INDENTURED AND WITH CRUSHING INDEBTEDNESS…Repost
Held captive, as an indentured bond slave,
without any capacity or ability to repay
the suffocating and cruel crushing indebtedness required of us to pay
for our liberty, so that, we may live our lives in freedom and peace;
He, The LORD, comes to our rescue and defense,
as our benefactor, our liberator and redeemer,
He sets us free from the indentureship of bondage,
completely and fully satisfying our overwhelming onerous indebtedness.
All thanks and praise to The One True God,
The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty,
His name is Jesus Christ, The Savior of humanity…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/09- “Set Yourself Free—From All Your Debris!” (2 Corinthians 7:1)
Premise Question: How do we, or can we, set ourselves free, and then, stay perpetually free, to continually live free, experiencing complete release and total deliverance, from our sin and the darkness of this world, in order to receive the fullness and gracious gift of salvation and freedom of The LORD?
“Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.” (2 Corinthians 7:1 NLT)
Ergo, in view of and as a direct consequence of Almighty Papa God’s succinct and declarative assurances, that He’s afforded each one of us through His great and precious promises, in which, we presently have total access to and are now in full possession of, dearly beloved fellow members of The Company of The Redeemed, it is therefore, incumbent upon each one of us, to break free, by purging and absolving ourselves from anything and everything that may tend to influence or distract us in an unsuitable manner, or that may even be possibly defiling, debasing or causing debauchery to become a profane stain within and without our body, soul and spirit. We should always make it our life’s aim to conforming absolutely to the description, the exact definition, of the ideal representation of impeccable holiness—Jesus Christ. We can do this, by becoming a personal temple of worship, whereby, our individual life is lived in reverential awe and holy honor exclusively for and unto The LORD GOD Almighty. (2 Corinthians 7:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We can set ourselves free, when we, choose to fully accept Papa God’s gracious and most merciful sacrificial offering of deliverance and freedom—His indescribable, inimitable wonderful gift of redeeming salvation. And then, we shall continue to be free, by being obedient and completely compliant to His Word and His divine plan, purpose and will for our lives!
Therefore, it is for this very reason, and truly because of Papa God’s great and precious promises that He has given to us, that we are filled with the sure confidence and full assurance of knowing that He is our Loving Papa God; living, breathing and walking among us, filling us with His joy and peace, comforting us, strengthening us, providing for our needs and ultimately, keeping us eternally safe.
And finally, we can rejoice and be glad, as it is extremely joyful knowing that we are His very own, greatly beloved children, and therefore, it behoves each one of us to, “keep our hearts and lives free of all debris, by flushing the flesh and staying refreshed!” Thus, being set free, with an eternal golden guarantee, to fully experience life and His redeeming salvation, because of His great unfailing love He has for each of us. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/10- “Choose To Live An Honorable And Circumspect Life And Thereby, Silence The Accusations Of The Mis-And Uninformed!” (1 Peter 2:15-16)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/10- “Choose To Live An Honorable And Circumspect Life And Thereby, Silence The Accusations Of The Mis-And Uninformed!” (1 Peter 2:15-16)
Premise Question: How and what must we do, The Company of The Redeemed, in order to effectively silence the roar of those who would cast dispersions, utter or make foolish and unwarranted mis- or uninformed evaluations of us, by spreading false and foolish accusations/recriminations, thus, leading others and themselves to come to outrageous conclusions and faulty perceptions?
“It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you. For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil.” (1 Peter 2:15-16 NLT)
The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty fully intended that you have the capacity, with His enabling, to live your lives honorably and circumspectly, and that your lives should be accompanied by generous acts of kindness and doing good to everyone. Therefore, living this way will have the wonderful effect of being completely successful in squelching and utterly dismantling the prattle of the misinformed, as well as the uninformed—those who happen to lack sense, who are shortsighted, without any prudence or discretion. Choose to live your lives as those who’ve been liberated, set free, released from bondage, being a full fledged member in good standing, with all rights and privileges, of The Company of The Redeemed; but refuse to use your privilege of liberty to disguise, conceal, mask or camouflage an indulgent licentious lifestyle. For you are Papa God’s holy and uniquely chosen people—His bond servants; therefore, live, being wholly subject to Him and Him alone. (1 Peter 2:15-16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In order for us, The Company of The Redeemed, to fulfill Papa God’s desire, will and purpose for us, of successfully combating, refuting, overcoming and silencing the roar of the mis- and uninformed people, who are wont and quick to be foolishly accusatory, in spreading false and misleading information, which cast unwarranted dispersions and recriminations against us; leading others and themselves to come to faulty, wrongful and outrageous conclusions and perceptions of us, we must choose to live our lives in an honorable and circumspect manner and way. Meaning: being truthful, conscientious, upright and forthright, ethically honest, principled, led by principles that are of good repute and are completely trustworthy, watchful, attentive, vigilant, careful, considerate, deliberately prudent, scrupulous, influenced by sage wisdom, always “above board,” open and transparent in all our dealings with those who would be subject to being accusatory and who are perhaps mis- or uninformed.
We must also come into the wonderful understanding and insight of just how blessed and free we are, having been delivered and liberated by Papa God, through His Son—Jesus Christ, who is our Redeemer, LORD and Savior!
But, we must never ever use our freedom, as permission, a reason, excuse or justification or a license to enter into or participate in any evil behaviors or activities that would be dis-pleasing to Papa God!
Remember, we are Papa God’s very own, redeemed, greatly beloved and most cherished bond servants, and it should be our greatest aim and desire to always be pleasing to Him, in all that we do and say! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/23- “We’ve Been Granted Freedom To Be Free And To Stay Free!” (Galatians 5:1)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/23- “We’ve Been Granted Freedom To Be Free And To Stay Free!” (Galatians 5:1)
Premise Question: Once any of us has been released from the bondage of sin, having been set free from the perilous darkness and certain death sentence, and are hereby, now a full fledged member of The Company of The Redeemed, having truly tasted and fully experienced the real freedom that only Jesus Christ can provide, with all of its blessings and benefits, why would any of us ever choose to return to our previous state of hopelessness, held in captivity, and in bondage to our sinful plight?
“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” (Galatians 5:1 NLT)
It is for our great benefit of individual personal liberty, that Christ has provided freedom to all who choose to become members of The Company of The Redeemed; granting them the ability to move freely, while enjoying all the rights and privileges afforded to them, because they’ve been released and set free from the penalty of sin, which is eternal death and destruction. Therefore, stay strong, firm and resolute in the wonderful knowledge and blessed assurance of your freedom; not allowing yourself to ever become entangled by the strangling cords and heavy weights of the onerous obligations of an agency of oppression, that’s restrictive and controlling, by putting you, once again, back into restraints of bondage and captivity. (Galatians 5:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What a great premise question for all of us to ponder, and to seriously, with grave sincerity, consider.
To expound upon the premise question even further; why would any of us, after having tasted and experienced The LORD’s goodness and gentleness, His mercy and kindness, His gracious favor, and real freedom, ever subject ourselves again to being under the influence and control of the brutal authorities, the powers of darkness and evil rulers of this world?
There are many reasons that can possibly be given, even some of them, could quite probably, fall under the heading of mitigating circumstances; but most, if not all of them, can be attributed to our own personal decisions and choices, our own actions, behaviors, thoughts, habits, practices and weaknesses, and especially, our own inappropriate personal desires!
Here are just a select few that we all need to be aware and extremely leery of, for our own benefit and well being, as well as, for the benefit and good of those around us: Isolation, insulation, arrogance and pride, being full of conceit, self confidence and pomposity, given to being slothful and lazy, lacking discipline and integrity, being anemic and weak, due to an insufficient prayer life, a lack of fellowship and intimacy with The LORD—through spending quality time in His Word and a significant and sufficient amount of time in worship and praise of Him, both personally and corporately, with other believers.
We are too prone to worry, self-doubt, self-hate, self-loathing, being fearful, full of anxiety, shame and remorse, allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed by all of this and more, and then, becoming completely exasperated, whereby we end up yielding and then finally succumbing to failure and defeat.
Other mitigating reasons, valid or invalid, perhaps may include sleep deprivation, deception, falling prey to some scheme, snare or trap, thus becoming entangled in an intricate plan and web of deceit and despair, taken advantage of in a moment of weakness and vulnerability, thus becoming entrapped and ensnared by the actions, will and desires of someone else.
Or there is always the established sage wisdom and obvious accepted fact, that a fool and his money, as well as his good reputation, will soon be separated! Added to that sage statement is the one from Solomon: “As a dog returns to his vomit, so too, a fool returns to his own folly!”
But, we are not without hope! Even if we have fallen prey to our own devices or the devices and schemes of others or even life itself and all of its vagaries and vicissitudes! We can be set free, we are set free, we can continue to stay free, if we will not allow ourselves to once again be enslaved by our own devices, and thus, become subject again to the laws of sin, death and the rulers, principalities and authorities of this world! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/09- “We Are Set Free!” (Romans 8:2)
Premise Question: Why are we, The Company of The Redeemed, set free, what are we to become, and then, what are we to do with our freedom?
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 8:2 NLT)
And it is for this very reason, that it has now and forevermore been established, that you are one of His own dearly beloved children, because of the path that was cleared, through the power, agency and means of Jesus Christ, who was Papa God’s instrument of His principle commandment of love. And, it is by the revelation and power of the life-giving spirit of The Holy Spirit, who is the giver of our eternal existence, that He has imparted to us life and liberty; releasing us from a horrible existence of tyranny and bondage, no longer being subject to or held captive by, the law of sin and death, which leads to eternal damnation, but now, able to enjoy to the fullest, the life of liberty in Christ Jesus, with all of its rights and privileges. (Romans 8:2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We have been set free, in order, to worship Papa God in Spirit and in Truth! Therefore, our daily lives should be a sacrificial offering of worship and praise that truly brings honor and glory to His Name.
