ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Blind, corrupt or just plain stupid, you decided.
Wednesday April 16th, 2003
After having fasted for forty days and forty nights, Messiah Yeshua left the desert and was immediately accosted by satan. Instantly satan challenged the Lord, saying: "If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread." And Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."
Unwilling to accept defeat, satan then took the Lord to the top of a mountain and in an instants time showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world, past, present and future, then satan said to the Lord: "All this power will I give Thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If Thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be Thine." Yeshua responded: "Get thee behind Me, satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve."
The devil went on to challenge the Lord to step off the Temple, but it is the governments I want to make a point about today. Let us look at what has happened. The devil takes Jesus to the top of a mountain, shows Him all the government of the world and tells Jesus that if He will worship him, he will give all the governments of the word to Jesus. The devil claims that all the governments of the word had been given to him. Now if that statement by satan regarding the governments of the world was not true, Jesus would have come down on him like a ton of bricks, but He didn't, instead Jesus simply stated that He, and we, should only worship God. Indirectly Jesus, confirmed that satan controls the governments of the world.
Over the years, I have given you many examples of poof of that, mostly on the national level, today, I want to show you how even a Maine State Joint Legislative Committee, obeys the words of satan.
Fuel has a tax on it, the total taxation amount is made up of both federal and state road use tax, here in Maine the two add up to around fifty cents per gallon. This tax is called the "Road use tax". Many things are exempt from this road use tax, they are exempt because the fuel used is to power motors for off road use, such as farm tractors, construction equipment, fishing boats and generators. Up until about 18 months ago, the State of Maine would refund the road tax paid on gasoline that was used for gasoline powered home electric generators. Then they stopped refunding the tax on gasoline used in gas powered generators, diesel generators still get the road tax back. Now think about it for a minute, if you use a diesel generator to power your home you do not have to pay road use tax, but if you use a gasoline generator you do have to pay road use tax.
I brought this to the attention of State Senator Rick Bennett of Norway, Maine, Rick saw the hypocrisy of taxing gas generator fuel but not diesel generator fuel so he introduced legislation that would have caused the state to reimburse the road use tax on gasoline the same as it does for diesel generators.
On Thursday April 3rd, 2003, I went to the hearing on this bill before the Transportation Committee.
The Transportation Committee is a joint committee having both Senators and House members on
it. The members of the committee are:
Senator Pamela Henderson Hatch (D-Somerset),
Senator Dennis S. Damon (D-Hancock),
Senator Christine R. Savage (R-Knox),
Representative Ronald E. Usher (D-Westbrook),
Representative Boyd P. Marley (D-Portland),
Representative Rosaire Paradis, Jr. (D-Frenchville),
Representative Lisa T. Marrachéé (D-Waterville),
Representative Sonya G. Sampson (D-Auburn),
Representative Terrence P. McKenney (R-Cumberland),
Representative Ronald F. Collins (R-Wells),
Representative Deborah K. McNeil (R-Rockland),
Representative Arlan R. Jodrey (R-Bethel),
and Representative William P. Browne (R-Vassalboro).
Now bear in mind, all this bill did was cause the department of taxation to treat gasoline generators and diesel generators the same, taxation wise. On April 10th, 2003, the Transportation committee voted unanimously against the bill. By their vote, they left the state department of taxation's practice of letting those who, like me, use a diesel generator, buy their fuel with out the road use tax, but relegated those who use gasoline generators to the back of the taxation bus, forcing them to pay road use tax to generate electric power for their homes or camps.
The last question asked me by a member of the Transportation Committee was if I was associated with ChristianPatriot.com.
So, you tell me, are the Democrats and Republicans that make up the Transportation Committee blinded by satan, corrupt or just plain stupid.
I thank God that, for those of us who are Born Again Christians, this time on earth is the closest we come to hell. And I shudder to think that for those who are not Born Again Christians, this time on earth is their heaven.
For, Messiah Yeshua said very clearly: "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. ... For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him 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 Yeshua 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 Christ came into the world, and men loved satan rather than Christ, because their deeds were evil."
Lord, I pray that those on the Transportation committee are only corrupt or stupid. 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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