REPENTANCE IS THE GREATEST WEAPON AGAINST THE ENEMY……By Elena Ramirez
I truly believe, that REPENTANCE is one of the greatest gifts God gives us. A tool, to not neglect. It is the greatest weapon against the enemy. It cleans the slate. It makes us humble. It stops the penalty of sin, that the enemy uses against us, to have a legal right to attack us.
And its all because of what Christ did on the cross for us. Don’t forget about this gift. Don’t neglect what Christ did on the cross, and yes, even after you accepted Christ as Lord and savior.
Repentance, will ensure your Salvation. I believe in it daily. Like an apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Repentance, will keep your Salvation in tact. We all sin, folks, we all come short of the glory of God. Thats King James scriptural.
The blood of Jesus, will not cover you, if you sin. You will have to start all over. Sin, will separate you from God. So repent.
The enemy always looks for a way to deceive us. But again, the fear of God will bring us to repent. To stay right in the sight of Christ.
Please remember Repentance, when you pray:
NOW I REJOICE, NOT THAT YE WERE MADE SORRY, BUT THAT YE SORROWED TO REPENTANCE: FOR YE WERE MADE SORRY AFTER A GODLY MANNER, THAT YE MIGHT RECEIVE DAMAGE BY US IN NOTHING.
FOR GODLY SORROW WORKETH REPENTANCE TO SALVATION, NOT TO BE REPENTED OF: BUT THE SORROW OF THE WORLD WORKETH DEATH.
FOR BEHOLD THIS SELFSAME THING, THAT YE SORROWED AFTER A GODLY SORT, WHAT CAREFULNESS IT WROUGHT IN YOU, YEA, WHAT CLEARING OF YOURSELVES, YEA, WHAT INDIGNATION, YEA, WHAT FEAR, YEA, WHAT VEHEMENT DESIRE, YEA, WHAT ZEAL, YEA, WHAT REVENGE! IN ALL THINGS YE HAVE APPROVED YOURSELVES TO BE CLEAR IN THIS MATTER.
II CORINTHIANS 7:9-11 KJV.
Blessings, and love,
ONCE SAVED NOT ALWAYS SAVED….BY ELENA RAMIREZ
AND THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, WHOSOEVER HATH SINNED AGAINST ME, HIM WILL I BLOT OUT OF MY BOOK. EXODUS 32:33. KJV
WHEN THE RIGHTEOUS TURNETH FROM HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND COMMITETH INIQUITY, HE SHALL EVEN DIE THEREBY. EZEKIEL 33:18 KJV
The logic of these two above scriptures, tells me, whoever sins, without repentance, that God will blot someone out of the Lambs book of life.
The second verse says, very specifically, a person who has received salvation, but turns from the righteousness of Christ, and sins, he will die, without, salvation.
The thought behind that is, with Christ, we will have life eternally. But if someone “turns” from the righteousness, as it states here, and sins, they will die. They will lose their salvation. They will not have life eternally with Christ. This is why repentance is so important.
Now this last verse, I share comes from Revelation 22:18-19, and yes, it talks about those who change the KJV word. But it impresses on me very clearly, those who do change it, add to it, will lose their part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city. Thereby losing their salvation. Changing it, in any shape or form, is taking the words away from the prophecy…..
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 THE 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. REVELATION 22:18-19. KJV
Salvation is a contract. Christ did His part, God did His part. But we have our part. If we break the contract, it is our fault. Not Gods, not Christ but ours. We have broken the covenant, of life eternal with Christ. We have broken the contract of salvation, if we sin, without repenting. We will lose our salvation. We will make that contract, null and void.
Salvation is not saved once, and always saved, if someone breaks the covenant. By unrepented sin. REPENT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE, IS WHAT I RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WHO HAS SINNED. FOR WE KNOW NOT WHEN WE WILL LEAVE THIS EARTH. I WOULD GO SO FAR TO SAY, REPENT DAILY. FOR THE SINS, OF EVEN OUR THOUGHTS…..
WHEN I SHALL SAY TO THE RIGHTEOUS, THAT HE SHALL SURELY LIVE, IF HE TRUST TO HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND COMMIT INIQUITY, ALL HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERD; BUT FOR HIS INIQUITY THAT HE HATH COMMITED, HE SHALL DIE FOR IT. EZEKIEL 33:13. KJV.
And I will just say this lastly. The devil himself, lost salvation. He was in the Kingdom of God, he was an angel. And he was jealous of God. God kicked him out of heaven because of it. He lost it, and so he would want someone to lose it as well. The devil, would want all of us to think Salvation is sound, and to sin, without repenting. And that is my whole point, that repentance is needed to secure it.
