SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/27- “The LORD Gives A Peace, That Overcomes The World!” (John 16:33)
Premise Question: When one chooses to receive and follow Jesus Christ as their personal LORD and Savior, thereby, becoming a full fledged member of The Company of The Redeemed, with all of its afforded incredible rights and privileges, and its wonderful blessings and benefits, does that mean then, that one can assume and fully expect that they will avoid having to face or go through any difficult trial, trouble, tumult, tragedy or tribulation during their life here on this earth?
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NLT)
“I, The LORD, have been completely open and transparent with you; making you aware, of some things that are hard to hear and accept. But, I’ve done this purposely, for your comfort and assurance of having and being at perfect peace in Me. Although, you will definitely experience many trials, trouble, tribulation and distressful sorrow, while living in this world, I, The LORD GOD Almighty, personally encourage you to not allow any of that to rob and deprive you of your joy that I’ve given you! So, be brave, stay strong in The LORD, with the unalterable and completely immutable fact, that I, The LORD GOD Almighty, have utterly defeated the world, with an overcoming triumphal victory; therefore, that makes you an Overcomer, as well! (John 16:33 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The quick and absolutely true response to this premise question is: NOPE! But, that quick and abruptly succinct response doesn’t even begin to adequately nor properly convey the full ramifications of what surrounds this question, nor does or can it truly depict the complete joy, the all surpassing peace and great comfort that comes to one, as a direct result of one choosing to give their life over to Christ!
For, every promise of The LORD GOD Almighty is faithful and true, being most reliable and trustworthy; and is therefore, absolutely and totally forever dependable!
So, when The LORD GOD Almighty, our Redeemer, and wonderfully gracious and most merciful Savior—Jesus Christ, says that we most assuredly will experience trial, trouble, tumult, tragedy and tribulation, while sojourning here upon this earth, but, then, reassures us that we are to take heart and are to be entirely alright and completely at peace about all of this, because He, The LORD GOD Almighty, has overcome the world and all of it, for our sakes! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/18- “He, The LORD, Personally Knows What We Face In Life!” (Hebrews 4:15)
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/18- “He, The LORD, Personally Knows What We Face In Life!” (Hebrews 4:15)
Premise Question: Just how is it possible, that our High Priest, Jesus Christ, can fully understand every one of our weaknesses, our horrible trials and testings, as well as, our most arduous struggles and difficult challenges?
“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.” (Hebrews 4:15 NLT)
For we confidently profess, with full assurance, that we are enormously blessed, by knowing, as a matter of record, that our High Priest, The LORD Jesus Christ, has the unique capacity and ability of understanding all of our frailties, weaknesses and infirmities, that we may encounter in life; because He Himself personally, has vicariously experienced every one of them, all, just for us, by being tested, tried and tempted, in every manner, mode and fashion possibly known to humankind, and still, He was found to be faithful and true, for He did not succumb to the lower nature and yield to sin, for He, who was without sin, did not ever sin. (Hebrews 4:15 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The reason we, every individual member of The Company of The Redeemed, can be absolutely confident, with full assurance, that our High Priest, who is our redeeming LORD and Savior, has the exclusively unique and very important ability, to completely identify and then truly empathize with us, in all of our weaknesses, challenging trials and difficult testings, is because He, Jesus Christ Himself, was tested and certified, to be tried and true, completely authenticated, to be absolutely qualified and approved, in order to become the perfect sacrifice and substitute, to take our place, pay for our sin and become The Redeemer of all of humankind.
Because of His sinless life, as He never once yielded or succumbed to any temptation, trial or trouble that He encountered, or when He was challenged, confronted or affronted, and therefore, having never failed, faltered nor did He ever stumble in any of His ways, for He was perfect, holy and righteous, in every way, He did not ever sin!
That’s why He can totally relate, fully comprehend and understand us, no matter what we may have gone through, may be going through or may yet go through; for there is not anything that any of us can or will ever have to go through, that He, The LORD, hasn’t already experienced and overcome.
