DO YOU WANT GOD TO BLESS YOU BUT YOU DO NOT BLESS GOD? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


DSC_0015I feel like I am in fifth grade, and I have been given the assignment to explain this:  

Do you want God to bless you, but you do not bless God?  

I have to explain it.  Its on my heart.  It makes me sad for God.  I actually feel the emotion, and the tears, when I think about it.  

Why me to explain it?  I don’t know…. but it does make me think, it makes me want to bless God.  

I guess, because I am older now.  I guess, because I see the error of my ways, in this lifetime of mine.  I see, the wrong turns I took.  I see the sin in my life.  I see, the lack of love, I had in my life time.  I see the lack of guidance I had.  The loneliness, the self-esteem issues I have had.  I see, I reaped what I sowed, so to speak according to scripture.  I see, the gifts and callings I had, like singing, or even my writing….. And I just see, and I have said this before, I see, I missed the boat, the plane, and the train…

But what if?  What if I had the seed planted in me, at an early age, to bless God?  Not just wanting God to bless me, and lets be totally honest, because we want God to bless us, but if I had the desire to bless Him.  Would my life been different?  I don’t know.  But I think it would have.  

If I ever get grand babies, and I pray I do, I hope I can teach them to bless God.  

But I can only concentrate on this moment.  Oh if only, I could plant the seed in you, to plant that seed in others.  So it would grow fruit, and other seeds.  Perhaps that would bless them.  But it would bless God.  

I say that, because I see the world we live in.  I see brothers and sisters in Christ, who are my brethren, but we do not all agree.  I see, so many deceived, by using the per-version, of different bibles, in the versions they choose, that are not King James Bibles.  That are perverted.  

I see the Prosperity messengers, screaming, “holler for a dollar, and name it and claim it.”  But they do not teach first and foremost the salvation message, to get people to see who God is.  To fear God.  To repent even daily, after Salvation.  To make it right with Him, to see Christ as Lord and savior, before they even dare to ask for anything from God.  

I see the lost.  I see the atheists.  I see people hating, and doing deplorable things.  I see the fruit, that is rotten.  

I see things, even in my beautiful America, that are no longer, sacred, holy, or even considered history.  There is hate, among people, races.  Authority is not respected.  Or honored.  Freedom of speech has turned into hate speech.  Life is not honored, and the innocent, babies, that are slaughtered, daily, in the name of choice.  

Yes, I see things, but I know God sees everything.  And how that must grieve Him.  It has to.  These things we see, cannot bless God!

And there is no one, calling out to bless God.  Or at least I don’t hear it.  Maybe you do.  Do you?  I hope so.  I hope, whatever church or religion, you have, has that motto to bless God.  

And I don’t like the word religion when it applies to me, because religion is, rules, regulations, rituals, and traditions made by men, and groups.  And I don’t have “a religion”, I believe I have a relationship with my maker.  

My maker.  My creator.  The Lord God, who is worthy of all praise, glory and honor, for who He is.  For all that He has done.  For His mercy, goodness, kindness, and love.  This being, who gave us this earth.  And gives us life.  Good food, and every perfect thing.  

Think about it.  Our lives are meant to glorify Him.  We are created in His image.  He gives us a soul.  A mind, a heart, to choose him, or not.  He is a gentleman.  He never imposes His thoughts on us.  He gives us a choice.  

Who has throughout time, been there, yes silent many times, but my King James Bible has showed me, that He has had relationships with many.  

Beginning with Adam and Eve.  They had no fear of God, or she and he would not have believed the lie from the devil.  And eaten the fruit.  I always say this, but if only they had gone to God, again…. and asked Him.  God would not have lied.  He would have reaffirmed His truth.  He would have told them, the devil is a liar.  Believe me, and only me.  But they did not ask, and they disobeyed.  

And we all somehow or another, reaped that sin, of them, and it is the same thing today.  We do what we want, and we do not ask God.  How sad.  But we can ask Him…. if our motives are right.  If we think before we ask, whats my part in this?  Will this bless God, if I go to Him in prayer first?  Before I do anything.  

No wonder God tells us He lifts the humble and turns from the proud.  

I think its sad, because I know God would want to do more for us, if we had only tried to obey Him.  Our world, would be different, if sin, had not entered in the picture.  

But its not too late, or at least, I see that for me, any way.  I can try and live my life, obedient, to Him.  Whats left of it….To give Him glory and honor.  I don’t want to leave this earth with that as a question.  Is my salvation in tact?  And how to bless God?  

To think about blessing Him, before I even think about asking Him to bless me.  I mean after all, He has done for me in my lifetime, is that too much to ask?  Bless God….

Friends, I truly hope you take this to heart.  I could write a book on it.  As I could on so many things God has placed on my heart.  But at this point in my life, I think I just need to focus on blessing Him, and in little things.  A little photo, that I share, a little inspiration, that I call “just my thoughts”...a little prayer for somebody, and just a little chat, as I come to His throne….to tell Him thank you Father.  But always acknowledging Him.  Never ashamed.  How can any of us be ashamed, when He does so much for us?  

Thankful for the miracles. That I can say look what God has done for me.   Every thing He has provided…..

You know…. 

The enemy has blinded so many of us.  Even in our silence….where people do not say anything, even with courage, to acknowledge God.  Cowardly, they do not stand for right. They have no David in them I think…. To go after the Goliath.  

And then….Again with Bibles that are not holy.  Where words are distorted, corrupted, no longer holy.  Where the majesty of God is undermined, in these phony words.  And, in stealing that praise that God so deserves.  By even denying His existence.  By changing His Holy word.  How insulting.  And even worse, you know this truth, but you do nothing.  

But let me tell you a little about the God I know.  Though He is love….He is not mocked.  And He keeps His Holy word.  That I call KJV word.  I know His ways are excellence.  I know prophetic words will come true.  Christ will return.  Christ will come for His own.  And the world, will reap what it sows.  The devil, and all his “accusers” will be sent to hell, and hell is a tormenting place.  The wrath of God will be known.  And many will regret their denial of Him.  Because He cannot be denied.  

If I could plead with you, I would tell you even in this analogy.  Repent.  Get right with God quick!  Use a King James Bible.  Throw those corrupted bibles away.  Part truth, part lie.  

