PRAISING GOD AS YOU ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN HIM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3636Encouraging yourself in God, is your job.  This is where, praise, worship, prayer, reading of Holy King James scripture, and trusting God, comes in.

It is your job.  It is your responsibility.  It should be a way of life.  It should not be done begrudging, or frustrated.  Or in a way, that shows you and God, that you do not lift Him up as a priority.  He sees, He knows.

You train yourself, as a soldier for the Lord.  Your build up your own faith, by “encouraging” yourself in God.

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So many Christians, who say they are Christians, do not try to discipline themselves, to encourage themselves in God.  Do you notice that word, “discipline”  if you are a disciple of Christ, that is derived from that, in disciplining.

David understood that.  He knew, he had to seek God.  He suffered, from everything he went through.  Yet, David was just a man, he had his weaknesses, and sins.  But God loved David.

One thing, I admired about David, was that even though Saul, did not like him, hated him, cast him out, hunted him…. David knew God had anointed Saul.  He knew, better then to try and do the same to him.  Scripture says, touch not my anointed.  What a wonderful example.

But even though, he knew this, he knew he had to encourage himself in God.

We could all learn from this.  To encourage ourselves in God….

Life is not easy, thats for sure.  And even if it was, all the more reason, to encourage ourselves in our Lord.

AND HE SET THE PRIESTS IN THEIR CHARGES, AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO THE SERVICE OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.  JUDGES 20:22 KJV.

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

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IF YOU BREAK GODS LAWS YOU WILL BREAK MANS LAWS THE LAW OF THE LAND (IMMIGRATION) ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


 

IMG_4828.jpegI DELIGHT TO DO THY WILL, O MY GOD:  YEA, THY LAW IS WITHIN MY HEART.  Psalms 40:8.  KJV.

I love Gods law, I love how it makes me feel closer to God.  How it makes me realize God is many things, including a just God, but He is also a legal God.

BUT HIS DELIGHT IS IN THE LAW OF THE LORD: AND IN HIS LAW DOTH HE MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT.  PSALMS 1:2.  KJV.  

I do meditate on Gods word day and night.  To try and know His laws.  So I can please Him, and it has been working.  I have a sense lately, and I cannot explain it, but I know this pleases God, searching to understand His laws.  As you know, I promote the King James for holiness, for the anointing, the full power of Gods promises, about who He is, and His law.  I probably should have been a lawyer, but I will be a defender of His truth.  My King James bible.

The Lord, has really been showing me a lot about the law lately, and I have been encountering those who in the body of Christ, as well, as in the world, who have no honor or respect for law.

And I am talking about Gods law, as well as every day laws, that are in place.  In society, and in the United States.  They don’t respect it, honor it, or even consider it.  Which makes me sad.  But I wonder how God feels?

It just has made me conclude, that if you don’t honor Gods laws, you won’t have an example or understanding to respect mans laws, or the laws of the land.   I wonder if this is part of our problem?

And I don’t say that flippantly.  I say, that, because I have actually talked to Christians, who really have no respect for law.  And first because they do not respect Gods law.

And if you have no respect, for Gods law, you won’t have fear of God.  I have written about the fear of God on a few occasions, but it has made me see, that if you fear God.  You will fear the consequences of breaking His laws.  It will keep you out of trouble.

I have made those mistakes, which are in His eyes sin.  And many Christians, have a strange, and to me a perverted sense, when it comes to the law.  They think they have a license to sin, because of grace.  They really don’t help people, to be free, because they themselves are blind, and leading the blind, and have chains on themselves.

And when you think you don’t have to honor Gods laws, your in a strange place spiritually.  I have talked to many who think that we are free from the law.  And that is so wrong, because the only law we are free from is the law of sin, and death.  Found in Romans 8:2.  One could miss that, if they don’t look carefully, and I think many Christians have missed that.  But Romans 8:2 says this:

FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.  

Do you notice it does not elaborate, that we are free from Gods commandments or laws?

Many Christians make this mistake.  They think grace covers it. Wrong.  If sin is evident, and it’s unrepented.  God will not answer your prayers, (read Psalms 66:18 King James) And it will be marked against you in the book of life.  And when you stand before God, those books will be opened.  What will it say?  That you disregarded Gods laws, and the law of the land?

I talked to a woman yesterday, who was very knowledgeable about word.  She used it in the context, concerning the immigration problem we have.  And I won’t share all the scripture she used, but she tried to use it in a way, where it was promoting illegal activity for immigrants.

We went rounds, me and this lady, in our communications.  But she had this strange perverted sense, that if it is good, (in her eyes, which could be deceptive) then its o.k. to break laws.  Wrong.  She admitted to wanting to breaking the law of the land.  And promoted that to me.

She tried to use examples, but because I do fear God, and I do try to keep Gods laws, and commandments, I saw through her reasoning.  Basically, she was trying to find loop holes, to sin.  And she wanted to bring me into that darkness, to agree, with her agenda, but I would not go for it.IMG_4227

What I finally concluded about this lady, is that, she had pride.  She actually admitted, she was trying to turn the tables in the matter, and would use scripture to try and justify the breaking of laws.  Gods law, and the law of the land, concerning immigration.

I am somewhat saddened to see, our country in the position it is in right now.  Concerning immigration, as I add my two cents here.  I feel for those people.  But I truly believe if those in authority, from the beginning, had protected our borders, supported our President Trump, with funds, in these matters, that would have been a clear signal, Don’t come here illegally.

Many want to argue, that they are seeking asylum.  But there are ports of entry, to do that, to do it legally. See “Violation 8, United States Code 1325.” And when they just come into the land, and get benefits from Americans that pay their taxes.  I just think its wrong.  We have a homeless problem and a problem where our own Veterans, need assistance, and help, and they should take priority to me.

This woman  wanted to use scripture that supports the alien, that comes in the land.  To love them to be kind to them.  I don’t have a problem with that.  If here legally.  I don’t know the conditions to be honest at those detention centers.  But I still believe we are a compassionate country, and treat people fairly.  But they are definitely overfilled.  So the resources are limited, because funds are not available.  And whose fault is that?

What bothers me, is she disregarded our laws.  As an American, and as a Christian. And….How that can hurt Americans.  Yet she could not see how it hurts America.  Or herself.

And this is where she and I disagreed.  Her heart, was compassionate.  I am compassionate as well, but there is a right way, and a wrong way.  A legal way, and an illegal way, and if you do it illegally, you don’t honor God.  Or the laws of the land.

I have seen other Christians who do not honor Gods law, I had another lady tell me she was “blameless.”  As she dismissed Gods laws. And I thought how strange, because I know we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  This is also scriptural.   No one is blameless.  Every one of us, put Christ on that cross.  She even in some strange way, said, grace was better than her salvation, which to me insulted Christ, and what He did on that cross for us, but she tried to use language as her mistake, so I gave her grace.  And I do not want to judge, because I know, I sin as well.

But still….When you break Gods laws….

Thats pride, that’s another way of trying to justify breaking laws, because of grace.  We do not grow, if pride or sin is there.  By breaking Gods laws.

All I know, and see is that if we do not honor Gods laws, we will break mans laws.  And if I can get you to see that, and honor Gods laws, perhaps I will spare you some heartache.

I just think of how misguided I was in my youth.  I broke laws, of God. And against myself.   I paid severely in many ways because of that.  It taught me to look and see why things sometimes did not go well with me, spiritually or in life.

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One of my favorite scriptures, I use in this, is the following:  It is a secret to happiness. By keeping the law.   I tried to share it with that lady, who disagreed with me concerning immigration.  She dismissed it.  She picked and chose another scripture that she believed tried to deflect from that truth.  Which I will write here as well.

But to me, because she actually took a stance in trying to break the laws of the land, and tried to justify it was o.k.  She actually failed in her attempts to help those people, because without the law, they will perish.  They cannot find happiness.  And isn’t that just one of the wonderful things we all seek?  Happiness?

Many of these immigrants are suffering, because they are so misguided, when it comes to obeying the law, and if they see many in our country turning the other eye, disobeying the law, what do they expect?  They will come.

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

She ignored this scripture.  She gave me this one:

THIS IS THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT.  AND THE SECOND IS LIKE UNTO IT, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.  ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS HANG ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS.  MATTHEW 22:38-40  KJV.

Which she thought gave her permission to break all the other laws.  And do you see this?  I do, many will take one scripture like this, and disregard the rest of the Bible, and thats wrong.

I wish, I had shared this scripture with her, I may just put my post on that page, maybe she will see it, even though, I blocked her, I got tired of her nonsense.

THOU THAT MAKEST THY BOAST OF THE LAW, THROUGH BREAKING THE LAW DISHONOUREST THOU GOD?  ROMANS 2:23  KJV.  

We dishonor God,  if we break mans laws, and Gods laws.  And one may get away with it, but sooner or later, it will catch up with a person, and it is better to just see, the error of our ways, repent, and make it right with God, and with those you have broken laws with.  Including the law of loving one another.  You can love, legally, others.  It would be better for them, and yourself if we all take this to heart.

GIVE ME UNDERSTANDING, AND I SHALL KEEP THY LAW: YEA, I SHALL OBSERVE IT WITH MY WHOLE HEART.  PSALMS 119:34.

IMG_4662(Read all of Psalms 119, from a King James, it gives a beautiful understanding to doing the right thing by Gods laws.)

FOR I GIVE YOU GOOD DOCTRINE, FORSAKE YE NOT MY LAW.  PROVERBS 4:2  KJV.  

Blessings, in Christ,

 

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

WHEN YOU LONG TO BE RESTORED ~By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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AND I WILL RESTORE TO YOU THE YEARS, THAT THE LOCUST HATH EATEN, THE CANKERWORM, AND THE CATERPILLAR, AND THE PALMERWORM MY GREAT ARMY WHICH I SENT AMONG YOU. Joel 2:25 King James. 

Don’t ever think God cannot get you a message.  He can.  He did even now, by giving me this scripture.  You know how a thought comes to you, and then a scripture will be revealed.  Making it witness in the spirit.  So I know its for you too.  I know He knows, our Hearts.  He knows, I am thinking about this lately.  Just restoration.  He knows.

Do you ever miss what could have been?  Or do you miss what you have lost, personally, emotionally, physically, spiritually?

IMG_4189You long to be restored.  You long for God to just touch you.  To have mercy on you, to get back, or give back what the devil has stolen from you.  I think about that now and then, because I have lost some things, that I don’t think I can ever get back.  But maybe they were never meant to be.  But still there are some things that I know I have lost, but because I was very misguided.

Think about that, because this is where the spiritual curses came in that stole whatever it was, that was yours, but now you see it, and now you realize you want to be restored.

What did you do, that brought those things to happen?  Was it a sin, was it a generational sin, that turned into a curse?

You know, I believe in grace, and I believe in extending grace to myself, and others, but I see for myself sometimes where I was so naive, so trusting, so dumb, that I did not see what I was doing.  I hurt myself.   I know Gods word brings light, and opened my eyes.

And when you see that, by some of the things you reap, it can open your eyes.  Sin, will bring in the devourer, and eat up your crops.  Your spiritual blessings, even your money.

IMG_1493.jpgI don’t know if all things can be restored.  I know God does have the ability to restore all things, but I don’t know if it can be done in a lifetime.  Maybe you are totally restored in Gods Kingdom.

Sometimes, it takes a lifetime, to lose what you had, because of your own negligence, and that’s hard to face sometimes.  Because truth of the matter, is nobody, likes to admit, they are their own worse enemy.  But sometimes you do have to do that.  You have to sometimes, stop and ponder.  Reflect. Pray, and repent.

Sometimes, I think about when God does teach us lessons, and thats one reason, why I do fear God.

I don’t know, just the thought, of knowing I made some mistakes, that hurt me, grieves me.  Even though, I know God forgives me, sometimes, its hard for me to forgive myself.  And I don’t want to beat myself up, by thinking about some things.  But it helps me to know, if I am remorseful, then I can get right with God.

So, I do long for God to restore unto me everything, even things I cannot even put into words myself, but God knows.  And I just need to be grateful for where I am, what I am doing, but I know I need to enjoy the little things.  Even by myself, or with those I love.

I just need to get motivated, right now, and I kind of do long for restoration.  Right now, I am craving it, longing for it, and just trusting God.

This scripture ministers to me, maybe it will you as well.

RESTORE UNTO ME THE JOY OF THE SALVATION:  AND UPHOLD ME WITH THY FREE SPIRIT.  PSALMS 51:12.  King James

David had written it, after Nathan the prophet had come to him after he had did what he did to get Bathsheba.  He sinned, greatly.  Taking her husbands life.  He was jealous, and wanted her.  And David saw his sin.  He pleaded to God for mercy, because of Gods loving kindness, he asked that God would blot out his transgressions.  He felt ashamed, and if we are ashamed, and go to God, that is good.

He wanted to be clean, to wipe the sin away.  He knew, God saw that.  He knew that God wanted truth in his inner being.  So, he wanted to be washed.  And he wanted to hear joy and gladness, to rejoice.  He did not want God to cast him away, or His holy spirit.  He said, I will teach transgressors truth, I will try and convert those to Him.

Gee I relate to that.  Because if I share anything here, with anybody.  I am not trying to talk about myself, but what God has done for me.  I want someone to avoid the mistakes I made.  A young girl.  Or whoever, even an old woman.

Because he did have a broken spirit, and a contrite heart.  So have I.  On occasion.

He knew God would not despise that.  I recommend reading the entire chapter of Psalms 51.  It is a beautiful chapter, that expressed repentance.

I think if we can come to that point with broken hearts, and see, our sins, even if everything is not restored, we can at least have peace with God.  Repentance, is a good thing.  It keeps the slate clean.  I believe in it daily.  See we are spiritual houses, and we need to keep our spiritual house clean daily.

Malachi 3, talks about God rebuking the devourer.  For our sakes.  The enemy that ate up your blessings.  I know it speaks about giving, but I want you to also see, it talks about how the curse came in.  Turning to God can break the curses.  Read it from a King James.  There you will see the holiness of it, because the word is not corrupted. IMG_4785.jpeg

I wish I could share more, here, even about myself, but I cannot put into words, all that I feel, as much as I have been an open book.  But some things, I hide now.  To protect my own being.

But I do trust God, and every day that He gives me to live, I pray, its for His glory.  Restoration, is such a gift, and I think if we can appreciate what we have, and who we are in Christ, by what Christ did for us, we can receive it.  With grace.  Hope this blesses you.

I believe what Christ did on the cross for me and you, is meant for us to see restoration is possible.  We just have to search for Him.  But He will show us.  Looking at all that He did for us on the cross reminds us how precious His sacrifice was for us, in love, and that it is a gift.  One of the benefits, I believe is restoration.

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

 

 

WHEN THE DEVIL WANTS TO JUDGE YOU ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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When the devil wants to judge you, you need to know who you are in Christ.IMG_4765.jpeg

You need to know, if you have taken your sins to the cross.  Do you plead the blood of Jesus over your sins?  If you have, taken those sins to the cross, no one, and I mean no one, has the right to bring them up again.

You need to know, to not have the appearance of evil yourself.  Or you will be judged. You need to know what your own motives are.  What kind of signals are you giving?  Are they mixed signals?  Are you speaking good and evil at the same time?  Bitter and sweet? Your pipes may need to be cleaned.  But maybe you won’t see it till you get judged…. Just a thought.

ABSTAIN FROM ALL APPEARANCE OF EVIL.  I THESSALONIANS 5:22  King James.

DOTH A FOUNTAIN SEND FORTH AT THE SAME PLACE SWEET WATER AND BITTER?  JAMES 3:11 King James. 

What are you doing?  What are you telling folks, by your words?  That may yes, contradict who you are in Christ.  Don’t forget Christ hears everything you say, and what you think.

What are you doing in private?  Can you be trusted when alone?  God sees everything.   You may try to fool others, but you can never fool God.

If you are repeating sins, then you have not fully repented.  So that makes that null and void.  So don’t give the devil an open door to judge you.  A legal right.

IMG_4764.jpegYou should not be playing with your salvation, you should not abuse grace.  You should be in fear of God.  Because He does offer grace, but after a time, correction from God can be harsh.

But let’s talk about when the devil wants to judge you.  This can happen in a few situations.  But first of all, have you confided to someone, things, that they can use against you to judge you?

Don’t give the devil ammunition, to attack you.  Be careful.  Not everybody is a friend, and I have seen friends, use things against them.

I personally, would hope not to do that.  To a friend.  Even exfriends.  That I can frenemies.  For some friends have revealed some things to me.  But I learned the hard way, myself, don’t do that.  So I try not to do that.  To anyone.  Even if they have hurt me.

For, years ago, in my being naive, and very trusting.  (Which I am no longer that.)

I remember confiding to a friend, at work, and she was a Christian friend, so I thought I could trust her.   Wrong. She threw it back at me, when she felt convenient.  She made me feel so bad, because I did trust her.  But worse she told others, it made me feel ashamed.  And stupid for trusting her.

But it taught me, that in life, folks, are not often to be trusted.  And the worse kind, is when a Christian brother or sister throws something at you.  I know we all have this tendency to judge.  But be careful with that.  I myself have to recognize, the devil could use me in a matter, and I never want to be used by the enemy, by judging someone.

Gossip is being used by the devil to judge others.  Don’t wound people.  Don’t hurt them.  Don’t damage someones reputation, just to do it.

God tells us that love covers a multitude of sins.

AND ABOVE ALL THINGS HAVE FERVENT CHAIRITY AMONG YOURSELVES:  FOR CHAIRITY SHALL COVER THE MULTITUDE OF SINS.  I PETER 4:8  King James.  

But look at this scripture as well, and it talks about warning.

LET HIM KNOW, THAT HE WHICH CONVERTETH THE SINNER FROM THE ERROR OF HIS WAY SHALL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH AND SHALL HIDE A MULTITUDE OF SINS.  James 5:20  King James.

See the devil does not want you to save a soul from death.  He wants to judge you.  He wants to use you to judge others.  But please be ever so careful.  I think thats just one thing I have learned from folks, is they may either love you or hate you, but they do not use discretion in matters like this, that could be considered wisdom.IMG_4673.jpeg

You and I both have to see, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  We should judge, but judge righteously.  But when someone starts hitting someone on the head with the bible, or starts even promoting something that is wrong.

Well, my antenna goes up.  I get that red alert.  I look at the motive.  Even in conversations.  Some folks are so sneaky, and sometimes, their motive is to be right.  To puff themselves up.  It’s that pride.  They don’t want to be corrected, or warned.  The scriptures tells us to warn. But it is true many in the body of Christ thinks this is judging. Read Ezekiel 33, if you want to learn more about warning.

So you have to be really careful of this.  I see a lot of judging from the devil.  Because they may hate your point on a matter.  Anything of God, really just annoys the devil.  So they will engage in trying to judge you, or making you feel bad for who you are in Christ.  Hey they have not walked in my shoes, so I tell the devil shut up.  You don’t know what God has done for me, stop judging me.  I love God.

But then I look at their fruit.  I look at their own walk, and I think to myself, you really have no room to be judging someone else, when you live like hell.  What kind of fruit is that?  They forget the final judging is from God, and I know God does not take lightly someone who tries to throw him off His throne, because they think they can judge.  Bad move.

Yesterday, someone on social media, was knocking the President, again, this time calling him a rapist.  This person, is known for supporting abortion.  And it just ticked me off, because yes, we all do sin, and come short of the glory of God, but I said; Devil look at your own sins.  And see, where you go wrong first!  Like the scripture says, if you got a big piece of wood hanging out of your own eyes, you are not seeing too clearly.  It looks very hypocritical.

THOU HYPOCRITE, FIRST CAST OUT THE BEAM OUT OF THINE OWN EYE; AND THEN SHALT THOU SEE CLEARLY TO CAST OUT THE MOTE OUT OF THY BROTHERS EYE.  MATTHEW &;5  KJV.

Ouch.  We can be hypocritical and I always want to be careful with that.  I know, again my own sins, have placed our Lord on the cross.  But it did bother me, so I defended our President.

But, the devil will do that, he will try to intimidate, and judge, and put you down, yet the fruit of that person, is not righteous.  So thats why it looks like the devil is judging you.

Sometimes you have to remind the devil where he is headed.  Thats hell.  And the accuser has a special place in hell.  Read Revelation 12:10  King James.

Yes, bring God into a situation.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

IN ALL THY WAYS, ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATHS.  PROVERBS 3:6.  KJV.  

But remember, no weapon formed against you will prosper, if you are right with God.  He will make a way.  You are the apple of His eye.  Folks, don’t get that, about God, but He can be fierce, when it comes to protecting His people.

have been wounded, by folks in the body of Christ, those were the hardest wounds to heal.  I have been thrown out of churches.  I have met Pharisee spirits, that did not walk in love, but have had very judgmental spirits.  In the name of the Lord.  But I have also seen some who hurt me, get hurt back in return.  I do not for the record, rejoice in that. 

REJOICE NOT WHEN THINE ENEMY FALLETH, AND LET NOT THINE HEART BE GLAD WHEN HE STUMBELETH.  PROVERBS 24:17  KJV. 

He says, that every tongue that rises against you, you will condemn.

NO WEAPON THAT IS FORMED AGAINST THEE SHALL PROSPER; AND EVERY TONGUE THAT SHALL RISE AGAINST THEE IN JUDGMENT THOU SHALT CONDEMN.  THIS IS THE HERITAGE OF THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD, AND THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OF ME, SAITH THE LORD.  ISAIAH 54:17  KJV.

I have seen God give me words, when the devil tries to judge me, that I am amazed at, but I don’t let them get away with it.  I put the devil in his place.  I remind him, where he is going.  Especially, when he wants to judge me.  And I know the devil is a liar.  I know he only comes to kill, steal, and destroy, and if he can destroy your confidence, he will.  But don’t let him.  Confidence is a gift from God.  I have that confidence, because Christ gives me life abundantly.

But remember…

IMG_4761.jpegEven if it is in a friend, who the devil is using.  Put on your armor of God.  The devil will even use someone you trust and love.  To judge you.  To hurt you.  See we have an authority, a boldness, a courage, that only God can give.  And believe me, I have seen enough of my own battles, to know that there are times, it could only be God. But I praise God for that.

This again, is why I repent daily.  I remember some of my sins.  I know they are covered by the blood of Jesus.  I pray, they are in the sea of forgetfulness.  But I just know, in life, you will meet these kinds of people, who the enemy will use, to try and judge you.  To hurt you.  To shame you.

If you are convicted and you have repented, you should not feel condemned.  The only way you will feel condemned, is you have not repented.  The devil will judge you.  Don’t let him.  Make it right with God.  Now do you understand why I love repentance daily?

Because He lifts the humble and turns from the proud…. Another matter for just my thoughts.

But if you really want to defeat the enemy.  Pull out the King James word.  And you know I only recommend this word because it is Holy. It has power.

Use it, tell that devil he is a liar.  Ironic, I just got judged by someone who wanted to argue about the word of God, and instead of arguing, I know what God says, and I pull it out, write it, share it, and shut the devil up.  As I wear my armor of God, I pull out my sword.  This is my sword of truth! and it is sharp, and cuts deep.  When anyone challenges it, they challenge God, and He is not mocked.  The battle is His.

Don’t ever forget that.  Galatians 6:7 King James.  Look it up from a King James.

 

Blessings,

Elena Ramirez

 

AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SIN NOT~By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4207AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND SIN NOT; FOR SOME HAVE NOT THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD:  I SPEAK THIS TO YOUR SHAME.  I CORINTHIANS 15:34 KING JAMES.  

Have you ever gone through something, and it just seemed unbearable?  It just did not seem fair?  It hurt, it hurt bad?

For myself anyway, I have gone through such things, the times, that I recall, though that really made an impact, or woke me up.  Was because I was in sin.  I was not living a life of righteousness.

I will be honest, we cannot play church.  We cannot play religious.  We must walk in love, and we must forgive.  We  must be accountable.  If we are not accountable, we do not grow.  We must have a heart to truly obey God.  These things make a difference.  And when we truly awake to truth, in Christ, and receive salvation, by accepting Christ as Lord and savior, we should realize, that grace is a gift, but don’t abuse it.

I never want to abuse grace with Christ, because I know my sins, put Him on the cross.  So, I don’t want to play with sin.  But how did I get that revelation?  Because like that scripture above states, “Some have not the knowledge of God, I speak this to your shame.”

Yes, my sins, shamed me.  And very much so!  Because I did realize that Christ cleansed me, saved me, but why go back to sin, or shame, when I could avoid it?  How?  I realized I did not have the knowledge of God….or I would not be reaping what I had.

BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED:  FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP.  GALATIANS 6:7  KJV. 

I reaped pain sorrow.  Unhappiness.  Loneliness.  Desperation.  Fear….

I began to search for God.  I knew of God, but I was walking the fence between the world, and God.  Not everything was a bed of roses.  I found thorns…..IMG_1344.jpg

I had to see, what pleased Him, what mattered to Him.  I began to look at this differently.  For it is a relationship.

When you care for people, you honor them, love them, nurture them.  But you don’t take the relationship for granted.  You don’t treat them like crap, and then expect them to extend grace to you in return.  It just does not work that way.  You have to care.  If you do not care, then you will reap things, you don’t want.  I did not want to do that to my Lord, my God, my heavenly Father.  Because Christ paid the price.  I began to see in my relationship with God, never to take for granted, what He did on the cross for me.

And for the record, I am not being specific in the sense, in any particular situation.  About relationships with people.  But some do not have the knowledge of God.  Or they would not do the things they do! So how do you deal with it?  All I can say is pray…..

But don’t forget while you are praying.  Remember….That we all sin, we all come short of the Glory of God.  I am so glad the Holy Spirit, convicts me of that, because I am not perfect.  I know it.  And I don’t expect perfection from anybody either.IMG_4064

I am stating this, because relationship with Christ, should never be taken for granted.  And I suppose it is also a reflection in how we treat our family, friends, etc.   What do you truly cherish?  What do you look at and see, that you cannot do without?  To me that’s God.  And family.  They are not up for any kind of compromise.

Or we can miss it.  We can easily get distracted, and deceived by the enemy, and we have to be careful.  Sin really scares me.  Because it challenges you.  It teases you, and flaunts itself, like a prize, but it is not a prize, it is deadly.  It deceives. The wages of sin, is death.

FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH; BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.  ROMANS 6:23  KJV.   

So it scares me in the sense, not only because it could bring physical death, but spiritual death, and I never want to be separated from God.  So I submit to God, resist the enemy, and I know he must flee.  But I have my part.  I will not play with sin, the thought of sinning, or losing my salvation.  I will not play with spiritual entities, or things I know, from reading my bible that are offensive to God.  I won’t.  I get convicted.  And I am so glad I do.

I do that in fear of God.  And I don’t care what anybody says.  I FEAR GOD!  Its one of the best things I can do for myself spiritually, and I know lots of sweet thinking folks, don’t understand this.  But I do.  I fear God, because I never want to lose my relationship, or abuse it, or open the door to anything that is not of God.  I don’t.  I don’t want to offend God.  How ignorant it is for people, to ignore the creator of heaven and earth.  How dumb it is to play with things that actually God is offended with.  To get Him angry, to play with their salvation.  But this is what other spiritual entities will do, they will deceive a person, and they will cause someone to lose even daily blessings.  They will sin.  Then they will call evil good, and good evil.  Yes I do fear God.  I AM AFRAID OF GOD!

IMG_2336So, learning most of the things I did the hard way, gave me the desire to receive knowledge, understanding.  Life will do that.  But only if you are committed to Christ.  And there’s a lot still, I don’t understand, but I do understand enough to stay away from sin.  Even thinking something, sometimes, brings me to my knees, and because I “know” what God says about some matters, it is enough to convict me.

It woke me up.  This scripture above says a lot.  And I love my King James bible for that reason.  I always recommend it because it is holy, and the others are corrupt. I hope it blesses you, it blessed me today.

Have a wonderful day….in Christ, I praise God….THANK YOU FATHER!!!

OH THAT MEN WOULD PRAISE THE LORD FOR THIS GOODNESS, AND FOR HIS WONDERFUL WORKS TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN!  PSALMS 107:21  KING JAMES.

Much love,

 

Elena Ramirez

WHEN TRUST IS GONE YOU DECIDE TO WALK ALONE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2903.jpegWhen trust is gone, it is hard to gain back.  And sometimes you decide to walk alone.  I admit, I am a wounded soul.  In some ways.  Yet, I am the strongest I can be in Christ, and I have peace, and hope.  Right now. Which in some ways to me, in the natural it makes no sense.  But in the spiritual, it does.

And I pray to God not to wound anybody in return.  But I think I have.  In fact I know I have.  Because I am not open for communication.  Any more. I have gone silent. Because I won’t give in, and open myself to be hurt again, by those who think I am fair game.

IT IS BETTER TO TRUST IN THE LORD THAN TO PUT CONFIDENCE IN MAN.  PSALMS 118:8  KJV. 

And for that, I am so very sorry.  Especially if you have had a change of heart about me, and see I was true.  But it is too late now.  The damage is done.

I truly love and wish those that I have severed relationships with. The very best.  To  live happily ever.  But I just cannot pretend, I have not been wounded.  So, I am also alienating myself, from others.

For, to be honest, my trust level in folks right now is gone.  People, may say things to me, now, and I cannot just shake it off.  I used to, I gave them the benefit of the doubt.  Extended grace.

THE LORD REDEEMETH THE SOUL OF HIS SERVANTS:  AND NONE OF THEM THAT TRUST IN HIM SHALL BE DESOLATE.  PSALMS 34:22 KJV. 

But sometimes, when things happen lately.  I don’t react.  Right away.  But a seed gets planted, and then it grows, and I realize that some folks just don’t see the error of their ways either.  Its like you write someone a letter, and they throw it away.  Or they gave you the silent treatment….

But you gave grace.  And you wonder, if you cannot communicate, what kind of friendship is that? But you realize that, after giving grace.  You realize that, after a time of reflection.  The seed grew.

It sometimes turns into a bad seed.  And they put it on another person…I don’t want to do that, because I understand hurt people, hurt others, and for that I think its best to walk alone.

So, I find myself wanting to just let go, and walk alone, with Christ, and my immediate family.IMG_4255

I wish I did not have this kind of a testimony, to be writing about.  I wish I had fruitful friendships, trusting friendships.  The kind, that would be strong.  Right now. I wish, that my relationships with people, have not come to this place, where I cannot trust.  But it is what it is.  I don’t frankly understand it.  But I accept it.

I wish no one any hurt or pain, by my decision to walk alone.  But, if I seem to bring out the worse in others, I would never want to make them unhappy by who I just am.  I saw that happen with some folks.  I seemed to bring out the worse in them, instead of the best.  It made me sad…

And some apologies have come through, by some, yet, I just don’t seem to bounce back.  To open myself to trust.  I have forgiven all.  So nothing can be said, to change my mind.  For the trust is gone.  And I am not looking to find it any more.  Its hidden in a place, where only God can touch it.

 

DSC_0027.jpgI have never been one to try and flaunt, or brag about anything about me, because if I am blessed in some things, there are things, I have suffered greatly for so, so I don’t understand when someone thinks, I don’t grieve about some things.  I am always happy to be on the sidelines, I don’t need the glory.  I want God to have it. 

FOR THOU ART MY HOPE, O LORD GOD:  THOU ART MY TRUST FROM MY YOUTH.  PSALMS 71:5  KJV. 

So, when they get jealous enough to compare.  I don’t understand that. I just know Christ helps me.  Anything, I have, everything I have, is due to God, blessing me, and I thank Him.

When someone tells me that they don’t respect me.  I believe them.  When someone tells me they are jealous of me, I believe them.  

And I just rebuke that in the name of Jesus.  Why?  Because I only had the best heart for these individuals, and this is the end result from them.  It is not from God. And they know it!  But that’s between them and God now, and the battle is His, I am letting go. 

O MY GOD, I TRUST IN THEE: LET ME NOT BE ASHAMED, LET NOT MINE ENEMIES TRIUMPH OVER ME.  PSALMS 25:2  KJV.

I do forgive, because I don’t want poison in my soul….

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But see, it is that trust that is gone.  That scares me.  Gives me a red alert.  I did not realize how much I could take by some people, I called friends, who I really loved dearly, but I cannot take any more.  So I choose now to walk alone…

Trust is such a precious attribute.  Be careful with it.  Don’t abuse it.

COMMIT THY WAY UNTO THE LORD: TRUST ALSO IN HIM; AND HE SHALL BRING IT TO PASS.  PSALMS 37:5  KJV

My circle, is small now.  My guard is up, my armor of God is on securely, and my trust is gone.

YE THAT FEAR THE LORD, TRUST IN THE LORD:  HE IS THEIR HELP AND THEIR SHIELD.  PSALMS 115:11.  KJV.  

I don’t know if I want to trust anyone ever again.  But God.  And don’t get me wrong, I am not having a pity party, about it.  I am actually feeling just a sense of relief.  I don’t understand it, but I am.  I feel like a weight has been lifted off.

Like my eyes are completely opened, spiritually, if that makes sense, and I am actually grateful, I have the strength to walk away.  You know like after a long storm, and the sunshine comes out, and you just can see things more clearly.  And you just thank God.  Because you never want to be tossed to and fro, by anyone.

Because you see things…..  Things that you may look at and see, but after a while, you realize it is not healthy.  For them, or you.

Knowing God, trusting God, has given me discernment.

There is something so comforting in just relying on God.  It activates my faith.  So though, my trust level in others is gone.  It is intense, with God.  I have faith.  And trust in my Lord.

BLESSED IS THAT MAN THAT MAKETH THE LORD HIS TRUST, AND RESPECTETH NOT THE PROUD, NOR SUCH AS TURN ASIDE TO LIES.  PSALMS 40:4  KJV.  

I want to be careful to change the tone here in my writings, the subject matter.  I am closing these doors.  And I think I have spent too much time thinking about them, writing about them, and grieving.  Time for the joy of the Lord to be my strength.

I WILL SAY OF THE LORD, HE IS MY REFUGE AND MY FORTRESS: MY GOD; IN HIM WILL I TRUST.  PSALMS 91:2 KJV. 

Have a blessed Fathers day, everybody.

HEAL+THY+SELF IN CHRIST =  JESUS GIVES ME HEALTHY SELF.

ISAIAH 53:5, I claim that for you too….

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO HAVE DISCERNMENT CONCERNING PREMONITIONS, BAD VIBES,THE SPIRITS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4720TO KNOW WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION, TO PERCEIVE THE WORDS OF UNDERSTANDING; PROVERBS 1:2, King James.  

I want to be able to explain this, as well, as I know, with the grace of the Holy Spirit, so you can have discernment.  So you won’t be tossed to and fro with spirits.  That perhaps may not come from God.  But they may affect you, because you “feel” them.  I suppose you could also call this mental illness. Or relate to this.  If they attack you, spiritually.

BUT STRONG MEAT BELONGETH TO THEM THAT ARE OF FULL AGE, EVEN THOSE WHO BY REASON OF USE HAVE THEIR SENSES EXERCISED TO DISCERN BOTH GOOD AND EVIL.  HEBREWS 5:14  King James.  

Have you ever had a premonition, a foreboding thought, about someone or something, a situation?   You know that bad vibe, or even a premonition?  Because it takes away your peace.  Remember the scripture says, there is no peace to the wicked.  But we are built in with antennas, that can either come from God, or the enemy.  And you always have to see the source of the signal.  Is it from God, or the devil?  If static is there…. why?

THERE IS NO PEACE, SAITH MY GOD, TO THE WICKED.  ISAIAH 48:22 King James.  

Have you had fear?  Have you been paralyzed by something, that you may not quite understand, but it somehow cripples you?

IMG_4507Well, from what I have learned, first, is to pray, and always trust God.  Trusting God is vital, to our growth, as Christians, but in also growing ourselves spiritually, to comprehend, and to have discernment, to have understanding in matters.

You cannot have this kind of trust, if you are playing with other entities.  If you are not totally obedient to God.  If you are dabbling in spiritual entities, that do not come from God.  There is a price to pay when one is not totally submissive to God, not resisting the devil.  I will briefly say as well, if your bible is not a King James, you won’t have the full armor of God on, or will you be able to have full discernment.

If you compromise who you are in Christ, you can open doors, spiritual doors, that may deceive you.  Confuse you, and actually bring say as an example a spirit of fear. And curses.  Think about that. Because curses, are a principle, set in motion, by total disobedience, and God is not mocked.  We reap what we sow folks.  Read Galatians 6:7.  King James.

So repentance, always clears the slate.  Perhaps, you did something even unaware, that may have opened a door, but you need to shut it.  You have to get understanding, and this is again, why I always recommend using a King James bible, so you comprehend, what pleases God.  Because in that holiness, of a King James bible, you are hearing Gods voice.  Not someone who corrupted it, and is used by the devil.

This is where the power is.  I know God can speak to you, even if you just open a King James bible searching for an answer.  He has done it many times for me.  In fact, just this morning He did.  I am amazed, when He gives me a word.  To me, it is Him saying.  I know, and you know that I know.  I love it…..  I praise my Lord.  This is my relationship with Christ, the son, of God.  It is the Holy Spirit…..that comes from God.

AND BE RENEWED IN THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MIND; EPHESIANS 4:23  King James. 

But, let us say you opened a door, by going to a psychic, or listening to someone, who is a pawn of the enemy.  Say you looked up your horoscope.  You unknowingly opened up a door to the enemy. Say you made friends with the devil.  Say you did that on social media.  It was someone who is notoriously known to serve satan.  Why would you do that?  Yes I saw this, from someone, I loved in Christ, and it grieved me. Anyway…

WOE TO THE REBELLIOUS CHILDREN SAITH THE LORD, THAT TAKE COUNSEL BUT NOT OF ME; AND THAT COVER WITH A COVERING, BUT NOT OF MY SPIRIT, THAT THEY MAY ADD SIN TO SIN.  ISAIAH 30:1  King James.  

So, if you are not totally being obedient to God, by the cross, and what Christ did for you, you may have confusion, in comprehending spirits.   You may need to repent.

What I have learned, is that if you have repented, and you realize that the goal, is to please God totally. To stay away from any kind of sin, or hinderance, that will stop His voice, and you are submitted to God, He can give you discernment.  He can guide you.  He can show you what is true, and what is false, about the feelings you may have.  And about people.  Situations.

IMG_3698Say for example, you get a bad vibe about someone.  Look at the warning signs.  That somethings not right.  They seem to be loving, kind, and you love this person, but are they totally submitted to God?  Do they have abnormal tendencies, where they seem toxic?  Love is not there.  Or they seem to be untrustworthy?  You may get those red alerts from God, those warning signals.  Don’t ignore them.  Pray about it, and trust God.  We know people, by their fruits.   Is the relationship based on sin?  I will be honest, I have never seen a relationship be fruitful if it started in sin, or sin was allowed.  Or accepted.  And repentance is missing.

DRAW ME NOT AWAY WITH THE WICKED, AND WITH THE WORKERS OF INIQUITY, WHICH SPEAK PEACE TO THEIR NEIGHBOURS, BUT MISCHIEF IS IN THEIR HEARTS.  PSALMS 28:3  King James.  

If you know you are doing everything within your own power, to obey God, to heed His commandments, to depart from anything that is not of God, He will give you discernment, through the Holy Spirit, and He won’t stop, until you obey Him, and walk away from someone, or something like that.  

Consider it a test.  Test the spirits, we are to test and try the spirits, because there are many who come in the name of the Lord, but they are not from God.  You may need to walk away from them to see, how they react.  See their fruit from afar.  As well.

BELOVED, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TRY THE SPIRITS WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD:  BECAUSE MANY FALSE PROPHETS ARE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD.  I John 4:1 King James.  

I have had a spirit of fear myself, in some things, and it was not from God, but actually the enemy, trying to scare me.  Trying to cripple me, so that I would not be strong in Christ.  But Christ tells us, He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.  Read II Timothy 1:7 from a King James. Having a sound mind, can only come from being obedient to Christ, and  submitting to God.  So those negative spirits, cannot confuse you, or deceive you.

But in fear of God, I have also had the spirit of fear of Him, to depart from something, or someone not good for me.  I understood, immediately with discernment, to walk carefully.  Because I was being obedient to God, in fear of God.

I THE LORD SEARCH THE HEART, I TRY THE REINS, EVEN TO GIVE EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS, AND ACCORDING TO THE FRUIT OF HIS DOINGS.  JEREMIAH 17:10  King James.  

When I repented, and did the right thing, those spirits left.  Sometimes, we don’t know what we do, that allowed that spirit, but the goal, is to always stay right with God through Christ.  Stay away from sin.  Which is disobedience to God.
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God will dispatch angels on your behalf.  Ministering angels as well.  But remember if you want to get rid of something that you are feeling, you have to see, what are you doing?  Who are you allowing in your life?   Because the enemy will use people, even people you love.

And I am not only talking about family, but friends acquaintances.  As well.  Don’t trust everybody.  I think I can actually say, I don’t trust anybody any more.  Except my circle of love in my family.  Which is good, they have proved loyalty, but others no. Sadly.

Because of the failed situations, I have seen in some relationships.  But some of those people, could be potentially dangerous for me.  As I look back.  Yet some, relationships could be rectified, if they only saw their part.

I cannot be specific, exactly here, to give examples, because some things, are not always that clear, but God sees clearly, and this is where again, prayer, obedience, and trust comes in.

Anyway, I have come to trust Christ in this, and I just know, that by doing that and doing my part, I can be delivered.  From evil.  See, I have made terrible mistakes in judgment, but I have learned, I have to do my part, by being obedient to God.

By trusting those signals.  If the signals are mixed, then I recognize that is a spirit of confusion, that does not come from God, but from the enemy. The scripture says, where envy and strife is there is confusion, and every evil work.

FOR WHERE ENVYING AND STRIFE IS, THERE IS CONFUSION AND EVERY EVIL WORK.  JAMES 3:16  KJV.  

Jealousy, is from the enemy.  Love, good intentions, never has a motive.  It just wants to please God and obey Him.  It wishes well for others.  It is accountable.  It walks in love.

The other day, on social media, a woman, was insulting the President of the United States.   Donald Trump. I looked at her profile, it said, she loved God, country, and some basketball team.  But I challenged her, with courage, from God, and I told her, don’t tell folks, you love God, if you hate our President!

Because Christ told us, we would be known by the Love we have to God, through Christ. We are to love others, and even our enemies.  It is very hypocritical to say you love God, if we are not loving, one another, and that includes our President.  We are called to pray for our President, according to I Timothy 2:1-3 King James.  I actually admit, I did not vote for him.  But when he became President, I knew we are called to pray for him.

Let me tell you what happened.  My heart changed.  And I am ferociously vigilant to pray for him, and yes on occasion, defend him.  I grieve when I see the hate.  I support our President, because I don’t want to be someone who divides, or takes their freedom for granted.  He strives for all of us.  This unites us.  And it pleases God.  When we support and pray for him.

Anyway…..Make your choices carefully.  Because not all spirits are from God, and there are wolves, in sheep clothing.  And it may be hard, to leave some folks behind, but trust God.  And please do not comment, and state he is a wolf.  Because he accepted Christ, and  there’s a place in hell for those who accuse.  I understand that spirit of accusing, it does not come from God. But hell. Read Revelation 12:10.  I will ignore such comments.  Of Trump syndrome.  That is also a spirit.  But a spirit of hate.  You can not have that spirit if you want to please God.

Anyway, I hope this helps, whoever may need some understanding in this matter.  Concerning, having discernment, and spirits.  But I want to conclude this, by tying this all together for you to consider as well, and ask yourself…

Why am I not getting answers to prayer?  See, you cannot tap into Gods spirit, if you have allowed sin, denied His love, and choose to hate….You are disobeying God!  You won’t get discernment, to comprehend these spirits, between good and evil. You need to repent.  And I actually believe in repenting daily.

BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR.  ISAIAH 59:2 King James.  

You will not get answers to prayer, until you make it right with God.  Break the spiritual tie, that hides truth, that confuses you, that could be a soul tie, that is not from God.  Plead the blood of Jesus, when you seek God in these matters.  Warn others, including family.  This is not judging, this is warning according to Ezekiel 33.  Love warns.

Whatever you do, obey God, and don’t just ignore those feelings, vibes, or premonitions.  You may regret it.  God has installed this in your spirit, so to speak, so you can recognize His power.

The greatest goal we can have in our lives, is to please God.  To obey Him, to ensure, we are doing our part, to make sure the relationship is in tact.  He did His part on the cross.  But the greatest sense of accomplishment, in having these things take to heart, is that you know, you are doing everything in your own power, to make sure, you are trying to bless God in return.  Don’t play with your salvation.  Do not!  Grace is good, but if sin is there, and you have not repented, don’t forget its recorded in the book of life.

Pursue God, with love, and obedience.  With all your heart, soul, and mind.  This deepens the relationship with Christ, in sweet fellowship.  And there is no greater love, than His.  It won’t happen if you are ignoring His truth, or His laws, and commandments.   You won’t have discernment to understand the spirits.

DISCRETION SHALL PRESERVE THEE, UNDERSTANDING SHALL KEEP THEE:  PROVERBS 2:11 KING JAMES.  

In Christ,

Elena Ramirez