DONT REJECT CHRISTIANITY NOT ALL CHRISTIANS ARE FLAKES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0001I 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, 

Elena Ramirez

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WHAT SEPARATES US FROM GOD? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But sin, separates us from God.  

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

The only cure for that is to repent.  

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

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

Blessings, Elena Ramirez 

  

WHEN PASTORS ARE DECEIVED BY THE DEVIL ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


fullsizeoutput_789Its a very sad thing, when you see and know a Pastor has been deceived by the devil.

When you see Pastors push people away from truth, from Gods true word.  Its a sad thing, when you don’t see love.  When you see Pastors, talk about other churches, and puff themselves up, as if they know the truth.  But they do not see the error of their own ways.  

We are called to love one another.  And I know that there are things, we do not always agree on.  But when a Pastor, does not have patience.  Does not see the truth, the perspective from God himself.  He no longer, is guided by God, or the Holy spirit.  But by the devil himself.  

They become deceived by the devil.  

We are called to look at the fruit.  By their fruit you will know them.  I have been to so many churches, and I have searched, long, and hard, for truth.  I have searched for love.  Love that is holy from God.  Love that is in line with Gods truth.  Love that is compassionate as Christ is. Love that accepts all people.  And encourages, people of all races to attend.  

I know we are all different, we are all growing on the vine at different stages.  But Christ said, we would be known by the love.  

And there are some things I tolerate, in love, but doctrine, is not one thing I compromise on.  I do search for a place, where King James word is.  But where there is a balance in truth. 

But when I see a pastor, or a church, where growth is not there.  Something, is wrong.  Its not Gods fault, but the pastor, or the leader of the church is not doing something.  

I guess, I have had a taste of this or that, so with discernment, I know, what pleases God.  By worship, by prayer, at the beginning of a service, so the Holy Spirit, can have full control.  By love.  For if love comes from the pulpit, it would flow to the whole congregation.  

When Pastors, are not patient, in even disagreeing, what does that say?  If they do not communicate, when spoken to…If they accuse members of discord, and insist they are protecting the congregation, yet, pushing someone away who is sincerely, asking, for guidance, and they are reprimanded, just because they ask, thats not love.  

This according to Jeremiah 23;1 is scattering the body of Christ.  It is not unity, but it is causing division.   A house divided cannot stand.  Christ warned us, that they would push us out of our churches.  Out of their synagogues.  This is a Pharisee spirit.  Beware. 

He told us, these things. It does not make one feel better, but we know. 

It is a sad state, we are all in, as the body of Christ.  And it very well does make me understand, why many people stop going to church.  Religion, is a very strange thing. When people embrace, “religious” principles, that go against the word of God, they are thereby making their own rules, regulations, and traditions.  And they lose something.  They are losing, truth, their emotions, they are losing relationship.  Relationship with Christ.  They are creating their own religion.  

They lose the guidance of the Holy spirit, by the truth.  Yes, it has to be truth, Gods holy King James word.  To take the responsibility, as a Pastor,  I am sure would be a very difficult job.  Yet, with God guiding, I know it would be easy.  He says, take my yoke it is easy.  

But it is sad, when the truth, is picked over, or the gospel is watered down.  And instead there is a tickling of the ears.  To please people.  Or to please just the pastor. Himself. But not God. Theres always a balance, and a false balance, is an abomination to God.  

To lose balance, of truth, to lose balance, and accept, that salvation is secure, is not in fear of God.  Its not taking to heart the many scriptures, that God has given us.  Salvation can be lost.  Folks, salvation, is a gift.  But it is a contract.  We have our part.  God did His part, by sending His son to die for us.  Christ did His part, by going on the cross, being obedient, to the Father.

But we have our part, we are to work out our salvation, with trembling, and fear.  Fear of God.  For He is the one who will judge us.  He is the one, who can either allow us in heaven or hell.  But it is by what we did on this earth.  

We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  Repentance, is what keeps you secure.  Obedience to God. Do not forget that, no matter what you get out of this.  Remember repentance, is what keeps the slate clean.  In fear of God. 

