THE 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.
To each their own….
By Elena Ramirez
Please look at that scripture in the above photo. Look very closely.
When I was growing up, I was warned. In matters of decorum, you don’t talk about politics, and you don’t talk about religion.
Well I threw that adage out the window a long time ago. Because whether people want to agree or not, we need to see whats going on in our country. And we need to talk about it. With each other.
And the strange thing, is that politics are affected by the lack of wisdom, from someone, who does not have fear of God, in such matters. I am not wincing words here. You do not want to be deceived.
I have seen enough in this election, to make me cringe, that Christian leaders who should have wisdom, and understanding of Gods ways, and truth are not supporting it. They are not vocal about it.
And in fact, are doing and saying things, that are the opposite of Gods truth, and are greatly influencing others. They think because they have the forum, and the power, they can say, what they want, and not have any consequences, concerning that. But they forget there is a judgment day for all of us.
Well that kind of endorsing, is wrong thinking on any Christians part. Because we do all have a responsibility to know Gods truth, to know what God says in a matter, and not to align ourselves with someone, who should know better. Or someone who purposely, disregards God, and His truth.
Politics are affected by these matters. Now I don’t like using the word religion, because it always gives a connotation about a group, or a particular ideology. But what I do refer it to, is to my relationship with Christ, that I have from my King James Bible, and prayer. And yes, I look at the fruit of someone in politics. Something Mr. Cruz, early in his campaign told us to look at. That was wisdom. Without, trying to enforce anything on anybody.
Bully tactics, are something, we should look at. And avoid. Because well, it goes totally against who we are as Christians. Christ, has never called us to enforce something on someone. He does not even take His word, and hit us on the head with it. He gives us a choice. Free will. But if we do not choose Him, well we choose wrong.
Many of you may be like me, where you are disappointed, in who some of our Christian leaders are now a days…
You think they should not support or endorse someone who has shown time, and time again, fruit that is not Christ like. To say the least.
Well, its time for you to stand up, where you are, with what you got. Your King James Bible, which is truth, and not corrupted, and stand and make a stand for the Kingdom of God, and yes for your country.
I believe prayer, is something, we need to begin doing more of. Myself included. And to pray repentant. Because more then ever, we are seeing the fruit of this in our country. The sins, that we have allowed, over, and over again. Including abortion. But we do need to pray. For Gods wisdom for our leaders, including those Christian leaders who let us down. And we need to pray, for guidance, from God and yes forgiveness.
But, concerning Christian leaders who have displayed a parting of Gods truth. I briefly want to say, when I feel that way, I am careful not to pray with them, or agree with them. You see, there is an anointing, that flows from the top and makes a covenant with someone in matters. This is why I would choose to have a Godly president, over someone who does not.
So when I see someone who is in the body of Christ choose someone, I don’t agree with, well that red alert or red flag is revealed. Its not that I don’t walk in love. Its not that I would even want to start an argument. Its a matter of choosing sides.
Gods side, and everything He says. Or what the enemy might choose.
You see, loyalty is very important to God. Being right in His sight. Its far more better then voting, against your conscience.
When we choose to align ourselves, even in prayer with someone, we do not agree with, what does that say to God?
Now we must, especially in these times, be careful, who we align ourselves with. We must ask God for wisdom.
I just think its wise, for myself anyway, not to align myself with someone, who has displayed in conversation or support, to someone who has gone against everything Christ has taught us. Either we obey God, or we don’t. Be careful who you pray with, and agree with.
Since, I cannot be a hypocrite, strange I got tested in this matter. And what I have learned, even in this, is pray, people are not deceived. Pray people get the blinders off of their eyes. Because the enemy will use people, even people, who have a form of light, and they are true darkness. Remember the enemy was light. He can transform himself. Pray you are not deceived. Pray for those who are.
Be careful to be prayerful in matters, more then ever for our country. I just feel the Lord prompting me more to work on my own love walk. To avoid strife. To take on Christ more in my communications, and to avoid arguments, that are just meant to be a snare, to my soul.
After hearing another Christian leader give an endorsement, this is my thought:
Plz don’t tell me you cannot judge someone’s heart. After they have spoken evil! Did we forget what Christ taught us? Are we going to let the blind lead us?
I FOLLOW CHRIST NOT MAN!
