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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.

Mystery of the Soil Part 2
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 12 May 2006

John chapter fifteen, tells us of how God is the Gentleman farmer, He is the one that cultivates, waters and prepares us for growth, as we submit by abiding in Jesus. Notice God does not need any help; He is the only one who can sanctify us as we ask Him to forgive us, giving us a new clean heart. We hear the word disciple often and the Lord had disciples He chose and He could not get Judas to follow Him. What a mystery we need to understand. That does not mean we are not suppose to train others and teach the things of the Lord, but people have to realize the power of faith to grow is given by God. Judas did not have faith in God, he had faith in himself and money. When he got paid, he could not find satisfaction, so wanted to take it back, but it was not accepted. He fell into depression and went out and hung himself. His ground was pretty hard and rocky and needed to take more time with the Lord.

The Hebrew word for ground is adamah, similar to the word Adam, which means earthly, or like reddish earth, referring to arable soil, that which has the capacity to bring forth and support life.

Science says that all the elements within our body amounts to $4.50, that ought to keep us humble. The word humble comes from the Latin word humus the same word for ground. The ground, humus is again arable, giving it the capacity to grow things. The word homo derived from humus to designate man, now labeled us Homo Sapiens. Sapiens is a Latin term for knowledge, or wisdom. That is the reason for man being the only creation that has the capacity to choose what we do and say. Everything else he created goes by instinct, geese fly south in the winter and north in the summer. Birds of a feather flock together. Trees stay trees and animal stay animals and itís the survival of the fittest. Yes, it seems like in the human race its becoming the survival of the fittest, but that is not what the Lord planed for mankind.

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The Mystery of the Soil Part 1
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Monday, 08 May 2006

THE MYSTRY OF THE SOIL

 

As one studies the Scripture we see man was created from dirt, thatís the reason we are able to grow, if we have the right climate. The women was created from the rib of man, giving man the desire to protect and care for her, giving her security and acceptance. Dirt also has different colors, types which is seen by the different skin type of men and women.

Having farmed in the Yakima Valley I can understand the importance of the different types of soil. It takes instrumentation in the hands of a chemist, to determine all the chemicals within soils and you have to know soil types, to know what type of crop youíre able to plant.

Soil is scarce and God is not making any more, the first job on planet earth was farming, for Adam cared for the garden. It was a job and we see he didnít take the time to understand his wife and neglected to communicate maybe as he should of. Eve spend time with Satan, for he was very good at communication and convinced her to be like God. Isnít that what we all want, the ability to do our thing, donít tell me what to do! Who do you think you are? Today with all that is happening in the Churches it is important we keep our eyes upon the Lord and not rely on people. People make mistakes, but God never does. Only trust Him! Only trust Him is a song we used to sing, for He alone is able to save you.

Notice Adam was working and Eve playing around with the enemy, producing weeds. Adam did not ask any questions about what he was eating. Like, where did this come from? He just appears to eat what Eve gave to Adam, then they both realized they did something wrong and hid. We see, desire, take and give, if it is wrong we always hide, or want to cover it up some how.

It is interesting to know that God planted all the vegetation in the garden including the tree of good and evil. So we see the earth is able to produce both good and evil, but when God cursed men, women and Satan, he cursed also the soil and it was going to bear weeds. So now this dirt that is capable of producing well, becomes bad, full of weeds and the farmer spends thousands of dollars to eliminate weeds. Weeds are truly a curse to the soil, just as humans have many weeds that are growing in their lives. Look at the thousands of dollars men and women spend to get rid of the curse of the addictions of sin, or to have the weeds removed. God is the only one that removes the weeds from our lives as the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and we cry out for Help! When we admit we have made a mistake and we say, ďLord, forgive meĒ and He lifts me up out of the miry clay and that is the mystery man canít begin to understand. But it sure makes one know he is accepted by God. The first step in any type of treatment plan is Admit you need help!

It is not a mystery to know that dirt is very common and we have to spend money on soap and other supplies, to keep it out of our houses and off our bodies. Soap when used properly, gets rid of the dirt on the body, but if it is not used, dirt accumulates. Could we not say that sin is like dirt?It has to be removed by the blood of the Lamb, or we rob ourselves of cleanliness.

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A WIND THAT IS STILL SWIRLING
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 29 April 2006

A WIND THAT IS STILL SWIRLING

Thousands of Christians worldwide came to Los Angeles this week to mark the 100th anniversary of what is called the Azusa Street Revival, considered the cradle of the global Pentecostal movement, the fastest growing branch of Christianity, with 500 million adherents.

I thank the Lord for the opportunity to grow up in a Pentecostal home, along with three of us boys and one sister. Within our home we knew what it was like as children to pray for those who were serving in the 2nd world war, for we had relatives fighting in Germany. Prayer was very much apart of our lives growing up and no one can tell me prayers are not answered, not in our way, but in Gods timing and way.

I canít remember a time of strife in our home, except the fights my younger brother and I had, for Mom and Dad settled it and we did not see our parents argue in front of us kids. They took us to Church when ever the Church doors were open, and we looked forward to the next service, to draw closer to the Lord. Every service was a time when the Holy Spirit was present, operating upon our hearts removing sins, if we asked Him to. Our Pastors made room for the Spirit to flow among us, in signs and wonders. We saw healings, miracles and people weeping uncontrollably, as they felt the power of conviction of sin, yet every thing was done in order. I have seen the wild fire that caused a lot of fear and the Holy Ghost fire in control that would burn away the sins of the children, youth and the adults. Ever service, the Pastor would pray for a fresh anointing and as they would be speaking, it seemed like they were given words directly from the Lord and people would be sobbing under the conviction of sin. We used to see people come to the Lord before the sermon was even over.

The older we became, the greater the manifestations of the Holy Spirit. The same time I accepted the Lord, I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues. I was praying on the platform, where the orchestra had just finished playing and I was smitten, (Slain) down backwards, between the piano and the wall. I certainly knew what was happening and could not believe the power of the Holy Spirit to do His will in my life. Just as a rushing might wind swirling around us, yet no one getting hurt? Did I have to break my fall? NO! God can lay you down, if you will let him. God can take your tongue and control it, if you let Him. Do you have control? Yes!  But just as you speak and not know ahead of time, what your next words are going to be, but youíre aware of the thoughts youíre focused on, and they seem to flow. So to, when youíre speaking in another tongue that God gives you, it just flows from the Heart of our Spirits, the mind.

In 1 Corinthians 14 we see Paul teaching about tongues and the unknown tongue. I am simple minded to know, that there is a tongue we all understand. I have only learned English when we went to Hong Kong, we needed an interpreter. Here in America I need someone to interpret Mexican, or Spanish. So that is not difficult for me to understand, but when I speak in an unknown tongue given to me by God, I do not need an interpreter, for the Lord knows what I am praying. This is not for anyoneís sake but for me, and I am refreshed in His presence. Rapped up in the joy of the Lord, that is unspeakable and full of Glory, impossible to explain, it has to be experienced. 1Corinthians  14:1-5 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 5  I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

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