Month: November 2015
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/06/15- “A Healthy Dose Of Contructive Correction Is Good For Anyone And Everyone!” (Proverbs 15:31)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/06/15- “A Healthy Dose Of Constructive Correction Is Good For Anyone And Everyone!” (Proverbs 15:31-32)
Premise Question: Why do so many of us have a difficult time receiving appropriately administered discipline; and why is it such an intense fight and colossal personal challenge for many to relent and submit to the process of allowing oneself to first, be open to intently listening and then, to be earnestly diligent, in becoming completely compliant and submissive to the constructive correction, when the resulting positive benefits always far outweigh the culminating negative consequences?
“If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.” (Proverbs 15:31-32 NLT)
Anyone and everyone, no matter who they are or from whence they’ve come, if they will give careful and thoughtful attention, being deliberate, as well as, diligent in the application and action, in their lives, to The LORD’s life giving, redeeming reproof, will always have a place at the table of the enlightened; those that are truly wise. Those though, who persist in their rebellious ways, by rejecting or ignoring completely The LORD’s perfect instruction, administered through His loving correcting discipline, hate themselves and are self-destructive. But those who choose to surrender fully to The LORD’s loving discipline, gains insight that sustains and retains their life; which causes them to forever remain in His glorious eternal presence, our tranquil and joyous eternal home. (Proverbs 15:31-32 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Everyone of us who are born into this world are members of the same family and species known as Homo sapiens, humankind, or as multiplied millions of individuals believe, the progeny of Adam and Eve; as we are the direct descendants and blessed offspring of the first of our kind, who having been divinely designed and uniquely created with perfection and for a great purpose, by Papa God Himself, but then succumbed to temptation and sinned, thereby, falling from perfection and into a sinful state, with a sinful nature, that they have naturally passed on down to everyone wha has come after them. So, we all have come by it honestly and quite naturally, so to speak, as we all are born with the same fallen sinful nature and therefore, even at birth, already have a pre-disposed inclination, dispositional nature of resistance, rebellion, stubbornness, being obstinate and absolutely incorrigible, when it comes to appropriate discipline, training and beneficially good, constructive correction. Unfortunately for many, if when young, they do not have a correction in the direction their life is heading, by first, learning to listen, then to relent, submit and comply, (I refer to this as “corrected direction”) and then, by allowing themselves to be trained, developed, equipped and thereby, enabling them to grow to full maturity, (I call this “directed correction”) it becomes a much greater challenge later in life, and is most likely the very reason one would become so reticent, hesitant and stay downright obstinately stubborn, while having a adverse and negative reaction to discipline and correction when confronted and held accountable for any of their behaviors, actions or attitudes. It is our embracing of and appropriate response to constructive correction and discipline, that determines the outcome of our life, who we may be living with, under what conditions we will be living, whether or not we will be living in harms way or growing in wisdom and understanding and enjoying a peaceful and flourishing life. So remember, a healthy dose of constructive correction and appropriate disciple never really hurt anyone, although, at the time, while it is being administered! it may not feel good, be pleasant or very agreeable, but in the end, it will do its good work and purpose and produce a harvest of righteousness! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/05/15- “Real Authentic Service And Worship Of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! (Romans 12/1)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/05/15- “Real Authentic Service And Worship Of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!” (Romans 12:1)
Premise Question: With respect to our worship of The LORD GOD Almighty; what is considered and regarded as being truly authentic, entirely appropriate, absolutely suitable and completely acceptable, by Him?
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” (Romans 12:1 NLT)
As a result and consequence of all things that are good, righteous and holy coming from Papa God, through Papa God and ultimately for Papa God; I urgently implore you, my greatly beloved fellow members of The Company of The Redeemed, to take in the full landscape of goodness that stretches out before you and completely surrounds you, with His magnificent, marvelous mercy, in panoramic vision, beyond your ability to see or comprehend fully. Now that you have been made fully aware of this wonderful knowledge, I strongly encourage you to live your daily lives accordingly; by diligently, with strong and complete devotion, offering up yourself to Him, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, in such a fashion, way and manner, that doesn’t focus on self-centered, self-seeking ambitions, to be spent entirely on your own pleasures and self-desires, but is a life that is, first and foremost, spent on pleasing The only true, pure and righteous, Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, in every area of your life; while also, serving and meeting the needs of others as well. In so doing, you display a true and honorable, being sensible, reasonable and the most appropriate way to show your authentic service to and worship of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. (Romans 12:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The only worship that is truly acceptable to The LORD God Almighty, is our genuinely heartfelt, authentically expressed, unquestionable loyalty and faithfulness, to always be devoted, in complete abandonment, in our praise and worship, our honor and total veneration of Him! He is not ever going to be pleased with a cheap imitation or copy that’s half-hearted, convenient, non-offensive to others or based on what is acceptable and popular with the ruling majority. In order for our worship to be totally accepted as being entirely appropriate and therefore, absolutely apropos; we must set ourselves apart from everything else, becoming sacred and reserved, only for His holy and honorable use, to fulfill His divine will and purpose and bring glory, honor and praise to His Name. For it is only when we are willing to accommodate The LORD GOD Almighty, by allowing and giving Him full and free rein in our lives, so that, His divine will and purpose, for our lives, shall take full affect in our lives, that we are able to offer up a well deserved, being a more than reasonable and completely respectable, acceptably suitable, service and worship unto Him. Remember, Papa God is not asking us to do anything that is unreasonable nor impossible, because with the help and enabling of The LORD GOD, nothing is out of the realm of possibility, as all things are possible, with Papa God, to those that believe! Stay real, always be genuine and authentic, in your worship and service of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/04/15- “Papa God Pleasers Or People Pleasers, We Must Choose!” (Galatians 1:10 NLT)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/04/15- “Papa God Pleasers Or People Pleasers, We Must Choose!” (Galatians 1:10 NLT)
Premise Question: Why does or would someone, who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed, Papa God’s very own, chosen and cherished, precious and dearly beloved people, ever choose to be a “people pleaser” over or rather than a “Papa God pleaser?”
“Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.”
(Galatians 1:10 NLT)
If you even think for one minute, that I’m the least bit interested in winning the approval and acceptance of fickle humankind, in any way shape or form, or that I will ever make a feigned attempt to have it appear to be so, through the appeasement and accommodation of people, then you are sadly, as well as, gravely mistaken. Because the only one I want or need to please and thereby, gain His seal of approval, is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! When we endeavor to make it our ambition, our intent, focus or goal in life, to be acceptable and pleasing to people, first off, that’s always an endeavor that’s doomed for failure from the start; but most importantly, we lose sight of our divine purpose and goal for this life. And then, we also lose our bearings, unction and credibility of what it means and what it is to be a humble, faithful and honorable servant of The Most High Papa God. We must make a choice, as faithful servants of The LORD; for we are either going to be “people pleasers” or “Papa God pleasers;” we can’t be both, it’s one or the other, so choose this day, who you are going to please! (Galatians 1:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Why does, or would a person, who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed, ever choose to please people over choosing to please Papa God? This is a glaring and quite obvious question to be asked and answered; given the magnitude of the vast differences, along with the extremely divergent resulting repercussions, that will take place in a person’s life, when choosing to be a “people pleaser,” over and above, or rather than, choosing to be a “Papa God pleaser.” There are a myriad of reasons, justifications, mitigating circumstances or situations, that may be given or in fact, may be used to answer why someone may succumb or choose to please people rather than Papa God. Peer pressure, greed, pride, seeking the acceptance and approval of others, wanting to be loved and embraced by others, having a desire to be one of or part of the crowd, the feeling or need to be appreciated and adored, or to want the adulation, applause, recognition and praise of others, (fame) to fill up the void and lack of self-worth that is embedded deep within a person’s heart or psyche, or it may even be out of being fearful of others and what or how they may think or perceive you.