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.
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,
Be careful little eyes what you see. A childs Christian song, but a warning for all of us.
As a servant of the most high God, I realize there are things I have to be careful about, in what I share, write, and yes, give as food for thought.
Yes there is freedom of speech, here in America, and any good citizen would defend your right to say it.
But does it need to be said? Does it need to be shared, or spoken? What is the motive? When you send something? And we really do need to ALL look at this…
I do not want to be a hypocrite, because I have made mistakes, when I have hit that “enter” button. Is the motive to be a “shock value?”
Because to be honest there are a lot of things that are on the internet, and yes they shock. But what can I do as a good citizen and yes, as a servant of God?
I get flustered, when I see the news media not using discretion, and sharing something, that has no real value, but they don’t always see the need to be an example, or to be professional and use some common sense, because people see this crap, and they take it and use it. Hollywood does the same thing. So what can you and I do?
Protect your young ones, yourself, and others, by what you share and what you allow!
I guess some questions to ask yourself, when you are going to share something, is what purpose, will this serve? Am I serving God or the devil?
There are some things here, that are so vile, and evil, and I realize because sometimes, I have seen them, that they can leave an impression, and not a good one.
So, I cannot speak for anybody else, but I do not want to give anything here, that could plant a seed for evil. Even to use as an example of rebuking, or denouncing, because of what the visual can do, is so much more worse damaging. I hope this makes sense, because I cannot speak for anybody else, but I realize what we put into our systems, can affect us.
This is why I am careful, what I watch on television, movies, books I read etc. The enemy is tricky, and you may think you can handle it, but if that seed has been planted, and you know how to do it, it could come to fruit.
And I guess, I am thinking about how God wanted to protect us as well….
He did not want Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of good and evil. Because He knew the knowledge of evil could be planted in their hearts. He does not want us to know how to do evil. This is sin.
When someone goes to these “HOW TO” video sites, to research something, they are looking to learn something. It is bad enough many have the motive to want to cause havoc, and evil, but what about you, the average person, who may not even know the implications, of evil, but you are sharing it? Whose your audience? Is another question to ask.
Have you not noticed, on the news when a terrible crime was done, they retrieve someones computer, to see what did they research and look for?
Just like that computer that knows, what someone searched for God knows as well.
When we see things here, that show evil, we are being used by the enemy. If we share it. I just want to express, that we need to be careful, we need to have a filter, to protect each other as well, from the enemy.
No condemnation, no judging, I am just speaking my heart, that we have this responsibility. As children of God, as servants of the King.
And maybe you do not know God, nor understand the implications, but we will be judged. By God Himself. The fear of God is to depart from evil, not share it. This is understanding. Paraphrasing scripture of Proverbs 3:7 BE NOT WISE IN THINE OWN EYES; FEAR THE LORD, AND DEPART FROM EVIL.
And if anything, we are called to love one another, as we love God.
We need to think about this, and be cautious. Because the truth of the matter if we cannot do it for ourselves, how can we do it in the work we do for God? We are called to think good thoughts, and to be careful.
FOR IF A MAN KNOW NOT HOW TO RULE HIS OWN HOUSE, HOW SHALL HE TAKE CARE OF THE CHURCH OF GOD? I TIMOTHY 3:5.
FINALLY BRETHREN, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE TRUE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE HONEST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE JUST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE PURE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE LOVELY, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE OF A GOOD REPORT, IF THERE BE ANY VIRTUE, AND IF THERE BE ANY PRAISE, THINK ON THESE THINGS. Phillipians 4:8.
Just my thoughts today, I am not your judge, but maybe this could give you some thought to your own thoughts, and what you share.
In Christ, and His love, Elena Ramirez
Love….I sense in my spirit, that the Lord is longing to draw us closer to His throne. To have a sweeter, and deeper relationship with Him. To know Him, to see His power, and His glory revealed. To have more of a personal relationship with Him. To know true love.
There is a void, that we all have, if we are not close to Him. If we deny Him, or if we do not work at this relationship of love. For you see, it is a relationship.
It is not one-sided. He has done His part, in so many ways, by revealing to us, a savior, and that is Jesus Christ.
God is a King, the King of Kings, and a King, does not have to do things according to what people expect, but we are to do things according to what He expects.
Merciful, and kind, loving, He reveals Himself to us in a sunrise, a sunset, a bird, a flower, a healing, an after thought, a miracle….
Yet, I believe He is ready to step out and do more, and reveal more. If we only believe. If we only obey. If we only take what He has given to us, and we honor it. We hold it as precious. We do not abuse, this gift called grace. For we know it came at such a great price of our Lord Jesus.
Hungry, and thirsty for our savior, will cause us to be fed, and to fill that void in our life. Searching even “how” to love Him. Even through the good times. Sometimes, the bad times, the times, where it seems He does not answer you, makes you realize, who He is. It makes you realize, how important it is to get it right according to His standards.
You know the scripture says, we reap what we sow. So you see, what you have done, in the past, to even get you to where you are now.
Nothing fills that void, like being near Him. Nothing fills that void, if you have done something that will cause His holy spirit to be grieved. But love, love will keep you. Love will remind you, by the Holy spirit, not to grieve Him.
He says be Holy, for He is holy. How can we, when we let other things get in the way of our relationship? How can we, if we choose not to obey? If we choose the ways of the world?
There is no way. Only Christ is that way, the truth, and life. If we would only see, with our spiritual eyes, and heart, how precious our Lords love is.
This is not about religion! Please, no matter what you have been taught, please know, God is real. But He does have His ways, His expectations. His standard…..His love….
We are on the vine with Christ. But, we cannot not bear fruit for Him. We cannot withhold love, or withhold praise to Him. We have to constantly be in a place, where we are loving Him, seeking Him, being obedient to Him, serving Him, serving others, walking in love.
Growing! Not complacent, not passive, not quiet, not burying our talents in the ground, and not watering them so they can grow.
No we have to constantly be in a place, where we are yes hungry and for Him, for the King. Being an expression of love.
Dear one, I just know, that we must seek God, we must let Him fill that void in our life. Life is not life without Christ.
If you are not sure, how to find Christ, just call on Him, do some soul searching, some searching of King James scripture, and look for the holiness, and the authenticity of a real relationship, based on love. I pray you find it.
I pray I do too. I never want to lose this sense, of giving Him praise and glory. I never want to lose this great love I have for Him. But I have to do my part. I have to nurture this love. With Him, with others, and I cannot let other priorities, or success, or even failure, get in the way of that.
Finding my balance, finding my place, to always be near Him to fill that void, is my responsibility. And I take it to heart. I take it to understand, this thing of being fulfilled in life requires my part, and I know, nothing else can take the place of my Lord.
Nothing, so I guard my heart, with all that I can, to please Him. I felt led to share this today,
I pray you are inspired as well. May you see, how important it is to let Christ fill that void in your life.
Blessings, and love, Today is Valentines Day. (2014) Lots to do, but love has to be the priority. Even as I write this. I pray, you sense, and know how much God loves you, and you sense and know how much you love God. Love never fails…
It may just begin, by repenting, and accepting Christ as your Lord and savior. Even if you have done that before, but you sinned, clean the slate. Love….
Just my Thoughts, Elena Ramirez
For in Jesus Christ neither circumicision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision but faith which worketh by love. Galatians 5:6
As the year ends, of 2012, I want to declare who I am in Christ.
My relationship with Christ, is based on Gods love. And in fear of God. It is not religion. It is applied, in faith. My faith, comes from Gods word, the King James Bible. For it is Gods true word. It has been preserved for 400 years.
Religion, is rules and regulations, made by men, and organizations. My relationship with Christ is not based on rules, and traditions by men and organizations.
It is not based on any other Bible, then the King James Bible. For other versions, and men, publishers, have taken Gods word, and changed the text, they have changed the content. The meaning. Gods word, says, do not add or change it. This is a reminder of a curse.
I do not judge any one in this, but this is who I am in Christ, and I know who I am in Christ. But more then anything, I know the power of God, by His pure word.
I will not argue, or debate this with anyone. It is not meant to condemn, but I speak this truth from my heart. For it is who I am in Christ.
But I do pray, even by my understanding, and what I share, people would seek Gods true voice. But that is between you and God. Not me.
I tell you this in Gods love. This is my declaration, and I declare it, mindful, and heartful because of Christs sacrifice for me on the cross.
I tell you this in Gods love. For love, must be the main motivation, in all I do. For God is love.
Beloved let us love one another: For love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. I John 4:7
Just my Thoughts, Elena Ramirez
Father, I share who I am in Christ, for your glory. May you be glorified, in who I am, now, and in the New Year. And always. In Jesus name. Amen.
FOR IT 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. Revelation 22:18-19. +