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
So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.
Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that He take away the serpents from us." And Moses prayed for the people.
And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I(Moses) prayed for Aaron also the same time.
I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, "O Lord GOD, destroy not thy people and Thine inheritance, which Thou hast redeemed through Thy greatness, which Thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand."
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of Him: And Hannah prayed, and said, "My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in Thy salvation."
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, "Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD."
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.
And Elisha prayed, and said, "LORD, I pray Thee, open his eyes, that he may see." And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, "Smite this people, I pray Thee, with blindness." And He(Jesus) smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, "O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, Thou art the God, even Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; Thou hast made heaven and earth...."
Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard....
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,...
For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, "The good LORD pardon every one..."
And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.
In those days Hezekiah was sick to the death, and prayed unto the LORD: and He spake unto him, and He gave him a sign.
And prayed unto Him: and He was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD He was God.
Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.
And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,
Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, "O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, Thou art the God, even Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: Thou hast made heaven and earth. Incline Thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open Thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God. Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries, and have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that Thou art the LORD, even Thou only."
Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:...
Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,
Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying,...
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, "O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love Him, and to them that keep His commandments;...
Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,...
And he(Jonah) prayed unto the LORD, and said, "I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that Thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest Thee of the evil.
And He went a little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt.
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done.
And He left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He (Jesus) went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
And He (Jesus) withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
And as He (Jesus) prayed, the fashion of His countenance was altered, and His raiment was white and glistering.
But I (Jesus) have prayed for thee (Peter), that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
And when He (Jesus) was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
And being in an agony He (Jesus) prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
And they prayed, and said, "Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,..."
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, "Tabitha, arise." And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
And Cornelius said, "Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,..."
And he (Peter) commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on Whom they believed.
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.
And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.
And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.
Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. (Various on prayed from the ACP/KJV)
Men and women came to the Lord in prayer, they saw signs, got healthy, won battles, caused and ended droughts, ended the closing of wombs, raised the dead and more. Often times folks ask me if it is necessary, for salvation, for a man to be baptized. My answer is always the same. "No, baptism is not a prerequisite of salvation, for one to be Saved, but, if there is time a person should be baptized, why? Because if it is good enough for Jesus it is good enough for you and me." For was not Jesus baptized? Did He not command: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
So, we take the time to be dunked in and under cold Maine water to be baptized, but, we fail to pray.
Problem: "I never have the time to read my bible." Answer: Pray, go to the Lord on your knees and ask His help, but first, resist the devil.
Problem: "I don't feel as if I am doing enough for the Lord." Answer: Pray.
Problem: "I am on the verge of losing my health, job, family, children, friend or something else" Answer: Turn to the Lord in prayer.
Are you starting to get the point? Good because, now I'm going to tell you something. Christian persecution has arrived on the shores of the USA! Big time persecution is here. If you doubt that, you need to read tomorrow's issue of Christian-news-in-maine.com and every Thursday's issue. The persecution of Christians in Maine has reached epidemic proportions yet, in New York state it may even be worse. Remember, the idea behind persecution is not to necessarily to cause pain, it is to get you to renounce Christ. For the devil too can read Scripture, lucifer the scum bucket knows that Jesus is dead serious in Matthew 10:33 when He says: But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven. So, where do you think you spend eternity if Jesus denies you before God the Father?
For years the Christian community in Maine has thought of prayer as something you did when you had absolutely nothing else to do and there was a pair of six foot rattlesnakes crawling over you. Well, time to get back to basics my brothers, for something much worse than a rattlesnake has arrived in Maine and the US. In 1965 the public school systems kicked Jesus out and invited the devil in. Jesus left and the devil was only to happy to take His place in the classroom and within the hearts of teachers, custodians, principals, secretaries, lunch room staff, superintendents, etc. Today we have outspoken lesbians leading girls gym classes, out and out full blown homosexuals serving as coaches, teachers, and guidance councillors.
The forty years of satanic indoctrination in the schools is now being reflected by those who thrived on that indoctrination and now lead our body politic. In Maine we need look no further than Augusta, Portland, Lewiston, Auburn or any number of other city halls and town office buildings. Republicans and democrats join hands with the states largest food chain, Hannaford Brothers, in supporting homosexual marriage. Governor John Baldacci with the help of Republican State Senator David R. Hastings 3rd, passed a special rights for homosexuals bill that is the worst, most anti family, anti Christ bill of it's kind in the nation. Yet how does the body politic reply when we complain? They and their cohorts in the press refer to us freaks, descriminators, and worse. So, how do we fight this: Prayer. There is no other way. Oh yes, we could revert to the use of force, deadly force, we could simply go out and start shooting, for we certainly have the fire power and man power to over throw the local and state police, but, what would that achieve?
As you look back at the Scriptural references to the word "Prayed", you'll find that every problem we, as Christians, face today, God has already dealt with on numerous occasions. And how did He get involved in those problems in times past? He responded to the honest and diligent prayer of men and women who truly believed in Him, men and women who let that faith be known to God as they prayed. Let me give you and example: And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, "O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, Thou art the God, even Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: Thou hast made heaven and earth....
So, when you pray, keep in mind that He whom you are going to is not your peer, your buddy, your friend, no, He is the God of creation. When you understand that, you start to understand that He who created all things can fix all things. If only we will go to Him and say "Lord it's broken, I can't fix it, will You please help me".
Let me give you a suggestion if I may, and I promise this will be it, I'll close with this. We in Maine have a satan worshiping, homosexual loving, drunk as a governor, how do we change that? There are several ways, but they all require getting God involved. We could look for a Josiah to replace Baldacci. But, where would we find such a man? Would we not have to go to God and ask Him to raise up such a man? For read about Josiah in 2 Kings chapters 22 and 23. The other thing we could do is go to the Lord for the sake of salvation for Baldacci.
Or you could make me governor of Maine, guaranteed that would turn Maine around, but, even if I were governor, even if John Baldacci were smitten with worms that ate him up and spit him out, that caused his stomach to drop and his eyes to cloud over, how would I get to be governor without God causing more than half to vote for me?
So, do you see? Do you see that if we give a hoot, we must return to prayer?
Healing for Linda Kimballs arm
Health for Danny Calhoun
Salvation for Danny, Theresa, Rachael and Staci
blessings on Steve and Janice for 33 years of marital bliss.
Salvation for Ricky and Jean, Ken and John.
A Josiah for Maine,
Answers for Eric and Billie,
salvation for Howard and Michael,
peace and no pain for Arlene.
Cleaning out of the public schools,
Faith in Christ and not money for Christian Schools.
Revival in the pulpits,
and end to infanticide and political correctness,
return to our Christian roots...
Father in heaven, Holy, Hallowed and Sacred is Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, here on earth just as it is in heaven.
Oh Lord God of Creation, give unto us this day our daily bread, not the bread that puts a ring of blubber around our waist Lord, but the Bread that is Thy Word.
Oh Lord Jesus, please forgive us for the things we have said, done, thought and even dreamt that have offended Thee, for those things that offend Thee are sin and it is sin we must honestly repent of and be forgiven of before we can approach Thee.
Help us Lord to forgive those who have offended us by their orders, laws, mandates, actions, words, and deeds.
Oh Lord God of Creation please raise up a Josiah for us, protect us from evil Lord, keep us under Thy mighty right arm, keep us safe from temptation and the evil one, his minions, his ilk and those who serve him knowingly and unknowingly.
Jesus please bless those parents who love their children more than a second pay check, please bless them and reinforce in their hearts Your desire that they teach those babies You have entrusted them with.
Lord we turn to You in desperation and love, knowing that You and you only both are and have the answers to all our problems. That You and only You can give us peace and contentment.
For Thine is the kingom and all power and all glory for ever and ever. I love You Lord, Amen.
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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