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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/16/15- “A Faith That Pleases Papa God!” (Hebrews 11:6)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/16/15- “A Faith That Pleases Papa God!” (Hebrews 11:6)

Premise Question: Is your faith pleasing and award worthy to Papa God?

“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” (‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

And if it be your great aim and desire, in your life, to please Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, with your life; then, when you humbly, but with boldness, approach His Splendid Magnificence, you must first exhibit an authentic strong belief and certitude in the reality of His existence, for without an authentic faith, it’s quite absurd, as well as, a complete exercise in futility, to ever think you’ll have any success in pleasing Him! And, one other premise to fully understand and accept, for it is a promise that He, Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Himself shall fulfill; that is, He will always give a just recompense award, to all those who intentionally make it their purpose and life’s quest, to diligently pursue Him and to do His will. (Hebrews 11:6 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Our greatest quest, being our most sincere desire and aim in life, should always be, to please Papa God, The LORD GOD Almighty, by exhibiting a faith that believes He exists and is willing to do His bidding, in order to accomplish, His divine purpose and will for our lives. Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/05/15- “How Papa God Does Things Is A Mind-Blowing Mystery, But Also Amazingly Awesome!” (Ecclesiastes 11:5)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/05/15- “How Papa God Does Things Is A Mind-Blowing Mystery, But Also Amazingly Awesome!” (Ecclesiastes 11:5)

Premise Question: Given the reality that we cannot understand nor fully comprehend the mysteries of Papa God and life, what is it that we can do, ought to do and certainly should do?

“Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.” (‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭11:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

As you are completely unaware, not having the ability nor even the capacity to know the origin of the course and direction the wind takes, or the perplexing mystery of the miracle of conception, in how the Spirit brings life to the form of a human being inside the womb of a pregnant woman, so too, the ingenious endeavors and activities of The LORD GOD Almighty is far above and beyond your ability to comprehend or fully understand. For The LORD GOD Almighty is The Author, The Originator, The Inventor, The Maker, The Builder and The Producer of all things in Heaven and on the earth, and even beyond Heaven and earth. And furthermore, there is not anything that He, Papa God, is not able to do and do excellently. (Ecclesiastes 11:5 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Papa God’s ways and thoughts, being too wonderful to fully understand or comprehend by us, because His ways, being in stark contrast to our ways and His thoughts, are much higher than ours, and therefore, should not, and in fact, is not and certainly cannot be compared. But, Papa God’s ways and thoughts can be and should be, though, fully accepted by us, by each of us placing our complete faith and utter trust and reliance in and upon Him and His ways and thoughts, as being The Only Real Truth, that merits and deserves us our having the full confidence and assurance that it is for our greatest good and benefit that He does what He does, in the way that He does all things, with love and excellence! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/21/15- “The Only Thing That Really Matters!” (Galatians 5:6)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/21/15- “The Only Thing That Really Matters!”
(Galatians 5:6)

Premise Question: What is the most important thing, the thing that really matters the most and is superior to everything else, as it relates to the daily focus of our lives, as true followers of Jesus Christ, in our walk of faith?

For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love. (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭6‬ NLT)

For when you are a true follower of Jesus Christ, you become an integral and most valued part of the family of Papa God, The Company of The Redeemed. And, it matters not what background, race, culture, or station in life, that you’ve come from; for it doesn’t have any relative worth or significance. The one and only thing that really matters or has any meaning at all; for it is superior to any and all other things and nothing else will actually work or have the desired effect, so is therefore, absolutely meaningless; is our belief in and our walk with Papa God, showing by our overt and caring actions towards others, that we are walking in His love, when we are loving others and giving His love away unconditionally! (Galatians 5:6 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Once we become members of The Company of The Redeemed, which are the true followers of Jesus Christ, our priorities and focus must change and be transformed. It is quite commendable to become a scholar, an apologist and linguist in biblical languages, history, culture and anthropology. It’s wonderful to be able to quote, from memory, large portions of The Holy Scriptures, to have great understanding and insight into doctrine and the tenets of faith. It’s a remarkable thing to be able to express your knowledge and wisdom of all the great mysteries of The Scriptures to others, expressing yourself as an orator or writer. To be recognized, by others, for following a strict standard of rules to live your life by, or incredible accomplishments, world travel, building of magnificent edifices, your talents, abilities or being gifted, may be a great honor and feel good, but it is not nearly as important as the thing that really matters the most! The most important and significant thing that really matters is our authentic faith expressing itself in real love, the love of Papa God being expressed towards everyone, for it is superior to all other expressions, activities and accomplishments that we could ever do or be involved in. Our faith expressing itself in love towards others is the true barometer and measure, the revealer of the condition and authenticity of our actual faith walk! Check out 1 Corinthians 13! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/05/15- “Jesus Is The Resurrection And The Life!” (John 11:25-26)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/05/15- “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 relevant, being most 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 or essentially cannot overcome? The best response today to those 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: PDCP- 04/04/15- “The Spirit Of Papa God Gives Life!” (Romans 8:11)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/04/15- “The Spirit Of Papa God Gives Life!” (Romans 8:11)

Premise Question: Besides the obvious and most excellent benefit of receiving everlasting life; what is the greatest benefit, being the most helpful one, for living our lives now, that we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, have received as a direct result of having The Spirit of Papa God living in our finite, being perishable, earthly bodies?

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭11‬ NLT)

Not only have you been put right with Papa God, but when His Spirit, The Holy Spirit, which is the One who was charged with the responsibility of restoring life back into The Savior’s deceased earthly body, by raising Him up from the grave, has taken up permanent residence within you; then, you too shall have your finite, being temporal and perishable, earthly body restored back to life, in the very same way and manner that The LORD had His earthly body restored, as this also is accomplished by and through the same Spirit of Papa God that now lives and resides within the within of your innermost being. (Romans 8:11)

Bottom Line: The greatest benefit that we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed have and enjoy, is full, free and unfettered access to the empowering presence, comfort and refreshing, as well as, the divine guidance and wisdom of Papa God’s Spirit, The Holy Spirit; who helps us to overcome and be victorious in every area of our lives, but especially in the intense struggle that rages within each one of us, between our old sinful nature and its desires and our new life and its new nature, that desires to honor and please Papa God. Therefore, we ought to continually thank Papa God for His life giving Spirit that lives deep within the within of our innermost beings. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/03/15- “Papa God’s Love, Put On Display, For All To See!” (Romans 5:8)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/03/15- “Papa God’s Love, Put On Display, For All To See!” (Romans 5:8)

Premise Question: Why did Papa God put on such a remarkable, spectacular exhibition and display, of His magnanimity, His incomparable gracious favor and His marvelous love, for all to clearly see?

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬ NLT)

Even so, Papa God clearly proved and made it known to everyone everywhere, with a spectacularly huge in magnitude, being utterly incomparable, display of His extravagantly magnanimous perfect love for all of humankind, by dispatching from Heaven, His One and only Son, The Agent of righteous redemption, The Anointed One, to hang upon a cruel cross for each and everyone of our sinful transgressions. And, that’s not all, for incredible as it may seem, He actually did this, amazingly enough, even while we were at our very worst and still His enemies; being in a helpless, hapless, hopeless and completely unrepentant and unredeemed deathlike state. (Romans 5:8 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Why? Because of this one great and preeminent desire and divine purpose! The salvation and complete redemption of humankind; restoring, renewing and healing the breach, spanning the chasm, reconciling and bringing back to life and in right relationship and sweet fellowship, with Papa God’s greatly cherished, being most precious and dearly loved, creation, His heart’s desire. (John 3:16) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/23/15- “Put It On, Put It All On!” (Ephesians 6:11)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/23/15- “Put It On, Put It All On!” (Ephesians 6:11)

Premise Question: Is it really necessary, or is there even a remote possibility, that we’ll have the capacity, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, to withstand all of the tactics and schemes of the enemy, and also have the ability to live a successful life, that’s satisfying, flourishing, completely overcoming and victorious, without ever fully utilizing the full protection of Papa God’s armor that He’s provided for us; or can we just be a “put on” and be successful, without actually putting on His armor?

Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭11‬ NLT)

Don’t be a “put on,” but do put on the full armor of Papa God, by utilizing every part of it to counteract and defend against the schemes and tactics of the enemy of your very soul, the devil; then, you’ll have the full capacity and steadfastness, to withstand any and all of the insidious, cunning approaches and nefarious attacks of the evil one. (Ephesians 6:11 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Refuse to ever be anything but authentic! Don’t be a “put on,” but, do put on the armor of Papa God! Don’t try to live and fight “the good fight of faith” on your own, relying on your own strength and acumen, without fully utilizing the armor of Papa God! Don’t get waylaid, outsmarted or outmaneuvered, by the enemy and his insidious schemes and brutal tactics, because of your pride, arrogance, insolence or even your ignorance! For if your plan of defense/offense doesn’t include and involve putting on and fully utilizing the provision and protection of the armor of Papa God, then, you may as well, plan on experiencing a complete and utter miserable failure, with absolute defeat and destruction, in your life, as a believing member of The Company of The Redeemed! So yes, it’s absolutely an imperative necessity, and no, there’s not even a remote possibility, that we’d ever have the capability of defeating the enemy, without the full utilization of Papa God’s armor, period! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/21/15- “Freedom To Serve In Love” (Galatians 5:13)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/21/15- “Freedom To Serve In Love” (Galatians 5:13)

Premise Question: What is the greatest temptation, for the most part, given the blessings that have been bestowed upon us here in America, that The Church has to overcome, in order to fulfill the reason and purpose Papa God has given us the freedom we enjoy?

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬ NLT)

The freedom that Papa God has granted all of us to experience, enjoy and live in, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, was not given to us, so that we could spend it all upon ourselves, by satisfying and gratifying our own sinful desires of the flesh. Rather, though, it’s been given to us, so that we would be fully equipped, with every provision, in order to have the necessary capacity and ability, to love and serve others, with our freedom and blessings. (Galatians 5:13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: I truly believe, that The Church in America, has been extremely blessed for the divine purpose and reason of having the great ability to bless and reach those who are less fortunate. I believe that Papa God has given us, The United States, a trust. He desires that we be good, honorable and faithful servants, to utilize what He’s given us to reach and bless those, first, who are amongst us, then, those who are outside the church, and finally, to the rest of the world. So we’ve been given a choice, of how we are going to use our new found freedom and blessings: #1. We can choose to enjoy and use the blessings of our freedom, by spending the biggest portion upon ourselves, building our own kingdoms, by satisfying and fulfilling our own desires, goals and dreams. Or, instead, #2. We can choose to use our new found freedom to love and serve others, by meeting their needs, helping them to get on the path that see them succeed in life; thereby, fulfilling Papa God’s commands, His will and purpose, and one of the main reasons He for granted us freedom in the first place, which, if we’ll do, will highly please Him! And that’s a good thing. Let’s begin to inquire of The LORD, as to what He wants us to spend and use our freedom and blessings on, rather than always lavishly spending it all upon ourselves. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/04/15- “Me, Afraid? Of What?” (Psalm 56:4)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/04/15- “Me, Afraid? Of What?” (Psalm 56:4)

Premise Question: In reality, is there any reasonable, or even unreasonable proof, that we, who are children of The Most High, should ever be frightened by anything or afraid of anyone, in this life?

I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? (‭Psalms‬ ‭56‬:‭4‬ NLT)

With grateful homage, great tribute and high praise, I exalt and extol The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, for His declarations of certitude, made on my behalf and for my greatest benefit. Papa God has assured me, with His word of honor, His absolute sure guarantee, upon which I place my complete hope, trust and reliance in; so, for what cause, or for what reason, should I ever be apprehensive, being filled with terror or anxious about anything, or fearful of anyone? After all, what can mortal flesh and blood really do to me, a favored child of The Most High? (Psalms 56:4 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Promises, promises! They’re made all the time, by multitudes of individuals and most of the time, with good intentions, but there’s only One who has always faithfully kept every one He’s ever made, Papa God. We can place our complete confidence and trust, with full assurance, that Papa God will do all that He says He’ll do, every time, on time, with perfect timing! So, when Papa God is for us, it doesn’t matter who or what may be against us! (Romans 8:31) Papa God has promised that He will not ever fail or abandon us! (Hebrews 13:5) Papa God tells us that He is always at the ready to give us His help, strength and protection! (Psalm 46:1) Papa God assures us that even when we are surrounded by our enemies and facing some dire straits, that His presence is surely all around us, with His comfort, peace, protection and provision. (Psalm 23) And, He’s promised us, that one day we will receive all the rights and privileges of His rightful heirs, including a glorious new body, one that will last for all of eternity, which will be spent in His glorious presence. (Romans 8:23) So, me, afraid? Afraid of what or who? Ha! Nothing and no one! (Job 42:2) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/26/15- “Little With Fear VS Abundance With Trouble” (Proverbs 15:16)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/26/15- “Little With Fear VS Abundance With Trouble!” (Proverbs 15:16)

Premise Question: Is this concept, found in Papa God’s Holy Wisdom Book, (that we are better off having a meager existence with a healthy reverential awe for The LORD, rather than, to possess an unusually large fortune that’s accompanied by inner strife and unrest) truly something that we, as believers, accept, believe and practice?

Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭16‬ NLT)

Even though it may seem insane, or a nonsensical concept to accept, believe or practice, it is much more preferable, being full of superior wisdom, to live and have a meager existence, with a healthy reverential awe for The LORD, rather than, an unusually large, extravagant fortune, accompanied by internal turbulence, tumult and great unrest. (Proverbs 15:16 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Perhaps the answer to this question can be addressed with: It all depends on the perspective that you’re coming from and the experience you’ve had, in life! For, if on the one hand, you’ve always been blessed with an abundance of wealth and you’ve never had the opportunity to know what it’s like to live on a meager existence, it is incongruent to you, and therefore, you may not be able to relate. While, on the other hand, if you’ve always been challenged to live on a sparse amount, having never experienced what it’s like to live with an over abundance of riches, then you may have a difficult time in accepting the concept, as well, but just from a completely different perspective. So, what source should and can we believe, as being true and, who and where do we go for the definitive, being superior, answer? Let’s look at Paul The Apostle: He said that he had lived in both scenarios and had come to understand that the secret was to learn to be content, no matter what the scenario. (Philippians 4:11-12) Paul also tells Timothy that true godliness, with contentment, is itself great wealth. Because after all, in actuality, we were born with nothing and there’s not anything we’ll be able to take with us when we leave this world. So, we ought to be content if we have enough to eat and clothes to wear. Paul goes on to say to Timothy, that those who desire to become rich, may open themselves up to all kinds of tempting snares and thus, could be subject to falling for them, with devastating repercussions. He continues with, the love of money, not money itself, but the inordinate affection of money, is the “tap root” of all kinds of nefarious activities and one with that root in their life, could end up with a boatload of regrets and plenty of sorrows! (1 Timothy 6:6-10) Now we could continue this discussion, but for the sake of space and time, let me leave you with a couple other scrips to consider: (Mark 4:19, Matthew 6:20, Luke 12:34). Finally, no matter what scenario we may be experiencing, in life, let’s believe, accept, receive and put into practice, the wise counsel of The LORD, and experience true wealth, which is, godliness, with contentment. Blessings…
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