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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