AN EXERCISE IN PRAYER BY THE HOLY SPIRIT ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4667.jpgAs 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 Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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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,
Elena Ramirez

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

BEING BROKEN DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT GO ON ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2BEING 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
https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

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 

  

AMERICA AND THE WORLD WE NEED GODS LAW TO LIVE ~ 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

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.

Wrong.

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….

Elena Ramirez 

 

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE MOVIE WAR ROOM ~ 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

These are my thoughts about the movie, War Room.  I saw it last night.  It was inspiring.  It does make us think, to know, we are in warfare, and just to get answers for prayer.  I admired the older woman, who was bold, and had discernment, to want to help that younger woman.  

But…

With all due respect, I would like to offer some perspective and I think these are valid points to bring up that were not covered in the movie.

These are only my opinions. But I have found them to enhance prayer. I did not get a sense that these things were covered but in any event….

I did not sense repentance was a strong point that should be evident when we go to pray. Repentance was not emphasized strongly.  In these war rooms…King James scripture says;

“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭66:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

We can’t get answers from God if we are not totally humble in the sight of God. And repentant as well humble in the sight of God. Even as Christians.  Even saved.  We still make mistakes.  We still sin.  Sometimes unknowingly.  So we cannot go to God, in prayer, if there is some kind of sin, thats evident.  Even from our thoughts.  So that I think is important to do.  I did appreciate the gentleman did repent, as he went to God, in prayer, so I am not oblivious to that.  

Another thing that caught my attention and always does, was what Bible version should one use in spiritual warfare? There was no recommendation.

And I think that is a disservice, because in the goal of the movie, to get answers in prayer we have to know, this is our weapon.  It is supposed to be a sword of truth. It did not specify what bible to use and I say this because not all bibles are equal.

If it is any less then a King James it is corrupt. The King James is the oldest and purest bible we have, and has been stored and preserved in heaven. For over 400 years.  It is holy and anointed.  

When we use the King James we are on the same page with God.  When we use a King James, we take to heart, the many scriptures that warn us not to change, add, or delete scripture.  And there are many.  Including Revelation 22:18-19, that warns us, salvation could be lost.  And access to the Holy city, will not be given.  And the things people want from a bible they will not get according to scripture.  

FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERY MAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK, IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM, THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK:  AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK.  REVELATION 22:18-19

God has his reasons, and it behooves any of us, as the standard.  But to try and go around His standard of excellence, to try and find a loop hole to prayer.  Is just wrong.  

Its not fast food.  Its spiritual food, and spiritual food, does not taste the same when it has been changed.  Say for example like a recipe.  You don’t change the ingredients, because it will not taste the same.  I did a check on the last verse, they used, as it ended.  And it was not a King James verse.  II Chronicles 7:14.  

It said, if my people “who”, not if my people “which” are called by my name.  There is a big difference between which and who, who was like a question.  Which meant specifically.  And we have to see the discrepancies, in word, or we will not win the battle.  The enemy deceives many by the word they choose.  This is why using a King James eliminates any kind of doubt, of authenticity, and corruption.  It is holy.  I trust in it, when I pray, the word of God.  

IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS. THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.  II CHRONICLES 7:14.  

I am not trying to minimize the important values this movie gave. In fact, it inspired me as well.

But these are things we need to do, I believe to have our prayer life work. According to the standards of God.  

Just my thoughts, in love, 

Elena Ramirez

MY WISDOM RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR~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

So, its almost the end of the year of 2015.  And I am thinking, I need to make resolutions.  For 2016. As a Christian.  But personally as well. Things I know, but things, I need to implement, even in writing.  To decree it, to remind myself, to justify it by words.  Not my words, but every pure and holy word of God, from my King James Bible.  That is not corrupted.

And when I see other brothers and sisters in Christ, using corrupted word, my heart aches for them.  As I know God does ache for them too, but I can only pray to make a difference, in someones faith, in their ability to know God, and to be fulfilled, in the calling for their life.  

That people would see the many warnings, in scripture that warn us about this deception.  Including, Revelation 22:18-19.  And I know this is my calling, so even here, as I write my resolutions, I pray you see the deception of using corrupted Bibles.  

This scripture came to me just yesterday, and it just tells it like it is, how so many are deceived, by someones greed, that changes a Holy Bible.  It is sad, but this scripture hits it on point. They have made merchanise of Gods word, by changing it with the excuse that versions bring insight.  But in doing so they have disobeyed God.  They have corrupted a holy word.  

So I stop to make this point before I go on with my resolutions. And I know the timing comes from God almighty…. So, I add this on…

AND THROUGH COVETOUSNESS SHALL THEY WITH FEIGNED WORDS MAKE MERCHANDISE OF YOU:  WHOSE JUDGMENT NOW OF A LONG TIME LINGERETH NOT, AND THEIR DAMNATION SLUMBERETH NOT.  II Peter 2:3.

Friend, you don’t want to reap that same damnation.  So I implore you go back and use a King James Bible.  Not a NKJV either, don’t confuse that.  That is corrupted as well.  As well as all of those versions.  

This is my goal front and center, in Christ.  As this year ends. And the new year starts….But in my journey, of life, I pray God gives me countless opportunities. To show you all the deception of these “revised” bibles.  

So I ask God for long life, in all of my resolutions.  So here, now are just my thoughts, my resolutions, and I pray it blesses.  For my walk with God, for my life.  In this journey we call life.

I probably will revise this, and add more to it, as the Holy Spirit leads, so feel free to come back and check it out.  But there is something to be said, about giving God glory, so here goes:

  1.  My first resolution, and determination for the new year is to give God glory.  To praise Him, to acknowledge Him, to always bring God into every conversation, if possible.  To shine His truth. In all that I am. To speak it, to write it, to be someone who represents the King of Kings.  As an ambassador of Christ. I want to do this with His holiness, His ability, His power, His might.  His miracles magnified.  I cannot do it on my own, but by who He is.

  2. I want to please God.  For I know, my life, my blessings are so determined on that.  Faith pleases God.  So I will daily work on my faith. 

  3. I want to walk in the authority of Gods word, my King James bible, that is not corrupted, and is holy and know that I can rebuke something that is not of God, from my life.  I want you to walk in that holiness as well.  So I will keep hammering it, till God says stop.

  4. I want to have the mind of Christ.  To think, say and do that which is right in His sight.

  5. I want to get back what the devil has stolen from me.  I pray I can see the fulfillment.  Just so I can say, “Look what the Lord has done for me.”  It gets me righteously angry, that I was so naive.  So ignorant to Gods truth, that I see the many mistakes I made.  Yes, I judge myself.  We are called to do that, and though, I want to extend grace even to myself, I cannot help and see, I can be my own worst enemy, by not obeying God.

  6. So yes, I want to be mindful with the mind of Christ, to obey God, and listen ever so carefully to the promptings of the H0ly Spirit.

  7. I need to always remember to discipline myself through Gods Holy word, by reading it.  Chewing on it.  Meditating on it, writing it, and living it.  As I claim it.  Sharpening my spirit.  Sharpening my senses so I am not dull and dumb.  I see how the enemy deceives when any of us do not know truth Gods, truth.

  8. I want to be mindful to walk in love.  To be love, as Christ is love. To always be a reflection of Christ.  To all.  To be polite.  To not seek my own gratification but that of others first, in the sense that I cannot be selfish.  Self, is a symptom that the enemy can sneak in there to steal and deceive.   So I want to be aware of the enemies antics.

  9. Yes knowing that the enemy, comes to kill steal and destroy, has taught me more then ever to submit to God.  OBEY GOD!

  10. Resist the enemy and he will flee.  So I will rebuke the enemy.  I will rebuke those negative thoughts of doom and gloom.  And send them right back to the pit of hell.  I send curses back to the sender.  I am called to bless, but if someone wants to curse, they bounce right off of me, because I wear the armor of God.  Which reminds me, I need to put on that armor daily.  And it quenches the fiery darts of the enemy.  They reap what they sow.  As I do.  Knowing this is a principle, that is like a boomerang.

  11. I will be prayerful.  I know there is power in prayer.  So I resolve to pray for myself, and others.  To not forget the power of just even a small whisper to say, God help me.  Help that person.

  12. I want to be kind to all.  To have the compassion of Christ.  To extend mercy.  So they will see Christ in me.  

  13. I want to be firm in my resolve in what is truth and what is not.  I cannot compromise any more, my values.  For anyone.  This goes back to pleasing God.  If people do not like that about me, that is their problem, not mine.

  14. I want to be a truth seeker for all things.  Something about truth it frees a person, and so I see the need to seek it and bring truth to the light for myself.  To grow, to change, to not be ashamed.

  15. I want to walk in the authority of who I am in Christ.  Totally.  As the Kings daughter.  I need to see, I am Royalty.  I am the head.  Not the tail.  I am to be respected, honored and cherished.  So I do that for myself morally, and with integrity. My past does not indicate my future, for I have repented.  I don’t need to follow the crowd.  I follow Jesus.  And that keeps me on the straight and narrow path.

  16. So, I remind myself, that repentance is always the key to getting back right with God.  For I make mistakes.  But purposeful disobedience, is so very wrong, and repentance does not accomplish anything if I do not learn from my mistakes.  If I purposely disobey.  So, I will not treat the sacrifice of my Lord and savior Christ shabbily.

  17. I will work out my salvation, with fear and trembling in the fear of God.  Being fearful of God, is one of the most healthiest things I can do, and it keeps me out of trouble.   And I then can avoid the consequences.  If only, by example, by even writing this, I pray the body of Christ would get this, and understand it, for it is not taught.

  18. I need to eat better, physically because my physical health is so vital in this.  But I also need to eat spiritually nothing but that which is of God.  I don’t need to eat junk food spiritually or physically.  And when I say junk food spiritually, I have to be mindful of subliminal messages that come in the form of junk, or evil.  I don’t need to eat anything that offends God.  I don’t need to know anything evil.  I am reminded of Adam and Eve, and that they ate from the tree of good and evil. THAT WAS SIN! God did not want them to know evil.  So I know this is sin.  Just because one knows how to do something, does not mean they should.  Reject it. I do not want sin in my life, in any shape or form, so I will be careful to discipline myself in that which I eat physically and spiritually.  I realize what a gift health is, so I pray to know that which is healthy.

  19. I am reminded to test and try the spirits.  I have seen in this past year, many who claim they come in the name of the Lord, but their fruit is rotten.  There are deceptive spirits.  Who do not obey God, even in the word they choose.  They compromise.  And it is so evident it is sin.  They actually reject Gods law, and take scripture and try to manipulate, and justify their sin, by grace.  And that is just wrong.  It is an abuse of Gods mercy, and I will be ever so careful not to trust people.  But to trust God.  My King James bible.  For it says, thus saith the Lord!

  20. I am reminded that my spiritual growth is my responsibility.  So I cannot get a lazy attitude, to put off anything.  For the truth of matter, is tomorrow is not promised to anyone.  I have to see how valuable my time is.  I have to see how important that in this time I have not to put off anyone or myself, and more then anything God.  Being rushed is not an excuse to put off God.  So I must discipline myself first to always go back to step one.  To give God glory.

  21.  I know more then ever, how important Salvation is, how important it is to make things right with God.  To be humble, to be aware, how pride steals, and is a characteristic of the enemy.  So I must always relinquish pride, in being humble.  To forgive.  To forgive others and myself.  To let go of offences.  To have my peace.  There are times, I cannot engage in battles.

  22. So I remember the battle is the Lords.  I have always been of the mindset to fight.  I am a warrior at heart.  But there are some things I see, even now in this time of my life.  I cannot fight.  But God can, so I see my Lord, more then ever, defending me.  Taking care of me, protecting me.  Providing for me.

  23. So I am thankful.  I resolve more then ever, to be grateful.  To always count my blessings.  To see they out number my lack.  Which I know God can fill up my cup.  But I know more then ever, I do not seek God for what He can give me, but for who He is.  I know that…So I pray to be a giver, in great and big ways.  But to give, is just such a sweet release of being grateful.  

  24. I plead the blood of Jesus, when all else comes to that point of understanding.  It is all about what Christ did on that Cross for me.  The blood of Jesus, is the final authority in who I am so I resolve to plead it for I know, my own ability, my own gifts and callings yes work together for the sake of the Kingdom of God.  But it is the blood of Jesus I plead, that makes me who I am in Christ.  I am a miracle. That supernatural sense of miracles.  Because of the sacrifice of Christ.

  25. And I pray, my love, my obedience, my longing to please Him, which goes back to the first steps with bless my King. For now, I conclude my resolutions. But leave room, even here to come back to decree it. In the name of Jesus, this is my decree, my resolution, with wisdom, for the new year. Of 2016. May it be to the glory of God in my life. For myself, and my family, to be blessed, and others.

In Jesus name, with love, His love,

Amen.

 

Elena Ramirez