DISPATCHING ANGELS ON YOUR BEHALF ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2The Lord, gave me a secret today, and I know, HE knew, I needed it.  Sometimes, spiritual battles can weigh heavy on a person.  You sometimes, don’t see light at the end of your tunnel.  Opposition, can be every where.  When you need a friend, you don’t really have one, so you have to see, Christ is your greatest friend.

Christ is my greatest friend.  And HE knows, that I am not ashamed of my faith.  In fact, I was talking to my husband about that, because every one knows, I love the Lord.  Or that I am a Christian.

Today, some woman was mocking Christians in general.  And I won’t get into what she said.  But I did rebuke her.  In the name of Jesus. I even gave a King James scripture.

Afterwards, the Lord spoke to me, and HE reminded me of the authority I do have in Christ.  See, we can bind, or loose things, in the earth, but heaven, will receive it as well.

VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, WHATSOEVER YE SHALL BIND ON EARTH SHALL BE BOUND IN HEAVEN:  AND WHATSOEVER YE SHALL LOOSE ON EARTH SHALL BE LOOSED IN HEAVEN.  MATTHEW 18:18 King James.  

So the Lord, reminded me of who I am in Christ.  He has given me authority, to tread on serpents and scorpions as well.

BEHOLD I GIVE UNTO YOU POWER TO TREAD ON SERPENTS AND SCORPIONS, AND OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY:  AND NOTHING SHALL BY ANY MEANS HURT YOU.  LUKE 10;19  KJV.  

Enemies, who shoot out darts of venomous hate to me, because of who I am.  In Christ.

And I just felt it so clearly.

TELL THE DEVIL TO SHUT UP!  BECAUSE YOU HAVE AUTHORITY TO DISPATCH ANGELS IF YOU WANT TO!

WOW.  

And I do, have that authority.  Sometimes, we don’t see the spiritual powers, we can have, because well, we know all authority belongs to God.  But there are spiritual gifts God can give us, when we are right with Him, when we are at our wits end.  He will remind us, by the Holy Spirit.  When we have to do what we have to do as Christians, because really thats what its all about.  Bringing glory to God, and bringing all situations, to the obedience of Christ.

Now, I am just speculating, and surmising, this, because I FEAR GOD!  I speak it even here.  I don’t try to over step, or cross into something, that I have no business doing.  If you get my drift.  See, some may do that.  They like power, or they want to make it about self.  And I won’t even get into details.  But some, like to play with spiritual entities.  The thing with that though, is they play right into the devils hands, and they bring curses.  No thank you.

I know who I am in Christ, and I have grown.  I see that.  I attribute that to just trying to be faithful to God.  I am not perfect.  This lady today, when she mocked me, she tried to undermine me.  And with all my faults, and yes I do have some, I know I won’t be totally perfected until I am standing before God.  Then true restoration, will happen, I just know it.

But, I don’t have to be anybodies punching bag, or door mat, because I am a Christian.  See, I am made in the image of God.  I honor Him first.  I obey Him, or try, and when I fail, I do repent, I do try and be humble.  I do try and walk in love first.  I always offer forgiveness. So HE knows.   He gives me courage.  See, I bow before Him, and that makes me able to stand before anybody.  No weapon formed against me will prosper…. I can speak against that.

NO WEAPON THAT IS FORMED AGAINST THEE SHALL PROSPER: AND EVERY TONGUE THAT SHALL RISE AGAINST THEE IN JUDGMENT THOU SHALT CONDEMN.  THIS IS THE HERITAGE OF THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD, AND THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OF ME, SAITH THE LORD.  ISAIAH 54:17 KING JAMES. 

The other day, was a tough day too, I gave someone a piece of my mind.  After all the times, I tried to do right, be a good person, this person snubbed me, yet I was not out of line, I spoke truth.  And it had been building up in me for some time.  But I released it.  But that day, that I was in a battle with my enemy, God brought someone to give me a gift.  Left it on our table, and my enemy saw me being blessed.  It reminded me of Psalms 23:5 King James.

THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES:  THOU ANOINTEST MY HEAD WITH OIL:  MY CUP RUNNETH OVER.  PSALMS 23:5 KING JAMES. 

Anyway, concerning angels, I just want to remind you.  Because I know this about God, HE is very jealous.  And so yes, you can have authority to dispatch angels.  And to bind and loose things in His authority. But you better make sure you are right with God first.  In fear of God.

Don’t pray to them.  Don’t pray to your angels. Don’t put them on a pedestal.  Don’t talk to them, if you speak. Speak it in the name of Jesus first.  Dispatch them.  By asking God.

THOU SHALT NOT MAKE UNTO THEE ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, OR ANY LIKENESS OF ANYTHING THAT IS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, OR THAT IS IN THE EARTH BENEATH, OR THAT IS IN THE WATER UNDER THE EARTH.  THOU SHALT NOT BOW DOWN THYSELF TO THEM, NOR SERVE THEM:  FOR I THE LORD THY GOD AM A JEALOUS GOD, VISITING THE INIQUITY OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN UNTO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION OF THEM THAT HATE ME.  EXODUS 20:4-5 King James.

You need to really look at this verse very carefully.  If you want to please God.  Have you prayed to someone besides Christ?

FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR, BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS.  I Timothy 2:5 King James.  

I would recommend repenting.  See, the way God looks at it, HE sees that you hate Him.  And this can be a generational curse.  You might want to break that, by pleading the blood of Jesus, and even repenting for your ancestors.   By praying to God, through Jesus Christ.

I have always tried to be careful with that.  Because I never want to offend God, but today God said, you can speak in my name, and tell the devil to be quiet, because I am giving you authority to dispatch angels, in my name.

