WHY SOME CHRISTIANS GIVE A TERRIBLE IMPRESSION ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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I want to write this from a place of love.  You might look at my reasoning, and say, well you are being judgmental Elena.  And maybe I am being a bit judgmental.  But my King James bible says, we are to have righteous judgement.

JUDGE NOT ACCORDING TO THE APPEARANCE, BUT JUDGE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT.  JOHN 7:24 King James. 

And, I also make note, that,  I am also a seasoned Christian.  I have walked with Christ for many years.  I have made mistakes in my walk with my Lord, and I know, we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.  So, I want to be careful.  Not only because I am trying to set an example.  But because I know God is watching me.  So, in fear of God, I write this.  Because fearing God helps us make the right decisions, and helps keep us in line.

But I write this, seeing how many of us make mistakes.  And many are abusing their salvation.  They themselves are being a terrible example.  And folks look at them, and they think.  If that is a Christian, I don’t want any part of that.  And who can blame them?

s14s7%YDQNaOg8RBGRnlWg.jpgI believe we will be judged by the way we carried ourselves.  I believe this, because their is a mandate for us to go out into the world, and to share the gospel  Our lives, are supposed to be a testimony, that gives glory to God.  Our lives are supposed to be a reflection of who Christ is, and we are to do as Christ did. In signs and wonders…

We are not to be ashamed of who we are in Christ.  But I see many Christians, who are silent.  Who do not proclaim truth.  Who are actually, ashamed, to call themselves a Christian.

We are to walk in love.  But many do not.  They do not see that love.

Look, like I mentioned, I have been a Christian for many years now.  And do you know who has hurt me the most?  Other brothers and sisters in Christ.  People, that I trusted.  People that I admired.  People, that were high profile ministers, and they snubbed me, if I communicated with them.  I have been hurt in the body of Christ.  No doubt about it.

Love has been missing.

zgplkIXURUu5nnksrkvkLQ.jpgThis morning, I was looking on social media.  A nice Christian lady, shared a post from another ministry.  But it bothered me, that she could not see the hypocrisy and shared that.  It was concerning buying their videos, books, etc.  Because today is Cyber Monday.

The day, where many “businesses” make their money on line.

It shocked me, and it actually ticked me off a bit.  See, Christianity gets a bad name to begin with.  Folks look at us, for lots of reasons, and just get turned off.  And can they be blamed?  I don’t know.  It bothered me.  I had to pray a little more today.

There is a lost world out there.  There are so many who need Christ.  Who need salvation.  But no this ministry, which in fact years ago, I admired, because this man, was funny.  He had a way of making others laugh, but he lost something.  One thing I see, is that, the Bible he uses is corrupted.  It is not a King James….But I have seen him, and others, make it about the prosperity message, and thats wrong.

Heres what I wrote:

Shame on you. Christ is the reason for the season. Is it any wonder Christianity gets a bad name? Plz stop!

“Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind. 1 Peter 5:2 KJV

Today, it bothers me.  Its the beginning of the Christmas season.  Its going to be a humble Christmas for us, for many reasons, but I just want to reflect on my Lord Jesus.  Why He came.  What Christmas really means, the holiness, of the event, that Christ came to save us.  That love, should be evident.  I am really watching myself, for that matter.

Usually, I try and have a good attitude.  But, I cannot help but be disappointed.  Not that I am holier then thou, but because I long to see God glorified.  I do try, even here with my writings.  But I don’t see any progress here either.  But I leave that to God.  I won’t peddle the word of God, or my writings.  Thats the wrong reason for ministry.

People are silent, people hide their lights, people do not share their testimonies.  People do not praise God, openly, and in public.  Why?

How real is your salvation, if you are ashamed of Christ? I wonder.

Anyway, I think the body of Christ is in trouble right now.  I don’t think we are strong.  I don’t think we are united.  It is sad, when you cannot even trust a Christian brother or sister, but this is the way it is, right now.  Though there are a few I admire, I am shy.  I am standing away from others, because I have been hurt by some.  I don’t intend to do that, but its true, I am disappointed in some, and have seen.  I never realized how important trust is, but when its gone, its gone.  I valued it, but others did not.  So, oh well….

If you were looking to be inspired, by my writings today, you may walk away, a little bummed.  Well, just think about what God sees, when He looks at us, and His truth has been corrupted, its been made about money, when He sees,  how people look at us.  And they don’t see Christs love…

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.  

He has to shake His head, but I think there are repercussions to all of this. We are weak, we are not strong, and we are not leading the lost to His throne.

What can you do to make a difference?

We all have to ask ourselves that.  I do, with great repentance…

In Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

REPLACING FEAR WITH THE FEAR OF GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2109.jpegReplacing fear, with the fear of God.  Why do I write that title that way?  Well, I want to explain, because fear, sometimes, can be very unhealthy.  Yet, there is healthy fear.

And the fear of God, I believe is one of the healthiest fears we can partake in, because it can keep us out of trouble it can remind us, not to sin, it can remind us, that there are consequences  to sin, and that God, is not mocked, and that if we fear Him, we can avoid many troubles.  We can ensure our Salvation, in Christ.

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE;  BUT FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION.  Proverbs 1:7  King James.  

I have seen unhealthy fear in my lifetime, and I am older now, and if I can share this with someone, who may have fear, I would hope to help them.  Because fear, can be debilitating.  It can freeze you, it can stop you from making progress in life, and it can hinder you, from making a move, that might just be good for you.   It weakens you, so you cannot be the best you can be.

When I was growing up, my mother, was very fearful.  I see that it was contributed, by being someone who was abused by men, by people, and I see that it was contributed, by the words she spoke.  She lived in fear.  She was very lonely.  But, she did not seek the company of a man.  She was actually fearful a man would abuse me, so she did not bring a man into our household.  When I was a child, I did not understand that, but now, well, I am glad she did not, and respectful to her decision in that.

I was around fear, quite a bit, so I have to admit, I absorbed some of that fear.  You cannot help but not be affected by it, when others are fearful.  They bring that spirit to you.  She did, because she was my mother, and I learned by example.

But as I grew up, as I began to see who I am in Christ.  I realized that fear, can be sin in Gods eyes.  Because we take our eyes off of Him, and begin looking at circumstances, or situations, and fear.  We worry.  We speak negatively.  These things, do have power, by the tongue, because we have power of life and death in our tongues, and we manifest things by our words.  Read Proverbs 18:21 King James.

THE FEAR OF THE LORD PROLONGETH DAYS, BUT THE YEARS OF WICKED SHALL BE SHORTENED.  Proverbs 10:27 King James.  

I did not learn the fear of God, till a much later time in my life.  I wish I had, known of it, when I was younger, because maybe I could have spared myself, my own heartache in many ways.  Because I did not consider the consequences of things.  I did not understand, that we reap what we sow.  I did not understand, there is a price to pay, for having bad judgement.

HAVING THEREFORE THESE PROMISES, DEARLY BELOVED, LET US CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM ALL FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH AND SPIRIT, PERFECTING HOLINESS IN THE FEAR OF GOD.  II Corinthians 7:1 King James.  

Now, I won’t debate reverence to God, and respect.  Compared to the fear of God.  I will reiterate, and emphasize.  I FEAR GOD!

THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE WICKED SAITH WITHIN MY HEART, THAT THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE HIS EYES.  Psalms 36:1 King James.

HE says it is wicked!  If you don’t fear Him.  So I do.  Because with all my faults, I pray, He does not see wickedness in me.

God has spared me many heartaches, that could have been a lot worse, I am sure.  But, it made me realize, that in order to have a peaceful spirit, I had a responsibility to watch what I did.  Concerning my spirit, but in how I perceived who God is.  And that scared me, because God can be ferocious.  The wrath of God, can be very intimidating, to see, that you don’t mess around with God.  He sees everything, He knows everything, and we cannot hide from God.  I learned, not to abuse grace.  Because grace is not a license to sin.

We may not pay for our sins now, (though that is questionable) but I know when we stand before God, we will all be shaking, in the sight of Him, in fear of God in His presence, knowing the book of life will be opened, and everything we did not repent for, and cover by the blood of Jesus will be revealed.

Whenever, I have done things, that affected my spirit, in bad judgment, I realize, I had a spirit of fear, that could have been avoided, if I had not done that “bad” thing.

And one needs to ask themself, am I eating fear?  When I ask that, what are you eating spiritually?  Are you playing with other entities?  Are you, playing with Halloween, to scare yourself to be fearful?  Do you read books, or see movies, that have content, to make you fear?  Don’t do that, if you don’t want fear…..

When you are doing everything in your own ability, to keep Gods commandments, to walk in love, to forgive, to honor Christs sacrifice, the fear of God, naturally comes to you, so you don’t fear, other things.  In fact, you may get a spirit of courage, to replace that fear.

Because I know I am on Gods side, He then is on my side.

So that gives me a boldness, and a confidence sometimes, that even amazes me…. but I trust God.   I told a very wicked Pharisee spirit that, because she challenged me, and I said don’t do that!  God is on my side, because I am on His side, and HE never loses a battle!

Now, I know there are some things I am courageous in, because I do fear God.  And that briefly just means, there are attributes, God will give you, in the spiritual realm, that can give you courage.  Because He knows, who does, and does not fear Him, and who gives lip service.

Yet, there are things, I am fearful to know with just common sense, not to play with, because there are consequences.  You fear fire, you don’t jump in it, because there are consequences.  You don’t dance with the devil, and then act holier than thou.  Because you are wearing filthy garments…..and they stink!

The other day, a woman was trying to converse with me, concerning climate change.  She had a very fearful spirit, and believes a lot of that nonsense, that I believe is a hoax, for many reasons, and mainly, because they leave God out of the equation.  After all, He created the heavens and the earth.  The seasons, and the climate have changed since the beginning of time.  Read Genesis 8:22 King James.

But this lady, was not even understanding of that, and was frankly a voice of doom.  I won’t repeat what she said, because I won’t re-plant that seed of fear, but I rebuked her.  In the name of Jesus. What bothered me most about the conversation, was that she mocked the voice of my Lord, as she perceived I was a Christian.

And I just spoke up, and told her, boldly, and courageously, “Knock it off.”  You’re a bully.  If you really want to hear Gods voice, the voice of our Lord, Jesus, get a King James bible, and read that.  So you really know Gods voice….

As you know, I support that bible because it is not changed, it is holy.

THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD, AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.  Proverbs 2:5 King James.

But this is why I don’t fear, fear itself.  Because I fear God, by reading His truth from my King James.  And I apply His truths to my life.  This keeps me in His spirit, the Holy Spirit.

FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.  II TIMOTHY 1:7 King James. 

I have learned to pray.  I have learned to claim Gods promises, so I don’t fear.  I would be a basket case, if I had not learned Gods ways.  And sadly, as much as I loved my mother, in other things, I don’t want that fear that she had.  It limited her so much in life.

Sometimes, I have been limited….. but no longer.  In Christ, I am free, and free indeed.  If I am limited, it is because God has put those boundaries up…. they are not meant to keep me in, but sometimes, meant to protect me.   So I respect, and understand that.  But I pray.  I pray now, to make good decisions, and I guard my spirit in Christ, by putting on the armor of God.

BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER, AND SUPPLICATION WITH THANKSGIVING LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN UNTO GOD.  PHILIPPIANS 4:6 King James.  

Like I said, I am older now, I look back, and see, who I was then, but so glad, I am not there any more.  I believe I have a healthy out look on life, because I fear God.  And if this inspires someone, then I am glad.  Because you deserve happiness, but you have to see, what you are doing.

Are you contributing to your own fear, because you do not fear God?

AND THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING SHALL KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.  PHILIPPIANS 4:7 King James.  

I truly hope, you will do your own research in this matter.  Just don’t let this go in one ear, and out the other.  Look up the fear of God, in a good King James bible app.  Understand for yourself, how important it is to fear God.  While you are at it, you will see your natural fears going away…….

Let us all remember to repent, and be humble in the sight of God.  In fear of God.

 

Blessings, and love, in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

AS A CHRISTIAN ARE YOU AWARE OF THE PHARISEE SPIRIT THAT CAN COME TO YOU? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2As a Christian are you aware of the Pharisee Spirit that can come to you?  I want to elaborate on this, and really bring it to mind, because it can happen, and that spirit, is very legalistic.  Very cruel, harsh, mean spirited, and well if you think about it….

Think about the Pharisees who came against Christ.

I hope I can write this, from the perspective, of someone, who has experienced the Pharisee spirit, but I have also seen it try and creep on me as well.  And I don’t like it frankly.IMG_2781.jpeg

I don’t like being treated harshly by other Christians, and I have seen it try to come to me, because I have some insight into the word of God.

I have seen myself, react with some, in the beginning of my Christian walk, harshly as well.  My husband, can attest to that.  Because I was totally in warrior mode.  Its not a very pretty thing to do, to be honest.  Lets be honest, its a turn off to see some in that spirit.

It gives Christianity a bad name.  To be totally frank.  And I believe we will be judged, by God Himself, for turning some off, with the “Pharisee Spirit.”

I have seen it many times.  But one time in particular, oh just about three years ago.  We attended a small Christian church.  I won’t say the denomination, because I don’t want to give anybody a bad name.

But, I really admired this pastor.  He had a head full of knowledge, when it came to King James scriptures.  I wanted to go to a church, where the word of God was taught from a King James.  But this man, did not have a kind and loving heart.  As I began to see him, judge other denominations, in the body of Christ.  I began to see a very legal, sense of being with him.

Now, I never deny the “Law” of God, and I know many Christians, think they can rely on grace.  But God is a legal God, He did not flip flop from the Old Testament to the New Testament.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow….

Anyway….

Long story short, this pastor, actually threw us out of this church.  He threw us out of my fathers house, because I asked him, in front of the congregation, if he felt “once saved” is always saved.

I want to make note, that I was very respectful to the Pastor.  I did not disagree with him publicly.  I felt like he could have handled the situation, more lovingly, and respectfully.  By talking to us in private.  But he did not.

He answered the question respectively in front of the congregation.  Said no.  Now I dispute that, but thats a different topic.  Even though we disagreed.  I did not challenge him.  I believe, he knew my feelings, because I had given him a copy of my book.  “How To Have Faith.”  There I discuss why I believe once saved, is not always saved.

But afterward.  Well, he wrote a scathing letter, and told us to never return.  Because what I believed would cause discord.

That was a Pharisee spirit.  That he had.  And I understand it now, more than ever.

Enough to define it, to tell you my brothers and sisters in love.  Be careful with the Pharisee spirit.  You may be growing on the vine with Christ.  You may no longer be a baby Christian.  You may be a seasoned Christian.  You might understand scripture very well, and well knowledge is power.  It feels good to know Gods word.  But that can give you pride, and pride can come before a fall.  I believe God has ways, of reminding us about this.  But, you can get puffed up, and maybe not even see it.  You can get so puffed up, that you might start hitting folks upside the head, with your bible.  Don’t walk out of love….

These scriptures give a sense of what happened, and who they are….

MATTHEW 23:26 King James

THOU BLIND PHARISEE, CLEANSE FIRST THAT WHICH IS WITHIN THE CUP AND PLATTER, THAT THE OUTSIDE OF THEM MAY BE CLEAN ALSO.  

Don’t act like you are better, then others, brother or sister.  Don’t do that my friends.  See, we all sin, we all come short of His glory.  We can lose patience. But what opened my eyes, is that God is patient with me.  He always has been.  Times, when I have blown it.  And had to repent, all over again.

See, our example should always be in love, as Christ was the greatest example, and to take the fruit of the Holy Spirit to heart.  By who Christ is.  And that fear of God should make us all very humble.  If you get my drift….

This scripture shows us the pride this pharisee had, when he prayed to God.  Full of pride, full of himself.  Look at it.

LUKE 18:11 King James.

THE PHARISEE STOOD AND PRAYED THUS WITH HIMSELF, GOD I THANK THEE, THAT I AM NOT AS OTHER MEN ARE, EXTORTIONERS, UNJUST, ADULTERERS, OR EVEN AS THIS PUBLICAN. 

See how that I am better than they are, creeped up on that Pharisee?IMG_2856.jpeg

Its easy to act like the world.  And I am a warrior for Christ, I won’t deny that.  But there are times, when one might feel so challenged, that you can puff yourself up, and think your are slaying the devil, with knowledge, but you are walking out of love….

Don’t do that.  Christ told us, that we would be known by the love.  If I don’t see the love.  I walk away.  I have met many Christians, who have actually attacked me, because I may see things differently as well.   They don’t reason with you, they won’t even budge enough to agree, to disagree.  They don’t keep the peace.  They treat you like an enemy.  And you are supposed to be brothers and sisters in Christ.  The enemy must really rejoice when he sees this.

The greatest pains, I have ever experienced, came from brothers and sisters in Christ, who I loved, but they had a Pharisee spirit, and judged me, or walked away themselves.

I just feel led to try and bring this to your attention.  Because we are not united in the body of Christ.  If Christ came now, I don’t think we are ready.  Or united.  Or even knowledgeable concerning biblical truths.

As you know, I always support the King James.  But many do not know word.

Where is the love, amongst us?

Its hard to find love.  Even though we all should be walking in love, if we have accepted Christ.  He suffered for us, and died on the cross for us.  We have to see that to appreciate who He is…He taught us to love one another. IMG_2868

There are so many who look at us, and they don’t want to have anything to do with Christianity, because they say, we are bible thumpers, or we shove our Christianity down their throats.  Yet when someone, is not knowledgeable, they don’t want to feel trapped by the Pharisee spirit.  Here they tried to do that with Jesus.

THEN WENT THE PHARISEES, AND TOOK COUNSEL HOW THEY MIGHT ENTANGLE HIM IN HIS TALK.  MATTHEW 22:15 King James.  

That scares me.  Maybe enough, to just try and warn you my brothers and sisters.  Now I know all situations are different and maybe I have not always walked in love myself.

I never have related this to the Prosperity messengers, but they have a Pharisee spirit here, as well…according to this scripture.

Luke 16:14 King James.  

AND THE PHARISEES ALSO, WHO WERE COVETOUS, HEARD ALL THESE THINGS AND DERIDED HIM.  

The Pharisee spirit, will make you think you are better than others.  To me thats dangerous, and one can cross that line.

MATTHEW 9:11 King James  

AND WHEN THE PHARISEES SAW IT, THEY SAID UNTO HIS DISCIPLES WHY EATETH YOUR MASTER WITH PUBLICANS AND SINNERS?  

Wow, that must have even shocked Jesus.

Look, we are not perfect, I know, its easy to cross that line.  I hope I have not, but I do repent myself, if I have come across with that kind of spirit.  I pray, I have not.

But, I do try…..even though grace is not always extended to me in return.  But I just have to say this….

Beware of the Pharisee Spirit.  Beware.  All we have to do is repent, and watch your love walk.  Never forget, it may make you think about forgiving others as well.  Christ always reminded us to forgive.  I forgive those who have had the Pharisee spirit, toward me.  I do.  I say it here as well.  To honor my Lord Jesus.

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Hope this blesses you,

 

Love in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

HOW TO SEPARATE YOUR FEELINGS FROM DOUBT TO KNOW IN FAITH WHAT GOD SAYS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_5174.jpegI feel led to write this.  I am a seasoned Christian.  I don’t consider myself a baby Christian.  I desire the meat of the word, the milk is wonderful.  But I can only get meat from my King James bible.  It is not corrupted.  Its holy, and when I read, His truth from there, I hear Gods voice.  Not mans voice who changed it.

But I have learned to dig deeper.  I have been on the vine with Christ for many years.  I daily strive to learn His truth, to grow, to be a good Christian.

So I want to touch base on “How to separate feelings from doubt to Know in faith, what God says.”

It is not easy, but I am aware of my responsibility as a Christian to take Gods word, His truth, and to rely completely on that.  Daily, I grow on the vine with Christ…IMG_4108.jpeg

Life is hard sometimes. (pause) It is.  I won’t deny that.  I am not going to lie to folks, and sugar coat things, and tell you, as a Christian, everything is fine and dandy.  It’s not.

Maybe to some it is, but it is not for me.  Some wounds have not healed.

I guess, that’s why I am writing this, because my emotions, my feelings are very raw right now.  Do you ever feel like your are in the middle of a situation, and you need an outlet, but you cannot find it?

You feel stuck?  I do, right now, and I won’t get into details.

But do you know how you feel when you are physically hungry?  You get moody, you may even react with a “hun-angry” feeling.  Well thats how I feel spiritually.  I am anxious, I am moody somewhat, and I am frustrated.  But the only thing that will fill that hunger is God, His word, singing praises to Him.  Worshipping Him.  Taking every King James word I find that applies to my situation and claiming His word.  I know that, so I cannot neglect that.  I just know, I am going to the Lord, to fill my needs to fill my hunger….Claiming HIS PROMISES….

IN THE LAST DAY, THAT GREAT DAY OF THE FEAST, JESUS STOOD AND CRIED, SAYING, IF ANY MAN THIRST LET HIM COME UNTO ME, AND DRINK.  JOHN 7:37 King James.  

But it has been hard for me.  I don’t have an outlet, right now, by friends, a church, or provision, or even an answer from God right now.

I almost feel like not telling anybody, anything, anyway, any more…

It is like a secret.  But I don’t want to share my secret with anybody, because I want to see God in it.  Not anybody else.

All I know, and I recognize what to do, is to trust God.  More than ever.

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

This scripture reminds me, where my struggle is.  I seem to keep relying on my own understanding.  My feelings are dictating that to me.  My past also seems to dictate that to me.  Old habits, I suppose.  But it is not supposed to be like that. And I have to have control over that. What does God say?  Thus saith the Lord, has to be the final word for me, it has to be my guide.

And I realize as a mature Christian, I cannot let my feelings dictate to me, what the answer will be.  I cannot.  I have to hold onto God, and I have to take every promise, every word, from my King James bible, and study it.  Study myself as well.

You know, I don’t like comparing myself to others.  I would rather walk alone than do that.  It is wasted energy, it is wasted on self.  I am so aware of what scripture says about the enemy, and how he was about self.  So, I don’t want to puff myself up, I don’t want to act better than anybody else, because truth is, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  I realize sometimes, what I see, and know, about God, always goes back to faith.  And I won’t let go of my faith.IMG_2328.jpeg

So it has made me come to a point, where I am calming my spirit.  Even as I write this.  Taking a moment to even pray, and to release myself to God.  For an answer.  For justification.  What good is having lip service to God, if I don’t apply myself totally to His truth?

Years ago, and when I truly made the decision, to walk with Christ.  I realized, I had to stop walking between the world, and God.  I saw that I was on the fence so to speak.  I was living like hell sometimes, and then yes prayerful.  How hypocritical I was.  God corrected me.  It made me see, I had to give myself totally.   To Him. I could not take Christ’s sacrifice for granted.

I am not sure if I am doing anything now, that would stop my own prayers.  Or if I am not being obedient to God.  I can only humble myself, and always be in a position to be corrected if I am wrong.  Daily repenting. In the sight of God.  Because I never want to reap, the wages of sin.  And I never want to act like I am holier than thou.  But all I can do, is just take the promises of God right now.  Because I do feel like I am at a cross road.  And I don’t want to take the wrong road.

Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.  I was singing that to my Lord, the other day.  I was singing, for Him to show me, the way, as I did pray….Because if He does not show me the way, in these matters, I don’t want it.  I don’t want it because I reaped, what I wanted years ago, by bad choices, and when you learn that, it does teach you to stay close to God.  If it does not fit, do not force it….

So, as a soldier of the Lord.  A hand maiden of God, an ambassador of Christ….. I must, not let my feelings get in the way of the promises of God.  I cannot put limits on God, or myself, by my feelings.  By, that what I feel.

I make a commitment even here, to hold onto God by His promises.  Not by what I feel.

HE THAT HATH NO RULE OVER HIS OWN SPIRIT IS LIKE A CITY THAT IS BROKEN DOWN, AND WITHOUT WALLS.   Proverbs 25:28 King James.  IMG_5143.png

My feelings have let me down in the past.  And I will not rely on them.  Oh I know they are hand in hand with who I am in Christ, but I have to remember the old person has died, and I am a new person in Christ.

Being a Christian means you are growing every day.  I am not where I want to be.  But I know I am not where I used to be either.

 

And that even as I see that, here, reminds me anything can happen with God.  I remember many things He has done for me.

GLORY TO GOD!

But I have struggled, and I just don’t want to struggle any more.  I don’t want to have to make something happen.  It has to happen on its own, so I know it is from God.  But I am weary, I won’t deny that.  But I guess, this is where resting in the Lord, comes in handy.  I must not look at my situation.

I must walk by faith, not by sight.  I have changed, and I hope I keep changing.  Till I meet my Lord.  I trust God!  I proclaim it, and speak it, and hold onto that thought.

THE LORD REDEEMETH THE SOUL OF HIS SERVANTS:  AND NONE OF THEM THAT TRUST IN HIM SHALL BE DESOLATE.  PSALM 34:22 KING JAMES.  

(Please note) One day after I wrote this, and searched my King James, the Lord brought this scripture to me.  Thank you Lord, this comforts me.

I just pray to bless my Lord in that.  If this makes sense.  And most importantly, I cannot emphasize enough, how important it is to be grateful to God, so I offer thanks here as well.

Some days, I don’t feel that strong, and I consider myself a warrior for our Lord.  But there are days, when yes its hard.  Today, I rejoice, because God gave me a word.  Thanks be to God.  I am holding on, even though the devil lies, I won’t believe those lies.  God has the final word.

Just my thoughts, today.  What are your thoughts, feel free to share your comments.  And share this post as well, if you feel led.  Just copy and paste the link.

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

YOU CAN HAVE PEACE AND SERENITY DURING HARD TIMES AND CHALLENGES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love, and a sound mind.

There is no peace to the wicked.

FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.  II TIMOTHY 1:7  King James.  

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

These two scriptures, remind me, that I can have peace, and I can have serenity, through hard times.  Through, the challenges and battles of life.   But I have my part…..

We all have our own story.  We all have walked, our own path.  And I have learned be careful when you compare…..

But, I tell you, walking with Jesus, is the sweetest comfort I have, through it all. IMG_5132.jpeg

I don’t like to complain.  Oh I have, I admit it.  But I am a very reserved person now, that I am older.  Call it wisdom, call it learning through my mistakes, but I don’t share too much with folks any more.

To be honest, people will let you down.  I have seen it time, and time again.  Some folks will even use what you tell them against you.  So no, I have learned to just take my cares to my Lord.  To pray, to trust Him, to ask Him to get me through my hard times, my battles, whatever.  I may face.  He is the friend, who will always be a friend.  He is the friend, that loves at all times.  Proverbs 17:17 King James.

I just had a sense right now, that God is always there.  That no matter what I go through, even when I feel very alone.  That I can go to Him.  I can ask, I can pray.  And sometimes, when I feel like He is not listening or there, He reminds me, He is with me, He will never leave or forsake me.

Why is my soul so downcast?  Why should I struggle?  I don’t have to, if I make the choice to always believe.  If I can just be content.  To know He is there….  I remind myself.  See, I go through it too.  But I know what to do, because He instructs me.

LET YOUR CONVERSATION BE WITHOUT COVETOUSNESS; AND BE CONTENT WITH SUCH THINGS AS YE HAVE:  FOR HE HATH SAID, I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE.  HEBREWS 13:5 King James. IMG_5110.jpeg

Something reassuring about that.  It ministers to my soul, just to read, it and write it.  What a beautiful promise.  See He does His part.  Sometimes we don’t see it. Maybe sin, or pride has stopped our blessings.  Unbelief.

These things, are, really our responsibility.  See, its your job to stir up your faith.

When you are trying to change the mood, or the spirit you are in.  Start worshipping God.  For the beauty of life.  For the beauty of sunshine.  For the times when it is good.  But don’t forget to do it, when it is cloudy weather.  How can you appreciate the sunshine, if you don’t see it is He who creates all seasons of life?

LET EVERY THING THAT HATH BREATH PRAISE THE LORD.  PRAISE YE THE LORD.  PSALM 150;6 King James.  

Praise Him!  For the snow, the storms, where you see His protection.  For every good and perfect gift you have.  From little things to big things.  Sure you may be going through a hard time, and I will not undermine that.  I don’t know.

But I do know, I have learned the hard way.  With many tears, sorrow, and hope has tried to leave my grasp.  Repentance, being humble coming before God, throwing away pride, will also start the process.  I just know, I have my part…

For, I do know there are things I have to do for myself, to change that “journey” of discouragement I may be in.  Praise and worship to my God, for who He is.  For His abilities.  I will not cheapen that.

And while I am being thankful I see that changes me first.  Then the circumstances change.  I have seen this time, and time again.  Just obeying God, makes a difference.  Even in how I deal with people, situations, my soul, my spirit, and so much more.

It is your job to believe.  Its your job, to trust Him.  Its your job to take good King James word, and claim His promises.  Why do I go on, and on about King James word? Because it is holy.  It is not corrupted or changed.  When you claim those other promises from other Bibles, they may sound nice, pretty, sugar coated.  But they are not what God has said.  So you are claiming something basically that has no power.  You need the power, of holy word.

Its your job to do everything in your own power, to obey God!  Do folks even understand the ramification of not obeying God?  Folks, it could be a matter of life, and death.  And this is too deep to analyze to get into understanding, but if we just obey, it goes well with us.

Fearing God, has always been the best remedy……IMG_5133.jpeg

COME AND HEAR, ALL YE THAT FEAR GOD, AND I WILL DECLARE WHAT HE HATH DONE FOR MY SOUL.  PSALM 66:16 King James.  

No matter what challenge you are going through, no matter what you go through alone.  Even if you feel abandoned, by anybody.  You are not alone.  Sometimes, all it takes is a moment where you get on your knees, bow down to the King of Kings, and just ask…..

Friends, don’t let go.  There is an enemy, who wants to steal your joy, make you doubt, kill, steal and destroy, your hope in God.  Don’t let him.  Learn to rebuke in the name of Jesus.  Put on your armor of God, do what you have to do that is right in the sight of God. And then see, as you submit to God, resist the enemy, he will flee.  Its a promise from God.  I know.

Faith….

Thats your job too….

Blessings, and love,

 

 

Elena Ramirez

AS A CHRISTIAN ARE YOU DECEIVED BY THE DEVIL BY CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0245I have written a few posts about this subject in the past.  And God has given me assignments to write about it, because well to be honest, to celebrate Halloween, as a believer or a non-believer, is wrong.

It offends God in so many ways.  Every year, the sense of how wrong it is, seems to be something to write and propels me to warn. But do people really heed it?  I don’t know, all I can do is be obedient to God.

But I want to write from the perspective of a Christian.  Who no longer celebrates Halloween.

IMG_2249.jpgSee, I have been there, and done that.  I was one of those who dressed up, thought it was o.k.  And well those years as I look back were sad, dark years in my life.  Years frankly, where I was lost.  Though, I thought I was right with God.  I was spiritually in the dark, believing a lie.  I see my growth now.  I see the discernment I have.  I can honestly look back, and say I was in the dark, but I am walking in the light.  I am calling you to see too, so you can walk in the light.

Now, and its been many years, I won’t even serve Candy, with the pretense of being a Christian who puts scriptures on candy, to give light.  I have departed from it completely.  I won’t open my door, I hide behind my door, turn the light off, and close the drapes.

I don’t believe churches should celebrate it as well.  Or even have an alternative for kids, because it sends a mixed signal.  Who are you serving?  How can you say you are serving God, if you celebrate it?

COME, MY PEOPLE, ENTER THOU INTO THY CHAMBERS, AND SHUT THY DOORS ABOUT THEE:  HIDE THYSELF AS IT WERE FOR A LITTLE MOMENT, UNTIL THE INDIGNATION BE OVERPAST.  ISAIAH 26:20  King James.  

IMG_0053.JPGEither we are holy for God, or we are not.  If you are celebrating it, you are not mindful to be holy, in the sight of God, and your white garments are stained with sin.  You are actually abusing what Christ did on the cross for you, to take your sins away.  Grace does not cover purposeful disobedience to sin. Think about that.  He has called us to have discernment, to know between good and evil.  If you are celebrating it, you are getting your white holy garments dirty with sin.

Its been many years, since I have totally cut off any kind of participation in this pagan holiday.  But I have learned some things, that I want to share with you.  To one Christian to another.

I want to do this in love.  But I forewarn you, I am going to be blunt, and it may be harsh.   Though it is not my place to judge you, or condemn you.  But I will pull out my sword of truth here.  I do have my armor of God on.  But I am going to do everything in my own ability, with what God has taught me, to pull you away from hells fire!

AND OTHERS SAVE WITH FEAR, PULLING THEM OUT OF THE FIRE; HATING EVEN THE GARMENT SPOTTED BY THE FLESH.   NOW UNTO HIM THAT IS ABLE TO KEEP YOU FALLING, AND TO PRESENT YOU FAULTLESS BEFORE THE PRESENCEE OF HIS GLORY WITH EXCEEDING JOY.  TO THE ONLY WISE GOD  OUR SAVIOR, BE GLORY AND MAJESTY, DOMINITION AND POWER, BOTH AND EVER AMEN.  Jude 1:23 King James. 

Folks think about it, if you are celebrating Halloween, how does that bring glory to God?  It does not. And every Christian should have that front and center, in their mind, body, and soul.  Everything we must do, must bring glory to God.

It must be emphasized, we will all be judged by God Himself.   The Book of Life will be opened, and what will it say about each one of us?

IMG_0045 copy.JPGBut if you can look at this from the perspective of truth, and our Lord, and yes even my experiences, you may gain some insight to depart from this holiday as well.  And not celebrate it.  Not participate in it.  To not accept it as o.k. because everybody does it, and to actually see, the devils job is to deceive Christians so they can fall.  So they can miss the callings God has placed on them, when they celebrate this holiday.

Lets start with that last thought….

As a Christian, I want to remind you, that you are growing on the vine with Christ.  You may be a baby Christian, you may be a seasoned Christian.  But if you are not growing as a Christian, it could be, because you are stopping your own growth in Christ.  Those branches will be thrown into the fire.  Those branches that are cut off.  Because of sin.

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.  

If you are celebrating Halloween, you are actually allowing spiritual curses into your own life, and you do not see, how the enemy is stopping your growth.  But you are playing with your salvation.  There are so many scriptures that tell us first of all, don’t have fellowship with darkness.

AND HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS, BUT RATHER REPROVE THEM.  FOR IT IS A SHAME EVEN TO SPEAK OF THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE DONE OF THEM IN SECRET.  Ephesians 5:11-12.

Think about the seances, the sacrifices they make to the devil.  On that night, and you are celebrating it Christian.  Shame on you, for participating in the shedding of innocent blood!  Look at our world folks.  They don’t even hide it any more.  Abortion is at an all time high, and do you know what God says about that?  First, He says thou shalt not kill.  But look at how he talks about innocent blood.

PSALM 106:35-40 KING JAMES. 

BUT WERE MINGLED AMONG THE HEATHEN, AND LEARNED THEIR WORKS.  AND THEY SERVED THIER IDOLS:  WHICH WERE A SNARE UNTO THEM.  YEA, THEY SACRIFICED THEIR SONS, AND THEIR DAUGHTERS UNTO DEVILS.  AND SHED INNOCENT BLOOD, EVEN THE BLOOD OF THEIR SONS AND OF THEIR DAUGHTERS, WHOM THEY SACRIFICED UNTO THE IDOLS OF CANAAN; AND THE LAND WAS POLLUTED WITH BLOOD.  THUS WERE THEY DEFILED WITH THEIR OWN WORKS, AND WENT A WHORING WITH THEIR OWN INVENTIONS.  THEREFORE WAS THE WRATH OF THE LORD KINDLED AGAINST HIS PEOPLE INSOMUCH THAT HE ABHORRED HIS OWN INHERITANCE.  

P1270058.JPGWhat do you think Halloween is?  A game?  Just a time to dress up? No, its very evil in its intention.  It defies God, it calls the dead forward.  It calls evil spirits forward.  Witches do their business on that night.

Look the history up.  It only has evil intentions.  It is totally the opposite of who God is, and yet there you are as a Christian, handing out candy, dressing up, and you think its all so innocent, but its not.

Sadly…..You are promoting, these terrible evil spirits to even be on your children.  By allowing them to dress up like that, teaching them from generation to generation to celebrate something that offends God.  To God its saying here take my kids, I won’t honor God in this.

There are spiritual implications, that are principles that go into affect when anybody departs from God.  They are allowing darkness into their own life, and they cannot distinguish the light from the darkness, because they are mixing the two together.

Look at this scripture.  It talks about eating at the Lords table, and the devils table.  You cannot eat that evil candy, that is meant for evil, and then want to eat at the Lords table.  Communion.  Holy Communion, with God cannot be mixed, with devils food.

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 10:21 King James.  

There are so many of them, and I will put references to the King James scriptures I have, and that folks have contributed to as well, so you can look them up.

I could write more on this, but I am going to just let these scriptures friends shared with me, to minister to you as well.

1 Corinthians 10:21 – Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

Ephesians 5:11 – And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].

3 John 1:11 – Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Thank you Hermanita Teresita for the above scriptures you contributed.  And thank you Becky Morales for these scriptures below, that you have contributed. God bless you sisters, for your insight into this matter as well.

Leviticus 19:31 – Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.

1 John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Kings 21:6 – And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke [him] to anger.

Revelation 21:8 – But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Colossians 2:8 – Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

IMG_3392.jpegTo conclude this, I truly believe we do ourselves a disservice, by not heeding this.  We limit ourselves, our growth, but more then anything, we offend our Lord.  I am just at a point in my life, where I know I have walked for many years, but doing the wrong thing. I know I did.  But I see where Christ has brought me from, and I am ever so grateful.

I look at my life, and I see how I reaped sorrow, and sadness, and so much more, because of my disobedience.  My inability to really search the scriptures.  And as you know, I always recommend King James scriptures.

But, if I can just spare someone, this.  The curses, the darkness, the sin of it, yes I will share that.

I gladly tell you, and warn you, in love, even though I bring attention to some things that might scare you to do whats right.  Because to be honest.  The fear of God, is so needed for us, Christians.  To not play with spiritual matters.  But to fear God.  Its the best thing we can do, and depart from evil.  To trust God, by obedience, to fear Him, to depart from evil.

AND UNTO MAN HE SAID, BEHOLD THE FEAR OF THE LORD, THAT IS WISDOM; AND TO DEPART FROM EVIL IS UNDERSTANDING.  JOB 28:28  King James.

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

BY MERCY AND TRUTH INIQUITY IS PURGED: AND BY THE FEAR OF THE LORD MEN DEPART FROM EVIL.  Proverbs 16:6  King James. 

To God be the glory, with thanks, to God for showing me His truths.   I tell you this in love, but I tell you as a warning…..

As for arguing about this.  I won’t even debate it.  I learned this a long time ago.  I began seeing the difference, from year to year. I plead the blood of Jesus over myself, in these matters, and those that contributed.  See we know God.  We know, what pleases Him, and we will not partake in this unholiness.  We value our souls in Christ, we value what Christ did for us on that cross.  I know this about my sisters, who contributed these scriptures.

Truth stands on its own merit.  This is between you and God.

As a Christian are you deceived by the devil, by celebrating Halloween?

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

HATING OTHERS MAKES YOU CRAZY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0069.jpegI like to watch people.  Sometimes I learn from them, as to what to do, and sometimes, I see what not to do, by what I see.  But what I have learned in observing people, is don’t follow anybody.  Because we all can make mistakes.

I don’t follow the crowd.  I follow Jesus….

I watch God, because His example is the greatest example to see.  When I think of Jesus, the first thing I think of which is the opposite of hate, is love.  He had so much of it.  He has this sweet spirit, that just attracts you to Him, because of His love.  His kindness, His compassion.  His sense of right and wrong.  Even His personality that has this soothing affect,  A calm, a sense of peace.  And to just be in His presence….IMG_1461.JPG

I feel like I am at a loss of words, trying to articulate Him, to describe Him, as I know my Lord, but the spirit of my Lord, is love, and it is hard to explain.  But in that love, I see nothing mean or ugly about him.  Nothing vindictive.  Nothing hateful.  All I see, is this love.  That is not silent.  But He can be….

We all look at God in our own way…..

But maybe thats just it, not everybody looks to God, as the example, and because of that, they have no true guidance of love.  Because He is the greatest example of love.  So much, that He gave His life, on the cross, so we could have eternal security.  In Him.  But those that do not know Christ, well they do hate.  It comes to them naturally.

So, when I see folks hate, I see something that takes over them, that frankly is kind of scary.   A sense of losing control.  Of self.  This to me, makes them crazy.

Hate….

BUT I KNOW YOU, THAT YE HAVE NOT THE LOVE OF GOD IN YOU.  JOHN 5:42 King James. 

Its not rocket science.  One can sometimes see, when folks either hate or love. Hate is ugly to me, but it seems to bring out a side of someone, that can make them lose control.  They say things, that they may not normally say.  They get angry, and something about hate, but they lose control.  Just observations…. but they go a little crazy.

Or some can go very, very crazy….

IMG_1473Sooner or later, this hate they have, consumes them.  Gee who knows why they hate so much?

Maybe something happened to them, where they got no resolution.  Maybe, they were wronged, and no one apologized, or maybe they just feel good hating.  Or taught to hate. Thats scary.  It may even be where they think to hate gives them power?  But hate makes them implode…

There is something very dark, foreboding, and black about a soul, who hates.  The darkness, hides the love that could be available, and they cannot see.  They do not stop to see with love.

Hmmmm…..

I don’t know.  All I know, is I don’t like how hate feels in me.  Oh I have disliked some folks, but I have never gone to the point of hating.  Even as a child, I would always catch myself.  To not think that mean, to be hateful.  I hope I never do.  Because then part of me, will lose the innocence, that I still hold onto.  I hold onto that innocence, of sorts, because it reminds me of being a child.  Of being in awe of beauty, there is nothing beautiful about a heart that hates.  Its all about self.

Love is different….

That child like feeling, that can look at something, and just react in love.  Even if it is pity.  Sure I get angry, I have been known to do so.  I think those that truly know me, know I have that side of me.  Sometimes, I am blunt, I can be harsh.  I can come on very strong.

But I don’t lose control.  Maybe sometimes I did.  Over react.  But still. To not get to the point, where you would think of hate.  To do something… to purposely hurt someone.  To inflict pain or sorrow. To use something you know about the person, to make them feel bad.  Or inferior, this is hate. But in that process, puffing yourself up.  Wow. That would be a point of no return in hate.  That scares me.

Hate seems to want some kind of justification.  Some kind of resolution.  But, to react with that energy, just does not seem to me, to bring out positive results.  How can it?

What brings on hate?  Jealousy?  Being unforgiving?  Resentment?  Bitterness, that enters the soul, that poisons someones thoughts?  Bad thoughts, that have been seed, but now taken root in the soul.

All by the way, that are characteristics of the enemy, of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

IF A MAN SAY, I LOVE GOD, AND HATETH HIS BROTHER, HE IS A LIAR:  FOR HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER WHOM HE HATH SEEN, HOW CAN HE LOVE GOD WHOM HE HATH NOT SEEN?   I JOHN 4:20  King James. P3110014.JPG

Have you ever noticed those who hate, and I am talking about the things that you see on social media, toward certain individuals, is so unkind?  Rude.  Demanding?  They seem to go a little crazy, to be honest.  There is no filter.  There is no moral code.  There is no sense of just being polite, or a sense to give someone the benefit of the doubt?

When I see some of these folks, they forget, what seems to be right or wrong.  They cannot see truth.  Truth could be staring them in the face, but this hate, seems to distort things, and they don’t see truth, they just want to see what they want to see.

Hate is a strange thing, yet there are things we are called to hate.  According to God.  Evil, is one of those things.  We are to hate evil.

YE THAT LOVE THE LORD, HATE EVIL:  HE PRESERVETH THE SOULS OF HIS SAINTS: HE DELIVERETH THEM OUT OF THE HAND OF THE WICKED.  PSALM 97:10  King James 

Hate to me, can lead to evil….

The remedy?  Jesus Christ.  Seeking He who is love. Repentance, a soul searching to see, the poison in one self.  I believe hate, can be turned into love.  If we take heed to the King James scriptures.  The commandments the law of love.  To love God, to love one another, to forgive.

AND THIS COMMANDMENT HAVE WE FROM HIM, THAT HE WHO LOVETH GOD LOVE HIS BROTHER ALSO.  I JOHN 4:21 King James.   

Going to God, can show us that hate, so we no longer are ruled by that spirit of hate.  But by the spirit of love.  The enemy of God, hates us.  So sadly, you don’t want to see it, but expect it.  Christ told us.  Sad that more Christians don’t see this, or practice it.  Because I have seen many Christians, hating even others.  That they have called a brother or sister in Christ.  That is a Pharisee spirit, in my estimation.

MARVEL NOT, MY BRETHREN IF THE WORLD HATE YOU.  WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE, BECAUSE WE LOVE THE BRETHREN.  HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROHTER ABIDETH IN DEATH.  WHOSOEVER HATETH HIS BROTHER IS A MURDERER: AND YE KNOW THAT NO MURDERER HATH ETERNAL LIFE ABIDING IN HIM. I JOHN 3:13-15 King James

The enemy hates when he sees Jesus in our hearts.  When we walk in love.  Because it reminds him, God had the upper hand, and actually kicked him out of the Kingdom of God, and he knows his destination is hell.  Maybe thats why the devil hates.  But either way,  that should teach us all something.  Don’t hate.

Remember we do not come against flesh and blood, but against principalities.  When I see hate in someone, I feel sad for them, because the enemy, has invaded their soul, with hate.  It becomes a struggle for them, this hate, they feel.  But it has taught me, to walk away.  Because whether they know it or not, they are in a spirit of evil.

FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULES OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.  EPHESIANS 6:12 King James.  
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Maybe I don’t hate, because God has always shown me love.  In a world, where many have not.  Where many have not cared.  Where I have seen hate.  Even in those that I loved.  But something, within my soul, my spirit, said, don’t learn that….don’t hate.

Just My Thoughts, today.

Let us practice walking in love, as Christ did.  He is our greatest example.  The only way we can do that is by totally giving our hearts to Christ.  Ensuring our salvation.  Repenting, starting over…..

 

 

Elena Ramirez