I WONDER WHAT GOD THINKS WHEN YOU CALL HIS CHILD A “HERETIC” ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_1813.jpegTITUS 3:10 A MAN THAT IS AN HERETIC AFTER THE FIRST AND SECOND ADMONITION REJECT.  KING JAMES.  

I guess I wonder, because I was called that yesterday…….

P8280045And the sad thing is, I know I am not a heretic.  I am a child of God.  And I think if you are a Christian, and you know what God has done for you.  And you know who God is, what He can do, His power, His majesty, all of His wonderful attributes, and you Love God.  And I know I do, I always have….

You should not accept being labeled like that.  By anyone. I won’t.  I refuse those kind of words to be spoken over me. I won’t accept that, from anybody, no matter who they are.  Because I know what God has done for me.  I was lost, and broken, and it was Christ that came and soothed me, and tended to my wounds.  And I reject, that word, heretic and refuse to be called that by anyone.  I know who I am in Christ.

That did not come from God, but from the devil himself.  He threw a rock at me. Accusing.  I hope if this individual ever sees this, which I don’t know, or not, if God will make a way to do that, I pray, he looks up Revelation 12:10 from a King James.  Because there is a place in hell for those who accuse the brethren.  I am the brethren.  Bought by the blood of Jesus. I will never take that for granted.

See, I have been bought by the blood of Jesus, and I have accepted my Lord and savior, and yes, He has accepted me.  I know I have a place in His Kingdom.  He has a prepared a place for me.  I repented of my sins.  I still repent for my short comings, because I know I am not perfect.  But I always plead the blood of Jesus, because I never want to give place to the enemy.

Yes I value my salvation.  I never want to be deceived by the enemy.  I never want to take my salvation for granted.  I know the enemy can deceive someone.  Scripture says, let no man steal your crown.  I suppose thats what ticked this individual off to begin with, because I used that scripture reference.  I don’t know, exactly what ticked him off, but it was like he was a time bomb, and he exploded.  I saw it.

BEHOLD I COME QUICKLY:  HOLD THAT FAST WHICH THOU HAST, THAT NO MAN TAKE THY CROWN.  Revelation 3:11 KJV

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I walked in love with this individual, I admired this individual.  This so-called man of God.  I saw an anointing on him, because of his prayers.  Because of his prayers, for our President.  I bet some folks, could just read this, and know who I am talking about, because of his position, even in the body of Christ.  Maybe you will tell him that I wrote this about him.

He took such a mean stance toward me, that I still quite do not understand.  I got a little shocked.  We were discussing, works, and grace, and he totally took my words out of context.  I thought, I was talking to a true brother in Christ.  I was not.

And even if I was wrong, which I don’t think I was, I just feel he should have been a gentleman in Christ, and extended grace to me, he did not.  Instead, he shooed me away like I was filth.  Like a fly. Like I was on the side of the enemy, and I am not.  He made me his enemy, and I looked at him like a brother in Christ….

I rebuke that in the name of Jesus, because I know who I am in Christ.

But it made me think of that Pharisee spirit, that so many can have.  It made me think of those who are in Christ, who may just want to express themselves, and they are put down, or silenced, or not given any patience.  Perhaps, they are baby Christians, and they are trying to find truth, or their way, but instead, treated harshly.

It does make me wonder what God thinks, very seriously, because they have actually turned someone off to God.  When they could have led them to Christ.  It makes me sad, and I am sure it can make God sad to know, that this person, got so turned off, by what they see, with legalistic Christians, hitting them on the head.

No wonder, many are turned off, with religion.  No wonder, many are turned off by Christianity.  But I plead with you even here, if you have been turned off by religious folks, please don’t let that stop you from seeking Christ.  Please, He is love.  He will help you.  No matter what….Its all about relationship with Christ.  But it is up to us individually to seek Him.

See, I also have seen that religious spirit, that Pharisee spirit, from time to time, and it is so cruel, and mean.  I can identify it, and call it for what it is.  I am sure it happens more then I even know.  But God knows, and if you have experienced that, please share your comments here.   I will honor, honesty, in matters like this. IMG_2412

Now, if he had been talking to someone else, I probably would have been crushed by his words to me.  It is a good thing, I had my armor of God on, it is a good thing, I know my King James Bible.  Because I did walk in love.  All I could do was shake the dust off.  I think if I had been more of a baby Christian I would have been so hurt, that perhaps, “religion” would have turned me off.  Well, too, late, religion did turn me off a long time ago.

See, religion is rules, regulations, rituals, traditions made by men, and groups.  I don’t have a religion, I have a relationship with Christ.  I thought this man did as well.  But when it came to just sharing, he took my words, twisted them, insulted me, and tried to hurt me.

This is the definition of that word.  From the dictionary.

HERETIC – SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES OR TEACHES SOMETHING THAT GOES AGAINST ACCEPTED OR OFFICIAL BELIEFS. 

I suppose, if I could have had the chance, I would have asked him, whose beliefs are those?  Yours or God?  Because there was no love in his words. But he did not give me a chance to even communicate. No grace.  Do those words come from God, or from some twisted pre-conceived idea of what religious thinking does and think?  Because I will be honest, that spirit is not from the Christ, I know. And there is no other God. I don’t follow religion.  I follow my Lord, and savior. Jesus Christ.  Because in His spirit, I see, He is love.  He is merciful, kind, patient, and above all, holy.

I hope who ever looks at this, will remember my post.  I pray, you never treat a child of God like that.  No matter how wrong they are.  Or right they are.  Remember, we all look at things differently.  We all have our ways of learning, or understanding.  I was accused of actually omitting things out of the word of God.  Ironic, because I do uphold the King James as whole and true.  So does he.  Thats what was strange.  But even though I do not agree with many who do not uphold the King James.  I still walk in love.  I try at least.

But I know my intention in my heart of hearts,  it was not to misrepresent, or even interpret Gods word, any other way, then what He gives us.  I know the word is not up for private interpretation, but is given by the Holy Spirit.  Read II Peter 1:19-21 KJV

But I know who I am in Christ.  I may not agree with many.  On many different subjects.  Including the loss of salvation.  I believe it can be lost, if someone sins, and does not repent.  Thats when grace runs out.  And no, I don’t look for loop holes in the word of God.  Ezekiel 33 tells us to warn one another.  To save our own souls.  So, yes I do warn. Though, you might call it judging.

There have been battles, spiritual battles, but I always try to remember even though we do not agree, the enemy may have deceived that person.

Yes there have been heretic spirits, I have encountered.  When they actually want to fight, about word.  I don’t want to fight about word.  Or about Gods law.  God is a legal God.  If you don’t agree with me, thats your choice.  But God did not flip flop from the Old Testament, to the New Testament.  He only freed us, from the law of sin and death.  Not His commandments.  But I don’t have to fight.  I know truth stands on its own merit.  And I know God will do the final judging.

To judge another sister, or brother in Christ, scares me, worse yet, to accuse them of being a heretic.  But I pray, never to ever, treat someone so mean, so cruel, as I was treated yesterday.  Sad thing is, I have seen this spirit before.  And it makes me sad.  I know what word says, and it says, we will be known by the love, we have for one another.  And I did not see that love.  From this man.  A man of God.  I suppose thats why I am writing this.

BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.  JOHN 13:25  King James. 

I hope you remember this.  This is my prayer as I close.  In Christs love, that I honor, and protect, and guard, my heart.  My soul, my being.  In Christ.IMG_1762.jpg

Oh Lord, I pray I never treat a child of yours like that.  Even with what I know Lord.  I pray, I never try to wound someone you call your child.  

Lord, I know, you have given me knowledge, and understanding, discernment in many matters, but I pray, never to hit someone on the head with a bible, with your word.  Father, I know I don’t know everything, and I will not even act like I do.  I know there is much you can teach me.  

Still…But I pray, you teach me.  Because you are kind, and patient.  You know where I am on the vine.  Lord, its a good thing I walked in love with this man.  I did not argue.  I did not try to prove him right or wrong.  As he did me.  It looked like pride. I did not understand his stance.  You know… I had peace, I was not in a spirit of strife.  I knew it.  But it hurt… Since, I have actually agreed in prayer with him.  On other occasions. But he could not see who I was in Christ.  I asked him not to judge me, but he did anyway.  I just expressed myself, and he took my words, and used them against me, calling me a heretic.  

