I just want to decree this, I want to make it clear. As many of you know, I do want to speak publicly, in your church or congregation.
I have not done it in a while. I know, God has His reasons. But something dawned on me, just now, to speak this, to publicly proclaim it.
If I am ever called to give a testimony, or to speak publicly in a church. I will not try to sell my book there. Even today, I wrote just on impulse, Gods impulse, about how Christ turned the tables, on those who changed the temple, to sell what they had. I don’t want to be one of those Christians.
If God blesses my book, financially, in other ways, then so be it. But I will not try to peddle the word of God, or peddle my book, in His House. In His temple.
That may sound strange to some. But I don’t care. I really do only want to serve God. But if money came into the situation, somehow it would take away from the message.
I never want to compromise or let money, be the root of evil in serving God.
Does that make sense? I don’t know, but I am proclaiming it here.
To God be the glory….
By Elena Ramirez
AND THE JEWS PASSOVER WAS AT HAND, AND JESUS WENT UP TO JERUSALEM. AND FOUND IN THE TEMPLE THOSE THAT SOLD OXEN AND SHEEP AND DOVES, AND THE CHANGERS OF MONEY SITTING: AND WHEN HE HAD MADE A SCOURGE OF SMALL CORDS, HE DROVE THEM ALL OUT OF THE TEMPLE, AND THE SHEEP, AND THE OXEN; AND POURED OUT THE CHANGERS MONEY, AND OVERTHREW THE TABLES. AND SAID UNTO THEM THAT SOLD DOVES, TAKE THESE THINGS HENCE; MAKE NOT MY FATHERS HOUSE AN HOUSE OF MERCHANDISE. JOHN 2:13-16. KJV.
BE CAREFUL OF VOICES AND FALSE PROPHETS…..
There are many voices, many who say they are called by the Lord. Many, may have good intentions. But I am very careful who I listen to. I am very careful, not to take every bodies word on a matter. Or anybody.
I think I have learned to be careful not to criticize as well, but I am careful. I take more time to pray about it, then jump to conclusions as well. Because of the spirit of deception. How we need discernment.
You see, there are those, who are wolves, in sheeps clothing. There are those, who may look, and sound like they are sheep. But they are not. Look at their motive. Is it for Salvations, is it to win people to God? Is it for money? Do they try to bait you, so you can give money?
And when they share a word, what scriptures is it based on? If its not a King James word, I am sorry, I shut the sound off, turn away, and will not receive anybodies word, on a matter. Because to me, it is corrupted word, that is not holy and anointed. So thats a big sign to me.
Because thats a voice of deception. Friends, be careful. I know you want to grow. I know sometimes, we can be so trusting. But, there are spiritual curses, that come with some of these false prophets, and you want to avoid them. We want to remember, we know Christ’s voice, and to another we will not follow.
The goal is always again, to have the mind of Christ, and to have discernment. Be careful what you receive, what you share, and who you listen to. I say this in Christ love.
Be careful. DO NOT TRUST IN LYING WORDS THAT CANNOT PROFIT. (PARAPHRASING) SEE JEREMIAH 7:8 KJV.
TRUST YE NOT IN LYING WORDS, SAYING, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, ARE THESE. JEREMIAH 7:4. KJV.
By Elena Ramirez
How can of us, really think we are saints? I know, what keeps me on the straight and narrow path, is when I realize that we all sin, we all fall short of the glory of God. We all do.
When any of us, think we are a saint, we get into dangerous territory. We can get puffed up. Puffed up can lead to pride, and God hates pride.
I don’t claim to be a saint, nor do I want to say I am a sinner as well. I bring it all to the obedience of Christ. In repentance, in humbleness.
Something about looking in His spiritual mirror reminds me there is only one that is perfect, pure, worthy of praise and adoration and that is Christ. Not me.
I know, I have sinned. I pray I do not sin now. I pray I do not ever take advantage of what Christ did for me, on the cross.
But the balance for me, which I pray is pleasing in the sight of God, is to be aware, He is the only one, who can call me a saint. By seeing, I have accepted Him, by repenting. By turning away from my sins, to please Him. And only Him.
Not myself, or others. But Him….
Saint or Sinner, is His call, not mine.
“A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.” Proverbs 11:1 KJV
We can get so caught up in me, how does this affect me? What about me? ME, ME, ME….But do we really think about….That what we do affects God? Do we consider God has feelings too?
I can’t help and look at our world, our country, our society. And I don’t like to judge, because we are called not to judge. Yet, I cannot help and see, the moral decay of our environment. I listen to people on the news, radio, and I read, blogs etc. And I see people say things like, God does not care, or the world, would not be the way it is. I see them justifying sin. I see, religions, that really do not know the truth, and I see innocence, and the sweet values, that were once held up, out the window….
And I wonder, what does God feel? How it must grieve him. I mean think about it. God created us, in his image, and he created us to have a personal relationship with him. Sin came in, and messed up the plan. So when Adam and Eve sinned, God said…O.k. Lets go to plan B. And I am paraphrasing here….because that really is not scriptural. But we do know, he implemented the plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ.
Yet, we do see in the new and old testament, how God, did express his anger, sadness, remorse, when sin, was not taken seriously. When people, did what they wanted. And we see in many instances, how God punished, those who did not obey. Or he permitted, some situations, that could have been different, to take it’s course. Because people, did not seek his guidance, wisdom, and more than anything, they purposely disobeyed God. By seeking counsel, from evil counselors. Saul from the Bible, was an example of that. He had Gods favor, yet he did not take into consideration, God at first, he took him into consideration, as an after thought. Placing spiritual counselors that were an abomination to God, as his counsel. Many do that in our society…They seek this and that and the other, when they should seek truth. His truth. We say we love God, yet, we do not think of him first, or his commandments, and then sin? And then we reap, what we sow.
So many things, mankind has done throughout the ages….and yet, he loves us. He loved us so much, that he sent, his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to suffer, die, and take the place of us. To pay the penalty of sin. He became the lamb. To spare us. And yet, this world, does not see it, and they shun him. And we as Christians, also not strong, in our walk with God, we are sometimes just as bad as the sinner. And I hate to say that. But, the truth of the matter is, I see people who claim they are Christians, and they are so confused, and not aware, of what Gods word says….They don’t open their Bibles…
I don’t know why, but I am sad for God. And I do wonder how he feels. He may be silent, but he feels. You may not see him, but that does not mean he does not exist. I know that he is real. I know, because the difference he has made in my life.
But, I am sad, that we are not taking serious, living right before him. Yes, there are many, who do, but there are more who do not. And the truth is, God is not mocked. We reap, what we sow. Either here on earth, or when we stand before him. And we will know, in a twinkling of an eye, when Christ returns. How did we justify, his truth, his word, his warnings?….He says, that is his will, that none, would perish. But many forsake that.
Yes, truly God has feelings too…. If we read the Bible, we see, what pleases him, and what does not. And obedience is better than sacrifice. I know that. God have mercy on us. Thats all I can say. I would rather, obey him now, than pay the consequences. I pray, we all really read this, and take to heart, what Gods word says, and we try to make it right now. While we are alive on this earth. This is our only chance. Because if we don’t sadly, the consequences is death, it is hell. Strong words, scary words, but it is true.
So consider Gods feelings now, and make it right with him, is what I advise we all do. Let us start with love. Love God, with all your heart soul and might, then love one another. Give your heart to Jesus. I want to see you in heaven…..and more than anything God wants you to be there. My link is below, for those who want to start….Pray the prayer of Salvation, and drop me a note. Let me know, if you did do this. Don’t be ashamed. Christ said, if we were ashamed of him, he would be ashamed of us, in front of the father. Consider the feelings of Christ. Consider the feelings of God…..God bless you. In his love, I tell you this, from “Just my Thoughts.” Elena Ramirez
ACTS 17:27 THAT THEY SHOULD SEEK THE LORD, IF HAPPILY THEY MIGHT FEEL AFTER HIM, AND FIND HIM, THOUGH HE BE NOT FAR FROM EVERYONE OF US. FOR IN HIM, WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING AS CERTAIN ALSO OF YOUR OWN POETS, HAVE SAID, FOR WE ARE ALSO HIS OFFSPRING.
A Prayer of Hope…
Father, Lord, God almighty, I praise you. I love you. I pray, we would all consider your feelings. That we would all try and make it right with you. Now on this earth. Before it is too late. Lord I pray for your mercy. For all of us. Help us. Send truth, send true ministers, angels, to minister to those who do not know Jesus. Send your love, in many more forms, to show who you really are. I ask this, in the name of Jesus. So that we all could consider your feelings, for they are connected to your commandments, and love. Lord, take the blinders off of peoples eyes, to see truth. To consider your feelings. In Jesus name. Amen
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