Month: May 2015
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/31/15- “Our Redeemer, Teacher, Guide!” (Isaiah 48:17)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/31/15- “Our Redeemer, Teacher, Guide!” (Isaiah 48:17)
Premise Question: Why is it so vital and critically important for us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, to recognize, accept and then to listen carefully and follow closely to what The Redeemer, The Holy, Anointed and Chosen One of Papa God is telling us?
This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow. (Isaiah 48:17 NLT)
Stop whatever you’re doing right now, put aside everything and everyone else, and pay close attention, listen to the message that The LORD God Almighty, who is your Redeemer, your Deliverer, the Holy, Anointed and Chosen One, who has obtained your release from captivity, set you free and removed the penalty of sin, which is eternal death and separation from His presence, hear what He says: “I AM The LORD Your God, there is no other! I AM The One who imparts wisdom, knowledge and insight, in order to instruct, teach and train you in the ways that will bring the greatest of benefits into your life. I AM The One who leads, guides, directs and watches over you, as you journey upon the path and the way I’ve chosen for you, and that you should choose to travel on, while here, in this world.” (Isaiah 48:17 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It is of the utmost importance for us to recognize and accept who The Redeemer of humankind is, and that He is The One and Only Sovereign LORD God Almighty of all and over all; for it is for our own good that we do, as it meets and satisfies our most urgent and greatest personal need and also blesses us with the best and absolutely incredibly wonderful benefits, if we’ll do so! Then, it is a tantamount and tremendously significant thing for us to carefully listen to all that The Great I Am is telling us and then to immediately pursue and follow Him upon the pathway and route that He desires and has purposefully designed and established for us to travel and traverse upon, in this life. We are to do this with everything that we are and all that we’ve got; for it is upon this path that He imparts to us life giving instruction, necessary correction, while diligently and faithfully leading and guiding us into all truth, and in the right direction upon the path, which is His most honorable, commendable, being completely acceptable and pleasing to Him, will for our lives. Remember this great encouraging truth from Papa God’s Word: Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (Psalms 119:105 NLT) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/30/15- “There Is No Eternal Judgment For Members Of The Company Of The Redeemed!” (John 3:18)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/30/15- “There Is No Eternal Judgment For Members Of The Company Of The Redeemed!” (John 3:18)
Premise Question: So, is there really only one way and only one name, whereby, one can become a member of The Company of The Redeemed, and thereby, avoid the just judgment and severe condemnation of The One True Holy and Righteous Papa God, The Creator of Heaven and earth; or is there another name or option, other than The Name of Jesus Christ and The Way provided by Papa God, whereby, one can avoid utter and total catastrophe, which involves damnation, eternal death and punishment?
“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. (John 3:18 NLT)
Whoever you are, wherever you’ve come from, anyone and everyone, from every background, race, culture or station in life, it matters not, as long as you fully believe in Jesus Christ, by choosing to become a member of The Company of The Redeemed, when you place your complete confidence, trust and faith in Him, who is The LORD of all; and, is The One and Only True Son of Papa God, who is also The One who has provided The Way to escape the adverse judgment declared upon every human life, that of being pronounced guilty, condemned to die, without hope, assigned to an eternal punishment without end. For it is only through Him that one avoids this just judgment and severe condemnation. Conversely, though, whoever chooses not to accept Papa God’s gracious provision of The Way to escape, by not believing, is already set and standing in the position of opposition; therefore, they have brought judgment and condemnation upon themselves, by refusing to believe and acknowledge the Name, which is above every other name, Papa God’s One and Only True Son, Jesus Christ. (John 3:18 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The succinct and definite truthful response to the premise question is: Nope! There is no other name known to humankind, in or under Heaven or on earth, nor is there any other way or any other viable options, whereby, one can avoid the righteous judgment of Holy Papa God and be saved! Check out these scripture references that clearly delineate Papa God’s wonderfully declared truth. (John 8:32, 14:6, 17:17, Zechariah 14:9, Acts 4:12, Romans 10:13, Philippians 2:9-11) Thank Papa God and His only Son for His gracious and wonderful gift of avoiding judgment and condemnation and providing us with His salvation and eternal life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/29/15- “Husbands, Love Your Wives!” (Ephesians 4:25-26)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/29/15- “Husbands, Love Your Wives!” (Ephesians 4:25-26)
Premise Question: What could happen, what would it actually look like and what kind of results would it produce in the unions between men and women, who’ve chosen to enter into Papa God’s long standing established institution of marriage, which He characterizes as being blessed, holy and sacrosanct; if husbands would truly follow the perfect example Christ left for them, clearly written down in Papa God’s Holy Writ?
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. (Ephesians 5:25-26 NLT)
Men, who’ve willingly chosen to be joined together in holy matrimony, with a woman; should profoundly love their wives, with great honor and affection, undivided attention, gracious consideration, always being concerned for their welfare, while ever cherishing, treasuring and being thankful for them, in the same way that Christ displayed His benevolent affectionate love towards us, The Church, His bride, as His much desired and valued precious treasure, His very own chosen and redeemed family of Papa God; by laying His life down willingly, as a ransom, for the redemption of humankind, in order to transform, change, and make us new, taking us from a place of utter defilement to a place of holy consecration, set apart unto Himself, for His sacred purpose. He has accomplished this, by washing us clean, with His shed blood, removing all sin, filth and defilement, and then, by giving us continual access to Him, through His Word, which is the fountain of life, the springs of living water that continually promote and produce a healthy and thirst quenching, satisfying spiritual life. (Ephesians 5:25-26 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What could happen is a lot of marriages that typically end up on the heap of debris of broken promises and vows, could and would be renewed, restored and reconciled, being placed back on its true foundation, The Rock, which is Jesus Christ, who, by example, ended up making the ultimate sacrifice, not satisfying His own desires and His own needs and concerns, but giving His all, by laying down His life for His Bride, The Church, which He loves more than Himself or anything else! Then, what it would actually look like when husbands begin to love their wives more than themselves and their self-love of their own bodies; is that their relationship with their wives will now have the potential and best case scenario to be glorious, victorious and become the ultimate thriving, surviving, flourishing and always refreshing loving relationship that’s possible to have between a husband and wife. It must mirror, though, the relationship that Jesus Christ has with His Bride, The Church! He always chooses to forgive, endure, reassure and comfort. He chooses to be genuinely kind, courteous, patient and extremely generous, holding no good thing back from His Bride. The kind of results this would produce is a harvest of righteousness and good, honorable and commendable things. There would be great rejoicing, remarkable exploits and a true harmonious and tranquil peace established throughout The Church, The Company of The Redeemed! Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loves His Bride, The Church! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/27/15- “Contending For The Authentic!” (1 Timothy 6:12)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/27/15- “Contending For The Authentic!”
(1 Timothy 6:12)
Premise Question: What must we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, with fervor and ardor do, in order to attain and contain, sustain and remain, in the truth; while contending for the authentic faith?
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12 NLT)
Contend for the authentic faith, by earnestly and eagerly, ever striving to thrive, when driving to arrive, safe and secure, surviving the ride and staying revived, all the while, holding on tight, to all that is right, until at the end of your sojourn you land, into the two loving and eternally secure arms and hands, of Papa God; thereby, finally realizing your full potential of your highest calling and your divine purpose, which you so eloquently accepted and declared, when your personal testimony of salvation you shared, in the midst of The Company of The Redeemed. (1Timothy 6:12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, must thoroughly reject the profane and the inane; in order to attain and contain the authentic, so that, we will be sustained and remain in the divine purpose and will, of our high calling, given and conferred upon us, by Papa God. We must do this, with a fiercely passionate fervor and intensely devoted ardor; pursuing, with an earnest eagerness, a life that is characterized as one that is lived out of an authentic faith, with true and honorable intentions, always displaying godliness and real love, along with an enduring righteous perseverance, that continually shows kindness and meekness, having a gentle spirit. Let us compete well, giving our greatest effort, empowered by the power and presence of The Spirit of The LORD in our lives, enabling us to honor Papa God, and with eloquence, tell others, by faithfully living and testifying, with boldness and courage, all about the redemptive grace, mercy and love of Papa God and His Son, Jesus Christ, who is The LORD and Savior/Redeemer of humankind. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/26/15- “The Joy Of Discipline!” (Psalms 94:12-13)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/26/15- “The Joy Of Discipline!” (Psalms 94:12-13)
Premise Question: Why is it, that those who are disciplined by The LORD, are full of His joy and completely satisfied, in the process?
Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions. You give them relief from troubled times until a pit is dug to capture the wicked. (Psalms 94:12-13 NLT)
Blissfully and exuberantly happy, full of joy, completely contented and exorbitantly fortunate are those You choose to train, equip, chastise and exercise authority over, Sovereign LORD God Almighty; those You choose to impart wonderful revelation knowledge of and instruction in Your perfect and established commands; You, Oh LORD, bestow and confer upon them Your great deliverance and release, from onerous times of distressing vexing afflictions and agitating harassments, even creating a place to capture, overwhelm and then hold, those who are morally reprehensible, the wickedly evil. (Psalm 94:12-13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Understanding and accepting the premise, that The LORD only disciplines those that are His own and are loved by Him; discipline is not ever to be characterized as punishment or judgement, but to be seen as a critically important part of the process of growing, learning, being prepared, instructed and made ready for the divine purposes and will of Papa God. His very instructions/commands bring us to life and then fills us with an overwhelming joy for living a life that will be pleasing to Him! His discipline is intentionally intense training in righteousness, so we should therefore, always be thankful, and gratefully embrace the process of learning that sculpts and molds us to His liking, and then rejoice and be glad, while The LORD administers His loving discipline, for eventually, if we are patient and endure His discipline, we will be completely whole and mature, lacking nothing. The process will include, learning to hike and traverse difficult mountains, enduring the climb, in order to reach the summit and take in the breathtaking view, only to then navigate the descent into the valley below, trudging and slogging through the depths of the valley of death and despair, as we are being prepared for the next hike up the next mountain. Remember though, it is high upon the mountain top that The LORD BLESSES us; but, it is in the valley below that He BUILDS us up, in order to prepare us for the next mountain to climb! We also can and should be, extremely joyful that He brings us relief and refreshing from all our difficult challenges and troubles, and will eventually take care of those who are causing us trouble, trial or tribulation! The LORD is good to us, even in the most arduously difficult times, The LORD is good all the time! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY:PDCP- 05/25/15- “Truth Be Told” (John 5:24)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/25/15- “Truth Be Told!” (John 5:24)
Premise Question: What is this absolute truth that Jesus told then; who was and is it directed to; why was it given, is it still relevant for today and what divine purpose does it serve?
“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. (John 5:24 NLT)
In the fullest and highest degree, I, The LORD Jesus Christ, plainly, with the greatest of accuracy convey to you, that no matter who you are, who you’ve been, or whatever person you may be, this message is to and for anyone and everyone that will listen to My Word of Truth and receive it into their heart, as well as, choose to place their full confidence, with complete trust in Papa God, Who dispatched Me here to earth, will therefore, continue to exist, forever and ever, without end, throughout all of eternity, and also will not be subject to the righteous requirement of Papa God’s law, but will traverse from one place, the place of receiving full recompense and a just reward for their wickedness, which is eternal death, to another place, the place of receiving His peace, joy, righteousness and an eternal life of bliss! (John 5:24 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The absolute truth Jesus was telling then is: He and Papa God, His Father, are equals and that He only does what His Father tells Him to do, and just as The Father, Papa God, can give life to those who’ve died, so too, does He, The Son, have power over death and will give life eternal to all those who will listen, receive and believe in Papa God and His message of truth; that being, that He, Jesus Christ, is the only way, the only truth and the only life and that no one will ever be successful in getting to His Father, Papa God, except and unless they go through Him! In addition to that, this truth also includes the admonition that anyone who refuses to honor The Son, in effect, is also refusing to honor Papa God; so, when one honors The Son, by listening to His message of truth, accepting it and believing in Papa God, who sent Him, then they will receive, as a direct result of their belief, eternal life. This message of truth was and still is directed to anyone and everyone upon the earth, as it was relevant then and still is today; for Jesus declares that He is, He was and He is to come, the same today, as He was yesterday and will be forever; because He and His Word are immutable and shall therefore, never be diminished or return void. The divine purpose it serves, is to set humankind free from the law of sin and certain death and to release them from darkness, by commuting their sure sentence of death, so that they could then walk in the light and receive eternal life. The pure intent and reason it was given, was to bring all glory and honor to Papa God and His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/24/15- “The Purpose Of Pentecost!” (Acts 1:8)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/24/15- “The Purpose Of Pentecost!” (Acts 1:8)
Premise Question: When does the power of The Holy Spirit come upon us, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, and for what purpose?
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts of the Apostles 1:8 NLT)
“There is, very soon, coming a time, when you will receive the promised gift of The Holy Spirit being poured out upon your lives; wait for it, for it will surely come, and when He does come upon you, His very power and personal presence will empower you, like never before, with an overwhelming desire to go and tell everyone everywhere, throughout the whole earth, the Good News about Me! You will personally testify about Me; first in Jerusalem, then all over Judea, and after that, everywhere in the whole earth, even those places that are difficult to reach and are extremely dangerous.” (Acts 1:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Before Jesus came to earth, Papa God’s Spirit was all around us. When Jesus came to earth, Papa God’s Spirit was with us; Immanuel, God is with us. When Jesus left the earth and ascended into Heaven, since then and even now, Papa God’s Spirit lives within us. We, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, need a personal Pentecost to occur in our lives and not just for our own benefit, but to activate the power and presence of Papa God’s Spirit within us; for the express purpose of reaching and releasing everyone, with the Good News. We need an outpouring, a mighty baptism of Papa God’s love in our lives, to the point, where our focus and concern is no longer upon ourselves and our wants desires or needs, but is urgently upon those in the world around us! OUR CONCERN AND LOVE FOR THE CONDITION OF THE LOST SOULS OF HUMANKIND EVERYWHERE, SHOULD TRUMP AND FAR OUTWEIGH ANY CONCERN OR FEAR WE MAY HAVE FOR OUR OWN PHYSICAL WELL BEING, SAFTEY AND COMFORT! If we do not have the power and the presence of The Holy Spirit operating in our lives, leading, guiding and empowering us, we will have the greatest of difficulty in fulfilling the unique mission and calling that Papa God has placed upon our lives to accomplish. Papa God’s Word tells us, that without His empowering Spirit living in us, no other amount of might or power will be able to do what only His Spirit working in us and through us can do. Our own personal salvation and redemption is wonderful, but once that occurs, we must now focus on being filled and empowered with the fullness of Papa God’s Spirit, in order to capture the vision and mission of Papa God, which is to go into the entire world, and be His witnesses, by sharing the Good News with everyone everywhere, as His personal messengers sent to testify of His love, mercy and grace and His desire to set humankind free from the burden of sin and the penalty of death; that’s upon everyone who has not called out upon The Name of The LORD! The initial spread of the Gospel came as a direct result of the persecution of the Church! Whether or not we are ever persecuted in the way and manner that many of our brothers and sisters are presently experiencing in the world or how the first century church experienced, we are commanded to fulfill The Great Commission of Papa God. Let us all pray for AMORE- A Mighty Outpouring Releasing Everyone! Let us all walk in His love and give it away! Let us all cry out to Papa God for a baptism of His love and Spirit to indwell and then pour out of our lives, as a delivering, refreshing flow of the power and presence of The LORD God Almighty, releasing everyone! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY- PDCP- 05/23/15- “We All Fall Woefully Short And Are Excruciatingly Inadequate!” (Romans 3:23-24)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/23/15- “We All Fall Woefully Short And Are Excruciatingly Inadequate!” (Romans 3:23-24)
Premise Question: Is there any amount of effort or exercise, that we could make or do, on our own behalf, that would be successful in acquiring or producing the desired result of redemption for our soul; or would it all just be an exercise in futility?
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:23-24 NLT)
No one can escape the demand and righteous requirement of what is owed. As a direct result of humankind’s sin, everyone is woefully inadequate to even begin to have the ability of measuring up to the excellence and pure light of the holiness and righteousness of Papa God. Yet, all of us are declared innocent, guiltless, totally absolved of all of our sin, being completely justified, as if we had never entered into sin. This was provided and freely given to us, through and by His wonderful grace, although, this grace was not free, in the sense that it cost nothing, for it cost Papa God, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, everything, as they paid the ultimate price for our certain redemption. His atonement completely covered and satisfied the full amount owed for our redemption and total deliverance from sin and death; all of this came through Jesus Christ, The One True Sovereign LORD God Almighty and Savior of humankind! (Romans 3:23-24 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Without the intervention and gracious help of The LORD, we all fall woefully short, as we are completely ill equipped and excruciatingly inadequate to effect the necessary transformative change that must take place in our individual lives, in order to experience a new and redemptive life of eternal joy and peace forevermore. Otherwise, any other course of action or path we choose to take in life, is utterly doomed from the start, and therefore, would be pointless, useless, inconsequential and absurd, as it would be completely ineffective, worthless, without merit or reward, and would for certain be an abject exercise in futility. Let us choose the only way and path that leads to righteousness, peace and joy and an eternal escape from death and damnation, freeing us from the sure penalty of death and destruction, that freely grants us eternal life. Choose life! Choose Christ! Blessings…
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