What is a lost soul? Hmm…. You know, as a seasoned Christian, I think I can identify it, by my own life. I can say, I have been lost.
I have been found. By Christ. But, I have and had my part in this matter as well.
I WILL SEEK THAT WHICH WAS LOST, AND BRING AGAIN THAT WHICH WAS DRIVEN AWAY, AND WILL BIND UP THAT WHICH WAS BROKEN, AND WILL STRENGTHEN THAT WHICH WAS SICK; BUT I WILL DESTROY THE FAT AND THE STRONG: I WILL FEED THEM WITH JUDGMENT. EZEKIEL 34:16. KJV.
A lost soul, is someone who has lost their way, because they are not seeking Christ. Urgently, and in a relationship. Not religion. Please do not confuse religion, rules, regulations, rituals, and traditions made by men, and groups.
I am talking about a moment to moment relationship, and a prayer life, that is constant with Christ. Seeking truth, from your King James bibles. I am talking about someone who has seen the error of their ways, and made Christ their Lord and savior. They believe. But not only do they believe, they actively pursue Christ.
And even if you are a Christian, you can get lost, we all can get lost from time to time.
And the thing is, that there is an enemy, who only wants to deceive, and lead you away from Christ. The enemy does not want you to seek the light.
The enemy does not want you to seek truth, seek the way, the truth, and the life in Christ. (John 14:6 KJV) The enemy, wants a soul to be lost. This is where the enemy wants to lure you into his kingdom of darkness, and that is to be eternally lost.
I feel the urgency lately, to first to speak to my brothers and sisters in Christ, to implore you to guard your salvation. Cherish it. Remember what Christ did on the cross for you. Be humble, be love, forget about the pride, throw away those things that corrupt the inner person. Do not lose your way. DO NOT GET LOST! Be repentant daily….
Remember the way, is narrow…
ENTER YE IN AT THE STRAIGHT GATE FOR WIDE IS THE GATE, AND BROAD IS THE WAY, THAT LEADETH TO DESTRUCTION, AND MANY THERE BE WHICH GO IN THEREAT: BECAUSE STRAIGHT IS THE GATE, AND NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT. MATTHEW 7:13-14. KJV.
Do you see that last sentence from my King James Bible? It says that there are few that find it. Few…. Are you one of those few, who may not find it, because you are lost?
Friend, only you can determine where you are with Christ. Only you know where you have been? Spiritually, in the light or darkness? We can lose our moral compass, and get lost.
But I implore you, if you have first not made Christ your Lord, and savior, you are in darkness. This is not a joke. This is something, I hope you read, and take to heart.
Because the bottom line is, there is a line, we can cross into light or darkness. And you do not want to play with your salvation. You do not want to lose it, and you do not want to lose a chance to gain, eternal security with Christ. Why do I say this, because again, I have had spiritual battles, where the enemy wants to deceive me.
A little history, here, as a testimony. I accepted Christ as Lord and savior, when I was young. But, I got “Lost” I played with my salvation. When I got older, I sinned, I wanted the ways of the world. I hit the bottom of the barrel so to speak, and not every body may do that, but I thank God I did, because it did teach me to value my salvation.
It taught me to seek Christ, whole heartily, and with every ounce of my being. Because I was a “backslider” I truly believe, if I had died, during that time, before, hell would have been my destination. I would have lost my salvation.
So do not argue with a soul, who has been there, done that. I know. Salvation can be lost. But I seek to always obey God. By His commandments. Do you?
I HAVE GONE ASTRAY LIKE A LOST SHEEP; SEEK THY SERVANT: FOR I DO NOT FORGET THY COMANDMENTS. PSALM 119:176. KJV.
Some people do not hit hard, like I did. Not all people are the same, not all experiences are the same. But the deception is, you may think life is fine and dandy, but you are lost. You may have everything going for you, but you are “lost.” Friend, I implore you, whether you accepted Christ as Lord and savior, or not, do not lose your way. Do not play with your salvation.
Now the deception is this, that comes from the enemy. He wants you to think once saved is always saved. But its not. Because sin, separates us from God. This is King James scriptural. Look up that scripture. In a King James Bible. Without repentance, that sin, will separate you from heaven, when you leave this earth.
The enemy also wants to deceive you by the Bible you use, so use a King James, it is holy and anointed. Friend, the deception is in the changing of the words, and they are not Gods words, they are words that come from hell itself. I have made the comparisons I know.
I implore you, if you are lost, repent. Repent, and acknowledge to God your sins. Your pride. Your short comings. Yes, because we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. You see, we just don’t know when we are going to leave this earth. Obedience to God is so important.
And I just know, for, I just see the deception. I see, the “lost” world we live in.
I see Pastors, and Christians, that are in “la-la land”. They really are not aware, nor do they care for those who do not know truth, and they are not seeking the “lost” as Christ called us to do. They are silent. They do not have the urgency to bring people to the light. They do not witness, to others. They do not warn others. The enemy has done a number on so many, because they do not want to judge.
Quit confusing judging with warning a soul! We are called to judge righteously. And we are called to warn. See Ezekiel 33.
And if you are not sharing the gospel, trying to win a soul, you may be lost yourself.
Yes, think about that…..
BUT IF OUR GOSPEL BE HID, IT IS HID TO THEM THAT ARE LOST; 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. FOR WE PREACH NOT OURSELVES, BUT CHRIST JESUS THE LORD, AND OURSELVES YOUR SERVANTS FOR JESUS SAKE. FOR GOD WHO COMMANDED THE LIGHT TO SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS, HATH SHINED IN OUR HEARTS, TO GIVE THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST.
II CORINTHIANS 4:3-6. KJV.
We must reach out to the lost. We must make sure we do not get lost ourselves. We must beware of the enemies antics. For he does come to kill, steal, and destroy. We must be totally submitted to God in fear of God, for the bottom line is, he is the one who determines whether or not we can enter into His kingdom. Yes fear God.
Friends, only you can ask yourself this?
Are you a lost soul?
By Elena Ramirez
I feel led to write this. Perhaps, because I am a seasoned Christian now. I know, when people read my writings, or they meet me, they may see my light shine.
It may take a moment or two, because I am reserved in some ways, but if they want to get to know me, or be a friend, they will soon find out I am a Christian.
But not one size fits all, if I could use that as an analogy. We are all different. We don’t all believe the same, which is sad, but even I meet Christians, who do not agree with me, or what my King James Bible says.
And I guess, that just comes with the territory. I guess, I could blame that on different Bible versions, as to why we are not all on the same page with God. Or I could blame that on religion. Rules, regulations, rituals and traditions, that are made by men, and groups.
And I think its sad, that we are not all agreeing with what God expects. Because there are scriptures, that tell it like it is, and people do not know what it says, but they heard something, from a pastor, or in passing, and they think they have the answer.
But I truly believe in the King James Bible, for that. It is still holy, and anointed, and not corrupted. I have said, that the King James Bible is like a puzzle sometimes, the answers are here there, and throughout that book.
I have met a lot of different Christians in my lifetime. Some, that are flaky, and just say they are a Christian by name. But they don’t seem to have any true substance. Then, I have met some, who are knowledgeable, yet they get puffed up, and hit people on the head with the bible. This could be a turn off to some.
Turning people off, about God, that is just wrong, in the sight of God. We have a responsibility, to speak truth, but not to distort it. We will be accountable for the souls, we bring to the Kingdom of God, or turn away.
I want you to think about that.
I have had to be really careful with that. Because I am knowledgeable, but, I remember, what Christ said.
That we would be known by the Love. That should be the first thing you should see in a true Christian. A love, thats in their eyes, a love, that is compassionate, kind, considerate, not jealous, or competitive, but just something about them, that shows that Christ is their Lord and savior. No matter what they look like, or their status is in life, there is that love….
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35. KJV.
If I see the love, then I am more apt to be patient with someone, even if they do not agree with me. But I have to make sure they see, my love, as well.
We are all on the vine, with Christ, so to speak at different levels. He is the vine, we are the branches. One may be seasoned, but the other may not be. And so, there is always that chance, that there will be a difference of opinion.
The thing is though, Christianity, has taken a bad rap in many ways. I have heard it to be called a religion of hate. Yet, Christ was very clear about loving God, and loving one another. It has to be seen.
I myself, have been turned off by those who have come in the name of the Lord, but they were wolves in sheeps clothing. And they have no mercy. Nor love. They also have a Pharisee spirit, and they rule by the law.
Then there are those, who have a Pharisee spirit, but they reject the law. And believe by grace only. Those are flaky, pharisee spirits to me. Because scripture is very clear, that Christ did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.
Being a Christian, will make you different. But its a process, and a growth, and you cannot expect to have discernment, or spiritual gifts and callings, until you grow, and know holy word, and pray. By first of all being obedient to God, and yes, His laws. And fearing Him. I am not playing with words, fear God.
Scripture says, we are different. In fact, it says, we can be peculiar, if you are reading this from a King James version. Lord, only knows what it says in other Bible versions.
BUT YE ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, AN HOLY NATION, A PECULIAR PEOPLE; THAT YE SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT: WHICH IN TIME PAST WERE NOT A PEOPLE, BUT ARE NOW THE PEOPLE OF GOD: WHICH HAD NOT OBTAINED MERCY, BUT NOW HAVE OBTAINED MERCY. I PETER 2:9-10. KJV.
To get to the point, of my writing, I implore you don’t give up on God, by some of the peculiar Christians you have met, who are flaky to you. Where it may seem what they do, is crazy. Or that they even believe. Yes, there are some nutty Christians. Sad to say. But there are also some, who desire truth, in the inner parts of their soul, and they search for God, and they find Him.
For me, it began by seeing I was a sinner. That we all sin, and come short of the glory of God. I came to a place, where I hit the bottom of the barrel, and I repented, and in fact, repent daily….. letting go of pride. I gave my life to Christ, because He truly did save me. But you don’t see the fruit of that, until you come to that place where you give in to God. We can get the mind of Christ…. by the Holy Spirit.
Even though I know God, I am careful not to get puffed up, with pride, or to make myself look better then anyone. I believe in the Love Christ told us about.
I don’t come from a place, “where its name it or claim it.” Or where, I believe God is an ATM. “To holler for a dollar.” That must be so insulting to Him. Yet many have a distorted, view of who God, and is not.
Open your heart, and let God speak to you. Again, I recommend a King James bible, for it is holy, and anointed. And yes, be careful of the Christians you meet. But be careful of all people. We are to test the spirits.
If you are truly praying, and knowledgeable, about what Gods word says, you will try, and test the spirits. The Holy Spirit, will show you.
Thats all I can say for now, till I write again. But don’t reject the relationship, you can have in Christ. Thats your responsibility, not others. You have to work at it.
Blessings, and love, in Christ,
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IF YOU HAVE FAITH AMERICA….
If you have faith America, you begin to bless God, because He blesses America….
If you have faith America. You pray for our nation. You pray for our Leaders. You pray…..
If you have faith America, you quit speaking defeat…..
You begin speaking victory. Knowing, you have power of life and death in your tongues. You are careful to speak life.
If you have faith America, you honor life, even the life of the unborn.
If you have faith America, you do not give place to the enemy, but you submit to God, resist the enemy, and he must flee.
If you have faith America, you are loyal to God and country, and to Americas allies.
If you have faith America, you make sure, you accept Jesus Christ as Lord, and savior. You make sure, your salvation is in tact. You make sure, you repent. For tomorrow is not promised to anyone. You have faith in Christ, because you see, He suffered for you to be saved, and no one else can do that for you.
If you have faith America, you stand in the old ways. The ways of God, the ways of our forefathers. I stand on my King James Bible, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. And every amendment, that supports this.
If you have faith America, you walk in love, with one another. In this country, we are united. Divided we fall.
If you have faith America, you honor the American flag. You honor, others, and their choices. You honor the veteran who fights and died for your rights. You honor, freedom of speech.
If you have faith America, you honor God and country.
If you have faith America, you embrace every truth, every commandment God gives us, as best to your ability. And if you cannot you repent to God.
Yes, America, we need to make some changes here, for good, not evil. We have to stand our ground. We have to see the error of our own ways, individually and as a nation. We have to seek God.
If we do not, we will not have faith. Its time to get faith….
THEN TOUCHED HE THEIR EYES, SAYING, ACCORDING TO YOUR FAITH BE IT UNTO YOU.
Matthew 9:29 KJV.
By Elena Ramirez
DISCLAIMER: These are “Just my thoughts” today…..and I am grateful to God for the rights of free speech in America. That I do not take for granted, because I have faith.
I walk in faith, and those things I cannot change, I put in the hands of God almighty.
They may not be your thoughts, but the beauty of it, is that in America, freedom is a gift, I don’t take for granted. But I respect your right not to agree, but I don’t have to argue about it. I don’t have to debate it.
I have faith….
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When I was a small child, Christmas meant I had a lot of presents under the tree. That Santa would see I was a good girl and come and bring me lots of presents. Now all I want more then ever is that the sweet spirit of Christmas to bring me the true meaning of who Christ is. You can’t find that under your tree but in your heart…in times of poverty or times of abundance. Christ is the gift that keeps on giving. I have learned. His presence is the present… I wrote this about the Christmas spirit. I hope it blesses you… ❤
So your not feeling the Christmas Spirit? You feel kind of BAH-HUMBUG. Bah humbug, see that word (bah hum bug), you gotta quit letting things bug you. So lets start there.
You see, God our King, our Lord, Jesus came to save us all, and HE understands, our sorrows, our pain, our needs. But you cannot see Him work in your life, unless you allow Him, into your heart. In every part of your heart. Not just part of it.
You know how you catch a cold, its a virus. Well, that bug, of bah humbug, is a virus to your spirit. It wants you to feel bad. It wants you to deny Christ. So watch that.
So what do you do when you catch a cold? You concentrate on getting better, you take precautions, and nurture your body. Well you have to do that with your spirit. To get into the Christmas spirit…
For it is your responsibility to stir up that spirit. Lets talk about spirits for a second. There is that invisible feeling, that is within you, whether it is happiness, sadness, poverty, or even infirmity, which is called sickness, that can make you sick. These are spirits.
There are spirits, that come from God Himself, and then there are spirits, that come from hell itself. And you have to identify which is from God, and from the devil. And when you do, then you can see the beauty of Christmas.
And you need to know how to control it, and you need to know how to tap into the Holy Spirit of God Himself. And only God can control it, so this is where submission to God comes from. Total surrendering….to joy.
Joy, the joy of the Lord, is our strength. Nehemiah 8:10. King James.
To be healed, spiritually, to feel that joy.
But when you are not letting God do a good thing, by even stirring up your hope, your joy, your child like thoughts of Christmas, you are allowing the enemy to steal your joy, that comes from the Holy Spirit. You do have to see that.
You have to know who God is, and then you have to know who you are in Christ. By the Holy Spirit….
This is the first step in a line of other steps but very important. So please note this:
If you are not a Christian, or if you are a Christian, who has sinned, you need to repent. And sometimes we don’t even know we have sinned. But God knows, and His spirit will not be there. So thats a good place to start.
Repent, this is the very first thing, you must do…..Rededicate yourself to Christ. Accept Christ into your heart. Remember what He did on the cross for you. For this truly is the very, main reason why God sent Him.
Go to God, tell Him, your not feeling the Christmas spirit, ask Him to forgive you. Ask Him to show you the true meaning of Christmas. In any way, that He wants too. And then conclude to be obedient. Knowing why Christmas is so important.
And the reason that is because Jesus is the reason for the season. For God so loved the world, that He gave and sent His only begotten son. (paraphrasing John 3:16. King James)
Think about that. God loves us, and sent Christ to save us so we have to sometimes, just identify that, and know how great His love is. To know what Christmas is really about…
So here are some tips, that I sense the Holy Spirit is bringing to my attention just to stir up that, after you have come to the throne of God, and made it right with God, in your salvation to remind you, on your part, how to stir up Christmas:
Start by being thankful for what you have. Friends, family, home, health, protection, your great country…any blessing you can think of, and cannot think of. Things you may have avoided, or did not know about, but God knew and spared you. And just let that child like thankfulness “spirit” enter your heart.
Start giving to someone anyone. Think about someone else, to bless. In any way you can. Even out of the ordinary, Impulsively…Buy someone a gift, a cup of coffee, a homeless person, and just let that spirit of giving remind you, of Gods love, that He gave us. Give to someone, that you know can never repay you. But God will….
Remember, to rebuke any negative feelings. Doubt, anger, sadness, even your feeling of poverty, and remind yourself, at this time of Christmas, the miracle of Christmas. Think of the angels. Think of the goodness of God, that God sent angels to go to Mary, and to tell her, she would be the mother of Christ. Think of all the possibilities. Remember God said, all things are possible with Him. FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE. LUKE 2:37
Think of Christ and all of the miracles, He did. As He walked in this life, and the promises He made. And feel the true spirit of who Christ is.
Ponder on the miracle of Christmas because of who Christ is. Think of the nativity. Think of when the three wisemen came, to seek Him, and they followed that star, and the quietness, and beauty of a silent night. Think of the gifts they brought to bless the King, and then bless God, with your spirit of believing and giving. QUIET YOUR SPIRIT TO HEAR FROM GOD.
Be careful and rebuke the Pharisee spirit, the spirit, that doubts, and look at things religiously. Or that puts down the meaning of Christmas. That spirit, that will even take a scripture, and try to put down even putting up a Christmas tree. Or making a mockery of it, by the commercialization. This really is sin, to deny what Christ came for. To deny Christmas or to hate it. So be careful of people who do not see it your way. Some people are toxic. You may even think of blessing them. But if you cannot be near them, or they will spit on that sweet spirit, get away from them. Bless them but get away.
Think of love…for truly Christmas is love. If there is hate, or unforgiveness, again repent, but release it. Let it flow away from you, and just be willing to see the good in people. Even mean people, just remember what Christ did for you.
Ponder on the true holy word. Get a good King James bible, and look up the nativity. (Luke 2) Read it to your family, on Christmas eve, or even now, and let the spirit of truth, and Gods love bless you by His Holy word. This is very important because of the holiness of word. You want holy, anointed scripture that is not corrupted. By the changing of words. PRAY WITH YOUR FAMILY. BRING CHRIST INTO YOUR HOME.
Get good Christmas music, and listen to it. Sing with it. Dance to it.
Guard your heart…To give God glory. Think about how, and any way you can acknowledge who God is, and speak or do anything that will give God glory. For it will rebuke the enemy. The enemy of God, who does not want to give God glory. Be very careful with this.
Go to a church where the Christmas story is being told. With the intention of seeing God, or seeing, some kind of sign from God.
Expect miracles, expect and believe, you see Christmas is about believing, and only you can stir up your heart, to believe. But this is faith, and faith begins when you pray, and just conclude, not to rationalize, or to analyze Christmas or anything but God. But to obey. To obey God, means you are allowing His spirit, in your heart. Then you will have Christmas. See it like a child….but be careful to not put anything besides Christs birth as the meaning….
These are just some tips, I am sharing, by the Holy Spirit, but truly only God can touch your heart, to know any of these things. As you have your part in just being mindful of these things, God will do His part.
Your Christmas can be merry my friends. I sense some of you are so hurt, so angry, so cold, and even hateful, of this time of the season. You may be alone. You may have terrible memories of this time. You may have hard, times, that seem unbearable in every way. But remember, Christ came to save, us, but to also heal us. Isaiah 53:5.( see it from a King James) That healing can also be our spirits. And nothing is impossible again, with God. Let that be your hope.
To conclude this: Work on your relationship with Christ every day of the year. This is not a religion, this is relationship we all have to work on with our Lord. But you will find if you do this, the Holy spirit of Christmas will come to you much easier, it will flow. Love, never fails.
Merry Christmas….To all, and to God be the glory, peace, on earth good will toward all. May the sweet Spirit of Christmas be yours, if all you have is this scripture……God will be with you.
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