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 

 

WHEN CHRISTIANS DO NOT APOLOGIZE ~ 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…..
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One thing, I have seen, is people do not know how to apologize. Maybe they repent to God, I don’t know. But I have seen especially here on social media, FB, Twitter, and other networks, is that people, really hide behind their computers.

They say spiteful, mean attacking words, that really do not bring light, or substance. And I don’t know, I have had a few battles myself. Where maybe I brought it on myself.

But when I am wrong. I apologize. I don’t let it pass, without humbling before God, and others. I have sometimes, just wished someone well, Gods blessings, and they took my words, and wanted to argue. This recently happened. And I could not understand it.

But I don’t have to take it either. And if someone cannot show me some respect. I don’t need to further communicate with that person. I forgive. But I don’t put up with that kind of nonsense.

I have enough self respect, dignity, and better sense, then to go in the gutter, with someone, who does not want to be reasonable. Especially when I know in my heart, I do not have an ulterior motive, to make someone look bad.

Its sad, Christians, in particular, who still have the ways of the world, in their actions, but have not seen that Christ called us to love one another, to be humble, and to forgive.  I would think that also includes apologizing.  I just don’t think we see, how this holds us back.  How we cannot grow.  How we can get roots of bitterness. How we open a door to the devil.  Folks, this is spiritual warfare.  We have to see, what are we doing!  

In this election process, I have seen filth come out of some people, that say they are Christians.

And I ask myself, where is the love, that Christ said we would be known by? Oh well. Repenting, asking God to show us who Christ is, and yes apologize.  If you call yourself a Christian, love should be there!  You cannot have it, if you cannot learn to apologize, that means being humble.  That means throwing away that pride.  It means asking God….

My thoughts anyway…..

JOHN 13:35 BY THIS SHALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER. KING JAMES.
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ATTENTION THIS IS A TEST PLEASE DON’T DENY GOD ~ 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

More, and more, and more, we see it in the news, we see it in reports, in communications, more and more people are denying God.

They deny Him, by rules and regulations, they try to enforce on others.  They do it, by taking rights away, like prayer.  They try and stifle, freedom of speech.  

They do it by removing Bibles, from hotels, and in any way they can, they try to force their unbelief on others.

Unbelief…..how can something real, and true, deny Himself, to the world, when He exists?  But when someone does not want to believe.  One must know, God does exist, but He will not change, or deny Himself, but He tests us.

Well, we reap what we sow.  It is a principle.  Like what goes up, comes down.  People, do not see, they are being tested.  Tested, to see if they truly believe, and if they accept what Christ did on the cross.

God for whatever His reasons are, does test us.  Everything, we do is written in the book of life.  All of our thoughts, all of our actions, all of our behaviors, He tests us.  He sees, if we will have faith, or if we will deny Him.  He tests us to know whats really in our hearts, and our souls.

I can only surmise, by what my King James Bible says, which is holy and true, and anointed, that He also tests us to see see if we can know the difference between a counterfeit bible, a corrupted bible that has been changed, and revised.  He tests us.

The words, are commanded not to be changed.  Not to be added to, not to be deleted.  Not to be subtracted.  But people don’t see this truth.  They are being tested.  To obey, or not to obey.  

Do any of you remember the story of Abraham?  Read Genesis 22, from a King James bible. In this story, God tested Abraham.  He told Abraham to make his son the sacrifice.  Up to the very last moment, Abraham obeyed, when the angel of the Lord, told him, not to lay his hand on his son.  

But now God knew by this “Testing” that he was obedient and passed this.  God then promised a great blessing, in telling him.  His seed would possess the gate of his enemies.  And He would multiply Him,  because he obeyed God.  Abraham named that place. Jehovah Jireh….the Lord will provide.  Because God provided the ram, for sacrifice.  Like He provided His only Son our Lord Jesus, as the ultimate sacrifice, for us now, in the new covenant.  

Do you ever think, what you do will affect your future generations?  Like His. Do you ever think how your ancestors, may have had a part in what you deal with now?  I do.  Who knows what they did?  But it was either a curse or a blessing.  

So I want to do everything I can to reverse the curses, and to please God.  In fear of God.  I want Gods blessings, but only if it brings Him glory.      

I see this, and I know, we in this journey of life, we reap what we sow.  In other words, what goes around comes around.  And God is not mocked.  Yes we are being tested.

