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Thursday, September 20 2018
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

God morning to all the saints

Only 103 days to the year 2019

Scripture Of The Day

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
John 3:5

Read The Bible In a Year

Ecclesiastes 4-6 ; 2 Corinthians 12

Thoughts For The Day

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

[Television is] the triumph of machine over people.

Motivation For The Day

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability to work with God.

On This Day

1854 - Crimean War: The Battle of Alma, fought between the British and the Russians.
1857 - British re-capture Delhi from Indian mutineers.
1906 - An Imperial Edict in China orders the end of the use of opium within 10 years.
1917 - The first RSPCA animal clinic opens in Liverpool.
1951 - 1st North Pole jet crossing
1977 - Victor the Giraffe dies of heart failure at Marwell Park Zoo in Britain six days after doing the splits (all four legs) and not being able to get up again.
1984 - A terrorist suicide bomber drives a lorry full of explosives into the US Embassy in Beirut killling 40 people.

Personal Story Of The Day

     Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
     John 7:6

References from John 7:1-18

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance . . . (Eccl 3).

These words from the Old Testament proverbs, express a truth that Jesus lived by as well. To know the times and seasons of Gods will, and to wait patiently for them, is another aspect of His life we can imitate. This may not seem as dramatic as what we have read the past two days, but it is no less essential to understanding and following the example of Christ.

In todays verses, Jesus decided not to go up to Jerusalem because the time for Him to confront His murderous enemies had not yet arrived. When His half brothers mockingly urged Him to go public and try to attract a larger following, He replied: The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right (v6). His answer showed that pride or self-exaltation was not a motive for Him, that Gods interests were at the center of His life. It also showed that there was a plan, Gods plan, within which there was a right time and a wrong time for certain actions. When Jesus did go to the Feast, He stressed that He spoke Gods words for Gods honor (v1618).

How did Jesus know the right times for His actions? He knew who He was, what His calling was, and who had sent Him. He had no need to seize the moment. Instead, He rested in His Fathers sovereignty over every moment. Furthermore, He could wait for the right moment because His work was eternal, beyond time. As Solomon said, I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it,  that men should fear before him. (Eccl 3:14).

Wisdom and experience will teach us what time it is and what to do about it... prayer and action opens the eyes to understanding.

Jokes Of The Day


If you had bought $1000.00 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.

If you had bought $1000.00 worth of budweiser (the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drank all the beer, then traded in the cans at a redemption center for the nickel deposit, you would have $107.00.

Given the current conditions of the economy, my advice is to is to drink heavily and recycle !


A dog thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me
with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me... They must
be Gods!
A cat thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me
with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me... I must be a


A man goes into a pet store looking for a monkey. "I don't want any old monkey," he says to the store owner, "I want one that can do something special." The store owner points towards three identical looking monkeys in politically-correct, animal-friendly natural mini-habitats.
"The one on the left costs $500," says the store owner.
"Why so much?" asks the customer.
"Because it can program in C," answers the store owner.
The customer inquires about the next monkey and is told, "That one costs $1500, because it knows Visual C++ and Object-Relational technology."
The startled man then asks about the third monkey. "That one costs $3000," answers the store owner.
"3000 dollars!!" exclaims the man. "What can that one do?"
The owner replies, "To be honest, I've never seen it do a single thing, but it calls itself a Consultant."


Riddle Of The Day

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bustrip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?
A penny

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

Music is one of those good things in life we take for granted. Yet, as is so often the case, sinful man has taken this good gift from God and used it to serve evil purposes. In our day we're especially aware of its misuse and of the shameful lyrics that so often are a part of it. Good music, however, is a blessing from the Lord. It's a soothing tonic for troubled hearts. It can motivate us to serve the Lord, and through it we can lift our hearts in praise to the God. Without music, we would be greatly deprived.

Singing God's praises honors the Lord, edifies our brothers and sisters in the church, and brings us joy. As we join with the church in singing, it should be with a renewed appreciation of music. So let us join voices with fellow believers and lift our hearts in hymns of praise whenever we have the privilege. We sing because we are happy.


Come Unto Me

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

With life's struggles and temptations, we often get burdened down with weight we can't carry by ourselves. The worldly person will burden themselves down for wealth and honors. Satan makes a slave out of those kind of people.

The sinner is heavy laden with guilt and terror. The tempted Christian also has burdens. The Lord invites all who will to come to Him for rest for their souls. He gives the gospel call to 'come unto me', to those that need his rest. Suffering from guilt and misery has no reward... it is debilitating and frustrating. Nothing destroys faith quicker than guilt.

It is in the best interest of sinners laden down with guilt to answer the gospel call from God. All who thus come will receive rest as Christ's gift, and obtain peace and comfort in their hearts through the power of the Holy Ghost. They must take his yoke, and submit to his authority. He accepts the willing servant, no matter how imperfect the services may be. He will never force us to obey, for we might draw near to Jesus with our lips, but it's in vain that we do, when our heart is far from Him.

The greatest freedom we will ever enjoy is the freedom from blame and guilt... there is no sensation nor pleasure that comes close to the sensation of true freedom... that's why we come unto him. (Joh 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.)

Facts Of The Day

  • The SIBERIAN TIGER is the largest cat in the world. It weighs up to 300kg (660 lbs) and can eat 27,2 kg (60 lb) of meat at one mealtime.

  • The mouse is the most common mammal in the US.

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Closing Thought

Lord, give me direction and purpose so I can organize my life on a long term basis.