Made me praise HIM even more today!

This is the day, the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.  Lord, I praise you, and thank you for who you are, and all that you do.  I thank you for my salvation, I thank you Lord, for teaching me truth, and all for your glory.  I thank you for being my defender.  I thank you knowing the battle is always yours. And you never lose my Lord, I am blessed. In Jesus name.    Amen. 

I hope this blesses you, too in Christ.  See I want to serve God, by blessing you, and serving you with truth.

Elena Ramirez

THOUGHTS, GUIDELINES TO PONDER ON DURING CORONA VIRUS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2I like writing my thoughts down. It helps me sort through things sometimes.  Whether people read what I write or not, it really doesn’t matter to me.  See, my faith is not dependent on what folks think, but it is on what God thinks.  I have learned this, throughout my life.  It helps me accept situations.  Or losses.  Even though, I may grieve about some situations, or folks, because I loved them. But I hold onto God with all my being.

I just know this is who I am.  So, I was thinking this morning, that I should write down some rules.  To remind myself.  I am seeing a change of events, that concerns me to be honest.  Things, that I never thought I would see, when it comes to freedom.  To how others relate.

I don’t know, if we as a nation, or the world, will ever get back to normal.  Whatever that may be for some.  But it has made me stop, and look, and put things in perspective.  This may not be for everyone.  See, we are all different.  We all look at things differently.  But I still pray, you are inspired.

But I am doing this, as a person, who loves the Lord.  Who sees, that we are in something, that can bring out the worse, or the best in someone.  I want the best of who I can be in Christ, to be reflected, so this is why I write these thoughts, or rules.  To remind myself.   No matter what I see, no matter what the future holds.  I want to hold onto the innocence of goodness.  The sweet gift, of really just life.  I don’t want to abuse it.

I take to heart, my soul, my spirit, my being, is dependent on how I look at God and life.  It is my anchor.  Its my comfort, because this world does not offer comfort.  It does not offer compassion, or love.

I want to have healthy thoughts.  Even though, physical health is challenged.  Because one cannot just go out, and live your life, like you used to do.  There are people, who do not care, and so you have to care.  To protect yourself, but it is very challenging.  Especially when you just want to do every day things, like getting a hamburger, or whatever you do, in public.  You cannot.

So this will affect my spirit, to not only survive, but to thrive…..  I want to thrive.  I want to embrace what God has given me through this life.

I realize, that sometimes, one is truly just left to be, your own friend.  And when all friends leave, there is a friend, who is greater than anyone else, and that is God.  Through Jesus Christ.  He has been my refuge, my comfort, my hope, my sustaining life force.

So I write these rules, with Him in mind!:

  • Get closer to God, Elena.  Get closer, and trust Him.  Pray more.  Believe His promises. From your King James.  Its holy word, and that makes the difference.  Take it to heart.  Meditate on it.  Each word, has power, an anointing.  So take each thee and thou, to heart.  For comfort. DRAW NIGH TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NIGHT TO YOU.  CLEANSE YOUR HANDS, YE SINNERS, AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE MINDED.  JAMES 4:8 King James.   
  • Love your family, more, be more accepting.  Don’t complain.  Don’t criticize, your family, is every good gift God has given, so cherish them.  Let them know you love them.  They know it, but tell them more.  Prove it always by being kind, and supportive.  Encouraging.  They are struggling too, so just make it easier for them, by praying for them, and just being a friendly source, in the midst of everything.  Try to be strong for them.  BEHOLD, HOW GOOD AND HOW PLEASANT IT IS FOR BRETHREN TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY.  PSALMS 133:1 KING JAMES.  
  • Theres a time to fight, and there is a time to withdraw.  You don’t have to fight.  If it steals your joy.  If it frustrates you.  Yes, you may believe in a greater cause.  And some things you may see, may just want to bring out the fight in you.  To speak against it.  And you may have the fight in you.  To always do what’s right.  But this is about self-preservation, right now.  Take it easy.  A TIME TO LOVE, AND A TIME TO HATE; A TIME OF WAR, AND A TIME OF PEACE.  ECCLESIASTES 3:8 KING JAMES.
  • Enjoy the little things.  Keep your mind occupied. Stay busy.  No idle time to think.  Sometimes, over thinking, is not healthy.  It can scare you.  So, try to enjoy just the sweet little things, that bring you joy.  BEHOLD THIS IS THE JOY OF HIS WAY, AND OUT OF THE EARTH SHALL OTHERS GROW.  JOB 8:19 KING JAMES. 
  • Forgive, yes, you have said that you do, but truly let offenses go.  Wish folks, well, and release it.  Don’t hold onto it.  Its not worth it, in the bigger picture of life.  AND IF YE FORGIVE MEN THEIR TRESPASSES, YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER WILL ALSO FORGIVE YOU.  MATTHEW 6:14 KING JAMES.  
  • Dream, dream like you used to as a kid.  Dream even though, your dreams did not come true.  Even though, you sometimes feel like you missed, the boat, the plane, and the train.  Dream.  Have hope, that God will change things.  NOW THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING, THAT YE MAY ABOUND IN HOPE, THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST.  ROMANS 15:13 KING JAMES.  
  • Don’t be your own enemy.  Don’t have a defeatist, attitude.  Don’t you dare, give up.  You cannot give up.  You always have to go back to rule one.  Trusting, and getting closer to God.  Letting go of hope would hurt you in the bigger picture.  HE THAT HATH NO RULE OVER HIS OWN SPIRIT IS LIKE A CITY THAT IS BROKEN DOWN, AND WITHOUT WALLS.  PROVERBS 25:28 KING JAMES.  
  • THANK GOD!  This is really important.  Always have a grateful heart.  For food, having a roof over your head, for all your blessings, you have.  For health.  Your family, etc.  God has been so good to you.  Keep thinking about who He is, and just thank Him.  Remember His power.  Remember all things are possible with God. IN EVERY THING GIVE THANKS:  FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU.  I THESSALONIANS 5:18 KING JAMES.  
  • Watch what you put in your spirit.  There is so much negativity, and just constant fear, that you don’t want to catch that.  Don’t act like the world, when it comes to sorting through information.  Trust God.  YE ADULTERERS AND ADULTERESSES, KNOW YE NOT THAT THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD?  WHOSOEVER THEREFORE WILL BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD.  JAMES 4:4 KING JAMES.  
  • Don’t shut down communication, with others.  Unless, it is toxic.  If its toxic, walk away, you don’t need that.  Ask God for discernment.  CAST OUT THE SCORNER, AND CONTENTION SHALL GO OUT; YEA STRIFE AND REPROACH SHALL CEASE.  PROVERBS 10:22 KING JAMES.  
  • Walk in love, always walk in love.  Even if they are toxic. Look at who Christ is, and pray to embrace His ways like that.  A NEW COMMANDMENT I GIVE UNTO YOU, THAT YE LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, THAT YE ALSO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.  BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.  JOHN 13:33-34 KING JAMES. 
  • You cannot always trust, this is a time, to weigh carefully situations, to have wisdom, and discernment in matters.  So, ask God for wisdom.  TRUST GOD. All things are in His hands, so you cannot always determine a matter, but you cannot be deceived, or you could make a bad mistake.  Just remember, no matter what, you are in Gods hands. I WILL SAY OF THE LORD, HE IS MY REFUGE AND MY FORTRESS; MY GOD IN HIM WILL I TRUST.  Psalms 91:2 KING JAMES.  
  • Laugh!  Look at silly things, and just laugh.  Don’t be so serious.  Lucille Ball, and Ricky Ricardo, made you laugh as a kid, look at those videos of them.  Abbott and Costello, remind you some things are just dumb, and you need to laugh at them.  Laugh, and have joy, because God is on the throne.  And you will find the balance in that.  THEN WAS OUR MOUTH FILLED WITH LAUGHTER, AND OUR TONGUE WITH SINGING:  THEN SAID THEY AMONG THE HEATHEN, THE LORD HATH DONE GREAT THINGS FOR THEM.  PSALMS 126:2 KING JAMES.  
  • Exercise.  Get some fresh air.  Take a walk, and with God.  FOR BODILY EXERCISE PROFITETH LITTLE:  BUT GODLINESS IS PROFITABLE UNTO ALL THINGS, HAVING PROMISE OF THE LIFE THAT NOW IS, AND OF THAT WHICH IS TO COME.  I TIMOTHY 4:8 KING JAMES.                                                                                                                              
  • Try not to have regrets.  We do sometimes, but try not to, with people you love, or with God, etc.   Saying I am sorry to God, asking others to forgive you, is such a release.  MATTHEW 3:2 AND SAYING REPENT YE: FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.  KING JAMES. 

I guess, this is it for now.  I feel better writing them already.  This is why I do speak my faith.  This is why I do proclaim who I am in Christ.  I am not ashamed to say, God is good, and He is my Lord.  I want to honor who He is.

Folks, that knew me, know this to be true.  I always try to acknowledge Him.  See, to me there is a danger of trying to hide your light.  Or being ashamed of who He is.  See, He has told us, that if we are ashamed of Him, He will be ashamed of us.  I want answers to prayer.  I want to survive.  And still thrive. I want to live my life, fully and complete in Christ.  I know there are times of testing.  I think right now is a time of testing.

Someone wrote this, and it is not my thought.  But they said, I have seen the signs.  Now, I am just waiting to hear the Trumpet.  Yes Christ will return.  When? No one knows…. But I don’t listen to the blind, leading the blind.  Because there are anti-Christ spirits.

Makes you think how valuable your salvation is.  It does me any way.  Folks, I just offer this.  Making Christ, your Lord and savior, gives you a promise for eternity.  But it also does make a way to cope.  These are just my thoughts….

But I hope they help you today, we all need a little help now and then.  I just hope to keep learning.  And always learning who God is.  I love Him.

Feel free to leave your comments, tell me how do you cope?  What rules, do you implement during this time, as a reminder?

God bless you. Be truly blessed….

 

Blessings, and love Elena Ramirez

  • P.S. Not sure, why my marks, duplicated here, but oh well.  Lol.  It would not let me make a space, between paragraphs.  

 

 

 

 

 

GOOD FRIDAY THOUGHTS DURING THE CORONA VIRUS 2020 ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_5611Life, its so precious.  So much that God considered our life, even after death by giving us His Son Jesus Christ.  This Good Friday, I am reminded, of what Christ did on the Cross, for each and every one of us.

I take Gods word literally.  I am a very literal person to begin with.  Words have meaning, and they should mean what God says.

So I take Gods word to heart.  From my King James bible.  That word, from God has taught me so much. But I do search in there daily.  For it is Holy word, not corrupted or changed.

So, today, I just realize, again, how precious life is.  But how challenging it is even now.  As many of us self-quarantine.  Stay inside, hide, and avoid a sickness, a virus, that has been released.  Many that live in the world, they don’t care.  They are carriers, and live their life their way, with no respect to others, and their health.  No honor for those who could easily catch it.  Sad.

I just feel like God is shaking the vine.  And I had this thought yesterday, when I was very frustrated.  I am a homebody to begin with.  But yesterday, I kind of had my limit, of being confined.  More than cabin fever.

But this thought of God shaking the vine, reminded me of Gods testing.  I feel like he is shaking the vine, testing to see who is faithful, who is not.  Who is giving lip service.  Who is true to Him.  It is a time of pruning for the body of Christ.

For some reason as well because Passover, is parallel to the Crucifixion I thought of how both are symbolic to freedom.  God freed the people of Israel, from the oppression of the Egyptians.  And Moses led them out.  Do we remember the story a bit?  Remember when the spirit of death went throughout Egypt?  God used that spirit, to scare the Egyptians, to release the people.  It worked.  They set them free.  I am grateful to be free in Christ, but also as an American.

FREEDOM.  Freedom in Christ.  By Him going to the cross.  And freedom for those who were in bondage.  God set them free.  He can set us all free.  Christ is that way.

JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE:  NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME.  John 14:6.  King James.

There is no other way, but God does have His ways, to get our attention.

Think of the virus now.  Think about how much evil there is in this world even now. There cannot be good, without evil, and there we have God and the devil.  There is always a balance to these things.  Its obvious there is evil.  But its not obvious there is good, because many do not allow it.  But even though they deny God, God cannot deny Himself, or His promises.  But it is up to us to find the balance in God.  Or we will be misled, and deceived by the devil.

Anyway, I just realized even today, how precious life is.  How precious my salvation is in Christ.  Who gave His life for us, so we could be spared the penalty of sin.  This is why even now, I plead the blood of Jesus over my household, over my self, and ask God for His protection, from this virus.  I do that for my family, and myself.  Moses wrote Psalm 91.  He knew the power of the blood.  The blood of Jesus, that commemorates today is a reminder, that yes it is a Good Friday.  Psalm 91:10 is a promise that I claim that states:

THERE SHALL NO EVIL BEFALL THEE, NEITHER SHALL ANY PLAGUE COME NEAR THY DWELLING.  PSALM 91:10 KING JAMES.  J4SZhWXmRrWcfvNoNK1HTg

What a wonderful promise, that I hold onto.  But any of us that belong to God through Christ, can claim that too.

Yet, I am also aware, how much the devil wants to deceive any of us.  You know Christ represents the shepherd.  He tends to His flock.  Me and you, if we let Him.  His sheep know His voice, and to another they will not follow.  (Another example of only listening to His voice from my King James)

WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE! SAITH THE LORD.  Jeremiah 23:1  King James.

Just a thought, but if you are turned off with religion, or religious people, don’t let that get in the way of your relationship with Christ.  See, religion, is rules, regulations traditions, rituals made by men and groups.  They make mistakes.  I have met many a pharisee, who twists and changes Gods word.  Folks just never forget God is a legal God.  You can know His laws, by trying to learn them.

So, we do have a responsibility even as little lambs, to be careful.  Careful that we do not listen to the enemies voice, and think, evil is good, and good is evil.  We really do.

Temptations come in many forms.  And one thing I have had to work on is forgiving others, for hurting me.  I say I forgive, but sometimes when I have thought of some, it has grieved me.  I don’t always feel the love, if you get my drift.  But I know in the bottom of my heart.  I wish no one harm.  I wish no one, evil.  Christ is our greatest example when it comes to forgiving.  For He told the Father on the cross, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

We don’t know, many times.  Even well, meaning Christians, we don’t.  But the thing is with me, just because I may not know, I know God does know.  So I have to take to heart, what He says, and who He is, for protection.

His sacrifice was so great.  By His stripes we are healed.  Everything He took should humble us so much, that we realize He is the way, the truth, and life.

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 53:5 King James.   

Healed….Not only on earth, but for eternity.  What a great gift.  My God is real.  And I have known it for years, because when no one else cared, God did.

But I had my part, and I still do.  Folks, it is not a one time deal, if we go back to sin.  And we can so easily.  I am just in awe of who Christ is.  How He loved.  How He had compassion, and I just never want my heart to get hard.

Yesterday, I was having a bit of a pity party.  Why me Lord, why?….and then something came across my desk, and reminded, me of someone else and their suffering.  I repented.  Dried my eyes, and asked God to forgive me.

Yes, He is shaking the vine, and I am holding on to Christ and the cross with all my being.  Thank you Lord Jesus, for taking my sins away.  And reminding me, I always have to bring it to the obedience of Christ.  In fear of God.  For someday, He will return.  And His wrath will be great.  He left the lamb of God, but will return, as the great King that He is, and vengeance will be His. IMG_1551

That scares me enough, to want to be right with Him, from moment to moment.  Looking at eternity.

The cross, reminds me.  And between now and Resurrection Sunday, I know He took the keys of hell from the devil, to unlock that door, for me, and for you, to be free.

Its always a choice.  I was trying to minister to someone, who was making an actor a god.  And I said look for God, through Christ.  Because that actor cannot save you.  Cannot spare you from hell.  Only Christ can.

It was a two day conversation.  I am happy to report, we did not argue, I just told him I cared.  Because Christ cared for me.  He still rejected me, but perhaps I planted a seed, I told him, I only hoped he could seek God.  And I did something I usually don’t because I don’t promote my writings.  I gave him the link to my page.  Maybe something there would open his eyes, to see, and know truth.

I felt sad for him sorry for him.  How lost he seemed to me, to be.  He called me a disciple, and I smiled, thanked him.  But told him, truth be, only God can call me that, not him, or even me.  I know I am a sinner saved by grace.  And if I am a saint, or a disciple, that’s Gods call.  I don’t feel worthy.

See I hold onto the cross, because I know I have had poor judgment.  I know, I have blown it many a time.  I am older now, and I messed up a lot of times.  Yes, God can restore, but I am not throwing any of those chances away now.  I am grateful.

Well, enough for now.

God bless your Good Friday, as you also ponder, with awe, and respect what Christ did on the cross for us, the day He died, began life for us, again.

 

In Christ,

Elena Ramirez

IF WE KNEW HOW MUCH GOD LOVES US SOME COULD GET PUFFED UP ~By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 3Its the Holy week.  A time, to reflect on Christ, and His love.  The love of the Father.

I was thinking about how much God loves us.  And I was thinking, if one had a personal relationship with Him, and I am talking about in the sense, where perhaps you could see Him, one might get puffed up.  Say like you do, with a person, who loves you.  Some folks, take some for granted.

Do some take God for granted?  I don’t.  And I am very careful to always keep that in the forefront of my mind, soul, and spirit….I do not want to grieve the Holy Spirit.

When I leave this earth, I don’t want to hear;  I NEVER KNEW YOU…..

I was thinking of the many people I have loved in my life.  Those that I have even prayed for.  I was loyal to that.  But they were not to me.  To some, I was not worthy of them.  They thought, they were too good to be near me, or to consider my loyalty or love.

I once had a friend, whose friendship began with prayer.  Thats how we met, by praying for others.  And then it ended and was finalized with prayer, because she kept me out of a prayer loop.  So I thought that was symbolic.

But I think about some….They rejected me.  Mocked me, had no respect.  Or was actually jealous. Pfff….

I have been rejected often.  So when I have been rejected.  It also makes me relate to Him, because He is rejected, and has been in the past as well in the sense, that He did miracles, and gave love to those who came near Him, yet even Judas set Him up, and well you know the story, He was crucified.  Talk about betrayal….

But it has all made me try to get closer to Him, our Lord, because He does not reject me.  Yes, He has His ways.  He has His commandments.  But the things He has taught me, has made me a better person.  He loves me.  But He never makes it easy for me.

Or maybe I should rephrase that, He does not just hand me something, until I understand, how to be thankful, or how to be someone who He can use.  To bring others to Him.  Till, I produce fruit.  I try by always acknowledging Him.  I don’t hide my light.

HEREIN IS MY FATHER GLORIFIED, THAT YE BEAR MUCH FRUIT:  SO SHALL YE BE MY DISCIPLES.  JOHN 15:8 King James.  

He knows, I will do that for Him.  Its just in my spiritual DNA.  But it has been refined, in the sense, that it gives me courage, to try and teach, or reach out to someone, who may have made the same mistakes I have….

BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL DENY ME BEFORE MEN, HIM WILL I ALSO DENY BEFORE MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.  MATTHEW 10:33 King James. 

I was thinking about the love, He could bestow on us.  Just think about it, He is the King of Kings.  He could open up the universe to us, in this relationship.  He could give us beauty, and wealth, and favor, and just open doors for us.

AND BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD:  BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, THAT YE MAY PROVE WHAT IS GOOD, AND ACCEPTABLE, AND PERFECT WILL OF GOD.  ROMANS 12:2 KING JAMES.  

But for those He has done that for, they don’t appreciate it.  It just corrupts them.  Think about many who are so blessed, and they think it is about them.  Pride.  That spirit comes from the devil.

But for some of us, God does not do that, yet He loves us.  And He loves us deeply.  So deeply, He gave us His Son, as a sacrifice for our sins.  Think about that, that’s great love. Who would do that? None of us…. We are not worthy enough.  But His Son was.  Our Lord, Jesus.

But to know, what He did for me, that has taught me, the difference to know.  Has really opened my eyes. I guess, I say that, because I had terrible insight, even concerning God in the beginning.  I have had bad judgement.  In life.  With even how I related to God.  Maybe you did too.

I used to look at Him, like yeah like he was the provider.  Of blessings, and life, health, etc.  The creator.  But I honor Him, the creator, not the creation.

And He is able to provide, don’t get me wrong.  But when you look at Him, like that, isn’t that so insulting?  Think about it, He is the King of Kings, and yet you look at Him, for what He can do for you.  Not what you can do for Him.

It changed my perspective.  To always be grateful.  In rich and poor times.  I think for me any way, if He had answered every prayer.  If all was good, even with family, and not having to struggle, as a child, being poor, being lonely, being abused by people.  Fighting to survive.  I wonder, if I had been sheltered, by wealth, and yes a great love, would I be so inclined to seek Him?

It hasn’t been easy.  Yes, I was protected in many ways, but yet, I was so vulnerable, to the ways of the world.  To trusting some folks, who were just bad for me.

I did learn many a lesson, from that.  Maybe to the degree, I am no longer trusting of folks.  But I was thinking how spoiled would I be, if I had not learned those lessons in life?

If there were no hardships.  Does that make sense?

And I don’t blame anybody, for the choices I have made.  I do see the mistakes I have made.  But as hard as it has been, I am grateful.  He makes me STILL seek Him.  And I claim each promise from my King James Bible as truth, as a testimony, of what He could do, but  I just don’t want to treat God, in a way, that takes Him for granted.  I just don’t.  I think about the sacrifices of Christ, and it was too great.  Just my thought, anyway.

This is a relationship, I have.  I have my part to work on it.  He does His part.  Sometimes He hides.  Sometimes He is silent.  Sometimes, He does not answer me, even though I try to implement what He says.  He does not always make a way.

But at this point, its all I know, and I will never let go of Him.  I am always reminded.  THY WILL BE DONE!

Today, someone really mocked me, and said, something to the affect that I was living in a fantasy, in a world of my own.  And I know I probably did not react that nice;

But I just said; Kiss off.  You don’t know me, and you don’t know what He has done for me.  You have not walked in my shoes.  I know, that I know there is a God.  I don’t care what folks think any more.  But I do care, what God thinks, and you will too, when you stand before Him.

