GRACE DOES RUN OUT AND THEN THERE IS THE WRATH OF GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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GRACE DOES RUN OUT, AND THEN THERE IS THE WRATH OF GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez 

For those who embrace the “grace” message, its beautiful.  But, remember grace does run out, and then there is the wrath of God.  If sin, is evident.  He tells us,  to REPENT.  I believe time is running out.

I have been seeing a lot of messages on grace lately, and yes again, grace is a beautiful thing.  

But…

If grace is taken for granted, and one does not repent, or see the error of their ways, well, they will miss it.

And I think thats what bothers me about so many of these “grace” messages.  Is that they really do undermine, and really are a disservice to many in the body of Christ.  They are not seeing there will be a time, of wrath from God.  The call to repent, to get right with God, is missing.  From many of these grace messages.  

BECAUSE THEY HAVE FORSAKEN ME, AND HAVE BURNED INCENSE UNTO OTHER GODS, THAT THEY MIGHT PROVOKE ME TO ANGER WITH ALL THE WORKS OF THEIR HANDS; THEREFORE MY WRATH SHALL BE KINDLED AGAINST THIS PLACE, AND SHALL NOT BE QUENCHED.  II KINGS 22:17  KJV.  

See this scripture tells me, that He our Lord, is talking about someone who knew Him.  Someone that may have been saved.  But they forsook Him, and chose sin, and with idolatry, they provoked God, to have anger.  And His wrath will be revealed.   So, if sin, is an idol, in any form, yes God is jealous.  And who can blame Him?  Thats why we have to see our own ways.  

And when I see a “seasoned” Christian, not seeing the truth of this, and actually fighting to defend grace, not seeing the error of these grace messages that leave out a very fundamental point.  I am wondering what kook-aid, did that person drink?  And I have been mocked, and actually given the “silent” treatment. Concerning this subject matter. And they just don’t understand…

BUT THEY MOCKED THE MESSENGERS OF GOD, AND DESPISED HIS WORDS, AND MISUSED HIS PROPHETS, UNTIL THE WRATH OF THE LORD AROSE AGAINST HIS PEOPLE, TILL THERE WAS NO REMEDY.  II CHRONICLES 36:16  KJV.  

Because we do reap what we sow.  And God is not mocked.  The world calls it Karma, but I tell you friend, don’t confuse what the world says, and what God says.  Read Galatains 6, from a King James.  

Many in the body of Christ, have no true concept, or understanding how valuable our salvation is.  Many think they actually have a license to sin, and thats so wrong.  Because these graces messages, get off balance.  

Yes, if we believe and accept Christ as Lord and savior, we are saved.  But you are not saved, if you break the contract.  If you sin, and do not repent. The covenant, it is a contract, if you accepted Christ, and repented.  So this brings us to the point, well then to ask, am I still saved?

I think this scripture answers this.  

WHEN I SHALL SAY TO THE RIGHTEOUS, THAT HE SHALL SURELY LIVE; IF HE TRUST TO HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND COMMIT INIQUITY, ALL HIS RIGHTEOUSNESSES SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED; BUT FOR HIS INIQUITY THAT HE HATH COMMITTED, HE SHALL DIE FOR IT.  EZEKIEL 33:13  KJV.  

That scripture tells me, that the righteousness, he thought he had, but abused by not repenting, means spiritual death. Christ is life. His promise is for eternity.  But if someone trusts their own righteousness, and sins, his or hers righteousness, will not be remembered. In the book of life. So yes, I do believe one can lose their salvation. And I won’t argue about it.  But even here I warn, repent.  Repent even daily.  

You see, we miss it.  I know I have, but I do repent, and that helps me in my journey of life, I am not trusting grace, because there is an enemy to deceive, and many say, oh works don’t cut it.  Well I would rather work at being a better Christian, work at trying to keep at His law, then to miss it.  

But…If you sin, purposely.  If you do not repent.  If you are depending on “grace.”  Well you are missing it.  You are not growing for that matter, but time, may run out, and we all will stand before God.  

And I think thats what really bothers me about the grace messages, is they leave out that part.  They don’t warn.  Many think you are judging them but its warning, and love warns.  

God did not flip flop flop, from the Old Testament.  To the New Testament.  And many think the law, is not necessary, and thats exactly what the enemy wants any of us to believe.  

I have even been accused of being legalistic.  Well, God was legal, when He gave His law, and I love His law.  

O HOW LOVE I THY LAW!  IT IS MY MEDITATION ALL THE DAY.  PSALMS 119:97  KJV.  

We all need Gods laws, to understand, and to know what pleases Him.  Grace, is only extended if we repent.  And I would say, that yes, in the times we are in, this is a grace period.  

Its a time, to grow.  Its a time, to see the error of our ways.  And its a time, to repent.  Its a time, to accept what Christ did on that cross, and to step up and serve, and to obey, and be a reflection of someone who is on the vine with Christ.  

But, I believe this grace time is running out for us individually, but also for the entire world.  Now is the time, of salvation.

LEAD ME IN THY TRUTH, AND TEACH ME:  FOR THOU ART THE GOD OF MY SALVATION; ON THEE DO I WAIT ALL THE DAY.  PSALMS 25:5 KJV.  

Now is the time, to get right with Christ.  I do believe grace is beautiful, I am so grateful that in my lifetime, God did extend grace to me a sinner.  But as I have grown.  As I have searched for God, more and more, I see the error of my ways.  Even after I was saved.  I see, how misguided I was.  And still can be sometimes.  I am not perfect.  But, I see, how I was basically living on the fence, between the ways of the world, and yes God.  But not until I really opened my eyes, in other spiritual matters, did I really come to see, how misguided we can be.  And grace can do that.  And I will begin with the fear of God.

The fear of God, is not taught, its not in many Christians conversations, nor does it come from the pulpit from many.  

So, I do see the problems.  I do see, the deception, and I do believe, grace is running out, but we need to get right with God now.  Before we leave this earth, before time runs out for eternity for the lost.  

Hell is real, and many do not like to hear the Hell and Brimstone, message, but that goes hand in hand, with the grace message.  And many would say that turns people off, I would rather turn you off, so you turn on to God. Don’t get tunnel vision, and miss the rest of what God says.  There will be His wrath.  

HE THAT OVERCOMETH SHALL INHERIT ALL THINGS: AND I WILL BE HIS GOD, AND HE SHALL BE MY SON.  BUT THE FEARFUL, AND UNBELIEVING, AND THE ABOMINABLE, AND MURDERERS, AND WHOREMONGERS, AND SORCERERS, AND IDOLATERS, AND ALL LIARS, SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE:  WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH.  Revelation 21:7-8.  KJV.

Perhaps, my understanding even in my own relationship, with God, with who I was as a sinner, may propel you, or prompt you to see the danger of just trusting in grace.  It makes one lazy, it makes one vulnerable, and gullible to the ways of the devil.  Please wake up, and don’t just trust grace.  

Today, I plead with you, take a look at your own life, your own soul, and see if you are off balance, with the grace message.  Taking for granted what Christ did for you.  Taking for granted your salvation.  You may be missing it.

BE YE AFRAID OF THE SWORD:  FOR WRATH BRINGETH THE PUNISHMENTS OF THE SWORD, THAT YE MAY KNOW THERE IS A JUDGMENT.  JOB 19:29  KJV.  

Blessings, and love, 

Elena Ramirez

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AN ANALOGY OF HOW….satan….LOST HIS SALVATION ~ 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

AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, I BEHELD satan AS LIGHTNING FALL FROM HEAVEN.  

Luke 10:18 King James

I want to settle once and for all, that Salvation can be lost.  Too many Christians, have such a strange understanding of this, that they don’t see the deception in this.

They don’t see, how precious Salvation is, and what Christ did on the cross for us.  They don’t see, we are to guard our salvation, and yes work it out with trembling and fear.  This is scriptural.  

But more then anything they don’t have fear of God, and because of that, they don’t treasure it, or respect it and guard it.  And because that fear of God is not there, they are not afraid of God, and they sin.  Simply put….

Many have such a confused sense, about grace and the law, that they actually believe, they have grace to sin, and will still make it to heaven, when they die.  

Don’t forget satan fell from grace.  

So they take one scripture from Galatians 3: and they misinterpret the words, and throw out the law.  According to Paul, the apostle, And think they are covered by grace.  They do not see the many, many other scriptures about the law, and the curses, that come from not keeping the law.  

Some, take truth, concerning the “justification” of Salvation, and do not see, that if there is unrepented sin, they are in spiritual jeopardy, and can lose their Salvation.  They believe….That once saved is always saved.  Its not.  And I will explain…

This is definitely the plan of the devil.  This is definitely, something he will use to try and confuse someone, and yes cause someone even to sin.

Last week was such a strange week for me, spiritually, but it lead me to this topic, even today.

It seemed, like every turn I took, people, were either offended with me, they wanted to challenge doctrine, they wanted me to compromise my beliefs, they wanted me to actually compromise my stance on only using the King James Bible and it was just a lot of spiritual warfare.

I stood firm, and said, I will only trust God.  I will not compromise truth.  I will not dismiss the law of God.  Think what you want I don’t care.  Maybe you saw my post where I talk about that.  But I held firm in the testing, and I believe I passed the test, to the glory of God.  

Because God showed me this…..

For it lead me even to a conversation, I had with my husband.  Who confided in me, he had a strange conversation with an acquaintance of his.  This acquaintance, was talking to my husband about salvation.  This person believes that once saved is always saved.  

He said, something really strange, that my husband asked me if there was any kind of scripture that says, Christ died for our sins, in the past, now, and in the future.  Which I asked, if he thought, maybe, he was trying to say, Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow?  

He said, no.  His meaning was that you can sin, now, or in the future and be covered by Salvation.

My husband knows better, praise God.  And he shared this analogy.  He asked this person.  If Hitler accepted Christ, before he became a dictator, and then committed all the atrocities that he did, killing Jews, killing innocent people, for the sake of his race, and then died…..

Would Hitler go to heaven?

The friend thought about it and said, “Yes he would go to heaven”.   WRONG!

My husband, was short on time, and could not share scripture, or more, with this person but he tried, in a brief moment to tell him, that was not right.  And that Hitler, would not have gone to heaven if he did not repent.  And asked for forgiveness.

So I shared this scripture with my husband.  To bring more understanding…

Please Note:  I am interjecting the words ” who is saved” to understand that the “righteous” is the saved.  This is who we are talking about in this scripture..  

And you always have to see scripture from a King James, to always get the true meaning.  This is why wording, must be guarded, and not compromised from other bible versions.  

WHEN I SHALL SAY TO THE RIGHTEOUS, THAT HE SHALL SURELY LIVE; IF HE TRUST TO HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND COMMIT INIQUITY, ALL HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED; BUT FOR HIS INIQUITY THAT HE HATH COMMITTED, HE SHALL DIE FOR IT.   Ezekiel 33:13

If you know, that Christ died for you, and you have repented, and you believe Jesus Christ came to take away the sins of the world, and you accept Him as Lord and savior, you are promised eternal life.  Right?

Well, if you sin, according to this scripture, and commit iniquity, or sin the righteousness (who is saved) you had, (your name which is in the lambs book of life) will not be remembered.  It will be blotted out.  

And all the good things you did will not be remembered, and for your sins, that you commit, you will die for those sins.  In other words, the life you were promised by Christ, eternal life, by repenting, and seeking Him, will become now death for you.  You will lose your salvation, and life eternal is no longer promised to you, because you trusted your own righteousness, and sinned.  

So there it is there, Saved is not saved, if there is sin….

But lets talk about the devil.  Lets talk about who he was, and why it is so important, that you see this, and yes make the connection.  Because more then anything the enemy wants to deceive you.  He wants you to be confused.  He wants you to think you can sin, and your “justified.”  He wants you to lose your salvation, why?  Because he lost his.

Now remember this.  And I shared that top scripture, to make the illustration from Christ.  But we all know the story.

The devil, satan, who was also called lucifer, was an angel on high.  An Arc angel.  He was beautiful to look at.  He was, we are told, light.  He was highly ranked….He though, wanted to lift himself up, on high, and was actually jealous of God.  He wanted the glory for himself.  

God took authority, and kicked him out of heaven.

So think about it.  Here was an angel, who was established in heaven.  He had authority.  He had his place, in the Kingdom of heaven.  He had rank, he had a lot going for him.  He had his place in heaven.  But something came over him, where he wanted more power, more authority, and so what did he do?  He rebelled!  

Rebellion in the sight of God, is not good.  Because the devils pride, thought, he could attain the position of God, and rule.  He wanted to take over heaven.  Jealousy too, that was just as bad.  

So scriptures tell us there was war in heaven.  And a lot of the angels that took sides with satan were thrown out of heaven.    Think about that.   Satan and his pals, that were devils, were thrown out of heaven.  

Do you see the connection here?  He lost his salvation.  They lost their salvation too!  

Why?  Because he and the other angels sinned against God.  

He lost his place in heaven.  He lost all the blessings of heaven, and his future, when its all going to be said and done, his future will be hell.  

It is written….King James written….  

My friends.  Please think about this as well.  There are many people, we love, who do not accept Christ as Lord and savior.  They won’t even accept Him, to ensure their salvation.  They deny Him.  Then there are those, who sin, and are not afraid of compromising, truth.  But they believe they are saved and going to heaven.  

But when Christ returns.  And He will.  There will be a separation, just like in heaven.  The Bible describes it as tares and wheat, it also describes it, as sheep and goats.  They will be separated.  

Can you just for a moment, realize how sad it was in heaven, when the devil did that?  It was betrayal, at the highest level.  And so it should not be any surprise, that it will happen to us here on earth.  Like the Lords prayer….On earth as it is in heaven.  

It is said, that when this happens, many will say, “Lord, Lord, and He will say, I never knew you”.   Can you imagine how sad that would be if your loved one, made it to heaven, but you did not.  And Christ said.  I never knew you?  

Separation, will happen but we now should not have anything to do with those who compromise truth.  Who choose to sin.  Who choose to disobey God.  Compromising, is disobedience.  We should separate ourselves from those who want to sin.  It corrupts us as well.  

So there you have to see, here was an angel, who rebelled, who betrayed God, and scripture tells us, God does not trust anyone.  Not even the angels.  Can we blame Him?    

So what makes any of us think we can sin, and God will not document that sin, and let us slide by grace?  You know everything we do is recorded in the books.  

In the lambs book of life, and the book of life.  Two separate books.  One describes what you did on the earth.  And the other is to see if you accepted Christ as your Lord and savior.  You want your name in the lambs book of life, and you don’t want it blotted out.  With an eraser that is called sin.  

You have to look at this.  Why would the Lord pardon sin, without repentance, if the devil did not repent?  He did not repent.  He could have….but that pride caused him to be be kicked out of heaven.  

Remember he lost his salvation.  If you want to call it that.  It was just given to him as an angel.  Saved for us, is knowing how precious what Christ did for us.  Knowing, He is the way, the truth, and life.  It is a choice!  Its not just handed down to you, to abuse.  You have to accept Gods terms.  (the King James bible)  

This is not religion this is relationship with God almighty, a covenant, a sealed promise from the King of Kings that makes it relationship.  

What makes you think you won’t lose your Salvation if you don’t repent?  

Something to think about….

Just my thoughts, and praising God, and thanking Him, myself for my salvation.  Take care…Just a reminder.  Of the above scripture.  

PHILIPPIANS 2:12  WHEREFORE MY BELOVED, AS YE HAVE ALWAYS OBEYED, NOT AS IN MY PRESENCE ONLY, BUT NOW MUCH MORE IN MY ABSENCE, WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING.  

What fear is that?  Friends it is the fear of God.  Get it, claim it, it will keep you out of trouble, out of sin, and it is the most healthiest thing you can do.  For the sake of your salvation.   And if you have not accepted Christ, I implore you, make it right with Him.  Confess your sins, pray the sinners prayer, and get a good King James bible.  

He is the only one who can change our lives.  On earth, and when we die, if He is our Lord, we are promised eternity.  Don’t throw this chance away.   

Live for God.  Live for the one who gives you life, and life abundantly, because of His sacrifice for your sins on the cross.  Live for Him.  It is the sweetest sense of love.  Live….

 

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez 

GO TO SOMEONE YOU HAVE DISLIKED AND BE A FRIEND IN CHRIST ~ 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

Have you been rude to someone? A person of God? Maybe it is someone you work with? A neighbor, and here is one, how about somebody here on Facebook or Twitter?

Were you….Snarly, sarcastic, accusatory, argumentative? Maybe you made fun of someone, and their beliefs? Maybe you are jealous? Maybe you gossiped? Maybe you snubbed someone? Maybe you had a chance to stand up for someone, that was the underdog, and you let the opportunity go by, and did not support that someone, in love?

Look we all make mistakes, in relationships. But one thing, I have learned, if you want to get Gods attention…go to that person, and apologize.

Maybe, they don’t even know you spoke against them, or maybe they don’t know you had such harsh feelings toward them. Or had bad intentions toward them. Humble yourself in the sight of God. See this pride thing, will always block blessings. And love will always work, it never fails. God is love.

So go to that person, and admit your fault before them. Try to be friends with someone, you have disliked. Apologize yourself for even being a part of the enemies plan. Because it does cause discord. It does cause division, it causes strife.  And sadly it brings curses, and nobody wants that…..

Even if you may be right in some instances. Communication, always brings attention to things, and can resolve issues. And if someone comes to you, be gracious. As well. You see, we all have a responsibility to let love in. We all need to grow.

Being resentful, in the long run, will only hurt you. It is a poison, that poisons the soul. When love, could make amends in the sight of God. I know that I know this works. I have seen God bless me, when I have done this.

Go to that person, and make it right. God will honor your humbleness, and love to go to that person. As much as it may hurt you, you will see the pride go away, and a refreshing will come to you, a blessing from God. Perhaps when you need an answer from God, you will get it.

You see the goal, is always to please God, it is always to be humble before Him. It is always to see the deception of the devil, and make a wrong right, in the sight of God. Be a peacemaker, if anything in your own soul…..

And if you cannot do that, then leave them totally alone, and do not hurt them!  I say this as a prayer, and in the name of Jesus!  Amen.

BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT WHOSOEVER IS ANGRY WITH HIS BROTHER WITHOUT A CAUSE SHALL BE IN DANGER OF THE JUDGMENT: AND WHOSOEVER SHALL SAY TO HIS BROTHER, RACA, SHALL BE IN DANGER OF THE COUNCIL: BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL SAY THOU FOOL, SHALL BE IN DANGER OF HELL FIRE. THEREFORE IF THOU BRING THY GIFT TO THE ALTAR, AND THERE REMEMBEREST THAT THY BROTHER HAVE OUGHT AGAINST THEE: LEAVE THERE THY GIFT BEFORE THE ALTAR, AND GO THY WAY, FIRST BE RECONCILED TO THY BROTHER, AND THEN COME AND OFFER THY GIFT. MATTHEW 5:22-24

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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

As an update on my Book, “How to have Faith”  is at the publishers right now.  I will be making a formal announcement very soon.  Till then, just go to the top of my blog here, and see, the information concerning it.  

PROSPERITY PASTORS QUIT PREACHING PROSPERITY~PREACH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST


Warning and some thoughts:  This post, is the hardest thing, I have had to write lately.  I have been in ministry for over 20 years.  On Gods good side.  Yet, I know, I have made mistakes.  I have sinned.  But I have repented.  I did what I saw others do in ministry.  Do I want to judge anybody? No.  For, I know, I will offend someone.  It will convict, or condemn, someone who is using the gospel, for their own monetary purposes.  For those who do have an anointing, in prosperity, and share ALL of the gospel, of Christ, it is not meant for them.  But for those, who are manipulators, Christ will overturn the tables.  You are warned.  But I thank God, for his grace, and forgiveness.  I pray, this will just help someone in ministry, for the right reason.  The reasons of God.  And why He sent His son, Jesus Christ for us.  

AND THEY CAME TO JERUSALEM: AND JESUS WENT INTO THE TEMPLE, AND BEGAN TO CAST OUT THEM THAT SOLD AND BOUGHT IN THE TEMPLE, AND OVERTHREW THE TABLES OF THE MONEY CHANGERS AND THE SEATS OF THEM THAT SOLD DOVES:  AND WOULD NOT SUFFER (PERMIT) THAT ANY MAN SHOULD CARRY ANY VESSEL THROUGH THE TEMPLE.  AND HE TAUGHT SAYING UNTO THEM, IS IT NOT WRITTEN MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED OF ALL NATIONS THE HOUSE OF PRAYER?  BUT YOU HAVE MADE IT A DEN OF THIEVES.  MARK 11:15-17

I think this is going to be, one of the most difficult messages, I have ever wrote.  More then ever, I know there is a God.  I also know, what His word says about, talking about, or putting down His people.  I know, that He corrects those He loves, to be obedient.  I know now, to be obedient.  So here goes….

Wow….I pray, I bring truth and love to this message, because I feel it stirring in my heart, so very, very much.  Its the Holy Spirit, just prompting me.  I can’t walk away, from this message.  Because it is needed.  The body of Christ needs to see this.  Leaders need to see this.  And, all I can say, before I write this, as a prayer, and even in love, I pray, not to judge anyone, because I am not naming any names.  Nor is it directed to anyone I know.  For I have, had to judge myself in this matter, as well.  But, I feel like God, wants to use me, to speak a word of truth…..

This is to the leaders of the church.  This is a message, to anyone who is in ministry, for the wrong reasons.  This is to awaken people, the body of Christ, and the lost, to know, the prosperity message, is not the true message of Jesus Christ, in part….

For the truth of the matter is, that there are some very smart, intelligent, knowledgeable, preachers, who may even have an anointing, to speak of prosperity, but they have taken that banner, and left the truth of Christ behind.  They know, Gods principles, and they have an understanding of Gods expectations, etc.  For prosperity, but they leave out the most important part, in acknowledging, and making mention, that Salvation, should be the first priority.

People, are turned off, with the prosperity message.  They are tired, of seeing you ask for money, all the time.  They are tired, of seeing you gloat, and bragging about the money you got.  They are tired, of knowing truth, themselves, and having an expectation, of you, to speak love, to speak of who Christ is, to speak, what Christ told us to do, and that is to love one another, and loving God first.  And instead, you ask for money.  And people leave their churches, getting a lecture, from their pastor, about giving.

And sadly, many do not go to church, for that very reason.  They do not hear a good word, of salvation or hope.  Or instruction, to live a godly life.  They hear, give your money, its biblical, and thats all they hear.  No wonder there is so many atheists.  No wonder, they even hate us.  Because, some have distorted the truth.  Something has to change.  Look at our world, see the lost, they need to know truth, and love, and no one is reaching out to them, because the prosperity pastors, only care about money.  Or they only care, about their agenda.  Whatever that may be.

For, some, pastors, leaders, have fashioned themselves, to put a slant on Gods word, to take part of the scripture, to use it, for prosperity, and like little lambs, the people, do give to their churches etc.   And I am NOT saying, don’t tithe, don’t give offerings either. You are called to!  It is Biblical to give.  Malachi three tells us to give.  God even tells us to be obedient in this.  So read it to know, God will bless you, as you give.

But there is a balance in this.  And that is, people, need to change, their souls, to know Christ first.  To receive Salvation.  Hell is a real place, and no one is warning them.  Its not a priority.  We are all going to die, if we don’t get it right now, many souls, will be lost.  That should be first on the agenda.  Not some feel good message.

And some ministries, use the prosperity message, to entice the people, but they are leaving them high and dry.  Because they may know scriptures about prosperity, but they have no idea, how to be a light, to others, or to share the truth, of Jesus Christ.  About healing, or love, or anything, that God wants us to know….

The power of God is missing.  Churches are dead, the spirit, does not flow.  The atmosphere, is stagnant.  Everyone is talking, sharing, and nothing wrong with that, but this is Gods house.  And Revival, and the Holy Spirit, are put off to the side.  No one is quiet, in prayer.  The altar is a place for the band, not for searching for God.  No one is praying at the altars.  Healings, and altar calls, are not prevalent.  Its all standard, religion.  Not relationship…..

And is this true about all churches?  No, in fact, I have been to quite a few, and a lot of this is not prevalent.  But I have seen the difference, in many churches.  You can see, you know.  This is not being judgmental, this is how it is. In a lot of churches.  Why? Whats missing?  What stops God from meeting us even at church?  Is it the prosperity message?  Greed. etc.

And even now, as I am listening to Christian, television, and writing, ironically, the timing of this brings truth. For, I just heard a pastor just say, “you can get what you want, by a dollar and a holler!  Excuse me, this is all so, perverted.  The truth, is just missing….Now another pastor, is bringing perspective, praise God, he is saying seek God first.

Folks, all I know, is that we have to change, if we want to see God working in our lives.  What is our motive?

Now I know, by now, I am  ticking some people off.  But, I tell you this, not to judge anyone, because I know, money is needed for ministry.  It is needed to run, a good ministry.  But how is the money used?  Does it help people?  Or is it just helping, the one who is collecting it?

Years ago, I was shocked by the realization, that many ministries do not help others.  I was a Christian leader, in a place, where I could help people.  And I would communicate with the public.  And could communicate with ministries.  There were many, times, when communicating, I would see a true need to help someone, financially.  So, I would use, the data base I had to communicate with churches, and leaders, to see, if I could get them to help these needy people.  And they would not.  These were high profile ministries, and no one would help.  That bothered me.

Now, I have to be completely honest, here, because I could be judged in this, myself.  Years ago, when I first started my ministry, and I am talking about my history, as a writer, I would ask for donations.  I figured, I have to make a living too.  Here I was, writing my Poetry of Hope, my Messages of Hope, and I know, they ministered to many people.  People would tell me they ministered, to them. I also would pray for people.  I would write prayer cards for their need, based on scripture, so they could have prayers to pray.  With the word of God.  I would do the research. I would take the time, because I know, where to go to search for Gods word.

So, I thought, it was o.k. to ask for donations.  I turned off, so many, many, many people off.  That I would get, rude letters, insulting letters, and comments, that made me stop, and think what was I doing?

I finally went to the Lord, and just told him, I don’t want people to see me asking for money.  I want them to see you.  Not my will be done, but yours.  I let it go.  I repented. So I stopped.  Asking anyone for a donation, or money.

In fact, I would say its been many years, since, I asked for any money.  Check out my recent blogs, they have no, mention of money.  A couple of my older web pages may.  But, what I did, was I stopped, asking for money.

And now, I write, and I try to search for a job, but no one, is just handing them out right now.  For Christian writers.  But, I still write.  Because this is what I am called  to do, this is my gift and calling.  And no one is sending me any money.  I have to write, by the prompting of the Holy Spirit.  And I have even wrote on Prosperity, see my posts.  https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com/people-have-asked-me/.  It is the link, on the top of my blog.  But no where, do I ask for money in this, nor do I contradict, what I write here.  Its about being obedient to God first.

How do I live?  Well, by the grace of God. God provides through my husband, and his retirement.  He served by working, and takes cares of my needs, and my ministry needs, because he sees the need, to help people, by what I write.  So, he supports me.  And it is not easy….

And so here, I am, trying to work honest, trying to present things, before the Lord, and people, honest, but I have to tell you, I am so glad, I quit asking for money!  That was the best thing, God could ever do, to correct me.  Because it changed me!

Something has changed in my spirit, concerning God, concerning His truth, concerning, even money.  I have a different perspective.  Its all about Christ!  Its all about saving souls.  Its about helping your fellow man, or brother or sister.  Its about love, forgiveness….

I try to use, what I have learned, what I have gone through, and always based on the Lords word, I try to help others.  By what I write.  I plant seeds of Gods truth, not financially, but if I could I would.  You see, if I got a job, writing, I would help others.  I would use that gift, to bring light.

I just again, do not want to judge others, because I know money is needed, to run ministries.  But, I pray, that pastors, even those hurting, take to heart, what others see.

Take to heart, what God really, wants you to share.  Its about God, it is about love, and what Christ did in that love, and it is about how great the sacrifice was, that Christ did for you, and for me. Its about his suffering, on that cross, and how He took our sins!  He took the penalty of the curse for us!  He died, and went and took the keys from the devil, so we can be made free, not only now, but for eternity!!!!!

Pastors, please, for the sake of your salvation, and the sake of others, quit putting a slant, on prosperity, and put the truth on the table.  Quit taking a word from God, and trying to make it a “gimmick”  like the righteousness of God, that turns into your own “self-righteousness”  Its about what Christ did for us!  Preach the gospel!!!

God is going to judge the leaders.  He is going to judge us all.  But, Pastors, you have a certain responsibility, that you will be accountable to God for.  You do not want to be ashamed, when you stand before him.  Please, change this, for your record, and for others.  Preach the gospel…of Jesus Christ.

And to whoever is reading this, share it with your leaders, your not judging them, your reminding them, what they are there for, to share the gospel.  Go to the top of this message, and copy and paste this link to your e-mails, and on your facebook pages.  Please and thank you….So others can see this.  To bring the lost, to be a beacon of light, that expresses, Christ, is the way, the only way, the truth, and life.  John 14:6.

I am so glad, God corrected, and changed me.  It truly gave me a “true” perspective, as to what He wants.  He wants us to put him first.  I pray, I always bring Him, honor, glory, and praise, in what I do.

And dear one, and I say this in love.  If you have done this, if you have made the “prosperity message” your main message, just see the error of your ways.  Like I did.  I wasn’t ever trying to put a slant on prosperity.  But, the devil uses our mistakes, even though, we think we have good intentions.  If it is not right in the sight of God, we can get off track. Just see, what a good God we have.

And know this, you will be tempted, you will always be tempted.  Thats what happens in our lives.  But, if you can get free from this, prosperity message, and see the error of your ways.  To change your main message, you will be a soul winner for Christ, that will do great and mighty things.  Thats what I believe for me too.  No matter what the devil throws at us, no weapon, will prosper.  But, we have to do it Gods way.  I know….

This is my Prayer of Hope…..Not to judge anyone, but to bring truth.  Be it, what it is.  God is love.  Seek ye first, the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all things will be added unto you.  Matthew 6:33

Blessings, and much love, Elena Ramirez

Father, I thank you, for your correction, I thank you for giving understanding.  I thank you, that you care for me, and my family, and our needs.  I thank you, that you changed my heart, concerning donations, and that by your spirit, I am now led.  I do not judge anyone here, but I do speak truth, and what you have required of me.  Lord, maybe thats why I can write this, to other pastors, and to plead with them, to be careful, not to get caught up in the prosperity message, but to put you first.  Lord, we all need help, we all need to live, in this world.  But when it comes to the gospel, the message of Christ, should, and needs to be front, and center, not the prosperity message.  So help our world, help pastors, help us all, because many do need, help in their finances.  You see that.  But knowing you.  As we seek you, first, and your righteousness, all things will be added unto us.  Thank you Lord, in Jesus name.  Amen

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DID YOU KNOW IF YOU GET OFFENDED YOU ARE NOT ROOTED IN LOVE?


The Lord, has been bringing the message of Love, to me, more and more. And with the assistance of this photograph of roots, I will share, the Lords heart.

Yesterday, I found myself challenged by someone, who wrote something, about one of my postings. It actually challenged me.  I realized, I had a choice.  To either walk, in love, or get offended.

And for a moment, I paused, and walked away from it. Though it was on my heart, I knew it was wrong, yet I ministered to myself.

This person, was a voice of reason.  Yet, I know how the devil is, he speaks truth, but the underline thought was accusing.  It was twisted, and it was meant to offend me.  But, I just sensed, I needed to be careful, and not to fall into a trap.  I did not want to lose my peace.

But God brought this scripture to my heart. AND HAVE NO ROOT IN THEMSELVES, AND SO ENDURE BUT FOR A TIME; AFTERWARD, WHEN AFFLICTION OR PERSECUTION ARISETH FOR THE WORDS SAKE, IMMEDIATELY THEY ARE OFFENDED. MARK 4:17.

I had to stop, and just say a prayer, and walk in love….I had to see myself, if I was rooted, and grounded. In love.

You know, as a Christian, we will be tested, we will be challenged, in our faith, in our walk, and maybe even by other Christians. God is love….and if we are in Christ, and his love, we are to love too. Christ told us that, people would know that we were Christians by the evidence of love.

This is basically a reminder, to be careful, of the antics of the enemy. Because his goal, is to get us out of love. To get us out of that place, where we would not receive Gods blessings, because we did not endure, in love.

Get rooted and grounded in love. Don’t let the devil steal your blessings, because you got out of love….

When you are rooted and grounded in love, situations, can come to you, but those roots, kick in, hold their ground, (literally) and you are not moved.

Just like a flower, with strong roots.  In fact, this root, I planted from this photograph, will now grow, and reach full potential. It really does not look like much.  But I gave it, a chance, when I pulled it up, out of the ground, and I put it in water, to strengthen its roots.

With the care I will give it. It has a better chance. Well God, is that way too, with us.  He cares for us, he protects us, he loves us but when we are rooted and grounded in love, we are being, as his example.

Keep rooted and grounded in love. Be careful, not to get offended. Quickly forgive others, so a root of bitterness does not kick in, instead. Walk in love, practice that, so you can withstand…

Renew your mind with the word of God, so you can endure. That the spirit of Christ, will dwell in your heart, by faith, to show, that you are rooted and grounded in love. Ephesians 4:17. (read it yourself from Gods word)

Praying this inspires you, and blesses you, and reminds you to walk in love, so you can stay rooted and grounded.

So, nothing will move you. That is maturity in Christ, in Gods love….The illustration of these flowers listed here, below, is what they look like, when healthy, and rooted in love.

What a difference, when allowed to grow roots.  Grounded, in love.  

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Elena Ramirez..

A Prayer of Hope and Honor…

Lord, continue to pour your love, and sweet spirit in me, to walk in love.  I ask in Jesus name, so I will not get offended, or offend, or lose my blessings.  Keep me grounded, rooted in your love, to always know the difference in Jesus name.  Amen 

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LETTING GO OF THE SPIRIT OF OFFENSE SO BLESSINGS CAN COME IN


Have you ever had someone offend you, and you forgave them, but they brought it up again? Stirring up the hurt feelings, and the pain, and you had to re-forgive them? Or maybe you did not forgive them? I know I did….

Well, recently something like that happened to me. And you know, I love this person dearly, but it started to nag me. And I thought, why would that person bring up the subject again, especially if they forgave me too?

The word of God says, we need to quit talking about it.  Sure vent, get it out of the way, hug, forgive, but don’t remind someone, unless you want to argue again.

Thats my thoughts anyway.  Well, you be the judge, according to this scripture.   HE THAT COVERS A TRANSGRESSION SEEKS LOVE; BUT HE THAT REPEATS A TRANSGRESSION SEPARATES FRIENDS.  Proverbs 17:9

And, well, all I know, is that the devil, wants us to be offended. He wants us to walk OUT of love with others. No offense, is worth losing my blessings. Getting out of my love walk with others.

Sometimes it is maturity, and we just have to grow. But I have decided here and now, I won’t say anything to hurt that person, about it. I forgave. I want to be forgiven. And I refuse to give place to the devil.

I so want Gods love, and compassion, and understanding. But I have to grow. I have to let go of offenses. Throw them in the “Sea Of Forgetting” and live. Christ has done that with my sins, when I repented, and HE threw them away. I need to do that too. I love my friend. I hope my friend does too. For, I love Gods love, I know it is his grace though, to forgive….

GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHICH LOVE THY LAW, AND NOTHING SHALL OFFEND THEM PSALM 119:165.

So, I hold onto this scripture, with all my might, so I will not be offended. So, I will not lose my blessings. So I will not give place to the devil. I submit to God, and yes his Law. For it is grace….It brings Peace.

With love, Elena Ramirez

My Prayer of Honor and Hope…

Lord, I want to praise you, by being an example of forgiveness,  and letting offenses go.  I so am searching, to find your truth, and to repent, of my own short comings.  I want my blessings to come in, so I am being extremely careful, to forgive, to walk in love, and to just give someone the benefit of the doubt.  We all make mistakes, we all need your forgiveness.  You threw my sins, in the sea of forgetfulness, I do so also.  Thank you Lord, let me keep this close to my heart, to remember.  In Jesus name.  Amen

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