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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.

REASON TO BELONG TO THE CHURCH!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 26 January 2019

We are getting ready to have our Annual Church Business Meeting March 24 at 12pm here at the Church this will be the first time we have meet on a Sunday. The Board felt like we needed to have some fellowship as we eat and then go into our Business Meeting. 
I know we all need one another a part of our Assembly of God Church as members, we have requirement that give us the right to be affiliated with a governing body that gives one the right to be a minister and us, a right as a Church to handle the affairs of our Church body. We are a Church that is united regardless of party affiliation as we are affiliated with the Biblical principles laid down by the Holy Spirit of God.
I would like to go over what it means to be a member of the Harrah Assembly of God.
1. Knowing the Lord as your savior. John 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
2.  Be committed to the Church be attending and giving of tithes and offering. Malachi 8, “Will a man rob God?
Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’  In tithes and offerings.
You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me,
Even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts; 12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts.
Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’  In tithes and offerings.
You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me,
Even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts; 12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts.
3. Understand the need for Government and how you’re empowered?  Ephesians 4  I, therefore, the prisoner [a]of the Lord, [b]beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in [c]you all.
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high,He led captivity captive,And gave gifts to men.” (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also [d]first descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the [e]edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
4.  Have the ability to vote and be involved. With the everyday maintenance of the Church and its properties, for it is your church.
5.  Your connecting to the Assemblies of God doctrine.
A.The Bible as the inspired infallible and authoritative Word of God 2 Timothy 3:16-17. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [c]instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
 
B.There is one true God, eternally Existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The terms "Trinity" and "persons" as related to the Godhead, while not found in the Scriptures, are words in harmony with Scripture, whereby we may convey to others our immediate understanding of the doctrine of Christ respecting the Being of God, as distinguished from "gods many and lords many." We therefore may speak with propriety of the Lord our God who is One Lord, as a trinity or as one Being of three persons, and still be absolutely scriptural.


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Romans 14
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 18 January 2019

Chapter 13 just talked about our behavior and attitude about the civil duties and how to treat one another in order to have justice for all. Now we are going to see the impact our conscience is to our religious values within the Church. The Church needs to be healthy to be preserved in love which Paul is reminding us of. It is know the way, truth and life of the Lord that gives us the right to be called a Christian or follower of the Lord. We can afford divisions among the body of Christ we have to work together just like or Spirit, Soul and Bodies need every member to function with the greatest of ease. We are going to see the medicine needed from the sovereign balm of Gilead the Lord gave us on the cross and came alive to rule and reign by His Fathers right hand as the Holy Spirit is at work convicting people of sin.
We will see the reason for so many not accepting the truth as they do not want to be rescued and recover from the lust of sin. We need liberty not to do our thing, but Gods  will.
Romans 14 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Law of Liberty 
Is not given for us to do what every we want. Liberty is a word. That has stipulations attached to it or requirement to be able to enjoy liberty without being shamed and having to hide. Adam and Eve had liberty in the Garden as long as they did not take the forbidden fruit. As so as they saw, took and ate they hide and could not continue to have liberty but now had to fulfill a law in the Old Testament and in the New Testament obey the word of God or do His will in order to have liberty
14 1. Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. Just think this is completely new plan or idea so was very hard for all to accept. For now it was possible for anyone Jew or Gentile to have freedom according to the faith given to all by God.  The law now becomes replaced by faith in God who gives one the ability to produce. Goodwill and peace. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.It is interesting to see how easy it is to think you have a right to eat anything you want to believe without having a godly conscience that has constraining power. No one is able to eat poison without suffering the consequence. Yes people can be vegetarians and some people free to eat meat.  Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him.It is very important to understand we all have different taste buds and we can judge one another thinking we know what they shouldn’t eat. That is freedom of choice that needs to be respected. Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. It is so easy to try and judge what is good food from bad food. It is difficult to work for someone who is full of evil, yet that is what many people are doing to have the liberty to do what they are doing. Look at the people living in dictatorial countries and how blest they are for doing the best they can to survive and still becoming blest. It is not who we are or where we live it is who do we serve, and obey; God or Satan?
One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. The past had many ceremonial feasts; Passover, Pentecost, New Moon, Feast of tabernacles and more they did not want to give up. Since this was a new day these things were not as important and now Christ coming was a new day dawning.He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; [a]and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. Here we ae seeing the Church so easily becoming divided by the way they believe who they are. It is still so easy to want to play God and think we know what is good for others and what is not according to how the celebrate days or what they do or even eat. The question is who is. being praised and thanked for what you’re doing. Today we see people feeling very strongly they can eat or drink or even do what they want to do and no one should question them. Lord help us to see we are not out trying to please man we are living to please the Lord so we can produce good works and feel good about not offending anyone. For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. What a powerful thought in order to haver liberty; we can afford to live for ourselves; that is   for our benefit. We are always guided by the five senses of the soul imagination, reason, conscience, memory , reason and affection we have to our Spirits five sense, who do we worship, reverence, have faith and hope in to hear and answer our prayers according to His will. We can never afford to think I get to do what every I want and I will not bother you and you had better not bother me. Thank is new age that Adam and Eve had in the beginning while in Paradise. God said, do not eat the fruit of good and evil. They saw, desired, took and gave and they both ate and had to hide. Yes, it is so important we understand our Spirit in who we worship, reverence, have faith and hope in to answer our prayers. It is God who rules our universe and God who control our time on earth so let’s let Him rule and reign in everything we do and even eat and do in honoring the day. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. Thank the Lord there is no one greater than God when we see the importance of abiding in the vine; Jesus as John 15 tells us to do if we are able to produce good fruit. Are you living for the Lord so when you die you’re with the Lord in glory land of heavens splendor. God does not excommunicate us we pull our- selves out of God hands which are reaching out to us to hang onto. I find today with so much going on around the world that is out to kill any witness of God we have to be determined as never before to trust and obey the Lord. 
9For to this end Christ died [b]and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. Note the first verse the weak must be received but not to doubtful disputation. Get together with those that you agree with without arguing. God gave His son Jesus so He could give us life a ransomed for our sins, Good News. We ae hitting the mark when we accept the Good news for that is what we are aiming at pleasing Him. Yes, we die to the Lord as we die out to sin, we put on a new nature of wanting to please God no longer self.  He is Lord and all His Power is given to us empowering us for service. 10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of [c]Christ. Lord help us to see we can’t afford to judge anyone unless we see with our eyes what they did is totally wrong. See when we think we have that opportunity to judge others at will we are going to get caught in a fall not knowing the truth. God is the only one that know all and see all we do and think and He is going to reward us according to what we do say and even think. This is everyone that was every alive on planent earth. This happens in the Church that damages everyone with in that Church.  11 For it is written:
As I live, says the Lord,
Every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall confess to God.” This is a quote from Isaiah 45:23 It is God who gives life and takes life away so we are in the hands of the Lord mercy and grace, He will never let us go; but we can pull our of His hand and do our thing if we want we are free willed moral agents with the ability to make decisions. God gave His Son for us to accept as be believe, and confess He is Lord of our lives. Just as He controls our universe He wills to control us when we let Him come in by accepting His grace, love and mercy. I get to accept Him know and not be forced latter to His judgment of every lasting damnation.  Bowing is a sign of honor placed upon another higher in rank and Lord help us to reverence, have faith and hope in worshiping You so our prayers are answered according to Your will.
12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. It is not giving account of others but ourselves to how we spent our time. No one is accountable to us we are all accountable to God that gives Him the right to judge us justly.  We are accountable and responsible for our behavior and attitude. Lord help us always to see ourselves as needing You, just as we need air to breath. You’re our all in all. 13 Therefore let us not judge one another [d]anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way. We get stressed out by comparing ourselves to others for it is a form of judging others that a better than us. Let’s be careful we think we are right when we are doing wrong. Today it is so easy for society feel wrong is right and right is wrong and it is bring confusion like never before in my lifetime. 

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Romans 13
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 11 January 2019

We are going to see three lessons in this chapter; 1. Subjection to authority. 2. Justice and love of brethren. 3. Sobriety and godliness in ourselves.
 
