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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 Power of the Holy Spirit all Father need today  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 15 June 2018

I am posting this for as a Father I am so thankful for the way the Holy Spirit has guide me throughout my life while in High School and being married 61 years having four boys. I am so thankful for the evidence of the Holy Spirit in my life while working in the woods on the Yakama Indian Reservation for 10 years, farming for 15 Ministry 36 years 4 in Onalaska, 13 in San Fernando, Acton CA and Lancaster CA., 10 in Yakima working with the Yakima Sheriff’s Department as a Chaplain then 9 years as the minister in Harrah WA at the Harrah Assembly of God. 

I was saved at 12 and filled with the Holy Spirit shortly after and know what it is like to speak in other tongues and see people slain in the spirit falling to the ground without a catcher and no one getting hurt. Seeing people laugh in the Spirit as they were so happy they could not contain themselves. So being a Pentecostal I have seen the wild fire water in control and out of control as they did what they wanted to do without the Holy Spirit guiding and leading them. 
The question asked of Pastor Dawson MacAllister is very powerful. For I to feel his answer is very good.
Q. The Bible talks about being led by the Holy Spirit. Can you tell me how the Holy Spirit works in my life?
A. I'm glad you're interested in the Holy Spirit, because it's impossible to follow God unless we are led by the Spirit. And the only way to be led by the Spirit is to follow God's command to be filled by the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). Interestingly, God contrasts being filled with the Spirit with being drunk. Somebody who is drunk with wine or alcohol is controlled by and consumed by alcohol. But somebody who is "drunk in the Spirit" is controlled and consumed by the Spirit, who helps us live holy lives.
How are we filled with the Spirit? The Holy Spirit entered you when you decided to give your life to Christ, to become a Christian. But we need to continually ask the Holy Spirit to lead us, to guide us, to help us do the things God wants us to do. When we're growing as Christians, we should allow the Spirit to take control over more and more areas of our lives.
The Holy Spirit plays many roles. You can read about some of them in these passages: John 14:15-27, John 16:5-15, Romans 8:1-17, Galatians 5:16-26.
In John 14, for example, Jesus says the Holy Spirit will comfort us when we're hurting. "I will not leave you as orphans," Jesus says (14:18), promising that the Spirit will bring us peace (14:27).
Jesus also says the Spirit will help us recall the things we've learned about God (14:26)—which also means the Spirit will help us when we tell others about our faith.
In John 16, Jesus refers to the Spirit as a "Counselor" who will guide us in our everyday lives. One way he'll guide us is by convicting us of sin (16:8). And this is really a good thing: God wants us to get rid of the things that displease him, and the only way to identify those things is to be convicted by the Spirit. The Spirit works through our conscience to make us aware of sin in our lives.


 

 

Romans 8 tells us the Spirit will help us stop sinning and do the things that please God. A verse later in that chapter also tells us that the Spirit helps us pray (8:26). We've all gone to God and said, "Lord, I'm just not sure how to pray or what to say." The Holy Spirit helps us in those times, and actually intercedes for us, saying the prayers for us.
Now, the Holy Spirit can't do all the work for us. We're still responsible to do our part—especially to consistently read our Bibles and pray, asking the Spirit to show us the truth and teach us how to live.
It's important to remember that the Spirit will not prompt us to do anything that goes against Scripture. People sometimes justify their actions by saying, "My conscience told me … " We need to make sure we're listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit, not the voice of our own desires. And we know which is which by checking this voice against the truth of God's Word.
How can you tell if you're being led by the Spirit? By the "fruit" of your life—your attitudes and actions. Galatians 5:22-23 says, "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Are these things evident in your life? Two verses later, it says, "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."
I'm glad you want to "keep in step with the Spirit." I pray that as you take those steps, each day will bring you closer to God—and to living the kind of life he wants you to live.
Dawson McAllister is a popular youth speaker and host of Dawson McAllister Live, a radio program that airs on Sunday nights from 10:00pm-2:00 am ET. You can also check out his site.


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