SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/05- “If We Do Our Part, Papa God Will Absolutely Do His!” (Leviticus 19:18)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/05- “If We Do Our Part, Papa God Will Absolutely Do His!” (Leviticus 19:18)
Premise Question: What is our part, our duty to perform, our responsibility to fulfill, our attitude, approach and behavior to exhibit and have towards others, no matter what; and, if we are able to do this, with The LORD’S help, what does Papa God say He will definitely do, as His part, if we will do our part?
““Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:18 NLT)
“Do not search for ways, by trying to discover or devise a plan to retaliate and repay someone, in order to exact punishment in a vindictive or vengeful way upon them, nor should you ever, for any reason or justification, continue to tolerate carrying or holding, in yourself, ill will and burdensome feelings of resentment and bitterness towards others; but, choose to walk in release and love towards everyone and treat others as you yourself desire to be treated, and don’t forget to always leave room for Me, Papa God, to act upon your behalf. I Am, The LORD GOD Almighty, who made you.” (Leviticus 19:18 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Our part is a deliberate, and perhaps, for some, even an extremely difficult choice; especially if one attempts to do it on their own and in their own strength, without relying upon the enabling help of The LORD.
We must choose to walk in love and release towards others, by forgiving them and then, letting go of the pain and choosing to hold onto the promise given to us in Papa God’s Holy Writ!
Our duty and responsibility is to love Papa God, walk in His love and release and then love others in the same way that He loves and forgives us.
Our approach should be one of humility, patience and long suffering, and also, that we fully accept and recognize that we can’t do this on our own!
Our attitude should be a gentle, meek, kind and forbearing one, without holding or bearing a grudge, being vindictive, bitter, resentful, hateful or seeking a way of exacting revenge and getting even, by retaliating and attempting to settle a score ourselves.
We are to bear with one another, but we ought not to be an angry bear, with each other! Be bearable, not unbearable!
So, what is our part? “To do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly before Papa God!” (Micah 6:8)
Papa God’s part, which He will certainly be faithful to do and accomplish, is to rescue, restore, renew, and redeem His very own, and then, He will surely deliver His vengeance upon any and all those who’ve hurt, attacked or in some way, come against His precious and greatly beloved very own children! The LORD will repay! The LORD will avenge! The LORD will carry out His retribution and perfect judgements, done in a way, fashion and manner that is far beyond any way or thing that we could ever imagine or even ever be capable of carrying out! And besides, we are to forgive, release and ask The LORD to be merciful upon them, not asking Him to go and “get em” and to “get em” real good!
So, if we do our part, Papa God will most definitely and most thoroughly absolutely do His part! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/12- “The LORD GOD Almighty’s Love Is Lavished Upon Generation After Generation!” (Psalms 103:17-18)
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: 08/12- “The LORD GOD Almighty’s Love Is Lavished Upon Generation After Generation!” (Psalms 103:17-18)
Premise Question: Just what kind of love is a love that continues on down throughout the ages, generation after generation, never ending, always extending, ever mending, not ever pretending, but certainly contending, tending and bending towards, as well as, lending a reliable, huge and helping hand to all those who are faithful, and will fear and revere, honor and obey, The LORD GOD Almighty’s covenant and commands?
“But the love of the LORD remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments!” (Psalms 103:17-18 NLT)
From eternity past through eternity future, the all consuming, never failing, unconditional, reliable love of The LORD GOD Almighty is always going to be lavished upon those who are His beloved children; all those who will faithfully worship and honor Him, in holy reverential awe. Generation after generation, without end, will know of His love and salvation, by keeping, obeying and following His righteous commands and directives. This will have a glorious and wonderfully beneficial effect in each of their lives, as The LORD GOD Almighty’s righteousness and love, which will be clearly seen by all, will be extended and poured out upon all, even to all succeeding generations! (Psalms 103:17-18 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Quick answer: It is the love of Papa God—The LORD GOD Almighty! There is not another love like it, period! His love is the only love that can set the captive free! His love is truly the only love that releases the prisoners from darkness and bondage! The only love that enables us to walk in love before others, forgive, release and bless others, when we’ve been wronged, wounded or hurt by them, and to truly forgive and release ourselves, when we’ve hurt, wounded or harmed others. It is the love of Papa God that releases and sets us free from our bitterness, anger, addictions, predilection, rage, resentment, regrets and remorse; “for whom The Son sets free, is free indeed!”
Oh that we would choose to tap into His love, and then make it our life’s ambition to see it carried out in our daily lives; passing it on down the line to every generation that we have the privilege, honor and opportunity of touching and influencing with His great love.
One of my favorite passage of Scripture is found in (1 John), here it is: “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.” (1 John 3:1-3 NLT) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/09- “Papa God’s Divine Purpose And Plan Is Revealed!” (2 Timothy 1:9)
Premise Question: Accepting the fact that Papa God sees the end all the way back to even before the beginning of time, and, that He, The Supreme Creator of everything, including time, as He is outside of time looking in on His unique creation, humankind—who by the way, He says that he knew intimately, each and every one of them, even before any of them were born into this world; just what kind of attitude, response and expressions should each individual, who has fully experienced Papa God’s wonderful and most undeserved gracious favor in their individual lives, through having an out in the open, unashamed and without fear, personal relationship with His Son Jesus Christ, exhibit towards Papa God?
“For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 1:9 NLT)
Before time ever began,
The Almighty’s grace was to be sown,
For Papa God had already put into place His divine purpose and plan,
Of saving and raising up His own,
The Company of The Redeemed,
Who are called to a life of holy living,
Through His Son Jesus Christ, who is most highly esteemed,
On display, His grace that never stops giving,
Not for work that we have done,
For what was done for us is undeserved,
Our ultimate victory He, The LORD, has won,
So that for all eternity we are forever preserved. (2 Timothy 1:9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Here is my attitude, response and expressions, O LORD:
My attitude and demeanor towards You, O LORD, is genuinely sincere and august, but with a rejoicing spirit and positive outlook, for my devotion is to You and only You, O LORD! It is with my whole heart, that I have an attitude of gratitude, a disposition and posture is one of being filled with hopeful expectations and heartfelt thanksgiving.
My response to You O LORD is: everything that is within me, holding nothing back in reserve, but with my whole heart, my mind and body, including my lips, my voice, my hands, arms, feet, my talents, abilities and gifts and all my strength, I humbly bow before You, as Your beloved and greatly blessed servant, and I fully acknowledge You as The One True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty—The Redeemer and Savior of humankind, of which I am one, who having personally surrendered to You and Your unfailing love, am now, therefore, experiencing Your marvelous grace, matchless mercy and fabulous favor, in full measure, because my whole life is now Yours.
My expressions are daily expressions of reverence, praise and honor, acts of devotion and divine acts of spiritual worship, with huge declarations and proclamations, announcing to the world and everyone in the whole earth, with words, acts, deeds and behaviors, that will clearly tell and put on display, for all the whole world to see, know and be made aware of Your glorious grace and mighty acts! This is where I start, and what I do!
I therefore, strongly implore and encourage each of you that happens to read this, to consider doing likewise, for it shall bring you great joy and wonderful benefits. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/05- “Serve As A ‘Real Life’ Example Of Papa God’s Love!” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/05- “Serve As A ‘Real Life’ Example Of Papa God’s Love!” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
Premise Question: In actual practice, not just some ethereal premise that’s described with some wonderful sounding, highfalutin platitudes and soaring rhetoric, uttered sonorously and euphoniously, how are we, The Company of The Redeemed, really supposed to imitate, live out and follow the perfect example of Papa God’s unfailing love—His Son’s sacrificial offering up of His life for us, and then, truly serve The LORD and others, which will produce the desired result of a pleasing aroma, from our worship and service, that will ascend into the high and holy place, the very presence of Papa God?
“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”
(Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT)
Serve as a “real life” exemplary illustration of Papa God’s great example of His unfailing love, that He has shown towards all of humankind; for He desires that we, The Company of The Redeemed, should emulate and fully implement His example of unfailing love into our own lives. Therefore, as the highly cherished children, that we are, we need to choose to conduct ourselves, making it our daily routine habit, to love in the same manner and way that Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior, loved us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, when He voluntarily laid down His own life for us, without expecting anything in return, as the most delightful and pleasing sacrificial offering of obedience, completely surrendering His will to the will and divine purpose of His Father, our most loving, merciful and gracious Papa God, The One True Sovereign Almighty God. (Ephesians 5:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: First of all, let me acknowledge that the premise question is a huge mouthful to chew, swallow and then digest, in just this bottom line. But let me try and distill and simplify it a bit.
We have all the unique and innate ability to imitate Papa God because we are His children, created in His image, to do good works; works of kindness, to be long suffering, show favor, be merciful, gracious and to always be motivated and moved to compassion and genuine concern, by His great unfailing love for humankind.
We can choose to follow and emulate the perfect sacrificial example of Jesus Christ, by also choosing to lay our lives down for each other, with expressions of encouragement and support, generosity, hospitality, civility, empathy, while exhibiting great patience, as well as, always expressing our heartfelt gratitude, thanksgiving and sincere appreciation for and towards each other.
When we are successful in emulating/imitating Papa God, by following the true example of Jesus Christ, always endeavoring, making it our life’s ambition of living our lives, being influenced, motivated and moved to action by the unfailing love of Papa God, then our worship of Papa God and our service to each other, will become a sacrificial offering, that will produce a pleasing aroma, that ascends into the heavens and throne room of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/04- “Love Others As Papa God Loves You!” (1John 4:11-12)
Premise Question: What is the unmistakable evidence that Papa God’s love is obviously present and readily seen, as living in and flowing out of a member of The Company of The Redeemed, and when is it conspicuously noticeable, that it is, in truth and fact, downright, blatantly apparent, that it is not?
“Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.” (1 John 4:11-12 NLT)
Beloved and most cherished friends, I implore you to earnestly consider, that since the time when The Sovereign Papa God Almighty put His unconditional, unfailing, unending, benevolent, and affectionate love on display, for all of humankind to see, by sending His perfect and without sin, most precious and honorable only Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place, we also, every member of The Company of The Redeemed, should exhibit and have the same attitude, action and behavior, in our love expressed, towards each other. No human has ever seen The Sovereign Papa God Almighty face to face. But if, (indeed a big if) we choose to exhibit and express our love towards each other, in the same way and manner that Papa God has towards us, then His presence is living inside of us, and thus, His perfect love is brought to complete fruition and the fulfillment of its ultimate purpose, when His perfect love lives in us, and is expressed through us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed. (1 John 4:11-12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The absolute empirical, being completely unmistakable, irrefutable and undeniable evidence, that the love of Papa God is living in and flowing out of a person’s life, is when that person is expressing Papa God’s love and affection towards others.
It is patently false, to accept or believe, that one has the love of Papa God living inside of them, if they are not willing and in fact are not practicing, expressing His love towards others, whether they be enemy, friend, family or foe. For we all are strongly admonished to share, show and express the same love that Papa God has shown, is showing and will continue to show us, towards others!
The phrase used in the NLT version of this scripture is: “we surely ought!” There is no ambiguity in that phrase, no wiggle room, nor any doubt or uncertainty, as to its meaning, but rather, it leaves us to wrestle with the the truth of the matter, which is not even unreasonable or impossible to accomplish, but is, of a certainty, our spiritual duty, our honorable obligation and really what’s expected of us. So, we must all choose to come into full compliance, with the help of The LORD, and just do it.
The LORD’S Word is quite clear, that if we refuse to love our brothers, our sisters, and others, then the love of Papa God is simply not living in us, or at the bare minimum, we are not yet allowing the full and truest expression of His love to permeate the deepest regions of our hearts and lives, and are therefore, incapable of truly expressing the full force and sheer magnitude of His great love shown us, toward others!
Papa God’s Holy Writ goes on to say, that ultimately, if we refuse to love others, then we will remain in death and will not experience everlasting life.
His Word further states, and this may be difficult to accept or comprehend, for some, but we must choose to accept it, because His Word declares it to be so; that anyone who hates his brother, sister or others, is in effect, committing murder!
Wow! Help us Papa God to love and express Your love toward others, as You have, and are continuing to express Your love towards us!
So, it is unmistakable and completely obvious that Papa God’s love is living inside of us, when we choose to express His love towards others, as it is also, conspicuously noticeable, being downright, blatantly obvious, that His love is not the controlling influence and ruling force in our lives, when we refuse to express His love towards others!
Let’s all choose to love others the way Papa God has chosen to love each and every one of us! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/28- “Only The Word Of The LORD Is Faithful, Right And Forever Rings True!” (Psalms 33:3-5)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/28- “Only The Word Of The LORD Is Faithful, Right And Forever Rings True!” (Psalms 33:3-5)
Premise Question: How significantly important is it for Papa God’s children, each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, to deliberately, with diligence and a determined dogged devotion, abandon themselves completely to Him, by giving Him all honor, glory, praise and worship that’s due His Name; as well as, accepting and fully trusting His Word as being the only faithful and true, right and exact, Word of The LORD?
“Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does. He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the LORD fills the earth.” (Psalms 33:3-5 NLT)
Allow for a new song to form upon your lips and come out of your mouth, one that flows from the innermost part of your heart. Sing it out, with complete abandonment, to The LORD. Increase and develop, through knowledge and with deliberate practice, your aptitude for playing instruments skillfully and with great excellence. Shout joyous praise to Him, with loud, boisterous and exuberant exultations; lifting your voice to Him and giving Him all that’s within you, holding nothing back in reserve. For there is only One Word that is genuine, authentic and exact, faithful and true, and that shall last forever! It is The Word of The LORD; trustworthy, always reliable, ever dependable, as He, Papa God, is ever faithful, and consistently constant, to keep all of His promises in everything that He ever says and does. The LORD is greatly pleased when His people live righteously, sharing His goodness and acting justly before all of humankind, according to His principles and precepts in His Holy Scriptures. The whole earth is filled to its utmost capacity with His inexhaustible, profoundly tender and compassionate, unfailing and deeply affectionate, everlasting love. (Psalm 33:3-5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There is nothing more significant or important, than for each and every individual child of Papa God, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, to completely abandon themselves to Him in worship, praise and faithful service!
When we choose to honor The LORD, first and foremost, by placing Him above and putting Him before all others and everything else in life, our lives will become enriched, strengthened, renewed and refreshed, as He, The LORD, will faithfully order each and every day of our lives; putting us at peace, filling us with His joy, through the power and personal presence of His Holy Spirit in our personal individual lives, by leading, guiding, providing, sustaining and comforting us, no matter what we may encounter or have to go through in this life.
Remember, and be greatly encouraged this day, by the absolute truth that’s clearly delineated and shown in Papa God’s Holy Scriptures: His Word is faithful and always rings true and exact! His Word always proves true and has the ring of truth, as it always holds true, fully supported by His resounding character and truth of His Everlasting Word!
We, therefore, can always count on Him and His ever reliable promises and His unfailing love to do all that He says it will do and be. For His enduring love, goodness, gracious favor, mercy and justice is pouring down from His heavenly abode, into and upon all of His children, filling and covering the whole earth! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/22- “Love, Do Good, Bless And Pray For The Difficult People In Your Life!” (Luke 6:27-28)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/22- “Love, Do Good, Bless And Pray For The Difficult People In Your Life!” (Luke 6:27-28)
Premise Question: Are we, The Company of The Redeemed, truly willing to listen to what The LORD is trying to tell us, and then, do we show that we’ve accepted what He is saying to us, by actually following, fulfilling and carrying out the specific instructions He has given us, as His stewards, to do?
““But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.” (Luke 6:27-28 NLT)
But to those of you who are willing to take to heart what I’m sharing here with you, let it teach and guide you, becoming the motivation for how you live your life: Love those who you’ve become distanced from, those who are no longer friends, but are now your enemies; therefore, you are not wanting to have anything to do with them any more, due to the virulent and perhaps violent animosity that now exists between you and them. Do good to and for those who now hate you, not just assenting in your mind to the ideal, but in your actions and deeds. And while you’re at it, choose to bless, not curse them, by speaking good things over them—things that will bring refreshing and bountiful provision into their lives. And finally, always devote yourself to praying specifically for those who have and presently are mistreating you! (Luke 6:27-28 PDCP)
Bottom Line: So, are we really willing to listen, willing to love, willing to do good, willing to bless and willing to pray? It’s an easy thing to listen to someone, knowing you don’t have to follow through with, or agree with what they are saying, but it is quite another thing if you know the one talking has the ultimate authority, power, position and influence over you!
It’s easy to love those who love you and don’t despise you, but quite a different thing to love those who do not love you, and in fact truly despise you!
