DON’T TAKE GOD OR PEOPLE FOR GRANTED ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


Version 2THEN SHALL THEY CALL UPON ME, BUT I WILL NOT ANSWER; THEY SHALL SEEK ME EARLY, BUT THEY SHALL NOT FIND ME:  FOR THAT THEY HATED KNOWLEDGE, AND DID NOT CHOOSE THE FEAR OF THE LORD:  THEY WOULD NONE OF MY COUNSEL:  THEY DESPISED ALL MY REPROOF.  THEREFORE SHALL THEY EAT OF THE FRUIT OF THEIR OWN WAY, AND BE FILLED WITH THEIR OWN DEVICES.  FOR THE TURNING AWAY OF THE SIMPLE SHALL SLAY THEM, AND THE PROSPERITY OF FOOLS SHALL DESTROY THEM.  BUT WHOSO HEARKENETH UNTO ME SHALL DWELL SAFELY, AND SHALL BE QUIET FROM FEAR OF EVIL.  PROVERBS 1:33 King James.  

This scripture actually gives me the fear of God.  Because when I call on God, I want an answer.  But here, He states, why He will not answer.  Because of those who took Him for granted.  Or rejected Him.  They did not take the time to get to know Him, through Jesus Christ.

I pray for answers.  Even when it seems, like He does not hear me.  But I know to repent.  To be in that place of humbleness.  No matter what.  So I can be quiet from the fear of evil.

I think its terrible, that folks reject God.  Or they think they can only call on God in their convenience.  They take the idea of God for granted.  Like they have time.

People do themselves a great disservice, when they don’t read their King James bibles.  And again, this is a holy bible.  The others are not truth.  They are corrupted.

But when folks reject truth, even their bible…. When they truly do not search for God.  When they try and wing it.  Because the enemy will use that to his advantage, and deceive them, because they do not know truth.

I had a conversation with someone, who promoted hate, and said, God told her it was right.

I told her, well I went to my King James bible, and it told me to love one another.  It told me to pray for my leaders.  It told me there’s a place in hell for the accuser, according to Revelation 12:10 King James.  I told her, that her god was hate.  

If only she could see.  No one knows what time they have been allowed on this earth.  And since tomorrow is not promised to anyone.  I am making sure today, I do not reject God.  I am making sure, my trust and faith is in tact.  Its my job to do that.  I am making sure, to walk in love.  I am making sure, to just release my cares, to Him.

God does not have to jump through hoops for me to keep it.  In fact, when He does not answer me, when I sometimes go through things, that are hard, or just don’t seem fair.  I remind myself, to hold onto Him tighter.  I cannot be tossed to and fro, back and forth in this life.  Not any more.  Time is too valuable to me.  The time He gives me on this earth.  Either I believe, or I don’t, and I choose to believe.  So that means, I embrace God will all my heart and soul.  That means, I stir up my faith, by even reminding others of who He is.  By doing works….

I write this, after an experience, that kind of shook my faith up yesterday.  Or tried to.  And I am not even going to dignify it, because maybe it would bring fear to someone else.  Or maybe even to me.  I just have come too far, to even question, whether or not there is a God.  There is a God, and I will not reject Him.  I love Him.   I will have faith, without freaking out.  So, I will have faith in God.  I will trust Him.  I will not worry.  I will just believe.  I will extend grace, and mercy, because God has extended mercy and grace to me.

It seems some people take God, and other people for granted.  If they did not, they would not hurt them.  I was chatting with a girl on social media.  She was so misled.  She was so mean spirited, to someone.  She hated.  She had fear.  I tried to talk to her, but after a while, her ignorance was so strong, I just walked away from trying to chat with her.  Because that hate, motivated her, to insist she was right.  See, when folks, reject truth, or they reject God who brings truth, there is nothing you really cannot do for them.  But pray.  I suppose.

But if people, would not reject God, they would not reject a true brother or sister in Christ.

They would not abuse them.  They would not ignore them.  I can just see God reaching out to them even through the people they abuse, who has been sent by God, and ignore, the ones they take for granted.

See, God has His ways of trying to teach us sometimes.  Or minister to us.  But some people, reject you, or will not even take the time, to know you truly.

I have lost a few people in my life, that I loved.  But there were times, I felt as if they took me for granted.  But sometimes, I saw things in them, where they rejected Gods truth.  Or they rejected His ways.  His commandments.  I did not want to judge them.  In fact, I wanted to give them grace.  But when I saw they could not give me grace, I walked.

I suppose myself, if I am being totally honest, I can see, the people that I have rejected myself, in my own life.  And its not that I did not appreciate them.  I found that for the most part, the measure I used in friendship, was not the same to them.  Loyalty, honesty, being kind.  Not being sneaky.  Not breaking covenants in prayer.  Having their own motives in friendship.

I wish I had grown up with more of a standard, or more of a guideline, in picking friends,  etc.  I just kind of winged it.  In other words, I would just try and be friends with some folks, and if we clicked, that was great if we did not, well we did not.

