I probably, could write a book on this. Rebuking. I have done enough fighting in my lifetime, physical and spiritual to know the tactics of the enemy.
And the many ways, we should learn to rebuke.
But, I will for now, just reserve that thought, until I get a prompting from God, or even my readers. Because I will not move until God gives me direction. I will not cast my pearls to swine, and I will not do something this great, without the anointing. I need to see the favor. I need to see, the plan of God, directing me, or even someone to give me a book deal. I need to see the anointing.
So I rebuke, the obstacles that get in the way of that, even here.
And I guess that leads me to write this, because so many of us as Christians, do not realize the authority, we have in rebuking. And I see it so clear lately.
We need to learn…But we need to teach ourselves, through the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
We can get lost, in our own battles, in our own way of thinking. If we do not utilize Christ as the way, the truth, and life.
Jesus did it. He rebuked.
AND JESUS REBUKED THE DEVIL: AND HE DEPARTED OUT OF HIM: AND THE CHILD WAS CURED FROM THAT VERY HOUR. Matthew 17:18 King James
And he taught us, that we have an authority in Jesus name. We have power from heaven above to speak things, into the natural atmosphere, but also into the supernatural atmosphere.
We can rebuke people, thoughts, and it just reminds me, that we do not always battle against flesh, and blood, but authorities in high places. But the enemy uses people. So rebuke someone, when it does not line up with the Holy word of God. I do more then ever! Courage….
But I briefly, want to touch on rebuking in our minds. You see the battle is in the mind. What you think is usually the outcome. And there is some negative thinking out there. Again, I remind you from a few previous posts, I wrote even here, beware of subliminal messages. They are all over. That try to inundate you, to make you feel powerless. People get some junk out there, and they think its true.
But does it line up with the Holy word, of a King James bible?
When you have battles in the mind, doubt creeps in. Fear comes in, IF you let it. Do you see that key word… “IF”?
Aren’t you tired of being sick and tired? Not seeing any progress. I am no longer going to be tired, I am going to do something about it, even if it is just in my mind. I am not going to give into defeat. I am not going to believe, I am not going to make progress. I am not going to believe reports. If my Bible says otherwise. I am not. My bible says, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, and I believe it.
I KNOW THAT I KNOW WHO GOD IS, AND I REBUKE THE DEVIL IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AND BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS I PLEAD!
You have to take captive these thoughts, whatever they may be. You must bring them to the obedience of Christ. You must if you want a victory…..
Get the mind of Christ….Not the worlds. Not another Christian leader, not some pawn of the enemy. Get the mind of Christ. But you have to go for it, discipline yourself, and stop being lazy.
I have faith, in God, truth is, I have not always have had faith in me. But the beginning is knowing who He is. Knowing He is not mocked. How just a little doubt can make you go without. So I rebuke, doubt. I rebuke anything that tries to overwhelm me in my thinking. I rebuke it. I kick it away, like a tin can, and say, with the power of God, that tells me I can remove mountains be gone! This gives me confidence, because greater is He that is in me, then he that is in the world.
I am not going to give you a books worth of thought, but a seed here. Which again, may grow into a book. We will see…
But be mindful of your thoughts. Be mindful to claim holy King James word. Be mindful of your words, that stop the progress. Be mindful of how you treat people. Or even God….He is not mocked. He hates pride, but lifts up the humble. So be careful how you rebuke. Be careful love is in it….Love of God first!
Be mindful, to obey God, in your prayer, by knowing how to rebuke, remember, Christ told us, whatsoever we bind on earth, will be bound. Whatsoever we release in his name, will be released. When you are in that state of sadness, depression, defeat, whatever, rebuke it!
In the name of Jesus.
Start taking your authority. Be bold, be courageous, don’t wimp out! Don’t have a pity party! Pick yourself up by your boot straps, put on your armor of God, and rebuke in the name of Jesus! LEARN!
I humbly admit, I don’t know it all…but I know who God is. And I know, He can teach me, He has. But you have to want to learn. Stop walking around like a zombie. Stop, just accepting defeat, as the way. Its not the way of Christ…..
You have an assignment, look up King James scriptures on the word REBUKE. And then meditate on them, memorize them, gain strength, hide them in your heart for the time you need them…..
AND THE LORD SAID UNTO SATAN, THE LORD REBUKE THEE, O SATAN, EVEN THE LORD THAT HATH CHOSEN JERUSALEM REBUKE THEE; IS NOT THIS A BRAND PLUCKED OUT OF THE FIRE? ZECHARIAH 3:2 KING JAMES.