Lord, I forgive him.  But I pray, he sees the error of his ways.  Yes, I suppose it does hurt, somewhat, because I admired him.  But that was the most ugliest, most religious spirit, I have seen, and though I have seen it before in others, I never want to get near it again.  I did not expect that from him. Sad thing is Lord, he did that publicly, in front of others.  Trying to humiliate me, publicly. What does that say about him?  Or even me?  Why did that spirit come out of him?  I suppose this is why I write this post, and make it public.  

That is not who you are Lord.  You tell us, that they will scourge us.  You tell us they will hate us.  You tell us, that we will be known by the love we have for one another, and he did not walk in that love toward me Lord.  I tried, Lord, but you know our hearts.  I put it in your hands, and pray for healing.  I stood, in truth, and you’re love.  Thats all I know.  

Lord, I pray for others who have been hurt by religious folks, who have been cruel.  Heal them, show them your truth, show them, who they are in Christ.  Let them see the truth, to set them free.  I know who I am to you.  I am beloved.  I am precious in your sight.  I am more than a conqueror in Christ.  I know my gifts and callings.  I never want to treat them shabbily, or to ever make someone feel inferior.  I never want to puff myself up.  To be superior, or to treat someone shabbily.  I only want to use my gifts and callings for your glory.  To bring light, so the enemy will not deceive others.  If I have not, I ask for forgiveness.  This will make me very conscience to be careful.  

Lord, we are all on the vine, at different places, some are baby Christians, some are seasoned.  But you love us all!  This comparing in the body of Christ, judging, gets me angry, but I don’t want to sin!  

Lord, I value my salvation Father.  I never want to abuse it, by thinking grace, covers it all.  I am always aware of my part in this covenant, I agree with, by the blood of Jesus. Yes, I have works, because I know that stirs my faith.  According to your word. I know, my works won’t get me into heaven.  But I do them, for your glory, and he could not see that Lord.  He did not recognize me as a sister in Christ. Lord, help us.  The body of Christ.  Because love is missing out of so many that call themselves a Christian.

In Jesus name.  Amen.  

BUT WILT THOU KNOW, O VAIN MAN, THAT FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD?  JAMES 2:20  King James.    

And as I conclude this, I just felt the Lord remind me, that we all have sinned, and come short of His glory.  Read Romans 3:23.  KJV.  All of us have sinned, and we are still capable of sinning.  And how dare, anybody, think they are above God when it comes to judging?  Or calling someone such an ugly name.  Like that, with that kind of wording.  And connotation.  To humiliate publicly….

See, we all have sinned, and we all have been heretics, at one time or another.  In His sight.  Think about it.  Don’t forget what Christ did for you.  See the battle is the Lords.  Not mine.

This person, who I called a brother in Christ,  just happened to insult, a sister in Christ.  And I guess, the Lord knows…..this is why I write about it.

I am His servant.   Its in His hands now.

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

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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 

MY THOUGHTS ON OPPOSITION AND REJECTION IN THE BODY OF CHRIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2MY THOUGHTS ON OPPOSITION AND REJECTION IN THE BODY OF CHRIST ~ By Elena Ramirez

There are times, you will share your heart, you will share your faith, and you will find that people will not accept you and will reject you.  It may cause you to draw back.  Because you have been hurt.  Burned.  This is not the time to pull back, but to pull yourself back up, and put on the full armor of God, and raise your shield of faith up.  Give God glory…

This is a time to grow stronger.  To learn, to participate…  This is not a time to get weaker, don’t back off, from who you are in Christ.  Don’t get discouraged with rules, and regulations, and traditions, that are made by men, and groups, that are religion.  Or even rules and regulations made by the world.  

Relationship is obtainable with Christ.  By true pure holy word, from the King James, and by prayer.  Don’t let religion or the world, tell you you are scum, because someone cannot see your potential.  You must see your own potential in Christ, and you must grow!