And at this point of my life, well I have to be honest, even though, I did give it a good try with some folks, who I accept as no longer accept in my life.  I will never let go of God.  No matter what.  I think of Job.  Job, was so tested.  His friends, challenged him too.  But he prayed for his friends, and God restored him, gave him double for his trouble.

AND THE LORD TURNED THE CAPTIVITY OF JOB, WHEN HE PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS:  ALSO THE LORD GAVE JOB TWICE AS MUCH AS HE HAD BEFORE.  JOB 42:10 King James. 

But, now that I am older, I wish I had more of a set of rules to determine, who would treat me kind, and who would not have other motives.  Etc.  I wish I had understood, how to test people, to see, if they would be true.  Because I have lost many friends.  But I can actually see God doing that for me, removing them, from my life.  He knows.  He did the job, for me, even though, I did not know.

I have always believed in God.  But have I taken Him for granted?  I hope not.  But I suppose my own behavior, showed that I did as a kid growing up, because I did not know what sin would do to my life, or how I would reap that.

Life is funny.  Or strange that in the sense, you may go through something, but its how you handle it to begin with, that makes the difference.  Are you including God in it?  Are you trusting Him?  Are you making sure, your relationship is in tact with Him? Praying?

All I know today, even though I am uncertain about something.  I am certain in who God is.  That all things are possible with Him.  That if I want faith, I have to remember, faith is dead without works.  What is works?  Works is making sure, I am serving God.  And I will do that, for Him always.  No matter what He shows me, or does, or does not do.

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Blessings in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

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


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

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

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

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

To take on the attributes of Christ.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

THE ANOINTING OF ISAIAH 54:17 THAT IS WITNESS IN THE SPIRIT~By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_5488I do love this scripture. Isaiah 54:17 King James.

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

I thank God for this promise. That no weapon formed against me shall prosper. I am sure God has done that. Even when I have not seen.

But the rest of that scripture God has given about those that judge us, that speak against us, we have the authority to condemn.

Now, today, it just made me realize more, then ever, thats a promise God has given, and kept.  Because there are times, I am judged, hated, put down, and God gives me the words, to defend myself.

If its for my faith in God. My political beliefs, or even concerning my race. God gives me the words to “CONDEMN” those words. That are sometimes spoken against me.

I don’t have to let someone speak over me, something that is not of God. And I won’t go into details. But today for some reason, I just felt the anointing of that scripture, as I stood up for what I believed.  With courage.  And I spoke against those words.

Including, the mockery of supporting my Lord, in something. Glory to God.

I think sometimes, we let people speak things over us, that are not of God. And we let it take root. And we do not have to brothers and sisters. We can CONDEMN IT!

We are all created in His image, but some of us, actually take to heart and soul. Who He is, and what He says as a promise.  This is where we build our faith, and our hopes….IMG_3128

I do. I know, that I know there is a good God, and He shows me who He is.

Christ is the example. His word, is spiritual food, and I get it from my King James bible. Not from something that is not of Him.

Blessings and love,

 

Elena Ramirez

WHAT LOYALTY IS TO ME ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_5270.jpegOne attribute, or characteristic I look for is loyalty.  It seems to be elusive.  But I do look for it.

What is loyalty?

I believe loyalty is one of the greatest attributes we can have, in our souls, our spirits, as a characteristic in our personalities.  It is a characteristic, that shows faithfulness.  It shows, and gives honor.  No matter what, the situation may be, if someone is loyal, that to me, is very noble, and beautiful.  It confirms, an alliance, and makes a bond stronger.

The blood of Jesus, is loyal which makes it royal….So I plead that.

I believe God looks at our loyalties.  He looks to see, if we are faithful to Him.  If we stand up for truth, His truth, when there is controversy.  He tests our loyalty, I believe.  He did since the beginning of time.  See, when we sin, that’s not being loyal to God, to His word, to His commandments.  I believe it grieves Him.  See, if Adam and Eve, had obeyed God, His word, if they had even gone to Him again, before really listening to the devil, the curse would have been avoided.  Obeying God is being loyal to God.  The curse is then avoided.IMG_2146.jpg

He looks to see whether or not, we will have courage, to be loyal to him.  There are so many opposing voices, so He looks to see, how we deal with these voices, that frankly are anti-Christ.

And I want to write this also to remind everyone of us, what happened, when the devil tried to raise himself up.  To make himself better than God. We have to see,  how the angels that followed the devil, were not loyal to God either, and they followed the example of the evil one.  Don’t forget, God kicked him out of heaven.  Into that place called hell.

Why? Because He was disloyal to God, and tried to make himself better, and higher than God.  Sin will try and do that.

This kind of spirit, can affect any one of us.  That scares me.  Maybe thats why I want to be loyal to God, by fearing Him, and Him alone, as many King James scriptures warn us.

Because the enemy, wants to deceive each one of us, to betray God.  To be disloyal.  So when I see that in friends, or people I watch, I see that spirit of disloyalty.  To God first, then to me.  It makes me very sad.

Shouldn’t that be front and center on our minds, to be loyal to God?

I pray, daily God sees loyalty in me.  With all my faults, and flaws, and I know that are there, I hope He always sees loyalty in me….

So yes, I believe loyalty is something God looks at very, very closely.  He knows our hearts.  He knows our thoughts.  He knows, when we are not being truthful.  How can that be loyal to God?  If we are not honest with truth?  We will be deceived, exactly what the enemy wants us to do, so we turn from God.

Is loyalty taught, or does one just know?  I think I just know about it…. because of my bad judgement, I just see my errors in life.  I have learned the hard way.  But I pray God has always seen a spirit of loyalty to me….

IMG_2139.jpgIn this world, I see so many different points of view, but because I like to get to the root of the matter, in some issues, I often acquaint things with loyalty…..

I look to see if folks are loyal to God, and to me…..

To me, there are some things, that you cannot be in the middle of.  You cannot be, impartial.  You cannot be here, and there, about an issue.  Or like I used to be on the fence.  Trying to please the world, and trying to please God.  It does not work, when it comes to loyalty.

You have to be “loyal” to God and then yourself, and what His truth is, or you will be used.  You will be disrespected. You will not be honored.  Unless you honor God, and yourself, with loyalty.  And maybe you don’t see this, but you won’t be in full service to God, if you are disloyal.

I find, that if I try to be loyal to God first, in obedience, trust, expressing truth, that I can be stronger, for myself so I can be loyal to myself.  This is where the strength comes from, in loyalty.  To God.

Its not always easy, being loyal to yourself, or to something you believe in.  But you have to actually try and look at it from the perspective of God.  To me, God is loyal to us.  He loves us so much, that He has given us, so much to ponder on.  In His Holy King James word, and in the sacrifice of His son, Christ.

And as you know, I recommend King James word, because it is holy, for He is holy.  This is the word I use, to show God I want to be loyal to Him.  Because those other versions have been corrupted, they are no longer His voice.  So, I want to only read word, that I believe is His voice.  So I can show Him, my loyalty in this.  After that the Holy Spirit, reveals itself to me, by giving me discernment.  Showing Gods loyalty in word.  Because He keeps His promises from that word.

He offers us holiness, so we can be holy as well.  That is loyalty.  So, we can benefit.  So we can have an attribute, of love.  Love is loyal.  Love does not abuse something, or someone precious.  God does not abuse us.  He is true.  This is just a great part of many of His characteristics.  That He is loyal to us.

To me, I want to be loyal to God first, then family.  After that the rest can go, if they disrupt that spirit of love, by not being loyal.  I can let go very easily.  I have. Because God and family, are the priorities, I need to be loyal to first.

But I know, God looks for that loyalty too.  And I wonder what He sees, and thinks, when we are mean to each other, we are not gentle, or loving, or considerate?  When we don’t stand by each other.  Especially, when one knows circumstances.  Especially when one knows someones priorities.  When we don’t forgive. Or when we act like the world? Thats fake, thats not loyal.

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Especially, if we call ourselves Christians.  You know, I think we are in end times.  I don’t know what the future holds.  But I believe, we will be tested further, concerning our “loyalties.”  Will we be faithful to God, and to His truths, to gain strength, when things are tough?

I don’t know how things can turn.  But there are are many signs out there, even now, to tell us, be on guard.  Make sure your lamp is full.  Make sure you are not playing with your salvation.  Make sure, your loyalty is to God.  And God alone.  Be careful with idols.  Don’t make something or someone a priority, an idol, for it may offend God.

Are you loyal in this kind of thinking?

Obedience friend, to God shows loyalty.

If we are not faithful, and loyal to God, and others in little things, how can we have strength, to be loyal to God and others in big things?

I love loyalty.   I love seeing it, in our country, when we are loyal to the Constitution.  To the things, that make us great.  Unity.  We are the UNITED STATES.  For we are one nation under God, and when you have trust in God, thats loyalty.  (In God we trust) But we cannot have unity, unless we are loyal to God and country, to the Constitution.  These are, our laws of the land.

And so thats a reminder, because many Christians do not embrace Gods laws, but to keep His law, is obedience.  There are many scriptures that warn us to keep the law.

THEY KEPT NOT THE COVENANT OF GOD, AND REFUSED TO WALK IN HIS LAW:  PSALM 78:10 King James. 

IMG_2118.jpgRecently, I saw a high profile Christian magazine, that accused.  That was not loyal to our President.  And our country.  There is so much hate, and division.   So to see that from their perspective, grieved me.  Loyalty does not bring division, friends.  It does not.  I saw, wickedness in high places, because they contributed to wanting the impeachment of our President.

I look at the fruit of myself.  I look at it in others.  And to me, the greatest friend, we could have in life, is a loyal friend.  I believe I am loyal to God, so I can be a loyal friend to others.

I have loved with a loyalty thought in heart toward my friends, in the sense, I would have been there for them, if I could be.  But when I don’t see that returned, it saddens me.  Where I have held them in high esteem.  Offering grace.  Offering friendship, forgiveness, yet they forsook me.  Had pride.  Insulted me, with no respect. Or had jealousy.  Which is sin. I grieved.  For I was a good friend, loyal.

So, when I don’t see loyalty in people, or friends, family.  Especially when I am being attacked by someone else.  It grieves me.

So it makes me wonder, what does God see, does He see loyalty in the body of Christ?

You know that’s a question, I guess, whoever is reading this, needs to ask themselves, personally.

Are you loyal to God?  Are you loyal to others?

Just my thoughts today, about what loyalty means to me.  I pray, we see loyalty more.

Father, I pray you see, loyalty in me.  For you my King, are my everything.  Thank you Lord, for teaching me about loyalty.  I offer my praise, my thanks my Lord, for who you are.  Let this always express my loyalty to you my King.  

I believe, being loyal, makes one Royal…..

More than ever, for Christ was loyal to give His life for us all.  He is the King of Kings, and He was faithful to you Lord, in obedience.  He showed us how loyal love is…..

To conclude, remember how Judas betrayed Christ.  He was not loyal to our Lord, and look at where he ended up.  Betrayal is the opposite of loyalty, and if you have ever been betrayed, maybe you can learn from this yourself, to be loyal.  It hurts to be betrayed, I know this as well.  Thats why I strive to be loyal.  To God, my family, myself, to my country….and then to friends.

Merry Christmas, to God be the glory……

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

REPLACING FEAR WITH THE FEAR OF GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2109.jpegReplacing fear, with the fear of God.  Why do I write that title that way?  Well, I want to explain, because fear, sometimes, can be very unhealthy.  Yet, there is healthy fear.

And the fear of God, I believe is one of the healthiest fears we can partake in, because it can keep us out of trouble it can remind us, not to sin, it can remind us, that there are consequences  to sin, and that God, is not mocked, and that if we fear Him, we can avoid many troubles.  We can ensure our Salvation, in Christ.

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE;  BUT FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION.  Proverbs 1:7  King James.  

I have seen unhealthy fear in my lifetime, and I am older now, and if I can share this with someone, who may have fear, I would hope to help them.  Because fear, can be debilitating.  It can freeze you, it can stop you from making progress in life, and it can hinder you, from making a move, that might just be good for you.   It weakens you, so you cannot be the best you can be.

When I was growing up, my mother, was very fearful.  I see that it was contributed, by being someone who was abused by men, by people, and I see that it was contributed, by the words she spoke.  She lived in fear.  She was very lonely.  But, she did not seek the company of a man.  She was actually fearful a man would abuse me, so she did not bring a man into our household.  When I was a child, I did not understand that, but now, well, I am glad she did not, and respectful to her decision in that.

I was around fear, quite a bit, so I have to admit, I absorbed some of that fear.  You cannot help but not be affected by it, when others are fearful.  They bring that spirit to you.  She did, because she was my mother, and I learned by example.

But as I grew up, as I began to see who I am in Christ.  I realized that fear, can be sin in Gods eyes.  Because we take our eyes off of Him, and begin looking at circumstances, or situations, and fear.  We worry.  We speak negatively.  These things, do have power, by the tongue, because we have power of life and death in our tongues, and we manifest things by our words.  Read Proverbs 18:21 King James.

THE FEAR OF THE LORD PROLONGETH DAYS, BUT THE YEARS OF WICKED SHALL BE SHORTENED.  Proverbs 10:27 King James.  

I did not learn the fear of God, till a much later time in my life.  I wish I had, known of it, when I was younger, because maybe I could have spared myself, my own heartache in many ways.  Because I did not consider the consequences of things.  I did not understand, that we reap what we sow.  I did not understand, there is a price to pay, for having bad judgement.

HAVING THEREFORE THESE PROMISES, DEARLY BELOVED, LET US CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM ALL FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH AND SPIRIT, PERFECTING HOLINESS IN THE FEAR OF GOD.  II Corinthians 7:1 King James.  

Now, I won’t debate reverence to God, and respect.  Compared to the fear of God.  I will reiterate, and emphasize.  I FEAR GOD!

THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE WICKED SAITH WITHIN MY HEART, THAT THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE HIS EYES.  Psalms 36:1 King James.

HE says it is wicked!  If you don’t fear Him.  So I do.  Because with all my faults, I pray, He does not see wickedness in me.

God has spared me many heartaches, that could have been a lot worse, I am sure.  But, it made me realize, that in order to have a peaceful spirit, I had a responsibility to watch what I did.  Concerning my spirit, but in how I perceived who God is.  And that scared me, because God can be ferocious.  The wrath of God, can be very intimidating, to see, that you don’t mess around with God.  He sees everything, He knows everything, and we cannot hide from God.  I learned, not to abuse grace.  Because grace is not a license to sin.

We may not pay for our sins now, (though that is questionable) but I know when we stand before God, we will all be shaking, in the sight of Him, in fear of God in His presence, knowing the book of life will be opened, and everything we did not repent for, and cover by the blood of Jesus will be revealed.

Whenever, I have done things, that affected my spirit, in bad judgment, I realize, I had a spirit of fear, that could have been avoided, if I had not done that “bad” thing.

And one needs to ask themself, am I eating fear?  When I ask that, what are you eating spiritually?  Are you playing with other entities?  Are you, playing with Halloween, to scare yourself to be fearful?  Do you read books, or see movies, that have content, to make you fear?  Don’t do that, if you don’t want fear…..

When you are doing everything in your own ability, to keep Gods commandments, to walk in love, to forgive, to honor Christs sacrifice, the fear of God, naturally comes to you, so you don’t fear, other things.  In fact, you may get a spirit of courage, to replace that fear.

Because I know I am on Gods side, He then is on my side.

So that gives me a boldness, and a confidence sometimes, that even amazes me…. but I trust God.   I told a very wicked Pharisee spirit that, because she challenged me, and I said don’t do that!  God is on my side, because I am on His side, and HE never loses a battle!

Now, I know there are some things I am courageous in, because I do fear God.  And that briefly just means, there are attributes, God will give you, in the spiritual realm, that can give you courage.  Because He knows, who does, and does not fear Him, and who gives lip service.

Yet, there are things, I am fearful to know with just common sense, not to play with, because there are consequences.  You fear fire, you don’t jump in it, because there are consequences.  You don’t dance with the devil, and then act holier than thou.  Because you are wearing filthy garments…..and they stink!

The other day, a woman was trying to converse with me, concerning climate change.  She had a very fearful spirit, and believes a lot of that nonsense, that I believe is a hoax, for many reasons, and mainly, because they leave God out of the equation.  After all, He created the heavens and the earth.  The seasons, and the climate have changed since the beginning of time.  Read Genesis 8:22 King James.

But this lady, was not even understanding of that, and was frankly a voice of doom.  I won’t repeat what she said, because I won’t re-plant that seed of fear, but I rebuked her.  In the name of Jesus. What bothered me most about the conversation, was that she mocked the voice of my Lord, as she perceived I was a Christian.

And I just spoke up, and told her, boldly, and courageously, “Knock it off.”  You’re a bully.  If you really want to hear Gods voice, the voice of our Lord, Jesus, get a King James bible, and read that.  So you really know Gods voice….

As you know, I support that bible because it is not changed, it is holy.

THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD, AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.  Proverbs 2:5 King James.

But this is why I don’t fear, fear itself.  Because I fear God, by reading His truth from my King James.  And I apply His truths to my life.  This keeps me in His spirit, the Holy Spirit.

FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.  II TIMOTHY 1:7 King James. 

I have learned to pray.  I have learned to claim Gods promises, so I don’t fear.  I would be a basket case, if I had not learned Gods ways.  And sadly, as much as I loved my mother, in other things, I don’t want that fear that she had.  It limited her so much in life.

Sometimes, I have been limited….. but no longer.  In Christ, I am free, and free indeed.  If I am limited, it is because God has put those boundaries up…. they are not meant to keep me in, but sometimes, meant to protect me.   So I respect, and understand that.  But I pray.  I pray now, to make good decisions, and I guard my spirit in Christ, by putting on the armor of God.

BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER, AND SUPPLICATION WITH THANKSGIVING LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN UNTO GOD.  PHILIPPIANS 4:6 King James.  

Like I said, I am older now, I look back, and see, who I was then, but so glad, I am not there any more.  I believe I have a healthy out look on life, because I fear God.  And if this inspires someone, then I am glad.  Because you deserve happiness, but you have to see, what you are doing.

Are you contributing to your own fear, because you do not fear God?

AND THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING SHALL KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.  PHILIPPIANS 4:7 King James.  

I truly hope, you will do your own research in this matter.  Just don’t let this go in one ear, and out the other.  Look up the fear of God, in a good King James bible app.  Understand for yourself, how important it is to fear God.  While you are at it, you will see your natural fears going away…….

Let us all remember to repent, and be humble in the sight of God.  In fear of God.

 

Blessings, and love, in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

AS A CHRISTIAN ARE YOU DECEIVED BY THE DEVIL BY CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0245I have written a few posts about this subject in the past.  And God has given me assignments to write about it, because well to be honest, to celebrate Halloween, as a believer or a non-believer, is wrong.

It offends God in so many ways.  Every year, the sense of how wrong it is, seems to be something to write and propels me to warn. But do people really heed it?  I don’t know, all I can do is be obedient to God.

But I want to write from the perspective of a Christian.  Who no longer celebrates Halloween.

IMG_2249.jpgSee, I have been there, and done that.  I was one of those who dressed up, thought it was o.k.  And well those years as I look back were sad, dark years in my life.  Years frankly, where I was lost.  Though, I thought I was right with God.  I was spiritually in the dark, believing a lie.  I see my growth now.  I see the discernment I have.  I can honestly look back, and say I was in the dark, but I am walking in the light.  I am calling you to see too, so you can walk in the light.

Now, and its been many years, I won’t even serve Candy, with the pretense of being a Christian who puts scriptures on candy, to give light.  I have departed from it completely.  I won’t open my door, I hide behind my door, turn the light off, and close the drapes.

I don’t believe churches should celebrate it as well.  Or even have an alternative for kids, because it sends a mixed signal.  Who are you serving?  How can you say you are serving God, if you celebrate it?

COME, MY PEOPLE, ENTER THOU INTO THY CHAMBERS, AND SHUT THY DOORS ABOUT THEE:  HIDE THYSELF AS IT WERE FOR A LITTLE MOMENT, UNTIL THE INDIGNATION BE OVERPAST.  ISAIAH 26:20  King James.  

IMG_0053.JPGEither we are holy for God, or we are not.  If you are celebrating it, you are not mindful to be holy, in the sight of God, and your white garments are stained with sin.  You are actually abusing what Christ did on the cross for you, to take your sins away.  Grace does not cover purposeful disobedience to sin. Think about that.  He has called us to have discernment, to know between good and evil.  If you are celebrating it, you are getting your white holy garments dirty with sin.

Its been many years, since I have totally cut off any kind of participation in this pagan holiday.  But I have learned some things, that I want to share with you.  To one Christian to another.

I want to do this in love.  But I forewarn you, I am going to be blunt, and it may be harsh.   Though it is not my place to judge you, or condemn you.  But I will pull out my sword of truth here.  I do have my armor of God on.  But I am going to do everything in my own ability, with what God has taught me, to pull you away from hells fire!

AND OTHERS SAVE WITH FEAR, PULLING THEM OUT OF THE FIRE; HATING EVEN THE GARMENT SPOTTED BY THE FLESH.   NOW UNTO HIM THAT IS ABLE TO KEEP YOU FALLING, AND TO PRESENT YOU FAULTLESS BEFORE THE PRESENCEE OF HIS GLORY WITH EXCEEDING JOY.  TO THE ONLY WISE GOD  OUR SAVIOR, BE GLORY AND MAJESTY, DOMINITION AND POWER, BOTH AND EVER AMEN.  Jude 1:23 King James. 

Folks think about it, if you are celebrating Halloween, how does that bring glory to God?  It does not. And every Christian should have that front and center, in their mind, body, and soul.  Everything we must do, must bring glory to God.

It must be emphasized, we will all be judged by God Himself.   The Book of Life will be opened, and what will it say about each one of us?

IMG_0045 copy.JPGBut if you can look at this from the perspective of truth, and our Lord, and yes even my experiences, you may gain some insight to depart from this holiday as well.  And not celebrate it.  Not participate in it.  To not accept it as o.k. because everybody does it, and to actually see, the devils job is to deceive Christians so they can fall.  So they can miss the callings God has placed on them, when they celebrate this holiday.

Lets start with that last thought….

As a Christian, I want to remind you, that you are growing on the vine with Christ.  You may be a baby Christian, you may be a seasoned Christian.  But if you are not growing as a Christian, it could be, because you are stopping your own growth in Christ.  Those branches will be thrown into the fire.  Those branches that are cut off.  Because of sin.

IF A MAN ABIDE NOT IN ME, HE IS CAST FORTH AS A BRANCH, AND IS WITHERED; AND MEN GATHER THEM, AND CAST THEM INTO THE FIRE, AND THEY ARE BURNED.  John 15:6 King James.  

If you are celebrating Halloween, you are actually allowing spiritual curses into your own life, and you do not see, how the enemy is stopping your growth.  But you are playing with your salvation.  There are so many scriptures that tell us first of all, don’t have fellowship with darkness.

AND HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS, BUT RATHER REPROVE THEM.  FOR IT IS A SHAME EVEN TO SPEAK OF THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE DONE OF THEM IN SECRET.  Ephesians 5:11-12.

Think about the seances, the sacrifices they make to the devil.  On that night, and you are celebrating it Christian.  Shame on you, for participating in the shedding of innocent blood!  Look at our world folks.  They don’t even hide it any more.  Abortion is at an all time high, and do you know what God says about that?  First, He says thou shalt not kill.  But look at how he talks about innocent blood.

PSALM 106:35-40 KING JAMES. 