I repented for part of my reaction….it was not love.

I am not going to act like a saint.  Or that I am holier than thou.  I am not.  I know, I am just a sinner saved by grace.  But if He ever makes me a saint, well I will know it in heaven.  Not on this earth.

Just as long as God gets the glory, that makes me happy.   Oh well, just some thoughts tonight.

Coping with this virus, being closed in, even more so, and I was already a homebody.  Lol.  But, just trusting God, in His ways.  I think this is a time of testing for all of us, and since, I know I fail Him often, I just pray to get it right.  I don’t want to get puffed up, knowing He loves me.

SEARCH ME, O GOD, AND KNOW MY HEART:  TRY ME, AND KNOW MY THOUGHTS.  Psalms 139:23 King James. 

Some say, God would not allow a disease.  A virus….But they don’t know their King James Bibles, they don’t even see, what God did to free His people, or how He makes things happen to correct some folks.  Gee, when He freed the Israelis, from the oppression.  How he used harsh ways, that His people knew, to plead the blood.  That says so much there.  Or to not see God punish them, for that matter.  Now we can plead the blood of Jesus.

Whatever you are thinking about God, you better rethink.  See, His ways, are not our ways.  Pray, ask Him, for discernment, between good and evil.  He does not reason, like us.  If you need wisdom, He will give it, that’s a promise.

IF ANY OF YOU LACK WISDOM LET HIM ASK OF GOD, THAT GIVETH TO ALL MEN LIBERALLY, AND UPBRAIDETH NOT; AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN HIM.  JAMES 1:5 King James.  

FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS, NEITHER ARE YOUR WAYS MY WAYS, SAITH THE LORD.  ISAIAH 55:8 King James.  

And if folks feared Him, it would be better for them.  Lots in there, but then again, there’s a lot in my King James bible.

THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES.  ROMANS 3:18 King James.   

Oh well.

In Christ, and His love, just sharing my thoughts,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

REPENTING WHEN LOSING PATIENCE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOULS.  LUKE 21:19 KJV

I hate when I lose patience.  With myself, with others.  I feel like it is a sin.  I feel like when I lose control in these areas, that I have to start all over again.  Repent, and watch myself.

Usually I am a pretty patient person.  I wasn’t always patient.  I had learned some pretty bad habits in that area, just growing up. But when Christ came into my life, it did give me a different sense to just take a deep breath, before I said or did something.  To be patient.

But there are times, when I see, things mount up, or I see no progress in my life, or in a situation, and I just kind of lose my patience.  I get frustrated.  Like a little child.  It seems so immature to be honest.

But I am human.  I make mistakes.  So do others.  Maybe its this Corona virus thing, that seems to have us all concerned, and worried.  Upset.  I don’t know how anybody can do it without God.  Because I plead the blood of Jesus over my household.  Just like Moses did, we plead the blood of Jesus.  We pray, yet we feel so concerned.  I hate to use the word fearful, but we are being extremely cautious in this household.

But watching the news, though we need to be informed, can be inundating with fear.  And many of these journalists, politicians, are very fearful.  They promote fear.  They undermine.  They plant seeds of fear.

Though, I do not see that with our President.  Donald J. Trump. I think he is doing a great job.  I think he is taking great strides and measures to protect us.  But many do not give him grace, or actually acknowledge his good efforts.

I guess, I feel sad, when I give grace to someone myself, but they do not give me grace.  Yet, I know even here as I write this, I have to give myself grace.  Now there’s a difference in not being accountable, or just shrugging something off, and not growing.

I do see the danger of that, with any fault, or sin.  I don’t think we can grow, if we don’t take responsibility, and be accountable.  Admit first of all, you lost it, and then apologize.

First to God.  Because He does see.  It grieves me, when I do sin, in any area of my life, because I do know God does see.

I sense Him that much.

He does not let me get away with it either.  Gee, when I think of the times, I have reaped, things from my own bad judgment etc.  Well, it does make me stop and think.

I never want to have a pity party about it, but sometimes, I do.  I just wonder why God, why?  Thats when He really seems to be silent.  I want to be a good example for Christ.  But I know I fail Him.  I know I do….

I only pray, for more patience.  But I know it takes time, to sometimes, actually grow fruit in an area.  And I suppose the enemy could use that against me.  But if I realize my faults in an area, and I go to God, and yes, cry, repent, maybe God will protect me from the condemnation of the enemy.  You know that nagging guilty feeling, one gets.

I never dismiss guilt.  There is though a difference between condemnation, and being convicted.  Condemnation does come from the enemy.  But being convicted will bring us to the throne, to repent, because God sees.  That fear of God, sure does kick in my spirit.  I am glad, He convicts me.

THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.  Romans 8:1 King James.

I guess, thats why I do repent because losing patience is from the flesh.  And I always have to bring it to the obedience of Christ.

Because I know guilt is something God can use to get us to go to His throne anyway.  It cleans the slate.  Theres something about not repenting that hurts us.  We cannot grow.  We cannot achieve, to me anyway a sense of overcoming something, unless we truly repent to God.  It is like it brings a curse, if that makes sense.  Because say like with being impatient, it can bring strife, and that’s not from God.  So I go to Gods throne.  I want to avoid strife at all costs.  Especially because I have been a warrior.  I am so tired of fighting sometimes.

I want to avoid strife.  I saw it growing up.  I hate to say that, but I saw that from my sweet mama, who now and then, would just lose it, and it messed with her sense of being reasonable.  She would not apologize, but she taught me to apologize.  Which now seems strange.  When I think of it in retrospect.  Only now and then I would see her be accountable for losing her patience.

But I just want to go to Gods throne, because He is there.  But I know I have to go there, if I want to change.  If I want changes in my life.  I have to know what He says, and thinks, and instructs in a manner, so I can get His attributes.

Does that make sense?

I don’t know, just feeling stretched right now, and being totally honest, and I don’t like when I snap.

I just don’t.  Oh well.  Time to go wash my face, talk to God, repent.  Make the best out of the situation…..Grow, if I can.

Lord, its in your hands.  Forgive me father, for that moment of losing it.  I got frustrated.  Thank you Father,God, no damage was done.  But I see Lord, it could have been worse. The enemy could have caused damage.  But I do submit to you my God, and the enemy must leave.  I so appreciate your mercy Lord.  Thank you for grace, when its given to me.  Even right now, it is.  Thank you.  Dear Lord.  I would explain, to my readers, but I just see it even here.  Love unconditional.  Thank you Lord.  Help me to have love always, and patience.  To be like Christ. I don’t want to grieve you or the Holy Spirit.  Lord always forgive me.  Please. Its never an excuse, and I never want to take advantage of grace.  By abusing it.  But I so appreciate your mercy, and grace.  In Jesus name.  Amen. 

It has been a few days since, I wrote the above.  I just could not publish this when I kind of lost it.  I was kind of ashamed, what kind of an example is that? I thought to myself.  I am just grateful to God.  I am feeling stronger, and more faithful.  We can fall folks, so easily from grace.  I never want to abuse grace.  Or take folks, or life for granted.  Or anything.  

More then anything, I never want to take God for granted.  I just thank Him, for holding us up right now, and I have to see it, and stay calm in Christ.  Do you sense He is trying to tell us all something?  I do, I see more than ever, its time to get right with Christ.  I think we are in end times.

AND GREAT EARTHQUAKES SHALL BE IN DIVER PLACES, AND FAMINES, AND PESTILENCES; AND FEARFUL SIGHTS AND GREAT SIGNS SHALL THERE BE FROM HEAVEN.  LUKE 21:11 KING JAMES. 

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

 

 

DO YOUR PART THEN LEAVE THE REST IN GODS HANDS ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez.


Version 2

I believe, God is on my side.  Why?  Because I am on His side.

So I know enough, to say when I have done my part; I have to leave the rest in Gods hands.  And just say, THY WILL BE DONE!

Life is so unpredictable.  You may think you are doing right, even by God, and something weird, or uncalled for will just happen.

But I do trust Gods divine appointments, and even when these things happen, I have learned, to just trust God.  I will not let go of God, as I tried to communicate in my last post.  For I did get tested.  Just recently. I hope I passed, Gods test.

But I do want to emphasize that we do have great responsibilities as Christians:  

  1.  Don’t hide your light, for Christ ever.  In fact, be bold, be courageous for what He did.  On the cross, for your salvation.  Acknowledge Him, in all your ways.
  2. Obey God.  But that means you need to study, and truly understand what Gods King James word states. USE THAT FOR ITS NOT CORRUPTED. So you do not misinterpret Him, or His Holy spirit.  The enemy will try and deceive you.  So you are not ashamed.  You have to know what God says!
  3. Serve God.   You want faith, then you need to serve Him. Because faith without works is dead. 
  4. Pray, pray without ceasing.  Constantly talk to God.
  5. Walk in love, with God, and with others.  If you are not, you are giving place to the enemy.
  6. Forgive.  Always forgive.  You don’t want that poison in your soul.  Nor do you want to stop your own blessings.
  7. Repent.  Repent daily.  See, we all sin, we all come short of Gods glory.  So be careful with the judging, that comes so easily.  It does.  Yes, we are called to warn.  But we all need to be reminded.  We serve a Holy God.  So yes, repent.  

Just some reminders here folks, but we need to never take our responsibilities for granted.  I could have listed the scriptures that remind us about these clues.  But you know what, you need to grow.  You need to search.  Get a King James bible, look them up. They are all based on King James word.

So….

Sometimes, I wonder, did I have my armor of God on?  When things happen, that are sometimes unpleasant situations.  I don’t know.

But all I do know is if I keep that little check list, in mind, when I go through life, my dear God makes sure, I am covered.

In fact, I had an unpleasant situation just the other day.  It kind of messed with my faith.  But, I just said, nope.  But when this happened, I did say, no weapon formed against me will prosper.  I said it right away.  I also released someone.  In forgiveness.

God has this, then God gave me this scripture:

HE THAT DWELLETH IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH SHALL ABIDE UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY. I WILL SAY OF THE LORD, HE IS MY REFUGE AND MY FORTRESS: MY GOD IN HIM WILL I TRUST. SURELY HE SHALL DELIVER THEE FROM THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER, AND FROM THE NOISOME PESTILENCE. HE SHALL COVER THEE WITH HIS FEATHERS: AND UNDER HIS WINGS SHALT THOU TRUST: HIS TRUTH SHALL BE THY SHIELD AND BUCKLER. PSALM 91:1-4. KING JAMES.

I am just thinking about being covered with His feathers, under His wings. His love. Thank you Lord, for this word. I praise you. Thy will be done. Glory to God, for always loving me.

 

God reminded me, I had nothing to worry about.  Because I was in that secret place with Him.  I was covered by His feathers.  He laid down His life for us on the cross, and by His stripes we are healed.  God willing, maybe some day, this can be a testimony to share, but right now it is private.

Do you know what a relief that was to me, at that moment?  That I went through what I did? I was scared for a few.  Because I just was.  I am human.  Yes, I have faith, but the enemy, wanted me to be tossed to and fro.  I said no!  I will come forth, after I have been tried, and will reflect gold.

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

THAT THE TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, BEING MUCH MORE PRECIOUS THAN OF GOLD THAT PERISHETH, THOUGH IT BE TRIED WITH FIRE, MIGHT BE FOUND UNTO PRAISE AND HONOUR AND GLORY AT THE APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST.  I Peter 1:7 King James.

Yes I praise, and honor my Lord, giving Him glory to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ in this matter.

All I know, is at this point in my life, is that every moment I have on this earth, I want to be blessing God.  Serving Him.  I don’t want to miss an opportunity, where I would even look back and say.  I missed it.  I already missed it other times.  So I don’t want to do that now.  Or take grace for granted.  Or really, to be more specific, take what Christ did on that cross for me.  If I could shout it out to the world, and make a difference, I would, if I could.  But even if its just one soul, who might read this, and realize, I am speaking truth, and change their ways.  Well, I don’t need to know, but God knows.

To think…I could have done this for you Lord.  But I missed it, would just grieve me.  So my prayer is, show me Lord. And please give me my hearts desire in this matter.  He knows.  Theres more to this prayer, but that’s between me and God.

Thanks for reading my thoughts today.

 

To His glory.

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

BEING KIND IN AN UNKIND WORLD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 3AND HE SAID, BLESSED BE THOU OF THE LORD, MY DAUGHTER:  FOR THOU HAST SHEWED MORE KINDNESS IN THE LATTER END THAN AT THE BEGINNING, IN AS MUCH AS THOU FOLLOWEST NOT YOUNG MEN, WHETHER POOR OR RICH.  RUTH 3:10 King James.  

Being kind, in an unkind world requires Gods love.  I know it.  I know it with all my heart and soul.

I guard my heart.  See, when you have been hurt by people, and situations, its easy to get a cold heart.  To grow numb.  And when you are numb, you may get unkind.

I have felt that ugly spirit trying to creep on me, and I reject it.  It actually does take discipline, to remind yourself to walk in love.  To be gentle, patient, and kind.  As a disciple of Christ.

To take on the attributes of Christ.

We live in a cruel world.  Where people, no longer seem to offer the pleasantries of kindness.  Where many just take, but do not give.  Where many, have pride, and will not apologize for their rudeness.  That is unkind.  Where people will actually know you have a need, but they purposely hold back.

Look at our society, and look at how people treat people, in opposing political parties.  Look at how the most innocent, of babies, are slaughtered in their mothers womb.  Where is the kindness?

I am done trying to understand people.  I really am.  I have met people, that I loved, or cared for, and they showed me things, that I just deemed as unkind.  Without getting into details.

So, I reject, those kind of spirits, that might try to influence me.  In a different way, then what Christ has taught me.  As I ponder on them, or think about the unkind things some folks have done to me.  I have actually had to pray, to keep my soul kind.  Patient.  Loving, wanting the heart of Christ to guide me.  So I don’t get bitter.

The law of kindness, is in my soul.  That Christ has taught me, and reminded me throughout my life, to honor. So I rebuke anything, that tries to take that away from me.

SHE OPENED HER MOUTH WITH WISDOM:  AND IN HER TONGUE IS THE LAW OF KINDNESS.  PROVERBS 31:26.  King James.

Am I perfect at having wisdom, or being kind?  No, I am growing on the vine with Christ, but I want to always look at Christ to guide me in that matter.

Have you ever seen an example of a mistreated animal?  They were born to love.  But someone was cruel to that animal, and they mistreated it, harmed it, abused it, took its trust away.  And so that animal, is no longer loving, or kind, and will bite.

Well that’s how many humans are.  Because they were not nurtured and loved. So all they do is lash out, in anger, or hate.

All I know, is one has to reject those kind of feelings, or they will become poison.  Thats why Christ told us to forgive others.

Theres a saying in the South, that says; “Bless your heart”.  When some say that though, they are actually using very kind words, to say, something derogatory.  I have heard a few saying that, actually meaning a curse.  That its a secret saying, to use against someones enemies.  I don’t understand that, or think thats kind, to have double meanings.

NOW THEREFORE SWEAR UNTO ME HERE BY GOD THAT THOU WILT NOT DEAL FALSELY WITH ME, NOR WITH MY SON, NOR WITH MY SON’S SON:  BUT ACCORDING TO THE KINDNESS THAT I HAVE DONE UNTO THEE, THOU SHALT DO UNTO ME, AND TO THE LAND WHEREIN THOU HAST SOJOURNED.  GENESIS 21:23  KING JAMES.   

Thats perversion.  If you bless someone, truly mean it in your heart, that you are blessing them.  Don’t turn it back into a secret hateful gesture, that is not kind.  Don’t people, realize, we reap what we sow?

I asked my husband the other day, because I was thinking about it; But don’t people fear God, to know, that if they are unkind, that this kind of spiritual principles, comes back like a boomerang?  He said, one would think that, but people do not.  Just pray for them.

I was thinking of someone, who actually was rude to me recently.  And has been on occasion. And I was angry, I won’t deny that.  But I caught myself, and I said Lord, just bless that person.  I mean it with love, nothing else.

See, I know I am going to stand before God.  I want my actions, but mostly my heart, to reflect, that I am a kind person, who honors God, and His commandments.  To walk in love, to be kind.  To even the unkind.

Something to think about today, I suppose.  But I know practicing it makes it perfect.

NOW THEREFORE, I PRAY YOU, SWEAR UNTO ME BY THE LORD, SINCE I HAVE SHEWED YOU KINDNESS, THAT YE WILL ALSO SHEW KINDNESS UNTO MY FATHERS HOUSE, AND GIVE ME A TRUE TOKEN.  JOSHUA 2;12 King James.  

 

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez