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
Would I walk across the street to spit on Olympia Snowe if she were on fire? Would I lift a finger to help John Baldacci if he were in an automobile accident and on the verge of death? Would I even answer the phone if my caller ID stated that it were either Susan Collins or Tom Allen calling? Hard questions, for as all of you know, I do not like any of the afore mentioned abortion supporting, Christ hating, Republic destroying, legends in their own minds. But would that stop me from helping them?
Yesterday afternoon, as a group of us sat around eating cake and ice cream at the Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine, that very subject came up. Is it not amazing that Jesus never said, like your enemies, He instead said: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44 ACP/KJV)
I can pray for the salvation of the likes of the baby killers, the freedom haters, the Christ denying Christian haters, like the four mentioned above. I can love them enough to witness to them and even cross the street to help them. But, like them? If they got Saved, yes, but as they are now? No, I'm afraid not and Jesus, who knew me and loved me and called me to Himself even before I was born, even before He planted the foundations of the earth, knows that. And as a result He never commanded that I like the Olympia Snowe's, Susan Collin's, John Baldacci's and Tom Allen's of the world. He never commanded me to enjoy the fellowship and company, conversations and ideas of those who hate Him, those who enjoy, relish and promote the practices of abortion and homosexuality. No, what He did command me to do is something I can, as can every Christian, pray for them, love them enough to witness to them, but, we are not commanded by the Lord to invite them into our homes, let them influence our families, especially our children, or even want to give them more than a passing thought.
When it comes to the Olympia Snowe's, Susan Collin's, John Baldacci's and Tom Allen's of the world, we have these Scriptures to guide us:
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44 ACP/KJV)
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath Righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath Light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and My daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:11-18 ACP/KJV)
But what happens if the likes of Snowe, Collins, Allen or Baldacci were to turn from their evil ways and become Born Again Christians? What happens then? Well suddenly you would find yourself loving them, praying for them, giving God thanks for them, and liking them. Once they become part of the body of Christ, they, through the Holy Spirit that dwells within us all, become ones we really want to be around. And that is why Christ Jesus tells us to: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
So, while I do not pray for them every day, I do, on occasion find myself asking the Lord to open the eyes of the Baldacci's of the world, the Collins and Snowe's, Allen's and Frank's of this world, for the one way to stop despising their behavior and having them hate us and the Lord is for them to become Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians.
So, yes I will continue to pray that the Lord do to the abortionist and the supporters of abortion what the abortionist does to babies, and I will continue to ask the Lord to let them feel the pain and hear the screams of the babies being slaughtered, I will also continue to pray for their salvation because I know that nothing I can say will ever turn John Baldacci, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins or Tom Allen away from their love of the acts of the homosexuals, their hatred of Christ and Christians, or their desire to see more babies offered up to satan as living human blood sacrifices. But, what I can't do, Scripture can.
Thank You Jesus for giving us Your word in print, Your word that we can consult and learn from, Your word that we can use as a model for how we should live our lives and act. Thank You Lord and please Lord, put someone in their path that they will listen to, someone they will hear out, someone that will explain to them, with Scripture, John 3:1-21. Amen.
PLease pray for Danny Calhoun, Mac Maguire, Theresa Gilpatrick, Seth Winslow, George Robert and this ministry and all involved with it.
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 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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