UNDERSTANDING WHY MANY ARE TURNED OFF WITH RELIGION ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2If I was searching for religion, I would want truth.  I would want something, that would bring me closer to God.  So, I could understand myself, others, life, how to grow, how to love others, how to know what God wants.  How to survive.  

More then anything how to thrive in life.    

There are so many reasons, to search in our spirituality, and to try and tap into religion, but I see, and I understand, why so many are turned off with religion.  

Or how some get misled.  Or fall into cults.  Being gullible, wanting God, and believing those who say they know Him.  Yet they get misled.  

First of all lets just define what religion is, or what it is to me since, I am writing this:

Religion, is rules, regulations, rituals, traditions made by men and groups.  These rules, regulations, are determined and maintained, by these people, without always having the benefit of truth, from say, a King James bible.  

Its not really based on truth, or what God says, but what this group, or people, or persons have determined as truth, and has nothing to do with real relationship with God, through Jesus Christ.  

These people leave out one great element, and that is love.  Not the fleshy kind of love, from lust.  I am talking about holy love.  Love that comes from loving God first, then by love for Gods truth, His commandments.  And just Him.  And loving others.  Strange how they leave that love out.  And that it is a commandment.  They leave it out.  They say mean spirited things, that don’t sound like that love.  You have to listen carefully.  

The sad thing though, is many claim they do.  They claim this is what God wants, or they claim this is what they believe scriptures say.  They twist, manipulate scriptures, and either corrupt the truth, to base their thoughts on.  But their is an element of deceit, in how they discern, or understand, what the scriptures say.  They put their own slant on it, and thereby corrupting what the truth is.  They pick and choose.  

Beware of those who flatter, or tickle your ears, and don’t give complete truth.  You need to know what the hell and brimstone message is, so you can repent, and get right with God.  

Many churches, false leaders do not teach the fear of God.  Nor do they teach what scriptures say about the consequences of sin.  That there is a price to be paid, if one is not right with God, and that hell is the sinners destination.  

YE SERPENTS YE GENERATION OF VIPERS, HOW CAN YE ESCAPE THE DAMNATION OF HELL?  MATTHEW 23:33 KJV.  

Its here in the King James scriptures, in many other places, of this bible, and if you are not seeing scriptures on hell, in your corrupt revision.  It could be you are not seeing it from a King James bible.  GET A KING JAMES BIBLE.  Its holy, and we are commanded anyway not to change it, so that means not using something that has been changed.  

If you are not hearing that message clearly, at church, that is a spirit of religion, and I would leave that church.  A true pastor will not only warn his parishioners about hell, but he will love them from the pulpit, like Christ would.    Like a true shepherd, as Christ is.  

I just saw a movie on Netflix, about a pastor, who departed from truth, and has an “inclusive” message, where he believes everybody is saved anyway.  And where he did not believe there was a hell.  And that message is so wrong.  But I can only imagine when he meets a searching soul, who believes that nonsense, he will be used by the devil to deceive that soul.  And the movie was good, but it lacked strong conviction, that this pastors message is wrong.  As I viewed it, it comes from a place where its sympathetic.  And sympathy is nice, but he still needs to see, his message misleads.  And he is the blind leading the blind.  He does become branded a Heretic.  But its so vague, that only one who truly knows truth, could discern, the difference.  

The movie is entitled:  Come Sunday, if you are interested, in seeing it, and by what I share with you, maybe you can relate.  Because if you saw someone standing by hells fire, you need to shout to them to repent, and get away from it.  Because hell is real. 

Maybe this is why I write.  Because I see so many fall for false prophets, and their lies.  They believe the wolves in sheeps clothing.  

I want to warn you, now, to search for God yourself.  Don’t let your mind, soul, spirit be swayed by lies, or part truth, and part lies.  You need to search for God yourself.  So you can know.  Religion, will not do that.  

