Have you ever heard of the song, called “My Way”? It was a very popular song, when I was growing up, in the sixties, seventies, etc. I think Paul Anka wrote it. But old blue eyes, Frank Sinatra made it very popular. And I think even Elvis Presley sang it.
So, people would be singing it, but the words are very deceptive, in guiding us, because we can get mislead and try and do things our way, and that way, is a road to hell. I wonder if they know this? Even Paul Anka, who is still alive. It would be nice, if what I wrote, now, would bring him closer to God to see the difference. To know not to do things his way, but the way of Christ.
Well, the reason, I am writing about it, is because as me and my husband were chatting about doing things our way, and seeing the difference, I told him the things, I learned doing things “my way” is the road to hell.
See, I always have to use my life, as the parallel, between what Christ has taught us, and what I have done. And I grew up trying to do things my way. I did have a rebellious spirit, and nature. I did, get stubborn, and I did not grasp who I could be in Christ. At an early age. Even though, I was taught about Christ at an early age. I still tried to do things my way.
I have had poor judgment in things, and when I look back, it grieves me. But why? Because I tried to do things my way. The results, were in many ways, not fruitful. Not good, not fulfilling, in the spirit, to what I could have been. And we do reap what we sow. See, when you get older, you only have your life to look at, and if you see, and realize what you have done, you can make it right, if you make Christ, Lord and savior, and do things His way.
When any of us, leave Christ out of the equation, because He is the way, the truth, and life, we miss it. I know, because without Jesus, we are truly living life our way.
Thats nothing to be proud of. I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what successes, you think you have, that actually may lead to more pride, thinking, you are this, that, and the other, you are not fulfilled. Unless, you make Christ Lord and savior. And do things His way.
Look at this King James scripture real close, and again, I put emphasis, on the King James scriptures, because the others have been tampered with, corrupted, and are misleading. So don’t look at those verses. Look at what Christ, has made holy, and use word, that is Holy, as “His Way.”
But this scripture reminds us, Christ reminds us:
JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME. JOHN 14:6. HOLY KING JAMES BIBLE.
Even many, who teach Christ as Lord, and savior, and I pray, this is never me, but, you can form a sense of “religion” (rules, regulations, traditions, rituals, that are made by men, and groups) and you can depart from the true spirit, of who you are meant to be in Christ, and fail. By religion. Develop your relationship.
But, you will fail. By doing things your way. Even in the name of the Lord. Because you are doing things your way, by the spirit, and not by Christ, as His spirit, as the guide.
We have to look deeper at our souls, and the fruit, and we have to identify, with the help of God, to see; Are we doing things our way, or as Christ as the way, the truth, and life? I get those checks often in my spirit, and in fact, last night, I had a strange dream of sin.
And when I woke up, I bound it, immediately, I repented, and I cried out to God, and prayed, that sin, is not in my heart. And if it is there, I ask God to remove it. See, sin, is a departure of who God is, and His ways, and whatever it is, you may choose to do your way, is not His way, and His truth, and His life. That you could have. I never want to be away from God, I remember when I was in sin, and those were the darkest, most depressing days of my life.
You don’t want sin, in your life. Sin, will mislead you. Sin, will corrupt your soul. Sin, will destroy, the life, you could have with God, if you choose sin, and choose to do things your way, over doing things His way. Hell on earth is possible, I know. It will affect your thinking to think you are right, and Gods ways are wrong. I have seen some folks, think like this, and no wonder the Bible calls them fools.
The bottom line, is and this should give you the “fear of God” which is very healthy, is that we all will stand before God. Let me repeat that” WE ALL WILL STAND BEFORE GOD. And if you think you get away with things, now, you won’t get away with it, when you stand before God. When you die. The books will be opened, and everything you allowed, you did, thought of, will be revealed. That scares me. Because of Gods judgment. His ways. Which are of excellence.
And I guess, I have grown enough, though, now, to see the difference. Which I did not, but I realize, if I had not brought it all to the obedience of Christ, if I had continued to live life my way, I might not even be alive right now. I had some very destructive tendencies, even in my health, that I thank God, these things were not meant to destroy me, because I accepted Christ as my Lord and savior. And I was delivered from my way. By accepting His way. No weapon formed against me, prospered. Read Isaiah 54:17 King James.
See life, is a journey, and you can grow, you can be the best you can be in God, by His ways. But if you depart from those ways, you become your own enemy. You can get so full of yourself, and puffed up, because the deception is there folks. Don’t fool yourself. There is a devil, and his main goal, is to steal your soul. Take your crown. He wants to corrupt you, he wants you to miss Gods ways, and do things the way of him, which will lead you right to hell. You have to see it. If you don’t you will only have yourself to blame.
This is why, submitting to God is so important. Bringing it to the obedience of Christ. Because if you submit to God, you are telling God, I want your way, not my way. When you see you need to bring it all to the obedience of Christ, you are telling Him, Lord, I love you so much, that I don’t want anything or to do anything, that displeases you. Here are some King James scriptures that will enlighten your thoughts on this, about doing things His way.
SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU. DRAW NEAR TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU. CLEANSE YOUR HANDS YE SINNERS; AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS , YE DOUBLE MINDED. JAMES 4:7-8. KING JAMES.
See how important submitting to God is? When you do so, it is easier, to resist the devil so he can flee from you. Getting close to God, makes Him closer to you, so you can be cleansed, and get rid of that double minded thinking. You get rid of the devil.
Also please read I Peter 5:5, which talks about submitting to one another, but see the end of this in this verse…..BE CLOTHED WITH HUMILITY: FOR GOD RESISTETH THE PROUD AND GIVETH GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. If we are humble, we know God will give us grace. But He resists the PROUD. Don’t be proud. If you see that in you, repent and run to the throne of God, and ask Him for help.
CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST. II CORINTHIANS 10:5. HOLY KING JAMES.
In that verse, above, do we see that doing things our way, exalts itself against the knowledge of God? Thats dangerous, and disobedience. That is doing things our way, that leads to hell.
I Peter 1:2 ELECT ACCORDING TO THE FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE FATHER, THROUGH SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT, UNTO OBEDIENCE AND SPRINKLING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST: GRACE UNTO YOU, AND PEACE, BE MULTIPLIED.
Obedience, and the sprinkling of the blood, sanctifies us, and then there is grace, and peace given to us. Its actually multiplied. And it is. Because there is no peace to the wicked. Look that verse up. On your own. In a King James bible.
And that my friend is a beautiful thing. Knowing what Christ did for us. And to want to be obedient to Him. In His sight, I am sure. But you have to repent, you have to make sure, you are trying to do things His way, not yours. This is where the discernment will come in by the Holy Spirit. Bringing everything to the obedience of Christ. It will teach you, how to do things His way. It will prompt you, remind you, give you wisdom, and guidance, so that you can understand, that in order to please Him, and fulfill your own life, it must be by doing things His way.
Get rid of that stinking thinking! Believe me we all can get it, and when its there, its pride. You don’t want that. Pride can be the downfall of many. But we have to be mindful of who Christ is.
The other day, I got into a strange conversation with someone, who was trying to say, I was rejecting word, when all I was saying is look to Jesus. The word wasn’t even there, it was implying about word....Look at Him. See word, if its not King James word, can be misinterpreted in the spirit, but if we always look at who Jesus is, there is no deception. And this may be too deep to comprehend by some, but God knows our hearts. He knows what we are capable of. So if we are just obedient to Him, in small ways, including by using only King James words, we can grasp the rest of it.
I feel very humbled this morning, as I write. I feel though, very thoughtful, to want to please God, to want to do things His way. See, doing things His way, always produces fruit. Good fruit. And even as I write, I realize, I want to please God. I don’t want sin, that is produced by doing things my way. I want the way of Christ. Because He is the way, the truth, and life. And no one can come to God, but through Christ.
So, as I close, let me offer the solution. Repent to God, for your sins. Make Christ your Lord and savior. Remind yourself what Christ did on the cross for you. Get a King James bible, read it daily. Confess to others, Christ is your Lord and savior. Live for Christ, since He died for you. Because He made the way, for you, in truth, for your life, you can be promised eternal salvation. Don’t forget to repent even daily. See we blow it. I know. But keep trying. Through Christ as the way.
Blessings, in Christ, Elena Ramirez
The first reason, why I tell someone to repent to God, is because its obvious, they stepped out of their love walk. It happens. We all can do it. But we do have to get back to that place, where we are repenting, to God, humble. But we do have to recognize it…
See, Christ told us, we would be known by the love.
BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER. JOHN 13:35. KJV.
When we get out of that place of love, by not repenting, or by not apologizing to someone we offended, we give place to the enemy. We can actually hurt ourselves, or curse ourselves, by getting out of that love walk.
Because it takes away our hedge of protection. From the blood of Jesus. His blood is love, He suffered, and took our transgressions, because of His love, and that blood, that is pure. It protects us. Even here I plead His blood, dear Jesus, and I thank you. Love always protects. (read Isaiah 53:5 kjv)
Its obvious by the fruit. One can automatically sense, and see whether or not, its love, or even hate. By the fruit they give to a person. And even an animal could sense it….
WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM. Matthew 7:20. KJV,
When people make excuses, instead of apologizing, or repenting to God, it brings in pride. Pride goes before a fall.
PRIDE GOETH BEFORE DESTRUCTION, AND AN HAUGHTY SPIRIT BEFORE A FALL. PROVERBS 16:18 KJV.
I would never wish even my enemy to have destruction or a fall, so I try to warn someone, to see their “haughty” spirit, to avoid that. By repenting or apologizing. Thats love. And I try to stay in that love walk. I have to for my own soul.
The fruit reveals, whether or not the “spirit” comes from God, or the enemy.
AND THIS IS HIS COMMANDMENT, THAT WE SHOULD BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST, AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS HE GAVE US HIS COMMANDMENT. I JOHN 3:23 KJV.
When I tell someone you need to repent, I am telling them, because I am trying to save their soul. So they truly can be born again. First.
I am seeing the evidence, the fruit of what they are doing, and it shows, if the spirit is not from God. By even their behavior, its not love. I am telling them according to what my King James bible says.
When someone mocks you, or brings up even your Christianity, to scrutinize, as if they were the expert, and judge, that not love, its an accusatory spirit, that only wants to make themselves look better. See truth be, we all sin, we all come short of His glory.
We are not to give place to the enemy. Ever. Yes there is forgiveness, but you cannot get that forgiveness, unless you ask. You cannot receive it from God, unless you ask Him. So one needs to repent. Grace does not cover, that, it is a sin. And this is where many have the misconception, about grace and the law. Grace, is only given after repentance. And He will not forgive us, unless we forgive others as well.
But you cannot sin, by getting out of love, or disobedience. Not forgiving, not walking in love, is disobedience. To God, for God is love.
BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER: FOR LOVE IS OF GOD; AND EVERY ONE THAT LOVETH IS BORN OF GOD, AND KNOWETH GOD, HE THAT LOVETH NOT KNOWETH NOT GOD; FOR GOD IS LOVE. I JOHN 4:7-8. KJV.
Do you see in this scripture, that it says, we are to love, because we are born of God. Well when we repent, we are born of God. That spirit, should always be the main spirit, we work from. Thats always the goal. But the enemy does want to steal that from us, by getting out of our love walk.
When someone offends me, I automatically know, and in most cases, I even tell the person, I forgive you. Whether or not they apologize, because I do not want that poison in my soul. Its a two-way sword, and when in battle, things can be said. And I remember, the scripture.
GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHICH LOVE THY LAW: AND NOTHING SHALL OFFEND THEM. Psalms 119:165.
I repent, and apologize, because I do get offended. And I try not to. But I am human. I am not going to lie. But because of His law, that I love, I repent, I apologize. I want to be mature in understanding. Do you see, even here how important the law is? Many teach you don’t need it, but because I love you, I warn here as well, repent, and embrace the law of God, even though you have been taught wrong. A perfect example….
Repenting, and apologizing go hand in hand.
For, when the person, who offended apologizes they also release themselves, so God can forgive them, and so they can see, they need to get right with God first, and then the person.
Its not complicated. But one needs to know, the principles in which Gods Kingdom, reveals who He is, and who the enemy is. Love, never fails.
When I tell someone to repent. I am telling them, because first I serve God. And then, I am telling them, because I am commanded to love, others. So I warn them. Repent. Apologize. I am telling them because I love God, and I love them.
I am not trying to be their boss, or be bossy, but I do take authority in matters like this, because I am an ambassador for Christ. And so I use that authority to warn someone, and tell them, you are in spiritual danger, by getting out of your love walk. You need to repent. You need to apologize.
It grieves me, when I have to tell this to people, I love, because I guess, I thought, they understood, that, and would automatically be humble. And walk in love with me. But lately, I have not been seeing that. And it grieves me. I will be honest. I have lost friends lately. Friends that I loved dearly. But something happened, even in their love walk, where love was not communicated. I cannot second guess people. And when I extend grace and they give me the silent treatment, its hard to understand.
I come from a different place, I confront situations, I don’t hide my feelings, or allow things to offend me, so I try and talk, but when thats not received, I know there is a spirit of offense.
I try to do it in love, but when its not reciprocated, what can I do? I pray…So oh well. But I serve God first. I am not a people pleaser. Even though, I walk in love. I walk in love toward God first. I look to see what I am doing offends God or not. Then people.
But when I see the resistance, to not repent, or to apologize, it does grieve me. Because I know the principles in this, and it opens the door to the enemy. I don’t wish that for any of my friends, or enemies. Or even “frenemies” Because I am commanded to love. And love, does not speak evil, or return evil, just because someone does not agree with you.
I hope this helps someone. But I felt the Lord put it on my heart, to explain it today.
Please, repent, go to God, you see, I have learned this, to daily go to Him, and ask Him to forgive me, because I am sharp sometimes, and I come off blunt, as well, and love may not always be seen.
But Christ is my Lord, and savior, and His spirit, I embrace, and I let His love, live in my heart, the temple of the Living God. I often ask others, who is living in your temple? Because love is not seen, thats not God.
Because God is love. When I offend, I apologize. Whether its received or not. And I know when I am wrong, and I know when the devil is trying to just condemn me.
