PICKING APART JOYCE MEYERS THOUGHTS ON TATTOOS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3640.jpgPicking Apart Joyce Meyers Thoughts on Tattoos…
By Christian Author Elena Ramirez

Joyce Meyer, is a prominent leader, in the world. Concerning matters of religion. As a Christian, that she claims to be, I find her thoughts, very disturbing.

I was once one of those who looked to her, as inspiration, because she found Christ. But if she found Him, her thoughts, show, she departed from Him. They show she has departed from His law, and they show she promotes hate, to others who do not agree with her. I base this on the following video:  And if by some chance it mysteriously disappears, look it up on youtube.  Joyce’s thoughts on tattoos.

I know she is well liked. I know, this may anger, or upset those that follow her, but I am to please God, not man, or any person, and so are you!

The King James scriptures tells us that there will be those, that are blind, and leading the blind. And this describes her exactly.

LET THEM ALONE; THEY BE BLIND LEADERS OF THE BLIND. AND IF THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, BOTH SHALL FALL INTO THE DITCH. MATTHEW 15:14 KJV.

Joyce Meyer, starts her sermon, in this video, on the comparison between holiness, and legalism.

This is what Gods word, says about holiness. She does not use this scripture, but I will so you can see what the King James says about holiness.

“And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.”
Isaiah 35:8 KJV

Her thought, right away, attacks religious people. Because they know having a tattoo is not accepted in the scriptures. She stereo types those that want to obey God. That know truth, that see the error of doing some things. And she calls it “legalism.”

She refers to Isaiah 44:5 and makes reference that its o.k. to have a tattoo, basically because God did it. Which is wrong, the scripture does not promote marking of the skin, it talks about just writing. Subscribing.

She says that it says; That it is tattooed; “I belong to the Lord”. It does not say that. See it from a Holy King James bible. But this is what it says:

“One shall say, I am the Lord’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel.”
Isaiah 44:5 KJV

It does not say tattoo, and she says it does. Please see this.

Again, she makes a reference, that God is promoting it, because He tattooed your name on his hand. The scripture does not say that. It says “graven” How can anybody compare how God writes?

BEHOLD I HAVE GRAVEN THEE UPON THE PALMS OF MY HANDS; THY WALLS ARE CONTINUALLY BEFORE ME.  ISAIAH 49:16  KJV.  

And to mock, what it says from one scripture to the next, is very dangerous. When she gives an example of God putting earrings, on one, group, but getting angry with the next. Where is the fear of God? To see, His ways are not our ways. She is judging God Himself, in His motives.

Leviticus 20:28 is a reference she gives, its not there. That scripture does not exist in my King James bible. Check. Look it up, listen to the video very carefully. Its not there as a point of reference. About making marks for the dead.  That she gives.

That scripture reference is not specific to tattoos, but Leviticus 19:28 is:

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.”
Leviticus 19:28 KJV

A tattoo is a mark on the flesh.

I think what bothers me so very, very much, is first of all she is not using a Holy Bible. As a teacher, as a so called pastor of the word of God, her word is corrupt. And I won’t debate it, but her scripture references, are from bibles, that have been changed. Corrupted. She uses references of scripture, but they are not from the King James. As she quotes scripture.  And if this does not show anybody, how wrong it is to use different bibles, then I don’t know what to say to you.

She admits, she picks what she wants, and leaves what she wants out of scripture. Listen to the video. She says it quickly but she admits she does that. And I am paraphrasing her, When she says: “we pick and choose what we want and leave out what we want.” Well she does, she leaves out truth, Gods truth.

She promotes getting a tattoo, and also promotes pushing “religious” people off the cliff. She states she is on the verge of getting a tattoo, and actually defying what Leviticus 19:28 states.

But to promote throwing people off of a cliff, and get it over with….That’s evil. That’s not love. To make religious demons mad? Who gave her that authority? It’s just wrong folks.

Does she not know her words are recorded in the book of life?  It is for all of us.  We will be judged.

The subliminal message, in there is to attack others, who do not think or believe like she does. And again, that is just pure evil. Christ told us, in John 13:34-35, that we would be known by the love we have for one another. This is what my King James bible says:

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
John 13:34-35 KJV

The whole motive of her subliminal message is to disobey God. To make herself the example to have pretty clothes, make up, and a tattoo.

In the King James scriptures it talks about vanity. And if she gets a tattoo, she is using herself for you to be disobedient in that. Because she is making herself even here in the video an example.

“And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them.”
2 Kings 17:15 KJV

She talks about Laughing, well, the scripture says, it is better to be sorrowful. Then to have laughter. She talks about people and that they want to see you happy? Well, food for thought…What about what God wants? See, you need to see that, she totally disregards the incentive to try and please God. And that’s just wrong.

“Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.”
Ecclesiastes 7:3 KJV

Her whole message, really does not promote, drawing close to God. To repent. To obey God, and His laws. To see the error of ones ways. It actually is defiant. Prideful, to say one’s ways, are right, and there is a great danger to that. Because God is not mocked.

See we really cannot have joy, or peace, if we are wicked. Or more importantly as God has called us, to be in holiness.  There is no holiness, without Gods law.  Without obedience.  Without repentance.  And a changing of ways.

A true sense of soul searching, with repentance, a hunger for God, and His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, to please Him, is the only one who can do that.

To even take her thoughts to heart, is so disturbing to me, because I have learned the hard way to get right with God, one needs to take His laws to heart.

Now the concept between religion, and relationship with Christ is this. Religion is rules, regulations, traditions, made by men, and groups. But if you are being legal, which God has given us His law, to follow, that is relationship. We can only have relationship with Christ, when we repent, obey God, and pray, and seek Him in that relationship. Pleasing God. Avoiding religion, well what she promotes, is Joyce Meyers religion.

I think what also bothers me, and that’s why I am writing about it, is basically she is promoting, dismissing the law, because it makes one act in legalism. And that’s like saying, I am right, you are wrong, to God Himself, and it’s a turn off to be obedient to God.

She challenges the “law” And that’s dangerous, these are Gods laws. He is legal. And holiness cannot be obtained, unless we follow Gods laws. So again, call me legal. Because I love His law. I see that it protects me. I see, that by trying, and yes I fail, but I see, that if I attempt to obey Him, He will extend grace. But you cannot disregard the law.

The thought, many Christians have is that the law, is abolished. That we are free from the law. God did not flip flop from the Old Testament, to the New Testament. He does not change. We do. The only law we are free from, is the law of sin and death. Not Gods commandments.

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
Romans 8:2 KJV

There are many scriptures that attest to being legal with God. And that if we even keep Gods law, we are happy.

PROVERBS 29:18 King James
WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH: BUT HE THAT KEEPETH THE LAW, HAPPY IS HE.

You know, I want to be happy in God’s law, so call me legalistic.

I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (Psalms 40:8 KJV)

He tells us, not to forsake His law. So that means if you want to please God, you get legalistic. Because He is the example to follow.

For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. (Proverbs 4:2 KJV)

The doctrine she teaches us, warns us according to King James scripture, is don’t follow people like that. I will not follow Joyce Meyers.  I follow Christ.  She is a terrible role model for Christ.  And one should never follow a person any way.

No matter what, they propose.  We are to follow Christ.  This is why you need to get the truth yourself.  Get a King James bible, and learn.  What Gods laws are, yourself.  Thats the only way you will grow.

And that is going to upset  some, here, but I state it because its wrong.

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. (Romans 16:17 KJV)

I don’t judge anybody that might have a tattoo, I really don’t. I have met some very nice people who have tattoos, even family members. But if we really want to please God, we know what the scripture says.

We know, if we want to clean the slate, we repent. God won’t hold it against you, if you repent. But the direction she takes in this, is very self-serving. And that comes from hell itself. The devil was always about the devil. Self.

What she proposes… is that It is not humble, it is not remorseful, to know and admit, the error of one making a mistake, in even getting a tattoo. The scriptures, when they are truth, will bring light, to help us see the error of our ways. But I see nothing like that, from her message.

And its sad. I don’t judge her, but I am called to warn, even the righteous. Who think this is right.

Its not right folks, its wrong. And if you think I am judging. Read Ezekiel 33 from a King James it says we are to warn. I am warning here. I am loving my brothers and sisters in Christ, so they know the difference. Love warns. You would too, if you saw someone near the fire. The fire of hell itself.  If you knew the truth. Her thoughts are very disturbing.

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: (Proverbs 6:23 KJV

In conclusion, knowing, that the truth sets us and let the redeemed of the Lord say so. I have been redeemed, so I say so.

I may very well get challenged by some of you, who support her, love her, and you know what you need to do, is pray for her.  Arguing with me, will not resolve this.  I know what the Holy Scriptures says.

But I won’t debate or argue about this with anybody.  I will ignore comments on this.  I know that I just have to write this.  My motive is to please God.  And if it really helps someone to see the truth, then praise be to God.  I praise God anyway…

Thank you.

PSALMS 107:20 KING JAMES

LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO, WHOM HE HATH REDEEMED FROM THE HAND OF THE ENEMY.  

JOHN 8:32  KJV.  

AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.

Just ask yourself, with what I have shared, and what you can see, from the video yourself, why would anyone promote to you, that you disobey God?  Look at the fruit folks, this is how you will know them.  

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

Feel free to share this link you might just open someones eyes, to truth.  

In Christ, by Elena Ramirez

 

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DISCOVERING THE JOY FROM DEPRESSION ON RESURRECTION SUNDAY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2198.jpgDISCOVERING THE JOY FROM DEPRESSION ON RESURRECTION SUNDAY (EASTER) By Christian Author Elena Ramirez

SURELY HE HATH BORN OUR GRIEFS, AND CARRIED OUR SORROWS:  YET WE DID ESTEEM HIM STRICKEN, SMITTEN OF GOD, AND AFFLICTED. BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES, THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM; AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.  Isaiah 53:4-5. KJV.  

I was depressed, beginning Good Friday.  It was a different kind of depression.  I was so sorry, for my past sins, sins, I have repented for.  I was depressed for lost time.  

I was so depressed, that I got off of Social media, early that day, even though, I do get off, for Sabbath, which starts Friday evening.  I got off social media, early in the morning.  I was challenged.  

I was troubled, I felt like the things I saw, and viewed on Fb, etc.  Were so negative.  So, challenging.  I saw spiritual leaders, proclaiming things like hell wasn’t even there, and it just angered me.  I knew, I could not stay on line, with all the things I was seeing, it bothered me.  It depressed me.  I want to be a good example, but if I had stayed on, I probably would have gotten into an argument.  I had to quiet my soul, my spirit…

Because it was as if the enemy, was laughing, and it made me sense, to know, that we are in end times.  It is a lost world out there.  And when I see, even good natured Christians, so oblivious, to the times, I just want to scream out, can’t you see, there are lost souls out there?  What can we do?  Jesus died for our sins.  

And rather then argue, or make anybody feel bad, or angry, I just got off line.  

It made me think of how the disciples must have felt, after our Lord Jesus, was crucified. They must have felt hopeless, they must have felt so discouraged.  How could they have hope in His resurrection?  They did not know that He would arise from the dead?  Or did they?

FOR AS YET THEY KNEW NOT THE SCRIPTURE, THAT HE MUST RISE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD.  JOHN 20:9  KJV.  

 What about doubting Thomas?  He did not believe.

JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM, THOMAS BECAUSE THOU HAST SEEN ME, THOU HAST BELIEVED:  BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HAVE NOT SEEN, AND YET HAVE BELIEVED.  JOHN 20:29  KJV.  

How can we believe?  How can we trust God?  Well, from my own experiences.  I just have a sense to know, there is no other option but to believe.  And to trust God.  For me anyway. I have to try and obey, and I have to try and serve God with all my being.  I have to watch my step, and my love walk.  I have to remember Gods power, and to have fear of God.  I have to remember always the sacrifice of Christ.  

I grieved this weekend.  It was a very strange sense of depression I had.  I felt pretty hopeless, to be honest.  I am not going to lie.  There are factors in my life, that just don’t seem to find resolution, or healing in, and I actually felt this week, that the enemy mocked me, laughed at me, and told me, “I have stolen so much from you.”  I hate thieves.   I hate what they represent.  Anyway, hate is such a strong word, but I hate what the devil has stolen from me.  

But I did have a sense of hope, to know only God, can restore.  So I prayed…

This has helped me.  

Today, Resurrection Sunday, I did not go to church.  I don’t have a church to go to.  But, I woke up with some joy.  I woke up, knowing that today is the day, the Lord has made, and I will rejoice in it.  I woke up, knowing that Christ has risen.  I woke up, knowing the disciples saw Christ again, and were joyful, and their sorrow, sadness, depression, was changed that Resurrection Sunday, because of Christ.  

I felt the Holy Spirit whisper to me….  

“Find joy, in the little things.”

So profound, but it stirred my spirit up.  The little things, the little things, that do bring me joy.  Oh I could say them, even here, but I don’t want you to confuse my “Little things” with your little things, or big things for that matter.  

Because we are all different.  We all have different lifestyles, experiences, hardships, and well comparing is never good.  

But we must be united in that love.  That love that binds us closer to Christ.  Christ said, in John 13:35 KJV.  Thats how they will know we are his disciples, by the love we have, and for one another.

BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.   

Love is not a little thing, but beginning to love, as small as it is, for whatever reason, can make it bigger. 

So, I have a different perspective, this morning. My Lord, has taken my griefs, and sorrow, and healed my spirit.  

This Resurrection Sunday.  I just have a sense, that small things can grow into big things.  But, I am not looking at that, I think I am just searching to find the beauty and joy, in just what Christ has given me, provided for me, shown me, and revealed who He is in these matters.  I just know, I fall short of His glory.  I just know, I am imperfect, and have flaws.  I just know, only He can heal me, save me, and bless me.  

So, I am sharing.  I am sharing, what has blessed me, as I am so grateful for my Salvation.  You know, Salvation, is such a gift, its a big gift, one should never take for granted.  But, having the realization that I was a sinner, long ago, and just accepting Christ as my savior, repenting, may be a small thing to some, but as small as that awakening was, it is, the biggest thing, I could do for my life.  

I am grateful.  I am finding joy, in the small things in life…..

Life is too short my friends, to be depressed.  To be sorrowful, to let the enemy steal our joy.  When Christ paid the biggest sacrifice for our sins, He paid the penalty for our sins.  Thats a big thing……  I never want to take for granted what He did on the cross for me.  

Because He told me in my spirit, this morning to “find joy, in the little things.”  I intend to do so, to be mindful, to look for the little things, so I can have hope.  

Blessings and love, 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

I SO ADMIRE WHEN SOMEBODY APOLOGIZES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0101I saw an example of someone apologizing today, and it released the other person.  It took the blow of it away.  It was not toward me, but it is someone I do love, and I saw how that person, struggled, because of the offense.  I could relate.  But after a day, the other person apologized, and released this person I love.  That did my heart good.  So good I am writing about it.  

I do, admire when someone apologizes.  It takes courage, it takes truth, a humbleness, an ability to throw away pride, and say, I am sorry.  I made a mistake.  I was wrong, please accept my apology.  

It seems like many do not know how to do that, any more.  It seems like pride, takes over often.  And to admit ones fault, they think is beneath them.  Or makes them look inferior.  But not to God, He sees….And He will judge. 

So many times, its not that one might not even have the right, to be offended, with someone, but its the way, they handle it. 

With either, grace or accusations, or even jealousy.   Thats the wrong approach.  Getting into someones business.  

Pride, is such an ugly spirit, that holds one back from apologizing, and it hurts us.  It really does.

I do have a forgiving spirit, I guess, because I longed for it so much, growing up, but grace was not extended to me.  And I know when people are gracious to me, or giving me the silent treatment.  It does tick me off, because I don’t react like that. To others.  

So I am mindful, that pride is not seen, by God or others. I learned early to be accountable, and not make excuses.   I have learned, Christ taught us to forgive.  But it also goes hand in hand, with this thing in being apologetic, and accountable.  

Yet, when grace is not extended to me, I do get put off, by people, who cannot even humble themselves, to be accountable, and say.  “You know what I made a mistake.”  They don’t make excuses, they just say I am sorry, and then go from there.

They don’t throw other issues in the air, they admit their wrong doing, and stick with the issue.

Being mature, being humble, to say, I am sorry, I am sure, is beautiful in the sight of the Lord.  

Stand your ground, when you are offended, but extend grace if someone really is sincere.   But yes, I do need to reflect in this, forgive.  You see, being unforgiving, is a poison.  And you don’t want that in your soul.  So forgive even if you don’t get an apology.

 I really do respect it, and love seeing it.  If someone apologizes.   That tells me, they want to grow.  They want to please God, and they realize, they had no room themselves, to act like they did.  

But to each their own.  I have learned, you cannot make someone do something like this, unless they really see the error of it.  

Sad thing is, because one never knows….

I would rather, apologize, and repent to God now, before its too late, before chances go by, before even leaving this earth.  

See we know when we are wrong or right, and if pride is telling us we are right when we are wrong.  Its called a a “conscience” and if you don’t get that red flag, you may be far out.  And you may need to do some major repenting.  Because you are hearing the wrong voice.  Thats not Christ.

Something to think about, “Just My Thoughts,” today….

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez 

 

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GOD WILL KEEP HIS PROMISES BUT PEOPLE DO NOT ALWAYS KEEP THEM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3085 2FOR ALL THE PROMISES OF GOD IN HIM ARE YEA, AND IN HIM, AMEN, UNTO THE GLORY OF GOD BY US.  

II CORINTHIANS 1:20  KJV.  

I do praise God and give Him glory, for His promises He keeps.  I rely on them.  I know in this world, people will let us down.

This photo, are remembrances of promises made, in friendship, with a sister in Christ.

They are cards, and promises, she sent through out the years.  I have so many of them.  I have kept them through the years.  Because they blessed me, and they promised friendship.

I don’t have the heart to toss them.  But I cannot bear to keep looking at them. Either.

Our friendship dissolved, a few months ago.  And I wonder, what poisoned her heart, so very much?  Toward me, that she won’t have anything to do with me.  I have talked about it, in my other blogs, and I don’t mean to rehash it here.

But I don’t understand, how someone, could call me a sister, a friend, pray with me, laugh with me, and be a confidant, and then just say, “Oh it was just for a season.”  

Yes, there was offenses.

Please note:  Two days after I wrote the post.  This following indented part is now being revised and edited.  I did list some of the offenses here, because I was just venting.  I think it still wounds me, but I won’t be healed if I keep talking about it.  

And, you know, God knows, I love the lady still as a friend, even though, she and I no longer communicate.  I wish her well.  I pray God bless her. See I want to come from a place, where I am walking in love, and I had always committed, to her, that a friend, loves at all times, so I am aware of the scripture that says, love covers a multitude of sins.  So, I am removing the offenses from this post.    

But it has taught me, and it taught me harshly, I will never trust people again.  Not like that.  People will not always keep their promises.  This is proof here.

But more then ever, I do trust God and His promises.  You see, He will never leave you or me, or forsake us.  He has proven it.  He has done so very much for me, by all of His promises.

As long as we trust Him.  And His promises.

Friend, I don’t know you, but I implore you trust Gods promises.  Maybe you are angry with God, but don’t be.  He loves you, and can change things. I know, He has for me, my whole life.

Trust His promises.  Claim them.   Read them over and over, speak them, share them, proclaim them…..Let them get into your heart, your soul, your mind, your spirit.  Let His promises get into all of you.

And then just obey, to receive His promises.  Seek Him first, His Kingdom, and His righteousness.  And all those other “promises”  will be added.

His promises are real, and they are tangible.

He has been so loving and kind to me.  And my King James Bible, reminds me of His promises.  Because it is Holy, not corrupted by men, who broke their promise to even not to change it.

Because it is a commandment not to change His word.  Read Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5-6, and Revelation 22:18-19, and there are other scriptures that attest to this.  To His promise to those who disobey Him in this.

Thats worthy of so much praise, and even though, I have learned all of this as a valuable lesson in life, it has brought me closer to God.

I praise God, and thank Him, for everything….

Even this, He knows.  And I just put it all in His hands.

Love is my guide, as I praise Him.  I choose to continue, and walk on.  In obedience to God. Staying in the light. Knowing darkness, being unforgiving, hating, separates us from God.

Let us praise God for His promises.

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

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WHEN YOU SEE A FRIEND GO TO THE DARK SIDE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3886There are signs, there are signals, one might see, if they have a friend, that goes to the dark side.

And you grieve for them, because you love them.  But you cannot do anything.  Because God gives us a choice.  Its always a choice.

But when someone, purposely has pride, will not be humble, will not forgive, will not communicate, will believe a lie, and actually fight you, to maintain all that, hate.  

Well….all you can do is walk away.  When someone, will bring up offenses, over and over again, that is not forgiving.  

See, the enemy, has deceived them.  And when any of us, purposely disobey God in matters of forgiveness, well, thats giving place to the enemy.  Thats going to the dark side.  

See, our words do matter.  When one makes a commitment, to love God, and love one another, one takes it to heart.  You don’t just say it when its convenient, or when its going good.  But through all times.  

But I was not the one who made the choice to close the case but her.  And, to depart from that, is a choice, and its a choice, that brings darkness.  God sees.  

Scripture says, a friend, loves at all times, not when its convenient.  Or when, everything is alright.  Love, does love through, the disagreements, the silence, and even, the hate.  

See, I know, I love someone, someone, I called a sister, a friend, who for so much showed friendship and loyalty, to me, but when it came down to it, she was not accountable, to her own behavior.  I still love this person, but I see, she has stepped into the darkness.  And now I just grieve for her.  

Because now she is just someone, who wants nothing to do with me, ever again.  And I respect that.  It does hurt, but I am grateful, I have my armor on, and I will quench those fiery darts from the enemy, that he uses, from my frien-enemy to throw at me.  

I am careful, always, to offer forgiveness, because I know myself, that if we are not pleasing God in this, He will not forgive us.  And the record shows I did. But she rejected it.  

I may have made mistakes, in fact, I know I did, in friendship with this person, I am thinking about.  But the grace was not there for me.  And I kept seeing it, and yet I offered grace, but she would not.  She offered me the silent treatment, closed the case, and let obscenities be spoken about me.  That is not love.

So, when you don’t see grace, that is a signal, that this person, has their blinders on.  Sad thing is, if you keep your blinders on, and do not obey God,  You can miss it.  And walk right into the enemies camp, of darkness.  And he only comes to kill, steal and destroy.  Even friendships, based on prayer, and God.  Especially those kind, and that was the kind of friendship we had, at one time.  

Sad thing is though, when you see other friends, contribute to that, and take sides, well they have gone to the dark side with that person.  I REBUKE THAT, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.  I MARK THAT, AND WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM EITHER. 

We pray for people, but we also know, its a choice.  You want to pull them out of the fiery flames, but when people silence you, want nothing to do with you.

 You go, on, with Christ.  Christ said, as His disciples, we were to love one another.  He said, that we were to forgive.  He said, that love would show we were His disciples.  I have tried, but I am done.  

I will try and not write about this person, ever again, concerning this person.  Because this person, did not care, that she wounded me.  But this is how I heal.  And I have nothing further to say, you see, I tried. And I know it.

I have so many cards from this person, so many reminders, of a commitment, that she just forgot about.  So I may do some purging, of gifts, and reminders. 

Make sure you have done all you can in love, and forgiveness, and let the record reflect that.  Because there is one.  And God sees.  

If you can relate to my friend, I  implore you to repent to God.  I don’t expect an apology at this point, from her, but if I can warn someone, don’t go to the dark side.  

BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.  JOHN 13:35  KJV.  

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez 

WHY IS FAVOR DECEITFUL? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Why Is Favor Deceitful?  By Christian Author Elena Ramirez 

FAVOR IS DECEITFUL, AND BEAUTY IS VAIN:  BUT A WOMAN THAT FEARETH THE LORD, SHE SHALL BE PRAISED.  Proverbs 31:30.  KJV.  

I have to say first, that I fear God.  I have learned that, in my journey of life.  I know there are consequences to sin.  I know, that I have reaped what I have sowed, many times.   So I fear God.  I fear the one, who can part heaven and earth on my behalf.  I fear God, who has the final say, as to whether or not Heaven or hell is my home for eternity.  I fear God.  I have learned this.  

Yet there is grace, and there is a compassion, and mercy, that God extends, but I have to be honest.  Thats favor.  

 And I always want to make you think…. Even as I ask this question. Why is favor Deceitful? For the above scripture says it is. And I believe Gods King James word.

Thats why this blog is called, “Just My Thoughts”, but I know its not me, its God, and He gives me the inspiration, I do have.  I call that favor. And I really study His word, to pray, to have the mind of Christ.  But I don’t take it for granted, because I know its a gift.  And if He favors me to do that, I want to do it, at my best ability, for His glory.  But I also realize….

In my own personal life….

Favor, has not been a strong force in my life.  Even according to the worlds standards.  Doors haven’t flung open.  People, and help has not come my way.  Money has not been a great favor either.  And maybe thats good.  Things, have not easily come to me.  

Yet, He meets my every need.  When I need.  Thats favor as well. I am trying to find the balance in this, because I am grateful.  But yet, I haven’t had great favor from people, even from family.  Or friends, I realize.  As I write this.  

I have had my struggles, and I won’t go into all the details.  But, on the subject of favor, and in my humble opinion, I just have a sense, even lately, that we can miss it.  One can take things for granted.  And I think thats a dangerous place to be.  

You can miss it, if you have favor.  And this is why I believe the scripture says it can be deceitful.  It may handicap you so you don’t strive for the excellence, from God, in fear of God.  

Because you think, you know what?

He loves me, this is a great life I live, and I have His favor.  So you stop trying….

You stop trying to please God.  You stop taking the commandments to heart.  His law. You start puffing yourself up, like you are a know it all, or you might even think you are better then somebody else.  So many people in our world, deny God, because they think its all about them, and that is just wrong.  

And when I give an analogy, of why I feel even here, why favor can be deceitful, it is because it could, cause one, to stop growing.  

Just think about it. Think about the beautiful people you know.  People, that are handed things in life, without much of a struggle, they have favor.  But when you look at them sometimes deeper, you realize like all of us, they have flaws.  But yet, they think they are better.   The light might be on, but who is inside?  

The flaws, may not be on the outside, because they are beautiful.  But inside, they are broken.  But they might not see it.  They are, content, even to say, that they don’t feel like they have to try.  I have met people like that.  I have met some people, who like to play at being dumb, and thats a dangerous place to be.  They put the “duh” in dumb.  

And they may even say they believe in God, but there is something, I see, and I relate it to scripture.  That is missing, and is it because favor was deceitful?

FOR MEN SHALL BE LOVERS OF THEIR OWN SELVES, COVETOUS, BOASTERS, PROUD, BLASPHEMERS, DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS, UNTHANKFUL, UNHOLY, WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION, TRUCEBREAKERS, FALSE ACCUSERS, INCONTINENT, FIERCE, DESPISERS OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD, TRAITORS, HEADY, HIGHMINDED, LOVERS OF PLEASURES MORE THAN LOVERS OF GOD; HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, BUT DENYING THE POWER THEREOF, FROM SUCH TURN AWAY.  II TIMOTHY 3:3-5.  KJV (please see this from a King James, these same scriptures are out there, but they are corrupted word)

They deny the power thereof.  I will repeat that, they deny the power thereof, because I think, they believe, the favor they have, or may I even say, the “grace” they have, makes them think they don’t have to even say, please or thank you.  

They don’t have to try, they think its all a given.  The favor.  They think they deserve it.  Just because they are on this earth.  Wrong.  Turn away from those kind of examples.  And those kind of people, they should not be your role model.  Jesus should be.  

Do we deserve favor?  I used to think I did. I used to think, I deserved it.  I used to think, just because I served, God, I deserved it.  But, at this point in my life, with all my own failures, and my own flaws, I don’t think I deserve favor any more.  

Maybe thats sad, to expect it, or want it, and evens ay that here, but maybe its for the best, I have not had great favor.  Now I know, I am the head, and not the tail.  According to scripture, but I want to find the right balance, that pleases God.  

Maybe, because I have learned the hard way, to work for what I have, to be my own person, in Christ, and not take anything for granted.  To study who He is, personally.  And see His attributes, His beautiful characteristics.  

To not take a religious figure, and put them on a pedestal, because we all can miss it.  Because that is also idolatry.  And God gets jealous.  But to just be thankful, for what I do have, and give God glory, because I see the difference.  

See, grace and favor, are great, to have, and I am not an idiot, I would love it.  But, I have learned, as well, that favor, can be deceitful.  The enemy, can distract you, and have doors opened, that may make you, think its favor from God, but it may be a test.  How about that idea?  Hmm…..

I was just talking about this with a friend, lately, that, I am sometimes hard on myself.  But, I would rather be hard on myself, and see the error of my ways, then to offer myself grace, and miss it.  

I don’t want to miss being accountable to God and others.  Growth can only happen when we see the error of our ways, repent to God, and in that process, perhaps apologize to someone, or try to make it up, in one way or another.  But more to God.  To change more like Christ.  To get my eyes off of me, my problems, and look at how Christ relates to it.  

But if you have constant favor, you might not try.  So, you be the judge, in it, concerning your own life.  Yes, I long for favor too, but in it, I just pray, I will not grow cold, indifferent, desensitized, or I will not get puffed up, or full of myself and forget where I came from.

This West side kid, from Denver, Colorado, knows her humble beginnings.  I know where God has brought me, from.  I know, I am nothing without Jesus.  I know I hit rock bottom at one time.  I know, that I fell through the cracks in many ways.   

Maybe thats all the favor I need.  Because He saved me.  He reached out, and saved me.  I will take it, and be thankful.  I will also serve Him, for the rest of my life.  Whether I have extra favor or not.  

God already proved Himself to me, and I know it.  He does not have to jump through hoops for me.  I know He saved me, I know my God.  And I also, know there is a lost world out there.  I know, many need to see His light, and I will try and shine it.  

And I pray if I ever get any more favor, I will always be mindful to consider those scriptures above, and not deny the power, thereof.  Because then the scripture would be fulfilled to say that yes, favor is deceitful.  And I don’t want favor to be deceitful in my life.

 Just saying….in just these thoughts of mine.

Blessings and love,

Elena Ramirez 

 

 

PRACTICE TRUTH SO YOU CAN BE FREE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


 
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PRACTICE TRUTH SO YOU CAN BE FREE ~ By Christian author Elena Ramirez

I want to say this, and I want to say it in love. Because I see some struggling with truth. I see how it paralyzes you. You are afraid. You might even feel like a hypocrite.

 

You don’t think there will be grace or forgiveness. Especially in matters of loyalty, and friendship. You want to be loyal to God, but you cannot if you are not to others. Because you are not being honest. It shows. It seems to be a double standard. You think that there is no hope. You are in a prison, because you have not learned how to break out of the chains, you, yourself, have put on you.
 
I grieve for you, because I love you. I grieve for you, because I know more then anything Christ loves you. But you are struggling right now, and you do not have to. Let the truth, be the truth, and let it fall off of you. Break the chains, and if anything, relate yourself to being free. Even if you were denied. Be free, be courageous, and be love. This is what counts, and you have to see, how you become your own enemy when you hide the truth. You are hiding it. And hurting yourself.
 
Scripture tells us, the truth will set us free. And I will be honest with you. Gods KJV truth set me free. Because I use it, and live by it.
 
There were things in my life, that held me prisoner, I was so ashamed….but I know the difference. Even now, I still make mistakes, that I pray are not sin. But I look at them, I don’t make excuses, I apologize if I have to. I repent, and then I go on.
 
Even now, the enemy, tries to whisper cruel and mean things, to remind me, and I say, “Shut up devil, I took it to the cross, in repentance.” I plead the blood of Jesus in truth!
 
I know what Gods word can do to change someone. From sin. To His sweet righteousness.
 
Start with His KJV word, start sharing it, and see the difference. Grow. Your on the vine with Christ. Start sharing that truth, and see how the truth will set you free in other areas. It will, it will do something so great for you. But as you are breaking the chains, on you. You are breaking the chains off of someone else. Thats always the goal, for His glory.
 
But if you do not, there will be things in your life, that will keep you in bondage, because you don’t use it, and its right there.
 
You have to see yourself in bondage. And why you hide a lie. You have to see, how it holds you back.
 
See the scriptures right in front of you. Open the King James Bible, book, tell others, and be free.
 
AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE. JOHN 8:32.