THE SPIRIT OF DELUSION WHEN TRUTH IS IGNORED ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3776.jpgTHE SPIRIT OF DELUSION WHEN TRUTH IS IGNORED…..

When truth is actually ignored. When you love someone, and you may have discernment, about something, and you tell them, you try to warn them, and they reject it….ignore it….

Or they give you “intelligent” reasoning. Which I call ignorance….

Why is it ignorance? Because it is denying what God says, and someone is making a decision, that is contrary to what He commands and says. He doesn’t change folks. We do! And when we disobey, there are consequences.

Sadly….All you can do, is just pray for that person or persons….I have learned, you cannot argue about truth. It stands on its own merit.

If the spirit deceives you, to believe a lie, you won’t see the truth.

AND WITH ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH, BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED. FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE. II THESSALONIANS 2:10-11.  KJV

Its a spirit of delusion, that yes God allows, because you ignored His truth. One thing I have learned, God will not take you to the next blessing, if you have ignored, His correction. His truth, or even His servant. Remember Moses? And the stiff-necked people he dealt with? They walked around in circles, for 40 years….

This pride thing, about being rebellious, when truth is presented. Is purely disobedience in His eyes. It hurts a soul, when someone, rejects truth… The humble person, at least acknowledges it. Doesn’t debate it, doesn’t argue, and may even say thank you.

Wow what a concept.

The sad thing is, one then may ignore the one who ignored the truth, because they just won’t listen. What can one do? But shake the dust off.

Its not acting holier than thou, its love, its a warning. And someday God will show you again, if you ask Him. But do you really want to wait 40 years?

Live and learn….. I only wish, I had not been rebellious when I was.
Oh well….

To each their own….

By Elena Ramirez

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

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MOCKING AND DENYING GOD IS STUPID ~ 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…..
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THE HATERS OF THE LORD SHOULD HAVE SUBMITTED THEMSELVES UNTO HIM:  BUT THEIR TIME SHOULD HAVE ENDURED FOR EVER.  PSALM 81:15

I have to say this:  Mocking God is stupid.  And I guess, I came to this great revelation, because on social media, there are so many people, who want to mock God.  You can see a post, and just make a sweet little general comment, and the vultures come out.  

It is actually sad, that people have no respect.  Sure, I believe in free speech for others, but for myself as well.  And you just wonder, why someone would combat you so strongly, to deny God.  Or to deny free speech.  Or to make a mockery of something that is precious, and that is a belief in God.   To someone else.  Why?  

Why would someone, have so much animosity, to actually be rude, is disconcerting.  And to who it may concern, even reading here, I pray, that you would take my words to heart, because someday you are going to need God.  We all need Him.  He created us, to seek Him.  He created, us to call on Him, in times of trouble.  Life happens.  

But God…I know He can intervene.  He has for me, so many times.  A warning, an angel in disguise, a blessing.  A miracle.  A healing…. 

God has done so much for me, that I praise Him, and thank Him here.  No your talking to the wrong person, if you want to deny Him.  I know He is real.  I know, He exists.  I know, His love….

I truly believe, so many of our problems, in life, and society, could be stopped, or avoided, if we only had the fear of God, as He has called us to do.  

And yes, I am calling it for what it is, according to His word, and truth, from my King James Bible.  Fear.  We are called to fear God.  And when someone mocks an almighty God, who holds our lives in His hands, and yes our souls, to either send us to heaven or hell, and they have no fear, to even stop, and see the error of their ways, that is stupid! 

That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever.  Joshua 4:24.

I don’t understand this pride, to deny God.  To deny His healing power.  To deny just His protection at a moments notice.  How can any of us expect Him, to be available in time of need, if we don’t even honor Him?  I know many people do not believe.  It is their choice.  And God, our Lord Jesus, is a gentleman, He does not ever push Himself on any of us.  

But I guess, there was a time, when I was younger, that when you did not believe, you were at least courteous, to keep it to yourself.  Or you gave someone the benefit of the doubt.  But now a days, there is no respect.  I see horrible, rude, and insulting things, that I cannot even repeat, but are centered around God.  To insult, or to deny.  And yes, to His followers, in Jesus Christ.  

I implore you, to be careful.  You don’t want to believe in God, that is your choice….  But the Holy word of God says, every knee will bow.  Every tongue will confess Jesus is Lord.  

For it is written, as I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  Romans 14:11

And for someone to reject, mock, and insult the only one who could help you in time of need, is actually stupid for lack of a more gracious word.  

Because I would love to extend grace to you.  God would as well.  But because of who He is, and because He will not condone, or accept sin, He sent us His son, Jesus Christ, to take the penalty of our sins.  And when someone denies that great gift, they have hurt themselves so greatly here on earth, but for eternity.  No that is not too smart.  

And for those that persecute Christians, or make life hard for them, you have no idea, what curses you have brought to your own life.  But even future generations.  God says He will punish up to the fourth generation.  Those that deny Him, or even choose an idol.  

