WHEN YOU SEE A FRIEND GO TO THE DARK SIDE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3886There are signs, there are signals, one might see, if they have a friend, that goes to the dark side.

And you grieve for them, because you love them.  But you cannot do anything.  Because God gives us a choice.  Its always a choice.

But when someone, purposely has pride, will not be humble, will not forgive, will not communicate, will believe a lie, and actually fight you, to maintain all that, hate.  

Well….all you can do is walk away.  When someone, will bring up offenses, over and over again, that is not forgiving.  

See, the enemy, has deceived them.  And when any of us, purposely disobey God in matters of forgiveness, well, thats giving place to the enemy.  Thats going to the dark side.  

See, our words do matter.  When one makes a commitment, to love God, and love one another, one takes it to heart.  You don’t just say it when its convenient, or when its going good.  But through all times.  

But I was not the one who made the choice to close the case but her.  And, to depart from that, is a choice, and its a choice, that brings darkness.  God sees.  

Scripture says, a friend, loves at all times, not when its convenient.  Or when, everything is alright.  Love, does love through, the disagreements, the silence, and even, the hate.  

See, I know, I love someone, someone, I called a sister, a friend, who for so much showed friendship and loyalty, to me, but when it came down to it, she was not accountable, to her own behavior.  I still love this person, but I see, she has stepped into the darkness.  And now I just grieve for her.  

Because now she is just someone, who wants nothing to do with me, ever again.  And I respect that.  It does hurt, but I am grateful, I have my armor on, and I will quench those fiery darts from the enemy, that he uses, from my frien-enemy to throw at me.  

I am careful, always, to offer forgiveness, because I know myself, that if we are not pleasing God in this, He will not forgive us.  And the record shows I did. But she rejected it.  

I may have made mistakes, in fact, I know I did, in friendship with this person, I am thinking about.  But the grace was not there for me.  And I kept seeing it, and yet I offered grace, but she would not.  She offered me the silent treatment, closed the case, and let obscenities be spoken about me.  That is not love.

So, when you don’t see grace, that is a signal, that this person, has their blinders on.  Sad thing is, if you keep your blinders on, and do not obey God,  You can miss it.  And walk right into the enemies camp, of darkness.  And he only comes to kill, steal and destroy.  Even friendships, based on prayer, and God.  Especially those kind, and that was the kind of friendship we had, at one time.  

Sad thing is though, when you see other friends, contribute to that, and take sides, well they have gone to the dark side with that person.  I REBUKE THAT, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.  I MARK THAT, AND WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM EITHER. 

We pray for people, but we also know, its a choice.  You want to pull them out of the fiery flames, but when people silence you, want nothing to do with you.

 You go, on, with Christ.  Christ said, as His disciples, we were to love one another.  He said, that we were to forgive.  He said, that love would show we were His disciples.  I have tried, but I am done.  

I will try and not write about this person, ever again, concerning this person.  Because this person, did not care, that she wounded me.  But this is how I heal.  And I have nothing further to say, you see, I tried. And I know it.

I have so many cards from this person, so many reminders, of a commitment, that she just forgot about.  So I may do some purging, of gifts, and reminders. 

Make sure you have done all you can in love, and forgiveness, and let the record reflect that.  Because there is one.  And God sees.  

If you can relate to my friend, I  implore you to repent to God.  I don’t expect an apology at this point, from her, but if I can warn someone, don’t go to the dark side.  

BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.  JOHN 13:35  KJV.  

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez 

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FOR HAPPILY EVER AFTER IF I COULD WARN GIRLS AND WOMEN OF THIS I WOULD ~ 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

To live happily ever after….

If I could warn girls and women of this I would….and that is don’t give yourself away.

Don’t take your sexuality, and give it to any man, without marriage.  Without God, without holiness.  

Don’t sell yourself short, and lose something that is precious to God, and to you, and that is virtue.

Virtue.  No body talks about virtue any more.  Nobody, tries to instill that in our society.  Or teach that to our women.  

Well I will.  And it may fall on deaf ears….  

But, when I even see a Christian organization, using wording that mentions prostitution as a “high class call girl”:  To describe a womans journey to know God, and they describe her as that, what kind of message is that?  

There is nothing high class, about a woman, desperate, enough, to sell her body, to get money.  To have someone pay to use her, that is nothing short of prostitution.  I don’t understand call it sin!  Sin made her a prostitute.  

So our society, and our world, and even Christian organizations do not see the evil of this.  Or the danger.  Or the sin.  You know we all make mistakes.  We all want to believe in love.  We want to hope that when sex happens its with the right person.  But God has a way, of showing us that is wrong.  Its called sin.

And we really should take it to heart.  We really should see, God called us to holiness.  He called us to honor Him in this.  

So we live in this society, that every where you turn, sexuality is promoted.  And it contributes to so much heartache, even sexual diseases, and truth of the matter is, when a woman gives herself to a man.  She disarmed herself.  

You see, all is not fair, in love and war.  And when a woman gives herself to a man, he has taken that which is holy in the sight of God, and she is no longer worthy to be cherished.  Like the saying goes, why buy the cow, when you can get the milk free.  And women need to stop this!  Stop treating yourself like a piece of meat.  

Or giving in, to every man, or any man who can give you nothing.  But sadness, loneliness, heartache, and yes shame!  Just for a night.

Theres something to be said, about waiting till marriage.  There is something to be said, to honor God.  There is something to be said, about the mystery, between God, a man, and a woman, when holy matrimony is presented before this sexuality can be uncovered.  It makes the foundation stronger.  It brings true love, to a man and a woman, who can grow into love, with each passing day.  It gives them both something to look back on, and say, we did it Gods way.  

I know, that this is true, because I will be honest, every man I met, who did not want to honor me in this way, I walked away from.  And when I met my husband, he listened to me, and he agreed.  We waited till marriage.  

I saw my worth.  I saw, I needed God more then ever.  I saw I needed to obey God.  I saw all of my mistakes, and I saw how life was passing me by.  I saw how sin destroys lives.  And I saw I needed to do things the way of the Lord.  I saw that I had to be strong in this.  I saw I could not waver.  I saw that my happiness depended on Gods blessings more then ever.  And HE does bless.  

I think when a woman learns this, repents to God, and sees the error of her ways, she is on the path, to doing it the way of Christ.  Not the world.  And it makes a difference folks, in the relationship.  I know, my husband and I are, evidence of this.  

Sin is a natural destroyer.  It comes to kill, steal and destroy, and that means your personal happiness.  In the spirit, we may not understand everything about it, but when sin is present, the presence of God, is not there.  But when God is in the midst of a couple, who do things His way, there is power.  In holiness, without sexuality first.  There is love.  For God is love.

I know this is my secret for a happy marriage.  I know it.  And I do not judge anybody in this.  But I am telling you this, because it works.  I tell you this, because our little girls, see all this crap on t.v. and in the movies, that they don’t even try to hide, and it is not the natural thing to do.  If our girls learned this, from our women, we might have some integrity, some honor to show for it.  It produces holiness, which always brings God into the picture.

I just feel for women in this.  I am sad so many do not have happy marriages.  Or a mate, who is ordained from God.  

Men should treat women with respect.  Men should also promote abstinence before marriage.  They can live happily ever after too.  Dont take that which belongs to God.  Before holy matrimony.  

But we see so much of this animalistic approach, that says, try it out before you buy it.  What a cheap, and degrading approach this is.  This does not satisfy the heart.  No, not at all because it removes the one true ingredient, and that is God.  And God is love.  

All I know, is that on earth as it is in heaven.  There is a covenant, between God and women, and men.  And when sin is present, that covenant will not hold, it will not stand, it breaks.  Adultery…..

I write about this in my book.  How to have Faith.  The title of the chapter is my Secret to true love.  And this is it.  

http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com 

Christ will return friends.  And He is coming for a church, a body of people that is without spot and blemish.  

THAT HE MIGHT PRESENT IT TO HIMSELF A GLORIOUS CHURCH, NOT HAVING SPOT OR WRINKLE, OR ANY SUCH THING, BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE HOLY AND WITHOUT BLEMISH.  Ephesians 5:27.  KING JAMES.  

Read this, and see, if God was in your marriage.  It would not have any blemish.  Repentance.  Cleans the slate.  

