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
We are going to continue to take a fresh new look at God's word, not as we would like it to be, but as it is. We are going to read it literally and not as some, including most of us, would like it to read.
I are doing this series in an effort to help us all, myself included, understand that God said what He meant, meant what He said, and said it just the way He meant it. I am doing this series in an effort for you and I to understand that since God created all things, including you and me, He owns all things, including you and me, and has complete and absolute authority to do with His creations, including you and me, whatever He chooses to. He also can and will judge us, not by the standards we would like of set, but by His standards, His rules and regulations.
On Tuesday I started the thought like this:
Today I want you to get serious and do something different, read what Jesus said, don't try to change the meanings of words, just read what He said and get something through your head. While Jesus loves you much, more than anyone else, He is also Just. And as such is totally unwilling to bend His own rules. After all, He already came down from heaven and shed His Blood as the perfect and only acceptable sin offering to Himself for you, and all mankind.
How unwilling is God to bend His own rules? Ask Adam and Eve. One rule, they broke it and we, their descendants, have been paying for it ever since. So, this time instead of second guessing and picking and choosing, let us just read what Jesus had to say and it as if it was a personal e-mail to you from the president of disciplinary actions of the company you work for.
Dear, fill in your name:
Your behavior in ignoring company policy has come to my attention. You are a valued associate, but, there comes a time when even the most valued associate will be asked to leave if they continue to ignore any of the rules. You have reached that point. Below you will find the first set of rules you are to keep 100% in order to remain a loved associate. Your failure to live by these rules will be cause for your immediate dismissal with no further warnings or appeals.
Let's continue along the same vane.
Dear, fill in your name:
Your behavior in ignoring company policy has come to my attention. While you are a valued associate, there comes a time when even the most valued associate will be ordered to leave if they continue to ignore any of the rules. You have reached that point. Below you will find the second set of rules you are to keep 100% in order to remain a loved associate. Your failure to live by these rules will be cause for your immediate dismissal with no further warnings or appeals.
Matthew Chapter Seven
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote(splinter) that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. I am convinced that Jesus uttered verses 1-5 with me in mind, as was well pointed out last night by my dear brother in the Lord, Eric Winckler, who by the way is home safely from his missionary journey to China.
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Don't beat a dead horse, don't spend your entire life trying to convince one person to cry out to Christ. For there comes a time when you must just place them in the Lord's hands and move on to evangelize others.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him? Put your faith and trust in GOD!!!
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Do you think Jesus is kidding when He says this? Or do you understand that before you react to someone, reverse the roles and think how you would want that person to treat you if it were you that offended him or her.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. You need to ask yourself, are you a good tree in the eyes of the Lord or a corrupt tree? Notice what happens in verse 19 to trees that bring forth bad fruit. What kind of fruit are you bringing to the Lord?
21 Not every one that saith unto me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?' 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. Are you a wise man or are you the fool? Do you understand the difference? The wise man is the one who not only listens to the words of Jesus but does them as well. Think about this, Jesus said "Preach the Gospel to every creature." Have you read that and done it or read it and ignored it? Is your life built on the Rock or upon sand? (Matthew 7:1-27 ACP/KJV)
Now let's continue looking at the word of God, the Holy Bible, and let's continue to read it as it is written and believing that Jesus is quite capable of saying what He means and meaning what He has caused to be written.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
And there shall in no wise enter into it (the kingdom of heaven) any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but only they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. (Revelation 21:6b-8 & 27 ACP/KJV)
Now when you take that literally, how can you think that you are going to get into heaven if you ignore God's word? Do you think Jesus is a liar? Do you think He spoke just to hear Himself talk? Do you think He sat around trying to fill space in His book, the Holy Bible? Do you think He came to earth as the perfect Blood Sacrifice just to have something to do?
Guys, we need to get serious, if you haven't noticed, there is a world war going on, a war where the forces of evil, the muslims, are determined to destroy every last Born Again Christian and Jew. They have already killed thousand s of US citizens in and out of uniform. How many of them did we, you and I here at ACP, witness to? How many of those thousands of men, women and children are going to spend eternity in hell because we ignored God's word and left it up to someone else to witness to them. Guess what, we keep ignoring God's word and keep reading between the lines and we'll join them in the lake of fire for all eternity.
Lord Jesus, help us to take You seriously. Help us to understand that what we do with the time You give us here on earth and how well we obey Your commands, is going to be the subject of our judgement by You. Help us to understand that You were dead serious when You said; "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
Help us to understand that the fearful are those who fear man more than You and don't witness because of their fear. Help us to understand that Your meaning of unbeliever is anyone who does not both believe and act on every word You have caused to be written in Your book, the Holy Bible. Help us to understand that what You mean by abominable is anyone who has done, without having been both truly contrite and truly repentant, anything that Your book defines as abominable. Help us to understand what You mean by murderer. Help us to understand Your meaning of whoremonger, sorcerer, and idolater. And most of all Lord help us to not be liars, help us to understand that the very worst thing we can do is to use Your word in a manner other than the way You caused it to be written, for to twist Your words is the greatest and most unforgivable lie, for that is what satan does all the time as do his minions, his ilk and those who serve him knowingly and unknowingly.
Thank You Jesus and it is in Your name Lord I pray this to the Father, through the Spirit that dwelleth within me. 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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