REPENTANCE IS THE GREATEST WEAPON AGAINST THE ENEMY……By Elena Ramirez
I truly believe, that REPENTANCE is one of the greatest gifts God gives us. A tool, to not neglect. It is the greatest weapon against the enemy. It cleans the slate. It makes us humble. It stops the penalty of sin, that the enemy uses against us, to have a legal right to attack us.
And its all because of what Christ did on the cross for us. Don’t forget about this gift. Don’t neglect what Christ did on the cross, and yes, even after you accepted Christ as Lord and savior.
Repentance, will ensure your Salvation. I believe in it daily. Like an apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Repentance, will keep your Salvation in tact. We all sin, folks, we all come short of the glory of God. Thats King James scriptural.
The blood of Jesus, will not cover you, if you sin. You will have to start all over. Sin, will separate you from God. So repent.
The enemy always looks for a way to deceive us. But again, the fear of God will bring us to repent. To stay right in the sight of Christ.
Please remember Repentance, when you pray:
NOW I REJOICE, NOT THAT YE WERE MADE SORRY, BUT THAT YE SORROWED TO REPENTANCE: FOR YE WERE MADE SORRY AFTER A GODLY MANNER, THAT YE MIGHT RECEIVE DAMAGE BY US IN NOTHING.
FOR GODLY SORROW WORKETH REPENTANCE TO SALVATION, NOT TO BE REPENTED OF: BUT THE SORROW OF THE WORLD WORKETH DEATH.
FOR BEHOLD THIS SELFSAME THING, THAT YE SORROWED AFTER A GODLY SORT, WHAT CAREFULNESS IT WROUGHT IN YOU, YEA, WHAT CLEARING OF YOURSELVES, YEA, WHAT INDIGNATION, YEA, WHAT FEAR, YEA, WHAT VEHEMENT DESIRE, YEA, WHAT ZEAL, YEA, WHAT REVENGE! IN ALL THINGS YE HAVE APPROVED YOURSELVES TO BE CLEAR IN THIS MATTER.
II CORINTHIANS 7:9-11 KJV.
Blessings, and love,
THOUGHTS ON BEING ON THE SAME PAGE WITH GOD AND KJV SCRIPTURE…..
As an intercessor, I remember the days, when I used to give someone a scripture, for their need be it health, or guidance, comfort, faith, hope, whatever…. and we were all on the same page with God. For the most part. We all used the same Bible versions. That being the KJV. But it has changed so very much, even in the last twenty years….
Now with all the different Bible versions, I actually have to be specific, and tell a person, use a KJV for the holiness, and anointing so the scripture, you use will not be corrupt. The enemy, has done a number on so many people, and its sad.
Like I say; ” If the enemy can deceive a person in the word they use, he can deceive you in anything.”
I CHARGE THEE THEREFORE BEFORE GOD, AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO SHALL JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD AT HIS APPEARING AND HIS KINGDOM; PREACH THE WORD; BE INSTANT IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON, REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE. FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES, TEACHERS, HAVING ITCHING EARS; AND THEY SHALL TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, AND SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES. BUT WATCH THOU IN ALL THINGS, ENDURE AFFLICTIONS, DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST, MAKE FULL PROOF OF THY MINISTRY. II TIMOTHY 4:1-5. KJV.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH DO YOU USE IT OR ABUSE IT? By Elena Ramirez
I am grateful to God for our freedoms, here, in the United States. Many are using that right, even now with our new President. Donald J. Trump. To protest, and express how they feel. But they cross a line, when they riot.
I do not agree with many of these views. Because they are not my core values, but I do respect freedom of speech. But what I see, is many hide behind their computer, or even publicly say, and do things with freedom of speech that makes me cringe. They abuse it.
So lately, I don’t know, I have been seeing a lot of abuse. By many. And I guess it even concerns me, when I see a brother or a sister, in Christ abuse it.
People, I love.
Look, God gives us each a conscience. But maybe you will just consider what I am about to say as love. Maybe a guideline to help you.
But let me ask you a few questions…
Is what your sharing, is it truth?
Is it a lie?
Is it love?
Or is it hate?
Is it mean spirited?
Is it something, that will bring understanding?
Is it something, that is not a bad example for others to learn from? Hmmm.
Is it something that respects?
Is it something that disrespects?
Does it bring unity to us as Americans, and yes even people of other races, creeds, religions etc.
Or does it set out to cause division?
Are you promoting life? Or are you promoting something that hurts life? And takes it away…..
Is your agenda, Gods agenda?
All of these things are just things we can miss. I know, I probably do. And for that I repent to God. We need to find the balance. I am not your conscience. You are. I know, myself, I have erred….
But I also know…..
If God is your savior, you know, He knows your thoughts…..
But there are things, I just shake my head at, because its as if the person, is not really thinking…..
For, when I see a brother or a sister, playing with someones emotions. And they put out something, that may make ME sympathize with them, and even bring out outrage, or anger, because they were hurt, or insulted, and then THEY say;
“Hey I was just playing with you” I was pulling your leg.
I look at that as very immature.
Its a spirit, you are releasing that is a lie, and then you call it a joke. It harms your spirit, because you are practicing lying….
You have to look at the fruit of it, and what it gives, and what it does for you. And yes even others.
I don’t trust lies, or liars, and when I see someone who I trusted use that kind of illustration, to make me think different. Or to play with my emotions. I do, no longer, trust the integrity of that person.
Its like the analogy of the little boy, who cried wolf. Making people believe him, but when they saw the lie, they stopped believing him. But the sad thing happened, the wolf really did appear. No one believed him, when he truly spoke the truth….
Look, I want to be very general about this. But lets remember.
Freedom of speech is a gift. Its something we need to honor, and protect. It should not be used, to incite, evil, or violence, or anything that goes against what Christ taught us in love. The report, should bring light, not darkness, to ourselves or others.
Yes, and truth does not always means it won’t hurt. It will…
But, use love if your going to bring truth to it. Look, I am a warrior, but even God teaches warriors to be diplomatic.
I take to God what my KJV Says, and I don’t want to just pick and choose, for my purposes.
Just food for thought, this morning. Freedom of speech…do you use it, or abuse it?
FINALLY BRETHREN, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE TRUE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE HONEST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE JUST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE PURE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE LOVELY, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE OF GOOD REPORT, IF THERE BE ANY VIRTUE, AND IF THERE BE ANY PRAISE THINK ON THESE THINGS…..THESE THINGS WHICH YE HAVE BOTH LEARNED AND RECEIVED, AND HEARD, AND SEEN IN ME DO: AND THE GOD OF PEACE SHALL BE WITH YOU. PHILIPPIANS 4:8-9. KJV.
I just realize if we are going to use our voices, we really need to stop, and think, and be responsible.
Accountable to God and others. In love… I never want to abuse this gift.
Blessings in Christ, Elena Ramirez
Be careful friends, what spiritual fruit you eat.
Nothing has changed, since the beginning of time. Sin is sin, and it began with an apple. An apple God commanded Adam and Eve, not to eat. That apple is very symbolic, to life now, and we can eat fruit that is sin, and not even know it.
When was the last time you heard a message, on what fruit to eat? I think we as Christians, and even the world, are so desensitized by sin, that we can accept it. And its wrong. Its wrong in the sight of God, and it is wrong for us.
I can’t take credit for this thought, it is a God thought. God brought it to me. He showed me a crate full of fruit. He showed me the fruit was “deviant” and I knew, and know, that what we eat spiritually, can be manifested in us spiritually.
Deviant ~ That word means: To turn aside from a course, standard, principle, or a topic.
God had a course in mind for us. God has not changed His thinking about sin. He will punish it, and He hates it. He knows how it separates us from Him. He knows, how it corrupts us. He knows that if we sin, we lose our sense of right and wrong. We lose our way. Christ is that way, but if we lose Christ, we lose our Salvation, because of sin.
Many think once saved, always saved. But if sin is in the picture. No, you are not saved. And I am not going to argue about it. You are then called a backslider. Look it up. Because many do tend to put up a debate when I write this. But I know, the only way, we can be redeemed is by repentance, and by asking for Gods forgiveness. By the blood of Jesus. So when you think about what Christ did for you, you do not want to abuse His sacrifice, by sinning.
Remember Adam and Eve. Remember, that Eve, just ate the fruit. As she listened to the doubting, the devil brought to her. Remember that Adam ate it too. Remember, if they had just gone to God, and asked Him again, she would have not ate that fruit, that brought the curse, really to all of us. Because God who does not lie, would have told them the truth. Nothing has changed.
We still have the chance to go to God, go to our King James bibles, and read His truth. And yes, I will address which Bible you should eat from.
A King James Bible. Why? Because the others have been corrupted. They have been changed. They disregarded the many scriptures that warn not to change, add, or delete Gods holy word. They aren’t holy the fruit you eat, is half, truth, half lie. Where is the cleansing in that? Where is the holiness and anointing in rotten fruit. Liken it to fruit on steroids. Its chemically changed, and not healthy for you.
Remember, that God has His reasons for not wanting us to eat fruit that is sin. That tree, of good and evil. God did not want us to know what evil is. He has His reasons, even now for protecting us.
What are you eating? What are you filling your mind, and heart with? Oh friends, I have to ask that myself. You see, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. We all do. Maybe, I am close to something God is warning me about. But I will heed it, and I will take it to heart.
You see, you don’t know me, and you don’t know what I have missed. But I know, at this point of my life. I missed my calling, at a young age. I did. Because of sin. And I know, I am older, and I know God could restore me. But, He cannot change the course, if I don’t change it. By being obedient.
This journey of life, we are all on, can change, if we only take to heart. What fruit are we eating? I want what God says to eat. Its as simple as that. The fruit of the Spirit.
BUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS, FAITH, MEEKNESS, TEMPERANCE, AGAINST SUCH THERE IS NO LAW. AND THEY THAT ARE CHRISTS HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS. IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT, LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT. LET US NOT BE DESIROUS OF VAIN GLORY, PROVOKING ONE ANOTHER, ENVYING ONE ANOTHER. GALATAINS 5:22-26 KJV.
If you want good fruit, you have to start from the seed. For it will affect the roots. Repentance clears the slate, what are you going to plant in your mind and heart, and soul, so your roots will be roots of righteousness?
Please take this to heart. To mind, and to know, we reap what we sow. Remember Christ, remember His example always. And study, and pray, to know, what pleases God. For your eternal destination depends on what you eat. Spiritually.
Do you want peace in your own life? Do you want to receive it. Well remember, there is no peace to the wicked. Wickedness comes from sin. This is also scriptural. Please look it up. If you want peace….Remember this scripture. Look it up from a KJV bible for it is pure. Go for that…..
BUT THE WISDOM THAT IS FROM ABOVE IS FIRST PURE, THEN PEACEABLE, GENTLE, AND EASY TO BE ENTREATED, FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUITS, WITHOUT PARTIALITY AND WITHOUT HYPOCRISY. AND THE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS SOWN IN PEACE OF THEM THAT MAKE PEACE. JAMES 3:18. KJV.
Change the fruit you eat, to the fruit of the spirit, and you will see the difference. Get your fruit from God, not man, not corrupted fruit. Holy fruit. Advice for you and me.
Blessings, in Christ, Elena Ramirez