THE TIMES WHEN YOU NEED TO WAIT ON THE LORD, BE STILL, HOLD YOUR GROUND, AND BE STUBBORN ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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LEAD ME IN THY TRUTH, AND TEACH ME:  FOR THOU ART THE GOD OF MY SALVATION; ON THEE DO I WAIT ALL THE DAY.  PSALMS 25:5 KJV. 

There are times, when one must wait on the Lord, be still, hold your ground, and be stubborn.  Because these are times of testing.  These are times of endurance.  These are times, of growth, where you are adamant, to believe the promises of God.

And believe me, I know, God tests us.

See, it is easy to give up.  It is easy, to back down.  And frankly, who wants to face battles, or spiritual battles, and be in a situation, where you are challenged?  

BUT GOD!….

I grew up fighting.  Did I want to?  No, the first time, I was challenged, I wanted to back down, and run away.  But something, within, told me, I had to fight, or I could not face myself.  And that was as a very young child.  I had to respect myself, or I knew, no one else would respect me.  

Now, I know, there are times, I do have to fight, but in a different way, sometimes, where I wait on the Lord, hold my ground, and be stubborn, because of who God is.  Because He sees me.  Because He tests me.  And because I have seen Him fight my battles.  But I only win, the battle on my knees to God. 

I will be the first to admit, when I look at my own track record, I have made some terrible mistakes, for love, for friendship, for my own personal desires.  And I have paid the price, I have reaped terribly in some areas.  Because it was sin. 

It has made me seek God, all the more.  It has made me want to please Him, even when I don’t understand, why?  Or how, or His ways.

LET INTEGRITY AND UPRIGHTNESS PRESERVE ME FOR I WAIT ON THEE.  PSALMS 25:21  KJV.  

This poor judgement on my part, has brought me to my knees, repenting, pleading with God.  I have prayed for some things that in my life, that did not prosper.  And many times, I have regretted, not being successful in certain matters.  But it is not over, until God says it is over.  

Even now, I have felt challenged, and I want to be gracious in a certain matter.  But that would be weakness.  That would be defeating the cause, in which God has made.  In this test.  

WAIT ON THE LORD: BE OF GOOD COURAGE, AND HE SHALL STRENGTHEN THINE HEART:  WAIT I SAY ON THE LORD.  PSALMS 27:14  KJV.

And I have felt the Lord, speak to my heart, and tell me NO! Do not give in.  Do not betray yourself.  Do not betray me.  Do not open up communication.  Do not try and make a way.  Do not! Do not be weak in this matter.  You are right, now follow through.  Do not concede, or give up, do not fail!  

And I won’t get into the details…..  

But I have to be stubborn in this matter.  Because it is a spiritual matter.  As much as I love, in this, I have to do whats right in the sight of God.  I have to be loyal to God first.  I have to wait on Him.  I have to hold my ground.  I have to be stubborn. I have to prove my love to Him.  In this test.

REST IN THE LORD, AND WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM:  FRET NOT THYSELF BECAUSE OF HIM WHO PROSPERETH IN HIS WAY, BECAUSE OF THE MAN WHO BRINGETH WICKED DEVICES TO PASS.  CEASE FROM ANGER, AND FORSAKE WRATH:  FRET NOT THYSELF IN ANY WISE TO DO EVIL.  FOR EVIL DOERS SHALL BE CUT OFF:  BUT THOSE THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.  PSALMS 37:7-9  KJV. 

I know the battle is His.  I just have to be obedient to God.  I just have to submit to God, and resist the devil.  And when I do, I tell God this.  And when I tell him that, I actually renounce the devil, his enemy, and God fights my battles.

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

BECAUSE OF HIS STRENGTH WILL I WAIT UPON THEE;  FOR GOD IS MY DEFENCE.  PSALMS 59:9  KJV.

Do you see, where I get my strength? It is in obedience to God.  Its in proving my self to him.  By waiting on the Lord, being still, holding my ground, and being stubborn, because of Him.  

I must avoid pride.  I must avoid, wanting power.  Or money.  Or anything that is ungodly.  I must avoid any kind of spiritual nonsense, that does not come from His throne.  Even if they claim, they come in the name of the Lord.  I will know them, by their fruit.  I must avoid anything that is not of God. Or not in the nature of who HE is.  Being careful about being distracted.  Focus on Christ, and never letting go of His hand.  NEVER!

I must avoid any characteristic of the enemy, or I will be my own worst enemy.  I must walk in love, forgiving, and embracing all of the promises of God.  

When my inner voice, that is not always in tune to Gods promises, tells me negative things.  I must rebuke it in the name of Jesus.  Deny the lies from the enemy!  And claim the promises of God.  By writing them, speaking them, praying them and embracing God, for He does not lie.  So my inner voice will always be in tune with God.  This is my responsibility, this is my soul, and I must nurture it in Christ, and good King James truth, that is holy, and powerful, in discernment, to avoid….The lies that come from the enemy.  So this is why…

WAIT ON THE LORD, AND KEEP HIS WAY, AND HE SHALL EXALT THEE TO INHERIT THE LAND; WHEN THE WICKED ARE CUT OFF, THOU SHALT SEE IT.  PSALMS 37:34  KJV. 

I give God all the Glory, Honor, and Praise.  Because of who HE is.  Because of what HE did on that cross for me, and you.  That breaks the curses, every time.  That precious blood of Jesus that I plead.  And so I will not compromise that, in any way.  It is in holiness, that makes a way.  For Christ is the way, the truth, and life.  

I WILL PRAISE THEE FOREVER, BECAUSE THOU HAST DONE IT: AND I WILL WAIT ON THY NAME; FOR IT IS GOOD BEFORE THY SAINTS.  PSALMS 52:9  KJV.  

This is why I am adamant about the word I use, this is why, I will not compromise.  When I err, and I do, I repent.  I don’t let it pile up, any more, into more disobedience.  I refuse to compromise my soul, my future, my life in playing with my salvation, or playing with spiritual matters.

I fear God.

And I just know, that right now, I will submit to God in all matters, and let Him, do the fighting.  I am keeping my peace, and I will not be struggling, in my mind, as the battle.  

I will accept the will of God.  I will, trust God, and I will obey God, in my matters, of just waiting on Him, being still, holding my ground and stubborn.  

I hope this blesses you somehow. As I close, and praise and thank God.

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SAVE US, O LORD, OUR GOD, AND GATHER US FROM AMONG THE HEATHEN, TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THY HOLY NAME, AND TO TRIUMPH IN THY PRAISE.  

PSALM 106:47.  KJV.   

 

In Christ, Elena Ramirez 

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GOD IS HEALING YOUR WOUNDS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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FOR I WILL RESTORE HEALTH UNTO THEE, AND I WILL HEAL THEE OF THY WOUNDS, SAITH THE LORD, BECAUSE THEY CALLED THEE AN OUTCAST, SAYING THIS IS ZION, WHOM NO MAN SEEKETH AFTER.  JEREMIAH 30:17  KJV.  

What a beautiful promise, from God. Thank you Lord, I sure feel like I can relate to this.  So I will receive that.  

Spiritual wounds, emotional wounds, we can get them.  We can even get them after we have been saved.  By our Lord, Jesus.  But He is not the one who wounds us. 

Wounds from people, family, friends.  

These wounds sometimes, do not manifest themselves right away, but something can trigger a wound, to be exposed, and the bleeding starts all over again.

I have dealt with emotional wounds, myself, and I have had some wounds open up again.  Where, I just seem to really be my own worse enemy.  

WOE IS ME FOR MY HURT! MY WOUND IS GRIEVIOUS; BUT I SAID TRULY THIS IS A GRIEF, AND I  MUST BEAR IT.  JEREMIAH 10:19  KJV.  

It sometimes is a  learned behavior sometimes, and well, we really do have to look at our Lord, for guidance in these matters.  We have to see, what we are doing.

For me, I am a warrior.  In a lot of ways, but I have to be so careful about that, because it is not healthy always to be in that mode.  Things sometimes have triggered that in me, and many friends, or people do not understand that, so they keep their distance, and yet I sure could use a good friend now and then.  

But at this point, lately friends seem to elude me.  I have lost a lot of friends lately, who do not want anything to do with me.  I don’t blame them.  I respect people, in the sense, that I don’t chase them either.   But that has wounded me.  

ALL MY INWARD FRIENDS ABHORRED ME: AND THEY WHOM I LOVED ARE TURNED AGAINST ME.  JOB 19:19  KJV

See, I try to offer grace with their own wounds.  But when grace is not extended to me, I can let go.  Yet, I have to study myself, and I have to see, where I have gone wrong.  And I know sometimes, I can see, that I am not flexible.  I have made mistakes in friendship. Being too blunt. And yes being blunt can hurt others.  Though, that was not my intention.  So I repent. But when you believe in something, like I do in God, I cannot compromise that.  So, it makes me lose friends.  

TO HIM THAT IS AFFLICTED PITY SHOULD BE SHEWED FROM HIS FRIEND; BUT HE FORSAKETH THE FEAR OF THE ALMIGHTY.  JOB 6:14  KJV

So, I rely on God, He is my greatest friend.  In fear of God.  But I do pray for these friends, who have seemed to have walked away from me.  

AND THE LORD TURNED THE CAPTIVITY OF JOB, WHEN HE PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS:  ALSO THE LORD GAVE JOB TWICE AS MUCH AS HE HAD BEFORE.  JOB 42:10  KJV. 

I have learned, sometimes God will use people, to help us, heal our wounds.  But sometimes, its best, to keep your distance as well from toxic people, or people, who do not understand, you’re calling, you, or your own wounds.  

When I was younger, and I had walked away from God, those were the toughest years of my life, because I did not have God in my life.  People don’t understand, when they choose to eliminate God from their life, they are actually choosing, to let the enemy in.  His goal, is to kill, steal, and destroy.   He wants to wound you.  He wants to stop the plan God has in your life.  He wants to distract you.  

We have to see, God did not intend that to be.  He intended for us, to rely on Him, to have a life abundantly, we must do things His way.  His ways, are not meant to control us, or for him to fence us in.  But when you seek Him, in obedience, it does go well.  He gives us a choice.  He is a gentleman, He does not make us do anything.  But you have to choose Him.  

I just want to encourage you to seek God.  Truly seek Him.  Stop, look at what you are doing to yourself.  Don’t let old habits in. I am writing this for myself as well today.

I feel wounded lately.   As an American, a Patriot, I have felt the need to fight. There are things going on in our nation right now with this wall, that is causing me to fight.  To fight for our country, for truth, for hypocrisy, to go away, and yet, I have to pray more.  I hate seeing people be so mean.  To our President, to others, and I hate seeing division.  So I have been fighting.  My goodness, though, it seems to bring out the worse in me lately. 

My wounds, my own personal struggles, seem to be getting in the way, and I realize only God can take care of myself, and our country.

When I realized, I needed God a few years back.  I cried out to Him.  He came to me.  I sensed, the Lord, binding my feet, putting me on His shoulder.  So I could get to know Him.  To hear His voice. I sensed Him, taking salve, and putting  it on my wounds.  Cleaning the wounds.  

Now this is something I want you to take to heart.  But He reminded me, that my problems happened, because I had walked away.  Not because He left me.  It was as if, He was teaching me the lesson, to never do that again.  And I will not.  We are like little lambs, we can wander off, but I realize for me, I will never and can never leave His side.

There is an enemy.  Who wants to distract you.  To take your eyes off of Jesus.  To look at your wounds.  Instead of God.  Then you could have a pity party, and that’s not healthy, or good for you.  Because you will be in that party all by yourself.  

