I just want to decree this, I want to make it clear. As many of you know, I do want to speak publicly, in your church or congregation.
I have not done it in a while. I know, God has His reasons. But something dawned on me, just now, to speak this, to publicly proclaim it.
If I am ever called to give a testimony, or to speak publicly in a church. I will not try to sell my book there. Even today, I wrote just on impulse, Gods impulse, about how Christ turned the tables, on those who changed the temple, to sell what they had. I don’t want to be one of those Christians.
If God blesses my book, financially, in other ways, then so be it. But I will not try to peddle the word of God, or peddle my book, in His House. In His temple.
That may sound strange to some. But I don’t care. I really do only want to serve God. But if money came into the situation, somehow it would take away from the message.
I never want to compromise or let money, be the root of evil in serving God.
Does that make sense? I don’t know, but I am proclaiming it here.
To God be the glory….
By Elena Ramirez
AND THE JEWS PASSOVER WAS AT HAND, AND JESUS WENT UP TO JERUSALEM. AND FOUND IN THE TEMPLE THOSE THAT SOLD OXEN AND SHEEP AND DOVES, AND THE CHANGERS OF MONEY SITTING: AND WHEN HE HAD MADE A SCOURGE OF SMALL CORDS, HE DROVE THEM ALL OUT OF THE TEMPLE, AND THE SHEEP, AND THE OXEN; AND POURED OUT THE CHANGERS MONEY, AND OVERTHREW THE TABLES. AND SAID UNTO THEM THAT SOLD DOVES, TAKE THESE THINGS HENCE; MAKE NOT MY FATHERS HOUSE AN HOUSE OF MERCHANDISE. JOHN 2:13-16. KJV.
BE CAREFUL OF VOICES AND FALSE PROPHETS…..
There are many voices, many who say they are called by the Lord. Many, may have good intentions. But I am very careful who I listen to. I am very careful, not to take every bodies word on a matter. Or anybody.
I think I have learned to be careful not to criticize as well, but I am careful. I take more time to pray about it, then jump to conclusions as well. Because of the spirit of deception. How we need discernment.
You see, there are those, who are wolves, in sheeps clothing. There are those, who may look, and sound like they are sheep. But they are not. Look at their motive. Is it for Salvations, is it to win people to God? Is it for money? Do they try to bait you, so you can give money?
And when they share a word, what scriptures is it based on? If its not a King James word, I am sorry, I shut the sound off, turn away, and will not receive anybodies word, on a matter. Because to me, it is corrupted word, that is not holy and anointed. So thats a big sign to me.
Because thats a voice of deception. Friends, be careful. I know you want to grow. I know sometimes, we can be so trusting. But, there are spiritual curses, that come with some of these false prophets, and you want to avoid them. We want to remember, we know Christ’s voice, and to another we will not follow.
The goal is always again, to have the mind of Christ, and to have discernment. Be careful what you receive, what you share, and who you listen to. I say this in Christ love.
Be careful. DO NOT TRUST IN LYING WORDS THAT CANNOT PROFIT. (PARAPHRASING) SEE JEREMIAH 7:8 KJV.
TRUST YE NOT IN LYING WORDS, SAYING, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, ARE THESE. JEREMIAH 7:4. KJV.
By Elena Ramirez
Its a very sad thing, when you see and know a Pastor has been deceived by the devil.
When you see Pastors push people away from truth, from Gods true word. Its a sad thing, when you don’t see love. When you see Pastors, talk about other churches, and puff themselves up, as if they know the truth. But they do not see the error of their own ways.
We are called to love one another. And I know that there are things, we do not always agree on. But when a Pastor, does not have patience. Does not see the truth, the perspective from God himself. He no longer, is guided by God, or the Holy spirit. But by the devil himself.
They become deceived by the devil.
We are called to look at the fruit. By their fruit you will know them. I have been to so many churches, and I have searched, long, and hard, for truth. I have searched for love. Love that is holy from God. Love that is in line with Gods truth. Love that is compassionate as Christ is. Love that accepts all people. And encourages, people of all races to attend.
