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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/10- “So Incredibly Gracious And Kind—That He Bought Our Freedom!” (Ephesians 1:7)

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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: 03/10- “So Incredibly Gracious And Kind—That He Bought Our Freedom!” (Ephesians 1:7)

Premise Question: Is there ever even a remote possibility, that our sin could ever trump, by being greater than, Papa God’s incredible kindness, His great generosity, magnanimous mercy and gracious favor?

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ NLT)

Papa God, who is infinitely wealthy, having an over abundance of generosity and goodwill towards all humankind; poured out His gracious favor and love upon us, by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, for the divine purpose of shedding His blood, in order to pardon, absolve and release us, from the impossible to pay debt of indebtedness owed, due to our sin. In so doing, Papa God has bought, with His own Son’s shed blood, our liberty and freedom.
(Ephesians 1:7 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Quick, succinct and concise answer to the Premise Question…NOPE! Not even an infinitesimal possibility! His grace is sufficient. (2 Corinthians 12:9) His love always covers. (Proverbs 10:12, 1 Peter 4:8) His grace is greater. (Romans 5:17) He is a good Papa, His love is unfailing, His faithfulness is extended to every generation. (Psalm 100:5) And finally, nothing will ever be able to separate us from Papa God’s love! Nothing or no one! (Romans 8:35:39) Papa God has redeemed us and set us free! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/24-“We Have The Best And The Greatest Advocate Of All Time!” (1 John 2:1-2)

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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: 01/24-“We Have The Best And The Greatest Advocate Of All Time!” (1 John 2:1-2)

Premise Question: Is there a better option available to us, as humankind, than deciding to choose the best and the greatest Advocate of all time, with the absolutely greatest results and percentage of efficacy, in arguing, pleading, defending and winning cases, to personally represent us before The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, The Supreme Judge, than Jesus Christ, our atoning and redeeming LORD and Savior?

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (‭1 John‬ ‭2‬:‭1-2‬ NIV)

To my greatly loved and most precious spiritual progeny; I’m addressing the issue of sin here, by expressing this to you in written form, so that you will choose to refrain from sinning any longer. Although, if any of you succumbs to temptation and in so doing, end up sinning once again, please understand and accept, that we do have the best and greatest Advocate, who will plead our case, on our behalf, before The Supreme Judge, Papa God; His Name is Jesus Christ, The Most Holy One, who is blameless, guiltless and without sin. It was He, that surrendered His life, as the ultimate sacrificial offering for all of our sin, making amends and reparations, by absolving us, from the righteous requirements of Papa God’s Holy Law, but not only us, but the entirety of humankind as well, providing us and them with an alternative to certain death, and thus, was obedient, even unto death, so that we, all of humankind could escape from that certain death, and live forever in His, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty’s, Papa God’s eternal presence. (1 John 2:1-2 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Nope, there isn’t! For there is not only not a better option available to us, in order for us to escape from a most certain eternal death, because of our sin, but there is no other option known to humankind, whereby, one can be spared and saved from the righteous requirements and judgements of a Holy God! There’s only one way and one name that’s going to be be efficacious. The one way is by calling upon The Name of The LORD, through confession, for salvation! The one Name we confess, is Jesus Christ, as our LORD and Savior, The Redeemer of all of humankind! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/25/15- “Hallelujah! It Really Did Happen!” (Isaiah 9:6)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/25/15- “Hallelujah! It Really Did Happen!” (Isaiah 9:6)

Premise Question: So, just what did really happen on that unique and oh so wonderful and most glorious night?

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” ‭‭(Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭NLT‬)

For The Immortal Divine Word of Papa God, became mortal, taking upon Himself the human form of flesh and blood, as The only begotten Son of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty’s provision to us; coming to earth, to dwell amongst humankind, as a humble servant, in order to carry the weight of the world’s transgressions upon His shoulders, ultimately becoming The Supreme Ruler of everything and everyone. And, He will have and be known by these magnificent names: The Wonderful Counselor, astonishing all of humanity with His awesome wisdom, guidance and great comfort; The Almighty God, for there is none that can be compared to His Omnipotence; The Everlasting Father, because He is eternal, without a beginning and without an end; The Prince of Peace, He, who becomes, is and shall forever be, The King of kings and LORD of Lords, establishing a Kingdom of Peace, for all of humankind, even into infinity and beyond. (Isaiah 9:6 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The prophet Isaiah, who foretold of the birth of The Anointed One, somewhere in the neighborhood of about 700 years before the blessed event occurred, but is now, a historical fact, accepted and believed by the multiplied multitudes of The Company of The Redeemed, some 2000 plus years beyond the blessed event that occurred on that extraordinarily unique, oh so wondrous and most glorious Holy Night, is now to be told by all members in good standing, of The Company of The Redeemed, to everyone everywhere in the world, this wonderful and glorious message of Good News, which is, “Hallelujah! Joy to the world, The LORD has come, let earth rejoice and receive her King!” Merry Christmas and blessings to all…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/12/15- “Sin Has Lost Its Venomous Stinger!” (1Corinthians 15:56-57)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/12/15- “Sin Has Lost Its Venomous Stinger!”
(1 Corinthians 15:56-57)

Premise Question: Why was sin given such power, for what purpose was sin given such authority and how does sin wield its power over humanity?

