AN EXERCISE IN PRAYER BY THE HOLY SPIRIT ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4667.jpgAs we grow in Christ, as we grow in prayer.  There are just some things, we should do in the Holy Spirit.  

Repentance, always clears the slate, I believe.  When we come to Christ humble, repentant, for perhaps those things we think, or have allowed into our spirits, that could corrupt us.  We need to be careful.  Things that are sin in His eyes.  

But I just had a sense, that when we pray, we really need to see with our “spiritual eyes.”  We need to see Jesus, there, when we pray.  

Christ told us, He would not leave, or forsake us.  He told us, that He would never leave us.  

I believe the Lord, gave me this thought, to help us in our faith.  To help us see.  Sometimes, we ask for things, and we are not sure, He has heard us, or we are not sure, if  there is a way.  

But Christ told us, He is the way, the truth, and life.  John 14:6.  He told us, if we asked in His name, the father would grant it.  He told us if we believed it would be ours.  He told us, that He would give us the desires of our heart, as we delight in Him.  Oh yes, give God the glory, honor, and praise, as you approach His throne.  

How can we delight in our Lord?  Well, one way, is when we pray, actually open your spiritual eyes, to see Christ there, listening.  

Let me repeat that.  Look at Christ there, when you close your eyes, to pray.  See Him, attentive to your need.  Because again, He is there, He will not leave or forsake you.  See Him, in the spirit, the Holy Spirit. 

Quiet your spirit, to just hearing His voice.  Read a King James scripture, that is Holy, and anointed, and let Him, counsel you.  I cannot even count the many times, that God has spoken to me, in need of an answer, and I just opened up my King James Bible.

He says, He knows our desire, even before we speak it.  So, think, and ponder on Him, when you go to His throne.  See Him, in His majesty.  See Him, as you seek His Kingdom, and all things will be added unto you.  

Sometimes words do not come to us.  We may be hurting, we may be distracted, but as a disciple of Christ, we do need to discipline ourselves.  Just look for Him, in the spirit.  Beware of counterfeits though, in the spirit, and beware of the enemies voice, who always tries to be deceptive.  This is why repentance, is so important.  

And never, ever, set up an idol, or a symbol, that would grieve Him.  He hates idolatry.  So get rid of such things, even in prayer.  Now I know many might disagree with that thought, but Father, is very jealous in these matters.  And wants us to search for Him by the spirit, not by a graven image, that is even a commandment that tells us not to set up.  

THOU SHALT NOT MAKE UNTO THEE, ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, OR ANY LIKENESS OF ANYTHING THAT IS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, OR THAT IS IN THE EARTH BENEATH, OR THAT IS IN THE WATER UNDER THE EARTH.  EXODUS 20:4  KJV.

YE SHALL MAKE YOU NO IDOLS NOR GRAVEN IMAGE, NEITHER REAR YOU UP A STANDING IMAGE, NEITHER SHALL YE SET UP ANY IMAGE OF STONE IN YOUR LAND, TO BOW DOWN UNTO IT:  FOR I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.  Leviticus 26:1.  KJV.

We have to try and learn and know, what pleases our Lord.  Anyway, Christ, knows by the spirit, what you need.  Know, that He is listening there, searching your heart.  Knowing the mind of the spirit.  Because He makes “intercession” for you according to the will of God.  

AND HE THAT SEARCHETH THE HEARTS KNOWETH WHAT IS THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT, BECAUSE HE MAKETH INTERCESSION FOR THE SAINTS ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD.  ROMANS 8:27  KJV.

When you know He is there, when you know He is seeing you, it just makes your faith, easier.  It makes your prayer have a sense of accomplishment.  Because He sees you, He is there.  Just see HIM with your spiritual eyes.  Try to please Him, humble, when you pray.  

I share this, because as an intercessor, I have learned some things, in trying to understand what works, and what does not.  What pleases God.  But if we are humble, if we are taking the whole word of God, that is King James word, and we are not using anything counterfeit or corrupt, that the enemy would use to deceive.  I believe our chances in prayer, can make a difference.  And every one knows, that I only recommend a King James Bible because it is holy.  It is anointed.  It is preserved in Heaven and earth, and I believe when you use it, your on the same page with God.  And thats always the goal….

Never underestimate prayer, but do what you can to make sure your prayer is heard.  Sin, will separate us from God, and He will not hear.  But the sweetest, simplest prayers can be heard, even in our child like faith.  

Looking for Him, to be there, when you pray, is just an exercise in prayer.  In faith….

Blessings, and love Elena Ramirez 

 

WHAT FRUIT ARE YOU EATING SPIRITUALLY? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


fullsizeoutput_69e.jpegBe careful friends, what spiritual fruit you eat.

Nothing has changed, since the beginning of time.  Sin is sin, and it began with an apple.  An apple God commanded Adam and Eve, not to eat.  That apple is very symbolic, to life now, and we can eat fruit that is sin, and not even know it.  

When was the last time you heard a message, on what fruit to eat?   I think we as Christians, and even the world, are so desensitized by sin, that we can accept it.  And its wrong.  Its wrong in the sight of God, and it is wrong for us.  

I can’t take credit for this thought, it is a God thought.  God brought it to me.  He showed me a crate full of fruit.  He showed me the fruit was “deviant” and I knew, and know, that what we eat spiritually, can be manifested in us spiritually.  

Deviant ~  That word means:  To turn aside from a course, standard, principle, or a topic.  

God had a course in mind for us.  God has not changed His thinking about sin.  He will punish it, and He hates it.  He knows how it separates us from Him.  He knows, how it corrupts us.  He knows that if we sin, we lose our sense of right and wrong.  We lose our way.  Christ is that way, but if we lose Christ, we lose our Salvation, because of sin.

Many think once saved, always saved.  But if sin is in the picture.  No, you are not saved.  And I am not going to argue about it.  You are then called a backslider.  Look it up.  Because many do tend to put up a debate when I write this.  But I know, the only way, we can be redeemed is by repentance, and by asking for Gods forgiveness.  By the blood of Jesus.  So when you think about what Christ did for you, you do not want to abuse His sacrifice, by sinning.  

Remember Adam and Eve.  Remember, that Eve, just ate the fruit.  As she listened to the doubting, the devil brought to her.  Remember that Adam ate it too.  Remember, if they had just gone to God, and asked Him again, she would have not ate that fruit, that brought the curse, really to all of us.  Because God who does not lie, would have told them the truth.  Nothing has changed.  

We still have the chance to go to God, go to our King James bibles, and read His truth.  And yes, I will address which Bible you should eat from.  

A King James Bible.  Why?  Because the others have been corrupted.  They have been changed.  They disregarded the many scriptures that warn not to change, add, or delete Gods holy word.  They aren’t holy the fruit you eat, is half, truth, half lie. Where is the cleansing in that? Where is the holiness and anointing in rotten fruit.  Liken it to fruit on steroids.  Its chemically changed, and not healthy for you.  

Remember, that God has His reasons for not wanting us to eat fruit that is sin.  That tree, of good and evil.  God did not want us to know what evil is.  He has His reasons, even now for protecting us.  

What are you eating?  What are you filling your mind, and heart with?  Oh friends, I have to ask that myself.  You see, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  We all do.   Maybe, I am close to something God is warning me about.  But I will heed it, and I will take it to heart.  

You see, you don’t know me, and you don’t know what I have missed.  But I know, at this point of my life.  I missed my calling, at a young age.  I did.  Because of sin. And I know, I am older, and I know God could restore me.  But, He cannot change the course, if I don’t change it.  By being obedient.  

This journey of life, we are all on, can change, if we only take to heart.  What fruit are we eating?  I want what God says to eat.  Its as simple as that.  The fruit of the Spirit.

BUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS, FAITH, MEEKNESS, TEMPERANCE, AGAINST SUCH THERE IS NO LAW.  AND THEY THAT ARE CHRISTS HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS.  IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT, LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT.  LET US NOT BE DESIROUS OF VAIN GLORY, PROVOKING ONE ANOTHER, ENVYING ONE ANOTHER.  GALATAINS 5:22-26 KJV.

If you want good fruit, you have to start from the seed. For it will affect the roots. Repentance clears the slate, what are you going to plant in your mind and heart, and soul, so your roots will be roots of righteousness?

Please take this to heart. To mind, and to know, we reap what we sow. Remember Christ, remember His example always. And study, and pray, to know, what pleases God. For your eternal destination depends on what you eat. Spiritually.

Do you want peace in your own life?  Do you want to receive it.  Well remember, there is no peace to the wicked.  Wickedness comes from sin.  This is also scriptural.  Please look it up.  If you want peace….Remember this scripture.  Look it up from a KJV bible for it is pure.  Go for that…..

BUT THE WISDOM THAT IS FROM ABOVE IS FIRST PURE, THEN PEACEABLE, GENTLE, AND EASY TO BE ENTREATED, FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUITS, WITHOUT PARTIALITY AND WITHOUT HYPOCRISY. AND THE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS SOWN IN PEACE OF THEM THAT MAKE PEACE.  JAMES 3:18.  KJV.

Change the fruit you eat, to the fruit of the spirit, and you will see the difference.  Get your fruit from God, not man, not corrupted fruit.  Holy fruit. Advice for you and me.  

Blessings, in Christ, Elena Ramirez 

 

FOR HAPPILY EVER AFTER IF I COULD WARN GIRLS AND WOMEN OF THIS I WOULD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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

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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

 

SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES THAT DECEIVE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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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.

Elena Ramirez

 

 

THE DANGEROUS SPIRIT OF BEING OBSESSED WITH PEOPLE ~ By Christian author Elena Ramirez


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There is a danger to being obsessed with people.  And my goodness, I feel such a strong stirring in my heart to write this.  I am not sure who it is for, or meant to address, but I will write obedient, as the Holy Spirit prompts me. 

Again, I do not know who this is meant for.  All my friends, and acquaintances, seem to have a healthy grasp on this.  But for whoever it is meant for, I pray you take it to heart.  

What makes someone obsessed over someone else?  Hmmm.  Well I want to list a few scenarios, and then add the Lords thoughts through my thoughts to it.

This could be a spoken obsession, or an obsession, in the mind.  

But if it is in the mind, it is part of the spirit.  And just a thought but is the spirit from God, or the devil, in its contribution to what you think?  You need to see that.

When it is a spoken obsession, it could be because you admire someone and have told them that.  It could be that they have rejected you, and so you feel wounded.  It could be from an old lover, a friend, or even an enemy.  So you think about it, but you think and think, and think about it.  Your mind is constantly on that person, and it is unhealthy.    

You admire them so greatly, or may even hate them so much in an unhealthy way you could be in danger of “obsessing” to the point, that you cannot handle rejection.  Or wanting even to reject them.  And you could do something you regret.  

You need to see it now.    

It could be from someone you know, or someone you see like on television, etc.  So you may even stalk them or try to get their attention etc.

When it is an obsession in the mind, you constantly think of them, even though they do not know, and your behavior changes.  Where you may try to get their attention even though you do not exist to them, you want to be seen, you want to compete, you want to let them know, you are there.  

You want their attention as much as you have given “thought” to them.  

Friend, do you sense how unhealthy this is?  Maybe you think about someone constantly, and they could care less?  

I can only relate this to my own experiences, and I want to share something personal, so maybe it can help someone.  

But years ago, I met a man.  A very handsome man, and I fell so in love with this man.  He never courted me, he frankly was not interested, yet, I began this “obsession” and would think of him, and dream of him, and told him, I loved him.  I told him, no one else could love him like I could.  

