SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/15- “The Paradox Of Our Tongues!” (James 3:9-10)
Premise Question: What is the determining factor and condition, as it relates to whether or not it’s cursing or blessing that comes out of our mouths, being uttered by our very own tongues?
“Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!” (James 3:9-10 NLT)
My dearly and most beloved family of The Most High, we have an all too common practice, that is paradoxical in nature, of expressing, by uttering praises and blessings, with acclamation, exaltation, admiration, laudation and commendation, unto our LORD and Savior and Papa God, while at the same time, coming out of the same mouth and with the same tongue, we utter profanity, filled with condemnation, denunciation, abomination, damnation and a commination of curses, directed towards our fellow humankind; which, by the way, were also formed, shaped and modeled, by The LORD GOD Almighty Himself, to be a representation of His Own Likeness. What is this then, that I’m hearing coming from your mouths; both, expressions of appreciation, grateful homage, with high acclaim and devotion, as well as, expressions of profane obscenities that are blasphemous, filled with obloquious hurtful abusive language? My most beloved and cherished fellow family members of The Company of The Redeemed, this should not be occurring, as it is completely unacceptable and incongruent behavior that should absolutely never be a part of our common practice, as believers. (James 3:9-10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What ends up coming out of our mouths, which is uttered by our tongues, is more often times than naught, determined by the content of our hearts. One more salient point to consider: When we curse others, who have been created in Papa God’s likeness, we, in essence, are essentially cursing The Creator of humankind.
Remember, it is always out of the abundance of what is in our hearts, that determines the expressions and how the mouth ends up speaking; whether it be blessing or cursing! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/13- “Whatever Presence You Allow To Operate In Your Life, Will Bear Fruit!” (James 3:16)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/13- “Whatever Presence You Allow To Operate In Your Life, Will Bear Fruit!” (James 3:16)
Premise Question: What does the saying and principle—whatever presence we practice and allow to operate in our lives, will bear fruit in our lives, accordingly, mean?
For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.” (James 3:16 NLT)
For when feelings of discontent, coveting and resentment are allowed to thrive, along with self-seeking, self-indulgent, self-serving ambitions, filled with strife, selfish motives, being incongruous and having ungenerous cravings, that’s the time and place where you’ll discover great turmoil and disarray, resulting in disturbing, destructive, deranged behavior, leading to a total discombobulating mess; involving every kind of depraved, morally wrong, pernicious practice, performed in a habitual customary fashion and nefarious manner. (James 3:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Whatever we give ourselves too, whatever we do, as our daily common practice, routine and behavior, whatever consumes our thoughts, whatever fills our atmosphere and environment, whatever we allow to operate or influence us, in our attitudes, actions and behaviors, will have a dramatic and huge affect on our outlook, perspective, outcome and result in everything that happens and takes place in our lives!
Be very careful and be absolutely keenly aware of what you are giving yourself too, and what you are allowing to operate and bring influence to bear in your life; because, whatever it is, it’s going to have a huge impact upon what’s going on in your life, and the fruit that you will bear, as well as, what the outcome of your life will be!
Don’t allow any kind of evil or negativity to have influence in your life; whether it be a person, place, attitude, behavior or event, that happens to take place or be in your life!
Practice your faith, pray, give, forgive, love and walk in release and be influenced by the presence of Papa God in your life, and you’ll find out, that this life, has so much more to offer us, in the way of blessings, benefits and the fullness and complete joy of The LORD! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/24- “Humility And Awe!” (Proverbs 22:4)
Premise Question: What’s the real benefit, and intrinsic value, that’s realized by the person who is genuinely humble, with an authentic and healthy reverential awe for The LORD?
True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life. (Proverbs 22:4 NLT)
Genuine humility, emanating from a person’s heart that is meek, contrite and shows due reverential awe and respect towards Papa God, The LORD of all; ushers in, with due diligence, its full recompense of a bountiful reward, for it compensates that person, enriching them with an over abundance of intrinsic value, along with, benefits of wealth, health and great worth, and it carries with it, the distinct honor of being highly favored and esteemed, as well as, being blessed with an extended duration of existence, while here on earth, that’s way beyond the normal life expectancy. (Proverbs 22:4 PDCP)
Bottom Line: When we, as humankind, deliberately and with diligence, walk in humility before others and have and show proper reverential awe that’s due Papa God, The LORD of all, then and only then, are we on the right path in this life. And, as a direct result, will be shown the way to go, in order to receive the real benefits and rewards and also fully realize the intrinsic value and divine destiny purposed for our lives. The LORD Himself will go before us, as our guiding Shepherd, to make sure this happens and to fulfill His Word.
When the path of humility is taken, it will lead to an enriched life, one that will extend and flourish beyond this life here on earth, to being able to experience eternal life, with rewards beyond the imagination heaped upon them; for no eye has seen nor mind comprehended all that will happen and is being made ready and prepared for those who choose the path of humility and reverential awe towards The LORD.
But, if one chooses not to take the path of humility, they will surely have chosen most foolishly, and will thus, ultimately be led down the pathway that leads to abject humiliation, dishonor, poverty, and even perhaps a shortened life, and in the end, damnation, destruction and eternal death.
Let us each choose the path of humility and reverential awe, and in effect, choose life—eternal life, that’s filled with honor, eternal and intrinsic value, precious treasure and great rewards. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/25- “Truth Be Told!” (John 5:24)
Premise Question: What is this absolute truth that Jesus told then, who was and is it directed to, why was it given, is it still relevant for today and what divine purpose does it serve?
“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. (John 5:24 NLT)
In the fullest and highest degree, I, The LORD Jesus Christ, plainly, with the greatest of accuracy, convey to you, that no matter who you are, who you’ve been, or whatever person you may be, this message is to you and for anyone and everyone that will listen to My Word of Truth, and receive it into their heart, as well as, choose to place their full confidence, with complete trust in Papa God, Who dispatched Me here to earth. Immediately, as a direct result, they will therefore, continue to exist, forever and ever, without end, throughout all of eternity, and also will not be subject to the righteous requirements of Papa God’s law, but will traverse from one place, the place of receiving full recompense and a just reward for their wickedness, which is eternal death, to another place, the place of receiving His peace, joy, righteousness and an eternal life of bliss! (John 5:24 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The absolute truth Jesus was telling then, and still holds true for today is: He and Papa God, His Father, are equals and that He only does what His Father tells Him to do. And, just as The Father, Papa God, can give life to those who’ve died, so too, does He, The Son, have power over death, hell and the grave, and thus, will give life eternal to all those who will listen, receive and believe in Papa God and His message of truth.
This truth is: that He, Jesus Christ, is the only way, the only truth and the only life and that no one will ever be successful in getting to His Father, Papa God, except and unless they believe and receive and go through Him!
In addition to that, this truth also includes the admonition that anyone who refuses to honor The Son, in effect, is also refusing to honor Papa God. So, when one honors The Son, by listening to His message of truth, accepting it and believing in Papa God, who sent Him, then they will receive, as a direct result and consequence of their belief, everlasting eternal life.
This message of truth was and still is directed to anyone and everyone upon the earth. As it was relevant then, it still is today! Jesus declares that He is, He was and He is to come, the same today, as He was yesterday and will be forever; because He and His Word are immutable and shall therefore, never be diminished in any way, nor shall it ever return void.
The divine purpose it serves is to set humankind free from the law of sin and certain death and to release them from darkness, by commuting their sure sentence of death, so that they could then walk in the light and receive eternal life, to live in and fully experience real freedom and the fullness of Papa God’s presence of everlasting joy and perfect peace.
The pure intent and reason it was given was to bring all glory and honor to Papa God and His Son, our Savior and LORD, Jesus Christ! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/08- “Accusation, Condemnation, Reproach—Now There Is None!” (Romans 8:1-2)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/08- “Accusation, Condemnation, Reproach—Now There Is None!” (Romans 8:1-2)
Premise Question: What does it truly mean, for every member of The Company of The Redeemed, to now, no longer be subject to being severely punished and rightly judged for their own transgressing of the righteous requirements of Papa God’s Holy, being perfectly just, righteous law?
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. (Romans 8:1-2 NLT)
Consequently, as a result of what Papa God accomplished through the sacrificial offering of His Only Son, Jesus Christ, hanging and dying upon a cruel cross; we, who believe, are now put in good standing with Papa God and His Son, The LORD Jesus Christ. For we are now recognized, as full fledged members of The Company of The Redeemed and thereby, have now, been set free from the powerful bands of wickedness of the law of sin, which ultimately leads to eternal death, by Papa God’s all powerful, life-giving Holy Spirit. And, furthermore, are now thus, no longer subject to being condemned, for our own transgressing of Papa God’s righteous law, but can now, live free, by the potent efficacy of the life-giving Holy Spirit, which fills us with the strength, ability and capacity to live a new life, by setting aside completely the righteous required judgement, upon our lives, of a rightly deserved death sentence. (Rom. 8:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What it truly means, for those of us who believe, is: Jesus took our place, by taking and receiving upon Himself, our own death sentence, so that, we could then experience the ultimate immunity and pardon of being set completely free; thereby, avoiding a just and right sentence of eternal punishment and ultimate death.
He took the total blame and disapproval of Papa God, so that, we could be held blameless and approved by Papa God, as being declared justifiably righteous in His sight, by having The Great Seal of Approval of The Holy Spirit put upon and inside us, within the within, of our innermost being.
Accusation, Condemnation and Reproach—now there is none to be found!
This is therefore now, the only reason why we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, can instantly enjoy all of the benefits and blessings, to the fullest extent, of our new found freedom and new life in Christ! Blessings…
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04/05-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: 04/05- “Jesus Is The Resurrection And The Life!” (John 11:25-26)
Premise Question: Do you, who’s now reading this and are at present, a living and breathing soul, being a member of humankind existing now here on earth, do you now believe?
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?” (John 11:25-26 NLT)
With an emphatically expressed announcement, Jesus discloses the truth, with authority, about resurrection and life, to Martha, the sister of Lazarus, who had just died a few days before, and to everyone else in the earth, by declaring the truth, “I am the resurrection and life; Therefore, anyone anywhere, everyone everywhere, in the world, if they will choose to put their complete trust and confidence in Me, by believing and relying on Me in this life, will continue to live on, even after they experience a physical death, because they have chosen to live their existence, here on earth, by putting their faith and trust in Me, and thereby, essentially, they shall not ever experience ultimate death! Do you, Martha and anyone anywhere, everyone everywhere else in the world, believe this? (John 11:25-26 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The quintessential question that Jesus asked Martha and essentially, continues to ask everyone, everywhere else that has ever or will ever live on this earth, and which still holds the urgent truth for today and beyond, for it is still, without question, the most relevant, being the salient, pertinent and germane question of this hour and every hour of each and every day for all of humankind to answer! Do you believe that Jesus IS the resurrection and the life? Do you accept that death was and is no match for Jesus, and that there isn’t any amount of worry, grief or anything that’s ever happened in your past, that Jesus hasn’t already or essentially cannot now or in the future overcome? The best response today to these questions is the same as it was yesterday, today and forever! Yes I believe! Jesus Christ is my LORD and Savior! My complete trust, confidence and faith, is in Him and Him alone! Thank you Papa God for Your incredible gift of Your Son! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/09- “This Day, That Day, Still Today!” (Deuteronomy 30:16)
Premise Question: Is Papa God’s explicit imperative, given a second time, through Moses, in order to remind His people, the Israelites, just before they entered the “Promise Land,” to love Papa God and to maintain His instructive prerogatives, formal authoritative orders, and His prescribed directives, with strict adherence; still relevant and applicable for us, who are Papa God’s people, today?
For I command you this day to love the LORD your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy. (Deuteronomy 30:16 NLT)
For I, Moses, explicitly remind you of the unambiguous imperatives of Papa God, to love The LORD your God and to live and walk according to each of the prerogatives, virtues and prescribed directives that He has decreed for you to strictly follow. When this is followed, with strict adherence, you shall reap the blessings of Papa God’s gracious favor and provision, and shall therefore, thrive, flourishing in the place that you go to occupy, dwell, live and enjoy your whole life in. (Deuteronomy 30:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Papa God says that He is the same today, as He was yesterday, and that He shall be forever and a day. So, in other words, it’s pretty obvious, that it’s not Him that’s going to ever be changing! Therefore, as it was for the people of Papa God that day, when He had Moses repeat the edict of The LORD to them, so it is, for the people of Papa God today. The spiritual principle has not changed; for with obedience comes blessings and benefits, and with disobedience comes curses and consequences. As it was then, it still remains today; a choice between life eternal, living in the joyful presence of Papa God, or everlasting damnation, death and eternal separation from the magnificent glorious presence of Papa God! Let’s choose life! Blessings…
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