SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/31/15- “You’re Not Encroaching, When Confidently Approaching, The Throne Of Grace!” (Hebrews 4:16)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/31/15- “You’re Not Encroaching, When Confidently Approaching, The Throne Of Grace!” (Hebrews 4:16)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…
Premise Question: What is the reason we now have personal access to the very throne room of The Almighty?
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” (Hebrews 4:16 NLT)
Armed with the wonderfully liberating knowledge, of who it is that has opened up the door, that now allows us, with courage and full confidence, to gain unfettered access into the very throne room and manifest presence of Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty; we all, members of The Company of The Redeemed, should now, therefore, fearlessly draw near to the throne of The Almighty, in order to exchange our bungled bankrupted lives for His benevolent tender mercies, and thereby, experience His unmerited gracious favor, which is the remedy, for not only our greatest need, but all our needs, and is given to us, in a timely manner, on time, every time and for all time. (Hebrews 4:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It’s all because of what our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ, The Son of The Most High, who is The Savior of humankind, accomplished for us, upon the cross, in the grave and then, over death and in the great unknown and beyond; that we now have been granted personal access to bravely and confidently approach the very throne of grace, mercy and unfailing love of Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, to receive the appropriate aid and help, at the right time, every time, in our time of need. So, you’re not encroaching when confidently approaching Papa God’s throne of grace! Be thankful for this past year and hopeful for the new year upon us! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/13/15- “He, The LORD, Will Make You Strong!” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Premise Question: How often and when does The LORD GOD Almighty make us, His precious and beloved children, strong?
“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT)
But the magnificent and most merciful LORD GOD Almighty set me straight, with this greatly encouraging admonition: “My ever faithful, loving kindness is all that you will ever need, it will always suffice, for My efficacious ability to accomplish and fulfill My divine design, will and purpose for your life, becomes ideal and absolutely impeccable, when in your frailty, inadequacies, infirmities and afflictions, you choose to completely rely upon Me!” Now that, is the reason why I’m more than happy and joyful to speak, with excessive pride, in an exaggerated manner and grandiose fashion, about my inglorious inadequacies, frail infirmities and noisome afflictions; knowing full well that The LORD GOD Almighty Himself is empowering me to do all that He desires, fulfilling and accomplishing in me and through me, His divine design, purpose and will for my life and ultimately, all for His Glory. (2 Corinthians 12:9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: He does it always through His sufficient grace and by His power. For He, The LORD GOD Almighty, will always make us strong, in our weaknesses, as we choose to rely on His strength and not our own. Sometimes though, our own strengths can become our weaknesses, when we choose to rely on them, rather than relying upon The LORD’S strength and all sufficient grace. But, even still, in our own strength/weaknesses, when yielded to Him, He will make us strong! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/02/15- “We Are Papa God’s Masterpiece—Saved By Grace—Created To Do Good Works!” (Ephesians 2:8-10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/02/15- “We Are Papa God’s Masterpiece—Saved By Grace—Created To Do Good Works!” (Ephesians 2:8-10)
Premise Question: How did you become a legitimate member of The Company of The Redeemed, who are you, as a member of the Company of The Redeemed, and what are you to be doing, as a member of The Company of The Redeemed?
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:8-10 NLT)
For it is only because of Papa God’s unmerited favor, kindness and great love shown towards you, that you’ve been rescued and redeemed from certain death, becoming an accepted and recognized member, in right standing, in The Company of The Redeemed; and this, through your personal confession of faith and belief in His Son, Jesus Christ, when you placed your complete trust and reliance on Him. And even then, it’s not based on anything that’s been generated by your good behavior, actions or deeds, for there’s not any sort of effort, work accomplishment or achievement, that you can do or attempt to do, that will ever suffice; as it is indeed, solely based entirely upon His love for you and His free merciful gift of salvation, provided by and through the mighty works of Papa God Himself and His Son. He’s done it in this way, so that there wouldn’t ever be any personal aggrandizement to be claimed by anyone; for there’s no boasting allowed, except in The LORD and what He has done. For we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, are the unique and perfectly designed masterpiece, created by the hands of the Master Himself, our Papa God Almighty in Heaven, brought forth out of darkness and renewed by His Son, Jesus Christ, for the purpose of doing His divine works of righteousness, that Papa God had in His mind, already prepared in waiting, for each of us to do, long before we were even members of The Company of The Redeemed. (Ephesians 2:8-10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: You are saved by grace, through your faith, but not on your own, for it is a gift that comes only from God, The Heavenly Father; which can’t be earned or bought, but should be sought, so that you’ll be caught, to then be taught, in order, to do and accomplish, with The LORD’S help, the work that’s been prepared and is ready in waiting, for you to begin to do. So, get to work! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 06/12/15- “Papa God’s Unmerited Gracious Favor Is Revealed!” (Titus 2:11-12)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/12/15- “Papa God’s Unmerited Gracious Favor Is Revealed!” (Titus 2:11-12)
Premise Question: Why are we, The Company of The Redeemed, strongly admonished, with righteous and beneficial words of instruction, to reject godless living that’s filled with always wanting and seeking to please one’s carnal self; but conversely, though, are encouraged and exhorted to be consecrated, while living here in this world, by being fully dedicated and devoted to Papa God, with wisdom and righteous living, in order to be pleasing to Him?
For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, (Titus 2:11-12 NLT)
For the manifestation of Papa God’s unmerited favor, His mercy and grace, has become visibly clear, for all of humankind to see and perceive, and that His offering up of His only Son, Jesus Christ, upon the cross, which is an offer of redemption to everyone, should be joyfully celebrated, accepted and gladly received by all. Papa God has accomplished and made this possible by removing, in its entirety, the penalty of sin, which is utter destruction and damnation, being forever separated from His glorious presence and ultimately, eternal death. Papa God gives instruction to each of us, through His Holy Scriptures, on how to refrain from involving ourselves in insufferable, sinfully wicked acts and powerfully luring, seductively earthly, mundane pleasures, and He also gives us the power to live a life that restrains and denies the carnal self, thus giving us the ability to live a rectitude godly life, in this present age and the age to come, (Titus 2:11, 12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There is this thought, for some, that Papa God has given these strong instructions, because He doesn’t want His children having any fun, or doesn’t want them to experience the real and many enjoyable pleasures of this world; for without them, life is just a bore, without any real satisfaction or enjoyment, being full of nothing but drudgery! Although this may be the thinking of some, it certainly is not the case! For Papa God desires that we experience the complete fullness of joy and all of the blessings and abundance this world has to offer. Ungodly living and sinful pleasures may be enjoyable for a season, but once the season of planting seeds of sin is over, the resulting harvest surely comes, with all of the repercussions and resulting fruit in tow! So, it’s for our own good and blessed benefit, that we, The Company of The Redeemed, truly accept and follow closely, Papa God’s important instructions for living our lives here in this world, His divine plan of redemption for all of humankind, that He’s left us in His Holy Scriptures, The B-I-B-L-E- which stands for: Basic-Instructions-Before-Leaving-Earth! Then, we shall forever be in the glorious and victorious eternal presence of our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ, Papa God Almighty! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/15/15- “Teach Me!” (Psalms 143:10)
Premise Question: When we ask Papa God to teach us and to keep our feet on firm footing, does that necessarily mean that our path will always be smooth, without any ruts, cracks, bumps, or one that’s fraught with danger, peril and difficult challenges?