PREACH THE WORD; BE INSTANT IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON, REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE. II TIMOTHY 4:2 KING JAMES.
AND DAVID WENT OUT TO MEET THEM, AND ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM, IF YE BE COME PEACEABLY UNTO ME TO HELP ME, MINE HEART SHALL BE KNIT UNTO YOU: BUT IF YE BE COME TO BETRAY ME TO MINE ENEMIES, SEEING THERE IS NO WRONG IN MINE HANDS, THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS LOOK THEREON, AND REBUKE IT. I CHRONICLES 12:17. KING JAMES
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
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Do you ever sometimes, feel helpless, when people say mean things, and you don’t want to argue, but you know you should say something, but you don’t?
Well there is wisdom in that.
But, there are times wisdom should give you the boldness, the utterance, to stand and speak against something, or someone, a thought, an ideology, because it is wrong.
There is something fascinating, about sometimes seeing someone speak their mind. And even if it shocks you sometimes, you may admire someone, who does do that. Or be in shock, because they did, and you have no words, for that.
Timing is everything, because if the moment goes, and you don’t speak for or against that, you could lose your chance. I often pray for wisdom in this. Because there are some things, no matter what you say in return, it won’t matter.
Yet there are times, you cannot be so passive, or naive not to say something, because it gives someone with a bully mentality, permission to keep doing something like that.
I always look at the root of why someone, says something, or does not. And it always comes down, to what kind of spirit do they have? Is it love? Which comes from God. Or is it hate, which comes from the enemy, the devil?
I have asked God for discernment, to know when to speak. To know when I should take and use the authority, God gives me. I have not fine tuned this, but I do pray, for wisdom. Because there are some things, you have to say, in the name of Jesus, that is wrong, when people say some of the things they do.
But, may I add, God can fine tune me.
I just know, as an American, I have freedom of speech, and so I use it. I will not let people intimidate me, or try to make me feel insecure, by my race, and I guess I am writing this, because yesterday, just by my name they tried to use a racial insult, to try and do that, and I told them who I am.
As an American, and as someone who understands and knows the Constitution, etc. But someone, who has mastered the English language, that kind of slant against me, would not work. I will not let people tell me I don’t have that right, just because of my race.
No matter what the situation, with God, you can speak up. And you get courage, you get wisdom, and you call it for what it is.
But I tell you, because I have learned this…..Glory to God!
If you bow before God, you can stand in front of anyone.
PRAYING ALWAYS WITH ALL PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION IN THE SPIRIT, AND WATCHING THEREUNTO WITH ALL PERSEVERANCE AND SUPPLICATION FOR ALL SAINTS; AND FOR ME, THAT UTTERANCE MAY BE GIVEN UNTO ME, THAT I MAY OPEN MY MOUTH BOLDLY, TO MAKE KNOWN THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL. FOR WHICH I AM AN AMBASSADOR IN BONDS; THAT THEREIN I MAY SPEAK BOLDLY, AS I OUGHT TO SPEAK.
EPHESIANS 6:18-20 KING JAMES.
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I do endorse, Ted Cruz for President of the United States. Who am I, to make such a proclamation? Well, before I express, why I think Ted Cruz, is the best candidate, you need to understand me a little bit.
You see, I am not famous. I am not a great accomplished person, by any means. Who cares, why I would endorse him? But, I can tell you I am a Christian. A person, who was lost, but now found. A person, who hit the bottom of the barrel. Who realized, I needed a savior. Jesus Christ, is my savior. He gave His life, for me. So I could be free from the penalty of sin. He is someone, who gave me a sense of right and wrong, from my King James Bible. And prayer, has been my way to communicate, with my Lord, for guidance.
I also see that in Ted Cruz, he is a man of God, who seeks God.
I am an American. Fourth generation. Hispanic. That means, my ancestors were born and raised here. It may also give insight, that I have indigenous roots here, in this land, because of my heritage.
So, I love the United States. I love this country. The home of the brave. I am so grateful to all the men and women, who have fought, to keep this country free. So it grieves me, when I see, that there are some, who do not respect, or understand how important it is to get the right leader to guide us as a country. There are some, who truly want to change who we are, as a nation. And all that we stand for.
I understand, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. I understand, how things have changed in this country. I am in my sixties. I was born in the fifties, raised from the Eisenhower era, and my parents shared, many atrocities against Hispanics, at this time. People fearful, for just being in this country. Legal and illegal were questioned. But my parents shared examples of discrimination, and even being denied service at restaurants. And they were American citizens. So, I pray, we would not go back to that kind of ideology, that discriminates.
