DON’T EVER LOSE HOPE ~ GOOD FRIDAY THOUGHTS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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DON’T EVER LOSE HOPE….

 
Good Friday…. Just think about it, when Christ died, I am sure, the disciples, were very sad, very despondent, and they lost hope. We can lose hope. I know, sometimes I do, as well, and even though, I know Christ is my Lord, and savior, I do get hopeless.
 
But, there is something within my spirit, by the Holy Spirit, that gives me hope, even knowing, the History. Knowing, He was resurrected. Knowing, right now, at this time, He went to hell, and got the Keys from hell, and cancelled the devils legal right to attack me.
 
Did you know that, during that time, this is when He got the keys to cancel the enemies plan….For you, and me? At this time….He went to hell and took back the right to steal our souls. By getting those keys. And then He was resurrected. He came back to life. It is documented, and then they knew, we all Knew. Only Christ can give us life…….
 
How precious our salvation is. How precious our hope is. Friends, be reminded, today, how beautiful our savior is, and what He did for us. Truly a gift from God. He gives us hope. And so much more, have a blessed Good Friday.
 
Its also my sons, birthday, and I thank God for the hope I see in him as well.
 
Let us hold onto our hope, for the joy, only Christ can give. Don’t let it go, don’t get hopeless. Rejoice, our savior, died, and was resurrected to give us life…..HALLELUJAH!!!!!
 
DO NOT EVER LOSE HOPE!
 
AND WHEN I SAW HIM, I FELL AT HIS FEET AS DEAD. AND HE LAID HIS RIGHT HAND UPON ME, SAYING UNTO ME, FEAR NOT: I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST: I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, AMEN; AND HAVE THE KEYS OF HELL AND OF DEATH. REVELATION 1:17-18. KJV.
 

LOVE MAKES EVERY THING GROW ~BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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So I have a strange dilemma. I have a neighbor, who is not always nice to me. In fact, I think I downright annoy her. She is short with me, and barely says hello. And well, I could react with that in return. But I try, I always try. To be nice, friendly, and kind.

I have noticed the last few times, when they go on vacation, they have not requested, or asked for us to water their flowers. I kind of think she thinks, I will just do it, but then when they come home, she really does not thank me, or us. But her flowers are alive.

So, they just took off yesterday, hubby was outside when they left. He asked as they loaded their trailer, and boat, how long they would be gone? They said Thursday. He said he asked, because that would have been a great time, to say hey, can you watch the house? Can you water our flowers. That was his way of trying to get a courtesy. But no, nothing was asked.

So common sense told me don’t water her flowers. And I feel like sure, I could let the flowers die, but what good would it do? It might teach her a lesson, to communicate, but by then the relationship we have would be at a worse strain. I could be that person and just look the other way. But thats not who I am.

So I have this saying on my wall. And I am praying for guidance, and I think, what would Christ do? And it came to me, water the flowers. Why? Because I see those flowers every day, out my window. I don’t have the heart to look at something and let it die, if I can save it.

Just like Christ, I want to save people. He is my example. Maybe thats why I am always reminding all of us to repent. To know, that we have to clean the slate with Christ. Maybe thats why, because love does things that don’t always seem like the right choice. But do we not know, Gods ways are not our ways?

I am not going to tell her I watered them. I am not asking for thanks. But I am going to just try and do things that love requires, that is not always the norm. I am not going to ask her to ask me to water her flowers. If she cannot see the error of her own ways, thats between her and God. In just being a courteous neighbor. You can’t make people do anything. But I can pray, and I pray God bless them.

Oh well. I may not see the fruit of it in others lives. But I can look out my window, and see those flowers are alive. Because I love, and love makes all things grow.

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DONT HAVE AN ABORTION AND DON’T DISCARD YOUR BABY LIKE TRASH ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


God, mom and dad gave me life and loved me...enough....

God, mom and dad gave me life and loved me…enough….

So, I am writing this, in obedience to God.  I don’t have a personal reason, to acknowledge this, or to bring it up.  I could show a picture of a baby here, but I think to see, and understand, we need to see a symbolic picture of parents.  Parents that love.  These are my dear parents.  Now dead, but forever in my heart.  

And most certainly, I do not want to make anybody feel bad, who has had an abortion, because the truth of the matter, is women who do have abortions, will always remember the guilt of this sin.  Even if they have asked God to forgive them.  I have talked to a few, and they say that is their greatest regret.

But I do write it, because I see the problem.  I see, how many women, have no hope, financially, or even morally sometimes to make the right decision. But no one tells them what is truly right.  So I will, maybe by you reading this, you will change your mind.  

The option is there, to have an abortion.  And sadly, now we see in our country, the great United States, that abortion has taken a very ugly twist, where we see baby human parts are being harvested, and sold.  It is despicable, what has happened to our country.  And that there is no moral sense of injustice for these innocent babies.   That are killed.  What has happened to people? When you see someone mourn a lion, but they do not mourn the thousands of babies killed yearly?

I know Gods heart in this.  I know Him.  I know how He loves each and every one of us.  I know, that He has a plan, according to scripture.  That He can change things.  That if we loved, one another, we would see more of His presence, in our lives.  I know He cares, for each one of us.  But we always have our part.  And this is what is missing from the equation.  We have turned into a disposable society.  Don’t like it?  Throw it away?  Dispose of it…..

Maybe I understand, because I was not exactly wanted.  My mother, did not want any more children.  She had three children from a previous marriage.  She did not want any more children.  She met my father, they married.  He wanted a child.  But she had taken precautions after her first marriage, and got her tubes tied.  To avoid pregnancy.  My father, prayed.  He bowed down, mama told me, at the foot of their bed, and cried to God for me.  God answered his prayer.  I was conceived.  Mama  could have had an abortion.  But she did not.  She did the right thing, and for that I am grateful.  But she had the fear of God, though life did not turn out exactly with happiness, for her, she wanted to please God.  

When she went to her doctors and told them that she had conceived me, they could not believe it.  But she knew, as I now know, as my dad did.  God answers prayers.  I am a miracle, and all babies are miracles.

You know sometimes, we don’t want to do something.  This feels odd in a way for me to write this.  I did not want to write it.  Yet, I know Gods voice.  And I know we have to obey Him.  So I write this.  Who knows who it will reach?

But obedient I tell you, if you are pregnant, don’t kill your baby.  Be obedient to God. Don’t take that life away.  God made it, so mothers would nurture and care for their babies.  You have that instinct within you, even if you do not see it.  You see, you just have to obey God in this.  For his commandment says….THOU SHALT NOT KILL.  Exodus 20:13.  Read it yourself from a good King James bible.

There is only one who wants to see you destroy your own child, and that is the devil.

Abortion was conceived, from an evil woman, who I will not even mention her name, but she was a racist.  She wanted to eliminate any other race, that was not pure, in her eyes.  She proclaimed, “Let them kill their own, and in this way, they will do the job, of exterminating themselves.”  

Have you ever noticed, it is motivated toward the poor, the broken to do this barbaric act?    But friends we need to know God loves us all, and He is not a respecter of persons.

Friends, we need to teach our women to love each other, and tell each other there is hope.  I know many feel like their is no hope.  But there always is with God.  One cannot become a part of the problem, which is a curse.  

It breaks my heart to see so many women, not know their potential, as it does God.  I myself, I have struggled, but I always turn back to God.  Life is not easy.  But one can survive, and not only that, but thrive.

Fathers, need to get involved, and not be a part of the problem.  So you get a girl pregnant?  Don’t abandon her.  Don’t abandon your child.  That is your flesh and blood.  

Parents or future grand parents, support your child.  Be there for that girl.  Your daughter.  Even if she makes a mistake and gets pregnant.  Be there for her support and love your future grand baby.  You see that is also your flesh and blood.  Your lineage, could live on in that child.  It is a seed from generation to generation.  

The only one who has the right to take life, is God.  He gives it, and he can take it.  That baby is not your right to kill.  Its life was meant for a purpose.  As your life is.  

Who knows…. as my friend Thena mentioned yesterday, how many lives have been destroyed, with the potential to find maybe the cure to cancer, discover something great, that will happen for the good of mankind.  

You see, we all have gifts and callings, that we can offer, to God and the world.  But yes, it is the enemies plan to destroy this plan of God.  Why be a part of it, and destroy your babies life, and yes yours, by becoming a part of this sin?  And it is sin.  

And lastly, maybe you have read this, and I have not persuaded you so far.  Or rather God has not persuaded you.  Then please, for the sake of any decency you can muster up.  If you truly do not want your child, if you do not want to love it, enough to raise it…..  

Then please do not just throw it away.  Yesterday, in the news, I read a woman, had a baby, took it, wrapped it in a blanket, and put it in a stroller in front of a building.  And just left it there.  The baby still had the umbilical cord wrapped up.  But it could have died from the heat.  

There are many places that are safe places to leave your child.  A firestation, a police station, a hospital, in the church…these are places where you can take it, and there no questions are asked.  

Someone does want to love your baby.  There are many women, who cannot have babies, yet they want to love a child.  Perhaps yours…

Please have mercy, on your child.  Please have mercy on your own soul.  Please trust God, to change the circumstances.  

By eliminating that child, you are eliminating love.  You would eliminate Love that could heal your own brokenness.  Your own broken heart.  There is always a way with God.  

Friend, I do not know you.  I don’t know what your struggle has been.  But I have had my own sorrow, my own broken dreams, and I have failed in so many ways.  Yet I am victorious.  Yet, I am a winner.  I am a survivor.  I am a voice….for the Lord.  

And all I know, is that no matter how bad it may look or seem, there is always a way with God.  You may not even believe in God.  But He believes in you, and that baby.  I just recommend search for God.  Pray, get a good King James bible, and this is important for holiness, and the anointing.  Read it, learn who God is, let Him speak to you from that bible.  

God will guide you, but you have your part.  Be obedient, take care of that baby.  Leave the rest to God.  He will not let you down.  I know.  If you need prayer, write to me.  

I do hope they defund this place of torture, where the plan is to kill babies.  And takes away a mothers and yes a fathers parenthood.   No one has that right to take a fathers child away either.

May America see the sin of this, and do that which is right in the sight of God.

Would you please be obedient to God and share this?  Maybe you can share it, and a woman in trouble, contemplating this will see it and change her mind?  Please save a life….

Blessings and love, Elena Ramirez

DID NOT HE THAT MADE ME IN THE WOMB MAKE HIM?  AND DID NOT ONE FASHION US IN THE WOMB?

Job 31:15.

I WAS CAST UPON THEE FROM THE WOMB:  THOU ART MY GOD FROM MY MOTHERS BELLY.  Psalm 22:10

FOR THOU HAST POSSESSED MY REINS:  THOU HAST COVERED ME IN MY MOTHERS WOMB.  Psalms 139:13.

LO CHILDREN ARE AN HERITAGE OF THE LORD:  AND THE FRUIT OF THE WOMB IS HIS REWARD.  Psalms 127:3

THUS SAITH THE LORD THAT MADE THEE, AND FORMED THEE FROM THE WOMB, WHICH WILL HELP THEE:  FEAR NOT, O JACOB MY SERVANT, AND THOU JESURUN WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN.  Isaiah 44:2.

AS THOU KNOWEST NOT WHAT IS THE WAY OF THE SPIRIT, NOR HOW THE BONES DO GROW IN THE WOMB OF HER THAT IS WITH CHILD:  EVEN SO THOU KNOWEST NOT THE WORKS OF GOD WHO MAKETH ALL.  Ecclesisastes 11:5.

BEFORE I FORMED THEE IN THE BELLY I KNEW THEE:  AND BEFORE THOU CAMEST FORTH OUT OF THE WOMB I SANCTIFIED THEE, AND I ORDAINED THEE A PROPHET UNTO THE NATIONS.  JEREMIAH 1:5.  

THUS SAITH THE LORD, THY REDEEMER, AND HE THAT FORMED THEE FROM THE WOMB, I AM THE LORD THAT MAKETH ALL THINGS; THAT STRETCHETH FORTH THE HEAVENS ALONE; THAT SPREADETH ABROAD THE EARTH BY MYSELF; Isaiah 44:24.

AND HE WILL LOVE THEE, AND BLESS THEE, AND MULTIPLY THEE:  HE WILL ALSO BLESS THE FRUIT OF THY WOMB, AND THE FRUIT OF THY LAND, THY CORN, AND THY WINE, AND THINE OIL, THE INCREASE OF THY KINE, AND THE FLOCKS OF THY SHEEP, IN THE LAND WHICH HE SWARE UNTO THY FATHERS TO GIVE THEE.  

Deuteronomy 7:17.  

The Lord showed me these scriptures today, and in obedience sharing them.  God knows….

The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly. The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech. Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come. Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins. (Isaiah 32:4-11 KJV)

 

PRIDE WILL STEAL YOUR BLESSINGS ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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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. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
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Pride will steal your blessings, and I need to write this.

There are so many Christians who are Christians, and believe in Gods word, but when an offence comes in, or a disagreement, what happens, is that pride takes over.

That is one thing, people do not understand, and when they do that, they open the door to the enemy. I have seen it time and time again, and I take it to heart, to know, because this is one thing, that offends God. He does not bless pride.

Why does it steal your blessings?  One reason, because it stops love.  It stops the flow of love, and God is love.

Whenever any of us, stop love, we stop God, from working in our lives.  We are stopping the blessings, and we are stopping forgiveness, and being disobedient.  It automatically brings the enemy into the situation legally.  We are told to give no place to the enemy to submit to God, and then the enemy will flee.

But He giveth more grace.  Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  James 4:6-7. 

These are principles, laws, and parameters God has placed in each one of our lives, and no matter how right you are, (I have learned this) that it turns into a stumbling block, that steals your blessings.

No one, would ever purposely, stop God from blessing them, who would be foolish to do that?  But unknowingly, when you have pride, with anybody, you are doing that.  And when you do that, you are using a worldly sense of dealing with something, instead of doing something the way of Gods Kingdom.

Its like a child, who gets mad at someone, and instead of letting the love flow, to be understanding, compassionate, instead one gets a stone wall, of intellectual reasoning.  By being bratty, unresponsive, and snubbing someone.  It shows.  Those kind of tactics were done when we were kids, and you either grow, or you keep doing it like a child.  Who has not learned how to deal with this, and see the way to get out of pride.

Lets look at that more so, because this is the way of the world, in some cases.  Being realistically intellectual in reasoning with one another.  Here as an example, you may be able to relate to this, but say someone tells you, that you have offended them.  Or that something you did, deserves to be looked at, to understand.

They are sad, they are wounded, or they may even just be adamant to say, hey that is wrong.  So what do you do?  You give a reason, you explain maybe even calmly, or with a sarcastic attitude, thats the way it is, and thats why you did what you did.

Instead, of seeing that person, actually has a llegitimate  point.  And instead of you recognizing it, acknowledging it, you may either ignore that person (pride) or just cut them off.  You have forgotten manners, good courtesy, of just even recognizing the problem.  

Stop for a moment, and look that this person, has actually made a point, and for whatever reason, if it is other factors, they need you to see this problem.  Don’t brush them off, don’t snub them, don’t ignore their thought….Let love in, and don’t let pride steal your blessings.

Now, I know every situation is different, but there is something to be said, about the way, we communicate, and the way, we either work it out with or without pride.

Having pride, will not acknowledge its wrong doing.  It will not admit a fault, it will not go that extra step to make a wrong right.  And this my friend, is what I am trying to get you to see.  I am trying to extend grace to you, to see that when you are wrong….

Go to someone, tell them perhaps, you were wrong, in your evaluation, or in the method of handling something.   What you are trying to do, is to continue the flow of love.  (Bringing God into it)  For when you do that, you are letting go of your pride.

You are letting go, of your right to be right, and even if you are right, you are saying.  I love you, this does not mean just because we disagree, that we should be at odds with one another.  You are not hiding the discretion, you are exposing it to love.  

You see, if we saw how God works, and the enemy works, we would be able to stop problems, curses, and even sin.  Love never fails.  Pride will stop love, it will stop your blessings.  Let go of that anger, to be right, or to have the right to be right.  It does you no good.  It needs to be brought to the obedience of Christ.  So His love can continue.

See this my friends, is something to know for pride will really steal your blessings.  And the enemy in his twisted sense of bringing confusion, will bring part truth in any matter, to look like a lie.  Or to bring pride.  Don’t be a part of pride.  Forgive, communicate, and be gracious, in your communications.

We all need to work on this, because it is on-going.  I hope this brought some perspective, so you can get on the right path, and in doing so learning a tool of diplomacy, with compassion, understanding, to stop pride.

Just my thoughts, with love, so hoping that we all can grow.  So   praying, that when differences come, even in my own life, I am praying, that I will not have pride.  You see, I grew up, trying to reason sometimes, and when I saw pride in a loved one, and I was rejected, I knew what it was.

That is the worst feeling, to have, because of someones pride, and when life goes on, and it is not resolved, it brings a curse.  Love could have healed that, but pride got in the way.  Don’t let it get in the way of your life.  Stop it, God can change it.  The following link is one of my popular posts on pride, just click it, and praying it also helps you.  

Blessings and love, Elena Ramirez

 

 

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/how-to-recognize-you-have-a-spirit-of-pride-a-prayer-of-hope-devotional/

WHEN YOUR NOT SURE THE WORD IS FROM A PROPHET OF GOD OR A FORTUNE TELLER ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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Be careful who you get spiritual advice from. This is a principle I have learned, and I share it more in my book. HOW TO HAVE FAITH. via Smashwords, go to this link. SMASHWORDS…..
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Have you ever heard someone say, they had a word, for someone, and they said, they came in the name of the Lord, but you had that strange queasy feeling, that perhaps, they were a “wolf in sheeps clothing” who really was just a fortune teller?

They were trying to get you to believe them, for whatever reason, but you just did not feel good about it.

There are many people, who use the word of the Lord, or even say they come in the name of the Lord, and they have not been instructed by God to speak a word.  In other words, they are phonies.

In Deuteronomy 18:20 BUT THE PROPHET WHICH SHALL PRESUME TO SPEAK A WORD IN MY NAME, WHICH I HAVE NOT COMMANDED HIM TO SPEAK, OR THAT SHALL SPEAK IN THE NAME OF OTHER GODS, EVEN THAT PROPHET SHALL DIE.  AND IF THOU SAY IN THINE HEART, HOW SHALL WE KNOW THE WORD WHICH THE LORD HATH NOT SPOKEN?  WHEN A PROPHET SPEAKETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, IF THE THING FOLLOW NOT, NOR COME TO PASS, THAT IS THE THING WHICH THE LORD HATH NOT SPOKE, BUT THE PROPHET HATH SPOKEN IT, PRESUMPTUOUSLY:  THOU SHALT NOT BE AFRAID OF HIM.  

I just feel in my heart, that we are to be ever so careful, especially in these days, with those who says they come in the name of the Lord.  Or with whoever we may keep company with.  As friends.  

There are so many of us, that are vulnerable, that we search.  We search for love, and we search for friends, in Christ, but there are deceivers out there.  They want to take your pain, say for instance, in the loss of a loved one, and they want you to think, they have a connection.  Maybe even into the spiritual world.

This is wrong, for one thing, because we are not called to talk to the dead.  Necromancy.  Remember this word, it is not one, that comes up in normal conversation.  But you need to know what it means. Webster says this:  The art or practice of conjuring up the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future.

Talking to the dead, praying to the dead, praying to family members, these kind of things are offensive to God.  Do you rememeber Saul from the Bible? The King, of Israel who hated David.  He did this, and then He died.  He wanted to talk to Samuel the prophet, and went to a witch, a fortune teller, or whoever she was, with her familar spirit, the Bible says, and this very much offended God.  Yeah he got a word, from the spirit, and it predicted his death, and the death of his sons.  Read the story yourself from I Samuel Chapter 28.  And yes, I recommend reading a King James Bible for the anointing.  And truth, where the words, have not been changed. 

Folks, we have to be careful, who we get spiritual help from, and you must be careful, especially again, if they say they come in the name of the Lord.  We are called to test, and try the spirits.  

BELOVED, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TRY THE SPIRITS WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD:  BECAUSE MANY FALSE PROPHETS ARE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD.  I JOHN 4:1

We are called to pray.  To God only, by the name of Jesus Christ.  We are not to pray to an angel, or to a saint, or anyone or anything but God almighty.

Here again, in Deuteronomy 18 it talks about how we are to be aware, and to be careful.  Dear friends, there are many people, who have fallen victim to these lies from the devil.  Don’t be one of them.  Read this carefully.

WHEN THOU ART COME INTO THE LAND WHICH THE LORD THY GOD GIVETH THEE, THOU SHALT NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE NATIONS.  THERE SHALL NOT BE FOUND AMONG YOU ANY ONE THAT MAKETH HIS SON OR HIS DAUGHTER TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE, OR THAT USETH DIVINATION OR AN OBSERVER OF TIMES, OR AN ENCHANTER, OR A WITCH.  OR A CHARMER OR A CONSULTER WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS, OR A WIZARD OR A NECROMANCER. FOR ALL THAT DO THESE THINGS ARE AN ABOMINATION UNTO THE LORD, AND BECAUSE OF THESE ABOMINATIONS THE LORD THY GOD DOTH DRIVE THEM OUT FROM BEFORE THEE.  THOU SHALT BE PERFECT WITH THE LORD THY GOD.  Deuteronomy 18:9-13.

You really need to see this.  And know, we are called not to be with those kind of people.

I Corinthians 5: 13.  BUT THEM THAT ARE WITHOUT GOD JUDGETH.  THEREFORE PUT AWAY FROM AMONG YOURSELVES THAT WICKED PERSON.

There is a lot to this, but I see many do not open their King James Bible, and read the truth from God concerning these things.  These kind of people open the door to hell itself.  Because they bring in demonic spirits, that are not of God.  Do you ever wonder why things go bad?  Or there are generational curses?  This happens, when people lift up anything else, besides God almighty.  He is a jealous God, and this is also a form of idolatry.  

And again, people are so vulnerable.  Do not be deceived.  The enemy, has used many “disguises” and masquerades himself, even saying they come in the name of the Lord.  It is sad, that it is not more evident in some ways, but you have to pray, you have to build yourself up, in the truth of what God says.

You need to submit to God, resist the devil, and flee from these things, and yes even people, who are not really Christians.  Look at the fruit.  Sometimes, you may not see it right away.  But trust your gut instinct, which is the Holy spirit.

Pray again, and beware.  Because you want to be right with God, and you want to know for sure, that the word you may get would be from a true prophet of God.

I am so careful at this time, and I pray, never to be deceived.  But I look at what God says, and I look at the fruit of what those that say they come in the name of the Lord, and I pray.

I pray you do as well.  Just a thought today, and praying it is received in truth.

For I am a truth seeker of the gospel, of Jesus Christ.  I get that from heaven above, from my King James Bible, and His Holy Spirit, by the truth of Jesus Christ.   Yes pray, and repent, if you have done this even in error.  By listening to a liar from hell.  Get right with God, because you do not want to reap the curses of these things.  You want to please God.  

And I say this, “I plead the blood of Jesus over this post.  And the truth of it. God will bless those who bless me, and curse those who curse me.” It is my hedge of protection, in matters like this.  

 Blessings, and love,  Elena Ramirez

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WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVE FOR FAITH? THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD OR WHAT HE CAN GIVE YOU?


IMG_0005 (2)Motives, about faith. Is it because you want something from God? Or is it because you want to be in His presence?

I wonder how insulting that is to God, by some of these teachings, that one seeks God for what they want, or need.

Yet, if we did seek Him, for who He is, how much greater our faith would be, in honor of Him. Because of who He is, because He is the creator of heaven and earth. Because nothing is impossible with Him.

But to only go to God, just when you need something, or want something, is like saying, God you are an ATM machine.

Oh folks, we need to see this is wrong, we need to seek God, for who He is, and love Him, like the children that we are, and like He is the King that He is, Almighty, and powerful.

BUT HE BEING FULL OF COMPASSION, FORGAVE THEIR INIQUITY, AND DESTROYED THEM NOT, YEA MANY A TIME TURN HE HIS ANGER AWAY, AND DID NOT STIR UP ALL HIS WRATH. FOR HE REMEMBERED THAT THEY WERE BUT FLESH A WIND THAT PASSETH AWAY AND COMETH NOT AGAIN. HOW OFT DID THEY PROVOKE HIM IN THE WILDERNESS, AND GRIEVE HIM IN THE DESERT. YEA THEY TURNED BACK AND TEMPTED GOD, AND LIMITED THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL. THEY REMEMBERED NOT HIS HAND, NOR THE DAY WHEN HE DELIVERED THEM FROM THE ENEMY. PSALM 78:-38-42

There is none like my God, and I would even go so far, to try and convict you in this, because the fear of God, is the beginning of wisdom.  He holds our souls in our hands.  Lets stop, and see, and not take our Lord for granted.  Nor His sacrifice on the cross.

We cannot, frustrate the grace, God has given us, but we learn who He is, by His Holy word, His commandments, His truth.  Even by the word, we read, and yes, I recommend the King James Bible, for this reason as well.  Nothing, missing, nothing broken.

We want to be people, that are made complete in love, because of what Christ did on the cross for each one of us.  And I hope if anything this stirs up your remembrance of His sacrifice, His love, His obedience.  He did this, for us, because He loves us.  So we have to see this.  And seek Him, for who He is.

Not because of what we get from God.

Just my thoughts, Elena Ramirez

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A Prayer of Hope….

Father, help us, help your people.  Lord, there are so many mixed messages out there, even from other Christian brothers and sisters, and Lord, what do you see?  Yes, we need your help.  But we need you more then anything.  Your truth, your ways, your characteristics, that change us.  Lord please just do a new thing, and reveal yourself, and correct us, in Love.  Have mercy, have your way, because of who you are.  Because your Love, never fails.  In Jesus name.  Amen

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RESOLUTION FOR 2013 BE A ROLE MODEL FOR CHRIST


IMG_0027Salvation, is the greatest gift, we can receive from Christ.  When you have been lost, caught in sin, saddened and disappointed, in people, and life, going to Christ, for comfort, and for true meaning in life, takes on new meaning, when you give your heart to Christ.

Your priorities change.  Your ideals change.  Your agenda, wants to change.  Everything, that was once important, as far as the world thinks, like power, or money, greed, or just controlling and manipulating situations, to one’s advantage, is no longer important.  This is the way, the world thinks.  Its about me, me, me.  And thats the wrong, goal.

If you have given your heart to Christ, you realize, how much of a sacrifice it was for Christ to give His life for you.  You understand, the penalty of sin, was given for your benefit.  So you feel grateful.  And if you are grateful, you realize, you have a role for Christ.  You want others to be saved too, and you want to be used by God.   You want to do something.  Small big, or large, but you want to be used by God.

A humbleness comes over you.  Its no longer about you, but God.  So the goal is….How do I bring glory to God?  How can I show you love?

Jesus said unto Him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.  Matthew 22:37-39.

Christmas, has passed, and this morning, as I woke up, I sense and understand, how precious life is.  How precious my Salvation is.  I don’t see things like I used to.  Even as a Christian.  You grow.  You see, we are on the vine, with Christ, and with His love, His truth, and His Holy Spirit, we think, and feel differently.  It is a process…..

Today, I want to inspire you, for as a “seasoned” Christian, I have learned a lot.  I have changed a lot.  I still believe, I have a lot more to learn, and lets be honest, that is from moment to moment, and breath to breath, till our time is over on this earth.  We still have room to learn, and to grow, and to be the best we can be for Christ.

So, God is not done with me, as He is not done with you either.  But, I want to be a role model for Christ.  I want to be an example, that someone, can look at and say.  If He did that for her, He can do it for me.  I am believing to do great things for God in 2013.  So, I want to do more, and greater than before….Because God has made a difference for me, and saved me.

And believe me, He has done a lot for me.  I am someone, who was broken.  I fell, and life, has not been good to me.  But, God has been good to me.  I could go on, and tell you, all the things I have done, where I missed it.  I could tell you, how sometimes, I was my own worst enemy.  I could even tell you, how I have struggled, with just who I am.  In my family, or the lack of it, etc.  I could go on and on.

But, no, I want to start, even here with a clean slate, and tell you, that I have gotten this far because of the grace of God.

I want to inspire people.  I want to speak a word of truth to the lost, and I want to walk in love.  And to be a reflection of Christ.  I want to serve others, and make a difference in someones life, because of what Christ has done for me.  Sure, there are still, lots of things God has to change in me, and guide me through.  But, I am telling you, I want you to see that for yourself too.  But more then anything, I want to bring glory to God.  In who I am.  So what has to change, within me?  What would stop the flow?

Pride, is one thing….when we put up that wall, and refuse to make a difference.  That can stop us.  It stops the flow.  Because the priority is not on God, its on something else.  Like oneself.  I John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in Him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the father but is of the world.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:  but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.  

When I watch television, I see some pretty talented people, and they have such wonderful gifts of communication, and they are beautiful etc.  And then you see the fruit of them.  They are broken, and so full of themselves, that the priorities, they display, are not at all Christ like.  And you wonder, why?  They are so gifted, they are so talented, and the glory they should be giving to God, is not given.

And then, I see the quiet Christians.  They also are gifted, and yet they could do so much.  But they do not.

And I wonder about that too…..Why don’t they make a difference?

What stops us from being effective?  What hinders our walks?  What makes us fearful, so we don’t shine, like we should in Christ?

Is it fear?  The only one we should fear is God.  But, if we fear people, or even the devil, we are not being effective.  Where does it say in Gods word, to fear the devil?  No where.  Over, and over again, it says, and expresses fear God.  No where should we fear people.  We need to get our balance back.  We need to grow, and change.

Yes, we need a healthy fear, of God, to stay away from evil, not to be a part of it, because the consequences is Gods punishment.

And many people, pastors, and yes other Christians, do not talk about the consequences.  Hell and brimstone, because they do not want to offend people.  But I tell you, in truth and love, this is something, that needs to bring truth, and insight, because many people will miss it.  Heaven and Hell is real.

As you know, I am a promoter of the King James Bible.  I sense the anointing, the power, the truth from this Bible.

And it does something for me spiritually, that strengthens me.  That makes me see, I can grow, even more in Christ, and I can do more for Him, because I hear HIS voice, and no other voice.  Distractions, they can make us lose our focus.  Our sense of who we are in Christ.

We need to pray, the body of Christ needs to pray, and ask God, for direction, and wisdom.  I know I do, if I am to be fulfilled in this calling God has placed in me.  I don’t want to miss it any more.  I don’t want to lose my sense of perception, of His power, because I may be doing something, I should not.

I am an ambassador for Christ.  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.  II Corinthians 5:20.

So I am praying for you….But, that also means, I have to be extremely careful, what God sees.  But what the world sees as well.  I cannot act like the world, and sin, and do this and that, and expect God to be glorified in that.  I cannot put myself in situations, that contradict who I am in Christ.

And Christians really need to take a good look at themselves in this.  Because if we act like the world, in hate, or sinning, gossiping, or just anything, that steals the virtues God has given us, we will miss it.  Are we compromising who we are in Christ?  Accepting sin, or tolerant, of it in our own lives?  We will miss Gods plan, but we will also miss the plan God has for us, in the blessings He has for us.

There are times, we may be the only ambassador for Christ available.   And a person, will see that, and turn to Christ, because of the fruit, they see.  Because the truth was spoken.  Because God used that person, to bring light. and hope, as to who He is.  But, if we are not obedient, and we are not watching our own lives, and what is seen, we will not make a difference.

I will never forget the person, God used to bring me to His throne.  It was someone I worked with.  And I loved this person like a sister, and she did me too, for a time, but sadly, she left my life.  No longer a friend.  I don’t know why.  But I am grateful to God, He used her to bring me to His throne.  But now that she is gone, I miss the friendship, in Christ, but I am well aware, people cannot fill that void. Only God can.

You see, God used her for a few seasons, to inspire me, but after a time, He changed the pace. He changed, the situation.  All I can say, is be aware of whose life you are touching, when you say you are a Christian.  And be love, in and out of seasons.

This year, more then ever, I pray as a resolution, to grow.  To press into my Lord, more in prayer, and in love.  And yes, I want to be a role model, but more then anything, I want to just sense and know my Lord is pleased.  What ever He decides, in the future, I just pray, that things would change.

Even now, I am working on a book of faith, and the principles to have it, and hopefully it will be out in the near future.  But, I see my part in it, and I am not leaving it to chance.  I am believing God for the provision, or a sponsor for it.  But whatever I do, If I can overturn a stone, or take a different approach in my walk.  By just listening, and being love, like He is love, then I will do so.  In obedience.

To write, or share a vision, or to just be obedient in my writing, as my gift and calling.  To help someone.  To show them the light, to inspire them, that with Christ is the way, the truth, and life.  John 14:6  Then I am doing what I should be doing.  I am going in His “way” not mine.  But, I have to determine in my heart, whatever it is, it must be done to God, and not to man.  This obedience, has to be to Him, first and foremost.  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.  Colossians 3:23

What would Jesus do?  And what can I do for my Jesus, who gave His life on the cross, so I can have this gift of Salvation?  How can I bring someone to Christ, by what I do?  Its a process, but its all to His glory, and praise, and as His ambassador, I just have to give it my all and all for Him.  Because He gave His all for me.  Every day, we have to start all over?  And give Him our all.  Are you starting over?  Are you ready to give it your all?

I declare, in the name of Jesus, that 2013, God will be glorified, in my life, by Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit.  and I will do great things for Him.  In one soul at a time, or a net full of souls.  May they see Christ in me, and may Christ be revealed, in His plan, His will.  Miracles.  I claim them now, in Jesus name.  Help me to do greater things, that maybe even someone else missed, but I will see it, and do it obedient, for your glory Father.

Humble I ask….Lord what can I do to bring glory to your throne?  Help me to do that.  In Jesus name, my prayer of hope.  Amen.

Blessings and just my thoughts,

Elena Ramirez

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