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 

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YOU HAVE TO SEE IF YOU ARE CLOSE TO HELLS FIRE ~ By Christian author Elena Ramirez


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There are some of you, I see, so I know God sees, you are close to the fire. Hells fire…

If I could I would yank you away from the fire myself. But you have to see you are close to the fire by truth. Gods king James truth. Friends, we truly do have to submit to God totally. To avoid Gods wrath. Obedience, repentance get us there.  Believing Jesus Christ died for your sins.  

Please see yourself. No one wants to judge you to keep you from God. But warnings, like this if you see yourself will draw you closer to Christ who died for all of us.

You see, I was once close to the fire and glad someone by the truth yanked me from it….by truth! That was Jesus!

But I had to see, and what I saw, was that I was reaping what I sowed. That I had sin, that I was deceived by the ways of the world. Exactly what the enemy of God wanted me to do and to fail.

But God has a plan, and I know the difference now. Friend, you have to see yourself. Only you can see the love Christ has for you. Only you can see the enemy does not. It is always a choice. But you have to see. I hope you see before it is too late.

Now let me elaborate, because I used the words above concerning judging and warning.  They need to be explained.  And I have to make note here, that the enemy, will make you feel like you are being judged by sometimes a warning that may come your way.  

And you may have been warned, but because you were not convicted to turn from your sin, you felt it was condemnation, and you continued in the sin you are in.  

You just don’t want to see it.  You have to know the differences between judging and warning.  You have to know the differences between conviction and condemnation.  Because Christs love will convict us.  But the enemy will try and condemn us.  

I am trying by warning you, so you can be convicted to turn to Christ.  Yes this message is strong.  But if you open your eyes you will see.  I pray you do.  

And I never want to undermine, or devalue, that which God is doing in someones life, because even another Christian intervened, and called that judging.  

When God is trying to bring someone to the throne, of His grace.  And friends, I see so many messages from even prolific leaders that undermine truth, and yes twist it so that truth does not come out, and they put a slant on truth.  They undermine, what Gods holy word says.  They call it judging, when it really is warning.  

You see, we are called to rebuke, to warn, and to show one another, that yes the wages of sin is death.  Spiritual death, is without Christ.  With Christ, we are called to be with Him for eternity.  

PREACH THE WORD; BE INSTANT IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON; REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE.  FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS, HAVING ITCHING YEARS, AND THEY SHALL TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, AND SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES.  II TIMOTHY 2:2-4.  

You do not want to miss that, this is why this message is so important for you to see.  This is not a tickle your ears message, that every body wants to hear.  That will make you feel good being in your sin.  

It is truth, its not a fable.  Hell is real.  But you have to see it.  And decide….

“So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”
Matthew 13:49-52 KJV

HEARTACHES AND SORROWS THE MANY WAYS GOD HAS TO TEACH US AND CORRECT US ~ 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....

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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Sin, it separates us from God.  Sometimes we don’t even know we sin, because we think we are o.k.  But then a heartache may come, a sorrow, and we cannot understand why could this even happen to us?  

God uses these things to draw us close to Him, if we just only search….

You see, we do reap what we sow.  Some call it Karma, but it is a scriptural principle.  So please do not use that word, like the world.  Understand it by the scripture.  The “principle” of Gods Kingdom.  

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.  GALATIANS 6:7-8

Like what goes up, comes down.  Its the principles, of life, God has placed, as parameters, to guide us.  To teach us.  To protect us.  To know, with understanding, and true knowledge, His ways.  

Sometimes, it takes a whole lifetime, to teach us these things, but if we receive the instruction and correct them in time, we may be able not only to avoid heartache, but receive healing.  Not only spiritual, but even physical.  Even for future generations.  If we see it in time, we may even produce fruit.  Spiritual fruit, as well, as physical fruit.  

I feel like I am talking to someone.  Yet, I know this applies to all of us.  God is talking to all of us.  But, I know because of my own life.  I know, I have reaped, many things, that I wish I had not gone through.  These heartaches and sorrows.  Even physical ailments, have caused me to humble myself in the sight of God, and ask why?  And He has shown me through His holy word.  My sins, separated me from God.  

But I have learned from these sorrows and heartaches, and I humble myself before God.  Pleading the blood of Jesus, acknowledging my sins.  Even now still, I think of my past sins, and I am so ashamed.  

They caused heartache, sorrows, and even illness.  Yes illness.  If you smoke, or sin, the sin, produces illness.  Like cancer.  

One might ask, how can a good God, allow heartache and sorrow?  Look at the world, some may say.  There is this and that, and what kind of a good God would allow this?  

If we look closer, even with Adam and Eve, He did not want us to eat from the tree of good and evil.  But disobedience, caused it.  It separated them from God, and to this day, it will also separate us from Him.  

Yet, they do not see, that when we disobey.  When we do not take God at His holy word, there are repercussions.  Christ warned us.  He said, do not be deceived.  He told us, that the enemy, comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  We are told, not to give place to the enemy.  We are told, not to sin.  We are told, we reap what we sow.  We are told truth.  But many do not heed it.  

The principle then takes an alternate route from the good things God has promised, and therein is the answer.  Its disobedience.  And that does not produce good things.  

God has taught me, and it has humbled me, so much so.  I throw away any pride, any self ability, and see, I am nothing without God.  I cried an still do cry at the mercy seat, and my Lord, did have mercy on me.

And does, but I am so careful now.  So very, very careful, to try and do it His way.  Because though, I am not exactly where I wanted to be, or could have been.  I have now just a strong sense of who He is.  And the love, and mercy He extends to all of us.  By sending His Son, our Lord, to die for my sins, on that cross, has given me such a strong desire to learn His ways.  To obey.  Our dear Lord Jesus, took our sins, upon Him.  

Yes, God corrects us, but He tells us, He does so, because He loves us.  

MY SON, DESPISE NOT THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD; NEITHER BE WEARY OF HIS CORRECTION:  FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CORRECTETH; EVEN AS A FATHER THE SON IN WHOM HE DELIGHTETH.  HAPPY IS THE MAN THAT FINDETH WISDOM, AND THE MAN THAT GETTETH UNDERSTANDING.  PROVERBS 3:11-12.  

This love, does have conditions.  People say, oh God loves you unconditionally.  But thats wrong to say.  He loves you, yes, but He does not accept sin.  He does not accept disobedience.  He has conditions, and they produce excellence. The fear of God, is so important in matters like this.  

But then again you hear.  I don’t fear God.  He is too good.  Yes, He is good, but He is not mocked.  Again, we reap what we sow.  Teachings that do not include being in obedience, with fear of God, do not take His holy word to heart.  When was the last time you heard that?

And this is what I see, as I look at so many ministries, and feel good religions, that take truth, and disregard it.  They do not take a Holy word, and an anointed word, a King James preserved word, and they use these corrupted bibles, and mans word, to validate something, that God has not approved of, or accepted.  

And people wonder why God has abandoned them, or will not answer their prayer, or let them continue to have heartache and sorrow, or whatever else it may be that ails them.

There is no peace to the wicked.  This is scriptural. Look it up in a King James bible.  Begin searching for answers.  You will find them.  But….

There is no answer without God in it.  Our world, has purposely decided, to eliminate God from the picture, and because of that, it has brought curses.  

Think about the curses, that the Egyptians, reaped, when they would not let the people of God free, and Moses, continually went back and forth.  Everything from pestilence, to frogs, to the first born dying, were curses, because they would not believe God.  To set those people free.

Now we see in our world, everything, as well, that clearly shows, the repercussions, of sins.  I pray we get it right.  But we have in our world, many heartaches, and sorrows, because of our disobedience.  

I can only suggest, that you study yourself, your ways, your thoughts, and see what are they based on?  God could use you.  

Repentance, clears the slate, for all of us.  None is holy, we all have sinned, we all fall short of the glory of God.  

But I write to you, if you wonder why you have had this heartache or heartaches.  Just so you know, again, God will, and can and does use these things to correct us, to change us, to His ways.  

Repentance, and prayer, with a good King James Bible are the tools you need to change, that heartache and sorrow, to joy in the Lord.  Learning Gods ways.  

And I just have to say something here as well, as the Lord prompts me, do not return evil from some heartache or sorrow you have gotten even from someone else.  Vengeance belongs to God not us.  

You may be hurt, and with sorrow, and may not understand the principles, but seek God, let Him, mend your heart.  Let Him, show you His ways.  Let Him, be your comfort.  Let Him, be your love.  

This is not the time to be lazy.  Or put it off.  Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.  Get it right now.  WAKE UP PEOPLE!

Truth counts….Not only now my friends, but for eternity.  Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.  John 14:6 King James.  

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez 

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BULLIES NEED TO REPENT TO GOD ~ 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. Both 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. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

You might have a nice view, but you cannot see the bars that contain you. In your own device of jail.

Bullies, they are every where.  I think more so, then ever.  And you pray, you are delivered away from a bully.  I have met a few bullies, in my lifetime, to hurt me, and I pray, never to meet one again.  Nor to be one.  

But may God deal with the bullies that hurt innocent people.  And He will.  This is why I even write from the beginning bullies need to repent to God.  

AN EVIL MAN SEEKETH ONLY REBELLION:  THEREFORE A CRUEL MESSENGER SHALL BE SENT AGAINST HIM.  PROVERBS 17:11.  

When you are young, and just trying to grow, trying to learn, trying to be accepted, and then you meet a bully, it can change your perspective.

The first time, I met a bully, who hurt me, was in my school, in Junior High.  She was in my gym class.  After gym, for no reason, other then her hate, she hit me, in the nose.  She broke my nose.  There was no argument, or anything or any reason to do this.  She just did it.  

But even if there was, one should not react to people like that.  She hurt me, for years afterwards by that one attack.  That I have had to deal with physically.  And I won’t get into details.  

Her name was Pat.  And I will always remember her.  I remember, my mother, going to her home, and talking to her mother.  No apology, no sense of the wrong.  She was in denial.  

I guess I am writing about bullies this morning, because I had an interesting conversation with a “friend” on social media.  

Her name is Pat.  And her post yesterday, was about her daughter, and grand children.  She was actually laughing, with pride, that her daughter, who is now an adult, was having to deal with a child, who is now a bully.  Because the daughter was a bully.  And the cops, actually paid her a visit, with a warning.  I am not sure of all the details.  But what I sensed was a defiance, and that she felt justification.  She was belligerent and was strangely, oddly, so prideful, in this, that she did not see the wrong of it.  As she laughed.  

I confronted her.  And just told her, I thought, her humor was odd, and that this was not funny.  And I explained to her a little of my history, with this girl who broke my nose.  And that, history repeats itself.  Why would she be proud of a bully?  Her grand babies could reap the same, from someone else.  The consequences could cause this person to also be disciplined with jail etc.  

You do not go around, hurting people.  Being a bully.  Its wrong in the sight of God.  She could not handle the truth.  So she unfriended me.  But I still pursued it, and sent her a message.  That I was trying to be her friend, but friends are honest, and say truth.  I told her to repent.  Its a spiritual thing, that has latched on to her, and her family, and the only thing that can break the curse of it, is the love, and blood of Jesus Christ.  Will she do it?  I have no idea, if she even got my message.  

You have to teach your kids love.  They see this, they learn from it. It can be a generational curse.  But you have to break it.

It even begins with the way you treat animals.  With compassion, because they are helpless.  

A RIGHTEOUS MAN REGARDETH THE LIFE OF HIS BEAST: BUT A THE TENDER MERCIES OF THE WICKED ARE CRUEL.  PROVERBS 12:10  

But it made me think, how much we see, even in the news, or we can relate in our own lives.  That bullies do exist.  For whatever reason, power, or money, or prestige, or even the lack of these things, can make people be mean, cruel, and they turn into bullies.  Even with rejection.  The enemy, and his ugly characteristics is to kill, steal, and destroy.  But Christ came to give life.  The mind can deceive people.  The battle can be won in the mind.  But one must strive to have the mind of Christ.  In love.  

Even in this presidential campaign, there is one bully, we all see.  This bully speaks truth sometimes, but there is something about this bully, that is intimidating, because this bully wants to be the president of the United states.   

With power, one can do much.  Good or evil.  But if we do not harness, and control, with the grace of God any kind of personal power we have.  We have lost control.  We have to see the error of our ways.  Someone who is a loose cannon, with their emotions.  I don’t trust.  

There are bullies in and on the internet.  They say things, to others, that they might not normally say to people in life, but they say things, to hurt, as they hide behind their computers.  Cowardly.  

Bullies, can be cowards.  Because their boldness, their outrage, to hurt, usually comes by hurting someone who cannot defend themselves, so they can look powerful.  

Love makes you consistent.  In a pattern with Christ.  To be kind, compassionate, and considerate of others.  Not to react, with a bully mentality, that only wants to hurt.  Thats actually evil.  

You know, this attack, I got as a young girl.  Taught me to be a warrior.  I will not let myself, be intimidated, or helpless.  I know how to defend myself.  Spiritually, I pray to God.  He defends me.  He deals with my enemies.  And I know He does.  I have seen some who have hurt me, receive correction.  This has taught me to forgive.  You see, scripture tells us, we reap what we sow.  Some would call it Karma, but thats not scriptural.  You need to see it from scripture.  King James scripture.  

But even physically, He taught me how to fight, and fight back.  I cannot even count the many fights, I was involved in.  Growing up, I grew up around a lot of bullies myself.  And that strange spirit, can be caught like a cold.  For there were times myself, being in that environment, I was a bully.  Not proud to say it.  But I was. 

Not much, of one.  But the tendency was there.  People learn this. We can all learn, from the “Pats” in our lives.  And you don’t want it in your life.  You need God, and Christ to always be the example.  

God has been so good to me.  But some of my problems.  Some of my heartache is because of bullies.  Its not a healthy thing. To be a bully.  It is not.  You may think you are entitled to be one.  But its ugly.  Bullies really do have to repent.  And why, because again, you do not want to reap it in your own life.  

THE MERCIFUL MAN DOETH GOOD TO HIS OWN SOUL, BUT HE THAT IS CRUEL TROUBLETH HIS OWN FLESH.  PROVERBS 11:17. 

Bullies need to repent.  And thats all I have to say on the subject.  

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

GETTING TO THE ROOT OF BITTERNESS, UNFORGIVENESS, OR HATE ~ By Christian author Elena Ramirez


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Getting to the root of things…and I guess I am thinking of bitterness, unforgiveness or even hate.  

I am in the garden this morning, and I have a small patch of land that has been invaded by this plant that has taken over the ground so nothing else can grow. And I just thought….

You know there are things that can take root in our spirits, and they block the blessings. They block our growth, they block our spiritual fruits, from coming forth. And I just thought of my own life.

I thought, of how I have had so many spiritual battles. So many physical fights. So many times, I have had to try and defend myself, because of some of the enemies I have had. Even friends, who have loved me, but abandoned me, and you know what this root is symbolic.

Its symbolic, to the point, where I don’t care any more, whether, or not, some have loved me or not. Or they said they were my friend, but they did not prove it. I have a sensitive soul, and I am very loving. But I realize not all do love me.

And so I release this root, and pull it up, and pray God bless those who have hurt me, who have not been true to me, who do not care about my calling, to serve God, and they show no love or support, or even those who have said they were my friend, but secretly hated me.

I release them.

I release those who were honest enough to not love me, and challenged me. I release everyone!

You see, life, is too short to have a bitter root, in my heart. And you know I have for the most part tried to be forgiving. But sometimes, it has affected me the way some have treated me. Well, I don’t care today.

And I pull that root up, and toss it in the trash where it belongs.  I also though repent, and humble myself in the sight of God.  Asking God to take it away from me.  

So the other places of my heart can produce fruit, and I plant seeds of love, and hope, and holiness, from God.

So to each their own, I know with wisdom, we all deal with something or someone in one way or another. But why should we allow them space in our hearts, when they don’t care?

I do not want to reap hate, or discouragement from anybody any more. So there. Its gone, in the trash!

And in its place is a sense of the beauty of who God is to me, and there is no room there now for anything else.

My thought for the day…..

BUT HE ANSWERED AND SAID, EVERY PLANT, WHICH MY HEAVENLY FATHER HATH NOT PLANTED, SHALL BE ROOTED UP.  MATTHEW 15:13

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THE SPIRITUAL DANGERS OF NOT HEEDING WARNING AND CALL IT JUDGING


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There are spiritual dangers, when people, and yes Christians, do not see sin, and call it for what it is, and for whatever reasons, whether it is being politically correct, or rebellion, or even a lack of knowledge, they are setting themselves up for a fall. A big fall!  

And they defend sin, and call it “judging”, and they do not see the warnings from God, and yes other Christians, who stand up for truth.

The reason, I say, “so called” Christians, is because lately, I see a strong trend, of those who say and claim they are Christians, and they believe in God, but they are disobedient to God, and His Holy word, and they are actually rebellious, and defend the lies from the devil.  

To me these type of people, have become pawns for the devil.  And people do not even see it.   They do not see the deception, or the disobedience, to God, and they are actually striving against the truth.  They are striving, and fighting against other Christians.

I see it more then ever, and I see, the deception.  I guess it is a strong sign of the end of times.  I see how many, are twisting and taking the gospel, and ignoring it.  Or the watered versions, of gospel, they are using, is so taken out of context, that they have no true foundation, to stand on.

I see it from the top!  Prominent “so called” Christian leaders, who may have a sense of sin.  And they curse, with scripture, but its not what God really says.  According to King James scripture.

Or those again, who defend sin, and attack those who stand on the true word of God.  Its a mess out there!  And God, must shake His head, at those who could be doing good for the Kingdom of God, but they have no true moral compass, or a sense of what pleases God, and what does not!  And because of that, they are in spiritual danger.

I have been in more battles, with “so called” Christians lately, that my concern has really taken a shift, to see this and call it for what it is!  Because more “so called” Christians, are being called from the devil!  To defy holy word, to attack other brothers and sisters in Christ, and they are lining up, with their rhetoric, that is part truth, and part lie.  They are pawns of satan.  And maybe calling them this, they will see the deception and repent!  And maybe throw away their pride, and apologize, so God truly can bless them.  Yes I hope the person, who did this to me reads this.  

For they are being used by the enemy. Twisting scriptures.  Yesterday, I got such a response as this.  As a “friend” on FB, attacked my post, where a church, was compromising biblical truths, and principles, and taking the stance, that in this changing society, we as Christians, need to change our stance, to be more friendly, and more politically correct.  And I called that garbage!  And I called it for what it is, we are to “come out from among them.”  

We are not to stop and change, our stance!  Sin is sin.  Yes, we are called to love the sinner, but we are called to hate the sin.  And with that we are to warn others, and that is what I did.  I was not judging anyone in particular, but I was judging the “sin” of this pastor, and the church, he represents.

But instead, what I got from this “so called” friend, and Christian, that we are to love one another, and to not throw stones!  And judging, would come down on any one who does that!  Excuse me, I am loyal to what God says!  We are called to judge righteously.  See John 7:24 from a King James.

And thats the whole problem, with many “so called” Christians, that they do not see what God says, and they are in disobedience.   And if you throw a stone at me, I will not just take it!  Don’t be surprised, if I throw it back.  

Because I do actually hate sin.  I may love the sinner, but I hate sin, and I see how it steals from any one of us.

If any one challenges me, they better have King James scriptures, to back it up.  Because you cannot take part scripture, no matter how true it is, and make it try to look like I am the bad judgmental Christian, because you cannot see the deception and yes, the lies of sin.  And that is what the devil wants to do.  I will show you what God says!  I will use my true sword of truth!  

And I warn others to use a King James bible, and many do not see it as well, and they think you are judging them.  But yet, I am telling them what God says, do not change, add or delete word.  And I am warning them they have rubber swords, but if a person, wants to disobey God, I can only try so much.  

I am glad, I know scripture, I am glad I know truth, because I know what pleases God, and I will be loyal to that!

I am actually irked this morning, as I write this, because I see so many “so called” Christians, and if they know truth, they do not stand for it.  They are silent.  And if they know part truth, they take that part, and distort it, and actually come against the agenda of God.  What is God going to tell you when you stand in front of God?

God says, KNOW YE NOT THAT THE UNRIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD?  BE NOT DECEIVED; NEITHER FORNICATIORS, NOR IDOLATERS, NOR ADULTERERS, NOR EFFEMINATE, NOR ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND.  I CORINTHIANS 6:9.

And as an added thought, concerning the conversation I had with this person who was defending sin, homosexual sin.  This is what God also says concerning it, in the church.

THERE SHALL BE NO WHORE OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ISRAEL, NOR A SODOMITE OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL.  THOU SHALT NOT BRING THE HIRE OF A WHORE, OR THE PRICE OF A DOG, INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD THY GOD FOR ANY VOW:  FOR EVEN BOTH THESE ARE ABOMINATION UNTO THE LORD THY GOD.  Deuteronomy 23:17-18.  

And for the sake of clarification, homosexual, is not in the King James bible, and the word sodomite is the same as a homosexual.  The word homosexual is a modern word.

Look I don’t understand the nature of this sin. Why some think they are born that way.  But it is a curse.  And it is a sin, and you have to get to the root of sin, and repent, and give it to Christ to cleanse someone. But enabling sin, and defending it, is wrong.

And I don’t hate people, but I do hate the sin.  I see, and hear so many reports, of people, victimized, by sin.  Innocent children.  Babies abused.  By even the nature of this.  For it repeats itself.  Over, and over again.  And if I could show people to beware of sin, and not accept it.  Not enable others as well, by defending it, maybe, someone could be free.  But to promote it, to allow it, and to accept it, when God says be free, be clean, and come out of that.  And of all places by a pastor, and the church he represents.  He is a wolf in sheeps clothing.  Well, there is a chance for change.  And this is where I got challenged.  Because we all have the choice.  We all have to obey, or disobey.  And I will obey God.  And call it sin!

WHEREFORE COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, AND BE YE SEPARATE, SAITH THE LORD, AND TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN THING:  AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU, AND WILL BE A FATHER UNTO YOU, AND YE SHALL BE MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS , SAITH THE LORD ALMIGHTY.  II Corinthians 6:17-18,  

Don’t they see, they will not be blessed?  Don’t they see, that you have to trust God, and obey Him?  Don’t they see, the spiritual dangers of this?  God says, submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee.  But no, they start fighting with other Christians, and calling it judging, when all I really was doing is warning my brothers and sisters in Christ.  And yes other Christians who are in the true word, see this.  And they face this same dilemma.

Yes warning them.  Not judging them.  I have had enough sin in my own life, to scream and tell my brothers and sisters, watch out for the deception.  Stay away from the fire!  You will get burned!  Watch out for the lies from the enemy.  I have had these kind of battles, because I cannot fathom, why Christians, who know the truth, cannot see the deception in defending these lies.  I tell many of them REPENT!  

I have had my methods challenged, I have been told, they did not like my style!  Well too bad, because I will be obedient to God, and you don’t like it, thats your problem, my loyalties are to God first.

Because you are not seeing the whole picture.  You are being deceived.   When any one comes against the word of God, and will deny it and defy it, yes they are in spiritual danger.  This is disobedience.

More then they know.  For God is not mocked.  And the fear of God, that I talk about should be evident in all of us.  And more specifically that is in my King James bible says ‘FEAR GOD”!

God has that power to throw many into hell.  Salvation is not secure, when you disobey God!  And yes folks this is scriptural.  Read Revelation 22:18-19 from a King where it talks about changing Gods Holy word, one can be denied access to the Holy city.  

And Read Ezekiel 3 and Ezekiel 33, where we are called to warn one another!  Because a righteous person, will die, if they disobey!  Remember Christ is the way, the truth, and life.  John 14:6.  But if one is in sin, and does not repent, they lose their gift of salvation.  They lose their way to the Kingdom of God. No ifs, buts or maybes.  Sin will separate you from God.

So yes, I do love, but my love has to be God first.  It cannot be compromised, and it cannot give place to the enemy.

But no, many of these people will not admit this, due to their pride.  They will not repent, let alone apologize to someone who knows truth, and they want to make a person an outcast.  They will not admit the error of their ways, so they can grow.  So they can be cleansed truly, and their garments white.  They want God, but they do not want to trust Him, and obey Him.  

Well I will trust and obey!  And I pray to be a true voice for Christ, because I know now the difference!

SHE OBEYED NOT THE VOICE: SHE RECEIVED NOT CORRECTION; SHE TRUSTED NOT IN THE LORD; SHE DREW NOT NEAR TO HER GOD.  Zephaniah 3:2.  

No wonder Christ told us, they would throw us out of the churches.  No wonder, He said we would be hated.  No wonder….

Well, to each their own.  You can tell people, truth.  But if they do not receive it.  I shake the dust off.  

Recently, I wrote I am not as gracious as I used to be.  And only when Christ prompts me to be courteous I will.  But I will not let someone, take the love I have for God in obedience, and stomp on the truth that saved me.  The sacrifice of Christ was too great.  I will speak up!

And first I will say, why are you becoming a pawn for the devil?  In fighting me.  Because you are fighting God.  And HE never loses a fight…..

Please Note:  I just said a prayer, frustrated, and God gave me this scripture as I asked for encouragement.  So I am adding it here…Don’t think He will not take His wrath.  He will.

AND I WILL PERSECUTE THEM WITH THE SWORD, WITH THE FAMINE, AND WITH THE PESTILENCE, AND WILL DELIVER THEM TO BE REMOVED TO ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE EARTH, TO BE A CURSE, AND AN ASTONISHMENT, AND AN HISSING, AND A REPROACH AMONG ALL THE NATIONS, WHITHER I HAVE DRIVEN THEM: BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT HEARKENED TO MY WORDS, SAITH THE LORD, WHICH SENT UNTO THEM BY MY SERVANTS THE PROPHETS, RISING UP EARLY AND SENDING THEM; BUT YE WOULD NOT HEAR, SAITH THE LORD.  JEREMIAH 29:18-19.  

Blessings, Elena Ramirez

MOCKING AND DENYING GOD IS STUPID ~ 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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THE HATERS OF THE LORD SHOULD HAVE SUBMITTED THEMSELVES UNTO HIM:  BUT THEIR TIME SHOULD HAVE ENDURED FOR EVER.  PSALM 81:15

I have to say this:  Mocking God is stupid.  And I guess, I came to this great revelation, because on social media, there are so many people, who want to mock God.  You can see a post, and just make a sweet little general comment, and the vultures come out.  

It is actually sad, that people have no respect.  Sure, I believe in free speech for others, but for myself as well.  And you just wonder, why someone would combat you so strongly, to deny God.  Or to deny free speech.  Or to make a mockery of something that is precious, and that is a belief in God.   To someone else.  Why?  

Why would someone, have so much animosity, to actually be rude, is disconcerting.  And to who it may concern, even reading here, I pray, that you would take my words to heart, because someday you are going to need God.  We all need Him.  He created us, to seek Him.  He created, us to call on Him, in times of trouble.  Life happens.  

But God…I know He can intervene.  He has for me, so many times.  A warning, an angel in disguise, a blessing.  A miracle.  A healing…. 

God has done so much for me, that I praise Him, and thank Him here.  No your talking to the wrong person, if you want to deny Him.  I know He is real.  I know, He exists.  I know, His love….

I truly believe, so many of our problems, in life, and society, could be stopped, or avoided, if we only had the fear of God, as He has called us to do.  

And yes, I am calling it for what it is, according to His word, and truth, from my King James Bible.  Fear.  We are called to fear God.  And when someone mocks an almighty God, who holds our lives in His hands, and yes our souls, to either send us to heaven or hell, and they have no fear, to even stop, and see the error of their ways, that is stupid! 

That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever.  Joshua 4:24.

I don’t understand this pride, to deny God.  To deny His healing power.  To deny just His protection at a moments notice.  How can any of us expect Him, to be available in time of need, if we don’t even honor Him?  I know many people do not believe.  It is their choice.  And God, our Lord Jesus, is a gentleman, He does not ever push Himself on any of us.  

But I guess, there was a time, when I was younger, that when you did not believe, you were at least courteous, to keep it to yourself.  Or you gave someone the benefit of the doubt.  But now a days, there is no respect.  I see horrible, rude, and insulting things, that I cannot even repeat, but are centered around God.  To insult, or to deny.  And yes, to His followers, in Jesus Christ.  

I implore you, to be careful.  You don’t want to believe in God, that is your choice….  But the Holy word of God says, every knee will bow.  Every tongue will confess Jesus is Lord.  

For it is written, as I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  Romans 14:11

And for someone to reject, mock, and insult the only one who could help you in time of need, is actually stupid for lack of a more gracious word.  

Because I would love to extend grace to you.  God would as well.  But because of who He is, and because He will not condone, or accept sin, He sent us His son, Jesus Christ, to take the penalty of our sins.  And when someone denies that great gift, they have hurt themselves so greatly here on earth, but for eternity.  No that is not too smart.  

And for those that persecute Christians, or make life hard for them, you have no idea, what curses you have brought to your own life.  But even future generations.  God says He will punish up to the fourth generation.  Those that deny Him, or even choose an idol.  

I just hope my words resonate with you.  To perhaps revaluate your stance.  You know, I denied God years ago, in my youth.  And those were the darkest days of my life.  And now, all these years, that I have been saved, I see, how stupid I was.  Yes, I humbly admit it.  I wish, I could go back, and change those times.  But, I live with the memories.  I live with the consequences of my foolish choices.  But for the rest of my life, and God only knows how long that is.  I will serve Him.  I will Honor God.  I will give glory to Him.  For forgiving me.  For giving me another chance.  And I praise Him, and know, with all my being, nothing is impossible with God.  

THINE OWN WICKEDNESS SHALL CORRECT THEE, AND THY BACKSLIINGS SHALL REPROVE THEE:  KNOW THEREFORE AND SEE THAT IT IS AN EVIL THING AND BITTER, THAT THOU HAST FORSAKEN THE LORD THY GOD, AND THAT MY FEAR IS NOT IN THEE, SAITH THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS.  JEREMIAH 2:19  

But even then, being as stupid as I was.  I never attacked someone for believing in God.  If anything, maybe someone inspired me.  But to purposely try and hurt, and insult someone for believing in God, comes from the devil, and is evil.  So no, even in my disbelief, I never tried to hurt anyone.    I hope you see this, and repent.  

You see, when you come against a Christian, or the work of God, you are messing with Gods plan, and His glory.  He did not let the devil steal His glory from the beginning, and He will not let someone steal it now.  There will be a price to pay!

So yes, I know the difference, and maybe that is why I can ask you, and implore you to be careful.  You see, your soul is at stake.  And all the things you call luck, have nothing to do with luck, but with who God is in His grace.  So if you are some body who hates, to mock, and insult, I pray you have a change of heart.  Before it is too late.  Before you need a miracle.  

You could still get it, you could change your outcome if you change now.  All you have to do is bow your head down, repent, and repent of the mockery you have made, and ask Christ in your heart.  Then change, your mind, your behavior, and LET CHRIST change your heart.  FOR HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN MAKE THAT DIFFERENCE!  

Read a good King James Bible, and hear the voice of God.  Not any other Bible, you want something uncorrupted.  

Because if you don’t you will only have yourself to blame, and for eternity, you will say in hell….why was I so stupid?  

Maybe this scripture will remind you what is ahead, for those who mock.  

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.  Galatians 6:7-9 

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

Please Note:  I wrote this, out of mere frustration, that people can be so rude.  And yet, I detect in myself, a harshness, that is so blunt here, it can also be considered rude.  But that really is not my intention.  Perhaps, my being blunt, and honest, can open someones eyes.  To see Fathers love.  To see His mercy, and kindness.  To see, how good God really is.  I really do love, and have love, because of Christ….oh if you had known me, in my youth, you would understand.  But, I pray that you would ensure your salvation with Christ.  I am not sure when Christ would return, but it could be soon.  Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.  Friend, and I call you friend, if you are someone who is searching, please, see the truth I tell you in this post, and see it as love.  Because Christ does love you.   Make it right with Him.  Live for Christ.  You will not regret it.  Elena