SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/07/15- “We Are Comforted, So That We Can Comfort Others!” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/07/15- “We Are Comforted, So That We Can Comfort Others!” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
Premise Question: Is it possible to comfort others, who are going through tremendous trials, troubles, torment and great suffering, with the comfort of Papa God, without having first experienced His all sufficient comfort in our own disturbingly difficult, distressing and trying times?
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NLT)
Every expression of approval, acclaim, accolade or laudation, should all be given to Papa God, The One True Sovereign Almighty God, who is The Father of our most precious LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is He, who is the fountainhead and wellspring of all reassuring, consoling comfort; sharing with us His generous grace, while showing us His magnanimous mercy. He does this, by bringing relief and solace to us, in the midst of our own troubling vexations, which then enables us to have the needed wherewithal, to help others in their difficult and trying times; for when they are overwhelmed by the trials and vicissitudes of this life, you will have the capacity to be ready, willing and able, to administer the identical comfort and help, from Papa God, that you received and experienced in your own challenging and difficult times.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There’s a song, from a number of years ago, written by the wonderful song writer and precious minister of The LORD, Andre Crouch, entitled, “Through It All.” I believe the lyrics give us insight into the answer to the Premise Question. Here is a couple of partial examples, from that song.
#1) “But in every situation, God gave me blessed consolation, that my trials come only to make me strong.” #2) “For if I’d never had a problem, I wouldn’t know God could solve them, I’d never know what faith in God could do!”
So, perhaps Papa God permits and allows us to go through some of our difficult trials, for a number of specific reasons. One would be that we might personally experience His all sufficient, reassuring, consoling comfort and peace. Two would be, so that we would then have the capacity to not only be absolutely certain about Papa God’s great comfort, but also have an authentic compassion for others, in what they are going through, as well as having the ability to do something about it, by bringing the same love, mercy, grace and comforting, all surpassing compassion, to bear into their lives, in the exact same way. So, in answer to the Premise Question…”Nope” not possible! Why, because we are comforted so that we can comfort others, with the same comfort we were comforted with! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/01/15- “The LORD Is My Help, Therefore, I Will Be Satisfied And Won’t Fear Others!” (Hebrews 13:5-6)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/01/15- “The LORD Is My Help; Therefore, I Shall Be Satisfied And Won’t Fear Others!” (Hebrews 13:5-6)
Premise Question: Is there someone, anyone, in this life, that we should fear, feeling or thinking, within ourselves, that they somehow have the power or ability to influence, circumvent or frustrate, short circuit, or even ultimately thwart and prevent Papa God’s divine will; His planned purpose and intended desire, for our life and ministry, from ever happening, while here on this earth?
Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” So we can say with confidence, “The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6 NLT)
Don’t ever allow money or lack thereof, to control you in any way or to be the determining factor in what you do for The LORD and His Kingdom. Nor are you to ever let it rule your life, in always wanting and needing more of it or what it can buy. Always choose to be satisfied and gratified, completely content with what you do have and then, trust The LORD to make provision for what you need, that you don’t have, for this life and ministry. For Papa God has clearly spoken to us, “I will not ever fall short or be deficient, in fulfilling My purpose and will for you. And, I shall also never leave you behind, by forsaking and giving up on you!” That is why, we can declare, being fully confident and assured, that The LORD is my helper, in all things and at all times; therefore, there will not ever be anyone nor anything that shall cause me to be paralyzed with debilitating fear. With all that said, what really is there that anyone can do to me, that Papa God won’t take care of completely? Nothing! (Hebrews 13:5-6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Because it is Papa God Himself, Who tells us He will not leave or forsake us, we are fully assured, that He, The LORD is our helper and therefore, we have nothing and no one to fear! Now, everything is Papa God filtered. So, it may appear to us, at times, that perhaps there are some who may have the ability to exert or have undo influence over the affairs of our lives, but this is not the real case or truth, for it may be that The LORD is allowing something to occur, what seems to be evidence that proves the case, when in fact, it is actually being put to use, by Papa God, as training in righteousness, so that, we will be fully equipped and completely prepared, lacking in nothing, for the divine purpose, work and ministry that The LORD has pre-determined and called us to do, while here on this earth. And all this, so that, The LORD will be glorified, in all that we do! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/09/15- “Contend, Stand, And Fight, But Only Against The Real Enemies!” (Ephesians 6:12)
Premise Question: Who are we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, suppose to stand up to, as our avowed enemies, by fighting and contending against them, as well as, understanding the their nature and characteristics, and, who are we not to be fighting and contending with and against, by treating them with contempt and fighting them as if they are our enemies?
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12 NLT)
For it is now high time to come into the clear understanding of this vital truth, that we are not and should not ever be fighting and quarreling, being embattled with each other, as humankind, for that is not where the real “life or death” battle is taking place! If we are presently fighting with each other, it is merely a distraction, that takes us away from the real fight, with our real enemies, in another realm, and this will not ever benefit us in any way, shape or form. Our real enemies are the nefarious, being most malevolent and pernicious rulers and the corrupt governmental authorities, with influence, license and jurisdiction to operate, with dark authority, in the world that exists, but can not be seen or dealt with in the physical or natural, but must be dealt with in the supernatural, because they have their powers from a dark world, which is under the control of the spiritual evil forces of the evil one, the Devil, who are presently controlling the atmosphere and air of the supernatural sphere. (Ephesians 6:12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: #1, We need to become more aware of the fight we are in, and, that it is a fierce battle, a life or death struggle! #2, We need to recognize and know who our real enemies are, by understanding their nature, characteristics and tactics, so that we can have greater success against the enemies of our souls, in which we are struggling and embroiled with, in this fight! #3, We also need to recognize and accept that we are not each other’s enemies and immediately stop and desist with treating one another with contempt, by fighting and quarreling with each other. Stop it! Now! And, #4, It’s time to come together to fight together, not with each other, but to contend and fight against the real enemies of the eternal existence of our very souls, and that we are to be strong in this fight, being empowered with, through and by, the power and might of The Holy Spirit, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY- PDCP- 01/08/15- “A Light Shining Bright, In A World Filled With Blight, We Are That Light, That Better Burn Right, With God’s Holy Might, Oh What A Sight!”
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/08/15- “A Light Shining Bright, In A World Filled With Blight, We Are That Light, That Better Burn Right, With God’s Holy Might, Oh What A Sight!” (Matthew 5:14)
Premise Question: Can others see the light that’s inside us, gleaming and shining outside, without, as well as, within us, drawing others to the city of The Most High?
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14 NLT)
We, all members in right standing, of The Company of The Redeemed, are the resplendent, Holy blazing light, God’s light, in this world! And just like a city, perched upon a high hill, cannot be hidden from the sight of many, so should our light, never be hidden, but is to be seen, at all times, occasions and circumstances, by everyone everywhere, in this world! (Matthew 5:14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: As the light of a hilltop city cannot be hidden and will surely be seen, even from a long long way off, drawing many to its light, both near and from afar; so should we, the bearer of God’s Holy Light, shine bright in this world, being clearly seen, by everyone, drawing them all out of a horrible blight, into His city of light, The City of The Most High! Blessings…
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. (Acts 20:24 NIV)
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 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 His divine purpose of announcing, with huge fanfare, a declaration of the “best news” humankind would ever receive, telling everyone, that I have the privilege of coming in contact or have opportunity to interact with, have influence on or might impact, of the incomparable “great 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 also make it our aim in life, to finish strong, by completing the assigned task, the “Great Commission” that has been entrusted to each one of us, by The LORD Jesus Christ, Himself; which of course is, telling everyone, as we have opportunity, of Papa God’s love and His saving grace. Blessings…