I know we are all different, we are all growing on the vine at different stages. But Christ said, we would be known by the love.
And there are some things I tolerate, in love, but doctrine, is not one thing I compromise on. I do search for a place, where King James word is. But where there is a balance in truth.
But when I see a pastor, or a church, where growth is not there. Something, is wrong. Its not Gods fault, but the pastor, or the leader of the church is not doing something.
I guess, I have had a taste of this or that, so with discernment, I know, what pleases God. By worship, by prayer, at the beginning of a service, so the Holy Spirit, can have full control. By love. For if love comes from the pulpit, it would flow to the whole congregation.
When Pastors, are not patient, in even disagreeing, what does that say? If they do not communicate, when spoken to…If they accuse members of discord, and insist they are protecting the congregation, yet, pushing someone away who is sincerely, asking, for guidance, and they are reprimanded, just because they ask, thats not love.
This according to Jeremiah 23;1 is scattering the body of Christ. It is not unity, but it is causing division. A house divided cannot stand. Christ warned us, that they would push us out of our churches. Out of their synagogues. This is a Pharisee spirit. Beware.
He told us, these things. It does not make one feel better, but we know.
It is a sad state, we are all in, as the body of Christ. And it very well does make me understand, why many people stop going to church. Religion, is a very strange thing. When people embrace, “religious” principles, that go against the word of God, they are thereby making their own rules, regulations, and traditions. And they lose something. They are losing, truth, their emotions, they are losing relationship. Relationship with Christ. They are creating their own religion.
They lose the guidance of the Holy spirit, by the truth. Yes, it has to be truth, Gods holy King James word. To take the responsibility, as a Pastor, I am sure would be a very difficult job. Yet, with God guiding, I know it would be easy. He says, take my yoke it is easy.
But it is sad, when the truth, is picked over, or the gospel is watered down. And instead there is a tickling of the ears. To please people. Or to please just the pastor. Himself. But not God. Theres always a balance, and a false balance, is an abomination to God.
To lose balance, of truth, to lose balance, and accept, that salvation is secure, is not in fear of God. Its not taking to heart the many scriptures, that God has given us. Salvation can be lost. Folks, salvation, is a gift. But it is a contract. We have our part. God did His part, by sending His son to die for us. Christ did His part, by going on the cross, being obedient, to the Father.
But we have our part, we are to work out our salvation, with trembling, and fear. Fear of God. For He is the one who will judge us. He is the one, who can either allow us in heaven or hell. But it is by what we did on this earth.
We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. Repentance, is what keeps you secure. Obedience to God. Do not forget that, no matter what you get out of this. Remember repentance, is what keeps the slate clean. In fear of God.
Never take that for granted. If you do not see altar calls, for the lost, the broken, the backslider, to come to the altar to repent. That is a church, where the pastor is being disobedient. Don’t go there. When you see communion is not served. In remembrance of Christ. Don’t go there. If you see, God is not invited at the beginning of the service to have full reign, to guide that service, in prayer. Don’t go there. If you see, worship, is not encouraged, don’t go there. Worship must be always to please… the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. If you do not see prayer, for one another, and it is not encouraged, then don’t go there. If you see, the pastor, does not encourage everyone, in their own gifts and callings don’t go there. If you see the message, turns into a prosperity message, and someone twists and claims scripture for self, but dismisses salvation. Run….don’t follow them. Follow Christ.
If you do not see the pastor, love the people, but hides, and is evasive, run from that church. If you see, the scorner, the person, that thinks they are only right, but everybody else is wrong, at the pulpit, run from that church.
If you see, someone else being denied freedom of speech, or does not let someone express themselves, this is mind control. We all need to communicate now, and then, this is not discord, just because you talk. To another brother or sister in Christ. Or because you have different ideas. For someone who would take this stance, is very insecure themselves. This is someone, if they could would burn you at the stake if they could.