BUT WERE MINGLED AMONG THE HEATHEN, AND LEARNED THEIR WORKS.  AND THEY SERVED THIER IDOLS:  WHICH WERE A SNARE UNTO THEM.  YEA, THEY SACRIFICED THEIR SONS, AND THEIR DAUGHTERS UNTO DEVILS.  AND SHED INNOCENT BLOOD, EVEN THE BLOOD OF THEIR SONS AND OF THEIR DAUGHTERS, WHOM THEY SACRIFICED UNTO THE IDOLS OF CANAAN; AND THE LAND WAS POLLUTED WITH BLOOD.  THUS WERE THEY DEFILED WITH THEIR OWN WORKS, AND WENT A WHORING WITH THEIR OWN INVENTIONS.  THEREFORE WAS THE WRATH OF THE LORD KINDLED AGAINST HIS PEOPLE INSOMUCH THAT HE ABHORRED HIS OWN INHERITANCE.  

P1270058.JPGWhat do you think Halloween is?  A game?  Just a time to dress up? No, its very evil in its intention.  It defies God, it calls the dead forward.  It calls evil spirits forward.  Witches do their business on that night.

Look the history up.  It only has evil intentions.  It is totally the opposite of who God is, and yet there you are as a Christian, handing out candy, dressing up, and you think its all so innocent, but its not.

Sadly…..You are promoting, these terrible evil spirits to even be on your children.  By allowing them to dress up like that, teaching them from generation to generation to celebrate something that offends God.  To God its saying here take my kids, I won’t honor God in this.

There are spiritual implications, that are principles that go into affect when anybody departs from God.  They are allowing darkness into their own life, and they cannot distinguish the light from the darkness, because they are mixing the two together.

Look at this scripture.  It talks about eating at the Lords table, and the devils table.  You cannot eat that evil candy, that is meant for evil, and then want to eat at the Lords table.  Communion.  Holy Communion, with God cannot be mixed, with devils food.

YE CANNOT DRINK THE CUP OF THE LORD, AND THE CUP OF DEVILS:  YE CANNOT BE PARTAKERS OF THE LORDS TABLE, AND OF THE TABLE OF DEVILS.  I Corinthians 10:21 King James.  

There are so many of them, and I will put references to the King James scriptures I have, and that folks have contributed to as well, so you can look them up.

I could write more on this, but I am going to just let these scriptures friends shared with me, to minister to you as well.

1 Corinthians 10:21 – Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

Ephesians 5:11 – And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].

3 John 1:11 – Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Thank you Hermanita Teresita for the above scriptures you contributed.  And thank you Becky Morales for these scriptures below, that you have contributed. God bless you sisters, for your insight into this matter as well.

Leviticus 19:31 – Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.

1 John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Kings 21:6 – And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke [him] to anger.

Revelation 21:8 – But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Colossians 2:8 – Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

IMG_3392.jpegTo conclude this, I truly believe we do ourselves a disservice, by not heeding this.  We limit ourselves, our growth, but more then anything, we offend our Lord.  I am just at a point in my life, where I know I have walked for many years, but doing the wrong thing. I know I did.  But I see where Christ has brought me from, and I am ever so grateful.

I look at my life, and I see how I reaped sorrow, and sadness, and so much more, because of my disobedience.  My inability to really search the scriptures.  And as you know, I always recommend King James scriptures.

But, if I can just spare someone, this.  The curses, the darkness, the sin of it, yes I will share that.

I gladly tell you, and warn you, in love, even though I bring attention to some things that might scare you to do whats right.  Because to be honest.  The fear of God, is so needed for us, Christians.  To not play with spiritual matters.  But to fear God.  Its the best thing we can do, and depart from evil.  To trust God, by obedience, to fear Him, to depart from evil.

AND UNTO MAN HE SAID, BEHOLD THE FEAR OF THE LORD, THAT IS WISDOM; AND TO DEPART FROM EVIL IS UNDERSTANDING.  JOB 28:28  King James.

BE NOT WISE IN THINE OWN EYES; FEAR THE LORD, AND DEPART FROM EVIL. Proverbs 3:7 King James.

BY MERCY AND TRUTH INIQUITY IS PURGED: AND BY THE FEAR OF THE LORD MEN DEPART FROM EVIL.  Proverbs 16:6  King James. 

To God be the glory, with thanks, to God for showing me His truths.   I tell you this in love, but I tell you as a warning…..

As for arguing about this.  I won’t even debate it.  I learned this a long time ago.  I began seeing the difference, from year to year. I plead the blood of Jesus over myself, in these matters, and those that contributed.  See we know God.  We know, what pleases Him, and we will not partake in this unholiness.  We value our souls in Christ, we value what Christ did for us on that cross.  I know this about my sisters, who contributed these scriptures.

Truth stands on its own merit.  This is between you and God.

As a Christian are you deceived by the devil, by celebrating Halloween?

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

TRUSTING YOUR GUT INSTINCT WHEN ITS COMPELLED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3983.jpegTrusting your gut instinct…..How do you do that with confidence?

