NOTE TO SELF:
Concentrate on the love. Not the differences. Love a brother and a sister in Christ. Avoid, spats, minor, differences of opinion. Pray for others, whether right or wrong, we are called to love one another. Not just by word, but by spirit, and truth, as we worship our Lord. He sees. He knows.
Forgive, some things are not even worth pondering on. Yes, keep your dignity, in Christ, but as you sometimes shake the dust off, keep walking in love….Love never, ever fails.
Love is what Christ said we would be known by. Whether a baby Christian, or a seasoned Christian, does not agree. We are supposed to be on the same side. Love fears God. I do…..
Signed, In Christ, and His 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.
I have been thinking about hope lately. It makes you want to live for that happiness, you get from that thing. So I just keep adding on to the list, of the things I still hope for…..
Hope is a wonderful thing. It encourages you, it inspires you, it motivates you, to even get up, and just live your life. Without hope, life can be hard. It can be very discouraging, to even try.
When I first started in my ministry, and I began writing. I began writing Prayers of Hope. Or a Message of Hope. I just wanted to inspire someone, because I know God. And so I would write poems, and different messages, with a prayer, but always with the foundation of scripture to give that true hope. Because to be honest, Gods word, always has given me hope. These are seeds I have planted.
I have always hoped in God. And as I continue even writing here, I pray you have hope. And more then anything in God.
I have hoped to fulfill many things in my life, and I find even at this place in my life. I have had hope in doing things, but they did not always bear fruit.
When I was a young woman, I loved to sing. And in fact, I pursued that for a while. I even made a 45 record, with my own money, and hired my friends who were musicians, and a recording studio to make the tape. Then I paid for the records to be manufactured. I have quite a few left. But, I had pursued this because I wanted a dream to come true, I had “hope” in it.
Well, long story short, that never worked out. And to be honest, I did not like the lifestyle of being in bars, to be heard. So there went that hope. No one discovered me, and no one cared, if I sang or not. So I gave up my hope.
For many years, I worked in the business corporate world. I learned computers, I learned business, and it gave me an opportunity, to develop skills. Skills I later applied to my writing, and learning of computers. But I never had hope in working in the corporate world.
When I got married, I worked for a while. But it was such a hardship, on our son, who needed me, to take care of him. So I quit working. No one can take better care of your child then you. But I still had hope.
It has been tough, I have not worked for over 26 years about. But I began pursuing my writing for the Lord. I felt, like it was my calling. To bring truth, to inspire others, with Gods word, to have hope. In writing. In being an author. But an author, who has not seen a profit.
Sometimes, when I look back, I see the progress in my own life. How I have grown in Gods word, how it ministers to me, and it gives me hope. In many ways, nothing has changed. I have written two books, in paper, as books to hold, and one electronically. But no one has seen my potential. No one, has tried to help me. No one has used their knowledge, to help me. So my hope in people has dwindled, in many ways.
I still have hope that God will open a door for me, but if he does not, I just try to be grateful for what I have. And I believe I have a lot.
Family is so important. Love, unity, and just understanding of who God is, always gives me hope.
Not everybody, understands my mission, or my desire, and for those that do, I so appreciate any kind of help, or referrals I get in my ministry.
But as I conclude here, I just want you to see, and be careful that if you need hope, you can find it in God. Be careful, of people who may even be well intending people, but who may not see your vision, or see your hope in accomplishing something.
They can steal that from you….. Don’t let them! Don’t let the devil interfere with your hope. When people steal others hopes, by discouraging someone, the devil is in that.
Sometimes, all a person has, is hope. Hope to do something great, or hope to build something, or accomplish a task. And when people do not support one another, it is sad, that it makes one feel worthless.
I have fought those feelings, and stayed on course, but my hope is in God not in people.
I have always tried to instill that in my son. To have hope. To see his potential. To be careful not to dash his hopes and dreams. To remind him, he can do anything through Christ. You see, I did not have that growing up, that encouragement. But I try to give it to my son. Even now.
So, I want to emphasize to you how important it is to have hope. And to hold onto that dream. To go for it, even if you feel old. Even if you have no money. Even if doors do not open. Even if everyone says, it won’t happen. I think of the Man of La Mancha, his story so inspired me. To dream the impossible dream……
Sometimes, my hopes and dreams help me live. As I live for God. I pray, my dreams still come true. They may or may not. But I will not let go of dreaming, that some day, I will be a success in the sight of God and others. That my hard work, paid off, maybe I will see it on earth, but I pray I see it in heaven.
But I will not let anyone steal my hope. I hold onto it with all my might. And draw strength from God in prayer, in His holy promises. In my own ability and gift and callings. I hold onto my hopes. There are so many. I pray they bear fruit. To give God glory. As long as God gives me breath, I will hope in the Lord.
Here is a key, of hope, I share with you. I wrote it a few days ago. But when I did, I felt Gods sweet inspiration, and that just did something to my own hope.
The key to hope? Inspiration.
Give it, and receive it, you see the beauty of it. It will stimulate you, prompt you, motivate you, and give you a desire.
If that desire is to give God glory, you have also inspired God.
AND NOW LORD, WHAT WAIT I FOR? MY HOPE IS IN THEE….
This link has some of my very old poems and will lead you to two pages, I have here on the internet. If interested in seeing my early writings….
Blessings, and love,
People want true love. And God wants them to have faith and yes true love.
I can show you how to have both. I give very clear instructions in my book.
What “proof” do you have that any of these secret principles work?
That you write about in your book? HOW TO HAVE FAITH MY SECRET PRINCIPLES OF FAITH WITH A TRUE AND LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
I felt that question over, and over again….
And this is my answer.
This morning the Lord spoke to my heart, and I could sense, in my heart, that people need proof. He spoke to my heart, and told me, not everybody believes. If it was that easy, every one would believe. Sometimes you do have to prove it to people.
I am trying to get people to see, these secret principles that work for me, but faith, is very personal, and sometimes very private. I want people to see who I was before Christ, but also who I am now. And God has made all the difference. I give Him glory. With praise, and honor with great thankfulness. I am very grateful for every blessing God has given me. He has proven Himself to me, with love. I don’t doubt who He is, or what He can do, any more. All things are possible with God.
FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE. LUKE 1:37. King James version.
The whole book is proof because I know. This is why I write about these principles. That I call “secret principles.”
But if you are looking for “fruit” as proof. My marriage, to my husband is evident. I have true love.
I have a marriage, that God has blessed. And there is a reason, why it is blessed. I give instruction, and yes definite reasons why in my book. And I will be honest, if everybody did this, it would make it a lot easier. It would be something that could be handed from one generation to the next. It would be the missing link. I know this “secret.”
You see, I understand, how it feels to be lonely, broken, and lost. For many years, I thought, I missed the boat, plane, and train to true love. I thought I was doomed to not find true love. I walked alone for many, many years. Yes, I prayed for a mate. And God brought my husband, but what we did and did not do, has brought an everlasting love to our marriage.
I call it a Faith Secret principle to true love. It is not something, to be honest, I wanted to write about. But God instructed me to write about it. And I did, and this is the proof, I have. I have been married for over 25 years, and very happily. And I do attest this secret, to our success. In fact I know it. This is the proof.
I want you to grow in who you are, in Christ, and yes, I do emphasize these principles, but if you are looking for true love, yes, I have the proof in my book, and I share it. It is chapter 26. THE SECRET PRINCIPLE OF MY FAITH TO TRUE LOVE.
Yes the proof is also who I am in Christ, and how I have changed, but that may not mean anything to you. Because you cannot see beyond your own loneliness, and loss of having someone to share life with. And I understand that. I was there, alone, broken and very lonely. I know the difference.
If you are lonely, and broken, and you have given up hope, about finding true love, I want to encourage you. Or if you are in a relationship, that needs to be fixed, this remedy can work as well.
This can change. And yes, if you follow my instructions in this, that is in my book. I know you will find success and happiness in your relationship. And yes true love. This proof may be what you need, for your own life to change. For you and your love interest. Yes it is my secret to true love, and it is proof to me, God has principles. And I obeyed.
Living happily ever after….
Thanks and blessings…to God almighty, Lord I am so grateful, and for my salvation too. How great you are.
I also want to thank all who have taken time out of their day to read this. May God show you His love. I pray for others. To know Jesus, to know His love. To know true love, because it is obtainable, and to yes, have faith.
Elena Ramirez ~ Christian Author
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Motives, about faith. Is it because you want something from God? Or is it because you want to be in His presence?
I wonder how insulting that is to God, by some of these teachings, that one seeks God for what they want, or need.
Yet, if we did seek Him, for who He is, how much greater our faith would be, in honor of Him. Because of who He is, because He is the creator of heaven and earth. Because nothing is impossible with Him.
But to only go to God, just when you need something, or want something, is like saying, God you are an ATM machine.
Oh folks, we need to see this is wrong, we need to seek God, for who He is, and love Him, like the children that we are, and like He is the King that He is, Almighty, and powerful.
BUT HE BEING FULL OF COMPASSION, FORGAVE THEIR INIQUITY, AND DESTROYED THEM NOT, YEA MANY A TIME TURN HE HIS ANGER AWAY, AND DID NOT STIR UP ALL HIS WRATH. FOR HE REMEMBERED THAT THEY WERE BUT FLESH A WIND THAT PASSETH AWAY AND COMETH NOT AGAIN. HOW OFT DID THEY PROVOKE HIM IN THE WILDERNESS, AND GRIEVE HIM IN THE DESERT. YEA THEY TURNED BACK AND TEMPTED GOD, AND LIMITED THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL. THEY REMEMBERED NOT HIS HAND, NOR THE DAY WHEN HE DELIVERED THEM FROM THE ENEMY. PSALM 78:-38-42
There is none like my God, and I would even go so far, to try and convict you in this, because the fear of God, is the beginning of wisdom. He holds our souls in our hands. Lets stop, and see, and not take our Lord for granted. Nor His sacrifice on the cross.
We cannot, frustrate the grace, God has given us, but we learn who He is, by His Holy word, His commandments, His truth. Even by the word, we read, and yes, I recommend the King James Bible, for this reason as well. Nothing, missing, nothing broken.
We want to be people, that are made complete in love, because of what Christ did on the cross for each one of us. And I hope if anything this stirs up your remembrance of His sacrifice, His love, His obedience. He did this, for us, because He loves us. So we have to see this. And seek Him, for who He is.
Not because of what we get from God.
Just my thoughts, Elena Ramirez
A Prayer of Hope….
Father, help us, help your people. Lord, there are so many mixed messages out there, even from other Christian brothers and sisters, and Lord, what do you see? Yes, we need your help. But we need you more then anything. Your truth, your ways, your characteristics, that change us. Lord please just do a new thing, and reveal yourself, and correct us, in Love. Have mercy, have your way, because of who you are. Because your Love, never fails. In Jesus name. Amen
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God knows you better then you know yourself! After all He created you. He knows your heart, your desires, your wants, your sins, you faults, flaws etc..He knows everything about you. The wonderful thing is, when you know Christ, and what He stands for, what He did for you, and me, and you have given him your heart, you begin to see yourself differently. Because He lives and reigns in your heart. You know Christ.
If you have not given him your heart, and you have not renewed your mind, well you may still have that “stinking thinking.”
This is a photograph that I took recently at my Fathers grave. The rose, we bought from a vendor, on the street, and I placed it at my Fathers grave. Memorial Day. And as I looked further, it almost seems like their is a tear on the rose. I did cry that day, for all the times, I did not have my father. He and mom, were divorced, when I was a young child. So I do grieve, for the loss.
Anyway, my Father though, did have a part in my life, that I will always honor, and cherish. For you see, I was not to be born. According to doctors, they told my mother, she could not have children. Well to make a long story short, dad prayed for my life, he prayed to God, for me to be born. And here I am….So God does know better. He knows everything about me… And yet as I see myself, in Christ, there are times, when I must come to God, and say….
Father….CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART, OH GOD, AND RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT WITHIN ME. Psalms 51:10.
Its like a tune up. You just know, things aren’t running right in your heart, your faith may be down, your attitude may be judgmental, and you know in your heart of hearts, maybe theirs sin….But you need God to make it right, within you. So you can think better, feel better, and see results.
You may not see that old serpent, but you know, he is slithering about, like a snake in the grass….And you don’t want to miss out or lose out in your blessings….So you go to God.
And you ask him to create a clean heart, so your life, will reflect Christ. Praying blessings for you today….
Praying it for myself quietly, today, there is no Prayer of Hope listed, today, it you noticed… Today, my Prayers are private, and quiet. In the Lord.
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