ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Men's Commitment. Monday August 18th, 2003
Commitment, kind of a long word isn't it.
Commitment, have you ever really given it much thought? Husbands, how's your commitment to your wife? Married and single Christian men, how is your commitment to the Lord?
Let me ask again, Christian men, how is your commitment to the Lord? Back around 950 BC, the Lord caused to be written in His book, If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; (Proverb 24:11)
Have you the commitment to go and give the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to "them that are drawn unto death"? That would be those who are terminal in the hospitals, or at home or in a nursing home. Have you the commitment to go and give the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to "those that are ready to be slain"? That would be those in prison on death row, or those little babies trapped in the womb whose mothers are on their way to murder them by having them aborted.
It wasn't just God speaking through His servant king Solomon saying preach to those about to die and those about to be killed, He said it again 982 years later. When God left His throne in heaven and came to earth as His Son Jesus, one of the things He said was:
When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, "Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in: Naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me."
Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, "Lord, when saw we Thee an hungered, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?"
And the King shall answer and say unto them, "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me."
Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, "Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungered, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not."
Then shall they also answer him, saying, "Lord, when saw we Thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee?"
Then shall He answer them, saying, "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me." And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
If you don't have the commitment to give the good news of salvation by the atoning works of the Lord to those who are about to die, and/or those who are about to be killed, what makes you think you are any more Saved than those Episcopalians, Roman Catholics and UCC who ordain sodomites and lesbians?
Let me leave you with something to ponder: Men, you are either a missionary for Christ or you are a missionary for satan. You either get out there and do as the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God says, or you are working for satan! And what does He say? What does He, your master, order you to do? "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
You can take none of the junk you collect here on earth to eternity with you! Your soul will never die! Your soul will spend eternity in heaven with the Lord and me or the lake of fire with satan and his slaves. I'm going to close with one last quote of the Lord Jesus: "But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven."
Goes like this guys, your standing tall before God, He says to you: "Why should I let you into MY heaven?" You say: "Because I'm in Your Son's Book of Life."
God looks to His right and says "Son, is this man's name in Your Book of Life"? And Jesus says "No!"
You life for today or you life for eternity, this is either your home or it isn't. Men, if you're living for today and denying your responsibility to "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" than you are not living for the Lord, you are living for today, you are living for yourself.
Guys, please, stop putting cars, houses, money, jobs, food, booze, sports and everything else ahead of the Lord. Please stop accumulating the things of this world and start accumulating crowns for heaven. It is men who are called to preach, not women. May the Lord God Creator of all things be with you all, may He answer your questions and help you find the strength to do what is right in His sight. Amen.
Lord God Creator of all things, we give Thee thanks for giving us the second chance we do not deserve. We thank Thee Lord for our brave troops who are at this very instant freeing and liberating people through out the kingdom of satan. Lord we beseech Thee that Thou would send to our men a Paul, to preach Your word to them while they go to free those held captive by the forces of evil. Touch the Presidents heart Lord, lead him in a direction to send evangelist to our troops, give him the strength Lord to serve You, to use his office, that You have entrusted him with, as Commander in Chief to authorize and send solid evangelical Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian preachers to bring the Word of God to our troops, giving them both reason to fight and the Lord's plan of salvation. And put the end of abortion at the top of his agenda.
Lord Jesus, it is in Thy Sacred and Holy Name I pray, Amen.
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.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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