MY EXPLANATION OF SALVATION (GIVING MY HEART TO CHRIST) ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Gee, as I look at this photo of my tulips, to say it even in a word or two.  

Its New Life.  I do have it.  I know it….I have been born again. 

I had a dream this morning, before waking up, and it inspired me to write this.  I was involved in a conversation with someone, who was arguing about Christianity.

This person, went on and on, about how she was turned off with Christians, with the hypocrisy, with pastors, that only wanted her money, and I understood, her concerns.  And she shared more.

So I shared with her….Because I know God was on the line listening……

Frankly.

So I started to explain to her, what my salvation meant to me, since, I am a seasoned Christian.  So, I am writing it here.

But I started explaining to her, what has happened in the process.  I hope I can express it here, as well for your benefit.  Perhaps, you don’t see the need for it, perhaps, it seems like a fantasy, as many have told me, but it is not, it really is more.

And I hope to God and pray, that I can articulate it in a way, that makes sense, but that does not complicate it, because to be honest, the plan of Gods salvation, just really comes down to believing, repenting, and obeying God, with prayer.  Reading good King James word.  I fell in love with God.  But I did not fall, if that makes sense.

Its not hard, because there is something that God does, because well HE IS GOD, but He is a gentleman, He does not control us, or make us do anything.  So I have to say that at first.  Because I have a hard time with control myself.

But let me explain a bit, and share some of my testimony as well, to build a foundation.

See, years ago, I was a very lost young woman.  I was very, very lonely.  I lived in an environment, to be honest, with my mother, who was not a gracious person, to be that honest.  She was a very suspicious person, and she was hard to get a long with, and I don’t want to be disrespectful to her memory, but she and I could not reason with each other.  To get results.

I rebelled.  Which made it worse, as I look at it.  But in any event, it sort of made me jump out of the frying pan, into the fire.  And I got burned.

I got burned in the sense, that since, I did not have good role models, or understanding from some, that I had no one to go to.  I was very misguided.  And then rebellious.  Not a good combination.

I started looking for love, and comfort in the wrong places.  And it grieves me, to even look back on that, and so I won’t get into details.  But I made a lot of mistakes, in searching.  And I think we all can do that.  Because there is a space in our souls, our hearts, our beings, that just needs to be nurtured, and fulfilled.  When we don’t find it, we begin substituting things, for something, to be honest that only God can fulfill.  With His love, because He is love.  I John 4:16 KJV.

Well, I made a lot of mistakes.  A lot of bad calls.  A lot of sins!  I was in the wrong company.  I was doing things that were not healthy for my spirit, but for my physical being as well.  I was used by some, and abused.  Not a good feeling, to admit here, but it’s true.  I was a very trusting soul.  No longer.

Anyway, when I finally hit bottom, and I hit hard.  I realized, I did not want to live that way any more.  I cried out to God.  I had an experience, that was sort of out of body, but very spiritual in the sense, that I sensed good and evil.  But the evil was winning, and that scared me.  (Go to my main page, and look at my testimony.  It will give more detail.)

Anyway….

I realized my soul was at stake.  I think I was close to death.  And I saw evil, mocking me, and laughing at me, and I did not like, that something was controlling me.  It was a spirit of the enemy, and I am funny about things like that even with my rebellion from my mother, but I don’t like control.  From anything, or anybody.  Substances like cigarettes as well, controlled me, and I thought to myself, I don’t like having to have a cigarette, just because it controls my cravings.  So that’s one place where I started.  I cleaned up.  I got sober real quick too.

Mama, had said that she had quit smoking, by asking God for help.  She asked him to take the desire away.  He did, mama was a good woman, though she was very hurt, very broken.  I won’t take that from my mama.  She was very, very protective, in the sense that she was controlling.  But she loved me.  And I never experienced any kind of abuse from someone else who could have been in the house, because she was lonely.  From a sexual pervert.  You get my drift.  Mama took care of me.  It was hard. She could have easily brought a man in the home to be her comfort, but she did not, I was the priority.

Anyway, back to my testimony.  So when I asked God to take the desire of cigarettes away from me too, it happened.  The desire left, and very easily.  I was not one of these people, who struggled, or who had issues of craving, it just left, and I have not smoked since then.  My goodness it has been over 45 years, at least.  Anyway….

So when I saw that, I began understanding the principles of obeying God.  I began understanding, His ways, because I began searching for Him.  To please Him.  To not try and compromise His ways, because I have learned throughout the years, obedience is the key to ensuring my salvation.

