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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  E-mail
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. 

 

From Suffering to Glory
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Thank the Lord for the way He is present during our times of suffering the loss of being fired, laid off, change of jobs, demoted, displaced, forsaken, depressed, abandoned, rejected, abused, and the. List goes on and on with sufferings but glory during it all is totally given tous by God. Being fired as a Group Home Manager after 10 years of running a ideal Group Home in Acton CA according to the State and our Lancaster county commissioner, yet Holly Grove could do anything they wanted and I had no recourse according to our lawyer. Then the very next day being asked to be on staff of Westview Assembly of God under the leader ship of Pastor Larry Kasper was a joy unspeakable.  The having to leave our home in Landcaster, CA for Yakima to take care of my wife’s mother Faye Meshke who had dementia was a challenge to her daughter my wife in our home as I began working for the Yakima County Sheriffs Department as a chaplain teaching mandatory classes to 250 men and 35 women was a delight giving the skills to achieve their potential while in jail by teaching without prayer or using the Bible but common sense. So one reported after 2 ½ years I was preaching and was told I would have to stop mandatory classes and begin to offer classes to those who wanted to come and the attendance drop of tremendously.  As soon as I came to work the inmates would clap for me every time they saw me come into the building; the offices said why do they clap for you and not for us, I said I do not carry a weapon, but only the Spirit of God. Then I spoke to the God Pod every Thursday for the 10 years and was told I said to tear up all Bibles which I did not do, but said we all have skin that protects our bodies from infection and we need to make sure we understand the protection of the word of God to our bodies. So again I was asked to stop coming to the jail. I wrote a letter to the Superintendent Robertson and gave it to him while I read it and he said that is the best letter of resigning I have ever received and he said I could copy all the material I had on the computer and save it to a disk and they wanted to give me a going away party. I was never so happy for being accepted even through some did not like my presence in the jail. I still see people on the streets say, “Chappy” and I looked and they remind me of what I shared with them and most are doing very well.  Then I was stricken with Lymphoma a cancer that affected all my lymnodes, and Dr Dan Doornick had me go to Dr Tony Ha who said we can go slow or fast with the treatment and I said Dr it came on fast so let’s go fast.  So I went to the hospital and he gave me three dose of the strongest Chemo, for three days and the first day I looked at the swelling in my face like a swollen bee sting and it was gone and my body felt so good I walk around the halls of the hospital after every shot praising the Lord and had to go through an out-patient program at North Star for 3 month taking Chemo  and was given a clear bill of health, This all happen as we earlier accepted being the Pastor of the Harrah Assembly of God which the Northwest District was going to shut down, we have been here now for 9 years and seeing the hand of the Lord still ministering to people that are hurting as we pastor the Church we grew up in and my parents where charter members since 1936. God is certainly not through with us yet and we have accepted Potter’s Field Ministry to come along side of us helping in ministry to our area and the love to see people saved around the world and will be bringing a team out this month of 25 to have a special rally with teens and adults. So we are excited about what te Lord is going to do in our Yakama Valley.19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. Whatever we go through in this life is nothing compared to the glory that s before us. No animal and thing God created is able to experience Gods glory that awaits us in heaven. Even the ground was cursed by sin. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of [f]corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Everywhere one looks there is things dying and needs to be replaced in our world. There seems to be a decaying rather than becoming better with time. The world living creators was destroyed by water in the flood but the next time it is going to be destroyed by fire. We are seeing fires destroy more property today than ever but soon all is going to be destroyed by God. Today we seem to be getting what we desire and lust for evil seem to be overcoming our world to where we are seeing bestiality like never before.  22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Can it get worse? Yes for Satan is on the rampage deceiving as many as he can, so it is going to get totally out of hand with lawlessness such as has never been seen. Sin is a burden to the whole of creation. But sin done by the Jews crucifying Christ is going to usher in the 7 years of tribulation. Look at how Israel is wanted to be destroyed by neighbors and the largest nations like China, Russia ,Europians,Turkey, and Iran. We are hurting like a women about to give birth to a child, pain is great, so Lord help us to go through it all! 