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: 02/05- “O What A Day!” (Isaiah 12:4-5)
Premise Question: Why will we, as believers, in that unique day, be so filled with ecstatic joy and gratitude, that explosions of outrageous, over the top expressions, of exuberant praise and celebrations, shall be seen and heard far and wide, by everyone everywhere, covering the face of the whole earth?
In that wonderful day you will sing: “Thank the LORD! Praise his name! Tell the nations what he has done. Let them know how mighty he is! Sing to the LORD, for he has done wonderful things. Make known his praise around the world. (Isaiah 12:4-5 NLT)
O what a glorious day that will be, beyond human imagination or description, as it shall be a day like no other, for on that magnificently glorious day, you shall sing out like never before; Thanking The LORD GOD Almighty for His marvelous mercy and His gracious help! Praising His incomparable Name, by giving proper, with reverential awe, homage! Announcing to the people of the earth, with great fanfare and extreme delight, the grand and glorious news of all that He has accomplished on humankind’s behalf; declaring, to everyone everywhere, with a supreme proclamation and narrative, of His excellence and mighty deeds! O sing out to The LORD GOD Almighty, like never before, let your songs of great joy describe His mighty and beyond belief wonderful acts of kindness; undeserved, but in His love, grace and mercy, done for all. Make sure His Name is praised and known, near and far, even to the very ends of the whole earth! (Isaiah 12:4-5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Why, because it is on that day, that we will fully and truly realize all that The LORD GOD Almighty has accomplished for all those who’ve placed their complete faith and trust in Him. We will see clearly and know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that He is no longer angry with us, because of our sin and our rebellion, but now, He comforts us, defends and protects us, provides for us, saves and redeems us, giving us the ultimate victory over sin, death, hell and the grave! This realization will be proclaimed and publicized, far and wide, throughout the whole earth, with some powerfully beautiful words, from an all time favorite old gospel song, as quoted by Papa God’s powerful voice to the generations past, now and beyond, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/03/15- “O LORD You Are My LORD GOD And Perfect In All You Do!” (Isaiah 25:1)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/03/15- “O LORD You Are My LORD GOD And Perfect In All You Do!” (Isaiah 25:1)
Premise Question: Why should we praise The LORD GOD Almighty?
“O LORD, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them.” (Isaiah 25:1 NLT)
Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, maker of Heaven and earth and everything therein; You, O LORD, The One True GOD, are my LORD GOD! I, Your humble and grateful servant, choose to extol You, with exuberant and extravagant joyful praise and worship. I do this, by lifting my voice and heart up in exaltation of Your Holy Name, which is above every name, to the highest place of honor and recognition; for You, O LORD, are always completely faithful in performing, with extraordinarily perfect precision, every gloriously incredible and wonderful thing that You do, have done and will yet do. All this, You have done, from before the very beginning of time, being divinely purposed, planned and determined, as to what is to happen, according to Your desired will and supreme design, which has already been eternally established, even before the foundations of the world. (Isaiah 25:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, the people of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, being accepted and sealed members of The Company of The Redeemed, should, without intrepidness, shame or reserve, declare and proclaim to everyone everywhere, that He, The LORD God Almighty, is The One True God, Whom we love, honor and serve; and, that we should also be telling everyone everywhere, of His glorious gracious acts, as well as, tell all of His great love and wonderful deeds. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/01/15- “Time To Buck Up, Soul!” (Psalms 42:11)
Premise Question: Should we really attempt to have a serious conversation with our own soul, when we are down and out, discouraged and disturbed?
“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!” (Psalms 42:11 NLT)
Why, O my soul, and for what earthly reason could there ever be an occasion, on which I would ever allow you to stay in a state of despondency, spiraling downward, feeling dejected, disheartened and depressed? Why, O my soul, would you perpetually be distressed, disrupted and disturbed deep within the within of my inmost being, in disharmony and in complete disarray? Listen up, here’s what you should immediately do, O my soul, because it’s what I’m going to do whether you want or are even ready for me to do so! I firmly put, I resolutely place, I fasten tightly, my complete hope, faith and trust, in and upon The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! I determinedly do this right now, by worshiping, with exuberant and joyful praise, The LORD GOD Almighty, my Redeemer and my most merciful, loving and full of gracious favor, Papa God! (Psalms 42:11 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Yes! We need to have a serious conversation with our soul, expressing to our soul, that no matter what is going on in our life, there is nothing in this world that we should fear or be worried about; for He, The LORD Himself, will quiet and put us at perfect peace, deep within the within of the inmost part of our being. And, He, and He alone, is able to truly satisfy the hunger, quench the thirst and fulfill the deepest yearnings, longings and desires of our souls. It’s time to tell our souls to buck up! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/27/15- “Everyday Is Thanksgiving Day!” (Psalms 100:4)
Premise Question: Why should everyday be a day of Thanksgiving?
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.” (Psalms 100:4 NLT)
The key to entering through the portal that gives and gains one access, to the passageway that leads one directly into the very presence and inner sanctum of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, is a grateful heart, filled with thanksgiving, appreciation and honor for Him; once there, inside the very courts of His manifest presence, all honor, all worship, all glory, all praise and all thanks should lavishly, with great exuberance and joy, be given and lifted up unto His Holy Name, which is The Name above every name, being the most marvelous, gracious and glorious, name, The Name of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. (Psalms 100:4 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Everyday of our existence should be a day of Thanksgiving; each and everyday deliberately entering The LORD’S presence, spending time with Him, giving Him the honor, glory and worship, with thanksgiving, that’s due His Name. Refuse to ever spend a whole day without gaining access, at some point during each day, to spend time in His presence; for if you do, you will benefit greatly when you take the time and blessed opportunity to honor The LORD thus. Happy Thanksgiving Day! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/25/15- “Don’t Just Give Papa God Thanks Now And Then, But Give Him Thanks Everyday, Continually, All The Day Long, Now And Forevermore!” (1Chronicles 29:13)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/25/15- “Don’t Just Give Papa God Thanks Now And Then, But Give Him Thanks Everyday, Continually, All The Day Long, Now And Forevermore!” (1 Chronicles 29:13)
Premise Question: Is there ever an inappropriate, wrong time or occasion for the people of Papa God to express thanksgiving and gratitude, offered up in sincerity, coming from hearts full of gratefulness, by giving all thanks, honor, praise and true worship unto His matchless and most glorious Name?
““O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name!”
(1 Chronicles 29:13 NLT)
Without any delay or procrastination, at this present moment in time and on this exact occasion, as well as, into the immediate future and beyond, at all times and on every occasion, we, Your very own chosen ones, all ascribe to You, Papa God, The Creator of Heaven and earth, our Sovereign LORD God Almighty, thanks, from the very depths of our hearts. And, we also give to You our highest, most joyful, exuberant praise and worship, with the greatest of honor, unto You and Your wonderful, matchless, marvelously and gloriously filled Name, which of course, is above every name. (1 Chronicles 29:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There is not ever a time, occasion, situation or circumstance, whereby, we, the people of Papa God, should not always be found giving all thanks, praise, honor and glory unto The King Eternal, The Creator of Heaven and earth and everything therein, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, our lavishly loving and kind, gracious and most merciful Papa God, our Redeemer and rescuing Savior! Not just occasionally, now and then, but at all times and on all occasions, let your thanks, praise, honor, glory and worship, of The LORD, be heard, seen and known, not only by Him, but everyone! Let your worship roar! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/03/15- “Together, Let Us Worship The Rock Of Our Salvation!” (Psalms 95:1-2)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/03/15- “Together, Let Us Worship The Rock Of Our Salvation!” (Psalms 95:1-2)
Premise Question: What is the critically most important key, being an absolute necessity, and then, what are some of the other significant keys, that would be extremely helpful, for us to accept and understand, in regards to our praise and worship of The LORD, The Rock of our salvation?
“Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.” (Psalms 95:1-2 NLT)
Let us, The Company of The Redeemed, all come together as one, with great delight and celebration, singing joyful exultations unto The King Eternal, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. Let us all, together in unison, with one voice, exclaim with exuberant expressions of worship and praise, that are literally expressed, being uttered at the top of our lungs and with all our might, unto our Great Protector, The Almighty Solid Rock; our Redeemer who rescues us from certain death and destruction. Let us all, together as one, with boldness, confidently approach the throne of grace and mercy of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty; entering into His glorious presence with hearts overflowing, full of gratitude and thanksgiving, for all His benefits and gracious favor given and shown us. Let us do this, by extolling His Excellency, with wonderfully inspired spiritual songs, psalms of praise, hymns and music of every ilk, kind, style, tradition and culture. (Psalms 95:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The absolutely necessary, being the critically most important key for us as members of The Company of The Redeemed, who are the dearly beloved and most cherished children of The Most High, is to come together as one, into complete and full agreement and unity, on this one vital principle and truth; that Jesus Christ is The King Eternal, The Rock of our eternal salvation, The LORD of all! And everyone who calls on The Name of The LORD, shall be saved! That is where we should and must begin. Then, after we’ve come together as one, it is important for us to celebrate and joyfully accept and embrace one another, in the various and sundry, different types, forms, functions and expressions of praise and worship. One expression of praise and worship may be more acceptable or preferred, over another, by different segments or groups, within the whole of the body and congregation of The Company of The Redeemed. But they all should be joyfully accepted, recognized and celebrated, as all of them have as their focus, or at least should have, the wonderful expressions of laudations, exultations, exaltation and thanksgivings being offered up to The LORD; all coming and emanating from hearts that are full of gratitude, uttered with mouths that are filled with rejoicing and boisterous celebration, singing, shouting, hands raised or clapping, feet jumping or dancing, all for the express purpose of honoring, glorifying, praising and worshiping The One True and Living Eternal Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, Jesus Christ, The LORD and King of all, The Rock of our salvation! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/28/15- “Give All Praise, All Glory, All Thanks And All Worship, Unto The King Eternal!” (Psalms 100: 4-5)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/28/15- “Give All Praise, All Glory, All Thanks And All Worship, Unto The King Eternal!” (Psalms 100:4-5)
Premise Question: What must one do, in order to secure seeing and fully experiencing the unfailing love and faithfulness, the wonderful presence and benevolent goodness of The LORD, who is The King Eternal; ad infinitum, without end or limits?
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.”
(Psalms 100:4-5 NLT)
No one is ever allowed to enter into the presence of The LORD God Almighty except, by and through the gate, (the door) which Papa God has offered to and provided for all of humankind to enter into, namely, The Name of The LORD. Therefore, when one enters through this gate, it should be with a heart full of thanksgiving and gratitude. And, once one is inside, in the midst of Papa God’s Kingdom, there in The courts of The King Eternal; exuberant, boisterous and outrageous praise and worship should be continually offered up to Him, with many expressions of thanks being declared, along with multiple proclamations of exulted praise that’s offered up unto The Name that is above every other name. For The Name of The LORD God Almighty is full of gracious benevolence and His unfailing, as well as undying love for all of us, shall endure throughout and even beyond every generation, faithfully, forever and ever, without end. (Psalms 100:4-5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The entire one-hundredth Psalm gives us a succinct and most beautiful picture of what The LORD requires and desires for us to do, in order to fully secure, that we will see and experience His unfailing love and great faithfulness, as well as, being able to enter into His glorious wonderful presence and be the blessed recipient of His benevolent goodness, ad infinitum, without end or limits. Here it is: Shout for joy, unto The LORD! Worship The LORD, with a glad and free heart! Always come before Him, with joyful singing, that emanates from a heart full of gratitude and thanksgiving! Be ever vigilant to continually acknowledge The LORD as being The One and Only True Sovereign LORD God Almighty! Make it a daily activity to enter into the entrance of His presence with thanksgiving and then go further and deeper into His very courts, praising Him, giving thanks to Him, exalting and extolling His Name above all else; because The LORD is good, and His benevolent mercy and grace extends and endures, ad infinitum, without end or limits, throughout all generations. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/02/15- “We Find Refreshing Rest In Him!” (Psalms 46:10)
Premise Question: What does it truly mean, for the people of Papa God, to be still and know, that He is The Great I Am, The Most High, Sovereign LORD God Almighty?
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” (Psalms 46:10 NLT)
Be strengthened, encouraged and uplifted, with full assurance, by the reality of who it is that says, “Cease and desist from all your laborious activity and worrisome thoughts. Pause and reflect, resting in My tranquil serenity and peaceful presence. Comprehend and then, apprehend, by possessing fully, this wonderful knowledge, that, I Am The LORD God Almighty; therefore, because I Am The LORD God Almighty, I will be lifted up to the highest place of praise and honor, in the midst of every tribe, tongue, kindred and creed, I will be extolled and worshiped, by all the nations that inhabit and live in the earth, which I love and created, with My spoken Word.” (Psalms 46:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: To be still and know that Papa God is The Great I Am, is to fully accept and recognize Him as The LORD of Heaven’s Armies; the One who is our refuge and strength, and is ever ready, at a moments notice, to bring protection, deliverance, joy, healing and help, for His own. So, there is never a reason or instance to fear or be frightened, no matter what may be going on in our life, the life of the nation or even the world. Who He is and what He wants to be to each of us, as well as, do for every beloved individual person in His creation, is to have a personal and intimate relationship, with each person, setting them free, by releasing them from captivity and the bondage of sin; so that, we can truly worship, honor and praise Him in Spirit and in Truth. So, when we are still, and really know Papa God, we have accepted, as factual and true, who Papa God truly is; and therefore, will remain calm, cool and collected, even in the midst of chaos and great turmoil! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/02/15- “We Are What We Think!” (Philippians 4:8)
Premise Question: Is what we think about and how we think, really that important, and does it have any effect or make a difference in our lives?
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8 NLT)
One last thing, my dearly beloved friends. Papa God ultimately desires that we all have a laser focus on being absolutely authentic, genuinely sincere and honorable, only involving ourselves in noteworthy, ethically proper and sound, free from all contamination, being completely chaste, in all our activities and dealings, appearing delightful and pleasing, not only to the eye, but as well, to the heart and mind, inspiring reverence and affection, with great approval. So, anything that’s worthwhile or superior, deserving extraordinary laudable commendation and praise, these are the things that should consume and influence our thoughts, behavior and actions. (Philippians 4:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I love the encouraging message and instructions given in Philippians chapter four! For after the Apostle Paul tells his brothers and sisters to stay true to The LORD, he then expresses his great love for all the people of Papa God, and how he longs to see them again, by telling them that them staying true to The LORD is all the encouragement and eternal reward that he’ll ever need or desire to receive for his efforts and work amongst them. He instructs and encourages them to settle their disagreements, to always be joyful and to rejoice continually, to always be considerate of others, to never forget that The LORD is returning, and to never worry about anything, but instead, always pray about everything, telling The LORD what they need and then thanking Him for all that He’s done for them. For then, His peace beyond belief will be experienced, by them, as He will guard and keep safe, their hearts and minds. After all that, though, Paul leaves them with one last thing, which is perhaps the thing that is most significantly important, as it has a tremendous bearing and affect upon a person’s outlook in life, in the way it influences and effects their perception about everything that happens to them, in the process of life and also how they interact and perceive everyone they encounter in life. It is critically imperative, as it is vital to everything in life, that we fix our thoughts, the way we think and what we think about and focus on! And the only way to fix that, is to take Paul’s encouraging admonition of focusing on the good, the right, the pure, the honorable, the true, the admirably beautiful things in life, and to only think on the things that are excellent and worthy of high praise and honor. If you try and not think about something by, with great effort and determination, focusing on trying not to think of it, you’ll have a really difficult time not thinking about what you’re trying not to think about! But, if you’ll think only about and focus only on the things you ought to be thinking about, the good and positive, righteous and true, then you’ll be able to fix your thoughts, and have a whole new outlook in life! For we truly are greatly influenced and effected by what we think about and how we think! We Are What We Think! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/21/15- “Papa God Carries Us In His Arms!” (Psalms 68:19)
Premise Question: Does Papa God save us and carry us in His arms because we praise Him or does He do it because He loves us; and, do we praise Papa God because He loves, saves and carries us or is it because of who He is?
Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. (Psalms 68:19 NLT)
All praise, honor and glory belong to The One True Sovereign LORD, Papa God, maker of Heaven and earth! We, Your beloved and unique creation, abandon ourselves in worship to You, our precious Savior, Messiah and King; For it is You, O LORD, who faithfully carries all of our heavy burdens for us, each and every moment of everyday, You are rescuing Your very own, which we are and forever will be. (Psalm 68:19 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We all should be extremely grateful that Papa God loves us, saves us and then carries us through each and every day of our lives! But, more so, we ought to praise, worship, exalt and adore Him for who He is. For all glory, honor, veneration and praise belong entirely to Him and Him alone, The One True Sovereign LORD God Almighty, who is The Creator, Redeemer, Savior, and who comforts, heals and restores His unique creation, back to Himself, to an honorable and right relationship, in order that they may enjoy sweet fellowship, the fullness of joy, perfect peace and tranquility, along with an abundant life to be fully experienced throughout all of eternity! Oh, and by the way, if you were unable to get the jest of the answer to the question of whether or not Papa God carries us because we praise Him or because He loves us? Well, I leave you with just one verse, although, there are numerous ones to choose from: “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NLT) Blessings…
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