MY THOUGHTS ON OPPOSITION AND REJECTION IN THE BODY OF CHRIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2MY THOUGHTS ON OPPOSITION AND REJECTION IN THE BODY OF CHRIST ~ By Elena Ramirez

There are times, you will share your heart, you will share your faith, and you will find that people will not accept you and will reject you.  It may cause you to draw back.  Because you have been hurt.  Burned.  This is not the time to pull back, but to pull yourself back up, and put on the full armor of God, and raise your shield of faith up.  Give God glory…

This is a time to grow stronger.  To learn, to participate…  This is not a time to get weaker, don’t back off, from who you are in Christ.  Don’t get discouraged with rules, and regulations, and traditions, that are made by men, and groups, that are religion.  Or even rules and regulations made by the world.  

Relationship is obtainable with Christ.  By true pure holy word, from the King James, and by prayer.  Don’t let religion or the world, tell you you are scum, because someone cannot see your potential.  You must see your own potential in Christ, and you must grow!

You see, whats sad, is not everybody respects.  And whats more sad, is you don’t expect especially brothers and sisters in Christ, to turn on you like a dog.  You kind of expect it from the world, but not Christians.  But you need to keep on…..You question your own motives.  And you see when you have been wronged.

Not when you know there is no malice in your heart, in even discussing matters.  Some people cannot comprehend truth, or an open heart.  One that has been healed.  One that has seen truth.  One that really does try to fight a good fight of faith.  It bothers them to see you maintain who you are in Christ. 

I know many people, have a hard time, with my own stance on some matters of God.  I don’t profess, to be always right, but when I know, I am right, and I am challenged, fought with, mocked, rejected, made fun of, I have come to realize usually the person, I am dealing with, has their own issues.  Insecurities….

And so it becomes a challenge, to them, to try and discredit me, or make me look bad, so they can look good.  That is evil. Exactly what the devil, tried to do in the Kingdom of God.  

They may think they are so sly.  With subliminal messages, with words that undermine.  To mock, or puff up, so prideful….to hurt.  Thats the goal by them to hurt. 

But I have learned its not so much the words, but the actions.  The behaviors. People will only be around, as long as you give them attention.  Once you stop that, they stop as well, and you see the fruit.  Walk away. 

Love, loves, at all times.  Even if people do not agree with you.  Something to be said, about just being courteous….

Anyway….

I want to encourage you to keep shining your light for Christ.  There is a lost world out there.  Don’t let people, who have very deep rooted, problems of their own, make you feel inferior, because you are shining.  Shining for the King of Kings.  The Lord of Lords.  You are called to be obedient to this calling….

AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, GO YE, INTO ALL THE WORLD, AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.  HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED:  BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED.  AND THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE:  IN MY NAME SHALL THEY CAST OUT DEVILS:  THEY SHALL SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES.  THEY SHALL TAKE UP SERPENTS: AND IF THEY DRINK ANY DEADLY THING, IT SHALL NOT HURT THEM:  THEY SHALL LAY HANDS ON THE SICK AND THEY SHALL RECOVER.  MARK 16:15-18

There is so much we can do, by being true to Christ.  But religion tries to change that.  It tries to twist and change His truth. As you can tell I do not trust or like religion.  It has tried to hurt me and discredit me.  And this is why, I don’t trust many….And this is why I warn you…..

But you must see, you must know to be careful yourself, you do not get prideful.  Be careful not to get full of yourself because you may know truth.  

Its easy to do, if you take your eyes off of Christ.  But put them back on the Lord, and His suffering, and realize your sins, the sins of that brother or sister in Christ is what put Jesus on the cross to begin with.  To save us. 

This is why when I see, someone at the pulpit, puffing themselves up, or not walking in love, I see, they have to come to that place themselves, and realize the fruit they are producing is not Christ.

Yet they are trying to make someone think and act a certain way, according to the rules of their religion.  This is a spirit of manipulation, and that is like witchcraft.  I thank God, I learned to be submissive to God.  At an early age, but anybody that tries to control me, by denying me, even courtesy, well I can do without.  

Wisdom tells me, I cannot make anybody do anything.  As I do not want someone to try and make me do something.  Religion, tries to enforce things, by even rejecting others, with different approaches.  Or insisting they are right. 

The sad thing is, if you are a Christian, you need to see, we are all growing on the vine.  We may be at different stages.  As a baby Christian, as a seasoned Christian, but we are to walk in love, as Christ commanded us.  To be brothers and sisters, with kindness, respect and compassion.  And when a pastor, or another Christian rejects you, they are being disobedient to the commandment of love.  

Be smart my friends, you don’t have to join them, sometimes, you have to walk alone.  Sometimes, you have to learn yourself, in relationship with Christ truth.  But don’t get turned off by God, just because others in His name rejected you.  Don’t lose your faith.

This is a time, to seek God more, with all your heart, and being.   

You need to be smart by looking at the fruit.  I have opened myself to many, and loved them, but they could not accept my own honesty, or my own flaws, and rejected me, and have been mean to me.  It hurts.  I won’t deny that.  But I have been hurt enough now, to wear my armor of God and quench those fiery darts.  They bounce off of me now.  

But I know the difference now, and I have realized, I actually thank God for those who are mean, because they have taught me to be stronger in Christ.  To seek Him, not religion.  Not people not groups.  I follow Christ, not a person. 

Christ, does not want us to become someones punching bag, or door mat, in fact, when they don’t receive you.  Shake the dust off.   This is scriptural.  Look it up. In a KJV bible. 

You begin to see signals, when people avoid you.  Or when they are not kind, or support you.  Or they only see you and love you at their convenience.  Or on their terms.  But if you share your faith, they are not always mature enough to let someone even have a difference of opinion.  They then snub you. Reject you, openly or subliminally. 

The hardest trials I have learned, is learning that other Christian brothers and sisters really are not my brother or sister, but they have made me their enemy.  Those have been my greatest wounds in life, betrayal, hate, mockery from a person, I called a sister or brother in Christ.  I call that the Judas spirit. 

And for that they will need to examine their own conscience, and to reflect that in their own time for they will be judged by God himself.  

IF I SIN, THEN THOU MARKEST ME, AND THOU WILT NOT ACQUIT ME FROM MINE INIQUITY.  JOB 10:14  KJV.  

People wonder, why I have fear of God?  Why I wonder if salvation is lost?  Because I know that He is the one who will judge me, but if I did not do my best in love, and in guarding my Salvation…. working it out with fear and trembling…I am the one who is responsible for my own growth.  My choices. My soul.  I do not want to reap hell but heaven when I leave this earth.  We reap what we sow.  Galatians 6:7.  Look it up, in a KJV.

God supplied knowledge, wisdom, the tools to help me grow.  Prayer, my King James Bible.  He did his part….He supplied my Salvation through Christ.  But it is my responsibility to stop and reflect now and then.  

Am I doing whats right in the sight of God?  Am I being obedient?  Am I walking in love, am I giving someone a chance to be their own person in Christ?  Am I helping someone, who is maybe trying to help me?  Am I praying….  

Or has pride, stopped my own growth….Am I practicing what I preach?

I know He is the only one who could deny me heaven or hell.  So, I try now more then ever, to walk in love, even if love is not extended to me.  

Its not easy being a Christian, but I would never go back to a life without God.  I would never go back to the ways of the world.  To sin, to just take my salvation for granted.  Not when I know what Christ did for me on the cross.   I just think if we do not fear God, and we take our salvation for granted, we really are in a dangerous place.  A place of being full.  And that being full of ourselves, not God.  A place of taking what Christ did for granted….

So yes, I keep trying to share, I may miss the mark, I may be rejected, I may not even have an audience, of those to minister to.  But I will use what God has given me, here, even to write, and I will pray, God guide those to me, who I can help.  

I will not dismiss, nor reject, nor be mean to someone, because I have an agenda.  But because Gods agenda is far greater then anything I could even consider.  I will continue to shine, my light for Christ.  As He commanded, and I will try to do it in love.  

Thats the best I can offer He who gave His best for me.  

Blessings, and love, 

Elena Ramirez 

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AMERICA AND THE WORLD WE NEED GODS LAW TO LIVE ~ 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

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“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…..
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Whats on my mind? Whats my thought for today?  Well, I do have a thought, now and then. This morning, I did think about how naive I was growing up. How rebellious I was.

How I wanted what I wanted, and sometimes, you want something, but you don’t know how to go about it, but you do your thing anyway. Wisdom has taught me, at this point of my life, that yes being naive, being ignorant to Gods ways, and His truth, if you ignore, does not benefit you, but hurts you.

God has His ways, His plan for us, but if we don’t know truth, or knowledge, or His “law” which many Christians confuse with the law of sin and death, that we are free from in Christ. They think grace covers it.

Wrong.

We cannot have grace, unless we repent, and are mindful to His truth. We need Gods law. We cannot reach our potential. Those laws, have principles, that bring truth to us, to live, a better life. Even for eternity.

So when I see teachings on not knowing the law, of God, from people. Or some that teach you don’t need to know it. I get that red alert.

All I know, is if I am trying to do my part in every way, I can, according to God, I can come to His throne, reassured, to ask, so if there is a chance, a possibility, a way, a miracle, that I can tap into. Because of who He is. I want it with all my being.

God does not flip flop. He gave that law, and its in the Old Testament.

But we have our part. And with all my being, I just submit to Him. I trust and obey, and that enemy has to flee.

But again, today, I thought, how silent God is, especially when we disregard these truths, and we ignore what He says. Even in the Bible we choose. I have learned the King James is Holy and anointed. The others are not. They are actually corrupted, because they disregard the commandments not to change, add, or delete them.

I want miracles, for me, and for you. But we have our part. I get sad, because so many times, people think you are judging them. But really you are warning them because you love them. Because you love Him.  So this is not an argument.  This is the beauty of America, and freedom of speech. 

Oh well, today, I pray to trust and obey. I pray, He is glorified. I see my beautiful America. And I see this land is precious, because of our forefathers. They gave us the Constitution, they gave us the Bill of Rights.

God gave us Cruz, and America is still missing it. I pray, we wake up.  I think of the world and its condition, and I see at least in my thinking, how much Gods true law would benefit us all.  Not in any kind of religion, but in His truth as a relationship. 

Scripture says, we need the law, or we are cursed.  I think if we knew better, we would embrace that law quickly.  

BUT THIS PEOPLE WHO KNOWETH NOT THE LAW ARE CURSED.  JOHN 7:49.  KJV. 

Praying in Christ today, I am trusting God.  And His law….

Elena Ramirez 

 

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FOR HAPPILY EVER AFTER IF I COULD WARN GIRLS AND WOMEN OF THIS I WOULD ~ 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

To live happily ever after….

If I could warn girls and women of this I would….and that is don’t give yourself away.

Don’t take your sexuality, and give it to any man, without marriage.  Without God, without holiness.  

Don’t sell yourself short, and lose something that is precious to God, and to you, and that is virtue.

Virtue.  No body talks about virtue any more.  Nobody, tries to instill that in our society.  Or teach that to our women.  

Well I will.  And it may fall on deaf ears….  

But, when I even see a Christian organization, using wording that mentions prostitution as a “high class call girl”:  To describe a womans journey to know God, and they describe her as that, what kind of message is that?  

There is nothing high class, about a woman, desperate, enough, to sell her body, to get money.  To have someone pay to use her, that is nothing short of prostitution.  I don’t understand call it sin!  Sin made her a prostitute.  

So our society, and our world, and even Christian organizations do not see the evil of this.  Or the danger.  Or the sin.  You know we all make mistakes.  We all want to believe in love.  We want to hope that when sex happens its with the right person.  But God has a way, of showing us that is wrong.  Its called sin.

And we really should take it to heart.  We really should see, God called us to holiness.  He called us to honor Him in this.  

So we live in this society, that every where you turn, sexuality is promoted.  And it contributes to so much heartache, even sexual diseases, and truth of the matter is, when a woman gives herself to a man.  She disarmed herself.  

You see, all is not fair, in love and war.  And when a woman gives herself to a man, he has taken that which is holy in the sight of God, and she is no longer worthy to be cherished.  Like the saying goes, why buy the cow, when you can get the milk free.  And women need to stop this!  Stop treating yourself like a piece of meat.  

Or giving in, to every man, or any man who can give you nothing.  But sadness, loneliness, heartache, and yes shame!  Just for a night.

Theres something to be said, about waiting till marriage.  There is something to be said, to honor God.  There is something to be said, about the mystery, between God, a man, and a woman, when holy matrimony is presented before this sexuality can be uncovered.  It makes the foundation stronger.  It brings true love, to a man and a woman, who can grow into love, with each passing day.  It gives them both something to look back on, and say, we did it Gods way.  

I know, that this is true, because I will be honest, every man I met, who did not want to honor me in this way, I walked away from.  And when I met my husband, he listened to me, and he agreed.  We waited till marriage.  

I saw my worth.  I saw, I needed God more then ever.  I saw I needed to obey God.  I saw all of my mistakes, and I saw how life was passing me by.  I saw how sin destroys lives.  And I saw I needed to do things the way of the Lord.  I saw that I had to be strong in this.  I saw I could not waver.  I saw that my happiness depended on Gods blessings more then ever.  And HE does bless.  

I think when a woman learns this, repents to God, and sees the error of her ways, she is on the path, to doing it the way of Christ.  Not the world.  And it makes a difference folks, in the relationship.  I know, my husband and I are, evidence of this.  

Sin is a natural destroyer.  It comes to kill, steal and destroy, and that means your personal happiness.  In the spirit, we may not understand everything about it, but when sin is present, the presence of God, is not there.  But when God is in the midst of a couple, who do things His way, there is power.  In holiness, without sexuality first.  There is love.  For God is love.

I know this is my secret for a happy marriage.  I know it.  And I do not judge anybody in this.  But I am telling you this, because it works.  I tell you this, because our little girls, see all this crap on t.v. and in the movies, that they don’t even try to hide, and it is not the natural thing to do.  If our girls learned this, from our women, we might have some integrity, some honor to show for it.  It produces holiness, which always brings God into the picture.

I just feel for women in this.  I am sad so many do not have happy marriages.  Or a mate, who is ordained from God.  

Men should treat women with respect.  Men should also promote abstinence before marriage.  They can live happily ever after too.  Dont take that which belongs to God.  Before holy matrimony.  

But we see so much of this animalistic approach, that says, try it out before you buy it.  What a cheap, and degrading approach this is.  This does not satisfy the heart.  No, not at all because it removes the one true ingredient, and that is God.  And God is love.  

All I know, is that on earth as it is in heaven.  There is a covenant, between God and women, and men.  And when sin is present, that covenant will not hold, it will not stand, it breaks.  Adultery…..

I write about this in my book.  How to have Faith.  The title of the chapter is my Secret to true love.  And this is it.  

http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com 

Christ will return friends.  And He is coming for a church, a body of people that is without spot and blemish.  

THAT HE MIGHT PRESENT IT TO HIMSELF A GLORIOUS CHURCH, NOT HAVING SPOT OR WRINKLE, OR ANY SUCH THING, BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE HOLY AND WITHOUT BLEMISH.  Ephesians 5:27.  KING JAMES.  

Read this, and see, if God was in your marriage.  It would not have any blemish.  Repentance.  Cleans the slate.  

You know you could start all over again.  If you only would see the value of virtue.  If you let the Lord build your house.  ABSTINENCE.  

Being old fashioned, is not a bad thing, it really is a good thing, and sometimes we have to judge ourselves.  We have to see the error of our ways.  We have to see what works, and what does not.  And I am telling you this.  Because it does work.  

Holiness works, for true love.  For a happy marriage.  If I could save your marriage, then that means Christ saved you, to find that happiness.  

So you met this wonderful guy?  Great.  But don’t give yourself away.  And don’t give what could be the only thing you have to ensure, you can live happily ever after.  Let God build your house.  Psalm 127:1  KING JAMES.  

EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT, EXCEPT THE LORD KEEP THE CITY, THE WATCHMEN WAKETH BUT IN VAIN.  

God has a plan for your life.  Never sell yourself short.  When with God you can have the best.  

WHO CAN FIND A VIRTUOUS WOMAN?  FOR HER PRICE IS FAR ABOVE RUBIES.  PROVERBS 31:10  KING JAMES.  

Invite me to your ladies group, church, or function, and I would be glad to share with you this truth.  

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

 

LONELINESS CONTRIBUTES TO SIN ~ 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

Loneliness, contributes to sin, and when loneliness is there, the void is evident.  God is missing.  So we sin.

Try explaining that in one sentence.  But it is true, when we have rejected God, or we have decided to sin, Gods spirit leaves.

He is holy.  He calls us to holiness.   He cannot be in our temples, so to speak, if we have sinned, or entertain even the thought of sinning.  

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?  I Corinthians 3:16.

I know this now.   But years ago I did not.  I did not know how important it was for me, to develop my own relationship with the Lord.  In obedience, in prayer, in seeing even in scripture with the fear of God, that He punished sin.

Grace is a beautiful thing.  But lets get one thing straight.  Grace does not pardon sin.  We reap what we sow.  Grace is being repentant to God, and then He pardons the sin.  Thereby giving grace.  By not punishing us for something we ALL so deserve.  But it is by Christs sacrifice, that we are extended grace.

But He does not extend grace to the heart, or soul, that sins, and does not repent.  Grace is not an excuse to sin.  And sloppy agape, does not cut it.  

No wonder our world is so jacked up.  No wonder, there are so many people who do the things they do.  They want to fill that empty spot.  They want to relieve the pain of loneliness.  They don’t want to be alone.  So what do they do?  They look for a substitute.  

They break vows, with God and a mate.  Or they break their own promises to serve God.  A covenant, they break for sin.  They break the “law” of God so much, they become their own enemy.  The law….don’t confuse that.  God does not change.  And those commandments, they are there for a reason, Gods reasons.  

But people who look for a substitute…..They go with people, who are bad influences.  They go with people, who entice them.  They go with people, who offer them drugs, or alcohol, or anything to “numb” the loneliness.  So they sin.  

Then it opens the door to other things, like STDS, (sexual transmitted diseases) because the wages of sin is death, and its the enemies plan to come to kill, to destroy, your life.  

Or worse, they entice someone.  Lord help the innocent….  

This opens the door to the devil.  And he does not want you to know Christ.  He does not want you to be saved.  And the more and more you sin, the further and further you get from God, because the place in your heart, that you have that should be filled with God, is gone, because you allowed sin.  This is why we all get lonely.

For in just having a “true” relationship with the Lord, not based on religion, but in knowing Him, accepting Him, seeking Him, He takes the place of what sin is, and He fills the void.  The loneliness leaves.

God meant for us to have a true partner, and mate in life, who is someone who helps us, in these things.  And I just want to implore you.  Keep trusting God.  You may be lonely.  You may be looking for love in the wrong places.  But let God fill your heart up, your mind, your spirit, and keep busy, whatever it may be, no matter how lonely you are, but He can take the place of your loneliness.  And till then He can bring you a mate.  But don’t ever, ever let go of God, even if you find someone else to love.  

I think I am writing this for a friend, or an acquaintance.  He just lost his wife, she died.  He may read this or not.  But I think he is lonely and is fighting the urge to sin.  To drink, smoke, or to do something else.  Who knows, but he is coming to my mind to pray for him.  

I think I am writing this for a couple of beautiful ladies I know.  You use men, as substitutes. You want love, but you let someone take that which is Gods, and you give yourself away….You cheapen love.  By not honoring yourself.  And first and foremost God.  

I think I am thinking of another lady, who is so lonely, that she tries to find it in other people, by pleasing them.  But they treat her shabbily for it.  I think she has given up on finding love.  But I think he is just around the corner.  

I know this could be you or me, or someone else, but if we don’t identify the loneliness, and even repent for rejecting God from our hearts, we cannot win.  He has to be the main cause of our love.  He has to be front and center, to spare us, to save us.  To ensure our salvation.  

We have to trust God, release the loneliness, and not trust our own judgment on matters like this when we are struggling.  

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding Proverbs 3:5.  

I pray for all of us.  Because I know what its like, I grew up lonely.  I grew up, struggling to find my way.  Trusting people, who hurt me.  Trusting even those in the body of Christ, those that were not mature, but actually were a pawn of the devil, to destroy the plan of God in my life.  

I myself, see the results of my own sins, that I acquired because I was lonely.  It grieves me that it affected me so…

Its been a long time, since I have been lonely.

I am just so grateful for my husband my son, and one or two true friends I have.  That I am not lonely, why?  

Some might even see, that I purposely do not get to close to some, because I embrace what I have with Christ, and they have to prove love to me, because I won’t allow my affections to be used.  

For the sake of loneliness.  I know how valuable I am now.  I know, I am a good person, a nice person, because of Christ.  I respect myself, because I make sure, in fear of God, I respect HIM and His truth.

Because of His truth!  But I have learned I do not give myself away.  Or to throw my pearls to swine. Or to sin, to fill any void.  

Its not worth it, now when I know how precious my relationship with my God, and His Son, our Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit….

Because Christ is my greatest friend.

I hope this blesses you or someone.  I know the Holidays are upon us, but Christ can be with us every day.  Seek Him friends, fight the good fight of faith.  Loneliness will pass, just don’t give into sin, to fill that void.  Nothing can take the place of Christ.

Much love, in Christ,

Elena Ramirez

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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WHEN THE SCRIPTURE “JUDGE NOT” IS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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I am not into judging people. I do love and want to love as Christ commanded us. With that said…

I do know right from wrong.

And I have discernment between good and evil. I will call it for what it is. I see the fruit. And we are called to test and try spirits.

And the devil better back off. That scripture is twisted and taken out of context. To put Christians off and to shut up.  It is used in defense because basically people don’t want to hear the truth.  

And yes there are some who are so religiously regulated who do judge.  

But what about when you know truth and you see someone doing wrong?  What about knowing the devil is a liar?  What about trying to spare a friend hell?  Or the consequences of making a wrong choice?  What about pleasing God?  Hello….

Well all I can say is I will call it for what it is. Our world better wake up. More then ever. I am not into Lala gospel. I have fear of God. And I will not abuse grace.

I don’t want to stand before God and have Him tell me…. Why didn’t you warn my child that was wrong? And what am I going to say?

That I did not want them to think I was judging?….

No, I want to win souls to Christ with truth.  I don’t want to send them to the enemy.  Their salvation is at stake!

Doesn’t anybody see the discrepancies in all of the judging thoughts?  Cannot anyone see the ploy the deception that the enemy uses, twisting that scripture? We all need to know the difference!

JUDGE NOT, THAT YE BE NOT JUDGED.  MATTHEW 7:1

There is righteous judgement.  We need the mind of Christ.  To judge righteously!  Did you know you were called to do that too?

JUDGE NOT ACCORDING TO THE APPEARANCE, BUT JUDGE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT.  JOHN 7:24

So next time someone tells you to shut up for judging remind them, you are called to judge righteously.  We need to speak truth to one another yes in love.  Not hitting people on the head with the Bible.  No I am praying for the utterance and the boldness to speak truth. Loud and clear.  

And if you are going to speak truth, because you feel led….  You better be prayed up, and have that King James scripture to back it up.  I don’t use any other scriptures because the others are corrupted, and their words are also changed, and taken out of context.  

You see, there is nothing worse then trying to tell something, to someone, and you don’t have the scripture.  To back it up.  Yes, I just gave John 7:24, because some would only think there is only one scripture on judging.  

I would rather be right with God than people. Yes He has forgiven me of much…And for that, because I know the difference, I want to speak truth!

This is why I write, this is why I pray God use me, this is why I pray you consider sending me to your church.  I will give you truth, I will tell you according to Gods Holy word, my King James Bible, and I pray, that ears are opened, and hearts receive that truth, without condemnation.  

There is no condemnation in Christ.  And I suppose more so, this is why I am addressing this.  Have you ever heard someone say, don’t judge me, when you have your own skeletons in your closet?  Well that is the whole point.  I want people to be saved and free, when I tell them the truth.  I am not trying to judge them or hurt them.  I am trying to protect them from the devil. So they don’t give the devil a legal right to harass them. When you totally give Christ your heart, and try to obey Him.  Jesus cleans out our hearts, and takes those skeletons out of our closet.  There is nothing there, to remind you of past sins, but a gratefulness, that He removed that stain of sin.  

And for the record, I want to reiterate, about love.  Its not my place to judge someone.  If it was my place, I probably would fine them, and make them.  But that’s not my place nor do I want that responsibility.   People make mistakes.  Including me.  I make them all the time.   I come short of the glory of God.  So do you.

So no, I am not into making anyone do anything.  Christ did not make me.  But when I saw the truth I was convinced and humble enough to say God forgive me.  I don’t want pride or excuses when it comes to judging.

But I know the difference, because of His grace.  I want them to know grace like I know grace, and the sacrifice of Christ.  

No I leave all that to God, and He will judge.  He is not mocked.  Galatians 6:7.

In Christ, and His love, just my thoughts…  

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

FRIENDSHIP ON SOCIAL MEDIA THE EXPECTATIONS AND TIPS AS A CHRISTIAN ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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Friendship….what does it mean to you? There are some people we call friends, but do we know them, truly?

I mean, we ask to be friends here, on FB, Twitter and other Social media outlets and some folks we know, and some we do not know. But what is our expectation? Do we want to build true friendships? Or just collect people?

Or if we are Christians, do we want to find people, who believe like we do? So we can call on them to pray? Or we can be there for them to pray for them? Or to chat now and then because as Christians we should relate to each other.

Every one has their reason to be a friend or not to be a friend. And I know, myself, I do cherish you folks. And yes, there are some of you, that I love so dearly. Even though, we have never met….

But, I have unfriended people myself, or blocked them because of differences, in the way one relates as well. Sometimes, you know people you have called them friends, and yet something happens, and it changes everything. And sadly some friendships have been broken.

I have learned some things here, about myself, and how important it is to be friends with Christ first. Things that He expects in friendship is loyalty, being humble, being kind, overlooking differences.

Forgiving….Yet, He is my savior, so there is more that I have to look at to honor Him. So obedience has to come into the foundation to always think and be as He is in love.

And because of that….I think one thing I have learned if someone is a Christian, we are supposed to be brothers and sisters. No, ifs, buts or maybe. And as brothers and sisters we are called to love one another. This is what God commanded us.

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.  Matthew 22:37-40

True friendships though, need a foundation.  They need to have something in common.  And if one person does not work at the friendship and the other one does, wow….what a let down.  Communication is important, but lets be honest, sometimes we cannot always communicate.  So grace must be extended.

But it is kind of a drag, when you work at the friendship, and the other person does not.  It seems to be one sided.  And I admit, I get weary, when I don’t see progress.  Or they do not appreciate me, or my attempts.  In friendship.  I am not trying to brag, but I think I am a good friend, because of Christ.  I think I can bless a friend.  I have a lot of love, but when it is not appreciated, I learn to put a shield on my heart.  

I have learned to choose Christ, over friends.  When I saw the way they truly thought, and learned that they did not agree in faith with me, well I have walked away.  After I saw their true colors.  It hurt me, as it may have that person, but some influences are not good.  And we have to choose Christ first.  I have to choose His ways, He is my greatest friend.  

We need to develop friendships, that are based on Christ.  Christ was a friend to all, but his closest friends were His disciples.  Yet there was Judas, and Judas betrayed Christ.  Oh those feelings of betrayal, and pain, we get when we trust people, and they let us down.

We need to be mature, we need to give someone respect, we need to see even if we are right, that it is better to be kind, then to reject them.  And there are times, we don’t know, so we pray.

I have seen a few articles that touch base on this, and the affects of being unfriended, or rejected in a social media forum.  And people do get wounded.  So even though we are behind our computers, we need to think about that other person.  But more then anything, I want God to be pleased by the way I react or communicate with someone, in these forums.  As a friend….

Well, anyway, I don’t know why or how to always understand….but I pray for wisdom in my friendships.  I am learning, it is a process, so lets all be kind to one another, as we grow together with Christ.

Just sharing right now…..I love you my friends.  I want to help you.  I want to help others by my writings.  I don’t want to point fingers, because hey it could be pointed back at me.

But I really do want to be a true friend in Christ.

I may be wearing my heart on my sleeve right now, but I long for true friends.  Friends who care, and friends who are loyal, and honest, but care about my feelings, even if I am wrong.  But they will use discretion to talk.  I long for true Christian friends, who are true in Christ.  

But don’t just unfriend me, or reject me.  That is the most saddest feeling to have a friend walk away, and you don’t know why.  Especially if that friend was a Christian.  I think the most wounded feeling I have ever had is to be rejected by people I loved, and called them either a brother or sister in Christ.  And it has happened to me, and it broke my heart, for a long time. Because I loved these people.  

To be rejected by them goes back to how I imagine Christ must have felt by Judas.

At least if I do walk away, I will tell you why.  I hope to anyway.

Just a thought about friendship in Christ.  Thank you Priscilla, for being witness in the spirit, to bring this post out.  To ask me to write about friendship.

I wrote it earlier, but felt it was too much at the moment, but God knows…

With love, Elena Ramirez

Lord, help me to be the kind of friend you want me to be in Christ.  Thank you Lord.  You are my greatest friend, and you never unfriend me.  In fact, you search for me.  And teach me.  As I search for you.  I want to feel like you feel.  And honor your feelings, as my greatest friend.  In whatever situation, Lord there is no greater friend then you.  In Jesus name, Amen

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity…..Proverbs 17:17 

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