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
She told me that in her dream she and her husband were walking down a street in a city, they turned a corner and walked up another block and then turned again, as they walked up this street, her husband suddenly disappeared. Just vanished. She looked all around and ran back over their route asking everyone she saw if they had seen her husband, none had.
I have known her for about 18 months, but I have known her husband for 23 years, so I guess it would be safe to say that I know him better than I know her. I have been telling him about the Lord and having him read about the Lord for the last four years or so, her I have neglected for the most part. He I pray for daily, her I had been praying for occasionally.
As she told me about her dream I was at first ecstatic because I felt that her dream had shown her husband as having been raptured, but then it dawned on me that if my interpretation of her dream was correct, she had been left behind and that really bothered me. It bothered me because I had preached to him but not her.
Guys we have covered this before, but we are going to cover it again. If you are a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian and you have unsaved family members, especially close ones like your wife and or kids, you need to commit to praying for them every day, at least once a day. For if you don't, who will?
Each night, as your wife lays beside you asleep, put your hand on her head and go to the Lord Jesus in prayer for her salvation and protection, ask the Lord to surround her with angels with flaming swords protecting her from the evil one, his minions and his ilk and those who serve the evil one knowingly or unknowingly. Do the same for each of your kids, by going to each of their bedroom doors if they live at home and praying for them if they are away just pray nightly for them asking the Lord to do the same thing for them. For what good is all the silver and gold in the world if they are going to spend all eternity in the lake of fire?
Why pray for them? Why not just let them see your chaste behavior?
Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. (Matthew21:21 ACP/KJV)
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it. (John 14:12-14 ACP/KJV)
In the verses above we read how Jesus has told us that if we are truly Born again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, we can do the same things He did as a matter of fact, we could look at a tree and by simply asking God, have it uprooted and tossed into the ocean. Now, I can not think of a whole bunch of reason to toss a tree into the ocean or to move a mountain, but, I can think of a lot of good, make that excellent reason to pray for the salvation of my kin who are unsaved. If the Lord raptures His church before I get a chance to talk to this young woman, seriously evangelize her, than woe upon me, for while I will not loose my salvation, my laziness, my hesitation, may cost her salvation.
Perhaps the reason the Lord let her dream that dream and tell it to me was to show pig headed me, how lack I have been. Maybe her dream was to show me that I have not been doing my job. And what is my job? Why it is the same as all of yours who are true Born again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, my job is to do exactly what Jesus has commanded all of us to do:
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. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? (Romans 10:12-15a ACP/KJV)
All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:18b, 19, &20 ACP/KJV)
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (Mark 16:15b&16 ACP/KJV)
In Romans 10, The Holy Spirt through the Apostle Paul ask how is one going to get saved if they never hear about Jesus, and how is anyone going to hear about Jesus if no one preaches Jesus to them? He goes on to ask, how can anyone preach except they be sent? In Matthew and again in Mark Jesus tells us that we are all called upon to preach salvation through Him and to baptize in the names of the father, Son and Holy Ghost.
I will see this young woman again soon, and when I do, I will say to her: ".... I want to talk to you about that dream you had." Starting this morning, I started praying for her by name, this will continue till the day I die. For through her dream and her desire to tell me about it, I am convinced that the Lord is calling me to task and when Jesus calls me to task, I had best listen and obey, for it is He to whom I owe everything, there is nothing that I have or am that has not been directly attributed to me by the Lord Christ Jesus, for I am His slave and He is my Owner and Master and as such I am and own nothing, all that I am and have is His.
Lord, Thou knowest whom this woman is, forgive me for neglecting her, help me Lord to help her to understand, let me Lord, I beseech Thee, have the time, for as badly as I want You to rapture us, I now ask for just a bit more time, for Lord it would be horrible for one that Thou has entrusted to me, to slip through the cracks and be left behind, because of my ignorance, my laziness, my fears or hesitation. In Thy name I ask this Lord Jesus, amen.
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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