I don’t take for granted, what Christ did for me on the cross.  I have had many experiences, too many to even point out here, but God has always been there for me.  Always.  Instructing me, coaxing me, teaching me, His ways.  Protecting me, from dangerous situations.  And if something negative has happened to me, it has been because of my lack of good judgement, but I never blame God for my mistakes.

Anyway, how can I put all this in just one post?  All I can say, is I do know God!

I am not brainwashed, I am soul washed.  I believe in daily repentance.  I also believe in just trusting God, even when things are tough.  I will never, ever let go of God, no matter how hard things can be, and they have been.  See, if I let go, that would be my safety net, and I don’t want to eliminate something that offers me spiritual security, that could even also affect my physical being.  God has protected me, sent angels to guide me, loved me.  When no one else would.  So no, I never have problems with my faith.  When I have, I realized it was my job, to start working on that.  And yes, works build up faith.  Look up the King James scripture, faith without works is dead.  In fact, memorize it, because it ticks me off, when folks, undermine works.

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

This is why I do get ticked off, when someone mocks my Christianity, my faith, my belief.  Because God Himself has saved me, and cared, and loved me, when no one else would.  They have not walked in my shoes.  How dare they mock this!  (Sorry, I am venting.  Lol.)

He sent me my husband, which is a miracle in itself.  And I have a family.  With him, and our son.  Finances, are always provided for.  I don’t look for Gods hand, I look to His face.  Its a relationship folks.  One that I honor, and I want to be loyal to.  In fact it has taught me to be loyal to others, because He is loyal to me, and I am loyal to Him.

I take to heart what my King James bible says.  It says to love Him, to love others, and to forgive.  I try.  I fail sometimes, but I get back up and try.

He has healed me, spiritually, and physically many times.  Jeremiah 17:14 KJV is another testimony of His healing.  Because I prayed it, and I pray His holy word.

I am growing on the vine, and I am producing fruit.  I see it, after years, of searching for Him, and He has used me, to be a light, for Christ.  I have over 300 posts just here, that I have written, for His glory.  In fact, in the future, well they will be more available…..and thats all I will say for now.

All I know, to conclude this, to wrap this up a bit.  Is, I don’t worry about when I leave this earth.  I know heaven will be my home.  I know, Christ, will greet me, when my soul leaves this body.  I am not perfect.  I am not holier than thou.  I am just someone, who was so broken, and lost, but He came and saved me.  He came, and taught me.  He held me.  I realize we all sin, and we all come short of His glory, so I want to be careful about judging.  But I know we are called to warn, as Ezekiel 33 KJV tells us, and that includes warning the righteous too, and I hope part of my message here is to warn you. don’t play with your salvation.  Make it right with God.  Fear Him.

But I know I have my part, and this is where some, misunderstand, but they don’t know God is a legal God.  When I hear messages, that shun, or undermine the law.  His laws. I shudder.  Because they are doing a disservice.  God did not flip flop from the old testament, to the New Testament.  He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The only law we are free from, is the law of sin and death.  Not HIS COMMANDMENTS!

FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.  ROMANS 8:2.  KING JAMES.  

I fear God.  And thats not taught either.  He does test us sometimes.  And when He does, He usually is silent….

COME AND HEAR, ALL YE THAT FEAR GOD, AND I WILL DECLARE WHAT HE HATH DONE FOR MY SOUL.  PSALMS 66:16 KJV.  

BUT HE KNOWETH THE WAY THAT I TAKE:  WHEN HE HATH TRIED ME, I SHALL COME FORTH AS GOLD.  JOB 23:10  KJV.  

See, there are consequences, to what we do on this earth, and I think its stupid, yes, I will be blunt.  Its stupid, to not embrace His plan of salvation.  Its stupid to think you have a license to sin.  And it will deceive you.

It is not complicated.  He is just trying to have a relationship with us.  But He has his ways, and He is not mocked.  His ways are of excellence.  He does not compromise on that.

Boy if I could hammer that one, I would, because so many in our world, mock Him.  Mock Christianity.  And they think they can get away with the dirty ugly deeds that they do, and they won’t.  There will be a price to pay.  Galatians 6:7 King James.  You know what to do….

See, Christ died on the cross for us, to take that penalty of sin away.  But if you mock it, if you ignore it, well you do your own soul a disservice.  You become your own enemy.  You let the enemy deceive you.  Because he knows his soul is bound for hell, but he wants to take as many with him, as possible.