You see, whats sad, is not everybody respects.  And whats more sad, is you don’t expect especially brothers and sisters in Christ, to turn on you like a dog.  You kind of expect it from the world, but not Christians.  But you need to keep on…..You question your own motives.  And you see when you have been wronged.

Not when you know there is no malice in your heart, in even discussing matters.  Some people cannot comprehend truth, or an open heart.  One that has been healed.  One that has seen truth.  One that really does try to fight a good fight of faith.  It bothers them to see you maintain who you are in Christ. 

I know many people, have a hard time, with my own stance on some matters of God.  I don’t profess, to be always right, but when I know, I am right, and I am challenged, fought with, mocked, rejected, made fun of, I have come to realize usually the person, I am dealing with, has their own issues.  Insecurities….

And so it becomes a challenge, to them, to try and discredit me, or make me look bad, so they can look good.  That is evil. Exactly what the devil, tried to do in the Kingdom of God.  

They may think they are so sly.  With subliminal messages, with words that undermine.  To mock, or puff up, so prideful….to hurt.  Thats the goal by them to hurt. 

But I have learned its not so much the words, but the actions.  The behaviors. People will only be around, as long as you give them attention.  Once you stop that, they stop as well, and you see the fruit.  Walk away. 

Love, loves, at all times.  Even if people do not agree with you.  Something to be said, about just being courteous….

Anyway….

I want to encourage you to keep shining your light for Christ.  There is a lost world out there.  Don’t let people, who have very deep rooted, problems of their own, make you feel inferior, because you are shining.  Shining for the King of Kings.  The Lord of Lords.  You are called to be obedient to this calling….

AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, GO YE, INTO ALL THE WORLD, AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.  HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED:  BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED.  AND THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE:  IN MY NAME SHALL THEY CAST OUT DEVILS:  THEY SHALL SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES.  THEY SHALL TAKE UP SERPENTS: AND IF THEY DRINK ANY DEADLY THING, IT SHALL NOT HURT THEM:  THEY SHALL LAY HANDS ON THE SICK AND THEY SHALL RECOVER.  MARK 16:15-18

There is so much we can do, by being true to Christ.  But religion tries to change that.  It tries to twist and change His truth. As you can tell I do not trust or like religion.  It has tried to hurt me and discredit me.  And this is why, I don’t trust many….And this is why I warn you…..

But you must see, you must know to be careful yourself, you do not get prideful.  Be careful not to get full of yourself because you may know truth.  

Its easy to do, if you take your eyes off of Christ.  But put them back on the Lord, and His suffering, and realize your sins, the sins of that brother or sister in Christ is what put Jesus on the cross to begin with.  To save us. 

This is why when I see, someone at the pulpit, puffing themselves up, or not walking in love, I see, they have to come to that place themselves, and realize the fruit they are producing is not Christ.

Yet they are trying to make someone think and act a certain way, according to the rules of their religion.  This is a spirit of manipulation, and that is like witchcraft.  I thank God, I learned to be submissive to God.  At an early age, but anybody that tries to control me, by denying me, even courtesy, well I can do without.  

Wisdom tells me, I cannot make anybody do anything.  As I do not want someone to try and make me do something.  Religion, tries to enforce things, by even rejecting others, with different approaches.  Or insisting they are right. 

The sad thing is, if you are a Christian, you need to see, we are all growing on the vine.  We may be at different stages.  As a baby Christian, as a seasoned Christian, but we are to walk in love, as Christ commanded us.  To be brothers and sisters, with kindness, respect and compassion.  And when a pastor, or another Christian rejects you, they are being disobedient to the commandment of love.  

Be smart my friends, you don’t have to join them, sometimes, you have to walk alone.  Sometimes, you have to learn yourself, in relationship with Christ truth.  But don’t get turned off by God, just because others in His name rejected you.  Don’t lose your faith.

This is a time, to seek God more, with all your heart, and being.   

You need to be smart by looking at the fruit.  I have opened myself to many, and loved them, but they could not accept my own honesty, or my own flaws, and rejected me, and have been mean to me.  It hurts.  I won’t deny that.  But I have been hurt enough now, to wear my armor of God and quench those fiery darts.  They bounce off of me now.  

But I know the difference now, and I have realized, I actually thank God for those who are mean, because they have taught me to be stronger in Christ.  To seek Him, not religion.  Not people not groups.  I follow Christ, not a person. 

Christ, does not want us to become someones punching bag, or door mat, in fact, when they don’t receive you.  Shake the dust off.   This is scriptural.  Look it up. In a KJV bible. 

You begin to see signals, when people avoid you.  Or when they are not kind, or support you.  Or they only see you and love you at their convenience.  Or on their terms.  But if you share your faith, they are not always mature enough to let someone even have a difference of opinion.  They then snub you. Reject you, openly or subliminally. 

The hardest trials I have learned, is learning that other Christian brothers and sisters really are not my brother or sister, but they have made me their enemy.  Those have been my greatest wounds in life, betrayal, hate, mockery from a person, I called a sister or brother in Christ.  I call that the Judas spirit. 

And for that they will need to examine their own conscience, and to reflect that in their own time for they will be judged by God himself.  

IF I SIN, THEN THOU MARKEST ME, AND THOU WILT NOT ACQUIT ME FROM MINE INIQUITY.  JOB 10:14  KJV.  

People wonder, why I have fear of God?  Why I wonder if salvation is lost?  Because I know that He is the one who will judge me, but if I did not do my best in love, and in guarding my Salvation…. working it out with fear and trembling…I am the one who is responsible for my own growth.  My choices. My soul.  I do not want to reap hell but heaven when I leave this earth.  We reap what we sow.  Galatians 6:7.  Look it up, in a KJV.

God supplied knowledge, wisdom, the tools to help me grow.  Prayer, my King James Bible.  He did his part….He supplied my Salvation through Christ.  But it is my responsibility to stop and reflect now and then.  

Am I doing whats right in the sight of God?  Am I being obedient?  Am I walking in love, am I giving someone a chance to be their own person in Christ?  Am I helping someone, who is maybe trying to help me?  Am I praying….  

Or has pride, stopped my own growth….Am I practicing what I preach?

I know He is the only one who could deny me heaven or hell.  So, I try now more then ever, to walk in love, even if love is not extended to me.  

Its not easy being a Christian, but I would never go back to a life without God.  I would never go back to the ways of the world.  To sin, to just take my salvation for granted.  Not when I know what Christ did for me on the cross.   I just think if we do not fear God, and we take our salvation for granted, we really are in a dangerous place.  A place of being full.  And that being full of ourselves, not God.  A place of taking what Christ did for granted….

So yes, I keep trying to share, I may miss the mark, I may be rejected, I may not even have an audience, of those to minister to.  But I will use what God has given me, here, even to write, and I will pray, God guide those to me, who I can help.  

I will not dismiss, nor reject, nor be mean to someone, because I have an agenda.  But because Gods agenda is far greater then anything I could even consider.  I will continue to shine, my light for Christ.  As He commanded, and I will try to do it in love.  

Thats the best I can offer He who gave His best for me.  

Blessings, and love, 

Elena Ramirez 

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REBUKING THE VULGAR WHORISH ADULTEROUS SPIRIT ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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if interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
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Wow, not an easy, feel good, soft and fuzzy title.  But I write them as the Lord gives them to me.

So why is the Lord using me, to write about something so strong?  That one could take offense to it.  Or it could open someones eyes.  Just the word “whore”, is vulgar, if you think about it.  

But it is biblical to talk about.  And this applies to men and women.  And even in other situations, besides adultery.  So here goes…

I WILL DO THESE THINGS UNTO THEE, BECAUSE THOU HAST GONE A WHORING AFTER THE HEATHEN AND BECAUSE THOU ART POLLUTED WITH THEIR IDOLS.  EZEKIEL 23:30  KING JAMES.  

LEST THOU MAKE A COVENANT WITH THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND, AND THEY GO A WHORING AFTER THEIR GODS, AND DO SACRIFICE UNTO THEIR GODS, AND ONE CALL THEE, AND THOU EAT OF HIS SACRIFICE.  EXODUS 34:15.  KING JAMES.  

