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Friday, January 19 2018
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

Hello for today

Only 347 days to the year 2019

Scripture Of The Day

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
Psalms 4:5

Read The Bible In a Year

Genesis 46-48 ; Matthew 13:1-30

Thoughts For The Day

Fools rush in where fools have been before

Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to.

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.

Motivation For The Day

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

On This Day

1793 - French King Louis XVI goes on trial and is sentenced to be executed.
1840 - American explorer Charles Wilkes discovers the coast of Antarctica.
1853 - The premiere of Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi's 'll Trovatore' in Rome.
1937 - 18 year old ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn makes her debut in 'Giselle' at Sadler's Wells in London.
1942 - World War II: Japanese troops invade Burma.
1966 - In India, Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister following in the footsteps of her father Jawaharlal Nehru.
1978 - End of the line for the Volkswagen 'Beetle' with the last of the 16 million produced since 1938.

Personal Story Of The Day

     I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:51

References from John 6:25-59

Biblically speaking, bread is often an equivalent term for food and symbolizes life. For example, in one judgment passage, God said He would break the staff of bread, meaning He would take away the support or means of living (Ezek. 5:16, NASB). Bread also played a key role in Israels religious life. It was baked for the grain offering, offered as showbread in front of the Holy of Holies, and eaten unleavened during Passover.

All the Old Testament history and symbolism surrounding bread culminated in Jesus first I am proclamation: I am the bread of life. . . . I am the living bread that came down from heaven  (v35, 51). After yesterdays miracle, Jesus wanted to shift the crowds focus; God is the Provider not only of physical needs but also of spiritual needs (v27). By sending His Son, He had made the ultimate provision!

Extending the metaphor, Jesus said we must eat the Bread of Life. The difficult picture of eating His flesh and drinking His blood (v5358) primarily means that putting our faith in Him is the key to spiritual life. In the analogy, just as we live physically on the food that sustains us, so also we live spiritually by the sustaining work of Christ through the indwelling Spirit. The ability to believe in Him is given by God (v37, 44), and the eternal life found in Him is utterly secure (v39).

Jokes Of The Day

[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.


"There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more."


An Irishman, a Mexican and a blond guy were doing construction work on scaffolding on the 20th floor of a building. They were eating lunch and the Irishman said, "Corned beef and cabbage! If I get corned beef and cabbage one more time for lunch I'm going to jump off this building."

The Mexican opened his lunch box and exclaimed, "Burritos again! If I get burritos one more time I'm going to jump off, too."

The blond guy opened his lunch and said, "Bologna again. If I get bologna sandwiches one more time I'm jumping too."

The next day the Irishman opens his lunch box, sees corned beef and cabbage and jumps to his death. The Mexican opens his lunch, sees burritos and jumps, too. The blond opens his lunch, sees the bologna sandwich and jumps to his death as well.

At the funeral the Irishman's wife is weeping. She says, "If I'd known how really tired he was of corned beef and cabbage I never would have given it to him again! The Mexican's wife also weeps and says, "I could have given him tacos or enchiladas! I didn't realize he hated burritos so much."

Everyone turned and stared at the blonde's wife. "Hey, don't look at me," she said. "He makes his own lunch!"


Riddle Of The Day

How much will a 33 degree angle measure when observed under a microscope that magifies 10 times?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
A man was found murdered one Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police questioned the wife and staff and was given these alibis: The Wife said she was in bed reading a book. The Cook claimed she cooking breakfast. The Gardener claimed he was planting seeds. The Maid claimed she was getting the mail. The Butler claimed he polishing the silver. The police instantly arrested the murdered. Who did it and how did they know?
It was the Maid She claimed that she was getting the mail but there is no mail on a Sunday!

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

  If you lived as a child in the 50's, 60's or 70's , looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have...

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Our cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cupboards, when
we rode our bikes we had no helmets.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. We would
spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only
to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times we
learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back
when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. No
mobile phones.

We got cut and broke bones and broke teeth, and there were no lawsuits
from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame, but us.
Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned
to get over it.

We ate cakes, bread and butter, and drank cordial, but we were
never overweight...we were always outside playing. We shared one drink with
four friends, from one bottle and no one died from this.

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, video games, 65
channels on pay TV, video tape movies, surround sound, personal mobile
phones, Personal Computers, Internet chat rooms ... we had friends. We went
outside and found them. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rung the bell, or just walked in and talked to them. Imagine such a thing. Without asking a parent! By ourselves! Out there in the cold cruel world! Without a guardian - how
did we do it?

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and ate worms, and
although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the
worms live inside us forever. Footy and netball had tryouts and not everyone
made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.....

Some pupils weren't as smart as others so they failed an exam and were held back to repeat the same year. Tests were not adjusted for any reason.
Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. No one to hide behind.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law - imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years has been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
And you're one of them. Congratulations!


The Different Fields

The sower soweth the word.
Mark 4:14

This parable is undoubtedly one of most important in the gospels. Jesus explained the importance of understanding this parable in order to understand all the others. In other words, this parable opens up our understanding of how the kingdom of God operates. The kingdom of God consists of both people and principles. The person Jesus, the king of the kingdom, is in the center. Without a relationship with Him, nothing else works.

However, in the kingdom, there are also principles, and without an understanding of these principles, nothing will work, either. For a Spirit filled person, it is not enough to claim to love Jesus and then disregard the principles He has given. God laid down these principles in Creation and the world sometimes steals them and derives limited results from them.

We have seen previously that Jesus heals by speaking His word and that faith comes by hearing the words of Christ. But this does not mean that all results are immediate. In this parable Jesus carefully explains how things work. The goal is that fruit results... a harvest that's thirty, sixty or hundred times greater than what was sown, will be produced. A foundational principle in the kingdom of God is that of growth and fruit production. Jesus clearly stated that all who follow Him would bear fruit that lasts. It is God's will that every believer bear fruit. This is possible for everyone, without exception and regardless of circumstances. In this parable Jesus explains how it is possible.

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Closing Thought

Lord, help me maintain my wonder of great and noble things.