ITS NOT ONLY REBELLION THAT KEEPS FOLKS OUT OF CHURCHES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2123.jpegI feel like I am a seasoned Christian.  I have been around the church block a few times, here where I live.  I search for God.  Myself.  I get into my King James bible daily, and I search for truth, for love, for understanding, for guidance.  I know what God says in many matters.  But I truly believe, because of what I know, that it is not only the rebellious that do not go to church.

SON OF MAN, THOU DWELLEST IN THE MIDST OF A REBELLIOUS HOUSE, WHICH HAVE EYES TO SEE, AND SEE NOT; THEY HAVE EARS TO HEAR AND HEAR NOT; FOR THEY ARE A REBELLIOUS HOUSE.  EZEKIEL 12:2  KJV.  

For, at this point, in my family, and my life, we don’t have a church to go to.  Believe me if I found a church, that first of all supported the King James, that showed love from the pulpit, for all people, all races, that was an extension from the Kingdom of God.  We would be there, faithful.  And obedient.  But it is sad, right now, I don’t trust religious people any more.  I think because, we have been hurt in many instances by people from the Christian community.

Folks, we called brothers and sisters in Christ… Some even friends.  That shocked us.

Yet, I still long to go to a church, where the presence of God is there.

THEY SHALL ENTER INTO MY SANCTUARY, AND THEY SHALL COME NEAR TO MY TABLE, TO MINISTER UNTO ME, AND THEY SHALL KEEP MY CHARGE.  EZEKIEL 44:16 KJV.

And I am not a rebellious person, to not go.  But, see these things we have searched for, are not evident in the churches we have looked to attend.

In fact, the Lord has closed the door on that matter….IMG_2306.JPG

If He opened another door, yes, of course, I would obey.

But it just made me realize many folks, may look at this like I do.  So thats why I am writing about it.  From the prompting of the Holy Spirit.   IMG_4119

They see hypocrisy.  They see, “religious” folks, who act like they are holier than thou.  They see, judgmental Christians, and they think, I don’t want that.  And who can blame them?

If anything, we have met very mean, and cruel Christians.  We have been actually thrown out of a church, because I dared to ask, the pastor, in the congregation, if salvation could be lost?  After he opened it up for discussion.  I believe it can, but when the pastor, answered me, in front of the congregation, he gave me a respectful answer.  That it could not.  You would think that would have settled the matter, because I respectively thanked him.  And I probably would have dropped it, or at least discussed it with my husband.  But instead a couple of days later, we got this horrible, cruel mean letter, that informed us, we were no longer welcomed there.  The reason? Because according to him, we were causing discord.  Among the brethren.  He accused us.

Later I thought about it, what if we had been baby Christians who was searching, and was treated so mean and harshly?  Would we have been turned off, and turned off by God?  We were able to withstand, because we know what Gods word says about such matters.

In retrospect, it would have been so nice if this pastor, had acted like the shepherd God made him to be, and would have asked us in his office to counsel us, but instead he threw us out of Gods house.  It shocked us.  Gods house.  We were thrown out of my Fathers house.

See, even there, I would have shared the King James scriptures, I know of to discuss it respectively.

But when you see pastors, and folks, not giving someone a chance.  Well my red flag goes up, and I can walk away.

WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE!  SAITH THE LORD.  JEREMIAH 23:1  KJV.

I guess, because I do know what God says in many matters, especially when it comes to first honoring God first, I don’t see that. IMG_0465

I see Christians who have made church about being social.  And making the excuse, that if we make it a fun place to come to, they will come.  So they create these coffee clubs, or make the music to be a draw to come to church.  Yet, they forget to speak truth, and the salvation message, but they sure are willing to bring up planting a seed, or the prosperity message.

WHOSE MOUTHS MUST BE STOPPED, WHO SUBVERT WHOLE HOUSES, TEACHING THINGS WHICH THEY OUGHT NOT, FOR FILTHY LUCRE SAKE.  TITUS 1:11.  KJV.

(Just for the sake of communication, lucre, means money.  Its not a word, we use normally) 

One thing that bothers me as well, is seeing churches, allowing Halloween activities in the house of God.  Those things offend God immensely.  But this is how the enemy deceives others.

Watered down messages, where Pastors say messing up, instead of saying that’s sin.  Will not make someone run to the throne of God.  Look folks, we need to be convicted, of sin.  Or we will not grow.  We will not meet our potential spiritually in Christ.  Sorry if that offends anybody, but it is what it is.  God is an excellent God.  Of truth, that sets us free.

But, I run, not walk from these kind of places.  I want to grow, I want to be fed truth.  I want to sense and feel the Holy presence when I go to church.  I want to worship my Lord, with all my heart and being. I don’t want to hear watered down word, by the corrupted bibles they use. IMG_0425.jpg

Our world, our country right now is in a mess.  And I wonder, when they stand before God, after they leave this earth,  what God will speak to these high profile pastors, and ministers, who have the forum, but if anything they scare people away from Gods house?

MANY PASTORS HAVE DESTROYED MY VINEYARD, THEY HAVE TRODDEN MY PORTION UNDER FOOT, THEY HAVE MADE MY PLEASANT PORTION A DESOLATE WILDERNESS.  JEREMIAH 12:10  KJV. 

I do wonder.  God did not open doors for me to be a pastor, or to marry a pastor, but He does guide me, into truth.   But I am so hungry and thirsty for truth, that I search myself. To know His ways.

