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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.

IS THERE HOPE FOR AMERICA
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 02 October 2020

 This is a message ]our Son Dale in Cinn. Ohio gave last Sunday I will preach this Sunday!

"Is There Hope for America?” 
October 4, 2020 
 “Is There Hope for America?” 
If we do not turn from our wicked ways, the country of America is on a collision course with destruction. Is there hope for America? I guess that depends upon us, right? 
Allow me to give you snapshot of my opinion in what America has become since its inception… In my opinion… 
America is…  I. America is… A Nation Divided 
Never have we been more divided than we are right now. 
· We are divided racially and socially with the injustices that have taken place and continue to take place. 
· We are divided economically in greater degrees than ever; the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. 
· We are divided politically with the Democrats and Republicans, especially with the upcoming presidential election on the horizon. Some trust the government and some don’t. Some like the direction we’re headed while others don’t. 
· We are divided spiritually with the denominational Churches in the world. The Church is attacking one another in ways we’ve never seen before. Church houses are divided in unprecedented ways. 
· We are divided in the health world with the pandemic of Covid 19, masks vs. no masks; vaccines vs. no vaccine, etc. Who will fix it? Do we believe the scientists? Do we believe the doctors? Do we believe the media? 
· We are divided in our homes/families. Families are being torn apart.  Luke 11:17 
Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 
 America is… A Nation in Deception 
Deception is the act or state of deceiving or the state of being deceived. The dictionary says to deceive is to mislead by a false appearance or statement. Sounds like the kind of environment we live in doesn’t it. 
Never before has the deception of the devil been as prevalent as it is right now. The devil comes to rob, kill and destroy. He comes has a deceiver. Deception is running rampant. 
· We have been deceived by church leaders 
· We have been deceived by elected government officials 
· We have been deceived by the media (in all aspects to varying degrees) 
· We have been deceived by the medical experts everyone has a different interpretation of science 
· We have been deceived by the Devil! And he’s getting away with it!   
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no one deceive you in any way. 
 III. America is… A Nation in Defiance 
America has always been a pluralistic nation, offering the freedom of religion to its people, but from our very founding it has also been a nation in which Christianity has always been the dominate Faith of our people. That is no longer true in reality. We have become like Judah of old, our nation now tolerates all gods except the Christians God, Jesus Christ, the God of our ancestors and of our history. 
We too are abandoning Him and opening our doors to any and all of the false gods of the world. In every city in America there stands houses of worship for every faith known unto man, and on top of that, America like Judah has made the works of our own hands our gods as well. – The god of sports, finances, business, music, entertainment. 
The decades of carnality and apostasy in the Christian Church has weakened our faith and allowed our society to believe that all faiths are equal, that Salvation is not exclusively in Jesus, and to say so, is to be intolerant. Now America is tolerant of all faiths and gods except the Christian Faith and the Christians God. 
That was the state of religion in Judah when she fell under the judgment of God. 
Are we still One Nation Under God? If so, who’s God is it? God or god? 
 “So help You (your) God.” In many courtrooms today. 
 John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through Me.” 
 IV. America is… A Nation in Depravity 
On June 25, 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court declared school-sponsored prayers unconstitutional in the landmark case Engel vs. Vitale. Prayer was taken out of the public school system. 
Public outrage was immediate and widespread. For millions of Americans, the Court had “kicked God out of the schools,” to use a phrase that has entered the culture-war lexicon. 
The Results of That Decision… 
Teen Pregnancy: For 15 years before 1963 pregnancies in girls ages 15 through 19 years had been no more than 15 per thousand. After 1963 pregnancies increased 187% in the next 15 years. 
For younger girls, ages 10 to 14 years, pregnancies since 1963 are up 553%. 
Divorce Rates: Before 1963 divorce rates had been declining for 15 years. After 1963 divorces increased 300% each year for the next 15 years. 
Educational Standards: The educational standard of measure has been the SAT scores. SAT scores had been steady for many years before 1963. From 1963 they rapidly declined for 18 consecutive years, even though the same test has been used since 1941. 
Crime: Since 1963 violent crime has increased 544%. 
Illegal drugs: Have become an enormous & uncontrollable problem. 
Legalized Abortion: In 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationally with the Roe v. Wade decision, since then over 61 million babies have been aborted legally in the US. 
Same Sex Marriage: In 2015 Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States 
Pornography: Porn sites on the internet is a multibillion dollar industry, destroying untold lives of people of all ages and destroying the heart beat of morality in the our country. 
We are a pornographic society, so much so that there are reports that tell us that Americans spend more of their money each year on pornography than groceries.  
Psalms 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into H-E-L-L, (sheol-the grave) and ALL the NATIONS that forget God.”  
V. America is… A Nation in Derision 
Derision means to be ridiculed, disrespected, mocked, to be literally laughed at, to be disrespected by others. 
The years of defying the Lord had taken a toll upon the nation of America. People around the world are looking at America with derision. 
Society itself is looking at the Church with derision, and saying how is the Church any different than the world?  Pornography in the Church.  Christian leaders “falling from grace.”  Divorce rate higher in the Church; 3 out of 4. 
The Church is looked at with great hypocrisy from the world’s eyes. They see no difference. In fact, a great deal of people would rather do business with a non-Christian as opposed to a Christian. They feel Christians are fake and hypocritical. 
Matthew 15:7-9 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” 
VI. America is… A Nation in Denial 
Jeremiah spent 40 plus years warning his nation, but no one took him seriously, the nation as a whole remained in the state of Denial. The same was true of Noah’s society, God had determined judgment for their wickedness and like he did Jeremiah, He called out Noah to warn his society of pending judgment, but they too remained in a state of Denial, and we are told in… 
 Matthew 24:38, 39 “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark. And KNEW NOT until the flood came, and took them all away, so shall also the coming of the Son on Man be!” 
Did you notice what the people were doing while Noah was preaching and preparing the Ark for a refuge from the judgment to come? They were paying him no attention, they were in a state of Denial, and went on with life as usual. That was a disastrous mistake and it turned out to be a drastic mistake for Judah as well, and it will be a deadly mistake for America as well if we do not change. 
What if your doctor told you that you had a deadly virus and you needed to return to him and let him treat you and cure you or face a sure death? What would happen if you refused to accept his diagnosis, and just choose to go into a state of denial, thinking that if you didn’t face it, that it would sooner or later go away? The answer is simple, you would eventually die and nobody would be more surprised than you!! That is what happened to Judah; they refused to accept the Lord’s diagnosis and return to Him for their healing, and eventually died as a nation. 
That is where America is headed as sure as did Judah, as sure as did Noah’s generation, as sure as did Sodom and Lot’s wife. The Fear of God is our salvation. The Fear of God is to simply begin to take Him and his Word seriously enough to believe it and act upon it. 
“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, Moved With Fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” 
America, the dark cloud of judgment looms over our land, and it is certain that it is soon to be raining the judgment of the Lord down upon us. Take the Lord seriously, run for the ark of refuge that is in Jesus and Jesus alone. 
Do not believe the lie that just because you attend church you are immune from judgment, or that America is special and beyond the reach of God’s judgment. That is playing the fool and the hypocrite. 
Romans 2:11 “For there is no respect of persons with God” Nor does He play favorites with nations, allowing some nations to live wickedly and some not to do so. 
Judah was [Zechariah 2:7] “…the apple of His eye”, yet that did not spare them from the judgment of God, as a matter of fact “…judgment Must Begin at the House of God…” 
1 Peter 4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 Now “If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?” 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator. 
The Heart of a Nation will Follow the Heart of the Church 
Therefore; the Church is on a collision course of disaster that must change! I propose to you that…  
America needs a Damascus Road Experience, that starts with the Church! 
2 Chronicles 7:13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Slide 19 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 16 I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there. 17 “As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws, 18 I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor to rule over Israel.’  19 “But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, 20 then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. 19 “But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, 20 then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. 
Let’s look at ACTS 9 & “ACCEPT’” The Damascus Road Experience : A Damascus Road Experience Unfolds in Five Phases 
I believe that the Church, setting the stage for the rest of the country, must walk in these unfolding phases in order to see America saved. 
PIC ILLUS: De-Mask-Us 


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KNOW WHAT!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 25 September 2020

Here we are a Church in the Yakama Valley that was started by Johnny Manchester from Wapato Assembly of God under Brother Waters who saw revival in Wapato for several weeks that shut down the taverns as people were going to Church and getting saved. This resulted in several from the Brownstown and White Swan area getting saved and wanting to start a Church in Brownstown this happen in 1936 the year I was born. We saw the Church grow until we have to have a bigger building so the Board agreed to build in Harrah in 1955, I was a High School Senior at the time and then in 1957 I married Virginia Meshke, We raised 4 boys in this Church and know the influence the Church has had on our family and many other families, the Poisels, Crowell’s, Ruthharts, Hedlund’s, Norton’s, Kearby’s, Jensens, Walters, Shades,  Hertzog’s, Reesman’s, Olsen’s, Olswalts, Mees, Dekker’s, Eltons, Smelters, Campfield’s , Mckinzies, Knights, Roberts and many more as we had a high of 200 people attending at times. So this Church has been a witness of the Love of the Lord for which we are grateful for. Yes we have had many experience that gave us the ability to keep true to the Doctrines of the Assembly of God as members. It is very important we keep our membership up to date so our light does not go out as a witness of Gods, glory and grace. 
My mother was a miller and here mothers sister Flow’s married Earl Randell who’s boy was Gary Randell a few years younger than I who went to Wapato High School who is now writing from Freedom for America who I follow on a daily bases and work for when he had a talk show in Portland Oregon on Fox new make sure all the pastor in our Eastern Wa know about and may be ab le to be a guest of Gary’s on his show.

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What NOW?
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 18 September 2020

Should Christians be Anxious about the Coronavirus?
What now! Last Sunday was a very difficult time for me. Things like music was not a fluid as I would have liked, Communion was difficult, the message was not recorded so had to do it again while at home latter.
But God spirit was present to encourage and empower us for service.
We are seeing our President and Governmental agencies interested in the health of our nation as we have shut down places where people congregate. This is causing a lot of hysteria to where people are responding with fear, not knowing how to use common sense. This heightens concern and is real for it is the elderly and those with immune systems that are deficient that are likely to suffer the most.
Proverbs 24:10   If you faint in the day of adversity,
Your strength is small.
Your strength is small. We as followers of Jesus should model compassion to what is going on. We are seeing this compassion by how people are accepting the encouragement from our Governmental officials. We are seeing people gracious towards others as they are responding to this crisis. We all want God’s wisdom and guidance as several including Franklin Graham has called September 26 as a National Day of Prayer for all involved in the battle against coronavirus and the lawlessness in America and around the world. This will be at the National Mall in WDC at noon where the will meet at the Lincoln Memorial and March down to the Capital, stopping at several points to pray this will take about 2 hrs. No Music or loud speakers, just praying.
The question is what would God have me do as we face this growing international health crises? Should we close our doors. No we are going to comply with the orders of the Health Department so we do not have to fear the spreading of the illness? How are we going to help a panicked fearful world?
We need to know that worry is not our friend and panic is not what we want. David said in Proverbs 24:10 “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” May we never be controlled by fear of circumstances, but by faith in God who allows Satan to grip our nation and world with the fear of Man
This is a time when the world needs sturdy people who are strengthened by God’s grace and selflessness by God’s power.
Worry and fear accomplishes nothing except weakness of hearts and heads. While we are alert against viruses of doctrine or disease, worrying will not change our circumstance, or lower our chance of infection. Worrying about coronavirus, or anything else will only increase trouble. Why worry when you can pray, for Jesus calls us to pray and have faith in God, for He is the one that defeated sin and death. 1 Corinthians 15: 55-57.
55 “O[a] Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
It takes the same amount of energy to worry as to pray. Let’s love people as we trust the Lord, and do good, dwelling in the land and befriend faithfulness. Psalms 37:3. Peter reminds us to press on in the mist of every evil. Whether persecution, or pandemic, we can trust the Lord, knowing, “It is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will than for doing evil.” Remember how the children of Israel were complaining in Numbers 21 about dying for lack of water and food and God cause snakes to bite them so they died and God said to Moses Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole and it will be that anyone looking at the serpent will be healed, restored, rejuvenated which is the meaning of the snake(s) used as an emblem of the Medical profession: “Moses, around 1400 BC, used the bronze serpent on the pole to cure the people who were bitten by snakes. The other reasons why a serpent has been used is the shedding of the skin that indicated longevity and immortality. The snake's ability to change from a lethargic stage to one of rapid activity symbolized the power to convalesce from an illness.” A snake sheds it skin which rejuvenates its life. Jesus rejuvenates us from sin to righteousness. To day. That is the reason the medical profession has a emblem of a snake on a pole. Thank the Lord for the medical profession during this time for they have saved many lives.
Worry is common to mankind. But God has called us to face troubles and threats with courage, leaning our weight on Him.
Throughout history, Christians have often stood out because they were willing to help the sick, even during plagues, pandemics, and persecutions. They loved people and weren’t afraid of death because they understood that “to live is Christ and to die is gain” Philippian’s 1:21. By stepping into the mess of sickness and disease, they were able to demonstrate their faith to a watching world. It is not how can I stay healthy, but how can I help the sick? Let’s be quick to help and slow to hide in a basement.
Let’s have our prayers infused with confidence, compassion and selflessness when talking about coronavirus. Just as our Savior put on flesh and stepped into our sickness, sin and death. He healed the sick and cared for the hurting, should we not do likewise?
Let’s not be reckless, for God’s word is not reckless or careless, but promote obedience. Loving the sick does not mean we intentionally infect ourselves. Proverbs 22:3 “A Prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished.”Responding to the coronavirus means, the healthy risk is low, when we take practical steps like washing our hands and staying home if we are sick.
So, do we cancel our services or take care of the risk by caring cleansing our hands and encouraging others to wash and not touch unclean things? When others get sick care for them and seek appropriate medical care when necessary. 
Charles Spurgeon lived in the 19th century when thousands were dying of cholera and he visited homes to care for people. 
Now is the time we can share the hope we have in Jesus. 1 Peter 3:13 “And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 15 But [d]sanctify [e]the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear, 16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. 17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.”
We are all going to suffer death sooner or later, but our hope and faith is in God who we worship and reverence to answer our prayers. So today we come with confidence, Jesus is able to see us though as we press on toward the Mark of the high calling in Christ. Let’s use our health to serve and not to hide, for Jesus is sovereign over it all. Blessings to you as an Ambassador for the Kingdom of God.
I want you to feel free to do what God tells you, so blessing to you as you look forward to worshiping the Lord in your Church at home or a building!
Now what are you going to do? I hope you’re going to ask the Lord to forgive you of any sins that Satan wants you to lust for, that you can be free of the addictions he forces upon you. God created us to be of goodwill and peace and gave us His Son Jesus to show us what we need to do, then just before He went back to heaven He said, I will give you the Holy Spirit so you can become empowered to be that Ambassador in My Kingdom of God. So abide in the vine; Jesus, so you can begin to produce love, joy and peace regardless of the circumstance. 


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