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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 6
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 01 July 2017

We are seeing Paul here in chapter 6 making sure people understood the doctrine of justification by faith in God. It is what God did for us on the cross as He took our sins upon Himself making us justified not to sin but being sanctified to live a holy life, so we can become righteous as we abide in the vine.  It is the water and the blood coming together out of the side of the Lord as they pierced His side with the spear. Lord help us to see the value of what You did upon the cross to give us new life as we are born again in the Spirit of the Lord seeing the old man put away and the new man living victories for the Lord. 
 
Romans 6 New King James Version (NKJV)
Dead to Sin, Alive to God
What shall we say then? This is personal, what am I going to do then with my life needs to be answered now? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Are we going to stay natural brute beasts because God say it’s ok? No!  Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?  We are now, when we accept abiding in the Lord going to want to be like Jesus for that is how He created us. In His image, pure and holy, so we can go through all our disappointment of life. We will never be what God created us to be, unless we trust and obey Him dying out to selfish interests. That is being totally given over to His will and desires, not my will but Yours be done Oh Lord! Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Thank the Lord when we accept His way, truth and life we die and the Lord changes us or we become enlighten to the mortification. Putting off the old and accepting the new. Like a butterfly before he is one goes from a glob like bug, to a beautiful butterfly as the past  is shed and he becomes beautiful for all to see. Mortification is a process that is worked at in the natural world of an animal. But as Children we are becoming more like the Lord, leaving behind the sins that bog us down. We change from the natural man to the Spiritual man, becoming more and more like the Master of our being. Sin then is destroyed, as we resist it and yield to the Lord will and obey Him. It is the body of sin that has a sword that cuts away everything that is good and beneficial to us as mankind and need to let them die by not using sin as a way of escaping Gods will.  So, we are dead to sin and live for God doing what is right. Seeing right as beautiful as the old is stopped and the new begins to grow. Dying out to self-ushers in an at ease; or rest, not doing wrongs but delighting in the truth.  Sin is always going to be present, but because of Sanctification God is keeping us pure and holy as we abide in Him not desiring the lust of the flesh. We may be overcome by lust, yet let’s not be obedient to the lust but cast them off continuing to be obedient to the Lord. Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Thank the Lord He created us in His image and when we accept this we begin to die out to selfish interest and life for Christ. For death could not hold the Lord, nor can death hold us captive to sin but alive to resist and fight off the want, or desire to obey the flesh. Thank the Lord for the spiritual man compared to the natural man that wants the easy route, for the way truth and life of the Lord was not easy, for people wanted to get rid of His presence. Thank the Lord the more people rebel against God, the more alive the Church becomes, for it is the Lord that satisfies every longing of our hearts.  The more you try to stop the water from flowing the harder it is to stop it. Yes, we built dams and the bigger the dam the more effort it takes and only the Lord can stop the onslaught of evil in our world in my life.  It is the Lord that allows vivification, or living to righteousness as we abide in Him. We choose new paths new friends, way and a life that builds and produces goodness for all to benefit from. There is no living to God but living in Him as we abide in Him. God is our Head and the ground from which we grow goodwill and peace to all.  For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. To be united with the Lord allows Him to give us the empowerment we need to die out to self and be a part of His resurrection now walking in the power of His might that over comes the darkest areas of our world. Today we are seeing evil abound and wanting to control our world with unrighteousness, not goodness but lawlessness and terror. Thank the Lord for the power of the Holy Spirit that is bring people that are being persecuted a peace that passes understanding in the natural.   For he who has died has been freed from sin. Thank the Lord when the seed that is planted begins to die it produces that which was planted. When we die out to God it is God that give us newness of life that is found in His seed, becoming more like the Lord useful to others. As long as we stay connected to Him the more we become like Him. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. So your seeing as we die to selfish interest we begin to live for God knowing Christ did not die but rose from the grave, never to die again. So he conquered deaths sting and received life as he abode in God love allowing the Holy Spirit to take Him to be seated at the right hand of God interceding for His own now. So death is not a part of our lives when we die out to sin and live for God.  10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. What a statement He died from not physical death but for sins of the world, so He showed John 3: 16  He loves the world wants to give them life as they believed in Him. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Lord help us to see the importance of dying to do you will so we can be alive in doing what is right by all, even our enemies.
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. Notice it is up to us to accept Gods will, so sin is not in control of our lives. As people we choose all the time rather we are going to serve the Lord or serve the enemy of our souls. Might we know the power of mortification so we come out of our shell of sin to the new person abiding in the Lord becoming more and more like the Lord and not like Satan. 

