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Monday, November 2 2020
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

Who can you help today?


Only 60 days to the year 2021


Scripture Of The Day

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1 Corinthians 3:19

Read The Bible In a Year

Jeremiah 27-29 ; Titus 3

Thoughts For The Day

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.

" Behind every argument is someone`s ignorance. "


Motivation For The Day

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.

On This Day

1841 - Start of the Second Afghan War.
1930 - Ras Tafari, King of Ethiopia, is crowned Emperor Haile Selassie.
1954 - In Britain, the comedy series 'Hancock's Half Hour' is first broadcast on BBC Radio.
1957 - American rock 'n roll star Elvis Presley sets an all-time record with 8 hit singles in the UK Top 30 chart at the same time.
1964 - In Britain, the first episode of the television soap opera 'Crossroads' is broadcast on ITV.
1997 - American Craig McCaw, who pioneered the mobile phone, agrees a record $277 million divorce settlement with his wife Wendy.
2003 - Sir Ranulph Fiennes and companion Mike Stroud complete their 7th marathon in 7 days, each in a different country. Fiennes had suffered a heart attack five months previously.

Personal Story Of The Day


     And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. Luke 24:30

References from Mark 6:30-44

Imagine for a moment that youre with a large group attending a full day bible workshop. Toward the end of day one, youre deeply blessed by all the rich teaching, but . . . youre getting hungry! No one appears to be making dinner preparations. In fact, the conference organizers are beginning to look worried! Finally the speaker asks some assistants to bring their leftover lunches. Before your very eyes, the speaker blesses the food and begins to distribute it among the many people.

This is what the disciples experienced when Jesus fed over five thousand people with just five loaves and two fish. They never forgot this, its the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels!

After exhausting ministry, Jesus pulled His disciples aside for rest. But the crowds eagerly followed, and Jesus began to teach them (v34). Because they were in a solitary place (v32), the disciples became concerned about dinner for this crowd. In contrast to their anxiety, Jesus started asking people to set the table, so to speak. When everyone was ready, Jesus took seemingly meager provisions, and He blessed the food according to the custom of the day. But what happened next was far from customary!

Mark tells us that the number of men who ate was five thousand, but we can safely assume that with women and children present, the number could easily have exceeded fifteen thousand.

Scholars note that this was a deliberate action of our Lord. These people had probably not eaten earlier that day, so Jesus chose to feed them. And He did so to teach a lesson. Just as Israel ate manna in the wilderness, so too with Jesus, Israel was eating bread in a deserted place. Additionally, Jesus modeled giving thanks for that daily provision by praying to the Father to bless the food.

If you dont regularly give thanks for your daily meals, today is a good time to start! As you do, youll find your awareness of the Lord and gratitude for His provisions increasing.


Jokes Of The Day

The chief of staff of the US Air Force decided that he would personally intervene in the recuiting crisis affecting all of our armed services. So, he directed that a nearby Air Force base be opened and that all elgible young men and women be invited. As he and his staff were standing near an brand new F-15 Fighter, a pair of twin brothers who looked like they had just stepped off a Marine Corps recruiting poster walked up to them.

The chief of staff walked up to them, stuck out his hand and introduced himself. He looked at the first young man and asked, "Son, what skills can you bring to the Air Force?"

The young man looks at him and says, "I'm a pilot!"

The general gets all excited, turns to his aide and says, "Get him in today, all the paper work done, everything, do it!" The aide hustles the young man off.

The general looks at the second young man and asked,"What skills to you bring to the Air Force?"

The young man says, "I chop wood!"

"Son," the general replies, "we don't need wood choppers in the Air Force, what do you know how to do?"

"I chop wood!"

"Young man," huffs the general, "you are not listening to me, we don't need wood choppers, this is the 20th century!"

"Well," the young man says, "you hired my brother!"

"Of course we did," says the general, "he's a pilot!"

The young man rolls his eyes and says, "Dang it, I have to chop it before he can pile it!"

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During taxi, the crew of a US Air departure flight to Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727. The irate ground controller (a female) lashed out at the US Air crew screaming "US Air 2771, where are you going? I told you to turn right on 'Charlie' taxi way; you turned right on 'Delta'. Stop right there. I know it's difficult to tell the difference between C's and D's but get it right".

Continuing her lashing to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically, "You've screwed everything up; it'll take forever to sort this out. You stay right there and don't move until I tell you to. You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about a half hour and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you. You got that, US Air 2771??"

Naturally, the 'ground control' frequency went terribly silent until an unknown male pilot broke the silence and asked, "Wasn't I married to you once?"

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A man came home from work and found his three children outside,
still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes
and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.
The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the
house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry,
he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked
over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.
In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel,
and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled
on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled
on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of
sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles
of clothes,looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or
that something serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out
the bathroom door.
As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys
strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste
had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed
in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked
how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?"
She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come
home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?"
"Yes," was his incredulous reply.
She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it."

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Riddle Of The Day

What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in an hour?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
Every morning the farmer had eggs for breakfast. He owned no chickens and he never got eggs from anyone else's chickens. Where did he get the eggs?
His Ducks

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day


The cross in Roman times was designed for death. It had no other use. So what did Jesus mean when He said that anyone who wants to follow Him must "take up his cross daily"? (Luke 9:23). He wasn't saying that we must all be crucified. The "cross" to which He was referring is the act of putting to death our own heart's desires and quietly submitting to God's will.

Such dying is denying our need for larger homes, more compliant children, more accommodating mates. It's putting up with misunderstanding, embarrassment, and loss of esteem. It's accepting our unchangeable circumstances. Its about learning to be content with such things as you have.

Jesus said we must take up our cross daily. We are to rise each morning and cheerfully, bravely shoulder our load, because there is something else that is "daily." It is the continuous, sufficient grace of the One whose strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9), and who will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). He promises that through our dying He will make us more alive than ever before (1 Corinthians 15:53-57).

Are you dying to live?


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The Great Day of Salvation

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation (gathering) unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.
Leviticus 23:26-28

This celebration is a national day of repentance and confession of sin. It is still celebrated by orthodox Jews. In times past this was the day the high priest went into the Holy of Holies and sprinkled blood on the mercy seat. This was the only day of the whole year when it was mandatory to fast.

When Jesus entered the Holy of Holies with His own blood, He fulfilled this requirement for us. But this does not mean we no longer need daily cleansing. On the contrary, His blood continues to cleanse us daily from all that stains our garment. Every day we need to confess our sins and leave them with Jesus, our high priest.

Whenever the Lord does something new in our lives, His Spirit first highlight things that we need to change. We need to quickly confess our sins and ask for forgiveness. This is not some sort of condemnation that robs us of our boldness, nor is it a confession of worldliness. It is a sensitivity that every true believer must have in order to advance, spiritually.

If we do not allow the Spirit to highlight sin in our lives, we will quickly dry out and become sluggish. We will become hard and incapable of moving on in our understanding. Something comes between God and us, and the Christian life loses its potential. We are soon willing to compromise with the word of God in order to buy a little false peace. The result is weakness and death. But through repentance, we once again receive life and peace, joy and victory.



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Closing Thought

Lord, may my ways be pleasing in your sight and fruitful to my friends.

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