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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 Dove of the Holy Spirit of God
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 25 June 2021

Have you ever seen a dove fly down and sit on someone? I have never witnessed this myself, although I have seen pigeons land on someone, usually for food!
 The Spirit did not look like a dove; He is described as coming like a dove. What was on John’s mind when he wrote this account? 
 
Doves are very timid and skittish. By that, I mean that the slightest thing scares them off. Any sudden noises, any quick movement and they are gone. When we become believers and the Spirit comes to live in us, He remains upon the Christian for the rest of eternity as long as we abide in the vine; Jesus. He will never leave us. But the presence of the Spirit on us can be easily grieved to the extent that we lose something of the intimacy with the Spirit when we disobey Him. The presence of the Holy Spirit, called the anointing by John the apostle, will remain with us: (1 John 2:27).  “As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him”  The presence of the Spirit must be guarded as a sacred trust and nurtured by quick repentance. We need to be quick to repent and forsake any sin if we want intimacy with Christ and have the Spirit remain on us. The Spirit descended and remained upon Jesus, which means that He was at home as He rested upon the Lord. 
 
R.T. Kendall explains it this way in his book entitled, The Sensitivity of the Spirit:
 
That the Holy Spirit descended and remained on Jesus tells us as much about Jesus as it does about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was at home with Jesus. They were mutually adjusted to each other. Jesus carried no bitterness or hate, no grudges, panic or spirit of vindictiveness to drive away the gentle Spirit. Described by Matthew as “gentle and humble in heart,” Jesus did not quarrel or cry out (Matthew 11:29), and "a bruised reed he will not break" (Matt. 11:20). He was always ready to restore a person's faith and never struck out to hurt another.[2]
 
The apostle Paul instructed us: “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30). The Holy Spirit has feelings, and we can hurt His feelings when we grieve Him by the things we do. The Greek word translated “grieve” (lupeo) comes from lupee, which means “pain” or “sorrow.” It is the opposite of joy. 
 
We know from the apostle Paul that the Holy Spirit can also be quenched. In Paul’s words, “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire” (1Thessalonians 5:19). The words put out are translated from the Greek word sbennumi, which means, “to quench.” “In the ancient Greek world, it generally referred to extinguishing a fire or putting out burning objects. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came to the people gathered in the Upper Room as what seemed to be “tongues of fire” (Acts 2:3). Paul’s warning not to quench the Spirit can only mean that the Spirit’s fire can be put out.”
 
Listening to the Spirit’s impressions and being obedient to the Lord are the keys to walking and keeping in step with the Spirit as we walk through this world. Jesus made this clear in this passage to the disciples:
 (John 14:23-24).
23Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me 
 
We must make an effort to not only know Christ's teaching, but to also walk in obedience to what we learn. The Lord says that this is the proof that you are a Christian; that you obey what Jesus taught. He is looking for God lovers. Those who are in a love relationship with Jesus Christ are those who obey His teaching, not only when men’s eyes are on you, but also when nobody’s eyes are on you, but God’s alone. The more you are obedient to the Spirit at a heart level, the more of the Spirit’s power will flow through you. To walk in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-18) is to live in such a way that you agree with the Holy Spirit in walking out our lives in Him. Like an army battalion marching, we need to keep close to one another and keep in step as we march in tune with the Spirit. When you get out of step with the Holy Spirit, be quick to repent and change your attitude and actions so that you can quickly get back in step with Him and walk in His ways. If you keep yourself in step with the Word of God and the Spirit of God, the presence of God will be with you and in you. The Spirit's presence will be apparent to those around you.
 
The Prince of this World
 
Jesus then continued to prepare them for the time ahead of them by saying:
 
I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me (John 14:30).
 
Who is the Prince of this world? And what does Jesus mean by saying, “He has no hold over me?”
 
Every time we sin, we are opening the door a little bit more for the enemy to make inroads into our character to influence us toward doing his will. With Jesus, it was completely different. He never gave the enemy any opportunity to get so much as a toe in the door of His life. Jesus was saying, "He has nothing on me." The testimony of those who knew Christ best was that He was perfect in every way, and that He never sinned (1 Peter 2:22). Only by being sinless could He be the perfect innocent sacrifice for sin and take our place for us and as us. We must close the door to the enemy having any hold in our life. Do not give him any access to your life. This is What the apostle John taught “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Only the blood of Jesus cleanses us from our sin.

 

 

Dad!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 18 June 2021

We all follow a legacy Passed down to us from our dads who have a unique role as Fathers. Father day started by a horrible Accident July 5 1908 when 310 men s died in a mishap at Fairmont West Virginian it left 1,000 of children without a dad. So a Pastors daughter Grace Golden Clayton suggested a Sunday Service in memory of all the men who died in the accident. A few years later another women, Sonora Smart Dodd from the Ministerial Association from Spokane WA started Father’s day in honor of her Father, a Civil War veteran who bought up six children as a single parent. Father day did not gain popularity in the US until several decades later when President Richard Nixon signed a declaration in 1972 making it an annual celebration on the third Sunday of June.
What a blessing to have a Dad that loved the Lord and wanted the best for his kids 3 boys and one daughter. Dad loved people and did all he could to encourage us as he help mom teach us  the way, truth and life found in worshiping and reverencing the Lord  as Deuteronomy 6: 7 says You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. There was never a time in our home when dad and mom were arguing or not enjoying family.  We knew what it was like being train to do what was right as Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Everyone of us keep growing in the way of the Lord for we respected our parents and loved the God they showed in our home. We used to practice having Church in our home when we got a little older and had special music and even took an offering. We were punished for lying, cheating, stealing and swearing, and even for bad attitudes and behavior. Mom and Dad both had good attitudes about who they were and what they did.
Dad provided for us all as 2 Corinthian’s 12:14 talks about 14 Now for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be burdensome to you; for I do not seek yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. Dad help his cousin out farming 40 Acres on Tescumcey Road for a couple of years and we went to White Swan Grade School riding in a bus setting side ways then we moved to another 40 Acres on Marble Road where I graduated from and Anna Lee was born now we have a sister. Dad also worked for the Sanitarium in Selah and it is now a rehab Mental Health center. Then he worked for the White Swan High School as a Janitor and here is what Frank Welch Said at Dad Retirement.So Dad was a Nurturer as Ephesians 6:4 talks about And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Dad was a very serious person and you could here Him for miles  when he yelled at you out in the filed. I was driving the tractor when Dad was on the Potato planter and he each down to work on. Something caught in the picks of the planter when he had is thumb cut off. I stopped and sure enough the trumb was laying on the ground we clean it off and headed for the Doctor. In Wapato He tanked dad for bringing it in and he stitched it back on and it healed just as through nothing happen. He was the same way in Discipling us for we knew we had it coming that is a switch not a board or belt but a swat on the seat. Not the shoulder or other parts of the body but the fleshly seat that lift no burses. Dad was a gentle men and had a reason for doing what he wanted to do.
Dad was in control as 1 Timothy 3:4 talks about one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence Never did I see Dad out of control for he know how to be angry and sin not was he a perfect person no but he tried to do what was right. When my Sister worked in Seattle for Bud Tutmark he ask what does you dad do. She said he is a super doper sweeper at the School I went to. 
Dad loved God his wife and family as Titus 2:4 tells us men to do that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. Dad loved us all and we all felt good about who we were as a family for we played, hiked, ate and took drives that we very pleasant. Dad loved show off out State and was proud of who we were as Campfield. Yes Mom said to us boys and our sister Pray for Dad he is smoking and not in front of you but God sees and I am concerned, We prayed and Dad stopped and we thanked the Lord this was while he knew better but fell for the temptation.  Thank the Lord for God love that was talked about and seen manifested In our home we where not perfect but worked at becoming more and more like the Lord. 
It is amazing we never saw mom and dad fight and argue in front of us I know they were Ambassadors for the kingdom of God. I know my older brother Ellis, I and Lowell and our Sister Anna Lee wanted Gods blessing upon our lives. We all are married and found the Lord ahead of all our lives and we are still enjoying the fellowship of being together as we talk about the experience we had as kids in the Campfield Family. We have a ancestry that goes back to 1010 in Essex’s England  under the Reign of the Constant nobles who were religious forceful people and we came to the United State in its beginning just to escape the dictorial rule of the Church.  So this Father’s day, I hope you can experience the Love of the Lord and you let Him teach you, train and provide. You as He nurtures and control your life to be what He created you to be.
 
 

Operating in the True Holy Spirit
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Thursday, 10 June 2021

I like what God wants to do in the lives of all God Chosen as we attend our Church that want the Holy Spirit empowerment!

Here's What the Church Must Do to Operate in True Holy Spirit Power
BERT FARIAS
(Unsplash)
After a word of knowledge concerning a woman who was heavily oppressed mentally and physically, the Holy Spirit said, "It takes the faith of a corporate body to lift up such ones who are heavily oppressed. Even the angels participate in aiding such a one for it is the source of great power."
"Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents" (Luke 15:10, NKJV).
I know this verse applies to a sinner who comes to repentance, but the principle speaks volumes to us concerning the importance of the one, and the faith and agreement of the local body to aid the suffering one, or even unbelievers who may be in our midst.
"But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you. How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification" (1 Cor. 14:24-26, author's emphasis).
The local body needs to have a revelation of how heaven moves for the one.
When a church comes into agreement for any member of the body who is sick, oppressed or going through a severe trial, it becomes a great source of power for them.
Other Examples of Corporate Faith and Power
My wife was remembering when a man with a mask appeared through a window outside of the place where she worked at as a single woman many years ago. This frightened her and fear gripped her. She went to the local assembly and asked for prayer, and one of the pastors led the congregation in proclaiming the protection of Psalm 91 over her. It created such a force in the realm of the Spirit for Carolyn that she was able to go back to work without any fear.
We had returned from some meetings in one city where corporate prayer was made on behalf of the pastor's wife. Her life appeared to be in disarray. Her business and health seemed to be failing. Fear and discouragement were setting in. Corporate prayer and power were released for her in the assembly. Love and encouragement were given. Soon God began to move on her behalf and manifested answers to her needs.
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