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Wednesday, November 25 2020
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

Happy days are here again

Only 37 days to the year 2021

Scripture Of The Day

For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
Psalms 38:15

Read The Bible In a Year

Ezekiel 24-26 ; 1 Peter 2

Thoughts For The Day

We didn't write the plan, we're only expected to follow it without question.

It's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.

Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man

Motivation For The Day

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness

On This Day

1642 - Dutch navigator Abel Tasman discovers an island off the southern coast of Australia and names it Van Dieman's Land. Its name is changed to Tasmania in 1855.
1823 - In Britain, the opening of the first pleasure pier -'The Chain Pier' at Brighton. In 1896, shortly after being closed, the pier is destroyed in a storm.
1875 - Britain buys a controlling stake of 176,000 shares in the Suez Canal from the Khedive of Egypt.
1884 - Evaporated milk is patented by John Mayerberg of St Louis, USA.
1952 - The world's longest-running play, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, opens at the Ambassador's Theatre in London.
1973 - Greek President George Papadopoulos is ousted in a military coup.
1984 - British musician Bob Geldof asks top rock stars to join together under the name of BandAid to record 'Do They Know It's Christmas' to raise money for the Ethiopian Famine Appeal.

Personal Story Of The Day

 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Jeremiah 32:17

References from Jeremiah 32:1-44

When Jeremiah bought a field from his cousin, Hanamel, many people probably thought he was making a risky business decision. After all, this transaction probably took place in 588 B.C., only months before Jerusalem would fall to the Babylonians. After the glorious visions that we looked at the past two days, the desperation portrayed in todays passage is jarring. Why this stark contrast? First, because it underscored the necessity of judgment. Even with promises of future restoration, Gods justice still required that sins consequences be borne out. Second, the bleakness of the situation with Jeremiah in prison (v2) and the city facing destruction emphasized that the only possible source of hope was God, and God alone. Unless He acted to bring about restoration, humanly speaking, there was no hope.

Jeremiahs cousin seems to have been a first-class opportunist! This relative reminded Jeremiah of his familial obligation to ensure that family land not be sold outside the family (v. 7). His timing couldnt have been worseJeremiah was in prison! Still, Jeremiah saw the hand of God in this crass demand. He not only came up with the money, he made sure that proper deeds of sale were drawn up. This simple action revealed just how much Jeremiah believed that God would restore the land to His people (v15)!

Jeremiahs prayer is a model of praise. It also seemed as if Jeremiah hoped that God might yet spare Jerusalem (v25). But Gods refusal to avert near disaster confirmed just how deeply sin had permeated the entire country. Even so, the Lord God reaffirmed His promises concerning the nations bright, restored future (v4244).

We can learn a lot from Jeremiah about how to pray when circumstances seem impossible. First, did you notice that Jeremiah began with praising God for His incomparable character? There were many legitimate needs he could have mentioned first, such as his imprisonment or the citys siege! But he focused on Gods person, and as he did so, he began to see glimmers of hope once again. In the same way, when we focus on who God is, our hearts begin to change, even if our circumstances dont.

Jokes Of The Day

There was a priest that loved to stream fish. One year there was a problem every time he had a chance to go fishing the weather was bad or it was on Sunday, when he had to work. All year he was unable to go. Finally it was the last week before the streams closed. The weather was bad all week until Sunday, when the weather was perfect. The priest could not resist, he called a fellow priest claiming to be very sick and asked if he could take over his sermon.

The fly-fishing priest drove over 200 miles, not wishing to see anyone he knew. An angel seeing the priest playing hooky went to God and said "You're not going to let him get away with this are you?". God agreed he should do something. The first cast the priest made was perfect. The fly floated past a log and a huge mouth gulped the fly down. For 45 minutes the priest ran up and down the stream fighting the mighty fish. At the end he held a 50" world record rainbow trout. Confused the angel asked God, "What are you doing?". God replied "Think about it, who's he going to tell?"


A man was leaving church one day. The Pastor was standing at the door (as he always is) to shake hands with members of the congregation. He grasped the man by the hand and pulled him aside. The Pastor said to him, 'You need to join the Army of the Lord!'

The man replied, 'I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.'

Pastor questioned, 'How come I don't see you except at Christmas and Easter?'

He whispered back, 'Shhhhhhhhh. I'm in the secret service.'


A blonde was driving back from the mall when there was a terrible hail storm. Huge hail stones the size of golf balls pelted her car leaving it full of dents. She drove to the body shop and asked what she should do. The body man explained what needed to be done and that it would cost at least $4,000 to repair. She said that was too much and asked if there was some other way to fix it.

The body man decided to have a little fun and said, "Well you could blow into the tail pipe real hard and they might pop back out." She decided to give it a try before spending that much money.

She drove home and was in the garage with her lips wrapped around the exhaust pipe when her blonde neighbor came over to visit.

"What are you doing?" she shrieked thinking the worst and thankful that she may have just prevented her friend from committing suicide.

"I'm blowing into the tailpipe real hard to pop all these dents out of my car," explained the first blonde.

"Well silly, it's not going to work," replied her neighbor.

"Why not?" asked the first blonde.

"Because you've got to roll up the windows first."


Riddle Of The Day

Be you ever so quick, with vision keen, by your eyes, we are never seen. Unless perchance it should come to pass, you see our reflection in a looking glass. What are we?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
You use it between your head and your toes, the more it works the thinner it grows. What is it?
A bar of soap.

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

Some scientists tell us that in less than 10 million years the earth will be unable to sustain life because the sun will be too hot. This is depressing news for those who put all their hope in this world. It means that all of humankind's accomplishments will one day be wiped out.

For those who believe the Bible, though, this information is not surprising. We know that the earth in its present form will one day be destroyed "with fervent heat" (2 Peter 3:10). But that's not depressing news. On the contrary, we gladly anticipate the day when our sin-marred planet will be replaced by a world "in which righteousness dwells" (v13).

This expectation becomes for us a powerful incentive for "holy conversation and godliness" (v11).

We also realize that our earthly lives have great significance, because through our prayers, our behavior, and our Christian witness we become partners with God as He works in the world. And one day, when He replaces our present cosmos with the perfect world, we will be given a place in our eternal home (John 14:2).

Because of our faith in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can be filled with joy and hope. The Lord wants to use our life in this world and He promises us a perfect world to come.


God's Holiness

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. Isaiah 59:2

God is holy. He lives in a light where no one else can come. The Bible says that no one can see the face of God and live. Yet God desires to spend time with His creation. He created man in His image to reflect His nature, His beauty and His glory. For all eternity God and man were meant to wander together. More and more of God's endless glory, wisdom and love would flow to and through people and on to a holy, clean, good and continually growing universe.

Then sin came! We have never understood the depth of this or the fullness of its consequences. The modern man minimizes it. The backslidden man excuses it. The rebellious man defies it. The evil man takes advantage of it. Everyone is a victim of it. No one can be free from it. Today the issue of sin is questioned more than anything else. Yet we are all marred by it. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We have all defied God, abandoned His ways and chosen to go our own way. Selfishness lies like a basic programming error deep in our nature. But the responsibility is still ours, no one else's. We have erred.

Our own selfishness judges us in the light of God's holy nature. Our own sin hides the face of God from us. God cannot live in sin or together with rebellion or impurity. He is holy and pure.

Sin killed our inner man, separated us from God, blackened our life and our darkened our mind. Joy, meaning with life and the very purpose for our existence was aborted. Everything went wrong. God became invisible and far off.

Because of sin we can neither reach God nor fulfill our purpose. We are lost. Without God. humanity suffocates spiritually, morally, socially and economically.

Humility is all we have... all we can offer. Praise God for his mercy and grace.

Facts Of The Day

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Closing Thought

Lord, let me never be too busy to support or uphold your people.