But Christ, makes a way.  He is the way, the truth, and life.  Read it from a King James.  John 14:6.  See, I want you to search, His truths, thats what I did, and do.  Don’t just take my word for it, I challenge you to find the truth yourself.  Do not get lazy in your Christianity.  And then share it with others.

I just cannot understand, why folks would deny the plan of salvation.  Maybe they don’t understand it.  Maybe they have seen so many hypocritical Christians, that they think, I don’t want that.  I don’t blame them.  Neither do I.  In fact, the most pain, or hurt was from Christians that I trusted, and loved.  So no I understand. Perfectly.

But when you give your heart to Christ, you begin a relationship.  See, He does not lie.  He keeps His word.  He is not a man, that could do that.  So thats why getting to know Him, and what He says is so important.  This is why I constantly reiterate, and bring up using a King James bible, because it is His voice, not a man, who changed the word, to understand.  Because God gives you the understanding if you search for Him in a King James.  It is His voice, and to another, I will not follow.

MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME.  JOHN 10:27  KJV.  

AND A STRANGER WILL THEY NOT FOLLOW, BUT WILL FLEE FROM HIM:  FOR THEY KNOW NOT THE VOICE OF STRANGERS.  JOHN 10:5 KJV. 

Its not religion folks.  Remember this.  Religion is rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups.  They make mistakes, we see it all the time.  And I won’t name them.  By their religion.  But I don’t trust men, or people, (religion) for my salvation, or even to minister to me any more.  Sad huh?  No, I go to the source God Himself, and no one can comfort me, or teach me, instruct me, like He can.

So no, I have just learned, and maybe the hard way, that has produced fruit, is that its so important to build that relationship with God.  He did His part, and all I have to do is trust and obey.  Fear Him, because there will be consequences.  Don’t get in hot water, even though it can clean you up, and live for Him, because He died for me, and you.

I just know if I had not made that decision years ago, I probably would be dead, because I was on that path.  Sometimes, you have to stop at those cross roads, and look and see, and choose the old path, because if you choose the wide path, well, its a path that leads straight to hell.

THUS SAITH THE LORD, STAND YE IN THE WAYS, AND SEE, AND ASK FOR THE OLD PATHS.  WHERE IS THE GOOD WAY, AND WALK THEREIN, AND YE SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.  BUT THEY SAID, WE WILL NOT WALK THEREIN.  JEREMIAH 6:16 KJV.

Anyway, if I feel led to add more here I will, but for now, I just hope you make it right with Christ.  Heres a small prayer of salvation, if it will help.

Father, I know I am a sinner, and I come to you on my knees, humble.  Knowing Lord, I do not deserve your mercy, but I pray for it anyway.  I repent of my sins, sins, that I have known not to be right, but also for sins, I have no idea what was right or wrong in your sight.  Secret sins, I bring them to your throne, and repent.  I accept Christ as my Lord and savior.  I know He went to the cross, suffered, and died for me, to have this gift.  This gift of salvation.  It makes me sad, to know my sins, put Him on that cross.  But I am so thankful.  I don’t know if I can ever produce fruit for you, but I want to make sure my soul, has a place to go when I leave this earth, and when those books of life, are opened, I want the record to reflect that I knew you, and you knew me, and I made it right with you.  Lord, I just ask that you break the chains of bondage off of me.  Those things that have separated me from you.  Those things, that you consider as sin.  Spiritual curses.  Maybe even generational curses.  Take them off of me, by the blood of Jesus, I plead.  Change my heart.  Give me love, and help me to know you and love you.  Help me to love others too Lord.  Lord, I ask for life abundantly in Christ, because He died for me.  Help me Lord, I want to make it all right with you.  And have peace from now until the time, I stand before you. In Jesus name.  Amen.

Friend, if you prayed that prayer, I hope you document the date, and start growing on the vine with Christ.  You will make mistakes, but keep running to His throne.  We all do, but when we are wise enough to take things to heart, be accountable to Him, and yes others, we grow.  And thats what it is all about.

THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED.  ROMANS 10:9  KJV.  

Its your responsibility to keep the relationship going.  He did His part.  Do yours!

Never, ever be ashamed of Him.  It takes courage, to do so, but I won’t hide my light.  In fact, God gives me a boldness to confront things, because I acknowledge Him, and His ways, His truth, through Jesus.  And I know if I am ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of me, when I stand before Him, and His angels.

WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME AND OF MY WORDS IN THIS ADULTEROUS AND SINFUL GENERATION; OF HIM ALSO SHALL THE SON OF MAN BE ASHAMED, WHEN HE COMETH IN THE GLORY OF HIS FATHER WITH THE HOLY ANGELS.  MARK 8:38  KJV.  

