DON’T EVER LOSE HOPE ~ GOOD FRIDAY THOUGHTS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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DON’T EVER LOSE HOPE….

 
Good Friday…. Just think about it, when Christ died, I am sure, the disciples, were very sad, very despondent, and they lost hope. We can lose hope. I know, sometimes I do, as well, and even though, I know Christ is my Lord, and savior, I do get hopeless.
 
But, there is something within my spirit, by the Holy Spirit, that gives me hope, even knowing, the History. Knowing, He was resurrected. Knowing, right now, at this time, He went to hell, and got the Keys from hell, and cancelled the devils legal right to attack me.
 
Did you know that, during that time, this is when He got the keys to cancel the enemies plan….For you, and me? At this time….He went to hell and took back the right to steal our souls. By getting those keys. And then He was resurrected. He came back to life. It is documented, and then they knew, we all Knew. Only Christ can give us life…….
 
How precious our salvation is. How precious our hope is. Friends, be reminded, today, how beautiful our savior is, and what He did for us. Truly a gift from God. He gives us hope. And so much more, have a blessed Good Friday.
 
Its also my sons, birthday, and I thank God for the hope I see in him as well.
 
Let us hold onto our hope, for the joy, only Christ can give. Don’t let it go, don’t get hopeless. Rejoice, our savior, died, and was resurrected to give us life…..HALLELUJAH!!!!!
 
DO NOT EVER LOSE HOPE!
 
AND WHEN I SAW HIM, I FELL AT HIS FEET AS DEAD. AND HE LAID HIS RIGHT HAND UPON ME, SAYING UNTO ME, FEAR NOT: I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST: I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, AMEN; AND HAVE THE KEYS OF HELL AND OF DEATH. REVELATION 1:17-18. KJV.
 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALTHY FEAR AND UNHEALTHY FEAR ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALTHY FEAR AND UNHEALTHY FEAR… By Elena Ramirez

There is a difference, I believe, in what kind of fear is healthy, and one that is not healthy. I am older, I am just sharing. I believe this is wisdom. But, I know some people will not accept this, thats o.k. Its not up for debate, or argument. I am just obedient, to God, to bring perspective. And you know what, it helps me, to understand.

But the healthy fear, one can have, and is King James scriptural. Is the fear of God. It is spoken of often in my Bible. I take it to heart. I don’t just reverence God, I FEAR GOD!

LET US HEAR THE CONCLUSION OF THE WHOLE MATTER: FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN. ECCLESIASTES 12:13. KJV.

I love my King James bible for bringing perspective.

Anyway, fearing God… Its one of the most healthiest things, I have learned to do. It keeps me out of hot water, it keeps me out of sin, it reminds me who has my soul. Who can change things for me. It reminds me, how fragile really our lives are, and how we so need God. In little things, and big things. The bottom line in fearing God, is knowing, He has power to send my soul to heaven or hell. Thats healthy. To fear almighty, God.

Healthy fear, is just common knowledge, sometimes, not to do something, not to go somewhere, that could be dangerous. But that really does require submission to God.

The unhealthy fear, one can have, really is sneaky, and can come from the enemy himself. If we do not have fear of God, or if we just are not prayerful, or we put our guard down. God tells us, He does not give us a spirit of fear. So then that tells me the enemy sends it.

FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVE US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND. II TIMOTHY 1:7. KJV.

Unhealthy fear….That kind of fear, can come, to paralyze, you. To be afraid, to even live. To fret, to get paranoid. To distrust, even others. But sometimes, that is your gut instinct, from the Holy spirit, so you have to test it. Anyway, an unhealthy fear may cause you to just live in a way, where you are not fulfilled. Where you may get a false sense of reality.

I am not a psychiatrist, but to be honest, the ways of the world, and the ways of God are so much different, in relating to why things happen. I choose to trust the ways of God.

When something happens, to someone you love, and you see how some people are not kind, but manipulative, and they hurt others, or scam others, you do get that guard up. I have had a few of those in my life. Yet, I always choose to go on, and be the best I can be in Christ, and to forgive. And to know the difference.

