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Monday, January 20 2020
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

God morning to all the saints

Only 347 days to the year 2021

Scripture Of The Day

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Luke 17:21

Read The Bible In a Year

Genesis 49-50 ; Matthew 13:31-58

Thoughts For The Day

Funny how a $10 note can look so big when you take it to church,

" The best government teaches us to govern ourselves. "

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Motivation For The Day

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.

On This Day

1913 - In London, the first Chelsea Flower Show.
1961 - In America, John F Kennedy inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States - the first Roman Catholic President to hold office.
1977 - Jimmy Carter sworn in as 39th US President.
1981 - The release of 52 Americans, held hostage in the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran for 444 days by supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini.
1989 - George Bush becomes the 41st President of the United States of America.
1992 - Two former East German border guards are convicted of killing the last person to die attempting to escape into West Berlin over the Berlin Wall.
1998 - Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott is given a suspended jail sentence and fined 5,000 by a French court for assaulting his former lover in a holiday hotel.

Personal Story Of The Day

Two young women lost their lives in a fire that swept through their apartment as they slept. Their home was equipped with a smoke detector that was in good working order, but it hadn't gone off. Why? Fire inspectors concluded that the device had been deactivated for a party the night before. The unit had been disconnected to keep it from sounding off because of the smoke from cooking and candles.

In Acts 5 we have another example of two people who apparently deactivated an alarm system that could have saved their lives. Ananias and Sapphira must have quenched the Holy Spirit by turning a deaf ear to their consciences, believing they had plenty of good reasons for doing what they did. But their action cost them their lives.

We need to realize that the Holy Spirit was not given to annoy us like a sensitive smoke detector. He doesn't sound false alarms. When He activates our conscience by bringing to mind a principle or warning from God's Word, it is really His love and wisdom in action.

By weighing the warnings of His love against the cost of our foolishness, we'll soon realize that it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Jokes Of The Day

At his 103rd birthday party, my grandfather was asked if he planned to be around for his 104th.

"I certainly do," he replied. "Statistics show that very few people die between the ages of 103 and 104."


Fifteen minutes into the flight from Kansas City to Toronto, the captain announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, one of our engines has failed. There is nothing to worry about. Our flight will take an hour longer than scheduled, but we still have three engines left."

Thirty minutes later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and the flight will take an additional two hours. But don't worry, we can fly just fine on two engines."

An hour later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and our arrival will be delayed another three hours, but don't worry - we still have one engine left."

A young blonde passenger turned to the man in the next seat and remarked, "If we lose one more engine, we'll be up here all day!"


There was a young Irishman who volunteered for military service during World War II. He had such a high aptitude for aviation that he was sent right to Flight Centre skipping boot camp.

The very first day at Flight he solos and is the best flier on the base. All they could do was give him his gold wings and assign him immediately to an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

On his first day aboard he took off and single-handedly shot down 6 Japanese Zeroes. Then climbing up to 20,000 ft., he found 9 more Japanese planes and shot them all down, too. Noting that his fuel was getting low, he descended, circled the carrier and came in for a perfect landing on the deck. He threw back the canopy, climbed out and jogged over to the captain.

Saluting smartly he said, "Well sir, how did I do on my very first day?"

The captain turned around, bowed, and replied, "You make one velly impoltant mistake!"


Riddle Of The Day

I reach for the sky, but clutch to the ground; sometimes I leave, but I am always around. What am I?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
What is that you will break even when you name it?
your silence

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

Does the motive of a sin, its rationale, its reasons, make it any less a sin? Isn't the betrayal of the sovereignty of the Lord in our lives always a sin, regardless of the factors that drove us to betray Him? Yes! Yet we habitually defend ourselves and diminish our fault by referring to reasons why we had to do it. Often, we try to justify ourselves by some condition which preceded the sin.

To rationalize sin is to justify oneself, protecting and holding onto sin. But to see sin as God does is to repent with a humble heart, allowing His forgiveness to cleanse us. 'Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.' Psalm 51:7

The background for this article is King David's adultery with Bathsheba and murder of her husband, Uriah (see 2 Sam. 1112). His eventual confession prompted by a confrontation with the prophet Nathan is recorded here.

Where did David begin in his confession? He began with God. His confession showed great faith in God's character: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions (psalm 51:1). He trusted in God's power to forgive sin... to blot it out and wash the sinner clean. Hyssop symbolized ritual cleansing under the Law (v. 7). The king's confession also demonstrated spiritual humility (Godly sorrow). He understood how much he offended God; in fact, he couldn't forget it. He grieved deeply over what he'd done... it was as though his bones had been crushed. He acknowledged the justice of God's right to judge men's sin (v. 4). He also acknowledged his general sinful condition (v. 5).

This might have caused David to despair, but instead he hoped for future joy. Based on what? God's faithful and forgiving love. Because of God's merciful character, David eagerly anticipated the joy and renewal of perfect forgiveness. He trusted that God would give him a pure, steadfast heart. His Friendship and Fellowship with God was restored!


Recognise Every Blessing

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3

Paul rejoices and blesses God. Why? Because God has blessed us. Paul is overwhelmingly thankful to God for all He has made available to us. How much is this? It is every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. No one can understand the awesome greatness of God. No one can understand the height and the depth, the width and the length of the fullness of eternal life.

Who can measure heaven and all it encompasses? God has made all this available to us through Jesus Christ. It would take all eternity just to mention everything He has for us. Yet He says He has made all this available to us today. Not just a fraction of the blessing (which would be wonderful enough), but every blessing! Some argue that this does not refer to material blessings but only to spiritual ones. But God does not make such a distinction. Such thoughts are not of Christian doctrine.

That blessings are spiritual means that they come from God. But they pertain to every area of life. Remember that God does not set limits. His goodness is always overflowing. His generosity is overpowering. His love and compassion are overwhelming. His creativity is endless. He knows everything, wants everything, is able to do everything and does far more than what we can ever ask or hope for. And the Scripture does not say that He will bless us; it says that He has blessed us. Because He has already blessed you, He wants you to accept, believe and receive this, and He wants you to live out your life as though this is a tangible reality. Stir up the spirit and enjoy another blessing.

Facts Of The Day

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Closing Thought

May the peace that our Father brings rest with you this day .