May the “will” of the Lord be magnified in 2018.
Speaking, and concentrating on that, gives me such hope. Because more then ever, I am seeing who God is. I am seeing His ways. I am seeing my mistakes, that led to sin. And what I have reaped….I am seeing How great Christ is, I am seeing His thoughts…..manifested.
It is a release, so to speak of my faith. To speak His will be done.
You know, we all have desires of the heart, hopes, dreams, and even visions. But if we leave God out of the equation, well like the saying goes, in scripture. “unless the Lord, builds the house, we labor in vain.”
I am tired of laboring in vain. To be honest. I am tired of having poor, or bad judgment, where I made mistakes, or where, even things were not fulfilled in my life. I am tired, of wanting something, and maybe even saying, it in the name of the Lord, but it did not come to pass. Praying for something, but praying amiss. And I think not praying for Gods will to be done, is praying amiss.
YE ASK, AND RECEIVE NOT, BECAUSE YE ASK AMISS, THAT YE MAY CONSUME IT UPON YOUR LUSTS. JAMES 4:3 KJV.
Just saying, even here, but the prosperity message, is asking God amiss….He is not an ATM!
I want to touch base on this slightly, so maybe you can be encouraged as well, you see, I know this is my gift and calling, to speak truth, and inspire you. Whether it be one person, a thousand, or even 100 billion people. I want to be used by God, but I have learned….
His will be done!
I never want to put a limit on God. But I probably have, even in my own small thinking. I want to get past that. I want to grow. I want you to grow. There should never be a limit we put on God, because of who He is. The earth, is the Lords, and the fullness thereof.
But I truly believe, He wants us to seek Him for who He is, not what He can give. He wants us to know what pleases Him. What His power can do, but He has requirements, He has ways of excellence, that must truly grieve Him, when we misinterpret who He is. Or even deny Him. To me its very sad, to not see or know Him. His presence, is the present, if you get my drift. But His spirit, is Holy. And He wants that for us too. So we have our part to seek that. To obey, to love Him, in obedience.
His will be done, His righteousness, and Kingdom be magnified. As I seek Him, all things will be added. He says, all things are possible with Him. All things.
But there are principles, ways, commandments from God that must be fulfilled. Laws…..
Laws that should be kept in the name of the Lord, and actually in fear of God, but sadly, many do not keep Gods laws. Or wants, and ways, in the name of the Lord, through Christ.
I took a break from social media, recently, during the holidays, to refresh myself, to fill myself, up, in the Lord. I felt empty, poured out. I felt like I was running on fumes, but before I did, I had a very interesting conversation, with a so called sister in the Lord.
She was very adamant about promoting the “prosperity message.” And her thoughts, disturbed me, that she felt the way she did. Basically she said, that the Old Testament, was just a history lesson, and that anything she did, was covered by the blood of Jesus, and to be explicit, the way she communicated, she expressed, she basically believed, she had a “license” to sin. WRONG!
Many Christians, have been taught, that we are saved by grace. Which is true. But many have the thought, and are taught by the blind, that the laws, from the Old Testament, do not apply, because of the new covenant in Christ, which is the New Testament. So they do not think of the “laws” they do not try and keep the laws, that Moses gave, from God.
Now, I am not going to get into a theological debate, with anybody, or argue and debate it, because there are some things, that may not apply. But when you are talking about Gods’s commandments, and what to keep and not to keep, well I warn here, tread carefully! Very carefully!
Scripture says, we are only free from the law of sin, and death. It does not say anything about Gods commandments.
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.
Christ who fulfills the law, became the sacrifice. That is holy. A big difference. Compared to what is sacrificed Please read Matthew 5, from a King James bible, to see, what Jesus says about the law.
As I discussed this with this “wicked” woman, I realized, how lost she was. I realized, how important Gods commandments are. But I also realized how strong her convictions were, and because she was misled, she could mislead others. She was trying to mislead me, and there was no way, I was going to drink that kook-aid. That was very deceptive. And one key factor, was she did not walk in love. Her thoughts were judgmental, and very mean spirited. Christ said, we would be known by the Love, and her fruit did not reveal that. So I rejected her thoughts.
And the first thought I had as I discussed this with her, did she think God flip flopped, from the Old Testament, and changed His mind?
His word, says He changes not! He did not change His mind, from the Old Testament, to the New Testament. He sent Christ to fulfill the law.
MALACHI 3:6 FOR I AM THE LORD, I CHANGE NOT. THEREFORE YE SONS OF JACOB ARE NOT CONSUMED.
This is what Christ said according to my King James bible, on the matter about the law:
THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW OF THE PROPHETS; I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY, BUT TO FULFILL. FOR VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, TILL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS ONE JOT OR ONE TITTLE SHALL IN NO WISE PASS FROM THE LAW TILL ALL BE FULFILLED. WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL BREAK ONE OF THESE LEAST COMMANDMENTS, AND SHALL TEACH MEN SO, HE SHALL BE CALLED THE LEAST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL DO AND TEACH THEM, THE SAME SHALL BE CALLED GREAT IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. MATTHEW 5:17-19. KJV.
She was trying to teach me not to keep the law of God, and I knew better. So I could be prosperous. You know what makes me prosperous? Releasing myself to the “will” of the Lord, that can never go wrong. Never.
Please know better in this matter. Do not be deceived by the blind, by wolves in sheeps clothing, who promote the “prosperity message.” Keep Gods laws!
And the first one, I would recommend, is repent. Even if you do not think you have done wrong or even sinned. Thats pride. And confess Christ as your Lord and savior. Release yourself, in faith, to trust Him, so the will of God can be magnified in your own life, so you can be happy.
And yes, start using a King James bible, so you will be obedient to God in this matter, and the words you claim are holy, not corrupted because of disobedience. So you can have holy vision. True vision.
WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH: BUT HE THAT KEEPETH THE LAW, HAPPY IS HE. Proverbs 29:18. KJV.
See for me, in the walk I have with the Lord, which is a narrow walk, a straight walk, in finding and searching for truth. I realize more then ever, to seek the Kingdom of God, in His righteousness, but to release myself, to keep His laws, and to know His will be done.
No matter what. No matter if its yes or no. I just have to settle that in my heart, and soul, mind, and being.
His will be done. So when you pray, remember to pray, His will be done. His will…..
AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, WHEN YE PRAY, SAY OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME. THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE, AS IN HEAVEN SO IN EARTH. Luke 11:2. KJV.
Don’t forget what Christ taught us. That whatever we bind on earth will be bound, and whatever we loose will be loosed in heaven and earth.
My desire more then ever. In my words, in my spirit, in my fear of God. It is to release His will to be done, in my life, in my family, in my health, in my finances, in what I do for Him, in even my friends. Who He gives me, or takes from me.
Being a friend to me in Christ is so important, but I have learned, He brings and takes people away from me. And I accept that as His will.
But I will honor His will to be done. Whether someone agrees with me or not. Now in 2018, and always.
And anyone who does not have fear of God in this, is really misled. Keep Gods laws friends. So you can be happy.
Happy New year, of 2018.
By Elena Ramirez