AS A CHRISTIAN ARE YOU AWARE OF THE PHARISEE SPIRIT THAT CAN COME TO YOU? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2As a Christian are you aware of the Pharisee Spirit that can come to you?  I want to elaborate on this, and really bring it to mind, because it can happen, and that spirit, is very legalistic.  Very cruel, harsh, mean spirited, and well if you think about it….

Think about the Pharisees who came against Christ.

I hope I can write this, from the perspective, of someone, who has experienced the Pharisee spirit, but I have also seen it try and creep on me as well.  And I don’t like it frankly.IMG_2781.jpeg

I don’t like being treated harshly by other Christians, and I have seen it try to come to me, because I have some insight into the word of God.

I have seen myself, react with some, in the beginning of my Christian walk, harshly as well.  My husband, can attest to that.  Because I was totally in warrior mode.  Its not a very pretty thing to do, to be honest.  Lets be honest, its a turn off to see some in that spirit.

It gives Christianity a bad name.  To be totally frank.  And I believe we will be judged, by God Himself, for turning some off, with the “Pharisee Spirit.”

I have seen it many times.  But one time in particular, oh just about three years ago.  We attended a small Christian church.  I won’t say the denomination, because I don’t want to give anybody a bad name.

But, I really admired this pastor.  He had a head full of knowledge, when it came to King James scriptures.  I wanted to go to a church, where the word of God was taught from a King James.  But this man, did not have a kind and loving heart.  As I began to see him, judge other denominations, in the body of Christ.  I began to see a very legal, sense of being with him.

Now, I never deny the “Law” of God, and I know many Christians, think they can rely on grace.  But God is a legal God, He did not flip flop from the Old Testament to the New Testament.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow….

Anyway….

Long story short, this pastor, actually threw us out of this church.  He threw us out of my fathers house, because I asked him, in front of the congregation, if he felt “once saved” is always saved.

I want to make note, that I was very respectful to the Pastor.  I did not disagree with him publicly.  I felt like he could have handled the situation, more lovingly, and respectfully.  By talking to us in private.  But he did not.

He answered the question respectively in front of the congregation.  Said no.  Now I dispute that, but thats a different topic.  Even though we disagreed.  I did not challenge him.  I believe, he knew my feelings, because I had given him a copy of my book.  “How To Have Faith.”  There I discuss why I believe once saved, is not always saved.

But afterward.  Well, he wrote a scathing letter, and told us to never return.  Because what I believed would cause discord.

That was a Pharisee spirit.  That he had.  And I understand it now, more than ever.

Enough to define it, to tell you my brothers and sisters in love.  Be careful with the Pharisee spirit.  You may be growing on the vine with Christ.  You may no longer be a baby Christian.  You may be a seasoned Christian.  You might understand scripture very well, and well knowledge is power.  It feels good to know Gods word.  But that can give you pride, and pride can come before a fall.  I believe God has ways, of reminding us about this.  But, you can get puffed up, and maybe not even see it.  You can get so puffed up, that you might start hitting folks upside the head, with your bible.  Don’t walk out of love….

These scriptures give a sense of what happened, and who they are….

MATTHEW 23:26 King James

THOU BLIND PHARISEE, CLEANSE FIRST THAT WHICH IS WITHIN THE CUP AND PLATTER, THAT THE OUTSIDE OF THEM MAY BE CLEAN ALSO.  

Don’t act like you are better, then others, brother or sister.  Don’t do that my friends.  See, we all sin, we all come short of His glory.  We can lose patience. But what opened my eyes, is that God is patient with me.  He always has been.  Times, when I have blown it.  And had to repent, all over again.

See, our example should always be in love, as Christ was the greatest example, and to take the fruit of the Holy Spirit to heart.  By who Christ is.  And that fear of God should make us all very humble.  If you get my drift….

This scripture shows us the pride this pharisee had, when he prayed to God.  Full of pride, full of himself.  Look at it.

LUKE 18:11 King James.

THE PHARISEE STOOD AND PRAYED THUS WITH HIMSELF, GOD I THANK THEE, THAT I AM NOT AS OTHER MEN ARE, EXTORTIONERS, UNJUST, ADULTERERS, OR EVEN AS THIS PUBLICAN. 

See how that I am better than they are, creeped up on that Pharisee?IMG_2856.jpeg

Its easy to act like the world.  And I am a warrior for Christ, I won’t deny that.  But there are times, when one might feel so challenged, that you can puff yourself up, and think your are slaying the devil, with knowledge, but you are walking out of love….

Don’t do that.  Christ told us, that we would be known by the love.  If I don’t see the love.  I walk away.  I have met many Christians, who have actually attacked me, because I may see things differently as well.   They don’t reason with you, they won’t even budge enough to agree, to disagree.  They don’t keep the peace.  They treat you like an enemy.  And you are supposed to be brothers and sisters in Christ.  The enemy must really rejoice when he sees this.

The greatest pains, I have ever experienced, came from brothers and sisters in Christ, who I loved, but they had a Pharisee spirit, and judged me, or walked away themselves.

I just feel led to try and bring this to your attention.  Because we are not united in the body of Christ.  If Christ came now, I don’t think we are ready.  Or united.  Or even knowledgeable concerning biblical truths.

As you know, I always support the King James.  But many do not know word.

Where is the love, amongst us?

Its hard to find love.  Even though we all should be walking in love, if we have accepted Christ.  He suffered for us, and died on the cross for us.  We have to see that to appreciate who He is…He taught us to love one another. IMG_2868

There are so many who look at us, and they don’t want to have anything to do with Christianity, because they say, we are bible thumpers, or we shove our Christianity down their throats.  Yet when someone, is not knowledgeable, they don’t want to feel trapped by the Pharisee spirit.  Here they tried to do that with Jesus.

THEN WENT THE PHARISEES, AND TOOK COUNSEL HOW THEY MIGHT ENTANGLE HIM IN HIS TALK.  MATTHEW 22:15 King James.  

That scares me.  Maybe enough, to just try and warn you my brothers and sisters.  Now I know all situations are different and maybe I have not always walked in love myself.

I never have related this to the Prosperity messengers, but they have a Pharisee spirit here, as well…according to this scripture.

Luke 16:14 King James.  

AND THE PHARISEES ALSO, WHO WERE COVETOUS, HEARD ALL THESE THINGS AND DERIDED HIM.  

The Pharisee spirit, will make you think you are better than others.  To me thats dangerous, and one can cross that line.

MATTHEW 9:11 King James  

AND WHEN THE PHARISEES SAW IT, THEY SAID UNTO HIS DISCIPLES WHY EATETH YOUR MASTER WITH PUBLICANS AND SINNERS?  

Wow, that must have even shocked Jesus.

Look, we are not perfect, I know, its easy to cross that line.  I hope I have not, but I do repent myself, if I have come across with that kind of spirit.  I pray, I have not.

But, I do try…..even though grace is not always extended to me in return.  But I just have to say this….

Beware of the Pharisee Spirit.  Beware.  All we have to do is repent, and watch your love walk.  Never forget, it may make you think about forgiving others as well.  Christ always reminded us to forgive.  I forgive those who have had the Pharisee spirit, toward me.  I do.  I say it here as well.  To honor my Lord Jesus.

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Hope this blesses you,

 

Love in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

CLAIMING GODS PROMISES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0372.jpegWhen I tell you to claim Gods promises, I don’t want this to be a flippant thought, that so many do, as they “Name it and Claim it.”  Without considering who they are approaching, to receive.  Yes, Jesus taught us, ask in His name, you will receive.

But learn who God is first.  Learn about what pleases Him.  Start from the beginning, even when it comes to understanding sin.  How He gave Adam and Eve life, but they sinned, and so the original plan He had for mankind was changed because of that.  He had to change the plan.  Look at it carefully.

But, I know He wanted us first to consider the thought, of life, and life abundantly.  In HIM.  Yes we can have life on earth, abundantly, as well.  But there is another life, and that is the life you must also look to get, thats life, after earth. More specifically, after you die.

This is where your soul, will go, when you die.  Will it be with God, or will it be sent to hell?  You have to see that.  Your choices, make that difference, and this is a promise from God.  That you better not play with, while you are on earth. IMG_2032

See, what many fail to tell us, is that in order to have any kind of abundant life, you must go through some things to understand, how precious life is, to begin with.  You must learn to honor life, and honor what God has given us.  Or it means nothing.

You cannot go through life, without respecting, Gods creation, including our own, in the womb.  You have to see, in order to even be in a position to receive Gods promises, you do have to seek the great Promise Keeper Himself, that is God, through, Jesus Christ.

You will need the Holy Spirit for that….

Claiming Gods promises.  There are so many of them.  There are times, I need a word, and I look in my King James Bible, and it is as if God has directed me to a certain verse, an anointed, and holy scripture, and the word comes alive to me.

I really don’t know how people, can survive, by rejecting God.  Or His promises.

I look at my life, and I look at how lost I was, as a kid, a young woman, but falling through the cracks of my own life, made me seek God.

I was desperate.  I won’t deny that.  I was lost, broken, abused, and nobody could care less.  And those that did care, well like my family, did not really know the difference sadly, to help guide me.

I never blame anybody for the mistakes I made, or the choices I made.  I don’t even blame God.  I know as soon as I began to seek His promises, and seek Him, I began to see a difference in my own life.

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FOR YE HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE, THAT, AFTER YE HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD, YE MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE.  HEBREWS 10:36  KJV. 

Sometimes, it takes a whole life time, to see that, but the point, I hope to make here, is please seek God, and His promises.  You will never, ever regret it.

HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER: (WHICH IS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT WITH PROMISE;) EPHESIANS 6:2  KJV.  

Why do I mention this here, because there were times, I did not honor my mom.  And I know, that was part of my problem.  I don’t blame her, but sometimes, its hard, when you have parents, well who may not agree with you.  But still I learned, to try and love her, and do right by her.  But this is a promise.  Nonetheless….

So I tell you.  Embrace His word, embrace His promises.  Never give up on Him, or the things He promises.  Believe Him, when He says things.  He is not mocked.  And there is a price to pay for mocking Him.  In this perverted disobedience. Read Galatians 6:7.  King James.

