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Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC the pastor who obeyed Christ command in Luke 22:36

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.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Why won't you believe what Jesus says?

God vs mammon

This thought is only for those of you who profess to be Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians. It is the beginning of a series, a series that will not be day after day, but one that I will do as Christ lays it on my heart to do. First let me make this perfectly clear, I am not trying to claim you are not saved, nor am I trying to get you to doubt your salvation. What I am trying to get you to do is to work harder to further the agenda of Christ.

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. Matthew 6:24

No servant 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. Luke 16:13

Having caused it to be written in two separate Gospels, Jesus must have been pretty serious when He said that no one can serve both Christ and mammon, the things of this world, at the same time. He had to be very serious when He said that none of us can serve both mammon and God for either, now get this, for either you will serve Him or you will serve the things of this world, you will either love Him or you will love the things of this world, but you cannot love and serve both at the same time.

Now, here is a simple test of your understanding: Captain Cook made three voyages around the word, he died on one of them, which trip did he die on?

Now, if you, like some politicians I have knowledge of, had to think long and hard and then said, "I don't know, history was never my strong point" then you really are excused from this thought. But, if you, like most, said, "Captain Cook had to die on his last trip because he couldn't take any more trips around the world after he was dead", then this thought is for you.

Men, how hard do you work to put bread on the table? How many hours do you work? Do you, like many successful men, start your day early and finish when everything that must be done is done? I know and understand that in order to be, in the eyes of the world, successful, you must put in extra effort. Success does not come to the mediocre.

Likewise, success does not come to you, as a Christian, if you do not put time and effort into it. You work in your day to day job so as to provide for your family. Those provisions are for but a brief period of time, but, the rewards, or crowns if you will, that you earn doing the work of the Lord are eternal.

As many of you know, in order to make financial ends meet a bit more comfortably, my wife and I have become marketing executives for Melaleuca, yet the thrill I get from introducing a new person to Melaleuca and having them become preferred customers is nowhere near the thrill I get when I tell someone about Jesus, when I help a person get to know and understand the Lord and His plan of salvation. Yet, the financial remuneration for helping one become a Melaleuca preferred customer is much more than the financial remuneration I get for leading a man, woman, or child to Christ. But that monthly check from Melaleuca will be long out of my hands and into the hands of my kids and then grandkids, while those crowns I have earned while doing the work of the Lord will still be as fresh and valuable as the day I earned them.

I know it's hard guys, I know it is hard to think in terms of eternity when you have the day to day pressing needs of the world. I know it is hard to think in terms of eternal crowns when there is heating fuel to buy, food to get, fuel to get to work, clothes to purchase, health insurance to worry about and the day to day worries of being a dad and husband. I know that. And I have no easy solution. I know I could tell you that the Lord is in control and that He will provide, but that is hard to explain to your family when it is a newer car they want, a bigger TV, I know, I know.

I know how easy and pointless, I might add, to say, just put God first. For I too, even though I am retired, have a hard time trying to put Christ ahead of business. A few weeks back I made a presentation to a husband and wife, the wife wanted to talk Melaleuca, the husband wanted to talk salvation. I talked salvation and later made the Melaleuca presentation to both husband and wife. The long and short of it is this: The husband gave his life to Christ, but they did not become Melaleuca preferred customers. As a result, I did indeed earn a crown, but I sure could use that extra income we would have been receiving had they also become Melaleuca preferred customers. Why didn't the Lord reward me immediately by giving me both the crown and having them become preferred customers? I don't know. I know He could have, but He chose not to. Why? I have no idea, but as Jesus said hours before going up on the cross; " not My will, but Thine, be done". What is important is that I obey what Christ wishes, not my own, and I will be the first to admit, that is not always easy. As a matter of fact, in most instances it is not easy at all. Having sold Insurance for years, I know some really great closing techniques, but would using those techniques serve Christ? Or would they serve mammon? That is the question I wrestle with and I am sure that you, as a Born Again Christian, have your wrestling matches daily as well.

Guys just don't let the love of mammon get you in trouble. And pray daily that Christ will help you and your family to realize the importance of Crowns in Glory over a few bucks and a newer car today. Try to remember to take the words of Jesus with literal certainty.

Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke 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 is easy, and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30.

Nai erchomai kurios Iesous.

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