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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Sin, it separates us from God. Sometimes we don’t even know we sin, because we think we are o.k. But then a heartache may come, a sorrow, and we cannot understand why could this even happen to us?
God uses these things to draw us close to Him, if we just only search….
You see, we do reap what we sow. Some call it Karma, but it is a scriptural principle. So please do not use that word, like the world. Understand it by the scripture. The “principle” of Gods Kingdom.
BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED; FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION; BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING. GALATIANS 6:7-8
Like what goes up, comes down. Its the principles, of life, God has placed, as parameters, to guide us. To teach us. To protect us. To know, with understanding, and true knowledge, His ways.
Sometimes, it takes a whole lifetime, to teach us these things, but if we receive the instruction and correct them in time, we may be able not only to avoid heartache, but receive healing. Not only spiritual, but even physical. Even for future generations. If we see it in time, we may even produce fruit. Spiritual fruit, as well, as physical fruit.
I feel like I am talking to someone. Yet, I know this applies to all of us. God is talking to all of us. But, I know because of my own life. I know, I have reaped, many things, that I wish I had not gone through. These heartaches and sorrows. Even physical ailments, have caused me to humble myself in the sight of God, and ask why? And He has shown me through His holy word. My sins, separated me from God.
But I have learned from these sorrows and heartaches, and I humble myself before God. Pleading the blood of Jesus, acknowledging my sins. Even now still, I think of my past sins, and I am so ashamed.
They caused heartache, sorrows, and even illness. Yes illness. If you smoke, or sin, the sin, produces illness. Like cancer.
One might ask, how can a good God, allow heartache and sorrow? Look at the world, some may say. There is this and that, and what kind of a good God would allow this?
If we look closer, even with Adam and Eve, He did not want us to eat from the tree of good and evil. But disobedience, caused it. It separated them from God, and to this day, it will also separate us from Him.
Yet, they do not see, that when we disobey. When we do not take God at His holy word, there are repercussions. Christ warned us. He said, do not be deceived. He told us, that the enemy, comes to kill, steal, and destroy. We are told, not to give place to the enemy. We are told, not to sin. We are told, we reap what we sow. We are told truth. But many do not heed it.
The principle then takes an alternate route from the good things God has promised, and therein is the answer. Its disobedience. And that does not produce good things.
God has taught me, and it has humbled me, so much so. I throw away any pride, any self ability, and see, I am nothing without God. I cried an still do cry at the mercy seat, and my Lord, did have mercy on me.
And does, but I am so careful now. So very, very careful, to try and do it His way. Because though, I am not exactly where I wanted to be, or could have been. I have now just a strong sense of who He is. And the love, and mercy He extends to all of us. By sending His Son, our Lord, to die for my sins, on that cross, has given me such a strong desire to learn His ways. To obey. Our dear Lord Jesus, took our sins, upon Him.
Yes, God corrects us, but He tells us, He does so, because He loves us.
MY SON, DESPISE NOT THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD; NEITHER BE WEARY OF HIS CORRECTION: FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CORRECTETH; EVEN AS A FATHER THE SON IN WHOM HE DELIGHTETH. HAPPY IS THE MAN THAT FINDETH WISDOM, AND THE MAN THAT GETTETH UNDERSTANDING. PROVERBS 3:11-12.
This love, does have conditions. People say, oh God loves you unconditionally. But thats wrong to say. He loves you, yes, but He does not accept sin. He does not accept disobedience. He has conditions, and they produce excellence. The fear of God, is so important in matters like this.
But then again you hear. I don’t fear God. He is too good. Yes, He is good, but He is not mocked. Again, we reap what we sow. Teachings that do not include being in obedience, with fear of God, do not take His holy word to heart. When was the last time you heard that?
And this is what I see, as I look at so many ministries, and feel good religions, that take truth, and disregard it. They do not take a Holy word, and an anointed word, a King James preserved word, and they use these corrupted bibles, and mans word, to validate something, that God has not approved of, or accepted.
And people wonder why God has abandoned them, or will not answer their prayer, or let them continue to have heartache and sorrow, or whatever else it may be that ails them.
There is no peace to the wicked. This is scriptural. Look it up in a King James bible. Begin searching for answers. You will find them. But….
There is no answer without God in it. Our world, has purposely decided, to eliminate God from the picture, and because of that, it has brought curses.
Think about the curses, that the Egyptians, reaped, when they would not let the people of God free, and Moses, continually went back and forth. Everything from pestilence, to frogs, to the first born dying, were curses, because they would not believe God. To set those people free.
Now we see in our world, everything, as well, that clearly shows, the repercussions, of sins. I pray we get it right. But we have in our world, many heartaches, and sorrows, because of our disobedience.
I can only suggest, that you study yourself, your ways, your thoughts, and see what are they based on? God could use you.
Repentance, clears the slate, for all of us. None is holy, we all have sinned, we all fall short of the glory of God.
But I write to you, if you wonder why you have had this heartache or heartaches. Just so you know, again, God will, and can and does use these things to correct us, to change us, to His ways.
Repentance, and prayer, with a good King James Bible are the tools you need to change, that heartache and sorrow, to joy in the Lord. Learning Gods ways.
And I just have to say something here as well, as the Lord prompts me, do not return evil from some heartache or sorrow you have gotten even from someone else. Vengeance belongs to God not us.
You may be hurt, and with sorrow, and may not understand the principles, but seek God, let Him, mend your heart. Let Him, show you His ways. Let Him, be your comfort. Let Him, be your love.
This is not the time to be lazy. Or put it off. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Get it right now. WAKE UP PEOPLE!
Truth counts….Not only now my friends, but for eternity. Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6 King James.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
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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.