DOING THINGS “MY WAY” THE ROAD TO HELL ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez”


Version 2Have you ever heard of the song, called “My Way”? It was a very popular song, when I was growing up, in the sixties, seventies, etc.  I think Paul Anka wrote it.  But old blue eyes, Frank Sinatra made it very popular.  And I think even Elvis Presley sang it.  

So, people would be singing it, but the words are very deceptive, in guiding us, because we can get mislead and try and do things our way, and that way, is a road to hell.  I wonder if they know this?  Even Paul Anka, who is still alive.  It would be nice, if what I wrote, now, would bring him closer to God to see the difference.  To know not to do things his way, but the way of Christ.  

Well, the reason, I am writing about it, is because as me and my husband were chatting about doing things our way, and seeing the difference, I told him the things, I learned doing things “my way” is the road to hell.

See, I always have to use my life, as the parallel, between what Christ has taught us, and what I have done.  And I grew up trying to do things my way.  I did have a rebellious spirit, and nature.  I did, get stubborn, and I did not grasp who I could be in Christ.  At an early age.  Even though, I was taught about Christ at an early age.  I still tried to do things my way.  

I have had poor judgment in things, and when I look back, it grieves me.  But why?  Because I tried to do things my way.  The results, were in many ways, not fruitful.  Not good, not fulfilling, in the spirit, to what I could have been.  And we do reap what we sow.  See, when you get older, you only have your life to look at, and if you see, and realize what you have done, you can make it right, if you make Christ, Lord and savior, and do things His way.  

When any of us, leave Christ out of the equation, because He is the way, the truth, and life, we miss it.  I know, because without Jesus, we are truly living life our way.

Thats nothing to be proud of.  I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what successes, you think you have, that actually may lead to more pride, thinking, you are this, that, and the other, you are not fulfilled.  Unless, you make Christ Lord and savior.  And do things His way.  

Look at this King James scripture real close, and again, I put emphasis, on the King James scriptures, because the others have been tampered with, corrupted, and are misleading.  So don’t look at those verses.  Look at what Christ, has made holy, and use word, that is Holy, as “His Way.”

But this scripture reminds us, Christ reminds us:

JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE:  NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME.  JOHN 14:6.  HOLY KING JAMES BIBLE.  

Even many, who teach Christ as Lord, and savior, and I pray, this is never me, but, you can form a sense of “religion” (rules, regulations, traditions, rituals, that are made by men, and groups) and you can depart from the true spirit, of who you are meant to be in Christ, and fail.  By religion.  Develop your relationship.  

But, you will fail.  By doing things your way.  Even in the name of the Lord.  Because you are doing things your way, by the spirit, and not by Christ, as His spirit, as the guide.  

We have to look deeper at our souls, and the fruit, and we have to identify, with the help of God, to see; Are we doing things our way, or as Christ as the way, the truth, and life?  I get those checks often in my spirit, and in fact, last night, I had a strange dream of sin.  

And when I woke up, I bound it, immediately, I repented, and I cried out to God, and prayed, that sin, is not in my heart.  And if it is there, I ask God to remove it.  See, sin, is a departure of who God is, and His ways, and whatever it is, you may choose to do your way, is not His way, and His truth, and His life.  That you could have.  I never want to be away from God, I remember when I was in sin, and those were the darkest, most depressing days of my life.  

You don’t want sin, in your life.  Sin, will mislead you.  Sin, will corrupt your soul.  Sin, will destroy, the life, you could have with God, if you choose sin, and choose to do things your way, over doing things His way.  Hell on earth is possible, I know.  It will affect your thinking to think you are right, and Gods ways are wrong.  I have seen some folks, think like this, and no wonder the Bible calls them fools.  

The bottom line, is and this should give you the “fear of God” which is very healthy, is that we all will stand before God.  Let me repeat that”  WE ALL WILL STAND BEFORE GOD.  And if you think you get away with things, now, you won’t get away with it, when you stand before God.  When you die. The books will be opened, and everything you allowed, you did, thought of, will be revealed.  That scares me.  Because of Gods judgment.  His ways.  Which are of excellence.  

And I guess, I have grown enough, though, now, to see the difference.  Which I did not, but I realize, if I had not brought it all to the obedience of Christ, if I had continued to live life my way, I might not even be alive right now.  I had some very destructive tendencies, even in my health, that I thank God, these things were not meant to destroy me, because I accepted Christ as my Lord and savior.  And I was delivered from my way.  By accepting His way.  No weapon formed against me, prospered.  Read Isaiah 54:17 King James.  

See life, is a journey, and you can grow, you can be the best you can be in God, by His ways.  But if you depart from those ways, you become your own enemy.  You can get so full of yourself, and puffed up, because the deception is there folks.  Don’t fool yourself.  There is a devil, and his main goal, is to steal your soul.  Take your crown.  He wants to corrupt you, he wants you to miss Gods ways, and do things the way of him, which will lead you right to hell.  You have to see it.  If you don’t you will only have yourself to blame.  

This is why, submitting to God is so important.  Bringing it to the obedience of Christ.  Because if you submit to God, you are telling God, I want your way, not my way.  When you see you need to bring it all to the obedience of Christ, you are telling Him, Lord, I love you so much, that I don’t want anything or to do anything, that displeases you.   Here are some King James scriptures that will enlighten your thoughts on this, about doing things His way.  

SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD.  RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.  DRAW NEAR TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU.  CLEANSE YOUR HANDS YE SINNERS; AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS , YE DOUBLE MINDED.  JAMES 4:7-8.  KING JAMES.  

See how important submitting to God is?  When you do so, it is easier, to resist the devil so he can flee from you.  Getting close to God, makes Him closer to you, so you can be cleansed, and get rid of that double minded thinking.  You get rid of the devil.  

Also please read I Peter 5:5, which talks about submitting to one another, but see the end of this in this verse…..BE CLOTHED WITH HUMILITY:  FOR GOD RESISTETH THE PROUD AND GIVETH GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.  If we are humble, we know God will give us grace.  But He resists the PROUD. Don’t be proud.  If you see that in you, repent and run to the throne of God, and ask Him for help.   

CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.  II CORINTHIANS 10:5.  HOLY KING JAMES.

In that verse, above, do we see that doing things our way, exalts itself against the knowledge of God?  Thats dangerous, and disobedience.   That is doing things our way, that leads to hell.  

I Peter 1:2  ELECT ACCORDING TO THE FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE FATHER, THROUGH SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT, UNTO OBEDIENCE AND SPRINKLING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST:  GRACE UNTO YOU, AND PEACE, BE MULTIPLIED.  

Obedience, and the sprinkling of the blood, sanctifies us, and then there is grace, and peace given to us.  Its actually multiplied.  And it is.  Because there is no peace to the wicked.  Look that verse up.  On your own.  In a King James bible.  

And that my friend is a beautiful thing.  Knowing what Christ did for us.  And to want to be obedient to Him.  In His sight, I am sure.  But you have to repent, you have to make sure, you are trying to do things His way, not yours.  This is where the discernment will come in by the Holy Spirit.  Bringing everything to the obedience of Christ.  It will teach you, how to do things His way.  It will prompt you, remind you, give you wisdom, and guidance, so that you can understand, that in order to please Him, and fulfill your own life, it must be by doing things His way.  

Get rid of that stinking thinking!  Believe me we all can get it, and when its there, its pride.  You don’t want that.  Pride can be the downfall of many.  But we have to be mindful of who Christ is.  

The other day, I got into a strange conversation with someone, who was trying to say, I was rejecting word, when all I was saying is look to Jesus.  The word wasn’t even there, it was implying about word....Look at Him.  See word, if its not King James word, can be misinterpreted in the spirit, but if we always look at who Jesus is, there is no deception.  And this may be too deep to comprehend by some, but God knows our hearts.  He knows what we are capable of.  So if we are just obedient to Him, in small ways, including by using only King James words, we can grasp the rest of it. 

I feel very humbled this morning, as I write.  I feel though, very thoughtful, to want to please God, to want to do things His way.  See, doing things His way, always produces fruit.  Good fruit.  And even as I write, I realize, I want to please God.  I don’t want sin, that is produced by doing things my way.  I want the way of Christ.  Because He is the way, the truth, and life.  And no one can come to God, but through Christ.

So, as I close, let me offer the solution.  Repent to God, for your sins.  Make Christ your Lord and savior.  Remind yourself what Christ did on the cross for you.  Get a King James bible, read it daily.  Confess to others, Christ is your Lord and savior.  Live for Christ, since He died for you.  Because He made the way, for you, in truth, for your life, you can be promised eternal salvation.   Don’t forget to repent even daily.  See we blow it.  I know.  But keep trying.  Through Christ as the way.  

Blessings, in Christ, Elena Ramirez 

 

 

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NOT COMMUNICATING, TRUTH, AND LOVE, CAN BE CONSIDERED A LIE IN GODS EYES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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….

He won’t.

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

 

NOTE TO SELF: ABOUT LOVE… By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3017.jpgNOTE TO SELF:

Concentrate on the love. Not the differences. Love a brother and a sister in Christ. Avoid, spats, minor, differences of opinion. Pray for others, whether right or wrong, we are called to love one another. Not just by word, but by spirit, and truth, as we worship our Lord. He sees. He knows.

Forgive, some things are not even worth pondering on. Yes, keep your dignity, in Christ, but as you sometimes shake the dust off, keep walking in love….Love never, ever fails.

Love is what Christ said we would be known by. Whether a baby Christian, or a seasoned Christian, does not agree. We are supposed to be on the same side. Love fears God. I do…..

Signed, In Christ, and His love, 

Elena Ramirez 

HOW TO HAVE FAITH IN YOUR PATIENCE ~By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

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

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

WHEN GOD IS JEALOUS FOR YOUR SOUL ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


if interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

if interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

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

IF YOU WANT TO ADD TIME TO YOUR LIFE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
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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,

 

Elena Ramirez

Please invite me to your church, ladies group, or Christian function.

ARE YOU SEEKING TO DEVELOP YOUR SPIRITUALITY? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do....

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

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,

Elena Ramirez