THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALTHY FEAR AND UNHEALTHY FEAR… By Elena Ramirez
There is a difference, I believe, in what kind of fear is healthy, and one that is not healthy. I am older, I am just sharing. I believe this is wisdom. But, I know some people will not accept this, thats o.k. Its not up for debate, or argument. I am just obedient, to God, to bring perspective. And you know what, it helps me, to understand.
But the healthy fear, one can have, and is King James scriptural. Is the fear of God. It is spoken of often in my Bible. I take it to heart. I don’t just reverence God, I FEAR GOD!
LET US HEAR THE CONCLUSION OF THE WHOLE MATTER: FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN. ECCLESIASTES 12:13. KJV.
I love my King James bible for bringing perspective.
Anyway, fearing God… Its one of the most healthiest things, I have learned to do. It keeps me out of hot water, it keeps me out of sin, it reminds me who has my soul. Who can change things for me. It reminds me, how fragile really our lives are, and how we so need God. In little things, and big things. The bottom line in fearing God, is knowing, He has power to send my soul to heaven or hell. Thats healthy. To fear almighty, God.
Healthy fear, is just common knowledge, sometimes, not to do something, not to go somewhere, that could be dangerous. But that really does require submission to God.
The unhealthy fear, one can have, really is sneaky, and can come from the enemy himself. If we do not have fear of God, or if we just are not prayerful, or we put our guard down. God tells us, He does not give us a spirit of fear. So then that tells me the enemy sends it.
FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVE US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND. II TIMOTHY 1:7. KJV.
Unhealthy fear….That kind of fear, can come, to paralyze, you. To be afraid, to even live. To fret, to get paranoid. To distrust, even others. But sometimes, that is your gut instinct, from the Holy spirit, so you have to test it. Anyway, an unhealthy fear may cause you to just live in a way, where you are not fulfilled. Where you may get a false sense of reality.
I am not a psychiatrist, but to be honest, the ways of the world, and the ways of God are so much different, in relating to why things happen. I choose to trust the ways of God.
When something happens, to someone you love, and you see how some people are not kind, but manipulative, and they hurt others, or scam others, you do get that guard up. I have had a few of those in my life. Yet, I always choose to go on, and be the best I can be in Christ, and to forgive. And to know the difference.
Recently, this happened to me, because it happened to someone I love….and well it just made me think….
We learn from our experiences. It affects us. And today, it just reminded me, of the difference, between healthy fear, and unhealthy fear. I have stumbled, I have had both fears, unhealthy, and healthy, but what always has healed me, is the fear of God.
He will take care of everything else concerning me. Or you, if we just trust Him, and yes fear Him, as scripture says.
I could write a book on this….. maybe I will. It just depends on what kind of support I get, from God, and others in the interest…..But I hope it helps someone with fear.
Fear my friends, if unhealthy, really is not healthy for your soul. I do know this. Truly the fear of God, changes that.
Blessings, and love,
REPENTANCE IS THE GREATEST WEAPON AGAINST THE ENEMY……By Elena Ramirez
I truly believe, that REPENTANCE is one of the greatest gifts God gives us. A tool, to not neglect. It is the greatest weapon against the enemy. It cleans the slate. It makes us humble. It stops the penalty of sin, that the enemy uses against us, to have a legal right to attack us.
And its all because of what Christ did on the cross for us. Don’t forget about this gift. Don’t neglect what Christ did on the cross, and yes, even after you accepted Christ as Lord and savior.
Repentance, will ensure your Salvation. I believe in it daily. Like an apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Repentance, will keep your Salvation in tact. We all sin, folks, we all come short of the glory of God. Thats King James scriptural.
The blood of Jesus, will not cover you, if you sin. You will have to start all over. Sin, will separate you from God. So repent.
The enemy always looks for a way to deceive us. But again, the fear of God will bring us to repent. To stay right in the sight of Christ.
Please remember Repentance, when you pray:
NOW I REJOICE, NOT THAT YE WERE MADE SORRY, BUT THAT YE SORROWED TO REPENTANCE: FOR YE WERE MADE SORRY AFTER A GODLY MANNER, THAT YE MIGHT RECEIVE DAMAGE BY US IN NOTHING.
FOR GODLY SORROW WORKETH REPENTANCE TO SALVATION, NOT TO BE REPENTED OF: BUT THE SORROW OF THE WORLD WORKETH DEATH.
FOR BEHOLD THIS SELFSAME THING, THAT YE SORROWED AFTER A GODLY SORT, WHAT CAREFULNESS IT WROUGHT IN YOU, YEA, WHAT CLEARING OF YOURSELVES, YEA, WHAT INDIGNATION, YEA, WHAT FEAR, YEA, WHAT VEHEMENT DESIRE, YEA, WHAT ZEAL, YEA, WHAT REVENGE! IN ALL THINGS YE HAVE APPROVED YOURSELVES TO BE CLEAR IN THIS MATTER.
II CORINTHIANS 7:9-11 KJV.
Blessings, and love,
BE CAREFUL OF VOICES AND FALSE PROPHETS…..
There are many voices, many who say they are called by the Lord. Many, may have good intentions. But I am very careful who I listen to. I am very careful, not to take every bodies word on a matter. Or anybody.
I think I have learned to be careful not to criticize as well, but I am careful. I take more time to pray about it, then jump to conclusions as well. Because of the spirit of deception. How we need discernment.
You see, there are those, who are wolves, in sheeps clothing. There are those, who may look, and sound like they are sheep. But they are not. Look at their motive. Is it for Salvations, is it to win people to God? Is it for money? Do they try to bait you, so you can give money?
And when they share a word, what scriptures is it based on? If its not a King James word, I am sorry, I shut the sound off, turn away, and will not receive anybodies word, on a matter. Because to me, it is corrupted word, that is not holy and anointed. So thats a big sign to me.
Because thats a voice of deception. Friends, be careful. I know you want to grow. I know sometimes, we can be so trusting. But, there are spiritual curses, that come with some of these false prophets, and you want to avoid them. We want to remember, we know Christ’s voice, and to another we will not follow.
The goal is always again, to have the mind of Christ, and to have discernment. Be careful what you receive, what you share, and who you listen to. I say this in Christ love.
Be careful. DO NOT TRUST IN LYING WORDS THAT CANNOT PROFIT. (PARAPHRASING) SEE JEREMIAH 7:8 KJV.
TRUST YE NOT IN LYING WORDS, SAYING, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, ARE THESE. JEREMIAH 7:4. KJV.
By Elena Ramirez
DO YOU EVER ASK WHY WAS I BORN?
I am older, but you know you can learn and teach this at an early age. I believe we can learn simple truth, even as a child. And if it takes adulthood to learn it, then change to a child.
Sometimes, it takes the trials and errors, the sins, the mistakes, to learn, but, I always say, if I had only known, I would not have done some of the things I have done. I would have avoided, the sins, that took me back.
Last night, I had a dream about something I did as a child. I dreamt about the people involved, and I dreamt about my humbleness to them even now. You see, I hurt someone, I knew as a child.
I took advantage. I am not proud of what I did, and that is between me and God.
And yes, I repented, even then, but it was as if, God showed me, where a gift and calling was taken away from me, because of that. I don’t think I repented, because it was wrong, but because I got caught. Then…. But now, I know.
We reap what we sow. Galatians 6:7 KJV. Look it up there. It made me sad.
It humbled me again, to know, that yes even mistakes as children, when we should know better, can hurt us down the line. But if we know, even as a child to seek God, He will show us truths.
I come to Him NOW as a child. I come to Him humble. I come to seek His wisdom, and guidance, in small things and big things. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to realize who He is, but who we are, and can be.
Being child like, now, can have its benefits, you see, we are called to be like a child. In understanding, and growing, and seeking God, it can take a whole lifetime, to even understand, such things.
But the goal, is to continue to be a child, in His sight. To be someone, who seeks Him, can take a whole life to understand. Innocence, even if taken away, can be restored, as you lay it down at the cross.
But what I have learned, and it just came to me, is that, our lives, however different, are to reflect Christ. To grow, to learn who He is daily. If you have stopped learning, you have stopped growing in Christ.
We don’t know it all, and to be hungry, for righteousness, His righteousness, is a gift. No matter what stage of life you are in. Stop being full.
WOE UNTO YOU THAT ARE FULL! FOR YE SHALL HUNGER, WOE UNTO YOU THAT LAUGH NOW! FOR YE SHALL MOURN AND WEEP. Luke 6:25 KJV.
We can get full, and we can get full of ourselves. Being full can be a sign of spiritual decay. Hunger for that which is beyond our grasp. But that can only be fulfilled in Christ. Hunger for His righteousness. Self does have to die, so one can live in Christ. The old man, the old ways. Ask God to do a work in your soul. Repent, for being full. Repent, for just being lazy, or not even searching.
Friend, all I know, and I wish I could put it in words for you, exactly, but it takes a lifetime, sometimes to find ourselves in Christ. To find out who He is. But along the way, give Him glory, honor and praise. Stir yourself up, in love, for His glory, and so others can see your light that shines.
Don’t give in to the darkness, don’t take the bait, of the enemy. That tells you its too late, or you or a loser, or you will never amount to this or that. Use what God has given you. Repent, repent, repent.
I just know, that is such an important factor. Truly walk in love with others. Be kind, be accountable. Be someone, who reflects Christ, by love. Keep seeking Him, and you will find that path, in your life, as you trust Him.
Why is any of us born? To know Him, to give Him glory. You can bring light, to someone who is in darkness, but you have to shine for Him, and in Him.
Someday, we will stand before Him. The books will be opened, it will reflect what you and I did. This is your chance. In this lifetime, to seek Him, to make it right. You can change the ending.
Like a story, that you think has a definite ending. It can change, by making it right with Jesus. And then just keep growing. In Him. Just get hungry for Him, His presence, His fellowship. His kindness. Then you will know the true reason why you were born.
AND JESUS CALLED A LITTLE CHILD UNTO HIM AND SET HIM IN THE MIDST OF THEM, AND SAID, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, EXCEPT YE BE CONVERTED, AND BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN, YE SHALL NOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL HUMBLE HIMSELF AS THIS LITTLE CHILD, THE SAME IS GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. MATTHEW 18:2-4
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
I suppose I am writing this, because I detect this. Its as if it is a red flag to me. A warning sign, to be careful. I sense it, when I see sarcasm, and mockery, for they can turn even the best intending Christian, into a Pharisee.
Do you remember the Pharisees, in relation to Jesus?
They upheld the law, but their religion, rules regulations, traditions made by them, could not accept Christ in His love, and in His truth. He was rejected. So much so, it was they who called him to be crucified. Yet it was the plan of God.
What you saw in them was sarcasm. Mockery, characteristics, religious tendencies, that hit people on the head, shot others with arrows, that identified, they were Pharisees.
So, I want to talk to my fellow Christian brothers and sisters. Not to the unsaved, for they do not have the spirit of Christ. But to those who have accepted Christ as their Lord and savior. For those who have come to the throne of grace, who have repented. Who have seen their own sins, who have humbled themselves, in the sight of almighty God. You have bowed before the cross, and you have accepted Christ as your Lord and savior. You realize He died for your sins.
I want to talk to you. To please beware. Of sarcasm, of mockery, of hidden disdain, that can poison your own spirit. Of strife, of lying. We are called to put off the old man. We have died with Christ, and live with Christ. So as we live, move, and have our being, our foundation is to be in love. His love.
And sarcasm, mockery, has no place, for it then becomes idolatry, in a sense. For you are turning away from what Christ has called us to do, to walk in love, and you are embracing an idol, that is not Christ. This can pollute and taint your spirit. Beware….
I have seen religion all my life. I have seen people who say the are Christians, but they do as the world. They may for a time, walk in love, but then they turn, and they change, and they let their sarcasm, and spirits become polluted, with the Pharisee spirit.
To be honest, that scares me. And I know, I have come very close to it myself. But repentance my friend, is what has saved me. To identify it. To be aware of it. To walk away from it.
And yes, even to walk away from some I have loved. I see it symbolically. We are all marching in an army. As soldiers of the Lord, but if you sense your brother or sister, is throwing arrows, rocks, behind your back, as you march, aiming at you in sarcasm, you cannot trust that brother or sister in Christ.
Yes, we are called to forgive. But when I sense there is no true accountability, no repentance, I cannot trust a brother or a sister, who displays these fruits of the spirit, that are not of love. But come from a dark side, a side, that comes from the enemy himself.
We are to test and try each other, and to be a better example. I pray, you would just be aware of this. That you would see it yourself. Because it can come to any of us, so easily, if we are not walking in our Lords love, and wisdom. And making that conscience effort to depart from such things.
It tried to follow Christ, even to the cross. But His silence, even on the cross, spoke volumes to me. In Mark 15 of the KJV, it talks about how the Pharisees, the Romans, and the people who crucified, Christ, mocked, laughed, and how he silently refused the myrrh, that was given to him to drink. Water that was polluted. He rejected that. He was silent. But only in prayer to the father. Asking God, why have you forsaken me. Scripture in Mark 15:29, says
AND THEY THAT PASSED BY RAILED ON HIM, WAGGING THEIR HEADS, AND SAYING AH, THOU THAT DESTROYEST THE TEMPLE, AND BUILDEST IT IN THREE DAYS. SAVE THYSELF, AND COME DOWN FROM THE CROSS.
Are you mocking someone, who is holding up the cross, who is trying to serve the Lord?
Look I understand we do not all agree, we do not have the same callings. And yes, we may even debate, or argue. But should we?
For sarcasm is ugly. And we must have wisdom to understand, we are all different. Remember, get that check in your spirit, thats just it we are all different. We are all on the vine, with Christ in different stages. What I know, you may not know. What you know, I may not know. But we should never have a spirit of “I am better then you.” Or a spirit that tries to puff itself up.
We must always have love, front and center, even if we do not always have spiritual understanding, of some things. Or matters that are KJV biblical. But if you let sarcasm, be your focus, you will lose something very precious and great in this matter.
You will truly lose the understanding of what Christ did for you on that cross. Please, never take that for granted. No matter what you do.
Do not take it for granted. I hope you see this, and you will understand, you are only hurting yourself. And you may be hurting someone else, who could learn from you, but instead, they are seeing the Pharisee spirit.
Feel free to share this with other brothers and sisters in Christ, who you may need to minister to. But please do it in love. Not sarcasm.
You see, we all sin, we all come short of our Lords glory. All of us.
Blessings and love, Elena Ramirez