Why Is Favor Deceitful? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez
FAVOR IS DECEITFUL, AND BEAUTY IS VAIN: BUT A WOMAN THAT FEARETH THE LORD, SHE SHALL BE PRAISED. Proverbs 31:30. KJV.
I have to say first, that I fear God. I have learned that, in my journey of life. I know there are consequences to sin. I know, that I have reaped what I have sowed, many times. So I fear God. I fear the one, who can part heaven and earth on my behalf. I fear God, who has the final say, as to whether or not Heaven or hell is my home for eternity. I fear God. I have learned this.
Yet there is grace, and there is a compassion, and mercy, that God extends, but I have to be honest. Thats favor.
And I always want to make you think…. Even as I ask this question. Why is favor Deceitful? For the above scripture says it is. And I believe Gods King James word.
Thats why this blog is called, “Just My Thoughts”, but I know its not me, its God, and He gives me the inspiration, I do have. I call that favor. And I really study His word, to pray, to have the mind of Christ. But I don’t take it for granted, because I know its a gift. And if He favors me to do that, I want to do it, at my best ability, for His glory. But I also realize….
In my own personal life….
Favor, has not been a strong force in my life. Even according to the worlds standards. Doors haven’t flung open. People, and help has not come my way. Money has not been a great favor either. And maybe thats good. Things, have not easily come to me.
Yet, He meets my every need. When I need. Thats favor as well. I am trying to find the balance in this, because I am grateful. But yet, I haven’t had great favor from people, even from family. Or friends, I realize. As I write this.
I have had my struggles, and I won’t go into all the details. But, on the subject of favor, and in my humble opinion, I just have a sense, even lately, that we can miss it. One can take things for granted. And I think thats a dangerous place to be.
You can miss it, if you have favor. And this is why I believe the scripture says it can be deceitful. It may handicap you so you don’t strive for the excellence, from God, in fear of God.
Because you think, you know what?
He loves me, this is a great life I live, and I have His favor. So you stop trying….
You stop trying to please God. You stop taking the commandments to heart. His law. You start puffing yourself up, like you are a know it all, or you might even think you are better then somebody else. So many people in our world, deny God, because they think its all about them, and that is just wrong.
And when I give an analogy, of why I feel even here, why favor can be deceitful, it is because it could, cause one, to stop growing.
Just think about it. Think about the beautiful people you know. People, that are handed things in life, without much of a struggle, they have favor. But when you look at them sometimes deeper, you realize like all of us, they have flaws. But yet, they think they are better. The light might be on, but who is inside?
The flaws, may not be on the outside, because they are beautiful. But inside, they are broken. But they might not see it. They are, content, even to say, that they don’t feel like they have to try. I have met people like that. I have met some people, who like to play at being dumb, and thats a dangerous place to be. They put the “duh” in dumb.
And they may even say they believe in God, but there is something, I see, and I relate it to scripture. That is missing, and is it because favor was deceitful?
FOR MEN SHALL BE LOVERS OF THEIR OWN SELVES, COVETOUS, BOASTERS, PROUD, BLASPHEMERS, DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS, UNTHANKFUL, UNHOLY, WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION, TRUCEBREAKERS, FALSE ACCUSERS, INCONTINENT, FIERCE, DESPISERS OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD, TRAITORS, HEADY, HIGHMINDED, LOVERS OF PLEASURES MORE THAN LOVERS OF GOD; HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, BUT DENYING THE POWER THEREOF, FROM SUCH TURN AWAY. II TIMOTHY 3:3-5. KJV (please see this from a King James, these same scriptures are out there, but they are corrupted word)
They deny the power thereof. I will repeat that, they deny the power thereof, because I think, they believe, the favor they have, or may I even say, the “grace” they have, makes them think they don’t have to even say, please or thank you.
They don’t have to try, they think its all a given. The favor. They think they deserve it. Just because they are on this earth. Wrong. Turn away from those kind of examples. And those kind of people, they should not be your role model. Jesus should be.
Do we deserve favor? I used to think I did. I used to think, I deserved it. I used to think, just because I served, God, I deserved it. But, at this point in my life, with all my own failures, and my own flaws, I don’t think I deserve favor any more.
Maybe thats sad, to expect it, or want it, and evens ay that here, but maybe its for the best, I have not had great favor. Now I know, I am the head, and not the tail. According to scripture, but I want to find the right balance, that pleases God.
Maybe, because I have learned the hard way, to work for what I have, to be my own person, in Christ, and not take anything for granted. To study who He is, personally. And see His attributes, His beautiful characteristics.
To not take a religious figure, and put them on a pedestal, because we all can miss it. Because that is also idolatry. And God gets jealous. But to just be thankful, for what I do have, and give God glory, because I see the difference.
See, grace and favor, are great, to have, and I am not an idiot, I would love it. But, I have learned, as well, that favor, can be deceitful. The enemy, can distract you, and have doors opened, that may make you, think its favor from God, but it may be a test. How about that idea? Hmm…..
I was just talking about this with a friend, lately, that, I am sometimes hard on myself. But, I would rather be hard on myself, and see the error of my ways, then to offer myself grace, and miss it.
I don’t want to miss being accountable to God and others. Growth can only happen when we see the error of our ways, repent to God, and in that process, perhaps apologize to someone, or try to make it up, in one way or another. But more to God. To change more like Christ. To get my eyes off of me, my problems, and look at how Christ relates to it.
But if you have constant favor, you might not try. So, you be the judge, in it, concerning your own life. Yes, I long for favor too, but in it, I just pray, I will not grow cold, indifferent, desensitized, or I will not get puffed up, or full of myself and forget where I came from.
This West side kid, from Denver, Colorado, knows her humble beginnings. I know where God has brought me, from. I know, I am nothing without Jesus. I know I hit rock bottom at one time. I know, that I fell through the cracks in many ways.
Maybe thats all the favor I need. Because He saved me. He reached out, and saved me. I will take it, and be thankful. I will also serve Him, for the rest of my life. Whether I have extra favor or not.
God already proved Himself to me, and I know it. He does not have to jump through hoops for me. I know He saved me, I know my God. And I also, know there is a lost world out there. I know, many need to see His light, and I will try and shine it.
And I pray if I ever get any more favor, I will always be mindful to consider those scriptures above, and not deny the power, thereof. Because then the scripture would be fulfilled to say that yes, favor is deceitful. And I don’t want favor to be deceitful in my life.
Just saying….in just these thoughts of mine.
Blessings and love,
PRACTICE TRUTH SO YOU CAN BE FREE ~ By Christian author Elena Ramirez
I want to say this, and I want to say it in love. Because I see some struggling with truth. I see how it paralyzes you. You are afraid. You might even feel like a hypocrite.
You don’t think there will be grace or forgiveness. Especially in matters of loyalty, and friendship. You want to be loyal to God, but you cannot if you are not to others. Because you are not being honest. It shows. It seems to be a double standard. You think that there is no hope. You are in a prison, because you have not learned how to break out of the chains, you, yourself, have put on you.
I grieve for you, because I love you. I grieve for you, because I know more then anything Christ loves you. But you are struggling right now, and you do not have to. Let the truth, be the truth, and let it fall off of you. Break the chains, and if anything, relate yourself to being free. Even if you were denied. Be free, be courageous, and be love. This is what counts, and you have to see, how you become your own enemy when you hide the truth. You are hiding it. And hurting yourself.
Scripture tells us, the truth will set us free. And I will be honest with you. Gods KJV truth set me free. Because I use it, and live by it.
There were things in my life, that held me prisoner, I was so ashamed….but I know the difference. Even now, I still make mistakes, that I pray are not sin. But I look at them, I don’t make excuses, I apologize if I have to. I repent, and then I go on.
Even now, the enemy, tries to whisper cruel and mean things, to remind me, and I say, “Shut up devil, I took it to the cross, in repentance.” I plead the blood of Jesus in truth!
I know what Gods word can do to change someone. From sin. To His sweet righteousness.
Start with His KJV word, start sharing it, and see the difference. Grow. Your on the vine with Christ. Start sharing that truth, and see how the truth will set you free in other areas. It will, it will do something so great for you. But as you are breaking the chains, on you. You are breaking the chains off of someone else. Thats always the goal, for His glory.
But if you do not, there will be things in your life, that will keep you in bondage, because you don’t use it, and its right there.
You have to see yourself in bondage. And why you hide a lie. You have to see, how it holds you back.
See the scriptures right in front of you. Open the King James Bible, book, tell others, and be free.
AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE. JOHN 8:32.
SOME PEOPLE HAVE NO RESPECT EVEN FOR THEIR OWN GOOD ~ START WITH GOD ~ THE FEAR OF GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez
I have seen this a lot lately, no respect. No respect, for boundaries, friendships, authorities, our civil liberties, for life, for the unborn, for people, for anything, it seems like any more.
There is no fear or respect of Gods laws and commandments. For so many have thrown out His law, out the window, and think grace has covered it. With this stinking thinking, so many have hooked onto, and they reject the law. Thinking they are free from the law, in the new covenant. Think again… God does not flip flop! He does not change. He did not change….
THEREFORE THOU SHALT KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD THY GOD, TO WALK IN HIS WAYS, AND TO FEAR HIM. Deuteronomy 8:6. KJV.
There is no respect. People say what they want to say. They mock what they want to mock, and they don’t think of the consequences, for even their own good.
People are not taught this, when I grew up, we were taught to respect. I was. Even if you don’t agree with someone. Even if you think they are wrong. There is a way to communicate, without being disrespectful. Like yes, sir, yes, ma’am…..
I am so glad I was, taught this, because it taught me, to respect the fear of God. I fear God. I know, even in my own life, I have reaped things, because of my own rebellion. When I see, that someone should know better, or they have not corrected even their own family, or friends, to respect others, by people I love, I am shocked.
My own ignorance, or even like my mother would say. My own stupidness. Has taught me more then ever about respect. Yes, oh for years, I was grieved that she told me that, but at this point, I honor what she says. More then ever I see….I was stupid. But stupid, can get wise.
I know that too. Its not too late if you stop, and see the error of this. I respect who I am in Christ. With all my faults, and believe me I know I have had terrible judgment in some matters. I know that there are lines not to cross, in matters of respect. With myself, and yes with others. For my own good.
See, what happens, is we do reap what we sow. Its a principle, folks. Like what goes up, comes down. It just is a principle.
BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. GALATIANS 6:7 KJV.
And when I see so much of disrespect, and even with people, I love, it grieves me. It has to grieve God as well.
And I am not here, to make light of this. People need to see there are consequences. When someone crosses a line symbolically, against somebody with disrespect, and even God. He sees that. He does not bless disrespect. Vengeance is the Lords…
Oh our Lord, is gracious, He is merciful, but people forget how to repent to Him, and to apologize to others, and to respect authority. To respect life, and it brings in sin, and destruction.
We should all be fearful of God in this. For our own good. I am not going to get into the many details I have seen recently. But….It has been a lesson in life.
But I see it, even as our country is so divided. I see it, and I wonder what will we reap, in all this disrespect? Individually, and as a nation, and for our souls. Because God is not mocked folks.
YE SHALL DO NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN JUDGMENT: THOU SHALT NOT RESPECT THE PERSON OF THE POOR, NOR HONOUR THE PERSON OF THE MIGHTY: BUT IN RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL THOU JUDGE THY NEIGHBOUR. LEVITICUS 19:14. KJV.
And bottom line is, we reap what we sow. Maybe you won’t see it now. But it opens doors to the enemy. Its his goal, to come, kill, steal, and destroy. But you will see it for sure when you stand before Christ, when you leave this earth. Because Christ could very well tell any of us. “I never knew you.”
AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY. Matthew 7:23 KJV.
It is iniquity. Its sin, to have that spirit of rebellion, that is disrespect.
So much, that it could determine, hell or heaven. Nobody, wants to hear the hell and brimstone message, but its truth. And that is reaped as well….
Well, I just pray, whoever reads this would have a good heart to heart, with God. Because if you start with Him, it will go well. He will teach you, about respect, but it comes with the fear of God, and the consequences He speaks about in my King James word. He corrects those who He loves.
HOLD THOU ME UP, AND I SHALL BE SAFE: AND I WILL HAVE RESPECT UNTO THY STATUTES CONTINUALLY. PSALM 119:117. KJV.
Don’t you want to be safe? I do, I embrace this scripture. And all of Gods word. See thats just it. You take all of Gods, King James scripture, and connect the dots, and it makes sense. But you know better to not embrace, these fake versions, so you won’t get blinded. Because there are commandments there too, like Revelation 22:18-19. kjv. (Look it up)
But if you don’t even sense the Holy spirit, prompting you. Or you mock, even me, as I warn you in love, well….. its sad, and I don’t wish bad to anybody.
But I know there are consequences. I know, we reap what we sow. And I know…. Gods ways are not our ways, but we should very well stop and see what we are doing. Or we don’t grow.
If you have disrespect it may be, because you do not fear God, and we are commanded to fear God.
YE SHALL NOT THEREFORE OPPRESS ONE ANOTHER: BUT THOU SHALT FEAR THY GOD: FOR I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD. LEVITICUS 25:17 KJV.
But…You may very well, be headed to meet the fear of God. And its a terrible thing to fall into the hands of our living God. Without the fear of Him.
IT IS A FEARFUL THING TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD. HEBREWS 10:31 KJV.
Blessings, and love, with respect, reverence and fear to my God….
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The first reason, why I tell someone to repent to God, is because its obvious, they stepped out of their love walk. It happens. We all can do it. But we do have to get back to that place, where we are repenting, to God, humble. But we do have to recognize it…
See, Christ told us, we would be known by the love.
BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER. JOHN 13:35. KJV.
When we get out of that place of love, by not repenting, or by not apologizing to someone we offended, we give place to the enemy. We can actually hurt ourselves, or curse ourselves, by getting out of that love walk.
Because it takes away our hedge of protection. From the blood of Jesus. His blood is love, He suffered, and took our transgressions, because of His love, and that blood, that is pure. It protects us. Even here I plead His blood, dear Jesus, and I thank you. Love always protects. (read Isaiah 53:5 kjv)
Its obvious by the fruit. One can automatically sense, and see whether or not, its love, or even hate. By the fruit they give to a person. And even an animal could sense it….
WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM. Matthew 7:20. KJV,
When people make excuses, instead of apologizing, or repenting to God, it brings in pride. Pride goes before a fall.
PRIDE GOETH BEFORE DESTRUCTION, AND AN HAUGHTY SPIRIT BEFORE A FALL. PROVERBS 16:18 KJV.
I would never wish even my enemy to have destruction or a fall, so I try to warn someone, to see their “haughty” spirit, to avoid that. By repenting or apologizing. Thats love. And I try to stay in that love walk. I have to for my own soul.
The fruit reveals, whether or not the “spirit” comes from God, or the enemy.
AND THIS IS HIS COMMANDMENT, THAT WE SHOULD BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST, AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS HE GAVE US HIS COMMANDMENT. I JOHN 3:23 KJV.
When I tell someone you need to repent, I am telling them, because I am trying to save their soul. So they truly can be born again. First.
I am seeing the evidence, the fruit of what they are doing, and it shows, if the spirit is not from God. By even their behavior, its not love. I am telling them according to what my King James bible says.
When someone mocks you, or brings up even your Christianity, to scrutinize, as if they were the expert, and judge, that not love, its an accusatory spirit, that only wants to make themselves look better. See truth be, we all sin, we all come short of His glory.
We are not to give place to the enemy. Ever. Yes there is forgiveness, but you cannot get that forgiveness, unless you ask. You cannot receive it from God, unless you ask Him. So one needs to repent. Grace does not cover, that, it is a sin. And this is where many have the misconception, about grace and the law. Grace, is only given after repentance. And He will not forgive us, unless we forgive others as well.
But you cannot sin, by getting out of love, or disobedience. Not forgiving, not walking in love, is disobedience. To God, for God is love.
BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER: FOR LOVE IS OF GOD; AND EVERY ONE THAT LOVETH IS BORN OF GOD, AND KNOWETH GOD, HE THAT LOVETH NOT KNOWETH NOT GOD; FOR GOD IS LOVE. I JOHN 4:7-8. KJV.
Do you see in this scripture, that it says, we are to love, because we are born of God. Well when we repent, we are born of God. That spirit, should always be the main spirit, we work from. Thats always the goal. But the enemy does want to steal that from us, by getting out of our love walk.
When someone offends me, I automatically know, and in most cases, I even tell the person, I forgive you. Whether or not they apologize, because I do not want that poison in my soul. Its a two-way sword, and when in battle, things can be said. And I remember, the scripture.
GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHICH LOVE THY LAW: AND NOTHING SHALL OFFEND THEM. Psalms 119:165.
I repent, and apologize, because I do get offended. And I try not to. But I am human. I am not going to lie. But because of His law, that I love, I repent, I apologize. I want to be mature in understanding. Do you see, even here how important the law is? Many teach you don’t need it, but because I love you, I warn here as well, repent, and embrace the law of God, even though you have been taught wrong. A perfect example….
Repenting, and apologizing go hand in hand.
For, when the person, who offended apologizes they also release themselves, so God can forgive them, and so they can see, they need to get right with God first, and then the person.
Its not complicated. But one needs to know, the principles in which Gods Kingdom, reveals who He is, and who the enemy is. Love, never fails.
When I tell someone to repent. I am telling them, because first I serve God. And then, I am telling them, because I am commanded to love, others. So I warn them. Repent. Apologize. I am telling them because I love God, and I love them.
I am not trying to be their boss, or be bossy, but I do take authority in matters like this, because I am an ambassador for Christ. And so I use that authority to warn someone, and tell them, you are in spiritual danger, by getting out of your love walk. You need to repent. You need to apologize.
It grieves me, when I have to tell this to people, I love, because I guess, I thought, they understood, that, and would automatically be humble. And walk in love with me. But lately, I have not been seeing that. And it grieves me. I will be honest. I have lost friends lately. Friends that I loved dearly. But something happened, even in their love walk, where love was not communicated. I cannot second guess people. And when I extend grace and they give me the silent treatment, its hard to understand.
I come from a different place, I confront situations, I don’t hide my feelings, or allow things to offend me, so I try and talk, but when thats not received, I know there is a spirit of offense.
I try to do it in love, but when its not reciprocated, what can I do? I pray…So oh well. But I serve God first. I am not a people pleaser. Even though, I walk in love. I walk in love toward God first. I look to see what I am doing offends God or not. Then people.
But when I see the resistance, to not repent, or to apologize, it does grieve me. Because I know the principles in this, and it opens the door to the enemy. I don’t wish that for any of my friends, or enemies. Or even “frenemies” Because I am commanded to love. And love, does not speak evil, or return evil, just because someone does not agree with you.
I hope this helps someone. But I felt the Lord put it on my heart, to explain it today.
Please, repent, go to God, you see, I have learned this, to daily go to Him, and ask Him to forgive me, because I am sharp sometimes, and I come off blunt, as well, and love may not always be seen.
But Christ is my Lord, and savior, and His spirit, I embrace, and I let His love, live in my heart, the temple of the Living God. I often ask others, who is living in your temple? Because love is not seen, thats not God.
Because God is love. When I offend, I apologize. Whether its received or not. And I know when I am wrong, and I know when the devil is trying to just condemn me.
And it grieves me, when I have apologized, but its thrown in my face, at a later time, to remind me, of what I did. And thats not forgiving someone. Love, covers a multitude of sins.
But the only way, its cleared is by repenting to God first, who gives you the spirit, of love, to be humble, to apologize to the person you offended.
I never, would ever, want someone to apologize to me, because I made them. But because they saw the error of their ways, and want to get right with God. And with me. Because love, was the motivator.
Because Christ is their savior.
Blessings, Elena Ramirez
I want my Christian brothers, and sisters to see this. I plead with them to know truth. I speak to all people, but how can a Christian, who is not seeing this, actually able to minister effectively?
I know God can use any bit of truth, even the smallest. But when the “lump” is compromised. When the truth, is distorted, into part truth, and part lies. The enemy can come in, and deceive. Let no man steal your crown, Christ warns. Its in the first fruits in honoring God, in obedience, in seeing truth. That can make this difference between God and a counterfeit.
FOR IF THE FIRST FRUIT BE HOLY, THE LUMP IS ALSO HOLY; AND IF THE ROOT BE HOLY SO ARE THE BRANCHES. ROMANS 11:16. KJV.
A LITTLE LEAVEN LEAVENETH THE WHOLE LUMP. GALATIANS 5:10 KJV.
Here leaven is referring to the wrong doctrine, and I would say because of these false bible versions.
But, this is what I am seeing with many Christians. Who are not choosing truth, but choosing the counterfeit.
They are choosing the counterfeit. They are choosing the lie. They go to battle for the lie. They go to battle for the false prophet. They go to battle, thinking, they are doing right, but what they are doing is so wrong in the sight of God. If only they had this much passion for the true Kingdom of God.
I have seen this with friends, with people I love. And as I try and even speak truth, I turn into the bad guy. According to them, I turn into the mean one. I turn into someone, who is coming against Gods anointed, for they remind me, “touch not my anointed.” (funny I taught this person this scripture and others) but anyway, I have seen it.
They forget to love. They forget not to return evil, for evil. They want to make me the outcast. Just because I uphold truth, and my King James bible… For thus saith the Lord!
I have actually shopped, with some of my friends, and we go into Christian book stores, and they choose the book, or cd, that the fake prophet has written, and they are so inspired. They love their ears tickled. But I did not say anything…
But they hate me now, because I don’t tickle ears any more. I never really did, tickle ears, but the fruit, has been compromised. Even with other lies. That came in, and it grieves me, because I could not stop it. But I am speaking up, because I am alarmed, at how they grasp these false messages. And embrace, and put up on a pedestal that false prophet. Even on their posts.
I might not even say anything, most times, I don’t, but every once in a while when something comes across my desk, I might say; Like wow, did you hear what that person said? And I present, what they said, not what I said, but the proof is in a video, or in their own words, yet they get mad. And they get mad at me.
Well truth be, I am called to speak truth. I am not famous, I haven’t gotten a book deal, and reached success, according to the worlds standards. So, if anybody listens to me, for truth, I pray they hear that. But I will not compromise truth, to please people, or tickle ears.
Because I don’t follow anybody, but Christ, and what my King James bible says. I don’t even admire anybody right now, because I haven’t truly found any leaders, that uphold the King James, or speak a strong salvation message. I just don’t.
Nope, what I see are these prosperity messengers, or these lying prophets, who are wolves in sheeps clothing, who promote religion. (Rules, regulations, traditions made by men, and groups.) Or even with the women, they ride on their husbands coat tail. And I won’t attend their church, nor will I embrace them by promoting them. Let alone, following them.
Really…. oh well.
But it does grieve me, and if it grieves me, I know it has to grieve God, for the Christian, who does not see the truth in these false prophets. In the lying prosperity message, etc. It grieves God when the word, is twisted, and turned around by these fake bibles. It grieves God, because it defies Him, with no fear of God, or the consequences.
I fear God.
God sees, when the pastor, who denies, what KJV scripture, says, who might even have an agenda, to promote, division. Who does not tell everyone, or teach to bow, before Christ. That somehow or another, a group of people, is not a part of that. Yet the word says, there is no difference between the jew or gentile. That all will bow, and confess Jesus is Lord. These pastors who do these kind of things to sell books, or cds, well its obvious, they want to be front and center. Not Gods King James word.
And sadly, not God Himself. They defy that, whats wrong with you folks, who do that, are blinded.
I always look at each pastors, bible, reference. Is it King James, and usually its a counterfeit, they use.
I don’t have that agenda, to be front and center. I don’t. I want my Lord to be glorified, by truth, not by lies. I don’t want to hear, I never knew you. From Christ. Like I said, I fear God, and I know enough of my Bible, to see this. I am not a know-it-all. But what I do know, I will show for the glory of God, and only God.
I feel for my brothers and sisters, in Christ, who embrace these false prophets. Who cannot get true discernment, and become confused, because they even embrace fake word, with these false bible versions. I feel for them. Because they embrace the prosperity message.
But, I will continue to walk in truth, I will write truth, I will walk in love. And if I make enemies, oh well, God fights my battles, and I know it. And I don’t even have to see it, I know they will reap what they sow, because this is scriptural. Vengeance is HIS, and I can walk on, because I forgive. I will not allow that poison in my heart, and soul. We are temples of the living God, and it makes me wonder who is living in some of these temples? Its not God, for God is love…..
I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOU THROUGH THE LORD, THAT YE WILL BE NONE OTHERWISE MINDED: BUT HE THAT TROUBLETH YOU SHALL BEAR HIS JUDGMENT, WHOSOEVER HE BE. GALATIANS 5:10 KJV.
But I know the difference, and I will not follow anybody but Christ, through my King James bible.
My bible, speaks about truth, about who God is, what His commandments say. It speaks, about the salvation, we can have through Christ. It speaks, about warning, others, and maybe this is what I am trying to do, because even the “righteous” Christian, who thinks they are right. According to Ezekiel 33. Needs to be warned. (read it yourself)
I am warning here…. Because they think its judging someone, but its warning! Don’t confuse judging with warning, if you are seeking truth. Because you will get confused.
It warns us Christ tells us to get right with Him, keep our garments clean. (repent daily) Yet, some thinks bible is about the seed, and harvest, or about tithing, and they hold onto that, and let go of the truth. They embrace the counterfeit.
I will continue to see through false messages, who thinks its only grace that saves them and does not embrace the law, they will find out and be in for a rude awakening, when they stand before God, because God throughout His word, says, keep His commandments. Yet they throw the law out.
But the only way, I can continue to see through false messages is to be totally submitted to God. To obey Him. To give no place to the enemy. And this is is my goal. And I pray thats your goal, as well.
But the counterfeit lies, that are out their in full force, have hurt the body of Christ, and nobody, wants to take the side of truth. Oh well, I will walk the narrow road, by myself.
For the friends, I have lost, even recently, have taught me, and shown me, fruit, that was counterfeit. Not of love. Returning evil for evil. Woe unto them that call good evil. And evil good. Giving me the silent treatment, when I gave grace. Not truly forgiving… No all of these things, have shown me, more then ever. Truth.
But I will continue with Christ. With His truth, and with His love. That is not compromised. I feel for my brothers and sisters in Christ, I truly do. I see, how the world is lost, and those that could make a difference, do not, because they let the lump be compromised. I see, how it weakens our faith, I see how it can open the door to the enemy. But if I warn them I then become their enemy.
Its their choice, to not choose God, and His truth, and to choose the counterfeit. But He will judge. Let alone knowing, they reap what they sow. And if I could only get someone to see this, to repent, to choose wisely, then maybe my gift and calling, would bring glory to God. If I could pull them from hells fire. To keep their garment clean, and not with spot.
Because I serve, God and only God, and I submit to God, I renounce, and denounce the enemy, and want nothing to do with lies that create counterfeits.
As I close, please, remember this. Don’t overthrow Gods truth, and choose the counterfeit. Please don’t. You will regret it, maybe for eternity, if you don’t repent, and change. Please…..
AND THE DEVIL THAT DECEIVED THEM WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE, WHERE THE BEAST AND THE FALSE PROPHET ARE, AND SHALL BE TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOR EVER AND EVER. REVELATION 20:10 KJV.
Blessings, in Christ only,
Sometimes, approaching someone in truth, is hard. I understand. But sometimes, you have to find the courage to speak it, say it, because as the scripture says, it sets us free.
AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE. JOHN 8:32 KJV.
I suppose, thats why I am writing this. Because I am searching for truth. But I am not the one withholding it.
I understand, some people have a hard time with truth. I understand, I have the boldness, to speak it, and to reveal it. Now I know there are some things, wisdom, has taught me, about that.
Concerning silence, and I don’t want this to be confused, either. Because there is silence, with grace. And there is silence, with the intention to hurt someone with the “silent treatment.”
But recently, I read a GIF, that said; “Some friends, go for long periods of time, without communicating, but they never question the friendship, and remain friends.”
And I thought…. that used to be me, a few months ago…..
And I won’t get into details. But I have changed my stance. After some time, after some reflection, after letting things settle a bit.
I see how not telling truth, can destroy. Not communicating…..Avoiding truth, making excuses, not being accountable. I no longer trust silence. From anyone. In fact, truth be, I only trust God. I am glad it happened. Because I have learned how things can change. How people can. And only God keeps His word.
But to apply it here….I no longer trust a lack of communication. Because it is hiding a lie, of being offended. Or other things…
You see, silence is not always golden.
Lies, when you trust people, and believe the best in them, yet their motives are different, you see, if only communication had been applied, at the time, then a “lie” would not have had power.
I saw this firsthand. You see, When someone denies the truth, even after you asked them. And you see the evidence of truth, because it was not only obvious, it was not a coincidence. Something was spoken simultaneously. Yet you asked, for the truth, and it was denied. You see the truth, of a lie, because it was not communicated. It tried to protect someone, it tried, to avoid truth. It went into denial….
It tried to be a secret.
But do they not see, it gave place to the enemy? Because he is the father of lies?
And it snowballed. It got bigger, and it tried to destroy. Yet you extended grace.
The wrong kind….even though the motive was heart felt, it was given in a lie.
For, not all people, have the same intention in matters of truth, and friendship, and loyalty, and honesty.
I guess, I am, writing about this, because I am not trying to hurt anybody, or myself. But I am trying, in my own little way, to speak truth and love. Because I want a lie, to be exposed….
But I will not confront someone, and beg for truth. I can be silent too…. I can and have walked away.
I suppose respect has taught me this…..respect for God to do His job in such matters.
But I have my part. He says forgive. I do, yet I think about it…..
But because I know that our Lord, hates liars. He hates and sees, how lies, come from the enemy. He knows, we cannot truly be free, until, we speak truth. For it will set us free. We cannot be silent, if we truly want to be free in Christ. I want truth, for those who were involved, to be free. Thats all. In love, in forgiving, in mercy….
Yet, I want to be free from it, because no matter how much I say, I forgive. I am reminded, of how the enemy destroyed something very precious to me, in friendship. Trust. They say trust is earned.
Maybe it could be earned again, because I do have a gracious heart. I don’t know, and this is not a guarantee, that I would. Because too much silence has gone by.
But I will not use, grace to be silent, to withhold love and communication. Truth! To purposely hurt someone, as it was to me.
It would require sacrifice but not from me. You see, if I had other motives, then I would not respect myself. I would actually understand, even the silent treatment….and maybe that was me, before I truly saw what Christ did. But not now. I have come too far. My sins, are covered, and in fact, I daily go to the throne, in repentance.
But I do respect who I am in Christ, because I will not try to find loop holes, or avoid, my own sins. I go to the cross, and I go to those who have been offended.
And I apologize, when I am wrong. But it is sad, when you have done that, and it was still thrown in your face. People, that do that, did not forgive, not truly. There is the fruit in that. And it does not come from the Holy Spirit. So please, before you judge someones spirit in these matters. Look at what you did first.
Why I write this, is only because I will not let the enemy, think, he won. Because something that is given by God, cannot be taken away, unless it wants to be taken away. True friendships, last a lifetime, even if someone thinks its only a season.
And a friend truly loves at all times. One may say one thing, about friendship, and that it is “Godgiven” but if the fruit reveals a lie, and denial. The gift was denied. It truly, was not recognized as a gift, from God, to honor it. I am talking symbolically. But I am also talking about this, by actions. For it affects the spirituality of a choice. God will not bless a lie.
Because actions, showed, they did not care, that it was God given…. Anything that God gives to us, is holy. Marriage, etc. Even friendship. But if friendship is not treated as holy, and treated like the world would, in actions, and lies. Obscenities…
Well the friendship will break, because God did give it in holiness. But we have the responsibility to honor it, to protect it, to offer communication, and not close the case.
If anything to go to God….and do it His way. For He is the way, the truth, and life.
Same thing with our salvation, you cannot treat what Christ did for you on the cross, shabbily. Because you deny the holiness. This is breaking a covenant. Christ did not break it. One did, by allowing sin.
I suppose this is why God extends grace to us, to come to His throne. Because He loves us, He wants to spare us, the legality of what sin, and lies do. This is why He sent Christ, for only Christ is holy.
But to go to others, as well, and admit a wrong doing. But if you ask for forgiveness, ask for it, because you meant it, not because you got caught in a lie.
Stop making excuses. To clear the slate. To clear your conscious. Do not give the enemy any place in that which you thought was “Godgiven.” Don’t give mixed signals. Focus on what you did first.
Then go to the cross, and see, what our sins, did to Christ.
If other offenses are there, communicate them, don’t hide them in your heart or the other person will never know.
You see, truly as the scripture says. The truth, will set you free. Be free. But you have to recognize the lie. You have to admit the truth, you have to see your part in it. Or you will never grow, to the potential, you could have, in Christ.
I am extending a chance right now. I believe God is too, or I would not be writing this. I love how He uses me. He uses my hurts, He uses, my experiences…..For He knows, I will always try to bring Him glory in these matters.
Maybe to “whom it may concern,” will see this. Will grow. Will not let silence be lost. As a chance. But chances do not last forever.
Maybe thats why I would urge, implore anybody. Get right with God, first, repent, admit the lie. Then go to who you lied to, or who you offended. Don’t think, because you may not see evidence, that you fooled someone.
Because what you did, is you hurt yourself. God did see you doing this. Even if they don’t know. Tell them. Grow…..
Such a fine line. Is it worth it? Thats between you and God. Yes it may hurt, you may be denied. This is not a guarantee that things can be restored. But you freed yourself. Isn’t that important? You are responsible, for your own soul. No matter what….We cannot control others, or manipulate them. In truth or a lie.
Because we never know. Time is precious. So are friendships, so are relationships, and family, but lies only destroy. Don’t lose a chance….
Make it right, because you have and know the good of who God is.
That truly is God given, but He won’t honor lies….
I HAVE NOT WRITTEN UNTO YOU BECAUSE YE KNOW NOT THE TRUTH, BUT BECAUSE YE KNOW IT, AND THAT NO LIE IS OF THE TRUTH. I JOHN 2:21 KJV.
Blessings, Elena Ramirez