Its a very sad thing, when you see and know a Pastor has been deceived by the devil.
When you see Pastors push people away from truth, from Gods true word. Its a sad thing, when you don’t see love. When you see Pastors, talk about other churches, and puff themselves up, as if they know the truth. But they do not see the error of their own ways.
We are called to love one another. And I know that there are things, we do not always agree on. But when a Pastor, does not have patience. Does not see the truth, the perspective from God himself. He no longer, is guided by God, or the Holy spirit. But by the devil himself.
They become deceived by the devil.
We are called to look at the fruit. By their fruit you will know them. I have been to so many churches, and I have searched, long, and hard, for truth. I have searched for love. Love that is holy from God. Love that is in line with Gods truth. Love that is compassionate as Christ is. Love that accepts all people. And encourages, people of all races to attend.
I know we are all different, we are all growing on the vine at different stages. But Christ said, we would be known by the love.
And there are some things I tolerate, in love, but doctrine, is not one thing I compromise on. I do search for a place, where King James word is. But where there is a balance in truth.
But when I see a pastor, or a church, where growth is not there. Something, is wrong. Its not Gods fault, but the pastor, or the leader of the church is not doing something.
I guess, I have had a taste of this or that, so with discernment, I know, what pleases God. By worship, by prayer, at the beginning of a service, so the Holy Spirit, can have full control. By love. For if love comes from the pulpit, it would flow to the whole congregation.
When Pastors, are not patient, in even disagreeing, what does that say? If they do not communicate, when spoken to…If they accuse members of discord, and insist they are protecting the congregation, yet, pushing someone away who is sincerely, asking, for guidance, and they are reprimanded, just because they ask, thats not love.
This according to Jeremiah 23;1 is scattering the body of Christ. It is not unity, but it is causing division. A house divided cannot stand. Christ warned us, that they would push us out of our churches. Out of their synagogues. This is a Pharisee spirit. Beware.
He told us, these things. It does not make one feel better, but we know.
It is a sad state, we are all in, as the body of Christ. And it very well does make me understand, why many people stop going to church. Religion, is a very strange thing. When people embrace, “religious” principles, that go against the word of God, they are thereby making their own rules, regulations, and traditions. And they lose something. They are losing, truth, their emotions, they are losing relationship. Relationship with Christ. They are creating their own religion.
They lose the guidance of the Holy spirit, by the truth. Yes, it has to be truth, Gods holy King James word. To take the responsibility, as a Pastor, I am sure would be a very difficult job. Yet, with God guiding, I know it would be easy. He says, take my yoke it is easy.
But it is sad, when the truth, is picked over, or the gospel is watered down. And instead there is a tickling of the ears. To please people. Or to please just the pastor. Himself. But not God. Theres always a balance, and a false balance, is an abomination to God.
To lose balance, of truth, to lose balance, and accept, that salvation is secure, is not in fear of God. Its not taking to heart the many scriptures, that God has given us. Salvation can be lost. Folks, salvation, is a gift. But it is a contract. We have our part. God did His part, by sending His son to die for us. Christ did His part, by going on the cross, being obedient, to the Father.
But we have our part, we are to work out our salvation, with trembling, and fear. Fear of God. For He is the one who will judge us. He is the one, who can either allow us in heaven or hell. But it is by what we did on this earth.
We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. Repentance, is what keeps you secure. Obedience to God. Do not forget that, no matter what you get out of this. Remember repentance, is what keeps the slate clean. In fear of God.
Never take that for granted. If you do not see altar calls, for the lost, the broken, the backslider, to come to the altar to repent. That is a church, where the pastor is being disobedient. Don’t go there. When you see communion is not served. In remembrance of Christ. Don’t go there. If you see, God is not invited at the beginning of the service to have full reign, to guide that service, in prayer. Don’t go there. If you see, worship, is not encouraged, don’t go there. Worship must be always to please… the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. If you do not see prayer, for one another, and it is not encouraged, then don’t go there. If you see, the pastor, does not encourage everyone, in their own gifts and callings don’t go there. If you see the message, turns into a prosperity message, and someone twists and claims scripture for self, but dismisses salvation. Run….don’t follow them. Follow Christ.
If you do not see the pastor, love the people, but hides, and is evasive, run from that church. If you see, the scorner, the person, that thinks they are only right, but everybody else is wrong, at the pulpit, run from that church.
