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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/11/15- “Believing Is Truly Seeing!” (Hebrews 11:1)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/11/15- “Believing Is Truly Seeing!” (Hebrews 11:1)

Premise Question: Seeing is believing; or, believing is truly seeing; which thought and statement is most authentically appropriate for those of us who are believing members of The Company of The Redeemed?

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” (‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Now concerning our Rock Solid unshakable faith, which is the sure foundation upon which everything in our existence is built on, for faith is what gives us the supreme confidence, being fully convinced, that what we hope for, in this life and beyond, even though we can not actually see it, with our physical eyes, we still have the absolute assurance of our strong convictions; therefore, our faith is all the evidence that we need, in order to believe in what we can not see with our physical eyes. (Hebrews 11:1 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Near the end of The Gospel according to The Apostle John, Jesus had an encounter with The Apostle, known as “The Twin,” and who has since been referred to as “Doubting Thomas” and who, on a personal level, had some serious doubts about whether or not Jesus had actually, in fact, really risen from the grave. He even struggled with the eye witness reports of his closest friends and associates, boldly and definitively declaring that he was not going to believe their report unless he was personally able to see with his own eyes and then, place his fingers in the actual holes of The LORD’s hands and feet, thus the thought and statement, “seeing is believing” rather than the thought and statement of faith of “believing is truly seeing!” In this encounter we don’t see The LORD rebuke Thomas for his doubts, but The LORD surely encourages Thomas to take a look, feel and then, see and believe that He is real and that He really has risen from the grave. I don’t feel, nor do I think, The LORD is put off by our doubts, for it is us that are actually put off by our doubts and unbelief; so, just as Thomas was encouraged to see and believe, but was encouraged to have a greater faith, which is to believe, being full of assurance and expectant hope, confidently seeing with the eye of faith, He is now encouraging us to believe and truly see! We should therefore, take a firm grip upon our faith, but even more important, is allowing our faith to take a strong hold upon us! For whether it’s in the past time, present time or some future time, the concept of “now” always applies and should be a continuum for all time, when we consider our faith! So, when evaluating our own faith, “seeing is not believing,” but, “believing is truly seeing;” confidently, with the eyes of faith, while being fully assured, with a heart full of expectant hope!” Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/10/15- “Fix Your Resolute Gaze And Focus Upon The LORD!” (Psalms 16:8)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/10/15- “Fix Your Resolute Gaze And Focus Upon The LORD!” (Psalms 16:8)

Premise Questions: Who is it, that keeps me safe and sound? Where do I run to for refuge? Who alone is my wonderful inheritance and cup of blessing? Who diligently guards, with great efficacy, all that is mine? Who is it, that is ever faithful and true to always guide and instruct me? Who is it, that will never leave or forsake me, no matter come what may? Who is it, that knows me better than anyone else ever has or ever will? Who is it, that I know that I know, being fully assured and completely certain, is absolutely always with me, right by my side, keeping me steadfast and stable?

“I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭16:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

I shall hold and maintain a keen sense of awareness, having a constant and fixed attentive gaze upon The LORD GOD Almighty; being ever tuned into His presence that surrounds me on every side. I’m wont to have Him close by my side, therefore, I hold Him in the highest regard and place of honor; for The LORD GOD Almighty’s ever present help is indispensable to me, in my daily walk. And with Him, there’s nothing that can ever harm or separate me from His eternal purpose and presence. (Psalms 16:8 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The answer to all of the premise questions is: It is The LORD GOD Almighty, The Creator of Heaven and earth, a strong tower of refuge, strength and safety that the righteous can run into for protection and find complete peace and refreshing rest. The LORD GOD is The One who is my ultimate prize and eternal reward, my Blessed Hope, my cup of salvation and gloriously splendid, wonderful inheritance. The LORD GOD is The One who can keep, guard and guarantee delivery to me, all that is promised and divinely destined to be mine. The LORD GOD is The Faithful and True Shepherd, The One who leads, guides and instructs me, and will always provide for me. It is The LORD GOD Almighty, that has promised to never leave or forsake me, no mater what may happen or come my way. It is The LORD God that knows me better than anyone else ever has or ever will, as He already knew me even before I was being formed, by Him, in my mother’s womb! And, it was He, that divinely designed and knitted each and every one of the unique and wonderfully complex parts of my being together, in perfect symmetry! And finally, it is The LORD GOD that always, without exception, every time, all the time, is right by my side, helping me to stay resolute, calm, cool and collected, steadfast, stable and strong, never dissuaded, always persuaded, never shaken, swayed or rattled, nor ever losing my conviction and confidence, because I know that I know, He is always by my side, ready, willing and more than able to help and assist me in every way. Blessings…
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