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
Now, today, let us look at Genesis chapter eleven, then my comments.
Genesis Chapter Eleven
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they(descendants of Nimrod, the son of Cush, the son of Noah) journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, "Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly". And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar(tar).
4 And they said, "Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel (literally Babylon); because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood: 11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah: 13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg: 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu: 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug: 21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor: 23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah: 25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and he went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran. (Genesis 11:1-32 ACP/KJV)
In verses 1-10 we see the story of the founding of the city of Babylon, and how God was forced to come down and send men apart by confounding their languages so that they no longer spoke one language, but many. Why? Because God had told them to scatter throughout all the world and repopulate it. But as in the case of Adam and Eve, men, under the leadership of Nimrod, disobeyed God. And just as with Adam and Eve, God refused to be disobeyed and had the final word. Keep that in mind when you are tempted to disobey God. He will have the last word. Check out Hebrews 9:27.
Now, starting in verse 11 and running thru verse 27 and finishing with verse 32, we see three very important facts of life and Scripture.
Noah's son Shem, the middle boy, the one in which Jesus traces His lineage, was born in the year 1559 after the fall of man. He lived a total of 600 years and died in 2159 after the fall of man.
Shem was 100 years old when his son Arphaxad was born in 1659 after the fall of man. Arphaxad lived 438 years and died in 2097 after the fall of man.
Arphaxad son Salah was born in 1694 after the fall of man, Salah lived 433 years and died in 2127 after the fall of man.
Salah's son Eber was born in 1724 after the fall of man, Eber lived 464 years and died in the year 2188 after the fall of man.
Eber had a son named Peleg who was born in 1758 after the fall of man, Peleg lived 239 years and died in 1997 after the fall of man.
Peleg had a son named Reu, Reu was born in 1788 after the fall of man,Reu lived a total of 239 years and died in 2027 after the fall of man.
Reu's son Serug was born in 1820 after the fall of man, Serug lived 230 years and died in 2050 after the fall of man.
Serug had a son named Nahor who was born in the year 1850 after the fall of man. Nahor lived 148 years and he died in the year 1998 after the fall of man.
Nahor, the grand father of Abraham had his son Terah in the year 1859 after the fall of man. Terah lived 205 years and died in 2084 after the fall of man.
While the evolutionists flounder around searching here and there for some kind of maybe proof that their theory isn't full of holes and slime, we have the accurate, decisive, honest and reliable word of God. And from it we can see four clear and absolute facts.
1. They were all born!
2. As we get further from the flood and further form the casting out of the Garden of Eden, men's lives got and are getting shorter. Shem lived 600 years, his great, great grandson Eber lived but 239 years and 3 generations later, Nahor lived only 148 years. I will be very surprised if I live half that long for 74 is considered a nice ripe old age.
3. They all died!
4. The world is not billions and billions of years old dated by a so called record of dead things, because the first death took place only 6,417 years ago when God killed an animal or two to clothe Adam and Eve! Genesis 3:21
Now there are three points I want to cover.
1. The first sin and death came into the world between 6,415 and 6,417 years ago, that is an absolute fact, not according to me, but according to the word of God, the Holy Bible. Anyone saying otherwise is calling God's word, the Holy Bible wrong and by default accusing the Author(GOD) of either not knowing what He(GOD) is talking about or a liar. Look, if your preacher says 6,000 years ago, that's ok, if he says 10,000 years ago, you need to ask him how he arrived at that number, if he says millions of years ago or billions of years ago, you need to find another church. One where the preacher reads and believes Holy Scripture.
2. Everyone is going to die. You know something, I will take money to do a wedding, but I will not take money to do a funeral. Why? Because at a wedding less than half the folks are even listening, most have come for the party, not to hear the preaching. But, at a funeral they are all somber and thinking of death. An ideal time to preach salvation. At a funeral I preach salvation, the plan of salvation, and repeatedly state that no one is going to get into heaven that is not Born Again. I have every other preacher who is there stand up and read parts of Scripture that I have chosen and assigned to them. When you leave a funeral that I have done, you may be upset that I said nothing about the dead guy going to heaven, but you will have heard the plan of salvation. And you would have heard that there is no way to heaven except through the Blood of Christ. And for that reason, I will not take money for doing a funeral. I would pay to have that kind of audience listening to every word and in the frame of mind that only a funeral can provide. All funerals should be based on John 3:1-21!
Over the last few months I have attended a number of funerals where others preached, and I have tell you, I am unsure who they were referring to, since all they used was the generic word God, not Christ Jesus. I will tell you clearly that at not one of those funerals did I hear a clear and decisive plan of salvation preached, not even a warning that only those who are Born Again will get into heaven.
I don't know what's wrong with Pastors these days, they seem unsure of who they work for. The next funeral you go to, sit and listen, and then ask yourself this question. "If I were unsaved, would I know how to get into heaven from what I heard at this funeral?" In each of the last funerals I have gone to I have seen people who I know do not go to a church. I have asked some and found that they never go to church. Yet, none of these preachers gave even a hint that they must be Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians to have salvation.
And last but not least, my third point is. It is not just you who is going to die. One day your wife will take her last breath, as will your kids, grandkids and other kin, your neighbors and those you work with. You know the only thing you can take to heaven with you is others, not money, not land, not cars, boats and choo choo trains, just other men, women and children.
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
The Lord be with and bless you all and please keep me, Jim, Steve, Channing and Cecily in your prayers. They are the working backbone of Christianpatriot.com. Amen.
If you live in the Naples, Maine area, keep in mind that starting Friday October 6th and for the next five Friday nights after tha,t at 6:30 PM we will be doing a Genesis 1-11 series and seminar at the Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples. You can call me or use the form to e-mail me for further information. There will be child care and there will be snacks. I am not going to try to convince you to leave your church and attend ours, and there will be no request for money. Nor will I tolerate any disruption. Discussion yes. Disruption, NO!
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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