SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/23- “It’s Registration Time—So Make Room In Your Heart!” (Luke 2:6-7)
Premise Question: How does one register, in order to then be counted in the census of The LORD GOD Almighty, and, have you personally registered yet?
“And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.” (Luke 2:6-7 NLT)
On the night of Mary and Joseph’s arrival into Bethlehem, the City of David, for the specific purpose of registering for the census, they were unable to secure appropriate lodging, as there was not a room or quarters available anywhere in the city to be had. And so, because Mary was very close to the time of her delivery, they were compelled to take what was left; which was a small stall in a stable, but it would have to suffice, on this wondrous and most glorious night. Sometime during this night, Mary went into labor and thus, brought forth into the world her firstborn, a son. She then carefully wrapped him up, tight and secure, in strips of clothing and then gently and lovingly laid him in a animal feeding trough, just inside the stall. (Luke 2:6-7 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Registration is now open and upon us all! It’s time for each of us to make room in our hearts and lives for “The Bread of Life,” The Savior of humankind, to come and reside within the within of our innermost beings.
After all, the first place He was lain, immediately after His glorious and wondrous birth, was in a manger; which of course, is a common feeding trough.
Perhaps Papa God was sending a message to everyone everywhere, even then, there in the very beginning, that all should come and partake of “The Bread of Life,” who came to bring redemption, salvation and new life to all who will believe and receive, by simply calling upon The Name of The LORD—The Savior of humankind—Jesus Christ, The Messiah and King!
Something for each and everyone of us to sincerely consider during this busy season. It’s registration time, so let’s not miss out on this wonderful and most glorious opportunity to make room in our hearts for The King of kings—Jesus Christ, The Savior of humankind. Blessings… http://www.theshipministry.com papadoncox.wordpress.com #donotforgetnorfailtoregister #registernowforthecensusofTheLORD
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/11- “Believing Is Truly Seeing!” (Hebrews 11:1)
Premise Question: Seeing is believing, or, believing is truly seeing; which thought and statement is most authentically appropriate for those of us who are believing members of The Company of The Redeemed?
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” (Hebrews 11:1 NLT)
Now concerning our Rock Solid unshakable faith, which is the sure foundation upon which everything in our existence is built on, for faith is what gives us the supreme confidence, being fully convinced, that what we hope for, in this life and beyond, even though we can not actually see it, with our physical eyes, we still have the absolute assurance of our strong convictions; therefore, our faith is all the evidence that we need, in order to believe in what we can not see with our physical eyes. (Hebrews 11:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Near the end of The Gospel according to The Apostle John, Jesus had an encounter with The Apostle, known as “The Twin,” and who has since been referred to as “Doubting Thomas” and who, on a personal level, had some serious doubts about whether or not Jesus had actually, in fact, really risen from the grave. He even struggled with the personal eye witness accounts and reports of his closest friends and associates; boldly and definitively declaring that he was not going to believe their reports unless he was personally able to see with his own eyes, and then, place his own fingers in the actual holes of The LORD’s hands and feet, thus the thought and statement, “seeing is believing” rather than the thought and statement of faith of “believing is truly seeing!”
In this riveting and most unique encounter we don’t see The LORD rebuke Thomas for his doubts, but The LORD surely encourages Thomas to take a look, feel and then, see and believe that He is real and that He really has risen from the grave.
I personally don’t feel, nor do I think, The LORD is put off by our doubts, for it is us that are actually put off by our own doubts and unbelief.
So, just as Thomas was encouraged to see and believe, but was also encouraged to have a greater faith, which is to believe—being full of assurance and expectant hope, confidently seeing with the eye of faith—The LORD is now encouraging us to believe and truly see!
We should therefore, take a firm grip upon our faith, but even more important, is allowing our faith to take a strong hold upon us! For whether it’s in the past time, present time or some future time, the concept of “now” always applies and should therefore, be a continuum for all time, when we sincerely consider the matter of our faith!
So, when evaluating our own faith, “seeing is not believing,” but, “believing is truly seeing” confidently, with the eyes of faith, while being fully assured, with a heart full of joy-filled expectant hope! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/01- “Time To Buck Up, Soul!” (Psalms 42:11)
Premise Question: Should we really attempt to have a serious conversation with our own soul, when we are down and out, discouraged and disturbed?
“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!” (Psalms 42:11 NLT)
Why, O my soul, and for what earthly reason could there ever be an occasion, on which I would ever allow you to stay in a state of despondency; spiraling downward, feeling dejected, disheartened and depressed? Why, O my soul, would you perpetually be distressed, disrupted and disturbed deep within the within of my inmost being; in disharmony and in complete disarray? Listen up, here’s what you should immediately do, O my soul, because it’s what I’m going to do whether you want or are even ready for me to do so! I firmly put, I resolutely place, I fasten tightly, my complete hope, faith and trust, in and upon The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! I determinedly do this right now, by worshiping, with exuberant and joyful praise, The LORD GOD Almighty, my Redeemer and my most merciful, loving and full of gracious favor, Papa God! (Psalms 42:11 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Yes! We need to have a serious conversation with our soul, expressing to our soul, that no matter what is going on in our life, there is nothing in this world that we should fear or be worried about. For He, The LORD Himself, will quiet and put us at perfect peace, deep within the within of the inmost part of our being.
And, He, and He alone, is able to truly satisfy the hunger, quench the thirst and fulfill the deepest yearnings, longings and desires of our souls!
It’s time, children of Papa God, to tell our souls to buck up! Blessings… http://www.theshipministry.com papadoncox.wordpress.com #donotbesadbegladputyourhopeinTheLORD
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/11- “Jesus Is The One And Only Son Of The One And Only True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!” (1 John 4:15)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/11- “Jesus Is The One And Only Son Of The One And Only True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!” (1 John 4:15)
Premise Question: What is the direct and clear message that we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, are confessing and professing, by declaring that The LORD Jesus Christ is The One and Only Son of The One and Only True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty; and what is the marvelously blessed and gloriously splendid, miraculous result?
“All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.” (1 John 4:15 NLT)
Anyone, which includes the whole of humankind, who will openly, being completely unashamed and unafraid, confess and declare to anyone anywhere, by recognizing and accepting, with a confessing profession as truth, that The LORD Jesus Christ is The One and Only begotten Son of The One and Only True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, consequentially, will then have, The Spirit of The LORD GOD Almighty, The Living Papa God, taking up residence within the within of them, and then, their abode becomes the place of His Eternal Presence, and their eternal home. (1 John 4:15 PDCP)
Bottom Line: When we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, confess and profess, by declaring at the top of our lungs, with all of our might and all of our strength, even shouting it from the rooftops of the places we work, live and dwell in, that Jesus Christ is The One and Only Son of The One and Only True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, we then, effectually, are sending a clear and direct message to anyone and everyone, anywhere and everywhere, anytime, all the time and every time, that we are undaunted, unafraid and unashamed, to let all of humankind, (no matter who they may be or what kind of influence or power they may wield) know, undisputedly, in Whom we believe, confess and profess and have put our complete faith, hope and trust in, as LORD and Savior!
The most wonderful and marvelously blessed, as well as being a gloriously splendid and miraculous result is: we have The Spirit of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty living and dwelling within the within of our innermost beings and our eternal abode is forever with, and in His Everlasting Glorious Presence!
Reminder note to self and everyone else: Remember the words of The LORD, when He was speaking to His disciples, before He sent them out to minister: ““Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33 NLT)
Shout it from the rooftops! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/10- “Fix Your Resolute Gaze And Focus Upon The LORD GOD Almighty!” (Psalms 16:8)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/10- “Fix Your Resolute Gaze And Focus Upon The LORD GOD Almighty!” (Psalms 16:8)
Premise Questions: Who is it, that keeps me safe and sound? Where do I run to for refuge? Who alone is my wonderful inheritance and cup of blessing? Who diligently guards, with great efficacy, all that is mine? Who is it, that is ever faithful and true to always guide and instruct me? Who is it, that will never leave or forsake me, no matter come what may? Who is it, that knows me better than anyone else ever has or ever will? Who is it, that I know that I know, being fully assured and completely certain, is absolutely always with me, right by my side, keeping me steadfast and stable?
“I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.” (Psalms 16:8 NLT)
I shall hold and maintain a keen sense of awareness, having a constant and fixed attentive gaze, upon The LORD GOD Almighty; being ever tuned into His presence that surrounds me on every side. I’m wont to have Him close by my side, therefore, I hold Him in the highest regard and place of honor; for The LORD GOD Almighty’s ever present help is indispensable to me in my daily walk. And when walking with Him, there’s nothing that can ever harm or separate me from His eternal purpose and presence. (Psalms 16:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The answer to all of the premise questions is: It is The LORD GOD Almighty, The Creator of Heaven and earth, who is a strong tower of refuge, strength and safety, that the righteous can run into for protection, and there, find complete peace and refreshing rest.
The LORD GOD Almighty is The One who is my ultimate prize and eternal reward, my Blessed Hope, my cup of salvation and gloriously splendid, wonderful inheritance.
The LORD GOD Almighty is The One who can keep, guard and guarantee delivery to me, all that is promised and divinely destined to be mine.
The LORD GOD Almighty is The Faithful and True Shepherd, The One who leads, guides and instructs me, and will always provide for me.
It is The LORD GOD Almighty that has promised to never leave or forsake me, no mater what may happen or come my way.
It is The LORD GOD Almighty that knows me better than anyone else ever has or ever will, as He already knew me even before I was being formed, by Him, in my mother’s womb! And, it was He, that divinely designed and knitted each and every one of the unique and wonderfully complex parts of my being together, in perfect symmetry!
And finally, it is The LORD GOD Almighty that always, without exception, every time, all the time, is right by my side, helping me to stay resolute, calm, cool and collected, steadfast, stable and strong, never dissuaded, always persuaded, never shaken, swayed or rattled, nor ever losing my conviction and confidence, because I know that I know, He is always by my side, ready, willing and more than able to help and assist me in every way. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/10- “The Hope Of Humankind, Jesus Christ—The Sovereign LORD Of All!” (Romans 15:13)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/10- “The Hope Of Humankind, Jesus Christ—The Sovereign LORD Of All!” (Romans 15:13)
Premise Question: Who is the true source of real joy and perfect peace, and what are we, The Company of The Redeemed specifically called, with expectation, to do with it?
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NLT)
May Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, who is the fountainhead of all comfort, strength and hope, fill you beyond capacity, even to overflowing, with His great rejoicing joy and His harmonious tranquil peace; as you place your complete believing faith and utter reliance upon Him, Jesus Christ—The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty of all. In so doing, you, shall continually be a refreshing, effervescent flowing, fountain of life, filled with real hope, for all those who are full of anguish and despair, feeling dismayed and discouraged, rejected and dejected, desperately barren and brittle, dehydrated, drained and dry, without any prospects of real hope upon the horizon. This real hope, that fills you to overflowing, is The Blessed and only real Hope of humankind. And, it will never disappoint, falter nor fail, for it is fully endowed and supplied, by the overwhelming, more than sufficient power, of The Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, are all called to be filled completely, even to overflowing, with the releasing, refreshing joy and perfect peace of Papa God; who is the veritable fountainhead and true life-giving source of real hope.
Then, we are to carry this precious presence of the Blessed Hope of refreshing and renewing joy, that is within us, to a world that lacks hope and is desperately searching for relief, refreshing, renewal, with a sense of wanting to know why they are here, where and how they fit in, and what their reason and purpose for being here is.
Let’s all become more aware and in tune, making sure that we are being filled to overflowing, each and every day, with the veritable presence of The Holy Spirit—The Blessed Hope, in our lives, so that we will become an effervescent fountain of life, that flows out of our lives and into the world; touching the hurting, the helpless, the hopeless, the needy, the searching and the discouraged and dismayed, with the renewing and refreshing joy and perfect peace of Papa God, The only real Hope of humankind, The Blessed Hope—Jesus Christ, who is the true, life-giving, Fountain of Life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/18- “Papa God Himself Gave A Sign!” (Isaiah 7:14)
Premise Question: What miraculous implication and great significance does the name Immanuel have attached to it, why is it so significant, and for what relevant reason and specific purpose was it given?
“All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” (Isaiah 7:14 NLT)
As a direct consequence of you, oh king Ahaz, trying the patience of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, yet being afraid to trust and test The LORD, and that you are also full of false humility, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty Himself will affix His personal signature to a specific divine sign, which will contain the Good News message of hope, for all of humankind, of redemptive salvation for all people everywhere, thus, obligating Himself to fulfill it in this most spectacular and miraculous way: A young, undefiled, pure woman, having not yet been with any man, will become pregnant, without ever having known a man, and she shall bring forth, by giving birth to, The Divine Immaculate Son of The Almighty God, and she will call Him by this Name, Immanuel, which means, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty is living and dwelling among us, as one of us. (Isaiah 7:14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The miraculous implication, with great significance attached, that the name Immanuel carries with it, is that its’s truly, that the veritable expressions of both Papa God and His unique and beloved creation—humankind, have come together in the quintessential, being a completely harmonious and perfect union, for all to see, in every way. This is extremely significant because of the two different natures coming together as one: The LORD’S divine nature being enjoined with the human nature, coming to live and dwell together in one human form—Jesus Christ, in the very midst of all of humankind, to act as the mediator between Papa God, His Father, and humankind, becoming the Atonement, by taking our place in death, so that we could experience new life.
Look! Here it is! Check it out and verify it for yourself! The relevant reason and specific purpose this had to happen in this way, was because of Papa God’s great love for His beloved creation, in order that the breach that had been created, as a result of humankind’s sin, could be repaired, and the relationship and right standing with a Holy Papa God could be returned to its former and original condition and divine state.
Papa God Himself gave a sign, a virgin conceived without ever having been with a man, and from that, came Immanuel, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, our God, our LORD and our personal Savior, living and dwelling among us, as one of us! Blessings…
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