I just hope my words resonate with you.  To perhaps revaluate your stance.  You know, I denied God years ago, in my youth.  And those were the darkest days of my life.  And now, all these years, that I have been saved, I see, how stupid I was.  Yes, I humbly admit it.  I wish, I could go back, and change those times.  But, I live with the memories.  I live with the consequences of my foolish choices.  But for the rest of my life, and God only knows how long that is.  I will serve Him.  I will Honor God.  I will give glory to Him.  For forgiving me.  For giving me another chance.  And I praise Him, and know, with all my being, nothing is impossible with God.  

THINE OWN WICKEDNESS SHALL CORRECT THEE, AND THY BACKSLIINGS SHALL REPROVE THEE:  KNOW THEREFORE AND SEE THAT IT IS AN EVIL THING AND BITTER, THAT THOU HAST FORSAKEN THE LORD THY GOD, AND THAT MY FEAR IS NOT IN THEE, SAITH THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS.  JEREMIAH 2:19  

But even then, being as stupid as I was.  I never attacked someone for believing in God.  If anything, maybe someone inspired me.  But to purposely try and hurt, and insult someone for believing in God, comes from the devil, and is evil.  So no, even in my disbelief, I never tried to hurt anyone.    I hope you see this, and repent.  

You see, when you come against a Christian, or the work of God, you are messing with Gods plan, and His glory.  He did not let the devil steal His glory from the beginning, and He will not let someone steal it now.  There will be a price to pay!

So yes, I know the difference, and maybe that is why I can ask you, and implore you to be careful.  You see, your soul is at stake.  And all the things you call luck, have nothing to do with luck, but with who God is in His grace.  So if you are some body who hates, to mock, and insult, I pray you have a change of heart.  Before it is too late.  Before you need a miracle.  

You could still get it, you could change your outcome if you change now.  All you have to do is bow your head down, repent, and repent of the mockery you have made, and ask Christ in your heart.  Then change, your mind, your behavior, and LET CHRIST change your heart.  FOR HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN MAKE THAT DIFFERENCE!  

Read a good King James Bible, and hear the voice of God.  Not any other Bible, you want something uncorrupted.  

Because if you don’t you will only have yourself to blame, and for eternity, you will say in hell….why was I so stupid?  

Maybe this scripture will remind you what is ahead, for those who mock.  

Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption:  but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.  And let us not be weary in well doing:  for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  Galatians 6:7-9 

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

Please Note:  I wrote this, out of mere frustration, that people can be so rude.  And yet, I detect in myself, a harshness, that is so blunt here, it can also be considered rude.  But that really is not my intention.  Perhaps, my being blunt, and honest, can open someones eyes.  To see Fathers love.  To see His mercy, and kindness.  To see, how good God really is.  I really do love, and have love, because of Christ….oh if you had known me, in my youth, you would understand.  But, I pray that you would ensure your salvation with Christ.  I am not sure when Christ would return, but it could be soon.  Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.  Friend, and I call you friend, if you are someone who is searching, please, see the truth I tell you in this post, and see it as love.  Because Christ does love you.   Make it right with Him.  Live for Christ.  You will not regret it.  Elena

HOW TO CURE THE SPIRIT OF DEPRESSION ~ 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….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
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I call it a spirit of depression, because it is.  And when you understand, why things come and happen, you can fight it effectively.  You can get to the root of the problem.  

I address, this in view of what has happened recently, to the beloved, Mr. Williams.  And my disclaimer is this, for I do not know what “demons he dealt with”.  But there is one name greater then any demon, and that is Jesus Christ.  But I do understand the evil of it, and I will explain further.  

But I do so carefully, because as I see how it took the life of this beloved man, I am careful, because one never, ever knows what someone is going through, or has gone through.  This is one reason, we should always be sharing the gospel, and our own testimonies, because Jesus has made a difference in our lives.  And, this is why we must offer love to one another, as Christ commanded, and yes be very careful with judging.  Please I repeat, be careful, how you judge a matter or a person.  

And I bring it up, because I have dealt with depression in my life.  In my own life, I have seen it, and yes even in my mothers.  And I saw she never did overcome it, sadly, even to her, death.  For her depression, made her so angry, that she died sad, angry, and miserable.

And I am opening myself in some ways, yet, I am keeping a sense of privacy, as I express this, because I also guard myself.  

But depression, does come from the pit of hell.  We do deal with demons.  And when someone says that, it is not far from truth, because it is truth.  And if people could understand it, as a spirit first, then you can combat it.  You see, the enemy the devil, comes to kill, steal and destroy, and if he can do that, he will win.  Jesus, knew, that the enemy came to hurt us, in all aspects of our life, so Christ became the penalty of sin, to take the “legal” right from the devil.  But the devil will still try and hurt us, so we have to know how to take the word of God, and we have to know how to fight a good fight of faith, by giving it to Jesus.  

What has worked for me, and again this is my disclaimer, but if one does have it, they can fight it.  By prayer, yes, even fasting, and praising God.  You see, when we seek God, who is a “spirit” and we worship Him, in spirit and truth, we can have a weapon, to fight the enemy.  Gods enemy hates praise.  He hates it, so when we praise God, and I say doing this openly, and as often as possible, God enters into the situation, and wards the devil away and takes the spirit of heaviness, and depression from us.  

Joy, is replaced with a sense of trust in God, and the victory is ours.  The demons leave.  

I have learned, and I know, even many of my friends see, I praise God often, but this is my main weapon against the enemy.  Prayer and praise to God.  I give glory to God, in anything, because I do battle depression.  

I have dealt with something, most of my life.  And I still have hope God will rectify this situation.  I know it needs His hand to make a way, in the provision of it.  But what keeps me sane, balanced, and yes joyful, is that my commitment is to Him, with all my being.  With all that I can, I pray, praise Him, give Him glory and honor.  Maybe now some can understand, why I do it so often.  

You see, we have power of life and death in our tongues.  Read Proverbs 18:21  King James.  When we openly speak, and articulate praise to God, this principle goes in effect, and the victory is ours.  I speak this, because it has worked for me.  Friends, the “wisdom skill” is this.  To avoid depression, speak, and give God glory, as you pray.  I know to the atheist, to the unbeliever, this is nonsense.  

But to those who believe, the foolishness of this brings the power of God.  I don’t care what the atheist, or non-believer thinks.  This is my saving grace by Jesus Christ.  Knowing Gods Holy word, my King James Bible, is my weapon, my sword of truth, and I trust it with all my being.  I daily take Gods word, for strength, and understanding.  To know God, to know what pleases Him, and as I do, I find the armor of God is placed on my heart to protect me, with love, for He is love.  It protects my mind, no depression is not what I have, as I seek God, and praise Him, with all my being.  So yes, I speak glory to God!  

Friend, this is a very deep, and profound thing, but if you have problems yes try this, I also recommend you get good spiritual counseling, that is King James Biblically sound, and that you do not walk in the valley of the shadow of death alone.  So yes, find help!  Pastors, friends, in Christ, and Christian counseling, etc.  

Do not give into the temptation to commit suicide.  Do not!  This is a permanent solution to a problem that can be rectified by Jesus.   This is my wisdom key for you, I pray, you find peace, for this is what Christ has promised.  I do understand, you, and  I know sometimes, you feel there is no hope.  But there is.  Jesus is that hope.  

I understood this, that is why I wrote my two books, How To Have Faith, and Behavioral Curses That Change with Jesus.  I understand.  I want to help you, even in this brief post.  But go to God, go to Him, cry repent, and seek Him, and yes repentance is good for the soul, it is a cleansing.  There is so much more, but Jesus is that cure for depression.  Much love, Jesus I adore you!  And thank you for saving me, and showing me a better way.  

God bless you friends, may this Wisdom Skill bring you hope….Elena Ramirez  

PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU, MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU: NOT AS THE WORLD GIVETH, GIVE I UNTO YOU.  LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID.  JOHN 14:27.  

THE DANGEROUS SPIRIT OF BEING OBSESSED WITH PEOPLE ~ By Christian author Elena Ramirez


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There is a danger to being obsessed with people.  And my goodness, I feel such a strong stirring in my heart to write this.  I am not sure who it is for, or meant to address, but I will write obedient, as the Holy Spirit prompts me. 

Again, I do not know who this is meant for.  All my friends, and acquaintances, seem to have a healthy grasp on this.  But for whoever it is meant for, I pray you take it to heart.  

What makes someone obsessed over someone else?  Hmmm.  Well I want to list a few scenarios, and then add the Lords thoughts through my thoughts to it.

This could be a spoken obsession, or an obsession, in the mind.  

But if it is in the mind, it is part of the spirit.  And just a thought but is the spirit from God, or the devil, in its contribution to what you think?  You need to see that.

When it is a spoken obsession, it could be because you admire someone and have told them that.  It could be that they have rejected you, and so you feel wounded.  It could be from an old lover, a friend, or even an enemy.  So you think about it, but you think and think, and think about it.  Your mind is constantly on that person, and it is unhealthy.    

You admire them so greatly, or may even hate them so much in an unhealthy way you could be in danger of “obsessing” to the point, that you cannot handle rejection.  Or wanting even to reject them.  And you could do something you regret.  

You need to see it now.    

It could be from someone you know, or someone you see like on television, etc.  So you may even stalk them or try to get their attention etc.

When it is an obsession in the mind, you constantly think of them, even though they do not know, and your behavior changes.  Where you may try to get their attention even though you do not exist to them, you want to be seen, you want to compete, you want to let them know, you are there.  

You want their attention as much as you have given “thought” to them.  

Friend, do you sense how unhealthy this is?  Maybe you think about someone constantly, and they could care less?  

I can only relate this to my own experiences, and I want to share something personal, so maybe it can help someone.  

