Authentic Faith

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/05- “Real Authentic Service Unto And Worship Of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!” (Romans 12:1)

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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: 11/05- “Real Authentic Service Unto And Worship Of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!” (Romans 12:1)

Premise Question: With respect to our service to and worship of The LORD GOD Almighty, what is considered and regarded as being truly authentic, entirely appropriate, absolutely suitable and completely acceptable, by Him?

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” (Romans‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

As a result and consequence of all things that are good, righteous and holy coming from Papa God, through Papa God and ultimately for Papa God, I urgently implore you, my greatly beloved fellow members of The Company of The Redeemed, to take in the full landscape of goodness that stretches out before you and completely surrounds you, with His magnificent, marvelous mercy, in panoramic vision, beyond your ability to see or comprehend fully. Now that you have been made fully aware of this wonderful knowledge, I strongly encourage you to live your daily lives accordingly; by diligently, with strong and complete devotion, offering up your bodies to Him—The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, in such a fashion, way and manner, that doesn’t focus on self-centered, self-seeking ambitions, to be spent entirely on your own pleasures and self-desires, but is a life that is, first and foremost, sacrificially, spent on pleasing The only true, pure and righteous, Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, in every area of your life; while also, serving and meeting the needs of others as well. In so doing, you display a true and honorable, being sensible, reasonable and the most appropriate way to show your authentic service to and worship of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. (Romans 12:1 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The only worship that is truly acceptable to The LORD GOD Almighty, is our genuinely heartfelt, authentically expressed, unquestionable loyalty and faithfulness, to always be fully devoted, in complete abandonment, in our praise and worship, our honor and total veneration of and for Him! For He is not ever going to be pleased with a cheap imitation or copy that’s half-hearted, convenient, non-offensive to others or based on what is acceptable and popular (trend or fad) with the present ruling majority.

In order for our worship to be totally accepted as being entirely appropriate and therefore, absolutely apropos, we must set ourselves apart from everything else; becoming sacred and reserved only for His holy and honorable use, in order to fulfill His divine will and purpose, bringing all glory, honor and praise to His Name.

For it is only when we are willing to accommodate The LORD GOD Almighty, by allowing and giving Him full and free rein in our lives, so that, His divine will and purpose for our lives, shall take full affect in our lives, that we are able to offer up a well deserved, being a more than reasonable and completely respectable, acceptably suitable, service and worship unto Him.

Remember, Papa God is not asking us to do anything that is unreasonable nor impossible, because with the help and enabling of The LORD GOD, nothing is out of the realm of possibility, as all things are possible, with Papa God, to those that believe!

Stay real, always be genuine and authentic, in your worship and service of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: (A) PDCP- 10/29- “Our Boasting Should Never Be In Or About Ourselves, But Only In And About God And God Alone!” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: (A) 10/29- “Our Boasting Should Never Be In Or About Ourselves, But Only In And About God And God Alone!” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Premise Question: Concerning the provision of our freedom, our redemption, new life and our eternal salvation, is it ever appropriate to boast in or about anything or anyone, other than Papa God and His Only Son Jesus Christ?

“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8-9‬ ‭NLT)

For it is only because of Papa God’s unmerited favor, His loving kindness and His unfailing great love shown towards you, that you’ve been rescued and redeemed from certain death, becoming righteous members, in right standing, in The Company of The Redeemed; and this, because of your personal confession of faith and belief in His Son—Jesus Christ, when you placed your complete trust and reliance on and in Him. And even then, it’s not based on anything that’s been generated by your best behavior, significantly important actions or your good deeds; for there’s not any sort of effort, work or accomplishment that you can do or attempt to do, that will suffice; as it is indeed solely based entirely upon His love for you and His free merciful gift of salvation, provided by and through the mighty works of Papa God Himself and His Son. Papa God has done it in this way and manner, so that, there wouldn’t ever be any personal aggrandizement, by anyone; for when it comes to our salvation, there’s no boasting allowed, except in The LORD GOD Almighty, and what He has done for each one of us! (Ephesians 2:8-9 PDCP)

Bottom Line: When it comes right down to it, unless we are willing to truthfully address, consider or speak about the only reason we have our freedom, redemption, new life and eternal salvation, we will be forever lost!

For we must first come into the full realization, complete acceptance and ultimate understanding, that, as far as there being anything or something that we can effectively do, be, say, earn or ever deserve, or even that we personally could ever have anything to do with, have any real bearing on, or whether or not we can achieve it on our own, or that somehow, someway, perhaps we may possibly have the innate ability to be redeemed and rescued from certain death and being eternally separated from the eternal presence of Papa God and His Son, our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, on our own and outside of the only way that Papa God has offered and provided for all of us; then unfortunately, we would be woefully misguided and sadly mistaken!

In essence, essentially all that we can do, is to acquiesce, assent, concur, consent and come into agreement with, Papa God’s divine purpose and will for our lives.

So, no! No one can do it on their own, as everyone is completely dependent upon Papa God’s love, mercy and grace for salvation; therefore, it is not ever appropriate for anyone of us to boast about anyone or anything, other than boasting about what Papa God and His Only Son Jesus Christ has done for us, in rescuing and redeeming us from certain death, eternal damnation and punishment without end!

Thank You Papa God, that at the very moment we first confessed with our mouths and believed in our hearts, that Jesus Christ is LORD, by calling upon His Name for deliverance from our own sin and the darkness, and evil one of this world; that it is at that very moment, that salvation, eternal life, redemption and freedom became ours forevermore.

For The Light of the world, in the person and presence of The Spirit of The LORD, comes to live in each one, by taking up personal residence, to forever dwell, deep within the within of each our innermost beings, even our hearts!

Remember, no matter what we can spectacularly ever do, be or accomplish in or with our lives, in this life, it will still only ever be nothing but dirty laundry; stained and soiled with our guilty sin and shame!

Only Papa God, through the efficacious shed blood of His Son, can completely cleanse and remove all the guilty sin, stains and shame from our lives. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: (B) 10/29- “We are Papa God’s Incredible Handiwork—His Superb Masterpiece!” (Ephesians 2:10)

Premise Question: What is Papa God’s perfectly designed plan, His divine purpose and wonderful will for all of humankind?

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

The art and skill it took to make us what we are, which is, a unique, one of a kind creation, is beyond our comprehension. For we are wonderfully shaped by the work of Papa God’s own hands, brought into being out of His own imaginative design, made brand new in Christ, in order to perform honorable, virtuous, worthy of excellence, righteous good works; which by the way, was already in Papa God’s mind, as His divinely inspired prepared plan for His own—all of us who are believers, well in advance and even before we were saved or perhaps yet even born into this world, so as, to carry out and do, by bringing to fruition, His ultimate divine purpose and perfect plan of reconciliation for all of humankind! (Ephesians 2:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: To ultimately bring all of humankind, whosoever will, back into right standing and close intimate fellowship, in an honorable and beautiful, satisfying and completely fulfilling relationship with Him—Papa God and His Son—Jesus Christ; The Creator of Heaven and earth, humankind and everything therein, and to also do His good work and will, by fulfilling His divinely designed, perfect will, holy purpose and ultimate plan that was already prepared long ago, even before we existed! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/25- “Our Greatest Hunger And Thirst—Is Satisfied And Quenched!” (John 6:35)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/25- “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 and wherever, 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 hunger, real 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, with a goal, focus and aim of fulfilling our greatest and most certainly divinely designed, urgent 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!

It’s vitally important that all of us accept the truth, the factual evidence found in The Holy Scriptures, that we are 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, desires and intense deep urgent needs, that only a good, right, holy and honorable relationship with The Creator—Papa God, can ever truly satisfy, fulfill and completely quench!

