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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.

Act 3 continued
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 23 August 2019

11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. Here we see people where influenced by what happened to this lame man who know is walking shouting and praising the Lord, who they know was lame from birth. He is now a vessel the Lord is using to bring glory to the Kingdom of God. Not only was his body healed, his total being was different. Gods mercy is perfected when we are abiding in the sanctification of the Lords love, mercy and grace. They were astonished at this wonderful miracle and in total amazement, greatly wondering. Just like earlier when they were all filled with the Holy Spirit speaking in a new tongue. They could not believe people could talk in a language they had not learned and here they are amazed at this miracle and wanted to hear what happened.

12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? Remember Peter was watching and seeing so he saw the questioning and know what happen, so began to preach giving a message greater than what Solomon could deliver. Here he saw the fallow ground, ready to accept the seed of the Gospel that needed to be sown. He saw the people adore this miracle and wanted to direct them to the healer, Jesus the Christ who had appeared to them forty days after He had arisen from the grave and left giving them the promise of the Holy Spirit. He did not want them to see Him, or John, but Jesus’s Holy Spirit that gave new life to anyone that believes to rise and walk. It is not because of a preacher, or evangelist, or prophet we are saved, but Jesus only. It is certainly not us, but the Lords own invention that seals us into His family. Here he is talking to men of Israel. Why are you so surprised and marveled? This is what Christ did many times even when He raised Lazarus from the dead. We need to be convinced God is alive and wants to do mighty works among us. We are a church that Is alive for we are humbled by many time how few accept this way, truth and life
13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. Peter is not praising his name, but in the name of Jesus Christ, God Son as the holy Spirit gives his tongue the ability to speak to where it grows and God name is glorified, as it was through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus Christ our Lord. Notice Peter says boldly.
14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; You denied Jesus and delivered Him up to be crucified. Pilate wanted to let Him go, but you turned against Him and Said, Crucify Him, who He could have been your king. Look today at how many deny the Lord wants to rule and reign, but thinks He is a dictator preventing you from doing your thing.  Here your worse than Pilate, you denied the holy one the just one who proved who He was, by being alive and now seeing this miracle of the lame man walking and leaping for joy. Yes you killed a murderer a destroyer of life and destroyed the Savior, the author of Life. You killed the prince of life, not only forsook but rebelled against your own mercies. He could have been your life.
15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. What a shocking statement Peter embarrassed them to let them see what a terrible thing they did yet God raised Him from the dead and appeared for 40 days to prove to all He was alive that was witnessed by thousand’s. So now he proves it was this same Jesus who gave this lame man a healing.
16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. It is our faith in God that makes us strong to stand up and walk and leap for joy, so that all who see and hear can also believe. Here Peter and John had no doubt seen this man but did not know him until he obeyed the command rise up and walk. Lord help us to not get to the place where we want to cop out but want to refresh our faith and be renewed in our faith to where we completely surrender to God will again. Not by power but by the will of God or spirit of God. This is the gift that God gave to every one of us when we accept abiding in Him, so we produce good will and peace to all. Not only did he receive a healing in the body but in his souls five senses, Memorynot lame walk and leap now. His imaginationwas real, reality was I can walk and leap. His reasonwas by faith I will stand. His consciencewas alive he was excited about Peter and John stopping to even talk with him. Then his affection was full of excitement yelling a leaping for joy. Lord help us to be mentally sound in our minds so we are not sick with the pains of the world.
Note now how he addresses them
17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. Calling them Brethren is a complement for they were alive and he did not cast them aside, but included them as people needing help. Do you want to help people become better; praise them, lift them up. You did what you did for you did not see this that your seeing now. Here Peter was applying to their senses for they are now seeing the wonder of Gods healing power. Then he goes on to say;

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Acts 3
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Acts 3 
Acts 3 is going to show us the miracle of sermons to confirm the doctrine of healing that needs to be preached. We are going to see how the ground is broken up to where miracles are possible. A man born lame at birth and the impression it made upon in people-The scope of the sermon to bring people to the Lord by repenting of sins as they believed in the Lord.                                
Acts 3 King James Version (KJV)
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. Peter and John were not fresh from receiving a special blessing as they have been filled with the Holy Spirit and able to see many signs and wonders done by Jesus and now the Apostles as the Spirit gave them direction. Peter seem to be the speaker many times and got himself into trouble and here he is with John who seemed to have loved the Lord the most as he rested his head on Jesus Shoulder. So Luke the Author here is describing what he saw from these brother in the Kingdom of God. I remember when we used to use the phrase Brothers and Sisters when we gathered at the Church or saw another Christian in town. Brother how are you a real kingship. A term used to denote a true friendship. Now remember it was Peter who denied the Lord and here John who loved the Lord the most is joining up with his friend Peter for ministry. Lord help us. To work together regardless of who we are, for we need to be joined together with Christ. For they have been to the temple worshiping and praising the Lord and where filled with reverence, worship building up their faith and hope in praying to God to obey His will. We need to catch the importance of spending time with God in prayer for His will. Do we have time to pray and worship together as a Church?
Today we need people that are interested in serving the Lord by drawing closer to the Lord as a group of believers so they can be endued with power from on High. We all have time and God gave us the Church to become a part of, so we can draw closer as a body to Him and one another to make a difference in our world.
And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Here we see this lame man who was born without the ability to walk a cripple not by accident, but by birth. Here he is at this beautiful gate begging from all passing by for could work at making a living. So someone laid him by this gate where people came into and out of the Temple. It must have been a busy place for the Temple was very popular where devout good people came to worship the Lord. He knew our alms and Charity needed to go together. He no doubt knew who Peter and John where.
Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.Now remember they where just filled with the Holy Spirit so where ready to minister to whosoever wanted life abundantly.
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. Here both Peter and John stop to minister to this beggar by looking and asking in return you look on us. Should our eyes be upon the Lord so we can receive His compassion to care for ones needs.
And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. When we pay attention to the needs of people, we can begin to give what God has given us, when we are all prayed up we are ready for sharing our hope. We are living in a area of fear, doubt and distrust and need to listen to what is going on so we can give hope in a hopeless situation.

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Acts 2 Continued
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 09 August 2019

22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— 23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you [f]have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom God raised up, having [g]loosed the [h]pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. It is a miracle and Peter wanted Israel to hear these words. He details the history of the life of Christ, who was approved by God and wants them to hear him. He became famous by miracles and wonders and signs of nature He was able to control. Stopping the wind, walking on water, raising from the dead those who died, giving hope to the helpless and much more works for God was with Him. It was you and your lawless hands, that crucified the Lord. Yet it was God that raised Him up out of the grave after being there for three days. This was finished He paid the price for all the sins of the world when people cry out to Him for forgiveness.
Note Psalms 16:8-11 It was not David who was a saint it was God Himself but David is here a type of Christ.
25 For David says concerning Him: It was all fulfilled in God
‘I foresaw the Lord always before my face,
For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken. He saw his suffering would rebound abundantly to the honor of God. He is at my right hand, the hand must powerful that upholds and empowers so we are not removed by our lack of trusting the Lord.
26 Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;
Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.

Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.Thank the Lord everything He did was with joy. Even when He was going through great sorrow at the cross. He knows the good that was going to be received by all who believe, and who spoke the truth in love. Is not our tongue our glory or our loss when we do not accept the way, truth and life that is found in trusting and obeying the Lord. To be able to rest in the vine allows us to automatically produce good will and peace to all! We should never feel separated from the body of Christ, but cling to Him. We need to make sure it is the Spirit, soul and body that is understood for the Spirit should be the guiding point or focus, of our lives,


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