All of us.  For someday, we will all stand before God almighty.  But…Before that, we will see Jesus in the clouds, and the heavens will be opened.  Angels will be on standby and with the trumpets, they will announce that Christ, the King will be here.  Christ will separate those who are true, and those that are not.  

I believe, we all will be judged.  Because of the testing.  Because the records will be opened.

Friend, I don’t know you.  I don’t know what you have gone through.  Why your heart, is the way it is.

But I want to implore you, don’t be like the world.  If you believe, in Christ, as your Lord and savior, you need to see, what you are doing.  You cannot, and I implore you, you cannot live like the world, and expect your salvation to be in tact.

You cannot.  God has His law in place, His commandments, His ways, and if we do not try to obey, with the fear of God, knowing what the consequences are, we will perish.  People perish, because of lack of knowledge.

We seem to allow all these things that are going on, and we are not strong, in the face of evil.  The battle is the Lords, but God does test you.  When you have a chance to speak against unrighteousness, or to praise God, do you?  Or do you just turn the other way?  And silence is expressed.  But it is not golden.  Not if anything we allow takes away the glory of God.  

Do you expect someone else to do it for you?  I have to look at myself, as well, but with all  I have, I have determined, to give God glory.

Yesterday, I had a revelation of my own personally.  There is much I am grateful for.  That God has given me.  All of it.  There have been things I have asked for, and did not get.  But there is also things, I did not want, and did not get, and I am so grateful.  In this thought, I realized, I do not want anything if it takes away from God, His glory, that He so deserves, and is due.  It was so profound to me, and gave me peace.  Because I am dealing with something personally.  My goal is to only give Him glory, honor, and praise.  Anything else, cannot be the priority.  But Him….

Tested, I know, what He wants.  It is in obedience, with love, that I try, and by accepting Christ as my Lord, and savior, I cannot treat this gift shabbily.  It came at a great cost.  His life for ours, for our sins.

So for us to allow anyone, to take that right away, what does that say, when we won’t stand up for what Christ did for us?

All I know friends, it is written in my King James Bible.  We are tested.  And we reap what we sow.  We can do our part.

But it begins by not denying our Lord and savior.  Even in little things.  He told us, if we were ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of us, when we are presented to God the father.

Friend, do not be ashamed.  Do not deny God…..The world will pay for it.  But you can be separate from those that have failed the test.

Just my thoughts today, in Christ, and His love,

Elena Ramirez

DO YOU PLAY “HARD TO GET” WITH GOD? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Before I go further, I want to answer you, and tell you don’t play hard to get with God.  And I will elaborate.

But, I want you to look at this like a fine stone, that has been carved out by the master potter Himself, God almighty.  There are many facets to our life, one part, may show a dinginess, in the stone.  And one part, may be so clear, it glows.  But as a whole, the beauty of  the stone it reflects who God is.

I ask if you play hard to get with God.  Because some of us, when growing up, learned to master that quality.  Holding out, till something good came along, then we have given it our all.

Some did not.  And with regret, there were times, in friendships, and love, I did not play hard to get.  I wanted what I wanted then, and well, sometimes, the results were not worth it.

When you are growing up, you play hard to get with a perspective mate.  Or you should anyway.  My mother taught me that. Yet do we always listen to our mothers?  No.  Sadly.  

Anyway, you hold out, and play hard to get, because you want to see how much, this person is interested in you.  And you test the ground they stand on.

What is it worth to get your attention?  Have you ever noticed, a guy, will not give you too much interest, if you are interested in him?  Men like a challenge, they like to chase the girl.  They like the idea of the hunt.  A woman, or girl, who makes herself so available to him, is not a challenge.  There is no fun in that.

And I will be more explicit here, but a woman, who gives herself to a man, totally, sexually, not only has stopped the challenge, but all is not fair in love and war.  Once a man disarms a woman, there is no more of a challenge, and he got what he wanted, and is looking for another challenge.  Even if he says he loves you.  He may wonder who else beat him to the challenge.  Something is missing now.  The sin, has entered into the equation.

A woman, in Christ, will know how precious her soul, body, and spirit is, and will make a man wait for that love, by not giving herself away.  She sees the value of playing hard to get.  She holds out for Holy matrimony.  Where God can be the foundation, and yes cornerstone for that marriage.  And if the man is smart, he will see her value, and marry her.  In honor.  Sound old fashioned?

Well maybe it is, but Gods ways, are old but true.

I have tried it, and tested the logic and I know what works.  You see, I saw my value about 28 years ago, when I met my husband, and I honored myself, and God.  I played hard to get, by doing it Gods way.  And with success, I have a foundation in marriage, that has stood time.  I thank God.

Now lets talk about playing hard to get with God.  Many of us, have or had that mentality, or thought, that we can do it on our own.  We don’t need God.  Sadly, I once thought that too.  And those were the darkest days of my life.  And with shame, yes shame, I admit, I made so many mistakes, in being misguided, that it also turned into great sin.

If only, I did not play hard to get with God.  I would not have hit the bottom of the barrel.  I would not have had low self-esteem.

Do you notice people who are people pleasers, sometimes, forget their own worth, and they give themselves away.  And I am not just talking about sexually.  But I am talking about always saying “yes” or going above and beyond, for someone or some, who could care less.  Doing something for someone over and over again, that they take you for granted.  And do not appreciate the kindness, or the gesture even in love.  

Sometimes, you have to remember the rule of playing hard to get with people, and in love, because you want good results.  But you must never play hard to get with God.  Never.  

You have to remember, who He is.  He is the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. He is mighty in power and strength.  He is the creator of heaven and earth.  Of heaven and hell.  And yes, He does have the ability to take your name and put it in the lambs book of life, for eternal salvation.  But if your name is tainted with sin, He can remove it, and the destination would be hell.  Why people play with their salvation, and play hard to get in obedience is beyond me.  

But I would not chance on playing with His love.  He is love.  And without His love, our love, is in vain.  Our attempts are in vain.  Unless He builds the house, yes, we labor in vain like the scripture says.  And I am paraphrasing.  But we only have this lifetime, to make the difference.  So repentance even on a daily basis, keeps you shining.  

I suppose, the whole point I am trying to make, is you are that beautiful stone.  And if you let the master, the potterer, take your life, and mold it and shape it, and teach you His ways, you will have something to be excellent, and worthy at.  But you have to see your worth.  You have to see yourself, through Gods eyes.  He looks at the heart, while people, they look at the outside.  But what does God see?  Does He see just lip service?  But the heart is away from Him even in truth.

BUT NOW, O LORD, THOU ART OUR FATHER; WE ARE THE CLAY, AND THOU OUR POTTER; AND WE ALL ARE THE WORK OF THY HAND.  Isaiah 64:8.

THIS PEOPLE DRAWETH NIGH UNTO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH, AND HONOURETH ME WITH THEIR LIPS: BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME.  Matthew 15:8.

More then anything, you have to see who HE is.  How excellent His ways are.  How powerful, and yes even mysterious He can be.  There is no greater force, or love, then His.  No wonder, at His miracles.  Or limit.  

But you cannot, my dear friend, play hard to get with God.  You have to give it your all for Him.  In this life.  For if you do not, there will be regrets.  There will be a sense, of failure.  Sin does separate us from God. You can even lose your way, but you must always remember, He is the way, the truth, and life.  Finding God, means you find the way.  

I just have the sense, that we must do every thing, in the time, we are given.  To give Him glory, to give Him thanks, to acknowledge Him to others.  To be love.  To try and be a reflection of Christ.  Yes we fail.  I know I do, every day.  But then I have moments, where I see, because I do not play hard to get, with God, I am able to be molded into something beautiful, for His glory, even in my words, with truth.  And He is not done with me.  But I will not limit God, by playing hard to get!  Do you understand how deep this thought is?

Please my friends, do not play hard to get with God.  With some people yes, they do not deserve you.  They will treat you like dirt.  They will ignore you.  They will be playing hard to get themselves.  And it goes deeper, because it is the enemies intention to have you fail.  To deceive you.

But with those, who love, truly as Christ does, they will also see your worth.  Those are those, who God has brought to remind you, that you are worth NOT playing hard to get for.  I have learned this even in a day.  How loyal some can be.  But then there are those, who only want what you can give, and even if it is through God.  They play hard to get.

But remember, Christ did not play hard to get.  He went on that cross, and gave His life, the ultimate sacrifice, so you could live.  And live abundantly.  Never play hard to get with that.  It cost too much.  

He said, be Holy, because He is holy.  Play hard to get with others to get that holiness.  But let God in…..

You see, time could run out.  We are not promised tomorrow.  Dont take chances that make you look like you are playing hard to get with God.  

I Peter 1:16 BECAUSE IT IS WRITTEN, BE YE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.  

Another reminder, use a King James Bible, because it is Holy.  Now you know I would tell you that, because you do not want something that has been corrupted.  Have a blessed one.

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

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WHATS MISSING FROM THE CONVERSATION ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Whats missing from the conversation on illegal immigration, in the United States?

The answer: Love and the facts.  The facts, well…

I am addressing this for a few reasons.  And one, is because History, has not given a full account of who we are as a culture.  As Hispanics.  Or Latinos.  And that is a fact, that we will not let history repeat itself.  

Try searching for our contributions to this nation, in your political correct books.  Its not there.  Its not in our school books, or Social Studies, for students.  Or at least it was not taught when I was growing up, in the sixties.  And I think many of us as Hispanics, we want to set the record straight.  And clear the air.   We are a part of this nation.  And history, if you look deeper our contributions will clarify that.  

As a Christian and a servant of the most high God, I have to mention love first, because as I listen to these political candidates discussing immigration, one principle, and component, that is missing,  is the love, with compassion for people.

The King James Bible tells us, that we are to treat the stranger, the alien with love, as we would ourselves.

AND IF A STRANGER SOJOURN WITH THEE IN YOUR LAND, YE SHALL NOT VEX HIM.  BUT THE STRANGER THAT DWELLETH WITH YOU SHALL BE UNTO YOU AS ONE BORN AMONG YOU, AND THOU SHALT LOVE HIM AS THYSELF; FOR YE WERE STRANGERS IN THE LAND OF EGYPT:  I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.  Leviticus 19:33-34.

Do you see the words “love that stranger”? That is missing from the conversation of the candidates.  And if any candidate says he is a Christian or reads the bible is missing that. If he is talking about immigration.

Because we are called to love one another.  And we are called to be kind, and merciful.  We are called to be an expression of Christ in love, and Christ told us, this is how we will be known as the disciples of Christ.  With love.

Now….

I can write this, and say this, because I am an American, Hispanic, Christian writer.  I understand discrimination.  From my own life, even as a Christian, and a Hispanic, but from the history, my family shared with me that happened to them in the Eisenhower Era.  Horror stories of discrimination, and racial profiling.  Of mocking someone, and calling them names, by denying them services in restaurants, stores, and businesses.  And even jobs.  A means to support themselves and their families.  Discrimination.

And from my perspective as I listen to these candidates, I recognize the problem of illegal immigration, but one cannot treat people with rudeness, a dismissive attitude, that is actually instigating hate from these candidates. Violating civil rights.  And I do have to be careful here, and not mention all of the candidates in this group.  But one.  And I will not say his name, for more publicity.

I also see it, from the rhetoric, from behind computers, that screams racial discrimination, and racial profiling.  People are taking this, and feeding on it, and yes behind their computers, are rudely, telling people to go back to Mexico.

Now lets talk about that for a second.  Because the fact is.…Many Hispanics are Americans, and can relate to the problem of illegal immigration.  But we want our borders secured.  We want an administration, that will apply the laws, and rules and regulations, in an effective manner to protect our borders. This is a fact, though, I know not of one poll that was taken.  To clairify this.

I have not talked to one Hispanic American who wants illegal immigration.  So why does the conversation have to take this kind of tone?  This kind of rhetoric?

The problem will not be solved, by spending millions of dollars, to “round up” Hispanics, and boot them back to Mexico.  The government and yes all citizens of the United States, should have figured that a long time ago.  And now, with things so out of hand, you propose sending “Anchor” babies as you call them back to Mexico?  How can you take the Fourteenth Amendment, and now call it illegal?  These American babies have rights.  But to propose to round up all these people, who are part American as well is just wrong.  I hope a solution is found.

But lets talk for a moment about immigration.  For over 500 years, Hispanics, have integrated into American society.  We have fought wars, side by side, with other races for the United States, and we have contributed to this great land, and paid our dues, and our taxes.  Not as Hispanics.  But with the goal in mind to be united in the United States for one cause, to protect this great land, and the freedoms it offers.  And now with this kind of rhetoric we are denied, the grace we have strived for.  And earned.

And for people to use this kind of rhetoric, based on the way someone looks, is racial profiling, and discrimination.  Which is very insulting to our culture.  Especially if you talk to Hispanic Americans, they can tell you a little bit of history, and the “hardships” they have had, in just assimilating into the culture of America.  But one thing, about most American Hispanics, is we are hard workers.

We take the jobs, nobody wants, and we take a work ethic seriously, and apply ourselves.  We are not asking for a handout, or to change the culture like some who come here and try to change traditions, rules, etc.  We want to work.  I want to work as a writer.  But even Christian organizations won’t give me the time of day.  Which is just my personal take and experience on it.  But I know we take pride in working hard.

But we are also educated.  We know, that in this culture an education is needed.  We contribute as law officers, firemen, teachers, real estate brokers, and so much more.  Education has given us these opportunities.

We are a whole country of immigrants, “illegal, and legal”, from the beginning of molding this country into where it is now.  This is why it has been ignored. The subject of immigration.  Where America turned the other eye.  Because if you look at many, some, they never did it legally.  They just came to America.  And assimilated.

But now we have financial problems, and we do need to control the borders, not only financially but secure it for reasons, that protects us all, from intruders, and those who want to harm people, just because they are Americans.  And the truth of the matter is, the system failed.  And now, because the system failed you want to penalize people, pull them up by their roots, divide families, and send them back somewhere, where they may not even belong?  

When did that happen last in History?  I implore you?  When?  History should not repeat itself in this way.  

I want to address this, because what I see if we do not change the conversation, the tone, their will be retaliation. There  will be a rift in this country so great, that it will taint this country and its history, with hate.  God forbid there would be another civil war.  American Hispanics, Hispanics, illegal, or legal, will not condone or accept being treated this way.

I know my roots.  I know my culture, I know my heritage of the people I identify with as Hispanics.  By growing up, in this country, that enough is enough.   We offer the best of ourselves, we offer love, and hope, and accept others.  To live and let live.  But we will not accept discrimination.  We just will not.  

Be warned, and I actually say this in love, we will not accept this kind of behavior.  And God forbid it goes any further, but I know if this kind of rhetoric is not challenged, and people do not see the hypocrisy, by being a part of this kind of hate conversations.  

There will be a fight.  And thats all I can say.  Careful with my own words.  Because I know first as a Christian I am called to love.  And forgive.  But not all my people see it that way.  For when people come to the point where push comes to shove it will be returned.  I just know my culture.  And my heritage as also a legal American.  I know the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.   

And I know we would rather be United, so we all can stand.  Because divided, we will fall as a nation.  But America needs to see the problem, with love and compassion.  And know the facts.

We have roots so deep in America, most of us, that you cannot lump everyone in this basket of hate.  And tell them to leave this country, when their roots are deeper than those whose agenda is based on hate.  With forefathers, who are a part of the land.  And its history.  With American Indian blood.  As also a part of their genetic heritage.  

We need to love one another.  We need God, more then ever.  America needs to repent, and find its way back to God.

Folks, and that just does not seem to be on anybodies agenda.  We need order.  We need our borders secure.  We need common courtesy and respect, and acceptance of who we are in America.  As we offer it to you as well, and your ethnic differences, that make your race great.  What ever that race or ethnicity may be.

But we need to see the problem.  Leaders have to have the mind of unity, and not division in this country.  For all races, and all people.  They need to speak it out in their speeches, to unite people instead of instigating a fight.  Or with silence.  With a solution, that does not require hate. Please see this, before this gets out of hand.  We all have to see this.  We all have to see our own behavior, and be accountable.

Truth of the matter is, whatever decision that is we are accountable to God.  I pray, it is with compassion and love.

Thank you, Elena Ramirez

Dear Gente, my beautiful people who are created in the image of God. Our culture like any other want to live and let live. All people are created in the image of God but not all people feel that way at this time. All babies are gifts from God, in the heritage of our culture. This is why I will vote Republican. But I will not vote for racists or haters. Be strong in who you are. Be courageous. Let us be educated and particapators of the voting process. Our American Hispanic votes count. God bless you… Let us seek God in these times.

Querida Gente, mi gente bella que es creados a la imagen de Dios. Nuestra cultura como cualquier otra quiero vivir y dejar vivir. Todas las personas son creadas a la imagen de Dios, pero no todas las personas sienten de esa manera en este momento. Todos los bebés son regalos de Dios, en el patrimonio de nuestra cultura. Por esta razón voy a votar republicano. Pero no votaré por racistas o enemigos. Ser fuerte en quien eres. Ser valientes. Ser educado y proceso de particapators de la votación. Nuestra América hispana votos cuenta. Que dios te bendiga…

Debemos buscar a Dios en estos tiempos.

 

WHEN YOU HAVE TO BE EXTREME AND TAKE A STAND ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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The promptings from God, require that sometimes you have to be extreme and take a stand.  Even here to say, I am a Christian author, tells others, that I am a servant of God.  So as a servant of God, I sense and see that this comes with great responsibility.  Because of who God is, and His plan.  

What I have learned, is God is very strategic.  He has a plan for everything, and when things come together, there are miracles, there are answers, and there is evidence.  And this always gives God glory.  

So because I know that, I have to discipline myself sometimes to take a stand, and yes be extreme.

Growing up, I always tried to take the middle road.  I tried to avoid conflict but it somehow or another found me.  I tried to do things my way, and well, if any of you know me, that did not turn out too well.  

I wanted to sing, and be another Diana Ross, that did not turn out well.  But, yet, I knew if I wanted to sing, I had to stand in front of an audience.  I did.  I sang.  And I was not a bad singer for the most part, though, I can laugh a little about it now, but I would sing spanish songs, and I did not know the words, I just imitated the words.  

People saw through that.  I saw through that, and I gave up.  Maybe I could have tried at it harder but I gave up.  I did not like the lifestyle.  I did not like being in bars.  

I did not know Christ as my Lord and savior, so I was very misguided.  I always say, I missed the boat, the plane, and the train.  But did I?  And in this cycle of life, success, can still come around….  

Yet in my writing, well thats different, I do get extreme, and I do take a stand for who I am in Christ.  I strive for truth.  I speak Gods truth from my King James bible.  And that gives me the greatest confidence, ever.

I know I was meant to write for the Lord.  Success, well according to the worlds standards, I may not have accomplished that.  But there is a real wonderful sense of just knowing truth, and knowing who God is, and being able to articulate it to someone.  To perhaps help them.  To share knowledge, to inspire someone, to bring truth.  And yes to always try and give God the glory.

So, why am I writing this?  Because I have learned, and I am still learning to stretch myself.  To know, sometimes I have to get out of my comfort zone.  Growing up again, I was not encouraged to do that.  No one took me by the hand and said, Elena you have to be bold.  You have to be strong, you have to do this.  

In fact, maybe you can relate.  But I have found, to survive sometimes, and yes thrive, you have to reach out, and grab the ring, and hold on.  You have to try…..

I get frustrated with people, who do not try to grow.  Who just take, but do not give.  Who sit around on the sidelines.  Yes, I know God loves them, and so do I, but they don’t inspire me.  I like being around people, who try.  I am inspired by those who know every day is gift from God, so they try to bless God in return.  

But I have noticed, those that I admire, have a boldness, a confidence, a sense to reach out and try.  When I see people, are just handed something, even in their looks, but they use it for the wrong thing, I think what a waste.  

Now I have had confidence issues, self-esteem issues, but deep down inside, I know who I am in Christ.  And Christ tells me I can do all things through Him.  Phillippians 4:13.  So I take that to heart.  I don’t give up.  I have not reached a measure of success, in my life financially.  

But I live a good life, a clean life, a healthy life, and a life of love.  With my family, my husband and son.  With God front and center, in all my thoughts, and decisions.  And the love I have….they are gifts, but gifts I do not take for granted.  Yet, I still long to do something great, to at least say I accomplished this, and for God.  

So maybe my inspiring you, can be that great thing you can do.  You see, just getting by, just standing on the sidelines, may make you safe, or so you think, but what if God wanted to use you for something, and you don’t want to take that stand?

You might, you could miss out, on the greatest opportunity that ever came your way.  “Could have, would have, should have”…..might be the questions you asked yourself.  If you are not bold, and extreme.

So you have to be prayed up.  You have to just make a commitment, to be ready for that opportunity.  It may just require you to be bold, and take a stand, and be extreme.  Get the word of God, the King James word….because to be honest the enemy will try to stop the plan of God in your life.  And you always need a defence.  

Just remember this, and I guess this is the scripture that inspired me, but I don’t want to be ‘lukewarm” in life.  Neither cold nor hot.  And when I stand before God, I don’t want him to say I missed it.  Over and over again.  Something about pleasing God motivates me, and inspires me…  

SO THEN BECAUSE THOU ART LUKEWARM, AND NEITHER COLD NOR HOT, I WILL SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH.  Revelation 3:16. 

Because you know that if you ask Him, He will use you.  It may feel uncomfortable, but you will grow, and gain a strength, and a sense of who you are so much, that it will build your confidence.  

So get ready, to be bold, and extreme.  And then just walk into your calling, and blessings.  

Much love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez