7 REASONS WHY THERE ARE NOT MORE SALVATIONS (SOULS SAVED) FOR CHRIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3692.jpegI believe that the Lord revealed to me right now, that there are seven reasons why there are not more salvations (souls saved) for Christ.  There may be more, I won’t limit God revealing the truth to me.  

And I am directing this message to Pastors, and to Christians, who claim they are Christians, and think they are saved.  

And the reason I am doing this, is because I see the fruit.  King James scripture says, we will know them by their fruit.  But I am not seeing fruit from many other Christians.  Even those, who are very “religious” and that could also be a reason.  Because if you are saved, you don’t have a religion, you have a relationship with Christ.  

But what bothers me greatly, as I am sure it does Christ as well, is that Christians are not stronger, more convicted, more bolder, more courageous for Christ.  They doubt themselves, and it is obvious.  They are tossed to and fro, and the scriptures tells us this.  In their own faith, and because of that, there are souls who are not getting the truth, nor seeing the testimony that these lives have been changed for Christ.  They cannot be true witnesses, because they themselves are missing it. 

They are not overcoming the enemy, by the words of their testimony, and many are falling by the way side.  I implore you, just by these reasons, look and see yourself, if you are failing Christ.  By not winning souls. Because He did not fail you, when He gave His life on that cross.  

For the sake of time, I am creating this draft, and who knows, it could go into a book, but I will be brief in these reasons:

1.  THE CHRISTIANS WHO ARE SAVED ARE SILENT.

I see Christians, who are ashamed, to proclaim they are Christians. You see it in social media.  You see it, in personal life.  I have seen it with friends.  They will not engage in spiritual battle, because they don’t want to get into a fight, or lose their peace, or proclaim who Jesus is, so they will not be judged.  They allow the devil to speak against our God.  They allow freedom of speech to be used to deny the deity of Christ.  Do they not know Christ said, we would be judged if we were ashamed of Him?  When we stand before God. For whatever reason, that they are silent, now, they are allowing the devil to steal the glory of God.  And that is the saddest thing. They are allowing the devil to deceive others.  And if you are a Christian, remember this:  

LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO, WHOM HE HATH REDEEMED FROM THE HAND OF THE ENEMY.  PSALMS 107:2.  King James.  

2.  CHRISTIANS ARE USING WATERED DOWN BIBLES

And when they do that, they are watering down the anointing, and holiness, of the gospel, when they use scriptures that are not on the same page with God.  They are not giving examples  by pulling out their King James to others, to say, THUS SAITH THE LORD!  You know I talk about this often.  But its the truth, when you use a “changed” bible, you are using something the enemy has put his hand to, and taken out the holiness.  Those bibles are half truths, half lies.  When pastors using those they are the blind, leading the blind.  And there is no true conviction or anointing from word, that has been changed.  This is why so many people look at Christians, and they don’t see the transformation.  Whoever uses these fake bibles are not knowing many scriptures that tell us not to change it, or add to it, or delete it.  It is a commandment.  

YE SHALL NOT ADD UNTO THE WORD WHICH I COMMAND YOU, NEITHER SHALL YE DIMINISH OUGHT FROM IT, THAT YE MAY KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD YOUR GOD WHICH I COMMAND YOU.  DEUTERONOMY 4:2 KING JAMES. 

3.  THE PROSPERITY MESS AND MESSAGE IS BEING TAUGHT INSTEAD OF THE SALVATION MESSAGE.  

The pastors, that are so caught up in this prosperity message, are going to be judged severely by God.  Because Christ did not say tell them how to get rich.  He said, preach the gospel, so that they can be saved.  The prosperity message so deviates from what Christ did, who He is, and is very misleading.  God will stop it, I am sure.  But you my sister or brother in Christ, you need to stand up for this truth, and tell these fake prosperity messengers they are wrong.  

WHOSE MOUTHS MUST BE STOPPED, WHO SUBVERT WHOLE HOUSES, TEACHING THINGS WHICH THEY OUGHT NOT, FOR FILTHY LUCRES SAKE.  TITUS 1;7  King James.  

This is what Christ told us to do:

AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD, AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.  HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED; BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED.  MARK 16:15-16  King James. 

4.  MANY CHRISTIANS DO NOT UPHOLD GODS LAWS HIS COMMANDMENTS

I see it often.  Many Christians have been taught that they do not need Gods laws. WRONG! They think that because of what Christ did, and they accepted him thats it and they don’t need to do anything else.  They are free from the law, saved by grace.  Yes, we are saved by grace.  But the only law we are free from is the law of sin in death.

Romans 8:2.  FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.  

And what I find ironic about the stinking thinking they get from that.  They don’t read the rest of the Bible.  There are many scriptures that attest to Gods law. Where we are reminded about the law.  That one can even be happy if they have the law.  They think God flip flopped from the Old Testament to the New Testament.  He changes not! And that’s so wrong, no wonder many Christians are not a testimony of truth, because they deny Gods laws.  

Christ told us, He did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it.  Read, these scriptures folks.  Go to Psalms 119.  Read it in its entirety, it is one of the longest chapters in the bible.  But God so wanted us to understand His law.  Is His Holy word.  So if you are a Christian you can get back right with God.  

THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, OR THE PROPHETS:  I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY BUT TO FULFILL.  MATTHEW 5:17 King James.  

5.  IS LOVE AN INDICATOR?

There are wolves in sheeps clothing.  I meet and talk with them all the time.  And you have to test and try the spirits, or you will be deceived.  

BELOVED, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TRY THE SPIRITS WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD:  BECAUSE MANY FALSE PROPHETS ARE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD.  I John 4:1  King James.  

Look again at the word they are using.  Look and try the spirits.  Do they walk in love, as Christ commanded us?  Because if they do not, they are not truth.  That is always an indicator.  I meet and have dealt with the meanest, most religious people, who have called me a sister  in Christ.  And then their fruit, is so satanic, its actually scary to meet people like that.  I don’t follow people I follow Christ, for this very reason, but when I see them turn on me, and the love is not there, I know, they have revealed who they really are.

A NEW COMMANDMENT I GIVE UNTO YOU, THAT YE LOVE ONE ANOTHER:  AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, THAT YE ALSO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.  BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.  John 13:34-35  King James. 

6. TRUE REPENTANCE WITHOUT WORKS IS NOT BEING REMINDED BY CHRISTIANS OR PASTORS.  

I never hear a message on repentance.  And many think it is a one time deal  NO! ITS NOT!  Look we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  Gods word tells us we will reap what we sow.  And when we do not repent, that gives the enemy, a legal right to attack us.  We always need to get right with God.  And I recommend repenting, even daily.  We have to study ourselves.  We have to see, that only true repentance clears the slate, breaks curses, for what Christ did on the cross for us.  

We are to work out our salvation with fear. Yes, works, where are your works?  Faith without works is dead!  

EVEN SO FAITH, IF IT HATH NOT WORKS, IS DEAD, BEING ALONE.  James 2:17  King James. 

Your salvation is not a legal right to sin again.  You have to see this.  It will make so much of a difference.  But if you are not right with God, I don’t believe you will have an anointing to minister to others, because you have not truly repented to God yourself.  My thoughts, but He says, that He will not hear our prayers, because sin is evident.  If you have not repented, for even a thought, how do you expect God to answer your prayers?  REPENT DAILY.  

BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR.  ISAIAH 59:2  King James.  

IF THEY SHALL FALL AWAY, TO RENEW THEM AGAIN UNTO REPENTANCE; SEEING THEY CRUCIFY TO THEMSELVES THE SON OF GOD AFRESH, AND PUT HIM TO AN OPEN SHAME.  Hebrews 6:6  King James.  

7. CHRISTIANS ARE NOT TAUGHT THE FEAR OF GOD NOR DO THEY FEAR GOD  

I will close with this last thought, but it is very obvious, many Christians do not fear God. I hear some say, yes, I reverence Him, I respect Him, but they have no fear of God.  And to me, that is very dangerous territory.  Very dangerous, see you are in a prideful place when you don’t fear God.  

He controls everything.  In this life, and in the after life, and to play with that thought, is to me dangerous.  You are playing with your soul.  Besides your life.  You will not be a true witness to Christ, unless you begin to understand the fear of God.  

To me, it is one of the healthiest things I can speak, proclaim, to God, to other Christians, because then they understand I fear God.  I am not trying to mislead, or take advantage of anybody in this lifetime, because I understand the fear of God.  It goes back to that we reap what we sow.  

And I have had poor judgement, I will be the first to acknowledge that, in many ways.  But I have the fear of God now.  And it will make a difference in your faith. I know, according to Galatians 6:7 God is not mocked. Please look it up yourself in a King James.    

When I try to witness to people, and they knock my faith, again, they don’t know what Christ has done for me.  But I warn them, even there, be careful.  Do not mock God.  Have some fear of God, because one never knows.  And if you have offended God, through the Holy spirit, well you are in some dangerous territory.  He sees everything, knows everything we do.

But if you are a Christian, and you have no fear of God, you are missing it.  You are deceived by the devil himself.  And he started that crap with Adam and Eve, when he lied to her.  Don’t let the devil lie to you about that.

LET US HEAR THE CONCLUSION OF THE WHOLE MATTER:  FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN.  Ecclesiastes 12:13  KING JAMES. 

So I will close with these thoughts.  But I hope you are inspired, to start being a witness someone who can win souls for Christ.  To pull someone out of hells fire.  Its not easy, but you have to remember we are in a battle.  There are lost souls out there, who will not know Christ, unless you tell them to turn to God.  

And I know that you may not feel equipped to always speak the truth, but you have to try.  You cannot go silent.  You have to use what you know, and what God has given you.  Because we will be judged by God.  I know it.  

I fear God, even just in that.  Start growing my brothers and sisters in Christ, pray, daily, read your King James bible, yes repent, but grow, so others can see so you can proclaim.  Look what the Lord has done for me.  

I tell you all of this, because I know that I know there is a God, and I will not be silent in this, enough of the devil deceiving people.  Enough of Gods glory being diminished.  Its in my heart, to try and win souls.  Is it in yours?  If not maybe, you need to start over again…

AND THEY THAT BE WISE SHALL SHINE AS THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE FIRMAMENT; AND THEY THAT TURN MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AS THE STARS FOR EVER AND EVER. DANIEL 12:3 King James.  

Blessings and love,

Elena Ramirez 

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GOD IS HEALING YOUR WOUNDS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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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.  

What a beautiful promise, from God. Thank you Lord, I sure feel like I can relate to this.  So I will receive that.  

Spiritual wounds, emotional wounds, we can get them.  We can even get them after we have been saved.  By our Lord, Jesus.  But He is not the one who wounds us. 

Wounds from people, family, friends.  

These wounds sometimes, do not manifest themselves right away, but something can trigger a wound, to be exposed, and the bleeding starts all over again.

I have dealt with emotional wounds, myself, and I have had some wounds open up again.  Where, I just seem to really be my own worse enemy.  

WOE IS ME FOR MY HURT! MY WOUND IS GRIEVIOUS; BUT I SAID TRULY THIS IS A GRIEF, AND I  MUST BEAR IT.  JEREMIAH 10:19  KJV.  

It sometimes is a  learned behavior sometimes, and well, we really do have to look at our Lord, for guidance in these matters.  We have to see, what we are doing.

For me, I am a warrior.  In a lot of ways, but I have to be so careful about that, because it is not healthy always to be in that mode.  Things sometimes have triggered that in me, and many friends, or people do not understand that, so they keep their distance, and yet I sure could use a good friend now and then.  

But at this point, lately friends seem to elude me.  I have lost a lot of friends lately, who do not want anything to do with me.  I don’t blame them.  I respect people, in the sense, that I don’t chase them either.   But that has wounded me.  

ALL MY INWARD FRIENDS ABHORRED ME: AND THEY WHOM I LOVED ARE TURNED AGAINST ME.  JOB 19:19  KJV

See, I try to offer grace with their own wounds.  But when grace is not extended to me, I can let go.  Yet, I have to study myself, and I have to see, where I have gone wrong.  And I know sometimes, I can see, that I am not flexible.  I have made mistakes in friendship. Being too blunt. And yes being blunt can hurt others.  Though, that was not my intention.  So I repent. But when you believe in something, like I do in God, I cannot compromise that.  So, it makes me lose friends.  

TO HIM THAT IS AFFLICTED PITY SHOULD BE SHEWED FROM HIS FRIEND; BUT HE FORSAKETH THE FEAR OF THE ALMIGHTY.  JOB 6:14  KJV

So, I rely on God, He is my greatest friend.  In fear of God.  But I do pray for these friends, who have seemed to have walked away from me.  

AND THE LORD TURNED THE CAPTIVITY OF JOB, WHEN HE PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS:  ALSO THE LORD GAVE JOB TWICE AS MUCH AS HE HAD BEFORE.  JOB 42:10  KJV. 

I have learned, sometimes God will use people, to help us, heal our wounds.  But sometimes, its best, to keep your distance as well from toxic people, or people, who do not understand, you’re calling, you, or your own wounds.  

When I was younger, and I had walked away from God, those were the toughest years of my life, because I did not have God in my life.  People don’t understand, when they choose to eliminate God from their life, they are actually choosing, to let the enemy in.  His goal, is to kill, steal, and destroy.   He wants to wound you.  He wants to stop the plan God has in your life.  He wants to distract you.  

We have to see, God did not intend that to be.  He intended for us, to rely on Him, to have a life abundantly, we must do things His way.  His ways, are not meant to control us, or for him to fence us in.  But when you seek Him, in obedience, it does go well.  He gives us a choice.  He is a gentleman, He does not make us do anything.  But you have to choose Him.  

I just want to encourage you to seek God.  Truly seek Him.  Stop, look at what you are doing to yourself.  Don’t let old habits in. I am writing this for myself as well today.

I feel wounded lately.   As an American, a Patriot, I have felt the need to fight. There are things going on in our nation right now with this wall, that is causing me to fight.  To fight for our country, for truth, for hypocrisy, to go away, and yet, I have to pray more.  I hate seeing people be so mean.  To our President, to others, and I hate seeing division.  So I have been fighting.  My goodness, though, it seems to bring out the worse in me lately. 

My wounds, my own personal struggles, seem to be getting in the way, and I realize only God can take care of myself, and our country.

When I realized, I needed God a few years back.  I cried out to Him.  He came to me.  I sensed, the Lord, binding my feet, putting me on His shoulder.  So I could get to know Him.  To hear His voice. I sensed Him, taking salve, and putting  it on my wounds.  Cleaning the wounds.  

Now this is something I want you to take to heart.  But He reminded me, that my problems happened, because I had walked away.  Not because He left me.  It was as if, He was teaching me the lesson, to never do that again.  And I will not.  We are like little lambs, we can wander off, but I realize for me, I will never and can never leave His side.

There is an enemy.  Who wants to distract you.  To take your eyes off of Jesus.  To look at your wounds.  Instead of God.  Then you could have a pity party, and that’s not healthy, or good for you.  Because you will be in that party all by yourself.  

We may not always understand.  But we have to do our part in obeying God.  Seeking Him.  Departing from things, people, that may not always have that sense of who God is, and let not their toxicity get in you.  Especially in those wounds that are open.  See the enemy will use people, even people you love.  

It becomes a wound.  If you are not aware of it.  I sense this for me, anyway.  

I must stay close to my Lord.  And maybe someday, like even today, I can let the Lord heal my wounds, and I can stay close to Him, and really see myself bear fruit for Him, in love as well.  

I just want to encourage you.  I know, Gods ways are not our ways.  And sometimes, we say and think, if God loved me, why do I go through these things?  

Because friend, in these times, we are tested, we can also grow, we can also change to understand, why and who He is, and sometimes, if we are not “wounded” we cannot become who we are meant to be by Him.  He prunes us.  He corrects us. Whom He loves, He corrects.  He loves me.  But sometimes it hurts.  

He loves you too.  

God bless you, I pray your wounds, are healed.  In Jesus name.  Amen. 

 

 

Elena Ramirez 

FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR BEWARE OF DIRTY SPIRITS IN 2019 ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_1905.jpegI feel and sense a word from the Lord.  So, I share it with you as well.

BEWARE OF DIRTY SPIRITS IN 2019.  A dirty spirit hmm.  What could that mean?

Well, anything or anyone that has a dirty spirit, contributes to sin.  And as Christians, we are to think, act, and carry ourselves, as Christ would. In His Holiness.  We have to be aware of dirty spirits.  Things that would pollute our spirits.  

Now, I know, we all can sin, and we all can come short of the glory of God.  But we are not to allow some things in our life.  And a “dirty spirit” can pollute one. 

So beware of it.  Beware of it, from friends, from people you know, from what you allow, or accept.  Books, movies, people you admire, etc. 

Beware of it, because the enemies goal is to steal your crown.  He wants you to miss your blessings.  He wants to deceive you, and distract you, by these dirty spirits.  He wants you to miss your assignments from God.  To serve him, instead of God.  Beware of these things.  

There are assignments from God, that has your name on them.  With blessings, you don’t want to miss these blessings. He has ordered your steps.  

For me, I know, as a warrior, I need to be careful who I may fight in the spirit.  Because they have vulgar spirits.  They have served the enemy, and yet call themselves Christians, they are wolves in sheep’s clothing.  

Even now the beginning of this year, I sense someone who I don’t know, but, does not uphold the truth.  When I see that, and yet they call themselves a Christian, I don’t want to deal with them.  I don’t like that kind of compromise, that takes away from who I can be in Christ.  They have dirty spirits.  I just sense to leave them to God, and walk away.  

From the beginning, God has called us to holiness.  He has told us, be holy, for I am holy.  Read these scriptures, and understand Gods heart, and desire for you in this.  

Leviticus 11:44 King James

FOR I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD: YE SHALL THEREFORE SANCTIFY YOURSELVES, AND YE SHALL BE HOLY: FOR I AM HOLY:  NEITHER SHALL YE DEFILE YOURSELVES WITH ANY MANNER OF CREEPING THING THAT CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH.  FOR I AM THE LORD THAT BRINGETH YOU UP OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, TO BE YOUR GOD, YE SHALL THEREFORE BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.  

LEVITICUS 20:26

AND YE SHALL BE HOLY UNTO ME:  FOR I THE LORD AM HOLY, AND HAVE SEVERED YOU FROM OTHER PEOPLE, THAT YE SHOULD BE MINE.  

This last scripture, I really sense and take to heart.  I have noticed, and yes, even in 2018, that God removed people from my life.  People that I loved.  For a few reasons, even loyalty reasons, but he took them away from me.  And I don’t go after them. 

People that do not agree with me, even in understanding how important it is to use a King James bible.  They think I over do this.

Yet again, to be holy, to be understanding of who God is, I won’t use a Bible that has been changed, added to, or deleted.  Because those who have changed it, are disobedient.  Disobedience to God in any form, can cause a “dirty spirit.”  These bibles are not holy.  Not anointed.  I don’t and won’t use them or refer to them for any reason. 

It pollutes the soul.  And they are part truth, part lie.  I want pure holy word.  Pure word, that is Holy.  For God is holy.  

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

Here in this scripture it tells us, that one can be cut off from Gods presence:

LEVITICUS 22:3 King James

SAY UNTO THEM, WHOSOEVER HE BE OF ALL YOUR SEED AMONG YOUR GENERATIONS, THAT GOETH UNTO THE HOLY THINGS, WHICH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HALLOW UNTO THE LORD, HAVING HIS UNCLEANNESS UPON HIM, THAT SOUL SHALL BE CUT OFF FROM MY PRESENCE:  I AM THE LORD.  

You have to understand, you cannot eat from the Lords table, and the table of devils.  You cannot take holy communion.  Eating, of the bread, drinking of the wine, unworthily.  You have to see, how important repentance is.  Even daily, in the evil. That is waiting like a lion, by the enemy seeking who he can devour. And even a spirit, an evil thought has come to you, and you allowed it, without rebuking it in the name of Jesus.  

It will pollute you because it is a dirty spirit.  Beware of evil dirty spirits!

I CORINTHIANS 10:21 King James

YE CANNOT DRINK THE CUP OF THE LORD, AND THE CUP OF DEVILS:  YE CANNOT BE PARTAKERS OF THE LORDS TABLE, AND OF THE TABLE OF DEVILS.  

