Don’t undermine someones pain or sorrow. I tell myself this as well, because I have learned to put on my own armor, when I see, or sense pain or sorrow in myself, and others.
I have to keep my armor on. Or I would fall apart. I would not be effective for the Kingdom of God. I cannot walk in my way, but the way of Christ. So no song of self-righteousness, will make me stronger. But the righteousness of Christ. Not my self-righteousness.
So when I see people with no compassion. No understanding, no comprehension of someones pain. Including their own. I wonder why they react the way they do.
No one, understands our own pain, more then Christ, since He suffered for our sins. For He was compassionate, He was love, He was truth, He was a Physician, He was so much more, that we have to use as an example.
But we have to go to Christ. I know I do….and I do.
When I sense silence, or no offering of compassion, to those that are hurting. Or if I see someone being mean spirited, I wonder why is there no sense of compassion?
You see, we never know, why people are the way they are. What contributed to their coldness, or their passiveness, or even their own mean spirit. So many times, you see people who are rude, or mean, but they don’t know how to give it to Christ. In fact, many that are that way, deny God. So when people deny the only true source for healing, they use others as a scapegoat for their pain.
They get self-centered, selfish, and prideful. And you have to look real close, or you will not have compassion for that miserable soul.
I don’t often share my own pain, or sorrow, because I have learned to give it to God. I have found people don’t always know how to react to others pain. Or how to console.
Yet, there are things that it just does not seem as if they will heal in my own life, until I stand before God. So I sometimes hide my pain, or saddness.
And all I know, is that, I cannot lose my sense of who God is, amidst the pain I sometimes feel, and let that control me. I cannot.
But it does make me look at people through eyes, that have hurt, to give someone compassion. Sweet kind, and beautiful compassion.
Compassion, that is love. That Christ told us to give to one another. Even our enemies. How wise our Lord is. How everything connects, when we use love. How it solves problems, heals wounds, and brings peace. It is a commandment.
So as I write about this, please think about how you deal with people. Maybe you have reason to be angry with someone. Maybe someone has hurt you deeply. Maybe, though, if you tried to understand, what molded them to be that way, you can release your own forgiveness, with compassion, to not react with an eye for an eye to them. Maybe you can stop someone from doing mean, or evil, because you are compassionate.
God only knows why people are the way they are. But I have learned, on my own. I don’t have to embrace that kind of spirit, to grow. To grow in Christ means, I have love, for others, and myself, to not get caught up in things.
I just pray, for those who are grieving, angry, or hurt. Maybe you will have this pain, or sorrow, that I understand, that does not seem to go away. But I pray, you are always comforted with love.
I never want to undermine your pain. But don’t undermine my pain either.
And why I search for God so much. Unless you have walked in my shoes, or I in yours, all we can do is comfort each other. But to be mean, and to devalue your pain, or mine, is not productive. What produces fruit in our lives. Is love….with compassion.
WHO CAN HAVE COMPASSION ON THE IGNORANT, AND ON THEM THAT ARE OUT OF THE WAY, FOR THAT HE HIMSELF ALSO IS COMPASSED WITH INFIRMITY. HEBREWS 5:2 KING JAMES.
FINALLY BE YE ALL OF ONE MIND, HAVING COMPASSION ONE OF ANOTHER, LOVE AS BRETHREN, BE PITIFUL BE COURTEOUS.
MARK 1:41. KJV.
AND OF SOME HAVE COMPASSION, MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
JUDE 1:22. KJV.
Just my thoughts,
The promptings from God, require that sometimes you have to be extreme and take a stand. Even here to say, I am a Christian author, tells others, that I am a servant of God. So as a servant of God, I sense and see that this comes with great responsibility. Because of who God is, and His plan.
What I have learned, is God is very strategic. He has a plan for everything, and when things come together, there are miracles, there are answers, and there is evidence. And this always gives God glory.
So because I know that, I have to discipline myself sometimes to take a stand, and yes be extreme.
Growing up, I always tried to take the middle road. I tried to avoid conflict but it somehow or another found me. I tried to do things my way, and well, if any of you know me, that did not turn out too well.
I wanted to sing, and be another Diana Ross, that did not turn out well. But, yet, I knew if I wanted to sing, I had to stand in front of an audience. I did. I sang. And I was not a bad singer for the most part, though, I can laugh a little about it now, but I would sing spanish songs, and I did not know the words, I just imitated the words.
People saw through that. I saw through that, and I gave up. Maybe I could have tried at it harder but I gave up. I did not like the lifestyle. I did not like being in bars.
I did not know Christ as my Lord and savior, so I was very misguided. I always say, I missed the boat, the plane, and the train. But did I? And in this cycle of life, success, can still come around….
Yet in my writing, well thats different, I do get extreme, and I do take a stand for who I am in Christ. I strive for truth. I speak Gods truth from my King James bible. And that gives me the greatest confidence, ever.
I know I was meant to write for the Lord. Success, well according to the worlds standards, I may not have accomplished that. But there is a real wonderful sense of just knowing truth, and knowing who God is, and being able to articulate it to someone. To perhaps help them. To share knowledge, to inspire someone, to bring truth. And yes to always try and give God the glory.
So, why am I writing this? Because I have learned, and I am still learning to stretch myself. To know, sometimes I have to get out of my comfort zone. Growing up again, I was not encouraged to do that. No one took me by the hand and said, Elena you have to be bold. You have to be strong, you have to do this.
In fact, maybe you can relate. But I have found, to survive sometimes, and yes thrive, you have to reach out, and grab the ring, and hold on. You have to try…..
I get frustrated with people, who do not try to grow. Who just take, but do not give. Who sit around on the sidelines. Yes, I know God loves them, and so do I, but they don’t inspire me. I like being around people, who try. I am inspired by those who know every day is gift from God, so they try to bless God in return.
But I have noticed, those that I admire, have a boldness, a confidence, a sense to reach out and try. When I see people, are just handed something, even in their looks, but they use it for the wrong thing, I think what a waste.
Now I have had confidence issues, self-esteem issues, but deep down inside, I know who I am in Christ. And Christ tells me I can do all things through Him. Phillippians 4:13. So I take that to heart. I don’t give up. I have not reached a measure of success, in my life financially.
But I live a good life, a clean life, a healthy life, and a life of love. With my family, my husband and son. With God front and center, in all my thoughts, and decisions. And the love I have….they are gifts, but gifts I do not take for granted. Yet, I still long to do something great, to at least say I accomplished this, and for God.
So maybe my inspiring you, can be that great thing you can do. You see, just getting by, just standing on the sidelines, may make you safe, or so you think, but what if God wanted to use you for something, and you don’t want to take that stand?
You might, you could miss out, on the greatest opportunity that ever came your way. “Could have, would have, should have”…..might be the questions you asked yourself. If you are not bold, and extreme.
So you have to be prayed up. You have to just make a commitment, to be ready for that opportunity. It may just require you to be bold, and take a stand, and be extreme. Get the word of God, the King James word….because to be honest the enemy will try to stop the plan of God in your life. And you always need a defence.
Just remember this, and I guess this is the scripture that inspired me, but I don’t want to be ‘lukewarm” in life. Neither cold nor hot. And when I stand before God, I don’t want him to say I missed it. Over and over again. Something about pleasing God motivates me, and inspires me…
SO THEN BECAUSE THOU ART LUKEWARM, AND NEITHER COLD NOR HOT, I WILL SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH. Revelation 3:16.
Because you know that if you ask Him, He will use you. It may feel uncomfortable, but you will grow, and gain a strength, and a sense of who you are so much, that it will build your confidence.
So get ready, to be bold, and extreme. And then just walk into your calling, and blessings.
Much love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez
I know that this may sound strange, to some especially who do not understand, this love of Christ. They do not understand, because they have not totally given Him their hearts….
But I want to be in love with Jesus so much, that I want to give Him my heart every day. Like when I first received Him in my Salvation.
I want my heart tender, and broke, knowing what He did for me on that cross, that I never, ever want to sin purposely again. I want to love what He loves, and yes hate what He hates, but having such a peace in my heart, that I would not give place to the enemy.
That anything of the enemy, would not be received in my heart. That the Love of God, which is the armor of God would protect me. So that the ploys, the tactics of the enemy would not take affect to change me, or to be mean spirited, cruel, or harsh. So I would not be selfish, or vain, or do or yes, feel anything that grieves the Holy Spirit.
For this makes a heart ugly, and cold. And to be honest, this scares me, greatly. Because I know the love of Christ.
No, I don’t want anything, that would take away that sweet spirit of God. Fame, money, even favor, is not worth it, if it would change me, to lose that sense of who Christ is.
Oh dear friends, as I grow older and wiser, in who I am in Christ. I realize how precious our salvation is. It is to be cherished, it is to be honored, and respected.
The enemy, does want to deceive so many before Christ returns, and it wounds my heart, as it does Christ to see Christians, doing things like the world does.
Like unforgiving, or hating, other people, or just being uncaring, and unloving. They don’t know some of them, that they have been deceived, but those ugly spirits, have taken control of them, and I believe many have lost their salvation. They are not taught to guard it protect it, and be aware of how the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy.
Or if they have, they have disregarded the promptings, the sweet voice of Christ, that warns us, if we listen.
Isaiah 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before Mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
Knowing, that love, yes sweet love, is what always makes a difference in a heart.
This is what truly won my heart to Christ to begin with, for I saw how great His sacrifice. And…when I saw that He healed my heart, to know how beautiful His love is. If I give Him, my heart, every day, He will guard it, with His love.
He will protect it as a precious jewel, but dear ones, I have my part, we all do, and if we do not let Jesus rule our heart, then we can open the spiritual door to things we would never want for even our enemies. Let Christ guard your heart.
I say it in love, but I hope you hear my words in your own heart. That you take to heart, how important it is in the fear of God as well, to be mindful, to be humble, soft, and pliable in the masters hands.
To protect your heart from the ways of the world. Oh I pray this every day, that is why I say, I want to give my heart to Christ every day, so He can deliver me, protect me, and bless my heart, with His love. Another reason, why I will only use a King James Bible, to hear only His voice, and to not hear Gods voice only would be deception, if I listened to anything but Him.
Nothing, dear friends is worth losing the peace He gives us, the tender reassurance, of our Salvation. Nothing is worth that. Be very aware of the enemies tactics.
Only Christ can restore our hearts, even after salvation. For we can fall, and do come short of the glory of God. This is why I believe in daily repentance as well. May God guide you.
May you be inspired by His love, to make a commitment to daily give Him your heart. Much love, and with His thoughts, not mine, to remind you.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul, shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10.
A Prayer of Hope…
Lord, I ask that you protect my heart, guard it, prompt me, by your Holy spirit, to daily make a commitment to you, to remind me to be careful, and may I have the armor on and quench the fiery darts of your enemy. Help me to be not deceived by the cares of the world, or even let hate, anger, or a mean spirit, invade my thoughts, when Lord, your sacrifice was so great.
Lord help me to help others see that the enemy does deceive and we can lose our sense of you, by giving place to the enemy when we allow, yes allow hate, or anything that is not of you, in our hearts. Help keep my heart soft because of your love, dear Jesus, please help me…
You see this scares me if I would ever lose your love, and reassurance you give when we have given our hearts to you for guidance. I want to have a beautiful soul, that gives you glory, and nothing else, not for my glory, but for yours.
In Jesus name. Amen
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What “proof” do you have that any of these secret principles work?
The whole book is proof because I know. But if you are looking for “fruit” as proof. My marriage, to my husband is evident. I have true love. I have a marriage, that God has blessed. And there is a reason, why it is blessed. I give instruction, and yes definite reasons why in my book.
You see, I understand, how it feels to be lonely, broken, and lost. For many years, I thought, I missed the boat, plane, and train to true love. I thought I was doomed to not find true love. I walked alone for many, many years. Yes, I prayed for a mate. And God brought my husband, but what we did and did not do, has brought an everlasting love to our marriage.
I call it a Faith Secret principle to true love. It is not something, to be honest, I wanted to write about. But God instructed me to write about it. And I did, and this is the proof, I have. I have been married for over 25 years, and very happily. And I do attest this secret, to our success. In fact I know it. This is the proof.
I want you to grow in who you are, and yes, I do emphasize these principles, but if you are looking for true love, yes, I have the proof in my book, and I share it. It is chapter 26. THE SECRET PRINCIPLE OF MY FAITH TO TRUE LOVE.
Yes the proof is also who I am in Christ, and how I have changed, but that may not mean anything to you. Because you cannot see beyond your own loneliness, and loss of having someone to share life with. And I understand that. I was there, alone, broken and very lonely. I know the difference.
If you are lonely, and broken, and you have given up hope, about finding true love, I want to encourage you. Or if you are in a relationship, that needs to be fixed, this remedy can work as well. This can change. And yes, if you follow my instructions in this, that is in my book. I know you will find success and happiness. And yes true love. This proof may be what you need, for your own life to change. Yes it is my secret to true love, and it is proof to me, God has principles. And I obeyed.
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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,
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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Well, thats what God has given us. THE HOLY BIBLE. He has given us his word, so we can have instruction, to understand his truth, and commandments. So we can live well, so we can be free from the bondage of sin, and so we can know God. Before we leave this earth. Knowing Gods truth will prevent a life of hell on earth, and in hell, after one dies.
Come on now…..PLEASE, Just look at the reality of it. The truth of the matter, is, we all live on this earth, for a time, and then we pass, and death, takes us out of this world. It is inevitable. So, why would we not seek real truth, from God, who gives us his word, and gives us instruction, and truth, to help us live? What keeps us from reading the Bible, adapting the truths, to our lives, and living a life, that is fruitful, peaceful, and right in the sight of God?
The reason, well, there is a devil, and his goal, and objective, is to keep the truth from you. To blind you, so you do not see, that truly there is a way. That Jesus Christ, is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6 Bible truth reveals this.
And because of that, it also tells us that the devil wants to stop you from seeking truth from the Bible. II Corinthians 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
So are you going to let the devil deceive you? And steal the plan God has for you? Come on now, listen to this instruction. Here God calls out to us, and tell us…..
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (read the rest of this chapter a beautiful promise, and reminder from God.)
Sometimes, you have to get to the bottom of the barrel, to realize you need to do something. You have to make up your mind, to try a different approach to life. Everything, goes wrong, there is no peace, you feel empty, and you may even feel like giving up on life period. And taking your own life. Dear one, please don’t even do that, or consider it. Your life, is of value, great value. God has a plan for you. I know. The difference. I have been at the bottom of the barrel. I was lost. No one cared, but God. Oh sure, I had a couple of friends. But they were as lost as I was. So, I had to even let go of them, because they were not helping me. They were not good examples. So sometimes, you have to let go of things and people, and just seek God, to get out of that rut. And thats what I did. I had to start some where. If you are not at the bottom of the barrel, and see you need truth anyway, that is wisdom from God. The deception of your being o.k. could also mean, you are just not seeing truth, and deceived by a false sense of wellness. When really your soul, could be at stake.
Anyway, here I was lost, broken, and a mess. And I had to do something quick. I think now in retrospect, if I had not turned to God, and his word, I would be dead by now. I was on a self-destructing road…..
So, I started with the Bible. Now when I began searching, the Bible, I began seeing some truths, to who I was. I realized. I was a sinner. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23. But right after that scripture is the remedy, in the Bible. And are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forebearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished – He did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
Seeing this, scripture, and all of Gods word, will bring understanding, that you don’t have to stay in your sin. You can have a changed life, a new beginning a new hope. I love Gods word for that very reason. It penetrates my heart, and mind, and changes my view point. My intellectual level of thinking to believe. In God, who is greater than me, or my circumstances. His word, is not able to be corruptible. And if it is in our hearts, truly in our hearts, we are changed, transformed, to his likeness, according to his word. BEING BORN AGAIN, NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED, BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE, BY THE WORD OF GOD, WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOR EVER. I PETER 1:23. It cannot be corrupted. That is why it is so important, we put the word of God into our beings. Our lives….so we can function, in truth.
This is why I do read the King James Bible, because it has been preserved. I also recommend you read the King James Bible, with confidence. Knowing the scriptures are in tact, and there is nothing missing, or added, from the other translations. The goal, is to get a Holy Bible, and those others, are not, in my estimation.
Remember, Revelation 22:18-19. It warns us not to add or change it, and those that do are subject to lose their salvation. Read it from the King James Bible. Also read Proverbs 30:5-6, so you will not be counted with the liars, and see in Psalms 12:6-7, God has restored His holy word. The King James has been preserved for 400 years. Authorized. No copy rights. Where the others do, have copy rights, and they do it for the sake of money, not to make it understandable. For II Peter 1:20-21 tells us that the interpretation comes from the Holy Spirit.
This is very, important. And I pray you sense by Gods love, and the Holy Spirit, how important this is for your spiritual growth. You want to hear Gods voice clearly. Not with static. Not with part truth, and part mans thinking, where the context has been changed so the content is not the same. Think of it as a recipe, and the ingredients have changed the taste. God’s word is spiritual food.
I have seen God do great things! The truth though, even though God, reveals himself, he also hides himself. And in order to see him, or to understand him, you have to search through the Bible. You have to search for him, with all your heart. Praying, and sometimes, just going through the motions, till your faith kicks in.
I love writing on this subject, and I could go and on, but I just want to impart to you, to seek God. To seek basic instruction before leaving this earth. So, it will go well with you. So you can know truth to set you free. So your family will be blessed. So you can be healed. So you can have joy unspeakable. Even having prosperity.
But more than anything, knowing the love of God. Oh dear ones, how great it is to be in fellowship with him. It does more to the soul, that cannot even be put into words, when we develop our relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, and from his word.
But it comes with a price. Knowing, and seeking God, through his word. I know, it can be difficult. But at this point, no one could ever convince me or stop me from believing. God has been faithful to me. I love God for that. Yes, friends, there is a God, and he will bless, and change you, if you let him. I can’t see doing it any other way, but his way. His will be done. Its always better then my way…..
So for myself, I will continue for the rest of my life, knowing God through his word, by seeking him with his basic instruction, before leaving earth. Here are some scriptures that given more understanding of his word , and the benefits of the Bible. I pray, you see these keys of instruction, and they minister truth to you. And if anything change your mind.
Before you leave this earth……
1. The Bible is food for the spirit
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Deuteronomy 8:3
2. The Bibles truth illustrates Gods perfection
As for God, his way is perfect the word of the Lord is flawless. II Samuel 22:31
3. Gods Word from the Bible, creates results (speak it, claim this promise)
So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and acheive the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
4. Christ is the Word, and became flesh for us.
In the beginning was the Word, and the word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made, without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. John 1:1-5
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only who came from the father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
5. Letting Gods word live within you…..
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:15-17
6. Gods word is armor for your protection
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17
7. A goal the Word will accomplish as you learn Gods way to handle it.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of Truth. II Timothy 2:15
8. Knowing the Word of God is alive and God sees us, to know if we are seeking him in his Word.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to diving soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:12
9. Don’t just be a listener of the word, do what it says…..Remember it is basic instruction before leaving earth……
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourself. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and after, looking himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man (person) who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-he will be blessed in what he does. James 2:22-25
I hope my blog today blessed you, and so inspired you to seek “Basic Instruction Before leaving earth” Remember God loves you, so do I and I pray “Just my Thoughts” are Gods thoughts to bring that inspiration today….. Here is a link that I have found, (through brother Wes Suzawa see his blog as well on my main page)
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Blessings, and much love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez
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