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 

 

DO YOU KNOW WHY LOYALTY IS SO IMPORTANT? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


DSC_0013.jpgDO YOU KNOW WHY LOYALTY IS SO IMPORTANT?

By Elena Ramirez

Do you know why loyalty is so important? The right kind of loyalty? The kind, that is kind, and holy, and beautiful. And good? The kind that is love?

The kind of loyalty, that is true, and royal, that comes from God, is the kind we should all aspire to do for one another. But you cannot have that unless you are loyal to God first. And that is my goal.

Whether someone agrees with me or not. I work out my salvation, with fear, and trembling. Fear of God.

Just remember, and do not ever, ever forget….the Lord, knows about loyalty. God the father, had His Kingdom all in tact, till the enemy the devil disrupted heaven, with his jealousy, and was disloyal, causing war in heaven.

When Christ walked the earth, and He had his disciples. How true were they, when Judas, betrayed Christ, and yes even Peter denied knowing Him?

Folks, God knows and sees, disloyalty. He will not bless being disloyal. Just saying, so next time, someone trusts you. Don’t play with their heart. Because you may lose someone who is true, and was loyal to you. And worse you may lose the sense of what is true and loyal.

Be accountable to God and others, repent, when you see this in yourself. It can come to any of us so easily, but if you love God, you will be loyal to God first. Then to others.

You have to see this, if you truly want to serve God, or to have your salvation in tact. Its called love. Loving God first, then others, as we are commanded.

This is what I aspire to do, and if someone cannot see that and make fun of it. Mock it, try to undermine it, or call it being melodramatic. Or any kind of sarcastic name. I really have nothing else to say….. Nor will I waste my time. I will shake the dust off.

I will walk with Christ….. He understands loyal. He understands love. He taught me love, by saving me. By showing me what He did on the cross. I will be loyal to that.

I love the Lord, and thats who I am, take it or leave it. I love my friends. And I am loyal to them. But I know the difference. A friend, truly loves at all times. Not when its just convenient.

Its always a choice.

AND JESUS ANSWERED HIM THE FIRST OF ALL COMMANDMENTS IS, HEAR O ISRAEL; THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND, AND WITH ALL THY STRENGTH; THIS IS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT. AND THE SECOND IS LIKE, NAMELY THIS, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF, THERE IS NONE OTHER COMMANDMENT GREATER THAN THESE.
MARK 12:29-31. KJV.

In Christ, praying to always be loyal to the King of Kings…….

Elena Ramirez

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

SO YOU THINK YOU ARE “ENTITLED” TO FEEL WHAT YOU FEEL? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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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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Think again!  Be warned, this is not going to be a feel good message, that tickles your ears, or sugar coats truth.  To just let you go on your way.  Nope this message, my post today, my thoughts, that I submit to God, will not do this, but I pray, that will open your eyes to truth, for a real spiritual revival and understanding.

Because none of us are entitled to feel the way we do.  How dare any of us, think we are entitled.  Because it then gives you permission, to do what is wrong.  But many do.  And many do, not having the fear of God.  Or a sense of guidance from God, and so everything they think or do, without God, turns into pride, and they think they are entitled.

Entitled, to be angry, entitled to hate.  Entitled, to do what they want, when they want it.  To just take it.  Entitled, to disobey Gods truth, and choose what they want. Entitled to hurt others, with no parameters.  And even entitled to deny God!  The worst….

And this is just scratching the service.

Because even though God gives us the choice in emotions, or thoughts, to choose from.  The truth is we do not know without Gods instruction, how to see that we are not entitled.  Lets use a couple of examples forgiving, and fear, to make the point.

You see, we are called to forgive.  We are called to walk in love.  We are called, to first and foremost, love the Lord with all our hearts, and souls, and minds, and obey.  That love should be there.  

But it is not there, when you don’t forgive.  When you choose, to be angry, because someone hurt you.  So you feel “entitled” to keep those bitter ugly feelings, because you were hurt.  Well hello….we all are hurt, at some point or another.

But it is what you do with that emotion, that feeling, that can come straight from hell, by either obeying God, or disobeying Him.  If you do love God, with that commandment, you give Him the hurt, because lets be honest, He was hurt the most, by going to the cross for all of our sins.  But you give Him this love, this pain, this sorrow, whatever it is, and you forgive, because this is what He did, for you, and for me.

Entitlement, owning what you feel, can sadly, be misrepresented, to deceive you.  How can any of us, truly understand, the spiritual implications though, unless we know Gods ways?  And He tells us, our ways, are not His ways.  But we are also told in scripture, we can have the mind of Christ.  Look it up, as well in a King James bible.

But we have to reject this sense of entitlement and to totally bring it to the obedience of the cross.  

CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST; II CORINTHIANS 10:5.

Obedience is the only true sense of entitlement, to trust God, to change us.  But, if we go on, with humanistic, thoughts, with no foundation in Christ, we are being deceived.  Because entitlement, can cause you or me, to walk in pride.  Pride that thinks its your accomplishment, or your right, so it puffs up your head so big, you forget to be humble.  You forget to extend mercy to someone else, to forgive.  To even be kind…

And lets just be honest.  God hates pride.  He will not bless pride.  So you think your entitled to be prideful?  Think again…

Now lets talk about fear, for a sense, because many times, we have fear.  And something has also caused us to be timid, or to be afraid.  And I don’t dispute that we can feel that.  Sometimes it is our gut instinct.  But what I am saying, is God in His word, for an example, has told us in II Timothy 1:7.  He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.  I am paraphrasing this, but look it up from a King James….

There is that thought of a sound mind, again, and that comes from Christ.  But you may think you are entitled to go around every day, afraid, of every little thing, and mess your head up daily, and speak fearful things, because you don’t know God, can take care of it.  So you torture yourself, in your sense of entitlement, and you torture others with this fear….

God have mercy, that you see this.  How can you have faith, unless you give God that fear, so you can have faith?

We have to learn, how to harness, anything we feel, and see, very carefully where we go wrong.  

BUT GOD LED THE PEOPLE ABOUT, THROUGH THE WAY OF THE WILDERNESS OF THE RED SEA:  AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WENT UP HARNESSED OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT.  Exodus 13:18.

We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  We all make mistakes.  But if we continually make mistakes over, and over again, we do not learn.  Not only will we come short, but we will totally miss the plan, God has for us.

What I am trying, by the grace of God for you to see, and for myself as well.  We really are not entitled to anything, without Gods mercy.  Without His permission.  Without His approval.  Without the life, He gives us.  He is so gracious.  He gives us a choice.  It has always been a choice, since the beginning of time, even with Adam and Eve.  But we reap what we sow.  These are principles He has established.  Laws of Gods Kingdom.  So we have to see it now.  And then sometimes, we run out of time.  There are no more chances.  There are no more extensions of this grace and mercy.  

THEREFORE TURN THOU TO THY GOD: KEEP MERCY AND JUDGMENT, AND WAIT ON THY GOD CONTINUALLY.  HOSEA 12:6.

I am trying with all my might, to just find my way myself.  But I know, that Christ is that way.  He is the truth, and life.  JOHN 14:6.

I can look back, and I can see, how I have made my own mistakes.  Even sins….By assuming, and thinking I am entitled to feel what I feel, and do what I wanted to do, and it led straight right to hell on earth.

Folks, even in the Bibles we choose.  We are not entitled to disobey God in this.  Not when the King James has been established, to be holy and anointed, how dare any of us, use something that would be corrupted, or changed.  When the warnings have been there, do not change, add, or delete His Holy word.  If Revelation 22:18-19 does not warn us enough, that salvation could be lost, or our names removed from the book of life, what is it going to take to lose that sense of entitlement that your salvation is secure?  Nothing is worth losing our souls over.  For hell is eternal.

And lets talk about entitlement concerning your soul.  Do you think it is secure?  So you sin, and do not repent?  Think again.  Don’t play with your salvation, because you accepted Christ, as Lord and savior, but returned to sin.  You are not entitled!  God is not mocked, and that fear of God should kick in, because you are in eternal danger.  

And to be blunt, you will be entitled for God to judge you and send you straight to hell, if you do not take Him at His Holy word! Thats just the way it is.  He is God!  

But heaven be yours by what He did, in making Him your Lord and savior, and that is an entitlement, He has promised.  But that is only gained by Christ.

And I think though, that if we become aware of this and lose that sense of entitlement, we have, that is not His ways, even in what we feel, and take it to the obedience of Christ, and take it to search for God, we can find our way, His way.  For Christ is that way.

I told you this was not going to be a feel good message.  But it can help you, I know it.  But you or me, we are not entitled, to anything.  Without God, we are lost.  And how dare any of us, think we are owed anything, but to love one another.  And love God with all our hearts, souls, and minds.

What a waste, if we think we are entitled.  And worse yet, to the one who demands to be served, because you feel entitled.  Open your eyes, your heart, your soul.  Quit stealing, what does not belong to you.  Even in words.  The only one truly entitled is Christ.  For He without sin, took our sins.

I hope this helps.  Entitlement…..

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (‭Matthew‬ ‭18‬:‭23-35‬ KJV) 

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

A REFLECTION IN JUDGING MYSELF ~ 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

Sometimes, you just have to stop in your tracks, and look, and see where you are, and see what got you to where you are.  This could be in the spirit, and yes even in retrospect, of decisions, and choices, things that motivated you, and see the result of where you are.  I think it is healthy to do that, now and then.  To judge yourself.

I think we can trust our instincts sometimes so well, that we can mislead ourselves.  We think we know what we are doing as right.  We think we can do this, and that with “confidence” and we can go down a wrong road.  Confidence is a wonderful thing, but to be honest, as I reflect and judge myself, I see my confidence was misguided, very much so, especially in my youth.

It depends on what you are confident in.  I am confident in God.  Not myself.  You see, and I guess, I am writing this, in reflection to where I am right now. But, I think I missed it. Because I was confident. I think, I missed, the boat, the plane, and the train, and had to walk out this journey, with God.  I did not get an open door, a vote of confidence, or guidance.  And I know I fell through the cracks.  I know it.

And because I found God and He NOW walks with me, I know He can change a life.   I made so many mistakes being confident.  That at one time, sadly, I denied God.  I believe I reaped that.

We do reap what we sow.  And I did.  Now I know God can change a life, He can change a disposition, a soul, and some things one can never change about them.   Because you are too far down the road now.  But you can start where you are, and walk with God and He might give you a different perspective.  But to trust yourself, that can be wrong.

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART; AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING.  PROVERBS 3:5.  

Today, I don’t know, I feel like everything I have tried to do on my own has failed.  I have no confidence in that any longer.  Unless God builds the house, we labor in vain.  That is scriptural.  And sometimes, I get discouraged, when I share truth, and it is dismissed.

Today, somebody, in the body of Christ, who could be very influential in this truth I know, about the King James bible dismissed me.  They dismissed me, nicely but dismissed me nonetheless.  It has happened quite often, that I have seen it, more then I care to elaborate.

And just the reality of that, when you know truth, can make someone sad, and wound them.  Rejection has never been something I look forward to.  It has happened in my life a lot.  But, maybe because of that, I can shake the dust off.  I can go on, and try and obey God.  Even if someone does not believe what I tell them.  My armor has gotten thicker.  The armor of God can quench the fiery darts of the enemy, even rejection.

You see, when I speak truth, it is because I have judged myself.  I see the error of my ways.  I see that Christ is the way, the truth, and life.  I see, my life, would not mean anything, unless I stood on truth, His truth, my King James bible.   For I see the discrepancies that other bibles bring.  So when I tell someone truth, to not use another bible version, or to tell them they are corrupt, and I see them using these lies from the devil.

Its not that I am judging them.  But I have judged myself to see, even in a time frame, of when I did not search for God, I made mistakes.  And when I searched for Him, and used corrupted Bibles, I sensed a time of confusion.  I have judged myself.  I want to spare someone confusion.  I want them to hear Gods voice clearly.  I want them to avoid some or all of the sorrow I have reaped, because I was so confident in myself.

Some people think there is no God.  But they are confident in themselves, and they will reap what they sow.  When someone believes in God, but does not obey Him. when they use corrupted bibles, they reap the confusion.  But not only that the enemy is successful in deceiving them.

When I tell them and they are so confident the word that they use is of God.  But it is not.  Because God does not lie.  All I can do is shake my head, because those that have changed Gods word, have disobeyed God.  I warn them to compare themselves to the different versions.  And the King James as the lump. To pray, to take the King James word literally.  This is so very important, and I know I need to practice more myself, what I preach.  But prayer, consistent prayer, will bring a sense of Gods voice, to add to your confidence.  Pray till you hear from God.

I pray for people to know truth, but all I can do is try.  The rest is up to God.  So I will pray more….

Do you judge yourself now and then?  I hope so, but ask God by His spirit, and by His holy word, to reveal the truth.  That word is the King James Bible.

FOR IF WE WOULD JUDGE OURSELVES, WE SHOULD NOT BE JUDGED.  I CORINTHIANS 11:31.  

Blessings, in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

LOVE FILLING THE VOID IN LIFE ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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Love….I sense in my spirit, that the Lord is longing to draw us closer to His throne.  To have a sweeter, and deeper relationship with Him.  To know Him, to see His power, and His glory revealed.   To have more of a personal relationship with Him.  To know true love.

There is a void, that we all have, if we are not close to Him.  If we deny Him, or if we do not work at this relationship of love.  For you see, it is a relationship.

It is not one-sided.  He has done His part, in so many ways, by revealing to us, a savior, and that is Jesus Christ.

God is a King, the King of Kings, and a King, does not have to do things according to what people expect, but we are to do things according to what He expects.

Merciful, and kind, loving, He reveals Himself to us in a sunrise, a sunset, a bird, a flower, a healing, an after thought, a miracle….

Yet, I believe He is ready to step out and do more, and reveal more.  If we only believe.  If we only obey.  If we only take what He has given to us, and we honor it.  We hold it as precious.  We do not abuse, this gift called grace.  For we know it came at such a great price of our Lord Jesus.

Hungry, and thirsty for our savior, will cause us to be fed, and to fill that void in our life.  Searching even “how” to love Him. Even through the good times.  Sometimes, the bad times, the times, where it seems He does not answer you, makes you realize, who He is.  It makes you realize, how important it is to get it right according to His standards.

You know the scripture says, we reap what we sow.  So you see, what you have done, in the past, to even get you to where you are now.

Nothing fills that void, like being near Him.  Nothing fills that void, if you have done something that will cause His holy spirit to be grieved.  But love, love will keep you.  Love will remind you, by the Holy spirit, not to grieve Him.

He says be Holy, for He is holy.  How can we, when we let other things get in the way of our relationship?  How can we, if we choose not to obey?  If we choose the ways of the world?

There is no way.   Only Christ is that way, the truth, and life.  If we would only see, with our spiritual eyes, and heart, how precious our Lords love is.

This is not about religion!  Please, no matter what you have been taught, please know, God is real.  But He does have His ways, His expectations.  His standard…..His love….

We are on the vine with Christ.  But, we cannot not bear fruit for Him.  We cannot withhold love, or withhold praise to Him.  We have to constantly be in a place, where we are loving Him, seeking Him, being obedient to Him, serving Him, serving others, walking in love.

Growing!  Not complacent, not passive, not quiet, not burying our talents in the ground, and not watering them so they can grow.

No we have to constantly be in a place, where we are yes hungry and for Him, for the King.  Being an expression of love.

Dear one, I just know, that we must seek God, we must let Him fill that void in our life.  Life is not life without Christ.

If you are not sure, how to find Christ, just call on Him, do some soul searching, some searching of King James scripture, and look for the holiness, and the authenticity of a real relationship, based on love.  I pray you find it.

I pray I do too.  I never want to lose this sense, of giving Him praise and glory.  I never want to lose this great love I have for Him.  But I have to do my part.  I have to nurture this love.  With Him, with others, and I cannot let other priorities, or success, or even failure, get in the way of that.

Finding my balance, finding my place, to always be near Him to fill that void, is my responsibility.  And I take it to heart.  I take it to understand, this thing of being fulfilled in life requires my part, and I know, nothing else can take the place of my Lord.

Nothing, so I guard my heart, with all that I can, to please Him.  I felt led to share this today,

I pray you are inspired as well.  May you see, how important it is to let Christ fill that void in your life.

Blessings, and love, Today is Valentines Day. (2014) Lots to do, but love has to be the priority.  Even as I write this.  I pray, you sense, and know how much God loves you, and you sense and know how much you love God.  Love never fails…

It may just begin, by repenting, and accepting Christ as your Lord and savior.  Even if you have done that before, but you sinned, clean the slate.  Love….

Just my Thoughts, Elena Ramirez

For in Jesus Christ neither circumicision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision but faith which worketh by love.  Galatians 5:6

ARE YOU INDEPENDENT OR DEPENDENT ON GOD THIS FOURTH OF JULY?


I love my nation, the United States of America.  And our history, is such an inspiration, as to where we came from, who we are, and why we are the great nation that we are.

This is the first sentence of the Declaration of Independence, that was established July 4th 1776.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We established, our Independence, from England, because we wanted to serve God, and do things our way.  Not religion, but basically relationship.    We wanted freedom of speech, and freedom in all areas of our life.  Or at least, that is my interpretation.

And it just made me think, that we are a free nation.  But what do we do, in this freedom, if we are free from God?

I appreciate my freedom in this country, because of the Declaration of Independence.  But I never, want to be independent of God.  Never.

Many of us, have the rights we have, because we do live in this great country.  It is a privilege, to live here in the United States, if I do say so myself.  Because I see many nations, do not have the  freedoms that we have.

But what good is it, if we are “Independent” from the God, who created us and gave us our rights?

This day, I feel compelled, to “declare” my own “Declaration of Dependence” to the God who created me.  I want to separate myself, from unbelief, and doubt, and fear, and embrace, what God promises me by his word.  For, I believe, every promise from God.

I am so grateful, God made a way, by Jesus Christ, so I truly can be free, and free indeed.  Now I know, this is a personal declaration.  But I tell you in Christ’s love, that I just feel like we need to bless God.  We ask God to bless America, but do we really want to bless God?

I know, I do.  I am grateful, for my salvation.  My declaration, is pretty basic, but it makes sense to me.

MY PRAYER AND DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE TO GOD:

Father, I declare, and embrace your promises, from your Holy word.  I declare, you are the one true God,  And to me, there is no other.  I declare, by the blood of Jesus, and by his sacrificing of His life, that I am free, and free indeed.  

According to your promises, from your Holy word.  I declare, and believe, that the word of God, is truth, it is infallible, and the uncorrupted, word of you God, almighty.  I recognize You my Lord.  And I bless you.  Who I adore, and praise, and thank.  

I declare, and give thanks for the great nation, I live in.  This United States. How I pray, every nation, would be founded on your truths, and love.  

Lord, I declare, my “dependence” belongs to you, creator of heaven and earth, and my life.  

I declare you, are my God, and I am declaring, my gratefulness to you, for letting me live in this great nation, of the United States.  

I declare, today, and with my own voice, this fourth of July, that yes, I bless you my God, and I ask that you bless America.  

I declare, and honor, those, who have given their life, to serve this nation.  To protect our rights.  I pray, America, will never forget, where we came from, who we are, and because of you, we truly are free and free indeed, if we recognize, Christ our savior.  

This is my declaration and prayer, of dependence to you Lord God Almighty, and I can write this, and say this, because of the Declaration of Independence, that was written in 1776.  

Thank you Lord.  For every good and perfect gift, that I have, is because of you, almighty God.  And because of this Lord, I will serve you all my life.  Yes, Lord, this is my “Declaration of Dependence to you.”  In God, I trust.  

In Christ, and love, “Just my Thoughts”  Elena Ramirez

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Prayer Of Salvation

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WILL GOD ANSWER MY PRAYERS IF I HAVE SIN IN MY HEART?


God is so good, and so kind, and merciful, I know.  He has brought me up, out of the mud, of life, and loved me.

His ways, are worth searching out.  Because of who He is.  Not only because of what He can do, or His power, but because He is love.  And in his love, there is a grace, For, He does extend kindness, to answer a prayer.  Thats why He is God.  He knows, everything.  And concerning us.

He changes a person from within, and I just know, from my own sins, from my own lack of understanding, that God extended grace.  It truly is a gift.  He has answered many a prayer, and was I worthy? Probably, not.  Because I know there was sin in my life.  But from growing now, and knowing what His word says, I have a changed perspective. To want to please him.  With all of my heart.  Because of his grace.  Because of Christ, and all He has done.  That gives wisdom.

And so, as I share with you, I cannot completely say, and will not judge or limit God, as to whether you deserve an answer to prayer or not.  That is never my place.  And to be judgmental, to anyone scares me.  Because I am someone, who has often failed.  But His love never fails.  Because He knows the heart, and He knows the need.  He knows, why the prayer is needed.

But we have to look at the word.  And, if we look at his word, we will also know, that he will not honor prayer, if sin, is evident.  So, the answer is No, according to the scriptures, of Psalms 66:18.

IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART, THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME.  King James Version.

Unrepented sin, in any shape or form, will block your prayers from being answered.  Not walking in love, and being unforgiving, will also hinder your prayers from being answered.  Murmuring, and complaining, not being grateful, judging others.  Seeking ungodly counsel.  Horoscopes, fortune tellers, idolatry.  Greed, cheating others. etc.  These are things that can stop a person from getting answers in prayer.

You must fear God, to know, not only will He not answer your prayers.  But one may be in eternal jeopardy, in the event, that they would die.  They would go to hell.  If the sin, has not been covered by the blood of Jesus.  In fear of God, for the fear of the Lord, truly is wisdom.  And in this wisdom……

We must always remember, God is a Holy God.  He is sovereign, and  cannot look upon sin, and justify it.  His ways, are beyond our ways, and He does not reason as people do.  People seriously, do not understand this, nor do they heed his ways.  Just look at our world.

But if we really take into consideration, who God is, and if we apply his truths, his commandments into our lives, we are very likely to get answers.  So, where should a person start?

By approaching his throne, humble, repentant, and yes, knowing his love is pure, and Holy, and deserves, honor, praise and respect.  Then, when you are in that position, boldly make your requests known.  Reminding God of his word.  But if sin is there, your faith, won’t be active.  Your heart won’t be right.  You won’t be able to hear from God, even comfort, because the sin is evident, in your heart.

When I was the Prayer Coordinator, at a local Christian ministry, I would always instruct my prayer intercessors, to have the person, calling for prayer, to remind people of this scripture.  My goal, and some would consider this a “method” and some did not like the idea, of me, implementing this, but I would actually, lead a person, to the Lord, by them saying a Prayer of Salvation.

Many did not like this, method, or my way of thinking, because they felt, if they have given their hearts to God, all should be well.  Yet because of the prayer request, in some cases, (not all) one could see the sin. And not to judge them, but it was obvious, sin was evident.  But not accepting sin, as a consequence, of a deep rooted problem (unrepented sin) that is just another lie from the enemy, the devil.  He does not want us to come to God humble, remember he is a liar.  And remember, he has pride.  Pride will hold you back from acknowledging the sin there.

So, no it is not all well.  We reap what we sow.  This is a principle from God.  Sin, is sin, and when we understand, we are to come to God, humble, repentant, even, if we have not felt we sinned, God lifts the humble, and He turns from the proud.

Saying a prayer, of Salvation, or saying a prayer of repentance, ensures, that God will hear your request.  Because He lifts the humble, and turns from the proud, coming to God, asking for forgiveness, asking, because of what His word says, will put you in the right position, to get answers.  You want to start from a clean slate.  You want to be willing, ever so willing, to do things Gods way.

So what better way, then by repenting, and saying the Prayer of Salvation again?  At least you know, in your heart, that you took the sin to His throne, and you have given him this, so you can start right in prayer.  Then boldly you can seek His face.  Because you have laid it all before him, not trying to hide the sin.  (Check out my link below for the Prayer of Salvation.)

Reminding God of his Word, will get you answers.  But if you come to him, expecting him, just to answer you, with an attitude, of the sin, within, God cannot honor that.  He will see the sin there, and may turn away.  Pleading the blood of Jesus, knowing, God looks at that, when our hearts are right with him.  Is truly what he will look at.

There is a right way, to pray, there is a way, to get results, by the word of God, but you have to be willing to learn, Gods ways.  According to his truth.  I know, it is a journey, and it does take time, but the results, will increase your faith, and will ensure to get answers from God.  Even repenting, for unknown sins, sins you may have thought, or sins, that you may not even know about may be evident.

Loving others, will begin your faith as well….for we know faith pleases God.  Hebrews 11:6.  If you have no faith, I hate to say it, but that is a sin, as well.  So one must always be searching God and within judging our ownselves, for God to see our hearts.  And in doing so, having peace, as we come to God, and His holy throne.

One should, always be approaching God, from a  heart, that is totally committed to him.  By Jesus Christ.  A heart, that looks to him, in love, for who He is, and not for what He can give you, he will see and honor.  I pray, you will consider this, so your prayer life, will grow.  And you can trust God, because you are willing to come before him seeking, an answer, but willing to give it all to him, even in repentance of sin.

Turning from the sin, and bringing it to the obedience of the cross.  Never forgetting what Christ has done for us, on the cross.  Will bring us to a natural place of repentance, humble before God, because you realize, it was your sins, as well as all of ours, that placed Christ on that cross.  Because he loves us, and does not want the devil to have a legal right to stop your prayers.  We must leave the sin, at the cross, and then ask God to answer our prayers.

Just my Thoughts, in love, Elena Ramirez

Note:  It is a hard message, and one, myself, I have to consider, over and over again. Because when we want answers from a holy God, we have to see ourselves. Its not to judge anyone, far it be it from me, especially because I know, my weaknesses. But I know who God is, and I know he is holy, and if we do not approach him, with the blood covering us, and repentant, and humble, we can miss it. And I do not want to miss it. And I don’t want anyone else to miss it…..Thank you. God bless you!

A Prayer of Honor

Father, almighty God, creator, of heaven and earth.  Majestic kind, and compassionate father, I seek you.  Obedient I write this, humble in your sight.  For you instructed me, in my sleep to write this.  But in doing so, I also pray by the blood of Jesus, my sins, are covered, and I ask for forgiveness, if I have thought, or done anything, in your sight that was considered sin.  Forgiving others, if they did not walk in love with me, as well.  Lord, I pray you help people, get answers to prayer.  This is something we should all desire to do.  To please you.  Continue to pour your word, and your truth into my heart, and those of others.  So we can bring the lost to your throne.  To avoid the trappings of the devil, and hell.  Forgive us, as we consider what Christ has done for us.  I bring my whole life, before you, and lay it at the cross, so you will answer my prayers.  So, the plan of you Lord, God, will come to be.  In Jesus name.  Amen.

 

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I pray Numbers 6:24-26 for you.

Please check out my web page of Daily Bible Stories.  Blessed by a ministry that provides this.

Click this link.

http://home.comcast.net/~poetryofhope/dailybiblestories.htm

I invite you, to check out this link if you need to go to the throne, and make it right with God.

The prayer I have written is the basic sinners prayer….I encourage you to read it, and pray it.

God loves you, and it is so important that we are right with God, because we never know, when he will take our lives….Be ready, and prepared.  Pray this prayer….

Prayer Of Salvation

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