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
Do we on earth really think we can do things unbeknown to Jesus? Do we really think that we can avoid His knowing what is going on? Do we think that He who created the tongue and mind can not give answers and thoughts to His own?
Back in the nineties the US Military was ordered by the infamous child abuser, William Jefferson Clinton, not to address such immoral behaviour as abortion and homosexuality from a negative Christian Biblical perspective. They were further ordered not to preach absolute rights and wrongs or that salvation comes only thru what Christ did on the cross and His blood. Wise military Chaplains found online Christian sites they could recommend to those searching for answers about those issues that they were prohibited from speaking the truth about.
Today the IRS is threatening churches of all persuasions about being too political in their eyes. From today's online Washington Times:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service has been warning churches and nonprofit organizations that improper campaigning in the upcoming political season could endanger their tax-exempt status. In notices to more than 15,000 tax-exempt organizations, numerous church denominations and tax preparers, the agency has detailed its new enforcement program, called the Political Activity Compliance Initiative, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
Under the initiative, the IRS plans to expedite investigations into claims of improper campaigning, no longer waiting for an annual tax return to be filed or the tax year to end before launching a probe. A three-member committee will make an initial review of complaints and then vote on whether to pursue the investigation in detail. ...
Two days before the 2004 presidential election, the Rev. George F. Regas, the church's former rector, delivered a guest sermon that pictured Jesus in a debate with George W. Bush and John Kerry. Although Regas didn't endorse a candidate, he said Jesus would have told Bush that his pre-emptive war policy "has led to disaster." The church drew national attention when the Rev. Ed Bacon, rector of All Saints, disclosed the IRS investigation and later said the agency believed the church had violated federal tax code barring tax-exempt organizations from intervening in political campaigns and elections. ...
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Now I don't know what the leftist anti-Word of God churches are going to do. But for the churches that still preach what God said , the solution is relatively easy. Do as the military chaplains during the infamous rein of the Clintons did, find solid online non 501(c)3 churches and recommend your congregation go online to read their political perspective writings.
Another bit of interesting news proving that many today really don't think that He that created the ear can hear and that He who created the eye can see is found in the many news reports dealing with the current Israeli war. From the Washington Times:
Israel is in the best position militarily in its history to mount air strikes against Iran, after a decade of buying U.S.-produced long-range aircraft, penetrating bombs and aerial refueling tankers. Tel Aviv has ratcheted up the volume in attacking the hard-line Islamic regime as it fights the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. In the past, Israeli politicians have talked openly of attacking Iranian nuclear sites to prevent the U.S.-designated terror state from building atomic warheads.
Israel has purchased 25 $84 million F-15I (I for Israel) Ra'am, a special version of the U.S. F-15E long-range interdiction bomber. It also is buying 102 of another long-range tactical jet, the $45 million F-16I Sufa. About 60 have been delivered. The Jewish state also is buying 500 U.S. BLU-109 "bunker buster" bombs that could penetrate the concrete protection around some of Iran's underground facilities, such as the uranium enrichment site at Natanz. The final piece of the enterprise is a fleet of B-707 air-to-air refuelers that could nurse strike aircraft as they made the 900-mile-plus trip inside Iran, dropped their bombs and returned to Israel.
"They have the capability to strike Iran," said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney, a former fighter pilot who has trained with Israelis. "It would be limited, though. They could do 30 to 40 'aim points' in the array. I'm not worried about them hitting the targets. They will suffer losses, but they are capable of doing it." He said Israeli fighter pilots are "the best in the world. I've flown against them. They train better. They get more flying time." ...
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But it is not just big organizations, churches, and governments that seem to think that He who created the eye can't see and that He who created the ear can't hear. No, it is many individuals as well, ones who think they can do evil in a vacuum, that they can blaspheme His Holy Name and not be heard, that they can live immoral degenerate lives and keep it hidden form the Creator's eyes, ears and nostrils.
You don't need to go to a porno site to see the truth of the above paragraph. No, you don't even need to go to some liberal, left wing, Christ denying, Christ hating, chat line to see the truth of that last paragraph. No, go to some of the so called premier conservative chat lines like freerepublic.com and asmainegoes.com and read any article or thread dealing with anything that even hints of morality. And you will see that the vast majority of even those who call themselves conservatives seem convinced that Christ, who created the ear, the eye, the nose and all things can no longer hear, see or smell.
O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs; O Lord God of Creation, to whom vengeance belong to, shew thyself. Lift up Thyself, thou judge of the earth: render Your fair and just reward to the proud.
LORD JESUS, how long shall the wicked be? how long shall the wicked triumph? How long shall they utter and speak lies, falsehoods, deception, blasphemous things? for how much longer will You allow the workers of iniquity boast of themselves? Lord Jesus, they break in pieces Your people, O LORD, and afflict Your heritage. They slay the widow, the stranger, and the baby in the womb. And then they murder the soul of the father as they murder the fatherless.
Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the Lord God of Creation, the Living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob know about it.
Know and understand this, ye brutish beast among Christ people: He that planted the ear, shall He not hear your lies, your falsehoods, your blasphemous thoughts and speech? He that formed the eye, shall He not see the babies you murder, the lies you print, the way you try to put the naked image of man and women ahead of the thoughts and worship of Christ? He that created the nostrils shall He not smell the filthy stench that arises from yur mouth, your minds and your deeds? *Know this, He that did not allow the angels who revolted against Him to go free till they are punished, shall He not know about your actions and hold you in chains till that day as well?
He that taught man knowledge, shall He not know what we all have done with every second of the time He gives us? The Lord God Creator of man knows the thoughts of man, He knows that they are vain, self centered, lustful, filthy, lying, greedy and ungodly. But God has blessed the man whom He has chastened.
O LORD, teach us who are Yours thy law; That Thou may give us rest from the days of adversity, until You place the wicked in the pit You have dug for them. For we know LORD that You will not cast off Your people, neither will You forsake Your inheritance.
But judgment shall return to the Righteous One: and all the upright in heart shall follow You Lord Jesus, the Righteous Judge.
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Only You Lord Jesus, only You. For unless the LORD had been my help, my soul and my voice, my pen and my mind would have been kept in silence.
When I cried out, "my foot slips"; Thy mercy, Lord Jesus, held me up.
In the confusion of my thoughts Your Spirit within me comforted and enlightened my soul.
Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with Thee, which defines mischief by Your law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. But the LORD is my defense; and You Lord Jesus are the Rock of my refuge. I know that one day You shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off into their own wickedness; yea, You LORD God shall cut them off. Amen. (A moderately paraphrased version of Psalm 94 taken from Psalm 94:1-23 ACP/KJV with * from 2 Peter 2:4-9 ACP/KJV)
Ladies and Gentlemen, you do nothing in secret. Do you think Jesus was lying when He said:
Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father knowing it. For the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. A man's foes shall be they of his own household.
He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me. Know this, he that puts his life over his love of Me shall lose it: but he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.
Any that receiveth you receiveth Me, and any that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me.
Do you think for one minute that the God who knows when a sparrow lands on the ground doesn't know your every thought, deed, action, word? Where is your cross? What is your cross? Does your love for Christ fall second to anything? Do you really think that He who created the eye can not see? That He who created the ear can not hear? That He who created the brain does not know? That He who created the nose does not smell?
The Bible teaches us that God is long suffering, and that to God, a thousand years is but like a day. Well folks, seems to me we are in the last watch of God's day. But even if we as a world are still in the first watch, what about your own life? Do you choose to ignore Hebrews 9:27? Do you think you'll live for ever? Are you like the fool Jesus spoke of? 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? I know, 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?
Are you ready to stand before our awesome God? Are you prepared to answer the question that will be poised to you by Christ; "Why should I let you into My heaven?"
Let's get real guys, Christ created us, He owns us and He will judge us by His rules, not ours.
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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