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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/09/15- “This Day, That Day, Still Today!” (Deuteronomy 30:16)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/09/15- “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 and occupy and dwell in. (Deuteronomy 30:16 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Papa God says that He is the same today, as He was yesterday and that He will be forever and a day. So in other words, it’s pretty obvious that it’s not Him, that going to 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 or everlasting damnation and death! Let’s choose life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY- PDCP- 02/08/15- “Papa God’s Word, Cuts And Carves, Right To The Core, It Slices And Severs, ‘Tween Soul And Spirit, Exacting With Perfect Precision, His Engraved Personal Etching, Upon Our Hearts!” (Hebrews 4:12)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/08/15- “Papa God’s Word, Cuts And Carves, Right To The Core, It Slices And Severs, ‘Tween Soul And Spirit, Exacting With Perfect Precision, His Engraved Personal Etching, Upon Our Hearts!” (Hebrews 4:12)

Premise Question: How do we, as believers, keep our sword razor sharp on both edges of its blade, staying effective in using it both vertically and horizontally, as well as, inwardly and outwardly, and which shall always bring honor and glory to The LORD?

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭12‬ NLT)

There is not a more potent, full of force and dynamic power, than Papa God’s efficacious living Word. There is no weapon on earth that is as sharp or its equal, as it incisively cuts and carves right to the core issues between our soul, with its emotions and human tendency to sin, and our spirit, which was created to worship, honor and commune with Papa God. His Word cuts deeply into our nature, even separating out and revealing our most private and intimate thoughts, all of our imaginations, machinations are laid open and bare, for nothing can be hidden from Papa God, not even our personal proclivities, fascinations, cravings, infatuations, or longings. He sees and knows them all. (Hebrews 4:12 PDCP)

Bottom Line: There is but one way to keep The Sword of The LORD sharpened on both of its sides, in our lives, and that is, by loving Papa God, vertically and inwardly, within the within of our heart, mind, soul, body and with all of our strength, as well as, loving others, horizontally and outwardly, as much as we love ourselves, and with the same love that Papa God loves us with. So, love Papa God and your vertical/inward love shall always stay sharp and be effective, love others and your horizontal/outward love shall always stay sharp and will be completely effective! Stay sharp, my fellow believers and dearly loved friends, by keeping both sides of your sword sharp, with The Stone the builders rejected, The Rock, The Word, Jesus Christ! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/06/15- “Papa God, Already Knows!” (Luke 12:29-31)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/06/15- “Papa God, Already Knows!” (Luke 12:29-31)

Premise Question: Why would we, as practicing believers, ever allow the daily needs of life, to distract, dominate or consume us, given Papa God’s absolute promise of provision, for everything we have need of, delivered to us by none other than His Son, our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ Himself?

“And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. (‭Luke‬ ‭12‬:‭29-31‬ NLT)

Stop allowing the cares of this life, as it pertains to, what kind of or whether or not you’ll have enough food and nourishment to sustain you, as well as, being troubled and bothered by what kind of or whether or not you’ll imbibe enough libation, in order to stay refreshed. Refuse to be tormented, vexed or bossed around, by these things! Don’t ever allow them to cause mental anguish, consuming your thoughts, by domineering and dictating your behavior, as a practicing believer. Otherwise, you are acting just like every other person, in this world, that is a nonbeliever, a scoffer, who are always subject to being dominated by such things, because of their unregenerate mind; conversely though, you don’t have any reason, as a practicing believer, to act in the same manner, as you have Papa God’s absolute promise of provision and the known fact that He is cognizant, being fully aware, of all of the essentials needed for living this life. So, all you really need to do, is to make it your life’s quest, your aim, to seek Papa God’s Kingdom, first and foremost, in your life and then He will make provision to you the totality of all that you will ever have need of, in order to sustain you, in this life. (Luke 12:29-31 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Why? Because if you are constantly, as a practicing believer, consumed and filled with dread, always living in a state of angst, because of your perceived situation and circumstances; then you are not thinking or behaving like a practicing believer, but conversely, you are actually thinking and acting just like any other non-believer does or would, every else in the world! So, choose to accept the fact, as reality, that Papa God already knows, not only what you have need of, even before you need it, but also, when you’ll need it; therefore, focus on seeking His Kingdom and Righteousness to be established in your life, first and foremost, and leave the rest to Him. And then and only then, you shall have everything that you have need of, according to Papa God’s absolutely reliable promise, that it will be provided to you, by Him, when He knows that you are in need of it, no matter what it is, because He already knows! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/31/15- “Put Me To The Test, I, The LORD, Dare You To Try Me!” (Malachi 3:10)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/31/15- “Put Me To The Test, I, The LORD, Dare You To Try Me!” (Malachi 3:10)

Premise Question: Is not returning, by bringing and giving it back into the “storehouse,” (the place where you receive spiritual nourishing and sustenance) the whole tithe, which is a full ten percent, of the income from our labor, harvest, business endeavors, investments, and everything else, that The LORD has entrusted and blessed us with, really going to be an issue or result in being a problem for us?

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! (‭Malachi‬ ‭3‬:‭10‬ NLT)

Return to Me the full amount of the tithe, ten percent, by bringing it with you when you come to The House of The LORD, the place where you expect to receive spiritual nourishing and refreshing. When, and only when, you choose to do this, will I, The LORD, open up the spigot of blessings in Heaven, that will release a mighty flow of My pleasure, presence and provision, that shall fill you to overflowing, flooding your life to the point of being overwhelmed with an overabundance of not only what you have need of, but way beyond what you’ll ever have need of. Now, go ahead and do it! I dare you to challenge Me in this! (Malachi 3:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: When returning a portion of our income, from various sources, back to the governing authorities, whether it be nation, state, county or local city or principality, we are coerced and compelled by laws, whether we are in agreement or not, with said laws, for it’s not optional, and therefore, if we aren’t in compliance, well, there is a powerful force that comes to bear, exerting pressure upon us, to either cause us to comply with or be penalized for not being in full compliance. Papa God’s law is different in how it is implemented, into our lives, for He refuses to coerce or penalize us, but clearly encourages and challenges us to follow His law, and this, for our own ultimate benefit. Now, if we choose not to be in compliance with His wonderful law, then we won’t receive the benefits and blessings that come with compliance with His law and there will be consequences, not that He brings to bear in our lives, but what the laws of nature will bring to bear, and what we bring upon ourselves, as a result of not complying with His gracious law. Many of us may have been faced with the real life dilemma of accepting the premise, that we can’t afford to return the full title back, the full ten percent, to The LORD, by bringing it into the storehouse! If that is the case, then, the real life situation and issue is, we can’t afford NOT to return it back to The LORD, for we are in great and desperate need to have the resulting blessings of Papa God, by complying, in our lives! So, yes, it could pose a problem, in our lives, if we are not complying with Papa God’s Law; therefore, make room for Him to operate in your life and don’t ever limit Him and what He desires to do in your life, by not complying. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/18/15- “Everything That Was Created, Was Created, By Him And For Him, Because The Son Of The Most High Is Supreme!”

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/18/15- “Everything That Was Created, Was Created, By Him And For Him, Because The Son Of The Most High Is Supreme!” (Colossians 1:16)

Premise Question: Given the fact, that everything that was created, was done so, by The Son and for The Son, then what does our part entail, what’s our call of duty, what does our obligation necessitate and what should be our appropriate response to Him, in this factual truth?

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. (‭Colossians‬ ‭1‬:‭16‬ NIV)

Not a single thing in all of creation, not in Heaven or on earth, not the smallest or the biggest of things, that we can see and perceive, with our physical senses, nor even the things that we can’t see, perceive or comprehend, with any part of our physical being; whether they be earthly or not of this earth, kingdoms, thrones, rulers or authorities, with the capacity and ability to act with impunity, great force, and strength, as well as, with incredible power to exact their influence and will upon the earth and its inhabitants; for everything that’s been created, all of it, was brought into existence, by Him, through Him and for Him and His supreme glory.

