NOTE TO SELF:
Concentrate on the love. Not the differences. Love a brother and a sister in Christ. Avoid, spats, minor, differences of opinion. Pray for others, whether right or wrong, we are called to love one another. Not just by word, but by spirit, and truth, as we worship our Lord. He sees. He knows.
Forgive, some things are not even worth pondering on. Yes, keep your dignity, in Christ, but as you sometimes shake the dust off, keep walking in love….Love never, ever fails.
Love is what Christ said we would be known by. Whether a baby Christian, or a seasoned Christian, does not agree. We are supposed to be on the same side. Love fears God. I do…..
Signed, In Christ, and His love,
ONCE SAVED NOT ALWAYS SAVED….BY ELENA RAMIREZ
AND THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, WHOSOEVER HATH SINNED AGAINST ME, HIM WILL I BLOT OUT OF MY BOOK. EXODUS 32:33. KJV
WHEN THE RIGHTEOUS TURNETH FROM HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND COMMITETH INIQUITY, HE SHALL EVEN DIE THEREBY. EZEKIEL 33:18 KJV
The logic of these two above scriptures, tells me, whoever sins, without repentance, that God will blot someone out of the Lambs book of life.
The second verse says, very specifically, a person who has received salvation, but turns from the righteousness of Christ, and sins, he will die, without, salvation.
The thought behind that is, with Christ, we will have life eternally. But if someone “turns” from the righteousness, as it states here, and sins, they will die. They will lose their salvation. They will not have life eternally with Christ. This is why repentance is so important.
Now this last verse, I share comes from Revelation 22:18-19, and yes, it talks about those who change the KJV word. But it impresses on me very clearly, those who do change it, add to it, will lose their part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city. Thereby losing their salvation. Changing it, in any shape or form, is taking the words away from the prophecy…..
FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERY MAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK, IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE THIS BOOK: AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK. REVELATION 22:18-19. KJV
Salvation is a contract. Christ did His part, God did His part. But we have our part. If we break the contract, it is our fault. Not Gods, not Christ but ours. We have broken the covenant, of life eternal with Christ. We have broken the contract of salvation, if we sin, without repenting. We will lose our salvation. We will make that contract, null and void.
Salvation is not saved once, and always saved, if someone breaks the covenant. By unrepented sin. REPENT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE, IS WHAT I RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WHO HAS SINNED. FOR WE KNOW NOT WHEN WE WILL LEAVE THIS EARTH. I WOULD GO SO FAR TO SAY, REPENT DAILY. FOR THE SINS, OF EVEN OUR THOUGHTS…..
WHEN I SHALL SAY TO THE RIGHTEOUS, THAT HE SHALL SURELY LIVE, IF HE TRUST TO HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND COMMIT INIQUITY, ALL HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERD; BUT FOR HIS INIQUITY THAT HE HATH COMMITED, HE SHALL DIE FOR IT. EZEKIEL 33:13. KJV.
And I will just say this lastly. The devil himself, lost salvation. He was in the Kingdom of God, he was an angel. And he was jealous of God. God kicked him out of heaven because of it. He lost it, and so he would want someone to lose it as well. The devil, would want all of us to think Salvation is sound, and to sin, without repenting. And that is my whole point, that repentance is needed to secure it.
Be careful friends, what spiritual fruit you eat.
Nothing has changed, since the beginning of time. Sin is sin, and it began with an apple. An apple God commanded Adam and Eve, not to eat. That apple is very symbolic, to life now, and we can eat fruit that is sin, and not even know it.
When was the last time you heard a message, on what fruit to eat? I think we as Christians, and even the world, are so desensitized by sin, that we can accept it. And its wrong. Its wrong in the sight of God, and it is wrong for us.
I can’t take credit for this thought, it is a God thought. God brought it to me. He showed me a crate full of fruit. He showed me the fruit was “deviant” and I knew, and know, that what we eat spiritually, can be manifested in us spiritually.
Deviant ~ That word means: To turn aside from a course, standard, principle, or a topic.
God had a course in mind for us. God has not changed His thinking about sin. He will punish it, and He hates it. He knows how it separates us from Him. He knows, how it corrupts us. He knows that if we sin, we lose our sense of right and wrong. We lose our way. Christ is that way, but if we lose Christ, we lose our Salvation, because of sin.
Many think once saved, always saved. But if sin is in the picture. No, you are not saved. And I am not going to argue about it. You are then called a backslider. Look it up. Because many do tend to put up a debate when I write this. But I know, the only way, we can be redeemed is by repentance, and by asking for Gods forgiveness. By the blood of Jesus. So when you think about what Christ did for you, you do not want to abuse His sacrifice, by sinning.
Remember Adam and Eve. Remember, that Eve, just ate the fruit. As she listened to the doubting, the devil brought to her. Remember that Adam ate it too. Remember, if they had just gone to God, and asked Him again, she would have not ate that fruit, that brought the curse, really to all of us. Because God who does not lie, would have told them the truth. Nothing has changed.
We still have the chance to go to God, go to our King James bibles, and read His truth. And yes, I will address which Bible you should eat from.
A King James Bible. Why? Because the others have been corrupted. They have been changed. They disregarded the many scriptures that warn not to change, add, or delete Gods holy word. They aren’t holy the fruit you eat, is half, truth, half lie. Where is the cleansing in that? Where is the holiness and anointing in rotten fruit. Liken it to fruit on steroids. Its chemically changed, and not healthy for you.
Remember, that God has His reasons for not wanting us to eat fruit that is sin. That tree, of good and evil. God did not want us to know what evil is. He has His reasons, even now for protecting us.
What are you eating? What are you filling your mind, and heart with? Oh friends, I have to ask that myself. You see, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. We all do. Maybe, I am close to something God is warning me about. But I will heed it, and I will take it to heart.
You see, you don’t know me, and you don’t know what I have missed. But I know, at this point of my life. I missed my calling, at a young age. I did. Because of sin. And I know, I am older, and I know God could restore me. But, He cannot change the course, if I don’t change it. By being obedient.
This journey of life, we are all on, can change, if we only take to heart. What fruit are we eating? I want what God says to eat. Its as simple as that. The fruit of the Spirit.
BUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS, FAITH, MEEKNESS, TEMPERANCE, AGAINST SUCH THERE IS NO LAW. AND THEY THAT ARE CHRISTS HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS. IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT, LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT. LET US NOT BE DESIROUS OF VAIN GLORY, PROVOKING ONE ANOTHER, ENVYING ONE ANOTHER. GALATAINS 5:22-26 KJV.
If you want good fruit, you have to start from the seed. For it will affect the roots. Repentance clears the slate, what are you going to plant in your mind and heart, and soul, so your roots will be roots of righteousness?
Please take this to heart. To mind, and to know, we reap what we sow. Remember Christ, remember His example always. And study, and pray, to know, what pleases God. For your eternal destination depends on what you eat. Spiritually.
Do you want peace in your own life? Do you want to receive it. Well remember, there is no peace to the wicked. Wickedness comes from sin. This is also scriptural. Please look it up. If you want peace….Remember this scripture. Look it up from a KJV bible for it is pure. Go for that…..
BUT THE WISDOM THAT IS FROM ABOVE IS FIRST PURE, THEN PEACEABLE, GENTLE, AND EASY TO BE ENTREATED, FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUITS, WITHOUT PARTIALITY AND WITHOUT HYPOCRISY. AND THE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS SOWN IN PEACE OF THEM THAT MAKE PEACE. JAMES 3:18. KJV.
Change the fruit you eat, to the fruit of the spirit, and you will see the difference. Get your fruit from God, not man, not corrupted fruit. Holy fruit. Advice for you and me.
Blessings, in Christ, Elena Ramirez
Mirror, mirror on the wall…..
I Samuel 12:21 And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit, nor deliver; for they are vain.
So what is the strange connection between idolatry and vanity?
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:26.
Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. I Corinthians 10:14.
Well one must go to the root of spirits. The root of good and evil. One must try and understand, this is a spiritual characteristic. One must see who God is, and yes see who the devil is.
We are told that the devil, was beautiful to look at. He was, the morning star. He wanted to lift himself up, and was jealous of God, and God kicked him out of heaven.
Luke 10:18 And He said unto them, I beheld satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Another terrible trait. Jealousy.
Do you ever notice something about God? He hides Himself. His glory, is so bright, that when Moses talked to Him, his countenance changed, and God placed Moses in the cleft of the rock. One could see that could be modesty, if we like Him, want to be in holiness.
Now, idolatry, is anything, that tries to lift itself up higher then God. Many scriptures tell us, God is a jealous God. And there are many scriptures that tell us how offensive that is to God.
So lets look at an example of idolatry, in people we admire. People, who are beautiful. Do you know by trying to imitate them, that is idolatry? That spirit of who they are, can be transferred. No one, but Jesus, is worthy to imitate in life. And when we take our eyes off of God, we are so open and prone to receive spirits that are not of Christ. Why would anyone of us, not be wise enough to see the deception of that? But it happens. Even with good Christian people. Who do not know better.
I just feel led to write this. I am older, I have made many mistakes myself, in vanity. But I think I have learned a few things as well.
We must guard our spirits. We must try to go back to the old ways. Yes keep your physical body healthy, and take good precautions to care that you look healthy, and well groomed. I was going to say take “pride” in your appearance. But that again, is a characteristic, that we must see God hates. Pride puffs itself up. It says, I am better then you. Its just wrong.
All I know, especially in these times, everything seems to be centered around peoples looks, their money, and even in the body of Christ, people are not seeing it.
Recently, I saw a page about a famous pretty woman, and she ranted and raved, about how pretty she was, and that she never had surgery to enhance her looks. It just seemed oh so conceited.
What a terrible example we have given our young women. Our girls. It cheapens them. It lowers their value in the sight of God. What happened, to modesty, innocence? Chastity, yes, it may be old fashioned. But with std’s and sin, that does not promote saving yourself for marriage, our society is in trouble. Being vain, only contributes to this.
I just hope you take this to heart. I know I have repented, for thoughts about myself, that must seem so vain in the sight of God. My own other sins, and just things…. Concerning clothing, and yes appearance.
We all have to work on our souls. One may be beautiful on the outside. Which people do look at, but God looks at the heart.
What does He see, when He sees us? It is an on going process. In repentance, and innocence, and modesty.
I know, people don’t talk about holiness. But it is important. Our spirits, our hearts, should only try to reflect Christ. Be beautiful because of who Christ is in your heart. You do not need to imitate anybody else.
Beware of the spirit of idolatry, and vanity.
Blessings, and love,
I hope these scriptures, bring some light to this subject.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30
Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Ezekiel 28:17
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name: bring an offering, and come before Him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. I Chronicles 16:29.
Ezekiel 16:15 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playest the harlot because of thy renown, and pourest out thy fornications on every one that passed by: his it was.
As we look at the word of God here, we should be very mindful, of what God sees in our hearts. To be honest, it is enough, to make me, want to study myself, to study my characteristics, and attributes, but also my flaws. So, God can change me. And that should always be our hearts desire. To want to change, and more so, to be Love. As Christ is.
When someone becomes a child of God, something changes, and becomes very evident.
To specify, theres a quality, a sense, a feeling, even in the physical characteristic of a person, that this person knows Christ. It is very distinctive. It is Love. For, it is seen, as one looks, at someone, who has given their heart to Christ, It is very obvious, that Christ, is their savior. You see it, in their mannerisms. In the way, they carry themselves. To articulate it, in this description, is really beyond words. It is in the spirit, that comes through physically. But the beauty of it, when someone has accepted Christ as Lord, and savior. And truly lets the love in. Something changes in their demeanor. You see Christ.
It could be in their eyes, in the way, they smile, the way, they laugh….Christ is evident. Because of all that characterizes Christ, love is the most prominent, attribute that Christ has. I see it in what he has done for me, and who he is. In his sacrifice, for all of us….and by the compassion, and kindness, he always expressed. Now Christ was not a pushover. He would speak truth, and tell someone, when they were wrong. But his love, was always so evident.
That’s what I want people to see in me. The sweet love, that can change, and transform a person. To see the light, and not the darkness. To have the authority, that I can be victorious in a world, where sin may be rampant. But, I don’t have to live like that. It is a choice. And I want to live, in a way, where truly the word says, that I am his temple, and that his spirit lives in me. And so much so, it even shows in my physicial being. Like Moses, his countenance, was changed being in the presence of God. Exodus 34:29
I so want to be like my Father, like Christ. I want to imitate Christ. Because the Father sent him, for all of us. With the greatest love. The word says, no man has lived and seen God. But God did send Jesus, so we could see him. If we see Christ, we see love. We see God. I want love to be in my heart, like love is in his heart. I want the compassion of Christ. To care deeply, for those who do not know him, and to those who know him. I want to be strong like him, and not fall apart, when faced with persecution or trials. I want to have that noble, dignity, that only God can give me, because I am his daughter. Because the spirit of Christ is in me. More than anything, because God looks at the heart. I want him to see Love in me. His love…..
You see, I am a branch of Christ, as you are. If you have accepted Christ as Lord and savior. And he says, He is the vine. And we cannot do anything without him. So because we are grafted together, I want you to see the fruit of Christ in me as well. So the question to ponder on. What do people see in you? Are you changing, so much so….That they see Christ.
Next time, you see a true Christian look at that in them. You will see something so different, it may if you do not know Christ make you somewhat envious. But all you have to do, to have that that love and beauty, that expresses kindness, confidence, is to accept Christ as your Lord and savior. My link is below, for you to begin your relationship with Christ.
In any event, a question for all of us, to try to reach as a goal. Do people see Jesus in you? I want to encourage you….So that people will see Jesus in us. But more then anything God will see it. We all need to work on that. I suppose, the best place is…whats really in our heart? It begins with love….
A Prayer of Hope…
Father, I praise you and bless you, and with a song in my heart today, I thank you. I give you glory and honor and praise. Lord change me, to be like you. In my heart, and in my physical appearance. No matter what people may see, I pray you see Jesus in my heart. For truly, I do care what you see. More than anything, I pray you do see love. In Jesus name. Amen
LET YOUR FACE SHINE ON YOUR SERVANT; SAVE ME IN YOUR UNFAILING LOVE. PSALM 31:16
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