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
Let us look first at the word of God:
James Chapter Three ACP/KJV
1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2 For in many things we offend all.
If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things.
Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. (James 3:1-18 ACP/KJV)
The Superintendent of Schools for a School Administrative District in Maine professes to be a Born Again Christian. Yet, in order to further his fiefdom, he does not hesitate to lie and deceive, using his position of influence to further his own agenda. Most of his lies and deceits are of such a nature that it would be hard to point a finger and say, "that is a lie!" But, his most recent lie is one that is plain stupid, one that is so easy to check the validly of that you would have to ask yourself "Why, why would anyone with half a brain say something so outlandish and so easy to check?"
He said that if every part of the budget is approved, and I quote from his own letter of May 19th, 2005: "taxes on a $100,000 home will go up between $5 and $39" So, I went down to the Harrison, Maine town offices and sat down with the Town Manager. My question to him: "My house is appraised at $83,500 my current tax bill is $1,173 a year, if the school budget is approved, how much will it alone bring my taxes to?" He figured it out and said: "$1,339."
You do not have to be a nuclear scientist to know that my taxes are going to go up a whole lot more than $39. According to the Superintendent of Schools, my taxes would have gone up no more than 83.5% of $39 or $32.57, not the whopping $166 that they will go up if his dream budget is passed.
What makes this case disturbing is the fact that this man. This Superintendent of Schools leads people to believe that he is a Born Again Christian.
Keeping James chapter three in mind, I want to tell you about another case of deceit by another who professes to be Born Again.
The President of the Untied States has used the so called 'war on terrorism' to saddle us with a whole lot of new laws, restrictions, serious damage to our Constitutional rights, and cost, yet, his war claims are betrayed by his inaction in closing the borders or even acknowledging that there is a problems with millions upon millions of illegal invaders coming through them unimpeded on a monthly basis.
Now why do you suppose I have brought this up today? Well, the Bible teaches us that in the end times, what is right will be considered wrong, and what is wrong will be considered right. Homosexuality is wrong, but today it is considered right. Lying is wrong, but today, if it takes a lie or two to further an political agenda or win a court case, it is considered OK. We are also taught that satan is not only a liar , a deceiver, and the enemy, he is also an imitator.
Now follow me here, bearing in mind that part about satan being an imitator:
And Jesus said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. (Mark 4:30-32 ACP/KJV)
In Mark 4, Jesus is very clearly explaining the growth of Christianity throughout the world, how it stated very, very small, smaller than any other religion on earth, yet, over time and with the watering of blood, both His and millions upon millions of martyrs, it has blossomed and grown.
But, do you remember how satan imitates Christ, how he imitates the good things of life and corrupts them? When Jesus had come out of the wilderness, He and pond scum sucker satan had a conversation, in part of that conversation, satan claimed to have ownership of the governments of the world. Jesus did not call him on that, no, instead Jesus verified that satan is the prince of this world and the master of all governments on earth. Look:
And satan, the devil, taking Jesus up onto a high mountain, showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world in a moments time. And the devil said to Jesus: All this power will I give Thee, and the glory of them: for what is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If You therefore wilt worship me, all shall be Yours.
Now read carefully what Jesus said, for He did not accuse satan of lying, but, instead verified satan's claim to ownership of government. Get thee behind Me, satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve. (Paraphrased from Luke 4:5-8 ACP/KJV)
Now, before I continue, I want you to think about a just two things that higher taxes cause:
1. Fewer moms can stay home, since two incomes are needed.
2. More abortions take place because kids cost money.
Both of the above cases are of men who claim to be Saved, men who claim to be opposed to abortion, and both put on a really good show of it, but, both belay their true identities by their tongue, their worss or their lack of works. Their deeds or their lack of deeds.
Just as Christ's church has grown like a tree, using solid roots, so has satan done for government, he uses us as ground and his government as a tree, sucking the life blood from us in the form of ever higher taxes, taxes and fees in the name of security and doing it for the children.
I might also add, that neither of the above two have lifted one finger to further HR-552.
So, what do we do? Simple, we thank God and pray for them.
Pray for your enemies, ... pray for those who despitefully use you.
Lord we thank You for allowing satan to put more and more liars in high government places, we thank You for corrupt, lying judges and cops who protect abortionist while arresting those who can not pay their taxes. Jesus we give You praise and thanks for the growth of cowardism and reliance on government, the closing of wombs and the blinded silly nearly public nudity displayed by girls and women. For these are all sighs that You will becoming soon for Your bride, Oh Lord let it be soon, but in the mean time Lord, help us to be strong.
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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