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
Yes, Words have meanings, but in Hebrew so do the letters of the alphabet. Let me give you an example if I may. In Hebrew, the name allah is spelled with the thee letters alef, lamed, and heh. Yet it is pronounced allah. But what do the three letters mean? The letter alef means "to curse", the letter lamed means "to lie" and the third letter heh means "to lament". You might bear in mind that the Hebrew language has been around a lot longer than mohammed, the supposed prophet of allah. Hebrew may have been the original language, and if so, is it not ironic that the original language defined the name of the god of those who hate the Jews and Christians allah, he who curses, lies and laments?
I'm not going to get into prophecy today, but for those of you who have been keeping up with the news in the mid east, prophecy should be on the tip of your minds. Israel is once again under attack by the forces of evil, the forces of those who serve he who is known to be the one who curses, lies and laments. And now it seems that while the US is already a major player in the conflict, Russia now wants a piece of the war action as well.
The American Tracts Society Bible Dictionary defines Gog and Magog like this, keep in mind, words have meanings.
GOG and MAGOG: Are usually spoken of together in Scripture. In Genesis 10:2, Magog, which seems to denote a country with its people, is reckoned among the descendants of Japheth. In Ezekiel 38:1-23; 39:1-29, Magog apparently signifies a country with its people, and Gog the king of that people; but critics are much divided as to the people and country intended under these names. The Scythians, the Goths, the Persians, and several other nations, have been specified by interpreters as the Magog of the Scriptures; but most probably it is a name given generally to the northern nations of Europe and Asia, or the districts north of the Caucasus. The names reappear in the later predictions of John as enemies of the people of God, who are to be signally overthrown in Armageddon, Revelation 16:14-16; 20:7-9.
Today Magog is probably the old Soviet Union, and Gog, the leader or king of Magog, is in all probability the leader of today's Russia. Now what makes this of real importance today is that the current leader of the Russia, a man who was the leader of the KGB in the former Soviet Union, now is saying he wants to help out in the middle east by sending peace keeping troops.
Remember this from Jeremiah chapter six?
O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.
I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman. The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place. Prepare ye war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day goeth away, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out. Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces.
For thus hath the LORD of hosts said, Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her. As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds. Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest My soul depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall throughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: turn back thine hand as a grapegatherer into the baskets.
"To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it. Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days."
And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD. For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, "Peace, peace"; when there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6:1-14 ACP/KJV)
As you read those 14 verses of chapter 6 of Jeremiah, do you see today? Do you see in the first paragraph the description of those who attack Israel as out of the north?
In the second paragraph do you see Israel being defined as the daughter of Zion and her enemies as shepherds who surround her?
The next three paragraphs end with this description of Israel: "To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it...." Is not Israel now one of the most secular countries in the world? Israel now has laws on the books prohibiting Christians from spreading the word of God, the truth of the good news of the Gospel, the name of Jesus and His plan of salvation.
Verse 14 ends with: "... saying, "Peace, peace"; when there is no peace."
Yes, words have meanings, God has told us from the very beginning of time that one day, one of the names of he whom Jesus refers to as the father of all liars would be called allah. That to start with he would be a curser and a liar, but would end up as a lamenter. How far back does this go? Look at God talking to Adam, Eve and lucifer in the garden of Eden.
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
6,417 years ago when God first spoke that promise to satan, satan knew that one day he would lament, that while he would injure the heel of God, the Son of God would bruise his head. Today satan is a cursing liar, and soon, he will be a cursing, lying lamenter. And many of your kin and friends are going to be spending eternity with him because you won't tell them about the good news of salvation thru Christ Jesus.
Let me close with these words from Jesus: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Lord Jesus, please help us serve You! 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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