DON’T EVER LOSE HOPE ~ GOOD FRIDAY THOUGHTS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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DON’T EVER LOSE HOPE….

 
Good Friday…. Just think about it, when Christ died, I am sure, the disciples, were very sad, very despondent, and they lost hope. We can lose hope. I know, sometimes I do, as well, and even though, I know Christ is my Lord, and savior, I do get hopeless.
 
But, there is something within my spirit, by the Holy Spirit, that gives me hope, even knowing, the History. Knowing, He was resurrected. Knowing, right now, at this time, He went to hell, and got the Keys from hell, and cancelled the devils legal right to attack me.
 
Did you know that, during that time, this is when He got the keys to cancel the enemies plan….For you, and me? At this time….He went to hell and took back the right to steal our souls. By getting those keys. And then He was resurrected. He came back to life. It is documented, and then they knew, we all Knew. Only Christ can give us life…….
 
How precious our salvation is. How precious our hope is. Friends, be reminded, today, how beautiful our savior is, and what He did for us. Truly a gift from God. He gives us hope. And so much more, have a blessed Good Friday.
 
Its also my sons, birthday, and I thank God for the hope I see in him as well.
 
Let us hold onto our hope, for the joy, only Christ can give. Don’t let it go, don’t get hopeless. Rejoice, our savior, died, and was resurrected to give us life…..HALLELUJAH!!!!!
 
DO NOT EVER LOSE HOPE!
 
AND WHEN I SAW HIM, I FELL AT HIS FEET AS DEAD. AND HE LAID HIS RIGHT HAND UPON ME, SAYING UNTO ME, FEAR NOT: I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST: I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, AMEN; AND HAVE THE KEYS OF HELL AND OF DEATH. REVELATION 1:17-18. KJV.
 
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IF YOU HAVE FAITH AMERICA….. ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

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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GIVING GOD ALL THE GLORY HONOR AND PRAISE ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….

GIVING GOD ALL THE GLORY…..HONOR AND PRAISE!

I myself, personally, and may the record show. I want to be someone to give God the glory. The Honor, and the praise. Christ told us, if HE be lifted up, He would draw all men to HIM.

How does that happen? Well I think one way, is by giving God the glory. By acknowledging HIM. By not being timid, when you are around people, or denying who He is.

The world does that. They deny God. But you are called to be set apart, for the plan of God, and giving God glory, includes not being ashamed of HIM. Are you ashamed you are a Christian? Oh dear friends, what a deception that is to the body of Christ.

You know, I see this so clearly, but when we do not give God the glory, honor and praise. It steals from God, and it steals from us. For if we, would just shout it out, and give God glory due His name. Yes this world would be a better place. Scripture says, in all thy ways acknowledge HIM. To be directed by HIM. (paraphrasing Proverbs 3:6. King James.)

I don’t want the glory. I want to hide in His beautiful presence, and just see HIS glory draw people to HIM. And I make this point, prominent, because the enemy has always tried to steal the glory from God. From the beginning. Thats why God kicked the devil out of heaven. Because the enemy was jealous. And folks, if you see that characteristic of wanting to get glory, that is a spirit, that is not of God. Run to the throne and humble yourself in the sight of God.  REPENT. And start giving God the glory. In all your ways.

For He is magnificent, and there are no words to describe how great He is. No let me rephrase that, for as I give God glory, I want to direct people to His Holy word.  And the King James Bible does give God glory.  Nothing missing or broken from this Bible.  Not corrupt.

But I want my life to show I tried to give HIM glory.

AND I, IF I BE LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. JOHN 12:32.

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STOP HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEVIL ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

Stop in the name of Jesus! Stop having conversations with the devil!!!!!  

Oh you know what I am talking about!  That small inner voice, that may even try to be a voice of reason, but it comes straight from hell.  To either tell you, to do this that or the other, and to compromise, and to persuade you, you can do this and that.  

Or that voice that condemns you.  And tells you, you are worthless, or ugly, or someone is better then you, or you cannot do anything, because you are so dumb.  It attacks your sense of confidence.  And believe me, that ugly old devil, will even use people to tell you this.  Reject it!  

You know its wrong.  You know, it does not come from God Himself.  Its not love.  It is rebellious.  It denies His truth, His commandments, and yet you want to talk to that voice?  Walk away from it.  Walk away from that devil.  Why? Because it is sin. 

Rebuke it in the name of Jesus.  Christ says, you can do all things through Him, that strengthens you.  (Paraphrasing Philippians 4:13.  King James)

You see, its a spirit, and that spirit, is meant to cause destruction.  Sure you are aware of it.  Its your conscience!  

But…It is not of God, it is the enemy, the devil.  According to Jesus, and what He has warned us, that the devil, comes to kill, steal, and destroy.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  John 10:10.   

And it is meant to stop your blessings, or stop someone elses blessings, or to just stop your growth, or someone else, and its pure intent, is to stop anything that has to do with God.  But Christ said, He came to give life!  And yes, abundantly!

I cannot even write the things the purpose of the enemies goal is, because when you get so close to God, anything that is not of God, in holiness, goodness, and love, you abhor. Your spirit rejects…and you need to see that, to be close to God.  Thats a sign you are getting close to God.  And I renounce and deny even listening to that voice.  Because it is not of God.  

Even now, I suppose, I feel prompted to write this.  I just felt that sneaky, conniving voice try to tell me to compromise something, that I long for, in Christ.  And that if I let go of one thing, I would not gain, in another area.  And I thought to myself, that comes straight from the devil.  I don’t have to make deals.  I don’t have to compromise, I don’t have to give into one negative thought for another.  NO!  I rebuke that, in the name of Jesus.   I plead the blood of Jesus, over my mind, and spirit.  I will not give place to the enemy.  In anything, for I know my fathers voice.  And to another I will not follow.  

The bottom line for me, anyway, is the will of God to be done.  As Christ as the example.  He is my source to identify with.  And in my situation.  And in what I desire.  And in what I need.  He can make a way, when there was no way.  And if its not meant to be, then so be it!  I accept that in love, and humbleness before my God.  

My love to God is not dependent on what He does for me in this, and really anything else.  Why?  Because He found me, He saved me, and pulled me out of the miry clay.  He put me on a rock higher.  He loved me, He cleansed my soul. He comforted me.  He poured oil on my head, and like that lamb He protected me.  And He still does!

But, no the enemy, keeps saying well you could do this, and that…but no, I reject that.  I reject it, because I do want to see God glorified, in my circumstances.  I do want to see Him, do a great and mighty thing.  But I realize, He tests us.  And He tests us to see if we are true and loyal.  

And when we try to do it ourselves, that takes away the power, we need to give God in submission.  Comprende?  Look, all I know is that we have to grow.  We have to know our Lords voice.  We have to submit to God.  We have to know our Lord, and not give place to His enemy.  

So that means, study Gods truth, from a good King James Holy word.  No other bible, is holy.  Honestly.  They are corrupted, in their purity, and here again, where else would the devil try to deceive but by changing the Holy word of God?  So you won’t get a blessing, so you won’t know God personally.  

Pray, draw close to God.  Stay away from anything that compromises your walk with Him.  Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee. Read King James 4:7.    

Your not perfect no, neither am I, but to be close to God.  To receive His truth, and favor, and love, is the greatest gift we can have.  And you don’t want to even lose that by talking to the enemy, by compromising, what Christ did for you and me.  

We have to know our enemy, we have to know his strategy.  We have to know his characteristic, and personality traits.  And whenever I see a liar, or a pride that wants to get all the glory, I know that is not of God.  

And I certainly do not want that trait.  When I see, deception, or compromise, or confusion, that is not of God.  

Look, we are paying the cost, for sin, because we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  Only Jesus Christ, our dear Lord, and savior, can save us from that penalty.  

But don’t forget how it came. Don’t forget how sin came.  It came by the devil, turning into a snake, and deceiving Eve.  She talked to that devil!  

Remember the lessons of this.  What would have happened if she went and rejected the devil and talked to God?  We all know God, would have told her the truth, don’t eat from the tree of good and evil.  Same thing holds true for now.  Don’t compromise your walk with God.  Don’t seek other entities!  Give yourself completely to God, and learn His ways, not the ways of evil.  The wages of sin is death.  

And while we are talking about that, watch out for that movement of “grace” versus the law…. It actually distorts what Paul the apostle said, and we are not free from the law!  Some people think that is an excuse to sin.  God did not flip flop when He gave us His commandments.  We are only free from the law of sin, and death.  Romans 8;2.  In Christ.  

Don’t talk to that ugly old devil.  Rebuke him.  He is not looking out for your good, if anything he wants to steal your soul, and deceive you, and confuse you.  And folks, sin will do that.  

Remember we have power of life and death in our tongues, and we eat the fruit of that.  (paraphrasing Proverbs 18:21 ~ read from a King James)  So don’t even speak that over yourself as well.  

Just think if Eve had only rebuked him, and gone to God, and talked to Him, the curse would not have taken place.  Be aware of curses.  Be aware, that if you rebuke the devil, you will be blessed.  Because you are being obedient to God.  

Don’t talk to the enemy.  Don’t entertain his wicked devices, submit to God, and be saved from being snared.  This advice is for all of us.  Don’t talk to the devil.  Be obedient to God!

Talk to God.  Know Him, He is the greatest friend, you will, ever, ever, ever have.  Know His love, by His voice.  

Dear friend, I understand, how sometimes we feel beat up in life.  I understand, how even by being around negative people they can make you feel worthless, and that sense of self confidence is gone.  I understand….I truly do.  But, I had to seek God, I had to find my way with Him, and it is in this journey of my own life, I have found Christ, and I have found a peace.  There is no peace to the wicked.  Your life can be a success.  Your life, can change.  But stop talking to that devil.  