I hope my thoughts here, kind of explain, about salvation, and how it affected me.  But just know, you will have your own testimony, your own story to tell others, to say, LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE FOR ME.  

It may be different, but you will start to see the difference, slowly perhaps, but you will see fruit, from God.  You will see the cleansing.  You will see your mind changed.  Things that you once desired, will repulse you, because the Holy Spirit, will quicken you.  I used to cuss so much, but thats one thing He took away from me too.  I get disgusted, when I see profanity.  Gee there are so many words to choose from in His truth, and a dictionary.    I learned, I am the temple of the living God….

This is true….

Oh well, all I know, is I am changed.  And I give Him glory for it.  And I thank Him, for my salvation.  What a gift, what a blessing.  It is Love.  Its my reassurance, in a world that does not offer that.  But He does.

Blessings, and love,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

WHAT SEPARATES US FROM GOD? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


PB030096.jpgWhat I am about to tell you is truth, but some are going to get angry.  Because they stand on one scripture, but they forget to look in the rest of the Bible.  And I am talking about a King James bible.  

This scripture, many take to heart, and they don’t think anything separates us from Christ.  They stand on it, and sadly they don’t see that there is more, that can separate us from Christ.  There is more to it….

WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST?  SHALL TRIBULATION, OR DISTRESS, OR PERSECUTION OR FAMINE, OR NAKEDNESS, OR PERIL OR SWORD?  NAY IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS, THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US. ROMANS 8:35-36.  KJV.

So, they will argue they will debate it.  They will twist it, and look for the loop hole in it.  

To defend that they can sin, that once saved is always, saved.  But its not.  They think their salvation is secure.  And they think they don’t have to worry about it.  Wrong. 

Friend, sin, separates us from God.  We serve a Holy God.  One without blemish.  And yes we can by the blood of Jesus, by repentance, by going to the cross, we can receive holiness. We can receive the promise of that above scripture.  

But if sin, is there, and it is not repented.  That scripture will not give you that promise, unless you repent.  Because if you have sinned, after receiving Christ, you will make your salvation null and void.  People do not like hearing that, but even in Ezekiel 33, we are told, to warn each other, and that includes a righteous person.  

Please look at this carefully.  Sometimes, we can miss it.  And there are many reasons, why we can miss it.  Perhaps, your Sunday school teacher did not address this, or the pastor.  Maybe you are using a corrupted bible, that has translated words, and meanings, so you don’t see it.  

But sin, separates us from God.  

BEHOLD THE LORDS HAND IS NOT SHORTENED, THAT IT CANNOT SAVE; NEITHER HIS EAR HEAVY, THAT IT CANNOT HEAR;  BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS, HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR.  Isaiah 59:1-2.  KJV.

The only cure for that is to repent.  

AND I GAVE HER SPACE TO REPENT OF HER FORNICATION; AND SHE REPENTED NOT.  BEHOLD I WILL CAST HER INTO A BED AND THEM THAT COMMIT ADULTERY WITH HER INTO GREAT TRIBULATION, EXCEPT THEY REPENT OF THEIR DEEDS.  Revelation 2:21-22.  KJV. 

Hope this helps you.  Maybe you repented, when you first accepted Christ.  But repentance, dear friends, should even be daily.  Because we all can miss it.  We all fall short of the glory of God.  We all sin, even when we don’t think we are.  Thats pride, if you think you are above all that.  Seriously.  

Blessings, Elena Ramirez 

  

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WHEN YOU DON’T AGREE WITH CHRISTIAN LEADERS IN POLITICS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Please look at that scripture in the above photo.  Look very closely.

When I was growing up, I was warned.  In matters of decorum, you don’t talk about politics, and you don’t talk about religion.

Well I threw that adage out the window a long time ago.  Because whether people want to agree or not, we need to see whats going on in our country.  And we need to talk about it.  With each other.

And the strange thing, is that politics are affected by the lack of wisdom, from someone, who does not have fear of God, in such matters.  I am not wincing words here.  You do not want to be deceived.  

I have seen enough in this election, to make me cringe, that Christian leaders who should have wisdom, and understanding of Gods ways, and truth are not supporting it.  They are not vocal about it.  

And in fact, are doing and saying things, that are the opposite of Gods truth, and are greatly influencing others.  They think because they have the forum, and the power, they can say, what they want, and not have any consequences, concerning that.  But they forget there is a judgment day for all of us.

Well that kind of endorsing, is wrong thinking on any Christians part.  Because we do all have a responsibility to know Gods truth, to know what God says in a matter, and not to align ourselves with someone, who should know better.  Or someone who purposely, disregards God, and His truth.

Politics are affected by these matters.  Now I don’t like using the word religion, because it always gives a connotation about a group, or a particular ideology.  But what I do refer it to, is to my relationship with Christ, that I have from my King James Bible, and prayer.  And yes, I look at the fruit of someone in politics.   This is wisdom.  Without, trying to enforce anything on anybody.

Bully tactics, are something, we should look at.  And avoid. Because well, it goes totally against who we are as Christians.  Christ, has never called us to enforce something on someone. He does not even take His word, and hit us on the head with it.  He gives us a choice.  Free will.  But if we do not choose Him, well we choose wrong.

Many of you may be like me, where you are disappointed, in who some of our Christian leaders are now a days…

You think they should not support or endorse someone who has shown time, and time again, fruit that is not Christ like.  To say the least.

Well, its time for you to stand up, where you are, with what you got.  Your King James Bible, which is truth, and not corrupted, and stand and make a stand for the Kingdom of God, and yes for your country.

I believe prayer, is something, we need to begin doing more of.  Myself included.  And to pray repentant.  Because more then ever, we are seeing the fruit of this in our country.  The sins, that we have allowed, over, and over again.  Including abortion.  But we do need to pray.  For Gods wisdom for our leaders, including those Christian leaders who let us down.  And we need to pray, for guidance, from God and yes forgiveness.

But, concerning Christian leaders who have displayed a parting of Gods truth.  I briefly want to say, when I feel that way, I am careful not to pray with them, or agree with them. You see, there is an anointing, that flows from the top and makes a covenant with someone in matters. This is why I would choose to have a Godly president, over someone who does not.

So when I see someone who is in the body of Christ choose someone, I don’t agree with, well that red alert or red flag is revealed. Its not that I don’t walk in love. Its not that I would even want to start an argument. Its a matter of choosing sides.

Gods side, and everything He says. Or what the enemy might choose.

You see, loyalty is very important to God.  Being right in His sight.  Its far more better then voting, against your conscience.

When we choose to align ourselves, even in prayer with someone, we do not agree with, what does that say to God?

Now we must, especially in these times, be careful, who we align ourselves with. We must ask God for wisdom.

I just think its wise, for myself anyway, not to align myself with someone, who has displayed in conversation or support, to someone who has gone against everything Christ has taught us. Either we obey God, or we don’t. Be careful who you pray with, and agree with.

Since, I cannot be a hypocrite, strange I got tested in this matter.  And what I have learned, even in this, is pray, people are not deceived.  Pray people get the blinders off of their eyes.  Because the enemy will use people, even people, who have a form of light, and they are true darkness.  Remember the enemy was light.  He can transform himself.  Pray you are not deceived.  Pray for those who are.  

Be careful to be prayerful in matters, more then ever for our country.  I just feel the Lord prompting me more to work on my own love walk.  To avoid strife.  To take on Christ more in my communications, and to avoid arguments, that are just meant to be a snare, to my soul.

After hearing another Christian leader give an endorsement, this is my thought:

Plz don’t tell me you cannot judge someone’s heart. After they have spoken evil! Did we forget what Christ taught us? Are we going to let the blind lead us?

I FOLLOW CHRIST NOT MAN!

“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
Matthew 15:14 KJV

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”
Luke 6:45 KJV

In conclusion:  I just feel led to also remind you to be in prayer for our country more so. To remind you, that you have the ability to be a vessel for the Lord.  To work on our love walk. To avoid the spirit of strife that comes from some who really have no sense of truth. Pray for people, but don’t strike up a friendship with, someone who really is friends with strife. Someone, who really just wants to argue. That kind of self confidence, is evil.  

Be careful friends, blessings, and love in Christ.  May God be glorified, and I believe in miracles.  For the United States of America. 

Elena Ramirez

MAKE NO FRIENDSHIP WITH AN ANGRY MAN; AND WITH A FURIOUS MAN THOU SHALT NOT GO: LEST THOU LEARN HIS WAYS, AND GET A SNARE TO THY SOUL. BE NOT THOU ONE OF THEM THAT STRIKE HANDS, OR OF THEM THAT ARE SURETIES FOR DEBTS. PROVERBS 22:24:26. KJV.

