SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/01/15- “All Those Who Call Upon The Name Of The LORD, Are Near And Most Dear To Him!” (Psalms 145:18-19)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/01/15- “All Those Who Call Upon The Name Of The LORD, Are Near And Most Dear To Him!” (Psalms 145:18-19)
Premise Question: When one is close to being in panic mode, having a strong desire, with a huge sense of urgency, to be close to The LORD, attempting to seek, approach, or call upon The Name of The LORD, while in the midst of experiencing deep despair and distressing desperation, absolutely in dire straights of needing to be helped and rescued by Him; what kind of attitude and mind set will assure that one gets the attention and help that is so desperately required and needed, and that, in fact, can only come from Him?
“The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.” (Psalms 145:18-19 NLT)
The LORD, whom is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, draws close by, coming alongside, right next to, all those who, with a sincere heart, filled with integrity and truth, will call upon The LORD; for all who do, are near and most dear to Him. He, The LORD, joyfully gives and satisfies every need, as well as, fulfilling the deepest desires, of all those who will give Him all the honor and the glory, all the praise and all the worship, in reverential awe, that’s due Him. The LORD Himself, inclines His ear, by intently leaning towards and listening to the desperate lamenting and most grievous cries for help, that come from the depths of all those who are suffering deep within their souls; saving and delivering them out of all of their sorrow and from their distressing desperation and disconsolate despair. (Psalm 145:18-19 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Any seeking, approaching or calling upon The Name of The LORD, for any reason, desperate need or not, must always be done with an authentically sincere heart, that’s full of integrity and truth and accompanied by humility and contriteness. One must exhibit a child-like believing faith, that simply trusts, with sure implicitly and an expectant and voracious hope, that is earnestly expressed and requested, as a prayer of importunity, unto The LORD. One must also be desperate for Him and His presence, by searching and seeking Him only, with their whole heart, mind, and strength; desiring to draw ever closer to Him, knowing that in so doing, He will reciprocate and draw ever closer to them, even coming along beside them, hearing their distressing desperation cries for help and seeing their disconsolate despair, and then, responding to them, each, according to their needs, and then, ultimately rescuing them from their disparaging and utterly hopeless plight! Put your faith and confidence, place your hope and trust, in The LORD; for He is always going to be close to those who call upon His Name! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/26/15- “The Great I Am Is Always There!” (Isaiah 41:10)
Premise Question: Knowing and fully accepting the premise that Papa God is completely for us, who are members in right standing, of The Company of The Redeemed, and that He is always on our side fighting all of our battles, who is it that could ever really be successful in coming or going against us, His precious and dearly beloved own children?
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NLT)
So, do not, under any circumstance you face, or situation you are going through, allow yourself to be overwhelmed, with distressing, worrisome, anxious thoughts, for I AM, The Great I AM, The Sovereign One True Almighty Papa God, Creator of Heaven and earth, will always be right there with you, close by your side. Do not, at any time or upon any occasion, give yourself over to being disheartened, lacking courage, wanting to just give up, but stay bold and courageous, for I AM, is your Papa God. I AM, will never leave you in a weakened state, without help, hope or provision, for I AM, will strengthen you, making you strong enough to face whatever is challenging you in the moment, I AM, will always help you. I AM, shall forever support and defend you against any and all opposition; keeping you from sinking into the depths of despair and eternal death. I AM, will accomplish this, with My incomparable, strong and victorious, filled with all honor and might, Glorious Righteous Right Hand. (Isaiah 41:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: If Papa God is for us, who or what can be against us? Nothing and no one! No one and nothing will ever be successful in keeping Papa God’s will and purpose for our lives from coming to fruition. Therefore, there is never going to be a valid time or reason why we should ever be fearful, frightened, distraught, timid or afraid! Papa God has promised that He will never leave or forsake us! Whatever He says He will do, He most definitely will do, because He is ever faithful, and when He does it, He will do it thoroughly, completely and that, with excellence, honor and glory. When The LORD tells us to not even allow our hearts to ever be troubled or to be dismayed, we can take Him at His Word! When He tells us that in this life, this world, we are going to experience trouble, trials, temptations, attacks, ridicule, suffering, persecution, but, we are to be full of joy and cheer, and to not be discouraged because of any of it, as He has overcome this world and everything that could ever happen to us in this life, we are to rejoice and be glad, for He has promised to give us His strength, His peace, and His comfort, encouragement, refreshing, restoration and renewal! Our’s is the victory forever and always, because The Most High, Papa God, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, is our LORD and Savior, The Great I Am, who is always there for us! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/21/15- “For Papa God So Loved—NOT, For Papa God Was Really Upset!” (1 John 4:18)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/21/15- ” For Papa God So Loved—NOT, For Papa God Was Really Upset!” (1 John 4:18)
Premise Question: What force compels, motivates and then sustains, those who respond to Papa God’s message of love, grace and mercy; is it Papa God’s perfect love, or fear of His just judgement, wrath and punishment?
“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.” (1 John 4:18 NLT)
When we fully experience Papa God’s love, there’s not even a residue of fear left in us. No feelings of inadequacy, or being afraid of not measuring up to, or deserving His great love; because Papa God’s love is without defect or flaws, beyond any improvement, perfect in every way, and is exactly what is needed to expel, by an overwhelming force, all of our fears. Fear will never be able to accomplish Papa God’s divine purpose and will in our lives! Because being afraid of Papa God, His wrath, punishment and judgement, is not and shall not ever be what’s going to keep us holy, righteous, and pure! For those who are motivated merely by being fearful of Papa God’s wrath, will never be sustained by, nor will they ever be made whole and complete, flawless, faultless, and correct, in every detail in their life; for we are only ever made perfect, whole and complete, in His love, not in His wrath! (1 John 4:18 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Being fearful of the outpouring of Papa God’s judgements, His just wrath and punishment, is never going to be a sustainable, proper motivator or efficacious compeller, to keep one upon the straight and narrow path that leads to righteousness and an eternal life of abundant joy and comforting peace! For a fear of death, hell and eternal punishment is not what saves, spares and sustains us! It always was, always is and shall ever be, only Papa God’s lavish and perfect love being poured out upon our lives, that saves, spares and completely sustains us, in this life and throughout all of eternity. Papa God was not upset with us when He graciously chose to send His One and Only Son to this world, for the express purpose of redeeming all of humankind, by not sparing His Son, who freely laid down His life, as a ransom for our lives, in order to save us, spare us and then sustain us, not only during our time here on earth, but throughout all of eternity; but He was showing us how much He loved us, with His genuinely true and authenticated, everlasting perfect love! The only good thing that can truly come out of a fear of Papa God’s wrath and punishment being poured out upon humankind, should be utilized as an urgent call and compelling motivator for each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, to see it, accept it, be aware of it, know it and then, do something about it, by diligently acting upon it, with complete devotion; to faithfully share the message of hope, which is Papa God’s Good News message of love, grace and mercy, with all those who will choose to accept and personally experience it. Because if they don’t choose to respond and accept His perfect love, grace and mercy, then certain judgement of His wrath and punishment shall follow. Everyone should grow fully into an awareness and understanding of Papa God’s love, as Papa God wasn’t really upset with us, when He sent His Son, but was absolutely motivated and compelled by His love for us and all of humankind. So, we too, ought to be motivated by His lavish and great love; for the empirical evidence that shows that one has fully experienced Papa God’s perfect love, is when they are no longer motivated by being full of fear, but are motivated by being full of His perfect love, as all fear has been expelled and replaced, by Papa God’s perfect love! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/26/15- “Little With Fear VS Abundance With Trouble!” (Proverbs 15:16)
Premise Question: Is this concept, found in Papa God’s Holy Wisdom Book, (that we are better off having a meager existence with a healthy reverential awe for The LORD, rather than, to possess an unusually large fortune that’s accompanied by inner strife and unrest) truly something that we, as believers, accept, believe and practice?
Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. (Proverbs 15:16 NLT)
Even though it may seem insane, or a nonsensical concept to accept, believe or practice, it is much more preferable, being full of superior wisdom, to live and have a meager existence, with a healthy reverential awe for The LORD, rather than, an unusually large, extravagant fortune, accompanied by internal turbulence, tumult and great unrest. (Proverbs 15:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Perhaps the answer to this question can be addressed with: It all depends on the perspective that you’re coming from and the experience you’ve had, in life! For, if on the one hand, you’ve always been blessed with an abundance of wealth and you’ve never had the opportunity to know what it’s like to live on a meager existence, it is incongruent to you, and therefore, you may not be able to relate. While, on the other hand, if you’ve always been challenged to live on a sparse amount, having never experienced what it’s like to live with an over abundance of riches, then you may have a difficult time in accepting the concept, as well, but just from a completely different perspective. So, what source should and can we believe, as being true and, who and where do we go for the definitive, being superior, answer? Let’s look at Paul The Apostle: He said that he had lived in both scenarios and had come to understand that the secret was to learn to be content, no matter what the scenario. (Philippians 4:11-12) Paul also tells Timothy that true godliness, with contentment, is itself great wealth. Because after all, in actuality, we were born with nothing and there’s not anything we’ll be able to take with us when we leave this world. So, we ought to be content if we have enough to eat and clothes to wear. Paul goes on to say to Timothy, that those who desire to become rich, may open themselves up to all kinds of tempting snares and thus, could be subject to falling for them, with devastating repercussions. He continues with, the love of money, not money itself, but the inordinate affection of money, is the “tap root” of all kinds of nefarious activities and one with that root in their life, could end up with a boatload of regrets and plenty of sorrows! (1 Timothy 6:6-10) Now we could continue this discussion, but for the sake of space and time, let me leave you with a couple other scrips to consider: (Mark 4:19, Matthew 6:20, Luke 12:34). Finally, no matter what scenario we may be experiencing, in life, let’s believe, accept, receive and put into practice, the wise counsel of The LORD, and experience true wealth, which is, godliness, with contentment. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/01/15- “The LORD Is My Help, Therefore, I Will Be Satisfied And Won’t Fear Others!” (Hebrews 13:5-6)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/01/15- “The LORD Is My Help; Therefore, I Shall Be Satisfied And Won’t Fear Others!” (Hebrews 13:5-6)
Premise Question: Is there someone, anyone, in this life, that we should fear, feeling or thinking, within ourselves, that they somehow have the power or ability to influence, circumvent or frustrate, short circuit, or even ultimately thwart and prevent Papa God’s divine will; His planned purpose and intended desire, for our life and ministry, from ever happening, while here on this earth?
Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” So we can say with confidence, “The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6 NLT)
Don’t ever allow money or lack thereof, to control you in any way or to be the determining factor in what you do for The LORD and His Kingdom. Nor are you to ever let it rule your life, in always wanting and needing more of it or what it can buy. Always choose to be satisfied and gratified, completely content with what you do have and then, trust The LORD to make provision for what you need, that you don’t have, for this life and ministry. For Papa God has clearly spoken to us, “I will not ever fall short or be deficient, in fulfilling My purpose and will for you. And, I shall also never leave you behind, by forsaking and giving up on you!” That is why, we can declare, being fully confident and assured, that The LORD is my helper, in all things and at all times; therefore, there will not ever be anyone nor anything that shall cause me to be paralyzed with debilitating fear. With all that said, what really is there that anyone can do to me, that Papa God won’t take care of completely? Nothing! (Hebrews 13:5-6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Because it is Papa God Himself, Who tells us He will not leave or forsake us, we are fully assured, that He, The LORD is our helper and therefore, we have nothing and no one to fear! Now, everything is Papa God filtered. So, it may appear to us, at times, that perhaps there are some who may have the ability to exert or have undo influence over the affairs of our lives, but this is not the real case or truth, for it may be that The LORD is allowing something to occur, what seems to be evidence that proves the case, when in fact, it is actually being put to use, by Papa God, as training in righteousness, so that, we will be fully equipped and completely prepared, lacking in nothing, for the divine purpose, work and ministry that The LORD has pre-determined and called us to do, while here on this earth. And all this, so that, The LORD will be glorified, in all that we do! Blessings…
Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. (Proverbs 22:4 NIV)
True humility, emanating from a heart that is meek and contrite, shows due reverential awe and respect towards Holy God, our Lord and Savior; it’s recompense is our bountiful reward, for it compensates us with an abundance of valuable possessions of wealth, health and great worth, as well as, having the distinct honor of being highly favored and esteemed, being blessed with an extended duration of our existence, here on earth, way beyond what is the normal life expectancy.