SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/24- “The Great And Wonderful Announcement Of Good News!” (Luke 2:13-14)
Premise Question: What are we, The Great and August Company of The Redeemed, to do with this most wonderful and gloriously great announcement, of the greatest and best, Good News, of all time, for all of humankind?
“Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”” (Luke 2:13-14 NLT)
Without warning, and out of nowhere, came an unexpected addition to the already heart pounding, adrenalin rushing, wondrous and gloriously terrifying occasion, that the shepherds were in the midst of experiencing; for now, along with the appearance of the angel of The LORD, came the appearance of an overwhelmingly impressive and quite large, company of the angel armies of The Heavenly Host, praising and worshipping The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, while at the same time and at that very moment, announcing this great and glorious Good News to all of humankind: “All glory and honor to The Most High in the highest Heaven, and peace to all those on earth who are pleasing to Him, for The LORD’s favor and goodwill shall be upon them.” (Luke 2:13-14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: As the great company, of the angel armies of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, made the most amazing and incredible announcement, on behalf of Papa God, of this wonderful and greatest of all time Good News to the shepherds first, who were watching over their flocks of sheep in the fields that momentous and glorious night, and while they, the angel armies were worshiping and praising The LORD GOD Almighty, as the shepherds who were in the fields that night received the Good News, with great rejoicing, and then, verifying this wonderful announcement of The Good News, by going and seeing for themselves, (The Babe wrapped in strips of clothing and lying in a feeding trough) and then, proceeded quickly and immediately, with a great sense of divine purpose and urgency, as they began spreading the wonderful and gloriously great Good News far and wide; so too, should we, The Great and August company of The Redeemed, rejoice greatly, because of the wonderful and greatest Good News of all time, that was delivered first to the shepherds, then, to all of humankind, with worshiping and exuberant praise offered unto The LORD GOD Almighty, with the same sense of divine purpose and great urgency, determination and diligence, sharing this Good News far and wide, with everyone everywhere! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/19- “God Is Personally With Us!” (Isaiah 7:14)
Premise Question: What meaning does The Prophet Isaiah’s prophecy, concerning The Savior of humankind, have and hold for us today?
“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, being afraid to trust and try The LORD, per His direct request and command to you, and because you are also full of false humility, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty Himself will affix His personal signature to a confirming manifestation, a sign, with the message of redemption, 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 a man, will become pregnant, without ever having been with a man, and she shall bring forth and deliver, by giving birth too, The Deliverer and Savior of humankind, for He is The Divine Immaculate only Son of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, and she will call Him by this Name, Immanuel, which means, God is personally with us. (Isaiah 7:14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What the prophet Isaiah was prophesying and looking forward to, we now can look back to; as we are now given the opportunity to be able to personally experience everyday, the wonderful peace, the glorious manifestation and everlasting presence of The LORD Jesus Christ—The Redeemer of humankind, by and through The Spirit of Papa God Himself being in our daily lives, and then, throughout all of eternity! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/06- “Note To Self—Then Too Everyone Else!” (James 1:2-3)
Premise Question: Is there ever any good thing that can come, when we, The Company of The Redeemed, choose to complain, mumble, grumble or groan; rather than, looking at it with joy and considering it a privileged opportunity to grow and see the purpose and will of Papa God revealed in us?
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” (James 1:2-3 NLT)
Acknowledge, accept and embrace the difficult times in your life. Recognize them all, as honored and privileged opportunities, to experience the ultimate in pure delight, with great felicity, my dearly beloved fellow members in The Company of The Redeemed. For whenever, whomever and wherever you may encounter these difficult people and times, which will be hardships that are numerous, varied and sundry in kind, don’t ever let any of it, in any way, throttle or disable you, due to the reality of what you should already be aware, “au courant” of and familiar with; that being, the ongoing process, in your sojourn and walk of faith, of the evaluation and verification of your full confidence and complete trust and reliance that you’ve placed upon and in The LORD GOD Almighty. This then, will have the perfect result and effect of bringing into existence into your life, not just a lofty desire, thought or wonderful aspiration, but a valiant tenacious courage, a resolute determination and steady persistence, which will empower you, enabling you to stay on, not stray from, and to walk uprightly upon the path of Papa God’s divine purpose for your life. (James 1:2-3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Nope! Complaining, mumbling, grumbling and groaning has never brought or bought anything good or righteous into our lives!
Therefore, here’s something for everyone of us to seriously consider, then diligently, with devotion and dogged determination, follow resolutely!
Note to self, then to everyone else: no more giving into moaning and groaning, mumbling and grumbling, bumbling and stumbling, crumbling into a heap of desperation and despair, being depressed and oppressed, completely suppressed, kept under duress.
But, choose to always joyfully accept, embrace and endure, the hardships in your life, as part and partial of the process, for they are only a trace of Papa God’s unique and divine purpose being fully accomplished, in your sojourn of this life.
So, choose to always rejoice in the midst of your ordeal and trial, knowing full well, that His perfect purpose is soon to be fulfilled. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/11- “Salvation Is Our Ultimate Reward!” (1 Peter 1:8-9)
Premise Question: What is our sure and certain reward, how do we qualify for it, and what kind of affect/effect does it have on us, and produce in us, now, as well as into our eternal future and beyond?
“You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.” (1 Peter 1:8-9 NLT)
Even given the fact that you’ve never actually seen The LORD Jesus Christ in person, you still love, honor and worship Him, with everything that is within you. And though you presently are not able to see Him in the flesh, your belief, trust and unshakable faith in Him causes an explosion of joy to go off inside of you, deep within the within, of the innermost part of your being, that fills you to overflowing, with His fountain of living water, His wonderful glorious presence, which there are no words that can be uttered that will even begin to adequately express what you are receiving and experiencing from The LORD. For this is what comes forth in your life, as a consequence of yielding and surrendering to Him when you’ve placed your complete trust and faith in Him; even your redemption, the eternal salvation of your entire being—spirit, soul and body. (1 Peter 1:8-9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: All glory honor and praise belongs to The One True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and everything therein and even beyond, and who has provided a way of escape from death, hell and the grave, deliverance from all sin, darkness, captivity and bondage, for all those who will call upon The Name of The LORD, by placing their complete trust, hope, faith and reliance in and on The Name of The LORD—Jesus Christ!
Our sure and certain reward is eternal salvation—the total and complete redemption of our spirit soul and body! We are saved…regeneration of our spirit…we are being saved…sanctification of our soul…we will be saved, glorification of our body.
We are pre-qualified for our reward, as long as we simply put our complete reliance, faith, trust and hope in Him, by calling upon His Name—Jesus Christ, confessing our sin and believing in our heart that Jesus is The LORD.
The affect/effect that this decision to trust The LORD Jesus Christ with our eternal soul, is one of total exultation, outrageous celebration, completely enjoyable, being so full of joy that it is impossible to describe with mere words; for it is so wonderfully glorious that no amount of words or any type or kind of words expressed would do it justice, as it is far beyond our capability to do so! Our decision to trust in The LORD produces in us an assurance and peace that surpasses all comprehension and understanding!
Therefore, rejoice, celebrate, take delight, for our resplendent, being more than marvelous, magnificently brilliant, redemptive salvation, our ultimate reward, is drawing nigh! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/17- “Christmas In The Fall—An Announcement For All Of Humankind—God Is With Us!” (Matthew 1:23)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/17- “Christmas In The Fall—An Announcement For All Of Humankind—God Is With Us!” (Matthew 1:23)
Premise Question: How and why is the announcement of The Anointed and Promised One of Papa God, through the prophet Isaiah, some 600 years before the conception and birth of Jesus Christ, (delivered to the world through a virgin and by The Holy Spirit) so importantly significant and is such great news, still today, even after more than 2000 years later?
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” (Matthew 1:23 NLT)
“Listen up! Look here! Take immediate notice! Pay very close attention, one and all! Right here’s the nascent announcement, of the fulfillment and delivery, of the promise of The LORD GOD Almighty, for all of humankind to observe and receive joyfully, as the only real truth: A pure and undefiled virgin shall apprehend the promise of Papa God, by The Holy Spirit, and shall bring forth a Son—The Anointed and Promised One, and Joseph and Mary shall give Him His Name, calling Him Immanuel, which is the greatest of all news ever, for all of humankind, because His Name literally means ‘God is with us;’ in essence, The Creator of the heavens and the earth, as well as everything therein, is personally living and dwelling within us, in our very midst, as His abode.” (Matthew 1:23 PDCP)
Bottom Line: How and why it is still significantly important more than 2600 years after it was first announced by Papa God through the prophet Isaiah, and even to this very day and time, continues to have such an enormous impact upon all of humankind, as being, still, the greatest news of all time, for all of humankind, is because the Faithful and True promise of The Holy One, not only came to pass in the exact way and manner it was prophesied to do so, in every intricately complex, minute and great detail way, some 2000 years ago, but also because, the message that was promised, given, announced and then delivered, has not ever been, is not and shall not ever be diminished in any way, shape, form or capacity, and shall therefore, still continue to carry the same humongous weight and glory it always has; not ever losing any of its influence or power to change and transform the sinful heart of humankind, than when it was first announced!
For Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever! He has not changed and will not ever change, as He remains the same, down through the ages, as The Rock of all ages, even through out all of eternity, everlasting to everlasting!
He has made a sure and certain promise that He is and shall continue to fulfill and keep, as His Word is His bond, which is, that He will never leave, forsake nor abandon His own, and we are His very own—His dearly beloved children.
How about we all have some joyous Christmas celebrations this fall, after all, because of what Papa God did and accomplished, for each of us, by removing all of the repercussions of humankind’s fall, and has by His Spirit and through His Only Son, The Anointed and Promised One, has now reconciled us back to Him who is Just, Right and Holy—The Great I Am!
People of The LORD GOD Almighty everywhere! It’s time to give thanks, to rejoice, to worship and adore and to celebrate! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/09- “Take Just One Tiny Sip, And You Will Surely See, And Then Want More!” (Psalms 34:8)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/09- “Take Just One Tiny Sip, And You Will Surely See, And Then Want More!” (Psalms 34:8)
Premise Question: Where can we go to find real joy, true satisfaction, complete fulfillment and safe refuge, that will truly satisfy our hunger, and quench the thirsting of our souls?
“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalms 34:8 NLT)
Come see, perceive and receive, ascertaining for yourself, by personally sampling just one sip of The LORD GOD Almighty’s wonderful goodness; His great generosity, lavishing love, magnificent mercy and the grandeur of His gracious favor. For when you drink in His goodness, you shall absolutely experience an exhilarating sensation, that will not be disappointing in anywise and will be quite tasty, satisfying and completely fulfilling to your spirit, soul and body; bringing you back again and again, to drink deep to your fill, even to overflowing, of the pure and refreshing, thirst quenching drink, that totally restores and renews. You will be greatly blessed, as you joyfully partake, drinking in His goodness and taking cover and refuge, in the shelter of His protection, safety and manifest presence. (Psalms 34:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It’s quite apparent, as well as somewhat revealing, that for many of us, as humankind, we tend to hunger and thirst after many different kinds of things in this life. We make every effort and attempt, in order to try and satisfy the deep hunger and unquenchable thirst, that comes from deep within the within of each of our innermost beings; which is the very core of who we are and what we truly want, need and desire.
Some of us give ourselves over to divers kinds of behaviors, whether they be inordinate affections, good, bad, indifferent or even acceptable and safe behaviors; always on the ultimate quest, of searching and seeking out just the right one or ones that will bring succor, joy, satisfaction and fulfillment to our life and existence.
There are others of us, who try and find total satisfaction, complete fulfillment, real joy, great happiness and a sense of completing ourselves, through the various and sundry relationships that we have and develop with others; putting a tremendous amount of pressure upon ourselves and them, to perform up to the level of our, (sad but true, for many of us) unrealistic expectations. This then, because of disappointment or hurt, may lead some to look for a sense of relief or a way to escape; so they, therefore, may give themselves over to abusing different kinds of substances, along with activities that become extremely destructive; such as, but not limited too, alcohol, drugs, porn, video game playing, gambling, adrenaline rush junkies, dangerous adventures, just to mention a few.
Many of us may even have goals, dreams, desires and aspirations for having a successful career, with lots of recognition, validation, commendation and great achievements; which in themselves, are not necessarily bad, if we have the proper attitude, motivation and values, with a divine perspective and purpose.
What have we committed our lives too? What have we invested and given our time, treasure and talent too? What are we consumed with, in this life? What drives us? What or who are we pursuing, in this life?
Many of us seem to have a tendency to want to sample and try everything and everyone in this life! When what we truly need, desire and want, is set right before our eyes; for it truly is fully portrayed and simply explained for each of us, in Papa God’s Holy Writ, who is The Creator of all that is good, right, Holy and pure, and is also full of joy and His great unfailing love, mercy and grace.
He shows us all, in such a beautiful way, and easily understood manner, that anyone who will pause and listen, and then taste and see, will have their eyes opened, their understanding enlarged, their hearts filled, with His joy and love, and then, their spirit, soul and body will be absolutely refreshed, renewed and totally restored! Hallelujah!
Take a sip! I challenge and dare you to go for it! You’ll never regret it! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/13- “Our Salvation And Ultimate Victory, Comes From The LORD GOD Almighty!” (Isaiah 12:2-3)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/13- “Our Salvation And Ultimate Victory, Comes From The LORD GOD Almighty!” (Isaiah 12:2-3)
Premise Question: Why are we able to drink our fill, even to overflowing and to our hearts delight, from the fountain of everlasting life?
“See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.” With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!” (Isaiah 12:2-3 NLT)
It is without any doubt, that I confidently declare, without hesitation, intrepidness or reservation, and with full assurance and certainty, that The LORD GOD Almighty is my deliverer and my salvation! I will completely rely on His integrity, ability, strength and His supernal righteous character. Therefore, I will never give into fear, by being afraid of anything or anyone. For The Sovereign LORD, The LORD GOD Almighty Himself, gives me the capacity and efficacious ability, to face and endure any trial, trouble, tribulation or turmoil, that I may encounter, and, He surrounds me with His shield of protection and favor. So, it’s without equivocation that I reiterate, The LORD GOD Almighty is my salvation, for He has rescued and delivered me, giving me the ultimate victory over death, hell and the grave, and has thereby, granted me the wonderful privilege of celebrating, with exuberant rejoicing, by drinking to my fill, even to overflowing, from the fountain of everlasting life, which is, the ultimate victors championship cup of salvation!” (Isaiah 12:2-3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It is only because of Papa God’s great unfailing love that He has for and has proven, as well as, clearly shown, for His beloved and most cherished and unique part of His creation—humankind, that was created in His image, by sending His only begotten Son—Jesus Christ, to rescue and redeem humankind from certain destruction and eternal damnation, that we are now able to drink deeply from the fountain of life, which quenches completely and satisfies fully, our insatiable hunger and thirst for a real authentic life. A life that is full of love, mercy, grace, comfort, provision and kindness.
The legend of what the great Spanish explorer Ponce de León was remembered for, (searching for the fountain of youth) is actually found only in Papa God’s provision of the true fountain of life, the real cup of salvation, which is His only Son, who is our LORD and Redeeming Savior—Jesus Christ!
