SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/23/15- “We’ve Been Granted Freedom To Be Free And To Stay Free!” (Galatians 5:1)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/23/15- “We’ve Been Granted Freedom To Be Free And To Stay Free!” (Galatians 5:1)
Premise Question: Once any of us has been released from the bondage of sin, having been set free from the perilous darkness and certain death sentence, and are hereby, now a full fledged member of The Company of The Redeemed, having truly tasted and fully experienced the real freedom that only Jesus Christ can provide, with all of its blessings and benefits, why would any of us ever choose to return to our previous state of hopelessness, held in captivity and in bondage to our sinful plight?
“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” (Galatians 5:1 NLT)
It is for our great benefit of individual personal liberty, that Christ has provided freedom to all who choose to become members of The Company of The Redeemed, having the ability to move freely, while enjoying all the rights and privileges afforded to them, because they’ve been released and set free from the penalty of sin, which is eternal death and destruction. Therefore, stay strong, firm and resolute in the wonderful knowledge and assurance of your freedom, not allowing yourself to ever become entangled by the strangling cords and heavy weights of the onerous obligations of an agency of oppression, that’s restrictive and controlling, by putting you, once again, back into restraints of bondage and captivity. (Galatians 5:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What a great premise question for all of us to ponder and to seriously, with grave sincerity, consider. To expound upon the premise question even further; why would any of us, after having tasted and experienced The LORD’s goodness and gentleness, His mercy and kindness, His gracious favor, and real freedom, ever subject ourselves again to being under the influence and control of the brutal authorities, the powers of darkness and evil rulers of this world? There are many reasons that can possibly be given, even some of them, could quite probably, fall under the heading of mitigating circumstances; but most, if not all of them, can be attributed to our own personal decisions and choices, our own actions, behaviors, thoughts, habits, practices and weaknesses, and especially, our own inappropriate personal desires. Here are just a select few that we all need to be aware and extremely leery of, for our own benefit and well being, as well as, for the benefit and good of those around us: Isolation, insulation, arrogance and pride, being full of conceit, self confidence and pomposity, given to being slothful and lazy, lacking discipline and integrity, being anemic and weak, due to an insufficient prayer life, a lack of fellowship and intimacy with The LORD, through spending quality time in His Word and a significant and sufficient amount of time in worship and praise of Him, both personally and corporately, with other believers. We are too prone to worry, self-doubt, self-hate, self-loathing, being fearful, full of anxiety, shame and remorse, allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed by all of this and more, and then, becoming completely exasperated, whereby we end up yielding and then finally succumbing to failure and defeat. Other mitigating reasons, valid or invalid, perhaps may include sleep deprivation, deception, falling prey to some scheme, snare or trap, thus becoming entangled in an intricate plan and web of deceit and despair, taken advantage of in a moment of weakness and vulnerability, thus becoming entrapped and ensnared by the actions, will and desires of someone else. Or there is always the established sage wisdom and obvious accepted fact, that a fool and his money, as well as his good reputation, will soon be separated! Added to that sage statement is the one from Solomon: “As a dog returns to his vomit, so too, a fool returns to his own folly!” But, we are not without hope! Even if we have fallen prey to our own devices or the devices and schemes of others or even life itself and all of its vagaries and vicissitudes! We can be set free, we are set free, we can continue to stay free, if we will not allow ourselves to once again be enslaved by our own devices, and thus, become subject again to the laws of sin, death and the rulers, principalities and authorities of this world! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/27/15- “Freedom For All Who Turn To The LORD!”
(2 Corinthians 3:17)
Premise Question: Just what does it truly mean and encompass, and what is required of us, in order to fully experience the reality of the completely liberating freedom, that’s found only where the Spirit of The LORD is present?
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17 NLT)
Now, since it is a given and has already been established and understood, that The LORD and The Spirit are absolutely one and the same, and that, whenever and wherever, at anyplace, anytime, anywhere, everyplace and everywhere, The Manifest Presence of The Most High, which is The Spirit of The LORD, shows up and is present, there is absolute liberty and freedom for all, who turn to Him, to be had. (2 Corinthians 3:17 PDCP)
Bottom Line: *What it truly means for us to experience true freedom is: we are no longer subject to being held captive by the covenant of the law of sin and death, but have now been set free to see, by a new and living covenant of life, with all blinders and mind blocks, on our ability to comprehend, perceive and receive, with complete understanding, being utterly removed. *What it encompasses is: the ability and spiritual anointing to minister effectively no matter where we are or who we’re with, or what the situation or circumstances may be. We will, without fear, and with great courage, be able to live free, speak freely, and with boldness, because The Spirit of The LORD’S presence is always with us. *What is required of us, is to turn to Him, believe and receive Him, as our LORD and Savior, then rely on Him to lead, guide and direct us, in our new found freedom. The old way had a glory that was fading away, but the new way, by and through The Spirit, will never fade away, or ever be diminished in its capacity; for the law always ends in death, but, The Spirit always brings freedom, with life everlasting, because wherever The Spirit of The LORD is, there is life and freedom! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/21/15- “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 our freedom and blessings. (Galatians 5:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I truly believe, that The Church in America, has been extremely blessed for the divine purpose and reason of having the great ability to bless and reach those who are less fortunate. I believe that Papa God has given us, The United States, a trust. He desires that we be good, honorable and faithful servants, to utilize 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 to get on the path that see them succeed in life; thereby, fulfilling Papa God’s commands, His will and purpose, and one of the main reasons He for granted us freedom in the first place, which, if we’ll do, will highly please 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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Held captive, as an indentured bond slave, without any capacity or ability to repay the suffocating and cruel crushing indebtedness required of us to pay for our liberty, so that, we may live our lives in freedom and peace; He, The LORD, comes to our rescue and defense, as our benefactor, our liberator and redeemer, He sets us free from the indentureship of bondage, completely and fully satisfying our overwhelming onerous indebtedness. All thanks and praise to The One True God, The Sovereign Lord God Almighty, His name is Jesus Christ, The Savior of Humanity.
For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. (1 Peter 2:15-16 NIV)
The Sovereign Lord God Almighty, fully intended, that you have the capacity, with His enabling, to live your life circumspectly, and that your life should be accompanied by generous acts of kindness and doing good to everyone; therefore, living this way will have the wonderful effect of completely succeeding in squelching and utterly dismantling the prattle of the misinformed, as well as, the uninformed; those who happen to lack sense, who are shortsighted, without any prudence or discretion. Choose to live your lives, as those who’ve been liberated, set free, released from bondage, being a full fledged member in good standing, with all rights and privileges, of The Company of The Redeemed, but refuse to use your privilege of liberty to disguise, conceal, mask or camouflage an indulgent licentious lifestyle; you are God’s holy and uniquely chosen people, His bond servants, therefore, live, being wholly subject, to Him and Him alone. (1 Peter 2:15-16 PDCP)
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7 NIV)
God Himself has imparted and provided for us, (the company of the redeemed) His promise, The Gift of The Holy Spirit, which in no way, makes us, (God’s Holy remnant) subject to fear, intimidation or being afraid of or being manipulated by, the enemy of our souls, but rather, infuses and fills us, (God’s loved and precious own, personally chosen by Him) with His strength, confidence, ability, His authority and power to “blow things up” both in the physical and spiritual realms, in order to effect change in the atmosphere and our environment, having the ability to exhibit His undying, unfailing, unrelenting, absolute unconditional love, beyond our own capacity, towards others, and with a calm, well balanced, as well as, disciplined mind, fully determined to endure, never giving up or quitting, but finishing strong. (2 Timothy 1:7 PDCP)
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