SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/28/15- “There’s No Reason To Fear, Our Victory’s Already Here—A Done Deal!” (Isaiah 41:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/28/15- “There’s No Reason To Fear, Our Victory’s Already Here—A Done Deal!” (Isaiah 41:10)
Premise Question: What have we, The Company of The Redeemed, who are the greatly beloved and cherished children of The Most High, to be afraid of?
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NLT)
So, because I Am, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, has already personally selected you to be my cherished choice servants, do not ever be frightened of anything or anyone, for there is nothing to be afraid of, as I Am, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, shall always be with you and shall never abandon, leave or forsake you. Therefore, don’t ever allow the things that are happening around you to dissuade, distress, discourage, dismay or terrorize you, for I Am, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, am your Protector and Redeemer. I Am, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, will make you strong, with the power of My might; which shall be there, as an ever present help and strong support during difficult and troubling times. I Am, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, have taken a firm hold on you, with My righteous right hand and shall never grow weary and then let go or release you from My, already assured, victorious strong grip. (Isaiah 41:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There’s really no need to ever be afraid of anything or anyone in this world. Even though we will definitely encounter trouble, trial, tribulation, tumult, pain, suffering, hurt, disappointment, distressing hardships, as well as difficult and troubling times, during our brief time and spiritual sojourn here on this earth; there is still not ever a reason to loose hope, but there is always a reason to remember and not ever forget this; He, The LORD, has overcome it all, on our behalf, and will always be there with us, to comfort, to help, to encourage, to protect, to strengthen and support us, by empowering us to also be overcomers. It is because of His great promise, that He will never abandon, leave or forsake us, that our victory is already assured, no reason to fear, as our victory is already achieved and is here—a done deal! 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: 10/08/15- “Get High On The Rock That Won’t Crack—Jesus Christ, The Solid Rock!” (Isaiah 26:4)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/08/15- “Get High On The Rock That Won’t Crack—Jesus Christ, The Solid Rock!” (Isaiah 26:4)
Premise Question: Is there any other Rock, upon which we can stand and be absolutely assured of our eternal salvation, than on The Everlasting Rock, The LORD GOD Almighty, Jesus Christ?
“Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.”
(Isaiah 26:4 NLT)
Completely rely on, by placing all of your hope and faith, from this day forward, in The LORD GOD Almighty; believing with certitude, in the truth and knowledge of His unsurpassed integrity, strength and ability, that was established before time began and will last long after time ends, even beyond forevermore, for The LORD GOD Almighty Himself, not using a proxy, substitute or surrogate, is The Almighty Papa God, The Rock of Ages, our eternal Protector and Redeemer, The Everlasting Rock of our eternal salvation! (Isaiah 26:4 PDCP)
Bottom Line: According to Papa God’s Holy Writ, there is no other Name, by which one can be rescued, redeemed and completely set free, being fully assured of salvation and eternal life! For it’s His Name and His Name alone, that can absolutely be trusted, with complete certitude and unreserved implicitly, and shall therefore, forever and always be trustworthy, reliable and utterly dependable; never relenting, giving up or quitting on us. Our response to Him not ever giving up or quitting on us, should be reciprocated, in kind, with us not ever relenting, quitting or giving up on Him, who is ever faithful, by never stopping, but always believing, always trusting and relying on Him, putting our complete faith and hope in Him, with our whole heart, soul and mind, and then, by serving Him with all of our strength and might! For there truly is not another human person or divine entity, that can save and rescue us from darkness, to bring us into His glorious light and set us completely free from the chains and shackles of sin! Remember, some put their trust in chariots and horses, but we choose to put our trust in Papa God! So, let’s choose to get high on The Rock that won’t crack—Jesus Christ, The Solid Rock of Ages, The Everlasting LORD GOD Almighty! 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)
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: 08/30/15- “Let The LORD Have It All!” (Psalms 55:22)
Premise Question: Why do we, The Company of The Redeemed, who are the most cherished and greatly beloved people of The Most High Sovereign LORD, choose to continue to carry and hold on to the heavy burdens in our lives, being entirely way too reticent to let go of them, when they are the very reasons we are constantly being weighted down, beaten up, torn apart, pulled down and kept down, and which, ultimately leads us to our total decimation and destruction; when we have been strongly encouraged and exhorted to give all of them to The LORD, by letting Him have and deal with it all for us?
“Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” (Psalms 55:22 NLT)
Hurl and release all of your painful suffering, grief, wounds, afflictions, apprehensions, self-doubt, anguish, uncertainties, misfortune, mistakes, mishaps and fretting over disappointing failures, upon The LORD God Almighty, who is loving, merciful, full of great grace and consolatory comfort. For He has shown a tremendous propensity for you and will provide an abundance of whatever is needed; in order to supply the appropriate nourishing for your flourishing. He, The LORD God Almighty, will not ever, not under any circumstance or condition, nor at any given time, let those who are virtuous and upright, the righteous, be overtaken, overwhelmed, nor will He allow them to be defeated or destroyed, by the evil one. (Psalm 55:22 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Why would one choose to hold on to their heavy burdens and cares, when they could unburden themselves, by simply releasing them to The LORD and then, allowing Him to carry and deal with them on their behalf?
A myriad of reasons and explanations can be sighted, but here are just a few: Pride—”I don’t need anyone to help me, I can carry and manage them on my own, I got this!” Lack of trust—”The last time I trusted someone, by becoming vulnerable and telling them what was going on in my life, next thing I know, everybody knew what was going on in my life and it was too much to bear!” Bitterness—”I’ve been hurt so deeply, that every time I think about it, I get overwhelmed and the bitterness in me just grows exponentially!”
Unforgiving—”Don’t you realize the extent of what they did to me, I’m never going to forgive them for what they did to me!” Resentfulness—”I’m completely displeased, flabbergasted and indignant, that you, of all people, do not understand why I am so justified in my resentment!” Malice—”My evil, but entirely justifiable intent, is to reciprocate, by hurting them like they hurt me!” Vengefulness—”I can’t wait until I can pay them back and get my sweet revenge upon them, by inflicting great harm and injury upon them!”
Pride will always not end well for anyone! Not being able to trust leads one down a path of hopelessness and loneliness! Bitterness not only defiles and has an affect on the individual person, but will also defile and have a dramatic effect on those around them! Unforgiving holds one captive and in bondage to others! Resentfulness will never bring anyone real joy and pleasure, but will produce frustration and indignation! Malice is a cancer that brings annihilation and destruction upon oneself, as well as, others! And finally, Vengefulness will not ever truly be satisfying nor fulfilling to anyone! So, what must one do? Get rid of it all! Release it all! Give it all to The LORD! Let Him deal with it in His own way and on your behalf! Take The LORD at His Word! Come unto Him, cast all of your burdens and cares upon Him, because He really does care for you, and His yoke is easy and His burden is light! (Matthew 11:28-30, 1 Peter 5:7) Once more—”Let The LORD Have It All!” Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/27/15- “Mind On Him — Mind At Peace!” (Isaiah 26:3)
Premise Question: Is our hopeful expectation from The LORD for perfect peace, for sure and real, and what must we do to get and experience it fully?
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isaiah 26:3 NLT)
You, Most Holy and Sovereign LORD God Almighty, will personally make sure to faithfully maintain a right relationship; one that is flawless, without fault or defect. And, in spite of any upheaval, turmoil, trouble or disturbance, You will keep them, those whose faith and confidence is placed solidly in You, O LORD, in a harmonious state of peaceful tranquility. You will do this for all those whose intentions and attention, desires and dispositions, are fully and firmly fixed, being entrenched and entirely immovable, never deterred, always adhered, steady and true, ever mindful upon You. This, You do for them, because of their total credible belief in and their absolute assured reliance upon You, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty. (Isaiah 26:3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: So, be entirely encouraged in your heart, mind and spirit, being fully assured, with absolute certitude, concerning The LORD’S faithfulness and integrity to produce and preserve in you a peace that surpasses all understanding and comprehension; protecting and maintaining in you, at all times, on all occasions and in any situation or circumstance, the sublime calm of His serene tranquility, His harmonious agreement and perfect accord.
Completely accept and understand that when you place your full confidence, faith, hope, trust and reliance upon The LORD, He will not ever disappoint you; for His integrity, strength, surety and certitude can be absolutely depended upon, every time, all the time, without ever failing or faltering. Your hopeful expectation and convictions are real and shall be rewarded, by Him.
Finally, we ought to come to grips with the reality that our peace in life is truly dependent upon our intentional faith, hope and trust being entirely placed in The LORD; by fixing our daily focus in life, through meditating on His Word, giving careful consideration to what we think about, reflect and contemplate upon, and by making sure that we always rehearse and recollect upon the goodness of The LORD, remembering that it’s all about Him and what He can and wants to do for us, through our becoming fixated, having a tenacious and steadfast focus, with a rapt and resolute resolve to pay close attention to our thoughts and being immovable and undeterred in our trust and faith in Him.
