DON’T EVER LOSE HOPE ~ GOOD FRIDAY THOUGHTS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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DON’T EVER LOSE HOPE….

 
Good Friday…. Just think about it, when Christ died, I am sure, the disciples, were very sad, very despondent, and they lost hope. We can lose hope. I know, sometimes I do, as well, and even though, I know Christ is my Lord, and savior, I do get hopeless.
 
But, there is something within my spirit, by the Holy Spirit, that gives me hope, even knowing, the History. Knowing, He was resurrected. Knowing, right now, at this time, He went to hell, and got the Keys from hell, and cancelled the devils legal right to attack me.
 
Did you know that, during that time, this is when He got the keys to cancel the enemies plan….For you, and me? At this time….He went to hell and took back the right to steal our souls. By getting those keys. And then He was resurrected. He came back to life. It is documented, and then they knew, we all Knew. Only Christ can give us life…….
 
How precious our salvation is. How precious our hope is. Friends, be reminded, today, how beautiful our savior is, and what He did for us. Truly a gift from God. He gives us hope. And so much more, have a blessed Good Friday.
 
Its also my sons, birthday, and I thank God for the hope I see in him as well.
 
Let us hold onto our hope, for the joy, only Christ can give. Don’t let it go, don’t get hopeless. Rejoice, our savior, died, and was resurrected to give us life…..HALLELUJAH!!!!!
 
DO NOT EVER LOSE HOPE!
 
AND WHEN I SAW HIM, I FELL AT HIS FEET AS DEAD. AND HE LAID HIS RIGHT HAND UPON ME, SAYING UNTO ME, FEAR NOT: I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST: I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, AMEN; AND HAVE THE KEYS OF HELL AND OF DEATH. REVELATION 1:17-18. KJV.
 
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WHEN PRIDE REJECTS TRUTH AND WILL NOT ADMIT THE DISCREPANCIES IN THE BIBLE VERSIONS TO HOLD UP THE HOLY KING JAMES BIBLE ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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I know why I am writing this….  Because I am a little weary with people.  In the body of Christ, and with the heathen.  Those that do want to disobey God.  

Writing, has always been an outlet for me.  So I express it here.  But I do pursue truth.  So, when I see even brothers and sisters, being so discourteous, or responding in denial, yes I get a little sad.  

Is it pride?

My husband reminded me it is a preference, to use these corrupt bible versions.  But my thought is this.  It is spiritual food, but it is junk food.  Its like these bible versions are coated with sugar, to tickle the ears.  But they are not healthy for you.  Sooner or later, there will be consequences.  

A way for the enemy to deceive someone.  Sometimes, we have to tell each other what is good for us, even in warning them and what is not.  I know the difference.  

I have had so many people lately, actually attack my writings.  Or will be so rude, that even their silence, speaks volumes, as I try and communicate.  High profile ministries, won’t even give me the time of day.  And my thoughts are dismissed.  I could name names….but I won’t.  

I will still continue as long as God gives me time to do this, His work, concerning His word.  But, I wonder, when we all stand before God, what will He tell these people, who have been rude to me?  Will they be ashamed, when He tells them the truth?  

Humbled, I wonder what He will tell me as well.  But I pray, my actions do not reflect a rudeness, that I have been receiving.  Is this the cost for doing the Lords business?  Well, I gladly do it, knowing what Christ has done for me.  

I find myself, forgiving, and speaking it out loud, just so my spirit will know it.  Making sure, I am wearing the armor of God to quench the fiery darts of the enemy.  I do not want that poison in me.  But I do see the venom that is coming out of some.  

When pride rejects truth, what happens? I find myself contemplating this.  How does it hurt the body of Christ.  A person individually?  I see, how it can sadly, stop the plan of God.  Disobedience.

Because I know this truth about bible versions, being corrupt, and that the King James is holy. I know this is my calling.

Yet I see something blocking truth. To my brothers and sisters in Christ. Why? What is it that the enemy has done to believers, that they cannot see the discrepancies, and the truth in this matter? Why cannot they admit this truth I present?

Why? Is it because somewhere in their own hearts, they cannot admit, that they made a mistake, by using a corrupt bible, and cannot admit this?

Why cannot they go on shouting it out, to admit, there is truth in this which I bring to many?

Pride, always has been the downfall of many. That little sense of “self-dignity” one wants to hold onto no matter, what the outcome, so one cannot easily say. I was wrong.

How can we grow, unless we admit our failings? How can we grow, if we do not throw ourselves at the mercy of a Holy God, and say, Lord, I see your ways. Not my ways. I understand, your way is not the way of mine right now.

It just takes one act of courage to admit it in the sight of God, and man. Yet, pride holds one back. Even to repent. Or to say I am sorry to someone else.  Or to say, I see this as truth.  

I am trying to be courageous, I am trying to stand for that which is right. I am trying…..

The release is not evident, until one can do that. Pride holds one back for so much. Even in receiving blessings. It is like poison as well, when one cannot forgive, or release something because it is too difficult to release to God.

I see it, oh I wish I did not see it, yet I do, in so many. It is not judging, it is seeing what God says, in judging His truth righteously. It is rejected.  

I try with all my being, and with prayer, to reach someone, anyone, to see this. Not that I judge them. But I see the famine, in Holy word.

BEHOLD THE DAYS COME, SAITH THE LORD GOD, THAT I WILL SEND A FAMINE IN THE LAND, NOT A FAMINE OF BREAD, NOR A THIRST FOR WATER, BUT OF HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD. Amos 8:11.

I cry, because I see my brothers and sisters, reaching out for a word, and it is not a King James word, holy, sharing it, and they do not see the discrepancies. I cry, without pride, because I see the body of Christ is crippled, and the enemy, is rampant deceiving even in the word of God truth.

And there is either silence, or a contempt that is so rude, that it defies truth, that is presented.   Is that pride?

Its like I am trying to swim upstream to reach those coming down, that they do not have to go down, but they can reach a greater height, in Christ if they only took my words to heart. But then again, these are not my words, they are the words of the most high God.  They actually reject what He says.  I cannot even comprehend that.  There it is in the King James.  Do not add, or delete His word.  Do not change it….Revelation 22:18-19.  God hates it so much, that He warns salvation could be lost.  And yet people get mad at me for showing them the scripture.  It is truth! From the King James bible.  

I have just put them in an order, to explain, the heart of God in this. To explain it in my post. And other writings.

“THE REASONS WHY I AM SO ADAMANT TO DEFEND AND PROMOTE THE KING JAMES BIBLE”….(see link below)

Is it because it is from me? A woman? Or even greater, a hispanic woman? One without a doctorate in religion, or bible studies? How could that be? Isn’t truth… truth? No matter where it comes from?

And no and thats why I remind you that Gods truth is not mans truth.  

I am not playing the race card.  But many do.  Stereotypes, of people, is obviously been taught.  All you have to do is watch the news. 

I am reminded, God is not a respecter of persons. So we have to see, that, because Christ gave His life for all of us. Of all races, of all backgrounds.

FOR THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS WITH GOD. Romans 2:11.

God will use the foolishness of the world, to confound them.

Maybe this explains why someone will not listen to me.

BUT GOD HATH CHOSEN THE FOOLISH THINGS OF THE WORLD CONFOUND THE WISE; AND GOD HATH CHOSEN THE WEAK THINGS OF THE WORLD TO CONFOUND THE THINGS WHICH ARE MIGHTY. I Corinthians 1:27.

Oh I will be the first to admit, how foolish I have been in my lifetime. I had to, I had to release it, so I could go on, and grow. In the ways of my dear Lord Jesus. Who is by the way, the truth, and life. John 14:6.

I had to see the error of my ways. I had to admit, before God and the world, the many mistakes I made. I had too. I have lost so much even in a personal way, that has actually humbled me so much, because I am not confident in who I am, but who God is.

Thank you Lord, for that sense to write it like this. Why? Because people have not always been kind to me. In the world, and in the body of Christ. From those who have hurt me, coming from brothers and sisters in Christ.  These have been the worst wounds of sorrow, I have experienced.

But even now, today, I will learn to ignore negative comments.  I feel different.  Stronger, adamant, but not so weary. And my confidence is in God and not people.  Oh well…..

Oh there are a few who love me. But there are those who do not. But pride, no I don’t want that. Especially when it comes to knowing what God wants!

Let me rephrase that, what He commands us to do.

So, here I am writing this, somewhat frustrated today. Yet strangely at peace.  Because I have poured my heart out for others to see this truth. I have presented this to many in the body of Christ. Some with authority. Some who could make a difference. Yet careful. Because God has warned me not to give flattering titles.

FOR I KNOW NOT TO GIVE FLATTERING TITLES; IN SO DOING MY MAKER WOULD TAKE ME AWAY. Job 32:22.

Yet what about just walking in love? Or giving a courtesy to another brother and sister in Christ? So the body of Christ, can see among each other, this is what Christ has called us to do. To show we are His disciples.  Again, what will God say to those who have tried to hurt Gods people.  

For the glory of God, and to help someone. So they can grow. About what God says, but no, right now it is rejected. Silence. Well be it be what it is. I can only try and obey God.  

But I will say this as a warning.  People, need to see the way they treat the things of God, and Gods people.  Because God is not mocked.  Galatians 6:7 King James.  Food for thought, and a warning in love.  

If you are interested in reading this, maybe you can see it, and not have pride, and maybe tell someone else. Tell someone so they can grow. So they can obey God. So they can get answers, this post, is my most current post. I have written a few of them on this subject, but maybe this one will give you truth.

Please I ask, though, leave your pride at the door, so you can go in, to hear truth. You may view my thoughts on this at this link.

It could be a door to you growing.

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But I do want to close on an optimistic note.  One that has hope, in my brothers and sisters.  And to just acknowledge the support and love I do receive from some.  

For you see, I love seeing the wisdom of so many.  Who adore our Lord.  Who take His Holy word to heart.  Who see the discrepancies in other bibles, and use a holy King James word.  Who walk in love.  And are sometimes humble not prideful.  It takes a lot for a person to admit they are wrong.  

But I know God gives and blesses someone who does obey, and lets go of that pride. And just admits I was wrong…

I love seeing love in action.

ALL THE SAINTS SALUTE YOU.  II CORINTHIANS 13:13  

Blessings, and love, Elena 

Elena Ramirez

THE SABBATH OR SUNDAY A HOLY DAY TO OBSERVE


PLEASE NOTE UPDATE May 4th 2011:  It has been over a year since I wrote this.  But, approximately, two months ago, I have been observing the Sabbath.  Friday evening, to Saturday evening. To honor God.  To be closer to Him.  To do it His way.  He says the Sabbath.  I turn off the computer, turn off the phone, and try to refrain, from doing things, that will keep me from Him.  I so feel closer to Him.  I cannot explain it.  But there is a sense, of pleasing Him.  A greater expectation of who HE is.  Such sweet love, and goodness, and knowing, He is able, in all things.  I am in awe.  May God guide you….as you read.  Blessings.  

The Sabbath, or Sunday is a Holy day, that we should observe.  According to God, His word says the Sabbath.

Its Monday morning, and the Lord, woke me up early to write today.  And out of -no-where, the subject came to my mind, and heart, to write about the Sabbath.  So, obedient, to my Lord, I will write.  No, ifs, no buts, I will just be obedient.  To His Holy Spirit.

To be honest with you, I cannot recall, ever hearing a sermon on the Sabbath.  But its in Gods word.  We always have to consider Gods word, even if people do not teach it.  Or share it from the pulpit.  We as Christians have a responsibility, to open up our Bibles.  And know Gods truth.  So, because I know God wants me to share it with you.  I want you to keep your heart open.

Now, I do pray, He gives me revelation.  But the first question, I ask.  Is it Saturday, or is it Sunday? My Bible, with its, Biblical terms, says this about the Sabbath.

THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE JEWISH WEEK  ( FROM SUNDOWN ON FRIDAY TO SUNDOWN ON SATURDAY, A HOLY DAY ON WHICH NO WORK WAS PERMITTED)

As I write this, and I do a little research, all I know, first and foremost, is that the Sabbath is important to God.  Very important.  Theres a lot of mention of it, in the Holy Bible.

Our culture, even as I do research, in some ways, is nonchalant, on this subject.  And I am thinking to myself. They do not know God. This is an important day to God.  For God worked six days, and on the seventh day, he rested.  The six days, of creating life, creating the earth.   In Genesis Chapter 1, it talks about all the work God did.  But in Genesis 2:2, And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:  because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.  

In Exodus 20:8-11 it again, mentions the Sabbath.  Remember, the Sabbath to keep it holy.

So how do we keep the Sabbath Holy?  Isaiah 58:13  If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing any pleasure on MY Holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honorable, and shall honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:  Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord, and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob, thy father:  for the mouth of the Lord, hath spoken it.

Now as Christians, we do not always observe, Jewish holidays.  And it is not my place, to live by the law, or to try to enforce it for that matter, since, the grace of Jesus Christ was extended to all of us. Christ told us he did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.

But again, I cannot help and see, how important it is to God.  I don’t know your schedule.  I don’t know when you work.  But what I feel a prompting to say, is that time, needs to be taken to spend with God.  One day out of the week.  For me, it is everyday, every moment that I breathe.  Yet, I cannot deny and see, that God is saying….Spend a day with me.  Rest.  Let me bless you….

Whether it is Sunday, or whether it is the Sabbath.  I cannot judge.  Or tell any one, you must do this….or whatever.  But what I do see…is that, the word of God says the….SABBATH.

More and more, society, gets away from the things of God.  Traditions, rituals, his word…..I don’t want to make this about religion.  But again, about relationship with God.  If Sunday, is your day of rest.  Then time, should be set aside, to seek God. To read your Bible, to make an effort, to honor God.  To pray….

But Saturday, is the Sabbath, it is the day, God called.  He did not make a mistake.  And it just makes me want to honor it.  

I just sense this in my heart.  Especially, because Sunday, is the day, that we usually attend church.  Now this last Sunday, we did not go to church, for personal reasons. But usually we do.  Going to church, going to worship God, is so important to me, and my husband, and son.  We need fellowship with other believers, and we need to hear a good word from God.  And so, even though, we did not go to church this last Sunday.   I did watch a Christian live feed, of a church service. 

And as I write this, this is not so much, as to whether or not you go to church, you should go….But what I want to reflect this more to be is seeing Gods heart.  To want to spend time with him….on whatever day, you feel led from God.  Besides going to church.

And as I do, reflect on this, I just kept thinking, how on Sunday, there are so many sports shows, and Sunday, is known to be a time, when people go to sports events etc.

I just feel in my heart, that its not that God, does not want you to have fun.  But He wants us to honor him. He wants us to seek him.  He wants us to obey him.  He wants us to know, how important time is with him.  A refreshing.  A time, to reflect on his goodness, his love, his creation.  What does it say to him….when we don’t take that time to honor him?  Or the priority is a game, or a family outing whatever, but we don’t take time for him.  There is a lot to address here, going to church, reading your Bible, seeking just him.  In this day, would bring significance, not only to God, but to ourselves individually.  

But the Sabbath….It would be a discipline, but one, that would be good for the soul, one that would honor God.  Do you see, what I am trying to say?

I guess, I am trying to express, in my heart, that I sense, his sadness, that we do not honor Father.  My Lord, and God.  Your Lord and God.  The creator of heaven and earth.  The giver of life.

When we do not honor a day of spending time with just him.  Whether it is the Sabbath, Saturday, or Sunday.  Taking time, to rest, like he did.  But, taking time, to honor him, and love him.  From maybe sacrificing things you would normally do on Sunday, or the Sabbath.  Just for him.  Just because you really do love him.   I mean think about it…..  When you love someone, truly love someone, don’t you want to please him?

He has made it so clear in his Holy word, how much He loves us.  That He sent his son to die for our sins.  The least we can do, is try to live a life worthy, of his sacrifice.  A good life, a clean life, a holy life.  Not choosing our ways, but his ways…I guess, what I am really trying to do here, in “Just My Thoughts” is inspire you to think about it as well.

To think about what pleases God.  To think about how obedience, is better than sacrifice.  To think about, your own life.  We all have room to grow, myself included.  We all have choices, as well.  He is so good to us.  I just want to be in a position, where I please him.  I am so grateful.  And I write this, not to condemn anyone, or to pass judgment, but to see, that I know, from his word.  That He wants us to keep the Sabbath Holy, a day to observe, the work He did for us.  By refraining, from doing work on a Holy day.  By keeping it holy.  By not polluting it, or choosing our ways.

Its clear.  All you have to do is really read His word, and you get a sense, of how important it is to God. If it is important to him.  I want it to be important to me.  All I know, as I grow, and mature, in Christ, and as I get older.  Things that I once thought were important, they are not.  Because the perspective, is from the world.

I seek the Kingdom, of God, and His righteousness.  And all things are added to me.  To be a better person, to change, to grow…..As I close, these are only my thoughts.  But, I so want to inspire people, to know our Lord.  How great He is.  And if setting a day aside.  Is his will, then I want to do it for him.  Because I love him.

To be honest with you, even as I close this.  I see, how both days, Saturday and Sunday, the sabbath is important to God.  The weekend.  It should be holy unto God.  And to get more specific.  The whole week should be holy and dedicated to God.  No matter what.  It should be.  I pray it will be to honor my Father, and Lord.

But let us think about the Sabbath.  It is a choice, that he made a commandment.

Just my Thoughts, with Love,

Elena Ramirez

Exodus 32:13  Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying Verily My sabbaths Ye shall keep:  for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.

A Prayer of Honor….

My Father, who I adore, and love, I thank you for bringing this to my attention, to write.  I know this is on your heart, because it just came to me, out of no-where.  No real reason, but your reason.  And that makes all the difference to me.  Lord, it is not my place to enforce law, or to make people feel uncomfortable, by judging them, or to act like I am better than others.  Because I am not.  And you are not a respecter of persons.  And the devil, we know, is the accuser of the brethern.  I don’t accuse anyone.  Especially when I see my own faults, my own errors.  But I see by your word, how important the Sabbath is to you.  I do not want to go against your word.  Even as I express “Just My Thoughts” but I do pray for the mind of Christ, and the grace, to do your will.  Thank you for bringing it to my attention.  I pray to honor you in this way.  And this day….In Jesus name.  Amen

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