TODAY I DECLARE I AM NO LONGER AN OPEN BOOK ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


fullsizeoutput_2203.jpegWhat does that mean, I am no longer an open book?

Maybe it means for me anyway, that I have learned many lessons.  And there are those who will never understand, respect, or accept me as I am.  So I do not have to reveal anything to them.

A FOOL UTTERETH ALL HIS MIND:  BUT A WISE MAN KEEPETH IT IN TILL AFTERWARDS.  PROVERBS 29:11 King James.  

I used to be an open book.  I write.  But I also tried to be a good communicator.  And I tried to express how I felt, for understanding.  Sometimes, that was not returned, or reciprocated.

Last night, I had a dream about a family member finding my diary.  She gave it back to me, but she was so smug about it.

I actually woke up, and searched for my old diaries, and destroyed them.  Maybe I had that dream, because God reminded me, to just trust Him, and that I did not need those old diaries to grieve.  Or for someone to know my past.  +S1NqxmyS2+uo5mbIYlS2w.jpg

I went through some of the pages, and it made me cry.   To know, who I was, as a young woman.  Before Christ.

To see my errors. To see my sins.  To see how naive I was.  To see, how misguided I was.  So angry.  So combative.  Actually pitiful.  I felt sorry for myself, to see that as my past.  To see how lost I was by my thoughts, grieved me immensely.

But that’s not who I am in Christ any more.  I don’t feel sorry for what I have learned.  In some ways, yes, I wish I had not gone through what I did.  But yet, thats how I learned.

I SAID, I WILL TAKE HEED TO MY WAYS, THAT I SIN NOT WITH MY TONGUE:  I WILL KEEP MY MOUTH WITH A BRIDLE, WHILE THE WICKED IS BEFORE ME.  PSALMS 39:1 King James.  

So, I realized I did not want to leave that behind me.  I did not want others to see my despair, or frustrations, that I wrote.  My fears.

I would hope, my family, or whoever knows me, would know who I am in Christ now.  And remember me by what I write for Christ.

I am changed.

I once had a friend that I loved dearly, tell me that all I did was talk about myself.  I took it to heart, because I respected her, and her opinion.  It did hurt, because she told me this, at the end of our friendship.  I had no idea those thoughts were in her heart toward me.

But I also realized, she did not understand, who I am, in the sense, that I try to help others, by my experiences, so they will not make the same mistakes.  If I could warn someone or pull them from the clutches of the enemy and hells fire, I would.  But I obey God in this.

THESE THINGS SPEAK AND EXHORT, AND REBUKE WITH ALL AUTHORITY.  LET NO MAN DESPISE THEE.  TITUS 2:15 King James. 

I am not a narcissist.  In fact, I am happy, being behind the scenes.  Doing what I can, for the glory of God.

I am not a famous writer, I probably never will be, and I am fine with that.  I am just someone, who has learned valuable lessons.  So I write.  I have written three books.  But nobody hardly knows about that.  IMG_0458

One of those lessons, I have learned, is to be more reserved.  In the sense, its not about me, in the big picture.  Its about God, and it is about Him getting glory.

HE STAGGERED NOT AT THE PROMISE OF GOD THROUGH UNBELIEF; BUT WAS STRONG IN FAITH, GIVING GLORY TO GOD; ROMANS 4:20 King James. 

I believe my faith is very strong.  No one cannot tell me there is not a God.  And I take to heart, especially at this season of my life, to walk in that authority.  By speaking my faith, by being bold, and to acknowledge God in everything I do.

IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATHS.  PROVERBS 3:6 King James.  

If God leads me to tell someone something about me, I will.  Or in my writings.  But, I am no longer ashamed.  And yes, I will still try and help others.  But I don’t have to leave that behind me.  For others to judge. The slate is clean.

AND IN THEIR MOUTH WAS FOUND NO GUILE:  FOR THEY ARE WITHOUT FAULT BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD.  REVELATION 14:5  King James.  

But it was very symbolic, for me to shred those diaries.  To throw my own sins, into the sea of forgetfulness.   To see my past, made me sad.  Oh well.  I feel the release though, strangely.

FEAR NOT: FOR THOU SHALT NOT BE ASHAMED:  NEITHER BE THOU CONFOUNDED; FOR THOU SHALT NOT BE PUT TO SHAME:  FOR THOU SHALT FORGET THE SHAME OF THY YOUTH……ISAIAH 54:4 King James. 

Thank you Lord, I praise you.  I am grateful.  Heres to new beginnings in Christ.  With a few tears.  Ironic, I did this at the first of the year.  of 2020.

Being an open book does not make you vulnerable to others, to hurt you.  It means, you take His book, my King James bible, and read it, understanding, that He is the greatest writer of them all, and His book, should be opened.  To receive instruction, guidance, and a sense of who He is, and what will be to come.

By who you are in Christ.  If you read it long enough, you will see.

I will try to do that for the rest of my life.

SET A WATCH, O LORD, BEFORE MY MOUTH: KEEP THE DOOR OF MY LIPS.  PSALMS 141:3 King James. 

Its all blurry now, the past.  And even here, I purposely blotted out some of my thoughts, in those diary pages.  But ironic, the word of God, got imposed there.  As I look at this photo closely.  Oh well. fullsizeoutput_2202.jpeg

 

 

 

Blessings, Elena Ramirez

 

 

WHAT LOYALTY IS TO ME ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_5270.jpegOne attribute, or characteristic I look for is loyalty.  It seems to be elusive.  But I do look for it.

What is loyalty?

I believe loyalty is one of the greatest attributes we can have, in our souls, our spirits, as a characteristic in our personalities.  It is a characteristic, that shows faithfulness.  It shows, and gives honor.  No matter what, the situation may be, if someone is loyal, that to me, is very noble, and beautiful.  It confirms, an alliance, and makes a bond stronger.

The blood of Jesus, is loyal which makes it royal….So I plead that.

I believe God looks at our loyalties.  He looks to see, if we are faithful to Him.  If we stand up for truth, His truth, when there is controversy.  He tests our loyalty, I believe.  He did since the beginning of time.  See, when we sin, that’s not being loyal to God, to His word, to His commandments.  I believe it grieves Him.  See, if Adam and Eve, had obeyed God, His word, if they had even gone to Him again, before really listening to the devil, the curse would have been avoided.  Obeying God is being loyal to God.  The curse is then avoided.IMG_2146.jpg

He looks to see whether or not, we will have courage, to be loyal to him.  There are so many opposing voices, so He looks to see, how we deal with these voices, that frankly are anti-Christ.

And I want to write this also to remind everyone of us, what happened, when the devil tried to raise himself up.  To make himself better than God. We have to see,  how the angels that followed the devil, were not loyal to God either, and they followed the example of the evil one.  Don’t forget, God kicked him out of heaven.  Into that place called hell.

Why? Because He was disloyal to God, and tried to make himself better, and higher than God.  Sin will try and do that.

This kind of spirit, can affect any one of us.  That scares me.  Maybe thats why I want to be loyal to God, by fearing Him, and Him alone, as many King James scriptures warn us.

Because the enemy, wants to deceive each one of us, to betray God.  To be disloyal.  So when I see that in friends, or people I watch, I see that spirit of disloyalty.  To God first, then to me.  It makes me very sad.

Shouldn’t that be front and center on our minds, to be loyal to God?

I pray, daily God sees loyalty in me.  With all my faults, and flaws, and I know that are there, I hope He always sees loyalty in me….

So yes, I believe loyalty is something God looks at very, very closely.  He knows our hearts.  He knows our thoughts.  He knows, when we are not being truthful.  How can that be loyal to God?  If we are not honest with truth?  We will be deceived, exactly what the enemy wants us to do, so we turn from God.

Is loyalty taught, or does one just know?  I think I just know about it…. because of my bad judgement, I just see my errors in life.  I have learned the hard way.  But I pray God has always seen a spirit of loyalty to me….

IMG_2139.jpgIn this world, I see so many different points of view, but because I like to get to the root of the matter, in some issues, I often acquaint things with loyalty…..

I look to see if folks are loyal to God, and to me…..

To me, there are some things, that you cannot be in the middle of.  You cannot be, impartial.  You cannot be here, and there, about an issue.  Or like I used to be on the fence.  Trying to please the world, and trying to please God.  It does not work, when it comes to loyalty.

You have to be “loyal” to God and then yourself, and what His truth is, or you will be used.  You will be disrespected. You will not be honored.  Unless you honor God, and yourself, with loyalty.  And maybe you don’t see this, but you won’t be in full service to God, if you are disloyal.

I find, that if I try to be loyal to God first, in obedience, trust, expressing truth, that I can be stronger, for myself so I can be loyal to myself.  This is where the strength comes from, in loyalty.  To God.

Its not always easy, being loyal to yourself, or to something you believe in.  But you have to actually try and look at it from the perspective of God.  To me, God is loyal to us.  He loves us so much, that He has given us, so much to ponder on.  In His Holy King James word, and in the sacrifice of His son, Christ.

And as you know, I recommend King James word, because it is holy, for He is holy.  This is the word I use, to show God I want to be loyal to Him.  Because those other versions have been corrupted, they are no longer His voice.  So, I want to only read word, that I believe is His voice.  So I can show Him, my loyalty in this.  After that the Holy Spirit, reveals itself to me, by giving me discernment.  Showing Gods loyalty in word.  Because He keeps His promises from that word.

He offers us holiness, so we can be holy as well.  That is loyalty.  So, we can benefit.  So we can have an attribute, of love.  Love is loyal.  Love does not abuse something, or someone precious.  God does not abuse us.  He is true.  This is just a great part of many of His characteristics.  That He is loyal to us.

To me, I want to be loyal to God first, then family.  After that the rest can go, if they disrupt that spirit of love, by not being loyal.  I can let go very easily.  I have. Because God and family, are the priorities, I need to be loyal to first.

But I know, God looks for that loyalty too.  And I wonder what He sees, and thinks, when we are mean to each other, we are not gentle, or loving, or considerate?  When we don’t stand by each other.  Especially, when one knows circumstances.  Especially when one knows someones priorities.  When we don’t forgive. Or when we act like the world? Thats fake, thats not loyal.

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Especially, if we call ourselves Christians.  You know, I think we are in end times.  I don’t know what the future holds.  But I believe, we will be tested further, concerning our “loyalties.”  Will we be faithful to God, and to His truths, to gain strength, when things are tough?

I don’t know how things can turn.  But there are are many signs out there, even now, to tell us, be on guard.  Make sure your lamp is full.  Make sure you are not playing with your salvation.  Make sure, your loyalty is to God.  And God alone.  Be careful with idols.  Don’t make something or someone a priority, an idol, for it may offend God.

Are you loyal in this kind of thinking?

Obedience friend, to God shows loyalty.

If we are not faithful, and loyal to God, and others in little things, how can we have strength, to be loyal to God and others in big things?

I love loyalty.   I love seeing it, in our country, when we are loyal to the Constitution.  To the things, that make us great.  Unity.  We are the UNITED STATES.  For we are one nation under God, and when you have trust in God, thats loyalty.  (In God we trust) But we cannot have unity, unless we are loyal to God and country, to the Constitution.  These are, our laws of the land.

And so thats a reminder, because many Christians do not embrace Gods laws, but to keep His law, is obedience.  There are many scriptures that warn us to keep the law.

THEY KEPT NOT THE COVENANT OF GOD, AND REFUSED TO WALK IN HIS LAW:  PSALM 78:10 King James. 

IMG_2118.jpgRecently, I saw a high profile Christian magazine, that accused.  That was not loyal to our President.  And our country.  There is so much hate, and division.   So to see that from their perspective, grieved me.  Loyalty does not bring division, friends.  It does not.  I saw, wickedness in high places, because they contributed to wanting the impeachment of our President.

I look at the fruit of myself.  I look at it in others.  And to me, the greatest friend, we could have in life, is a loyal friend.  I believe I am loyal to God, so I can be a loyal friend to others.

I have loved with a loyalty thought in heart toward my friends, in the sense, I would have been there for them, if I could be.  But when I don’t see that returned, it saddens me.  Where I have held them in high esteem.  Offering grace.  Offering friendship, forgiveness, yet they forsook me.  Had pride.  Insulted me, with no respect. Or had jealousy.  Which is sin. I grieved.  For I was a good friend, loyal.

So, when I don’t see loyalty in people, or friends, family.  Especially when I am being attacked by someone else.  It grieves me.

So it makes me wonder, what does God see, does He see loyalty in the body of Christ?

You know that’s a question, I guess, whoever is reading this, needs to ask themselves, personally.

Are you loyal to God?  Are you loyal to others?

Just my thoughts today, about what loyalty means to me.  I pray, we see loyalty more.

Father, I pray you see, loyalty in me.  For you my King, are my everything.  Thank you Lord, for teaching me about loyalty.  I offer my praise, my thanks my Lord, for who you are.  Let this always express my loyalty to you my King.  

I believe, being loyal, makes one Royal…..

More than ever, for Christ was loyal to give His life for us all.  He is the King of Kings, and He was faithful to you Lord, in obedience.  He showed us how loyal love is…..

To conclude, remember how Judas betrayed Christ.  He was not loyal to our Lord, and look at where he ended up.  Betrayal is the opposite of loyalty, and if you have ever been betrayed, maybe you can learn from this yourself, to be loyal.  It hurts to be betrayed, I know this as well.  Thats why I strive to be loyal.  To God, my family, myself, to my country….and then to friends.

Merry Christmas, to God be the glory……

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

I AM LEARNING TO USE A SECRET WEAPON…. GODS LOVE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_5117WISDOM IS BETTER THAN WEAPONS OF WAR:  BUT ONE SINNER DESTROYETH MUCH GOOD.  ECCLESIASTES 9:18 King James.

If anybody knows me, they know I am a bit of a warrior.  Its my nature, I cannot help myself.  I have always fought.  Most of my life.  I have had to fight to survive.  I have had to protect myself.  Because I did not have brothers or sisters, to protect me. As I grew up.  I have struggled, for many reasons.  Even after, I accepted Christ.

In fact, it seemed to turn into a different kind of a battle, but I brought those street tactics, into my fighting, for Christ.  Because well, thats what I learned.  That was wrong.  And I will state it here, before I go on.  It was wrong.  Because I have overreacted.  Sometimes using street tactics.  Back in your face. Those kind….

So, I have to admit here, those kind of tactics, really do not work well.  They don’t.  Not when you are trying to win a battle for Christ.

What works?  Love.  Gods love, and I will elaborate on that.

FOR THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL, BUT MIGHTY THROUGH GOD TO THE PULLING DOWN OF STRONG HOLDS.  II CORINTHIANS 10:4 King James. 

But its been a process for me.  Actually.  See, I am older.  Now, and I cannot fight like I used to fight.  Even for right causes.  See, I am a truth seeker, and I am someone, who speaks truth, as much to my ability.  Sometimes, it comes off harsh.  I can be blunt.

There are so many times, I could do that, get in someones face.  I could even now, confront someone, I so admired as a friend, and try to bring the truth, because I loved that person.  But I won’t do it.  See, you come to realize, that if someone cannot appreciate you or who you are and they admit it.  Why should I be the one, confronting?

Upset, trying?   When they should be the one apologizing.  So, no, I say nothing…  This is not my battle.  That person, has the battle within.  I am at peace.  Knowing, I tried.  I gave my best, as a friend.  I was loyal.

But, I have seen, that now that I am older, I want to get victories, I don’t want to lose my sense of peace because of people.  And how they react to me.

I have been hurt, wounded, saddened, by people.  And all through my life, I have tried to give people the benefit of the doubt.  But when you love people, and they still treat you shabbily, and take away the trust you had for them, you make sure you tug on your armor of God a little bit more, and put on love.

THOU ART MY BATTLE AXE AND WEAPONS OF WAR:  FOR WITH THEE WILL I BREAK IN  PIECES THE NATIONS, AND WITH THEE WILL I DESTROY KINGDOMS; JEREMIAH 51:20 King James.  

Love does something for you.  And then it benefits those around you.  Love, strengthens you.  It gives you courage.  It makes you want others to benefit too.  So, you see how Love works.  It really is one of the greatest characteristics of God.  Who sent us Jesus.  But then Jesus, showed us His selfless love, by teaching us, about God.  By teaching us, how precious, our salvation is, if we give our hearts to Him.  Because He gave the greatest sacrifice of love.  His life for us.  He paid the penalty for our sins.

God is showing me, be careful not to get distracted.  If you are going to fight.  And I hear His sweet voice telling me…Remember my love, remember a soft answer.  Remember to point them to me…..If you do this, I will win the battle for you.  

See, the things that I have gone through, with folks, with life, with situations, with my lack, etc.  Could make me bitter, mean, and poison my soul.  I refuse to go that route.  Especially now that I am older.  I saw what hate did to my mama, and I refuse to take that route.  Though, I don’t blame her.

But it has broke my heart many times over.  And yet, I won’t give up.  I won’t.  See, there are things I see in our world, that maybe, I cannot do it alone, but I am not alone, Christ is with me, and He has taught me, and shown me a new weapon.  Thats all I need.IMG_2868

I guess, I have known about it, but He prompts me when to use it.  Its like Jesus, is standing there, and when I am faced with opposition, hate, etc.  He prompts me to speak in love, walk in love, and not react to the hate.  He steadies my soul, He calms my spirit.  I don’t have to get in that angry place any more.  Or that overly defensive mode.  He gives me courage, in the face of evil.  Hate. etc.

BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE, FEAR NOT, NOR BE AFRAID OF THEM:  FOR THE LORD THY GOD, HE IT IS THAT DOTH GO WITH THEE; HE WILL NOT FAIL THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE.  DEUTERONOMY 31:6 KING JAMES.  

See the enemy, only wants to disrupt a person.  He wants us to get out of our love walk.  He wants us to have pride, and not apologize, or make amends with people.  He wants us to hate, to not forgive.  He has been attacking many in the body of Christ, and they are reacting like the world.

Sad when you see it with other Christians, or with people you love.  But they forget, about grace, and love.  They react with the same unforgiving tactics that the world would do.  When the enemy uses folks, to throw those darts.  Its easy, to blame the person.  But, there is a poison, that has gone through to many, and the enemy has deceived them.

Its opened my eyes, in some ways.  Thats why I call it a secret weapon.  Because if someone is so ugly, and mean in spirit, they either were hurt, or they were never taught the love of God, and so actually it makes me pity someone.

So, my reaction is different now, in many ways.  I try and react in love, in compassion.  It is my “secret weapon.”

Example:  The other day on social media, a man was very mean, and ugly toward our First Lady, Melania Trump in a comment.  It was despicable.  And it was not necessary.

I told him sir, this is not necessary, don’t do that.  Please. Do you know what he told me?  Well I won’t repeat, what he wrote, but it was very vulgar, very vulgar indeed.  And not only then did he direct it to me, he reiterated his hate toward our President, and our First lady.

The secret weapon kicked in.   I felt shocked for a second.  But the truth rose to my heart, and I told him straight out.

“I hope you repent to God.  I don’t care what you tell me.  But you will care, when you stand before God.  Have a nice day sir.” 

He did not respond.  A quiet response…… I just hope I made him think.

I sensed, I had peace.  My armor of God was on good and tight.

Heres another response I made, to someone who was being a bully.

No I won’t shut up. You are a bully. I will block you, if you respond, but you know I am telling you the truth. Someone must have really hurt you, and I pray God heal you, but I hope you give this to God, so you can heal. To be a better person & American. Have a good day.

All I see, and know, that my armor of God is on, for sure.  That love is my guide.  That I cannot get offended.  Or I must be careful not to do so.  Thats the difference. Great peace, have they which love His law, and nothing shall offend them.  Psalms 119:165.  And I trust that no weapon formed against me will return.

NO WEAPON THAT IS FORMED AGAINST THEE SHALL PROSPER; AND EVERY TONGUE THAT SHALL RISE AGAINST THEE IN JUDGMENT THOU SHALT CONDEMN.  THIS IS THE HERITAGE OF THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD, AND THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OF ME, SAITH THE LORD.  ISAIAH 54:17 King James.

I cannot even count the many times, the Lord has proved the above King James scripture.  (Yes I always recommend a King James for holiness.) To me. But I do claim it, as my heritage, for I do serve my Lord, and if I have any righteousness it is because of my Lord God through Jesus Christ.

This is why I serve Him.

I remember now, when I use this weapon of love.  The battle is the Lords.  I have to see it. I have to use wisdom, I cannot engage in battles like I used to, so I have to use Gods secret weapon, of love.

I am practicing, and now I am getting good at it.  Better anyway….

If  I plant a seed so be it.  If it does not prosper that’s up to God.  But I just realized more than ever.

Love never fails.

CHARITY NEVER FAILETH….. I CORINTHIANS 13:8 King James.

 

Be blessed my friends, in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

REPLACING FEAR WITH THE FEAR OF GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2109.jpegReplacing fear, with the fear of God.  Why do I write that title that way?  Well, I want to explain, because fear, sometimes, can be very unhealthy.  Yet, there is healthy fear.

And the fear of God, I believe is one of the healthiest fears we can partake in, because it can keep us out of trouble it can remind us, not to sin, it can remind us, that there are consequences  to sin, and that God, is not mocked, and that if we fear Him, we can avoid many troubles.  We can ensure our Salvation, in Christ.

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE;  BUT FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION.  Proverbs 1:7  King James.  

I have seen unhealthy fear in my lifetime, and I am older now, and if I can share this with someone, who may have fear, I would hope to help them.  Because fear, can be debilitating.  It can freeze you, it can stop you from making progress in life, and it can hinder you, from making a move, that might just be good for you.   It weakens you, so you cannot be the best you can be.

When I was growing up, my mother, was very fearful.  I see that it was contributed, by being someone who was abused by men, by people, and I see that it was contributed, by the words she spoke.  She lived in fear.  She was very lonely.  But, she did not seek the company of a man.  She was actually fearful a man would abuse me, so she did not bring a man into our household.  When I was a child, I did not understand that, but now, well, I am glad she did not, and respectful to her decision in that.

I was around fear, quite a bit, so I have to admit, I absorbed some of that fear.  You cannot help but not be affected by it, when others are fearful.  They bring that spirit to you.  She did, because she was my mother, and I learned by example.

But as I grew up, as I began to see who I am in Christ.  I realized that fear, can be sin in Gods eyes.  Because we take our eyes off of Him, and begin looking at circumstances, or situations, and fear.  We worry.  We speak negatively.  These things, do have power, by the tongue, because we have power of life and death in our tongues, and we manifest things by our words.  Read Proverbs 18:21 King James.

THE FEAR OF THE LORD PROLONGETH DAYS, BUT THE YEARS OF WICKED SHALL BE SHORTENED.  Proverbs 10:27 King James.  

I did not learn the fear of God, till a much later time in my life.  I wish I had, known of it, when I was younger, because maybe I could have spared myself, my own heartache in many ways.  Because I did not consider the consequences of things.  I did not understand, that we reap what we sow.  I did not understand, there is a price to pay, for having bad judgement.

HAVING THEREFORE THESE PROMISES, DEARLY BELOVED, LET US CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM ALL FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH AND SPIRIT, PERFECTING HOLINESS IN THE FEAR OF GOD.  II Corinthians 7:1 King James.  

Now, I won’t debate reverence to God, and respect.  Compared to the fear of God.  I will reiterate, and emphasize.  I FEAR GOD!

THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE WICKED SAITH WITHIN MY HEART, THAT THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE HIS EYES.  Psalms 36:1 King James.

HE says it is wicked!  If you don’t fear Him.  So I do.  Because with all my faults, I pray, He does not see wickedness in me.

God has spared me many heartaches, that could have been a lot worse, I am sure.  But, it made me realize, that in order to have a peaceful spirit, I had a responsibility to watch what I did.  Concerning my spirit, but in how I perceived who God is.  And that scared me, because God can be ferocious.  The wrath of God, can be very intimidating, to see, that you don’t mess around with God.  He sees everything, He knows everything, and we cannot hide from God.  I learned, not to abuse grace.  Because grace is not a license to sin.

We may not pay for our sins now, (though that is questionable) but I know when we stand before God, we will all be shaking, in the sight of Him, in fear of God in His presence, knowing the book of life will be opened, and everything we did not repent for, and cover by the blood of Jesus will be revealed.

Whenever, I have done things, that affected my spirit, in bad judgment, I realize, I had a spirit of fear, that could have been avoided, if I had not done that “bad” thing.

And one needs to ask themself, am I eating fear?  When I ask that, what are you eating spiritually?  Are you playing with other entities?  Are you, playing with Halloween, to scare yourself to be fearful?  Do you read books, or see movies, that have content, to make you fear?  Don’t do that, if you don’t want fear…..

When you are doing everything in your own ability, to keep Gods commandments, to walk in love, to forgive, to honor Christs sacrifice, the fear of God, naturally comes to you, so you don’t fear, other things.  In fact, you may get a spirit of courage, to replace that fear.

Because I know I am on Gods side, He then is on my side.

So that gives me a boldness, and a confidence sometimes, that even amazes me…. but I trust God.   I told a very wicked Pharisee spirit that, because she challenged me, and I said don’t do that!  God is on my side, because I am on His side, and HE never loses a battle!

Now, I know there are some things I am courageous in, because I do fear God.  And that briefly just means, there are attributes, God will give you, in the spiritual realm, that can give you courage.  Because He knows, who does, and does not fear Him, and who gives lip service.

Yet, there are things, I am fearful to know with just common sense, not to play with, because there are consequences.  You fear fire, you don’t jump in it, because there are consequences.  You don’t dance with the devil, and then act holier than thou.  Because you are wearing filthy garments…..and they stink!

The other day, a woman was trying to converse with me, concerning climate change.  She had a very fearful spirit, and believes a lot of that nonsense, that I believe is a hoax, for many reasons, and mainly, because they leave God out of the equation.  After all, He created the heavens and the earth.  The seasons, and the climate have changed since the beginning of time.  Read Genesis 8:22 King James.

But this lady, was not even understanding of that, and was frankly a voice of doom.  I won’t repeat what she said, because I won’t re-plant that seed of fear, but I rebuked her.  In the name of Jesus. What bothered me most about the conversation, was that she mocked the voice of my Lord, as she perceived I was a Christian.

And I just spoke up, and told her, boldly, and courageously, “Knock it off.”  You’re a bully.  If you really want to hear Gods voice, the voice of our Lord, Jesus, get a King James bible, and read that.  So you really know Gods voice….

As you know, I support that bible because it is not changed, it is holy.

THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD, AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.  Proverbs 2:5 King James.

But this is why I don’t fear, fear itself.  Because I fear God, by reading His truth from my King James.  And I apply His truths to my life.  This keeps me in His spirit, the Holy Spirit.

FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.  II TIMOTHY 1:7 King James. 

I have learned to pray.  I have learned to claim Gods promises, so I don’t fear.  I would be a basket case, if I had not learned Gods ways.  And sadly, as much as I loved my mother, in other things, I don’t want that fear that she had.  It limited her so much in life.

Sometimes, I have been limited….. but no longer.  In Christ, I am free, and free indeed.  If I am limited, it is because God has put those boundaries up…. they are not meant to keep me in, but sometimes, meant to protect me.   So I respect, and understand that.  But I pray.  I pray now, to make good decisions, and I guard my spirit in Christ, by putting on the armor of God.

BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER, AND SUPPLICATION WITH THANKSGIVING LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN UNTO GOD.  PHILIPPIANS 4:6 King James.  

Like I said, I am older now, I look back, and see, who I was then, but so glad, I am not there any more.  I believe I have a healthy out look on life, because I fear God.  And if this inspires someone, then I am glad.  Because you deserve happiness, but you have to see, what you are doing.

Are you contributing to your own fear, because you do not fear God?

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

I truly hope, you will do your own research in this matter.  Just don’t let this go in one ear, and out the other.  Look up the fear of God, in a good King James bible app.  Understand for yourself, how important it is to fear God.  While you are at it, you will see your natural fears going away…….

Let us all remember to repent, and be humble in the sight of God.  In fear of God.

 

Blessings, and love, in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

WHEN THE ODDS SEEM TO BE AGAINST YOU THEY ARE NOT TO GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3171.jpegHave you ever felt like the odds were against you?  That no matter what you do, you just don’t seem to have any success?  Its enough to make you have a pity party.  But don’t do that.

IMG_3447.jpgLife is hard.  Lets be honest.  But God has His ways….

And well sometimes, you may even be born into circumstances, that just never seem to be in your favor.

The odds, may be against you.  And you may settle for less.  You may even make it worse, by your own decisions.  But, there is a time of reflection, when you listen to Gods voice, and He says;

I GOT THIS…. I AM.

I AM.  HE IS!  GLORY TO GOD!

Remember when God told Moses that?  Remember the burning bush?  And then think of all the miracles God did for the Israeli’s, because He loved them.  He used Moses in a great and mighty way.

So you have to search for God.  Do you hear me, no let me rephrase that.  Do you hear God?  Because He is speaking to you right now, if you just listen.  Please listen.

Maybe you don’t hear His voice clearly.  Maybe there is static. Maybe it just does not seem clear.  So what can you do on your part?

Well, I share this.  Because I learned the hard way.  Start off with repenting to God.  Even if you don’t feel like you have not sinned.  Repent.  He wants a humble heart.  We have to understand God is holy.  He has standards and ways that are beyond our comprehension.  We cannot treat Him like an equal.  He is God almighty.  There is no one else like HIM.  No one.

IMG_0050.jpgNot even the ugly old devil, who yes, tries to puff himself up, and exalt himself.  But he was just an angel.  He does not have the authority, or the power like God.  Don’t give the devil any place.  God and him, are not equals.  So, remember that.  Remember to submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee.

Fear God, if you are not doing that, you are not really seeing who God is, in matters like the odds being against you.

See you need to change the odds in your favor, and God can do that.

Another thing is if you are searching for God, and you are using a corrupt bible, you will get static.  I tell you all this, over, and over again, because it is my calling.  But folks, do not really understand, the disservice they are doing to themselves, when they use something that is no longer holy.

Christ said, we would know His voice, and to another we would not follow. Its not Gods voice you are hearing there folks.  When you use another bible version, besides the King James.  Its man, and man is not holy.  God has commanded us not to change His words.  You have to improve the odds, in your favor, by being obedient to God.

Look, I kind of understand how the odds can be against a person.  Maybe because you feel that because of your race.  But God does not play the race card, he is not a respecter of persons.  He loves us all, we were all created in his image.  But sadly some folks do play the race card, so you may feel the odds against you.  Let God deal with them.  He will.  But, don’t play it yourself.  That will make you the victim, not victorious…

But don’t let race stop you.  God can make a way for you where there is no way.

Maybe you feel like the odds are against you because of your education.  Well, keep studying, keep going for the goals, and let God open the doors.

I think living in the United States is one of the greatest blessings God has given me, and I am so grateful, that my ancestors as well, were born here, in the United States.  From up to the third generation, I believe.  So those odds are in my favor.

But truth be known, it has been hard for me in some ways.  And I can relate to feeling like the odds are against me.  But God always works it out for me, and I have to remind myself, of past prayers, that are testimonies, to His goodness.

But, even though I am older, and some doors have not opened, and it did seem like the odds were against me in some ways.  I guess, I could go down that path, but I refuse.  I refuse, to let those circumstances, dictate to me, who I am, or was.

Every day God gives me, I try to prove my worth to Him, but also to myself.  Because if I don’t, then I would listen to the enemy, and I know the enemy, would bring condemnation.  See faith without works is dead.  Thats King James scriptural.

There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ.  Condemnation, brings torment, it brings sadness, and it steals hope from a person.  No, I am covered by the blood of Jesus, and I hold onto that, with all my might.  It grieves me that my sins put Him on the cross.  I think when we see that, we can be so humbled before Him, because it changes our spirits, it changes our lives. What an awesome, mighty God we serve who loves us so much.  Yet I know it pained Him, so we must never take it for granted. Never.

THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.  FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH. ROMANS 8:1-2.  King James.

Folks do you, see the law we are free from?  The law of sin, and death.  Not Gods commandments, and laws.  And this is where many are deceived, because they don’t think they need Gods laws.  But even in Malachi 4:4 the last chapter of the Old Testament it says, we need the law.  Look it up.  From a King James.

But if we try to keep the law, this helps our odds.

Because I realize, the odds, are never against God ever.IMG_0047.jpg

Don’t get discouraged, have hope, never give up.  Never.  Whatever it is that is against you, including health, or whatever, trust God.  And if anything make it right with him.

Go in that secret place with God.  You may need to close a door, be quiet.  But go there, and just search for Him. IMG_4517.jpg

Repent, start all over.  If you think about it, every day we are given is a chance, to improve those odds.  Let God, take over for you.  Start your day, praying, praising Him, and believing for your circumstances to change.

After all He tells us, nothing is impossible with Him.

The odds are never against God.  Never.

 

 

 

Much love, In Christ,

 

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

SPEAK LIFE BREAK THE CURSE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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If someone has spoken something very negative, very cruel, something that made you feel inadequate as a person, speak life.  Speak life, over someone else.  See, we do have power, of life and death in our tongue.  Be careful what you speak.  You could wound someone.  Including yourself. Version 4

DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE: AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF.  PROVERBS 18:21 KJV.

Throughout my life, I have had people speak things over me that sometimes, wounded me, and actually messed with my spirit.

Sad, thing is, you love these people.  But I just felt the Lord, remind me even today, and I won’t give the specific example.  But I spoke the opposite to someone.  I spoke, that this person, has the ability.  This person, can do all things through Christ.  This person, is smart not dumb.  This person, has my confidence in them.

I spoke this, because I do love this person as well.

So, I want this person, to know, the ability is there.  As I spoke that, I felt the Lord tell me He loved me.  That I could break the curses.  I was so reminded, that was something I longed for years ago.  That by speaking it over that person, I was breaking curses.

Not too many people, have spoke confidence over me, and you know now that I am older, I wish I had more of a stronger confidence in myself.  I see things now in me, that tell me I could have done greater things.

I think I could have been a lawyer.  And a good one.  I love Gods law.  I love how it changes me.  I love even the law of the land.  It is good, to be knowledgeable about such things.  I love knowing truth.  It gives me a sense of confidence, when I share what God says.  But to be a lawyer, who knows Gods law.  Wow, that would have been powerful.

IMG_0069.jpegBut I am older, now, and I don’t really see me being a lawyer at this point of my life. Who knows?  I will be careful with my words, because well, again I am reminded of the power of them.

But what I can do, even now, is learn from my mistakes.  Today, I was chatting with a young girl.

She told me, I don’t believe in God.

She reminded me of myself, years ago, when I denied God, and it makes me very sad to write that.  But, I told her, a little about my history.  I told her, that I had did that too, when I was young, and those were the darkest days of my life.  I told her, that Christ found me, cleaned my wounds, and gave me a better life.  I told her, don’t make the same mistakes I did, learn from me, and get right with God.  I told her, I had to repent to God, and begin praying, and reading good holy King James word.

fullsizeoutput_1db1I don’t know if she will listen to me, or not.  I don’t know if it planted a seed.  But I am not ashamed of who I am in Christ.  For, I am bold enough to tell people.  I have nothing to lose any more.  I already lost most of my friends, who were supposedly to be my sisters in Christ, so I figure, I may as well be honest, with all the people I meet.

But I know that speaking life, to one another, makes a difference.

I shake off, the hurtful things people have told me, even as I write it here.  As long as God gives me, life, I will speak truth, His truth.  Whether anyone agrees or not.  Whether they speak life to me or not.  Whether they are jealous or not.  Whether, they respect me or not.  I don’t care.  I am past that.  All that matters to me now, is what God says, and my family.  They love me.

The thing is, and I guess it is my secret.  I have the armor of God on now.  It is my heritage to condemn words that are not edifying.  God has given me that ability, and power.  Because I am a servant of Christ.  So, now I know my righteousness is in Him.

NO WEAPON THAT IS FORMED AGAINST THEE SHALL PROSPER; AND EVERY TONGUE THAT SHALL RISE AGAINST THEE IN JUDGMENT THOU SHALT CONDEMN.  THIS IS THE HERITAGE OF THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD, AND THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OF ME.  

ISAIAH 54:17  KJV.

I wish I had always used this scripture, but I did not.  But it is a part of my armor of God now.  Return to sender is what I say…..  It breaks the curses.

But I will speak it as God is my witness.   It does free a soul, when you speak Gods promises over yourself.  And others.  Again….It breaks the curses.  I will shine my light.

LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS, AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.  MATTHEW 5:16  King James.  

Anyway, speak life.  Speak truth, and break the curses that are not from God.  Tell someone, about Christ, tell someone, they can make a difference.  Tell them.

Blessings, and love,

In Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

IS YOUR CHRISTIANITY “SOCIALISTIC” WITHOUT WORKS? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_1316.jpegIs your Christianity “Socialistic” without works?

Folks, I just write them as the Lord shows me.  And you know, all I can say, is that the body of Christ, needs to get right with God.

I feel like we are in end times.  I feel like the body of Christ is missing it, and I feel like many of us, take our salvation for granted.  Many believe grace covers it and covers it all.

We are not applying works to our walk with Christ.  That means many are not serving God. Not acknowledging God, being silent.  Not walking in love.  Not doing good.  To be honest, just coasting through life.  Thats so wrong, on so many levels.  I guess, I can say that, because at this point of my life, I see, where I wasted time, and now I do what I can.

Many think salvation, is a done deal, and they abuse it.  It only is a done deal, if you truly repent, for your sins, and know, that we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.  If sin, is there, and it is un-repented, you are playing with your salvation. Altar
Some actually think, and as perverted as it sounds.  Many think they actually have a license to sin.

This is what happens, when we are not in our King James bibles.  This is what happens, when Christians go to a flaky church, where the pastor, speaks that, and they take that as truth, and they do not search.  Themselves.  This is what happens, when you omit the Old Testament, and don’t apply Gods law.  Folks, God is a legal God.  He does not change.  He did not flip flop from the Old Testament to the New Testament, and if you think He did, you are very wrong, and in danger spiritually.  He did not cancel out His laws.  The only law we are free from is the law of sin, and death, not His commandments.  Not His laws.  Look it up in a King James.  And another chapter I highly recommend, to read, is Psalms 119.  King James, again.

But…This is the result of corrupt bibles, that are fake.

But many in the body of Christ do not see it.  Why did God give me the term to use, as Socialistic?  Well, I believe if you look at the concept of socialism to begin with.  You can see why it would be applied here in our Christianity.

Socialism, sounds ideal.  It sounds like you get something for nothing.  It sounds like every one is on an equal measure to receive.  It sounds like its for all.  But the thing is, there was a price that was paid to receive Christianity.   By Christ.  His life, His blood, His death, are all symbolic, to the life, we can have, because He was resurrected.

Even now, I pray America sees how wrong Socialism is, and will not embrace that ideology.

So many have died for that flag, for our freedoms, and well, socialism takes away your freedoms.  So does fake Socialism Christianity.  You need to see this.   This is the day before our Independence day, in America, and many of us celebrate this holiday, but if we take our freedoms for granted we will lose them.  Even though the price has been paid, by all who have served this great nation.

Christ did pay the price for all.  But if you abuse it, if you break that covenant with God, by returning to sin, you make it null and void.  And when you stand before God, you will pay for it.  See, if you embrace Christ now, you won’t.  But that legal ruling, is made by God.  You only avoid it, by getting right with Christ.  Repenting….

In Socialism, someone has to pay for it.  And thats the tax payer.  Thats you.

Folks, there is a lost world out there.  Many do not know Christ.  Many are so lost, and they do not know truth to set them free.  Socialistic Christianity, stops folks, from works.

They think its covered, its a done deal, and thats it.  That is very dangerous to play with your Salvation like that.  When I hear of the Prosperity message, to me that is Socialistic Christianity.  It’s wrong.

Christ told us, many would cry out Lord, Lord, and He will say, I never knew you.

AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU:  DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY.  MATTHEW &;23.  KJV. 

Why would He say that?  Well for one thing,  because for one thing you did not seek the truth.  You believed a lie.  You let the devil deceive you.  He may say it because your works were not in love.  You got religious.  With rules, and regulations, rituals, traditions, but you forgot about relationship with Christ, which comes by faith.  You started hitting folks with your bible.  And you forgot what Christ did for you.  And yes sharing your faith.  Why are so many silent, when it comes to sharing what Christ did for them?  King James scripture says, let the redeemed of the Lord say so.

LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO, WHOM HE HATH REDEEMED FROM THE HAND OF THE ENEMY.  Psalms 107:2  KJV.

I do say so, whenever I can.  See, I know where I was, and I truly believe if I had not made it right with Christ, I would be dead, and in hell.  Thats how close I was.  It scared me, to have the fear of God, which is the best thing, I can have.

And it made me realize how important it is to serve God, so I do so gladly.  I will not be ashamed, and I admit there are times, I have to ask for courage.  But I know there are times, I have to bring His light into a situation, or there will be darkness.

See you have to have faith.  And faith without works is abusing one’s salvation.

JAMES 2:26 FOR AS THE BODY WITHOUT THE SPIRIT IS DEAD, SO FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD ALSO. Godsword

Are you the walking dead? Like in those movies?  Without true spirit?  Get your works in gear, and start serving God.  With the Holy Spirit. Stop sitting on the side lines, stop allowing evil.  Stop being fearful, and get courage, from God, and perhaps save a soul.  

YEA A MAN MAY SAY, THOU HAST FAITH, AND I HAVE WORKS:  SHEW ME THY FAITH WITHOUT THY WORKS, AND I WILL SHEW THEE MY FAITH MY WORKS.  James 2:18  KJV. 

I try every day, to acknowledge God in one way or another.  To show my faith. To that lost world.  I do it on social media.  I don’t have a place of employment to do that.  Nor do I have a church, sadly.  And thats another long story…..

I am limited with contacts.  With friends.  But I do every day, in one way or another try to stir up my faith.  I wrote the book on faith.  http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

HOW TO HAVE FAITH. And there are principles, that are a secret to many.  But I have them with God, through Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

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But, I wrote that book, praying what I have learned, the hard way, because I did not have faith, so it would encourage folks, to see the principles I learned.

I still have faith it could prosper.  But it is always in Gods hands, and I did not write the book to get rich.

Thats why if I do get called to go to a place of worship, I will not sell it there.  I will not be like those, who sold in the temple, and Christ over threw the tables, because they turned a place of prayer, into a store.  That example, really rang in my heart, because many do sell their books, in His house.  I cannot.  But it is not my place to judge, them, but I just cannot.

AND THEY COME TO JERUSALEM:  AND JESUS WENT INTO THE TEMPLE, AND BEGAN TO CAST OUT THEM THAT SOLD AND BOUGHT IN THE TEMPLE, AND OVERTHREW THE TABLES OF THE MONEY CHANGERS, AND THE SEATS OF THEM THAT SOLD DOVES.  MARK  11:11 KJV.

AND SAID UNTO THEM, IT IS WRITTEN, MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED THE HOUSE OF PRAYER; BUT YE HAVE MADE IT A DEN OF THIEVES.  MATTHEW 21:13  KJV. 

But I do try to serve God.  With all my being.  I am a warrior for Christ.  I do try and stand up for His truth.  It makes me sad, when I see Christians, not knowing the truth, King James truth, and they are deceived.  It makes me sad, when I see Christians not walking in love.  Many in the body of Christ think you are judging them, yet we are called to warn.  It makes me very sad, as well, as I am sure it does God, that folks, do not know scripture.  This is from using corrupt bibles. They cannot quote it or even paraphrase it.

It is sad, knowing what I know as truth, and I see many of my brothers and sisters in Christ, going with the world, in believing religion, and if seeking God, they do it for the prosperity message.

Exactly what the devil wants.  It is socialistic Christianity, if you don’t think you have anything to do.  You are deceived, and you are allowing the devil to have his way, when you could be a voice of truth, for Christ.  But if you do not know King James word, if you do not embrace it, share it, write it, you truly do not have the full armor of God on.

I am only telling you this, because I know we all will stand before God.  If I can get someone to see the truth, and serve God, get involved, use your King James bible, apply works, so your own faith can grow, then I will succeed, in defeating the enemy even in my own life.  I will spare you the heartache of knowing when you stand before God, you could be denied access to heaven, because you did not know truth.

We all have gifts and callings, if you could even be a voice against abortion, in Christ you could save lives.  But if you are silent, and all you think is you don’t have anything to do, that is socialistic Christianity, and all I can say is shame on you.  You take for granted what Christ did for us on the cross.

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Please see what Christ did for you, on that cross, put your armor of God on, and get involved.  It cost plenty, and you can reap the benefits of it, but don’t take grace for granted, because it will run out.  Don’t treat it like the world.

Socialistic Christianity does not work in Gods Kingdom.

 

In Christ, and His Love,

By Elena Ramirez