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/25/15- “The Search For Authenticity, Let Papa God Be The Final Arbiter!” (Psalm 139:23-24)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/25/15- “The Search For Authenticity, Let Papa God Be The Final Arbiter!” (Psalm 139:23-24)
Premise Question: Is it ever a good idea or does it ever work out to our own advantage or benefit, when we try to manage, hold things back or keep things in our lives hidden away from others and The LORD?
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” (Psalms 139:23-24 NLT)
Thoroughly examine and scrutinize me, Sovereign Almighty Papa God, and know with certainty and a clear perception, completely understanding the very core of who I am at the innermost part of my being, the seat of my emotions; test and try me, in order to determine and evaluate my authenticity and genuineness, and clearly discern my mental anguish, as I am afflicted with great distress and concern. Perceive whether there be any displeasing, rebellious, insolent, unpleasant, disagreeable or repugnant manner, unacceptable attitude or inappropriate behavior in me; for I fully surrender myself to Your leadership, Your purpose and perfect will for my life, being confidently assured that You shall guide and direct my path upon the everlasting divine way of Your eternal truth and life. (Psalm 139:23-24 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We don’t ever really gain any kind of edge, benefit or advantage when we, on our own, try to just manage our sin, challenges and issues going on in our lives; by keeping things hidden in compartments of our lives, away from the view and knowledge of others, under lock, chains and keys of secrecy. For all that we end up accomplishing is a self-imposed incarceration of being held captive in a prison of our own doing and our own mind! We will never truly be successful in trying to keep those things under wraps, as they eventually become unmanageable and begin to come apart at the seams, unravelling at an alarming rate, completely out of our’s or anyone else’s control, save The LORD’S! That’s why it is so vitally important to be open, transparent and accountable to The LORD and others, by confessing our sins, faults, mistakes, misgivings and failings with those, who also confess their own sin, challenges and issues with The LORD and others. The LORD doesn’t need us to tell Him what’s going on in our lives, even the parts we think are hidden and buried deep, within our within, with a no access or trespassing sign, gate and huge lock and chain on it! For in The LORD’S case, it’s completely impossible to keep anything hidden away from His view or knowledge, as He sees all, hears all and is fully aware of all, at all times, on all occasions, as nothing ever escapes His omniscience. Papa God wants us to be open and transparent with Him, because it is what we need and should do, in order to come clean, be made clean and have the ability to have a just, right, satisfying and fulfilling, authentic, intimate, personal relationship with Papa God; as this will work to our greatest advantage and extreme benefit in every area and compartment of our lives. So, in our search for authenticity, validation and acceptance, let Papa God be the final arbiter of everything in our lives, as He will faithfully lead and guide us upon the path of eternal truth, life, with complete joy and perfect bliss. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/15/15- “Papa God Is The Undefeated, Indisputable, Arm Wrestling Champion Of All Time!” (Jeremiah 32:17)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/15/15- “Papa God Is The Undefeated, Indisputable, Arm Wresting Champion Of All Time!” (Jeremiah 32:17)
Premise Question: Is there any rhyme or reason, for those who’ve put their faith and trust in The Sovereign LORD, to ever give pause to or spend any amount of time worrying or fretting about anything; when knowing and accepting as the indisputable truth, that Papa God has never been presented with a challenge, issue or problem that is too difficult or hard for Him to overcome, figure out, solve and resolve?
“O Sovereign LORD! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you!”
(Jeremiah 32:17 NLT)
“Behold, Supreme Sovereign Ruler and LORD! It is with the greatest aplomb and the loudest applause, that I exclaim with exuberant joy, that it is You, O LORD, and only You, that created the expanse of the heavens, with just a spoken word, and brought into existence the earth and everything in it; including, shaping humankind into Your own image, through Your loving, unmatched, all powerful extended arm and hand, from the dust of the earth. Then, breathing life into them, both male and female, it became absolutely obvious that there was, is, and shall never be, anything that will ever pose a problem or difficulty that You can’t handle, won’t be able to solve or rectify!” (Jeremiah 32:17 PDCP)
Bottom Line: When I was a much younger and stronger man, I had a fascination with arm wrestling. It was far and few between, on the extremely rare occasion, during my younger days, that I would experience loosing an arm wrestling challenge. What I and all arm wrestling contestants eventually discover, though, is there’s always going to be someone out there, with a stronger grip or better technique or even some unusual mitigating circumstance, such as, an arm breaking, as a result of the tremendous pressure being endured during the intense contest, when the bone breaks because of the muscle being stronger than the bone it’s attached to; which is not ever a pleasant thing to see or experience, but, eventually it’s going to happen, someone else will prevail, as everyone experiences defeat, one way or another. There is One, though, that has not ever and will not ever be defeated! His Name is, The Sovereign Supreme LORD God Almighty! He has taken on all comers, all challengers, all contestants, and has not just beaten them all, but has utterly destroyed and completely annihilated every one of them! The One, who has put the stars in place, set the planets upon their course, the Maker of heaven and earth and everything therein, is always faithfully reliable, steady and stalwart, ever true to His Word and His Divine Nature! His strong hand, that supply’s our needs and sustains us, gets a grip upon us that can never be broken. His strong and all powerful arm takes on every challenge and overcomes it, every issue and resolves it, every problem and solves it! Papa God wins every arm wrestling match convincingly, and without any struggle, that He’s ever been in or will yet be in! For nothing has ever been, nor ever shall be, considered too difficult or too hard for The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, “The Undefeated, Indisputable, Arm Wrestling Champion” of all time! So, therefore, we’ve not a rhyme or reason to ever fear, fret or worry about anything or anyone! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/04/15- “Trusting And Relying On The LORD!” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Premise Question: Can we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, have a confident assurance and real expectation, of actually being able to successfully navigate our life, without having the great privilege and honor, the tools and benefits, of the leading, guiding, impactive and direct influence that The LORD’S Word, His Spirit and diligent fervent prayer provides us, which for all of us, is our divine compass, sextant and GPS?
