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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.

Who ae we serving Satan or God?
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 13 May 2022

Who are we serving Satan or God?
1 Tim 1:1-18
 
1:1 Greeting Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope, Paul begin the letter of 1st Timothy as an Apostle which we all are. He was committed to making sure he was following the commandments of God his Savior. He understood the power that was in his hands, as will as in the hands of Gods Children, who are saved by the power of the Lord Jesus Christ as He loves us.  Without Jesus, the world was hopeless; the expectation of being saved can only come to mankind by his Gospel. He is called our hope, our life, our peace, our righteousness, etc., because from him hope, life, peace, righteousness, and all other blessings proceed.
 
To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. He is addressing Timothy a true son of faith that is some one that has proven he is a follower of the way, the truth and the life which is in Jesus Christ. That is the reason as a Church we need to make sure we desire to follow the Lord in all we do and say. With out faith we are not able to comprehend God grace for He loves all mankind, regardless of who they are, or where they were born. Grace has many benefits and one is mercy, for mercy gives us the ability to continue on knowing we can work out problems within relationships. Grace is experienced on a daily bases and when your married for 50 plus years you understand the term grace. It’s given by God and has its own rewards or certificate and that is mercy. We can over-look the minor things and concentrate on the major issues. No we learn to accept what we can’t change and deal with what we can change and that is our attitude and behavior. When Grace and Mercy are apart of our lives there is a peace that the world can’t buy. That is the reason you can’t earn your way into heaven. It is not what we have done, it is what the Lord has done in our heart and lives
3 No Other Doctrine 
As I urged you when I went into Macedonia -- remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, Paul was very concerned with people spreading bad seed, and even today we have a lot of minister spreading a lot of seed that has a lot of weeds in it. Lord helps us to stick to the truth of what is going on in our world. Satan is the master trickster and we need to make sure we try one another spirits like never before. Timothy was a person that Paul could count on to continue what the Lord wanted for the Church. It take a strong person to correct any wrongs with in the Church for we are taught to accept authority, we do not dare go against ministers or pastors. Abuse can not be tolerated in the home the Church, or the government even in the financial world. Let’s learn to speak up when someone is hurting with out a cause. Paul could count on Timothy to be honest, show piety or empathy and endure all opposition to the truth of Gods Word.
We have seen just last Sat on Fox TV Mosab Hassen Yousef, the son of one of the founding fathers of the Hamas renouncing Islam saying, “Islam is not the word of God. Islam is a drug and many people do not know what they are doing. Are you really going to heaven with 72 virgins after you kill 20 plus people?” The program was entitled, “Escape from Hamas”. “There is not peace with the Militant Islamic organizations just as we are seeing today”. “Is there any change for fire to co-exist with the water”.
The Lord is using this young man to bring a message of hope to the Muslim world just as Paul was bring hope to his world of Roman rule.

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The Power of the Mind
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 29 April 2022

