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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

Romans 9
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 21 September 2018

Romans 9 is going to prove Justification and Salvation are our as we have faith in God not any other.  It is not by the works of the law, but now grace which give us the assurance needed to know we are in the light. This is seeing the power of predestination applied to all as all people matter to God.
 
I am telling the truth because I belong to Christ. The Holy Spirit tells my heart that I am not lying. Thank the Lord He is still the way, truth and life and we are assured of it as we abide in the vine; Jesus. To know the Holy Spirit is real is to be able to talk in His tongue, not the tongue of a nation but the family of God. It seems like tongues in Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. This is not normal this is heavenly language that comes for the Spirit of God Himself. One has to experience what it is like in order to appreciate what God can do in our minds that control the tongue. We all speak the language normally the way our parents talk an d now we are apart of the family of God it is natural to talk in His language or tongue.  I have much sorrow. The pain in my heart never leaves. As Christians we hurt every time we experience rejection of the Spirit of God and the pain never goes away for we want other to experience God wonder and grace to forgive. I could even wish that I might be kept from being with Christ if that would help my people to be saved from the punishment of sin. Here Paul is willing to sacrifice what he has to save someone else from the punishment of sin, willing to give his life that others might be saved. Remember Moses said in Exodus 32:31-32 and Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin, and if not, blot me out of thy book which thou hast written. These are strong words of dedication and commitment to the Lord in the natural realm.They are of my own flesh and blood. Lord help us to see that life is very personal and our tongues are our tongues to speak the way we want and how we feel. It is very difficult to put one in the same package as someone else. In fact, it is impossible for us to explain how someone reacts to the experience others have? Lord help me to relax in what I have experience as I abide in You. They are Jews and are the people God chose for Himself. He shared His shining-greatness with them and gave them His Law and a way to worship. They have His promises. These are Jews Gods seed from Abraham and Jacob His chosen adopted into the family of God. Not their own but Gods as they obey the law to keep happy and blessed. Giving the right to glory in Gods ark of the covenant between the Cherubim and at Sinai the law. This was the glory of Israel to be guided by the Cloud by day and the fire at night. It is a covenant of peculiarity or strange as it is a type of grace by the giving of the law, Obey the law and receive forgiveness by grace.  The Jews had the temple, altars, priest, sacrifices, feasts and the institution relating to them to be honored above all else. They knew they were serving the true God not under bandage of sins rule by Rome. Thank the Lord their imagination, memory, consequences, reason were all wrapped up in affection towards God as their spirits worshipped, reverenced, faith and hope in God to answer their prayers. It was the law that gave them assurance of being delivered from evil. The early preachers came from this family. Christ Himself was born of flesh from this family and He is over all things. May God be honored and thanked forever. Let it be so. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were followers of God and where the early preachers. For God blessed them in their humanity and made them Spiritual being as they obeyed the law. So, God sent His Son Jesus to live among is but in the Old Testament He revealed the law to Moses which was given by God to be obeyed and when people did they were blessed beyond measure. Here Jesus came as a Jewish man that was born as a human baby devoted to doing His Father Gods business. This was very humbling for here He was a part of the God head becoming a man, all for the sake of His following as a human being His Father He could be dedicated to His Fathers will and not His own. It seems like greater the suffering the greater the blessing the Lord becomes to those who put their trust in the Lord. It seems like suffering is a part of our lives and it allows us to call upon the Lord so He can give us the assurance all is going to be OK for He is in control. All we have to do is let Him rule and reign in our lives.
I am not saying that God did not keep His promises. Not all the Jews are people God chose for Himself. God has not nor will not lie, Ishmael Haggar son given to Abraham by his wife did, so did Esau for he trespassed and sinned against God. Lord help us to keep our word for it is our life. Lord help us in this age of Grace to make sure we keep abiding in the vine so we can bear good fruit good for all including praying for our enemies. Everyone God created is not good for some do not want God to rule and reign for they want to  be like god able to do whatever they want. The Jews are Gods so is the Church as long as we trust and obey His law, His way, His truth and life, staying away for our way, or our truth an life. Not all of Abraham’s family are children of God. God told Abraham, “Only the family of Isaac will be called your family.” What a revelation no all children of Abraham’s are in the family of God, only those who remember who they are and what God created then for. Isaac had to be willing to give up his life to his father and we must realize we have to give up and surrender to the Lord will and not do whatever we think is OK! The Church today needs to learn John 15 so they can be assured of who they are and who they are following. God gave us two choices we can either follow the Lord or follow Satan and become addicted to all the forces of evil. Grace needs to run in our vines as we are fixed upon following and serving the Lord and His plan for or lives. 

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Sorry Romans 8 that was not all included earlier
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Thursday, 13 September 2018

Paul in Chapter 7 explained the doctrine of justification and showed the power of Sanctification that keeps us pure and holy as we abide in the Lords will. Now he is showing the minister as helpers of the joy of the Saints. It is God will that His Children are comforted and have the privilege of seeing people saved coming into a relationship with the Lord. This is a well spring of joy of Gods comfort to our souls’ as all is well living or dying, we will see three things in this chapter that proves our salvation. 1. We are privileged 8:1-28 2. The grounds laid in predestination 8:29,30. 3. The Apostle’s triumph in the name of all the saints 8:31-39 That is what brings us together in the family of God’s.
Romans 8 New King James Version (NKJV)Free from Indwelling Sin
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who[a] do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. As a minister I am here to make sure you understand the joy of the spirit of God for your abiding in Him and He allows us to bear fruit and it is not sorrow or bitter but we are becoming better the more we pray and study the Bible. God is always wanting to comfort us with His Holy Spirit that is so needed in our world today. Sin brings condemnation but when we accept the way, truth and life in the Lord we are free of any condemnation. We are in the city of refuge under His arms yes in His loving arms as we walk by faith not sight. We turn from the natural man to the Spiritual man that is completely submerged in the Love of the Lord. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. What a privilege to know now that we are abiding in the vine; Jesus, sin is not something we no longer do for we have learned to resist evil. We walk after the Spirit and not the flesh, for our flesh wants to do evil. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,Yes the laws are good but man seems to defy the laws of God for the simple reason we are outside of Gods covering very weak and frail. As this body of our is weak, so we need the skin of the Holy Spirit to protect our flesh from getting infected by sins that are all around us. God knows the heart of a man and gave His Son Jesus to come as a babe to live among us and grow among the evil of His day. Jesus did not sin He was perfect and showed it time and time again as He preformed many miracles and raised people from the dead and yet Roman Government did not like Him getting all the glory even one of His disciples Judas betrayed Him. Judas was the one who was keeper of the monies and wanted more so asked for money to deny the Lord by picking Him out. What are we doing with the Spirit of God in us, are we worshiping God, reverencing Him, having hope and faith in God to answer our prayers. God cares and when we walk in the Spirit of God we are going to care for others. that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. This is a miracle for God takes what is rightfully His as makes it worthwhile and He gave His Son as a Sacrifice for sin, He was sent to be so, a redeemer buying us back by what He did on the cross. He showed his disdain for sin He hated sin he condemns sin death is disarmed Satan is toothless. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Thank the Lord for the law of God was fulfilled by God and He justified us as never had sin and that is sanctification at the greatest terms. We are righteous because Christ fulfilled the law of His Father. We now love doing the works of the spirit of God not the works of the flesh. We do not need the law what we need is the love of the Lord so we automatically perform for God approval and blessing. The carnal man is replaced by the Spiritual man and our affection is centered on Him or reason is to please him sour memories do not forget the need for a clear conscience that know how to show affection to God and to others of like faith. That is the reason the Church is made of all the Church building in the world. For many are looking to the Lord for deliverance and finding it as they pray and worship and have faith in the Lord hoping to go to heaven now and latter at death. Who do you reverence and bow down to?  5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. Notice we are what we accept in our minds for it is the mind that is able to think in terms of the Spirit of God and His will in our souls five senses, Imagination, conscience, memory, reason and affection. I have said our imaginations times vividness equals reality in either a positive way, or a negative way depending upon who you following or serving. Is you mind in gear, is it accepting the truth? As a man thinketh in his heart so is he. The mind is the seat of wisdom, do we long to win souls or love the worldly fleshly lusts. For to be [b]carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Spirtual death is dying to self and coming alive in Christ we are no longer alienated from God we are His sheep in His pasture now in union with God, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit of Gods. We are no longer ours to do as we please but God doing His bidding and what pleases Him. Not for our pleasure for that is death but life is in the Lord of glory. For we are minded to obey Him and serve Him as a slave. So see what sanctification does for us as Christians as it cleanses us up and we are becoming holy set apart for the Kingdom of Gods. Because the [c]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. I hope you seeing the carnal man and how weak he is for he is always against the things of God and we are seeing education, business and even governments opposed to Christian values that is destroy all sense of right from wrong and the truth is a lie and a lie is the truth that is bringing lawlessness as never before seen in our world and in the Church world deceiving the very elect. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. A enemy can be reconciled, but enmity cannot. This should make us wake up and humble us to not be carnal in our thinking and fight against God and His love for us. He created us so should have the right to own us, and give us the desires of His heart. Lord help us to stop fight against your will but accept your word to have your inheritance now. 
 
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.What a contrast between the flesh and the Spirit of a man, or women for they are different as day is from night. A man can be in love with drinking, smoking, drugs and lusting for sex and completely overcome by it. I have seen this since a student in the Schools of White Swan and in my life working in the woods, farming, ministry, child care, chaplaincy and now as a minister in Harrah, WA. People seem to like to be controlled by evil more than abiding in the loving arms of the outstretched hands of God who is saying, come follow me I will give you peace and that is the ability to rest and relax in what God has in His store house for you. Who are you dwelling with, who rules your life? Who keeps you house clean? 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  Life is not being negative, under condemnation, but a positive experience full of the joy of the Lord that is unspeakable and full of glory. Remember we are all made of dust and that is dirt, that is ugly yet look at what it produces? You!  We are no longer satisfying the flesh, but the Spirit while the natural man can’t get beyond the wickedness of the body. It is the Spirit that empowers us to serve the Lord, for He imputed to us a healthy self-image we are OK! We see the fruits of the spirit in operation and it make us feel accepted in the Beloved. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies [d]through His Spirit who dwells in you. But; if God dwells in us we have the ability to rise from the death of sins hold on us as the Lord hands are working on us, molding and melting us into His image so we are now controlled by the mighty power of the Lord. Just as Christ is seated at the right hand of God so we are seated in His loving arms as becoming holier every day. We are the temples of the Holy Spirit of God that is rebuilt and many times repaired as we walk with the Lord by faith.
Sonship Through the Spirit
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. Thank the Lord we are alive as long as we understand we are in debt to the Lord for what He has done and continues to do as we abide in Him being productive.13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 1. We are debtors to the flesh, we have to breath and eat, work and sleep or we will die, lets be glad and rejoice for we are alive obeying the will of the Lord not in selfish pursuits but taking care of the necessities of life. 2. Note the consequences of the end results of obeying God or not. Do you want to be a curse or blessing is up to who you following and serving. We need to mortify this body and that is stop doing evil things. Don ‘t let the mind deceive you mortify the deeds of the bodies lust for things. Keep in touch with the Lord stay connected. Learn to not please the body but please the Soul by staying fixed to your source of strength. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.  Who are we the property of determines what your mind really wants. God needs to be our guide in these troubled times. We are not to be driven as beast but lead by the master Shepherd so we always have green pastures of plenty as Sons of God in His family. What. a privilege to know we are children of Gods and He cares for us in every area of life. We did not choose Him, He choose us and ordained us to go and bring forth good fruit. He wants us to grow up and become mature so the flesh is always submitting to Gods will.  15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba,[e] Father.”Thank the Lord we are not enslaved by the flesh but the spirit of God to were we can say ABBA; my Father;very personal. We manage a Group home in LA County for Holly Groove Los Angles orphans Society one of the oldest started by the Presbyterian Church in Holly Wood Ca. which gave us a clue to what it is like to be adopted. It is hard for the simple no one can take the place of Mom or Dad. That is the reason the Department of Children services has such a terrible time with adoptions. Lord help us to realize You’re our Father that created us and wants us to abide in Him so our temple is able to feel good about where we are and what we are doing to bring honor and praise to our Father God. Lord help me to accept my adoption papers and grown in love with You and all Your children. 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Thank the Lord for His Spirit that is available to all if they just abide in You and loves Your being the parent to train you up in the ways of the Lord. The Holy Spirit is still our comforter when we abide in Him, and trust Him to sanctify our souls, spirits and bodies so we feel good about what is going on regardless of the circumstance. Remember we are children of Gods and He certainly knows how to comfort us in life’s struggles and downfalls. 

 

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What Happen to my Church
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 08 September 2018

This is very good for the Church has certainly changed and Lord help us to know you are the same yesterday, today and forever! Lord help us to see reality of what is happening so we are not deceived!

What Happened to My Church?
 
By Jan Markell
 
September 5, 2018
www.olivetreeviews.org 
 
 

Church issues are the most frequent inquiry I get here at Olive Tree Ministries. Other leaders tell me the same. What has happened in the last 30-40 years? Many people visit church after church only to walk away disheartened. Others are lifetime members of a church and have seen changes that left it unrecognizable -- spiritually speaking.
 At first, members and attendees wonder if they are being a bit too judgmental, but the sad reality eventually sinks in that something has gone terribly wrong.
 My background is in a fundamental church in Minneapolis that delivered verse-by-verse messages and had frequent prophecy conferences. Try to find that today! You will find a few but they are few and far between. This same church warned me about a coming apostasy back in the 1970s, but who knew it would get so bad starting somewhere in the 1990s. Nothing could have prepared me.
 
First it was music that became the great divider. Nobody minds some guitars and a bass but into the second decade of the 21st Century, ear plugs are handed out as one enters the church sanctuary. 
 
Some churches open with a secular song, dim the lights, add some smoky fog, and have an atmosphere similar to the local bar. All of this is to enhance choruses that will be sung two-dozen times by hypnotized church members. I would learn that it is to attract "seekers" -- a 21st Century term. Bill Hybels admitted that he came up with the term but confessed it didn't work well in his church!  
 Organs and pianos were tossed out 25 years ago because they did not promote "church growth." The over-age 55 crowd was on their own. Some churches threw them a bone with an 8 a.m. service for those with gray heads. That trend began "the great divide" between generations. 
 Someone made a conscious decision that we should have a "new way of doing church", although many members and attendees agreed there was nothing wrong with old ways of doing church. Terms began being used like "purpose-driven," "seeker-sensitive," "church-growth movement," "postmodernism", "Emergent", and more. 
 People started to hear about love, unity and tolerance. We must be known for what we agree on, not what we disagree on. Everything and everyone must be accepted. Aberrations must be accepted. Sin must be accepted. People loved having their ears tickled. They would be encouraged to "feel good" and have their self-esteem built up. Sound doctrine was being set aside.
 
The saving of souls was being set aside for the entertainment factor and social justice causes. It seemed that many in the church no longer cared that so many were on their way to hell! What an offensive, intolerant thought. But clearly sound doctrine will separate and divide so we must tread lightly in that area.
    Relevant issues have vanished. Pulpits have become afraid to talk about voting biblical values. Pastors quit speaking in favor of marriage and against abortion. It seemed like an "eleventh commandment" came into the church: Thou shalt not offend.  Taking a stand was clearly over.
 

 

 

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