Because we never know.  Throw away pride.  Get hungry and thirsty for righteousness.  Acknowledge God, in all your ways, and He will direct your paths.  Be obedient, not only for your sake, but your family, your loved ones, but more for Him.  

BLESS GOD!

That would bless God.  That would give the devil a black eye.  

Develop your relationship with Him…..  

Its so sweet to know Him.  Jesus, is the perfect example of love.  And I pray, never to take for granted what He did for me on that cross.  His suffering, pain, agony, and by His stripes we are healed.  That means spiritually and physically.  

I could never ever, repay Him for that.  I could not.  I know who I am, and I know how weak I have been.  In so many ways…. it makes me sad.  I did not bless God growing up… but I am so grateful at this moment.  

That I just want to thank Him for everything.  I just want to bless God.  I am not super Christian, I am not trying to puff myself up.  By even writing this.  

But, I will say this….You don’t know me, you don’t know who I am, or what I have gone through.  That even brings me this to write this.  How dare anybody mock someones faith?  With or with out knowing.  

But He does know, and it so humbles me, that pride that characteristic of self is evil.  Its comes from the enemy.  And it has shown me the danger, that I know that is a characteristic of the enemy.  

I want nothing to do with the enemy.  I renounce him, even as I write…..

But I love Jesus, and I thank my God the father, by the Holy spirit….

I know we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  

But I want to bless God.  I hope you do too.  

Much love, Elena Ramirez 

I WILL BLESS THE LORD, WHO HATH GIVEN ME COUNSEL; MY REINS ALSO INSTRUCT ME IN THE NIGHT SEASONS.  PSALM 16:7.  KJV.  

I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES:  HIS PRAISE SHALL CONTINUALLY BE IN MY MOUTH.  PSALM 34:1  KJV.  

THUS WILL I BLESS THEE WHILE I LIVE:  I WILL LIFT UP MY HANDS IN THY NAME.  PSALM 63:4 KJV.  

BLESS YE GOD IN THE CONGREGATIONS, EVEN THE LORD, FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF ISRAEL.  PSALM 68:26 KJV.

O BLESS OUR GOD, YE PEOPLE, AND MAKE THE VOICE OF HIS PRAISE TO BE HEARD:  PSALM 66:8 KJV.  

BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL:  AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME, BLESS HIS HOLY NAME.  PSALM 103:1  KJV.  

BLESS THE LORD, YE HIS ANGELS, THAT EXCEL IN STRENGTH, THAT DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, HEARKENING UNTO THE VOICE OF HIS WORD.  BLESS YE THE LORD, ALL YE HIS HOSTS; YE MINISTERS OF HIS, THAT DO HIS PLEASURE.  BLESS THE LORD ALL HIS WORKS IN ALL PLACES OF HIS DOMINION:  BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL.  PSALMS 103:20-22 KJV.     

 

DO YOU STEAL YOUR OWN BLESSINGS? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3150.jpgI prayed about this dream that I had.  I won’t give the details but. …. I felt like the Lord, was telling me, we can steal our own blessings.  By the things we do.  So it made me think, even to write this.  

Because if I can help you see, I know I am helping myself as well.  It reinforces us, as the body of Christ….But if there is something we are doing that is stealing our own blessings, we need to recognize it.  I want to.  To obey God.  So it made me think….

By the short cuts we take.  By cutting corners, in even not give God praise, or thanks.  Where we are silent, when we should be shouting to the rafters who we are in Christ. By maybe even taking advantage of a situation…. hmm. 

Today, we went and had a breakfast, after losing something.  And we found it.  But not after prayer.  This thing was lost.  Where it was found, it had been searched in that same place, five times.  Yet it was missed.  But I prayed, and I prayed hard.

When I prayed today, there was a break through.  It was as if, I knew, that I knew God heard me.  And it was as if God was telling me, for the big thing I want, I need to press in like that, for a little thing.  Pray with faith…. not just words. 

Well, we went to eat breakfast out.  We ordered.  Hubby, during our breakfast, wanted a cup of coffee.  We tried to get our waitresses, attention, but she did not see.  So I flagged down the bus boy.  He got the coffee.  When she came back, we told her, but she did not add it to our bill.  So when we went up to the register, we told the cashier, and she was so impressed, she said its good to be honest.  

I told her; “We don’t want to lose our own blessings.  And it dawned on me, we can lose our own blessings, we can “steal” from ourselves!  My dream was prophetic….

And so if we do, if we even give the enemy an inch, and call that a blessing, but if it is, by wrong doing….that is wrong in the sight of the Lord.

Yesterday, someone asked for prayer.  I felt the Holy spirit tell me, give this scripture, and make sure, they know its to be claimed from a KJV for the holiness, and anointing.

A couple of people responded, and one said, whats the difference, they are all the same.  I explained, that they are not.  I explained, that God has given many scriptures, not to change, add, or delete scripture.  

Then one other person, who wanted to argue, told me, that what we are doubting who God is, and His power, by merely a bible version.  He said, we are to trust the Holy spirit.  To lead us.  

I told him, he could use whatever version he wanted.  But, how could the Holy spirit, be in a lie?  How can that be Holy?  How can that be God leading us?…..When these versions, have been corrupted, when they disobeyed God, by changing them?

Well the lady who was a friend on that post, deleted my comment.  And it ticked me off.  Not because I wanted to argue or debate it, but these are the words from God not me.  I had given Deuteronomy 4:2, and Revelation 22:18-19.  She deleted Gods word.  That ticked me off.

And so, I found this scripture below, because I needed a word.  

I believe in truth, but I asked God to help me maintain my peace in this matter.  This person, was now arguing with the Holy spirit not me.  So I was released.  But I did unfriend her, without even arguing about it. 

BUT THEY MOCKED THE MESSENGERS OF GOD, AND DESPISED HIS WORDS, AND MISUSED HIS PROPHETS, UNTIL THE WRATH OF THE LORD AROSE AGAINST HIS PEOPLE, TILL THERE WAS NO REMEDY.  II CHRONICLES 36:16.  KJV.  

Friends, I just feel like not only can we steal from ourselves.  But if we think God is silent, in a matter, and perhaps we do not see His correction, we can think we are getting away with something.  There will be a time, the wrath of God will be revealed.  Look at that scripture again…..

When in truth, as well, we are “stealing” from ourselves.  

Many of you know how I feel about this, when it comes to only using a King James bible.  And you mock me. You don’t believe me.  It goes in one ear and out the other.  You don’t even respond any more.  

These are His words, that you are despising, if you do not obey God, by only using a KJV.  

But I am not argue about it.  Like I did not argue with that lady. It felt good, to just say, Lord you take care of it.  But I don’t want to be unequally yoked with darkness.  

Look all I can say, and you can judge yourself.  Do you steal your own blessings?  Is there a reason, your answer is not coming through?  If you are believing half truths, and half lies from a corrupt Bible…..

Isn’t that stealing from yourself?

Just a thought,

Elena Ramirez 

 

HOW TO FIGHT THE SPIRIT OF SUICIDE AND GIVING UP IN GENERAL ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3955.jpgI write this from a place of sickness.  A place, where I have the flu, or whatever it is, and it is trying to take my hope away, my trust in God, and where I feel so out of it, that I could just give up.  But God…  It seems, He draws out my gift, even at the worst of times….

As I try to rest, in the day, I am in a spiritual battle.  My dreams, and my spirit is restless, and I hear the devil, telling me to give up.  And I say no….

But God….

But God reminds me, to always fight a good fight of faith.  I am a warrior.  I have fought all my life to survive.  And I am older now, and I have not met success, in certain ways.  

Yes, my life is fruitful, because of my walk with Christ, He saved me.  He pulled me out of the miry clay.  Yes, my life is successful, because I do have a wonderful husband and son, who love me very much.  And the devil, has tried to take that away from me many times, but God, protected me, when it came to temptation.  Or just giving up, on my marriage.  When there was trouble.  

I used to fight and flee.  Because I grew up fighting alone.  But I learned to fight, and have faith.  And no, I have not met goals even in my writing.  I am so limited, but God is not.  In who sees my writings.  

But thats o.k. I will fight the good fight of faith, and continue on.  I will share what the Lord puts on my heart.  I will fight.  Life, is precious.  

But our society, does not protect life.  We do not promote it, or there would not be abortion clinics, throughout our nation.  

Irony of just who I am, my mother, was not able to have children.  She did not want me.  She did not want children.  She actually took medical, advancements, to tie her tubes, and it failed.  I was conceived.  But she did not abort me.  She did not stop the plan of God for me and my life.  I was born.  My father prayed for me.  I am an answer to prayer.  

So, I appreciate life, I appreciate the life God has given me.  Especially, after I accepted Christ as my Lord and savior.  I cleaned up.  Quick!  I repented, I saw how close I was to death, and even hell.

I will not take the cowardly way out, by ending my own life, even when things have been terrible.  And they have been, throughout my life.  I have missed the boat, the plane, and the train, in a lot of things.  Yes, I have regrets.  But I will not give up…

Recently, we have heard in the news of two people, who have given up on life.  They were people in the news.  By their accomplishments, by their gifts and callings.  But they took a wrong turn now.  By suicide.   I won’t name them.  My goodness, they need closure.  For their family.  And then there was a friend in the family, to my son.  He was a young man, and he took his life.  

Why?  

Why do people give up?  Why do they stop caring.  Yes, life is hard sometimes, but don’t ever give up.  That is a spirit of suicide, that goes totally against who we can be in Christ.  And that comes right from hell, not God.  

You have to know who Christ is, and you have to know who the devil is.  And the devil, comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  Read John Chapter 10 from a King James bible.  

Christ, said, He came to give life, and that we “might” have it abundantly.  Might?  Hmm, what does that mean, when you are trying to sort out life, its situations, your hope, your faith, and you are trying, to figure out what to do?

It does not mean taking your own life, or giving up.  I guess, I just come from a place of faith, because thats who I am.  Because I have not always had the success, to say, my life is a success.  Or that I have lived abundantly.  I have not always.  But I dream about it.  I hope for it, and I won’t let go of God, or of my hopes, in having that life abundantly.

Some might say, because I am in my 60’s thats it, well I say, the devil is a liar.  

And I know it.  You see, “But God”….. has stepped in so many times, when I was at the bottom of the barrel, and saved me.  Yes suicide, and giving up, are options, but not if I embrace who I am in Christ.  And thats the whole point here.  

I submit to God.   I resist the devil, and he must flee.  I do it even here, in my writing…. I submit to God, and God can fight the battle in my sickness, in my healing, in my relationships, or in my life, in general.  I won’t give up.

I won’t!

I hold on, even now, and I write, and I let this out of my spirit, to proclaim it.  Because there are people, who do not know God.  They do not know how to believe in God, they don’t know, that there is always a chance, even if it looks like you are not promised tomorrow.  

I have seen as you have, many get a bad doctors report, and they believe, thats it.  Thats the end of it, just give up, take your own life, at your own pace, and they end it.  Thats so wrong. 

Look, my God is not an ATM.  I am not going to give you a bunch of bull, and try to twist your mind, or your spirit, by telling you, just have faith. 

You cannot have faith, if you do not know who God is.  Thats the bottom line.  You have to learn who He is.  You have to know, that He is not mocked.  You have to learn, and know, that He has His commandments, His ways, and we are to follow them.  Not religion.  Not some mans, rules, regulations, and traditions, that he established in a group, and calls it religion, or even Christianity.  

When I see, the distortion of Gods holy word, by so many, by pastors, by churches, it makes me righteously angry.  And I get that because, I know, the truth, the truth, that truly has set me free.  When I see corrupt Bibles, that are part truth, and part lie, yes I get righteously, angry.  

But yet, I don’t push my faith on anybody any more. Oh yes, I did, I would be a liar, if I did not admit that.  But…. I don’t try that hard any more.  I don’t give up.  But I don’t try to force faith, or force belief in God.  Thats His job, not mine.  

But I won’t give up.  Even if He does not answer my prayers.  Even if He leaves me like I am right now.  I won’t….

I will, write, and write, about His goodness, about what pleases Him, because I know Him.  I know Him personally.  

