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…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/20- “So, You Say You Want To Be Happy!”
Premise Question: What can you do, that will, as a direct result, cause you to experience true authentic joy and happiness, each and every day of your life; no matter what you may presently be facing and enduring or at any future time in your life, with regards to what you may have to go through?
Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. (Psalms 119:2 NLT)
The direct result of coming into agreement and compliance with Papa God’s Holy Laws, of loving and pursuing Him, as a life long “Holy Quest,” with your whole heart, soul, mind and body, and, by loving others as yourself, will produce an effervescence of rapturous, jubilant and gratifying joy; deep within the within of the innermost part of your being, which is the very essence, and at the core, of who you really are. (Psalm 119:2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There’s really only one answer to the Premise Question: Love Papa God and love people, everywhere! The follow up evidence, that one is actually doing this, is found in the next verse of Psalm 119, verse 3: They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. (Psalms 119:3 NLT)
Let’s do this, people of Papa God and servants of The Most High LORD, with everyone everywhere! What have we got to lose? What we have to gain, is true, authentic real joy, and a life filled with true happiness and the everlasting peace and joy of The LORD! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/06/15- “Note To Self—Then Too Everyone Else!” (James 1:2-3)
Premise Question: Is there ever any good thing that can come, when we, The Company of The Redeemed, choose to complain, mumble, grumble or groan; rather than, looking at it with joy and considering it a privileged opportunity to grow and see the purpose and will of Papa God revealed in us?
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” (James 1:2-3 NLT)
Acknowledge, accept and embrace the difficult times in your life. Recognize them all, as honored and privileged opportunities, to experience the ultimate in pure delight, with great felicity, my dearly beloved fellow members in The Company of The Redeemed. For whenever, whomever and wherever you may encounter these difficult people and times, which will be hardships that are numerous, varied and sundry in kind, don’t ever let any of it, in any way, throttle or disable you, due to the reality of what you should already be aware, “au courant” of and familiar with; that being, the ongoing process, in your sojourn and walk of faith, of the evaluation and verification of your full confidence and complete trust and reliance that you’ve placed upon and in The LORD GOD Almighty. This then, will have the perfect result and effect of bringing into existence into your life, not just a lofty desire, thought or wonderful aspiration, but a valiant tenacious courage, a resolute determination and steady persistence, which will empower you, enabling you to stay on, not stray from, and to walk uprightly upon the path of Papa God’s divine purpose for your life. (James 1:2-3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Nope! Complaining, mumbling, grumbling and groaning has never brought or bought anything good or righteous into our lives! Therefore, here’s something for everyone of us to seriously consider, then diligently, with devotion and dogged determination, follow! Note to self, then to everyone else: no more giving into moaning and groaning, mumbling and grumbling, bumbling and stumbling, crumbling into a heap of desperation and despair, being depressed and oppressed, completely suppressed, kept under duress. But, choose to joyfully accept, embrace and endure the hardships in your life, as part and partial of the process, for they are only a trace of Papa God’s unique and divine purpose being fully accomplished, in your sojourn of this life. So, choose to always rejoice in the midst of your ordeal and trial, knowing full well, that His perfect purpose is soon to be fulfilled. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/24/15- “Its A Brand New Day, Therefore, It’s A Great Time To Ding About You, O LORD!” (Psalms 59:16)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/24/15- “Its A Brand New Day, Therefore, It’s A Great Time To Sing About You, O LORD!” (Psalms 59:16)
Premise Question: What day is it, what time is it, what are we to do about it and where are we to go?
“But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.” (Psalms 59:16 NLT)
But as for me, I will choose to begin each new day, by rising up and singing a song, about Your marvelously strong and all powerful matchless strength. I will choose to rejoice, with celebratory worship and praise, by singing out, at the top of my lungs, using all of my breath, letting everyone, within earshot, know of Your incomparable, always constant, never failing, immeasurable love. For You, O LORD GOD Almighty, are my place of refuge, the tower of strength, that I run into for shelter and cover, my place of safety and aid and my escape from all that is troubling, harmful, harassing and dangerous, my sanctuary of peace, my eternal resting place and my all sufficient provision for all of my needs. (Psalms 59:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I don’t know about anyone else, and therefore, I won’t speak for anyone else. But this one thing I do absolutely know for sure. Each and everyday of my existence, I know what day and time it is and I do know what I’ve decided to do about it and where and what direction I’m headed and going towards! For each and every day is a brand new day, given to me by The LORD, that I have the privilege, honor and blessed opportunity to say: This is the day that The LORD has made; therefore, I will rejoice and be very glad in it! I will choose to sing of the mercies of The LORD everyday! I will sing about His marvelous works and how His unfailing love endures forever and is extended to all generations everyday! I will sing everyday about how He is my safe hiding place, the place that I always run into when I’m in trouble or distressed, in desperate need of His comfort and peace, His protection, aid and relief and a strong shelter during life’s tumult and storms. What day is it, what time is it and what should we do about it? It’s a brand new day, and therefore, it’s a great day to sing, shout and proclaim to everyone, including declaring it to ourselves, that The LORD is good and greatly to be praised and worshipped, with songs of thanksgiving and heartfelt gratitude! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/13/15- “Our Salvation And Ultimate Victory, Comes From The LORD God Almighty!” (Isaiah 12:2-3)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/13/15- “Our Salvation And Ultimate Victory, Comes From The LORD God Almighty!” (Isaiah 12:2-3)
Premise Question: Why are we able to drink our fill, even to overflowing and to our hearts delight, from the fountain of everlasting life?
“See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.” With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!” (Isaiah 12:2-3 NLT)
It is without any doubt, that I confidently declare, without hesitation, intrepidness or reservation and with full assurance and certainty; that The LORD God Almighty is my deliverer and my salvation. I will completely rely on His integrity, ability, strength and His supernal righteous character; therefore, I will never give into fear, by being afraid of anything or anyone. For The Sovereign LORD, The LORD God Almighty Himself, gives me the capacity and efficacious ability, to face and endure any trial, trouble, tribulation or turmoil, that I may encounter, and, He surrounds me with His shield of protection and favor. So, it’s without equivocation that I reiterate, The LORD God Almighty is my salvation, for He has rescued and delivered me, giving me the ultimate victory over death, hell and the grave, and has thereby, granted me the wonderful privilege of celebrating, with exuberant rejoicing, by drinking to my fill, even to overflowing, from the fountain of everlasting life, which is, the ultimate victors championship cup of salvation!” (Isaiah 12:2-3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It is only because of Papa God’s great unfailing love that He has for and has proven, as well as, clearly shown, for His beloved and most cherished and unique part of His creation, humankind, that was created in His image, by sending His only begotten Son to rescue and redeem humankind from certain destruction and eternal damnation, that we are now able to drink deeply from the fountain of life, which quenches completely and satisfies fully, our insatiable hunger and thirst for a real authentic life; that’s full of love, mercy, grace, comfort, provision and kindness. The legend of what the great Spanish explorer Ponce de León was remembered for, (searching for the fountain of youth) is actually found only in Papa God’s provision of the true fountain of life, the real cup of salvation, which is His only Son, who is our LORD and Redeeming Savior, Jesus Christ! Stay thirsty, drink deeply, my dearly beloved brothers and sisters! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/10/15- “The Hope Of Humankind, Jesus Christ, The Sovereign LORD Of All!” (Romans 15:13)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/10/15- “The Hope Of Humankind, Jesus Christ, The Sovereign LORD Of All!” (Romans 15:13)
Premise Question: Who is the true source of real joy and perfect peace, and what are we, The Company of The Redeemed specifically called, with expectation, to do with it?