Mind is having the ability to think, it is a spirit or force for memory, reason, imagination, conscience and affections that are learned that bring pleasure of doing what is holy and right. It’s all you have learned that blesses, so you able to stay away from all that destroys and kills feelings of love. We pay attention to and notice sanity of good will and peace the way God created us, with faith to be like God, as we are created with a desire to disobey God and have to be trained to do good and be nice, not steal, cheat, be selfish, or angry, but learn the difference between right and wrong. We all have a psyche or different look, but look similar. Body-Soul and Spirit with 15 senses. Body-eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and skin. Soul-Imagination, conscience, memory, reason and affection. Spirit-Worship, reverence, have faith and hope to pray. We can see with no doubt people bodies, but the Soul and the Spirit can’t be seen for they are internal and seen by actions and behaviors; good and bad
Everything we do is thought about in the mind; God gave us all to exercise our faith. Let’s look at who created us with a mind in the Bible as we read Genesis 3
New King James Version
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said (sly, cunning, deceiving beautiful and He said) to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” Who is He who Said? Satan he is still deceiving all who listen to him with their mind!
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” What a truth we still needs to see and obey to have peace and joy unspeakable and full of glory.
Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” The Serpent again speaking that beautiful person who looks just like Man; right?
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was [a]pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; (unclean-unholy-Evil) (Convicted and hid)-and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves [b]coverings. We see, desire, take, eat, and if wrong we hide, that’s the reason today we are lawless, we get worse by doing wrong neve what right, for right bring goodwill and peace so we can pray for our enemies to become like the Lord!
And they heard the [c]sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the [d]cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Lord help us to be convicted to day of taking garbage in and not casting it out. Garbage is destroying the smell of doing what is right and we love our garbage of sins we carry to our death.
Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” Conviction if it is not alive and well we get worse and worse in our image and can’t get better but get bitter as we see around the world.
11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” God knows and understand the weakness of man and thaws the reason He is in control regardless of what we see in the natural.
12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” Blame, blame is always what man likes to do for it is never our fault it is the Women’s fault! God gave us all faith to believe and what do we do when we are wrong Blame someone or something. We like to escape our imagination times our vividness that does not equal reality of being good by blaming someone else. Lord help us to see we are in charge of what we do and see or think?  We are free to think and do what we please and if it is bad blame someone else. That is the sin nature in all of us!
13 And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”  God wants us to see, know and understand the lies of Satan!
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Yes she was like all who make mistakes she blamed Satan that old fox, that ugly person called Satan.
14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:
“Because you have done this,
You are cursed more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel- Matthew Henry’s Commentary says  1. The serpent is here laid under the curse of God: Thou art cursed above all cattle. Even the creeping things, when God made them, were blessed of him (Gen. 1:22), but sin turned the blessing into a curse. The serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field (Gen. 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, Did God really say, You must not eat from any tree in the garden?), and here, cursed above every beast of the field. Unsanctified subtlety often proves a great curse to a man; and the more crafty men are to do evil the more mischief they do, and, consequently, they shall receive the greater damnation. Subtle tempters are the most accursed creatures under the sun. 2. He is here laid under mans reproach and enmity. (1.) He is to be forever looked upon as a vile and despicable creature, and a proper object of scorn and contempt: Upon thy belly thou shalt go, no longer upon feet, or half erect, but thou shalt crawl along, thy belly cleaving to the earth, an expression of a very abject miserable condition, Ps. 44:25and thou shalt not avoid eating dust with thy meat. His crime was that he tempted Eve to eat that which she should not; his punishment was that he was necessitated to eat that which he would not: Dust thou shalt eat. This denotes not only a base and despicable condition, but a mean and pitiful spirit; it is said of those whose courage has departed from them that they lick the dust like a serpent, Mic. 7:17They will lick dust like a snake,
 like creatures that crawl on the ground.
They will come trembling out of their dens;
 they will turn in fear to the Lord our God
 and will be afraid of you.
  How sad it is that the serpents curse should be the covetous worldlings choice, whose character it is that he pants after the dust of the earth! Amos 2:7 They trample on the heads of the poor
 as on the dust of the ground
 and deny justice to the oppressed.
Father and son use the same girl
 and so profane my holy name.
. These choose their own delusions, and so shall their doom be. (2.) He is to be for ever looked upon as a venomous noxious creature, and a proper object of hatred and detestation: I will put enmity between thee and the woman. The inferior creatures being made for man, it was a curse upon any of them to be turned against man and man against them; and this is part of the serpents curse. The serpent is hurtful to man, and often bruises his heel, because it can reach no higher; nay, notice is taken of his biting the horses heels, Gen. 49:17Dan will be a snake by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horses heels so that its rider tumbles backward.
 But man is victorious over the serpent, and bruises his head, that is, gives him a mortal wound, aiming to destroy the whole generation of vipers. It is the effect of this curse upon the serpent that, though that creature is subtle and very dangerous, yet it prevails not (as it would if God gave it commission) to the destruction of mankind. This sentence pronounced upon the serpent is much fortified by that promise of God to his people, Thou shalt tread upon the lion and the adder (Ps. 91:13), and that of Christ to his disciples, They shall take up serpents (Mark 16:18), witness Paul, who was unhurt by the viper that fastened upon his hand. Observe here, The serpent and the woman had just now been very familiar and friendly in discourse about the forbidden fruit, and a wonderful agreement there was between them; but here they are irreconcilably set at variance. Note, Sinful friendships justly end in mortal feuds: those that unite in wickedness will not unite long.
II. This sentence may be considered as levelled at the devil, who only made use of the serpent as his vehicle in this appearance, but was himself the principal agent. He that spoke through the serpents mouth is here struck at through the serpents side, and is principally intended in the sentence, which, like the pillar of cloud and fire, has a dark side towards the devil and a bright side towards our first parents and their seed. Great things are contained in these words.
1. A perpetual reproach is here fastened upon that great enemy both to God and man. Under the cover of the serpent, he is here sentenced to be, (1.) Degraded and accursed of God. It is supposed that the sin which turned angels into devils was pride, which is here justly punished by a great variety of mortifications couched under the mean circumstances of a serpent crawling on his belly and licking the dust. How art thou fallen, O Lucifer! He that would be above God, and would head a rebellion against him, is justly exposed here to contempt and lies to be trodden on; a mans pride will bring him low, and God will humble those that will not humble themselves. (2.) Detested and abhorred of all mankind. Even those that are really seduced into his interest yet profess a hatred and abhorrence of him; and all that are born of God make it their constant care to keep themselves, that this wicked one touch them not, 1 John 5:18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.
He is here condemned to a state of war and irreconcilable enmity. (3.) Destroyed and ruined at last by the great Redeemer, signified by the breaking of his head. His subtle politics shall all be baffled, his usurped power shall be entirely crushed, and he shall be for ever a captive to the injured honour of divine sovereignty. By being told of this now he was tormented before the time.
2. A perpetual quarrel is here commenced between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil among men; war is proclaimed between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. That war in heaven between Michael and the dragon began now, Rev. 12:7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.
It is the fruit of this enmity, (1.) That there is a continual conflict between grace and corruption in the hearts of Gods people. Satan, by their corruptions, assaults them, buffets them, sifts them, and seeks to devour them; they, by the exercise of their graces, resist him, wrestle with him, quench his fiery darts, force him to flee from them. Heaven and hell can never be reconciled, nor light and darkness; no more can Satan and a sanctified soul, for these are contrary the one to the other. (2.) That there is likewise a continual struggle between the wicked and the godly in this world. 

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Lored help us see the Truth
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 22 April 2022

Ever since 1955 I have talked about and preached the Lord is coming again and today with all that is going on I would like to look at 2 Timothy 3 from the New King James Version where we see perilous times such as we have never experience before.
Yes, we can see what is going on in Israel as their Government is just like the United States Government in total disarray. No borders, no peace, no law enforcement; no safety, but totally lawlessness. 
We are seeing Russia destroy all that the Ukrainians built for the good of their people. We’re Seeing the Roman Religious Government having to defend sexual behavior by Priest. We are seeing our world caught up in believing a lie to were the truth can’t be seen. Who can you trust today for the heart of man is desperately wicked? Lord search my heart to see if there be some wicked way in me needs to asked of everyone of us. For Satan is deceiving the very elect and that is those saved but not empowered by the Holy Spirit like what happen on the day of Pentecost, in Acts 2. It is not only faith that is needed but works that faith produces as we abide in the vine and Joh 15 tells us to do. Remember Jesus gave Adam a job to till the Garden while Eve communicated with Satan. Yes we see, desire, take and give and if it is wrong we should not have to hid but repent and ask forgiveness for our lack of walking in the Spirit but, In the flesh. The Whole Armor of God found in Ephesians 6 10-14 needs to be in good working order. 
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [b]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [c]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
We are at war not with one another but the forces of evil all around us like we are all surround by dirt. What grows out of the dirt is going to come out for the Gentleman farmer God know exactly what we need to produce goodwill and peace so we can pray for our enemies to become more and more like the Lord. 
We are living in a world of bondages to the lust for evil and the amount of mental health facilities is proof we have a lot of physical and physiological problems that can’t be remedied. So lets look at the reason for what we are seeing in our world today in 2 Timothy But know this, that in the last days [a]perilous times will comeFor men will be lovers of themselveslovers of moneyboasters, proudblasphemersdisobedient to parentsunthankfulunholyunloving[b]unforgivingslandererswithout self-controlbrutal, despisers of goodtraitorsheadstronghaughtylovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Godhaving a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn awayFor of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lustsalways learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truthNow as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.


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