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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.

Comfort in Peace
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 03 July 2020

Comfort in Peace
 
Thank the Lord he came to give our world the comfort needed to have peace in our world when we ask, seek and knock at the heart of God’s love, mercy and grace to minister to us all. Jesus wants to warn us and comfort us so we can rejoice in what God is doing today to bring us comfort and peace. So let look at John 16 and see what God can do in our hearts today, as we look at His word in John 16  “These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do [a]to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when [b]the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. “And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you. “But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 
I like Matthew Henrys account of the Bible which I use many times. 
Christ dealt faithfully with his disciples when he sent them forth on his errands, for he told them the worst of it, that they might sit down and count the cost. He had told them in the chapter before to expect the world’s hatred; now here in these verses,
I. He gives them a reason why he alarmed them thus with the expectation of trouble: These things have I spoken unto you, that you should not be offended, or scandalized, John 16:1.
Lord help us to not stumble and be offended at the cross or turn aside from following You, but keep the integrity of Your comfort in the hour of temptation we are living in today. As we are seeing the pandemic of Coronavirus and rioting tear our country apart to where we have no law and order. Not only in America, but around the world. Lawlessness is terrible for it is running rampant and not one wants to stop it.
The Christian world is being cast out, forbidden to meet as a Church body together and we are suffering from not being together. It has often been the lot of Christ’s disciples to be unjustly excommunicated. Many a good truth has been branded with the thinking, many a child of God is being delivered to Satan
We are seeing the sword of civil power destroy Godliness, “The time cometh, the hour is come; now things are likely to be worse with you than they have been; when you are expelled as heretics, they will kill you, and think they do God service, and others will think so too.” (1.) You will find them really cruel: They will kill you. Christ’s sheep have been accounted as sheep for the slaughter; the twelve apostles (we are told) were all put to death, except John. Christ had said (John 15:27), You shall bear witness, martyreiteyou shall be martyrs, shall seal the truth with your blood, your heart’s blood. (2.) You will find them seemingly conscientious; they will think they do God service; as those that cast out God’s servants of old, and said, Let the Lord be glorified, Isa. 66:5. Note, [1.] It is possible for those that are real enemies to God’s service to pretend a mighty zeal for it. The devil’s work has many a time been done in God’s presence, and one of the most mischievous enemies Christianity ever had, sits in the temple of God. Look at the Churches that deny the blood and thinks it is the Church that saves; no it is having a personal relationship to Christ.,[2.] It is common to patronize an enmity to religion with a color of duty to God, and service to his church. God’s people have suffered thegreatest hardships from conscientious persecutors. Paul verily thought he ought to do what he did against the name of Jesus. This does not at all lessen the sin of the persecutors, for villains will never be consecrated by putting the name of God to them; but it does enhance the sufferings of the persecuted, to die under the character of being enemies to God; but there will be a resurrection of names as well as of bodies at the great day of Judgement.
III. He gives them the true reason of the world’s enmity and rage against them (John 16:3): “These things will they do unto you, not because you have done them any harm, but because they have not known the Father, nor me. Let this comfort you, that none will be your enemies but the worst of men.” Note, 1. Many that pretend to know God are wretchedly ignorant of him. Those that pretend to do him service thought they knew him, but it was a wrong notion they had of him. Israel transgressed the covenant, and yet cried, My God, we know thee. Hos. 8:1, 2. Hosea 8:1-28  Set the [a]trumpet to your mouth! He shall come like an eagle against the house of the Lord,Because they have transgressed My covenant And rebelled against My law.Israel will cry to Me,
My God, we know You!
 2. Those that are ignorant of Christ cannot have any right knowledge of God. In vain do men pretend to know God and religion, while they slight Christ and Christianity. 3. Those are very ignorant indeed of God and Christ that think it an acceptable piece of service to persecute good people. Those that know Christ know that he came not into the world to destroy men’s lives, but to save them; that he rules by the power of truth and love, not of fire and sword. Never was such a persecuting church as that which makes ignorance the mother of devotion.
1. Why he told them of it now (John 16:4), not to discourage them, or add to their present sorrow; nor did he tell them of their danger that they might contrive how to avoid it, but that “when the time shall come (and you may be sure it will come), you may remember that I told you.” Note, When suffering times come it will be of use to us to remember what Christ has told us of sufferings. (1.) That our belief of Christ’s foresight and faithfulness may be confirmed; and, (2.) That the trouble may be the less grievous, for we were told of it before, and we took up our profession in expectation of it, so that it ought not to be a surprise to us, nor looked upon as a wrong to us. As Christ in his sufferings, so his followers in theirs, should have an eye to the fulfilling of the scripture.


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GOD IS WILLING TO HELP US!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 26 June 2020

Gods is willing to help us!
John 7: 14-18 14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this Man know letters, having never studied?”
16 [c]Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. 18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on my own authority.
In this 14 verse we see Here, I. Christ’s public preaching in the temple (John 7:14): He went up into the temple, and taught, according to his custom when he was at Jerusalem. His business was to preach the gospel of the kingdom, and he did it in every place He could. His sermon is not recorded, because, probably, it was the same reason with the sermons he had preached in Galilee, which were recorded by the other evangelists. For the gospel is the same to the plain and to the polite. But that which is observable here is that it was about the midst of the feast; the fourth or fifth day of the eight days they celebrated. Whether he did not come up to Jerusalem till the middle of the feast, or whether he came up at the beginning, but kept private till now, is not certain. But, you might wonderWhy did he not go to the temple sooner, to preach? Answer, 1. Because the people would have more leisure to hear him, and, it might be hoped, would be better disposed to hear him, when they had spent some days in their booths, which they did during the feast of tabernacles. 2. Because he would choose to appear when both his friends and his enemies had done looking for him; and so give a specimen of the method he would observe in his appearances, which is to come at midnight, Matt. 25:6. But why did he appear thus publicly now? Surely it was to shame his persecutors, the chief priests and elders. (1.) By showing that, though they were very bitter against him, yet he did not fear them, nor their power. See Isa. 50:7, 8. “For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set My face like a flint,
Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed. He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is [a]My adversary? Let him come near Me. Isn’t it strange how we are in the beginning of the end of days as we know it and we have so much to contend with as Satan is out to sicken and destroy what we have become as a Nation and even a Church. For now, we can’t be together, but have to wear mask and meet outside. What is this doing to our mind sent requires us to make sure our trust is in God, for He certainly is in control as we let Him care for His own.
 (2.) By taking their work out of their hands. Their office was to teach the people in the temple, and particularly at the feast of tabernaclesNeh. 8:17, 1817 So the whole assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made [a]booths and sat under the booths; for since the days of Joshua the son of Nun until that day the children of Israel had not done so. And there was very great gladness. 18 Also day by day, from the first day until the last day, he read from the Book of the Law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day there was a sacred assembly, according to the prescribed manner.
But they either did not teach them at all or taught for doctrines the commandments of men, and therefore he goes up to the temple and teaches the people. When the shepherds of Israel made a prey of the flock it was time for the chief Shepherd to appear, as was promised. Ezek. 34:22, 23; 22 therefore I will save My flock, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23 I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them—My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.
Thank the Lord  Mal. 3:1. The Coming Messenger has come!
3 “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the Lord of hosts
II. His discourse with the Jews here is reducible to four areas of leadership.


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Where are You?
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 20 June 2020

Where are You?
Life began in the Garden of Eden with God talking to Adam and Eve and letting them know there is a tree I created here Then the Lord God took [d]the man and put him in the garden of Eden to [e]tend and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you[f] shall surely die.” What a day that must have been, no shame all perfect and in order. But Satan the person cast out of heaven for thinking he was as great as God was present and able to talk to Eve and tell her very cunningly Has not God indeed said, “you shall not eat it, nor touch it, lest you die. Eve responded, We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” Satan responded “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Isn’t it true yet today we see, desire, take and give and if it is wrong we hide? They hid behind the fig leaf’s that covered their bodies notice the covered their bodies that is their skin they were ashamed of being naked and heard God walking in the cool of the day calling out Adam,  Where are you? He knew where they were and what they had done, and wanted them to see He meant what He said, they would die if they partook of this trees fruit. God said who told you, you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree which I command you that you should not eat? Adam Yes the woman you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate. God said to Eve, what is this you have done? Eve the Serpent deceived me and I ate. 14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:
“Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”
16 To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be [e]for your husband,
And he shall rule over you.”
17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 18 Both thorns and thistles it shall [f]bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.” Where are you in your in thinking about the life you are living. Are you seeing the devastation that is going on that is caused by letting Satan dictate to us as mankind rather than obeying the commandments and laws of God that is has and is still offering to mankind. God has not changed in anyway, He is the same yesterday, today and forever and wants us to give up our way for His way for He wants us to know it does make a difference in our attitude and behavior towards where we are and what we are doing.
Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.” Where are you in your in thinking about the life you are living. Are you seeing the devastation that is going on that is caused by letting Satan dictate to us as mankind rather than obeying the commandments and laws of God that is has and is still offering to mankind. God has not changed in anyway, He is the same yesterday, today and forever and wants us to give up our way for His way for He wants us to know it does make a difference in our attitude and behavior towards where we are and what we are doing.
Here it is Father’s day and I shall never forget the feelings of knowing what it was like being a Father, now I am not only a husband but a father that has to train his son how then to live in a world were Satan wants to rule and reign. I learned early in being a father what it was like to provoke my boys to wrath which was easy in comparison to provoking them to good works. I began to see the power of anger to dispel fits of rage that was out of control, for anger became a tool that when sharpen became a reward to what I did, wherever I was. Until we get angry with sin we will never stop. Today we are seeing people getting angry with the disappointments and injustices of life and I learned very early in life it is not justice to hurt others. What was the reason for only eight being saved during Noah’s day? What is the reason people not wanting to be of goodwill and providing peace to all? Satan is alive and will on planet earth and is still out to deceive us all.
Here we are dealing with a world wide pandemic of Coronavirus that is distancing us and preventing us from meeting together in the house of the Lord and the last three weeks dealing with anarchy because of a killing of a black man by a Patrol officer placing his knee on the throat of the assailant and three others watching him suffer from can’t breathe. This was seen from a smart phone that was used to show in living color this act of no mercy. This caused many to protest with anger out of control so they destroyed property and stole at will what ever they wanted to. Yet there were others who protested peaceful and demanded accountability and justice for all. We saw all this unfold in WDC where the police where helpless and the National Guard had to be called in to try and control the crowd that was lawless, so those lawful where caught being punished as well to disperse the crowd. 


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