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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.

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Friday, 16 February 2018

Here we are living in a world that is created by God along with all its habitants and find Satan is doing all he can to control the hearts of men and women with many different kinds of addictions, for that is his purpose. Lord help us to be students of the Bible so we understand Satan needs to be resisted from coming alive in our lives. We all have 15 Senses, five in the body; eyes, ears, nose, mouth and feeling. Five in the Soul, Imagination, conscience, memory, reason and affection. Then our Spirits have five senses faith, hope, worship, reverence and praying to God for help to ensure us of being His Creation.
The most important Part of our lives are what can’t be seen, for it is our attitude and behavior that is seen in our spirits that need to be seeking the way, truth and life that is found as we seek the Lord and let Him convict us of our sins that destroy our relationships with God and our loves ones.
It is our Spirits that are more important than any other part of our life for God created us to worship Him in spirit and in truth, so we can have a healthy mental attitude about who we are abiding in; Jesus. We see God created us for goodwill and peace and when man was in the Garden of Paradise Satan tricked man in thinking he was as good as god and became cursed by sin and cast out of Heaven to continue to do what was wrong. Yet God made it possible for man to be guided by the law as it was given by God to bless mankind. We can read this in the 3rd chapter of Genesis. Adam and Eve had two sons Cain and Able. Able cared for Sheep and Cain was a farmer tilling the ground. Cain bought an offering of the fruit of the ground; Able bought a firstborn of his flock and the Lord respected Able offering and did not respect Cain’s and Cain became angry and changed his countenance. The Lord said why are you angry? Why has your countenance fallen: if you do will, will you not be accepted? If you do not do well, sin lies at the door, and its desire is for you, and you should rule over it. Genesis 4 1-7. Now Cain talked with Able his brother and when they were in the field Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Verse 8 Then the Lord said to Cain where is Abel your brother? He responded am I my brother’s keeper. God said, what have you done the blood of your brother cries out to me from the ground so now you are cursed and when you till the ground it will no longer yield its strength to you and a vagabond you shall be on the earth. Cain said this is more than I can bear, surely you have driven me out this day from the face of the ground, I will be hidden from you face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and anyone who finds me will kill me. The Lord said to him, Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be upon him sevenfold, and the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him. Cain is mentioned three time in the New Testament as a negative example; Hebrews 11:4, 1 John 3:12 and Jude 11.
Lord help us to see that our lives are not in our hands but Your hands that. have reached out to man in the Old Testament by the law and the New Testament by His sacrifice of self to die for our sins for the law was not able but God is able to take our Spirits and heal our Souls and bodies from sin that destroys us.
Notice 1 Thessalonians 5:23 New King James Version (NKJV)
Blessing and Admonition 23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

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Thursday, 08 February 2018

We are going to see the deplorable conditions of the Gentile world which begins the proof that the doctrine of justification is by faith that Paul laid down in Acts 1:17.
Romans 1 New King James Version (NKJV)
Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Notice Paul calls himself a self a bondservant; that is one who is steward in the house, that was called out by God out of bondage to Rome now under the authority of God. Totally now given over to do God bedding dedicated to a task from the task master God. Now bring good news to those lost and dying without hope. He now is concerned with representing Christ not the government of man but Gods Government, representing the Son of God Jesus.
He shows his human nature made of the seed of David, that is born of the house of David as was Joseph his supposed father. David had a special promise made to him concerning the Messiah a Kingly offer. He had a divine nature declared to be the Son of God by eternal generation or as it is here explained according to the Spirit of God and His holiness. What a testimony of God grace, love, mercy, sanctification, holiness and purity in one who was persecuting Christian not a representative under the authority of God Himself. Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; Here we are seeing the fruit of abiding in the vine for God shows His grace to one of His apostles that is obeying the Lord by his faith in God. He now is employed by God in a work of service for Gods glory. Obedience is necessary to get anything from God and Here God called Paul out of being a trouble maker to a trouble solver as he obeyed the Lord. Working at obeying by faith God is going to reward now. Obedience to faith answers the laws of faith. We are connected to God like in a yoke with the Lord. So we are on the same level with others of like precious faith. No respect of persons with God. We obey then we are connected to walk and talk out our salvation.
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: What a statement here beloved of God all becoming Saints, 1. That is a privilege of Christians; Beloved, members of His family or body. 2. It is our duty now to work be holy, called to be saints so God can sanctify us as a peculiar people that love God to be beloved called Saints. It is labour to answer to the name Christian.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. What kindness shown here Grace to You and Peace for God our Father and Lord. God created us for goodwill and peace now grace is an added benefit that bring favor. Peace with God and peace with yourself is one of the benefits of Salvation or abiding in the vine.
Desire to Visit Rome
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. It is good to begin everything with blessing God. My God; very personal and that is what He wants from us He is mine and I am His. So are you in His hand as you have faith. Paul had experienced what people thought of other Christians and Paul wanted all to know they are important and he loved them. You have to love someone if you expect them to love you and God loves the world and craves people to love Him  For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, 10 making request if, by some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you. Here Paul is showing His respect for God knowing He knows all about us and desires we do not hurt ourselves by hurting the Lord. I give or work at serving with pleasure and I want the best for you all so I pray of you that I can come to you. It seems like when we pray for others something happen to us that make one feel needed or appreciated. 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established— 12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Paul was a people pleaser and wanted to share what he experienced God doing in his life to people that may not have known him personally so they might be encouraged by what the Lord showed Him before and what he is feeling now. So He was a witness of the power of God where every he went and since he is in Rome now a wicked area he want to share the love of God and the way God can protect and provide what is needed, to grow one another faith.
13 Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles. He is saying here I sure would like to have seen you earlier but I was detained hindered, but now I want to see God hands upon your lives so I can have some fruit among you, as I did among the Gentiles. It is strange the harder one works the greater the end results and here Paul was always working to make sure everyone heard the Gospel.  14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. Paul always seemed to feel like he was in debt to other for what he did and he felt strongly that anyone could be saved, regardless of nationality or race, wise or foolish in their thinking, 15 So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. What a commitment to a cause of preaching the gospel that is ready to go to work presenting the way, truth and life to all in Rome. May we see everything that has any value must be used and that takes work and Paul was a working making tents to support his minister or working at keeping on track prepared to preach anywhere at any time. Now he is getting ready to reveal his faith and how the Just shall live by Faith. The Just Live by Faith

Maintaining A Forgiving Spirit while Ministering to the Broken
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Thursday, 01 February 2018

I read the last week and copied it down and felt it would be good to repeat on
January 25, 2018
by Ted Cunningham
We are called to encourage one another and lift each other up. These days, it only takes a few minutes online to see a lot of hurting people and broken relationships. A quick scroll through our social media channels can be overwhelming and discouraging.
I heard one pastor years ago say, “Hurt people hurt people.” Church leaders have a unique opportunity to take the hit from hurting people and help them work through the pain. Pastors maintain many relationships and make many mistakes in the process. A genuine, heartfelt apology and a forgiving spirit can go a long way towards building thriving relationships. Frankly, the words “I’m sorry” may be the secret to ministry longevity.
Years ago, Gary Smalley shared with me five ways to maintain a forgiving spirit while ministering to the broken. They impacted me profoundly. I hope they do the same for you.
Make a decision to seek reconciliation in your stressed and strained relationships. How do you do that? Pay attention to your approach. If your words, tone, and body language place you on the offensive, this puts the other person in the position of playing defense. If you find yourself taking the wrong approach, then walk back out of the room and start again. An approach such as, “If you have a free moment I could really use your help on this” is far more tender and much more effective.
Nurturing a forgiving spirit in a relationship means desiring to understand the other person above being understood. If you have offended someone, try to find out what’s at the core of the offense. Here’s a little secret: You can discover the core issue by asking the right questions. Resist the temptation to defend yourself and instead focus on how you can restore and reconcile the relationship. Remove words like “but” and “I” as you treasure hunt for the truth of what’s happened.
When you’re treasure hunting, you may hear some unpleasant things. You may hear phrases such as, “I felt like you didn’t really care for me,” “I felt like I wasn’t really important to you,” “I felt like your work was more important than our family,” or “I felt that you were being selfish and manipulative.” Those kinds of words can be hard to hear, but don’t be put off by them. Continue to approach the situation with gentleness. When you care enough to find out what happened and why, your empathy establishes a foundation for reconciliation.

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