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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/21- “Freedom To Serve In Love” (Galatians 5:13)

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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: 03/21- “Freedom To Serve In Love” (Galatians 5:13)

Premise Question: What is the greatest temptation, for the most part, given the blessings that have been bestowed upon us here in America, that The Church has to overcome, in order to fulfill the reason and purpose Papa God has given us the freedom we enjoy?

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬ NLT)

The freedom that Papa God has granted all of us to experience, enjoy and live in, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, was not given to us so that we could spend it all upon ourselves, by satisfying and gratifying our own sinful desires of the flesh. Rather, though, it’s been given to us so that we would be fully equipped, with every provision, in order to have the necessary capacity and ability to love and serve others, with the blessings of our freedom. (Galatians 5:13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: I truly believe that The Church in America has been especially blessed, even to the extreme, for the specific divine purpose and reason of having the great ability to bless and reach those who are less fortunate. I believe that Papa God has blessed and given The Church in The United States of America a fiduciary trust. He desires that we be and do good, by being honorable and faithful steward servants, in utilizing what He’s given us to reach and bless those, first, who are amongst us, then, those who are outside the church, and finally, to the rest of the world. So, we’ve been given a choice of how we are going to use our new found freedom and blessings: #1) We can choose to enjoy and use the blessings of our freedom, by spending the biggest portion upon ourselves, building our own kingdoms, by satisfying and fulfilling our own desires, goals and dreams. Or, instead, #2) We can choose to use our new found freedom to love and serve others, by meeting their needs, helping them with an opportunity to get on the path that enables them to experience freedom, and then, to succeed in life; thereby, fulfilling Papa God’s commands, His will and purpose, and one of the main reasons He granted us freedom in the first place, which, if we’ll do, will be highly pleasing to Him. And that’s a good thing! Let’s begin to inquire of The LORD, as to what He wants us to spend and use our freedom and blessings on, rather than always lavishly spending it all upon ourselves. Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/14- “No Greater Love!” (John 15:13)

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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: 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- 01/17- “Our Love For Papa God And Our Love For Fellow Believers, Must Be Synonymous!” (1 John 4:21)

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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: 01/17- “Our Love For Papa God And Our Love For Fellow Believers, Must Be Synonymous!” (1 John 4:21)

Premise Question: Tell me again, why is this command, so vitally critical and most important to accept, understand, come into agreement with and into complete compliance?

And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. (‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭21‬ NIV)

This vital and most critically important command, that Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, has given to each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed is: Anyone, meaning everyone, without exception, who says they love Papa God, must also, with the same love, express, show and have love towards each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, their fellow believers. (1 John 4:21 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Love for our fellow believers, which are our most precious and dearly beloved brothers and sisters, must be one and the same, without exception, as it is for our Papa God, Whom personally implemented this divine rule, that must be followed, with strict adherence and full compliance. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/17/15- “I’m All In, With My Whole Heart!” (Psalms 119:10)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/17/15- “I’m All In, With My Whole Heart!” (Psalms 119:10)

Premise Question: What place, position, preeminence and precedence should seeking, serving and worshipping The LORD have, be and take in our lives?

“I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands.”
(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

I, therefore, completely surrender my entire being, not holding anything back or in reserve, but with a deliberate diligence, abandon myself wholeheartedly, to serving and worshiping You alone, The One True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty; so, my dear LORD GOD Almighty, I urgently and with a sincere heart, humbly request that You help me, by keeping me from ever deviating, stumbling or leaving Your righteous path, that You, O LORD, have clearly marked and paved, with Your life giving, sustaining and preserving commandments, for my life. (Psalm 119:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Seeking, serving and worshiping The LORD should never be relegated to something we just poke or pick at, or just have in our lives as an enjoyable hobby or as an activity that we use as a way to socialize. We should and must abandon ourselves completely to Him; His righteous way and His perfect will and His divine purpose for our lives. You’ve heard it said before…”Either The LORD is LORD of all or He’s not LORD at all!” Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP-12/04/15- “As Long As I Have Breath, I Will Praise The LORD!” (Psalms63:4-5)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/04/15- “As Long As I Have Breath, I Will Praise The LORD!” (Psalms 63:4-5)

Premise Question: For what duration and in what way and manner, should we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, honor The Name of The LORD GOD Almighty?

