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
Thanks to ACP's Steve Burzlaff, we now have the Evanglical handout, "What If" in PDF format.
For the "What If" evangelical handout in PDF format, click here.
Thank God for Steve,
Today I want to briefly hit on three subjects. Let us start with out of the mouth of babes. Jesus said: Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected praise? (Matthew 21:16b ACP/KJV) Now, in Matthew 21:16, Jesus is taking the High Priest and his minions to task. But, even though He is talking to the High Priest, His words are very pertinent today. Let me explain.
Each day before meals we say grace, giving God thanks for the day, those at the table, the food on the table and other things. Kellie our now four year old granddaughter insists on adding, "Everything". Kellie, in her four year old wisdom, insists that we thank Jesus for everything. She was doing this ever since we got here in June and she was but three. Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected praise? Kellie is right, we should be thanking Jesus for everything.
Now for those of you who are Christian politicians, government workers, teachers, police, judges, etc.
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might trick Him in His talk. And they sent out unto Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, "Master, we know that Thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest Thou for any man: for Thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest Thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?"
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye Me, ye hypocrites? Shew Me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And He saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, "Caesar's." Then saith He unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. (Matthew 22:15-21 ACP/KJV)
There is a ton of confusion on "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." Let me start with an analogy. Let us say that you are a world class potter. And you go down to a stream, get yourself a handful of really special clay, spend three days keeping it wet and pliable while you make your way home and then another five days molding it so it is just perfect. You then fire it, glaze it and paint it. Is it not yours? Yet, when you sell it or give it away, the ownership for that masterpiece is transferred to the one who pays your price. Right?
Well not really. For you see, you started with some pretty basic stuff, which without you could never have made that masterpiece in the first place. Stuff like the clay, water, air to breathe, gravity to hold you and the clay on the earth, etc, And who owns those things? In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 ACP/KJV) Did that potter buy the river bed from God? Did God transfer the water, air and clay to that potter? Well, not exactly to that potter, but He did transfer title of all earth to Adam:
And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in His Own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. (Genesis 1:26-30 ACP/KJV)
So, around 7,620 years ago God, while retaining ownership, turned the control of earth over to man. But then look at what happened around 6,420 years ago.
And the devil, taking Jesus up into an high mountain, shewed unto Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give Thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If Thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be Thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind Me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve. (Luke 4:5-8 ACP/KJV)
So right on 6,420 years ago Adam turned the control of earth over to devil. Yet, God still owns not only the earth, but all of the universe. So the important thing for those of you who are or represent Caesar to remember is this; not only is God still in control, He is the ultimate owner of all for He is the creator of all.
Now on to point three. Let me explain how you as a Christian wife can get your husband to commit adultery. You can dress dumpy, tell him you have a head ache, or say "I don't do that" when he cuddles up with a smile and a hug and whispers something in your ear. Is it always the wives' fault that a husband commits adultery? NO!, but in many instances it is. Men are very easy to keep happy. Feed them keep the house clean, and say yes. Last Friday's thought goes into marriage bed relations in more detail, but Christian wives, you have got to keep him home. And that is not going to happen if he comes home to a mess, a cold or no supper and a cold wife that acts as if sex is only for procreating.
Christian men, you need to do your share so that your wife can be a sexy little lover in your eyes. You can help feed the babies, you can run the vacuum, you can do the grocery shopping on the way home, you can cut the grass and run a hot bath so she can relax while you tuck the kids in to bed. AND, you can shave and bathe before getting into bed. Why do you want to look and smell better for the guys at work in the morning than the mother of your children at night?
I am getting real tired of seeing Christian marriages and careers destroyed because of the cold blooded attack on the family called adultery. And I just don't know how much more plain I can be without getting into graphic, callous, descriptive wording which I'm not going to do. Let it suffice for me to say this: Wives learn to use your whole body, and likewise you men. And the next time you feel like saying, "No, I don't do that", bite your tongue and remember this. God created you for your husband. God did not create just one little part of you for your husband, He created every last bit of you, from the top of your head to the bottom of your toes for him.
Why am I directing this more to wives than husbands? Kind of simple really, it is not so much Christian wives who are out there committing adultery as it is Christian men. It is not Christian wives that I am getting e-mails from about husbands saying "not tonight, I have a headache".
Lord, please help us to open our eyes and hearts to the wisdom of little Kellie and her thanking You for everything. Lord, help our public servants to remember that it is You who own everything, they are just managers, and managers for satan at that. And last but not least Lord, please do something about the horrible rate of immorality amongst married Christian men. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
Sha'al shalowm Yruwshalaim.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
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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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