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.
ITS ACTUALLY SAD AND PATHETIC WHEN CHRISTIANS DO NOT KNOW OR TRY TO LEARN KJV WORD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez
Iron sharpens iron, as the scripture says:
IRON SHARPENETH IRON; SO A MAN SHARPENETH THE COUNTENANCE OF HIS FRIEND. PROVERBS 27:17 KJV.
What does that mean? It means that we sharpen each other, as brothers and sisters, friends, in Christ, with Gods Holy King James word. By sharing it, by encouraging each other. With love, By bringing light into darkness, to illuminate truth, Gods Holy truth. To show others truth, to get them away from hells fire. To show them, Christ is the way, the truth, and life.
So you use it to fight the enemy, and you are victorious.
You see the word of God, is a sword. And it will cut. It will stop the devil in His tracks.
FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS QUICK, AND POWERFUL, AND SHARPER THAN ANY TWOEDGED SWORD, PIERCING EVEN TO THE DIVIDING ASUNDER OF SOUL AND SPIRIT, AND OF THE JOINTS AND MARROW, AND IS A DISCERNER OF THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTS OF THE HEART. HEBREWS 4:12 KJV.
It needs to be sharp, to be effective. I am here even now trying to sharpen iron.
It is actually very sad, and pathetic, to see the body of Christ in the state its in now. Because I see a lot of sloppy agape. A lot of judgment, a lot of Christians, who have embraced the prosperity message, and when they need a word, they do not have it.
And if the words they do find, somehow or another, find a way to communicate the words are not holy word! They are corrupt word. They are counterfeit word, because the word has been tampered with, and they disobeyed God in this.
The KJV is holy, and has withstood time, (over four hundred years) and is stored in heaven and earth.
BUT THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WHICH ARE NOW, BY THE SAME WORD ARE KEPT IN STORE, RESERVED UNTO FIRE AGAINST THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AND PERDITION OF UNGODLY MEN. II PETER 3:7 KJV.
When a Christian uses the KJV they are on the same page, with God almighty Himself. There are many scriptures that tell us, to not mess with His word.
And He says do not change it, add to it, or delete it. And so when a Christian uses those corrupt versions, which I call a per-version, it is deceptive. But God does not change in these matters. Because He looks at those who do as liars.
EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE: HE IS A SHIELD UNTO THEM THAT PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM. ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS, LEST HE REPROVE THEE, AND THOU BE FOUND A LIAR. PROVERBS 30:5-6. KJV.
And maybe I can sharpen someone, to see, how important knowing Gods true, King James word is. For it is anointed. It is powerful, it is holy.
And in these times that we are in, I see how, the enemy has deceived so many. By not knowing King James word, by not using King James word, by not sharing word.
The body of Christ is dull right now, sadly. And pathetically. And the enemy rejoices.
Have you ever tried to have an intelligent conversation, or a healthy debate with someone, concerning what God says, and they try to articulate what they think or feel, but they do not even have the scriptures to back it up?
Now I am not going to brag or puff myself up, but I know my sword of truth. I know what God says in many instances. And people are so deceived, because they believe the lies.
They follow the blind, because they are blind. They do not obey God, in these matters. They don’t know truth, so they put others on a pedestal, and are misled.
And one thing they are misled in is in the fear of God. The body of Christ is not taught that, and because of that, they err.
I fear God. Because there are consequences.
THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD, AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. PROVERBS 2:5. KJV.
All I know, is when the light is not on, we are not shining for Christ. We are not to hide our light under a bushel.
NO MAN WHEN HE HATH LIGHTED A CANDLE, PUTTETH IT IN A SECRET PLACE, NEITHER UNDER A BUSHEL, BUT ON A CANDLESTICK, THAT THEY WHICH COME IN MAY SEE THE LIGHT. LUKE 11:33 KJV.
But have you asked yourself…. Maybe you don’t shine your light, because you don’t know KJV word? And only you can answer that. But maybe you need to get your self in gear, as a disciple of Christ, and learn it. By discipling yourself.
In fear of Him, to tell others the truth of the gospel. For, its not even that people are hiding their light for Christ. But maybe….Its because there is no true light in them. Or maybe because the word they are studying is not true word. And….They don’t know the true word, and they cannot shine for Christ. And thats exactly what the devil wants.
Shame on any of us, who do not shine for Christ! Shame!
TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY: IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD, IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM. Isaiah 8:20 KJV.
It says according to this word, not any word that has been changed. Its very sad, and pathetic. That many do not see the deceptions.
That many do not sharpen their own swords. That many are silent. Now I understand why they are, because they do not know Gods word, and its exactly again, what the enemy wants.
I could go on, and on here, about it, but you know my writings, you know I promote the King James. And you know, I share word. King James word.
Recently, I had a conversation with someone, I love dearly, and I still do, but this person, who I esteemed highly, so wanted to challenge me, argue with me, debate me about word, but yet could not even voice it, or articulate it, because she had no true light in her.
So, what did she do? She tried to turn it around, and mock my walk with the Lord. At least “I try,” I told her. No, I am not the perfect Christian, but I will try for Christ, and what He did on that cross for me. No, I won’t sit idle, and lazy, and not praise God, and give the enemy a place. No I will use what God has given me, and at least TRY!
I will not be cowardly, not when I have the greatest weapon, my sword of truth, and I need to sharpen myself in these matters. But I will try!
For some day, I will stand before God, and I want and long to hear, well done, good, and faithful servant.
To not try, is to not care, and I will not be counted with the goats. Even now Christ is separating the goats from the sheep.
AND BEFORE HIM SHALL BE GATHERED ALL NATIONS: AND HE SHALL SEPARATE THEM ONE FROM ANOTHER, AS A SHEPHERD DIVIDETH HIS SHEEP FROM THE GOATS: MATTHEW 25:32. KJV.
I submit to God, totally, I resist the devil and he must flee, but what has taught me that, IS the fear of God, that I have learned from my King James.
The world mocks us, they call us “Bible Thumpers” and I get righteously indignant, when I see them do that, and yes, I will fight with Truth. With my sword, of truth.
Because this is how we know our God! This is how we learn what He accepts and does not accept. This is how we get discernment to know right from wrong, good and evil. And for us not to use this tool that God gives us, is just down right ignorant and stupid, to mock it, or ignore it.
Sorry if that offends, ANYBODY, but its true, we are in a sad state as the body of Christ.
There are so many Christians, who could make a difference for the Kingdom of God, and they do not shine their lights, and they do not know word, and they let the enemy win.
Its sad, I have no other words, that can even distinguish it, because it is pathetic.
What does God see? All I know, is never stop learning, never stop sharing Gods word, and never take that sword of truth for granted.
I implore you my brothers and sisters in Christ, learn the word! Keep studying daily. Write it, and share it, and sharpen your own sword. For iron, sharpens iron.
I love you in Christ, but I love my Lord more, and I, as His ambassador in Christ, implore you, to keep growing. In holy King James word.
NOW THEN WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, AS THOUGH GOD DID BESEECH YOU BY US, WE PRAY YOU IN CHRIST’S STEAD, BE YE RECONCILED TO GOD. II CORINTHIANS 5:20 KJV.
You are on the vine, stay connected to Christ. If not, your branch will be thrown into the fire.
IF A MAN ABIDE NOT IN ME, HE IS CAST FORTH AS A BRANCH, AND IS WITHERED; AND MEN GATHER THEM, AND CAST THEM INTO THE FIRE, AND THEY ARE BURNED. JOHN 15:6. KJV.
Don’t think your salvation is in tact, if you have no light, and you do not abide in Christ. Look at this scripture, among others, I am called to warn, you are called to warn, (read Ezekiel 33) but if you have no true word, you cannot tell them they will be cast into the fire.
If ever another scripture was meant to tell us, our salvation can be taken away from the book of life, this one tells us, we could be cast into the fire, and burned. You wither away, by not having true word.
You cannot portray the fruits of the spirit, if you are not obedient to God in this and other matters.
WHAT FRUIT HAD YE THEN IN THOSE THINGS WHEREOF YE ARE NOW ASHAMED? FOR THE END OF THOSE THINGS IS DEATH. ROMANS 6:21 KJV.
We cannot be hypocrites, or be in denial, or really an enemy to self, by denying these truths. We need word, holy word. King James word. We need to keep growing.
Look again, I am far from being perfect. I know my flaws. I know I have had terrible judgment. I have sinned, I have made mistakes, I grieve over. But I take them all to the cross, even now, and humble myself, in the sight of God, and others. And repent, yes daily.
But I am not the tail. I am the head, because HE IS THE GREAT I AM. Because I am His daughter. Because I plead the blood of Jesus. Because I repent, And I seek to know His ways, and I implore you, please learn, His truths. Please obey.
Someday we all will stand before Him. And He is not mocked. We reap what we sow. I don’t judge you in this, but I warn you. In love. I sincerely, try to teach you this, so you can be the best you can be in Christ.
LET HIM THAT IS TAUGHT IN THE WORD COMMUNICATE UNTO HIM THAT TEACHETH IN ALL GOOD THINGS. BE NOT DECEIVED: GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION: BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING. AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING: FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP IF WE FAINT NOT. GALATIANS 6:6-9 KJV.
Its not too late for any of us while we breathe, move, live and have our being in Christ. We can make a difference for the body of Christ.
But don’t be lazy, let us not be weary in well doing. Learn, share, and grow in Christ. By knowing King James word. You would only have yourself to blame, if you do not heed my advice in this matter.
FOR IN HIM WE LIVE, AND MOVE, AND HAVE OUR BEING: AS CERTAIN ALSO OF YOUR OWN POETS HAVE SAID, FOR WE ARE ALSO HIS OFFSPRING. ACTS 17:28 KJV.
I implore you, before Christ knocks on your door, invite Him in, and repent of sin, let Him teach you His ways, for truth and life. Taking away the spirit of strife that comes from rebellion, and sin, let Him teach you, how to begin…..Take your KJV sword of truth, and let it give you the mind of Christ. To find your path and avoid His wrath….
MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: BECAUSE THOU HAST REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I WILL ALSO REJECT THEE, THAT THOU SHALT BE NO PRIEST TO ME: SEEING THOU HAST FORGOTTEN THE LAW OF THY GOD, I WILL ALSO FORGET THY CHILDREN. HOSEA 4:6. KJV.
Much love, in Christ,
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As God is my example, of course I forgive. I release the poison. I will not keep it in my heart. I will obey God.
But as God is my example, I do not tolerate disrespect. GOD IS NOT MOCKED. I release the disrespect and the mockery, and I stand my ground. I take back my respect from anybody who tries to steal it.
Disrespect is a form of mockery, and if my Lord, does not tolerate it, why should I? I don’t have to, and I can keep my peace and walk away.
It does not mean I do not forgive it means, I know who I am in Christ.
BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION: BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING. AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING; FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP IF WE FAINT NOT. AS WE HAVE THEREFORE OPPORTUNITY, LET US DO GOOD UNTO ALL MEN, ESPECIALLY UNTO THEM WHO ARE OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH.
GALATIANS 6:7-10 KJV.
I hope these thoughts will encourage someone. You see, long story short, if you have ever been disrespected by someone, it feels like they have taken something away from you. And its hard to regain trust, or even a sense of confidence, when you allow someone to do that. Even after you forgive. But Christ did not tell us, to trust someone who does that.
It has happened to me a few times, and even by family members. So recently when an offense occurred between me and a former friend, I knew I could not allow it. And I hate to say former, but right now, it does not look good. I will always care though for this person.
I had tried to extend grace, but that same grace was not extended to me. I called it for what it was. Respect. Respect was not given to me. I was being snubbed and ignored. And I took my respect back.
I walked away. And sometimes you have to do that. The sad thing, is, I love the person. But this person, would not give me the courtesy, that I extended. And it took me a while. To see, it, but really I see and believe God showed me.
I was in a spiritual battle for over two weeks, and I was trying to keep communication opened, but it was closed shut in my face. The Lord showed me this person was given to change. Said one thing, but yet, was being offended with me, and it just did not make sense.
MY SON, FEAR THOU THE LORD, AND THE KING: AND MEDDLE NOT WITH THEM THAT ARE GIVEN TO CHANGE. Proverbs 24:21. KJV.
This person was given to change. The actions, the “heartfelt intentions” this person said they had, did not match the actions.
I think it took me a while because sometimes, you don’t see it. Its subtle, its in subliminal ways, that people treat you, that may be indirect, but keep you puzzled. Or frustrated, because you cannot resolve issues. This is where I was with this person. But I did not see it, because love and friendship should be gracious. Should be kind, it should be honorable. I gave it, in grace. But grace was not extended to me.
But if you are tolerated, and not celebrated. Look and see the signs. Its not in the gift one gives, but in the respect.
You need to see what people really mean, by their actions. Not so much their words. But their actions. Silence is not always golden, my friend.
And if you are an opened book, like I am. You expect someone to be honest, and opened with you. Respect yourself, and reject anybody who will not respect you. Anyone who tries to control you, by that is using manipulation. And the KJV scriptures talk about that, as being like witchcraft. Nope walk away.
Remember its not just about forgiving. Its about knowing who you are in Christ. He did not call us to become door mats, or someones stepping stone. Yes, forgive so the poison, will not penetrate you. But respect yourself enough, to walk away. Know who you are in Christ. Put on your armor of God, and walk away. Quench those fiery darts, by His love.
I hope this helps someone.
Blessings, and love,
And for such a time as this I write it. Why God has shown me this, is beyond me, but I do want to serve our Lord in truth. His truth. Not mans truth, not a publisher who purposely disobeys God in this. And certainly not in false prophets, who are to me, wolves in sheep’s clothing.
I don’t want nothing to do with that. And yes, the Lord has been showing me these things.
For a while now, I have tried with all my being, giving scripture, concerning the KJV word. That these Bible versions, that are out, and very much used, are, an abomination to God. Yes, an abomination. He does not accept them. Because they have disobeyed God by changing the word, and the word is not holy, but compromised.
I have told so many, this, as best as I can to my own ability, but I need the ability of God, so I press in with prayer, and the Holy word, in the King James, as Christ is the word. (see John 1 from the KJV to see His truth, as to being the word.) So I don’t just spin my wheels.
It just makes me think, He is holy. He did not compromise. Truth. He spoke it in love, and He was steadfast in that.
I want to be like that. I have been in a few spiritual battles lately, for this reason, but also because with the recent tragedies, I have seen “false prophets.” Those that claim they are serving God, yet they cannot serve their fellow person, unless they are publicly shamed. I have seen these false prophets, take scripture, twist it, change it, compromise it, for a prosperity message. That tickles others ears, but it is so far, from Gods truth, its obvious. There is no call, or warning to call those to repent. To tell them to seek Christ, because we are in end times. To ensure their salvation.
But obviously not to some, they think these messages are fine. For some think that their is an anointing in these messages. They think if it makes you feel good, it is good, and thereby there is no harm in it. They don’t see the contradictions because it does not line up with Gods holy word. Yet, the message eludes repentance, or a calling of those to beware, and to seek God for who He is, not what He can give. They turn God into an ATM. Its very deceptive, because it does tickle the ears. It grieves me. So if it grieves me it has to grieve God.
My thought is this, as it is also KJV scriptural, you know them by their fruit. Is the message, based on Gods holy, uncompromised Holy KJV word? Or is it a message, that tickles your ears? Is it a message, that does not cause you to search for God by also searching yourself, to see where one may fail? To repent to be humble? Is it a prosperity message? That totally disregards Gods truth, and commandments, His law. Gods ways are excellence. And He is not mocked. There was a reason, why Christ turned the tables in the temple. Do we forget what angers God?
One man, told me, I don’t care, if this prophet, is in the truth of the Bible, or if I even make it to heaven. I just want to have some hope in today. Wow, I thought.
For a while now, I have been trying to share this truth. About the deception in Bibles. Not to judge anybody, but because we are called to warn one another. Ezekiel 33 tells us to warn even the righteous. When I read that, from my King James. I am assuming the “righteous” is other Christians. And these brothers and sisters, who I try to warn, are not listening to what I say about exclusively only using the King James, but they are following false prophets. Who themselves use false word. They think its judging….
And I try to stop them, to bring it to their attention, not to judge them, but because I know what Gods word says in these matters, and I have discernment.
But it goes in one ear, and out the other. Either it is ignored, or they fight. And they fight with a vengeance, defending that which is wrong. They get so angry, if you bring it to their attention. They defend this unrighteousness, and they say you are judging. They dismiss, Gods holy word, that tells us, to beware of such prophets. Like Jeremiah 23:16.
THUS SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS, HEARKEN NOT UNTO THE WORDS OF THE PROPHETS THAT PROPHESY UNTO YOU: THEY MAKE YOU VAIN: THEY SPEAK A VISION OF THEIR OWN HEART, AND NOT OUT OF OF THE MOUTH OF THE LORD.
How specific does God have to get for us to get that? Do we have to see His wrath, before we open our eyes? Do we have to see our sins, separate ourselves from Him? Do we have to lose our blessings, our sense of discernment, because one would follow a prophet, who does that?
Oh how I grieved for that, man who told me that he did not even care if he made it to heaven! And I shared with him truth, but he did not even acknowledge me. I told him, get a King James bible.
I have told friends, who buy these books, and support these ministries, and read that crap, but they don’t listen. One friend, judged me, harshly, rudely, and insulted me, because I told her, I do not read these books, from someone who does not even obey God in this. This was concerning another false prophet.
Yet I walked in love. I had another friend, who totally ignored this but felt to even bring it up, one was a “backstabber” if they even said anything about a false prophet. Really? Because last time I checked, we are called to warn each other. We are called to mark those who cause division. And have nothing to do with them. We are called to test the spirits. To try them.
I had another friend, a gentleman, who told me I changed, I used to be so nice. And I thought, I still am nice. I just want you to have your blessings, I just want you to get answers to prayer. I just want you to please God. And have true discernment. I have noticed people would rather stop talking to you, and quit being your friend, if you even bring these matters up. About the KJV or false prophets.
Well oh well, I guess I am out of friends. Because I would rather please God, then deny His truth. But thats not true. I do have some faithful friends. Loyal friends. There are only a few that, that stand by me, support me, encourage me, and see my gift and calling. They share my writings, and they communicate. Communication is such a wonderful thing. Because we sharpen each other.
Anyway, concerning those who are not listening….
I have spoken these things, in love, and the love was not returned. I did not argue, fight, yet, I was ignored. And told to “agree, to disagree” was what was needed. Nor an apology was extended. Try telling God that when you ignore His word. Try telling God that when you need a miracle. Life is unpredictable, and if we are not doing our part, if we are not obedient to God, we are hypocrites, to say the least. How do we expect answers to prayer, if we do not obey Him, in just these matters?
If a pastor cannot obey God, even in the word he uses, or she, as a public speaker, why would I want that false anointing on me? Its part truth, and part lie! Where is the message for repentance, humbleness? These false prophets, promote pride.
But if you tell another brother or sister in Christ this, who thinks they are “righteous” (again like Ezekiel 33 says) They get very angry. They fight you. My thought is this, I do not want to be defending, or agreeing with someone that disobeys God in these matters. I don’t want to be on the wrong side. I would rather walk alone, then to be in the company of someone who insists these false bibles, and false prophets are correct.
Like the saying goes, “you can lead them to water, but you cannot make them drink it.” And I won’t hit someone on the head, with my King James bible, if they want to follow the blind. Like scripture says, the blind, will lead the blind, and they know not where they go. You might want to look it up from a KJV.
So this morning, because I know this is on Gods heart, He showed me the following scriptures:
WHY THEN IS THIS PEOPLE OF JERUSALEM SLIDDEN BACK BY PERPETUAL BACKSLIDING? THEY HOLD FAST DECEIT, THEY REFUSE TO RETURN. I HEARKENED AND HEARD, THEY SPAKE NOT ARIGHT: NO MAN REPENTED HIM OF HIS WICKEDNESS, SAYING WHAT HAVE I DONE? EVERY ONE TURNED TO HIS COURSE, AS THE HORSE RUSHETH INTO THE BATTLE. YEA, THE STORK IN THE HEAVEN KNOWETH HER APPOINTED TIMES; AND THE SWALLOW OBSERVE THE TIME OF THEIR COMING; BUT MY PEOPLE KNOW NOT THE JUDGMENT OF THE LORD. JEREMIAH 8:5-7. KJV.
Wow…His people do not know the judgment of the Lord. They refuse to return. From this, which God sees as backsliding. This is what I see, when my friends, or people ignore the warnings I give about false word, or false prophets. They do not repent, nor do they even acknowledge, the truth in these matters. They will not apologize, or even be accountable that they are not seeing it clearly. They would rather turn on the silent treatment. Well I can be silent too.
That scares me. In the fear of God. Not in judging, but in warning them.
I have another friend, who I love dearly. And we are having a discussion about not giving, and giving. Why? Because I don’t like being off balance. When I cannot give in return. Some people can do it free and easy. And some do not have the resources. I believe gifts, should be given in careful consideration, not just to give. I don’t like the feeling of just taking, but not being able to give equally. I don’t want to use anybody, nor do I want to feel used. I think thats a horrible feeling. But I also feel, that a gift is a spiritual connection, and if someone does not appreciate a gift, for example, and even re-gifts it, thats just sad. Especially if someone sees you playing with their heart, and you make excuses instead of being accountable.
Anyway, I don’t know why I feel this way, maybe this is why I serve God, with all I can, because I know I cannot repay Him, for who He is, and what He did on that cross. For me personally. His life was a gift. I don’t want God to feel like I am using Him.
And these false messages, that take part truth do remind me of that, with the prosperity message, like it promotes only using God, and that is so wrong. To me it is.
But I try and serve Him, so He knows, I am thankful. I serve Him, in HIS KJV truth, so He knows I am trying to obey Him. His gift of life is too precious to let it be only about the prosperity message, or to think even His grace is sufficient, when I know, I could make a difference.
But I will try, I will try with all my being. I will try to repay Him. I will try to stand in His truth. I will try…..
To give Love. I will try to obey, and warn others. I will try to serve Him, and never be ashamed to be called a Christian. I just want to be strong in His truth, and nothing else. I want to be aware of the enemies antics, and avoid the lies. The deception. I want nothing to do with it. I don’t want anything that separates me from God.
But there is something in my heart, that wants to at least, keep His KJV word, in love and obedience.
I just see the difference, between false word, and false prophets, and if I can spare someone, and at least give them that, to know truth, then maybe, just maybe, my life, will bring glory to God. And maybe just maybe, they can repent, return to God, and see the difference themselves, from false word, and false prophets. So they can avoid the deception.
Bottom line, if they do not use a KJV they are a false prophet to me. Sorry if this offends anybody, but thats the way I see it. I won’t argue about it, or try to convince anybody.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I know it is a little longer then most of my “Just my Thoughts.” Feel free to share this, if you agree with my thoughts. If not, oh well.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
I feel led to write this. Perhaps, because I am a seasoned Christian now. I know, when people read my writings, or they meet me, they may see my light shine.
It may take a moment or two, because I am reserved in some ways, but if they want to get to know me, or be a friend, they will soon find out I am a Christian.
But not one size fits all, if I could use that as an analogy. We are all different. We don’t all believe the same, which is sad, but even I meet Christians, who do not agree with me, or what my King James Bible says.
And I guess, that just comes with the territory. I guess, I could blame that on different Bible versions, as to why we are not all on the same page with God. Or I could blame that on religion. Rules, regulations, rituals and traditions, that are made by men, and groups.
And I think its sad, that we are not all agreeing with what God expects. Because there are scriptures, that tell it like it is, and people do not know what it says, but they heard something, from a pastor, or in passing, and they think they have the answer.
But I truly believe in the King James Bible, for that. It is still holy, and anointed, and not corrupted. I have said, that the King James Bible is like a puzzle sometimes, the answers are here there, and throughout that book.
I have met a lot of different Christians in my lifetime. Some, that are flaky, and just say they are a Christian by name. But they don’t seem to have any true substance. Then, I have met some, who are knowledgeable, yet they get puffed up, and hit people on the head with the bible. This could be a turn off to some.
Turning people off, about God, that is just wrong, in the sight of God. We have a responsibility, to speak truth, but not to distort it. We will be accountable for the souls, we bring to the Kingdom of God, or turn away.
I want you to think about that.
I have had to be really careful with that. Because I am knowledgeable, but, I remember, what Christ said.
That we would be known by the Love. That should be the first thing you should see in a true Christian. A love, thats in their eyes, a love, that is compassionate, kind, considerate, not jealous, or competitive, but just something about them, that shows that Christ is their Lord and savior. No matter what they look like, or their status is in life, there is that love….
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35. KJV.
If I see the love, then I am more apt to be patient with someone, even if they do not agree with me. But I have to make sure they see, my love, as well.
We are all on the vine, with Christ, so to speak at different levels. He is the vine, we are the branches. One may be seasoned, but the other may not be. And so, there is always that chance, that there will be a difference of opinion.
The thing is though, Christianity, has taken a bad rap in many ways. I have heard it to be called a religion of hate. Yet, Christ was very clear about loving God, and loving one another. It has to be seen.
I myself, have been turned off by those who have come in the name of the Lord, but they were wolves in sheeps clothing. And they have no mercy. Nor love. They also have a Pharisee spirit, and they rule by the law.
Then there are those, who have a Pharisee spirit, but they reject the law. And believe by grace only. Those are flaky, pharisee spirits to me. Because scripture is very clear, that Christ did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.
Being a Christian, will make you different. But its a process, and a growth, and you cannot expect to have discernment, or spiritual gifts and callings, until you grow, and know holy word, and pray. By first of all being obedient to God, and yes, His laws. And fearing Him. I am not playing with words, fear God.
Scripture says, we are different. In fact, it says, we can be peculiar, if you are reading this from a King James version. Lord, only knows what it says in other Bible versions.
BUT YE ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, AN HOLY NATION, A PECULIAR PEOPLE; THAT YE SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT: WHICH IN TIME PAST WERE NOT A PEOPLE, BUT ARE NOW THE PEOPLE OF GOD: WHICH HAD NOT OBTAINED MERCY, BUT NOW HAVE OBTAINED MERCY. I PETER 2:9-10. KJV.
To get to the point, of my writing, I implore you don’t give up on God, by some of the peculiar Christians you have met, who are flaky to you. Where it may seem what they do, is crazy. Or that they even believe. Yes, there are some nutty Christians. Sad to say. But there are also some, who desire truth, in the inner parts of their soul, and they search for God, and they find Him.
For me, it began by seeing I was a sinner. That we all sin, and come short of the glory of God. I came to a place, where I hit the bottom of the barrel, and I repented, and in fact, repent daily….. letting go of pride. I gave my life to Christ, because He truly did save me. But you don’t see the fruit of that, until you come to that place where you give in to God. We can get the mind of Christ…. by the Holy Spirit.
Even though I know God, I am careful not to get puffed up, with pride, or to make myself look better then anyone. I believe in the Love Christ told us about.
I don’t come from a place, “where its name it or claim it.” Or where, I believe God is an ATM. “To holler for a dollar.” That must be so insulting to Him. Yet many have a distorted, view of who God, and is not.
Open your heart, and let God speak to you. Again, I recommend a King James bible, for it is holy, and anointed. And yes, be careful of the Christians you meet. But be careful of all people. We are to test the spirits.
If you are truly praying, and knowledgeable, about what Gods word says, you will try, and test the spirits. The Holy Spirit, will show you.
Thats all I can say for now, till I write again. But don’t reject the relationship, you can have in Christ. Thats your responsibility, not others. You have to work at it.
Blessings, and love, in Christ,
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