Month: December 2015
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/21/15- “A Word Of Comfort And Assurance Given To Joseph And All Of Humankind!” (Matthew 1:21)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/21/15- “A Word Of Comfort And Assurance Given To Joseph And All Of Humankind!” (Matthew 1:21)
Premise Question: What are we to do today with the message Papa God delivered to Joseph, concerning Papa God’s Only Begotten Son?
“And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”” (Matthew 1:21 NLT)
The Angel Gabriel, in speaking to Joseph, on behalf of, as well as, being the mouthpiece of Papa God, tells him that Mary, his betrothed, will bring forth a child of The Most High; The Anointed One, a Son, and that he, Joseph, is to confer upon Him the name Jesus. This particular name carries, within its title, The Savior of humankind, for it is He, that will rescue humanity from the certain plight of their transgressions, which is, first and foremost, that of being eternally separated from the presence of Their Creator; thereby, causing them to miss out on Papa God’s mercy and His divine and gracious, loving purpose for their lives. (Matthew 1:21 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Pause for a moment to ponder the incredible amount of confidence and trust that Papa God had in Mary and Joseph…Wow! It’s almost too difficult to grasp or fathom. Now, take another pause and reality check, of the fact that Papa God, still today, is placing His complete confidence and full assurance in us, by entrusting each one of us to continue to share, with everyone, this great and marvelous message of Good News truth and His great comfort and love. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/20/15- “Sent To Save—Not To Judge!” (John 3:17)
Premise Question: What must one do, in order to take full advantage of the wonderful provision made by Papa God, on behalf of His beloved and greatly cherished, made in His image creation, humankind?
“God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:17 NLT)
For The Supreme Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth and everything therein, committed His beloved, His Only Begotten Son, to the earth, dispatching Him to dwell in the midst of humankind, not for the purpose of pointing the finger of condemnation at them, or denouncing them; nor was it to pronounce them guilty, and then pass a sentence of punishment upon them, but to come to their rescue, by delivering them out of the darkness and the eternal punishing fire, into His glorious light, setting them free, with an emancipation proclamation of redemption, that includes an escape clause, from certain death and damnation, through Him, The Savior of humankind. (John 3:17 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Papa God, The Creator of everything, has provided us, all of humanity, with a one way ticket, in order to escape certain eternal death and damnation. For it’s only through His Son, The LORD Jesus Christ, who came, “to seek and to save” a lost and without hope, if not for Him, those, of humankind, who will call upon His Name for eternal salvation. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/19/15- “God Is Personally With Us!” (Isaiah 7:14)
Premise Question: What meaning does The Prophet Isaiah’s prophecy, concerning The Savior of humankind, have and hold for us today?
“All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” (Isaiah 7:14 NLT)
As a direct consequence of you, oh king Ahaz, being afraid to trust and try The LORD, per His direct request and command to you, and because you are also full of false humility, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty Himself will affix His personal signature to a confirming manifestation, a sign, with the message of redemption, for all people everywhere, thus, obligating Himself to fulfill it in this most spectacular and miraculous way: A young, undefiled, pure woman, having not yet been with a man, will become pregnant, without ever having been with a man, and she shall bring forth and deliver, by giving birth too, The Deliverer and Savior of humankind, for He is The Divine Immaculate only Son of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, and she will call Him by this Name, Immanuel, which means, God is personally with us. (Isaiah 7:14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What the prophet Isaiah was prophesying and looking forward to, we now can look back to, as we are now given the opportunity to be able to personally experience everyday, the wonderful peace, the glorious manifestation and everlasting presence of The LORD Jesus Christ, The Redeemer of humankind, by and through The Spirit of Papa God Himself, being in our daily lives, and then, throughout all of eternity! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/18/15- “Live Just—Live Right, Live Just Right!” (Proverbs 21:3)
Premise Question: How is it even a remote possibility for someone or anyone to live right and be pleasing in The LORD’s sight?
“The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.” (Proverbs 21:3 NLT)
To be virtuous and to walk blameless before The LORD and humankind, ends up being the most important principles we can follow in this life. It’s also what is most pleasing to Him; therefore, it is the most appropriate, honorable and acceptable thing that we could ever offer up to The LORD GOD Almighty, for it is not in the degree or amount of what we may give up, walk away from, avoid, abstain from, abandon, forgo or eschew, that counts for anything, but it’s all in the way we live and comport our lives. (Proverbs 21:3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In our own strength, talents, abilities and wherewithal, we can never buy, earn, work for or ever give enough, whereby, it would ever suffice; have the ability or even begin to have the capacity, to qualify, satisfy, please or be acceptable to The LORD! But, we can do all things and more, with The LORD’s divine help, and we will and can be filled with His justice and righteousness; when we choose to be in agreement with Him, by walking in complete obedience and in accordance with His Word, and His greatest desire and divine plan and purpose for our lives. It is then and only then, thereby, that we can and will have the capacity to live, Just Right! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/17/15- “I’m All In, With My Whole Heart!” (Psalms 119:10)
Premise Question: What place, position, preeminence and precedence should seeking, serving and worshipping The LORD have, be and take in our lives?
“I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands.”
(Psalms 119:10 NLT)
I, therefore, completely surrender my entire being, not holding anything back or in reserve, but with a deliberate diligence, abandon myself wholeheartedly, to serving and worshiping You alone, The One True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty; so, my dear LORD GOD Almighty, I urgently and with a sincere heart, humbly request that You help me, by keeping me from ever deviating, stumbling or leaving Your righteous path, that You, O LORD, have clearly marked and paved, with Your life giving, sustaining and preserving commandments, for my life. (Psalm 119:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Seeking, serving and worshiping The LORD should never be relegated to something we just poke or pick at, or just have in our lives as an enjoyable hobby or as an activity that we use as a way to socialize. We should and must abandon ourselves completely to Him; His righteous way and His perfect will and His divine purpose for our lives. You’ve heard it said before…”Either The LORD is LORD of all or He’s not LORD at all!” Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/16/15- “A Faith That Pleases Papa God!” (Hebrews 11:6)
Premise Question: Is your faith pleasing and award worthy to Papa God?
“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NLT)
And if it be your great aim and desire, in your life, to please Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, with your life; then, when you humbly, but with boldness, approach His Splendid Magnificence, you must first exhibit an authentic strong belief and certitude in the reality of His existence, for without an authentic faith, it’s quite absurd, as well as, a complete exercise in futility, to ever think you’ll have any success in pleasing Him! And, one other premise to fully understand and accept, for it is a promise that He, Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Himself shall fulfill; that is, He will always give a just recompense award, to all those who intentionally make it their purpose and life’s quest, to diligently pursue Him and to do His will. (Hebrews 11:6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Our greatest quest, being our most sincere desire and aim in life, should always be, to please Papa God, The LORD GOD Almighty, by exhibiting a faith that believes He exists and is willing to do His bidding, in order to accomplish, His divine purpose and will for our lives. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/15/15- “The Paradox Of Our Tongues!” (James 3:9-10)
Premise Question: What is the determining factor and condition, as it relates to whether or not it’s cursing or blessing that comes out of our mouths, being uttered by our very own tongues?
“Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!” (James 3:9-10 NLT)
My dearly and most beloved family, of The Most High, we have an all too common practice, that is paradoxical in nature, of expressing, by uttering praises and blessings, with acclamation, exaltation, admiration, laudation and commendation, unto our LORD and Savior and Papa God, while at the same time, coming out of the same mouth and with the same tongue, we utter profanity, filled with condemnation, denunciation, abomination, damnation and a commination of curses, directed towards our fellow humankind; which, by the way, were also formed, shaped and modeled, by The LORD GOD Almighty Himself, to be a representation of His Own Likeness. What is this then, that I’m hearing coming from your mouths; both, expressions of appreciation, grateful homage, with high acclaim and devotion, as well as, expressions of profane obscenities that are blasphemous, filled with obloquious hurtful abusive language? My most beloved and cherished fellow family members of The Company of The Redeemed, this should not be occurring, as it is completely unacceptable and incongruent behavior, that should absolutely never be a part of our common practice, as believers. (James 3:9-10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What ends up coming out of our mouths, which is uttered by our tongues, is more often times than naught, determined by the content of our hearts. One more salient point to consider: When we curse others, who have been created in Papa God’s likeness, we, in essence, are essentially cursing The Creator of humankind. Remember, it is always out of the abundance of what is in our hearts, that determines the expressions and how the mouth ends up speaking; whether it be blessing or cursing! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/14/15- “We Get What We Ask For And What’s Best For Us, When It’s What He Wants For Us!” (1 John 5:14-15)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/14/15- “We Get What We Ask For And What’s Best For Us, When It’s What He Wants For Us!” (1 John 5:14-15)
Premise Question: Do we, can we, as children of The Most High, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, get and have what we ask of Him?
“And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” (1 John 5:14-15 NLT)
This is the certain certitude, that we confidently possess, being fully assured, with extraordinary courage, as we draw near, even extremely close, to the very manifest presence, of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty: it’s knowing that if we make a request, that is entirely congruent with His divine design, perfect purpose and wonderful plan for our lives, which pleases Him, then, He is pre-disposed to incline His ear and heart towards us and listens with rapt attention. And, because we are not in the dark, or unaware of the fact that He listens to us, when we offer up our petitions, requests and entreaties, that are pleasing to Him; then, no matter what we request, we are already fully assured of having all that we have requested of Him! (1 John 5:14-15 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Oh what a blessing it is for us and others, when our requests of The LORD are pleasing to Him, because they fulfill His divine purpose and wonderful plan for our lives and the lives of others. It’s also wonderful knowing, that when we ask anything, according to His will, we have it, for it is already a work in progress and is part of the necessary process. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/13/15- “He, The LORD, Will Make You Strong!” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Premise Question: How often and when does The LORD GOD Almighty make us, His precious and beloved children, strong?
“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT)
But the magnificent and most merciful LORD GOD Almighty set me straight, with this greatly encouraging admonition: “My ever faithful, loving kindness is all that you will ever need, it will always suffice, for My efficacious ability to accomplish and fulfill My divine design, will and purpose for your life, becomes ideal and absolutely impeccable, when in your frailty, inadequacies, infirmities and afflictions, you choose to completely rely upon Me!” Now that, is the reason why I’m more than happy and joyful to speak, with excessive pride, in an exaggerated manner and grandiose fashion, about my inglorious inadequacies, frail infirmities and noisome afflictions; knowing full well that The LORD GOD Almighty Himself is empowering me to do all that He desires, fulfilling and accomplishing in me and through me, His divine design, purpose and will for my life and ultimately, all for His Glory. (2 Corinthians 12:9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: He does it always through His sufficient grace and by His power. For He, The LORD GOD Almighty, will always make us strong, in our weaknesses, as we choose to rely on His strength and not our own. Sometimes though, our own strengths can become our weaknesses, when we choose to rely on them, rather than relying upon The LORD’S strength and all sufficient grace. But, even still, in our own strength/weaknesses, when yielded to Him, He will make us strong! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/12/15- “Finish Strong, Complete Your Divine Assignment!” (Acts 20:24)
Premise Question: What should be the most important aspect and factor of completing the divine assignment given to us, by The LORD Himself?
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” (Acts 20:24 NLT)
Notwithstanding, it matters very little to me, with regard to what may or may not happen to me personally, for I deem and recognize that my existence has very little value or usefulness, except, for only one reason and divine purpose, that of being entirely spent on what is most important to me, being my greatest aspiration; which is, to wrap-up and complete with a flourish, my life’s only ambition, the great undertaking, that The LORD Jesus Christ personally charged and assigned me with, entrusting to me the divine assignment of His divine purpose of announcing, with huge fanfare, a declaration of the “best and greatest news” humankind has ever or would ever receive, telling everyone that I have the privilege of coming in contact or have opportunity to interact with, have influence on, or in some way, might impact, of the incomparable and wonderful Good News of Papa God’s unfailing, extravagantly gracious, loving kindness. ( Acts 20:24 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, should make it our ultimate goal and aim in life, to finish strong, by completing the divinely assigned task of the “Great Commission” that has been entrusted to each one of us, by The LORD Jesus Christ, Himself; which of course is, telling everyone, everywhere, as we have opportunity, of Papa God’s great love, magnificent mercy and His wonderful saving grace. The Apostle Paul tells us that he gave his all, spent his all and became all he ever needed to become, in order to have the best and blest opportunity of reaching out to everyone, everywhere, no matter who they were or from whence they came, so that, perhaps, they might respond to the Good News and be eternally saved! The famous 19th century evangelist and teacher, D. L. Moody, had his own unique experience of not giving an opportunity to those who had attended his meeting one night, to respond to the message of the Good News and it was later that night, that the conflagration that is known as the Chicago Fire, broke out, with many perishing that night in the fire. It has been purported that of those that died in the fire that frightful night, many had been in D. L. Moody’s meeting earlier that night. It had such an impact upon the evangelist that he vowed to not ever close another meeting without giving a clear and strong presentation of the Good News to those in attendance, by granting them an opportunity to be forever changed now and for eternity, by the power and presence of a loving, most merciful and gracious Papa God through His Son, The LORD and Savior of humankind, Jesus Christ. One of my favorite quotes attributed to D. L. Moody is: “No man (one) ever sent by God is a failure!” The message that I’ve always taken from this quote is, no matter the outcome or results of whatever we do or wherever we may go, the most important aspect and what factors most, is that we have answered and been obedient to the call to go and faithfully finish strong, by completing the task and divine assignment given to us; therefore, we should and most necessarily leave the outcome and results to The LORD! Blessings…
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