I don’t have a religion, I have a relationship with Him.  And it began, the moment, I saw what He did on that cross for me.  That He took those beatings, that He was nailed to the cross, and endured the pain for me.  The mocking.  The sorrow.  He took it, so I could write this, even now to you.

Don’t give up on life!  Don’t give in to the spirit of suicide, or even giving up for that matter.  After He died, He went straight to hell, to get those keys from the devil, so the devil, would not have that legal right, to make you give up.  Or to steal your soul.  But you have to start even where you are right now….

You know how you begin?

By His holy King James word.  By throwing away that pride, that stupid pride, that wants to deny there is no God.  By admitting, you are a sinner.  By repenting, for even giving up, on God, and on life.  Because there can be a tomorrow.  He can heal you.  Just by what He did on that cross.  He can heal you physically, and spiritually.  

But you have to humble yourself in His sight.  And yes, repent, daily, because we can sin daily.  Many don’t like to believe this, but if you backslide, you can lose salvation, because you gave into sin.  Do we not know, sin, separates us from God?  This is King James scriptural.  He says, He will blot out our names.  Look it up…

READ THESE SCRIPTURES CAREFULLY.

BUT HE GIVETH MORE GRACE.  WHEREFORE HE SAITH, GOD RESISTETH THE PROUD, BUT GIVETH GRACE UNTO THE HUMBLE.  SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD, RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.  DRAW NEAR TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU.  CLEANSE YOUR HANDS, YE SINNERS, AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS YE DOUBLE MINDED.  BE AFFLICTED, AND MOURN, AND WEEP, LET YOUR LAUGHTER BE TURNED TO MOURNING, AND YOUR JOY TO HEAVINESS.  HUMBLE YOURSELVES IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, AND HE SHALL LIFT YOU UP.  JAMES 4:6-10.  KJV.  

You cannot resist the devil, without submitting to God first, dear ones.  

And the devil is the one, that is telling you to give up, give up on life, give up on your dreams, give up on your health.  He is saying give up.  He is telling you that with a spirit of suicide for whatever it is….

Don’t you dare.  I raise up my sword of truth, to tell him, even now, he is a liar, and must depart, yes, I feel sick.  Yes, I hurt, yes, I am sad, but I will never give up on God.  I write this with tears, because I know what its like to give up.  Yet, I gather myself up, even if I have to crawl on my knees.  And I do…

And just this week, again, we saw souls, give up.  And it grieves me.  Because there is always a chance with God.  If only they had submitted to God, resisted the enemy, that spirit, of suicide, and giving up, would have left them.  It grieves me, because His commandment is thou shalt not kill.  Killing oneself, and the temple, He resides in, is wrong.  

I don’t know Gods mercy, in all things.  But if I do not do my part, how can I work out my salvation, with fear and trembling, of Him.  When we are commanded to fear God.  That is not taught by our prolific, ministers.  Because they just tickle your ears.  But I have nothing to lose but my sorrows, by telling you to fear God, and don’t give up!

Sounds easy?  Huh?  It is if we take His yoke.  He told us, take my yoke it is easy…..

TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU, AND LEARN OF ME; FOR I AM MEEK AND LOWLY IN HEART:  AND YE SHALL FIND REST UNTO YOUR SOULS. FOR MY YOKE IS EASY, AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT.  Matthew 11:30-31   KJV.  

Finding rest for your soul, requires your submitting to God, resisting the devil, and He will flee.  This is how we find our rest.

Not by giving up.  Till my last breath, I will trust God.  I will submit to God, I will resist the devil.  Whether or not anything else changes, or not.  I will try and do it His way.  For He is the way, the truth, and life.  

Go to Him now, bow down, in the sight of a mighty God.  Repent, tell Him you are sorry, tell Him, you want life abundantly.  Let Him heal you, and cleanse you, and renew you, for a new lease in life.  Read Jeremiah 17:14, it is a prayer, for healing…..

Yes, life, abundantly, by only doing that….. can start the process.  There is more.  A whole book, that tells you how.  And its not just in the book, I wrote, “HOW TO HAVE FAITH.”  But its in His holy word, a sword of truth, the King James Bible.  Don’t use anything else, if you don’t want to give up.

Yes, I could keep writing, here right now, but a little food for the soul, by writing Gods word, nourishes me, and so I close till, God says, write again, Elena.  

Write it again….

Blessings, and love,

In Christ, 

Elena Ramirez

http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com  

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com 

 

MY THOUGHTS ON OPPOSITION AND REJECTION IN THE BODY OF CHRIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2MY THOUGHTS ON OPPOSITION AND REJECTION IN THE BODY OF CHRIST ~ By Elena Ramirez

There are times, you will share your heart, you will share your faith, and you will find that people will not accept you and will reject you.  It may cause you to draw back.  Because you have been hurt.  Burned.  This is not the time to pull back, but to pull yourself back up, and put on the full armor of God, and raise your shield of faith up.  Give God glory…

This is a time to grow stronger.  To learn, to participate…  This is not a time to get weaker, don’t back off, from who you are in Christ.  Don’t get discouraged with rules, and regulations, and traditions, that are made by men, and groups, that are religion.  Or even rules and regulations made by the world.  

Relationship is obtainable with Christ.  By true pure holy word, from the King James, and by prayer.  Don’t let religion or the world, tell you you are scum, because someone cannot see your potential.  You must see your own potential in Christ, and you must grow!

You see, whats sad, is not everybody respects.  And whats more sad, is you don’t expect especially brothers and sisters in Christ, to turn on you like a dog.  You kind of expect it from the world, but not Christians.  But you need to keep on…..You question your own motives.  And you see when you have been wronged.

Not when you know there is no malice in your heart, in even discussing matters.  Some people cannot comprehend truth, or an open heart.  One that has been healed.  One that has seen truth.  One that really does try to fight a good fight of faith.  It bothers them to see you maintain who you are in Christ. 

I know many people, have a hard time, with my own stance on some matters of God.  I don’t profess, to be always right, but when I know, I am right, and I am challenged, fought with, mocked, rejected, made fun of, I have come to realize usually the person, I am dealing with, has their own issues.  Insecurities….

