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
Let's look at two articles in the news and see if Scripture does indeed answer every question. The big news on this morning's Drudge report is that Former Enron CEO Ken Lay is dead, and that he died of a heart attack.
And Jesus said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
And He spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?' And he said, 'This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.'
But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. (Luke 12:15-21 ACP/KJV)
Yes, Ken Lay laid up treasure indeed for his time on earth, and even when he had the chance to repent and put God first, he chose instead to deny the truth and fight to hold on to his treasures on earth, and now, well let us remember Hebrews 9:27 It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
The biggest article on Debka is that with all that is going on in Israel, with all out war between Israel and her heathen satan worshiping islamic neighbors, Washington and the Bush administration are silent.
And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. (Daniel 8:23-25 ACP/KJV)
And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.
And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people. He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time. (Daniel 11:21-24 ACP/KJV)
There comes a time, right at the moment of the beginning of tribulation, a time when Christ Jesus raptures His church, that Israel is under a huge attack. But two things happen to prevent that attack from being successful. First God intervenes, and second Israel turns, not to the USA for help, but to the anti-Christ, just as it is prophesied in Daniel. George Bush has not only turned his back on how to fight a war against Christ's enemies, he is now ignoring his responsibilities, as a professing Born Again Christian, to the security of Israel. (I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee... Genesis 12:3 ACP/KJV)
A man much smarter than me once said: To ignore history is to damn yourself to repeating it. Not an exact quote but you get the gist of it. Between 1917 and 1948 Great Britain went from being an empire to a third rate socialist dog on the leash of the mighty USA. We hold out the mighty dollar and England lays on its back, spreads its legs and pees all over itself, like the sickly, scared, cur she is. Why? What happened during those 30 years? Simple - England lied to and turned against Israel, embracing instead the muslim fanatics in their never ending quest to rid the earth of the Jews.
In 1962 the USA kicked Christ out of the public place. In 1973 The USA legalized the offering of babies in the womb as human blood sacrifices to satan. In 1976 the USA had its first truly anti-Israel president, Jimmy Carter. In 1992 the US had its second truly anti-Israel president, Bill Clinton, and now in 2006 George Bush, instead of coming to the aid of Israel to rid the earth of satanist fanatics, turns a deaf ear. I wonder what country will hold out the mighty piece of filthy lucre to get us on our backs like a submissive dog?
Let me close with one more bit of fulfilled end times prophecy: And they were offended by Him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. (Matthew 13:57 ACP/KJV) Today, a father is more honored and respected outside of his own home than in it. Just a short fifty or sixty years ago, a father was the one his sons and daughters turned to for advice and council in times of tribulation, not so today. Can one of you out there say that your grown children turn to you over the council of their mother or worse yet, outsiders?
Guys get off your backsides, get out there and start doing the work of the Lord, start building up treasures in heaven. Stop trying to be Ken Lays, Bill Gates, or political or sports superstars and get out there and preach Christ.
Lord Jesus, tell me why it is so hard for those who profess to be Yours to understand: Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Lord Jesus, this day my brother Eric Winckler leaves for a mission trip to communist China. Please Lord, be with him, guide him and protect him, surrounding him with angels with flaming swords, and giving him plenty of opportunities to preach your word to all with ears. I would also ask You to give his wife and family, including those of us who love him in his church family, peace while he is there and understanding that he is there to spread Your word and that we must trust You to put him where You want him. Amen.
Sha'al shalowm Yruwshalaim.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
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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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