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Intro

Friday, May 20 2022
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

Another beautiful day to enjoy


Only 226 days to the year 2023


Scripture Of The Day

Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Matthew 5:6


Read The Bible In a Year

1 Chronicles 10-12 ; John 6:45-71


Thoughts For The Day

God answers prayers because he has promised he would, not because you make promises to him.

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

God owes us nothing but gives us everything.


Motivation For The Day

God takes life's broken pieces and gives us unbroken peace.


On This Day

1498 - Explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, southern India after discovering a route from the Atlantic via the southern tip of Africa.
1830 - D Hyde patents fountain pen.
1873 - Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patent the first blue jeans with copper rivets.
1927 - At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight).
1932 - Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland on her journey to become the 1st woman to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic.
1941 - World War II: German paratroopers invade the Meditteranean island of Crete - the first airborne invasion of a country ever attempted.
2006- The Three Gorges Dam is officially opened.


Personal Story Of The Day

Guilt Is Not My Problem Now

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1. Scriptural references 1 John 3:19-24.


Psychologists sometimes distinguish between false and real guilt. Real guilt is feeling remorse when one has actually done something wrong. For example, if a business person knowingly sells an inferior product to an unsuspecting client, then that business person should be bothered. False guilt, however, is feeling badly when one has not done something wrong, or continuing to feel badly after an issue has been dealt with. Many Christians approach God with a continual sense of condemnation, or a guilty conscience, that isn't right and it is not what God is offering. The Bible repeatedly stresses that we must confess our sins before the Lord. In fact, 1John contains some of the clearest teaching on this (1John 1:7, 9). But the Bible also clearly teaches that God forgives our confessed sins. We are to stand confidently before Him, because we have been washed clean in the blood of Jesus Christ. Even though Satan continues to whisper accusations, we rest confidently on Jesus righteousness and do not shrink away in shame nor responsibility (1John 2:28).

Thats the point stressed in todays reference verses. John further links this point to the assurance that comes from living out our faith in deed and in truth (v18). In other words, John links confidence and obedience. Obedience doesn't increase our confidence, rather it confirms it. The reverse is sometimes easier to understand: we lose confidence when we try to hide our disobedience. So John encourages us that our righteous actions can assure us that they really do belong to the truth. But even when this isn't the case, John reminds us that God is greater than our hearts and knows our true status as His children. Because we are His children, we have confidence before Him. And as His children, we long to obey Him. John then issues two commands that summarize his major points: to fully believe in Jesus Christ, allowing us to love one another.

The ultimate assurance that we know the truth, however, comes from the witness of the Spirit (v24). This important topic will be part of our focus for the next few days.


Jokes Of The Day

An American was being shown a big Soviet sign factory. “We turn out about 500 signs a week,” proudly said the Russian, “and when business demands it, we can step it up to 2,000.”

“Amazing!” said the visitor. “By the way, what do the signs say?”

“Elevators not running,” was the answer.

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Cautioning the witness to remember that she was under oath, the lawyer asked, "How old are you?"

"Twenty-nine and some months," she replied.

"How many months?"

"One hundred and ninety six."

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A blonde was complaining to her friend about constantly being called a dumb blonde. Her friend tells her "go do something to prove them wrong! Why don't you learn all the state capitals or something?" The blonde thinks this is a great idea, and locks herself up for two weeks studying.
The next party she goes to, some guy is making dumb blonde comments to her. She gets all indignant and claims, "I'm NOT a dumb blonde. In fact, I can name ALL the state capitals!"
The guy doesn't believe her, so she dares him to test her. He says "Okay, what's the Capital of Montana?"
The blonde tosses her hair in triumph and says, "That's easy! It's M!"

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Riddle Of The Day

My first is in ocean, but never in sea.
My next is in wasp, but not in a bee. My last is in Glider and also in flight. My whole is a creature that hunts through the night.


Answer to Yesterday's Riddle
My silent friendHas a face. It has no eyes, no nose, no mouth! Many freckles coat its face And a patch of green hair it has. A heart-shaped face it is said to have So tell me once and tell me here, Who is the sweet yet silent friend that I have?
A Strawberry.


Devotional Thoughts Of The Day


The Measure Of A Man.

Most of us would have a Bible character we would most like to copy. Chances are, most of us would say Paul from the New Testament. Those of us who would look into the Old Testament would probably say David, Solomon or Moses, maybe even Jonathon, Saul's son.

As a matter of Biblical principle, we should be an amalgamation of all that is good from all the characters from all the Bible. Then we would be much more like Jesus wouldn't we? As much as we would like to believe that we may have some of the attributes of the men or women of faith, it is more than likely that we fail on the above. I am not saying that we don't have any of the good traits of the men and women of faith in the Bible, to the contrary, we do. What I am saying is that in general everyday living and in our walk with the Lord, we most often reflect the life of Jonah.

What? But you say, I am not like Jonah. Let me ask you this. How many times have you found an excuse not to go to an outreach, not prayed, not read your bible, not offered assistance to the weak...  when you could have really gone and done them. Think hard and truthfully. How many times have you resented the simplicity of forgiveness in those who appear to abuse the Lord, then repent when threatened? Jonah resented the ease with which God would forgive them... that is the main reason he held back.

This is just a little provocation to motivate you to think seriously about this point. We would all like to be a hero type and that's why we choose the good guys. In reality we are just
everyday people trying to do extraordinary things. It is easy for our natural mind to make assumptions and judgements, but we need to let the power of God have its free way with us. Don't forget that Jonah actually did what he was asked and a city repented. Great things can come from your walk with the Lord... be yourself, be honest and look for the fruit of the spirit by using the gifts the Lord has given you... let God have his way with you.



God's Eternal Ordinances

Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. Jeremiah 31:35-36

God rules over everything, and no one can change what He has decided. He has decided to choose, bless and use the people of Israel for His purposes. For thousands of years, Gentiles have raged against Israel, and this continues today. People do not understand that this destructive tendency toward Israel in reality is hatred and revolt against God. God made the people of Israel to be a touchstone, a checkpoint, from which we can evaluate the situation in the Gentile world. Through His eternal covenant, God has promised to hold His hand over Israel.

Jeremiah says that at Creation God ordered the sun, the moon and the stars. Not until these ordinances cease to function, which probably will not happen until Jesus returns, will Israel cease to be a nation before the Lord. Is the sun up today? Does night follow day? In that case God still holds His hand over his chosen people.

Some people say Israel is rejected. Is this true? If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says the Lord (Jeremiah 31:37). In other words, God will never reject His people. He has an eternal covenant with them. Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you (Jeremiah 31:3). God is faithful, consistent, steadfast, and persistent.

The people of Israel represent mankind, both in their obedience and their disobedience (modern Israel is much more than the Jews who dwell in the Middle East... the people of Israel also include the scattered tribes.. USA, Great Britain, etc.). When we read about their faith, we read about our own. When we read about their backsliding, we read about our own. When we read about their restoration, we read about our own. God's ordinances are alive and well and equally apply today... just like they did any time in Israel's history. God now offers the Holy Ghost to all who will receive it.


Facts Of The Day


Earth is slowing down - in a few million years there won't be a leap year.


The tail of the Great Comet of 1843 was 330 million km long. (It will return in 2356.)



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Closing Thought


A truly wise man will learn from another man's mistake.



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