By the Holy Spirit. I have learned, to trust my gut instinct.  When it comes to people, situations, etc.  You know when you get those vibes, whether they are good or bad.

IMG_3667.jpgIt has been a challenge for me in many ways, because there were times, especially, in my youth, when I did not make the best choices.  I had terrible instincts.  Bad judgement. And I know, I have made mistakes in this.  But seeking God to guide you, will give you a better sense.

Remember Christ is the shepherd, He will guide you.  He will show you by the Holy Spirit.

Now, there are times, I get a vibe about something, or someone, and I test, or try the spirit, like we are called to do.  And that may reveal something….

I JOHN 4:1 KING JAMES 

BELOVED, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TRY THE SPIRITS WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD:  BECAUSE MANY FALSE PROPHETS ARE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD.  

I have learned, you always have to be in prayer.  I have learned, to know what my King James bible says about people.  So, I always do look for signs.

It would be a wonderful world, if we could always trust people, or if we could give someone the benefit of the doubt.  But when those signals from God, come to me, with a nagging sense, and for me to beware.  I do listen to that small voice, that is the Holy Spirit.IMG_3624.jpg

King James scripture tells us, God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.  So I take that to heart as well.  Yet, when I feel like something is off, or there are trust issues, with people, or whatever, I do pray specifically in that matter.

II TIMOTHY 1:7 KING JAMES 

FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVE US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR: BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.  

It can be a balance….But we really need discernment to understand how to weigh the spirits in matters like this.

PROVERBS 11:1 KING JAMES

A FALSE BALANCE IS ABOMINATION TO THE LORD:  BUT A JUST WEIGHT IS HIS DELIGHT.  

We are given discernment.  Discernment from God, will tell you whether or not, something is good or evil.  There, the Holy Spirit, will advise you, and you will get those vibes, or get a gut instinct about something, or someone.

MALACHI 3:18  KING JAMES

THEN SHALL YE RETURN, AND DISCERN BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED, BETWEEN HIM THAT SERVETH GOD AND HIM THAT SERVETH HIM NOT.  

DSC_0100.jpgI have learned to obey that small voice.  When it comes to people, or when it comes to situations.  I have actually been afraid to disregard that voice.  Thats how close, I feel to God, when I am not sure.  Because I trust God.

JOB 34:16 KING JAMES

IF NOW THOU HAST UNDERSTANDING, HEAR THIS:  HEARKEN TO THE VOICE OF MY WORDS.  

But whether or not I am right or wrong, I don’t want to always test that.  I want to obey God.  That is where my trust comes from.  Or reinforces things for me.  When, I am doing everything, I can in my own ability to pray, to walk in love, to repent, to be reading good Holy King James word, so I can know.  It gives me a sense of confidence to trust my instincts.

But I always have to release my trust to God.  In prayer.

There are times, when we are not sure, and knowing this, God will send a “witness in the spirit”  It will be something, or someone God will send, to confirm, those feelings.  To know truth in a matter.

ROMANS 8:16 KING JAMES

 THE SPIRIT ITSELF BEARETH WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT, THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD.  

I really try not to be led by my feelings, but what God says, but we have those feelings for a reason.  And if you know yourself, and more than anything if you know God, you can trust those vibes.

The key though, is to know yourself, if you are actually in the right spirit.  See, if you are messing with things, other entities, not obeying God, walking out of love, not forgiving, and you get a sense about someone or something, you could be deceived, misled.  Exactly what the enemy wants you to do.

There have been times, where I sensed, don’t go to a place.  Or don’t trust that person.  And I obey.  If I don’t that nagging feeling does not leave me.

Being close to God, will enable the gift of discernment.  The gift of receiving, understanding, knowledge, truth, from the Holy Spirit.  But don’t grieve the Holy Spirit.  Thats our responsibility.

I hope this helps, and will encourage you.  If you are not sure, then don’t do anything, till you get clarification, or more of an answer from God, but be careful.

Sometimes, no answer, is the answer…..especially if you have no peace, in a decision.

He tells us, He blesses us without sorrow.  So if it looks like sorrow might be attached to it, that probably is not from God.

PROVERBS 10:22 KING JAMES

THE BLESSING OF THE LORD, IT MAKETH RICH, AND HE ADDETH NO SORROW WITH IT. 

We do need to fine tune this gift, but it starts with a clean slate.  Repentance, prayer, and obeying God, because in a moment, He could speak, and you need to just know, that you know, that gut instinct is true.  Being prayerful, being consistent in seeking God, reading good King James word, is so important. IMG_3502.jpg

Ask God for the gift of discernment, so you can trust your instincts more so….

So He can guide you.

I KINGS 3:9 KING JAMES

GIVE THEREFORE THY SERVANT AN UNDERSTANDING HEART TO JUDGE THY PEOPLE, THAT I MAY DISCERN BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD:  FOR WHO IS ABLE TO JUDGE THIS THY SO GREAT A PEOPLE?  

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez