ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Raise your children to fear God! Thursday April 18th, 2003
About twice a year I like to do a thought for moms. And today is the day, so men, go away.
Ok, moms, go get a cup of tea, a cup of coffee of whatever, get comfortable and let's discuss moms and their most important role. When asked why she was so involved in a career and had spent so little time with her daughter, Hillary Clinton said: "What was I supposed to do, stay home and make cookies?" While Clinton's snide and sarcastic answer brought cheers from the group of national organization of women who she had directed her answer to, it brought a sad, yet honest response from moms who fear God. For to those moms who fear God, the answer to Clinton's response which was really a question answering a question, "What was I suppose to do, stay home and bake cookies?" is YES!
For a mom, there is no more important role than being a mom. And what does that entail? Well God's word teaches us that it means you are to be submissive to your husband, and more:
In Paul's first letter to Timothy, he had this to say:
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. (1 Timothy 1:11-15)
Paul is not saying don't home school your children, he is saying, amongst other things, don't overrule your husband, by telling him off as if you were his teacher.
Now, let's see what a mom should do.
Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. Honor widows that are widows indeed. Now how do you think a child is to grow up respecting elders, treating other Born Again believers as brothers, treating other married women with children with the same respect they have for their own mothers? Showing respect for unmarried young girls, helping them to grow up pure and treating widows with respect, compassion and helping them with their daily lives? How will a child grow up knowing to do these things if he or she is sent to the public government school system? The only way they learn to do these things is if they are home schooled by a loving God fearing mom.
But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God. Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day. Do you really think that if you yell at your husband, call your kids names, send them off to the government operated secular school system that they are going to learn to help, respect and love you if you suddenly become a widow? Do you really think the government school system instills a love of mom, dad and family with strong biblical Christian principals in their little charges? They don't! So how do your kids learn to love and respect you enough to care for you, instead of sticking you in a nursing home or worse if you become sick, elderly or widowed? They will learn it from a mom who fears God and loves her kids enough to home school them!
But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. Do you know what Paul is telling you here? Look at it again: But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. If you put the pleasures of the flesh, houses, cars, summer paces, fancy clothes and the such ahead of educating your kids, instead of raising your kids up to fear God and respect you and your husband, you are dead. Oh you may still be breathing, but to your kids, you are dead already. For you have delegated your responsibilities to others, you have turned the raising of your children over to others, and you can not and should not expect your kids to put you first in your time of need when you didn't put them first in their time of need, their growing up years.
And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless. But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. Do your kids see your mom and dad, your husband's mom and dad, your brothers, sisters and in-laws struggling, while you send your kids off to the public kiddie kennel so that you can have a nifty new car? Or do they see you reaching out to help your parents, your husband's parents and your in-laws? Do you incorporate good works projects for the grandparents as part of your home schooling projects? Do you use making cookies for grandpa a math lesson for your little ones? Do the older boys use their math lesson time to study and build a bird house for grandma? How are they going to learn to care for their own in the secular, anything goes, no absolute right or wrong, public government schools? Do you think that a school that denies the existence of God is going to teach His principals?
Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work. You know moms, if you are a faithful wife, have worked diligently to raise your kids and to teach them to fear God, respect their elders, have worked to show your kids by example to show compassion to those less fortunate, and to listen to those who preach God's Word and God's word, and are over sixty with no where to turn, God will see you through.
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. Don't raise your daughters to be snoops, gossips, the such, raise your daughters to stay pure, get married, have children, home school, keep house, cook from scratch, love their children, put their husbands first, and care for you when you get older.
For some are already turned aside after Satan. Turn your back on the responsibilities that God has given you for raising you family and you have turned to secularism, satan. Do you think denying God the opportunity to give you children by using birth control or God forbid abortion is acceptable behavior in God's eyes? Or is denying God the opportunity to give you children by using birth control or abortion acceptable behavior in satan's eyes?
If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed. How is your son to know that he should make room in his house for you when you are old? How is your daughter to know that she should make room for you and care for you when you are elderly and sick? Your sons and your daughters learn how to treat you when you are elderly, sick, widowed etc., by the way you treat your mom, your dad, and your in-laws in their time of need. Stick your dad or mom in a old age home and you best believe that's where you'll end up as well. (1 Timothy 5:1-16)
So, what is the bottom line of today's message? Moms home school your kids, teach your kids to fear God, teach your kids to serve God and obey God's word. And the way you do that is to Home School your kids and live your life as God's word dictates. Don't raise your daughters to be politicians, raise them to have kids, bake cookies, love and obey their husbands and home school their kids.
I have a prayer project for you. Study the lives of any two women in the US Congress, either the house or the senate, study them faithfully, get to know them. Then, after your nightly chores are done, after you have cleaned the kids, got them ready for bed, prayed with them, got your hugs and nightly kisses, tucked them in, listened to your husband, their dad, read to the little ones, and you are then cuddled up to your husband, exhausted but fulfilled and happy, think of those two women in Congress. And after you cry for them, pray for them. For while their lives seem rich, they are not only paupers, they are the ones Paul is talking about who are dead already.
May the Lord our God, Messiah Yeshua be with and bless you, may He hear your every cry and may He heal your every hurt. 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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