“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
Matthew 15:14 KJV
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”
Luke 6:45 KJV
In conclusion: I just feel led to also remind you to be in prayer for our country more so. To remind you, that you have the ability to be a vessel for the Lord. To work on our love walk. To avoid the spirit of strife that comes from some who really have no sense of truth. Pray for people, but don’t strike up a friendship with, someone who really is friends with strife. Someone, who really just wants to argue. That kind of self confidence, is evil.
Be careful friends, blessings, and love in Christ. May God be glorified, and I believe in miracles. For the United States of America.
MAKE NO FRIENDSHIP WITH AN ANGRY MAN; AND WITH A FURIOUS MAN THOU SHALT NOT GO: LEST THOU LEARN HIS WAYS, AND GET A SNARE TO THY SOUL. BE NOT THOU ONE OF THEM THAT STRIKE HANDS, OR OF THEM THAT ARE SURETIES FOR DEBTS. PROVERBS 22:24:26. KJV.
Whats on my mind? Whats my thought for today? Well, I do have a thought, now and then. This morning, I did think about how naive I was growing up. How rebellious I was.
How I wanted what I wanted, and sometimes, you want something, but you don’t know how to go about it, but you do your thing anyway. Wisdom has taught me, at this point of my life, that yes being naive, being ignorant to Gods ways, and His truth, if you ignore, does not benefit you, but hurts you.
God has His ways, His plan for us, but if we don’t know truth, or knowledge, or His “law” which many Christians confuse with the law of sin and death, that we are free from in Christ. They think grace covers it.
We cannot have grace, unless we repent, and are mindful to His truth. We need Gods law. We cannot reach our potential. Those laws, have principles, that bring truth to us, to live, a better life. Even for eternity.
So when I see teachings on not knowing the law, of God, from people. Or some that teach you don’t need to know it. I get that red alert.
All I know, is if I am trying to do my part in every way, I can, according to God, I can come to His throne, reassured, to ask, so if there is a chance, a possibility, a way, a miracle, that I can tap into. Because of who He is. I want it with all my being.
God does not flip flop. He gave that law, and its in the Old Testament.
But we have our part. And with all my being, I just submit to Him. I trust and obey, and that enemy has to flee.
But again, today, I thought, how silent God is, especially when we disregard these truths, and we ignore what He says. Even in the Bible we choose. I have learned the King James is Holy and anointed. The others are not. They are actually corrupted, because they disregard the commandments not to change, add, or delete them.
I want miracles, for me, and for you. But we have our part. I get sad, because so many times, people think you are judging them. But really you are warning them because you love them. Because you love Him. So this is not an argument. This is the beauty of America, and freedom of speech.
Oh well, today, I pray to trust and obey. I pray, He is glorified. I see my beautiful America. And I see this land is precious, because of our forefathers. They gave us the Constitution, they gave us the Bill of Rights.
God gave us Cruz, and America is still missing it. I pray, we wake up. I think of the world and its condition, and I see at least in my thinking, how much Gods true law would benefit us all. Not in any kind of religion, but in His truth as a relationship.
Scripture says, we need the law, or we are cursed. I think if we knew better, we would embrace that law quickly.
BUT THIS PEOPLE WHO KNOWETH NOT THE LAW ARE CURSED. JOHN 7:49. KJV.
Praying in Christ today, I am trusting God. And His law….
FOR THE LORD THY GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE, EVEN A JEALOUS GOD. DEUTERONOMY 4:24.
God is jealous for your soul. He created you, in His image, and so when any of us, get off course, and we do not realize the error of our ways, He sees with jealousy!
I have seen in my own journey of life, where God has prompted to correct me here and there. But He has done it sometimes in jealousy….
He is such a gentleman, to me, but He has been known to teach me some hard lessons in life.
It grieves me, that sometimes, I have not had good judgment. It grieves me, that I made Father jealous.
I did not do it intentionally, but stupidly, being naive, being foolish, about not knowing His ways, His truth….For life. For He is the way, the truth, and the life.
Oh how I love my King James Bible. For there, I hear His voice. There I know the content is not corrupted, there, I find truth. His commandments. Not someone else’s voice, that would make Him jealous…
I remember one time, I got Father jealous, because of my fascination with angels. I had been collecting figurines of them. One time, I went to a good will store, and I found one, and she had a lantern, so I bought it.
That same night, I dreamt of her. She came alive. She was evil, and she was trying to steal my soul, the light of who Christ was. Her lantern was symbolic, to taking my light, and putting it in that lantern. I woke up, terrified.
And I immediately opened my bible. This scripture was immediately in view.
THOU SHALT HAVE NONE OTHER GODS BEFORE ME. THOU SHALT NOT MAKE THEE ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, OR ANY LIKENESS OF ANYTHING THAT IS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, OR THAT IS IN THE EARTH BENEATH, OR THAT IS IN THE WATERS BENEATH THE EARTH. THOU SHALT NOT BOW DOWN THYSELF UNTO THEM, NOR SERVE THEM, FOR I THE LORD THY GOD AM A JEALOUS GOD, VISITING THE INIQUITY OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN UNTO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION OF THEM THAT HATE ME. AND SHOWING MERCY UNTO THOUSANDS OF THEM THAT LOVE ME AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS. DEUTERONOMY 4:7-10.
I repented. I broke it, and smashed it into tiny little pieces. There was something attached to it, in the spirit, that I did not want even anybody else to have. So I broke it, and threw it in the trash. It was a lesson, I will never forget.
You see, God saw my fascination, but even as a child, He was teaching me not to have any idolatry, before Him. For as a child, I asked my mother, when we went to mass, why did the people bow down to the statues? She had been teaching me the ten commandments, so I knew. We went to different churches, so I know the difference.
But here I was caught up in the spirit of just collecting, but it offended God.
So I am always careful now, to stop and see, what I like, what I give attention to, and why? Even people… Does it become idolatry?
You see, I don’t want to offend God. I know He is jealous. That scripture says he will visit the iniquity of the fathers, upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
Generational curses, one wonders, so I want the slate clean…..
Idolatry, can also come in the form, of loving one self. Did you know that? Remember the devil was an angel of light, who disguised himself. He can come into position by showing himself as beautiful. But behind his spirit, that ugly spirit will show up, as pride, and as conceited. He was jealous of God, but God won that fight and kicked Him out of heaven.
God does not share His glory with anyone. So it is wise, to watch out for anything that becomes idolatry, or that tries to take the place of our relationship with our Lord and savior. Because He is jealous…
I have learned lessons in that as well, though it is hard for me to articulate into words, I pray, not to give myself that attention, in these kind of matters. For it can turn into vanity.
I just want to please God. I just want His peace, in my life. I just want answers to prayer, and I do not want anything in my life, that is sin, that would take priority, or hinder my prayers. I want His protection. I just love His presence….
I want to see Him glorified, though, because of all of this. I want Him to know, and the world…so I speak it. I don’t want to make Him jealous. And I want for Him to receive any glory, or honor, or prestige, concerning anything, I prosper in. Because if you think about it, our lives are in His hand. Our health, our wealth, our blessings…..small and large.
It takes deliberate thought, to make sure when I come before Him, even in prayer, that I know, that I know who I am talking to.
He is the King of Kings, He is the Lord of Lords. He is the healer, the provider, the creator of Heaven and earth, and so much more. I do not want to make him jealous, by giving someone, or anything more priority then I do him.
So I want to be careful. Do you think about that? Are you aware He is jealous for your soul? Food for thought, I pray this blesses you…
In Christ, Elena Ramirez
I know, I have written a few things on forgiveness, but I want to take this in a different direction. And that is learning to release someone in forgiveness, by telling them so.
Have you ever apologized to someone, and you know you made a mistake, and so you apologized, but they did not acknowledge your apology? They ignored you, or remained silent. Or still continued blaming you in unforgiveness?
This has happened to me a lot. And many times, I just walked away sad, because what I really wanted to hear, was I do forgive you.
I learned, to say, I was sorry, at a very, very early age. I had a strict mom, and I wanted to please her. Now, I was not a model child by any means. And I still am not. Even as a child of God. I make mistakes. In judgment, I do often in fact. I pray not to do so, but sometimes, well, I do.
I pray, God guide me in this, but one thing I have learned, is not to carry any kind of guilt, or condemnation, from myself, or others, or even from God. So I repent first to God. Then I apologize to others. I humble myself, even sometimes, when I am right. But…
If it does not feel right, I know, as an unction from God to release it.
But there are people, I love, people I admire, people I respect, that may not see it the same way as I do.
And so what can I do? But just pray for them myself.
