ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Today's Christian thought: Wednesday September 3rd, 2003
It's not a new choice, it is a choice that has been around as long as man. Adam and Eve chose wrong. They may have corrected their mistake, but that doesn't alter two facts, one they had to make a choice and two as a result of their mistake, we are all damned if we do not make the choice to serve the Lord.
It was a choice that David wrote about in Psalm one:
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. (Psalm 1)
It isn't just men, women, boys and girls that have to make that choice. It's nations, governments, organizations and businesses. It's schools, churches, yes churches, and everything else on earth. For you see, nothing nor anyone gets into heaven automatically.
What God said through David in Psalm one, He said in person in the Gospel of John.
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto Him, Rabbi (Master), we know that Thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that Thou doest, except God be with him.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. ... And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:3& 14-18)
The choice, say yes to Jesus and you get eternal life, say no and you get eternal damnation. The choice is and always has been the same, serve the Lord or serve the devil. Don't make a choice, die without ever having been Born Again and you have, by your refusal to choose, chosen satan and damnation.
It is no different for companies, governments, nations and organizations. The networks have chosen satan, as has just about every government on earth. There are a few companies and organizations who have chosen to serve the Lord, but they are few and far between. If you as an individual have chosen to serve the Lord, but your organization or company does business as usual, then you need to change the way you do business.
I want you to remember one of the most dire warnings in the entire Bible: "But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven." The Lord God Creator of all things, Christ Jesus, Matthew 10:33.
Men, stop focusing on the things of this world, for this world is not your home. If you are Saved, focus on doing what the Lord would have you do, focus on spreading His good news, His message of salvation.
Do you know the best thing that could ever happen to you? The absolute best thing that could ever happen to you is to be persecuted for spreading the Gospel of Jesus. Even if it cost you your earthly life.
The Lord be with and bless you all, amen.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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