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ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Today's Christian thought: Friday May 21st, 2004
How much blinder we are today. Friday May 21st, 2004
As we go through Luke Chapter Five today, we are going to see the Lord do more miracles. And we are going to see the highly educated religious and political leaders of the day scoff at them. When you sit down to think about the things Jesus did and how the vast majority not only ignored them but thought of them as being part of a circus side show, we have to admit they were pretty well blinded by satan. But I would submit to you that our world today, is even more blinded.
Today we have sonagrams, X-Rays, CAT scans, and all kinds of other equipment that can look inside the womb of a mother. We can see the baby in the womb clear as day. Yet, over 1.5 million girls each year, take their babies in to offer them up to satan as a blood sacrifice via the alter of the high priest of baal, the abortionist.
Today we have media and political enemies of the President, in both parties, who so hate him that they are willing to give aid, comfort and boast the morale of the enemy by their speech and vote. Thinking that they can hurt the president they have made the so called abuse of terrorist prisoners of more importance than the public beheading of a 26 year old US Jewish boy from Pennsylvania. And this hatred of the President is not limited to Democrats from Massachusetts, for without the constant help of Republicans in the Senate like Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and John McCain, we would have a much less divided country. We would also be drilling in Anwar and have a solid energy policy. As would we be showing a much more solid front in this world wide war we are fighting on terrorism.
I can not even imagine the number of deaths and injuries our men and women in uniform have suffered, due to the callous and US Hating remarks cast about by the likes of Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Joe Biden, and the Peter Jennings of the media.
But, is it really their hatred of the President that causes them to inflict this damage on our Military? I don't think so, I firmly believe that, as he did 1970 years ago to the religious leaders and politicians then, satan has so blinded these Bush haters that they, in order to serve their god satan, will do anything to see President Bush defeated. You see, the President did the two things that satan and his minions hate more than anything. First the President has declared Christ as King of his life and second he signed a law that makes it illegal to offer live babies up to satan as blood sacrifices on the alters of the high priest of baal, the abortionists. These servants of satan are so blinded by their hate of Christ and His, that they truly believe that it is worse to humiliate a terrorist by having him run around naked than it is for a gang of terrorists to take a US Jew and cut off his head on camera with a 12 inch kitchen knife and then parade around in front of the camera dangling the boy's head.
Luke Chapter Five
1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon Him to hear the word of God, He stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 and saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And He entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed(asked) him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And He sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Do you notice in verse one that the people came to hear the word of God. Too many of our churches today have gotten away from preaching God's word and instead gone to doing sermons based upon last nights football game or tv show.
4 Now when He had left(finished) speaking, He said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught(catch). 5 And Simon answering said unto Him, "Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at Thy word I will let down the net." 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord." 9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. 11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed Him. "They forsook all and followed Jesus". Forsook means gave up, they gave up everything and followed Jesus. As you get to the commentary at the end of this thought, before you become to judgmental of one who has professed Christ as King of his life on televison, think about how much you have forsook.
12 And it came to pass, when He was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought(begged) Him, saying, "Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean." 13 And He put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. 14 And He charged(commanded) him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. Jesus healed this guy with but a thought. When you go to the Lord in prayer, do you ever just ask Him to think something? Like, "Lord, if You will but think it, my wife shall be healed."
15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of Him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities. 16 And He withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed. Yes, Jesus, God in the form of a man, needed rest too. As we approach Memorial Day, why not find a way for you and your family to do without televison, computer and telephone and just get a little rest.
17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before Jesus.
19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. 20 And when He saw their faith, He said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?" 22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? 23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? As you read verses 17-21, don't you wonder just who they thought Jesus was if not God? From our study so far this year we have seen the Lord heal the deaf, restore sight to the blind, give sight to one blind from birth, raise the dead, heal with a thought, read minds, etc, just who do you figure they thought He was? Do you see what I mean by blinded by saying that they were blinded by satan?
24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (Jesus said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. 25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. 26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things to day." "We have seen a strange things today" what, they had no word for miracle back then?
27 And after these things He went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow Me. 28 And he left all, rose up, and followed Him. Levi is Matthew, Levi was a tax collector, he was rich, very, very rich, for back then, the tax collector kept a percentage of all he collected. Yet, satan was unable to blind Levi. Some think of doctors as being smart, they think of lawyers as being smart, and they think of politicians and judges as being smart. But, I would suggest to you, that those of you reading and understanding what is here, are smarter than any of them. For it is the doctor who kills babies in the womb, it is the lawyers who twist and destroy our laws for a few dollars and it is the politicians and judges that for a few dollars protect the doctors and lawyers.
29 And Levi made Him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. 30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against His disciples, saying, "Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?" 31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Hey, there is that word 'Repentance' again.
33 And they said unto him, "Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but Thine eat and drink?" 34 And He said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come, when the Bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
36,37,38,&39 And He spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new
garment(Christianity) upon an old(Judaism under the law); if otherwise, then both the new (Christianity) maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine (Christianity) into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine (Judaism under the law) straightway desireth new: for he saith, 'The old is better'. (Luke 5:1-39 ACP/KJV)
Yes, the Pharisees, Scribes, Sadducees and politicians of the first century were blind, no way around it, but not nearly as blinded as the media and the Bush haters in the Congress and body politic are today.
We who serve Christ need to keep a few things in mind. The President isn't perfect, but he is a self professed Born Again Christian, he may not always show it, but he has publicly stated it on television before the whole world. Before you join the Bush haters, have you been as public with your support of the Lord? And before they hated President Bush, they hated the Lord Himself, for had they not hated Christ, they would not hate the baby in the womb, and if they didn't hate the baby in the womb, they would not hate he who signed the law prohibiting the delivery of a baby only to kill him or her.
Those who cut off the head of Nick Berg serve satan, and those who support the murder of the baby in the womb, serve satan. We who serve Christ and love the baby in the womb are every bit as much hated by the leftist satan worshipers as the President is. What the satan worshiping muslims did to Nick Berg is exactly what they would like to do to you, me, and our families. John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Peter Jennings, and the Muslim world, along with the abortion industry have sold their souls to satan, do not think for a minute that they have any like for you.
When we get to Luke 22:36 we are going to read these words spoken by the Lord God Creator of the Universe, Christ Jesus: "Then said Jesus unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Gentlemen, get a sword, and realize that we have over 25 million muslims right here on this continent, that on both of our borders are countries that hate us. And that we have serious and determined enemies in the press and body politic right here in the USA.
The Lord be with and bless you all, may He protect us, forgive us our sins, and hear our prayers. 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.
I would also like to thank the Lord that Dorothy has a large print Bible, while I am not to happy about the way she got it, I am pleased that she has it. And now my prayer is that she will read it and the Lord will let the Holy Spirit guide her to understanding it. Amen.
The Lord be with you all and please keep me in your prayers. I have some very important decision to make over the next few weeks or months, I need your prayers. 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 my friend Mac, pray for Rush and Michael Savage. While the Lord does not need the platforms and audiences that Rush and Michael have, they, Rush, Michael and their audiences need the Lord.
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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