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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.

The Holy Spirits Abundant Treasures
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 19 May 2023

The Holy Spirit’s Abundant Treasure: A priceless visit with Pastor Jack, on who the Holy Spirit is

by  | Feb 20, 2023 | Mar-Apr 2023

Jack Hayford Ministries | Adobestock | Margaret
This article was carefully adapted from Hayford’s 2009 bookRebuilding the Real You: The Definitive Guide to the Holy Spirit’s Work in Your Life (Charisma House), and Stephen Strang’s forthcoming new book, Spirit-Led Living in an Upside-Down World.
The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—is somewhat of a mystery to most people. Referred to for centuries as the Holy Ghost, a dimension of unreality, if not spookiness, has surrounded His person for a long time.
When a person comes to God the Father and willingly receives the gift of life through Jesus the Son, the first thing that happens is that the Holy Spirit enters that person’s life. Jesus described Him as a “Comforter”—One who will remain beside you to help, to counsel, to teach and to strengthen you. His entering is only a beginning, though, and the sensible believer in the Lord Jesus will keep open to the Holy Spirit’s increasing desire to expand the evidence of God’s purposes in his or her life.
Life Abundantly
The fullness of the Holy Spirit, the fruit of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Holy Spirit and most of all, the abundant, flowing love of the Holy Spirit are all expressions of God’s intent in giving us His Spirit. In other words, to simply realize that the Holy Spirit entered when I received Christ is to grasp a precious truth. But I need to see more—to want more. The practical development of God’s work in my life requires that I give a growing place to the Holy Spirit’s working within me.
The Comforter has come, and His mission is to help us to move forward as growing sons and daughters of the Most High God.
If you haven’t yet done it, allow the Lord to open in you a conduit of His Holy Spirit, an ever-flowing stream of living water. This fulfills His promise, which is to you personally as much as it is to every other believer in the body of Christ: “You shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).
Jesus wants you to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Here is a miracle resource of power, flowing from an unending source. “Spirit-fullness” can strengthen you when you’re under attack, provide refreshment through daily prayer and praise, and release a flow of Christ’s ministering, healing power in you and through you to others.
Ask Jesus to fill you with the Holy Spirit. With praise in your heart and on your lips, come into His presence, and, by faith, receive His promise because “the promise is to you” (Acts 2:39). Expect His miraculous touch upon you as He answers your invitation.
Continue daily in a fresh walk in Holy Spirit-fullness. Ephesians 5:18 literally reads, “[Keep on being] filled with the Spirit.” You cannot be sustained by drinking only once. But having been satisfied initially, keep coming daily to King Jesus’s pool, the Holy Spirit’s never-ending fountain of living water.
Building with Spirit Fire
Having begun this life by the power of the Holy Spirit, how shall we grow in this new life? The answer is rather obvious: by the power of the same Spirit! But most of us are slow to understand this fact.
Paul asked the Galatians, “After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?” (Gal. 3:3, NLT). We all need the same reminder: New birth isn’t the end of God’s program for us. His Spirit has started something by His power that He wants to advance with our partnership.
Now, everything I have said up to now is probably easy enough for you to acknowledge. Any honest believer will be quick to say, “I need to grow,” or “I want to grow.” But the pathway to growth is usually cluttered with obstacles, and the obstacles are usually hangovers from our past—past lifestyle, past habits, past attitudes, past sinning. We will not “grow out of” such things naturally. It’s the partnership with the Holy Spirit that is all-important to our spiritual and emotional growth.
In other words, the results of our past all too often remain part of our present reality. The fact that you sinned in the past can be seen in its remaining fruit. Of course, you can be certain that God has forgiven it all: this is a bright truth of your new God-given inheritance! But of equal certainty is the continuing presence of many personal problems bequeathed to you from your past. Your salvation solves the problem of your relationship with God, but it doesn’t always dissolve the problems in your life. It opens the doorway to solutions, but it is only by walking through that door and patiently pursuing that way that those problems will finally be resolved.
If patience during God’s “waiting periods” is trying for even the most mature believer, how much more so is it for those of us still discovering that our receiving of the Holy Spirit rarely includes an immediate change of circumstance?
Resting in His Perfect Timing
Over the years I have had many people ask me, “Pastor, since I’ve been filled with the Holy Spirit, I feel different, but it doesn’t seem like much else has changed.” They go on to express their concern that a week, two weeks, a month has passed, and yet dramatic events still aren’t filling their days “like all those people” they’ve heard testify.
