HOW TO HAVE FAITH IN YOUR PATIENCE
Have you ever met people, and they are inconsistent, and very apt to be impatient? They almost seem like a time bomb, ready to explode. To be honest, I stay away from people like that. I have watched a few people who cause me to take notice. They are not patient. They are not trustworthy.
They fly off the handle, they fume, they fuss, they have temper tantrums, and they slam doors, or whatever. But, your thinking gee, that person, is very impatient, to say the least. But it is a matter of patience. It is a matter of respect. Yes respect yourself, enough, not to lose control. Its a matter of self-control. But how can you gain that?
The greatest sense of self-control, one can have, is learning who Christ is. Taking on His attributes. Taking on the mind of Christ. Believe me, I know. You see, I had to learn who Christ was, so I could change. Before I knew Christ, I was a mess, to say the least.
And many times, we don’t know how to change. We don’t know how to let go and let God. To gain a better sense of self-control. To gain, a self confidence, and control to do things differently.
There are so many wrong examples, that we can learn from. But it takes real discipline, real commitment to God, to find out who you can be in Christ. To grow, to change. By seeking God. By learning, who Christ is, by taking His attributes. By praying, and yes reading holy word. I always recommend a KJV. You want the purity of holy word, not corrupted word.
Christ is the vine, we are the branches, you can get strength being on the vine with Christ. To change. If not you will become a broken branch that is tossed to the fire, that metaphor, is not only spiritually but physically. Broken people, are not healthy, spiritually or physically. Looking for crutches, in drugs, or people, or anything of substance to take away the pain. The frustration comes out by being impatient.
When it really could be a matter of self control, that comes from Christ. Christ does not want us to be dependent on anything but Him. This is why He is jealous. He is God almighty, and there is nothing like Him. Because He and only He can fulfill us. He knows this, in His own wisdom, that He longs to pass on to us. And…Give us a reason to live. Give us a sense of understanding, to live life more fully.
The fruit we receive being on that vine with Christ, shows to ourselves, and others, that with Christ, we gain so much more then eternal life, we get a sense of how to live that life. Patiently. Trusting Him.
Its not easy, but one can gain patience. One can gain a sense of peace, in any situation, because if you make Christ the ruler of your heart. You are making a decision, to surrender even your impatience to God, who wants to change you.
Trust God, friend. He knows the picture, He knows the beginning from the end. He can make that difference. No matter what your situation is, don’t give up, but patiently wait on the Lord. So you can learn patience.
Theres only one thing we take with us when we leave this world. Thats our soul, and Christ, will only receive a soul, that made the commitment, to accept Him as Lord and savior.
Does your soul reflect, you have made Him, Lord, and savior? In patience?
IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOUL. LUKE 21:19. KJV.
Just food for thought today. Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
FOR THE LORD THY GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE, EVEN A JEALOUS GOD. DEUTERONOMY 4:24.
God is jealous for your soul. He created you, in His image, and so when any of us, get off course, and we do not realize the error of our ways, He sees with jealousy!
I have seen in my own journey of life, where God has prompted to correct me here and there. But He has done it sometimes in jealousy….
He is such a gentleman, to me, but He has been known to teach me some hard lessons in life.
It grieves me, that sometimes, I have not had good judgment. It grieves me, that I made Father jealous.
I did not do it intentionally, but stupidly, being naive, being foolish, about not knowing His ways, His truth….For life. For He is the way, the truth, and the life.
Oh how I love my King James Bible. For there, I hear His voice. There I know the content is not corrupted, there, I find truth. His commandments. Not someone else’s voice, that would make Him jealous…
I remember one time, I got Father jealous, because of my fascination with angels. I had been collecting figurines of them. One time, I went to a good will store, and I found one, and she had a lantern, so I bought it.
That same night, I dreamt of her. She came alive. She was evil, and she was trying to steal my soul, the light of who Christ was. Her lantern was symbolic, to taking my light, and putting it in that lantern. I woke up, terrified.
And I immediately opened my bible. This scripture was immediately in view.
THOU SHALT HAVE NONE OTHER GODS BEFORE ME. THOU SHALT NOT MAKE THEE ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, OR ANY LIKENESS OF ANYTHING THAT IS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, OR THAT IS IN THE EARTH BENEATH, OR THAT IS IN THE WATERS BENEATH THE EARTH. THOU SHALT NOT BOW DOWN THYSELF UNTO THEM, NOR SERVE THEM, FOR I THE LORD THY GOD AM A JEALOUS GOD, VISITING THE INIQUITY OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN UNTO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION OF THEM THAT HATE ME. AND SHOWING MERCY UNTO THOUSANDS OF THEM THAT LOVE ME AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS. DEUTERONOMY 4:7-10.