Recently, this happened to me, because it happened to someone I love….and well it just made me think….

We learn from our experiences. It affects us. And today, it just reminded me, of the difference, between healthy fear, and unhealthy fear. I have stumbled, I have had both fears, unhealthy, and healthy, but what always has healed me, is the fear of God.

He will take care of everything else concerning me. Or you, if we just trust Him, and yes fear Him, as scripture says.

I could write a book on this….. maybe I will. It just depends on what kind of support I get, from God, and others in the interest…..But I hope it helps someone with fear.

Fear my friends, if unhealthy, really is not healthy for your soul. I do know this. Truly the fear of God, changes that.

Blessings, and love,
Elena Ramirez

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

BEING BROKEN DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT GO ON ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2BEING BROKEN DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT GO ON….
Sometimes, we stop, and we say, why Lord, why?

We wonder why we have taken this path in the journey of life? Or why circumstances have led us to be where we are, doing what we do, and we wonder…

If you are wise, you will repent, for your part in it.

For circumstances, out of your control that has made you broken, God is merciful, and God will have vengeance. And can bring a restoration…

Just trust Him….but more then anything go to God. With all your soul, with all your might, and let Him see your broken heart. Your brokenness.

THE SACRIFICES OF GOD ARE A BROKEN SPIRIT: A BROKEN AND A CONTRITE HEART, O GOD, THOU WILT NOT DESPISE. PSALM 51:17 KJV.

Comparing ourselves, in the good, or the bad, with others really is not healthy for ourselves. Don’t do that. Let God have that doubt, or envy, or frustration.

For those of us who have been broken from time to time, we have a resilience, that motivates us to go on, move on, in Christ. No matter what. Because if you have made Christ your Lord, and savior, you know all things are possible.

Let me repeat that all things are possible with God. STILL…

No matter what life says, you are, or people say you are, or even deny what you do, or cannot do. God always has the final word.

He says, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD: I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG THE HEATHEN, I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH. PSALM 46:10 KJV.

When you feel broken, lost, hurt, abused, alone, remember to be still in your heart, knowing who He is. As the saying goes, “Let go, and let God.”

Let God be exalted in your heart, among people, as you give God glory, and in all you do. Like the scripture says…This is how you are healed. In that brokenness. Do that with all your heart, and you will see the healing process….

This is how you go on…..I know.

By Elena Ramirez
https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

I DECREE I WILL NOT SELL MY BOOK IN THE HOUSE OF GOD ~ By 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

I just want to decree this, I want to make it clear. As many of you know, I do want to speak publicly, in your church or congregation.

I have not done it in a while.  I know, God has His reasons. But something dawned on me, just now, to speak this, to publicly proclaim it.

IF….

If I am ever called to give a testimony, or to speak publicly in a church. I will not try to sell my book there. Even today, I wrote just on impulse, Gods impulse, about how Christ turned the tables, on those who changed the temple, to sell what they had.  I don’t want to be one of those Christians.

If God blesses my book, financially, in other ways, then so be it. But I will not try to peddle the word of God, or peddle my book, in His House. In His temple.

That may sound strange to some. But I don’t care. I really do only want to serve God. But if money came into the situation, somehow it would take away from the message.

I never want to compromise or let money, be the root of evil in serving God.  

Does that make sense? I don’t know, but I am proclaiming it here.

To God be the glory….

 

By Elena Ramirez 

AND THE JEWS PASSOVER WAS AT HAND, AND JESUS WENT UP TO JERUSALEM.  AND FOUND IN THE TEMPLE THOSE THAT SOLD OXEN AND SHEEP AND DOVES, AND THE CHANGERS OF MONEY SITTING:  AND WHEN HE HAD MADE A SCOURGE OF SMALL CORDS, HE DROVE THEM ALL OUT OF THE TEMPLE, AND THE SHEEP, AND THE OXEN; AND POURED OUT THE CHANGERS MONEY, AND OVERTHREW THE TABLES.  AND SAID UNTO THEM THAT SOLD DOVES, TAKE THESE THINGS HENCE; MAKE NOT MY FATHERS HOUSE AN HOUSE OF MERCHANDISE.  JOHN 2:13-16.  KJV.  

BE CAREFUL OF VOICES FROM FALSE PROPHETS ~ By Christian author Elena Ramirez


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There are many voices, many who say they are called by the Lord. Many, may have good intentions. But I am very careful who I listen to. I am very careful, not to take every bodies word on a matter. Or anybody.

I think I have learned to be careful not to criticize as well, but I am careful. I take more time to pray about it, then jump to conclusions as well. Because of the spirit of deception. How we need discernment.

You see, there are those, who are wolves, in sheeps clothing. There are those, who may look, and sound like they are sheep. But they are not. Look at their motive. Is it for Salvations, is it to win people to God? Is it for money? Do they try to bait you, so you can give money?

And when they share a word, what scriptures is it based on? If its not a King James word, I am sorry, I shut the sound off, turn away, and will not receive anybodies word, on a matter. Because to me, it is corrupted word, that is not holy and anointed. So thats a big sign to me.

Because thats a voice of deception. Friends, be careful. I know you want to grow. I know sometimes, we can be so trusting. But, there are spiritual curses, that come with some of these false prophets, and you want to avoid them. We want to remember, we know Christ’s voice, and to another we will not follow.

The goal is always again, to have the mind of Christ, and to have discernment. Be careful what you receive, what you share, and who you listen to. I say this in Christ love.

Be careful. DO NOT TRUST IN LYING WORDS THAT CANNOT PROFIT. (PARAPHRASING) SEE JEREMIAH 7:8 KJV.

TRUST YE NOT IN LYING WORDS, SAYING, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, ARE THESE. JEREMIAH 7:4. KJV.

By Elena Ramirez 

I LOVE TRUTH LET ME EXPLAIN WHY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0136I do love truth, and let me please explain why.  I love it first of all, because I discovered Christ is the way, the truth, and life.  

John 14:6, from my King James Bible tells me this…

So, as I even break up that scripture to describe my love for truth, it goes, to say, I love Christ who gave me a new life.  And He showed me the way.

Folks, life is hard, growing up, the way I did, and in situations, where life did not always provide, guidance, or support, or love for that matter.  I made so many mistakes,  because I was not in truth.  I would go with the flow of things, or I would find myself “compromising” many things, because thats what I thought people did.  Mostly, because I did not know better.  

I think I learned the hard way.  About truth but I have such a great love for truth now, that I also know its called discernment.  Discernment to know good and evil.  That does not come to you, if you are in any kind of deception.  Fact is, if there is even one small place in our spirits, that is not totally up for truth, as Christ’s way, in our life, well, we can be deceived.  

So, I long for truth.  I long for it in my life, in little things in big things.  I long to see truth, in government, and well, we don’t.  I long to see it in friends, and acquaintances, because its like being on the same page with God, if the goal for truth is sought after.  I long to see it in business, and just everything concerning me.  

As many of you know by my writings. I only want to use a King James Bible.  Because it is truth.  And this is what I recommend to anybody.  If you want truth, get on the same page with God, in His truth, not in mans truth, or a publisher, who have lied, by compromising it and changing it.  Even if one period is missing, or one word changed, that bible is corrupted.  

Oh many argue about authenticity, but I look at how long it has stood the test of time.  Over 400 years.  This truth, is holy, it is anointed.  I won’t waste my time on any other Bible version, because they are not from Gods throne.  They do not come from God.  

To understand truth, you have to always understand, a spirit.  The spirit of a lie.  Or the spirit of truth.  The spirit of a lie, will come to deceive, and it comes from the devil himself.  The spirit of truth, comes from Gods throne, and through the Holy spirit, we can learn truth, we can know truth, and we can know the difference between a lie, and truth.

Many people do not have discernment, to find truth, because they do compromise, in matters.  They do not totally submit to God, in truth, because they are tempted to do other wise, and they can lose their direction.  The little foxes steal the vines.  So, if one is compromising, in even a little thing, not being honest, with themselves, or others, I believe that can bring a spirit of delusion, which is a curse.  And yes that is King James scriptural.  

Because I know Gods ways are not my ways, I have peace.  I don’t understand the mystery of many principles, but because I do not, I trust God to show me truth, at a moments notice.  And He does.  I get the gut feeling, that thought if there is no peace in something, I should know, not to do something.  It also requires prayer.  But if my spirit, is up to no good, in trying to deceive, or dishonest, or lying, about anything, well, I find that truth can evade a person.

I do have discernment, and many times, I may speak truth, but it is rejected.  Or challenged, or denied.  Its not that I want to hit anybody on the head with truth, I hate that feeling myself.  But sometimes, one may get a warning about something, and you see the direction someone is going, and you want to warn them by truth, but its rejected.  

Truth has set me free.  Truth has opened my eyes.  Truth, Gods truth, is the most powerful, beautiful force, I have ever seen open doors.  Yet it is not promoted, in our society, its not mentioned often by anybody, and it seems to be put in the rear, for guidance.  Its not celebrated, embraced, or cherished.  In fact, there seems to be a spirit of deception, to keep one from the truth, and how that must grieve God.  

I cherish it, because I cherish what Christ did on the cross for me.  Because He loved me so much, and you, that He gave His life, so we could recognize His truth.  So we could recognize, He is that way.  To have life, and life abundantly.  

Without truth, its not abundant.  So I am very cautious of anything that represents itself as truth, but may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  Or may be a counterfeit, or something corrupt.  I long for truth, and holiness, and purity, in my own soul.  Oh I know, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  But if I cannot be honest to God myself, in truth, then how can I be effective?  But I long for His presence in my own life, and I just know, if I even lie to myself, that presence would leave.  

Christ is truth friends.  There is no greater example of truth, then who He is, what He did for us, and the ability He has given us, to understand Him, and truth.  In life, or death. 

So when I hear people talk about this new movie, the Shack, I wonder, why they would embrace something, that is not based on His holy word, and actually contradicts Gods truth?  What is it, in the mystery of life and death, that would cause someone to not see His truth in this?  

As I have written, the Lord, spoke to me one morning, and told me not to go and see it.  I had no preconceived ideas about it, but I will obey.  But it was ironic, that after, He commanded me not to go and see it, and yes, when He speaks to me, I know its a commandment…..  I than began to see the many warnings about it being heresy.  I know God tested me in this.  Because now I see the truth, in avoiding it.  

I don’t know His reasons, but I know, His voice, and that voice of truth, warned me, and I will obey.  Its not worth losing hearing His voice to compromise myself in anything that would take away truth.  Does that make sense?  And its not based on His truth.  So, I need not waste my time to see it.  Thats my thought anyway…..

Truth is a beautiful wonderful freeing thing my friend, that we need to embrace, and we need to promote, and we need to be an example of it.  

It is so needed in our world, and in our own personal lives.  I cannot live a lie.  Thats not truly living.  So I trust God, to find the way, to find my life in Him, because of who He is.

Truth is the only thing, I know, that will truly set me, or anybody free.  

Yes, I love truth…

Gods truth, and no other.  By the way, I have learned not to argue or debate about truth.  It stands on its own merit. 

By Elena Ramirez

HOW CAN ANY OF US THINK WE ARE SAINTS? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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How can of us, really think we are saints? I know, what keeps me on the straight and narrow path, is when I realize that we all sin, we all fall short of the glory of God. We all do.

When any of us, think we are a saint, we get into dangerous territory. We can get puffed up. Puffed up can lead to pride, and God hates pride.

I don’t claim to be a saint, nor do I want to say I am a sinner as well. I bring it all to the obedience of Christ.  In repentance, in humbleness.  

Something about looking in His spiritual mirror reminds me there is only one that is perfect, pure, worthy of praise and adoration and that is Christ.  Not me. 

I know, I have sinned. I pray I do not sin now. I pray I do not ever take advantage of what Christ did for me, on the cross.

But the balance for me, which I pray is pleasing in the sight of God, is to be aware, He is the only one, who can call me a saint. By seeing, I have accepted Him, by repenting. By turning away from my sins, to please Him. And only Him.

Not myself, or others. But Him….

Saint or Sinner, is His call, not mine.

“A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.”  Proverbs‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