Instead, of talking, or communicating to someone, in love but putting someone down. This kind of spirit is trying to take away your own ability to think on your own. This is someone who does not embrace freedom to be themselves. Or others.
If someone has no respect to your pace, as to where you are, as a baby Christian, or as, even a seasoned Christian, or as just someone who wants to learn in Christ, or wants to understand the church, and are called, disrespectful, troublemakers, or someone causing discord, these kind of pastors are not walking in love. And, in Christ. We all need to ask questions, and love each other. If you don’t see the love run.
You don’t have to deny someone a right to think to be a leader. You don’t have to hit someone with the Bible, or hit someone back in the head with the Bible. Just because they disagree. But remember this, God is a legal God. And I am reminded, I will stand before Him, because His law is the standard. Read Psalms 119 from a King James.
Sure share word, and again, I only suggest King James word, because other versions are corrupt, and no longer holy or anointed, but share love, more then anything.
Run from them. Don’t let someone control your mind, or your soul, by being a part of them. By even being a member of that. It flows from the top, and it will flow to you, and decay your soul.
Salvation should always be the goal of the pastor. And the goal to bring the backslider back to the throne of God. If you do not see it, this is a dead church.
Sometimes it takes a while to see the signs. But God will protect you. Just stay obedient to God. Even if you don’t see love from the pulpit. Even if you have been rejected. Even if you were misunderstood.
Stay true to God. Pray for that pastor, for you see, they have been deceived. Pray for the members of that church. You see, they are Gods lambs. Not the pastor, who is disobedient to God. He sees the wolf in sheeps clothing. Just stay true to God, do not get discouraged.
God loves you, and He will guide you. You don’t wish or hope anything bad for anybody. But you know what God says.
For, it is a sad thing, when you know, truth, and love, and you see something from the pulpit that is not of God.
Just depart, and walk in peace. And always stay humble, and pray. You may be sad, or broken hearted, because it is a sad thing. To see, division, to see disobedience, to see religion, raise its ugly head, and call it Gods truth.
But you know who you are in Christ, and you choose to walk in love. Walk away.
Remember, if you have been accused, or hurt by someone, remember, Christ will stand by the accused. If they are innocent. If they are being obedient to Him. You see the devil, will use an accuser but that accuser has a place right in hell.
Sad, sometimes the devil will use a Pastor, to be an accuser. And they don’t see it, because they think they are right. And they scatter the church. This happens, when a Pastor is deceived by the devil.
AND I HEARD A LOUD VOICE SAYING IN HEAVEN, NOW IS COME SALVATION, AND STRENGTH, AND THE KINGDOM OF OUR GOD, AND THE POWER OF HIS CHRIST: FOR THE ACCUSER OF OUR BRETHREN IS CAST DOWN WHICH ACCUSED THEM BEFORE OUR GOD DAY AND NIGHT. AND THEY OVERCAME HIM BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, AND BY THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY, AND THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH. REVELATION 12:10-11.
WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE. SAITH THE LORD. THEREFORE THUS SAITH THE LORD OF ISRAEL AGAINST THE PASTORS THAT FEED BY PEOPLE. YE HAVE SCATTERED MY FLOCK, AND DRIVEN THEM AWAY, AND HAVE NOT VISITED THEM, BEHOLD I WILL VISIT UPON YOU THE EVIL OF YOUR DOINGS, SAITH THE LORD. JEREMIAH 23:1 KJV.
FOR THE PASTORS ARE BECOME BRUTISH, AND HAVE NOT SOUGHT THE LORD: THEREFORE THEY SHALL NOT PROSPER, AND ALL THEIR FLOCKS SHALL BE SCATTERED. JEREMIAH 10:21 KJV.
MANY PASTORS HAVE DESTROYED MY VINEYARD, THEY HAVE TRODDEN MY PORTION UNDER FOOT, THEY HAVE MADE MY PLEASANT PORTION A DESOLATE WILDERNESS. THEY HAVE MADE IT DESOLATE, AND BEING DESOLATE IT MOURNETH UNTO ME, THE WHOLE LAND IS MADE DESOLATE, BECAUSE NO MAN LAYETH IT TO HEART. JEREMIAH 12:10-11. KJV.