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Romans 5
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 23 June 2017

Here in Chapter 5 Paul is still showing the reason of Justification, he is wanting them to see it as the foundation of our faith. He is giving examples of what happens when we abide in the vine and how God produces within us fruits and justification is one of them.
Romans 5 New King James Version (NKJV)
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. It is having faith in God that allows the Holy Spirit to endue us with power of being justified as pure before God. It is Justification that takes away the guilt of sinning and makes way for peace with God and others. That is, what a friend we have in Jesus is sung. When we accept by faith Gods justification there is a relationship of Him being a friend of ours. One can’t be happy without God as a friend. The good news is, being the best for all to have peace and goodwill. God is still our peace and without Him we are surly going to fail. It is up to us having faith and hope to reverence and worship God, so our prayers are heard by our FatherNot of works so we could brag, but of faith in God, that gives us grace as we abide in Him, so we can then rejoice in our hope, that is in the glory of God.  We are by nature born sinners of Gods wrath. The carnal mind is enmity against God, we have been bought into it, as we could not have gotten into it by ourselves. We are led into it as blind, or lame, weak being led by Satan, but now the peace of God as our friend sticks close to us, helping us, assisting us, by communicating to us, making us assessable to His will. It is the Lord Jesus Christ that leads us to His grace as we abide in the vine. The Lord is the Author and finisher of our faith and we need to keep on believing the Lord is sufficient, He is enough. This allows us to stand, or abide in the Lord to discharge all guilt and shame as we are judged by God, not cast as criminals, but we are now empowered to be secured in Him. As we stand or abide resting in the vine, we are moving, pressing forward to the mark in Christ our Lord. That is the reason for the Song Onward Christian Soldiers. For we are in the Army of the Lords. This is knowing the Captain of the Army to experience the confirmation in the favor of God’s love, that He who began a good work will perform it. Philippians 1:6
Not only Grace, but the Hope of the glory of God, that is seeing heaven as our home forever and ever. The more we see what is going on in our world the more disappointing one becomes, that is the reason when we look at the grace and hope that is before us, we rejoice for Heaven is going to be rejoicing in God as Savior, Lord and King forever and ever. What glory lies ahead of us as Christians. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  It is only as we are abiding in the Lord can we glory in tribulation, we glory in tribulation, for Christ tells and shows us, they are counted worthy to suffer for it, for it worketh patience not in and of itself, but the power of grace of God working in us, with the tribulation producing perseverance, which is patience at the greatest degree. So, abiding in the Lord produce perseverance that builds our character. Look at Jobs Perseverance, or patients that allowed Him the ability to stand fast in His faith and hope in the Lords will. He was tried and persecuted losing all but never forsaking the Lords hope, and grace. It gave Him great faith making him not ashamed. There is nothing more perplexing than being disappointed, and faith in God will never disappoint anyone, for God is the same today as yesterday and will be forever our creator. 
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Now hope does not disappoint, or make ashamed, for God took all the shame of our sins upon Himself, as He was nailed and placed upon a cross, to bear all our sins guilt and shame. Notice it is the Love of God that is poured out upon His creation and wants all to receive this good news, as they are comforted by the Holy Spirit. God is like a sweet ointment, perfuming the soul, like water nurtures the crops in the ground. It is still the love of God that binds us together, so we are not ashamed either of our hope in Him or our suffering for Him
6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. See we are born in sin, so our character is evil and weak to do what is right, we have not had any strength to do right until God gave us His Son, Jesus; to empower us for His service. Your seeing when we have no power, or will to do what is right, right will never happen. It is when we can’t help ourselves, we call upon God for help, it when we can’t, God can.  That is the reason that God sent His Son into the world to save sinners from their helplessness.  Greater love has no man than to die for an unrighteous person.

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Romans 5
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 23 June 2017

Here in Chapter 5 Paul is still showing the reason of Justification, he is wanting them to see it as the foundation of our faith. He is giving examples of what happens when we abide in the vine and how God produces within us fruits and justification is one of them.
Romans 5 New King James Version (NKJV)
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. It is having faith in God that allows the Holy Spirit to endue us with power of being justified as pure before God. It is Justification that takes away the guilt of sinning and makes way for peace with God and others. That is, what a friend we have in Jesus is sung. When we accept by faith Gods justification there is a relationship of Him being a friend of ours. One can’t be happy without God as a friend. The good news is, being the best for all to have peace and goodwill. God is still our peace and without Him we are surly going to fail. It is up to us having faith and hope to reverence and worship God, so our prayers are heard by our FatherNot of works so we could brag, but of faith in God, that gives us grace as we abide in Him, so we can then rejoice in our hope, that is in the glory of God.  We are by nature born sinners of Gods wrath. The carnal mind is enmity against God, we have been bought into it, as we could not have gotten into it by ourselves. We are led into it as blind, or lame, weak being led by Satan, but now the peace of God as our friend sticks close to us, helping us, assisting us, by communicating to us, making us assessable to His will. It is the Lord Jesus Christ that leads us to His grace as we abide in the vine. The Lord is the Author and finisher of our faith and we need to keep on believing the Lord is sufficient, He is enough. This allows us to stand, or abide in the Lord to discharge all guilt and shame as we are judged by God, not cast as criminals, but we are now empowered to be secured in Him. As we stand or abide resting in the vine, we are moving, pressing forward to the mark in Christ our Lord. That is the reason for the Song Onward Christian Soldiers. For we are in the Army of the Lords. This is knowing the Captain of the Army to experience the confirmation in the favor of God’s love, that He who began a good work will perform it. Philippians 1:6
Not only Grace, but the Hope of the glory of God, that is seeing heaven as our home forever and ever. The more we see what is going on in our world the more disappointing one becomes, that is the reason when we look at the grace and hope that is before us, we rejoice for Heaven is going to be rejoicing in God as Savior, Lord and King forever and ever. What glory lies ahead of us as Christians. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  It is only as we are abiding in the Lord can we glory in tribulation, we glory in tribulation, for Christ tells and shows us, they are counted worthy to suffer for it, for it worketh patience not in and of itself, but the power of grace of God working in us, with the tribulation producing perseverance, which is patience at the greatest degree. So, abiding in the Lord produce perseverance that builds our character. Look at Jobs Perseverance, or patients that allowed Him the ability to stand fast in His faith and hope in the Lords will. He was tried and persecuted losing all but never forsaking the Lords hope, and grace. It gave Him great faith making him not ashamed. There is nothing more perplexing than being disappointed, and faith in God will never disappoint anyone, for God is the same today as yesterday and will be forever our creator. 
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Now hope does not disappoint, or make ashamed, for God took all the shame of our sins upon Himself, as He was nailed and placed upon a cross, to bear all our sins guilt and shame. Notice it is the Love of God that is poured out upon His creation and wants all to receive this good news, as they are comforted by the Holy Spirit. God is like a sweet ointment, perfuming the soul, like water nurtures the crops in the ground. It is still the love of God that binds us together, so we are not ashamed either of our hope in Him or our suffering for Him
6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. See we are born in sin, so our character is evil and weak to do what is right, we have not had any strength to do right until God gave us His Son, Jesus; to empower us for His service. Your seeing when we have no power, or will to do what is right, right will never happen. It is when we can’t help ourselves, we call upon God for help, it when we can’t, God can.  That is the reason that God sent His Son into the world to save sinners from their helplessness.  Greater love has no man than to die for an unrighteous person.

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