SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/09- “This Day, That Day, Still Today!” (Deuteronomy 30:16)
Premise Question: Is Papa God’s explicit imperative, given a second time, through Moses, in order to remind His people, the Israelites, just before they entered the “Promise Land,” to love Papa God and to maintain His instructive prerogatives, formal authoritative orders, and His prescribed directives, with strict adherence; still relevant and applicable for us, who are Papa God’s people, today?
For I command you this day to love the LORD your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy. (Deuteronomy 30:16 NLT)
For I, Moses, explicitly remind you of the unambiguous imperatives of Papa God, to love The LORD your God and to live and walk according to each of the prerogatives, virtues and prescribed directives that He has decreed for you to strictly follow. When this is followed, with strict adherence, you shall reap the blessings of Papa God’s gracious favor and provision, and shall therefore, thrive, flourishing in the place that you go to occupy, dwell, live and enjoy your whole life in. (Deuteronomy 30:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Papa God says that He is the same today, as He was yesterday, and that He shall be forever and a day. So, in other words, it’s pretty obvious, that it’s not Him that’s going to ever be changing! Therefore, as it was for the people of Papa God that day, when He had Moses repeat the edict of The LORD to them, so it is, for the people of Papa God today. The spiritual principle has not changed; for with obedience comes blessings and benefits, and with disobedience comes curses and consequences. As it was then, it still remains today; a choice between life eternal, living in the joyful presence of Papa God, or everlasting damnation, death and eternal separation from the magnificent glorious presence of Papa God! Let’s choose life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/02/15- “Our Prime Directive!” (John 13:34-35)
Premise Question: What is the undeniable, absolute proof, that truly shows the world, all of humankind, that we, The Company of The Redeemed, are the true followers of The LORD Jesus Christ?
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13:34-35 NLT)
The prime directive that I’m giving you to implement immediately, as a controlling influence, in your attitude and behavior towards each other, is fresh and brand new. This new command, that you exhibit openly an undying and unfailing love towards each other, should be the overarching authority and influence in your life. In the same manner that I have openly exhibited My undying and unfailing love for each of you, so too, must you openly exhibit this same love towards each other. As a direct result, of you following this new specific directive; everyone, in all of humankind, will clearly see and comprehend, without a scintilla of doubt, for it shall establish forever, that you are My true followers, if you freely choose to openly exhibit an undying and unfailing love towards each other. (John 13:34-35 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It is not our eloquence of speech and soaring rhetoric, nor is it our beautiful edifices, filled with traditional, contemporary, alternative, highbrow, lowbrow or even unibrow forms of worship, that proves we are true followers of Jesus Christ! It’s not our missions and outreach programs to clothe and feed the poor, although it should be our common practice to do so; nor is it even our higher institutions of learning, training and doctrinal purity, in preparation for ministry and mission, that is the proof! The prime directive/command, which trumps everything else we may say or do, in regards to what our attitude should be and how we are to approach, treat, honor and comport ourselves towards one another and the world, and that we, The Company of The Redeemed, have been given to completely satisfy and fulfill; is the one that has been clearly put on display, described, delineated and defined by our ultimate example, our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ! It’s time for all of us to get on board His love train, in order to be trained by His true love, the love He has for us and which has been put on display for all to see! We then, must ourselves prove that we have this true love, which is The LORD’S love, that He’s shown towards us; and, that now we should put on display towards one another, showing all of humankind that we are His true followers, by the exhibition of this love! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/01/15- “It All Boils Down To This ‘One’ Thing!” (Galatians 5:14)
Premise Question: Given the unambiguous edict and direct command given to us, by The LORD, why do some of us, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, have such a difficult time embracing and putting this one specific command into practice, or do we?
For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:14 NLT)
So, in order to completely satisfy the entirety of Papa God’s divine law, that was given to Moses, we must allow ourselves to be arrested and captured by this one supreme and direct command, ordered by Papa God Himself; which is, to love our neighbor, having a strong affinity and affection towards them, not isolating, insulating or alienating ourselves from our fellow humankind, but pursuing, developing and having personal connections and individual ties with them, by extending the same love, grace, mercy, compassion, care and real concern, that we want and do extend to ourselves! (Galatians 5:14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Are there some of us, members of The Company of The Redeemed, that are, in practice, actually loving our fellow humankind, our neighbors, as much and in the same way and manner as we love ourselves? Now, if so, this could pose or present a real problem or issue on a number of different levels, if in fact, we don’t love and respect ourselves very much! So, we should love, respect, honor and treat our fellow humankind, our neighbors, in the same way and manner that Papa God has shown His love, grace, mercy, compassion, care and real concern for all of humankind, and specifically for all those who’ve taken advantage of His overture and free gift of freedom, through The Redeemer, Savior and LORD, Jesus Christ! Wouldn’t it be great if we were really good at doing this ‘one’ thing? What would that look like? What kind of impact would it have and what would it change or cause to be different and transformed? What would really happen to the world around us, if we were able pull it off, by actually making it our ambition, our focus, goal and aim to, with diligence, devotion and earnest effort, intent, inclination and daily practice, do this ‘one’ thing, by giving it our all? We’ve all been given a sacred trust and responsibility, for no one is exempt, because of some mitigating circumstance, situation or event, to fulfill our obligation and duty, to love and be good neighbors to our fellow humankind, in the same way and manner that Papa God has loved and is our good neighbor. Let’s do for others, what He has done for all of humankind, by reaching across time and space and every barrier, including sin, to love and redeem everyone! GRAB-Grace Reaches Across Barriers! Thank The LORD that He did GRAB us, now let’s GRAB others, in love, for Him and His glory! Because it all boils down to this ‘one’ thing! Blessings…
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