Obedience

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/17- “Humankind’s Main Mission In Life!” (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/17- “Humankind’s Main Mission In Life!” (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

Premise Question: What is the basic duty and grand commission for all of humankind?

“That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty.” (Ecclesiastes‬ ‭12:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Okay, so now that all the evidence is in, and we’ve covered everything that needs and should be paid close attention too, here’s the bottom line, the end of it all, concerning what is most important to consider, address, to be fully aware of and to deliberately follow, with absolute diligence in life: Choose to always honor The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, with the greatest of respect, holy reverential awe and veneration, and in conjunction with, devoting yourself to observing, obeying and relying upon His wonderful commandments to be the ultimate guide and influence in your life. For this truly is the expectation, the obligation and honorable service that is required of the whole of humankind. (Ecclesiastes 12:13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Always honor, respect and revere The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty in and with your life; devoting yourself, with great diligence, to complying with, by deliberately following closely, adhering to, and keeping His commands, for this is the divine duty and grand commission of all of humankind. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/22- “Obedience Produces Blessings And Benefits, While Disobedience Results In Producing Curses And Consequences!” (John 3:36)

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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: 10/22- “Obedience Produces Blessings And Benefits, While Disobedience Results In Producing Curses And Consequences!” (John 3:36)

Premise Question: What are some of the actual blessings and benefits of choosing to believe in and obeying Papa God’s Son—Jesus Christ; versus, the very real curses and consequences that come as a result of deciding not to believe in, nor obey Papa God’s Son?

“And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.” (John‬ ‭3:36‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Whoever, wherever and whenever, chooses to place their reliance and complete trust in the only begotten Son—Jesus Christ, of The One True Sovereign Papa God Almighty, has already attained and secured their place in an eternity filled with eternal bliss and everlasting joy; to forever rejoice and celebrate in the glorious presence of The LORD GOD Almighty. But, whoever deliberately chooses to turn away from Papa God Almighty’s loving and gracious, most merciful provision of escape from death, by refusing to believe in and obey His Son, will not experience the fullness of joy and life everlasting, and thus, will be subject to the full weight and brunt of The Almighty’s righteous judgement of sin; thereby, suffering the dire punishment and consequences of their rejection and disobedience. (John 3:36 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The actual blessings and benefits of believing in and obeying Papa God’s Son are: First and foremost, the powerful grip that sin and darkness holds upon our lives, is forever, irrevocably broken, never to be rescinded, as we are completely set free; to breathe, to live, to worship, to enjoy life to its fullest, in a meaningful and purposeful way, knowing real refreshing peace and true satisfying love, as well as having the blessed opportunity of being able to become all that we have been divinely designed and purposed to fulfill and become, by thoroughly experiencing and accomplishing all of this, not only in this life, but in the life still to come!

The very real curses and consequences, that come as a direct result of disobeying, rejecting, not believing and accepting Papa God’s gracious provision of salvation and escape, that He is offering through His Son, is: Eternal separation from the very real, absolutely necessary and highly desired, everlasting presence of The Almighty! And, as a consequence of not believing in and obeying Papa God’s Son—Jesus Christ, the curse of death and sin will remain upon an individual’s life, and they will therefore, be subject to and shall be relegated too forever experiencing eternal death, destruction, degradation, distress, painful and torturous punishment, without end, as well as forever having to experience and go through, without any relief or respite, agony, anger, full of resentment, remorse, self-hate and loathsome shame; always being hungry and thirsty, without ever receiving any satisfaction, joy, peace or fulfillment!

Let us all choose to believe and obey, in order to experience the blessings and benefits, and thereby, avoid the very real curses and consequences of not believing and obeying! Blessings…
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The Benefits of STORMS in our lives: STRUGGLES—TRIALS—OBSTACLES—REJECTION—MISERY—SUFFERING! (Psalm 23)

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With all the storms going on right now, both in the physical world and spiritual realm, here is a repost from a while back, for perspective…😇

The Benefits of STORMS in our lives: STRUGGLES—TRIALS—OBSTACLES—REJECTION—MISERY—SUFFERING! (Psalm 23)

Jonah 1: Papa God uses a STORM, ( circumstances) to get Jonah to consider doing what He, Papa God wanted him to do, in order to fulfill Papa God’s will for his life!

Papa God hid Jonah in the belly of a very large fish (perhaps a Monster Goliath Grouper) for three days and three nights, so that he could be all alone, without any distractions or interruptions, to contemplate life and his decisions and choices! Papa God, in a sense, had a captive audience that finally was willing to listen and obey the voice of The LORD!

This story of the STORM in Jonah’s life, somewhat, reminds me of a STORM I once encountered way back in the mid 1970’s. If I am remembering correctly, I believe it was the summer of 1977. At the time, I was a youth pastor, children’s pastor, and had recently launched a concert ministry called, “Sonshine Concerts” and was also working a full time summer job at Peterbilt motors, in Newark, CA.

It definitely was a whirlwind schedule, with little time for anything but activities and work! Needless too say, I was neglecting my personal time with The LORD, and had replaced it with work and the work of the ministry! It should be quite obvious that staying busy, even if it is the work of The LORD, is not necessarily doing the will of The LORD! I believe, too many of us have substituted a true, authentic and genuinely real relationship with The LORD, with being busy for The LORD; even justifying our actions and behavior with the worn out excuse of “I just don’t have time to spend on my personal relationship, with The LORD, and besides, He’ll understand!” It is true that He does understand, but He doesn’t have to agree with you! For if we don’t have the time, by choosing not to make it a priority to spend time with The LORD, in intimate personal fellowship, in developing a right and holy relationship with Him, then we are too busy!

It’s time to re-prioritize our life and schedule, making room and time for the manifest intimacy of a right relationship with The LORD, if not, then He might just do it for you, because He really does love you that much!

The LORD looks at the heart and if He sees that you have just gone haywire, but knows that you truly down deep want to do His Will, He loves you enough to make sure you will have an opportunity to do His will. He will, therefore, utilize an event, (STORM) situation or circumstance in order to get you alone, so that He can convey His thoughts and will for your life at that time, in order to get you on the right track and moving back in the right direction!

The following account is what happened to me, with regards to being too busy, in the summer of 1977!

I was working at Peterbilt Motors, in Newark CA, in a grinding booth with two other young men. The booth was elevated five feet above the floor of the factory, with heavy plastic panels draped down all the way around it. The plastic panels were very dirty and covered with debris from all the material that was used to grind, as well as the wax that was used to help in keeping that which was being ground down, (metal steps, doors, brackets for the gas tanks, etc.) from getting too hot.

My job was to work on a huge grinder with a very large sandpaper belt grinder. I usually did the steps and the brackets while the other two young men did the doors with smaller hand held grinders.

There were times when we were inundated with work and then there were times when we would go for long stretches without any work. The work was not ever steady work, and yet, we were not allowed to leave the booth, because at anytime there may be a piece that needed to be cleaned up and ground before it was needed back on the assembly line almost immediately.

There was little toleration for stopping the line while they waited for a part from the grinding booth! So, to deal with the down time, my two young friends would devise games that they could play, while waiting for the next project to come into the booth. One of their favorites was “Home Run Derby” in the booth! They fashioned a bat from a piece of 2×4 and formed a ball out of the wax used to cool during the grinding process. It was during those times that I would go to a corner of the booth and stand on the edge looking out for any work that may be headed our way. Ok, so to be completely truthful, I was also the un-official lookout, as well!

I don’t really know why on this particular occasion I had positioned myself where I did, but it was definitely not the safest place to be, as you’ll soon understand and realize why. First one to bat was the right handed batter. He struck out on three wax ball pitches. Next up was the left-hander. He did not strike out, but was hitting the wax ball all over the booth. I don’t know if his hands got sweaty or just tired, but he took an especially big swing and missed the wax ball completely—a swing and a miss! Just before he took that mighty swing, I had moved behind him to get a better vantage point to see if anyone was coming towards the booth. Someone surely was, so I turned to tell them, and it was at that very moment that the bat came out of the lefty’s hands and smashed me, with full force of his mighty swing and a miss, directly on my mouth! “Whack!” I immediately was knocked out and fell backwards off of the platform on to the concrete floor five feet below! I was told later that my arms went down to my sides an I took a “Nestea ice tea plunge” into the concrete head first!

The young men were absolutely shaken and stunned! They told me later, that when my head hit the floor it sounded like a watermelon splitting! What I experienced at that very moment was the sense of falling back onto a huge cushion made of the softest down imaginable.

I distinctly and clearly remember hearing the voice of the safety officer having a conversation with the company’s nurse. They were discussing my vitals. The safety officer was checking for a pulse and the nurse was checking my blood pressure. The safety officer said to the nurse, “I don’t have a pulse” the nurse said in response, “I only have one number for the blood pressure, it’s 20!” Then I heard, “we’re losing him!”

The very next thing I remember was being enveloped by overwhelming waves of joy and peace washing over me, while completely surrounded and immersed in the most wonderful, incredibly beautiful light! It literally took my breath away, to the point of not being able to breathe! The light was so bright that it was difficult to see anything but the brilliance of the light surrounding me. It was then that my eyes began to focus and adjust to the light, that I was finally able to see my surroundings! I cannot describe adequately with mere words what I saw, but to say, that it was absolute serenity, with the most beautiful colors I’ve ever seen anywhere or anytime here in this existence!

I was standing in the midst of a field that was covered with a myriad of different kinds of plants and trees, all exemplified by beauty and grace. I began to realize and ponder…”Wow, I can’t believe it, this is it, I’m really going to be in the very real presence of The LORD! I’m shocked, I thought I had so much more time with so much more to do and experience! I still hadn’t had any children, was still pretty much a newlywed, with so much in life to look forward too, not to mention all the ministry I was involved in and one day hoped to accomplish and do!”

As I was pondering, I heard and felt, at the same time, a voice penetrating my mind, heart, and every part of my being. It was a strong, resonating, reassuring, comforting, soothing and quite pleasant voice, with many layers, speaking to me and through me all at the same time. I understood it to be the very voice of The LORD! He gently conveyed to me that I had become too busy to hear His voice and therefore, He needed to get me all alone, without any distraction or hindrances, so that He could speak to me and I would listen. Listen, I did!

During this incredible and most divine encounter, I was never at anytime afraid or apprehensive. The LORD indeed did speak to me about things that would happen in my life and what He intended for me to do, with regards to ministry. I didn’t remember a lot of it, as I believe was His intention, but He did show me many faces of those who would be impacted by Him, because of the ministry He had called me to do. It was quite overwhelming, extremely exhilarating and quite exciting! I do well remember though, The LORD giving me the opportunity to choose whether or not to stay with Him or go back! He really does give us free will in letting us determine our destiny!

I also remember asking The LORD what He would want me to do, stay or go back? Without even hearing His response, I felt a strong sense and urge that I was to do His will, which was to go back and finish the work I had been given to do! As soon as I concurred, with His will for my life, I was seemingly hovering above a crowd of people that were all focused and looking intently at something on the floor in the midst of them. I quickly moved towards them and peered through the crowd to see what they were all gazing and murmuring about. What I saw, was myself lying on the floor looking very peaceful and serene, maybe taking a little snooze, while on the job.

It was an unreal experience, to say the least. My two young co-workers were having a frantic conversation about what they should do! They were both overwhelmed, being distraught and stricken with fear! Then, I heard the lefty say these words; “I don’t know what we should or can do, but I know what Don would do!” Then I heard righty say, “what’s that!” Lefty…”He’d pray right now!” Righty…”we don’t know how to pray!” Lefty…”yes we do, remember, Don said praying to God was just like talking to someone when you are having a conversation!” Righty…”yeah, that’s right, let’s pray!” Righty and Lefty…”dear LORD, please help Don and don’t let him die, amen!”

As they said amen, I opened my eyes and looked up and saw both Righty and Lefty with there eyes closed and tears running down their faces. The safety officer shouted, “I’ve got a pulse!” The nurse exclaimed, “his blood pressure is returning to normal!”

I declared my thanks, gratitude and appreciation to everyone for their help and looked at Righty and Lefty and thanked them for their prayer of faith! They both had astonished and happy expressions upon their faces, as well as, much relief!

I went for a ride to the hospital in an ambulance, was thoroughly checked out with a battery of tests, then pronounced completely fit and good to go, except for the busted lip and loose teeth in my mouth. My head, which had hit a concrete floor, from a five foot free-fall backwards, didn’t have a scratch, knot, or contusion of any kind! Now that was a miracle in itself! I really did fall onto a cushion of incredibly soft heavenly goose down!

I went back to work the next day with fat lips and loose teeth, which I had to have crowns put on, eventually. Righty and Lefty were never the same after that and were more open than ever to the things of The LORD!

I was able to share my story on a number of occasions, with great results of people being encouraged and responding to The LORD in positive ways. I also re-prioritized my life and focused more on my personal relationship with The LORD, with less activity and more of Him. Oh, and by the way, there were a lot less games played after that, with a lot more talks about life and God.

I, to this day, thank Papa God for His wonderful grace and matchless mercy shown to me on so many different occasions, so many times and in so many ways in my life!

Like Jonah, The LORD placed me alone, in a corner, in life, whereby, I too could hear His voice, listen, then obey, His will for my life at that time. His love truly does endure forever!

Please don’t get too busy and then, not take the time needed and absolutely necessary to build and be in right relationship with The LORD! Make room for Him in your life and don’t limit Him and what He wants to do in and with your life! Desire, above all else, to do His will!(Ps. 40:8)

And always please remember this: If and when STORMS come into your life, they may be sent from or allowed by The LORD for your benefit, and that, because He loves you and wants what’s best for you and also to have a personal intimate relationship with you!

Finally this: With obedience comes blessings and benefits, with disobedience comes curses and consequences!

I should know, I’ve experienced them both! Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/03- “You Love Me? Then Do What I Say!” (John 14:23)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/03- “You Love Me? Then Do What I Say!” (John 14:23)

Premise Question: What must we first do, and how do we prove (show) that we indeed, each member of The Company of The Redeemed, truly love and honor The LORD Jesus Christ, and then, what is the resounding successful, resulting outcome?

“Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.” (John‬ ‭14:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

The LORD Jesus Christ responded to the disciple named Judas, (not Iscariot) who wanted to know why He was only going to reveal Himself to them, and not to everyone else at this time, by telling him, that He is only going to reveal Himself to those who truly love Him, and will not only believe what He is saying, but will also follow through, by executing and fully doing everything He is asking them to do. “It is for this reason, why My Father, your Papa God and I, The LORD, is extremely pleased with you, and shall therefore, as a direct result, come and take up permanent residence, by making the within the within, of everyone’s innermost being, our home.” (John 14:23 PDCP)

Bottom Line: What we, each individual member of The Company of The Redeemed, must first do, is to accept His commandments as being the only truth and gold standard, by which, we are accordingly, going to comport and live out our daily lives.

His commandments are: To Love Papa God and to love people, as much as we love ourselves. To always choose to do what is right, in His sight, to love being merciful to others, by being and showing them generosity and then, also by, showering them with gentle kindness, civility and consideration, honor and respect, and to make sure that we are walking in humility before Papa God and humankind.

How we validate and prove that we truly love Papa God and His Son—The LORD Jesus Christ, is to put our trust and faith in Him, by believing everything that He is telling us is true, (He said that He is the only way, the only truth and the only life, that will get us to Papa God and that we ought to follow The Golden Rule, by treating others as we want them to treat us) and then, by following through, and actually doing everything that He is asking us to do!

Now, if we do this, then the resounding successful, resulting outcome, will be that The Spirit, of Papa God and His Son, The LORD Jesus Christ, our Advocate, will take up personal residence, within the within, of each of our innermost beings, living and dwelling, leading and guiding us, from within! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/30- “Let The LORD Have It All!” (Psalms 55:22)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/30- “Let The LORD Have It All!” (Psalms 55:22)

Premise Question: Why do we, The Company of The Redeemed, who are the most cherished and greatly beloved people of The Most High—The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, choose to continue to carry and hold on to the heavy burdens in our lives, being entirely way too reticent to let go of them, when they are the very reasons we are constantly being weighted down, beaten up, torn apart, pulled down and kept down, and which, ultimately leads us to our total decimation and destruction; when we have, in fact, clearly, been strongly encouraged and exhorted to give all of them to The LORD, by letting Him have and deal with it all for us?

“Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭55:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Hurl and release all of your painful suffering, grief, wounds, afflictions, apprehensions, self-doubt, anguish, uncertainties, misfortune, mistakes, mishaps and fretting over disappointing failures, upon The LORD GOD Almighty, who is loving, merciful, full of great grace and consolatory comfort. For He has shown a tremendous propensity for you and will provide an abundance of whatever is needed; in order to supply the appropriate nourishing for your flourishing. He, The LORD GOD Almighty, will not ever, not under any circumstance or condition, nor at any given time, let those who are virtuous and upright—the righteous, be overtaken, overwhelmed, nor will He allow them to be defeated or destroyed, by the evil one. (Psalm 55:22 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Why would one choose to hold on to their heavy burdens and cares, when they could unburden themselves, by simply releasing them to The LORD and then, allowing Him to carry and deal with them on their behalf?

A myriad of reasons and explanations can be sighted, but here are just a few: Pride—”I don’t need anyone to help me, I can carry and manage them on my own, I got this!”

Lack of trust—”The last time I trusted someone, by becoming vulnerable and telling them what was going on in my life, next thing I know, everybody knew what was going on in my life and it was too much to bear!”

Bitterness—”I’ve been hurt so deeply, that every time I think about it, I get overwhelmed and the bitterness in me just grows exponentially!”

Unforgiving—”Don’t you realize the extent of what they did to me, I’m never going to forgive them for what they did to me!”

Resentfulness—”I’m completely displeased, flabbergasted and indignant, that you, of all people, do not understand why I am so justified in my resentment!”

Malice—”My evil, but entirely justifiable intent, is to reciprocate, by hurting them like they hurt me!”

Vengefulness—”I can’t wait until I can pay them back and get my sweet revenge upon them, by inflicting great harm and injury upon them!”

Pride—It will always not end well for anyone who chooses pride over humility!

Trust—Not being able to trust leads one down a path of hopelessness and extreme loneliness!

Bitterness—It not only defiles and has an affect on the individual person, but will also defile and have a dramatic effect on those around them!

Unforgiving—It holds one captive and in bondage to others!

Resentfulness—It will never bring anyone real joy and pleasure, but will always produce frustration and indignation!

Malice—It is a cancer that brings annihilation and destruction upon oneself, as well as, others!

And finally…Vengefulness—It will not ever truly be satisfying nor fulfilling to anyone, nor will it ever produce the desired and hoped for recompense!

So, what must one do? Get rid of it all! Release it all! Give it all to The LORD! Let Him deal with it in His own way, in His own time and on your behalf!

Take The LORD at His Word! Come unto Him, cast all of your burdens and cares upon Him, because He really does care for you, and His yoke is easy and His burden is light! (Matthew 11:28-30, 1 Peter 5:7)

Remember, Papa God is good, He does all things well and in His perfect time, He makes all things beautiful!

Once more—”Let The LORD Have It All!” Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 06/29- “Restore Our Joy!” (Psalms 51:12)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/29- “Restore Our Joy!” (Psalms 51:12)

Premise Question: Does any of Papa God’s dearly beloved children, have the capability of experiencing the fullness of His joy and His gracious gift of redeeming salvation, without initially approaching Him, with a humble and broken spirit and a heart that’s inclined towards and willing to obey Him?

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. (‭Psalms‬ ‭51‬:‭12‬ NLT)

Bring me, Your humble, broken and extremely grateful servant, back to the place and moment where You first shared with me the epitome and very essence of Your complete joy, in it’s highest degree and fullest measure, Your salvation, my redemption. I entreat You, Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, to bestow upon me, Your humble, broken and full of gratitude servant, a right disposition in my spirit, with a willing heart that’s determined to always honor and obey You; for only You, O Lord, can truly sustain me. (Psalm 51:12 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Quick answer: Nope! For although it is Papa God, through His Son Jesus Christ, His Holy Scriptures and by the power and personal presence of The Holy Spirit’s influence, guidance and the pouring out into and upon our lives, of His comfort, peace and joy, which restores our soul, renews our spirit, refreshes our body and returns us back to The LORD, in right relationship, in order to fully experience the sweet fellowship and the full and the complete restoration of His joy and His redeeming, merciful and gracious, personal deliverance—even the salvation of our entire being, without true humility being expressed by an individual, which is a broken and contrite spirit, it is a complete and total impossibility.

For it truly is He, and only He, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, our loving and most merciful and gracious Papa God, who has the ability to renew and refresh, revitalize and restore us back to Him, as His joyful delight and His emancipated, set free to worship and adore Him, precious and beloved very own children.

We should therefore, desperately want and seek to be restored by the joy of His salvation, for we all are in dire need of it! And we can only find, acquire and get it, though, if we are inclined towards and willing to obey Him, with a humble heart that’s broken and contrite.

The LORD GOD Almighty is no respecter of persons, so if you desperately want and earnestly seek Him, and desire to do His will and to be restored with the joy of His salvation, in your life, you will only find Him, if you seek Him with all of your heart, in humility, brokenness and obedience.

Remember, The LORD says that He will never turn away from, refuse or despise, a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart. (Psalm 51:17)

Restore our joy, O LORD! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 06/15- “You Cannot Fool Papa God—So Don’t Act The Fool!” (Galatians 6:7-8)

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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: 06/15- “You Cannot Fool Papa God—So Don’t Act The Fool!” (Galatians 6:7-8)

Premise Question: Why would anyone ever believe, and then come to the absurd conclusion, that they could ever be successful in putting something over on Papa God?

Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. (‭Galatians‬ ‭6‬:‭7-8‬ NLT)

Anyone who believes that they have the wherewithal to put one over on Papa God, by making a mockery of Him and His just ways, lacks not only common sense, but any sense or understanding of who Papa God truly is, and is therefore, simply deluding themselves! It’s impossible to get away with defying, ridiculing, deriding or having contempt for The LORD GOD Almighty. For whatever presence you decide to participate in and practice, in life, will bear fruit after its kind, in your life. So, expect to be compensated fully, based upon the presence and practice you’ve given yourself over to. If you practice the presence of only pleasing and gratifying yourself, with reckless, indiscreet behavior, by planting your “wild oats,” then your resulting harvest will show that you’ve planted deeds and behaviors, as seeds of destruction, that will ultimately demolish and completely destroy your life—ending in eternal death and damnation. Conversely though, if you practice the presence of yielding yourself to Papa God, by choosing to please The Spirit only, then you shall be fully compensated by The Spirit and shall receive an eternal reward for your righteous planting—even life everlasting. (Galatians 6:7, 8 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Humankind is predisposed, and prone, to being misled, therefore, they can and do exhibit an excessive amount and high degree of hubris; being quite full, perhaps even at times full to the brim and overflowing, with prideful arrogance, insufferable insolence, incredibly self-indulgent and self-aggrandizing. And is therefore, quite susceptible to being unaware that there is even a remote possibility of them ever being deceived or deluded.

This is the very reason why the delusion can be so effective and strong! We are susceptible to falling prey to the enemy of our soul, when we are stubborn and self-willed, relying on our own understanding and insight, rather than the true wisdom of Papa God, our creator.

We fall prey to being delusional when we choose to satisfy and fulfill the evil desires of our sinful nature—our flesh, rather than choosing to deny the flesh and to follow hard after the things of The LORD, allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us, in order to be pleasing to Papa God.

We need to ask ourselves: what and who are we listening to, what is influencing our lives, and what are we giving our time, our affections, our selves to each day of our lives? For whatever and whoever it is, it is the presence we are choosing to participate and practice each day, and whatever presence we practice, will bear fruit in our lives!

It’s unavoidable, as it is Papa God’s law of reciprocity, His law of sowing and reaping, the law of return, that each seed that is planted will return a harvest after its kind.

So, let’s choose to have a glorious harvest that comes from pleasing the Spirit, rather than an inglorious harvest that comes from satisfying and pleasing our own sinful nature—our flesh!

Don’t act the fool—for Papa God can’t be fooled! Blessings…
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