GOD WILL USE DESPERATION TO GIVE US FAITH TO TRUST IN HIM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3669.jpegGod will use desperation, to give us faith, to trust in Him.

I have seen it over, and over in my life.  When I have been “desperate” and hurting, and needing an answer, God has used those times, for me to seek Him.

But it has taught me, to seek HIM at ALL times, to be diligent, to be faithful to Him, because of who He is.  To pray, to read King James word for answers.  To watch my love walk.  Repenting daily, etc.

God cannot be manipulated.  He cannot be forced to do anything.

And when I see some of the teachings that come from some of these high profile ministers, they get it all wrong.  I will no longer watch them, to even hope for inspiration, because they pervert it all, by leaving a big chunk of truth out.

They teach a person, that you are worthy of Gods attention.  You are worthy to receive blessings.  You have that right.  They actually teach a form of pride.  Self-worthiness.  Pride comes from hell itself.  Grace, that ignores the consequences of sin.  These are not  Godly traits to have.  And yet people want answers, because part of their message they deliver, is truth, but most of it is a lie.  So they believe that nonsense.IMG_5044

And the part of that which is true, is that, if you are seeking God, to get his attention, to receive, and to have that right.  He is the one, that can answer your needs.  That can lure you.

But they leave out this part, where He tells us, though, that if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give the desires of the heart.  He says, if we seek His Kingdom, and His righteousness, yes these things will be added.

 

PSALMS 37:4

DELIGHT THYSELF ALSO IN THE LORD; AND HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART.  

MATTHEW 6:33 King James

BUT SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.  

But they seem to neglect that part, and leave that out.  The part about being humble.  Throwing away pride, and self.

JAMES 4:10 King James

HUMBLE YOURSELVES IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, AND HE SHALL LIFT YOU UP.  

Gods ways are not our ways.  And so, I know He can use something, anything to make someone see the error of their ways.  But there are so many things we need to do to make it right.  On our part.  And one thing I have seen is repentance, is not mentioned.  Because in order to have a relationship with Christ you need to do that. IMG_1309.jpeg

They leave out the main ingredient.  That, it can only come by Jesus Christ, and what HE did on that cross for you.

What they leave out, is that you have a responsibility, to make things right between you and God, that you have the responsibility to repent, and seek Him, for answers.  Ensure your salvation.  Make sure you are pleasing God, first.  Walking in love, forgiving, etc.  Being honest.

Folks, God is not an ATM, and the “prosperity message” to me is so sinful, its so deceptive, it is so insulting to God.  But they use it.

Years ago, I used to go to a church, where I saw the pastor, was very generous to people.  And I admired that, but His “gimmick” that He used to the hurting and broken people, over, and over again, is that if we accept Christ, we are the “righteousness of God.”  Leaving out the part about repenting, or just seeking God first.  No, to him, you were the righteousness of God, and you had every right to ask for what you wanted.  Grace made a way.  Another abuse of truth. But the law, of God the commandments were not even acknowledged.

Then I did not realize how misleading part of that message was, well, because I was desperate.  I wanted to believe I was the righteousness of God.  Actually to think I am the righteousness of God, scares me, to think that.  Because its too close to thinking its about me, and one can lose focus. But that message failed to show, that we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.  All of us.  Now there is a balance to that, somewhere, but I know we can miss it.  I have.

I guess, thats one reason, I try to be careful with judging.  Because yes, we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.

But there is something wrong with many of the messages, in what God can do, or who He is, or in learning to seek Him, to be humble, apologetic, walking in love, etc.  And that is by leaving out what it takes to please God.

To just be more specific.  We all have our own responsibility.  Christ did His part.  On the cross, But do we forget what we need to do?

Yes, to please God first.  Do we think about that?  Do we fear God?  I don’t know I guess, I write this, because I want results.  But I don’t want to leave HIS truth out of the scenario.

But when I watch some of these folks, or listen to them, they come from a place where its so sugar coated, it defies truth.  Yet they teach this garbage, over, and over again.  I don’t even watch Christian television sadly any more.  Because somewhere, in-between the truth, and something that is inspiring they take it and pervert it, with phony, lies, that come from hell itself.  And the message, is polluted, perverted, and deceptive.IMG_1670

I think to the world, many do get turned off with Christianity for that reason.  And I believe God will judge those who had a chance, but scattered the sheep.  Even by the corrupt Bibles they used.  That were not King James.

JEREMIAH 23:1 King James

WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE! SAITH THE LORD.  

I try to explain, to others, that religion, as my own definition, is rules, regulations, rituals, traditions, made by men, and  groups.  And they can get it wrong, but having a relationship,  by learning who God is, accepting Christ, as Lord, and savior, being careful to repent, will clear the slate.  But you have to search, and this is what I do.  To have a relationship with the King of Kings.

So I do my own searching for God, in my Holy King James bible, and by prayer.

They use folks, and their desperation, say in finances, to pervert it, and to give someone hope.

But they leave out the most important part, of how we must get right with God first.

Yes God can bless, someone, and even finances.  But what I have learned even in my own situation, that God has taught me, many things, but when I have been desperate, He has calmed my soul first.  He taught me to seek His face.  Not His hand.  He has taught me, who He is, not for what He can give, but who He is, in all His creation, and power.  He has taught me His laws, and commandments that benefit my soul first.

Do you notice, I do not ask for donations?  I don’t do that because I don’t want to use people.  And I want what I give, to the people, is from God, not manipulated, and not misleading to trick people.  And frankly, God provides.  I have my needs met.  Sure sometimes its tight, but I don’t lack seriously.  So if God blesses me, fine.  But I am not looking to manipulate people to get that.

Yes I write.  I would love to have my books published, but for the right reasons.  For the glory of God, not to get rich.  So I want to be careful, because I also do not want to have His truth, polluted for the sake of money.  But He knows, where my heart is, and I am not perfect, but I know He is.  I just find it all so humbling, that He teaches me things.  But He knows, I share it, freely.  Even here.

But why do some of these ministries teach what they do?  When you are desperate?   They do take advantage. They do that to gain power. That power, they neglect, has been abused by some. But God willingly teaches us love, for our benefit, by not always providing a way.  Making us desperate.  By not just handing us something, that we could take for granted, or abuse.  He can use that desperation, to give us faith.

Have you ever noticed, that there are many, who are truly blessed, but they don’t even acknowledge God?  They are so puffed up, they act like they don’t stink.  Sorry, to phrase it like that, but it’s true.

They use what they can get, and really have no gratitude, or thankfulness.  They are so mean, many of them, and well its sad to see.  They extend no kindness, or even sympathy to those who are hurting. It is so ironic, many of them are not Christians, and they even want to judge a person, for walking in love, as if it is wrong to love one another.  As a Christian, how dare you do that?  Wow.

Yet, and I wish no one bad, but I see they have no skills, no insight, knowledge, to deal with something if they were “desperate.”  In real life.

This is not good folks, because life is hard, and things can happen, nothing is promised to anyone, but if we are not desperate just in wanting God and His presence, we are missing so much.  Just in who He is.  By rejecting Him, they have no safety net.  And thats dangerous.  I want the safety net in seeking Him first.

No desperation, is a horrible thing, to be wanting so bad.  I understand that.  But I know God has used my own desperation, to teach me things.  To teach me gratitude, in the small things.  To teach me compassion for others.  To not compare myself, or to get in a place of jealousy. To teach me, that nothing that is given, cannot be taken away.  Don’t treat life, like you are the priority, and that others are not.  Don’t treat gifts from God, like trash.  Don’t.  Don’t treat people bad.  Like you are better.  God has a way, of correcting us, to remember things like that.

I could go on here, but I just sense, that many of us do not grasp, how fragile we are.  That without God, we are nothing.  Yes, I believe in preventative prayer, in some matters.  But this is where the fear of God comes in.  And many do not have it.  I do.  I think its one of the best things we can have, it keeps me humble anyway.

IMG_4943.pngIt makes you take stock, to be grateful for who you are in Christ.  Not for what you have, or don’t have.

God can make a way, He can take your desperation away.  But I truly believe it is by just seeking Him first.  Not by what the problem is, that you are desperate for.

It has me any way.  Yes, I am desperate for some things.  But am I?

I don’t know any more. About some things.  Or people, etc. Sometimes, its just easier to float, but I am holding onto Gods hand tightly, but thats where trust in God comes in.   For, I am more desperate for God, in everything, if that makes sense.  No matter what I long for.  And I do long for some things.  But, I have to watch that.

The Lord, is my shepherd.  I shall not want…..

And I won’t settle for not seeing that, in its magnitude.  I am desperate for God now, before I am desperate for anything else.

I hope this all makes sense.  I just hope we don’t get desperate, without truly seeking God first.  I think if we can learn to do that, that is a skill.  That will help us, when we are desperate.  I am actually grateful, to God, that He has used my lack in many things, to make me desperate for Him first.

Because if not, I might be just another spoiled brat, unappreciative, mean spirited, and hateful.  A person, who does not walk in love, or forgiving.  And I am grateful to God He has humbled me.  Many times over.  He has taught me to be grateful in all things, but to seek HIM first. IMG_3590.jpeg

Yes, He has used my desperation to give me faith, and it is a gift.

Praise be to God.

Blessings, and Love in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

THINKING HEALTHY THOUGHTS IN CHRIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4836.jpegThinking healthy thoughts in Christ, has always been my goal, as I write even here, “Elena’s Just My Thoughts.”

FOR AS HE THINKETH IN HIS HEART, SO IS HE……Proverbs 23:7 KJV.

And sometimes, well you have to define your goals.  You have to see, first of all what are your goals based on.  Where do you get your information, to think upon?

See, its great to have a goal, but if the goal, is not Christ centered, you could go wrong.

And my husband and I were just chatting about some of the Christians we knew in our lifetime.  Who claimed they were Christians, but they had the ways of the world.  We saw it in their goals, or the lack thereof.

We have seen some things that shocked us, to be truthful.  By some. And we saw these things now and then throughout our lifetime.  In churches, and some personal relationships.  Not all. But, in just growing, or trying to understand life.  Or human behavior.

We concluded, that many we did see did not have the fear of God, to do some of the things they did, or the desire to have the mind of Christ.

They did not see, that the goal should always be to have the “mind” of Christ.

FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM?  BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.  I CORINTHIANS 2:16  KJV.

P1010024.jpegSure, there was a hallelujah, praise the Lord, time, we saw sometimes.  But when it came right down to it, their fruit did not always reveal Christ.  And I want to be gentle here, because yes there were times we saw it, but there were times we did not.

And in those times. We did not. It really did not reveal an obedience to God, to want to obey God, in what He teaches us.

In keeping His commandments, and laws.  By walking in love, by forgiving.  And so much more.  For, we are told, in KJV scripture, you will know them by their fruit.

WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM.  MATTHEW 7:20  KJV.

And not to judge, again being gentle, because I realize I also sin, and can sin, even daily by my own thoughts, and come short of the glory of God.  Yet scripture also says, we are to have righteous judgment.  So I need to find the balance.

A FALSE BALANCE IS ABOMINATION TO THE LORD:  BUT A JUST WEIGHT IS HIS DELIGHT.  PROVERBS 11:1.  KJV.

Thinking constantly, toxic or negative, pessimistic thoughts, will get you off balance.  You have to have a good balance.  I pray to balance my thoughts, so it does please God.  Repenting, daily, in obedience, helps me keep the slate clean.  But, it made me realize, we can think unhealthy thoughts, by what we do, and may even think.  We can justify it, because we are Christians.  And I think many Christians think it’s o.k. to be who they are, but they don’t try to get the mind of Christ.  This is really important.

SEARCH ME, O GOD, AND KNOW MY HEART:  TRY ME, AND KNOW MY THOUGHTS…..Psalms 139:23  KJV.IMG_0136

But there should always be a goal, to please God.  There should always be a goal, to fear God, in even what we think.  Because God sees everything.  We can forget that now and then.

Now concerning these folks we were thinking about, we loved them.  But the love was not returned always.  And it just made us think, about how much, one has to continue to seek God, no matter what.

We cannot be people pleasers, but we must always have a spirit, to want to please God.

And you cannot do that, if your thoughts are unhealthy.  Life is hard sometimes, and sometimes, you have to look at a situation, and say how did I handle that?  Was it Christ like, or was it like the ways of the world?

Now nobody is perfect, and I myself, I know my flaws.  I really want to be humble as I write this, in the sight of God, I pray, I don’t have a big old plank of wood in my eye.

AND WHY BEHOLDEST THOU THE MOTE THAT IS IN THEY BROTHERS EYE, BUT CONSIDEREST NOT THE BEAM THAT IS IN THINE OWN EYE.  Matthew 7:3  KJV

But, I know where I can be weak.  I know where I can be harsh, or angry, and some folks may look at that as well, and judge me, and say, that is not Christ like.  And there may be some truth to it.  I have to admit that, and not have pride in that matter.  But I realize, I need to bring it always to the obedience of Christ.  Love always has to be front and centered, because that is what Christ said, we would be known by and that is love.  Read John 13:35  KJV.

P3110114To rectify that, and change.  But it begins with the thoughts.  With a mind to want to repent, to please God.  So, extending grace to yourself and others, just seems to help situations out.

Thoughts, touch our souls.  And if our souls, are not right with Christ, we won’t have fruit that reveals Christ.  See its a spiritual matter, that needs God to change.

And what are we putting in our heads, and our hearts, that affect our spiritual being?

This is very important.  This is one reason, why I am careful what I watch on television.  What books I read, by what authors, because I want the food I put in my mind and soul, to be good for my spiritual being.  To be healthy.

Spiritually and physically.

I just realize, with some of the things I have gone through lately, I need to keep my mind on God.  I need to have hope, I cannot give up, I cannot stop believing, and I feel like I am being tested.  Because it has been hard in some ways.  I was thinking of some of the hurts, I have felt, and I admit, it did cause me to think some unhealthy thoughts.  Poor pitiful me thoughts.  But now I have a little bit of a chuckle, and count it as a life lesson.  That I have learned.  So, I think I am at a good place in the process, where I need to just let go, and go on, in Christ.

See, I refuse to let something control me, like a bad habit, etc.  I have to always think and feel I am free in Christ.  I have to be aware of spiritual obstacles, and deceptions, the enemy will purposely place before us, and just remember, Christ is the way, the truth and life.  John 14:6.  kjv.

So, I realize, I have to continue to think healthy thoughts.  And this is where I can either be a prisoner, or be set free in my mind, according to what God says in His word.

I have to embrace His promises.  I have to remind myself to think of what He says, as truth.

I cannot question God, or argue with God, I cannot think of anything else, but what He says, in matters.  Or yes I know my thoughts, would be unhealthy.

See, you always have to be aware, of what you put in your mind because it does affect the soul.

Bitterness, unforgiveness, not only affects your soul, but your health as well.  And the enemy, the devil will throw these things at you.  He will even use people you love, to get you off track.  But don’t.

IMG_0134So no matter, where you are in life, and I am not a psychologist.  But, I am a child of God, and I don’t need psycho babble, or political correctness, all I realize is I need God.  And the love from my family.

His truth, His love, His understanding.  I get that understanding, by prayer, by truly being repentant, because I miss it sometimes, but I get it from my King James bible.

And that book is holy.  I have proven it by what God says, His commandments to not change it, and so that is my source of truth, to search for answers.  To search for guidance.  To get understanding.

This is why, I try to add King James scriptures always, as a foundation, when I write, these writings, so my thoughts can be right before Him, but also that you can be fed spiritually.   Truth. And have understanding that establishes you, to be the best you can be in Christ.  As you read my writings….

COMMIT THY WORKS UNTO THE LORD, AND THY THOUGHTS SHALL BE ESTABLISHED.  PROVERBS 16:3  KJV.   

Now as I conclude this, always understand, that what we think, even though we may try hard to always have the mind of Christ, we need to understand, Gods ways, are not our ways.  Nor is His thoughts ours.

FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS, NEITHER ARE YOUR WAYS MY WAYS, SAITH THE LORD.  ISAIAH 55:8  KJV.

Don’t frustrate yourself to the point, where you think you are doing everything you can, but you are not seeing results.  Just keep trusting God.  Don’t incline unto your own understanding.  In other words, be aware, you might not be thinking too clearly, and you are not trusting God. We can do that.

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

Also remember, and this again is why I so hope you take my thoughts to heart in this matter.  Be careful what bible version you use.  Use a King James.  So many folks take Jeremiah 29:11, and they think that scripture says, FOR I KNOW THE PLANS THAT I HAVE TOWARD YOU…

That scripture does not say that.  It states:

FOR I KNOW THE THOUGHTS THAT I THINK TOWARD YOU, SAITH THE LORD, THOUGHTS OF PEACE, AND NOT OF EVIL, TO GIVE YOU AN EXPECTED END.

Jeremiah 29:11.  KJV.

It is important that we are concerned about what “thoughts” God has toward us.  Words matter folks, words that we put in our spirits, words we think, and speak, because they do have power of life and death when they reach our tongues.  We have to be aware, that God has thoughts toward us, but what does he think when he sees we are disobedient, or we are not claiming His true promises?Jesusreconciled2

Food for thought today,

I love you all in Christ,

Just My Thoughts…..

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

GOD IS HEALING YOUR WOUNDS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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FOR I WILL RESTORE HEALTH UNTO THEE, AND I WILL HEAL THEE OF THY WOUNDS, SAITH THE LORD, BECAUSE THEY CALLED THEE AN OUTCAST, SAYING THIS IS ZION, WHOM NO MAN SEEKETH AFTER.  JEREMIAH 30:17  KJV.  

What a beautiful promise, from God. Thank you Lord, I sure feel like I can relate to this.  So I will receive that.  

Spiritual wounds, emotional wounds, we can get them.  We can even get them after we have been saved.  By our Lord, Jesus.  But He is not the one who wounds us. 

Wounds from people, family, friends.  

These wounds sometimes, do not manifest themselves right away, but something can trigger a wound, to be exposed, and the bleeding starts all over again.

I have dealt with emotional wounds, myself, and I have had some wounds open up again.  Where, I just seem to really be my own worse enemy.  

WOE IS ME FOR MY HURT! MY WOUND IS GRIEVIOUS; BUT I SAID TRULY THIS IS A GRIEF, AND I  MUST BEAR IT.  JEREMIAH 10:19  KJV.  

It sometimes is a  learned behavior sometimes, and well, we really do have to look at our Lord, for guidance in these matters.  We have to see, what we are doing.

For me, I am a warrior.  In a lot of ways, but I have to be so careful about that, because it is not healthy always to be in that mode.  Things sometimes have triggered that in me, and many friends, or people do not understand that, so they keep their distance, and yet I sure could use a good friend now and then.  

But at this point, lately friends seem to elude me.  I have lost a lot of friends lately, who do not want anything to do with me.  I don’t blame them.  I respect people, in the sense, that I don’t chase them either.   But that has wounded me.  

ALL MY INWARD FRIENDS ABHORRED ME: AND THEY WHOM I LOVED ARE TURNED AGAINST ME.  JOB 19:19  KJV

See, I try to offer grace with their own wounds.  But when grace is not extended to me, I can let go.  Yet, I have to study myself, and I have to see, where I have gone wrong.  And I know sometimes, I can see, that I am not flexible.  I have made mistakes in friendship. Being too blunt. And yes being blunt can hurt others.  Though, that was not my intention.  So I repent. But when you believe in something, like I do in God, I cannot compromise that.  So, it makes me lose friends.  

TO HIM THAT IS AFFLICTED PITY SHOULD BE SHEWED FROM HIS FRIEND; BUT HE FORSAKETH THE FEAR OF THE ALMIGHTY.  JOB 6:14  KJV

So, I rely on God, He is my greatest friend.  In fear of God.  But I do pray for these friends, who have seemed to have walked away from me.  

AND THE LORD TURNED THE CAPTIVITY OF JOB, WHEN HE PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS:  ALSO THE LORD GAVE JOB TWICE AS MUCH AS HE HAD BEFORE.  JOB 42:10  KJV. 

I have learned, sometimes God will use people, to help us, heal our wounds.  But sometimes, its best, to keep your distance as well from toxic people, or people, who do not understand, you’re calling, you, or your own wounds.  

When I was younger, and I had walked away from God, those were the toughest years of my life, because I did not have God in my life.  People don’t understand, when they choose to eliminate God from their life, they are actually choosing, to let the enemy in.  His goal, is to kill, steal, and destroy.   He wants to wound you.  He wants to stop the plan God has in your life.  He wants to distract you.  

We have to see, God did not intend that to be.  He intended for us, to rely on Him, to have a life abundantly, we must do things His way.  His ways, are not meant to control us, or for him to fence us in.  But when you seek Him, in obedience, it does go well.  He gives us a choice.  He is a gentleman, He does not make us do anything.  But you have to choose Him.  

I just want to encourage you to seek God.  Truly seek Him.  Stop, look at what you are doing to yourself.  Don’t let old habits in. I am writing this for myself as well today.

I feel wounded lately.   As an American, a Patriot, I have felt the need to fight. There are things going on in our nation right now with this wall, that is causing me to fight.  To fight for our country, for truth, for hypocrisy, to go away, and yet, I have to pray more.  I hate seeing people be so mean.  To our President, to others, and I hate seeing division.  So I have been fighting.  My goodness, though, it seems to bring out the worse in me lately. 

My wounds, my own personal struggles, seem to be getting in the way, and I realize only God can take care of myself, and our country.

When I realized, I needed God a few years back.  I cried out to Him.  He came to me.  I sensed, the Lord, binding my feet, putting me on His shoulder.  So I could get to know Him.  To hear His voice. I sensed Him, taking salve, and putting  it on my wounds.  Cleaning the wounds.  

Now this is something I want you to take to heart.  But He reminded me, that my problems happened, because I had walked away.  Not because He left me.  It was as if, He was teaching me the lesson, to never do that again.  And I will not.  We are like little lambs, we can wander off, but I realize for me, I will never and can never leave His side.

There is an enemy.  Who wants to distract you.  To take your eyes off of Jesus.  To look at your wounds.  Instead of God.  Then you could have a pity party, and that’s not healthy, or good for you.  Because you will be in that party all by yourself.  

We may not always understand.  But we have to do our part in obeying God.  Seeking Him.  Departing from things, people, that may not always have that sense of who God is, and let not their toxicity get in you.  Especially in those wounds that are open.  See the enemy will use people, even people you love.  

It becomes a wound.  If you are not aware of it.  I sense this for me, anyway.  

I must stay close to my Lord.  And maybe someday, like even today, I can let the Lord heal my wounds, and I can stay close to Him, and really see myself bear fruit for Him, in love as well.  

I just want to encourage you.  I know, Gods ways are not our ways.  And sometimes, we say and think, if God loved me, why do I go through these things?  

Because friend, in these times, we are tested, we can also grow, we can also change to understand, why and who He is, and sometimes, if we are not “wounded” we cannot become who we are meant to be by Him.  He prunes us.  He corrects us. Whom He loves, He corrects.  He loves me.  But sometimes it hurts.  

He loves you too.  

God bless you, I pray your wounds, are healed.  In Jesus name.  Amen. 

 

 

Elena Ramirez 

WHY DO WOMEN HATE? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Why do women hate?  Why do they hate men?  Why do they hate other women?  Why?

Recently, with the controversy about Kavanaugh, I saw and still see so much hate from women.

I see women, make one man, the poster boy for hate.  An object of hate.

I saw them saying things like “believe the victim”.  And you know, I do believe the victim.

But I don’t believe in making anybody an object of hate. In being an accuser.  Or lying.

Or pouring my hurt into someone else, by destroying their character or reputation.  We saw that.  

I see women knocking other women, yet complaining if they are attacked in the same way.  I see women, being very jealous, catty, never seeing the good in other women.  

I saw that when I worked in the business world.  Men were nice, but women, were very competitive mean, and hard to get a long with.  

I have seen that as well from just women in ministry, in the church, and maybe thats why I only consider a couple of women friends, because they don’t play that game.  Or at least not displaying it.  

I grew up, seeing hate.  From my own mama.  I could not understand it.  But I kind of do understand it now.  And God bless my mama, but she was also a victim.   The sad thing is she never did overcome it.  And I vowed to not be that way.  To me that is a curse.  I don’t want curses in my life.  

So I have sought the Lord in all matters including that.  I am not a victim, but I am victorious in Christ, and I will share more later in this.  About that. 

See, growing up, I was also a victim, of different things, and I won’t go into details.  So I could have hated.  But sometimes I see, just how dumb I was.  How trusting I was.  How naive I was.  How desperate I was.  I don’t like saying that, but I did not have any outlets.  

Since, my mother was a hater, yet loved me, she tried to control me.  I did not do well with that.  I rebelled. And instead of finding my way, I made myself vulnerable to wolves.  Men.  Evil men.  Or men, boys, who could not even figure things out for themselves.

Yes, I could have hated men.  I could have even hated my mother. But I did not.   Life has not been easy for me, in many ways.  Even with having successes.  But I don’t hate.  I don’t even hate myself.  And I can easily say here, many times, I was my worse enemy.  But I don’t hate myself.  

I could probably write a book about this, and why women hate.  But I have also learned, people are not running to go and buy my books.  That I have poured my heart into.  Already….And thats o.k.  I have accepted my situation.  If God changes that, well thats different.  

But I have known some women in the literary world.  Who have connections in publishing.  Or even ministries.  And they won’t lift one finger to help me.   Even women, that say I minister to them, they won’t even share my posts.  And some called me friend.  Yeah right.  Sorry if I sound bitter, but its true, women have not been my friend, in Christ, or a help.

And my motivation has changed sometime ago.  I am not writing for money.  I am not writing for my glory.  I am writing for the glory of God, and you cannot put a price on that.  

Yet I see how valuable any wisdom is.  And if I can impart something even here, in a small blog post, for a woman, then maybe she can be set free.  To be a wise woman.  Especially a young woman, looking to find her way.  

Let me tell you when my life really changed.  When I stopped and I saw, that yes I believed in God.  But when I decided to do things His way, in holiness, and not walk the fence between the world and God, I found my way.  By repentance.  By seeking Holy King James word.  By prayer.  By seeing the traps the devil tried to put in front of me, with temptation.  Even from other men, after I was married.  And I saw, I had to run from sin.

Sin will destroy you, blind you.  Even in the name of love.  Thats why I guess some women hate men, because perhaps a man they loved, burned them.  Burned them bad.  And they loved that man.  

But what I have learned, is that if a man truly loves you.  He will honor you.  He will wait till marriage.  Women, don’t understand that all is not fair in love and war.  If you give yourself to a man, he will take what he wants.  

Then, what women think and don’t know, they have given the most important part of themselves to the man, and even if he loves you, he looks at you differently, you are no longer a challenge.  He will even think about you doing what you did with him, with other men.  What a turn off.  He defeated you, he disarmed you by taking your sexuality.  He may even begin to hate you.  

I learned that from different men.  

But holiness, in Christ, is your greatest weapon, and will not cause you to hate.  For, what I learned from God, is to honor myself, and to repent of sin.  I learned, to submit to God.  I learned that a good woman, does not hate.  She does not blame others.  For her own mistakes.  She picks herself up, takes a bath, and cleanses herself by repenting seeking God, and loving Gods way.

Which is holy.

Long story short, I have a wonderful husband of over 30 years.  We waited till after marriage. To consume our marriage.  We did not take what we were not supposed to.   We honored God in this.  I told my husband before we got married, I wanted to do things Gods way.  He listened, he agreed.  I know that I know that is my “secret” to true love, and living happily ever after. 

I watched myself, did not fall into traps, and well, we have a fruitful marriage in Christ.  I don’t blame my past on anybody, and I don’t hate anybody even now.

Hate is ugly.  I don’t hate women.   And yes there are always more lovelier, more successful then me, even in the body of Christ, but thats o.k.  I take what God has taught me, I try to share it and I try to share it in love.

Some can take it or leave it.  I don’t really care.  To get angry or hateful, or mean about it. Just hurts yourself.  And I am not into afflicting myself. Or nobody else.  For that matter. It will stop the plans God has for you.  

I just learned, probably the hard way.  Love never fails.  And you don’t want that poison of hate in your soul.  

Be careful with these movements, that want to make men equals.  

Don’t forget God did create Adam before Eve.  Don’t forget, that she was the one that caused Adam to sin, by listening to the devil.  Don’t forget, that you don’t listen to the devil.  Listen to what God says.  Obey Him, obey God, I tell you, it will steer your life in the right direction. 

Hope this helps some body.  

Blessings, in Christ,

Elena Ramirez  

ITS ACTUALLY SAD AND PATHETIC WHEN CHRISTIANS DO NOT KNOW OR TRY TO LEARN KJV WORD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0034.jpgITS ACTUALLY SAD AND PATHETIC WHEN CHRISTIANS DO NOT KNOW OR TRY TO LEARN KJV WORD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez

Iron sharpens iron, as the scripture says:  

IRON SHARPENETH IRON; SO A MAN SHARPENETH THE COUNTENANCE OF HIS FRIEND.  PROVERBS 27:17  KJV.

What does that mean? It means that we sharpen each other, as brothers and sisters, friends, in Christ,  with Gods Holy King James word.  By sharing it, by encouraging each other.  With love, By bringing light into darkness, to illuminate truth, Gods Holy truth.  To show others truth, to get them away from hells fire.  To show them, Christ is the way, the truth, and life.  

So you use it to fight the enemy, and you are victorious.  

You see the word of God, is a sword.  And it will cut.  It will stop the devil in His tracks.  

FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS QUICK, AND POWERFUL, AND SHARPER THAN ANY TWOEDGED SWORD, PIERCING EVEN TO THE DIVIDING ASUNDER OF SOUL AND SPIRIT, AND OF THE JOINTS AND MARROW, AND IS A DISCERNER OF THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTS OF THE HEART.  HEBREWS 4:12  KJV.  

It needs to be sharp, to be effective.  I am here even now trying to sharpen iron.  

It is actually very sad, and pathetic, to see the body of Christ in the state its in now.  Because I see a lot of sloppy agape.  A lot of judgment, a lot of Christians, who have embraced the prosperity message, and when they need a word, they do not have it.  

And if the words they do find, somehow or another, find a way to communicate the words are not holy word!  They are corrupt word. They are counterfeit word, because the word has been tampered with, and they disobeyed God in this.  

The KJV is holy, and has withstood time, (over four hundred years) and is stored in heaven and earth.  

BUT THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WHICH ARE NOW, BY THE SAME WORD ARE KEPT IN STORE, RESERVED UNTO FIRE AGAINST THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AND PERDITION OF UNGODLY MEN.  II PETER 3:7  KJV.  

When a Christian uses the KJV they are on the same page, with God almighty Himself.  There are many scriptures that tell us, to not mess with His word.  

And He says do not change it, add to it, or delete it.  And so when a Christian uses those corrupt versions, which I call a per-version, it is deceptive.  But God does not change in these matters.   Because He looks at those who do as liars.  

EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE:  HE IS A SHIELD UNTO THEM THAT PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM.  ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS, LEST HE REPROVE THEE, AND THOU BE FOUND A LIAR.  PROVERBS 30:5-6.   KJV.  

And maybe I can sharpen someone, to see, how important knowing Gods true, King James word is.  For it is anointed.  It is powerful, it is holy.  

And in these times that we are in, I see how, the enemy has deceived so many.  By not knowing King James word, by not using King James word, by not sharing word.  

The body of Christ is dull right now, sadly.  And pathetically.  And the enemy rejoices.  

Have you ever tried to have an intelligent conversation, or a healthy debate with someone, concerning what God says, and they try to articulate what they think or feel, but they do not even have the scriptures to back it up?

Now I am not going to brag or puff myself up, but I know my sword of truth.  I know what God says in many instances.  And people are so deceived, because they believe the lies.  

They follow the blind, because they are blind.  They do not obey God, in these matters.  They don’t know truth, so they put others on a pedestal, and are misled.  

And one thing they are misled in is in the fear of God.  The body of Christ is not taught that, and because of that, they err.  

I fear God.  Because there are consequences.  

THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD, AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.  PROVERBS 2:5.  KJV.

All I know, is when the light is not on, we are not shining for Christ.  We are not to hide our light under a bushel.  

NO MAN WHEN HE HATH LIGHTED A CANDLE, PUTTETH IT IN A SECRET PLACE, NEITHER UNDER A BUSHEL, BUT ON A CANDLESTICK, THAT THEY WHICH COME IN MAY SEE THE LIGHT.  LUKE 11:33 KJV.  

But have you asked yourself….  Maybe you don’t shine your light, because you don’t know KJV word?  And only you can answer that.  But maybe you need to get your self in gear, as a disciple of Christ, and learn it.  By discipling yourself. 

In fear of Him, to tell others the truth of the gospel.  For, its not even that people are hiding their light for Christ.  But maybe….Its because there is no true light in them.  Or maybe because the word they are studying is not true word.  And….They don’t know the true word, and they cannot shine for Christ.  And thats exactly what the devil wants.  

Shame on any of us, who do not shine for Christ!  Shame!

TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY:  IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD, IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM.  Isaiah 8:20  KJV.  

It says according to this word, not any word that has been changed.  Its very sad, and pathetic.  That many do not see the deceptions.  

That many do not sharpen their own swords.  That many are silent.  Now I understand why they are, because they do not know Gods word, and its exactly again, what the enemy wants.  

I could go on, and on here, about it, but you know my writings, you know I promote the King James.  And you know, I share word.  King James word. 

Recently, I had a conversation with someone, I love dearly, and I still do, but this person, who I esteemed highly, so wanted to challenge me, argue with me, debate me about word, but yet could not even voice it, or articulate it, because she had no true light in her.  

So, what did she do?  She tried to turn it around, and mock my walk with the Lord.  At least “I try,” I told her.  No, I am not the perfect Christian, but I will try for Christ, and what He did on that cross for me.  No, I won’t sit idle, and lazy, and not praise God, and give the enemy a place.  No I will use what God has given me, and at least TRY!

I will not be cowardly, not when I have the greatest weapon, my sword of truth, and I need to sharpen myself in these matters.  But I will try!  

For some day, I will stand before God, and I want and long to hear, well done, good, and faithful servant.  

To not try, is to not care, and I will not be counted with the goats.  Even now Christ is separating the goats from the sheep.  

AND BEFORE HIM SHALL BE GATHERED ALL NATIONS:  AND HE SHALL SEPARATE THEM ONE FROM ANOTHER, AS A SHEPHERD DIVIDETH HIS SHEEP FROM THE GOATS:  MATTHEW 25:32.  KJV.  

I submit to God, totally, I resist the devil and he must flee, but what has taught me that, IS the fear of God, that I have learned from my King James.  

The world mocks us, they call us “Bible Thumpers” and I get righteously indignant, when I see them do that, and yes, I will fight with Truth.  With my sword, of truth.

Because this is how we know our God!  This is how we learn what He accepts and does not accept.  This is how we get discernment to know right from wrong, good and evil. And for us not to use this tool that God gives us, is just down right ignorant and stupid,  to mock it, or ignore it.  

Sorry if that offends, ANYBODY, but its true, we are in a sad state as the body of Christ. 

There are so many Christians, who could make a difference for the Kingdom of God, and they do not shine their lights, and they do not know word, and they let the enemy win.  

Its sad, I have no other words, that can even distinguish it, because it is pathetic.  

What does God see? All I know, is never stop learning, never stop sharing Gods word, and never take that sword of truth for granted.  

I implore you my brothers and sisters in Christ, learn the word!  Keep studying daily.  Write it, and share it, and sharpen your own sword.  For iron, sharpens iron.  

I love you in Christ, but I love my Lord more, and I, as His ambassador in Christ, implore you, to keep growing.  In holy King James word.  

NOW THEN WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, AS THOUGH GOD DID BESEECH YOU BY US, WE PRAY YOU IN CHRIST’S STEAD, BE YE RECONCILED TO GOD.  II CORINTHIANS 5:20  KJV.   

You are on the vine, stay connected to Christ.  If not, your branch will be thrown into the fire.  

IF A MAN ABIDE NOT IN ME, HE IS CAST FORTH AS A BRANCH, AND IS WITHERED; AND MEN GATHER THEM, AND CAST THEM INTO THE FIRE, AND THEY ARE BURNED.  JOHN 15:6.  KJV. 

Don’t think your salvation is in tact, if you have no light, and you do not abide in Christ.  Look at this scripture, among others, I am called to warn, you are called to warn, (read Ezekiel 33) but if you have no true word, you cannot tell them they will be cast into the fire.  

If ever another scripture was meant to tell us, our salvation can be taken away from the book of life, this one tells us, we could be cast into the fire, and burned.  You wither away, by not having true word.

You cannot portray the fruits of the spirit, if you are not obedient to God in this and other matters.  

WHAT FRUIT HAD YE THEN IN THOSE THINGS WHEREOF YE ARE NOW ASHAMED?  FOR THE END OF THOSE THINGS IS DEATH.  ROMANS 6:21 KJV.  

We cannot be hypocrites, or be in denial, or really an enemy to self, by denying these truths.  We need word, holy word.  King James word. We need to keep growing.  

Look again, I am far from being perfect.  I know my flaws.  I know I have had terrible judgment.  I have sinned, I have made mistakes, I grieve over.  But I take them all to the cross, even now, and humble myself, in the sight of God, and others.  And repent, yes daily. 

But I am not the tail.  I am the head, because HE IS THE GREAT I AM.  Because I am His daughter.  Because I plead the blood of Jesus.  Because I repent, And I seek to know His ways, and I implore you, please learn, His truths.  Please obey.  

Someday we all will stand before  Him. And He is not mocked.  We reap what we sow.  I don’t judge you in this, but I warn you.  In love.  I sincerely, try to teach you this, so you can be the best you can be in Christ.

LET HIM THAT IS TAUGHT IN THE WORD COMMUNICATE UNTO HIM THAT TEACHETH IN ALL GOOD THINGS.  BE NOT DECEIVED:  GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP.  FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION: BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING.  AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING:  FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP IF WE FAINT NOT. GALATIANS 6:6-9  KJV.

Its not too late for any of us while we breathe, move, live and have our being in Christ.  We can make a difference for the body of Christ.  

But don’t be lazy, let us not be weary in well doing.  Learn, share, and grow in Christ.  By knowing King James word.  You would only have yourself to blame, if you do not heed my advice in this matter.  

FOR IN HIM WE LIVE, AND MOVE, AND HAVE OUR BEING: AS CERTAIN ALSO OF YOUR OWN POETS HAVE SAID, FOR WE ARE ALSO HIS OFFSPRING.  ACTS 17:28 KJV.

I implore you, before Christ knocks on your door, invite Him in, and repent of sin, let Him teach you His ways, for truth and life.  Taking away the spirit of strife that comes from rebellion, and sin, let Him teach you, how to begin…..Take your KJV sword of truth, and let it give you the mind of Christ.  To find your path and avoid His wrath….

MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE:  BECAUSE THOU HAST REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I WILL ALSO REJECT THEE, THAT THOU SHALT BE NO PRIEST TO ME:  SEEING THOU HAST FORGOTTEN THE LAW OF THY GOD, I WILL ALSO FORGET THY CHILDREN.  HOSEA 4:6.  KJV.  

Much love, in Christ,

Elena Ramirez

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THOUGHTS ON BEING ON THE SAME PAGE WITH GOD AND KJV SCRIPTURE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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THOUGHTS ON BEING ON THE SAME PAGE WITH GOD AND KJV SCRIPTURE…..

As an intercessor, I remember the days, when I used to give someone a scripture, for their need be it health, or guidance, comfort, faith, hope, whatever…. and we were all on the same page with God. For the most part. We all used the same Bible versions. That being the KJV. But it has changed so very much, even in the last twenty years….

Now with all the different Bible versions, I actually have to be specific, and tell a person, use a KJV for the holiness, and anointing so the scripture, you use will not be corrupt. The enemy, has done a number on so many people, and its sad.

Like I say; ” If the enemy can deceive a person in the word they use, he can deceive you in anything.”

I CHARGE THEE THEREFORE BEFORE GOD, AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO SHALL JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD AT HIS APPEARING AND HIS KINGDOM; PREACH THE WORD; BE INSTANT IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON, REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE. FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES, TEACHERS, HAVING ITCHING EARS; AND THEY SHALL TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, AND SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES. BUT WATCH THOU IN ALL THINGS, ENDURE AFFLICTIONS, DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST, MAKE FULL PROOF OF THY MINISTRY. II TIMOTHY 4:1-5. KJV.

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RESPECT IS…. By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0084.jpgRespect Is…

Not agreeing with every ones opinion, but having enough wisdom, to know, you don’t need to debate it, or argue about it, or try to make someone understand. To respect the differences.

Or even hit them on the head with the truth. Sometimes, you have to go through a few things to get it.

I think I got it….

Thank you Jesus. You see, love, should always be evident. Without trying to make someone feel bad, or to reject them.

We are all on the vine at different places. I may try to show you truth. But I pray to do it with love, and yes respect. Because you are a child of God, as I am.

Yes, live and learn. Christ said, we would be known by the love. “Let the love shine through, by showing respect or if anything courtesy.”

This is one more new motto…..I will carry as a badge of honor, I pray, to His glory.

BUT THANKS BE TO GOD, WHICH GIVETH US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.  I CORINTHIANS 15:57.  KJV. 

By Elena Ramirez