I CORINTHIANS 11:27 

WHEREFORE WHOSOEVER SHALL EAT THIS BREAD, AND DRINK THIS CUP OF THE LORD, UNWORTHILY, SHALL BE GUILTY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF THE LORD.

These two scriptures warn us so much, how a dirty spirit, can affect you, in your walk with the Lord.  You have to be aware of these things.  As I do.

See we cannot sit at the Lords table, and then entertain ourselves with things from the devil, that will pollute our own spirits, making them dirty.  We will be guilty of taking for granted the sacrifice of Christ.  We don’t have a license to sin.  We don’t.  And I meet and talk to many Christians who think “grace” is a license or an excuse to sin, and that’s just wrong.  We need the law of God, to keep us in our place.  Or we will be deceived by dirty spirits.  

I just hope some of the things I have touched base on here, will just remind you, and yes myself, to walk in Gods truth, His love, and to avoid any kind of spirit, or anyone that does not agree with that.  

Yes walk in love with your enemies. But beware, and do not trust those who have burned you.  

It can come from so many places.  We have to be so much more submitted to God.  Resisting the devil, and fleeing from sin, ourselves.  

We have to.  If we want to please our Lord, if we truly want clean robes of righteousness, we have to avoid dirty spirits.

Happy New year, may our Lord, guide you, and yes pray about this.  Seek to be holy, in the sight of God.  It will make such a difference in the way you live.  In the way you think.  In who you can be in Christ.  You will find, you have hope, a desire, to serve God, because you are trying to stay away from dirty spirits.  

It will give you mercy, compassion, and grace as well.  You see, again, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  But you don’t throw your pearls to swine, and you do not compromise who you are in Christ, because He died for your sins, that you are now saved from.  He paid the price for your salvation.  

Don’t take it for granted by allowing any kind of dirty spirit in your soul.  

Like I say; “Repentance, each day, will keep the devil away.” So, he will not have a legal right to attack you, because you allowed the presence of God to depart.  Think about that.   Keep your spirit clean in 2019, by obeying God.  

In our Lords name, Jesus Christ.

 

Elena Ramirez 

REFLECTING ON WHO CHRIST IS THIS CHRISTMAS DAY 2018 ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4347.jpegIt is Christmas day, I just put my turkey in the oven.  And had some coffee with hubby.  Our son, is in the next room sleeping.  We will open our humble presents later.  We did not go all out, buying lots of gifts for a couple of reasons.  But we are content, we know why.

My tree is humble.  I did not put up our big tree, for a couple of reasons.  But I feel Christmas in my heart.

I feel it, because of Christ.  I feel it because I know, truly the reason for the season, is because of who He is.   And I was thinking, of how yes, He came, with angels announcing Him, and a star that guided wise men, to seek Him.  The saying is true.  Wise men still seek Him.

Luke 2:10-14 King James, is a great gift of scriptures, because it tell us about His holy birth.  

AND THE ANGEL SAID UNTO THEM, FEAR NOT:  FOR BEHOLD I BRING YOU GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY, WHICH SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE.  FOR UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY IN THE CITY OF DAVID A SAVIOR, WHICH IS CHRIST THE LORD.  AND THIS SHALL BE A SIGN UNTO YOU:  YE SHALL FIND THE BABE WRAPPED IN SWADDLING CLOTHES, LYING IN A MANGER.  AND SUDDENLY THERE WAS WITH THE ANGEL A MULTITUDE OF THE HEAVENLY HOST PRAISING GOD AND SAYING.  GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN.  

In these King James scriptures so much is said about what God is trying to tell us.  To give us good tidings, but to announce who Christ is,  to give us a sign.  And to remind us to always praise God.  I do even here.  Lord, I praise you, and thank you Lord Jesus.  And yes to have good will toward people.  I will elaborate on that, but even here, yes I do.

See, because if you do seek and praise Him, you do become wise.  But there are ways, and principles of God, that cannot be compromised when you seek Him. He is the way, the truth, and life.  But you have to do things His way, in His truth, for truly life abundantly. To give Him glory.   

I actually have learned in the way, it is in the Bible one may use.  It just goes to show that the King James is over 400 years old.  Its holy, and anointed.  It has power.  When I read His word, I feel and sense it is Gods voice.  Not another, who disobeyed, God in this, and corrupted His word, by changing it, deleting it, or adding to it.  

So, this morning, as I share this verse.  I want you to think about who Jesus was, and is.  See even though, He went on the cross for us, and died, He is alive.  He was resurrected.  He went to hell, and got the keys, from the devil.  So we can be free.

He is as alive as you and I, if we sat down and talked.  This is why I have relationship with Christ.  I do not have a religion. 

But here is one gift, He gives us, I want you to reflect on.  By His stripes we are healed.  Isaiah 53:5.  King James.  

BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES;  THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM, AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.  

I know He can heal anybody or anything really.  And I know this for myself, because He has healed me physically, on many an occasion, but also spiritually.  I truly know this.  Because I was so very lost, so very broken, and yes still broken in some ways, that I will not elaborate on.  

But it does not hold me back any more.  I accept that there can still be some healing.  In my lifetime. I don’t limit God, and I know I just must trust Him.  

But I want you to understand, when you are healed spiritually, you truly can sense your salvation.  You get an understanding, of what was, and is, but what can be with Christ.  I am happy this morning spiritually, and truly the joy of who He is, is in my heart, mind and soul.  Healed.  Its Christmas morning, glory to God!

I just thought, why He came.  Yes, to save us.  To be the answer to sin, to take our sins, to cleanse us of the curse of sin.  But to heal us.  

The world, so tries to tempt us, with this or that, and the enemy knows that.  I have not always been perfect in such matters, and I have had poor judgement, even with people.  

In fact, I had a “scrooge dream” of sorts last night.

I dreamt of a friend, that I thought was a friend in Christ.  I loved this lady dearly.  For many years, I thought we were sisters in Christ.  

Well, we did have a parting of ways, over a year ago, and I have written here about it, now and then, and I have tried to let go of it, but I think I am now healed from that friendship. 

I dreamt, I was very angry with her in my dream.  I was so angry, that if I could, I would have slapped her.  I told her, that, and exactly how she hurt me, and then I dreamt a door bell rang, and I woke up.  

It made me think that I must still have held great resentment for her actions, but I saw how ugly it made me feel.  It was like God was telling me that He was taking that hurt away, and to just let it go.  I thought, I had, but obviously my dream told me differently.  The door bell, I heard was a warning, I believe to let it go in His love.  

It was a Christmas dream that released me.  Because I do not ever want to be that way, with anybody.  I want to obey God, in forgiveness, and His love.  So, I am letting it go.  By even writing it here.  I am letting go of what I felt.  It is done, over, and a lesson of life.  I pray God bless her, as I go on. 

So, I truly believe one of my gifts of healing spiritually, is for me to be healed.  From that friendship.  The sense of betrayal I felt from her.  Even to God.  That I sensed from her, in choices she made that made me feel a Judas spirit and a Jezebel spirit. When I think of her actions.  See, if you play dumb, you will be dumb.  And she did do that, on occasion, but I always extended grace.  But she could not do that for me. We cannot change people, only Christ can change us.  

But I sense that today, I sense that, for many reasons, with great anticipation, and hope.  

I feel free, in Christ.  I feel hope, and love, and joy, and my trust in our Lord is so sweet.  

I sense the baby Jesus in my heart, to make my life, more innocent again, like a child like faith.  I hate sin.  I hate, what sin, can do, when we allow it in our lives.  I know the difference.  I know what Christ has taught me, but I just long for His presence as my present.  This whole week has been a lesson, in so many ways, that I have felt conviction to do this or that.  

I know by His stripes, I am healed.  Physically and spiritually.  I praise God, and give Him glory.  May you have a blessed Christmas.  

I know we all can have different reflective moments of who He is.  That the star that shined, above to guide those wise men, can shine for you. But you have to ponder on Him.  You have to be like those wise men, who seek Him.  You have to see, that there are things that will try to distract you from Him.  But don’t let anybody, or anything, separate you from the true love of God, that can only come from Christ.  

Merry Christmas, and happy New year.  

In Christ, 

 

Elena Ramirez 

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT GODS TIMING ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2So it is, Friday, a couple of days before Christmas Eve.  2018. And I am sort of in a crunch for time, because I have been so distracted with something.  

And I won’t say what.  But, I actually thought, Christmas Eve was going to be next week Wednesday, and no its not, its going to be this coming Monday.  And I have so much to do, but I have been distracted.  I have been distracted with a plan, a hope and a desire, I have had for a long time.  

And I have a really great friend, I was planning on spending some time with, before the holiday, but time won’t allow it.  Because I am so disorganized right now.  

She is really understanding, so that’s great. We will get together God willing, a day or so, after Christmas.  

But it just made me think about Gods timing.  And how we may anticipate something, or plan something, but it is always in Gods hands.

And we know, nothing is promised. As far as time is concerned. But we can pray.  And I have been praying about this matter, I am distracted in.

And I just realized with faith, that I can let go.  I can let God.  I can trust Him, to bring it all together.  I just realized that His timing is not my timing.  That He controls time, that He is the way, the truth, and the life.  John 14:6.  King James.  He can control everything.  

And so, because I always try to share what I go though, not for you to look at me, but to look at Jesus, I write this, because maybe it can help someone.  

See, He orders our footsteps.  

THE STEPS OF A GOOD MAN ARE ORDERED BY THE LORD: AND HE DELIGHTETH IN HIS WAY.  PSALMS 37:23  King James.

And you know, I have seen that so often.  And even when distractions sometimes come by and take you off course, just keep your eyes on Jesus.  Just keep looking at Him.  

When a distraction comes, I am so submitted to God, even more so now, that I just say, “Thy will be done.  Lord, you know why.”  And He does.  But my trust in Him, is so strong right now.  I love it.  

THY KINGDOM COME.  THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. MATTHEW 6:10 KJV.  

I cannot count the times, when He has distracted me for my own good.  

Why get in a frenzy over something sometimes, we cannot control?  Why force things?  Why get frustrated? I am so trying to keep the peace of God, though that I see, there are things, I need to avoid.  Things that may get me off course.  Things that are toxic, and so I have to avoid that, with strife, etc.   

But, it goes as well, to know, what ever it is you are praying for.  Don’t try and rush it.  Don’t try to make it happen, if it is not meant to be.  See, God may have a different plan.  So, that is a lot of trust.  But I have it. 

See, we can do that.  I know, I have. Yes be diligent in that matter.  But combine your faith, with what you can do, so God can get the glory in the matter.  And thats what I long for even in this thing.  That I can say, and share, “God the glory is all yours.  Look what you have done for me.” 

But I just have such a sweet sense of peace about this, right now, that He will make it happen.  Yes, I have prayed about it, for a while now, and so, He knows the desire of my heart.  He promises to give that, if we delight ourselves in Him.  

And you know, just knowing that He knows, gives me delight in Him.  I used to wonder how do I delight myself in Him?  But now I know, for me, its just knowing who He is, that gives me delight. 

DELIGHT THYSELF ALSO IN THE LORD: AND HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART.  Psalms 37:4  King James.  

I guess, I just want to say, even here, that I see how obedience to God, plays such an important part, in even timing….

And to be honest, I don’t see many messages on obedience, so I do implement it here, concerning His timing.

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

Because He is watching us.  He is looking at how we deal with things.  Whether or not love is evident, or whether or not, we are humble, even on a daily basis and repenting.  Avoiding strife, etc.  We have to be mindful of obedience. 

And there is a level of maturity, when you realize how important it is to please Him, even in our faith.  And I know, about “How To Have Faith.” Because well I wrote the book on faith.  I lost faith here and there, but I do have it now, and I have it now greatly.  God is able.

BUT WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM:  FOR HE THAT COMETH TO GOD MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS, AND THAT HE IS A REWARDER OF THEM THAT DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.  Hebrews 11:6  King James. 

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So I feel hopeful, and I know He can do all things.  Friend, it is the greatest sense when you just realize who He is.  And that He always has our best interests at heart.  I guess, thats one more reason why I love my Lord.  My sweet Jesus.  Grateful for my salvation, and I never want to take my Lord for granted.  

Hope this inspires you.  Just keep trusting God in the timing of the matter you are praying for.  But make sure you are praying.  And keep on praying. Whatever it is, God can make a way.

May you have a blessed, and beautiful Christmas.  Enjoy it, and count your blessings grateful.  It is nice to have gifts.  But you know His presence, is the greatest present you can receive.  And if you have that, you have everything!

God has beautiful timing.  After all long ago, He sent His son, so we all could be saved, if we believe, repent, and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior.  

Because He has the time ordained, even for His return. And one does not want to miss the timing of that, in His rapture of the body of Christ. 

Blessings, and love,

In Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez 

BEING OFFENDED BY GODS TRUTH WILL BLOCK YOUR BLESSINGS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


 

 

I AM NOT TRYING TO BRAG BUT I KNOW GOD PERSONALLY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0424.jpegI am not trying to brag but I do know God personally.  And one of the reasons, I know He exists, is because He corrects me.  

I have known Him, for many years.  I remember, I knew Him, as a little girl.  I was fascinated with Him, loved Him, talked to Him, I even used to write to Him as a child.  But then when I grew up more, my expectation was different.  He is not a genie.  He does not give us everything we want, and He has his standards.  He did not do that for me. 

I stopped believing in Him, for a while.

Those were the darkest, years of my life.  I stopped our relationship, it wasn’t Him, it was me.  

One time, over forty years ago….I was getting high, won’t say on what, but it was bad for me.  I saw the evil one.  It told me, if I was seeing him, the evil one, I was doing something wrong.  I began searching for God again.  I thought then, if I saw the evil one, why wasn’t I seeing who God is?  It was not rocket science.  There is evil in this world, so there must be good, and God, and because of that, I began searching for God, because He was hiding from me.  Yes, I said it, God hides.  He tests us.  

AND I WILL SURELY HIDE MY FACE IN THAT DAY FOR ALL THE EVILS WHICH THEY SHALL HAVE WROUGHT, IN THAT THEY ARE TURNED UNTO OTHER gods.  Deuteronomy 31:18  KJV.  

See, if we are not seeking God, and only God, we will be making something an idol.  We will not be giving Him, all our love, attention, honor and respect.  He requires it, and only Him, are we to serve.  He is a jealous God.  

I was not doing that, which was right in His sight.  I lived between the world, and God, walking a fine line on a fence.  I saw the error of my ways.  I think thats why I have grown.  But I don’t take my relationship with Him for granted.  I know we reap what we sow.  I know, because I have reaped harsh lessons.  Harsher things, then your average person.  I won’t say, what, but God knows.  

But through it all, He always has been there.  And when I seek Him, He reveals Himself to me.  Shows me, things.  Gives me discernment, understanding.  Joy, hope.  Provision.  But I don’t search for His hand, I search for His face.  I search to please Him.  

I remember when He showed me, not to ask for money, for my ministry.  Because I did.  I thought all of these pastors, ask for money, I should as well.  But He showed me how wrong that was.  That it would pollute the work I would do for Him, so I don’t ask for money, and in fact, even though, I have written three books, I don’t peddle myself or His word.   I try to help others freely in this.   

I know, when I don’t please Him.  I try not to get puffed up, with anything He gives me, or shows me but sometimes, I do come off harsh, and well, He puts me in my place.  I accept it.  I know, my faults, I know where I can go wrong.  I have been rebellious, I understand that.  

He taught me the difference between religion and relationship with Him.  Religion, is rules, regulations, traditions rituals made by men or groups.  I don’t have that.  I have relationship, with my Lord, and it is very sweet.  To know Him.  Based on what He did on that cross for me, but my part is to obey, love Him, and seek Him.  He will do the rest.  But I don’t abuse grace.  I know it came at a high cost.  I have my part.  

I know His laws.  And many don’t get this, but God is a legal God.  If you have been taught this phony baloney about grace, only, you are being deceived.  You do not have a license to sin, by grace.  

The only law we are free from is the law of sin, and death.  

FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.  ROMANS 8:2  KJV.  

And if you really want happiness heed this scripture as well.  

WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH:  BUT HE THAT KEEPETH THE LAW, HAPPY IS HE.  PROVERBS 29:18  KJV.  

We are free from the law of sin and death. Not His commandments.  Not His laws.  He did not flip flop from the Old Testament, to the New Testament.  Christ did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it.  

THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, OR THE PROPHETS:  I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY BUT TO FULFIL.  MATTHEW 5:17  KJV.  

But I know who He is, and He shows me the beauty of who He is.  In small and little things, as well as big things.  But when anything I sense darkness in, or there is no light, I know to go back and repent.  

Repentance is one of the sweetest things He has taught me.  To be humble, not proud.  Daily repentance, keeps my slate clean.  

His word, my King James bible, brings light.  I remember when He showed me the difference between Bibles.  

I had a strange situation, once, where, someone was plagiarizing my poems.  I used to write poems, by the hundreds.  They were called a “Prayer of Hope”.  They were scripture, and a poem, and a prayer.  I have them on file.  Maybe someday I will publish them again.  I don’t think too many are on the internet, because a network, I had them on, destroyed the files. 

Anyway, in this situation, someone plagiarized me.  A woman, was claiming my poems, and saying she wrote them.  She did not even try and change them, she took them in total format. I was so upset.  God spoke to my heart, and told me, I understand.  You see, when someone takes my word, they plagiarize my thoughts, and it bothers me too, but its only the devil.  He promised to take care of it for me.  It released me.  

I thought that was strange, that he told me that, but then He began to show me, how different bible versions, were being plagiarized and how the devil was in the deception.  See, Gods word is holy, and when we search in there, and disregard bible verses, that tell us not to change add, or delete Gods word, that is disobedience.  The anointing will not be there.  

Any way, God showed me that.  Those verses, just for the sake of your understanding is…. Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5-6, and Revelation 22:18-19, that actually warns someone will not be allowed to the Holy city, and could have their name removed from the book of life.  Nothing to be messing with.  Get a King James.

Anyway, I can write so much more about who God is.  But I just know, I love Him, and I know I am human, I make mistakes, but I do try and serve Him, with all my heart, soul, and being.  I never want anybody to follow me, but to follow Christ.  If I show you something, I just pray God gets the glory, and will give you the desire to seek Him.  

See, He is very real.  I know it.  I actually get a little indignant, when someone says He is a fable, or make believe.  He is not.  They have not walked in my shoes.  They do not know what He has done for me.  But He has been there.  Saved me, spoke things to my heart.  

He actually introduced me to my husband.  Years ago, I was at a night club.  I wanted to leave.  The Lord spoke so clearly in my ear, He said, “don’t go.”  It kind of shocked me.  Moments after that, I met my husband.  And it is another prayer answered.   The many times, He has answered my prayers.  I cannot even count them.  But I will seek Him.  In prayer.  

He has come to my rescue so many times.  Healed me, so many times.  Taught me things.  He is beautiful.  I sense His spirit even now.  Encouraging me.   But yes strict with me, but I go with the flow now.  

I don’t fight it.  I know when it will be all done with for me on this earth, He will reach out for me.  I know it.  But while I am here on earth, I want to do all I can for His Kingdom.  I want to reach out to the lost, I want to give someone understanding.  But I won’t accept anyone mocking Him, or my relationship with Him.  I can walk away from that.  And I have.  

And I know if I kneel before Him, I can stand before anyone.  I know He is not a respecter of persons.  So that gives me confidence, no matter who they are.  I have seen him come against my enemies.  I won’t say how, but He has been my defense.  

I try to be loyal to God, if I offended Him, that would just grieve me.  Knowing what He did on the cross for me.  I don’t take my salvation for granted.  I fear God.  He taught me that as well.  So even though, I boast in Him, I do not take anything for granted.  

Yes, I know Him, I am not trying to brag.  But I know Him personally.  I just pray to bless Him.  

MY SOUL SHALL MAKE HER BOAST IN THE LORD:  THE HUMBLE SHALL HEAR THEREOF AND BE GLAD.  PSALMS 34:2  KJV. 

Well anyway, just sharing some of my thoughts today.  I am so grateful.  What a mighty God I serve.  He has taught me to love, and forgive others.  So poison won’t stay in my soul.  

Anyway….I hope you know Him too.  I want to encourage you.  No matter what you are going through, God can get you through.  He can write a new page for you.  But make sure you are on the same page with Him, in a King James.  

Blessings, and love, 

 

Elena Ramirez