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THE SIN OF PLAGIARISM WITH GODS HOLY WORD THE BIBLE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
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It is a sin.  To take Gods holy word, copy it, and then use it, for a foundation, to build another Bible version, from that.  This is plagiarism.

There is no other way to look at it.  For we have been warned in the King James Bible, over and over again, do not change, add, or delete anything from it.  So that, when disregarded, has become disobedience.  And disobedience is sin.

You don’t have to be a scholar of the Bible to comprehend that.  Or someone with a doctorate in religious studies.  You just don’t.  You take something, that has been established, and preserved for four hundred years, and see, that God stored it, preserved it, and when publishers, have taken that main lump, and then changed it, the plagiarism is evident.

Years ago, and I did not quite understand as well as I do now, but God began teaching me, how important obedience is, how important, being truthful, and honest is.  I suppose He was also testing me.  

I guess, I had issues.  In fact, I know I did, being in denial, one can easily go there, when not given the correct instruction, or knowledge, to comprehend a matter.  My past, my sins, are evidence to this.  But God did not leave me that way, and I am grateful for my salvation, and for what Christ did on that cross to set me free.  

I have learned, to get to the root of things now.  I don’t waste my time, trying to understand peoples intentions, or why they act the way they do, in a good or a bad matter.  I just sometimes see, what was the end result, and why it happened.  Why scratch at the surface, when you can get to the root of the matter?  We need a moral compass.  The King James is a moral compass, that is not broken.  

Sin, in any form of our lives, hurts us.  It gives the enemy a legal right to attack any of us.  So trying to get to the root of why something happened, tells me in simple terms.  That the enemy, who we know comes, to kill, steal, and destroy, had his evil hands on something, so it affected someone else.    

But I plead the blood of Jesus.

We have to want to grow.  We have to want to learn, that which is right in the sight of God.  We have to have fear of God.  We have to see there are consequences to disobedience.

When God began teaching me how important it is to be obedient, He took me to the root of the matter, and gave me an example.

It was about ten years ago.  I was then writing my poetry, which is also called a Prayer of Hope.  I have hundreds of poetry pages, that I would write, here on the internet…..

I had learned to create web pages, which was unheard of then practically, but I learned html.  Creating code, for my pages.  My attempts were very humble in their presentation, not fancy, but I still learned it.  So I could list my poems.

One day, it was brought to my attention, that someone had copied, my writings, and was trying to make themselves look like the writer.  By eliminating my name, or my copyrights.

They assumed, in the presentation, that people would recognize them as the author.  This is called Plagiarism.  It is illegal, in the United States, and it is illegal in the sight of God.  

And for the record, not ethical, moral, or honest.  How can we be right in the sight of God, unless we strive for truth?  

Yet, with technology, as it is, it is very easy, to take someones writings, from a computer, and copy and paste information, to “deceive” someone.  Do you see that word, I use deceive?

Well, when this happened, I ran to God in prayer, so sad, so hurt, that someone would do this to me.  And God comforted me.  I felt His compassion, and He told me then, this is how I feel, when the devil takes my Holy word, and makes people think he is the author.  

I did not understand that.  What was I missing? Yet I was grateful for his kindness.  For I just had a sense, that He would keep me covered in that, and protect me and my writings….but what could I do for him?  Then He began revealing to me, the corruption of His holy word.  Little by little.

I began getting a sense of what He was talking about when He began revealing to me, how His holy word, had been plagiarized by these publishers for money, and how the enemy, had caused these people to be disobedient, and change Gods holy word, for the sake of money.

By making the excuse of claiming the translation, would be easier to comprehend.  He told me, these versions, bring a spirit of confusion.  

He also showed me that the pastors that did this, should know better, but were in disobedience, for the people trust the truth to be truth from the pulpit.  But it is not.  

This is so Wrong!  This is wrong, in the sight of God.  For if you know your King James Bible, which has been around for 400 years, one could see, the many, warnings God gives.  Do not change His word.  Period.  It is disobedience.

There is a spirit, that is attached to this disobedience.  That brings confusion, and brings a distortion of Gods holy word, that changes, the anointing and holiness, to corruption.  This is the enemies intention.  So when people read another Bible version, they are not reading or seeing and hearing the voice of Father God.  They are hearing a voice, that has disobeyed God, and that voice has changed the wording so much so, that the original content, has been misplaced in context.  The enemies intention is to distort that.  This is the enemies voice.  That has made him, the evil one the author of these compromised, changed, and corrupted bible versions.  Now I understand.  God had me get to the root of it.

So yes, it is a sin, to use any other version, that has been compromised, and corrupted.  They were created in sin, and the spirit, in which they instruct does not come from God.  Because they disobeyed God.  Remember, God does not change.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Whenever, I look at a bible verse now, I can pretty much see, if it is a King James or if it has been compromised.  I have learned, to hear my fathers voice, and to another, I will not follow.  When someone gives me a scripture reference.  I immediately reject it, if it is not a King James scripture.  Because they are corrupt.  They are part truth, but part lie.  They are corrupted in disobedience, that brings sin. 

So when someone writes, and they list scriptures, I do look and see, with discernment and prayer, as to what they are writing if it is truth.  

Plagiarism, is a sin, in any form.  Did you know the King James bible has no copy rights? But all the other bible versions do?  Why?  They do it, to protect themselves.  For they know themselves, they took that lump, and plagiarized Gods holy word, but now they want the copyrights for themselves.  What deception that is.

God is not the author of confusion.  But these versions are confusing, because the anointing, and holiness is gone.  People using these versions, are receiving a spirit of confusion, not truth.  For the truth has been changed.  They have changed the voice.  It is no longer the voice of the Holy spirit.  Remember the Holy spirit, is holy, and cannot be in something that is of sin.  

I write this post, because recently someone I love, gave me something to ponder on.  They were not King James scriptures, and the Lord showed me, this person, had copied something from someone else, to make a point.  I did not confront this person, with this truth to accuse, but extended love.  And grace.  

But I see, even in that example, how can we trust someone, if they cannot see the deception in doing something like this?  If they think it is o.k. to make themselves look good, by presenting something they did not write, yet it is deceptive.  It is plagiarism, to do that.  To not truly identify the writer.  And it is a sin.  And only repentance, sets us free.  Because God does not condone sin.  

With all my faults, I can say with a clear conscience, I do not plagiarize anyone.  My writings, are what they are.  With sometimes grammar, that may not make sense, or with an abundance of commas, in punctuation.  

But they are mine.  I am not perfect.  But I do not try and deceive someone to think something that is not based on a King James scripture.  Or to steal even a thought.  Yes I am inspired by some.  But I will not try and get the credit for something I did not write.

I will stand before my God.  Knowing this truth, now, as much as I do, and I cannot with a clear conscience write anything, to share, knowing God sees everything we do, and how we even search for Him, and His truth.  

And He does not condone and accept these bibles.  I don’t believe so.  I know He does not, because they are not His writings.  It is not His voice.  I don’t judge someones salvation.  God knows who is His.  

But if we do not get to the root of why the body of Christ is in such disarray, in such confusion, we are a part of the disobedience.  And I don’t want that in my own personal life.  Or yours.  Why should I care?  

Because I see, from the root, of how it all began, that the enemy, wanted Gods glory.  And he wanted to destroy that which was the plan of God, and for mankind. Christ came gave His life for us, but if we do not see the enemies antics in even such a matter as being on the same page with God, this is disobedience.  

And just an added thought, did you ever stop to consider that I tell my brothers and sisters in Christ this truth, because I do love God, and I do love my brothers and sisters, and I want to warn them of the dangers of these bibles? Love does not with hold truth. We all talk about love, but we really cannot find Jesus, without truth. He is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6. And that is love, and that is truth…..I am trying to help them find the way.  I am trying to help them find Jesus by His ways….

If we partake in disobedience, and again, this is why I will not attend a church, where the body gathers together, to hear a corrupted word.  Because there is deception in these bibles.  The body of Christ, is not where it should be, with God.  And especially because we are in end times.  We do not use anointed Bibles, together, to be in unity with Christ.  

So how can we trust Bibles, that God has not written?  Why would any of us want to use something with missing scriptures, and the true holiness, and anointing gone?  Why?  

Friends, I write this, just to ask you, are you using a bible, that comes from sin?

This is my prayer today, that I wrote on my post, and another ministers page:

My prayer is that God would be glorified.  That people would see the sin of corrupted Bible versions.  And get on the same page with God.  By using the King James bible.  I plead the blood of Jesus in this prayer.  Thats how important it is to me.

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 THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK.  REVELATION 22:18-19.

Invite me to your church or ladies group, so I can share my thoughts, to encourage you, to inspire you, to know Jesus through the King James Bible.

