ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC

Men, keep your son under your thumb!

Weekend of Saturday May 24th & Sunday May 25th, 2003

Enough of the boys will be boys garbage, I heard it till it is coming out of my ears. And as for this garbage about working 90 hours a week and leaving the raising of your sons to your wives under the horse droppings of "I only do it so that you and the kids can have a better life," Spare me, I have already planted my garden and need no more horse or any other kind of manure.

Men, your sons need you, they need to be right under your thumb. They need to learn how to be men. Not the modern atheistic Christ denying, evolution embracing men of the left wing liberal sex is nothing more than a handshake crowd, but men of God.

Yesterday we looked at the lives of two men in the Bible, we looked at Jehoshaphat and his son Jehoram. While Jehoshaphat did what was right in the sight of the Lord, his son Jehoram was pond scum who did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord and as such died one of the most horrible deaths in the Bible. What went wrong? Was it that Jehoshaphat was so involved in running the government, sticking his nose where it should not have been, leaving the raising of his son(s) to their mothers that the sons had no father with his thumb on them?

Maybe, Let's go back to 2 Chronicles chapter 21:

Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David.

And Jehoram his son reigned in his stead. And he (Jehoram) had brethren the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah: all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel. And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he was the firstborn.

Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and divers (many others) also of the princes of Israel.

Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab:

for he (Jeroram) had the daughter of Ahab to (for a) wife:

and he wrought (did) that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD. (2 Chronicles 1-6)

Maybe it was both, but had Jehoshaphat kept Jehoram under his thumb, things may have turned out differently. Being a man dedicated to God is important, but it is no guarantee that your sons will grow up to be men of God as well. God's will is for you to take over the responsibility of raising your son, not delegating it to your wife. Boys need a dad there for them all the time, not just on Sundays.

I want you to see something that Jesus said: Saying, Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but thine, be done. (Luke 22:42)

And: Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And He that sent Me is with Me: the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him. (John 8:28&29)

In the verses above, do you see how Jesus, God the Son refers to the things He learned from God the Father? How do you think He learned? Do your think there was some other than God the Father that instructed and worked with God the Son? There are many places in the Bible that show the God the Son was always with God the Father, not just on Sundays before and after the game(s), but 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: (Genesis 1:26) Let us make man... Who do you think the Us is? It is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3)

Yes moms are important, they are the second most important person in the world to your son(s), but you are the most important. And it is you that your son(s) need every day. Yes go to work, work your forty hours a week, but that leaves 128 hours left in the week. Turn the tv off, turn the radio off, put the paper down and teach your son to be a man of God!

And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD. (Exodus 10:2)

Guys, why don't you commit this very day to spending more time with your sons and your daughters. Not watching televison, not just in the same house with them but actually doing things with them, things that lead to discussions of what is right and what is wrong in the sight of God.

The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you all, 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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