SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/02/15- “The LORD Is A Faithful Friend, Trustworthy Teacher And My Redeeming Rescuer!” (Psalms 25:14-15)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/02/15- “The LORD Is A Faithful Friend, Trustworthy Teacher And My Redeeming Rescuer!” (Psalms 25:14-15)
Premise Question: Why is it so significantly important for a person to give true honor, due respect, and to revere and fear, with reverential awe, The LORD?
“The LORD is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. My eyes are always on the LORD, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.” (Psalms 25:14-15 NLT)
The LORD discloses and imparts His mysteries and secrets to His confidants; those whom He considers trustworthy, because of their faithfulness shown towards Him, by honoring, revering and respectfully worshiping Him. He enters into an agreement with them, by enacting, establishing and giving them a deep understanding and awareness of His intent and divine purpose for them. Therefore, let it be known, that my focus, with rapt attention, shall at all times be constantly upon the magnificent majesty of The LORD’s power, grace and mercy; for it is He and He alone, that can set me free from all of my falterings, failings and falling into a pit or being tripped, tricked or trapped and ensnared by the enemy of my soul. He, The LORD, is our best, greatest and only hope; for apart from Him, there is no other hope. (Psalm 25:14-15 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There are a number of extremely important, being really significant reasons, along with some great benefits and wonderful results, why a person should choose or may in fact, want to decide to give serious consideration, to giving The LORD the true honor, due respect and reverential awe, that should absolutely always only go to Him.
First and foremost, topping the list, is the direct command given to us through Papa God’s Holy Scriptures, which tells us, that fear of The LORD is always the place to begin; as it is the only solid and unshakable sure foundation of divine wisdom and knowledge! We are exhorted and strongly encouraged to, with faithfulness and an undivided heart, to earnestly pursue and acquire wisdom, while always hating evil and perverse speech. The benefits, derived from choosing to fear The LORD, are huge and plentiful; as they provide the person with excellent instruction for life, security and protection from evil and harm, escapes from snares and traps, long life, true wisdom and real treasure.
The incredibly wonderful results that ensue and that will most assuredly follow a person’s wise decision to always fear The LORD, by giving true honor, due respect, with reverential awe, are numerous. Here is just a sampling: Great insight and understanding of the mysteries and secrets of The LORD, complete joy, real peace, good judgment and discernment, having all that a person will ever need, growing in knowledge and strength, becoming stronger and stronger in faith, not having to ever be afraid of anything or anyone, and always knowing the direction and path to take in life; because, The LORD is our ever faithful friend, our wise and trustworthy teacher and our wonderful redeeming rescuer, The Savior of humankind! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/01/15- “All Those Who Call Upon The Name Of The LORD, Are Near And Most Dear To Him!” (Psalms 145:18-19)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/01/15- “All Those Who Call Upon The Name Of The LORD, Are Near And Most Dear To Him!” (Psalms 145:18-19)
Premise Question: When one is close to being in panic mode, having a strong desire, with a huge sense of urgency, to be close to The LORD, attempting to seek, approach, or call upon The Name of The LORD, while in the midst of experiencing deep despair and distressing desperation, absolutely in dire straights of needing to be helped and rescued by Him; what kind of attitude and mind set will assure that one gets the attention and help that is so desperately required and needed, and that, in fact, can only come from Him?
“The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.” (Psalms 145:18-19 NLT)
The LORD, whom is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, draws close by, coming alongside, right next to, all those who, with a sincere heart, filled with integrity and truth, will call upon The LORD; for all who do, are near and most dear to Him. He, The LORD, joyfully gives and satisfies every need, as well as, fulfilling the deepest desires, of all those who will give Him all the honor and the glory, all the praise and all the worship, in reverential awe, that’s due Him. The LORD Himself, inclines His ear, by intently leaning towards and listening to the desperate lamenting and most grievous cries for help, that come from the depths of all those who are suffering deep within their souls; saving and delivering them out of all of their sorrow and from their distressing desperation and disconsolate despair. (Psalm 145:18-19 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Any seeking, approaching or calling upon The Name of The LORD, for any reason, desperate need or not, must always be done with an authentically sincere heart, that’s full of integrity and truth and accompanied by humility and contriteness. One must exhibit a child-like believing faith, that simply trusts, with sure implicitly and an expectant and voracious hope, that is earnestly expressed and requested, as a prayer of importunity, unto The LORD. One must also be desperate for Him and His presence, by searching and seeking Him only, with their whole heart, mind, and strength; desiring to draw ever closer to Him, knowing that in so doing, He will reciprocate and draw ever closer to them, even coming along beside them, hearing their distressing desperation cries for help and seeing their disconsolate despair, and then, responding to them, each, according to their needs, and then, ultimately rescuing them from their disparaging and utterly hopeless plight! Put your faith and confidence, place your hope and trust, in The LORD; for He is always going to be close to those who call upon His Name! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/25/15- “Our Greatest Hunger And Thirst, Is Satisfied And Quenched! (John 6:35)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/25/15- “Our Greatest Hunger And Thirst, Is Satisfied And Quenched!” (John 6:35)
Premise Question: What is our most intense hunger and thirst, the deepest cry and desire of our hearts, our greatest and most urgent need, that must be completely satisfied and utterly quenched, in order for our lives to have meaning and purpose and then, be absolutely fulfilled, as humankind?
“Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35 NLT)
Then Jesus responded to their request of always wanting to have bread from Heaven, with this emphatic declaration; I am The One who is sent from Heaven, by The Almighty Papa God, as The True Bread of life, which is the sustaining nourishment and sustenance of all life. Whatever person, no matter who they are or what they’ve done in life, approaches and moves towards Me, The Anointed One, I will draw near to them and satisfy their ravenous insatiable hunger; so that, they will never ever again be famished. And furthermore; whenever, whatever person places their complete faith, hope, reliance and trust in Me, they shall never again have an unquenchable thirsting for anything that is temporal, but only that which is intrinsic and eternal, for I will satisfy and fulfill their greatest need and deepest thirsting desires. (John 6:35 PDCP)
Bottom Line: To eat, drink, be happy and satisfied—to live a life filled with meaning and purpose—to do and accomplish something in life that is greater than one’s self—to leave a legacy and path for others to follow—to also enjoy a life of peace, safety and the good company and love of family, friends and others in this life; now that perhaps, is something that’s a wonderful aspiration and desired goal for many of us, but it is just not enough and will ultimately, in the end, not cut it, if it doesn’t also include having as its greatest desire, a hungering and thirsting aspiration and goal of fulfilling our greatest and most certainly divinely designed need, which is to have a real, authentic and intimate relationship with the creator of humankind, Papa God, through and by accepting the provision of His Son Jesus Christ and the power of His Holy Spirit! For we are all more than just flesh and blood physical beings, that are just temporal, as we are also intricately unique spiritual beings as well; who have been given free will and a mind with creativity, imagination and desires and intense deep needs, that only a good, right, holy and honorable relationship with The Creator can ever truly be satisfied, fulfilled and completely quenched! Only Papa God, The Maker of us, the heavens, the earth and everything therein, can truly satisfy and quench the hungering and thirsting of our extremely unique spirit, soul and body! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/22/15- “Obedience Produces Blessings And Benefits, While Disobedience Results In Producing Curses And Consequenses! (John 3:36)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/22/15- “Obedience Produces Blessings And Benefits, While Disobedience Results In Producing Curses And Consequences!” (John 3:36)
Premise Question: What are some of the actual blessings and benefits of choosing to believe in and obeying Papa God’s Son, Jesus Christ; versus, the very real curses and consequences that come as a result of deciding not to believe in, nor obey Papa God’s Son?
“And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.” (John 3:36 NLT)
Whoever, wherever and whenever, chooses to place their reliance and complete trust in the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, of The One True Sovereign Papa God Almighty, has already attained and secured their place in an eternity filled with eternal bliss and everlasting joy; to forever rejoice and celebrate in the glorious presence of The LORD GOD Almighty. But, whoever deliberately chooses to turn away from Papa God Almighty’s loving and gracious, most merciful provision of escape from death, by refusing to obey His Son, will not experience the fullness of joy and life everlasting and thus, will be subject to the full weight and brunt of The Almighty’s righteous judgement of sin; thereby, suffering the dire punishment and consequences of their rejection and disobedience. (John 3:36 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The actual blessings and benefits of believing in and obeying Papa God’s Son are: First and foremost, the powerful grip that sin and darkness holds upon our lives, is forever irrevocably broken, never to be rescinded, as we are completely set free; to breathe, to live, to worship, to enjoy life to its fullest, in a meaningful and purposeful way, knowing real refreshing peace and true satisfying love, as well as having the blessed opportunity of being able to become all that we have been divinely designed and purposed to fulfill and become, by thoroughly experiencing and accomplishing all of this, not only in this life, but in the life still to come!
The very real curses and consequences, that come as a direct result of disobeying, rejecting, not believing and accepting Papa God’s gracious provision of salvation and escape, that He is offering through His Son, is: Eternal separation from the very real, absolutely necessary and highly desired, everlasting presence of The Almighty! And, as a consequence of not believing in and obeying Papa God’s Son, Jesus Christ, the curse of death and sin will remain upon an individual’s life and they will therefore, be subject to and shall be relegated to forever experiencing eternal death, destruction, degradation, distress, painful and torturous punishment without end, as well as forever having to experience and go through, without any relief or respite, agony, anger, full of resentment, remorse, self-hate and loathsome shame, always being hungry and thirsty, without ever receiving any satisfaction, joy, peace or fulfillment! Let us all choose to believe and obey, in order to experience the blessings and benefits and thereby, avoid the very real curses and consequences of not believing and obeying! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/09/15- “Take Just One Tiny Sip, And You Will Surely Want More!” (Psalms 34:8)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/09/15- “Take Just One Tiny Sip, And You Will Surely See, And Want More!” (Psalms 34:8)
Premise Question: Where can we go to find real joy, true satisfaction, complete fulfillment and safe refuge, that will truly satisfy our hunger, and quench the thirsting of our souls?
“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalms 34:8 NLT)
Come see, perceive and receive, ascertaining for yourself, by personally sampling just one sip of The LORD GOD Almighty’s wonderful goodness; His great generosity, lavishing love, magnificent mercy and the grandeur of His gracious favor. For when you drink in His goodness, you shall absolutely experience an exhilarating sensation, that will not be disappointing in anywise and will be quite tasty, satisfying and completely fulfilling to your spirit, soul and body; bringing you back again and again, to drink deep to your fill, even to overflowing, of the pure and refreshing, thirst quenching drink, that totally restores and renews. You will be greatly blessed, as you joyfully partake, drinking in His goodness and taking cover and refuge, in the shelter of His protection, safety and manifest presence. (Psalms 34:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It’s quite apparent, as well as somewhat revealing, that for many of us, as humankind, we tend to hunger and thirst after many different kinds of things in this life; making every effort and attempt, in order to try and satisfy the deep hunger and unquenchable thirst that comes from deep within the within of each of our innermost beings; which is the very core of who we are and what we truly want, need and desire. Some of us give ourselves over to divers kinds of behaviors, whether they be inordinate affections, good, bad, indifferent or even acceptable and safe behaviors; always on the ultimate quest, of searching and seeking out just the right one or ones that will bring succor, joy, satisfaction and fulfillment to our life and existence. There are others of us, who try and find total satisfaction, complete fulfillment, real joy, great happiness and a sense of completing ourselves, through the various and sundry relationships that we have and develop with others; putting a tremendous amount of pressure upon ourselves and them, to perform up to the level of our, (sad but true, for many of us) unrealistic expectations. This then, because of disappointment or hurt, may lead some to look for a sense of relief or a way to escape; so they, therefore, may give themselves over to abusing different kinds of substances, along with activities that become extremely destructive; such as, but not limited too, alcohol, drugs, porn, video game playing, gambling, adrenaline rush junkies, dangerous adventures, just to mention a few. Many of us may have goals, dreams, desires and aspirations for having a successful career, with lots of recognition, validation, commendation and great achievements; which in themselves, are not necessarily bad, if we have the proper attitude, motivation and values, with a divine perspective and purpose. What have we committed our lives to? What have we invested and given our time, treasure and talent to? What are we consumed with, in this life? What drives us? What or who are we pursuing, in this life? Many of us seem to have a tendency to want to sample and try everything and everyone, in this life! When what we truly need, desire and want is set right before our eyes; for it truly is fully portrayed and simply explained for each of us, in Papa God’s Holy Writ, who is The Creator of all that is good, right, Holy and pure, and is also full of joy and His great unfailing love, mercy and grace. He shows us all, in such a beautiful way and easily understood manner, that anyone who will pause and listen, and then taste and see, will have their eyes opened, their understanding enlarged, their hearts filled, with His joy and love, and then, their spirit, soul and body will be absolutely refreshed, renewed and totally restored! Take a sip! I challenge and dare you to go for it! You’ll never regret it! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/29/15- “When You Call Upon Me, I, The LORD, Will Answer You!” Jeremiah 33:2-3)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/29/15- “When You Call Upon Me, I, The LORD, Will Answer You!” (Jeremiah 33:2-3)
Premise Question: What assurances do we have that Papa God indeed hears our requests and desperate cries for help, and during those difficult times, how does The LORD respond to us and what does He show and tell us?
“This is what the LORD says—the LORD who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is the LORD: Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”
(Jeremiah 33:2-3 NLT)
Listen carefully, by paying close attention to the spoken Word of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, Papa God—The Creator of the heavens and the earth and everything therein. Listen to The One who shaped and established the heavens and the earth, by forming it, as a master potter, with His own hands, giving life to everything, with just the breath of His spoken Word. For He is The One that has a Name above every other name. His Name is The LORD, who rules and reigns, as The Supreme Ruler, over everything and everyone, and this is His personal invitation to everyone everywhere: “Cry out to Me, look to Me, inquire of Me, seek My face, and I, The LORD, will not only hear and answer your request and cry for help, but will also give you great insight and understanding into things that you haven’t any knowledge or awareness of; secret, mysterious, hidden things, that have yet to be explored, discovered or revealed.” (Jeremiah 33:2-3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The assurances that we have and have been given, through Papa God’s Holy Writ, The Scriptures are, first and foremost: “I Am The LORD your God, I do not and will not ever change!” (Malachi 3:6) The LORD told Jeremiah, while he was in confinement, that He The LORD would never abandon His people! The writer of Hebrews tells us that, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!” (Hebrews 13:8) The LORD told Jeremiah that He was going to raise up a righteous descendent from King David’s line that would bring cleansing and joy, not only to the people of Judah and the city of Jerusalem, but to all the people of the earth! So this Word of The LORD was and is not just to the prophet Jeremiah and the people of Judah, but to the whole earth and to all peoples everywhere and for all times! This He absolutely did and fully accomplished by sending His Only Son, Jesus Christ as The Savior and Redeemer of Humankind! In the New Testament book of James, the writer, inspired by The Holy Spirit, encourages and implores everyone, that when they draw closer to Papa God, then He will draw close to them! (James 4:8) The LORD also told Jeremiah that He was a God that was close by and not far away! (Jeremiah 23:23) The LORD told His disciples in The Gospel according to John, that He would not ever abandon them as orphans! (John 14:18) And the writer of Lamentations laments of his troubles to The LORD and declares that when he cried out from the pit, The LORD heard his cry for help and came to him with the comforting words of “do not fear!” (Lamentations 3:55-57) The most important aspect, to me, concerning this divine principle and wonderful truth is; that during those times of desperation and difficult challenges The LORD is always faithful and true to His Word, and therefore, has always, does always and will always hear our cries for help and will come very close, even getting right next to us, in order to communicate, share and reveal to us some incredible things, that without Him telling and showing us, we would not otherwise, have ever known. And then, He ultimately, thoroughly and completely rescues us for all of eternity!
I suppose the question has been and still today could be asked. Does Papa God have a direct line, or a 911 number that we can call, in order to personally get in touch with Him? Yes, He certainly does and has published and made it readily available for anyone and everyone to use! Jeremiah 33:3…Papa God’s phone number…use it now, use it often…you won’t ever get an answering service or a busy signal, for He is always ready, willing and waiting for His people, who are humble and contrite, to call upon His name, and then, He will always do what His Word says He will do! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/24/15- “Recognizing Papa God’s Incredible Workmanship!” (Psalms 139:13-14)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/24/15- “Recognizing Papa God’s Incredible Workmanship!” (Psalms 139:13-14)
Premise Question: Do we, all of humankind, truly realize how we were divinely designed and came to be, and do we honor, recognize, acknowledge and accept, with appropriate laudation, that we are the most incredibly precise and intricately complex, harmoniously perfect workmanship (handiwork) of a wonderful loving, most merciful and gracious Papa God, who is The One and Only True Sovereign LORD God Almighty, The Creator of the heavens and the earth, and everything therein?
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” (Psalms 139:13-14 NLT)
From Your unmatched creative imagination, You, The Sovereign Almighty God, who is the creator of the heavens and the earth and everything therein; meticulously designed me, by weaving together the most delicate parts of my innermost being inside my mother’s womb. I honor and give You, Almighty Papa God, my highest praise, because You alone, O LORD, are worthy to be venerated, honored and worshiped, above everyone and everything else. Therefore, I am full of reverential awe, being absolutely astonished, at just how amazingly intricate, and marvelously wonderful, that I am put and held together with precision and in harmonious perfection. Your workmanship, O LORD, is spectacularly glorious and beyond measure or compare! I am fully aware, in every part of my incredible being, of the magnificence of who You are and what You have done. (Psalms 139:13-14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In order to fully realize, with a complete understanding and comprehension, that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, we must first consider and then fully accept, the truth contained within Papa God’s Holy Writ, The Scriptures; which not only convey and reveal to us that He has designed and made each and every delicate and critical part of our bodies, but has then, with great care and precision, assembled and put all the different and diverse parts together, to function properly, by each part doing what it was designed to do, which is to work in perfect harmony with every other part. It is of the utmost importance that we recognize Papa God for what He has done, by acknowledging Him and lauding Him with the highest of praise, honor and worship, ascribing all the glory and honor that is due Him and Him alone! Finally, it would be wise, good and extremely prudent to remember, that Papa God also reminds us, in His Word, that He knew us before we were formed in our mothers womb; He already had a purpose, plan and work for us to do, and that He sees every moment of our life from the end all the way back to before the beginning! Let everyone that has breath recognize and praise The LORD for what He has done! Blessings…
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