I feel led to talk about sin, right now. One does not hear much about it any more.
Even from the pulpit, sadly. It will pollute you.
But I feel led to write about it, because many even in the body of Christ, think you are judging them, if you bring it up. They get angry, indignant, they think you are judging them.
Yet, according to Ezekiel 33, from my King James Bible, it says, we are called to warn, and warn, even the “righteous.”
When I read that word, righteous, I assume it to mean, a Christian, who thinks they are saved, but they are allowing sin, into their life, their soul, and physical body.
God tells us to be Holy, for He is holy. And sometimes, I just shake my head, because I see many think their salvation, is a license to sin, and thats just plain wrong.
FOR I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD: YE SHALL THEREFORE SANCTIFY YOURSELVES, AND YE SHALL BE HOLY; FOR I AM HOLY: NEITHER SHALL YE DEFILE YOURSELVES WITH ANY MANNER OF CREEPING THING THAT CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH. Leviticus 11:44. KJV.
Beware of sinful creeps. Just saying….
Folks, in our King James bibles, it tells us, God will not hear us, if sin is there. And again, I emphasize get a King James bible, that is holy, and not corrupt. You won’t get the truth, the anointing, the holiness from a bible that is corrupted. So get a King James bible.
But just know, any kind of sin, will hurt us. And thats the part, that grieves me, to know, sin separates us from Him. From His sweet fellowship, His counsel, His love, and friendship, if we choose to sin.
BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR. ISAIAH 59:2 KJV.
Have you ever tried to worship God, but worship does not come out of your spirit? You feel cold, you feel numb? Remember God is a spirit, and those that worship Him, worship Him in spirit and truth. If you have so much sin, in you that “pollutes” your spirit, your faith will be off, and so will your worship. I wrote “How To Have Faith.”
I learned these principles, that I write about in my book, because I know there are differences. And sin, will stop it all, sin, will blind you, sin will make you have a “dirty” spirit. Check yourself, do you allow sin, that pollutes you?
I have grown enough, to know that I want no sin in my life. See, we reap what we sow. And spiritually, those sins, when un-repented. Dirty our spirits. They dirty our souls, they dirty our physical bodies, and our minds. Think about those who sin, and how filthy their minds are. You don’t want that, you don’t want to reap sin, in your life, you don’t want anything that separates you from God.
I could write a long list, of what sin does, because it comes from the enemy, and it is meant, to kill, steal, and destroy the life God has given you. Thats the enemies goal. And if the enemy, can take your crown, before Salvation, he will tempt you. But if you give your heart to Christ, and repent, truly, and (I recommend daily repentance) you can see yourself change, and grow more to His image. You can run from temptation.
When I say they actually dirty the body. Think about sexual diseases. Think about diseases that cause cancer, or destroy parts of the body. Smoking, drinking, drugs, open doors to illnesses, that one will reap, if they pursue that. We need to teach this to our youth.
So when I see a Christian open a door, and suggest its o.k. to drink or take drugs, they are not seeing how it can hurt someone, even others, who reap that. They are contributing to sin, and a Christian, should never do that.
I suppose this is why I pray, even now, to not be a part of those things, because I see, how all of these things led to my own brokenness, and because of sin. I reaped much of that. Yet, I was pruned by Christ. Whom He Loves He corrects. And believe me, He corrected me. And His correction is not always pleasant. See, God is not mocked. But I reaped what I sowed.
And I am bearing fruit for Him now, because I see the error of my ways. I repented, and I still do. Even when I think of my sins. One can have a new beginning, even where you are. Even if you are old.
Even if you are taking your last breath, because then, at least you are promised eternity. But you cannot have it, if sin is there, or its un-repented.
I am not holier then thou. I say all of this to you, with a very humble heart. I know where I came from. I know what I was delivered from. I know, where I have been. So when I tell you this, I don’t tell you to judge you. Because as the scripture says, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. I know this, it grieves me to know I sinned. To know, I had such poor judgment, especially in my youth. I made mistakes that were sins, that haunt me for the rest of my life. But when the devil does that, I remind him, NOW who I am in Christ. There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ. Read Romans 8:1 King James.
Yet…. I know, I am not worthy on my own. But only by the blood of Jesus. That cleansed me. But when you see what He did on the cross for you, when you see, who you were, and now changed, it does make you see, one should not play with their salvation. Your salvation, is not a license to sin.
But just know this, even though it may feel like judging, its warning. And we are called to even warn the righteous. Read Ezekiel 33, from a King James, over and over again. Because the righteous, could mean someone who thinks they are saved.
And I see so many in the body of Christ, play with it, they do not fear God, or work it out, with fear and trembling. And I don’t care what folks say, about works. But faith without works is dead. You need to work it out. You don’t take it for granted.
EVEN SO FAITH, IF IT HATH NOT WORKS, IS DEAD, BEING ALONE. JAMES 2:17 KJV.
Let me just say this, and try and make this somewhat short and sweet. Sin, stops your blessings, the blessings God intends for you. Sin, clouds your mind, distorts truth, and will actually blind you. You will believe the delusion. And many in the body of Christ, even now, are delusional.
AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE. II THESSALONIANS 2:11 KJV.
And this is hard to understand in some cases. But…one can reap sickness, or illness, if you continue in sin, and don’t repent. Don’t think you won’t, one will. This is why Christ, took those stripes, and by His stripes we are healed. He took the penalty, of our sins. See sin, brings curses, and thats another thing, you want to avoid, with all your being. There are many different curses. If you want to read my book on this, go to this link. You can order it on line, on Smashwords. There both of my books can be ordered on line.
All I can say, is repent, even daily, keep your robes white, keep oil in your lamp, live for Christ, get a good King James bible, pray. And stay away from sin, stay away from the enemy.
Submit to God, resist the enemy, and he will flee. Your job, is to stay close to God, stay away from sin, and live the best life you can with your salvation in tact.
I hope this helps someone.
Blessings, and love in Christ,
I want to be a soul winner even for the “lost” righteous. Does that make sense? Yea, it does, because there are many who think they are righteous, they think they are saved. They think their salvation is in tact. But its not. They think they have a license to sin. One needs to repent.
What they don’t know, is any kind of sin, separates us from God.
BEHOLD THE LORDS HAND IS NOT SHORTENED, THAT IT CANNOT SAVE: NEITHER HIS EAR HEAVY, THAT IT CANNOT HEAR: BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR. ISAIAH 59:1-2. KJV.
Lets look at this scripture in more detail. You pray, but you do not get answers. Why? We need to all ask ourselves that.
Look at that second sentence. It states; But your iniquities have separated between you and your God. Wow! That tells me, you gave your heart to Christ, believing you were saved. But your iniquities have separated you between you and your God. Your God! Look at it! So that tells me, you have sin, on your record. In the book of life.
Here, in Exodus 32:33 it tells us:
AND THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, WHOSOEVER HATH SINNED AGAINST ME, HIM WILL I BLOT OUT OF MY BOOK.
WOW, double Wow! That book the Lambs book of life, always determines if your name is written in blood, by the blood of Jesus. If you neglect it, abuse it, treat your salvation shabbily, then yea, your name can be removed. Blotted out. Look up that key word, in a King James. (another reason to promote the King James to find truth)
The thing is, and lately, I seem to be in a few of these battles with so called brothers and sisters in Christ, they debate it. They argue it, they bring up other scriptures, that try to contradict the truth, but it can be lost folks. Salvation can be taken away…..
There is no fear of God. To many. We are to work out our salvation, with fear and trembling. Fear of who? God Almighty, who holds the keys to heaven and earth.
WHEREFORE, MY BELOVED, AS YE HAVE ALWAYS OBEYED, NOT IN MY PRESENCE ONLY, BUT NOW MUCH MORE IN MY ABSENCE, WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING. Phillipians 2:12 KJV.
Many, have the misconception, that works don’t cut it. But it does. Work it out! Faith without works is dead.
FOR AS THE BODY WITHOUT THE SPIRIT IS DEAD, SO FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD ALSO. JAMES 2:26.
A few days ago, I had an interesting conversation or battle with a man, who did not believe he could lose salvation. He went back and forth, in the conversation. But what I noticed was that he always made it about him. Or “I” of this, or that.
And I was trying to get him to see that, yes, salvation could be lost. But, I believed he was saved now, but he just could not grasp that, the conversation was also about others. He made it all about him, and thats what the devil did. Self, I, me, me, me….Thats dangerous, when we cannot see beyond me.
You see, those scriptures above talks about works. We are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling of God. But we are also commanded, to warn others. Works, is just telling someone, don’t take your salvation for granted.
Anyway, after much patience, because this guy was getting on my nerves, he realized, what I was trying to tell him. That it was not just about him, but about others, who may think their salvation is in tact, but they are lost, they are “Backsliders” and they are in spiritual jeopardy if they die, because they would have unrepented sin.
He finally admitted, and I am paraphrasing his words. “I was lost, then I was saved, then I was lost, and saved again. But now I know I am saved.”
Many, have the misconception, that because they were saved, that it guarantees salvation, even if they sin. And that is wrong, that is dangerous, and that is really a deception from the devil.
Look, I can say this as a testimony. I was saved at an early age. But I had no sense or value, of how precious my salvation was. So I sinned. If I had died, before I repented, I truly believe, I would have lost my salvation. Once saved is not always saved.
And its dangerous to believe that, or to influence others that it is safe.
We are called to warn one another. Ezekiel 33, and I ask please look at it from a King James. It tells us, about the righteous. And if he commits iniquity, all his righteousness, will be forgotten, and he will die.
Die! We are to have life eternally with Christ. Christ, died and abolished only the law of sin, and death.
So many have this misconception, that grace will cover it. That keeping the “law” of God is not necessary. That is so wrong, if God commands it, or even says it. It is LAW! Don’t question it, don’t reason it, don’t ponder on it. OBEY GODS LAW!
No. It only covers it, if you repent. If you have sinned. Do not misinterpret grace, or Gods goodness. He is not mocked.
When I was young, I was a soul winner. I have always tried to be a soul winner, but I believe God is directing me to try and save the righteous, who think they are saved, but are lost, because they do not know King James truth. They have no fear of God. They do not repent.
Its so sad, we have a battle, a big challenge, because so many are misled, misunderstanding, misinterpreting scripture, because they don’t use the truth, and the holiness of a King James bible.
It makes me sad.
In Ezekiel 33, that chapter I ask that you read, it tells us to warn people.
If we do we set ourselves free. I see it myself, the boldness, God gives me.
And though, my brothers and sisters think I am judging them, that is just a lie from the devil.
I tell them this truth, because I love them because Jesus loves them. Its not judging. Its warning. And warning is love. Just like Ezekiel 33 tells us to do.
Just my thoughts, but I want to be a soul winner, for the righteous, who are lost.
All I know, is if we clear the slate, by even daily repenting, we can ensure our salvation.
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.
I probably, could write a book on this. Rebuking. I have done enough fighting in my lifetime, physical and spiritual to know the tactics of the enemy.
And the many ways, we should learn to rebuke.
But, I will for now, just reserve that thought, until I get a prompting from God, or even my readers. Because I will not move until God gives me direction. I will not cast my pearls to swine, and I will not do something this great, without the anointing. I need to see the favor. I need to see, the plan of God, directing me, or even someone to give me a book deal. I need to see the anointing.
So I rebuke, the obstacles that get in the way of that, even here.
And I guess that leads me to write this, because so many of us as Christians, do not realize the authority, we have in rebuking. And I see it so clear lately.
We need to learn…But we need to teach ourselves, through the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
We can get lost, in our own battles, in our own way of thinking. If we do not utilize Christ as the way, the truth, and life.
Jesus did it. He rebuked.
AND JESUS REBUKED THE DEVIL: AND HE DEPARTED OUT OF HIM: AND THE CHILD WAS CURED FROM THAT VERY HOUR. Matthew 17:18 King James
And he taught us, that we have an authority in Jesus name. We have power from heaven above to speak things, into the natural atmosphere, but also into the supernatural atmosphere.
We can rebuke people, thoughts, and it just reminds me, that we do not always battle against flesh, and blood, but authorities in high places. But the enemy uses people. So rebuke someone, when it does not line up with the Holy word of God. I do more then ever! Courage….
But I briefly, want to touch on rebuking in our minds. You see the battle is in the mind. What you think is usually the outcome. And there is some negative thinking out there. Again, I remind you from a few previous posts, I wrote even here, beware of subliminal messages. They are all over. That try to inundate you, to make you feel powerless. People get some junk out there, and they think its true.
But does it line up with the Holy word, of a King James bible?
When you have battles in the mind, doubt creeps in. Fear comes in, IF you let it. Do you see that key word… “IF”?
Aren’t you tired of being sick and tired? Not seeing any progress. I am no longer going to be tired, I am going to do something about it, even if it is just in my mind. I am not going to give into defeat. I am not going to NOT believe, so I can make progress.
I am not going to believe reports. If my Bible says otherwise. I am not. My bible says, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, and I believe it.
I KNOW THAT I KNOW WHO GOD IS, AND I REBUKE THE DEVIL IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AND BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS I PLEAD!
You have to take captive these thoughts, whatever they may be. You must bring them to the obedience of Christ. You must if you want a victory…..
Get the mind of Christ….Not the worlds. Not another Christian leader, not some pawn of the enemy. Get the mind of Christ. But you have to go for it, discipline yourself, and stop being lazy.
I have faith, in God, truth is, I have not always have had faith in me. But the beginning is knowing who He is. Knowing He is not mocked. How just a little doubt can make you go without. So I rebuke, doubt.
I rebuke anything that tries to overwhelm me in my thinking. I rebuke it. I kick it away, like a tin can, and say, with the power of God, that tells me I can remove mountains be gone! This gives me confidence, because greater is He that is in me, then he that is in the world.
I am not going to give you a books worth of thought, but a seed here. Which again, may grow into a book. We will see…
But be mindful of your thoughts. Be mindful to claim holy King James word. Be mindful of your words, that stop the progress. Be mindful of how you treat people. Or even God….He is not mocked. He hates pride, but lifts up the humble. So be careful how you rebuke. Be careful love is in it….Love of God first!
Be mindful, to obey God, in your prayer, by knowing how to rebuke, remember, Christ told us, whatsoever we bind on earth, will be bound. Whatsoever we release in his name, will be released. When you are in that state of sadness, depression, defeat, whatever, rebuke it!
In the name of Jesus.
Start taking your authority. Be bold, be courageous, don’t wimp out! Don’t have a pity party! Pick yourself up by your boot straps, put on your armor of God, and rebuke in the name of Jesus! LEARN!
I humbly admit, I don’t know it all…but I know who God is. And I know, He can teach me, He has. But you have to want to learn. Stop walking around like a zombie. Stop, just accepting defeat, as the way. Its not the way of Christ…..
You have an assignment, look up King James scriptures on the word REBUKE. And then meditate on them, memorize them, gain strength, hide them in your heart for the time you need them…..
AND THE LORD SAID UNTO SATAN, THE LORD REBUKE THEE, O SATAN, EVEN THE LORD THAT HATH CHOSEN JERUSALEM REBUKE THEE; IS NOT THIS A BRAND PLUCKED OUT OF THE FIRE? ZECHARIAH 3:2 KING JAMES.
PREACH THE WORD; BE INSTANT IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON, REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE. II TIMOTHY 4:2 KING JAMES.
AND DAVID WENT OUT TO MEET THEM, AND ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM, IF YE BE COME PEACEABLY UNTO ME TO HELP ME, MINE HEART SHALL BE KNIT UNTO YOU: BUT IF YE BE COME TO BETRAY ME TO MINE ENEMIES, SEEING THERE IS NO WRONG IN MINE HANDS, THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS LOOK THEREON, AND REBUKE IT. I CHRONICLES 12:17. KING JAMES
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
Playing the race card, makes you a racist. And if you play that card, don’t be surprised, if the door swings back and hits you.
Sadly, we look at someone who is a racist, and we hate, the injustice of it. Usually, it is because someone, who is mean spirited, and hateful, that does terrible things to others. Because of their race. Do you see the full circle of it? It causes hate. Which is not good.
Well, the sad thing, is when you start demanding your rights, because of your race. And you pull out that race card. Whether good, or bad, for your race, it is the same principle. It makes you a racist. I don’t care, what color you are. That makes you a racist.
Hollywood, right now, is having a boycott. During the Academy Awards. By two famous, married actors. And other high profile personalities. Because of their race. Because they did not get recognized. Did you notice I am not mentioning them by their race?
I am not in hollywood. I don’t play by those politics. Or rules of engagement. But, my goodness, what a gifted actor he is, and what a beautiful woman she is. And they have had more opportunities, then me, or even the average person.
I have always fought discrimination. But in a different way. By trying to make myself a better person. By being a Christian. By learning the characteristics and ways of my God, and His Son, our Lord Jesus.
I am Hispanic. The stereo types of my nationality, of my race, have always put me at a disadvantage, when it comes to ignorant people. From looking at you, to see if you only speak Spanish. Or stereo type you by wearing a sombrero, or whatever. When people even address, you by your name, and tell you, if you are “legal” you should vote for a certain person.
This just happened to me yesterday. Where I was in a discussion, on a political post. For Ted Cruz. And I called that person out, and I gave them a piece of my mind. I write out conversations often to record my quotes, and thoughts, and this is what I said in this one.:
“Go somewhere else, another country! With that discrimination, that is just like “the candidate you support running for office.” But how dare you tell me this by my name! Let me inform you, educate you. You moron. I am an American. Fourth generation. That means my ancestors were Americans by birth. It also means I am probably more American because of my indigenous roots. This is what is wrong with your candidates agenda and fools that follow that kind of agenda. You are prejudiced, and it shows. I have nothing further to say to your lack of class and intelligence. Have a nice day.”
My response, and I can say it myself. Sounds harsh. Maybe not even the Christian way. I am a Christian but I am not perfect. And I understand the injustice of racism. My parents, told me at an early age, what racism did to them being in the Eisenhower era, and he rounded up Hispanics. And shipped them back to Mexico.
I have seen myself, being denied, respect, by my race, even in the Corporate business world. And yes, it makes me angry. But even though I may get angry, and I may give you a piece of my mind, I still want to take a higher road. And sadly, yes, there are many ignorant, prejudiced people. Who hate. They hate by the race, by the package someone comes in.
Martin Luther King, had a beautiful thought, when he said, and I am paraphrasing, “I want to be judged by the integrity, and character of who I am”. He was a man of God. And I know with compassion, because history tells us, of so many atrocities, that have been done because of race. My heart breaks when I see, how it destroys someones confidence, because of mean people who are racists. It is ugly.
So many, have actually used genocide, to wipe away a people, a culture, a race. Jews, suffered greatly because of this. But they don’t hate. Now, what they do, is defend themselves as they should, but they don’t put people down. They are a good example of what to do as well. They fight back now.
And if you have to fight, then fight right, by doing what is right in the sight of God. God is love. And we are to have the characteristics of Christ in love.
But scripture also tells us, He is not a respecter of persons. Maybe, if I did not have my American upbringing, knowing the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and my Christian upbringing, I may have just not said anything. I may have let that lady mock me, and insult me. But something rose in me, because I know God is not a respecter of persons.
Acts 10:34 King James. THEN PETER OPED HIS MOUTH, AND SAID, OF A TRUTH I PERCEIVE THAT GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS:
That means, He loves us all the same. He looks at what we do, if we have accepted Christ as Lord and savior. He looks, to see, if we repent. For we ALL sin, we all come short of the glory of God. He looks at our souls. What do we have in our souls? And if you are a racist, maybe you should see, by His example, that you should repent.
So why should we be racists? Why should any of us, take that kind of vision, that does not come from God? Especially even now, I see it in this political campaigns of some.
For even our King James bibles, and history tell us of wars, between people, and cultures.
Do I want to engage in battle, over racial issues? No.
And I think we have a choice. But we better look at who we like, why we like them, and are we someone, who wants to demand and play the racist card, because of race?
I will defend you, if I see someone discriminated by their race. Thats just my nature. The big sister, who did not have a big sister to defend her. But I like that same kind of defense. We need to look out for one another. We need to speak up. We need to say, thats wrong. Especially if we are Christians.
I hope Hollywood, finds some kind of peace in this, but, again, I can only speak for myself. I am a writer, I am a Christian writer. I am an American. Born and raised.
But none of that means anything, unless I can write. And prove it to God and others, that I write to serve my God. But its not by the race card, I am playing to get recognition, or to even get a job. Or getting a book deal.
Its by knowing what God says by my King James bible. A true and holy word, that is not corrupted by men, or publishers. It is…Applying it to my life, and to others. Anything else is vanity. Its being puffed up, and it is not worthy of recognition.
For, it is taking, a gift of words, a knowledge that I have strived to learn, and commanding them to good use, for the Kingdom of God.
With love, for myself, for you, for others….
Just as I am now, with….
Just my thoughts.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
This is Spiritual warfare. This election for President. 2012. We are the United States. But there are agendas, and self-interest groups.
That do really come against this nation. It should not be. We should be united. But there is division, in this election. There is division, in this great land of ours…..
I sense the warfare. I remember though, we do not fight with flesh and blood, but with principalities in high places. Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
So the Lord, is reminding me and you, to put on our armor. The armor of God. To quench the fiery darts of the enemy. So we can withstand. And the only way we can, is by praying, and being obedient to God. Speaking up, and speaking truth, His truth. His word. And speaking love. This is what this is all about. His love. It is needed in our lives, daily. And yes in our nation.
I woke up this morning, sad, frustrated, and angry. Among other things. And all day, I have been pondering on this election, and thinking to myself. So, I have been praying….
I am so frustrated, with this process. I am so frustrated, with the angry words, going on, back and forth. I am angry with the agenda, that is coming from the Democrats. The support, for special interest groups.
I was disappointed, in the debate. Between Biden, and Ryan. I thought, that the courtesy was not there, though Mr. Ryan, was very courteous, to say the least.
Yes, I am voting for Romney. I feel like he is the better candidate. He stands for things, I believe in, especially concerning abortion. He is pro-life.
But, I have had to stop and pray, and seek God. Today, was one of those days. Seeking guidance, seeking wisdom, in what I do, but in this road, we call life, and we all have to journey in it.
And yes, this is a spiritual war. Between good and evil. But the lines, are fuzzy, in the sense, that even though, you can call one evil or good, the opponents, are doing the same thing. They are calling you, evil or good.
So it just made me think. I need a different way of thinking of this. And I am going to come from the approach, that I am going to bless the Democrats. I pray, God bless them.
Am I praying for their agenda? No. For I do see the division. After all, they could not even agree, to disagree, to put God, and Israel on their platform….Signs, indicators, truth…
But, I am praying for their well being. For their peace of mind. For God to speak to them. For God to guide them, even now, and between the election. No matter who wins. We are the United States for heavens sake. I am praying for their souls.
Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great and ye shall be the children of the Highest; for He is kind unto the unthankful, and to the evil.
Because I believe, that some of the agendas that are being supported by the Democrats, are not good for us. They could actually bring curses to our nation. Abortion, is an abomination, I believe in the sight of God. For He says….Thou shalt not kill. Exodus 20:13.
And so I pray, that people would see the evil in this. I truly believe, that the right of that baby, does not belong to the mother. It belongs to that child, whether it can speak or not. It cannot defend itself. That right of that life, belongs to God. For He knows the child, before it is even born.
Thats probably one of the main reasons, why I am now a Republican. I am praying that the Democratic party would see this and not enforce, my tax dollars to go for an abortion. That, I am against. In my principles, and that of many Christians.
We do not all agree the same, nor believe the same. Yes, I wish we were totally 100% a Christian nation. But we are not. And I am called to love my enemies. But I do not want to look at my fellow Americans as an enemy. Thats why I am seeing this, and wanting to pray for those in opposition, of my views. Again, for my own spiritual health.
I am called to bless, and not curse. And believe me, last night, I was pretty disgusted, with the way, the debate went between Mr Ryan, and Mr. Biden.
But, this is America. And we are all the land of the free. I just pray, we all stop for a moment, and pray for each other. That we deal with all of these issues, with respect, and courtesy. Its so easy, to walk in hate. Its so easy, to take a side, in division, and I don’t want to be someone who divides. Whether I agree with you or not.
But, more then anything, especially in this election. Being loyal to God. And purposely, thinking about that, and praying about that. I have had a sense, of wanting to please God. What does God think about these agendas? And all I can do, is go to my Bible. I do want to take the side with my Lord, and if He does the dividing, thats up to Him.
All I know, is that this arguing, and sharing mean spirited messages about our respective differences, does not help us.
It is spiritual warfare, and what has Christ called us to do? He has called us to love. I may, or may not change someones mind, about who they are going to vote for. But, I do not have to sling, mud, to do it.
I pray, for discretion. I pray, for my own well being, and peace of mind, in this. I don’t want to hate others. Christ loved us all. We have to love each other as well. Yes, Christ hated the sin, but He loved the sinner.
I know this is odd, to some. But I am going to take the stand to pray for all the Democrats, I hear about. On television, and in friendship circles. I am going to reserve my thoughts, from here on, to not judge their motives, or their agendas, and just pray for them.
I have to do this, for my own well being. For my own sense, of who I am in Christ. I am so glad, the Lord stopped me in this. But I felt like my own spiritual health was at stake. Like perhaps, I could go down a road, that God did not want me to take. So it bothered me. I always appreciate that gut feeling I get. It is an indicator, and if it does not feel good, I know I have to run to God for guidance.
It just reminds me though, what does all that anger and hate do to a person, spiritually, and even physically? Its not good for us, to get caught up in spiritual warfare without love. It will destroy within. And thats what the enemy wants. He wants to hurt us. So, I am seeing, Love is what is needed.
I know the devil is the accuser, but aren’t we playing his role, when we accuse each other back and forth?
I am just going to pray for all of our leaders. On both sides…..Lord, help them, and give them wisdom. For our nation. Stop the fighting….let all things be done, in order, and courtesy….
I pray, blessings, of love, and peace, courtesy, respect, honor, protection, for each candidate. And their families. I pray, this love, for their administration, and senior officers.
I pray, this, for each citizen of the United States. That love, peace, and good will would guide you, with discretion, when dealing with the other political parties, and with each other.
May God bless America, but I pray, we bless God. How can we do that, if we are in strife? With one another, even over an election.
I pray, we would stop, and think, no matter what your religious affiliate is. What can I do to make this election smoother, easier, and with the motive, to create an atmosphere of love, for myself, others, and my country? I do pray, that we stop, and become more civil, honest, and kind with one another.
Why? We are the United States of America. Let us not become the divided states. May God bless all of our citizens, and officials of our great country.
I am praying through it all, that my Lord, Jesus, would be glorified. Honored, and praised. That He would bring truth back to our nation, and that love, would be evident again, in a great and mighty way. God bless the USA. And may I with all my heart, bless my Lord. Thank you Father, that I am an American citizen.
I pray that America, would have the heart to want to bless you, the Lord.
Just my thoughts, with love, Elena Ramirez
Father, I praise you, I do thank you for this great country, the United States. Lord this could even be a civil war. This is spiritual warfare in so many ways. For so many things, that are trying to creep into our great country. Agendas…from special interest groups. These things do not bless this country. But hurt us. How I pray, we do not become divided, but united. I bless each leader, I bless this country, I pray, for each citizen. I pray, Father amidst all the agendas, all the policies, the special interests etc. That your truth, would rule and reign. To be a better country. Not imposing, but declaring, your love, and goodness for all. If we just seek you. Your Kingdom, and righteousness, is not based on our democratic agendas. No. But, we can learn from you, we can remember to love one another. To not get caught up in strife. To give no place to the devil. But, to walk in love, forgiving, and blessing one another, in Christ. Lord, I just pray for my country. It makes me sad, to see the angry words, from some. But, you are God, and you will protect us. From within, and without…we are a blessed nation. Because of our foundation, in you. Our founding fathers, knew, we could have freedom here, because of you. Thank you Lord, now please bless our country, and our leaders, with wisdom, peace, love, and joy, in Christ’s name. Amen
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