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,
First, have you ever wondered why so many people want to butcher Jesus' point by saying only "Judge not least ye be judged." When you look at what Jesus said, look at His entire point, and you'll realize that you are not being told not to judge, but instead to judge by God's law, not Oprah's and Dr. Phil's.
This is what Jesus said on judging in Matthew seven: Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, 'Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye'; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. (Matthew 7:1-6 ACP/KJV)
Now why is it that so many want to just use verse one and not the entire six verses? Simple, to judge as Jesus has commanded, one has to read and study the entire word of God. To simply use verse one means that one can instead of reading and studying God's book, the Holy Bible, all one needs to do is turn on Dr. Phil and Oprah to get their ideas on what is right and wrong. But I will warn you that in Hebrews 9:27 we read this: it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: By whose rules do you think Jesus is going to judge you? Oprah's? Dr. Phil's? The sexual deviants of the courts, congress and the press? Or the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus?
Think how a church council would have found David if he were pastoring a church or leading a country today and while sitting on his roof top one hot summer evening happened to spy Bathsheba on a road nor far away. Would they be using God's rules or man's?
OK, let's move on to subject two:
Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden overburdened with ceremony), and I will give you rest. Take My yoke (the beam of the balance (as connecting the scales):--pair of balances) upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke (the beam of the balance (as connecting the scales):--pair of balances) is easy, and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30 ACP/KJV)
All little children are called to Jesus from the womb, and as such, those of you who are teachers, parents, doctors, nurses, day care workers, police, judges, lawyers, preachers, grandparents, godparents, uncle, aunts, older brothers and sisters and anyone else who has anything whatsoever to do with the influencing of children and new Christians had best take these next few verses to heart. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Don't play with it as you do Matthew 7. Take it to heart, take it literally, and understand this, Jesus is dead serious in that statement.
If you are shaking the faith in Jesus of a baby Christian or a young child, you are going to feel the wrath of God. Remember Hebrews 9:27? One day you are going to die and if you have been responsible for shaking the faith of a little one, when it comes to judgement it would have been better for you that you had died first than after you caused a little on to turn from Jesus.
Let's read Jesus' full statement: At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in My name receiveth Me. But whoso shall offend (to entrap, i.e. trip up (figuratively, stumble (transitively) or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure):--(make to) offend.) one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 18:1-10 ACP/KJV)
A few days ago it was reported on AsMaineGoes.com that a school had taken a field trip to a planned parenthood abortion mill. In the first grade in almost every public school they read the kids books about dinosaurs, and the books state and the teachers read "millions and millions of years ago, before man, dinosaurs roamed the world..." Let me let you in on a very well kept secret. If you shake the faith of a new Christian or a youngster through your deeds, actions, words, writings or in any other way stop or hinder that child from coming to Christ, then it would have been better for you to never have been born. For that is exactly what satan does. The one we call the father of all liars, the evil one, the father of perdition, satan, the devil, does exactly that. He turns people from Christ. And if you are doing that you are going to spend all eternity with satan in the lake of fire. Before you lie to a child causing that child to disbelieve God's account fo creation, it would be better for you to pluck out your tongue. Before you start showing young children tapes contradicting Jesus it would be better for you to cut off the hand that would put the tape in the player.
Now on to point three. I am getting sick and tired of seeing Christians getting divorced, and worse because they are unequally yoked or married to a secular thinking and judging spouse. ChristianPatriot.com is written primarily for men. Yes, women are invited to come and read, but the focus, thrust and aim of ChristianPatriot.com is to evangelize and preach to gun toting men.
Jesus said: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. See that word man, this is what it literally means: not even one (man, woman or thing), i.e. none, nobody, nothing:--any (man), aught, man, neither any (thing), never (man), no (man), none (+ of these things), not (any, at all, -thing), nought. So, it is not just man, it is man, woman, child, any and all humanity.
Let's go back to the title of today's thought; If she isn't serving Christ first, don't marry her! And this last Scripture; No woman can serve two masters: for either she will hate the one, and love the other; or else she will hold to the one, and despise the other. She cannot serve God and the luxuries of this world.
Guys, I want you to get this straight, I want you to understand exactly what I am saying here. If the girl you are interested in is serving money not Christ, there is no way on God's green earth that she is ever going to be a Christian wife. Do you think, that if her interest is money, that she is ever going to put you and your children ahead of new cars, new clothes, etc. Do you think for even one minute she would have done as my wife has done and forgone over 80% of our combined yearly income, putting every worldly possession we have on the line, to be here in New Mexico to help our son and granddaughter through this difficult time?
Do you think she is going to stay home and homeschool your kids by giving up her job, her social status and clean house? Do you think she is going to cook from scratch, save money by turning off the lights, turning down the heat and having a ten year old or older used van?
Do you think she is going to: Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; ... For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord:
Guys once you say "I do" it is too late. If she is not putting Christ ahead of all worldly goods than you had best believe that your wife is not going to put your sexual happiness ahead of her sleep, figure, or determination to be your equal. If you think for one moment that she is ever going to come to the realization that God created her for you, that you are the undisputed head of the household, that you are to her what Christ is to the church, you are sadly mistaken.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Guys, if she is not putting Christ ahead of money and earthly possessions, how do you ever figure she will put you ahead of those things?
Jesus I thank You for Cecily, and I give You, in the words of Kellie, everything. 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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