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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.

Sorry Romans 8 that was not all included earlier
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Thursday, 13 September 2018

Paul in Chapter 7 explained the doctrine of justification and showed the power of Sanctification that keeps us pure and holy as we abide in the Lords will. Now he is showing the minister as helpers of the joy of the Saints. It is God will that His Children are comforted and have the privilege of seeing people saved coming into a relationship with the Lord. This is a well spring of joy of Gods comfort to our souls’ as all is well living or dying, we will see three things in this chapter that proves our salvation. 1. We are privileged 8:1-28 2. The grounds laid in predestination 8:29,30. 3. The Apostle’s triumph in the name of all the saints 8:31-39 That is what brings us together in the family of God’s.
Romans 8 New King James Version (NKJV)Free from Indwelling Sin
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who[a] do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. As a minister I am here to make sure you understand the joy of the spirit of God for your abiding in Him and He allows us to bear fruit and it is not sorrow or bitter but we are becoming better the more we pray and study the Bible. God is always wanting to comfort us with His Holy Spirit that is so needed in our world today. Sin brings condemnation but when we accept the way, truth and life in the Lord we are free of any condemnation. We are in the city of refuge under His arms yes in His loving arms as we walk by faith not sight. We turn from the natural man to the Spiritual man that is completely submerged in the Love of the Lord. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. What a privilege to know now that we are abiding in the vine; Jesus, sin is not something we no longer do for we have learned to resist evil. We walk after the Spirit and not the flesh, for our flesh wants to do evil. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,Yes the laws are good but man seems to defy the laws of God for the simple reason we are outside of Gods covering very weak and frail. As this body of our is weak, so we need the skin of the Holy Spirit to protect our flesh from getting infected by sins that are all around us. God knows the heart of a man and gave His Son Jesus to come as a babe to live among us and grow among the evil of His day. Jesus did not sin He was perfect and showed it time and time again as He preformed many miracles and raised people from the dead and yet Roman Government did not like Him getting all the glory even one of His disciples Judas betrayed Him. Judas was the one who was keeper of the monies and wanted more so asked for money to deny the Lord by picking Him out. What are we doing with the Spirit of God in us, are we worshiping God, reverencing Him, having hope and faith in God to answer our prayers. God cares and when we walk in the Spirit of God we are going to care for others. that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. This is a miracle for God takes what is rightfully His as makes it worthwhile and He gave His Son as a Sacrifice for sin, He was sent to be so, a redeemer buying us back by what He did on the cross. He showed his disdain for sin He hated sin he condemns sin death is disarmed Satan is toothless. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Thank the Lord for the law of God was fulfilled by God and He justified us as never had sin and that is sanctification at the greatest terms. We are righteous because Christ fulfilled the law of His Father. We now love doing the works of the spirit of God not the works of the flesh. We do not need the law what we need is the love of the Lord so we automatically perform for God approval and blessing. The carnal man is replaced by the Spiritual man and our affection is centered on Him or reason is to please him sour memories do not forget the need for a clear conscience that know how to show affection to God and to others of like faith. That is the reason the Church is made of all the Church building in the world. For many are looking to the Lord for deliverance and finding it as they pray and worship and have faith in the Lord hoping to go to heaven now and latter at death. Who do you reverence and bow down to?  5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. Notice we are what we accept in our minds for it is the mind that is able to think in terms of the Spirit of God and His will in our souls five senses, Imagination, conscience, memory, reason and affection. I have said our imaginations times vividness equals reality in either a positive way, or a negative way depending upon who you following or serving. Is you mind in gear, is it accepting the truth? As a man thinketh in his heart so is he. The mind is the seat of wisdom, do we long to win souls or love the worldly fleshly lusts. For to be [b]carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Spirtual death is dying to self and coming alive in Christ we are no longer alienated from God we are His sheep in His pasture now in union with God, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit of Gods. We are no longer ours to do as we please but God doing His bidding and what pleases Him. Not for our pleasure for that is death but life is in the Lord of glory. For we are minded to obey Him and serve Him as a slave. So see what sanctification does for us as Christians as it cleanses us up and we are becoming holy set apart for the Kingdom of Gods. Because the [c]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. I hope you seeing the carnal man and how weak he is for he is always against the things of God and we are seeing education, business and even governments opposed to Christian values that is destroy all sense of right from wrong and the truth is a lie and a lie is the truth that is bringing lawlessness as never before seen in our world and in the Church world deceiving the very elect. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. A enemy can be reconciled, but enmity cannot. This should make us wake up and humble us to not be carnal in our thinking and fight against God and His love for us. He created us so should have the right to own us, and give us the desires of His heart. Lord help us to stop fight against your will but accept your word to have your inheritance now. 
 
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.What a contrast between the flesh and the Spirit of a man, or women for they are different as day is from night. A man can be in love with drinking, smoking, drugs and lusting for sex and completely overcome by it. I have seen this since a student in the Schools of White Swan and in my life working in the woods, farming, ministry, child care, chaplaincy and now as a minister in Harrah, WA. People seem to like to be controlled by evil more than abiding in the loving arms of the outstretched hands of God who is saying, come follow me I will give you peace and that is the ability to rest and relax in what God has in His store house for you. Who are you dwelling with, who rules your life? Who keeps you house clean? 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  Life is not being negative, under condemnation, but a positive experience full of the joy of the Lord that is unspeakable and full of glory. Remember we are all made of dust and that is dirt, that is ugly yet look at what it produces? You!  We are no longer satisfying the flesh, but the Spirit while the natural man can’t get beyond the wickedness of the body. It is the Spirit that empowers us to serve the Lord, for He imputed to us a healthy self-image we are OK! We see the fruits of the spirit in operation and it make us feel accepted in the Beloved. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies [d]through His Spirit who dwells in you. But; if God dwells in us we have the ability to rise from the death of sins hold on us as the Lord hands are working on us, molding and melting us into His image so we are now controlled by the mighty power of the Lord. Just as Christ is seated at the right hand of God so we are seated in His loving arms as becoming holier every day. We are the temples of the Holy Spirit of God that is rebuilt and many times repaired as we walk with the Lord by faith.
Sonship Through the Spirit
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. Thank the Lord we are alive as long as we understand we are in debt to the Lord for what He has done and continues to do as we abide in Him being productive.13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 1. We are debtors to the flesh, we have to breath and eat, work and sleep or we will die, lets be glad and rejoice for we are alive obeying the will of the Lord not in selfish pursuits but taking care of the necessities of life. 2. Note the consequences of the end results of obeying God or not. Do you want to be a curse or blessing is up to who you following and serving. We need to mortify this body and that is stop doing evil things. Don ‘t let the mind deceive you mortify the deeds of the bodies lust for things. Keep in touch with the Lord stay connected. Learn to not please the body but please the Soul by staying fixed to your source of strength. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.  Who are we the property of determines what your mind really wants. God needs to be our guide in these troubled times. We are not to be driven as beast but lead by the master Shepherd so we always have green pastures of plenty as Sons of God in His family. What. a privilege to know we are children of Gods and He cares for us in every area of life. We did not choose Him, He choose us and ordained us to go and bring forth good fruit. He wants us to grow up and become mature so the flesh is always submitting to Gods will.  15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba,[e] Father.”Thank the Lord we are not enslaved by the flesh but the spirit of God to were we can say ABBA; my Father;very personal. We manage a Group home in LA County for Holly Groove Los Angles orphans Society one of the oldest started by the Presbyterian Church in Holly Wood Ca. which gave us a clue to what it is like to be adopted. It is hard for the simple no one can take the place of Mom or Dad. That is the reason the Department of Children services has such a terrible time with adoptions. Lord help us to realize You’re our Father that created us and wants us to abide in Him so our temple is able to feel good about where we are and what we are doing to bring honor and praise to our Father God. Lord help me to accept my adoption papers and grown in love with You and all Your children. 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Thank the Lord for His Spirit that is available to all if they just abide in You and loves Your being the parent to train you up in the ways of the Lord. The Holy Spirit is still our comforter when we abide in Him, and trust Him to sanctify our souls, spirits and bodies so we feel good about what is going on regardless of the circumstance. Remember we are children of Gods and He certainly knows how to comfort us in life’s struggles and downfalls. 

 

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What Happen to my Church
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 08 September 2018

This is very good for the Church has certainly changed and Lord help us to know you are the same yesterday, today and forever! Lord help us to see reality of what is happening so we are not deceived!

What Happened to My Church?
 
By Jan Markell
 
September 5, 2018
www.olivetreeviews.org 
 
 

Church issues are the most frequent inquiry I get here at Olive Tree Ministries. Other leaders tell me the same. What has happened in the last 30-40 years? Many people visit church after church only to walk away disheartened. Others are lifetime members of a church and have seen changes that left it unrecognizable -- spiritually speaking.
 At first, members and attendees wonder if they are being a bit too judgmental, but the sad reality eventually sinks in that something has gone terribly wrong.
 My background is in a fundamental church in Minneapolis that delivered verse-by-verse messages and had frequent prophecy conferences. Try to find that today! You will find a few but they are few and far between. This same church warned me about a coming apostasy back in the 1970s, but who knew it would get so bad starting somewhere in the 1990s. Nothing could have prepared me.
 
First it was music that became the great divider. Nobody minds some guitars and a bass but into the second decade of the 21st Century, ear plugs are handed out as one enters the church sanctuary. 
 
