PRACTICE TRUTH SO YOU CAN BE FREE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


 
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PRACTICE TRUTH SO YOU CAN BE FREE ~ By Christian author Elena Ramirez

I want to say this, and I want to say it in love. Because I see some struggling with truth. I see how it paralyzes you. You are afraid. You might even feel like a hypocrite.

 

You don’t think there will be grace or forgiveness. Especially in matters of loyalty, and friendship. You want to be loyal to God, but you cannot if you are not to others. Because you are not being honest. It shows. It seems to be a double standard. You think that there is no hope. You are in a prison, because you have not learned how to break out of the chains, you, yourself, have put on you.
 
I grieve for you, because I love you. I grieve for you, because I know more then anything Christ loves you. But you are struggling right now, and you do not have to. Let the truth, be the truth, and let it fall off of you. Break the chains, and if anything, relate yourself to being free. Even if you were denied. Be free, be courageous, and be love. This is what counts, and you have to see, how you become your own enemy when you hide the truth. You are hiding it. And hurting yourself.
 
Scripture tells us, the truth will set us free. And I will be honest with you. Gods KJV truth set me free. Because I use it, and live by it.
 
There were things in my life, that held me prisoner, I was so ashamed….but I know the difference. Even now, I still make mistakes, that I pray are not sin. But I look at them, I don’t make excuses, I apologize if I have to. I repent, and then I go on.
 
Even now, the enemy, tries to whisper cruel and mean things, to remind me, and I say, “Shut up devil, I took it to the cross, in repentance.” I plead the blood of Jesus in truth!
 
I know what Gods word can do to change someone. From sin. To His sweet righteousness.
 
Start with His KJV word, start sharing it, and see the difference. Grow. Your on the vine with Christ. Start sharing that truth, and see how the truth will set you free in other areas. It will, it will do something so great for you. But as you are breaking the chains, on you. You are breaking the chains off of someone else. Thats always the goal, for His glory.
 
But if you do not, there will be things in your life, that will keep you in bondage, because you don’t use it, and its right there.
 
You have to see yourself in bondage. And why you hide a lie. You have to see, how it holds you back.
 
See the scriptures right in front of you. Open the King James Bible, book, tell others, and be free.
 
AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE. JOHN 8:32.
 
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THE FIRST REASONS WHY I TELL SOMEONE TO REPENT TO GOD OR APOLOGIZE TO OTHERS ~ By Christian Elena Ramirez


PB030136.jpgThe first reason, why I tell someone to repent to God, is because its obvious, they stepped out of their love walk.  It happens.  We all can do it.  But we do have to get back to that place, where we are repenting, to God, humble.  But we do have to recognize it…

See, Christ told us, we would be known by the love.  

BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.  JOHN 13:35.  KJV.  

When we get out of that place of love, by not repenting, or by not apologizing to someone we offended, we give place to the enemy.  We can actually hurt ourselves, or curse ourselves, by getting out of that love walk.  

Because it takes away our hedge of protection.  From the blood of Jesus.  His blood is love, He suffered, and took our transgressions, because of His love, and that blood, that is pure.  It protects us.  Even here I plead His blood, dear Jesus, and I thank you.  Love always protects.  (read Isaiah 53:5  kjv)

Its obvious by the fruit.  One can automatically sense, and see whether or not, its love, or even hate.  By the fruit they give to a person.  And even an animal could sense it….

WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM.  Matthew 7:20. KJV,  

When people make excuses, instead of apologizing, or repenting to God, it brings in pride.  Pride goes before a fall.  

PRIDE GOETH BEFORE DESTRUCTION, AND AN HAUGHTY SPIRIT BEFORE A FALL.  PROVERBS 16:18  KJV.  

I would never wish even my enemy to have destruction or a fall, so I try to warn someone, to see their “haughty” spirit, to avoid that.  By repenting or apologizing. Thats love.  And I try to stay in that love walk.  I have to for my own soul.  

The fruit reveals, whether or not the “spirit” comes from God, or the enemy.

AND THIS IS HIS COMMANDMENT, THAT WE SHOULD BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST, AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS HE GAVE US HIS COMMANDMENT.  I JOHN 3:23 KJV.   

When I tell someone you need to repent, I am telling them, because I am trying to save their soul.  So they truly can be born again.  First.

I am seeing the evidence, the fruit of what they are doing, and it shows, if the spirit is not from God.  By even their behavior, its not love.  I am telling them according to what my King James bible says.  

