WATCHING THE COMPANIONS YOU WALK WITH ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez
I learned at an early age that people can influence you. They can corrupt you, they can ruin your life, if you don’t get wise.
Wisdom, sometimes, it does not come till much later in our lives. Because we have to learn through our mistakes. We learn through our sins, we learn through the lack of progress…
At least I did.
Anyway, I feel like I need to write this for someone. To warn you. There is….
Someone, that just is not good for you. You know it, but you need to know what God says…. Because you keep going with it. Maybe you love that person, maybe you keep forgiving…. But the bottom line is this person is destructive, and will be the ruin of you.
You are unequally yoked with this person. There is no understanding, or respect to you, for your love for God. You need to get away….
Scripture tells us to not be unequally yoked with an unbeliever. I could write the scripture down here for you.
But you need to start searching, and growing in the Lord.
Get a King James bible. Then get a concordance, a good Bible King James bible app. Put in the words, “unequally yoked.” Or righteousness, darkness, also as options. To find the scripture. (clue its in II Corinthians)
Keep growing my friends, and be careful who you walk with….
TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE LITTLE THING TO BE STRONG AGAINST THAT BIG THING…..By Elena Ramirez
If we cannot take a stand for God, in just a little thing. Like not seeing a certain movie, or not going to a place that is notorious, for sin, or accepting people, in our lives who are bad influences.
What kind of stand is that? How can we stand against the enemy in a big thing, if we are not strong against him, in a little thing?
Folks, we can miss it. I am sad today for I see, the little foxes steal the vines…..
We are the vine, growing with Christ, but if we do not submit to Him, we can be cut off.
Don’t we see that? Again. How can we stand against the enemy in big things, if we won’t submit to God even in little things?
And take a stand against that little thing? We ALL have to see this…
Wow, not an easy, feel good, soft and fuzzy title. But I write them as the Lord gives them to me.
So why is the Lord using me, to write about something so strong? That one could take offense to it. Or it could open someones eyes. Just the word “whore”, is vulgar, if you think about it.
But it is biblical to talk about. And this applies to men and women. And even in other situations, besides adultery. So here goes…
I WILL DO THESE THINGS UNTO THEE, BECAUSE THOU HAST GONE A WHORING AFTER THE HEATHEN AND BECAUSE THOU ART POLLUTED WITH THEIR IDOLS. EZEKIEL 23:30 KING JAMES.
LEST THOU MAKE A COVENANT WITH THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND, AND THEY GO A WHORING AFTER THEIR GODS, AND DO SACRIFICE UNTO THEIR GODS, AND ONE CALL THEE, AND THOU EAT OF HIS SACRIFICE. EXODUS 34:15. KING JAMES.
AND THE SOUL THAT TURNETH AFTER SUCH AS HAVE FAMILIAR SPIRITS, AND AFTER WIZARDS, TO GO A WHORING AFTER THEM, I WILL EVEN SET MY FACE AGAINST THAT SOUL, AND WILL CUT HIM OFF FROM AMONG HIS PEOPLE. LEVITICUS 20:6. KING JAMES
So, one has to recognize it is a spirit. And before it even manifests itself though, it can be taken to the cross, in repentance. Before anything happens. And I guess, thats what I want to warn you about. I want you to recognize it, before, so you can avoid it. So you can rebuke the whoring, adulterous spirit. But only in the name of Jesus, can you find the power to do that.
I don’t want to judge anybody. I have taken my own sins, to the cross, and prayed for forgiveness. And even now, when I think about some of my own stupid sins, I still repent.
But, I do feel an obligation to write this, because there is a whorish, adulterous spirit, that can even come on the best, intending Christians. Let alone, someone, who is naive, and does not know Gods truth.
Sin, its meant to kill, steal, destroy. Its meant to stop your blessings. Its meant to steal the promises from God from you.
Because if one sins, and does not repent, the enemy, has a “legal” right to harass you. To steal your salvation. To deceive you.
I see messages, sometimes, that state grace, will make a way, when there is sin. But they do not add, that inbetween, sin, and grace, there has to be repentance. I don’t see it taught. Maybe it is.
Anyway, we live in a very adulterous world. Women, and men, showing their bodies, with no modesty, and what does this teach women, and men? What does it teach our young girls? Where is the outcry to say, cover yourselves up….don’t give it all away. Leave the mystery. But our society does not teach these things. Just turn your television on, and you see it.
Respect yourself. Because if you don’t the devil certainly will not.
And seldom, heard, do I hear it from the body of Christ, and Christian leaders.
Temptation comes….and when you most try to avoid it. It will try anyway. But God says if we are obedient to him, he will not allow a temptation.
THERE HATH NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN; BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YE ARE ABLE: BUT WILL WITH THE TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT. I Corinthians 10:13 King James only.
Remember Joseph, he ran, when the Pharoahs wife tried to seduce him.
We should run from sin. We should teach our daughters and sons, the benefits of staying away from sin. Including sexually transmitted diseases.
Now, just a clue here, but because we all want to be beautiful, smart, and blessed. But what do we use our beauty for? Is it to attract a mate? Is it to show you are better then someone?
Everything our society seems to point out is the beauty someone has? But in doing so, they are losing something. Its innocence. Its modesty, its self-respect.
Sometimes when I watch television programs where hollywood, or the music community has award shows. I look at the womens clothing, and I think, golly, girl, put some clothes on. You can catch a cold. To say the least…..
You know what it brings, but a whorish, adulterous spirit. That leads to sin.
People do not talk about sin hardly any more. Maybe because we all do sin, according to scripture. We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.
But, when you repent, and give your heart to God, you should make sure, you stay away from sin. So you have to understand the spirits…whether of God, or the devil.
Because you want your robes of righteousness, clean, when you stand before God.
That is your responsibility too. We do not have an excuse to sin, when we accept Christ. We don’t.
I just feel like I am talking to someone, who needs to see this. You are so tempted right now. You want to indulge in a whorish, adulterous spirit, and release yourself to someone. Someone, who may even say they love you. But if they loved you, they would marry you. They would make it right before God. By honoring you. It would not be adulterous.
Maybe you have an adulterous sin, just repent. Ask God to cleanse you of your sins. Turn from whoring ways. But see it, before it is too late.
If you do not honor yourself, no one else will. You have to see that.
But what you don’t see, is that the devil, is trying to take your blessings, your future, your hopes, even your health away.
Repent for the thought, the desire, the longing, that holds you captive and just turn back to God.
Turn back, don’t go down that road. It leads straight to hell. So rebuke that whorish adulterous spirit. Rebuke it, and get right with God. Because it leads to other sins as well.
Rebuke it, in Jesus name. So your own true love can be revealed to God, and others.
KNOW YE NOT THAT THE UNRIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD? BE NOT DECEIVED; NEITHER FORNICATORS, NOR IDOLATORS, NOR ADULTERERS, NOR EFFEMINATE, NOR ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND. NOR THIEVES, NOR COVETOUS, NOR DRUNKARDS, NOR REVILERS, NOR EXTORTIONERS, SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD. AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU, BUT YE ARE WASHED, BUT YE ARE SANCTIFIED, BUT YE ARE JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, AND BY THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD. I CORINTHIANS 6:9-11 KING JAMES.
Blessings, and love, in Christ,
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.
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, 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,
How do we add time to our life? Well if you love Jesus Christ, and you have accepted Him as Lord and Savior, you know you are guaranteed eternal life. With Him. After you die.
And if you are reading this trying to learn, I recommend, you make Christ your Lord and savior. Repent. Confess your sins, to Him, and ask Him in your heart. Try to learn. His ways. Beware of religion. Mans ways. Beware with all your heart, the deception that can come from the devil. Know Gods truth. Know Gods laws…..
And if you learn something here as well, that you thought was different, I recommend repenting as well.
But how do we add time, long life to our lives on earth? Hmmmm…..
Well I believe this is the answer. If you will bear with me, in trying to understand. So lately the issue, of the law and grace has been brought to me. And I have been pondering on it more so, and praying and thinking about it. And I know, God is using me to make a point. As He led me to my Bible to find the scripture below. But please read this.
I know many in the body of Christ, really take to misunderstand scripture from Paul. In the new Testament. And what amazes me, about this whole controversy, about being under the law, and grace….
Is that people forget that the law, which was first given by God to Moses, does not change. God did not flip flop, He did not change His mind, when He sent Christ to fulfill the law. Scripture says, He is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God says, it in the Old Testament. MALACHI 3:6 FOR I AM THE LORD, I CHANGE NOT, THEREFORE YE SONS OF JACOB ARE NOT CONSUMED. And it also says it about Christ, the Son of God. In the New Testament. HEBREWS 13:8. JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY AND FOREVER.
Maybe what Moses added, in religion, as law can be abolished, but not what God commanded even in the Ten Commandments. Yes let me repeat that, maybe what Moses added, but not what God commanded. Moses was a man. Paul was a man. But God is God. That makes it the final authority. And again, He does not change. And when I say what Moses added, I am talking about the sacrificing. This was documented by Moses.
Grace, which is a beautiful thing, that yes, I rely on, still reminds me that the law, is the foundation of our faith. God said He would write those laws in our hearts. But you have to know them. By reading, and embracing His law. When we know Gods laws, put it in our hearts, and are mindful of it, it keeps us from sin. By the holy spirit, we are reminded. It is the standard, to know. When one does not know. We search for truth. It is the foundation of truth.
It is a balance. Scripture tells us, that a false balance is an abomination to God. So we have to find the balance. But I guess what bothers me about all grace messages, that I hear that gets off balance, is they do not teach about the law. How can Christ truly be our cornerstone, in balance, if we don’t know Gods ways, His commandments? Not mans ways. Gods ways.
How can we grow, and have discernment if those laws are not taught? People, think because the law, according to Paul, is a burden, yes even a curse…..in some ways, that is misinterpreted from Galatians 3. That they won’t even look at law. Yet scripture tells us, if we do not keep the law, that is a curse.
BUT THIS PEOPLE WHO KNOWETH NOT THE LAW ARE CURSED. JOHN 7;49. Please note this comes from the New Testament.
I know, by my own walk, how much I rely on grace. Because of my own sins. When I repent, and I still do…I rely on the mercy and grace of God.
But I also know, that the law of God, the commandments, teaches me what God expects. To be honest, if I had taken those commandments, even the ten commandments, the law, to heart as a young woman, I know I would have avoided heartache. But we reap what we sow. I reaped sin, because I did not know them. And the wages of sin is death. Oh how we should teach Gods commandments His law, to each other, and to our children.
His standards yes are of excellence. His ways, we can never reach. Because He is holy, and we all sin we all come short of the glory of God.
But I want to know Him and try with all my being, to try and keep His ways. NOW I think when we get off balance, we can just think grace will do it for us, but it can’t without knowing His law. How can our hearts, our souls be pricked to want to repent?
Are we going to throw away all the other scriptures that remind us to keep the law, by just one thing Paul said, and that was misinterpreted? Misinterpreted by bad Bible versions, and not looking closely at King James word. Why do you think I always recommend a King James. Here is another reason why….
Look at Psalms 119 from a King James very closely. That long chapter, deals with the Holy word, the commandments, and the law. The ways of God.
Are we going to throw away the truths from the Old Testament, and just think the new Testament, which is the new covenant, that it will change our hearts? Why are they both in our King James Bible then, together. Combined?
Hmmmm…I cannot deny the law.
What is the basis of our faith, if we do not know and try to keep the laws of God? We can only accept what Christ did for us, if we understand the law. But we don’t throw it away.
The only thing I see from the old testament, in the laws, that were made, that makes the covenant different. Is that of the sacrificing. We do not sacrifice anything, any more. Because Christ is the sacrifice. Christ is….The lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. Which makes us free from the law of sin and death.
ROMANS 8:2 FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.
But those other commandments, and laws….cannot be abolished. When we know this is what God gave us to better our lives. To give it length.
If you don’t believe me, believe God, believe this scripture. Do you want long life, peace? Then take this to heart…
MY SON, FORGET NOT MY LAW; BUT LET THINE HEART KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS; FOR LENGTH OF DAYS, AND LONG LIFE, AND PEACE, SHALL THEY ADD TO THEE. PROVERBS 3:1-2
Blessings and Love, may you see this truth, in Jesus name, our Lord. Amen. If you can see this, you can and may break curses over your own life. I am claiming this truth, and pleading the blood of Jesus. Because sickness, that causes death, is a spiritual thing. And if that is understood, about the law then the physical healing can come forth and break the curse. Remember, those that know the law, are not cursed. (see above scripture for validation)
In Christ, and His love,
Please invite me to your church, ladies group, or Christian function.