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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
Instead of raging, heathens should fall on their faces and thank the Living God of Creation for reining us in.
It is the heathens that support and perform abortions, the first degree premeditated murder of the baby in the womb. It is the heathens that have made adultery a moral issue and not a violation of the law. It is the heathens that lie to children in school, leading them to fornicate, lie, steal, cheat, and worship the god of evolution instead of the True and Living God of Creation, Christ Jesus.
It is the heathens that sell drugs, support and legalize pornography, homosexuality, and every other form of degenerate behavior. And it is the heathens that have led doctors to kill thousands of babies each year with vaccination. While our natural instinct is to do as Jonah did:
Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying: Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before Me. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship ...
And Jonah prayed unto the LORD, and said, "I pray Thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that Thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest Thee of the evil.
Yes most of us would rather deal with the heathen than leave them to the Lord God of Creation, deal with them as Elijah did: Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, "Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease." But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?
Now therefore thus saith the LORD, thou(Ahaziah) shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.
And when the messengers turned back unto him, Ahaziah said unto them, "Why are ye now turned back?" And they said unto him, "There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, "Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, 'Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.'"
And he said unto them, "What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?" And they answered him, "He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins." And he said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite."
Then king Ahaziah sent unto Elijah a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, Elijah sat on the top of an hill. And he spake unto him, "Thou man of God, the king hath said, 'Come down.'" And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, "If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty." And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
Again also Ahaziah sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, "O man of God, thus hath the king said, 'Come down quickly.'" And Elijah answered and said unto them, "If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty." And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty. ( 2 Kings 1:1-12 ACP/KJV)
And as Elisha did: And Elisha went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, "Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head." And Elisha turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them... (2 Kings 2: ACP/KJV)
Is that not the way most, if not all of us, would prefer to deal with the heathens? Wouldn't we prefer to call down fire upon them or sic she bears on them, then sit and wait for our Patient Lord to avenge us? But, we are commanded to wait upon the Lord, give Him time and let Him recompense the evil to the evil and the good to the good.
Are there times when God's patience actually brings about good? Actually brings one to the point of salvation?
Let's look at the next captain of fifty: And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, "O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight. Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight." And the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king. ( 2 Kings 1:13-15 ACP/KJV)
And what was the result when Jonah did as the Lord God of Creation told him to do? :
And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown." So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, "Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water. But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?"
And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not. (Jonah 3:4-10 ACP/KJV)
Nineveh repented and for over one hundred years they stayed off God's revenge.
And then there is me. What if, just what if, a father took things into his own hands instead of waiting for the Lord? What if anyone I had cheated or lied to, to make a sale back before truly giving my life to Christ, took things into their own hands instead of waiting for the Lord? Well, you would not be reading this, at least not written by me, that's for sure.
So you see, it is wise to wait on the Lord, even in times like this when the government is dedicated to the service of satan, determined to destroy your children, bring pornography into your house, persecute you for being a Christian and legalize things that God so strongly opposes. Yet, we must wait upon the Lord, we must, instead of seeking revenge, seek salvation for the heathen. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44 ACP/KJV)
Have you ever wondered why, why we pray for the Baldacci's of the world, the Hastings, Snowe's, Kerry's and Collins' of the world. We pray for their salvation, we pray for their salivation for with salvation comes a changing of the heart, soul and life. No longer would Baldacci and Hastings be the heros of the radical homosexual. No longer would Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins be the poster girls of the abortionist, and Kerry would no longer be the despiser of all that is good and just.
As we enter this CHRISTmas season, let us be determined to pray for the salvation of some of those who so despise us. Let us give God a chance. Let us set aside our dislike for the heathen and embrace them, not with a hug, not with a kiss, but with prayer, prayer for their salvation. For what a wonderful world it would be if those who hated us became Born Again brothers and sisters, not hating us but loving us, not hating Christ but loving the Lord God of Creation. Lord give us strength, give us the will to do Thy will, help us put aside our desire to clean their clocks and instead help us to pray for them. 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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