Only Papa God, The Maker of us, the heavens, the earth and everything therein, can truly satisfy and quench the deep hungering and thirsting of our extremely unique spirit, soul and body beings! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/21- “Take Advantage Of Every Opportunity You’re Given—To Bless And Refresh Others!” (Galatians 6:10)

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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: 10/21- “Take Advantage Of Every Opportunity You’re Given—To Bless And Refresh Others!” (Galatians 6:10)

Premise Question: Does this passage of scripture really mean, that we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, are supposed to be good to absolutely “everyone,” when given the opportunity to do so?

“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” (‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Consequently, since we, every member of The Company of The Redeemed, are already well on our way to experiencing eternal bliss, complete joy and attaining a wonderful harvest because we have not given up, but have trusted The LORD GOD, and have persevered in making the most of every opportunity given us; to bless and refresh, with generous gifts and acts of great kindness expressed towards all people everywhere, no matter their race, culture, or creed—and that, as always, we should be giving particular attention, with extraordinary watchful care, to those who are part and parcel, being members in good standing, of the family known and recognized as, The Company of The Redeemed. (Galatians 6:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The simple and most direct response to the premise question is: Whenever, wherever and to whomever, when given the opportunity to be merciful and kind, generous and gracious, patient and long suffering, compassionate and caring, encouraging and refreshing, we should absolutely never forgo or miss the opportunity presented us, of sharing Papa God’s goodness and loving kindness, with anyone and everyone we may come in contact with; whether they are good or bad, obstinate or indifferent, friend or foe, related by blood or related by and through the blood of our most precious Savior, The LORD Jesus Christ, we ought to take full advantage of doing all the good that is within our power and ability to do so!

And this, in spite of whatever the attitude and disposition of those we are sharing the goodness of The LORD with, may be! Just so long as we are always honoring, glorifying and praising The LORD GOD Almighty, by doing so. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/23- “Don’t Be A ‘Put On’! —But Do ‘Put On’ All Of These Attributes!” (Colossians 3:12)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/23- “Don’t Be A ‘Put On’! —But Do ‘Put On’ All Of These Attributes!” (Colossians 3:12)

Premise Question: Did Papa God choose us because we are a righteous, holy and pure people, or did He choose us because He loves us and desires that we become a righteous, holy and pure people; with His divine help and through His gracious provision of His Son—our redeeming LORD and Savior— Jesus Christ?

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Therefore, since you’ve been divinely selected, because of The LORD GOD Almighty being favorably inclined towards you, to be one of His very own devout and cherished family members, of The Company of The Redeemed, you must make sure you are always clad appropriately, with these vitally important attributes, wearing them at all times, for all to see and personally experience. Now, regarding all of these attributes, don’t just be a “put on,” but actually put them on! Put on compassion, being moved to action, with sympathy, becoming empathetic towards others plight, by doing something that will really offer them the help needed, in order to alleviate their condition. Put on kindness, exhibiting kind benevolent favor, that’s thoughtful, helpful and cordial. Put on humility, not elevating yourself, by thinking you are superior or above others. Put on gentleness, always displaying a meek, mild and calm disposition and manner towards others. And finally, put on patience, by showing great restraint and self-control, choosing to learn and train yourself not to be reactionary, but responsive. Not hot headed, but even tempered, persistent, long suffering, and that, without any grumbling or complaint. (Colossians 3:12 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Oh what joy and pure delight, with an absolute certitude and a wholehearted gratitude, that’s full of exuberant rejoicing and thoughtful thanksgiving, being lifted up continually unto Papa God, His Son and The Holy Spirit, who is The King Eternal, The LORD of all, The One True and Faithful Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, who is The Maker of Heaven and earth and everything therein, and is The One who comforts, heals and restores, forgives and renews, and The One who chooses and loves, and gives us an abundant new life, and that, forevermore.

He is The One who, with His divine enabling, asks us to clothe ourselves, each and everyday, with His divine, yet quite practical, as well as, being extremely beneficial, attributes of The LORD.

He greatly desires that we be very tenderhearted, showing mercy and compassion, with great affection and benevolence, towards others. Papa God wants us to be kind to one another and others, being gracious, showing favor and generosity towards others.

It is of the utmost importance that we clothe ourselves in humility, walking and comporting ourselves in lowliness and exhibiting meekness towards others.

Our attitude and approach towards others, should always be characterized as being gentle, amiable and with much caring and real concern.

And finally, we must exhibit the divine and unique quality of being patient, having a huge reservoir, full to overflowing, of patience, calmness, steady composure, long suffering and forbearance.

So, don’t be a “Put On,” but, “Put On” all these attributes of The LORD! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/14- “Be Bold, Be Strong—Unafraid And Unashamed!” (Romans 1:16)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/14- “Be Bold, Be Strong—Unafraid And Unashamed!” (Romans 1:16)

Premise Question: Why would anyone, who has already experienced, and is actually in the know, ever succumb to being afraid or ashamed of sharing openly, with those who are in desperate need, the very thing—The Good News of Jesus Christ, that will truly deliver and set them completely free; giving and granting them an everlasting life, full of love, joy and peace forevermore?

“For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.”
(‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

I am more than eager and well prepared to share, with anyone and everyone, at anytime and everywhere, without any hesitation, reservation or restraint, holding nothing back in reserve, but with an openness and boldness, being ever ready to declare, for all to see, hear and know, of my undying devotion and allegiance to The Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is absolutely the most excellent and incredible Good News, (the best ever in the history of the world) given to humankind; whereby, anyone and everyone, no matter what nation or station in life one hails from, all those who will embrace The Good News, by placing their complete trust and reliance in The LORD Jesus Christ and the incomparable, unsurpassed power of Papa God, which brings freedom, deliverance and salvation to everyone, shall be set free for all eternity. First, to those He first appeared to, the Jews, and then, to every other nation and people group in the whole world. (Romans 1:16 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Perhaps, some of us are afraid and ashamed, at times, and are therefore, then prone to be subject to, and succumb to, the lies and pressures of the influences that surround us. Such as: family or peer pressure, the culture, social mores, what may be accepted as popular or unpopular, couth or uncouth, cool or uncool, or even because we may be fearful of being embarrassed, ridiculed, shamed, persecuted, or that we may in some way suffer harm, for our faith, beliefs, practices, standards and way of life. Whatever the case, we do not really have any valid reason to ever be subject to nor succumb to, being afraid or ashamed! For as Papa God’s Holy Writ clearly says, as well as, strongly encourages us to accept and believe: “If Papa God Is for us, (and He absolutely most assuredly is) then who could ever be against us!” No one and nothing!

Therefore, because we are inspired and filled with the power and personal presence of The Holy Spirit, within the within of our innermost being, we should, can and ought to become strong and bold, courageous and fearless, in sharing the Good News of The LORD Jesus Christ—who is the only One who can release, deliver and set humankind free; from the power of sin and the influence of darkness and the evil one!

And remember, Papa God has commissioned us, The Company of The Redeemed, with this great and vital divine mission, of sharing the Good News with those that are lost; whose deliverance and salvation is actually depending on us being bold and strong, unafraid and unashamed! Blessings…
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“ABOVE ALL ELSE!” (Proverbs 4:23) repost from a year ago today…

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“ABOVE ALL ELSE!” (Proverbs 4:23)

It was forty years ago today that I was joined in holy matrimony to Cynthia Lynn Hill…We were blissfully, blisteringly, blusteringly and very much bless-fully enjoined together for twenty-eight years. Many good and great things came of and about, as a direct result of our union, but the greatest and certainly the most satisfying and endearing, has to be the three children, Robert Lyn, aka. Boomer, then later on, just Rob Bob, (he didn’t much prefer Boomer, probably because it was also the name of our boxer) Austin Lee, aka. Bubba, (which he said we could call him his whole life, if you are family or really close to him) Noele Helene, aka. Missy Muffy Lou, (and too many other nicknames to list, all quite cute and endearing) The seven grandchildren, so far, Jordan, aka. Lil Bub; Tyler, aka Ty-Bo-Bub; Dylan, aka. Final Bub, (NOT); Cannyon, aka. doesn’t need a nickname, as her real name is too cool; Eli, aka. Bubba Don, (resembles his papa Don); Banning, aka. Bubbies, (just one of numerous nicknames); and finally, Emily Grace, who also has many nicknames, but I call her Lady Bub! I am blessed beyond measure!

As I remember this day, the one thing that comes to my mind, in the form of a question, as being most important, over and above everything else is: Are you guarding your heart, and what is the present condition of your heart? I ask myself this question, quite often, and I ask it of everyone now, whether you be in my immediate family, extended family, friends, neighbors, associates and everyone else. The last thing Cynthia said to me and asked me, before she went to be with The LORD, was: “I know that my heart is completely free of all angst, worry, bitterness, resentment, for I have released and forgiven all hurts, insults and wounds, and I am now ready to meet The LORD!” And then she asked me if we were good and if I my heart was free? Thank The LORD, my heart is completely free, because of His mercy, grace and loving kindness.

Remember, and please take this to heart:
“There isn’t anything more important, in this life, than to make sure that your heart is free of all debris; because, everything else, in your life, is always going to be affected by the condition of your heart!” (Proverbs 4:23 PDCP)

“Above all else, keep your heart free of debris, flush the flesh and stay refreshed!” Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/12- “We Harvest, According To What We’ve Planted!” (Galatians 6:8)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/12- “We Harvest, According To What We’ve Planted!” (Galatians 6:8)

Premise Question: Does, or in fact can, the sinful nature, which seeks only to please, satisfy and quench the thirsting and hungering of one’s own fleshly desires, ever produce life, or anything that’s good, right or holy; or will it always have the same result of perpetually producing only death?

“Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.” (‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Whoever chooses to follow the path of self-gratification, by always satisfying the sensual desires of their sinful nature, to the exclusion of everything else, sets into motion the law of destruction in their life, which will wreak havoc, loss, devastation and decay, resulting in being damaged beyond human repair. But, whoever diligently chooses to follow the path of delighting one’s self in The LORD, by always desiring to do His will, thereby, becomes pleasing and satisfying to The Spirit of God, and shall thus, from The Spirit, reap a harvest of righteous living and ultimately eternal life; for whatever presence you choose to practice, will surely bear fruit of its own kind, in your life, because you’ll always only harvest (get back accordingly) to what you’ve planted. (Galatians 6:8 PDCP)

Bottom Line: This Scripture is really a perfect example of “the law of reciprocity,” which is, the law of sowing and reaping; as in, whatever kind of seeds someone plants, in their life, they can most assuredly expect to receive a return, back into their life, of a harvest, according to the kind of seeds that they’ve planted!

Just as apple seeds will not produce orange trees and tomato seeds will not produce cucumber vines, so too, anything that comes, as a result of the sinful nature being satisfied and fulfilled, will only produce after its kind, and therefore, can not and will not, as it doesn’t have the capacity to do so, produce anything good, but will always result in producing decay and death.

Conversely, though, when one decides to live their life, by deliberately pleasing the Spirit, (Papa God) the resounding and most definite result will always be one of producing goodness, and a life that is thriving, flourishing and which, will result in producing a bountiful, satisfying and fulfilling, glorious harvest of righteousness.

So, we can choose to satisfy and fulfill the desires of our sinful nature, with its resulting consequences of producing a decaying death, or we can, with the efficacious help of The LORD, choose to live our lives, in such a way, that truly pleases The Spirit, with the wonderful and truly satisfying and fulfilling result, and blessed consequence, of producing an abundant and joyful life.

Remember, whatever presence we choose to practice, and the kind of seeds we plant in life, will produce fruit, a harvest, after its own kind! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/08- “The LORD Protects The Righteous!” (Psalms 97:10)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/08- “The LORD Protects The Righteous!” (Psalms 97:10)

Premise Question: Where does our help, security and protection come from, and what must we do in order to get it?

“You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭97:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

The LORD GOD Almighty Himself surrounds The Company of The Redeemed with His mighty angel armies of Heaven; shielding, with supreme protection, all those who’ve given up their evil ways and practices, and have thus, declared their undying, steady devotion and true allegiance and love for Him, by doing so! The LORD GOD Almighty rescues and sets the righteous free; by emancipating them from the power and influence of all those who are malevolent and practice iniquity. (Psalms 97:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We, The Company of The Redeemed, who love The LORD with our whole heart, mind and strength, must, (as it is not optional) not only detest and dislike, but have a real hatred—a full blown aversion to all things that are evil; even to the point of avoiding the appearance of evil! It is what is required of us!

Then, no matter what happens or what we may have to face or go through in this life, we shall always be confident and fully assured, that we are completely covered, by the ultimate supreme protection plan of The LORD GOD Almighty, and shall thus, be eternally safe and secure, in The Everlasting Arms of Papa God; because the wicked doesn’t any have jurisdiction or influence over us. We accomplish this, of course, with The LORD’s enabling.

So, where does our help, security and supreme protection come from? It comes only from The LORD, The Maker of Heaven and earth and everything therein! For nothing else and no one else will be able to rescue and release us from the clutches and powerful darkness of the wicked evil of the iniquitous!

Blessed be The Name of The LORD, who always faithfully protects the righteous! (Psalms 121) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/01- “Live At The Corner Of Peace And Holiness!” (Hebrews 12:14)

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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: 09/01- “Live At The Corner Of Peace And Holiness!” (Hebrews 12:14)

Premise Question: What is your “www” (walk, work, worship) address; where are you living, how are you walking, what are you working on, and, who are you worshiping?

“Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.”‭‭ (Hebrews‬ ‭12:14‬ ‭NLT)

See to it that you always strive to thrive, in establishing a lifestyle that produces peace and tranquility, without duress, between you and everyone; whether it be a friend, neighbor or even a foe, and earnestly determine to live an honorable, upright holy life, declared righteous by The LORD GOD Almighty. Therefore, pursue, with a dogged determination, your divine purpose of living a life of holiness, because without it, there’s no way around it, and no one will be able to circumvent it by taking a circuitous route, in order to be able to see and reach The LORD GOD Almighty, as there is no other way! (Hebrews 12:14 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Nowadays, everyone that has something to say, show or sell, can get and utilize a “www” (World Wide Web) address to effectively reach, teach, preach or even present themselves as a desirable peach; in order to accomplish their goal, aim, ambition or mission in life.

For each of us though, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, there is also a “www” (our walk, our work, our worship) address that we should all be well aware of, and with diligence, devotion and sincere earnestness, be living our daily lives, at that address, and in such a way and fashion that we make it our goal, aim, ambition and mission in life, to always be pleasing to Papa God, in every area of our lives; how we are walking, what we are working on and who we are worshiping, so that, one day, when we see Him face to face, we shall hear His voice say to us: “Well done, my good and faithful servant, now enter into all that I’ve prepared for you, and that, for all of eternity!”

So, our walk should be one that is upright and pleasing to Papa God. Our work should be a work that brings glory and honor to His Name. We will accomplish this if we’ll make every effort to work at being at peace, as much as it is up to us, with everyone, and to also work diligently at living a pure and holy life, with the help of The LORD’S Spirit living inside us. Otherwise, we won’t ever see Papa God or hear His wonderful compliment and invitation.

And finally, we should abandon ourselves in worship to The Most High, holding nothing back in reserve, but giving Him all the honor, glory and praise that is due only Him!

Where do you live, what’s your address? Hopefully, it’s at the corner of Peace and Holiness Boulevard! Blessings…

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