Christ saved me, as I repented. You see, I was saved at an early age. But I sinned, after that. But if I had died, before repenting, I know, I would have found hell as my destination.
But I overcame the enemy, even now, by the blood of the lamb. By Gods truth. HIS LAWS! Not mine, but His. By rededicating myself. By repenting. By my testimony to the mercy of God, in salvation.
These things, I have experienced. But I so know the difference friends. If you need prayer, or kindness, feel free to write to me. I will lift you up to the Father. I will try to be someone to put salve on your own wounds, to ease your pain, because I do understand. And I am healed in Christ.
Blessings, and love in Christ,
I suppose I am writing this, because I detect this. Its as if it is a red flag to me. A warning sign, to be careful. I sense it, when I see sarcasm, and mockery, for they can turn even the best intending Christian, into a Pharisee.
Do you remember the Pharisees, in relation to Jesus?
They upheld the law, but their religion, rules regulations, traditions made by them, could not accept Christ in His love, and in His truth. He was rejected. So much so, it was they who called him to be crucified. Yet it was the plan of God.
What you saw in them was sarcasm. Mockery, characteristics, religious tendencies, that hit people on the head, shot others with arrows, that identified, they were Pharisees.
So, I want to talk to my fellow Christian brothers and sisters. Not to the unsaved, for they do not have the spirit of Christ. But to those who have accepted Christ as their Lord and savior. For those who have come to the throne of grace, who have repented. Who have seen their own sins, who have humbled themselves, in the sight of almighty God. You have bowed before the cross, and you have accepted Christ as your Lord and savior. You realize He died for your sins.
I want to talk to you. To please beware. Of sarcasm, of mockery, of hidden disdain, that can poison your own spirit. Of strife, of lying. We are called to put off the old man. We have died with Christ, and live with Christ. So as we live, move, and have our being, our foundation is to be in love. His love.
And sarcasm, mockery, has no place, for it then becomes idolatry, in a sense. For you are turning away from what Christ has called us to do, to walk in love, and you are embracing an idol, that is not Christ. This can pollute and taint your spirit. Beware….
I have seen religion all my life. I have seen people who say the are Christians, but they do as the world. They may for a time, walk in love, but then they turn, and they change, and they let their sarcasm, and spirits become polluted, with the Pharisee spirit.
To be honest, that scares me. And I know, I have come very close to it myself. But repentance my friend, is what has saved me. To identify it. To be aware of it. To walk away from it.
And yes, even to walk away from some I have loved. I see it symbolically. We are all marching in an army. As soldiers of the Lord, but if you sense your brother or sister, is throwing arrows, rocks, behind your back, as you march, aiming at you in sarcasm, you cannot trust that brother or sister in Christ.
Yes, we are called to forgive. But when I sense there is no true accountability, no repentance, I cannot trust a brother or a sister, who displays these fruits of the spirit, that are not of love. But come from a dark side, a side, that comes from the enemy himself.
We are to test and try each other, and to be a better example. I pray, you would just be aware of this. That you would see it yourself. Because it can come to any of us, so easily, if we are not walking in our Lords love, and wisdom. And making that conscience effort to depart from such things.
It tried to follow Christ, even to the cross. But His silence, even on the cross, spoke volumes to me. In Mark 15 of the KJV, it talks about how the Pharisees, the Romans, and the people who crucified, Christ, mocked, laughed, and how he silently refused the myrrh, that was given to him to drink. Water that was polluted. He rejected that. He was silent. But only in prayer to the father. Asking God, why have you forsaken me. Scripture in Mark 15:29, says
AND THEY THAT PASSED BY RAILED ON HIM, WAGGING THEIR HEADS, AND SAYING AH, THOU THAT DESTROYEST THE TEMPLE, AND BUILDEST IT IN THREE DAYS. SAVE THYSELF, AND COME DOWN FROM THE CROSS.
