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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
Yes they were and not I am not on thin ice, for it is commanded of us not to call our Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, our fellow Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, fools, not those who I am referring too, the unsaved, the heathens, the everyday member of humanity. For they are indeed, "Idiots, fools and idiots." But, we are not blameless for their being that way, as you will see.
You know, the vast majority of the peoples of this earth would not be "Idiots, fools and idiots" if they knew and understood the signs of the times. Keep that in mind, we are going to come back to it in about two minutes.
Mark Chapter Thirteen
1 And as Jesus went out of the temple, one of His disciples saith unto Him, "Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!" 2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as He sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately: 4 "Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?" 5 And Jesus answering them began to say:
Take heed lest any man deceive you: 6 For many shall come in My name, saying, 'I am Christ;' and shall deceive many. 7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. 8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them. 10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations. 11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. 13 And ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake:
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet (see Daniel 9:27 & 11:31), standing where it (satan in the body of the anti-Christ) ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: 15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: 16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. 17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. 19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. 20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom He hath chosen, He hath shortened the days.
21 And then if any man shall say to you, 'Lo, here is Christ'; or, 'lo, he is there'; believe him not: 22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. 23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. 24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
27 And then shall He send His angels, and shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things (see verse 4) come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away. 32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36 Lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. (Mark 13:1-37 ACP/KJV)
Before I start my commentary today, I want to show you another bit of Scripture. In Matthew 16, Jesus said to the unsaved who were legends in their own minds, the high mucky mucks of the religious denominations of that time and today: When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
It was not just the denominational leaders who were blind hypocrites, it was all those they held and hold sway over. Hundreds of millions of Roman Catholics today are just as blind to the signs of the times as the pope and his minions in black. The liberal women and homosexual embracing and ordaining, Christ denying church leaders, are no less blind than the Roman Catholics. And sorrowfully, the millions upon millions worldwide that hang on their every word and turn their backs on the baby in the womb and the elderly who are killed for their inheritance are just as blind.
A billion muslims are blind to the sign, a hundred million buddhists are worshiping God only knows what, and are damned to eternal horror because they too are blind to the signs of the times.
Now, let us go back to this: "You know, the vast majority of the peoples of this earth would not be 'Idiots, fools and idiots' if they knew and understood the signs of the times. ..."
A while back I did a thought about how people put God in a box when they are praying . I used as an example, an analogy if you please, the story about a young woman and her youngster who were in the woods one morning when a man, who is known to walk the woods in the morning in while praying, came around a corner and saw a very large black bear standing on his hind feet. Looking past the black bear, this man saw the young woman and her toddler. Quietly he motioned for her to be very quite and still and he reached inside his coat, took out his handgun and aimed it at the back of the bear's head, prepared to wait, pray, and see what the bear would do. All would have been fine, maybe, had the woman not screamed out, "Please don't hurt him" . That caused the bear to charge and the man to squeeze off three rapid well aimed rounds, killing the bear dead.
That bear may not have needed to die, it may have lost interest and just wandered away, but her scream alarmed the bear and he did what alarmed bears do, charge. That left the man with but two choices, kill the bear or watch the bear kill the woman and her child.
That woman, her husband and those responsible for teaching them about wild animals fall into the "Idiots, fools and idiots" category. Had the woman understood that bears are wild animals capable of killing you, she would have either not been wandering around in bear territory unarmed with a toddler, her husband would have been with her armed and prepared to defend his family, or at the very minimum she would have heeded the warning to be very quite and very still. And the bear would not have had to die. She was a fool, the ones that led her to think that wild bears are big cuddly things is an idiot as is any man that lets his wife and child wander the Maine woods unarmed.
Last night I called a dear brother. He and his wife have ten children, the oldest boy is training be a missionary, the eldest daughter will be going into training to be a missionary in months and the next oldest is preparing to follow her older brother and sister. Cecily and I will be driving out to New York State to visit them mid November. Thank You Jesus.
Read and ponder:
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto Righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto Salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. 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? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 10:8-15 ACP/KJV)
The peoples of the world and the majority in our own nation are "fools and idiots," unsaved, heathen, "Idiots, fools and idiots." They are "Idiots, fools and idiots" because they can not discern the signs of the times. Why can't they discern the signs of the times? It is because they have not heard and understood the Gospel. Why have they not heard and understood the Gospel? Because we are more interested, as a nation, in projecting military might than Christian might to the world.
If the United States of America spent 10% of it's military budget on spreading the Gospel of Christ to our own nation, our heathen neighboring nations, and the rest of the world, we would not need a military!
My Brothers and Sisters, we as a nation need to return to our roots, we need to get back to basics, we need to get back to the training of the Pilgrims. We need to cleanse this nation of the high places, we need to rid this nation of those who deny Christ, we need to return to the Lord God of Creation and His world. Or, and mark my words here, we are going to get our clocks cleaned. God has been and is giving us signs of the times. He has sent earthquakes to many parts of the earth. He has sent killer hurricanes to our shores as well as flooding and terror attacks. He has warned us with signs of pestilence, and has shaken us up with the very thought of a new and deadly strain of bird flu.
And the "Idiots, fools and idiots" shake their collective heads in wonder saying, "gee, I wonder what's up." What's up is that we, the true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, have fallen asleep at the switch. We have dropped the ball, we have taken the Gospel and hid it under a bushel basket.
What are we to do? First and foremost pray: 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.
The next thing we must do is the work of a missionary. If you are not willing to be a missionary yourself, then fund one! If you do not know of one, e-mail me and I will send you the name and address of one. Guys, we are in a war. Stop sitting on the sidelines, stop thinking about making a living and start thinking about salvation and doing the Lord's work. For the time is short, very short. And things are going to get very ugly very quickly if we don't do something very fast. If you are not able to or willing to get out into the front lines, support those who are.
Lord God of Creation, we come to Thee asking for Thy help, guidance and patience. Lord wake us up, Lord get our attention, Lord help us to focus on spreading Your word. For Lord why did You go up on the cross if not to get the word out and give all of mankind a chance to know You, what You did and why You did it?
Jesus, You have blessed us Lord, You have sheltered us Lord, and now Lord it is time for You to help us get off our lazy duffs and join in with You and Yours and fight to win. A call to battle can only come form the Commander Lord. I as a buck private can not stir up anything or anyone. You as Commander and Chief, Lord of lords, King of kings, General over all generals can and, dare I say, must take the next step, for Lord You took the first step 1,972 years ago.. Now, You Lord must order the trumpet to be blown, the call to go out, the shout of revelry to sound. Only You can rally the troops Lord, for our voices fall on deaf ears till you clear the cob webs out of the heads, the wax from the ears, the scales from the eyes and the laziness and hardness from the hearts.
And it is in the name of the Messiah Yeshua that I pray, Amen.
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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