ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
A house divided, a government divided... Thursday August 21st, 2003
As we read today's Scripture, we will see a warning from the Lord. A warning to families, to governments and to peoples. A warning that if you, as a family, as a nation or even as a people allow yourselves to be divided, you will most certainly fall.
Satan learns from Scripture just as you and I should. First he attacked peoples, causing people of the same race to attack one another, to turn on one another. Then he went after the nations of the world, dividing them. A simple easy to see example of the deviousness and its effectiveness is to simply look at what the two political parties have done to the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. For anyone to think that the two majority parties would, even for an instant, put the welfare of the nation and the people of this nation ahead of party gain, is sheer folly at best, but more likely moronic.
And now satan is after the family. He has caused families to be split, first by leaving nation of origin and coming here to the USA and once here, taking sons and daughters and moving them across the country in search of more material goods. And by redefining family to include homosexual and lesbian couples.
Can a nation or people survive once the very cornerstone of their moral character, the family, has been undermined, attacked and redefined? Before you say yes, think for a moment, what is there to survive for if there is no love of mom, of dad, of brothers, and of sisters? What is there to fight for if not your own family?
1,970 years ago, the Lord Jesus had this to say about division within family, nation and people.
And Jesus was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. ( Since the devil was unable to speak, the person he was residing in was unable to speak as well. Once the Lord has cast the devil out, the person was able to speak.)
But some of them said, "He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils." And others, tempting Him, sought of Him a sign from heaven. But He, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. He that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth.
As you watch the nightly news, you see how partisan politics are in the USA, just like every other country. But here we can see it first hand. You can tell how much the so called major media hates not only the president, but every republican they consider to the right of planned parenthood and the radical homosexual left. If we as a nation can not come together when we are at war, when can we come together and what can we come together over?
How long do you think a nation can survive when not only the nation's leaders, but the nation's families are divided against each other as well? Heed and remember the words of the Lord: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth." A house is a family.
There is one nation that will not be divided and one family that will never be divided. You have the opportunity to join that family and that nation. For the nation is the heavens of God and the family is the family of God, the Born Again washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian family.
Isn't it time to put aside pride and the things of this world and join the winning team, the family of God? What are you waiting for? There is something else you see just about every night on the nightly news, and that something is a report of someone dying unexpectedly. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27)
Once you die, you then have no chance to go to the Lord or become part of His family, it is too late. The choice you make for where you'll spend all eternity is made while you are here on earth. Get this straight, there ain't no purgatory! You'll either choose life eternal with the Lord by becoming a Born Again washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian or you'll spend eternity in the outer darkness and utter desolation of the lake of fire with nothing but pain and suffering. Pain and suffering that never goes away, pain and suffering so intense that those there gnash their teeth. A just reward for those denying the only begotten Son of the Living God.
My wife and I have chosen life eternal with the Lord Jesus, what about you? Oh if I only had it within my power to give you a ten second glimpse of eternal damnation. But, alas I don't. But the Bible does give you a wonderful picture of life everlasting in the paradise of the Lord's glorious home as a member of His family.
May the Lord our God, the Creator of all things in and on heaven and earth help you understand. 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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