I am not trying to brag but I do know God personally. And one of the reasons, I know He exists, is because He corrects me.
I have known Him, for many years. I remember, I knew Him, as a little girl. I was fascinated with Him, loved Him, talked to Him, I even used to write to Him as a child. But then when I grew up more, my expectation was different. He is not a genie. He does not give us everything we want, and He has his standards. He did not do that for me.
I stopped believing in Him, for a while.
Those were the darkest, years of my life. I stopped our relationship, it wasn’t Him, it was me.
One time, over forty years ago….I was getting high, won’t say on what, but it was bad for me. I saw the evil one. It told me, if I was seeing him, the evil one, I was doing something wrong. I began searching for God again. I thought then, if I saw the evil one, why wasn’t I seeing who God is? It was not rocket science. There is evil in this world, so there must be good, and God, and because of that, I began searching for God, because He was hiding from me. Yes, I said it, God hides. He tests us.
AND I WILL SURELY HIDE MY FACE IN THAT DAY FOR ALL THE EVILS WHICH THEY SHALL HAVE WROUGHT, IN THAT THEY ARE TURNED UNTO OTHER gods. Deuteronomy 31:18 KJV.
See, if we are not seeking God, and only God, we will be making something an idol. We will not be giving Him, all our love, attention, honor and respect. He requires it, and only Him, are we to serve. He is a jealous God.
I was not doing that, which was right in His sight. I lived between the world, and God, walking a fine line on a fence. I saw the error of my ways. I think thats why I have grown. But I don’t take my relationship with Him for granted. I know we reap what we sow. I know, because I have reaped harsh lessons. Harsher things, then your average person. I won’t say, what, but God knows.
But through it all, He always has been there. And when I seek Him, He reveals Himself to me. Shows me, things. Gives me discernment, understanding. Joy, hope. Provision. But I don’t search for His hand, I search for His face. I search to please Him.
I remember when He showed me, not to ask for money, for my ministry. Because I did. I thought all of these pastors, ask for money, I should as well. But He showed me how wrong that was. That it would pollute the work I would do for Him, so I don’t ask for money, and in fact, even though, I have written three books, I don’t peddle myself or His word. I try to help others freely in this.
I know, when I don’t please Him. I try not to get puffed up, with anything He gives me, or shows me but sometimes, I do come off harsh, and well, He puts me in my place. I accept it. I know, my faults, I know where I can go wrong. I have been rebellious, I understand that.
He taught me the difference between religion and relationship with Him. Religion, is rules, regulations, traditions rituals made by men or groups. I don’t have that. I have relationship, with my Lord, and it is very sweet. To know Him. Based on what He did on that cross for me, but my part is to obey, love Him, and seek Him. He will do the rest. But I don’t abuse grace. I know it came at a high cost. I have my part.
I know His laws. And many don’t get this, but God is a legal God. If you have been taught this phony baloney about grace, only, you are being deceived. You do not have a license to sin, by grace.
The only law we are free from is the law of sin, and death.
FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH. ROMANS 8:2 KJV.
And if you really want happiness heed this scripture as well.
WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH: BUT HE THAT KEEPETH THE LAW, HAPPY IS HE. PROVERBS 29:18 KJV.
We are free from the law of sin and death. Not His commandments. Not His laws. He did not flip flop from the Old Testament, to the New Testament. Christ did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it.
THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, OR THE PROPHETS: I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY BUT TO FULFIL. MATTHEW 5:17 KJV.
But I know who He is, and He shows me the beauty of who He is. In small and little things, as well as big things. But when anything I sense darkness in, or there is no light, I know to go back and repent.
Repentance is one of the sweetest things He has taught me. To be humble, not proud. Daily repentance, keeps my slate clean.
His word, my King James bible, brings light. I remember when He showed me the difference between Bibles.
I had a strange situation, once, where, someone was plagiarizing my poems. I used to write poems, by the hundreds. They were called a “Prayer of Hope”. They were scripture, and a poem, and a prayer. I have them on file. Maybe someday I will publish them again. I don’t think too many are on the internet, because a network, I had them on, destroyed the files.
