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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/04- “Stop The Anxious Thoughts, That Fills You With Angst, Start The Hopeful Prayers, That Fills You With Peace!” (Philippians 4:6-7)

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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: 02/04- “Stop The Anxious Thoughts, That Fills You With Angst, Start The Hopeful Prayers, That Fills You With Peace!” (Philippians 4:6-7)

Premise Question: Truly, is there anything at all, in our lives as believers, that we should be overwhelmingly concerned, anxious or worried about; and, are we, as believers, truly to pray about everything, in our lives?

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭6-7‬ NLT)

Stop! Immediately cease and desist, from any and all perplexing apprehensions, worrisome vexations and woe. Start! Replacing all of that with a much more preferable, and with a much better outcome and result, by choosing to fervently pray to Papa God; preparing petitions, of essentials, required for life and ministry, offering them up to Him, with faith and a heart full of gratitude and thanksgiving; for all that He has done for you and for the whole of humankind. Then! You shall immediately begin to have a serene sense of well being, beyond all human comprehension, deep within the within of your innermost being, as a tranquil, harmonious peace will wash over you, surrounding and settling upon and within you, in both your heart and mind, as well as your physical body, with your life always being defended, by our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ, The One in Whom we all have an abundant and everlasting life. (Philippians 4:6-7 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Answer to the first part of the above Premise Question is: “Nope!” For there isn’t anything, in this world, meaning whatever, no matter what, in any degree or to any extent or circumstance, that we’ve gone through or may yet experience, whereby, Papa God doesn’t have the ability to give us His incomparable and incomprehensible peace, before, during and after any kind of situation or ordeal that we may happen to encounter in this life, if, we will put a stop to all our distressful, apprehensive concerns and fears, by choosing to call out to Papa God, in heartfelt prayer. Answer to the second part of the above Premise Question is: “Yep!” Without exception! Papa God is interested in every part and area of our lives. He desires that we would be at peace, deep within ourselves, settled and completely stable, within the within of our innermost being. This, so we are well equipped and ready to face, as well as, overcome any and all obstacles and challenges that we may encounter during this life. We shall also be at the ready to help others who’ve lost their way or who may be struggling; encouraging them to seek Papa God’s love, mercy and grace, and therefore, act on His behalf, as His instrument of refreshing, renewing and wonderful reconciliation. Stop the anxious thoughts, that fills you with angst, believers, and choose to start the hopeful prayers, that will fill you with Papa God’s real peace! 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)

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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: PDCP- 08/28/15- “O LORD! Please! Help Me!” (Psalms 27:7)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/28/15- “O LORD! Please! Help Me!” (Psalms 27:7)

Premise Question: Where can I go to get the absolutely perfect soothing answer, that fulfills my desperate cry for help and then, truly refreshes and satisfies my soul?

“Hear me as I pray, O LORD. Be merciful and answer me!” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Most Holy and Sovereign LORD God Almighty, full of compassion and grace, incline Your omnipresent ear, with Your long suffering and gentle disposition, towards the direction and sound of my desperate call; at the very moment You hear Your most humble and full of gratitude, servant’s plea. Show me Your loving kindness, and Your beneficent gracious divine favor, by acting on my behalf and responding to me, with the perfect solution that will meet and solve the present situation and circumstance of my urgent and pressing call. Please, O LORD, answer me according to Your mercy and Your perfect purpose and will for my life. (Psalm 27:7 PDCP)

Bottom Line: There is an old song I remember singing quite a lot, while growing up in church many years ago; “Where Could I Go But To The LORD!” When, on occasion, I sang it as a child, it didn’t have much impact or meaning for me, as the lyrics didn’t necessarily pertain to me, in any great sense or degree; but as I grew older and subsequently experienced life on many different levels, it became extremely pertinent to me on a number of different levels, as well as, even greater, on a very personal basis. The lyrics to the chorus of, “Where Could I Go But To The LORD,” which was written by the great songwriter (J B) Coats in 1940, go as follows:

Where could I go, where could I go
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend, to help me in the end
Where could I go, but to The LORD

The lyrics in the three verses to this song are also quite powerful! So, as it pertains to the scripture verse found in (Psalms 27:7), we recognize that the only place that we can truly go, in order to have our desperate cry for help heard, and then, necessarily, as well as, satisfactorily answered, is to The LORD! There will be times and occasions in our life, though, that a friend, a family member, the church, the government or some other agency, will not have the capacity nor the capability to really hear, respond or understand our desperate cry for help, and thereby, satisfy and fulfill our deep need. But, we do have an advocate, who is willing, waiting and wanting to hear our voice cry out to Him for mercy, from the depths of a humble and contrite heart. We ought to humbly plead, pray and cry out to Him, asking Him to hear our cry for help, with the full understanding that it is only He, that can truly give us the help that we need. For He, The LORD, is our only hope! We serve a good, gracious and full of mercy Papa God! Therefore, we can humbly appeal to His beneficent mercy, great compassion and gracious favor, and with full assurance and confidence, know that He not only hears us, but will also acknowledge us, by getting back to us, with the perfect answer for us, in complete accordance with His divine purpose and will for our life. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/22/15- “Love, Do Good, Bless And Pray For The Difficult People In Your Life!” (Luke 6:27-28)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/22/15- “Love, Do Good, Bless And Pray For The Difficult People In Your Life!” (Luke 6:27-28)