Which at that time, I thought was true.  But he did not care, and in fact, he rejected me, and hurt me, so bad, I thought I would die.  

I did not, praise God.  

You see, I met my husband, and I have had a very fruitful marriage.  A holy marriage, where we made Christ first, and where His spirit, has brought us together in holy matrimony.

Which is why even here, if I could briefly put it in words, it is unhealthy to have sex with someone, and link on to that spiritual bondage, in a soul tie.  Because it is sin.  

Being obsessed with other people is sin, in Gods eyes.  They become an idol.  And well if you know God, you know He is a jealous God, and this is just one more principle to consider in pleasing Him, and having a healthy spirit.  

Is your obsession, turning that person into an idol?  Hmmm.    

I had put so much energy into this person, for such a long time, it just was not healthy for myself.  But I finally saw, that it was never going to happen, and I let go.  

That was the healthiest thing I could do for myself.  I have been careful since then not to give a lot of attention to anyone in the sense, where I could be in a position to be rejected, or to obsess with them, and have unhealthy expectations.  

You know what?  Sometimes we think people are the prize.  But really if we know who we were in Christ and what we can do, with Christ as the prize, we are in heritage of our Lord through Christ, as sons and daughters of our Lord, with a holy heritage.  

We are royalty in Christ, and royalty does not have to beg for people to love us, or where we have to obsess about them.  Don’t give yourself away.  You are worth more then you know.

Don’t try and manipulate a situation with your obsession.  Did you know that is like witchcraft in the eyes of God?     

Do you see where I am going with this?  Friends, all I know, that God is a jealous God, and if we want to be healthy in our own spirits, we have to learn to give Him all of our attention in the sense, that we do not lose our “balance” in this.  

This is why probably some people keep going back to the same type of people, in relationships.  Because this is the pattern they have established, not knowing the difference.  Oh but with Christ, what a beautiful difference and heritage we can have.  This is why obedience to God, can lead to other blessings, yes including love, but ensuring our salvation first.    

Where we find a good place yes to love people, but where we reserve a place first for Christ, and then yes for ourselves.  Not giving into unhealthy obsessions, where first of all people who see that, can use that to hurt you.  Where they would take advantage of you.  Use you.  Nobody wants to be used, and not even God.  Like I said, He is not an ATM machine.  

We have to find respect for our own self, to yes love, but not to obsess, or to become someone’s door mat, or find we are being rejected by people.  If they have rejected you, respect that, and let it go.

And here is a thought, obsessing with jealousy?  Don’t do that.  You are worth more then you think.  And God is jealous for you.    

Seriously, it goes back to when you are young, and trying to make friends for example.  I learned the harder I tried to be friends sometimes with people, it turned them off.  

No one likes to be intruded on, by someones advances, and when you like people, and want to be friends, it should be mutual.  Being a pest etc.  This is why obsessing, especially in the mind with people, and just creating thoughts about them is not healthy as well.  For there is no foundation in the friendship.  

So I reserve to give myself some dignity, in not over doing it, in my efforts.   

Friend, again, I do not know who you are, but whatever anyone has done, or not done, you need to let it go.  You need to quit thinking about that  person, obsessing about them, or even following them, on social media, or where ever.  

Let the obsession go, you may be lonely.  God understands this, but you need to see the direction of your obsession, and give it to God to help you let go.  He can fill that void.  That place in your heart that you are spending so much time belongs to God.  And only God.  

I hope this helps you, whoever you are.  Let go and give it to God, be free from obsession. People cannot fill that only God can.   

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:17-24, 26 KJV)  

I sense Obsessing about others is in this list.  Where the spirit struggles with the flesh. Let it go, give it to Christ.  Share this link if you think it could help someone.   

 

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ARE YOU LIMITING GOD? BY RELIGION, BY LACK OF FAITH, BY BEING REALISTIC?


