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
Associate Pastor Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
How often I have wondered why the Lord has not corrected us as a nation. Yesterday, as I was walking along the beach in the infamously pro-sodomite town of Ogunquit, Maine, I came to realize that the Lord has indeed be been correcting the USA.
As you read below, you'll see that those whom the Lord loves, have no fears
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. (Proverbs 3:24,25,&26 ACP/KJV)
When a nation is serving God, God is with that nation, as when the fledgling USA was fighting for independence and fighting to get land from the heathens. When a nation is doing that which is evil in the sight of the lord, and if the Lord loves that nation and the people of that nation, He corrects those people and that nation. Correct meaning spanks, disciplines, shows then the errors of their ways.
For the longest time, I was concerned, I knew that God corrects those whom He loves just as father corrects an errant son or daughter. And I knew that we as individuals and as a nation were going way beyond the limits of endurance and patience of God. Yet, it didn't seem to me that God was doing anything about it. Which lead me to wonder if we had gone so far astray the God had simply washed His hands of us.
But, know I have come to realize that God has indeed been punishing us, He has been using us to punish us. Let me explain. When the tribe of Benjamin got so far out of control that God was furious with them He used the other eleven tribes to literally destroy the tribe of Benjamin. Read Judges chapters 19 and 20.
God has and is doing the same to His people in the USA. No one came to the USA and took away our freedom that He gave us from the first arrivals in this country and then certified in writing by George Washington and the founding fathers, no, we surrendered the freedoms on our own for a promise and a lie. No one came to he USA and forced abortion and degradation of our daughters upon us, no we did that to ourselves.
When a people and nation love and serve Jesus, they have courage and nothing to fear, they sleep well and welcome new additions, babies. When a country stops loving and serving Jesus, they by default turn to false gods, all false gods are but manifestations of the one and only true false god, satan. satan thrives on fear, just as Jesus loves freedom, happiness and courage, satan loves fear, hatred and back shooting.
Look back in time with me to just a few of the things God caused to happen to Israel when they got to far out of hand and we will see the parallels to us in the USA today.
In Deuteronomy 28 God warns that if His people stop worshiping Him He will:
48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and He shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until He have destroyed thee.
49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:
54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.
56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates. (Verse 48-57 JV) Read 2Kings 6:28-29; Jeremiah 19:9; Lamatations 2:20; 4:10 for you see it came to pass, that parents ate their own children.
In the USA today, we have taken in refuges and people from other countries, both legally and illegally, but even those who came in illegally we welcomed, forgave and allowed to stay, even though they spoke languages unfamiliar to us. They, have undermined our nation and our morals and most important they have brought in strange gods and we as a nation have forsaken the one true God, and now we kill our own children. Today we call it abortion. We are no longer a nation with men so courageous that we could turn them down as they come join in the fight, we now call upon girls to protect our streets and fight our wars.
God has used we ourselves to destroy we ourselves, for while foreigners have snuck in, we have made them part of us, we have lost our courage as men and even as government. We kill our children and stand by and shed crocodile tears as young women are starved to death with half the population cheering her torturers on.
Yes, God the father does love us, and He is chastising us, just as a Father does to the son He loves. Now, how do we get back on the good side of God? Simply behave. Behave and do what He tells us to do. Confess, repent and ask for forgiveness.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. (1 John 1:8-10 ACP/KJV)
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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