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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.

Praying for Pentecostal Empowerment  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 28 May 2021

PRAYER FOR A NEW PENTECOST Holy Spirit, I invite you, my constant, abiding companion (Jn 14:16) to bear witness to me of Jesus (15:26), that he is the Christ, the Son of the Living God (Mt 16:16) to whom I bend my knee and confess with my tongue that he is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil 2:10-11). Heavenly Father, I thank you that I am born again through the waters of Baptism and filled with your Holy Spirit (Jn 3:3, 5). I am a child of God, your child, this is my true identity (1 Jn 3:1-2). By the Holy Spirit I cry out "Abba, Father" (Ro 8:15; Gal 4:6). Holy Spirit you hovered over the waters of my baptism (Gen 1:2, Mk 1:10-11) and made me a new creation (2 Cor 5:17). Father, may the Spirit of the Lord rush upon me and change me into another person (1 Sam 10:6). Holy Spirit, from this day forward I will not be controlled by the sinful nature, but by you, Holy Spirit, who lives in me (Ro 8:9). I repent of any way that I have stifled you, my Sanctifier (1 Thes 5:19). Instead, I pray, that you, Holy Spirit, would flow into me and through me as a river of living water (Jn 7:37). As an act of my will, I fan into flame the gift of the Spirit bestowed when hands were laid on me in confirmation (2 Tm 1:6). Holy Spirit increase my faith, strengthen my hope, and deepen my love (1 Cor 13:13). Grant to me fear of the Lord, piety, counsel, wisdom, fortitude, knowledge, and understanding (Is 11:2-3) that I might be conformed to Christ (Ro 8:29) growing from glory to glory until I am transformed into his likeness (2 Cor 3:17-18). By grace, I will abide in Christ (Jn 15:4-5) and bear the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal 5:22- 23). Father, send the Parakletos, the Holy Spirit, my constant, abiding companion, the Spirit of truth (Jn 14:16-17) to lead me to all truth (Jn 16:13), to instruct me in everything, and remind me of all that Jesus told us (Jn 14:26). Since the Spirit is my life, I choose to keep in step with the Spirit (Gal 5:25). Holy Spirit, grant to me manifestations for the common good: the gift of wisdom and knowledge, faith and healings, the gift of miracles and prophecy, discernment of spirits, speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues (1 Cor 12:8-11). Lord Jesus, you have commanded us to love one another (Jn 13:34-35). I know that the gifts are to be exercised in love and without love they will be of no benefit (1 Cor 13:1-2). Father, you have given me the promised Holy Spirit (Lk 9:13) and clothed me with power from on high (Lk 24:49) that I might be your witness to the ends of the earth (Ac 1:8). 
I will not worry as to what I will say when I bear witness, as the Lord Jesus has assured me that you, Father, will give me the words to say, for it will not be me speaking but the Holy Spirit will speak through me (Mt 10:19). I have not been given the spirit of timidity, but power, love, and a self-control (2 Tim 1:7). With all of this in mind, Lord Jesus, baptize me in the Holy Spirit (Mk 1:8, Ac 1:5) as you did the Apostles on the day of Pentecost (Ac 2:1-4). Immerse me in the river flowing from your Temple (Ez 47, Jn 7:37-38). Open my mouth that I might praise and glorify you (Ac 10:44-45). Release the gift of praying in tongues that I might speak to you (1 Cor 14:2), pray according to your will (Ro 8:26-27), edify myself (1 Cor 14:4), speak mysteries (1 Cor 14:2), and build up my most holy faith (Jude 1:20). I will also pray in the Spirit making intercession for all the saints and that words and boldness be given to all who open their mouth to make known the mystery of the Gospel (Eph 6:18-20). Holy Spirit, also, grant me the gift of prophecy (1 Cor 14:1) for encouragement, edification, exhortation (1 Cor 14:3). By faith, I believe and receive all of this and I have a grateful heart for all that has been given.


Wisdom From David Wilkerson Christians Need to Hear Right Now
4:00PM EDT 5/27/2021 SHANE IDLEMAN
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"When God determined to recover a ruined situation, he would find a man and baptize him in anguish" —David Wilkerson.
And this is exactly what we need today!
Anguish is defined as severe physical or emotional pain or distress. Spiritual anguish is when we feel deeply the things that reflect the heart of God. Prophetic voices have always sounded the alarm and called people to weep over the things that break the heart of God. Jeremiah lamented, "My soul, my soul! I am pained in my very heart" (Jer. 4:19a). And God told Isaiah to "Cry aloud, do not hold back. Lift up your voice like a trumpet" to warn the people of their sin (Isa. 58:1a).
In the New Testament, John the Baptist was the "voice of one crying out in the wilderness" (John 1:23a). Even Jesus experienced deep anguish when he cried out, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing!" (Luke 13:34).
Anguish Over the Ruins
The book of Nehemiah begins with Jerusalem in ruins: "When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days. Then I fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven" (Neh. 1:4). Later in the book, Nehemiah said to the king, "Why should not my face be troubled when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies waste, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?" (Neh. 2:3).
We only need to look at the devastating drift from God's moral standard in America to understand Nehemiah's lament. From the school districts to the courtrooms, and from the media to manipulating news outlets, the outright perversion is extremely alarming. We are drowning in a cesspool of moral filth: "The wicked strut about on every side
When vileness is exalted among the sons of mankind" (Ps. 12:8, NASB). Where is the anguish?
The gates of the city represented security, commerce and justice, all of which had decayed. As it was then, so it is today. The ruins are all around us as well. Security and justice are being exchanged for corruption and manipulation, and commerce is being replaced with socialism. Again, where is the anguish? Where is the desperation? Where is the righteous indignation? The woke church isn't waking anyone up, and the dead church isn't reviving anyone. We need true prophetic voices again to sound the alarm: "Return to Me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of Hosts" (Zech. 1:3, MEV).
Anguish Sparks Spiritual Awakenings
Anguish is where a deep prayer life and revival are born: "Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out before You day and night. May my prayer reach Your presence; listen to my cry" (Ps. 88:1-2 HCSB). Anguish fears judgment but also knows that there is hope: "When Zion travails, sons and daughters are born" (see Isa. 66:8).
In 1930, there was a powerful awakening at a school for the sons of missionaries in South India. It was traced to three young boys who were in anguish over the lack of spiritual fervor at the school. God answered their prayers and brought intense spiritual hunger.
In 1949, The Hebrides Revival in Scotland began when two elderly sisters were in anguish over the desperate need for revival. They told the pastor that both of them would pull down heaven by praying from ten o'clock at night until two o'clock in the morning. Their anguish prevailed and spiritual fire was ignited. We must once again reach this level of desperation.
Anguish Over a Lack of Spiritual Hunger
To awaken our spiritual appetite, there must be a continual hunger and thirst for God. Matthew 5:6 tells us that only those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled. Are you in anguish over the spiritual condition of our families, nation, and church—over the lack of righteousness? Then ask God to awaken your barren and dry soul by setting aside time to fast and pray.
Evangelical author Neil T. Anderson once asked a high priest of Satanism this question: "Based on your experience of the other side, what is the Christian's best line of defense?" The Satanist responded, "Prayer, and when you pray, mean it. Fervent prayer stops Satan's activity like nothing else."
Decades ago, Gordon Cove challenged readers when he wrote, "You have not sought the Lord with 'your whole heart' until you have tried a protracted season of prayer and fasting." Could a lack of prayer and fasting be hindering you from understanding the heart of God? Absolutely. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Anguish Over Sin Leads to Salvation
Another important aspect of anguish involves us realizing our utter depravity and our need for complete reliance on God. Jesus cried out in deep anguish on the cross for us and we must cry out to Him: "Oh God, save me, a sinner ... have mercy on me."
Don't let feelings of unworthiness keep you from surrendering and submitting your life to Jesus. Paraphrasing C.H. Spurgeon, "When Satan tells me I am unworthy, I remind Him that I've always been unworthy, and yet, God still loves me." Feelings of unworthiness do not prevent you from having fellowship with Him. Make the choice today and turn your life completely over to Him. Your anguish over sin will be turned into tremendous peace and joy: "Therefore if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed" (John 8:36).
Hear the sermon where this article originated here/var/folders/2y/2x97r72138x9yvn93xhjtgn80000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/torch1.png
Shane Idleman is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Southern California. More can be found at shaneIdleman.com, and free downloads of his books are available at wcfav.org. Visit him on Facebook and subscribe to his podcast.


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