SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/23/15- “We’ve Been Granted Freedom To Be Free And To Stay Free!” (Galatians 5:1)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/23/15- “We’ve Been Granted Freedom To Be Free And To Stay Free!” (Galatians 5:1)
Premise Question: Once any of us has been released from the bondage of sin, having been set free from the perilous darkness and certain death sentence, and are hereby, now a full fledged member of The Company of The Redeemed, having truly tasted and fully experienced the real freedom that only Jesus Christ can provide, with all of its blessings and benefits, why would any of us ever choose to return to our previous state of hopelessness, held in captivity and in bondage to our sinful plight?
“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” (Galatians 5:1 NLT)
It is for our great benefit of individual personal liberty, that Christ has provided freedom to all who choose to become members of The Company of The Redeemed, having the ability to move freely, while enjoying all the rights and privileges afforded to them, because they’ve been released and set free from the penalty of sin, which is eternal death and destruction. Therefore, stay strong, firm and resolute in the wonderful knowledge and assurance of your freedom, not allowing yourself to ever become entangled by the strangling cords and heavy weights of the onerous obligations of an agency of oppression, that’s restrictive and controlling, by putting you, once again, back into restraints of bondage and captivity. (Galatians 5:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What a great premise question for all of us to ponder and to seriously, with grave sincerity, consider. To expound upon the premise question even further; why would any of us, after having tasted and experienced The LORD’s goodness and gentleness, His mercy and kindness, His gracious favor, and real freedom, ever subject ourselves again to being under the influence and control of the brutal authorities, the powers of darkness and evil rulers of this world? There are many reasons that can possibly be given, even some of them, could quite probably, fall under the heading of mitigating circumstances; but most, if not all of them, can be attributed to our own personal decisions and choices, our own actions, behaviors, thoughts, habits, practices and weaknesses, and especially, our own inappropriate personal desires. Here are just a select few that we all need to be aware and extremely leery of, for our own benefit and well being, as well as, for the benefit and good of those around us: Isolation, insulation, arrogance and pride, being full of conceit, self confidence and pomposity, given to being slothful and lazy, lacking discipline and integrity, being anemic and weak, due to an insufficient prayer life, a lack of fellowship and intimacy with The LORD, through spending quality time in His Word and a significant and sufficient amount of time in worship and praise of Him, both personally and corporately, with other believers. We are too prone to worry, self-doubt, self-hate, self-loathing, being fearful, full of anxiety, shame and remorse, allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed by all of this and more, and then, becoming completely exasperated, whereby we end up yielding and then finally succumbing to failure and defeat. Other mitigating reasons, valid or invalid, perhaps may include sleep deprivation, deception, falling prey to some scheme, snare or trap, thus becoming entangled in an intricate plan and web of deceit and despair, taken advantage of in a moment of weakness and vulnerability, thus becoming entrapped and ensnared by the actions, will and desires of someone else. Or there is always the established sage wisdom and obvious accepted fact, that a fool and his money, as well as his good reputation, will soon be separated! Added to that sage statement is the one from Solomon: “As a dog returns to his vomit, so too, a fool returns to his own folly!” But, we are not without hope! Even if we have fallen prey to our own devices or the devices and schemes of others or even life itself and all of its vagaries and vicissitudes! We can be set free, we are set free, we can continue to stay free, if we will not allow ourselves to once again be enslaved by our own devices, and thus, become subject again to the laws of sin, death and the rulers, principalities and authorities of this world! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/09/15- “We Are Set Free!” (Romans 8:2)
Premise Question: Why are we, The Company of The Redeemed, set free, what are we to become and then what are we to do with our freedom?
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. (Romans 8:2 NLT)
And it is for this very reason, that it has now and forevermore been established, that you are one of His own dearly beloved children, because of the path that was cleared, through the power, agency and means of Jesus Christ, who was Papa God’s instrument of His principle commandment of love. And, it is by the revelation and power of The Holy Spirit, who is the giver of our eternal existence, that He imparted to us life and liberty, releasing us from a horrible existence of tyranny and bondage, no longer being subject to or held captive by, the law of sin and death, which leads to eternal damnation, but enjoying to the fullest, the life of liberty in Christ Jesus, with all of its rights and privileges. (Romans 8:2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We have been set free, in order, to worship Papa God in Spirit and in Truth! Therefore, our daily lives should be a sacrificial offering of worship and praise that brings honor and glory to His Name. We are to become true and faithful servants of The Most High, by allowing His Spirit’s power in us to fulfill His divine purpose and will in our lives, as individual servants, but also as His serving CHURCH (Christ Helping Us Reach Complete Healing) at large. So, we are set free to live, to be, to flourish, to do, to succeed, to accomplish. We are set free to become all that we were meant to be and to experience what it truly means to belong to Papa God, as His precious own and dearly beloved children. We are set free from the darkness of this world, set free from the penalty of sin, which is death, hell, the grave and eternal separation from the presence of Papa God. We are therefore, entirely free to enjoy our new found life, free to rejoice and be glad, because we have been released and set free from the bands and bonds of wickedness, and can now fully experience our new life of peace and joy; a life that is an everlasting life, without end. We are free to, and should, exercise our renewed faith, by living a righteous and overcoming life, because it is Papa God Himself that has given us right standing with Him. Therefore, we are free to enjoy sweet fellowship and have a fulfilling relationship and union with Him, that is perfectly satisfying and refreshing. “He set me free!” Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/08/15- “Accusation, Condemnation, Reproach, Now There Is None!” (Romans 8:12)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/08/15- “Accusation, Condemnation, Reproach, Now There Is None!” (Romans 8:1-2)
Premise Question: What does it truly mean, for every member of The Company of The Redeemed, to now, no longer be subject to being severely punished and rightly judged for their own transgressing of the righteous requirements of Papa God’s Holy, being perfectly just, righteous law?
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. (Romans 8:1-2 NLT)
Consequently, as a result of what Papa God accomplished through the sacrificial offering of His Only Son, Jesus Christ, hanging and dying upon a cruel cross; we, who believe, are now put in good standing with Papa God and His Son, The LORD Jesus Christ. For we are now recognized, as full fledged members of The Company of The Redeemed and thereby, have now, been set free from the powerful bands of wickedness of the law of sin, which ultimately leads to eternal death, by Papa God’s all powerful, life-giving Holy Spirit. And, furthermore, are now thus, no longer subject to being condemned, for our own transgressing of Papa God’s righteous law, but can now, live free, by the potent efficacy of the life-giving Holy Spirit, which fills us with the strength and ability to live a new life, by setting aside the righteous judgement, upon our lives, of a rightly deserved death sentence. (Rom. 8:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What it truly means, for those of us who believe, is: Jesus took our place, by taking and receiving upon Himself, our own death sentence, so that, we could then experience the ultimate immunity and pardon, of being set completely free; thereby, avoiding a just and right sentence of eternal punishment and ultimate death. He took the blame and disapproval of Papa God, so that, we could be held blameless and approved by Papa God, as being declared justifiably righteous in His sight, by having The Great Seal of Approval of The Holy Spirit put upon and inside us, within the within, of our innermost being. This is why we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, can instantly enjoy, all of the benefits and blessings, to the fullest extent, of our new found freedom and new life in Christ! Blessings…
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