Month: February 2016

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/29- “Delights And Desires!” (Psalms 37:4)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/29- “Delights And Desires!” (Psalms 37:4)

Premise Question: What does it mean to take delight in The LORD, and just how does one do it?

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”
(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Be filled with rapturous joy and gleeful delight, as you enter into, being fully engaged in, the presence of The LORD, and He, The LORD GOD Almighty Himself, shall lavishly endow and bestow upon you, by granting and fulfilling your deepest longings and cravings, that, with assured certitude, shall bring you great satisfaction, fulfillment, refreshing and utter enjoyment, with perfect peace, being established in the innermost and deepest part of your unique disposition and inclination, at the very center of who you are and were divinely created, with purpose, to become. (Psalm 37:4 PDCP) Blessings…

Bottom Line: The true and authentic understanding of what it means to take delight in The LORD and how one truly does it, starts with our heart and attitude towards Him—in giving Him the honor, respect and reverential awe that is due Him—in how we choose to celebrate and cherish Him and His matchless, being the most magnificent and splendidly glorious Name, which is above and beyond every other name known and unknown to humankind—in our gleeful rejoicing and in our abandoned joyful praise and worship offered to Him, as He is to reign supreme above everyone and everything else in our lives—in our devotion and service to Him, offering, submitting and yielding our time, treasure and talent unto Him for the accomplishment and fulfillment of His divine purpose and will for our lives, which will, as a direct result of our actions and attitude, be absolutely pleasing to Him, as well as greatly benefit us, in that He will grant us the true desires of our heart—and finally, a true and positive indication (sign) that proves that we are taking delight in The LORD is, by and through our adoration, admiration, appreciation and obedience to Him and His wonderfully perfect, life-giving Holy Word! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/28- “Nailed And Crucified Them!” (Galatians 5:24)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/28- “Nailed And Crucified Them!” (Galatians 5:24)

Premise Question: What does it mean, as believers, to truly belong to Christ?

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭24‬ NLT)

All those who are a part of The Company of The Redeemed, are in a unique, irrevocable trust, relationship with Jesus Christ, The LORD, and therefore, now belong exclusively to Him; and having done the right thing, when they nailed, by fastening securely, and putting to death, on the very cross Christ was crucified, their innate, inherently depraved, corrupt nature, with all of its insatiable, inordinate affections and cravings to be self satisfied and fulfilled, were crucified on that cross. (Galatians 5:24 PDCP)

Bottom Line: When we truly belong to Christ, we will no longer yield ourselves to the influence and control of our old natural born self, with all of its inclinations, propensities and proclivities, (appetites) but will make it our aim, with The LORD’s help and enabling, to always yield ourselves to be led, guided and influenced, by The Spirit of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, and our reborn, regenerative new nature, which has as its greatest desire, to please and honor our gracious LORD and merciful Papa God! “Keep your heart free of debris, flush the flesh and stay refreshed,” by always dying to self and not satisfying and fulfilling the utterly depraved and completely corrupt sinful nature. Check out these scrips: (Romans 8, Colossians 3:5) Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/27- “Verbal And Mental Abuse!” (1 Samuel 1:7)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/27- “Verbal And Mental Abuse!” (1 Samuel 1:7)

Premise Question: What can we take and learn, from the harassing verbal and mental abusive attacks suffered by Hannah, from her close rival, and then apply it to our own similar experiences, of agonizing anguish, that we have gone through or presently may be going through?

This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
(‭1 Samuel‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ NIV)

Every year, like clockwork and without there ever being a respite; when it came time to go up to The LORD’S House to offer up the yearly homage, Peninnah, Hannah’s main rival for vying for her husband’s time, attention, love and affection and who she felt like she had to prove her value too, would be merciless in her harassing, pestering, taunting, demeaning, badgering, poking and provoking Hannah, to the point of, making her so upset and distraught, that she would become completely overwhelmed with anguish and grievous sorrow, which would give way to times of inconsolable crying, accompanied by excruciating pain in her heart, that made her feeling like it was going to break and explode right out of her chest. This would leave her completely exasperated and would cause her to even lose her desire to eat.
(1 Samuel 1:7 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Before, during and after: Before this verse, we are considering, Hannah was constantly being harassed and irritated by her rival, because she was barren, which by he way, was all part of Papa God’s divine plan and will for Hannah’s life, but also, before this verse, her husband had accepted and honored her even though she had not provided any offspring, son or daughter, even to the point of honoring her with a double portion, to show just how much he favored and loved her more than her torturing rival.

During the time of this verse, we are considering, Hannah wasn’t able to clearly see or experience, much less even embrace the love and acceptance, that her husband was continually expressing towards her, because she was overwhelmed and focussed on the abuse.

After, this verse, we are looking at, we find Hannah’s husband pleading with her to accept his love and to not be overwhelmed by her barrenness, but Hannah responds, by running away from the presence of the loving arms and embrace of her husband and into the loving embrace of Papa God, crying and pouring her heart out to The LORD.

So, the obvious question is: How many times do we not see the love and support of others, around us, because we are so focussed and overwhelmed by the verbal harassing, the mental anguish and abuse of the circumstances and situations that we are experiencing, so much so, that we just can’t seem to rise above it, to the place of being an Overcomer; which, by the way, because of The LORD we are, if we will cry out to Him, pouring ourselves out before Him, accepting and trusting that He will deliver us in His perfect time, in order to fulfill His divine purpose and will for our lives! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/26- “Little With Fear VS Abundance With Trouble!” (Proverbs 15:16)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/26- “Little With Fear VS Abundance With Trouble!” (Proverbs 15:16)

Premise Question: Is this concept, found in Papa God’s Holy Wisdom Book, (that we are better off having a meager existence with a healthy reverential awe for The LORD, rather than, to possess an unusually large fortune that’s accompanied by inner strife and unrest) truly something that we, as believers, accept, believe and practice?

Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭16‬ NLT)

Even though it may seem insane, or a nonsensical concept to accept, believe or practice, it is much more preferable, being full of superior wisdom, to live and have a meager existence, with a healthy reverential awe for The LORD, rather than, an unusually large, extravagant fortune, accompanied by internal turbulence, tumult and great unrest. (Proverbs 15:16 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Perhaps the answer to this question can be addressed with: It all depends on the perspective that you’re coming from and the experience you’ve had, in life! For, if on the one hand, you’ve always been blessed with an abundance of wealth and you’ve never had the opportunity to know what it’s like to live on a meager existence, it is incongruent to you, and therefore, you may not be able to relate. While, on the other hand, if you’ve always been challenged to live on a sparse amount, having never experienced what it’s like to live with an over abundance of riches, then you may have a difficult time in accepting the concept, as well, but just from a completely different perspective. So, what source should and can we believe, as being true and, who and where do we go for the definitive, being superior, answer? Let’s look at Paul The Apostle: He said that he had lived in both scenarios and had come to understand that the secret was to learn to be content, no matter what the scenario. (Philippians 4:11-12) Paul also tells Timothy that true godliness, with contentment, is itself great wealth. Because after all, in actuality, we were born with nothing and there’s not anything we’ll be able to take with us when we leave this world. So, we ought to be content if we have enough to eat and clothes to wear. Paul goes on to say to Timothy, that those who desire to become rich, may open themselves up to all kinds of tempting snares and thus, could be subject to falling for them, with devastating repercussions. He continues with, the love of money, not money itself, but the inordinate affection of money, is the “tap root” of all kinds of nefarious activities and one with that root in their life, could end up with a boatload of regrets and plenty of sorrows! (1 Timothy 6:6-10) Now we could continue this discussion, but for the sake of space and time, let me leave you with a couple other scrips to consider: (Mark 4:19, Matthew 6:20, Luke 12:34). Finally, no matter what scenario we may be experiencing, in life, let’s believe, accept, receive and put into practice, the wise counsel of The LORD, and then, experience true wealth, which is, godliness, with contentment. Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/25- “THE Strong Tower!” (Proverbs 18:10)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/25- “THE Strong Tower!” (Proverbs 18:10)

Premise Question: Where can the upright of The Most High go, with full assurance, that it is a trustworthy, safe and secure place; and, who do they run to, with complete confidence, for the ultimate in reliable protection?

The name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭10‬ NLT)

There is only one name, known to humankind, that is designated as a mighty, impregnable, fortified tower of strength, both by reputation and by actual mighty deeds performed, and that also has all power and all authority, in Heaven and on earth; whereby, the upright of The Most High, can with absolute assurance and complete confidence, always run into for absolute, reliable and certain protection, knowing they’ll be eternally safe and sound, in the presence of His Name, The Name of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. (Proverbs 18:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: There is only one designated place, only one designated name, The Name of The LORD, THE One and only, who is above all else; He, The LORD alone, is designated as THE Strong Tower, a fortified citadel of safety and protection, comfort and peace, with healing, eternal rejoicing and everlasting joy forevermore! If you haven’t already done it, it’s time to make haste and not anymore time waste, quickly run into The Place of His Name, for the ultimate safe, trustworthy and dependable, reliable and absolutely certain, protection of The Name of The LORD GOD Almighty! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/24- “Obey “THIS” law—Servants Of The Most High!” (Galatians 6:2)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/24- “Obey “THIS” law—Servants Of The Most High!” (Galatians 6:2)

Premise Question: What is, “THIS” law, and why is all the focus specifically on, “THIS” law?

Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.
(Galatians‬ ‭6‬:‭2‬ NLT)

Help those who’ve been waylaid by the vicissitudes and vagaries of life or even their own faults, missteps or misgivings, by offering to assist them, with a helping hand and the love, comfort and compassion of The LORD. In so doing, you will show that you are allowing The Law of Christ to control you in the way and manner, in which, you respond to those who are carrying and experiencing the burdensome difficulties in their lives. (Galatians 6:2 PDCP)

Bottom Line: What is, “THIS” law? It is the law of love, hope and compassion—The Law of Christ; which is, to show His love, hope and compassion, with gentleness and long suffering toward others, by expressing His love, hope and compassion, in acts of kindness and service toward those who are experiencing difficult and burdensome circumstances and trying times in their lives, which may entail suffering with afflictions, being overwhelmed with anxiety, misfortune, or may have even been overcome by a moral failure, due to their own faults, failings or some hardship. And, why all the focus on “THIS” specific law? Because if we are not fulfilling “THIS” law, The Law of Christ, then, nothing else really matters and we end of being cursed by not fulfilling “THIS” law of love, hope and compassion—The Law of Christ! For when all is said and done, the only thing that really matters, in this life, is our faith in Christ, expressing itself in love, hope and compassion, in helping and serving others! (Galatians 1:10, 5:6b, 14, 2:16c) Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/23- “The Correct Perception!” (Proverbs 21:2)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/23- “The Correct Perception!” (Proverbs 21:2)

Premise Question: Under whose perception and impression, of how you are living and comporting your daily life, are you being influenced by; your own understanding of how you see yourself, The LORD’S perception and examination of you and your heart, or perhaps others impression and how they respond to you, or is it some combination of the three?

People may be right in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their heart. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭21‬:‭2‬ NLT)

Even though most of humankind may actually believe that the way they see things and perceive themselves and life in general, is the absolute correct perception, there is another, though, whose perception is perfect, being flawless, without defect; for it is He, The LORD, who carefully scrutinizes, by probing deeply into the intentions and motives of our innermost being, even our hearts. (Proverbs 21:2 PDCP)

Bottom Line: It’s vitally important to understand the significance of having the correct view and proper perception of ourselves and the world around us. We don’t have the capacity to do this on our own. We must be willing to submit all that we think, perceive and believe that we are comprehending, to The LORD and His Holy Writ first, for His appraisal and stamp of approval. Then, we ought to have others in our lives, individuals who are spiritual, that we allow to speak into our lives; but, we should determine and make sure that those we’ve allowed to have influence over us, by speaking into our lives, that they also are submitted to The LORD and His Holy Writ as well, by having and allowing individuals, who are spiritual, to speak into their lives.

Dear LORD, purify our thoughts, our intentions and the motives of our hearts, so that we will have the correct perception! Search me, O LORD! Blessings…

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