Month: August 2016

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/24- “Anger Is For Fools!” (Ecclesiastes 7:9)

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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: 08/24- “Anger Is For Fools!” (Ecclesiastes 7:9)

Premise Question: How does one control and moderate their temperament, so as to, mollify and modify their angry outbursts, and keep their composure?

“Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.” ‭(Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

It’s an absolute imperative that you not be a reactionary person, one who is easily incited in your emotions to “flying off the handle” with a desire to immediately strike back in anger at someone or something, at every turn in life. Refuse to waste your time, energy, resources and talents on being an angry person, for anger will completely destroy all the promise and potential of everything that is good, with the ending result of you being known as someone who resides in the company of fools. (Ecclesiastes 7:9 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Learn to deliberately exercise restraint, holding in check your tongue, emotions and reactionary angry outbursts, by having trained yourself, with the efficacious help of The LORD, to always be measured and balanced in your response to things that happen and also in your response to others.

Always stay composed, with the self being controlled by The Spirit of Christ living inside you, so when you respond to things and others, you’re doing it in an appropriate fashion and manner, within the proper limits and accepted spiritual boundaries, rather than being controlled by your present situation or circumstances, or your mental, physical, emotional state of mind or even your attitudinal disposition, by having an extreme and intense reaction, with the resulting consequences of losing all sense of propriety and composure!

Humility is always going to be the most prudent and wise way to comport ourselves, as it will greatly enhance our ability to respond appropriately, rather than becoming angry and reactionary.

Choosing to be humble also enables us to mollify (soften and reduce), as well as, modify (alter and lessen), having the capability to make the adjustments necessary, in order to stay composed and under control, without becoming angry and ill tempered, which causes us to have and exhibit an angry reaction, which then leads to others looking at and perceiving us as foolish, imbalanced, and perhaps, somewhat crazy.

Finally, humility will not only help us keep our composure, but will keep us in the serene presence of The LORD’s perfect peace and harmonious tranquility.

Please take note, and remember that anger is for fools, not the people of Papa God! Therefore, refuse to be identified as a member of the company of fools, by controlling your temper, with The LORD’s help, at all times! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/23- “A Delightful Crown Of Victory!” (Psalms 149:4)

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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: 08/23- “A Delightful Crown Of Victory!” (Psalms 149:4)

Premise Question: How can it be that our total surrender is what guarantees our ultimate and complete victory in life?

“For the LORD delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.”
‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭149:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

For The One True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty Himself takes great pleasure in filling His own precious and most cherished people, The Company of The Redeemed, with exuberant joy, satisfaction and fulfillment; for He places upon their heads, all those who walk in humility before Him, a guaranteed triumphant glorious crown, that will never fade, nor can it ever be taken away in defeat, as they, His people, have delightfully pleased The LORD in their humble surrender to Him, and have therefore, been rewarded the everlasting crown of victory! (Psalms 149:4 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Our ultimate triumph and crown of victory is inextricably tied to our humility and total surrender to The LORD GOD Almighty. For when we please and truly delight The LORD, by totally and completely surrendering everything to Him, it causes Him to honor and reward us, by conferring upon us a glorious victors crown of everlasting joy, peace, righteousness, and eternal life.

Our ultimate victory, is therefore, absolutely assured and guaranteed, when, and only when, we humbly surrender to Him every area and part of our lives; our wills, our relationships, our ways, our work, our behaviors our goals, dreams and aspirations, all of it to His way, His will, divine purposes and desires for our lives.

The only way to win then, and receive the delightful, satisfying and fulfilling, everlasting crown of victory, is total and complete surrender! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/22- “Shipwrecked Friendship!” (Proverbs 16:28)

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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: 08/22- “Shipwrecked Friendship!” (Proverbs 16:28)

Premise Question: What are some of the telltale signs that show up when one is being influenced and affected by the villainous activities and ruinous behavior of a troublemaker; versus, what are some of the indicators that one is experiencing the wonderfully beneficial results, as a direct result, of the righteous handiwork of a peacemaker?

“A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.”
‭‭(Proverbs‬ ‭16:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

An obstinate, cantankerous troublemaker, is a vile person who is always looking for opportunities to sow gossip seeds of discontent and evil lies about others, with the express intent of causing a great conflagration of irrationality, that will enrage emotions to the point of being out of control and wreaking havoc, even amongst the dearest and closest of life long friends; ultimately causing such a rift that it is beyond repairing the shipwrecked friendship. (Proverbs 16:28 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The telltale signs that one is dealing with a troublemaker are: They stir up dissension, contention, discord and descent among friends, family, spouses, associates and neighbors, through the use of divisive and hurtful words, pointing out discontentment and exacerbating situations and circumstances, through the twisting, turning and manipulation of emotions, events, struggles, weaknesses, personal mistakes and failings, proclivities, perceptions, opinions and personality traits of those we know, into a veritable perfect storm; which heretofore, had been calm seas and smooth sailing.

Troublemakers are known to be agitators, inciters and expert provocateurs, who are proficient at making incendiary remarks that stoke fires that then need to be extinguished and put out; causing great tumult and severe strife to flourish—a fire that rages on and on, turning into a conflagration, a fire that is out of control and eventually burns down, tears apart and utterly destroys everything and everyone it touches or comes close to. It will even separate and divide the closest of friends, families and neighbors, through the nefarious planting of insidious seeds of evil speak—gossip.

We should never allow a troublemaker to have influence in or access to our lives or the lives of others!

On the other hand, though. Peacemakers are quickly identified, by the wonderful and blessed direct results of their righteous handiwork that is readily apparent, as it is seen and felt, while being experienced in our lives.

Peacemakers will have a calming effect and bring comfort, joy, peace, assurance, hope and strength to our difficult and stormy situations or circumstances.

Some of their greatest and most blessed results will be healing, reconciliation, restoration, resolve and peaceful resolutions and solutions. They will not tear down, or tear apart, but will build up and renew, as they will stir up others in love and unto good works.

Let’s all choose to be peacemakers and refuse to be or participate in the actions and behaviors of troublemakers, who have as their ultimate goal and ambition in life, to Shipwreck Friendships! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/21- “The Way Of Humility Is Best Chosen!” (Proverbs 18:12)

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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: 08/21- “The Way Of Humility Is Best Chosen!” (Proverbs 18:12)

Premise Question: Just what is the marked differences between haughtiness and humility, and where does each of them end up?

“Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.”
(‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

In advance of a disastrous failure overtaking a person’s life, and causing their complete undoing, resulting in ruination of a respectable reputation, and also accompanied by great loss; the issue begins in the innermost part of the person’s being, which is, the seat of their emotions, ethics, desires and attitudes—their heart. Now, unfortunately for them, when a person gives the self over to being highfalutin, pretentious, arrogantly supercilious and disdainfully contemptuous, disaster always follows. But, when an individual approaches life with a “down to earth,” genuinely meek, as well as, modest and humble heart, by not ever exhibiting an air of superiority, thinking they are better than someone else; then, that is the precursor that shows up, by making an appearance ahead of the huge blessings and benefits, along with the great honor, respect and high esteem, that will be conferred upon each individual’s life, who displays such humility. (Proverbs 18:12 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Haughtiness, which creates a debilitating blind spot in a person’s life, is accompanied by its self-centered, cantankerous, being recalcitrant and stubborn attitudes, as well as, being entirely incorrigible, intractable and snobbish, while displaying, disdainfully proud and obstinate behaviors, which are full of scorn and arrogant pomposity, will always pave the way for a person’s life to be ushered onto the path that will ultimately lead to utter devastation, complete ruination, ending in total destruction of one’s life and reputation!

Humility, conversely though, with its attitudes and behaviors of lowliness, meekness, gentleness, deference, reverence, respect and regard for Papa God and others, creates perfect vision and discernment in a person’s life, as it opens up the lines of communication with Papa God’s Spirit, in order to develop a personal relationship with His Son Jesus Christ, who then becomes our spiritual guide, by the Spirit, directing and leading us to the way and upon the path of eternal life, divine wisdom, perfect peace and the fullness of everlasting joy!

Therefore, always remember: The way of humility is always best chosen! Haughtiness is the quickest way to wreck yourself! Humility is the only way to great honor! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/20- “Don’t Allow Pride To Ride And Rule!” (Proverbs 11:2)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/20- “Don’t Allow Pride To Ride And Rule!”
(Proverbs 11:2)

Premise Question: Why do some people choose the way of pride, which leads to devastating disgrace and destructive demise, when everyone is given the wonderfully blest opportunity to choose the way of humility, which leads to wisdom, peace, satisfaction, fulfillment and joy?

“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
(‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭11:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

When adulation, adoration and applause,
is heaped upon people’s lives,
then arrogance, hubris, insolence,
a full blown pride may arise,
swelled up in all of its pretense,
devastating disgrace and destructive demise,
but a meek, lowly and contrite heart of civility,
filled with modesty, courtesy and polite respect,
overcomes all arrogant insolent hubris, with humility,
which then brings wisdom from above,
in all of its truth, honor, good judgement and insight,
teaching and nurturing us with His unfailing love. (Proverbs 11:2 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Don’t allow pride, along for the ride, in your life! For its resulting consequences, when allowed to ride and rule in your life, are a loss of respect, honor and esteem, accompanied by, devastating disgrace, abject humiliation, total annihilation and utter destruction!

So, why anyone would ever choose to allow pride to ride along, to be the ruling influence in their life, lacks good sense, understanding or the ability to accept and comprehend the eventuality of the guaranteed outcome! There is, though, an actual cause and reason we can point to, that has a huge bearing on why one may succumb to being strongly influenced, carried away and overwhelmed in choosing to be led and directed by pride over humility.

Pride can be extremely intoxicating, as one can become completely inebriated and drunk on the praise, recognition and accolades being heaped upon them by others. It can cause a person to become confused, befuddled, delirious, vision impaired, unable to see themselves and things in their life for what they really are.

We are all subject to becoming captivated by our pride and the praise of others. It can have the debilitating affect on us of becoming imbalanced, beside ourselves, resulting in emotional and mental stupidity. When this occurs, we lose our ability to appropriately discern or make good judgements, and as a direct result, wise decisions are rarely, if ever, made!

So, don’t allow pride to ride and rule and reign in your life, where ignominy and shame prevails, but choose the way of humility and meekness, which leads to wisdom, peace and joy.

Remember, when we lose our balance, we are subject to falling! “Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/19- “Don’t Be A Mocker!” (Proverbs 3:34)

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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: 08/19- “Don’t Be A Mocker!” (Proverbs 3:34)

Premise Question: Given the resulting absolutely abject, being completely abhorrent and utterly repugnant response that is engendered, from The LORD, when one chooses to practice the behavior of a mocker; just why would anyone ever fain to practice such disdainfully deplorable behavior?

“The LORD mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.”
(‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:34‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

He, The LORD GOD Almighty, is indignantly displeased, having contemptible ridicule, being utterly dismissive and derisively scornful towards those who are full of conceit, and who proudly display a high opinion of themselves, exhibiting an air of superiority, while showing disdain towards others, by disrespecting them in their speech, attitudes and behavior. But He, The LORD GOD Almighty, openly demonstrates and proves His love, by preferring and showing His undeserved goodwill and pleasure to those who are not arrogant, but are modest, respectful, meek and lowly in their approach, attitude, and behavior. And furthermore, He is also inclined, because of His great compassion, towards those who are weighted down with onerous burdens, distressing grief, mental anguish, pernicious pain and unrelenting persecution. (Proverbs 3:34 PDCP)

Bottom Line: I truly believe, that one of our greatest enemies to seeing and coming to grips with the actual truth about ourselves, lies deep within us, and perhaps it is so well hidden that it’s come to the point of us being unaware that we are even unaware of it!

Oh what blindness occurs in us when our vision becomes completely impaired by our own pride, self-deception, delusions of grandeur, our own sense of self-importance, the celebration of our own accomplishments, achievements and accolades.

Our hubris, insolence, conceit and arrogance, as well as, our feelings of insecurity and being unsure of ourselves, will cause us to become a person who mocks, ridicules, insults and derides others, as well as, perhaps what we may not understand, and therefore, will continue to keep us in the dark, with our eyes closed, entirely resistant to any reasonable confrontation with actual facts.

Our only way out of this pride maelstrom of insanity, that we may be in and are experiencing, with the dire result of our ultimate and total destruction; is through the humility and contriteness of our heart and soul!

Therefore, we must choose to humble ourselves under Papa God’s mighty hand, as He will always resist and reject the proud, but will always give gracious favor to the humble, those who are poor in spirit, as He is ever continually drawn to them.

For it is only with true humility and contriteness, that we will regain our sight and sanity in every part of our lives; spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically, and then, we will fully experience the joys, benefits and blessings of The LORD’S gracious favor in our lives! Otherwise, we experience the abject and utter mocking of The LORD in our daily lives.

Humility or Humiliation, there are only two options available to each of us, and we make the choice! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/18- “Papa God Himself Gave A Sign!” (Isaiah 7:14)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/18- “Papa God Himself Gave A Sign!” (Isaiah 7:14)

Premise Question: What miraculous implication and great significance does the name Immanuel have attached to it, why is it so significant, and for what relevant reason and specific purpose was it given?

“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, trying the patience of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, yet being afraid to trust and test The LORD, and that you are also full of false humility, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty Himself will affix His personal signature to a specific divine sign, which will contain the Good News message of hope, for all of humankind, of redemptive salvation 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 any man, will become pregnant, without ever having known a man, and she shall bring forth, by giving birth to, The Divine Immaculate Son of The Almighty God, and she will call Him by this Name, Immanuel, which means, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty is living and dwelling among us, as one of us. (Isaiah 7:14 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The miraculous implication, with great significance attached, that the name Immanuel carries with it, is that its’s truly, that the veritable expressions of both Papa God and His unique and beloved creation—humankind, have come together in the quintessential, being a completely harmonious and perfect union, for all to see, in every way. This is extremely significant because of the two different natures coming together as one: The LORD’S divine nature being enjoined with the human nature, coming to live and dwell together in one human form—Jesus Christ, in the very midst of all of humankind, to act as the mediator between Papa God, His Father, and humankind, becoming the Atonement, by taking our place in death, so that we could experience new life.

Look! Here it is! Check it out and verify it for yourself! The relevant reason and specific purpose this had to happen in this way, was because of Papa God’s great love for His beloved creation, in order that the breach that had been created, as a result of humankind’s sin, could be repaired, and the relationship and right standing with a Holy Papa God could be returned to its former and original condition and divine state.

Papa God Himself gave a sign, a virgin conceived without ever having been with a man, and from that, came Immanuel, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, our God, our LORD and our personal Savior, living and dwelling among us, as one of us! Blessings…
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