THE MEASURE OF SUCCESS IS DETERMINED BY GOD NOT MONEY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2The Prosperity message, has been going on now for a while.  Name it and claim it, Holler for a Dollar, and Just call it forth…  

I despise that message.  I despise, the distortion it brings to the body of Christ.  

When we should be seeking His face, not His hand.  I wonder how much God hates it?   I should probably not use that word despise, but I do dislike it immensely.  Why?  

Because when its taught from the pulpit, and it puts off the Salvation message, it totally misses the point, that Christ gave us as a mandate.  To seek the lost, and to preach the gospel.  

When I hear gospel messages, and it is not derived from Holy King James word, I just shake my head.  Because it then becomes the blind leading the blind.  I don’t want success if it comes from being disobedient to God, or by twisting something, manipulating it, to work.  Thats wrong, thats evil to me.  

When the prosperity message takes the focus off of the salvation message, it does not teach someone, to seek God, or to see the error of their ways, or to be humble, repentant.   To grow, not only now, but for eternity, it misses the whole point, of what Christ did for us, and can do for us.  By the cross. Its kind of flakey.

Success, hmmm, I wonder, if this is why I have not found it?  Because I see I am definitely not like those in the body of Christ who are successful.

Well anyway, according to the worlds ways.  To those who know me, or to those who might read my writings, they might ask, why should I read her writings?  What success does she have?

I don’t know, maybe someone who would see me, or meet me, would not see success.

You might even see someone who is broken.  You might not even give me a second thought.  You probably could take me or leave me.  See, that has happened to me, but I don’t care.  I mean I care, but I don’t waste my time, on people, who do not celebrate me, in Christ, but just tolerate me.  

Though, I can never compare myself to Him, or what He does, I understand that.  To know He was rejected, according to the standard of the world. They saw Christ that way too.  In a lot of ways….

FOR HE SHALL GROW UP BEFORE HIM AS A TENDER PLANT, AND AS A ROOT OUT OF A DRY GROUND:  HE HATH NO FORM NOR COMELINESS; AND WHEN WE SHALL SEE HIM, THERE IS NO BEAUTY THAT WE SHOULD DESIRE HIM.  HE IS DESPISED AND REJECTED OF MEN, A MAN OF SORROWS, AND ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF:  AND WE HID AS IT WERE OUR FACES FROM HIM; HE WAS DESPISED, AND WE ESTEEMED HIM NOT.  SURELY HE HATH BORNE OUR GRIEFS, AND CARRIED OUR SORROWS; YET WE DID ESTEEM HIM STRICKEN, SMITTEN OF GOD, AND AFFLICTED.  BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES; THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM; AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.  ISAIAH 53:2-5

I love these scriptures, that describe my Lord.  Because by His stripes we are healed.  As we get to know Him.  Body, soul, and spirit.  

But before I truly knew Him…. I did not understand.

The thing is, though, I have always strived to use my gifts and callings, to open doors. Searching for success.  I have tried to always have a learning spirit, to learn technology, to learn just the basics.  I wish I had gotten a better education, I know education can open doors.  Doors have not opened for me.

From my music, to my writings now, I have tried to look for the gimmick, to make success mine.  That was the wrong perspective by the way….  

But I don’t do that now.  Because I realized a few years ago, even with my writing, that I have a gift, to express myself, and that gift is meant to draw others to Christ.  

Freely, I have been given, freely, I must give.

I never want to abuse my gifts, He has given me.  In fact, I want my gifts to bring glory to Him.  He gave me the gift of life, and I will use my life, to bring glory to Him.  

Its not always easy, there are times, I have to have courage, be bold, step out of my comfort zone, fight the devil, with the word of God, and try to bring Him into it.  Sometimes yelling at folks, step away from the fire.  But I have found if I am obedient to that, He gives me the courage.  How I understand it, sometimes amazes me, but He shows me.  From moment to moment.   

I try….To explain, who I was before I met Him, to tell others what He did for me, and does for me.  Life is a process, of growing, and if you stop growing especially in Christ, you fail to have success.  

I don’t care if you have money, or if you even had a gift to make money, if thats your only goal in life, and you put people away, or your own family, and mostly God, you are a failure.  

Thats why I don’t peddle the word of God.  I don’t ask for donations, or an offering.  I don’t try to manipulate you, to give me something, so God can bless you.  Some would call that a seed offering.  I remember years ago, my mom used to write to a certain ministry.  She poured her heart out, and when they wrote back.  They said nothing about her need, or even tried to talk to her.  They just asked for money.  It so turned me off.

God has shown me so much, that if someone just really took the time, to be my friend in Christ, I could show them so much.  About God, about His Holy King James truth, to pray for them.  To show them….

So their life could be enhanced, blessed.  But life is so funny, when it comes to people.  They come and go.  They seek you, if you have something to give, but then they discard you, when you don’t do it their way, or you see, they are not accountable to God, or others.  Or you stop giving to them…

Because it convicts them.  Nobody likes others to tell you the truth.  They may admire it for a while, but if you tell them the truth, then you are a jerk.  For lack of a better word.  

I have concluded, at this time in my life.  If I want success, I don’t look for it in people, or in money, or what I have, or don’t have.  Financially, etc.

What I do look at…. is how much have I grown in Christ?  What kind of fruit do I have?  Is it Godly, or is it of the world?  What do I have to do in obedience to God, to be a better person?  What experiences have taught me about people, and yes God?  

I so trust God.  I so know, who He is.  And I don’t try to say that in a bragging way, but in a way, that makes me realize I fear Him, as well as Love Him.  His ways, are not our ways.  But I trust Him. I know Him.  

Its been hard, financially sometimes, but through it, I have seen God provide for me.  I never lack.  I can’t do great things with money, right now, if I could I would hope I would show and give more, do more etc.  

But I have learned, in seeking God therein is the true success.  

I won’t compete with people, or follow people.  It is a waste of energy.  

I am grateful.  To each their own.  I don’t try to do things my way.  But His way, for He is the way the truth and life.  John 14:6  I think I learned that the hard way….

I still dream, and hope, and pray the next chapter in my life, God willing will open doors, but I am grateful, for who He is, and I do seek His face not His hand, and it makes a difference for me.  I can honestly say, if doors do not open, but I can live a life, in peace, and joy, healthy, in the small things, I can be content.  With my family, then I am blessed.  But God has to be front and center, in our home, and in my life.  I want more of His presence, and love, guidance, with just confidence of who He is, and His Kingdom. I long to be refreshed…..

The above photo, is a door, my husband has been working on.  It is in our laundry room. It was warped, it was unpainted, and quite ugly.  We thought of just disposing of it.  But my husband worked on it so much, applied love, some ingenuity to it, and now its a beautiful door.  I tease my hubby and call him the “door healer.”  Because he saw the potential in it, and did not give up on it.  I see the “cross” on it….

See, I long for that, to know Christ in that way, because He does not give up on me, and I won’t give up on Him.  Has nothing to do with money, or people, but because of who He is, that I find life worth living, and being successful in Him.  

Just my thoughts today….

Elena Ramirez 

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


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

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

And believe me, I know, God tests us.

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

BUT GOD!….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And I won’t get into the details…..  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I fear God.

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

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

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

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

PSALM 106:47.  KJV.   

 

In Christ, Elena Ramirez 

WHY DO WOMEN HATE? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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Why do women hate?  Why do they hate men?  Why do they hate other women?  Why?

Recently, with the controversy about Kavanaugh, I saw and still see so much hate from women.

I see women, make one man, the poster boy for hate.  An object of hate.

I saw them saying things like “believe the victim”.  And you know, I do believe the victim.

But I don’t believe in making anybody an object of hate. In being an accuser.  Or lying.

Or pouring my hurt into someone else, by destroying their character or reputation.  We saw that.  

I see women knocking other women, yet complaining if they are attacked in the same way.  I see women, being very jealous, catty, never seeing the good in other women.  

I saw that when I worked in the business world.  Men were nice, but women, were very competitive mean, and hard to get a long with.  

I have seen that as well from just women in ministry, in the church, and maybe thats why I only consider a couple of women friends, because they don’t play that game.  Or at least not displaying it.  

I grew up, seeing hate.  From my own mama.  I could not understand it.  But I kind of do understand it now.  And God bless my mama, but she was also a victim.   The sad thing is she never did overcome it.  And I vowed to not be that way.  To me that is a curse.  I don’t want curses in my life.  

So I have sought the Lord in all matters including that.  I am not a victim, but I am victorious in Christ, and I will share more later in this.  About that. 

See, growing up, I was also a victim, of different things, and I won’t go into details.  So I could have hated.  But sometimes I see, just how dumb I was.  How trusting I was.  How naive I was.  How desperate I was.  I don’t like saying that, but I did not have any outlets.  

Since, my mother was a hater, yet loved me, she tried to control me.  I did not do well with that.  I rebelled. And instead of finding my way, I made myself vulnerable to wolves.  Men.  Evil men.  Or men, boys, who could not even figure things out for themselves.

Yes, I could have hated men.  I could have even hated my mother. But I did not.   Life has not been easy for me, in many ways.  Even with having successes.  But I don’t hate.  I don’t even hate myself.  And I can easily say here, many times, I was my worse enemy.  But I don’t hate myself.  

I could probably write a book about this, and why women hate.  But I have also learned, people are not running to go and buy my books.  That I have poured my heart into.  Already….And thats o.k.  I have accepted my situation.  If God changes that, well thats different.  

But I have known some women in the literary world.  Who have connections in publishing.  Or even ministries.  And they won’t lift one finger to help me.   Even women, that say I minister to them, they won’t even share my posts.  And some called me friend.  Yeah right.  Sorry if I sound bitter, but its true, women have not been my friend, in Christ, or a help.

And my motivation has changed sometime ago.  I am not writing for money.  I am not writing for my glory.  I am writing for the glory of God, and you cannot put a price on that.  

Yet I see how valuable any wisdom is.  And if I can impart something even here, in a small blog post, for a woman, then maybe she can be set free.  To be a wise woman.  Especially a young woman, looking to find her way.  

Let me tell you when my life really changed.  When I stopped and I saw, that yes I believed in God.  But when I decided to do things His way, in holiness, and not walk the fence between the world and God, I found my way.  By repentance.  By seeking Holy King James word.  By prayer.  By seeing the traps the devil tried to put in front of me, with temptation.  Even from other men, after I was married.  And I saw, I had to run from sin.

Sin will destroy you, blind you.  Even in the name of love.  Thats why I guess some women hate men, because perhaps a man they loved, burned them.  Burned them bad.  And they loved that man.  

But what I have learned, is that if a man truly loves you.  He will honor you.  He will wait till marriage.  Women, don’t understand that all is not fair in love and war.  If you give yourself to a man, he will take what he wants.  

Then, what women think and don’t know, they have given the most important part of themselves to the man, and even if he loves you, he looks at you differently, you are no longer a challenge.  He will even think about you doing what you did with him, with other men.  What a turn off.  He defeated you, he disarmed you by taking your sexuality.  He may even begin to hate you.  

I learned that from different men.  

But holiness, in Christ, is your greatest weapon, and will not cause you to hate.  For, what I learned from God, is to honor myself, and to repent of sin.  I learned, to submit to God.  I learned that a good woman, does not hate.  She does not blame others.  For her own mistakes.  She picks herself up, takes a bath, and cleanses herself by repenting seeking God, and loving Gods way.

Which is holy.

Long story short, I have a wonderful husband of over 30 years.  We waited till after marriage. To consume our marriage.  We did not take what we were not supposed to.   We honored God in this.  I told my husband before we got married, I wanted to do things Gods way.  He listened, he agreed.  I know that I know that is my “secret” to true love, and living happily ever after. 

I watched myself, did not fall into traps, and well, we have a fruitful marriage in Christ.  I don’t blame my past on anybody, and I don’t hate anybody even now.

Hate is ugly.  I don’t hate women.   And yes there are always more lovelier, more successful then me, even in the body of Christ, but thats o.k.  I take what God has taught me, I try to share it and I try to share it in love.

Some can take it or leave it.  I don’t really care.  To get angry or hateful, or mean about it. Just hurts yourself.  And I am not into afflicting myself. Or nobody else.  For that matter. It will stop the plans God has for you.  

I just learned, probably the hard way.  Love never fails.  And you don’t want that poison of hate in your soul.  

Be careful with these movements, that want to make men equals.  

Don’t forget God did create Adam before Eve.  Don’t forget, that she was the one that caused Adam to sin, by listening to the devil.  Don’t forget, that you don’t listen to the devil.  Listen to what God says.  Obey Him, obey God, I tell you, it will steer your life in the right direction. 

Hope this helps some body.  

Blessings, in Christ,

Elena Ramirez  

CHANGE YOUR DISPOSITION BY CHANGING YOUR POSITION CLOSER TO GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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CHANGE YOUR DISPOSITION BY CHANGING YOUR POSITION CLOSER TO GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez

Yesterday, I had a terrible day.  I was ticked off.  I was angry.  Sometimes, when I see unrighteousness, I do get angry.  Yesterday was one of those days, because I see so much deception, in the body of Christ, in our nation, and some of these folks, get me angry.

I was in battle.

And to make a long story short, I was out of focus.  And well something happened, that kind of snapped me out of it, but it was not pleasant.

Anyway, I had a chat with my hubby this morning, and I thank God for who he is, because he can sometimes, bring insight to me, inspiration, and minister to me.  I received it.  

Because he reminded me, how you have to sometimes, look at your disposition.  Look at the fruit of who you are, what you are doing, and when the darts start flying, don’t be a dummy, and just stay there, and take the hits.  Move closer to God.  Change your disposition, by changing your position, closer to God.

See, as a Christian, sure we may say we believe in God, but we have to look at our own fruit.  I had some “stinking thinking” yesterday.  It showed.

I see it now.  But sometimes, in the heat of a spiritual battle, we can get stubborn.  We can think we can handle it, we can even dish it out.  And I also saw this story on social media,  author unknown, that reminded me, we cannot:

It was about a snake.  The snake, walked into a carpenters studio, and brushed against a saw.  It grazed it, and it made the snake angry.  Well the snake said, I will show you who I am, and I will use my powers, and strangle you.  So, it wrapped itself around the saw, and the saw, not moving, the snake thought, it overpowered it, and tightened its grip around the saw harder, but because of who it was, with sharp blades, it killed the snake.  

The moral of that story is:  The snake had no right to assume, it could take on a fight with something, that had power, on its own, without even doing anything.  

See, even with me, I should have prayed more.  But I trusted my ability, I got a little overconfident.  I see it.    

See, another analogy, is that we can get so caught up in something, like I was as well, that we lose our focus.  We can be deceived by something, and well the fruit will not reflect that of Christ.  Even though, my cause was great, I was in a battle, with a saw, so to speak, and I was not equipped to handle it.  There was a chink in my armor of God.  Anger, got in the way.  

We can do that.  And I am not a snake.  I don’t take on attributes of being sneaky, mean spirited, or hitting below the belt, like some folks do.  Where one moment, they apologize, but the next minute they go for the jugular.  They don’t fight fair.  You see the fruit.  You see, the pride.  You see the denial, or excuse making, instead of being accountable.  You see, the lies, and false witnesses, and you want to hit back.  But sometimes, its not your job to hit at all.  Lesson learned. 

But I am called to be wise as the snake, but harmless as a dove.

BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES:  BE YE THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS, AND HARMLESS AS DOVES.  Matthew 10:16.  Holy King James Bible.  

But isn’t that what the devil wants to do to us?  Deceive us, corrupt us, mislead us, and so we can lose what our focus is, or who we are in Christ?  His goal, is to make us fall, and any of us will fall without Christ holding us up.  When we puff ourselves up, get full of ourselves, with pride, over estimating, our own ability, we can fall.

See, if we also just look at the devil, look at what he does, take our eyes off of Christ, we are putting the devil in a position of adoration, because we think the devil has power.  We can even take on attributes of the enemy, because we are not watching Christ, but the enemy.

We do not, if we submit to God first.  Then we can resist, the enemy, and he will flee.  Because we have changed our disposition, by changing our position closer to God.  

I do so, even now by publicly repenting to God, and asking for wisdom and guidance in these matters.  Because I don’t want to have poor judgment.  

So, in order, for me, as an example, I just see, I have to change my disposition.  I have to move out of the way of the enemy.  Get closer to God, and let those fiery darts miss me.  Practice the fruit of the spirit, and obey God.  

Sometimes, it takes something to move us, but if we are smart, if we see, if we only did it the way of the Lord, well we could miss those darts.  Put on the armor of God.  

Yes, I changed my disposition, by changing my position, and getting closer to God.  

I hope this blesses you.  You know, I always pray, to try to help you get closer to God.

Have a good one.   All glory to God, He holds me up, He heals me, and puts salve on my wounds.  He did that for me today.  With the help of my dear loving husband.  Thank you Father. 

Elena Ramirez 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He got caught up in an agenda.

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

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

MATTHEW 7:20  KING JAMES

WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Christ’s love, Elena Ramirez 

MY THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS FOR 2017 ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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My Thanksgiving Thoughts for 2017

by Christian Author Elena Ramirez

It’s a day before Thanksgiving, and I am grateful to God.  This year has been tough on me for a few reasons.  

Its been a struggle in many ways.  I have been challenged by life, by health, by friends, by enemies, by finances, by my own habits, and sometimes, you just have to grow.  But God has been with me, and guiding me through it.  I am grateful.  Thankful, stirring up my faith. 

I have grown.  And I truly believe I have in many ways.  I have had to go to the enemies camp and take back my respect.  Maybe someone does not understand that.  But when you trust people, and they immaturely reject you, or do not honor you, you stand up for yourself.  And you take back what someone has hurt, and abused.  Respect. 

You know when you are a child, you trust people to take care of you.  To be sensitive to those things and you need to learn.  And when they abuse that, and you don’t know the difference, you accept it.   But when you grow up, you see how perhaps, you were abused, and you want to break spiritual curses, or cycles, that hurt you.  I think I am in the process of breaking some of these cycles, or curses, because I see, I am the Kings Daughter.  I see, I am the head, and not the tail.  

But when you see, people, especially people, you esteemed highly, and they have no regard for honoring you in these ways, you gain strength, and walk away.  

So its sad, yet bitter sweet when you rise above it. But growing, is the goal for me any way.  I want to keep learning, and growing, for Christ.   

I have had to let go, and let God.  In a lot of ways…. For other reasons, as well…

These are things, that this year, I have seen, I need to be careful in.  With my walk with the Lord, and with others.   And its been hard.  Its been sorrowful, its been eye opening though.  

And I do trust God, I am so grateful for my family, and the true friends I do have.  I am thankful for my Salvation, for repentance, for God teaching me that I need to trust Him.  

But I have learned, in my own giving of Thanks, to be grateful for little, and big things.  To be careful not to get cold in my walk with the Lord.  To be careful, even if I vent, not to hate anybody.  To pray more.  I have learned a lot, that I cannot even put into words.  

To remember, though, not everybody takes these things to heart.  So my red flag is up….

To look, and see what God’s Holy King James word says.  And to try and obey.  As a disciple of Christ, I have learned to discipline myself.

But as I think on these things, that I am grateful for, I am reminded, no matter how hard life can be, or how blessed one may be, one must draw closer to God.   This has been my lesson it seems this year.

To seek Him more, to obey more, to be careful more, not to open spiritual doors, that are not of Him.  And through it all thanking Him, and praising Him.  And I make sure, I do.  I will not neglect this, by being passive, or not letting my light shine for Christ.  I try, and thats one thing, I pursue, to give Him glory.  

I am someone, who stays away from spiritual entities that offend God.  I honor God, and only God.  In fear of God. 

And I am careful what I speak…. I know more then ever, the power of life and death in my tongue.

But I know, I cannot be indifferent.  I cannot be cold, or lukewarm in my walk.  I cannot take God for granted, or people, or life for granted.  I must pursue His Kingdom, in His righteousness.

Repentance clears the slate, even if I don’t even understand.  But I must pursue God.  

Revelation 3, from my King James, tells us, that He knows whether we are cold or hot.  He knows if we are lukewarm, He will spit us out.  He tells us, to be careful with the blessings we do have, because some who are rich, think they do not need Him.  

They don’t know that they are miserable, poor and blind.  He counsels us to to seek Him.  Because He will rebuke us when we are wrong.  He stands at the door, and knocks, and if we hear Him, He will come and dine with us.  

Tomorrow we feast. As a tradition here in the United States.  Thanksgiving day, is a time to reflect.  And Christ is invited in my home, my humble home, but where love is, and where grateful hearts, reflect on His love, and goodness.  THANKFUL!

Some do not have these blessings, and its sad.  

But, I am just thankful to God.  I am thankful for everything He has provided for me, and I am even thankful for some things I don’t have.

Learning to be content, is peace.  And there is no peace with the wicked, as scripture says.  So, I pursue Him, in this world, that does not always seem to give love in return.  He is the vine, and I am merely a branch, but I can grow in Christ.  And produce fruit, worthy of His Kingdom.  But I make sure I stay on the vine with Christ. 

And I pursue Him, grateful, for who He is.  With God all things are possible, and I never let go of Him, in these thoughts of mine, because all things do work together for the good who love Him.  

So I am grateful this year, as I surmise on everything, and I praise Him.

Happy Thanksgiving…With much love, in Christ, 

Much love, Elena Ramirez 

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FREEDOM OF SPEECH ~ DO YOU USE IT OR ABUSE IT? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2523.jpgFREEDOM OF SPEECH DO YOU USE IT OR ABUSE IT? By Elena Ramirez

I am grateful to God for our freedoms, here, in the United States.  Many are using that right, even now with our new President.  Donald J. Trump. To protest, and express how they feel.  But they cross a line, when they riot.  

I do not agree with many of these views.  Because they are not my core values, but I do respect freedom of speech.  But what I see, is many hide behind their computer, or even publicly say, and do things with freedom of speech that makes me cringe.  They abuse it. 

So lately, I don’t know, I have been seeing a lot of abuse. By many. And I guess it even concerns me, when I see a brother or a sister, in Christ abuse it.

People, I love.

Look, God gives us each a conscience. But maybe you will just consider what I am about to say as love. Maybe a guideline to help you.

But let me ask you a few questions…
Is what your sharing, is it truth?
Is it a lie?
Is it love?
Or is it hate?
Is it mean spirited?
Is it something, that will bring understanding?
Is it something, that is not a bad example for others to learn from? Hmmm.
Is it something that respects?
Is it something that disrespects?
Does it bring unity to us as Americans, and yes even people of other races, creeds, religions etc.

Or does it set out to cause division?

Are you promoting life? Or are you promoting something that hurts life? And takes it away…..

Is your agenda, Gods agenda?

All of these things are just things we can miss. I know, I probably do. And for that I repent to God. We need to find the balance. I am not your conscience. You are. I know, myself, I have erred….

But I also know…..

If God is your savior, you know, He knows your thoughts…..

But there are things, I just shake my head at, because its as if the person, is not really thinking…..

For, when I see a brother or a sister, playing with someones emotions. And they put out something, that may make ME sympathize with them, and even bring out outrage, or anger, because they were hurt, or insulted, and then THEY say;

“Hey I was just playing with you” I was pulling your leg.

I look at that as very immature.

Its a spirit, you are releasing that is a lie, and then you call it a joke. It harms your spirit, because you are practicing lying….

You have to look at the fruit of it, and what it gives, and what it does for you. And yes even others.

I don’t trust lies, or liars, and when I see someone who I trusted use that kind of illustration, to make me think different. Or to play with my emotions. I do, no longer, trust the integrity of that person.

Its like the analogy of the little boy, who cried wolf. Making people believe him, but when they saw the lie, they stopped believing him. But the sad thing happened, the wolf really did appear. No one believed him, when he truly spoke the truth….

Look, I want to be very general about this. But lets remember.

Freedom of speech is a gift. Its something we need to honor, and protect. It should not be used, to incite, evil, or violence, or anything that goes against what Christ taught us in love. The report, should bring light, not darkness, to ourselves or others.

Yes, and truth does not always means it won’t hurt. It will…

But, use love if your going to bring truth to it. Look, I am a warrior, but even God teaches warriors to be diplomatic.

I take to God what my KJV Says, and I don’t want to just pick and choose, for my purposes.

Just food for thought, this morning. Freedom of speech…do you use it, or abuse it?

FINALLY BRETHREN, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE TRUE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE HONEST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE JUST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE PURE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE LOVELY, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE OF GOOD REPORT, IF THERE BE ANY VIRTUE, AND IF THERE BE ANY PRAISE THINK ON THESE THINGS…..THESE THINGS WHICH YE HAVE BOTH LEARNED AND RECEIVED, AND HEARD, AND SEEN IN ME DO: AND THE GOD OF PEACE SHALL BE WITH YOU. PHILIPPIANS 4:8-9. KJV.

I just realize if we are going to use our voices, we really need to stop, and think, and be responsible.  

Accountable to God and others.  In love… I never want to abuse this gift.  

Blessings in Christ, Elena Ramirez