FOR THE LORD THY GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE, EVEN A JEALOUS GOD. DEUTERONOMY 4:24.
God is jealous for your soul. He created you, in His image, and so when any of us, get off course, and we do not realize the error of our ways, He sees with jealousy!
I have seen in my own journey of life, where God has prompted to correct me here and there. But He has done it sometimes in jealousy….
He is such a gentleman, to me, but He has been known to teach me some hard lessons in life.
It grieves me, that sometimes, I have not had good judgment. It grieves me, that I made Father jealous.
I did not do it intentionally, but stupidly, being naive, being foolish, about not knowing His ways, His truth….For life. For He is the way, the truth, and the life.
Oh how I love my King James Bible. For there, I hear His voice. There I know the content is not corrupted, there, I find truth. His commandments. Not someone else’s voice, that would make Him jealous…
I remember one time, I got Father jealous, because of my fascination with angels. I had been collecting figurines of them. One time, I went to a good will store, and I found one, and she had a lantern, so I bought it.
That same night, I dreamt of her. She came alive. She was evil, and she was trying to steal my soul, the light of who Christ was. Her lantern was symbolic, to taking my light, and putting it in that lantern. I woke up, terrified.
And I immediately opened my bible. This scripture was immediately in view.
THOU SHALT HAVE NONE OTHER GODS BEFORE ME. THOU SHALT NOT MAKE 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 WATERS BENEATH THE EARTH. THOU SHALT NOT BOW DOWN THYSELF UNTO 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. AND SHOWING MERCY UNTO THOUSANDS OF THEM THAT LOVE ME AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS. DEUTERONOMY 4:7-10.
I repented. I broke it, and smashed it into tiny little pieces. There was something attached to it, in the spirit, that I did not want even anybody else to have. So I broke it, and threw it in the trash. It was a lesson, I will never forget.
You see, God saw my fascination, but even as a child, He was teaching me not to have any idolatry, before Him. For as a child, I asked my mother, when we went to mass, why did the people bow down to the statues? She had been teaching me the ten commandments, so I knew. We went to different churches, so I know the difference.
But here I was caught up in the spirit of just collecting, but it offended God.
So I am always careful now, to stop and see, what I like, what I give attention to, and why? Even people… Does it become idolatry?
You see, I don’t want to offend God. I know He is jealous. That scripture says he will visit the iniquity of the fathers, upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
Generational curses, one wonders, so I want the slate clean…..
Idolatry, can also come in the form, of loving one self. Did you know that? Remember the devil was an angel of light, who disguised himself. He can come into position by showing himself as beautiful. But behind his spirit, that ugly spirit will show up, as pride, and as conceited. He was jealous of God, but God won that fight and kicked Him out of heaven.
God does not share His glory with anyone. So it is wise, to watch out for anything that becomes idolatry, or that tries to take the place of our relationship with our Lord and savior. Because He is jealous…
I have learned lessons in that as well, though it is hard for me to articulate into words, I pray, not to give myself that attention, in these kind of matters. For it can turn into vanity.
I just want to please God. I just want His peace, in my life. I just want answers to prayer, and I do not want anything in my life, that is sin, that would take priority, or hinder my prayers. I want His protection. I just love His presence….
I want to see Him glorified, though, because of all of this. I want Him to know, and the world…so I speak it. I don’t want to make Him jealous. And I want for Him to receive any glory, or honor, or prestige, concerning anything, I prosper in. Because if you think about it, our lives are in His hand. Our health, our wealth, our blessings…..small and large.
It takes deliberate thought, to make sure when I come before Him, even in prayer, that I know, that I know who I am talking to.
He is the King of Kings, He is the Lord of Lords. He is the healer, the provider, the creator of Heaven and earth, and so much more. I do not want to make him jealous, by giving someone, or anything more priority then I do him.
So I want to be careful. Do you think about that? Are you aware He is jealous for your soul? Food for thought, I pray this blesses you…
In Christ, Elena Ramirez
So, its almost the end of the year of 2015. And I am thinking, I need to make resolutions. For 2016. As a Christian. But personally as well. Things I know, but things, I need to implement, even in writing. To decree it, to remind myself, to justify it by words. Not my words, but every pure and holy word of God, from my King James Bible. That is not corrupted.
And when I see other brothers and sisters in Christ, using corrupted word, my heart aches for them. As I know God does ache for them too, but I can only pray to make a difference, in someones faith, in their ability to know God, and to be fulfilled, in the calling for their life.
That people would see the many warnings, in scripture that warn us about this deception. Including, Revelation 22:18-19. And I know this is my calling, so even here, as I write my resolutions, I pray you see the deception of using corrupted Bibles.
This scripture came to me just yesterday, and it just tells it like it is, how so many are deceived, by someones greed, that changes a Holy Bible. It is sad, but this scripture hits it on point. They have made merchanise of Gods word, by changing it with the excuse that versions bring insight. But in doing so they have disobeyed God. They have corrupted a holy word.
So I stop to make this point before I go on with my resolutions. And I know the timing comes from God almighty…. So, I add this on…
AND THROUGH COVETOUSNESS SHALL THEY WITH FEIGNED WORDS MAKE MERCHANDISE OF YOU: WHOSE JUDGMENT NOW OF A LONG TIME LINGERETH NOT, AND THEIR DAMNATION SLUMBERETH NOT. II Peter 2:3.
Friend, you don’t want to reap that same damnation. So I implore you go back and use a King James Bible. Not a NKJV either, don’t confuse that. That is corrupted as well. As well as all of those versions.
This is my goal front and center, in Christ. As this year ends. And the new year starts….But in my journey, of life, I pray God gives me countless opportunities. To show you all the deception of these “revised” bibles.
So I ask God for long life, in all of my resolutions. So here, now are just my thoughts, my resolutions, and I pray it blesses. For my walk with God, for my life. In this journey we call life.
I probably will revise this, and add more to it, as the Holy Spirit leads, so feel free to come back and check it out. But there is something to be said, about giving God glory, so here goes:
My first resolution, and determination for the new year is to give God glory. To praise Him, to acknowledge Him, to always bring God into every conversation, if possible. To shine His truth. In all that I am. To speak it, to write it, to be someone who represents the King of Kings. As an ambassador of Christ. I want to do this with His holiness, His ability, His power, His might. His miracles magnified. I cannot do it on my own, but by who He is.
I want to please God. For I know, my life, my blessings are so determined on that. Faith pleases God. So I will daily work on my faith.
I want to walk in the authority of Gods word, my King James bible, that is not corrupted, and is holy and know that I can rebuke something that is not of God, from my life. I want you to walk in that holiness as well. So I will keep hammering it, till God says stop.
I want to have the mind of Christ. To think, say and do that which is right in His sight.
I want to get back what the devil has stolen from me. I pray I can see the fulfillment. Just so I can say, “Look what the Lord has done for me.” It gets me righteously angry, that I was so naive. So ignorant to Gods truth, that I see the many mistakes I made. Yes, I judge myself. We are called to do that, and though, I want to extend grace even to myself, I cannot help and see, I can be my own worst enemy, by not obeying God.
So yes, I want to be mindful with the mind of Christ, to obey God, and listen ever so carefully to the promptings of the H0ly Spirit.
I need to always remember to discipline myself through Gods Holy word, by reading it. Chewing on it. Meditating on it, writing it, and living it. As I claim it. Sharpening my spirit. Sharpening my senses so I am not dull and dumb. I see how the enemy deceives when any of us do not know truth Gods, truth.
I want to be mindful to walk in love. To be love, as Christ is love. To always be a reflection of Christ. To all. To be polite. To not seek my own gratification but that of others first, in the sense that I cannot be selfish. Self, is a symptom that the enemy can sneak in there to steal and deceive. So I want to be aware of the enemies antics.
Yes knowing that the enemy, comes to kill steal and destroy, has taught me more then ever to submit to God. OBEY GOD!
Resist the enemy and he will flee. So I will rebuke the enemy. I will rebuke those negative thoughts of doom and gloom. And send them right back to the pit of hell. I send curses back to the sender. I am called to bless, but if someone wants to curse, they bounce right off of me, because I wear the armor of God. Which reminds me, I need to put on that armor daily. And it quenches the fiery darts of the enemy. They reap what they sow. As I do. Knowing this is a principle, that is like a boomerang.
I will be prayerful. I know there is power in prayer. So I resolve to pray for myself, and others. To not forget the power of just even a small whisper to say, God help me. Help that person.
I want to be kind to all. To have the compassion of Christ. To extend mercy. So they will see Christ in me.
I want to be firm in my resolve in what is truth and what is not. I cannot compromise any more, my values. For anyone. This goes back to pleasing God. If people do not like that about me, that is their problem, not mine.
I want to be a truth seeker for all things. Something about truth it frees a person, and so I see the need to seek it and bring truth to the light for myself. To grow, to change, to not be ashamed.
I want to walk in the authority of who I am in Christ. Totally. As the Kings daughter. I need to see, I am Royalty. I am the head. Not the tail. I am to be respected, honored and cherished. So I do that for myself morally, and with integrity. My past does not indicate my future, for I have repented. I don’t need to follow the crowd. I follow Jesus. And that keeps me on the straight and narrow path.
So, I remind myself, that repentance is always the key to getting back right with God. For I make mistakes. But purposeful disobedience, is so very wrong, and repentance does not accomplish anything if I do not learn from my mistakes. If I purposely disobey. So, I will not treat the sacrifice of my Lord and savior Christ shabbily.
I will work out my salvation, with fear and trembling in the fear of God. Being fearful of God, is one of the most healthiest things I can do, and it keeps me out of trouble. And I then can avoid the consequences. If only, by example, by even writing this, I pray the body of Christ would get this, and understand it, for it is not taught.
I need to eat better, physically because my physical health is so vital in this. But I also need to eat spiritually nothing but that which is of God. I don’t need to eat junk food spiritually or physically. And when I say junk food spiritually, I have to be mindful of subliminal messages that come in the form of junk, or evil. I don’t need to eat anything that offends God. I don’t need to know anything evil. I am reminded of Adam and Eve, and that they ate from the tree of good and evil. THAT WAS SIN! God did not want them to know evil. So I know this is sin. Just because one knows how to do something, does not mean they should. Reject it. I do not want sin in my life, in any shape or form, so I will be careful to discipline myself in that which I eat physically and spiritually. I realize what a gift health is, so I pray to know that which is healthy.
I am reminded to test and try the spirits. I have seen in this past year, many who claim they come in the name of the Lord, but their fruit is rotten. There are deceptive spirits. Who do not obey God, even in the word they choose. They compromise. And it is so evident it is sin. They actually reject Gods law, and take scripture and try to manipulate, and justify their sin, by grace. And that is just wrong. It is an abuse of Gods mercy, and I will be ever so careful not to trust people. But to trust God. My King James bible. For it says, thus saith the Lord!
I am reminded that my spiritual growth is my responsibility. So I cannot get a lazy attitude, to put off anything. For the truth of matter, is tomorrow is not promised to anyone. I have to see how valuable my time is. I have to see how important that in this time I have not to put off anyone or myself, and more then anything God. Being rushed is not an excuse to put off God. So I must discipline myself first to always go back to step one. To give God glory.
I know more then ever, how important Salvation is, how important it is to make things right with God. To be humble, to be aware, how pride steals, and is a characteristic of the enemy. So I must always relinquish pride, in being humble. To forgive. To forgive others and myself. To let go of offences. To have my peace. There are times, I cannot engage in battles.
So I remember the battle is the Lords. I have always been of the mindset to fight. I am a warrior at heart. But there are some things I see, even now in this time of my life. I cannot fight. But God can, so I see my Lord, more then ever, defending me. Taking care of me, protecting me. Providing for me.
So I am thankful. I resolve more then ever, to be grateful. To always count my blessings. To see they out number my lack. Which I know God can fill up my cup. But I know more then ever, I do not seek God for what He can give me, but for who He is. I know that…So I pray to be a giver, in great and big ways. But to give, is just such a sweet release of being grateful.
I plead the blood of Jesus, when all else comes to that point of understanding. It is all about what Christ did on that Cross for me. The blood of Jesus, is the final authority in who I am so I resolve to plead it for I know, my own ability, my own gifts and callings yes work together for the sake of the Kingdom of God. But it is the blood of Jesus I plead, that makes me who I am in Christ. I am a miracle. That supernatural sense of miracles. Because of the sacrifice of Christ.
And I pray, my love, my obedience, my longing to please Him, which goes back to the first steps with bless my King. For now, I conclude my resolutions. But leave room, even here to come back to decree it. In the name of Jesus, this is my decree, my resolution, with wisdom, for the new year. Of 2016. May it be to the glory of God in my life. For myself, and my family, to be blessed, and others.