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Monday, July 6 2020
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

Another day to praise the Lord. Call a friend and share a blessing.

Only 179 days to the year 2021

Scripture Of The Day

But thou, O LORD, [art] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
Psalms 3:3

Read The Bible In a Year

Job 32-33 ; Acts 14

Thoughts For The Day

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"

"Against naked force the only possible defense is naked force. The aggressor makes the rules for such a war; the defenders have no alternative but matching destruction with more destruction, slaughter with greater slaughter." Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Don't let today's disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow's dreams

Motivation For The Day

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."

On This Day

1553 - Death of King Edward VI of England - succeeded by Queen Mary I.
1865 - British preacher William Booth formed the Christian Mission, later renamed the Salvation Army, in London. Determined to assail poverty and religious indifference with the efficiency of a military organization, Booth modeled his group after the British army, labeling ministers "officers" and new members "recruits." The Salvation Armyıs officers are ordained ministers who have vowed to serve the Army for life. The Army has units in over 80 countries.
1928 - In New York, the screening of the first film to include sound - 'The Lights of New York'.
1936 - In Britain, the opening of Gatwick Airport, south of London.
1944 - In America, fire-eaters accidentally start a fire inside the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - more than 160 are killed.
1978 - In the Houses of Parliament in London, three bags of horse manure are hurled from the public gallery in the House of Commons during a debate on Scottish Home Rule. Yana Mintoff, daughter of the Prime Minister of Malta, is later arrested and fined.
1989 - Funeral of Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini.

Personal Story Of The Day

    But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
     Romans 14:10

References from Matthew 7:1-5

Kathy Plate told of the time Andrew, her five-year-old neighbor, showed her his class picture. As he pointed to each of his classmates, he described their behavior. This is Robert; he hits everyone, he said. This is Stephen. He never listens to the teacher. This is Mark. He chases us and is very noisy. Finally, Andrew came to his own picture. He pointed at it and declared, And this is me. Im just sitting here minding my own business.

Andrew isnt alone. Most of us find that it is easier to recognize the faults of others than to see our own failings. This limited vision makes us prone to judge others unfairly. Jesus commands us not to rush to judgment, warning that the same standard we use to judge others will eventually be used against us.

This command does not prohibit all forms of judgment. Elsewhere in Scripture Christians are commanded to judge. In 1 Corinthians 5:12, for example, the apostle Paul reminded the Corinthian church of its responsibility to judge other believers when exercising church discipline. Its understandable to desire to remove the speck from anothers eye. Under the right circumstances it can be an act of mercy. But if we attempt it while our own vision is obstructed, we are liable to do more damage than good.

The kind of judging Jesus condemns employs a double standard. It criticizes others for something that is also present in us. We must deal with our own sin before attempting to correct someone else.

Jesus warning implies that those things that annoy us most about others are often also our own faults. The spiteful person is the one most sensitive to the grudges of others. An overly critical person is also the one most offended by criticism. The irritation we feel towards others may be Gods way of making us aware of a beam that needs to be removed from our own eye.

Is the speck in someone elses eye actually Gods mirror revealing a log that should be removed from your own? Think of someone whose faults have been bothering you, then draw a mirror on a piece of paper. Inside the mirror write a word that describes each of the faults that you have identified. When you are finished, spend time in prayerful reflection, asking God to show you whether any of these faults reveals an area where the Holy Spirit wants to work in your own life. Ask Him to help you remove the log from your eye and thank God for the one whose speck has helped you to see it.

Jokes Of The Day

A man really loved a woman, but he was just too shy to propose to her. Now he was up in his years and neither of them had ever been married. Of course, they dated about once a week for the past six years, but he was so timid he just never got around to suggesting marriage much less living together.

But one day, he became determined to ask her the question. So he calls her on the phone, "June."

"Yes, this is June."

"Will you marry me?"

"Of course I will! Who's this?"


A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5000.

The bank officers says the bank will need some kind of security for such a loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce, parked on the street, in front of the bank.

Everything checks out, and the bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. An employee drives the Rolls into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the blonde returns and repays the $5000, and the interest, which is $15.41.

The loan officer says, "We are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is why would you bother to borrow $5000?"

The blonde replied, "Where else in New York City can I park my car for 2 weeks for $15.00?"


A blonde grabbed a large thermos and hurried to a nearby coffee shop. She held up the thermos and the coffee shop worker quickly came over to take her order.

"Is this big enough to hold six cups of coffee?" the blonde asked.

The coffee shop worker looked at the thermos, hesitated a few seconds, then finally replied, "Yeah. It looks like about six cups to me."

"Oh good!" the blonde sighed in relief. "Then give me two regular, two black, and two decaf."


Riddle Of The Day

What is the value of 1/2 of 2/3 of 3/4 of 4/5 of 5/6 of 6/7 of 7/8 of 8/9 of 9/10 of 1,000?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters?
Eat and Ate.

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

It was New Year's Day 1929. The University of California at Berkeley was playing Georgia Tech in college football's Rose Bowl. Roy Riegels, a California defender, recovered a Georgia Tech fumble, then turned and scampered 65 yards in the wrong direction! One of Riegels' own teammates tackled him just before he reached the wrong goal line. On the next play, Georgia Tech scored and went on to win.

From that day on, Riegels was saddled with the nickname "Wrong-way Riegels." For years afterward, whenever he was introduced, people would exclaim, "I know who you are! You're the guy who ran the wrong way in the Rose Bowl!"

Our failures may not be as conspicuous, but we've all gone the wrong way, and we have memories that haunt us. Recollections of sin and failure rise up to taunt us at 3:00 in the morning. If only we could forget! If only we could begin again!

We can. When we confess our sins and repent before God, He forgives our past and puts it away. In Christ, "In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:"all our sins (Colossians 1:14; 2:13).

It's never too late to begin again.


From Darkness to Light

Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:17-18

A line, a border, passes through the world. It is the border between darkness and light, between life and death. Many refute the existence of this border, and even some Christians refuse to consider it. But the border is still there. Some try to remove this line by arguing theologically that we are all children of God. Such people believe Christians see themselves as superior. Christians are absolutely not superior, yet Jesus clearly spoke about the difference between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the world. Paul was totally clear on this issue, which today is avoided or denied by modern theologians.

Everyone is created by God, and perhaps, in a general way, we can all therefore be called God's children. But according to the Bible, God's children are those who are saved by being born again, not those merely created by God. To mix creation and redemption is to deny our need for Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. There are many people who live in spiritual darkness, away from God, and God wants their eyes to be opened. This is why Jesus commanded Paul to open their eyes so they would repent. The preaching of the full gospel of Jesus Christ opens eyes and leads to repentance.

God wants all people on earth to hear that Jesus died for them. He wants every person to have the opportunity to repent. He wants to help every person to come out of darkness and into the light through the anointing of the Spirit. It is tragic when Christians deny that this line of separation exists... arguing instead that repentance is not necessary, or that everyone is a child of God merely because he or she exists... or perhaps more deceptively, that all those who believe in Jesus are saved. This stance leads people astray instead of leading them into the saving power of the Holy Spirit. These arguments blocks the light.

Facts Of The Day

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Closing Thought

I am thankful for the lawn that needs mowing, the windows that need washing, the gutters that need cleaning, because I have a home !