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.

IMG_0036

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

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.

IMG_2198

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

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.

IMG_2157

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

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

 

AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SIN NOT~By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4207AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND SIN NOT; FOR SOME HAVE NOT THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD:  I SPEAK THIS TO YOUR SHAME.  I CORINTHIANS 15:34 KING JAMES.  

Have you ever gone through something, and it just seemed unbearable?  It just did not seem fair?  It hurt, it hurt bad?

For myself anyway, I have gone through such things, the times, that I recall, though that really made an impact, or woke me up.  Was because I was in sin.  I was not living a life of righteousness.

I will be honest, we cannot play church.  We cannot play religious.  We must walk in love, and we must forgive.  We  must be accountable.  If we are not accountable, we do not grow.  We must have a heart to truly obey God.  These things make a difference.  And when we truly awake to truth, in Christ, and receive salvation, by accepting Christ as Lord and savior, we should realize, that grace is a gift, but don’t abuse it.

I never want to abuse grace with Christ, because I know my sins, put Him on the cross.  So, I don’t want to play with sin.  But how did I get that revelation?  Because like that scripture above states, “Some have not the knowledge of God, I speak this to your shame.”

Yes, my sins, shamed me.  And very much so!  Because I did realize that Christ cleansed me, saved me, but why go back to sin, or shame, when I could avoid it?  How?  I realized I did not have the knowledge of God….or I would not be reaping what I had.

BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED:  FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP.  GALATIANS 6:7  KJV. 

I reaped pain sorrow.  Unhappiness.  Loneliness.  Desperation.  Fear….

I began to search for God.  I knew of God, but I was walking the fence between the world, and God.  Not everything was a bed of roses.  I found thorns…..IMG_1344.jpg

I had to see, what pleased Him, what mattered to Him.  I began to look at this differently.  For it is a relationship.

When you care for people, you honor them, love them, nurture them.  But you don’t take the relationship for granted.  You don’t treat them like crap, and then expect them to extend grace to you in return.  It just does not work that way.  You have to care.  If you do not care, then you will reap things, you don’t want.  I did not want to do that to my Lord, my God, my heavenly Father.  Because Christ paid the price.  I began to see in my relationship with God, never to take for granted, what He did on the cross for me.

And for the record, I am not being specific in the sense, in any particular situation.  About relationships with people.  But some do not have the knowledge of God.  Or they would not do the things they do! So how do you deal with it?  All I can say is pray…..

But don’t forget while you are praying.  Remember….That we all sin, we all come short of the Glory of God.  I am so glad the Holy Spirit, convicts me of that, because I am not perfect.  I know it.  And I don’t expect perfection from anybody either.IMG_4064

I am stating this, because relationship with Christ, should never be taken for granted.  And I suppose it is also a reflection in how we treat our family, friends, etc.   What do you truly cherish?  What do you look at and see, that you cannot do without?  To me that’s God.  And family.  They are not up for any kind of compromise.

Or we can miss it.  We can easily get distracted, and deceived by the enemy, and we have to be careful.  Sin really scares me.  Because it challenges you.  It teases you, and flaunts itself, like a prize, but it is not a prize, it is deadly.  It deceives. The wages of sin, is death.

FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH; BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  ROMANS 6:23  KJV.   

So it scares me in the sense, not only because it could bring physical death, but spiritual death, and I never want to be separated from God.  So I submit to God, resist the enemy, and I know he must flee.  But I have my part.  I will not play with sin, the thought of sinning, or losing my salvation.  I will not play with spiritual entities, or things I know, from reading my bible that are offensive to God.  I won’t.  I get convicted.  And I am so glad I do.

I do that in fear of God.  And I don’t care what anybody says.  I FEAR GOD!  Its one of the best things I can do for myself spiritually, and I know lots of sweet thinking folks, don’t understand this.  But I do.  I fear God, because I never want to lose my relationship, or abuse it, or open the door to anything that is not of God.  I don’t.  I don’t want to offend God.  How ignorant it is for people, to ignore the creator of heaven and earth.  How dumb it is to play with things that actually God is offended with.  To get Him angry, to play with their salvation.  But this is what other spiritual entities will do, they will deceive a person, and they will cause someone to lose even daily blessings.  They will sin.  Then they will call evil good, and good evil.  Yes I do fear God.  I AM AFRAID OF GOD!

IMG_2336So, learning most of the things I did the hard way, gave me the desire to receive knowledge, understanding.  Life will do that.  But only if you are committed to Christ.  And there’s a lot still, I don’t understand, but I do understand enough to stay away from sin.  Even thinking something, sometimes, brings me to my knees, and because I “know” what God says about some matters, it is enough to convict me.

It woke me up.  This scripture above says a lot.  And I love my King James bible for that reason.  I always recommend it because it is holy, and the others are corrupt. I hope it blesses you, it blessed me today.

Have a wonderful day….in Christ, I praise God….THANK YOU FATHER!!!

OH THAT MEN WOULD PRAISE THE LORD FOR THIS GOODNESS, AND FOR HIS WONDERFUL WORKS TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN!  PSALMS 107:21  KING JAMES.

Much love,

 

Elena Ramirez

HOW TO DISTINGUISH THE SPIRIT OF “DELUSION” ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2Have you ever met someone, or found within yourself that spirit of delusion?  The spirit, that thinks it’s right.  That is so argumentative, and determined because frankly, they believe what they see, say, and believe.  But it’s wrong.  And its hard for that person to admit, or to see, for whatever reason….

That if you presented truth to them, they would reject it.  The facts, may be quite evident.  But they cannot distinguish between black or white.  They will call evil good, and good evil.  It does not make sense.

So one can conclude, that they are delusional. 

Well that comes from a lie.  The father of lies, the enemy.  The devil. And it is quite sad, when one knows truth, but one does see, folks, who would rather believe the lie.  Would rather, pursue something, but it is a falsehood.

And that’s always the goal of the enemy.  To deceive.  To make something look like a counterfeit.  To fool someone totally.  And that is a spirit of delusion.

The King James scriptures, here, talk about it.

REMEMBER YE NOT, THAT, WHEN I WAS YET WITH YOU, I TOLD YOU THESE THINGS?  AND NOW YE KNOW WHAT WITHOLDETH THAT HE MIGHT BE REVEALED IN HIS TIME.  

FOR THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY, DOTH ALREADY WORK; ONLY HE WHO NOW LETTETH WILL LET, UNTIL HE BE TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY.  

AND THEN SHALL THAT WICKED BE REVEALED, WHOM THE LORD SHALL CONSUME WITH THE SPIRIT OF HIS MOUTH, AND SHALL DESTROY WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING:  

EVEN HIM, WHOSE COMING IS AFTER THE WORKING OF satan WITH ALL POWER AND SIGNS AND LYING WONDERS,  AND WITH ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH;

BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.  

AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE:  THAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE DAMNED WHO BELIEVED NOT THE TRUTH, BUT HAD PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.  

II THESSALONIANS 2:5-12 KING JAMES.  

Gee that last verse scares me, as it should you.  Because one is damned, who does not believe the truth, and who has pleasure in unrighteousness.  Yes, it is a spirit of delusion, if you rejoice in unrighteousness.  Only you and God can answer that.  The devil will not tell you that truth, because again, he wants to deceive you.

IN WHOM THE god OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT, LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM.  II CORINTHIANS 4:4  KJV.  

So be careful who you ask…..

And you really have to understand the root of it.  Because it can come from many sources.  It could be generational.  It could be because someone did not pursue truth, to begin with.  It could be, someone was taught to lie, to be deceptive, so that the spirit of delusion came to that person very easily.  But it always comes from denying God, and His truth, His gospel.

Again, are you using a King James?  Thats the first step to defeating the spirit of delusion.  

So, one must understand, it is very manipulative.  It is very controlling, the spirit of delusion.

In any event, it does steal from a persons soul, it does deceive, and it does cripple a person spiritually, so they cannot have real discernment, unless they make it right with God.  They cannot see clearly, because the spirit of delusion, clouds their thinking…

But one can be cured, or healed from that spirit of delusion, to see the truth.

By repentance.  By acknowledging one may have that spirit of delusion.  Because frankly, they do not have the mind of Christ in matters.  And only Christ, can deliver someone.  Yet, it also takes wisdom, from God, to have discernment in such matters.  So one must repent, and accept Christ as Lord and savior.  To be delivered.  One must desire, and love truth.  Gods truth.  Yearn for it, so one will not be consumed by the lie, and perish.

I guess, I see it, because I have had poor judgement in the past.  I had it, when I was not a true Christian.  Sure, I believed in God, but I did not know his truth, like I do now, and I was very prone to being deceived.  I don’t think that spirit of delusion left me, until, I totally submitted to God, resisted the enemy, and he left.  I had to see the error of my own ways.  Letting go of pride, to think, I could do it my way…..

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.  

So, in some matters, I suppose, I was delusional, especially, in my youth.  because I was not in the truth.  Experience in life, can show you the fruit of that.  When you are not in the truth, of who God is, and what He expects, its very easy, to have a spirit of delusion.

But now, I am a little bit more wiser.  A lot more submissive to God, totally, in fact, as I state it here.  Because I fear God.  And fear of God, can keep you out of trouble.  Not only spiritually, but in life.

I understand His commandments, and law.  I am not perfect.  I know, I can sin, and fall short of His glory, but I don’t take grace for granted.  But this is a gift He gives in understanding.  It’s not me, its Him, because I let Him rule my spirit, in His truth.  And I am very aware, to not try and sin, or to do something that is morally wrong, or deceptive.  I always pray for discernment, so I will not have a spirit of delusion.  I understand one does reap what they sow.  And no, its not karma.  Quit saying that, if you do, because its not King James scriptural.

Have you ever met someone, and you got good or bad vibes from them?  Well thats your gut instinct.  Also known by the Holy spirit.  If you have submitted to God.  But if it is led by God, you will see the good.  But also understand what is evil, and not good, according to His truth, a King James bible.

If the spirit is bad, it will seek company with those who likely, do not know God, and do things that are quite questionable.  Because in retrospect, their spirit is led by the devil.  It will blind someones good judgment, to believe a lie about someone.  

But you always have to see, is there something there, that could be blocking discernment or understanding, to give the spirit of delusion?  

God tells us…

 I ALSO WILL CHOOSE THEIR DELUSIONS, AND WILL BRING THEIR FEARS UPON THEM; BECAUSE WHEN I CALLED, NONE DID ANSWER; WHEN I SPAKE, THEY DID NOT HEAR:  BUT THEY DID EVIL BEFORE MINE EYES, AND CHOSE THAT IN WHICH I DELIGHTED NOT.  ISAIAH 66:4  KING JAMES.  

Like the saying goes, misery, loves company.  And to be delusional, is frankly a miserable state of mind, to be in.  One needs the mind of Christ.

I am scratching the surface, here, but you have to understand, how important it is to be in Gods truth.  Or you can be deceived.  

Again, folks, I highly recommend a King James bible.  You cannot be receiving the mind of Christ, if something you are using, is counterfeit, because it has been corrupted.  Get in there, and search, and search.  Keep praying, and repenting, till you see the truth.  And you will.  Then you will understand, the spirit of delusion.

You can yourself, be delusional.  But one must understand, it is a principle, God has placed.  And if one is not right with God, well they will have a spirit of delusion.

Hope this helps someone.  And just remember, if you see someone who is delusional, who does believe a lie.  Don’t argue with them.  Let them go.  Don’t get caught up in their strife.  There is a strange spirit in that.  

Just let them be….sure pray for them.  But walk away. 

In Christ, totally, and His love,

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