When I write these posts “Just My Thoughts” or anything I write I usually do it with the goal to help someone, including myself. Writing is an outlet, a way to express myself, that sometimes I am at a loss of words to speak.
But when I write, I usually write from experience. I mean who wants to listen to someone who does not understand, really what is happening, or who wants to listen to someone who may not even have the experience in some matters. I do have that understanding in anger.
After all, I am a warrior. In many ways, I fight. I fight, for what is right, and I fight for survival. I fight, if I have to fight. But in that I have also seen anger rise up in me. I have seen a side of me, that has lost control. And actually that is not a very pretty sight for anybody. Because one can say, or do things, that are irreversible. One can make some mistakes, that after the fact, will show no self-control. And regret.
Regret, is a terrible thing to have, even if you feel God forgives you. Even if someone else forgives you. Because if you have no self-control. You see yourself, the error of not having self-control, and it will grieve you. I have been grieved.
And you need self-control. You need to let the peace of God really rule your heart. You cannot have that without Jesus. Seriously.
I understand this. I understand the anger in me any way. I may not understand your anger. But I understand, how hurt, pain, sorrow, no resolution to issues, can affect your spirit. In anger. Anger if not checked, can grow, and fester into a fire, that becomes out of control.
So you need to know yourself. But more then anything you need to know Jesus. You need to know what He says about anger, and you need to know if you do not fix this even at a moment like this, where you are maybe at some peace, but you recognize the characteristic in you. It could get out of control. You want to be able to see it, stop it even now, and prevent anger.
The thing with anger, and I have seen that in myself, is that something very trivial can set it off. Spilled milk. Seriously, self control has to see the symptoms, to stop it. To give it to God.
Yesterday, I was angry, for a moment. Frustrated, and I cried out to God. Please help me. Because I have been dealing with something that has made me angry, for a very long time. But I have been hiding it. And yes, I have been dealing with it, but it could have gotten very out of control yesterday, but it did not. I thank God.
I do not want it to be expressed in anger. I want it to be expressed knowing God has an answer. That peace, will rule my heart. That I have control, because of who Christ is in me. Just that cry out to God, helped me. Because I realized, I need Him. I surrendered myself to Him. To His authority, to His ways. To His truth, and love. And the anger passed. And to His glory, something happened, I got hope in this matter.
I want to encourage you. Because I know who Christ is. And there is nothing too big, or too small for Him to handle. He wants to help you. But you have to let go of that pride, or anger, or self-will that says, I don’t need Him in this. You do. Believe me, you do. We all need Him. I don’t care who you think you are. Those attributes you may have, or those characteristics that have been a part of any kind of success, you may have, can be gone. So you need God.
He is the only one who can change our hearts, our minds, our souls, our spirits. Whatever it is friend, He can resolve it for you. It may not even be in your time, but if you do your part, to begin the process, you will see the progress. HE sees us, HE knows we need Him. But we have to do the calling on Him. He is the King of Kings, and Lord, of Lords. He has the ability, we just have to submit to Him.
I hope this helps someone. I truly believe the Lord has me writing this for someone, who is so on the verge of exploding, that the consequences could be detrimental to your health, to your well being, to someone you love, or even your career. Don’t let the devil have his way in this.
Yes, we are all entitled to be angry, now and then, but in that anger, be careful it does not turn into sin. Or you go to sleep with anger, there are reasons why God warns us not to do that.
BE YE ANGRY AND SIN NOT: LET NOT THE SUN GO DOWN UPON YOUR WRATH: EPHESIANS 4:26.
Give it to God, even now. Give Him your anger, and sin not. He will help you.
Blessings, and love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez
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IF YOU HAVE FAITH AMERICA….
If you have faith America, you begin to bless God, because He blesses America….
If you have faith America. You pray for our nation. You pray for our Leaders. You pray…..
If you have faith America, you quit speaking defeat…..
You begin speaking victory. Knowing, you have power of life and death in your tongues. You are careful to speak life.
If you have faith America, you honor life, even the life of the unborn.
If you have faith America, you do not give place to the enemy, but you submit to God, resist the enemy, and he must flee.
If you have faith America, you are loyal to God and country, and to Americas allies.
If you have faith America, you make sure, you accept Jesus Christ as Lord, and savior. You make sure, your salvation is in tact. You make sure, you repent. For tomorrow is not promised to anyone. You have faith in Christ, because you see, He suffered for you to be saved, and no one else can do that for you.
If you have faith America, you stand in the old ways. The ways of God, the ways of our forefathers. I stand on my King James Bible, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. And every amendment, that supports this.
If you have faith America, you walk in love, with one another. In this country, we are united. Divided we fall.
If you have faith America, you honor the American flag. You honor, others, and their choices. You honor the veteran who fights and died for your rights. You honor, freedom of speech.
If you have faith America, you honor God and country.
If you have faith America, you embrace every truth, every commandment God gives us, as best to your ability. And if you cannot you repent to God.
Yes, America, we need to make some changes here, for good, not evil. We have to stand our ground. We have to see the error of our own ways, individually and as a nation. We have to seek God.
If we do not, we will not have faith. Its time to get faith….
THEN TOUCHED HE THEIR EYES, SAYING, ACCORDING TO YOUR FAITH BE IT UNTO YOU.
Matthew 9:29 KJV.
By Elena Ramirez
DISCLAIMER: These are “Just my thoughts” today…..and I am grateful to God for the rights of free speech in America. That I do not take for granted, because I have faith.
I walk in faith, and those things I cannot change, I put in the hands of God almighty.
They may not be your thoughts, but the beauty of it, is that in America, freedom is a gift, I don’t take for granted. But I respect your right not to agree, but I don’t have to argue about it. I don’t have to debate it.
I have faith….
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“Do You Ever Ask God?”
I want to ask questions, that make you think, inspire you to know what God thinks, so you can ask Him.
I want it to be a place of prayer.
I want it to be a place of order though, not where some random question is hurled at you. If I share a question for you to ask God, I want it to be a place, where you can get the answer. By Gods holy King James word.
But I want to inspire you to ask God. To seek our Lord, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. For His glory.
I hope it blesses you…
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Blessings, and love Elena Ramirez
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Yes, I do refuse to tell you God loves you the way you are. Because it is sloppy agape. Every one says, it, but where is the strong Bible teachings to have fear of God, or to obey? I don’t see it.
I did not see it, till I really saw the error of my own ways. But because I was at the bottom of the barrel.
Many people are there, as well, and they don’t know how to have faith, or to get out of that barrel. It can be too late for some! Tomorrow is not promised to any of us!
And that is another misconception. Because we should all live for God!
Yet we know, that God loves us, from John 3:16. He does love the whole world. But I refuse to tell you only that, because I see thoughts that say God loves you the way you are. That you don’t have to prove anything….
Oh they are so sweet in thought…..sugar coated.
But they are wrong in the sense they are deceiving. Because they do not stimulate you to grow. Or for you to see your sins and to repent. Even high profile ministries tell you just to accept Jesus and that’s it.
No!!!!! There is more to it. You have to learn, and unlearn bad habits.
You have to seek a holy word. You have to pray. We serve a mighty God, and his ways are not our ways. Do your part….And that’s why I warn people to use a King James. That has not been changed by mans thoughts! Work out your salvation with trembling and fear. Truth!
I am not going to give people a tickling of ears, or sugar coated gospel. The world has been deceived by the enemy. And where is the truth, that we need?
We are not getting it from the spiritual leaders we have. I am sorry, they are in LaLa land. Money, the prosperity message,has deceived so many. Watered down gospels, that have been corrupted by people, has deceived this generation.
You see I am from both generations, born in the 50’s, and taught the fear of God. And this generation from the late seventies, picked up those bible versions, that have corrupted truth. So I do see, the discrepancies. I see the lies! I see the deception! No God does not love us like this! He has better plans for us, if we would wake up!
More then ever, we need to search, and see our own hearts, and see Gods heart. We need to obey. We need to humble ourselves in the sight of God and man. We need each other. The body of Christ needs each other. But there is so much division. I don’t see the love.
Well I love you enough to tell you, yes God loves you, but not the way you are. I refuse to tell you that. Because if I just left it like that, you would not grow. And I tell you that, because every day, we should try and learn to be closer to Christ. As we grow on that vine. People who do not try and learn, are their worst enemies.
We will never, ever be good enough, unless that blood of Jesus cleanses us. The sacrifice of Christ was too great, and holy, and must be honored.
But that is a heart matter, that has to be taken to the cross in obedience for what Christ did, and it is not lip service. Wake up people! Are you going to be deceived by the enemy? The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom!
And just one more thought, that may just jolt you! Saved is not always saved. Without that repentance! You are lost! Your soul will go to hell. God does not condone sin. It is called being a backslider. Repent. I warn you in love. I want to see you in heaven. Read Ezekiel 33, from a King James. Yes God can take our names off of the Lambs book of life. Don’t be fooled thinking you are o.k. And that God loves you the way you are! Don’t!!!
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8 KJV)
Oh well, maybe somebody will read this, and see the truth! But I will write it and speak it if God opens a door for me….
Check out this post, it may just open your eyes. The reasons why I am so adamant to defend and promote the King James Bible.
By Christian author Elena Ramirez
The more I grow in Christ, and the more I know His Holy word, I am convicted, when I say or do something wrong.
My spirit, just knows, when I am out of line so to speak. Or if I somehow get into a place, where I know, I have done something or said something, that is not strong, is not right for lack of better words in the sight of God. I know it…
Sometimes, we compromise. Yet we should be strong in who we are in Christ. If we know the truth, and we are free, totally free, as Christ has told us, and we have given our hearts, we are grateful for another chance. Yet, we live in this world, we are called not to be a part of the world, but we can stumble. We can even fall.
I love repentance for this very reason, but with that said, and knowing we can be given grace. Do we compromise who we are? I suppose, because I understand, that grace cannot be extended without repentance, what about those, who have given their hearts to Christ, but they think that is it? As babies in Christ, do we think we have nothing else to do? I see the difference, because I am no longer a baby in Christ.
But babies…without truth, or understanding of Gods ways, and yes even bad doctrine. They don’t think they have to do anything, any more, and they think they have a place in heaven. They actually in some twisted sense, believe, it now gives them permission to sin. Their salvation, is in tact, they think….so they do what they want, and sin. They compromise Gods grace.
You know, it is a good thing to know good true, King James scriptures. Because the other versions, compromise a word here and there. And it does take away the holiness. So, when I look at my King James, I see. God is not mocked.
God is not mocked my friends. And we never get away with anything, we say or do, for the final outcome, is documented in the book of life. And yes our names if we have given our hearts to Christ is in the lambs book of life. Two separate books.
But, if we play with our salvation, if we play with what Christ has done for us, we can have our names removed, or blotted, out of the Lambs book of life. Once saved, is not always saved. And many would argue with that, but do your own search, and see, use the King James Bible as the search, and look for words that mention “blot” or “blotted.”
Every thing we have said or done, is being recorded. We are judged by our words. I suppose I am writing this, myself, because I do have the fear of God. And I want to be stronger, as a Christian, and yes as an ambassador of Christ.
I don’t like hitting people on the head with the Bible, yet, I know, I have to be firm in my own belief. I cannot compromise. I found myself, yesterday chatting with a friend, but I felt like I compromised who I was in Christ, and worse, that I compromised what Gods word says. I repented.
Such a balance we have to find, in who we are in Christ. But truly, we have to be mindful yes, of His grace. But do we compromise? One compromise, can lead to another, and then we would be totally deceived by the enemy. I just want us to see, because I know I have not heard this message, from any prominent ministry, but one must be so careful.
I love the Lord, I love serving Him, and I pray He uses me, but I also want to be someone who speaks truth, boldly, and not compromising, yet with love. I wanted this person to feel love, and not the wrath of God.
Yet, could we do a disservice if we are not saying exactly what God says? Lord forgive us. Help us. This is where the word “judging” can come in, because many know truth, but do not say anything, because the enemy can use judging to interrupt truth. Yet we are called to expose darkness. Do we, speak truth or do we compromise?
This can cover so very, very much. But, please my friends, do not take your salvation for granted. I don’t know what you have learned, or if you come from a place, where you think once saved, is always saved. Christ told us, that there would be many who would come to him, and say didn’t we cast out devils, in your name. And He would say….depart, I never knew you.Those are words you do not want to hear, when you stand before Christ, at the end of your lifetime.
Be very aware of Gods grace. But try, my friends, try, to not compromise who you are. Repentance, before a Holy God, being humble, trying to please Him, is what counts. And why? In fear of Him like the many scriptures tell us. Oh the fear of God is healthy!
I think of this example, say you have a boss, you love, he is kind, he is generous, he is flexible. But when he says don’t do something, don’t do it. And why, because you want your job. You want to please this boss, because you know, your livelihood is at stake. You need your job. Well, I look at it this way myself. I know God is love, I know He is kind. He is generous, He extends grace, but I have to take all of His word, and not compromise it. And why, because I do want to serve Him, but I also know my salvation is at stake. I need God, I need to please Him.
Sometimes, when I hear some pastors, they act like God flip flops. He does not. When it comes to grace, and the law, they think that is it, but all Christ did, was save us from the law of sin and death. Not His law! Not His commandments! They still stand. Whats wrong with us, if we cannot see that? We would be deceived.
So friends, keeping a humble repentance before Christ. This is healthy, and yes God will extend grace, but we have to be aware. We have to be sorry, we cannot compromise. And I even say this a few days before Halloween, because many Christians think it is o.k. to celebrate this evil holiday, and it stems from hell. The bottom line is it does not honor God. Don’t compromise your blessings, or your place with God, or even the fear of God, to play in this spiritual realm. Fearing God keeps us out of trouble.
I hope this makes you and me both think. How precious our salvation is. Christ gave His life, and He suffered so greatly for our sins. How can we not look at the cross, and see what He did, and openly compromise what He did. Oh God forgive us, and God forbid. Please friends, take this to heart.
Much love, I share it, not wanting to hit anybody on the head, yet so mindful of what Christ did. I am sorry, Lord, help me not to ever compromise. Especially, because you gave your life, and paid the penalty for my sins.
BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD I AM WHAT I AM: AND HIS GRACE WHICH WAS BESTOWED UPON ME WAS NOT IN VAIN; BUT I LABOURED MORE ABUNDANTLY THAN THEY ALL: YET NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS WITH ME. I CORINTHIANS 15:10.
Just my thoughts….Elena Ramirez
I dedicate this to my friend Shirley Duran. I love her in Christ, and pray truth will prevail. Gods truth.