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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 KINGDOM OF GOD
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 08 March 2019

Kingdom of God
This is the Kingdom that not only turns the Old Testament inside out but operates opposite of earthy kingdoms. This Kingdom is mention 32 times in Matthews and reflects the messianic Kingdom for seen by the prophet (Isaiah 9:6-7)
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 
Rome was the Government that was in charge of what was going on and it was corrupt and King Herod was will aware of the fact something was going to happen and he was determined not to allow it to happen on his watch. So when the wise men came to him to let him know they were following a star to worship this new King Herod was troubled. Someone was going to have a much bigger Kingdom and he did not like this, so wanted the wise men to tell him where this child was going to be. So Matthew 2: 1 to 6 gives us the picture of Wise Men from the East
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, [a]wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.
 
Notice they were wise men who studied the stars for they had a lot of time to identify the wonders of stars. It is amazing how many want to know what kind of star they are, astrology is real, it’s the practice of science claiming to foretell the future by studying supposed influence of the relative positions of the moon, sun and stars on human affairs. That is the reason for horoscopes at the checkout stands at grocery stores. 
These wise men were no doubt Gentiles not belonging to the commonwealth of Israel and knew the Stars and here this one is seen traveling. They were scholars they liked the ark of the sky’s and were curious learning about the God who created the stars. Men of the East noted for their soothsaying Isa. 2:6 no doubt from Arabia. We sing the song we three King of orient are. So being a student of the stars they saw one brighter than the rest and it was like a comet that was moving in the lower part of the air. So it was not common and they know it was something to follow. God is always shining His light for the world to see His glory and love and we are seeing it around the world today as Government’s, religious bodies and economic are being question and people know something is going to happen. Lord help us to see the star the Lord is showing our world today for He is still what the world needs. We are seeing signs in the heavens, hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, snow heights greater than ever, hot getting hotter and signs of astrology practiced by many around the world. 
The Shepherds were notified by an angel, these Gentile Philosopher’s wise men, where lead by a star. God always speaks in a way we can all understand. The wise men saw the star after leading them to the place Jesus was born. Idolaters worship the stars and the Old Testament in Isaiah 47:13  You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, And the monthly prognosticators Stand up and save you From what shall come upon you. Daniel 1:20 says and in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them,(Shadrach; Meshach; and Abednego.) he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.When King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream causing his spirit to be troubled, he commanded the magicians and the astrologers and the sorcerers to see if they know what this dream meant. They wanted him to tell about his dream and he said, no you tell me and if you can’t you will be cut in pieces and your houses shall be made a dung kill. They said, King there is not a man on earth that can tell you about this dream. The king was mad, angry and furious and commanded that all wise should be slain. But Daniel asked the head wiseman Arioch why is the degree so hasty, so he asked to be saved with Shadrack Meshach and Abednego. Daniel was given permission to go to the King and tell him what the dream was all about. The Image you saw was excellent, but terrible you saw the future of the Kingdoms that will rule. This made the King respond by saying in Daniel 2:47The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
I hope you’re seeing the star within the Kingdom of God for it is the Church that Jesus came to embrace and empower to allow us to become like Him. This Kingdom is Gods favor given to all He created, that was good, Do all people see Gods goodness no, only those that are saved accepting the way, truth and life as they abide in the vine; Jesus, so we can produce fruit that is good for all.
We are seeing the Kingdom of God being threated around the world and the more the Church is persecuted the faster it grows.
We are seeing the image King Nebuchadnezzar saw with the Religious arena, Government and economics become reality as one world order is fast approaching. Look at the role of the United Nations.


 

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Romans 16
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 01 March 2019

Romans 16 Paul is concluding his excellent epistle and is showing a great deal of emptions. Paul love people for all mattered to him for everyone could be a blessing of only they choose the Lord way, truth and life. Paul knew what grace was all about and he showed how we should take heed to those that cause division. He mentions those who were a blessing to him along the way. He ends with a celebration of joy and glory to God for all he went through and those who blest him as well. 

Sister Phoebe Commended

16 I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, He commend Phoebe who he calls a sister a person he admired as one who was a sister in the Lord. He saw women as he saw men in the Lord no difference but one. Christians have the greatest relations to one another the world can understand or see. Christians are precious to one another for we are a part of God family. We are all servants of the Lord doing the Lords will not doing whatever we want. She was no doubt one that cared for the sick with the love of hospitality. Paul meet at her house more than once as she entertained people in the Church that was getting started, in Cenchrea, a small sea port area. that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. Notice how kind Paul is to her for she was a model of what a Christian lady should be doing in the Church. I know women are very much needed for they are the ones that process a lot of talent in preparing food and caring for the needs of other and enjoy entertaining others. My mother always seemed to know how to be prepared for a last minute notice and it was a joy to see pastors and evangelist in our home growing up and family members enjoy visiting us. Mom and dad ere very entertaining and people liked to be around them. Lord thank you for a wife that likes entertaining people for our boys had many friends over at any given moment for they had fun at our house, eating and playing games inside and our side. I remember the Olsen’s Les and Clara, Crowell’s Dan and Ida, Merle and Phonies Crowell. Headlyns, Ruthharts, Oswald’s, Posiels, Jensen’s, Braisers, Rentjies, Waterfield’s, Adams, Nelson, Smiths, Kings, Kearby’s , Fosters, Smallies, Moblies, and many more that had kids we grew up with that bought lots of joy to our family. Thank the Lord for people in our lives that bought blessing we will never forget. Paul had memories he never forgot that blest him and other around him. Lord thank you for friends that. inspired us to become stronger in our faith.

Greeting Roman Saints

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Here we see Paul have a special request to a couple he worked with making tents to pay his way to ministry. Lord help us to be gratful to all that are in this way, truth and life following the Lord, we are never alone for many more are on the same road leading to heaven for which we should be mindful of. Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Priscilla and Aquila must of had a church in their house people that needed to be together to worship and reverence the Lord as they put their faith and hope in the Lords will to answer their prayers. Thank the Lord for all the Churches that do not have a building but make their home a place to study the Bible so they can worship together bring hope and faith for God to move among them with the Holy Spirit to become empowered by God love, mercy and grace to be an ambassador for the Kingdom of God.

Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of [a]Achaia to Christ. Notice Pauls feeling for Epaenetus calling him my beloved maybe one of Pauls first converts as he’s called my beloved. I know the person we sat under as they preached seems to have a fondness to us for they bought such great hope in a time of need.  Greet Mary, who labored much for us. Another Lady. That meant a lot to Paul for working side by side with him .7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. Two men that spent time with Paul in and out of prison that had fellowshipo with the Lord even longer than Paul.

Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. Here is another strong Christian Paul wanted people to know as a beloved individual. Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved. Here are two more Paul wanted us to know about for their faith and good works. 10 Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Here Apelles approved by Christ for may be he was not as good looking but had a great Spirit within him that cause Paul to not wants us to forget. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus. Here is a man that he and his family where followers of the Lord. 11 Greet Herodion, my [b]countryman. Here is another leader of Paul country man. Or traveler on the way not in the way. Greet those who are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. Here is a person who had friends that where not follower and wanted to single him out as in the Lord.

12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Two more that Paul wanted us to remember for their commitment to the work of the Lord. Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord. Here is another one that labored with Paul. 13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. Rufus a name I like since knowing a lawyer in Ca back in 1956 that played Polo who was good and had a good spirit about him, I wanted one of our four boys to be named and Ginny said no so we named him Mike or third son, but his mom was a great follower as well as a mother to Paul.  14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren who are with them. Here are five more and their brothers and sister that Paul wanted to thank for being follower of Christ. 15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. Here are even more Paul wanted us to know were dear to him and wanted their names to be heard. No where do we read of Peter in this group but I am sure Peter was very close to Paul and we will never now the reason why not; Peter.

16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. This is a sign of  endearment to express ones love for another.  It was a bonding two in love not in anyway a kiss of betrayal like Judas’s kiss on the Lord.  [c]The churches of Christ greet you. He Paul is show the love we need to have toward one another with in the Church a strong affection that of needing one another; togetherness in communion with one another in Christian love.

Avoid Divisive Persons

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The Lord said we need to deal with love those that are offensive for they are going to come but woe to him that is offensive. We do not have to prove anything but show love to all od created and if we do not like them pray for them, is a mark of a true believer. Jesus uses some strong terms in Matthew 18:7 to 9 that seems impossible but yet to enter heaven requires discipline in what we do with our eyes, ears, tongue, affections and feelings. God sees our spirits five senses; worship, reverence, faith, hope and prayer life that is connected to our souls, reason, conscience, memory, imagination and affection, so our bodies eyes, ears, mouth; tongue and taste buds are doing will so we feel good all over with \out the desire for fleshly lust of evils thrills for the moment. When we do wrong we need to heed pay attention to the problem not bury it thinks all is ok. So when we are wronged we need to address it with the individual who is at fault and talk about it if that does not work take with you one or two more to address the wrong and if that does not work tell it to the assembly within the Church and if he still refuse to accept the truth cast him out and let him have not fellowship. Matthew 15 to 20. 

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ACHIEVING YOUR POTENTIAL CONTINUED
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 22 February 2019
A.     List things that hinder you from seeing the  “TRUTH”.
1.     Lock out areas.
a.     New options.
1.     Personal life
2.     Vocations
3.     Social Life. 
4.     Spiritual life
5.     Other areas.
2.     Stretch self to new goals new ideas in order to grow.
3.     The Clearer and vividly one imagines things in your New Life environment, with frequent repetitions and emotional impact, the stronger and more real the picture on the sub-conscious will rise.
      E.   Want reality? You can have it.           
1. Imagine the positive change. We are born again. John 3:1-21.
2. Build a positive expectation of the change. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
3. Mentally and emotionally prepare for the Change. Hebrews 1:12
Hebrews 8:10-13.
Jesus is immutable;  Incapable of changing or being modified, inalterable, inflexible, invariable, ironclad, rigid, unalterable, unchangeable.
Hebrews 1:12, 13:8; and James 1:17. 
 
There are many things in the Bible we need to lock on to. Note the BEATITUDES Matthew 5: 3 to 7:27.
1.     Blessed are the Poor in Spirit-allows one to see our conscience need of help, for our salvation is in God and rids one of pride.
2.     Blessed are they that mourn-allows one to cry and have compassion asking forgiveness and rides one of boredom.
3.     Blessed are the meek-it allows one to be consecrated and rids one of being angry with out sinning, or becoming violent. Meekness is not weakness but the opposite, it's growing in mercy and grace, having the ability to say, “I’m sorry”.
4.     Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness-We all need to become transformed in to the image of God, just as we hunger and thirst we transform or grow into wholeness. Let’s allow a cleansing to rid our-self of apathy. 
5.     Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy- allows forgiveness showing we are still growing and rids one of Bitterness.
6.     Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God-Our Hearts need to have a filter, which allows a cleansing of our minds and rids one of impurity.
7.     Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God-Allows restitution and rids one of guilt because we are seeing our-selves attaining perfection.
8.     Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness sake; for there is the Kingdom of God-gives one the identification, he’s with God, ridding one of fear. Only A Christian can love his enemies.
9.     Blessed are you when men revile you and lie about you falsely. That’s persecution at the greatest degree-allows one to be persecuted with out violence and rids one of distrust.
10.  Blessed are those who rejoice in all things; allows gladness and rids one of depression.
Further Lessons to be learn from sermon on the mountain.
Matthew 5:13 to 7:27.
1.     We have an influence-Salt and light as an example. 5:13-16.
2.     The law is eternal-complete in Jesus not more sacrifice now it is GRACE 
5:17-20.
3.     Self Control-non violent, angry but sin not. 5:21-22.
4.     Stop and go reconcile, ask forgiveness and return. 5:23-24.
5.     Be pure socially and individually. 5:27-30.
6.     Honor the sacredness Marriage’s Covenant. 5:31-32.
7.     Guard you speech. 5:33-37.
8.     Don’t retaliate or try and get even. 5:38-40.
9.     Do go the extra mile. 5:41.
10.  Be a giver. 5:42.
11.  Practice love for all. 5:43-47.
12.  Be perfect. 5:48
13.  Give 6:1-4.
14.  Pray 6:5-15
15.  Fastings importance. 6:16-18
16.  Invest in heavenly things 6:19-21.
17.  Have Spiritual vision see light from evil. 6:22-23.
18.  Have undivided love and service. 6:24.
19.  Truthfulness 6:25-32.
20.  Understand purpose and Primacy of God’s Kingdom 6:33.
21.  Charitableness 7:1-5.
22.  Stewardship 7:6.
23.  The Golden rule 7:12
24.  Law of the road 7:13-14
25.  Fruits test 7:15-20.
26.  Obedience 7:21.
27.  Build on the rock your foundation 7:21-27.
 
Colossians 3 and Philippians 3:4-20 need to be put into practice; stretching self to new goals, and ideas in order to grow and grow as we see change.
 
I. What is your motivation?
1.     Constructive.
2.     Restrictive - destructive?
Nothing magical, or mystical, about learning more potential, no great secrets;  just plain hard work.
 
 The matter of Constructive Motivation is I want to, rather than I have to, which is restrictive. I trust we can see the pay value as doing everything as unto the Lord. It produces happiness and success, regardless of the circumstance.
We need to move with the great desire toward the Lord and what He has in store for us as we reach out to our potential.
1. Achieving your potential constructive is understanding who you are.
1. What is motivation? Latin verb; “Movere” meaning to move. It’s an intense drive that causes action or a reason to act or behave. Need is a lack of something good and a drive is a tendency to act in order to fill that need.
Romans 8:13; 6:6; 13:14. Galatians 6:16; Colossians 3:5; 1 Peter 2:11 and 1 Peter 4:2
            
2. Restrictive = Primarily based on:
1.     Have To’s.
2.     Fear, coercion and pressure make us act or perform. Do it or else. God said to man in the beginning of time. Genesis 2:17 but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat. For the day you do thou shalt die! Genesis 3:3 Don’t even touch it. RESTRICTIVE do not eat or touch or you will die. FEAR was removed, Satan had a foot hold he assured man it was OK! You will not die, you’ll be like God. You will know, good from evil. What A LIE! Man saw, desired, took and gave then after it was all done they both hide. Man feared God’s judgement
1.     List five ways you act because of fear.
a.
b.
c.
d
  1. Fear can be psychological, do it, or else you’ll be rejected, ridiculed, embarrassed, or humiliated as a person. What happen to man when he ate? He hide. God said, where art thou Adam. Adam said, I hear your voice, I’m afraid. He was caught red handed because he was naked, he did not follow the rules, he disobeyed. Restriction was gone, disobedience was in effect. Sin was reality. When we restrict or push we take personal accountability and force God behavior.

 

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