MY EXPLANATION OF SALVATION (GIVING MY HEART TO CHRIST) ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Gee, as I look at this photo of my tulips, to say it even in a word or two.  

Its New Life.  I do have it.  I know it….I have been born again. 

I had a dream this morning, before waking up, and it inspired me to write this.  I was involved in a conversation with someone, who was arguing about Christianity.

This person, went on and on, about how she was turned off with Christians, with the hypocrisy, with pastors, that only wanted her money, and I understood, her concerns.  And she shared more.

So I shared with her….Because I know God was on the line listening……

Frankly.

So I started to explain to her, what my salvation meant to me, since, I am a seasoned Christian.  So, I am writing it here.

But I started explaining to her, what has happened in the process.  I hope I can express it here, as well for your benefit.  Perhaps, you don’t see the need for it, perhaps, it seems like a fantasy, as many have told me, but it is not, it really is more.

And I hope to God and pray, that I can articulate it in a way, that makes sense, but that does not complicate it, because to be honest, the plan of Gods salvation, just really comes down to believing, repenting, and obeying God, with prayer.  Reading good King James word.  I fell in love with God.  But I did not fall, if that makes sense.

Its not hard, because there is something that God does, because well HE IS GOD, but He is a gentleman, He does not control us, or make us do anything.  So I have to say that at first.  Because I have a hard time with control myself.

But let me explain a bit, and share some of my testimony as well, to build a foundation.

See, years ago, I was a very lost young woman.  I was very, very lonely.  I lived in an environment, to be honest, with my mother, who was not a gracious person, to be that honest.  She was a very suspicious person, and she was hard to get a long with, and I don’t want to be disrespectful to her memory, but she and I could not reason with each other.  To get results.

I rebelled.  Which made it worse, as I look at it.  But in any event, it sort of made me jump out of the frying pan, into the fire.  And I got burned.

I got burned in the sense, that since, I did not have good role models, or understanding from some, that I had no one to go to.  I was very misguided.  And then rebellious.  Not a good combination.

I started looking for love, and comfort in the wrong places.  And it grieves me, to even look back on that, and so I won’t get into details.  But I made a lot of mistakes, in searching.  And I think we all can do that.  Because there is a space in our souls, our hearts, our beings, that just needs to be nurtured, and fulfilled.  When we don’t find it, we begin substituting things, for something, to be honest that only God can fulfill.  With His love, because He is love.  I John 4:16 KJV.

Well, I made a lot of mistakes.  A lot of bad calls.  A lot of sins!  I was in the wrong company.  I was doing things that were not healthy for my spirit, but for my physical being as well.  I was used by some, and abused.  Not a good feeling, to admit here, but it’s true.  I was a very trusting soul.  No longer.

Anyway, when I finally hit bottom, and I hit hard.  I realized, I did not want to live that way any more.  I cried out to God.  I had an experience, that was sort of out of body, but very spiritual in the sense, that I sensed good and evil.  But the evil was winning, and that scared me.  (Go to my main page, and look at my testimony.  It will give more detail.)

Anyway….

I realized my soul was at stake.  I think I was close to death.  And I saw evil, mocking me, and laughing at me, and I did not like, that something was controlling me.  It was a spirit of the enemy, and I am funny about things like that even with my rebellion from my mother, but I don’t like control.  From anything, or anybody.  Substances like cigarettes as well, controlled me, and I thought to myself, I don’t like having to have a cigarette, just because it controls my cravings.  So that’s one place where I started.  I cleaned up.  I got sober real quick too.

Mama, had said that she had quit smoking, by asking God for help.  She asked him to take the desire away.  He did, mama was a good woman, though she was very hurt, very broken.  I won’t take that from my mama.  She was very, very protective, in the sense that she was controlling.  But she loved me.  And I never experienced any kind of abuse from someone else who could have been in the house, because she was lonely.  From a sexual pervert.  You get my drift.  Mama took care of me.  It was hard. She could have easily brought a man in the home to be her comfort, but she did not, I was the priority.

Anyway, back to my testimony.  So when I asked God to take the desire of cigarettes away from me too, it happened.  The desire left, and very easily.  I was not one of these people, who struggled, or who had issues of craving, it just left, and I have not smoked since then.  My goodness it has been over 45 years, at least.  Anyway….

So when I saw that, I began understanding the principles of obeying God.  I began understanding, His ways, because I began searching for Him.  To please Him.  To not try and compromise His ways, because I have learned throughout the years, obedience is the key to ensuring my salvation.

I don’t take for granted, what Christ did for me on the cross.  I have had many experiences, too many to even point out here, but God has always been there for me.  Always.  Instructing me, coaxing me, teaching me, His ways.  Protecting me, from dangerous situations.  And if something negative has happened to me, it has been because of my lack of good judgement, but I never blame God for my mistakes.

Anyway, how can I put all this in just one post?  All I can say, is I do know God!

I am not brainwashed, I am soul washed.  I believe in daily repentance.  I also believe in just trusting God, even when things are tough.  I will never, ever let go of God, no matter how hard things can be, and they have been.  See, if I let go, that would be my safety net, and I don’t want to eliminate something that offers me spiritual security, that could even also affect my physical being.  God has protected me, sent angels to guide me, loved me.  When no one else would.  So no, I never have problems with my faith.  When I have, I realized it was my job, to start working on that.  And yes, works build up faith.  Look up the King James scripture, faith without works is dead.  In fact, memorize it, because it ticks me off, when folks, undermine works.

FOR AS THE BODY WITHOUT THE SPIRIT IS DEAD, SO FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD ALSO.  JAMES 2:26  KJV. 

This is why I do get ticked off, when someone mocks my Christianity, my faith, my belief.  Because God Himself has saved me, and cared, and loved me, when no one else would.  They have not walked in my shoes.  How dare they mock this!  (Sorry, I am venting.  Lol.)

He sent me my husband, which is a miracle in itself.  And I have a family.  With him, and our son.  Finances, are always provided for.  I don’t look for Gods hand, I look to His face.  Its a relationship folks.  One that I honor, and I want to be loyal to.  In fact it has taught me to be loyal to others, because He is loyal to me, and I am loyal to Him.

I take to heart what my King James bible says.  It says to love Him, to love others, and to forgive.  I try.  I fail sometimes, but I get back up and try.

He has healed me, spiritually, and physically many times.  Jeremiah 17:14 KJV is another testimony of His healing.  Because I prayed it, and I pray His holy word.

I am growing on the vine, and I am producing fruit.  I see it, after years, of searching for Him, and He has used me, to be a light, for Christ.  I have over 300 posts just here, that I have written, for His glory.  In fact, in the future, well they will be more available…..and thats all I will say for now.

All I know, to conclude this, to wrap this up a bit.  Is, I don’t worry about when I leave this earth.  I know heaven will be my home.  I know, Christ, will greet me, when my soul leaves this body.  I am not perfect.  I am not holier than thou.  I am just someone, who was so broken, and lost, but He came and saved me.  He came, and taught me.  He held me.  I realize we all sin, and we all come short of His glory, so I want to be careful about judging.  But I know we are called to warn, as Ezekiel 33 KJV tells us, and that includes warning the righteous too, and I hope part of my message here is to warn you. don’t play with your salvation.  Make it right with God.  Fear Him.

But I know I have my part, and this is where some, misunderstand, but they don’t know God is a legal God.  When I hear messages, that shun, or undermine the law.  His laws. I shudder.  Because they are doing a disservice.  God did not flip flop from the old testament, to the New Testament.  He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The only law we are free from, is the law of sin and death.  Not HIS COMMANDMENTS!

FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.  ROMANS 8:2.  KING JAMES.  

I fear God.  And thats not taught either.  He does test us sometimes.  And when He does, He usually is silent….

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

BUT HE KNOWETH THE WAY THAT I TAKE:  WHEN HE HATH TRIED ME, I SHALL COME FORTH AS GOLD.  JOB 23:10  KJV.  

See, there are consequences, to what we do on this earth, and I think its stupid, yes, I will be blunt.  Its stupid, to not embrace His plan of salvation.  Its stupid to think you have a license to sin.  And it will deceive you.

It is not complicated.  He is just trying to have a relationship with us.  But He has his ways, and He is not mocked.  His ways are of excellence.  He does not compromise on that.

Boy if I could hammer that one, I would, because so many in our world, mock Him.  Mock Christianity.  And they think they can get away with the dirty ugly deeds that they do, and they won’t.  There will be a price to pay.  Galatians 6:7 King James.  You know what to do….

See, Christ died on the cross for us, to take that penalty of sin away.  But if you mock it, if you ignore it, well you do your own soul a disservice.  You become your own enemy.  You let the enemy deceive you.  Because he knows his soul is bound for hell, but he wants to take as many with him, as possible.

But Christ, makes a way.  He is the way, the truth, and life.  Read it from a King James.  John 14:6.  See, I want you to search, His truths, thats what I did, and do.  Don’t just take my word for it, I challenge you to find the truth yourself.  Do not get lazy in your Christianity.  And then share it with others.

I just cannot understand, why folks would deny the plan of salvation.  Maybe they don’t understand it.  Maybe they have seen so many hypocritical Christians, that they think, I don’t want that.  I don’t blame them.  Neither do I.  In fact, the most pain, or hurt was from Christians that I trusted, and loved.  So no I understand. Perfectly.

But when you give your heart to Christ, you begin a relationship.  See, He does not lie.  He keeps His word.  He is not a man, that could do that.  So thats why getting to know Him, and what He says is so important.  This is why I constantly reiterate, and bring up using a King James bible, because it is His voice, not a man, who changed the word, to understand.  Because God gives you the understanding if you search for Him in a King James.  It is His voice, and to another, I will not follow.

MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME.  JOHN 10:27  KJV.  

AND A STRANGER WILL THEY NOT FOLLOW, BUT WILL FLEE FROM HIM:  FOR THEY KNOW NOT THE VOICE OF STRANGERS.  JOHN 10:5 KJV. 

Its not religion folks.  Remember this.  Religion is rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups.  They make mistakes, we see it all the time.  And I won’t name them.  By their religion.  But I don’t trust men, or people, (religion) for my salvation, or even to minister to me any more.  Sad huh?  No, I go to the source God Himself, and no one can comfort me, or teach me, instruct me, like He can.

So no, I have just learned, and maybe the hard way, that has produced fruit, is that its so important to build that relationship with God.  He did His part, and all I have to do is trust and obey.  Fear Him, because there will be consequences.  Don’t get in hot water, even though it can clean you up, and live for Him, because He died for me, and you.

I just know if I had not made that decision years ago, I probably would be dead, because I was on that path.  Sometimes, you have to stop at those cross roads, and look and see, and choose the old path, because if you choose the wide path, well, its a path that leads straight to hell.

THUS SAITH THE LORD, STAND YE IN THE WAYS, AND SEE, AND ASK FOR THE OLD PATHS.  WHERE IS THE GOOD WAY, AND WALK THEREIN, AND YE SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.  BUT THEY SAID, WE WILL NOT WALK THEREIN.  JEREMIAH 6:16 KJV.

Anyway, if I feel led to add more here I will, but for now, I just hope you make it right with Christ.  Heres a small prayer of salvation, if it will help.

Father, I know I am a sinner, and I come to you on my knees, humble.  Knowing Lord, I do not deserve your mercy, but I pray for it anyway.  I repent of my sins, sins, that I have known not to be right, but also for sins, I have no idea what was right or wrong in your sight.  Secret sins, I bring them to your throne, and repent.  I accept Christ as my Lord and savior.  I know He went to the cross, suffered, and died for me, to have this gift.  This gift of salvation.  It makes me sad, to know my sins, put Him on that cross.  But I am so thankful.  I don’t know if I can ever produce fruit for you, but I want to make sure my soul, has a place to go when I leave this earth, and when those books of life, are opened, I want the record to reflect that I knew you, and you knew me, and I made it right with you.  Lord, I just ask that you break the chains of bondage off of me.  Those things that have separated me from you.  Those things, that you consider as sin.  Spiritual curses.  Maybe even generational curses.  Take them off of me, by the blood of Jesus, I plead.  Change my heart.  Give me love, and help me to know you and love you.  Help me to love others too Lord.  Lord, I ask for life abundantly in Christ, because He died for me.  Help me Lord, I want to make it all right with you.  And have peace from now until the time, I stand before you. In Jesus name.  Amen.

Friend, if you prayed that prayer, I hope you document the date, and start growing on the vine with Christ.  You will make mistakes, but keep running to His throne.  We all do, but when we are wise enough to take things to heart, be accountable to Him, and yes others, we grow.  And thats what it is all about.

THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED.  ROMANS 10:9  KJV.  

Its your responsibility to keep the relationship going.  He did His part.  Do yours!

Never, ever be ashamed of Him.  It takes courage, to do so, but I won’t hide my light.  In fact, God gives me a boldness to confront things, because I acknowledge Him, and His ways, His truth, through Jesus.  And I know if I am ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of me, when I stand before Him, and His angels.

WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME AND OF MY WORDS IN THIS ADULTEROUS AND SINFUL GENERATION; OF HIM ALSO SHALL THE SON OF MAN BE ASHAMED, WHEN HE COMETH IN THE GLORY OF HIS FATHER WITH THE HOLY ANGELS.  MARK 8:38  KJV.  

I hope my thoughts here, kind of explain, about salvation, and how it affected me.  But just know, you will have your own testimony, your own story to tell others, to say, LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE FOR ME.  

It may be different, but you will start to see the difference, slowly perhaps, but you will see fruit, from God.  You will see the cleansing.  You will see your mind changed.  Things that you once desired, will repulse you, because the Holy Spirit, will quicken you.  I used to cuss so much, but thats one thing He took away from me too.  I get disgusted, when I see profanity.  Gee there are so many words to choose from in His truth, and a dictionary.    I learned, I am the temple of the living God….

This is true….

Oh well, all I know, is I am changed.  And I give Him glory for it.  And I thank Him, for my salvation.  What a gift, what a blessing.  It is Love.  Its my reassurance, in a world that does not offer that.  But He does.

Blessings, and love,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

THINKING HEALTHY THOUGHTS IN CHRIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4836.jpegThinking healthy thoughts in Christ, has always been my goal, as I write even here, “Elena’s Just My Thoughts.”

FOR AS HE THINKETH IN HIS HEART, SO IS HE……Proverbs 23:7 KJV.

And sometimes, well you have to define your goals.  You have to see, first of all what are your goals based on.  Where do you get your information, to think upon?

See, its great to have a goal, but if the goal, is not Christ centered, you could go wrong.

And my husband and I were just chatting about some of the Christians we knew in our lifetime.  Who claimed they were Christians, but they had the ways of the world.  We saw it in their goals, or the lack thereof.

We have seen some things that shocked us, to be truthful.  By some. And we saw these things now and then throughout our lifetime.  In churches, and some personal relationships.  Not all. But, in just growing, or trying to understand life.  Or human behavior.

We concluded, that many we did see did not have the fear of God, to do some of the things they did, or the desire to have the mind of Christ.

They did not see, that the goal should always be to have the “mind” of Christ.

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.

P1010024.jpegSure, there was a hallelujah, praise the Lord, time, we saw sometimes.  But when it came right down to it, their fruit did not always reveal Christ.  And I want to be gentle here, because yes there were times we saw it, but there were times we did not.

And in those times. We did not. It really did not reveal an obedience to God, to want to obey God, in what He teaches us.

In keeping His commandments, and laws.  By walking in love, by forgiving.  And so much more.  For, we are told, in KJV scripture, you will know them by their fruit.

WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM.  MATTHEW 7:20  KJV.

And not to judge, again being gentle, because I realize I also sin, and can sin, even daily by my own thoughts, and come short of the glory of God.  Yet scripture also says, we are to have righteous judgment.  So I need to find the balance.

A FALSE BALANCE IS ABOMINATION TO THE LORD:  BUT A JUST WEIGHT IS HIS DELIGHT.  PROVERBS 11:1.  KJV.

Thinking constantly, toxic or negative, pessimistic thoughts, will get you off balance.  You have to have a good balance.  I pray to balance my thoughts, so it does please God.  Repenting, daily, in obedience, helps me keep the slate clean.  But, it made me realize, we can think unhealthy thoughts, by what we do, and may even think.  We can justify it, because we are Christians.  And I think many Christians think it’s o.k. to be who they are, but they don’t try to get the mind of Christ.  This is really important.

SEARCH ME, O GOD, AND KNOW MY HEART:  TRY ME, AND KNOW MY THOUGHTS…..Psalms 139:23  KJV.IMG_0136

But there should always be a goal, to please God.  There should always be a goal, to fear God, in even what we think.  Because God sees everything.  We can forget that now and then.

Now concerning these folks we were thinking about, we loved them.  But the love was not returned always.  And it just made us think, about how much, one has to continue to seek God, no matter what.

We cannot be people pleasers, but we must always have a spirit, to want to please God.

And you cannot do that, if your thoughts are unhealthy.  Life is hard sometimes, and sometimes, you have to look at a situation, and say how did I handle that?  Was it Christ like, or was it like the ways of the world?

Now nobody is perfect, and I myself, I know my flaws.  I really want to be humble as I write this, in the sight of God, I pray, I don’t have a big old plank of wood in my eye.

AND WHY BEHOLDEST THOU THE MOTE THAT IS IN THEY BROTHERS EYE, BUT CONSIDEREST NOT THE BEAM THAT IS IN THINE OWN EYE.  Matthew 7:3  KJV

But, I know where I can be weak.  I know where I can be harsh, or angry, and some folks may look at that as well, and judge me, and say, that is not Christ like.  And there may be some truth to it.  I have to admit that, and not have pride in that matter.  But I realize, I need to bring it always to the obedience of Christ.  Love always has to be front and centered, because that is what Christ said, we would be known by and that is love.  Read John 13:35  KJV.

P3110114To rectify that, and change.  But it begins with the thoughts.  With a mind to want to repent, to please God.  So, extending grace to yourself and others, just seems to help situations out.

Thoughts, touch our souls.  And if our souls, are not right with Christ, we won’t have fruit that reveals Christ.  See its a spiritual matter, that needs God to change.

And what are we putting in our heads, and our hearts, that affect our spiritual being?

This is very important.  This is one reason, why I am careful what I watch on television.  What books I read, by what authors, because I want the food I put in my mind and soul, to be good for my spiritual being.  To be healthy.

Spiritually and physically.

I just realize, with some of the things I have gone through lately, I need to keep my mind on God.  I need to have hope, I cannot give up, I cannot stop believing, and I feel like I am being tested.  Because it has been hard in some ways.  I was thinking of some of the hurts, I have felt, and I admit, it did cause me to think some unhealthy thoughts.  Poor pitiful me thoughts.  But now I have a little bit of a chuckle, and count it as a life lesson.  That I have learned.  So, I think I am at a good place in the process, where I need to just let go, and go on, in Christ.

See, I refuse to let something control me, like a bad habit, etc.  I have to always think and feel I am free in Christ.  I have to be aware of spiritual obstacles, and deceptions, the enemy will purposely place before us, and just remember, Christ is the way, the truth and life.  John 14:6.  kjv.

So, I realize, I have to continue to think healthy thoughts.  And this is where I can either be a prisoner, or be set free in my mind, according to what God says in His word.

I have to embrace His promises.  I have to remind myself to think of what He says, as truth.

I cannot question God, or argue with God, I cannot think of anything else, but what He says, in matters.  Or yes I know my thoughts, would be unhealthy.

See, you always have to be aware, of what you put in your mind because it does affect the soul.

Bitterness, unforgiveness, not only affects your soul, but your health as well.  And the enemy, the devil will throw these things at you.  He will even use people you love, to get you off track.  But don’t.

IMG_0134So no matter, where you are in life, and I am not a psychologist.  But, I am a child of God, and I don’t need psycho babble, or political correctness, all I realize is I need God.  And the love from my family.

His truth, His love, His understanding.  I get that understanding, by prayer, by truly being repentant, because I miss it sometimes, but I get it from my King James bible.

And that book is holy.  I have proven it by what God says, His commandments to not change it, and so that is my source of truth, to search for answers.  To search for guidance.  To get understanding.

This is why, I try to add King James scriptures always, as a foundation, when I write, these writings, so my thoughts can be right before Him, but also that you can be fed spiritually.   Truth. And have understanding that establishes you, to be the best you can be in Christ.  As you read my writings….

COMMIT THY WORKS UNTO THE LORD, AND THY THOUGHTS SHALL BE ESTABLISHED.  PROVERBS 16:3  KJV.   

Now as I conclude this, always understand, that what we think, even though we may try hard to always have the mind of Christ, we need to understand, Gods ways, are not our ways.  Nor is His thoughts ours.

FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS, NEITHER ARE YOUR WAYS MY WAYS, SAITH THE LORD.  ISAIAH 55:8  KJV.

Don’t frustrate yourself to the point, where you think you are doing everything you can, but you are not seeing results.  Just keep trusting God.  Don’t incline unto your own understanding.  In other words, be aware, you might not be thinking too clearly, and you are not trusting God. We can do that.

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART; AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING.  PROVERBS 3:5  KJV.

Also remember, and this again is why I so hope you take my thoughts to heart in this matter.  Be careful what bible version you use.  Use a King James.  So many folks take Jeremiah 29:11, and they think that scripture says, FOR I KNOW THE PLANS THAT I HAVE TOWARD YOU…

That scripture does not say that.  It states:

FOR I KNOW THE THOUGHTS THAT I THINK TOWARD YOU, SAITH THE LORD, THOUGHTS OF PEACE, AND NOT OF EVIL, TO GIVE YOU AN EXPECTED END.

Jeremiah 29:11.  KJV.

It is important that we are concerned about what “thoughts” God has toward us.  Words matter folks, words that we put in our spirits, words we think, and speak, because they do have power of life and death when they reach our tongues.  We have to be aware, that God has thoughts toward us, but what does he think when he sees we are disobedient, or we are not claiming His true promises?Jesusreconciled2

Food for thought today,

I love you all in Christ,

Just My Thoughts…..

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

WHY DOES THE DEVIL ATTACK? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0043.jpegWhy does the devil attack?  Well, it could be for a few reasons.  And I may have touched base on this, in other posts of mine.  But, I sense the anointing from God to write about this, right now, so I will obey God.

Lets start from the beginning, and touch on the subject of sin.  See, Adam and Eve, sinned, and since then the curse is on all generations.  We all sin, and come short of the glory of God.  We cannot get away from that.  You may not think you sin, but the curse of sin, is on all of us, unless we repent, and accept Christ as Lord, and savior, and turn away from anything, that could affect our blessings, our lives, or whether or not the enemy will attack.

So, if you have not done that, you may be attacked by the enemy.

This is your part, and responsibility.

See, we are called to submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee.  That submitting requires being obedient to God, and as much as you can to His laws, and commandments.

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

Now a lot of Christians don’t believe that.  But I don’t believe God flip flopped from the Old Testament to the New Testament.  God is a legal God. Throughout the bible, there are scriptures that speak of the law.  Again, I will reiterate we are only free from the law of sin, and death found in Romans 8:2 King James.  Not Gods commandments.

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So, if you are purposely breaking Gods laws, His commandments, the enemy will come in  to attack.  You should never give the enemy a “legal” right to attack you.

Do you remember the story of Job?  Job was a blessed man, but because he was tested by God, he allowed the “hedge” to be brought down so he could attack him.  I believe God tested Job, to see how he would react when attacked.

The devil had to actually ask God if he could attack.

JOB 1:10-12   KJV

HAST NOT THOU MADE AN HEDGE ABOUT HIM, AND ABOUT HIS HOUSE, AND ABOUT ALL THAT HE HATH ON EVERY SIDE?  THOU HAST BLESSED THE WORK OF HIS HANDS, AND HIS SUBSTANCE IS INCREASED IN THE LAND.  BUT PUT FORTH THINE HAND NOW, AND TOUCH ALL THAT HE HATH, AND HE WILL CURSE THEE TO THY FACE.  AND THE LORD SAID UNTO SATAN, BEHOLD, ALL THAT HE HATH IS IN THY POWER; ONLY UPON HIMSELF PUT NOT FORTH THY HAND.  SO SATAN WENT FORTH FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD….. 

Sin, will do that it will give the enemy permission to attack you.

But that hedge, that was brought down, can also be from disobedience, and it can let the enemy in to again attack you.

We individually, have  responsibility, to keep our spiritual houses, our souls, clean.  This can be by what we allow into our souls.  From the ear gate, eye gate, and mouth gate as well.  What we see, what we read, or watch, entertain, or what we speak….

It comes from our love walk as well.

Right now our country is in spiritual warfare.  Many don’t see the problem as spiritual.  But there is a battle between good and evil for our nation.  See our nation, was built on the principles of God.  The devil, is trying to destroy the foundation of that.  But there are sins, that have opened the door for the devil to attack.  So we do need to get closer to God and repent.  We do need to obey God.  Some sins, I see, is abortion, this is a terrible sin.  But there are others, and when anybody does not allow God into the situation, well there the enemy can come in.

I think there has a gradual denial of God, in our nation, and I believe we are seeing the “fruit” of that.

So, I believe in stating this, that we need to get to the root of this.  Its not a mental problem, its not a gun problem, its a spiritual problem.  Where love, has been denied.  God is love, and He has been denied in our nation by many.  So therein is part of the problem.

IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.  II CHRONICLES &;14  KING JAMES.

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The only thing that can break the curses, of sin, is Christ.  He died on the cross for our sins, and if we accept Him, if we repent, if we pray, if we read good King James word, we can grow.

We all have a responsibility in this.  I don’t know why things are always the way they are, so I will state that as my disclaimer.  Gods ways are not our ways.

FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS, NEITHER ARE YOUR WAYS MY WAYS, SAITH THE LORD.  ISAIAH 55:8.  KJV

So, I cannot second guess, God in some matters.  But I do know making things right with God, through Christ,  and people, and staying away from things, that hurt our spiritual walk with God, will keep the devil away, in matters.   Its always a choice folks.  God is a gentleman.  He does not make us do anything, we have to just come to a place and realize He is the way, the truth, and the life.

Read John 14:6 King James.

If we deny Him, He will deny us.  There is no other way about that.  So we cannot blame Him, when we have our own part in this.  Educating yourself, by reading good King James word, gives you insight.

I try to talk to so many, who attack faith, who attack religion.  When they don’t understand its not religion, its relationship with Christ.  And He can make the difference.

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Religion is:  Rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups.  Religion will let you down, because it is made by people.  But God will never let you down.  Through relationship.  And God will protect you from the devil.  He will.  I know.  Trust Him, and obey.  Get to know God, thats your responsibility.

Get close to God folks.  It takes time to grow, to understand who God is.  It really does, but we have to get our hearts right before Him.  By accepting Christ as Lord, and savior.  Seeing what He did on that cross for you.  Humbles us all.  Getting rid of pride, and wanting to be offended, its not from God.  There are so many things that can hinder us, and I know, I am scratching the surface of this.  But we really need to be close to our Lord.  It makes the difference.  I know.  Anyway….Hope this helps someone today.

Always remember to plead the blood of Jesus, over yourself, your family, your finances, your health, home pets, anything of value, from God. etc.

See, you have to remember, that the blood was applied, when the spirit came to attack, the Egyptians, before Passover.  There is power in the blood.  There was then, with the sacrifice.  But the sacrifice of Christ, makes it all that more evident, and powerful.

Plead the blood of Jesus, as your HEDGE of protection…

and yes always be in a place of repentance.

 

Blessings, in Christ,

 

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