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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/01/15- “All That We’ll Ever Have Need Of, Papa God Has Provided!” (1 Corinthians 1:4-5)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/01/15- “All That We’ll Ever Have Need Of, Papa God Has Provided!” (1 Corinthians 1:4-5)

Premise Question: What have we, The Company of The Redeemed, been graciously given, by Papa God, that we ought to be extremely grateful and always expressing thanks to Him for?

“I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifts he has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus. Through him, God has enriched your church in every way—with all of your eloquent words and all of your knowledge.” (‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:4-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

I am continually thanking and praising The Almighty Sovereign Papa God, The Creator of Heaven and earth, who is my God, for you and because of His merciful unmerited gracious favor That He has provided for you and everyone else, in the giving of His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior, and I’m thankful you’ve accepted His gracious gift of salvation. For it is only in Jesus Christ and because of Him, that you have been supplied with an ever increasing amount, an over abundance of His glorious riches, in every way, for every part and parcel of your everyday existence, with all manner of grand gestures and expressions of speech, eloquently spoken, as well as, beautifully written down. You will also be enriched with all knowledge, being fully aware, familiar and aquatinted with, everything you’ll need to know for now and into the distant future. (1 Corinthians 1:4-5 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We, The Company of The Redeemed, individually and collectively, should not ever stop being grateful to Papa God for providing us with our Blessed Savior and LORD, Jesus Christ! We ought to always be giving thanks to Him for His gracious favor, and the merciful and lavish gifts that He continually pours out upon us! For it is Papa God who has made it possible for us to no longer be lost, alone and held captive in the darkness of depravity, but has set us free, by redeeming and purchasing us, so that now, we exclusively belong to His Son. It is because we belong to His Son, that we are now made rich in every way, both as an individual member in The Company of The Redeemed and collectively, as in the whole Church! Our union with The LORD has helped and enriched us in ways that is far beyond our natural ability to speak, gain knowledge, have insight, comprehension or understanding. So, because of what Papa God has accomplished and continues to accomplish, through His Son in us, we will always have all that we’ll ever have need of, in every way and in everything! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/30/15- “Integrity To Follow, Obey, Seek!” (Psalms 119:1-2)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/30/15- “Integrity To Follow, Obey, Seek!” (Psalm 119:1-2)

Premise Question: As a member of The Company of The Redeemed, what must one do, in order to enjoy and experience fully, Papa God’s gracious favor, and the wonderful resulting blessings and benefits that the presence of the joy of The LORD, in one’s life, faithfully produces on a daily basis?

“Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬)

Most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to conduct their lives in a habitual manner of walking in integrity, in every area of their lives; in complete agreement and harmony with, while being ever influenced and guided by, the Holy Instructions of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty. Most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to follow closely, holding onto, guarding and protecting, observing and maintaining, Papa God’s Holy Instructions, which is the permanent record of the divine will of The LORD God Almighty, written down in His Holy Scriptures. And also, most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to fully comply, with His purpose and will for their lives, by obeying His commands, and then, holding nothing back or in reserve, but with their whole hearts, will urgently search for Him, seeking and looking for Him in every situation, circumstance, and moment of their everyday lives. (Psalm 119:1-2 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Anything that is built must begin and end with integrity and a sound plan. Whatever is built must have a strong and sure foundation. The structure that is built upon the foundation must have structural integrity. And while it is being built, in order for it to be built to withstand the challenges that may come up against it, that will surely try and test its fortitude, strength and integrity, the plan must be followed very closely, no cutting corners or codes, but a strict adherence, compliance and obedience to what is called for in the building code, which comes directly from the laws that govern the building of the structure, for the benefit, protection and enjoyment of everyone.

Our life can be characterized as a structure that we are building and erecting. Our joy, success and fulfillment in life is predicated on us having integrity; the integrity and strong foundation of The LORD operating in and flowing out of our daily existence. We too, must follow the plan and blueprints, the specific instructions that Papa God has left for us in His Holy Scriptures, in order to truly have, enjoy and experience, a flourishing success story in this life and the life to come. So, let’s have the integrity to follow, obey and seek; by building our lives with integrity and honor, the integrity of The LORD, and then honoring Him in all that we do and say, having the integrity to follow His instructions carefully, while building the structure strong and right, always maintaining a strict adherence, compliance and obedience to His Word, making it our practice and daily routine to ever search for Him, by seeking His face, not only His hand, wholeheartedly every day of our lives! His integrity and sound plan + His structural integrity + our routine of integrity = stability and our success story, in this life and the life to come! For when we do this, His complete joy is ours forevermore! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/26/15- “The Great I Am Is Always There!” (Isaiah 41:10)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/26/15- “The Great I Am Is Always There!” (Isaiah 41:10)

Premise Question: Knowing and fully accepting the premise that Papa God is completely for us, who are members in right standing, of The Company of The Redeemed, and that He is always on our side fighting all of our battles, who is it that could ever really be successful in coming or going against us, His precious and dearly beloved own children?

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” ‭‭(Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭NLT)

So, do not, under any circumstance you face, or situation you are going through, allow yourself to be overwhelmed, with distressing, worrisome, anxious thoughts, for I AM, The Great I AM, The Sovereign One True Almighty Papa God, Creator of Heaven and earth, will always be right there with you, close by your side. Do not, at any time or upon any occasion, give yourself over to being disheartened, lacking courage, wanting to just give up, but stay bold and courageous, for I AM, is your Papa God. I AM, will never leave you in a weakened state, without help, hope or provision, for I AM, will strengthen you, making you strong enough to face whatever is challenging you in the moment, I AM, will always help you. I AM, shall forever support and defend you against any and all opposition; keeping you from sinking into the depths of despair and eternal death. I AM, will accomplish this, with My incomparable, strong and victorious, filled with all honor and might, Glorious Righteous Right Hand. (Isaiah 41:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: If Papa God is for us, who or what can be against us? Nothing and no one! No one and nothing will ever be successful in keeping Papa God’s will and purpose for our lives from coming to fruition. Therefore, there is never going to be a valid time or reason why we should ever be fearful, frightened, distraught, timid or afraid! Papa God has promised that He will never leave or forsake us! Whatever He says He will do, He most definitely will do, because He is ever faithful, and when He does it, He will do it thoroughly, completely and that, with excellence, honor and glory. When The LORD tells us to not even allow our hearts to ever be troubled or to be dismayed, we can take Him at His Word! When He tells us that in this life, this world, we are going to experience trouble, trials, temptations, attacks, ridicule, suffering, persecution, but, we are to be full of joy and cheer, and to not be discouraged because of any of it, as He has overcome this world and everything that could ever happen to us in this life, we are to rejoice and be glad, for He has promised to give us His strength, His peace, and His comfort, encouragement, refreshing, restoration and renewal! Our’s is the victory forever and always, because The Most High, Papa God, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, is our LORD and Savior, The Great I Am, who is always there for us! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/24/15- “There’s Power In Confession And Prayer!” (James 5:16)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/24/15- “There’s Power In Confession And Prayer!” (James 5:16)

Premise Question: Is it even remotely possible, to have the sensational and absolutely miraculous outcome, that effectuates and produces the greatly needed and desired results of total healing, real restoration and complete deliverance, for a person who is in sin, and needing to be made whole, without an open and truthful confession by them, along with, serious in intention, purposeful prayer, offered up urgently, with diligence and devotion, by a person who is righteous?

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (‭‭James‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

So then, because there are wonderful results when we utilize the power of prayer, in our everyday lives, our ordinary interaction with one another should be, that we openly acknowledge, owning up to our own faults, our willful and deliberate lapses in good and right behavior, which are violations and transgressions of Papa God’s Holy Law, by being open, transparent and accountable to each other. We should also stand in the gap for one another, by offering up specific prayers of entreaties and requests for complete healing and restoration of spirit, soul and body; both for the individual and for the entire Company Of The Redeemed. The very act and ordinary practice of praying, with purposeful intent, as an individual member of The Company Of The Redeemed, is most potent; for it has a most desirable effect of exerting a great and mighty force, not of this world, that produces an efficacious result; which also prepares and makes ready, the individual, as well as, the whole Company Of The Redeemed, for works of service in Papa God’s Kingdom. (James 5:16 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The quick and succinct answer to the premise question is: NOPE! Not-Obtainable-Possible-Ever! The reason it is not even remotely possible, is because where there is sin present and being practiced in an individual’s daily life, there is a greatly diminished capacity and availability of Papa God’s efficacious power to operate in the individual believer’s life; due to the fact that sin completely nullifies the marvelous and the miraculous from happening in the life of the believer who continues to participate in and practice sin. Without a sincere, humble, open and honest confession of one’s sin and desperate need for wholeness, healing, restoration and deliverance, along with the efficacious and fervently offered up prayers of a believer in right standing with Papa God, the believer in need will not experience the desired and greatly needed results. For it is only the righteous who are granted the power and authority necessary to effect, in a positive way, the desperate condition of the one who is in need of deliverance and healing! So, let’s confess our sins one to another, and then, pray for one another to receive the total healing and complete deliverance and restoration that’s made available to everyone of us, through the righteous among us, from Papa God, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty! There is power in confession and great deliverance through prayer, with the emerging result of wholeness and healing for every believer! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/23/15- “Seek And Desire The Approval Of Papa God, Not Man’s!” (Matthew 6:1)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/23/15- “Seek And Desire The Approval Of Papa God, Not Man’s!” (Matthew 6:1)

Premise Question: Is the approval, admiration, applause and adulation of man worth the risk of loosing the recognition, ratification, rewards and recompense of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, our Papa God?

““Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.” (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

We should be ever mindful, taking extreme caution and care, to not make it our habit or custom of openly putting on display, before others, our righteous practice of doing good deeds, our generosity and acts of kindness, shown on every occasion, with the expressed intent, desire and purpose of being recognized, seen and acknowledged by others for them. If we so choose to practice our righteous conduct before others, in this manner, then we will not receive our just reward and recompense; that of being recognized and acknowledged by The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, our Creator and Papa God, who lives and rules from His Heavenly abode. It should be our greatest desire, in this life, to always honor and please only Him, in everything we do and say. (Matthew 6:1 PDCP)

Bottom Line: NOPE! The approval, admiration, applause and adulation of man cannot and will not ever begin to compare to the recognition, ratification, rewards and recompense of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, our Papa God!!! For man’s expressions of praise and approval is temporary and fickle at best; while being commended, recognized and rewarded by Papa God is intrinsic, ever faithful and true, as it is everlasting and eternal. Case in point: “For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him!” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭64:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬) And: (“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
(1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬) May we never succumb, for any rhyme or reason, to the temptation and scenario that Esau, the twin brother of Jacob, where he exchanged his inheritance and eternal rewards of great blessings for the satisfaction of a temporary need and condition! Don’t ever choose to exchange the intrinsic for the temporal, for one lasts forever and the other soon fades away into nothingness! Therefore, always choose to seek and desire the approval and recognition of Papa God, not man’s! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/22/15- “Love, Do Good, Bless And Pray For The Difficult People In Your Life!” (Luke 6:27-28)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/22/15- “Love, Do Good, Bless And Pray For The Difficult People In Your Life!” (Luke 6:27-28)

Premise Question: Are we, The Company of The Redeemed, truly willing to listen to what The LORD is trying to tell us, and then, do we show that we’ve accepted what He is saying to us, by actually following, fulfilling and carrying out the specific instructions He has given us, as His stewards, to do?

““But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.” (‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:27-28‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

But to those of you who are willing to take to heart what I’m sharing here with you, let it teach and guide you, becoming the motivation for how you live your life: Love those who you’ve become distanced from, those who are no longer friends, but are now your enemies; therefore, you are not wanting to have anything to do with them any more, due to the virulent and perhaps violent animosity that now exists between you and them. Do good to and for those who now hate you, not just assenting in your mind to the ideal, but in your actions and deeds. And while you’re at it, choose to bless, not curse them, by speaking good things over them, things that will bring refreshing and bountiful provision into their lives. And finally, always devote yourself to praying specifically for those who have and presently are mistreating you! (Luke 6:27-28 PDCP)

Bottom Line: So, are we really willing to listen, willing to love, willing to do good, willing to bless and willing to pray? It’s an easy thing to listen to someone, knowing you don’t have to follow through with, or agree with what they are saying, but it is quite another thing if you know the one talking has the ultimate authority, power, position and influence over you! It’s easy to love those who love you and don’t despise you, but quite a different thing to love those who do not love you, and in fact truly despise you! When someone is nice to you and does good things for you, it’s a no brainer to be nice and good back to them, but entirely separate and excruciatingly difficult to be nice to and do good for those who, not only despise you, but literally hate and even have an aversion towards and absolute abhorrence of you! And when you are being blessed by someone, oh how easy it is to reciprocate and return the blessing, but when someone is cursing you, it’s probably not going to be your initial reaction or response to bless them, but according to The LORD’S instruction, it most certainly should be! And finally, we are more than happy to cry out to the LORD on behalf of those we love and adore and who’ve been so accommodating, generous and loving towards us, but The LORD’S specific command here, which is not by any means or stretch of the imagination a mere suggestion, is to pray earnestly for those who’ve, in any way shape, form or fashion, hurt, wounded or harmed you; which includes physical, emotional, mental, or even your reputation and good name! One more thing: we should not ever make excuses, give explanations, rationalizations, justifications, or equivocations, with surrounding or swirling mitigating circumstances, for although The LORD is completely understanding and compassionate, He still is not going to go against His own specific instructions and commands and then come into agreement with you and say; “well, in your case, I’ll make an exception!” Not going to happen, dear brothers, sisters and precious friends. We all must choose, with The LORD’S help, to love, do good to, bless and pray for, even the most heinous and truly difficult people in our lives. Remember the prayer of our LORD uttered from the cross, “Father, forgive them and don’t hold it against them for what they have done to me, as they are unaware of what they have done and are still doing.” Blessings…
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