Month: April 2015
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/30/15- “Papa God Gives Us The Desire And Power To Fo What Pleases Him!” (Philippians 2:12-13)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/30/15- “Papa God Gives Us The Desire And Power To Do What Pleases Him!” (Philippians 2:12-13)
Premise Question: What are each of us, as individual members of The Company of The Redeemed, directly responsible for, with regards to pleasing Papa God, and fulfilling His purpose and will for our lives, and what must we do to fulfill our own part in the process of our own personal sanctification; and then, what is Papa God’s declared and defined role of what He has promised to faithfully do and be personally responsible for, in the process of each of our own individual personal sanctification?
Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. (Philippians 2:12-13 NLT)
My beloved and most cherished close friends, I greatly appreciate that whether I’m in your presence or not, you continue to understand the importance of conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of honor and recognition. Therefore, I encourage you to carry on, in your persistent and enduring effort, to bring about, with the help of The LORD, the complete sanctification of your soul. Do this, with much reverential awe and affect, so that, a true and total transformation of your life will take effect. Remembering always, that it is Papa God who acts on your behalf, in you, through His Spirit’s enabling powerful influence, which grants and gives you the tools and desires, making it possible for you to be grounded and established in Him, in order to bring to fruition, finally, the realization of the fulfillment of His morally excellent, intended desired result, which is, His heavenly inspired, divinely designed, perfect will and purpose for your life. (Philippians 2:12-13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What is our part and our individual responsibility? Love Papa God, love people and love mercy and compassion. Know and follow the instructions and commands we’ve been given in His Word. Understand and accept that no one can do it on their own or in their own strength. So, learn to rely upon the gracious favor of The LORD and His enabling power, presence and guiding influence of Word and His Holy Spirit. When The LORD says that He will give you the true desires of your heart, He means that He will fulfill and give you the heavenly inspired, divinely designed, true desires that He has personally placed in your heart and purposed just for you. But, this only happens when we choose to do our part, which is, doing what is just, right and honorable, in His sight, by coming into complete compliance, with regards to obeying His Word and then, by learning to utterly rely upon the leading and guiding influence of His Holy Spirit! As for Papa God’s part, His responsibility and role, in the process of sanctification; He has already done and will continue to faithfully do His part, in fulfilling and making sure He satisfies every one of the promises He’s made, with regards to helping each of us, individually, reach full and complete sanctification of our souls, by literally giving us the desires and the power to do it, thus, pleasing Him, by fulfilling His purpose and will for our lives. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/29/15- “All Glory Belongs To Him!” (Romans 15:7)
Premise Question: In practice, what does it actually mean for us, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, to welcome and receive each other, by being completely accepting and approving of one another, just in the same way and manner that Christ has welcomed, received, accepted and approved each one of us?
Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory. (Romans 15:7 NLT)
Receive and welcome one another with open arms and hearts full of gracious approval and favor, undertaking, with great joy, the responsibilities and duties required for full acceptance, therein; just in the same way and manner that Christ, who endured The Cross and all of its shame and suffering, in order to provide everyone an encouraging blessed hope, accepts you. Consequently then, as a direct result of doing this, it establishes a mandate of conveying all glory, with one mind and voice, an offering of tribute, with great laudation, spoken and sung, from grateful hearts, filled with thanksgiving and exalted praise, unto The Most High and Glorious, Papa God! (Romans 15:7 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In practice, Jesus Christ actually welcomed, accepted, received and approved each one of us, when we were at our very worst. He was and still is, full of favor and compassion, grace and mercy, all because of His great and unfailing love that He has for all of humankind. Now, it is our turn to reciprocate the unfailing love Jesus Christ has shown toward us, by having the same welcoming love and acceptance, with compassion, mercy, gracious favor, long suffering and forbearance, as well as, a heart that is always ready to forgive and walk in release towards one another; even when it’s most difficult to do so, because of our patience and kindness being severely tested, which may make it not easy or the most pleasant thing to endure and accomplish. We must learn to do it, though, with joy, just as The LORD did!
