to Him, by giving Jesus the praise.
Lord God, Creator of heaven and earth, we give You thanks and praise, we thank Thee Lord for being with us as we fought to free the people of Iraq and the world from the evil that was the Saddam Hussein regime. We thank Thee Lord for the few casualties we have had, we give all the thanks and praise to You Lord for it is by Your will and hand that we have won so far. And we beseech Thee Lord that You will continue to be with us in the fight to eliminate the terrorist threat, but Your will be done Lord, not mine, but Yours.
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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