Month: November 2015
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/23/15- “Impossible To Describe, For It Is Beyond Any Human Words One Can Express!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/23/15- “Impossible To Describe, For It Is Beyond Any Human Words One Can Express!”(2 Corinthians 9:15)
Premise Question: Has there ever been, is there now or will there ever be a more incredibly glorious and too wonderful for words, gracious gift given to humankind, than The One given to us, by Papa God, His Son, Jesus Christ?
“Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!” (2 Corinthians 9:15 NLT)
All thanks, with hearts full of overflowing gratitude, be given and exuberantly expressed, to Papa God, the only One True Sovereign LORD God Almighty, maker of Heaven and earth and everything therein, for His most precious and invaluable gift of immeasurable grace and favor; which is too extraordinary to even try and describe with mere words, and which, has now been made available, with complete access, to anyone and everyone, anywhere and everywhere. (2 Corinthians 9:15 PDCP)
Bottom Line: This amazing gift, from The LORD, cannot be earned, for there is no amount of good deeds or behavior that will be sufficient to earn it, nor can it be bought or purchased with gold, silver or any kind of money or tender, for no amount will ever be able to cover the cost of this gift. It also cannot be inherited or handed down, because of family or business influential connections. And finally, it cannot be won by being the winner of a competition, for no amount of training will ever make anyone fast enough or strong enough to win. But, it can be found in only one place and one person; that’s at the cross, upon which the one person, Papa God’s Only Son, Jesus Christ, willingly laid down His life for all who would accept His love, mercy and grace freely given by Him, for their certain rescue from death and their eternal redemptive salvation. So, whether or not we are are able to adequately express our gratitude and thankfulness with our words, we ought to make every effort to do so from the depths of our hearts and with everything that is within us. Why, because no, there hasn’t been, is not now nor will there ever be a more incredibly glorious or wonderfully gracious gift given to humankind, than The One provided by Papa God, when He gave His Son! Blessings…
11/08-SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/08/15- “Love And Embrace The LORD’s Discipline!” (Proverbs 3:11-12)
Premise Question: Why, and for what specific purpose, does The LORD discipline those He cherishes and loves, and how should one respond to The LORD’s discipline, when on the receiving end?
“My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.” (Proverbs 3:11-12 NLT)
My most beloved and precious child, do not regard with contempt, disdain or disgust, The LORD’s faithful instruction and training in righteousness; for it is for your greatest good and benefit, as it produces godliness in you. Rather, welcome and embrace it! Don’t try to hide from it, escape or avoid it, but always relish and revel in it. Be ever thankful for it and take it as a wonderful sign, an indication and beautiful expression, of His great love for you. Furthermore, don’t ever try to circumvent, obfuscate, finagle or manipulate it, but always quickly accept it, with a grateful heart, for you’ll be better off, in so doing. And, whatever you do, refuse to take offense or be annoyed, irritated, irked or indignant, when The LORD decides to reprimand you because of His disapproval of your ungodly behaviors, actions and attitudes. For He only ever brings His directed correction into the lives of those He truly cherishes and dearly loves. Even as a loving and caring earthly parent will administer carefully crafted correction to their own precious child, whom they take the greatest of pleasure, enjoyment and contentment in, knowing that the discipline they administer will bring much benefit to the child; so too, it is for this very reason, that The LORD faithfully administers, with great care, His loving discipline to His own children. (Proverbs 3:11-12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The simple and most obvious reason why The LORD disciplines those He loves, is because His greatest desire is to have a holy, honorable, right, good, satisfying, flourishing and completely fulfilling relationship, with a strong unbreakable connection, that will not ever be disconnected, discontinued or broken, with them. He derives His greatest pleasure and delight from interacting, protecting, providing for and seeing His very own unique creation, revel, rejoice and succeed in life. He, The LORD GOD, The Creator, absolutely adores us, as He has placed His great love and strong affinity for us above all others and everything else in His creation; whether they be in Heaven or on earth. His allegiance and unfailing love shown towards all of humankind, by not holding His best back from them, but freely offering the very best of Himself, in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ and the power and personal presence of His Holy Spirit, to redeem, lead, guide, direct and help them in their daily lives. In all of this, He proves His undying love, care and concern for His very own chosen and unique people.
Now, for the specific purposes, that He disciplines His own, I’ve already touched on, but here is the central core of what His purpose is. He does it for our own good and greatest benefit, as well as, the benefit of others and so that we will not only be completely fit, in spirit, soul and body, but also that we will be fit for The Kingdom and enabled to do the work of The Kingdom. He will be faithful and diligent to make sure that we will become, achieve and do all that we were intentionally designed and created to do. This, because we are His greatest masterpiece and workmanship, in the whole of His creation.
Finally, our response to The LORD’s discipline being administered to us in our daily lives, should be one of gratitude, thankfulness, great appreciation and also, that it is such a huge honor to be so fortunate to be loved and cherished in this manner and fashion, by our creator, The LORD GOD Almighty. So, love and embrace The LORD’s discipline in your life. You can’t go wrong by doing it; and it really is in your best interest and for your greatest good! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/07/15- “This Good News Is To Be Shared With Everyone Everywhere!” (1 Timothy 2:5-6)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/07/15- “This Good News Is To Be Shared With Everyone Everywhere!” (1 Timothy 2:5-6)
Premise Question: As members of The Company of The Redeemed, what should be our prima facie, unchangeable charge and mission in life, and who, in this world, should garner the greatest attention and our utmost focus?
“For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.”
(1 Timothy 2:5-6 NLT)
For there is only one true Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. He is the maker of Heaven and earth and everything therein. There is no other God! There is only one Mediator who can intervene on behalf of all of humankind, by making peace, restoring and reconciling them back together in right relationship with The Creator Papa God—The Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, who willingly became flesh, sent by Papa God, His Heavenly Father, to dwell amongst us as a man, for the express purpose of fulfilling Papa God’s perfectly designed, divinely inspired plan, at His appointed perfect time, when He offered up His only begotten Son, upon the cross, as a ransom paid in full, for the redemption of the whole of humankind; meaning all people everywhere in the world. Now, here is The Good News, which was revealed, witnessed and attested as the truth. Papa God, The Creator of humankind, truly desires that all of humankind, His creation, would be saved. (1Timothy 2:5-6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Our prima facie charge and mission in life, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, is to share the message of great joy and eternal hope; a wonderful and marvelous message of perfect peace and Good News, for all of humankind and the whole earth. The Good News message is timeless, for it is for all time and for everyone, but was delivered to the whole world, by Papa God, just at the right and appointed time; for all those who are orphaned and lost, without hope, helpless or hurting, oppressed or ostracized, harassed or hapless, persecuted or downtrodden; never excluding, ignoring nor overlooking anyone, and leaving no one in a lurch or behind, but reconciling, restoring and renewing, by redeeming and setting free anyone and everyone who accepts The Good News message of hope, by calling on The Name of The LORD Jesus Christ to be saved!
Here is the timeless message of hope: There is only one, true and living, Papa God, who is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, The Creator of Heaven and earth and everything therein. There is only one Mediator and LORD, who has the qualifications, ability and authority to intervene on behalf of humankind, acting as a Paraclete between Papa God and humankind—Jesus Christ. There is only one mission given to us by Papa God, delivered to us through His Only Son Jesus Christ: that is, to seek out those who are lost, in order to share the life giving message of Good News and hope with them, so that, they may have the opportunity to call out upon The Name of The LORD and be delivered, set free and eternally saved! Remember, “if you’re not ministering to the world, then who in the world are you ministering to!” (quote from Tim Sipes) And, “if you’re not focussed on the lost, then you’ve simply lost your focus!” (quote from yours truly) The Good News is to be shared with everyone everywhere! Papa God is depending on us to do it! Blessings…
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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…