It is not my intent, nor is it my true desire to downplay, denigrate, insinuate, or in anywise minimize the huge challenges and struggles that may confront a person, as they are on their own particular path and sojourn in this life, whether it be imagined or real! All of our hearts, our thoughts and compassion, our prayers and understanding support should, in great measure, go out to those who are living their lives in such a quandary and tumultuous plight; for all or any one of us, either has or will, at some point in our own particular and unique sojourn, perhaps, experience the same challenges and struggles. So we ought not to be so quick to make snap evaluations, conclusions or judgements. Remember the old saying—”until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes, you may want to hold onto your final conclusion or judgement!” Better yet, if we have walked in their shoes, then perhaps, we should be the very first person to be an encouraging blessing of refreshing, comfort, peace and understanding. For when all is said and done, and our time here in this life is over, no matter what the reason why was, it will definitely not ever be to our benefit, useful, or worth it, to choose be a “people pleaser” over choosing to be a “Papa God pleaser;” but rather, it will most certainly be to our everlasting, never ending, eternal detriment! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/03/15- “Together, Let Us Worship The Rock Of Our Salvation!” (Psalms 95:1-2)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/03/15- “Together, Let Us Worship The Rock Of Our Salvation!” (Psalms 95:1-2)
Premise Question: What is the critically most important key, being an absolute necessity, and then, what are some of the other significant keys, that would be extremely helpful, for us to accept and understand, in regards to our praise and worship of The LORD, The Rock of our salvation?
“Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.” (Psalms 95:1-2 NLT)
Let us, The Company of The Redeemed, all come together as one, with great delight and celebration, singing joyful exultations unto The King Eternal, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. Let us all, together in unison, with one voice, exclaim with exuberant expressions of worship and praise, that are literally expressed, being uttered at the top of our lungs and with all our might, unto our Great Protector, The Almighty Solid Rock; our Redeemer who rescues us from certain death and destruction. Let us all, together as one, with boldness, confidently approach the throne of grace and mercy of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty; entering into His glorious presence with hearts overflowing, full of gratitude and thanksgiving, for all His benefits and gracious favor given and shown us. Let us do this, by extolling His Excellency, with wonderfully inspired spiritual songs, psalms of praise, hymns and music of every ilk, kind, style, tradition and culture. (Psalms 95:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The absolutely necessary, being the critically most important key for us as members of The Company of The Redeemed, who are the dearly beloved and most cherished children of The Most High, is to come together as one, into complete and full agreement and unity, on this one vital principle and truth; that Jesus Christ is The King Eternal, The Rock of our eternal salvation, The LORD of all! And everyone who calls on The Name of The LORD, shall be saved! That is where we should and must begin. Then, after we’ve come together as one, it is important for us to celebrate and joyfully accept and embrace one another, in the various and sundry, different types, forms, functions and expressions of praise and worship. One expression of praise and worship may be more acceptable or preferred, over another, by different segments or groups, within the whole of the body and congregation of The Company of The Redeemed. But they all should be joyfully accepted, recognized and celebrated, as all of them have as their focus, or at least should have, the wonderful expressions of laudations, exultations, exaltation and thanksgivings being offered up to The LORD; all coming and emanating from hearts that are full of gratitude, uttered with mouths that are filled with rejoicing and boisterous celebration, singing, shouting, hands raised or clapping, feet jumping or dancing, all for the express purpose of honoring, glorifying, praising and worshiping The One True and Living Eternal Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, Jesus Christ, The LORD and King of all, The Rock of our salvation! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/02/15- “The LORD Is A Faithful Friend, Trustworthy Teacher And My Redeeming Rescuer!” (Psalms 25:14-15)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/02/15- “The LORD Is A Faithful Friend, Trustworthy Teacher And My Redeeming Rescuer!” (Psalms 25:14-15)
Premise Question: Why is it so significantly important for a person to give true honor, due respect, and to revere and fear, with reverential awe, The LORD?
“The LORD is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. My eyes are always on the LORD, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.” (Psalms 25:14-15 NLT)
The LORD discloses and imparts His mysteries and secrets to His confidants; those whom He considers trustworthy, because of their faithfulness shown towards Him, by honoring, revering and respectfully worshiping Him. He enters into an agreement with them, by enacting, establishing and giving them a deep understanding and awareness of His intent and divine purpose for them. Therefore, let it be known, that my focus, with rapt attention, shall at all times be constantly upon the magnificent majesty of The LORD’s power, grace and mercy; for it is He and He alone, that can set me free from all of my falterings, failings and falling into a pit or being tripped, tricked or trapped and ensnared by the enemy of my soul. He, The LORD, is our best, greatest and only hope; for apart from Him, there is no other hope. (Psalm 25:14-15 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There are a number of extremely important, being really significant reasons, along with some great benefits and wonderful results, why a person should choose or may in fact, want to decide to give serious consideration, to giving The LORD the true honor, due respect and reverential awe, that should absolutely always only go to Him.
First and foremost, topping the list, is the direct command given to us through Papa God’s Holy Scriptures, which tells us, that fear of The LORD is always the place to begin; as it is the only solid and unshakable sure foundation of divine wisdom and knowledge! We are exhorted and strongly encouraged to, with faithfulness and an undivided heart, to earnestly pursue and acquire wisdom, while always hating evil and perverse speech. The benefits, derived from choosing to fear The LORD, are huge and plentiful; as they provide the person with excellent instruction for life, security and protection from evil and harm, escapes from snares and traps, long life, true wisdom and real treasure.
The incredibly wonderful results that ensue and that will most assuredly follow a person’s wise decision to always fear The LORD, by giving true honor, due respect, with reverential awe, are numerous. Here is just a sampling: Great insight and understanding of the mysteries and secrets of The LORD, complete joy, real peace, good judgment and discernment, having all that a person will ever need, growing in knowledge and strength, becoming stronger and stronger in faith, not having to ever be afraid of anything or anyone, and always knowing the direction and path to take in life; because, The LORD is our ever faithful friend, our wise and trustworthy teacher and our wonderful redeeming rescuer, The Savior of humankind! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/01/15- “All Those Who Call Upon The Name Of The LORD, Are Near And Most Dear To Him!” (Psalms 145:18-19)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/01/15- “All Those Who Call Upon The Name Of The LORD, Are Near And Most Dear To Him!” (Psalms 145:18-19)
Premise Question: When one is close to being in panic mode, having a strong desire, with a huge sense of urgency, to be close to The LORD, attempting to seek, approach, or call upon The Name of The LORD, while in the midst of experiencing deep despair and distressing desperation, absolutely in dire straights of needing to be helped and rescued by Him; what kind of attitude and mind set will assure that one gets the attention and help that is so desperately required and needed, and that, in fact, can only come from Him?
“The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.” (Psalms 145:18-19 NLT)
The LORD, whom is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, draws close by, coming alongside, right next to, all those who, with a sincere heart, filled with integrity and truth, will call upon The LORD; for all who do, are near and most dear to Him. He, The LORD, joyfully gives and satisfies every need, as well as, fulfilling the deepest desires, of all those who will give Him all the honor and the glory, all the praise and all the worship, in reverential awe, that’s due Him. The LORD Himself, inclines His ear, by intently leaning towards and listening to the desperate lamenting and most grievous cries for help, that come from the depths of all those who are suffering deep within their souls; saving and delivering them out of all of their sorrow and from their distressing desperation and disconsolate despair. (Psalm 145:18-19 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Any seeking, approaching or calling upon The Name of The LORD, for any reason, desperate need or not, must always be done with an authentically sincere heart, that’s full of integrity and truth and accompanied by humility and contriteness. One must exhibit a child-like believing faith, that simply trusts, with sure implicitly and an expectant and voracious hope, that is earnestly expressed and requested, as a prayer of importunity, unto The LORD. One must also be desperate for Him and His presence, by searching and seeking Him only, with their whole heart, mind, and strength; desiring to draw ever closer to Him, knowing that in so doing, He will reciprocate and draw ever closer to them, even coming along beside them, hearing their distressing desperation cries for help and seeing their disconsolate despair, and then, responding to them, each, according to their needs, and then, ultimately rescuing them from their disparaging and utterly hopeless plight! Put your faith and confidence, place your hope and trust, in The LORD; for He is always going to be close to those who call upon His Name! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/31/15- “Papa God’s Holy Light Living Inside Of Us!” (John 8:12)
Premise Question: Is it possible for a person to be unaware that they’re even unaware of the darkness and depravity they’re living in, even to the point of fully believing, thinking, determining and then accepting, that the darkness and depravity that they’re living in is full of light and life; when in reality, is actually full of eternal death, annihilation and utter destruction?
