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: 02/14- “No Greater Love!” (John 15:13)
Premise Question: Are there illustrious examples today, that are clearly seen, being put on display, exemplified and recognized, before our very own eyes and ears, that show this kind and level, of the extreme ultimate expression, of sacrificial love, where all is given for another, without expectation of a return, and, with nothing held in reserve, for one’s own regard?
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13 NLT)
There never has been, nor will there ever be, a more significant or magnificent display, of the ultimate expression, of true, selfless, sacrificial love, than when someone chooses to lay down their own life, in service, and then, ultimately death, for another. (John 15:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Absolute YES! The LORD Jesus Christ is, of course, the greatest example of “No Greater Love,” as He not only laid down His life voluntarily, giving His life, as the ultimate perfect sacrifice, for the redemption of all of humankind, but He also gave up the splendor and majesty of His heavenly throne, humbling Himself, by taking off His regal robes of glory and descending to earth to become just like us, experiencing life in human form and on an earthly level; so that, He could, by laying His life down for us, renew, restore and reconcile us back to Papa God, to forever live in His glorious light and wonderful presence.
The great examples of this kind and expression of love today, I believe, is seen in the way soldiers volunteer to serve their country, family, friends and fellow citizens; willing to lay their lives down in service and death for their fellow soldiers and others. It is also, I believe, seen in the lives of first responders, who daily are asked, by fellow citizens, to put their lives on the line for others, without regard for their own safety. There are many others that could be put up as wonderful examples; such as, all those, from different walks of life, that constantly put the care and welfare of the lives of others before themselves, especially those who put themselves in harms way, when dealing with those who are sick, afflicted, dealing with various kinds of infirmities, are weak and diseased, and doing all of this without any personal regard or safety for themselves.
We all, as fellow believers, ought to be willing to put our lives on the line, in serving and dying for others; for there truly is no greater example of our love for one another, than this: to be willing to die for another. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/08/15- “He Came, He Did What He Came For And Is Coming Again!” (Hebrews 9:28)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/08/15- “He Came, He Did What He Came For And Is Coming Again!” (Hebrews 9:28)
Premise Question: Is there an alternative way or path to escape death and eternal damnation and thereby, receive eternal life and salvation, other than the one and only way provided and through the one and only Name offered to Papa God’s own creation, humankind?
“so also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.” (Hebrews 9:28 NLT)
So Jesus Christ, the Anointed and Appointed One, by and with the seal of approval of The Sovereign Almighty Father God, was offered up only one time, once, for all of humankind, as the perfect atoning sacrifice, on a cruel cross, so that, Papa God’s divine purpose and grand design of removing entirely, the stain and curse of sin and death, from humankind, would be fully satisfied; thereby, affording many to avoid the wrath and righteous judgment of a Holy Papa God. Jesus Christ, The LORD, will appear, yet again, for a second time, but this time it will not be as a sacrificial lamb, come to carry the heavy burden of sin or even to deal with sin, for He has already done that and will not ever be subjected to having to do it again, but He will come, as the victorious conquering King of kings, bringing with Him the final culmination and complete fulfillment of our Eternal Salvation, giving it to all the members of The Company of The Redeemed, who, with great patience and endurance and hopeful expectations, are eagerly waiting on Him to come again, just like He promised. (Hebrews 9:28 PDCP)
Bottom Line: No there is not any other way or alternative path! For the sacrificial offering, upon the cross, of The Perfect Lamb of Papa God, His Only Begotten Son, is the only sacrifice that will ever be made, on behalf of humankind. For it has already accomplished, and will yet fulfill, all that it was intended to do; that being the provision of the only way of ESCAPE (Eternal Salvation Came At Perfection’s Expense) from darkness, death and eternal damnation, in that, each one who chooses to confess and believe in The Name of The LORD, shall be delivered into The Everlasting Light and Life of His Eternal Presence, by receiving His provision of eternal salvation and redemption; which is offered to all of those who’ve been created by Him, for Him and in His image, through The One Name, that is above every other name known and unknown, Jesus Christ, The LORD and Savior of humankind! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/18/15- “Papa God Himself Gave A Sign!” (Isaiah 7:14)
Premise Question: What miraculous implication and great significance does the name Immanuel have attached to it, why is it so significant, and for what relevant reason and specific purpose was it given?