You see, I believe there is a power, in releasing someone in forgiveness. It takes away pride. It takes away, any kind of self control in the matter, that can be manipulative, to have someone indebted to you. I know where that spirit comes, and I get right to the root of it. It comes from the devil.
I do not want to be indebted to the enemy in any way. In even a legal way, where he can accuse me or, try to take my blessings. I don’t want to be indebted to anyone, nor to myself, in the sense, I want to carry a grudge. Because if you do not release someone in forgiveness, you will carry a grudge.
You have not taken the final step, to release that person, from that offense, so you will ponder on it, and you may grow a seed of hate.
How naive we all can be. By not forgiving someone, or releasing them in forgiveness we have to know what scripture says, and God says if we do not forgive our brother, our friend, etc. He will not forgive us.
MATTHEW 6:15 BUT IF YE FORGIVE NOT MEN THEIR TRESPASSES, NEITHER WILL YOUR FATHER FORGIVE YOUR TRESPASSES.
I don’t want that. I don’t want that hanging over me. Its strange, but lately, for whatever reason God has been showing me this…. I have been thinking, or dreaming of people. I have known in the past. Those that were even family, or friends, that are no longer friends. They are not in my life. And I just have had a sense, God was trying to get me to repent, and to forgive them. So I have. I may not have thought, I had not forgiven them. But you know God knows our hearts better then we do. Now, I cannot contact them, but God knows.
But, I think we can close the circle, when we have a chance. When we have a chance to ask someone to forgive us, or to even find a person, and say…..I forgive you. Or say. I am sorry.
But I really want to impress upon you, to release them by telling them you forgive them. As they apologize. And we all know…
More times, people do not apologize. Even if they don’t ask for it. Tell them you forgive them. Why? Because you don’t want that garbage in you. That can grow into hate. Maybe somehow you will remind them, that this is what God wants for us all.
What a release, it is. What power, you feel from heaven, above. A cleansing. I cannot explain it. I don’t know all the benefits of it. But I look at it as someone who was in chains, and now no longer in chains.
And in order to keep those chains off, I keep forgiving. I keep asking for forgiveness. From God and others. In fact I do this daily, because I still make mistakes.
You see, I actually do care, and I do want to be accountable to God. To others. I want to work out my salvation, clear of unforgiveness.
I think of how many times, an apology would have blessed me, comforted me, soothed me, and even proved love. And when I did not get it, a wound, may be healed. Because I know what God says….
But it is always tender to the touch. I have enough scars about me, to know this to be true. So grateful for the armor of God, to quench the fiery darts, even when I am not released in forgiveness.
I hope this blesses you, much Love, Elena Ramirez
I truly believe, because I have learned the benefits and strategies of forgiveness, that what I am about to share with you, will truly make you mindful to forgive. But to also ask for forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a cleanser. It cleans our souls. It cleans our spirits, of any bad vibes, any evil, any polluting of our spirits. Anything the enemy will use to stop us from wanting to be blessed. The enemy wants to steal our blessings by making us not see how important forgiving is.
We should all want to be good at forgiving. Not holding a grudge, not giving someone free rent in our minds and hearts, because we will not forgive. We should not be taking the poison, that unforgiveness gives.
And it is poison. This is why Christ told us to forgive. And because of that I believe that…He wants us to go to our enemy, or someone who offended us, and to release that by forgiving, so we would not keep that bitter spirit in us, that can actually turn into a “root of bitterness” because the unforgiveness, would not leave.
I actually believe, that it can cause physical cancer. Because it is nurtured in hate, it is nurtured in thinking of it over and over again, and it can grow. It manifests itself, and turns into a disease. It can even be passed down from generation to generation, because the thought to forgive is not taught to another generation. Vengeance is mine saith the Lord.
And though many of us, know we are to forgive. We do not know that we should also ask for forgiveness. Scripture says, the Lord lifts the humble, but He turns from the proud. When one is so arrogant, so prideful, so adamant to not budge when it comes to being humble and saying I am sorry, please forgive me. They are allowing the enemy to play. They are allowing that spirit of unforgiveness as well to be present in their hearts. Going to someone, and apologizing, is not losing face. Its not losing any ground. If anything, it gives you leverage, because you are pleasing God. You are pleasing Father, and that spirit will leave you.
We always have to remember Christ is the way, the truth, and life. And His ways, tells us to be humble, in matters like this. Make peace with your enemy. Make peace, with yourself. With others. More then anything make peace with God!
The more one thinks about an offense, and to me, who does not nip it in the bud, right then right there, with yourself and others. Is a coward. Yes, a coward. Because you may have gotten offended, but you did not set the record straight with someone, and yourself, and you let it go. But you really did not let it go without Gods ways, and that is forgiving. Thats not forgiving when you let it go that way. Thats being in denial.
Now I know there are many circumstances you cannot address it to someone else, because they are gone, or they are not around, or you just don’t know where to reach them. But if you can, and you could, go to them. Tell them you forgive. Or tell them you want to be forgiven. Clean the slate.
But if you cannot do this….
This is where prayer comes in. This is where talking to God, and releasing it to Him, makes a difference. Being mindful in your own behavior, to learn to forgive others, and to ask for forgiveness. My mom taught me at an early age, to apologize. She forced me, because I wanted peace with her. But yet, we would because of our own different view points, get caught up in something over and over again, and those resentments would arise. What a strange relationship. But, I do not hold any ill feelings toward her. Even now that she is dead. You know forgiving someone, even yourself, sometimes, with the grace of God. Can show you why a person, is the way they are. Without nurturing, or truth, especially Gods truth, our King James bibles we can miss it.
Just because you are a Christian, does not mean you are excused to not forgive anybody. In fact, the more the reason to be an example of Christ in this. Because when much is given, much is expected. Christ died on that cross for you and me. He took the penalty of sin for our lives. He knows what sin can do. Unforgiveness is sin. Christ on that cross said forgive them father, for they know not what they do.
When we don’t know what God truly expects, and with fear of Him, and yes the consequences, we do not forgive. Nor do we ask for forgiveness.
This has to be taught, to understand the strategy the enemy will use to take your blessings. To take your growth. To take away love. Love is not there, if God is not there. And when God is there, the opportunity to forgive is always available.
But it begins with true repentance. To God, and to others. Let the cleansing begin. Don’t hold onto something that happened even years ago. Release it to God. Release others. Release yourself.
Forgiveness, is not just a tactic, or a strategy, it is a commandment from God. Forgiving definitely goes hand in hand with repenting. Because God forgives when we repent. This is why I always want to be repenting. Because I want the grace of forgiveness. But I do not take it for granted. Because of Christ’s sacrifice. It was too great.
For if we do not forgive others, including ourselves, through Christ. He will not forgive us. I just think, again my thoughts, that if we knew what forgiveness could do for ourself and others. The world would be a better place, but we would run to ask for forgiveness. Knowing this pleases God. But it is good for our own souls.
I pray, this prayer and post will help you. But I do recommend looking up scriptures on forgiveness from a King James. There are so many strategies to this, that I think I just scratched the surface. But let Christ show you. By the Holy Spirit, by God almighty and His commandments.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS, AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. I JOHN 1:9.
Father, I come before your throne, and seek you, your Kingdom and your righteousness. Lord, I do repent. I repent daily, because I have come to know myself. I do not want pride, or anything to hinder me from being in my relationship with you, and yes even with others. I ask to show me how to be humble. Like Christ. I ask that you prompt me every time that ugly spirit of pride would pop up to even stop me from being humble, that I would even remember this prayer. I want nothing to stop my blessings of knowing you, or my own personal blessings to be stopped. To turn into obstacles, or to turn into poison, in my soul. Remove any bitter spirit of unforgiveness.
I prayed to you just the other day, and I know you recall it. But you just bring it to my remembrance even now. That I asked you to forgive me, as I forgave some family members who hurt me greatly when I was young. I was so naive. I thought I did forgive them. They have not been in my life. But this so grieved me as a child. The rejection, the hate, the distance. The jealousy….they had for me. I did not deserve that.
But I released them and when I did you brought this message to me more about forgiving. You know our hearts. I actually believe you gave me a gift to understanding. You did and I see it. So clearly after that. When I prayed for them. For their souls. For even their family members, as I released this.
You see things we sometimes do not see. But this is why it is so important that we forgive. That we ask to be forgiven by you and others.
So we can have clean hearts before you. Thank you for sharing this truth to me, so I can share it with others. Thank you. For love, that is extended by forgiveness. In Jesus name. Amen.
If this message blessed you, please share it with others you might know. I do not ask for money, but I do ask for help in doing Kingdom work. For our Lord, for love. Thank you. Elena