For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭56-57‬ NLT)

Sin acts as a stinger, injecting a venom into each one us, that is extremely painful, absolutely lethal, being quite deadly. It has the full weight, authority and power, of Papa God’s righteous law behind it. But, all thanks and praise goes to Papa God, for providing the anti-venom, through the shed blood of His Son, our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ! For He and He alone, is the only truly efficacious antidote, graciously made available to us, that completely counter-acts the power of the law of sin and death, and in so doing, gives us all, every member of The Company of The Redeemed, a most excellent and gloriously triumphant victory and huge success over our sin and death. (1 Corinthians 15:56-57 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Papa God established and gave His Holy Law, in order to judge sin in humankind. Sin was given the full backing and support of Papa Gods Holy Law, in order to carry out the just recompense, upon all of humankind, by paying just wages to each one, according to their own sinful practices and transgressions of His Holy Law. Sin was given great authority, for the express purpose of clearly pointing out the sheer futility and inadequacy of humankind ever being able to even begin to attempt to try and satisfy the righteous requirements of Papa Gods Holy Law; for it is an absolute impossibility to do so! But, with Papa God, all things are possible, especially to those who will place their complete faith and trust in Him! Finally, sin wields its lethal, legal power and authority over all of humankind, with dire consequences and curses, punishing and torturing, the sinner, which ultimately ends in eternal separation from Papa God’s presence, in eternal punishment and death. All thanks and praise to You, Papa God and Your Righteous Servant, who came and fulfilled every righteous requirement of Your Holy Law; thereby, providing complete victory over sin, death, hell and the grave, giving all who believe and receive Your Son, as their personal LORD and Savior, eternal salvation and an ESCAPE from eternal death!
E-S-C-A-P-E…Eternal Salvation Came At Perfection’s Expense! 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- 03/30/15- “Retirement Plan? Pick One!” (Romans 6:23)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/30/15- “Retirement Plan? Pick One!” (Romans 6:23)

Premise Question: What are the stark contrasts and differences, when compared side by side, between the two eternal retirement, (benefits/plans) packages being offered, by Papa God through His Son Jesus Christ, to all of humankind?

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. (‭Romans‬ ‭6‬:‭23‬ NLT)

The renumeration and recompense you’ll forever be paid, because of your sin, is eternal separation from Papa God’s presence, utter destruction and spiritual death, but the undeserved serendipitous and really generous gift, that Papa God has made available to you and which is absolutely free, without any cost to you, is everlasting, without end, eternal life, provided by His Son, our LORD, Jesus Christ, through His death on the cross. (Romans 6:23 PDCP)

Alternate PDCP: If you allow sin to master you, by serving its desires, then sin will reward you with death, as your compensation; where as, if you choose to accept God’s overture of being joined together with Him in a Holy Union, through His Son Jesus Christ, then, He rewards you with a perpetual, ceaseless, without end, eternal life of joy and perfect bliss. (Rom.6:23 PDCP)

Bottom Line: As we go through the passion week, I believe this particular scripture aptly sums up for us, perfectly, the “why for reason” and the “what for purpose” of the events that transpired during that week. Within the “why for reason,” was; because of the love The Creator has for all of His creation, He wanted to be reunited with them in a joyful and righteous, intimate relationship, in order to once again experience sweet fellowship, which had been broken and utterly destroyed by sin. And, the “why for purpose,” was to restore the relationship, by redeeming them and restoring their life, even eternal life, to His creation. So, Papa God has proffered two distinctly different and starkly contrasting choices for us to choose, as our eternal retirement (benefits/plans) package. One is based entirely on your own individual life and you being paid in full, wages for every sinful behavior, activity, deed, attitude, motive, wrongdoing, wickedness, thought, you may have. While the other, is based entirely on the perfect and sinless life of The Savior, who has paid in full, all that the righteous law of Papa God required, satisfying it completely. Enrollment is presently open to everyone. Everyone that chooses to respond has been pre-approved, pre-qualified and pre-selected, made possible through the death of Papa God’s Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross. A deposit and contribution has been made, by His Spirit, on your behalf, in your name. Papa God’s perfect retirement plan for us is to exchange the wages we would be paid for our sin, for His free gift of salvation and eternal life! Here is the two retirement packages, side by side, to compare, that are proffered, by Papa God, to all of humankind.
HEAVEN…………………………………………….HELL
*Eternal life………………………………………*Eternal death
*Humility………………………………………….*Humiliation
*Perfect light…………………………………….*Outer darkness
*No more tears or fears……………………..*Weeping and gnashing of teeth
*Plenty to eat and drink……………………..*Constant hunger and thirst
*Forever in the LORD’S presence………..*Outside the presence of Papa God
*Never alone or lonely………………………..*Lonely and left all alone
*Always joyful and happy……………………*Always depressed and tortured
*Perfect health/glorified body………………*Constant suffering, without relief
*Overwhelming joy and peace……………..*Burning with a fire that never stops
*Clean/clear air and atmosphere………….*Constant stench of burning sulphur
…………………………………………………..and searing flesh
*Completely paid in full, as if………………..*Never ending wages being paid, for
you had never even sinned……………………..every sin you’ve ever committed.
*Forever free………………………………………*Incarcerated forever

One choice leads to hearing: “Well done!” While the other choice leads to hearing: “You’re done in!” Choose wisely, make the smart pick, the wise choice, select the best retirement plan ever provided! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/25/15- “Quality VS Quantity, An Incredibly Easy Choice To Make!” (Psalms 84:10)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/25/15- “Quality VS Quantity, An Incredibly Easy Choice To Make!” (Psalms 84:10)

Premise Question: Does quality versus quantity of life matter, with regards to what we spend our time in life doing, how we are spending our life living and who we are spending our time with, while living here on this earth?

A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. (‭Psalms‬ ‭84‬:‭10‬ NLT)

Spending only one twenty-four hour period of time, in Your glorious presence, is without equal and cannot even begin to be compared to spending twenty-four thousand hours or any amount of time spent, in any way, with anyone anywhere else, in any realm; for that place and person, in reality, just doesn’t exist! So, when given the opportunity, I would easily choose, every time, without any hesitation or angst, to spend my time with You, Papa God. For it’s a much more desirable, being a superiorly preferable experience and with greater benefits, to be enjoyed, than anything else, anywhere else! Therefore, even if I did nothing else, while in Your presence, than that of serving as a traffic supervisor, a head counter, a crowd control sentry, or even just a door monitor, with the simple task of greeting people, while holding the door open, to welcome them as they enter into Your presence; this, would be much more preferable than living a life of luxury, in a palatial mansion, with all the amenities and security one could imagine and without ever having any financial difficulties or challenges to worry about, while dwelling in the midst of those who are incorrigible and morally depraved. (Psalms 84:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: It’s never a good idea or decision, to choose to compromise or exchange your principles for serving your self-interest and fulfilling your own carnal and sinful desires. Nothing is ever going to be worth exchanging the divine for the profane, the temporal for the intrinsically eternal, the inane for the satisfying and fulfilling intimacy that we can have with Papa God. Don’t give up your inheritance and spiritual freedom, in The LORD, for anything or anyone: Not for the promise of physical security, financial considerations, or the provision of your daily necessities. Not any of it will ever bring you peace, joy or fulfill the deepest yearnings and desires of your heart. Don’t be like Esau, Jacob’s brother, who exchanged his rightful eternal inheritance for a bowl of red stew; thereby, satisfying and fulfilling the immediacy of a temporary situation, his hunger pangs. (Genesis 25:30) So, to answer the Premise Question: Quality of life does matter and no amount of quantity of life will ever suffice or be able to replace or be a suitable substitute for quality of life, comparatively speaking, with regards to spending time with and serving Papa God, while living here on this earth. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/10/15- “So Incredibly Kind, That He Bought Our Freedom!” (Ephesians 1:7)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/10/15- “So Incredibly Kind, That He Bought Us Our Freedom!” (Ephesians 1:7)

Premise Question: Is there ever even a remote possibility, that our sin could ever trump, by being greater than, Papa God’s incredible kindness, His great generosity, magnanimous mercy and gracious favor?

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ NLT)

Papa God, who is infinitely wealthy, having an over abundance of generosity and goodwill towards all humankind; poured out His gracious favor and love upon us, by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, for the divine purpose of shedding His blood, in order to pardon, absolve and release us, from the impossible to pay debt of indebtedness owed, due to our sin. In so doing, Papa God has bought, with His own Son’s shed blood, our liberty and freedom.
(Ephesians 1:7 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Quick, succinct and concise answer to the Premise Question…NOPE! Not even an infinitesimal possibility! His grace is sufficient. (2 Corinthians 12:9) His love always covers. (Proverbs 10:12, 1 Peter 4:8) His grace is greater. (Romans 5:17) He is good, His love is unfailing, His faithfulness is extended to every generation. (Psalm 100:5) And finally, nothing will ever be able to separate us from Papa God’s love! Nothing or no one! (Romans 8:35:39) Papa God has set us free! Blessings…
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