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Friday, August 12 2022
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

G'day .....blessings are coming!

Only 142 days to the year 2023

Scripture Of The Day

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13.

Read The Bible In a Year

Psalms 84-86; Romans 12.

Thoughts For The Day

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.

Do not consider painful what is good for you.

"With God, even when nothing is happening - something is happening."

Motivation For The Day

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.

On This Day

1887 - American inventor Thomas Edison makes the world's first sound recording - reciting 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' onto a foil -wrapped cylinder on a machine called the Edisonphone.
1908 - The first Model T Ford car, known as the Tin Lizzie, comes off the production line - replacing the model A.
1990 - The largest dinosaur fossil is found.
1999 - Total eclipse of the Sun.
2015 - In London archaeologists discover a mass grave of 30 bodies from the 1665 plague.
2018 - NASA launches the Parker Space Probe, its first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona.

Personal Story Of The Day

It Will Surely Come

  While in the military I learned to hate waiting. We were commanded to hurry out of the barracks and line up. There we would stand and wait, wait, wait for our next orders. When getting vaccinations, we would stand in line and just wait.

I also did a lot of waiting in bus and train depots when I had a leave of absence. I can't say I enjoyed it, but it was different. It was waiting with anticipation. I knew that when I arrived home I would be welcomed by my wife and my children.

This describes the kind of waiting expressed by the writer of Psalm 130. He had been in the pit of despair over the guilt of his sins (v's1-3), and he had prayed and gained assurance of forgiveness (v4). But he explained that it was the Lord Himself for whom he was waiting... not just His forgiveness (v5). He waited with the anticipation of a watchman who knows that light will appear in the morning (v6).

When we're hurting or in distress over our sin, we can look up and wait with anticipation. The Lord will come! Whether through a promise directly from His Word, the wise counsel from a friend, or the quiet assurance of the Holy Spirit, He will meet our need... as certainly as morning light always breaks through the darkness of night. 

Jokes Of The Day

An old European monastery is perched high on a 500 foot cliff. Visitors ride up in a big basket, pulled to the top with a ragged old rope.

Halfway up, a passenger nervously asked: "How often do you change the rope?"

The monk in charge replied: "Whenever the old one breaks."


Mac died at the controls of a plane and went to pilot's hell, where he found a hideous devil and three doors. The devil was busy escorting other pilots to various "hell rooms." He said, "I'll be right back don't go away," and he vanished. Sneaking over to the first door, Mac peeked in and saw a cockpit where the pilot was condemned to forever run through preflight checks. He slammed the door and peeked into the second. There, alarms rang and red lights flashed while a pilot had to avoid one emergency after another. Unable to imagine a worse fate Mac cautiously opened the third door. He was amazed to see many beautiful attendants answering to a captain's every whim. He quickly returned to his place seconds before the devil reappeared.

"Okay, Mac," said the devil, "Which door will it be, number 1 or number 2?" "Um, I want door number 3," answered Mac.

"Sorry," said the devil. "You can't have door number 3, that's flight attendants' hell."


Five-year-old Becky answered the door when the census taker came by. She told the census taker that her daddy was a doctor and wasn't home because he was performing an appendectomy.

"My," said the census taker, "that sure is a big word for such a little girl. Do you know what it means?"

"Sure do! Fifteen-hundred bucks, and that doesn't even include the anesthesiologist!"


Riddle Of The Day

What is the difference between a school boy studying and a farmer watching his cattle?

Answer to Yesterday's Riddle
What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?
Your name.

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

In The Light
 I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12. References from John 8:12-30.

Light is one of the archetypal images of the Bible. From the very start, when God said, 'Let there be light, (Gen 1:3), light has been associated with goodness, hope, truth, and life. Like the psalmist, we turn to God with these words, The Lord is my light and my salvation... whom shall I fear? (Psa 27:1).

It's no surprise to find that Isaiah prophesied Christ in these terms: The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. (Isaiah 9:2). Or to read that Simeon welcomed baby Jesus as A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. (Luke 2:32).

This biblical metaphor climaxes in Jesus' claim: I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (v12). John used the imagery of light and darkness throughout his Gospel (as well as his first epistle). The prologue had already announced, In him was life, and that life was the light of men (1:4).

Verse 12 is Jesus second 'I am' statement, and once again He laid claim to an attribute of God. By saying He was the bread of life, He claimed to be the source of life; by saying He was the light of the world, He also claimed to be the source of righteousness.

The hostile Pharisees challenged His statement, and Jesus responded that His testimony was valid because He and the Father were authoritative witnesses. To know Him was to know the Father, and He always did what pleased God (v19, 29). By contrast, the Jewish leaders judged by merely human standards, and in fact did not even know God.

By God's grace we, too, can see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ (2Cor. 4:46), and we are to follow in Christ's footsteps. He Himself told us, You are the light of the world... Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven (Matt 5:14-16).

The Wayside

And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. Mark 4:15.

The seed is the word of God, which has a heavenly quality. When it lands in the right soil, it produces guaranteed results. If results are not produced, the fault is not with the seed but with the soil. Therefore, we should never blame God but rather examine the soil.

The first soil is the road or the wayside. The road came to exist because many people walked over the same surface, making it hard and unproductive. It was a gravelly dirt road. This description applies to the arrogant, worldly heart. Such a heart hears, but does not listen. It does not receive the word. God's word cannot come into the soil. Indifference or scorn from the Word prevents the Word from taking root. Birds readily pick it up and eat it. Satan comes immediately and takes it away.

A heart hardened by unbelief, arrogance, criticism or disappointment, becomes easy prey for Satan. With all doors ajar, nothing prevents him from coming in and taking what he wants. The tragedy in such a situation is that the person with the hard heart can sit in church and hear the best sermons, yet remain unaffected. It is only when the word of God comes like a hammer and breaks the hardness, thus enabling repentance, that the Word can be effective. Before this occurs the heart is insensitive, selfish and scornful. People with such hearts even persecute those who are open and positive. No fruit is produced in this field.

Facts Of The Day

The world's biggest bowling alley is located in Las Vegas at the Showboat hotel and has 106 lanes.

The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs.


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Closing Thought

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