 

TED CRUZ SAID VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE! (WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?) ~By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

I loved this thought, that came from dear Mr. Cruz.  Yes, I admire this man greatly.  He is a man of great integrity, conviction, and stands for that which is right.  I admire him, because he stands his ground.  He is not a people pleaser.  He is I believe a man who wants to please God.  He knows who he is by his integrity.  This is why I am sad, he is not our nominee.  

But that thought of his is the talk of today.  And it causes us all to think.  So why? What does that mean, to vote your conscience?

I love getting to the root of things.  Thats always been my nature, to understand.  Why people, say what they do?  What is the foundation of something said.  The root, determines far more then what may be implied in anything.  Because it reveals the very soul of someone.  Don’t scratch the surface, get to the root of it!  Why waste your time, pondering?  Go to the top, the wisdom that God gives.  Does it come from God or satan?  You can know if you truly seek God.  If you read holy word.  

Christ told us, that we would be known by the words we speak.  We would be judged by those same words.  And out of the abundance of the heart, we do speak.  Scripture (paraphrasing) tells us we have power of life and death in our tongues, and we eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21. That last scripture is enough to give pause to consider what we do say.  

I think Mr. Cruz thought about what he should say.  He knew he had if anything to prove to himself, and God, he had a responsibility as a leader to tell us how to vote.  By the conscience.

The conscience.  The sense, these are principles, principles God has given us to establish to know the difference.  To guide us, to give us wisdom.  To give discernment between good and evil.

So to vote your conscience.  Hmmm.  Lets get to the root of that.  Without actually endorsing anyone, without saying anything further about someones character, or the lack of it.  

To get to the root of it, you need to look at the fruit.  To look at the soul of someone.  You have to see, what someones words are based on.  Is it truth?  Or is it a lie?  How did they get to the foundation they have?  Is it based on God, or is it on satan?  Is it love or is it hate?  Is it good, or is it evil?

You see, thats just the way it is going to be.  Its not in-between, or at a half way mark. With God, its choose this day, whom you will serve.  God does not play games with us.  He tells us to choose whom we will serve.

I CALL HEAVEN AND EARTH TO RECORD THIS DAY AGAINST YOU, THAT I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH, BLESSING AND CURSING, THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE, THAT BOTH THOU AND THY SEED MAY LIVE.  DEUTERONOMY 30:19 KJV.  

And whether you want to choose or not, is really irrelevant, because by not choosing, you can choose evil.  By not standing up for good, by being lukewarm, so to speak, God will spit you out.  See Christ’s last words to us, in Revelation 3. Of a KJV. Because even in these scriptures he is reminding us, yes, salvation could be at stake by not repenting. He tells us let no man take your crown!

Repentance, is always the key to clearing the slate with God.  Always, don’t ever forget that!  It will clear your conscience.  It will clear your soul, it will make you right with God.  Repentance is admitting you have sinned, that you have made mistakes, by not basing your “conscience” your soul on Christ.  It is the sweetest cleansing, you ever can receive, because it will clear the slate, and clean your robes.

See, God is giving us all a chance on this earth to choose.  And so you have to know what your “conscience” is based on.  You have to know what source, as the foundation, does your thoughts come from to vote.

Is it good, is it truth, is it love, is it pure, and holy, submitting totally to God?  In obedience, in fear of God.  Yes, fear, people don’t like that word, but see, if you fear God, you choose wisely.  So your conscience, does not fear anybody else, but God Himself, to prove to Him, your own alliance.  To please God. 

The conscience.  That little voice, that gut instinct, that sense you might call common sense, is always based on good or evil.  God or the devil.  And to know that, is to learn to fine tune it.  You can always trust it, if its based on God. 

It tells you what is right, it tells you what is wrong.  But if the foundation of it, is not based on God totally, well it will be wrong.  But the principle is in its place.  If you have not made Christ Lord, and savior, you will be ruled by the principle, that comes from the devil.  Theres no in-between here again.

Thats why I am so careful with the Bible I choose.  I choose the King James. To choose something, that has not been corrupted, or compromised, because I truly want to be on the same page with God.  He does not change, we do.  So my thoughts, will reflect the mind of Christ.  According to His word.  Not my thoughts, not satans thoughts.  But God almighty.

But it is a choice.  So, to vote your conscience, is a choice.  This is America.  Beautiful America, the land of the free.  But how long will that be, if we do not choose Gods ways?  We may very well learn.  This is who we are as a nation.  Free. We have freedom, our whole nation is on the foundation of freedom, but in God we trust.  

Some of us trust in God anyway.

So only you can answer the question as to where your “conscience” is based on.  Only you, can determine, to know if you are right are wrong, but remember, you will be judged by what you choose.

We will all stand before God.  For the choices we make, including how we vote.  It is recorded in the book of life.  But ask yourself, is your name in the Lambs book of life?  That book, that has no stain on it.  Cleansed by the sacrifice of Christ.  

Without telling you who to vote for, to vote your conscience, means you are voting because you have freedom.  But remember, that freedom, in our nation, will produce, fruit.  It will produce a consequence.  Either for good or evil.  God or satan.

So be careful how you vote.  Be careful what you base it on.  Be careful, that you see the root of someones character, to know, is it good, is it evil?

I think we have seen enough to know.  At this point.  But if you do not know, ask God.  Come to His throne humble.  Repentant.  Seeking truth.  He will show you.  He is awesome when it comes to things like that, so He deserves glory and honor and praise as I even write this.  I know.  There is none like God, and sometimes, you wonder.  But He is on the throne.  No matter who is President.  

The rest is up to you, and yes God, for it is always in His hands.  Who is your choice to vote for?  It may mean you don’t vote.  And thats another topic, between good and evil, and evil is still evil.  And good is still good.  Thanks be to God. 

Remember God sees your vote.  What is your conscience based on?  As you vote?  Or do not vote?  Your an American, know the difference! 

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

 

LOVE MAKES EVERY THING GROW ~BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ


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So I have a strange dilemma. I have a neighbor, who is not always nice to me. In fact, I think I downright annoy her. She is short with me, and barely says hello. And well, I could react with that in return. But I try, I always try. To be nice, friendly, and kind.

I have noticed the last few times, when they go on vacation, they have not requested, or asked for us to water their flowers. I kind of think she thinks, I will just do it, but then when they come home, she really does not thank me, or us. But her flowers are alive.

So, they just took off yesterday, hubby was outside when they left. He asked as they loaded their trailer, and boat, how long they would be gone? They said Thursday. He said he asked, because that would have been a great time, to say hey, can you watch the house? Can you water our flowers. That was his way of trying to get a courtesy. But no, nothing was asked.

So common sense told me don’t water her flowers. And I feel like sure, I could let the flowers die, but what good would it do? It might teach her a lesson, to communicate, but by then the relationship we have would be at a worse strain. I could be that person and just look the other way. But thats not who I am.

So I have this saying on my wall. And I am praying for guidance, and I think, what would Christ do? And it came to me, water the flowers. Why? Because I see those flowers every day, out my window. I don’t have the heart to look at something and let it die, if I can save it.

Just like Christ, I want to save people. He is my example. Maybe thats why I am always reminding all of us to repent. To know, that we have to clean the slate with Christ. Maybe thats why, because love does things that don’t always seem like the right choice. But do we not know, Gods ways are not our ways?

I am not going to tell her I watered them. I am not asking for thanks. But I am going to just try and do things that love requires, that is not always the norm. I am not going to ask her to ask me to water her flowers. If she cannot see the error of her own ways, thats between her and God. In just being a courteous neighbor. You can’t make people do anything. But I can pray, and I pray God bless them.

Oh well. I may not see the fruit of it in others lives. But I can look out my window, and see those flowers are alive. Because I love, and love makes all things grow.  

In Christ, Elena Ramirez

 

https://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com

PLAYING THE RACE CARD MAKES YOU A RACIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

Playing the race card, makes you a racist.  And if you play that card, don’t be surprised, if the door swings back and hits you.  

Sadly, we look at someone who is a racist, and we hate, the injustice of it.  Usually, it is because someone, who is mean spirited, and hateful, that does terrible things to others.  Because of their race.  Do you see the full circle of it?  It causes hate.  Which is not good.  

Well, the sad thing, is when you start demanding your rights, because of your race.  And you pull out that race card.  Whether good, or bad, for your race, it is the same principle.  It makes you a racist.  I don’t care, what color you are.  That makes you a racist.

Hollywood, right now, is having a boycott.  During the Academy Awards.  By two famous, married actors.  And other high profile personalities.  Because of their race.  Because they did not get recognized.  Did you notice I am not mentioning them by their race?

I am not in hollywood.  I don’t play by those politics.  Or rules of engagement.  But, my goodness, what a gifted actor he is, and what a beautiful woman she is.  And they have had more opportunities, then me, or even the average person.  

I have always fought discrimination.  But in a different way.  By trying to make myself a better person.  By being a Christian.  By learning the characteristics and ways of my God, and His Son, our Lord Jesus.

I am Hispanic. The stereo types of my nationality, of my race, have always put me at a disadvantage, when it comes to ignorant people.  From looking at you, to see if you only speak Spanish.  Or stereo type you by wearing a sombrero, or whatever.  When people even address, you by your name, and tell you, if you are “legal” you should vote for a certain person.  

This just happened to me yesterday.  Where I was in a discussion, on a political post.  For Ted Cruz.  And I called that person out, and I gave them a piece of my mind.  I write out conversations often to record my quotes, and thoughts, and this is what I said in this one.:

“Go somewhere else, another country!  With that discrimination, that is just like “the candidate you support running for office.”  But how dare you tell me this by my name!  Let me inform you, educate you.  You moron.  I am an American.  Fourth generation. That means my ancestors were Americans by birth.  It also means I am probably more American because of my indigenous roots.  This is what is wrong with your candidates agenda and fools that follow that kind of agenda.  You are prejudiced, and it shows.  I have nothing further to say to your lack of class and intelligence.  Have a nice day.”  

My response, and I can say it myself.  Sounds harsh.  Maybe not even the Christian way.  I am a Christian but I am not perfect.  And I understand the injustice of racism.  My parents, told me at an early age, what racism did to them being in the Eisenhower era, and he rounded up Hispanics.  And shipped them back to Mexico.

I have seen myself, being denied, respect, by my race, even in the Corporate business world.  And yes, it makes me angry.  But even though I may get angry, and I may give you a piece of my mind, I still want to take a higher road.  And sadly, yes, there are many ignorant, prejudiced people.  Who hate.  They hate by the race, by the package someone comes in.  

Martin Luther King, had a beautiful thought, when he said, and I am paraphrasing, “I want to be judged by the integrity, and character of who I am”.  He was a man of God.  And I know with compassion, because history tells us, of so many atrocities, that have been done because of race.  My heart breaks when I see, how it destroys someones confidence, because of mean people who are racists.  It is ugly.

So many, have actually used genocide, to wipe away a people, a culture, a race.  Jews, suffered greatly because of this.  But they don’t hate.  Now, what they do, is defend themselves as they should, but they don’t put people down.  They are a good example of what to do as well.  They fight back now.  

And if you have to fight, then fight right, by doing what is right in the sight of God.  God is love.  And we are to have the characteristics of Christ in love.  

But scripture also tells us, He is not a respecter of persons.  Maybe, if I did not have my American upbringing, knowing the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and my Christian upbringing, I may have just not said anything.  I may have let that lady mock me, and insult me.  But something rose in me, because I know God is not a respecter of persons.  

Acts 10:34 King James.  THEN PETER OPED HIS MOUTH, AND SAID, OF A TRUTH I PERCEIVE THAT GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS:

That means, He loves us all the same.  He looks at what we do, if we have accepted Christ as Lord and savior.  He looks, to see, if we repent.  For we ALL sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  He looks at our souls.  What do we have in our souls?  And if you are a racist, maybe you should see, by His example, that you should repent.  

So why should we be racists?  Why should any of us, take that kind of vision, that does not come from God?  Especially even now, I see it in this political campaigns of some.  

For even our King James bibles, and history tell us of wars, between people, and cultures.  

Do I want to engage in battle, over racial issues?  No.  

And I think we have a choice.  But we better look at who we like, why we like them, and are we someone, who wants to demand and play the racist card, because of race?  

I will defend you, if I see someone discriminated by their race.  Thats just my nature.  The big sister, who did not have a big sister to defend her.  But I like that same kind of defense.  We need to look out for one another.  We need to speak up.  We need to say, thats wrong.  Especially if we are Christians.  

I hope Hollywood, finds some kind of peace in this, but, again, I can only speak for myself.  I am a writer, I am a Christian writer.  I am an American.  Born and raised.  

But none of that means anything, unless I can write.  And prove it to God and others, that I write to serve my God.  But its not by the race card, I am playing to get recognition, or to even get a job.  Or getting a book deal.

Its by knowing what God says by my King James bible.  A true and holy word, that is not corrupted by men, or publishers.  It is…Applying it to my life, and to others.  Anything else is vanity.  Its being puffed up, and it is not worthy of recognition.  

For, it is taking, a gift of words, a knowledge that I have strived to learn, and commanding them to good use, for the Kingdom of God.  

With love, for myself, for you, for others….

Just as I am now, with….

Just my thoughts.  

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez