SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/16/15- “A Faith That Pleases Papa God!” (Hebrews 11:6)
Premise Question: Is your faith pleasing and award worthy to Papa God?
“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NLT)
And if it be your great aim and desire, in your life, to please Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, with your life; then, when you humbly, but with boldness, approach His Splendid Magnificence, you must first exhibit an authentic strong belief and certitude in the reality of His existence, for without an authentic faith, it’s quite absurd, as well as, a complete exercise in futility, to ever think you’ll have any success in pleasing Him! And, one other premise to fully understand and accept, for it is a promise that He, Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Himself shall fulfill; that is, He will always give a just recompense award, to all those who intentionally make it their purpose and life’s quest, to diligently pursue Him and to do His will. (Hebrews 11:6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Our greatest quest, being our most sincere desire and aim in life, should always be, to please Papa God, The LORD GOD Almighty, by exhibiting a faith that believes He exists and is willing to do His bidding, in order to accomplish, His divine purpose and will for our lives. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/22/15- “Obedience Produces Blessings And Benefits, While Disobedience Results In Producing Curses And Consequenses! (John 3:36)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/22/15- “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 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 to 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…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/15/15- “If Thirsty, Come Drink And Believe, For Then, You’ll Be Forever Changed!” (John 7:37b-38)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/15/15- “If Thirsty, Come Drink And Believe, For Then, You’ll Be Forever Changed!” (John 7:37b-38)
Premise Question: What do we truly hunger and thirst for; we are ever searching, looking and desperately hoping to somehow achieve and eventually receive fully, in this life here on earth?
“Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” (John 7:37b-38 NLT)
“Let anyone and everyone, from anywhere and everywhere, who has an unquenchable thirsting for real truth and authentic love, beat feet quickly, without delay, to Me, The One True Authentic LORD GOD Almighty; for I Am The Real Truth and The Only Authentic, Pure Love. Come drink till you’re full and spilling over. Come drink to your hearts content and full delight, even till you’ve become a fountain of real truth and authentic pure love. Whoever, from wherever, places their complete faith, trust and reliance in Me, The One True LORD GOD Almighty, in accordance with what has been recorded in The Holy Writ, Papa God’s Word; shall have gushing out of them, rushing rivers of the life giving flow, of The Living Water, bursting forth from deep within the within, of the innermost part of their being, becoming a pure source of The Fountainhead of the life giving flow of all life, which is Papa God’s Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Christ!” (John 7:37b-38 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Every individual person that is born into this life upon the earth, and then has the opportunity to grow up and live long enough to experience the culture and life around them, no matter what that life or culture may be, has deep within themselves, a Papa God (The Creator of humankind) given innate hunger and thirst to be loved, accepted, embraced, understood and then, for their life to have significance, purpose and meaning, hopeful that they can achieve a legacy, to leave behind, after they’re gone from this world. They will have a desire to have compassion shown towards them; to be able to personally experience sympathy and empathy for themselves and have it towards others; to receive and give relief, aid, help, comfort and encouragement; to have and experience complete joy, real peace and safety; to take and drink in the fullness of life as a huge cup of satisfying, thirst quenching cheer; to celebrate life with a thanksgiving toast of gratitude; lifting their cup of salvation up to The Giver of all life, Jesus Christ, The Fountainhead, The Holy Spirit, The One who fills us to overflowing with gushing and rushing rivers of life, which then causes us to thrive and flourish, thus being completely satisfied and fulfilled, while finding refreshing rest, solace, succor and success, here on this earth and beyond. The LORD Jesus says that He is The True Bread from Heaven and The Only Real Living Water; and if anyone anywhere will come to Him, their search for true food will be over, for they will never hunger again, nor will they ever really die! Also He says, that if anyone anywhere will believe in Him, they will never ever have to look for that satisfying, thirst quenching drink ever again, for their deepest hunger and thirsting will be completely satiated and satisfied! Are you thirsty and hungry and you’ve not ever truly been satisfied or fulfilled, seemingly always something a bit amiss or not quite there? Come drink to your fill, to your heart’s delight, quenching your thirst, being completely consoled and fully satisfied! You won’t ever, throughout all of eternity, regret it! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/11/15- “Papa God’s Eyes Are Upon The Righteous!” (1 Peter 3:12-13)
Premise Question: Where does the hope, confidence and assurance of the righteous, each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, come from, and is there any hope for the wicked, who’ve not been redeemed?