Never take that for granted.  If you do not see altar calls, for the lost, the broken, the backslider, to come to the altar to repent.  That is a church, where the pastor is being disobedient.  Don’t go there.  When you see communion is not served.  In remembrance of Christ.  Don’t go there.  If you see, God is not invited at the beginning of the service to have full reign, to guide that service, in prayer.  Don’t go there.  If you see, worship, is not encouraged, don’t go there.  Worship must be always to please… the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.  If you do not see prayer, for one another, and it is not encouraged, then don’t go there.  If you see, the pastor, does not encourage everyone, in their own gifts and callings don’t go there.  If you see the message, turns into a prosperity message, and someone twists and claims scripture for self, but dismisses salvation.  Run….don’t follow them.  Follow Christ.  

If you do not see the pastor, love the people, but hides, and is evasive, run from that church.  If you see, the scorner, the person, that thinks they are only right, but everybody else is wrong, at the pulpit, run from that church.  

If you see, someone else being denied freedom of speech, or does not let someone express themselves, this is mind control.  We all need to communicate now, and then, this is not discord, just because you talk.  To another brother or sister in Christ. Or because you have different ideas. For someone who would take this stance, is very insecure themselves.   This is someone, if they could would burn you at the stake if they could.  

Instead, of talking, or communicating to someone, in love but putting someone down.  This kind of spirit is trying to take away your own ability to think on your own.  This is someone who does not embrace freedom to be themselves.  Or others.

If someone has no respect to your pace, as to where you are, as a baby Christian, or as, even a seasoned Christian, or as just someone who wants to learn in Christ, or wants to understand the church, and are called, disrespectful, troublemakers, or someone causing discord, these kind of pastors are not walking in love.  And, in Christ. We all need to ask questions, and love each other.  If you don’t see the love run.

You don’t have to deny someone a right to think to be a leader.  You don’t have to hit someone with the Bible, or hit someone back in the head with the Bible.  Just because they disagree.  Sure share word, and again, I only suggest King James word, because other versions are corrupt, and no longer holy or anointed, but share love, more then anything. 

Run from them.  Don’t let someone control your mind, or your soul, by being a part of them.  By even being a member of that.  It flows from the top, and it will flow to you, and decay your soul. 

Salvation should always be the goal of the pastor.  And the goal to bring the backslider back to the throne of God.    If you do not see it, this is a dead church. 

Sometimes it takes a while to see the signs.  But God will protect you.  Just stay obedient to God.  Even if you don’t see love from the pulpit.  Even if you have been rejected.  Even if you were misunderstood.  

Stay true to God.  Pray for that pastor, for you see, they have been deceived.  Pray for the members of that church.  You see, they are Gods lambs.  Not the pastor, who is disobedient to God.  He sees the wolf in sheeps clothing. Just stay true to God, do not get discouraged.  

God loves you, and He will guide you.  You don’t wish or hope anything bad for anybody.  But you know what God says.  

For, it is a sad thing, when you know, truth, and love, and you see something from the pulpit that is not of God.  

Just depart, and walk in peace.  And always stay humble, and pray.  You may be sad, or broken hearted, because it is a sad thing.  To see, division, to see disobedience, to see religion, raise its ugly head, and call it Gods truth.  

But you know who you are in Christ, and you choose to walk in love.  Walk away.

Remember, if you have been accused, or hurt by someone, remember, Christ will stand by the accused.  If they are innocent.  If they are being obedient to Him.  You see the devil, will use an accuser but that accuser has a place right in hell.  

Sad, sometimes the devil will use a Pastor, to be an accuser.  And they don’t see it, because they think they are right.  And they scatter the church.  This happens, when a Pastor is deceived by the devil. 

AND I HEARD A LOUD VOICE SAYING IN HEAVEN, NOW IS COME SALVATION, AND STRENGTH, AND THE KINGDOM OF OUR GOD, AND THE POWER OF HIS CHRIST:  FOR THE ACCUSER OF OUR BRETHREN IS CAST DOWN WHICH ACCUSED THEM BEFORE OUR GOD DAY AND NIGHT.  AND THEY OVERCAME HIM BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, AND BY THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY, AND THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH. REVELATION 12:10-11.   

WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE.  SAITH THE LORD.  THEREFORE THUS SAITH THE LORD OF ISRAEL AGAINST THE PASTORS THAT FEED BY PEOPLE.  YE HAVE SCATTERED MY FLOCK, AND DRIVEN THEM AWAY, AND HAVE NOT VISITED THEM, BEHOLD I WILL VISIT UPON YOU THE EVIL OF YOUR DOINGS, SAITH THE LORD.  JEREMIAH 23:1  KJV.

FOR THE PASTORS ARE BECOME BRUTISH, AND HAVE NOT SOUGHT THE LORD:  THEREFORE THEY SHALL NOT PROSPER, AND ALL THEIR FLOCKS SHALL BE SCATTERED.  JEREMIAH 10:21 KJV.

MANY PASTORS HAVE DESTROYED MY VINEYARD, THEY HAVE TRODDEN MY PORTION UNDER FOOT, THEY HAVE MADE MY PLEASANT PORTION A DESOLATE WILDERNESS.  THEY HAVE MADE IT DESOLATE, AND BEING DESOLATE IT MOURNETH UNTO ME, THE WHOLE LAND IS MADE DESOLATE, BECAUSE NO MAN LAYETH IT TO HEART.  JEREMIAH 12:10-11.  KJV.   

Christ saved me, as I repented.  You see, I was saved at an early age.  But I sinned, after that.  But if I had died, before repenting, I know, I would have found hell as my destination.  

But I overcame the enemy, even now,  by the blood of the lamb.  By Gods truth.  Not mine, but His. By rededicating myself. By repenting.  By my testimony to the mercy of God, in salvation.

These things, I have experienced.  But I so know the difference friends.  If you need prayer, or kindness, feel free to write to me.  I will lift you up to the Father.  I will try to be someone to put salve on your own wounds, to ease your pain, because I do understand.  And I am healed in Christ.  

Blessings, and love in Christ,

Elena Ramirez  

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WHEN PRIDE REJECTS TRUTH AND WILL NOT ADMIT THE DISCREPANCIES IN THE BIBLE VERSIONS TO HOLD UP THE HOLY KING JAMES BIBLE ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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I know why I am writing this….  Because I am a little weary with people.  In the body of Christ, and with the heathen.  Those that do want to disobey God.  

Writing, has always been an outlet for me.  So I express it here.  But I do pursue truth.  So, when I see even brothers and sisters, being so discourteous, or responding in denial, yes I get a little sad.  

Is it pride?

My husband reminded me it is a preference, to use these corrupt bible versions.  But my thought is this.  It is spiritual food, but it is junk food.  Its like these bible versions are coated with sugar, to tickle the ears.  But they are not healthy for you.  Sooner or later, there will be consequences.  

A way for the enemy to deceive someone.  Sometimes, we have to tell each other what is good for us, even in warning them and what is not.  I know the difference.  

I have had so many people lately, actually attack my writings.  Or will be so rude, that even their silence, speaks volumes, as I try and communicate.  High profile ministries, won’t even give me the time of day.  And my thoughts are dismissed.  I could name names….but I won’t.  

I will still continue as long as God gives me time to do this, His work, concerning His word.  But, I wonder, when we all stand before God, what will He tell these people, who have been rude to me?  Will they be ashamed, when He tells them the truth?  

Humbled, I wonder what He will tell me as well.  But I pray, my actions do not reflect a rudeness, that I have been receiving.  Is this the cost for doing the Lords business?  Well, I gladly do it, knowing what Christ has done for me.  

I find myself, forgiving, and speaking it out loud, just so my spirit will know it.  Making sure, I am wearing the armor of God to quench the fiery darts of the enemy.  I do not want that poison in me.  But I do see the venom that is coming out of some.  

When pride rejects truth, what happens? I find myself contemplating this.  How does it hurt the body of Christ.  A person individually?  I see, how it can sadly, stop the plan of God.  Disobedience.

Because I know this truth about bible versions, being corrupt, and that the King James is holy. I know this is my calling.

Yet I see something blocking truth. To my brothers and sisters in Christ. Why? What is it that the enemy has done to believers, that they cannot see the discrepancies, and the truth in this matter? Why cannot they admit this truth I present?

Why? Is it because somewhere in their own hearts, they cannot admit, that they made a mistake, by using a corrupt bible, and cannot admit this?

Why cannot they go on shouting it out, to admit, there is truth in this which I bring to many?

Pride, always has been the downfall of many. That little sense of “self-dignity” one wants to hold onto no matter, what the outcome, so one cannot easily say. I was wrong.

How can we grow, unless we admit our failings? How can we grow, if we do not throw ourselves at the mercy of a Holy God, and say, Lord, I see your ways. Not my ways. I understand, your way is not the way of mine right now.

It just takes one act of courage to admit it in the sight of God, and man. Yet, pride holds one back. Even to repent. Or to say I am sorry to someone else.  Or to say, I see this as truth.  

I am trying to be courageous, I am trying to stand for that which is right. I am trying…..

The release is not evident, until one can do that. Pride holds one back for so much. Even in receiving blessings. It is like poison as well, when one cannot forgive, or release something because it is too difficult to release to God.

I see it, oh I wish I did not see it, yet I do, in so many. It is not judging, it is seeing what God says, in judging His truth righteously. It is rejected.  

I try with all my being, and with prayer, to reach someone, anyone, to see this. Not that I judge them. But I see the famine, in Holy word.

BEHOLD THE DAYS COME, SAITH THE LORD GOD, THAT I WILL SEND A FAMINE IN THE LAND, NOT A FAMINE OF BREAD, NOR A THIRST FOR WATER, BUT OF HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD. Amos 8:11.

I cry, because I see my brothers and sisters, reaching out for a word, and it is not a King James word, holy, sharing it, and they do not see the discrepancies. I cry, without pride, because I see the body of Christ is crippled, and the enemy, is rampant deceiving even in the word of God truth.

And there is either silence, or a contempt that is so rude, that it defies truth, that is presented.   Is that pride?

Its like I am trying to swim upstream to reach those coming down, that they do not have to go down, but they can reach a greater height, in Christ if they only took my words to heart. But then again, these are not my words, they are the words of the most high God.  They actually reject what He says.  I cannot even comprehend that.  There it is in the King James.  Do not add, or delete His word.  Do not change it….Revelation 22:18-19.  God hates it so much, that He warns salvation could be lost.  And yet people get mad at me for showing them the scripture.  It is truth! From the King James bible.  

I have just put them in an order, to explain, the heart of God in this. To explain it in my post. And other writings.

“THE REASONS WHY I AM SO ADAMANT TO DEFEND AND PROMOTE THE KING JAMES BIBLE”….(see link below)

Is it because it is from me? A woman? Or even greater, a hispanic woman? One without a doctorate in religion, or bible studies? How could that be? Isn’t truth… truth? No matter where it comes from?

And no and thats why I remind you that Gods truth is not mans truth.  

I am not playing the race card.  But many do.  Stereotypes, of people, is obviously been taught.  All you have to do is watch the news. 

I am reminded, God is not a respecter of persons. So we have to see, that, because Christ gave His life for all of us. Of all races, of all backgrounds.

FOR THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS WITH GOD. Romans 2:11.

God will use the foolishness of the world, to confound them.

Maybe this explains why someone will not listen to me.

BUT GOD HATH CHOSEN THE FOOLISH THINGS OF THE WORLD CONFOUND THE WISE; AND GOD HATH CHOSEN THE WEAK THINGS OF THE WORLD TO CONFOUND THE THINGS WHICH ARE MIGHTY. I Corinthians 1:27.

Oh I will be the first to admit, how foolish I have been in my lifetime. I had to, I had to release it, so I could go on, and grow. In the ways of my dear Lord Jesus. Who is by the way, the truth, and life. John 14:6.

I had to see the error of my ways. I had to admit, before God and the world, the many mistakes I made. I had too. I have lost so much even in a personal way, that has actually humbled me so much, because I am not confident in who I am, but who God is.

Thank you Lord, for that sense to write it like this. Why? Because people have not always been kind to me. In the world, and in the body of Christ. From those who have hurt me, coming from brothers and sisters in Christ.  These have been the worst wounds of sorrow, I have experienced.

But even now, today, I will learn to ignore negative comments.  I feel different.  Stronger, adamant, but not so weary. And my confidence is in God and not people.  Oh well…..

Oh there are a few who love me. But there are those who do not. But pride, no I don’t want that. Especially when it comes to knowing what God wants!

Let me rephrase that, what He commands us to do.

So, here I am writing this, somewhat frustrated today. Yet strangely at peace.  Because I have poured my heart out for others to see this truth. I have presented this to many in the body of Christ. Some with authority. Some who could make a difference. Yet careful. Because God has warned me not to give flattering titles.

FOR I KNOW NOT TO GIVE FLATTERING TITLES; IN SO DOING MY MAKER WOULD TAKE ME AWAY. Job 32:22.

Yet what about just walking in love? Or giving a courtesy to another brother and sister in Christ? So the body of Christ, can see among each other, this is what Christ has called us to do. To show we are His disciples.  Again, what will God say to those who have tried to hurt Gods people.  

For the glory of God, and to help someone. So they can grow. About what God says, but no, right now it is rejected. Silence. Well be it be what it is. I can only try and obey God.  

But I will say this as a warning.  People, need to see the way they treat the things of God, and Gods people.  Because God is not mocked.  Galatians 6:7 King James.  Food for thought, and a warning in love.  

If you are interested in reading this, maybe you can see it, and not have pride, and maybe tell someone else. Tell someone so they can grow. So they can obey God. So they can get answers, this post, is my most current post. I have written a few of them on this subject, but maybe this one will give you truth.

Please I ask, though, leave your pride at the door, so you can go in, to hear truth. You may view my thoughts on this at this link.

It could be a door to you growing.

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

But I do want to close on an optimistic note.  One that has hope, in my brothers and sisters.  And to just acknowledge the support and love I do receive from some.  

For you see, I love seeing the wisdom of so many.  Who adore our Lord.  Who take His Holy word to heart.  Who see the discrepancies in other bibles, and use a holy King James word.  Who walk in love.  And are sometimes humble not prideful.  It takes a lot for a person to admit they are wrong.  

But I know God gives and blesses someone who does obey, and lets go of that pride. And just admits I was wrong…

I love seeing love in action.

ALL THE SAINTS SALUTE YOU.  II CORINTHIANS 13:13  

Blessings, and love, Elena 

Elena Ramirez

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH “THE PROSPERITY MESSAGE” HAS GONE TOO FAR ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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I want to write this in love.  I want to find the balance in this.  I want to warn my brothers and sisters about the prosperity message, and more then anything, I want to please God.  

Recently, we have heard of a famous pastor, asking for a huge amount of money, to buy an airplane.  And most of us, were shocked.  And I won’t say this pastors name, because I don’t want to be an accuser of the brethren.

But, when is enough ~ Enough?  I ask this, because I have to look at my own life, and the life of a true Christian, to identify traits, that are in reflection of Christ.  I am a seasoned Christian.  I have been searching and following Christ for a lot of years, and yes in ministry.  In my writings, and serving Him, at a local television ministry, a few years back.

And I have seen, how I actually got caught up in the deceptiveness, of trying to turn ministry into a business.  It failed.  I failed at it.  I saw this years ago….And I am so glad I did!  Let me tell you why.

Because the spirit of greed, can hypnotize anyone, if they are not grounded in the truth, and they make that a priority, instead of sharing the gospel, to save souls!  And in Gods Kingdom, when we seek His true Kingdom, that is the first priority.  Sharing the gospel, to win souls to Christ.  Not to make anybody rich!

Yet, we live in this world, where money is needed.

No doubt about that.  But finding the balance, in ministry, has to be reflected.  And I know in my own life, that there are so many things money can do for me, even now, at this time of my life.  But, when I start to see my attitude change.  Where I get moody, or complaining, or even at a point, where I get cold in my spirit, I stop and count my blessings.

Right now, in our world, we all see, there are Christians who are in the middle east, who are being persecuted, for just being a Christian.  Hated, for loving Jesus Christ.  These are poor people, who would just love to have a safe place to live.  A roof over their heads.  They don’t want to run, and hide, to be safe.

And should we not make comparisons in that way as well, instead of trying to get a better car. then our neighbor?

Look, all I know, is that we all have things to deal with?  I would just be so grateful to God, if I could sell my books.  That I would use the gift and calling God has given me, to help others, find their way.  

But where I could also “earn” a living, from my hard work.  But it is all from the grace of God, and I never want to take what Christ did for me on that cross for granted.  

I would love to move.  I would love, to be in another state, where my soul can see the beauty of Gods creation.  That I would not be bored.  That I would not get cold in spirit.  As well.  Not that I don’t see it here, in Colorado.  But, finding the balance my friend, I pray, we find.  All of us.

How can I be happy, if I am not happy here.  I think of Paul, and how he taught us to be content, where we are.  NOT THAT I SPEAK IN RESPECT OF WANT:  FOR I HAVE LEARNED, IN WHATSOEVER STATE I AM, THEREWITH TO BE CONTENT.  Phillipians 4:11.

And even here, I have to thank God!  Because I am blessed, in so many ways, that I am ashamed to say sometimes, I feel limited.  Or that I want more!  God forgive me!

To be grateful.  To be content in my ministry.  To know God can provide.  But if we lose our sense of what really matters, for souls, for the glory of God, and put our priorities in the prosperity message more, and more.  We hurt ourselves.  And we lose souls for Christ!

Don’t let the devil deceive you, into thinking this is what it is all about.  Its not!  Again, I am thankful to God, for living in America.  But I am praying…

Praying America wakes up!  Before it is too late!  That we turn back to God.  That we see the deceptiveness.  That we use our King James bibles, that is holy and anointed.  That we see the deception even in the Bibles we use, if they are not a King James they are corrupted, because they have been revised, changed, added to, and deleted.

That we seek God, humble, and ask for forgiveness, when we murmur and complain.  That we see there are wolves in sheeps clothing, so that we walk that narrow path.  To please God.

Folks, we need to ALL see this, before it is too late.  Before Christ returns.

Enough is enough…..Please don’t let the prosperity message be your guide.  Its wrong in the sight of God.  Think about our brothers and sisters in other countries, who just want to live.  Think about that for yourself as well.

Blessings and love,  Thank you, Lord Jesus!  Thank you.

Elena Ramirez

 

WHOSE MOUTHS MUST BE STOPPED, WHO SUBVERT WHOLE HOUSES, TEACHING THINGS WHICH THEY OUGHT NOT, FOR FILTHY LUCRES SAKE.  TITUS 1:11

FOR WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN, IF HE SHALL GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD, AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL?  

MARK 8:36.  

 

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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WARNING! IS YOUR PRIORITY IN GOD OR MONEY? (Looking through the Prosperity Message) ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


THE LAW OF THE LORD IS PERFECT, CONVERTING THE SOUL:  THE TESTIMONY OF THE LORD IS SURE, MAKING WISE THE SIMPLE.  THE STATUTES ( not statues) OF THE LORD ARE RIGHT, REJOICING THE HEART, THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD IS PURE, ENLIGHTENING THE EYES.  THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS CLEAN, ENDURING FOR EVER; THE JUDGMENTS OF THE LORD ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS ALTOGETHER.  MORE TO BE DESIRED ARE THEY THAN GOLD, YEA, THAN MUCH FINE GOLD:  SWEETER ALSO THAN HONEY AND THE HONEYCOMB.  MOREOVER BY THEM IS THY SERVANT WARNED:  AND IN KEEPING OF THEM, IS GREAT REWARD.  Psalm 19:7-11

The goal, of my writing this, is to “warn” the body of Christ.  It makes me sad, to do so, but I must be obedient to the Lord.  I am sad, because recently, I received a notification, on Facebook, to attend a “Millionaires Seminar.”  From a very, prominent, ministry.

I could say, the name, of the ministry, I could even point fingers.  And go so far, to “warn” one specifically.  But, I do not feel led to be the accuser, of the brethren.  Thats something, the devil, would do.  Revelation 12:10. By pointing out, and marking them publicly.  I am not into trying to hurt anyone.  Quite the contrary, because I am in fear of God, and I am concerned for the body of Christ, I am writing about this.

But what bothered me, was the advertising of this particular seminar, they were having.  It was a seminar, for “millionaires.”  But, it came from a prominent ministry.  The hairs on my neck rose, and I admit, I got angry.  God is not a respecter of persons.  Millionaires?  Your kidding right?

This logo, graphic, did not advocate, anything about Christ, or God, or love, or that it was a ministry.  And from the perspective, of not knowing who this ministry was.  The person, if not acquainted, with this pastor, who would see this particular graphic, would not know, it was from a ministry.  It had the markings of something from the perspective of the world.

In other words, because it was so blatantly specific, about the millionaires seminar, how could it be identified with a ministry?  Yet it was.  It was sent out from the ministry, with this pastors photo, for the whole world, to know, they were having a seminar.  A millionaires seminar, to be specific.

I admit, I am tired, of the “prosperity” message going out as strong as it does.  I am not against prosperity.  I am not against, giving, or supporting ministries.  I am sad, and upset, because, the prosperity message, is no longer, making God the priority.  It is no longer, making the priority of the gospel, to save souls.

You can ask anyone, especially non-Christians, and they will say, they do not listen to pastors, because what they hear, from the pulpit, or on television, is send in your money.  I know ministries, need money to send the message out.  But the message of the gospel, is not going out.  Souls are falling, by the wayside.  They are being lost, because no one is truly telling them about Christ.  About God, and obeying Him.  That He loves us all.  That if we seek Him, we can find our way, and that all things are possible.  But instead, the focus is on the giving, and the prosperity.

So, I will tell you here, seek God. For who He is, and not what He can give you!  Do this first, before you ask Him, for anything.  Make Him the priority, for just His presence.  For His sweet fellowship.  Wanting to please Him.  He gave at the cross, that was the greatest thing, He could give any of us.  The rest is icing on the cake, but its not about that, its about knowing Him, loving Him, developing your relationship with Him.  Because His sacrifice was so great, that He took the penalty of sin, for us.  And we all sin, do not be deceived.  He is a person.  A good, and Holy person.  The son, of God.  My savior.  And I don’t know of anyone, who wants to be friends with someone, just because of what they can give, or get!

I watch plenty, of Christian television, and there are a few, who share the gospel.  They make “God” the priority.  There is a balance, in asking, for money.  Or making an emphasis, to give, to be blessed.  Sharing truth, about tithing, offerings etc.

But, when you see a logo, or graphic like I did, that eludes, to millionaires, that is the prosperity message, that is exclusive, for those who want to be millionaires.  That bothers me.  Again, God is not a respecter of persons.  Because, it gives the gospel, a bad name.  I don’t want to be identified, with those kind of ministries.

Years ago, in fact, I had wrote to this pastor.  I was seeking help.  Because as a Christian writer, I so related, to what this pastors message was, at that time.  He had a phenomenal anointing, to be honest.  But his message, was not on prosperity, then.  It was wisdom, that I related to.

In any event, I wrote this pastor, and sent him, many examples of my writings, asking for guidance, help, prayer, support, and I was totally ignored.  I did not receive, any help.  I did not receive, even the courtesy, of acknowledging me, and my dilemma.

Instead, I was put on their mailing list, and asked to give.  To make an offering.  I guess, it bothered me, because I had actually made my mailing a registered letter.  I did not want to get lost in the flow of general mail.  I wanted to be recognized, to receive the courtesy, of a specific answer, to the specific request I had made, for help in my letter.  I learned a lesson from that.  I do not ask anyone to help me.  I ask God, and only God.  If He brings someone to help me, so be it.  If it is His will, it will happen, but if it does not its o.k.  Why? Because my relationship with Him, is my first priority.  My walk has to be clean, and not distorted, because of money.  If He blessed me, I believe, I know who I am in Christ first, but I will not make the emphasis, of serving Him, as to what He gives me, its about truth.  His truth….

So am I holding a grudge, because I am bringing it up here?  No, I am not, or I pray I am not.  But the proof is in the pudding.  I walk in love, and I understand again, giving, but the balance, is so way off, with some of these ministries, and that is why I am warning the body of Christ.

To be careful, in who you support.  To be careful, that the motive from yourself, and the ministry, is not based on what God can give you.  But who God is.  In other words, get to know who God is by His word.  What he expects of you.  Of me.  Develop your relationship with God, by Christ.  Remembering what Christ has done for us.

Do you remember, Christ himself, went into the temple, and turned the tables, on those who had used the temple, for the sole purpose of getting money? And they come 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 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 YE HAVE MADE IT A DEN OF THIEVES.    MARK 11:15-17.  

This infuriated Christ.  And it should infuriate us, as well, so much that we tell our pastors; Hey, your talking too much about money, and not enough, about souls.  About salvation, about seeking God, to please him.  By obeying Him, by honoring Him.

So yes, I wrote on that post, that it was wrong.  Did it go well?  I don’t know, I was challenged there, I was even judged, that I did not honor God, or that I did not tithe.  They totally missed the point, that I tried to bring, that the advertising said it all.  This was for millionaires.  A millionaires seminar.  And that is just wrong!

I think if Christ, was here on earth right now, he would have told that ministry;

I am turning the tables on you.  How dare you make it about millionaires?  When I gave my life, on the cross, for you, and the world, and this is the focus you make?  This is your advertising?  How dare you, taint, the gospel, for the sake of money, and for millionaires only.  The world needs me, and you have distorted the truth, for the sake of money.  You have lost, why you have come to me.  You have lost, the focus, in pleasing me.  You have made this dirty, as your emphasis is on money.  You have given the devil a place, by making money, your idol.  And turned from my truths.   

These prosperity messages, all have a method to them.  A system, that yes, does use truth, but twisting it, and when they take scripture, and they only elude to prosperity, but not what Christ is sharing, about obeying God, about loving Him, and others, I am telling you.  Walk away from this kind of church.  Walk away.

We need to find pastors, who are willing, to put God first, not the prosperity message.  This is my warning, because I truly believe we are in end times, and the devil, has made camp in the body of Christ.   Sad to say, but its true.  There are so many people in ministry, who are truly wolves, in sheeps clothing.  I am constantly testing the spirit, of ministries, and those who I come in contact with.  And I do extend grace, but when I see, something wrong, its hard for me, to accept them, when they know not the truth, of the gospel.

And you better know what Gods word says.  You better know, truth, according to the word of God. Get in your Bible.  Do your own research.  When someone says, oh thats not what the word of God means, and they try to justify sin, or totally are off balance, from what God says, I get concerned.  I am so concerned now for the body of Christ.  And as I said, I am in fear of God.

For the record, I have learned, and I am grateful, where God has led me.  I am grateful, for each and every one of my blessings.  But I do not seek God for what He gives me, I seek Him, because He is Holy.  He is God almighty, He has power, to give me life, or take it away.  He is the final judge, to determine, whether I go to heaven or hell.  Do, I want to play around with that?  You would have to be nuts spiritually, to just let that go. But thats why it is so important, to get the mind of Christ, for any kind of sin, will take it away.  If one does not repent.  I fear God, because I never want His presence to leave me, because I would make something else, like money, a priority.  Thats why I ask, in this title, Is your priority in God or money?

I admit, I was lost.  I was naive.  But, one could be naive, like I was, and trusting, these ministries, pastors etc.  But greed, is evil.  And one needs to see, this, to be forewarned.

In the United States, we are blessed anyway.  But for how long?  God is not mocked.  And,when ministries reach out to other, countries, and they start preaching the prosperity message, so many say, you mean, if I give, I can drive a nice car?  I can have a house?  I can feed my family?

And they give people hope, as they implement this method.  But instead, they are missing the whole picture of who we are, in Christ, and the way, we are to seek God.  The word of God says, Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you. Matthew 6:33.

Not seek how to give, to get rich.  To become a millionaire. My husband, put it in perspective this way.  That many of these ministries, are only trying, to build their castle.  To maintain, their way, of living.  As they hop along in jets, and live in lavish castles.

You know, any of us would like to be rich.  Thats why it is scary.  But making that the priority, in seeking God, for wealth only, is opening a door to the devil.  Remember, when Christ was tempted by the devil, and the devil said, serve me, and I will give you the riches of the world.  Matthew 4:9-19.  And saith unto Him, all these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.  Then saith Jesus unto Him, GET THEE HENCE SATAN; FOR IT IS WRITTEN THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY AND HIM ONLY SHALT THOU SERVE.  Jesus, even there, reminds us its the word of God we need to know, and He bound the devils words.  We have that authority too….

To miss truth, to miss, what Christ did, by making money a priority…..It actually would scare me.  Because I want my relationship with my Lord, to never be tainted.  I want to be delivered from temptation, thats why I take this scripture to heart.  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.  James 1:14.

Money can be enticing.  I have come so far, from who I was, to recognize, greatly what Christ did, on the cross.  My salvation….It is sacred, it has to be protected.   Our wants, our hopes, must be in Christ, first, and foremost.  The body of Christ needs to open their eyes.  Remembering those who fell even Judas, betrayed God for thirty stinking pieces of silver.  Do you want that kind of spirit, upon you?  Times are short.  We will all stand before God.  What will He say?  Please, take this to heart.  Please, be careful.  Please, see, truth…..Please be warned.

Blessings, and love, in Christ,

Just my thoughts….

Elena Ramirez

Father, obedient I write this, obedient I share it.  Obedience, I long to be obedient, to please you.  For who you are.  For Love, for fellowship, with you.  I am so grateful for my blessings, but I do not want to make anything an idol.  I do not want to lose my perspective.  Help us Lord, help us, the body of Christ, needs to open our eyes.  To see, its about souls.  Its about your truth, many are lost, because your shepherds, have lost their focus.  They are caught up, in the prosperity message.  They have lost their way, and that being by Christ.  Lord, share this message, with who you will, may it bring perspective, and truth, to seek you again, with all our hearts, our soul, and to save the lost, for hell is real.  What will you tell us, when we stand before you?  Lord, have mercy.  Deliver us from shams, for this is shameful.  Have mercy, and help us all, remind each other, you are not mocked.  And to share truth, from your gospel.  Help the body of Christ Lord.  In Jesus name.  Amen

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