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

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com 

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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 IS YOUR MOTIVATION TO PRAY? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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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

WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION TO PRAY?

Why do you pray? To ask God for something? Wouldn’t it be more practical, more respectful, to pray to God for who He is? More loving? Instead of what He can give? I ask myself that as well.

You see, I want answers to prayer. But, I also want answers for you. We are learning. We have to learn who God is, to understand Him. His ways are excellence. I just think we have to know, He deserves glory, and honor, and praise. True worship. Not this lip service.

Because He knows our hearts. Our minds, from even afar. And one cannot fool God. One cannot play church, or play religious, or pray they are this, or that, because God sees.

So, if you could see in the spirit, you could see between good and evil. But you would choose to know good. To know God. I sometimes, think about the source of how it all began, from Genesis. My King James bible. That is not corrupted. But is holy and anointed. Stored in heaven and earth for answers. His way. Not mans, corrupted versions.

God created Adam and Eve. He had a plan for them. But they were so naive. They listened to the devil. Instead of going to God, to confirm what He told them. Don’t eat from the tree of good and evil. God never intended for us to know evil.

Yet we are inundated with it, in so many ways, but we still have the choice to know God, to communicate with Him, to not listen to the devil, and to obey what God says. Don’t know sin, in our lives. Don’t disobey God in this, because we reap the consequences of it.

Seeking God, for what He can give us, is just insulting. Or just praying when we have to. For a need etc. If we do not develop our relationship with Him. And that begins by recognizing the commandments. The law. The sovereignty of who He is. His power! My goodness, He is the creator of heaven and earth! There is none like Him. No comparison.

So we are grateful for grace. Yes, grace is extended, but you cannot have grace, without seeing what God expects. You cannot expect grace if you do not do your part by seeing with your true heart.

And when you do, then you see what Christ did on that cross. It was not pretty. It was not easy. He suffered for our sins, for us, to have a way out. He is that way, the truth, and life. John 14:6 paraphrasing King James.

When you see what He did on that cross, love truly comes in your heart. You see He is the great shepherd. The protecter. The healer, the deliverer. You don’t just go to Him, for what He can give you. You go to Him because there is none like Him. There is no other source of love as great.

And so to insult Him, yes I say it is an insult, when we don’t develop knowing who He is, and you constantly ask Him for things, or expect Him to answer our prayers, without repenting, we are not seeing who He really is.

Friends, all I know, is this is important in our relationship with Him, and with anybody. For that matter. Do you only go to your friends, to see what they can give you? No, and if you do, how selfish that is. They see through it. They like God, may not say anything, but they see through it. God is silent, but there will be a day, we will hear, very clearly what He expected, especially when we stand before Him.

Yet, we are given this chance now, to make it right. To develop our relationship with Him, now. To ensure our salvation. To see what He did on the cross. To repent. To make Him Lord and savior. With our King James bibles, with prayer, that is serious, about talking to Him, and seeking Him for who He is. Not what He can give us.

Why do you think I serve Him? Because there is no one like Him. He pulled me out of a pit. Many do not know my story. My full testimony. You may know parts. But you don’t know, what I have suffered, or gone through. And I may never say all of why. Because as much as I am an open book, there is much, I cannot even put into words. But He loved me. He showed me. He guides me, and speaks to me. And I still get it wrong sometimes. But He does not give up on me, even though sometimes, I have given up on myself. This is Why, I so very much choose to obey Him, serve Him, because He literally saved me. But I had to open my eyes.

And I have made my mistakes, even in this strategy of understanding. This is why I do not ask any one for money. Or for support. In my ministry.

I want to please Him, for the right reasons. Concerning my relationship with Him, and with you.

When I pray, I want my prayers heard. I want your prayers heard too.

IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART, THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME. PSALMS 66:18.

Much love, Elena

Lord, forgive me, if I have gotten off track on this. You are the way, the truth, and life. Help me to develop my relationship with you, because of who you are, not what you can give. Help me to see, what pleases you. So I can obey you. I thank you for what you did on the cross, for my sins. For taking the penalty of sin away from me. But let me never forget how you suffered, and died. You did it for me. You did it for all of us. I never want to insult you, by just asking what you can give. Yes you do give, but I cannot make it the priority. The priority has to please you, and know you first. In love, in obedience, in serving you. You made me a daughter, that is a servant. To you the King of Kings. This is a relationship. Not a religion. Not rules, regulations, and traditions made by men, or groups. It is knowing you. With love, because you gave your love to me and to all of us.  I am thankful Lord!  Thank you.

In Jesus name. Amen.

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE MOVIE WAR ROOM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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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…..
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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

A CALL TO PRAY AND PRAY GODS HOLY WORD THE KING JAMES BIBLE ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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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….

I want to encourage you to keep praying. Pray diligently, pray with expectation, and pray, to give glory to God. The Lord brought this to my heart this morning, as HE often speaks to me, in the morning.

I sense we need to pray more so, because of the times we are in. We need to pray, and yes see, the prophetic signs coming to pass. We need to pray for our country. We need to pray for each other, and we need to pray, till we hear Gods voice.

One way to hear Gods voice, is by the bible you choose. His sheep know His voice, and to another they will not follow.

Scripture, King James scripture tells us, that we are to pray Gods word. I want to encourage you get a King James Bible, that is holy, and anointed, and pray and ask God to show you what scripture to stand on for your need.

Say, for example if you need healing, I would pray Jeremiah 17:14 a prayer for healing, or claim Isaiah 53:5. For it is by Christ’s stripes we are healed.  For whatever need you have, the King James in its holiness and anointing, can get you the answers you need, as you claim it. Here God tells us, that He will honor His word, as you pray it.

But as many of you know, I believe God wants us to choose a holy and anointed word, and the King James is anointed and holy. Preserved for 400 years. He does not change we do. And the choice you make in word, counts. Remember that other bible versions may have missing, or corrupted scriptures, so just know the King James is holy. Remember Christ is the living word, THE BREAD OF LIFE… HE would not give us junk food to eat spiritually.

THEN SAID THE LORD UNTO ME, THOU HAST WELL SEEN: FOR I WILL HASTEN MY WORD TO PERFORM IT. JEREMIAH 1:12. https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

WHEN YOU MEET NEW PEOPLE BEWARE OF SEDUCING SPIRITS ~ 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

The dear Lord, prompted me to write this.  The thought came to me last night, before I fell asleep.  And so as I write this, I write it to a woman.  From woman to woman.  But, I know men, can benefit from it as well.  For you see, we need to be aware of seducing spirits.  That can cause someone to sin.

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (‭Matthew‬ ‭7‬:‭14‬ KJV

I am writing this, because Christ is the way, the truth, and life.  John 14:6.  I am writing it, because you want to find that way.  And its not like the world does, where the world promotes sex, and no sense of moral integrity.  We have plenty of young kids, who are lost, and do not know the difference.  Along with adults.  I want to reach someone, here, so they can have a chance in life.  Gods way.

In Proverbs 2, of my King James Bible, and I am paraphrasing, it says there is a strange woman, who flatters with her words, but she forsakes the guide of her youth, and she forgets the covenant with her God.  That is a seducing spirit.  

Well, it does apply to men too.  They can be Christian men, but they flatter, with their words and they forget the covenant with God.  Men, and women, can be seduced, by adulterous spirits.  It can come from anyone.  

And please note:  This is not to blame anyone, from any sex, but it can come from either a man or a woman, who may have good intentions, but there are seducing spirits.  Trying to get any Christian away from God.  

But maybe your not a Christian.  Maybe your young, and just trying to find your way.  Maybe, you did not have a lot of love growing up.  Maybe you have issues, just in who you are, and have self-esteem issues.  People can influence you, and yes in a bad way.

Self-confident people, can do that.  I can relate.  I was not always confident, in fact, growing up, that was me.  I wanted to be a good girl, and I wanted to serve God, I have always loved the Lord.  But I did have self-esteem issues.  So, I did not obey God, in many ways.  

And bad people, sometimes influenced me.  Because I had no confidence.  I did not know who I was in Christ.  But I do now, and I am grateful.  Because I know, I have dodged some things that could have really hurt me.

I want to write to you, to offer some wisdom.  Be careful.  Be careful, who you meet, and who you, let into your life.  You know, sometimes loneliness, can be the stumbling block, to lower our standards.   And especially, when you do not know who you are in Christ, the devil can come in.

Be careful, when you are out.  Be careful, when you socialize with others.  Beware of your surroundings.  Be careful what you eat and drink.  Right now in the media we are seeing women give an account, of a famous actor, who seduced them with drugs.  But what about the woman, who is drugging herself, or drinking, with the crowd.  Things can happen.  Protect yourself.

Gee, if I could talk to a young girl, and just warn her with Christ’s love,  and build her up to tell her who she is in Christ, and protect her, from others.  Maybe she could wake up.  As I was protected myself, by my good mother.  But things happen, if you do not use discernment, and know there are seductive spirits.

It happens, and this is why I want to warn you.  I want to plead with you.  I want you to see, how precious you are in the sight of God.  But you have to protect your spirit.  And yes your physical body.  You have to be aware of seducing spirits.  From men, and women.  Not only when it comes to sex, but matters of integrity, honor, and moral judgment.

People, can influence us.  And there are false witnesses, who will also lie.  Why people can do that and try, to diminish someone, and their reputation is beyond me, but it happens.  Remember Joseph  who ran from the Pharoh’s wife?  Well he avoided the sin, with her, but she still had it in for him, and had him thrown into prison.  She lied!  Yes there are liars….. But don’t be a part of the devils lies!  Watch out for seducing spirits.  

I just know there are consequences to sin.  And yes, even the appearance of evil.  Maybe your not involved in anything.  But you are vulnerable.

I know, that the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  So much of our youth, grow up, not knowing this, then they become parents, but they don’t teach their children, the difference, because we see, in society the cycle, of sin, goes on and on, and on, and on.  If only God was in each home…….If only Gods ways, were taken to heart, for truth.

Teach your children the ways of the Lord.  And your child, will not depart from it.  Teach your self, to honor God, and depart from bad influences.  Don’t bring strange people into your home.  Protect your children.  If you are divorced, or just searching for love.  Don’t do it the way of the world.  Do it Gods way, and let Him bring the right mate.  I know….

Protect yourself from seducing spirits.  Even from people who come in the name of the Lord, and have ulterior motives.  Know who you are in Christ.  God says He calls us to be holy, like Him.

People make mistakes, especially when you are young.  But repent.  Seek God, and live a clean good life.  Beware of seducing spirits, even when you are old.  Some people, are used by the devil, to stop the plan of God in your life.

The Bible says, the consequences of sin, is death.  Well we see it, with abortions, and we see it in sexually transmitted diseases, we see it in broken marriages, and just a sense of how sin hurts any of us.

I don’t know who is reading this.  And all I know at this point of my life, I am just so glad, Jesus Christ is my savior.

We don’t always know.  We don’t always understand.  We may be lonely.  We may be broken.  But there is a God, and His way, for you and me, by His standards is excellence.  Strive for His excellence my friend, and live happily ever after.

I know I am in Christ.  But with wisdom, I will depart even sadly, from someone who has seducing spirits about them.  Because one can be deceived.  I have come to see the signs, the signals from those who do not walk close to Christ.

I don’t want any part of them.  I have broken many relationships, and friendships off, for this very reason, if not for one reason or another, but their motive was not of Christ, and the spirit was to seduce to sin, again, not only by sex, but by a lack of moral integrity.

And in conclusion, just know this.  God will protect you from someone.  He has removed many people from me.  But no matter what the devil may say.  If you know, what God is doing, don’t fight it.  Don’t have a spiritual battle, within yourself.  

Understand, God will give you discernment to know someone, when they have a seducing spirit.   You might not see it right away, but if you keep yourself safe in the ways of the Lord, you will see the difference.  No temptation will hold you, if you stay close to God.

You might even get it confused with love, but love does not seduce.  It is holy, as God is holy.  I know I married my true love, and He is holy.  In our matrimony, we are both holy.  And I thank God.  This is our secret to true love. Holiness, before marriage.  And in the marriage!

No matter what others may think or do, we know the difference.  And I suppose this is why I am writing this.  Because temptations do come, but you don’t have to be a part of the sin, from seducing spirits.

I pray, you share this with others.  It could make a difference in someones life.

Just my thoughts, that He brought to me, but may it bless you, and get you on the right road with Christ.  Remember the gate is straight and the way is narrow.  

When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths: To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life. That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭2‬:‭10-22‬ KJV)

Elena Ramirez

 

WHEN GOD WILL NOT LET YOU LEAVE A CHURCH



The Lord is thy keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.  The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:  He shall preserve thy soul.  The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.  Psalm 121:5-8  

How comforting this word is, with Love.  My Fathers word.  To know, God preserves me.  When we go in or out…..Whether we go into a church or leave it.  He preserves us.  He knows.  Praise God.

When I write, I always, pray, to write the heart of God.  I am human, I can sometimes, make mistakes, but when I write, I submit to God, with all my heart, and a prayer, for what I pray, is that Gods heart would be revealed, to whoever, is reading my writings.  So I always try to base my writings on the word, of God.  I don’t always know who my audience is.  But God does.  He knows.

I love the Lord, and more, and more, I want to be closer to Him, to share from His heart.  To speak a word of truth, but always in love.  It is never, ever my intention to hurt someone.  Or to make them feel like I am their enemy.  Or to judge them.  Or to even distance myself from them.  But, sometimes, when I write, I know this does happen.  Because some will receive it, some will not.  I don’t make this my truth, but Gods truth.  Because I do not have any ulterior motive, but to speak His truth.

For an example, when I write about using the King James Bible, and only using the King James Bible, I do not use this forum, to try and judge someone, but I write it, because deep in my heart, I believe, God wants people to use the word of God, that is pure.  That the integrity, has not been compromised.  Because He says, in His word, do not change or add or delete any words, because they can face damnation, because of it.  Revelation 22:18-19.  King James Version.  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 the book 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.

It just makes me think, by His Holy Spirit, it is so obvious, because, other Bible versions, have been altered.  To change the meaning, to the English language or whatever, and even when scriptures have been removed, like in the NIV, why would someone not take this scripture above to heart?  God’s heart?

For when this happens, the integrity, the composition, is changed, the chemistry of it, so to speak, is removed.  It’s like a recipe, that has been changed. Say an ingredient, is added, like a chemical sweetener, yet it asks for sugar.  Even though it may taste sweet.  Its not the same.  One is a chemical, and one is natural.  Sugar is made from God.  Chemical sweetner, is made in factories.  It’s artificial.  Men, have changed Gods word, so it is, now artificial.  Does that make sense?  Anyway, so when I bring this to anyones attention, and it is ignored, all I can do is pray.

Well, recently, if you all recall, from one of my recent posts, WHEN PASTORS DISCOURAGE PEOPLE, BECAUSE THEY ARE DISCOURAGED….I did have a situation, where we left the church.  I won’t go into all the details, here, but feel free to read it.  Anyway,  I did share some things, from that post, that caused a red flag to go up.  So we walked away.

But, it was not Gods intention, for us to leave this church.  No doors would open, and no guidance, would be available, to say….Go this way.  In fact, I received some opposition from people in the body of Christ.  Some kind, some encouraging, and to be honest, some judgemental, and actually some rude.  Wow.  I did not know, that our decision to leave a church, would meet so much, opposition.  To be honest, and just forthright, I was a little surprised, that I got the response that I did in some cases.  Only, because, when anyone, leaves a church, they have their reasons.  For whatever reason, unless, we walk in someones shoes, how can we judge?  How can we say, that they should not leave?    What I learned, and my husband learned this as well, is that truly, one needs the guidance of the Lord, when they leave.

We have been around the church block, in my area, for a while, and we have left many churches.  Through out at least 25 years of a time span.  For many different reasons.  And even here, I have to interject, and say, we have met many good pastors, many who cared, many who communicated Gods love.

But, when you have had bad, or strange experiences, with the members of the body of Christ, who were wolves, in sheeps clothing, you do remember.  We have seen a pastor, actually, leave the flock, and abandon it.  And doing things, that were considered, not even worthy of being a good citizen, by not abiding city laws, and actually lying to a congregation.  Things, that hurt, the body of Christ, but the members of that church.  So, we have felt it more.

Some things, not at all, because of the pastor, but even because of schedules changing, in my family.  Or it could have been doctrine, not being taught, or just frankly, because we went to a church for years, and were totally ignored, not at all, loved, and we felt excluded.  And to be honest, God never stopped us.  Things happen.  People change, and just because someone is a Christian, you want to trust them, but we have been let down, and left out.  So, we have had our reasons, for leaving a church…..

But, for some reason, my Lord, God almighty, His reasons, that I don’t even know about yet, He would not give us a release.  From this little church.  We quit going to this little church over two months ago, I would say, and nothing would open.  We felt so disjointed, so out of the flow.  So detached.  So we questioned ourselves.  We questioned God, we were concerned, not to give place to the devil.  We prayed, we thought, about, why, we were so sensitive, to the pastors remarks.  What was it?  Why did we leave?  Was it worth it?  Aren’t we supposed to extend grace?…..

So, we went back.  No, the pastor, the shepherd, did not come looking for us.  But, Christ the shepherd of our hearts did.  In fact, even as I write this, I cannot recall, ever, having a heart to heart, with a pastor, who said, no please stay.  Or who really tried to get to know us, or understand us, by communicating.  But Christ did.

What I learned, from this experience, is because of our past, our sometimes, leaving of churches, we had baggage.  Things, that stayed with us, even though, maybe we even forgave, the treatment, we had received in churches.  Those, memories, a sense of rejection, we would just say; “Oh well”  and move on. But this did not happen, when we left now, even though, we just expected to go on.

So, even as I wrote in my last post, it was not to judge someone, but because of the baggage, we carried, we used that discretion, to see, what was going on.  In other words, because of our past, we had expectations.

I know, when anyone chooses a church, there should be certain criteria met, and the main ingredient, to me, would be God’s presence, manifested, with faith.  Love the flow, of the Holy spirit.  And yes, again, I look at the doctrine that is presented, the word of God.

I have to be honest.  Because when I hear the word of God, from any other source, then the King James, it does not stick with me.  It goes in one ear, and out the other.  For whatever reason, again, I believe because of the purity.  Maybe because when I hear it from the King James version, it does sound archaic.  It does sound, royal.  It does sound like the voice of God…..Anointed, in just being the King James version.  I pick up, the spirit, of Gods truth…..

Anyway, when we went back, for whatever reason, God made a change.  Maybe it was the prayers, we prayed, for the pastor, and this church.  Maybe because others prayed, and even prayed for us.  But, there was a change in spirit.  I sensed it immediately, when we walked back in.

The sermon, the pastor gave, was on forgiveness.  Again he brought up some hurts, from the church, and from his family.  But there was a strength, I recognized, His faith, was strong.  I could so relate to His heart, me and my husband.  Who knows maybe, he even read my blog.  I don’t know.  Maybe it hurt his feelings, to see, what I wrote, but maybe, and only God knows, but maybe the truth, I spoke, about when pastors, are discouraged, hit home, and this pastor took it to heart.  I don’t know.  I don’t know if God will reveal that to us.  Or if this pastor, will ever communicate.  I don’t know.

All I know, is after that service, we had a sense.  A solemn feeling, of knowing, God did not want us to leave.  Is it for a season, for a lifetime? I don’t know.

I do know, I want to go to a “promised land” and leave Colorado, and find a church, where I will be rooted, and we will serve, but only God, can open that door.  I just want to be obedient to God.  I just want to serve Him.  I don’t know, if God will use me, or us at this church, and I don’t know, or need to know.  I just trust God.

And I know…by this experience, God loves us.  He said enough.  You need to know, I am in this.  Stay here, till I tell you…..

So, I know, that God will intervene, when He does not want you to leave a church.  So here we are back again.  I am praying….

Blessings, and love in Christ, Elena

Father, thank you for leading us back to this beautiful little church.  Not sure, why things always happen, but Lord, my trust is in you.  I pray for this church, and the pastor, and that they would grow, in your ways, and truth, as I pray, that for myself, and my family.  Lord, I just have a greater sense of you.  I thank you, that you did not get mad at me, you did not insult me, or tell me I was unyielding, or I was walking in the flesh, you just prompted me, with love.  And your Holy Spirit, of truth.  Knowing my heart, would only want to please you, in your truth.  Not mine, but yours.  So, thank you Lord, for showing us, and guiding us, and to know, you order the steps of your righteousness.  In me, and my family.  Thank you Lord, I pray,to know your will, as we continue on.  In Jesus name.  Amen

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