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

Important Note: Starting Wednesday March 29th, 2006, the thoughts will be posted at 7PM.. This is to assure that all thoughts are proof read before posting.

Rev. Bob Celeste

provoke not your children to wrath

Sunday June 26th, 2006

Before we get into today's thought, I want to thank all of you for praying. I have thought and I have pondered, I have tried and tried, but I can think of no way to explain the strange and dangerous circumstances that led me to beseech all of you to pray for the safety of my family and myself. But now, praise the living God and thanks to your prayers, Geoff and Mary are safely at home in Vermont, Sean and Diana are safely home in Portland, Maine, Danny and his three year old daughter Kellie are safely home in New Mexico. And praise God, Cecily and I are safely out of Maryland. As I write this, we are camped at Candy Cane, a Christian Campground right outside of Cuba, Missouri, over two thirds of the way to New Mexico.

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4 ACP/KJV)

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. (Proverb 17:25 ACP/KJV)

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. (Proverb 19:18 ACP/KJV)

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (Proverb 13:24 ACP/KJV)

Satan has done a good job in replacing the instructions of child rearing by God with the garbage of Dr. Spock and other "never spank your child" fools. But, then again, it is clear to all who read God's word that satan hates God, he hates us and he hates with a passion the one husband one wife family. Especially a family lead by a strong God fearing man. Let me remind you of something:

And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

The devil hates us because we remind him of God. Every time satan looks at one of us, he sees God and satan hates God.

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help mate for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

The devil hates us, he hates marriage, he hates families, he hates God, he hates, hates, and hates. The devil takes one look at us and he flips out. There is nothing in the word that satan wants more than to have all those who love and trust in the Lord to be dead. Not because he wants us in heaven, but because he doesn't want us raising our families, he doesn't want us witnessing, and he doesn't want people seeing how happy we are. So, he wants us dead. And if not dead, so intimidated by the politically correct crowd, the judges and police that we are afraid to raise our families in the manner in which God has told us to raise them.

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (Proverb 13:24 ACP/KJV)

When Miriam and Aaron caused Moses trouble, God said to Moses as He was forced to punish her; If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.

To many parents get upset and scared when they hear their two or three year old howl bloody murder with the first wack on their bare bottom. God's word says: Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. (Proverb 19:18 ACP/KJV)

Go for a stroll through your local mall, look at the kids whose parents spared the rod. Pick your kids friends, they are not wise enough to pick their own. Get out of bed early Sunday morning and get them to Sunday School and then use their Sunday School lesson as the subject for Sunday dinners discussion. Make sure you are in a church that teaches you to raise your kids in God's word not Dr. Spock's. HOMESCHOOL your kids, don't experiment with them by sending them to public school. Don't ever put your kids at risk. Your job as a parent is to protect them from all dangers, that doesn't simply mean keeping them out of the way of bad people, not letting them spend the night in homes that will turn them away from you and or God. It also means keeping them out of government run public schools. Fathers let me remind you of what Jesus said about those who hurt or place in harms way one of His little ones:

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. ...Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven. ... Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

God has entrusted your wife and your children into your care, do not despise your children, do not put them at risk, do not put money ahead of their well-being, do not for a minute think you can play footloose and fancy free with their upbringing.

And last but not least, if you haven't already dedicated each and everyone of your kids to the Lord, do it now. In today's politically correct world, you can not do it on your own, you have got to have Jesus in the fights with you. And He will not go where He has not been invited!

Lord Jesus, I thank you for getting us all out of Maryland safely. I thank You Lord and give you all the glory and praise for it. I would also ask You LORD to bless those who prayed for our safety ten fold for the blessing that they caused upon us. Thank You Jesus, amen.

Sha'al shalowm Yruwshalaim.

Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!

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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 Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. While the Lord does not need the platforms and audiences that Rush, Sean and Michael have, they, Rush, Sean and 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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