ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Just because you can say "Jesus is the Christ" does not mean you are saved.
Tuesday May 13th, 2003
There are many who seem to think that just because they can say "Jesus is the Christ." that, that in itself means that they are saved. Not so! They think that just because they claim to be saved, that they are saved. Not so!
In James chapter two we read this: Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. (James 2:19)
But how do we know that James is correct? We know he is correct because if he were not correct, that verse would not appear in God's book, the holy Bible. We also know it because Jesus Himself tells us so:
Today, we are going to look at the proof of that in Luke chapter four, starting with verse 28..
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 and rose up, and thrust Him out of the city, and led Him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 30 But He passing through the midst of them went His way, 31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
32 And they were astonished at His doctrine: for His word was with power. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, 34 saying, "Let us alone; what have we to do with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? art Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee who Thou art; the Holy One of God."
35 And Jesus rebuked Him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him! And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, "What a word is this! for with authority and power He commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out." 37 And the fame of Him went out into every place of the country round about.
38 And He arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought Him for her. 39 And He stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. 41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, "Thou art Christ the Son of God." And He rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that He was Christ.
42 And when it was day, He departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought Him, and came unto Him, and stayed Him, that He should not depart from them. 43 And He said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent. 44 And He preached in the synagogues of Galilee. (Luke 4:28-44)
Did you see the number of times when demons confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
Verse 34: "Let us alone; what have we to do with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? art Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee who Thou art; the Holy One of God."
And verse 41: "Thou art Christ the Son of God."
Do you, even for a minute think that these demons, who confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, the Christ, are saved? Doesn't it say in Romans that all one must do is believe that Jesus is the Christ and confess that with the mouth and one will be saved?
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON HIM SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED. (Romans 10:9-11)
Look again at what the demons, the devils, the servants of satan said: "Let us alone; what have we to do with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? art Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee who Thou art; the Holy One of God." ... "Thou art Christ the Son of God."
Did the demons not know, believe and say out loud that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God? So, if they are not Born Again Christians, what more did they need to do? What more must one do to be Saved? What are they missing? If you don't know the answer to that question, how do you know you are Saved? Have you even done what the devils did? Have you ever said publicly that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God?
I'm not going to give you the answer, but I will tell you where you can find it, the Holy Word of God, the Bible. I have not read every version of the Bible so I can not tell you that it is in every version of the Bible, but I have read the KJV many times and I can tell you it is in there. Now it is up to you. For to every man falls the responsibility of his own salvation. If your salvation is not worth the trouble of reading your Bible, than go to hell. For I have done what needs to be done, and I have told you where you will find the plan of salvation, the very words of God telling you how to be assured that you can and will be one of His adopted children. But, if you can not be bothered to find it for yourself, if you can not spare the time to read God's word, than you deserve to spend eternity with your god satan.
And for those of you who will now study the Word of God seeking your salvation through His word and His Word, then I pray asking the Lord's help for 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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