Anyway, in this situation, someone plagiarized me. A woman, was claiming my poems, and saying she wrote them. She did not even try and change them, she took them in total format. I was so upset. God spoke to my heart, and told me, I understand. You see, when someone takes my word, they plagiarize my thoughts, and it bothers me too, but its only the devil. He promised to take care of it for me. It released me.
I thought that was strange, that he told me that, but then He began to show me, how different bible versions, were being plagiarized and how the devil was in the deception. See, Gods word is holy, and when we search in there, and disregard bible verses, that tell us not to change add, or delete Gods word, that is disobedience. The anointing will not be there.
Any way, God showed me that. Those verses, just for the sake of your understanding is…. Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5-6, and Revelation 22:18-19, that actually warns someone will not be allowed to the Holy city, and could have their name removed from the book of life. Nothing to be messing with. Get a King James.
Anyway, I can write so much more about who God is. But I just know, I love Him, and I know I am human, I make mistakes, but I do try and serve Him, with all my heart, soul, and being. I never want anybody to follow me, but to follow Christ. If I show you something, I just pray God gets the glory, and will give you the desire to seek Him.
See, He is very real. I know it. I actually get a little indignant, when someone says He is a fable, or make believe. He is not. They have not walked in my shoes. They do not know what He has done for me. But He has been there. Saved me, spoke things to my heart.
He actually introduced me to my husband. Years ago, I was at a night club. I wanted to leave. The Lord spoke so clearly in my ear, He said, “don’t go.” It kind of shocked me. Moments after that, I met my husband. And it is another prayer answered. The many times, He has answered my prayers. I cannot even count them. But I will seek Him. In prayer.
He has come to my rescue so many times. Healed me, so many times. Taught me things. He is beautiful. I sense His spirit even now. Encouraging me. But yes strict with me, but I go with the flow now.
I don’t fight it. I know when it will be all done with for me on this earth, He will reach out for me. I know it. But while I am here on earth, I want to do all I can for His Kingdom. I want to reach out to the lost, I want to give someone understanding. But I won’t accept anyone mocking Him, or my relationship with Him. I can walk away from that. And I have.
And I know if I kneel before Him, I can stand before anyone. I know He is not a respecter of persons. So that gives me confidence, no matter who they are. I have seen him come against my enemies. I won’t say how, but He has been my defense.
I try to be loyal to God, if I offended Him, that would just grieve me. Knowing what He did on the cross for me. I don’t take my salvation for granted. I fear God. He taught me that as well. So even though, I boast in Him, I do not take anything for granted.
Yes, I know Him, I am not trying to brag. But I know Him personally. I just pray to bless Him.
MY SOUL SHALL MAKE HER BOAST IN THE LORD: THE HUMBLE SHALL HEAR THEREOF AND BE GLAD. PSALMS 34:2 KJV.
Well anyway, just sharing some of my thoughts today. I am so grateful. What a mighty God I serve. He has taught me to love, and forgive others. So poison won’t stay in my soul.
Anyway….I hope you know Him too. I want to encourage you. No matter what you are going through, God can get you through. He can write a new page for you. But make sure you are on the same page with Him, in a King James.
Blessings, and love,
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.
When I was a small child, Christmas meant I had a lot of presents under the tree. That Santa would see I was a good girl and come and bring me lots of presents. Now all I want more then ever is that the sweet spirit of Christmas to bring me the true meaning of who Christ is. You can’t find that under your tree but in your heart…in times of poverty or times of abundance. Christ is the gift that keeps on giving. I have learned. His presence is the present… I wrote this about the Christmas spirit. I hope it blesses you… ❤
So your not feeling the Christmas Spirit? You feel kind of BAH-HUMBUG. Bah humbug, see that word (bah hum bug), you gotta quit letting things bug you. So lets start there.
You see, God our King, our Lord, Jesus came to save us all, and HE understands, our sorrows, our pain, our needs. But you cannot see Him work in your life, unless you allow Him, into your heart. In every part of your heart. Not just part of it.
You know how you catch a cold, its a virus. Well, that bug, of bah humbug, is a virus to your spirit. It wants you to feel bad. It wants you to deny Christ. So watch that.
So what do you do when you catch a cold? You concentrate on getting better, you take precautions, and nurture your body. Well you have to do that with your spirit. To get into the Christmas spirit…
For it is your responsibility to stir up that spirit. Lets talk about spirits for a second. There is that invisible feeling, that is within you, whether it is happiness, sadness, poverty, or even infirmity, which is called sickness, that can make you sick. These are spirits.
There are spirits, that come from God Himself, and then there are spirits, that come from hell itself. And you have to identify which is from God, and from the devil. And when you do, then you can see the beauty of Christmas.
And you need to know how to control it, and you need to know how to tap into the Holy Spirit of God Himself. And only God can control it, so this is where submission to God comes from. Total surrendering….to joy.
Joy, the joy of the Lord, is our strength. Nehemiah 8:10. King James.
To be healed, spiritually, to feel that joy.
But when you are not letting God do a good thing, by even stirring up your hope, your joy, your child like thoughts of Christmas, you are allowing the enemy to steal your joy, that comes from the Holy Spirit. You do have to see that.
You have to know who God is, and then you have to know who you are in Christ. By the Holy Spirit….
This is the first step in a line of other steps but very important. So please note this:
If you are not a Christian, or if you are a Christian, who has sinned, you need to repent. And sometimes we don’t even know we have sinned. But God knows, and His spirit will not be there. So thats a good place to start.
Repent, this is the very first thing, you must do…..Rededicate yourself to Christ. Accept Christ into your heart. Remember what He did on the cross for you. For this truly is the very, main reason why God sent Him.
Go to God, tell Him, your not feeling the Christmas spirit, ask Him to forgive you. Ask Him to show you the true meaning of Christmas. In any way, that He wants too. And then conclude to be obedient. Knowing why Christmas is so important.
And the reason that is because Jesus is the reason for the season. For God so loved the world, that He gave and sent His only begotten son. (paraphrasing John 3:16. King James)
Think about that. God loves us, and sent Christ to save us so we have to sometimes, just identify that, and know how great His love is. To know what Christmas is really about…
So here are some tips, that I sense the Holy Spirit is bringing to my attention just to stir up that, after you have come to the throne of God, and made it right with God, in your salvation to remind you, on your part, how to stir up Christmas:
Start by being thankful for what you have. Friends, family, home, health, protection, your great country…any blessing you can think of, and cannot think of. Things you may have avoided, or did not know about, but God knew and spared you. And just let that child like thankfulness “spirit” enter your heart.
Start giving to someone anyone. Think about someone else, to bless. In any way you can. Even out of the ordinary, Impulsively…Buy someone a gift, a cup of coffee, a homeless person, and just let that spirit of giving remind you, of Gods love, that He gave us. Give to someone, that you know can never repay you. But God will….
Remember, to rebuke any negative feelings. Doubt, anger, sadness, even your feeling of poverty, and remind yourself, at this time of Christmas, the miracle of Christmas. Think of the angels. Think of the goodness of God, that God sent angels to go to Mary, and to tell her, she would be the mother of Christ. Think of all the possibilities. Remember God said, all things are possible with Him. FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE. LUKE 2:37
Think of Christ and all of the miracles, He did. As He walked in this life, and the promises He made. And feel the true spirit of who Christ is.
Ponder on the miracle of Christmas because of who Christ is. Think of the nativity. Think of when the three wisemen came, to seek Him, and they followed that star, and the quietness, and beauty of a silent night. Think of the gifts they brought to bless the King, and then bless God, with your spirit of believing and giving. QUIET YOUR SPIRIT TO HEAR FROM GOD.
Be careful and rebuke the Pharisee spirit, the spirit, that doubts, and look at things religiously. Or that puts down the meaning of Christmas. That spirit, that will even take a scripture, and try to put down even putting up a Christmas tree. Or making a mockery of it, by the commercialization. This really is sin, to deny what Christ came for. To deny Christmas or to hate it. So be careful of people who do not see it your way. Some people are toxic. You may even think of blessing them. But if you cannot be near them, or they will spit on that sweet spirit, get away from them. Bless them but get away.
Think of love…for truly Christmas is love. If there is hate, or unforgiveness, again repent, but release it. Let it flow away from you, and just be willing to see the good in people. Even mean people, just remember what Christ did for you.
Ponder on the true holy word. Get a good King James bible, and look up the nativity. (Luke 2) Read it to your family, on Christmas eve, or even now, and let the spirit of truth, and Gods love bless you by His Holy word. This is very important because of the holiness of word. You want holy, anointed scripture that is not corrupted. By the changing of words. PRAY WITH YOUR FAMILY. BRING CHRIST INTO YOUR HOME.
Get good Christmas music, and listen to it. Sing with it. Dance to it.
Guard your heart…To give God glory. Think about how, and any way you can acknowledge who God is, and speak or do anything that will give God glory. For it will rebuke the enemy. The enemy of God, who does not want to give God glory. Be very careful with this.
Go to a church where the Christmas story is being told. With the intention of seeing God, or seeing, some kind of sign from God.
Expect miracles, expect and believe, you see Christmas is about believing, and only you can stir up your heart, to believe. But this is faith, and faith begins when you pray, and just conclude, not to rationalize, or to analyze Christmas or anything but God. But to obey. To obey God, means you are allowing His spirit, in your heart. Then you will have Christmas. See it like a child….but be careful to not put anything besides Christs birth as the meaning….
These are just some tips, I am sharing, by the Holy Spirit, but truly only God can touch your heart, to know any of these things. As you have your part in just being mindful of these things, God will do His part.
Your Christmas can be merry my friends. I sense some of you are so hurt, so angry, so cold, and even hateful, of this time of the season. You may be alone. You may have terrible memories of this time. You may have hard, times, that seem unbearable in every way. But remember, Christ came to save, us, but to also heal us. Isaiah 53:5.( see it from a King James) That healing can also be our spirits. And nothing is impossible again, with God. Let that be your hope.
To conclude this: Work on your relationship with Christ every day of the year. This is not a religion, this is relationship we all have to work on with our Lord. But you will find if you do this, the Holy spirit of Christmas will come to you much easier, it will flow. Love, never fails.
Merry Christmas….To all, and to God be the glory, peace, on earth good will toward all. May the sweet Spirit of Christmas be yours, if all you have is this scripture……God will be with you.
Invite me to your church function, ladies group, or church seminar to speak at your event……
Much love, Elena Ramirez
BEHOLD A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL, WHICH BEING INTERPRETED IS, GOD WITH US. Matthew 2:23
You have a voice, so do I, but Christ told us, we would know His voice, and to another we would not follow.
MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME. JOHN 10:27.
But He tells us we will now follow another voice, and will flee from that, for a strangers voice, is not His voice. (paraphrasing but this is what the King James Bible says)
AND A STRANGER WILL THEY NOT FOLLOW, BUT WILL FLEE FROM HIM: FOR THEY KNOW NOT THE VOICE OF STRANGERS. JOHN 10:5.
So with my voice, I speak out to you, and with the gift and calling I have, I plead with you to see the discrepancies in the many Bible versions, that are not HIS VOICE. And flee from them. Use a King James Bible.
I ask you, if you know your gift and calling, and with this message, that I share, I ask this, because you do have a Holy and anointed calling on your life. But, if you are not hearing His voice, you will miss it. You will miss the truth, and the blessings. And just the sweetest of fellowship with truth and love.
Truth my friends, does not need to be debated, or challenged, it stands on its own merit, and brings glory to God. And with that thought, what do you have, that is your gift? Do you use it for the glory of God? Do you tap into that love? Do you receive direction and guidance? And if so seriously is it used for Christ? Or for your own promotion?
It could be a small gift, but if you do not utilize it for the glory of God, you are hurting yourself.
In heaven we would all see it, and recognize it, but on earth, there are stumbling blocks, where you could miss it. We are called to take the narrow path. Matthew 7:13-14. See it from the King James. The way of the world is wide. A universal Bible that is politically correct, or changed, is not holy. And does lead to destruction. But straight is the gate, and narrow is the way which leads unto life. (paraphrasing)
I want to encourage you, in truth and love, to see this. There is a deceiver. And he does not want you to meet your gift and calling. This enemy is the devil, and he does not want you to give God glory. But you have to see through this, you have to press in.
Recently, I was pretty tired and weary. No I was not giving up on God, but I had to step away from Social media, and try to hear God speak. Challenged, weary, and yet knowing truth.
I found, a few years ago many discrepancies in other Bible versions. I did research. And what I saw, astounded me, shocked me, and scared me, that someone could take Holy, and anointed word. Word, that was established and preserved for 400 years in the King James Bible, and in this century, it has been, disrupted, corrupted, and totally misrepresented.
So, I have been defending this Holy word, and to be honest, weary, that if anything, it caused division, between me and other brothers and sisters in Christ.
So we took a vacation. I told every one, I am leaving, just to hear Gods voice more clearly. We took a vacation to South Carolina, to a beautiful place called Kiawah Island. There, my soul was refreshed, and I saw the glory of Gods creation. We also visited beautiful Charleston, Savannah, GA. And I was blessed by just taking photos, and seeing the history, and beauty of this place. My soul was filled. To His glory.
And yet, when I came home, in retrospect, I realized, even by this photo. “GOD IS STILL SPEAKING.” God spoke to me, in my goal. Just to tell me that.
But what do we use to hear Him? I use my King James. Holy and anointed.
God knew I needed a break. But He also knows each and every one of us. Some would say, God could speak to us in any way. By any Bible. But that contradicts, what was said in this ORIGINAL.
PRESERVED FOR 400YEARS. NOT A VERSION. So I cannot accept a counterfeit. AND I DON’T WANT TO BE A VERSION, of a person….I WANT TO BE AN ORIGINAL IN CHRIST, IN MY GIFTS AND CALLINGS. So I take even just these scriptures very seriously!
I want all of Gods Holy King James word and take it to heart. I cannot pick and choose. And you should not either, not if you want to be blessed in your own gifts and calling.
FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERY MAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK, IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK: AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK. REVELATION 22:18-19.
YE SHALL NOT ADD UNTO THE WORD WHICH I COMMAND YOU, NEITHER SHALL YE DIMINISH OUGHT FFROM IT, THAT YE MAY KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD YOUR GOD WHICH I COMMAND YOU. DEUTERONOMY 4:2.
EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE: HE IS A SHIELD UNTO THEM THAT PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM. ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS, LEST HE REPROVE THEE, AND THOU BE FOUND A LIAR. PROVERBS 30:5-6.
Anyway, I am back knowing more then ever, this is who I am in Christ. A defender of Holy word. A word, that must be shared in love. In truth, and for His glory. Whenever I am given a chance to do this, I will for my Lord saved me. He pulled me out of the miry clay, and daily heals me. His sacrifice was so great, and I am grateful, and pray never to take it for granted.
You are called, my friend as well, to do something, for God. But if you are not listening to God even with the right Bible you will miss it. You will be deceived.
Like I recently told someone in ministry, a Christian leader. You are allowed to dream, but if the dream gets bigger then the vision God has for us, you are deceived. Its about Salvations. Its about Gods glory, it is about souls, that are at stake. Open your eyes. Its not the prosperity message.
Please, don’t lose this chance on earth to give God glory, in your gifts and callings. Pray, and yes I challenge you, and even dare you to try this Holy word, the King James bible, I know the spirit of confusion will leave. It did me.
I know we all grow, little by little, more here and there, on the vine with Christ, but dont stunt your own growth. Give God the glory, and be obedient, and don’t compromise who you are in Christ. Its not worth it. I do not judge you, but do you want God to judge you for not taking the chance even now?
What is your gift and calling?
To God be the glory, much love, Elena Ramirez
Wisdom, where does it come from? The scriptures tell us that the fear of God, is the beginning of knowledge. But where do we learn knowledge to be wise? By first fearing God.
THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE: BUT FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION. Proverbs 1:7.
I probably cannot even count the conversations I have had with people, who have denied the fear of God. Where they have argued, that they do not fear God, and they probably think I am nuts. But I don’t care.
I know, it is a good thing, a healthy thing to fear God. I attribute it to keeping me out of trouble.
Yet, as I contemplate this, I know as a writer, I know why I embrace the fear of God. For I am a truth seeker, and as a truth seeker I must seek His truth, not mine, not mans, not other preachers, not the worlds…..
Because God is mighty, powerful, and it is all established according to His ways, His truth, His view point. Not mine, or anyone else. I must seek His will to please Him.
I admit, I have the fear of God, because I know my life, is in His hands. My soul is also in His hands, and He has the right and power to let me into heaven, and I do not want any consequences of hell.
BUT I WILL FOREWARN YOU WHOM YE SHALL FEAR: FEAR HIM, WHICH AFTER HE HATH KILLED HATH POWER TO CAST INTO HELL: YEA, I SAY UNTO YOU, FEAR HIM. Luke 12:5
So I want His protection. At a moments notice, for anything. I don’t want to give the enemy a legal right to attack. More then anything I do not want to displease God. So, I trust the fear of God, to be my guard. It can make a difference at a moments notice. And I do rely on God, for His promises. But I must not distort, or change, or add to His truth, so this is why I am afraid of God, in anything I do for God.
I do not hear or see the fear of God taught, by anyone. And that makes me sad. Because many in the body of Christ need to know it, to understand it. But where do we learn? But from God Himself.
So what do I do? I obey even in my writing…..but what is based on? My thoughts, or Gods thoughts? It must be Gods thoughts!
So, I must seek a Holy, and true word, a word that has not been compromised, changed, added to, or deleted. The purest of words at least that is available in this time and place. I choose a King James Holy word, for it has been preserved for 400 years. I do not seek other versions for understanding of words, for I know the Holy spirit is my teacher. I know the Holy spirit will bring understanding.
KNOWING THIS FIRST, THAT NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION. II PETER 1:20
I have always wondered why people use other Bible versions, when the context has been changed, how can you search for a word in a Bible, if the word has been changed, so the content is changed. Thereby corrupting it.
Well, as I write this though, I do want to emphasize about fearing God, and this is why I won’t use another Bible. Because I have seen other pastors, and I have listened to them, and many who I will not name, they are lost. Themselves, the blind, leading the blind.
AND LET THEM ALONE: THEY BE BLIND LEADERS OF THE BLIND. AND IF THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, BOTH SHALL FALL INTO THE DITCH. MATTHEW 15:14
I know, as a writer, of Gods word, I have to build a strong foundation. Because I do not want to be blind, or lead anyone else deceptively. If not for a Holy word. Who would believe me? Without it? No one. I don’t have a charming personality, or an agenda, that is anything but to serve God. I have never been popular. I have been in so many fights in my life, to survive, that I know, I am nothing without God. Sounds a little harsh, I know, but it is true in my example.
So, the foundation I always need, to back me up is Gods Holy word.
But I know this, because I have watched others.
I have learned, because I have seen discrepancies in many ministries, that I need to know the truth. I get a check in my spirit, when I hear something that takes away from the gospel of Jesus Christ. I get a check, when people compromise truth. Or even suggest there is not a difference in doctrine, between other religions. I get a check in my spirit, to go to Gods word. For it is Holy.
I don’t take what other people say, as truth. Not till I confirm it by the word they share, that again is Holy King James word, or my own research in the scriptures. If it is not King James word, I am sorry, but I dismiss it, because again I know scripture has been added, changed, or deleted. Even though others have the best intention, I don’t hold it against them, but I don’t count on their truth, as truth.
I get that check as well, because even though, I am low on the totem pole so to speak, and there are great and wonderful servants of the Lord, and I know God is not a respecter of persons, but I get that check in the fear of God, because I know many do look to me, and learn from me.
And what does it say, if any of us, do not present the truth of the gospel, and mislead others? Yes it is a great responsibility, no matter who we are, or where we are on the vine with Christ. We have to be careful, what we teach, and what we say, for lives can be impacted.
So I take it with great responsibility, as an honor, in anything I do for the Kingdom, of God. It is His Kingdom, not mine, so this humbles me, to be ever so careful and not distort His truth.
But in this fear again, I have, that scares me as a servant, I realize I have a great responsibility to write truth. Gods truth. It scares me, when I hear or read other pastors who have compromised it, and though I do not want to name them, or judge them, I judge the fruit of the deception that comes when Gods holy truth has not been presented.
It brings curses. It brings deception. It brings half truth, half lies, that I want no part of. For I see the devils ugly hand in it. I don’t want to know any more about the devil, but what God has shown me. In His Holy word. And His word, has shown me, the devil, comes to kill, steal, and destroy.
And I want to know what Christ said, what God the father said, what the Holy Spirit reveals to me. But I know when God does show me, it is to teach me, correct me, and instruct me, as to what His ways are. And to show me, that He comes to give life, and life abundantly.
THE THIEF COMETH NOT, BUT FOR TO STEAL, AND TO KILL, AND TO DESTROY: I AM COME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY. John 10:10
The enemy does want to steal truth from your eyes, your heart, so you will not grow. Do you notice the scripture says “might” have it more abundantly? If you do not get pure word, you are taking a chance, to get it right. You might not, but you might if you study Gods word, and apply it correctly. Because it will prosper in that thing, and not return void!
SO SHALL MY WORD BE THAT GOETH FORTH OUT OF MY MOUTH: IT SHALL NOT RETURN UNTO ME VOID, BUT IT SHALL ACCOMPLISH THAT WHICH I PLEASE, AND IT SHALL PROSPER IN THE THING WHERETO I SENT IT. ISAIAH 55:11
But yes, I am afraid. For someday, I will stand before God, I pray, even now, in repentance, and humbleness, if I have said or done anything that God will correct me, before I stand before Him. And I ask for His mercy. For I am not perfect.
But I take great consideration to have fear of God. To want to do it right, to be totally focused on God, and not anybody else. It makes me think, especially as I see how deception can come when any of us, only think of what man says, and not God.
Friend, I seriously recommend, get a good King James Bible, and do your own research. It will make a difference. I pray, just to please God.
I know many will just dismiss me or my thoughts, even here, but please don’t dismiss God. Please don’t whoever you are, reading this. As a warning I tell you this in love, but I tell you this as well, in fear of God, that God is not mocked.
BE NOT DECEIVED: GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. GALATIANS 6:7.
We reap what we sow. Let us sow His truth, and receive it as well. He sacrificed His life for us, to be free. And by His stripes we are healed, physically and yes our souls. Read Isaiah 53:5 from a King James.
Let us Honor Him with His truth.
Let us not get entangled in any deception that takes away from His Holy truth. I plead with you, to understand the fear of God.
Blessings, and love,
I call it a spirit of depression, because it is. And when you understand, why things come and happen, you can fight it effectively. You can get to the root of the problem.
I address, this in view of what has happened recently, to the beloved, Mr. Williams. And my disclaimer is this, for I do not know what “demons he dealt with”. But there is one name greater then any demon, and that is Jesus Christ. But I do understand the evil of it, and I will explain further.
But I do so carefully, because as I see how it took the life of this beloved man, I am careful, because one never, ever knows what someone is going through, or has gone through. This is one reason, we should always be sharing the gospel, and our own testimonies, because Jesus has made a difference in our lives. And, this is why we must offer love to one another, as Christ commanded, and yes be very careful with judging. Please I repeat, be careful, how you judge a matter or a person.
And I bring it up, because I have dealt with depression in my life. In my own life, I have seen it, and yes even in my mothers. And I saw she never did overcome it, sadly, even to her, death. For her depression, made her so angry, that she died sad, angry, and miserable.
And I am opening myself in some ways, yet, I am keeping a sense of privacy, as I express this, because I also guard myself.
But depression, does come from the pit of hell. We do deal with demons. And when someone says that, it is not far from truth, because it is truth. And if people could understand it, as a spirit first, then you can combat it. You see, the enemy the devil, comes to kill, steal and destroy, and if he can do that, he will win. Jesus, knew, that the enemy came to hurt us, in all aspects of our life, so Christ became the penalty of sin, to take the “legal” right from the devil. But the devil will still try and hurt us, so we have to know how to take the word of God, and we have to know how to fight a good fight of faith, by giving it to Jesus.
What has worked for me, and again this is my disclaimer, but if one does have it, they can fight it. By prayer, yes, even fasting, and praising God. You see, when we seek God, who is a “spirit” and we worship Him, in spirit and truth, we can have a weapon, to fight the enemy. Gods enemy hates praise. He hates it, so when we praise God, and I say doing this openly, and as often as possible, God enters into the situation, and wards the devil away and takes the spirit of heaviness, and depression from us.
Joy, is replaced with a sense of trust in God, and the victory is ours. The demons leave.
I have learned, and I know, even many of my friends see, I praise God often, but this is my main weapon against the enemy. Prayer and praise to God. I give glory to God, in anything, because I do battle depression.
I have dealt with something, most of my life. And I still have hope God will rectify this situation. I know it needs His hand to make a way, in the provision of it. But what keeps me sane, balanced, and yes joyful, is that my commitment is to Him, with all my being. With all that I can, I pray, praise Him, give Him glory and honor. Maybe now some can understand, why I do it so often.
You see, we have power of life and death in our tongues. Read Proverbs 18:21 King James. When we openly speak, and articulate praise to God, this principle goes in effect, and the victory is ours. I speak this, because it has worked for me. Friends, the “wisdom skill” is this. To avoid depression, speak, and give God glory, as you pray. I know to the atheist, to the unbeliever, this is nonsense.
But to those who believe, the foolishness of this brings the power of God. I don’t care what the atheist, or non-believer thinks. This is my saving grace by Jesus Christ. Knowing Gods Holy word, my King James Bible, is my weapon, my sword of truth, and I trust it with all my being. I daily take Gods word, for strength, and understanding. To know God, to know what pleases Him, and as I do, I find the armor of God is placed on my heart to protect me, with love, for He is love. It protects my mind, no depression is not what I have, as I seek God, and praise Him, with all my being. So yes, I speak glory to God!
Friend, this is a very deep, and profound thing, but if you have problems yes try this, I also recommend you get good spiritual counseling, that is King James Biblically sound, and that you do not walk in the valley of the shadow of death alone. So yes, find help! Pastors, friends, in Christ, and Christian counseling, etc.
Do not give into the temptation to commit suicide. Do not! This is a permanent solution to a problem that can be rectified by Jesus. This is my wisdom key for you, I pray, you find peace, for this is what Christ has promised. I do understand, you, and I know sometimes, you feel there is no hope. But there is. Jesus is that hope.
I understood this, that is why I wrote my two books, How To Have Faith, and Behavioral Curses That Change with Jesus. I understand. I want to help you, even in this brief post. But go to God, go to Him, cry repent, and seek Him, and yes repentance is good for the soul, it is a cleansing. There is so much more, but Jesus is that cure for depression. Much love, Jesus I adore you! And thank you for saving me, and showing me a better way.
God bless you friends, may this Wisdom Skill bring you hope….Elena Ramirez
PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU, MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU: NOT AS THE WORLD GIVETH, GIVE I UNTO YOU. LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID. JOHN 14:27.