So, be encouraged today, with the knowledge and comfort, that The LORD Himself, personally knows and has gone through, anything and everything that we will face in this life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/10- “In The Struggle Between Light And Darkness—Light Wins!” (John 1:5)
Premise Question: Do we, as members of humankind, personally have any impact or bearing on the ultimate outcome of the struggle/battle between light (righteousness) and darkness (evil); what is our part, in the overall scheme, and how should we respond, to the outcome of said struggle?
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. (John 1:5 NLT)
The visible radiance of the illuminating light of the world, the person of Jesus Christ, The One True God, has come forth, shinning in all of His glorious splendor and magnificent brilliance, dispelling the darkness of the enemy of our souls, and its evil wickedness, dispatching, conquering and overcoming the darkness completely, because, in the conflict and struggle between light and darkness, light will always overwhelm and vanquish the darkness and is therefore, forever established as the victor. (John 1:5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The only impact or bearing, if any at all, that we, humankind, have on the ultimate outcome of the struggle/battle between light and darkness, good and evil, righteousness and wickedness, is that we are one of, if not the primary, reasons the battle was waged. For it was an intense struggle/battle for our very souls!
But light, which already has and always will win the war between darkness and light, has triumphed over the darkness and everything within it; death included!
Jesus Christ is our Champion, our Victor and Conqueror, as He is The Light which has vanquished the darkness and every kind of evil that lives in the darkness. For the prince of darkness was no match for the glorious and Holy Light who is the origin of all that is good, Holy and righteous, for He is The Light sent into the world to dispel the darkness and rescue humankind from the clutches of the evil one, the enemy of our souls, who resides in the darkness.
Our part is to accept Papa God’s gracious and most merciful gift, His Son Jesus Christ, as our personal LORD and Savior. And, our privileged obligation and dutiful response should be to immediately and faithfully, empowered by His Spirit, to begin to live in His Light even as His Light lives in us and shines forth out of us and into the world, dispelling the darkness around us!
L-I-G-H-T- Living In God’s Holy Tent!
Here is an important caveat, a quote from a famous revivalist from the 20th Century, that we all need to seriously consider, with a heart of sincerity: “If you don’t do your part, don’t blame God.” Billy Sunday…
Let us therefore, rejoice and be glad, worshiping and praising Papa God, with hearts full of thanksgiving and gratitude, that our enemy has been defeated and completely vanquished, by The One True Light of the world, Jesus Christ, and because of that, we can now live victoriously in His Light! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/28/15- “There’s No Reason To Fear, Our Victory’s Already Here—A Done Deal!” (Isaiah 41:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/28/15- “There’s No Reason To Fear, Our Victory’s Already Here—A Done Deal!” (Isaiah 41:10)
Premise Question: What have we, The Company of The Redeemed, who are the greatly beloved and cherished children of The Most High, to be afraid of?
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NLT)
So, because I Am, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, has already personally selected you to be my cherished choice servants, do not ever be frightened of anything or anyone, for there is nothing to be afraid of, as I Am, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, shall always be with you and shall never abandon, leave or forsake you. Therefore, don’t ever allow the things that are happening around you to dissuade, distress, discourage, dismay or terrorize you, for I Am, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, am your Protector and Redeemer. I Am, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, will make you strong, with the power of My might; which shall be there, as an ever present help and strong support during difficult and troubling times. I Am, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, have taken a firm hold on you, with My righteous right hand and shall never grow weary and then let go or release you from My, already assured, victorious strong grip. (Isaiah 41:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There’s really no need to ever be afraid of anything or anyone in this world. Even though we will definitely encounter trouble, trial, tribulation, tumult, pain, suffering, hurt, disappointment, distressing hardships, as well as difficult and troubling times, during our brief time and spiritual sojourn here on this earth; there is still not ever a reason to loose hope, but there is always a reason to remember and not ever forget this; He, The LORD, has overcome it all, on our behalf, and will always be there with us, to comfort, to help, to encourage, to protect, to strengthen and support us, by empowering us to also be overcomers. It is because of His great promise, that He will never abandon, leave or forsake us, that our victory is already assured, no reason to fear, as our victory is already achieved and is here—a done deal! Blessings…
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