TODAY I DECLARE I AM NO LONGER AN OPEN BOOK ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


fullsizeoutput_2203.jpegWhat does that mean, I am no longer an open book?

Maybe it means for me anyway, that I have learned many lessons.  And there are those who will never understand, respect, or accept me as I am.  So I do not have to reveal anything to them.

A FOOL UTTERETH ALL HIS MIND:  BUT A WISE MAN KEEPETH IT IN TILL AFTERWARDS.  PROVERBS 29:11 King James.  

I used to be an open book.  I write.  But I also tried to be a good communicator.  And I tried to express how I felt, for understanding.  Sometimes, that was not returned, or reciprocated.

Last night, I had a dream about a family member finding my diary.  She gave it back to me, but she was so smug about it.

I actually woke up, and searched for my old diaries, and destroyed them.  Maybe I had that dream, because God reminded me, to just trust Him, and that I did not need those old diaries to grieve.  Or for someone to know my past.  +S1NqxmyS2+uo5mbIYlS2w.jpg

I went through some of the pages, and it made me cry.   To know, who I was, as a young woman.  Before Christ.

To see my errors. To see my sins.  To see how naive I was.  To see, how misguided I was.  So angry.  So combative.  Actually pitiful.  I felt sorry for myself, to see that as my past.  To see how lost I was by my thoughts, grieved me immensely.

But that’s not who I am in Christ any more.  I don’t feel sorry for what I have learned.  In some ways, yes, I wish I had not gone through what I did.  But yet, thats how I learned.

I SAID, I WILL TAKE HEED TO MY WAYS, THAT I SIN NOT WITH MY TONGUE:  I WILL KEEP MY MOUTH WITH A BRIDLE, WHILE THE WICKED IS BEFORE ME.  PSALMS 39:1 King James.  

So, I realized I did not want to leave that behind me.  I did not want others to see my despair, or frustrations, that I wrote.  My fears.

I would hope, my family, or whoever knows me, would know who I am in Christ now.  And remember me by what I write for Christ.

I am changed.

I once had a friend that I loved dearly, tell me that all I did was talk about myself.  I took it to heart, because I respected her, and her opinion.  It did hurt, because she told me this, at the end of our friendship.  I had no idea those thoughts were in her heart toward me.

But I also realized, she did not understand, who I am, in the sense, that I try to help others, by my experiences, so they will not make the same mistakes.  If I could warn someone or pull them from the clutches of the enemy and hells fire, I would.  But I obey God in this.

THESE THINGS SPEAK AND EXHORT, AND REBUKE WITH ALL AUTHORITY.  LET NO MAN DESPISE THEE.  TITUS 2:15 King James. 

I am not a narcissist.  In fact, I am happy, being behind the scenes.  Doing what I can, for the glory of God.

I am not a famous writer, I probably never will be, and I am fine with that.  I am just someone, who has learned valuable lessons.  So I write.  I have written three books.  But nobody hardly knows about that.  IMG_0458

One of those lessons, I have learned, is to be more reserved.  In the sense, its not about me, in the big picture.  Its about God, and it is about Him getting glory.

HE STAGGERED NOT AT THE PROMISE OF GOD THROUGH UNBELIEF; BUT WAS STRONG IN FAITH, GIVING GLORY TO GOD; ROMANS 4:20 King James. 

I believe my faith is very strong.  No one cannot tell me there is not a God.  And I take to heart, especially at this season of my life, to walk in that authority.  By speaking my faith, by being bold, and to acknowledge God in everything I do.

IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATHS.  PROVERBS 3:6 King James.  

If God leads me to tell someone something about me, I will.  Or in my writings.  But, I am no longer ashamed.  And yes, I will still try and help others.  But I don’t have to leave that behind me.  For others to judge. The slate is clean.

AND IN THEIR MOUTH WAS FOUND NO GUILE:  FOR THEY ARE WITHOUT FAULT BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD.  REVELATION 14:5  King James.  

But it was very symbolic, for me to shred those diaries.  To throw my own sins, into the sea of forgetfulness.   To see my past, made me sad.  Oh well.  I feel the release though, strangely.

FEAR NOT: FOR THOU SHALT NOT BE ASHAMED:  NEITHER BE THOU CONFOUNDED; FOR THOU SHALT NOT BE PUT TO SHAME:  FOR THOU SHALT FORGET THE SHAME OF THY YOUTH……ISAIAH 54:4 King James. 

Thank you Lord, I praise you.  I am grateful.  Heres to new beginnings in Christ.  With a few tears.  Ironic, I did this at the first of the year.  of 2020.

Being an open book does not make you vulnerable to others, to hurt you.  It means, you take His book, my King James bible, and read it, understanding, that He is the greatest writer of them all, and His book, should be opened.  To receive instruction, guidance, and a sense of who He is, and what will be to come.

By who you are in Christ.  If you read it long enough, you will see.

I will try to do that for the rest of my life.

SET A WATCH, O LORD, BEFORE MY MOUTH: KEEP THE DOOR OF MY LIPS.  PSALMS 141:3 King James. 

Its all blurry now, the past.  And even here, I purposely blotted out some of my thoughts, in those diary pages.  But ironic, the word of God, got imposed there.  As I look at this photo closely.  Oh well. fullsizeoutput_2202.jpeg

 

 

 

Blessings, Elena Ramirez

 

 

WHAT LOYALTY IS TO ME ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_5270.jpegOne attribute, or characteristic I look for is loyalty.  It seems to be elusive.  But I do look for it.

What is loyalty?