I usually seek to comfort them with two facts:
My experience with dramatic testimonies is that they are honest but usually abbreviated. People report, in condensed version, things that took much longer to come about. Don’t feel like a second-class Christian when time seems to be passing by and action seems slow.
God is never in a hurry. Yes, the presence of the Holy Spirit within us does bring an instant witness; He’s there and He’s at work. (See Romans 8:14.) But remember this: the gifts and the fruit of the Spirit aren’t unwrapped with haste or grown at a moment’s notice. If things aren’t happening fast, that’s normal.
The relevance of our learning to recognize that God’s delays are not denials is that such understanding can defuse the tendency to feel unworthy (condemned) simply because things aren’t happening as quickly as we think they would if we were somehow more acceptable to God.
The simple fact of the matter is that the Lord has quiet times of dealing with our souls. When they come, be of good courage. If you have opened yourself up to the Holy Spirit, be patient. The Holy Spirit knows what He’s doing, and a little more time won’t make Him falter or fail. God doesn’t have to dash about busily in order to prove Himself. He’s the One who’s in charge, not you. Don’t compensate by getting busy yourself, or most likely you will have to undo your work.
Some time ago, after the passing of a family member, I was moved to do a study on God’s activities “in the dark.” I was amazed at the number of major events in the Bible in which victory was wrought in the midst of darkness:
Creation’s light burst into the darkness of chaos (Gen. 1).
Jacob wrestled all night and gained a new identity (Gen. 32).
Israel’s Passover deliverance took place in the night (Exod. 12).
Gideon’s battle unto victory began in midnight hours (Judg. 7).
Jesus’s cross was immersed in a sky of inky blackness though it was midday (Luke 23).
Even when Jesus comes again, it will be as a “thief in the night” (1 Thess. 5:2, MEV) and during an era of history predicted as one in which “darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples” (Isa. 60:2). This truth [of the Holy Spirit] can bring brightness and exhilaration to your soul.
Time to Get to Work
The Holy Spirit is ministering to your need now. Whatever the apparent darkness, God never forsakes the works of His hands. (See Psalm 138:8.) Rather than allowing the darkness of waiting to become a shadow of doubt, and instead of letting a cloud of questioning deceive you into believing that you are the victim of God’s apparent inactivity or unconcern, learn this wisdom: dark times are intended for your rest. When they come, lean back and recline in the everlasting arms of the Almighty. Allow the Holy Spirit to work out and through what He’s surely doing. I guarantee you that when morning comes, you’ll be surprised!
Years of pastoring have taught me that the healing and deliverance of human souls can only be preserved where responsible obedience is manifest by those receiving the Holy Spirit’s rebuilding within them. Jesus’s words to the restored include this advice, which we are wise to heed: “Now you are well; so stop sinning, or something even worse may happen to you,” (John 5:14, NLT). Luke 11:24–26 teaches us, “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, it goes through dry places seeking rest. Finding none, it says, ‘I will return to my house, from which I came.’ When it comes, it finds it swept and furnished. Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that man is worse than the first” (MEV). These are hard words. But Jesus also said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more,” (John 8:11).
What should we do with all of this?
Well, for one thing, thank the Holy Spirit that He is jealous enough to crowd you against the wall. Give thanks to God that He cares enough about you to not allow you to wander off the narrow but joy-filled pathway of holiness and true abundant living.
When you feel overwhelmed by the circumstances of life, ask Him to show you what He’s doing. He wants to get your attention. He will not allow you to be defeated by your [enemies] or your own wayward human impulses.
Then, once you hear His voice saying, “Come,” return to Him. Come back. He will bring the power of the cleansing blood of Jesus that not only carries away the stains of sin but also filters out whatever is toxic to His new life. He will identify the hidden works of darkness. He will dissolve bondages. He will not permit you to continue to grieve the Spirit. He is your permanent Helper.
He who has come to help you see your life rebuilt will also come to see your life advanced into His purposes. He will respond to your every prayer, and He will nurture your soul, reminding you of His loving character and His clear truth.
The Holy Spirit will restore, establish, strengthen and settle you, today and every day of the rest of your life.
Jack Hayford was the longtime pastor of the Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California. He later served as chancellor of King’s University (formerly King’s College and Seminary). Pastor Hayford and Stephen Strang collaborated on many projects over the years, including Hayford’s Foreword in Strang’s book, Old Man, New Man (Charisma House, 2000).

Be Prepared now!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 12 May 2023

"I believe we are seeing the completion of the end of time as we know it today for God is getting ready to show His love, mercy and grace to give us all justice!"
Less than six months into 2023, news and media companies are withering at an incredible rate.
The internet boom brought with it many new third-party news outlets that began reaching viewers in new ways that legacy media had never dreamed of prior to their existence.
Now, many of these outlets are suffering a tremendous shaking in the industry, which has been prophesied by multiple faith leaders prior to the collapse.
Here is a short list of the layoffs compiled by Emily Washburn of Forbes:
  • Jan. 4 – Gannett fires 50 employees in Indiana while closing a printing press in Greece, New York affecting 108 workers.
  • Jan. 12 – NBC News and MSNBC lay off 75 employees.
  • Jan. 13 – Mail-Tribune out of Medford, Oregon, shuts down affecting an unknown number of workers whose severance packages are tied into signing a non-disclosure agreement, per the Oregonian.
  • Jan. 19 – Fandom lays off an unspecified number of people at the outlets of GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Metacritic and TV Guide four months after acquiring the properties.
  • Jan. 21 – Vox Media fires 7% of its staff, resulting 133 people losing their jobs.
  • Jan. 23 – AdWeek lets go of 10% of their staff, resulting in 14 layoffs.
  • Jan. 24 – The Washington Post shuts down the video game and kid sections leading to 20 people being laid off.
  • Feb. 9 – News Corp, owners of the Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins, announces 1,250 firings by the end of 2023, according to Chief Executive Robert Thomson.
  • Feb. 17 – The Takeaway is cancelled on New York public radio station WNYC after 15 years on air. Twelve people involved in the production lose their jobs.
  • Feb. 26 – The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and the Press-Register, three print newspaper in Alabama, fire 100 staff due to a decline in print circulation.
  • March 19 – Sea Coast Media and Gannett close another printing press, this time in Portsmouth, New Hampshire resulting in 34 people laid off.
  • March 21 – New England Public Media, an NPR affiliate, fires 20% of its staff. This resulted in 17 employees laid off.
  • March 23 – NPR cancels four podcast series, resulting in 100 employees losing their jobs to reduce their $30 million budget deficit.
  • March 29 – Salem Media Group announced they would be firing 3% of their 1,436 employees.
  • April 20 – Insider Inc., formerly known as Business Insider, announced a reduction of staff by 10% according to Forbes.
  • April 20 – It is announced that Buzzfeed News will be shut down by Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti.
  • April 27 – Vice Media is expected to lay off approximately 100 employees and shut down Vice World News.
  • May 9 – Paramount Media Networks announces a cut to 25% of its workforce, including shutting down MTV News.
These massive and unprecedented cuts to media organizations does not even include the biggest shakers in the industry when it comes to layoffs in 2023:
  • 7,000 layoffs from Disney
  • 21,000 layoffs from Meta (since Nov. 2022)
  • 12,000 layoffs from Google
  • 18,000 layoffs from Amazon (since Nov. 2022)
  • 10,000 layoffs from Microsoft
And there are many, many more.
The New Year brought with it prophecies from many Christian leaders, including Christian apologist Dr. Michael Brown, who believes that God is going to shake the institutions of America to its core:
"Just as the nation is massively divided politically now. And just as the ideological divide between left and right is growing deeper, and the divide between the believer and the world growing deeper, I believe God is going to continue to shake the things that we're putting our trust in," Dr. Brown says.
Millions of Americans put their hope in the media establishment, and they are currently witnessing the demise of traditional media as the world knows it. In its place, citizen journalism is flaring up to discuss topics and expose corruption that the legacy media simply will not tolerate.
Apostle Alexander Pagani declared that "digital Jehu's" would arise and reform world systems.
This is exactly what is happening with Tucker Carlson following his historic split from Fox News.
Recently Carlson announced he would have a new show that is going to be broadcast on Twitter, now considered the last true public square of free speech.
"I believe the Holy Spirit has impressed upon my heart...the rise of the Jehu's," says Pagani.
"It will be a time and the rise of the Jehu's, the 'Wild Ones,' who will be sanctioned by God [and] be able to confront systems that has been oppressing God's people, and they're not going to have that religious, piety and policy mindset," Pagani adds.
The tearing down of certain structures while others rise in their place, and the speed at which this is occurring, are indicative of the word given by Pastor Greg Locke.
"I've really been seeking into the Lord about the word 'acceleration'," Locke says.
Locke believes that the Lord is using "suddenly moments" to spur the church to action and no longer be silent against the assault of the enemy, but to declare the truth of the Lord, in the physical and digital world.
There are few systems as oppressive and restrictive when it comes to addressing matters of good and evil, spirituality and salvation in Jesus Christ as the modern-day media and social media. Now, the shakings are just beginning.
God has much more planned and Christians are called to take part in the plan, to be proactive and stand for the name of Jesus. 
James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.
Walmart Embracing Pride Month---But Why?
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 05 May 2023

This is from Faith and by Gary Randell and cousin of ours!

Walmart Embracing Pride Month---But Why?

 After Anheuser Bush's disastrous rollout of their transgender "Bud-Light" beer campaign, you would think some corporate minds would take note.
After two homosexuals proudly announced their “Gay Pride” merchandise is coming to a Walmart store near you, a business watchdog says the business deal Walmart signed to promote “Pride Month” demonstrates something more troubling than grassroots activism the public has witnessed for years and years.
Why are they doing this?
Be informed, not misled.
The product line “Gay Pride Apparel” is designed by Sergio Aragon and Jesus Gutierrez. According to a story by The Arizona Republic, their small New York City-based company is one of four businesses rolling out “pride” merchandise for Walmart stores in June.
As you likely know, Walmart was started by Arkansas businessman Sam Walton. Walton was a Christian with Christian values.
Walmart has emerged as the world’s largest retailer and private employer with 5,300-plus stores in the U.S. Those stores brought in $572 billion in sales in 2022, with the stock currently trading at $149 a share.  
So, why would they be inclined to sell out to the homosexual agenda?
The quick answer would be to suggest they think there are a lot of LGBTQ people in the marketplace, and they want their business. And perhaps they, as Anheuser Bush, have not considered the possible consequences.
That may be a part of the reason, but here's what drives their decision.
Speaking for National Center for Public Policy Research, Ethan Peck tells American Family Association that the fact that Walmart has embraced “Pride Month” in its stores demonstrates the corporation has been “captured” by the culture. What he means by that, he explains, is that corporate offices are not concerned anymore about pleasing customers or even making money for shareholders.
“They are interested in serving the asset managers like BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street,” Peck warns, “who have taken them over.”
Wokesters are not calling the shots.
New York City-based BlackRock is a multi-trillion dollar investment behemoth. It made headlines in the past year for gobbling up whole neighborhoods to turn them into rental properties. The company also has its corporate claws in Walmart and has emerged as one of its top corporate investors along with Vanguard Group.
Peck's view of corporate America comes from first-hand experience after he and a National Center campaign called the Free Enterprise Project have crisscrossed the country to confront corporate CEOs about their left-wing activism in front of fellow shareholders. Owning shares gives National Center a seat at those shareholder meetings and an opportunity to speak. Still, Peck is witnessing that a Fortune 500 company seemingly motivated by left-wing Diversity-Equity-Inclusion activism is not setting the woke agenda in the corporate boardroom.
He says, “Sure, there are genuine wokesters at the corporation and there is an element of trying to appease the woke mob,” Peck explains. “But I think it's appeasing BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, and Human Rights Campaign, and groups like that, that causes them to do this.”
Ironically my son and I had a conversation only a couple of weeks ago, and he was describing the same thing. He is in upper management with a top-50 U.S. corporation. You would know the company and its products.
He often shares with me the struggles he faces as a deeply committed Christian in this environment. But feels God has put him there for a purpose greater than making money.

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