Premise Question: Are we, The Company of The Redeemed, truly willing to listen to what The LORD is trying to tell us, and then, do we show that we’ve accepted what He is saying to us, by actually following, fulfilling and carrying out the specific instructions He has given us, as His stewards, to do?

““But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.” (‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:27-28‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

But to those of you who are willing to take to heart what I’m sharing here with you, let it teach and guide you, becoming the motivation for how you live your life: Love those who you’ve become distanced from, those who are no longer friends, but are now your enemies; therefore, you are not wanting to have anything to do with them any more, due to the virulent and perhaps violent animosity that now exists between you and them. Do good to and for those who now hate you, not just assenting in your mind to the ideal, but in your actions and deeds. And while you’re at it, choose to bless, not curse them, by speaking good things over them, things that will bring refreshing and bountiful provision into their lives. And finally, always devote yourself to praying specifically for those who have and presently are mistreating you! (Luke 6:27-28 PDCP)

Bottom Line: So, are we really willing to listen, willing to love, willing to do good, willing to bless and willing to pray? It’s an easy thing to listen to someone, knowing you don’t have to follow through with, or agree with what they are saying, but it is quite another thing if you know the one talking has the ultimate authority, power, position and influence over you! It’s easy to love those who love you and don’t despise you, but quite a different thing to love those who do not love you, and in fact truly despise you! When someone is nice to you and does good things for you, it’s a no brainer to be nice and good back to them, but entirely separate and excruciatingly difficult to be nice to and do good for those who, not only despise you, but literally hate and even have an aversion towards and absolute abhorrence of you! And when you are being blessed by someone, oh how easy it is to reciprocate and return the blessing, but when someone is cursing you, it’s probably not going to be your initial reaction or response to bless them, but according to The LORD’S instruction, it most certainly should be! And finally, we are more than happy to cry out to the LORD on behalf of those we love and adore and who’ve been so accommodating, generous and loving towards us, but The LORD’S specific command here, which is not by any means or stretch of the imagination a mere suggestion, is to pray earnestly for those who’ve, in any way shape, form or fashion, hurt, wounded or harmed you; which includes physical, emotional, mental, or even your reputation and good name! One more thing: we should not ever make excuses, give explanations, rationalizations, justifications, or equivocations, with surrounding or swirling mitigating circumstances, for although The LORD is completely understanding and compassionate, He still is not going to go against His own specific instructions and commands and then come into agreement with you and say; “well, in your case, I’ll make an exception!” Not going to happen, dear brothers, sisters and precious friends. We all must choose, with The LORD’S help, to love, do good to, bless and pray for, even the most heinous and truly difficult people in our lives. Remember the prayer of our LORD uttered from the cross, “Father, forgive them and don’t hold it against them for what they have done to me, as they are unaware of what they have done and are still doing.” Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/11/15- “RPG—ACT, Weapons That We Should Utilize For Good!” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/11/15- “RPG—ACT, Weapons That We Should Utilize For Good!” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Premise Question: Why is it so important that we choose to express ourselves in the appropriate way and manner when using the spiritual weapons of RPG and ACT; and just what is an RPG and ACT?

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭16-18‬ NIV)

Rejoice and be glad, taking and expressing great delight always, on every occasion, without exception, every time, anytime, all the time, pray earnest spiritual prayers, offering up devout supplications, entreaties and petitions continually, without cessation, give, without expecting anything in return, expressing heartfelt thanks in any and all circumstances, regardless of existing conditions, events or situations; for this is Papa God’s desired purpose and will for your life, in His Son, Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 PDCP)

