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
Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
What if, instead of going to your friends and loved ones stores to buy gifts, cards and goodies, they went to place that hate you so much that they prohibit their employees to even mention your name.
Well, many of you are like that with Jesus. The Target department chain so hates Christ that if an employee says Merry CHRISTmas to a shopper they can be fired. Hannaford Brothers, Macy's, Filene's and many other stores and chains have the same policy, yet, Christians spend literally billions of dollars in those stores. What are they buying? In part, junk made in countries that so despise the word of God that they put Christians in prison and kill them simply for being Christians, yet, many of you will buy goods from those Christ hating stores and countries.
In Indonesia three Christians girls were beheaded, two more were shot and killed. Why? Because they were Christians. In China, Christians are hunted down and killed on a regular basis. In France, England, Germany, Italy and Greece, Born Again Christians are persecuted and never given good jobs. In Egypt, the Sudan, and Israel Born Again Christians are persecuted. In Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other nations who receive tons of our foreign aid and military protection, Christians can not openly practice the worship of Christ Jesus.
Yet, those countries and the stores that shill for them in the USA are getting rich off of the money spent by so called Christians for CHRISTmas gifts. Gifts to everyone but Jesus.
How many of you are giving this year to those you know to be non Christians? Are you giving them something to remind them of Christ? Or are you giving them something that is of satan? Are you giving them game boys, video games, harry potter books, skimpy clothing, gift cards for places where they will buy things of satan? Or are you giving them Bibles, Christian books, things that are designed to lead them to the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus.
Jesus has said: Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matthew 7:12-14 ACP/KJV)
Are you confused? Are you trying to figure out what all this has to do with Gideon and gifts for Jesus?
Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod: so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley.
And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against Me, saying, 'mine own hand hath saved me.' Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, 'Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead.' And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.
And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go.
So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.
And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.
And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place. (Judges 7:1-7 ACP/KJV)
Gideon stared with 32,300 male men who called themselves Israelites, God found, out of that 32,300 male so called Israelites, 300 Israeli men.
I'm starting to think Jesus is doing much the same with those who come to ChristianPatriot.com.
But, anyhow, what has all this got to do with CHRISTmas gifts for Jesus? Most of the so called Christians in the country are going to buy gifts from heathen stores for heathens that keep them both enslaved to satan. a few, a very few are not, they are going to buy gifts that will, along with prayer, hopefully lead the unsaved to Christ. Which group are you going to fall into? Are you going to be part of the 32,000 that God sent packing or are you going to be part of the 300 that God sent with Gideon to clean the clocks of the heathens?
Are you going to Target or are you going to your local Christian Book Store? Are you going to give young ones Dr. Seuss books that say 'millions and millions of years ago..." Or are you going to go to anwersingenesis.com and/or drdino.com and buy books for children that tell the truth of Creation?
Are you going to be part of the 32,000 who are going to fund satan or are you going to be part of the 300 that will donate to a missionary, buy tracts, buy Christian literature, make a donation to a Christian radio group in the name of of someone on your gift list? Let me tell you, I would rather get a small card from a Christian organization or Book store than a large card bought from Target or Hannaford Brothers made in Indonesia, China or France.
Remember what Jesus said: "for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
There is an old saying, it goes like this: "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater." Don't help a non-Christian teenage girl look more like a tramp, don't give her a gift certificate to Macy's, Target or one of the other high style stores, give her a copy of the Bible, give her a video from a Creation Ministry, give her a book about missionaries. Don't give that teen age boy a satan trap, don't give him a harry potter book or a video game, give him a one year subscription to a Christian sports magazine, give him a book by Reggie White or one of the fine adventure books out about Missionaries.
And what ever you do, don't give your pastor and his wife a gift certificate to one of the primary underwriters of the satan agenda, like Hannaford Brothers food stores, instead give them a video series from Dr. Kent Hovind or Mr. Ken Ham. As for any of you who wish to send something to us here at ChristianPatriot.com. Please, instead, make a donation in our name to the Good News Mens Ministry in Indianapolis, Indiana.
My guess is that about 300 of you are active fighters in the war against evil, but, my prayer is that the rest of you will get off your baldacci/hastings and do something, anything, but something. Hey if you can't shoot, carry bullets, if you can't carry bullets, make band-Aids, if you can do that pray for someone who will. But, get off your baldacci/hastings and do something.
The Lord Jesus, please bless the 300 and wake up the 32,000. Amen.
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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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