I do not want to limit God.  In anyway…..So sometimes, I have to look within.  I have to see what I am saying.  What I am thinking, what I am pouring into my spirit, that may take away His truth, or Holy spirit, from speaking to me, to know, what His will is.

God is Holy.  He tells us, the goal, is to be Holy like him.  Yes, God is sovereign.  Yes, His will be done.  But what can I do to even persuade Him, if there is a possibility?  Remember Moses?  In Exodus 32….He persuaded God, to think different, after the people had built an idol, and offended Him.  But Moses reasoned with God.  And God repented.  Moses changed the mind of God.  I want to reason with God.  For changes.  For results.  For progress.  After all, He does say.  All things are possible with God…..Read Luke 1:37.  King James Version.

All things…..So, I start with my faith.  Remembering, holiness, is the goal.

I have had some struggles, in my faith, in the past.  I am sure, every Christian may go through that.  I can only imagine, the despair, one might, feel, if they do not even believe in Jesus Christ, as Lord and savior.  I cannot even fathom that.  Because, when I did not believe, in God, and His son, His Holy Spirit, those were the darkest times of my life.

Yet, I have struggled, I have wondered, why Lord, why?  I have had to pursue, my faith, and stir it up, when I have faltered.  When I have not seen progress, when I have just tried to hang on, because there is nothing else, to get me through.  I have had to learn, to humble myself.  To repent, yes, even daily, for some thought, I may have had.  I have had to learn to discipline myself, like a disciple.  I have had to remind myself, of past testimonies, and I have had to just surrender, myself, more, and more to God.

Its not always easy, doing what I do, for the Lord.  Doors have not been opened.  I do what I am doing, basically for free.  Because I see the need.  I have not pursued the corporate world, or a career, besides my writing.  I am a Christian writer, and my desire, is to give Him, glory, honor, and praise, in my writings, to speak a word of truth, to the Lost, and to be an inspiration, to His people.  So, I cannot let go.  I cannot limit God.  I am not letting go, and I am going to get a victory.  I have to.  I have invested my life into this.

I have had to trust His word.  Everytime, I write something, I try to use, Gods word, as the foundation.  I take it, in my own life, and I apply it.  I pray it.  I meditate on it.  I plant it, in my own life.  Like a seed.  And by the harvest of it, I chew it, I swallow it, I meditate on it, and I expect, miracles, in my life.  Because of Gods word.

I am a very literal person.  That is the only way, I can describe myself.  I don’t play word games, I am not into trying to make something, that is not true, or possible.  I remember, God says we are judged by our words.  So, what purer thing, can I use, but Gods word?  And hopefully, the purest form from the Bible.  The KJV.  But, in doing so, I have learned, there is no limit, to what God can do.  So it has made me realize, God does not change.  I change, by who I am in Him.  By His word.

Recently, I believe I overcame, something in my faith, that has put me right where I am now.  In the sense, that I have, a greater, expectation, of who God is.  My faith, has grown.  So, because it has grown, I am expecting, greater things from God.  Greater possibilities, to see, who He is.  In all His power, and might.  To trust His word, and the testimonies, from His Holy Word.  I long, to see His power, working in church, in the body of Christ.

I long to see, the Holy Spirit, manifested, into the supernatural.  I long, to see, God take something, that is nothing, and make it into something, because of who He is.  I long, to see people healed, at the altars of God.  Pastors, praying for their people, the laying of hands, to release the anointing. To sense, and feel the Holy Spirit, going up and down the aisles, to do a new thing for somebody.  To see devils cast out of peoples lives, to see, people restored, renewed.  To see, circumstances change, that seemed totally impossible, but possible.  Because faith kicked in.  Because God was pleased, and His presence, was manifested, and miracles happen.  I long to see God working out something in my life, and others, wherever I am.  And yes, in the church, I may be visiting, or attending.