You know you could start all over again.  If you only would see the value of virtue.  If you let the Lord build your house.  ABSTINENCE.  

Being old fashioned, is not a bad thing, it really is a good thing, and sometimes we have to judge ourselves.  We have to see the error of our ways.  We have to see what works, and what does not.  And I am telling you this.  Because it does work.  

Holiness works, for true love.  For a happy marriage.  If I could save your marriage, then that means Christ saved you, to find that happiness.  

So you met this wonderful guy?  Great.  But don’t give yourself away.  And don’t give what could be the only thing you have to ensure, you can live happily ever after.  Let God build your house.  Psalm 127:1  KING JAMES.  

EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT, EXCEPT THE LORD KEEP THE CITY, THE WATCHMEN WAKETH BUT IN VAIN.  

God has a plan for your life.  Never sell yourself short.  When with God you can have the best.  

WHO CAN FIND A VIRTUOUS WOMAN?  FOR HER PRICE IS FAR ABOVE RUBIES.  PROVERBS 31:10  KING JAMES.  

Invite me to your ladies group, church, or function, and I would be glad to share with you this truth.  

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

 

BULLIES NEED TO REPENT TO GOD ~ 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

You might have a nice view, but you cannot see the bars that contain you. In your own device of jail.

Bullies, they are every where.  I think more so, then ever.  And you pray, you are delivered away from a bully.  I have met a few bullies, in my lifetime, to hurt me, and I pray, never to meet one again.  Nor to be one.  

But may God deal with the bullies that hurt innocent people.  And He will.  This is why I even write from the beginning bullies need to repent to God.  

AN EVIL MAN SEEKETH ONLY REBELLION:  THEREFORE A CRUEL MESSENGER SHALL BE SENT AGAINST HIM.  PROVERBS 17:11.  

When you are young, and just trying to grow, trying to learn, trying to be accepted, and then you meet a bully, it can change your perspective.

The first time, I met a bully, who hurt me, was in my school, in Junior High.  She was in my gym class.  After gym, for no reason, other then her hate, she hit me, in the nose.  She broke my nose.  There was no argument, or anything or any reason to do this.  She just did it.  

But even if there was, one should not react to people like that.  She hurt me, for years afterwards by that one attack.  That I have had to deal with physically.  And I won’t get into details.  

Her name was Pat.  And I will always remember her.  I remember, my mother, going to her home, and talking to her mother.  No apology, no sense of the wrong.  She was in denial.  

I guess I am writing about bullies this morning, because I had an interesting conversation with a “friend” on social media.  

Her name is Pat.  And her post yesterday, was about her daughter, and grand children.  She was actually laughing, with pride, that her daughter, who is now an adult, was having to deal with a child, who is now a bully.  Because the daughter was a bully.  And the cops, actually paid her a visit, with a warning.  I am not sure of all the details.  But what I sensed was a defiance, and that she felt justification.  She was belligerent and was strangely, oddly, so prideful, in this, that she did not see the wrong of it.  As she laughed.  

I confronted her.  And just told her, I thought, her humor was odd, and that this was not funny.  And I explained to her a little of my history, with this girl who broke my nose.  And that, history repeats itself.  Why would she be proud of a bully?  Her grand babies could reap the same, from someone else.  The consequences could cause this person to also be disciplined with jail etc.  

You do not go around, hurting people.  Being a bully.  Its wrong in the sight of God.  She could not handle the truth.  So she unfriended me.  But I still pursued it, and sent her a message.  That I was trying to be her friend, but friends are honest, and say truth.  I told her to repent.  Its a spiritual thing, that has latched on to her, and her family, and the only thing that can break the curse of it, is the love, and blood of Jesus Christ.  Will she do it?  I have no idea, if she even got my message.  

You have to teach your kids love.  They see this, they learn from it. It can be a generational curse.  But you have to break it.

It even begins with the way you treat animals.  With compassion, because they are helpless.  