And so it becomes a challenge, to them, to try and discredit me, or make me look bad, so they can look good.  That is evil. Exactly what the devil, tried to do in the Kingdom of God.  

They may think they are so sly.  With subliminal messages, with words that undermine.  To mock, or puff up, so prideful….to hurt.  Thats the goal by them to hurt. 

But I have learned its not so much the words, but the actions.  The behaviors. People will only be around, as long as you give them attention.  Once you stop that, they stop as well, and you see the fruit.  Walk away. 

Love, loves, at all times.  Even if people do not agree with you.  Something to be said, about just being courteous….

Anyway….

I want to encourage you to keep shining your light for Christ.  There is a lost world out there.  Don’t let people, who have very deep rooted, problems of their own, make you feel inferior, because you are shining.  Shining for the King of Kings.  The Lord of Lords.  You are called to be obedient to this calling….

AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, GO YE, INTO ALL THE WORLD, AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.  HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED:  BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED.  AND THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE:  IN MY NAME SHALL THEY CAST OUT DEVILS:  THEY SHALL SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES.  THEY SHALL TAKE UP SERPENTS: AND IF THEY DRINK ANY DEADLY THING, IT SHALL NOT HURT THEM:  THEY SHALL LAY HANDS ON THE SICK AND THEY SHALL RECOVER.  MARK 16:15-18

There is so much we can do, by being true to Christ.  But religion tries to change that.  It tries to twist and change His truth. As you can tell I do not trust or like religion.  It has tried to hurt me and discredit me.  And this is why, I don’t trust many….And this is why I warn you…..

But you must see, you must know to be careful yourself, you do not get prideful.  Be careful not to get full of yourself because you may know truth.  

Its easy to do, if you take your eyes off of Christ.  But put them back on the Lord, and His suffering, and realize your sins, the sins of that brother or sister in Christ is what put Jesus on the cross to begin with.  To save us. 

This is why when I see, someone at the pulpit, puffing themselves up, or not walking in love, I see, they have to come to that place themselves, and realize the fruit they are producing is not Christ.

Yet they are trying to make someone think and act a certain way, according to the rules of their religion.  This is a spirit of manipulation, and that is like witchcraft.  I thank God, I learned to be submissive to God.  At an early age, but anybody that tries to control me, by denying me, even courtesy, well I can do without.  

Wisdom tells me, I cannot make anybody do anything.  As I do not want someone to try and make me do something.  Religion, tries to enforce things, by even rejecting others, with different approaches.  Or insisting they are right. 

The sad thing is, if you are a Christian, you need to see, we are all growing on the vine.  We may be at different stages.  As a baby Christian, as a seasoned Christian, but we are to walk in love, as Christ commanded us.  To be brothers and sisters, with kindness, respect and compassion.  And when a pastor, or another Christian rejects you, they are being disobedient to the commandment of love.  

Be smart my friends, you don’t have to join them, sometimes, you have to walk alone.  Sometimes, you have to learn yourself, in relationship with Christ truth.  But don’t get turned off by God, just because others in His name rejected you.  Don’t lose your faith.

This is a time, to seek God more, with all your heart, and being.   

You need to be smart by looking at the fruit.  I have opened myself to many, and loved them, but they could not accept my own honesty, or my own flaws, and rejected me, and have been mean to me.  It hurts.  I won’t deny that.  But I have been hurt enough now, to wear my armor of God and quench those fiery darts.  They bounce off of me now.  

But I know the difference now, and I have realized, I actually thank God for those who are mean, because they have taught me to be stronger in Christ.  To seek Him, not religion.  Not people not groups.  I follow Christ, not a person. 

Christ, does not want us to become someones punching bag, or door mat, in fact, when they don’t receive you.  Shake the dust off.   This is scriptural.  Look it up. In a KJV bible. 

You begin to see signals, when people avoid you.  Or when they are not kind, or support you.  Or they only see you and love you at their convenience.  Or on their terms.  But if you share your faith, they are not always mature enough to let someone even have a difference of opinion.  They then snub you. Reject you, openly or subliminally. 

The hardest trials I have learned, is learning that other Christian brothers and sisters really are not my brother or sister, but they have made me their enemy.  Those have been my greatest wounds in life, betrayal, hate, mockery from a person, I called a sister or brother in Christ.  I call that the Judas spirit. 

And for that they will need to examine their own conscience, and to reflect that in their own time for they will be judged by God himself.  

IF I SIN, THEN THOU MARKEST ME, AND THOU WILT NOT ACQUIT ME FROM MINE INIQUITY.  JOB 10:14  KJV.  

People wonder, why I have fear of God?  Why I wonder if salvation is lost?  Because I know that He is the one who will judge me, but if I did not do my best in love, and in guarding my Salvation…. working it out with fear and trembling…I am the one who is responsible for my own growth.  My choices. My soul.  I do not want to reap hell but heaven when I leave this earth.  We reap what we sow.  Galatians 6:7.  Look it up, in a KJV.

God supplied knowledge, wisdom, the tools to help me grow.  Prayer, my King James Bible.  He did his part….He supplied my Salvation through Christ.  But it is my responsibility to stop and reflect now and then.  

Am I doing whats right in the sight of God?  Am I being obedient?  Am I walking in love, am I giving someone a chance to be their own person in Christ?  Am I helping someone, who is maybe trying to help me?  Am I praying….  

Or has pride, stopped my own growth….Am I practicing what I preach?

I know He is the only one who could deny me heaven or hell.  So, I try now more then ever, to walk in love, even if love is not extended to me.  

Its not easy being a Christian, but I would never go back to a life without God.  I would never go back to the ways of the world.  To sin, to just take my salvation for granted.  Not when I know what Christ did for me on the cross.   I just think if we do not fear God, and we take our salvation for granted, we really are in a dangerous place.  A place of being full.  And that being full of ourselves, not God.  A place of taking what Christ did for granted….

So yes, I keep trying to share, I may miss the mark, I may be rejected, I may not even have an audience, of those to minister to.  But I will use what God has given me, here, even to write, and I will pray, God guide those to me, who I can help.  

I will not dismiss, nor reject, nor be mean to someone, because I have an agenda.  But because Gods agenda is far greater then anything I could even consider.  I will continue to shine, my light for Christ.  As He commanded, and I will try to do it in love.  

Thats the best I can offer He who gave His best for me.  

Blessings, and love, 

Elena Ramirez 

MY THOUGHTS TO YOU FOR THE NEW YEAR OF 2016 ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

MY THOUGHTS TO YOU FOR THE NEW YEAR OF 2016

Its the new year. And I want to encourage you this year, more then ever, to seek God. To learn His ways, to obey His commandments, to strive for excellence in your own life. To try and learn.

To change old ways, to be so mindful of the times we are in. To make things right by the ways of Jesus. For He is the way, the truth and life. John 14:6.

You may think, who is she to tell me these things?

I am not a pastor, I don’t have a theology degree. I don’t have any great accomplishments, besides surviving.

But I do know Gods word. My King James word. I am just a writer, who writes for the Lord…

I am just a sinner saved by grace. But I do not take that grace for granted. I am just someone who knows His law. And studies it. I do not just take grace for granted.

I do not want to just stay where I was. Or even where I am, when God is on the throne, and His ways are of excellence.

Yesterday, I heard a pastor say, God loves you just the way you are.

And yes God loves us so much that He sent Christ to die for our sins. But to stay where we are is an insult to what Christ did. But something rose up in my heart when I heard that pastor speak that.

For it does not inspire me, to stay where I am. It does not inspire any of us, if we do not reach for excellence. I was at the bottom of the pit. You may not be able to relate to that. You may have had things come your way, in every way. I was not granted that favor. My life was hard. It still is in many ways…

Things like family, or education, or even confidence did not come easy. I had to fight.

Did you have to fight, when you were a kid, just to survive? I did. And then I had to fight to clear my conscience before God. I had to fight for that which was good, and holy, and to stop walking the fence. Between knowing there is a God, and knowing the ways of the world. Yes fight! A good fight of faith.

Don’t stay where you were. Don’t trust these wolves in sheep clothing to lead you. Thats between you and Christ. To find that narrow path. It is a narrow path, its not easy.

But you know whats harder, being dumb. Or being ignorant to truth, when God gives it to us. He gives us His truth, and commandments in our King James Bible. He says, that His people perish for lack of knowledge. Look it up in a King James.

I wish you all love, and happiness, prosperity, good health that comes first from the spiritual and then is handed down to the physical…

REPENT!

But my prayer is that more then anything that you would see the manifestation of Gods power in your own life. For His glory!

But it is your responsibility to grow. To find out who you are in Christ. He has given you gifts, and callings that are just waiting to be tapped into.

Favor, with people, with situations, but you don’t use it. Some of you, are so beautiful. So famous…. so blessed, and you use it for nothing. Or so it seems.

How sad, it will be for many who will stand before God, and He will ask what did you do for my Kingdom? And they will not have anything to say.

He says, He will tells us I never knew you. And that will include because we did not serve Him.

I don’t want to be one of those. I may just be some girl from the West side of Denver, Colorado. But I know who my father is. I know what Christ did for me on that cross. I know the voice of the Holy spirit, and I will not follow another.

And I will, with all my being especially now as this year starts, I will try and learn and speak His truth. Express it, write it, say it, and give my God glory. Where ever He says go, I must go. If he says go. He has not for a long time…But I will still press on.

I will not be ashamed of the gospel. For it saved me. I will try and learn His ways, and tell others. Because tomorrow is not promised to any one.

Please don’t take your spiritual salvation, and learning for granted. Get a good King James bible, and yes throw those corrupt bibles away. They are not holy. They are not the voice of our Lord.

Step out do something new for yourself and God, your savior the Lord Jesus, don’t stay where you are. Yes God loves you the way you are.

He doesn’t like it, when you don’t grow. When you don’t tell others about Him. Don’t stay where you are. Step out….

This scripture below scares me in fear of God. Because He gives us chances…..

Don’t throw away your chance.

Happy New year…

I love you in Christ, just me, just my thoughts,

AND I WILL MAKE THEE LIKE THE TOP OF A ROCK: THOU SHALT BE A PLACE TO SPREAD NETS UPON: THOU SHALT BE BUILT NO MORE: FOR I THE LORD HAVE SPOKEN IT, SAITH THE LORD GOD. EZEKIEL 26:14. KJV.

HOW TO STIR UP THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT NO BAH HUMBUG ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

When I was a small child, Christmas meant I had a lot of presents under the tree. That Santa would see I was a good girl and come and bring me lots of presents. Now all I want more then ever is that the sweet spirit of Christmas to bring me the true meaning of who Christ is. You can’t find that under your tree but in your heart…in times of poverty or times of abundance. Christ is the gift that keeps on giving. I have learned. His presence is the present… I wrote this about the Christmas spirit. I hope it blesses you… ❤

So your not feeling the Christmas Spirit?  You feel kind of BAH-HUMBUG.  Bah humbug, see that word (bah hum bug), you gotta quit letting things bug you.  So lets start there.

You see, God our King, our Lord, Jesus came to save us all, and HE understands, our sorrows, our pain, our needs.  But you cannot see Him work in your life, unless you allow Him, into your heart.  In every part of your heart.  Not just part of it.  

You know how you catch a cold, its a virus.  Well, that bug, of bah humbug, is a virus to your spirit.  It wants you to feel bad.  It wants you to deny Christ.  So watch that.  

So what do you do when you catch a cold? You concentrate on getting better, you take precautions, and nurture your body.  Well you have to do that with your spirit.  To get into the Christmas spirit…

For it is your responsibility to stir up that spirit.  Lets talk about spirits for a second.  There is that invisible feeling, that is within you, whether it is happiness, sadness, poverty, or even infirmity, which is called sickness, that can make you sick.  These are spirits.

There are spirits, that come from God Himself, and then there are spirits, that come from hell itself.  And you have to identify which is from God, and from the devil.  And when you do, then you can see the beauty of Christmas.  

And you need to know how to control it, and you need to know how to tap into the Holy Spirit of God Himself.  And only God can control it, so this is where submission to God comes from.  Total surrendering….to joy. 

Joy, the joy of the Lord, is our strength.  Nehemiah 8:10.  King James.

To be healed, spiritually, to feel that joy.

But when you are not letting God do a good thing, by even stirring up your hope, your joy, your child like thoughts of Christmas, you are allowing the enemy to steal your joy, that comes from the Holy Spirit.  You do have to see that.  

You have to know who God is, and then you have to know who you are in Christ.  By the Holy Spirit….

This is the first step in a line of other steps but very important.  So please note this:

If you are not a Christian, or if you are a Christian, who has sinned, you need to repent.  And sometimes we don’t even know we have sinned.  But God knows, and His spirit will not be there.  So thats a good place to start.

Repent, this is the very first thing, you must do…..Rededicate yourself to Christ.  Accept Christ into your heart.  Remember what He did on the cross for you.  For this truly is the very, main reason why God sent Him.

Go to God, tell Him, your not feeling the Christmas spirit, ask Him to forgive you.  Ask Him to show you the true meaning of Christmas.  In any way, that He wants too. And then conclude to be obedient.  Knowing why Christmas is so important.  

And the reason that is because Jesus is the reason for the season.  For God so loved the world, that He gave and sent His only begotten son.  (paraphrasing John 3:16.  King James)

Think about that.  God loves us, and sent Christ to save us so we have to sometimes, just identify that, and know how great His love is.  To know what Christmas is really about…

So here are some tips, that I sense the Holy Spirit is bringing to my attention just to stir up that, after you have come to the throne of God, and made it right with God, in your salvation to remind you, on your part, how to stir up Christmas:

  1.  Start by being thankful for what you have.  Friends, family, home, health, protection, your great country…any blessing you can think of, and cannot think of.  Things you may have avoided, or did not know about, but God knew and spared you.  And just let that child like thankfulness “spirit” enter your heart.

  2. Start giving to someone anyone.  Think about someone else, to bless.  In any way you can.  Even out of the ordinary,  Impulsively…Buy someone a gift, a cup of coffee, a homeless person, and just let that spirit of giving remind you, of Gods love, that He gave us.  Give to someone, that you know can never repay you.  But God will….

  3. Remember, to rebuke any negative feelings.  Doubt, anger, sadness, even your feeling of poverty, and remind yourself, at this time of Christmas, the miracle of Christmas.  Think of the angels.  Think of the goodness of God, that God sent angels to go to Mary, and to tell her, she would be the mother of Christ.  Think of all the possibilities.  Remember God said, all things are possible with Him.  FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE.  LUKE 2:37 

  4. Think of Christ and all of the miracles, He did.  As He walked in this life, and the promises He made.  And feel the true spirit of who Christ is.  

  5. Ponder on the miracle of Christmas because of who Christ is. Think of the nativity.  Think of when the three wisemen came, to seek Him, and they followed that star, and the quietness, and beauty of a silent night.  Think of the gifts they brought to bless the King, and then bless God, with your spirit of believing and giving.  QUIET YOUR SPIRIT TO HEAR FROM GOD.  

  6. Be careful and rebuke the Pharisee spirit, the spirit, that doubts, and look at things religiously.  Or that puts down the meaning of Christmas.  That spirit, that will even take a scripture, and try to put down even putting up a Christmas tree.  Or making a mockery of it, by the commercialization.  This really is sin, to deny what Christ came for.  To deny Christmas or to hate it.  So be careful of people who do not see it your way.  Some people are toxic.  You may even think of blessing them.  But if you cannot be near them, or they will spit on that sweet spirit, get away from them.  Bless them but get away.  

  7. Think of love…for truly Christmas is love.  If there is hate, or unforgiveness, again repent, but release it.  Let it flow away from you, and just be willing to see the good in people.  Even mean people, just remember what Christ did for you. 

  8. Ponder on the true holy word.  Get a good King James bible, and look up the nativity.  (Luke 2) Read it to your family, on Christmas eve, or even now, and let the spirit of truth, and Gods love bless you by His Holy word.  This is very important because of the holiness of word.  You want holy, anointed scripture that is not corrupted.  By the changing of words.  PRAY WITH YOUR FAMILY.  BRING CHRIST INTO YOUR HOME.  

  9. Get good Christmas music, and listen to it.  Sing with it.  Dance to it.  

  10. Guard your heart…To give God glory.  Think about how, and any way you can acknowledge who God is, and speak or do anything that will give God glory.  For it will rebuke the enemy.  The enemy of God, who does not want to give God glory.  Be very careful with this. 

  11. Go to a church where the Christmas story is being told.  With the intention of seeing God, or seeing, some kind of sign from God.  

  12. Expect miracles, expect and believe, you see Christmas is about believing, and only you can stir up your heart, to believe.  But this is faith, and faith begins when you pray, and just conclude, not to rationalize, or to analyze Christmas or anything but God.  But to obey.  To obey God, means you are allowing His spirit, in your heart.  Then you will have Christmas.  See it like a child….but be careful to not put anything besides Christs birth as the meaning….

These are just some tips, I am sharing, by the Holy Spirit, but truly only God can touch your heart, to know any of these things.  As you have your part in just being mindful of these things, God will do His part.  

Your Christmas can be merry my friends.  I sense some of you are so hurt, so angry, so cold, and even hateful, of this time of the season.  You may be alone.  You may have terrible memories of this time.  You may have hard, times, that seem unbearable in every way.  But remember, Christ came to save, us, but to also heal us. Isaiah 53:5.( see it from a King James) That healing can also be our spirits.  And nothing is impossible again, with God.  Let that be your hope.  

To conclude this:  Work on your relationship with Christ every day of the year.  This is not a religion, this is relationship we all have to work on with our Lord.  But you will find if you do this, the Holy spirit of Christmas will come to you much easier, it will flow.  Love, never fails.  

Merry Christmas….To all, and to God be the glory, peace, on earth good will toward all.  May the sweet Spirit of Christmas be yours, if all you have is this scripture……God will be with you.  

Invite me to your church function, ladies group, or church seminar to speak at your event……

Much love, Elena Ramirez

BEHOLD A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL, WHICH BEING INTERPRETED IS, GOD WITH US.   Matthew 2:23  

STANDING FOR TRUTH AND NOT THE RACE CARD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do....

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

Let me say who I am, and then you can make your own determination, but I pray, you see the truth, I am trying to bring.  I want to bring some balance.  For understanding.  This is only my perspective.  But I say it as a “free” Christian  Hispanic American.  I say it, boldly, because I have freedom of speech.  

I am a Christian, American Hispanic, fourth generation, a “legal” citizen of the United States.  I state I am a Christian, first, because I am so grateful for what Christ did for me.  I do not take my salvation lightly.  I am grateful to Christ, for taking my sins on that cross, and so I want to serve Him.  I serve Him, in the gifts and callings He has given me.  

I am a writer as a Christian, and an American.  I may express some things, about my heritage, as a Hispanic.  And there is a great legacy, from even my forefathers, who have come into this country, and yes even served as Americans.  And let me add, I love my race!  

But I refuse to play the race card, in trying to motivate someone, or to make a statement.   With my race as the foundation.  I think it hurts us, as a race.  I think it hurts us even in our nation.  Yes, lets celebrate each other, and the gifts we have, in our heritage, and ethnicity.  There are so many different things we can offer each other.  But right now, as a writer, I need to say, its wrong, what I see in our nation.  

Lets be honest, there is discrimination.  There are those, who are not taught to love one another.  Or to accept other people. They do not know, that God says He is not a respecter of persons.  He loves us all.  But we have to see this, in His way, not ours.  

And maybe this may let them see another perspective.  You pray people see the injustice.  But you also see, its their choice.  You may not agree with it, but with the laws that are implemented, one should be able to have freedom if you do it right.  You don’t have to like me, but don’t discriminate because you just don’t like me.  

But what I see right now, in this time of history of the year and month of July, 2015, my country is confused.  

I see hate crimes, and people, justifying it in the name of a flag.  I see, two sides, and I see, both have good points, so I don’t condemn, or put down someones opinion about a flag.  I just wish, people loved each other.

I see laws implemented from our supreme court, and people who have Christian beliefs, are now being penalized, for their beliefs.  In not having association or wanting to have business dealings with those that would contradict their beliefs.  

Are we a nation now, that cannot even pick and choose, or reserve the right to not have business dealings with people who actually offend who we are in Christ?  Some are being forced, by laws, that go totally against their conscience.  

If you saw a bank robber, a thief, for the sake of business, would you have dealings with them?  Probably not.  Because it would go against your ethical, and moral conscience.  

Yes, we are to love one another, but we are not called to be with those that ask us to do something that challenges our own belief systems.  When I look at these people, who now are demanding rights.  I see, they are trying to make a statement as to who they are, and what rights they want.  But that is their choice.  It is as if, they want to be their own “race.”

But….

Why should someone else be penalized because they don’t agree with it, or “contribute” to their belief system.  Or be a part of that race?  Its like all these things if you look at it symbolically is an issue of race.  

But there is segregation, why be forced with someone who does not agree with you?  Because freedom to others, are being denied, when you change the view by political agendas.  

Segregation even in business is o.k. I am not going to sue someone, because they want to go to church together as a race.    Yet someone is being penalized for wanting to be separate from that kind of behavior.  

Our forefathers, implemented laws for that freedom, or religion.  And now it is challenged.   Why are we departing from the foundation of who we are in this nation?

Yet other religions, that come to our United States are given grace in this, but we as Christians are not.  And asking to change things.  Why?  Why should we change our stance, when this is who we are? 

I see a presidential nominee, who made harsh remarks, about Mexico.  And yes, he was harsh, but his motivation, was to protect the borders.  But instead, many are offended by him.  And what I see, is people denying him, freedom of speech.  And they have made a boycott against him.  

I don’t understand, why we as a nation cannot come together and be united, and not love one another.  But if you try to do it politically, its not the same as the way of the Lord.  

Its like everybody wants their “race” or their agenda, upheld, but there is no understanding for those who don’t want to be a part of it.  Some of these agendas, are not legal, to be asked for.  

Why is their confusion about upholding the security of our borders, compared to making it a racial motivation?  And calling it discrimination?  And playing the race card?  Its not about race, its about securing our borders, by the laws that have been implemented.  

So my point, is that we need to find our way.  

Truth, and being united, should come with mutual respect.  Whether you agree with someone or not.  

I certainly don’t want to push my Christian belief on any one, but I certainly do not want to be denied my freedom of speech either.  Or my right to have religious freedom.  Or my right for freedom of ethical matters, to be imposed on me.  By someone else’s agenda.  

But using the race card, to make my point is not right, its not ethical, nor does it promote unity.  

I want to achieve success, by my hard work, but I don’t ask for you to give it to me, because of my race.  I ask God for it, because I really do try and want to please Him first.  By keeping His commandments, by yes the golden rule, to love one another.  But I know even in my bible, it says mark those, who are disobedient to His truth, and have nothing to do with them.  

Christ taught us to hate the sin, but love the sinner.  

We have all come here to this great nation, to have freedom, but don’t deny someone their freedom, because you don’t agree with them.  Know your rights, in the sight of God.  And the law of the land.  

But you have to do it by the laws of the land, as well.  You have to do it, with the mind set, that we as citizens, should have rights.  Our veterans should have top priority, and we cannot take care of the world.   Because of a race, or even a religion.  Our borders, need to be protected.  

Our country is at stake right now, and I see so much division, that is being spoken in the name of being politically correct.  That I think we have lost our moral compass, that our freedoms are being challenged, and that love is being thrown out the window.

I hope in all that you may think, that you would find the balance.  Because we all live here, but we need to take care of one another, and be in unity as a nation.  Divided we fall.  We have to do things legally, in the sight of God and our nation.  

Call me a legalist, if you want but I am not hitting you on the head with my bible.  But I will, and do try and uphold the laws of my King James Bible, and I want to see the laws of the land, especially concerning our borders held up.  

I am grateful for grace.  From God, but we need it here too, so thats why I say let us bless God, and not just ask Him to bless us, as a nation.  

But we have to get “law” and order activated, or we as a nation, will go under.  Spiritually, and personally, as individuals, and as a nation.  

Oh well, this is my thought for today.  Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez