WHY ONE IS LOSING FOCUS AND JUMPING IN THE RABBIT HOLES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4490.jpgWhy do we lose focus, and end up jumping in rabbit holes?  Remember Alice in Wonderland?  Well, she ended up jumping in a rabbit hole and looked for a way to get back.

We can do that, in a symbolic way.  By getting distracted, by not working on our relationship with Christ.  By working, by family.  By money, finances, whatever it is that takes us away from Christ, is making us to jump in rabbit holes.  Its called sin.

This can happen to the best of us, or the worst of us, whatever your perspective is.

So no one is really immune from this, even Christians.

And I guess, I am writing about it, because yesterday, I just had a terrible day.  And I was not being true to myself, or to even what I was telling the Lord.  I had to repent.

And I won’t go into details.  Because I did repent, but I had to center myself back in Christ.  And I had a good talk with my hubby, who is always honest with me, but straight. And not a crooked man, in any way.  And I thank God for him.  We all should be thankful to God for those He brings to us, but who will be honest.  I am trying to be honest with you!

My husband told me frankly, you seem to have lost your focus.  And I was amazed.  Because he hit it right on the nail.

I am a warrior, for Christ, but sometimes, when I get in that warrior mode, I have a hard time getting back centered, to my peace.

I believe in truth, and I believe in being true to God, but when I contradict myself.  Something is wrong spiritually.  And I know myself well enough, to stop, make a change, repent, and get back to “finding Christ, as the way, the truth, and the life” that John 14:6, tells us about.  That I need in my own journey of life.

I had to do that yesterday.  And as I did, I felt the Lord, tell me to write and share this.  Why?  Because He does give me words, to write, and if I can help somebody as well, then I am back to doing what I should, and I am focused.

Life is hard.  Even as we get older.  When you are younger, you can get full of yourself, and try to take on the world.  But when you get older, and you look at the progress, or the results, it can discourage you.

But with God all things are possible.  And sometimes, well, I have had to stop like I did yesterday, and get focused.  Because things like money, finances, dreams not coming true, self-esteem issues, can distract us, and we end up in that rabbit hole.  Or unrepented sin. Things that we may do, in a cowardly way, or a sneaky way, or a way, that just is not honest.  But really is not good for the soul.  

God does not want that for us.  Let me repeat that.  God does not want that for us.

But we have to discipline ourselves.  As disciples of Christ.  We have to see the error of our own ways, repent, and get back to just looking at Christ.

Praying, reading our King James Bible.  Extending grace to one another, because Christ extends grace to us.  Walking in love.  Being humble, being quiet sometimes, and just seeking our Lord.

As long as there is breath in us, anything is possible, if we are seeking the Lord.

And I love how God, shows himself mighty in small things, to increase my faith for even big things.

Even though, I had a terrible day yesterday, I was able to pray, and for someone else, as I took my mind off of me.  Yesterday, I was on FB, and a friend of mine, who I love in Christ, and I pray for, as well, in other things, asked for prayer, because her kitty had been gone out all day.  The kitty had not been feeling well, and she wanted her home.  The cat usually never stays out long, so it was unusual behavior for that cat.  It was late in the evening already.  But when I prayed with her, and it was a prayer of agreement.  I prayed specifically, that God would bring that cat home, before they closed for the night.  God answered that prayer, and the kitty returned home.  Glory to God.

But it did something to my own faith, that needed God, yesterday.  I was broken, and so off centered.  I had a horrible day.  Because I was not being true to myself, or my Lord, and I felt wicked.  And I base that, on scripture that says, there is no peace to the wicked. So I knew I was doing something wrong.  

THERE IS NO PEACE, SAITH THE LORD, UNTO THE WICKED.  ISAIAH 48:22 KJV. 

And you know what the devil wants us to feel that way.  Nope, I love my peace. So, I will do what I have to do.  Repent, be humble, and listen and seek the Lord for instruction. So that can leave!  

The other night, I saw a movie, and I don’t remember what the name of it was.  But this man said, that which is crooked, cannot be made straight, and he quoted the Bible.  

He put a slant on it, and thats why again, I don’t like to use anything that is corrupted, concerning scripture, because the anointing, and truth, can be missing from just a few words.  And totally mislead.  Who knows what Bible version he used.  I am also careful who I listen to that quotes any kind of scripture.  Remember Christ told us there would be wolves in sheep’s clothing.  

But anyway, that stuck for some reason to me, and I kept thinking of my past sins, and I thought, of how I was off, and I thought, I must be crooked.  I thought that, until I searched the scriptures myself.  I forgot, that yes, I have repented.  Do you ever do that?  It can happen.  But we have to bring everything to the obedience of Christ.  Its just the devil, the enemy trying to bring condemnation.  But if we have repented, if we have changed, well, its covered by the blood of Jesus.  

But, you know there are a few scriptures that do say that.  About that which is crooked cannot be made straight.  So if someone did not do more research, they would think thats it, theres no hope.  But I found one, that states, God can make that which is crooked straight.

“Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

GOD, can straighten us out.  He can take us off of that crooked path.  He can make the rough places plain, because He is the way, the truth, and life.

I don’t know where you are, in your journey in life.  But I will say this, if you want your path made plain, if you want to get refocused, and not tossed to and fro with this, that and the other.  Including doctrine, you have your part.  GET AND USE A KING JAMES BIBLE.  

You may have done horrendous things in your life.  But there is something to be said, by just bowing your head.  Crying to God.  Repenting, and pulling yourself up by the boot straps, and try to make that change with His help.

You don’t have to stay in that dark rabbit hole.  You don’t have to be lost any more.

Even if you are a Christian, who has sinned, you can make it right by repenting, and seeking God.

But you cannot keep jumping in that same bad rabbit hole, if you really have learned your lesson in life.  

I have learned in order to be true to myself.  I have to be true to Christ.  

Let me repeat that, and add:  I HAVE LEARNED IN ORDER TO BE TRUE TO MYSELF, I HAVE TO BE TRUE TO CHRIST.

And, that which I add, is that if I do not honor, and respect myself, and others, then honor is not mine.  

How can we get honor in something we don’t give?

Food for thought today, praying this helps you, if you are in that rabbit hole, and you feel lost.  Get focused. Call on Christ, repent, but be true to Him.  Not just in lip service, but your heart.  In your actions, and if you contradict yourself.  Get on your knees.  Get on your knees anyway, to Him, that way, you can stand up to anything.  

Advice, I take for myself as well.

Blessings, and love,

 

Elena Ramirez 

 

 

 

 

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KNOWING THE DANGER OF ANGER ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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When I write these posts “Just My Thoughts” or anything I write I usually do it with the goal to help someone, including myself.  Writing is an outlet, a way to express myself, that sometimes I am at a loss of words to speak.  

But when I write, I usually write from experience.  I mean who wants to listen to someone who does not understand, really what is happening, or who wants to listen to someone who may not even have the experience in some matters.  I do have that understanding in anger.  

After all, I am a warrior.  In many ways, I fight.  I fight, for what is right, and I fight for survival.  I fight, if I have to fight.  But in that I have also seen anger rise up in me.  I have seen a side of me, that has lost control.  And actually that is not a very pretty sight for anybody.  Because one can say, or do things, that are irreversible.  One can make some mistakes, that after the fact, will show no self-control.  And regret.  

Regret, is a terrible thing to have, even if you feel God forgives you.  Even if someone else forgives you.  Because if you have no self-control.  You see yourself, the error of not having self-control, and it will grieve you.  I have been grieved.  

And you need self-control.  You need to let the peace of God really rule your heart.  You cannot have that without Jesus.  Seriously.

I understand this.  I understand the anger in me any way.  I may not understand your anger.  But I understand, how hurt, pain, sorrow, no resolution to issues, can affect your spirit.  In anger.  Anger if not checked, can grow, and fester into a fire, that becomes out of control.  

So you need to know yourself.  But more then anything you need to know Jesus.  You need to know what He says about anger, and you need to know if you do not fix this even at a moment like this, where you are maybe at some peace, but you recognize the characteristic in you.  It could get out of control.  You want to be able to see it, stop it even now, and prevent anger.  

The thing with anger, and I have seen that in myself, is that something very trivial can set it off.  Spilled milk.  Seriously, self control has to see the symptoms, to stop it.  To give it to God.  

Yesterday, I was angry, for a moment.  Frustrated, and I cried out to God.  Please help me.  Because I have been dealing with something that has made me angry, for a very long time.  But I have been hiding it.  And yes, I have been dealing with it, but it could have gotten very out of control yesterday, but it did not.  I thank God.

I do not want it to be expressed in anger.  I want it to be expressed knowing God has an answer.  That peace, will rule my heart.  That I have control, because of who Christ is in me.  Just that cry out to God, helped me.  Because I realized, I need Him.  I surrendered myself to Him.  To His authority, to His ways.  To His truth, and love.  And the anger passed.  And to His glory, something happened, I got hope in this matter.  

I want to encourage you.  Because I know who Christ is.  And there is nothing too big, or too small for Him to handle.  He wants to help you.  But you have to let go of that pride, or anger, or self-will that says, I don’t need Him in this.  You do.  Believe me, you do.  We all need Him.  I don’t care who you think you are.  Those attributes you may have, or those characteristics that have been a part of any kind of success, you may have, can be gone.  So you need God. 

He is the only one who can change our hearts, our minds, our souls, our spirits.  Whatever it is friend, He can resolve it for you.  It may not even be in your time, but if you do your part, to begin the process, you will see the progress.  HE sees us, HE knows we need Him.  But we have to do the calling on Him.  He is the King of Kings, and Lord, of Lords.  He has the ability, we just have to submit to Him.  

I hope this helps someone.  I truly believe the Lord has me writing this for someone, who is so on the verge of exploding, that the consequences could be detrimental to your health, to your well being, to someone you love, or even your career.  Don’t let the devil have his way in this.  

Yes, we are all entitled to be angry, now and then, but in that anger, be careful it does not turn into sin.  Or you go to sleep with anger, there are reasons why God warns us not to do that.  

BE YE ANGRY AND SIN NOT:  LET NOT THE SUN GO DOWN UPON YOUR WRATH:  EPHESIANS 4:26.  

Give it to God, even now.  Give Him your anger, and sin not. He will help you.

 

Blessings, and love, in Christ,  Elena Ramirez

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THE STRANGE CONNECTION BETWEEN VANITY AND IDOLATRY ~ 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….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
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Mirror, mirror on the wall…..

I Samuel 12:21 And turn ye not aside:  for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit, nor deliver; for they are vain.  

So what is the strange connection between idolatry and vanity?

Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.  Galatians 5:26.

Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.  I Corinthians 10:14. 

Well one must go to the root of spirits.  The root of good and evil.  One must try and understand, this is a spiritual characteristic.  One must see who God is, and yes see who the devil is.

We are told that the devil, was beautiful to look at.  He was, the morning star.  He wanted to lift himself up, and was jealous of God, and God kicked him out of heaven.  

Luke 10:18 And He said unto them, I beheld satan as lightning fall from heaven.  

Another terrible trait.  Jealousy.

Do you ever notice something about God?  He hides Himself.  His glory, is so bright, that when Moses talked to Him, his countenance changed, and God placed Moses in the cleft of the rock.  One could see that could be modesty, if we like Him, want to be in holiness.

Now, idolatry, is anything, that tries to lift itself up higher then God.  Many scriptures tell us, God is a jealous God.  And there are many scriptures that tell us how offensive that is to God.

So lets look at an example of idolatry, in people we admire.  People, who are beautiful.  Do you know by trying to imitate them, that is idolatry?  That spirit of who they are, can be transferred.  No one, but Jesus, is worthy to imitate in life.  And when we take our eyes off of God, we are so open and prone to receive spirits that are not of Christ.  Why would anyone of us, not be wise enough to see the deception of that?  But it happens.  Even with good Christian people.  Who do not know better.  

I just feel led to write this.  I am older, I have made many mistakes myself, in vanity.  But I think I have learned a few things as well.  

We must guard our spirits.  We must try to go back to the old ways.  Yes keep your physical body healthy, and take good precautions to care that you look healthy, and well groomed.  I was going to say take “pride” in your appearance.  But that again, is a characteristic, that we must see God hates.    Pride puffs itself up.  It says, I am better then you.  Its just wrong.

All I know, especially in these times, everything seems to be centered around peoples looks, their money, and even in the body of Christ, people are not seeing it.  

Recently, I saw a page about a famous pretty woman, and she ranted and raved, about how pretty she was, and that she never had surgery to enhance her looks.  It just seemed oh so conceited.  

What a terrible example we have given our young women.  Our girls.  It cheapens them.  It lowers their value in the sight of God.  What happened, to modesty, innocence?  Chastity, yes, it may be old fashioned.  But with std’s and sin, that does not promote saving yourself for marriage, our society is in trouble.  Being vain, only contributes to this.  

I just hope you take this to heart.  I know I have repented, for thoughts about myself, that must seem so vain in the sight of God.  My own other sins, and just things…. Concerning clothing, and yes appearance.

We all have to work on our souls.  One may be beautiful on the outside.  Which people do look at, but God looks at the heart.

What does He see, when He sees us?  It is an on going process. In repentance, and innocence, and modesty.  

I know, people don’t talk about holiness.  But it is important.  Our spirits, our hearts, should only try to reflect Christ.  Be beautiful because of who Christ is in your heart.  You do not need to imitate anybody else.

Beware of the spirit of idolatry, and vanity.   

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

I hope these scriptures, bring some light to this subject.  

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:  but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.  Proverbs 31:30

Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness:  I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.  Ezekiel 28:17

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name:  bring an offering, and come before Him:  worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.  I  Chronicles 16:29.

Ezekiel 16:15 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playest the harlot because of thy renown, and pourest out thy fornications on every one that passed by:  his it was.

GOD IS NOT A FIGMENT OF MY IMAGINATION ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Bot are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

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….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

God is not a figment of my imagination, or some thing to consider as one would when you go shopping for spiritual inspiration.  No my God is so much more, not only is He the creator of heaven and earth, and has the ability to spare our souls from hell.  He can make a way, when there was no way. He can heal us spiritually and physically….

He is so underestimated, in our world.  And is misunderstood, and rejected.  But His love is so great, and we can just look at Jesus the son of God, to get a mere glimpse of who He is.  But people have to look, and we have to tell others….

Look at our world folks, it needs God more then ever.  With all that is going on in the world, they call persecuted Christians, “religious minorities.”  Truth is not spoken any more, and it is very disconcerting.  For we see how the world is changing, and no one stops it, no one stands for that which is right.  This really bothers me being a truth seeker.  

Even as I look at other Christians, they are silent.  They are quiet.  Sure some speak truth about other things, but yet, they do not stand up for God, and what God can do in a life.  Nor do they defend, the defenseless, or stand up against evil.  The lines are fuzzy, because many do not embrace the truth of God, and His word.  Folks we are in end times.  We are seeing prophecy being fulfilled even right now, before our eyes, and in the news.  Truth, is so vague in the body of Christ.   

And yet, when someone in authority could make a difference, we see silence.   No one is taking a stand, to speak truth.  I long to.  But who am I?  All I know, is that if given the chance, I would speak to others, I would proclaim Christ more so.  People need hope.  They need truth, not sugar coated lies.  I am weary, in not making progress, but I still know God can!  I know it, I know that I know God is able.  No God is not a figment of my imagination.   

All we can do is pray, but yet, I know we can do more.  We have to.  

His will be done.  I so pray, that my heart, my soul, my being, gives Him glory.  I want to inspire God, and I am so sympathetic to know, He loves us all.  But sadly, many reject Him.  I don’t want that recorded on the records of heaven, but that I love Him, and thank Him…..

For every thing, from the small to the big.  I am grateful.  I love the Lord, and pray just to please Him.  I suppose I am venting today.  I suppose, I am just trying to toot my horn, but its for His glory, not mine.  

Blessings, and love, just my thoughts, Elena Ramirez  

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But he that glorieth let him glory in the Lord.  II Corinthians 10:17.  

A WORD TO THE ATHEIST, THE AGNOSTIC, AND EVEN THE SLOW BELIEVER ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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I have an urgency in my heart, a great stirring to write this word.  Because for someone, who is reading this, if you do not heed this, your soul, may be doomed for eternity.  It may be too late for you if you disregard this!

There is no way, any of us, can have hope, or be optimistic, for anything, if God is not in the picture.  If God is not the source, to put that hope or optimism in.  There is frankly, no hope.

I don’t know how any one of us, can refuse to acknowledge, and accept a God, who created the heavens and the earth.  Who breathes life, into every living thing.  Who knows every secret, every bit of wisdom, and knowledge.  Who is life itself…..

I don’t know how any one of us can refuse to see He  sent us Jesus Christ, as the way, the truth and life.  No other false god, can do what Christ can!

I don’t know how someone can yes, stupidly, can deny the only one who can make a way, and a miracle when you need one.  

And we all need miracles now, and then.  I don’t care who you are, you don’t leave hope like this to the chances of luck.  There is no such thing.  Either you are blessed or cursed.  This is life!  The way God made it. And He has principles, that either we follow or don’t. But He gives us the choice.

But let me refresh my own memory.  Yes, I was a stupid person at one time. Yes, I went around, in my young adult years, denying God.  Denying who He is, and what He could do.  How arrogant, and yes how stupid I was.

You see, those were the darkest, loneliest, and most frustrating times of my life.  But it was my fault.  For it is a choice.  I had no vision.  I had no direction.  I had no sense of true love.  I had nothing!  I was a miserable failure.  A miserable, human being, who had fallen into sin, and I was practically destroying myself.

Sin separates us from God.  And until we repent, we are doomed.

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.  Isaiah 59:2

When you are young, you think you can do almost anything, and some have so much “pride” that sometimes, you can be so full of yourself, that confidence, is not a problem.  Denial of who God is, in that confidence, is the problem.

I know.  I hit the bottom of the barrel.  I hit hard.  I had no one, or true friends, to help me see my way through.  No love.  Substitutes, cannot be found, in money, drugs, sex, or self.  Only when I cried out to God, who heard my cry, did I begin to find my way.  And I will tell you the truth.  I reaped what I sowed, into my own life.  Do not be deceived, God is not mocked.  Galatians 6:7.  Read it from a King James.

I have walked now with God for over 35 years.  I will not let go.  But, I just have a sense, if I had not denied God even when I did, things would be different.  I reaped my own destruction, by denying God.  But God….yes He is the great restorer, and healer.  But I have my own battle scars to remind me.  How lost I was, and misguided.

I give you this word, maybe you are young, maybe you don’t know better.  Maybe you are old, and do not know better…

But it is better to turn now to God, Atheist, Agnostic, and yes, slow believer.  Its not too late, He can change your life, your circumstances, even save your soul.

Turn to God with all you have.  Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and savior, and here is an important key, repent!

Give Him praise, Glory and Honor.  See who He is.  See His love.  See the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus, that He gave on that cross, for your sins, and yes for mine.  Serve God with all your heart!

Tell others about Jesus, because to tell you the truth, you have no other time but now to do it.  (slow believer) This is your chance, NOW IN YOUR LIFETIME!!!!

Don’t deny Him. Let Him heal you, by His stripes you are healed.  Let Him heal your emotions, your sorrow, your own losses.  Let Him counsel you, and give you direction.  Let Him take your pain and sadness.  Let Him love you, because He does.

So much so, He took the penalty of all of our sin, and on that third day after His death, He even defeated death.  Because He took the keys from the devil, and arose.  This is why Resurrection Sunday is so precious to us as believers.  Also known as Easter.  But it is not a pagan holiday.  It is truth.  And because of this, this is why He is the way, and life!

Don’t bring curses into your own life.  Don’t lose the only hope, you can truly have.  Because the truth of the matter, if you deny God, you accept satan.  This is what God sees, and it is recorded in the book of life, concerning you.

To deny God, it means….You accept the liar, and the thief, who comes to kill steal, and destroy your life.  You accept, the deception, and the misguided sense of who you are.  For you will never truly know your potential, if you deny God.  You will always be lost.  Yes full of yourself, with your arrorant, angry foolish self.  But really full of the devil.  Full of the spirit of lies.  For you are lying to yourself.  Love, that you truly long for, will never be yours.  Because it is not based on God, and God is love.  If you deny God, you deny yourself love.

I am not going to sugar coat this, it is truth, and yes I am a truth seeker.  I want to bless God.  Because the truth of the matter is, there is no hope without God.  There is no optimism for anything to change if you deny God.  You are your own worst enemy if you deny God.

But you can start, even where you are.  You can seek God, you can find Him, truth of the matter is He knows where you are.  But your sins, your denial of Him, has separated Him from you.  You can begin, atheist, agnostic, and slow believer.  You can begin, right now!

But it is up to you.  It is a choice.  Every day it is a choice, but I choose to stay close to my Lord.  Who is that way.  No I don’t have it easy.  But I have full assurance, in my faith, that He is real.  God is real.  And I will never be so stupid to deny Him, when He has proven Himself to me, over and over, and over again.  Maybe not always in the ways I wanted but He is my hope.  He is my savior!  My Lord!  My healer and so much more!  He is my optimism.  And I will never let Him go.

So, to each their own.  It is a choice.  This is not up for debate or argument.  I know, but I plead with you, atheist, agnostic, and even the slow believer…..I plead with you, because your soul is at stake.

Maybe you can share this message, with your friends, or maybe you are ashamed so you will not.  You never want Christ to say that to you.  That you were ashamed of Him.  And He would say, I never knew you.

And if you do not make it right with God NOW!  You may face eternity in hell.  This is the word of the Lord, from my King James Bible, and I know that it is true, and holy, and is truth.  Open a King James bible, to learn the truth.  To receive, the anointing and holiness.  No I don’t recommend any other Bible.  Why?  Because they have been corrupted.  From all the revisions, that have been made. Part holy, part truth, part lie.  No, go for the purity of a word, so your own spirit can be pure.  A coloring book, cannot give you all the truth you need.

So you need faith, you need to see, the truth.

BUT WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM, FOR HE THAT COMETH TO GOD MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS, AND THAT HE IS A REWARDER OF THEM THAT DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.  HEBREWS 11:6

In Christ,  Elena Ramirez

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SUBMIT TO GOD AS THE AUTHORITY AND BE NOT DECEIVED BY FALSE BROKEN PROPHETS ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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The body of Christ is crippled, and sadly, no one is seeing this.  No one calls it out as wrong, and nobody is taking a stand.  Well I will.  I will, because I love my Lord Jesus.  I will, because there are souls at stake.  I will, because people, are not seeing the truth.  They are compromising who they are in Christ.  They have listened to so many who have distorted truth, and have made their own “religion.”  I will because I will stand before God.  I will write it, and say it is wrong!

 The following statement, is not my statement.  But because this was shared by a prominent ministry I am using it as an example.  These are their words, word, for word.  It was not taken out of context, or in part.  Let the record show it, for what it is.  

Don’t pray and ask God to fight Satan for you. You are the one in authority. Take your responsibility and speak directly to Satan yourself and stand your ground firmly. He will flee!

I have to be honest, when I saw this statement, I felt the hair on my neck stand up!  How dare they say this kind of nonsense.  Who is the authority?  They are talking about?  Who is their audience?  Is it a born again Christian?  Is it someone who has given their heart to Christ?  Is it someone who is quoting a compromised Bible?  Is it someone who does not know the truth?

 Why would they phrase it like that?  Don’t pray and ask God to fight satan for you?  Whose side are they really on?  Thats what I am seeing to question?

 Where is the loyalty to God? The submission?  I don’t even capitalize the name of the enemy.  But they did.  That statement, really says a lot, about the stance they take.  Responsibility, they threw that out of the window!  Responsibility is knowing Gods word, and seeking Him, in every aspect.  Including fighting the devil!  

The authority, they talk about makes me wonder, is it pride, that thinks they don’t have to pray to God? They can take care of it themselves?

Friends, the King James Bible says, “Pray without ceasing!” Pray!!!! I Thessalonians 5:17. This is how we get victories, this is how we win battles, but we have to pray, they actually say don’t pray and ask God. These are their words not mine!

Yes, there are certain, things God has given me authority over.  But the scripture is very clear, in times, of battle, with the enemy, the battle is the Lords.  And the submission must be given to God, to have Gods protection.  This statement does not address that.   Yes there is power, in the name of Jesus, there is authority.  But this statement did not say that either!

No, it is not me, it is God, that has that authority. and He gives me yes, authority. Yes, as His child, yes, as His servant.  But I still have to submit to Him, first.  Then I can have full assurance, by the name of Jesus. They don’t say that in this statement.  This is what the scripture says.  And this is why, I question ministries, that say stupid things like this.  

I think what bothers me the most about this, is that, it is questionable, and vague.  So I question it.  No matter what the intention was of that ministry, it is a “Mixed Signal” and that is confusing to whoever would read that!

But I never question Gods holy word, from the King James Bible, and this is what we are called to do to defeat the devil.  Along with putting on the armor of God.   

Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  James 4:7.

To me it is stupid.  And usually, I am gracious, to give some the benefit of the doubt.  But when a high profile ministry says something like that, and also excludes truth, it makes me wonder…What happened to them?  I once enjoyed watching them on television.

What Bible are they using?  This is not the first time, I saw discrepancies, that I have challenged, and even wrote to them about because of the Bible they used, but this actually got me righteously angry!  I am not judging them, I am seeing the fruit, and that is not of God….

Did you know in Galatians 1, it talks about those who pervert the gospel.  Read it from a King James Bible.  It says they are ACCURSED! I don’t want anything to do with a ministry that perverts Gods word!

They left out that part, that is so important to God.  Submitting to Him.  Then resisting the enemy.  Then the enemy would flee.  Why?  Because when we submit to God, He is on the case!  No devil can stand against God.  But our part is to submit to God!

So many souls, read that, nonsense, from this high profile ministry, which I will not name.  But how are they to know the truth, unless they know Gods word, themselves?  The reactions on that post, was yes, and amen.  How the blind, are blinded, because the enemy has deceived them.  Trusting these “so-called” prophets.  No wonder, so many are crippled.   But this statement is so empty, so vague, and yes, so disingenuous, that it makes me think.  Sadly…..

It makes me want to scream to Christians, to beware, to be careful not to be deceived.  Christ told us let no man deceive you.  Matthew 24:4-5. See it from a King James.

We have to know the truth.  Christians, and whoever is reading this, believer or non-believer.  I implore you.  Seek the truth!  Seek the true and living God.  Seek God and pray.  Know the scriptures yourself.  Know a King James Bible, so you have the anointing.  The holiness, of a Bible, that has not been changed, deleted words, or added words.  Use a Holy King James Bible!

If you are in a spiritual battle, because of sin, repent, seek God, submit to God, and His truth, and He will guide you!  But always pray to God, always be humble in His sight!  Repentant!  Because of what Christ did on that cross!

It is sad.  This time, in my life, there are very few pastors, or ministries, that I can relate to.  The body of Christ should be united.  But we are not all on the same page, scripture speaking, and understanding with discernment the true and holy word.  Because the word has been changed, and distorted, and because people do not know the difference. People are being deceived.  We have to see this.

 I pray, for my brothers and sisters in Christ.  I pray, to shout it out, to warn souls, to save souls, to be careful.  This affects so many things, concerning who we are in Christ, and what I see right now, is a church, a body of believers, that do not believe the same things, and I pray God does a new thing.  If He uses me, so be it.  

If you believe, as I do, about this, I would love to hear from you!

But I see those, who should know truth, and instead, they say strange things like this.  Is it pride?  Is it wealth, and power, in the body of Christ that has caused them to speak such strange things?  I don’t know.  I won’t point the finger and I won’t name them, because thats not who I am, but I am seeing this, and all I can do is, seek God.  

 But I am alarmed.  

As I submit to God, as the authority, I will not be deceived by false prophets.  

Just my thoughts today…..Elena Ramirez 

 

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF AS THE YEAR ENDS……(2013) ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


So we say, we are Christians. We say, we love Jesus, with all our hearts soul, and mind. But we do have to ask ourselves, what is taking priority? What are we doing, that contradicts that? What do people see, and yes God? Are we double minded? Are we caught up with the ways of the world? Are we living, in a way, that does not reflect Christ? Am I trying to please people, instead of God?

You know there are questions, we have to ask ourselves.

There are times, we really need to do some “spiritual cleansing” some repentance. The old year, is ending. And without making a resolution, shouldn’t we just do what we have to do, to be better in Christ? This is something, we have to ask ourselves individually. If there is a struggle, within, I will be honest, that is not resting in Christ.

Being tossed to and fro, is not peace. Being a contradiction, is not being in Christ. Being someone, who lives and loves, things that take away who we are in Christ, is not living abundantly. We have to stop and see within. Is there sin?

Folks, I am just reminded, right now, how important it is, to get right with God. Maybe I am sensing, the end of times. I am not sure. But, I do sense, this is the time, to be with God, and to have that fear, of Him, that if I don’t do everything, I can according to His truth…..I could miss it.

I don’t want to miss His presence, His guidance, His healings, His protection…..by letting something get in the way. Time to let go, and let God…….

Time to give it my all, and all to my savior, who gave His all and all for me.

Ask yourself this, where can you improve your walk with Christ? You know….You know in your heart of hearts, if there is something you have to stop and change, or do. You know His voice, whether or not there is peace. But are you listening to voices that do not reflect Christ? He is the truth and life, John 14:6.

 I even ask this, because of the different Bible versions, I have seen, and all the contradictions.  I want to do everything, I can to hear only my Lords voice.  So I choose the King James Bible.  Preserved for over 400 years….

All I know, right now, is that we have to constantly, be doing a check, or we can grow weak, spiritually, and yes, missing our own blessings.  What ways, have we chosen? 

But have you chosen another way? Time to get back on track with Christ, with a total commitment, and abandonment, of love….I see this for me, more then ever. How about you?

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