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…
Not agreeing with every ones opinion, but having enough wisdom, to know, you don’t need to debate it, or argue about it, or try to make someone understand. To respect the differences.
Or even hit them on the head with the truth. Sometimes, you have to go through a few things to get it.
I think I got it….
Thank you Jesus. You see, love, should always be evident. Without trying to make someone feel bad, or to reject them.
We are all on the vine at different places. I may try to show you truth. But I pray to do it with love, and yes respect. Because you are a child of God, as I am.
Yes, live and learn. Christ said, we would be known by the love. “Let the love shine through, by showing respect or if anything courtesy.”
This is one more new motto…..I will carry as a badge of honor, I pray, to His glory.
BUT THANKS BE TO GOD, WHICH GIVETH US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. I CORINTHIANS 15:57. KJV.
By Elena Ramirez
Be 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
I loved this thought, that came from dear Mr. Cruz. Yes, I admire this man greatly. He is a man of great integrity, conviction, and stands for that which is right. I admire him, because he stands his ground. He is not a people pleaser. He is I believe a man who wants to please God. He knows who he is by his integrity. This is why I am sad, he is not our nominee.
But that thought of his is the talk of today. And it causes us all to think. So why? What does that mean, to vote your conscience?
I love getting to the root of things. Thats always been my nature, to understand. Why people, say what they do? What is the foundation of something said. The root, determines far more then what may be implied in anything. Because it reveals the very soul of someone. Don’t scratch the surface, get to the root of it! Why waste your time, pondering? Go to the top, the wisdom that God gives. Does it come from God or satan? You can know if you truly seek God. If you read holy word.
Christ told us, that we would be known by the words we speak. We would be judged by those same words. And out of the abundance of the heart, we do speak. Scripture (paraphrasing) tells us we have power of life and death in our tongues, and we eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21. That last scripture is enough to give pause to consider what we do say.
I think Mr. Cruz thought about what he should say. He knew he had if anything to prove to himself, and God, he had a responsibility as a leader to tell us how to vote. By the conscience.
The conscience. The sense, these are principles, principles God has given us to establish to know the difference. To guide us, to give us wisdom. To give discernment between good and evil.
So to vote your conscience. Hmmm. Lets get to the root of that. Without actually endorsing anyone, without saying anything further about someones character, or the lack of it.
To get to the root of it, you need to look at the fruit. To look at the soul of someone. You have to see, what someones words are based on. Is it truth? Or is it a lie? How did they get to the foundation they have? Is it based on God, or is it on satan? Is it love or is it hate? Is it good, or is it evil?
You see, thats just the way it is going to be. Its not in-between, or at a half way mark. With God, its choose this day, whom you will serve. God does not play games with us. He tells us to choose whom we will serve.
I CALL HEAVEN AND EARTH TO RECORD THIS DAY AGAINST YOU, THAT I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH, BLESSING AND CURSING, THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE, THAT BOTH THOU AND THY SEED MAY LIVE. DEUTERONOMY 30:19 KJV.
And whether you want to choose or not, is really irrelevant, because by not choosing, you can choose evil. By not standing up for good, by being lukewarm, so to speak, God will spit you out. See Christ’s last words to us, in Revelation 3. Of a KJV. Because even in these scriptures he is reminding us, yes, salvation could be at stake by not repenting. He tells us let no man take your crown!
Repentance, is always the key to clearing the slate with God. Always, don’t ever forget that! It will clear your conscience. It will clear your soul, it will make you right with God. Repentance is admitting you have sinned, that you have made mistakes, by not basing your “conscience” your soul on Christ. It is the sweetest cleansing, you ever can receive, because it will clear the slate, and clean your robes.
See, God is giving us all a chance on this earth to choose. And so you have to know what your “conscience” is based on. You have to know what source, as the foundation, does your thoughts come from to vote.
Is it good, is it truth, is it love, is it pure, and holy, submitting totally to God? In obedience, in fear of God. Yes, fear, people don’t like that word, but see, if you fear God, you choose wisely. So your conscience, does not fear anybody else, but God Himself, to prove to Him, your own alliance. To please God.
The conscience. That little voice, that gut instinct, that sense you might call common sense, is always based on good or evil. God or the devil. And to know that, is to learn to fine tune it. You can always trust it, if its based on God.
It tells you what is right, it tells you what is wrong. But if the foundation of it, is not based on God totally, well it will be wrong. But the principle is in its place. If you have not made Christ Lord, and savior, you will be ruled by the principle, that comes from the devil. Theres no in-between here again.
Thats why I am so careful with the Bible I choose. I choose the King James. To choose something, that has not been corrupted, or compromised, because I truly want to be on the same page with God. He does not change, we do. So my thoughts, will reflect the mind of Christ. According to His word. Not my thoughts, not satans thoughts. But God almighty.
But it is a choice. So, to vote your conscience, is a choice. This is America. Beautiful America, the land of the free. But how long will that be, if we do not choose Gods ways? We may very well learn. This is who we are as a nation. Free. We have freedom, our whole nation is on the foundation of freedom, but in God we trust.
Some of us trust in God anyway.
So only you can answer the question as to where your “conscience” is based on. Only you, can determine, to know if you are right are wrong, but remember, you will be judged by what you choose.
We will all stand before God. For the choices we make, including how we vote. It is recorded in the book of life. But ask yourself, is your name in the Lambs book of life? That book, that has no stain on it. Cleansed by the sacrifice of Christ.
Without telling you who to vote for, to vote your conscience, means you are voting because you have freedom. But remember, that freedom, in our nation, will produce, fruit. It will produce a consequence. Either for good or evil. God or satan.
So be careful how you vote. Be careful what you base it on. Be careful, that you see the root of someones character, to know, is it good, is it evil?
I think we have seen enough to know. At this point. But if you do not know, ask God. Come to His throne humble. Repentant. Seeking truth. He will show you. He is awesome when it comes to things like that, so He deserves glory and honor and praise as I even write this. I know. There is none like God, and sometimes, you wonder. But He is on the throne. No matter who is President.
The rest is up to you, and yes God, for it is always in His hands. Who is your choice to vote for? It may mean you don’t vote. And thats another topic, between good and evil, and evil is still evil. And good is still good. Thanks be to God.
Remember God sees your vote. What is your conscience based on? As you vote? Or do not vote? Your an American, know the difference!
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez