A daily Christian thought from:
ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
Pastor Robert M., Bob, Celeste ACP
Wednesday October 13th, 2004
And that is all I am doing with ChristianPatriot.com and Christian-news-in-maine.com. I am simply selecting, with God's guidance, two men whom I feel confident in, to take over when the Lord feels I have done enough and can go home to be with Him. As it stands this minute, if I died, ChristianPatriot.com would stay up for at least a year, but no one would be able to add anything and if God forbid ChristianPatriot.com got hacked, there would be no one with the passwords to get in and fix it. The same with Christian-news-in-maine.com.
Last spring my wife bought me a fancy schmancy laptop computer, the idea was that with it I would be able to put up thoughts and the news while we were on the road for six weeks. Unfortunately, I have this really bad habit of messing with the operating system and messed it up so that I was unable to get on line, not even once. No one else had the ability to go on line and fill in for me. By the end of this coming June, that will be different, Steve will be able to go on line and take care of ChristianPatriot.com. Jim will be able to go online and add to Christian-news-in-maine.com within the next few weeks. Then if anything happens to me, ChristianPatriot.com and Christian-news-in-maine.com will still be able to stay up and current.
Next thing, why I am not covering or commenting on the debates. I did touch on the first one, but since then I have neither the desire nor the need to listen to any more of them. For exactly the same reason that you should have no need to listen to them. George Bush is pro-Christ, Pro-life and pro-family. Senators Kerry and Edwards are anti-Christ, anti-life and anti-family. So, there is nothing that either Kerry or Edwards could say that would make me vote for them and there is nothing that President Bush or Vice President Cheney could say that would make me vote for the Kerry/Edwards ticket. So, why waste my time and yours by covering and commenting on debates that take place after my bed time. You should be ending your day with the Bible, not politics.
Now, onto the serious issues of today. When you got Saved, the day you gave your life to Christ, the day you became a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, two crowns were handed out. First you got one, and the second, which could have been many more than just one, went to the man, woman, child, men, women and/or children who lead you to the Lord. Today we are going to look at that second crown(s).
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation(7 years of tribulation), which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him My new name.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Revelation 3:7-13 ACP/KJV)
The church of Philadelphia is not some church located in downtown Philly, no, it is the little remnant church known to us as the true evangelical community. It is you and me, the Bride of Christ, the little group of men, women and children who make up the body of true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians. The crown the Lord is warning us about having taken away, is not the crown of our Salvation, but the crowns we get for evangelizing. Those crowns we receive for leading another lost soul to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus, the Christ.
Look, if I stopped doing ChristianPatriot.com today and turned it over to Steve, from that point on, I would no longer be entitled to the crowns received from leading souls to the Lord through ChristianPatriot.com. Steve would be. Now don't get me wrong, I don't, even one minute think that I can do a better job than Steve, just the opposite is true. I honestly think that when it is Steve's turn to take over, he will do a much better job than me. But, for the time being you are still stuck with me. That is not to say that you won't see some of Steve's thoughts up between now and the time I turn the reins completely over to him.
But, let's go back, "hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown." think of it like this: Hold fast to your evangelizing, so that no man can take your crown of evangelizing away from you. Just by your being an evangelist, one who is both prepared to share the truth about JESUS and is not afraid to when the opportunity arises, you get a crown. But, that crown is one you can take with you, by simply dying without having stopped being an evangelist, or you can loose, by not evangelizing right up until the microsecond the Lord says, "hey, well done good and faithful servant, come on home now."
So, how do you assure yourself that you are not going to loose that crown? I'm gonna use an example again. Once I turn ChristianPatriot.com over completely to Steve, so that he is the pastor, not me, I can either go fishing for fish or continue to fish for souls. If I go after the scaley kind that live in water, there goes my crown, but, if I continue, even at a slower pace, to fish for souls, be a fisher of men, I keep my crown. Getting older and tired is no excuse to stop working for the Lord. Look at the guy who took the dictation for the revelation of Jesus of things to come. The apostle John at 90 years old in prison.
Woe unto us preachers who stop preaching and go fishing for fish.
Now, let us all get out there and reach out to the unsaved, for nice as life here on earth can be, it is our hell and the heaven of the unsaved. Turn to the Lord and say to Him, "Lord, make me a fisher of men." Amen.
The Lord Jesus be with you all, and may you all compete, with the same zeal, for crowns as those at the Olympics compete for little hunks of heavenly pavement to hang around their necks.
May the Lord understand the importance of Mac and Cecily 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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