ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Will China attack the USA with nuclear missiles ?
Monday May 19th, 2003 a thought taken from one first done the Week of March 21st-27th, 1999
And as Jesus sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world? (Matthew 24:3)
Over the last couple of weeks it has been reported that the Communist Chinese stole US nuclear secrets in the eighties, allowing them to manufacture small, multiple warhead nuclear missiles. This in itself was bad news. But added to this bit of treachery on the part of the Chinese came the news that the Clinton administration has sold them, for political donations, the technology that allows them to hit targets right here in the United States. Then came the news that China has indeed targeted US cities.
Now we see and hear Tim Russet screaming on television, at his audience, "This is real, this is real!" The Internet political sites have been predicting the distinct possibility of a nuclear war and Congress has passed emergency legislation authorizing the immediate construction of an anti- missile system to protect the USA (shades of star-wars.)
But, do we really need to be concerned about the beginning of world war three? Do we need to worry about the beginning of a war that could destroy huge percentages of the population of earth? Do we need to worry about a new war to end all wars?
No, not if you know that the Bible is the Word of God and that God cannot lie. Let us look at just what the Lord has told us about that.
But first let us pray:
Oh Lord in heaven, how we love and honor Thee. How we thank Thee for all that You went through to give us the assurance of everlasting peace and life with You, the Father and the Holy Spirit. Oh Lord, how can we ever thank you enough for what You did for us on that cross on Calvary. How can we ever sufficiently thank the Father for sending You Lord Jesus, His only begotten Son to be the perfect sacrifice in our place.
O Jesus, please forgive us our sins. Forgive us for those things we have said, done and thought, Lord, that separate us from You. Help us, Lord, to be better fathers, mothers and children. Help us, Lord, to forgive those who have harmed those we love. Help us, Father, to give and seek forgiveness from our Christian brothers and sisters. Oh Jesus, I pray that You will intervene for Molly's sake, that You will deal with those who are tearing her apart, and not allow that little girl to be further harmed by those who would never knowingly and intentionally hurt her.
Lord we pray that You will see Christian through this surgery and that You will take away his pain and guide his doctors. Please, Lord Jesus, hear this prayer, for Lord You have told me that the Father will grant all prayers that I bring to Him through You. I beg Thee Lord Jesus to petition the Father for these things I pray for, and I pray these prayers to the Father through Your name, Lord Jesus. For You have told us: Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you. Amen.
Now, let us look to the Lord for answers on this potential nightmare caused by the thefts by Chinese spies working at the Los Alamos Weapons Center in New Mexico during the eighties. And the treasonous sales of technology to China by the Clinton administration during the past six years, which has placed us in what some are calling mortal danger.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, 'I am Christ'; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
And there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:4-8)
"Wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled", so that doesn't sound so very bad, or does it? Look at:
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. (Revelation 19:19-21)
What's that all about, you might ask. It is known as the Battle of Armageddon
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. (Revelation 16:16)
Here is the part that tells us that the Chinese are not going to start a war with us now, but will have to wait until the end times to use their nuclear weapons. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. (Revelation 9:16)
That's two hundred million men. A two hundred million man army. And where does this two hundred million man army at the battle of Armageddon come from?
For that we have to look at Daniel 11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. (Daniel 11:44)
So out of the north shall trouble come, directly north of Jerusalem are Russia, Iraq and a few other dyed in the wool haters of Israel. But, before it says north, it says east. That my friends is China. So, how does China get a two hundred million man army to Israel? By truck and by foot. Wait you say, but it would take forever to take that many men across the bridges over the Euphrates river. God thought of that:
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. (Revelation 16:12)
The final battle is the battle to end all battles, it involves every nation left on earth. After they fight each other, they in turn fight the Lord and that is the end. Revelation 19:21 "And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh."
Now comes the good news. We who are Born Again Christians will not be here to see it. For those who reject the Lord, our leaving will be a sure sign to them that they have but seven years until the end. And the things that happen to them during that seven years are recorded for one and all to read in the Book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible.
But, as for us, look here:
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)
Now, while I do not consider the NIV to be a bible, but instead, commentary, at times it has it's uses, as long as you read it thinking of it as commentary done by man, not the Holy Word of God. That said, let us look at 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, as it is written in the NIV:
"Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever." (Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17from the NIV)
Let's look, more carefully, at verse 13. BROTHERS: Throughout the New Testament when you see the word brother, the meaning is not your earthly brother born of your mother, but instead others who are Born Again Christians. So if your blood brother, the one born of the same woman that you were born of, is not a Born Again Christian and you are, he is not your Christian brother. Fall asleep, those are The Born Again Christians who have died. Since they are waiting to be resurrected as Jesus was, they are referred to as being only asleep.
So, what we have here is a promise that those who have died before us as Born Again Christians will go first and then we Born Again Christians who are left, when the Lord shouts, will be swept up in an instant and taken into glory with the Lord. This will result in open and empty graves and piles of clothing left where all of those who are Born Again Christians, stood. And then the final seven years called tribulation begins.
So, while we must be concerned with this theft by China, the treason committed by Clinton and his crowd, the failure of the Congress and Senate to rescue us from him and the threat the Chinese pose, we who are Saved need not worry ourselves into an ulcer. For we know that we are not here to see the world war that destroys all that is left of all mankind. Praise God!
What happens to us is commonly referred to as the Rapture:
But I know that there are those of you out there reading this sermon who are not Born Again Christians. China is now a nuclear threat and they do have a two hundred plus man army. However, with China's policy of forced abortion, they will not have that size army twenty or thirty years from now, unless of course they stop aborting their future generations, which does not seem likely. With all of the signs pointing towards the end times, why would you not want to guarantee your salvation? If you want to know how to get saved, e-mail me (pastor@ChristianPatriot.com). If you have questions, e-mail me and perhaps I can answer your questions. If you are a Jew, Muslim or Roman Catholic in search of answers, e-mail me.
But don't do nothing, for the default is hell. Remember, the Lord has promised that we who are Born Again will be gone before this horrible time called Tribulation begins and seven years before the Battle Of Armageddon. He does not tell us the time or date, only the signs that come before it. And you would have to be blind not to see those signs today.
Does that mean the end will be tomorrow or next week or even next year? No, but to think it could not come next year, next week or even tomorrow is pure folly. For Jesus has told us that He will come like a thief in the night, at a time we least expect. He warns us to be on our toes and expect Him at any time, day or night, summer, winter, spring or fall.
Let us pray:
Lord, help us to put our pride and our hatred of abortionists and politicians aside. Help us Lord to focus not on the evil of this world brought about by satan, his minions, his ilk, and those who serve him as lord and god. But, Lord, help us instead to focus on Your words, on the promise of forgiveness and salvation guaranteed us by Your words, and what You did on the cross, insuring all who accept You as Lord and Savior, salvation and life everlasting with You, the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Oh Jesus come into our hearts, protect us from evil and help us to reject the teachings of false prophets. Help us Lord to understand and do Your will. Help us Lord to forgive those who have harmed us and those we love. Help us Lord to pray diligently for our unsaved friends and kin. Help us Lord to be what You want us to be and to serve You with joy in our hearts. Oh Jesus how I thank You for finding me worthy to be in the company of those who are persecuted for Your name.
I thank Thee, Lord, and I pray Lord for the salvation of all of my children. I pray Lord that you will
touch those whom I had influenced incorrectly and that you will bring them to You as well.
I pray for Mac's sons Howard and Michael and John and Jimmy. I pray, Lord, for Rick and his family and Jean and hers. Oh Lord hear my prayer, I beseech Thee, for Lord, while no man knoweth the time or the hour, I feel in my heart that the time is near. I pray this in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen.
Lord God Creator of all things, we 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. Lord we beseech Thee that Thou would send to our men a Paul, to preach Your word to them while they go to free those held captive by the forces of evil. 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 preachers to bring the Word of God to our troops, giving them both reason to fight and the Lord's plan of salvation. And put the end of abortion at the top of his agenda.
Lord Jesus, it is in Thy Sacred and Holy Name I pray, Amen.
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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