When I grew up, we had a sense of patriotism. We had respect, for our flag. For prayer. For freedom of speech. For values, that made us the great nation that we are. We were able to pray, at school. We were able to sing about Christ our savior, in the many Christmas programs I was in. We did not have to worry if we offended atheists. Freedom of speech was our right, according to the Constitution. I see that changing, sadly. And I want us to keep that right.
Ted Cruz, a politician, is someone, the only one, I have seen, who is a fighter. He fights for the innocent, he fights for the Constitution, he fights for truth. Like, those babies, that are being destroyed, because of a service that is available, to take life. He is pro-life.
He understands, the laws. He is educated. He is a hard worker. He is eloquent, and what I sense more about him, is that he is someone who carries himself with integrity and honor. With class.
He gets this sense of guidance of values, from God almighty. He seeks God. He prays. I have seen him pray, with others. I have seen him, bring a sense of truth, because he does know Gods truth. I heard his testimony, of how he found Jesus Christ, because his own father, saw the error of his ways, and accepted Christ.
I don’t see a phony Christian here. A wolf in “sheeps clothing.” I don’t see, someone, who is pandering to evangelicals, and saying he is a Christian, yet has not asked for forgiveness. From God almighty. He does not hate. He does not hit below the belt. He does not try to discredit people, or get into dirty fighting. He is not mean spirited. He is not someone who hates to get even. Or says demented questionable things. He is a gentleman. With a temperament, that has control. That does not fly off, course, he is steady.
These things mean a lot to me. In just choosing friends. Ted does not know me. I am just someone who sees him from afar, and admires, integrity. But I am a friend, a sister in Christ. I follow Christ, not people. And I have a sense of what a true Christian is. Someone who wants to vote for our leader with a moral compass of truth.
Ted, said, early in his campaign, you will know them by their fruit. That means, you will know someone by what they do, how they do it, and when they do it. And what source of spirit this comes from. God or the devil? This is King James scriptural.
WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM. Matthew 7:20. King James Bible.
This is something, God gives us as discernment. But you have to ask in prayer. To see, people, for who they really are. And I pray the American public, sees, especially now how important it is to pray. To get the right man or woman in office. Time is of the essence. We are on the wrong track right now. But without the guidance from God, we could self-destruct as a nation. And I pray that is not the case.
More then ever, we need to see the fruit of someone. I don’t base this on emotion, or desperation, but actually seeing how someone carries himself. His history, his track record. He is a family man. A man, who loves his wife, and daughters. He loves this nation. He is not just looking for power, but I believe by the guidance from God, is someone who can guide us, and get us out of the mess we are in. He is someone, who can make a “wrong right”.
As an American, just your average American, who tries to live by the laws of the land, who struggles, like most of you, to stretch a dollar, to just live a clean, good life, and I wonder, why our country has changed? I wonder how we can make it, when you are forced to buy health insurance, that is so expensive, and where just the cost of living has gone up. I cringe when I shop at the high prices, but wages are not going up, and it is a struggle, to live, in this great nation.
I see there are some who do not honor our laws. That do not honor our flag, or our veterans, who give so much, to serve this country. Where has our moral compass gone? We don’t see with eyes, that sees the fruit of someone. We see, the color of someone. We see how beautiful they are. Or how rich they are, and this is what we want to use to determine who should be the President of this great land? We don’t see where we are going. By choosing, wrong. By voting wrong.
Ted Cruz is a true “conservative”. That word really seems to evade many people, not understanding, its true meaning. He does not flip flop on issues. He does not support people that are questionable, or ideals, that are against the laws of God, or even the laws of this land. Its not about money to Ted. Its about doing that which is right. He is consistent. Isn’t that what we want in a leader?
So to conclude this thought…I am just a writer, a Christian writer, who serves God. Who wants to be on the same page with God in this. So I tell others, by what I write, according to truth, and a Holy and anointed word, that is the King James Bible. By showing the discrepancies, of other corrupted bibles. According to scripture. (See Revelation 22:18-19, from a King James)
This is my calling. So God may be glorified. So others, can know Christ as Lord and savior. To get answers according to Gods truth. To educate them that there are corrupted bibles, so they can be on the same page with God. To be free, because I understand, what it feels like to be lost.
And I do that freely, because I see the need. I see the need right now, to say something for Ted Cruz. To ask you, to look deep within your conscience. To look at the direction we are going in. To pray, for the right leader. Pray NOW!
I endorse Ted Cruz, and pray for him, and his family, for our nation. I pray for America to find its way. May God, give us all discernment, at this time, to choose wisely. Choose Ted Cruz.
And with this last thought, remember what we say even on our currency, “In God we trust.” Ted is trus~ted.”
