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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/25-“We Must Stay Ever Vigilant!” (1 Peter 5:8-9)

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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: 01/25-“We Must Stay Ever Vigilant!” (1 Peter 5:8-9)

Premise Question: Why must we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, be ever aware and vigilant, constantly standing guard, wide awake, at the ready, to thwart the enemy’s tactics and attacks, who is always striving, with the intentional purpose of destroying our very souls?

“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.” (‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:8-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Stay wide awake, circumspect, on high alert, with a clear head, temperate, calm and restrained, always being aware of your adversarial antagonist, the enemy of your soul, who is constantly, stealthily lurking around you, looking for an opportunity, when you’ve let your vigilant guard down, in order to take full and devastating advantage, by pouncing on you like a vociferous, ravenously hungry lion would its unsuspecting prey, ready in waiting to annihilate and then feast upon the dead carcass. You must be ready, at all times and on all occasions, to defiantly stand against him, opposing him with a determined resolute resolve, relying on your strong faith and the strength of The LORD, with the sure knowledge and understanding, that all your beloved precious family members, of The Company of The Redeemed, throughout the entire earth, are experiencing and enduring the same types of afflictions, persecutions, adversity, distress, misery, discomfort and hardships, so stand firm together, in this great struggle. (1 Peter 5:8-9 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Much is at stake, when we let our guard down, by not staying vigilant, alert and clear-headed; our mind and thoughts become cloudy, allowing for and causing our spiritual senses to become dull. It is then, that we become open season, fodder and food for the enemy. We must stay ever vigilant and aware, at the ready, to resist, with a defiantly determined resolve and the strength of our strong faith, and most importantly, the ever present help of The LORD, to be steadfast in the fight and struggle we are engaged in, with the enemy of our souls. Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/25/15- “Stand Firm, Stay Fixed And Focussed, Serve Fully, Achieve Success!” (1Corinthians 15:58)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/25/15- “Stand Firm, Stay Fixed And Focussed, Serve Fully, Achieve Success!” (1 Corinthians 15:58)

Premise Question: What does it truly mean and entail to be strong and immovable, and that, whenever, wherever and whatever we are involved in, when doing the work of The LORD, we are to always exhibit great joy and enthusiasm, as a member of The Company of The Redeemed, while doing the work of The LORD?

“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” (‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:58‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Consequently, my dearly beloved and greatly cherished brothers and sisters, who are all members in good standing, of The Company of The Redeemed, as a direct result of our guaranteed success of ultimate victory being granted to us through Jesus Christ The LORD; Stand firm and upright in your gloriously attained position, not yielding. Stay fixed and laser focussed, without ever wavering, being impervious to any and all things that may attempt to get you to take a detour or alter your course, change your perspective or leave your post. Serve fully, giving yourselves in complete abandonment, holding nothing back, or in reserve, (“burn the plough”) being ever vigilant, constantly consistent and entirely tireless, in your relentless, persistent pursuit of your spiritual endeavor and vital undertaking, in order to complete every critical assignment and then, fulfill the divine purpose of The LORD; because you are well aware that your struggle and diligent effort, in doing The LORD’s work, is not done in futility, but will, for you, as well as the multiplied of many others, achieve success, not only for the here and now, but also throughout all of eternity. (1 Corinthians 15:58 PDCP)

Bottom Line: To be strong and immovable means that we are not going to wilt or wane, give up, give in, quit or just throw the proverbial towel in, when challenged or tempted, by the difficult hardships and the everyday typical vicissitudes of life; or, it also means and entails, that even when we do falter, fail or succumb, by falling under the weight and giving in to the pressures of what we have been assigned and tasked to do, go through or endure, we will be absolutely resilient every time, because we are resolute in our complete reliance and utter dependence upon the renewing, restoring and reconciling power and enabling of The One who dwells and lives deep within us, The Spirit of Christ; as it is He, that has called and redeemed us out of darkness and into His glorious redemptive light, giving us new life, setting us free to worship and serve Him for all of our days, enthusiastically, with great joy and rejoicing, in all that we do and say, in this life and the life to come! So, let us all be diligent in our determination to stand firm in our faith, stay fixed and focussed upon the divine task at hand, by abandoning ourselves fully to only worshiping and serving Him, and then, wait patiently for the ultimate result of achieving a smashing success. Remember, when we do our part, He, The LORD, will definitely do His part! And oh, by the way, The LORD will help and enable us to accomplish our part, through the power and presence of The Holy Spirit working in and through us! Finally, I leave you with one of my all time favorite D. L. Moody quotes: “No man (person) ever sent by God is a failure!” The point is, if you answer the call to go, even if you don’t see the results and success you were expecting, you were still a smashing success because you did what The LORD asked you to do! We must focus on the divinely assigned task, not on the results, and whether or not we think it was a success. Just don’t ever quit or give up! Always leave the ultimate outcome and result to The LORD! Blessings…
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