Its a turn off to many.  And I understand it.  The worst kind, of religion, is when someone says they are a Christian, but they twist, and manipulate, pick and choose the scriptures they want, but leave out everything else God says.  Religion.  Rules made by men or women, to justify what they want you to think.  And its wrong. 

I have been seeing so many wolves in sheeps clothing, if you see some of my writings, lately, and what I have been writing, you can tell, I have been watching some in the body of Christ, who call themselves “Christians” and they have religion, instead of taking the truth of the gospel, and applying it to bring truth, to even those who would even listen to them.

So, if I was searching, which I am not, because I know truth, to set me free.  One could be turned off, by these phony prophets, these phony Christians, and one might totally reject God, and thats so wrong.  

I know the difference between religion and relationship, and I have relationship with Christ, by what He did on that cross, by my King James bible, and through prayer.   By seeing, I needed to repent.  By seeing, I need to fear God, and try to obey Him.

I am not searching, because I know God, according to my King James bible, by my own trial and error, and by repenting, clearing the slate.   I know, because I do fear God, and thats something that keeps me out of hot water.  But I search for my Lord daily, and that is where I know the difference.  I know His voice, and to another, I will not follow.  

AND WHEN HE PUTTETH FORTH HIS OWN SHEEP, HE GOETH BEFORE THEM, AND THE SHEEP FOLLOW HIM:  FOR THEY KNOW HIS VOICE.  AND A STRANGER WILL THEY NOT FOLLOW, BUT WILL FLEE FROM HIM:  FOR THEY KNOW NOT THE VOICE OF STRANGERS.  

JOHN 10:4-5  King James.  

Look, I don’t know who my audience is here.  But don’t let religion, or false prophets, or mean spirited Christians turn you off from God.  Don’t stop searching for God.  

You may have met someone who turned you off totally in this great quest for God, that you believe, that people who have “religion” have traits, that have shocked your senses.  And that we are all the same.  We are not!  

And you don’t want anything to do with them.  I understand that.  I stay away from them too.  But I do search for God, and He and I share, and I understand, what His truth is.  You need truth, friend.  

Don’t search for religion friend.  Search for God, search for the relationship you can obtain, by truly searching for the King of Kings.   Like I said, in my last post, about Joyce Meyers, one should follow Christ.  Never a person. 

I would start by just a prayer.  Repenting, admitting, your sins.  Asking God to cleanse your soul, asking God to forgive you.  Telling, God you want to love truly, based on who He is, not what someone has told you.  Or implemented as a rule for you.  

See there are rules and regulations, His commandments and laws, and if you want to please God, you need to see yourself what they are, so you have to search.  Don’t deny the law.  Don’t listen to messages that tell you that you don’t need the law.  We do.  

I recommend a King James bible.  For holiness.  Those that read my writings, know, I promote this very much.  Because I have seen the corruption, the compromising of changing the word, so it deceives.  So use only a King James bible.

Pray to Him daily.  And I also believe in daily repentance to God.  Every day, we can sin, if we don’t repent.  This keeps the slate clean. Talk to Him.  He is your greatest friend.  He will never leave or forsake you.  He will be there, but you have the responsibility of maintaining the relationship yourself.  

You need to keep it up, or you will get cold.  If you have gotten cold, repent, start over, and begin maintaining the relationship with all your heart, soul and mind.

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Grow, love, and always remember what Christ did for you on the cross, is not religion, but relationship, so you can be right before the Father, God almighty.  

Yes, I understand how religion can turn people off.  But you have a duty for your own soul, to search for God, in this thing called relationship.  

Blessings, and love, in Christ…..

Elena Ramirez 

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WHEN YOU SEE A FRIEND GO TO THE DARK SIDE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3886There are signs, there are signals, one might see, if they have a friend, that goes to the dark side.

And you grieve for them, because you love them.  But you cannot do anything.  Because God gives us a choice.  Its always a choice.

But when someone, purposely has pride, will not be humble, will not forgive, will not communicate, will believe a lie, and actually fight you, to maintain all that, hate.  

Well….all you can do is walk away.  When someone, will bring up offenses, over and over again, that is not forgiving.  

See, the enemy, has deceived them.  And when any of us, purposely disobey God in matters of forgiveness, well, thats giving place to the enemy.  Thats going to the dark side.  

See, our words do matter.  When one makes a commitment, to love God, and love one another, one takes it to heart.  You don’t just say it when its convenient, or when its going good.  But through all times.  

But I was not the one who made the choice to close the case but her.  And, to depart from that, is a choice, and its a choice, that brings darkness.  God sees.  

Scripture says, a friend, loves at all times, not when its convenient.  Or when, everything is alright.  Love, does love through, the disagreements, the silence, and even, the hate.  

See, I know, I love someone, someone, I called a sister, a friend, who for so much showed friendship and loyalty, to me, but when it came down to it, she was not accountable, to her own behavior.  I still love this person, but I see, she has stepped into the darkness.  And now I just grieve for her.  

Because now she is just someone, who wants nothing to do with me, ever again.  And I respect that.  It does hurt, but I am grateful, I have my armor on, and I will quench those fiery darts from the enemy, that he uses, from my frien-enemy to throw at me.  

I am careful, always, to offer forgiveness, because I know myself, that if we are not pleasing God in this, He will not forgive us.  And the record shows I did. But she rejected it.  

I may have made mistakes, in fact, I know I did, in friendship with this person, I am thinking about.  But the grace was not there for me.  And I kept seeing it, and yet I offered grace, but she would not.  She offered me the silent treatment, closed the case, and let obscenities be spoken about me.  That is not love.

So, when you don’t see grace, that is a signal, that this person, has their blinders on.  Sad thing is, if you keep your blinders on, and do not obey God,  You can miss it.  And walk right into the enemies camp, of darkness.  And he only comes to kill, steal and destroy.  Even friendships, based on prayer, and God.  Especially those kind, and that was the kind of friendship we had, at one time.  

Sad thing is though, when you see other friends, contribute to that, and take sides, well they have gone to the dark side with that person.  I REBUKE THAT, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.  I MARK THAT, AND WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM EITHER. 

We pray for people, but we also know, its a choice.  You want to pull them out of the fiery flames, but when people silence you, want nothing to do with you.

 You go, on, with Christ.  Christ said, as His disciples, we were to love one another.  He said, that we were to forgive.  He said, that love would show we were His disciples.  I have tried, but I am done.  

I will try and not write about this person, ever again, concerning this person.  Because this person, did not care, that she wounded me.  But this is how I heal.  And I have nothing further to say, you see, I tried. And I know it.

I have so many cards from this person, so many reminders, of a commitment, that she just forgot about.  So I may do some purging, of gifts, and reminders. 

Make sure you have done all you can in love, and forgiveness, and let the record reflect that.  Because there is one.  And God sees.  

If you can relate to my friend, I  implore you to repent to God.  I don’t expect an apology at this point, from her, but if I can warn someone, don’t go to the dark side.  

BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.  JOHN 13:35  KJV.  

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez 

WHY ONE IS LOSING FOCUS AND JUMPING IN THE RABBIT HOLES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4490.jpgWhy do we lose focus, and end up jumping in rabbit holes?  Remember Alice in Wonderland?  Well, she ended up jumping in a rabbit hole and looked for a way to get back.

We can do that, in a symbolic way.  By getting distracted, by not working on our relationship with Christ.  By working, by family.  By money, finances, whatever it is that takes us away from Christ, is making us to jump in rabbit holes.  Its called sin.

This can happen to the best of us, or the worst of us, whatever your perspective is.

So no one is really immune from this, even Christians.

And I guess, I am writing about it, because yesterday, I just had a terrible day.  And I was not being true to myself, or to even what I was telling the Lord.  I had to repent.

And I won’t go into details.  Because I did repent, but I had to center myself back in Christ.  And I had a good talk with my hubby, who is always honest with me, but straight. And not a crooked man, in any way.  And I thank God for him.  We all should be thankful to God for those He brings to us, but who will be honest.  I am trying to be honest with you!

My husband told me frankly, you seem to have lost your focus.  And I was amazed.  Because he hit it right on the nail.

I am a warrior, for Christ, but sometimes, when I get in that warrior mode, I have a hard time getting back centered, to my peace.

I believe in truth, and I believe in being true to God, but when I contradict myself.  Something is wrong spiritually.  And I know myself well enough, to stop, make a change, repent, and get back to “finding Christ, as the way, the truth, and the life” that John 14:6, tells us about.  That I need in my own journey of life.

I had to do that yesterday.  And as I did, I felt the Lord, tell me to write and share this.  Why?  Because He does give me words, to write, and if I can help somebody as well, then I am back to doing what I should, and I am focused.

Life is hard.  Even as we get older.  When you are younger, you can get full of yourself, and try to take on the world.  But when you get older, and you look at the progress, or the results, it can discourage you.

But with God all things are possible.  And sometimes, well, I have had to stop like I did yesterday, and get focused.  Because things like money, finances, dreams not coming true, self-esteem issues, can distract us, and we end up in that rabbit hole.  Or unrepented sin. Things that we may do, in a cowardly way, or a sneaky way, or a way, that just is not honest.  But really is not good for the soul.  

God does not want that for us.  Let me repeat that.  God does not want that for us.

But we have to discipline ourselves.  As disciples of Christ.  We have to see the error of our own ways, repent, and get back to just looking at Christ.

Praying, reading our King James Bible.  Extending grace to one another, because Christ extends grace to us.  Walking in love.  Being humble, being quiet sometimes, and just seeking our Lord.

As long as there is breath in us, anything is possible, if we are seeking the Lord.

And I love how God, shows himself mighty in small things, to increase my faith for even big things.

Even though, I had a terrible day yesterday, I was able to pray, and for someone else, as I took my mind off of me.  Yesterday, I was on FB, and a friend of mine, who I love in Christ, and I pray for, as well, in other things, asked for prayer, because her kitty had been gone out all day.  The kitty had not been feeling well, and she wanted her home.  The cat usually never stays out long, so it was unusual behavior for that cat.  It was late in the evening already.  But when I prayed with her, and it was a prayer of agreement.  I prayed specifically, that God would bring that cat home, before they closed for the night.  God answered that prayer, and the kitty returned home.  Glory to God.

But it did something to my own faith, that needed God, yesterday.  I was broken, and so off centered.  I had a horrible day.  Because I was not being true to myself, or my Lord, and I felt wicked.  And I base that, on scripture that says, there is no peace to the wicked. So I knew I was doing something wrong.  

THERE IS NO PEACE, SAITH THE LORD, UNTO THE WICKED.  ISAIAH 48:22 KJV. 

And you know what the devil wants us to feel that way.  Nope, I love my peace. So, I will do what I have to do.  Repent, be humble, and listen and seek the Lord for instruction. So that can leave!  

The other night, I saw a movie, and I don’t remember what the name of it was.  But this man said, that which is crooked, cannot be made straight, and he quoted the Bible.  

He put a slant on it, and thats why again, I don’t like to use anything that is corrupted, concerning scripture, because the anointing, and truth, can be missing from just a few words.  And totally mislead.  Who knows what Bible version he used.  I am also careful who I listen to that quotes any kind of scripture.  Remember Christ told us there would be wolves in sheep’s clothing.  

But anyway, that stuck for some reason to me, and I kept thinking of my past sins, and I thought, of how I was off, and I thought, I must be crooked.  I thought that, until I searched the scriptures myself.  I forgot, that yes, I have repented.  Do you ever do that?  It can happen.  But we have to bring everything to the obedience of Christ.  Its just the devil, the enemy trying to bring condemnation.  But if we have repented, if we have changed, well, its covered by the blood of Jesus.  

