Month: January 2015
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…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/21/15- “The Proof Is In Us, God’s Spirit!” (1 John 4:13-15)
Premise Question: How do we know that The Spirit of The Most High lives within us and what is it, that we are suppose to now be doing, with such wonderful knowledge?
And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. (1 John 4:13-15 NLT)
The Sovereign LORD God Almighty Himself has given us all the proof we need to know, for a certitude, that He has made His home within us, taking up residence within our hearts, by placing His Spirit to live inside us and we reside within Him, as well, as He is our eternal home. And not only that, but we, the apostles and numerous others, can testify, as expert eye witnesses, to Papa God sending His only begotten Son into the world, as a Savior and Redeemer of humankind; therefore, everyone who unashamedly proclaims, by confession, that Jesus Christ is The LORD and Savior, The Son of Papa God, sent to earth by Him, has The Spirit of The Living God residing within them, and they now live in Papa God’s eternal presence. (1 John 4:13-15 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We know, by the testimony of the written Word, and His life changing, transforming presence, of His Spirit, living inside us! Now, what are we to do with such wonderful and incredible knowledge? SHARE, SHARE, SHARE, WITNESS, WITNESS, WITNESS, TESTIY, TESTIFY, TESTIFY!!! LIVE IT AND TELL OTHERS, WITH YOUR WORDS, YOUR BEHAVIOR AND YOUR ACTIONS!!! LOVE, LOVE , LOVE!!! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/20/15- “Love My Enemies? Loan Them Money Without Expectation Of Being Paid Back, And With Compassion? Wow!”
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/20/15- “Love My Enemies? Loan Them Money Without Expectation Of Being Paid Back, And With Compassion? Wow!” (Luke 6:35-36)
Premise Question: Is the reward from Heaven, the one that’s given to those who do what The LORD requests, not just suggests, of them to do, when considering how to deal with and treat their enemies, enough, and worth the trouble, testing, trials and tumult, that they may have to endure and go through, when choosing to show love and compassion, in spite of all the difficulties, toward their enemies?
“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. (Luke 6:35-36 NLT)
You have enemies? Everyone does! They may be individuals you’ve been close to in the past, but because of entanglements, misunderstandings, unfulfilled expectations, hurtful words, actions or behaviors, that has now resulted in estrangement, from one another, your fault, their fault, somebody else’s fault, does it really matter? No, not a bit, when it comes to how The LORD desires for us to treat our enemies. Treat them with kindness and humility. Giving to them when they are in need. Doing kind acts of generosity, without any expectation of getting anything in return; for when you choose, and are able to do this, with The LORD’S enabling, of course, you qualify yourself for a reward and recognition from Heaven that is beyond your imagination and comprehension; And, you will be showing everyone, that you are acting just like a child of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, who, by the way, is continuously showing His gracious favor and kindness to those who are forever ungrateful and utterly incorrigible. You, a member in good standing of The Company of The Redeemed, must take your lead from Papa God, which is, to be as compassionate as He is, towards others, even your enemies. (Luke 6:35-36 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Yes! The reward from Heaven is more than enough and worth every difficult person and difficulty we may encounter or have to endure; for all of Papa God’s promises are faithful and true! If we do what He has asked us to do, then He will do exactly as He says, and what He promises, He will do! And that, for our ultimate good and benefit! He will reward, He will restore, He will redeem, He will renew, He will refresh, He will reclaim, He will reconcile, He will regenerate, He will reveal, He will rejoice and sing over us, for we are His children, the children of The Most High! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/19/15- “Our Walk And Talk Should Match The Walk And Talk Of Jesus!” (1 John 2:5-6)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/19/15- “Our Walk And Talk Should Match The Walk And Talk Of Jesus!”
Premise Question: How can we know and show, with certitude, that we truly love Papa God and are truly living our lives honorably and right?
But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did. (1 John 2:5-6 NLT)
When we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, walk and talk, living our lives on display, for all to see and hear, in accordance to the way Papa God’s Holy Writ declares that we should live; then we can, with full assurance and confidence, know with certitude, that we are completely in love with Him and in fact are living our lives in Him daily. After all, shouldn’t all those who say they are members, in good standing, of The Company of The Redeemed, show that they truly are, by the conduct of their walk matching their declarative talk and that it then, can and should, be clearly matched with the example of the walk and talk of our LORD Jesus? (1 John 2:5-6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: First off, Papa God is always going to respond to obedience more favorably than just a sacrifice without obedience. (Proverbs 21:3) So, in order to know that we truly love Papa God and are living right, we should begin, by learning, knowing and understanding the life of Jesus, and exactly how He lived His life while here on the earth. Then, we need to deliberately, with diligence, choose to live our lives in the same way, manner and approach, as our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ did. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/18/15- “Everything That Was Created, Was Created, By Him And For Him, Because The Son Of The Most High Is Supreme!”
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/18/15- “Everything That Was Created, Was Created, By Him And For Him, Because The Son Of The Most High Is Supreme!” (Colossians 1:16)
Premise Question: Given the fact, that everything that was created, was done so, by The Son and for The Son, then what does our part entail, what’s our call of duty, what does our obligation necessitate and what should be our appropriate response to Him, in this factual truth?
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16 NIV)
Not a single thing in all of creation, not in Heaven or on earth, not the smallest or the biggest of things, that we can see and perceive, with our physical senses, nor even the things that we can’t see, perceive or comprehend, with any part of our physical being; whether they be earthly or not of this earth, kingdoms, thrones, rulers or authorities, with the capacity and ability to act with impunity, great force, and strength, as well as, with incredible power to exact their influence and will upon the earth and its inhabitants; for everything that’s been created, all of it, was brought into existence, by Him, through Him and for Him and His supreme glory.
Bottom Line: Our part entails that each one of us must love and serve Him only, as The LORD God Almighty. Our call of duty is to keep His commands and with humility, love and serve others. Our obligation necessitates that we bear righteous fruit that will remain and sustain. Our appropriate response to Him should always be one of joyfully serving, worshiping, praising, honoring and glorifying Him with our whole heart, soul, mind, body and strength, for He has chosen and appointed us to testify and bring glory to His Name, in all the earth, by doing thus. Blessings…