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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/16- “Most Highly Favored Are You!” (Psalms 1:1-2)

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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: 08/16- “Most Highly Favored Are You!” (Psalms 1:1-2)

Premise Question: How many people truly follow the divine wisdom, the absolute great advice and Godly counsel, of this particularly wonderful psalm, which includes such a delightful promise, packed full of joyous benefits?

“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.” (Psalms‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Most highly favored, by The LORD GOD Almighty, are those who deliberately, and with great diligence, choose to not follow the ways, example and counsel of the rebelliously wicked, by walking and following after them in lock step, or being found to be standing with those who stand for nothing but lawlessness and unrighteousness—nor do they sit down to share a fellowship meal with those who have nothing good to say about anyone else, and are always being critical, ridiculing, divisive, judgmental and mocking everyone in a derisive way. But when they choose to take great pleasure in looking into, being fully engaged and enjoying the commandments and revelations of The LORD, as they make it their daily practice to continually spend time reflecting, in deep thoughtful contemplation, throughout each and every moment of all the days of their life, they are blest and filled beyond measure, with The joys of The LORD GOD Almighty. (Psalms 1:1-2 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Only The LORD Himself is truly aware of how many of His children have followed this life-giving, wonderful advice and wise spiritual counsel contained in this psalm. But, from what I have observed and experienced from afar, as well as, up close and personal, over the course of my own life, I’ve seen two very different outcomes, depending entirely upon the choice of company one chooses to habitually and continually keep and “hang with” in their lives.

The decision to follow or not follow The LORD’S advice and counsel in this psalm, will be the determining factor in either experiencing horrible resulting repercussions, or the incredibly joy filled benefits of The LORD. For it is entirely up to us, as individuals, to not listen to or participate in, vile, disgusting talk, that all to often takes a wrong turn and becomes a charged atmosphere of thunderous ridicule and divisiveness, along with lightning bolts of criticism, judgmental attitudes and rude mocking of and about others.

Each one of us must make the prudent decision and wise choice of deliberately following, with great diligence, the wise counsel and advice given to us in this psalm!

Let us choose to not ever enter into conversations that belittle, tear down, decimate and destroy others. Rather, let us choose to enter into and be a part of conversations that build others up, protect, encourage, renew and refresh them, before and in the presence of others.

We will truly only be able to accomplish this if we will choose to continually spend time reflecting, meditating, considering and contemplating upon the life-giving Word of The LORD! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/26- “The Joy Of Discipline!” (Psalms 94:12-13)

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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: 05/26- “The Joy Of Discipline!” (Psalms 94:12-13)

Premise Question: Why is it, that those who are disciplined by The LORD, are full of His joy and completely satisfied, in the process?

Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions. You give them relief from troubled times until a pit is dug to capture the wicked. (‭Psalms‬ ‭94‬:‭12-13‬ NLT)

Blissfully and exuberantly happy, being entirely full of joy, completely contented and exorbitantly fortunate are those You choose to train, equip, chastise and exercise authority over, Sovereign LORD God Almighty; those You choose to impart wonderful revelation knowledge of and instruction in Your perfect, life-giving and established commands. You, Oh LORD, bestow and confer upon them Your great deliverance and release, from onerous times of distressing vexing afflictions and agitating harassments, even creating a place to capture, overwhelm and then hold, those who are morally reprehensible—the wickedly evil. (Psalm 94:12-13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Understanding and accepting the premise, that The LORD only disciplines those that are His own and are loved by Him, discipline is not ever to be characterized as punishment or judgement, but to be seen as a critically important part of the process of growing, learning, being prepared, instructed and made ready for the divine purposes and will of Papa God.

His very instructions/commands, which are life-giving, bring us to life and then, fills us with an overwhelming joy for living a life that will be pleasing and honoring to Him!

His discipline is intentionally intense training in righteousness; so we should therefore, always be thankful, and gratefully embrace the process of learning, that sculpts and molds us to His liking, and then, we are to rejoice and be glad, while The LORD administers His loving discipline, for eventually, if we are patient and endure His discipline, we will be completely whole and mature, lacking nothing.

This process will include, learning to hike and traverse difficult mountains, enduring the climb, in order to reach the summit and take in the breathtaking view, only to then navigate the descent into the valley below, trudging and slogging through the depths of the valley of death and despair, as we are being prepared for the next hike up the next mountain.

Remember though, it is high upon the mountain top that The LORD BLESSES us! But, it is in the valley below that He BUILDS us up, in order to prepare us for the next mountain to climb!

We also can and should be, extremely joyful that He brings us relief and refreshing from all our difficult challenges and troubles, and will eventually take care of those who are causing us trouble, trial or tribulation!

The LORD is good to us, even in the midst of our most arduously difficult times, for The LORD is good all the time! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/25- “Truth Be Told!” (John 5:24)

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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: 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- 05/11- “The LORD Revives Us With His Boundless Love and Fills Us With Joyful Expectation!” (Psalm 94:18-19)

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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: 05/11- “The LORD Revives Us With His Boundless Love and Fills Us With Joyful Expectation!” (Psalm 94:18-19)

Premise Question: Thank The LORD that He is there to pick us up when we slip and slide or fail and fall down; but, why is it the case for many of us, that the only time we seem to call upon The Name of The LORD is when we are in utter despair or desperately in need of His help and assistance?

I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. (‭Psalms‬ ‭94‬:‭18-19‬ NLT)

It was when I came to the full realization, O LORD, that I was absolutely loosing my grip in life, not able to hold on any longer, feeling like I had completely lost my bearings and was literally coming apart at the seams, having lost any semblance of sure footing on the extremely slippery slope I was trying to negotiate, that I began to call upon Your Name with a great sense of urgency; lamenting out loud, with tortured and grievous tears. It was then, at that very moment, that I began to experience Your great love washing over for me, wave after wave, it overwhelmed and undergirded me, steadying my walk and calming my mind, by removing all uncertainty, worry and angst from my mind and deep within me, with Your boundless and great consoling love, which brought exhilarating joy and a complete reviving of an expectation of optimism back into my life! (Psalm 94:18, 19 PDCP)

Bottom Line: It truly is a wonderful blessing, honor and privilege to be able to call upon The Name of The LORD in our times of turmoil, trial, trouble and terrible tribulations—our times of distress and despair, when we are entirely fraught, being full of doubts and desperation, for it is then, that He will surely overwhelm us with His unfailing love; filling us with exhilarating joy and reviving in us an expectation of optimism, by renewing our spirit and completely restoring our soul.

We should make it our common practice, though, to not just call, upon The Name of The LORD, when we are in trouble or need! But at all times, on all occasions, in every situation and circumstance; whether it’s in good times or bad times, high times or low times, up or down, even during times when we have all that we have need of, as well as, during those times that we may have little of or not have anything of what we are lacking and in great need of.

The LORD has promised to answer us when we call. (Jeremiah 33:3) He’s told us that when we call upon Him to not be afraid or fearful. (Lamentations 3:57)

He has encouraged us to seek Him and call upon His Name while He is near. (Isaiah 55:6)

He has commanded us to be at peace and instructed us to be still. (Psalm 46:10)

We are to always be full of and expressing The joy of The LORD, being considerate towards others, not worrying about anything, but praying about everything; telling The LORD what we need and always being thankful to Him and constantly keeping our focus on Him, while serving and doing good to others. (Philippians 4:4-9)

Call on The Name of The LORD everyday, at all times, on every occasion, in every circumstance and situation and fully experience His boundless love, being revived and renewed and being filled with an overwhelming expectation of optimism and joy! Blessings…

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