A RIGHTEOUS MAN REGARDETH THE LIFE OF HIS BEAST: BUT A THE TENDER MERCIES OF THE WICKED ARE CRUEL.  PROVERBS 12:10  

But it made me think, how much we see, even in the news, or we can relate in our own lives.  That bullies do exist.  For whatever reason, power, or money, or prestige, or even the lack of these things, can make people be mean, cruel, and they turn into bullies.  Even with rejection.  The enemy, and his ugly characteristics is to kill, steal, and destroy.  But Christ came to give life.  The mind can deceive people.  The battle can be won in the mind.  But one must strive to have the mind of Christ.  In love.  

Even in this presidential campaign, there is one bully, we all see.  This bully speaks truth sometimes, but there is something about this bully, that is intimidating, because this bully wants to be the president of the United states.   

With power, one can do much.  Good or evil.  But if we do not harness, and control, with the grace of God any kind of personal power we have.  We have lost control.  We have to see the error of our ways.  Someone who is a loose cannon, with their emotions.  I don’t trust.  

There are bullies in and on the internet.  They say things, to others, that they might not normally say to people in life, but they say things, to hurt, as they hide behind their computers.  Cowardly.  

Bullies, can be cowards.  Because their boldness, their outrage, to hurt, usually comes by hurting someone who cannot defend themselves, so they can look powerful.  

Love makes you consistent.  In a pattern with Christ.  To be kind, compassionate, and considerate of others.  Not to react, with a bully mentality, that only wants to hurt.  Thats actually evil.  

You know, this attack, I got as a young girl.  Taught me to be a warrior.  I will not let myself, be intimidated, or helpless.  I know how to defend myself.  Spiritually, I pray to God.  He defends me.  He deals with my enemies.  And I know He does.  I have seen some who have hurt me, receive correction.  This has taught me to forgive.  You see, scripture tells us, we reap what we sow.  Some would call it Karma, but thats not scriptural.  You need to see it from scripture.  King James scripture.  

But even physically, He taught me how to fight, and fight back.  I cannot even count the many fights, I was involved in.  Growing up, I grew up around a lot of bullies myself.  And that strange spirit, can be caught like a cold.  For there were times myself, being in that environment, I was a bully.  Not proud to say it.  But I was. 

Not much, of one.  But the tendency was there.  People learn this. We can all learn, from the “Pats” in our lives.  And you don’t want it in your life.  You need God, and Christ to always be the example.  

God has been so good to me.  But some of my problems.  Some of my heartache is because of bullies.  Its not a healthy thing. To be a bully.  It is not.  You may think you are entitled to be one.  But its ugly.  Bullies really do have to repent.  And why, because again, you do not want to reap it in your own life.  

THE MERCIFUL MAN DOETH GOOD TO HIS OWN SOUL, BUT HE THAT IS CRUEL TROUBLETH HIS OWN FLESH.  PROVERBS 11:17. 

Bullies need to repent.  And thats all I have to say on the subject.  

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO? ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?

There are thoughts, that tell you, your just fine the way you are. That God is not mad at you, that grace is sufficient. But I always look at subliminal messages, and what they don’t say as well.

You see, these kind of messages, do not challenge you to grow. They do not challenge you, to be the best you can be in Christ. They do not help you, or motivate you to go for the highest prize in Christ. In fact, some of them, make you think once saved always saved. Not if you sin. Without repentance. There goes the lack of fear of God, and we are called to fear God. I am not going to sugar coat this.

They make Christians lazy to be honest. Some of these messages are from high profile ministries, and the body of Christ accepts this. Not knowing the difference.

You need to know the difference!  You need to know what Gods Holy word says.  You cannot leave your salvation, in the ways of religion. Or people, who are apt to sin themselves.  You have to grow, with Christ!

Sin is sin, not just “moral failure.”  It needs to be said, it needs to go to the root of it, and call it for what it is, and let the true blood of Jesus cover it!

And we have so much to do, and to achieve in Christ. Unless a Christian changes His thinking, it will be “stinking thinking.” We are called to have the mind of Christ.

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that He may instruct him?  But we have the mind of Christ.  I Corinthians 2:16.

Yes one moment you accepted Christ, yes, He put clean clothes of righteousness on you, but if you turn around, and put that dirty garment back on, your right where you started. Sin will do that, and many do not talk about sin, but we do need to know it separates us, from God. Thinking has to change. Sin, It can remove or blot out your salvation.

Folks, don’t accept these flaky messages, that do not cause you to grow. Remember we are on a vine, and with Christ we do grow. But without Him we cannot, and He is a holy God. He does not accept sin, He takes it away! But we have to ask.

This is how we get rid of the devil by repenting to God by Jesus Christ!  Because if you do not he has every legal right to be there!  Plead the blood of Jesus and repent!

Even if you thought you did good. Did you know, your righteousness will be forgotten, if you have sinned again without repentance? Did you know, this scripture?

WHEN I SHALL SAY TO THE RIGHTEOUS, THAT HE SHALL SURELY LIVE; IF HE TRUST TO HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND COMMIT INIQUITY, ALL HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED; BUT FOR HIS INIQUITY THAT HE HATH COMMIT, HE SHALL DIE FOR IT. Ezekiel 33:13.

King James Bible, the only Bible, I use and recommend for pure thoughts, not changed, not corrupted.  

With Love, in Christ my savior, Elena Ramirez

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LETTING GO OF THE MEAN STREAK~ARE YOU A MEAN OR CRUEL PERSON?


A cactus, if provoked can be cruel to the touch......

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul:  but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.  Proverbs 11:17.  Are you your own enemy in this, by submitting to being mean and cruel in your spirit?  You are hurting yourself.  You need to see this.

I feel led to write about the “Mean Streak” that can be in everybody.   Some people are better at being mean, and cruel, then most.  But, it can be evident, in any soul.

It can be a motivator, to do terrible things, and it can, sadly, be the destruction of some. What causes that mean streak?  To ignore it, and I really don’t hear anybody addressing this, but what causes someone who is going about their business, and all of a sudden, a prompting, of whatever it may be, will provoke, or instigate someone to release, that mean streak?

The devil himself is behind that, so beware!

Sometimes, it can be our environment, the way we are raised.  It could and will influence us greatly.  If your parents, displayed that mean, streak, you could also pick it up.  Now, I don’t want to confuse this with discipline.  For discipline, can be done, in love.  Christ corrects us, in love.  And if we listen to his voice early, the consequences of our sins, or the product of our actions, can be dealt with, compassion, or with at least, a lack of harshness.  Some were not corrected  or disciplined in love, so they do have that mean streak.

It is a behavior, and one should be taught at an early age, to love, and to be kind.  We have heard so many reports, of children who abused, animals, etc.  and then grew up, being an abuser.

It can be a learned behavior.  That you can change with the help of God.  A change of heart.  But I will just say this upfront, if you do not know Christ as your Lord and savior, and accepted him, as Lord, and savior, you will not have any success in trying to change this.  So, first priority, is to go to his throne, and make it right with him, for your salvation.

For, if we continually disobey God, and go on doing whatever it is, that is wrong in his sight, over, and over again.  We may very well reap, the severity of the crime, of sin.

Maybe thats why I feel led by the Holy spirit to write about this.  About letting go of the “mean streak.”  Maybe someone deals with this often, and it controls you.  Maybe, you need to see this, because you are headed, for destruction, because of this emotion, or trait, that is really going to be your downfall.  Because you do not control it, it controls you.  And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the of the lofty shall be humbled.  But the Lord of host shall be exalted in judgement and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.  Isaiah 5:15-16

And you have been known to have fits of rage, and anger, and you get mean.  And ugly.  Very ugly.  For it is ugly, very, very ugly.  And when you hear of people, who have done mean things to someone, or something, especially someone helpless, or who is unable to protect themselves from someone like that, it is called “abuse”  You hear of abuse to helpless, critters, animals, or wife abuse, spousal abuse.  Word abuse, and being mean, on, and on, and on.  Sadly, and this produces people who are adults, who were children, victims of abuse.  So recognize this….Again, I warn you, change, because that kind of cruelty, will not be shown any mercy by God.  Children are very vulnerable, and need protection, and love.  So, I emphasize this…..

Matthew 18:4 Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea!  Woe unto the world because of offences!  for it must needs be that offences come, but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!  

Matthew 18:10-11  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My father which is in heaven.  For the son of man is come to save that which is lost.  

It is a spirit of being “mean and cruel.”  Many people have done mean things, and then they regret it later.  But the goal really should be, to recognize, that it can exist, in ANYONE and to bring it to the obedience of Christ.  And when I say anyone, I mean and know, it can be anyone.  No one is exempt, from this.  One must always be aware of this.  Even Christians.

For, I have seen, and heard, even Christians be mean, and you wonder why, would a Christian, say or do something that is mean, let alone, your average person, who does not know Christ. Yet they are mean….The key to nipping it, is identifying it as a problem.  And until, someone, really stops, and recognizes, it can be a problem, or it is a problem, will not do anything about it.

I will just say this here, I believe it is an issue of the heart.  And only Christ can change it, but you have to want to do something about it.  Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked:  but that the wicked turn from his way and live:  turn ye from your evil ways, for why will ye die, Oh house of Israel?  

But in not doing anything about it, thats like a time bomb, getting ready to explode.  I know, I can write about this, because I have had a mean streak.  Now, I haven’t been cruel to animals, or deliberately tried to hurt someone.  But, when provoked, or even, testing people, I have been mean to some in the past.  A rudeness, a mean spirit, would be obvious.  Especially, when I was frustrated, or just dealing, with life, and it was not going my way.  And that is not of Christ.  I have repented of it.

I don’t know, if its a power trip, one goes through, to express, strength, but thats the wrong way to go about finding your inner strength.  Venting, or whatever.  But….That does not come from God, but from the devil himself.  So, one must know this, recognize this, and bring it again, to the obedience of Christ.

All I know, is when Christ, truly became my Lord, and savior, something changed in me.  It did not happen over night, and many issues, that I dealt with, throughout my life, including, anger, self-esteem issues, hurt, sadness, discouragement, and even learning to not be mean, had to be worked out, and is still being worked out in my life.

The key though, is knowing, what Gods word says, renewing your mind, and spirit, with the word of God.  Loving, others, as the goal.  Loving God.  First and foremost.  Kindness, and compassion, by Christ, has been my role model, to fashion myself after.  Gods great love for us…..

Thus, speaketh the Lord of hosts saying, Execute true judgement and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother.  And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor, and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.  Zechariah 7:9-10.  

Thinking, and meditating on Gods word, on doing the right thing, in the sight of God.  Letting his love, and compassion, and kindness, be the example.  Christ taught us how to be kind, how to be forgiving, how to deliver us from that spirit of being mean.  By who He is.  PRAYING….

It is always a choice.  You have to make the decision, to change.  And in “practicing” kindness, and love, and forgiveness, deliverance from anger, you are reinforcing who you are in Christ.  Let it go.  Let go of the meanness.  Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.  And be ye kind one to another tenderhearted, forgiving, one another, even as God for Christs sake hath forgiven you.  

Forgive those who have been mean to you.  Do not recompense, evil for evil.  Recompense to no man evil, for evil.  Provide things honest in the sight of all men.  Romans 12:17 Turn the cheek like Christ tells us.  Walk away.  You don’t have to be with those who bring out that mean streak in you either.  Walk in love, be loving, love your enemies.

But let go of that mean streak, and let Christ, do a new and wonderful thing to your heart.  From moment to moment, trust him, and let his love, his spirit, be your guide.  He will guide you by the Holy spirit.  Now is a good time, to go to his throne, and ask him to take it away from you.  Let my Prayer of Hope, and honor, help you get to that place.

In His love….Just my thoughts, with love, Elena Ramirez

Father, I come before you humble.  Lord, I pray this prayer, for I see this in me, I repent of it.  Forgive me.  Change me, Lord, I do not want to hurt anyone, or my ownself, by being mean.  Take away this mean spirit.  Replace it with love, compassion, mercy, and kindness.  Help me not to react rudely, or harshly, when I am confronted, or even in a situation, that I have no business to be that way.  Lord, I seek you, to change my heart, to please you.  I forgive those who may have even taught me to be mean, by their example.  I release it.  Take it, as I even put it in a box, here before your throne, and you will seal it, and take it away from me.  For my own release.  I praise you, and thank you, knowing you have given me a new heart, a change of heart, for thy namesake.  In Jesus name.  Amen 

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