SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/13- “He, The LORD, Will Make You Strong!”
(2 Corinthians 12:9)
Premise Question: How often and when does The LORD GOD Almighty make us, His precious and beloved children, strong?
“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT)
But the magnificent and most merciful LORD GOD Almighty set me straight, with this greatly encouraging admonition: “My ever faithful, loving kindness is all that you will ever need, it will always suffice, for My efficacious ability to accomplish and fulfill My divine design, will and purpose for your life, becomes ideal and absolutely impeccable, when in your frailty, inadequacies, infirmities and afflictions, you choose to completely rely upon Me!” Now that, is the reason why I’m more than happy and joyful to speak, with excessive pride, in an exaggerated manner and grandiose fashion, about my inglorious inadequacies, frail infirmities and noisome afflictions; knowing full well that The LORD GOD Almighty Himself is empowering me to do all that He desires, fulfilling and accomplishing in me and through me, His divine design, purpose and will for my life and ultimately, all for His Glory. (2 Corinthians 12:9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: He does it always through His sufficient grace and by His power. For He, The LORD GOD Almighty, will always make us strong, in our weaknesses, as we choose to rely upon His strength and not our own.
Sometimes though, our own strengths can become our weaknesses, when we choose to rely on them, rather than relying upon The LORD’s strength and His all sufficient grace. But, even still, in our own strength/weaknesses, when yielded to Him, He will make us strong! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/12- “Everything Is His!” (1 Chronicles 29:11)
Premise Question: How important is it for all of Papa God’s creation to recognize His Awesome Splendor and Magnificence, and that He is high above everything and everyone, as The Exalted Supreme Sovereign over all?
“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.”
(1 Chronicles 29:11 NLT)
The immensity and sheer magnitude of Your greatness, O LORD, belongs only to You, for their is no one like You. The capabilities and potency of Your power is infinite and unequalled, and Your magnificence, displayed in all of Your regal glory, is transcendent and majestic to behold, and Your stately splendor, in all of its grandeur and brilliance, is spectacularly resplendent, being beyond compare. For the aggregate of all things, whether in Heaven or on earth, is Yours and Yours alone. O LORD, no one else has even the slightest claim upon Your Kingdom, Your Realm and Domain. For Your dominion, reign and preeminence extends beyond Heaven and earth, for You are elevated high above everything and everyone, as The Supreme, August Ruler over all.
(1 Chronicles 29:11 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It is of the utmost importance, being an absolute imperative, that all of creation recognize Papa God for who He is, which is The Supreme Ruler over all! And that, what He has done is unequalled, in the transcendency and magnificence of His Glorious Majesty! Amen and Amen! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/10- “The Hope Of Humankind, Jesus Christ—The Sovereign LORD Of All!” (Romans 15:13)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/10- “The Hope Of Humankind, Jesus Christ—The Sovereign LORD Of All!” (Romans 15:13)
Premise Question: Who is the true source of real joy and perfect peace, and what are we, The Company of The Redeemed specifically called, with expectation, to do with it?
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NLT)
May Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, who is the fountainhead of all comfort, strength and hope, fill you beyond capacity, even to overflowing, with His great rejoicing joy and His harmonious tranquil peace; as you place your complete believing faith and utter reliance upon Him, Jesus Christ—The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty of all. In so doing, you, shall continually be a refreshing, effervescent flowing, fountain of life, filled with real hope, for all those who are full of anguish and despair, feeling dismayed and discouraged, rejected and dejected, desperately barren and brittle, dehydrated, drained and dry, without any prospects of real hope upon the horizon. This real hope, that fills you to overflowing, is The Blessed and only real Hope of humankind. And, it will never disappoint, falter nor fail, for it is fully endowed and supplied, by the overwhelming, more than sufficient power, of The Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, are all called to be filled completely, even to overflowing, with the releasing, refreshing joy and perfect peace of Papa God; who is the veritable fountainhead and true life-giving source of real hope.
Then, we are to carry this precious presence of the Blessed Hope of refreshing and renewing joy, that is within us, to a world that lacks hope and is desperately searching for relief, refreshing, renewal, with a sense of wanting to know why they are here, where and how they fit in, and what their reason and purpose for being here is.
Let’s all become more aware and in tune, making sure that we are being filled to overflowing, each and every day, with the veritable presence of The Holy Spirit—The Blessed Hope, in our lives, so that we will become an effervescent fountain of life, that flows out of our lives and into the world; touching the hurting, the helpless, the hopeless, the needy, the searching and the discouraged and dismayed, with the renewing and refreshing joy and perfect peace of Papa God, The only real Hope of humankind, The Blessed Hope—Jesus Christ, who is the true, life-giving, Fountain of Life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/24- “There’s Power In Confession And Prayer!” (James 5:16)
Premise Question: Is it even remotely possible, to have the sensational and absolutely miraculous outcome, that effectuates and produces the greatly needed and desired results of total healing, real restoration and complete deliverance, for a person who is in sin, and needing to be made whole, without an open and truthful confession by them, along with, serious in intention, purposeful prayer, offered up urgently, with diligence and devotion, by a person who is righteous?
“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16 NLT)
So then, because there are wonderful results when we utilize the power of prayer, in our everyday lives, our ordinary interaction with one another should be, that we openly acknowledge, owning up to our own faults, our willful and deliberate lapses in good and right behavior, which are violations and transgressions of Papa God’s Holy Law, by being open, transparent and accountable to each other. We should also stand in the gap for one another, by offering up specific prayers of entreaties and requests for complete healing and restoration of spirit, soul and body; both for the individual and for the entire Company Of The Redeemed. The very act and ordinary practice of praying, with purposeful intent, as an individual member of The Company Of The Redeemed, is most potent. For it has a most desirable effect of exerting a great and mighty force, not of this world, that produces an efficacious result; which also prepares and makes ready, the individual, as well as, the whole Company Of The Redeemed, for works of service in Papa God’s Kingdom. (James 5:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The quick and succinct answer to the premise question is: NOPE! Not-Obtainable-Possible-Ever! The reason it is not even remotely possible, is because where there is sin present and being practiced in an individual’s daily life, there is a greatly diminished capacity and availability of Papa God’s efficacious power to operate in the individual believer’s life; due to the fact that sin completely nullifies the marvelous and the miraculous from happening in the life of the believer who continues to participate in and practice sin.
Without a sincere, humble, open and honest confession of one’s sin and desperate need for wholeness, healing, restoration and deliverance, along with the efficacious and fervently offered up prayers of a believer in right standing with Papa God, the believer in need will not experience the desired and greatly needed results. For it is only the righteous who are granted the power and authority necessary to effect, in a positive way, the desperate condition of the one who is in need of deliverance and healing!
So, let’s confess our sins one to another, and then, pray for one another to receive the total healing and complete deliverance and restoration that’s made available to everyone of us, through the righteous among us, from Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!
There is power in confession, and great deliverance through prayer, with the emerging result of wholeness and healing for every believer! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/15- “Papa God Is The Undefeated, Indisputable, Arm Wresting Champion Of All Time!” (Jeremiah 32:17)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/15- “Papa God Is The Undefeated, Indisputable, Arm Wresting Champion Of All Time!” (Jeremiah 32:17)
Premise Question: Is there any rhyme or reason, for those who’ve put their faith and trust in The Sovereign LORD, to ever give pause to or spend any amount of time worrying or fretting about anything; when knowing and accepting as the indisputable truth, that Papa God has never been presented with a challenge, issue or problem that is too difficult or hard for Him to overcome, figure out, solve and resolve?
“O Sovereign LORD! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you!”
(Jeremiah 32:17 NLT)
“Behold, Supreme Sovereign Ruler and LORD! It is with the greatest aplomb and the loudest applause, that I exclaim with exuberant joy, that it is You, O LORD, and only You, that created the expanse of the heavens, with just a spoken word, and brought into existence the earth and everything in it; including, shaping humankind into Your own image, through Your loving, unmatched, all powerful extended arm and hand, from the dust of the earth. Then, breathing life into them, both male and female, it became absolutely obvious that there was, is, and shall never be, anything that will ever pose a problem or difficulty that You can’t handle, won’t be able to solve or rectify!” (Jeremiah 32:17 PDCP)
Bottom Line: When I was a much younger and stronger man, I had a fascination with arm wrestling. It was far and few between, on the extremely rare occasion, during my younger days, that I would experience loosing an arm wrestling challenge. What I and all arm wrestling contestants eventually discover, though, is there’s always going to be someone out there, with a stronger grip or better technique or even some unusual mitigating circumstance, such as, an arm breaking, as a result of the tremendous pressure being endured during the intense contest, when the bone breaks because of the muscle being stronger than the bone it’s attached to; which is not ever a pleasant thing to see or experience, but, eventually it’s going to happen, someone else will prevail, as everyone experiences defeat, one way or another.
There is One, though, that has not ever and will not ever be defeated! His Name is, The Sovereign Supreme LORD GOD Almighty! He has taken on all comers, all challengers, all contestants, and has not just beaten them all, but has utterly destroyed and completely annihilated every one of them!
The One, who has put the stars in place, set the planets upon their course, the Maker of heaven and earth and everything therein, is always faithfully reliable, steady and stalwart, ever true to His Word and His Divine Nature!
The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty’s strong hand, that supply’s our needs and sustains us, gets a grip upon us that can never be broken. His strong and all powerful arm takes on every challenge and overcomes it, every issue and resolves it, every problem and solves it!
Papa God wins every arm wrestling match convincingly, and without any struggle, that He’s ever been in or will yet be in! For nothing has ever been, nor ever shall be, considered too difficult or too hard for The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty—Papa God, “The Undefeated, Indisputable, Arm Wrestling Champion” of all time!
So, therefore, we’ve not a rhyme or reason to ever fear, fret or worry about anything or anyone! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/04- “We Haven’t Any Reason To Fear!”
(1 Timothy 1:7)
Premise Question: Why is it that Papa God has given us, every member of The Company of The Redeemed, an inspiring and animating influential power, that lives within each one of us, which is the conscious disposition of being able to love, with a strong heart and sound mind, while living a self-disciplined life, that’s not ever subject to being overcome by fear and trepidation?
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT)
Papa God Himself has imparted and provided to us, each individual of The Company of The Redeemed, His great and precious promise—The Gift of The Holy Spirit, which enables and empowers us, Papa God’s Holy remnant, to not ever having to be subject to fear, trepidation, intimidation or being afraid of or manipulated by, the tactics and schemes of the enemy of our souls, but rather, Papa God infuses and fills us, His dearly beloved and precious own, who are personally chosen by Him, with His all sufficient strength; assuring confidence, divine ability and authority, as well as, His efficacious firepower, to effect a change, by “blowing things up,” both in the physical and spiritual realms, in order to produce a favorable altering affect and righteous influence in the atmosphere and in our present environment, which results in us having the ability to exhibit His undying, unfailing, unrelenting, absolute unconditional love, way beyond our own capacity, towards others, and, with a calm, well balanced, and disciplined mind, be fully determined to endure, never giving up or quitting, but finishing strong. (2 Timothy 1:7 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Papa God has put upon each and every individual member of The Company of The Redeemed His seal of approval and acceptance. And, deposited within each one His Spirit, in order to empower His beloved precious own; setting them free to do great exploits, by fulfilling His divine purpose and will for their lives, while living an abundant, victoriously overcoming, successfully flourishing and refreshing life that is satisfying and pleasing to The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty.
The Spirit of The LORD that is upon and within each member of The Company of The Redeemed should be the divine influence and righteous agent that encourages, operates and pervades their every thought, feeling, practice and action.
The disposition and attitude of each member of The Company of The Redeemed should always be that of The Spirit that now dwells within and upon each one, The Spirit of The LORD—Jesus Christ!
For as the Holy Scriptures says: we are no longer living our lives for and unto ourselves, but now should be living our lives in obedience and service unto The LORD, His divine purpose and others.
We, each and every individual member of The Company of The Redeemed, therefore, shouldn’t ever be subject to experiencing or having any reason for ever being intimidated, fearful or timid! 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: 06/01- “The Ordinary Becomes The Extraordinary!” (Acts 4:13)
Premise Question: Just how does the ordinary transform into the extraordinary; the everyday commonplace become the amazing and remarkably uncommon, thus giving way to a surprising rise of producing the exceptional, the astounding and the wonderful?
The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus. (Acts of the Apostles 4:13 NLT)
What the members of the ruling council of men perceived with their own eyes and understanding dumbfounded and flabbergasted them, for what was standing before them were two undistinguished, quite unexceptional common place, run of the mill, with a woeful lack of education, as well as being somewhat inferior, to them, men, Peter and John, full of bold courage, without timidity or fear, and who overwhelmed the council with their presence; causing them to observe and notice that these men exhibited, with distinction, characteristics of speaking and acting with the same authority and power of The One they had interaction with and had been close companions of, so, therefore, they were no longer just ordinary men, but had become extraordinary, because they had been been with Jesus! (Acts 4:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Take note: Just as the members of the ruling council took note of the obvious and undeniable dramatic transformation that had taken place in the disciples lives, even though they had not had any formal education or specialized training and instruction in the Holy Scriptures, but they did have, was that they had just spent the last three plus years with Jesus; so too, should we, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, take note and accept as factual reality, that it will make a huge difference in our own effectiveness, and how others will perceive and respond to us, based upon how we spend our time, what we spend our time doing and who we spend our time with!
We are only truly renewed by and through Papa God’s Word! We are only truly effective when we are empowered by His Spirit and we are only truly filled with His joy, peace and wisdom, when we invite the very presence of The LORD to take up residence and make His home in our hearts, within the within, dwelling in our innermost being!
So, in order for this transformation to fully come to fruition, in our individual lives, where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary, and our timidity turns into boldness and courage, and the unimpressive becoming the amazingly impressive and it then truly becomes completely obvious and apparent to everyone just how different we are, it will be directly connected and a direct result of spending our time with The LORD in prayer, His Word and in worship.
Therefore, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, we all must and need to accept and understand that there is great significance in how and what we spend our time doing and who we spend our time with!
Remember, whatever presence you practice, will bear fruit in your life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/06- “With Papa God, Nothing’s Impossible!” (Matthew 19:26)
Premise Question: How is it even a remote possibility that anyone, of humankind, can be saved (redeemed), wealthy or not?
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” (Matthew 19:26 NLT)
After the encounter with the rich young man and the disciples question about who in the world could be saved; Jesus turned His undivided attention towards His disciples and earnestly spoke directly into their hearts and understanding, making it crystal clear, that the efforts of humankind, with regards to being saved, is extremely limited and not possible through any human means, measures or manner. But, with Papa God, Who has limitless power and authority, all things, anything, even everything is absolutely possible. (Matthew 19:26 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Jesus had just had an encounter with a wealthy young man, who had asked if there was something good, that he could personally do, that would qualify him for eternal life. Jesus responded, by telling him to keep The Commandments. Then, the rich young man asked Jesus to tell him which ones he needed to keep; so, Jesus spoke about murder, adultery, stealing, lying, honoring your father and mother, and loving your neighbor. The rich young man confidently declared that he had, in fact, obeyed all of those commands and wondered if there was anything else he needed to do. That’s when Jesus put him to the test, by telling him he needed to sell everything he possessed, give it all away to the poor and then come and follow Him. Well, this was too much for the rich young man to handle, so he went away dejected, but, in reality, Jesus was asking him to obey the 1st and 2nd Commandments, which was, because of his great wealth, too difficult for him to accept. The disciples were overwhelmed with astonishment and wondered if it was even a possibility for anyone to be saved. That’s when Jesus makes this salient point: Which is, without Papa God’s provision of His Son, Jesus Christ, it’s an absolute impossibility for anyone, of humankind, to be saved! But, with Papa God’s provision of His Son, Jesus Christ, all things become possible, even the salvation (redemption) of humankind! Oh, and by the way, in order to qualify for eternal life, one would have to follow perfectly and fulfill completely The Commandments, Papa God’s righteous requirements of His Law, but in order to do that, which is humanly impossible, you’d have to be perfect and without sin to begin with; and there has only ever been One individual who qualified to even attempt to satisfy perfectly the righteous requirements of Papa God’s Holy Law, His Commandments; His Name, is of course, Jesus Christ, The LORD! Thank You Papa God for Your wonderful gift!
Be encouraged today, and know, beyond any shadow of any doubt, that all things, anything and everything is possible with Papa God; for nothing is ever impossible to those who place their complete trust and reliance in and upon Him. Blessings…
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