So obviously, the Lord is teaching me something, maybe you too, by my writings.
But yesterday, the Lord showed me the root of bitterness, that can be planted in our hearts, when we have unforgiveness, or hate, bitterness in our hearts. We cannot let it remain. We cannot let it take over our hearts.
How can we grow to be who we should be in Christ if we allow these things? Look at my previous post, for more insight.
Anyway, so I pulled out that root. I pulled it out, uncaring, and yes even cold in my spirit. But for a moment there, I almost forgot, to repent, humble myself before God, and to ask for forgiveness myself.
Why? Because God says He will not forgive me, if I do not forgive others. How we can forget. I am a seasoned Christian, yet we do forget. We can let the “old” ways back in, we are new in Christ, but if we allow the old ways back in, we have to start all over.
Symbolism. Remember the people of God, walked around Israel for 40 years? I don’t want to do that. I can’t not at this place of my life. I am tired of not making progress, or making the same mistakes over again.
So, this morning, in this lesson of life, Christ reminded me of what He said on the cross before He gave His life for you and me. He said. Forgive them, for they know not what they do.
THEN SAID JESUS, FATHER, FORGIVE THEM; FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO. AND THEY PARTED HIS RAIMENT, AND CAST LOTS. Luke 23:34.
These are very profound words from our Lord. Not just words, that remind us of what they did, but what we all did to put Christ on that cross for our sins. We sin!
Its our nature, we are all born into sin, but we don’t have to die from it. We can be renewed, we can be healed, we can be made whole and clean, from what Christ did.
But how can we if we do not know what we do? This again, is why I so implore people to use a King James Bible because the anointing and holiness is so important in word. And it has been changed, and people use bad versions, not knowing what they do, and that it has been corrupted.
There has been a build up, so to speak in my heart, as I deal with Christians, who want to fight about truth. Even about this, my calling to warn others about these bad bibles. With friends, who abandoned me. Burned me, used me, and even with those who I love, but again, they do not support me. And my calling. Sure once in a while they are inspired, but where is the support and love?
Something started growing, in my heart and it was not good.
Its not about me, its about Gods word, truth, and message. And sometimes well, the messenger is ignored. O.k. I get that. Am I glad to say it? No.
But, the truth is people, cannot respond to something you know, but they do not. And I do know this……that which I talk about concerning the King James Bible.
So Christ reminded me. “Forgive them, for they know not what they do and do not do.” FORGIVE!
I thought I was. But it was growing in me. It was a part of me, as I try to do the Lords work, and it gets in the way.
The thing though, shouldn’t I know better as well? Yes, but like yesterday, in my coldness, as I threw away that root. I almost did it without repenting, humble before God. I saw that in myself. Maybe someone read the message, before I edited it, but I did not include repenting. And I have to be honest. When I saw that, I rewrote it.
Well, because I live with myself, and I so dedicate my writings to being honest, and even here, I have to forgive myself. As I forgive others. But I repent first. Because my actions do not mean anything unless I take it all to the throne of God.
Sometimes, you see people, and you think in a lot of things….. They should know better. They should not do what they do. Like in the matters of loving, being kind, compassionate, supportive, etc. Or just knowing truth, from His holy word. This is fruit from Christ. But where is it?
But look what they did to Christ. And even though, they crucified Him. He forgave. Because He understands. He gave His life. Knowing this…
We know not what to do without Him, and that is the truth of the matter.
Lesson to be learned, you cannot do it on your own. It requires Gods help. Or you will make the same mistakes over, and over again. Only He can truly change a heart. To know.
So yes forgive….But let me remind you, a time of forgiving will run out.
Someday the mercy and grace of God will stop. It will be a time for judgement. It will be a time to open the books in heaven. So if we know that, yes forgive, but for the sake of all of our souls. Let us obey God now! Because some day, it will be too late to forgive.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
But let it be the hidden man of the heart in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price I Peter 3:4.
More then ever, it seems that “subliminal” messages, are the norm. But what it reveals, is what is in the heart of the messenger. The giver of the thought….
They are every where. We are inundated with messages, thoughts, inspiration, advertising, and agendas….
Our hearts, are like opened, or closed doors.
And so as a Christian, you want to keep yourself holy in the sight of God. Hard to do in this world we live in. Some things just desensitize us and so you become immune, to many things that may come your way.
Yet, you need to protect your spirit.
I have not heard a message on this, but being led by the Holy Spirit, I agree, and see the importance of this as I write.
Scripture tells us, we worship God in spirit and truth.
God is a spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24.
So what spirits, or spirit, are you led by? For God sees this in truth.
How do we get to that place in holiness, in obedience to what Christ has done for us, as we are cleansed in our spirits, to now be a vessel, an instrument of Christ?
We have to see, we must protect our spirits. By that which we allow. By either reading, watching television, friends that we choose, and yes even in the spiritual entities of the church we attend.
For this very reason, I long for a pure and holy word, so this is why I use a King James bible. But what about the church you attend? Or the voices you listen to? Even in the counsel you ask for?
These “subliminal” messages, you receive, will shape you, will build you, or destroy you. So you need discernment. To know. This is wisdom. To know and see through the intent, and agenda, of the messenger, what is right. What is wrong.
A subliminal message, will hint at the agenda. It will not come to the point, specifically, yet you get the drift of it. You can see, either something is left out, or denied, quietly. Yet it will make you think. It will make you wonder, it will entice you, if you let it. The dictionary, tells us, that it will “influence your mind in such a way that you do not notice.”
It is as if it is a seed, and if you water it, nourish it, it will grow. This can be sin. This can be holiness. You see, it just depends what seed you allow to grow in your spirit. To determine the “fruit” of your tree.
The holy word of God, my King James bible, tells us what Christ said. And He said, do not let any man steal your crown. He said, beware of wolves in sheeps clothing. He said, beware the enemy, comes to kill, steal, and destroy. He told us the enemy is a deceiver. He has paid the price, for our holiness, but are we so naive, like sheep, that we can be led away by a “subliminal” thought?
They are there these thoughts. That come to us.
I just saw one, on a paid commercial on television, where a couple was having a discussion, and it was over a piece of candy. But the difference was she was in bed, with the candy. And I just thought, the subliminal message to any child, would be to think its o.k. to be in bed with candy.
And where are the strong moral, messages? That teach integrity, and honor, and that which is right in the sight of God? They may be gone, in society, but if you are a Christian you have a responsibility to be a message, that does give honor to God.
That is someone, who must live life in honor of God, for what Christ did. So what subliminal message, do people see in you? I do believe we do have to ask that.
Because we already know God does see the intentions of our hearts….
Is your heart open to the messages, that can deceive? Or do you guard your heart….
And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shew thee: for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: delcare all that thou seest to the house of Israel. Ezekiel 40:4.
This message, was paid for in full, by the sacrifice of Christ.
Blessings, my friends, as our hearts ponder on this.
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.
People want faith… But they do not want to be “faithful” to God. Christ was faithful when He suffered and was beaten, and died for our sins. But if we cannot have the desire to obey, even in small things something is wrong.
It is our responsibility to search for Gods truth in that matter. Many of you know to search in a King James Bible. But you do not. You still insist on holding onto a bible that is part truth and part lie.
Until you let go of it, and only use a King James Bible. That part truth and part lie of your own spirit will deceive you. You will not be free. You will not be faithful to God. You will be prisoner to your own false thoughts. With no hope to be free. Only truth can truly set you free! Let the redeemed of The Lord say so!
I grew up on The King James. But when I grew older I used other versions. Those were the darkest times of my life. But when I went back to the King James and only the King James, my spirit was quickened, reconnected with God by Holy scriptures, by the anointing of a true word. Not corrupted by publishers.
This is serious stuff here. Not up for debate or argument. But I tell you and warn you in love because Christ loves you. This is what He did for you to be faithful. What are you going to do to be faithful to Him?
Please read these scriptures slowly. So you do not miss the message. And if anything read them over and over again. To see the clues of what I believe God is warning us in. Don’t miss this warning. See it in His love. As you read it over you will see it.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 1:16-25 KJV). #kingjamesbible
Look at this scripture again…..
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 1:25 KJV)
Are you worshipping and yes serving someone (the devil and false prophets, false publishers, false pastors, etc.) who took the bible and revised it with their thoughts?
And turned the holy word of God into a lie? The creature instead of the CREATOR?
THIS IS GOD WARNING US ALL!
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 KJV)
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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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