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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.

Act 2:4-13 Being full!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 17 April 2021

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  Pentecostals Children learn how to receive God’s gift of the Holy Spirit.

Now let’s notice how the people looked at what was happening, for this was going to be a first for God’s chosen people the Jew and the Ordained Gentiles. Matthew Henry comments

Not only the twelve apostles, but all the hundred and twenty disciples were filled with the Holy Ghost alike at this time—all the seventy disciples, who were apostolic men, and employed in the same work, and all the rest too that were to preach the gospel; for it is said expressly (Eph. 4:8, 11), When Christ ascended on high (which refers to this, Acts 2:33), he gave gifts unto men, not only some apostles (such were the twelve), but some prophets and some evangelists (such were many of the seventy disciples, itinerant preachers), and some pastors and teachers settled in particular churches, as we may suppose some of these afterwards were. The all here must refer to the all that were together, Acts 2:1; Acts 1:14, 15. 2. They began to speak with other tongues, besides their native language, though they had never learned any other. They spoke not matters of common conversation, but the word of God, and the praises of his name, as the Spirit gave them utterance, or gave them to speak apophthengesthaiapophthegms, substantial and weighty sayings, worthy to be had in remembrance. It is probable that it was not only one that was enabled to speak one language, and another another (as it was with the several families that were dispersed from Babel), but that every one was enabled to speak divers languages, as he should have occasion to use them. And we may suppose that they understood not only themselves but one another too, which the builders of Babel did not, Gen. 11:7. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one anothers speech.

They did not speak here and there a word of another tongue, or stammer out some broken sentences, but spoke it as readily, properly, and elegantly, as if it had been their mother-tongue; for whatever was produced by miracle was the best of the kind. They spoke not from any previous thought or meditation, but as the Spirit gave them utterance; he furnished them with the matter as well as the language. Now this was, (1.) A very great miracle; it was a miracle upon the mind (and so had most of the nature of a gospel miracle), for in the mind words are framed. They had not only never learned these languages, but had never learned any foreign tongue, which might have facilitated these; nay, for aught that appears, they had never so much as heard these languages spoken, nor had any idea of them. They were neither scholars nor travellers, nor had had any opportunity of learning languages either by books or conversation. Peter indeed was forward enough to speak in his own tongue, but the rest of them were no spokesmen, nor were they quick of apprehension; yet now not only the heart of the rash understands knowledge, but the tongue of the stammerers is ready to speak eloquently, Isa. 32:4. When Moses complained, I am slow of speech, God said, I will be with thy mouth, and Aaron shall be thy spokesman. But he did more for these messengers of his: he that made man’s mouth new-made theirs. (2.) A very proper, needful, and serviceable miracle. The language the disciples spoke was Syriac, a dialect of the Hebrew; so that it was necessary that they should be endued with the gift, for the understanding both of the original Hebrew of the Old Testament, in which it was written, and of the original Greek of the New Testament, in which it was to be written.

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"Lord Empower me"!
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
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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