I repented. I broke it, and smashed it into tiny little pieces. There was something attached to it, in the spirit, that I did not want even anybody else to have. So I broke it, and threw it in the trash. It was a lesson, I will never forget.
You see, God saw my fascination, but even as a child, He was teaching me not to have any idolatry, before Him. For as a child, I asked my mother, when we went to mass, why did the people bow down to the statues? She had been teaching me the ten commandments, so I knew. We went to different churches, so I know the difference.
But here I was caught up in the spirit of just collecting, but it offended God.
So I am always careful now, to stop and see, what I like, what I give attention to, and why? Even people… Does it become idolatry?
You see, I don’t want to offend God. I know He is jealous. That scripture says he will visit the iniquity of the fathers, upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
Generational curses, one wonders, so I want the slate clean…..
Idolatry, can also come in the form, of loving one self. Did you know that? Remember the devil was an angel of light, who disguised himself. He can come into position by showing himself as beautiful. But behind his spirit, that ugly spirit will show up, as pride, and as conceited. He was jealous of God, but God won that fight and kicked Him out of heaven.
God does not share His glory with anyone. So it is wise, to watch out for anything that becomes idolatry, or that tries to take the place of our relationship with our Lord and savior. Because He is jealous…
I have learned lessons in that as well, though it is hard for me to articulate into words, I pray, not to give myself that attention, in these kind of matters. For it can turn into vanity.
I just want to please God. I just want His peace, in my life. I just want answers to prayer, and I do not want anything in my life, that is sin, that would take priority, or hinder my prayers. I want His protection. I just love His presence….
I want to see Him glorified, though, because of all of this. I want Him to know, and the world…so I speak it. I don’t want to make Him jealous. And I want for Him to receive any glory, or honor, or prestige, concerning anything, I prosper in. Because if you think about it, our lives are in His hand. Our health, our wealth, our blessings…..small and large.
It takes deliberate thought, to make sure when I come before Him, even in prayer, that I know, that I know who I am talking to.
He is the King of Kings, He is the Lord of Lords. He is the healer, the provider, the creator of Heaven and earth, and so much more. I do not want to make him jealous, by giving someone, or anything more priority then I do him.
So I want to be careful. Do you think about that? Are you aware He is jealous for your soul? Food for thought, I pray this blesses you…
In Christ, Elena Ramirez
How do we add time to our life? Well if you love Jesus Christ, and you have accepted Him as Lord and Savior, you know you are guaranteed eternal life. With Him. After you die.
And if you are reading this trying to learn, I recommend, you make Christ your Lord and savior. Repent. Confess your sins, to Him, and ask Him in your heart. Try to learn. His ways. Beware of religion. Mans ways. Beware with all your heart, the deception that can come from the devil. Know Gods truth. Know Gods laws…..
And if you learn something here as well, that you thought was different, I recommend repenting as well.
But how do we add time, long life to our lives on earth? Hmmmm…..
Well I believe this is the answer. If you will bear with me, in trying to understand. So lately the issue, of the law and grace has been brought to me. And I have been pondering on it more so, and praying and thinking about it. And I know, God is using me to make a point. As He led me to my Bible to find the scripture below. But please read this.
I know many in the body of Christ, really take to misunderstand scripture from Paul. In the new Testament. And what amazes me, about this whole controversy, about being under the law, and grace….
Is that people forget that the law, which was first given by God to Moses, does not change. God did not flip flop, He did not change His mind, when He sent Christ to fulfill the law. Scripture says, He is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God says, it in the Old Testament. MALACHI 3:6 FOR I AM THE LORD, I CHANGE NOT, THEREFORE YE SONS OF JACOB ARE NOT CONSUMED. And it also says it about Christ, the Son of God. In the New Testament. HEBREWS 13:8. JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY AND FOREVER.
Maybe what Moses added, in religion, as law can be abolished, but not what God commanded even in the Ten Commandments. Yes let me repeat that, maybe what Moses added, but not what God commanded. Moses was a man. Paul was a man. But God is God. That makes it the final authority. And again, He does not change. And when I say what Moses added, I am talking about the sacrificing. This was documented by Moses.
