I REFUSE AND REJECT MODERN DAY CHRISTIANITY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


 

DSC_0085.jpgHMMM, before I go on further, I need to clarify what I mean by that.  I want it to be totally understood, I do not reject Christ.  I do not reject, what He did on that cross for me.  I do not reject the thoughts, God has for me.  By His plan of salvation.  I embrace it with my whole heart, and His truth.  I submit to God, and even here, deny the devil.  And resist him.  I am so very grateful for my salvation.  By what Christ did.  I will never reject or refuse Christ.  I know….I was lost, but now I am found.  

But….What do I mean by that statement?  That I refuse and reject modern day Christianity?  

Well, let me just say, this old girl, has been around the block a few times.  The church block.  And I love my brothers and sisters in Christ, so let me make that clear.  

But, I see, many, rejecting the old ways, and embracing things, that totally distort, and compromise, truth, and what Christ did for us on the cross.  

Starting with the “prosperity message” that names it and claims it.  Plant a seed, and fill your need.  Its all so wrong, in the sight of God.  I do not, as a ministry, even dare to ask anyone for a donation, because I never want to distort, or confuse anyone, about who I am in Christ. So, I do not peddle, or hustle the word of God, for money.  

Then…. there are all these modern day bibles, that totally corrupt, and compromise Gods words, and truth, and they are not the same definition, by any means.  

You don’t think the devil, is happy, and thrilled, that Christians, are not embracing the “Old” words?  Think again.  There is no power, or anointing in these words, not after God, said, over, and over again, do not change, add, delete, His words.  

They are rubber swords.  If you read my writings, you know how I feel about that.  

Yesterday, I thought, I am going to listen to Christian music.  And I turned on my radio, and a radio station, that is nation wide, announced:

“Theres a map, that can tell you how long you can live!  We will tell you more stay tuned to….. “

And I just shook my head.  And I wrote them a little message, telling them the same thing, as this….What are they into fortune telling now?  Do they not see, and know how God feels about such matters?  

But there it was announced, for the whole world to hear it.  And I thought, there are some baby Christians, who think this radio station, is an authority in such matters of God, yet they are promoting it so to speak…. Gods wrath is on such matters.  He hates, entities, that promote other spiritual seeking.  

This is an abomination to God, but it is a deception, the enemy uses, because “modern” day Christians, have no fear of God, nor do they understand truth, because these pastors, who are wolves in sheeps clothing, have gone into our churches, and taught a bunch of baloney.  That tickle peoples ears, and sugar coat truth, and are a deception.  

But I will tell you, and warn you.  To open your own eyes.  To be aware, of the enemies antics. I will tell you what God says, and that we are to be careful to choose the old ways….

THEY HAVE CORRUPTED THEMSELVES, THEIR SPOT IS NOT THE SPOT OF HIS CHILDREN, THEY ARE A PERVERSE AND CROOKED GENERATION.  DO YE THUS REQUITE THE LORD, O FOOLISH PEOPLE, AND UNWISE?  IS NOT HE THY FATHER THAT HATH BOUGHT THEE?  HATH HE NOT MADE THEE, AND ESTABLISHED THEE?  REMEMBER THE DAYS OF OLD, CONSIDER THE YEARS OF MANY GENERATIONS; ASK THY FATHER, AND HE WILL SHOW THEE, THY ELDERS AND THEY WILL TELL THEE.  DEUTERONOMY 32:5-7.  KJV.  

See above how it says, He bought thee?  Thats talking about what Christ did for us.  He paid, the penalty for our sins.  He did not die on the cross, so we could have an excuse to sin.  Grace does not cover that!  Another stinking thinking thought, that so many have embraced as truth, from these modern teachings.  But they think they can reject the law.  We need the law! 

IT IS TIME FOR THEE, LORD, TO WORK:  FOR THEY HAVE MADE VOID THY LAW.  PSALMS 119:126.  KJV.  

There are so many scriptures that talk about the law, but the teachings of Paul, by some Christians have distorted that.  In the modern church.  The only law we are free from is, the law of sin, and death.  Look it up yourselves.  But Christ did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.  Look that up as well, in your own King James Bible.  

