Month: January 2015
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/31/15- “Put Me To The Test, I, The LORD, Dare You To Try Me!” (Malachi 3:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/31/15- “Put Me To The Test, I, The LORD, Dare You To Try Me!” (Malachi 3:10)
Premise Question: Is not returning, by bringing and giving it back into the “storehouse,” (the place where you receive spiritual nourishing and sustenance) the whole tithe, which is a full ten percent, of the income from our labor, harvest, business endeavors, investments, and everything else, that The LORD has entrusted and blessed us with, really going to be an issue or result in being a problem for us?
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! (Malachi 3:10 NLT)
Return to Me the full amount of the tithe, ten percent, by bringing it with you when you come to The House of The LORD, the place where you expect to receive spiritual nourishing and refreshing. When, and only when, you choose to do this, will I, The LORD, open up the spigot of blessings in Heaven, that will release a mighty flow of My pleasure, presence and provision, that shall fill you to overflowing, flooding your life to the point of being overwhelmed with an overabundance of not only what you have need of, but way beyond what you’ll ever have need of. Now, go ahead and do it! I dare you to challenge Me in this! (Malachi 3:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: When returning a portion of our income, from various sources, back to the governing authorities, whether it be nation, state, county or local city or principality, we are coerced and compelled by laws, whether we are in agreement or not, with said laws, for it’s not optional, and therefore, if we aren’t in compliance, well, there is a powerful force that comes to bear, exerting pressure upon us, to either cause us to comply with or be penalized for not being in full compliance. Papa God’s law is different in how it is implemented, into our lives, for He refuses to coerce or penalize us, but clearly encourages and challenges us to follow His law, and this, for our own ultimate benefit. Now, if we choose not to be in compliance with His wonderful law, then we won’t receive the benefits and blessings that come with compliance with His law and there will be consequences, not that He brings to bear in our lives, but what the laws of nature will bring to bear, and what we bring upon ourselves, as a result of not complying with His gracious law. Many of us may have been faced with the real life dilemma of accepting the premise, that we can’t afford to return the full title back, the full ten percent, to The LORD, by bringing it into the storehouse! If that is the case, then, the real life situation and issue is, we can’t afford NOT to return it back to The LORD, for we are in great and desperate need to have the resulting blessings of Papa God, by complying, in our lives! So, yes, it could pose a problem, in our lives, if we are not complying with Papa God’s Law; therefore, make room for Him to operate in your life and don’t ever limit Him and what He desires to do in your life, by not complying. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/30/15- “Papa God’s Law Reveals Our Sin, But His Grace Rules!” (Romans 5:20-21)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: “Papa God’s Law Reveals Our Sin, But His Grace Rules!” (Romans 5:20-21)
Premise Question: Without Papa God’s Law, how would we ever know that we are sinful, and are therefore, hopelessly and desperately lost; and, without Papa God’s redeeming grace, how could we ever possibly know and personally experience, His unfailing love and His magnanimous mercy?
God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:20-21 NLT)
Papa God introduced His righteous law to all of humankind, in order to fully expose sin and it’s overpowering deathly influence and effect it had upon them; both as individuals and humankind on the whole. Seemingly, though, humankind took up the challenge of testing the boundaries of Papa God’s righteous law and His marvelous grace, finding that the more they gave themselves over to the sin within, the more exponentially Papa God’s wonderful grace would greatly increase and abound. So, here is revelation: at one time, sin was able to rule humankind with absolute implicit authority, (with an iron fist) ultimately delivering them to death and eternal damnation; but, everything has changed now, for the paradigm has shifted, whereby, Papa God has introduced His awesome grace to now rule and reign over sin, in our lives, through His Son, Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior, which now enables us to be restored back into Papa God’s good graces, in order to be in right relationship with Him, so that we can spend eternity with Him in His presence. (Romans 5:20-21 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I just want to simply say…Thank You Papa God, for loving me and all of humankind enough, that You introduced Your Righteous Law to us, making our sin and the impending result of it, painfully obvious to us and then, Thank You Papa God for Your Amazing Grace, Your unfailing love and Your magnanimous mercy shown us, by sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to satisfy completely, the righteous requirements of Your Law, so consequently now, I and every other member of humankind, have the gracious opportunity afforded us, to escape certain death and damnation and enjoy eternal bliss, in Your Magnificently Glorious Presence! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/29/15- “Living A Life Worthy Of Our Calling!” (Ephesians 4:1-3)
Premise Question: Is it possible, to fulfill Papa God’s calling on our lives, by living and serving The LORD honorably and faithfully and in the process, to achieve worthwhile success and the favor of The LORD, without the presence of His Godly characteristics, values and qualities, of humility, gentleness, meekness, being forbearing, tolerant and long suffering with others, as well as, showing consideration towards them, with a constant effort, on our part, of striving and aiming for harmony and tranquility?
Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3 NLT)
I Paul, am presently being held captive, as a prisoner, because of the ministry and call of Papa God upon my life, for this reason and at this very moment, I urgently plead with you to live your life in such a way, that it will be seen and recognized by Papa God, as being honorable and worthy of the high calling He has placed upon your life. I exhort you to always show deferential respect towards others, being amiable, agreeable, gentle and kind. Also, choose to be calm and composed, ever forbearing and tolerant with others, as you make it a common practice of overlooking the faults in others. And, in all of this because of your great undying and unfailing love for others. Finally, with due diligence and effort, earnestly strive to keep a perpetual state of harmonious tranquil comfort and peace amongst you. (Ephesians 4:1-3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In a word, NOPE! For without the presence of Godly characteristics, qualities and values, in our lives, it is entirely impossible to live, in such a way, manner or fashion, that would be counted worthy and recognized favorably, by The LORD, as achieving success in fulfilling the high calling, that He has placed placed upon each one of us, in this life. (Ephesians 2:10) The calling of God, on our lives, should never be looked upon, as being a great career move, wonderful occupation, an exciting vocation, or desirable profession or great job to pursue. But, should always be approached with great gravity and should never be entered into lightly, as it must be accepted, as being from The LORD, with humility and gratitude, and as being your life’s work, your mission and ultimate pursuit and ambition, in this life. The calling of The LORD comes with a personal TAG from Him, that with His help, we are to develop and grow up into, by maturing. The TAG is, Talents, Abilities and Gifts, conferred upon us, by Him, that enables and empowers us to accomplish all that our calling may entail. One more thing, it should never be our aim or intention, to climb the proverbial “corporate ladder,” while serving and carrying out the calling of Papa God, in our lives! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/28/15- “There’s Only Two Options Available To Us, As Believers!” (Romans 8:6-8)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/28/15- “There’s Only Two Options Available To Us, As Believers!” (Romans 8:6-8)
Premise Question: Given the ramifications and resulting repercussions, why would anyone, with any modicum amount of biblical knowledge or acumen, give themselves over to being influenced and controlled by their base sinful nature, rather than submitting and completely yielding themselves over to the influence and control of The Spirit?
So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. (Romans 8:6-8 NLT)
So, when you allow your base sinful nature, the one you were born with, to be the controlling dominate influence in your everyday life, by being the determining factor in your decision making and actions you take; it will always lead you to the same place, devastation and death. There is a preferred alternative you can choose though, as a believer and member of The Company of The Redeemed; it is the one with the greatest benefits, for now and eternal blessings to come; it is when you allow The Spirit to be the controlling influence in your everyday life, for when you choose this path, it leads to eternal life, a life that’s filled with joy and peace. Please understand this: your base sinful nature is always going to be an antagonistic, adversarial enemy of Papa God, because it has never and won’t ever come into compliance with Papa God’s righteous laws. And one more thing, this is the very reason why those who persist in their arrogance, insolence and incorrigible self-determined base sinful nature will not ever be pleasing to Papa God. (Romans 8:6-8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It’s really not too difficult of a proposition to accept, understand and then follow! You either choose the option where you’re controlled by your own sinful thoughts and desires, of your base sinful nature, the one you were born with, we will call this option “BSN,” which stands for, Base Sinful Nature, and always leads to the same place every time; your stubborn, self-determination, which then leads you down the path of depression and despair, with you acting out, with self-destructive tendencies, which brings utter devastation and ultimately eternal death upon yourself. Or, you can choose the preferred alternative option, the one where you yield, in humble submission, to the influence and control of The Spirit, that now, through regeneration, lives within you. We shall call this option “BA,” which stands for, Blessed Adoption, as it too, will always lead to the same place every time, that being, eternal life and peace, with joy and all the blessings and benefits of being adopted, by The LORD! Our goal and aim, in life, should always be, that of being pleasing to The LORD! And this will only be accomplished when we say no to being influenced and controlled by our base sinful nature, and say yes to being influenced and controlled, led and directed, by The Spirit within us, as members of The Company of The Redeemed! So, as believers, there is no other option or way that we should choose, ever! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/27/15- “Make Your Mark, Love The Light, Despise The Dark, Do What’s Right!” (John 3:20-21)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/27/15- “Make Your Mark, Love The Light, Despise The Dark, Do What’s Right!” (John 3:20-21)
Premise Question: How can we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, leave an indelible mark in this world, so that everyone will see, the flame of our devotion, of our love and delight, for God’s Holy Light. And, shall also see, our intense dislike, disgust and detestation for sinful depravity, done in the dark?
All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants. ” (John 3:20-21
Those who participate in depraved evil activities, despise the light and thus, refrain from doing what’s right; staying far removed, away from the light, not wanting their darkness, exposed in the light, to be seen by all, for the evil it is. But, there are those, who love the truth, which is the light, and with their lives, choose to be honorable, giving due diligence, with great delight, to do what is right; allowing God’s Light, to prove their trueheartedness, that all they have done, was in fulfilling their duty, in reverent deference, to God’s Holy Light. (John 3:20-21 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We will leave an indelible mark, when we allow everything that we do, be proved to be true, honorable and right, by bringing it all, out into the light. In obedience to God, when all is done right, everyone will see and be drawn into His Holy Light; to be forever changed, delivered and set free, from the depravity and darkness, to be clothed, with God’s Glory and Light! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/26/15- “Wisdom That Makes Us Sure!” (James 1:5-6)
Premise Question: “What can bring us complete assurance, whereby, we are able to absolutely depend, with utter reliance upon, and that will work every time, for everything we encounter, in this life, and will also enable us to experience successful living, other than, the supreme wisdom of Almighty Papa God?
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. (James 1:5-6 NLT)
When wisdom is required, for anything pertaining to this life, choose to always inquire of Papa God first, for looking to someone or something else is quite deficient and not at all prudent. Do this, by petitioning, through prayer, our beneficently gracious Papa God, for He is ever ready to lavish upon you His bountiful benevolence. When you approach Papa God though, with your request, do not be fearful of a reprimand or His disapproval, for He will not rebuff you, because of your inquiry. But do understand this, that when you do ask Him for anything, it is of the greatest importance and absolutely imperative, that you are relying only upon your faith in Him, to the exclusion of all others and everything else. One more thing, don’t waffle with indecision, swaying back and forth between a juxtaposition, because an individual who tries to straddle the fence, will always be trying to balance and manage the situation, rather than being on one side or the other, with trueheartedness, and thus will always be subject to being weakened, anxious and rattled, thrown and hurled about, by the forces and influences of this life, without ever having any peace or rest. (James 1:5-6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Answer…it is only Papa God’s Supreme Wisdom alone, that we can absolutely depend and rely upon, with complete assurance, for living a successful life, for there is no one or nothing else, in this life, that will suffice. Ask Papa God today for His Supreme Wisdom and believe, with your whole heart that He will grant your request, and you’ll have it! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/25/15- “We Must Stay Ever Vigilant!” (1 Peter 5:8-9)
Premise Question: Why must we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, be ever aware and vigilant, constantly standing guard, wide awake, at the ready, to thwart the enemy’s tactics and attacks, who is always striving, with the intentional purpose of destroying our very souls?
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (1 Peter 5:8-9 NIV)
Stay wide awake, circumspect, on high alert, with a clear head, temperate, calm and restrained, always being aware of your adversarial antagonist, the enemy of your soul, who is constantly, stealthily lurking, around you, looking for an opportunity, when you’ve let your vigilant guard down, in order to take full and devastating advantage, by pouncing on you like a vociferous, ravenously hungry lion would its unsuspecting prey, ready in waiting to annihilate and then feast upon the dead carcass. You must be ready, at all times and on all occasions, to defiantly stand against him, opposing him with a determined resolute resolve, relying on your strong faith and the strength of The LORD, with the knowledge and understanding, that all your beloved precious members, of The Company of The Redeemed, throughout the the entire earth, are experiencing and enduring the same types of afflictions, persecutions, adversity, distress, misery, discomfort and hardships, so stand firm together, in the struggle. (1 Peter 5:8-9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Much is at stake, when we let our guard down, by not staying vigilant, alert and clear-headed; our mind and thoughts become cloudy, allowing for and causing our spiritual senses to become dull. It is then, that we become open season, fodder and food for the enemy. We must stay ever vigilant and aware, at the ready, to resist, with a defiant resolve and the strength of our strong faith, and the help of The LORD, to be steadfast in the fight and struggle we are engaged in, with the enemy of our souls. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/24/15- “We Have The Best And Greatest Advocate!” (1 John 2:1-2)
Premise Question: Is there a better option available to us, as humankind, than deciding to choose the best Advocate, with the greatest results and percentage of efficacy, in arguing, pleading, defending and winning cases, to personally represent us before The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, The Supreme Judge, than Jesus Christ, our atoning and redeeming LORD and Savior?
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:1-2 NIV)
To my greatly loved and most precious spiritual progeny, I’m addressing the issue of sin here, by expressing this to you in written form, so that you will choose to refrain from sinning any longer. Although, if any of you succumbs to temptation and in so doing, end up sinning once again, please understand and accept, that we do have the best and greatest Advocate, who will plead our case, on our behalf, before The Supreme Judge, Papa God; His Name is Jesus Christ, The Most Holy One, who is blameless, guiltless and without sin. It was He, that surrendered His life, as the ultimate sacrificial offering for all of our sin, making amends and reparations, by absolving us, from the righteous requirements of Papa God’s Holy Law, but not only us, but the entirety of humankind, as well, providing us and them with an alternative to certain death, and thus, was obedient, even unto death, so that we, all of humankind could escape from that certain death, and live forever, in His, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty’s, Papa God’s eternal presence. (1 John 2:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Nope, there isn’t! For there is not only, not a better option available to us, in order to escape from certain eternal death, because of our sin, but there is no other option known to humankind, whereby, one can be spared and saved from the righteous requirements and judgements of a Holy God! There’s only one way and one name, that’s going to be be efficacious. The way is through confession, the name we confess, is Jesus Christ, as Our LORD and Savior, The Redeemer of humankind! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/23/15- “The War Within, We Can Win!” (Galatians 5:16-17)
Premise Question: How does one triumph over, and declare victory in, the fierce battle of the war within oneself; a hostile encounter, in which we are deeply entrenched, embattled and engaged in, and that seemingly rages on and on, never abating, constant struggle, without an end to the fight in sight?
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. (Galatians 5:16-17 NIV)
This is something I need you to be crystal clear about, without any misgivings, misunderstandings or lack of information or knowledge, concerning this vital subject matter, of the reality, of the conflict within you, that rages between The Spirit and your carnal humanity; for when you choose to yield yourself to The Holy Spirit, rather than being under the control of your base humanity and very carnal nature, that desires only to indulge and please itself, you in effect, have granted permission, to allow, in your sojourn and walk, in this life, to be directed by The Spirit of The LORD that’s within you, as opposed to being controlled, by your godless human nature, that’s antagonistically and antithetically opposed to The Spirit. And, as a direct result of yielding to The Spirit, rather than your base humanity, you will not satisfy, gratify, indulge, appease or please your base carnality, and therefore, will not be hindered or prevented in accomplishing every good thing that The Spirit desires for you to do, while you sojourn and walk upon this earth. (Galatians 5:16-17 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In answer to the premise question…Here’s a short, but succinct and the only good and effective one that really works, answer!
It’s not through our own might, our abilities or sheer will, that we will triumph. Nor is it by any amount of power or influence that we may have or acquire, that overcomes the battle that rages within. But, it is by and through The Holy Spirit being allowed to direct, influence and operate in our lives freely and fully, without restraint, that we will win the war, gain the victory, triumph over our enemies and then the peace of God will rule and reign, in our hearts and lives! (Zechariah 4:6, Psalm 60:12) Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/22/15- “Where No Really Means No, And For Good Reason!” (Ephesians 5:3-4)
Premise Question: Does “no” still really mean “no” for us today, or is it just an old, strongly worded, strict, antiquated suggestion, that was meant for another time and another people?
Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God. (Ephesians 5:3-4 NLT)
Therefore, because you are members of The Company of The Redeemed, being Papa God’s unique and special beloved children; you should always strive to follow His perfect example, by not allowing any lewd, promiscuous, wanton, evil behaviors or misconduct, that are vile, contaminated, filthy, being utterly defiled, filled with rapacious, covetousness desires, that are entirely indulgent and completely insatiable; for they are sin and shouldn’t ever be practiced or tolerated in midst of The Company of The Redeemed. Furthermore, don’t repeat, engage or participate in, stories that are offensive, which describe indecent, abhorrent and depraved activities, that lack good sense, propriety and discretion, being course, rough, rowdy and filled with raunchy salacious tidbits; for this will never produce anything of value, nor will it ever benefit you in anyway shape or form. The more prudent, wise and a blest alternative way to go, is to always have a heart of thankfulness, filled with gratitude, that declares openly to Papa God your sincere thankfulness and great appreciation, to Him. (Ephesians 5:3-4 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I would say, that “no” does still mean”no” today! We, The people of God, continue to be strongly admonished, by The LORD, to shun entirely, these types of behaviors, practices and activities, and that, for very good reason, as well as, for our own good! Rather, though, we are to be completely immersed and involved, on a daily basis, in voicing and showing our thankfulness to Papa God! Blessings…