THE TRUE LIGHT FROM GOD BRINGS GLADNESS TO GROW ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0049.jpgDon’t you want to grow?  Don’t you want to be glad?  I know I do…. and if we look for the light in Gods Holy King James word, we can see the light.  

Words, they may be skimmed over, or not even taken to heart, if you are in darkness, you might not see them.

But if you take to heart what Christ said, that He is the light of the world, and you let His word, be a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path you could find that light to grow.  

THY WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH.  PSALMS 119:105.  KJV.

I AM COME A LIGHT INTO THE WORLD, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON ME SHOULD NOT ABIDE IN DARKNESS.  JOHN 12:46.  KJV. 

I want to use the analogy of a flower, and how it needs light.  Do you notice there are some plants, that thrive on light?  If you put them in a dark place, they won’t grow.  They won’t become the best they can be.  They may even die.  Sadly.  

Well there are instructions, to certain plants so they can grow.  So they can thrive, and bloom, and become beautiful.  To bring beauty, to express who God is, to shine….

Friends, let me just say this, God created, each and every one of us, to shine, for His glory.  We need KJV instruction to grow. 

And if we are allowing darkness, to invade our spirits, whatever that may be.  We will not grow. 

Many people, think I am odd, because as an example, I won’t see certain movies.  I won’t allow that darkness, to enter my “eye-gate.”  

Evil movies, or even movies, that come in the name of the Lord, but they are not based on King James scriptures.  They take the concept of God, and totally distort that.  That brings darkness.  

To me, thats deception, and it comes from the enemy.  To bring darkness.  To confuse, to distort, what Father says, in His King James word.  So I won’t watch them. 

THE LIGHT OF THE BODY IS THE EYE:  IF THEREFORE THINE EYE BE SINGLE, THY WHOLE BODY SHALL BE FULL OF LIGHT.  BUT IF THINE EYE BE EVIL, THY WHOLE BODY SHALL BE FULL OF DARKNESS.  IF THEREFORE THE LIGHT, THAT IS IN THEE BE DARKNESS, HOW GREAT IS THAT DARKNESS!  MATTHEW 6:22-23.  KJV. 

We sometimes, do not realize the ramifications of our compromising, or our allowing of such things in our spirit.  Another reason, why I won’t go to a psychic, or a fortune teller, or read, my horoscope.  For these things bring darkness.  And God totally rejects these entities.  He wants us to be holy.  He wants us to seek Him, and only Him.  Anything that is not of God, is darkness…

We so have to guard our spirits.  We so have to repent, for even doing something that may offend God in this.  For they bring curses.  They bring darkness.  We live in this world, but friends, God has told us not to be a part of it.  

To be a part of it is to be an enemy of God.  

I just want to inspire you to seek light.  Seek truth, seek the good, be the good, be light, as Christ is light.  To others, and for yourself.  

To be glad, that above scripture in that photo, says so much.  But how important is it for us to really sow light?  How important is it for us, to try and be righteous?  How important is it for us, to try and be upright in our hearts?  When I read this, I see light is sown for gladness.  

I so want the joy and gladness, that only God can give?  Don’t you?

Just my thoughts today.  In love, I want to inspire you.  Let us stay away from sin, or anything else that brings darkness.  

This is why, again as well, that I warn you don’t use those corrupted bibles.  For they have been compromised, changed, added to, and deleted.  After God warned us.  They are not light.  They are not holy.  They are part truth, and part lie.  

And if you look at them for light, you may see a counterfeit light.  Seek the true light.  This does affect us, And our discernment, our understanding, our sense of right and wrong, will be diminished if darkness is present.  We must seek the light.  

We must, depart from anything that brings darkness.  Even friends, folks…. there so much to this, concerning, the light….but this is why the world, is lost.  This is why atheists are doomed for hell, because they refuse to see the light.  Don’t be like them.  

THEN JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, YET A LITTLE WHILE IS THE LIGHT WITH YOU.  WALK WHILE YE HAVE THE LIGHT, LEST DARKNESS COME UPON YOU:  FOR HE THAT WALKETH IN DARKNESS KNOWETH NOT WHITHER HE GOETH.  JOHN 12:35.  KJV.  

