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
If I were giving advice to the Israeli government, my first bit of advice would be for them to read Hosea chapter eleven.
And while I would not tell them, I think I will first explain to you, just what Admah is or better yet was. For to not know what Admah was is to be lost to the dire warning that God is giving in Hosea eleven.
And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim; (Genesis 14:8 ACP/KJV)
And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath: (Deuteronomy 29:23 ACP/KJV)
Still don't get it? One more: The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. (Genesis 19:23-25 ACP/KJV)
You see, Admah and Zeboim were right there with Sodom and Gomorrah. They too were totally destroyed by God by the raining down of fire and brimstone. They too were turned into a plain of salt leaving no trace of them. Now do you understand the significance of God's question to Israel in Hosea 11:8, How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? Mine heart is turned within Me, My repentings are kindled together.
But as we will see when we read all of chapter 11, God will not totally destroy Israel, He will not allow the total destruction of Israel, but, there is a lot of damage that can be done to an unrepentant Israel between the statuesque today and total and absolute destruction as came upon Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeoim.
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called My son out of Egypt.
As they (Israelites) called Them (The Trinity), so they went from Them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them. I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid Meat unto them. He (Israelites) shall not return into the land of Egypt (slavery), but the Assyrian (what is the area now called that used to be Assyria?) shall be his king, because they refused to return. And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
And My people are bent to backsliding from Me: though They (Trinity) called them (Israelites) to the most High, none at all would exalt Him.
How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? Mine heart is turned within Me, My repentings are kindled together. I will not execute the fierceness of Mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
They shall walk after the LORD: He shall roar like a lion: when He shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west. They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.
Ephraim compasseth (surrounds) Me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah (current Messianic Jews and Born Again Christians who are of Jewish decent) yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints (all of the true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians worldwide). (Hosea 11:1-12 ACP/KJV)
True Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians in the United States of America can learn a lot from Hosea eleven too. While I can not pinpoint even one prophecy that needs to be fulfilled before the Lord could rapture His church, starting the most horrible seven years in the history of the earth, that is not to suggest that we can and will have a free ride from now till the time that Jesus shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
ACP's Associate Pastor Steve Burzlaff sent me a four of quotes that would seem to fit here perfectly. Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisers
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
People are funny, they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church.
Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.
If your church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.
Oh Lord Jesus, how I thank You, the Father and the Holy Spirit that You are so long suffering, for if You were any less long suffering, I and many others would be pounding on the gate as so many pounded on the side of Noah's ark. Thank You Jesus. 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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