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Thursday, December 1 2022
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

We can all know love, for the love of our Father is placed in our hearts.

Only 31 days to the year 2023

Scripture Of The Day

Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
Proverbs 27:18

Read The Bible In a Year

Ezekiel 40-41 ; 2 Peter 3

Thoughts For The Day

There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.

"Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself."

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of."

Motivation For The Day

The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

On This Day

1768 - Founding of the Royal Academy of Arts
1868 - In London, the opening of Smithfield meat market.
1906 - The Cinema Omnia Pathe, the world's first purpose built picture house, opsens in Paris.
1953 - First issue of Hugh Heffner's Playboy magazine: the centre-page spread featured American actress Marilyn Monroe in the nude.
1966 - Britain issues its first special edition Christmas stamps.
1969 - A statue of former British Prime Minister SIr Winston Chuchill is unveiled in the House of Commons.
1989 - The end of 70 years of hostility between USSR and the Vatican when Russian Premier Mikhail Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II in Rome.

Personal Story Of The Day

     [The priests]And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. Ezekiel 44:23

References from Leviticus 12:1-8

A recent British national survey found that most women are terrified of giving birth and find it more painful than they ever imagined. Sixty percent said their prenatal classes had failed to prepare them for the reality of childbirth, and 75 percent mentioned the pain was far worse than they had imagined it would be.

Nearly half of the women surveyed said postnatal care was inadequate. Eighty six percent added that they continued to experience pain for up to several weeks after the birth, and feelings from general sadness to depression were also common.

Nonetheless, 99 percent of these women said that motherhood gave them more happiness than their careers!

Although since the Fall women have suffered pain in childbirth (Gen 3:16), a new baby remains one of lifes greatest joys and Gods greatest blessings: Children are a reward from him. . . . Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them (Ps 127:3-5).

Why, then, did the Law regard a woman as unclean after giving birth? Theological speculation generally centers around two possible reasons. First, she might be unclean because of the postnatal discharge of blood. Since blood is a symbol of life and forgiveness, all matters involving blood were treated with great care and seriousness in the Law. Also, women who had unusual discharges of blood were required to offer the same sacrifices as listed here for a woman who had given birth (see Lev 15:25-30).

A second possible reason for the uncleanness might be to remind the Israelites of the Cursethat is, of Adam and Eves original disobedience and the fact that pain in childbirth was one of the resulting outcomes. In this way, the unclean designation reminded the people of history (after all, Moses wrote Genesis), of the universality of sin and of the urgent necessity of obedience.

Within both explanations, the woman who had given birth had not actually sinned. So why did she have to bring a burnt offering and a sin offering? It is preferable at this point to render atonement simply as purification, a translation that clarifies what is actually happening here (v8).

One theme we have been tracing so far in the book of Leviticus is holiness or purity... both Gods perfect righteousness and our calling to live righteous lives before Him.

Jokes Of The Day

According to report, the U.S. has a bazooka-like gun used for firing dead chickens at aircraft windshields as a safety test. They supposedly sent one of these guns to the U.K. for the British to use.

Not long after this the British sent the U.S. a memo saying their aircraft windshields must be defective. Not only did they all fail the test but there was also considerable damage to the instruments and even some broken seats!

The U.S. reportedly replied that the chickens were to be thawed before using...


Joe had asked Bob to help him out with the deck after work, so Bob just went straight over to Joe's place. When they got to the door, Joe went straight to his wife, gave her a hug and told her how beautiful she was and how much he had missed her at work.

When it was time for supper, he complimented his wife on her cooking, kissed her and told her how much he loved her.

Once they were working on the deck, Bob told Joe that he was surprised that he fussed so much over his wife. Joe said that he'd started this about 6 months ago, it had revived their marriage, and things couldn't be better.

Bob thought he'd give it a go. When he got home, he gave his wife a massive hug, kissed her and told her that he loved her.

His wife burst into tears.

Bob was confused and asked why she was crying. She said, "This is the worst day of my life. First, little Billy fell off his bike and twisted his ankle. Then, the washing machine broke and flooded the basement. And now, you come home drunk!"


An aged farmer and his wife were leaning against the edge of their pigpen
when the old woman wistfully recalled that the next week would mark their
golden wedding anniversary...
"Let's have a party, Homer," she suggested. "Let's kill a pig."
The farmer scratched his grizzled head. "Gee, Ethel," he finally
answered, "I don't see why the pig should take the blame for something that
happened fifty years ago."


Riddle Of The Day

When is a yellow dog most likely to enter a house?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?
A coat of paint.

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

Luke 15 is often called the "Lost" Chapter, because it deals with the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. The parable that our culture finds confusing is the lost coin. Here, a woman loses a coin in her own house, panics, has a hard time finding it, eventually finds it, and throws a party to celebrate her good fortune.

What we don't realize is what that coin represented. Eastern married women wore ten small coins strung together as part of their headdress. The coins themselves were each worth only a day's wages... but strung together, they embodied all that was precious in the marriage and home. In fact, those coins were so respected a symbol, that they could not be taken to pay any debt. For a woman to lose one of those coins was easy, however. The hard packed dirt floor was covered with reeds and straw, and there was only one small window in the house to let in light. She would sweep away the reeds, scan the floor with her lit candle, and pray that she would see it twinkle in the light before her husband gets home. It was similar to a woman losing her wedding ring. And when she finds it, it's utter joy and rejoicing.

Jesus likens that event to the angels in heaven rejoicing over one sinner who repents and enters the kingdom of God. We may consider the price of a human soul to be cheap, but God says it is precious. We may feel that God doesn't understand what we are suffering, but the angels in heaven are always watching over us and cheering us on! We may think that the Lord has given up on us or our loved ones, but He is ever searching through the dirt of our lives to shine the light of His love and forgiveness. And when He finds us, there is great joy in all of heaven... for we are one coin in the headdress of the Bride of Christ... priceless and eternal.

"And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." (Luke 15:9,10).


A Measure of Faith

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Romans 12:3

If you are a spirit filled child of God, you are a believer. And because you are a believer, you have faith. You may not always feel that you have faith, but you do, since God has given all His children a measure of faith. This measure is perfectly and individually weighed out. It is like a cup of seed deposited in our hearts. When we sow the seed, it increases. When we exercise our faith, it grows.

We often forget that the faith we see in others has been growing for many years. We cannot, and should not, compare our own faith with anyone else's. We should not try to measure the faith of others. We should develop our own faith. The measure of faith God has given us is enough for our circumstances. In 1 Corinthians 10:3 it says, No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able.

What is this capacity to resist temptation? It is the measure of faith given by God. Through this faith, which is a faith in Christ, we overcome temptation and attacks. This ability, based on faith of the heart, is much greater than our natural, physical ability. Faith of the heart accomplishes what no mental training, or general positive thinking, can accomplish. And God has deposited such faith in us.

We need to feed and nourish this faith with the Word of God. Too often, we feed doubt and starve faith. Do the opposite, and faith will grow. Do not allow anyone to tell you that you do not have faith; you have received a whole measure of faith from God!

Facts Of The Day


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Closing Thought

The picture of health requires a happy frame of mind.