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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/27- “Go—Stay—Wait!” (Matthew 28:19)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/27- “Go—Stay—Wait!” (Matthew 28:19)

Premise Question: Should we, with a great sense of urgency, GO or should we just stay put, sit idly by, while patiently waiting for the world to somehow find their way, on their own, to our, The Church’s, front door?

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”‭‭ (Matthew‬ ‭28:19‬ ‭NLT)

Therefore, because all authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me, The LORD Jesus Christ, I now command you, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, to not sit idly by, waiting for the world to come to you, but to make haste and quickly go out into the world, with urgency, raising up authentic followers, from every people group, everywhere in the world, training them in righteousness, teaching them The Truth, mentoring and nourishing them to maturity and baptizing them, by immersion, into the great Company of The Redeemed, in the name of The Holy Father and of His Only Son, Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior and of The Holy Spirit, The One who comforts, guides and empowers you to do this divine work of The Most High. (Matthew 28:19 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The only time we are to stay, is to stay in The LORD’s presence and will, in order to fulfill His purpose!

The only time we are to wait, is to wait upon The LORD, in order to be endued with His efficacious power, so that, we can do and accomplish the divine work of The LORD!

Within the message of the Great Commission, you won’t find the concept, “If You Build It, They Will Come,” rather, what you specifically do find is a resounding urgent command of “GO!”

Unfortunately though, in some instances and cases, it would seem, The Church has either forgotten or completely neglected the “GO” part of the Great Commission, and perhaps, has adopted the concept of “If You Build It, (stay put and then just wait patiently) They Will Come” mentality; thereby, staying put, sitting idly by, while waiting patiently, for the Nations (people groups) of the world to come on their own initiative and somehow find their way to the front door of The Church, rather than, The Church being specifically called, commissioned and commanded, to be compelled, with a great sense of urgency and compassion, to “GO” to the Nations, building roads and paths, through right relationships and service, that will effectively reach out to them, connecting The Church to them exactly where they are; thus, fulfilling Papa God’s Great Commission! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/02- “We Are Papa God’s Masterpiece—Saved By Grace—Created To Do Good Works!” (Ephesians 2:8-10)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/02- “We Are Papa God’s Masterpiece—Saved By Grace—Created To Do Good Works!” (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Premise Question: How did you become a legitimate member of The Company of The Redeemed, who are you, as a member of the Company of The Redeemed, and what are you to be doing, as a member of The Company of The Redeemed?

“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

For it is only because of Papa God’s unmerited favor, kindness and great love shown towards you, that you’ve been rescued and redeemed from certain death, becoming an accepted and recognized member, in right standing, in The Company of The Redeemed; and this, through your personal confession of faith and belief in His Son, Jesus Christ, when you placed your complete trust and reliance on Him. And even then, it’s not based on anything that’s been generated by your good behavior, actions or deeds, for there’s not any sort of effort, work accomplishment or achievement, that you can do or attempt to do, that will ever suffice; as it is indeed, solely based entirely upon His love for you and His free merciful gift of salvation, provided by and through the mighty works of Papa God Himself and His Son. He’s done it in this way, so that there wouldn’t ever be any personal aggrandizement to be claimed by anyone; for there’s no boasting allowed, except in The LORD and what He has done. For we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, are the unique and perfectly designed masterpiece, created by the hands of the Master Himself, our Papa God Almighty in Heaven, brought forth out of darkness and renewed by His Son—Jesus Christ, for the purpose of doing His divine works of righteousness; that Papa God had in His mind, already prepared in waiting, for each of us to do, long before we were even members of The Company of The Redeemed. (Ephesians 2:8-10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: You are saved by grace, through your faith, but not on your own, for it is a gift that comes only from Papa God—The Heavenly Father; which can’t be earned or bought, but should be sought, so that you’ll be caught, to then be taught, in order, to do and accomplish, with The LORD’s help, the divine work, will and purpose, that’s been prepared and is ready in waiting, for you to begin to do. So, without delay, let’s get busy, and begin, with great diligence and devotion get to work! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/30- “The LORD GOD Almighty Always Fulfills His Word!” (Malachi 3:1)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/30- “The LORD GOD Almighty Always Fulfills His Word!” (Malachi 3:1)

Premise Question: Who specifically is The LORD GOD Almighty speaking about, through His servant and mouthpiece, the prophet Malachi?

““Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.” (‭‭Malachi‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

“I, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, shall send my appointed courier, to clear and prepare the way, as a forerunner, announcing the Good News of the arrival of My Anointed One. Then, all of a sudden, The LORD and Savior that you’ve been earnestly seeking and patiently waiting for, shall appear in His temple, as The Agent Messenger of the new covenant of My redemptive gracious love; for The One you’ve most desired, shall surely appear at His appointed time,” says The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!” (Malachi 3:1 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The prophet Malachi has faithfully written down, for all to see hear and receive, the clear and precise Good News message, which was personally delivered from the very mouth of Papa God Himself, (who is The One and Only True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty) of the sure and certain coming of the promised Anointed One; who will, in the fulfillment of His Word, release, set free, cleanse and purify all those who, in humility and contriteness, call upon The Name of The LORD for salvation.

He, The LORD GOD Almighty, saves and delivers them completely, by removing the penalty of sin and death; which is eternal punishment and separation from the presence of Papa God.

The LORD GOD Almighty’s wonderful message of Good News, is that He is sending one, John The Baptist, who will come in The Name of The LORD, preparing the way of The Anointed One—Jesus Christ, who, upon the cross, has already accomplished His divine mission, and is even now, presently, continuing to fulfill His Word and mission, by ever interceding, on our behalf, and shall yet do, all that He has said, in His Everlasting Word, that He will do!

Our divine mission now, is to be His appointed and anointed messengers, His personal ambassadors, boldly declaring and proclaiming, with courage and clarity, Papa God’s wonderful Good News about The Redeemer—Jesus Christ, to everyone everywhere, in this present world! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/30- “First Things First—Priorities!” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/30- “First Things First—Priorities!”
(1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Premise Question: What should we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, actively be doing, be fully engaged and involved in, with a sense of great urgency, by making it our first and foremost, highest priority, according to The Apostle Paul in his first letter to Timothy?

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” (1 Timothy‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

First and foremost, let’s get our priorities in line and on board with Papa God’s priorities. He insists, by strongly admonishing us, with persuasive urging, that we should devote ourselves to being aware of all people’s needs, by drafting petitions with specific names and requests on them, in order to offer up intelligent prayers, and humble supplications, on their behalf. We must be willing to intercede, by standing in the gap before The LORD, asking Him to intervene and act, in accordance to their needs and to their greatest benefit, always giving thanks, at all times and on all occasions, with a heart of gratitude and blessing. We have been given this responsibility, by The LORD Himself, to make sure that this is happening, on a regular basis, for all people everywhere; especially though, for those who are in positions of leadership and all those who have been given authority, with influence and power to make decisions that affect our daily lives. We are commanded to do this, so that we may live our lives in a serene, peaceful and tranquil state of being; having the opportunity afforded us to live a godly, virtuous, devoutly righteous life, that will bring honor and glory to Papa God. (1 Timothy 2:1-2 PDCP)

Bottom Line: When it comes to prayer and petitioning, entreating, interceding, inquiring, pleading, intervening, advocating and making requests to Papa God, on behalf of others, it seems, all too often, to be left and relegated as being the last resort, the final option, lowest on the list of priorities, and then, is only considered as being viable and comes into play, after finally exhausting all of our own opinions, attempts, wisdom, efforts and all other options, when it ought to be our first and foremost—prima facie priority, resort and option!

Once we’ve actually gotten our priorities in line and on board with Papa God’s priorities, concerning prayer, then it is of the utmost importance that we be ready and willing to fully engage, putting our feet and hands, our hearts and minds, in motion, by having an active, deliberate, devoted and diligently consistent prayer life; praying for all people everywhere, asking Papa God to help them, by meeting their unique and pressing needs and always remembering to give thanks for them, but especially, we are urged to offer up specific prayers for all those who are leaders and rulers, as well as, for all those who are serving in positions of authority and wield great influence.

The divine purpose and urgent call for making prayer, not just an occasional activity or priority that we sporadically or rarely participate in, but one that we absolutely make as our first and foremost activity and highest priority, is so that we will have the opportunity afforded to us to be able to live our lives in peace and quiet; in order to be recognized and characterized as being full of dignity and righteousness.

Let’s make first things first, by making prayer our first and foremost priority! 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)

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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- 07/01- “Let The Whole World Know!” (1 Chronicles 16:8)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/01- “Let The Whole World Know!”
(1 Chronicles 16:8)

Premise Question: What responsibility and obligation has not changed, but remains the same, from The Old Testament all the way through The New Testament and beyond, for the beloved chosen people of Papa God?

Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. (‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16‬:‭8‬ NLT)

Give voluntarily, holding nothing back, with your whole heart, all honor and thanksgiving, with great expressions of heartfelt gratitude, extolling the highest praise that can be given, to The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty—The Maker of Heaven and earth. Joyfully announce and boldly declare His Great and Magnificent Name to everyone everywhere; broadcasting a proclamation that establishes a true and trustworthy testimonial and record of a strong witness, that will not be rejected or refuted, and is gladly received in the very midst of every people group upon the face of the earth. So that, it will bring great notoriety, bringing to light what The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty has accomplished for all of humankind anywhere and everywhere they may be existing, in His splendid and glorious creation. (1 Chronicles 16:8 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We have the obligation of giving thanks to The LORD for His loving, merciful and gracious gift of salvation, which includes experiencing the fullness of His complete joy and strength, as well as, His great comfort and perfect peace, and also provides us with an escape from death, destruction and eternal punishment; setting us free, by delivering us out of darkness and into His glorious light, bestowing and conferring upon us eternal life, to forever live in His presence.

Our responsibility that we’ve been commissioned to fulfill, as our unique mission, is to proclaim and declare, by announcing and shouting it from the rooftops, with boldness and courage, in the market square and literally to everyone everywhere, the Good News of His greatness and the goodness of His unfailing love, His great mercy and wonderfully sufficient grace.

We, the people of Papa God, are strongly encouraged and admonished to not hide the light that is within us, but to allow it to shine bright for all to see. For if we do not fulfill our responsibility of letting our light shine forth and do not shout and proclaim, with boldness, the greatness of The LORD to everyone everywhere, then the very rocks will cry out in our place!

Time to let the whole world know! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 06/14- “The Word Of The LORD Remains Forever!” (1 Peter 1:24-25)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/14- “The Word Of The LORD Remains Forever!” (1 Peter 1:24-25)

Premise Question: Because our existence living life here upon this earth, as humankind, can be characterized as being temporal, and in fact, is likened and compared to being a flower that’s growing in a field of grass, which grows up, blossoms and blooms, and then, eventually withers, fades away and ultimately dies; it should therefore, be incumbent upon each one of us, to become more keenly aware of what our own duration, longevity and mortality might be, and therefore, we must ask ourselves what kind of bloom and fragrance our flower is producing, how long will it last and what kind of residue is it leaving for others to see and smell, after we’re gone?

As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades. But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭24-25‬ NLT)

For just as Papa God’s Holy Word perfectly describes it, all of a humankind’s existence can be likened to a flower growing in a field of grass; which has jointed stems, sheathing leaves and seed-like grains. In like manner, we humans have jointed limbs, sheathing skin and have the ability to reproduce, bearing offspring. Similarly, we, in all of our miraculous glory, our exquisite beauty and distinct honor, are like the grass and the flowers of the field, which break forth, grow up, then blossom and bloom, only to begin to lose their luster, as they begin to fade and ultimately die, shall also, as humans, begin to lose our youthful vigor, as we start to shrivel and fade, eventually decay, falling back into the earth, from wince we came. But, the infallible, immutable, all powerful Word of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, shall never shrink, shrivel or fade, nor shall it ever depreciate, diminish or decay; for it shall forever remain, ever sustained, as the only truly ordained, reigning supreme, enduring authentic Word of The LORD! And this Word, which is The Good News Gospel of Jesus Christ, is the very same Word that has been, is being, and shall continue to be, what was shared with you, through the preaching and proclamation of said Word! (1Peter 1:24, 25 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Everything on this earth is temporal. Everything has a predetermined shelf-life, some things longer than others. But, the one constant, and thing that always remains, never changes and stays the same, is The Authentic Holy Word of The LORD! For The Word of The LORD shall never, in any wise, wither, diminish or fade away! For it shall always remain forever and ever—without end!

The Word of The LORD was given for the benefit of the whole of humankind, and is therefore, the Good News that all of humankind needs to see and hear, accept as truth and then receive and follow, living it out in their everyday lives, by growing and maturing, blossoming and blooming, in order to produce a beautiful fragrance that will draw others to The LORD, and then, leave a residue of legacy, a bowl of potpourri, for others to see and smell; to be encouraging and inspiring, so that others may then have the opportunity afforded them to personally experience.

No one can really know the longevity or duration of one’s life here on this earth. But, we can accept that we are mortals and therefore, should, with this in view, do all that we can, with the enabling of The LORD and the empowering of The Holy Spirit, to live a life that is pleasing to Papa God; one that produces a wonderful fragrance of worship that rises into the heavens and leaves a residue of a beautiful legacy for others to emulate and follow, while living here on this earth. Blessings…

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