Bottom Line: One of the greatest and most powerfully effective weapons that we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, have available to us to utilize is gratitude! Gratitude is hope expressed; therefore, being grateful to Papa God will produce the greatest benefits and most desired results in our lives and the lives of others. Gratitude will produce hope in the most difficult of situations and circumstances. But in order to produce a hope that will not disappoint, gratitude will have to be expressed, not depressed or repressed, perhaps though, at times, compressed, as it may be tested and pressured, put in a press, or a grinder, in order to be expressed, squeezed, heated, pressurized or crushed, but the results will extract and produce a wonderful aroma and goodness, transforming it into something that is quite useful, as it becomes a beneficial blessing to many others. Here are just a few examples to consider: the coffee bean is roasted, put in a grinder and brewed, the grape is crushed, the popcorn kernel is pressurized and heated, the orange, lemon and lime are squeezed, all of this must take place before the goodness of each is expressed and extracted out, in order to become useful and a beneficial blessing. So, here’s how we will show and express our gratitude to Papa God: we RPG and ACT…RPG—Rejoice-Pray-Give: Rejoice on every occasion; Pray earnestly and about everything; Give generously at every opportunity. ACT—Always, without exception; Continually, perpetually and without ceasing be; Thankful in every situation and circumstance, regardless the existing conditions. By doing this faithfully, we will utilize these weapons of our warfare most prudently, judiciously and effectively and also fulfill Papa God’s will and purpose for our lives, in Christ Jesus. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 06/18/15- “If My People!” (2Chronicles 7:14)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/18/15- “If My People!” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Premise Question: Looking at the times we are living in, with the pervasive insidious evil manifesting itself all around us, what time is it for the people of Papa God, The Company of The Redeemed?

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7‬:‭14‬ NLT)

If My people, the sheep of My pasture, those I have called and chosen, setting them apart for My pleasure, My will and divine purpose, having given them My Name to claim as there own; if they will reject their pride and arrogance, and bow humbly before Me in devout worship, while offering up their petitions of praise and entreaties, with a desire to have sweet fellowship and communion with Me, as well as, earnestly seek My Manifest Presence, repenting of all their evil practices, then, I will incline My ear and heart toward them and be attentive to them, with My favor and assent, by complying with their requests. And, I will also wipe away all of their transgressions and sin, making them clean and free from all wickedness, restoring and making their land whole, by removing all conflict, settling them in the place of their dwelling, with the conditions of rest and peace. (2 Chronicles 7:14 PDCP)

Bottom Line: For the people of Papa God, The Company of The Redeemed, it’s Prayer Time! The time is now! There must not be any delay! For it should not and cannot be put off any longer! It’s time, for the people of Papa God to come together, everyone everywhere, in unison, in concerts of prayer! It’s high time that the people of Papa God humble themselves and pray, bowing low before The Most High, crying out to The Loving Creator, who desires to bring healing and restoration to His people and their land. Now is the time for all of Papa God’s people to earnestly seek His face and His Manifest Presence! And it’s way past time for the people of Papa God to turn away from their own evil practices, prejudice attitudes and hate filled rhetoric. It’s time for all of us to unify our hearts, minds, bodies, time, talent and treasure, in order that Papa God will see our hearts and hear our sincere prayers, offered up to Him in heaven, on behalf of ourselves and people everywhere. And then, and only then, He will forgive us of all our transgressions and heal and restore our lands. If My People, is a Big If potentiality, which needs to be turned into an actual reality! Something that we actually see happen, because we are actually there as it is happening, being fully engaged in what is happening! “If My people will humble themselves and pray.” Papa God has given His people this responsibility, not the government nor some other people or agency, it’s been left entirely up to us, The Company of The Redeemed. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 06/11/15- “The Thing That Matters Most!” (Philippians 1:9-10)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/11/15- “The Thing That Matters Most!” (Philippians 1:9-10)

Premise Question: What is the thing that really matters the most, for us who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, and should take the preeminence over and above anything and everything else, in our daily walk and sojourn of faith; being recognized and accepted, as having the greatest value, is the most crucial and of the utmost importance?

I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. (‭Philippians‬ ‭1‬:‭9-10‬ NLT)

Here is my supplication, a prayerful petition offered up to Papa God on your behalf: I entreat You O Lord, that Your precious people will increase exponentially, without measure, in their love for seeking and having a greater awareness and insightful perception of Your superior knowledge, as well as, a profound desire to go deeper and deeper in understanding the complexities and intricacies of Your true nature; so that, Your children may have the ability to distinguish clearly, what’s most advantageous for them, and may also be absolutely free from any contamination, being untainted, without guilt or blame, able to stand before Jesus Christ, on the day He judges all things. (Philippians 1:9, 10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Love is the absolute definitive answer! The unfailing love of Papa God being expressed through our daily lives towards others, in our walk and sojourn of faith, supersedes everything else; for there is nothing, in this life, as important as His love overflowing out of our lives, by us allowing our faith to express itself with the unfailing love that never runs out, comes up short or is ever on empty, but always has an unlimited supply, with more than enough left in reserve, to be drawn upon whenever needed, for whatever occasion, situation or circumstance, to be poured out copiously into the lives of others! We are urgently encouraged to continue to grow deeper and broader in our knowledge and understanding of Papa God’s true nature, which is the greatest and most authentic love that’s ever been known or experienced by humankind. We should not stop growing and increasing exponentially in His pure love, as it will enable us to keep living a life that is pleasing to Him, helpful and refreshing to others, and will also keep us blameless and ready to stand confidently, with full assurance, before The LORD, upon the day of His glorious appearing. Blessings…
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