More then anything, I long to see Salvations.  People giving their hearts to God, for everybody to see.  Going to the front of the church, a public declaration.  As they give their hearts to Christ.  Receiving their Salvation.  Not ashamed.  Not closing my eyes, and every eye opened, in the congregation, in this beautiful display of love, but everyone, seeing, someone give their hearts to God, so others can be encouraged.  Knowing, angels are rejoicing, at that soul, who makes a commitment to God, not ashamed, who sees.  It should not be a private thing.  Because Christ told us, if we were ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of us.  So. Yes, I long to see Gods power, working.  At the altars of God, and everywhere, we may seek Him.

I love the Lord.  I know you probably do too.  But, thats a question I would hope, we would ask ourselves now.  Because tomorrow is not promised to anyone.  So, when I think of anyone, I love, I try to think.  What pleases this person?  What pleases God?  God says, if we love Him, we will obey His commandments.  We will have faith, and trust Him.  We will come into agreement, with HIM, and His word.  We will seek Him, and acknowledge Him, never ashamed, and so much more…..I remind myself, often of His sacrifice on the cross.  I envision it, often, to stir myself, and remember, how great His sacrifice was for me.  For you.

About a year ago, a year ago and three days, to be exact, I wrote a Post here, that forever changed me.  THE CONSPIRACY BETWEEN THE KING JAMES BIBLE, AND THE NIV BIBLE.  SCRIPTURES, HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED, COMPROMISED, DELETED.  IS YOUR BIBLE, STILL HOLY?  I have had more people, not believe, what I have wrote, about that.  I have had people, actually challenge me, and argue with me.  And for the most part, people, do not challenge me or argue with me.  But something about this post, has made people, actually reject my thoughts on it.  Some polite, some not so polite.  I have been wearing my armor a lot lately.  Trying not to get offended, and its been working.  But sometimes, I have just had to walk away.

I am not offended, and I am not judging anyone in this, but it has made me look at it, even more, and even more, I am more adamant, that what I believe is true.  I will not use, another Bible, because even though the transcripts of the Bible, have been translated throughout time.  The only closest thing, we have in purity, and being complete is the King James bible.  So, I trust it.  I prayed about it today, and felt the Lord give me a challenge, that I will not post here, due to space, and time, etc.  But I did post it on the original post.

Anyway, to conclude my thoughts here, I just want to press more into God, because of who He is.  I am taking His word literally.  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in that the thing whereto I sent it.  Isaiah 55:11.  I am sending it out in prayer, in hope, in believing.  I am standing for life.  I know Christ, came to give life abundantly.  So, I am believing.  I am expecting to see supernatural things, happen, and do you know why?  To bring Him glory.  So it will be a testimony to His glory.

I want to encourage you.  Don’t give up.  Whose report are we going to believe in?  I think sometimes, we can get discouraged, and just throw the towel in.  I don’t care what people say.  I am not giving up. Whether, I get support, in my belief or not.  I am not going to let others stop me, in my faith.  Those unbelievers, or intellectuals.  Or realists, or those who just don’t have faith.  Sometimes, you just have to know that you know.  Even with religion.  (rules traditions, made up by groups, men, etc.)  Whether, they think it is phony or a farce, or just plain “hocus pocus.”  a term, I think should be related, to the occult, not Christianity, or in the signs and wonders of God.

I trust God.  In relationship, with Him, through Jesus Christ.  Not religion.  I am pressing in on my faith, and I am taking His word, the King James Bible, and I am using it as a sword, as my truth, as my manual to life, and I am applying every word, from my health, to my wealth, to what He says about Salvation, and His commandments etc.

And I am not going to limit God.  I pray, its the beginning of more miracles, to say…..Look What the Lord, has done for me.  How about you?  Are you limiting God?  By Religion, by lack of Faith, by being realistic?  Don’t let that stop you.  Press into God, by His word, His true word, and see the difference.  To have a relationship with Christ.  Not a religion, or being intellectual, but spiritual, because of who He is, in His love, and Holy Spirit.

