BREAKING SOUL TIES BY TRUSTING GOD NOT BY EMOTION OR FEELINGS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Life is strange sometimes. You may be doing the best you can, and life throws you a curve here and there. Or maybe it is the enemy, trying to distract you.

Something to consider. Something to be on guard with. But I had a thought, because well I am in a situation right now, where, I cannot be moved by emotions, or my feelings. I need to trust God. I need to go with the flow. I cannot be swayed by emotions or feelings, because I can get distracted, and because I won’t concentrate on what I need to do. I must trust God. I must bring it all to the obedience of Christ. I must be humble. I must repent, for some of the emotions I have been feeling. Because they can be sin.

You have to tune into God. Not your emotions or feelings.

See, all kind of factors can come into place when you are in a situation that needs to totally rely on God, and if you are distracted, I believe you can miss it.

It can cause you to murmur and complain, and I always remember that the Israelites, were punished by God by being a stiff necked people, who yes, did murmur and complain. These were feelings and emotions, that made them sin, and here they had the blessings of God, but they could not see it. Kind of dumb, but I guess we all can be dumb, if we are being ruled by our emotions, and not by trusting God. They had to walk around in circles for forty years, before heading to the promised land.

AND THE ANGER OF THE LORD WAS KINDLED AGAINST THIS LAND, TO BRING UPON IT ALL THE CURSES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK. DEUTERONOMY 29:27 King James.

I have to bring that to the obedience of Christ. Especially when I see that.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:3-6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I have to trust God. But I seem to see because I am a very caring person, and I am not trying to brag, but I know that about me, that I need to just focus on trusting God. Letting go of emotions. Emotions, from the loss of this or that. These can turn into spiritual ties, that bring you into bondage. And whom the Lord sets free is free indeed. If we truly trust God, we need wisdom in some of these matters, that can bring bondage. Or stop the blessings.

We can be ruled by emotions, in friendships, in confrontations, challenges. In even our enemies. That bring an entanglement of bondage as a soul tie.

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART: AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING. Proverbs 3:5. King James.

Look really close at that verse, its telling us, not to look at our own understanding. Which my friends, can be led by our emotions. Trust pleases God. Faith pleases God….

So at that point, one must see if it is the flesh or by the Holy Spirit? The flesh…. Remember when Christ was praying, but the disciples, were falling asleep? They had no idea what was happening. But Christ new. Thats why he reprimanded them.

We can be oblivious to some things, I suppose, and not in prayer. Not looking to God. Something the enemy would just love for us to do. Don’t give him any place. Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee. So you have to speak that maybe even to others. Like I am trying to do here….

Being distracted. This is not good. This is not healthy for our spirits. I just want to express that sometimes, you just have to make sure you are speaking your trust is in God. You are not being swayed here and there, by this and that, and that your armor of God is on. To quench those fiery darts. To make sure you are pleasing God, is my goal.

God has given us emotions, and feelings, but sometimes, they can get in the way, if you are not looking.

For example, fear, or hate, can be very strong emotions, and feelings, but they can cripple you. They can make you do something maybe that you should not do, because you are not trusting God, you are trying to take care of it yourself, and there you enslave yourself. You may do something that is very wrong. Why? Because you let that emotion or feeling turn into sin, and it hurt you back, like a boomerang. Ouch…

I am just trying to sort my own feelings out, but I realize as much as I care, and love, right now, I have to let go. I have to let go of some spiritual soul ties, that would stop me from the plan of God, and I need to bring it to the obedience of Christ.

Theres a lot I am sorting right now. But I proclaim, and even here, declare I trust God. I have hope in God, and I take all of His King James word to heart. I won’t compromise, or try to cut corners, in finding a loop hole. I am being tested, and I take it very seriously. Even if no one else understands, God and I know, that in order to see results, I have to just simply cut the ties, and bring it to His obedience, and trust Him. I proclaim that. Or nothing will get done.

Sometimes you just have to pray, and say Lord, cut those ties.

Father…Cut off anything that hinders me from hearing you. From receiving my blessings. Prune me Lord. Yes it may hurt, but may I look at you, and not the emotion of the loss in this, but seeing the blessings the future you have for me. Let me not be caught up in this moment, by hanging on to something that is not of you. Or that you want for me Lord. I trust you Lord, and do ask that you preoccupy me so much with your love, I will not feel it, or sense it. Take my eyes off of this. Refine me, restore me, I look to you….

In Jesus name, LORD I TRUST YOU, I WILL SAY IT AGAIN, I TRUST YOU.

Amen.

I don’t know what you are going through my friend, and I know some things are just to hard to put into words. But I want to encourage you. Watch your thoughts. Watch your emotions, your feelings. They can bring joy to your life, but if you let them lead you, you can make mistakes that could enslave you. That could bring you into a bondage. That can steal your blessings. Maybe even your health, because you are trusting man, and not God. He tells us by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 King James.

I pray, I articulated that in a way, you can understand. Bring it to God. Leave it at His throne, and just trust Him. Do not be distracted by emotions, or feelings, or hate, or sorrow. Let it go. And if you need to repent, I recommend it very, very much. There is something very soothing and comforting when we tell God. I am wrong, I know it, and I need you Lord, to forgive me. He will help you. He is so good. Merciful…..

I speak that for myself, as I write.

And as I conclude this, I want to hit it hard, to state, when you trust your feelings, your emotions, you are getting your eyes off of what God says. And that is every comma, dot, and word, from my King James, that is holy and anointed. Emotions are meant to be expressive, but you have to find the balance. You cannot let the emotion of this or that, move you. Not when you know what God states.

If the enemy knows you are not standing on Gods word, His truth, you are a target. And if he makes you a target, because you are standing on Gods promises. Guess who comes to your defense? God, almighty, and HE never loses a battle. So be careful with those emotions, those feelings, because though God gives them to you to have, use them wisely. Look to God. And if you are not, again just repent. Work on your relationship with God through His Promises. His word, it will keep you strong. It will guide you, correct you, and teach you what a mighty God HE is. Truly.

THEN SAID THE LORD UNTO ME, THOU HAST WELL SEEN: FOR I WILL HASTEN MY WORD TO PERFORM IT. JEREMIAH 1:12 King James.

God bless your day, in Christ,

Elena Ramirez

LORD HELP ME BE A PERSON WHO KEEPS YOUR WORD AND MINE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


This is a prayer. I am taking a different kind of path, in my writing today. See, usually I speak to you all, and share my thoughts. But today, I am praying to God. I am trying to express myself, to Him, and perhaps you can be inspired. I pray so…. but I just feel a sense to talk to Him about this. So this is personal…

Father, my God, my Lord, in you, I seek. Lord, I do praise you. I honor you. I give you glory. I actually admit as well, I do fear you. It is in you, that I ask for counsel, understanding. It is you, I want to please, in all things, so I put this in perspective. You know my heart, but I just feel like I need to put this in words, so even I can understand.

This is my prayer Lord. For you are my greatest example. You keep your word. You always have, you always will. You have taught me these things, and that is why my faith has grown, and that I see is greater than it used to be. Though, I know there is much to learn, I take your Holy word, my King James bible to heart. Lord, you taught me early, to take your word, and use it. To apply it to my situations, to use that as my sword of truth. For it is sharp, and will cut into all matters.

THEN SAID THE LORD UNTO ME, THOU HAST WELL SEEN: FOR I WILL HASTEN MY WORD TO PERFORM IT. Jeremiah 1:12. King James.

FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS QUICK, AND POWERFUL, AND SHARPER THAN ANY TWOEDGED SWORD, PIERCING EVEN TO THE DIVIDING ASUNDER OF SOUL AND SPIRIT, AND OF THE JOINTS AND MARROW, AND IS A DISCERNER OF THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTS OF THE HEART. Hebrews 4:12 King James.

How many times Lord, have I needed a word, a thought from you, to guide me, to instruct me, to tell me who you are, and I have found it, just opening my Bible? Lord you know, you know every thought. So I want my thoughts to reflect you. You see everything I do. Why would I try to fool myself or you or others, when I know that I know you see? So this is why I also want to be like you, to keep my word.

CAN ANY HIDE HIMSELF IN SECRET PLACES THAT I SHALL NOT SEE HIM? SAITH THE LORD, DO NOT I FILL HEAVEN AND EARTH SAITH THE LORD. Jeremiah 23:24 King James.

For I see it as holy. I see it as truth. I see it anointed, and powerful, and I will not compromise my self with anything else.

You have taught me to keep my word. You are my greatest example dear Lord. You have shown me, if I want to be taken seriously. I must apply your Holy word, to my writing, to who I am, and I must let it become fruit in me. In every thing I do.

Sometimes, your word is hidden in my heart. I may not always remember the scripture verse. But I know the main words to search for it. To find it, to apply it. This is why I love my King James. Because it has those “keys” folks, don’t understand that, when I try to tell them, how you tell us not to change or add to your word. I believe it is for those reasons. Because you have spoken it, but the enemy corrupts it. So folks, do not get true anointed word. Sometimes it sounds pretty, but it is not what you said. We need to hide that truth in our hearts.

THY WORD HAVE I HID IN MY HEART, THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST THEE. PSALM 119:11 King James.

I have not always been a person of my word Lord. And it grieves me, that as I grew up, I lied. I cheated. I cut corners, and I was not who I should be in you. I thought that was right. I was wrong. I repented. I saw the error of my ways. I saw that I was on the fence so to speak, between the world and you. And I knew, I had to keep your ways, as much as I can so I do not sin against you.

It has taken me many years, to grow, to produce fruit, that I pray honors you my Lord.

Recently, my husband, gave me a compliment, and was proud of me, that I kept my word to someone. I won’t say what it was. But I was challenged. I did something for this person, and said I would do it, because this person was kind to me, and my husband. I could have just given lip service. But no, I kept my word.

Many times, Lord, and you see, that people have told me they would do something, and they do not. This has been one of my greatest frustrations.

How many times this has grieved me. I get weary. Maybe its just a reminder though for me, to try and keep my word to you. To keep my word to others. To not be an example of those who do not keep their word.

THY WORD IS VERY PURE: THEREFORE THY SERVANT LOVETH IT. Psalms 119:140 King James.

When someone uses word that is not from you, I do get that discernment. I do see how misleading it can be. So many examples, but they claim it, but it does not come from you. It comes from the corrupt words, the enemy uses to deceive people.

LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU, WITH VAIN WORDS: FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS COMETH THE WRATH OF GOD UPON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE. Ephesians 5:6 King James.

This is why I do not follow Christian leaders, who do not apply King James word. Because the anointing does not come from you, and I don’t want anything false to flow to my spirit. For it could hurt me, because it is not truth. I don’t want to be counted with those who are disobedient, and I think deep down neither do any of your children, but the word has deceived them, because it may sound pretty. But it is corrupt.

FOR WE ARE NOT AS MANY WHICH CORRUPT THE WORD OF GOD: BUT AS OF SINCERITY, BUT AS OF GOD, IN THE SIGHT OF GOD SPEAK WE IN CHRIST. II Corinthians 23:17 King James.

I do love your word Lord. But how easy is it for us to slip if we are not mindful of it? How deceptive can the enemy be if we are not daily in your word? My thoughts any way…

As this is my prayer.

I just want to be able to be someone who tries to keep your word. Tries to keep my own. For you take no pleasure in any of us, not keeping your word. Not keeping a vow.

BETTER IS IT THAT THOU SHOULDEST NOT VOW, THAN THAT THOU SHOULDEST VOW AND NOT PAY. SUFFER NOT THY MOUTH TO CAUSE THY FLESH TO SIN; NEITHER SAY THOU BEFORE THE ANGEL, THAT IT WAS AN ERROR: WHEREFORE SHOULD GOD BE ANGRY AT THY VOICE, AND DESTROY THE WORK OF THINE HANDS? FOR IN THE MULTITUDE OF DREAMS AND MANY WORDS THERE ARE ALSO DIVERS VANITES: BUT FEAR THOU GOD. Ecclesiastes 5:5-7 King James.

Fearing you Lord, in that which you have taught me, is not just respect, not just honor, or reverence, for I do honor you, and respect you. But I fear you. I fear you leaving me alone. I fear displeasing you, and that your anger would rise against me, and in the curses, there are in not serving you. I fear you. I am truly afraid of who you are. The earth is yours, the fullness thereof. Any where I am on this earth, you know where I am. I cannot hide, or try to fool you, or myself. So I bring myself all to the obedience of Christ.

IF I ASCEND UP INTO HEAVEN, THOU ART THERE: IF I MAKE MY BED IN HELL, BEHOLD THOU ART THERE. IF I TAKE THE WINGS OF THE MORNING, AND DWELL IN THE UTTERMOST PARTS OF THE SEA: EVEN THERE SHALL THY HAND LEAD ME, AND THY RIGHT HAND SHALL HOLD ME. IF I SAY, SURELY THE DARKNESS SHALL COVER ME: EVEN THE NIGHT SHALL BE LIGHT UPON ME. YEA, THE DARKNESS HIDETH NOT FROM THEE; BUT THE NIGHT SHINETH AS THE DAY: THE DARKNESS AND THE LIGHT ARE BOTH ALIKE TO THEE. FOR THOU HAST POSSESSED MY REINS: THOU HAST COVERED ME IN MY MOTHERS WOMB. I WILL PRAISE THEE; FOR I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE: MARVELLOUS ARE THY WORKS; AND THAT MY SOUL KNOWETH RIGHT WELL. Psalms 139:8-14 King James.

You have taught me who I am in Christ. You have taught me to be mindful to praise you. For all you are, all you do. To seek your face, and not just your hand. You provide for me, take care of me. You have proven yourself, to me, so much that I know that I know you are God. No one can take that away from me. No one.

I have failed you many times I am sure in this. And for that I repent. But I truly see its so important. Not only for my own self, but because of who you are. Because I want to be known for keeping my word.

Lord, I am also reminded, that in growing, in you on the vine, I know others are looking at me. They are looking at my fruit. What do they see? I suppose I should not care, but yet I do. Because I am an ambassador for Christ. I need to represent you in truth, and love. If I am not keeping my word, to them or to you. They would see it. Some could offer grace. But I could lose an opportunity to serve you, and to bring light. So I must keep my word. When others have not kept their word to me, I do try and give grace. But sometimes, it makes me sad. So I just want to please you in this matter my Lord.

Lord, I am at a place now, where sometimes, I have no patience, for those who do not keep their word. I must really watch how I react. But it has caused me to isolate myself. To sometimes walk alone. Though, I know you are walking with me.

Lord, I never want to give place to the enemy in this. I don’t want to say things in jest. In passing, just to say it. Or to be a people pleaser. Or to puff myself up in any kind of pride. I don’t want to make you sad for missing it. I have missed some things, so much that I grieve now. Though I know you forgive. I just don’t want to take your grace for granted.

Thank you Lord, for hearing my prayer. In Jesus name.

Amen

SOFTEN YOUR HEART DAILY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


The Lord has given me a word for you today, for whoever, including myself. Soften your heart daily.

Every day, our Lords mercies are tender and new. Every day.

“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.”
‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:21-26‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Every day our Lord is faithful. Every day. So we are called to live according to His ways, on earth, as it is in Heaven.

Think about that for second. Yes, we live on this earth, but we are called not to be a part of the world, or the ways of the world. We are to embrace all that He is, all that His Kingdom stands for. So one must make a choice.

The world, will leave us discouraged. It will frustrate us, it will deceive us, because they do not embrace the things of God.

So, because of the things we go through, with people, situations, etc. We can harden our hearts. We must be aware of this. We must make a choice. Every day, His faithfulness is evident, because of His own mercies, that show us we are not consumed, His compassions will not fail not. So as the above scripture tells us, we must wait for Him, we must be humble, and walk with Him, and quietly wait for the Lord.

HE HATH SHEWED THEE, O MAN, WHAT IS GOOD; AND WHAT DOTH THE LORD REQUIRE OF THEE, BUT TO DO JUSTLY AND TO LOVE MERCY, AND TO WALK HUMBLY WITH THY GOD? Michah 6:8 King James.

You cannot do that if you have a hard heart. Just saying….

Mercy there’s that word again, from both scriptures. I have to remind myself of how merciful God has been to forgive me. To save me, to pull me out of the filth, I was in, living in the world. I have to think about the mercy He has extended to me, to guide me, protect me, show me there was a better way. How merciful He is to even have me live in America, to provide for me. To give me love from my family. And so many other ways He has shown me mercy, that I may not even see it, yet I know…. I know His mercy. I know it, and because I know it. I know there is a God. No one has to remind me there is a God. He reminds me. So my trust is in Him and it grows.

How can I not be grateful for His mercy?

It reminds me to be merciful to others as well, even though, they have not given me grace. Or even common courtesy. Silence. I cannot have a hard heart that wants revenge, or that hates others, for it is a poison that will harden my heart. See these things can add up, and that’s exactly what the devil wants to do. He wants it to take it your heart, and harden it. But wear that armor of God to quench those fiery darts. To protect your heart. To keep it softened. This is your job folks, every day its a choice.

Every day, I have a choice, as you do. I choose to bring it to the obedience of Christ.

I have to speak it, I have to start all over, I have to pick up my broken pieces, by letting Christ mend me, and I have to put my heart together again by Him. But if my heart is hard, it will not mend. It will be hard. I have that choice. Thats my decision.

I am reminded of the many stories in my King James bible that talks about hard hearts. Remember the people of Israel, walked around for 40 years, in circles, because of their hard hearts? God delivered them from the Egyptians. Set them free. This is what Passover is about. But they were not grateful. They hardened their hearts. Remember how God dealt with them, for their murmuring and complaining?

This is disobedience in the sight of God. This is not being grateful. This is having an attitude. I don’t want an attitude. And believe me, I can get one. As you can too, as well.

FORTY YEARS LONG WAS I GRIEVED WITH THIS GENERATION AND SAID, IT IS A PEOPLE THAT DO ERR IN THEIR HEART, AND THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN MY WAYS. Psalms 95:10 King James.

How did they err, by hating, by being jealous, by complaining. By not believing God, and this is something we must purposely see, and refrain from doing my friends, we must. Especially if we want to see God working in our situations. Faith pleases God. In order to believe, one must believe there are also consequences for our disobedience. Our choices…

All I know is, I have struggled in the past with my heart. Getting hard. People I have loved, abandoned me. People I trusted have betrayed me. But God has never done that. Never.

So He has always taught me to love, and to forgive, and to keep my heart soft. To watch what I do.

But every day I have to make that choice friends, as you do.

I hope this ministers to you. Because I know God has been ministering to my heart, in some situations I have been in lately. And first thing is, He has taught me in this, is do not be a people pleaser. Be a God pleaser. I see God has been showing me, real people, and fake people, counterfeits, as I even wrote in my post before this. And I know God wants me to totally trust Him in this situation. Why? Because He deserves and wants the glory, and will not share it with anybody else. He will help me.

So I must not harden my heart. I must not murmur and complain. I must trust and obey. I must keep my heart soft with love, forgiveness, even sometimes by not caring, if that makes sense. Just shake it off. Wipe the dust off of my feet. And keep on, this will pass, I remind myself, but am I being tested? Perhaps. But all I know after I am tested, I will come forth as gold.

AND I WILL BRING THE THIRD PART THROUGH THE FIRE, AND WILL REFINE THEM AS SILVER IS REFINED, AND WILL TRY THEM AS GOLD IS TRIED: THEY SHALL CALL ON MY NAME, AND I WILL HEAR THEM: I WILL SAY IT IS MY PEOPLE: AND THEY SHALL SAY THE LORD IS MY GOD. Job 23:10 King James.

Yes, the Lord is my God, How great He is, I praise Him, I thank Him, knowing there is none like Him, and I am grateful that He reminds me. This softens my heart, because the joy returns. The sense of love. His love that is so great, He sent His son to take the penalty for my sins. Mercy…..

A reminder always to repent. Daily as a choice to be humble.

So my heart will not get hardened. For I care to please Him.

I have inclined my heart to perform Thy statutes always, even unto the end. Psalm 119:112 King James.

I hope this blesses you.

In Christ, Elena Ramirez

DON’T ACCEPT COUNTERFEITS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


When reading this, one might think, counterfeits…. hmmm. That applies to money. But there are many counterfeits in the world. Don’t accept one, don’t be one.

Phoniness, is counterfeit. Lying, scheming, opportunistic people who only use people are counterfeit to me. I have met plenty believe me.

And still, I realize more than ever, how I dislike that characteristic, and I frankly don’t want nothing to do with folks like that. See that characteristic does not come from God. But from the devil himself, who connives, deceives, and makes people think they may get ahead by cheating, or doing these things. But it always comes back. The world may call it karma, but God calls it reaping and sowing. I choose to call it what God says, according to Galatians 6:7 King James.

Maybe that’s why I choose to walk alone pretty much any more. Though, I am not alone. I have God. I have my family, and we are united by a holy covenant, in our marriage and family.

To me that makes all the difference. I suppose I am writing this, because we do get that gut feeling sometimes about people. We want to give them grace. We want to give them the benefit of the doubt, because well we want to walk in love, and be kind.

But some folks, just don’t buy into that, no matter how hard you may try in matters like this, their agenda is ugly, and evil, because it is counterfeit. They are only in it for themselves. And sure, they may try and get on your good side, but only until it serves them, and after that you are nothing to them.

All one can do really is pray. I pray God remove folks like that out of my life. And He has.

Sometimes it is hard, because we think, we need people. But what we really need is God. And God can bring the right people into a situation.

I was praying this morning, and just so caught up in something, I am dealing with, and I opened my King James bible. This scripture, was written on a piece of paper before my mom died, and I still keep it now in my Bible. It says:

FEAR THOU NOT: FOR I AM WITH THEE: BE NOT DISMAYED; FOR I AM THY GOD; I WILL STRENGTHEN THEE; YEA I WILL HELP THEE; YEA I WILL UPHOLD THEE WITH THE RIGHT HAND OF MY RIGHTEOUSNESS. Isaiah 41:10 King James.

Theres nothing phony or counterfeit about that holy word that is anointed. Because it comforted me, the words, I WILL HELP THEE. Stood out so much for me. Because I find myself needing help, but it does not seem to be coming from people. Or people I thought I could count on. See, you try and build a friendship, a relationship, and its not always reciprocated. Its not always meant with the same sincerity and honesty, you apply.

This again, as you know is why I love my King James bible. Its holy, its anointed, its powerful, and its not corrupted by someone who changed it, and its not a counterfeit.

Do we truly strive to be authentic in the sight of God? When I read a word like that, I always do think of my own part, in receiving Gods promises. How can I expect to receive Gods blessings, His protection, His truth, if I ignore the truth, and do not apply it in my own life? Or even in the lives of others? How can I expect to see the answers if I am cutting corners, or trying to cheat someone, or lie to someone? I cannot.

I have seen in my own life, even recently if I try to play the game, if I try to out maneuver something, then I am being counterfeit. I just don’t want that in my life. I really don’t. Yet God brings it to the light, if we are looking. I was looking I saw, and even chuckled for a moment and thanked God. For delivering me from something like that, which in the future could just hurt me, and I am done with things like that. I am bringing it all to the obedience of Christ.

I suppose we all have to look at our own selves, our own feelings and emotions, that could lead to something like that, and just choose to be real around God. Because He does see. He knows. Its documented in the book of life.

So I want to be real, and not phony. I want my motives to reflect what Christ says, but also because of who He is, for He is my greatest example of truth, and love, and yes honesty.

In this world, we encounter counterfeits, I just don’t want to be a part of that. Because of who God is.

Just my Thoughts today….

Be blessed in Christ,

Elena Ramirez

IF CRAZY PEOPLE THOUGHT ON WHAT GOD THINKS THEY WOULD NOT BE CRAZY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If crazy people thought on what God thinks, they would not be crazy. Sounds so simple, but Gods truth is amazing to me. But you have to know what HE says, what He thinks, what He commands, and what He is able to do. You have to finally come to a place where you surrender to Christ. So you can see the difference. Here you have to make up your mind, once and for all.

How do you do that? Well, I recommend first of all making Christ your Lord and savior. See, there is a spiritual war in the mind that can happen. That warfare will keep you prisoner. It will hinder you. If you don’t have Christ, defending you.

If and when you make Christ your Lord and savior…. You will begin healing in your mind, and thoughts.

You are choosing, who you want to serve. It will either be God or the enemy.

Repent. Repent for sins, you don’t even think you have done. Be humble. Cry, get it out of your system, but don’t think, you are fooling God. If the enemy tries and deceives you. Rebuke him in the name of Jesus. Plead the blood of Jesus.

If you choose God, you will begin to be healed. You will have peace of mind. You will have hope, and life, won’t make you crazy. Just saying.

See, there are things that do affect our souls, our beings, and many of these things can take a toll on a person. I see it simply it hurts the mind. There are spirits, that can come on a person, depending on good or evil. So this is why we must always be submitted to God, so we can have authority to rebuke and dismiss these spirits that can antagonize us. That are evil.

The enemy, the devil is a liar. He comes to kill, steal and destroy, and that would be you, if you allow it.

IN WHOM THE god OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT, LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM. FOR WE PREACH NOT OURSELVES, BUT CHRIST JESUS THE LORD, AND OURSELVES YOUR SERVANTS FOR JESUS SAKE. FOR GOD WHO COMMANDED THE LIGHT TO SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS, HATH SHINED IN OUR HEARTS, TO GIVE THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST. BUT WE HAVE THIS TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS, THAT THE EXCELLENCY OF THE POWER MAY BE OF GOD, AND NOT OF US. II CORINTHIANS 4:4-7 King James.

Let me just stop here real quick for a second. As my disclaimer. I am not a doctor, I am not a psychologist. A psychiatrist. So do not argue with me.

But I have learned, even though, I have suffered in some things, from hurt, abuse, etc. That God can heal a person. He has me. The things that have hurt me, I just give to God. He takes the pain away. In my mind, my heart, my soul, that could actually affect how I react, and treat others.

By His stripes we are healed. That is Isaiah 53:5 King James. Look it up claim it. See HE heals us from physical ailments, spiritual ailments, financial, I could go on and on. There is no limit to what God can heal. He can. I believe.

No I am not brain washed. And maybe you are mocking me. But I am talking about being soul washed, and that does affect the brain. See when Christ cleanses us, we see things differently. We don’t want to sin, we don’t want to be deceived. We want to please and obey God. So there is a change in spirit, that affects the mind. Theres no room for the enemy.

So, I tell you these things, I am not trying to stop you from getting help. But who are you getting help from? I always look at the root of something, and when I seek answers. I just go to God. And if He directs me somewhere else, then I understand.

But usually, in my situations, where I have been troubled, and life seemed hard. I don’t give up. I give it to God. I don’t let it make me crazy. He is my counselor, I have no other. Nor do I want anybody else….

See, nobody can do what God can do. Let me repeat that. NOBODY CAN DO FOR ME WHAT GOD CAN DO!

Knowing who God is, knowing what He can do heals me. It comforts me.

Fear, wickedness, disobedience, unbelief….my pride, I won’t hold onto.

I put it away from me, because of who God is. He gives discernment. But again, I search for Him. And because Christ is my shepherd. I look to see what He says. This is very important. This is the key to life. To blessings. To healings. To having the mind of Christ.

King James scripture tells us, there is no peace to the wicked.

THERE IS NO PEACE SAITH MY GOD, TO THE WICKED. Isaiah 57:21 King James.

That peace that is missing, could make a person go nuts.

But do you know you can have the mind of Christ? The love, the sweet hope, and calmness, the peace, and joy, from knowing Christ.

FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM? BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.

Now I know there are some deep rooted things, that can be generational, that can bring those curses. From one generation to the next. You can break those, by the blood of Jesus. You don’t have to go bonkers, if you search for God. Our lineage, can affect us.

Friend, this is such a deep subject, and I am just scratching the surface. I won’t debate this with anybody.

See, unless you walked in my shoes, you have no idea, what I have gone through. Nor do I know what you have gone through. So I cannot judge you. I just judge myself, and this is what I know.

I just know God has healed me. I just look back a bit, and think wow, if I had not turned my life to God, I could either be insane or dead, and in hell.

But if it leads you to seek God, truly, to obey, to make Christ Lord and savior. Then I believe you will find your way, in this journey called life.

I just believe, you don’t have to be crazy, if you know what God thinks. And you obey.

One more thing. Don’t confuse this with religion. Rules, regulations, traditions, rituals, etc. My definition of religion is that. And Religion is made by men and groups. They can get it wrong. But it is constant this thing called relationship. Please do not confuse it with religion. Religion is rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups. I am talking about a relationship with Christ.

I am talking about a relationship with the King of Kings, the Lord God almighty. Who created you. Who gives you life, and He can give you life abundantly. Don’t let the enemy steal that, and your mind.

AND BE RENEWED IN THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MIND. EPHESIANS 4:23 King James

Open up a King James bible, nothing else. Its holy and that’s where you will get that power. Use only that, and search.

COMMIT THY WORKS UNTO THE LORD, AND THY THOUGHTS SHALL BE ESTABLISHED. PROVERBS 16:3 King James

Blessings and love.

Elena Ramirez

I WILL OBEY GOD AND I DON’T CARE WHO LIKES IT ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Sometimes, you have moments, and you just speak it to yourself, and you justify it, to yourself. You confirm it in your spirit. You say enough is enough, and I am just going to obey God, and I don’t care who likes it or not.

They don’t live my life, they don’t know what I really have gone through, and they have not walked in my shoes. So I will obey God.

Faith pleases God, and I am at that point and yes very beyond. See God does not have to prove anything to me.

He proved it on the cross. He proved it by saving me. He proves it when He protects me, provides for me.

Listens to me. Knows my heart. Comforts me, strengthens me, gives me courage….

So I know I have a relationship with the King of Kings. I know who HE is, according to my King James word.

And HE is not mocked. Oh He is so kind, and gracious, but HE is not mocked. You don’t mess with God.

You don’t take grace and think its a license to sin. You don’t abuse what Christ did on the cross for you. You don’t. You don’t take HIS laws, and think oh that was in the Old Testament. Its a new covenant now. No, God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The only difference HE made from the Law is that He gave us Christ, to take the penalty for our sins. Instead of the sacrifices they made with birds or whatever from the Old Testament.

And one way I will obey God, is I won’t argue about what I know from God.

That has been so frustrating to me, because I can be a warrior. But I am tired of it. I will present the truth, but I won’t argue about truth. Because truth stands on its own merit. I don’t want to waste anybodies time, but I won’t let someone waste my time as well, distract me, when I know what I know. From God Himself, the greatest source of truth.

But you don’t abuse His laws. He did not change that, and some folks just don’t understand that.

You just don’t treat holiness, casually, or think it is o.k. to do this and that, when you reap curses on yourself.

Oh my gosh, when I think where I started, where I am now, I am amazed, at what God can do.

How it really does require a commitment to God. To please Him. To want to serve Him, to want to obey.

This is where our spiritual growth happens. But it requires OBEDIENCE!

We are on a vine folks, and we all grow at different places. But if we cannot obey we will not grow, in fact, we can be burned like the King James scriptures states. You think that is a generalization? A metaphor? No.

FOR IF GOD SPARED NOT THE NATURAL BRANCHES, TAKE HEED LEST HE ALSO NOT SPARE THEE. ROMANS 11:21 KING JAMES.

I AM THE VINE, YE ARE THE BRANCHES: HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME, AND I IN HIM, THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT. JOHN 15:5 King James.

BOAST NOT AGAINST THE BRANCHES. BUT IF THOU BOAST, THOU BEAREST NOT THE ROOT, BUT THE ROOT THEE. ROMANS 11:8 KING JAMES.

IF A MAN ABIDE NOT IN ME, HE IS CAST FORTH AS A BRANCH, AND IS WITHERED: AND MEN GATHER THEM, AND CAST THEM INTO THE FIRE, AND THEY ARE BURNED. John 15:6 King James.

Sometimes, I am so amazed at the pride, of folks. The lack of humbleness, and meekness, in the sight of God.

How patient HE is, but again, HE is not mocked. Read Galatians 6:7 from a King James just to know this….

I fear God, like the scriptures say. I say it often. Because it is the most healthiest thing I can do. Fear God and obey.

Enough, I am just releasing this, into the spiritual realm, confirming it here to whoever reads this. But my main audience is to God. By the Holy Spirit. I never want to grieve my Lord. He has been so gracious and patient with me, but He does correct me when I am wrong. When I miss it. But He says try again, do it my way….so I cleave unto my Lord. In little things and big things. I don’t leave anything to chance any more. I WANT TO OBEY. Thats where it starts…. I REPENT!

I PRAY!

YE SHALL WALK AFTER THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND FEAR HIM, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND OBEY HIS VOICE, AND YE SHALL SERVE HIM, AND CLEAVE UNTO HIM. DEUTERONOMY 13:4 King James.

And like I said, I don’t care to please anybody about this. This is who I am in Christ, and I know how good He is, and I don’t want to play spiritual games with myself, or anybody else. This is my truth, and if you cannot see how important it is for you to want to obey God, and grow, then that’s between you and God. Not me.

I begin by the word I use, and read. My King James, it tells me, don’t change, don’t add, don’t delete my word, and I stand on that, by my King James bible, that is over 400 years old, thats a long time, for God to say this is the word I choose obey me in it. Thats a commandment according to Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5-6, and Revelation 22:18-19 King James.

Look it up, don’t believe me, believe God, because I already know this as truth and I obey.

BUT THIS THING COMMANDED I THEM, SAYING OBEY MY VOICE, AND I WILL BE YOUR GOD, AND YE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE: AND WALK YE IN ALL THE WAYS THAT I HAVE COMMANDED YOU, THAT IT MAY BE WELL UNTO YOU. JEREMIAH 7:23 King James.

Have a blessed day,

Elena Ramirez

BEING THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL WHEN FEELING BROKEN ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


AND THE LORD SHALL MAKE THEE THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL: AND THOU SHALT BE ABOVE ONLY, AND THOU SHALT NOT BE BENEATH: IF THAT THOU HEARKEN UNTO THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD THY GOD, WHICH I COMMAND THEE THIS DAY, TO OBSERVE AND TO DO THEM. Deuteronomy 28:13 King James.

As I observe this scripture, I automatically observe God has stipulations when making this promise. Which always reminds me, how can I even begin to claim His promises, if I am not obedient? I see so many messages, that promise this and that, but they don’t even begin to warn us, of His ways. They don’t remind us, that God has higher standards, than we ever can. They don’t remind us to be humble, repentant, accountable, to keep our promises to Him. And that actually bothers me.

But lets go on….

I admit sometimes, I am not very good at standing on Gods promises. I am human. I make mistakes. I have had poor judgement with myself and yes even others. I realize we all sin, and come short of the glory of God. Thats KJV scriptural. Please look it up. I really try at this point to remind myself who God is. I fear God, as the KJV scriptures remind us. I remind myself, to search for His truth in my King James bible.

I talk to God. Sometimes, I find when I am preoccupied with a thought, a hurt, a rejection, I feel sad. I don’t always know how to express it but by crying. Yes, I am made whole in Christ, but I do feel broken. I feel like I don’t always have the advantages of some folks. Not that I compare myself to them in the sense that I want to be like them. No, I don’t. I know we all have different journeys. And things are not always as they seem to be in the eye. Or in reality.

But in the supernatural. In which I feel God leading me, I have to remind myself of His promises. Recently, I have encountered just obstacles it seemed like. Rejections. No communications. In different situations, and I won’t go into detail. But these things sometimes put a weight on a person, making them feel broken.

I am an honest person. With myself, and with others. I don’t play games. I don’t try and manipulate people, or God for that matter. I am as real as I can be. Blunt, sometimes to a fault. I cannot help it. Getting any where near a lie, scares me. I don’t like deception with myself or others.

I don’t play games…

Yet, I don’t seem to get that honesty from others. I get silence sometimes, and it does make me sad, because that’s not how I approach anybody. I give grace, because I have been broken. I give truth, because I want to bring light. But it does come with a price sometimes. And I sometimes feel like folks try and make me the “tail” and I know who I am in Christ. If I approached anybody without this honesty, or sincerity, I would be trying to make them the tail, and I don’t try to do that. I look at people, and I try and look at their attributes, and I always try and look at them as a child of God. I try and honor them.

But if in character it lacks, well sometimes I walk away, because I don’t trust those that don’t communicate to be honest. I don’t trust those who abuse who I am, or my friendship, or that I am a child of God.

Anyway, I always do try and make people feel good about themselves. So even here, I want to do that, because I think we need to remind ourselves, when we are in Christ, we are the head, and not the tail. We have such a great heritage in God. This is one thing I know in the spiritual realm, in the supernatural, that we are more than conquerors in Christ. So sometimes, because I am a conqueror in Christ, that warrior comes out of me, for righteousness.

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:37-39‬ ‭KJV‬‬

So that does give me the boldness I sometimes need to be the “head” and not the tail. To not take crap from folks, when they want to make me feel inferior. And they do try. But, I have learned through my lifetime, to keep pursuing, the “promises” of God. Though they mock, though they reject me, I cannot reject He who died on the cross for me.

Because He never leaves me or forsakes me. He does speak to me in the quiet place of my soul, and reminds me, I am the head and not the tail. He did so just even earlier today….

Reminding me, yes Elena you do feel broken sometimes. But you are the head, and not the tail. It does not matter what you feel. Its what I say. And I say, you are the head, not the tail. Walk in that, remind yourself of my promises, my commandments, and walk in the authority I give you. That authority, cannot be denied.

So yes, I guess, it does sometimes give me that utterance, that boldness, the courage, to try. And try I do. God only knows, but I do, I cannot give up, not as long as I know there are promises, and that I do my part. Oh my gosh, like I said, at the beginning of this post, there are stipulations. There are standards I have to attain to in serving Him, that require me, to obey, and keep His commandments.

I hope this makes sense. To even expect His promises. Its called growing. Its called being aware of who He is in me, to be in excellence. I cannot just not do nothing and expect promises. I cannot just not do nothing and expect results.

So no, even here I speak, I am the head, and not the tail. I won’t let the devil steal that from me. I won’t. The enemy has stolen too much from me in my lifetime and I am claiming, I will be restored, as I rebuke as well. So though I share a few promises here, I claim all of His promises. I am not going to pick and choose what I want, or reject Him in what He speaks. Can you not see why I fear God?

“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭30:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.”
‭‭Joel‬ ‭2:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

So I share this with you. Because I want you to grow too. But being accountable, being obedient to God, in all things, love, forgiveness, etc. Have to come to a person, to be the head and not the tail. I hope that makes sense.

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

God bless you.

In Christ.

Elena Ramirez

DO YOU EAT FROM THE TREE OF GOOD AND EVIL? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Obedient I want to be, to God, this is why I write this. The Lord put this on my heart, as I was walking today, trying to get my daily exercise. I thought of the things I wanted to do right after this, and then thought, nope, go write. I don’t want to put God off, with my excuses. I don’t want to be disobedient. See, that’s what brought the curse to Adam and Eve, so I want to touch base on this. Even to make an impression.

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The tree of good and evil, in case one does not know, comes from my King James Bible, in Genesis Chapter Two and Three.

It talks about what God commanded, when He put Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, in case you don’t know what a tree of good and evil is. Or if you just shrugged it off. Look at what He called it real close. He called it a tree of good and evil.

See, God had his reasons for not wanting them to eat from that tree. The name itself can pretty much tell us everything, but I want you to look at this as the fruit, that comes from that tree. Spiritual fruit. God told them that they would die. The devil made it a question and denied that. There the beginning of spiritual death…

Spiritual fruit, you might not notice when you eat it, but if its good, it will give life, it will inspire you, it will remind you, who God is, and in His goodness, how He provides what we should eat.

I think most of us know, not to eat junk food. Because its not nutritionally valuable to your body. To eat natural good foods, that bring health is the goal.

Well when we eat spiritual junk food, that is not good for us, we can reap that spiritually as well, in the sense that it can bring a curse. At first, you might not notice it, but it will bring deception. It will bring foulness, it will bring blindness, spiritually, that can ruin a persons life. This is the consequences of not obeying God.

When I ask you, do you eat from the tree of good and evil?

I am asking you, do you seek to know good, Gods ways, and do you seek to know what the devil wants, and lies to you about? See, there are things in the spiritual realm God does not want us to know. Not all knowledge is good. Knowing how to do evil is not good. Knowing things that God punished Adam and Eve for, because they ate that fruit. Their punishment was so great that they were banned from the Garden of Eden. The blessings, God intended for them were denied, because they ate that fruit.

This is why it is so important that we search ourselves to find out what pleases God. I recommend a King James bible.

As of even now, we can reap those curses of disobedience, and I don’t know who my audience is, but you know yourself. Do you dabble in things that could curse your soul, yet you call yourself a Christian? You are fooling yourself. God sees, as He saw then what Adam and Eve did.

I could mention these things, but you need to know what God approves of and does not, He is pretty specific.

I always wondered, what God would have done, if Adam and Eve had just gone to God, as we can, and ask Him for guidance. He would have again warned them don’t eat that fruit.

We can still search for God. This is why I always recommend a King James to you. Because the fruit from any other bible is evil. Those bibles are not Gods true word, especially when He has warned us commanded us not not to change the wording. Just like He did with Adam and Eve. Its fruit, spiritual fruit, that has been tampered with changing it into junk food. Literally.

Knowing what God says, obeying Gods laws are imperative. Christian, we need to remember God is a legal God. There are legal consequences to sinning, and not be disobedient. Grace is wonderful, but if we inadvertently sin, even for that matter, and do not repent we will face consequences. Fearing God is good. Adam and Eve did not really fear God, they had no idea, but we have to know, there are consequences. Yes, hell and brimstone is real.

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:1-24‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Do you eat from the tree of good and evil? I pray not. I have put the entire chapter of Genesis Three for you to understand the deception from the enemy, as he lied to Adam and Eve, but how important it is to know there are consequences. Again not all knowledge is good, if it keeps you from God. Depart from evil. Repent. It will clear the slate.

BE NOT WISE IN THINE OWN EYES: FEAR THE LORD, AND DEPART FROM EVIL. PROVERBS 3:7 King James.

In Christ,

Elena Ramirez

SEARCHING FOR GOD? FINDING HIM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


I think there is something in all of us, that longs for God. So we may begin to search for Him.

Or we may not, not if we are full of ourselves. If we think we can do without Him, if we actually judge God Himself, and think if there was a God, why is the world like it is?

(I think judging God is a disservice to one self, and God is not mocked. Personally I think that calls for repentance. Anyway….)

I have heard that and more, and to be honest, I actually said the same things years ago, in my youth, when I was head strong, and self-confident, and very prideful. Let me just touch base on that last thought, about pride. Because “pride” will stop you from searching for God. Pride will tell you there is no God. Pride will deceive you. God hates pride by the way.

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS TO HATE EVIL: PRIDE, AND ARROGANCY, AND THE EVIL WAY, AND FORWARD MOUTH, DO I HATE. PROVERBS 8:13 King James.

BUT HE GIVETH MORE GRACE. WHEREFORE HE SAITH, GOD RESISTETH THE PROUD, BUT GIVETH GRACE UNTO THE HUMBLE. JAMES 4:6 King James.

EVERYONE THAT IS PROUD IN HEART IS AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD: THOUGH HAND JOIN IN HAND, HE SHALL NOT BE UNPUNISHED. PROVERBS 16:5 King James.

See, pride, is a characteristic of the enemy. And when we see anything that is not from God, well it always will be linked with the devil. He was prideful to begin with. He wanted the glory, and he wanted to steal that from God. He tried to lift himself up high, and yes he was thrown out of heaven. Folks, that’s what will happen to you as well if you take on his characteristics. Because they are not attributes, they are flaws in the spirit that will hurt you. To put it in a strange dynamic, the devil lost his salvation. Because he disobeyed God. In his pride. So if he can deny you, deceive you from searching for God, thats his goal. Don’t let him do that. Don’t lose your chances of being with God eternally, by denying Him now.

Search for God. See this is your Job. Not Gods job. He did His job on the cross for us. By sending His only begotten son to save us. You need a savior, and if you think you don’t you are being deceived. YOU ARE DENYING THE ONLY TRUE GOD, WHO REALLY CAN HELP YOU. And we all need help, I don’t care who you are. Strange, how he can use our misery, our suffering to search for Him, but He will. I guess in doing so during those times, it does make finding Him that much more real…..

I began searching for God, during the dark ages of my life. I call that as somewhat of a metaphor, but when I denied God in my youth, I paid a heavy price. Darkness. My soul was in darkness. Nothing made sense, I had no hope, I had no sense of right and wrong. My moral code was broken. I had a broken heart, and rightfully so, because my soul was broken. Because I denied the one true God. My Lord Jesus.

I just recommend finding Him before you get to the point of no return. That could be death, that could be, because you reject Him even as you read this.

It began to scare me, I think I was close to death, and if I had died, I know my soul would have gone to hell. No doubt.

I began analyzing and began searching within to see, why things were the way they were. See, I had grown up, knowing Christ as my Lord, and savior. I had known Him as a young child, I had found Him on a vacation Bible school bus, that would come into the neighborhoods in the summers, and I would get on that bus, and learn about Jesus. I was good at getting to know God, not trying to brag, but I would win ribbons for learning Bible verses, I would win King James bibles, I loved everything that I could learn about God, I was like a sponge, when it came to just desiring to know.

But something changed in my teenage years. I wanted to have fun. I began to be rebellious. I began to take my own choices, as right, and I fell. And I fell hard. I denied God. Thats why I call that my dark age….

But as I began searching for God again, I started really getting into the word of God. My King James bible. I started seeing my choices, were bad. I started seeing what God commanded us not to do, and what to do. I saw, that I had made many mistakes, that were considered sin in His eyes. I REPENTED.

And I still repent to this day, when I think of some of my sins. Or just my short comings in a day, where I may have sinned, not even realizing.

Yes, my sins are covered under the blood of Jesus. But if the devil can deceive any of us, he will tempt us with the things that we got delivered from. Thats why its so good to have fear of God, as we search for Him. Fear of God, will keep you out of spiritual trouble, because you will be aware of the consequences. And there are always consequences. My King James bible, says, the wages of sin is death. Thats a consequence.

FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH; BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. ROMANS 6:23 King James.

Whether its spiritual death, or even physical death, I don’t want to take chances by sinning. Knowing what I do in my heart of hearts. Knowing that Christ, suffered and died for my sins, and on that cross, He paid the penalty for my sins. That is a very deep sense of knowing how precious our salvation is, and so I never want to take it for granted. Some folks, don’t understand that, to be honest. They think grace covers it. But grace is not a license to sin.

We can all be hungry and thirsty for God, but if we are not searching for God, in His ways, we will miss it. Religion, will mislead you because its rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups. But there is nothing like searching for God and finding Him. That my friend, is called relationship.

How did I find God? By continually searching for Him. By prayer, by repentance, by seeking Him in a Holy bible, not a corrupted bible. One that was changed, to find words that would give me interpretation. No, I found Him in His Holy King James word, that is His voice, that does not change. I am aware of the deception when words are changed. Because they change the meaning, and they are not Gods voice, and commandments. But folks disregard that, and think they know it all. Knowing what God thinks and commands is knowing God, see He just wants us to believe without the proof. He wants us to believe and begin this process of obeying so it will go well with us. He does it differently than what we would want. Or expect.

AND I GAVE MY HEART TO SEEK OUT BY WISDOM CONCERNING ALL THINGS THAT ARE DONE UNDER HEAVEN: THIS SORE TRAVAIL HATH GOD GIVEN TO THE SONS OF MAN TO BE EXCERISED THEREWITH. Ecclesiastes 1:13 King James.

And I start this process over and over daily. I search for Him daily. By these things I mention from above.

Every day, I start all over, and I am just grateful. I worship Him, in spirit and in truth. Cause he knows if its truth or not.

GOD IS A SPIRIT: AND THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. John 4:24 King James.

Life is hard, no doubt, but without Him, it would be impossible to me. I would not have made it this far. Oh He tests me, and sometimes, I fail Him, I am sure. But it has taught me to be careful. Careful how you judge others. Be careful that you don’t let that pride in again…. that I am better than you. That, I have to judge you. See, that scares me now, because I know we all sin, and come short of His glory. I am careful with hate, and greed, and vanity, jealousy, wanting something or someone that does not belong to me.

I learned the hard way, to trust Him.

I learned, that by sitting at His feet, is the best entertainment I can have, because I am being taught by the creator of heaven and earth. You want a witty idea? Sit at His feet. But always be careful, with your motives for searching for Him. Because He is not an ATM.

He has feelings, believe me….

You know God does hide, I will just say that. He can be very silent. When He is silent, I ask myself is there some sin, because He does say, He will not answer if sin is there. Read Psalms 66:18 King James. Thats your assignment to read. So you can remember.

But you can find Him, in this relationship in everything. Because HE is the creator of heaven and earth. To deny God, is just dumb to me. Because once you meet with Him, once you find Him, and truly find him, you never want to ever go back to not believing. That is so counter productive to me.

Not after knowing what I have known. Not going through what I have gone through. Yes, I hold onto God, because I found Him, but really He found me. For I was lost, but now I am found. And I give Him glory thanks, honor and praise…

DRAW NIGH TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NIGH TO YOU. CLEANSE YOUR HANDS, YE SINNERS, AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE MINDED. JAMES 4:8 King James.

See, folks, as I conclude, I want you to know you can find God. You just have to search for Him. He will reveal Himself.

AND YE SHALL SEEK ME, AND FIND ME, WHEN YE SHALL SEARCH FOR ME, WHEN YE SHALL SERACH FOR ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART. Jeremiah 29:13 King James.

He is so good to me. I just adore Him, I love Him, I am so grateful to Him, and I don’t just say it, to say it. Or flippantly, and I don’t care who likes it or not, or if they judge that. I know God. I know a lot of what He likes, and dislikes. What gets Him mad. What is right in His sight, how he hates wickedness.

Friends, its a relationship. That I have, and I have always had it, but sometimes, we can miss it. Don’t miss it. Search for Him.

Blessings and love,

LET US DRAW NEAR WITH A TRUE HEART IN FULL ASSURANCE OF FAITH, HAVING OUR HEARTS SPRINKLED FROM AN EVIL CONSCIENCE, AND OUR BODIES WASHED WITH PURE WATER. HEBREWS 10:22 King James.

In Christ, Elena Ramirez

THE COUNTERFEITS OF LIFE (LOVE) AND HOW TO AVOID THEM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


This message has been on my heart for a few days now. I really did not want to write about this, for a moment there. I just thought that’s in the past, and I really need to let go. But I feel the prompting from the Holy Spirit. So I will obey. Perhaps, there is someone who really needs to see this to identify the counterfeits in life. How they can come, how one can be deceived by them, how they can actually take you off of the path, or plan God has for you.

So tell me if this blesses you in the comment section….

Jeremiah 29:11 King James tells us, God knows the thoughts He has for us, not the plans. Many other Bible versions says; plans.

FOR I KNOW THE THOUGHTS THAT I THINK TOWARD YOU, SAITH THE LORD, THOUGHTS OF PEACE, AND NOT OF EVIL TO GIVE YOU AN EXPECTED END. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV.

I really want to know what God thinks so I can learn from that. Plans are nice, but if I am blowing it, making mistakes allowing counterfeits, I want to know what HIS thoughts are. So when we meditate, consider, and rely on Gods thoughts, according to His King James word. By the Holy Spirit, we can learn to begin to discern, between good and evil. Right and wrong, and counterfeits. Those phony people, or situations, that really can come from hell to distract you, to deceive you, to get you off track, from what God really wants for you. Will be allowed if you don’t consider Gods thoughts on these spiritual matters that will affect your life.

Again this is why I use a King James, I don’t want a counterfeit Bible. Those that know me, know I write this often. Because it is so important, to really knowing God, and His thoughts… I have learned and do see the difference.

Anyway, I guess, I can write about counterfeits, because there have been many counterfeits in my life. When I say this, it could mean people, that are phony. People that are not good for you, people that the enemy will use to hurt you. People with an agenda, and with motives that are not healthy or good, because they don’t know God. And you might not even think they are counterfeits, because you love them. Love can be a strong hold. The wrong kind of love, can put you in bondage. Deceive you.

But I have learned, if love is not based on God, or who He is, what He commands, etc. It can end up being disastrous. It can end up hurting you. Counterfeits.

This is why I have learned, even when it comes to love, I decided years, ago, I wanted a holy love. I wanted a love that would honor God. So I made the commitment, that if God brought me the right mate, I would wait till marriage. He did, He brought me a wonderful man, we waited till marriage, to enjoy each other, and have been married for over 33 years. We have a foundation in that holiness that has kept us together I believe. My husband is not a counterfeit. But believe me, counterfeits, did try and come and interrupt that plan, but I thank God neither one of us fell for the counterfeit.

Anyway, thats just one example of counterfeit situations, that has taught me about seeking God in matters like this, but I have had a lot of counterfeit friends, situations, where I did miss it, because of who they were, and because their agenda, or their motivations, truly did not line up with Christ, in even matters concerning loyalty.

See, I have learned, with myself, and others, if folks, cannot be loyal to God, they won’t be loyal to you. If jealousy is there, that is a counterfeit. Just look at how God kicked the devil out of heaven, because of his jealousy to God.

And I could go into specifics, but sadly at the end of some of these situations, the fruit revealed itself, and it was not based on God. Because love, was not there in even forgiving. Or extending grace. To me, yet I gave it to them.

I want to just implore you to pray about the counterfeits in your own life. I pray myself, especially because recently I have asked my Lord, for God to keep counterfeits away from me. I don’t want to waste my time, on people, or situations, that will distract me from truly meeting my potential or plans God could have for me, because my thoughts, do not align with God. In these matters. Jeremiah 29:11 again. I guess, I am older now, wiser, but I don’t want distractions. Or counterfeits.

“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
‭‭2 John‬ ‭1:9-11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I wanted to give you King James scriptures that attest to the word counterfeits, but that word is not in my King James. But “righteousness” in Christ, reminds us, that this is the goal. To get away from counterfeits. To change ourselves.

FOR THE WRATH OF MAN WORKETH NOT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD. JAMES 1:20 KJV

See, holiness, can only be obtained by righteousness. We must always have that mind set, to seek things above, so the fruit of who we are, will not be rotten, not deceived. GO FOR HOLINESS.

IF YE THEN BE RISEN WITH CHRIST, SEEK THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE, WHERE CHRIST SITTETH ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD. COLOSSIANS 3:1 KJV.

The fear of God, has taught me first and foremost to obey God, to seek Him, to be humble, mindful. We cannot allow darkness into our lives, in any shape or form, or really it will bring in counterfeits. Disobeying God, will bring counterfeits. Let me repeat this…. Disobeying God will bring counterfeits.

THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES. ROMANS 3:18 KJV.

Just my thoughts, in Christ,

Elena Ramirez