Much love, Elena Ramirez 

 

 

BEING BROKEN DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT GO ON ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2BEING BROKEN DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT GO ON….
Sometimes, we stop, and we say, why Lord, why?

We wonder why we have taken this path in the journey of life? Or why circumstances have led us to be where we are, doing what we do, and we wonder…

If you are wise, you will repent, for your part in it.

For circumstances, out of your control that has made you broken, God is merciful, and God will have vengeance. And can bring a restoration…

Just trust Him….but more then anything go to God. With all your soul, with all your might, and let Him see your broken heart. Your brokenness.

THE SACRIFICES OF GOD ARE A BROKEN SPIRIT: A BROKEN AND A CONTRITE HEART, O GOD, THOU WILT NOT DESPISE. PSALM 51:17 KJV.

Comparing ourselves, in the good, or the bad, with others really is not healthy for ourselves. Don’t do that. Let God have that doubt, or envy, or frustration.

For those of us who have been broken from time to time, we have a resilience, that motivates us to go on, move on, in Christ. No matter what. Because if you have made Christ your Lord, and savior, you know all things are possible.

Let me repeat that all things are possible with God. STILL…

No matter what life says, you are, or people say you are, or even deny what you do, or cannot do. God always has the final word.

He says, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD: I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG THE HEATHEN, I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH. PSALM 46:10 KJV.

When you feel broken, lost, hurt, abused, alone, remember to be still in your heart, knowing who He is. As the saying goes, “Let go, and let God.”

Let God be exalted in your heart, among people, as you give God glory, and in all you do. Like the scripture says…This is how you are healed. In that brokenness. Do that with all your heart, and you will see the healing process….

This is how you go on…..I know.

By Elena Ramirez
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TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE LITTLE THING TO BE STRONG AGAINST THAT BIG THING ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE LITTLE THING TO BE STRONG AGAINST THAT BIG THING…..By Elena Ramirez

If we cannot take a stand for God, in just a little thing. Like not seeing a certain movie, or not going to a place that is notorious, for sin, or accepting people, in our lives who are bad influences.

What kind of stand is that? How can we stand against the enemy in a big thing, if we are not strong against him, in a little thing?

Folks, we can miss it. I am sad today for I see, the little foxes steal the vines…..

We are the vine, growing with Christ, but if we do not submit to Him, we can be cut off.

Don’t we see that? Again. How can we stand against the enemy in big things, if we won’t submit to God even in little things?

And take a stand against that little thing? We ALL have to see this…

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I DECREE I WILL NOT SELL MY BOOK IN THE HOUSE OF GOD ~ By Elena Ramirez


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I just want to decree this, I want to make it clear. As many of you know, I do want to speak publicly, in your church or congregation.

I have not done it in a while.  I know, God has His reasons. But something dawned on me, just now, to speak this, to publicly proclaim it.

IF….

If I am ever called to give a testimony, or to speak publicly in a church. I will not try to sell my book there. Even today, I wrote just on impulse, Gods impulse, about how Christ turned the tables, on those who changed the temple, to sell what they had.  I don’t want to be one of those Christians.

If God blesses my book, financially, in other ways, then so be it. But I will not try to peddle the word of God, or peddle my book, in His House. In His temple.

That may sound strange to some. But I don’t care. I really do only want to serve God. But if money came into the situation, somehow it would take away from the message.

I never want to compromise or let money, be the root of evil in serving God.  

Does that make sense? I don’t know, but I am proclaiming it here.

To God be the glory….

 

By Elena Ramirez 

AND THE JEWS PASSOVER WAS AT HAND, AND JESUS WENT UP TO JERUSALEM.  AND FOUND IN THE TEMPLE THOSE THAT SOLD OXEN AND SHEEP AND DOVES, AND THE CHANGERS OF MONEY SITTING:  AND WHEN HE HAD MADE A SCOURGE OF SMALL CORDS, HE DROVE THEM ALL OUT OF THE TEMPLE, AND THE SHEEP, AND THE OXEN; AND POURED OUT THE CHANGERS MONEY, AND OVERTHREW THE TABLES.  AND SAID UNTO THEM THAT SOLD DOVES, TAKE THESE THINGS HENCE; MAKE NOT MY FATHERS HOUSE AN HOUSE OF MERCHANDISE.  JOHN 2:13-16.  KJV.  

HOW CAN ANY OF US THINK WE ARE SAINTS? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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How can of us, really think we are saints? I know, what keeps me on the straight and narrow path, is when I realize that we all sin, we all fall short of the glory of God. We all do.

When any of us, think we are a saint, we get into dangerous territory. We can get puffed up. Puffed up can lead to pride, and God hates pride.

I don’t claim to be a saint, nor do I want to say I am a sinner as well. I bring it all to the obedience of Christ.  In repentance, in humbleness.  

Something about looking in His spiritual mirror reminds me there is only one that is perfect, pure, worthy of praise and adoration and that is Christ.  Not me. 

I know, I have sinned. I pray I do not sin now. I pray I do not ever take advantage of what Christ did for me, on the cross.

But the balance for me, which I pray is pleasing in the sight of God, is to be aware, He is the only one, who can call me a saint. By seeing, I have accepted Him, by repenting. By turning away from my sins, to please Him. And only Him.

Not myself, or others. But Him….

Saint or Sinner, is His call, not mine.

“A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.”  Proverbs‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

MY THOUGHTS ON OPPOSITION AND REJECTION IN THE BODY OF CHRIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2MY THOUGHTS ON OPPOSITION AND REJECTION IN THE BODY OF CHRIST ~ By Elena Ramirez

There are times, you will share your heart, you will share your faith, and you will find that people will not accept you and will reject you.  It may cause you to draw back.  Because you have been hurt.  Burned.  This is not the time to pull back, but to pull yourself back up, and put on the full armor of God, and raise your shield of faith up.  Give God glory…

This is a time to grow stronger.  To learn, to participate…  This is not a time to get weaker, don’t back off, from who you are in Christ.  Don’t get discouraged with rules, and regulations, and traditions, that are made by men, and groups, that are religion.  Or even rules and regulations made by the world.  

Relationship is obtainable with Christ.  By true pure holy word, from the King James, and by prayer.  Don’t let religion or the world, tell you you are scum, because someone cannot see your potential.  You must see your own potential in Christ, and you must grow!

You see, whats sad, is not everybody respects.  And whats more sad, is you don’t expect especially brothers and sisters in Christ, to turn on you like a dog.  You kind of expect it from the world, but not Christians.  But you need to keep on…..You question your own motives.  And you see when you have been wronged.

Not when you know there is no malice in your heart, in even discussing matters.  Some people cannot comprehend truth, or an open heart.  One that has been healed.  One that has seen truth.  One that really does try to fight a good fight of faith.  It bothers them to see you maintain who you are in Christ. 

I know many people, have a hard time, with my own stance on some matters of God.  I don’t profess, to be always right, but when I know, I am right, and I am challenged, fought with, mocked, rejected, made fun of, I have come to realize usually the person, I am dealing with, has their own issues.  Insecurities….

And so it becomes a challenge, to them, to try and discredit me, or make me look bad, so they can look good.  That is evil. Exactly what the devil, tried to do in the Kingdom of God.  

They may think they are so sly.  With subliminal messages, with words that undermine.  To mock, or puff up, so prideful….to hurt.  Thats the goal by them to hurt. 

But I have learned its not so much the words, but the actions.  The behaviors. People will only be around, as long as you give them attention.  Once you stop that, they stop as well, and you see the fruit.  Walk away. 

Love, loves, at all times.  Even if people do not agree with you.  Something to be said, about just being courteous….

Anyway….

I want to encourage you to keep shining your light for Christ.  There is a lost world out there.  Don’t let people, who have very deep rooted, problems of their own, make you feel inferior, because you are shining.  Shining for the King of Kings.  The Lord of Lords.  You are called to be obedient to this calling….

AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, GO YE, INTO ALL THE WORLD, AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.  HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED:  BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED.  AND THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE:  IN MY NAME SHALL THEY CAST OUT DEVILS:  THEY SHALL SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES.  THEY SHALL TAKE UP SERPENTS: AND IF THEY DRINK ANY DEADLY THING, IT SHALL NOT HURT THEM:  THEY SHALL LAY HANDS ON THE SICK AND THEY SHALL RECOVER.  MARK 16:15-18

There is so much we can do, by being true to Christ.  But religion tries to change that.  It tries to twist and change His truth. As you can tell I do not trust or like religion.  It has tried to hurt me and discredit me.  And this is why, I don’t trust many….And this is why I warn you…..

But you must see, you must know to be careful yourself, you do not get prideful.  Be careful not to get full of yourself because you may know truth.  

Its easy to do, if you take your eyes off of Christ.  But put them back on the Lord, and His suffering, and realize your sins, the sins of that brother or sister in Christ is what put Jesus on the cross to begin with.  To save us. 

This is why when I see, someone at the pulpit, puffing themselves up, or not walking in love, I see, they have to come to that place themselves, and realize the fruit they are producing is not Christ.

Yet they are trying to make someone think and act a certain way, according to the rules of their religion.  This is a spirit of manipulation, and that is like witchcraft.  I thank God, I learned to be submissive to God.  At an early age, but anybody that tries to control me, by denying me, even courtesy, well I can do without.  

Wisdom tells me, I cannot make anybody do anything.  As I do not want someone to try and make me do something.  Religion, tries to enforce things, by even rejecting others, with different approaches.  Or insisting they are right. 

The sad thing is, if you are a Christian, you need to see, we are all growing on the vine.  We may be at different stages.  As a baby Christian, as a seasoned Christian, but we are to walk in love, as Christ commanded us.  To be brothers and sisters, with kindness, respect and compassion.  And when a pastor, or another Christian rejects you, they are being disobedient to the commandment of love.  

Be smart my friends, you don’t have to join them, sometimes, you have to walk alone.  Sometimes, you have to learn yourself, in relationship with Christ truth.  But don’t get turned off by God, just because others in His name rejected you.  Don’t lose your faith.

This is a time, to seek God more, with all your heart, and being.   

You need to be smart by looking at the fruit.  I have opened myself to many, and loved them, but they could not accept my own honesty, or my own flaws, and rejected me, and have been mean to me.  It hurts.  I won’t deny that.  But I have been hurt enough now, to wear my armor of God and quench those fiery darts.  They bounce off of me now.  

But I know the difference now, and I have realized, I actually thank God for those who are mean, because they have taught me to be stronger in Christ.  To seek Him, not religion.  Not people not groups.  I follow Christ, not a person. 

Christ, does not want us to become someones punching bag, or door mat, in fact, when they don’t receive you.  Shake the dust off.   This is scriptural.  Look it up. In a KJV bible. 

You begin to see signals, when people avoid you.  Or when they are not kind, or support you.  Or they only see you and love you at their convenience.  Or on their terms.  But if you share your faith, they are not always mature enough to let someone even have a difference of opinion.  They then snub you. Reject you, openly or subliminally. 

The hardest trials I have learned, is learning that other Christian brothers and sisters really are not my brother or sister, but they have made me their enemy.  Those have been my greatest wounds in life, betrayal, hate, mockery from a person, I called a sister or brother in Christ.  I call that the Judas spirit. 

And for that they will need to examine their own conscience, and to reflect that in their own time for they will be judged by God himself.  

IF I SIN, THEN THOU MARKEST ME, AND THOU WILT NOT ACQUIT ME FROM MINE INIQUITY.  JOB 10:14  KJV.  

People wonder, why I have fear of God?  Why I wonder if salvation is lost?  Because I know that He is the one who will judge me, but if I did not do my best in love, and in guarding my Salvation…. working it out with fear and trembling…I am the one who is responsible for my own growth.  My choices. My soul.  I do not want to reap hell but heaven when I leave this earth.  We reap what we sow.  Galatians 6:7.  Look it up, in a KJV.

God supplied knowledge, wisdom, the tools to help me grow.  Prayer, my King James Bible.  He did his part….He supplied my Salvation through Christ.  But it is my responsibility to stop and reflect now and then.  

Am I doing whats right in the sight of God?  Am I being obedient?  Am I walking in love, am I giving someone a chance to be their own person in Christ?  Am I helping someone, who is maybe trying to help me?  Am I praying….  

Or has pride, stopped my own growth….Am I practicing what I preach?

I know He is the only one who could deny me heaven or hell.  So, I try now more then ever, to walk in love, even if love is not extended to me.  

Its not easy being a Christian, but I would never go back to a life without God.  I would never go back to the ways of the world.  To sin, to just take my salvation for granted.  Not when I know what Christ did for me on the cross.   I just think if we do not fear God, and we take our salvation for granted, we really are in a dangerous place.  A place of being full.  And that being full of ourselves, not God.  A place of taking what Christ did for granted….

So yes, I keep trying to share, I may miss the mark, I may be rejected, I may not even have an audience, of those to minister to.  But I will use what God has given me, here, even to write, and I will pray, God guide those to me, who I can help.  

I will not dismiss, nor reject, nor be mean to someone, because I have an agenda.  But because Gods agenda is far greater then anything I could even consider.  I will continue to shine, my light for Christ.  As He commanded, and I will try to do it in love.  

Thats the best I can offer He who gave His best for me.  

Blessings, and love, 

Elena Ramirez 

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS…..

A letter to personal friends, friends, I know on Fb only, and friends, I cherish, friends, I hardly know. Friends, who are really no longer friends to me. Yet I call you friends.

Friends, I take that word seriously.

I want to start the New Year of 2017 on a clear slate. I want to make sure, that I ask God for forgiveness. First. Because He is our King. And well because sometimes, well, maybe I sin. And I don’t even know. That I have sinned. Maybe I think something, or do something, that may offend Him. So I repent.

But I want to take this further, with you my friends, so I write this as an open letter. I ask that you forgive me.

I ask you to forgive me, if I come off to strong. If I come off with maybe something you see as being, arrogant. Or I come off, like I am too good. Or a know it all. Forgive me.

I ask you to forgive me, if I write something, that you may take personally. And maybe, I did not think of you in that way, but you took it personally, as if perhaps I was judging you. Forgive me.

Forgive me, if I let you down. If I perhaps committed to do something, but something else got in the way, and you felt slighted, rejected, or put off by me. Forgive me.

Forgive me if I said I would do something, but it did not happen in the way you thought it would. Forgive me.

You see, more then ever, I want to be an expression of Christ. But I know, by wisdom, that we do not all see it all the same. We don’t always all agree. And we are all growing on the vine at different places.

If I share something, or tell you something, even generally, I would hope you would see, that I say it, I share it, because I love you. I love our Lord, and I love truth. I think the thing I hate most is a lie. I hate, how it deceives. Yet I know truth can hurt. So forgive me.

I just know as I look back on this year, that I have had good intentions, but they did not always come through that way. I felt misunderstood, I felt sad, that people change. But that I have too.

I felt sad when I was challenged, and I gave grace, but grace was not extended to me.

I just know its a part of life. We all may want to do the best, we can. but we don’t always come through. So, I reflect on my own life, to ask God and you all to forgive me, if I came across, your way, but you did not see love. You saw something else.

Forgive me. I reflect because I hope to learn from my mistakes. But I realize we all make mistakes. We all sin, we all come short of His glory. He is the only one that is perfect.

I really do want to try. I really do want to be a reflection of Christ. I really do want to clean the slate. Resolutions…. are wonderful goals, if they are committed by Christ.

I just pray, to be someone God will extend mercy to too. So thank you, as I ask for forgiveness.

I don’t care if someone does not understand this, or may mock this….but I know, being humble in the sight of God, and not being proud. Not being accountable, really hurts me more in the long run.

So, I say, Forgive me. Thank you, and God bless you….. May God bless your new year, in whatever you may do.

Elena Ramirez