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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.

Romans 12  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 04 January 2019

As we look at Romans 12 we are seeing Paul not giving us his opinion but Gods for Religion is man made and Christianity is Gods plan as we accept His Divine plane of good will and peace to all. We are a part of the Kingdom of God not the kingdom of Satan’s for he is out to destroy everything that is the truth. We have a duty to press on in the truth of His words and can’t do right without abiding in the vine Jesus. We need to understand the foundation of how to receive faith that God gave us all the size of a mustard seed, so it can grow as it is rooted in the Lord way, truth and life so it produces good will and fruit regardless of the Circumstance.
There is a great deal of duty that God prescribes in order for us to grow in grace and mercy. Every race we run requires getting in shape in order to complete the task before us every day. It is excepting practical doctrinal truths so we can be justified by faith which Paul discussed in the previous chapters. We do not get to do what we want or see what we want, we get to have our eyes fixed on the goals of one day seeing the Lord as He is; loving good and kind as He has prepared the way to heaven for us as we rest or abide in Him.
So we have three duties, 1. We have a duty to listen to God hear His voice. 2 It is a personal walk or personal duty. 3. We have a duty to our brothers, people created by God.
It is God grace that teaches us to live godly, soberly and righteously and deny all that which is contrary. We are going to see in this chapter the understanding what godliness, sobriety and righteousness are all intermixed.
Romans 12

 

Living Sacrifices to God

12 I beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service. Paul is wanting us to make sure we understand the mercies of God requires us to take control of our bodies five senses, which are carnal, ears are for hearing, eyes for seeing danger, mouth for eating food to grow, nose for making sure we smell our food and stay away from fowl food. The we have skin that keeps us from all bactrial that inflicts us, causing us to feel bad and unhealthy. Then we all have a soul, conscience that give us the feeling of all is well for we make mistakes and when we repent our consciences are alive and will. We see today anything goes and it is seen by the chaos around the world. Then we all have an imagination that seem to be out of control for we are seeing nothing as impossible, man can do anything. But is it right and benefiting all. Look at our reasons for doing what we do, is many time destroying what us humanin and proper, as our memory so easily forgets what happen in the past and rather than become better we are getting bitter towards one another.  So our affection is geared to pleasing self and we can’t please self or others. Lord help us to see how easy it is living in sin to not have control for the simple reason we are not aware of the Spirit of God with in us all that has five areas that affect us. 1. Faith-who is in in Man-Satan or God. 2. Hope is given to all but who do we hope in God self or Satan. 3. Worship is shown by who you are guided by and listen to, God or Satan? 4. Reverence is what give us pride of ownership or causes us to be ashamed and we do not care what we do or say until we repent and are forgiven. 5. Prayer is something we can’t get along without. For God wants to answer our prayers so we can be what He created us to be.

Are you seeing the power that you were created with as you present your body as a living sacrifice to God will? Its as God empowers us, that we are able to achieve our potential He created us with, and everyone has abilities and talents that either are a blessing to mankind or are a curse to mankind. Lord help us to realize we are not able to be good without a spiritual bend in life. To be holy is a choice and if it is not chosen there is no holiness, purity, or good mental health. This I hope is reasonable to understand for without becoming like God we are unholy as filthy rags. 

I say and please do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. It is so easy to be conformed to the way of the world, for we are taught to do our thing, which leads to no one being happy. Lord help us to see others are affected by what we say and do, for we are all living together in a world that needs order. It is proven when people are together anything can be accomplished. Today the technology is improving so fast it is taking over our kids and they are mesmerized by how easy it is to maneuver from one pic to other and never get bored. When it is taken away the child has a tantrum and we are seeing adults having tantrums that show disorder and dysfunctional behavior and attitude around the world for they can’t seem to discipline. This is caused for the simple reason we have forgotten to discipline ourselves in the mind and given ourselves to the things of the world. God wants us to prove Him and see that He is able to give us the ability to manage what we have to where it does not control us, but we are able to control whatever our hands have been given to do.

Gods, Holy Spirit when we accept His mercy and grace is sufficient to give us the ability to overcome our anger and it is used as a force to fight off evils hold on our attitude, or behavior. 

Serve God with Spiritual Gifts

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Paul was speaking from the understanding given to Him at Salvation. For He witnessed God grace given to him to stop what he was doing and begin to listen to the voice of God. Gods voice is being heard today as it has never been heard, for He seems to be screaming, come unto me all you that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. As we are seeing starvation, runaway inflation, indebtedness’, crime’ drugs, sexual acting out, dysfunctionalism like never before. For people think they are ok doing whatever they want as if they were on a drunk, or high on drugs. Lord help us to sober up and see imagination that is vivid showing reality that is Godly and purifying to all

For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Thank the Lord we can understand the importance of the body when it is in good working order to ward off imperfection and impurities of this world we are involved with every day. Every one of us in the family of God have been chosen by God to be a apart of His body so man can take the head ship of the marriage, for it is God that gives us a job in His family. Just like our eyes to not argue with our ears; they take commands from the mind. We are in Christ and His mind is what propels us to do His will and not our will. We are all individuals in the Church wanting Gods way to be done. We do not clash with one another, but work together for the good of one another. We stand in relation to one another doing good to one another, encouraging one another for we are on the same field in our big world.  We need to comfort one another more today than any time in my life.Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; It is amazing how everyone created by God, that becomes saved has gifts and talents that differ from one another, not to be abused but developed to be of use. We are never put on the shelf, but to be used by Gods might powerful hand according to our faith. Grace is given by God as we accept who we are in Him. It is grace that God gave to all to become His children, but do all follow the Lord? We are going to see 7 gifts as distinct offices God uses for the glory of the Church’s benefit. Prophesying is a gift given according to our faith. That faith is one who has studied and knows the inside working of the Holy Spirit telling of things that are going to come to pass. People need to be warned concerning sin and its duty to bring punishment. We are on a highway that is narrow and few going our direction and few that find it. Preacher are doing all they can to point people in the right direction. Today if you follow maps on the computer you can see the fasted route to anywhere. The Bible was written thousands of years ago and still has the map to get to heaven, but it has to be used.  We as preachers can only preach what we know as the way, truth and life from Gods word. It is not based on mans understanding or knowledge but upon the wisdom of wise counsel that works and will come to pass as one grows in God grace by faith. Lord help me to believe what I preach in order to see results of people changing, becoming more like the Lord. We can’t force faith upon anyone else, faith is personal and needs to be focused on the Lord  so our 

or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; I do not think there is every a message I have preached where I have not been challenged to make sure it is lived out in me. he who teaches, in teaching; Everyone has to be taught in order to live in their environment. Kids earn form parent’s language and customs. They can be taught other languages and customs and hopeful it allows people to live together in harmony. We have seen education change from learning the truth, to know learning lies that are destroying societies. So teaching of the Bible still has the path to civility.  he who exhorts, in exhortation; Thank the Lord for pastor that exhort us to keep our hands to the plow and not look back, for today encouragement is needed as never before.  he who gives, with liberality; Lord help us to give of what we receive as we are over loaded with homeless people that are addicted to drugs and alcohol and need help. Then we have ministers who lead he who leads, with diligence; It seems like today we have more leaders that are busy in the Church who are involved with Home Studies and other ministries that are a blessing to societies.  he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. It is a blessing to have people in our churches that have the gift of showing mercy for it is so easy to see people put down and shown no mercy whatsoever. Prophecy-Ministering-Teaching-Exhorting-Giving-Leading- showing Mercy are the seven ministering spirit needed in every church body.
Behave Like a Christian
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. As Christian we have to love one another, that gives us the opportunity to pray for one another to become better without being bitter. It is so easy to say we love and are not able to. Yes we need to abhor evil, but never people. To be of Good will and have peace is primary or we are being hypocrites.  Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; This is something that comes automatically as we accept God kindness flowing out of us as a spring in the desert. We are now in love with God and all He created, so becomes second nature to want to love the sinner. It is so good to be loved and appreciated by God and one another! That is being together in one accord. Looking at ourselves shows us how easy it is to wrong the Lord and rob Him of a blessing, so it makes us aware of how important it is for us to love others, going the same direction we are, for we need one another.  11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; It is so easy to be slothful in what we do and need to awaken ourselves by being diligent in what we do, to make sure we are worthy of being a Christian in the army of the Lord. 12 rejoicing in hope, Lord help us to keep faith and hope alive so we are motivated to do what is right, all the time. Rejoice is an attitude and behavior that is seen by all around us. So thank the Lord it is going to get better even through the world is getting worse. patient[c] in tribulation, One does not need patience when all is well, but when sickness come or death comes, let’s allow God to give us patience in tribulations or hard times. continuing steadfastly in prayer; Prayer is what hold us to together, so we do not fall or quit. Prayer is pointing up to God so He can reach out His hands to pick us up.  13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given[d] to hospitality. Look at the Church and the amount of people suffering from loss of money, health or some other reason and how it is necessary for some to reach out to relieve the pain and stress. It is the Church today that is in the forefront of aid when disaster strikes and many it always be so. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Lord help us to be so full of the Holy Spirit that when people are persecuting or giving us a bad time we do not curse them and want to forget them, but bless them wanting the best for them so they can love not hate. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. This is one of the attributes of being a Christian we rejoice when others rejoice and feel glad for them as if  it happen to us personally. Then when people weep we are able to weep with them. If we can’r rejoice with others, we will never be able to weep.  16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. To be of same mind of God is to have the ability to be of same mind to one another, for we are in the same building, or game, or road way. Not clashing and running into and Knocking one another down but lifting one another up in the Lord. It is hard to stoop to someone else’s opinion but that is a mark of a Christian wanting Gods best. Let’s not mind high thing that the world looks to prestige, power, control but let God control with His Holy Spirits power, that takes no bodies and makes them somebodies. Lord help us to see ourselves as we really are sinners saved by grace.17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have[e] regard for good things in the sight of all men. Lord you never did try to get even and may we never feel the urge to want to give others a bad time to get even, so help us to love regardless of who they are. For people want to see us love and help not debase and have a criticism of others. Can’t we just get along was Rod Kings remarks at the LA riots.   18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. If it is possible is a very interesting commit for some times we have to walk away and let people alone. We have to understand the complexity of impossibilities for with God everything is possible. We are people of peace and it gives purity and peace is needed in our world, so we do not harbor evil. Let our will be one of peace and goodwill and God will bless us as a Church or people. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Thank the Lord we do not have to take things in to our own hands for God is the one that is going to consequence the sins of the world. God is the only one that knows the heart of a person and we need to make sure we only judge what we have seen and not heard about. The thought we are the judge is what causes so much trouble for we have forgot how to judge and discipline is no longer in our judicial system or many homes around the world and we see torment ruling causing lawlessness around the wrold.Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” 
If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Lord help us to see the need, meet the need and see Your hands of mercy reach out to our world that is blind and can see what is right. This is a principle of reaping what we sow and it is so easy to not want to have to care but thank the Lord every time we do something good so the can reap good and not have regrets of heaps of coals of fire in their lives. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Lord thank you for Your Holy Spirit that is given to us so we can be overcomers by the power of the Blood of the Lamb you shed on the cross so we would not have to suffer evil but become better and better as we cling to the Old Rugged cross. I trust your seeing the value of who you are, where you are, and where your going, as you put your faith in the Lord who gave us all what we need to rejoice now and forever more!


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