SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/30/15- “The LORD GOD Almighty Always Fulfills His Word!” (Malachi 3:1)
Premise Question: Who specifically is The LORD GOD Almighty, through His servant and mouthpiece, the prophet Malachi, speaking of?
““Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.” (Malachi 3:1 NLT)
“I, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, shall send my appointed courier, to clear and prepare the way, as a forerunner, announcing the Good News of the arrival of My Anointed One. Then, all of a sudden, The LORD and Savior that you’ve been earnestly seeking and patiently waiting for, shall appear in His temple, as The Agent Messenger of the new covenant of My redemptive gracious love; for The One you’ve most desired, shall appear at His appointed time,” says The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! ( Malachi 3:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The prophet Malachi has faithfully written down, for all to see, hear and receive, the clear and precise Good News message, which was personally delivered from the very mouth of Papa God Himself, who is The One True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, of the sure and certain coming of the promised Anointed One; who will, in the fulfillment of His Word, release, set free, cleanse and purify all those who, in humility and contriteness, call upon The Name of The LORD for salvation. He saves and delivers them completely, by removing the penalty of sin and death; which is eternal punishment and separation from the presence of Papa God. His wonderful message of Good News is that He is sending one, John The Baptist, who will come in The Name of The LORD, preparing the way of The Anointed One, Jesus Christ, who, upon the cross, has already accomplished His divine mission, is now continuing to fulfill His Word and mission, by ever interceding, on our behalf and shall yet do, all that He has said, in His Everlasting Word, that He will do!
Our divine mission now, is to be His appointed and anointed messengers, His personal ambassadors, boldly declaring and proclaiming, with courage and clarity, Papa God’s wonderful Good News about The Redeemer, Jesus Christ, to everyone everywhere, in this present world! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/04/15- “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, The Company of The Redeemed, His great and precious promise, The Gift of The Holy Spirit, which enables and empowers us, 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 our 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 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 Scriptures says, we no longer living our lives for and unto ourselves, but now should live our lives in obedience and service unto The LORD and others and His divine purpose. We, therefore, shouldn’t ever be subject to experiencing or having any reason for ever be intimidated, fearful or timid! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/01/15- “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 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 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 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 come to fruition, in our individual lives, where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary, our timidity turns into boldness and courage, the unimpressive becoming the amazingly impressive and it becomes completely obvious and apparent to everyone just how different we are, as a result of spending time with The LORD in prayer, His Word and in worship; we 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; for whatever presence we practice, will bear fruit in our lives! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/27/15- “Contending For The Authentic!”
(1 Timothy 6:12)
Premise Question: What must we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, with fervor and ardor do, in order to attain and contain, sustain and remain, in the truth; while contending for the authentic faith?
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12 NLT)
Contend for the authentic faith, by earnestly and eagerly, ever striving to thrive, when driving to arrive, safe and secure, surviving the ride and staying revived, all the while, holding on tight, to all that is right, until at the end of your sojourn you land, into the two loving and eternally secure arms and hands, of Papa God; thereby, finally realizing your full potential of your highest calling and your divine purpose, which you so eloquently accepted and declared, when your personal testimony of salvation you shared, in the midst of The Company of The Redeemed. (1Timothy 6:12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, must thoroughly reject the profane and the inane; in order to attain and contain the authentic, so that, we will be sustained and remain in the divine purpose and will, of our high calling, given and conferred upon us, by Papa God. We must do this, with a fiercely passionate fervor and intensely devoted ardor; pursuing, with an earnest eagerness, a life that is characterized as one that is lived out of an authentic faith, with true and honorable intentions, always displaying godliness and real love, along with an enduring righteous perseverance, that continually shows kindness and meekness, having a gentle spirit. Let us compete well, giving our greatest effort, empowered by the power and presence of The Spirit of The LORD in our lives, enabling us to honor Papa God, and with eloquence, tell others, by faithfully living and testifying, with boldness and courage, all about the redemptive grace, mercy and love of Papa God and His Son, Jesus Christ, who is The LORD and Savior/Redeemer of humankind. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/03/15- “Papa God’s Love, Put On Display, For All To See!” (Romans 5:8)
Premise Question: Why did Papa God put on such a remarkable, spectacular exhibition and display, of His magnanimity, His incomparable gracious favor and His marvelous love, for all to clearly see?
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5:8 NLT)
Even so, Papa God clearly proved and made it known to everyone everywhere, with a spectacularly huge in magnitude, being utterly incomparable, display of His extravagantly magnanimous perfect love for all of humankind, by dispatching from Heaven, His One and only Son, The Agent of righteous redemption, The Anointed One, to hang upon a cruel cross for each and everyone of our sinful transgressions. And, that’s not all, for incredible as it may seem, He actually did this, amazingly enough, even while we were at our very worst and still His enemies; being in a helpless, hapless, hopeless and completely unrepentant and unredeemed deathlike state. (Romans 5:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Why? Because of this one great and preeminent desire and divine purpose! The salvation and complete redemption of humankind; restoring, renewing and healing the breach, spanning the chasm, reconciling and bringing back to life and in right relationship and sweet fellowship, with Papa God’s greatly cherished, being most precious and dearly loved, creation, His heart’s desire. (John 3:16) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/13/15- “Don’t Give Up, No Matter What!”
Premise Question: What is it, that would have to happen in our lives, that would be so annoying, that it causes us to give up, quit, becoming exasperated, to the point of complete exhaustion and total burnout, so that we would succumb, by throwing in the proverbial towel?
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9 NLT)
So, let’s understand a vitally important spiritual principle, by getting it straightway, upfront and right out into the open. Perish and put to death any thought of ever giving up on achieving and doing what is right, just and that which fulfills Papa God’s will and purpose for your life! Don’t even entertain it a little bit. Don’t ever become lackadaisical or passive in your effort to serve others and please Papa God; for when you make the decision, in your heart, to trust Papa God and to not ever give up, no matter what, there will come a time, a perfect and exact moment in time, when you shall experience and receive your just reward, which shall be a huge blessing of an abundant harvest, from The LORD. (Galatians 6:9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Whatever it is, that would cause us to give in or up and throw in the proverbial towel, we need to decide right now, in our hearts and minds, deep within the within, that we shall have a calm resolve and an utter dependence and reliance upon The LORD, that no matter what, we are not going to give in or up, but we are going to press in and up to Papa God, trusting Him for the victory and the accomplishment of His will and purpose, in our lives! So, let’s all be determined to always: Call on Him! (Jeremiah 33:3) Wait on Him! (Isaiah 40:31) Don’t give in to fear! (Lamentations 3:57) Desire to do His will! (Psalm 40:8) And, Always draw and stay close to Him! (James 4:8) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/25/15- “We Must Stay Ever Vigilant!” (1 Peter 5:8-9)
Premise Question: Why must we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, be ever aware and vigilant, constantly standing guard, wide awake, at the ready, to thwart the enemy’s tactics and attacks, who is always striving, with the intentional purpose of destroying our very souls?
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (1 Peter 5:8-9 NIV)
Stay wide awake, circumspect, on high alert, with a clear head, temperate, calm and restrained, always being aware of your adversarial antagonist, the enemy of your soul, who is constantly, stealthily lurking, around you, looking for an opportunity, when you’ve let your vigilant guard down, in order to take full and devastating advantage, by pouncing on you like a vociferous, ravenously hungry lion would its unsuspecting prey, ready in waiting to annihilate and then feast upon the dead carcass. You must be ready, at all times and on all occasions, to defiantly stand against him, opposing him with a determined resolute resolve, relying on your strong faith and the strength of The LORD, with the knowledge and understanding, that all your beloved precious members, of The Company of The Redeemed, throughout the the entire earth, are experiencing and enduring the same types of afflictions, persecutions, adversity, distress, misery, discomfort and hardships, so stand firm together, in the struggle. (1 Peter 5:8-9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Much is at stake, when we let our guard down, by not staying vigilant, alert and clear-headed; our mind and thoughts become cloudy, allowing for and causing our spiritual senses to become dull. It is then, that we become open season, fodder and food for the enemy. We must stay ever vigilant and aware, at the ready, to resist, with a defiant resolve and the strength of our strong faith, and the help of The LORD, to be steadfast in the fight and struggle we are engaged in, with the enemy of our souls. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/09/15- “Contend, Stand, And Fight, But Only Against The Real Enemies!” (Ephesians 6:12)
Premise Question: Who are we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, suppose to stand up to, as our avowed enemies, by fighting and contending against them, as well as, understanding the their nature and characteristics, and, who are we not to be fighting and contending with and against, by treating them with contempt and fighting them as if they are our enemies?
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12 NLT)
For it is now high time to come into the clear understanding of this vital truth, that we are not and should not ever be fighting and quarreling, being embattled with each other, as humankind, for that is not where the real “life or death” battle is taking place! If we are presently fighting with each other, it is merely a distraction, that takes us away from the real fight, with our real enemies, in another realm, and this will not ever benefit us in any way, shape or form. Our real enemies are the nefarious, being most malevolent and pernicious rulers and the corrupt governmental authorities, with influence, license and jurisdiction to operate, with dark authority, in the world that exists, but can not be seen or dealt with in the physical or natural, but must be dealt with in the supernatural, because they have their powers from a dark world, which is under the control of the spiritual evil forces of the evil one, the Devil, who are presently controlling the atmosphere and air of the supernatural sphere. (Ephesians 6:12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: #1, We need to become more aware of the fight we are in, and, that it is a fierce battle, a life or death struggle! #2, We need to recognize and know who our real enemies are, by understanding their nature, characteristics and tactics, so that we can have greater success against the enemies of our souls, in which we are struggling and embroiled with, in this fight! #3, We also need to recognize and accept that we are not each other’s enemies and immediately stop and desist with treating one another with contempt, by fighting and quarreling with each other. Stop it! Now! And, #4, It’s time to come together to fight together, not with each other, but to contend and fight against the real enemies of the eternal existence of our very souls, and that we are to be strong in this fight, being empowered with, through and by, the power and might of The Holy Spirit, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY- PDCP- 01/08/15- “A Light Shining Bright, In A World Filled With Blight, We Are That Light, That Better Burn Right, With God’s Holy Might, Oh What A Sight!”
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/08/15- “A Light Shining Bright, In A World Filled With Blight, We Are That Light, That Better Burn Right, With God’s Holy Might, Oh What A Sight!” (Matthew 5:14)
Premise Question: Can others see the light that’s inside us, gleaming and shining outside, without, as well as, within us, drawing others to the city of The Most High?
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14 NLT)
We, all members in right standing, of The Company of The Redeemed, are the resplendent, Holy blazing light, God’s light, in this world! And just like a city, perched upon a high hill, cannot be hidden from the sight of many, so should our light, never be hidden, but is to be seen, at all times, occasions and circumstances, by everyone everywhere, in this world! (Matthew 5:14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: As the light of a hilltop city cannot be hidden and will surely be seen, even from a long long way off, drawing many to its light, both near and from afar; so should we, the bearer of God’s Holy Light, shine bright in this world, being clearly seen, by everyone, drawing them all out of a horrible blight, into His city of light, The City of The Most High! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/07/15- “Don’t Ever Keep The Light, That You Are, Hidden Inside The House, But Let It Shine Outside As well, And Everywhere You Go!”
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/07/15- “Don’t Ever Keep The Light, That You Are, Hidden Inside The House, But Let It Shine Outside As well, And Everywhere You Go!” (Matthew 5:16)
Premise Question: When will we, all members of The Company Of The Redeemed, truly grasp and then fully comply, with the urgent exhortation and admonition that The LORD gives us in this scripture?
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. (Matthew 5:16 NLT)
So, in the same way and manner that a light, when lit and not hidden, lights a house, so should you be the light, that you are, shining bright, outside in the world that is dark; you are not to be lit and hidden in a house, but lit in a way, for everyone that’s in darkness, to be able to clearly see, by your love, good deeds and service shown towards others, the true light and hope of the world, then, they will honor, worship and praise your gracious and loving, heavenly Papa God. (Matthew 5:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Let us strongly consider then, that in the full light of this undeniable truth, it is we, who are suppose to be the light, shining bright, without any fear, but being intrepid, bold and courageous, in dispelling the darkness of this world! Therefore, for the sake of those who are lost in the darkness, of this world, and, for the sake of being “WOW” servants, that is, Willing, Obedient Workers, of the One True Light, Jesus Christ, let us, as His representatives and ambassadors, allow His light to shine through us brightly, everywhere we go, and let it be seen by everyone, in how we comport ourselves, in our actions, in our love shown towards each other and, in our love and service shown towards those who are in darkness, our fellow humankind. Blessings…