Month: March 2015
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/31/15- “Death Is Forever Overwhelmed And Done!”(Isaiah 25:8)
Premise Question: When will death be overwhelmed and done, all sorrow and tears wiped away and gone, with all reproach and disdain endured, by Papa God’s land and people, forever removed and undone?
He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign LORD will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The LORD has spoken! (Isaiah 25:8 NLT)
Papa God, on that day, shall overwhelm and completely defeat, by literally absorbing sin and its sting of death, hell and the grave, in an overwhelming, everlasting victory! In so doing, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty will utterly eliminate, by washing away all sorrow, distress, regret and every tear. He, The LORD, shall effectively abolish entirely, all ridicule and derision, disdain and disgrace, as well as, all insolent and demeaning insults, used against, now and in times past, the land that He has anointed, as His sacred promise and the people that He loves and has chosen to be His very own. The LORD Himself, has declared it to be so! (Isaiah 25:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Death was dealt the final blow, the death-knell, upon the cross, when The LORD declared “it is finished!” (John 19:30, 1Corinthians 15:26,54, 2Timothy 1:10) All sorrow and tears will be wiped completely away, never to return, when the New Jerusalem descends from Heaven, with The LORD Jesus Christ as its King; that’s also when the reproach and disdain, endured by the land and people of Papa God, will forever be removed and abolished! (Revelation 21:4, 24-27) This we know, because of what has already been accomplished and because The LORD has spoken and declared it to be so! Oh, one more thing, we also get to exchange our old physical mortal bodies for new, spiritual, glorified, immortal bodies! (1Corinthians 15:53, 1Timothy 1:10) We have won and been declared the champions, because and only because of our Victor, our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ! (Psalm 60:12) Death is overwhelmed and done! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/30/15- “Retirement Plan? Pick One!” (Romans 6:23)
Premise Question: What are the stark contrasts and differences, when compared side by side, between the two eternal retirement, (benefits/plans) packages being offered, by Papa God through His Son Jesus Christ, to all of humankind?
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NLT)
The renumeration and recompense you’ll forever be paid, because of your sin, is eternal separation from Papa God’s presence, utter destruction and spiritual death, but the undeserved serendipitous and really generous gift, that Papa God has made available to you and which is absolutely free, without any cost to you, is everlasting, without end, eternal life, provided by His Son, our LORD, Jesus Christ, through His death on the cross. (Romans 6:23 PDCP)
Alternate PDCP: If you allow sin to master you, by serving its desires, then sin will reward you with death, as your compensation; where as, if you choose to accept God’s overture of being joined together with Him in a Holy Union, through His Son Jesus Christ, then, He rewards you with a perpetual, ceaseless, without end, eternal life of joy and perfect bliss. (Rom.6:23 PDCP)
Bottom Line: As we go through the passion week, I believe this particular scripture aptly sums up for us, perfectly, the “why for reason” and the “what for purpose” of the events that transpired during that week. Within the “why for reason,” was; because of the love The Creator has for all of His creation, He wanted to be reunited with them in a joyful and righteous, intimate relationship, in order to once again experience sweet fellowship, which had been broken and utterly destroyed by sin. And, the “why for purpose,” was to restore the relationship, by redeeming them and restoring their life, even eternal life, to His creation. So, Papa God has proffered two distinctly different and starkly contrasting choices for us to choose, as our eternal retirement (benefits/plans) package. One is based entirely on your own individual life and you being paid in full, wages for every sinful behavior, activity, deed, attitude, motive, wrongdoing, wickedness, thought, you may have. While the other, is based entirely on the perfect and sinless life of The Savior, who has paid in full, all that the righteous law of Papa God required, satisfying it completely. Enrollment is presently open to everyone. Everyone that chooses to respond has been pre-approved, pre-qualified and pre-selected, made possible through the death of Papa God’s Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross. A deposit and contribution has been made, by His Spirit, on your behalf, in your name. Papa God’s perfect retirement plan for us is to exchange the wages we would be paid for our sin, for His free gift of salvation and eternal life! Here is the two retirement packages, side by side, to compare, that are proffered, by Papa God, to all of humankind.
*Eternal life………………………………………*Eternal death
*Perfect light…………………………………….*Outer darkness
*No more tears or fears……………………..*Weeping and gnashing of teeth
*Plenty to eat and drink……………………..*Constant hunger and thirst
*Forever in the LORD’S presence………..*Outside the presence of Papa God
*Never alone or lonely………………………..*Lonely and left all alone
*Always joyful and happy……………………*Always depressed and tortured
*Perfect health/glorified body………………*Constant suffering, without relief
*Overwhelming joy and peace……………..*Burning with a fire that never stops
*Clean/clear air and atmosphere………….*Constant stench of burning sulphur
…………………………………………………..and searing flesh
*Completely paid in full, as if………………..*Never ending wages being paid, for
you had never even sinned……………………..every sin you’ve ever committed.
*Forever free………………………………………*Incarcerated forever
One choice leads to hearing: “Well done!” While the other choice leads to hearing: “You’re done in!” Choose wisely, make the smart pick, the wise choice, select the best retirement plan ever provided! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/29/15- “Hail To The King!” (John 12:12-13)
Premise Question: Are we, all who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, diligently preparing our hearts, along with others, by giving due honor and glory, through our true expressions of authentic worship and praise offerings, up to Papa God and are we ready for the return of His Son Jesus, The One True King?
The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD! Hail to the King of Israel!” (John 12:12-13 NLT)
Following the day after Jesus was honored, with a dinner and where He was anointed in preparation for His burial by Mary, the sister of His close friend Lazarus; a report of His travel plans began circulating throughout and amongst those who had gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate, observe and remember the Passover. The news began to spread like an out of control wild brush fire, with such an incredible amount of excitement, accompanied by the exuberant joyful expectation, that Jesus was actually headed to the city of Jerusalem to observe the Passover, as well. This joy filled report inspired and spurned many to cut and gather up palm branches in mass and then go out to meet, greet and honor Him, on the road leading into the city, with shouts of celebratory exclamations and huge laudations of rejoicing praise; offered up to Papa God, with thanksgiving and blessings, heaped upon The Name of The LORD Jesus The Christ, hailing Him as the One True King of The Jews! (John 12:12-13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I truly enjoy openly expressing my love, appreciation and gratitude, from an overwhelmingly full of thanksgiving heart, to Papa God and The LORD Jesus, during times of praise and worship, both corporately and individually. I love honoring The LORD, with the voice He gave me, with the singing of songs and exclamatory shouts of praise! There are times and occasions, though, that someone, that is close in proximity to me, during these times of refreshing, will make a remark about the manner in which I’m expressing myself, mostly positive, thank The LORD; but, I do not do it in order to illicit a response from them, even when told that my worshiping was inspiring and encouraging to them! I do it for one reason only, it’s done entirely for Him, The One True King, not for any other reason! I know, accept and understand that there are many different forms and expressions of worship and praise, but whatever the form or expression, I believe it should always be done with complete abandonment, at least, where it concerns our heart, mind and soul. So, let’s take the example from this passage of scripture, where we can surely see that these folks were overwhelmed with exuberant joy and excitement, at the very prospect, of a personal visitation from The LORD, The One True King of the Jews! And for that matter, The King of everyone and everything! They ran out to meet Him, they couldn’t wait for Him to get to their city and they also completely abandoned themselves, with many different expressions and declarations of recognition, making proclamations of glorious praise unto Papa God and His Son Jesus The Christ. All Hail To The King Eternal! Jesus Christ, The LORD of all! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/27/15- “Beyond Eager To Know And Obey Your Word!” (Psalms 119:36-37)
Premise Question: What activity, desire, goal or aim or relationship, in this life, that we could chase after, strive for or be involved in, would yield more, with the greatest and most advantageous benefits for living a flourishing, successful life, now and in the life to come, than being eager to know and obey Papa God’s Word?
Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money! Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word. (Psalms 119:36-37 NLT)
Grant me a voracious appetite, Papa God, that is far greater, in scope and magnitude, than for any other strong affectionate affinity, that I may be overwhelmed or consumed with, in this world, including money; that I may always desire to devour Your precepts, statues and commands! I ask You, Papa God, to give me the desire, fortitude and discernment, to always avert my attention, my gaze, focus and unhealthy infatuations, away from those things that are set before my eyes, in this life, that are despicable in Your eyes; things that are of no use, are devoid of any intrinsic value, being completely empty and futile, but, please do continue, Papa God, to grant me a life full of meaning and value, through Your vivacious life giving, satisfying and fulfilling, Word. (Psalms 119:36-37 PDCP)
Bottom Line: According to Papa God’s Word, nothing compares with eagerly desiring to know Him intimately and to fulfilling His will and purpose, for our lives, by obeying, adhering and following closely, His precepts, statues and commands found within His Holy Writ; for no life lived without His love, mercy and grace, His guidance and direction, His peace, joy and comfort, is a life lived to the maximum enjoyment, for this life and the life to come! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/26/15- “I Shall Not Ever Forget!” (Psalms 119:93)
Premise Question: Why, how and for what reasons should we never forget the commandments of Papa God?
I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life. (Psalms 119:93 NLT)
I, with a diligently devoted heart, shall always carefully choose to follow closely, Papa God, Your life giving precepts, Your wonderful statutes, and without defects, perfect commandments; without any delay or procrastination, by treasuring them and making sure not to ever neglect, dismiss, discount, put aside, ignore or in anywise or manner, disregard or compromise them in anyway. (Psalms 119:93 PDCP)
Bottom Line: WHY, we should never forget: First and foremost, is because they are Papa God’s commandments that He’s given to us to follow and obey and that, with great benefits. Secondly, is because they are full of life that remains and sustains us, keeping us pure. HOW, we should never forget: By committing to memory, internalizing and personalizing, Papa God’s holy commandments, they will continually revive us, causing us to thrive in any and all situations and circumstances, that we may face or go through in life. For WHAT reasons, should we never forget: Life is more vivacious and vibrant, filled with enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment, because we follow Papa God’s commandments! They also are filled with His complete joy, His perfect peace, His courage, common sense and divine wisdom, keeping us from lying to ourselves and others, which is desperately needed, in order to live and flourish in this life! Just a few reasons we should not ever forget Papa God’s commandments. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/25/15- “Quality VS Quantity, An Incredibly Easy Choice To Make!” (Psalms 84:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/25/15- “Quality VS Quantity, An Incredibly Easy Choice To Make!” (Psalms 84:10)
Premise Question: Does quality versus quantity of life matter, with regards to what we spend our time in life doing, how we are spending our life living and who we are spending our time with, while living here on this earth?
A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. (Psalms 84:10 NLT)
Spending only one twenty-four hour period of time, in Your glorious presence, is without equal and cannot even begin to be compared to spending twenty-four thousand hours or any amount of time spent, in any way, with anyone anywhere else, in any realm; for that place and person, in reality, just doesn’t exist! So, when given the opportunity, I would easily choose, every time, without any hesitation or angst, to spend my time with You, Papa God. For it’s a much more desirable, being a superiorly preferable experience and with greater benefits, to be enjoyed, than anything else, anywhere else! Therefore, even if I did nothing else, while in Your presence, than that of serving as a traffic supervisor, a head counter, a crowd control sentry, or even just a door monitor, with the simple task of greeting people, while holding the door open, to welcome them as they enter into Your presence; this, would be much more preferable than living a life of luxury, in a palatial mansion, with all the amenities and security one could imagine and without ever having any financial difficulties or challenges to worry about, while dwelling in the midst of those who are incorrigible and morally depraved. (Psalms 84:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It’s never a good idea or decision, to choose to compromise or exchange your principles for serving your self-interest and fulfilling your own carnal and sinful desires. Nothing is ever going to be worth exchanging the divine for the profane, the temporal for the intrinsically eternal, the inane for the satisfying and fulfilling intimacy that we can have with Papa God. Don’t give up your inheritance and spiritual freedom, in The LORD, for anything or anyone: Not for the promise of physical security, financial considerations, or the provision of your daily necessities. Not any of it will ever bring you peace, joy or fulfill the deepest yearnings and desires of your heart. Don’t be like Esau, Jacob’s brother, who exchanged his rightful eternal inheritance for a bowl of red stew; thereby, satisfying and fulfilling the immediacy of a temporary situation, his hunger pangs. (Genesis 25:30) So, to answer the Premise Question: Quality of life does matter and no amount of quantity of life will ever suffice or be able to replace or be a suitable substitute for quality of life, comparatively speaking, with regards to spending time with and serving Papa God, while living here on this earth. Blessings…
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