DONT BETRAY GOD AND COUNTRY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


I feel led to write this. I really have not felt the Holy Spirit, to prompt me to write lately. So I will obey.

But I have sensed because of this election, that many are misled. Many are deceived by the enemy. Many are believing lies, that will cause them to betray God and country. I see Christians hating. Judging. Believing the lies from the devil.

BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. GALATIANS 6:7 King James.

It saddens me. Because if you have ever felt a sense of betrayal from someone, it wounds you greatly. The pain, could go on, even though you are healed, but like when still waters are touched, the circle of reminders, through the vibrations, reminds us. Of the betrayal.

I always want to look at how God looks at things. I know His ways, are not our ways. But I have had poor judgement in the past. With people, with choices, with myself. It grieves me.

But see, there are boundaries, lines, we should never cross. And if one finds themselves, hating others, or not honoring the things that we should, like God and country.

One is doing a disservice to themselves, but also the country, they live in. They are crossing a line into the enemies territory.

You have to look at the fruit of people, because the devil will use many people, who are lost themselves. Then the blind, will lead the blind.

LET THEM ALONE: THEY BE BLIND LEADERS OF THE BLIND. AND IF THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, BOTH SHALL FALL INTO THE DITCH. MATTHEW 15:14 KING JAMES.

I see right now in our country, a very anti-Christ spirit. A spirit, that calls folks to hate, to disobey God, to turn from our Constitution, the things that our forefathers taught us, and it grieves me. As I am sure it grieves God.

This is betrayal.

I have always appreciated loyalty. When I have had it, or thought I had it, I gave of myself as well. Totally 100 percent. But when I have not been loyal, say to God, by disobeying Him, when I was younger. I reaped sorrow, sadness, and it hurt me.

I just sense that we need to look at the fruit of things, and people. I don’t want to judge anybody, because actually, when folks tell me I am wrong, because I support my President.

I just think, you know Christ forgave me. Extended grace to me. I don’t have to judge my President. Thats Gods job, not mine. I am called to pray for our President. To walk in love, those are the greatest commandments.

BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER. JOHN 13:35 King James.

I look at the other party, the things they stand for now, are total contradictions. The hate, is so obvious. The disrespect. To God and country. The anti-Christ spirit. The fight for life, for the unborn. To continue to kill the innocent.

It is sad to see in Adults. But it is sadder to see in our youth.

There is a fight for our soul, of this nation. And we have reaped Gods wrath. If not now, when we stand before Him.

I don’t know if it will be totally revealed, but I just sense we need to get right with God. By our choices. Even in politics.

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

This is not religion. Folks, this is about relationship with God, lets prove, we are loyal to God and country. This will hurt us.

AND TRULY THE SON OF MAN GOETH, AS IT WAS DETERMINED: BUT WOE UNTO THAT MAN BY WHOM HE IS BETRAYED. LUKE 22:22 King James.

Just my thoughts today, Have a blessed one.

Elena Ramirez

WHEN IT “SEEMS” LIKE GOD SAYS NO ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 3I suppose, I want to emphasize the word “seems” in my title, because, well anything, can change, with God.  All things are possible.  He says, is there anything too hard for me?

BEHOLD, I AM THE LORD, THE GOD OF ALL FLESH:  IS THERE ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR ME?  JEREMIAH 32:27 King James.  

And honestly, I know there is nothing impossible with Him.  Thats why I love my King James word.  Because of His promises.  His holiness, His authority, His power….

Because He speaks things to my soul, that I embrace. That I claim from His Holy word.  Again, this is why I emphasize a King James, because it is His voice.  Not changed.

Anyway, back to my thoughts, I have seen Him do things in my life that amazes me.  Including the beginning of my life, since, I was not supposed to be born, but my father prayed for me.  I give Him glory.

Well…..

I have been having a hearts desire for years.  And please don’t try and guess it, I would not tell you, if you did guess correctly.

DELIGHT THYSELF ALSO IN THE LORD;  AND HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART.  COMMIT THY WAY UNTO THE LORD; TRUST ALSO IN HIM; AND HE SHALL BRING IT TO PASS.  PSALM 37:4-5 KING JAMES.  

I have held onto that, and maybe you can see, as I explain further.  It’s a promise from God.  That I have held onto dearly.

In some ways, and yes some other ways, it’s just been a matter of trusting God, waiting, and waiting.  And waiting some more.  And then waiting again.

I am taking a rest, for now. If it happens.  Wow, glory to God.  Sounds sad to write.  But its true.  I just put it in the lap of my Lord, at His throne.

See, I have found myself kind of freaking out about this.  In other words, I found that I was putting my happiness, in this hope, this desire.  Lately, it consumed me.

I don’t think I have been living daily content or fulfilled, because I kept thinking if this happens, I will be happy.  It will fulfill me, I want to say;

Look what the Lord has done for me. 

But, I found myself lately being very discontent.  It’s been affecting my moods, my spirit.  Yesterday, I had an epitome.  A revelation.  I thought, is this thing an idol to me, am I getting my eyes off of God?  Am I consumed.  Obsessed?  Yes. I think I was.  Maybe because I have wanted it for so long…..

I had a conversation with someone the day before this, who dismissed me so rudely.  Because he had posted, that you don’t have to do anything for God to love you.  Or something to that affect.  It bothered me, deep down.  I was not trying to argue, but I wanted to express my heart in this.

Because I believe in works.

I believe in serving God.  I believe in being a reflection of Christ, doing as He did, in some ways.  I am not God, I don’t claim to be.  But I want to be like Jesus, doing things for Him.  I guess that’s why I write.  I am not perfect, nor will I ever claim to be.  I know my faults, and flaws more than anybody.  Seems the devil knows them too, so I have to rebuke him in these matters.

But anyway, I expressed to this person, I love serving God, and he called it religion. Dismissed me, like I was a pesky fly, said, he was showing the love of God to others.  But dismissed me.  I thought it was hypocritical.  To say that yet be rude to me. So I pursued it, and told him it was not right to call my feelings or expression religion.  It ended up, where he did not nor could not see the error of his rudeness.  So, I tried to be the mature one, and ended the conversation.

Not sure, why this scripture comes to me, maybe because he really did trample on my feelings, concerning serving God.

GIVE NOT THAT WHICH IS HOLY UNTO THE DOGS, NEITHER CAST YE YOUR PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, LEST THEY TRAMPLE THEM UNDER THEIR FEET, AND TURN AGAIN AND REND YOU.  MATTHEW 7:6 King James. 

It hurt me.  I don’t know why.  Maybe I did not have my armor of God on tightly.  But I had a fretful nights sleep.  The next morning, yesterday, I woke up.  Angry, agitated, and I won’t go into details.  But I did not act nice, or kind.  Christ like.  Instead, I was the old Elena, the one, before Christ. I saw myself so frustrated.  I cried most of the morning.  I repented.

But something told me, and I believe it was the holy spirit, go back to that conversation, and tell that mean man you forgive him.  So I did.

I felt the release so much, that I saw the poison, his mocking did to me, especially coming from a so-called Christian man.  That when I said, I forgive you, I felt the release.  It was that quick.

This man by the way, did not acknowledge me.  But I believe he saw the post.  It’s o.k. I don’t need his confirmation or acknowledgement.  I just need peace with God.

But it made me see too, that this hearts desire of mine, was also contributing to my anger.  To my hopes.  And I let it go, once and for all, and I said,

Lord, thy will be done.

I am tired.  You cannot believe how tired I am.  Weary tired.  I am tired of hoping for this.  I am tired, of dangling this in front of me, and I cannot live my life like this, so desirous of this thing.  I have hoped for it to be my miracle.  But, it has not manifested.

I felt another release, praise God….

I am not mad at God.  I want to say this, and clarify that I am not angry at anybody to be honest.  I feel the love, and the sweet holy spirit more than ever.  But I have to say, I don’t feel this hope or urgency any more.  He took the desire away.

If it’s for sure a no, I think I can live with it.  I know I can. See, I want to be careful with God, because I know even here, I have power of life and death in my tongue.  So I don’t want to speak with finality, that it is a no.  It just seems like a no.  But I am just leaning on God, to have a new spirit.  A clean heart.   I think I really need to work on that now.

But I am o.k. I have wanted this hearts desire for years.  Maybe I have tried to work toward it to please God, to get it.  Maybe He has tested me, I kind of feel like I failed Him, to be honest.  Like I failed the test.  I don’t know.

But, in any event, I just want to pick the pieces up, of what I have left, in this and go on.  See, it seems like He has closed so many doors, on me, that I wonder.  But I have tried, no one cannot say, I have not, because I have.  I have repented.  When I am wrong, I admit it, but when I am right, I stand by that as well.

If I see someone get their heart desire in this, I will be happy for them.  I will rejoice.  I will not compare myself to them and ask God why?  Nor will I be jealous, and let that ugly enemy poison my soul.

Anyway, I just wanted to write this, to encourage you.  If you are waiting, and hoping, maybe this will help. Even if it seems like it’s a no. God loves you.  He loves me, I know that.

His refusal to me, in this matter will not change my mind or heart about God.  I know He is not like a genie, or an ATM, where you push His buttons to get what you want.  He is almighty God.  I am in awe of Him, His creation.  I always want to do things HIS way, even if it looks like works. Because it gives me faith.  Because again, He is the way, the truth, and life.

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

Hey if I can live a good life, a healthy life, and a life that worships Him in works.  With my family.  I have love. Even though some folks that are not in my life, that I called friends. And I loved….

I know my salvation is sweet.  I will never take for granted what Christ did for me on the cross.  I won’t treat it shabbily.  By sinning.  Or by treating my salvation like a license to sin.  I will serve God for the rest of my life.  You can call it works.  You can even mock it, and call it religion.  Like that mean man did.   But I know God is not mocked.  Galatians 6:7 King James.

But, I feel obligated to God, and I am grateful.  I am free, this desire, no longer controls me.

It may seem like no.  But I am o.k.  I love God. And I praise God.  I am so thankful.  Anyway….

I am not letting go of my hearts desire.  I want to make sure I say this.  I have hoped in it for so long.  It is a part of me, I cannot turn my desires, on and off.  But I am letting go of just being consumed by it.  I am trusting God.  I had to rephrase this.  But I am not letting go of God.  Ever.  I hold onto His hand tightly.  I love HIM!

EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT IS FROM ABOVE, AND COMETH DOWN FROM THE FATHER OF LIGHTS, WITH WHOM IS NO VARIABLENESS, NEITHER SHADOW OF TURNING.  JAMES 1:17 KING JAMES.  

In Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

AN ANALOGY OF LOVE AND WARNING IN CHRIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


An Analogy of Love and Warning In Christ

I want to write about the many forms of love we can have for God. And for people. But, I want to explain this, because you can be harsh with someone you love, because you want them to see the danger of something.

When God corrects us, as well, it can be harsh, but it brings results.  I know, I have reaped things, because of my disobedience to God.  But I thought as a child, I had no idea, what I was doing, was sin, or that it was wrong in the sight of God.

If only someone had warned me, I would have listened.  But no one did.

So, I am going to use an analogy of a child. A child that you love.

If you saw that a child was talking to a stranger, a stranger you knew could be questionable, you would warn that child, don’t talk to that stranger.  You might even say it, in front of that stranger, because you would want to warn that child.  Get away.

So you might be harsh when warning that child, because you want that child to be aware. Don’t talk to strangers! Because you would want to protect that child.

So if you saw that child, talking about that stranger, you would be concerned. Very concerned, because you would realize, who put those strange thoughts in the mind, and the heart, of that innocent child?  How did that stranger put those thoughts in the mind of that child?  Why did that child not know better?

It would concern you as well, if you saw a child of God. Talking about the devil. Talking about the emotions, or the feelings of the devil. You know that the devil, only comes to kill, steal, and destroy.

So if you saw a child of God, talking about the devil, or a vessel of the devil, you would not be gentle, you would say in a moment, don’t even consider, or listen to anything the devil would say. It might sound harsh.

See, we are called to warn each other. And love, reacts, sometimes harshly. If someone writes something here, and that red alert comes up, you cannot always be gentle, you warn!

Because we all can affect each other. Discretion sometimes in these matters, tells you to warn, and rebuke, and bring truth to darkness. Because not only is that child of God affected, but others could be too, because of what that child is doing.

See, in the spiritual realm, you always have to remember, God and the devil are both listening. Everything, we do is documented by God. But, when we are in disobedience, there are spiritual consequences. You open the door to the devil, when you entertain him, or his thoughts. These things bring spiritual curses.

So if you love someone, yes, you warn them, and it may sound harsh.

Sadly, the body of Christ, confuses judging with warning.  But love warns.  Love may sound harsh, but its love nonetheless.

Ezekiel 33: 8-9 King James, gives us a few examples of this, that I want to share here.  And I truly hope you look these up from a King James, because you do not want corrupted word here, or anywhere in Gods word.  That has been changed.  Even here I will warn about these Bibles, because I love you.  I am commanded to love you!

SO THOU, O SON OF MAN, I HAVE SET THEE A WATCHMAN UNTO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL; THEREFORE THOU SHALT THOU HEAR THE WORD AT MY MOUTH, AND WARN THEM FROM ME. 

WHEN I SAY UNTO THE WICKED, O WICKED MAN, THOU SHALT SURELY DIE IF THOU DOST NOT SPEAK TO WARN THE WICKED FROM HIS WAY, THAT WICKED MAN SHALL DIE IN HIS INIQUITY BUT HIS BLOOD WILL I REQUIRE AT THINE HAND. 

NEVERTHELESS, IF THOU WARN THE WICKED OF HIS WAY TO TURN FROM IT; IF HE DO NOT TURN FROM HIS WAY, HE SHALL DIE IN HIS INIQUITY; BUT THOU HAST DELIVERED THY SOUL. 

Do you see, that we are called to warn someone?  God looks at them as wicked.  But HE also warns us, and tells us our soul is in jeopardy as well, if we are not warning them.

Now this next scripture tells me, very plainly, salvation is at stake.  And we are called to warn.  Because even the “righteous” can lose their salvation.

WHEN THE RIGHTEOUS TURNETH FROM HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND COMMITTETH INIQUITY HE SHALL EVEN DIE THEREBY.  BUT IF THE WICKED TURN FROM HIS WICKEDNESS AND DO THAT WHICH IS LAWFUL AND RIGHT, HE SHALL LIVE THEREBY.  EZEKIEL 33:18 King James.   

Christ, is life, we are promised life for eternity.  If we are not in His truth, we will die.  All I know is repentance clears the slate, and take it further, acknowledge you were wrong, don’t let the pride of the devil stop you.  From growing.

I cannot even count the times, I have lost friends, or even acquaintances, because as baby Christians, they could not see, I was warning them.  I was loving them.  But they could not handle the truth, they could not see, I loved them, enough to be harsh with them, maybe even publicly, because I did not want them entertaining or talking to the devil.

Right now, I am in a situation, like this, the truth of the matter, I did not even have words with this person, where we quarreled back and forth, I just spoke my truth, and after that, I became silent.

And I know this person, did not expect me to do that, but I did, and I am not sorry I did.

See, I actually feel like I was obedient to God.  And I take that over any friendship, or relationship.  Because I want to please God, and I know the truth in these kind of matters.  I loved that person, enough to warn them.

Someone shared this, not my words, but I love how the writer expressed this.  Because this is how I feel exactly sometimes, when I confront someone, or I confront lies, meanness.

I hope it blesses you.

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In Christ, Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE VEIL OF DISOBEDIENCE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0623BUT THEIR MINDS WERE BLINDED:  FOR UNTIL THIS DAY REMAINETH THE SAME VEIL UNTAKEN AWAY IN THE READING OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.  WHICH VEIL IS DONE AWAY IN CHRIST.  II CORINTHIANS 3:14 King James. 

There is a veil that will be upon someone and their spiritual eyes, if they are in disobedience.  If they are not obeying God.

It will make that person spiritually blind.  They won’t see the wrong they are doing in the sight of God.  They won’t see, that it hurts them as well.

See, God is a spirit, and we MUST worship Him in spirit and in truth.  If a person, is not in His truth, which is a form of worship, they are in disobedience, there’s no black and white in this matter.

JOHN 4:24 King James

GOD IS A SPIRIT:  AND THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.  

So what happens is it blinds them. If they are not in His truth, or if in disobedience. If they have no true knowledge of who God is, and His commandments, laws etc.  They will be blinded.  The spirit of delusion can even come to a person.

AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE.  II THESSALONIANS 2:11 King James. 

See, this is one reason, why now at this time of my life, as I am a seasoned Christian, who is very careful to who I listen to.  Or even who I have fellowship with. Because I don’t want the blind, to lead me, and making me blind.

LET THEM ALONE:  THEY BE BLIND LEADERS OF THE BLIND.  AND IF THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, BOTH SHALL FALL INTO THE DITCH.  MATTHEW 15:14 King James. 

This is how the enemy deceives so many.  It just made me think about that, because so many claim they are Christians, but they don’t stand up for truth.  When challenges come, they are weak.  They don’t have a true foundation.  They don’t grow, you don’t see spiritual growth, they are like babies.  So when it comes to spiritual matters, they are weak.  You see no fruit of the Holy Spirit.  They don’t come against evil, because they are blinded.  Theres no courage in them.  They are kind of flaky to be honest.

And in fact, many are so blinded by this veil, that they have no idea, nor fear of God in certain matters, when it comes to spiritual entities etc.

So instead of seeking God, and His truths, they are misled, with this veil over their eyes, and they cannot see, the devil actually deceiving them.

I am really careful who I look to any more.  Or listen to.  It always has to be King James scripture based. Because folks can miss it.  But when someone has satanic roots for example, there is no way, I would even give them the time of day, to consider anything they say, because I know where they came from.  Hell itself.

It amazes me, when folks who are atheists, try to bring out scripture, and lecture to me, about matters, when the hate is so evident in their lives.

I have seen some folks believe the lies, and it grieves me, as I am sure it grieves God.

That veil of disobedience has blinded them, and I only know that this can be removed by obeying God.  Repenting, and truly seeing the error of ones ways.  Changing.

But this pride, as well, is a veil of disobedience.  And folks, have a hard time, being humble, admitting their faults to God or one another.

Its a strange thing.

I just know, if we can do anything within our own power, to avoid spiritual curses, etc.  Because of the principles of God, that are in place we should be really careful.  Humble, repentant, and ask God for discernment.  Because there are many false prophets, wolves, and devils, that don’t even try to hide who they are.  You know them by their fruits.  So why even consider what a devil would say, and blind yourself?

Seek God seek His truth, pull out your King James bible, that is holy.  Daily, put on that armor of God, because there is an enemy seeking who he can devour.  When you fall, get back up, hold onto the cross.  Grow!

I do know, that God bestows gifts of understanding, and discernment, when you obey Him, and seek His truth, and love.

Christ is that way.

II CORINTHIANS 3:16 King James

NEVERTHELESS WHEN IT SHALL TURN TO THE LORD, THE VEIL SHALL BE TAKEN AWAY.  

Blessings, in Christ,

Elena Ramirez

DEALING WITH ENEMIES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2
I WILL EXTOL THEE, O LORD, FOR THOU HAST LIFTED ME UP, AND HAST NOT MADE MY FOES TO REJOICE OVER ME.  PSALM 30:1 King James.
I do praise God, I woke up, with a different perspective.  One that says, THY WILL BE DONE.
And another, that I should not look at my enemies any more.  They are irrelevant to me now, at this time of my life.
I thought of Lots wife, and how she turned back, and was turned to stone. Very symbolic.  For me, I sense, even now, to write about it.   I don’t want a stony heart, in any way.  A bitterness.  No. We can do that, and I don’t want anything to hold me down with spiritual ties, no matter where I am….
Just a thought….
It is with great sadness, to say I have had enemies.  And it has been even harder to say, that there are those, who I loved dearly, who became my enemy.
CONSIDER MINE ENEMIES; FOR THEY ARE MANY; AND THEY HATE ME WITH CRUEL HATRED.  O KEEP MY SOUL, AND DELIVER ME:  LET ME NOT BE ASHAMED:  FOR I PUT MY TRUST IN THEE.  LET INTEGRITY AND UPRIGHTNESS PRESERVE ME; FOR I WAIT ON THEE.  PSALMS 25:19-21 KING JAMES.
And I just want to release it even here. I don’t wish anybody bad. I won’t curse. Ever.  And as I think about it further, why would I curse? When I so long for God to bless me and I want good things coming my way.  I watch that really carefully especially now at this time of my life.  Its not worth heartaches, if I know I have done the cursing.
I have met some folks, that are so mean, and cruel, and won’t apologize, won’t even acknowledge their own wrong doing, and I don’t understand that kind of behavior.
I just don’t.  Even when you try and prove it….Because you do know better.
I can fight back, with the best of them. But because I don’t let them step on me, some think that I am in the wrong doing. They think its o.k. to treat someone bad, who walks in love.
They think that a Christian is a stepping stone, or a door mat.  I have seen it so many times, even from people, I thought, I would never see that from.
Let them think what they will. I really don’t care. And I am honest when I say that now.  Maybe that’s part of my healing.
At this point in my life, I am wearing my armor of God now.  Making sure it is on.  I have seen it too often in my life, that I think I am actually a little shell shock, or desensitized, or both.
I always just put it in Gods hands. Thats all I can do. I have read so many scriptures, even in the Psalms, that talks about enemies, and I just am in awe, of who God is, when it comes to matters like this.  How He defends.  I let God fight my battles, and He never, has lost a fight.  Never.
AND ALL THIS ASSEMBLY SHALL KNOW THAT THE LORD SAVETH NOT WITH SWORD AND SPEAR: FOR THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S AND HE WILL GIVE YOU INTO OUR HANDS.  I SAMUEL 17:47 KING JAMES.  
He will make someone your footstool.  If they are your enemy.  Sooner or later……
TILL I MAKE THINE ENEMIES THY FOOTSTOOL.  LUKE 20:43 KING JAMES. 
I have seen God, show me, how He dealt with some of my enemies. I don’t rejoice over that.  It gives me no pleasure, to know someone has reaped a heart ache, because of the way they treated me.  I am not into that.
REJOICE NOT WHEN THINE ENEMY FALLETH, AND LET NOT THINE HEART BE GLAD WHEN HE STUMBLETH:  LEST THE LORD SEE IT, AND IT DISPLEASE HIM, AND HE TURN AWAY HIS WRATH FROM HIM.  PROVERBS 24:17-18  KING JAMES. 
But I do know we reap what we sow.  In life.  And even after life.  Read Galatians 6:7 King James.  Because God is not mocked.
Will God stop someone from entering the Kingdom, because of the way, they treated someone?  I don’t know.  He is the judge. So I try to be careful about that, because well, we all sin, and come short of His glory.  And I like being forgiven.  So I do always think about forgiving…..
All I know, though, is when I am wrong, I will apologize.  I will be humble.  I will admit my error in some things.  See, if I want God to forgive me, I have to be accountable.  This pride, I see from some, makes no sense to me.  That holds onto an offense, or that will not be gracious, to someone.  Its sad, when you extend grace, and grace is not returned.
I think the worse kind of enemy, though, is someone you trusted, and loved.  Someone who betrayed you.  With the Judas spirit. Someone who even called you a friend, and said they would be a friend always.  And worse that you believed that.
Oh how that hurts, throughout time, now and then.  You think of someone with great fondness, and then remember, how they treated you.  Yes, you forgive, because you know you are called to do that, but it still does hurt.  I won’t deny that.
Or maybe it does not hurt after a long amount of time, but its hard to understand, when you loved faithfully, and with loyalty.  Loyalty is such a beautiful attribute.  God has taught me, if I am loyal to Him, I can be loyal to others.  Including friends.  So I always, put that first and forefront in my mind, spirit, and soul.
Be loyal to God always, for that is the greatest thing one can do to prove themselves.
I always saw myself as loyal to some folks.  I would have done anything, I could within my own power to do good for them when it came to loyalty.  I know I did because I prayed for them.
But they could not, give me loyalty as well.
Maybe someday, I will write about friends, who I have loved, and walked away from, or they did me.  I have thought about it.  So perhaps, it can help someone.  But maybe I won’t as I said, I don’t want to look back any more.  It must be by Gods prompting if I do write about it.
But, I know, that unless, we choose to love, and walk in love, with someone, we will not have the full attributes of Christ.  Theres no way we can.  Christ told us that is how we would be known, by love….. Read John 13:35 King James.
BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU, DO GOOD TO THEM THAT HATE YOU, AND PRAY FOR THEM WHICH DESPITEFULLY USE YOU, AND PERSECUTE YOU.  MATTHEW 5:44 KING JAMES.  
I want to be like Christ, more than ever.  Yes, there is a warrior in me, but He has soothed that, on many occasion.  Now I only try to use that for His glory.  Because I actually do hate evil.  And being silent, in the face of evil, just allows it.
See, you can see the actions of some, and react just like them, returning evil for evil.  But then the devil, will have had his way with you, and that hurts you, not them.   I have learned this, I believe the hard way.
But I have learned.  Even as I recall as a child, those who hurt me, and made me their enemy, and I was not.  I learned that.
There were some even in school, as I was growing up, and I think that’s when I made most of my mistakes in that, because even as a young adult, I have never really tried to go out of my way, to be someones enemy, or to hurt them, or to make anybodies life miserable.  Thats not who I am.
But yes, as a young child, there were some, who I disliked, and I made them my enemies.  I don’t do that any more, not on purpose.  See, I cannot hold onto child like behaviors, if I want to grow in Christ.  I cannot return evil for evil.  I so dislike that poison.
If I make someone my enemy now, its because they have hurt me, or they have gone out of their way, to make me their enemy.  So I just observe it.  I watch.  But I do nothing else, but pray….
It may have festered, for a while.  But I still will not have a sense to have vengeance on them.  Even if I have opportunity.  Right now, I could do that with someone, but I will not. I don’t like that, getting even with hate.  I just will not allow it in my spirit.
Let it go, I think.  Even after some time.  Let God deal with them.
Thats how I deal with my enemies.
I WILL BE GLAD AND REJOICE IN THY MERCY:  FOR THOU HAST CONSIDERED MY TROUBLE; THOU HAST KNOWN MY SOUL IN ADVERSITIES;  AND HAST NOT SHUT ME UP INTO THE HAND OF THE ENEMY; THOU HAST SET MY FEET IN A LARGE ROOM.  PSALM 31:7-8 KING JAMES. 
In Christ, and His love,
Elena Ramirez
P.S.  Sorry about the formatting of this, I tried to break it up with paragraphs, but for some reason it is bunching it all up together.

GRATEFUL FOR PEACE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Today, I am grateful for peace. Peace that surpasses all understanding. There have been some spiritual battles lately, and its been hard. So I have longed for peace.
I always remember, when God says, there is no peace to the wicked. So, I wonder, is there anything perhaps, I have done to open the door to the enemy? So I check there, but I also realize, the wicked, will attack the righteous.
And they don’t want you to be in peace. They want to steal, and destroy, because the enemy is in them. I see, whats going on in our country with all the rioting, the race debates, and its sad, to see this in our country, at this time.
It saddens me.
Yesterday, some man, was trying to preach to me, about hating our President. Trying to shame me, because I support him. Mocking my walk with God, and trying to tell me, that no good Christian would do that.
And pulling up scripture, and I told him, don’t preach to me, because your message is not love!
Jesus, told us to love others, He even told us to love our enemies.
See, I can and do support President Trump without judging, because I realize, according to scripture, we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.
How can I judge someone, when I had sins, of my own? I know God will judge us all. So, even though, I am forgiven, and try not to sin, I don’t want to judge anybody.
Mercy, is such a beautiful thing. Grace, but I don’t want to abuse mercy or grace.
I am grateful to God, for showing me the difference. We cannot call ourselves Christians, if love is not evident. And though, I can, and I will walk away from some, I realize, I have to keep my love walk. With peace.
Just thoughts today my friends. I have not written in a while, but thought, I would share some thoughts.
Love you. In Christ. Elena
FOR HE IS OUR PEACE, WHO HATH MADE BOTH ONE, AND HATH BROKEN DOWN THE MIDDLE WALL OF PARTITION BETWEEN US. EPHESIANS 2:14 King James.

DISPATCHING ANGELS ON YOUR BEHALF ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2The Lord, gave me a secret today, and I know, HE knew, I needed it.  Sometimes, spiritual battles can weigh heavy on a person.  You sometimes, don’t see light at the end of your tunnel.  Opposition, can be every where.  When you need a friend, you don’t really have one, so you have to see, Christ is your greatest friend.

Christ is my greatest friend.  And HE knows, that I am not ashamed of my faith.  In fact, I was talking to my husband about that, because every one knows, I love the Lord.  Or that I am a Christian.

Today, some woman was mocking Christians in general.  And I won’t get into what she said.  But I did rebuke her.  In the name of Jesus. I even gave a King James scripture.

Afterwards, the Lord spoke to me, and HE reminded me of the authority I do have in Christ.  See, we can bind, or loose things, in the earth, but heaven, will receive it as well.

VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, WHATSOEVER YE SHALL BIND ON EARTH SHALL BE BOUND IN HEAVEN:  AND WHATSOEVER YE SHALL LOOSE ON EARTH SHALL BE LOOSED IN HEAVEN.  MATTHEW 18:18 King James.  

So the Lord, reminded me of who I am in Christ.  He has given me authority, to tread on serpents and scorpions as well.

BEHOLD I GIVE UNTO YOU POWER TO TREAD ON SERPENTS AND SCORPIONS, AND OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY:  AND NOTHING SHALL BY ANY MEANS HURT YOU.  LUKE 10;19  KJV.  

Enemies, who shoot out darts of venomous hate to me, because of who I am.  In Christ.

And I just felt it so clearly.

TELL THE DEVIL TO SHUT UP!  BECAUSE YOU HAVE AUTHORITY TO DISPATCH ANGELS IF YOU WANT TO!

WOW.  

And I do, have that authority.  Sometimes, we don’t see the spiritual powers, we can have, because well, we know all authority belongs to God.  But there are spiritual gifts God can give us, when we are right with Him, when we are at our wits end.  He will remind us, by the Holy Spirit.  When we have to do what we have to do as Christians, because really thats what its all about.  Bringing glory to God, and bringing all situations, to the obedience of Christ.

Now, I am just speculating, and surmising, this, because I FEAR GOD!  I speak it even here.  I don’t try to over step, or cross into something, that I have no business doing.  If you get my drift.  See, some may do that.  They like power, or they want to make it about self.  And I won’t even get into details.  But some, like to play with spiritual entities.  The thing with that though, is they play right into the devils hands, and they bring curses.  No thank you.

I know who I am in Christ, and I have grown.  I see that.  I attribute that to just trying to be faithful to God.  I am not perfect.  This lady today, when she mocked me, she tried to undermine me.  And with all my faults, and yes I do have some, I know I won’t be totally perfected until I am standing before God.  Then true restoration, will happen, I just know it.

But, I don’t have to be anybodies punching bag, or door mat, because I am a Christian.  See, I am made in the image of God.  I honor Him first.  I obey Him, or try, and when I fail, I do repent, I do try and be humble.  I do try and walk in love first.  I always offer forgiveness. So HE knows.   He gives me courage.  See, I bow before Him, and that makes me able to stand before anybody.  No weapon formed against me will prosper…. I can speak against that.

NO WEAPON THAT IS FORMED AGAINST THEE SHALL PROSPER: AND EVERY TONGUE THAT SHALL RISE AGAINST THEE IN JUDGMENT THOU SHALT CONDEMN.  THIS IS THE HERITAGE OF THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD, AND THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OF ME, SAITH THE LORD.  ISAIAH 54:17 KING JAMES. 

The other day, was a tough day too, I gave someone a piece of my mind.  After all the times, I tried to do right, be a good person, this person snubbed me, yet I was not out of line, I spoke truth.  And it had been building up in me for some time.  But I released it.  But that day, that I was in a battle with my enemy, God brought someone to give me a gift.  Left it on our table, and my enemy saw me being blessed.  It reminded me of Psalms 23:5 King James.

THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES:  THOU ANOINTEST MY HEAD WITH OIL:  MY CUP RUNNETH OVER.  PSALMS 23:5 KING JAMES. 

Anyway, concerning angels, I just want to remind you.  Because I know this about God, HE is very jealous.  And so yes, you can have authority to dispatch angels.  And to bind and loose things in His authority. But you better make sure you are right with God first.  In fear of God.

Don’t pray to them.  Don’t pray to your angels. Don’t put them on a pedestal.  Don’t talk to them, if you speak. Speak it in the name of Jesus first.  Dispatch them.  By asking God.

THOU SHALT NOT MAKE UNTO THEE ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, OR ANY LIKENESS OF ANYTHING THAT IS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, OR THAT IS IN THE EARTH BENEATH, OR THAT IS IN THE WATER UNDER THE EARTH.  THOU SHALT NOT BOW DOWN THYSELF TO THEM, NOR SERVE THEM:  FOR I THE LORD THY GOD AM A JEALOUS GOD, VISITING THE INIQUITY OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN UNTO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION OF THEM THAT HATE ME.  EXODUS 20:4-5 King James.

You need to really look at this verse very carefully.  If you want to please God.  Have you prayed to someone besides Christ?

FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR, BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS.  I Timothy 2:5 King James.  

I would recommend repenting.  See, the way God looks at it, HE sees that you hate Him.  And this can be a generational curse.  You might want to break that, by pleading the blood of Jesus, and even repenting for your ancestors.   By praying to God, through Jesus Christ.

I have always tried to be careful with that.  Because I never want to offend God, but today God said, you can speak in my name, and tell the devil to be quiet, because I am giving you authority to dispatch angels, in my name.

Made me praise HIM even more today!

This is the day, the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.  Lord, I praise you, and thank you for who you are, and all that you do.  I thank you for my salvation, I thank you Lord, for teaching me truth, and all for your glory.  I thank you for being my defender.  I thank you knowing the battle is always yours. And you never lose my Lord, I am blessed. In Jesus name.    Amen. 

I hope this blesses you, too in Christ.  See I want to serve God, by blessing you, and serving you with truth.

Elena Ramirez

MY EXPLANATION OF SALVATION (GIVING MY HEART TO CHRIST) ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Gee, as I look at this photo of my tulips, to say it even in a word or two.  

Its New Life.  I do have it.  I know it….I have been born again. 

I had a dream this morning, before waking up, and it inspired me to write this.  I was involved in a conversation with someone, who was arguing about Christianity.

This person, went on and on, about how she was turned off with Christians, with the hypocrisy, with pastors, that only wanted her money, and I understood, her concerns.  And she shared more.

So I shared with her….Because I know God was on the line listening……

Frankly.

So I started to explain to her, what my salvation meant to me, since, I am a seasoned Christian.  So, I am writing it here.

But I started explaining to her, what has happened in the process.  I hope I can express it here, as well for your benefit.  Perhaps, you don’t see the need for it, perhaps, it seems like a fantasy, as many have told me, but it is not, it really is more.

And I hope to God and pray, that I can articulate it in a way, that makes sense, but that does not complicate it, because to be honest, the plan of Gods salvation, just really comes down to believing, repenting, and obeying God, with prayer.  Reading good King James word.  I fell in love with God.  But I did not fall, if that makes sense.

Its not hard, because there is something that God does, because well HE IS GOD, but He is a gentleman, He does not control us, or make us do anything.  So I have to say that at first.  Because I have a hard time with control myself.

But let me explain a bit, and share some of my testimony as well, to build a foundation.

See, years ago, I was a very lost young woman.  I was very, very lonely.  I lived in an environment, to be honest, with my mother, who was not a gracious person, to be that honest.  She was a very suspicious person, and she was hard to get a long with, and I don’t want to be disrespectful to her memory, but she and I could not reason with each other.  To get results.

I rebelled.  Which made it worse, as I look at it.  But in any event, it sort of made me jump out of the frying pan, into the fire.  And I got burned.

I got burned in the sense, that since, I did not have good role models, or understanding from some, that I had no one to go to.  I was very misguided.  And then rebellious.  Not a good combination.

I started looking for love, and comfort in the wrong places.  And it grieves me, to even look back on that, and so I won’t get into details.  But I made a lot of mistakes, in searching.  And I think we all can do that.  Because there is a space in our souls, our hearts, our beings, that just needs to be nurtured, and fulfilled.  When we don’t find it, we begin substituting things, for something, to be honest that only God can fulfill.  With His love, because He is love.  I John 4:16 KJV.

Well, I made a lot of mistakes.  A lot of bad calls.  A lot of sins!  I was in the wrong company.  I was doing things that were not healthy for my spirit, but for my physical being as well.  I was used by some, and abused.  Not a good feeling, to admit here, but it’s true.  I was a very trusting soul.  No longer.

Anyway, when I finally hit bottom, and I hit hard.  I realized, I did not want to live that way any more.  I cried out to God.  I had an experience, that was sort of out of body, but very spiritual in the sense, that I sensed good and evil.  But the evil was winning, and that scared me.  (Go to my main page, and look at my testimony.  It will give more detail.)

Anyway….

I realized my soul was at stake.  I think I was close to death.  And I saw evil, mocking me, and laughing at me, and I did not like, that something was controlling me.  It was a spirit of the enemy, and I am funny about things like that even with my rebellion from my mother, but I don’t like control.  From anything, or anybody.  Substances like cigarettes as well, controlled me, and I thought to myself, I don’t like having to have a cigarette, just because it controls my cravings.  So that’s one place where I started.  I cleaned up.  I got sober real quick too.

Mama, had said that she had quit smoking, by asking God for help.  She asked him to take the desire away.  He did, mama was a good woman, though she was very hurt, very broken.  I won’t take that from my mama.  She was very, very protective, in the sense that she was controlling.  But she loved me.  And I never experienced any kind of abuse from someone else who could have been in the house, because she was lonely.  From a sexual pervert.  You get my drift.  Mama took care of me.  It was hard. She could have easily brought a man in the home to be her comfort, but she did not, I was the priority.

Anyway, back to my testimony.  So when I asked God to take the desire of cigarettes away from me too, it happened.  The desire left, and very easily.  I was not one of these people, who struggled, or who had issues of craving, it just left, and I have not smoked since then.  My goodness it has been over 45 years, at least.  Anyway….

So when I saw that, I began understanding the principles of obeying God.  I began understanding, His ways, because I began searching for Him.  To please Him.  To not try and compromise His ways, because I have learned throughout the years, obedience is the key to ensuring my salvation.

I don’t take for granted, what Christ did for me on the cross.  I have had many experiences, too many to even point out here, but God has always been there for me.  Always.  Instructing me, coaxing me, teaching me, His ways.  Protecting me, from dangerous situations.  And if something negative has happened to me, it has been because of my lack of good judgement, but I never blame God for my mistakes.

Anyway, how can I put all this in just one post?  All I can say, is I do know God!

I am not brainwashed, I am soul washed.  I believe in daily repentance.  I also believe in just trusting God, even when things are tough.  I will never, ever let go of God, no matter how hard things can be, and they have been.  See, if I let go, that would be my safety net, and I don’t want to eliminate something that offers me spiritual security, that could even also affect my physical being.  God has protected me, sent angels to guide me, loved me.  When no one else would.  So no, I never have problems with my faith.  When I have, I realized it was my job, to start working on that.  And yes, works build up faith.  Look up the King James scripture, faith without works is dead.  In fact, memorize it, because it ticks me off, when folks, undermine works.

FOR AS THE BODY WITHOUT THE SPIRIT IS DEAD, SO FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD ALSO.  JAMES 2:26  KJV. 

This is why I do get ticked off, when someone mocks my Christianity, my faith, my belief.  Because God Himself has saved me, and cared, and loved me, when no one else would.  They have not walked in my shoes.  How dare they mock this!  (Sorry, I am venting.  Lol.)

He sent me my husband, which is a miracle in itself.  And I have a family.  With him, and our son.  Finances, are always provided for.  I don’t look for Gods hand, I look to His face.  Its a relationship folks.  One that I honor, and I want to be loyal to.  In fact it has taught me to be loyal to others, because He is loyal to me, and I am loyal to Him.

I take to heart what my King James bible says.  It says to love Him, to love others, and to forgive.  I try.  I fail sometimes, but I get back up and try.

He has healed me, spiritually, and physically many times.  Jeremiah 17:14 KJV is another testimony of His healing.  Because I prayed it, and I pray His holy word.

I am growing on the vine, and I am producing fruit.  I see it, after years, of searching for Him, and He has used me, to be a light, for Christ.  I have over 300 posts just here, that I have written, for His glory.  In fact, in the future, well they will be more available…..and thats all I will say for now.

All I know, to conclude this, to wrap this up a bit.  Is, I don’t worry about when I leave this earth.  I know heaven will be my home.  I know, Christ, will greet me, when my soul leaves this body.  I am not perfect.  I am not holier than thou.  I am just someone, who was so broken, and lost, but He came and saved me.  He came, and taught me.  He held me.  I realize we all sin, and we all come short of His glory, so I want to be careful about judging.  But I know we are called to warn, as Ezekiel 33 KJV tells us, and that includes warning the righteous too, and I hope part of my message here is to warn you. don’t play with your salvation.  Make it right with God.  Fear Him.

But I know I have my part, and this is where some, misunderstand, but they don’t know God is a legal God.  When I hear messages, that shun, or undermine the law.  His laws. I shudder.  Because they are doing a disservice.  God did not flip flop from the old testament, to the New Testament.  He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The only law we are free from, is the law of sin and death.  Not HIS COMMANDMENTS!

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.  KING JAMES.  

I fear God.  And thats not taught either.  He does test us sometimes.  And when He does, He usually is silent….

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

BUT HE KNOWETH THE WAY THAT I TAKE:  WHEN HE HATH TRIED ME, I SHALL COME FORTH AS GOLD.  JOB 23:10  KJV.  

See, there are consequences, to what we do on this earth, and I think its stupid, yes, I will be blunt.  Its stupid, to not embrace His plan of salvation.  Its stupid to think you have a license to sin.  And it will deceive you.

It is not complicated.  He is just trying to have a relationship with us.  But He has his ways, and He is not mocked.  His ways are of excellence.  He does not compromise on that.

Boy if I could hammer that one, I would, because so many in our world, mock Him.  Mock Christianity.  And they think they can get away with the dirty ugly deeds that they do, and they won’t.  There will be a price to pay.  Galatians 6:7 King James.  You know what to do….

See, Christ died on the cross for us, to take that penalty of sin away.  But if you mock it, if you ignore it, well you do your own soul a disservice.  You become your own enemy.  You let the enemy deceive you.  Because he knows his soul is bound for hell, but he wants to take as many with him, as possible.

But Christ, makes a way.  He is the way, the truth, and life.  Read it from a King James.  John 14:6.  See, I want you to search, His truths, thats what I did, and do.  Don’t just take my word for it, I challenge you to find the truth yourself.  Do not get lazy in your Christianity.  And then share it with others.

I just cannot understand, why folks would deny the plan of salvation.  Maybe they don’t understand it.  Maybe they have seen so many hypocritical Christians, that they think, I don’t want that.  I don’t blame them.  Neither do I.  In fact, the most pain, or hurt was from Christians that I trusted, and loved.  So no I understand. Perfectly.

But when you give your heart to Christ, you begin a relationship.  See, He does not lie.  He keeps His word.  He is not a man, that could do that.  So thats why getting to know Him, and what He says is so important.  This is why I constantly reiterate, and bring up using a King James bible, because it is His voice, not a man, who changed the word, to understand.  Because God gives you the understanding if you search for Him in a King James.  It is His voice, and to another, I will not follow.

MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME.  JOHN 10:27  KJV.  

AND A STRANGER WILL THEY NOT FOLLOW, BUT WILL FLEE FROM HIM:  FOR THEY KNOW NOT THE VOICE OF STRANGERS.  JOHN 10:5 KJV. 

Its not religion folks.  Remember this.  Religion is rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups.  They make mistakes, we see it all the time.  And I won’t name them.  By their religion.  But I don’t trust men, or people, (religion) for my salvation, or even to minister to me any more.  Sad huh?  No, I go to the source God Himself, and no one can comfort me, or teach me, instruct me, like He can.

So no, I have just learned, and maybe the hard way, that has produced fruit, is that its so important to build that relationship with God.  He did His part, and all I have to do is trust and obey.  Fear Him, because there will be consequences.  Don’t get in hot water, even though it can clean you up, and live for Him, because He died for me, and you.

I just know if I had not made that decision years ago, I probably would be dead, because I was on that path.  Sometimes, you have to stop at those cross roads, and look and see, and choose the old path, because if you choose the wide path, well, its a path that leads straight to hell.

THUS SAITH THE LORD, STAND YE IN THE WAYS, AND SEE, AND ASK FOR THE OLD PATHS.  WHERE IS THE GOOD WAY, AND WALK THEREIN, AND YE SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.  BUT THEY SAID, WE WILL NOT WALK THEREIN.  JEREMIAH 6:16 KJV.

Anyway, if I feel led to add more here I will, but for now, I just hope you make it right with Christ.  Heres a small prayer of salvation, if it will help.

Father, I know I am a sinner, and I come to you on my knees, humble.  Knowing Lord, I do not deserve your mercy, but I pray for it anyway.  I repent of my sins, sins, that I have known not to be right, but also for sins, I have no idea what was right or wrong in your sight.  Secret sins, I bring them to your throne, and repent.  I accept Christ as my Lord and savior.  I know He went to the cross, suffered, and died for me, to have this gift.  This gift of salvation.  It makes me sad, to know my sins, put Him on that cross.  But I am so thankful.  I don’t know if I can ever produce fruit for you, but I want to make sure my soul, has a place to go when I leave this earth, and when those books of life, are opened, I want the record to reflect that I knew you, and you knew me, and I made it right with you.  Lord, I just ask that you break the chains of bondage off of me.  Those things that have separated me from you.  Those things, that you consider as sin.  Spiritual curses.  Maybe even generational curses.  Take them off of me, by the blood of Jesus, I plead.  Change my heart.  Give me love, and help me to know you and love you.  Help me to love others too Lord.  Lord, I ask for life abundantly in Christ, because He died for me.  Help me Lord, I want to make it all right with you.  And have peace from now until the time, I stand before you. In Jesus name.  Amen.

Friend, if you prayed that prayer, I hope you document the date, and start growing on the vine with Christ.  You will make mistakes, but keep running to His throne.  We all do, but when we are wise enough to take things to heart, be accountable to Him, and yes others, we grow.  And thats what it is all about.

THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED.  ROMANS 10:9  KJV.  

Its your responsibility to keep the relationship going.  He did His part.  Do yours!

Never, ever be ashamed of Him.  It takes courage, to do so, but I won’t hide my light.  In fact, God gives me a boldness to confront things, because I acknowledge Him, and His ways, His truth, through Jesus.  And I know if I am ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of me, when I stand before Him, and His angels.

WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME AND OF MY WORDS IN THIS ADULTEROUS AND SINFUL GENERATION; OF HIM ALSO SHALL THE SON OF MAN BE ASHAMED, WHEN HE COMETH IN THE GLORY OF HIS FATHER WITH THE HOLY ANGELS.  MARK 8:38  KJV.  

I hope my thoughts here, kind of explain, about salvation, and how it affected me.  But just know, you will have your own testimony, your own story to tell others, to say, LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE FOR ME.  

It may be different, but you will start to see the difference, slowly perhaps, but you will see fruit, from God.  You will see the cleansing.  You will see your mind changed.  Things that you once desired, will repulse you, because the Holy Spirit, will quicken you.  I used to cuss so much, but thats one thing He took away from me too.  I get disgusted, when I see profanity.  Gee there are so many words to choose from in His truth, and a dictionary.    I learned, I am the temple of the living God….

This is true….

Oh well, all I know, is I am changed.  And I give Him glory for it.  And I thank Him, for my salvation.  What a gift, what a blessing.  It is Love.  Its my reassurance, in a world that does not offer that.  But He does.

Blessings, and love,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

LOVE THE UNLOVABLE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2Love the unlovable.  Let me repeat this, love the unlovable.  

Why?

Because they are unlovable.  Every body sees it, it is easy, to identify them because of the anger, the toxicity, the pain, the mean spirit they have.  Some of them hide it well.  But then you open the shell of one, that is unlovable, and they are exposed.  So much that they are repulsive to you.

You don’t want to be like that, do you?  No…

So what you need to do is love them.  See, you may learn their behaviors.  You may accept the pessimism, or strange mean spirit, as correct, because you love them, but it wears on you, you can catch it, just like they did.  Sort of like a virus. Why did they catch that?

Because someone did not love them.

Easy answer.

Someone was mean to them, someone, was harsh, and cruel.  It made them unlovable.  It is not the kind of spirit, that brings warm, and fuzzy feelings, if you get my drift.  But instead of forgiving, they drank the poison.

I have a saying; That the worse women, are women, who hurt other women.  Because another woman probably hurt her, but instead of getting over it, she drank the poison.  

See if you know that, it kind of brings a different perspective to you, in how to deal with unlovable people.  Pity, if constructive, can bring good results.  Not that you actually say that, you pity someone, because that would get them angry.  So don’t say it.  Put a guard on your mouth, don’t say what you really think.  But if you think about it, constructively, in the sense, that you get compassion for someone, it can make a difference.  It can help.

I guess, I am thinking about people, I have met in my life.  Mean people. Toxic people.  Some very unlovable.  Yet I loved them.  Sometimes, though, I have had to love them from a far.  Because I could not handle the toxicity or the mean personalities, because it affected me.  I gave them the benefit of the doubt.  Sometimes, I offered grace, because well I just knew, they were not all together healthy even spiritually, or in the mind.

I have had unlovable people, in most of my life, to be honest.  And there were times, as much as I loved them, I had to step away, because of the affect they had on me.  I just could not bear it….

Or they died.  And that was a release as well.  But it always makes me sad when I think of them, because it did not have to be that way.

If only…. I think.  But I do think it with love, and well wishes…. Oh well. 

I think prayer is love.  So if you cannot be near someone, who is unlovable, because you cannot handle it, yes pray for them.  Maybe they will open their eyes.  Leave it to God, if you cannot handle it.   Maybe Christ will touch them, and they will see truth, before it is too late.

I have tried to warn some unlovable people, that I have met, and when they reject what I say, it grieves me.  See, you want them to stop hating, or being so mean, so you take a stand, and try to reach them by even getting angry back.  Because they may reject or mock your love.  Or truth.  Which really is mind boggling.  Truth.  Is rejected.  For a second, you might see a glimmer of light coming to them, but then they shut down.  It grieves me when that happens, but all I know, is I must walk away, and shake the dust off.

Because it can be a battle…

But if you can handle it, if your love is that great, and strong, don’t abandon them.  See some unlovable people.  Just need acceptance.  They need kindness.  Maybe you can do that for them.  To soothe their wounds.  To bring light, and truth, to be a reflection of Christ.  No one has tried to soothe my wounds.  But God, always has.  Sort of like the lamb, who walked away.  Christ the shepherd came after me, and saw me in a bad place. Soothed my wounds, but reminded me not to walk away from Him.  I obeyed.

Maybe if you are strong enough, you won’t have regrets.  See, if you withstand, and you do all you can either by prayer, or sticking with them, accepting them, then maybe you won’t regret it.  Save your own conscience, or guilt, by just being strong for that unlovable person.  Especially if that person is old, and needs you.

This is not to tell you how to do what you need to do with an unlovable person.  Its just meant to remind you, that you can make a difference, by either prayer, or by just being kind.

Even the unlovable need love.

I know this is meant for someone, see you are so frustrated with that unlovable person, that you just want to walk away.  But I guess, I just want to give you some advice someone gave me a long time ago.

This person said, just love that person.  Don’t have any regrets.  I did.  I loved.  I did the best I could, the only regret was, it never changed.  I did not walk away, even though, I was rejected.

But because I did, I changed, I did not catch the hate, I let it go.  I forgave.  Does that make sense?

I just know, I did what I could, and so I tried….

I guess I can write this because I sometimes feel unlovable by some.  Is it because I am a believer in Christ?  I don’t know, but sometimes, I do feel like I caught the virus of being unlovable, now and then.  So I deal with it.

Though, I know God loves me.  I praise Him for that.  And He gave me my husband and son, they always love me.  Oh well…. Thank you Lord.

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.  

It should make you ask yourself…. Is my love showing, for even the unlovable?  Hmmmm.

Just My Thoughts….

 

Blessings, Elena Ramirez

THOUGHTS, GUIDELINES TO PONDER ON DURING CORONA VIRUS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2I like writing my thoughts down. It helps me sort through things sometimes.  Whether people read what I write or not, it really doesn’t matter to me.  See, my faith is not dependent on what folks think, but it is on what God thinks.  I have learned this, throughout my life.  It helps me accept situations.  Or losses.  Even though, I may grieve about some situations, or folks, because I loved them. But I hold onto God with all my being.

I just know this is who I am.  So, I was thinking this morning, that I should write down some rules.  To remind myself.  I am seeing a change of events, that concerns me to be honest.  Things, that I never thought I would see, when it comes to freedom.  To how others relate.

I don’t know, if we as a nation, or the world, will ever get back to normal.  Whatever that may be for some.  But it has made me stop, and look, and put things in perspective.  This may not be for everyone.  See, we are all different.  We all look at things differently.  But I still pray, you are inspired.

But I am doing this, as a person, who loves the Lord.  Who sees, that we are in something, that can bring out the worse, or the best in someone.  I want the best of who I can be in Christ, to be reflected, so this is why I write these thoughts, or rules.  To remind myself.   No matter what I see, no matter what the future holds.  I want to hold onto the innocence of goodness.  The sweet gift, of really just life.  I don’t want to abuse it.

I take to heart, my soul, my spirit, my being, is dependent on how I look at God and life.  It is my anchor.  Its my comfort, because this world does not offer comfort.  It does not offer compassion, or love.

I want to have healthy thoughts.  Even though, physical health is challenged.  Because one cannot just go out, and live your life, like you used to do.  There are people, who do not care, and so you have to care.  To protect yourself, but it is very challenging.  Especially when you just want to do every day things, like getting a hamburger, or whatever you do, in public.  You cannot.

So this will affect my spirit, to not only survive, but to thrive…..  I want to thrive.  I want to embrace what God has given me through this life.

I realize, that sometimes, one is truly just left to be, your own friend.  And when all friends leave, there is a friend, who is greater than anyone else, and that is God.  Through Jesus Christ.  He has been my refuge, my comfort, my hope, my sustaining life force.

So I write these rules, with Him in mind!:

  • Get closer to God, Elena.  Get closer, and trust Him.  Pray more.  Believe His promises. From your King James.  Its holy word, and that makes the difference.  Take it to heart.  Meditate on it.  Each word, has power, an anointing.  So take each thee and thou, to heart.  For comfort. DRAW NIGH TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NIGHT TO YOU.  CLEANSE YOUR HANDS, YE SINNERS, AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE MINDED.  JAMES 4:8 King James.   
  • Love your family, more, be more accepting.  Don’t complain.  Don’t criticize, your family, is every good gift God has given, so cherish them.  Let them know you love them.  They know it, but tell them more.  Prove it always by being kind, and supportive.  Encouraging.  They are struggling too, so just make it easier for them, by praying for them, and just being a friendly source, in the midst of everything.  Try to be strong for them.  BEHOLD, HOW GOOD AND HOW PLEASANT IT IS FOR BRETHREN TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY.  PSALMS 133:1 KING JAMES.  
  • Theres a time to fight, and there is a time to withdraw.  You don’t have to fight.  If it steals your joy.  If it frustrates you.  Yes, you may believe in a greater cause.  And some things you may see, may just want to bring out the fight in you.  To speak against it.  And you may have the fight in you.  To always do what’s right.  But this is about self-preservation, right now.  Take it easy.  A TIME TO LOVE, AND A TIME TO HATE; A TIME OF WAR, AND A TIME OF PEACE.  ECCLESIASTES 3:8 KING JAMES.
  • Enjoy the little things.  Keep your mind occupied. Stay busy.  No idle time to think.  Sometimes, over thinking, is not healthy.  It can scare you.  So, try to enjoy just the sweet little things, that bring you joy.  BEHOLD THIS IS THE JOY OF HIS WAY, AND OUT OF THE EARTH SHALL OTHERS GROW.  JOB 8:19 KING JAMES. 
  • Forgive, yes, you have said that you do, but truly let offenses go.  Wish folks, well, and release it.  Don’t hold onto it.  Its not worth it, in the bigger picture of life.  AND IF YE FORGIVE MEN THEIR TRESPASSES, YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER WILL ALSO FORGIVE YOU.  MATTHEW 6:14 KING JAMES.  
  • Dream, dream like you used to as a kid.  Dream even though, your dreams did not come true.  Even though, you sometimes feel like you missed, the boat, the plane, and the train.  Dream.  Have hope, that God will change things.  NOW THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING, THAT YE MAY ABOUND IN HOPE, THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST.  ROMANS 15:13 KING JAMES.  
  • Don’t be your own enemy.  Don’t have a defeatist, attitude.  Don’t you dare, give up.  You cannot give up.  You always have to go back to rule one.  Trusting, and getting closer to God.  Letting go of hope would hurt you in the bigger picture.  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.  
  • THANK GOD!  This is really important.  Always have a grateful heart.  For food, having a roof over your head, for all your blessings, you have.  For health.  Your family, etc.  God has been so good to you.  Keep thinking about who He is, and just thank Him.  Remember His power.  Remember all things are possible with God. IN EVERY THING GIVE THANKS:  FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU.  I THESSALONIANS 5:18 KING JAMES.  
  • Watch what you put in your spirit.  There is so much negativity, and just constant fear, that you don’t want to catch that.  Don’t act like the world, when it comes to sorting through information.  Trust God.  YE ADULTERERS AND ADULTERESSES, KNOW YE NOT THAT THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD?  WHOSOEVER THEREFORE WILL BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD.  JAMES 4:4 KING JAMES.  
  • Don’t shut down communication, with others.  Unless, it is toxic.  If its toxic, walk away, you don’t need that.  Ask God for discernment.  CAST OUT THE SCORNER, AND CONTENTION SHALL GO OUT; YEA STRIFE AND REPROACH SHALL CEASE.  PROVERBS 10:22 KING JAMES.  
  • Walk in love, always walk in love.  Even if they are toxic. Look at who Christ is, and pray to embrace His ways like that.  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 13:33-34 KING JAMES. 
  • You cannot always trust, this is a time, to weigh carefully situations, to have wisdom, and discernment in matters.  So, ask God for wisdom.  TRUST GOD. All things are in His hands, so you cannot always determine a matter, but you cannot be deceived, or you could make a bad mistake.  Just remember, no matter what, you are in Gods hands. I WILL SAY OF THE LORD, HE IS MY REFUGE AND MY FORTRESS; MY GOD IN HIM WILL I TRUST.  Psalms 91:2 KING JAMES.  
  • Laugh!  Look at silly things, and just laugh.  Don’t be so serious.  Lucille Ball, and Ricky Ricardo, made you laugh as a kid, look at those videos of them.  Abbott and Costello, remind you some things are just dumb, and you need to laugh at them.  Laugh, and have joy, because God is on the throne.  And you will find the balance in that.  THEN WAS OUR MOUTH FILLED WITH LAUGHTER, AND OUR TONGUE WITH SINGING:  THEN SAID THEY AMONG THE HEATHEN, THE LORD HATH DONE GREAT THINGS FOR THEM.  PSALMS 126:2 KING JAMES.  
  • Exercise.  Get some fresh air.  Take a walk, and with God.  FOR BODILY EXERCISE PROFITETH LITTLE:  BUT GODLINESS IS PROFITABLE UNTO ALL THINGS, HAVING PROMISE OF THE LIFE THAT NOW IS, AND OF THAT WHICH IS TO COME.  I TIMOTHY 4:8 KING JAMES.                                                                                                                              
  • Try not to have regrets.  We do sometimes, but try not to, with people you love, or with God, etc.   Saying I am sorry to God, asking others to forgive you, is such a release.  MATTHEW 3:2 AND SAYING REPENT YE: FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.  KING JAMES. 

I guess, this is it for now.  I feel better writing them already.  This is why I do speak my faith.  This is why I do proclaim who I am in Christ.  I am not ashamed to say, God is good, and He is my Lord.  I want to honor who He is.

Folks, that knew me, know this to be true.  I always try to acknowledge Him.  See, to me there is a danger of trying to hide your light.  Or being ashamed of who He is.  See, He has told us, that if we are ashamed of Him, He will be ashamed of us.  I want answers to prayer.  I want to survive.  And still thrive. I want to live my life, fully and complete in Christ.  I know there are times of testing.  I think right now is a time of testing.

Someone wrote this, and it is not my thought.  But they said, I have seen the signs.  Now, I am just waiting to hear the Trumpet.  Yes Christ will return.  When? No one knows…. But I don’t listen to the blind, leading the blind.  Because there are anti-Christ spirits.

Makes you think how valuable your salvation is.  It does me any way.  Folks, I just offer this.  Making Christ, your Lord and savior, gives you a promise for eternity.  But it also does make a way to cope.  These are just my thoughts….

But I hope they help you today, we all need a little help now and then.  I just hope to keep learning.  And always learning who God is.  I love Him.

Feel free to leave your comments, tell me how do you cope?  What rules, do you implement during this time, as a reminder?

God bless you. Be truly blessed….

 

Blessings, and love Elena Ramirez

  • P.S. Not sure, why my marks, duplicated here, but oh well.  Lol.  It would not let me make a space, between paragraphs.