ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Aint nothing worse than a reformed drunk.
Wednesday May 21st, 2003
Ever heard the ole saying: "Aint nothing worse than a reformed drunk." Or this one: "Aint nothing worse than a reformed smoker."? Ask anyone who drinks and has a friend who use to be a drunk, and he'll tell you that there is "nothing worse than a reformed drunk." Smokers will tell you the same thing about the three packs a day guy that quit smoking.
Why? Why are reformed drunks and smokers considered such a scourge to those who still get drunk and or smoke three packs a day? Is it because the reformed drunk or smoker thinks of himself as better than his brethren? No, it is because once a man has stopped getting drunk every night and realizes how much he has been missing, he wants his friend to know about life outside the bottle. The same with the reformed three pack a day smoker, he isn't talking down to his smoking buddies, he simply wants them to stop smoking so that they to can taste things, smell things and take a deep breath of fresh air without coughing their brains out.
But, for those who think there is nothing worse than a reformed smoker or drunk, they have yet to meet the reformed sniper/federal cop/political activist/publisher turned preacher. Now for those of you who think that the reformed smoker or drunk is on a crusade, you have yet to meet a preacher who, before finding salvation through Jesus Christ, was a USMC sniper, then a Fed and then a political activist who published a paper that exposed politicians and their voting record.
But, the three share a very common goal and reason for doing what they do. The reformed drunk wants his friends to find freedom from alcohol, the reformed smoker wants his friends to breath freely, and the reformed sniper/federal cop/political activist/publisher wants his fellow patriots to know the only way to eternal bliss instead of eternal damnation.
While I'm not sure how serious the intentions and dedication are of the reformed smoker and drunk, I do know the seriousness taken by the reformed sniper/federal cop/political activist/publisher turned preacher. For he gets his instructions from the Lord God Creator of all things, through the dictation taken by the Lords faithful servant, the Apostle Paul. In Paul's letter to the Romans in chapter ten we read:
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they call on Jesus in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Jesus of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? (Romans 10:12-14)
And that is why I preach to present and former military, to cops, politicians, members of the media and patriots, for how shall they hear, except by a preacher?
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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