And just like Jesus said…. tell that ugly old devil….Get thee behind me satan.  God has my front, back, sides covered, and I will not listen to you.  If anything you have to submit to me, by who I am in Christ.  And I want you out of anything, that has to do with me.  I plead the blood of Jesus!  Be gone, in the name of Jesus!  

AND JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM, GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN:  FOR IT IS WRITTEN, THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD, AND HIM ONLY SHALT THOU SERVE.  LUKE 4:8

NOW DO YOU SEE WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE HOLY AND ANOINTED WORD FROM A KING JAMES THAT IS NOT CORRUPTED? FOR IT IS WRITTEN!

 

Blessings, Elena Ramirez

 

SPRING IS GODS WAY OF MAKING PROGRESS ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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I am excited that Spring has sprung.  I am hopeful, and I see that Spring is Gods way of making progress.  Christ told us, He is the vine, and we are the branches, and without Him, we can do nothing.  I do not want to do anything without Christ, and Spring reminds me, to try and grow, to change, and yes to have progress.  I love progress!

I AM THE VINE, YE ARE THE BRANCHES:  HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME, AND I IN HIM, THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT:  FOR WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING.  JOHN 15:5  

Each season that God has created, can bear understanding to who He is.  And how each season can also affect us spiritually.  Spring is a time for new beginnings.  New life.  Summer is a time where things grow, and prepare for the harvest of Autumn.  Where things again evolve, and die off, and prepare for winter.  And in winter, though, it is cold, and life has stopped growing, God still provides.  I see His hand providing in each season.  

When Spring returns, life does begin again, and the world awakes.  Maybe that is why I am hopeful, right now, because I do see how things can change in this season.  I am awake to the possibilities that progress can happen.  His way! 

Christ is new life.  The sacrifice that He gave for us, is very near and upon us, to remind us of His love.  But it had to be His way, for our salvation.  For resurrection came at a great cost, His life for ours.  He gave it all.  And I see, how through His resurrection, we are guaranteed new life.  If we do grow with Him, if we take His love, and see with eyes of compassion, His own suffering, we may be able to understand our own suffering.

I long for a new season. Right now.  Winter was tough on me, for a few reasons.  And I have struggled and yes suffered with this time of no progress.  Yet there was in some ways, progress. I have to be positive and acknowledge this.  But I am human, and this winter season of my life, has made me sad.

 I admit, I am ever so trustful in Gods word, and I believe in the anointing, and holiness of my King James Bible.  I believe in the power of God, but I also see small glimpses of His promises.

I see, in my heart, how there is a time for everything.  As Ecclesiastes says.  And right now, symbolically, in this time of Spring, I want to plant new seeds.  I want to clean the garden of my heart.  I want to be hopeful, and I want to give God glory through it all.  I want to believe with a stronger faith, that progress is mine.  God has a plan, and I trust that plan!

Progress, that may be simple, and which may even be in baby steps, but is proof I am on that road with Christ.  For He is the way, the truth, and life.

Christ, promised us life abundant.  He did not say, it would be easy. But those seasons, of Autumn, and Winter, and yes Summer, have shown me, at least in my life, it has not been easy.

It may not be easy for me, but it is easy for God.  And I ask for easy, because of who He is!  I have had enough of life being hard.  And I cannot compare myself to anyone else, nor do I want to, because we all have our own struggles, but I want to grow!  I want fruit, that expresses who He is in my life.  And it is easy for God, that is why He is God!

For, yes I long for my life to produce a harvest.  A harvest in my soul, that gives glory to God.  A harvest for my family, that the seed, of who I am in Christ, would be passed on, from one generation to the next.  I don’t know my families history, or the things they did, or who they were.  But, I want whoever I am in Christ to be someone who gives glory to God.  To break off curses, perhaps even generational.  To begin blessings.

To touch other lives, perhaps your life.  To speak truth, in love, to see with discernment, obstacles, and hindrances, so I can tweak them to get right with God, so He can remove anything that would stop who I am in His love.

Yes, I am hopeful, for progress.  Even if it is just a simple thing.  But, I must be grateful, in this time of progress.  I must take time to soul search, and see what I can do to please God.  Is it repentance, or just having a better attitude?  Forgiving someone?  Walking in Love.  A big one for me, is avoiding arguments, or battles that are not necessary?

Is it really taking Gods word to heart, law with grace, and being observant of His word, and obeying?

Whatever it is I have to do, I want to move on.  I want to make progress.  And I do see, that Spring is Gods way of making progress, in the world He created.  And I am in awe of who He is, just looking at all of His creation.  I want to see more of His creation, and I pray, that I can.  Because of who He is.

I want to be creative as well.  I want to be the best I can be in Christ.  I want abundant life, and yes, I want to make progress, and all to the glory of God!  Do you see it too?  Are you hopeful?  I hope so dear friends, with Christ, we can do all things, through our Lord, who Strengthens us.  (paraphrasing Phillipians 4:13)

Blessings, Happy Spring to you, on this first day of progress.

Just my Thoughts, Elena Ramirez

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