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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 Power of the Mind  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 29 April 2022

Mind is having the ability to think, it is a spirit or force for memory, reason, imagination, conscience and affections that are learned that bring pleasure of doing what is holy and right. It’s all you have learned that blesses, so you able to stay away from all that destroys and kills feelings of love. We pay attention to and notice sanity of good will and peace the way God created us, with faith to be like God, as we are created with a desire to disobey God and have to be trained to do good and be nice, not steal, cheat, be selfish, or angry, but learn the difference between right and wrong. We all have a psyche or different look, but look similar. Body-Soul and Spirit with 15 senses. Body-eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and skin. Soul-Imagination, conscience, memory, reason and affection. Spirit-Worship, reverence, have faith and hope to pray. We can see with no doubt people bodies, but the Soul and the Spirit can’t be seen for they are internal and seen by actions and behaviors; good and bad
Everything we do is thought about in the mind; God gave us all to exercise our faith. Let’s look at who created us with a mind in the Bible as we read Genesis 3
New King James Version
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said (sly, cunning, deceiving beautiful and He said) to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” Who is He who Said? Satan he is still deceiving all who listen to him with their mind!
And the woman said to the serpent, “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.’ ” What a truth we still needs to see and obey to have peace and joy unspeakable and full of glory.
Then the serpent said to the woman, “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.” The Serpent again speaking that beautiful person who looks just like Man; right?
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was [a]pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; (unclean-unholy-Evil) (Convicted and hid)-and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves [b]coverings. We see, desire, take, eat, and if wrong we hide, that’s the reason today we are lawless, we get worse by doing wrong neve what right, for right bring goodwill and peace so we can pray for our enemies to become like the Lord!
And they heard the [c]sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the [d]cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Lord help us to be convicted to day of taking garbage in and not casting it out. Garbage is destroying the smell of doing what is right and we love our garbage of sins we carry to our death.
Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” Conviction if it is not alive and well we get worse and worse in our image and can’t get better but get bitter as we see around the world.
11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” God knows and understand the weakness of man and thaws the reason He is in control regardless of what we see in the natural.
12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” Blame, blame is always what man likes to do for it is never our fault it is the Women’s fault! God gave us all faith to believe and what do we do when we are wrong Blame someone or something. We like to escape our imagination times our vividness that does not equal reality of being good by blaming someone else. Lord help us to see we are in charge of what we do and see or think?  We are free to think and do what we please and if it is bad blame someone else. That is the sin nature in all of us!
13 And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”  God wants us to see, know and understand the lies of Satan!
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Yes she was like all who make mistakes she blamed Satan that old fox, that ugly person called Satan.
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- Matthew Henry’s Commentary says  1. The serpent is here laid under the curse of God: Thou art cursed above all cattle. Even the creeping things, when God made them, were blessed of him (Gen. 1:22), but sin turned the blessing into a curse. The serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field (Gen. 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, Did God really say, You must not eat from any tree in the garden?), and here, cursed above every beast of the field. Unsanctified subtlety often proves a great curse to a man; and the more crafty men are to do evil the more mischief they do, and, consequently, they shall receive the greater damnation. Subtle tempters are the most accursed creatures under the sun. 2. He is here laid under mans reproach and enmity. (1.) He is to be forever looked upon as a vile and despicable creature, and a proper object of scorn and contempt: Upon thy belly thou shalt go, no longer upon feet, or half erect, but thou shalt crawl along, thy belly cleaving to the earth, an expression of a very abject miserable condition, Ps. 44:25and thou shalt not avoid eating dust with thy meat. His crime was that he tempted Eve to eat that which she should not; his punishment was that he was necessitated to eat that which he would not: Dust thou shalt eat. This denotes not only a base and despicable condition, but a mean and pitiful spirit; it is said of those whose courage has departed from them that they lick the dust like a serpent, Mic. 7:17They will lick dust like a snake,
 like creatures that crawl on the ground.
They will come trembling out of their dens;
 they will turn in fear to the Lord our God
 and will be afraid of you.
  How sad it is that the serpents curse should be the covetous worldlings choice, whose character it is that he pants after the dust of the earth! Amos 2:7 They trample on the heads of the poor
 as on the dust of the ground
 and deny justice to the oppressed.
Father and son use the same girl
 and so profane my holy name.
. These choose their own delusions, and so shall their doom be. (2.) He is to be for ever looked upon as a venomous noxious creature, and a proper object of hatred and detestation: I will put enmity between thee and the woman. The inferior creatures being made for man, it was a curse upon any of them to be turned against man and man against them; and this is part of the serpents curse. The serpent is hurtful to man, and often bruises his heel, because it can reach no higher; nay, notice is taken of his biting the horses heels, Gen. 49:17Dan will be a snake by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horses heels so that its rider tumbles backward.
 But man is victorious over the serpent, and bruises his head, that is, gives him a mortal wound, aiming to destroy the whole generation of vipers. It is the effect of this curse upon the serpent that, though that creature is subtle and very dangerous, yet it prevails not (as it would if God gave it commission) to the destruction of mankind. This sentence pronounced upon the serpent is much fortified by that promise of God to his people, Thou shalt tread upon the lion and the adder (Ps. 91:13), and that of Christ to his disciples, They shall take up serpents (Mark 16:18), witness Paul, who was unhurt by the viper that fastened upon his hand. Observe here, The serpent and the woman had just now been very familiar and friendly in discourse about the forbidden fruit, and a wonderful agreement there was between them; but here they are irreconcilably set at variance. Note, Sinful friendships justly end in mortal feuds: those that unite in wickedness will not unite long.
II. This sentence may be considered as levelled at the devil, who only made use of the serpent as his vehicle in this appearance, but was himself the principal agent. He that spoke through the serpents mouth is here struck at through the serpents side, and is principally intended in the sentence, which, like the pillar of cloud and fire, has a dark side towards the devil and a bright side towards our first parents and their seed. Great things are contained in these words.
1. A perpetual reproach is here fastened upon that great enemy both to God and man. Under the cover of the serpent, he is here sentenced to be, (1.) Degraded and accursed of God. It is supposed that the sin which turned angels into devils was pride, which is here justly punished by a great variety of mortifications couched under the mean circumstances of a serpent crawling on his belly and licking the dust. How art thou fallen, O Lucifer! He that would be above God, and would head a rebellion against him, is justly exposed here to contempt and lies to be trodden on; a mans pride will bring him low, and God will humble those that will not humble themselves. (2.) Detested and abhorred of all mankind. Even those that are really seduced into his interest yet profess a hatred and abhorrence of him; and all that are born of God make it their constant care to keep themselves, that this wicked one touch them not, 1 John 5:18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.
He is here condemned to a state of war and irreconcilable enmity. (3.) Destroyed and ruined at last by the great Redeemer, signified by the breaking of his head. His subtle politics shall all be baffled, his usurped power shall be entirely crushed, and he shall be for ever a captive to the injured honour of divine sovereignty. By being told of this now he was tormented before the time.
2. A perpetual quarrel is here commenced between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil among men; war is proclaimed between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. That war in heaven between Michael and the dragon began now, Rev. 12:7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.
It is the fruit of this enmity, (1.) That there is a continual conflict between grace and corruption in the hearts of Gods people. Satan, by their corruptions, assaults them, buffets them, sifts them, and seeks to devour them; they, by the exercise of their graces, resist him, wrestle with him, quench his fiery darts, force him to flee from them. Heaven and hell can never be reconciled, nor light and darkness; no more can Satan and a sanctified soul, for these are contrary the one to the other. (2.) That there is likewise a continual struggle between the wicked and the godly in this world. 

Those that love God account those their enemies that hate him, Ps. 139:21, 22 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?

22 I hate them with a]">[a]perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
 And all the rage and malice of persecutors against the people of God are the fruit of this enmity, which will continue while there is a godly man on this side heaven, and a wicked man on this side hell. Marvel not therefore if the world hate you, 1 John 3:13Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you.
3. A gracious promise is here made of Christ, as the deliverer of fallen man from the power of Satan. Though what was said was addressed to the serpent, yet it was said in the hearing of our first parents, who, doubtless, took the hints of grace here given them, and saw a door of hope opened to them, else the following sentence upon themselves would have overwhelmed them. Here was the dawning of the gospel day. No sooner was the wound given than the remedy was provided and revealed. Here, in the head of the book, as the word is (Heb. 10:7 Then I said, Behold, I have comeIn the volume of the book it is written of MeTo do Your will, O God.
 in the beginning of the Bible, it is written of Christ, that he should do the will of God. By faith in this promise, we have reason to think, our first parents, and the patriarchs before the flood, were justified and saved and to this promise, and the benefit of it, instantly serving God day and night, they hoped to come. Notice is here given them of three things concerning Christ:(1.) His incarnation, that he should be the seed of the woman, the seed of that woman; therefore his genealogy (Luke 3:1-38) goes so high as to show him to be the son of Adam, but God does the woman the honor to call him rather her seed, because she it was whom the devil had beguiled, and on whom Adam had laid the blame; herein God magnifies his grace, in that, though the woman was first in the transgression, yet she shall be saved by child-bearing (as some read it), that is, by the promised seed who shall descend from her, 1 Tim. 2:15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.
He was likewise to be the seed of a woman only, of a virgin, that he might not be tainted with the corruption of our nature; he was sent forth, made of a woman (Gal. 4:4  But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, borna] of a woman, born under the law,
That this promise might be fulfilled. It is a great encouragement to sinners that their Saviour is the seed of the woman, bone of our bone, Heb. 2:11, 14. For both He who a]">[a]sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for whichreason He is not ashamed to call them brethren14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
  Man is therefore sinful and unclean, because he is born of a woman (Job 25:4How then can man be righteous before God?
Or how can he be pure who is born of a woman?
 ), and therefore his days are full of trouble, Job 14:1 Man who is born of woman Is of few days and full of a]">[a]trouble.
 . But the seed of the woman was made sin and a curse for us, so saving us from both. (2.) His sufferings and death, pointed at in Satans bruising his heel, that is, his human nature. Satan tempted Christ in the wilderness, to draw him into sin; and some think it was Satan that terrified Christ in his agony, to drive him to despair. It was the devil that put it into the heart of Judas to betray Christ, of Peter to deny him, of the chief priests to prosecute him, of the false witnesses to accuse him, and of Pilate to condemn him, aiming in all this, by destroying the Saviour, to ruin the salvation; but, on the contrary, it was by death that Christ destroyed him that had the power of death, Heb. 2:14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
Christs heel was bruised when his feet were pierced and nailed to the cross, and Christs sufferings are continued in the sufferings of the saints for his name. The devil tempts them, casts them into prison, persecutes and slays them, and so bruises the heel of Christ, who is afflicted in their afflictions. But, while the heel is bruised on earth, it is well that the head is safe in heaven. (3.) His victory over Satan thereby. Satan had now trampled upon the woman, and insulted over her; but the seed of the woman should be raised up in the fulness of time to avenge her quarrel, and to trample upon him, to spoil him, to lead him captive, and to triumph over him, Col. 2:15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
  He shall bruise his head, that is, he shall destroy all his politics and all his powers, and give a total overthrow to his kingdom and interest. Christ baffled Satans temptations, rescued souls out of his hands, cast him out of the bodies of people, dispossessed the strong man armed, and divided his spoil: by his death, he gave a fatal and incurable blow to the devils kingdom, a wound to the head of this beast, that can never be healed. As his gospel gets ground, Satan falls (Luke 10:18  And He said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
) and is bound, Rev. 20:2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
 And the devils perpetual overthrow will be the complete and everlasting joy and glory of the chosen remnant.
16 To the woman He said: Satan cursed first then the women what a revelation for none of us would be hear without a women and Lord help women to face reality of knowing who they are in order to bring blessing upon our world.
“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.” This is not at all easy for the man needs to see his allegiance to his wife to love, protect and provide for her regardless of the circumstance. 
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.” As a man and a farmer I know the cost of dealing with weeds for if you do not kill them they will certainly kill you. Weed grow daily and are everywhere you go. Lord Help us to see the weeds in our own lives, so we can give them to you to burn. Then we can have peace and goodwill the way You created for us in the beginning of time, just to be of goodwill and peace so we can pray for our enemies.
20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve,[g] because she was the mother of all living.
21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them. Are you wearing the garment of praise our are you wearing anything you want? Look at the way men and women dress and it tells you what kind of person they are working for. Let’s not be sloppy in dress but look like we are ambassador for the King of Kings.
22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. Thank the Lord God is preparing us a perfect place where there will be goodwill and peace for evermore, without us having to work for it, for the price of our redemption is paid in full. We are then going to enjoy the New Heaven and the New Earth forever more.

 By his grace, he treads Satan under his peoples feet (Rom. 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly and will shortly cast him into the lake of fire, Rev. 20:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.


 


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