We pray, God bless America, but we should see, we need to bless God. I know, that I know, Ted Cruz would do that. Just by who he is….
Blessings, and love,
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Playing the race card, makes you a racist. And if you play that card, don’t be surprised, if the door swings back and hits you.
Sadly, we look at someone who is a racist, and we hate, the injustice of it. Usually, it is because someone, who is mean spirited, and hateful, that does terrible things to others. Because of their race. Do you see the full circle of it? It causes hate. Which is not good.
Well, the sad thing, is when you start demanding your rights, because of your race. And you pull out that race card. Whether good, or bad, for your race, it is the same principle. It makes you a racist. I don’t care, what color you are. That makes you a racist.
Hollywood, right now, is having a boycott. During the Academy Awards. By two famous, married actors. And other high profile personalities. Because of their race. Because they did not get recognized. Did you notice I am not mentioning them by their race?
I am not in hollywood. I don’t play by those politics. Or rules of engagement. But, my goodness, what a gifted actor he is, and what a beautiful woman she is. And they have had more opportunities, then me, or even the average person.
I have always fought discrimination. But in a different way. By trying to make myself a better person. By being a Christian. By learning the characteristics and ways of my God, and His Son, our Lord Jesus.
I am Hispanic. The stereo types of my nationality, of my race, have always put me at a disadvantage, when it comes to ignorant people. From looking at you, to see if you only speak Spanish. Or stereo type you by wearing a sombrero, or whatever. When people even address, you by your name, and tell you, if you are “legal” you should vote for a certain person.
This just happened to me yesterday. Where I was in a discussion, on a political post. For Ted Cruz. And I called that person out, and I gave them a piece of my mind. I write out conversations often to record my quotes, and thoughts, and this is what I said in this one.:
“Go somewhere else, another country! With that discrimination, that is just like “the candidate you support running for office.” But how dare you tell me this by my name! Let me inform you, educate you. You moron. I am an American. Fourth generation. That means my ancestors were Americans by birth. It also means I am probably more American because of my indigenous roots. This is what is wrong with your candidates agenda and fools that follow that kind of agenda. You are prejudiced, and it shows. I have nothing further to say to your lack of class and intelligence. Have a nice day.”
My response, and I can say it myself. Sounds harsh. Maybe not even the Christian way. I am a Christian but I am not perfect. And I understand the injustice of racism. My parents, told me at an early age, what racism did to them being in the Eisenhower era, and he rounded up Hispanics. And shipped them back to Mexico.
I have seen myself, being denied, respect, by my race, even in the Corporate business world. And yes, it makes me angry. But even though I may get angry, and I may give you a piece of my mind, I still want to take a higher road. And sadly, yes, there are many ignorant, prejudiced people. Who hate. They hate by the race, by the package someone comes in.
Martin Luther King, had a beautiful thought, when he said, and I am paraphrasing, “I want to be judged by the integrity, and character of who I am”. He was a man of God. And I know with compassion, because history tells us, of so many atrocities, that have been done because of race. My heart breaks when I see, how it destroys someones confidence, because of mean people who are racists. It is ugly.
So many, have actually used genocide, to wipe away a people, a culture, a race. Jews, suffered greatly because of this. But they don’t hate. Now, what they do, is defend themselves as they should, but they don’t put people down. They are a good example of what to do as well. They fight back now.
And if you have to fight, then fight right, by doing what is right in the sight of God. God is love. And we are to have the characteristics of Christ in love.
But scripture also tells us, He is not a respecter of persons. Maybe, if I did not have my American upbringing, knowing the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and my Christian upbringing, I may have just not said anything. I may have let that lady mock me, and insult me. But something rose in me, because I know God is not a respecter of persons.
Acts 10:34 King James. THEN PETER OPED HIS MOUTH, AND SAID, OF A TRUTH I PERCEIVE THAT GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS:
That means, He loves us all the same. He looks at what we do, if we have accepted Christ as Lord and savior. He looks, to see, if we repent. For we ALL sin, we all come short of the glory of God. He looks at our souls. What do we have in our souls? And if you are a racist, maybe you should see, by His example, that you should repent.
So why should we be racists? Why should any of us, take that kind of vision, that does not come from God? Especially even now, I see it in this political campaigns of some.
For even our King James bibles, and history tell us of wars, between people, and cultures.
Do I want to engage in battle, over racial issues? No.
And I think we have a choice. But we better look at who we like, why we like them, and are we someone, who wants to demand and play the racist card, because of race?