We are to become true and faithful servants of The Most High, by allowing His Spirit’s power in us to fulfill His divine purpose and will in our lives, as individual servants, but also as His serving CHURCH (Christ Helping Us Reach Complete Healing) at large.
So, we are set free to live, to be, to flourish, to do, to succeed, to accomplish. We are set free to become all that we were meant to be and to experience what it truly means to belong to Papa God, as His precious own and dearly beloved children.
We are set free from the darkness of this world, set free from the penalty of sin, which is death, hell, the grave and eternal separation from the presence of Papa God.
We are therefore, entirely free to enjoy our new found life, free to rejoice and be glad, because we have been released and set free from the bands and bonds of wickedness, and thereby, can now fully experience our new life of peace and joy; a life that is an everlasting life, without end.
We are free to, and should, exercise our renewed faith, by living a righteous and overcoming life, because it is Papa God Himself that has given us right standing with Him.
Therefore, we are free to enjoy sweet fellowship and to have a fulfilling relationship and union with Him, that is perfectly satisfying and refreshing.
“He set me free!” 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- 05/23- “We All Fall Woefully Short And Are Excruciatingly Inadequate!” (Romans 3:23-24)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/23- “We All Fall Woefully Short And Are Excruciatingly Inadequate!” (Romans 3:23-24)
Premise Question: Is there any amount of effort or exercise, that we could make or do, on our own behalf, that would be successful in acquiring or producing the desired result of redemption for our soul, or would it all just be an exercise in futility?
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:23-24 NLT)
No one can escape the demand and righteous requirement of what is owed. As a direct result of humankind’s sin, everyone is woefully inadequate to even begin to have the ability of measuring up to the excellence and pure light of the holiness and righteousness of Papa God. Yet, all of us are declared innocent, guiltless, totally absolved of all of our sin—being completely justified, as if we had never entered into sin. This was provided and freely given to us, through and by His wonderful grace, although, this grace was not free, in the sense that it cost nothing, for it cost Papa God, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, everything, as they paid the ultimate price for our certain redemption. His atonement completely covered and satisfied the full amount owed for our redemption and total deliverance from sin and death; all of this came through Jesus Christ, The One True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty and Savior of humankind! (Romans 3:23-24 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Without the intervention and gracious help of The LORD, we all fall woefully short, as we are completely ill equipped and excruciatingly inadequate to effect the necessary transformative change that must take place in our individual lives, in order to experience a new and redemptive life of eternal joy and peace forevermore. So, by any other means, or any other course of action or path we choose to take in life, it is utterly doomed from the start, and therefore, would be pointless, useless, inconsequential and absurd, as it would be completely ineffective, worthless, without merit or reward, and would for certain be an abject exercise in futility.
Let us each, then, choose the only way and path that leads to true righteousness, perfect peace and real joy, which results in a sure and certain eternal escape from death and damnation for each one that so chooses, thereby, freeing them from the sure penalty of death and destruction; freely granting them an everlasting eternal life of joy and peace forevermore. Choose Christ—Choose life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/27- “Freedom For All Who Turn To The LORD!”
(2 Corinthians 3:17)
Premise Question: Just what does it truly mean, and encompass, and what is required of us, in order to fully experience the reality of the completely liberating freedom, that’s found only where the Spirit of The LORD is present?
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17 NLT)
Now, since it is a given and has already been established and understood, that The LORD and The Spirit are absolutely one and the same, and that, whenever and wherever, at anyplace, anytime, anywhere, everyplace and everywhere, The Manifest Presence of The Most High, which is The Spirit of The LORD, shows up and is present, there is absolute liberty and freedom for all, who turn to Him, to be had. (2 Corinthians 3:17 PDCP)
Bottom Line: *What it truly means for us to experience true freedom is: we are no longer subject to being held captive by the covenant of the law of sin and death, but have now been set free to see, by a new and living covenant of life, with all blinders and mind blocks, on our ability to comprehend, perceive and receive, with complete understanding, being utterly removed.
*What it encompasses is: the ability and spiritual anointing to minister effectively no matter where we are or who we’re with, or what the situation or circumstances may be. We will, without fear, and with great courage, be able to live free, speak freely, and with boldness, because The Spirit of The LORD’S presence is always with us.
*What is required of us is: to turn to Him, believe and receive Him, as our LORD and Savior, then rely on Him to lead, guide and direct us, in our new found freedom.
The old way had a glory that was fading away, but the new way, by and through The Spirit, will never fade away, or ever be diminished in its capacity; for the law always ends in death, but, The Spirit always brings freedom, with life everlasting, because wherever The Spirit of The LORD is, there is life and freedom! 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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04/04-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: 04/04- “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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