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
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALTHY FEAR AND UNHEALTHY FEAR… By Elena Ramirez
There is a difference, I believe, in what kind of fear is healthy, and one that is not healthy. I am older, I am just sharing. I believe this is wisdom. But, I know some people will not accept this, thats o.k. Its not up for debate, or argument. I am just obedient, to God, to bring perspective. And you know what, it helps me, to understand.
But the healthy fear, one can have, and is King James scriptural. Is the fear of God. It is spoken of often in my Bible. I take it to heart. I don’t just reverence God, I FEAR GOD!
LET US HEAR THE CONCLUSION OF THE WHOLE MATTER: FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN. ECCLESIASTES 12:13. KJV.
I love my King James bible for bringing perspective.
Anyway, fearing God… Its one of the most healthiest things, I have learned to do. It keeps me out of hot water, it keeps me out of sin, it reminds me who has my soul. Who can change things for me. It reminds me, how fragile really our lives are, and how we so need God. In little things, and big things. The bottom line in fearing God, is knowing, He has power to send my soul to heaven or hell. Thats healthy. To fear almighty, God.
Healthy fear, is just common knowledge, sometimes, not to do something, not to go somewhere, that could be dangerous. But that really does require submission to God.
The unhealthy fear, one can have, really is sneaky, and can come from the enemy himself. If we do not have fear of God, or if we just are not prayerful, or we put our guard down. God tells us, He does not give us a spirit of fear. So then that tells me the enemy sends it.
FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVE US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND. II TIMOTHY 1:7. KJV.
Unhealthy fear….That kind of fear, can come, to paralyze, you. To be afraid, to even live. To fret, to get paranoid. To distrust, even others. But sometimes, that is your gut instinct, from the Holy spirit, so you have to test it. Anyway, an unhealthy fear may cause you to just live in a way, where you are not fulfilled. Where you may get a false sense of reality.
I am not a psychiatrist, but to be honest, the ways of the world, and the ways of God are so much different, in relating to why things happen. I choose to trust the ways of God.
When something happens, to someone you love, and you see how some people are not kind, but manipulative, and they hurt others, or scam others, you do get that guard up. I have had a few of those in my life. Yet, I always choose to go on, and be the best I can be in Christ, and to forgive. And to know the difference.
Recently, this happened to me, because it happened to someone I love….and well it just made me think….
We learn from our experiences. It affects us. And today, it just reminded me, of the difference, between healthy fear, and unhealthy fear. I have stumbled, I have had both fears, unhealthy, and healthy, but what always has healed me, is the fear of God.
He will take care of everything else concerning me. Or you, if we just trust Him, and yes fear Him, as scripture says.
I could write a book on this….. maybe I will. It just depends on what kind of support I get, from God, and others in the interest…..But I hope it helps someone with fear.
Fear my friends, if unhealthy, really is not healthy for your soul. I do know this. Truly the fear of God, changes that.
Blessings, and love,
BEING BROKEN DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT GO ON….
Sometimes, we stop, and we say, why Lord, why?
We wonder why we have taken this path in the journey of life? Or why circumstances have led us to be where we are, doing what we do, and we wonder…
If you are wise, you will repent, for your part in it.
For circumstances, out of your control that has made you broken, God is merciful, and God will have vengeance. And can bring a restoration…
Just trust Him….but more then anything go to God. With all your soul, with all your might, and let Him see your broken heart. Your brokenness.
THE SACRIFICES OF GOD ARE A BROKEN SPIRIT: A BROKEN AND A CONTRITE HEART, O GOD, THOU WILT NOT DESPISE. PSALM 51:17 KJV.
Comparing ourselves, in the good, or the bad, with others really is not healthy for ourselves. Don’t do that. Let God have that doubt, or envy, or frustration.
For those of us who have been broken from time to time, we have a resilience, that motivates us to go on, move on, in Christ. No matter what. Because if you have made Christ your Lord, and savior, you know all things are possible.
Let me repeat that all things are possible with God. STILL…
No matter what life says, you are, or people say you are, or even deny what you do, or cannot do. God always has the final word.
He says, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD: I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG THE HEATHEN, I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH. PSALM 46:10 KJV.
When you feel broken, lost, hurt, abused, alone, remember to be still in your heart, knowing who He is. As the saying goes, “Let go, and let God.”
Let God be exalted in your heart, among people, as you give God glory, and in all you do. Like the scripture says…This is how you are healed. In that brokenness. Do that with all your heart, and you will see the healing process….
This is how you go on…..I know.
By Elena Ramirez
What 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
Whats on my mind? Whats my thought for today? Well, I do have a thought, now and then. This morning, I did think about how naive I was growing up. How rebellious I was.
How I wanted what I wanted, and sometimes, you want something, but you don’t know how to go about it, but you do your thing anyway. Wisdom has taught me, at this point of my life, that yes being naive, being ignorant to Gods ways, and His truth, if you ignore, does not benefit you, but hurts you.
God has His ways, His plan for us, but if we don’t know truth, or knowledge, or His “law” which many Christians confuse with the law of sin and death, that we are free from in Christ. They think grace covers it.
We cannot have grace, unless we repent, and are mindful to His truth. We need Gods law. We cannot reach our potential. Those laws, have principles, that bring truth to us, to live, a better life. Even for eternity.
So when I see teachings on not knowing the law, of God, from people. Or some that teach you don’t need to know it. I get that red alert.
All I know, is if I am trying to do my part in every way, I can, according to God, I can come to His throne, reassured, to ask, so if there is a chance, a possibility, a way, a miracle, that I can tap into. Because of who He is. I want it with all my being.
God does not flip flop. He gave that law, and its in the Old Testament.
But we have our part. And with all my being, I just submit to Him. I trust and obey, and that enemy has to flee.
But again, today, I thought, how silent God is, especially when we disregard these truths, and we ignore what He says. Even in the Bible we choose. I have learned the King James is Holy and anointed. The others are not. They are actually corrupted, because they disregard the commandments not to change, add, or delete them.
I want miracles, for me, and for you. But we have our part. I get sad, because so many times, people think you are judging them. But really you are warning them because you love them. Because you love Him. So this is not an argument. This is the beauty of America, and freedom of speech.
Oh well, today, I pray to trust and obey. I pray, He is glorified. I see my beautiful America. And I see this land is precious, because of our forefathers. They gave us the Constitution, they gave us the Bill of Rights.
God gave us Cruz, and America is still missing it. I pray, we wake up. I think of the world and its condition, and I see at least in my thinking, how much Gods true law would benefit us all. Not in any kind of religion, but in His truth as a relationship.
Scripture says, we need the law, or we are cursed. I think if we knew better, we would embrace that law quickly.
BUT THIS PEOPLE WHO KNOWETH NOT THE LAW ARE CURSED. JOHN 7:49. KJV.
Praying in Christ today, I am trusting God. And His law….