Stay thirsty, my friends, drink deeply, my dearly beloved brothers and sisters! 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: 09/06- “Stay, Don’t Stray, From The Path!” (Psalms 16:11)
Premise Question: Is there anyone anywhere else, known or unknown to humankind, that can show the way and the where to go, in order for one to find, the path that will lead them, to a life filled with refreshing joy and the satisfying pleasure, of being in the very presence, of The LORD forevermore?
“You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” (Psalms 16:11 NLT)
You, O LORD GOD Almighty, who is most loving and kind, merciful and filled with grace, have made it plain for me and all of humankind, to clearly see, the right path to take in life, by placing it directly in front of me. I’m truly blessed when I stay and do not stray, from the path You have chosen for me to sojourn upon. I am continually filled with Your joy and satisfying pleasures, that are far beyond any description, for they are not of this world. So, I will choose to stay close, right next to You, in Your everlasting and splendidly glorious, wonderful presence. (Psalm 16:11 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It is only The LORD Jesus Christ who can show humankind the correct way and the right where to go, in order to find the perfect path, that will lead them, individually, to eternal life, and in the process, grant them the fullness of joy, tranquility and everlasting peace; which is being able to have the great and wonderful and completely satisfying pleasure of living in His refreshing and marvelously glorious presence forevermore.
So, stay upon, and don’t stray from, the perfect path, that will lead to a life of joy, peace and satisfying pleasures forevermore. The LORD’s presence is really all we will ever need or should truly desire; for He is more than enough! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/31- “Papa God’s Commands Bring Comfort And Joy!” (Psalms 119:143)
Premise Question: What can one do, where does one turn, who should one call out to, when hemmed in, completely surrounded, pressed hard and buffeted on every side, without any relief or point of escape in sight?
“As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.”
(Psalms 119:143 NLT)
Even though I may become overwhelmed, at times, during difficult, discomforting, disturbing, as well as, distressful and taxing times of trials, troubles, turbulent and turbid circumstances, that are filled with vexing anxiety, I am still consumed and captured by my love for Your commands, for when I turn to them, they give me much needed comfort, real joy and pure delight. (Psalm 119:143 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What can one do, where does one turn and who should one call out to, while and when being overwhelmed by the events and complexities of life? One can and absolutely should seek the face of The Rock that the builders rejected and then, turn unto His commands. Jesus Christ is The Rock and Cornerstone of our redeeming salvation, for in Him and His commands only, does one find the very essence of real joy, sweet comfort, perfect peace and pure delight! This has always been, is now and forever will be true; regardless of the severe situations, complicated circumstances and dire consequences one may face in life. Even when one is completely surrounded and hemmed in, with no where to run, no place to turn, no way out, no point of escape in sight, and further still, even while being beaten and buffeted on every side, one can confidently, with full assurance, choose to turn and look to The LORD, The Rock of our salvation, and find His life-giving and renewing commands; which brings us His sweet comfort, real joy and pure delight.
I really like the way the Apostle Paul puts it in (2 Corinthians 4:8) “We are hard pressed on every side by many terrible troubles, and yet, we survive and are not decimated and entirely crushed.” He goes on to further say: “We are uncertain, being completely perplexed and troubled, but we are sustained and still remain filled with The joy of The LORD, even though, in the natural, we would typically be utterly driven into the depths of depression and despair, and yet, we rejoice and are lifted high!”
As I was meditating on (Psalms 119:143), a song began clearly and vividly playing in my head. In my mind, I heard my sister Terry singing the song, “I Go To The Rock.” I was so moved by the experience, that I was compelled to call my sister and tell her about it! As soon as I told her the reason for my call, she immediately began singing it to me over the phone! It was perfect! Thanks sis…
This experience, I believe, tells us, that is exactly what each of us should immediately do, at all times, on all occasions, in any situation and in every circumstance; go to The Rock of our salvation and look unto His life-giving, filled with joy, comfort and delight, commands. Blessings…
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