REDIRECTING THE GOAL IN CHRIST ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

Maybe your hurting today. Maybe you have lost hope, and it is difficult to cope. Maybe poverty is preventing you from doing all that you would like to, but yet you see, God almighty is providing, and you have food, and a roof over your head. Maybe friends, have abandoned you. Maybe you are ill.

Sometimes, we do struggle, and we can be lonely, sad, and broken hearted, for different reasons. But I want to encourage you today. I want you to know there is a God, and He loves you.

And you know, I cannot say this for everyone. But He has taught me things through my lack, through my sadness, my own personal sorrows. My own illnesses. And that is to seek Him, and I do with all my heart soul, and mind. I almost feel like He has tested me. As He has allowed certain things in my life.

For I see, and I have to give my husband credit for this. But sometimes, we are trying, and trying to do good, and we are looking at it for the wrong reasons. And when we stop, and say, I better be careful, and I better not let this fester in me, and take root, because it is so negative, and destructive, we can get right with Christ.

For me you see, lately, it has been a battle. It has been a challenge. It has been a struggle. Many Christians, brothers and sisters, have actually abandoned me, or fought me. Some have unfriended me, some that I loved dearly, but they did not see me with love. They do not see me as their own sister in Christ. Yet I am. Many have stopped listening to me. Many have actually challenged me as well. They do not see it the way I do….

Well this is my thought through it all, and it is an early Christmas present. That God has given me, because it gives me hope, in who I am in Christ, and what I do.

No matter in what state I am, I have learned to be content. And when I am not, I know how to take it to the obedience of Christ. To get back on track.

But I am not here for the righteous, or those who do not believe.  I am here to bring truth to the hurting, the broken, and yes the sinner. I am here to feed His lambs.

With His truth, my King James Bible. And it just has brought a joy to me, right now, because I am not doing it for money. I am not doing it for popularity, I am not doing it for those who know truth. Or those that are “self-righteous.”

I am doing it, for those Christ has sent me to….To give them hope. And those who do not know truth. To maybe even warn them. To seek God, to be humble, to repent. Because sin will separate us from God. Whether you are a Christian or not. The wages of sin is death.

I just sense, if we stop, and realize what we are doing, and can let it go, and direct it to God, we can have hope again. We can make a difference. After all, Christ said, he was not here for the righteous, but for the sinner. And we all sin, yes, and come short of the glory of God.

But I realize my messages are not for everyone, but God will guide. And I hope it is for the hurting today. Just release it to God, give Him your cares, and worries, and don’t let it fester in your heart, to take away your joy, or hope.

Redirect what you are feeling, and doing, and let Christ give you the answer.  The answer may just be in the way you are looking at it.

There is a God, and He is mighty in power, and can make a difference. This is the whole beautiful spirit and message of Christmas.

That Christ came for each one of us, to save us. Because He loves us. Merry Christmas.

Blessings and love, Elena Ramirez

I CAME NOT TO CALL THE RIGHTEOUS, BUT SINNERS TO REPENTANCE. LUKE 5:32.

THE SPIRIT OF OFFENSE, THE ARGUER’S, A LACK OF COURTESY, AND JUDGING OF OTHERS IN THE BODY OF CHRIST~WHEN ARE WE GOING TO STOP IT? ~BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


Sadly, as I write this title, I do see, a spirit of offense, Christians arguing with one another, and a lack of courtesy, as Christians are judging one another, in the body of Christ.  It is very prominent. When are we going to stop it?  When are we going to see this, so we can grow in Christ?

I pray other Christian leaders do detect it, and try to stop it, by preaching this message, that I write.  For it causes us to be weak.  It causes us to be at odds with one another.  It is accusatory, and the devil loves that.

Revelation 12:10. And I heard a loud voice saying, now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God and the power of His Christ;  For the accuser of our brethern 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 death.   

So, I write about it here, to perhaps, bring some light.  To bring some truth.  To bring God into this.  For it is obviously, very close to His heart, after all, we are His children.  He loves us.  Throughout the word of God, We are warned, to be careful, not to be offended.  Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them.  Psalm 119:165.  

Yet, there are Christians, who are actually arguing about Gods word, and truth, and there again, we are called not to argue about Gods word.  Titus 3:9-11 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.  A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; lknowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.  Titus who was a young pastor, in the Bible, was advised, by Paul, the apostle, to be careful in the works of a Christian.  Not only was this advice given, for the pastor, but for the body of Christ.  

