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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