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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.

"Lord Empower me"!
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Friday, 09 April 2021

Acts 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all [a]with one accord in one place. Thank the Lord for the fact that Jesus death bought to us a new life, a life that was full of deliverances from evil deeds, miracle of seeing the dead come to life, seeing 1,000 of people feed with five loaves and two fish. Seeing the stormy winds cease. Walking on water, seeing people blind, able to see. Seeing Governmental power have to give way to Jesus’s love. Having the ability to rise from the grave as He had completed His mission to give new life to His followers who were hiding, not yet ministering to people but powerless. 
So here are people gathered together at the request of Jesus to celebrate the Passover from Bondage to liberty to a new dimension for remembering God is in control, regardless of how bad the bondages may be. It was 5,000 years ago God delivered the Hebrew people the Jews out of bondage. Today is the last day of the week and; a new day dawning to awaken us to work for the Kingdom of God as Ambassadors for the Kingdom of God. The people all needed to be sanctified, or bought back to reality for their imaginations where shot. 
Here He is risen from the dead and appears 40 days alive. He had a body yet the body was transfigured, pure and whole, but a spirit that is alive to quicken us to become alive for Christ at all times.  Lord may we be shocked to death by what You’re doing in our world today?  Are we not living in a world that is bound by sins that are destroying civilizations and even right here in our Valley, look at the results of sins lust for addictions of doing it my way, not Gods way. We are seeing people worship idols, like movie stars, alcohol, drugs, sex, animals everything but God who created us all for goodwill and peace!
 Here the Disciples all had fled and were incapacitated soon to be set free to preach with the anointing of the Spirit of God, that was about to be revealed to them during this solemn feast where people where gathered in Jerusalem from all parts of the country and even proselytes from other countries, which made this a public event, or happening. It is so wonderful to know that God is never asleep for He is in control at all times. Here he had shown Himself after His Resurrection 40 days and is here giving life to the Church that is still affecting millions of people today.
Notice they were all with one accord, knowing something great was about to happen. It was the Temple at Jerusalem where they celebrated and now here in the upper room maybe even where Jesus celebrated His last supper with the Disciples just before His death, He ate and had communion with the Disciples. Now they were going to experience a communion with the fire of the Holy Spirit, never seen before, as the grace of God is given to enable us for service.. The old Testament said in Isaiah 2:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
Many people shall come and say,
“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
He will teach us His ways,
And we shall walk in His paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
 It was Jerusalem the capital of the governmental rule where all meet in a room to just seek the Lords favor, they loved the Lord and are here to show that love, sitting aside all doubts and instead looking forward to another miracle. God is about to usher in Grace, in giving the gift of the Holy Spirit to move upon the waters of turbulence, to bring order with one accord, as people came to honor the Lord that allowed them to be a blessing, regardless of the storms of life we find ourselves in. We are living in a time when we need to be full of the Spirit of God, to know right from wrong, for we are seeing right wrong and wrong right. This is causing a lot of dissention and people are confused. The Holy Spirit is needed to give us the assurance all is going to be ok for God is at the controls and knows how to reign us in. Let’s read from Acts 2


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Do you have the Spirit of Gods empowerment over Sin?
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 27 March 2021

The Upper Room Prayer Meeting
·       12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey. 13 And when they had entered, they went up into the upper room where they were staying: Peter, James, John, and Andrew; Philip and Thomas; Bartholomew and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot; and Judas the son of James. 14 These all continued with one [d]accord in prayer [e]and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.  Here they are now back in Jerusalem the city where Christ was tried and found to be a blasphemer. This is also where the Mt of olives was cleaved in two. And the Robe was split into from top to bottom, showing the Lord was getting ready to start a new Kingdom on earth.
So, they the Disciples and Mary the Mother of the Lord and other believers such as the 70 Apostle are gathered in the upper room a private house where the Lord served communion at Passover. So, we see 120 gathered to wait upon the Lord giving themselves to praying. They were in trouble as sheep among wolves, so were in need of help to silence all cares and fears. They are now faced with great work without the presence of Jesus who really bore most of the burdens. Remember Christ prayed for them, now they are praying to God for His Spirit He promised them.
They remember The Spirit descended upon our Saviour when he was praying, Luke 3:21 When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened.
When we gather in His name we come in a bend or frame work of receiving from the Lord His quickening and empowerment to be what He created us to be as they continued in prayer. How long we do not know, but until the Lord intervenes and they do not faint and give up. When we are needing relief, we do not care about time, but continue to praise the Lord for what He is doing now. We know his grace and mercy are going to minister to us as we are in one accord in holy Love. No quarreling no discord but united in purpose. 
 Matthias Chosen
15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the [f]disciples (altogether the number of names was about a hundred and twenty), and said, 16 “Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus; 17 for he was numbered with us and obtained a part in this ministry.”
18 (Now this man purchased a field with the [g]wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his [h]entrails gushed out. 19 And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem; so that field is called in their own language, Akel Dama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms: ‘Let his dwelling place be [i]desolate,
And let no one live in it’;
And let no one live in it’; and, ‘Let another take his [j]office.’21 “Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.”23 And they proposed two: Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen 25 to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.” 26 And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
The sin of Judas was not only shame and ruin, but left a vacancy among the number of Apostles. 12 was the number of Tribes in Israel as they were also the 12 Stars and crowns Of Rev. 12:1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.


 

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ACTS OF THE HOLY SPIRT
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 19 March 2021

Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be [c]witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Jesus Ascends to Heaven
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
Here they are in in Galilee asking to go to Jerusalem and they obey, but first they are cheerfully together to be the witnesses of His ascension. Lord are you going to restore again the Kingdom of Israel? They thought for sure God was going to have the last say and was going to rule from here on out Rome. 
1. “Surely thou wilt not at all restore it to the present rulers of Israel, the chief priests and the elders, that put thee to death, and, to compass that design, tamely gave up the kingdom to Caesar, and owned themselves his subjects. What! Shall those that hate and persecute thee and us be trusted with power? This be far from thee.” Or rather,
2. “Surely thou wilt now restore it to the Jewish nation, as far as it will submit to thee as their king.” Now two things were amiss in this question:—They thought Christ would restore the kingdom to Israel, that is, that he would make the nation of the Jews as great and considerable among the nations as it was in the days of David and Solomon, of Asa and Jehoshaphat; that, as Shiloh, he would restore the sceptre to Judah, and the lawgiver; whereas Christ came to set up his own kingdom, and that a kingdom of heaven, not to restore the kingdom to Israel, an earthly kingdom. [1.] How apt even good men are to place the happiness of the church too much, in external pomp and power; as if Israel could not be glorious unless the kingdom were restored to it, nor Christ’s disciples honored unless they were peers of the realm; whereas we are told to expect the cross in this world, and to wait for the kingdom in the other world. How hard it is to get over the prejudices of education. The disciples, having sucked in this notion with their milk that the Messiah was to be a temporal prince, were long before they could be brought to have any idea of his kingdom as spiritual. [3.] How naturally we are biassed in favour of our own people. They thought God would have no kingdom in the world unless it were restored to Israel; whereas the kingdoms of this world were to become his, in whom he would be glorified, whether Israel should sink or swim. [4.] How apt we are to misunderstand scripture—to understand that literally which is spoken figuratively, and to expound scripture by our schemes, whereas we ought to form our schemes by the scriptures. But, when the Spirit shall be poured out from on high, our mistakes will be rectified, as the apostles’ soon after were.
Lord, wilt thou do it at this time? They were really excited for now they were going to be a part of those who rule.  They wanted God to show his majesty as He was doing now. 
But Christ gave an answer to this question, like that which he had a little before given to Peter’s enquiry concerning John, What is that to thee? Acts 1:7; It is not for you to know the times and seasons. He does not contradict their expectation that the kingdom would be restored to Israel, because that mistake would soon be rectified by the pouring out of the Spirit, after which they never had any more thoughts of the temporal kingdom; and also because there is a sense of the expectation which is true, the setting up of the gospel kingdom in the world; and their mistake of the promise shall not make it of no effect; but he checks their enquiry after the time.


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