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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.

GOD BREATH OF AIR-LIFE
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 30 October 2020

GODS BREATH OF AIR-LIFE

GENESIS 2:1-7 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

This is the [a]history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

 

 

References to breath or breathing are frequent in the Bible, with many allusions to God as the giver of breath (and life) to man and animals. One of the best-known verses in the Bible is Genesis 2:7, “And the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living soul.” This verse sets a pattern for the rest of the Bible, where breath is often equated with life itself. In fact, references to breath or breathing are frequent in the Bible, with many allusions to God as the giver of breath (and life) to man and animals. 
In these verses, I. Here is a name given to the Creator which we have not yet met with, and that is Jehovah—the LORD, in capital letters, which are constantly used in our English translation to intimate that in the original it is Jehovah. All along, in the first chapter, he was called Elohim—a God of power; but now Jehovah Elohim—a God of power and perfection, a finishing God. As we find him known by his name Jehovah when he appeared to perform what he had promised (Exod. 6:3), 
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord[a] I was not known to them.

so now we have him known by that name, when he had perfected what he had begun. Jehovah is that great and incommunicable name of God which denotes his having his being of himself, and his giving being to all things; fitly therefore is he called by that name now that heaven and earth are finished.

II. Further notice taken of the production of plants and herbs, because they were made and appointed to be food for man, Gen. 2:5, 6. Here observe, 1. The earth did not bring forth its fruits of itself, by any innate virtue of its own but purely by the almighty power of God, which formed every plant and every herb before it grew in the earth. Thus grace in the soul, that plant of renown, grows not of itself in nature’s soil, but is the work of God’s own hands. 2. Rain also is the gift of God; it came not till the Lord God caused it to rain. If rain be wanted, it is God that withholds it; if rain come plentifully in its season, it is God that sends it; if it come in a distinguishing way, it is God that causeth it to rain upon one city and not upon another, Amos 4:7. “I also withheld rain from you, When there were still three months to the harvest. I made it rain on one city, I withheld rain from another city. One part was rained upon, And where it did not rain the part withered.

 

 3. Though God, ordinarily, works by means, yet he is not tied to them, but when he pleases he can do his own work without them.As the plants were produced before the sun was made, so they were before there was either rain to water the earth or man to till it. Therefore though we must not tempt God in the neglect of means, yet we must trust God in the want of means. 4. Some way or other God will take care to water the plants that are of his own planting. Though as yet there was no rain, God made a mist equivalent to a shower, and with it watered the whole face of the groundThus he chose to fulfil his purpose by the weakest means, that the excellency of the power might be of GodDivine grace descends like a mist, or silent dew, and waters the church without noise, Deut. 32:2Let my a]">[a]teaching drop as the rain,
My speech distill as the dew, As raindrops on the tender herb,

And as showers on the grass.

 

III. A more particular account of the creation of man, Gen. 2:7. Man is a little world, consisting of heaven and earth, soul and body. Now here we have an account of the origin of both and the putting of both together: let us seriously consider it, and say, to our Creator’s praise, We are fearfully and wonderfully made, Ps. 139:14. Elihu, in the patriarchal age, refers to this history when he says (Job 33:6), I also am formed out of the clay, and (Job 33:4), The breath of the Almighty hath given me life, and (Job 32:8), There is a spirit in man. Observe then,

1. The meaning of or origin, and yet the curious structure, of the body of man. (1.) The matter was despicable. He was made of the dust of the ground, a very unlikely thing to make a man of; but the same infinite power that made the world of nothing made man, its master-piece, of next to nothing. He was made of the dust, the small dust, such as is upon the surface of the earth. Probably, not dry dust, but dust moistened with the mist that went up, Gen. 2:6. He was not made of gold-dust, powder of pearl, or diamond dust, but common dust, dust of the ground. Hence he is said to be of the earth, choikosdusty, 1 Cor. 15:47. And we also are of the earth, for we are his offspring, and of the same mould. So near an affinity is there between the earth and our earthly parents that our mother’s womb, out of which we were born, is called the earth (Ps. 139:15), My a]">[a]frame was not hidden from You,When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

 

 and the earth, in which we must be buried, is called our mother’s womb, Job 1:21. And he said:

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked shall I return there.
The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

 Our foundation is in the earth, Job 4:19. Our fabric is earthly, and the fashioning of it like that of an earthen vessel, Job 10:9. How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before a moth?

 

Our food is out of the earth, Job 28:5As for the earth, from it comes bread, But underneath it is turned up as by fire;

 

 Our familiarity is with the earth, Job 17:14. Our fathers are in the earth, and our own final tendency is to it; and what have we then to be proud of? (2.) Yet the Maker was great, and the make fine. The Lord God, the great fountain of being and power, formed man. Of the other creatures it is said that they were created and made; but of man that he was formed, which denotes a gradual process in the work with great accuracy and exactness. To express the creation of this new thing, he takes a new word, a word (some think) borrowed from the potter’s forming his vessel upon the wheel; for we are the clay, and God the potter, Isa. 64:8. But now, O Lord,
You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.

 

The body of man is curiously wrought, Ps. 139:15, 16. My [a]frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

The workmanship exceeded the materials. Let us present our bodies to God as living sacrifices (Rom. 12:1), as living temples (1 Cor. 6:19),Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

 and then these vile bodies shall shortly be new-formed like Christ’s glorious body, Phil. 3:21. who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

 

 

 

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LIVE BOLDLY
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 23 October 2020

As Pastor of the Harrah Assembly of God I can help but look at the past for this is a Church that was begun out of the Revival in Wapato when Brother Waters and Johnny Manchester were Pastoring and since many where from the White Swan, Brownstown area this Church was started in 1936.  I have been a part of it since 1942 so have seen many people become strong Ambassadors for the Kingdom of God and it has left an impression on me, that affects me even to this day. I have seen the good bad and ugly as people forget how much the Lord loves them. Still today we are seeing people that are not committed to the Lord so they are not committed to the Church and what God is doing to extend blessing upon them. I am what I have learned as I was born on West Wapato Rd and the homes we lived in this area and the experiences we have had that caused me to go into the ministry. I was not just a member, but one that did, along with my wife to minister to others for we knew the blessing of God to our family and the heritage we had. We saw the blessing people enjoyed as they became committed to God our family and the family of God in our area. 
We were involved in Cub Scouts as a Den Master with Den Mothers and Dads. We were Parent and Teachers conferences leaders for several year and on the Board of White Swan School District. Asked to start our Christian School choosing a Board and Secretary in 1980. So we have seen the results of being involved as an Ambassador for the Kingdom of God. 
I want to encourage you all to become involved and enjoying growing in our area for the purpose of building up our community in Christian values that we can share with our community. We are seeing dysfunctional families that need help and that help comes from us as a Church.
I do a lot of reading and studying to make myself aware of what God is doing around our world and in our Northwest I was impressed in our NW Influence Conference Message by: Ted Cederblom Live Boldly
God is challenging each of us to live boldly. 
The God who declared that Gideon was a “mighty warrior” as he was cowering in a wine press, fearful of his enemies – this same God is looking for leaders with faith to step out boldly for him. 
 

Matthew 14:22-33 NIV 

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the 

wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” 

Within this wonderful story is one sentence in particular that carries a powerful prophetic example for each of us at this Northwest Network Conference: 
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Matthew 14:28 
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 
Who would say such a thing? Who would give up the comfort of the boat and actually think he could walk to Jesus on the water? It was crazy! But tell me – doesn’t something stir inside you when you hear this story? Aren’t you tired of sitting in the boat, where you feel the illusion of safety? Does something stir within you to get up out of the boat and onto the water, where Jesus is? 
Like Peter, what bold dream have you asked God for? 
Self-reflection - In what ways are you “playing it safe” in your ministry right now? “Here we are suffering from Coronaviruse since March and streaming on face book, meeting outside 3 weeks and now inside with limited spacing and mask. We are seeing new faces and people struggling with loneliness being alone in homes many times for fear of contacting Covid. We are seeing personal problems that are rocking relationships like never before and we are doing all we can to point them to the author and finisher of our faith. We are seeing our School having to teach from zooming on the internet and all not having assess, so it is presenting compounded problems with students Achieving their Potential. We just heard Pope Francis Wednesday say it is ok for male to marry males and females marry females. We are seeing truth as a lie and a lie as the truth in the fact we do not need cops. So, what do we see Lawlessness to the greatest degree in all areas of life. 
We are seeing people attending this Church fighting not one another but the wages of sins that Satan uses to prevent us from sharing our experience of healing of body, soul and spirit. I am concerned we have a fresh anointing in our lives daily, so we can continue to reverence and worship the Lord in person and corporately as a group of believes that we can have an impact in this area.


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What do you want the Most right now?
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Monday, 19 October 2020

 What do you want the most right now, more than anything? All down through History man has tried to be like God and the more they try the worse they get. Look at Adam and Eve in the Garden of Paradise being tempted by the tree of good and evil God planted to try them to see what they would do in obeying the Lord. Now they did not have any experience with sins Imagination, there Conscience and reason did not have memory yet of wrongs feeling according to Gods will. Eve is talking to Satan as she goes ahead and eats of the fruit God forbid, so she is tricked by Satan to become like God, able to do whatever she wanted to do and feel good at the time and all the time.
Remember God said Then the Lord God took [d]the man and put him in the garden of Eden to [e]tend and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you[f] shall surely die.”
 
 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
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.”
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.”
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; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves [b]coverings.
Ever since then man has tried to find fulfillment not in God, but in religions like Hinduism, Zinism or Buddhism religions that are the fastest growing, very popular and they request you set and be quite doing nothing, but thinking about mediating on your breathing until your elevated to the area of feeling good about who you are, where you are. It can be done within a group or alone for it is having the ability to control you mind.
Zin gets you to want to do what you love, if that is what you want? Then You’ve arrived in the best possible place you can be. You’ll embrace the idea that “doing what you love” isn’t selfish, but actually better for you, the people around you, and the entire world. It is also what New Age teaches you do your thing and I will do mine, Don’t bother me and I will not bother you!
In time you’ll clarify what you love to do (and what you don’t) as your vision of “what’s possible” for your life + career begins to expand …you’ll build up your confidence muscles — taking tiny risks + little steps to start doing what you love, just a little bit more …you’ll build a plan to do what you love — for life. Your plan might involve an exciting, dramatic career overhaul. Or it might require nothing more than a shift in the way you think + feel about your present circumstances. The details of your plan might surprise you! You’ll commit to your plan — completely. Whether you’re committing “for the rest of your life” or just “for another five weeks, as a playful experiment,” you’ll be invited to go ALL in. And we’ll ALL go in — together.
 Zen and Buddha and other cults emphasizes rigorous self-restraintmeditation-practiceinsight into the nature of mind , "perceiving the true nature") and nature of things, and the personal expression of this insight in daily life, especially for the benefit of others. As such, it de-emphasizes mere knowledge of doctrine and favors direct understanding through spiritual practice and interaction with an accomplished teacher or Master. 
The teachings of Zen include various sources of Mahāyāna thought, (Great Vehicle") is a term for a broad group of Buddhist traditions, texts, philosophies, and practices. Mahāyāna is considered one of the two main existing branches of Buddhism with their emphasis on Buddha-naturetotality, and the  Muslims are monotheistic and worship one, all-knowing God, who in Arabic is known as Allah. Followers of Islam aim to live a life of complete submission to Allah. They believe that nothing can happen without Allah's permission, but humans have free will. 
Vipassana Mediation has benefits as you do it 10-15 minutes two times a day.  Improves Concentration of the mind-awareness and alertness-Memory-self-confidence-decision making ability-Capacity to work-performance in studies and Co-curricular activities==+Decreases agitation-fear-tension-nervousness-stress-anxiety-anger-fickle mindness.
As Christian we worship, reverence, have faith and hope in God to answer our prayers to become more and more like the Lord who create us all.
It was God who created us to not be in bondage to sin, but alive to become more and more like Christ the longer we serve Him. 

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