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

Another birthday in now behind me:

Friday May 6th, 2005
Yesterday was my physical birthday. Yes, I was born on May 5, 1950 and yesterday on May 5, 2005 I celebrated my 55th birthday. When others found that out almost invariably they made comments to me like, "you better buy a lottery ticket with fives." Since I firmly believe the state operated lottery is wrong and becomes another tax on the poor, I did not buy one. I celebrated the majority of my day attending a business meeting 250 miles from home in Huntsville, Alabama. I left the meeting a few minutes early and eagerly headed north to Kentucky.

Arriving home and being able to share my joys with a loving wife and family was what mattered. On the 4 hour drive I had time to contemplate what God has done for me in 55 years. I have now lived for 20,089 days. That is 20,089 beautifully painted sunrises and 20,088 sunsets that God has provided for my enjoyment. My heart has beat over 2,024,971,200 times. Think of the enormity of all that. Without my consciously doing a thing, that muscle in my chest has beat over two billion times.

What a wonderful thing life is and how great it is to contemplate how much I have accomplished and how much more there is to do. Although we do not know the days of our lives and must live them physically as though we will be home with Christ at any moment it is good to contemplate the past and anticipate the promise of future.

Today I would like to share with you both promises and praise:

Exodus 6:6-8 (KJV)

6: Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
7: And I will take you to Me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8: And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.

To David in 1 Kings 2:3-4 (KJV)

3: And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, and His commandments, and His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:
4: That the LORD may continue His word which He spake concerning Me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.

Phillipians 4:10-14 (KJV)

10: But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
11: Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12: I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
14: Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.

Psalm 71 (KJV)

1: In Thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2: Deliver me in Thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline Thine ear unto me, and save me.
3: Be Thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: Thou hast given commandment to save me; for Thou art my rock and my fortress.
4: Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5: For Thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: Thou art my trust from my youth.
6: By Thee have I been holden up from the womb: Thou art He that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of Thee.
7: I am as a wonder unto many; but Thou art my strong refuge.
8: Let my mouth be filled with Thy praise and with Thy honour all the day.
9: Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
10: For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11: Saying, "God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him."
12: O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
13: Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
14: But I will hope continually, and will yet praise Thee more and more.
15: My mouth shall shew forth Thy righteousness and Thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
16: I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of Thy righteousness, even of Thine only.
17: O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared Thy wondrous works.
18: Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed Thy strength unto this generation, and Thy power to every one that is to come.
19: Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto Thee!
20: Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21: Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22: I will also praise Thee with the psaltery, even Thy truth, O my God: unto Thee will I sing with the harp, O Thou Holy One of Israel.
23: My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto Thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
24: My tongue also shall talk of Thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

God is always true to His promises. Are you true to yours? As each of us ages physically and matures in CHRIST, take time to review your life. Have you been true with your promises to God every step of the way? HE is always true with HIS. Don't brow beat yourself into submission, simply review your life and praise CHRIST for being there with you every step of the way and with every beat of your heart.

I would like to ask for prayer for a local homeschool family that was hit hard with a personal disaster this week. On Tuesday morning the David Ragland farm had a fire that consumed one of their hog barns and an office killing over 1,000 hogs. They are now in the process of cleaning and preparing to rebuild. Please keep this Christian family in your prayers as they recover from this disaster.


Pastor Steve Burzlaff

Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!

Lord Jesus, please give women a love for their babies, from the moment of conception on, let them love them I pray Thee. Amen.


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 my friend Mac, pray for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. While the Lord does not need the platforms and audiences that Rush, Sean and Michael have, they, Rush, Sean and Michael and their audiences need the Lord.

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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