Bottom Line: Our part entails that each one of us must love and serve Him only, as The LORD God Almighty. Our call of duty is to keep His commands and with humility, love and serve others. Our obligation necessitates that we bear righteous fruit that will remain and sustain. Our appropriate response to Him should always be one of joyfully serving, worshiping, praising, honoring and glorifying Him with our whole heart, soul, mind, body and strength, for He has chosen and appointed us to testify and bring glory to His Name, in all the earth, by doing thus. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/04/15- “To Love God And Love Others; The Basic Essentials To All Believers/Followers Of, The LORD God Almighty!”

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/04/15-“To Love God And Love Others; The Basic Essentials To All Believers/Followers Of, The LORD God Almighty!” (Matthew 22:37-39)

Premise Question: Why is how we love God and the way we love others, so significant and such a big deal?

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (‭Matthew‬ ‭22‬:‭37-39‬ NLT)

In response, to the (designed to trap) question from the expert of the law, Jesus’ comeback was quite clear and direct. He left no room whatsoever, to it merely being an option or just a strong suggestion, when He declared, “you must love The LORD God Almighty passionately, not with just a part of, but with your whole heart, and your whole soul should desire, thirst and yearn only for Him, and furthermore, you should also honor, love and revere Him, with all of your thoughts and all of your intellect! Now, this is just the first and foremost part of the most important commandment; the second part, which is just as significant and goes right along with the first part, is to look at your fellow humankind as close neighbors and to love them as much, if not even more, than you love yourselves.” (Matthew 22:37-39 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Verse 40 of this passage answers the Premise Question. “The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭22‬:‭40‬ NLT)
We then, as believers/followers of Christ, must stop isolating, insulating or alienating ourselves from our neighbors, our fellow humankind!
Many do not even know or begin to associate with their neighbors! Very sad, but true, all too often. We must be willing to extend ourselves beyond our comfort and convenient zones and all other barriers of race, culture, class, fences, burgs, pain, un forgiveness, anger, resentment, wounds, bitterness, disappointment, trauma, death, divorce, expectations, sickness, depression, traditions, experiences, pop-culture, what’s popular or not! We must break through all barriers, for the sake of the Cross! God Himself, is our ultimate example, as He reached across the barriers of time, space, sin, depravity and rebellion, to connect with us, His creation, displaying His love for us, His neighbors, by giving us His best, (His Son) when we were at our worst! The only way to ever effectively reach our neighbors, is to love them as ourselves! Now this may actually be a problem for some of us though, because, in fact, some do not love themselves very much; therefore, they do end up loving their neighbors as themselves. This, could pose a major issue, so let’s love our neighbors, as The Lord loves us and laid His life down for us and our benefit! It’s not enough to serve or love with just your hands or lips, but we need to also serve and love with our whole heart! When we love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and love our neighbors, as ourselves and the way God loves us, we will fulfill the greatest and most significantly important commandments of The LORD God Almighty and in so doing, shall keep both sides of The Sword of The Spirit sharp and ready for all that this life may offer, as a challenge to our faith!
As God is our Good Neighbor, let us be a good neighbor to the rest of humankind! Blessings…

Script for today: PDCP-12/27/14- “Should We Go Or Should We Wait? GO!”

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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (‭Matthew‬ ‭28‬:‭19‬ NIV)

Therefore, because all authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me, The LORD Jesus Christ; I now command you, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, to not sit idly by, waiting for the world to come to you, but to make haste and quickly go out into the world, with urgency, and raise up authentic followers from every people group, everywhere in the world, training them in righteousness, teaching them The Truth, mentoring and nourishing them to maturity and baptizing them, by immersion, into the great Company of The Redeemed, in the name of The Holy Father and of His Only Son, Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior and of The Holy Spirit, The One who comforts, guides and empowers you to do this divine work of The Most High. (Matthew 28:19 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Within the message of the Great Commission, you don’t find the concept, “If You Build It, They Will Come,” rather though, what you specifically find, is a resounding urgent command of, “GO!” In some cases, it would seem The Church has either forgotten or completely neglected the “GO” part of the Great Commission, and perhaps has adopted the concept of “If You Build It, They Will Come,” mentality; thereby, waiting patiently for the Nations to come to The Church, rather than, The Church being commanded and compelled, with urgency, to go to the Nations, thus fulfilling the Great Commission! Blessings…
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