AND THE SOUL THAT TURNETH AFTER SUCH AS HAVE FAMILIAR SPIRITS, AND AFTER WIZARDS, TO GO A WHORING AFTER THEM, I WILL EVEN SET MY FACE AGAINST THAT SOUL, AND WILL CUT HIM OFF FROM AMONG HIS PEOPLE.  LEVITICUS 20:6.  KING JAMES

So, one has to recognize it is a spirit.  And before it even manifests itself though, it can be taken to the cross, in repentance.  Before anything happens.  And I guess, thats what I want to warn you about.  I want you to recognize it, before, so you can avoid it.  So you can rebuke the whoring, adulterous spirit.  But only in the name of Jesus, can you find the power to do that.

I don’t want to judge anybody.  I have taken my own sins, to the cross, and prayed for forgiveness.  And even now, when I think about some of my own stupid sins, I still repent.

But, I do feel an obligation to write this, because there is a whorish, adulterous spirit, that can even come on the best, intending Christians.  Let alone, someone, who is naive, and does not know Gods truth.

Sin, its meant to kill, steal, destroy.  Its meant to stop your blessings.  Its meant to steal the promises from God from you.

Because if one sins, and does not repent, the enemy, has a “legal” right to harass you.  To steal your salvation.  To deceive you.  

I see messages, sometimes, that state grace, will make a way, when there is sin.  But they do not add, that inbetween, sin, and grace, there has to be repentance.  I don’t see it taught.  Maybe it is.

Anyway, we live in a very adulterous world.  Women, and men, showing their bodies, with no modesty, and what does this teach women, and men?  What does it teach our young girls?  Where is the outcry to say, cover yourselves up….don’t give it all away.  Leave the mystery.  But our society does not teach these things.  Just turn your television on, and you see it.

Respect yourself.  Because if you don’t the devil certainly will not.

And seldom, heard, do I hear it from the body of Christ, and Christian leaders.

Temptation comes….and when you most try to avoid it.  It will try anyway. But God says if we are obedient to him, he will not allow a temptation.

THERE HATH NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN;  BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YE ARE ABLE:  BUT WILL WITH THE TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT.  I Corinthians 10:13 King James only.

Remember Joseph, he ran, when the Pharoahs wife tried to seduce him.

We should run from sin.  We should teach our daughters and sons, the benefits of staying away from sin.  Including sexually transmitted diseases.

Now, just a clue here, but because we all want to be beautiful, smart, and blessed.  But what do we use our beauty for?  Is it to attract a mate?  Is it to show you are better then someone?  

Everything our society seems to point out is the beauty someone has?  But in doing so, they are losing something.  Its innocence.  Its modesty, its self-respect.  

Sometimes when I watch television programs where hollywood, or the music community has award shows.  I look at the womens clothing, and I think, golly, girl, put some clothes on.  You can catch a cold.  To say the least…..

You know what it brings, but a whorish, adulterous spirit.  That leads to sin.

People do not talk about sin hardly any more.  Maybe because we all do sin, according to scripture.  We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  

But, when you repent, and give your heart to God, you should make sure, you stay away from sin.  So you have to understand the spirits…whether of God, or the devil.  

Because you want your robes of righteousness, clean, when you stand before God.

That is your responsibility too.  We do not have an excuse to sin, when we accept Christ.  We don’t.

I just feel like I am talking to someone, who needs to see this.  You are so tempted right now.  You want to indulge in a whorish, adulterous spirit, and release yourself to someone.  Someone, who may even say they love you.  But if they loved you, they would marry you.  They would make it right before God.  By honoring you.  It would not be adulterous.  

Maybe you have an adulterous sin, just repent.  Ask God to cleanse you of your sins.  Turn from whoring ways.  But see it, before it is too late.  

If you do not honor yourself, no one else will.  You have to see that.

But what you don’t see, is that the devil, is trying to take your blessings, your future, your hopes, even your health away.

Repent for the thought, the desire, the longing, that holds you captive and just turn back to God.

