ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Love Me more than these? Monday August 25th, 2003
Who or what comes first in your life? Jesus or your wife? Jesus or your kids? Jesus or your parents? Is anything more important in your life than the Lord our God, Christ Jesus?
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me more than these? Peter saith unto Jesus, "Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee."
He saith unto him, Feed My lambs.
He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me? He saith unto him, "Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee."
He saith unto him, Feed My sheep.
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me?
Peter was grieved because Jesus said unto him the third time, Lovest thou Me? And he said unto Him, "Lord, thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee."
Jesus saith unto him, Feed My sheep. (John 21 15-17)
What about you? When you list those you love, where does the Lord Jesus come on your list? First? Second? Third perhaps?
Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me. (Matthew 10:32-38)
So, where does Jesus rate in your life? As I read the above Scripture, it would seem to me that if Jesus is not first in your life, you are denying Him. And He has said: "...whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father ..."
A long time ago, back in the 80's' there was a movie out. One of the lines was "being is love is never having to say 'I'm sorry'". We still hear that line spoken every once in a while today. It is not true. Being in love with the Lord means you do tell Him you are sorry. Lord, I'm sorry I hurt You, amen.
Lord help them understand: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1John 1:9)
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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