When someone mocks you, or brings up even your Christianity, to scrutinize, as if they were the expert, and judge, that not love, its an accusatory spirit, that only wants to make themselves look better.  See truth be, we all sin, we all come short of His glory. 

We are not to give place to the enemy.  Ever.  Yes there is forgiveness, but you cannot get that forgiveness, unless you ask.  You cannot receive it from God, unless you ask Him.  So one needs to repent.  Grace does not cover, that, it is a sin.  And this is where many have the misconception, about grace and the law.  Grace, is only given after repentance.  And He will not forgive us, unless we forgive others as well.  

But you cannot sin, by getting out of love, or disobedience.  Not forgiving, not walking in love, is disobedience.  To God, for God is love.  

BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER:  FOR LOVE IS OF GOD; AND EVERY ONE THAT LOVETH IS BORN OF GOD, AND KNOWETH GOD, HE THAT LOVETH NOT KNOWETH NOT GOD; FOR GOD IS LOVE.  I JOHN 4:7-8.  KJV.  

Do you see in this scripture, that it says, we are to love, because we are born of God.  Well when we repent, we are born of God.  That spirit, should always be the main spirit, we work from.  Thats always the goal.  But the enemy does want to steal that from us, by getting out of our love walk. 

When someone offends me, I automatically know, and in most cases, I even tell the person, I forgive you.  Whether or not they apologize, because I do not want that poison in my soul.  Its a two-way sword, and when in battle, things can be said.  And I remember, the scripture.  

GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHICH LOVE THY LAW:  AND NOTHING SHALL OFFEND THEM.  Psalms 119:165.  

I repent, and apologize, because I do get offended.  And I try not to.  But I am human. I am not going to lie.  But because of His law, that I love, I repent, I apologize.  I want to be mature in understanding.  Do you see, even here how important the law is?  Many teach you don’t need it, but because I love you, I warn here as well, repent, and embrace the law of God, even though you have been taught wrong.  A perfect example….

Repenting, and apologizing go hand in hand.  

For, when the person, who offended apologizes they also release themselves, so God can forgive them, and so they can see, they need to get right with God first, and then the person.  

Its not complicated.  But one needs to know, the principles in which Gods Kingdom, reveals who He is, and who the enemy is.   Love, never fails.  

When I tell someone to repent.  I am telling them, because first I serve God.  And then, I am telling them, because I am commanded to love, others.  So I warn them.  Repent.  Apologize.  I am telling them because I love God, and I love them. 

I am not trying to be their boss, or be bossy, but I do take authority in matters like this, because I am an ambassador for Christ.  And so I use that authority to warn someone, and tell them, you are in spiritual danger, by getting out of your love walk.  You need to repent.  You need to apologize.

It grieves me, when I have to tell this to people, I love, because I guess, I thought, they understood, that, and would automatically be humble.  And walk in love with me.  But lately, I have not been seeing that.  And it grieves me.  I will be honest.  I have lost friends lately.  Friends that I loved dearly.  But something happened, even in their love walk, where love was not communicated.  I cannot second guess people.  And when I extend grace and they give me the silent treatment, its hard to understand.  

I come from a different place, I confront situations, I don’t hide my feelings, or allow things to offend me, so I try and talk, but when thats not received, I know there is a spirit of offense.

I try to do it in love, but when its not reciprocated, what can I do?  I pray…So oh well.  But I serve God first.  I am not a people pleaser.  Even though, I walk in love.  I walk in love toward God first.  I look to see what I am doing offends God or not. Then people. 

But when I see the resistance, to not repent, or to apologize, it does grieve me.  Because I know the principles in this, and it opens the door to the enemy.  I don’t wish that for any of my friends, or enemies. Or even “frenemies”  Because I am commanded to love.  And love, does not speak evil, or return evil, just because someone does not agree with you.  

I hope this helps someone.  But I felt the Lord put it on my heart, to explain it today.  

Please, repent, go to God, you see, I have learned this, to daily go to Him, and ask Him to forgive me, because I am sharp sometimes, and I come off blunt, as well, and love may not always be seen.  

But Christ is my Lord, and savior, and His spirit, I embrace, and I let His love, live in my heart, the temple of the Living God.  I often ask others, who is living in your temple?  Because love is not seen, thats not God.

Because God is love.  When I offend, I apologize.  Whether its received or not.  And I know when I am wrong, and I know when the devil is trying to just condemn me.  