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT)
Place your faith and complete confidence in and your utter reliance upon The Lord, in total abandonment, holding nothing back or kept hidden in the deep recesses of your heart in reserve. Don’t ever find yourself choosing to rely solely upon your own way of thinking, in the way you see and perceive things, in order to get yourself through life. But, always remember to acknowledge The LORD in everything you do or attempt to do in life; surrendering and yielding every part and partial of your life to Him. Then, and only then, will The LORD Himself pilot and guide you through life, on an upright course that will follow the correct paths, which will establish a safe and successful arrival at your desired destination, at life’s journeys end. (Proverbs 3:5-6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There are a myriad of sources we can choose from to be influenced and guided by in our lives. Some may seem quite logical, extremely viable, good or may even tickle our fancy and appeal to our inclinations or predilection. As The LORD’S Word clearly delineates, though, there is a way and path set before each person that appears to be the best way to go, but when chosen, only leads to death and destruction. (Proverbs 14:12) His Word also tells us, that fools will always think and believe the way they are going and what they are doing, is right, and will therefore, not be open to wise counsel, but again, it only leads to a horrible ending. (Proverbs 12:14) The LORD gives everyone a choice! The decision and choice we make determines whether we will experience blessings or curses, life or death. (Deuteronomy 11:26, 30:19) Let us make the wisest of decisions, by always deliberately choosing to place our total faith and trust, relying only on and in The LORD and His faithful, hope filled, leading, guiding and correct direction, by completely relying on His Word, The Holy Spirit and our fervent prayer; which is our divine compass, sextant and heavenly GPS for successfully navigating this life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/28/15- “Safe And Secure, In The Arms Of The LORD!” (Proverbs 29:25)
Premise Question: Is it really possible for one not to be afraid of or concerned about, what others may think of them or in fact, could possibly do to them?
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety. (Proverbs 29:25 NLT)
Giving deferential regard to the crowd, because of feelings of apprehension or distress about what they think or may do, will establish and set in one’s path a perilous trap, designed to ensnare, entangle and capture; but, when one places their complete reliance and trust upon the integrity, strength and ability of The LORD, by fully relying on Him to be faithful to His Word, it will be the wisest decision that one will ever make, and will result in one being held secure in The Arms of The LORD, in a safe place, free from all harm and jeopardy, because He, The LORD, who is watching out for everyone, is trustworthy and totally dependable! (Proverbs 29:25 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Absolutely Yes! It’s not only a possibility, but in actuality, a factual reality! For when one chooses to accept, by placing all of their hope and reliance in the fully assured promises of The LORD, who does not lie, (Numbers 23:19, Titus 1:2) will not only, not ever have any reason to be fearful of what the crowd may think of or try to do to them, but will also be completely safe and secure in the arms of The LORD. Papa God’s Word encourages us to place our total trust and faith in Him, with our whole hearts and to not depend upon our own understanding and insight, but to recognize and acknowledge Him for who He is, and then, He will give the needed direction and guidance in our walk and sojourn in this life. He promises to never leave, forsake or abandon us and that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He’s not going to change His mind or intentions towards us, as He will fulfill and bring to pass every word that He has spoken and has written down. (Hebrews 13:5, 8, Isaiah 45:23) So, be safe, secure and forever protected, in the arms of The LORD, my friends. Blessings…
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