Are you mocking someone, who is holding up the cross, who is trying to serve the Lord?
Look I understand we do not all agree, we do not have the same callings. And yes, we may even debate, or argue. But should we?
For sarcasm is ugly. And we must have wisdom to understand, we are all different. Remember, get that check in your spirit, thats just it we are all different. We are all on the vine, with Christ in different stages. What I know, you may not know. What you know, I may not know. But we should never have a spirit of “I am better then you.” Or a spirit that tries to puff itself up.
We must always have love, front and center, even if we do not always have spiritual understanding, of some things. Or matters that are KJV biblical. But if you let sarcasm, be your focus, you will lose something very precious and great in this matter.
You will truly lose the understanding of what Christ did for you on that cross. Please, never take that for granted. No matter what you do.
Do not take it for granted. I hope you see this, and you will understand, you are only hurting yourself. And you may be hurting someone else, who could learn from you, but instead, they are seeing the Pharisee spirit.
Feel free to share this with other brothers and sisters in Christ, who you may need to minister to. But please do it in love. Not sarcasm.
You see, we all sin, we all come short of our Lords glory. All of us.
Blessings and love, Elena Ramirez
Loving God, with all our hearts, soul, and mind, is a commandment. But if you love your sin more then loving God, you are not free.
Oh you may fool yourself, and think you are saved. But God wants all of our obedience. Not lip service, or fake worship, etc.
See, I know, because I used to walk the fence, when it came to God and my sins. My excuse was I was young, and I wanted to have fun. Well I reaped that. I reaped the heartache, of not giving my all to Christ.
Thus saith the Lord unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the Lord doth not accept them: he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins. Jeremiah 14:10 King James.
That actually scares me, and enough to obey. Because we do reap what we sow into our lives.
But I do now, I choose to obey and I am careful not to compromise my walk with the Lord. Its not worth it!
When I think of what Christ did for me, and for me to repeat my sins…..
Well for cleansing, and a guarantee of my salvation it hurts my heart to know my sins put Him on that cross. I repented, and still repent to be honest, daily, because every day, we are challenged by the enemy. Its his job to deceive any of us. To steal our crowns.
And he does. But if you know truth, Gods holy word, the King James bible, you have armor, that has no kinks in it, no loopholes, it protects you. No soft spots. To penetrate you. No temptation too great, God removes that. But you have your part.
You can quench the fiery darts of the enemy.
But getting into that King James bible, and disciplining yourself to do it, is what brings the wisdom, knowledge, insight, and yes fear of God. Prayer, oh how sweet it is to run to the throne of God.
Because when a Christian says they love God, but continue in sin, they have no fear of God, and they love the sin more. The consequences of that is death. Its spiritual death. And even physical. Because you become cold. No moral compass. And worse then that, denial into the Kingdom of God, when you die. Who wants that for their destiny? No thank you.
Its pathetic, for any of us. But mercy and grace, what a blessing that is, but you cannot abuse it. You cannot. Time, it runs out. Oh if I could go back, I would. But I cannot. I can only do what I can at the place that I am, to warn others, and for myself to be ever so careful.
I don’t want to love my sins. I don’t want to offend my God. I don’t want to take advantage of grace. Grace is not an excuse to sin. I do not want to give place to the enemy by my own stupid choices, of sin. No wonder we reap the consequences. It is purposed disobedience.
Oh I am not perfect. I know it. But I will hold onto the sword of truth with all my might. I will run to the throne of grace, and I will try and obey. Trying….is better then not even acknowledging this.
The body of Christ, has been taught some nonsense, because I never hear any teachings on the fear of God. But if a pastor, will not remind the body, as a shepherd, the sheep will not know. Because they don’t search themselves. It is the blind leading the blind.
Search for God, and it requires leaving that sin, and searching for this love that only God gives. Nothing else is worth it.
My thought for today, I pray, just to be near Jesus.
After a spiritual battle with another so called Christian today, who thinks Halloween is o.k. I just want to get the battle behind me, for Christ has me covered by the blood of Jesus. I will not give place to the enemy in this holiday. And I have my armor on. To claim the promises. Of God.
