WHAT SEPARATES US FROM GOD? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


PB030096.jpgWhat I am about to tell you is truth, but some are going to get angry.  Because they stand on one scripture, but they forget to look in the rest of the Bible.  And I am talking about a King James bible.  

This scripture, many take to heart, and they don’t think anything separates us from Christ.  They stand on it, and sadly they don’t see that there is more, that can separate us from Christ.  There is more to it….

WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST?  SHALL TRIBULATION, OR DISTRESS, OR PERSECUTION OR FAMINE, OR NAKEDNESS, OR PERIL OR SWORD?  NAY IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS, THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US. ROMANS 8:35-36.  KJV.

So, they will argue they will debate it.  They will twist it, and look for the loop hole in it.  

To defend that they can sin, that once saved is always, saved.  But its not.  They think their salvation is secure.  And they think they don’t have to worry about it.  Wrong. 

Friend, sin, separates us from God.  We serve a Holy God.  One without blemish.  And yes we can by the blood of Jesus, by repentance, by going to the cross, we can receive holiness. We can receive the promise of that above scripture.  

But if sin, is there, and it is not repented.  That scripture will not give you that promise, unless you repent.  Because if you have sinned, after receiving Christ, you will make your salvation null and void.  People do not like hearing that, but even in Ezekiel 33, we are told, to warn each other, and that includes a righteous person.  

Please look at this carefully.  Sometimes, we can miss it.  And there are many reasons, why we can miss it.  Perhaps, your Sunday school teacher did not address this, or the pastor.  Maybe you are using a corrupted bible, that has translated words, and meanings, so you don’t see it.  

But sin, separates us from God.  

BEHOLD THE LORDS HAND IS NOT SHORTENED, THAT IT CANNOT SAVE; NEITHER HIS EAR HEAVY, THAT IT CANNOT HEAR;  BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS, HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR.  Isaiah 59:1-2.  KJV.

The only cure for that is to repent.  

AND I GAVE HER SPACE TO REPENT OF HER FORNICATION; AND SHE REPENTED NOT.  BEHOLD I WILL CAST HER INTO A BED AND THEM THAT COMMIT ADULTERY WITH HER INTO GREAT TRIBULATION, EXCEPT THEY REPENT OF THEIR DEEDS.  Revelation 2:21-22.  KJV. 

Hope this helps you.  Maybe you repented, when you first accepted Christ.  But repentance, dear friends, should even be daily.  Because we all can miss it.  We all fall short of the glory of God.  We all sin, even when we don’t think we are.  Thats pride, if you think you are above all that.  Seriously.  

Blessings, Elena Ramirez 

  

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THE POWER OF RELEASING SOMEONE IN FORGIVENESS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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

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

I know, I have written a few things on forgiveness, but I want to take this in a different direction.  And that is learning to release someone in forgiveness, by telling them so.

Have you ever apologized to someone, and you know you made a mistake, and so you apologized, but they did not acknowledge your apology?  They ignored you, or remained silent.  Or still continued blaming you in unforgiveness?

This has happened to me a lot.  And many times, I just walked away sad, because what I really wanted to hear, was I do forgive you.

I learned, to say, I was sorry, at a very, very early age.  I had a strict mom, and I wanted to please her.  Now, I was not a model child by any means.  And I still am not.  Even as a child of God. I make mistakes.  In judgment, I do often in fact.  I pray not to do so, but sometimes, well, I do.  

I pray, God guide me in this, but one thing I have learned, is not to carry any kind of guilt, or condemnation, from myself, or others, or even from God.  So I repent first to God.  Then I apologize to others.  I humble myself, even sometimes, when I am right.  But…

If it does not feel right, I know, as an unction from God to release it.

But there are people, I love, people I admire, people I respect, that may not see it the same way as I do.  

And so what can I do?  But just pray for them myself.

You see, I believe there is a power, in releasing someone in forgiveness.  It takes away pride.  It takes away, any kind of self control in the matter, that can be manipulative, to have someone indebted to you.  I know where that spirit comes, and I get right to the root of it.  It comes from the devil.  

I do not want to be indebted to the enemy in any way.  In even a legal way, where he can accuse me or, try to take my blessings.  I don’t want to be indebted to anyone, nor to myself, in the sense, I want to carry a grudge.  Because if you do not release someone in forgiveness, you will carry a grudge.  