But years ago, I met a man.  A very handsome man, and I fell so in love with this man.  He never courted me, he frankly was not interested, yet, I began this “obsession” and would think of him, and dream of him, and told him, I loved him.  I told him, no one else could love him like I could.  

Which at that time, I thought was true.  But he did not care, and in fact, he rejected me, and hurt me, so bad, I thought I would die.  

I did not, praise God.  

You see, I met my husband, and I have had a very fruitful marriage.  A holy marriage, where we made Christ first, and where His spirit, has brought us together in holy matrimony.

Which is why even here, if I could briefly put it in words, it is unhealthy to have sex with someone, and link on to that spiritual bondage, in a soul tie.  Because it is sin.  

Being obsessed with other people is sin, in Gods eyes.  They become an idol.  And well if you know God, you know He is a jealous God, and this is just one more principle to consider in pleasing Him, and having a healthy spirit.  

Is your obsession, turning that person into an idol?  Hmmm.    

I had put so much energy into this person, for such a long time, it just was not healthy for myself.  But I finally saw, that it was never going to happen, and I let go.  

That was the healthiest thing I could do for myself.  I have been careful since then not to give a lot of attention to anyone in the sense, where I could be in a position to be rejected, or to obsess with them, and have unhealthy expectations.  

You know what?  Sometimes we think people are the prize.  But really if we know who we were in Christ and what we can do, with Christ as the prize, we are in heritage of our Lord through Christ, as sons and daughters of our Lord, with a holy heritage.  

We are royalty in Christ, and royalty does not have to beg for people to love us, or where we have to obsess about them.  Don’t give yourself away.  You are worth more then you know.

Don’t try and manipulate a situation with your obsession.  Did you know that is like witchcraft in the eyes of God?     

Do you see where I am going with this?  Friends, all I know, that God is a jealous God, and if we want to be healthy in our own spirits, we have to learn to give Him all of our attention in the sense, that we do not lose our “balance” in this.  

This is why probably some people keep going back to the same type of people, in relationships.  Because this is the pattern they have established, not knowing the difference.  Oh but with Christ, what a beautiful difference and heritage we can have.  This is why obedience to God, can lead to other blessings, yes including love, but ensuring our salvation first.    

Where we find a good place yes to love people, but where we reserve a place first for Christ, and then yes for ourselves.  Not giving into unhealthy obsessions, where first of all people who see that, can use that to hurt you.  Where they would take advantage of you.  Use you.  Nobody wants to be used, and not even God.  Like I said, He is not an ATM machine.  

We have to find respect for our own self, to yes love, but not to obsess, or to become someone’s door mat, or find we are being rejected by people.  If they have rejected you, respect that, and let it go.

And here is a thought, obsessing with jealousy?  Don’t do that.  You are worth more then you think.  And God is jealous for you.    

Seriously, it goes back to when you are young, and trying to make friends for example.  I learned the harder I tried to be friends sometimes with people, it turned them off.  

No one likes to be intruded on, by someones advances, and when you like people, and want to be friends, it should be mutual.  Being a pest etc.  This is why obsessing, especially in the mind with people, and just creating thoughts about them is not healthy as well.  For there is no foundation in the friendship.  

So I reserve to give myself some dignity, in not over doing it, in my efforts.   

Friend, again, I do not know who you are, but whatever anyone has done, or not done, you need to let it go.  You need to quit thinking about that  person, obsessing about them, or even following them, on social media, or where ever.  

Let the obsession go, you may be lonely.  God understands this, but you need to see the direction of your obsession, and give it to God to help you let go.  He can fill that void.  That place in your heart that you are spending so much time belongs to God.  And only God.  

I hope this helps you, whoever you are.  Let go and give it to God, be free from obsession. People cannot fill that only God can.   

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:17-24, 26 KJV)  

I sense Obsessing about others is in this list.  Where the spirit struggles with the flesh. Let it go, give it to Christ.  Share this link if you think it could help someone.   

 

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez  

WARNING! IS YOUR PRIORITY IN GOD OR MONEY? (Looking through the Prosperity Message) ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


THE LAW OF THE LORD IS PERFECT, CONVERTING THE SOUL:  THE TESTIMONY OF THE LORD IS SURE, MAKING WISE THE SIMPLE.  THE STATUTES ( not statues) OF THE LORD ARE RIGHT, REJOICING THE HEART, THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD IS PURE, ENLIGHTENING THE EYES.  THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS CLEAN, ENDURING FOR EVER; THE JUDGMENTS OF THE LORD ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS ALTOGETHER.  MORE TO BE DESIRED ARE THEY THAN GOLD, YEA, THAN MUCH FINE GOLD:  SWEETER ALSO THAN HONEY AND THE HONEYCOMB.  MOREOVER BY THEM IS THY SERVANT WARNED:  AND IN KEEPING OF THEM, IS GREAT REWARD.  Psalm 19:7-11

The goal, of my writing this, is to “warn” the body of Christ.  It makes me sad, to do so, but I must be obedient to the Lord.  I am sad, because recently, I received a notification, on Facebook, to attend a “Millionaires Seminar.”  From a very, prominent, ministry.

I could say, the name, of the ministry, I could even point fingers.  And go so far, to “warn” one specifically.  But, I do not feel led to be the accuser, of the brethren.  Thats something, the devil, would do.  Revelation 12:10. By pointing out, and marking them publicly.  I am not into trying to hurt anyone.  Quite the contrary, because I am in fear of God, and I am concerned for the body of Christ, I am writing about this.

But what bothered me, was the advertising of this particular seminar, they were having.  It was a seminar, for “millionaires.”  But, it came from a prominent ministry.  The hairs on my neck rose, and I admit, I got angry.  God is not a respecter of persons.  Millionaires?  Your kidding right?

This logo, graphic, did not advocate, anything about Christ, or God, or love, or that it was a ministry.  And from the perspective, of not knowing who this ministry was.  The person, if not acquainted, with this pastor, who would see this particular graphic, would not know, it was from a ministry.  It had the markings of something from the perspective of the world.

In other words, because it was so blatantly specific, about the millionaires seminar, how could it be identified with a ministry?  Yet it was.  It was sent out from the ministry, with this pastors photo, for the whole world, to know, they were having a seminar.  A millionaires seminar, to be specific.

I admit, I am tired, of the “prosperity” message going out as strong as it does.  I am not against prosperity.  I am not against, giving, or supporting ministries.  I am sad, and upset, because, the prosperity message, is no longer, making God the priority.  It is no longer, making the priority of the gospel, to save souls.

You can ask anyone, especially non-Christians, and they will say, they do not listen to pastors, because what they hear, from the pulpit, or on television, is send in your money.  I know ministries, need money to send the message out.  But the message of the gospel, is not going out.  Souls are falling, by the wayside.  They are being lost, because no one is truly telling them about Christ.  About God, and obeying Him.  That He loves us all.  That if we seek Him, we can find our way, and that all things are possible.  But instead, the focus is on the giving, and the prosperity.

So, I will tell you here, seek God. For who He is, and not what He can give you!  Do this first, before you ask Him, for anything.  Make Him the priority, for just His presence.  For His sweet fellowship.  Wanting to please Him.  He gave at the cross, that was the greatest thing, He could give any of us.  The rest is icing on the cake, but its not about that, its about knowing Him, loving Him, developing your relationship with Him.  Because His sacrifice was so great, that He took the penalty of sin, for us.  And we all sin, do not be deceived.  He is a person.  A good, and Holy person.  The son, of God.  My savior.  And I don’t know of anyone, who wants to be friends with someone, just because of what they can give, or get!

I watch plenty, of Christian television, and there are a few, who share the gospel.  They make “God” the priority.  There is a balance, in asking, for money.  Or making an emphasis, to give, to be blessed.  Sharing truth, about tithing, offerings etc.

But, when you see a logo, or graphic like I did, that eludes, to millionaires, that is the prosperity message, that is exclusive, for those who want to be millionaires.  That bothers me.  Again, God is not a respecter of persons.  Because, it gives the gospel, a bad name.  I don’t want to be identified, with those kind of ministries.

Years ago, in fact, I had wrote to this pastor.  I was seeking help.  Because as a Christian writer, I so related, to what this pastors message was, at that time.  He had a phenomenal anointing, to be honest.  But his message, was not on prosperity, then.  It was wisdom, that I related to.

In any event, I wrote this pastor, and sent him, many examples of my writings, asking for guidance, help, prayer, support, and I was totally ignored.  I did not receive, any help.  I did not receive, even the courtesy, of acknowledging me, and my dilemma.

Instead, I was put on their mailing list, and asked to give.  To make an offering.  I guess, it bothered me, because I had actually made my mailing a registered letter.  I did not want to get lost in the flow of general mail.  I wanted to be recognized, to receive the courtesy, of a specific answer, to the specific request I had made, for help in my letter.  I learned a lesson from that.  I do not ask anyone to help me.  I ask God, and only God.  If He brings someone to help me, so be it.  If it is His will, it will happen, but if it does not its o.k.  Why? Because my relationship with Him, is my first priority.  My walk has to be clean, and not distorted, because of money.  If He blessed me, I believe, I know who I am in Christ first, but I will not make the emphasis, of serving Him, as to what He gives me, its about truth.  His truth….

So am I holding a grudge, because I am bringing it up here?  No, I am not, or I pray I am not.  But the proof is in the pudding.  I walk in love, and I understand again, giving, but the balance, is so way off, with some of these ministries, and that is why I am warning the body of Christ.

To be careful, in who you support.  To be careful, that the motive from yourself, and the ministry, is not based on what God can give you.  But who God is.  In other words, get to know who God is by His word.  What he expects of you.  Of me.  Develop your relationship with God, by Christ.  Remembering what Christ has done for us.

Do you remember, Christ himself, went into the temple, and turned the tables, on those who had used the temple, for the sole purpose of getting money? And they come to Jerusalem; and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.  And He taught, saying unto them, IS IT NOT WRITTEN, MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED OF ALL NATIONS THE HOUSE OF PRAYER?  BUT YE HAVE MADE IT A DEN OF THIEVES.    MARK 11:15-17.  

This infuriated Christ.  And it should infuriate us, as well, so much that we tell our pastors; Hey, your talking too much about money, and not enough, about souls.  About salvation, about seeking God, to please him.  By obeying Him, by honoring Him.

So yes, I wrote on that post, that it was wrong.  Did it go well?  I don’t know, I was challenged there, I was even judged, that I did not honor God, or that I did not tithe.  They totally missed the point, that I tried to bring, that the advertising said it all.  This was for millionaires.  A millionaires seminar.  And that is just wrong!

I think if Christ, was here on earth right now, he would have told that ministry;

I am turning the tables on you.  How dare you make it about millionaires?  When I gave my life, on the cross, for you, and the world, and this is the focus you make?  This is your advertising?  How dare you, taint, the gospel, for the sake of money, and for millionaires only.  The world needs me, and you have distorted the truth, for the sake of money.  You have lost, why you have come to me.  You have lost, the focus, in pleasing me.  You have made this dirty, as your emphasis is on money.  You have given the devil a place, by making money, your idol.  And turned from my truths.   

These prosperity messages, all have a method to them.  A system, that yes, does use truth, but twisting it, and when they take scripture, and they only elude to prosperity, but not what Christ is sharing, about obeying God, about loving Him, and others, I am telling you.  Walk away from this kind of church.  Walk away.

We need to find pastors, who are willing, to put God first, not the prosperity message.  This is my warning, because I truly believe we are in end times, and the devil, has made camp in the body of Christ.   Sad to say, but its true.  There are so many people in ministry, who are truly wolves, in sheeps clothing.  I am constantly testing the spirit, of ministries, and those who I come in contact with.  And I do extend grace, but when I see, something wrong, its hard for me, to accept them, when they know not the truth, of the gospel.

And you better know what Gods word says.  You better know, truth, according to the word of God. Get in your Bible.  Do your own research.  When someone says, oh thats not what the word of God means, and they try to justify sin, or totally are off balance, from what God says, I get concerned.  I am so concerned now for the body of Christ.  And as I said, I am in fear of God.

For the record, I have learned, and I am grateful, where God has led me.  I am grateful, for each and every one of my blessings.  But I do not seek God for what He gives me, I seek Him, because He is Holy.  He is God almighty, He has power, to give me life, or take it away.  He is the final judge, to determine, whether I go to heaven or hell.  Do, I want to play around with that?  You would have to be nuts spiritually, to just let that go. But thats why it is so important, to get the mind of Christ, for any kind of sin, will take it away.  If one does not repent.  I fear God, because I never want His presence to leave me, because I would make something else, like money, a priority.  Thats why I ask, in this title, Is your priority in God or money?

I admit, I was lost.  I was naive.  But, one could be naive, like I was, and trusting, these ministries, pastors etc.  But greed, is evil.  And one needs to see, this, to be forewarned.

In the United States, we are blessed anyway.  But for how long?  God is not mocked.  And,when ministries reach out to other, countries, and they start preaching the prosperity message, so many say, you mean, if I give, I can drive a nice car?  I can have a house?  I can feed my family?

And they give people hope, as they implement this method.  But instead, they are missing the whole picture of who we are, in Christ, and the way, we are to seek God.  The word of God says, Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you. Matthew 6:33.

Not seek how to give, to get rich.  To become a millionaire. My husband, put it in perspective this way.  That many of these ministries, are only trying, to build their castle.  To maintain, their way, of living.  As they hop along in jets, and live in lavish castles.

You know, any of us would like to be rich.  Thats why it is scary.  But making that the priority, in seeking God, for wealth only, is opening a door to the devil.  Remember, when Christ was tempted by the devil, and the devil said, serve me, and I will give you the riches of the world.  Matthew 4:9-19.  And saith unto Him, all these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.  Then saith Jesus unto Him, GET THEE HENCE SATAN; FOR IT IS WRITTEN THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY AND HIM ONLY SHALT THOU SERVE.  Jesus, even there, reminds us its the word of God we need to know, and He bound the devils words.  We have that authority too….

To miss truth, to miss, what Christ did, by making money a priority…..It actually would scare me.  Because I want my relationship with my Lord, to never be tainted.  I want to be delivered from temptation, thats why I take this scripture to heart.  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.  James 1:14.

Money can be enticing.  I have come so far, from who I was, to recognize, greatly what Christ did, on the cross.  My salvation….It is sacred, it has to be protected.   Our wants, our hopes, must be in Christ, first, and foremost.  The body of Christ needs to open their eyes.  Remembering those who fell even Judas, betrayed God for thirty stinking pieces of silver.  Do you want that kind of spirit, upon you?  Times are short.  We will all stand before God.  What will He say?  Please, take this to heart.  Please, be careful.  Please, see, truth…..Please be warned.

Blessings, and love, in Christ,

Just my thoughts….

Elena Ramirez

Father, obedient I write this, obedient I share it.  Obedience, I long to be obedient, to please you.  For who you are.  For Love, for fellowship, with you.  I am so grateful for my blessings, but I do not want to make anything an idol.  I do not want to lose my perspective.  Help us Lord, help us, the body of Christ, needs to open our eyes.  To see, its about souls.  Its about your truth, many are lost, because your shepherds, have lost their focus.  They are caught up, in the prosperity message.  They have lost their way, and that being by Christ.  Lord, share this message, with who you will, may it bring perspective, and truth, to seek you again, with all our hearts, our soul, and to save the lost, for hell is real.  What will you tell us, when we stand before you?  Lord, have mercy.  Deliver us from shams, for this is shameful.  Have mercy, and help us all, remind each other, you are not mocked.  And to share truth, from your gospel.  Help the body of Christ Lord.  In Jesus name.  Amen

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TEMPTATION THE PITFALL AND DESTRUCTION IT BRINGS ~ IT IS NOT WORTH THE MOMENT OF PLEASURE


I want to share some thoughts, here about temptation…..Some of my experiences, some things, I have learned.  Yes, even some of the hard lessons, I have learned, the hard way, concerning temptation.  And gladly, I can say, the victories, from being delivered from temptation….

Temptation, comes from the devil himself.  The thing with temptation though, in its deception, it sometimes, brings new hope.  An excitement.

It can inspire someone, for a change.  It stimulates, the senses.  One may be anticipating the pleasure of temptation.  But it will turn around, and bite you like a snake, if you submit to it.

So, it can excite someone, and with an illusion, that is false, in that temptation, it brings hope.  I use the word hope here, for lack, of a better word, for now, but it is hope, that will bring the fruit of evil, death, and destruction.  Because the focus, of the temptation, is to destroy, and when people are bored, they are easy prey for temptation.  So they hope….believing the lie.

Temptation is an anticipation, that stimulates, the senses, the flesh.  But goes totally against Gods plan, and protection for us.  It brings spiritual darkness.  Because it is meant to lie.  It is meant to trap someone.  It is meant, to take someone away, from God, and His plan, for that person.

Temptation, is not your friend, it is your enemy.  But one has to recognize this.  You have to know, the difference, or you will fall victim, to the trappings of the devil.

And when it is there, it gives an illusion, of a change, that may be pleasurable, but again, it is from the devil, and is meant to destroy.  YOU, AND EVEN YOUR LOVED ONES!  I don’t think, anyone wants that.  

Unless, one is close to God, they will not see the deceptiveness, of the temptation, and will fall right into the trap.  I have noticed, when temptation, has been in my own life, it has preyed, right into characteristics, that I have not developed, with God.

For example, vanity.  When you are young, one wants to be appreciated, for who they are.  Whether, its your looks. etc.  And so when one, is not confident, within, they grasp, for compliments.  They grasp, for attention.  Attention, needed, searching for gratification, fulfillment, by anyone, can be a temptation.    Because one is looking to people, or things, or anything, to fulfill that need.  That really, only God can fulfill.

I say that, because temptation, and vanity, was quite evident, in my youth.  And well, I won’t say too much more about it, but, in being so insecure, as a woman, etc.  I know, how it can make someone, see, that they “think” they can have power, by the illusion, of even tempting others, with their looks etc.

Society grooms, us all, by the media, by magazines, that beauty, brings power, etc.  It is an illusion, so women, and men, fall prey, to searching for love, or whatever, but not going skin deep, to the true spirit, but by what they see.  An illusion.  Don’t just judge a book by its cover.  Or be tempted, by the cover….

See whats behind that pretty, or beautiful face.  Because some will use their looks to trap you.  Thats their goal, and frankly, the goal of the devil.  So there, they are, being a pawn, in the enemies hands, hurting themselves, and hurting others, by the  illusion, of the power.  By the deceptiveness, of using themselves, to attract someone.  By their own merit, by their own looks, etc.  As a tool, for power.  It is temptation.

Gods word, says, that if we search for Him, He will make a way, to be delivered from the temptation.  And I have found this to be true.  I Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:  but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way, to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.  

Do you see that part, where it says, “who will not suffer you.”  Well, if one is deep into the temptation, and fighting it on their own merit, it actually hurts.  Emotionally, and yes, even physically.  It is a struggle, that goes against your peace of mind.  That is intended, to torment you.  To make you suffer.    

When God is in a persons life, he will guard you, with his peace.  And really, having  peace, with God, and oneself, is not only comforting, but the guilt is not there.  

In the temptation, it could be an illusion of love, say for example.  Say, a married man, is “tempted” to have an adulterous affair.  He knows it is wrong, but he is fighting it, in his own merit.  His own self-control.  That hurts him.  Because he is struggling.  He is trying to fight a fight by himself.  

But if God is in the plan, of deliverance, for not being tempted, or getting into temptation, it will not hurt.  God will make a way.   And I will just say this, remember the vows, you have taken with the person, you have married, or the vows, the person, has taken, you are tempted with.  Remember this, whether the marriage, is not going well.  God can change that, if you do not submit to the temptation.    

God will take that person, out of the path, of that person, so the temptation, will not conquer that person, with evil.  Yes, I did say, conquer, because people, do not realize, this is the plan, again, of the enemy.  

Remember, Joseph, from the Bible?  He was a servant, in Pharoahs house, and his wife, wanted to have an adulterous, affair, with him.  Joseph, knew it was wrong, and he was close to God, so what did he do?  He ran, he ran away from her.   She still lied, though, and because she had snatched his covering cloth, she said, he had tried, to have his way with her.  See, how the devil, turned that around still?  

People, have no idea, what kind of traps, they set for themselves, when following temptation.  But, like Joseph, we have to run, from temptation, and run to God.    God did use that, situation, though, to bless Joseph, and to bless the nation of Israel……

I just want to bring it to your attention, more then ever, how important it is for us, to seek God.  To be careful of the traps of temptation.  Prayer, daily prayer, keeps us close to God, and even finding ourselves, making our own decisions, without prayer, can lead us into temptation.  And one may not see it, yet make a grievous mistake.  So, we do have to be EXTREMELY careful, in this matter.

I have heard so many testimonies, of peoples downfall, because of temptations.  People getting sexual diseases, because of temptation.  Losing the love, of their life.  Not being content, with the mate, God has given them.  People, losing jobs, and their freedom, because they reached out, and took, something, that did not belong to them, because the temptation was there.  And ending up, in jail.   Falling into drug use, and even yes, suicide.  Thats the devils plan, he comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  Temptation will do that.   

And so much more, for temptation, is the forum, the devil, uses, and wants you to do, making your situation, wrong.  The excitement, again may be there, the stimulation, etc.  But, if you do, you will bring more then the temptation,  you may very well bring curses, into your life.  

Dear one, bring, it to the obedience of Christ.  

II Corinthians 10:4-6 

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself (temptations) against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.  And having in a readiness, to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.    

For your future, for your own peace of mind.  For your family, for your future blessings.  Stay away, from temptation.  Only God, can deliver you from the temptation.  Believe me, I know.  

God has delivered me from temptation.  From time to time.  And I am very grateful, to Him, for that as well.  I don’t have to live with the guilt of some sins.  That I could have fallen into, after accepting Christ.  I don’t have to live with a memory, that would haunt me, here and there, of some temptations.  And I am still, watchful, to be aware of it.  Temptation, comes from the devil himself.  And I want nothing to do with the devil.  Nothing.  The benefits, God gives me, outweighs any temptation.   So grateful, I am aware of curses, temptation brings.  No thank you, get out of my way satan.  For my Christ, is the way, the truth, and life.

And as I conclude, my message on “temptation” dear one, I don’t know you, or your situation.  Why you may have done, what you have done, or why, you are in the position in temptation.  Maybe, you have already given in to a temptation.  But there is a solution.  His name is Jesus Christ.  Go to Him.  Bow before him, humble, knowing you have sinned.  Go to Him, and repent.  Let his blood from the cross cleanse you.  Let him comfort you, and show you a better life.  And more then anything you will know, you have a place with him, for eternity.   

We all have sinned, we all come short of His glory, but let us be the more wiser, let us stay away from temptation.  Let us learn from our mistakes.  And even the mistakes from others.  The Bible, gives us so many examples to learn from.  So, we do not make the mistake.  Let us remember, what Christ did on the cross for each one of us.     

Just my Thoughts, with Love, Elena Ramirez

Father, I thank you, for the deliverance of temptations, that you give, to us, your children, if we are mindful, to submit to you.  Your word says, submit to God, resist, the devil, and he will flee.  The key, is to submit to you.  To give no place to your enemy.  To know your will, to know, what is right and wrong in your sight.  To be aware, to be sober, and vigilant, so the enemy who is watching, to devour, will not have a way.  Lord, I just thank you, for the times, you have delivered me from temptation.  I hope, never to go through anything, that tries to take me away from you.  By my own consciousness, here, I know, how sin, destroys.  How it kills, how it takes people, away from the plan you have for them.  Lord, I just write this, mindful, how important, it is to be aware, of the enemies plans.  We cannot just live, anyway we want.  Taking what we want, not honoring one another, or situations, where the enemy, is setting traps.  In temptation. We have to be mindful of this.  So much so, not only because of our eternal future, but that which we have on this earth.  Lord, I wish, when younger, I had not submitted to temptations.  But you are the Lord, who can restore, even now.  Lord, God, Father, thank you for giving me, and the reader wisdom, in this.  To be careful, not to get caught up in temptations.  You will make a way, for you are the way, the truth, and life.  In Jesus name.  Amen

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