I believe loyalty is one of the greatest attributes we can have, in our souls, our spirits, as a characteristic in our personalities.  It is a characteristic, that shows faithfulness.  It shows, and gives honor.  No matter what, the situation may be, if someone is loyal, that to me, is very noble, and beautiful.  It confirms, an alliance, and makes a bond stronger.

The blood of Jesus, is loyal which makes it royal….So I plead that.

I believe God looks at our loyalties.  He looks to see, if we are faithful to Him.  If we stand up for truth, His truth, when there is controversy.  He tests our loyalty, I believe.  He did since the beginning of time.  See, when we sin, that’s not being loyal to God, to His word, to His commandments.  I believe it grieves Him.  See, if Adam and Eve, had obeyed God, His word, if they had even gone to Him again, before really listening to the devil, the curse would have been avoided.  Obeying God is being loyal to God.  The curse is then avoided.IMG_2146.jpg

He looks to see whether or not, we will have courage, to be loyal to him.  There are so many opposing voices, so He looks to see, how we deal with these voices, that frankly are anti-Christ.

And I want to write this also to remind everyone of us, what happened, when the devil tried to raise himself up.  To make himself better than God. We have to see,  how the angels that followed the devil, were not loyal to God either, and they followed the example of the evil one.  Don’t forget, God kicked him out of heaven.  Into that place called hell.

Why? Because He was disloyal to God, and tried to make himself better, and higher than God.  Sin will try and do that.

This kind of spirit, can affect any one of us.  That scares me.  Maybe thats why I want to be loyal to God, by fearing Him, and Him alone, as many King James scriptures warn us.

Because the enemy, wants to deceive each one of us, to betray God.  To be disloyal.  So when I see that in friends, or people I watch, I see that spirit of disloyalty.  To God first, then to me.  It makes me very sad.

Shouldn’t that be front and center on our minds, to be loyal to God?

I pray, daily God sees loyalty in me.  With all my faults, and flaws, and I know that are there, I hope He always sees loyalty in me….

So yes, I believe loyalty is something God looks at very, very closely.  He knows our hearts.  He knows our thoughts.  He knows, when we are not being truthful.  How can that be loyal to God?  If we are not honest with truth?  We will be deceived, exactly what the enemy wants us to do, so we turn from God.

Is loyalty taught, or does one just know?  I think I just know about it…. because of my bad judgement, I just see my errors in life.  I have learned the hard way.  But I pray God has always seen a spirit of loyalty to me….

IMG_2139.jpgIn this world, I see so many different points of view, but because I like to get to the root of the matter, in some issues, I often acquaint things with loyalty…..

I look to see if folks are loyal to God, and to me…..

To me, there are some things, that you cannot be in the middle of.  You cannot be, impartial.  You cannot be here, and there, about an issue.  Or like I used to be on the fence.  Trying to please the world, and trying to please God.  It does not work, when it comes to loyalty.

You have to be “loyal” to God and then yourself, and what His truth is, or you will be used.  You will be disrespected. You will not be honored.  Unless you honor God, and yourself, with loyalty.  And maybe you don’t see this, but you won’t be in full service to God, if you are disloyal.

I find, that if I try to be loyal to God first, in obedience, trust, expressing truth, that I can be stronger, for myself so I can be loyal to myself.  This is where the strength comes from, in loyalty.  To God.

Its not always easy, being loyal to yourself, or to something you believe in.  But you have to actually try and look at it from the perspective of God.  To me, God is loyal to us.  He loves us so much, that He has given us, so much to ponder on.  In His Holy King James word, and in the sacrifice of His son, Christ.

And as you know, I recommend King James word, because it is holy, for He is holy.  This is the word I use, to show God I want to be loyal to Him.  Because those other versions have been corrupted, they are no longer His voice.  So, I want to only read word, that I believe is His voice.  So I can show Him, my loyalty in this.  After that the Holy Spirit, reveals itself to me, by giving me discernment.  Showing Gods loyalty in word.  Because He keeps His promises from that word.

He offers us holiness, so we can be holy as well.  That is loyalty.  So, we can benefit.  So we can have an attribute, of love.  Love is loyal.  Love does not abuse something, or someone precious.  God does not abuse us.  He is true.  This is just a great part of many of His characteristics.  That He is loyal to us.

To me, I want to be loyal to God first, then family.  After that the rest can go, if they disrupt that spirit of love, by not being loyal.  I can let go very easily.  I have. Because God and family, are the priorities, I need to be loyal to first.

But I know, God looks for that loyalty too.  And I wonder what He sees, and thinks, when we are mean to each other, we are not gentle, or loving, or considerate?  When we don’t stand by each other.  Especially, when one knows circumstances.  Especially when one knows someones priorities.  When we don’t forgive. Or when we act like the world? Thats fake, thats not loyal.

Where is the loyalty?IMG_4486

Especially, if we call ourselves Christians.  You know, I think we are in end times.  I don’t know what the future holds.  But I believe, we will be tested further, concerning our “loyalties.”  Will we be faithful to God, and to His truths, to gain strength, when things are tough?

I don’t know how things can turn.  But there are are many signs out there, even now, to tell us, be on guard.  Make sure your lamp is full.  Make sure you are not playing with your salvation.  Make sure, your loyalty is to God.  And God alone.  Be careful with idols.  Don’t make something or someone a priority, an idol, for it may offend God.

Are you loyal in this kind of thinking?

Obedience friend, to God shows loyalty.

If we are not faithful, and loyal to God, and others in little things, how can we have strength, to be loyal to God and others in big things?

I love loyalty.   I love seeing it, in our country, when we are loyal to the Constitution.  To the things, that make us great.  Unity.  We are the UNITED STATES.  For we are one nation under God, and when you have trust in God, thats loyalty.  (In God we trust) But we cannot have unity, unless we are loyal to God and country, to the Constitution.  These are, our laws of the land.

And so thats a reminder, because many Christians do not embrace Gods laws, but to keep His law, is obedience.  There are many scriptures that warn us to keep the law.

THEY KEPT NOT THE COVENANT OF GOD, AND REFUSED TO WALK IN HIS LAW:  PSALM 78:10 King James. 

IMG_2118.jpgRecently, I saw a high profile Christian magazine, that accused.  That was not loyal to our President.  And our country.  There is so much hate, and division.   So to see that from their perspective, grieved me.  Loyalty does not bring division, friends.  It does not.  I saw, wickedness in high places, because they contributed to wanting the impeachment of our President.

I look at the fruit of myself.  I look at it in others.  And to me, the greatest friend, we could have in life, is a loyal friend.  I believe I am loyal to God, so I can be a loyal friend to others.

I have loved with a loyalty thought in heart toward my friends, in the sense, I would have been there for them, if I could be.  But when I don’t see that returned, it saddens me.  Where I have held them in high esteem.  Offering grace.  Offering friendship, forgiveness, yet they forsook me.  Had pride.  Insulted me, with no respect. Or had jealousy.  Which is sin. I grieved.  For I was a good friend, loyal.

So, when I don’t see loyalty in people, or friends, family.  Especially when I am being attacked by someone else.  It grieves me.

So it makes me wonder, what does God see, does He see loyalty in the body of Christ?

You know that’s a question, I guess, whoever is reading this, needs to ask themselves, personally.

Are you loyal to God?  Are you loyal to others?

Just my thoughts today, about what loyalty means to me.  I pray, we see loyalty more.

Father, I pray you see, loyalty in me.  For you my King, are my everything.  Thank you Lord, for teaching me about loyalty.  I offer my praise, my thanks my Lord, for who you are.  Let this always express my loyalty to you my King.  

I believe, being loyal, makes one Royal…..

More than ever, for Christ was loyal to give His life for us all.  He is the King of Kings, and He was faithful to you Lord, in obedience.  He showed us how loyal love is…..

To conclude, remember how Judas betrayed Christ.  He was not loyal to our Lord, and look at where he ended up.  Betrayal is the opposite of loyalty, and if you have ever been betrayed, maybe you can learn from this yourself, to be loyal.  It hurts to be betrayed, I know this as well.  Thats why I strive to be loyal.  To God, my family, myself, to my country….and then to friends.

Merry Christmas, to God be the glory……

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

YOU CAN HAVE PEACE AND SERENITY DURING HARD TIMES AND CHALLENGES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love, and a sound mind.

There is no peace to the wicked.

FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.  II TIMOTHY 1:7  King James.  

THERE IS NO PEACE, SAITH MY GOD, TO THE WICKED.  ISAIAH 57:21 King James.  

These two scriptures, remind me, that I can have peace, and I can have serenity, through hard times.  Through, the challenges and battles of life.   But I have my part…..

We all have our own story.  We all have walked, our own path.  And I have learned be careful when you compare…..

But, I tell you, walking with Jesus, is the sweetest comfort I have, through it all. IMG_5132.jpeg

I don’t like to complain.  Oh I have, I admit it.  But I am a very reserved person now, that I am older.  Call it wisdom, call it learning through my mistakes, but I don’t share too much with folks any more.

To be honest, people will let you down.  I have seen it time, and time again.  Some folks will even use what you tell them against you.  So no, I have learned to just take my cares to my Lord.  To pray, to trust Him, to ask Him to get me through my hard times, my battles, whatever.  I may face.  He is the friend, who will always be a friend.  He is the friend, that loves at all times.  Proverbs 17:17 King James.

I just had a sense right now, that God is always there.  That no matter what I go through, even when I feel very alone.  That I can go to Him.  I can ask, I can pray.  And sometimes, when I feel like He is not listening or there, He reminds me, He is with me, He will never leave or forsake me.

Why is my soul so downcast?  Why should I struggle?  I don’t have to, if I make the choice to always believe.  If I can just be content.  To know He is there….  I remind myself.  See, I go through it too.  But I know what to do, because He instructs me.

LET YOUR CONVERSATION BE WITHOUT COVETOUSNESS; AND BE CONTENT WITH SUCH THINGS AS YE HAVE:  FOR HE HATH SAID, I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE.  HEBREWS 13:5 King James. IMG_5110.jpeg

Something reassuring about that.  It ministers to my soul, just to read, it and write it.  What a beautiful promise.  See He does His part.  Sometimes we don’t see it. Maybe sin, or pride has stopped our blessings.  Unbelief.

These things, are, really our responsibility.  See, its your job to stir up your faith.

When you are trying to change the mood, or the spirit you are in.  Start worshipping God.  For the beauty of life.  For the beauty of sunshine.  For the times when it is good.  But don’t forget to do it, when it is cloudy weather.  How can you appreciate the sunshine, if you don’t see it is He who creates all seasons of life?

LET EVERY THING THAT HATH BREATH PRAISE THE LORD.  PRAISE YE THE LORD.  PSALM 150;6 King James.  

Praise Him!  For the snow, the storms, where you see His protection.  For every good and perfect gift you have.  From little things to big things.  Sure you may be going through a hard time, and I will not undermine that.  I don’t know.

But I do know, I have learned the hard way.  With many tears, sorrow, and hope has tried to leave my grasp.  Repentance, being humble coming before God, throwing away pride, will also start the process.  I just know, I have my part…

For, I do know there are things I have to do for myself, to change that “journey” of discouragement I may be in.  Praise and worship to my God, for who He is.  For His abilities.  I will not cheapen that.

And while I am being thankful I see that changes me first.  Then the circumstances change.  I have seen this time, and time again.  Just obeying God, makes a difference.  Even in how I deal with people, situations, my soul, my spirit, and so much more.

It is your job to believe.  Its your job, to trust Him.  Its your job to take good King James word, and claim His promises.  Why do I go on, and on about King James word? Because it is holy.  It is not corrupted or changed.  When you claim those other promises from other Bibles, they may sound nice, pretty, sugar coated.  But they are not what God has said.  So you are claiming something basically that has no power.  You need the power, of holy word.

Its your job to do everything in your own power, to obey God!  Do folks even understand the ramification of not obeying God?  Folks, it could be a matter of life, and death.  And this is too deep to analyze to get into understanding, but if we just obey, it goes well with us.

Fearing God, has always been the best remedy……IMG_5133.jpeg

COME AND HEAR, ALL YE THAT FEAR GOD, AND I WILL DECLARE WHAT HE HATH DONE FOR MY SOUL.  PSALM 66:16 King James.  

No matter what challenge you are going through, no matter what you go through alone.  Even if you feel abandoned, by anybody.  You are not alone.  Sometimes, all it takes is a moment where you get on your knees, bow down to the King of Kings, and just ask…..

Friends, don’t let go.  There is an enemy, who wants to steal your joy, make you doubt, kill, steal and destroy, your hope in God.  Don’t let him.  Learn to rebuke in the name of Jesus.  Put on your armor of God, do what you have to do that is right in the sight of God. And then see, as you submit to God, resist the enemy, he will flee.  Its a promise from God.  I know.

Faith….

Thats your job too….

Blessings, and love,

 

 

Elena Ramirez

HATING OTHERS MAKES YOU CRAZY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0069.jpegI like to watch people.  Sometimes I learn from them, as to what to do, and sometimes, I see what not to do, by what I see.  But what I have learned in observing people, is don’t follow anybody.  Because we all can make mistakes.

I don’t follow the crowd.  I follow Jesus….

I watch God, because His example is the greatest example to see.  When I think of Jesus, the first thing I think of which is the opposite of hate, is love.  He had so much of it.  He has this sweet spirit, that just attracts you to Him, because of His love.  His kindness, His compassion.  His sense of right and wrong.  Even His personality that has this soothing affect,  A calm, a sense of peace.  And to just be in His presence….IMG_1461.JPG

I feel like I am at a loss of words, trying to articulate Him, to describe Him, as I know my Lord, but the spirit of my Lord, is love, and it is hard to explain.  But in that love, I see nothing mean or ugly about him.  Nothing vindictive.  Nothing hateful.  All I see, is this love.  That is not silent.  But He can be….

We all look at God in our own way…..

But maybe thats just it, not everybody looks to God, as the example, and because of that, they have no true guidance of love.  Because He is the greatest example of love.  So much, that He gave His life, on the cross, so we could have eternal security.  In Him.  But those that do not know Christ, well they do hate.  It comes to them naturally.

So, when I see folks hate, I see something that takes over them, that frankly is kind of scary.   A sense of losing control.  Of self.  This to me, makes them crazy.

Hate….

BUT I KNOW YOU, THAT YE HAVE NOT THE LOVE OF GOD IN YOU.  JOHN 5:42 King James. 

Its not rocket science.  One can sometimes see, when folks either hate or love. Hate is ugly to me, but it seems to bring out a side of someone, that can make them lose control.  They say things, that they may not normally say.  They get angry, and something about hate, but they lose control.  Just observations…. but they go a little crazy.

Or some can go very, very crazy….

IMG_1473Sooner or later, this hate they have, consumes them.  Gee who knows why they hate so much?

Maybe something happened to them, where they got no resolution.  Maybe, they were wronged, and no one apologized, or maybe they just feel good hating.  Or taught to hate. Thats scary.  It may even be where they think to hate gives them power?  But hate makes them implode…

There is something very dark, foreboding, and black about a soul, who hates.  The darkness, hides the love that could be available, and they cannot see.  They do not stop to see with love.

Hmmmm…..

I don’t know.  All I know, is I don’t like how hate feels in me.  Oh I have disliked some folks, but I have never gone to the point of hating.  Even as a child, I would always catch myself.  To not think that mean, to be hateful.  I hope I never do.  Because then part of me, will lose the innocence, that I still hold onto.  I hold onto that innocence, of sorts, because it reminds me of being a child.  Of being in awe of beauty, there is nothing beautiful about a heart that hates.  Its all about self.

Love is different….

That child like feeling, that can look at something, and just react in love.  Even if it is pity.  Sure I get angry, I have been known to do so.  I think those that truly know me, know I have that side of me.  Sometimes, I am blunt, I can be harsh.  I can come on very strong.

But I don’t lose control.  Maybe sometimes I did.  Over react.  But still. To not get to the point, where you would think of hate.  To do something… to purposely hurt someone.  To inflict pain or sorrow. To use something you know about the person, to make them feel bad.  Or inferior, this is hate. But in that process, puffing yourself up.  Wow. That would be a point of no return in hate.  That scares me.

Hate seems to want some kind of justification.  Some kind of resolution.  But, to react with that energy, just does not seem to me, to bring out positive results.  How can it?

What brings on hate?  Jealousy?  Being unforgiving?  Resentment?  Bitterness, that enters the soul, that poisons someones thoughts?  Bad thoughts, that have been seed, but now taken root in the soul.

All by the way, that are characteristics of the enemy, of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

IF A MAN SAY, I LOVE GOD, AND HATETH HIS BROTHER, HE IS A LIAR:  FOR HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER WHOM HE HATH SEEN, HOW CAN HE LOVE GOD WHOM HE HATH NOT SEEN?   I JOHN 4:20  King James. P3110014.JPG

Have you ever noticed those who hate, and I am talking about the things that you see on social media, toward certain individuals, is so unkind?  Rude.  Demanding?  They seem to go a little crazy, to be honest.  There is no filter.  There is no moral code.  There is no sense of just being polite, or a sense to give someone the benefit of the doubt?

When I see some of these folks, they forget, what seems to be right or wrong.  They cannot see truth.  Truth could be staring them in the face, but this hate, seems to distort things, and they don’t see truth, they just want to see what they want to see.

Hate is a strange thing, yet there are things we are called to hate.  According to God.  Evil, is one of those things.  We are to hate evil.

YE THAT LOVE THE LORD, HATE EVIL:  HE PRESERVETH THE SOULS OF HIS SAINTS: HE DELIVERETH THEM OUT OF THE HAND OF THE WICKED.  PSALM 97:10  King James 

Hate to me, can lead to evil….

The remedy?  Jesus Christ.  Seeking He who is love. Repentance, a soul searching to see, the poison in one self.  I believe hate, can be turned into love.  If we take heed to the King James scriptures.  The commandments the law of love.  To love God, to love one another, to forgive.

AND THIS COMMANDMENT HAVE WE FROM HIM, THAT HE WHO LOVETH GOD LOVE HIS BROTHER ALSO.  I JOHN 4:21 King James.   

Going to God, can show us that hate, so we no longer are ruled by that spirit of hate.  But by the spirit of love.  The enemy of God, hates us.  So sadly, you don’t want to see it, but expect it.  Christ told us.  Sad that more Christians don’t see this, or practice it.  Because I have seen many Christians, hating even others.  That they have called a brother or sister in Christ.  That is a Pharisee spirit, in my estimation.

MARVEL NOT, MY BRETHREN IF THE WORLD HATE YOU.  WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE, BECAUSE WE LOVE THE BRETHREN.  HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROHTER ABIDETH IN DEATH.  WHOSOEVER HATETH HIS BROTHER IS A MURDERER: AND YE KNOW THAT NO MURDERER HATH ETERNAL LIFE ABIDING IN HIM. I JOHN 3:13-15 King James

The enemy hates when he sees Jesus in our hearts.  When we walk in love.  Because it reminds him, God had the upper hand, and actually kicked him out of the Kingdom of God, and he knows his destination is hell.  Maybe thats why the devil hates.  But either way,  that should teach us all something.  Don’t hate.

Remember we do not come against flesh and blood, but against principalities.  When I see hate in someone, I feel sad for them, because the enemy, has invaded their soul, with hate.  It becomes a struggle for them, this hate, they feel.  But it has taught me, to walk away.  Because whether they know it or not, they are in a spirit of evil.

FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULES OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.  EPHESIANS 6:12 King James.  
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Maybe I don’t hate, because God has always shown me love.  In a world, where many have not.  Where many have not cared.  Where I have seen hate.  Even in those that I loved.  But something, within my soul, my spirit, said, don’t learn that….don’t hate.

Just My Thoughts, today.

Let us practice walking in love, as Christ did.  He is our greatest example.  The only way we can do that is by totally giving our hearts to Christ.  Ensuring our salvation.  Repenting, starting over…..

 

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

CLAIMING GODS PROMISES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0372.jpegWhen I tell you to claim Gods promises, I don’t want this to be a flippant thought, that so many do, as they “Name it and Claim it.”  Without considering who they are approaching, to receive.  Yes, Jesus taught us, ask in His name, you will receive.

But learn who God is first.  Learn about what pleases Him.  Start from the beginning, even when it comes to understanding sin.  How He gave Adam and Eve life, but they sinned, and so the original plan He had for mankind was changed because of that.  He had to change the plan.  Look at it carefully.

But, I know He wanted us first to consider the thought, of life, and life abundantly.  In HIM.  Yes we can have life on earth, abundantly, as well.  But there is another life, and that is the life you must also look to get, thats life, after earth. More specifically, after you die.

This is where your soul, will go, when you die.  Will it be with God, or will it be sent to hell?  You have to see that.  Your choices, make that difference, and this is a promise from God.  That you better not play with, while you are on earth. IMG_2032

See, what many fail to tell us, is that in order to have any kind of abundant life, you must go through some things to understand, how precious life is, to begin with.  You must learn to honor life, and honor what God has given us.  Or it means nothing.

You cannot go through life, without respecting, Gods creation, including our own, in the womb.  You have to see, in order to even be in a position to receive Gods promises, you do have to seek the great Promise Keeper Himself, that is God, through, Jesus Christ.

You will need the Holy Spirit for that….

Claiming Gods promises.  There are so many of them.  There are times, I need a word, and I look in my King James Bible, and it is as if God has directed me to a certain verse, an anointed, and holy scripture, and the word comes alive to me.

I really don’t know how people, can survive, by rejecting God.  Or His promises.

I look at my life, and I look at how lost I was, as a kid, a young woman, but falling through the cracks of my own life, made me seek God.

I was desperate.  I won’t deny that.  I was lost, broken, abused, and nobody could care less.  And those that did care, well like my family, did not really know the difference sadly, to help guide me.

I never blame anybody for the mistakes I made, or the choices I made.  I don’t even blame God.  I know as soon as I began to seek His promises, and seek Him, I began to see a difference in my own life.

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FOR YE HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE, THAT, AFTER YE HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD, YE MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE.  HEBREWS 10:36  KJV. 

Sometimes, it takes a whole life time, to see that, but the point, I hope to make here, is please seek God, and His promises.  You will never, ever regret it.

HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER: (WHICH IS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT WITH PROMISE;) EPHESIANS 6:2  KJV.  

Why do I mention this here, because there were times, I did not honor my mom.  And I know, that was part of my problem.  I don’t blame her, but sometimes, its hard, when you have parents, well who may not agree with you.  But still I learned, to try and love her, and do right by her.  But this is a promise.  Nonetheless….

So I tell you.  Embrace His word, embrace His promises.  Never give up on Him, or the things He promises.  Believe Him, when He says things.  He is not mocked.  And there is a price to pay for mocking Him.  In this perverted disobedience. Read Galatians 6:7.  King James.

Yesterday, I saw a comment from someone on social media, who said, they were giving up on God.  They were at the end of their rope.  They said God did not care, and God was not answering their prayers.

I tried to offer some insight, as to what I know about God answering prayers, and as blunt as I am, I just told him, to hold on, to trust God.  I told Him, God tests us, and tries us.  We are even to test and try others.  But I tried to emphasize so he could probably gain some insight, is to check and see if sin was there.

This is something, we all need to know about God, and that is if sin is there, He will not answer us.  He keeps His own word.  Psalms 66:18 proves this.

IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART, THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME.IMG_4114.jpg  

So repentance, always has to be front and center, with us, and we must have humble trusting hearts, that must be in a position to believe.  If we want answers to prayers.  If we want to grow, if we want to please God.

THE LORD IS NOT SLACK CONCERNING HIS PROMISE, AS SOME MEN COUNT SLACKNESS; BUT IS LONGSUFFERING TO USWARD, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE.  II PETER 3:9  KJV.  

Repentance has worked for me.  In fact, I like to do it daily.  Its like taking a shower.  It has worked for me.  I guess, that’s why when He does not answer prayers for me immediately, I have learned, I have to ask; what am I doing?  Sometimes, I have to do some soul searching, and ask God to guide me, so I don’t sin, against Him.  By repenting. See those promises, He makes are very clear, and people, I have noticed, sometimes, look for loop holes to sin.  Don’t do that you will regret it. Your salvation is not a license to sin. Don’t take what Christ did on the cross for you, for granted.

THAT YE BE NOT SLOTHFUL, BUT FOLLOWERS OF THEM WHO THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE INHERIT THE PROMISES.  HEBREWS 6:12  KJV.

One in particular, with many, is they reject law.  And I just know, that I know.  God is a legal God.  There are so many promises in this area, concerning the law.  His law.  But I attribute many Christians not knowing law, or what God says about it, because they may be using watered down bibles. Remember the only law we are free from is the law of sin and death, found in Romans 8:2.  Not Gods commandments.

Always use a King James for the anointing, the holiness, but to hear Gods true promises.  Because if you don’t you are using something corrupted, by someone, and its not always the same meaning.

This verse, is a promise from but it talks about those who should have known better, but they disregarded it.  One could miss it, but it’s there.  Its a promise.

THEY KEPT NOT THE COVENANT OF GOD, AND REFUSED TO WALK IN HIS LAW.  Psalm 78:10  KJV.  

How this must grieve God.  Sometimes, I wonder how He has patience with us, but He does, if we truly seek Him, and actually try to obey.  It takes time.  But I have learned so much from God, and His promises.

IMG_3291.jpgI know that someday, I will stand before Him, we all will.  I never want to hear, I never knew you.  And thats a promise, He makes, in His word for those who rejected, trying to know Him, or His promises.

AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU:  DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY.  Matthew 7:23.  KJV. 

See, that verse mentions sin again, or iniquity.  He is a holy God.  And we cannot even think to approach Him, or claim His promises, even in knowing Him, if we don’t try to get to His promises.

It takes time, and I could go on and on, about His promises.  But He does keep them.  I look for that in people too, but if sin is there between you and them, don’t expect holiness.  Or truth, or honesty.

AND SO, AFTER HE HAD PATIENTLY ENDURED, HE OBTAINED THE PROMISE.  HEBREWS 6:15 KJV.

I always try to extend grace, because I know I am a sinner.  But one thing I have learned, even other Christians, don’t understand this about His promises, even in loyalty.

Be loyal to God in your search for His promises.  Prove to God, you want to be trustworthy as well.  Seek Him, claim His promises.  But seek His face, not His hand.  Yes there are promises for prosperity, but if thats your only goal, in seeking Him, well you may not find those answers, because your heart is not right.

Again, you, and only you, can get your heart in a position, to receive Gods promises.  Its up to you, if you want to bear fruit in Christ.  It is up to you, to finally get fed up, with the promises of the world, that leave you with nothing. But with God, you can bear fruit, you can see the differences.

There are so many promises.  From God, all you have to do is search, and pray, repent.  Make sure your relationship with Christ is in tact.  It is not religion, folks.  Its relationship.  Religion, is rules, regulations, traditions, rituals, made by men and groups.  And lets just be honest, people make mistakes.  But God does not.  He keeps His promises.  People do not.oVVGLhJKTo6LVp1ubRxVEg

AND IF YE BE CHRIST’S THEN ARE YE ABRAHAM’S SEED, AND HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE.  GALATIANS 3:29  KJV.

Hope this blesses you today.

 

 

In Christ, Elena Ramirez

 

 

DON’T GIVE THE ENEMY A LEGAL RIGHT TO ATTACK YOU ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0943.jpegI don’t think many folks, understand this, but I feel like the Lord, is bringing it to my attention to write about.

Do you give the enemy a legal right to attack you?  Do you allow sin, in your life?  Do you not repent, when you do slip up?  Are your words you speaking opening doors, to the enemy?  Do you watch things on television, that are spiritual, but not from God?  There are many reasons, why you could be spiritually attacked.  But you have to see.

See, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  None of us, are beyond the temptations of the enemy.  Even the best of us.

But if you purposely, disobey God.  If you walk out of love.  If you, steal, lie and cheat, cut corners, thinking you are “blessing” yourself, you are bringing in curses.  If you hurt someone, to have vengeance.  That is not of God. And there is more…. I am sure.

Why do you think I fear God?  Because I know, if His spirit departs, from me, I know, I am opened to the attacks of the enemy.  And not only does that grieve me, because His love, His fellowship, is the sweetest thing I have.  But it opens doors to the enemy.

And I know God fights my battles, when I am close to Him.  When I repent.  When I walk in Love.  When I don’t take the bait from the enemy to sin.  See, his goal is to deceive any of us.  To take our crowns.  To lose grace with God.

Now there are many reasons, spiritually, why things can go bad.  And do bad things happen to good people?  I won’t specifically answer that, because none is good.  But, I think of Job.  From my King James bible.  He was a good man, but he suffered greatly.  But he was tested by God.  And sometimes, the tests God places in front of us, determines, whether or not, we give the enemy a “legal” right to attack.  Or if God will bless us….hmmm.

If you know, you are doing everything in your own power, to submit to God, and you are resisting the enemy, yes, you could be in a position, where God is going to test you.

SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD.  RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.  JAMES 4:7  KING JAMES.  

The enemy, wants you to fail, to fall, to use you, as a matter of fact.  Don’t take the bait.  Don’t give the enemy, a legal right to attack you.  He wants to take your crown.

Grace does not always cover these things folks!  God is a legal God, and when folks, abuse His law, they do not understand, grace will not cover it.  This is why I get so upset when Christian leaders, do not teach this.  Gods law, needs to be acknowledged, respected, and kept!  There are consequences.  This is breaking Gods law, and this is where many give the enemy a legal right!

You cannot be forgiven for something, you did long ago, if you do not repent now!

I see, folks, who have done things for the enemy.  Publicly, they do wickedly, and like the scripture says, there is no peace to the wicked.

ISAIAH 57:21 KING JAMES.  THERE IS NO PEACE, SAITH MY GOD, TO THE WICKED.  

And they have no peace.  And when they try and get back to God, they don’t understand, about repentance.  They don ‘t understand, about not doing wicked things.  Why?  Because they have no knowledge, no understanding, of what God expects.  And they can only get it from a King James bible, but instead, they use something that has been corrupted.  And it is part truth, part lie, and they cannot get delivered.  This is why, time, and time, again, I recommend a King James bible.

So if you are going through a test, or the enemy, is attacking you.  Make sure you are doing all you can to serve God.  To do what’s right.  To avoid strife.  To walk in love.  To be honest.  To not hurting others.  Be careful with the acquaintances, friends, you do keep company with.  Make sure, you are praying.  Submitting to God.  Make sure your word is good.  Put on the armor of God.  Study the armor, from Ephesians 6, a King James chapter, and plead the blood of Jesus.

PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL.  EPHESIANS 6:11 KJV. 

Rebuke the enemy.  In the name of Jesus, as you plead the blood of Jesus.  Tell the Lord, to fight your battles.  He will.  Claim those scriptures.  Look them up, from a concordance, or a good bible app.

Do not ever, ever, let go of Gods hand.  Trust Him.  Speak your faith, to Him, and to others.  Don’t be silent.  Don’t give place to the enemy, by not speaking your faith.

Repent daily folks.  I recommend it, like an apple a day, that keeps the doctor away.  See we blow it, sometimes, we get out of love, we can open that door more then we know.  So repent….

You have to see, and know according to King James scripture, what pleases God.  Or you will be judged, and also face consequences, because we do reap what we sow.  I know this.  God will help you, but you have your own part, in fighting a good fight of faith, with love.  By yes, submitting to God.

Don’t give the enemy a legal right.  It could be a generational curse as well.  You have to break it, by getting close to God, and if you have to repent of that, do it!

“Return to Sender”; the curses back to the enemy…..

Hope this helps, stay close to God my friends, our Lord Jesus.  But whatever you do, friends, be mindful to try and please God.  To walk right.

To not abuse your salvation.  It is so precious, that our Lord, died for us, on the cross, and suffered for our sins, so the enemy, would not have that “legal” right to attack.

Feel free to share this link, you may help someone.

 

Elena Ramirez

UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPIRITUALISM AND MENTAL ILLNESS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_1116.jpgFirst of all, as my disclaimer:

I am not a psychiatrist, I am not in the business, of telling anybody, why they have a mental illness.

But, I am someone who has learned so much from God.  And I have seen things in the spirit realm that have taught me, there is a connection between spiritualism and mental illness.  Or the battle in the mind.  The sense of no peace, the challenge of being stable.  Or unstable.  

It comes from two sources.  And you have to see this from the perspective of your own spirit.  Either good or evil.  God or the devil.  And the foundation of your mental health, will be determined by your spiritual health.  

Who rules your spirit? This is the question, you most definitely need to ask yourself.  To find out yourself within, who rules your soul?  Because this will determine your behavior, and your motives, your mental health, by your spiritualism.  

By the choices you make, with God, or the devil.  You have no other choice.  You may think you do, but it will always result from the consequences, of the choice to believe in God.  Or the enemy.  

By your choice….this is always a choice.  But the principles are in place, and will determine “fruit.”

To obey God, to take His commandments, His law to heart.  To fear God, to depart from evil, and to submit to God.  Or to give into the devil.  To disobey God.  With Temptations, disbelief, etc.  See the difference. 

Scripture tells us, “submit” to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  That key word, is “submitting” to God.  Until you do, you will have that battle in the mind.  See the enemy is a spirit of confusion.  He is known to come, kill, steal, and destroy.  He is a mocker.  He is jealous, he was of God, so he is also jealous if you try and make God your Lord and savior.  He wants to steal the glory from God.  

SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD.  RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.  JAMES 4:7.  KJV.  

So, if you do not believe in God, you will be tossed to and fro.  That spirit, will dominate you, and your behavior, so that you may do things that are not kind, good, or even healthy for yourself.  The spirit, will lead you to do things, that are evil.  To even think evil.  You may have not acted on those thoughts, but they are there, and that is sin.  For lack of a better word.  So that will dictate to you, and control you, in what you do.  

THAT WE HENCEFORTH BE NO MORE CHILDREN, TOSSED 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 the above scripture, reinforces what I am always saying about doctrine, because other bible versions are corrupt.  And it deceives.  You will be tossed to and fro, even if you think you are safe, your not, because your word is corrupt, if you use these fake versions.  

If a person, is totally submitted to Christ.  Even by the word they choose in a King James.  Wanting to obey God, fearing God of consequences of sin, prayerful, in a relationship, the spirit, of God, will lead.  There will be no mental illness.  

FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM?  BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.  I CORINTHIANS 2:16  KJV.  

I don’t care what people think or try to dictate to me, I know the difference.  They have not walked in my shoes.  They may mock.  But God is not mocked, and they will reap that.  But I know, I have had my part, to try and please God.  To pray, to obey Him, His commandments.  To love….

You see, I was lost.  When I was lost that spirit, of the devil led me, and I made so many mistakes in judgment, and in my own personal life.  My moral code, was damaged, because I did not submit to God.  I actually had no moral code.  Or fear of God. Concerning consequences on earth, or if I had died.  And that is a very dangerous place to be.  Because we will all stand before God.  Hell is real.  Hell on earth is just as real.  I thank Him and praise Him that He saved me, taught me.  

But when God found me, and I recall the night, I had a revelation of who Christ was.  I submitted to God.  For your own revelation, think of what Christ did for you on that cross.  

Now you cannot, be partial in this, and just say you believe in God.  Because scripture tells us, even the devil believes in God. 

The key is totally giving your heart, life, mind, soul to God, so you can grow spiritually.  So you can have peace.  Scripture also tells us, that there is no peace to the wicked.  

Begin by repenting.  Even if you don’t think you have done anything wrong.  This cleans the slate.  Be humble in the sight of God.  Ask God to forgive you.  Even for unbelieving.   This is why I actually believe in daily repentance.  Because we can sin, even unknowingly.  and we all do sin, folks, and come short of the glory of God.  Our works, can be filthy rags….

The way to enrich your mind, is get a King James bible.  As you know, I do not support any other bible.  Because they are corrupted.  Exactly what the enemy wants you to do, so you get static.  You get part truth, part lie.  You will not grow, until you change your word.  And you may have a battle in the mind, until you do.

Stay away from things or situations, that feed your spirit.  Like evil movies.  Evil books, anything that can plant seeds of evil, or doubt in your mind.  Stay away from evil people.  Toxic people. 

You have to have the mind set, to want to please God.  And when you do you will be released, your eyes will be opened, and you can begin the process of healing mentally, because you are healing spiritually.  

If I start to watch a movie, or read a book, that I know has evil spiritualism, I put it away from me.  You don’t want to tempt yourself.  

And you don’t want to let in spirits, that have been cleansed back into your soul.  They will come in worse, in greater capacity, that is not great for your soul.  

THEN GOETH HE, AND TAKETH WITH HIMSELF SEVEN OTHER SPIRITS MORE WICKED THEN HIMSELF, AND THEY ENTER IN AND DWELL THERE:  AND THE LAST STATE OF THAT MAN IS WORSE THAN THE FIRST.  EVEN SO SHALL IT BE ALSO UNTIL THIS WICKED GENERATION.  MATTHEW 12:45  KJV.

The bottom line is, to be in fear of God, by choosing His Holy spirit, to guide you.  So, you can be healed mentally.  I truly believe that.  With all my heart.  See you fear God, so you don’t have to have fear in the mind of something or someone else.  Thats the key:

FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.  II TIMOTHY 1:7.  KJV. 

I always recommend, finding help, if you are in that desperate place.  But God will help you, if you seek Him.  And I hope you find your way, take this to heart.  Because Christ, is the way, the truth, and life.  Read John 14:6 from a King James.  

Feel free to share this post, you might help someone, see why they act the way they do.  You might save a soul.   

Blessings, in Christ, Elena Ramirez