I REFUSE AND REJECT MODERN DAY CHRISTIANITY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


 

DSC_0085.jpgHMMM, before I go on further, I need to clarify what I mean by that.  I want it to be totally understood, I do not reject Christ.  I do not reject, what He did on that cross for me.  I do not reject the thoughts, God has for me.  By His plan of salvation.  I embrace it with my whole heart, and His truth.  I submit to God, and even here, deny the devil.  And resist him.  I am so very grateful for my salvation.  By what Christ did.  I will never reject or refuse Christ.  I know….I was lost, but now I am found.  

But….What do I mean by that statement?  That I refuse and reject modern day Christianity?  

Well, let me just say, this old girl, has been around the block a few times.  The church block.  And I love my brothers and sisters in Christ, so let me make that clear.  

But, I see, many, rejecting the old ways, and embracing things, that totally distort, and compromise, truth, and what Christ did for us on the cross.  

Starting with the “prosperity message” that names it and claims it.  Plant a seed, and fill your need.  Its all so wrong, in the sight of God.  I do not, as a ministry, even dare to ask anyone for a donation, because I never want to distort, or confuse anyone, about who I am in Christ. So, I do not peddle, or hustle the word of God, for money.  

Then…. there are all these modern day bibles, that totally corrupt, and compromise Gods words, and truth, and they are not the same definition, by any means.  

You don’t think the devil, is happy, and thrilled, that Christians, are not embracing the “Old” words?  Think again.  There is no power, or anointing in these words, not after God, said, over, and over again, do not change, add, delete, His words.  

They are rubber swords.  If you read my writings, you know how I feel about that.  

Yesterday, I thought, I am going to listen to Christian music.  And I turned on my radio, and a radio station, that is nation wide, announced:

“Theres a map, that can tell you how long you can live!  We will tell you more stay tuned to….. “

And I just shook my head.  And I wrote them a little message, telling them the same thing, as this….What are they into fortune telling now?  Do they not see, and know how God feels about such matters?  

But there it was announced, for the whole world to hear it.  And I thought, there are some baby Christians, who think this radio station, is an authority in such matters of God, yet they are promoting it so to speak…. Gods wrath is on such matters.  He hates, entities, that promote other spiritual seeking.  

This is an abomination to God, but it is a deception, the enemy uses, because “modern” day Christians, have no fear of God, nor do they understand truth, because these pastors, who are wolves in sheeps clothing, have gone into our churches, and taught a bunch of baloney.  That tickle peoples ears, and sugar coat truth, and are a deception.  

But I will tell you, and warn you.  To open your own eyes.  To be aware, of the enemies antics. I will tell you what God says, and that we are to be careful to choose the old ways….

THEY HAVE CORRUPTED THEMSELVES, THEIR SPOT IS NOT THE SPOT OF HIS CHILDREN, THEY ARE A PERVERSE AND CROOKED GENERATION.  DO YE THUS REQUITE THE LORD, O FOOLISH PEOPLE, AND UNWISE?  IS NOT HE THY FATHER THAT HATH BOUGHT THEE?  HATH HE NOT MADE THEE, AND ESTABLISHED THEE?  REMEMBER THE DAYS OF OLD, CONSIDER THE YEARS OF MANY GENERATIONS; ASK THY FATHER, AND HE WILL SHOW THEE, THY ELDERS AND THEY WILL TELL THEE.  DEUTERONOMY 32:5-7.  KJV.  

See above how it says, He bought thee?  Thats talking about what Christ did for us.  He paid, the penalty for our sins.  He did not die on the cross, so we could have an excuse to sin.  Grace does not cover that!  Another stinking thinking thought, that so many have embraced as truth, from these modern teachings.  But they think they can reject the law.  We need the law! 

IT IS TIME FOR THEE, LORD, TO WORK:  FOR THEY HAVE MADE VOID THY LAW.  PSALMS 119:126.  KJV.  

There are so many scriptures that talk about the law, but the teachings of Paul, by some Christians have distorted that.  In the modern church.  The only law we are free from is, the law of sin, and death.  Look it up yourselves.  But Christ did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.  Look that up as well, in your own King James Bible.  

There is no fear of God, though, in these matters.  Ask yourself, when was the last time, you heard a teaching on the fear of God, that is throughout my bible?

See this, and other examples, of undermining the sovereignty of Christ, just turns me off about the modern church.  I could go on.  I warn you, but I won’t hit you on the head like some of these fanatics do.  Yes, I stand for truth.  But I cannot make you see this.  Unless you want to look.  

And many are content, to just choose a path, that is not the old way.  Even though God warns us.  He tells us, but so many are deceived, and blind…..  That they refuse. 

This concerns me for my brothers and sisters.  This concerns me, for the future of our children, and generations to come.  If Christ does not return soon.  Right now, the body of Christ is sick.  They are crippled, and do not stand right in the sight of God, with all the crap, they embrace.  I hate to say that.  But the truth is not coming out, and there are no leaders who I even look up to, in the body of Christ.  

I learned to follow Christ, not a leader.  Because especially what I see, is so distorted, and corrupted  by so many.  

My rule of thumb, in searching for a church.  Is love there?  Is a King Bible used?  Are all nations, and people represented in the church…. Is the old ways, taught?  Does your pastor, warn you, to repent, even daily?  Once does not cover it folks, if you go back to your old ways of sin.  Grace again, won’t be there, unless we are humble, in fear of God, repentant.  This is what cleans the slate.  But these modern day pastors, do not embrace that.  Its more like if it feels good, then do it.  NO!

Just a thought today…. but may this word remind us all.

THUS SAITH THE LORD, STAND YE IN THE WAYS, AND SEE, AND ASK FOR THE OLD PATHS, WHERE IS THE GOOD WAY, AND WALK THEREIN, AND YE SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS, BUT THEY SAID, WE WILL NOT WALK THEREIN.  JEREMIAH 6:16.  KJV.

This says so much about the modern day church, and Christianity.  I cannot sit in a church, that does not embrace these things….even though I long to be a part of a church,  and I so miss worship and praise.  I cannot compromise myself to the rest of the program, when these things are missing.  I cannot.  

Well, I refuse, and reject modern day Christianity.  In fear of God.  Because I will stand before him someday…..

To each their own, is what I say, I won’t hit you on the head with my bible.  Like I said….But I will proclaim this. For the glory of God.  Modern day Christianity has lost its way.  After all Christ did for us, as the way, the truth, and life.  Its lost. 

In Christ, Elena Ramirez 

 

 

TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE AND NOT TAKE…(STEAL)



HE COVETS (TAKES) GREEDILY ALL DAY LONG:  BUT THE RIGHTEOUS GIVES AND SPARES NOT.  PROVERBS 21:26.

As I write this, I want to write in a spirit of love.  God is so good to me,  in my walk with the Lord, and I so want to be obedient to him, in everything, I want be an expression of His love.  So I can know truth.  His truth….which truly is Love.

Yet, as I find myself writing this message.  In a way, it seems harsh, and I don’t like being harsh.  But sometimes, you have to speak bluntly, truthfully.  BUT SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE, MAY GROW UP INTO HIM IN ALL THINGS WHICH IS THE HEAD EVEN CHRIST.  Ephesians 4:15. And obedient to God, I will be.  For a moment, even as I sharpen this message, proofing it, its not what I feel, whether someone would get offended.  Or not, God is speaking in this message.

Perhaps, it is called “Tough Love.”  Love never fails, and when walking in love, it makes you stronger.  Some may perceive it as weakness.  But in Gods eyes it pleases him.  I so feel, prompted by God to share this, at this time of the year.  A time, where it is tough on many people.  But more so, if you are not doing things Gods way….

So, I share some things from my heart.  And, since this is the season, to be giving.  I feel like we have to be on guard, that we do not take advantage of that spirit.  Especially, so that we do not take, or put ourselves, in a position, where the enemy can take our blessings, because we are not thinking of others, or we may be only thinking of ourselves.  And just taking.  Being greedy, in any form, is not good.  And that what is seen, is the appearance of evil.  The Bible tells us abstain from the appearance of evil.  I Thessalonians 5:22.

So, I will use a testimony, of feigned friendship, from someone I trusted, and some of the things, I have experienced, and seen.  To bring this message.  And praying again, that Love will come from this, with truth.  For food for thought….

Have you ever had a friend, that you trusted, and they stole from you?  Years ago, I used to work with a woman.  And, I thought we were friends.  One day, she asked me where I lived, and I told her.  A few weeks later, my house was burglarized.  It really hurt me.  I was struggling, anyway, and for this to happen, hurt me financially, and there is something about being violated by that, that just makes one sad.  I was depressed, but I prayed.

I asked God, to show me who did that.  It was two days after the burglary, and I had a very strange, and uncanny, feeling to clean house.  My house was clean, but I guess, I wanted to stay busy, and not think about what had happened.  Trying to purify my space, I don’t know…But God knew!

So, I picked up a rug, and went outside to shake it.  As I went outside, I looked through the corner of my eye, peripherally, and I saw this woman, and her husband, in their car.  Parked on the street corner.  It was the woman, I worked with.

God answered my prayer.  I knew He had.  It encouraged me.  It strengthened me.  Even in that moment, that I saw them, I knew and sensed how good God is.  And him giving me, that answer, revealed to me.  He hates to see someone violated.  He hates stealing…..in any form.  So he will bring things from the darkness to light….

As she saw, that I saw them, she ducked down, and they sped off.  And then I remembered, I had given her my address.  I don’t know why they would have been there, maybe waiting to finish their burglary.  But I knew, it was her, who had broke in.  I was never able to recover my loss, and I did go to the police department, to identify, that I knew it was them.  But they said, I had to prove, it, by making an I.D. on my belongings.  Well, I could not do that, because they were gone.  But, I did learn from that, by taking photographs of things now, for proof of ownership.

Anyway, after I went back to work, I actually confronted her, but she would just deny it.  I had to let it go.  Because my job security was at stake.  What was I going to do?  But every time she saw me, her eyes told me she knew, and she actually mocked me, in her demeanor.  With her head held up high, and almost laughing.  Oh she angered me.  Ever since, then, I do not have much respect for people who beg, steal or borrow.  In fact, I hate it so much.  I won’t keep company with a thief.  Especially, if I know they steal.  I had to go through the process, of forgiving, and releasing it to God.  And he blesses me.  He restores…..

I once went to a church, and the pastor, said that, same thing, about begging, stealing, and borrowing.  and I quit going to that church.  Why?  Because it is bad enough, that the world, reacts to things like that, and condones it, but at a church, that should never be associated with Christianity.  He may have in his communication, thought it was innocent, enough to just say that flippantly.  But do we not know, that God judges us by the words we speak?  Out of the abundance of the heart does speaks.  Matthew 12:34.

God sees, in some situations, people have no respect for other peoples belongings, their time, their resources, or even the things they leave out.  Trusting, others. And some, may call themselves, Christians.  Or friends.  But, by taking, anything, that does not belong to you, that is called stealing.  Our society, does not put much emphasis on this, but God does.

And, I am sorry, I have no tolerance, for thieves.  I do forgive, but I never trust someone, when they take something from me, that does not belong to them.  And here on the internet, I have seen it a few times.  Too many times, for comfort.  Not only with myself, but in a circle of other authors, they have experienced that as well.  As we try to console one another, we ask why?  Well, there is nothing like the power of the pen, and I use it, to help others, but I don’t use it for someone to take from it, and claim it as their own.  There are laws, that are meant to protect peoples rights in this,it is called “copyrights.”  And it is plagiarism when people do this.

What I don’t understand, is why people hurt others, when it comes back and slaps them in the face, and they reap what they sow.  Everything we do, comes back to us.  Its a principle, from God.

A while back, I had experienced this in a big way, and again, I prayed.  A woman, had taken my Prayers of Hope, and started copying and pasting, them.  But she wrote that she was the author.  A dear friend of mine, saw it, and contacted me, and informed me.  And told me she had seen my work.

Again I prayed.  And God told me, he understood the pain, it was like the devil trying to say, he wrote the Bible.  And God told me, there was no way, he would put up with that.

And I pray for them.  Because if someone can do something that steals from someone in a little thing, they are apt to do something in a big way.  I once, knew of a friend, that tried to steal another womans husband.  All in friendship….With friends like that, you don’t need enemies.

Friends respect each other.  If you are in a situation, and you want something your friend has.  Respect that person, enough to ask.  (Don’t ask for the husband though…lol)  And yes, I joke here a little, but stealing really is not funny.

So don’t play games.  And don’t try to be sly.  You know, and God knows, even though, you think others don’t know……you tell on yourself.  THOU THEREFORE WHICH TEACHEST ANOTHER, TEACHEST THOU NOT THYSELF?  THOU THAT PREACHEST A MAN SHOULD NOT STEAL, DO YOU STEAL?  ROMANS 2:21

I tell you this, in truth, and in love.  You will never grow to be the person, you can be in Christ, by stealing.  Small or big…..Cutting the corners, to deceive.   God cannot bless that.  Please, take this for what it is worth.   I write this, as a testimony, to share, because I pray, people would see, how the devil can take something little and make it big….I write this, because I pray, people, would grow to be the potential, God intended for them to be.  Don’t let the devil steal your blessings, because you would steal.  It is not my intention, to make this about making anybody feel bad.  Its about seeing truth, and making a real change, so the truth, can set one free…I  write this again, obedient to God.

And as I conclude this, again, this is not meant to hurt, or judge, or condemn anyone.  But if you see any of these characteristics, of being a taker, or a thief, even in a subtle way.  Go to God, ask him to change this, and start practicing giving instead…..  Begin, thanking God, praising him, paying your tithes.  Yes, I told you to pay your tithes, so God can bless that.  (See Malachi chapter 3)    Give my friends, give God glory, and give love…..Love never fails.

I also want to Thank God, for my friends, my true friends.  I know who you are…and you know who you are.  You are precious to me.  I would never trade you for anything…..Much love I do, get because of your friendship…..

And heres a clue….to remind you.  God has angels that write down in the Book of Life, that what we do……

Just my thoughts,

Elena Ramirez

A Prayer of Hope….

Lord, Thank you for your guidance, and thank you for true friends.  Father, this blog is not to condemn anyone.  But, if it makes any of us look at ourselves, and see our motives, see how we carry ourselves.  Even when no one is seeing, we know you are.  It is a matter of character, to want to change, to do right, to do good, to not take advantage of anyone.  For we are all your children.  And we never want to pick up characteristics, of the enemy.  Help us to grow to be more Christ like, more concerned, not to give place to the enemy.  Lord you do try us, and I pray, this blog, which, I am writing by obedience to you, will bring understanding.  And obedience to you, for you bless those who bless us, and you curse those, who curse us.  We want blessings in our lives.  By doing things your way.  In Jesus name.  Amen

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REVENGE WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT IT?


Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.  If it be possible as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.  Dearly beloved avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath for it is written vengeance is mine I will repay saith the Lord. Romans 12:17-19

A strong warning, knowing God wants us to be aware first, that we are not to repay someone else, with evil, for the evil they have given you.  

Are you struggling with this?  Are you so close to the verge of wanting to let someone have it back, and you are contemplating revenge?  

You are in a dangerous place if you are.  So you are angry?  Well remember this as well.  

Ephesians 4:26-27

Be ye angry and sin not let not the sun go down on your wrath give no place to the devil. 

So that means you are called to forgive.  The word tells us, we are to forgive.  

Mark 11:25-26.

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.  But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. 

It is hard sometimes, but if we have gotten to the place, where we are listening to the devil, and with our emotions, conceiving the sin in our hearts, it can actually turn into something, you would regret.  This is a time, to be reminded we have to take it to the obedience of Christ.  

II Corinthians 10:5-6

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 

Do you see that last part about revenging yourself to be obedient, instead of disobedient?  That is where God, will bless you, and take vengeance on your enemy for you.  So be obedient to God.

We need to have a mindset, a natural obedience, to believe God, and to bring this to the obedience of Christ.  Bring it to the cross.  Remember what Christ has done for you.  To set you free.  Don’t let the devil tempt you into this.  

One because you could do something, you would regret, but more importantly, God would see this, and you do not want to be judged for taking matters into your own hand, where here he tells you vengeance, is mine.  I will repay.  He will take care of it.  You are precious to God.  He loves you.

Reacting from our emotions, in any situation, is really very dangerous.  As we mature in Christ, we can let the Holy spirit, kick in, and take control.  Can you imagine, how many jail cells would be empty, if people, would heed what the word of God says, about forgiving, about not taking matters into our own hands?  Forgiving, is for our own good.  Someone once said, in passing, not forgiving, is like taking, poison yourself, and expecting the person, who did you wrong to die.  Its just not going to happen.  Instead you would be poisoned.  

Do you really want them or anyone to have that kind of an affect on you, for the rest of your life?  Let it go….

Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord.  He will deal with them.  He certainly, does not need your contribution in this matter, and He can take care of things himself.  He has a way, of making things turn around.  But you have your part.  

You have to give it to him, trust him, walk away from this, forgive, and walk in love.  Even if your heart is broken, even if you are so angry, do not let that settle in your heart and spirit.

You may never trust that individual again.  But don’t take matters into your own hands.  You would reap, something that you would not want in your life.  Eternal damnation, is one possibility, without repentance.  So think about that, and let go, and let God.  He will take care of this for you…. 

And before I close, remember what James 4:6-8 says, don’t be proud in this, hard-headed, thinking. It is your job to avoid.  

But He giveth more grace.  Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil and He will flee from you.  Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.  Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

I know, I am writing this for someone, if you would like to share your thoughts, please feel free.  I would pray for you.

And as I conclude:  remember this…

Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer;  Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power;  When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. II Thessalonians 1:5-10

All you are called to do, is love them, forgive them, and release this by keeping Gods love unified in your heart….Know that God will take care of those who have hurt you, or offended you, and know they will be punished. All you have to do is forgive, and put it in Gods hands.  So you can go on.

Blessings, and Just my thoughts….Elena Ramirez

A Prayer of Hope….

Father, how I praise you, and love you, for teaching me your ways.  In obedience, there is peace, joy, and yes protection.  Lord, I think of David, and how Saul hated him, but David walked in love.  He could have hurt him back many a time, he could have done much for the things Saul did to him.  But instead he honored him, he even honored his family, after he was dead and gone.  Lord, there are times when we are so angry, and so hurt, we could do wrong, in your sight, and do things we should not.  But how grateful I am that you will take care of it.  We do reap what we sow, so we need to be so careful not to reap curses into our own lives, by having this mindset to take revenge.  Lord, thank you for showing me love.  Thank you for forgiving me, as I forgive others as well.  In Jesus name.  Amen

 

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DO YOU FEAR THE LORD? (Seven Reasons Why I Do)


WHO THEN, IS THE MAN THAT FEARS THE LORD?  HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM IN THE WAY CHOSEN FOR HIM.  HE WILL SPEND HIS DAYS IN PROSPERITY AND HIS DESCENDANTS WILL INHERIT THE LAND.  THE LORD CONFIDES IN THOSE WHO FEAR HIM; HE MAKES HIS COVENANT KNOWN TO THEM.  MY EYES ARE EVER ON THE LORD, FOR ONLY HE WILL RELEASE MY FEET FROM THE SNARE.  PSALMS 25:12-15

This scripture above, is such a beautiful promise, from God concerning “The Fear of God.”  So I claim it, as I do all of his promises.

In talking about the “Fear of the Lord.”  Throughout many conversations, I have heard and also participated in, I have heard many view points.  Some will say, “Well I do not fear God, but I respect him.”  Or some might say,  “I have great reverence for him.  But fear him, no, he is too good to me, I love him, I am not afraid of God.”  Or someone just might say, “Why should I fear God?  I don’t even believe in him”….

Wow, just because you don’t believe in God, does not mean He does not exist.  And I know he does….but for those other comments, well, all I can say, is thats between you and God, but I am careful in this.

For the record, I will just say….I FEAR GOD!

And this is why….There are many scriptures, that talk about fearing God.  And each one, for its reasons, uses the word fear.  So, lets analyze it.

Fear according to the dictionary –

fear |fi(ə)r|nounan unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat : drivers are threatening to quit their jobs in fear after a cabby’s murder | fear of increasing unemployment | he is prey to irrational fears.• archaic a mixed feeling of dread and reverence : the love and fear of God.• ( fear for) a feeling of anxiety concerning the outcome of something or the safety and well-being of someone : police launched a search for the family amid fears for their safety.• the likelihood of something unwelcome happening : she could observe the other guests without too much fear of attracting attention.

Key words here, something or someone who is dangerous.  God has throughout the Bible, shown his power, and that he is able to control, events, or situations.  Why would you not fear someone who has that power?  Think about it… He controls the weather.  Just as one example, but would it not be wise, to know, because of that, he can protect you from the elements?  Protect you even from lightning?  Or tornadoes, or whatever.  But just knowing He is God, actually does put the fear of God in me….to watch myself.

So here are a few reasons why I fear God.

1.  He is not mocked.  And when someone does not “fear” God, I believe, they could be in some shaky territory.  I dread, the consequences of sin, because, I know, we reap what we sow.  But this scripture, from Galatians 6:7-9 explains it:

DO NOT BE DECEIVED:  GOD CANNOT BE MOCKED.  A MAN REAPS WHAT HE SOWS.  THE ONE WHO SOWS TO PLEASE HIS SINFUL NATURE, FROM THAT NATURE WILL REAP DESTRUCTION THE ONE WHO SOWS TO PLEASE THE SPIRIT, FROM THE SPIRIT, WILL REAP ETERNAL LIFE.

2.  It is a Commandment:

Deuteronomy 6:13:

THOU SHALT FEAR THE LORD THY GOD AND SERVE HIM….

3.  I seek wisdom, and understanding:

PROVERBS 9:11

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM: AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY IS UNDERSTANDING.

4.  I hate evil:

Proverbs 8:13

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS TO HATE EVIL:  PRIDE, AND ARROGANCY, AND THE EVIL WAY, AND THE FROWARD MOUTH, DO I HATE.

5.  I long for life, sweet life, that comes from what Christ did, because he comes to give life abundantly.  But the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy.

PROVERBS 19:23

THE FEAR OF THE LORD TENDETH TO LIFE:  AND HE THAT HATH IT , SHALL ABIDE SATISFIED:  HE SHALL NOT BE VISITED WITH EVIL.

PROVERBS 14:27

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS A FOUNTAIN OF LIFE, TURNING A MAN FROM THE SNARES OF DEATH.

6.  I am so grateful that by fearing God HE does teach me personally:

PSALM 34:11

COME MY CHILDREN, LISTEN TO ME, I WILL TEACH YOU THE FEAR OF THE LORD.

7.   I fear God, because the consequences are forever…

ECCLESIASTES 3:14

I KNOW THAT, WHOSOEVER GOD DOETH, IT SHALL BE FOREVER;  NOTHING CAN BE PUT TO IT,  NOR ANYTHING TAKEN FROM IT:  AND GOD DOES IT, THAT MEN SHOULD FEAR BEFORE HIM.

And these are just some scriptures, that substantiate, “My Fear of God.”  But to just say it in simple terms, as well, to me, in having a fear of God….  It, is healthy.  Truly healthy, for spirit, soul, body, and mind.  It keeps me in check.  It keeps me in a place, where I will not depart from his ways, and sin.  It keeps me safe, from worldly views.  It keeps me, longing, more and more, to be in his good grace.  I know, that my life, is in his hands.  I don’t gamble on that.  I fear God.  In doing so, it gives me confidence, to know, He can take care of me.  He can protect me.  He can provide for me, and so much more.  You see, God, is not like us.  In the sense, that we look at things sometimes intellectually, but He is supernatural.  His ways are not our ways.  There is none like him.  No one…He is the great creator, of heaven and earth.  And I think it is just foolish, to not see, his power.  Or to not see, his plan.  Thats why knowing, and reading the word of God, gives you insight, as to who He is.  Yes, I do fear God, and I want to please him, because I love him.  I love him, because he sent his son, to die for my sins.  To spare me the wrath of hell.  I am so grateful.  So yes, I fear God.

Just My Thoughts….With  love, in Christ,  Elena Ramirez

ECCLESIASTES 12:13

LET US HEAR THE CONCLUSION OF THE WHOLE MATTER:  FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS:  FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN.  FOR GOD SHALL BRING EVERY WORK INTO JUDGEMENT, WITH EVERY SECRET THING, WHETHER IT BE GOOD, OR WHETHER IT BE EVIL.

My Prayer of Hope….

Lord, I love you, I praise you, and yes, I do fear you, seeking to please you.  Seeking to do your will.  Lord, the fear of you is just something, I have because you are God, and there is no one like you.  You control everything in my life, and I do not take anything to chance.  I trust you.  But in that fear, I strive to obey you.  Thank you Lord, I pray this will just bring more understanding.  To know, truly the fear of you, is the beginning of wisdom….In Jesus name,  Amen

This is a Prayer of Hope, I wrote a few years ago….concerning “The fear of the Lord.”

I pray it blesses you.

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IS THERE ENVYING AND STRIFE AT YOUR WORK PLACE?


FOR WHERE ENVYING AND STRIFE IS, THERE IS CONFUSION AND EVERY EVIL WORK.

JAMES 3:16

I am just searching the scriptures this morning, and I read this, from my devotional.  And it just reminded me of some of the battles, I was in, when I worked in the Corporate business world.  I worked with some pretty catty, and spiteful women, and men, for that matter, who used to make the work place, a place of hell.  They were never consistent in their personalities, and you never knew, when you said, “Good Morning”, if they were going to throw something at you, or return the greeting.  You might walk into a room, and you know they are gossiping about you, or someone else.  Or you are just singled out, and treated unfairly. Snubbed.

Being around those kind of people, is a hardship.  And it’s not like jobs grow on trees.  So you, cannot always avoid personalities like these.  But one thing, I have learned, is that you can do, is pray for the person.  You see, we all have issues, and things we have to deal with.  And it is hard to judge someone, unless you have walked in someone’s shoes.  And while they are making your life miserable, they are dealing with something, that perhaps, goes beyond, your comprehension.

I am not saying be a door mat to anyone.  But, be humble, be sweet, and don’t let your hurt and anger, rise up to a point, where you yourself, will be out of control.  It is hard, I know, being in those kind of environments.  But, I learned, that sometimes, God is working things out in us as well, when we do not react, negatively to those, who stir up strife.  We are called to be submissive, to those above us, and to one another.  In love.

Are you being envious, and jealous of someone, because they got the promotion, and you did not?  This does bring the confusion, of total chaos and disorder, to getting anything done, constructively.  It is not healthy for any work place.  So you have to look at yourself as well, as the problem and where it stems from.

The thing is, when we start acting like them, in gossip, or returning evil, for evil.  We are letting the devil into our work places.  Be careful you are not a part of the problem as well.  You may have to go to the person, or persons, and try to smooth out the situation, even if you are not at fault.  But, be careful not to be a part of the problem.  Falling into traps, the enemy may set before you.

So, if you are a Christian, and you are receiving, unfair treatment, or persecution, because of who you are in Christ, remember Christ has called you to talk, and walk in love.  Be careful of the traps, of gossip, strife, and envy.  Be careful, not to let the devil in your conversations by griping, and complaining as well.  Be careful, not to fall into the traps, the enemy sets before you.  In doing so, you could lose your own blessing.  Trust God, and pray, God will give you strength, he may open another door, but while your at it, pray for your enemy, pray for those who spitefully use you.  Forgive.  I know, that I know, if your reading this, you may be relating to the discord, in the work place.  Trust God.

Don’t let their envying and strife, confuse you to the plan God has for you.  God will bless you……

Just my thoughts, with love, Elena Ramirez

A Prayer of Hope…

Lord, I pray for the person, who is reading this, and may be in a place, where they are constantly bombarded by the attacks of the enemy, and Lord, quite honestly, I pray, they would see as well, if they are contributing to this environment, of “envy and strife”  Lord, as Christians sometimes, we do not see, that we are acting just as the world does.  Lord, help this person, with this situation.  Bring comfort, bring peace, bring a solution.  May we all walk in love with one another, may we all forgive.  May we not be a part of the enemies antics, to cause confusion.  Lord, give us discernment, to know the tricks of the enemy, and not to fall in them.  The enemy would just love to stop your plan and blessing in someone’s life, because they became a part of the problem, instead of the solution.  Your ways, your truth.  In Jesus name,  Amen

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I invite you, to check out this link if you need to go to the throne, and make it right with God.

The prayer I have written is the basic sinners prayer….I encourage you to read it, and pray it.

God loves you, and it is so important that we are right with God, because we never know, when he will take our lives….Be ready, and prepared.  Pray this prayer….

Prayer Of Salvation

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