Blessings, and love,
So how can we tell who is real, and whose a fake? I think everybody questions this, now and then. If you don’t you could be making a big mistake. Just by trusting, someone.
Lets face it, though, Christians are NOT perfect. But we need wisdom. We need to know the will of the Lord. We must seek Him. There is a lost world out there, and we need to act like Christ would. And not like the world. Or we will not be effective, in winning the lost, to Christ.
And so as I write, this, I pray, to bring perspective, but not judgement. Or to make anyone feel bad especially if they have made judgements about someone. But there is a dilemma. The dilemma, between the wolf in sheep’s clothing, and the Anointed one. How can we tell who is who? What kind of fruit, should they display, so we can have discernment?
And I use the word discernment, because understanding from Gods perspective, is what we need. Not judgement. Because our ways, are not always Gods ways.
Judging, speaking, without, knowing real truth, with a negative slant, is judging to me. Because one is making a “ruling” to sway, someone else, and their thoughts. It is meant to change someones mind about another person. It is meant, to persuade. That what they are saying is right, correct, and they are wrong. Or if not wrong, they don’t know, the real truth. They are implying that they know…. the “real truth”. So thats why they have to talk about it. Hmmm.
I have been in ministry, for many years, and I have heard, many people, bring up another persons name, a pastor, or just a person, and they feel like they have to bring their thoughts, about that person.
And may I just stop here, and say here in love, when people do that, I do get a red flag, and I need God’s wisdom. I also, try to also look at that person, with love, and not judgement. That is bringing me this information.
Could it be a characteristic of the devil? To gossip, in this? And I am not calling that person a devil. Because we do not wrestle with flesh, and blood, but with principlalities in high places. Ephesians 6:11-12. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the “rulers” of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Theres that word again. “Rulers” trying to rule.
So, the devil will use someone, unknowingly, because they are unaware of the enemies tactics. Or do they? But it reminds me, and I say this, because it has happened to me, as well, where people, have talked about me, and I know, that the devil, is the accuser of the brethren.
Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
But I love this scripture, after it; And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11. A good place, to remind you, and me, we need to always, daily, apply the blood of Jesus, to defeat the enemy, along with repentance. Humbleness, before the Lord, so He can build that hedge of protection around us. Remember Moses, applied the blood, and God made a way, for their passover.
My perspective is this, and I am not putting my head in the sand, but when I hear a negative report about someone, I put my guard on. Because it is not my place to judge that person, and I say so. So, then I get the person, on edge, and even offended, because they wanted to share the details. And I don’t want to hear it……
I look at it this way, whether, it is true or not, its not my place to judge someone. And when I usually hear it, it is about a high profile minister, or pastor, who has a lot of notoriety.
It is sad, but sometimes, other pastors, question the fruit? When the Holy spirit is evident. They call them phonies. Why? Because God is using them? They judge them. Again wrong. We should all be seeking the Holy Spirit. But thats why churches, are so different. Because everyone, wants to pick and choose, instead of letting God, decide, in His house.
But, since, I don’t want to be a hypocrite in this, I have to be honest. That the prosperity pastors, do get on my nerves. Those who always ask for money. Those who do not present the Salvation message, but are always asking for money. Or their message, is about prosperity. Even here again, though, I want to be careful. Not to judge them, or to say anything about them. Because God can change them.
I wrote in my last post, I do not want to limit God. And I pray, that Pastors would not do that either. But, even if your not comfortable with the Holy Spirit, don’t knock some other pastor, who has earned, His way, for the Holy spirit, to enter. Yes, maybe he did make a mistake. But maybe he repented. Maybe, God forgave him.
Aren’t we all sinners, who are saved by grace? We are all growing. On that vine, and if I can impress, that more then ever, to make us stop, and pray, and consider where we were, back then, maybe God would use us, and the anointing would be there.
But to criticize someone, seeing the fruit of God, and call it hocus pocus, is in my determination wrong. Because we all need God. We need to see Him manifested. As signs and testimonies, for His glory. Be careful in this. Dear one.
And please, if you are reading this, and you have done this, don’t feel bad, because many people, have brought this same thing, and subject to me, about the same person. I just want to say, I am not judging you. Thats not my place. Because you have brought it to me.
See, I am not getting in that trap, the devil, wants to set for you, or for me. I pray, God give me wisdom, to know the antics of the enemy. For even, the same persons….and believe me, I have heard stories, more then once. So your not the only one, who has said this and that about a believer, or a pastor, or even a famous person, to me. And I have probably told you the same thing. “It’s not my place to judge” Whether its true or not.
Yes, it may even be true. What you are saying, could very well be the truth, about someone. But I have heard more people speak “truth” and destroyed, peoples character, with truth, that turns into “Character assasination.” Do you want to stand before God for that?
So, I am very conscious, and careful, about this. For, the scripture, warns us, and says. Touch not my anointed. I Chronicles 16:21-22. He suffered no man to do them wrong yea, He reproved kings for their sakes. Saying, touch not Mine anointed and do my prophets no harm.
When you talk about Gods anointed one, with your words. Not only are you doing them harm, but yourself. Which one should take into great consideration.
I know, that the devil, has the intention, to use good, God fearing Christians, to get out of their love walk, and to judge. And there are quite a few scriptures on this subject, but we are not supposed to be judging by what we see, but really with our Lords righteousness, that which I call discernment. Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement. John 7:24.
But the goal of the enemy is accomplishing a couple of things here, if anything. One to get someone, out of their love walk, but to take their blessings away. By being disobedient to God.
And I am praying here for wisdom, with grace. Because I cannot fathom God in all His ways, I sense, when people do that, they open the door to the devil, for further, chaos. It may bring a curse. Because God says, He will bless those, who bless His people. But He will curse those, who curse His people. Genesis 12:3.
Thats law, but we live by Grace. So, we need to extend grace, to other leaders, or people, who may be Gods anointed. So, it still scares me to be honest, to talk about other people, to judge them. To come against any child of God.
Do you ever notice, when I share something about someone, here, I never say their name? I do that for a reason, because I do not want to hurt them. I may use the example of what they say or do. Even from others, who have hurt me. But, I never, ever, identify someone by their name, and say, this is what they did. Why? Because I do not want to judge someone, for the very reason, that whatever they may have done, they are Gods children.
And here I will interject, if you have done this, and you know you have, go to Gods throne, and repent. That will solve it, and give you wisdom.
Now concerning discernment. About a wolf in sheeps clothing, gee this is tough. But I want to extend grace. Do I identify them? Thats up to you. Not me. And there are so many misguided Christians, who listen to a Christian leader, and they liked that person. But then heard a bad word, and just judged them.
I know, I have, liked someone, yet, heard things about them, but it did not sway me. And I could be wrong. But I pray, if I err, I err, on the side of love.
And the rule of thumb, I try to always use, and again with grace. Is what they are saying? Is it based on the word of God? And as everyone knows, I look at the kind of word, they are using, is it based on the King James Bible? It is subjective. One must have that discernment. To the objective of God. And I don’t want to be legalistic, in this stance. For, God can use anything, to teach someone, but the purity, to me, should be from the King James, because it has not been corrupted, by mens hands. Thats just the way I feel. But that is between you and God. For yourself, I will just stop and say, pray about it. Ask God. What Bible you should use?
In any event, to further this, to bring this to a closing…..With understanding, are they taking just part of Gods word, and not giving the full gospel? Leaving the Holy spirit out? Limiting God? You need to see, what the leader is presenting. But before you talk about them. I wisely, recommend, pray about it. Go to God. We cannot lift people, on such a high pedestal, that when they fall, from grace, that we quit seeking God. Thats just wrong. We cannot, look at them as perfect. Because they are not. I am not. I know, I am not. But that makes me humble.
So, when I look at someone, I try to look at their fruit. The fruit, that God, over, and over identifies, as someone who is righteous in his sight. Yet knowing again, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. When people think they are beyond that, again, it is a characteristic of the devil. Pride. So, when I see pride in a leader. I walk away…….
For they are being self-righteous. Self-righteous people, scare me to be honest. Because its like they think they are beyond, any kind of correction, and will just slam your thoughts to the ground. Because they believe, they know better. So I just avoid people like that.
I think it can be a simple format, to follow, for discernment. If you are faced with a dilemma like that. Because even though, we may and are called to love all people. You do not want to subject yourself, to religion. Or to mens opinions. Or again, wolves in sheep’s clothing. Remember the scripture that says. Test the spirit. To see if they are of Christ. I John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
You need to remember, God says, let no man deceive you. And that can be a woman too. Matthew 24:24. For there shall arise false Christ’s and false prophets; and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
WARNING, WARNING, WARNING…..Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:6-8. I would read the rest of this chapter. Because we do need to know. We need to be careful.
You have to pray. And I recommend praying, before you talk about someone. You have to see what is this persons ministry based on? I know a lot of people, have specialty ministries, but if they leave out the truth, the gospel, and they water it down, either by their doctrine, or by simply picking and choosing, what they want. I don’t go for it. No matter how charismatic, they may seem, charming, etc. Even if they are nice to me.
I have to know, what God says. So, I am careful. To remember, again, the devil is the accuser, but what does God say. I have to know what God says more then anybody. Because He is the one we need to please. We have to be very, very careful, in these last days. I know I do, more then ever. I just sense it. How about you? Do you know, how to have peace, in the dilemma between the Christian, who is anointed? And the wolf in Sheep’s clothing?
If you have any ideas, about this, please share. Words of wisdom, guidance. But please do not mention anybodies name here, for I will not allow it to be posted. Whether they are a wolf in sheeps clothing or not. My objective, is to bring understanding. To bring God into this, so we don’t make a big mistake. Remembering as I close…..as the reminder. Touch not His anointed. God will take care of that wolf in sheeps clothing. For God is not mocked.
And for the record, I will say, I hate sin. I do not condone, someone who sins, just because, to be honest, I have not seen it, where I had to identify it or someone. In the body of Christ. But I do not wink my eye, at the ugly deeds of darkness, from anyone. Especially, if I saw, it was hurting someone. But I am not a judge. I just pray, I never have to point the finger, and say, to someone, or that about someone. Its always a choice. One must do, what they have to do. If God, instructs them. So, I will close with that.
And as I close, I hope you will forgive me, if I wrote about this, and you somehow or another feel betrayed, because you have shared something, about someone, and I did not want to get caught up in it, and I am writing about this subject. It is never my intention, to hurt any one. But I do see, the dilemma, in this……
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Luke 6:37.
Just my thoughts, with Love, Elena Ramirez
Father, we are human, we make mistakes. All of us do. Including me. How easy, it is for us to get caught up in gossip. Sometimes, unknowing. Sometimes, listening to someone, and not stopping them, from sharing. Lord, I do not want to be a hypocrite. For when we listen, we are a part of it too. And sometimes, yes, saying, tell me more. Oh Lord, forgive me, if I have been a part of judging someone. I know, I have hated, it, when I was judged. Yet, Father, we need wisdom. We need guidance, to know, the difference, between the wolf in sheep’s clothing, and your anointed ones. Because there are deceivers. Those who come in your name, and hurt your people. Lord, we really need discernment. I know, prayer, I know your word, will bring insight to us. Testing by your word. Help us, help the body of Christ. Because, sometimes, it seems like it goes way over board, and even Christian leaders, are a part of the judging in this. Oh God, it scares me, to be honest right now. In fear of you. Help us to walk in love with one another. So, we do not reap curses. But blessings, prompt us, to walk in love, to be kind with our words, to be prayerful, before we talk about people. I have seen so many situations, where people spill the beans about someone, and hurt them, deeply. Change us Lord, to be like Christ in this matter. In Jesus name. Amen
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