SIGNS YOU ARE COLD IN YOUR WALK WITH THE LORD
* Your prayer life suffers
* You don’t read a King James Bible
* You are indifferent to even being courteous
* You are not accountable to even apologize to someone else let alone God.
* You are so self absorbed, its about “Me, me, me”
* You play at being the body and church of our Lord
* You do not warn others, of deceptions from the devil
* You do not want to get involved
* Righteous indignation you avoid
* You would rather agree to disagree instead of seeing Gods truth
* You let pride get in the way rather then admit the truth someone brings to your attention
* You defend the wrong rather then what Gods holy KJV word says
* You call it judging when you don’t have discernment someone is warning you.
* You look to God as if He is an ATM and nothing else.
* You believe HOKY messages, instead of HOLY messages
* You don’t study yourself within to examine what God says but if it tickles your ears, you want that HOKY message.
* You believe false prophets, and instead of checking to see if their words match the Holy word of God, you accept it, because they are the authority.
* You are deceived because you lift up a false prophet up instead of seeing the truth.
* You do not follow Jesus His truths instead you follow leaders.
* Symbolically and financially you support those who sell in the temple. Forgetting Christ overthrew the money changers in the temple.
* You do not REPENT.
* You do not fear God
I am sure there is more, and will update this, as the Holy Spirit leads me.
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Revelation 3:15-22 KJV)
By Elena Ramirez
HOW TO HAVE FAITH IN YOUR PATIENCE
Have you ever met people, and they are inconsistent, and very apt to be impatient? They almost seem like a time bomb, ready to explode. To be honest, I stay away from people like that. I have watched a few people who cause me to take notice. They are not patient. They are not trustworthy.
They fly off the handle, they fume, they fuss, they have temper tantrums, and they slam doors, or whatever. But, your thinking gee, that person, is very impatient, to say the least. But it is a matter of patience. It is a matter of respect. Yes respect yourself, enough, not to lose control. Its a matter of self-control. But how can you gain that?
The greatest sense of self-control, one can have, is learning who Christ is. Taking on His attributes. Taking on the mind of Christ. Believe me, I know. You see, I had to learn who Christ was, so I could change. Before I knew Christ, I was a mess, to say the least.
And many times, we don’t know how to change. We don’t know how to let go and let God. To gain a better sense of self-control. To gain, a self confidence, and control to do things differently.
There are so many wrong examples, that we can learn from. But it takes real discipline, real commitment to God, to find out who you can be in Christ. To grow, to change. By seeking God. By learning, who Christ is, by taking His attributes. By praying, and yes reading holy word. I always recommend a KJV. You want the purity of holy word, not corrupted word.
Christ is the vine, we are the branches, you can get strength being on the vine with Christ. To change. If not you will become a broken branch that is tossed to the fire, that metaphor, is not only spiritually but physically. Broken people, are not healthy, spiritually or physically. Looking for crutches, in drugs, or people, or anything of substance to take away the pain. The frustration comes out by being impatient.
When it really could be a matter of self control, that comes from Christ. Christ does not want us to be dependent on anything but Him. This is why He is jealous. He is God almighty, and there is nothing like Him. Because He and only He can fulfill us. He knows this, in His own wisdom, that He longs to pass on to us. And…Give us a reason to live. Give us a sense of understanding, to live life more fully.
The fruit we receive being on that vine with Christ, shows to ourselves, and others, that with Christ, we gain so much more then eternal life, we get a sense of how to live that life. Patiently. Trusting Him.
Its not easy, but one can gain patience. One can gain a sense of peace, in any situation, because if you make Christ the ruler of your heart. You are making a decision, to surrender even your impatience to God, who wants to change you.
Trust God, friend. He knows the picture, He knows the beginning from the end. He can make that difference. No matter what your situation is, don’t give up, but patiently wait on the Lord. So you can learn patience.
Theres only one thing we take with us when we leave this world. Thats our soul, and Christ, will only receive a soul, that made the commitment, to accept Him as Lord and savior.
Does your soul reflect, you have made Him, Lord, and savior? In patience?
IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOUL. LUKE 21:19. KJV.
Just food for thought today. Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
Whats missing from the conversation on illegal immigration, in the United States?
The answer: Love and the facts. The facts, well…
I am addressing this for a few reasons. And one, is because History, has not given a full account of who we are as a culture. As Hispanics. Or Latinos. And that is a fact, that we will not let history repeat itself.
Try searching for our contributions to this nation, in your political correct books. Its not there. Its not in our school books, or Social Studies, for students. Or at least it was not taught when I was growing up, in the sixties. And I think many of us as Hispanics, we want to set the record straight. And clear the air. We are a part of this nation. And history, if you look deeper our contributions will clarify that.
As a Christian and a servant of the most high God, I have to mention love first, because as I listen to these political candidates discussing immigration, one principle, and component, that is missing, is the love, with compassion for people.
The King James Bible tells us, that we are to treat the stranger, the alien with love, as we would ourselves.
AND IF A STRANGER SOJOURN WITH THEE IN YOUR LAND, YE SHALL NOT VEX HIM. BUT THE STRANGER THAT DWELLETH WITH YOU SHALL BE UNTO YOU AS ONE BORN AMONG YOU, AND THOU SHALT LOVE HIM AS THYSELF; FOR YE WERE STRANGERS IN THE LAND OF EGYPT: I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD. Leviticus 19:33-34.
Do you see the words “love that stranger”? That is missing from the conversation of the candidates. And if any candidate says he is a Christian or reads the bible is missing that. If he is talking about immigration.
Because we are called to love one another. And we are called to be kind, and merciful. We are called to be an expression of Christ in love, and Christ told us, this is how we will be known as the disciples of Christ. With love.
I can write this, and say this, because I am an American, Hispanic, Christian writer. I understand discrimination. From my own life, even as a Christian, and a Hispanic, but from the history, my family shared with me that happened to them in the Eisenhower Era. Horror stories of discrimination, and racial profiling. Of mocking someone, and calling them names, by denying them services in restaurants, stores, and businesses. And even jobs. A means to support themselves and their families. Discrimination.
And from my perspective as I listen to these candidates, I recognize the problem of illegal immigration, but one cannot treat people with rudeness, a dismissive attitude, that is actually instigating hate from these candidates. Violating civil rights. And I do have to be careful here, and not mention all of the candidates in this group. But one. And I will not say his name, for more publicity.
I also see it, from the rhetoric, from behind computers, that screams racial discrimination, and racial profiling. People are taking this, and feeding on it, and yes behind their computers, are rudely, telling people to go back to Mexico.
Now lets talk about that for a second. Because the fact is.…Many Hispanics are Americans, and can relate to the problem of illegal immigration. But we want our borders secured. We want an administration, that will apply the laws, and rules and regulations, in an effective manner to protect our borders. This is a fact, though, I know not of one poll that was taken. To clairify this.
I have not talked to one Hispanic American who wants illegal immigration. So why does the conversation have to take this kind of tone? This kind of rhetoric?
The problem will not be solved, by spending millions of dollars, to “round up” Hispanics, and boot them back to Mexico. The government and yes all citizens of the United States, should have figured that a long time ago. And now, with things so out of hand, you propose sending “Anchor” babies as you call them back to Mexico? How can you take the Fourteenth Amendment, and now call it illegal? These American babies have rights. But to propose to round up all these people, who are part American as well is just wrong. I hope a solution is found.
But lets talk for a moment about immigration. For over 500 years, Hispanics, have integrated into American society. We have fought wars, side by side, with other races for the United States, and we have contributed to this great land, and paid our dues, and our taxes. Not as Hispanics. But with the goal in mind to be united in the United States for one cause, to protect this great land, and the freedoms it offers. And now with this kind of rhetoric we are denied, the grace we have strived for. And earned.
And for people to use this kind of rhetoric, based on the way someone looks, is racial profiling, and discrimination. Which is very insulting to our culture. Especially if you talk to Hispanic Americans, they can tell you a little bit of history, and the “hardships” they have had, in just assimilating into the culture of America. But one thing, about most American Hispanics, is we are hard workers.
We take the jobs, nobody wants, and we take a work ethic seriously, and apply ourselves. We are not asking for a handout, or to change the culture like some who come here and try to change traditions, rules, etc. We want to work. I want to work as a writer. But even Christian organizations won’t give me the time of day. Which is just my personal take and experience on it. But I know we take pride in working hard.
But we are also educated. We know, that in this culture an education is needed. We contribute as law officers, firemen, teachers, real estate brokers, and so much more. Education has given us these opportunities.
We are a whole country of immigrants, “illegal, and legal”, from the beginning of molding this country into where it is now. This is why it has been ignored. The subject of immigration. Where America turned the other eye. Because if you look at many, some, they never did it legally. They just came to America. And assimilated.
But now we have financial problems, and we do need to control the borders, not only financially but secure it for reasons, that protects us all, from intruders, and those who want to harm people, just because they are Americans. And the truth of the matter is, the system failed. And now, because the system failed you want to penalize people, pull them up by their roots, divide families, and send them back somewhere, where they may not even belong?
When did that happen last in History? I implore you? When? History should not repeat itself in this way.
I want to address this, because what I see if we do not change the conversation, the tone, their will be retaliation. There will be a rift in this country so great, that it will taint this country and its history, with hate. God forbid there would be another civil war. American Hispanics, Hispanics, illegal, or legal, will not condone or accept being treated this way.
I know my roots. I know my culture, I know my heritage of the people I identify with as Hispanics. By growing up, in this country, that enough is enough. We offer the best of ourselves, we offer love, and hope, and accept others. To live and let live. But we will not accept discrimination. We just will not.
Be warned, and I actually say this in love, we will not accept this kind of behavior. And God forbid it goes any further, but I know if this kind of rhetoric is not challenged, and people do not see the hypocrisy, by being a part of this kind of hate conversations.
There will be a fight. And thats all I can say. Careful with my own words. Because I know first as a Christian I am called to love. And forgive. But not all my people see it that way. For when people come to the point where push comes to shove it will be returned. I just know my culture. And my heritage as also a legal American. I know the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
And I know we would rather be United, so we all can stand. Because divided, we will fall as a nation. But America needs to see the problem, with love and compassion. And know the facts.
We have roots so deep in America, most of us, that you cannot lump everyone in this basket of hate. And tell them to leave this country, when their roots are deeper than those whose agenda is based on hate. With forefathers, who are a part of the land. And its history. With American Indian blood. As also a part of their genetic heritage.
We need to love one another. We need God, more then ever. America needs to repent, and find its way back to God.
Folks, and that just does not seem to be on anybodies agenda. We need order. We need our borders secure. We need common courtesy and respect, and acceptance of who we are in America. As we offer it to you as well, and your ethnic differences, that make your race great. What ever that race or ethnicity may be.
But we need to see the problem. Leaders have to have the mind of unity, and not division in this country. For all races, and all people. They need to speak it out in their speeches, to unite people instead of instigating a fight. Or with silence. With a solution, that does not require hate. Please see this, before this gets out of hand. We all have to see this. We all have to see our own behavior, and be accountable.
Truth of the matter is, whatever decision that is we are accountable to God. I pray, it is with compassion and love.
Thank you, Elena Ramirez
Dear Gente, my beautiful people who are created in the image of God. Our culture like any other want to live and let live. All people are created in the image of God but not all people feel that way at this time. All babies are gifts from God, in the heritage of our culture. This is why I will vote Republican. But I will not vote for racists or haters. Be strong in who you are. Be courageous. Let us be educated and particapators of the voting process. Our American Hispanic votes count. God bless you… Let us seek God in these times.
Querida Gente, mi gente bella que es creados a la imagen de Dios. Nuestra cultura como cualquier otra quiero vivir y dejar vivir. Todas las personas son creadas a la imagen de Dios, pero no todas las personas sienten de esa manera en este momento. Todos los bebés son regalos de Dios, en el patrimonio de nuestra cultura. Por esta razón voy a votar republicano. Pero no votaré por racistas o enemigos. Ser fuerte en quien eres. Ser valientes. Ser educado y proceso de particapators de la votación. Nuestra América hispana votos cuenta. Que dios te bendiga…
Debemos buscar a Dios en estos tiempos.
I want to be, extremely careful here. Because it could be perceived as judging someone. And strangely, many people know the scripture that says do not judge.
But the enemy, has twisted it, so much, that even non-believers will call you out on it, and say, you should not judge. But the meaning, and the other scriptures that talk about judging are thrown out the window. But this is what happens, when people do not obey God. Nor when they are not on the same page, of the Bible.
Yet we are called to judge righteously. We are called to warn one another.
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. John 7:24.
Nevertheless, if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul. Ezekiel 3:21
But, yes, I do want to be careful. Why? Because we all sin, and we all come short of the glory of God. We all do. None is righteous. And I know that for myself as well. This is also King James scriptural.
And I do want to be so careful, not to make people feel bad. But sometimes, when you know truth, and you share truth, from a King James Bible, it is a two-edged sword.
And I find, sadly, very, sadly, many Christians do not know their bible, because they use corrupted bibles. They use something that has been tampered with, and the anointing, and holiness is gone. So when you share scripture with them, even in the matter, of trying to make someone see, that these versions are corrupt, they get angry, and they get very defensive.
Yet, you are showing them scripture, as to what God says, that we are not to change, add, or delete scripture, and they argue with you. Here is one of many, but read from a King James. Revelation 22:18-19. Did you know you could lose your salvation?
Yet, they have no scripture to define the truth, because what?….You are going to argue with what God says? I find that so odd.
I have been told to do more research. But I do not need to challenge myself, to investigate more, when the truth is right there in my preserved King James Bible, that has been preserved for 400 years. And I see the discrepancies. In comparing different bibles to the King James. And I see very sadly, the deity of Christ is diminished, a little here, a little there…
That in itself gives proof, of the validity of this Bible. I obey, from that lump. Not from something that has been corrupted.
I have faith in it. I see the discrepancies. I will not believe lies. For God gives me discernment. Because I obey. But they that dispute this and defend other bible versions believe the lies, and are blinded.
Behold ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Jeremiah 7:8.
Now they say they are Christians. But again, we are not on the same page. And there are so many other different examples to relate to, but yet are we not brothers and sisters in Christ?
Are we not called to love one another? To show we are yoked with Christ?
So how do you treat someone like that? That says they are a Christian yet, they hate you? The answer is with love. Pray for them. And remember we are not to be yoked with darkness.
God will do the final judging. But we are not called to be yoked with unbelievers.
This is one reason, why people do not attend church. Because of hypocrisy, and because people do not always practice what they preach. Or what is preached to them. Or love is not evident. I do attribute a big sense of disobedience, because we are not all on the same page with God. It is so evident.
We are to be united, and divided we will fall. End times I believe are very close upon us. And there are scoffers….
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? II Peter 3:3-4 Read in its entirety King James.
Now look at this verse carefully below.
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. II Peter 3:7
God has separated His word, the King James for 400 years. Isn’t that enough time to prove the authenticity?
I myself, I cannot listen to leaders, or pastors, that do not use a King James. I rely on the sweet Holy Spirit, to be my guide.
I believe I am a seasoned Christian. In my walk with God, I have changed, I have grown, so I see many discrepancies. But it has come with a price. And I take the narrow path. Not the wide gate that the world does. That is King James scriptural. Where I walk alone, often. Yet I am not alone, for Christ is with me. But I do long, for sweet fellowship. With other believers. And especially those who understand my stance, concerning the Bibles we use.
It just makes me sad, because, I am reminded of scripture where there was war in heaven. And it talks about the angels, and how they fight. Can you just think about how grievious that is to God as well. Loyalty, and obedience are so important to God. Yet, these angels fought with each other. Those with God. And those that betray God, and align themselves with the devil. It is a tragic thing, to even think. But it is scriptural.
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil and satan, which deceiveth the whole world, he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12: 7-9.
Do you notice in this scripture it talks about how the enemy deceives. Well he deceives in taking a holy word, and corrupting it. By changing it. So the believer will be tapping into a word, that is part truth, part lie, because someone changed it. Where else would he get away with it, if believers do not obey God? And they do not use a King James. This will deceive the whole world.
Were they all friends at one time these angels? Even in the name of the Lord. Yes I believe so.
But as true believers, we can test and try a spirit. The spirit of deception is in the earth. So we are called to try a spirit. Here on earth.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets are gone out into the world. I John 4:1
How do I try them? By seeing what bible they use. I just think it is sad, that there are many brothers and sisters in Christ, and we don’t agree. And love is not evident. And what will Christ say, when we stand before HIM? I never knew you….this is also scriptural.
All I know, as I walk with Christ. I know, that my love walk must be evident, and I must pray for these souls, before it is too late. But I will not yoke myself with someone who scoffs at the truth of God. Or ignores even the warnings. I just cannot. The price of Christ giving His life for all of us was too great. And I cannot compromise that. I value my salvation, and I work it out with fear and trembling of God.
Wherefore my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Phillipians 2:12.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
WHERE NO COUNSEL IS, THE PEOPLE FALL, BUT IN THE MULTITUDE OF COUNSELORS THERE IS SAFETY. Proverbs 11:14
Sometimes, God gives us warnings, that we are headed in the wrong direction, and we could fall. And I think common sense, would tell us to heed those warnings, so you could avoid a fall. I want to counsel you here, so you can be safe. And perhaps avoid a fall, physically or spiritually. We are called to expose the darkness. And that’s what I am doing.
Falling, could be spiritually or physically, and even as I write this, I plead the blood of Jesus, for protection. You see, when you understand Gods principles, and you understand His truths, and ways, from His holy word, you want to avoid a fall. You don’t want the consequences, of a fall. You don’t want the hardship, the pain, the sorrow from a fall.
And yes, this can be a metaphor. As you look at this picture. But symbolically, when you look at this sign, you might be able to comprehend, and avoid a fall. And I believe God brought it to my attention as I was driving. In fact, this sign was in the neighborhood where my uncle used to live, after he died, and He had served God. So to me, it was a message, that I saw the urgency to share, to warn someone that a fall could be ahead.
This is why I am writing this. Because I believe, and know, Gods ways are not mocked. And you reap what you sow. So, looking at this, and understanding the principle of something, that goes against Gods word, one must know that this is one who could receive a curse, in that fall. And who wants that? No one.
There are many things, that can contribute to us falling. And really without knowledge of Gods word, one can be headed for a fall. God has taught me His word, throughout my life, and from my King James Bible, that I use, totally for its anointing and holiness, I will not trust another. This is one way, I avoid a fall.
Any other Bible to me is corrupted, as meanings change, the holiness, and anointing is gone. And with that said, I recommend using a King James. But now as the season is changing, and we are in the middle of October, I want to counsel you, and advise you to avoid the fall of Halloween.
Halloween is one of those holidays, where people, do not have the concept and understanding that it is evil. That it stems from hell. That it gives place to the devil. That it does not honor God. They think its o.k. to dress up, and they really don’t think they are giving place to the devil, or doing anything bad. But just in the association of this evil holiday, they are. And this can lead to more. I know, I used to dress up, and even as a kid trick or treated. For candy. But I am so glad, I learned that this is wrong, and I repented. I did not know it offended God, but it does.
Did you know we are told, in Gods holy word, that we cannot eat from the Lords table, and the table of devils?
BUT I SAY, THAT THE THINGS WHICH GENTILES SACRIFICE THEY SACRIFICE TO DEVILS, AND NOT TO GOD: AND I WOULD NOT THAT YE SHOULD HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH DEVILS. YE CANNOT DRINK THE CUP OF THE LORD, AND THE CUP OF DEVILS: YE CANNOT BE PARTAKERS OF THE LORDS TABLE, AND OF THE TABLE OF DEVILS. I Corinthians 10-20-21.
Have you taken Holy Communion with Christ? As He has told us to do it in remembrance of Him? Then if you have, you know, He calls us to holiness. He calls us to a more excellent way with Him. He says be Holy, for He is holy. This means you have eaten from the table of the Lord. He is the bread of life, and you don’t want mold on the spiritual food you eat.
So no, one cannot eat from the table of the Lord, and the table with the devil. So in remembrance of him, don’t eat that candy, nor your kids. Nor dress up, nor celebrate it.
In fact, I feel so strong about this in my spirit, I won’t even serve candy. I don’t want to address this holiday in any way. I won’t decorate my home, to celebrate it. Its evil to me. And the history of it shows this, and what is done on this day. No, I want no association with it. And I did repent for being naive.
See what you want to show God, is that you want your life to reflect honor to Him. That you want to be holy. That you want to please Him. If our hearts are not right to want to fear him, and please Him. Yes we can fall.
In fact, I would not even attend a church, that has that as an alternative. Because it is still promoting the holiday. It still promotes dressing up, and serving from the devils table. This is how we can avoid a fall.
And in so many areas of our life friends, we need to heed Gods word. Yes, it takes knowledge, of Gods Holy word. It takes understanding to know what offends God, so we do not do these things like pagans, or those that are lost. We have to seek God, we do reap what we sow, and you do not want to fall in these things. They bring curses. This is why I wrote my last e-book. (See information in photo for references)
Friend, its up to you. The choices are always yours. God is a gentleman, He does not make us do anything. But if we love Him, we choose His ways. We choose to try and make the attempt to live our lives, in the way, He intended. No the world, will not understand your choice, to do things His way. You may even get static from those who do not see the evil in this Holiday. But if you love God, you want to avoid a fall. You want to fear Him, and know the consequences of your choices can cause a fall.
Compromise, is disobedience in the sight of God.
This is just one example, but we always have to be so careful. And it really begins with repentance. For you see, we all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God, we can be deceived, but you don’t want that, so repenting, and being aware of what Gods word says can avoid a fall. This is just written, so maybe you can see it, and get on a path, that truly gives honor to Christ, for He is the way, the truth and the life. John 14:6.
Blessings, and praying my words will help you avoid a fall. More then anything the Holy words from Father, to instruct you. I am just the messenger, I am just wanting to help. But He is the one, who will hold you up. He is the one that will speak by the Holy spirit, and give you discernment.
And for the record, I plead the blood of Jesus, for myself, my family, and loved ones, and pray we avoid any falling ourselves. Spiritually or physically. To give glory to God. To bless God, so He can hold us up. And I really believe pleasing God, will hold me up, to avoid a fall. He is God….
He deserves obedience in this, even if it may seem like a small thing to do. He is so gracious, but He is not mocked. And someday, when we stand before Him, let it be said, by avoiding Halloween, the record shows you avoided a fall. I pray so…..
I just know, we all would want the blessings and not the curses. Obedience to God brings blessings. Disobedience brings curses.
So…That if we could avoid a fall, we would listen, I do pray you listen.
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. Proverbs 10:8.
Just my thoughts, Elena Ramirez
Pride will steal your blessings, and I need to write this.
There are so many Christians who are Christians, and believe in Gods word, but when an offence comes in, or a disagreement, what happens, is that pride takes over.
That is one thing, people do not understand, and when they do that, they open the door to the enemy. I have seen it time and time again, and I take it to heart, to know, because this is one thing, that offends God. He does not bless pride.
Why does it steal your blessings? One reason, because it stops love. It stops the flow of love, and God is love.
Whenever any of us, stop love, we stop God, from working in our lives. We are stopping the blessings, and we are stopping forgiveness, and being disobedient. It automatically brings the enemy into the situation legally. We are told to give no place to the enemy to submit to God, and then the enemy will flee.
But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:6-7.
These are principles, laws, and parameters God has placed in each one of our lives, and no matter how right you are, (I have learned this) that it turns into a stumbling block, that steals your blessings.
No one, would ever purposely, stop God from blessing them, who would be foolish to do that? But unknowingly, when you have pride, with anybody, you are doing that. And when you do that, you are using a worldly sense of dealing with something, instead of doing something the way of Gods Kingdom.
Its like a child, who gets mad at someone, and instead of letting the love flow, to be understanding, compassionate, instead one gets a stone wall, of intellectual reasoning. By being bratty, unresponsive, and snubbing someone. It shows. Those kind of tactics were done when we were kids, and you either grow, or you keep doing it like a child. Who has not learned how to deal with this, and see the way to get out of pride.
Lets look at that more so, because this is the way of the world, in some cases. Being realistically intellectual in reasoning with one another. Here as an example, you may be able to relate to this, but say someone tells you, that you have offended them. Or that something you did, deserves to be looked at, to understand.
They are sad, they are wounded, or they may even just be adamant to say, hey that is wrong. So what do you do? You give a reason, you explain maybe even calmly, or with a sarcastic attitude, thats the way it is, and thats why you did what you did.
Instead, of seeing that person, actually has a llegitimate point. And instead of you recognizing it, acknowledging it, you may either ignore that person (pride) or just cut them off. You have forgotten manners, good courtesy, of just even recognizing the problem.
Stop for a moment, and look that this person, has actually made a point, and for whatever reason, if it is other factors, they need you to see this problem. Don’t brush them off, don’t snub them, don’t ignore their thought….Let love in, and don’t let pride steal your blessings.
Now, I know every situation is different, but there is something to be said, about the way, we communicate, and the way, we either work it out with or without pride.
Having pride, will not acknowledge its wrong doing. It will not admit a fault, it will not go that extra step to make a wrong right. And this my friend, is what I am trying to get you to see. I am trying to extend grace to you, to see that when you are wrong….
Go to someone, tell them perhaps, you were wrong, in your evaluation, or in the method of handling something. What you are trying to do, is to continue the flow of love. (Bringing God into it) For when you do that, you are letting go of your pride.
You are letting go, of your right to be right, and even if you are right, you are saying. I love you, this does not mean just because we disagree, that we should be at odds with one another. You are not hiding the discretion, you are exposing it to love.
You see, if we saw how God works, and the enemy works, we would be able to stop problems, curses, and even sin. Love never fails. Pride will stop love, it will stop your blessings. Let go of that anger, to be right, or to have the right to be right. It does you no good. It needs to be brought to the obedience of Christ. So His love can continue.
See this my friends, is something to know for pride will really steal your blessings. And the enemy in his twisted sense of bringing confusion, will bring part truth in any matter, to look like a lie. Or to bring pride. Don’t be a part of pride. Forgive, communicate, and be gracious, in your communications.
We all need to work on this, because it is on-going. I hope this brought some perspective, so you can get on the right path, and in doing so learning a tool of diplomacy, with compassion, understanding, to stop pride.
Just my thoughts, with love, so hoping that we all can grow. So praying, that when differences come, even in my own life, I am praying, that I will not have pride. You see, I grew up, trying to reason sometimes, and when I saw pride in a loved one, and I was rejected, I knew what it was.
That is the worst feeling, to have, because of someones pride, and when life goes on, and it is not resolved, it brings a curse. Love could have healed that, but pride got in the way. Don’t let it get in the way of your life. Stop it, God can change it. The following link is one of my popular posts on pride, just click it, and praying it also helps you.
Blessings and love, Elena Ramirez