WHY COMMUNICATION IS SO IMPORTANT AS A CHRISTIAN BUT IN LIFE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4575.jpgI feel led to write about communication.  With one another, with God, with others, and as a Christian, I feel I am more indebted to try and communicate.

Most of my problems I have had in life, or with others, are due to not getting communication.  Where things may seem to be fuzzy, or where someone, may take the incentive, but will do something and not communicating.  Or where something is assumed.  

Or where I was expected to do something, but I did not know.  So because communication was not reinforced, things fell through, or did not get accomplished.  

Its so vital, to communicate, and I think thats why I have since, an early age, tried to articulate my thoughts, actually by writing them down, and communicate through writing, because I have not always been confident, or been a great orator.  But that changed when I began writing my thoughts, as a reference.  So I overcame that to build up my self esteem.

In business, I learned to document my thoughts, and situations, because you need a back up sometimes.  To determine, what was communicated, and if it was not, then I had my notes to refer to.  To show, this was what was communicated.  

I used to work for the phone company.  And I used to joke to some, that the phone company, was responsible for providing great phone service to others, for having the tool as the phone. But inside the ranks of the company, there were times, communication was not available, and things were not understood, and the protocol, for even sharing information was difficult.  To receive or share.  Whose who?   Who do I need to contact, to communicate with?

Recently, I have had situations arise, where communication was vague, or where someone, actually did not communicate with me, and misunderstandings did occur. And I am not going to give the enemy fuel, if I remain silent.  I have my part.  And I see how the enemy can only come to destroy, when communication is not available. 

I have a neighbor, who just recently overstepped, her authority in a matter, because she did not communicate a problem with us, and tried to rectify a problem on her own, concerning our fence.  If she had only come to us, and stated there was a problem with the fence, and asked for our assistance, we would have been glad, to help.  Or, if she had asked for permission.  But she did neither, and now consequently, the situation has gotten so bad, by her lack of communication, that we are at odds with each other.  And its sad.  

With my friends, who I love dearly, things like that can also occur, if one person, is assuming something, but the communication is not clear, feelings can get hurt.

Or with family.  Who I love dearly.  With my hubby, or son, we often have little powwows, so we can get to the root of a problem but we communicate, so we all understand each other.  And I will just say here, everyone, needs that, to feel important or understood.  Then we pray to God, because we always need to communicate to our Lord.

So I try, really hard to communicate.  And I also ask for feedback, to see if my message was conveyed, and understood.  When one does not make the effort to do that, things, can fall through the cracks.  

I really feel like God is telling us, we have a responsibility to communicate.  Is it easy?  Not always.  Confrontation, can make it seem like war.  But the enemy would rather have us shut up, then to communicate.  Even if I do not agree with someone, I so appreciate, the effort when communication is presented.  It helps.  

But when someone goes silent, its mind boggling, because you just don’t know.  So yes, I can be bold, and confront, if I need communication in a matter.  Some things, to be honest, I don’t want to know, but if I am included in a matter, to do something, yes communicate with me.  Its a service we do for one another, but it takes two parties to do it.

I am pretty fair, when I know the facts, but its so frustrating, if you are put on the spot, yet someone did not say, or communicate, this is what I expect.  These are the rules.

Life is funny, and people like to do their own thing but do we really look as well to see, what God says?  Not man, but God, first.  I love my King James bible, because Gods Holy word, is there to give me answers.  God has done His part by communicating and giving us His Holy word.  And I just will say it here, He does not give us something only to think about but if its there, its a commandment.  But He provides, always.  

….Answers to why things happen, but also what God expects.  Sometimes you have to connect the dots, but communicating with God, is so important.  Prayer.  He is the King of Kings, He established His thoughts, but if I want answers I have to talk to Him, I have to search my Bible, I have to see and examine my part and heart in this matter.  Do I communicate, did I communicate my part effectively?

And with others.  Sometimes, I have to apologize. Or repent, and to God, I need to do this often.  Practically every day, because I am not perfect.  In communication.  Sometimes, I have to say, I failed to understand your thoughts, so I reacted this way.

But when someone does not apologize or communicate as well, it is frustrating to say the least.  When I have communicated, but the communication was not returned.  Or understood.  

Maybe thats why I am writing this.  Because communication is so important.  But it is a two way street.  One cannot just communicate, and work at something, while someone does not offer communication in return.

Well, I hope this brings insight, like I say, I am an opened book in many ways, and there are some things I don’t spill the beans about, or blab or communicate about, because it could be misunderstood, but if I try to be honest, and truthful with others and God, it does seem to make things easier.  

Communication always has to be worked out.  

This is what the Bible says about this.  I am glad it does.  Because more then anything I want to please my Lord.  Thank you…Father.  

HEBREWS 13:16  KJV

BUT TO DO GOOD AND TO COMMUICATE FORGET NOT: FOR WITH SUCH SACRIFICES GOD IS WELL PLEASED.  

 

Blessings, and love,

 

Elena Ramirez 

THE TRUE LIGHT FROM GOD BRINGS GLADNESS TO GROW ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0049.jpgDon’t you want to grow?  Don’t you want to be glad?  I know I do…. and if we look for the light in Gods Holy King James word, we can see the light.  

Words, they may be skimmed over, or not even taken to heart, if you are in darkness, you might not see them.

But if you take to heart what Christ said, that He is the light of the world, and you let His word, be a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path you could find that light to grow.  

THY WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH.  PSALMS 119:105.  KJV.

I AM COME A LIGHT INTO THE WORLD, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON ME SHOULD NOT ABIDE IN DARKNESS.  JOHN 12:46.  KJV. 

I want to use the analogy of a flower, and how it needs light.  Do you notice there are some plants, that thrive on light?  If you put them in a dark place, they won’t grow.  They won’t become the best they can be.  They may even die.  Sadly.  

Well there are instructions, to certain plants so they can grow.  So they can thrive, and bloom, and become beautiful.  To bring beauty, to express who God is, to shine….

Friends, let me just say this, God created, each and every one of us, to shine, for His glory.  We need KJV instruction to grow. 

And if we are allowing darkness, to invade our spirits, whatever that may be.  We will not grow. 

Many people, think I am odd, because as an example, I won’t see certain movies.  I won’t allow that darkness, to enter my “eye-gate.”  

Evil movies, or even movies, that come in the name of the Lord, but they are not based on King James scriptures.  They take the concept of God, and totally distort that.  That brings darkness.  

To me, thats deception, and it comes from the enemy.  To bring darkness.  To confuse, to distort, what Father says, in His King James word.  So I won’t watch them. 

THE LIGHT OF THE BODY IS THE EYE:  IF THEREFORE THINE EYE BE SINGLE, THY WHOLE BODY SHALL BE FULL OF LIGHT.  BUT IF THINE EYE BE EVIL, THY WHOLE BODY SHALL BE FULL OF DARKNESS.  IF THEREFORE THE LIGHT, THAT IS IN THEE BE DARKNESS, HOW GREAT IS THAT DARKNESS!  MATTHEW 6:22-23.  KJV. 

We sometimes, do not realize the ramifications of our compromising, or our allowing of such things in our spirit.  Another reason, why I won’t go to a psychic, or a fortune teller, or read, my horoscope.  For these things bring darkness.  And God totally rejects these entities.  He wants us to be holy.  He wants us to seek Him, and only Him.  Anything that is not of God, is darkness…

We so have to guard our spirits.  We so have to repent, for even doing something that may offend God in this.  For they bring curses.  They bring darkness.  We live in this world, but friends, God has told us not to be a part of it.  

To be a part of it is to be an enemy of God.  

I just want to inspire you to seek light.  Seek truth, seek the good, be the good, be light, as Christ is light.  To others, and for yourself.  

To be glad, that above scripture in that photo, says so much.  But how important is it for us to really sow light?  How important is it for us, to try and be righteous?  How important is it for us, to try and be upright in our hearts?  When I read this, I see light is sown for gladness.  

I so want the joy and gladness, that only God can give?  Don’t you?

Just my thoughts today.  In love, I want to inspire you.  Let us stay away from sin, or anything else that brings darkness.  

This is why, again as well, that I warn you don’t use those corrupted bibles.  For they have been compromised, changed, added to, and deleted.  After God warned us.  They are not light.  They are not holy.  They are part truth, and part lie.  

And if you look at them for light, you may see a counterfeit light.  Seek the true light.  This does affect us, And our discernment, our understanding, our sense of right and wrong, will be diminished if darkness is present.  We must seek the light.  

We must, depart from anything that brings darkness.  Even friends, folks…. there so much to this, concerning, the light….but this is why the world, is lost.  This is why atheists are doomed for hell, because they refuse to see the light.  Don’t be like them.  

THEN JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, YET A LITTLE WHILE IS THE LIGHT WITH YOU.  WALK WHILE YE HAVE THE LIGHT, LEST DARKNESS COME UPON YOU:  FOR HE THAT WALKETH IN DARKNESS KNOWETH NOT WHITHER HE GOETH.  JOHN 12:35.  KJV.  

Much love, Elena Ramirez 

 

 

WHAT SEPARATES US FROM GOD? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


PB030096.jpgWhat I am about to tell you is truth, but some are going to get angry.  Because they stand on one scripture, but they forget to look in the rest of the Bible.  And I am talking about a King James bible.  

This scripture, many take to heart, and they don’t think anything separates us from Christ.  They stand on it, and sadly they don’t see that there is more, that can separate us from Christ.  There is more to it….

WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST?  SHALL TRIBULATION, OR DISTRESS, OR PERSECUTION OR FAMINE, OR NAKEDNESS, OR PERIL OR SWORD?  NAY IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS, THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US. ROMANS 8:35-36.  KJV.

So, they will argue they will debate it.  They will twist it, and look for the loop hole in it.  

To defend that they can sin, that once saved is always, saved.  But its not.  They think their salvation is secure.  And they think they don’t have to worry about it.  Wrong. 

Friend, sin, separates us from God.  We serve a Holy God.  One without blemish.  And yes we can by the blood of Jesus, by repentance, by going to the cross, we can receive holiness. We can receive the promise of that above scripture.  

But if sin, is there, and it is not repented.  That scripture will not give you that promise, unless you repent.  Because if you have sinned, after receiving Christ, you will make your salvation null and void.  People do not like hearing that, but even in Ezekiel 33, we are told, to warn each other, and that includes a righteous person.  

Please look at this carefully.  Sometimes, we can miss it.  And there are many reasons, why we can miss it.  Perhaps, your Sunday school teacher did not address this, or the pastor.  Maybe you are using a corrupted bible, that has translated words, and meanings, so you don’t see it.  

But sin, separates us from God.  

BEHOLD THE LORDS HAND IS NOT SHORTENED, THAT IT CANNOT SAVE; NEITHER HIS EAR HEAVY, THAT IT CANNOT HEAR;  BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS, HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR.  Isaiah 59:1-2.  KJV.

The only cure for that is to repent.  

AND I GAVE HER SPACE TO REPENT OF HER FORNICATION; AND SHE REPENTED NOT.  BEHOLD I WILL CAST HER INTO A BED AND THEM THAT COMMIT ADULTERY WITH HER INTO GREAT TRIBULATION, EXCEPT THEY REPENT OF THEIR DEEDS.  Revelation 2:21-22.  KJV. 

Hope this helps you.  Maybe you repented, when you first accepted Christ.  But repentance, dear friends, should even be daily.  Because we all can miss it.  We all fall short of the glory of God.  We all sin, even when we don’t think we are.  Thats pride, if you think you are above all that.  Seriously.  

Blessings, Elena Ramirez 

  

RESPECT IS…. By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0084.jpgRespect Is…

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

THE SIN OF PLAGIARISM WITH GODS HOLY WORD THE BIBLE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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It is a sin.  To take Gods holy word, copy it, and then use it, for a foundation, to build another Bible version, from that.  This is plagiarism.

There is no other way to look at it.  For we have been warned in the King James Bible, over and over again, do not change, add, or delete anything from it.  So that, when disregarded, has become disobedience.  And disobedience is sin.

You don’t have to be a scholar of the Bible to comprehend that.  Or someone with a doctorate in religious studies.  You just don’t.  You take something, that has been established, and preserved for four hundred years, and see, that God stored it, preserved it, and when publishers, have taken that main lump, and then changed it, the plagiarism is evident.

Years ago, and I did not quite understand as well as I do now, but God began teaching me, how important obedience is, how important, being truthful, and honest is.  I suppose He was also testing me.  

I guess, I had issues.  In fact, I know I did, being in denial, one can easily go there, when not given the correct instruction, or knowledge, to comprehend a matter.  My past, my sins, are evidence to this.  But God did not leave me that way, and I am grateful for my salvation, and for what Christ did on that cross to set me free.  

I have learned, to get to the root of things now.  I don’t waste my time, trying to understand peoples intentions, or why they act the way they do, in a good or a bad matter.  I just sometimes see, what was the end result, and why it happened.  Why scratch at the surface, when you can get to the root of the matter?  We need a moral compass.  The King James is a moral compass, that is not broken.  

Sin, in any form of our lives, hurts us.  It gives the enemy a legal right to attack any of us.  So trying to get to the root of why something happened, tells me in simple terms.  That the enemy, who we know comes, to kill, steal, and destroy, had his evil hands on something, so it affected someone else.    

But I plead the blood of Jesus.

We have to want to grow.  We have to want to learn, that which is right in the sight of God.  We have to have fear of God.  We have to see there are consequences to disobedience.

When God began teaching me how important it is to be obedient, He took me to the root of the matter, and gave me an example.

It was about ten years ago.  I was then writing my poetry, which is also called a Prayer of Hope.  I have hundreds of poetry pages, that I would write, here on the internet…..

I had learned to create web pages, which was unheard of then practically, but I learned html.  Creating code, for my pages.  My attempts were very humble in their presentation, not fancy, but I still learned it.  So I could list my poems.

One day, it was brought to my attention, that someone had copied, my writings, and was trying to make themselves look like the writer.  By eliminating my name, or my copyrights.

They assumed, in the presentation, that people would recognize them as the author.  This is called Plagiarism.  It is illegal, in the United States, and it is illegal in the sight of God.  

And for the record, not ethical, moral, or honest.  How can we be right in the sight of God, unless we strive for truth?  

Yet, with technology, as it is, it is very easy, to take someones writings, from a computer, and copy and paste information, to “deceive” someone.  Do you see that word, I use deceive?

Well, when this happened, I ran to God in prayer, so sad, so hurt, that someone would do this to me.  And God comforted me.  I felt His compassion, and He told me then, this is how I feel, when the devil takes my Holy word, and makes people think he is the author.  

I did not understand that.  What was I missing? Yet I was grateful for his kindness.  For I just had a sense, that He would keep me covered in that, and protect me and my writings….but what could I do for him?  Then He began revealing to me, the corruption of His holy word.  Little by little.

I began getting a sense of what He was talking about when He began revealing to me, how His holy word, had been plagiarized by these publishers for money, and how the enemy, had caused these people to be disobedient, and change Gods holy word, for the sake of money.

By making the excuse of claiming the translation, would be easier to comprehend.  He told me, these versions, bring a spirit of confusion.  

He also showed me that the pastors that did this, should know better, but were in disobedience, for the people trust the truth to be truth from the pulpit.  But it is not.  

This is so Wrong!  This is wrong, in the sight of God.  For if you know your King James Bible, which has been around for 400 years, one could see, the many, warnings God gives.  Do not change His word.  Period.  It is disobedience.

There is a spirit, that is attached to this disobedience.  That brings confusion, and brings a distortion of Gods holy word, that changes, the anointing and holiness, to corruption.  This is the enemies intention.  So when people read another Bible version, they are not reading or seeing and hearing the voice of Father God.  They are hearing a voice, that has disobeyed God, and that voice has changed the wording so much so, that the original content, has been misplaced in context.  The enemies intention is to distort that.  This is the enemies voice.  That has made him, the evil one the author of these compromised, changed, and corrupted bible versions.  Now I understand.  God had me get to the root of it.

So yes, it is a sin, to use any other version, that has been compromised, and corrupted.  They were created in sin, and the spirit, in which they instruct does not come from God.  Because they disobeyed God.  Remember, God does not change.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Whenever, I look at a bible verse now, I can pretty much see, if it is a King James or if it has been compromised.  I have learned, to hear my fathers voice, and to another, I will not follow.  When someone gives me a scripture reference.  I immediately reject it, if it is not a King James scripture.  Because they are corrupt.  They are part truth, but part lie.  They are corrupted in disobedience, that brings sin. 

So when someone writes, and they list scriptures, I do look and see, with discernment and prayer, as to what they are writing if it is truth.  

Plagiarism, is a sin, in any form.  Did you know the King James bible has no copy rights? But all the other bible versions do?  Why?  They do it, to protect themselves.  For they know themselves, they took that lump, and plagiarized Gods holy word, but now they want the copyrights for themselves.  What deception that is.

God is not the author of confusion.  But these versions are confusing, because the anointing, and holiness is gone.  People using these versions, are receiving a spirit of confusion, not truth.  For the truth has been changed.  They have changed the voice.  It is no longer the voice of the Holy spirit.  Remember the Holy spirit, is holy, and cannot be in something that is of sin.  

I write this post, because recently someone I love, gave me something to ponder on.  They were not King James scriptures, and the Lord showed me, this person, had copied something from someone else, to make a point.  I did not confront this person, with this truth to accuse, but extended love.  And grace.  

But I see, even in that example, how can we trust someone, if they cannot see the deception in doing something like this?  If they think it is o.k. to make themselves look good, by presenting something they did not write, yet it is deceptive.  It is plagiarism, to do that.  To not truly identify the writer.  And it is a sin.  And only repentance, sets us free.  Because God does not condone sin.  

With all my faults, I can say with a clear conscience, I do not plagiarize anyone.  My writings, are what they are.  With sometimes grammar, that may not make sense, or with an abundance of commas, in punctuation.  

But they are mine.  I am not perfect.  But I do not try and deceive someone to think something that is not based on a King James scripture.  Or to steal even a thought.  Yes I am inspired by some.  But I will not try and get the credit for something I did not write.

I will stand before my God.  Knowing this truth, now, as much as I do, and I cannot with a clear conscience write anything, to share, knowing God sees everything we do, and how we even search for Him, and His truth.  

And He does not condone and accept these bibles.  I don’t believe so.  I know He does not, because they are not His writings.  It is not His voice.  I don’t judge someones salvation.  God knows who is His.  

But if we do not get to the root of why the body of Christ is in such disarray, in such confusion, we are a part of the disobedience.  And I don’t want that in my own personal life.  Or yours.  Why should I care?  

Because I see, from the root, of how it all began, that the enemy, wanted Gods glory.  And he wanted to destroy that which was the plan of God, and for mankind. Christ came gave His life for us, but if we do not see the enemies antics in even such a matter as being on the same page with God, this is disobedience.  

And just an added thought, did you ever stop to consider that I tell my brothers and sisters in Christ this truth, because I do love God, and I do love my brothers and sisters, and I want to warn them of the dangers of these bibles? Love does not with hold truth. We all talk about love, but we really cannot find Jesus, without truth. He is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6. And that is love, and that is truth…..I am trying to help them find the way.  I am trying to help them find Jesus by His ways….

If we partake in disobedience, and again, this is why I will not attend a church, where the body gathers together, to hear a corrupted word.  Because there is deception in these bibles.  The body of Christ, is not where it should be, with God.  And especially because we are in end times.  We do not use anointed Bibles, together, to be in unity with Christ.  

So how can we trust Bibles, that God has not written?  Why would any of us want to use something with missing scriptures, and the true holiness, and anointing gone?  Why?  

Friends, I write this, just to ask you, are you using a bible, that comes from sin?

This is my prayer today, that I wrote on my post, and another ministers page:

My prayer is that God would be glorified.  That people would see the sin of corrupted Bible versions.  And get on the same page with God.  By using the King James bible.  I plead the blood of Jesus in this prayer.  Thats how important it is to me.

FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERY MAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK.  IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK:  AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK.  REVELATION 22:18-19.

Invite me to your church or ladies group, so I can share my thoughts, to encourage you, to inspire you, to know Jesus through the King James Bible.

WHEN YOU NEED THERAPY ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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Funny thing about life, things don’t always stay the same way. Sure you might be optimistic, one moment but the next day you don’t feel that joy, or constant level of being secure, or confident, or even sure of whats next.

But God made us to depend on Him. And without Him, it just does not work. I know it in my life.

Thats the way God made us. And sometimes, you think you learned a lesson in life, and then you go and do the same dumb thing over again. That could be sin, or it could be just that you take for granted grace, that is extended to you. And God needs to correct you.

The wonderful thing is, God has made a way through Jesus Christ. HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND LIFE. John 14:6. And sometimes, when your not sure of the path, or the lessons of life, you need THERAPY.

Therapy, that comes from Gods Holy word. The King James Bible. I love Gods holy word, just for that. No other word will do, because they are not holy.

I cannot even count the times, I have found an answer, or a sense of God speaking to me, to counsel me, or to show me, my sins, or mistakes, in His Holy word, my King James bible.

There are wonders, and secrets, that can get you back on the right track, so you can fulfill your journey. For by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5. And that includes, the mind, the soul, the spirit, the body……

You see none of us are righteous, none of us. We all need God. But it is His way. Not ours, that works.  Just ask Him…..

AS IT IS WRITTEN, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE.

ROMANS 3:10.

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE MOVIE UNBROKEN ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


I recently went to go see the movie Unbroken.  Directed by Angelina Jolie.  I had heard a lot of hype about it, so I decided to go and see it myself.

The story line from what I had heard really interested me, about what this man went through, and suffered, and that he was a Christian.

But I also heard, that his Christianity was not really mentioned too much in the movie.  That concerned me, because as a testimony it should give glory to God.  I had heard Mr. Franklin Graham, say on television, that a chapter was missing.  The chapter, where he went to one of Mr. Grahams revivals and Mr. Louis Zamperini gave his heart to Christ.   So I thought, oh no, here we go again, Hollywood is leaving God out of it.

But, that was not the case.  Angelina Jolie, did a beautiful job, in portraying this mans life.  His struggles, his brothers influence, his sense as a child, that he could not do anything.  It showed his great accomplishment to enter into the Olympics. And that he was very gifted.  He did not see that, but his brothers influence, really helped him.  It is a story of learning great strength, and hope in a time of adversity.  This man learned, if he could “take it, he could make it.”  This is what his brother taught him.

Then he went to serve our country.  And in doing so, he found himself, in a lot of trouble, when the plane they were flying in, crashed, after being attacked from the air patrol, they were in to defend our country.  

Three men survived.  One friend, was a Christian, who prayed.  The other, was a good man but he had no hope it seemed.  And….Louis, was a strong man in that which was portrayed of him.  But, he struggled too.  For over a month I am guessing, they were on a raft.  Starving, and not having water, and having the elements of the ocean against them, the sun beating on them, and trying to survive.

In one moment, of the movie, if you did not recognize it, you could miss it.  But it being a small moment, was a very great moment, when he told God, if you save me, I will serve you for the rest of my life.  

God saved him.  Spiritually and physically.  Did he know he was saved?  Did he know Christ entered his life?

Well, the good news, and the bad news of it was they survived.  Two of them.  The one without hope had died.  But they were captured by the Japanese army, and  tortured.  Louis suffered, even more so, at the hand of the commander, they called the Bird.  This man was ruthless, sadistic, and cruel.  For no reason, it seemed like he picked more and more on Louis.

I actually cried, at what he went through.  Was it because he was an Olympic star at one time?  Why was this commander so cruel to him?  Or what?  I don’t know.  Maybe it was because he was a Christian, though you did not see him pray, any more, in the movie, but he had asked God for help.

My thought is this, without giving away any more of the movie, but when he was rescued at the end of the war, and went home, and was reunited with his family.  

God had answered his prayer.  God fulfilled his part of it.  God saved him!  From what happened, and all that he suffered but God saved his soul on that raft!

This is reflected.  On the postscript of the movie.  He served God.  

Now this is just my thought on it, because I haven’t even read the book, or know all that happened, but Louis, began to work out his salvation, with trembling and fear.  

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (‭Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭12‬ KJV)

  When he came back home to the United States.  From what I understand he had a lot of stress, nightmares, and yes baggage from what he went through.

Yes… God used the Billy Graham ministry to help him.  To bring him closer to God.

But the glory goes to God.

And with no disrespect to the Billy Graham ministry.  I know many are upset that this ministry was not mentioned.  But we need to see God in this.  And nobody else.  You see, I myself, went to one of his revivals and gave my heart to God.  I am grateful for Billy Grahams ministry.  

But I really believe my salvation began when I cried out to the Lord broken, at one point.  Yes, I publicly gave my heart to Christ.  But also in privacy.  There I believe He met me, and saved me, and then later yes I made it public.  And being public, is saying to the world, I am not ashamed that Christ is my savior.    

But it is Christ who I know saved me.  God, daily guides us.  And some ministries do help.  But it is our own responsibility to seek God.  The Lord will save any of us, if we just ask Him.  In this relationship.  It is only by the grace of God, that we are saved.  

I believe that is why Angelina was so touched by this man, to want to make this movie.  She saw what God could do, in someones life.  And nobody else.  I don’t know if she is a Christian or not, but I have the feeling that she is.  I have the feeling she is like many of us, just searching.  But his story touched her, and I believe she seeks God.  She now, has a clearer sense of who God is.  And that is what its all about.  Yes some help us.  I hope to help some.  But I want to be ever so careful to give God only the glory.  

But, one thing I have learned, and to get into deeper, in thought.  We all try to serve God if we are Christians.  But we must be careful not to try and get the glory in some thing, that only belongs to God.  And I am not saying this ministry is doing that.  I am just saying lets give God the glory….

At the end of the movie, and I am sure at the discretion of Angelina, the director, she made sure, that every one could read, that Louis, had kept his part in serving God.  That was the agreement.  That was what Louis asked for, in that raft.

So for it to portray more of what happened, is really from your own perspective.  And really some things are left to the imagination.  But, I believe it did give glory to God. I believe she did a beautiful job in directing it.

And I believe, and pray God bless the Graham ministry.  But I believe, we cannot take our eyes off of the fact, that God saved him on that raft, and not afterwards….

Just my thoughts anyway.  It was a beautiful movie, and I hope whoever sees it, will see Gods plan, and Gods glory that he met Mr. Zamperini on that raft.

That no matter what situation, we are in, God can save us through His son our Lord Jesus Christ.  But my friends, we do have our part.  It starts by repenting.  By confessing Jesus Lord.  By giving our hearts to Christ.  By telling Him, we believe He died for our sins.  Then we grow… In prayer, in reading a good Bible, like my King James, and just trying daily in this lifetime we are given.  To love one another, to forgive.  As he did, by going back to Japan, and seeking closure.

Maybe we can make a difference.  The testimony of this man, does give glory to God.  And his life does reflect he served God.  Thats really what it is all about for any of us, that call our selves Christians.  And to the glory of God.

Blessings, Elena Ramirez

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