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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
As all of you must by now know, I am big on turning to the Lord God of Creation, He who made us, Christ Jesus, for healing. Recently it came to my attention that while I encourage all who are truly Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians to avail themselves of Christ Physical healing, I have failed to warn you of something. Today I will cover it.
First a brief overview of healing.
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:13-16 ACP/KJV)
So, before you go to the saw bones who, as he rubs his hands together in glee and insist on knowing how much insurance you have, turn to the Lord. That would be particular good advice especially when going to one of those doctors whose entire profession is made up of guesses, theories, and lies, that would be those who call themselves psychiatrist or psychologist. The so called mental health professionals. But there also is where the danger lies.
I am convinced that a great many of the so-called mental health disorders are really demon possession. When treated with mind altering drugs, the demon possession is fed, not eliminated. And there lies the crux of the warning.
Any who have studied Autism have to know that there is ever growing mountains of evidence pointing to autism as having it's roots in the DPT vaccine given babies at the age of a couple of weeks and again at 6 months. You see, while autism can be traced to this vaccine, it can also fit the description of demon possession. And this is where real care must be taken. For you see autism caused by vaccine, disease, or other physical or drug induced cause is treated by anointing with oil and prayer as in outlined in James chapter five. But demon possession is treated in a totally different manner.
"Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him." Doesn't that sound like autism?
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him hither to Me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, "Why could not we cast him out?" And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, 'Remove hence to yonder place'; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (Matthew 17:15-21 ACP/KJV)
Notice the cure, not simply applying oil and praying, but fasting and prayer. I would still apply oil, but the parents and perhaps the elders will also have to do some serious praying and fasting, perhaps up to and including 40 days.
Never, ever, under any circumstances utilize both methods of healing at the same time with anyone who may even remotely be demon possessed. NEVER!!! You must know which is the cause of the mental disorder, physical or demon possession. And here is why, if you treat for both physical and demon possession at the same time you will not know which method worked. And as a result you may not be able to deal with what happens if you drive out a demon and do not then spend every waking hour preaching to that person. Making sure that, that person is filled with the Holy Ghost. Look at what happens to one whose demon is chased out and that space is left vacant.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, "I will return into my house from whence I came out;" and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. .... (Matthew 12:43-45a ACP/KJV)
So, this is what you do when anointing with oil for any mental disorder that may even remotely be caused by demon possession. First you start with the prescription found in James five. This you do for up to one year daily. In other words, you anoint that person every day for up to a year praying with faith that Jesus can and will heal him or her. Keeping in mind that Cecily and I did both for almost six months before I regained my ability to talk. So, don't expect all healings to happen that same hour or even over night.
If at the end of a year you see no change for the better, then you bring that person back to the elders, you anoint him or her, pray for him or her and start your praying and fasting routine. Be prepared to demonstrate both your love for that person and your faith in Christ by fasting and praying up to forty days. The instant the demon leaves that person, you must start preaching to that person, you must do everything you can to make sure that, that person becomes a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian. For if you don't, if you leave that man, woman or child who formerly was possessed by a demon alone and vacant, that person will then eventually have up to eight demons possessing him or her. And will be much worse off than they were before you took it upon yourself to drive out the original demon. If you are not prepared to do the work, if you do not have the faith, it is best to leave those who have mental disorders alone after having gone the James five route for a year.
Lord Jesus, help us to understand the importance of doing things Your way and understanding that it is Your will that will be done not ours and that it will also be in Your time, not ours. Lord as the world becomes more and more dependant upon chemicals instead of herbs, more and more dependant upon men and women with silly little listening devices hanging over their shoulders instead of You and Your word, help the few of us who still turn to You to keep a stead fast faith in You and Your ability to heal as long a we do it your way.
Thank You Jesus, for it is in Your name we pray to the Father by the Holy Spirit that dwells within us, amen,
Thank You Lord,
Your little spoiled brother Bob.
Sha'al shalowm Yruwshalaim.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
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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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