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. Thank the Lord God is going to deliver Israel just as He did the Church and give us a new heaven and a new earth. This is the refining fire not to destroy all but evil. Everything is going to be heavenly with no more sin to plague or world first-fruits is better than anything God created for He delivers us from hells domain and we are transported into the Joys of the Lord forever. We are going to experience the meaning of Adoption for now we have no choice of who we are for we are safe and secure in His loving dwelling place with a mansion in glory. Not to gloat but to be grateful for forever. This body that has given us so much trouble is now controlled by God where now we get to relax for the Spirit and Soul are not the controlling factor but the body gets to enjoy all God has created as our body are redeemed by the precious blood of the Lord. Now, our souls and spirit can relax in our bodies that are renewed! 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? Remember the just shall lie by faith, which can’t be seen yet we hope all is going to be will for we have the empowerment to do what is right and if we don’t our consciences are bothered and we repent and continue to grow as we abide in the vine. So hope is something good is about to happen to you. It is not possessions we are saved but by hope. 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Are we not hoping we will be able to have peace and goodwill towards people even when it seems impossible? Yet, God told us to pray for our enemies and isn’t that what show rather we are Christian or not. For it is not natural to pray for people against you yet that is what we do that they will come to the knowledge of what is right also so we can all get along. Faith Is the evidence and hope the expectation of things not seen, the mother of hope. We wait in hope expecting our faith to have the ability to produce good works within us. Now we are dependent upon the Holy Spirit of God to enlighten us and empower us for His glory.
26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession [g]for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. How many time have you been sol weak you were not able to do what was right and you felt so bad and the Spirit of God allowed you to stop look and listen to Him and your weakness became power to overcome. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. It is the Spirit of God that calls out to all and it is up to use to hear his voice, as He is always saying come unto me and I will give you rest. That is what we need today more than anything and we are not able to rest if we do not do His will. Pray is hard work and Lord help us to not faint, but to pray as we are weak and helpless against the tide of sin pulling us away from Godliness. The Holy Spirit was give n so we could be full and overflowing with the love of God for all people matter. The Lord is always going ahead of us leading the way and it is hard following the Lord for Satan does not like it. He wants us to follow him and all the evil that is present in our world that is so easily gotten on the internet. We can’t without God and He will not without us. We are His witnesses, Ambassadors and representatives. God knows what is best for His children and Lord help us to know we need to obey our Father God. Lord it is according to Your will not mine, I can’t you can! Our heart cannot comprehend the will of God until we are abiding in the vine; Jesus so we can be fruitful and wise about the Fruit that is good for all!
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Thank the Lord work is seen by it wages and the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. God created us for goodwill and peace and it is ours when we accept His love mercy and grace to become more like Him. God love me He created me, He has a potential for me. According to His will and purpose not what I think or do. God provides, protects. preserves, profits his children for His way, truth and life to be fulfilled in us.
29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Thank the Lord for the fact we have been predestined to become like Him not to be broken or set aside but used by God. We are His and He is ours one united body. Yes He knows who He created and those who have accepted His creation to become holy and pure.  God owns us and we rejoice in belong to. Him. We are being sanctified cleansed as we meditate upon His love, mercy and grace so we become understanding and knowledgeable to use wisdom in what we do and what we say. We are comfortable abide in Him as He empowers us for service as we are conformed to His will and not any longer to our wills.  30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. Notice whom He called are those who heard come unto me? They are the ones who are justified as though they had never sinned. When the Spirit calls the heart that is full of sin feels the Load and needs help from condemnation and the guilt of sin, so embraces the love of God call to come! Cast you burdens upon me and I will create a new heart within you! That is being glorified and honored by the Lord, assured we are His and He is ours. So we are making sure of our calling as Christians followers of the Lord Disciples. We are now righteous the load of sin removed and becoming better and better no longer bitter and full of lustful desires. We are no longer criminals but saints, free from the curse of evil desires. We know now the power of love for you see your enemies as God creation and want them to know the Lord.
God’s Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Can you contemplate the height or depth and length and breathe of the love of Christ, which passed understanding? The more we understand Gods love the more we wonder in amazement of the reason people do not accept His love, mercy and grace. God is for us Satan is against us. Who do we choose? Let Him choose you and ordain you so your engaged to your creator. He is performing all things for our good. Look at nautres beauty we get to behold. Look at the wonder of. our big world and how we are hung in space without bumping into other planets. He keeps us in the hollow of His Hands that. are outstretched to us still. Thank the Lord He defies and rules over Satan if we let Him. The power of Darkness is in His hands and one of these days there will be no darkness for all is going to be light. Satan is going to be chained one of these day and that brothers him and wants others to be bothered by sin penalty. Let god fight. Your battles for we are no match for the enemy of or souls.  32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?  God gave His Son Jesus that He might give us the Holy Spirit, so we can have victory in Jesus, who is the fountain of life its self. What a gift the world has in front of us poor souls.  He loves us and did not spare anything that we might be free f sin domain Jesus was made sin for us. He was bruised and beaten without fighting back for He could have called ten thousand, angles but went alone. He wanted to spare us of sin ugliness. He gave of Himself when we abide in the vine; Jesus so we to can produce Goodwill and peace tol all.  He gives us everything that is good like wisdom to stay away from sins addictions. Not money to buy sins but keep pure and holy under the Blood of the Lamb. God is always wanting to sanctify us that is keep us clean as we repent and turn toward Gods way, not wanting our way. Free is hard to accept, but when we do accept Jesus by faith something happens as life is new and fresh every moment of the day. This is the inheritance we have from God or Savior Jesus Christ now that he is dead yet very much alive, interceding for us as His children. 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Thank the Lord no one can bring accusations against us or condemn us for we are bought back redeemed, by the blood of the Lord. He justifies us as through we had never sinned. Thank the Lord our consciences are sensitive to Gods way and when we step out of His plan the Holy Spirit lets us know we are trespassing and we stop going into his territory for we may get arrested by sins power.  34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Thank the Lord He paid our debt He is the all sufficient Savior He is not dead but alive. He is now finished and grace has begun as we abide in Him so He can allow us to bear and produce good fruit. He rules and wants to reign in our lives as we accept His love, mercy and grace. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword. This is assurance that now God is in control of what He created and we are going to trust. Him and obey Him for He is our Father. We no longer have to fear things but fear God who is in charge and want to know love and adore Him, worship Him, reverence Him, hope in Him and have faith In Him, to answer our prayers of forgiveness and need! We are going to meet with tribulations, trials and temptations or persecution for God is present and will not give us more than we can bear. Are we not living in  a angry malicious world that seems to hate Gods good will and peace. 
 36 As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yes we are seeing what God said would happen is here for the Christian principles are not wanted people want the right to decide what is wrong and right, so anything seems to be OK and it is destroying society for we have no absolutes anything goes and we see it in the Church. No body stands up against the evils of our day and going to. the slaughter house with never a sound of regret. This is seen by the spread of false news rather than reality, for we are seeing imagination times vividness not equal Reality but being a lie. The right is no longer true but a lie and the lies are the truth. This is confession to the greatest degree and we are seeing this around the world as people are forsaking the way, truth and life and doing it their way. Frank Sinatra used to sing My way and that is common among sinner but born again Christians saying “Lord help me to do it your way for then I am at peace in my imagination, consequence, reason, memory and affection.” 
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Strange yet it is all because of Calvary we are able to go through what we do for Christ conquered death and rose again in newness of life. It is nothing in our hands that give us the ability to conquer sin. It is by faith in God our character changes to where I can’t but God can! 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. This is one of the strongest statements Paul could of made after experiencing all the imprisonments’ he went though as a disciple for He knew it was no longer I, but Christ with in his body, soul and spirit that was completely persuaded, no one could take the place of God’s love, mercy and grace, not even death or life. The angel can’t and will not fight against a Child of the Lord they have lost and can never reclaim wat God paid for on the cross for our salvation. 
Nor thing present or to come and are we not seeing wickedness increase to where lawlessness is abounding around the world yet we do not need to fear. We are seeing prosperity wealth around the world and poverty abound to where poverty affects most, yet God hands are reaching out still to all. 
God creation is marvelous and wonderful and it is crying out under the pain of sin that is attacking nature, yet God is restraining and limiting what is going on. Climate Warming and other natural changes in society is the result of sin. Our world is groaning like in trivial, giving birth to something good His return. Are you persuaded that God is your Father and has a home or you that will never pass me away!  If not just simply say, Lord forgive me of all my sin and renew a right spirit with-in me so I do not stumble and fall!



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