We may not always understand.  But we have to do our part in obeying God.  Seeking Him.  Departing from things, people, that may not always have that sense of who God is, and let not their toxicity get in you.  Especially in those wounds that are open.  See the enemy will use people, even people you love.  

It becomes a wound.  If you are not aware of it.  I sense this for me, anyway.  

I must stay close to my Lord.  And maybe someday, like even today, I can let the Lord heal my wounds, and I can stay close to Him, and really see myself bear fruit for Him, in love as well.  

I just want to encourage you.  I know, Gods ways are not our ways.  And sometimes, we say and think, if God loved me, why do I go through these things?  

Because friend, in these times, we are tested, we can also grow, we can also change to understand, why and who He is, and sometimes, if we are not “wounded” we cannot become who we are meant to be by Him.  He prunes us.  He corrects us. Whom He loves, He corrects.  He loves me.  But sometimes it hurts.  

He loves you too.  

God bless you, I pray your wounds, are healed.  In Jesus name.  Amen. 

 

 

Elena Ramirez 

WHEN YOU LIE YOU WILL BELIEVE THE LIE (THE SPIRIT OF DELUSION) By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0835.jpegHave you ever noticed double minded people, lie?  They are here there, and every where.  Not consistent.  And I guess it is discernment, that the Lord gives me, but I see through liars.  

Oh it may take some time, but the truth does come out.  Because they are delusional.  

Things don’t add up.  Too many inconsistencies.  One thing is said here, and there, but then something else is done.  It’s a lie.  

King James scripture says: 

II Thessalonians 2:11 KJV 

AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE.  

If you participate in lying, did you know that comes from the devil himself?

Remember Adam and Eve?  Remember in the garden the first lie was when the devil lied to Eve?  

NOW THE SERPENT WAS MORE SUBTIL THAN ANY BEAST OF THE FIELD WHICH THE LORD GOD HAD MADE.  AND HE SAID UNTO THE WOMAN, YEA, HATH GOD SAID, YE SHALL NOT EAT OF EVERY TREE OF THE GARDEN?  AND THE WOMAN SAID UNTO THE SERPENT, WE MAY EAT OF THE FRUIT OF THE TREES OF THE GARDEN:  BUT OF THE FRUIT OF THE TREE WHICH IS IN THE MIDST OF THE GARDEN, GOD HATH SAID, YE SHALL NOT EAT OF IT, NEITHER SHALL YE TOUCH IT, LEST YE DIE.  AND THE SERPENT SAID UNTO THE WOMAN, YE SHALL NOT SURELY DIE:  FOR GOD DOTH KNOW THAT IN THE DAY YE EAT THEREOF, THEN YOUR EYES SHALL BE OPENED, AND YE SHALL BE AS GODS, KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL.  GENESIS 3:1-5  King James Holy bible. 

Oh that old devil is deceptive.  He deceived Eve, and lied, and said, that they would not die.  They did not know what dying was all about.  But God was not mocked, and you know I always say this, but if only they had gone back to God, confirmed what was said, between God and the devil, and the truth would have come out.  

We can still do that.  Go to God.   God does not want us to know different entities, different spirits.  But some folks, go to their psychic, and fortune teller, or they look at astrology.  These things offend God.  

Eve did not understand, even about dying. But she believed the lie, and then and there the spirit of delusion was born.  To deceive her, and you know if you look at just these few verses, we can understand God.  That spirit of delusion can leave. 

We can understand, how important obedience is, and truth.  To God is, in that giving Him glory.  Another thing the devil wants to steal and lie about.

See, if she knew the truth, by trusting God to begin with, and obeying, she would not have sinned.  She would have spared us all the curse of a lie.  But that curse pops up now and then, if we are not in the truth.

I strive for truth.  I know it hurts sometimes, but I strive for it, because my Lord Jesus died on the cross, to set me free, from lies.  The truth sets us free.  And He did set me free.  So I will not participate in a lie.  I don’t want to be in any kind of spiritual bondage, that causes delusion, by a lie.  

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

So if I know truth, I won’t play that game of lying.  To myself, or to others.  I have lost a lot of friends, because of the truth I speak.  Oh it grieves me.  But I don’t play games.  And I don’t lie to myself, because you know what? God sees.  

And that spirit of delusion, comes on people, when they lie.  When they reject truth, when they call evil good, and good evil.  They are delusional.  I see it in our country as well now. But woe, unto them….

WOE UNTO THEM THAT CALL EVIL GOOD, AND GOOD EVIL:   THAT PUT DARKNESS FOR LIGHT, AND LIGHT FOR DARKNESS; THAT PUT BITTER FOR SWEET, AND SWEET FOR BITTER.  Isaiah 5:20  KJV.  

The spirit of delusion, because they reject Gods truth, and our country, causes them to be delusional.  It is sad to see with friends, or with anyone.  

There is a cure.  It’s Jesus.  And you just have to see, that the lie, is not worth losing your soul over.  That as much as it may hurt, you need to be honest. Stop the lying to yourself and others.  And there is no such thing as a little lie. 

You need to see who God is first of all, recognize that when you lie, that spirit comes from the devil himself.  That the spirit of delusion, you have, is because you believe a lie. And participate in lying.  

DRAW NIGH TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NIGH TO YOU.  CLEANSE YOUR HANDS, YE SINNERS, AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE MINDED.  JAMES 4:8.  KJV.  

You have to snap out of it.  You have to stop believing the lie.  Or it will make you delusional.  You have to be honest with yourself and others.  

That spirit of delusion, will make you double minded.  

A DOUBLE MINDED MAN IS UNSTABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS.  JAMES 1:8 KJV. 

And I don’t trust double minded people.  I have met so many of them, and I don’t play their games.  People, I have loved, have believed the lie.  And it grieves me, but it is what it is.  They go into denial.  Or they freak out.  They hate you for the truth.  

It takes courage, to speak truth, to live truth, and to reject a lie.  Believe me I know.  Its not easy, but I would rather live in His truth, that sets me free, then to confuse myself, or my spirit, or my life.  That would then be a domino effect and affect others.  No.  

This is how I choose to live, because Christ promised me life, and life abundantly.  And this is what I embrace.  It has set me free.  

And I will tell you one more place, to stop believing the lie at.  In other fake bible versions.  See you are not on the same page, with God, if you are believing a lie, that the devil has used to deceive you.  See these books, have been changed.  Corrupted, compromised, and the spirit you get is part truth, part lie.  They are not holy.  

This is based on three scriptures, you can look up yourself.  Deuteronomy 4:2,  Proverbs 30:5-6, and Revelation 22:18-19  KJV.  These scriptures tell us don’t change or add to His word.  Don’t take the holiness out, of Gods word, because they are lies.  Don’t use those fake bibles, because you will never find the truth. 

Look them up yourself, start with the truth there, in a King James.  And repent for the lies.  Be free, let the truth set you free.  Stop the lying, stop the spirit of delusion.  For yourself, and others.  Because of what Christ did for you. 

Blessings, and love,

In Christ, 

Elena Ramirez 

SOMETIMES THERE ARE NO SECOND CHANCES WITH GOD AND PEOPLE… ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_1485.jpgSometimes, there are no second chances with God, and people.  As I write this, I sense a bit of anger.  And so I want to be careful with this.  For the glory of God.  

I just see it so clearly right now.  I just see, how life, the life God gives to us, should not be wasted.  I have wasted life.  In so many ways.  I did not know better.  But, maybe, what I can share with you, may bring insight.

And its not over, till God says its over.  But when it is over, there are no second chances, folks, with God or with people.  

Sometimes we just have to see it, and grasp the moment.  For some, I pray, you grasp this.  

For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.  Proverbs 4:2.  King James….  

See God is giving us good doctrine, to guide us, to teach us, to instruct us, and show us who He is.  That I see as King James word, but some folks, waste their time, using corrupt doctrine, and they forsake HIS laws, that tell us don’t change His word.  Because it is holy word.  And corrupt word, does not have the same affect or anointing.  

Or if one gets lazy, and does not seek God, what does that say?  Thats pride.  Thats saying, I can do it on my own. Thats just wrong.  

The world, has denied God, so are we going to go with the world?  I hope not.  See the enemy of God, wants you to miss it.  And there are lots of ways, the enemy distracts us.  Get close to God, so you get another chance.      

But you have to see, what kind of relationship do you have with God.  Are you working on it, with prayer, with love, with fear of God?

Or….If the indication, is there by the way we treat people, what does that say, about the way we treat God?

If we are not loyal to God, in obedience, love, respect, honor, yes fear of God, how can we have these attributes toward others?

I do get angry, when I see Christian leaders, treat God like an ATM.  With their phony prosperity message, that does not call out for the lost.  That does not treat salvation as a priority for this lost world.  I do get angry, when people are misled, by using unholy, corrupted Bibles.  I do get angry, when I see, how the devil has deceived so many.  

But I cannot turn that anger, into hate.  I cannot, be destructive.  I must seek the peace of God, that surpasses understanding.  But I still see the corruption.  So, I am at a place, where I am being quiet, and trying to hear Gods voice.  But I have my part.  In fear of God.  It makes me see, though…. that  we have to do something, we have to do our part.  Why do I care?    

Why?  Because I see the difference.  Been there, done that.  I see, my own mistakes.  I see, my own faults.  I see….  And sadly as well… I see….our lost world.     

Because people don’t have fear of God, or what He commands us.  And those chances, my friend, are dwindling.  Life is not forever on earth!

WAKE UP!

All I can do, is use my own life, as the reference.  And when I see, yes, the many mistakes I made in life, and even in my Christian life.  I grieve!  Yes, I grieve.  For not seeing it….

I pray, there is more time for me, to serve God.  I pray to make it up to Him.  I pray, to be fulfilled…. I pray, to make it right with Him, and others.  But I have to see my own mistakes, by His grace, and correct them, while there is time on this earth.

To grow, to fulfill my calling in Him.  He has brought me to a place, even right now, where yes, I fear God.  Because I see how fragile, I can be.  

Recently, I have been challenged in a few things, some that I will not elaborate here, but I am challenged, but when your health is off, and you know it, you know, that yes, you could leave this earth.  

So, what do you do?  

You try and get right with God, is my thought.  Because someday, I will, and you will, stand before Him.  

I read, a tweet, on Jim Caviezels page, that said something to the affect, “Live life, like its your last day on earth.”

So, my thought was, if thats the case, then I better live, my life, repenting daily.  Walking in fear of God daily, trying to walk in love with people, daily.  Trying to Love God with all I got. I am not perfect.  I have my faults.  

But I notice, I can extend grace to some, but they don’t extend it back to me.  And I have noticed, yes, I have asked God for this, and that, but He does not always give me what I ask.  Believe me, there are many lost dreams, I have had.

But, I am not going to deny God.  I am not going to reject Him, just because He does not give me what I want.  Because God has given me grace, my whole life through…

But people, will deny God, and others…..

People, so prideful, so mean spirited, get these attitudes, that treat life, and others shabbily.  Just because they don’t get their way with people, and with God, and thats wrong.  

See, I do have a history.  And when I look at that history, I realize, all the good things God has done for me.  I realize, I have missed it so many times.  With Him, and with people.  

My own personal relationships, I admit, in some, I have missed it.  Right now, I may have a couple of friends, but sometimes, I see, its only friendship, when I please them.  But if I don’t please them, they are gone….. 

Do I treat God like that?  I pray not.  I have my immediate family, who I cherish.  Who I thank God for.  But when I look at the past, and I see, my own broken family and who they were, and the chances they also had, with me, as I was growing up.  

I pray, to break curses, or  cycles, where, people I loved were only there for a moment.  In the good, and the bad, and when they left, there were no second chances.  No matter how much I longed for that, I did not get those chances. 

So what has all of this taught me, as I vent here?  That friends, God is teaching us, reaching out to us, through this journey called life.  But you can’t stay stuck.  You gotta grow.  You have to change, to be fulfilled.  

Stop looking at God, as an ATM.  Stop looking at Him, as if He has to do something, but you don’t think what can I do, to please Him, or serve Him.  This is where the growth stops, if you don’t try and please Him.  

Stop thinking about self.  Self, is just another indicator of who the enemy is.  See, we can get so preoccupied, with self, in that spirit, that we miss our own callings.  

We miss, how God can use us.  We miss, love.  See chances, are given, but if we misuse them, abuse them, abuse God, and others, we fail.  

I pray, to share this, with love, but yes again, I am kind of angry.  But it makes me realize, every day is a gift from God.  And my gift in return to Him, is what I do with it.  

See, His sacrifice for me on that cross was too great.  I cannot abuse it, by going back to sin.  I cannot abuse it, by not fearing the consequences of reaping what I sow.  I cannot treat people, like they don’t matter.  Even if they treat me like I don’t matter.  

Do you see, what I am trying to say here?

I just realize, and pray, that we all wake up.  Christ could return any moment.  Or our last breath, could happen at any moment.

Stop playing church.  Stop playing sanctimonious.  Or stop playing dumb.  Stop playing with life.  Stop denying God and people.  

Because you know what, we all do sin, we all do come short of His glory. Yes, I hate sin, I hate what it did to me, and stopped my own blessings as I reaped the consequences…

But sometimes, when I look at someone, I am reminded, that I once was where they were.  I had filthy rags.  I am nobody better, then anybody else.  

So, all I know, is though…

I don’t want to grieve my Lord Jesus.  With religion, (rules, regulations, traditions, made by men, or groups, or even by myself, trying to do things my way.)  Or my way, which leads to hell, if you read my past post.  

I just don’t want to miss it any more, to conclude this.  Yes, I pray for more chances with my Lord, and people.  But I don’t want to miss it.  I don’t want to just take things for granted.  Because we never know.  We just don’t know……  

Sometimes, you have to walk by yourself.  And you are not walking alone.  If you make sure, by repentance, that Jesus is walking with you.  You are walking with Jesus.  Just don’t let go of His hand, on this earth, so you can make sure, He will walk you into heaven.

To conclude this:  Folks, don’t let time go by without making it right with God.  Repentance, I have learned, with fear of God, is the best thing, I can do for my spiritual health.  Even on a daily basis.  

With people, apologize, if you need to, see again, its not worth pettiness, or pride, because sometimes there are no second chances.   Please, if you don’t get anything else from my message today.  Make it right with God.  Make it right with people.  For your own sake.  Please.  

I guess, I am just thinking of those who wanted to do this, and that, and did not get that chance, because they did not make Christ, Lord and savior.  I think of that sick person, who wishes they had served God, instead of denying Him.  So they could have had physical health, and good spiritual health.  I think of others, who are headed for hell, because they did deny Him.  And let money, or sin, take priority.  

I think of the broken friendships and family relationships, that could have been fulfilled, if someone had just said, I am sorry.  

But then it was too late, with God, and others….  

I just think, I have to share truth.  I have to share His truth.  I don’t want Him to say, what did you do Elena, with the chances I gave you?  

I don’t want that to be me, or you.  You see, I never want to hear from Him.  I never knew you.  

Read Matthew 7, from a King James, but this verse says it all.  How strange, this is the second time, God led me to give that to someone, and now, I see it for myself as well, more then ever….

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

You don’t want Him to say that to you.  Or even think it.  

Friends, think of the blessings you have, and then do something with it, and about it, for God, for others.  You have your part.     

Hope this helps somebody today.  

Blessings, and love, in Christ,

Elena Ramirez 

STOP LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2If you don’t stop looking for love in all the wrong places, the end result of your life will be trashy….Strong words, but truth, please wake up!

I really feel such a strong desire to write about this.  And when I do, I know, its from God Almighty.  So, I pray, my experiences, this that, what I am about to share with you, helps you, to realize, God does not want you looking for love in all the wrong places, as well.

I am older now, my experiences, have taught me many things.  But I learned, and I learned the hard way, that one should:  

“STOP LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES.”

Please allow me to elaborate.  

Right now, I am not looking for love.  I have a wonderful husband, and son, for over 30 years, we have been married, content, and in love, and we have our son, and so I am not looking for a mate.  

But when I was single, when I was growing up, I made many mistakes and had terrible judgment in this area.  I looked for love in all the wrong places.

I had low self-esteem.  I grew up, with my mom, raising me.  I had a father, I knew who he was.  He was a good man.  But he and my mother, did not get along, and were divorced, when I was just a child. 

So, I did not have that father figure to guide me.  

I have written about this in some similar posts, as my secret to true love.  But, I truly believe this.  That many of us, can get so lonely, so desperate for companionship, acceptance, a need to fit in, with others, that we can look for love in all the wrong places.

And I am not just talking about intimacy, or finding love, but just even in relationships, with friends, groups, etc.  We can look for acceptance, and actually compromise, who we are, because we can get so desperate.  It will distort your judgment. That you can even look for it in alcohol, or drugs.  Don’t do that, it will just make the problem worse, so that you cannot have a clear head in these matters.  

And I will elaborate on that as well.

But I know this worked for me, and years ago, after trial and error, I realized I had to change my method, or my approach to finding love.  I wanted true love. I went to God.  

He told me I needed to repent for my sins.  He showed me what He did on that cross for me.  He counseled me.  You know, He is my greatest friend, counselor, therapist, and adviser.  Theres none like God.  He is not imaginary.  He is very real.  He helps me, and helped me then as well.  

I began searching for truth, from my King James Bible.  And anyone that knows me, knows, I do not recommend any other word. Because it is not changed, or corrupted, as scripture tells us not to do.

Anyway….I began to see His ways, are not our ways.  The way of the world.  

The way of the world looks at love, as something cheap.  Its not.  Love em, and leave em, take what you want, thats not holy, and thats what you get.  Something that is not precious, something that is used, and thats not how God intended it to be for us.  Because He did not create us to have “trashy” spirits.  

So when I saw this, that love is not free, in that regard.  I began praying for the right mate.  I determined, that if God brought me a mate, I would do things His way.  Not mine, or the way of the world.  I promised Him, I would do things His way, and I do try.  

When I met my husband, I laid out some rules.  Because I liked him. And I did see potential.  But I did not want to ruin it with sex, or short changing myself, to try and please someone.  Who might, just take pleasure, and then leave.  Anyway, like they say, why buy the cow, when you get the milk for free?  

So, I told this wonderful man, I met, I wanted to do things right.  The way of the Lord.  So, he listened, and that gave him, respect toward me. 

Well long story short, a few months later, he asked me to marry him.  We got married, by holy matrimony, and we are trying in the way of the Lord, to live happily ever after.  

Has it been easy? No not always, but we work at it, we cherish each other, and honor each other.  Because we honored God to wait.   Because we did wait, and we honored God, we have a supernatural bond, that cannot be broken.  

Now, because I am older, I want you to see, by my experiences, that you can have true love, but you can also see, by what I share, that you need to stop looking for love, in all the wrong places.

I am also talking about just fitting in.  Or having friends.  I know myself.  I am a pretty loyal person.  But I have not always had that returned to me.  Right now, I just have a couple of people, that I call friends, that I love, but people change, and I have seen that in my life.  So, I don’t always trust that.  People can come and go…..

And, I don’t rely on people, to fill a void for me.  That void, is only met, as I seek God.  As I pray, as I read my King James Bible, as I stay away from any kind of sin.

I don’t even rely on family.  But I am very grateful for my immediate family.  That I have now.  

But when I say that, I am talking about other family relations.  See, it was just me and mama.  Daddy passed away first, even though, he did not raise me, I knew him.  He provided what he could.  Mama raised me, but life was hard on her.  I had no brothers and sisters.  I don’t even have family on any side, that communicates with me, besides an aunt.

So, I have adopted people in the past, loved them, like family.  But they abandoned me.  Well, like I said, people can change.  

But I also now look at what people represent.  Do they compromise values?  Do they respect themselves?  Do they lie?  Are they mean?  Do they have integrity?  I am careful now not, to just be a friend with anybody, any more.  I value myself that much, that if someone wants to be my friend, they have to be for real, in having some good values.  ….They have to prove it, to me, now.  

Any way, I feel like there is someone, I am talking to.  Someone, who wants to fit in.  And you are about to compromise yourself, or values, that make you special, in Christ.  Don’t. 

The other day, because I am a Conservative Christian, on social media, someone told me something, and it kind of hurt my feelings, but it made me realize the truth too, because I was supporting something.   This someone told me; you will never fit in with them, because you are Hispanic, and you may agree with them, but they will not accept you.

And that stung.  Because I am an American.  I have legal rights, as an American.  Born and raised here, with indigenous roots.  So….I know who I am.  I am fairly educated, even though in some areas of that, I do lack, because I did not go to college.  

But I realize, even in some Christian circles, I will never be accepted.  By some.  And I am not the kind of person, that looks for race, as my outlet.  So, I don’t use it for, or against anyone either.  But some do.  

But it made me realize, I don’t need to go looking for love, in all the wrong places.  Or even in political circles.  Or even in the body of Christ.  In fact, sadly there are those in the body of Christ, who have hurt me the most.  

I have tried, to be accepted, even in my writings, as my gift.  And hoping, doors would open for me, and they have been shut.  Why?  I don’t know?  Is it the race card, I don’t know, but I know, by some, I will not fit in.  My writings, publishers, have turned away.  If people share my thoughts, thats great, but I don’t ask any more.  

So, I don’t try and second guess any more, because life is too short, to keep banging on doors, that just won’t open. And I don’t compromise by flattery to have those doors open either.  Though, I am nice, polite, I don’t beg. 

I don’t go looking any more, for acceptance, or for favor, or to fit in.  I don’t need drugs, or anything to be a comfort.  

I am content, with what God has given me, in my family, and in Him.  No, I wanted more, in this life I live.  But I see I did reap, what I sowed, in other ways, but now, I don’t care to try, to please people. 

Yet, I see so many hurting, lonely people, that I have compassion for, and the love of Christ rises in me, to want to help, but I also know, in all honesty, we reap what we sow.  

If I could sit a young woman down, and talk to her, maybe she could understand. But since I am not in a position to even be in that “circle” maybe what I write, here, could help her, or him, not to sell yourself.  Not to give yourself away.  

There are valuable attributes, to claim, when you respect yourself. And, no matter where you are, you do not have to give yourself away, to be a part of something good, or great.  

Now, I know God has taught me this, to respect myself, but it did come with some heartache.  But I know, where ever He may lead me, I don’t have to look for love.  I don’t have to beg people to accept me.  I don’t have to compromise my values, in Christ, for acceptance, or to be a part of something.  

I don’t.  And I will not.  

Please just know, you need to “Stop Looking for Love in all the wrong places.”  Don’t take anything to fill that void, clear your spirit.  By not polluting it, or your body. Go to God, He will fill that void in your life.  He knows what you need, He does not make you suffer, just to suffer, but He will correct you, because He loves you. And so suffering does sometimes come with correction.  

Ensure your salvation with Christ.  And I would tell anybody that.  Hell is real, even on earth.  Even if you were a Christian at one time.  Rededicate yourself to Christ.  

Repentance, always clears the slate.  Talk to Him, He is your greatest friend.  You don’t need to beg anybody, or compromise yourself to be with people.  You may long for it, but when God closes one door, He will open another.  

And maybe thats where I am at right now, because I see some doors closing, even now, that I won’t elaborate on, but I am so hopeful, for just a new beginning for me and my family.  

But people will not always be happy for you.  Nor will they support you, because they do not see the value in you, because they don’t see the value in themselves as well.  Some people will purposely try to hold you back.  But you don’t have to give them that advantage over you, if you do things the way of the Lord. 

So move on, and let God guide you.  Your heart will mend, if you do things His way.  Your peace, will be fulfilled, and you will find your heart mended, and that void will go away.

Stop looking for love in all the wrong places…

Just remember this.  God is love.  He is Holy.  Love, real love, can only be fulfilled by Him, and through Him.  Anything else, sorry to say, is not pure, its not good, its not worthy of you losing your soul over. Anything else, could be counterfeit.  If He is not in it.  For you would be missing, the love God could give you.   

BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER:  FOR LOVE IS OF GOD: AND EVERY ONE THAT LOVETH IS BORN OF GOD, AND KNOWETH GOD.  HE THAT LOVETH NOT KNOWETH NOT GOD; FOR GOD IS LOVE.  IN THIS WAS MANIFESTED THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARD US, BECAUSE  THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON INTO THE WORLD THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM.  

I John 4:7-9 King James.  

I hope this helps someone.  Feel free to share this, or to comment, below.  I will gladly pray for you.  

Blessings, in Christ,  Elena Ramirez 

 

WHEN THE CHRISTIAN DOES NOT KNOW THEY ARE SINNING BY AN AGENDA ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_1106I like to get to the root of things.  I may see the symptom of this, or that, or the other, but I always wonder, what caused this?  So I try to search and see what is the root of that matter.  

Sometimes, I do that with communicating as well, I go straight to the source, and usually that leads me straight to what God says, not what man says.  

So I ask you, as a Christian, are you caught up in an agenda, that may cause you to sin?  I am asking you to look at the root of why you support an agenda.  

I seem to see that a lot lately.  In political matters as well, and well I will save that conversation for another time perhaps.  

But, I do notice that people, tend to get passionate about something, and everything may point in one direction, but is that where it started?

See, the enemy is very deceitful.  And he may bring an “agenda” to your attention, and you may see something, that you think is right, and you may begin to become involved in it.  

But as a Christian, you are commanded to obey God, so you need to pray for discernment.  And you are to be very careful, because the enemy, will use people, even people, you respected or honored, to deceive you.  Because they were deceived as well.  Or even people in the body of Christ.  

I learned a long time ago, to avoid this.  Follow Christ.  Not people.  They can become a form of idolatry, that the enemy will use, to deceive you.  I don’t follow people.  I don’t support anyone, and I am careful, even if I like some in the body of Christ.  

Because all honor, glory, and praise should go to God, not people!  

Recently, I saw a prominent pastor, be very passionate about a matter, and he seemed to speak some truth about the matter, but what really got my “red flag” up, was that he became disloyal to someone, he had supported.  He suddenly became very outspoken, yet, he seemed to discount, other indicators, of why, it was happening.  Even in legal matters.  

It all of a sudden, became about us.  And he used the body of Christ, as us.  And when ever, I see, any kind of statement, that dismisses, Christ, and it becomes, “self” I see the enemies hand in this.  Self, is prideful, it is jealous, and it is disobedient to God.  You have to get to the root of it, and see the symptoms that are symbolic, in some matters.  

He got caught up in an agenda.

And agendas, can be good, but if there are indicators, that go against what God says, then you need to be careful.  

Look at the fruit.  You will know them, by their fruit.  

MATTHEW 7:20  KING JAMES

WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM.  

And I think this is why I am writing about this today.  I saw his fruit.

Is there an “agenda” that you see, that you support, that you even think is right, but you then become a hater?  Do you start defending an agenda, and throw away, what Christ says?  Like loving one another?  Do you get so caught up in it, that you get on the wrong side, and begin fighting?  Against other Christians, brothers and sisters?  Do you become an accuser?  The Bible tells us there is a place in hell for the accuser.  Read Revelation 12:10 from a King James.  

Now, I know, there are wolves in sheeps clothing, and I know, that there are deceivers, so you do need to be careful.  And many say they are Christians, but when I see, hate, or I see, hypocrisy, or lies, I speak up.  Or I see a tendency, to twist scripture.  Or only pick some of the word, and not all of it. I mark, them, and have nothing to do with anyone, who wants to find a loop hole, or dismiss what God says.  

Because the goal, of the enemy is to trip you, and steal your crown.  And don’t fool yourself, salvation can be lost.  If sin, is un-repented.  

But, you need to see what God says first.  Don’t play, with sin, and think there is grace.  God will judge. 

I have to do a check, on myself, now and then, because I will be honest, I have made mistakes in judgement.  

But I always have to look at the fruit.  At myself, and with others.  And agendas, can be nice, but if there are “hypocritical” tendencies, from someone, who has an agenda, and they try to bring it to your attention, I am like, “Ugh No!” thats not what my King James Bible says.  

I become very literal in some matters.  Is money involved? Because money, can be the root of evil. Is that why you like the agenda?  There are check point questions you need to ask yourself about any agenda.  

And the enemy will even use the word of God against someone, to trip them, into an agenda.  Don’t fall for it.  Especially, if they do not practice, what they preach.  Thats so hypocritical.  They say one thing, but yet, do not honor something else, thats related.  You have to see the hypocrisy.  And then search the King James bible yourself.  If you are wrong, admit it. 

I truly believe, now is a time, to pray, to seek the truth, from our King James Bibles, see what God says on the matter, and look at the fruit.  Stop, look, and listen.  And if you have to pull back.  Don’t get involved.  

Is an agenda, worth, losing your soul over?  No.  

Just be careful, “Just my thoughts,” on this matter.  

In Christ’s love, Elena Ramirez 

DISCOVERING THE JOY FROM DEPRESSION ON RESURRECTION SUNDAY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2198.jpgDISCOVERING THE JOY FROM DEPRESSION ON RESURRECTION SUNDAY (EASTER) By Christian Author Elena Ramirez

SURELY HE HATH BORN OUR GRIEFS, AND CARRIED OUR SORROWS:  YET WE DID ESTEEM HIM STRICKEN, SMITTEN OF GOD, AND AFFLICTED. BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES, THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM; AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.  Isaiah 53:4-5. KJV.  

I was depressed, beginning Good Friday.  It was a different kind of depression.  I was so sorry, for my past sins, sins, I have repented for.  I was depressed for lost time.  

I was so depressed, that I got off of Social media, early that day, even though, I do get off, for Sabbath, which starts Friday evening.  I got off social media, early in the morning.  I was challenged.  

I was troubled, I felt like the things I saw, and viewed on Fb, etc.  Were so negative.  So, challenging.  I saw spiritual leaders, proclaiming things like hell wasn’t even there, and it just angered me.  I knew, I could not stay on line, with all the things I was seeing, it bothered me.  It depressed me.  I want to be a good example, but if I had stayed on, I probably would have gotten into an argument.  I had to quiet my soul, my spirit…

Because it was as if the enemy, was laughing, and it made me sense, to know, that we are in end times.  It is a lost world out there.  And when I see, even good natured Christians, so oblivious, to the times, I just want to scream out, can’t you see, there are lost souls out there?  What can we do?  Jesus died for our sins.  

And rather then argue, or make anybody feel bad, or angry, I just got off line.  

It made me think of how the disciples must have felt, after our Lord Jesus, was crucified. They must have felt hopeless, they must have felt so discouraged.  How could they have hope in His resurrection?  They did not know that He would arise from the dead?  Or did they?

FOR AS YET THEY KNEW NOT THE SCRIPTURE, THAT HE MUST RISE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD.  JOHN 20:9  KJV.  

 What about doubting Thomas?  He did not believe.

JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM, THOMAS BECAUSE THOU HAST SEEN ME, THOU HAST BELIEVED:  BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HAVE NOT SEEN, AND YET HAVE BELIEVED.  JOHN 20:29  KJV.  

How can we believe?  How can we trust God?  Well, from my own experiences.  I just have a sense to know, there is no other option but to believe.  And to trust God.  For me anyway. I have to try and obey, and I have to try and serve God with all my being.  I have to watch my step, and my love walk.  I have to remember Gods power, and to have fear of God.  I have to remember always the sacrifice of Christ.  

I grieved this weekend.  It was a very strange sense of depression I had.  I felt pretty hopeless, to be honest.  I am not going to lie.  There are factors in my life, that just don’t seem to find resolution, or healing in, and I actually felt this week, that the enemy mocked me, laughed at me, and told me, “I have stolen so much from you.”  I hate thieves.   I hate what they represent.  Anyway, hate is such a strong word, but I hate what the devil has stolen from me.  

But I did have a sense of hope, to know only God, can restore.  So I prayed…

This has helped me.  

Today, Resurrection Sunday, I did not go to church.  I don’t have a church to go to.  But, I woke up with some joy.  I woke up, knowing that today is the day, the Lord has made, and I will rejoice in it.  I woke up, knowing that Christ has risen.  I woke up, knowing the disciples saw Christ again, and were joyful, and their sorrow, sadness, depression, was changed that Resurrection Sunday, because of Christ.  

I felt the Holy Spirit whisper to me….  

“Find joy, in the little things.”

So profound, but it stirred my spirit up.  The little things, the little things, that do bring me joy.  Oh I could say them, even here, but I don’t want you to confuse my “Little things” with your little things, or big things for that matter.  

Because we are all different.  We all have different lifestyles, experiences, hardships, and well comparing is never good.  

But we must be united in that love.  That love that binds us closer to Christ.  Christ said, in John 13:35 KJV.  Thats how they will know we are his disciples, by the love we have, and for one another.

BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.   

Love is not a little thing, but beginning to love, as small as it is, for whatever reason, can make it bigger. 

So, I have a different perspective, this morning. My Lord, has taken my griefs, and sorrow, and healed my spirit.  

This Resurrection Sunday.  I just have a sense, that small things can grow into big things.  But, I am not looking at that, I think I am just searching to find the beauty and joy, in just what Christ has given me, provided for me, shown me, and revealed who He is in these matters.  I just know, I fall short of His glory.  I just know, I am imperfect, and have flaws.  I just know, only He can heal me, save me, and bless me.  

So, I am sharing.  I am sharing, what has blessed me, as I am so grateful for my Salvation.  You know, Salvation, is such a gift, its a big gift, one should never take for granted.  But, having the realization that I was a sinner, long ago, and just accepting Christ as my savior, repenting, may be a small thing to some, but as small as that awakening was, it is, the biggest thing, I could do for my life.  

I am grateful.  I am finding joy, in the small things in life…..

Life is too short my friends, to be depressed.  To be sorrowful, to let the enemy steal our joy.  When Christ paid the biggest sacrifice for our sins, He paid the penalty for our sins.  Thats a big thing……  I never want to take for granted what He did on the cross for me.  

Because He told me in my spirit, this morning to “find joy, in the little things.”  I intend to do so, to be mindful, to look for the little things, so I can have hope.  

Blessings and love, 

Elena Ramirez