“All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” (Isaiah 7:14 NLT)
As a direct consequence of you, oh king Ahaz, trying the patience of Almighty God, yet being afraid to trust and test The LORD, and that you are also full of false humility, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty Himself will affix His personal signature to a sign, with the Good News message of redemptive salvation for all people everywhere, thus, obligating Himself to fulfill it in this most spectacular and miraculous way: A young, undefiled, pure woman, having not yet been with any man, will become pregnant, without ever having known a man, and she shall bring forth, by giving birth to, The Divine Immaculate Son of The Almighty God, and she will call Him by this Name, Immanuel, which means, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty is living and dwelling among us, as one of us. (Isaiah 7:14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The miraculous implication and great significance that the name Immanuel carries with it is, that truly, the veritable expressions of both Papa God and His unique and beloved creation, humankind, have come together in the quintessential, being a completely harmonious and perfect union, for all to see, in every way. This is extremely significant because of the two different natures coming together as one; The LORD’S divine nature being enjoined with the human nature, coming to live and dwell together in one human form, in the very midst of all of humankind, to act as the mediator between Papa God, His Father, and humankind, becoming the Atonement and taking our place in death, so that we could experience new life. Look! Here it is! Check it out and verify it for yourself! The relevant reason and specific purpose this had to happen in this way, was because of Papa God’s great love for His beloved creation, in order that the breach that had been created, as a result of humankind’s sin, could be repaired and the relationship and right standing with a Holy Papa God could be returned to its former and original condition and state. Papa God Himself gave a sign, a virgin conceived without ever having been with a man, from that, came Immanuel, The LORD our God is living and dwelling among us, as one of us! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/31/15- “The LORD Isn’t Dragging His Feet!” (2 Peter 3:9)
Premise Question: Ultimately, what’s really at stake and what is the final outcome going to sound and look like for the righteous, who are members in good standing of The Company of The Redeemed, and for the wicked, who are not members of The Company of The Redeemed?
“So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.” (2 Peter 2:9 NLT)
The One True Sovereign God, who is The LORD of all, is not slow, sluggish or slack, nor is He dragging His feet, so to speak, waiting for time on the “Clock of Humankind” to expire and run out, in fulfilling and satisfying completely, holding Himself accountable, to every declarative, expressed assurance He’s made, in regards to rescuing the righteous, as some would assume or conclude, based upon their own comprehension of what it means to be slow. Rather though, The LORD is purposeful, being quite deliberate in His approach toward each individual person of humankind. For He is exhibiting an extraordinary amount of His liberating love, His glorious grace, His marvelous mercy and His perfect patience, with each individual person. He does this, because His greatest desire is that not even one individual person living on the earth, shall die, suffering utter destruction, eternal separation and spiritual death, and that every individual person living on the earth will have the time needed and opportunity given them to experience salvation, through a turning away from and repenting of all their sin. But, for those wicked individuals who willfully choose to refuse Papa God’s overture of His merciful and most gracious love and redemption, before their time expires here on earth, by rejecting His Son Jesus Christ, they will be held and punished in Hell, until the day of final judgment arrives. (2Peter 3:9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Ultimately what’s at stake is a choice between becoming righteous, through Papa God’s gracious gift of salvation, with the glorious outcome of being able to enjoy and experience eternal life in the very presence of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, or continuing to be wicked, by refusing and rejecting Papa God’s gracious and merciful provision of redemption, and thus, incurring the horrible outcome of Papa God’s judgment for wickedness, which unfortunately is, enduring an existence of being eternally separated from the presence of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, experiencing an eternal spiritual death, while being forever punished and tortured in the body and soul.
The righteous will one day hear the voice of The LORD say: “Well done, for you have been a good and faithful servant! You did not reject or deny Me before others, nor did you refuse My offer to rescue you; therefore, you may now enter into and forever live, rejoicing in My presence, to fully experience and thoroughly enjoy all that I, The LORD, have prepared and made ready for you to be blessed by, and take pleasure in. Conversely though, the wicked dead will hear, those who are held captive in Hell, a torturous place of unrelenting punishment, loneliness and despair, until the day of final judgment, which takes place at The Great White Throne, where Hell and the earth give up all of the wicked unrighteous to be judged for eternity; “Depart from Me, you wicked evil doer, for I never knew you! Your name is not written down in The Lamb’s Book of Life, for you are not covered by My shed blood, as you chose to reject Me, by refusing My gracious offer of redemption and salvation, My divine plan of rescue for your spirit, soul and body; therefore, I cast you into The Burning Lake of Fire, along with all the other wicked, to forever be separated from My Glorious Presence and to be eternally punished, in your body and soul, for your wickedness!”
Those of us who are still here and alive on this earth, having not yet experienced physical death, let us, if we’ve not already done so, stop dragging our feet, and accept Papa God’s gracious gift of salvation, redemption and the miraculous rescue of our souls, before it is too late, to one day enjoy and experience life on a outrageously delightful and extremely glorious level. Let us thankfully accept and joyfully receive our own personal escape from Papa God’s judgment, which is an eternal death, separation and the unrelenting torment, torture and punishment of the body and soul. What is your eternal stake and outlook? The choice is now, and forever will be yours! Choose the righteous life that is yours for the taking, accepting and receiving; so then, you can experience and enjoy its splendid benefits throughout all of eternity. Just confess, repent and believe on The Name of The LORD Jesus Christ, who has purchased your escape from eternal torment and death, and salvation is yours! ESCAPE: Eternal-Salvation-Came-At-Perfections-Expense! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/14/15-“Confess, Believe, Profess!” (Romans 10:9-10)
Premise Question: Who wants to get saved and as a direct result, receive eternal life, and what does a person have to do to get saved?
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10 NIV)
When you, upon your own accord, for no one else can do it for you or on your behalf as a proxy, make an individual, personal confession and declaration of your faith, by professing and declaring openly, with your mouth, that Papa God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, IS The One True Son of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, and therefore, IS LORD of all, both in Heaven and on earth; and you also believe fully, with your whole heart, that Papa God raised His Son, Jesus Christ, from death, hell and the grave, then, you shall from that time on and forevermore be saved, being spared from having to spend an eternity separated from the presence of Papa God, The One True Sovereign LORD God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and earth. Therefore, because you have believed fully, with your whole heart, you are now completely made right and put in right standing with Papa God, cleansed and set free, from all sin and unrighteousness, even to the point of Papa God now looking at you through His Son, and you appearing to Papa God, as if you have never ever transgressed His Holy Law. For it is when you make your personal confession and profession of faith, with your own mouth, believing in your heart that “Jesus is LORD” then that’s when salvation and eternal life is forever yours. (Romans 10:9-10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: O what joy, what comfort and peace we have and experience, as The LORD Himself gives us great assurance and confidence. For we know, beyond a shadow of doubt, with full certitude, that when we, or anyone else, calls upon The Name of The LORD, by confessing and declaring with our mouth that Jesus Christ is The One True Sovereign LORD and Savior, The only Real Hope of humankind, as He is The One and Only Son of The Most High, Papa God, and when we believe fully, within the within of our innermost part of our being, which is our heart, that Papa God raised His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ, from the dead, because death, hell and the grave didn’t have the power or authority to hold Him down. And, because we are fully persuaded, we openly and unashamedly profess our faith, telling others our own personal testimony of salvation, we, in effect, are effectively sharing The Good News with others, and are therefore, forever saved! Confess, Believe, Profess! Get Saved Today! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/03/15- “The LORD God Almighty Is Our Solid Rock! (1 Samuel 2:2)
Premise Question: Is Jesus Christ really The Solid Rock of our salvation, or should we look and wait for another?
No one is holy like the LORD! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:2 NLT)
There is absolutely no one, with the authority or awesome power, nor with the pure divine qualities, that can even begin to be compared to The Sovereign Lord God Almighty! There is no one that’s “over or above” You, O LORD! There is no person or god that is greater or higher after You! There is nothing and no one else that is to be honored, with worship, praise, adoration and veneration, but You, O Sovereign Lord God Almighty! Furthermore, there is no one nor nothing else in this world or beyond, that can compare to Your ultimate security and protection plan, Your abundant provision, Your safe, strong and secure, undergirding loving support; for You, O LORD, are the sure firm foundation on which we stand and will survive for all of eternity! The Solid Rock of our salvation, that with full assurance, can be completely trusted and relied upon, because we are the sheep of Your pasture, Your very own chosen and greatly beloved people. (1 Samuel 2:2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Since this scripture is referring to Jesus Christ, who is the same yesterday, as He is today and shall be forever, whether it’s the Old Testament or The New Testament; here is an example of that eternal truth from The New Testament. There was an occasion that the disciples of John The Baptist came to Jesus, at the behest of John, who was in prison at the time, to ask Him if He truly was “The One” they had all been, with great expectations, looking and waiting for, or was there to be another? Jesus told John’s disciples to go back and tell him that the blind see the lame walk, the lepers and those that are sick are completely cured, the deaf hear, the dead are even raised back to life and The Good News is being preached to the poor! He also encouraged John, by telling his disciples to tell him that whoever does not turn away from the truth, because of Him, will be greatly blessed. Jesus Christ The LORD is one of a kind! There is no other, has been no other, nor shall there ever be another! The mold wasn’t broken after Him, because there was no mold for Him, as it is He who created all the molds for everything, and nothing that was ever made was made without His divine design and hand. He was there before there was a beginning and shall be there long after the end! Jesus Christ, The Solid Rock, who is The One True Sovereign LORD God Almighty! There is no other! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY- PDCP- 05/23/15- “We All Fall Woefully Short And Are Excruciatingly Inadequate!” (Romans 3:23-24)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/23/15- “We All Fall Woefully Short And Are Excruciatingly Inadequate!” (Romans 3:23-24)
Premise Question: Is there any amount of effort or exercise, that we could make or do, on our own behalf, that would be successful in acquiring or producing the desired result of redemption for our soul; or would it all just be an exercise in futility?
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:23-24 NLT)
No one can escape the demand and righteous requirement of what is owed. As a direct result of humankind’s sin, everyone is woefully inadequate to even begin to have the ability of measuring up to the excellence and pure light of the holiness and righteousness of Papa God. Yet, all of us are declared innocent, guiltless, totally absolved of all of our sin, being completely justified, as if we had never entered into sin. This was provided and freely given to us, through and by His wonderful grace, although, this grace was not free, in the sense that it cost nothing, for it cost Papa God, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, everything, as they paid the ultimate price for our certain redemption. His atonement completely covered and satisfied the full amount owed for our redemption and total deliverance from sin and death; all of this came through Jesus Christ, The One True Sovereign LORD God Almighty and Savior of humankind! (Romans 3:23-24 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Without the intervention and gracious help of The LORD, we all fall woefully short, as we are completely ill equipped and excruciatingly inadequate to effect the necessary transformative change that must take place in our individual lives, in order to experience a new and redemptive life of eternal joy and peace forevermore. Otherwise, any other course of action or path we choose to take in life, is utterly doomed from the start, and therefore, would be pointless, useless, inconsequential and absurd, as it would be completely ineffective, worthless, without merit or reward, and would for certain be an abject exercise in futility. Let us choose the only way and path that leads to righteousness, peace and joy and an eternal escape from death and damnation, freeing us from the sure penalty of death and destruction, that freely grants us eternal life. Choose life! Choose Christ! Blessings…
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