If you see, someone else being denied freedom of speech, or does not let someone express themselves, this is mind control. We all need to communicate now, and then, this is not discord, just because you talk. To another brother or sister in Christ. Or because you have different ideas. For someone who would take this stance, is very insecure themselves. This is someone, if they could would burn you at the stake if they could.
Instead, of talking, or communicating to someone, in love but putting someone down. This kind of spirit is trying to take away your own ability to think on your own. This is someone who does not embrace freedom to be themselves. Or others.
If someone has no respect to your pace, as to where you are, as a baby Christian, or as, even a seasoned Christian, or as just someone who wants to learn in Christ, or wants to understand the church, and are called, disrespectful, troublemakers, or someone causing discord, these kind of pastors are not walking in love. And, in Christ. We all need to ask questions, and love each other. If you don’t see the love run.
You don’t have to deny someone a right to think to be a leader. You don’t have to hit someone with the Bible, or hit someone back in the head with the Bible. Just because they disagree. Sure share word, and again, I only suggest King James word, because other versions are corrupt, and no longer holy or anointed, but share love, more then anything.
Run from them. Don’t let someone control your mind, or your soul, by being a part of them. By even being a member of that. It flows from the top, and it will flow to you, and decay your soul.
Salvation should always be the goal of the pastor. And the goal to bring the backslider back to the throne of God. If you do not see it, this is a dead church.
Sometimes it takes a while to see the signs. But God will protect you. Just stay obedient to God. Even if you don’t see love from the pulpit. Even if you have been rejected. Even if you were misunderstood.
Stay true to God. Pray for that pastor, for you see, they have been deceived. Pray for the members of that church. You see, they are Gods lambs. Not the pastor, who is disobedient to God. He sees the wolf in sheeps clothing. Just stay true to God, do not get discouraged.
God loves you, and He will guide you. You don’t wish or hope anything bad for anybody. But you know what God says.
For, it is a sad thing, when you know, truth, and love, and you see something from the pulpit that is not of God.
Just depart, and walk in peace. And always stay humble, and pray. You may be sad, or broken hearted, because it is a sad thing. To see, division, to see disobedience, to see religion, raise its ugly head, and call it Gods truth.
But you know who you are in Christ, and you choose to walk in love. Walk away.
Remember, if you have been accused, or hurt by someone, remember, Christ will stand by the accused. If they are innocent. If they are being obedient to Him. You see the devil, will use an accuser but that accuser has a place right in hell.
Sad, sometimes the devil will use a Pastor, to be an accuser. And they don’t see it, because they think they are right. And they scatter the church. This happens, when a Pastor is deceived by the devil.
AND I HEARD A LOUD VOICE SAYING IN HEAVEN, NOW IS COME SALVATION, AND STRENGTH, AND THE KINGDOM OF OUR GOD, AND THE POWER OF HIS CHRIST: FOR THE ACCUSER OF OUR BRETHREN IS CAST DOWN WHICH ACCUSED THEM BEFORE OUR GOD DAY AND NIGHT. AND THEY OVERCAME HIM BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, AND BY THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY, AND THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH. REVELATION 12:10-11.
WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE. SAITH THE LORD. THEREFORE THUS SAITH THE LORD OF ISRAEL AGAINST THE PASTORS THAT FEED BY PEOPLE. YE HAVE SCATTERED MY FLOCK, AND DRIVEN THEM AWAY, AND HAVE NOT VISITED THEM, BEHOLD I WILL VISIT UPON YOU THE EVIL OF YOUR DOINGS, SAITH THE LORD. JEREMIAH 23:1 KJV.
FOR THE PASTORS ARE BECOME BRUTISH, AND HAVE NOT SOUGHT THE LORD: THEREFORE THEY SHALL NOT PROSPER, AND ALL THEIR FLOCKS SHALL BE SCATTERED. JEREMIAH 10:21 KJV.
MANY PASTORS HAVE DESTROYED MY VINEYARD, THEY HAVE TRODDEN MY PORTION UNDER FOOT, THEY HAVE MADE MY PLEASANT PORTION A DESOLATE WILDERNESS. THEY HAVE MADE IT DESOLATE, AND BEING DESOLATE IT MOURNETH UNTO ME, THE WHOLE LAND IS MADE DESOLATE, BECAUSE NO MAN LAYETH IT TO HEART. JEREMIAH 12:10-11. KJV.
Christ saved me, as I repented. You see, I was saved at an early age. But I sinned, after that. But if I had died, before repenting, I know, I would have found hell as my destination.
But I overcame the enemy, even now, by the blood of the lamb. By Gods truth. Not mine, but His. By rededicating myself. By repenting. By my testimony to the mercy of God, in salvation.
These things, I have experienced. But I so know the difference friends. If you need prayer, or kindness, feel free to write to me. I will lift you up to the Father. I will try to be someone to put salve on your own wounds, to ease your pain, because I do understand. And I am healed in Christ.
Blessings, and love in Christ,
AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS…..
A letter to personal friends, friends, I know on Fb only, and friends, I cherish, friends, I hardly know. Friends, who are really no longer friends to me. Yet I call you friends.
Friends, I take that word seriously.
I want to start the New Year of 2017 on a clear slate. I want to make sure, that I ask God for forgiveness. First. Because He is our King. And well because sometimes, well, maybe I sin. And I don’t even know. That I have sinned. Maybe I think something, or do something, that may offend Him. So I repent.
But I want to take this further, with you my friends, so I write this as an open letter. I ask that you forgive me.
I ask you to forgive me, if I come off to strong. If I come off with maybe something you see as being, arrogant. Or I come off, like I am too good. Or a know it all. Forgive me.
I ask you to forgive me, if I write something, that you may take personally. And maybe, I did not think of you in that way, but you took it personally, as if perhaps I was judging you. Forgive me.
Forgive me, if I let you down. If I perhaps committed to do something, but something else got in the way, and you felt slighted, rejected, or put off by me. Forgive me.
Forgive me if I said I would do something, but it did not happen in the way you thought it would. Forgive me.
You see, more then ever, I want to be an expression of Christ. But I know, by wisdom, that we do not all see it all the same. We don’t always all agree. And we are all growing on the vine at different places.
If I share something, or tell you something, even generally, I would hope you would see, that I say it, I share it, because I love you. I love our Lord, and I love truth. I think the thing I hate most is a lie. I hate, how it deceives. Yet I know truth can hurt. So forgive me.
I just know as I look back on this year, that I have had good intentions, but they did not always come through that way. I felt misunderstood, I felt sad, that people change. But that I have too.
I felt sad when I was challenged, and I gave grace, but grace was not extended to me.
I just know its a part of life. We all may want to do the best, we can. but we don’t always come through. So, I reflect on my own life, to ask God and you all to forgive me, if I came across, your way, but you did not see love. You saw something else.
Forgive me. I reflect because I hope to learn from my mistakes. But I realize we all make mistakes. We all sin, we all come short of His glory. He is the only one that is perfect.
I really do want to try. I really do want to be a reflection of Christ. I really do want to clean the slate. Resolutions…. are wonderful goals, if they are committed by Christ.
I just pray, to be someone God will extend mercy to too. So thank you, as I ask for forgiveness.
I don’t care if someone does not understand this, or may mock this….but I know, being humble in the sight of God, and not being proud. Not being accountable, really hurts me more in the long run.
So, I say, Forgive me. Thank you, and God bless you….. May God bless your new year, in whatever you may do.
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
Please note: To my subscribers. I want to inform you that most of my writing is being done on my blog with photography. This blog is not being deleted. Please feel free to subscribe there. I will write here when led, but for now, I am changing my format somewhat. And implementing my photography more. I wanted to keep you informed, in case someone was looking to see my posts. Also here is a link, where you can subscribe to my posts daily on Facebook.
These are my other links, also. Besides this.
Blessings, and love Elena Ramirez~Just My Thoughts~Christian Author & Inspirational Speaker
Also check out my FB page, like it for updates, you might not otherwise get.
Plz consider me to speak at your church function, ladies group, etc.
Please look at that scripture in the above photo. Look very closely.
When I was growing up, I was warned. In matters of decorum, you don’t talk about politics, and you don’t talk about religion.
Well I threw that adage out the window a long time ago. Because whether people want to agree or not, we need to see whats going on in our country. And we need to talk about it. With each other.
And the strange thing, is that politics are affected by the lack of wisdom, from someone, who does not have fear of God, in such matters. I am not wincing words here. You do not want to be deceived.
I have seen enough in this election, to make me cringe, that Christian leaders who should have wisdom, and understanding of Gods ways, and truth are not supporting it. They are not vocal about it.
And in fact, are doing and saying things, that are the opposite of Gods truth, and are greatly influencing others. They think because they have the forum, and the power, they can say, what they want, and not have any consequences, concerning that. But they forget there is a judgment day for all of us.
Well that kind of endorsing, is wrong thinking on any Christians part. Because we do all have a responsibility to know Gods truth, to know what God says in a matter, and not to align ourselves with someone, who should know better. Or someone who purposely, disregards God, and His truth.
Politics are affected by these matters. Now I don’t like using the word religion, because it always gives a connotation about a group, or a particular ideology. But what I do refer it to, is to my relationship with Christ, that I have from my King James Bible, and prayer. And yes, I look at the fruit of someone in politics. Something Mr. Cruz, early in his campaign told us to look at. That was wisdom. Without, trying to enforce anything on anybody.
Bully tactics, are something, we should look at. And avoid. Because well, it goes totally against who we are as Christians. Christ, has never called us to enforce something on someone. He does not even take His word, and hit us on the head with it. He gives us a choice. Free will. But if we do not choose Him, well we choose wrong.
Many of you may be like me, where you are disappointed, in who some of our Christian leaders are now a days…
You think they should not support or endorse someone who has shown time, and time again, fruit that is not Christ like. To say the least.
Well, its time for you to stand up, where you are, with what you got. Your King James Bible, which is truth, and not corrupted, and stand and make a stand for the Kingdom of God, and yes for your country.
I believe prayer, is something, we need to begin doing more of. Myself included. And to pray repentant. Because more then ever, we are seeing the fruit of this in our country. The sins, that we have allowed, over, and over again. Including abortion. But we do need to pray. For Gods wisdom for our leaders, including those Christian leaders who let us down. And we need to pray, for guidance, from God and yes forgiveness.
But, concerning Christian leaders who have displayed a parting of Gods truth. I briefly want to say, when I feel that way, I am careful not to pray with them, or agree with them. You see, there is an anointing, that flows from the top and makes a covenant with someone in matters. This is why I would choose to have a Godly president, over someone who does not.
So when I see someone who is in the body of Christ choose someone, I don’t agree with, well that red alert or red flag is revealed. Its not that I don’t walk in love. Its not that I would even want to start an argument. Its a matter of choosing sides.
Gods side, and everything He says. Or what the enemy might choose.
You see, loyalty is very important to God. Being right in His sight. Its far more better then voting, against your conscience.
When we choose to align ourselves, even in prayer with someone, we do not agree with, what does that say to God?
Now we must, especially in these times, be careful, who we align ourselves with. We must ask God for wisdom.
I just think its wise, for myself anyway, not to align myself with someone, who has displayed in conversation or support, to someone who has gone against everything Christ has taught us. Either we obey God, or we don’t. Be careful who you pray with, and agree with.
Since, I cannot be a hypocrite, strange I got tested in this matter. And what I have learned, even in this, is pray, people are not deceived. Pray people get the blinders off of their eyes. Because the enemy will use people, even people, who have a form of light, and they are true darkness. Remember the enemy was light. He can transform himself. Pray you are not deceived. Pray for those who are.
Be careful to be prayerful in matters, more then ever for our country. I just feel the Lord prompting me more to work on my own love walk. To avoid strife. To take on Christ more in my communications, and to avoid arguments, that are just meant to be a snare, to my soul.
After hearing another Christian leader give an endorsement, this is my thought:
Plz don’t tell me you cannot judge someone’s heart. After they have spoken evil! Did we forget what Christ taught us? Are we going to let the blind lead us?
I FOLLOW CHRIST NOT MAN!
“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
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”
Luke 6:45 KJV
In conclusion: I just feel led to also remind you to be in prayer for our country more so. To remind you, that you have the ability to be a vessel for the Lord. To work on our love walk. To avoid the spirit of strife that comes from some who really have no sense of truth. Pray for people, but don’t strike up a friendship with, someone who really is friends with strife. Someone, who really just wants to argue. That kind of self confidence, is evil.
Be careful friends, blessings, and love in Christ. May God be glorified, and I believe in miracles. For the United States of America.
MAKE NO FRIENDSHIP WITH AN ANGRY MAN; AND WITH A FURIOUS MAN THOU SHALT NOT GO: LEST THOU LEARN HIS WAYS, AND GET A SNARE TO THY SOUL. BE NOT THOU ONE OF THEM THAT STRIKE HANDS, OR OF THEM THAT ARE SURETIES FOR DEBTS. PROVERBS 22:24:26. KJV.