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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.

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Friday, 12 March 2021

Acts 1 is a history of the narrative of the acts of the apostles as they experience the life of the Lord in their mist. They proved Jesus was alive and lived before them as a representative of God love, mercy and grace. It was with a lot of feeling that they saw Him tried and found to be a blasphemer, for they thought he was going to reign and rule. But he did not instead, allowed Himself to be crucified at the hands of governmental power Rome. He was taken from the cross and buried in a tomb and after three day rose again and appeared to the people for 40 days continuing His ministry. What a story that God was giving to the word for His Son was getting ready to reveal the Holy Spirit that was going to enable the Church to be the Church of the redeemed! They witnessed the death of Judas and the electing of Matthias and now they getting ready to experience the greatest miracle of all times.
The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which [a]He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many [b]infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
The Holy Spirit Promised
·       And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 
Here we are seeing Theophilus spoken of and he was dedicated as a pupil who was excellent in wanting Gods best for His life, as he was committed to the LordS will and ways. He was called by Luke, one that excelled in his relationship to God and wanted us to know how important we all are to the Lord. God sent His Son Jesus, so everyone of Hs creation could receive empowerment for service in the Kingdom of Gods battling the forces of this world. The Gospel here is called the former treaties, which He had made perfect, so we can work at being perfected in the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. May we never forget we are building upon the solid rock that God began with the Law, now Grace is beginning to show us how to labor for our good, as we study and accept all the Lord has for us today, as we built upon the solid foundation. You and I can’t improve what God has begun, what we have to do is accept what God has provided to us all to achieve our potential.
The Lord taught and did what He taught, so He is our example of how then shall we live? He was empowered by the Holy Spirit and wants His Church to be empowered by the Holy Spirit, so we may continue on bringing good news to our world. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were gifted by the Holy Spirit, before the Holy Spirit was poured out upon all in the upper room. Jesus is getting ready to give the Church the added benefit of His Holly Spirit, as He is getting ready to go up into heaven. The truth is explained here in the 3rd verse to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many [b]infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. Mark says, in 16:19 the Lord being received up into heaven as does Like 24:51. The Lord continued to teach to the last till He was taken up to seat at the right Hand of God to intercede for us all!
Jesus revealed Himself alive, He had proof he was infallible, He walked and talked with them, He ate and drank with them, He showed his hands and feet and His side which was the greatest proof, so all sorrow could be done away with. 40 days is a long time to condescend and show compassion as our High Priest, showing he felt for them and us yet today.
Here He is finishing His work and ready to breath on them to open their eyes to believe and receive the work they were commanded to do, as servants of the Kingdom of Gods. He gave them commandments from the Holy Spirit, which He Himself fulfilled to go and preach the things pertained to the Kingdom of Gods. He gave them a general idea of that Kingdom and the time it should be set up in this world. The nature of the Holy Spirit was the kingdom of Grace being ushered in and glory of Gods covenant of love and justice for all.
Jesus wants to prepare us to receive the Holy Spirit we were designed for, He tells them in secret what they must do. He did not entertain them with politics or the Kingdom of Men, or the philosophy, or the Kingdom of nature, but pure divinity and the Kingdom of Grace. Here He was getting ready to leave them, but wanted them to experience the personal presence of the Holy Spirit that would never leave them.

Why Every Single Christian Needs the Holt Spirit!
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Friday, 05 March 2021

I am so thankful that God as used others in presenting the good news of what God is doing in our lives and John Burton message here is so good I want everyone to be blest in Why Every Single Christian Needs the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
6:00AM EDT 5/22/2019 JOHN BURTON

Either the extreme activity of the Holy Spirit is critical to every Christian, or it is not.
I've resisted writing this article for a long time, as there doesn't seem to be a way around causing a schism, or at least provoking people to pick a side. Then again, maybe this is just what we need—an honest evaluation of the value and purpose of allowing the Holy Spirit to be fully free in our lives and in our churches.
Is the movement of the Holy Spirit vital to our success as Christians? Or, can we choose to tone down the manifestations due to personal discomfort or outright disagreement over how appropriate it is?
Amazing Cessationists
One of the reasons writing this article is such a struggle is because of how many truly amazing, godly and humble men and women of God there are who don't affirm the gifts of the Spirit. Additionally, there are many others who affirm the gifts and activity of the Holy Spirit, but don't emphasize them or give room for them in the church. In fact there are many "Spirit-filled" churches today that are sadly restrictive of the Holy Spirit. Yet, I've met so many of these pastors and leaders, and they are remarkable people.
I'm continually humbled by people like this who are lovers of God, faithful givers, students of the Word, brilliant leaders in the church and who possess truly tender hearts toward people. You won't find any praying in tongues, deliverance of demons, mention of dreams and visions or supernatural manifestations in their ministry. However, they are feeding the poor, visiting prisoners, giving to the needy, standing for righteousness, preaching with conviction and loving those God brings across their path.
There are those who would argue that people who discount or minimize the gifts and workings of the Holy Spirit are not saved at all. While I personally feel this is a serious issue, I could never jump to such an extreme conclusion. However ...
Baptism in the Holy Spirit Is Critical for All
I must admit my spirit is grieved terribly when Christians attempt to shut the Holy Spirit and his workings away.
I recently heard someone raise the question as to why the activity of the Holy Spirit is even necessary today. He argued that if we focus on the basics, on salvation and preaching the gospel, that is more than sufficient. He wondered out loud, "Just what else is necessary?"
He felt the outward expressions, the loud groans of intercession, tongues, deliverance of demons and other manifestations were hindrances to the advance of the gospel. I do understand why he has arrived at his position. There are too many people acting out in bizarre, emotional and strangely spiritual manners while excusing it away as the activity of the Holy Spirit. While I fully embrace the truth that it will become supernaturally intense and even quite messy when God invades a people and a church in great power, too often, overly zealous people are getting a little nutty when the power really isn't there. Their passion can get the best of them and, for better or worse, it turns a lot of people away from such theatrics.
With all of this in mind, I must clearly reveal the core of my heart and my position on this matter:
Those who dismiss, reject, minimize or tone down the gifts and activity of the Holy Spirit due to discomfort or theological position are at great risk of rejecting God himself—and encouraging others to do the same.
Yes, the baptism in the Holy Spirit which results in a remarkable life of power, praying in unknown tongues, experiencing the supernatural realm and living a prophetic life is critical, not simply optional, for all.

Benefits of Abiding in Gods love, mercy and grace.
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Friday, 26 February 2021

John 15:26-27
26 But when the [c]Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
Matthew Henry commentary gives this account about these verses.
Christ having spoken of the great opposition which his gospel was likely to meet with in the world, and the hardships that would be put upon the preachers of it, lest any should fear that they and it would be run down by that violent torrent, he here intimates to all those that were well-wishers to his cause and interest what effectual provision was made for supporting it, both by the principal testimony of the Spirit (John 15:26), and the subordinate testimony of the apostles (John 15:27), and testimonies are the proper supports of truth.
I. It is here promised that the blessed Spirit shall maintain the cause of Christ in the world, notwithstanding the opposition it should meet with. Christ, when he was reviled, committed his injured cause to his Father, and did not lose by his silence, for the Comforter came, pleaded it powerfully, and carried it triumphantly. When the Comforter or Advocate is come, who proceedeth from the Father, and whom I will send to supply the want of my bodily presence, he shall testify of me against those that hate me without cause. We have more in John 15:26 concerning the Holy Ghost than in any one verse besides in the Bible; and, being baptized into his name, we are concerned to acquaint ourselves with him as far as he is revealed.
1. Here is an account of him in his essence, or subsistence rather. He is the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father. Here, (1.) He is spoken of as a distinct person; not a quality or property, but a person under the proper name of a Spirit, and proper title of the Spirit of truth, a title fitly given him where he is brought in testifying. (2.) As a divine person, that proceedeth from the Father, by out-goings that were of old, from everlastingThe spirit or breath of man, called the breath of life, proceeds from the man, and by it modified he delivers his mind, by it invigorated he sometimes exerts his strength to blow out what he would extinguish, and blow up what he would excite. Thus the blessed Spirit is the emanation of divine light, and the energy of divine power. The rays of the sun, by which it dispenses and diffuses its light, heat, and influence, proceed from the sun, and yet are one with it. The Nicene Creed says, The Spirit proceedeth from the Father and the Son, for he is called the Spirit of the Son, Gal. 4:6. And the Son is here said to send him. The Greek church chose rather to say, from the Father by the Son.
2. In his mission. (1.) He will come in a more plentiful effusion of his gifts, graces, and powers, than had ever yet been. Christ had been long the ho erchomenoshe that should come; now the blessed Spirit is so. (2.) I will send him to you from the Father. He had said (John 14:16), I will pray the Father, and he shall send you the Comforter, which bespeaks the Spirit to be the fruit of the intercession Christ makes within the veil: here he says, I will send him, which bespeaks him to be the fruit of his dominion within the veil. The Spirit was sent, [1.] By Christ as Mediator, now ascended on high to give gifts unto men, and all power being given to him. [2.] From the FatherNot only from heaven, my Fathers house (the Spirit was given in a sound from heaven, Acts 2:2), but according to my Fathers will and appointment, and with his concurring power and authority. [3.] To the apostles to instruct them in their preaching, enable them for working, and carry them through their sufferings. He was given to them and their successors, both in Christianity and in the ministry; to them and their seed, and their seeds seed, according to that promise, Isa. 59:2121 As for Me, says the Lordthis is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants descendants, says the Lord,from this time and forevermore.
3. In his office and operations, which are two:(1.) One implied in the title given to him; he is the Comforter, or Advocate. An advocate for Christ, to maintain his cause against the worlds infidelity, a comforter to the saints against the worlds hatred. (2.) Another expressed: He shall testify of me. He is not only an advocate, but a witness for Jesus Christ; he is one of the three that bear record in heaven, and the first of the three that bear witness on earth. 1 John 5:7, 8

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