“I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.”
(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭63:4-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

It is of my own volition, that I deliberately, with great diligence, devotion and determination, each and everyday of my life, for as long as I shall have breath, choose to honor You, O LORD, wholeheartedly, with every fiber and all the strength of my being, by offering up to You, my highest and most extravagant praise and worship, unto Your magnificent, incomparable and splendidly glorious Name. In so doing, I shall be filled with the glory of Your presence, being completely content, absolutely gratified and supplied abundantly, with every kind of the most delectable of fare. Therefore, I shall not ever stop lifting my hands, my heart and my voice, with expressions of great and exuberant joyful praise unto You, LORD GOD Almighty. I will utter these ecstatic expressions, with my mouth and lips, and with singing, that shall come from the very depths of my most grateful and satisfied heart and soul, even within the within of the innermost part of my being. (Psalms 63:4-5 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We, as fully accepted and sealed members of The Company of The Redeemed, should always be joyfully ready and willing to, at all times, on all occasions and in every circumstance and situation, without exception, offer up unto The LORD GOD Almighty, invoking, bestowing upon and honoring His Name, with constant expressions of extravagant praise and worship, in songs, that are filled with exuberant joyful singing, which should ultimately come from deep within the within of our innermost beings, being forever grateful, full of joy, extremely thankful, hearts and souls. Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/17/15- “The LORD Disciplines His Own, Because He Loves Them!” (Proverbs 3:11-12)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/17/15- “The LORD Disciplines His Own, Because He Loves Them!” (Proverbs 3:11-12)

Premise Question: Who of us really enjoys being disciplined, corrected, reprimanded and reproved; but, what would be the outcome if everyone that needed an appropriate rebuke, choose to truly, with joy, fully embrace the process, in an attitude of humility and complete submission?

“My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:11-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

My dearly beloved precious child, decide right now, to never refuse or ever reject The LORD God Almighty’s very deliberate and diligent, careful and loving, nurturing chastening of you, and also, choose to not ever become bitter or resentful of His faithful, considerate concern and resolute reproof of you; for it’s truly only done for your greatest good and benefit. Do always remember, that just like an earthly father will administer loving correction to his own children, that he delights in; so too, does Papa God only bring His merciful and loving correction upon those children whom He joyfully delights to lavish His gracious favor and unfailing love upon. (Proverbs 3:11-12 PDCP)

Bottom Line: One of the most difficult lessons, that everyone must learn, is the great value and tremendous blessings that loving, appropriate and consistent discipline brings and adds to a person’s life experience. Although it may seem quite difficult during the time the necessary correction is being administered, as it may be extremely hard to endure; once it has run its course, the wonderful, useful and greatly beneficial fruit that discipline produces in one’s life, is not only a benefit to the individual, but also to those they may come into contact with and have interaction with, in various forms and different ways. Remember, that The LORD never wastes anything that may happen to us or that we may go through, due to our own behavioral choices, decisions and actions or as a result of others and what they may do, that ends up having a direct affect upon our own lives; The LORD will utilize all of it, in shaping, making, maturing and growing the individual, in order to fully accomplish His purpose, will and the unique mission in life that each of us are called to do. So, child of Papa God, don’t ever reject, disdain or be upset when The LORD disciplines you, who are His very beloved and greatly cherished very own children, whom He joyfully delights in; and therefore will absolutely correct, discipline and appropriately reprimand, as needed, as well as, whenever and wherever it’s necessary! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/02/15- “We Find Refreshing Rest In Him!” (Psalms 46:10)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/02/15- “We Find Refreshing Rest In Him!” (Psalms 46:10)

Premise Question: What does it truly mean, for the people of Papa God, to be still and know, that He is The Great I Am, The Most High, Sovereign LORD God Almighty?

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”‭‭ (Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Be strengthened, encouraged and uplifted, with full assurance, by the reality of who it is that says, “Cease and desist from all your laborious activity and worrisome thoughts. Pause and reflect, resting in My tranquil serenity and peaceful presence. Comprehend and then, apprehend, by possessing fully, this wonderful knowledge, that, I Am The LORD God Almighty; therefore, because I Am The LORD God Almighty, I will be lifted up to the highest place of praise and honor, in the midst of every tribe, tongue, kindred and creed, I will be extolled and worshiped, by all the nations that inhabit and live in the earth, which I love and created, with My spoken Word.” (Psalms 46:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: To be still and know that Papa God is The Great I Am, is to fully accept and recognize Him as The LORD of Heaven’s Armies; the One who is our refuge and strength, and is ever ready, at a moments notice, to bring protection, deliverance, joy, healing and help, for His own. So, there is never a reason or instance to fear or be frightened, no matter what may be going on in our life, the life of the nation or even the world. Who He is and what He wants to be to each of us, as well as, do for every beloved individual person in His creation, is to have a personal and intimate relationship, with each person, setting them free, by releasing them from captivity and the bondage of sin; so that, we can truly worship, honor and praise Him in Spirit and in Truth. So, when we are still, and really know Papa God, we have accepted, as factual and true, who Papa God truly is; and therefore, will remain calm, cool and collected, even in the midst of chaos and great turmoil! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/01/15- “Live At The Corner Of Peace And Holiness!” (Hebrews 12:14)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/01/15- “Live At The Corner Of Peace And Holiness!” (Hebrews 12:14)

Premise Question: What is your “www” (walk, work, worship) address; where are you living, how are you walking, what are you working on and, who are you worshiping?

“Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.”‭‭ (Hebrews‬ ‭12:14‬ ‭NLT)

See to it that you always strive to thrive, in establishing a lifestyle that produces peace and tranquility, without duress, between you and everyone, whether it be a friend, neighbor or even a foe, and earnestly determine to live an honorable, upright holy life, declared righteous by The LORD God Almighty; therefore, pursue, with a dogged determination, your divine purpose of living a life of holiness, because without it, there’s no way around it, and no one will be able to circumvent it, by taking a circuitous route, in order to be able to see and reach The LORD God Almighty, as there is no other way! (Hebrews 12:14 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Nowadays, everyone that has something to say, show or sell, can get and utilize a “www” (World Wide Web) address to effectively reach, teach, preach or even present themselves as a desirable peach; in order to accomplish their goal, aim, ambition or mission in life. For each of us though, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, there is also a “www” (our walk, our work, our worship) address that we should all be well aware of, and with diligence, devotion and sincere earnestness, be living our daily lives, at that address, and in such a way and fashion that we make it our goal, aim, ambition and mission in life to be pleasing to Papa God in every area of our lives; how we are walking, what we are working on and who we are worshiping, so that, one day, when we see Him face to face, we shall hear His voice say to us: “Well done, my good and faithful servant, now enter into all that I’ve prepared for you, and that, for all of eternity!” So, our walk should be one that is upright and pleasing to Papa God. Our work should be a work that brings glory and honor to His Name, and we will accomplish this if we will make every effort to work at being at peace, as much as it is up to us, with everyone and to also work diligently at living a pure and holy life, with the help of The LORD’S Spirit living inside us, otherwise, we won’t ever see Pap God or hear His wonderful compliment and invitation. And finally, we should abandon ourselves in worship to The Most High, holding nothing back in reserve, but giving Him the honor, glory and praise that is due only Him! Where do you live, what’s your address? Hopefully, it’s at the corner of Peace and Holiness Boulevard! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/22/15- “Shipwrecked Friendship!” (Proverbs 16:28)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/22/15- “Shipwrecked Friendship!”
(Proverbs 16:28)

Premise Question: What are some of the telltale signs that show up when one is being influenced and affected by the villainous activities and ruinous behavior of a troublemaker; versus, what are some of the indicators that one is experiencing the wonderfully beneficial results, as a direct result, of the righteous handiwork of a peacemaker?

“A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.”
‭‭(Proverbs‬ ‭16:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

An obstinate, cantankerous troublemaker, is a vile person who is always looking for opportunities to sow gossip seeds of discontent and evil lies about others, with the intent of causing a great conflagration of irrationality that will enrage emotions to the point of being out of control and wreaking havoc even amongst the dearest and closest of life long friends, ultimately causing such a rift that it is beyond repairing the shipwrecked friendship. (Proverbs 16:28 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The telltale signs that one is dealing with a troublemaker are: They stir up dissension, contention, discord and descent among friends, family, spouses, associates and neighbors, through the use of divisive and hurtful words, pointing out discontentment and exacerbating situations and circumstances, through the twisting, turning and manipulation of emotions, events, struggles, weaknesses, personal mistakes and failings, proclivities, perceptions, opinions and personality traits of those we know into a veritable perfect storm, which heretofore, had been calm seas and smooth sailing. Troublemakers are agitators, inciters and expert provocateurs, who are proficient at making incendiary remarks that stoke fires that need to be extinguished and put out, causing tumult and strife to flourish, a fire that rages on and on, turning into a conflagration, a fire that is out of control and eventually burns down, tears apart and utterly destroys everything and everyone it touches or comes close to; even to the separating of the closest of friends and families and neighbors, through the nefarious planting of insidious seeds of evil speak, gossip. We should never allow a troublemaker to have influence in or access to our lives or the lives of others.

On the other hand, though. Peacemakers are quickly identified by the wonderful and blessed direct results of their righteous handiwork that’s being experienced in our lives. They will have a calming effect and bring comfort, joy, peace, assurance, hope and strength to difficult and stormy situations or circumstances. Some of their blessed results will be healing, reconciliation, restoration, resolve and peaceful resolutions and solutions. They will not tear down, or tear apart, but will build up and renew, as they will stir up others in love and unto good works. Let’s all choose to be peacemakers and refuse to be or participate in the actions and behaviors of troublemakers, who have as their ultimate goal and ambition in life, to Shipwreck Friendships! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/21/15- “The Way Of Humility Is Best Chosen!” (Proverbs 18:12)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/21/15- “The Way Of Humility Is Best Chosen!” (Proverbs 18:12)

Premise Question: Just what is the marked differences between haughtiness and humility and where does each of them end up?

“Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.”
(‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

In advance of a disastrous failure overtaking a person’s life and causing their complete undoing, resulting in ruination of a respectable reputation, and also accompanied by great loss; the issue begins in the innermost part of the person’s being, which is, the seat of their emotions, ethics, desires and attitudes, their heart. Now, unfortunately for them, when a person gives the self over to being highfalutin, pretentious, arrogantly supercilious and disdainfully contemptuous, disaster always follows. But, when an individual approaches life with a “down to earth,” genuinely meek, as well as, modest and humble heart, by not ever exhibiting an air of superiority, thinking they are better than someone else; then, that is the precursor that shows up, by making an appearance ahead of the huge blessings and benefits, along with the great honor, respect and high esteem, that will be conferred upon each individual’s life, who displays such humility. (Proverbs 18:12 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Haughtiness, which creates a debilitating blind spot in a person’s life, is accompanied by its self-centered, cantankerous, being recalcitrant and stubborn attitudes, as well as, being entirely incorrigible, intractable and snobbish, while displaying, disdainfully proud and obstinate behaviors, which are full of scorn and arrogant pomposity, will always pave the way for a person’s life to be ushered onto the path that will ultimately lead to utter devastation, complete ruination, ending in total destruction of one’s life and reputation!

Humility, conversely though, with its attitudes and behaviors of lowliness, meekness, gentleness, deference, reverence, respect and regard for Papa God and others, creates perfect vision and discernment in a person’s life, as it opens up the lines of communication with Papa God’s Spirit, in order to develop a personal relationship with His Son Jesus Christ, who then becomes our spiritual guide, by the Spirit, directing and leading us to the way and upon the path of eternal life, divine wisdom, perfect peace and the fullness of everlasting joy! Therefore, always remember: The way of humility is always best chosen! Haughtiness is the quickest way to wreck yourself! Humility is the only way to great honor! Blessings…
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