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
Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
Well, let us assume, that for once, those highly placed elected 'legends in their own minds' are telling the truth and that we do have such weapons and that they are even capable of 'destroying the earth ten times over'. These weapons are nothing compared to the power of prayer.
... 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. Our goal is to keep in mind that Jesus came to earth as a baby in the womb and went through all He went through, so that all would be able to and have a way to be forgiven. Our job, as Christians, is to introduce as many people as possible to Him and to help them find the Light of the world, Christ Jesus. Some are very open to the Word of God, others not so open and others still will not only fight tooth and nail to remain a possession of satan, but will try everything they can to hurt you and prevent you from doing the work of the Lord. Much of what is below is to help you understand that you are not alone in your fight, that you can, through the power of prayer, show the power of God to even the most hideous of haters.
That said, now let us get back to the today's thought; "Bless those who bless me and curse those who curse me".
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, 'Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea'; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. (Mark 11:23 ACP/KJV)
Over the years, you who have been coming to ChristianPatriot.com, have read about many miracles through prayer, the most recent being the absolute healing of Steve Burzlaff's wife, Janice, just last week.
How is, and who is it, that allows us to ask and sees that our prayers are answered? For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus; (First Timothy 2:5 ACP/KJV). For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20 ACP/KJV). And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it. (John14:13&14 ACP/KJV). Keep the fact in mind that Jesus will see that what you ask for will be granted if it in fact results in glory to the Father.
Now, last week, I let you guys in on part of my request to God, now I'm going to let you 'eavesread' on a bit more, eavesreading is like eavesdropping only you do with with your eyes instead of your ears.
"Lord Jesus, hear my prayer, I beseech Thee. Lord, I want to get back to doing 5 thoughts a week. I love having Steve do Fridays and with Jim doing one Wednesday a month, I have more than enough time to do five thoughts a week - Monday through Saturday - and, thanks to Jim, doing only four one week a month. But Lord, Christian-news-in-maine.com takes up three whole mornings and part of the afternoons each week. Lord, I honestly feel as though CNIM is a true, good, and just part of the ChristianPatriot.com ministry, but Lord I can't do both.
So Lord what I'm asking you to do is hear my prayer and bring forward a solid Born Again Washed in Your Blood Christian willing to take over the responsibilities of Christian-news-in-maine.com so that I can have that time to do daily thoughts on ChristianPatriot.com.
For Lord how can I continue to ask you to enlarge ChristianPatriot.com to five million a day if I am only able to put in 40% of my time to it? I know that all things are possible for You, but, alas that is not the case with me. So Lord Jesus, please touch a Christian heart, open his eyes to the value of a Christian news site, open his heart, touch his heart and let him be as willing to take over Christian-news-in-maine.com as Steve was and is to do Friday's thought. Lord he would need his wife and family's support as well.
Jesus, let him know that You will bless him and his, that You will bless those that bless him and curse and deal with those who curse or deal roughly with him excluding me of course. For at times I may need to correct him as I have at times had to do so with those who help, support, and are fundamental to the success of ChristianPatriot.com.
I thank You Lord for allowing me to share part of our private conversations with those who come to ACP, please bless them Lord and enlarge this ministry, let this be the vehicle in which missions and missionaries can rely on for funding, thank You Lord, amen."
Now, back to you guys and prayer meat. Notice the part of my prayer asking Jesus to curse and deal harshly with those who interfere with those who are part of the ACP team? You may remember me doing that when it comes to abortionists, corrupt Christ hating politicians, those who undermine marriage ordained by God, those who try to hurt Christian teachers, members of the ACP staff, and others. How many of you have looked at those instances and said to yourselves, "Pastor Bob is wrong, the Bible says pray for those who despitefully use you..."?
Let me ask you a question, would you consider king David a man of prayer? Have you ever read the Psalms written by David as prayers to God Almighty? Would you not agree that those Psalms are placed in God's Word the Holy Bible, by God, for us to learn from?
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:(Second Timothy 3:16 ACP/KJV).
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.(Second Peter 1:20&21 ACP/KJV)
Let us look at David's prayer, commonly known as Psalm Ten:
1 Why standest Thou afar off, O LORD? Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of trouble?
2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them (the wicked) be taken in the devices that they have imagined. 3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. 5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. 6 He hath said in his heart, "I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity."
7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity. 8 He sitteth in the lurking places (alleys and other hiding places) of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor. 9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones (his gang). 11 He hath said in his heart, "God hath forgotten: he hideth His face; He will never see it."
12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Thine hand: forget not the humble.
13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, "Thou wilt not require it." But, 14 Thou hast seen it; for Thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with Thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto Thee; Thou art the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break Thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till Thou find none. For 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of His land.
17 LORD, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble: Thou wilt prepare their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to hear: 18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress. (Psalm Ten 1:18 ACP/KJV)
Have you ever taken the time to read all of Psalm 109? But you say, that is David, what about Jesus, is He not opposed to and did He not teach against calling on the Lord to hurt others? Noooo, He did no such thing.
What about when Jesus cursed the fig tree in Matthew 21? Ah you say, that is not a man it is a tree. I will close with this: read it carefully, for anyone who thinks Jesus was having a lack of words or could not find better words to describe what He was saying, or thinks that Jesus, the creator of all languages, just couldn't find a better word because of His rage, had best remember who the Jesus is:
Matthew Chapter Twenty-three
1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to His disciples, 2 Saying,
The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, 'Rabbi, Rabbi.'
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass (search throughout) sea and land to make one proselyte (trainee), and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor (bound to do it)! 17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty (bound to do it). 19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by Him (God) that dwelleth therein. 22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by Him that sitteth thereon.
23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24 Ye (are) blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess (filth and sin). 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres (caskets), which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity (filth and sin).
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!, because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, "Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord." (Matthew 23 1-39 ACP/KJV)
When Jesus says: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;... Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. Fellow bond servants of the Lord Christ Jesus, there is no greater blessing you can bestow upon your enemies or those who curse or despitefully use you than to turn them over to God. To ask God to show His power to them, by giving them a taste of what He has in store for the unsaved, the unrepentant, those who belong to satan. For all belong to either Christ Jesus the Creator or satan the destroyer, there ain't no purgatory guys, their ain't no purgatory.
PLease pray for Danny Calhoun, Danny and Theresa Gilpatrick, Seth Winslow, George Robert and this ministry and all involved with it.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
Lord Jesus, please give women a love for their babies, from the moment of conception on, let them love them I pray Thee. Amen.
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May You be with Colby as he is now out of boot camp and into Fleet Marine Corps, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf.
And Lord I ask You to bless those who bless me and mine tenfold for the blessing they are to me.
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May the Lord understand the importance of Mac, Cecily, Steve, and Rev. Jim Marstaller to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
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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