ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
We have our hands full. Friday May 9th, 2003
This past Monday evening, Cecily and I went to a D.A.R.E. presentation, what we heard reminded me of NASA under the Clinton administration. Do you remember back a few years ago, NASA launched a space vehicle to investigate Mars, Venus or some place or other and the thing clashed. Well, it turned out the crash was the direct result of two different groups, that while working on the same project, one used our US system of measurements while the other used the European metric method. Result, crash! Christians and the secular society are doing much the same when it comes to this lost generation.
What we heard at the D.A.R.E. presentation was much the same, only much more graphic, as what we hear or at least should be hearing from the pulpit. This generation is being corrupted by the music they listen to, the movies and videos they watch, the computer games they play, the magazines and books they read and peer pressure pushing them to be a child of satan. The man who presented the D.A.R.E. program to us is a Bangor police officer who has been doing this for 19 years or so, he had his facts, figures and talk down pat. He showed us a bit of what MTV is all about, he showed us the words to the various songs kids hear, he passed around several magazines that kids can and do buy right over the counter. And he gave us a list of web sites that teens and pre-teens, fourth grade and up visit.
The magazines he passed around, magazines your kids can and do buy, had partially blocked pictures that were xxx rated. While a kid can not go and buy a playboy or hustler magazine, they can and do buy magazines like XXL, Source, Vibe, Guitar, High Times, Rolling Stone, Spin and Kingsize. Go leaf through them. I was going to list a couple of the websites he gave us, but, after having visited a couple, I have decided not to. But let me tell you that if you, like I thought you needed a password to get into real hardcore web sites, ones showing every form of sexual deviancy you can think of, forget it, you are wrong. One of these sites, one that does not at all sound as if it were pornographic, one that to be honest with you, if you saw it in the history file of your computer, you would think your kid was visiting it to do a environmental science project. I opened it, clicked enter, clicked movies, clicked porno and selected the first one on the file, five minutes later, I hit play on the Windows Media box and what I saw was not only xxx rated action, it showed the girl being slapped around and seemingly enjoying both the action and the slapping she was getting. No password, no credit card, nothing, just clicked enter. Keep this in mind, the officer got these web addresses from kids, kids in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. Kids learn from these things, they think this si the way things are suppose to be, no wonder so many live in girl friends are beat, and killed.
I am not going to harp on what we saw and heard at this meeting nor am I going to be any more descriptive of the magazines, videos, games and web sites, what I am going to tell you is that, like those of us in the pulpit, the police officers who make up the D.A.R.E officer programs are finding the same things, the media is ruining and corrupting an entire generation. And you, I, the police and the merchants of this county are to blame, for it is all about money and money is power.
He told us of a meeting he had where a rap star type person was there, the guy was wearing gold and diamonds and told him that he didn't care about morals, that he knew he was destroying kids morals, but that it was all about money. The proof of how much money and how money in our society today can buy anything, was shown recently in a Michael Jackson case. Michael Jackson, the singer, admitted to having a 13 year old boy spend nights in his bed with him, charges were brought, Michael Jackson gave the boys parents 20 million dollars, the charges went away.
I was going to title this thought, God has His hands full, but that simply is not the case, the truth is, God could resolve this problem with nothing more than a thought. For as God resolved much the same problem in the time of Noah, He could very easily resolve it now. And it is only with God's intervention that this problem will be resolved. And I am sure God is resolving it even as I write this and you read it, when you read His book of Revelation, you can see His ultimate ending of immorality. It is well out of our abilities to resolve it, face it, we have lost at least one generation, maybe two and in all probability three, to satan.
So, what do we do? Well the first thing we must do is bring Jesus back into our lives, both private and public. We need to stop hiding our Christianity under a basket and get it out for all to see and hear. We must demand of politicians that the slaughter of innocent babies as blood sacrifices to satan stop. We must demand that the President and the Congress publically give the credit for the victories so far in our war on terrorism to Christ.
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they that keep God's testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: for they walk in Jesus' ways.
Lord Jesus, Thou hast commanded us to keep Thy precepts diligently. O that my ways were directed to keep Thy statutes! For, then shall I not be ashamed, when I have obediance unto all Thy commandments. I will praise Thee Lord with uprightness of heart, when I have learned Thy righteous judgments. And I will keep Thy statutes:
O forsake me not. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? But, by taking heed thereto according to Thy word. With my whole heart have I sought Thee: O let me not wander from Thy commandments.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee. Blessed art Thou, LORD JESUS: teach me Thy statutes. With my lips have I declared all the judgments of Thy mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have obedience unto Thy ways.
I will delight myself in Your statutes Lord: I will not forget Thy word. Deal bountifully with Thy servant, that I may live, and keep Thy word. Open my eyes Lord, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law and salvation thru Thee. (From Psalm 119:1-18)
It is only when a generation prays that prayer that we as a society will be turned around, and that is only going to happen if we who are Christ fight as hard for this generation as those who are satan's do.
God help us by first forgiving us, for this generation is lost because we ignored You. 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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