So we need to see this, and be objective.  To heed the advice.  To heed the instruction.  So we can grow, this is not just for some, but for all of us who are seeking Gods ways.  Seeking to change, seeking to grow, seeking a better way, so life can have meaning, and one can see the progress, individually.  

In this, that I write, I will express some scriptures from this beautiful book of Titus, from the Bible, that gives us a foundation, to understand.  And in saying that, we do need the word of God.  We as ministers, pastors, and Christians, who are trying to teach others, and yes to all of us, who are growing, we, need the word of God.  We need Gods word, to shed truth, to shed light, to bring conviction, so we can grow.  So we can turn from our sins, so we can see what God says, and truly work out our salvation, in fear and trembling, concerning who God is.

That’s why, it is so important, that one knows what God says, because there are many, who do, preach or speak, in the name of the Lord, and their foundation is not on God’s truth.

Whether it is laziness, to share the word, by reading it, or just someone, who wants to puff themselves up, in pride, to make themselves look good, or its just the devil using someone to distort the truth, one has to be careful.  Religions, rules made by men, with their traditions, have throughout time, distorted, truth.  Gods truth.

Here in Titus again, it brings this to our attention.  Titus 2:9-11 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.  For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision.  Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucres sake.

As I read this last scripture, I cannot help, but see again, how the prosperity message, has gotten so out of hand, that the gospel, is used to gain money, or to draw people to hear the message, but the message has gotten off of God, salvation, souls, and is enticing, people, for the sake of money.  When truly, we all need to be in a place seeking God, for who He is, and not for what He can give us.  It is perverted.  I see it.  Do I want to judge?  No!

But, I will be completely honest, I don’t want that kind of anointing on me, from people who pervert, the gospel, or twist it for the sake of money, or even to make themselves look good.  I do not want to be acquainted with those kind of ministries.  Because what you sit under, in teachings, will become a part of you, if you do not know better.  So I am careful, not to just always jump into a ministry….that could even be cults.  I test the spirits, like we are called to do.  I John 4:1Beloved believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

But as I communicate with many people, here and there, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, here on my blog etc.  I see Christians getting mad, because you share truth.  Or they reject you.  Recently, a pastor, mind you, was sharing a post, on Facebook.  I suggested, politely, and in fact, supportive of his message, that it was good, but I asked, if he would mind writing the scripture out, because people, do not always have access to their Bibles.  Well, he removed me from his list.  Theres that spirit of offense.

Another lady, same thing, gave a word, and I suggested the same thing.  Because we need the foundation of the word of God.  If we don’t give the word of God.  People think we are flaky, nutty, and they just ignore us.  Anyway, she did not get mad, but she did not acknowledge me, or even thank me.  Courtesy?  Where is it in the body of Christ?

Judging of others, I see so many Christians, talking so harshly, and sharply about other Christian leaders.  Look I am not perfect, nobody is.  But, when we, within the body of Christ, talk about other Christians, to put them down.  To judge them, we are doing a disservice, to the body of Christ.  Baby Christians, or even people who are interested in becoming a Christian see that, and get turned off.  They think gee, they are not nice concerning one another.

Gods word says, touch not my anointed!  I Chronicles 16:22 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 are bad mouthing a person of God, you are harming them, with your words.  When David, and Saul, were at odds with each other, and Saul, wanted to kill David, David, wrote some beautiful passages, that we relate to.  But, what I noticed about David, is that even though Saul hated him.  He recognized the anointing God had placed on him.  He would not come against Saul.  Even though Saul hated him.  When Saul died, he recognized that the messenger, who had brought the news of Sauls death, did not honor him.  So, he had him killed.  In other words, even though Saul hated David, as a man of God, he himself, recognized the anointing, on Saul.  For Saul had been the king, David, honored him.

We do not honor our leaders.  And I am talking political leaders and Christian leaders. For a moment here…though, my emphasis, is on Christians.  But with all of the political controversy going on, I see some mud slinging.  I just see its wrong, to always be in that mode of bad mouthing someone.   Always looking for that reason, to hate, to criticize, it has to do something to us, within us, if we are constantly to berate someone.  Even if they make mistakes, we are not to touch them.  Judging them.  How can we grow, to who Christ, has called us to be?  The word of God is clear, in many places, that we are not to speak badly or harshly.  So even when I see something wrong myself.  You do not ever see me, mention them by name?  No you do not!  Why because what if it was the devil just accusing them?  I do not want to be a part of that.

Now, I know there are bad leaders.  There are people, who are wolves in sheeps clothing, but folks, there has to be love, in our communications.  There has to be courtesy, there has to be a time, where we stop bad mouthing one another, and judging each other, back and forth.

I love Gods word.  I love how, by applying it, it has changed me.  But if I am going to share anything with you, I know, and I have known it from the beginning the word of God has to be the foundation.  To build a point.  Because Gods word makes it credible.

I recently had a lady tell me well thats your truth.  And that I was “narrow” minded.  I thanked her!  Why? because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way.  Matthew 7:14 Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  Which by the way.  Jesus is the way, the truth, and life.  John 14:6.  And to be honest there is no other way, to God, to heaven.  To true salvation, to avoid hell.  So, I want to find Gods truth, so I search His Holy word.

We cannot just pick and choose, what we want to from Gods word.  Sadly, her excuse, was concerning the issue of abortion.  And she wanted to justify why abortion is o.k.  Look, Gods word says thou shalt not kill.  Period.  Why do people, want to to twist it, and justify it for their own sake?  I don’t always know.

But, I do know that the devil will use that, to cause havoc in someones life, because they are disobedient.  Giving him a legal right to harass someone.  Consequently, I gave up on communicating with her as well, which is sad.  I did not want to.  But, at every turn, she wanted to argue, or to accuse me, as well.  I admit, I get weary.  But I also put on my armour, and pray, not to get weary, in well doing.

I don’t know how much of a difference I make in my writings, but when I see truth, I cannot help, but share what Gods word says.  As again, a foundation.  But I so want to do it in love.  In Christs love.  For His sacrifice.  I don’t want to take part of the word, and just use it, to twist it, or to puff myself up.  But, I so want lives to turn to God.  Because I know, how Christ can change a life.  How I pray, the body of Christ, would see, would stop, being offended, would use courtesy, and yes stop judging one another, so we can all grow.  I see this as a hindrance to all of us.

What is needed, is Gods truth, and yes love…lots of courtesy, and we need to get our minds off of others, and their faults, and grow.  To stop pointing fingers….And share what Christ did for us.  So others can know the truth, that sets them free.  But, if we get stuck, the body of Christ, will not be affective.  How I pray, God help us.  But, we have to want to be helped.  Myself included.  I cannot write something, and see that I am beyond that.  No, that would be pride….another issue, for another time to write about.

Just my thoughts, in Christ, and love,

Elena Ramirez

A Prayer of Hope…

Father, help us, help the body of Christ.  Help me, we need love, we need your word, we need to change, to grow, to quit being so offended.  To quit arguing.  To quit being so judgmental.  I just sense something to us, if we keep on that kind of path.  For it is not you.  We need you.  We need your word.  We need love.  Lord help us, in Jesus name.  Amen

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SHOULD CHRISTIANS COMPETE WITH ONE ANOTHER? (MINISTRIES, LEADERS, FRIENDS, ETC)


My thoughts, on this are NO.  But there always has to be a balance.  What are the motives?  What is at stake?  Will my participation, purposely serve to hurt someone?  Or bless someone?  Can I enter this, to bring glory to God?  Or to myself? (It scares me, if it was all about me.)  How can I use my gifts, and callings, in this?  To each their own…..This always has to be considered.

And let me explain, when I say this; “To each Their Own.”  But, God has given us each gifts, and callings that individually belong to that person.  No one can do, what you do in Christ, like you.

These gifts, and callings, have been refined, by the process, you go through in life.  By prayer, by seeking God.  How can one have  compassion, say for example, as a gift, unless they have suffered, and understand?  With Christ, within our hearts, we understand “compassion” because Christ understood.  Because we may have suffered, some hardship, to know what compassion is.  But more then anything, Christ suffered for us.

Never, ever forget, how much Christ suffered for you and me.  I always remind myself of that, to keep my Salvation precious to me.  I never, want to take that for granted.  Christ’s sacrifice, was given in love.  So anything, we do will come with some pain, and yes, some suffering. But we must have the greatest thought, of love, and who He is, when we do what we do, for Christ.

I have heard others say, to myself, and yes, other Christian leaders, “I would love to have your anointing.”  But, if they only knew…A question to ask, do you want to go through, what they went through, for that anointing?

But, I do know this, that anything, I have received, first and foremost, this, goes to the glory of God, and second, this anointing, has come with a price…..

How can anyone, receive that anointing, without, totally, being submissive to God?  Without, wanting to serve Him, and others?  Without, dying to oneself, and seeing the need, to give, by what one has gone through, or suffered through?

It comes with a cost.  So, don’t ever be jealous, or competitive toward one Christian or another, because you do not know what they have gone through, to get, where they are, in anything.

So many of us, have gifts, talents, and abilities, but they are not used for the glory of God.  To be honest, what a waste of time, and energy, unless we apply them to the good, of others, to God, and yes, even to ourselves.

To compete, to be prompted, by jealousy, is not of God.  We must always, be aware of the characteristics, and the “spirit” of the devil himself, in these matters.  Ego, is not of God, another word for that is pride.  Arrogance, is not confidence, it is a bully, in sheeps clothing, and I steer away from people like that.

I have not been competitive in life.  Some, could say, that, its obvious, and use it against me.  Because, I have not reached goals, and some dreams yet.  But, nonetheless, I know, daily, I change, more into who I should be in Christ.

Sometimes, it takes time, testing from God, to reach goals.  But, to want to compete with others, to strive against, someone, is not in my DNA of Christ.

In fact, the truth of the matter, is there are many outstanding, gifted, pastors, leaders, in Christ, but I do not pay them, that much attention.  I have, to be honest, and this may just be a small part of it, but I have been hurt by the church, and yes, even some prominent, leaders in ministry.

Where, I have been rejected, and actually, denied, communication. Why, because I asked for help?  I don’t know.  Or maybe my gifts, and callings challenged them?  I do not know.

I have made mistakes also with them, where I may have been perceived, as trying to “piggy back” from their ministries, so I am very careful, to not offer any support, or yes, even recommendations to anyone.  Concerning other ministries.  Unless, I feel led by God.

First, and foremost for me, Christ deserves that, recognition.  The Holy Spirit, is my teacher.  And my growth, is not due to anyone, but God, and His Holy Spirit, via the Bible.

So how does that apply to you?  I would totally ask God.  Again, ask yourself, why you want to compete?  Ministries, should not be in the business, to compete, to begin with, because, we do not wrestle, with flesh and blood, but with principalities in high places.  To compete, with others who are in the body of Christ, is again, taking on the characteristics of the enemy.

If you do anything, do it unto God, and not man.  I know there are many gifted writers, and perhaps who could be more knowledgeable, in things of God, more so then I am.  For one, will always find lesser, or greater persons, then themselves in this journey of life.  And since, God is not a respecter of persons, why should I be?

But, I know, in my heart, of hearts, Gods plan for me, is very clear.  And my mission is to give glory to God, inspire His people, and speak a word of truth to the Lost.  This has been defined for me, and I know it.

If I reach one for Christ, even you who is reading this, then all glory to God.  If I reach thousands, by Gods plan, then so be it.  Again, glory to God.  But I will not subject myself, to lower my standards, of who I am in Christ, for petty self-satisfaction in competitiveness.

There is no one, I wish to compete with, or challenge, or fight, to get to a place, to be successful.  If any blessing came in, it would be because of who God is in me.  I would not be so prideful, to think it was my accomplishment, but only as to who God is in me.

You see, and I know, this does not sound very gracious to myself, but I know, what a loser I was.  But I know who I am in Christ now.  And I am victorious in Him.

To compete with someone, purposely, would mean, I would get out of my place of peace with God.  It could even cause me to lose my gifts and callings.  It would cause me to lose my focus on who God is in me.  For I would look at someone else, and see their gifts, etc.  And would cause me to either lower, or try to out reach them.

For what?  No thank you….

So, no, I do not believe Christians should compete with one another.  If you are worried about me, don’t.  God has it all under control.  And I take my goals, aspirations, and hopes and dreams to His throne.  To bless him.   And He is the only, one, I hope to please.

And as I close, I want to make it perfectly clear, because I have no idea what the future may hold.  But, if I would be in a situation, where other Christian writers, would be running the race, for the prize, as I would, in a competition, I would pray, I would carry myself in love.  To have a good attitude, to be gracious.  To pray, whether or not to be in the race….Because I do not want to give place to darkness.

But if I was in a race….And whether, I won, or lost, I would pray not to have a bad attitude, or be upset, or carry myself, in a way, that took, the glory, from God, or that person.  I don’t want to be that kind of person, who its all about “me” So, I will just pray to be humble, in the sight of God, and man, concerning all victories, and losses, in Christ.

And a question to ask…..Do you compete with yourself?  Being tossed to and fro?  I pray, not to.  I pray, not to be my own worst enemy.  I am one in Christ, and there is no room for competition, in my self.  Christ rules.

Just my thoughts, with love,

Elena Ramirez

Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify, the gospel of the grace of God.  

Father, you gave us Jesus, as the way, the truth, and life.  Lord, guide my heart, to your ways.  Separate me, from things, that will hinder, my gifts and callings.  Things that cause me to stumble.  Things, that take away your glory.  Lord, being competitive, does scare me.  Lord, I used to be “Sinderelena” living beneath, who I was, but now I long to live, according to your Kingdom. According to you my Christ, and your spirit within me.   I seek, your Kingdom, your righteousness, and I pray, for guidance, in all matters.  Right now, I need you more then ever, speak to my heart.  And show me the path, to take, for your glory sake.  For others, for truth, to be made known.  Help me Lord, win my race.  For your name sake, dear Jesus.  Amen

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THE PASSION OF CHRIST COMPELS ME ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Yesterday, Palm Sunday, I took time, with my husband to see the movie, on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network).  Directed and produced, by Mel Gibson, The Passion of Christ.  This is about my third viewing of it.

Jim Caviezel, plays Jesus Christ.  And wow, what an anointing, he had to play such a poignant part.  I could see Christ, in him….and from my understanding, he had prayed that people would see Christ in him, and it did come through. For it touched ones heart.

And even though, I enjoy the movie, I have had my own personal vision of Christ’s crucifixion.  And, I thank God for revealing it to me in a personal way.  For it compelled me in the spirit, to want to live right.  In the sight, of Almighty God.

In any event, every time, I have seen it, I am moved with tears.  I am moved with emotion, and compassion, and yes such a great understanding, of what Christ did for us. Great was his sacrifice.

It does compel me, to want to live a better life.  Glad, that I have given my heart to Jesus Christ.  To recognize his love.  To call him savior.  To be obedient to God.  Almighty God, the giver of life.  To love him, in fear of him, for that is the beginning of wisdom.  Proverbs 1:7 (read it from a King James)

To be aware, and to know there is a devil, there is evil, in this world.  And I want nothing to do with it.   Or with any of the antics of the devil.  I renounce him.  In little things, or even big things.  I submit to God.  I resist the devil and he flees.  I understand, in my journey with Christ, that truly, He is the way, the truth, and the life.  John 14:6. (paraphrasing)

To not see that, totally, and to not give all that I can, is a waste of life…. My life.  Yet, we can hold ourselves back.  Or we can miss meeting our potential.  We can even miss Salvation, a gift from God, because we are ignorant, or disobedient.  And what a travesty that would be.  Unless someone opens their eyes.  Maybe thats why I write this, because the passion of Christ, compels me.

I have come to a place, in my walk with the Lord.  That my faith is very evident to me.  For Christ is very, real to me.  More so, then myself.  If that makes sense.  Because I know who He is.  I know what He stands for.  But, I don’t always know who I am.  But I am learning, by the word of God, praying, and just gut instinct, spiritual holy ghost instinct, that I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.  Phillipians 4:13.  KJV

And I am learning, by stepping out.  By getting out of my comfort zone.  By being bold.  By speaking a word, and silencing the devil, when I hear his ugly voice.   By learning, how, daily to submit to God.  I am learning.  And I have made so many mistakes.  But, I do not, I refuse, to give up on God.  No matter what happens.  I am determined, to live for Christ, because He died for me, and showed me, that he on that third day, had the keys from hell.  So, I could live abundantly.  To show me, I did not have to be a part of the curse, because He took the curse for me.  Thats why when I see, the Passion of Christ.  I am compelled.  Great was his sacrifice.  And I never want to take it for granted.

I know, that His love, is so great, He was obedient, denied himself, and went to the cross for each one of us.  Gods love was so great, he sent Christ for us.  John 3:16.  That if we just believe, we will be saved.  We will not perish.

Yet, I know, in that human state, that He was in, He felt, all the things, that you and I do.  Physically, and spiritually, for I believe, He was also afraid, and that was evident, when He prayed in the garden, and He said.  Lord, if it be your will, remove this burden from me.  Matthew 26:39  And He went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed saying, Oh my Father if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.  King James.  

Christ, understands us.  More then anyone.  He knows what we are faced with, challenged with….

He understands, what it is like to be tempted.  For the devil, tried to tempt him.  But Christ knew the power of the word, and He said, “It is written!”  Gods word is written, and there is power in the word.  It is alive.  And every promise, from God, is there, if we just reach to that word, take it, claim it, meditate on it, share it, speak it, and use it, to defend ourselves.  From a devil, who wants to always tempt us.  Matthew 4:10-11  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, satan:  for it is written, thou shalt worship, the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.  Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.  King James. 

So, knowing what Christ did compels me even more, to know what Gods word says.  It is the final word.  I do not question it, nor do I debate it, or challenge it.  Or reason about it.  I understand, Gods ways, are not my ways.  And that settles it in my heart.

Christ could have avoided his own crucifixion, But He loved us, and that is settled in my heart.  He knew, and I know, because of his Love, that He is the Messiah.  He knew, he had to obey, and fulfill the call of God, for great is the love of God.    And even as they took him out of the garden, He reasoned this.  Matthew 26:54  But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?  King James. 

It was prophesied in the Old Testament, of Isaiah, that by Christs stripes we are healed.  Isaiah 53:5. King James. How many countless times, have I meditated on that word, knowing, Christ has healed me.  Physically, but yes more then anything spiritually.  Cleansing me of sins, generational, and even my own disobedience.  Sin is not worth losing, my place with God.

And when you see in the spirit, the great cost of Jesus’s sacrifice.  Sin should be an abomination to you as well.  You should abhor it in your spirit.  Never taking that sacrifice for granted.  Never treating your Salvation, shabby, or using it, to sin.  Thinking, your covered, when all you really are doing is using your salvation, to commit sin.  Thinking, its o.k to sin.  I am covered.  That is just an abuse of a gift from God.

And I feel compelled to write this.  Because, I see so many people, just saying they are saved, but they really do not express, or give testimony, to bear fruit, of the mercy of Christ in their lives.  Neither cold, nor hot, God will spit us out.  Revelation 3:15.  Read it from a King James.  Is that what we want God to see in us? I pray God does not see that in me.   

But, I know, that I know, according to the word of God, that things are changing in the spirit realm.  And prophesy, will be fulfilled.  Christ, will return.  And are we ready?  Truly ready?  Are we doing, all that we can for Christ.  Knowing how his great sacrifice was?  Are we hiding our lights, under a bushel?

Are we witholding truth from ourselves, because we are too lazy, to open the word of God?  And asking God for understanding, to know what His word means?  There are many mysteries to God, but he set it up, that we would seek him.  That we would call on His name, that we would learn principles, to live a better life.  For ourselves, and for others.  To be blessed, so we can be a blessing.

The Passion of Christ compels me.  To reach out, even in my writing, but to be an extension of love.  To obey God.  To do all I can for His Kingdom, so others can know, the truth, that really sets one free.  But then to grow.  To be renewed in the mind.  So that yes, you receive your salvation.  But then you continue on that journey knowing, what Christ did for you, but knowing, he did it, so you could reach your potential.  By the word of God.

Dear ones, does not the passion of Christ compel you as well?  It is time, to grow, out of our baby ways, and grow to be the army of God, the people of God, the teachers of God, the inspiration of God, that He has called us all to be.  Each one of us has a gift, whatever it may be.  Please, for the sake of Christ, and His sacrifice.  Be moved, with compassion, as He was, and be compelled.  For the Passion of Christ.  Today, is the day of Salvation.  Be a light, be a testimony, be bold.  Be with God, with your armor  on.  Quenching the fiery darts of the enemy.  Ephesians 6:11  Read it from a King James. 

Today accept what Christ did for you, believe, repent, and then grow, be renewed in your mind. (see the link of Salvation below)

And let the Passion of Christ compel you.

Just my thoughts, with love, Elena Ramirez

Father, I thank you, and Praise you for my Salvation.  I thank you for what Christ did for each one of us.  Lord, I do feel compelled, to just reach out, to others, to inspire, to speak truth, to shout out,  “Look what the Lord has done for me.”  For you have done great things in my life.  And daily, my walk grows with you.  Daily, my relationship grows, where I see the potential, of who I can be.  Yes, I know, that I know who Christ is, and that does help me to see, who I really can be in you.  Lord, help us, take the blinders off of our eyes, to see our potential.  To neither be cold nor lukewarm, but to be someone who is in the spirit of Christ.  Compelled, to be the best, we can be, because of Christ, and His sacrifice.  Lord, thank you, and just help us to be a light, that shines for you.  Help us to be used by you, to bring the lost to your throne.  To avoid, for eternity, the curse of hell.  Thank you Jesus, for your sacrifice.  It compels me, to serve you, and Father God, by the holy spirit, with Love.  Thank you.  For my salvation….In Jesus name.  Amen

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