Month: October 2015
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/24/15- “Its A Brand New Day, Therefore, It’s A Great Time To Ding About You, O LORD!” (Psalms 59:16)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/24/15- “Its A Brand New Day, Therefore, It’s A Great Time To Sing About You, O LORD!” (Psalms 59:16)
Premise Question: What day is it, what time is it, what are we to do about it and where are we to go?
“But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.” (Psalms 59:16 NLT)
But as for me, I will choose to begin each new day, by rising up and singing a song, about Your marvelously strong and all powerful matchless strength. I will choose to rejoice, with celebratory worship and praise, by singing out, at the top of my lungs, using all of my breath, letting everyone, within earshot, know of Your incomparable, always constant, never failing, immeasurable love. For You, O LORD GOD Almighty, are my place of refuge, the tower of strength, that I run into for shelter and cover, my place of safety and aid and my escape from all that is troubling, harmful, harassing and dangerous, my sanctuary of peace, my eternal resting place and my all sufficient provision for all of my needs. (Psalms 59:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I don’t know about anyone else, and therefore, I won’t speak for anyone else. But this one thing I do absolutely know for sure. Each and everyday of my existence, I know what day and time it is and I do know what I’ve decided to do about it and where and what direction I’m headed and going towards! For each and every day is a brand new day, given to me by The LORD, that I have the privilege, honor and blessed opportunity to say: This is the day that The LORD has made; therefore, I will rejoice and be very glad in it! I will choose to sing of the mercies of The LORD everyday! I will sing about His marvelous works and how His unfailing love endures forever and is extended to all generations everyday! I will sing everyday about how He is my safe hiding place, the place that I always run into when I’m in trouble or distressed, in desperate need of His comfort and peace, His protection, aid and relief and a strong shelter during life’s tumult and storms. What day is it, what time is it and what should we do about it? It’s a brand new day, and therefore, it’s a great day to sing, shout and proclaim to everyone, including declaring it to ourselves, that The LORD is good and greatly to be praised and worshipped, with songs of thanksgiving and heartfelt gratitude! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/23/15- “We’ve Been Granted Freedom To Be Free And To Stay Free!” (Galatians 5:1)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/23/15- “We’ve Been Granted Freedom To Be Free And To Stay Free!” (Galatians 5:1)
Premise Question: Once any of us has been released from the bondage of sin, having been set free from the perilous darkness and certain death sentence, and are hereby, now a full fledged member of The Company of The Redeemed, having truly tasted and fully experienced the real freedom that only Jesus Christ can provide, with all of its blessings and benefits, why would any of us ever choose to return to our previous state of hopelessness, held in captivity and in bondage to our sinful plight?
“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” (Galatians 5:1 NLT)
It is for our great benefit of individual personal liberty, that Christ has provided freedom to all who choose to become members of The Company of The Redeemed, having the ability to move freely, while enjoying all the rights and privileges afforded to them, because they’ve been released and set free from the penalty of sin, which is eternal death and destruction. Therefore, stay strong, firm and resolute in the wonderful knowledge and assurance of your freedom, not allowing yourself to ever become entangled by the strangling cords and heavy weights of the onerous obligations of an agency of oppression, that’s restrictive and controlling, by putting you, once again, back into restraints of bondage and captivity. (Galatians 5:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What a great premise question for all of us to ponder and to seriously, with grave sincerity, consider. To expound upon the premise question even further; why would any of us, after having tasted and experienced The LORD’s goodness and gentleness, His mercy and kindness, His gracious favor, and real freedom, ever subject ourselves again to being under the influence and control of the brutal authorities, the powers of darkness and evil rulers of this world? There are many reasons that can possibly be given, even some of them, could quite probably, fall under the heading of mitigating circumstances; but most, if not all of them, can be attributed to our own personal decisions and choices, our own actions, behaviors, thoughts, habits, practices and weaknesses, and especially, our own inappropriate personal desires. Here are just a select few that we all need to be aware and extremely leery of, for our own benefit and well being, as well as, for the benefit and good of those around us: Isolation, insulation, arrogance and pride, being full of conceit, self confidence and pomposity, given to being slothful and lazy, lacking discipline and integrity, being anemic and weak, due to an insufficient prayer life, a lack of fellowship and intimacy with The LORD, through spending quality time in His Word and a significant and sufficient amount of time in worship and praise of Him, both personally and corporately, with other believers. We are too prone to worry, self-doubt, self-hate, self-loathing, being fearful, full of anxiety, shame and remorse, allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed by all of this and more, and then, becoming completely exasperated, whereby we end up yielding and then finally succumbing to failure and defeat. Other mitigating reasons, valid or invalid, perhaps may include sleep deprivation, deception, falling prey to some scheme, snare or trap, thus becoming entangled in an intricate plan and web of deceit and despair, taken advantage of in a moment of weakness and vulnerability, thus becoming entrapped and ensnared by the actions, will and desires of someone else. Or there is always the established sage wisdom and obvious accepted fact, that a fool and his money, as well as his good reputation, will soon be separated! Added to that sage statement is the one from Solomon: “As a dog returns to his vomit, so too, a fool returns to his own folly!” But, we are not without hope! Even if we have fallen prey to our own devices or the devices and schemes of others or even life itself and all of its vagaries and vicissitudes! We can be set free, we are set free, we can continue to stay free, if we will not allow ourselves to once again be enslaved by our own devices, and thus, become subject again to the laws of sin, death and the rulers, principalities and authorities of this world! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/22/15- “Obedience Produces Blessings And Benefits, While Disobedience Results In Producing Curses And Consequenses! (John 3:36)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/22/15- “Obedience Produces Blessings And Benefits, While Disobedience Results In Producing Curses And Consequences!” (John 3:36)
Premise Question: What are some of the actual blessings and benefits of choosing to believe in and obeying Papa God’s Son, Jesus Christ; versus, the very real curses and consequences that come as a result of deciding not to believe in, nor obey Papa God’s Son?
“And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.” (John 3:36 NLT)
Whoever, wherever and whenever, chooses to place their reliance and complete trust in the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, of The One True Sovereign Papa God Almighty, has already attained and secured their place in an eternity filled with eternal bliss and everlasting joy; to forever rejoice and celebrate in the glorious presence of The LORD GOD Almighty. But, whoever deliberately chooses to turn away from Papa God Almighty’s loving and gracious, most merciful provision of escape from death, by refusing to obey His Son, will not experience the fullness of joy and life everlasting and thus, will be subject to the full weight and brunt of The Almighty’s righteous judgement of sin; thereby, suffering the dire punishment and consequences of their rejection and disobedience. (John 3:36 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The actual blessings and benefits of believing in and obeying Papa God’s Son are: First and foremost, the powerful grip that sin and darkness holds upon our lives, is forever irrevocably broken, never to be rescinded, as we are completely set free; to breathe, to live, to worship, to enjoy life to its fullest, in a meaningful and purposeful way, knowing real refreshing peace and true satisfying love, as well as having the blessed opportunity of being able to become all that we have been divinely designed and purposed to fulfill and become, by thoroughly experiencing and accomplishing all of this, not only in this life, but in the life still to come!
The very real curses and consequences, that come as a direct result of disobeying, rejecting, not believing and accepting Papa God’s gracious provision of salvation and escape, that He is offering through His Son, is: Eternal separation from the very real, absolutely necessary and highly desired, everlasting presence of The Almighty! And, as a consequence of not believing in and obeying Papa God’s Son, Jesus Christ, the curse of death and sin will remain upon an individual’s life and they will therefore, be subject to and shall be relegated to forever experiencing eternal death, destruction, degradation, distress, painful and torturous punishment without end, as well as forever having to experience and go through, without any relief or respite, agony, anger, full of resentment, remorse, self-hate and loathsome shame, always being hungry and thirsty, without ever receiving any satisfaction, joy, peace or fulfillment! Let us all choose to believe and obey, in order to experience the blessings and benefits and thereby, avoid the very real curses and consequences of not believing and obeying! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/21/15- “Take Advantage Of Every Opportunity You’re Given, To Bless And Refresh Others!” (Galatians 6:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/21/15- “Take Advantage Of Every Opportunity You’re Given, To Bless And Refresh Others!” (Galatians 6:10)
Premise Question: Does this passage of scripture really mean, that we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, are supposed to be good to everyone, when given the opportunity to do so?
“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” (Galatians 6:10 NLT)
Consequently, since we, every member of The Company of The Redeemed, are already well on our way to experiencing eternal bliss, complete joy and attaining a wonderful harvest, because we have not given up, but have trusted The LORD GOD and have persevered in making the most of every opportunity given us, to bless and refresh, with generous gifts and acts of great kindness, all people everywhere, no matter their race, culture, or creed; and always giving particular attention, with extraordinary watchful care, to those who are a part and are members in good standing of the family known and recognized as, The Company of The Redeemed. (Galatians 6:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The simple and most direct response to the premise question is: Whenever, wherever and to whomever, when given the opportunity to be merciful and kind, generous and gracious, patient and long suffering, compassionate and caring, encouraging and refreshing, we should absolutely never forgo or miss the opportunity presented us, of sharing Papa God’s goodness and loving kindness, with anyone and everyone we may come in contact with; whether they are good or bad, obstinate or indifferent, friend or foe, related by blood or related by and through the blood of The LORD, we ought to take full advantage of doing all the good that is within our power and ability to do so. And this, in spite of whatever the attitude and disposition of those we are sharing the goodness of The LORD with may be! Just so long as we are always honoring, glorifying and praising The LORD GOD Almighty, by doing so. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/20/15- “There Is No Other Name, Or Way, To Salvation And Everlasting Life!” (Acts 4:12)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/20/15- “There Is No Other Name, Or Way, To Salvation And Everlasting Life!” (Acts 4:12)
Premise Question: Is there really not another name or way that one can be saved and set free, with the ultimate result of experiencing everlasting life?
“There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” (Acts of the Apostles 4:12 NLT)
Deliverance from the heinous powerful influence and grip of sin, which, if not broken, results in eternal death and destruction, can only come by way of one person, who was sent by Papa God, from Heaven above, His Name is Jesus, The Christ; for there is not another name or person, that has been given, or ever will be given, for the vital divine purpose and mission, of the salvation of the whole of humankind!” (Acts 4:12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There is only one way, one path; there is no other way or path, that is given or known to humankind, whereby, one can experience real deliverance from sin, salvation and ultimately, everlasting life! Jesus Christ plainly said: “I Am The Way, The Truth and The Life! No one will be able to come to Papa God, and thereby, receive deliverance from sin and eternal redemption, except they come to Him through Me!” There is only one name given, whereby one can be rescued from sin’s powerful grip and influence; for there is no other name, that has ever been given to humankind, by The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, who is The Only True God, The Creator and Maker of the heavens and the earth and all that is therein, that will ever produce life and complete deliverance, by setting them free! Jesus is also The Light of the world, and without Him illuminating our eyes, heart and understanding, we would continue in the grip and throes of darkness and sin, unaware that we are even unaware of the darkness and sin within and all around us! We therefore, ought to thank Papa God every day for the incredible and indescribable gift of His Son and the magnificent power and presence of His Holy Spirit in our lives! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/19/15- “Don’t Be Consumed With What Tomorrow May Hold, For We Only Ever Have Today!” (Matthew 6:34)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/19/15- “Don’t Be Consumed With What Tomorrow May Hold, For We Only Ever Have Today!” (Matthew 6:34)
Premise Question: Why are we, as those who have been cleansed, redeemed and set free, having been justified through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, still prone to fret, worry and to being filled with anxiety; allowing our anxious thoughts to rule and consume us, about what may or may not happen tomorrow or in the future, when we have this blessed promise and admonition of The Savior, and can really only live each day, living by faith and putting our trust and hope in The LORD, as each day comes to us?
““So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34 NLT)
So, as a consequence of having all that you’ll ever have need of, in your daily life, provided to you by The LORD, you are now able to fully devote all of your attention to living life to the fullest each and every day that you’ve been given. Therefore, it is foolish then to trouble or torment yourself, by being overly concerned about whether or not your daily needs will be provided for in a future time; such as, tomorrow, which you don’t even have the ability to live in anyway; for you only have today, each new day, to live and experience your life to the fullest. And besides, the future comes what may, regardless of whether you are adequately prepared for it or not, and by the way, today, this day, the only day you will ever actually have, has sufficient concern enough all by itself. (Matthew 6:34 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, can still be subject and prone to fretting, worrying and being filled and controlled by our anxious thoughts, if we dwell on them; the actual or even the potentiality for severe trouble, difficult trials and the hardships of terrible tribulation! The LORD has told us in a myriad of ways to not be afraid or to let our hearts be troubled or our emotions, situations or circumstances to rule or control us, and to not be anxious about anything, but to always put our faith, trust and hope in Him, by praying, believing and then receiving a peace and joy that is beyond our comprehension and that can only come from Him, who has promised that we would have trouble, trial and tribulation, in our lives, in this world, but to be joyful and full of cheer about it, because He has overcome this world and all of its troubles, trials and tribulations! King David, while writing one of the psalms, came to the realization that anytime he started fretting, worrying or became anxious about something, it never produced anything that was good, right or holy, and tended to only result in producing evil. So, let us trust The LORD in each day, as it comes to us, and leave tomorrow and the future in the capable, all knowing, all powerful and overcoming hands and ultimate purview of The One who holds not only tomorrow in His hands, but all of our tomorrow’s in His hands; for we only really ever have today! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/18/15- “Trust Your Friends Rebuke And Don’t Ever Trust An Enemy’s Compliments!” (Proverbs 27:5-6)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/18/15- “Trust Your Friends Rebuke And Don’t Ever Trust An Enemy’s Compliments!” (Proverbs 27:5-6)
Premise Question: Are we wise and mature enough to recognize and accept an open rebuke from a dear and close friend, when it’s for our own good and benefit; or are we so sensitive and thin skinned, that we live, yearn and thrive only on the compliments of others; and if and when it’s a detriment to our own well being, are we willing to even accept the adulation and excessive compliments that come from an avowed enemy?
“An open rebuke is better than hidden love! Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.” (Proverbs 27:5-6 NLT)
When you truly love and approve of someone, it’s much more virtuous and acceptable to be open and transparent with them, by administering a firm, but gentle rebuke, when appropriate. Hurtful insults that causes anguish, distress and heartache, which results in producing heartbreak, actually are trustworthy, when they come from a close friend, who has your best interest and well being at heart, but deceitful, excessive compliments, with expressions of feigned affections are nothing but lies, and especially so, when they come from an enemy. (Proverbs 27:5-6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Unfortunately, all too many of us receive our sense of self-worth and validation entirely from others, through the expressions and comments that are uttered with wonderful sounding platitudes and high praise! Not that being complementary of others is all bad, per se, because we ought to give honor where honor is due and we ought to build each other up, through encouraging and refreshing one another, but we also ought to be mature and grownup enough to be able to receive strong correction and appropriate discipline, when and where it is needed; administered in the form of a gentle, but firm, righteous rebuke from a loved and respected, highly regarded, brother or sister in The LORD! That we should be loving, kind, generous, respectful and considerate of one another, should be quite obvious and entirely apparent to everyone. But it should also be just as obvious and apparent to everyone, that being open and transparent, authentic and real, with each other is just as vitally critical, as it will truly, by having this perspective and attitude and then actually implementing and doing it, will prove our love, compassion, kindness, generosity, respect and consideration for one another. LORD help each and everyone of us to mature and grow up in such a way, that we will not be susceptible to being wooed, influenced or swayed, by the compliments of others, including our avowed enemies, but that we will be strong and courageous, standing firm in our faith, always being open and ready to receive, with joy, an appropriate and open correction and righteous rebuke! It’s really for our own benefit, our greatest good and interest, as well as, our well being. Blessings…
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