Grace, which is a beautiful thing, that yes, I rely on, still reminds me that the law, is the foundation of our faith. God said He would write those laws in our hearts. But you have to know them. By reading, and embracing His law. When we know Gods laws, put it in our hearts, and are mindful of it, it keeps us from sin. By the holy spirit, we are reminded. It is the standard, to know. When one does not know. We search for truth. It is the foundation of truth.
It is a balance. Scripture tells us, that a false balance is an abomination to God. So we have to find the balance. But I guess what bothers me about all grace messages, that I hear that gets off balance, is they do not teach about the law. How can Christ truly be our cornerstone, in balance, if we don’t know Gods ways, His commandments? Not mans ways. Gods ways.
How can we grow, and have discernment if those laws are not taught? People, think because the law, according to Paul, is a burden, yes even a curse…..in some ways, that is misinterpreted from Galatians 3. That they won’t even look at law. Yet scripture tells us, if we do not keep the law, that is a curse.
BUT THIS PEOPLE WHO KNOWETH NOT THE LAW ARE CURSED. JOHN 7;49. Please note this comes from the New Testament.
I know, by my own walk, how much I rely on grace. Because of my own sins. When I repent, and I still do…I rely on the mercy and grace of God.
But I also know, that the law of God, the commandments, teaches me what God expects. To be honest, if I had taken those commandments, even the ten commandments, the law, to heart as a young woman, I know I would have avoided heartache. But we reap what we sow. I reaped sin, because I did not know them. And the wages of sin is death. Oh how we should teach Gods commandments His law, to each other, and to our children.
His standards yes are of excellence. His ways, we can never reach. Because He is holy, and we all sin we all come short of the glory of God.
But I want to know Him and try with all my being, to try and keep His ways. NOW I think when we get off balance, we can just think grace will do it for us, but it can’t without knowing His law. How can our hearts, our souls be pricked to want to repent?
Are we going to throw away all the other scriptures that remind us to keep the law, by just one thing Paul said, and that was misinterpreted? Misinterpreted by bad Bible versions, and not looking closely at King James word. Why do you think I always recommend a King James. Here is another reason why….
Look at Psalms 119 from a King James very closely. That long chapter, deals with the Holy word, the commandments, and the law. The ways of God.
Are we going to throw away the truths from the Old Testament, and just think the new Testament, which is the new covenant, that it will change our hearts? Why are they both in our King James Bible then, together. Combined?
Hmmmm…I cannot deny the law.
What is the basis of our faith, if we do not know and try to keep the laws of God? We can only accept what Christ did for us, if we understand the law. But we don’t throw it away.
The only thing I see from the old testament, in the laws, that were made, that makes the covenant different. Is that of the sacrificing. We do not sacrifice anything, any more. Because Christ is the sacrifice. Christ is….The lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. Which makes us free from the law of sin and death.
ROMANS 8:2 FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.
But those other commandments, and laws….cannot be abolished. When we know this is what God gave us to better our lives. To give it length.
If you don’t believe me, believe God, believe this scripture. Do you want long life, peace? Then take this to heart…
MY SON, FORGET NOT MY LAW; BUT LET THINE HEART KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS; FOR LENGTH OF DAYS, AND LONG LIFE, AND PEACE, SHALL THEY ADD TO THEE. PROVERBS 3:1-2
Blessings and Love, may you see this truth, in Jesus name, our Lord. Amen. If you can see this, you can and may break curses over your own life. I am claiming this truth, and pleading the blood of Jesus. Because sickness, that causes death, is a spiritual thing. And if that is understood, about the law then the physical healing can come forth and break the curse. Remember, those that know the law, are not cursed. (see above scripture for validation)
In Christ, and His love,
Please invite me to your church, ladies group, or Christian function.
Today, I turned on the television, and there was a man on television, and he said, I have some tips to develop your spirituality.
Well, of course, my ears perked up.
But as soon, as he said what he said, following that, I turned it to another channel.
In fact, I won’t even repeat what he said. Because the first thing he said, did not honor God. In fact, I would go so far, that this was not even humanistic, or self motivation talk, but it came from the pits of hell. And I thought, wow, the devil really goes out and tries to recruit people. He definitely was a false prophet. Dressed up in a priests outfit. But how do people know that there are false prophets if they don’t know truth? And if they don’t know truth, they will fall for that baloney. So maybe you will see this, and read it, to know truth.
As you yourself search to seek and develop your spirituality. You need to search for truth. Embrace, it, hold onto it, and let it be your guide in inspiration, and knowing the Holy spirit.
The very first thing, in any of our lives, is to seek God. As simple as that sounds. Its true.
First fruits, will produce from that seed thereafter….What is the first thing we do when it comes to God?
We should seek Him. To seek only to know Him. And no one else. To love Him, with all our hearts, soul, and mind. Because He is a jealous God. Seek the creator, not the creation. Seek to know His ways. Seek His commandments, starting with the ten commandments. Seek truth.
In my walk, my spiritual walk. I know, those that WORSHIP HIM, seek Him, in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.
JOHN 4:24 GOD IS A SPIRIT: AND THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP HIM SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.
When we worship and seek to know the King of Kings. We are doing so, because He holds our life, in His hands, so with gratitude, we thank Him, and hope to bless Him for the many blessings, in who He is, and that can only come from truth. We want to give Him glory.
Why do you think I am always so adamant to promote the King James bible? Because it is anointed, and holy, and pure. As God is, I believe. When you worship God you are worshipping a pure, and holy spirit, that has no sin, that has no evil intentions, and is not compromised. So you want a holy bible, to link you to God, in that spirituality. When we read a King James Bible, the truth, has not been corrupted, or changed, preserved, and stored in heaven.
Please forget the concept or idea, that God will speak to you as you understand Him, from these perverted Bibles. And that it is archaic language. The Holy spirit, is to bring the interpretation. II Peter 1;20-21.
KNOWING THIS FIRST, THAT NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION. FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN: BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST.
The thoughts, that give so much understanding truly do come from the Holy Spirit. But you won’t know that, unless you have something to base that search on. And that is the King James bible.
It is preserved here on earth, for you to have something to guide you in your spiritual walk. There are so many scriptures, that warn us of this, to be careful about which word to choose….but if one is reading from a corrupted bible, they will miss it. In the search.
See, the goal is to purify our spirits. When we obey truth, through the Holy Spirit, our lives are changed by His love. So we must be born again. And that can only happen through Jesus Christ. Let this scripture speak to your spirit.
SEEING YE HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS IN OBEYING THE TRUTH THROUGH THE SPIRIT UNTO UNFEIGNED LOVE OF THE BRETHREN SEE THAT YE LOVE ONE ANOTHER WITH A PURE HEART FERVENTLY: BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED, BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE, BY THE WORD OF GOD, WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER. I Peter 1:22-23.
Repentance, and acceptance of Jesus Christ begins that process. To clean the slate, to see that our spirits are dark without Christ. That we are blind, and lost without Him to guide our spirits.
We are spiritual beings. We are linked to God, because He created us. But there is only one way to God, and that is through Jesus Christ. See John 14:6. King James.
Yes, you have heard from many of these flaky motivational speakers, that there are many ways to God, but that is so wrong. There is not. And they will stand before God, for these lies, that twist, and pervert truth. They will be accountable. In fact we all will. This is why it is so important to make it right before God now. While we are on earth.
God had a plan, and when he saw, that mankind sinned, in the beginning, he in His plan, brought forth Jesus Christ to be that way, to deliver us from our sins.
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. JOHN 3:16. KING JAMES.
Friends, this journey we all take, can cause us to get lost, if we do not make loving the Father, our God through Jesus Christ, in obedience. Such an important aspect to this. And in loving one another. Seeing the deception, and seeing, to seek God is the only way we truly can develop our spirits.
So many choose others paths that take them off the way, off of Christs way, to seek their spiritualism, that they lose their way. And that is exactly the devils goal. When sin occurred, God did not want Adam and Eve, to eat from the tree of good and evil. He wanted to spare them that. Some people think all knowledge is good to know. Its not. When you learn or seek to learn anything but who God is, that is evil. And for the intentions that many have, they actually are designating their souls to go to hell.
Why do you think so many of us, warn you even about Halloween? Because it affects your spirit. It leads you to darkness, when you take part of the festivities of this evil holiday, meant for the devil himself.
Think of it this way. Gods Holy word is spiritual food, but we are not called to eat that food from the devils table and the Lords table. Only the Lords table. Do a search even here, on your own, with a King James Bible. I could list it for you, but you have to get into the habit of searching yourself for truth. So it will mean more. But here is the scripture reference: I Corinthians 10:21
The fear of God, to stay away from anything but knowing Him, and serving Him protects your soul. Your body, your spirit.
And I have to just say, how important the fear of God is…. Even when we don’t know. He does. And fearing God protects you. Sometimes, when I listen to my bible, on audio, I shake. Because of who He is. I see, how important fearing God is, to protect my own spirit. It keeps me in line. His line.
Generations, have reaped curses, because they disregarded our Lord, our Fathers truth. And maybe you can even see, the lack in your own life. Seeing you are lost. Seeing you are in trouble. Well there is a solution.
It is better to be in hot water with God, so the scum of sin, will rise up, and cleanse you, by who Christ is. By His blood. By His sacrifice. So your spirit can be cleansed.
Friends, I know I am meant to bring you truth. And what you do with truth, is your own choice, and decision. But if your heart, is not steadfast to seek God, and only God you will miss the truth.
I probably could go and on, about this, bringing scripture up, but you have to search. If you do not search correctly, or make Jesus your Lord and savior. And repent, and really search to please God, you will miss it. And to make the conscious effort to stay away from evil.
Please, heed my warning. Stop using any other bible, then a King James. I can only attest to the difference, it makes in our lives. You see I was lost, I was in darkness, and even when I searched, I had to repent. Repentance is good for the spirit. But His holy word, comes alive to me, just this morning, I opened my King James Bible, (yes I do that), and I let Him speak to me. As I read…And He does.
May God guide you, I pray you find out who you are meant to be by obeying God. By loving Him, by seeking Him, in spirit and in truth.
May your spirits goal is to please Father, and that it would go well with you, and yes your loved ones.
Please share this post, you have no idea, who it may touch, but God does, and HE remembers to bless those for giving Him glory.
Blessings, and love in Christ,
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. (Ephesians 1:12 KJV).
This scripture reminds me we are called to give God glory. If we trust in Jesus. I try to do this in my life. I try to do it to show gratitude. Maybe you see some of my photos where I say “Glory to God.” This is just my way of trying to do that because of all He has done for me my friends. I am not perfect just a sinner saved by grace. And I do try and work out my Salvation with trembling and fear.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (Philippians 2:12 KJV)
Let us stir each other up to remind each other how important giving God glory is. Someday we will all stand before Father. Someday the books will be opened…let the books reflect you gave God glory. Don’t let the enemy silence that from you. It is time to be bold as a lion.
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. (Proverbs 28:1 KJV)
A Prayer of Hope…
Father, I praise you, and offer you glory and honor, for who you are! Lord I try to stir myself up, because I love you, and your Holy Spirit. I love who you are, great creator, of heaven and earth. I love that my life is in your hands, and that you are my great shepherd. More then anything, I love how you made a way by Christ, and sent your only begotten son for my salvation, if I believe. I do. Lord, thank you for every good and perfect gift, may my life always be aware to give you glory, honor and praise in everything, and forgive me for not always trusting in the past, or just trying to do things my way. I realize nothing is by chance, and you are in control of everything. Forgive me, as I repent, take away pride, or anything that is not of you, and let me please you, and serve you, to bring you glory! In Jesus name. Amen
I have to admit, I get sad, when I hear pastors, or even other Christians, have a false sense of their salvation.
They take it for granted. They call it a free gift, but yet, because they do not see what Christ really did for them, by His suffering, and on the cross, they abuse it.
They walk in this false sense of “grace” that the devil deceives them with, a lie from hell itself, and they do not have the fear of God, nor do they uphold the “Law.” From the Old Testament.
Folks, Christ said, that many are going to say Lord, Lord, and He is going to say, I never knew you. Why because you did not really know Him. And when He says that, when you stand before Him, will that give you access to heaven? I don’t believe so.
Again, I suggest, what voice are you listening to? What Bible version, are you reading? I have said this in my book, HOW TO HAVE FAITH, but you do not want a coloring book, to take the tests in life. Let alone your faith! You want Gods pure word.
This is important, because you need the purity of Gods word, to be in place. I suggest the King James Bible. But know this, that it is your responsibility, to find the truth.
FOR NOT THE HEARERS OF THE LAW ARE JUST BEFORE GOD, BUT THE DOERS OF THE LAW SHALL BE JUSTIFIED. ROMANS 2:13.
Please see this scripture carefully. You are not justified, unless you keep and do what the law says!
Do you try to keep the law, even though you are a Christian? Do you have the fear of God? Do you discount the old testament? But only embrace parts of Gods word?