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
Monday October 25th, 2004
Praise and thanks to Our Lord and Saviour Jesus, who is the Christ. For He has lead us to a church family. He has answered our prayers in finding a Church pastored by a man who is unafraid and full of the Holy Spirit.
I want to thank all of you who prayed with us, and I want to ask those of you who did not. Why not? On Mondays, a thought goes up as does one on Wednesdays and Fridays. ACP, now has in the neighborhood of just a bit less than 47,000 hits for each of those thought periods. Yet, I received less than two dozen e-mails confirming their intention to join with me and Cec in praying that the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus, would lead us to a solid, fundamental, no holds barred Christian church with a solid and welcoming church family. How is it that over 99% of you could not join in?
We are going to go back to Matthew today, we are going to go back because I have evidently missed teaching you a few things, a few very basic things. For you are a selfish lot, a mean and selfish non praying lot. And that can only be because of two things, me and you!
So, we are going to back and cover those two very important things. And then if you don't join in and pray for those things found important enough to bring them to you via a thought or headline, than woe unto you.
First: Your salvation is your responsibility, not mine! And salvation is a lot more than just saying "I am Saved."
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, "Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled"; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? (James 2:14-16 ACP/KJV)
Likewise, when a prayer request is posted and as you read it you say to yourself, hummm. Yet when if comes time to get on your knees, you say: "I have work to do, I have a ball game to watch, I have Bush/Cheney signs to put out" what doth it profit?
What most amazes me is the number of you who have e-mailed before with prayer requests, yet ignore the prayer requests from me and others. Do you think that you get a "Welcome good and faithful servant" from the Lord instead of a "depart from me ye worker of iniquity" just because you have a bumper sticker that makes some claim that insinuates that you are Saved?
Now let us go to a part of Matthew chapter nineteen that you need to apply to your own life.
And, behold, one came and said unto Him, "Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" And He said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? there is none good but One, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto Him, "Which?" Jesus said, thou shalt do no murder, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
The young man saith unto Him, "All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?" Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow Me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Then said Jesus unto His disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19:16-24 ACP/KJV)
Why do you think Jesus missed the first commandments, the ones dealing with One God and not worshiping idols? For look, He starts with: "thou shalt do no murder, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Do you think that perhaps He forgot what He had caused Moses to write in Exodus 20: 1-7?
No Jesus did not forget, as a matter of fact He did say it, He just held it off till last because He knew the young rich man's heart was much the same as many of your hearts. Many of you, and I can tell by your lack of enthusiasm for praying for the needs of others, have done as the young rich man has done, you ignore the most important commandment, love, honor and put God first.
Look at what I have underlined in the above verses of Matthew, "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow Me." What Jesus is saying here is get rid of your earthly idols and put Me, God first. Do not worship the things of this world, worship Me, Jesus. That is what He is saying in the underlined verse.
and you had better take that to heart, you had better start getting your priorities straight. You had better start putting Jesus first and your Brothers and sisters needs above your own selfish desires.
I have received two prayer request, I'm putting them up here. And this time, put Christ and His first and pray!
Dear Pastor Celeste and readers of Christian-news-in-Maine.com,
Would you please join me in praying for Alan Keyes? He is one of the few politicians to stand up for what he believes in Christ. He was presidential candidate a few years ago and is now running in Illinois against Barack Obama (spelling?). Obama, as you might all recall, recently won admiration for his speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Keyes is very outspoken against abortion, homosexuality, and he is pro-"accountability for one's actions". In other words, he doesn't think it is the government's job to micro manage and do things for the people what they ought to do, or are able to do for themselves.
Keep up the good work,
And from ChristianPatriot.com's heir apparent:
Our pastor is having an hour of prayer every morning from 6:00 until 7:00 until the election. Janice, Ruth, Charlotte and I will be heading to the church at that time everyday for the next ten days and would like to invite you to join us. Feel free to announce this in your thoughts, we need to totally immerse the election in prayer coverings.
I get more complaining e-mails when I criticize the President than I get confirming a joining in to pray. That needs to change. You need to join with Julia and ask God to anoint Alan as a Senator and not only join with Steve and family, but ask your Pastor, not me, but the one whose church you attend on Sunday morning, to get your church on their knees concerning the election as well. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me now that you are praying daily and that from hence forth you will put prayer at the top of your daily list of things to do, prayer first, food and drink second.
Have you read First John recently? Perhaps you should. While I would rather ask God to slap you up aside the head, especially you Marines, I will instead continue to pray for you all. The Lord be with and bless you and may He give you the time you need to be truly Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians.
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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