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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/17- “The LORD Disciplines His Own—Because He Loves Them!” (Proverbs 3:11-12)

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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: 09/17- “The LORD Disciplines His Own—Because He Loves Them!” (Proverbs 3:11-12)

Premise Question: Who of us really enjoys being disciplined, corrected, reprimanded and reproved; but, what would be the outcome if everyone that needed an appropriate rebuke, choose to truly, with joy, fully embrace the process, in an attitude of humility and complete submission?

“My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:11-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

My dearly beloved precious child, decide right now to never refuse or ever reject The LORD GOD Almighty’s very deliberate and diligent, careful and loving, nurturing chastening of you. And, also choose to not ever become bitter or resentful of His faithful, considerate concern and resolute reproof of you; for it’s truly only done for your greatest good and benefit. Do always remember, that just like an earthly father will administer loving correction to his own children, that he delights in, so too, does Papa God only bring His merciful and loving correction upon those children whom He joyfully delights to lavish His gracious favor and unfailing love upon. (Proverbs 3:11-12 PDCP)

Bottom Line: One of the most difficult lessons, that everyone must learn, is the great value and tremendous blessings that loving, appropriate and consistent discipline brings and adds to a person’s life experience. Although it may seem quite difficult during the time the necessary correction is being administered, as it may be extremely hard to endure, once it has run its course, the wonderful, useful and greatly beneficial fruit that discipline produces in one’s life, is not only a benefit to the individual, but also to those they may come into contact with, and have interaction with, in various forms and different ways.

Remember, that The LORD never wastes anything that may happen to us or that we may go through, due to our own behavioral choices, decisions and actions or as a result of others and what they may do; that ends up having a direct affect upon our own lives.

The LORD will utilize all of it; in shaping, making, maturing and growing the individual, in order to fully accomplish His purpose, will and the unique mission in life that each of us are called to do.

So, child of Papa God, don’t ever reject, disdain or be upset when The LORD disciplines you—who are His greatly beloved and most cherished very own children, whom He joyfully delights in; and therefore will absolutely correct, discipline and appropriately reprimand, as needed, as well as, whenever and wherever it’s necessary! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/08- “The LORD Protects The Righteous!” (Psalms 97:10)

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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: 09/08- “The LORD Protects The Righteous!” (Psalms 97:10)

Premise Question: Where does our help, security and protection come from, and what must we do in order to get it?

“You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭97:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

The LORD GOD Almighty Himself surrounds The Company of The Redeemed with His mighty angel armies of Heaven; shielding, with supreme protection, all those who’ve given up their evil ways and practices, and have thus, declared their undying, steady devotion and true allegiance and love for Him, by doing so! The LORD GOD Almighty rescues and sets the righteous free; by emancipating them from the power and influence of all those who are malevolent and practice iniquity. (Psalms 97:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We, The Company of The Redeemed, who love The LORD with our whole heart, mind and strength, must, (as it is not optional) not only detest and dislike, but have a real hatred—a full blown aversion to all things that are evil; even to the point of avoiding the appearance of evil! It is what is required of us!

Then, no matter what happens or what we may have to face or go through in this life, we shall always be confident and fully assured, that we are completely covered, by the ultimate supreme protection plan of The LORD GOD Almighty, and shall thus, be eternally safe and secure, in The Everlasting Arms of Papa God; because the wicked doesn’t any have jurisdiction or influence over us. We accomplish this, of course, with The LORD’s enabling.

So, where does our help, security and supreme protection come from? It comes only from The LORD, The Maker of Heaven and earth and everything therein! For nothing else and no one else will be able to rescue and release us from the clutches and powerful darkness of the wicked evil of the iniquitous!

Blessed be The Name of The LORD, who always faithfully protects the righteous! (Psalms 121) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/07- “The LORD Is Loving And Kind—Towards His Own!” (Jeremiah 31:3)

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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: 09/07- “The LORD Is Loving And Kind—Towards His Own!” (Jeremiah 31:3)

Premise Question: Can someone come to The LORD, on their own, without first being drawn to Him, with His never failing, everlasting love?

“Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”
(‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

The LORD GOD Almighty Himself has shown up in times past, by making His manifest presence known and visible to us, in order to declare, as well as, express, His deep, heartfelt disposition and strong propensity towards us, which is: “I have loved you, I do and will continue to love you, and I shall always love you—My very own, dearly beloved, greatly treasured, precious children, with an unfailing, endless, boundless, enduring beyond and throughout all time and extended to all generations, everlasting love. For I have, Myself, personally and deliberately, enticed and allured you with My powerfully attractive, never changing kindness—that’s inexhaustible, constantly reliable, benevolently affectionate, full of gracious favor, and shall always be faithfully indulgent towards you.” (Jeremiah 31:3 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Papa God has shown us, all of humankind, His unique and greatly beloved creation, just how much He loves us, by kindly sending His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world, to take our place, in order to pay for each of our sins, so that we can have the wonderful opportunity of taking advantage of His merciful and most gracious gift of salvation and eternal life; that our loving Papa God has made available to everyone, through the offering of His Only Son upon the cross.

This actually, is what real, authentic, love looks like: He, The LORD, who is the personification of real love, first loved us, with His perfect love, that casts out all fear, as it is an everlasting love and one that shall never disappoint nor fail us in anywise; in regards to why He has openly put His lavish love on display, for all to see, which is His strong loving disposition and great propensity shown towards and shared personally with each one of us.

Finally, remember the very words of The LORD, when He said that no one can come to Him unless Papa God, His Father, the one who sent Jesus to the world, draws them to Him. And furthermore, Jesus also said, that when He is lifted up before the world, (which is part of our divine call and mission as members of The Company of The Redeemed) that He would then draw everyone unto Himself!

So, no! Unless someone is first drawn to The LORD, by and through the unfailing and everlasting love of Papa God, then one can not, nor do they even have the capability to come to The LORD on their own, except, but for the love of Papa God that compels us all to come to His Son, for deliverance from sin, salvation and everlasting joy and eternal life! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/05- “If We Do Our Part, Papa God Will Absolutely Do His!” (Leviticus 19:18)

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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: 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)

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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: 08/12- “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: PDCP- 08/09- “Papa God’s Divine Purpose And Plan Is Revealed!” (2 Timothy 1:9)

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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)

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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: 08/05- “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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