I had a thought, earlier, as I was watering my garden. And I thought, how good God is. How wonderful is all of His creation. How thoughtful, kind, considerate, and beautiful with love, are His thoughts toward us.
But sin, hurts Gods feelings…. when we sin.
O LORD, HOW GREAT ARE THY WORKS! AND THY THOUGHTS ARE VERY DEEP. Psalms 92:5 KJV.
And I was thinking, yes, He is silent many times. He hides himself from us, sometimes, so we will search for Him. And I am sure he does think about what we do.
AND HE SAID, I WILL HIDE MY FACE FROM THEM, I WILL SEE WHAT THEIR END SHALL BE: FOR THEY ARE A VERY FROWARD GENERATION, CHILDREN IN WHOM IS NO FAITH. DEUTERONOMY 32:20. KJV.
Do you see that last part of that verse, God is telling us, there are some who have no faith. And this is why He hides himself from us.
As many of you know, I wrote the book, “How To Have Faith.” Because there was a time, I struggled, and I learned there are principles, in pleasing God, and I have to admit, I learned the hard way.
But I am glad I did, and I sometimes still trip, and miss it, that is why I always recommend “daily repenting”, and using a King James Bible. So you will hear His voice, and not another. So you can be on the same page with God. Not using a corrupted word.
As I was thinking this morning, it grieved me for God, that many of us, yes, say we believe in God, but we act like the world. We continue in sin. And it made me think, how it must grieve God, how sad, he must be, because we are his children, but many of us do not know truth, that will set us free.
In fact, I was talking to a man on social media, just the other day, and he could not see how sin separates us from God. He believed, that once he accepted Christ as Lord and savior, that was it, it was a done deal. In fact, I see that a lot from many Christians, and they think they are saved. Yet, they sin. They think they have a license to sin, because they accepted Christ. They don’t see the danger. They don’t see, that un-repented, sin, will cause someone to lose their salvation. And many don’t, but there are scriptures there that do warn. It can be lost. But he did not see this. Even here, read Ezekiel 33, and Revelation 22:18-19 also warns it for those who do not obey God in using corrupted word.
I tried to warn him about the benefits of daily repentance, but he snubbed me, and actually told me I was not worth talking to. Hmm. The next day, the Lord told me I was worth it, and reminded me, I was His daughter, and an ambassador for Christ. And to continue to walk in love….And Father gave me this verse.
BUT FOOLISH AND UNLEARNED QUESTIONS AVOID, KNOWING THAT THEY DO GENDER STRIFES. AND THE SERVANT OF THE LORD MUST NOT STRIVE; BUT BE GENTLE UNTO ALL MEN, APT TO TEACH, PATIENT, IN MEEKNESS INSTRUCTING THOSE THAT OPPOSE THEMSELVES; IF GOD PERADVENTURE WILL GIVE THEM REPENTANCE TO THE ACKNOWLEDGING OF THE TRUTH; AND THAT THEY MAY RECOVER THEMSELVES OUT OF THE SNARE OF THE DEVIL, WHO ARE TAKEN CAPTIVE BY HIM AT HIS WILL. II Timothy 2:23-26 KJV.
Anyway….This particular individual, knew some scripture, and “picked and chose” what he wanted from the Bible, but He did not rightly divide the word, of truth, as II Timothy 2:15 KJV tells us. And I believe, if he does not see the error of his ways, he will be ashamed, when he stands before God. And perhaps will not make it to the Kingdom of God. Heaven.
BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS, HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR. ISAIAH 59:2. KJV.
Theres that word again, “Hid” and I thought, Lord, don’t hide from me. Forgive me.
I do believe repentance over and over is good, it proves to God, we are serious. And I believe in daily repentance, because we can miss it. It proves to ourselves, when we sin, and we are sad, humble, throwing away our pride, totally remorseful, for “hurting him” because we sinned, that we know, only His mercy, can free us. It is not a license to sin. Remember, Christ told us, even our thoughts can be sin.
Every stripe He stood, and took for our healing spiritually and physically hurt Him, physically as well as spiritually. Read Isaiah 53:5 King James.
BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES: THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM: AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.
And we are going to take that for granted? Shame on any of us, that would deliberately sin, and not take note, how that hurts Him for us. That we would shabbily take our salvation for granted.
Just knowing that for me, wants to be more considerate, polite, respectful, and honorable to Him. With love. To depart from sin. To want to please Him. To serve Him, with all my heart soul, and might. To not treat Him like an ATM. Or just come to Him, when I need something. How rude that must seem to be to Him. Lord, forgive me.
I guess, thats why I came to the thought, that it must hurt His feelings. After all, think of all that He has done for us, from the beginning. How it must have grieved Him, that Adam and Eve sinned. If only they had gone to Him, and asked Him again, after the devil made it a question.
…..YE SHALL NOT EAT OF EVERY TREE OF THE GARDEN? GENESIS 3:1. KJV.
See the devil was testing her, and she did not know truth. To even have “faith” in what God said, and she sinned, as did Adam, by eating the fruit.
God was testing them both as well. And when they disobeyed, that sin separated them from God, and they were cast out of the garden of eden. God did get angry.
Don’t think there will not be a wrath for the sins, one does. Why else, do you think its healthy to have the fear of God, as we are commanded? I don’t question Gods King James word. I don’t read something, and question who He is, or His motives, in how He dealt with people. Or why? I do this because I see, I need to fear God.
But many don’t fear God, and its not taught.
Anyway, my friends, you have to dig deeper into Gods King James word. You have to have fear of God. You have to pray, you have to walk in love, and you have to try and keep Gods law, and many do not keep the law. Another deception from the enemy. But if you search Gods holy word, to understand, then you will start gaining wisdom. In these matters.
But first understand, if you truly love God, you don’t want to hurt His feelings. For many reasons. You don’t want Him to hide His face from you. You don’t want to lose the blessings. You don’t want to make yourself, your own enemy. You don’t want to reap what you sowed. You don’t want Gods wrath.
I think of Judas. He could have gone to the cross, after He sinned, and betrayed Christ. He was a disciple. For all intents and purposes, it looked like he had salvation. But betrayal to Christ, was a sin. Do you think he made it to heaven, for not repenting? NO!
But instead, his sin, caused him to hang himself. Thats what the devil wants all of us to do. And un-repented sin, does hang it on themselves. If only he had taken that sin, to the cross, what a story of redemption that would have been.
Friends, I hope this helps you to see, if you love God, if you truly care, remember, He created you in His image. He gave you feelings. He gave you a conscience. If you are not seeing the danger of sin. If you are not seeing, what He has done for you to free you from sin. You are living a lie. And where does that come from?
It does grieve Him, but when anybody is hurt, think about it, after a while, the hurt turns to anger, and there are sometimes a price to pay. We reap what we sow. I know I have.
Why pay it, when Christ paid it for you?
Yes, it grieves Him it makes Him sad when we sin.
REPENTING DAILY CAN MAKE YOU MINDFUL OF THIS…..
I THOUGHT IT GOOD TO SHEW THE SIGNS AND WONDERS THAT THE HIGH GOD HATH WROUGHT TOWARD ME. DANIEL 4:2 KJV.
By Christian Author Elena Ramirez
From the beginning of time, the devil has always tried to undermine Gods truth. And even with a question. Which brings doubt.
NOW THE SERPENT WAS MORE SUBTLE THAN ANY BEAST OF THE FIELD WHICH THE LORD GOD HAD MADE. AND HE SAID UNTO THE WOMAN, YEAH HATH GOD SAID, YE SHALL NOT EAT OF EVERY TREE OF THE GARDEN? GENESIS 3:1 King James.
See, when we are not in Holy word, or when we are not reading our King James Bibles, even daily, for a dose of truth, then we can get weak in our faith.
The battle will be in the mind. We will be tossed to and fro.
THAT WE HENCEFORTH BE NO MORE CHILDREN, ROSSED TO AND FRO AND CARRIED ABOUT WITH EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE, BY THE SLEIGHT OF MEN, AND CUNNING CRAFTINESS, WHEREBY THEY LIE IN WAIT TO DECEIVE. EPHESIANS 4:14. KJV.
See how that scripture talks about doctrine?
We have to see the devil was waiting for Eve, to make her question what God said, about not eating the fruit. From that tree. And she gave the right answer. But then the devil came right out, and told her a straight out lie, and she believed the devil.
AND THE SERPENT SAID UNTO THE WOMAN, YE SHALL NOT SURELY DIE. FOR GOD DOTH KNOW THAT IN THE DAY YE EAT THEREOF, THEN YOUR EYES SHALL BE OPENED, AND YE SHALL BE AS GOD, KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL. GENESIS 3:5 KJV.
What I find ironic, even at this point of my life, and seeing fake pastors, that try to tell us we are equal with God, that is just wrong.
And do you really not see, that God did not want us to seek good and evil? Because He loves us that much. So many people, search for answers, in different different spiritualism, different entities, and that brings curses. That opens the door to the devil, in those that deceive, as good, but really they are making you question, and doubt who you really are in God.
So we have to be aware of the enemies antics. We have to remember when we doubt. When we question what God says, thats pretty dangerous. Thats actually stupid. So I don’t challenge what God says. I learn to just believe it, accept it, and trust it. That gives me hope. That strengthens me, encourages me, in this life, where there seems to be no truth. But Gods truth, will never let me down.
SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH: THY WORD IS TRUTH. JOHN 17:17 KJV.
What does God really say? This is why I continually pursue, and hammer the issue over Bible versions.
Because they do make one question what God really says. But if you use the King James, trust God in it, obey God, from even the other scriptures that tell us not to change it, add to it, or delete it, and when you do so, you are rebuking that devils voice.
I just remember when I used them, that was a time, of questioning, confusion, and it was a spiritual deception, that I was unaware of, because I trusted the wordings. Of corrupt Bibles. Since, I use a KJV. I don’t get that confusion. Because I truly humble myself, in the sight of God, and actually see what He says, in the King James. Thats how I go to Him. By relating to what He says, and obeying.
Eve did not obey. Adam did not obey. But if we get fear of God, and depart from things, or people, that do not embrace His truth, then we can know better. We do not have to question it. But…by obedience. Thats showing God we are obeying. Its showing the devil, we are submitting to God.
If you are in that battle of the mind. In anything, go to God. Rebuke the devil. Thats a spirit of confusion. And God is not the author of confusion.
FOR GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION, BUT OF PEACE, AS IN ALL CHURCHES OF THE SAINTS. I Corinthians 14:33 KJV.
I always think…. if only Adam and Eve, had gone back to God, asked Him a second time, then we would have been spared the curse.
But the thing is, we can do that now. We can go to God, and confirm it. By going back to the King James. By praying. God is that good, that He will answer us. He would not deny an answer, if we asked Him. Like they should have, He would have confirmed that they were not to eat from that tree. My lesson in life.
Always ask God. Always. In prayer, and in my King James bible. Also repentance, to clear the spiritual slate. So I can know…..
Blessings, in truth His KJV truth.
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