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NLT)
May Papa God, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, who is the fountainhead of all comfort, strength and hope, fill you beyond capacity, even to overflowing, with His great rejoicing joy and His harmonious tranquil peace; as you place your complete believing faith and utter reliance upon Him, Jesus Christ, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty of all. In so doing, you, shall continually be a refreshing, effervescent flowing, fountain of life, filled with real hope, for all those who are full of anguish and despair, feeling dismayed and discouraged, rejected and dejected, desperately barren and brittle, dehydrated, drained and dry, without any prospects of real hope upon the horizon. This real hope, that fills you to overflowing, is The Blessed and only real Hope of humankind. And, it will never disappoint, falter nor fail, for it is fully endowed and supplied, by the overwhelming, more than sufficient power, of The Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, are all called to be filled completely, even to overflowing, with the releasing, refreshing joy and perfect peace of Papa God, who is the veritable fountainhead and true life giving source of real hope. Then, we are to carry this precious presence of the Blessed Hope of refreshing and renewing joy, that is within us, to a world that lacks hope and is desperately searching for relief, refreshing, renewal, with a sense of wanting to know why they are here, where and how they fit in, and what their reason and purpose for being here is. Let’s all become more aware and in tune, making sure that we are being filled to overflowing, each and every day, with the veritable presence of The Holy Spirit, The Blessed Hope, in our lives, so that we will become an effervescent fountain of life, that is flows out of our lives and into the world; touching the hurting, the helpless, the hopeless, the needy, the searching and the discouraged and dismayed, with the renewing and refreshing joy and perfect peace of Papa God, The only real Hope of humankind, The Blessed Hope, Jesus Christ, who is the true Fountain of Life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/13/15 “The End Of All Shame And Disgrace!” (Isaiah 61:7)
Premise Question: What does it mean to enjoy a double share of honor, possess a double portion of prosperity and to personally own and experience real joy and great delight that lasts forever?
Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. (Isaiah 61:7 NLT)
Rather than continuing to receive and having to constantly endure the degrading humiliation of insult after insult being heaped upon you, along with experiencing huge personal regret and feeling the pain of shame and ignominious disgrace, as well as, also being the focal point of everyone’s disdain and favorite object of scorn; you will now be the recipient of a double blessing and anointing. And, rather than experiencing a loss of respect, honor and esteem, while invariably being dismissed by everyone, you will now be overjoyed, expressing and rejoicing fully in The LORD’S delight, because of your wonderful legacy and glorious inheritance. You shall now receive a double portion blessing of provision and protection, as you walk, work and worship, flourishing and thriving, in your own land, continually being filled to overflowing, with the joy, strength and honor of The LORD forevermore. (Isaiah 61:7 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Enjoying a double share of honor is when all of your shame and ignominious disgrace is removed and replaced with double the amount of honor and recognition of that which you were receiving and were recognized for while being dishonored. Example: You are highly esteemed, honored and desired; and therefore, now chosen, and when chosen, you are now chosen first, not last!
Possessing a double portion of prosperity means that you have received twice as much as the anointing, the blessing and gift that’s been given to others! Examples: Elisha’s double anointing that he received from The LORD, through Elijah; Job’s prosperity of many blessings of family, lands and possessions, along with his influence and respect was twice what it was before he was tested and tried. Interesting to note: Job was greatly blessed, not only after the testing, but after he prayed for blessings to be bestowed upon his friends, the same friends who had criticized him and told him to give up, curse Papa God and die; and also, a double portion of honor should be given to those spiritual leaders who serve honorably and handle their ministerial duties well, especially for those who work diligently preaching, teaching and effectively communicating The Word.
When someone has the wonderful and glorious experience of enjoying, with complete confidence and the full assurance of knowing that you now own and personally possess, the greatest joy and most pleasurable delight, and that nothing and no one can ever remove it or take it away from you, as it is a joy that lasts forever, well, that absolutely means it’s time to celebrate and rejoice! Right? Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/26/15- “The Joy Of Discipline!” (Psalms 94:12-13)
Premise Question: Why is it, that those who are disciplined by The LORD, are full of His joy and completely satisfied, in the process?
Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions. You give them relief from troubled times until a pit is dug to capture the wicked. (Psalms 94:12-13 NLT)
Blissfully and exuberantly happy, full of joy, completely contented and exorbitantly fortunate are those You choose to train, equip, chastise and exercise authority over, Sovereign LORD God Almighty; those You choose to impart wonderful revelation knowledge of and instruction in Your perfect and established commands; You, Oh LORD, bestow and confer upon them Your great deliverance and release, from onerous times of distressing vexing afflictions and agitating harassments, even creating a place to capture, overwhelm and then hold, those who are morally reprehensible, the wickedly evil. (Psalm 94:12-13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Understanding and accepting the premise, that The LORD only disciplines those that are His own and are loved by Him; discipline is not ever to be characterized as punishment or judgement, but to be seen as a critically important part of the process of growing, learning, being prepared, instructed and made ready for the divine purposes and will of Papa God. His very instructions/commands bring us to life and then fills us with an overwhelming joy for living a life that will be pleasing to Him! His discipline is intentionally intense training in righteousness, so we should therefore, always be thankful, and gratefully embrace the process of learning that sculpts and molds us to His liking, and then rejoice and be glad, while The LORD administers His loving discipline, for eventually, if we are patient and endure His discipline, we will be completely whole and mature, lacking nothing. The process will include, learning to hike and traverse difficult mountains, enduring the climb, in order to reach the summit and take in the breathtaking view, only to then navigate the descent into the valley below, trudging and slogging through the depths of the valley of death and despair, as we are being prepared for the next hike up the next mountain. Remember though, it is high upon the mountain top that The LORD BLESSES us; but, it is in the valley below that He BUILDS us up, in order to prepare us for the next mountain to climb! We also can and should be, extremely joyful that He brings us relief and refreshing from all our difficult challenges and troubles, and will eventually take care of those who are causing us trouble, trial or tribulation! The LORD is good to us, even in the most arduously difficult times, The LORD is good all the time! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/08/15- “A Direct Connection!” (John 16:24)
Premise Question: What were the implications, that would be put into place, as a direct result of The LORD’S new announcement, of a dramatic paradigm shift in the dynamics of how we approach, commune with, relate to and fellowship with Papa God, especially since it was not something that had been happening on a frequent or regular basis up to that point in time?
You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy. (John 16:24 NLT)
Up to this time you’ve not been able to ask for, request or have any expectation of receiving anything in My Name, but now, at this present time and continually hereafter, I’m giving you a personal invitation to call upon My Name, Jesus, asking what you will, then receiving, and taking full possession of what is being delivered to you directly from My Father, Papa God, and through The Spirit; thereby, shall you experience extreme pleasure, great delight and the highest degree of felicity; thoroughly whole and complete, lacking nothing, missing nil! (John 16:24 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The LORD Jesus Christ was describing and disclosing to the disciples the dramatic paradigm shift that was in the process of taking place. It, for them, was something brand new, not even a thought or consideration had entered their mind, up to that point in time, as they had never done this before. It was not a slight variation or nuance of what they had been doing, but a huge change and adjustment in their approach and practice. For now, they were being told that they would no longer be subject to having to go through some other person or do some specific ritual, in order to reach out to Papa God, because Jesus Himself was establishing a direct connection to Papa God! All they had to do was use His Name, Jesus, through the facilitation of The Holy Spirit, and they could approach, communicate, relate and fellowship with Papa God, on a personal and individual level and basis. The resulting implications and change in dynamics are absolutely wonderful! Being able to talk directly to Papa God, having the leading, guiding, comforting, teaching, revealing, interceding and empowering presence of the personal Holy Spirit, which is the life giving and life sustaining indwelling Spirit of Christ, in our lives, is not only intoxicating, but extremely exhilarating, full of joy, peace and the truth. Furthermore, we are given insights and understanding into and about the future; and that, without being anxious and full of fear. Here is a simple explanation of the dynamic that has taken place: Papa God loved His creation, humankind, they got horribly lost and their direct connection to Papa God was severed by sin, so Papa God sends Jesus to repair the severed connection, in order to save, renew and reconcile the old with the new, reconnecting humankind back to Papa God through Jesus The Christ, His Son, our Savior. Jesus then finishes and completes the work He was given to do, by His Father, Papa God, and He goes back to Papa God and then sends His Spirit, The Holy Spirit, to become the perfect facilitator for our relationship with Papa God. Then He, The Holy Spirit does all, for us, as Jesus has instructed and sent Him to do, in accordance and agreement with all that Papa God has entrusted and given His Son Jesus to do! Thank Papa God, His Son Jesus and The Holy Spirit, for now, we have access, a direct connection to The Most High, in The Name of Jesus and facilitated by His Spirit, The Holy Spirit! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/13/15- “Fruit That Far Surpasses Inspection!”
Premise Question: Who is responsible for, how does the process take place and for what purpose and reason why, should there be different kinds and amounts of useful, being spiritually beneficial, fruit, that ought to be produced, as a gold standard yielding righteous harvest, in and from each of our lives, as members of The Company of The Redeemed?
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22-23 NLT)
But when The Holy Spirit is allowed full and free reign in the believing and practicing member of The Company of The Redeemed’s life, then, there will be an entirely different result of the kinds and amounts of fruit that’s produced in their redeemed lives. Because now, His all consuming and unfailing love will take center stage in their lives, as their hearts will be full of Papa God’s exuberant, full of glory and refreshing joy, His conciliatory and tranquil, harmonious peace, His ever steady and calmly composed patience, His benevolent kindness, His reliable trustworthiness and faithfulness to His Word, His meek and gentleness that He displays towards us, we will display towards others, and His restraint and perfect poise and control that He clearly exhibits in every situation, circumstance and on every occasion. There isn’t any rule or established law, that would ever hinder or prevent us from, with the help and enabling of Papa God’s Spirit, to be producers of this kind of fruit! (Galatians 5:22-23 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Who is responsible is: each one of us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, working in conjunction with The Holy Spirit. How the process takes place is: that we, with diligence, will allow The Holy Spirit to have full and free reign to plow up and plant deep every field and area in our lives with the righteous seeds that will bring forth a bountiful yield, each after its own kind. Why and for what purpose is: so that, a righteous harvest is produced in each one of us; one that is a veritable abundant harvest of every varietal and kind of every good fruit; and that, for the express and urgent purpose of meeting the desperate needs of those who would benefit greatly, by the growth, production and maturity thereof, of each believer. Which is, of course, a life-giving, being thoroughly nourishing and fully refreshing, as well as, completely satisfying, and having the desired result of everyone experiencing the wonderful and greatly needed blessing for all those who come in contact with and partake of the fruit being produced in the followers of Christ, so that they then, will have the ability to flourish and be completely renewed themselves. We really ought to be producing copious amounts of every kind of spiritually good and righteous fruit. There’s a great need in the world today, for The Company of The Redeemed to produce and exhibit, with liberality, this kind of good fruit, that not only will pass inspection, but surpasses it! And there isn’t any rule or law against it! For nothing prevents us, as members in good standing of The Company of The Redeemed, with full access to the enabling and comforting power and the encouraging presence of Papa God’s Spirit, from having the full capacity and capability of producing this kind of fruit, except, our own impertinent attitudes, personal behaviors and stubborn ways. Blessings…
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Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:12 NIV)
Bring me, Your humble, broken and extremely grateful servant, back to the place and moment where You first shared with me the epitome and very essence of Your complete joy, in it’s highest degree and fullest measure, Your salvation, my redemption. I entreat You, Almighty Sovereign Lord, to bestow upon me, Your humble and broken, full of gratitude servant, a right disposition in my spirit, with a willing heart that’s determined to always honor and obey You, for only You, O Lord, can truly sustain me. (Psalm 51:12 PDCP)