Turn back, don’t go down that road.  It leads straight to hell.  So rebuke that whorish adulterous spirit.  Rebuke it, and get right with God.  Because it leads to other sins as well.  

Rebuke it, in Jesus name.  So your own true love can be revealed to God, and others.

KNOW YE NOT THAT THE UNRIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD?  BE NOT DECEIVED; NEITHER FORNICATORS, NOR IDOLATORS, NOR ADULTERERS, NOR EFFEMINATE, NOR ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND.   NOR THIEVES, NOR COVETOUS, NOR DRUNKARDS, NOR REVILERS, NOR EXTORTIONERS, SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.  AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU, BUT YE ARE WASHED, BUT YE ARE SANCTIFIED, BUT YE ARE JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, AND BY THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD.    I CORINTHIANS 6:9-11 KING JAMES.

 

Blessings, and love, in Christ, 

 

Elena Ramirez

 

THE PROSPERITY MESSAGE MESSES PEOPLE UP ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

THE PROSPERITY MESSAGE, MESSES PEOPLE UP….

I have been a Christian for a long time now. And I just see how, one can miss it, by getting caught up in the “prosperity message.”

It is so deceiving, to try and search for God, for a financial miracle, but you don’t work on your heart, or your soul. You don’t make the priority, of Salvation, for you or others the goal.  Learning scripture.  Knowing Gods heart.  

I have seen people, who grasp onto that message, and even believing leaders, who are so full of it, that they have lost their focus on why Christ died on the cross for us.

They don’t see, how when Christ was on this earth, He was offended, by their selling of this or that, and He turned the tables on them, angrily.  In the temple.  

We are called to seek the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all things will be added.

BUT SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU. MATTHEW 6:33. KING JAMES.

I see the fruit of it, from some that I even love dearly, but they do not make knowing God the priority, they are always dreaming, for this house, or that car, or that which they can compete with the Jones.

I see they support many of these leaders, who say very questionable things.

Even in this election, there are some who are so blinded by power, and wealth, that they think that someone, with this kind of prestige, makes them the answer to Americas problems. Yet they do not see the true fruit of a fake. A counterfeit. A mean spirited person.

So they lose focus on what God says. It does mess a person up.

And I can say this, as a testimony, because when I first started in ministry, I thought, everybody asked for money, and that was how you measured success in ministry.

Wrong.

God has a way of correcting us. Changing our hearts, and I am so glad He did mine. Greed, the prosperity message, is just an illusion to what the enemy can do to confuse a person.

You see, there is a lost world out there, and when people make the prosperity message, their goal, they miss out, in seeing what Gods goal and vision is.

He wants us to be saved. To grow, to know how precious our salvation is. To know His power, His sovereignty, and to reach out for the lost. To reach for the Kingdom for others, and their salvation. To see with hearts, love.

Its just sad, I guess, its just a sign of the times.

But it is not to late, to repent, to stop and see, the goal.

You know, God is not blind to many of us who are in need of a financial miracle, but He works on our hearts first. He corrects us. If we do not receive this correction, we are, our own worst enemy.

God can change things. If only we would work for the Kingdom, for His goal, then He would bless many of us. Our businesses, would become His business, to bless.

But till then, just look at the fruit. It is rotten, it is not what God intended.

The Prosperity message, does mess up people.

In Christ,

Elena

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WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION TO PRAY? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do.... "HOW TO HAVE FAITH" This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS..... https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

If interested in reading my books via Smashwords, go to this link. My latest book. BEHAVIORAL CURSES THAT CHANGE INTO BLESSINGS WITH CHRIST. This book brings attention to the behaviors, one may have that can contribute to a curse. But by Christ it can change into a blessing. A must read for someone wondering about generational curses etc. And why we do some of the things we do….
“HOW TO HAVE FAITH” This book is a self-help book to bring insight to your faith, and to know what pleases God. Both are on SMASHWORDS…..
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/ElenaRamirezChristianauthor
If interested in ordering the Paper Back go to this link. http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION TO PRAY?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Much love, Elena

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

In Jesus name. Amen.

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