And it grieves me, when I have apologized, but its thrown in my face, at a later time, to remind me, of what I did. And thats not forgiving someone. Love, covers a multitude of sins.
But the only way, its cleared is by repenting to God first, who gives you the spirit, of love, to be humble, to apologize to the person you offended.
I never, would ever, want someone to apologize to me, because I made them. But because they saw the error of their ways, and want to get right with God. And with me. Because love, was the motivator.
Because Christ is their savior.
Blessings, Elena Ramirez
As we grow in Christ, as we grow in prayer. There are just some things, we should do in the Holy Spirit.
Repentance, always clears the slate, I believe. When we come to Christ humble, repentant, for perhaps those things we think, or have allowed into our spirits, that could corrupt us. We need to be careful. Things that are sin in His eyes.
But I just had a sense, that when we pray, we really need to see with our “spiritual eyes.” We need to see Jesus, there, when we pray.
Christ told us, He would not leave, or forsake us. He told us, that He would never leave us.
I believe the Lord, gave me this thought, to help us in our faith. To help us see. Sometimes, we ask for things, and we are not sure, He has heard us, or we are not sure, if there is a way.
But Christ told us, He is the way, the truth, and life. John 14:6. He told us, if we asked in His name, the father would grant it. He told us if we believed it would be ours. He told us, that He would give us the desires of our heart, as we delight in Him. Oh yes, give God the glory, honor, and praise, as you approach His throne.
How can we delight in our Lord? Well, one way, is when we pray, actually open your spiritual eyes, to see Christ there, listening.
Let me repeat that. Look at Christ there, when you close your eyes, to pray. See Him, attentive to your need. Because again, He is there, He will not leave or forsake you. See Him, in the spirit, the Holy Spirit.
Quiet your spirit, to just hearing His voice. Read a King James scripture, that is Holy, and anointed, and let Him, counsel you. I cannot even count the many times, that God has spoken to me, in need of an answer, and I just opened up my King James Bible.
He says, He knows our desire, even before we speak it. So, think, and ponder on Him, when you go to His throne. See Him, in His majesty. See Him, as you seek His Kingdom, and all things will be added unto you.
Sometimes words do not come to us. We may be hurting, we may be distracted, but as a disciple of Christ, we do need to discipline ourselves. Just look for Him, in the spirit. Beware of counterfeits though, in the spirit, and beware of the enemies voice, who always tries to be deceptive. This is why repentance, is so important.
And never, ever, set up an idol, or a symbol, that would grieve Him. He hates idolatry. So get rid of such things, even in prayer. Now I know many might disagree with that thought, but Father, is very jealous in these matters. And wants us to search for Him by the spirit, not by a graven image, that is even a commandment that tells us not to set up.
THOU SHALT NOT MAKE UNTO THEE, ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, OR ANY LIKENESS OF ANYTHING THAT IS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, OR THAT IS IN THE EARTH BENEATH, OR THAT IS IN THE WATER UNDER THE EARTH. EXODUS 20:4 KJV.
YE SHALL MAKE YOU NO IDOLS NOR GRAVEN IMAGE, NEITHER REAR YOU UP A STANDING IMAGE, NEITHER SHALL YE SET UP ANY IMAGE OF STONE IN YOUR LAND, TO BOW DOWN UNTO IT: FOR I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD. Leviticus 26:1. KJV.
We have to try and learn and know, what pleases our Lord. Anyway, Christ, knows by the spirit, what you need. Know, that He is listening there, searching your heart. Knowing the mind of the spirit. Because He makes “intercession” for you according to the will of God.
AND HE THAT SEARCHETH THE HEARTS KNOWETH WHAT IS THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT, BECAUSE HE MAKETH INTERCESSION FOR THE SAINTS ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD. ROMANS 8:27 KJV.
When you know He is there, when you know He is seeing you, it just makes your faith, easier. It makes your prayer have a sense of accomplishment. Because He sees you, He is there. Just see HIM with your spiritual eyes. Try to please Him, humble, when you pray.
I share this, because as an intercessor, I have learned some things, in trying to understand what works, and what does not. What pleases God. But if we are humble, if we are taking the whole word of God, that is King James word, and we are not using anything counterfeit or corrupt, that the enemy would use to deceive. I believe our chances in prayer, can make a difference. And every one knows, that I only recommend a King James Bible because it is holy. It is anointed. It is preserved in Heaven and earth, and I believe when you use it, your on the same page with God. And thats always the goal….
Never underestimate prayer, but do what you can to make sure your prayer is heard. Sin, will separate us from God, and He will not hear. But the sweetest, simplest prayers can be heard, even in our child like faith.
Looking for Him, to be there, when you pray, is just an exercise in prayer. In faith….
Blessings, and love Elena Ramirez