“The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the LORD turns his face against those who do evil.” Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good?” (1 Peter 3:12-13 NLT)
For The LORD God Almighty’s eyes, with rapt attention and close observation, are focused upon all those who are living right, and His ears are ever ready, inclined towards, in tune and near them, while monitoring closely and listening intently to hear the supplications, entreaties and prayers of the righteous. But the countenance and visage of The LORD God Almighty turns away from the wicked and their evil practices, for He ever resists them, will always be opposed to them and will never grant them His approval. Who, whether of this world or not of this world, will ever have the ability to bring eternal injury or harm to you, if you make it your earnest desire, with The LORD God Almighty’s enabling help, to always do what is morally excellent, honorable and genuinely good? (1 Peter 3:12-13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The righteous, those who’ve been made righteous, in the sight of Papa God, through the sacrificial offering of His Only Begotten Son on the cross, making it possible, then, for everyone in humankind to experience the redeeming love, mercy and grace of an obedient Savior and loving Papa God, when upon the recognition of their personal sin and need for individual salvation and redemption, they confess and repent of their sin and place their complete faith and full trust in Papa God’s gracious provision of His spectacular gift of a new and eternal life, which is empowered by The Spirit of Christ living inside each believer! Each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed can be fully assured, with complete confidence, that The LORD God Almighty is fully aware of who you are, where you are and what you are doing, for He is ever watching over you, and is ever listening intently to the prayers of His own. A couple of phrases from the Scriptures gives us great hope and confidence, these phrases were also utilized as comforting lyrics in a couple of songs from long ago: “He never sleeps, He never slumbers, He watches over me both night and day!” (Andrea Crouch & The Disciples version is my favorite) “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches over me!” (Mahalia Jackson version is my favorite) Now, with regards to the wicked, those who’ve not yet been redeemed, there is hope for them if, and only if, they choose to accept Papa God’s overture of love, mercy and grace that He has provided and shown them, in His Son Jesus Christ, The Savior and only hope of humankind; otherwise, there is no hope ever for the wicked! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/07/15- “Blinded By The Light, That Gives Us Sight!” (1 Peter 2:9)
Premise Question: What are we, The Company of The Redeemed, not like; why are we not like that, what and who are we likened to, and for what specific reason and divine purpose is there, as well it should be, such a stark contrast and obvious difference between the two?
“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9 NLT)
But you, The Company of The Redeemed, have the unique distinction of being a most preferred selected people, in the lineage of priests that are directly related to royalty; therefore, you have been declared sacred, as a dedicated people group, purchased by The Almighty Sovereign Papa God, as His own precious, valuable treasure, so that you may put on display, with fanfare, a very public extolling, with great enthusiasm, the goodness and greatness of a loving, filled with grace and merciful Papa God, who has summoned you to come out of darkness, no longer being held captive and blinded by its evil power and authority, but rescued, delivered and given new sight, by being brought into His magnificently marvelous, gloriously wonderful, supremely brilliant, excellent light. (1 Peter 2:9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, The Company of The Redeemed, are not anything like those who rejected The Cornerstone of the Holy Temple that’s being built by Papa God Himself. For they were the very ones that were initially given the incredible responsibility and blest opportunity to be the builders of The Temple of God, but instead, they chose to reject, despise and hate Him, Jesus Christ, whom Papa God has personally chosen for great honor and glory. We, on the other hand, are not like those who choose to reject and despise Papa God’s magnanimous overture of unfailing love, His incredible grace, marvelous mercy and His great favor shown towards humankind, offering them salvation, deliverance and redemption; for we are likened to being living stones, Papa God’s own possession, a holy nation of people that are purchased and paid for through redemption. We have been personally chosen by Papa God, to serve as holy priests in His Holy Temple; offering up our individual spiritual sacrifices of praise and worship, to The King Eternal, which pleases Papa God greatly! So, because we have chosen to accept, believe, obey and receive Jesus Christ, as The Cornerstone of The Holy Temple being built by Papa God, which He is erecting with each of us, as individual living stones, we will not ever stumble, be crushed or disgraced by The Rock, which will fall upon and crush all those who reject Him. But we, who have chosen to fall upon The Rock, are now able to stand firm, tall and strong upon The Solid Rock, which is Jesus Christ, The Cornerstone of the Spiritual Temple being built by Papa God. Finally, the specific reason and divine purpose there is such a stark contrast and difference between those of us who are members of The Company of The Redeemed and who’ve accepted the goodness of Papa God and His Son Jesus Christ, as The Cornerstone, and those who’ve chosen to reject the goodness of Papa God and His Son, as The Cornerstone of Papa God’s Holy Temple, can be likened to the contrast and difference one can obviously see between darkness and light. Those who reject Jesus Christ, The Cornerstone of The Holy Temple, are choosing to stay in the depravity of the darkness of this world, and therefore, shall never experience being delivered out of darkness into Papa God’s wonderful light and will be forever blind, without the benefit derived from being blinded by Papa God’s Holy Light and then being delivered out of the depravity of darkness into His wonderful light! But not so for us who have personally experienced being delivered from the depravity of darkness into Papa God’s glorious and wonderful light, for once we were blind, but now We can see! Choose this day to open your eyes to The LORD, to be blinded by the light that gives you sight, The light of the world, Jesus Christ, and be set free to see and be, letting your light shine bright for all to see! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/06/15- “Live Your Life With Eternity In View!” (Colossians 3:1-2)
Premise Question: So, now that we, as sealed members of The Company of The Redeemed, have a completely new lease and perspective on life, along with the promised and positively blessed prospects for our guaranteed, absolutely certain, joy filled future of a perfect and full of peace everlasting life; what are we doing with this amazing truth, we know as, the Good News?
“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2 NLT)
Since the time of the resurrection of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, you too have now been raised to a new life, with Christ, being removed out of darkness and despair, into His glorious light and pure joy, with the ultimate result of being rescued from eternal death into eternal life. Therefore, you ought to now choose to set your earthly affections and attentions, your intentions, desires and ambitions, on heavenly things; things that are immutable and eternal, where Jesus Christ is ruling and reigning in His place of honor, right beside His Father, our Papa God, who is The Sovereign Almighty God. You should now, therefore, fix your thoughts, your goals, aspirations and dreams, with a laser focus, on being fully consumed with Heavenly things, that have intrinsic value, not earthly things, which are temporal and filled with the cares of this life, your daily needs, challenges and worries alike. Act like you’re living life with eternity in view, don’t allow the here and now to be the dominating focal point! (Colossians 3:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Once we’ve allowed the seismic shift, of the completely transformative change, that redemption and salvation has upon our lives, to take full effect; then we must take a different approach, having a brand new perspective and positive outlook on our present life, with a hopeful and joyful expectation for our future everlasting life. In our daily life, we need to practice being positive, thankful, appreciative, always choosing to express sincere gratitude, grace and mercy towards others. We should accept, as truth, that no matter what we may experience or have to endure, during our time spent here on earth, we can relax, be comforted, encouraged and refreshed with, “and this too shall pass” and therefore, can not begin to be compared to our joy filled and glorious, hope filled future! We ought to take the long view of things and not focus on the short term and present conditions of our lives. Taking the long view means that we will deliberately choose to focus on the things of Heaven, things that have intrinsic value and are eternal, as they shall never diminish or pass away; rather than being consumed and overwhelmed by the immediate and the temporal, which do not have any intrinsic or eternal value, but shall absolutely one day pass away and be no more. Just a quick word of exhortation; don’t ever deny, reject, mock or minimize the miraculous in your life! Always choose to live your life with eternity in your sights! Take the long view, dismiss the short sighted view, and choose to share the truth of the Good News with everyone! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/02/15- “We Will Not Remain Unchanged!” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
Premise Question: How are we transformed and changed into the very image of The LORD, and what is our part, in the overall process?
“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT)
And we, the whole number of The Company of The Redeemed, no longer having faces that are hidden behind a veil, but are now uncovered and bare, should then now consider, with great thought and deliberation, the magnificent reflection on display, of The LORD’S Glory, which is presently transforming us completely, changing our appearance, our nature and our character into His Image, empowering and enabling the miraculous process of gradually becoming more and more like Him, with an ever-increasing, glory releasing, freedom experiencing, life; which comes from The LORD and Savior of all, Jesus Christ—who is The Way, The Truth and The Spirit—that releases and sets us, all of humankind, free. (2 Corinthians 3:18 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It is only through the power and presence of The LORD’S Spirit, being allowed to operate and function, during the ongoing, moment by moment, daily work, that only The Spirit can do and accomplish, in the process of the complete and glorious transformation that takes place in the life of each and every individual believer, who is a blood bought, sin removed, made new, member of The Company of The Redeemed! Our part is to allow the miraculous transformation to take place, by first deliberately yielding our will, our desires and our lives to The LORD, through placing our hope, trust and faith in The LORD, through sincere confession, real repentance and a moment by moment, daily entering into His presence, seeking His face and living our lives for Him, desiring to do His will and fulfill His purpose for our lives; to always honor His Name, and with diligence, to earnestly live a life that will be pleasing to Him; one that will always bring The LORD glory, honor and praise; as we should always choose to walk in His love and release towards others, for the only thing that really matters is our transforming faith expressing itself in humility and love. We shall not remain unchanged, but shall be transformed into The LORD’S glorious image! Blessings…
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