There is no fear of God, though, in these matters.  Ask yourself, when was the last time, you heard a teaching on the fear of God, that is throughout my bible?

See this, and other examples, of undermining the sovereignty of Christ, just turns me off about the modern church.  I could go on.  I warn you, but I won’t hit you on the head like some of these fanatics do.  Yes, I stand for truth.  But I cannot make you see this.  Unless you want to look.  

And many are content, to just choose a path, that is not the old way.  Even though God warns us.  He tells us, but so many are deceived, and blind…..  That they refuse. 

This concerns me for my brothers and sisters.  This concerns me, for the future of our children, and generations to come.  If Christ does not return soon.  Right now, the body of Christ is sick.  They are crippled, and do not stand right in the sight of God, with all the crap, they embrace.  I hate to say that.  But the truth is not coming out, and there are no leaders who I even look up to, in the body of Christ.  

I learned to follow Christ, not a leader.  Because especially what I see, is so distorted, and corrupted  by so many.  

My rule of thumb, in searching for a church.  Is love there?  Is a King Bible used?  Are all nations, and people represented in the church…. Is the old ways, taught?  Does your pastor, warn you, to repent, even daily?  Once does not cover it folks, if you go back to your old ways of sin.  Grace again, won’t be there, unless we are humble, in fear of God, repentant.  This is what cleans the slate.  But these modern day pastors, do not embrace that.  Its more like if it feels good, then do it.  NO!

Just a thought today…. but may this word remind us all.

THUS SAITH THE LORD, STAND YE IN THE WAYS, AND SEE, AND ASK FOR THE OLD PATHS, WHERE IS THE GOOD WAY, AND WALK THEREIN, AND YE SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS, BUT THEY SAID, WE WILL NOT WALK THEREIN.  JEREMIAH 6:16.  KJV.

This says so much about the modern day church, and Christianity.  I cannot sit in a church, that does not embrace these things….even though I long to be a part of a church,  and I so miss worship and praise.  I cannot compromise myself to the rest of the program, when these things are missing.  I cannot.  

Well, I refuse, and reject modern day Christianity.  In fear of God.  Because I will stand before him someday…..

To each their own, is what I say, I won’t hit you on the head with my bible.  Like I said….But I will proclaim this. For the glory of God.  Modern day Christianity has lost its way.  After all Christ did for us, as the way, the truth, and life.  Its lost. 

In Christ, Elena Ramirez 

 

 

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DO YOU KNOW WHY LOYALTY IS SO IMPORTANT? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


DSC_0013.jpgDO YOU KNOW WHY LOYALTY IS SO IMPORTANT?

By Elena Ramirez

Do you know why loyalty is so important? The right kind of loyalty? The kind, that is kind, and holy, and beautiful. And good? The kind that is love?

The kind of loyalty, that is true, and royal, that comes from God, is the kind we should all aspire to do for one another. But you cannot have that unless you are loyal to God first. And that is my goal.

Whether someone agrees with me or not. I work out my salvation, with fear, and trembling. Fear of God.

Just remember, and do not ever, ever forget….the Lord, knows about loyalty. God the father, had His Kingdom all in tact, till the enemy the devil disrupted heaven, with his jealousy, and was disloyal, causing war in heaven.

When Christ walked the earth, and He had his disciples. How true were they, when Judas, betrayed Christ, and yes even Peter denied knowing Him?

Folks, God knows and sees, disloyalty. He will not bless being disloyal. Just saying, so next time, someone trusts you. Don’t play with their heart. Because you may lose someone who is true, and was loyal to you. And worse you may lose the sense of what is true and loyal.

Be accountable to God and others, repent, when you see this in yourself. It can come to any of us so easily, but if you love God, you will be loyal to God first. Then to others.

You have to see this, if you truly want to serve God, or to have your salvation in tact. Its called love. Loving God first, then others, as we are commanded.

This is what I aspire to do, and if someone cannot see that and make fun of it. Mock it, try to undermine it, or call it being melodramatic. Or any kind of sarcastic name. I really have nothing else to say….. Nor will I waste my time. I will shake the dust off.

I will walk with Christ….. He understands loyal. He understands love. He taught me love, by saving me. By showing me what He did on the cross. I will be loyal to that.

I love the Lord, and thats who I am, take it or leave it. I love my friends. And I am loyal to them. But I know the difference. A friend, truly loves at all times. Not when its just convenient.

Its always a choice.

AND JESUS ANSWERED HIM THE FIRST OF ALL COMMANDMENTS IS, HEAR O ISRAEL; THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND, AND WITH ALL THY STRENGTH; THIS IS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT. AND THE SECOND IS LIKE, NAMELY THIS, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF, THERE IS NONE OTHER COMMANDMENT GREATER THAN THESE.
MARK 12:29-31. KJV.

In Christ, praying to always be loyal to the King of Kings…….

Elena Ramirez

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

WHEN PASTORS ARE DECEIVED BY THE DEVIL ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


fullsizeoutput_789Its 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,

Elena Ramirez  

prayerofgod@comcast.net

THE PROSPERITY MESSAGE MESSES PEOPLE UP ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

THE PROSPERITY MESSAGE, MESSES PEOPLE UP….

I have been a Christian for a long time now. And I just see how, one can miss it, by getting caught up in the “prosperity message.”

It is so deceiving, to try and search for God, for a financial miracle, but you don’t work on your heart, or your soul. You don’t make the priority, of Salvation, for you or others the goal.  Learning scripture.  Knowing Gods heart.  

I have seen people, who grasp onto that message, and even believing leaders, who are so full of it, that they have lost their focus on why Christ died on the cross for us.

They don’t see, how when Christ was on this earth, He was offended, by their selling of this or that, and He turned the tables on them, angrily.  In the temple.  

We are called to seek the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all things will be added.

BUT SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU. MATTHEW 6:33. KING JAMES.

I see the fruit of it, from some that I even love dearly, but they do not make knowing God the priority, they are always dreaming, for this house, or that car, or that which they can compete with the Jones.

I see they support many of these leaders, who say very questionable things.

Even in this election, there are some who are so blinded by power, and wealth, that they think that someone, with this kind of prestige, makes them the answer to Americas problems. Yet they do not see the true fruit of a fake. A counterfeit. A mean spirited person.

So they lose focus on what God says. It does mess a person up.

And I can say this, as a testimony, because when I first started in ministry, I thought, everybody asked for money, and that was how you measured success in ministry.

Wrong.

God has a way of correcting us. Changing our hearts, and I am so glad He did mine. Greed, the prosperity message, is just an illusion to what the enemy can do to confuse a person.

You see, there is a lost world out there, and when people make the prosperity message, their goal, they miss out, in seeing what Gods goal and vision is.

He wants us to be saved. To grow, to know how precious our salvation is. To know His power, His sovereignty, and to reach out for the lost. To reach for the Kingdom for others, and their salvation. To see with hearts, love.

Its just sad, I guess, its just a sign of the times.

But it is not to late, to repent, to stop and see, the goal.

You know, God is not blind to many of us who are in need of a financial miracle, but He works on our hearts first. He corrects us. If we do not receive this correction, we are, our own worst enemy.

God can change things. If only we would work for the Kingdom, for His goal, then He would bless many of us. Our businesses, would become His business, to bless.

But till then, just look at the fruit. It is rotten, it is not what God intended.

The Prosperity message, does mess up people.

In Christ,

Elena

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

DID YOU OR YOUR CHURCH SERVE CANDY ON HALLOWEEN? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do....

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

So Halloween is over.

And many of us tried and to warn you to not have anything to do with the holiday. But you did and you do not take to heart the many scriptures that warn us not do that. Even in serving candy.

What harm is that you say? Churches do it all the time. Well, let’s look at just one scripture. And let’s look at it symbolically.

“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”
1 Corinthians 10:21 KJV

When you serve candy in honor of this holiday. Whose table does that come from?

This is why we cannot serve from the Devils table. Because it looks like we would serve the devil.  By serving others candy, that comes from the devils table.  

We are called not to give any place to the devil! No place!  (paraphrasing) Ephesians 4:27.  King James.  

We are to submit to God. Resist the enemy and he will flee.  (paraphrasing) James 4:7.  King James.  

You see I repented because I thought there was no harm in it. But that is the deception.

And do I know exactly what the consequences of this sin is?  No, all I know, is if we truly love God, as we say we do, we don’t abuse, or take for granted His grace.

I will be honest, because I cannot speak for someone else, and the punishment, of disobeying God, except for what I see in my holy Bible, the King James bible.  

Please note:  I am adding this two days after I wrote this, as the Lord brought this scripture to me.  

FOR THUS SAITH THE LORD; BEHOLD, THEY WHOSE JUDGMENT WAS NOT TO DRINK OF THE CUP HAVE ASSUREDLY DRUNKEN; AND ART THOU HE THAT SHALL ALTOGETHER GO UNPUNISHED?  THOU SHALT NOT GO UNPUNISHED, BUT THOU SHALT SURELY DRINK OF IT.   JEREMIAH 49:12.

But when anybody, abused scripture, and did not take to heart the consequences, of this, they paid heavily.  Salvation lost, and the wrath of God.  This is documented in my Holy King James Bible.  And we are called to fear God!

God has been so good to me.  But it is this year especially, more then ever, I see the deception of Halloween.

A process, to stop dressing up, or decorating, or even serving candy.  Last year I did not serve.  I did not open my door, I did not give place to the enemy.  One full year.

And now full circle, I feel stronger.  And I pray for forgiveness, for even being so dumb, and naive.

How I long to see, God working in my life, in my family, in my home, my finances, my health….all of it.  But I have my part in obedience. 

What blocks Gods blessings?  What makes Him stop listening to any of us?

Sin, it separates us from God.

So, you do what you want.  This season, I tried to warn many.  I tried, to show them.  Instead, I got defiance, and I got rebellious;

“Who are you to judge”?  

When I am called to warn.  You are called to warn.  This is very scriptural.  Read  Ezekiel 3 and Ezekiel 33.  We are called to warn the wicked, and the righteous, that have disobeyed.  

Sadly, the body of Christ has an identity problem in distinguishing what is judging, and what is warning someone.  

And well to go to a church that thinks this is o.k.  Is not a church I would want to go to, or have my kids go to.

Christ would not compromise. Truth. For the deception is teaching those kids, to dress up, to go to church, and to get candy, on a day that is meant for evil. And it gives the wrong message.

It gives, compromise, when they should be taught, to depart from evil.

No wonder the body of Christ is all jacked up. Because people compromise, when they should be telling someone the truth, to a child, who is so impressionable. That they reap curses. Generational curses. But no… the body of Christ thinks just on that day to invite kids, to give them a place to go, when they should just know truth, that this is wrong.

It is just wrong. I see them as well through the eyes of Christ and I know the difference between a counterfeit and the real thing. And Jesus would not compromise truth. He would not!  He would warn of the evil of it. 

How dare anybody take the devil into the house of God! How dare they pollute it, with this pagan holidays, traditions, and rituals, and sacrificing. It is blatantly insulting, to do this in the house of our Lord. And He is not mocked. Oh He is gracious, but this is His house, and it is meant to be a place of true worship, prayer, and truth. And they pollute it.

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.  This is also King James scriptural.

And I plead the blood of Jesus.  I cover my house with it, like in Psalms 91.

To each their own…..Repentance is a good thing to clear the slate.  

In Christ, I humbly write this….

Elena Ramirez

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

DO NOT CUT CORNERS TO “BEG STEAL OR BORROW” THIS IS NOT GODS WAY ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
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If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

I want to express immediately, this is not a prosperity message.  And I am actually irked in my spirit, that those in ministry who use that as a platform, to build up their own financial pockets, prey on the desperation of some, who do need financial help.

But know this, and know this with the fear of God….God is not an ATM!

God is able, yes, to help us, but when we only look to God for prosperity, we are hurting our own souls. The first goal, is to ensure salvation, a place with Christ.  A repentance, that changes our hearts, to be more like His.

A desire to change, a desire to live a good and holy life, as Christ as the center of all our thoughts, and yes desires.

So, I want to make this very clear. Please do not look at this for an easy way out, of your financial needs.  What I will share, is truth, and something, I value, as a moral choice, to please God.  But yes, can bless you.  It can make the change and the difference you need, in your finances.  Because first your soul and being will change.

I am not asking anybody for donations, and in fact nobody is helping me, but the grace of God.  And maybe thats why I can write this, because actually, I am not hurting for money.  My needs are met, we live comfortably, we live within our own means, but nothing we gain, is by begging, stealing, or borrowing.

Now yes, there are times, when I would love to have some extra money, but since I don’t, I am still content.  Why?  I suppose it is just being in total submission to God.  Counting my blessings, instead of counting on something, that is out of reach.  And maybe, just maybe it is because at this point of my life, my priorities have changed.

There are many things I did not get, or accomplish, but I just want to please God, so I have let go of the desire of things, or money, because there is so much to do for the Kingdom of God.  Maybe at this point it does not matter.  But what matters is what God sees, and feels, and yes I want to please God.

Oh it is wonderful to reach for good things, but it is how one does it, that I want to impress upon you.

Years ago, and I still remember this pastor, but I was in a board meeting, with the pastor, and a few members of a church I attended.  Maybe someone who reads this, will know,  what I am talking about.  But the discussion, was concerning, a dinner, that we were planning on having.

This church at the time, to be more definite, was a church, that did help the community, the poor, the homeless, so the goal, was good.  But meeting the needs for the goal, was where I got a check in my spirit.

In our meeting, the pastor said something, that resonated in my heart, but not in a good way.

He said; “Well no matter what we have to do, if we have to beg, steal, or borrow, we will get it done!”  And the meeting was adjourned.

Now those words, to some, may not be a big deal, but I looked at it this way.  Knowing who God is, knowing what He tells us, in His Holy word.  I really got a bad feeling in my heart.

I felt like the pastor was compromising, and being the example that he was, I felt, like it was not really meeting Gods standards.  And isn’t that what we are called to do?  I actually walked out of that meeting shaking my head.  Sad.  Now I did not hold it against that pastor, because we all say things now and then, that are not right.  But God does.  He will judge us for our words.  This is scriptural.  But it still nagged me.

God will provide for our needs, so why would the pastor say this?  This is what God says, and if anything, this is what I want you to check in your spirit, for any need.  What does God say about it?  If we only took this to heart, and did not rely on our own thinking, or the ways of the world, or even advice from someone who does not know God.  What does God say?

(BEGGING)

 I HAVE BEEN YOUNG, AND NOW AM OLD: YET HAVE I NOT SEEN THE RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN, NOR HIS SEED BEGGING BREAD.  Psalms 37:25.

What does God say about BORROWING?

FOR THE LORD THY GOD BLESSETH THEE, AS HE PROMISED THEE:  AND THOU SHALT LEND UNTO MANY NATIONS, BUT THOU SHALT NOT BORROW; AND THOU SHALT REIGN OVER MANY NATIONS, BUT THEY SHALL NOT REIGN OVER THEE.  Deuteronomy 15:6.

And how about STEALING? We all know stealing is not good!  It is actually a commandment.

THOU SHALT NOT STEAL.  Exodus 20:15.

So why am I writing about it now?  Because I think in society, without Gods truth, implemented, we can take a saying like that, beg, steal and borrow, and accept it.  It was done in a church meeting, and nobody blinked an eye.

And if they did they did not say anything.  I just feel and maybe after all these years that happened, but I know in my heart, Gods ways, always bless.  Gods truth, always brings light, and I think motive, is very important.  And we need to see, what is our motive in seeking God.  And our priorities.

I want to ask you to ask yourself, what is your priority?  Is it to get ahead, financially, and to have all your needs met?  Or is it to please God?  And the reason, I ask this, is because if we are so consumed, in making that almighty dollar, we can forget almighty God, who provides that dollar.

One thing, I have learned, and I do not take that saying as my mantra.  in fact I don’t even have a mantra.  Because I take Gods word literally, and I take it as truth.  And I take it as love.  But I am careful what word I use to inspire me, and I do choose a King James Holy Bible, as word, for food for my spirit.

But it is so easy, to get caught up in something, if we do not have Gods Holy word as a foundation.  And here was a Pastor, who should have known better, but he did not.  So I have learned, don’t cut corners, not when it comes to finances.

“Cheap is not always good, and good is not always cheap.”  And I am quoting my son, in this.  When people try to cut a corner, by cheating someone, that is stealing.  When someone has to beg, for even food, oh my, I don’t judge anybody in this, but when you have some money, what do you use it for?  Is it to get high?  Is it for sex?  Is it for booze?

See, we always have to look at what we think is the priority in life.  If we make God the priority, we don’t have to borrow, and if we do, He makes a way for us to pay it back.

But what if you cannot?  I have had family relations where they borrowed, and did not pay back.  Not to me but to my uncle, and when he died, he did not even want them at his funeral, because they lied about paying back.  It hurt my dear little uncle.  And they could not see the error of it.

So is it evil to borrow?  Only you can answer that but it may be, to steal.  And if you beg, you lose your dignity.  So, I only write this, so we can look at what we are doing.

And what about cheating others?  Or keeping that extra dollar, when the cashier gives you too much change?

These little things count, in who we are in Christ.  And I know the enemy, wants to have a legal right to steal our blessings, if we don’t submit to God, in matters like this. It is so nice to have a clear conscience.  It is so good to repent, and clean the slate, even for little things.  And once you have, cleaned the slate, keep it up.  Don’t let the devil lie to you, and tell you are something, that you are not.  You are a child of God.  But God corrects children, and we teach our children by example.

Are we doing it Gods way, or the way of the world?  I know, in my heart of hearts, we reap what we sow.  Look it up from a King James Bible.  And this is scriptural.  So what are we putting out there, in the world we live in?  What is our priorities?  Our motivation?

These are not things to judge you, but to reflect upon individually.

That is my goal, just for us to try and look and think, about what God thinks.  I think this is a wisdom skill for life, abundantly in Christ.

 

Blessings, and love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUDGING A MATTER AND KNOWING RIGHT FROM WRONG ~ QUESTIONING AUTHORITY ~ BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link.  My latest book.  BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST.  This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse.  But by Christ it can change into a blessing.  A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc.  And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God.  Bot are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Bot are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

Yes, there is a difference between judging a matter, and knowing right from wrong.  Yes, I question authority.  I question it in all aspects, and I do not always take what someone says as truth, unless it is according to Gods Holy word.  My King James Bible.

Recently, a very high profile ministers wife, said something very disturbing.  And I question it.  Some might say, I was judging.  Some might say, “touch not my anointed”.  Some might even say the devil is an accuser.  But when you know right from wrong, I question authority.

I know what the scripture says.  And in my heart, first and foremost, I want to please God.  Not man, not people, and not myself, as this high profile ministers wife said.  And implied strongly.  That is self.  That comes from the devil.  Self- is always a characteristic from the devil.  “Do good for your own self” as she said… Is the way of the world thinking. 

This kind of thinking is thinking in the flesh, and not in the spirit.  The spirit of the Holy spirit.  It is a spirit that comes from hell itself.  And we have to be mindful, of carnal thinking.  

And it is not bad to do good for yourself.  My problem, and that what I considered was bad in knowing right from wrong, was that it undermined God, as if He was a second thought, to be obedient. As if making ourselves happy, was the priority.  Those were her words.  Look for the video, by these key words to know the difference, but I won’t list it.  

But what He wants is obedience, because we love Him first and foremost, the fear of God, as I share in my scripture below.  And not believing every “Feel good message” because again that is demonic.

And that was what was wrong.  Oh friend, giving God glory, and putting our own thinking to the side, makes the difference.  I know the spirit of it, and I know when we try to put ourselves first, and make God an after thought, as she implied, its wrong.

Am I judging, no I am trying to teach someone, who might  not know Gods word, to know the difference.  So I question it.  If I was judging, I would give a sentence, or a fine to pay, like in some religions.  God almighty, will have the final word, and be the judge in this matter, and all matters for that consideration.

We are judged by our words.  And either our words will justify us, or condemn us.  The words that she spoke, will either justify or condemn her.  And the thing is, people do not realize that when we speak, we are either being judged, to either be justified or condemned.  One cannot just say something, and not have it considered, as either right or wrong.  

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things:  and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.  Matthew 12:34-36.  

Another reason, why I only choose King James words, because there is too much corruption in other Bible versions, where meanings are distorted.  I want Gods holy word, the purest form by the King James, that has not been revised.  So I can know Gods heart.  Judging, no? But knowing right from wrong.  Am I judging someone even publishers, who have revised Gods holy word and saying they are evil? No I am saying in this teaching moment, that I know the difference as right and wrong.  This is why I make the distinction, even in passing.

I am not judging it, I am questioning, why would you say this? Because it was wrong.   When we have the privilege to be in contact with others, we have a responsibility to know Gods Holy word.  I know my King James Bible, and I do question authority.  

I have been in situations where authority, misunderstood, and even judged me.  I think of Christ in this example, and how the Pharisees misunderstood Him.  They judged the Son of God.  Christ knew right from wrong.  And He was the living example of the truth.  Even Pilot said, what is truth?  No one taught Him truth.  Christ would have if He had the time.  So I use my time, now, to teach this distinction.  

We have a responsibility, to know Gods word.  No excuses in this world is worth putting this precious gift aside, so we are not deceived.  Yes when you know the difference, you are not judging.  You know right and wrong.  The devil is always twisting scripture, to make it seem like a person is. And judge not, is one place that he does.  And there are so many ways the enemy can deceive someone.  And the enemy uses people in authority, and people who are “wolves in sheeps clothing.”

But if I can even spare someone and say no, like I did in this situation, this is not judging.  I am trying to teach someone that there are some things that are just wrong.  This was a teaching moment, not a judging moment to say…God is always the priority.

Gods word, is first and foremost, and its not that difficult to comprehend.  If you make God your first priority, the rest will follow.  The blessings, the understanding, the knowledge.  But if you put self first as this woman implied, you are doing your own soul a disservice.

Be not wise in your own eyes, but fear God, if you fear God, you take to heart what the Holy spirit says to you.  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.  Proverbs 3:7.

And it told me as I read that, that is wrong!  I did not judge, I saw the lies of the enemy, and I know right from wrong.  And I did it, to warn others, because God loves them and because right is right, and wrong is wrong.  This was a teaching moment for me to use truth to warn others.  And like a good friend of mine, whose opinion and mine seem at odds with one another said, that “It is kind of hard to defend someone, when they should know the truth.  But Christ can defend her, and this is what we pray for as she learns the truth.  Because the enemy, wants all of us to be in confusion, and her being in a high profile place, makes it look like she should know better, but she does not in this instance.  

I pray for this woman, for she should know the difference.  I pray, her eyes are opened.  I pray she repents.  I pray she makes a wrong right, and sees the difference.  Will I name her?  No the moment has passed, but maybe someone will show her this, to show her, God is always the priority, not self.

Yes, I question authority, and I recommend you do too.  Not only to learn, but to know the difference, but you my friend, get into Gods word, a good King James bible and know it for yourself.  So you can please God, not people, not even yourself first, but God.  

And as I am about to close, I also want to make the effort to say I love this ministry.  This man of God, and His wife.  I do.  I have gone to see them and tuned in.  I have not always agreed with their methods. Especially when it comes to watering down the gospel.  But I have loved them.  And I still do.  

You see, when I say all this, I say it because if we love each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, you want them to grow.  Because they have access to make a difference in the body of Christ.  And really, its all for Gods glory, if we do it in love.  So I hope I am forgiven too, but again, my heart is to please God, first and foremost.  

 And I share all of this humbly, because I am not always right.  But God is.  And when I make Him the priority totally, I can be right, and I can know the difference, without judging.  I can understand.  And this is what we all need to do to grow.

Blessings, and love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.  Romans 1:21-22

And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.  For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit have judged already, as though, I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed.  In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ.  To deliver such an one unto satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the spirit of the Lord Jesus.  Your glorying is not good.  Know ye not that a little leaven, leaveneth the whole lump?  Purge out therefore the old leaven that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.  For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.  I Corinthians 5:2-7.  

Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee:  and let such as love Thy Salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.  Psalm 70:4.  

Declare His glory among the heathen, His wonders among all people.  For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised:  He is to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the nations are idols:  but the Lord made the heavens.  Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.  Psalm 96:3-6

For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth:  Thou are exalted far above all gods. Ye that love the Lord, hate evil:  He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.  Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart.  Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.  Psalm 97:9-12