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: 02/21- “Anger Danger” (Ephesians 4:26-27)
Premise Question: What’s the problem with being angry, and is it even a sin to be angry?
And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. (Ephesians 4:26-27 NLT)
And when you become angry, about something or at someone, release it and refuse to allow anger to be the controlling factor that influences the way in which you are going to respond; for if you are controlled by your anger, then you’ll end up reacting, rather than responding, which will have the definite affect and result of not ever being able to produce anything that’s good. So, don’t ever let the enemy of your soul, the devil, gain traction or a foothold in your life, by holding on to your anger, and not letting it go, at the end of each day. Rather, empower yourself and others, by releasing it completely before the new day arrives! (Ephesians 4:26-27 PDCP)
Bottom Line: “Anger:” A spiritually debilitating disease and condition, all to often, found and allowed to flourish and operate in a believers life, and with their own reasoning, justification and rationalization, perpetuating and validating it, that when left to its own devices, will only produce devastation and destruction, leading to ultimate death! The problem with anger, is that it will never produce a harvest of righteousness, for it doesn’t have the capacity to do so. And, when left on its own accord, to foment and fester, will create an atmosphere of fear, intimidation, manipulation, mistrust, confusion, and will then attempt to govern and operate with threats and through coercive control. An angry person, thus, should not ever expect to produce a harvest of righteousness, even if they are in “the right” about something; for when anger is allowed to be the controlling factor, in a person’s life and decisions, it will always lead to sin and sin will always ultimately lead to destruction and death. It’s always more blessed to be righteous than right! Walk in release, for when you are adamant about claiming your rights, all you end up doing is starting your unholy fights! Some might want to point out that Jesus was angry when He went into the Temple and turned over tables and whipped and threw out the money changers, (John 2:15) but, His anger came from a sinless, righteous, Holy indignation, which we obviously don’t have and never will have, because of our sinful nature; therefore, we are strongly encouraged, that when we are angry, for anger is a normal human emotion and we will get angry, that we are never to hold on to our anger, allowing it to foment, fester and grow, with devastating results. Rather, though, we are to release our anger each and every day, making sure that, by the end of the day, it is gone, without any residual lingering effect, that would influence and impact the next new day. An angry person will not be able to have a new beginning, a fresh start, to begin the new day. Now, is it a sin to be angry? No, but it is a sin when we stay angry, by becoming an angry person who operates and lives life out of their anger! Angry people are not happy nor pleasant people to be around and are actually dangerous, as well as being (diseased) contagious! Stay away from them! Don’t have anything, or as little as possible, to do with them! (Proverbs 29:22) And, refuse to allow anger to control you, in any way, shape or fashion, but choose to release it each and every day, not allowing it to foment and fester, as a pollutant in your innermost being—producing roots of bitterness, (Hebrews 12:15) which will eventually pollute your entire body, soul and spirit, as well as, those around you, and will ultimately lead to devastation, death and destruction. Anger, if not dealt with and released, will always produce death! While releasing anger, on the other hand, will always create and produce an atmosphere of love, joy, peace, trust, stability, and then, have the blessed effect of establishing a thriving and flourishing righteous life for everyone. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/18/15- “He, The LORD, Knows Personally, What We Face In Life!” (Hebrews 4:15)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/18/15- “He, The LORD, Knows Personally, What We Face In Life!” (Hebrews 4:15)
Premise Question: Just how is it possible, that our High Priest, Jesus Christ, can fully understand every one of our weaknesses, our horrible trials and testings, as well as, our most arduous struggles and difficult challenges?
“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.” (Hebrews 4:15 NLT)
For we confidently profess, with full assurance, that we are enormously blessed, by knowing, as a matter of record, that our High Priest, The LORD Jesus Christ, has the unique capacity and ability of understanding all of our frailties, weaknesses and infirmities, that we may encounter in life; because He Himself, has vicariously experienced every one of them, all, just for us, by being tested, tried and tempted, in every manner, mode and fashion possibly known to humankind, and still, He was found to be faithful and true, for He did not succumb to the lower nature and yield to sin, for He, who was without sin, did not ever sin. (Hebrews 4:15 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The reason we, every individual member of The Company of The Redeemed, can be absolutely confident, with full assurance, that our High Priest, who is our redeeming LORD and Savior, has the exclusively unique and very important ability, to completely identify and then truly empathize with us, in all of our weaknesses, challenging trials and difficult testings, is because He, Jesus Christ Himself, was tested and certified, to be tried and true, completely authenticated, to be absolutely qualified and approved, in order to become the perfect sacrifice and substitute, to take our place, pay for our sin and become The Redeemer of all of humankind; because of His sinless life, as He never once yielded or succumbed to any temptation, trial or trouble that He encountered, was challenged, confronted or affronted with, and therefore, never failed, faltered nor did He ever stumble in any of His ways, for He was perfect, holy and righteous, in every way, and did not ever sin! That’s why He can totally relate, fully comprehend and understand us, no matter what we may have gone through, may be going through or may yet go through; for there is not anything that any of us can or will ever have to go through, that He, The LORD, hasn’t already experienced and overcome. So, be encouraged today, with the knowledge and comfort, that The LORD Himself, personally knows and has gone through, anything and everything that we will face in this life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/30/15- “Retirement Plan? Pick One!” (Romans 6:23)
Premise Question: What are the stark contrasts and differences, when compared side by side, between the two eternal retirement, (benefits/plans) packages being offered, by Papa God through His Son Jesus Christ, to all of humankind?
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NLT)
The renumeration and recompense you’ll forever be paid, because of your sin, is eternal separation from Papa God’s presence, utter destruction and spiritual death, but the undeserved serendipitous and really generous gift, that Papa God has made available to you and which is absolutely free, without any cost to you, is everlasting, without end, eternal life, provided by His Son, our LORD, Jesus Christ, through His death on the cross. (Romans 6:23 PDCP)
Alternate PDCP: If you allow sin to master you, by serving its desires, then sin will reward you with death, as your compensation; where as, if you choose to accept God’s overture of being joined together with Him in a Holy Union, through His Son Jesus Christ, then, He rewards you with a perpetual, ceaseless, without end, eternal life of joy and perfect bliss. (Rom.6:23 PDCP)
Bottom Line: As we go through the passion week, I believe this particular scripture aptly sums up for us, perfectly, the “why for reason” and the “what for purpose” of the events that transpired during that week. Within the “why for reason,” was; because of the love The Creator has for all of His creation, He wanted to be reunited with them in a joyful and righteous, intimate relationship, in order to once again experience sweet fellowship, which had been broken and utterly destroyed by sin. And, the “why for purpose,” was to restore the relationship, by redeeming them and restoring their life, even eternal life, to His creation. So, Papa God has proffered two distinctly different and starkly contrasting choices for us to choose, as our eternal retirement (benefits/plans) package. One is based entirely on your own individual life and you being paid in full, wages for every sinful behavior, activity, deed, attitude, motive, wrongdoing, wickedness, thought, you may have. While the other, is based entirely on the perfect and sinless life of The Savior, who has paid in full, all that the righteous law of Papa God required, satisfying it completely. Enrollment is presently open to everyone. Everyone that chooses to respond has been pre-approved, pre-qualified and pre-selected, made possible through the death of Papa God’s Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross. A deposit and contribution has been made, by His Spirit, on your behalf, in your name. Papa God’s perfect retirement plan for us is to exchange the wages we would be paid for our sin, for His free gift of salvation and eternal life! Here is the two retirement packages, side by side, to compare, that are proffered, by Papa God, to all of humankind.
*Eternal life………………………………………*Eternal death
*Perfect light…………………………………….*Outer darkness
*No more tears or fears……………………..*Weeping and gnashing of teeth
*Plenty to eat and drink……………………..*Constant hunger and thirst
*Forever in the LORD’S presence………..*Outside the presence of Papa God
*Never alone or lonely………………………..*Lonely and left all alone
*Always joyful and happy……………………*Always depressed and tortured
*Perfect health/glorified body………………*Constant suffering, without relief
*Overwhelming joy and peace……………..*Burning with a fire that never stops
*Clean/clear air and atmosphere………….*Constant stench of burning sulphur
…………………………………………………..and searing flesh
*Completely paid in full, as if………………..*Never ending wages being paid, for
you had never even sinned……………………..every sin you’ve ever committed.
*Forever free………………………………………*Incarcerated forever
One choice leads to hearing: “Well done!” While the other choice leads to hearing: “You’re done in!” Choose wisely, make the smart pick, the wise choice, select the best retirement plan ever provided! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/30/15- “Papa God’s Law Reveals Our Sin, But His Grace Rules!” (Romans 5:20-21)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: “Papa God’s Law Reveals Our Sin, But His Grace Rules!” (Romans 5:20-21)
Premise Question: Without Papa God’s Law, how would we ever know that we are sinful, and are therefore, hopelessly and desperately lost; and, without Papa God’s redeeming grace, how could we ever possibly know and personally experience, His unfailing love and His magnanimous mercy?
God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:20-21 NLT)
Papa God introduced His righteous law to all of humankind, in order to fully expose sin and it’s overpowering deathly influence and effect it had upon them; both as individuals and humankind on the whole. Seemingly, though, humankind took up the challenge of testing the boundaries of Papa God’s righteous law and His marvelous grace, finding that the more they gave themselves over to the sin within, the more exponentially Papa God’s wonderful grace would greatly increase and abound. So, here is revelation: at one time, sin was able to rule humankind with absolute implicit authority, (with an iron fist) ultimately delivering them to death and eternal damnation; but, everything has changed now, for the paradigm has shifted, whereby, Papa God has introduced His awesome grace to now rule and reign over sin, in our lives, through His Son, Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior, which now enables us to be restored back into Papa God’s good graces, in order to be in right relationship with Him, so that we can spend eternity with Him in His presence. (Romans 5:20-21 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I just want to simply say…Thank You Papa God, for loving me and all of humankind enough, that You introduced Your Righteous Law to us, making our sin and the impending result of it, painfully obvious to us and then, Thank You Papa God for Your Amazing Grace, Your unfailing love and Your magnanimous mercy shown us, by sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to satisfy completely, the righteous requirements of Your Law, so consequently now, I and every other member of humankind, have the gracious opportunity afforded us, to escape certain death and damnation and enjoy eternal bliss, in Your Magnificently Glorious Presence! Blessings…