Yesterday, I saw a comment from someone on social media, who said, they were giving up on God.  They were at the end of their rope.  They said God did not care, and God was not answering their prayers.

I tried to offer some insight, as to what I know about God answering prayers, and as blunt as I am, I just told him, to hold on, to trust God.  I told Him, God tests us, and tries us.  We are even to test and try others.  But I tried to emphasize so he could probably gain some insight, is to check and see if sin was there.

This is something, we all need to know about God, and that is if sin is there, He will not answer us.  He keeps His own word.  Psalms 66:18 proves this.

IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART, THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME.IMG_4114.jpg  

So repentance, always has to be front and center, with us, and we must have humble trusting hearts, that must be in a position to believe.  If we want answers to prayers.  If we want to grow, if we want to please God.

THE LORD IS NOT SLACK CONCERNING HIS PROMISE, AS SOME MEN COUNT SLACKNESS; BUT IS LONGSUFFERING TO USWARD, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE.  II PETER 3:9  KJV.  

Repentance has worked for me.  In fact, I like to do it daily.  Its like taking a shower.  It has worked for me.  I guess, that’s why when He does not answer prayers for me immediately, I have learned, I have to ask; what am I doing?  Sometimes, I have to do some soul searching, and ask God to guide me, so I don’t sin, against Him.  By repenting. See those promises, He makes are very clear, and people, I have noticed, sometimes, look for loop holes to sin.  Don’t do that you will regret it. Your salvation is not a license to sin. Don’t take what Christ did on the cross for you, for granted.

THAT YE BE NOT SLOTHFUL, BUT FOLLOWERS OF THEM WHO THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE INHERIT THE PROMISES.  HEBREWS 6:12  KJV.

One in particular, with many, is they reject law.  And I just know, that I know.  God is a legal God.  There are so many promises in this area, concerning the law.  His law.  But I attribute many Christians not knowing law, or what God says about it, because they may be using watered down bibles. Remember the only law we are free from is the law of sin and death, found in Romans 8:2.  Not Gods commandments.

Always use a King James for the anointing, the holiness, but to hear Gods true promises.  Because if you don’t you are using something corrupted, by someone, and its not always the same meaning.

This verse, is a promise from but it talks about those who should have known better, but they disregarded it.  One could miss it, but it’s there.  Its a promise.

THEY KEPT NOT THE COVENANT OF GOD, AND REFUSED TO WALK IN HIS LAW.  Psalm 78:10  KJV.  

How this must grieve God.  Sometimes, I wonder how He has patience with us, but He does, if we truly seek Him, and actually try to obey.  It takes time.  But I have learned so much from God, and His promises.

IMG_3291.jpgI know that someday, I will stand before Him, we all will.  I never want to hear, I never knew you.  And thats a promise, He makes, in His word for those who rejected, trying to know Him, or His promises.

AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU:  DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY.  Matthew 7:23.  KJV. 

See, that verse mentions sin again, or iniquity.  He is a holy God.  And we cannot even think to approach Him, or claim His promises, even in knowing Him, if we don’t try to get to His promises.

It takes time, and I could go on and on, about His promises.  But He does keep them.  I look for that in people too, but if sin is there between you and them, don’t expect holiness.  Or truth, or honesty.

AND SO, AFTER HE HAD PATIENTLY ENDURED, HE OBTAINED THE PROMISE.  HEBREWS 6:15 KJV.

I always try to extend grace, because I know I am a sinner.  But one thing I have learned, even other Christians, don’t understand this about His promises, even in loyalty.

Be loyal to God in your search for His promises.  Prove to God, you want to be trustworthy as well.  Seek Him, claim His promises.  But seek His face, not His hand.  Yes there are promises for prosperity, but if thats your only goal, in seeking Him, well you may not find those answers, because your heart is not right.

Again, you, and only you, can get your heart in a position, to receive Gods promises.  Its up to you, if you want to bear fruit in Christ.  It is up to you, to finally get fed up, with the promises of the world, that leave you with nothing. But with God, you can bear fruit, you can see the differences.

There are so many promises.  From God, all you have to do is search, and pray, repent.  Make sure your relationship with Christ is in tact.  It is not religion, folks.  Its relationship.  Religion, is rules, regulations, traditions, rituals, made by men and groups.  And lets just be honest, people make mistakes.  But God does not.  He keeps His promises.  People do not.oVVGLhJKTo6LVp1ubRxVEg

AND IF YE BE CHRIST’S THEN ARE YE ABRAHAM’S SEED, AND HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE.  GALATIANS 3:29  KJV.

Hope this blesses you today.

 

 

In Christ, Elena Ramirez

 

 

PRAISING GOD AS YOU ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN HIM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3636Encouraging yourself in God, is your job.  This is where, praise, worship, prayer, reading of Holy King James scripture, and trusting God, comes in.

It is your job.  It is your responsibility.  It should be a way of life.  It should not be done begrudging, or frustrated.  Or in a way, that shows you and God, that you do not lift Him up as a priority.  He sees, He knows.

You train yourself, as a soldier for the Lord.  Your build up your own faith, by “encouraging” yourself in God.

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So many Christians, who say they are Christians, do not try to discipline themselves, to encourage themselves in God.  Do you notice that word, “discipline”  if you are a disciple of Christ, that is derived from that, in disciplining.

David understood that.  He knew, he had to seek God.  He suffered, from everything he went through.  Yet, David was just a man, he had his weaknesses, and sins.  But God loved David.

One thing, I admired about David, was that even though Saul, did not like him, hated him, cast him out, hunted him…. David knew God had anointed Saul.  He knew, better then to try and do the same to him.  Scripture says, touch not my anointed.  What a wonderful example.

But even though, he knew this, he knew he had to encourage himself in God.

We could all learn from this.  To encourage ourselves in God….

Life is not easy, thats for sure.  And even if it was, all the more reason, to encourage ourselves in our Lord.

AND HE SET THE PRIESTS IN THEIR CHARGES, AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO THE SERVICE OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.  JUDGES 20:22 KJV.

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

TRAIN YOURSELF TO PRAY AGAINST EVIL ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Train yourself, to pray against evil.  

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

Are you a child of God?  This could apply to you, as well as to children, in youth.  Train them.  Train yourself.     

Are you a Christian, have you recognized Christ as your Lord and savior?

Do you recognize you are a sinner?  That you have lost your way?  That you want a better life.  For yourself, and even those you love?  For others?  For the world?  For your country, leaders etc?  Do you see, your own short comings?  

Good.

Now if you can actually say, you have dedicated your life to Christ, then you need to see there are things you have to do in the spirit realm, to maintain a good relationship with God.  

You don’t take grace for granted.  You don’t sin, just to sin, you realize what Christ did on the cross for you, and you want to obey, and love the Lord.  You want to serve God.  You get hungry and thirsty for righteousness, and you long for it, in your life, others, and even the world.  

One way of serving God, is realizing, you are now in the army of the Lord.  If you have repented, and confessed Christ as your Lord and savior.  

You are a soldier for Christ.  Look at yourself as someone, who has gifts and callings, to serve God.  He has blessed you with abilities, that perhaps someone else may not be able to do.  And as a soldier, you need to put on the armor of God.  Read Ephesians 6, from a King James bible.  

You grow.  I know for myself, there are certain things, I did not know, as a baby Christian, but I do now.  God has and is training me still.  But there are some things I know to do, in the Holy spirit, and I have to apply myself.  

One is getting good holy word, from my King James.  As you know, I believe in King James word, as holy, and not corrupted, because it has not been changed.  Word is everything.  It is what God has given to instruct us, guide us, and comfort us, and to know what will be.  

It brings light, insight, but if the words have been changed with the excuse to bring better understanding, you are being deceived, if you use word that has no anointing, or holiness.

Now I want to talk about discernment.  You need to ask God for discernment, when you are a Christian.  To know, between good and evil.  Enough of this flaky Christian business.  That is presented to so many, and they take that as truth.  We are all responsible, for what we know.  Or use, or take as truth.  God will judge us all. Again this is why I highly recommend a King James bible. 

You need to get serious, no walking between the world, and God, you have to start sharpening your own sword.  Be careful about believing lies.  Because that brings on a spirit of delusion.

AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE.  II THESSALONIANS 2:11 KJV.   

And I have learned for myself, and even more so, much stronger lately, I have to train myself to pray against evil.  

I PRAY NOT THAT THOU SHOULDEST TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD, BUT THAT THOU SHOULDEST KEEP THEM FROM THE EVIL.  JOHN 17:15  KJV.  

Sometimes, we look at the world, we look at situations, and instead of praying about something we see, what disturbs us, we just accept it.  And thats wrong.  We have the greatest gift, God could give, and that is prayer.  We have God, who is above all evil, who is good, and who can make the difference.  

FOR THE LORD IS A SUN AND SHIELD:  THE LORD WILL GIVE GRACE AND GLORY:  NO GOOD THING WILL HE WITHHOLD FROM THEM THAT WALK UPRIGHTLY.  PSALMS 84:11  KJV. 

Pray.  We can get cold, insensitive, and actually get numb, to the things we see, that can be evil.  And that can be anything, or from anybody.  

Pray against it.  Plead the blood of Jesus.  I am getting pretty good at it lately, where in the sense, if I hear something in the news, or about people, I pray about it.  I don’t even think twice, I just add a prayer, I pray without ceasing.  I could give examples, but I will never let the devil know, what I know.  It is none of His business.  

And thats another thing be careful who you confide in, in prayer.  Or seek to have a prayer of agreement with.  Because many false messengers are sent out to find out what you are praying about.  Their main goal is to be nosy.  And that is not from Christ.  

So I have learned to be more quiet about what I am praying about.  It is just between me and God.  Unless, I am rebuking the enemy.  So I just pray about it.  And don’t forget about that authority God has given you, to rebuke.  

I tell God, what I see.  For, He sees it too. I tell God, that we need Him to intervene in a matter, and He has been training me, to remind myself to pray.  Not to fret.  I tell Him, that I am on His side.  And that the battle is His.  According to King James scripture. I remind Him what His word says, and ask that in prayer.  

As is the glory, honor, and praise.  But he has taught me in some cases…..

Not to argue, and believe me, that has been tough, because as a truth seeker, I have presented truth, many times, and I can actually say, in some cases, I have not seen results.  So why waste truth with a fool?  Brings light to the scripture that we are not to throw our pearls to swine.  

GIVE NOT THAT WHICH IS HOLY UNTO THE DOGS, NEITHER CAST YE YOUR PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, LEST THEY TRAMPLE THEM UNDER THEIR FEET, AND TURN AGAIN AND REND YOU.  MATTHEW 7:6  KJV. 

I know not to be ashamed of who I am in Christ, and so many times, I try to share what I know to help  someone.  Maybe I planted a seed to some, but this has been draining me, when it is abused, and I am not the young warrior I used to be.  

So I just pray.  Lately, I see more results in praying than talking about it.  Yet, we are called to speak truth, and warn one another.  Many in the body of Christ think it’s judging, but there is a difference. 

What can stop our prayer life?  Being off balance.  Sin. Not walking in love. Being caught up in this or that, and we are not looking at God, but looking at circumstances.  It can paralyze a person.  I think this is one reason, I have gotten off of social media.  In many circumstances.  It just gets old.  Though, I have not closed the door in that, but I am not on as much.  

DEPART FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; AND DWELL FOREVERMORE.  PSALM 37:27  KJV.   

PRAY!  See we don’t fight against flesh and blood, but against principalities in high places.  Pray against these forces.  

FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULES OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.  EPHESIANS 6:12  KJV.    

Even if you are just murmuring to God, a prayer against evil, you will notice you get better at it.  But you have to be consistent, this is the key.  Even if you do not see results.  There are things in the spiritual realm, that may require fasting, or more people praying about a matter.

But, if you begin even praying that God would bring people together to pray against evil, you would see, the fruit of it.  

HATE THE EVIL, AND LOVE THE GOOD, AND ESTABLISH JUDGMENT IN THE GATE:  IT MAY BE THAT THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS WILL BE GRACIOUS UNTO THE REMNANT OF JOSEPH.  AMOS 5:15  KJV.  

Be careful to be mindful of the holy spirits prompting in this.  You will receive instruction.  But you must be willing to obey.  God will not use a vessel, that is not faithful in these matters.  So pray, you are worthy.  But pray against the evil.

IF IT DO EVIL IN MY SIGHT, THAT IT OBEY NOT MY VOICE, THEN I WILL REPENT OF THE GOOD, WHEREWITH I SAID I WOULD BENEFIT THEM.  Jeremiah 18:10  KJV. 

Heres a good place to be reminded to fear God.  You do not want to lose blessings, because you did not obey God!

If He is telling you to pray, or to obey, in any matter, just obey.  But know His voice, the Lord, does not ever tell us to join evil, or to partake in it.  Again a reminder to know His voice from a King James bible. 

More than ever, our world needs prayer, and even the body of Christ is missing it, because the enemy has infiltrated, many churches, and corrupted, many, by bad word, the prosperity message, and fake and phony leaders.  Wolves, in sheep clothing.  

This is why I do not follow anybody, but Christ, just to protect my spirit.  I don’t want fake anointing to flow down to me.  This is deception.  

Train yourself to pray, brothers and sisters.  This is the key.  Train yourself to pray.  Pray often. Against evil.

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In Christ,  

 

Elena Ramirez 

TURN YOUR WORRY INTO WORSHIP TO GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4592.jpegO COME, LET US WORSHIP AND BOW DOWN:  LET US KNEEL BEFORE THE LORD OUR MAKER.  PSALM 95:6.  King James. 

Sometimes, when you go through things, it actually seems like things intensify.  It seems like it is spiritual battle.  Spiritual battle is different, then being spiritually attacked.  

But one must know how to deal with life, with these battles, one might face.

For me right now, I feel so inundated.  I have a lot on my plate.  I have challenges, here and there, and sadly, I even think I contribute to some of these challenges.  And this has hurt me.  

So, I find myself, wanting to be quiet.  Wanting to be left alone.  Wanting to just heal, pray, and worship God.  

I remember as a little girl, I used to use this process as well.  It was a mechanism, where sometimes, I tried to shut down.  I wanted to process, what I was going through.  I did not want to react.  I wanted to soothe my wounds.  I wanted to heal, because if I have been hurt, I did not always know how to react.  

I don’t internalize my emotional pains, I have always let them go.  I don’t swallow something hurtful.  I don’t let them take root into my spirit, to cause any kind of bitterness, I always take them to God.  

Because the root of that, could be destructive, and I am aware of that.  God has taught me to let go of things, and give them to Him.  And its been very healthy for me. 

If I have to cry, I will cry, if I have to speak my mind, I will speak my mind.  But I don’t let it stay bottled up in me, but there are times, when I cannot speak, I cannot put things into words, and I have to sort things out.  But I still go to God.  

I can get angry.  I can be sharp, and I can come out fighting.  And I really do not like that. About myself.  But I can.  So, when I feel pushed, or I feel like I am between a rock and a hard place, I will come out swinging, and I can say and do some things, I am not always proud of.  

And I think anybody could understand that, there are times, when one says, enough!

Thats why I know, being left alone, at some times, is so important to me.

My mother God bless her soul.  Did not understand that about me.  She did not leave me alone, to just catch my breath, or to just try to let the dust settle, after a disagreement, or a time of differences.  Challenges, etc. 

She would actually push my buttons.  She would go for the win, because I was wounded. When she did these things, it grieved me.  She did not understand my need to be left alone.  It was somewhat one-sided, and selfish on her part, but she did not have that skill of quite understanding me, in these kind of matters.  

I forgive her, I just know, some of her history, and she had a tough life.  Hurt people, sometimes hurt people more.  But still I had to deal with it, but now I recognize when someone is not being respectful to my hurts, or pain, and I won’t put up with it.  

Instead, of letting me be alone, she would take the opportunity, to pursue whatever it was, and it grieved me, because so many times, I just wanted to be left alone.

I have learned through the years, whenever I feel wounded, I have learned to seek God.  To find solace in Him.  To take His holy King James word to heart, and I have learned to turn my worry into worship.  

That requires being alone, sometimes.  Away from people, friends, and yes even politics.  (smile) To process, to pray, to seek counsel from God.

Going to God, does something for me.  He understands me, He knows my weaknesses, my strengths, but He is a Holy God, and a King.  And so, I have to understand my role, as well as I have to understand His.  I cannot have sin, between me, and Him, not if I want answers, so I try to repent.  I try to be humble.  

But I also understand this about God, when we are not right with God, there is no peace to the wicked.  This can cause anxiety.

The devil, has always tried to use things against us, so we will not worship God.  So we would have anxiety.  Christ knew this, when He told the devil….

AND JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM, GET THEE BEHIND ME, satan, FOR IT IS WRITTEN, THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD, AND HIM ONLY SHALT THOU SERVE.  LUKE 4:8 KJV.  

So especially, when I am going through something, I try to get closer to God, in worship. I know, I cannot have any distractions.  I cannot allow myself, to not heal.  I have to seek God, more so, and many do not understand that, about me, but that’s how I go about healing.  

When people do not understand that, and when they pursue something, with me, and they do not let me deal with something, because of my nature, which is bold, courageous, and yes forgiving, they show me no respect, and it does bother me.

They actually act, like I can bounce back, like nothing happened.  And I cannot always.  Some things that are said to me is like Kryptonite, I get turned off. 

So I am not able to just act like nothing was said, or done.  

Not any more, maybe I was able to do that more readily, but now it takes more time.

Even though, I forgive, my guard goes up.

At this point of my life, because of the things, I am going through, and have gone through lately, I am actually alienating myself, distancing myself from people.  Its not that I don’t love them, but I need to mend, and heal.  

I cannot say, hello or goodbye, all I can do is be silent.  I am wounded.  And when I am wounded, I sense anxiety.  The spiritual battle is there.  Little things could bother me.  Personal space, and time, need to be respected.  Its not that you want to be rude, but for me any way, I am at a loss of words.  And I cannot be phony about it. 

I find, worshipping God, turning my anxiety into praise to God with prayer, and thanks, helps me.  I turn my worries to God.  I take everything to His throne.  

And just pray to heal.  I am at that point right now, where I just want to heal.  But I am being silent, and I am being quiet in the spirit, avoiding people, social media, and things that disturb my peace.  

I do it, because I know what works for me, and getting closer to God, always is the remedy.  God is a spirit, and it may be complex in some ways, but so are we, so thats why, when our spirits are troubled, this is when especially we must turn our worries into worship.

GOD IS A SPIRIT: AND THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.  JOHN 4:24  King James.  

I turn my worry into worship.  Writing, even here, helps, me sort my feelings out, and if this blesses someone as well, then I know God will use it, for His glory.  Please leave a comment, let me know if this, or any of my writings bless you.  Its nice to know, now and then. 

Lord, I praise you, I worship you in spirit, and in truth, and ask for your holy spirit, to guide me.  To heal me, because I do feel wounded.  I take this step, in releasing it, no pride, or ego in this, I cannot handle it without you. So I worship you, for being my counselor, my hope, my redeemer, my deliverer.  How sweet it is to go to you.  In Jesus name.  Amen. 

Blessings, Elena Ramirez 

DON’T GIVE THE ENEMY A LEGAL RIGHT TO ATTACK YOU ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0943.jpegI don’t think many folks, understand this, but I feel like the Lord, is bringing it to my attention to write about.

Do you give the enemy a legal right to attack you?  Do you allow sin, in your life?  Do you not repent, when you do slip up?  Are your words you speaking opening doors, to the enemy?  Do you watch things on television, that are spiritual, but not from God?  There are many reasons, why you could be spiritually attacked.  But you have to see.

See, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  None of us, are beyond the temptations of the enemy.  Even the best of us.

But if you purposely, disobey God.  If you walk out of love.  If you, steal, lie and cheat, cut corners, thinking you are “blessing” yourself, you are bringing in curses.  If you hurt someone, to have vengeance.  That is not of God. And there is more…. I am sure.

Why do you think I fear God?  Because I know, if His spirit departs, from me, I know, I am opened to the attacks of the enemy.  And not only does that grieve me, because His love, His fellowship, is the sweetest thing I have.  But it opens doors to the enemy.

And I know God fights my battles, when I am close to Him.  When I repent.  When I walk in Love.  When I don’t take the bait from the enemy to sin.  See, his goal is to deceive any of us.  To take our crowns.  To lose grace with God.

Now there are many reasons, spiritually, why things can go bad.  And do bad things happen to good people?  I won’t specifically answer that, because none is good.  But, I think of Job.  From my King James bible.  He was a good man, but he suffered greatly.  But he was tested by God.  And sometimes, the tests God places in front of us, determines, whether or not, we give the enemy a “legal” right to attack.  Or if God will bless us….hmmm.

If you know, you are doing everything in your own power, to submit to God, and you are resisting the enemy, yes, you could be in a position, where God is going to test you.

SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD.  RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.  JAMES 4:7  KING JAMES.  

The enemy, wants you to fail, to fall, to use you, as a matter of fact.  Don’t take the bait.  Don’t give the enemy, a legal right to attack you.  He wants to take your crown.

Grace does not always cover these things folks!  God is a legal God, and when folks, abuse His law, they do not understand, grace will not cover it.  This is why I get so upset when Christian leaders, do not teach this.  Gods law, needs to be acknowledged, respected, and kept!  There are consequences.  This is breaking Gods law, and this is where many give the enemy a legal right!

You cannot be forgiven for something, you did long ago, if you do not repent now!

I see, folks, who have done things for the enemy.  Publicly, they do wickedly, and like the scripture says, there is no peace to the wicked.

ISAIAH 57:21 KING JAMES.  THERE IS NO PEACE, SAITH MY GOD, TO THE WICKED.  

And they have no peace.  And when they try and get back to God, they don’t understand, about repentance.  They don ‘t understand, about not doing wicked things.  Why?  Because they have no knowledge, no understanding, of what God expects.  And they can only get it from a King James bible, but instead, they use something that has been corrupted.  And it is part truth, part lie, and they cannot get delivered.  This is why, time, and time, again, I recommend a King James bible.

So if you are going through a test, or the enemy, is attacking you.  Make sure you are doing all you can to serve God.  To do what’s right.  To avoid strife.  To walk in love.  To be honest.  To not hurting others.  Be careful with the acquaintances, friends, you do keep company with.  Make sure, you are praying.  Submitting to God.  Make sure your word is good.  Put on the armor of God.  Study the armor, from Ephesians 6, a King James chapter, and plead the blood of Jesus.

PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL.  EPHESIANS 6:11 KJV. 

Rebuke the enemy.  In the name of Jesus, as you plead the blood of Jesus.  Tell the Lord, to fight your battles.  He will.  Claim those scriptures.  Look them up, from a concordance, or a good bible app.

Do not ever, ever, let go of Gods hand.  Trust Him.  Speak your faith, to Him, and to others.  Don’t be silent.  Don’t give place to the enemy, by not speaking your faith.

Repent daily folks.  I recommend it, like an apple a day, that keeps the doctor away.  See we blow it, sometimes, we get out of love, we can open that door more then we know.  So repent….

You have to see, and know according to King James scripture, what pleases God.  Or you will be judged, and also face consequences, because we do reap what we sow.  I know this.  God will help you, but you have your own part, in fighting a good fight of faith, with love.  By yes, submitting to God.

Don’t give the enemy a legal right.  It could be a generational curse as well.  You have to break it, by getting close to God, and if you have to repent of that, do it!

“Return to Sender”; the curses back to the enemy…..

Hope this helps, stay close to God my friends, our Lord Jesus.  But whatever you do, friends, be mindful to try and please God.  To walk right.

To not abuse your salvation.  It is so precious, that our Lord, died for us, on the cross, and suffered for our sins, so the enemy, would not have that “legal” right to attack.

Feel free to share this link, you may help someone.

 

Elena Ramirez

FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR BEWARE OF DIRTY SPIRITS IN 2019 ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_1905.jpegI feel and sense a word from the Lord.  So, I share it with you as well.

BEWARE OF DIRTY SPIRITS IN 2019.  A dirty spirit hmm.  What could that mean?

Well, anything or anyone that has a dirty spirit, contributes to sin.  And as Christians, we are to think, act, and carry ourselves, as Christ would. In His Holiness.  We have to be aware of dirty spirits.  Things that would pollute our spirits.  

Now, I know, we all can sin, and we all can come short of the glory of God.  But we are not to allow some things in our life.  And a “dirty spirit” can pollute one. 

So beware of it.  Beware of it, from friends, from people you know, from what you allow, or accept.  Books, movies, people you admire, etc. 

Beware of it, because the enemies goal is to steal your crown.  He wants you to miss your blessings.  He wants to deceive you, and distract you, by these dirty spirits.  He wants you to miss your assignments from God.  To serve him, instead of God.  Beware of these things.  

There are assignments from God, that has your name on them.  With blessings, you don’t want to miss these blessings. He has ordered your steps.  

For me, I know, as a warrior, I need to be careful who I may fight in the spirit.  Because they have vulgar spirits.  They have served the enemy, and yet call themselves Christians, they are wolves in sheep’s clothing.  

Even now the beginning of this year, I sense someone who I don’t know, but, does not uphold the truth.  When I see that, and yet they call themselves a Christian, I don’t want to deal with them.  I don’t like that kind of compromise, that takes away from who I can be in Christ.  They have dirty spirits.  I just sense to leave them to God, and walk away.  

From the beginning, God has called us to holiness.  He has told us, be holy, for I am holy.  Read these scriptures, and understand Gods heart, and desire for you in this.  

Leviticus 11:44 King James

FOR I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD: YE SHALL THEREFORE SANCTIFY YOURSELVES, AND YE SHALL BE HOLY: FOR I AM HOLY:  NEITHER SHALL YE DEFILE YOURSELVES WITH ANY MANNER OF CREEPING THING THAT CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH.  FOR I AM THE LORD THAT BRINGETH YOU UP OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, TO BE YOUR GOD, YE SHALL THEREFORE BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.  

LEVITICUS 20:26

AND YE SHALL BE HOLY UNTO ME:  FOR I THE LORD AM HOLY, AND HAVE SEVERED YOU FROM OTHER PEOPLE, THAT YE SHOULD BE MINE.  

This last scripture, I really sense and take to heart.  I have noticed, and yes, even in 2018, that God removed people from my life.  People that I loved.  For a few reasons, even loyalty reasons, but he took them away from me.  And I don’t go after them. 

People that do not agree with me, even in understanding how important it is to use a King James bible.  They think I over do this.

Yet again, to be holy, to be understanding of who God is, I won’t use a Bible that has been changed, added to, or deleted.  Because those who have changed it, are disobedient.  Disobedience to God in any form, can cause a “dirty spirit.”  These bibles are not holy.  Not anointed.  I don’t and won’t use them or refer to them for any reason. 

It pollutes the soul.  And they are part truth, part lie.  I want pure holy word.  Pure word, that is Holy.  For God is holy.  

THY WORD IS VERY PURE:  THEREFORE THY SERVANT LOVETH IT.  PSALMS 119:140 King James.  

Here in this scripture it tells us, that one can be cut off from Gods presence:

LEVITICUS 22:3 King James

SAY UNTO THEM, WHOSOEVER HE BE OF ALL YOUR SEED AMONG YOUR GENERATIONS, THAT GOETH UNTO THE HOLY THINGS, WHICH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HALLOW UNTO THE LORD, HAVING HIS UNCLEANNESS UPON HIM, THAT SOUL SHALL BE CUT OFF FROM MY PRESENCE:  I AM THE LORD.  

You have to understand, you cannot eat from the Lords table, and the table of devils.  You cannot take holy communion.  Eating, of the bread, drinking of the wine, unworthily.  You have to see, how important repentance is.  Even daily, in the evil. That is waiting like a lion, by the enemy seeking who he can devour. And even a spirit, an evil thought has come to you, and you allowed it, without rebuking it in the name of Jesus.  

It will pollute you because it is a dirty spirit.  Beware of evil dirty spirits!

I CORINTHIANS 10:21 King James

YE CANNOT DRINK THE CUP OF THE LORD, AND THE CUP OF DEVILS:  YE CANNOT BE PARTAKERS OF THE LORDS TABLE, AND OF THE TABLE OF DEVILS.  

I CORINTHIANS 11:27 

WHEREFORE WHOSOEVER SHALL EAT THIS BREAD, AND DRINK THIS CUP OF THE LORD, UNWORTHILY, SHALL BE GUILTY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF THE LORD.

These two scriptures warn us so much, how a dirty spirit, can affect you, in your walk with the Lord.  You have to be aware of these things.  As I do.

See we cannot sit at the Lords table, and then entertain ourselves with things from the devil, that will pollute our own spirits, making them dirty.  We will be guilty of taking for granted the sacrifice of Christ.  We don’t have a license to sin.  We don’t.  And I meet and talk to many Christians who think “grace” is a license or an excuse to sin, and that’s just wrong.  We need the law of God, to keep us in our place.  Or we will be deceived by dirty spirits.  

I just hope some of the things I have touched base on here, will just remind you, and yes myself, to walk in Gods truth, His love, and to avoid any kind of spirit, or anyone that does not agree with that.  

Yes walk in love with your enemies. But beware, and do not trust those who have burned you.  

It can come from so many places.  We have to be so much more submitted to God.  Resisting the devil, and fleeing from sin, ourselves.  

We have to.  If we want to please our Lord, if we truly want clean robes of righteousness, we have to avoid dirty spirits.

Happy New year, may our Lord, guide you, and yes pray about this.  Seek to be holy, in the sight of God.  It will make such a difference in the way you live.  In the way you think.  In who you can be in Christ.  You will find, you have hope, a desire, to serve God, because you are trying to stay away from dirty spirits.  

It will give you mercy, compassion, and grace as well.  You see, again, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  But you don’t throw your pearls to swine, and you do not compromise who you are in Christ, because He died for your sins, that you are now saved from.  He paid the price for your salvation.  

Don’t take it for granted by allowing any kind of dirty spirit in your soul.  

Like I say; “Repentance, each day, will keep the devil away.” So, he will not have a legal right to attack you, because you allowed the presence of God to depart.  Think about that.   Keep your spirit clean in 2019, by obeying God.  

In our Lords name, Jesus Christ.

 

Elena Ramirez