Look, I don’t know who is even reading this.  But be careful with religion.  Rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups.

Be careful with hitting someone on the head with the bible.  I know, I can be a warrior when it comes to these matters myself.  But I have learned, and maybe even in the last year, since, I was off of one social network.

I have learned to pick and choose my battles.  And I have learned, some day, when we all stand before God, I don’t want Him to judge me, for turning someone away from truth.  See, I longed for love in that situation. Grace.  You hope to get it, even by friends, but if its not evident.  They really are not your friends in Christ.

And when I have seen, it was not extended to me,  I also see other Christians, who won’t extend grace, or forgiveness.  To others.  But, I realize, they don’t understand, how important it is for us to walk in love.  That Christ told us that is how we would be known.  By our love, for one another.  See John 13:34-35 King James.  

God taught us that is the greatest commandment.  To love Him, and to love others.

All I know, is that we are not perfect, and yes there is forgiveness.  And I love grace.  But when I see wolves in sheep clothing, and I see them not speaking truth, nor not extending grace, being flaky, being cowardly in some matters, concerning Gods truth, I see that the body of Christ is letting down people, but also letting down God.

Folks, don’t wait for a pastor to teach you truth.  Search for God, yourself.  Know truth.  Your salvation depends on it.  Make sure you are doing everything in your own capacity, to learn who God is.  Eat and drink King James scriptures.  Write it, share it, and more than anything, practice it with love.  Because that will make it perfect.  Anything else is a rubber sword.

Fear God.  Thats the healthiest thing you can do.

It is sad, that right now, our world has lost its way in many ways.  I see politicians, denying what God says, and people eat it up.  You have to know the truth yourself, or you will be deceived.

If you have been rejected by churches, by people, pastors, a congregation.  Don’t stop searching for God.  Don’t.  Its your responsibility.

Yes scripture says, that we must assemble ourselves together.  But if you cannot find a place of worship to do that, well then get who you can, and make a prayer circle, a bible study, and if anything, do it for yourself, even if nobody will participate.

NOT FORSAKING THE ASSEMBLING OF OURSELVES TOGETHER, AS THE MANNER OF SOME IS; BUT EXHORTING ONE ANOTHER: AND SO MUCH THE MORE, AS YE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.  HEBREWS 10:25  KJV. 

Its your soul, its your responsibility.  Don’t wait for people.  Do it yourself.  Do it for Christ.   Do it for love, because God is love….  Make it right with God.  Repent, make Christ your Lord, and savior, and then study His KJV word.

STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.  BUT SHUN PROFANE AND VAIN BABBLINGS:  FOR THEY WILL INCREASE UNTO MORE UNGODLINESS.  II TIMOTHY 2:15-16  KJV.  

That second verse, is a warning. Be careful with fake bibles, use a King James, shun those profane corrupted bibles.

Anyway, I do believe God will finally lead us to a place to worship.   Thats my prayer, that I see God will answer.  I have the vision, that we will go where we are celebrated, and not even just tolerated.

AND I WILL GIVE YOU PASTORS ACCORDING TO MINE HEART, WHICH SHALL FEED YOU WITH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING.  JEREMIAH 23:1  KJV. IMG_0388.jpg

Where love will be there.  Where truth will be spoken by a pastor, who obeys God in these matters.  Where love, will be shown from the pastor, and it will flow to the congregation.  But until then, I have no regrets, for not going to church.  I don’t want to sit with the scorner.

BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT WALKETH NOT IN THE COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY, NOR STANDETH IN THE WAY OF SINNERS, NOR SIT IN THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL.  BUT HIS DELIGHT IS IN THE LAW OF THE LORD:  AND IN HIS LAW DOTH HE MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT.  PSALM 1:1-2 KING JAMES. 

 

Blessings in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

 

I WONDER WHAT GOD THINKS WHEN YOU CALL HIS CHILD A “HERETIC” ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_1813.jpegTITUS 3:10 A MAN THAT IS AN HERETIC AFTER THE FIRST AND SECOND ADMONITION REJECT.  KING JAMES.  

I guess I wonder, because I was called that yesterday…….

P8280045And the sad thing is, I know I am not a heretic.  I am a child of God.  And I think if you are a Christian, and you know what God has done for you.  And you know who God is, what He can do, His power, His majesty, all of His wonderful attributes, and you Love God.  And I know I do, I always have….

You should not accept being labeled like that.  By anyone. I won’t.  I refuse those kind of words to be spoken over me. I won’t accept that, from anybody, no matter who they are.  Because I know what God has done for me.  I was lost, and broken, and it was Christ that came and soothed me, and tended to my wounds.  And I reject, that word, heretic and refuse to be called that by anyone.  I know who I am in Christ.

That did not come from God, but from the devil himself.  He threw a rock at me. Accusing.  I hope if this individual ever sees this, which I don’t know, or not, if God will make a way to do that, I pray, he looks up Revelation 12:10 from a King James.  Because there is a place in hell for those who accuse the brethren.  I am the brethren.  Bought by the blood of Jesus. I will never take that for granted.

See, I have been bought by the blood of Jesus, and I have accepted my Lord and savior, and yes, He has accepted me.  I know I have a place in His Kingdom.  He has a prepared a place for me.  I repented of my sins.  I still repent for my short comings, because I know I am not perfect.  But I always plead the blood of Jesus, because I never want to give place to the enemy.

Yes I value my salvation.  I never want to be deceived by the enemy.  I never want to take my salvation for granted.  I know the enemy can deceive someone.  Scripture says, let no man steal your crown.  I suppose thats what ticked this individual off to begin with, because I used that scripture reference.  I don’t know, exactly what ticked him off, but it was like he was a time bomb, and he exploded.  I saw it.

BEHOLD I COME QUICKLY:  HOLD THAT FAST WHICH THOU HAST, THAT NO MAN TAKE THY CROWN.  Revelation 3:11 KJV

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I walked in love with this individual, I admired this individual.  This so-called man of God.  I saw an anointing on him, because of his prayers.  Because of his prayers, for our President.  I bet some folks, could just read this, and know who I am talking about, because of his position, even in the body of Christ.  Maybe you will tell him that I wrote this about him.

He took such a mean stance toward me, that I still quite do not understand.  I got a little shocked.  We were discussing, works, and grace, and he totally took my words out of context.  I thought, I was talking to a true brother in Christ.  I was not.

And even if I was wrong, which I don’t think I was, I just feel he should have been a gentleman in Christ, and extended grace to me, he did not.  Instead, he shooed me away like I was filth.  Like a fly. Like I was on the side of the enemy, and I am not.  He made me his enemy, and I looked at him like a brother in Christ….

I rebuke that in the name of Jesus, because I know who I am in Christ.

But it made me think of that Pharisee spirit, that so many can have.  It made me think of those who are in Christ, who may just want to express themselves, and they are put down, or silenced, or not given any patience.  Perhaps, they are baby Christians, and they are trying to find truth, or their way, but instead, treated harshly.

It does make me wonder what God thinks, very seriously, because they have actually turned someone off to God.  When they could have led them to Christ.  It makes me sad, and I am sure it can make God sad to know, that this person, got so turned off, by what they see, with legalistic Christians, hitting them on the head.

No wonder, many are turned off, with religion.  No wonder, many are turned off by Christianity.  But I plead with you even here, if you have been turned off by religious folks, please don’t let that stop you from seeking Christ.  Please, He is love.  He will help you.  No matter what….Its all about relationship with Christ.  But it is up to us individually to seek Him.

See, I also have seen that religious spirit, that Pharisee spirit, from time to time, and it is so cruel, and mean.  I can identify it, and call it for what it is.  I am sure it happens more then I even know.  But God knows, and if you have experienced that, please share your comments here.   I will honor, honesty, in matters like this. IMG_2412

Now, if he had been talking to someone else, I probably would have been crushed by his words to me.  It is a good thing, I had my armor of God on, it is a good thing, I know my King James Bible.  Because I did walk in love.  All I could do was shake the dust off.  I think if I had been more of a baby Christian I would have been so hurt, that perhaps, “religion” would have turned me off.  Well, too, late, religion did turn me off a long time ago.

See, religion is rules, regulations, rituals, traditions made by men, and groups.  I don’t have a religion, I have a relationship with Christ.  I thought this man did as well.  But when it came to just sharing, he took my words, twisted them, insulted me, and tried to hurt me.

This is the definition of that word.  From the dictionary.

HERETIC – SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES OR TEACHES SOMETHING THAT GOES AGAINST ACCEPTED OR OFFICIAL BELIEFS. 

I suppose, if I could have had the chance, I would have asked him, whose beliefs are those?  Yours or God?  Because there was no love in his words. But he did not give me a chance to even communicate. No grace.  Do those words come from God, or from some twisted pre-conceived idea of what religious thinking does and think?  Because I will be honest, that spirit is not from the Christ, I know. And there is no other God. I don’t follow religion.  I follow my Lord, and savior. Jesus Christ.  Because in His spirit, I see, He is love.  He is merciful, kind, patient, and above all, holy.

I hope who ever looks at this, will remember my post.  I pray, you never treat a child of God like that.  No matter how wrong they are.  Or right they are.  Remember, we all look at things differently.  We all have our ways of learning, or understanding.  I was accused of actually omitting things out of the word of God.  Ironic, because I do uphold the King James as whole and true.  So does he.  Thats what was strange.  But even though I do not agree with many who do not uphold the King James.  I still walk in love.  I try at least.

But I know my intention in my heart of hearts,  it was not to misrepresent, or even interpret Gods word, any other way, then what He gives us.  I know the word is not up for private interpretation, but is given by the Holy Spirit.  Read II Peter 1:19-21 KJV

But I know who I am in Christ.  I may not agree with many.  On many different subjects.  Including the loss of salvation.  I believe it can be lost, if someone sins, and does not repent.  Thats when grace runs out.  And no, I don’t look for loop holes in the word of God.  Ezekiel 33 tells us to warn one another.  To save our own souls.  So, yes I do warn. Though, you might call it judging.

There have been battles, spiritual battles, but I always try to remember even though we do not agree, the enemy may have deceived that person.

Yes there have been heretic spirits, I have encountered.  When they actually want to fight, about word.  I don’t want to fight about word.  Or about Gods law.  God is a legal God.  If you don’t agree with me, thats your choice.  But God did not flip flop from the Old Testament, to the New Testament.  He only freed us, from the law of sin and death.  Not His commandments.  But I don’t have to fight.  I know truth stands on its own merit.  And I know God will do the final judging.

To judge another sister, or brother in Christ, scares me, worse yet, to accuse them of being a heretic.  But I pray, never to ever, treat someone so mean, so cruel, as I was treated yesterday.  Sad thing is, I have seen this spirit before.  And it makes me sad.  I know what word says, and it says, we will be known by the love, we have for one another.  And I did not see that love.  From this man.  A man of God.  I suppose thats why I am writing this.

BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.  JOHN 13:25  King James. 

I hope you remember this.  This is my prayer as I close.  In Christs love, that I honor, and protect, and guard, my heart.  My soul, my being.  In Christ.IMG_1762.jpg

Oh Lord, I pray I never treat a child of yours like that.  Even with what I know Lord.  I pray, I never try to wound someone you call your child.  

Lord, I know, you have given me knowledge, and understanding, discernment in many matters, but I pray, never to hit someone on the head with a bible, with your word.  Father, I know I don’t know everything, and I will not even act like I do.  I know there is much you can teach me.  

Still…But I pray, you teach me.  Because you are kind, and patient.  You know where I am on the vine.  Lord, its a good thing I walked in love with this man.  I did not argue.  I did not try to prove him right or wrong.  As he did me.  It looked like pride. I did not understand his stance.  You know… I had peace, I was not in a spirit of strife.  I knew it.  But it hurt… Since, I have actually agreed in prayer with him.  On other occasions. But he could not see who I was in Christ.  I asked him not to judge me, but he did anyway.  I just expressed myself, and he took my words, and used them against me, calling me a heretic.  

Lord, I forgive him.  But I pray, he sees the error of his ways.  Yes, I suppose it does hurt, somewhat, because I admired him.  But that was the most ugliest, most religious spirit, I have seen, and though I have seen it before in others, I never want to get near it again.  I did not expect that from him. Sad thing is Lord, he did that publicly, in front of others.  Trying to humiliate me, publicly. What does that say about him?  Or even me?  Why did that spirit come out of him?  I suppose this is why I write this post, and make it public.  

That is not who you are Lord.  You tell us, that they will scourge us.  You tell us they will hate us.  You tell us, that we will be known by the love we have for one another, and he did not walk in that love toward me Lord.  I tried, Lord, but you know our hearts.  I put it in your hands, and pray for healing.  I stood, in truth, and you’re love.  Thats all I know.  

Lord, I pray for others who have been hurt by religious folks, who have been cruel.  Heal them, show them your truth, show them, who they are in Christ.  Let them see the truth, to set them free.  I know who I am to you.  I am beloved.  I am precious in your sight.  I am more than a conqueror in Christ.  I know my gifts and callings.  I never want to treat them shabbily, or to ever make someone feel inferior.  I never want to puff myself up.  To be superior, or to treat someone shabbily.  I only want to use my gifts and callings for your glory.  To bring light, so the enemy will not deceive others.  If I have not, I ask for forgiveness.  This will make me very conscience to be careful.  

Lord, we are all on the vine, at different places, some are baby Christians, some are seasoned.  But you love us all!  This comparing in the body of Christ, judging, gets me angry, but I don’t want to sin!  

Lord, I value my salvation Father.  I never want to abuse it, by thinking grace, covers it all.  I am always aware of my part in this covenant, I agree with, by the blood of Jesus. Yes, I have works, because I know that stirs my faith.  According to your word. I know, my works won’t get me into heaven.  But I do them, for your glory, and he could not see that Lord.  He did not recognize me as a sister in Christ. Lord, help us.  The body of Christ.  Because love is missing out of so many that call themselves a Christian.

In Jesus name.  Amen.  

BUT WILT THOU KNOW, O VAIN MAN, THAT FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD?  JAMES 2:20  King James.    

And as I conclude this, I just felt the Lord remind me, that we all have sinned, and come short of His glory.  Read Romans 3:23.  KJV.  All of us have sinned, and we are still capable of sinning.  And how dare, anybody, think they are above God when it comes to judging?  Or calling someone such an ugly name.  Like that, with that kind of wording.  And connotation.  To humiliate publicly….

See, we all have sinned, and we all have been heretics, at one time or another.  In His sight.  Think about it.  Don’t forget what Christ did for you.  See the battle is the Lords.  Not mine.

This person, who I called a brother in Christ,  just happened to insult, a sister in Christ.  And I guess, the Lord knows…..this is why I write about it.

I am His servant.   Its in His hands now.

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

ITS NOT PRIDE ITS SELF-PRESERVATION ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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This tree is called the Angel Oak.  Its over 1000 years old, I have been told.  Its in South Carolina, between Charleston, and Kiawah Island.  It’s magnificent.

It is off the main road, so you have to take a small detour to view it.

When I think about this tree, and how it has survived for so long, with weather, and just the forces of nature, and its survived.  I see Gods protection over it.  For His reasons.  It has been preserved.  

It reminds me, that we need protection from God, and can receive it.  It reminds me, that sometimes, one must self preserve themselves.  Through Christ. 

I guess I am thinking about this, because sometimes I get weary, with folks, or with attitudes.  And it’s not that I have pride, but I don’t make the attempt, to reach out too much any more, because I need to self preserve.

I need to protect myself.  Sometimes, I just need to get away from drama or toxicity, and just seek the Lord.  

I do that by getting away from social media now and then.  By being quiet.  

I am in a situation, now where one might think I have pride.  One might think I am being stubborn.  And maybe I am.  But, I am only doing it to protect myself.  When I see others, really cannot see the error of their own ways, why should I be the one to reach out?  Why should I give myself, over and over again?  After a while, people take advantage of your good nature, and just expect it.  

Think again. 

I am a giver, but there are things one should not give away.  In relationships, and in life.  Like respect.  