And it grieves me, when I have apologized, but its thrown in my face, at a later time, to remind me, of what I did.  And thats not forgiving someone.  Love, covers a multitude of sins.

But the only way, its cleared is by repenting to God first, who gives you the spirit, of love, to be humble, to apologize to the person you offended. 

I never, would ever, want someone to apologize to me, because I made them.  But because they saw the error of their ways, and want to get right with God.  And with me.  Because love, was the motivator.  

Because Christ is their savior. 

Blessings, Elena Ramirez 

NOT COMMUNICATING, TRUTH, AND LOVE, CAN BE CONSIDERED A LIE IN GODS EYES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Sometimes, approaching someone in truth, is hard.  I understand.  But sometimes, you have to find the courage to speak it, say it, because as the scripture says, it sets us free.

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

I suppose, thats why I am writing this.  Because I am searching for truth.  But I am not the one withholding it.

I understand, some people have a hard time with truth.  I understand, I have the boldness, to speak it, and to reveal it.  Now I know there are some things, wisdom, has taught me, about that.  

Concerning silence, and I don’t want this to be confused, either.  Because there is silence, with grace.  And there is silence, with the intention to hurt someone with the “silent treatment.”

But recently, I read a GIF, that said; “Some friends, go for long periods of time, without communicating, but they never question the friendship, and remain friends.”    

And I thought…. that used to be me, a few months ago…..

And I won’t get into details.  But I have changed my stance.  After some time, after some reflection, after letting things settle a bit.  

I see how not telling truth, can destroy.  Not communicating…..Avoiding truth, making excuses, not being accountable.  I no longer trust silence.  From anyone.  In fact, truth be, I only trust God.  I am glad it happened.   Because I have learned how things can change.  How people can.  And only God keeps His word.  

But to apply it here….I no longer trust a lack of communication.  Because it is hiding a lie, of being offended.  Or other things…

You see, silence is not always golden.

Lies, when you trust people, and believe the best in them, yet their motives are different, you see, if only communication had been applied, at the time, then a “lie” would not have had power.

I saw this firsthand.  You see, When someone denies the truth, even after you asked them.  And you see the evidence of truth, because it was not only obvious, it was not a coincidence.  Something was spoken simultaneously.  Yet you asked, for the truth, and it was denied.  You see the truth, of a lie, because it was not communicated.  It tried to protect someone, it tried, to avoid truth.  It went into denial….

It tried to be a secret.  

But do they not see, it gave place to the enemy?  Because he is the father of lies?

And it snowballed.  It got bigger, and it tried to destroy.  Yet you extended grace.  

The wrong kind….even though the motive was heart felt, it was given in a lie. 

For, not all people, have the same intention in matters of truth, and friendship, and loyalty, and honesty.

I guess, I am, writing about this, because I am not trying to hurt anybody, or myself.  But I am trying, in my own little way, to speak truth and love.  Because I want a lie, to be exposed….

But I will not confront someone, and beg for truth.  I can be silent too…. I can and have walked away. 

I suppose respect has taught me this…..respect for God to do His job in such matters.

But I have my part.  He says forgive.  I do, yet I think about it….. 

But because I know that our Lord, hates liars.  He hates and sees, how lies, come from the enemy.  He knows, we cannot truly be free, until, we speak truth.  For it will set us free.  We cannot be silent, if we truly want to be free in Christ.  I want truth, for those who were involved, to be free.  Thats all.  In love, in forgiving, in mercy….

Yet, I want to be free from it, because no matter how much I say, I forgive.  I am reminded, of how the enemy destroyed something very precious to me, in friendship.  Trust.  They say trust is earned.  

Maybe it could be earned again, because I do have a gracious heart.  I don’t know, and this is not a guarantee, that I would.  Because too much silence has gone by.  

But I will not use, grace to be silent, to withhold love and communication. Truth!  To purposely hurt someone, as it was to me.

It would require sacrifice but not from me.  You see, if I had other motives, then I would not respect myself.  I would actually understand, even the silent treatment….and maybe that was me, before I truly saw what Christ did.  But not now.  I have come too far.  My sins, are covered, and in fact, I daily go to the throne, in repentance.

But I do respect who I am in Christ, because I will not try to find loop holes, or avoid, my own sins.  I go to the cross, and I go to those who have been offended.  

And I apologize, when I am wrong.  But it is sad, when you have done that, and it was still thrown in your face.  People, that do that, did not forgive, not truly.  There is the fruit in that.  And it does not come from the Holy Spirit.  So please, before you judge someones spirit in these matters.  Look at what you did first. 

Why I write this, is only because I will not let the enemy, think, he won.  Because something that is given by God, cannot be taken away, unless it wants to be taken away.  True friendships, last a lifetime, even if someone thinks its only a season.  

And a friend truly loves at all times.  One may say one thing, about friendship, and that it is “Godgiven” but if the fruit reveals a lie, and denial.  The gift was denied.  It truly, was not recognized as a gift, from God, to honor it.  I am talking symbolically.  But I am also talking about this, by actions.  For it affects the spirituality of a choice.  God will not bless a lie.  

Because actions, showed, they did not care, that it was God given….  Anything that God gives to us, is holy.  Marriage, etc.  Even friendship.  But if friendship is not treated as holy, and treated like the world would, in actions, and lies.  Obscenities…

Well the friendship will break, because God did give it in holiness.  But we have the responsibility to honor it, to protect it, to offer communication, and not close the case.  

If anything to go to God….and do it His way.  For He is the way, the truth, and life. 

Same thing with our salvation, you cannot treat what Christ did for you on the cross, shabbily.  Because you deny the holiness.  This is breaking a covenant.  Christ did not break it.  One did, by allowing sin.  

I suppose this is why God extends grace to us, to come to His throne.  Because He loves us, He wants to spare us, the legality of what sin, and lies do.  This is why He sent Christ, for only Christ is holy.  

But to go to others, as well, and admit a wrong doing.  But if you ask for forgiveness, ask for it, because you meant it, not because you got caught in a lie.  

Stop making excuses.  To clear the slate.  To clear your conscious.  Do not give the enemy any place in that which you thought was “Godgiven.”  Don’t give mixed signals.  Focus on what you did first.

Then go to the cross, and see, what our sins, did to Christ. 

If other offenses are there, communicate them, don’t hide them in your heart or the other person will never know.  

You see, truly as the scripture says.  The truth, will set you free.  Be free.  But you have to recognize the lie.  You have to admit the truth, you have to see your part in it.  Or you will never grow, to the potential, you could have, in Christ.

I am extending a chance right now.  I believe God is too, or I would not be writing this.  I love how He uses me. He uses my hurts, He uses, my experiences…..For He knows, I will always try to bring Him glory in these matters.  

Maybe to “whom it may concern,” will see this.  Will grow.  Will not let silence be lost.  As a chance.   But chances do not last forever.

Maybe thats why I would urge, implore anybody.  Get right with God, first, repent, admit the lie.  Then go to who you lied to, or who you offended.  Don’t think, because you may not see evidence, that you fooled someone.  

Because what you did, is you hurt yourself.  God did see you doing this.  Even if they don’t know.  Tell them.  Grow…..  

Such a fine line.  Is it worth it?  Thats between you and God.  Yes it may hurt, you may be denied.  This is not a guarantee that things can be restored.  But you freed yourself.  Isn’t that important?  You are responsible, for your own soul.  No matter what….We cannot control others, or manipulate them.  In truth or a lie. 

Because we never know.  Time is precious.  So are friendships, so are relationships, and family, but lies only destroy.  Don’t lose a chance….

Make it right, because you have and know the good of who God is.  

That truly is God given, but He won’t honor lies….

He won’t.

I HAVE NOT WRITTEN UNTO YOU BECAUSE YE KNOW NOT THE TRUTH, BUT BECAUSE YE KNOW IT, AND THAT NO LIE IS OF THE TRUTH.  I JOHN 2:21  KJV.  

Blessings, Elena Ramirez

 

LONGING FOR TRUTH AND ONLY TRUTH THAT COMES FROM GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3137LONGING FOR TRUTH….AND ONLY TRUTH THAT COMES FROM GOD….. By Christian Author Elena Ramirez

 
I think all of us long for truth, theres that part of us, that just wants straight answers. No bull, no games, no compromises.
That really does come from a spirit, of truth, that can only come from God. You need to know there are two spirits, in this. Good, and evil. Remember the tree of good and evil? God did not want us eating from that tree. Eve, and Adam well they did eat of it. And it was sin, in Gods eyes.
Disobedience.
Today, still holds true, good and evil. And He does not want us to eat from that. We need to search for the truth, His truth. We have to be careful, because we can be so easily deceived, by religion, false bibles, lies, wolves in sheep clothing.
The root of that comes from the enemy, the devil, and he wants to deceive you, and keep you from truth.
Friends, search for the truth. For God, to please Him, for yourself, for your family, for just a sense of knowing whats right and wrong.
Beware of the traps from the enemy. Beware of lies.
Get hungry for truth. To be fulfilled. I still want Gods plan, away from the sin. I don’t want the sin, because I know how it can steal from your very own blessings…..
Repentance, is the only way I know we can get it. Humbleness, love…..Don’t let anything steal truth from you. Don’t let the tickling of ears, become your distraction.
Go for truth. Get it, King James truth, and grow….in truth. To be fulfilled. To renew your spirit. To understand, to gain wisdom. Truth, will never let you down. Don’t deny truth, or you become your own enemy.
 

TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE LITTLE THING TO BE STRONG AGAINST THAT BIG THING ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE LITTLE THING TO BE STRONG AGAINST THAT BIG THING…..By Elena Ramirez

If we cannot take a stand for God, in just a little thing. Like not seeing a certain movie, or not going to a place that is notorious, for sin, or accepting people, in our lives who are bad influences.

What kind of stand is that? How can we stand against the enemy in a big thing, if we are not strong against him, in a little thing?

Folks, we can miss it. I am sad today for I see, the little foxes steal the vines…..

We are the vine, growing with Christ, but if we do not submit to Him, we can be cut off.

Don’t we see that? Again. How can we stand against the enemy in big things, if we won’t submit to God even in little things?

And take a stand against that little thing? We ALL have to see this…

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AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS…..

A letter to personal friends, friends, I know on Fb only, and friends, I cherish, friends, I hardly know. Friends, who are really no longer friends to me. Yet I call you friends.

Friends, I take that word seriously.

I want to start the New Year of 2017 on a clear slate. I want to make sure, that I ask God for forgiveness. First. Because He is our King. And well because sometimes, well, maybe I sin. And I don’t even know. That I have sinned. Maybe I think something, or do something, that may offend Him. So I repent.

But I want to take this further, with you my friends, so I write this as an open letter. I ask that you forgive me.

I ask you to forgive me, if I come off to strong. If I come off with maybe something you see as being, arrogant. Or I come off, like I am too good. Or a know it all. Forgive me.

I ask you to forgive me, if I write something, that you may take personally. And maybe, I did not think of you in that way, but you took it personally, as if perhaps I was judging you. Forgive me.

Forgive me, if I let you down. If I perhaps committed to do something, but something else got in the way, and you felt slighted, rejected, or put off by me. Forgive me.

Forgive me if I said I would do something, but it did not happen in the way you thought it would. Forgive me.

You see, more then ever, I want to be an expression of Christ. But I know, by wisdom, that we do not all see it all the same. We don’t always all agree. And we are all growing on the vine at different places.

If I share something, or tell you something, even generally, I would hope you would see, that I say it, I share it, because I love you. I love our Lord, and I love truth. I think the thing I hate most is a lie. I hate, how it deceives. Yet I know truth can hurt. So forgive me.

I just know as I look back on this year, that I have had good intentions, but they did not always come through that way. I felt misunderstood, I felt sad, that people change. But that I have too.

I felt sad when I was challenged, and I gave grace, but grace was not extended to me.

I just know its a part of life. We all may want to do the best, we can. but we don’t always come through. So, I reflect on my own life, to ask God and you all to forgive me, if I came across, your way, but you did not see love. You saw something else.

Forgive me. I reflect because I hope to learn from my mistakes. But I realize we all make mistakes. We all sin, we all come short of His glory. He is the only one that is perfect.

I really do want to try. I really do want to be a reflection of Christ. I really do want to clean the slate. Resolutions…. are wonderful goals, if they are committed by Christ.

I just pray, to be someone God will extend mercy to too. So thank you, as I ask for forgiveness.

I don’t care if someone does not understand this, or may mock this….but I know, being humble in the sight of God, and not being proud. Not being accountable, really hurts me more in the long run.

So, I say, Forgive me. Thank you, and God bless you….. May God bless your new year, in whatever you may do.

Elena Ramirez

STOP FAMILY DISAGREEMENTS~SEND A LIVE ROSE BUSH OF LOVE WHILE THAT PERSON IS ALIVE NOT DEAD


Life can be short, or it can be long….God has our lives in His hands.  What are we going to do with it?  Some day the Book of life, will be opened, and will we find our names in the Lambs Book of life?  We never know when life will end.  So we have to try do things right in this time, we are given…..To get right with God in our salvation.  And to get right with people.

For, one never knows.  I am an adult woman, I have been around the block a few times.  But I cherish, the life, God has given me.  I cherish my family.  I cherish my friends.  I cherish, the gifts God has given me.  I have been reflecting even now, how grateful to God I am.  I am thankful, for all my blessings, and right now I just want to get close to God.  I want to praise and worship him, in spirit, and truth.  But one cannot do that, if they are mad at someone or unforgiving.  You can’t it blocks, the love.  And God is love, so we have to do what we have to do, according to His word, to unblock that love.  If something is hindering it.

I have learned a lot, and pray to keep learning.  Maybe that’s why I write.  To sort out my feelings, to bring some perspective, to things, I go through, that I have learned in life.

I am blessed to have my immediate family.  But, I did not always have a sense of family.

I was raised, by my mother.  And I want to say here, before I go any further.  I loved my mother.  I honor her, more then ever.  As being a source of life, God used to bring me in this world.

But….we did not always get along.  I was day, she was night.  Her and my father, were divorced, when I was just a baby.  So, I did not grow up with the unity, of a father and a mother.  Though, my father, was in my life, here and there.

But, I always longed for a family.  And that was not fulfilled, till I was older.  I have a few family relations, not much.  From my father, and my mothers side.

But to be honest, the relationship with them is practically dissolved.  I never got very close to those on my fathers side.  But, on my mothers side, I have tried to keep communication open, with my mothers brothers children.  My cousins.  They have tried to.  I love them.

Recently, I had a bit of a tiff, with one of my cousins.  It was so trivial.  And in many ways, it was not even a tiff.  It was basically a misunderstanding.  No mean words were said.  I believe she forgave me as I forgave her.  But there still was that sense, of a loss of communication.  Yet, things spilled over, that probably should not have.  And I take responsibility for my part.  But people also have to be accountable as well.  In grace, we extend love, and love covers a multitude of sins.  If they cannot be accountable. Because family, is family.  We only get one blood family.  And that through Christ.

But it reminded me, of my past.  It reminded me of my mother, it reminded me, that the devil, wants to destroy families. He wants to break up the love, and the unity in families.  He comes to kill, steal and destroy.  Thats his job, so we have to be on guard.  We have to be aware of his devices, and unforgiving, is something he uses over, any of us who are not aware. He wants to divide family members. Ahhh, but the good news is Christ came to give life, and more abundantly.  So we have a weapon against the enemy.

I never want to see division like that in my family ever again.  By the blood of Jesus.

I thank God my immediate family, is built on the foundation, of Gods love.  He is first as our foundation.  His word, His truth, (KJV) His commandments, His love, etc.  That is what brings our unity.  For the Ramirez family is in unity.  We respect each other.  We honor each other.  I honor my husband as the head of our household.  He honors me as his wife.  We taught this to our son as well.  That family honors one another.  You can have friends, but family is first.

We do not let arguments, or disagreements, get in the way, of the flow of our family.  We forgive.  If we have a disagreement, and we do, sometimes, but we do not let it turn into any kind of resentment.  We do not go away from each other, angry.  And I pray, by the blood of Jesus, we never do.  But we have to be on guard, to situations, like this, where the enemy, wants to dominate.  We have to be on guard, to the deceptiveness of a situation.

But, when I detected this little misunderstanding, with my cousin, which I will not get into all the details…  I sensed, how the enemy, divides.  I love my little cousin.  I know she probably loves me too.  But I had to try and share with her….

But, it just reminded me, that life is not promised to anyone.  And when family, has misunderstandings, and arguments, and they walk away from one another.  Did you know, we are giving place to the devil in that?  We are to submit to God, resist, the devil, and he will flee.  We are to be love, for God is love.

I have heard many stories, being in ministry, about people who have loved each other, and some argument, or whatever happened, and people pass away, but there were regrets.  An argument, something so petty, divided them, from their family members.  I can relate to this.  For I myself, have had regrets in love.  With my mother.

I just wish, I could have given her flowers, while she was alive.  Not when she is dead.  Not with regrets.  And there were plenty believe me.  We never got over that hump.  There was resentment.  But I loved her.  But she is dead and gone…And I wonder if she knew I loved her.  Not knowing, if she ever knew, how much I loved her. It, hurts me even now. As I think about it.  But there was always this sense of a wall.  And I could never reach her.

You know, people have their personalities.  Some are stubborn, some express things differently, but we are to respect one another, and love one another.  I felt sad, after I had this little tiff, with my cousin.  And I said somethings to her, not that I regret.  But that had to be said.  Maybe even because I am older, then her, by many years.  I may have done it, out of my own pain.  But I did it because enough of the devil breaking up our family.  I told her things…Because I love her, and I see how the enemy divides.  I see how he wants to break up families.  I wanted to warn her in love, for us not to get touchy with one another.  But it did not come out well.  I even said some things, that had a deeper sense of my own loss.  My own feelings.

But, the timing…..I believe it was for a reason….Gods reasons.

Have you ever thought, or seen the vision, of your Loved ones all being saved.  Through Jesus Christ?  I do, even as I write this.  I want all of my family, to be in heaven, united, when we meet.  Again…..The devil wants to stop that.  He does not want that!  But if you are saved, you can save another family member.  You can stop the devil.  You just have to believe, in Love.  You just have to believe, that your effort, that your gift of love, will have a domino affect, and save, one family member, and then another.  Your family, can be restored, and thats what I pray for my own family…..

I just pray, we can get back on track and communicate in love, again.  But it will take both of us to work at it.  But it just reminded me.  Of how short life is.  You know flowers are beautiful.  But, if your gonna send me flowers, don’t send them when I am dead.  Send them when I am alive.  And send me a rose bush.  One that is alive, so I can see the love growing.  We have to see that in each other.

And for the record, right now, I am not asking for anybody to send me flowers.  Even from my sweet little cousin.  But do you know what I mean?

Send love, while the time is available to love. Send someone flowers, to be an expression of love.  Send a live plant, in the symbolism, that your love is alive.  Make up with people.  Forgive.  Stop the plan of the devil. Try, don’t give up on love!

We cannot have regrets. If we try to resolve situations.  If we give no place to the enemy.  Then we are doing our part, we are being obedient to God.  We have to see the love in each other.  We have to all keep growing with Christ.  On that vine, that he has called us to be on.  Family is first.  Loyalty to family, should always be a priority.  Family, is blood.  We should never write off a family member.

I implore people here.  Do not have any regrets.  Do what you have to do, to make amends with your family members.  And even friends if thats the case.  But I am more focused here on family.  Because family is blood.  Blood unites us in Christ.  It is symbolic, to the structure.  God is father, then there is mother, and then there is brothers and sisters etc.  We cannot let the devil interfere with the family.  Sometimes, we have to accept each other.  Just the way that person is.  Agree to disagree.  But don’t let the devil steal your families love.  That God intended to grow.

Let go of that pride, that ugly characteristic of the devil!  BEWARE!

Send flowers now, while that person is alive, and send them a rose bush, send life….send them a plant…..with love, so they can see the love growing.  So they can know your love has not stopped growing….

Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother and then come and offer thy gift.  Matthew 5:24. 

And more then anything, so God can see the love.  You don’t want regrets, when you, yourself, has to stand before God.  Send the love now….send life.  Send Christ with that plant, for He has come to give us all life, and life abundantly now!

For it really does not matter who was right or wrong.  It does not matter, what the problem was.  You have to be mature in Christ.  In the sense, that if you let God take care of it, by giving Love, to that person, He will take care of it.  That which the devil intended for evil.  God will turn it around and make it good, and right!

Blessings, and love,

Just my thoughts….

Elena Ramirez

Acts 16:30  AND THEY SAID, BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED, AND THY HOUSE.

Father, I praise you, I love you, I thank you abba Father, that you are my Lord.  That you have a plan, even from years ago, and this photo was taken by my baby cousin.  Lord, I pray, just restore ALL of my family.  To you.  To each other.  I pray, forgiveness, and grace would be extended. I pray, that we would learn how to bind the enemy, by extending love.  It might not even be appreciated at first.  But it plants a seed.  It grows.  It can grow, but it must be”alive” from you, by Christ.  It is symbolic, that it must be something alive, to express, the love now.  Not later, no regrets.  I bind regrets.  From my own family.  Restore all of my family.  And I extend this rose, without thorns.  For the thorns, were received in your crown my Lord Jesus, and you break the curse.  Thank you Lord Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice.  To save me, to save my family.  In Jesus name.  Amen