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
Here are some of today's headlines that would have made David, and do make me, seek the comfort of God's still waters.
Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to be honored by the major pro-abortion funding group.
Maine State Senator David R. Hastings 3rd, (R) Fryeburg, Maine uses his influence as a lawyer to undermine the efforts of parents in Maine to have parental notification when their underage daughter is having an abortion.
Attorneys in the Maine Senate, lead by Baldacci faithful, Senator David R. Hastings 3rd, (R) Fryeburg, Maine oppose the peoples right to veto the law they passed that would protect not only homosexuals, transvestites, cross-dressers, and the such, but also those who perceive themselves to be of the opposite sex.
Home heating fuel prices in Maine are expected to exceed three dollars a gallon next winter.
With headlines like the above, is it any wonder that David would have and we do turn to Psalm 23? Is it any wonder that David not only wrote it but must have turned to it whenever the news came on?
1. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort (protect) me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. (Psalm 23:1-6 ACP/KJV)
As we ponder the things going on round about us, is it not a comfort to know that, If you are a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, that you are going to be not only protected by God Almighty, but are going to dwell in His house forever.
That no matter what darts, arrows, taxes or laws the Baldacci's, Collins, Snowe's, and Hastings of this world throw at you. That unless they come to the Lord Christ Jesus, on bended knees, truly repenting of their sins, and begging Him to both forgive them and let them into His family, this little bit of time on earth is all the time we will ever spend with them? Is it not comforting to know that the God we serve, Christ Jesus, is about one zillion times to the one zillionth power more powerful than the baby killing god they serve?
Oh how I pray that those who serve satan could only get a glimpse of what lay in store for them. Lay in store for all eternity for them. If only the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus, would just show them a glimpse of the home they are preparing for themselves, for all eternity, by their having selected to serve the god of damnation, the god of abortion, the god of homosexuality, the god of abominations, the prince of this world, satan, the devil.
But, I know why Jesus doesn't do that. You see, Jesus knows, as do I, that the likes of Baldacci, Snowe, Collins, Hastings and my brother Rick are much, much wiser than me. And the Lord knows that if one as unwise, in the ways of the world, as me, can search the Scriptures and find truth, so can the likes of Baldacci, Collins, Snowe, Hastings and their ilk. And yes, so can my brother and sister.
I thank God daily that He has found it in His heart to let me be part of His family, and oh how I pray that He will sohw the same kindness to my brother, sister and others who serve satan via the cult of roman catholicism. You know, I find it almost comical that literally tens of millions of people in the USA alone still put their hope, not on Christ Jesus the Creator, but some foolish male, wearing a black dress, who hides in a dark closet to hear their confessions.
I could go on like this for hours, but, alas, you and I both have things to do today, other than listen to me or read my rambling. But, in closing let me remind you of something. It is not me telling you that my Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus, is the Creator of all things, no, it is a first hand witness:
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the Life was manifested, and we have seen It, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal Life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;). That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Christ Jesus.
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. ...
In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same (Jesus) was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him (Jesus); and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
In Him was life; and the life was the Light of men. And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." (The Apostle John, an eye witness to the time God spent on earth as Jesus the Christ.)
Why is it Christ Jesus or Jesus the Christ instead of Jesus Christ? Jesus is the name God choose to call Himself while He was on earth fulfilling His ordered prophecies of what it would require to be the Messiah, the Christ. Christ means the Messiah or the King of kings, Lord of lords, in other words it is a title. So, it is not Jesus Christ like first name last name, it Jesus the Christ (Name and Title) Christ Jesus (Title and Name). As the more corrected version of the ACP/KJV comes up on the web, you will notice that there will be no more Jesus Christ, all will be changed to either Christ Jesus or Jesus the Christ.
Lord, help us to keep looking up, help us to focus on the fact that this is not our home, that our home is with You in paradise. Help us Lord, to let go of the things of this world and spend our time striving to serve You and earn that which You have done for us.
Lord, I don't know why You accepted Isaac and rejected the son of Hagar the Egyptian. I don't know why you loved Jacob and hated Esau. Lord I don't know why You choose me and leave others un-chosen, but Lord, for whatever reason, I thank You and I love You, I give You all thanks and praise, for I know that as the Creator You can choose any of Your creations for a position on the top shelf or a position in the furnace. I know that You have placed in every man, woman and child on earth the ability to find and choose You. And I know that when I made that choice, that choice to serve and dedicate my life to You, the angels in heaven celebrated.
I know that no man can work his way into heaven nor work his way into the lake of fire, I know that it all comes down to making a choice as to who one will serve and belong to, You or the devil. I also know that the default is not You, it is the devil.
Thank You Lord for hearing my plea and honoring my repentance and accepting me into Your family. And Lord, I sure do miss flying, think perhaps You could let me get back into the left seat on occasion?
Thank You Jesus, 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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