You have not taken the final step, to release that person, from that offense, so you will ponder on it, and you may grow a seed of hate.

How naive we all can be.  By not forgiving someone, or releasing them in forgiveness we have to know what scripture says, and God says if we do not forgive our brother, our friend, etc.  He will not forgive us.  

MATTHEW 6:15 BUT IF YE FORGIVE NOT MEN THEIR TRESPASSES, NEITHER WILL YOUR FATHER FORGIVE YOUR TRESPASSES.  

I don’t want that.  I don’t want that hanging over me.  Its strange, but lately, for whatever reason God has been showing me this….  I have been thinking, or dreaming of people.  I have known in the past.  Those that were even family, or friends, that are no longer friends.  They are not in my life.  And I just have had a sense, God was trying to get me to repent, and to forgive them.  So I have.  I may not have thought, I had not forgiven them.  But you know God knows our hearts better then we do. Now, I cannot contact them, but God knows.  

But, I think we can close the circle, when we have a chance. When we have a chance to ask someone to forgive us, or to even find a person, and say…..I forgive you.  Or say.  I am sorry.  

But I really want to impress upon you, to release them by telling them you forgive them.  As they apologize.  And we all know…

More times, people do not apologize.  Even if they don’t ask for it.  Tell them you forgive them.  Why?  Because you don’t want that garbage in you.  That can grow into hate.  Maybe somehow you will remind them, that this is what God wants for us all.  

What a release, it is.  What power, you feel from heaven, above.  A cleansing.  I cannot explain it.  I don’t know all the benefits of it.  But I look at it as someone who was in chains, and now no longer in chains.

And in order to keep those chains off, I keep forgiving.  I keep asking for forgiveness.  From God and others.  In fact I do this daily, because I still make mistakes.  

You see, I actually do care, and I do want to be accountable to God.  To others.  I want to work out my salvation, clear of unforgiveness.  

I think of how many times, an apology would have blessed me, comforted me, soothed me, and even proved love.  And when I did not get it, a wound, may be healed.  Because I know what God says….

But it is always tender to the touch.  I have enough scars about me, to know this to be true.  So grateful for the armor of God, to quench the fiery darts, even when I am not released in forgiveness.  

I hope this blesses you, much Love, Elena Ramirez

SUBLIMINAL SICK MESSAGES BEWARE OF THEM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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

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

A Christian, really does need to keep his or her guard up.  There are some sick messages out there, and they are every where.  It is so sad, that more moral, or thoughts of integrity, are not available to see, view, and ponder on.  But, it is a fight, I suppose between good and evil.

Evil.  Yuk, just even writing the word can leave a bad taste.  Spiritually, that is, because if you ponder on something, you are eating it.  No, I remember what God says, even from the beginning.  Do not eat from the tree of good and evil.  It was a commandment, Adam and Eve broke.  They should have gone to God, which we can still do, and pray, but symbolically, the message is the same.  Do not sin.  Don’t eat from the tree of evil, eat from that which is good.  So how do we guard ourselves?

Well, we really do have to be in tune to what God says.  His holy word, a word not corrupted.  A King James word.  We have to be in prayer, and we have to have our armor on.  The armor of God.

There are many “subliminal” messages, that tell you its o.k. to sin.  Its ok to talk to other spiritual entities, to believe in ghosts, to have sex, to be dishonest, they are every where!  etc. etc. 

You just have to know what is right and wrong in the sight of God. 

Just yesterday, I saw one, at the movies, where they turned it into a cartoon, but it came straight from hell.  Where a dark spirit, kept having to fight to make a point.  And I thought a kid, a child, would be entertained with that.  And as I looked in the audience, I was seeing adults take it all in.  I just shook my head, and told my husband the subliminal messages of that sort comes to distort all that is good.  

It really is sad.  What is going to happen, that we may not even be able to turn on our televisions, or watch a movie, with some kind of filter, to quench those subliminal messages?  I don’t know.  

All I know is I am aware of them.  And not everything goes.  Part truth, part lies, do not bring innocence back.  It does not make you feel that good warm, and fuzzy feeling.  That sense of good.  That sense of moral integrity.  

Those kind of subliminal messages, say its o.k. to be bad.  When I am looking for a good movie to watch.  I either have to look for a very old movie, or one that has a good story line, without the implication of some kind of sin.  I look just at the menu of what movies that are playing, and even in the titles, the subliminal messages are so bad, that you cannot help but see the goal in our society is to pervert.  It almost seems like an agenda.  Or a conspiracy.  Pollute the minds of people.  And maybe that thought is not too far from the truth, because I wonder where are the systems in place to keep people safe from some of this crap.  

I really believe that if we take enough of this crap into our systems, we can sin.  We can, pollute our own spirits.  

I know, just by writing this, I am just tapping into the atrocity of this.  But we need to have to see.  We have to monitor our kids, and ourselves.  There is so much filth out there, that it does pollute the way people view things.  No longer, do we see wholesome shows, like I used to when I was a kid.  Those that have a moral message, to be good, or to pray, or to seek God, when in trouble.  When was the last time you saw some disaster movie, where they prayed.  No, they do not. They may sing “row, row your boat”, to get their minds off of the danger, but its sad.  (I won’t name that movie.) 

Subliminal messages, should be good too.  Try looking for them.  And if you cannot find them, try being an example of a subliminal message that gives glory to God.  That gives the example of moral, honesty, and integrity.  If not for someone else to see.  For yourself, to see as you repent.  As you seek God.  To live a clean life, an honest life, a life that has discernment to depart from evil, and that one that someone can say, that person really is a reflection of Christ, in all ways, including being a good example.  

Just my thoughts, today, blessings and love,

 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candle stick, that they which come in may see the light.  The light of the body is the eye, therefore when the thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.  Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.  If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.  Luke 11:33-36.  

Elena Ramirez 

 

Lord, my prayer, today is help me to know what your word says.  Help me to know your heart.  Help me, help my own heart to be pure, and to think good thoughts.  Not evil.  Not filthy.  Not cold, or mean, or hateful thoughts.  Help me to see the subliminal messages, so I can have discernment between good and evil.  So I can depart from evil.  Help me not to look at any vain thing, or anything that is perverted.  So I do not accept these things.  Lord, help our society.  Help others, to see that we are what we eat.  And that is spiritually as well.  Lord, I repent.  Because even last night, after watching some junk on television, for lack of anything else to watch, I felt cold in my spirit.  I do repent.  Forgive me, and help me to change my viewing habits, on television, or by what I read, or view.  So I do not accept anything that offends you.  And so I can grow.

In Jesus name.  Amen

 

I REFUSE TO TELL YOU GOD LOVES YOU THE WAY YOU ARE….~ by Christian author Elena Ramirez


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

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

Yes, I do refuse to tell you God loves you the way you are.  Because it is sloppy agape.  Every one says, it, but where is the strong Bible teachings to have fear of God, or to obey?  I don’t see it.

I did not see it, till I really saw the error of my own ways.  But because I was at the bottom of the barrel.

Many people are there, as well, and they don’t know how to have faith, or to get out of that barrel.  It can be too late for some!  Tomorrow is not promised to any of us!

And that is another misconception.  Because we should all live for God!

Yet we know, that God loves us, from John 3:16.  He does love the whole world.  But I refuse to tell you only that, because I see thoughts that say God loves you the way you are. That you don’t have to prove anything….

Oh they are so sweet in thought…..sugar coated.

But they are wrong in the sense they are deceiving. Because they do not stimulate you to grow. Or for you to see your sins and to repent. Even high profile ministries tell you just to accept Jesus and that’s it.

No!!!!! There is more to it. You have to learn, and unlearn bad habits.

You have to seek a holy word. You have to pray. We serve a mighty God, and his ways are not our ways. Do your part….And that’s why I warn people to use a King James. That has not been changed by mans thoughts! Work out your salvation with trembling and fear. Truth!

I am not going to give people a tickling of ears, or sugar coated gospel.  The world has been deceived by the enemy.  And where is the truth, that we need?

We are not getting it from the spiritual leaders we have.  I am sorry, they are in LaLa land.  Money, the prosperity message,has deceived so many. Watered down gospels, that have been corrupted by people, has deceived this generation.

You see I am from both generations, born in the 50’s, and taught the fear of God.  And this generation from the late seventies, picked up those bible versions, that have corrupted truth.  So I do see, the discrepancies.  I see the lies!  I see the deception!  No God does not love us like this!  He has better plans for us, if we would wake up!

More then ever, we need to search, and see our own hearts, and see Gods heart.  We need to obey.  We need to humble ourselves in the sight of God and man.  We need each other.  The body of Christ needs each other.  But there is so much division.  I don’t see the love.

Well I love you enough to tell you, yes God loves you, but not the way you are.  I refuse to tell you that.  Because if I just left it like that, you would not grow.  And I tell you that, because every day, we should try and learn to be closer to Christ.  As we grow on that vine.  People who do not try and learn, are their worst enemies.

We will never, ever be good enough, unless that blood of Jesus cleanses us.  The sacrifice of Christ was too great, and holy, and must be honored.

But that is a heart matter, that has to be taken to the cross in obedience for what Christ did, and it is not lip service.  Wake up people!  Are you going to be deceived by the enemy?  The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom!  

And just one more thought, that may just jolt you!  Saved is not always saved.  Without that repentance!  You are lost!  Your soul will go to hell.  God does not condone sin.  It is called being a backslider.  Repent.  I warn you in love.  I want to see you in heaven.  Read Ezekiel 33, from a King James.  Yes God can take our names off of the Lambs book of life.  Don’t be fooled thinking you are o.k.  And that God loves you the way you are!  Don’t!!!

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8 KJV)

Oh well, maybe somebody will read this, and see the truth!  But I will write it and speak it if God opens a door for me….

Check out this post, it may just open your eyes.  The reasons why I am so adamant to defend and promote the King James Bible.  

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/the-reasons-why-i-am-so-adamant-to-defend-and-promote-the-king-james-bible-by-christian-author-elena-ramirez/

By Christian author Elena Ramirez

FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THE RESPONSIBILITY I HAVE TO SHARE ON THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


 

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Be careful little eyes what you see. A childs Christian song, but a warning for all of us.

As a servant of the most high God, I realize there are things I have to be careful about, in what I share, write, and yes, give as food for thought.  

Yes there is freedom of speech, here in America, and any good citizen would defend your right to say it.  

But does it need to be said?  Does it need to be shared, or spoken? What is the motive? When you send something?  And we really do need to ALL look at this…

I do not want to be a hypocrite, because I have made mistakes, when I have hit that “enter” button.  Is the motive to be a “shock value?”  

Because to be honest there are a lot of things that are on the internet, and yes they shock.  But what can I do as a good citizen and yes, as a servant of God?  

I get flustered, when I see the news media not using discretion, and sharing something, that has no real value, but they don’t always see the need to be an example, or to be professional and use some common sense, because people see this crap, and they take it and use it.  Hollywood does the same thing.  So what can you and I do?  

Protect your young ones, yourself, and others, by what you share and what you allow!   

I guess some questions to ask yourself, when you are going to share something, is what purpose, will this serve?  Am I serving God or the devil?  

There are some things here, that are so vile, and evil, and I realize because sometimes, I have seen them, that they can leave an impression, and not a good one.

So, I cannot speak for anybody else, but I do not want to give anything here, that could plant a seed for evil. Even to use as an example of rebuking, or denouncing, because of what the visual can do, is so much more worse damaging. I hope this makes sense, because I cannot speak for anybody else, but I realize what we put into our systems, can affect us.

This is why I am careful, what I watch on television, movies, books I read etc. The enemy is tricky, and you may think you can handle it, but if that seed has been planted, and you know how to do it, it could come to fruit.  

And I guess, I am thinking about how God wanted to protect us as well….

He did not want Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of good and evil. Because He knew the knowledge of evil could be planted in their hearts. He does not want us to know how to do evil. This is sin.

When someone goes to these “HOW TO” video sites, to research something, they are looking to learn something.  It is bad enough many have the motive to want to cause havoc, and evil, but what about you, the average person, who may not even know the implications, of evil, but you are sharing it?  Whose your audience?  Is another question to ask.  

Have you not noticed, on the news when a terrible crime was done, they retrieve someones computer, to see what did they research and look for?

Just like that computer that knows, what someone searched for God knows as well.   

When we see things here, that show evil, we are being used by the enemy. If we share it. I just want to express, that we need to be careful, we need to have a filter, to protect each other as well, from the enemy.

No condemnation, no judging, I am just speaking my heart, that we have this responsibility. As children of God, as servants of the King.  

And maybe you do not know God, nor understand the implications, but we will be judged.  By God Himself.  The fear of God is to depart from evil, not share it. This is understanding.  Paraphrasing scripture of Proverbs 3:7 BE NOT WISE IN THINE OWN EYES; FEAR THE LORD, AND DEPART FROM EVIL.  

And if anything, we are called to love one another, as we love God.  

We need to think about this, and be cautious.  Because the truth of the matter if we cannot do it for ourselves, how can we do it in the work we do for God? We are called to think good thoughts, and to be careful.

FOR IF A MAN KNOW NOT HOW TO RULE HIS OWN HOUSE, HOW SHALL HE TAKE CARE OF THE CHURCH OF GOD? I TIMOTHY 3:5.

FINALLY BRETHREN, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE TRUE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE HONEST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE JUST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE PURE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE LOVELY, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE OF A GOOD REPORT, IF THERE BE ANY VIRTUE, AND IF THERE BE ANY PRAISE, THINK ON THESE THINGS. Phillipians 4:8.  

Just my thoughts today, I am not your judge, but maybe this could give you some thought to your own thoughts, and what you share.  

In Christ, and His love, Elena Ramirez

DID YOU KNOW GRACE IS STILL A LAW? By Christian author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0090I love how the Holy Spirit speaks to me, to give me understanding. Just out of no-where, but after a prayer…..This is when the Holy Spirit spoke to me, that grace is still a law.

There are mysteries my friend, that only God can reveal, but where they in their simplicity, can be those “Ahha Moments” Where it just makes sense. Where the understanding increases, because one knows Gods ways.

The goal is to get the mind of Christ.  To try, and understand God, in the mystery of who He is.  But you cannot know Him, unless you know His commandments, His word, His law.  I always promote the King James Bible.  For this reason, it is not compromised, it is holy, anointed, and powerful.  Nothing missing.

God does not change, we do.  He is a mighty and powerful God, and to honor Him, is to fear Him, to love Him, to see we are nothing without Him. Life is not life, without Christ. So I take every word and I ponder on it, I chew it, and swallow it, for it is my spiritual food. It becomes a part of me.

Today, as I was pondering on some teachings, that teach grace, which is what we are saved by, but deny the law, I prayed.  I hear so many teachings that go on, and on, about the grace.  But it is almost like they dismiss the law, they denote it, and they give it no balance in their teachings.  Yes, we have grace by Christ.  But there is a balance in there.  Let me ask you this, why did God give us the law to begin with?

Because He saw, mankind, did not have any understanding, or know how to live.  Between right and wrong.  Yet there is no way, we all can keep the law, because we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.  But you do not deny it.  You do not deny the law.  It is still there!

So God sent His son, so he would take the law, the penalty for our sin.  Yet, Christ told us, He did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.

The Holy spirit, spoke to me, that GRACE IS A LAW. It comes by the blood of Jesus.  It becomes law, a law of grace, when you give your heart to Christ.  Without that law, you are not protected.  You are not extended grace.  You are subject to be sent to hell, without it.

But you need to know the law.  All of God’s law.  To grow, to have a parameter, to test your own spirit.  And there are so many teachings, that actually dismiss the law. And I want you to be aware, when you hear these messages, that they do not give any foundation, or understanding, to how the law would affect us, without grace.  One cannot appreciate grace, unless we know Gods law.

There is the old and new testament.  And yes we are in a new covenant with Christ.  And there are things we do not do, say for example sacrificing anything, because Christ became the sacrifice.  But we are to know, the law.  We are to ponder on it.  This is where our conscious becomes aware, of the condemnation, or the conviction of it.  This is what gives us understanding to grow, and to depart from sin.  And let me just say this.  Condemnation comes from the devil.  Conviction comes from God, so we can change our ways.  And REPENT!

God did not give the law, for nothing, it still is in affect.  It still has principles that are established.  Gods word in a lot of scriptures tells us to love it. Psalms 119, talks about the word, the law, and Gods ways….

I recommend reading it. From the King James Bible.

Let me just say this, without getting into a deep theological debate or conversation. To know Gods law, means you know God. You understand Him. The grace, then is so appreciated, because you know then by Christ you are not under the law. But you have to know the law, to understand God. Yes, even with the fear of God. For when that kicks in as well, you understand, how precious your salvation is. For God holds our lives, and our souls, in His hands.

THE LAW OF THY MOUTH IS BETTER UNTO ME THAN THOUSANDS OF GOLD AND SILVER. THY HANDS HAVE MADE ME AND FASHIONED ME: GIVE ME UNDERSTANDING THAT I MAY LEARN THY COMMANDMENTS. THEY THAT FEAR THEE WILL BE GLAD WHEN THEY SEE ME, BECAUSE I HAVE HOPED IN THY WORD. Psalm 119:72-74.

Just my thoughts, with love, in service to God, and you, by Christ, Elena Ramirez 

Father, teach us your ways, your law, so we can understand how precious our salvation is.  In Jesus name.  I will not dismiss your law, but with all my heart, because of what Christ did, I will honor it, as much as I can, because you have given it to us.  In Jesus name.  Amen

Please Note:  These are my thoughts, they are not up for debate or for argument.  You may take this or leave it, but it is not my intention, to get into an argument over this.  My promptings are from the Holy Spirit, and from the word of God.  For I do love, God’s word, and law.

But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law, for they are unprofitable and vain.  A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.  Titus 3:9-11

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REINVENTING YOURSELF IN CHRIST


It is the Holy week.  The week, where Christians, remember, Christ, and His sacrifice, by going to the cross, for our sins.  It is also Passover week, the week, God’s people, were freed, from Egypt.

It’s Spring….new beginnings.

All of these things, I mention, are symbolic, to renewal.  To new beginnings.  To life, to re-birth, of things that were dormant, from the winter, and starting a new.  Life.  Life, constantly is changing.

I like to believe, that every day, I learn something new.  It could be something small, or big, but I like to continually grow.  Spiritually, and physically, maintaining health.  So every day, with this thought in mind, I try to replace old negative feelings, with positive hope.  Maybe you feel this as well, and this may bring some perspective to you.

There are times, when one is at the end of who they were, and they have to reinvent themselves.  To, begin again.  Usually something, or someone dies, when this happens.  Or one, may find themselves, at the bottom of the barrel.  But something has to change.  There has to be progress, to see one fulfilled.  Or just to grow, or to hope…..

Christ, is that promise, I hold onto.  And as I reflect on Christ, I remember, He who died for me.  Easter, is about the resurrection.  Christ lived, died on the cross, but was resurrected, after three days.  Then He went to hell, got the keys from the devil, and broke the curse, the final blow, the devil could put upon us, by becoming the curse for us, by taking the sins, upon Himself.

The worlds perception about Easter, is about “dyeing” eggs, and Easter bunnies.  Cute, but wrong.

When I think of Christ, and what He went through, for my sins, for your sins, it was not a pretty picture.  In fact, He was tortured for our sake.  Isaiah 53:5.  But He was wounded for our transgression.  He was bruised, for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace, was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.  

Healed.  What Christ did, for us, means we can be healed, spiritually, and physically.  So many people, find that yes, when they try to reinvent themselves, they want to be healed, from hurts, or rejection, or dead-ends.  Something has to change.

And so, people attempt to reinvent themselves.  It could be from a broken relationship, again, a death, but usually, it is after some type of situation, where, something may even have to change financially.

So, people, tap into their creativity, and if they are smart, they will seek God, in this.  If they are not, they may attempt, to try to find their way, by their abilities.  One could call it their gifts.  Talents…..

There is nothing wrong, with looking within, and using, your attributes, to make a change.  But, when someone, does, it, and they leave God out of the equation, they are to be blunt, they are leaving out the one, true source, who can bring power, to that reinvention, of oneself.  God.

There are so many opinions, and feelings about God.  The creator.  The omniscient one.  (He who knows everything)  And because, He knows everything, He is the one, who can make a life, worthwhile.  He can be that difference, that will bring new life, new hope, new changes, for success, in whatever the goal may be.  So, many people, leave God out of their plans though.  To me that is planning for disaster, when you leave Him out.

When Christ had His last supper, it was in remembrance of Passover.  The disciples, and Christ sat together, and had a meal, that is forever, reminding us, to eat, in remembrance of Him.  Very symbolic, since it was passover.  The connection, in both events, remind me, of new beginnings.  New life.

And as I think of passover….When God led the people out of Egypt, it took approximately 40 years, for them to reach the promised land.  They wandered….In that time of wandering, they had murmured, complained.  They had been disobedient to God.  Moses himself, was appointed by God, to lead the people, out of Egypt, but he was a man, who sometimes, made his own way, made mistakes, and consequently, was not able to go into the promised land, because he disobeyed God.  By hitting the rock, for water, instead of commanding it to come forth.  Yes, the water came, but God, was not pleased.  And for this little thing, to some, maybe even Moses, he was unable to enter into the promised land.  But it was still disobedience, and do we even see how we hurt ourselves, when we disobey God? Whether we think it is big or small.  Disobedience, is disobedience, in the sight of God.

And it just reminds me, how many times, do we think, we know which is right? And, consequently, we do our own thing, and it is not what God intended for us, and so, we find ourselves, perhaps, at the end of something, and we cannot go on, we cannot go further, because symbolically, perhaps, we have been disobedient to God.  Maybe missing, the promised land.

Reinventing oneself….hmmm.  I have been there.  And every day, since, I have met Christ, I have wanted to serve Him.  But sometimes, and I am the first to admit this, I have done it on my own.  Because maybe it did come naturally.  For instance, in my writings.

But I will again, be the first to admit….sometimes, even in my serving of God, I have wandered.  Looking here, and there for a publisher, a job, just grasping, for help.  But, my help comes from the Lord.  And I will wait on God.  He has helped me, maybe sometimes, not the way, I have wanted it, but He has helped me.

I hope, myself, I am at the end of wandering, and in the position, to reach the promised land.  And I am not talking about heaven yet.  Even though, I know, tomorrow, is not promised to anyone.

I am talking about, finding God, finding answers, finding revelation, by His Holy Spirit, through Jesus, in a new way.  Knowing Christ, is the way, the truth, and life.  John 14:6.  So, my life, can be reinvented.  I want revelation, not just information.  I want to tap into who God is, by searching for Christ.  To get that guidance, peace, understanding…yes answers, to life.

I no longer, want to jump through hoops, if that makes sense, but I want to stop, listen, and search for God, with all of my heart and being, and I want to have the right spirit, that will obey God.

Reinventing myself?  No.  Maybe, I just want to be, the person, God intended me to be, from the beginning.  Fulfilled, because of who Christ is in me.  As I get to know Christ, as I submit, as I try…..I know who He is, and then, I am able to know who I am, and what I am capable of.

If that means, I need to discipline myself, and be obedient to God, then yes, this is what I want.  I don’t want to wander any more.  I don’t want to stay the way, I was.  Every day, I want to grow, in the blessings, God promises.  For, I know, with Him, it could be so much more different.  I want to avoid any curse.  Because I would choose to be disobedient.

My perspective is this.  There is only one way, to be fulfilled, completely, and that is by knowing Christ.   Then, I know myself.  Because I am learning who He is, and applying His truths to my life.  By His word.  When I turn away from Him, I am lost.  His scripture, reminds me, that every day, I have an opportunity, to change.  To choose.  You see, its always a choice…..

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life, and death, blessing and cursing:  therefore “choose” life, that both thou and thy seed may live:  That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him;  for He is thy life, and the length of thy days:  that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.  Deuteronomy 30:19-20 

Every day, one can reinvent themselves, if they let Christ, do the inventing.  Nothing is too hard for Him.  Nothing, is impossible with Him.  Thats the beginning of being made new, whole, and complete.  Reinvented……

Saying, yes, to Christ.  Every day, I have to do that…..and I am changed, renewed, blessed.  But it is a choice.

Just my thoughts, with Love,

Elena Ramirez

A Prayer of Hope…

Father, sometimes, we ask who am I?  And the first thing, that came to my mind, and heart, is I am your child.  I am created in your image.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  I am the head, not the tail.  I am more than a conqueror through Christ.  I am healed.  By your stripes, yes, I am healed.  Lord, your word, these thoughts, are all based on your word.  I don’t have to reinvent myself, if I am listening to you.  If you open the doors, if you make a way.  Weary, sometimes, we all get weary, but Lord, I know, I do not want to do anything, unless you are a part of it.  Thank you for helping me, thank you for making a way, for you are the way, the truth, and life.  Thank you Lord, for giving me food for thought.  Scripture food for thought….yes Lord, in Jesus name.  Amen

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