SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/17/15- “Christmas In The Fall, An Anouncement For All Of Humankind; God Is With Us!” (Matthew 1:23)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/17/15- “Christmas In The Fall, An Announcement For All Of Humankind; God Is With Us!” (Matthew 1:23)
Premise Question: How and why is the announcement of The Anointed and Promised One of Papa God, through the prophet Isaiah, some 600 years before the conception and birth of Jesus Christ, (delivered to the world through a virgin and by The Holy Spirit) so importantly significant and is such great news, still today, even after more than 2000 years later?
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” (Matthew 1:23 NLT)
Listen up! Look here! Take immediate notice! Pay very close attention, one and all! Right here’s the nascent announcement, of the fulfillment and delivery, of the promise of The LORD GOD Almighty, for all of humankind to observe and receive joyfully, as the only real truth: “A pure and undefiled virgin shall apprehend the promise of Papa God, by The Holy Spirit, and shall bring forth a Son, “The Anointed and Promised One,” and Joseph and Mary shall give Him His Name, calling Him Immanuel”…which is the greatest of all news ever, for all of humankind, because His Name literally means; The Creator of the heavens and the earth, as well as everything therein, is personally living and dwelling within us, in our very midst, as His abode. (Matthew 1:23 PDCP)
Bottom Line: How and why it is still significantly important more than 2600 years after it was first announced by Papa God, through the prophet Isaiah, and even to this very day and time continues to have such an enormous impact upon all of humankind, as being, still, the greatest news of all time, for all of humankind; is because the Faithful and True promise of The Holy One, not only came to pass in the exact way and manner it was prophesied to do so, in every intricately complex, minute and great detail way, some 2000 years ago, but also because, the message that was promised, given, announced and then delivered, has not ever been, is not and shall not ever be diminished in any way, shape, form or capacity, and will still continue to carry the same humongous weight and glory it always has, not ever losing any of its influence or power, to change and transform the sinful heart of humankind, than when it was first announced! For Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, He has not changed and will not ever change, as He remains the same, down through the ages, as The Rock of all ages, even through out all of eternity, everlasting to everlasting! He has made a promise that He is and shall continue to fulfill and keep, as His Word is His bond; which is, that He will never leave, forsake nor abandon His own, and we are His very own, His dearly beloved children. How about we all have some joyous Christmas celebrations this fall, after all, because of what Papa God did and accomplished, for each of us, by removing all of the repercussions of humankind’s fall, and has by His Spirit and through His Only Son, The Anointed and Promised One, has now reconciled us back to Him who is Just, Right and Holy, The Great I Am, it’s time to celebrate! Blessings…
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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- 09/28/15- “Give All Praise, All Glory, All Thanks And All Worship, Unto The King Eternal!” (Psalms 100: 4-5)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/28/15- “Give All Praise, All Glory, All Thanks And All Worship, Unto The King Eternal!” (Psalms 100:4-5)
Premise Question: What must one do, in order to secure seeing and fully experiencing the unfailing love and faithfulness, the wonderful presence and benevolent goodness of The LORD, who is The King Eternal; ad infinitum, without end or limits?
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.”
(Psalms 100:4-5 NLT)
No one is ever allowed to enter into the presence of The LORD God Almighty except, by and through the gate, (the door) which Papa God has offered to and provided for all of humankind to enter into, namely, The Name of The LORD. Therefore, when one enters through this gate, it should be with a heart full of thanksgiving and gratitude. And, once one is inside, in the midst of Papa God’s Kingdom, there in The courts of The King Eternal; exuberant, boisterous and outrageous praise and worship should be continually offered up to Him, with many expressions of thanks being declared, along with multiple proclamations of exulted praise that’s offered up unto The Name that is above every other name. For The Name of The LORD God Almighty is full of gracious benevolence and His unfailing, as well as undying love for all of us, shall endure throughout and even beyond every generation, faithfully, forever and ever, without end. (Psalms 100:4-5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The entire one-hundredth Psalm gives us a succinct and most beautiful picture of what The LORD requires and desires for us to do, in order to fully secure, that we will see and experience His unfailing love and great faithfulness, as well as, being able to enter into His glorious wonderful presence and be the blessed recipient of His benevolent goodness, ad infinitum, without end or limits. Here it is: Shout for joy, unto The LORD! Worship The LORD, with a glad and free heart! Always come before Him, with joyful singing, that emanates from a heart full of gratitude and thanksgiving! Be ever vigilant to continually acknowledge The LORD as being The One and Only True Sovereign LORD God Almighty! Make it a daily activity to enter into the entrance of His presence with thanksgiving and then go further and deeper into His very courts, praising Him, giving thanks to Him, exalting and extolling His Name above all else; because The LORD is good, and His benevolent mercy and grace extends and endures, ad infinitum, without end or limits, throughout all generations. 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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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/31/15- “Papa God’s Commands Bring Comfort And Joy!” (Psalms 119:143)
Premise Question: What can one do, where does one turn, who should one call out to, when hemmed in, completely surrounded, pressed hard and buffeted on every side, without any relief or point of escape in sight?
“As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.”
(Psalms 119:143 NLT)
Even though I may become overwhelmed during difficult, discomforting, disturbing, as well as, distressful taxing times of trials, troubles, turbulent and turbid circumstances, that are filled with anxiety, I am still consumed and captured by my love for Your commands, for when I turn to them, they give me much needed comfort, real joy and pure delight. (Psalm 119:143 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What can one do, where does one turn and who should one call out to, when being overwhelmed by the events and complexities of life? One can and absolutely should seek the face of The Rock that the builders rejected and then, turn unto His commands. Jesus Christ is The Rock and Cornerstone of our redeeming salvation, for in Him and them only, does one find the very essence of real joy, sweet comfort, perfect peace and pure delight! This has always been, is now and forever will be true; regardless of the severe situations, complicated circumstances and dire consequences one may face in life. Even when one is completely surrounded and hemmed in, with no where to run, no place to turn, no way out, no point of escape in sight, and further still, even while being beaten and buffeted on every side, one can confidently, with full assurance, choose to turn and look to The LORD, The Rock of our salvation, and find His life giving and renewing commands, which brings us His sweet comfort, real joy and pure delight. I really like the way the Apostle Paul puts it in (2 Corinthians 4:8) “We are hard pressed on every side by many terrible troubles, and yet, we survive and are not decimated and entirely crushed.” He goes on to further say: “We are uncertain, being completely perplexed and troubled, but we are sustained and still remain filled with The joy of The LORD, even though, in the natural, we would typically be utterly driven into the depths of depression and despair, and yet, we rejoice and are lifted high!”
As I was meditating on (Psalms 119:143), a song began clearly and vividly playing in my head. In my mind, I heard my sister Terry singing the song, “I Go To The Rock.” I was so moved by the experience, that I was compelled to call my sister and tell her about it! As soon as I told her the reason for my call, she immediately began singing it to me over the phone! It was perfect! Thanks sis…This experience, I believe, tells us, that is exactly what each of us should immediately do, at all times, on all occasions, in any situation and in every circumstance; go to The Rock of our salvation and look unto His life giving, filled with joy, comfort and delight commands. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/25/15- “Seeking The LORD Yields Great Benefits!” (Psalms 34:10)
Premise Question: When has the combination of youth, perfect health, great wealth, competent expertise, lots of experience, personal associations and prestigious influence, ever assured or guaranteed someone’s success in completely overcoming or avoiding entirely, the myriad of difficult situations, circumstances and challenges that life can and does present to everyone?
“Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.” (Psalms 34:10 NLT)
It matters not how young and virile you are, nor the level of vim, vigor and vitality you exhibit and may well be at in your life, or even the amount of talent, treasure and temerity you have amassed and possess, because you are still going to eventually be subject to the vagaries and vicissitudes of life, grow weak and have a hunger and thirst, that nothing in this world has the ability to satisfy nor quench. But, those who ardently seek The LORD God Almighty, with a fierce fervency, will never be deficient or have a lack of provision of anything that is good, necessary or needed to survive and thrive, not only in this life, but in the life to come, as well. (Psalm 34:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Not having any combination of, nor even if someone was fortuitous enough to have a combination of all the advantages of youth, health, wealth, expertise, experience, associations and influences, does it ever guarantee that they’ll be successful in being fully insulated against, or be able to avoid entirely the things that can and do happen to everyone in this life. Having perfect health doesn’t guarantee great wealth, nor does having great wealth assure good health. For even expert doctors, with lots of expertise and experience in their field, still get sick, suffer and die. The rich are still subject and vulnerable to losing their wealth and going broke. The highly educated, trained and connected have been and can still be seen at the unemployment office. And, even if someone who is related to, or has an association with, the most influential and powerful in the world, they can still be found to be lacking and living an impoverished life. Any or all of these things can happen to anyone at anytime. It’s called life! But, whoever recognizes that it is only when one places their full trust and faith in The LORD Jesus Christ, that it completely guarantees and entirely assures that they will not ever lack any good thing in this life, or in the life to come! Seeking and trusting The LORD does yield great benefits! Blessings…