Some churches open with a secular song, dim the lights, add some smoky fog, and have an atmosphere similar to the local bar. All of this is to enhance choruses that will be sung two-dozen times by hypnotized church members. I would learn that it is to attract "seekers" -- a 21st Century term. Bill Hybels admitted that he came up with the term but confessed it didn't work well in his church!  
 Organs and pianos were tossed out 25 years ago because they did not promote "church growth." The over-age 55 crowd was on their own. Some churches threw them a bone with an 8 a.m. service for those with gray heads. That trend began "the great divide" between generations. 
 Someone made a conscious decision that we should have a "new way of doing church", although many members and attendees agreed there was nothing wrong with old ways of doing church. Terms began being used like "purpose-driven," "seeker-sensitive," "church-growth movement," "postmodernism", "Emergent", and more. 
 People started to hear about love, unity and tolerance. We must be known for what we agree on, not what we disagree on. Everything and everyone must be accepted. Aberrations must be accepted. Sin must be accepted. People loved having their ears tickled. They would be encouraged to "feel good" and have their self-esteem built up. Sound doctrine was being set aside.
 
The saving of souls was being set aside for the entertainment factor and social justice causes. It seemed that many in the church no longer cared that so many were on their way to hell! What an offensive, intolerant thought. But clearly sound doctrine will separate and divide so we must tread lightly in that area.
    Relevant issues have vanished. Pulpits have become afraid to talk about voting biblical values. Pastors quit speaking in favor of marriage and against abortion. It seemed like an "eleventh commandment" came into the church: Thou shalt not offend.  Taking a stand was clearly over.
 

 

 

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Protecting the call God has placed on you
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 31 August 2018

I felt this needed to be read by others for Dr. Wayde Goodall truly is in tune with reality.
Protecting the Call God has Placed on You
By Dr. Wayde Goodall

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There is no question that Satan has his favorite tactics and has areas where he commonly attacks God’s servants and God’s church. Paul was cautious so as not to be outwitted by the enemy of his soul. He knew the devil’s schemes and was aware when Satan was planting seeds of destruction or was attacking outright to bring great injury to a person or a church. 
Biblical Loyalties
As servants, we can experience our God ordained place, our unique calling, our assignment(s), and our destiny. We are fathers, mothers, employers, employees, pastors, private citizens, etc. These various roles require different things from us, and we can operate in God’s will as we serve in these areas. 
In the same way, God has other unique spiritual assignments and servant leadership roles for us. He is constantly preparing us and giving us experiences and spiritual gifts in order that we may be ready to serve in His kingdom. Knowing who we are in Christ and understanding where God has placed us is part of knowing the will of God. I’m often asked how to practically determine God’s will – what should be our priorities when walking in His will?  My thinking goes this way . . . I try to understand my role as a pastor, Christian leader, husband, father, grandfather, employer or employee. Along with this I prepare myself for the unseen battle from the enemy to attack and endeavor to deceive me.
In his instruction on how to wear the armor of God, Paul reminds us, “stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm . . .” (Ephesians 6:13b-14a).  Peter tells us to, Resist him [the devil] standing firmin the faith” (1 Peter 5:9).  James instructs us to, “Submit yourselves therefore to God, Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7) (emphasis mine).   
  • Stand – hold our ground; understand our role and stick to it. Knowing who we are and knowing God’s assignment for us is critical as we fight the enemy who is constantly watching.  
  • Resist – not budging on the truth; relying on Jesus and trusting God who has called you to a unique role in His kingdom.
This includes our understanding of the particular place where God has assigned us. For instance: the pastor understands the importance of the Bible study leaders; Bible study leaders understand that they are not the pastor of the church. Along with our understanding, we have duties. Working outside of the area God has for us, opens us up to the enemy’s tactics. 
Pastors (and others) can suffer because of unjust criticism, antagonistic “Christians,” and divisive people who attack them in any number of ways. These attackers often think they know more than the pastor or that they could do the pastor’s job better than him or her. Pastors have a unique calling and sacred trust to be servant leaders to their congregations. The Bible is full of verses that tell us how the Lord protects His leaders, such as, “Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand” (Psalm 20:6), “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:14), “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles” (Psalm 34:17), “Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand” (Psalm 20:6).
It is dangerous, however, when Christian leaders get “puffed up” and see themselves as kings and queens over a kingdom
In a moment of time, Saul realized he was not Samuel and had no right trying to do what God had called only Samuel to do. Saul’s rebellion to do what Samuel had asked him to do caused a downward spiral in Saul’s life.  
Many ignore and neglect their own walk as God has revealed it to them and focus instead on another person’s mission. In doing this, they often distract, confuse, and even injure the unique calling of others. Our primary focus and loyalty should be to fulfill our personal calling. Are we a reliable husband, father, wife, mother, pastor, citizen, etc.?  We are responsible to God for how we fulfill the role He assigns us. Others are responsible to God for themselves.


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