Not agreeing with every ones opinion, but having enough wisdom, to know, you don’t need to debate it, or argue about it, or try to make someone understand. To respect the differences.
Or even hit them on the head with the truth. Sometimes, you have to go through a few things to get it.
I think I got it….
Thank you Jesus. You see, love, should always be evident. Without trying to make someone feel bad, or to reject them.
We are all on the vine at different places. I may try to show you truth. But I pray to do it with love, and yes respect. Because you are a child of God, as I am.
Yes, live and learn. Christ said, we would be known by the love. “Let the love shine through, by showing respect or if anything courtesy.”
This is one more new motto…..I will carry as a badge of honor, I pray, to His glory.
BUT THANKS BE TO GOD, WHICH GIVETH US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. I CORINTHIANS 15:57. KJV.
By Elena Ramirez
I base this post on a conversation, I had with someone on social media. Look, there is a misconception about this, and if I can gather lost souls for the Kingdom of God, then Lord use me.
But people are not getting the truth, people are twisting scriptures to justify this, and people have no fear of God, or sense, to stay away from sin, even because of this wrong teaching “once saved is always saved.”
They think grace, will cover it. They think they don’t need the law, to know. Another misconception. Do you really think God flip flopped when He gave the law? Just because Paul talks about not needing the law? He was talking about the law of sin and death. That is the only law we are free from.
See Romans 8:2. KJV. FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.
But note how the Psalmist, talks about salvation and the law. It is needed!
I HAVE LONGED FOR THY SALVATION, O LORD: AND THY LAW IS MY DELIGHT. Psalms 119:174.
There have been so many lies spoken, and where the bible they use is even a lie.
There are many scriptures that warn us, THAT ONCE SAVED IS NOT SAVED. Do your own search on words. Search the word “blot” and from a King James, the other versions may not have that reference. A persons name can be blotted out of the lambs book of life. Even in Revelation 22:18-19 it talks about those who change Gods word, will not enter the Kingdom. Look at it!
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.”
Exodus 32:33 KJV
I get weary with those who argue God won’t remove someone’s name from the Lambs Book Of Life. That they think and actually believe they cannot lose their salvation. It’s here folks. I will not argue about Gods holy King James word.
This is why we need just one Holy Bible when we search. To be on the same page with God.
Which many Christians think you are judging them, if you tell them this truth, but you are warning them. Ezekiel 3 and Ezekiel 33 tells us to warn even the “righteous” person. THAT IS A PERSON WHO THINKS THEY ARE SAVED BUT THEY ARE DECEIVED. Look it up in a King James Bible.
Switch bibles, get a holy anointed King James Bible.
Please look at the scriptures I based this conversation on. They are the true last scriptures Christ gave to warn us. He tells us to be repenting. HE talks about how we received our salvation. But we have grown dull, by not knowing the truth. Many have become neither cold nor hot. He will spit us out! If we don’t get it right! Judgement day is real folks, and we need to get the fear of God, because we all will stand before God. HEAVEN AND HELL ARE REAL! Get scared, and get the fear of God, because your soul could be lost!
Please get the truth, so you truly can be free in Christ. Repent first, so you can hear the Holy Spirit guide you. Then lead others truly to Christ. But don’t fall for that lie that once saved is always saved. Its not.
‘I know, I was a backslider. And by the grace of God I did not die in those years, I was backslidden. But the only way I got it right was by repenting! And I still repent. I still make mistakes. Which in Gods eyes could be considered sin. Remember His ways are not always our ways. This is scriptural. And I want nothing to do with the enemy. I renounce him, and his deception. Do not be deceived. See the truth. Repent. Renew your vows to Christ. And yes share this. Be a soul winner. For Christ.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
CONVERSATIONS ON ONCE SAVED IS NOT ALWAYS SAVED
Yes you are my sister and this is why I warn you in His love. The first thing the Holy Spirit brought to me was to tell you, and others how wrong this teaching is. You have love I see it. But the truth is in His word. Once saved is not always saved. He tells us many will come in His name but they will deceive others with vain words. The wrath of God will be on those who have had no fear of God. This is not taught. We are to fear the one who has power to put our soul in heaven and hell. We are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. How can that be worked out if one just takes it for granted? That is taking the sacrifice of Christ for granted. His suffering and pain for our sins. NO! Christ told us, many will say Lord, Lord, but HE will say I never knew you. Why? because we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. Repentance is the key. Daily repentance even. How many times do we in this world sin? Just by thought or deed. Again I looked at your profile, I saw what Bible you reference. That is not a holy bible. Don’t tell people this! You have love then obey God. Research the KJV scriptures. ASK God to show you. But plz stop misleading people.
“Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”
Revelation 3:2-19 KJV
What a mighty, good, and awesome, God I serve. Sometimes, just a thought, that He gives by the Holy Spirit, touches me, comforts me, and gives me hope. And all based on His promises from my King James Bible.
I don’t care what people think. They don’t live my life. They don’t know what Christ has done for me, how He has forgiven me. Extended mercy. Healed me, and so much more.
The other day someone told me I was “brainwashed” because I believe in Jesus. And I just said, I am forgiven. I am not lost. This person, laughed at me, and I shared Galatians 6:7. To show God is not mocked.
But when I was talking to my Lord, He told me:
“You are not “brainwashed” you are “soul washed”, because you believe in me”.
Thats the difference, and we should all know that. But our minds can be changed as well. By the washing of our souls. We can have the mind of Christ.
I CORINTHIANS 2:16 KJV
FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM? BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.
Enough, of people mocking, or putting down something that is holy and true. I know the difference. And I am so grateful for what Christ has done for me. And because I am soul washed, I will give Him glory, for the rest of life.
Some can deny Him, some can be ashamed, some can be quiet. To each their own. Sadly….
Some may not know. But I do. There is a God, He rules, and reigns. He is mighty and in power. The fool says there is no God. See Psalm 14:1 King James.
I know there is, a true and mighty God.
I will not blame Him for my sins. My heartaches. I know we reap what we sow. From that above scripture.
And I pray to make it up to Him for the rest of my life, for His glory. I highlight this bottom scripture with quotes, to prove, He “WASHED” me from my sins.
I Love you all, I hope you know Christ loves you too.
AND FROM JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS THE FAITHFUL WITNESS, AND THE FIRST BEGOTTEN OF THE DEAD, AND THE PRINCE OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH. UNTO HIM THAT LOVED US, AND “WASHED” US FROM OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BLOOD, AND HATH MADE US KINGS AND PRIESTS UNTO GOD AND HIS FATHER; TO HIM BE GLORY AND DOMINION FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN. REVELATION 1:5-6.
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I do want to be a nice person, but I want to be one who speaks truth in love. I am older now, and I have really, in all actuality tried to be a nice person. All of my life.
But that did not stop me from getting into physical battles, and yes spiritual ones. Because there usually is someone who will challenge you, even when you are trying to be nice. Or speaking truth.
And it just made me think, because recently, I had an opposing thought from someone, who more or less challenged me, and it made me think. I walked in love with this person, for the most part, but they brought up feelings that made me think, how dare they challenge me, when they say hypocritical things. Things I have seen them write. And I thought about the poison, that can bring in. I repented.
You know, I want to be nice. But not for the sake of denying Christ. Or to please someone else. To just be a people pleaser. Yet I know, truth can cut. It can wound. It can divide people. I know.
I have lost a lot of friends, because I have spoken truth. But I am not going to change my way to be nice, and to see someone I love, or care about, go down the wrong road, or near the fire, and say it harshly, or even abruptly, don’t do that, that will burn you. Or to warn them about someone who does not speak truth.
So I speak truth. Praying it will make them see the truth. Gods truth. As a warning of love. Praying they will see what Christ did on the cross for us, and that anybody else who denies Christ as the way, the truth, and life, is someone we should not look up to as leaders.
I am not perfect. I have made bad judgment calls. Even in truth. And the thing is, we can be deceived, if we don’t know Gods whole truth. I add that word “whole” because I believe in the King James Bible.
Yet, many other bible versions are not “whole” and complete, because they have missing scriptures, the content is changed, because the context is changed, and they are corrupt. Its disobedience, to use anything that God has warned us not to change or add to or delete. He has warned us throughout my King James, not to do that.
I have used this analogy before, but Christ is the bread of life. He would not give us junk food. When He serves us. But those bible versions, have mold on them. Mold because they disregarded Gods warnings, and when we share or give scripture and use scripture that has been changed. There is no true anointing and holiness. It therefore then becomes junk food. They are corrupted.
Yes, there may be some truth to the scripture but because it was changed, it is now part truth, part lie. I warn people all the time, and so many are totally annoyed and withdrawn from me, because I speak this truth.
Oh I am not fooled. People, come and go, but they keep me at a distance, because of this truth, I believe in. Churches, that once embraced me ignore me. Leaders in the body of Christ won’t even give me the time of day, when I speak to them.
Well, it is what it is. I know I am just me, and some people look at me, and think I am foolish, as they define this truth as just nonsense. But they do not see, they are blind. Yet their intellectual reasoning, and defiance, is foolishness to God.
You would think by now, I would back off. But instead my armor of God has gotten stronger, and bolder. In His truth.
TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY, IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD, IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM. ISAIAH 8;20.
All I can do is be obedient to God, and speak this truth. I will try and be nice about it, but I will never change my mind about this truth.
PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. COMPARE SCRIPTURES, AND SEE THE CHANGES. SEE THE MISSING SCRIPTURES. SEE THE DECEPTION, THAT THE ENEMY BRINGS TO DECEIVE, BY CHANGING GODS HOLY WORD. MORE THEN ANYTHING SEE THE SCRIPTURES THAT WARN ALL OF US NOT TO DO ANYTHING WITH GODS HOLY WORD!
Read at least Revelation 22:18-19 if you value your salvation. Read it from a King James Bible.
And if you perceive my caps as not being nice oh well. But I would rather please God, than anybody. Even in shouting it out.
I think my testimony in my life, is proving that, and I hope it always will reflect my loyalty to God in truth.
His truth, not mine, not yours, not some strange person who sat behind a desk, and came up with some bible that is not truth, but HIS!
Have a blessed day, Elena Ramirez
CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST. II CORINTHIANS 10:5
I had to make this title strong, so perhaps someone can see this to understand. New Years resolutions will not work without bringing it to the obedience of Christ.
So many people make New Year resolutions, but they fail. Because they do not bring it to Christ.
It begins with a thought. It begins with the imagination. What you see, or think becomes you. For as He thinketh in his heart, so is he….Proverbs 23:7.
What are you thinking? What are you putting your energy and attention to? So you need to choose wisely, or you may think or imagine something that is not good, right, or of God. Let alone healthy for you or others. You cannot let your own mind ponder on that thing that is not right in the sight of God, you must see it as God does, and then obey Him.
As the first scripture above tells us. This is why many resolutions do not work on their own, because unless Gods spirit is present, one may be trying to do it on their own, and that may not always prove to be effective.
I am older now, I am a lot wiser, and the wisdom I share in this, is all to the glory of God, and none else. Because anything we try to do, in the natural on our own, will not have the same affect as to giving it to God in obedience.
I have experience in this. I understand, how we can make choices, and do things that are not healthy for us, spiritually and yes physically. I have done things in my own life, that were lifestyle choices, that hurt me. Choices, that controlled me for lack of a better word. Like smoking, getting high. Letting the wrong people into my life. Choices.
And it is always a choice. I am not going to try and force you to believe me. This is a choice. In fact, I follow Christ in this example. He is a gentleman. He does not force us. This is not His way. He gives us His holy word, an anointed, holy not corrupted word, and that is my King James Bible. And in that Holy word, He tells us who He is, and what He expects. But it is a choice. It is even a choice, what Bible one uses. But experience, and research has shown me this truth.
And those that reject Him reap the consequences. And those that find Him, find life eternal. Not only is there the promise for life after we die, but life now on earth, can change, to a life, that He intended, if we just seek Him. A life fulfilled. A life complete, with joy, and peace, and a sense of who He is. In all aspects, and that nothing is impossible with God.
But those that reject who He is, do reap, what the devil intended. And sadly, they do not know when they reject Christ, they are rejecting the only chance to make a “wrong right.” They look at it intellectually, and not spiritually.
This is why Christ came for us. To pay the penalty of our sins. To stop the works of the enemy. To give us a new chance. Yes in our resolutions. In all aspects of life. We can live abundantly. But we have to begin by seeing we are sinners, and repent, and make the choice to bring it to the obedience of Christ. We have to see, we must not give place to the enemy, but we must submit to God. This is also scriptural.
I was blind spiritually at one time. This is where I started with my own self-destructive ways, that were controlling me. And anything can control you if you let it. From eating, to smoking, getting high, sexual active etc. This is the way of the world.
And the world, if you see does not offer a way to control these things, effectively. Nor does it condemn immorality. If anything, it promotes these things. You see it on television, in movies and yes even acceptance, of things that are perverted. More and more, the world, has adapted these life style choices, ideologies, and ways of thinking, that go against God. And they call that normal.
But God is not mocked, and we do reap what we sow. Galatians 6:7. And there is no peace saith my God to the wicked. Isaiah 57:21. And I see so many people rejecting God, and choosing lifestyles, that are against who God is. If you reject God it is your choice, and you have no one to blame but yourself.
No, if you really want a change, and you want to make it work for you. You do have to give it all to God. You have to obey God, you have to take His commandments to heart, His ways, His principles, to heart, and you have to want to live a clean good life.
And let us get one thing straight. Just because you gave your heart, to Christ one time does not mean, that its a done, deal. No, you have to want to grow. And many people do not grow, because they think they are fine, the way they are.
You have to work out your Salvation, in fear of God, and with trembling. This is also scriptural. Look up these words in a King James Bible. This is the scripture reference. Philippians 2:12
Treating your salvation as precious. Something to honor, and protect. Because you do not want to be deceived by the devil. Nor lose your salvation, by having your name “blotted” out of the lambs book of life.
And maybe to some extent you are a good person. But, by denying who Christ is, in your own life, or just living day to day, is not living, that is barely existing, when you could thrive.
No true living is when you search for God daily, with all your being. Recognizing the devil, comes to kill, steal and destroy, so you watch your own self. Christ told us this difference, but Christ came to give us life abundantly. Read again John 10:10, as the reference KJV.
You choose Christ’s ways. Repenting, daily, is something I believe in. It cleanses the soul, and gets you on the right path.
And you disciple yourself. Which is derived from “disciplining” yourself in Christ. When you love the Lord, truly Love Him, you know your body is the temple of the living God. So no, you do not want to hurt that temple, or others, and whatever you are doing that is making you “self-destruct” you take to the obedience of Christ. You obey the command ment first to love God with all your heart, and then your neighbor as yourself.
You stop the whining, the complaining, and the pity party, that does not do you or anybody else any good, and you take it to the obedience of Christ. You change. There are so many pitfalls, we can fall into, if we do not see the signs. We walk down the road of life. And we do not always see what is up ahead. But if you walk with Christ, He does give you signs, and those signs may say, don’t walk that path.
I saw those signs myself in my life. I made some terrible choices, that were not only sin, in Gods eyes, but they were causing me to go down a road of destruction. I had to stop. I had to repent. I had to recognize the son of God, who came to set me free.
And when I did, I began the most beautiful relationship I have ever had. No one can take the place of who Christ is to me. I will never, ever go back to those ways, those habits, because I would lose this relationship. Christ is the great Shepherd. He will guide you, He does me.
This is why, when I talk to people, and they get it confused with religion, I explain the difference. Rules, traditions, rituals, made by men, and groups, will never, ever get the results that I can have with Christ. In relationship. They cannot. In fact, religion from the choice, I told you, is imposing, rude, and harsh.
They are not gracious, compassionate, or understanding, as to what Christ can do. So when I have a problem I go to God, and if you need to talk to someone, yes talk to someone, but talk to someone who understands the ways of God, for counsel.
I know from the word of God, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Paraphrasing Phillipians 4:13. I can.
I don’t give up, even where I am now, in my older years. Every day, I reach for the goal of who I can be in Christ. And some things do take time.
But its not up for debate. I know that knowing Christ has changed my life. My choices. And even now, I have a private resolution, I bring to the obedience of Christ, because I want to grow, and be the best I can be in Him. For next year….
So if you are really serious, about making a resolution, and making it work. Take it to the obedience of Christ my friend. Don’t compromise who you are. Don’t doubt that you can do it. Don’t be afraid, that it is too late. It’s never too late, when we open our eyes, and give it totally to the obedience of Christ. Speak it, there is power in your words, speak who you are in Christ. Faith pleases God.
Yes we do reap what we sow. This is a principle, that the world calls karma. But don’t look at it that way. Don’t look at it as the world sees it. Look at it the way Christ can to make the corrections for you. Yes, He corrects those He loves. Let Him correct you. Give it to Christ.
Let Him turn those consequences, into faith, into hope, that 2015 can be a new year for you, with a difference. Plead the blood of Jesus, and know Christ came to set you free, and yes free indeed.
You can do it. You can meet your goal. I want to inspire you, to see yourself and who you can be in Christ. Healed. Is that a goal? That can be physically or spiritually. Well by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5.
You can be stronger, wiser, and more at peace, if you just take it to the obedience of Christ. He will show you the way. He is the way, the truth, and life. John 14:6. He will make a way. To meet your resolutions my friend. Have hope, don’t give up.
In the miracle of who Christ is. This is why we have the Christmas spirit. A gift in the “presence” of our Lord, and savior. This is a present. This thought of taking it to the obedience of Christ. Can meet that new year resolution. This new year can be yours, in Christ.
Happy New Year, with blessings and love,
God is not a figment of my imagination, or some thing to consider as one would when you go shopping for spiritual inspiration. No my God is so much more, not only is He the creator of heaven and earth, and has the ability to spare our souls from hell. He can make a way, when there was no way. He can heal us spiritually and physically….
He is so underestimated, in our world. And is misunderstood, and rejected. But His love is so great, and we can just look at Jesus the son of God, to get a mere glimpse of who He is. But people have to look, and we have to tell others….
Look at our world folks, it needs God more then ever. With all that is going on in the world, they call persecuted Christians, “religious minorities.” Truth is not spoken any more, and it is very disconcerting. For we see how the world is changing, and no one stops it, no one stands for that which is right. This really bothers me being a truth seeker.
Even as I look at other Christians, they are silent. They are quiet. Sure some speak truth about other things, but yet, they do not stand up for God, and what God can do in a life. Nor do they defend, the defenseless, or stand up against evil. The lines are fuzzy, because many do not embrace the truth of God, and His word. Folks we are in end times. We are seeing prophecy being fulfilled even right now, before our eyes, and in the news. Truth, is so vague in the body of Christ.
And yet, when someone in authority could make a difference, we see silence. No one is taking a stand, to speak truth. I long to. But who am I? All I know, is that if given the chance, I would speak to others, I would proclaim Christ more so. People need hope. They need truth, not sugar coated lies. I am weary, in not making progress, but I still know God can! I know it, I know that I know God is able. No God is not a figment of my imagination.
All we can do is pray, but yet, I know we can do more. We have to.
His will be done. I so pray, that my heart, my soul, my being, gives Him glory. I want to inspire God, and I am so sympathetic to know, He loves us all. But sadly, many reject Him. I don’t want that recorded on the records of heaven, but that I love Him, and thank Him…..
For every thing, from the small to the big. I am grateful. I love the Lord, and pray just to please Him. I suppose I am venting today. I suppose, I am just trying to toot my horn, but its for His glory, not mine.
Blessings, and love, just my thoughts, Elena Ramirez