But, you know there are a few scriptures that do say that.  About that which is crooked cannot be made straight.  So if someone did not do more research, they would think thats it, theres no hope.  But I found one, that states, God can make that which is crooked straight.

“Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

GOD, can straighten us out.  He can take us off of that crooked path.  He can make the rough places plain, because He is the way, the truth, and life.

I don’t know where you are, in your journey in life.  But I will say this, if you want your path made plain, if you want to get refocused, and not tossed to and fro with this, that and the other.  Including doctrine, you have your part.  GET AND USE A KING JAMES BIBLE.  

You may have done horrendous things in your life.  But there is something to be said, by just bowing your head.  Crying to God.  Repenting, and pulling yourself up by the boot straps, and try to make that change with His help.

You don’t have to stay in that dark rabbit hole.  You don’t have to be lost any more.

Even if you are a Christian, who has sinned, you can make it right by repenting, and seeking God.

But you cannot keep jumping in that same bad rabbit hole, if you really have learned your lesson in life.  

I have learned in order to be true to myself.  I have to be true to Christ.  

Let me repeat that, and add:  I HAVE LEARNED IN ORDER TO BE TRUE TO MYSELF, I HAVE TO BE TRUE TO CHRIST.

And, that which I add, is that if I do not honor, and respect myself, and others, then honor is not mine.  

How can we get honor in something we don’t give?

Food for thought today, praying this helps you, if you are in that rabbit hole, and you feel lost.  Get focused. Call on Christ, repent, but be true to Him.  Not just in lip service, but your heart.  In your actions, and if you contradict yourself.  Get on your knees.  Get on your knees anyway, to Him, that way, you can stand up to anything.  

Advice, I take for myself as well.

Blessings, and love,

 

Elena Ramirez 

 

 

 

 

THE TRUE LIGHT FROM GOD BRINGS GLADNESS TO GROW ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0049.jpgDon’t you want to grow?  Don’t you want to be glad?  I know I do…. and if we look for the light in Gods Holy King James word, we can see the light.  

Words, they may be skimmed over, or not even taken to heart, if you are in darkness, you might not see them.

But if you take to heart what Christ said, that He is the light of the world, and you let His word, be a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path you could find that light to grow.  

THY WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH.  PSALMS 119:105.  KJV.

I AM COME A LIGHT INTO THE WORLD, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON ME SHOULD NOT ABIDE IN DARKNESS.  JOHN 12:46.  KJV. 

I want to use the analogy of a flower, and how it needs light.  Do you notice there are some plants, that thrive on light?  If you put them in a dark place, they won’t grow.  They won’t become the best they can be.  They may even die.  Sadly.  

Well there are instructions, to certain plants so they can grow.  So they can thrive, and bloom, and become beautiful.  To bring beauty, to express who God is, to shine….

Friends, let me just say this, God created, each and every one of us, to shine, for His glory.  We need KJV instruction to grow. 

And if we are allowing darkness, to invade our spirits, whatever that may be.  We will not grow. 

Many people, think I am odd, because as an example, I won’t see certain movies.  I won’t allow that darkness, to enter my “eye-gate.”  

Evil movies, or even movies, that come in the name of the Lord, but they are not based on King James scriptures.  They take the concept of God, and totally distort that.  That brings darkness.  

To me, thats deception, and it comes from the enemy.  To bring darkness.  To confuse, to distort, what Father says, in His King James word.  So I won’t watch them. 

THE LIGHT OF THE BODY IS THE EYE:  IF THEREFORE THINE EYE BE SINGLE, THY WHOLE BODY SHALL BE FULL OF LIGHT.  BUT IF THINE EYE BE EVIL, THY WHOLE BODY SHALL BE FULL OF DARKNESS.  IF THEREFORE THE LIGHT, THAT IS IN THEE BE DARKNESS, HOW GREAT IS THAT DARKNESS!  MATTHEW 6:22-23.  KJV. 

We sometimes, do not realize the ramifications of our compromising, or our allowing of such things in our spirit.  Another reason, why I won’t go to a psychic, or a fortune teller, or read, my horoscope.  For these things bring darkness.  And God totally rejects these entities.  He wants us to be holy.  He wants us to seek Him, and only Him.  Anything that is not of God, is darkness…

We so have to guard our spirits.  We so have to repent, for even doing something that may offend God in this.  For they bring curses.  They bring darkness.  We live in this world, but friends, God has told us not to be a part of it.  

To be a part of it is to be an enemy of God.  

I just want to inspire you to seek light.  Seek truth, seek the good, be the good, be light, as Christ is light.  To others, and for yourself.  

To be glad, that above scripture in that photo, says so much.  But how important is it for us to really sow light?  How important is it for us, to try and be righteous?  How important is it for us, to try and be upright in our hearts?  When I read this, I see light is sown for gladness.  

I so want the joy and gladness, that only God can give?  Don’t you?

Just my thoughts today.  In love, I want to inspire you.  Let us stay away from sin, or anything else that brings darkness.  

This is why, again as well, that I warn you don’t use those corrupted bibles.  For they have been compromised, changed, added to, and deleted.  After God warned us.  They are not light.  They are not holy.  They are part truth, and part lie.  

And if you look at them for light, you may see a counterfeit light.  Seek the true light.  This does affect us, And our discernment, our understanding, our sense of right and wrong, will be diminished if darkness is present.  We must seek the light.  

We must, depart from anything that brings darkness.  Even friends, folks…. there so much to this, concerning, the light….but this is why the world, is lost.  This is why atheists are doomed for hell, because they refuse to see the light.  Don’t be like them.  

THEN JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, YET A LITTLE WHILE IS THE LIGHT WITH YOU.  WALK WHILE YE HAVE THE LIGHT, LEST DARKNESS COME UPON YOU:  FOR HE THAT WALKETH IN DARKNESS KNOWETH NOT WHITHER HE GOETH.  JOHN 12:35.  KJV.  

Much love, Elena Ramirez 

 

 

WATCHING THE COMPANIONS YOU WALK WITH ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3138WATCHING THE COMPANIONS YOU WALK WITH ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez

 
I learned at an early age that people can influence you. They can corrupt you, they can ruin your life, if you don’t get wise.
 
Wisdom, sometimes, it does not come till much later in our lives. Because we have to learn through our mistakes. We learn through our sins, we learn through the lack of progress…
 
At least I did.
 
Anyway, I feel like I need to write this for someone. To warn you. There is….
 
Someone, that just is not good for you. You know it, but you need to know what God says…. Because you keep going with it. Maybe you love that person, maybe you keep forgiving…. But the bottom line is this person is destructive, and will be the ruin of you.
 
You are unequally yoked with this person. There is no understanding, or respect to you, for your love for God. You need to get away….
 
Scripture tells us to not be unequally yoked with an unbeliever. I could write the scripture down here for you.
 
But you need to start searching, and growing in the Lord.
 
Get a King James bible. Then get a concordance, a good Bible King James bible app. Put in the words, “unequally yoked.” Or righteousness, darkness, also as options. To find the scripture. (clue its in II Corinthians)
 
Keep growing my friends, and be careful who you walk with….
 

TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE LITTLE THING TO BE STRONG AGAINST THAT BIG THING ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE LITTLE THING TO BE STRONG AGAINST THAT BIG THING…..By Elena Ramirez

If we cannot take a stand for God, in just a little thing. Like not seeing a certain movie, or not going to a place that is notorious, for sin, or accepting people, in our lives who are bad influences.

What kind of stand is that? How can we stand against the enemy in a big thing, if we are not strong against him, in a little thing?

Folks, we can miss it. I am sad today for I see, the little foxes steal the vines…..

We are the vine, growing with Christ, but if we do not submit to Him, we can be cut off.

Don’t we see that? Again. How can we stand against the enemy in big things, if we won’t submit to God even in little things?

And take a stand against that little thing? We ALL have to see this…

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