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. (Psalms 143:10 NLT)
Instruct me, your humble and reliant servant, to always desire to do your bidding, in order to fulfill Your will and purpose for my life, by putting You, O LORD, first and foremost in everything in my life’s journey. For You and You alone are my Almighty Sovereign Papa God, there is no other! I ask that Your loving and most merciful, being full of gracious favor, Holy Spirit would always direct and guide every step I take, upon the path forward, of my sojourn in this life. No matter what I may encounter upon the path You’ve chosen for me, I humbly request that You keep my feet from stumbling off or straying from, Your path. (Psalm 143:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Quick answer to the Premise Question: NOPE! But Papa God has given us many assurances that we should not be frightened, concerned or overwhelmed, with what we may face or encounter, while traveling upon our path in life. After all, He has clearly told us that we would have trouble, trial and tribulation in this life, but He also said not to worry about any of that, because He has overcome all of it for us! (John 14:1,16:33) For even in the midst of all of it, He is faithful to give us His joy, peace and comfort.
(1 Thessalonians 3:3-8) For He promises to never abandon or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5) We are told not, at any time or any occasion or circumstance, to fear evil or what may happen to us, for He, The LORD, will always be there beside us! (Psalm 23) And finally: We should start every day, with Psalm 40:8, as our opening salvo, in our daily prayers. The message of this verse is: That it should be our utmost desire to do His will, above all else, each and every moment, of each and every day! “Teach Me!”
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/30/15- “Papa God’s Law Reveals Our Sin, But His Grace Rules!” (Romans 5:20-21)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: “Papa God’s Law Reveals Our Sin, But His Grace Rules!” (Romans 5:20-21)
Premise Question: Without Papa God’s Law, how would we ever know that we are sinful, and are therefore, hopelessly and desperately lost; and, without Papa God’s redeeming grace, how could we ever possibly know and personally experience, His unfailing love and His magnanimous mercy?
God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:20-21 NLT)
Papa God introduced His righteous law to all of humankind, in order to fully expose sin and it’s overpowering deathly influence and effect it had upon them; both as individuals and humankind on the whole. Seemingly, though, humankind took up the challenge of testing the boundaries of Papa God’s righteous law and His marvelous grace, finding that the more they gave themselves over to the sin within, the more exponentially Papa God’s wonderful grace would greatly increase and abound. So, here is revelation: at one time, sin was able to rule humankind with absolute implicit authority, (with an iron fist) ultimately delivering them to death and eternal damnation; but, everything has changed now, for the paradigm has shifted, whereby, Papa God has introduced His awesome grace to now rule and reign over sin, in our lives, through His Son, Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior, which now enables us to be restored back into Papa God’s good graces, in order to be in right relationship with Him, so that we can spend eternity with Him in His presence. (Romans 5:20-21 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I just want to simply say…Thank You Papa God, for loving me and all of humankind enough, that You introduced Your Righteous Law to us, making our sin and the impending result of it, painfully obvious to us and then, Thank You Papa God for Your Amazing Grace, Your unfailing love and Your magnanimous mercy shown us, by sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to satisfy completely, the righteous requirements of Your Law, so consequently now, I and every other member of humankind, have the gracious opportunity afforded us, to escape certain death and damnation and enjoy eternal bliss, in Your Magnificently Glorious Presence! Blessings…
Script for today: PDCP- 12/31/14- “You’re Not Encroaching, When Confidently Approaching, The Throne Of Grace!”
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we should be conducting our lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy.
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16 NIV)
Armed with the wonderfully liberating knowledge, of who it is that has opened up the door, that now allows us, with courage and full confidence, to gain unfettered access into the throne room and manifest presence of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty; we all, members of The Company of The Redeemed, should now, therefore, fearlessly draw near to the throne of The Almighty, in order to exchange our bungled bankrupted lives, for His benevolent tender mercies, and thereby, experience His unmerited gracious favor, which is the remedy, for not only our greatest need, but all our needs, and is given to us, in a timely manner, on time, every time and for all time. (Hebrews 4:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It’s all because of what our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ, The Son of The Most High, who is The Savior of humankind, accomplished for us; that we now have access to bravely approach the very throne, of The Almighty and receive the appropriate aid and help, at the right time, every time, in our time of need. Blessings…