Romans 13 New King James Version (NKJV)
1.  Submit to Government
13 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. How do we conduct ourselves with those who have authority over us, regardless of how unruly they may get. The reason is God is going to take care of the unruly power of Governments. We are subject to them even as ministers or denominational leaders including the Pope. Every soul,  everyone born, is subjected to God and it is God we serve even in a land controlled by ungodliness, or a household controlled by godless parents. We cannot curse kings or queens or God. We show by our obedience honor for the office. Even Jesus said to pay tribute to Rome and what is God paying tribute to. This is very difficult and impossible unless one is totally dedicated to Gods goodwill and peace. To cooperate with authority gives one the ability to have a voice for good when the authority is against Godly principles. Not demanding but encouraging like Joseph was able to do with his King Potiphar. Or Daniel with the King who threw him in the lion’s den. Those in authority have power for they are in control. It is an inward honor and outward expression of reverence and respect for the office. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will [a]bring judgment on themselves. We have seen this all down throughout history for people that are rulers have an obligation also and when they do not accept goodwill and peace for those under them, everyone suffers. People in authority have power to dictate what they want not what is good, this make it difficult then for the Christ like Spirit to give one the peace regardless of the circumstance we find ourselves in. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? What a fact all rulers are not doing good works, but evil works and it is seen around the world by the evil in many governments. Let’s not be afraid but understand that God is the one that give peace even in the storms of life. Our faith is not in government but in God and He gives us the ability do Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. Good is an attitude and behavior that comes for ones abiding in the vine; Jesus. This allows one to be in prison and still able to rejoice for the peace of God is within ones spirit and soul. Being involved in prison and jail ministry ones sees the effects of how important one’s attitude and behavior is to the officers and one another for happiness and orderliness. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.It is God that reigns and to abuse His power causes us to suffer the consequences, so civil power is governed by the Lord. Who govens those who govern is very important for we are all suppose to be under the authority of Gods will. This is a Military word and there is a diversity of gifts, trust and service, so we can resist what God established in the beginning of time. We have a hard time fulfilling the law and miss out on many blessing. We are to behave in a way that is a blessing for rulers are ministers of God. They are lords, servants to God. They now right from wrong yet we see more leader doing what is totally. Wrong and hurting its people. It is so hard to see rulers wanting justice for Justice is what is showing lawlessness through out our world. They are responsible for peace to preevent war. They are to execute justice for all and put offenders to shame. We are men not beast, we are like the horse or  mule needing a bit in our mouth in order that we are under control by the master 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 
Yes, we are going to get angry with what goes on many times, but when it is out of order that is when we are going to get hurt or hurt some one else. We all have a conscience that is God given in our soul that tells us when we have done wrong and gets us then to repent and say, I’m sorry and do not do it again. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. It seems that life requires to pay for what we get. Government in order to function needs people to become responsible in paying taxes to make sure that everyone’s needs are meet. This is not happening for people feel like you owe me. This attitude has come to the place we have homeless people like never before and there is not enough taxes to support non workers. Yes, we are going to have the poor with us always. Matthew 26:11
For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always. There is always a need to help others that can’t seem to help themselves. It is so easy for us to rob God of how we are created, many have a right to have help in life for they are born not having the ability to make a living and our Government wants to help them but we also have many who do not want to work for they want to play with someone else’s money. Lord help us to understand the power of love so no one suffers in this dayh and age.
 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. We all have responsibility and obligations to achieve our potential and God created us with hands and a body to make sure we are able to survive in such a way, that all our needs are meet and we all owe one another the effort to make life a blessing so what is due we make sure we pay. Our Taxes seem to be the most important for money is needed to have any order or the ability to maintain a degree of comfort. It is strange that our Government many times make it easy to cheat on our taxes and we have to make sure we are not giving grudgingly for that give way to cheat as much as possible for we have a right. 
Yes. we are all aware of customs and our custom cannot take the place of Government. For customs are related to traditions and many times they run contrary to the Governments. Are Customs and traditions have to give away to Governments if we are going to live together in harmony.
Fear to whom fear not with amazement but to privilege of being human. That type of fear is what makes the Church the Church for we are all created for goodwill and peace and when we have the proper fear of one another we all get along for we know each other power of diversity. The wealthy are as important as the poor in the Kingdom of God. For the fear of man is given up to the fear of the Lord in order that we can be wise.
Honor to who honor is very hard in the natural for we think we are as great as anyone else and it makes us angry when we realize that is a lie. We need one another. And need to work at becoming free of bitterness which destroys any society. 

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