This scripture, is just another reminder to me, how important it is to God.  And as I close, what do you think happens when you use a different Bible version?  The wording has changed, its been enhanced.  It has been added meaning, from men, not God, and it diminishes the truth.  Please read my blog, to know this is truth, and pray, let God reveal that which is truth to you.  BY HIM, BY HIS STANDARDS!

WHAT THING SOEVER I COMMAND YOU, OBSERVE TO DO IT:  THOU SHALT NOT ADD THERETO, NOR DIMINISH FROM IT.  

DEUTERONOMY 12:32  KING JAMES BIBLE

A Prayer of Hope….

Father, I praise you.  Today, in my reading, I read the words, from you that said….“Take heed to thyself”  to remember your ways, to be obedient, to watch myself.  (Deuteronomy 11) Lord, I do have this hunger and thirst within me, to want to be careful.  To not take anything for granted.  To push in more, and more in my faith, with your love.  To see results, in my own personal life, but the lives of others.  I do not want to limit you, or your power, or your ability.  Because I am afraid, of what people may think.  Or if it looks strange.  Lord, your ways are not my ways.  I long for your ways, in my life.  To see your power, to see your healings, and the Holy spirit, doing great and mighty things.  Lord, give me please wisdom.  Open my spiritual eyes, to hunger, and thirst for your truth.  Your ways.  Your love…..Lord, I do not want to limit you, in my life.  I surrender, even here, to you, to use me for your glory, honor, and praise.  I repent, humble before you, for my failings, yes as a human.  For you are God.  I do not apologize, for who you are.  Your ways, change us.  To be in your likeness.  Holiness, that is the goal…..Your word, your true word, brings it forth.  I thank you, in Jesus name.  Amen

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TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF IN CHRIST~AUTUMN A CHANGE IN THE SPIRIT TOWARD HOLINESS


Its Autumn, a season, of change.  A season, as some things die away, and the earth, changes and life can go into hibernation, or dormancy.

An adjustment, has to be made, in this season of Autumn, to prepare for winter.

Lifestyles, change, from doing things differently, then when the weather, is warm.  Wildlife, prepares for winter. I look at the Squirrels, they store food, and they understand this time, between winter, and summer, and that they must prepare now, to survive.

People, prepare as well, and begin preparing for the cold winter, in Autumn.  The anticipation of the cold, causes people, to turn over a new leaf, as the leaves do fall.  Because one does just sense, you have to do things, in this season of Autumn.  People, bring in their summer furniture.  They turn their gardens, they prepare…..

Well in the spirit world, one can see, in this season, that this may be a time, to change.  A time, to prepare, for the cold, in a different way.  God gave us four seasons.  He wanted us to have a change, in our lives, by the change of seasons.  And in most places, one can see the changes.

Physically, things do seem to die.  Or do they?  Sure the leaves fall, the flowers, stop blooming, but many flower and plant species, do survive, the harsh winters.  And when spring, returns, their root systems, kick, in, and they begin blooming again….and so the cycle, goes on and on.

As a Christian, we know, when we die, we will live with Christ that is His promise to us.  So, we should not fear death, for as the scripture says, to be out of the body, is to be present with the Lord.  II Corinthians 5:8  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  We can keep blooming.  So to speak…What a wonderful promise, to know, we will live with Christ for eternity. Because we live, move, and have our being in Christ.

When someone is going through something, and it may be the end of that season, they can relate to Autumn.  It could be a death, of a loved one, it could be a job, that ends.  Or a divorce.  They can relate, that in this season, change is inevitable.

I have often marveled, at those, who do not know Christ, as their Lord and savior.  And how do they get by, when they go through things, and they see the end of something, or they see a change of season, in their life, but they have nothing to have hope in?  Do they just think it is the end.  And thats it?

I am so glad, that I have learned.  That, God always has a plan.  But, we do have to search for him, and that plan, by seeking him.

I sense a change of season for me. Spiritually.  I feel differently in the spirit. I feel more then, ever, I know who God is.  I know, that I know, that God is spirit, and those that worship him worship him in spirit, and truth.  More then ever, and I want to make sure, this is understood.  I know, that I know there is a God.

For some reason, I feel, like everything, I have learned, or gone through, will have purpose, for the plan God has for me.  I have waited on the Lord, for a long time.  And in the natural, I have not seen much of a change.  But within, I know, that I know, I have turned over a new leaf in Christ.  I believe, more then ever, I am ready to be used by the master.  I am preparing myself, as God has prepared me.

I want to live a life that is holy.  Not judgmental or where I would try to look at myself, as “holier than thou”  because God is not a respecter of persons.  But I want to live a life, that honors Christ, and His sacrifice.  More then ever….More then I ever could hope for. But by Christ only.

I think about how we go through things in the spirit, and in the season, we may be in, we may not understand, we may not even know, why things are the way, that they are.

But, walking with Christ, these past few years, have taught me, about faith, about obedience, about love….and more then anything about who I can be in Christ.  Persevering.  Learning, though, I may be walking through something difficult, I am passing through.  Like the scripture of Psalms 23:4.  Yea though, I walk through the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, thy rod, and thy staff comforts me.  Autumn, sometimes, in the spirit, can feel like death, but we can walk through, with Christ.  Guiding us.  Holding onto Him, no matter whether it is good, or bad.  Just holding onto him because of his plan…..

God does not change, but we do.  You know, Holiness, needs to be a goal, for us as Christians.  Its not expressed often, but we need to be reminded of this.  Because the word says, if we do not become holy like God, we will not see God.

III JOHN 1:11 BELOVED FOLLOW NOT THAT WHICH IS EVIL, BUT THAT WHICH IS GOOD.  HE THAT DOETH GOOD IS OF GOD:  BUT HE THAT DOETH EVIL HATH NOT SEEN GOD.  

LEVITICUS 19:2  SPEAK UNTO THE CONGREGATION OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND SAY UNTO THEM YE SHALL BE HOLY FOR I THE LORD YOUR GOD AM HOLY.  

JOHN 3:3 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM.  VERILY, VERILY I SAY UNTO THEE, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD.  

You know someday, we are all going to stand before God, and to know, if He would hide His face, and ban that person, from the Kingdom of God, it would be, because they did not want to live a life holy of God.  They did not accept Christ as Lord, and savior, and Gods plan for salvation.  I just sense, more then ever….It is so important, to renew our mind daily with the word of God.  Being in our Lords love.  For, I can just see the angels, stopping them, at the gate, and they will not be able to enter the Kingdom of God, because they denied Gods holiness.  To live, while they were on earth.  

Dear one, may this season, be a season, where you and I reflect on who Christ is.  That we reflect on his suffering, on his love, on His plan to save us from the curse of sin.  That we would know, His body was broken, so we can become whole.  That He was mocked, and sorrowful, so we can rejoice, in love.  We need to know the power, of the cross, and that yes He died, but was resurrected, and got the keys from hell for us.  So, we truly can live, and life abundantly, not only now, but for eternity.  We need to know….so we can change and turn over a new leaf in Christ.

Dear one, we need to be in revulsion, concerning sin.  Totally disgusted, totally in a place, where we do not want to behold any evil thing.  Or anything, that will compromise our walks with Christ.  We must learn, and want to hate sin.  Not sinners, because Christ loved sinners.  And we ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.  But we must hate sin.

We in our society, can become so desensitized, to the things we see on televison, in life, in communication, we need to be in fear of God, and turn away from things, that take away that holiness.  Be aware of the tactics of the devil.

Turn a new leaf in Christ, and have a true change in the spirit.  Let our Lord Jesus, in His holiness, of Him, the Father, and the Holy Spirit, be your guide….

With love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez

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