If we are living our lives, in order to please ourselves, rather than living our lives to, first and foremost, please Papa God and then also to help each other grow and be built up in Him, we won’t succeed in what The LORD has purposed and planned for our lives. But, when we choose to accept one another, as Jesus Christ has already accepted each one of us, it will always result in bringing all honor, praise and glory to Papa God! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/28/15- “Safe And Secure, In The Arms Of The LORD!” (Proverbs 29:25)
Premise Question: Is it really possible for one not to be afraid of or concerned about, what others may think of them or in fact, could possibly do to them?
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety. (Proverbs 29:25 NLT)
Giving deferential regard to the crowd, because of feelings of apprehension or distress about what they think or may do, will establish and set in one’s path a perilous trap, designed to ensnare, entangle and capture; but, when one places their complete reliance and trust upon the integrity, strength and ability of The LORD, by fully relying on Him to be faithful to His Word, it will be the wisest decision that one will ever make, and will result in one being held secure in The Arms of The LORD, in a safe place, free from all harm and jeopardy, because He, The LORD, who is watching out for everyone, is trustworthy and totally dependable! (Proverbs 29:25 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Absolutely Yes! It’s not only a possibility, but in actuality, a factual reality! For when one chooses to accept, by placing all of their hope and reliance in the fully assured promises of The LORD, who does not lie, (Numbers 23:19, Titus 1:2) will not only, not ever have any reason to be fearful of what the crowd may think of or try to do to them, but will also be completely safe and secure in the arms of The LORD. Papa God’s Word encourages us to place our total trust and faith in Him, with our whole hearts and to not depend upon our own understanding and insight, but to recognize and acknowledge Him for who He is, and then, He will give the needed direction and guidance in our walk and sojourn in this life. He promises to never leave, forsake or abandon us and that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He’s not going to change His mind or intentions towards us, as He will fulfill and bring to pass every word that He has spoken and has written down. (Hebrews 13:5, 8, Isaiah 45:23) So, be safe, secure and forever protected, in the arms of The LORD, my friends. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/27/15- “Freedom For All Who Turn To The LORD!”
(2 Corinthians 3:17)
Premise Question: Just what does it truly mean and encompass, and what is required of us, in order to fully experience the reality of the completely liberating freedom, that’s found only where the Spirit of The LORD is present?
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17 NLT)
Now, since it is a given and has already been established and understood, that The LORD and The Spirit are absolutely one and the same, and that, whenever and wherever, at anyplace, anytime, anywhere, everyplace and everywhere, The Manifest Presence of The Most High, which is The Spirit of The LORD, shows up and is present, there is absolute liberty and freedom for all, who turn to Him, to be had. (2 Corinthians 3:17 PDCP)
Bottom Line: *What it truly means for us to experience true freedom is: we are no longer subject to being held captive by the covenant of the law of sin and death, but have now been set free to see, by a new and living covenant of life, with all blinders and mind blocks, on our ability to comprehend, perceive and receive, with complete understanding, being utterly removed. *What it encompasses is: the ability and spiritual anointing to minister effectively no matter where we are or who we’re with, or what the situation or circumstances may be. We will, without fear, and with great courage, be able to live free, speak freely, and with boldness, because The Spirit of The LORD’S presence is always with us. *What is required of us, is to turn to Him, believe and receive Him, as our LORD and Savior, then rely on Him to lead, guide and direct us, in our new found freedom. The old way had a glory that was fading away, but the new way, by and through The Spirit, will never fade away, or ever be diminished in its capacity; for the law always ends in death, but, The Spirit always brings freedom, with life everlasting, because wherever The Spirit of The LORD is, there is life and freedom! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/26/15- “‘I Did It My Way!’ Won’t Cut It, And In The End, Doesn’t Work!” (Proverbs 16:9)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/26/15- “‘I Did It My Way!’ Won’t Cut It, And In The End, Doesn’t Work!” (Proverbs 16:9)
Premise Question: Given the vital information contained within this divine word of wisdom, why would anyone, but especially one who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed, ever begin to presume or even attempt to do something on their own, without first consulting with The LORD and then submitting all of their plans to Him, for His wise input and approval?
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
(Proverbs 16:9 NLT)
We all have the ability to create, conceive, formulate and design a scheme and plan of our own and by our own doing. We can draw up blueprints and choose our own course of action, to build, do and accomplish something. But, it is The Sovereign LORD God Almighty Himself, that directs, settles, determines and controls the degree of success and eventual outcome of our undertaking. (Proverbs 16:9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Self-determination, self-made, did it my way, all by myself, all on my own, without the help or assistance of anyone or anything else; this attitude, approach, manner and way of doing things is neither prudent nor effective, and certainly is greatly diminished, when one does not utilize divine wisdom, good counsel and common sense. Papa God’s Word gives us such clear and concise counsel, wisdom and sense, telling us that we can make our own plans, but only He can give us the right answer and result. (Proverbs 16:1) For if we will submit and commit all of our plans to Him, then He will ensure that our plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3) The LORD also tells us, that if He is not part and partial of the entire building process, whatever is being built, then those who are participating in the project are working for nothing, because it will not succeed! (Psalm 127) So, the obvious and proverbial question is: Why would anyone ever attempt or presume to do anything, without the input, oversight, participation and approval of The LORD? Because, “I did it my way” won’t cut it, and in the end, doesn’t work! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/25/15- “Mother Mary, Aunt Mary And Friend And Follower Mary!” (John 19:25)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/25/15- “Mother Mary, Aunt Mary And, Friend And Follower Mary!” (John 19:25)
Premise Question: What is the message of hope and strong source of strength, with the much needed and appropriate help, for what we may have to face or go through, at any moment and time, in our lives, that we can extrapolate and draw, from the picture that’s being painted with words for us, here in this passage of scripture?
Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. (John 19:25 NLT)
Standing together at the base of the cross, huddled close, while holding onto each other tightly and supporting one another, as they looked up at Jesus hanging there on His cross, were His Mother Mary, His Aunt Mary and His friend and follower, Mary of Magdala. (John 19:25 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There are going to be times and occasions, where we ourselves or those that we are close to, are going to experience great times of stress, hardships, difficult and hard to comprehend situations and circumstances, trials and turmoil, sickness and affliction, broken relationships, being wounded, with emotional, mental or physical pain, disappointments, and even perhaps an untimely or totally unexpected death, in its various forms and ways. During any and all of those experiences and times, we may not have the perfect resolve or answer, but what we do have, is each other and we can, should and must be there for each other, on every occasion that comes along, supporting and encouraging one another with comfort, peace and strength, exhibiting hope and giving our help and love in the practical and appropriate ways that we have the ability to do so. Just being there, with each other, availing and travailing, by making ourselves available, as a true friend, who will come alongside, to be comforting, supporting, bearing each other up and undergirding one another during those truly difficult times. Not to mention, that we now have The Great Comforter, to bring the comforting help and support through each other for one another! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/24/15- “Papa God’s Divinely Inspired, Purpose Driven And Strategically Carried Out, Eternal Plan Of Redemption!” (Ephesians 2:10-11)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: “Papa God’s Divinely Inspired, Purpose Driven And Strategically Carried Out, Eternal Plan Of Redemption!” (Ephesians 2:10-11)
Premise Question: What are we, The Company of The Redeemed, The CHURCH, to do with Papa God’s divinely inspired, purpose driven, with a perfect strategy of carrying it out to completion, eternal plan of redemption for all of humankind?
God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Ephesians 3:10-11 NLT)
From the very beginning, it has always been in Papa God’s loving, full of grace and merciful heart, as His pure and true intention, to utilize the Church, every member of The Company of The Redeemed, in the implementation of His divinely inspired, purpose driven and strategically carried out, eternal perfect plan of redemption for all of humankind; by putting on display, for everyone to see, including even those who are ruling and reigning in power and authority in the invisible spiritual realm, the boundless wealth of true divine wisdom, in all of its glorious array of various and diversified types. This is not something new, but has always been established, from the very beginning, as His perfectly divine, eternal plan of redemption, for all of humankind, which He ultimately and literally accomplished fully, through His Son, our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:10-11 PDCP)
Bottom Line: An acrostic The LORD gave to me many years ago, for His CHURCH is: Christ Helping Us Reach Complete Healing! I believe Papa God’s plan of spreading His ultimate cure for the pandemic of sin, in the world is: for His CHURCH to share with everyone everywhere, the good news of what Jesus Christ accomplished, when He surrendered His life to die upon the cross and then, His ensuing resurrection and victory over death, hell and the grave, and the promised gift of His Holy Spirit, which comforts, empowers and seals us unto the day of redemption for all of eternity; and also results in providing deliverance, healing and an escape from death, to all those who believe in Him. This is His perfect strategy and divine plan, that is to be activated and then, completely implemented, through His CHURCH, which is every member of The Company of The Redeemed. We all should, in a sense, become agents of reconciliation, doctors without borders, carriers of the antidote for the cure of the infectious pandemic disease of sin, by being full of His GRACE: God’s Redeeming Atonement Covers Everyone! And His MERCY: My Everlasting Redemption Covers You! As well as, His unfailing love, His perfect peace and unspeakable joy. We are called to bring His healing and cure to everyone in the world, in order to counteract the pandemic of sin, which leads to ultimate death and eternal separation from Papa God’s presence. We are on a mission from Papa God! We are called to take the antidote, Jesus Christ, for the pandemic of sin to everyone everywhere, injecting them with the one and only cure for their desperate and impossible to recover from condition! Let’s continue to do this now! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/23/15- “All Who Call!” (Acts 2:21)
Premise Question: Is it possible for someone to call upon The Name of The LORD for salvation, without ever expressing a believing faith in Him, and still be saved?
But everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.’
(Acts of the Apostles 2:21 NLT)
Even though there will be such horribly awful and terrible things happening all around, as the world experiences trouble and is in complete turmoil, anyone and everyone, regardless of their people group, their past or present circumstances or situation, culture or creed, from anywhere and everywhere, it truly does not matter, for if they will humbly, with a contrite heart, cry out in believing faith to The LORD, by simply asking Him to hear their plea for mercy, they shall immediately and absolutely, without a doubt, be eternally recused from certain death and eternal separation from Papa God’s joy filled and wonderful, eternally blissful, presence. (Acts 2:21 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Nope! It is not even a remote possibility for someone to be rescued from certain death and eternal separation from the presence of Papa God without a believing faith in His Son, our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ! So, the question comes back on us, the members of The Company of The Redeemed. What is our part, our call of duty and obligation, as believers? The Apostle Paul makes the case in Romans chapter 10 for what the honorable right thing and our obligation is for us to be engaged in fully. According to Paul, no one has the ability to call upon The LORD, to be rescued and saved by Him, unless they believe in Him! And no one can ever possibly believe in Him unless and until they have heard the good news about Him! And, in fact, when they do hear, they will respond, by calling upon His Name to be saved! Furthermore, Paul surmises, it’s not even a remote possibility for anyone to hear about the good news of Jesus Christ unless there is someone who is willing to share it with them! And finally, there will not be anyone to share the wonderful good news with those who’ve not ever heard, unless and until they are willing to go, and are, in actuality, sent! (Romans 10:14-15) Now, that being the case, and because of this marvelous and wonderful truth, we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, must have a tantamount sense of duty and joyful obligation, along with great urgency, to go, send and be sent everywhere, for the express purpose of sharing the good news, by telling everyone about Jesus Christ! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/22/15- “Papa God’s Sacred Word Teaches And Trains Us, Giving Hope And Encouragement!” (Romans 15:4)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/22/15- “Papa God’s Sacred Word Teaches And Trains Us, Giving Us Hope And Encouragement!” (Romans 15:4)
Premise Question: Besides Papa God’s Sacred Word teaching and training us, and giving us hope and encouragement, what is the prima facie purpose, for us to fulfill, as a result of what it does in our lives?
Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled. (Romans 15:4 NLT)
The particular matters of this kind, of how we ought to view, treat and consider others, were specifically addressed in the distant past, the ancient times, as they were faithfully recorded and written down in Papa God’s Sacred Word; for the express purpose of training, teaching and imparting helpful knowledge to us. For it is Papa God’s Sacred Word that furnishes us with the anticipation of a hope filled expectancy, that’s full of inspiration and helpfulness, and that’s constantly cheering us on and building us up in our most Holy faith; which also enables and empowers us to continue bravely, with a serene calmness, to endure and not give up, but to wait for the expressed assurances, Papa God’s promises, that are clearly delineated in His Sacred Word, to come to pass, being fully accomplished, in our lives and the lives of others. (Romans 15:4 PDCP)
Bottom Line: First and foremost, it is my ultimate desire to please Papa God, by doing His will and fulfilling His divine purpose for my life! In so doing, though, I always want to be an encouragement and refreshing inspiration to others; a veritable fountain of effervescent life, a continuous flow of encouragement and hope. I want to teach and train others to rely on Papa God’s Sacred Word, as the life giving source and flow of goodness into their lives, for everything good right and helpful. After all, we don’t live for ourselves, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, but as servants and friends of The Most High! We now live to honor Him and to serve others, in order to help build and encourage them in their faith and hopeful expectation in The LORD. So, we must refuse to ever allow any insults, of any kind, to dissuade us from ardently pursuing the accomplishment of always being an encouraging, helpful, refreshing inspiration to others! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/19/15- “His Heartache And Heartbreak Made It Possible For Your Heart To Be Made Whole!” (Isaiah 53:3)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/19/15- “His Heartache And Heartbreak Made It Possible For Your Heart To Be Made Whole!” (Isaiah 53:3)
Premise Question: How was The LORD able to endure, while personally experiencing, without any buffer, all the abject vexation, the distressing scorn and acrimony, filled with hateful vitriol, along with every kind of sickness and affliction, which caused suffering beyond belief, with all the resulting pain and agony, as well as, being completely forsaken and jilted, not only by the people He came to help, but by the one who sent Him, His Father, Papa God?
He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. (Isaiah 53:3 NLT)
The Anointed One was shunned, scorned and hated, looked upon as being utterly abhorrent in the eyes of the people He came to help. He was a man of abject vexation, full of pain and agony, and who was forsaken and jilted by the very people He came to rescue and heal. Because of this, He was all too familiar with the worst kind of suffering, distress and devastating sorrow. All of us turned away from Him, abandoning Him, to be all alone, in the hour and moment of His darkest and most difficult challenge and ordeal. During that most critical time, for all of humankind, He was completely ignored by us, and was considered as less than nothing, as none of the people He came to redeem showed any care or concern for Him or His plight. (Isaiah 53:3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The Anointed One, The Messiah, Jesus Christ, was able to endure and thereby, accomplish what He did, because of His love for His Father, Papa God; His love for His friends, His disciples; His love for Papa God’s beloved creation, the unredeemed children; and also because of His desire to do the will of His Father, by obeying Him and this then, would fulfill His sincere desire to be pleasing to His Father. The LORD also was able to endure, because of the promise His Father gave Him, that by finishing what He was sent to accomplish, He would make it possible for all of humankind to be rescued, providing them with a way to escape eternal death and damnation. It was this promise, that I believe, gave Him His greatest source of joy. (Hebrews 12:2) And finally, He was able to endure it all, because of the power, presence and influence of The Holy Spirit being present in His life.
Now, due to His endurance, through heartache to heartbreak, we now have been given the opportunity to have our hearts healed, our lives rescued and made whole. And, we too, can endure, overcome and complete our mission and task, given to each one of us, by The LORD, with the same power and ever present help of The Holy Spirit, being allowed to operate fully, in our every day lives, as well. Blessings…
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