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
That supposed interview (and believe me I have no idea whether it ever happened or not, for I do not have cable and I watch no more than 180 hours of television a year) set off a firestorm of controversy. How could pro-life Billy Graham belong to the party of the homosexuals, the party that embraces the slaughter of infants trapped in the womb, the party of pornography as free speech? How could Rev. Billy Graham belong to the very party that has been the fabricator of the constitutional interpretation that kicked the Lord God, the Creator of the Universe, Christ Jesus out of our public square? How could Billy Graham, of all people, belong to the party that opened the door to the teaching of evolution and has stood firm in holding the door shut to teaching the fact of Creation by God?
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1Peter 5:8 ACP/KJV)
Now, if the devil can use someone like Billy Graham to shake a weak Christian's faith, what can he do with you?
How do you think baby Christians learn? Do they not learn by both studying the word of God and watching and learning from the behavior and speech of those they perceive to be more mature Christians?
The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; (1Peter 5:1&2 ACP/KJV)
Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
I will therefore, that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after satan. (1 Timothy 5:9-15 ACP/KJV)
Are we not to lead by example? Yet are we not also human? Do we not have emotions? Do we not speak at times before thinking? If it is true that Billy Graham is registered as a democrat then shame on him for that, but what about all the good he has done? Do you see how by one little slip of the tongue, one little word spoken in haste, one little longing glance at that girl in the skimpy bathing suit can be the stumbling block for a baby Christian? For you can be sure of this, when you slip up, satan will be right there to whisper in the ear of the baby Christian, "See, he's a Christian and he looks, he drools, he wants her, he supports pro-abortion candidates ..."
And what about you women, how do you expect a baby Christian to grow up to be a godly wife and mother when you make jokes about your husband? When you wear clothing that displays parts of your body that only your husband should see? When you dress your daughters provocatively and allow your sons to wear pants that show the crack of his butt? Don't you know that satan is right there whispering in the baby Christian girl's ear, "See, she doesn't respect her husband, see, she shows her belly, see, she let's her daughter wear skimpy things, see, she let's her son show his butt, see, she sends her husband off without a kiss and lunch, see..."
Men you can only look at pornography so long before your son or daughter is going to find out, and God forbid he or she should find you watching a porno site and masturbating. How are you going to deal with that? Of all the baby Christians in the world you should take care that your actions not hurt your kids.That should be at the top of the list. And you mothers, how many soap operas, how many Oprah shows, how many romance novels can you have lying around before your daughters start to think of sex as a casual thing to do instead of a handshake?
Men and women, we are at a Crisis in this country. We, as Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, need to put aside the things of this world and get back to serving Christ. We need to be good active members of good solid Evangelical Christ preaching churches. We need to prioritize our spending, get rid of the cable horse dung and use that money to further the work of Christ. Get your kids out of the public school system and either put them in Christian schools or best yet homeschool them.
Wives, keep this in mind, when your secular world counterparts say no to their husbands sexual request, they are called frigid, when you say no to your husband, God calls it sin.
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation (talk and behavior) of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation (talk, dress, and behavior) coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. (1 Peter 3:1-6 ACP/KJV)
Let me tell you folks something, Jesus said: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Now, you can either put your faith, trust and obedience in Jesus or you can continue to listen to the Ophra Winfreys of the world. But you better get this through your thick heads; You obey the secular world, you disregard and ignore the teachings and orders of the Lord God Creator of the World and Universe, Christ Jesus and you will hear this the micro second you take your last breath. Get away from me you worker of iniquity, I never knew you!
Turn off the television, get cable out of your house, get your kids out of public schools and start home schooling. I own and manage two huge web sites, ChristianPatriot.com and Christian-news-in-maine.com and I have dial up. So why do you have high speed? Go to dial up and use that extra money for furthering the work of the Lord Jesus.
I am getting sick and tired of hearing how you need this and you need that. You need to start serving the Creator. You don't need three cell phones for a family of three. If you raised your kids right, you don't need them to carry a cell phone with a tracking device. If your wife is home taking care of the kids and making your dinner, she doesn't need a cell phone or her own car. Why do you need to go out to lunch, what's wrong with having your wife make your lunch and carrying it to work with you? Why do you need a computer in each room, a televison in every room, three cars in a four person family. Guys you had best start taking Jesus seriously, cause I'm gonna tell you something, what happened in New Orleans is coming to a town or city near you, unless Christians in the country get back to Christ and out of the secular bull dung.
Do you think Jesus caused this to be written because He and I have nothing better to do today? What about this, are you going to fall for the trap that it was only meant for Solomon? Read it, it is for you, it is a warning for you, it is God's word of warning for you: If I shut up heavens so that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people; then, 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.
There is just as big a percentage of Christians as non Christians whose bodies have been left to rot and be eaten by alligators in New Orleans. There is just as high a percentage of Christians as non Christians who were trapped in attics and on roofs who were attacked by and killed and eaten by rats in New Orleans. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
If it were in my power, I would show you what is coming next, but that is not in my power, for I don't know what will come next. But this I do know, we as Christians are trying God's patience and if we don't change, if we don't stop trying to be part of this world, if we don't start obeying the Messiah instead of the Oprahs and the Susan Collins of the world, we are going to find out what's next.
Women, get dressed, cover your bodies, honor and obey your husbands, look at what happened to us because Eve took control for one lousy meal. You are your husband's rib, not his brain.
Husbands, you had best get your family back under your control, you had best put your wife first ahead of the guys at the office and the television set. For while she is to obey your every order, she is to say yes to your every sexual desire, you are to treat her as the weaker vessel, you are to do for her what Christ did for the church. Before you even think about hitting her, go out in the garage, the yard, or down in the cellar, take your hammer with you and break one of your other ribs. Before you decide to raise your voice at her, go into the bathroom and catch yourself in your zipper.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; so that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. (Ephesians 5:25-33 ACP/KJV)
If you husbands will love your wife as Christ loves the Church, you won't need to raise your voice or hit her, for she will love you so much that she will revere you. God Himself has ordained it: Unto the woman He said, ... your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over thee. (Genesis 3:16b ACP/KJV)
You are going to answer to God one day, and that day may be with your next breath.
The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?' And he said, 'This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.'
But God said unto him, thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? (Luke 12:16-20 ACP/KJV)
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrew 9:27 ACP/KJV)
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. (Luke 12:16-20 ACP/KJV)
Very soon I am going to tell you how satan is going to use attacks on abortion clinics and homosexual hangouts to arrest, persecute and kill orthodox Jews and fundamental Christians and those who he thinks are fundamental Christians. Satan needs us out of the way, he needs there to be very few real Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians around when the Lord raptures His church. What about the orthodox Jews? Well, satan can read Scripture and he knows that somewhere in the world will be 144,000 male virgin Jewish boys when Christ raptures His church. Watch New Orleans guys, what is happening there is a dress rehearsal.
Lord, thank You, thank You for being so patient with us, Lord please give us just a bit more time, and Lord open the eyes of all to the wonders of Your word and works. Amen.
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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