“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12 NLT)
When Jesus again, began to address those who had gathered in the temple courts, at the break of dawn, to hear Him teach and expound upon the Scriptures; He declared unto them without equivocation, but with exactness and clarity, “I Am the resplendent radiance and source of all life and light in the world. For I Am not only the igniter and spark of life, but the total illumination of all enlightenment. I Am the blaze that has been burning even before time began, as the eternal flame, never to be extinguished holy fire of The Almighty Sovereign LORD GOD. Therefore, whoever chooses to pursue Me, with their whole being, spirit, soul and body, will never be hopelessly lost, stumbling around in the darkness and depravity of this world, with it’s perverse system, but will have Papa God’s Holy Light, living inside of them, leading, guiding and directing their steps, in this life.” (John 8:12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Yes, I believe it is possible to be so unaware of your surroundings that you are completely deluded and deceived and literally unaware that you are in darkness, without the ability to clearly see or perceive the depth of depravity and darkness that is all encompassing, enveloping and pervading every part of your life! It’s been said; “how great the darkness must be that is called light!” We are even warned about the evil one that may appear to be light and full of life, but in reality is only full of lies, deceit and empty promises of satisfaction and fulfillment, and only always delivers a life full of shame, degradation, guilt, remorse, spiritual depravity and ultimately a loss of everything, leading to eternal death and separation from the glorious, full of tranquil peace and refreshing joy, of the presence of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. Thank You Papa God, that You sent The Light that shone in the land full of darkness and that the people living there in the darkness can now see The Light and be led out of the captivity and depravity of the darkness, to be completely set free, to walk, live and flourish, in The Light of Your presence, by having every step they take in this life, being directed, led and guided, by the presence of Your Light and Spirit living in them, to do Your will, fulfill Your purpose and to be pleasing to You in all that they will ever do and say. Dear LORD GOD, Light of the world, shine Your Light through all of us into this world and into the lives of those that are being held captive, in its darkness and depravity, in order to bring release and deliverance to all those who are unaware that they’re even unaware of the depth of the darkness and depravity that is having a huge influence and significant impact upon them! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/30/15- “He Is The Bedrock Of Our Salvation!” (Psalms 18:2)
Premise Question: Is there another Bedrock, or rock, other than The LORD GOD Almighty, where upon, we could reliably build our lives, that would be as trustworthy, being absolutely dependably safe, sound and secure, giving us complete solace, serenity and success, while affording and providing us with much needed and greatly desired relief, aid and deliverance, a new life and eternal salvation; and that would also, truly be fulfilling, satisfying and refreshing, by renewing our strength and giving us real everlasting rest?
“The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.” (Psalms 18:2 NLT)
The LORD, who is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, The Creator of Heaven and earth and every thing therein, He is my firm foundation, my solid bedrock of hope and security, my strong, fortified, impenetrable citadel and my faithful Rescuer and Emancipator from bondage and the consequences of all my sin; which is eternal damnation, resulting in certain death. The Almighty is my LORD GOD, the strong tower of strength that I quickly run into to take safe shelter, be at rest and completely protected from all that besets and hounds me. He, The LORD, is my buffer, as a shield, He surrounds me with His powerful presence and He is my safe mountain peak retreat, as He lifts me up and out of all trouble, with His redeeming love, His magnificent mercy and wonderful grace, that keeps me eternally secure, hidden in His divine presence, His everlasting safe haven. (Psalms18:2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Nope! There is not another trustworthy, or reliably dependable, Bedrock or Rock, whereby, one could choose to build their entire life upon; that would assure and guarantee them being totaling successful in attaining the granting, by The LORD GOD Almighty, of a completely satisfying, absolutely fulfilling, flourishing and most refreshing, everlasting life of peace and rest. He is the only one that we can, with great confidence and assurance, run to and into, as a fortified strong tower of power, of strength and protection, which will safely shield and secure us from all danger, harm and evil. There is only One True Rock of our salvation! He is The Cornerstone that the builders rejected! He is The Foundational Stone of a whole new way of life to live our lives! For we have been set free from the law of sin and death. Set free to be all that He has divinely planned and purposed for our lives. Set free to become and do much more than we would ever be able to achieve or accomplish on our own, doing things our own way, being led down a path that may seem right to us, but ultimately leads us astray and onto the path of destruction and eternal death. There is only One Name, whereby, one can be rescued, delivered and saved from this corrupted and evil dark world. His Name is Jesus Christ, The Rock, The Cornerstone, The Foundation Stone of our salvation and only way of escape from sin! Every other way, stone or rock, is merely nothing more than a mirage of shifting and sinking sand! Choose to build your house (life) upon The Rock that won’t crack—Jesus Christ, The Solid Rock! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/30/15- “We Are Papa God’s Incredible Handiwork, His Masterpiece!” (Ephesians 2:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/30/15- “We are Papa God’s Incredible Handiwork, His Masterpiece!” (Ephesians 2:10)
Premise Question: What is Papa God’s perfectly designed plan and divine purpose and will for all of humankind?
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT)
The art and skill it took to make us what we are, a unique, one of a kind creation, is beyond our comprehension, for we are wonderfully shaped, by the work of Papa God’s hands, brought into being out of His own imaginative design, made new in Christ, in order to perform honorable, virtuous, worthy of excellence, righteous good works; which by the way, was already in Papa God’s prepared plan for us, as believers, well in advance and even before we were saved or perhaps yet even born into this world, so as, to carry out and do, by bringing to fruition, His ultimate divine purpose and plan of reconciliation for all of humankind! (Ephesians 2:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: To ultimately bring all of humankind, whosoever will, back into right standing and intimate fellowship, in an honorable and beautiful relationship, with Him, Papa God and His Son Jesus Christ, The Creator of Heaven and earth, humankind and everything therein, and to also do His good work and will, by fulfilling His divinely designed, perfect will, holy purpose and ultimate plan! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/29/15- “Our Boasting Should Never Be In Or About Ourselves, But Only In And About God And God Alone!” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/29/15- “Our Boasting Should Never Be In Or About Ourselves, But Only In And About God And God Alone!” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Premise Question: Concerning the provision of our freedom, our redemption, new life and our eternal salvation, is it ever appropriate to boast in or about anything or anyone, other than Papa God and His Only Son Jesus Christ?
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT)
For it is only because of Papa God’s unmerited favor, His loving kindness and His unfailing great love shown towards you, that you’ve been rescued and redeemed from certain death, becoming righteous members, in right standing, in The Company of The Redeemed; and this, because of your personal confession of faith and belief in His Son, Jesus Christ, when you placed your complete trust and reliance on and in Him. And even then, it’s not based on anything that’s been generated by your best behavior, significantly important actions or your good deeds; for there’s not any sort of effort, work or accomplishment that you can do or attempt to do, that will suffice; as it is indeed solely based entirely upon His love for you and His free merciful gift of salvation, provided by and through the mighty works of Papa God Himself and His Son. Papa God has done it in this way and manner, so that, there wouldn’t ever be any personal aggrandizement, by anyone; for when it comes to our salvation, there’s no boasting allowed, except in The LORD GOD Almighty, and what He has done for each one of us. (Ephesians 2:8-9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: When it comes right down to it, unless we are willing to truthfully address, consider or speak about the only reason we have our freedom, redemption, new life and eternal salvation, we will be forever lost! For we must first come into the full realization, complete acceptance and ultimate understanding, that, as far as there being anything or something that we can effectively do, be, say, earn or ever deserve, or even that we personally could ever have anything to do with, have any real bearing on, or whether or not we can achieve it on our own, or that somehow, someway, perhaps we may possibly have the innate ability to be redeemed and rescued from certain death and being eternally separated from the eternal presence of Papa God and His Son, our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, on our own and outside of the only way that Papa God has offered and provided for all of us; then unfortunately, we would be woefully misguided and sadly mistaken! In essence, essentially all that we can do, is to acquiesce, assent, concur, consent and come into agreement, with Papa God’s divine purpose and will for our lives.
So no, no one can do it on their own, as everyone is completely dependent upon Papa God’s love, mercy and grace, for salvation; therefore, it is not ever appropriate for anyone to boast about anyone or anything, other than boasting about what Papa God and His Only Son Jesus Christ has done for us, in rescuing and redeeming us from certain death and eternal damnation and punishment without end!
Thank You Papa God, that at the very moment we first confessed with our mouths and believed in our hearts, that Jesus Christ is LORD, by calling on His Name for deliverance from our own sin and the darkness and evil one of this world; that it is at that very moment that salvation, eternal life, redemption and freedom became ours forevermore; for The Light of the world, in the person and presence of The Spirit of The LORD, comes to live, by taking up personal residence, to forever dwell, deep within the within of each our innermost beings, even our hearts!
Remember, no matter what we can spectacularly ever do, be or accomplish, in or with our lives, in this life, it will still only ever be nothing but dirty laundry; stained and soiled with our guilty sin and shame! Only Papa God, through the efficacious shed blood of His Son, can completely cleanse and remove all the guilty sin, stains and shame from our lives. Blessings…