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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.

Don't fall away or be deceived!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 20 August 2021

A massive falling away from the faith will be a mark of churches devoid of supernatural power.
Matthew 24:4-13
New King James Version
And Jesus answered and said to them: ďTake heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ĎI am the Christ,í and will deceive many.And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for [a]all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, [b]pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
ďThen they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My nameís sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
 
It's time for a dramatic shift from seeker-sensitive churches to remnant-sensitive churches in our nation. There is an army of supernaturally minded followers of Jesus looking for their tribe, and there are few churches that pass the test. Revelation 7:9
A Multitude from the Great Tribulation
After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
All that is natural or done in human power isn't bad by default. Mankind, whether Christian or not, can do much good simply by, well, doing good. We can feed the hungry, serve sacrificially, give extravagantly, smile, hug, encourage, befriend and do much good for mankind.
In the church realm we can pray for the sick, visit shut-ins, teach the Bible, pass out gospel tracts, attend small groups and much more that doesn't necessarily require the power of God to accomplish. Of course, when we add God's power to any of the above, the impact is dramatically different.
Naturally Driven Churches Abound
When church-shopping, if people were honest, they would commonly admit they are looking for a variety of things. Topping the lists of many in search of a new church home are good children's and youth ministries, dynamic and skillful worship, excellent teaching, the ability to develop new relationships and a welcoming environment.
In fact, church growth strategies tend to be natural versus supernatural as they focus on how we can meet the demands of the customers (current and potential church members). An article on the Smart Church Management website titled 7 Keys to Church Growth zeroes in on what is humanly achievable. 1. Know where the Church is going. 2. Create an inviting atmosphere. 3. Create a welcoming Spirit. 4. Care for Church members.  5. Provide opportunities to serve. 6.  Proper managing of finances 7. Enjoying the ride. Again, all that is humanly possible isn't unbiblical or inappropriate. Natural methods, secular strategies and ideals found in the business world can, at times, be applied in the spiritual world.
Some of the keys to church growth mentioned  include creating an inviting atmosphere, creating a welcoming experience, care for church members and providing opportunities to serve. There's not a thing wrong with any of this, except that what matters most wasn't mentioned. Nurturing the supernatural manifestation of the presence of God didn't make the list.
Naturally driven churches abound from coast to coast in this nation. You'll hear a lot about great coffee, vibrant community and programs for the entire family. In fact, many err on the side of caution by downplaying the supernatural. The risk of alienating visitors or conservative members is too high to allow it. Tragically, the risk of alienating God isn't often considered.
Crisis Will Overwhelm the Naturally Minded
You'll know a supernatural church when crisis hits. Supernaturally driven believers will respond radically differently to crisis than those who aren't living, walking, praying and governing in the Spirit. Without developing a history in God that's marked by fervent intercession, intense devotion, great faith and openness to the moving of the Holy Spirit, people will default to what makes sense in the natural realm.
Without a supernatural mindset, it will be impossible to respond to crisis as God intends. Natural strategies won't work. Panic will set in. Fear will dominate.
This will be followed up by lost faith and angry fists raised to heaven. A failure to live in the otherworldly, supernatural place of signs, wonders and miracles will result in a devastating lack of spiritual tools in people's toolbelts when they are most needed.
The church's failure to equip people in the Holy Spirit is more eternally costly than we can imagine. Satan is raging, and there is no natural response that will slow him down. A powerless church births powerless Christians who are primed to be easily devoured by the hounds of hell.
The Demise of the Seeker-Sensitive Church
If we put on our marketing hats, it makes sense to target the largest segment of society. Coke, Nike, Disney and other companies want their products or services enjoyed by as many people as possible. Pastors want people in the seats. The quickest way to make that happen, one would presume, is to target the largest segment of those who are most prone to visit. Seekers are everywhere and some will show up on Sunday morning if the services are welcoming, comfortable and definitely not weird. Eliminate the supernatural and they may come.


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Pastors Concerns 8.13.21
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 13 August 2021


Pastors Concerns 8.10.21
Racism is a Pandemic who cares?
We all have thoughts on 1. Reparationís, Righteousness,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Critical Race theory and Justice.
Racism is basically evil. Letís not be sold out to liberalism. How do we get our behavior and attitudes as Christians? Are we advancing the cause of Christ? Do we want law and order with justice for all?
Can you explain exactly what you mean by critical race theory? Can everyone have different views and still respect one another? 
Letís state exactly what we mean and where we stand as lovers of the Word of God. We need to denounce Americas past racist sins. We will work against it today and repent by turning around and going the opposite direction to love others now. Letís not be racist, but repent and move on caring about what is happening that is not right.
Letís face reality that we are going through devasting wars, evil wars world war 1 and 2, Vietnam, Korea, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and seeing Israel defending itself.   We are seeing people bound and addicted to slavery of drug, alcohols, sex, and selfishness that is preventing freedom and security of Justice for all! We are seeing bitterness in every area of society that we do not like and it can only be replaced by love of God and loving one another that we can get better and better.
Are we ready for change No? We are lawless doing whatever we want, in education, business practices, Government and even religious institutions.
Letís sand up for Righteousness by Sacrificial actions and behavior family homes restored and education teaching morality by training how to achieve their potential. Letís accept the Holy Spirit to guide and lead us into victory again and again as we abide in the vine; Jesus as John 15 lets us know to do.
Today 80% of Americans feel cancel culture is totally wrong. The Body of Christ is big and we are the family that cheers one another to become like the Lord. We canít lose heart in doing Gods will. We look to the future with Godís will empowering is and not our or mans ability. We need to thank the Lord for the ability to teach Godliness in our homes. That is discipline in deeds and action, having behavior and attitudes change according to Gods will.
President Donald Trump knew how to push people buttons. He wanted to do what was right, but right was not needed, or wanted by the new cult of new leaders. He certainly was the focal point of the news coverage. 
People were irrational in their support, so it was like a cult following him. A derangement syndrome, but yet not deranged for the truth seems to now be strange. The more the news lied about him the more followers cursed fake news and the more they fought for who would be in control Biden or Trump. 
The more the media demonized Trump, and that is people exaggerated unstoppable, irresponsible ways, not simple critical of his very real feelings, the more the followers felt demonized. After all he was Hitler and they were the Nazis. Even now deplorables over night become a badge of honor a mark of distinction, like George Floyd not listening to the cops, but rebelling against authority fighting justice itself. 
CNN linked President Trump to Jim Jones and his followers, 900 who were forced to partake in suicide by a person.
Look at what happen January 6th and the mass confusion that lead to riots in WDC. Social Media took us in to the arena of a lie. Saying Trumps speech was what caused such behavior? How does that make you feel? Was it Trump or was it the Master deceiver Satan who caused people to rebel against the truth? 
How does you body react when we spend time with God. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as [a]by the Spirit of the Lord.
Do you see the simple truth of the Bible and it significant key to our biochemistry? We become a coherent and oxytocin is released. We move out of being a deceived mentality, out of fight to flight and into a brain wave that enables a creative state. Our immune system is boasted and the expression of ours changes to wanting to become willing in the long run to lust for evil.
When We long to be in His presence, we turn away from our past defaults and focus on Christ as the one we worship, reverence, have faith and hope in to change becoming more like the Lord.
Our future is in Christ developing within us a love for abiding in the vine; Jesus, so we can produce Good will and peace to all as John 15 show us to do. 
Then Romans 12: 1-2  I beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
We are Christs and Christ is in all, what we do and say when we abide in Him doing His will. Your root system is abiding in God. Note Psalm 8:4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit[a] him? 
Who do out think you are? David said, 5th For You have made him a little lower than [a]the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxenó
Even the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air,
And the fish of the sea
That pass through the paths of the seas.
Love is given, is given not earned. God loves us. He crowns us with glory and honor. Love allowed Him to take our sin, heal the sick, set us free from the traps of addiction of lusting for sin. Love is not that we love God, He loves us and gave His Son Jesus to give to all redemption and freedom over sins. 1 John 4: 7-10  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

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How Can I get to Know God Better!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 06 August 2021

This is how I feel about getting to know God better as well and S Michael Houdmann did a very good job expressing himself that I want to share with you all! We shared this at Bible Study 8.4.2021

How can I get to know God better?
 
  S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Everyone knows that God exists. "God has made it plain" that He is real, "for since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse" (Romans 1:19-20). Some try to suppress the knowledge of God; most try to add to it. The Christian has a deep desire to know God better (Psalm 25:4).
 In John 3 we read about a man who clearly wanted to know God better and who became more studied than most in the things of God. His name was Nicodemus, and he was a Pharisee, a ruler of the Jews. This Nicodemus knew that Jesus had come from God, and he was truly curious to learn more about Jesus. Jesus patiently explained to Nicodemus how he must be born again (verses 3-15). In order to know God better, Nicodemus had come to the right person-"In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form" (Colossians 2:9). Jesus is indeed the Word of God made flesh (John 1:14). Jesus revealed God through His words and works. He even said that no one comes to the Father but by Him (John 14:6). If you want to know who God is, look at Jesus.
 So, we must start with faith. The first step in knowing God better is to know Jesus Christ, who was sent from God (John 6:38). Once we are born again by the power of the Holy Spirit, we can truly begin to learn about God, His character, and His will. "The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God" (1 Corinthians 2:10). By contrast, "the person without the Spirit . . . cannot understand [the things of God] because they are discerned only through the Spirit" (verse 14). There is a difference between the "natural" man and the "spiritual" man.
 Romans 10:17 says, "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ." It cannot be emphasized enough how the study of God's Word, the Bible, is paramount to knowing God better. We must, "like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it [we] may grow up in [our] salvation, now that [we] have tasted that the Lord is good" (1 Peter 2:2-3). God's Word should be our "delight" (Psalm 119:1624).
 Those who are learning more about God are also those who obey the command to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Born-again believers always have the Holy Spirit, but Ephesians 5:15-21 teaches us to walk in the Spirit and surrender to His will.
 Prayer is also an important part of knowing God better. As we pray, we praise God for His character and for what He has done. We spend time with Him, relying on His power and allowing the Spirit to intercede for us "through wordless groans" (Romans 8:26).
 Also consider that one can get to know God better by fellowshipping with other believers. The Christian life was not meant to be lived alone. We learn more about God through the preaching of God's Word and the godly counsel of those who walk with Him. Make the most of your church experience, get involved, do small-group Bible study, go witnessing with fellow believers. Just like a log ablaze on the hearth soon goes out when it is removed and placed aside, so we will lose our fervor for God if we do not fellowship with other believers. But put the log back into the fire with the other logs, and it will burn brightly again.
 To summarize how to get to know God better: 1) Accept Christ as your Savior. 2) Read His WordÖit is alive (Hebrews 4:12). 3) On an on-going basis, be filled with the Holy Spirit. 4) Seek the Lord through prayer. 5) Fellowship and live out your life with the saints (Hebrews 10:25).
 

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