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
Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
Well looks as if they are going to have to find a new and higher place to rebuild New Orleans. The city is in total chaos. There are dead bodies floating everywhere, and there are snakes, rats, and other things floating, swimming and finding refuge in places rescuers need to put their hands and bodies.
But what about the animals? What about the dead dogs, cats, pet skunks, horses and chickens? What about them? Funny isn't it, the very ones responsible for the first death of animals are the ones who are now crying the loudest about their deaths in New Orleans, and area.
Why did this happen? How come so many people and animals died? Why do we have floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and big waves? Why do we have forest fires, drought, famine, disease, pestilence, hatred and wars?
Why does God allow this?
There is an old saying, it goes something like this: Those who ignore history are destined to repeat it.
Why do we have so many bad things happen on earth? It is because of Adam, Eve and the devil, not God. All God is doing is what any good parent would do, meting out our punishment equal to the offence.
Relax, I'm not going to write 7 or 8 pages of Scripture, no, I'm going to be brief, well, brief for me. I am tired of hearing the Creator blamed by the creations. When are we going to learn? God didn't just pop this on us, we brought it on ourselves.
And God said, Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1:26-31 ACP/KJV)
After God made all things, He looked and, behold, it was very good. When God created the earth, it did not have death, hurricanes, tornadoes, wars, pestilence, etc, no, it was in God's own words very good.
So what caused it to change? Well, first we need to understand a bit more about what happened during those first 144 sixty minute hours of creation:
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2:8&9 ACP/KJV)
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and God took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2:15-25 ACP/KJV)
So, at the end of 144 sixty minute hours, God had finished. He had, in the words of the Apostle John: "All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made." So at the end of the first six days, God was done and and, behold, it was very good.
So, God was done. There was no homosexuality, no pain, no suffering, no death, no destruction, no earthquakes, tidal waves, tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, famine or anything else bad.
So, what caused it to change? Some time later (and no man has any idea of how much later, and I mean no man. Only God Himself knows how long Adam and Eve enjoyed the fellowship of God and the Garden of Eden) man decided to follow the devil instead of God. Remember back when God said this to Adam : " Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Well, guess what, just like today, Adam could not obey God. Instead, he had to be stiff necked, arrogant, stubborn and offend God. He chose to break God's one rule. Keep in mind God only had that one rule, just as He has only one real rule today. You can find that rule in John 3:3. Oh He has other rules to live by, but only one deciding rule.
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, 'Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.'" 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he (Adam) said, "I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." 11 And He said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, "The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat." 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat."
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; It (Jesus) shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His (Jesus) heel.
16 Unto the woman He said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. 22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of Us (Father, Son & Holy Ghost), to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. (Genesis 3:1-24 ACP/KJV)
So, what has caused all this devastation, all this death, all these natural and man made disasters? Us! Us, because we have chosen not to do what God has told us to do to lessen this pain and suffering, but instead have followed right along in Adam and Eve's footsteps, lockstep behind the devil. Want it to end? Than stop following the devil and start following God!
If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
As for the animals, well, I will say this to you with no hesitation whatsoever, they are in better shape than the vast majority of those who died in New Orleans! It was not the animals that caused us to be separated from God, it was man. In heaven there will be every animal ever created by God, not just the ones we know on earth, but every last one He has ever created.
Let's start looking to the Creator and not the nightly news. Let's start focusing on how we can humble ourselves acceptably to the Lord instead of trying to figure out how and where to rebuild the sin city of New Orleans. And let's start by putting our faith in Him and His word rather than some dead worm eaten heathen by the name of darwin and his followers.
Guys, get your act together. Get in step behind Jesus and stop worrying about Ted Kennedy, abortion, John Kerry, homosexuality, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. Start worrying about what more God is going to do to get your attention. He has mine.
As for the abortionists, the Kennedy's, Kerry's, Snowe's, and Collins of the world, well just think about Peter Jennings for a moment. Not long ago, Jennings was on that list, but not any more, for what happens to all men and women happened to Jennings and will absolutely happen to his ilk and followers as well.
You can defy Jesus now, but one day you will be judged, not by the devil, but by that selfsame Jesus whom so many refuse to bow the knee to now.
Lord God of Creation, treat us a favored sons and daughters, teach us Thy ways, Thy precepts, Thy rules, *Thy law and most of all when we get out of line, correct us, please. Amen.
*found in John 3:3b
PLease pray for Danny Calhoun, Danny and Theresa Gilpatrick, Seth Winslow, George Robert and this ministry and all involved with it.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
Lord Jesus, please give women a love for their babies, from the moment of conception on, let them love them I pray Thee. Amen.
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May You be with Colby as he is now out of boot camp and into Fleet Marine Corps, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf.
And Lord I ask You to bless those who bless me and mine tenfold for the blessing they are to me.
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May the Lord understand the importance of Mac, Cecily, Steve, and Rev. Jim Marstaller to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
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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