I will defend you, if I see someone discriminated by their race. Thats just my nature. The big sister, who did not have a big sister to defend her. But I like that same kind of defense. We need to look out for one another. We need to speak up. We need to say, thats wrong. Especially if we are Christians.
I hope Hollywood, finds some kind of peace in this, but, again, I can only speak for myself. I am a writer, I am a Christian writer. I am an American. Born and raised.
But none of that means anything, unless I can write. And prove it to God and others, that I write to serve my God. But its not by the race card, I am playing to get recognition, or to even get a job. Or getting a book deal.
Its by knowing what God says by my King James bible. A true and holy word, that is not corrupted by men, or publishers. It is…Applying it to my life, and to others. Anything else is vanity. Its being puffed up, and it is not worthy of recognition.
For, it is taking, a gift of words, a knowledge that I have strived to learn, and commanding them to good use, for the Kingdom of God.
With love, for myself, for you, for others….
Just as I am now, with….
Just my thoughts.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
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I know, I have written a few things on forgiveness, but I want to take this in a different direction. And that is learning to release someone in forgiveness, by telling them so.
Have you ever apologized to someone, and you know you made a mistake, and so you apologized, but they did not acknowledge your apology? They ignored you, or remained silent. Or still continued blaming you in unforgiveness?
This has happened to me a lot. And many times, I just walked away sad, because what I really wanted to hear, was I do forgive you.
I learned, to say, I was sorry, at a very, very early age. I had a strict mom, and I wanted to please her. Now, I was not a model child by any means. And I still am not. Even as a child of God. I make mistakes. In judgment, I do often in fact. I pray not to do so, but sometimes, well, I do.
I pray, God guide me in this, but one thing I have learned, is not to carry any kind of guilt, or condemnation, from myself, or others, or even from God. So I repent first to God. Then I apologize to others. I humble myself, even sometimes, when I am right. But…
If it does not feel right, I know, as an unction from God to release it.
But there are people, I love, people I admire, people I respect, that may not see it the same way as I do.
And so what can I do? But just pray for them myself.
You see, I believe there is a power, in releasing someone in forgiveness. It takes away pride. It takes away, any kind of self control in the matter, that can be manipulative, to have someone indebted to you. I know where that spirit comes, and I get right to the root of it. It comes from the devil.
I do not want to be indebted to the enemy in any way. In even a legal way, where he can accuse me or, try to take my blessings. I don’t want to be indebted to anyone, nor to myself, in the sense, I want to carry a grudge. Because if you do not release someone in forgiveness, you will carry a grudge.
You have not taken the final step, to release that person, from that offense, so you will ponder on it, and you may grow a seed of hate.
How naive we all can be. By not forgiving someone, or releasing them in forgiveness we have to know what scripture says, and God says if we do not forgive our brother, our friend, etc. He will not forgive us.
MATTHEW 6:15 BUT IF YE FORGIVE NOT MEN THEIR TRESPASSES, NEITHER WILL YOUR FATHER FORGIVE YOUR TRESPASSES.
I don’t want that. I don’t want that hanging over me. Its strange, but lately, for whatever reason God has been showing me this…. I have been thinking, or dreaming of people. I have known in the past. Those that were even family, or friends, that are no longer friends. They are not in my life. And I just have had a sense, God was trying to get me to repent, and to forgive them. So I have. I may not have thought, I had not forgiven them. But you know God knows our hearts better then we do. Now, I cannot contact them, but God knows.
But, I think we can close the circle, when we have a chance. When we have a chance to ask someone to forgive us, or to even find a person, and say…..I forgive you. Or say. I am sorry.
But I really want to impress upon you, to release them by telling them you forgive them. As they apologize. And we all know…
More times, people do not apologize. Even if they don’t ask for it. Tell them you forgive them. Why? Because you don’t want that garbage in you. That can grow into hate. Maybe somehow you will remind them, that this is what God wants for us all.
What a release, it is. What power, you feel from heaven, above. A cleansing. I cannot explain it. I don’t know all the benefits of it. But I look at it as someone who was in chains, and now no longer in chains.
And in order to keep those chains off, I keep forgiving. I keep asking for forgiveness. From God and others. In fact I do this daily, because I still make mistakes.
You see, I actually do care, and I do want to be accountable to God. To others. I want to work out my salvation, clear of unforgiveness.
I think of how many times, an apology would have blessed me, comforted me, soothed me, and even proved love. And when I did not get it, a wound, may be healed. Because I know what God says….
But it is always tender to the touch. I have enough scars about me, to know this to be true. So grateful for the armor of God, to quench the fiery darts, even when I am not released in forgiveness.
I hope this blesses you, much Love, Elena Ramirez
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