When someone is nice to you and does good things for you, it’s a no brainer to be nice and good back to them, but entirely separate and excruciatingly difficult to be nice to and do good for those who, not only despise you, but literally hate and even have an aversion towards and absolute abhorrence of you!
And when you are being blessed by someone, oh how easy it is to reciprocate and return the blessing, but when someone is cursing you, it’s probably not going to be your initial reaction or response to bless them; but according to The LORD’S instruction, it most certainly should be!
And finally, we are more than happy to cry out to the LORD on behalf of those we love and adore and who’ve been so accommodating, generous and loving towards us, but The LORD’S specific command here, which is not by any means or stretch of the imagination a mere suggestion, is to pray earnestly for those who’ve, in any way, shape, form or fashion, hurt, wounded or harmed you; which includes physical, emotional, mental, or even your reputation and good name!
One more thing: we should not ever make excuses, give explanations, rationalizations, justifications, or equivocations, with surrounding or swirling mitigating circumstances. For although The LORD is completely understanding and compassionate, He still is not going to go against His own specific instructions and commands, by then coming into agreement with you and say; “well, in your case, I’ll make an exception!” Not going to happen, dear brothers, sisters and precious friends.
We all must choose, with The LORD’S help, to love, do good to, bless and pray for, even the most heinous and truly difficult people in our lives.
Remember the prayer of our LORD, uttered from the cross—”Father, forgive them and don’t hold it against them for what they have done to me, as they are unaware of what they have done and are still doing.” Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/21- ” For Papa God So Loved—NOT, For Papa God Was Really Upset!” (1 John 4:18)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/21- ” For Papa God So Loved—NOT, For Papa God Was Really Upset!” (1 John 4:18)
Premise Question: What force compels, motivates and then sustains, those who respond to Papa God’s message of love, grace and mercy; is it Papa God’s perfect love, or fear of His just judgement, wrath and punishment?
“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.” (1 John 4:18 NLT)
When we fully experience Papa God’s love, there’s not even a residue of fear left in us. No feelings of inadequacy, or being afraid of not measuring up to, or deserving His great love; because Papa God’s love is without defect or flaws, beyond any improvement, perfect in every way, and is exactly what is needed to expel, by an overwhelming force, all of our fears. Fear will never be able to accomplish Papa God’s divine purpose and will in our lives! Because being afraid of Papa God, His wrath, punishment and judgement, is not and shall not ever be what’s going to keep us holy, righteous, and pure! For those who are motivated merely by being fearful of Papa God’s wrath, will never be sustained by, nor will they ever be made whole and complete, flawless, faultless, and correct, in every detail in their life; for we are only ever made perfect, whole and complete, in His love, not in His wrath! (1 John 4:18 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Being fearful of the outpouring of Papa God’s judgements, His just wrath and punishment, is never going to be a sustainable, proper motivator or efficacious compeller, to keep one upon the straight and narrow path that leads to righteousness and an eternal life of abundant joy and comforting peace! For a fear of death, hell and eternal punishment is not what saves, spares and sustains us! It always was, always is and shall ever be, only Papa God’s lavish and perfect love being poured out upon our lives, that saves, spares and completely sustains us, in this life and throughout all of eternity.
Papa God was not upset with us when He graciously chose to send His One and Only Son to this world, for the express purpose of redeeming all of humankind, by not sparing His Son, who freely laid down His life, as a ransom for our lives, in order to save us, spare us and then sustain us, not only during our time here on earth, but throughout all of eternity; but He was showing us how much He loved us, with His genuinely true and authenticated, everlasting perfect love!
The only good thing that can truly come out of a fear of Papa God’s wrath and punishment being poured out upon humankind, should be utilized as an urgent call and compelling motivator for each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, to see it, accept it, be aware of it, know it and then, do something about it, by diligently acting upon it, with complete devotion; to faithfully share the message of hope, which is Papa God’s Good News message of love, grace and mercy, with all those who will choose to accept and personally experience it. Because if they don’t choose to respond and accept His perfect love, grace and mercy, then certain judgement of His wrath and punishment shall follow.
Everyone should grow fully into an awareness and understanding of Papa God’s love, as Papa God wasn’t really upset with us, when He sent His Son, but was absolutely motivated and compelled by His love for us and all of humankind.
So, we too, ought to be motivated by His lavish and great love. For the empirical evidence that shows that one has fully experienced Papa God’s perfect love, is when they are no longer motivated by being full of fear, but are motivated by being full of His perfect love, as all fear has been expelled and replaced, by Papa God’s perfect love! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/19- “Real, Genuine True Love, That’s Expressed And Shown, Towards Everyone!” (1 John 3:16)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/19- “Real, Genuine True Love, That’s Expressed And Shown, Towards Everyone!” (1 John 3:16)
Premise Question: What does it really mean and how can we, The Company of The Redeemed, truly express real love towards others, but especially towards our brothers and sisters?
“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:16 NLT)
In order to fully experience, with a true understanding of what real genuine, self-sacrificing, unconditional, for the benefit of others, love is, we must be willing to follow the ultimate, the truest and purest example of the absolute personification of real love; which is, Jesus Christ—The One True Sovereign LORD GOD of all, who willingly descended from the heights of Heaven to the lowest parts of the earth, so that, we could one day, also enjoy, with Him and each other, the wonder and magnificent splendor of Heaven. He, Jesus Christ, freely gave His life up for us, by allowing Himself to be nailed to a cruel cross, even to the point of abject humiliation. And we, the beloved and most cherished of The LORD, should also then, reciprocate with the appropriate response of; likewise being willing to express our love towards others, but especially towards each of our brothers and sisters, in the same way, manner and fashion. (1 John 3:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In regards to authentic, real, genuine true love; Jesus Christ is the “real deal!” For He is the ultimate, being the absolute personification of the full and true expression of real love!
We also, should be then, the “real deal” and thus, express fully, the same, real, genuine true love, that The LORD has shown and expressed for and towards each of us, toward everyone, but especially towards those who are members of The Household of Faith—The Family of Papa God, who are all the blessed and beloved members of The Company of The Redeemed!
People of The Most High, choose to be the “real deal” by choosing to love others, and if needs be, willing to lay your life down for others, especially those who are your precious brothers and sisters in The LORD!
Deliberately, with great diligence and devotion, choose to be a real blessing to others and be blessed…be a refresher to others and be refreshed and renewed…be a comfort to others and be comforted…be an encourager to others and be encouraged…be a giver to others and then receive the satisfaction and fulfillment of having your own needs met…be a lover of The LORD, love others with the love of The LORD and you will be loved this day and every day that follows, even throughout all of eternity! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/12- “Love Your Neighbor, But Love Your Enemy Too!” (Matthew 5:43-44)
Premise Question: What have we heard, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, and what are we doing with what we have heard?
“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! (Matthew 5:43-44 NLT)
“I’m quite sure that you are well aware of the Oral Law, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy,’ having heard it taught by the Scribes and Pharisees, but that is a perverted view of Papa God’s Word; which they have established as their own traditions and does not come from My Father who is in Heaven. What I’m telling you now, is the proper view and right understanding of Papa God’s Word. It is, love your enemies, those with whom you have conflict, are hostile towards or have an adversarial relationship with, and stand in the gap for them, when they persecute you, by praying for them, even when they are persistently harassing, oppressing, afflicting and being entirely unfair or cruel towards you,” (Matthew 5:43-44 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, have heard it said, “love Papa God and love your neighbor!” And now, we’ve also heard it said, by The LORD Himself, to love our enemies, and not only that, but to pray for and bless them as well!
We are encouraged, exhorted and strongly admonished to love, pray and even bless, all those who presently may be actively pursuing us, with ill intent, in order to persecute, irritate and attack us, with the desired purpose and focus of inflicting pain and harming us, and that, seemingly, for no rhyme or reason!
They may mock us, tell and spread lies about us, saying all kinds of things that don’t add up or make any sense at all—stirring up people’s emotions, thoughts and feelings, so that others will have a twisted and wrong headed perception of us, and exhibit an absolutely horrible and terrible animas towards us!
Yes and yes again, it is for all those that are our enemies, that we are to exhibit love towards, to pray for and then, ask The LORD to bless them!
We must choose to do it The LORD’S way! We must decide to deliberately, and with great diligence and an enduring patience, love, pray for and bless, not only our neighbors, but our enemies as well! Blessings…
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