DON’T EVER LOSE HOPE ~ GOOD FRIDAY THOUGHTS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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DON’T EVER LOSE HOPE….

 
Good Friday…. Just think about it, when Christ died, I am sure, the disciples, were very sad, very despondent, and they lost hope. We can lose hope. I know, sometimes I do, as well, and even though, I know Christ is my Lord, and savior, I do get hopeless.
 
But, there is something within my spirit, by the Holy Spirit, that gives me hope, even knowing, the History. Knowing, He was resurrected. Knowing, right now, at this time, He went to hell, and got the Keys from hell, and cancelled the devils legal right to attack me.
 
Did you know that, during that time, this is when He got the keys to cancel the enemies plan….For you, and me? At this time….He went to hell and took back the right to steal our souls. By getting those keys. And then He was resurrected. He came back to life. It is documented, and then they knew, we all Knew. Only Christ can give us life…….
 
How precious our salvation is. How precious our hope is. Friends, be reminded, today, how beautiful our savior is, and what He did for us. Truly a gift from God. He gives us hope. And so much more, have a blessed Good Friday.
 
Its also my sons, birthday, and I thank God for the hope I see in him as well.
 
Let us hold onto our hope, for the joy, only Christ can give. Don’t let it go, don’t get hopeless. Rejoice, our savior, died, and was resurrected to give us life…..HALLELUJAH!!!!!
 
DO NOT EVER LOSE HOPE!
 
AND WHEN I SAW HIM, I FELL AT HIS FEET AS DEAD. AND HE LAID HIS RIGHT HAND UPON ME, SAYING UNTO ME, FEAR NOT: I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST: I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, AMEN; AND HAVE THE KEYS OF HELL AND OF DEATH. REVELATION 1:17-18. KJV.
 
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TED CRUZ SAID VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE! (WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?) ~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

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.

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LEARNING TO REBUKE IN THE NAME OF JESUS ~ 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

I probably, could write a book on this.  Rebuking.  I have done enough fighting in my lifetime, physical and spiritual to know the tactics of the enemy.  

And the many ways, we should learn to rebuke.  

But, I will for now, just reserve that thought, until I get a prompting from God, or even my readers.  Because I will not move until God gives me direction.  I will not cast my pearls to swine,  and I will not do something this great, without the anointing.  I need to see the favor.  I need to see, the plan of God, directing me, or even someone to give me a book deal.  I need to see the anointing.  

So I rebuke, the obstacles that get in the way of that, even here.

And I guess that leads me to write this, because so many of us as Christians, do not realize the authority, we have in rebuking.  And I see it so clear lately.  

We need to learn…But we need to teach ourselves, through the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

We can get lost, in our own battles, in our own way of thinking.  If we do not utilize Christ as the way, the truth, and life.

Jesus did it.  He rebuked.

AND JESUS REBUKED THE DEVIL: AND HE DEPARTED OUT OF HIM: AND THE CHILD WAS CURED FROM THAT VERY HOUR. Matthew 17:18 King James

And he taught us, that we have an authority in Jesus name.  We have power from heaven above to speak things, into the natural atmosphere, but also into the supernatural atmosphere.

We can rebuke people, thoughts, and it just reminds me, that we do not always battle against flesh, and blood, but authorities in high places.  But the enemy uses people.  So rebuke someone, when it does not line up with the Holy word of God.  I do more then ever! Courage….

But I briefly, want to touch on rebuking in our minds.  You see the battle is in the mind.  What you think is usually the outcome.  And there is some negative thinking out there.  Again, I remind you from a few previous posts, I wrote even here, beware of subliminal messages.  They are all over.  That try to inundate you, to make you feel powerless.  People get some junk out there, and they think its true.  

But does it line up with the Holy word, of a King James bible?

When you have battles in the mind, doubt creeps in.  Fear comes in, IF you let it.  Do you see that key word… “IF”?

Aren’t you tired of being sick and tired?  Not seeing any progress.  I am no longer going to be tired, I am going to do something about it, even if it is just in my mind.  I am not going to give into defeat.  I am not going to NOT believe, so I can make  progress.  

I am not going to believe reports.  If my Bible says otherwise.   I am not.  My bible says, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, and I believe it.  

I KNOW THAT I KNOW WHO GOD IS, AND I REBUKE THE DEVIL IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AND BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS I PLEAD!

You have to take captive these thoughts, whatever they may be.  You must bring them to the obedience of Christ.  You must if you want a victory…..

Get the mind of Christ….Not the worlds.  Not another Christian leader, not some pawn of the enemy.  Get the mind of Christ.  But you have to go for it, discipline yourself, and stop being lazy.  

I have faith, in God, truth is, I have not always have had faith in me.  But the beginning is knowing who He is.  Knowing He is not mocked.  How just a little doubt can make you go without.  So I rebuke, doubt.  

I rebuke anything that tries to overwhelm me in my thinking.  I rebuke it.  I kick it away, like a tin can, and say, with the power of God, that tells me I can remove mountains be gone!  This gives me confidence, because greater is He that is in me, then he that is in the world.  

I am not going to give you a books worth of thought, but a seed here.  Which again, may grow into a book.  We will see…

But be mindful of your thoughts.  Be mindful to claim holy King James word.  Be mindful of your words, that stop the progress.  Be mindful of how you treat people.  Or even God….He is not mocked.  He hates pride, but lifts up the humble.  So be careful how you rebuke.  Be careful love is in it….Love of God first!

Be mindful, to obey God, in your prayer, by knowing how to rebuke, remember, Christ told us, whatsoever we bind on earth, will be bound.  Whatsoever we release in his name, will be released.  When you are in that state of sadness, depression, defeat, whatever, rebuke it! 

In the name of Jesus.  

Start taking your authority.  Be bold, be courageous, don’t wimp out!  Don’t have a pity party!  Pick yourself up by your boot straps, put on your armor of God, and rebuke in the name of Jesus!  LEARN!

I humbly admit, I don’t know it all…but I know who God is.  And I know, He can teach me, He has.  But you have to want to learn.  Stop walking around like a zombie.  Stop, just accepting defeat, as the way.  Its not the way of Christ…..

You have an assignment, look up King James scriptures on the word REBUKE.  And then meditate on them, memorize them, gain strength, hide them in your heart for the time you need them…..

 

AND THE LORD SAID UNTO SATAN, THE LORD REBUKE THEE, O SATAN, EVEN THE LORD THAT HATH CHOSEN JERUSALEM REBUKE THEE;  IS NOT THIS A BRAND PLUCKED OUT OF THE FIRE?  ZECHARIAH 3:2 KING JAMES.  

PREACH THE WORD; BE INSTANT IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON, REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE.  II TIMOTHY 4:2 KING JAMES.

AND DAVID WENT OUT TO MEET THEM, AND ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM, IF YE BE COME PEACEABLY UNTO ME TO HELP ME, MINE HEART SHALL BE KNIT UNTO YOU:  BUT IF YE BE COME TO BETRAY ME TO MINE ENEMIES, SEEING THERE IS NO WRONG IN MINE HANDS, THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS LOOK THEREON, AND REBUKE IT.  I CHRONICLES 12:17.  KING JAMES

Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez

 

 

SUBLIMINAL SICK MESSAGES BEWARE OF THEM ~ 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

A Christian, really does need to keep his or her guard up.  There are some sick messages out there, and they are every where.  It is so sad, that more moral, or thoughts of integrity, are not available to see, view, and ponder on.  But, it is a fight, I suppose between good and evil.

Evil.  Yuk, just even writing the word can leave a bad taste.  Spiritually, that is, because if you ponder on something, you are eating it.  No, I remember what God says, even from the beginning.  Do not eat from the tree of good and evil.  It was a commandment, Adam and Eve broke.  They should have gone to God, which we can still do, and pray, but symbolically, the message is the same.  Do not sin.  Don’t eat from the tree of evil, eat from that which is good.  So how do we guard ourselves?

Well, we really do have to be in tune to what God says.  His holy word, a word not corrupted.  A King James word.  We have to be in prayer, and we have to have our armor on.  The armor of God.

There are many “subliminal” messages, that tell you its o.k. to sin.  Its ok to talk to other spiritual entities, to believe in ghosts, to have sex, to be dishonest, they are every where!  etc. etc. 

You just have to know what is right and wrong in the sight of God. 

Just yesterday, I saw one, at the movies, where they turned it into a cartoon, but it came straight from hell.  Where a dark spirit, kept having to fight to make a point.  And I thought a kid, a child, would be entertained with that.  And as I looked in the audience, I was seeing adults take it all in.  I just shook my head, and told my husband the subliminal messages of that sort comes to distort all that is good.  

It really is sad.  What is going to happen, that we may not even be able to turn on our televisions, or watch a movie, with some kind of filter, to quench those subliminal messages?  I don’t know.  

All I know is I am aware of them.  And not everything goes.  Part truth, part lies, do not bring innocence back.  It does not make you feel that good warm, and fuzzy feeling.  That sense of good.  That sense of moral integrity.  

Those kind of subliminal messages, say its o.k. to be bad.  When I am looking for a good movie to watch.  I either have to look for a very old movie, or one that has a good story line, without the implication of some kind of sin.  I look just at the menu of what movies that are playing, and even in the titles, the subliminal messages are so bad, that you cannot help but see the goal in our society is to pervert.  It almost seems like an agenda.  Or a conspiracy.  Pollute the minds of people.  And maybe that thought is not too far from the truth, because I wonder where are the systems in place to keep people safe from some of this crap.  

I really believe that if we take enough of this crap into our systems, we can sin.  We can, pollute our own spirits.  

I know, just by writing this, I am just tapping into the atrocity of this.  But we need to have to see.  We have to monitor our kids, and ourselves.  There is so much filth out there, that it does pollute the way people view things.  No longer, do we see wholesome shows, like I used to when I was a kid.  Those that have a moral message, to be good, or to pray, or to seek God, when in trouble.  When was the last time you saw some disaster movie, where they prayed.  No, they do not. They may sing “row, row your boat”, to get their minds off of the danger, but its sad.  (I won’t name that movie.) 

Subliminal messages, should be good too.  Try looking for them.  And if you cannot find them, try being an example of a subliminal message that gives glory to God.  That gives the example of moral, honesty, and integrity.  If not for someone else to see.  For yourself, to see as you repent.  As you seek God.  To live a clean life, an honest life, a life that has discernment to depart from evil, and that one that someone can say, that person really is a reflection of Christ, in all ways, including being a good example.  

Just my thoughts, today, blessings and love,

 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candle stick, that they which come in may see the light.  The light of the body is the eye, therefore when the thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.  Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.  If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.  Luke 11:33-36.  

Elena Ramirez 

 

Lord, my prayer, today is help me to know what your word says.  Help me to know your heart.  Help me, help my own heart to be pure, and to think good thoughts.  Not evil.  Not filthy.  Not cold, or mean, or hateful thoughts.  Help me to see the subliminal messages, so I can have discernment between good and evil.  So I can depart from evil.  Help me not to look at any vain thing, or anything that is perverted.  So I do not accept these things.  Lord, help our society.  Help others, to see that we are what we eat.  And that is spiritually as well.  Lord, I repent.  Because even last night, after watching some junk on television, for lack of anything else to watch, I felt cold in my spirit.  I do repent.  Forgive me, and help me to change my viewing habits, on television, or by what I read, or view.  So I do not accept anything that offends you.  And so I can grow.

In Jesus name.  Amen

 

WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION TO PRAY? ~ 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

WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION TO PRAY?

Why do you pray? To ask God for something? Wouldn’t it be more practical, more respectful, to pray to God for who He is? More loving? Instead of what He can give? I ask myself that as well.

You see, I want answers to prayer. But, I also want answers for you. We are learning. We have to learn who God is, to understand Him. His ways are excellence. I just think we have to know, He deserves glory, and honor, and praise. True worship. Not this lip service.

Because He knows our hearts. Our minds, from even afar. And one cannot fool God. One cannot play church, or play religious, or pray they are this, or that, because God sees.

So, if you could see in the spirit, you could see between good and evil. But you would choose to know good. To know God. I sometimes, think about the source of how it all began, from Genesis. My King James bible. That is not corrupted. But is holy and anointed. Stored in heaven and earth for answers. His way. Not mans, corrupted versions.

God created Adam and Eve. He had a plan for them. But they were so naive. They listened to the devil. Instead of going to God, to confirm what He told them. Don’t eat from the tree of good and evil. God never intended for us to know evil.

Yet we are inundated with it, in so many ways, but we still have the choice to know God, to communicate with Him, to not listen to the devil, and to obey what God says. Don’t know sin, in our lives. Don’t disobey God in this, because we reap the consequences of it.

Seeking God, for what He can give us, is just insulting. Or just praying when we have to. For a need etc. If we do not develop our relationship with Him. And that begins by recognizing the commandments. The law. The sovereignty of who He is. His power! My goodness, He is the creator of heaven and earth! There is none like Him. No comparison.

So we are grateful for grace. Yes, grace is extended, but you cannot have grace, without seeing what God expects. You cannot expect grace if you do not do your part by seeing with your true heart.

And when you do, then you see what Christ did on that cross. It was not pretty. It was not easy. He suffered for our sins, for us, to have a way out. He is that way, the truth, and life. John 14:6 paraphrasing King James.

When you see what He did on that cross, love truly comes in your heart. You see He is the great shepherd. The protecter. The healer, the deliverer. You don’t just go to Him, for what He can give you. You go to Him because there is none like Him. There is no other source of love as great.

And so to insult Him, yes I say it is an insult, when we don’t develop knowing who He is, and you constantly ask Him for things, or expect Him to answer our prayers, without repenting, we are not seeing who He really is.

Friends, all I know, is this is important in our relationship with Him, and with anybody. For that matter. Do you only go to your friends, to see what they can give you? No, and if you do, how selfish that is. They see through it. They like God, may not say anything, but they see through it. God is silent, but there will be a day, we will hear, very clearly what He expected, especially when we stand before Him.

Yet, we are given this chance now, to make it right. To develop our relationship with Him, now. To ensure our salvation. To see what He did on the cross. To repent. To make Him Lord and savior. With our King James bibles, with prayer, that is serious, about talking to Him, and seeking Him for who He is. Not what He can give us.

Why do you think I serve Him? Because there is no one like Him. He pulled me out of a pit. Many do not know my story. My full testimony. You may know parts. But you don’t know, what I have suffered, or gone through. And I may never say all of why. Because as much as I am an open book, there is much, I cannot even put into words. But He loved me. He showed me. He guides me, and speaks to me. And I still get it wrong sometimes. But He does not give up on me, even though sometimes, I have given up on myself. This is Why, I so very much choose to obey Him, serve Him, because He literally saved me. But I had to open my eyes.

And I have made my mistakes, even in this strategy of understanding. This is why I do not ask any one for money. Or for support. In my ministry.

I want to please Him, for the right reasons. Concerning my relationship with Him, and with you.

When I pray, I want my prayers heard. I want your prayers heard too.

IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART, THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME. PSALMS 66:18.

Much love, Elena

Lord, forgive me, if I have gotten off track on this. You are the way, the truth, and life. Help me to develop my relationship with you, because of who you are, not what you can give. Help me to see, what pleases you. So I can obey you. I thank you for what you did on the cross, for my sins. For taking the penalty of sin away from me. But let me never forget how you suffered, and died. You did it for me. You did it for all of us. I never want to insult you, by just asking what you can give. Yes you do give, but I cannot make it the priority. The priority has to please you, and know you first. In love, in obedience, in serving you. You made me a daughter, that is a servant. To you the King of Kings. This is a relationship. Not a religion. Not rules, regulations, and traditions made by men, or groups. It is knowing you. With love, because you gave your love to me and to all of us.  I am thankful Lord!  Thank you.

In Jesus name. Amen.

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DONT UNDERMINE SOMEONES PAIN OR SORROW THOUGHTS ON COMPASSION ~ By 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

Don’t undermine someones pain or sorrow.  I tell myself this as well, because I have learned to put on my own armor, when I see, or sense pain or sorrow in myself, and others.

I have to keep my armor on.  Or I would fall apart.  I would not be effective for the Kingdom of God.  I cannot walk in my way, but the way of Christ.  So no song of self-righteousness, will make me stronger.  But the righteousness of Christ.  Not my self-righteousness.

So when I see people with no compassion.  No understanding, no comprehension of someones pain.  Including their own.  I wonder why they react the way they do.  

No one, understands our own pain, more then Christ, since He suffered for our sins.  For He was compassionate, He was love, He was truth, He was a Physician, He was so much more, that we have to use as an example.  

But we have to go to Christ.  I know I do….and I do.  

When I sense silence, or no offering of compassion, to those that are hurting.  Or if I see someone being mean spirited, I wonder why is there no sense of compassion?

You see, we never know, why people are the way they are.  What contributed to their coldness, or their passiveness, or even their own mean spirit.  So many times, you see people who are rude, or mean, but they don’t know how to give it to Christ.  In fact, many that are that way, deny God.  So when people deny the only true source for healing, they use others as a scapegoat for their pain.  

They get self-centered, selfish, and prideful.  And you have to look real close, or you will not have compassion for that miserable soul.  

I don’t often share my own pain, or sorrow, because I have learned to give it to God.  I have found people don’t always know how to react to others pain.  Or how to console.

Yet, there are things that it just does not seem as if they will heal in my own life, until I stand before God.  So I sometimes hide my pain, or saddness.  

And all I know, is that, I cannot lose my sense of who God is, amidst the pain I sometimes feel, and let that control me.  I cannot.

But it does make me look at people through eyes, that have hurt, to give someone compassion.  Sweet kind, and beautiful compassion.

Compassion, that is love.  That Christ told us to give to one another.  Even our enemies.  How wise our Lord is.  How everything connects, when we use love.  How it solves problems, heals wounds, and brings peace.  It is a commandment.

So as I write about this, please think about how you deal with people.  Maybe you have reason to be angry with someone.  Maybe someone has hurt you deeply.  Maybe, though, if you tried to understand, what molded them to be that way, you can release your own forgiveness, with compassion, to not react with an eye for an eye to them.  Maybe you can stop someone from doing mean, or evil, because you are compassionate.  

God only knows why people are the way they are.  But I have learned, on my own.  I don’t have to embrace that kind of spirit, to grow.  To grow in Christ means, I have love, for others, and myself, to not get caught up in things.  

I just pray, for those who are grieving, angry, or hurt.  Maybe you will have this pain, or sorrow, that I understand, that does not seem to go away.  But I pray, you are always comforted with love.

I never want to undermine your pain.  But don’t undermine my pain either.  

And why I search for God so much.  Unless you have walked in my shoes, or I in yours, all we can do is comfort each other.   But to be mean, and to devalue your pain, or mine, is not productive.  What produces fruit in our lives.  Is love….with compassion.  

WHO CAN HAVE COMPASSION ON THE IGNORANT, AND ON THEM THAT ARE OUT OF THE WAY, FOR THAT HE HIMSELF ALSO IS COMPASSED WITH INFIRMITY.  HEBREWS 5:2 KING JAMES.   

FINALLY BE YE ALL OF ONE MIND, HAVING COMPASSION ONE OF ANOTHER, LOVE AS BRETHREN, BE PITIFUL BE COURTEOUS.  

MARK 1:41. KJV.  

AND OF SOME HAVE COMPASSION, MAKING A DIFFERENCE.  

JUDE 1:22.  KJV. 

Just my thoughts, 

Elena Ramirez