THE FIRST REASONS WHY I TELL SOMEONE TO REPENT TO GOD OR APOLOGIZE TO OTHERS ~ By Christian Elena Ramirez


PB030136.jpgThe first reason, why I tell someone to repent to God, is because its obvious, they stepped out of their love walk.  It happens.  We all can do it.  But we do have to get back to that place, where we are repenting, to God, humble.  But we do have to recognize it…

See, Christ told us, we would be known by the love.  

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

When we get out of that place of love, by not repenting, or by not apologizing to someone we offended, we give place to the enemy.  We can actually hurt ourselves, or curse ourselves, by getting out of that love walk.  

Because it takes away our hedge of protection.  From the blood of Jesus.  His blood is love, He suffered, and took our transgressions, because of His love, and that blood, that is pure.  It protects us.  Even here I plead His blood, dear Jesus, and I thank you.  Love always protects.  (read Isaiah 53:5  kjv)

Its obvious by the fruit.  One can automatically sense, and see whether or not, its love, or even hate.  By the fruit they give to a person.  And even an animal could sense it….

WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM.  Matthew 7:20. KJV,  

When people make excuses, instead of apologizing, or repenting to God, it brings in pride.  Pride goes before a fall.  

PRIDE GOETH BEFORE DESTRUCTION, AND AN HAUGHTY SPIRIT BEFORE A FALL.  PROVERBS 16:18  KJV.  

I would never wish even my enemy to have destruction or a fall, so I try to warn someone, to see their “haughty” spirit, to avoid that.  By repenting or apologizing. Thats love.  And I try to stay in that love walk.  I have to for my own soul.  

The fruit reveals, whether or not the “spirit” comes from God, or the enemy.

AND THIS IS HIS COMMANDMENT, THAT WE SHOULD BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST, AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS HE GAVE US HIS COMMANDMENT.  I JOHN 3:23 KJV.   

When I tell someone you need to repent, I am telling them, because I am trying to save their soul.  So they truly can be born again.  First.

I am seeing the evidence, the fruit of what they are doing, and it shows, if the spirit is not from God.  By even their behavior, its not love.  I am telling them according to what my King James bible says.  

When someone mocks you, or brings up even your Christianity, to scrutinize, as if they were the expert, and judge, that not love, its an accusatory spirit, that only wants to make themselves look better.  See truth be, we all sin, we all come short of His glory. 

We are not to give place to the enemy.  Ever.  Yes there is forgiveness, but you cannot get that forgiveness, unless you ask.  You cannot receive it from God, unless you ask Him.  So one needs to repent.  Grace does not cover, that, it is a sin.  And this is where many have the misconception, about grace and the law.  Grace, is only given after repentance.  And He will not forgive us, unless we forgive others as well.  

But you cannot sin, by getting out of love, or disobedience.  Not forgiving, not walking in love, is disobedience.  To God, for God is love.  

BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER:  FOR LOVE IS OF GOD; AND EVERY ONE THAT LOVETH IS BORN OF GOD, AND KNOWETH GOD, HE THAT LOVETH NOT KNOWETH NOT GOD; FOR GOD IS LOVE.  I JOHN 4:7-8.  KJV.  

Do you see in this scripture, that it says, we are to love, because we are born of God.  Well when we repent, we are born of God.  That spirit, should always be the main spirit, we work from.  Thats always the goal.  But the enemy does want to steal that from us, by getting out of our love walk. 

When someone offends me, I automatically know, and in most cases, I even tell the person, I forgive you.  Whether or not they apologize, because I do not want that poison in my soul.  Its a two-way sword, and when in battle, things can be said.  And I remember, the scripture.  

GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHICH LOVE THY LAW:  AND NOTHING SHALL OFFEND THEM.  Psalms 119:165.  

I repent, and apologize, because I do get offended.  And I try not to.  But I am human. I am not going to lie.  But because of His law, that I love, I repent, I apologize.  I want to be mature in understanding.  Do you see, even here how important the law is?  Many teach you don’t need it, but because I love you, I warn here as well, repent, and embrace the law of God, even though you have been taught wrong.  A perfect example….

Repenting, and apologizing go hand in hand.  

For, when the person, who offended apologizes they also release themselves, so God can forgive them, and so they can see, they need to get right with God first, and then the person.  

Its not complicated.  But one needs to know, the principles in which Gods Kingdom, reveals who He is, and who the enemy is.   Love, never fails.  

When I tell someone to repent.  I am telling them, because first I serve God.  And then, I am telling them, because I am commanded to love, others.  So I warn them.  Repent.  Apologize.  I am telling them because I love God, and I love them. 

I am not trying to be their boss, or be bossy, but I do take authority in matters like this, because I am an ambassador for Christ.  And so I use that authority to warn someone, and tell them, you are in spiritual danger, by getting out of your love walk.  You need to repent.  You need to apologize.

It grieves me, when I have to tell this to people, I love, because I guess, I thought, they understood, that, and would automatically be humble.  And walk in love with me.  But lately, I have not been seeing that.  And it grieves me.  I will be honest.  I have lost friends lately.  Friends that I loved dearly.  But something happened, even in their love walk, where love was not communicated.  I cannot second guess people.  And when I extend grace and they give me the silent treatment, its hard to understand.  

I come from a different place, I confront situations, I don’t hide my feelings, or allow things to offend me, so I try and talk, but when thats not received, I know there is a spirit of offense.

I try to do it in love, but when its not reciprocated, what can I do?  I pray…So oh well.  But I serve God first.  I am not a people pleaser.  Even though, I walk in love.  I walk in love toward God first.  I look to see what I am doing offends God or not. Then people. 

But when I see the resistance, to not repent, or to apologize, it does grieve me.  Because I know the principles in this, and it opens the door to the enemy.  I don’t wish that for any of my friends, or enemies. Or even “frenemies”  Because I am commanded to love.  And love, does not speak evil, or return evil, just because someone does not agree with you.  

I hope this helps someone.  But I felt the Lord put it on my heart, to explain it today.  

Please, repent, go to God, you see, I have learned this, to daily go to Him, and ask Him to forgive me, because I am sharp sometimes, and I come off blunt, as well, and love may not always be seen.  

But Christ is my Lord, and savior, and His spirit, I embrace, and I let His love, live in my heart, the temple of the Living God.  I often ask others, who is living in your temple?  Because love is not seen, thats not God.

Because God is love.  When I offend, I apologize.  Whether its received or not.  And I know when I am wrong, and I know when the devil is trying to just condemn me.  

And it grieves me, when I have apologized, but its thrown in my face, at a later time, to remind me, of what I did.  And thats not forgiving someone.  Love, covers a multitude of sins.

But the only way, its cleared is by repenting to God first, who gives you the spirit, of love, to be humble, to apologize to the person you offended. 

I never, would ever, want someone to apologize to me, because I made them.  But because they saw the error of their ways, and want to get right with God.  And with me.  Because love, was the motivator.  

Because Christ is their savior. 

Blessings, Elena Ramirez 

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GOD IS NOT MOCKED THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FORGIVENESS AND RESPECT ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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As God is my example, of course I forgive. I release the poison. I will not keep it in my heart. I will obey God.

But as God is my example, I do not tolerate disrespect. GOD IS NOT MOCKED. I release the disrespect and the mockery, and I stand my ground. I take back my respect from anybody who tries to steal it.

Disrespect is a form of mockery, and if my Lord, does not tolerate it, why should I? I don’t have to, and I can keep my peace and walk away.

It does not mean I do not forgive it means, I know who I am in Christ.

BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION: BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING. AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING; FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP IF WE FAINT NOT. AS WE HAVE THEREFORE OPPORTUNITY, LET US DO GOOD UNTO ALL MEN, ESPECIALLY UNTO THEM WHO ARE OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH.
GALATIANS 6:7-10 KJV.

I hope these thoughts will encourage someone.  You see, long story short, if you have ever been disrespected by someone, it feels like they have taken something away from you.  And its hard to regain trust, or even a sense of confidence, when you allow someone to do that.  Even after you forgive.  But Christ did not tell us, to trust someone who does that.  

It has happened to me a few times, and even by family members.  So recently when an offense occurred between me and a former friend, I knew I could not allow it.  And I hate to say former, but right now, it does not look good.  I will always care though for this person.  

I had tried to extend grace, but that same grace was not extended to me.  I called it for what it was.  Respect.  Respect was not given to me.  I was being snubbed and ignored.  And I took my respect back.  

I walked away.  And sometimes you have to do that.  The sad thing, is, I love the person.  But this person, would not give me the courtesy, that I extended.  And it took me a while.  To see, it, but really I see and believe God showed me.  

I was in a spiritual battle for over two weeks, and I was trying to keep communication opened, but it was closed shut in my face.  The Lord showed me this person was given to change.  Said one thing, but yet, was being offended with me, and it just did not make sense.

MY SON, FEAR THOU THE LORD, AND THE KING:  AND MEDDLE NOT WITH THEM THAT ARE GIVEN TO CHANGE.  Proverbs 24:21.  KJV. 

This person was given to change.  The actions, the “heartfelt intentions” this person said they had, did not match the actions.

I think it took me a while because sometimes, you don’t see it.  Its subtle, its in subliminal ways, that people treat you, that may be indirect, but keep you puzzled.  Or frustrated, because you cannot resolve issues.  This is where I was with this person.  But I did not see it, because love and friendship should be gracious.  Should be kind, it should be honorable.  I gave it, in grace.  But grace was not extended to me.  

But if you are tolerated, and not celebrated.  Look and see the signs.  Its not in the gift one gives, but in the respect.  

You need to see what people really mean, by their actions.  Not so much their words.  But their actions.  Silence is not always golden, my friend.  

And if you are an opened book, like I am.  You expect someone to be honest, and opened with you.  Respect yourself, and reject anybody who will not respect you.  Anyone who tries to control you, by that is using manipulation.  And the KJV scriptures talk about that, as being like witchcraft.  Nope walk away.  

Remember its not just about forgiving.  Its about knowing who you are in Christ.  He did not call us to become door mats, or someones stepping stone.  Yes, forgive so the poison, will not penetrate you.  But respect yourself enough, to walk away.  Know who you are in Christ.  Put on your armor of God, and walk away.  Quench those fiery darts, by His love.  

I hope this helps someone.  

Blessings, and love,

 

Elena Ramirez  
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LOVE MAKES EVERY THING GROW ~BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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So I have a strange dilemma. I have a neighbor, who is not always nice to me. In fact, I think I downright annoy her. She is short with me, and barely says hello. And well, I could react with that in return. But I try, I always try. To be nice, friendly, and kind.

I have noticed the last few times, when they go on vacation, they have not requested, or asked for us to water their flowers. I kind of think she thinks, I will just do it, but then when they come home, she really does not thank me, or us. But her flowers are alive.

So, they just took off yesterday, hubby was outside when they left. He asked as they loaded their trailer, and boat, how long they would be gone? They said Thursday. He said he asked, because that would have been a great time, to say hey, can you watch the house? Can you water our flowers. That was his way of trying to get a courtesy. But no, nothing was asked.

So common sense told me don’t water her flowers. And I feel like sure, I could let the flowers die, but what good would it do? It might teach her a lesson, to communicate, but by then the relationship we have would be at a worse strain. I could be that person and just look the other way. But thats not who I am.

So I have this saying on my wall. And I am praying for guidance, and I think, what would Christ do? And it came to me, water the flowers. Why? Because I see those flowers every day, out my window. I don’t have the heart to look at something and let it die, if I can save it.

Just like Christ, I want to save people. He is my example. Maybe thats why I am always reminding all of us to repent. To know, that we have to clean the slate with Christ. Maybe thats why, because love does things that don’t always seem like the right choice. But do we not know, Gods ways are not our ways?

I am not going to tell her I watered them. I am not asking for thanks. But I am going to just try and do things that love requires, that is not always the norm. I am not going to ask her to ask me to water her flowers. If she cannot see the error of her own ways, thats between her and God. In just being a courteous neighbor. You can’t make people do anything. But I can pray, and I pray God bless them.

Oh well. I may not see the fruit of it in others lives. But I can look out my window, and see those flowers are alive. Because I love, and love makes all things grow.

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AN ANALOGY OF HOW….satan….LOST HIS SALVATION ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
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AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, I BEHELD satan AS LIGHTNING FALL FROM HEAVEN.  

Luke 10:18 King James

I want to settle once and for all, that Salvation can be lost.  Too many Christians, have such a strange understanding of this, that they don’t see the deception in this.

They don’t see, how precious Salvation is, and what Christ did on the cross for us.  They don’t see, we are to guard our salvation, and yes work it out with trembling and fear.  This is scriptural.  

But more then anything they don’t have fear of God, and because of that, they don’t treasure it, or respect it and guard it.  And because that fear of God is not there, they are not afraid of God, and they sin.  Simply put….

Many have such a confused sense, about grace and the law, that they actually believe, they have grace to sin, and will still make it to heaven, when they die.  

Don’t forget satan fell from grace.  

So they take one scripture from Galatians 3: and they misinterpret the words, and throw out the law.  According to Paul, the apostle, And think they are covered by grace.  They do not see the many, many other scriptures about the law, and the curses, that come from not keeping the law.  

Some, take truth, concerning the “justification” of Salvation, and do not see, that if there is unrepented sin, they are in spiritual jeopardy, and can lose their Salvation.  They believe….That once saved is always saved.  Its not.  And I will explain…

This is definitely the plan of the devil.  This is definitely, something he will use to try and confuse someone, and yes cause someone even to sin.

Last week was such a strange week for me, spiritually, but it lead me to this topic, even today.

It seemed, like every turn I took, people, were either offended with me, they wanted to challenge doctrine, they wanted me to compromise my beliefs, they wanted me to actually compromise my stance on only using the King James Bible and it was just a lot of spiritual warfare.

I stood firm, and said, I will only trust God.  I will not compromise truth.  I will not dismiss the law of God.  Think what you want I don’t care.  Maybe you saw my post where I talk about that.  But I held firm in the testing, and I believe I passed the test, to the glory of God.  

Because God showed me this…..

For it lead me even to a conversation, I had with my husband.  Who confided in me, he had a strange conversation with an acquaintance of his.  This acquaintance, was talking to my husband about salvation.  This person believes that once saved is always saved.  

He said, something really strange, that my husband asked me if there was any kind of scripture that says, Christ died for our sins, in the past, now, and in the future.  Which I asked, if he thought, maybe, he was trying to say, Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow?  

He said, no.  His meaning was that you can sin, now, or in the future and be covered by Salvation.

My husband knows better, praise God.  And he shared this analogy.  He asked this person.  If Hitler accepted Christ, before he became a dictator, and then committed all the atrocities that he did, killing Jews, killing innocent people, for the sake of his race, and then died…..

Would Hitler go to heaven?

The friend thought about it and said, “Yes he would go to heaven”.   WRONG!

My husband, was short on time, and could not share scripture, or more, with this person but he tried, in a brief moment to tell him, that was not right.  And that Hitler, would not have gone to heaven if he did not repent.  And asked for forgiveness.

So I shared this scripture with my husband.  To bring more understanding…

Please Note:  I am interjecting the words ” who is saved” to understand that the “righteous” is the saved.  This is who we are talking about in this scripture..  

And you always have to see scripture from a King James, to always get the true meaning.  This is why wording, must be guarded, and not compromised from other bible versions.  

WHEN I SHALL SAY TO THE RIGHTEOUS, THAT HE SHALL SURELY LIVE; IF HE TRUST TO HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND COMMIT INIQUITY, ALL HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED; BUT FOR HIS INIQUITY THAT HE HATH COMMITTED, HE SHALL DIE FOR IT.   Ezekiel 33:13

If you know, that Christ died for you, and you have repented, and you believe Jesus Christ came to take away the sins of the world, and you accept Him as Lord and savior, you are promised eternal life.  Right?

Well, if you sin, according to this scripture, and commit iniquity, or sin the righteousness (who is saved) you had, (your name which is in the lambs book of life) will not be remembered.  It will be blotted out.  

And all the good things you did will not be remembered, and for your sins, that you commit, you will die for those sins.  In other words, the life you were promised by Christ, eternal life, by repenting, and seeking Him, will become now death for you.  You will lose your salvation, and life eternal is no longer promised to you, because you trusted your own righteousness, and sinned.  

So there it is there, Saved is not saved, if there is sin….

But lets talk about the devil.  Lets talk about who he was, and why it is so important, that you see this, and yes make the connection.  Because more then anything the enemy wants to deceive you.  He wants you to be confused.  He wants you to think you can sin, and your “justified.”  He wants you to lose your salvation, why?  Because he lost his.

Now remember this.  And I shared that top scripture, to make the illustration from Christ.  But we all know the story.

The devil, satan, who was also called lucifer, was an angel on high.  An Arc angel.  He was beautiful to look at.  He was, we are told, light.  He was highly ranked….He though, wanted to lift himself up, on high, and was actually jealous of God.  He wanted the glory for himself.  

God took authority, and kicked him out of heaven.

So think about it.  Here was an angel, who was established in heaven.  He had authority.  He had his place, in the Kingdom of heaven.  He had rank, he had a lot going for him.  He had his place in heaven.  But something came over him, where he wanted more power, more authority, and so what did he do?  He rebelled!  

Rebellion in the sight of God, is not good.  Because the devils pride, thought, he could attain the position of God, and rule.  He wanted to take over heaven.  Jealousy too, that was just as bad.  

So scriptures tell us there was war in heaven.  And a lot of the angels that took sides with satan were thrown out of heaven.    Think about that.   Satan and his pals, that were devils, were thrown out of heaven.  

Do you see the connection here?  He lost his salvation.  They lost their salvation too!  

Why?  Because he and the other angels sinned against God.  

He lost his place in heaven.  He lost all the blessings of heaven, and his future, when its all going to be said and done, his future will be hell.  

It is written….King James written….  

My friends.  Please think about this as well.  There are many people, we love, who do not accept Christ as Lord and savior.  They won’t even accept Him, to ensure their salvation.  They deny Him.  Then there are those, who sin, and are not afraid of compromising, truth.  But they believe they are saved and going to heaven.  

But when Christ returns.  And He will.  There will be a separation, just like in heaven.  The Bible describes it as tares and wheat, it also describes it, as sheep and goats.  They will be separated.  

Can you just for a moment, realize how sad it was in heaven, when the devil did that?  It was betrayal, at the highest level.  And so it should not be any surprise, that it will happen to us here on earth.  Like the Lords prayer….On earth as it is in heaven.  

It is said, that when this happens, many will say, “Lord, Lord, and He will say, I never knew you”.   Can you imagine how sad that would be if your loved one, made it to heaven, but you did not.  And Christ said.  I never knew you?  

Separation, will happen but we now should not have anything to do with those who compromise truth.  Who choose to sin.  Who choose to disobey God.  Compromising, is disobedience.  We should separate ourselves from those who want to sin.  It corrupts us as well.  

So there you have to see, here was an angel, who rebelled, who betrayed God, and scripture tells us, God does not trust anyone.  Not even the angels.  Can we blame Him?    

So what makes any of us think we can sin, and God will not document that sin, and let us slide by grace?  You know everything we do is recorded in the books.  

In the lambs book of life, and the book of life.  Two separate books.  One describes what you did on the earth.  And the other is to see if you accepted Christ as your Lord and savior.  You want your name in the lambs book of life, and you don’t want it blotted out.  With an eraser that is called sin.  

You have to look at this.  Why would the Lord pardon sin, without repentance, if the devil did not repent?  He did not repent.  He could have….but that pride caused him to be be kicked out of heaven.  

Remember he lost his salvation.  If you want to call it that.  It was just given to him as an angel.  Saved for us, is knowing how precious what Christ did for us.  Knowing, He is the way, the truth, and life.  It is a choice!  Its not just handed down to you, to abuse.  You have to accept Gods terms.  (the King James bible)  

This is not religion this is relationship with God almighty, a covenant, a sealed promise from the King of Kings that makes it relationship.  

What makes you think you won’t lose your Salvation if you don’t repent?  

Something to think about….

Just my thoughts, and praising God, and thanking Him, myself for my salvation.  Take care…Just a reminder.  Of the above scripture.  

PHILIPPIANS 2:12  WHEREFORE MY BELOVED, AS YE HAVE ALWAYS OBEYED, NOT AS IN MY PRESENCE ONLY, BUT NOW MUCH MORE IN MY ABSENCE, WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING.  

What fear is that?  Friends it is the fear of God.  Get it, claim it, it will keep you out of trouble, out of sin, and it is the most healthiest thing you can do.  For the sake of your salvation.   And if you have not accepted Christ, I implore you, make it right with Him.  Confess your sins, pray the sinners prayer, and get a good King James bible.  

He is the only one who can change our lives.  On earth, and when we die, if He is our Lord, we are promised eternity.  Don’t throw this chance away.   

Live for God.  Live for the one who gives you life, and life abundantly, because of His sacrifice for your sins on the cross.  Live for Him.  It is the sweetest sense of love.  Live….

 

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez