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….
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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Years ago, before I made Christ my Lord, and savior. I would dream about a house. A dark house, this house was alive. It had a life in itself. It could breathe, it could see, and hear, it could talk, it was evil and mean. Very ominous, and foreboding.
I would dream about this house often. I can still see it, in my memory. Each room, had a life in itself. It was a big house, and in this house, I would be afraid. There was no place to go, without the fear, tormenting me. I could not hide in this house, and it knew everything about me, and would mock me, and laugh at me. Every time, I dreamt about that house, I would be sad, troubled. How did it know I was there?
For years, every once, in a while I would dream about this house. And every time, that I did, I would sense and see it. It was so engraved in my memory.
When I became a Christian, and I gave my heart, to Christ. I prayed, to God, that I would not dream about that house, or be tormented by it. And so, for many years, I stopped dreaming about it.
I guess I found a lot of peace in my Christianity. But I also know, every day is a choice, and a test in faith. Yet, as a Christian, I know I am not perfect. I have had to grow, working out my salvation. Finding out who God is. And who I am through Christ. It is a journey…..But I will not let go of God. And as I have gone through things though, I know the goal is Holiness. Which I will write about more so even later. But with that in my mind, I know as well the enemy does not want any Christian to achieve that. For that is to be in “one mind, with Christ.” So this may be part of the understanding, and I am going for Holiness as a goal. In any event….
So, last night, I went to bed, and to be honest, I was a little sad, and yes, even a little angry. That prayers have not been answered, that I am still in the place I was years ago, as far as my dreams, ambitions, etc. And I went to bed, not totally at peace. It has been hard on us financially, and yesterday, we began tithing. Not just making offerings, but tithing. We have been moody, and frustrated, yet willing to obey God. Adamant in this. But still frustrated. So, I went to sleep, somewhat anxious.
Again, I dream about the house. I had not dreamt about that house for at least 30 years. Almost as long, as I have been a Christian. Yet, I knew, I was in the house again. It was familar. I knew my way in the house. And as I walked in the house, I was not afraid. The rooms were no longer frightful, they were pleasant rooms. With music, and joy…..This time, the rooms were illuminated with light, and I was not afraid of the house. It had peace, it was not mocking me, it was not fearful. It had rooms, that were illuminated, with love, and compassion.
Yet, there were chambers in the house, that were still dark. I did not want to go into those rooms. I turned away. Because I had remembered them, from my prior dreams. But, I felt a prompting to go in those rooms, and face, that darkness. I did not want to go into those rooms, because from my past experiences, bad things had happened in those rooms. Scary Things, that I do not even think I can put into words, but they were rooms of sin.
It was stagnant, sort of like me lately. In some ways. Very still and depressing. For no light was evident. No truth, no love. The fear, wanted to stop me, from going into those rooms. But a sweet voice, said, “Don’t be afraid. Face the rooms. Go into the rooms. Don’t be afraid, I am with you.”
As I could see in the rooms, they were dingy, they were shabby, and they were in need of cleaning. I said a prayer, and went into the rooms. And I said, “Lord, fill these rooms, with your love, your holy spirit. Take away the evil spirits, that have been here. Cleanse it. With your love. Fill it. I surrender these rooms to you. Don’t leave me in here without you. I plead the blood of Jesus. Please Lord Jesus.”
All of a sudden, dusting, Refreshing began…..Laborers, people, perhaps angels, were there, because my mom, and one of my uncles were there. In those rooms, were people, I know, and love. Also there were friends, and people in ministry, and they began to clean up, the rooms. They began, to scrub, and rearrange things, and when I woke up, the rooms, had light. They were worthy of inhabiting. Cleansed. No longer shabby but comfortable. It felt like home. I woke up.
There have been so many times, when God by His Holy Spirit, has spoken to me when I wake up. First thing in the morning. And today, was one of those days….And this is what He said. As I was thinking about my dream, I could hear him telling me this….
The dark house, was you. You were in darkness, you were in sin, you were fearful, you were mocked by your ownself. The devil, was there, and his plan, was to destroy you. But I have come, that you would have life abundantly. But even though, you did give me your heart, you had not totally surrendered to me. You had not completely trusted me, you were holding onto those rooms, those chambers, and darkness was still there. But now, you have totally surrendered, and I have cleaned those rooms. “With my holiness.” Your dark house is no longer a dark house. It is now the Temple of God. It is worthy of me to reside in. Because you have surrendered all of yourself. II Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
As I write this, I know, perhaps, maybe someone can relate to this as well. You live with yourself, in your body, which is a house as well. Is it dark? Is it fearful? Are there things in that house you are trying to hide? That make you feel unworthy? I don’t know whats in your house, whats in your life, from memories, fears, or experiences.
But don’t you want it to be a temple of the living God, so you can have peace? And no longer tormented from the past, your sins? Or let me even add this, from the pain, from others. That has stolen your peace, because you were abused, or hurt in some way. God can take that pain, or any pain, even pain, you have caused on someone. Jesus, can cleanse that…..
You may or may have not given your heart to Christ. Yet, part of you, and I am not judging you…. Because my feeling, from this, is that, I have grown in the Lord. So, parts of my house, or my life, did have light. But there were parts of me that were in darkness. And may still be vague. Even now. Who knows our souls, better than God?
But, I know who God is! The King of Kings. Anything is possible with God.
So who am I to judge you? When I am trying to figure myself out. All I know, in my relationship with the Lord, Gods word has illuminated my life, but yet, I have had darkness in my life. Not being sure of myself. Not, always sure, if I am on the right path. Though, I do try to walk the way, and the truth, and the life of Christ. John 14:6. But sometimes, when you cannot always see, you are just trusting you are on the right path.
Life is a journey, and there are times, when we walk by faith, but we can be in darkness. Only by God, and his word, can it be illuminated. Does that make sense? For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living? Psalm 56:13
Anyway….Maybe you are like me, where you have given your heart, to God, but still there are areas that need work, that need life, and light. All I know, is that this whole dream, and my life, is so symbolic to me. According to scripture. The word of God, says we are the temple of the living God. But we need to keep seeking him to bring the light in. I Corinthians 6:15 Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
And it just made me think….Has my doubt, my fears, kept him in my temple, but in only a few of the rooms? In a few parts of my life? I don’t know. He knows, but we don’t always know. I don’t know why after so long I would dream about that house….
But this morning, I prayed, and I surrendered, again, every chamber, every room of my heart, and my life to be filled with his spirit. For I worship my Lord, in spirit, and in truth. I want to live a life of holiness. His holiness. I do not want to give place to the devil. I don’t ever want to let my darkness, my sins, my selfishness, or attitude keep Christ, from inhabiting my heart. My house. Me…..
If I am to dream about this house, from hereon…. I don’t want to see it in darkness, mocking me, or fear in me. I want to see it as a Temple of God. I want my soul, to inhabit, the praises of God, to give him glory and honor. I want my soul, to be a place of beauty, hope, compassion, love, and trust. I want to please God, with all of my heart, soul, and mind. Because I love my Lord, I so appreciate what Christ did for me, on the cross. I know I have to grow, but I want to see this place, as a place of beauty, where the rooms, will turn into a palace, a mansion, where God can live, in my heart. A temple of the living God. Where people, will see Christ in me, and I in him. Where love will be evident.
Yes, I was a dark house, but I believe, I am changing to be more of a temple of God. Isaiah 38:20 The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD. I know this is my soul….
I think if someone saw this as a movie. They would be able to relate to it. I know I do, I have lived in that dark house, that tormented me, but now I am praying it will be a temple of the Living God, for his presence to be there….Its my soul. Jonah 2:7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
Just my thoughts, with Love, Elena Ramirez
A Prayer of Honor
Thank you Father, for residing in my heart. In this temple, that I totally surrender to you, by Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord, for residing in my heart. With Love, Amen
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