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
Associate Pastor Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
Important Note: Starting Wednesday March 29th, 2006, the thoughts will be posted at 7PM.. This is to assure that all thoughts are proof read before posting.
Rev. Bob Celeste
Over the also three months I have come to know four women and a young girl that have need of healing. As a result I have spent more and more time thinking about and studying James chapter five. For I am becoming more and more convinced that the four women are devil possessed and the young girl has a serious case of eczema, a disease she has had since being three months old.
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Rich men and women have health insurance and as such turn, not to God but to those MD's, DO's, and others who deal in chemical drugs disregarding the horrible side effects and consequences.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. The money you have trusted in is corrupt. Your skin has become pale and sickly and reduced to no more than a suit of clothing with as little use against disease as a two bit suit of clothing.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. The riches and financials security you have strived for, at the cost of your soul, are of no use in fighting the disease that howl around within you. You have put your faith in the false god of earthly treasures rather than the God of Creation.
4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. You have accumulated your earthly wealth by lying, cheating and stealing from those you have employed and been trusted by. They and those sins of youts now cry out to the Lord against you.
5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. You have turned yourself away for the laws of God and chosen instead to be promiscuous, to abuse drugs, alcohol and other false pleasures of this world. And now as you age, you turn to chemicals and false gods instead of herbs and the true God of Creation.
6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. Over the years you have accumulated great wealth and political power and now you kill the Just One and His chosen ones, you attack the Christ and try to kill His Christians with chemical drugs mandated by law.
7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. But for those who are Saved, be patient, God has not forgotten or forsaken us. Read and trust in His word. Learn, for He provided the early rain and will continue to provide rain even now. His healing is still here, His herbs are still hear, and He still hears our prayers.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Be patient. Turn your hearts and trust to the Christ, for the coming of the Lord, the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, is now.
9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. Do not begrudge one another. Do not be envious or greedy of one another. Do not alienate yourself from the brethren for the need to rely on one another is needed for the Lord to come and heal.
10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. Look back in Scripture at how those of old healed the sick, cleansed the lepers, and relied not on chemical drugs but the herbs of the field and good food. Yes they suffered affliction, but they were patient and waited upon the Lord with a clean heart and a true believe in and dedication to the Lord.
11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. Did not the Lord heal Job? Did He not restore to Jobs health, happiness, wealth and peace of mind? Did Job turn to drugs? Did Job turn to chemicals? Did job turn to anything other than Christ? No, Job put his faith and trust in the Lord by saying "Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." The lesson to be learned by Job is that if you are right with the Lord, He will be right with you.
12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. To often those who come to the Lord seeking healing for themselves or their minor children are doing it with a clouded relationship with the Lord. They swear, the make false oaths, saying Lord heal me or my child and I will give You the Glory, but don't. They do not carry through with the things they have agreed to do or they do the things which they have said they will not do. To go to the Lord for healing you must be right with God.
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Are you sick? Is one of your minor children sick? Then clean your heart and get right with the Lord. Turn off the secular music, turn off the televison, the radio, and put down that book. Read Scripture, sing songs glorifying God.
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: Are you sick? Is one of your babies sick? How are you going to call elders if you are forsaking the congregation? How are you to call the elders if you have been fighting with your fellow Christians? How are you to call the elders if you have not complied with verse nine? for to have healing, you must call on the elders, you must join with them with a clean heart and spirit when praying for healing.
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. It is not using prescriptions first that will heal you, it is the putting of faith in God first. Going to Him in faith and truth. Going to the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus, knowing that He who created all things in under 144 consecutive 60 minute hours, can and will heal you, if it is His will. Remember, we are His creation, He can use us to His best advantage. We are here not to serve ourselves and to do our will, we are here to serve Him, do His will, and further His kingdom. Sometimes He needs us to be sick, ill or disabled to further His kingdom. Remember the man blind from birth in John chapter nine? Let me remind you:
And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.
When Jesus had thus spoken, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam. He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. (John 9:1-7 ACP/KJV)
back to James 5. Verse16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Normally confession is made between ourselves and The Christ, but in this instance when we have called the elders to pray and anoint for healing, we are to confess our sins to them asking them to pray not only for healing but for the forgiveness of our sins as well. I believe this is what keeps a lot of minor children and adults from being healed, for it is the sins of the parent(s) that must be confessed and prayed for when a child's healing is requested. But, this is not an itemized list of sins, it is simply a confession that we who seek healing are sinners and need to be forgiven of our sins, not just physically healed but spiritually healed as well. When you go to a chemical pusher he or she wants to know how you are going to pay. Christ wants to know that you are recognizing Him as sovereign and that you are a sinner and that He can heal not only the body but the soul as well. That He not only heals the body but forgives sins.
17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. Here James is giving us an example. He is reminding us that Elijah was a man just like you and me. That he was tempted and sinned, just like you and me, but when he turned to God he did it with such honesty, such truth, such devotion, that he could cry out to God and in so doing he stopped the rain from falling for three and a half years. James is showing us that nothing is to hard for God to do, if it falls within His will. James is saying; "which is easier, to heal a child of eczema or stop the rain for 1,260 days?" Since God has proven He can stop the rain for 1,260 days by prayer, do you not thing He can, if you do what James has outlined, heal one little girl of eczema? And if He can heal one little girl of eczema, can't He heal you or your child?
18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. Not only did God respond to Elijah's prayer to stop the rain, He responded to Elijah's prayer to restore the rain.
19&20 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. (James 5: ACP/KJV) James closes by reminding us that the most important healing is of the soul, not the body. That what is most important is not the healing of the body, but the salvation of ones soul. So before you take it upon yourself to pray for the physical healing of the body of an unsaved or one you are not sure is saved, first look to their salvation.
Remember when I started this thought, I mentioned four women and a girl? Well the young girl has eczema, the four women, are to my mind, demon possessed. Demon possessed by choice I believe. So today I ask you to join with me in praying for a healing of all five, the eczema of the young girl and the salvation of the four women.
Yeshua, I come to You asking You to heal the one with eczema and for the salvation of the four who are so evilly entreating Yours. You have told us to pray for healing and salvation. I therefore come to You asking that You will reach out and heal the little one of her eczema and the bitter four women of their hatred and demon possession. I will neither lie to You Lord nor put You in a box, but Lord I love the little one and could rally care less about three of the four older women. But You have instructed me to pray for those who despitefully use us, so Lord I bring them to Your attention, knowing that if they come to know and give their lives to You, they and I will no longer be less than family. For it is in Your name Lord Jesus I that I bring this to the Father. Amen.
Sha'al shalowm Yruwshalaim.
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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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