Respecting yourself, sometimes comes with self-preservation.  There are lessons in life, where we need to cherish.  But if we cannot begin with God, and our family, and then friends.  We might lose, something special.  I am very protective now. 

I am aware that pride is something God hates.  And I never want to have that, but when I see, I am not the one who has the pride.  Or, I am not the one who did not cherish, or care enough, I can walk away.  I cannot betray myself, though, I felt betrayed.   

Its not that I don’t care.  I do.  I care more then I can say, so I pray, for these individuals.  But some times, when you see something that just isn’t right, well I trust the Holy Spirit.  Call it your gut instinct.  The foreboding thought.  One might have.  I had that, recently, and it kind of scared me. To walk away.  Though, I cared, I sensed I had to let go. 

I believe that came from the Lord, to warn me.  So I trust Him. In fact, I depend on the Lord, for discernment.  

I need to now and then.  I have learned, my lessons, in these matters.  I must trust God.  

Its not pride, its self-preservation.

IN THE MOUTH OF THE FOOLISH IS A ROD OF PRIDE: BUT THE LIPS OF THE WISE SHALL PRESERVE THEM.  

PROVERBS 14:3 KING JAMES.  

Hope this blesses you.  Feel free to share.    Thank you Lord, I needed a verse, to relate this to, and you knew.  You always do that for me, thank you for preserving me, and protecting me Lord.  I pray that for others too.  

See as much as I am trying to protect myself, I pray that for others too, I pray God bless them.  I pray, they see as well the error of their own ways.  So they are not giving place to the enemy.  That would grieve me.   I do wish all love. 

 

In Christ, Elena Ramirez 

 

 

MY SECRETS GOD HAS GIVEN ME SO ANYONE CAN BE AN EXPERT ON THE BIBLE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


POLQPkERTTq%WPR3o%LEZg.jpgYou can be an expert of the Bible.  But let me offer some of these secrets, that I have learned through my lifetime.   I have an understanding of Gods word.  And I am not trying to brag, and I am not in category of being called a Theologian.  

But I have hid Gods word in my heart, and when I need it, I know where to look.fullsizeoutput_1db1.jpeg

It does take diligence.  It takes the desire, to learn who God is, and to understand His ways.  To know Him personally.  It takes the desire to search!!!

For me, God has always tried to teach me, and I have not always been diligent, in this, but for me, falling to the bottom of the barrel, made me search, and I have not stopped searching.

When I say, I was at the bottom of the barrel, this was a time, where I was lost.  Where I was controlled by sin, because I was naive, and I just knew I could not stay there.  I was very misguided as a young woman, and as a teenager.  I had terrible judgment.

But as a child, my mother did try to teach me about who God is, by allowing me to go to Christian vacation, bible schools.  I thank God for that because it helped train me to at least look and search for God.  

TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO:  AND WHEN HE IS OLD, HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT.  PROVERBS 22:6  KJV. 

There I had participated in Bible memory classes, and there were awards, given to those who could memorize scripture.  I liked the challenge, and would try and memorize Gods word.  And get awards.  Today serving, and surviving, with Gods word, makes the difference to me, and I would never let go of my word, from God. 

But those lessons, I put behind, when I grew up a little.  I wanted to party, but I left God out of the equation.  And sadly, I even denied God. Worse, mistake I could make in my life.

But knowing Gods word, even in the limited amount that I knew as a child, compelled me to seek God, for answers, because I needed answers.  This is how I got out of the bottom of the barrel.  I needed to know why my life was so messed up, for lack of better words.

I knew I had to repent to God, that was taught to me, at an early age.  I knew, I had to clear the slate, so to speak.  Because I knew, scripture said, God would not hear me, if I had sin.  I knew I had reaped my sins.  In other words, the things that I had did in sin, I saw that there were spiritual curses.  

So, I repented.  In fact, I still repent daily, I know how good repentance is for the soul.  I knew Christ died for my sins.  I knew, that He was resurrected.  I began seeing, how powerful His sacrifice was, and it made me come to my knees, and seek God.  Don’t be one of those who mocks repentance.  Did you know that is an indicator of pride?  

So long story short, this was my motive into searching for answers.  And to know God.

The following is just a basic draft, summarized.  I suppose I could turn this into a book, but I want to give you quick tips, so you can in your own way, know God, but also be someone, who can use Gods word, and know Gods word, when facing any kind of situation where Gods word is required to bring light, or insight, even to someone else, who needs to know truth.

But no doubt about it, knowing Gods Holy King James word, enhances your faith.

And this is where, I have grown myself.  Because I know that I know there is a God.

His Holy King James word, has so many capabilities, that I know I am scratching the surface.  But consider healings.  Consider relationships, marriage, and consider there is a word for everything.  All you have to do is search, and pray.  And if you make a vow to God, keep it.  Don’t play around with God.  And don’t treat Him, like an ATM, like the prosperity message teaches.  

But if you wonder why your faith is not strong, it could be very well, because you don’t know Gods word, and what He says.  It could also be because you don’t use a King James.  

This will affect your judgement.  Your words, and outlook:

  1. Ask God to open your eyes to scriptures, He wants you to learn.
  2. Read a King James Bible daily.  I read mine in the morning, and at night, before bedtime.
  3. Get a good Bible app, where you can download the King James bible.  Also there, you can find a good Bible study to read the Bible in a year. 
  4. Write scriptures down.
  5. Remember that the King James has “key” words for you to search where the others do not have those key words, to find the truth.  Even if you do not remember the entire verse, or where it is, if you at least remember a key word, it will help you search.  And find the scripture you need for reference.
  6. Buy a Bible Concordance.  This will have thousands of words, for you to search for scripture references.  This is where those “archaic” words will come in handy.
  7. Consider, creating a scripture journal.
  8. Share scripture with others on social media.
  9. Don’t get lazy, when it comes to knowing scripture, and search.  The secret in this, is that if you have a learning spirit, God will show you wondrous things in His word.
  10.  Get creative using scripture.  I like to post a scripture to a photograph now and then as part of my ministry.  And with all my writings, I apply scripture, as a foundation, so folks, will see, that I am not just talking, the talk, but I have the King James scripture to back it up.
  11. Stay hungry, and thirsty for Gods word.  He will fill you with truth, but you have to want to learn who He is.  
  12. Don’t let your bible get dusty.  A good sign of a well balanced person in Christ is someone whose Bible shows wear and tear on it.

What I have noticed, and this makes me very sad, but I am sure God as well, is that Christians do not know Gods word.  This makes them very vulnerable to the world, to those who hate God, to those who purposely challenge us, as Christians.  You are not completely wearing your armor of God.   And whose fault is that?

When you need a word of God, you should be somewhat familiar, with what God says in a matter, to even be able to go to a King James Bible and do a search with a key word.

These subject matters come up often, but instead of pulling out a scripture to say,  “Thus saith the Lord.”  People are left not knowing truth.

From homosexuality, (which by the way, that word is not in a King James bible) but it is an abomination to God.  

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To abortion.
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To even matters of whether or not we should pray for our leaders, these verses, are in a Bible.  Which reminds me, pray for our President.  Don’t you see the spiritual battle America is in?oVVGLhJKTo6LVp1ubRxVEgBut if you don’t open up a King James bible, you won’t get any understanding.

I personally, do not understand this.  Is it laziness?  Is it just pride, to think you can find your own way in life?  But what I will say, is that you have the tool there, but to me, when you don’t know, what God says, you hurt yourselves.  

And I will be totally frank, you are not acting like a true soldier of the Lord, if you don’t know holy word.  The Holy Spirit, cannot prompt you in matters, to even give you discernment, because you won’t learn it, you won’t use it, and you get lazy.  

The sad thing is, that you could be light. You could bring light to the darkness, that blinds yourself, and others.  You could warn someone.  And don’t confuse, warning with judging, because we are called to warn, and love warns.  Read Ezekiel 33, from a King James.  

Its up to you, but you know, with what I know from Gods word, I know it has built my faith.  It has given me boldness, courage, because I know what God says about some things.  

And no, I do not proclaim to know everything, but everything I know about God is because I searched.  If you don’t search, you only have yourself to blame.  But I actually think its stupid, to ignore, what God says.

Yes, He loves us.  But there will come a time, and in fact, the Holy Spirit, prompted me even this morning, to remind us all, that yes God loves us, but His wrath will be revealed for those who mock and disobey.  Who play at church, and religion.  But have no true substance, who have not taken word to root in their souls.  This is wrong, in His sight.  God is not mocked.  Read Galatians 6:7 from a King James.

And I don’t care who you are, we all sin, and come short of the glory of God, and if you mock God or His truth, that wrath will be revealed.  We all reap what we sow.  Oh my gosh, if you only knew what you are doing, when you deny God, or when you deny His truth, or you mock Him.  

I know, the hard way, I reaped some terrible things, because of my disobedience.  But it made me run to the cross, it made me seek God, and seek His truth.  

And I have the fear of God.

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I was so spiritually attacked.  I thought, I was losing my mind.  I was so fearful, paranoid, and the enemy knew that, I did not have a strong defense.  Now I roar back like a lion myself, because of who Christ is in me, and at that ugly old devil, and tell him to back off, because I know what God says.  My courage, and boldness, is there.  My armor of God is on, and my sword of truth, which is my King James bible is sharp!  And I remind the devil, he has lost the battle because of Christ.  See I know the Battle is Gods, I know the power of God, this is why I glorify Him, and I will not be ashamed.  And when I know I cannot fight it, or things seem impossible, I am reminded what the Holy King James scriptures say.  That all things are possible with God. I pray, to God, and ask Him to release my angels, by God, to fight those demons, and all I have to do is submit to God, resist the enemy, and the enemy will flee.  

HE THAT COMMITTETH SIN IS OF THE DEVIL; FOR THE DEVIL SINNETH FROM THE BEGINNING.  FOR THIS PURPOSE THE SON OF GOD WAS MANIFESTED, THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.  I JOHN 3:8  King James. 

Folks, I don’t know what else to tell you, but start studying His word, don’t be one of those flaky Christians.  Because some day you, and I and the world, will stand before God, and what will He say? fullsizeoutput_1db5.jpeg

Please start using your King James bibles.  Theres a lost world out there, and a battle for souls, and you could win a soul for Christ, but you could also deliver yourself.  

I have given you photographs of scriptures, from a King James.  When you are prompted, look up these words, because they are KEY WORDS and go to a good Bible app.  Or a King James concordance, and search.  I could give you the verse numbers, and chapters.  But then you won’t grow.  Searching yourself, will make you learn and grow. 

This is why you don’t want to use a corrupted Bible, that has changed the words.  You won’t find the truth.   Please search for God, and search for truth. Our world, our country, needs you to be faithful to know what God says, if you call yourself a Christian.

I want you to especially remember this last photograph.  If you want to get into the Holy city, and have your name in the book of life.  You need to know what God says about not using holy word.  

I will share this verse, in this post, because I want you to know exactly what the consequences are, for messing with Gods holy word, and using word that is corrupted.  It is Revelation 22:18-19.  Please note as you read it,  you can be denied access to the Holy city.  You can have your name removed from the book of life.  Don’t play with your salvation.  Learn and know what God says.  

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Remember these verses, and search!   READ YOUR BIBLE!  Share this, at least try and open someones eyes.  Besides your own….

Blessings, in Christ,

Elena Ramirez 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUARDING YOUR HEART ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2277.jpegSometimes, it takes life, life experiences, other people, and just negative outcomes to teach you to keep and guard your heart with all diligence.  To obey God in this.

PROVERBS 4:23 KEEP THY HEART WITH ALL DILIGIENCE; FOR OUT OF IT ARE THE ISSUES OF LIFE.  KING JAMES 

This can be a hard lesson of life.  It has been for me in many ways.  I thought, with my heart.  I thought and felt with my emotions.  I was an opened book.  I got off balance.  And a false balance is an abomination to God.

A FALSE BALANCE IS ABOMINATION TO THE LORD:  BUT A JUST WEIGHT IS HIS DELIGHT.  PROVERBS 11:1  KING JAMES.  

But sometimes we don’t see it.  We don’t recognize when we are off balance, nor when we are not guarding our hearts.  This is why it is so important to keep seeking God.  

Out of hearts, can come good and evil, and sometimes, one can call good, evil, and evil good.  And woe unto those, who do not see this.

This is why its so important, that we do not let our hearts rule our decisions, our thoughts, our motivations, but we bring it all to the obedience of Christ.  This is why its so important, to give our hearts to Christ.

CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.  II CORINTHIANS 10:5  KING JAMES.

This is a very powerful scripture when it comes to the matters of our heart.  Because what we think will affect our heart.  What we think and feel and yes express…

Do we look to see purposely, what exalt’s itself, when it comes to what God says, and what we should know, about God?  

This is why we need to obey Christ.  This is why we need to have the mind of Christ, in understanding.  This is why sometimes, we must keep and guard our hearts.

Suffering, teaches us, sometimes, if we are opened to what God says.  Because we can see God correcting us.  We can see, if we seek Him, there is a solution, to our pain or sorrow.  This is why the scripture says, count it all joy.  

Now I admit its not easy.  But when you are challenged, with anything, the goal should be to seek God.  To help you.  To show you the path to take.  Pride is such a terrible thing to have, because it will hinder you.  But when you suffer, and as you guard your heart, if you do so, in Christ, He will heal your pain, your sorrow, this hurt you feel.  

Sometimes, when you are wounded, this is the most important time to guard and keep your heart.  I sense that for me.  I go silent.  I withdraw.  I trust God.  I pray more.  And God reaches out to me, and puts salve on my wounds.  Cleans the poison, or offenses away from me. He draws me closer to Him.  But I have my part, in this.  

Be humble to God, and don’t guard your heart from Him.  Because He knows you, anyway, but He knows, what you can become or be in Him in Christ.  But if you withdraw from God, you only hurt yourself more.  

AND THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING, SHALL KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.  PHILIPPIANS 4:7  KJV.

Be careful who you confide in.  Be careful who you let into your heart.  There are times, you want or need to talk, to vent.  But be careful.  Because not everyone will guard your heart, as well, and can use what you share against you.  And that is a very hard lesson of life.  I know. 

See, I know, we all walk in life, and have different journeys.   But in my journey of life, I was so naive, when it came to people.  In trusting them.  In just being friends with some folks.  

To some, I gave them my heart, and they did not honor it.  Or they would not have done or said, the things they did.  In some cases, the wounds reopen.  Especially lately. Its been a rippling affect, but I am breaking the soul ties, by seeking God.  Yes, I always add, I forgive.  But it did do something to me.  

God has always taken people out of my life, that were not good, for me, but I was not aware of how much of my heart, I tried to share, but many stomped on me, and my feelings when they got a chance.  I was sometimes stubborn.  Not wanting to believe the worse about some folks.  

This has done something to my trust level.  So, I am not the opened book I once was.  And it may not even be fair to some, who may not have ulterior motives, or who may be true. But when it comes to people any more, I am just very cautious.  

I will not share my heart, like I used to.  And I don’t want to make my own heart cold.  Because this is what brings life.  By being expressive.  By being love.  Taking chances.  Theres the balance again.  

I just realize.  I need to just trust God.  Yet, I know, how important guarding my heart is.  

I will guard it, and keep it.  

In Christ,

Elena Ramirez 

WHEN YOU LIE YOU WILL BELIEVE THE LIE (THE SPIRIT OF DELUSION) By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0835.jpegHave you ever noticed double minded people, lie?  They are here there, and every where.  Not consistent.  And I guess it is discernment, that the Lord gives me, but I see through liars.  

Oh it may take some time, but the truth does come out.  Because they are delusional.  

Things don’t add up.  Too many inconsistencies.  One thing is said here, and there, but then something else is done.  It’s a lie.  

King James scripture says: 

II Thessalonians 2:11 KJV 

AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE.  

If you participate in lying, did you know that comes from the devil himself?

Remember Adam and Eve?  Remember in the garden the first lie was when the devil lied to Eve?  

NOW THE SERPENT WAS MORE SUBTIL THAN ANY BEAST OF THE FIELD WHICH THE LORD GOD HAD MADE.  AND HE SAID UNTO THE WOMAN, YEA, HATH GOD SAID, YE SHALL NOT EAT OF EVERY TREE OF THE GARDEN?  AND THE WOMAN SAID UNTO THE SERPENT, WE MAY EAT OF THE FRUIT OF THE TREES OF THE GARDEN:  BUT OF THE FRUIT OF THE TREE WHICH IS IN THE MIDST OF THE GARDEN, GOD HATH SAID, YE SHALL NOT EAT OF IT, NEITHER SHALL YE TOUCH IT, LEST YE DIE.  AND THE SERPENT SAID UNTO THE WOMAN, YE SHALL NOT SURELY DIE:  FOR GOD DOTH KNOW THAT IN THE DAY YE EAT THEREOF, THEN YOUR EYES SHALL BE OPENED, AND YE SHALL BE AS GODS, KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL.  GENESIS 3:1-5  King James Holy bible. 

Oh that old devil is deceptive.  He deceived Eve, and lied, and said, that they would not die.  They did not know what dying was all about.  But God was not mocked, and you know I always say this, but if only they had gone back to God, confirmed what was said, between God and the devil, and the truth would have come out.  

We can still do that.  Go to God.   God does not want us to know different entities, different spirits.  But some folks, go to their psychic, and fortune teller, or they look at astrology.  These things offend God.  

Eve did not understand, even about dying. But she believed the lie, and then and there the spirit of delusion was born.  To deceive her, and you know if you look at just these few verses, we can understand God.  That spirit of delusion can leave. 

We can understand, how important obedience is, and truth.  To God is, in that giving Him glory.  Another thing the devil wants to steal and lie about.

See, if she knew the truth, by trusting God to begin with, and obeying, she would not have sinned.  She would have spared us all the curse of a lie.  But that curse pops up now and then, if we are not in the truth.

I strive for truth.  I know it hurts sometimes, but I strive for it, because my Lord Jesus died on the cross, to set me free, from lies.  The truth sets us free.  And He did set me free.  So I will not participate in a lie.  I don’t want to be in any kind of spiritual bondage, that causes delusion, by a lie.  

AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.  John 8:32.  KJV.  

So if I know truth, I won’t play that game of lying.  To myself, or to others.  I have lost a lot of friends, because of the truth I speak.  Oh it grieves me.  But I don’t play games.  And I don’t lie to myself, because you know what? God sees.  

And that spirit of delusion, comes on people, when they lie.  When they reject truth, when they call evil good, and good evil.  They are delusional.  I see it in our country as well now. But woe, unto them….

WOE UNTO THEM THAT CALL EVIL GOOD, AND GOOD EVIL:   THAT PUT DARKNESS FOR LIGHT, AND LIGHT FOR DARKNESS; THAT PUT BITTER FOR SWEET, AND SWEET FOR BITTER.  Isaiah 5:20  KJV.  

The spirit of delusion, because they reject Gods truth, and our country, causes them to be delusional.  It is sad to see with friends, or with anyone.  

There is a cure.  It’s Jesus.  And you just have to see, that the lie, is not worth losing your soul over.  That as much as it may hurt, you need to be honest. Stop the lying to yourself and others.  And there is no such thing as a little lie. 

You need to see who God is first of all, recognize that when you lie, that spirit comes from the devil himself.  That the spirit of delusion, you have, is because you believe a lie. And participate in lying.  

DRAW NIGH TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NIGH TO YOU.  CLEANSE YOUR HANDS, YE SINNERS, AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE MINDED.  JAMES 4:8.  KJV.  

You have to snap out of it.  You have to stop believing the lie.  Or it will make you delusional.  You have to be honest with yourself and others.  

That spirit of delusion, will make you double minded.  

A DOUBLE MINDED MAN IS UNSTABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS.  JAMES 1:8 KJV. 

And I don’t trust double minded people.  I have met so many of them, and I don’t play their games.  People, I have loved, have believed the lie.  And it grieves me, but it is what it is.  They go into denial.  Or they freak out.  They hate you for the truth.  

It takes courage, to speak truth, to live truth, and to reject a lie.  Believe me I know.  Its not easy, but I would rather live in His truth, that sets me free, then to confuse myself, or my spirit, or my life.  That would then be a domino effect and affect others.  No.  

This is how I choose to live, because Christ promised me life, and life abundantly.  And this is what I embrace.  It has set me free.  

And I will tell you one more place, to stop believing the lie at.  In other fake bible versions.  See you are not on the same page, with God, if you are believing a lie, that the devil has used to deceive you.  See these books, have been changed.  Corrupted, compromised, and the spirit you get is part truth, part lie.  They are not holy.  

This is based on three scriptures, you can look up yourself.  Deuteronomy 4:2,  Proverbs 30:5-6, and Revelation 22:18-19  KJV.  These scriptures tell us don’t change or add to His word.  Don’t take the holiness out, of Gods word, because they are lies.  Don’t use those fake bibles, because you will never find the truth. 

Look them up yourself, start with the truth there, in a King James.  And repent for the lies.  Be free, let the truth set you free.  Stop the lying, stop the spirit of delusion.  For yourself, and others.  Because of what Christ did for you. 

Blessings, and love,

In Christ, 

Elena Ramirez 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sad thing is, because one never knows….

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

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

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

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez 

 

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