PRAISING GOD AS YOU ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN HIM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3636Encouraging yourself in God, is your job.  This is where, praise, worship, prayer, reading of Holy King James scripture, and trusting God, comes in.

It is your job.  It is your responsibility.  It should be a way of life.  It should not be done begrudging, or frustrated.  Or in a way, that shows you and God, that you do not lift Him up as a priority.  He sees, He knows.

You train yourself, as a soldier for the Lord.  Your build up your own faith, by “encouraging” yourself in God.

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So many Christians, who say they are Christians, do not try to discipline themselves, to encourage themselves in God.  Do you notice that word, “discipline”  if you are a disciple of Christ, that is derived from that, in disciplining.

David understood that.  He knew, he had to seek God.  He suffered, from everything he went through.  Yet, David was just a man, he had his weaknesses, and sins.  But God loved David.

One thing, I admired about David, was that even though Saul, did not like him, hated him, cast him out, hunted him…. David knew God had anointed Saul.  He knew, better then to try and do the same to him.  Scripture says, touch not my anointed.  What a wonderful example.

But even though, he knew this, he knew he had to encourage himself in God.

We could all learn from this.  To encourage ourselves in God….

Life is not easy, thats for sure.  And even if it was, all the more reason, to encourage ourselves in our Lord.

AND HE SET THE PRIESTS IN THEIR CHARGES, AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO THE SERVICE OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.  JUDGES 20:22 KJV.

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

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IS YOUR CHRISTIANITY “SOCIALISTIC” WITHOUT WORKS? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_1316.jpegIs your Christianity “Socialistic” without works?

Folks, I just write them as the Lord shows me.  And you know, all I can say, is that the body of Christ, needs to get right with God.

I feel like we are in end times.  I feel like the body of Christ is missing it, and I feel like many of us, take our salvation for granted.  Many believe grace covers it and covers it all.

We are not applying works to our walk with Christ.  That means many are not serving God. Not acknowledging God, being silent.  Not walking in love.  Not doing good.  To be honest, just coasting through life.  Thats so wrong, on so many levels.  I guess, I can say that, because at this point of my life, I see, where I wasted time, and now I do what I can.

Many think salvation, is a done deal, and they abuse it.  It only is a done deal, if you truly repent, for your sins, and know, that we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.  If sin, is there, and it is un-repented, you are playing with your salvation. Altar
Some actually think, and as perverted as it sounds.  Many think they actually have a license to sin.

This is what happens, when we are not in our King James bibles.  This is what happens, when Christians go to a flaky church, where the pastor, speaks that, and they take that as truth, and they do not search.  Themselves.  This is what happens, when you omit the Old Testament, and don’t apply Gods law.  Folks, God is a legal God.  He does not change.  He did not flip flop from the Old Testament to the New Testament, and if you think He did, you are very wrong, and in danger spiritually.  He did not cancel out His laws.  The only law we are free from is the law of sin, and death, not His commandments.  Not His laws.  Look it up in a King James.  And another chapter I highly recommend, to read, is Psalms 119.  King James, again.

But…This is the result of corrupt bibles, that are fake.

But many in the body of Christ do not see it.  Why did God give me the term to use, as Socialistic?  Well, I believe if you look at the concept of socialism to begin with.  You can see why it would be applied here in our Christianity.

Socialism, sounds ideal.  It sounds like you get something for nothing.  It sounds like every one is on an equal measure to receive.  It sounds like its for all.  But the thing is, there was a price that was paid to receive Christianity.   By Christ.  His life, His blood, His death, are all symbolic, to the life, we can have, because He was resurrected.

Even now, I pray America sees how wrong Socialism is, and will not embrace that ideology.

So many have died for that flag, for our freedoms, and well, socialism takes away your freedoms.  So does fake Socialism Christianity.  You need to see this.   This is the day before our Independence day, in America, and many of us celebrate this holiday, but if we take our freedoms for granted we will lose them.  Even though the price has been paid, by all who have served this great nation.

Christ did pay the price for all.  But if you abuse it, if you break that covenant with God, by returning to sin, you make it null and void.  And when you stand before God, you will pay for it.  See, if you embrace Christ now, you won’t.  But that legal ruling, is made by God.  You only avoid it, by getting right with Christ.  Repenting….

In Socialism, someone has to pay for it.  And thats the tax payer.  Thats you.

Folks, there is a lost world out there.  Many do not know Christ.  Many are so lost, and they do not know truth to set them free.  Socialistic Christianity, stops folks, from works.

They think its covered, its a done deal, and thats it.  That is very dangerous to play with your Salvation like that.  When I hear of the Prosperity message, to me that is Socialistic Christianity.  It’s wrong.

Christ told us, many would cry out Lord, Lord, and He will say, I never knew you.

AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU:  DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY.  MATTHEW &;23.  KJV. 

Why would He say that?  Well for one thing,  because for one thing you did not seek the truth.  You believed a lie.  You let the devil deceive you.  He may say it because your works were not in love.  You got religious.  With rules, and regulations, rituals, traditions, but you forgot about relationship with Christ, which comes by faith.  You started hitting folks with your bible.  And you forgot what Christ did for you.  And yes sharing your faith.  Why are so many silent, when it comes to sharing what Christ did for them?  King James scripture says, let the redeemed of the Lord say so.

LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO, WHOM HE HATH REDEEMED FROM THE HAND OF THE ENEMY.  Psalms 107:2  KJV.

I do say so, whenever I can.  See, I know where I was, and I truly believe if I had not made it right with Christ, I would be dead, and in hell.  Thats how close I was.  It scared me, to have the fear of God, which is the best thing, I can have.

And it made me realize how important it is to serve God, so I do so gladly.  I will not be ashamed, and I admit there are times, I have to ask for courage.  But I know there are times, I have to bring His light into a situation, or there will be darkness.

See you have to have faith.  And faith without works is abusing one’s salvation.

JAMES 2:26 FOR AS THE BODY WITHOUT THE SPIRIT IS DEAD, SO FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD ALSO. Godsword

Are you the walking dead? Like in those movies?  Without true spirit?  Get your works in gear, and start serving God.  With the Holy Spirit. Stop sitting on the side lines, stop allowing evil.  Stop being fearful, and get courage, from God, and perhaps save a soul.  

YEA A MAN MAY SAY, THOU HAST FAITH, AND I HAVE WORKS:  SHEW ME THY FAITH WITHOUT THY WORKS, AND I WILL SHEW THEE MY FAITH MY WORKS.  James 2:18  KJV. 

I try every day, to acknowledge God in one way or another.  To show my faith. To that lost world.  I do it on social media.  I don’t have a place of employment to do that.  Nor do I have a church, sadly.  And thats another long story…..

I am limited with contacts.  With friends.  But I do every day, in one way or another try to stir up my faith.  I wrote the book on faith.  http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com

HOW TO HAVE FAITH. And there are principles, that are a secret to many.  But I have them with God, through Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

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But, I wrote that book, praying what I have learned, the hard way, because I did not have faith, so it would encourage folks, to see the principles I learned.

I still have faith it could prosper.  But it is always in Gods hands, and I did not write the book to get rich.

Thats why if I do get called to go to a place of worship, I will not sell it there.  I will not be like those, who sold in the temple, and Christ over threw the tables, because they turned a place of prayer, into a store.  That example, really rang in my heart, because many do sell their books, in His house.  I cannot.  But it is not my place to judge, them, but I just cannot.

AND THEY COME TO JERUSALEM:  AND JESUS WENT INTO THE TEMPLE, AND BEGAN TO CAST OUT THEM THAT SOLD AND BOUGHT IN THE TEMPLE, AND OVERTHREW THE TABLES OF THE MONEY CHANGERS, AND THE SEATS OF THEM THAT SOLD DOVES.  MARK  11:11 KJV.

AND SAID UNTO THEM, IT IS WRITTEN, MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED THE HOUSE OF PRAYER; BUT YE HAVE MADE IT A DEN OF THIEVES.  MATTHEW 21:13  KJV. 

But I do try to serve God.  With all my being.  I am a warrior for Christ.  I do try and stand up for His truth.  It makes me sad, when I see Christians, not knowing the truth, King James truth, and they are deceived.  It makes me sad, when I see Christians not walking in love.  Many in the body of Christ think you are judging them, yet we are called to warn.  It makes me very sad, as well, as I am sure it does God, that folks, do not know scripture.  This is from using corrupt bibles. They cannot quote it or even paraphrase it.

It is sad, knowing what I know as truth, and I see many of my brothers and sisters in Christ, going with the world, in believing religion, and if seeking God, they do it for the prosperity message.

Exactly what the devil wants.  It is socialistic Christianity, if you don’t think you have anything to do.  You are deceived, and you are allowing the devil to have his way, when you could be a voice of truth, for Christ.  But if you do not know King James word, if you do not embrace it, share it, write it, you truly do not have the full armor of God on.

I am only telling you this, because I know we all will stand before God.  If I can get someone to see the truth, and serve God, get involved, use your King James bible, apply works, so your own faith can grow, then I will succeed, in defeating the enemy even in my own life.  I will spare you the heartache of knowing when you stand before God, you could be denied access to heaven, because you did not know truth.

We all have gifts and callings, if you could even be a voice against abortion, in Christ you could save lives.  But if you are silent, and all you think is you don’t have anything to do, that is socialistic Christianity, and all I can say is shame on you.  You take for granted what Christ did for us on the cross.

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Please see what Christ did for you, on that cross, put your armor of God on, and get involved.  It cost plenty, and you can reap the benefits of it, but don’t take grace for granted, because it will run out.  Don’t treat it like the world.

Socialistic Christianity does not work in Gods Kingdom.

 

In Christ, and His Love,

By Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

WHEN YOU LONG TO BE RESTORED ~By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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AND I WILL RESTORE TO YOU THE YEARS, THAT THE LOCUST HATH EATEN, THE CANKERWORM, AND THE CATERPILLAR, AND THE PALMERWORM MY GREAT ARMY WHICH I SENT AMONG YOU. Joel 2:25 King James. 

Don’t ever think God cannot get you a message.  He can.  He did even now, by giving me this scripture.  You know how a thought comes to you, and then a scripture will be revealed.  Making it witness in the spirit.  So I know its for you too.  I know He knows, our Hearts.  He knows, I am thinking about this lately.  Just restoration.  He knows.

Do you ever miss what could have been?  Or do you miss what you have lost, personally, emotionally, physically, spiritually?

IMG_4189You long to be restored.  You long for God to just touch you.  To have mercy on you, to get back, or give back what the devil has stolen from you.  I think about that now and then, because I have lost some things, that I don’t think I can ever get back.  But maybe they were never meant to be.  But still there are some things that I know I have lost, but because I was very misguided.

Think about that, because this is where the spiritual curses came in that stole whatever it was, that was yours, but now you see it, and now you realize you want to be restored.

What did you do, that brought those things to happen?  Was it a sin, was it a generational sin, that turned into a curse?

You know, I believe in grace, and I believe in extending grace to myself, and others, but I see for myself sometimes where I was so naive, so trusting, so dumb, that I did not see what I was doing.  I hurt myself.   I know Gods word brings light, and opened my eyes.

And when you see that, by some of the things you reap, it can open your eyes.  Sin, will bring in the devourer, and eat up your crops.  Your spiritual blessings, even your money.

IMG_1493.jpgI don’t know if all things can be restored.  I know God does have the ability to restore all things, but I don’t know if it can be done in a lifetime.  Maybe you are totally restored in Gods Kingdom.

Sometimes, it takes a lifetime, to lose what you had, because of your own negligence, and that’s hard to face sometimes.  Because truth of the matter, is nobody, likes to admit, they are their own worse enemy.  But sometimes you do have to do that.  You have to sometimes, stop and ponder.  Reflect. Pray, and repent.

Sometimes, I think about when God does teach us lessons, and thats one reason, why I do fear God.

I don’t know, just the thought, of knowing I made some mistakes, that hurt me, grieves me.  Even though, I know God forgives me, sometimes, its hard for me to forgive myself.  And I don’t want to beat myself up, by thinking about some things.  But it helps me to know, if I am remorseful, then I can get right with God.

So, I do long for God to restore unto me everything, even things I cannot even put into words myself, but God knows.  And I just need to be grateful for where I am, what I am doing, but I know I need to enjoy the little things.  Even by myself, or with those I love.

I just need to get motivated, right now, and I kind of do long for restoration.  Right now, I am craving it, longing for it, and just trusting God.

This scripture ministers to me, maybe it will you as well.

RESTORE UNTO ME THE JOY OF THE SALVATION:  AND UPHOLD ME WITH THY FREE SPIRIT.  PSALMS 51:12.  King James

David had written it, after Nathan the prophet had come to him after he had did what he did to get Bathsheba.  He sinned, greatly.  Taking her husbands life.  He was jealous, and wanted her.  And David saw his sin.  He pleaded to God for mercy, because of Gods loving kindness, he asked that God would blot out his transgressions.  He felt ashamed, and if we are ashamed, and go to God, that is good.

He wanted to be clean, to wipe the sin away.  He knew, God saw that.  He knew that God wanted truth in his inner being.  So, he wanted to be washed.  And he wanted to hear joy and gladness, to rejoice.  He did not want God to cast him away, or His holy spirit.  He said, I will teach transgressors truth, I will try and convert those to Him.

Gee I relate to that.  Because if I share anything here, with anybody.  I am not trying to talk about myself, but what God has done for me.  I want someone to avoid the mistakes I made.  A young girl.  Or whoever, even an old woman.

Because he did have a broken spirit, and a contrite heart.  So have I.  On occasion.

He knew God would not despise that.  I recommend reading the entire chapter of Psalms 51.  It is a beautiful chapter, that expressed repentance.

I think if we can come to that point with broken hearts, and see, our sins, even if everything is not restored, we can at least have peace with God.  Repentance, is a good thing.  It keeps the slate clean.  I believe in it daily.  See we are spiritual houses, and we need to keep our spiritual house clean daily.

Malachi 3, talks about God rebuking the devourer.  For our sakes.  The enemy that ate up your blessings.  I know it speaks about giving, but I want you to also see, it talks about how the curse came in.  Turning to God can break the curses.  Read it from a King James.  There you will see the holiness of it, because the word is not corrupted. IMG_4785.jpeg

I wish I could share more, here, even about myself, but I cannot put into words, all that I feel, as much as I have been an open book.  But some things, I hide now.  To protect my own being.

But I do trust God, and every day that He gives me to live, I pray, its for His glory.  Restoration, is such a gift, and I think if we can appreciate what we have, and who we are in Christ, by what Christ did for us, we can receive it.  With grace.  Hope this blesses you.

I believe what Christ did on the cross for me and you, is meant for us to see restoration is possible.  We just have to search for Him.  But He will show us.  Looking at all that He did for us on the cross reminds us how precious His sacrifice was for us, in love, and that it is a gift.  One of the benefits, I believe is restoration.

Blessings, and love,

Elena Ramirez

 

 

WHEN THE DEVIL WANTS TO JUDGE YOU ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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When the devil wants to judge you, you need to know who you are in Christ.IMG_4765.jpeg

You need to know, if you have taken your sins to the cross.  Do you plead the blood of Jesus over your sins?  If you have, taken those sins to the cross, no one, and I mean no one, has the right to bring them up again.

You need to know, to not have the appearance of evil yourself.  Or you will be judged. You need to know what your own motives are.  What kind of signals are you giving?  Are they mixed signals?  Are you speaking good and evil at the same time?  Bitter and sweet? Your pipes may need to be cleaned.  But maybe you won’t see it till you get judged…. Just a thought.

ABSTAIN FROM ALL APPEARANCE OF EVIL.  I THESSALONIANS 5:22  King James.

DOTH A FOUNTAIN SEND FORTH AT THE SAME PLACE SWEET WATER AND BITTER?  JAMES 3:11 King James. 

What are you doing?  What are you telling folks, by your words?  That may yes, contradict who you are in Christ.  Don’t forget Christ hears everything you say, and what you think.

What are you doing in private?  Can you be trusted when alone?  God sees everything.   You may try to fool others, but you can never fool God.

If you are repeating sins, then you have not fully repented.  So that makes that null and void.  So don’t give the devil an open door to judge you.  A legal right.

IMG_4764.jpegYou should not be playing with your salvation, you should not abuse grace.  You should be in fear of God.  Because He does offer grace, but after a time, correction from God can be harsh.

But let’s talk about when the devil wants to judge you.  This can happen in a few situations.  But first of all, have you confided to someone, things, that they can use against you to judge you?

Don’t give the devil ammunition, to attack you.  Be careful.  Not everybody is a friend, and I have seen friends, use things against them.

I personally, would hope not to do that.  To a friend.  Even exfriends.  That I can frenemies.  For some friends have revealed some things to me.  But I learned the hard way, myself, don’t do that.  So I try not to do that.  To anyone.  Even if they have hurt me.

For, years ago, in my being naive, and very trusting.  (Which I am no longer that.)

I remember confiding to a friend, at work, and she was a Christian friend, so I thought I could trust her.   Wrong. She threw it back at me, when she felt convenient.  She made me feel so bad, because I did trust her.  But worse she told others, it made me feel ashamed.  And stupid for trusting her.

But it taught me, that in life, folks, are not often to be trusted.  And the worse kind, is when a Christian brother or sister throws something at you.  I know we all have this tendency to judge.  But be careful with that.  I myself have to recognize, the devil could use me in a matter, and I never want to be used by the enemy, by judging someone.

Gossip is being used by the devil to judge others.  Don’t wound people.  Don’t hurt them.  Don’t damage someones reputation, just to do it.

God tells us that love covers a multitude of sins.

AND ABOVE ALL THINGS HAVE FERVENT CHAIRITY AMONG YOURSELVES:  FOR CHAIRITY SHALL COVER THE MULTITUDE OF SINS.  I PETER 4:8  King James.  

But look at this scripture as well, and it talks about warning.

LET HIM KNOW, THAT HE WHICH CONVERTETH THE SINNER FROM THE ERROR OF HIS WAY SHALL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH AND SHALL HIDE A MULTITUDE OF SINS.  James 5:20  King James.

See the devil does not want you to save a soul from death.  He wants to judge you.  He wants to use you to judge others.  But please be ever so careful.  I think thats just one thing I have learned from folks, is they may either love you or hate you, but they do not use discretion in matters like this, that could be considered wisdom.IMG_4673.jpeg

You and I both have to see, we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God.  We should judge, but judge righteously.  But when someone starts hitting someone on the head with the bible, or starts even promoting something that is wrong.

Well, my antenna goes up.  I get that red alert.  I look at the motive.  Even in conversations.  Some folks are so sneaky, and sometimes, their motive is to be right.  To puff themselves up.  It’s that pride.  They don’t want to be corrected, or warned.  The scriptures tells us to warn. But it is true many in the body of Christ thinks this is judging. Read Ezekiel 33, if you want to learn more about warning.

So you have to be really careful of this.  I see a lot of judging from the devil.  Because they may hate your point on a matter.  Anything of God, really just annoys the devil.  So they will engage in trying to judge you, or making you feel bad for who you are in Christ.  Hey they have not walked in my shoes, so I tell the devil shut up.  You don’t know what God has done for me, stop judging me.  I love God.

But then I look at their fruit.  I look at their own walk, and I think to myself, you really have no room to be judging someone else, when you live like hell.  What kind of fruit is that?  They forget the final judging is from God, and I know God does not take lightly someone who tries to throw him off His throne, because they think they can judge.  Bad move.

Yesterday, someone on social media, was knocking the President, again, this time calling him a rapist.  This person, is known for supporting abortion.  And it just ticked me off, because yes, we all do sin, and come short of the glory of God, but I said; Devil look at your own sins.  And see, where you go wrong first!  Like the scripture says, if you got a big piece of wood hanging out of your own eyes, you are not seeing too clearly.  It looks very hypocritical.

THOU HYPOCRITE, FIRST CAST OUT THE BEAM OUT OF THINE OWN EYE; AND THEN SHALT THOU SEE CLEARLY TO CAST OUT THE MOTE OUT OF THY BROTHERS EYE.  MATTHEW &;5  KJV.

Ouch.  We can be hypocritical and I always want to be careful with that.  I know, again my own sins, have placed our Lord on the cross.  But it did bother me, so I defended our President.

But, the devil will do that, he will try to intimidate, and judge, and put you down, yet the fruit of that person, is not righteous.  So thats why it looks like the devil is judging you.

Sometimes you have to remind the devil where he is headed.  Thats hell.  And the accuser has a special place in hell.  Read Revelation 12:10  King James.

Yes, bring God into a situation.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

IN ALL THY WAYS, ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATHS.  PROVERBS 3:6.  KJV.  

But remember, no weapon formed against you will prosper, if you are right with God.  He will make a way.  You are the apple of His eye.  Folks, don’t get that, about God, but He can be fierce, when it comes to protecting His people.

have been wounded, by folks in the body of Christ, those were the hardest wounds to heal.  I have been thrown out of churches.  I have met Pharisee spirits, that did not walk in love, but have had very judgmental spirits.  In the name of the Lord.  But I have also seen some who hurt me, get hurt back in return.  I do not for the record, rejoice in that. 

REJOICE NOT WHEN THINE ENEMY FALLETH, AND LET NOT THINE HEART BE GLAD WHEN HE STUMBELETH.  PROVERBS 24:17  KJV. 

He says, that every tongue that rises against you, you will condemn.

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.  ISAIAH 54:17  KJV.

I have seen God give me words, when the devil tries to judge me, that I am amazed at, but I don’t let them get away with it.  I put the devil in his place.  I remind him, where he is going.  Especially, when he wants to judge me.  And I know the devil is a liar.  I know he only comes to kill, steal, and destroy, and if he can destroy your confidence, he will.  But don’t let him.  Confidence is a gift from God.  I have that confidence, because Christ gives me life abundantly.

But remember…

IMG_4761.jpegEven if it is in a friend, who the devil is using.  Put on your armor of God.  The devil will even use someone you trust and love.  To judge you.  To hurt you.  See we have an authority, a boldness, a courage, that only God can give.  And believe me, I have seen enough of my own battles, to know that there are times, it could only be God. But I praise God for that.

This again, is why I repent daily.  I remember some of my sins.  I know they are covered by the blood of Jesus.  I pray, they are in the sea of forgetfulness.  But I just know, in life, you will meet these kinds of people, who the enemy will use, to try and judge you.  To hurt you.  To shame you.

If you are convicted and you have repented, you should not feel condemned.  The only way you will feel condemned, is you have not repented.  The devil will judge you.  Don’t let him.  Make it right with God.  Now do you understand why I love repentance daily?

Because He lifts the humble and turns from the proud…. Another matter for just my thoughts.

But if you really want to defeat the enemy.  Pull out the King James word.  And you know I only recommend this word because it is Holy. It has power.

Use it, tell that devil he is a liar.  Ironic, I just got judged by someone who wanted to argue about the word of God, and instead of arguing, I know what God says, and I pull it out, write it, share it, and shut the devil up.  As I wear my armor of God, I pull out my sword.  This is my sword of truth! and it is sharp, and cuts deep.  When anyone challenges it, they challenge God, and He is not mocked.  The battle is His.

Don’t ever forget that.  Galatians 6:7 King James.  Look it up from a King James.

 

Blessings,

Elena Ramirez

 

WHEN TRUST IS GONE YOU DECIDE TO WALK ALONE ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2903.jpegWhen trust is gone, it is hard to gain back.  And sometimes you decide to walk alone.  I admit, I am a wounded soul.  In some ways.  Yet, I am the strongest I can be in Christ, and I have peace, and hope.  Right now. Which in some ways to me, in the natural it makes no sense.  But in the spiritual, it does.

And I pray to God not to wound anybody in return.  But I think I have.  In fact I know I have.  Because I am not open for communication.  Any more. I have gone silent. Because I won’t give in, and open myself to be hurt again, by those who think I am fair game.

IT IS BETTER TO TRUST IN THE LORD THAN TO PUT CONFIDENCE IN MAN.  PSALMS 118:8  KJV. 

And for that, I am so very sorry.  Especially if you have had a change of heart about me, and see I was true.  But it is too late now.  The damage is done.

I truly love and wish those that I have severed relationships with. The very best.  To  live happily ever.  But I just cannot pretend, I have not been wounded.  So, I am also alienating myself, from others.

For, to be honest, my trust level in folks right now is gone.  People, may say things to me, now, and I cannot just shake it off.  I used to, I gave them the benefit of the doubt.  Extended grace.

THE LORD REDEEMETH THE SOUL OF HIS SERVANTS:  AND NONE OF THEM THAT TRUST IN HIM SHALL BE DESOLATE.  PSALMS 34:22 KJV. 

But sometimes, when things happen lately.  I don’t react.  Right away.  But a seed gets planted, and then it grows, and I realize that some folks just don’t see the error of their ways either.  Its like you write someone a letter, and they throw it away.  Or they gave you the silent treatment….

But you gave grace.  And you wonder, if you cannot communicate, what kind of friendship is that? But you realize that, after giving grace.  You realize that, after a time of reflection.  The seed grew.

It sometimes turns into a bad seed.  And they put it on another person…I don’t want to do that, because I understand hurt people, hurt others, and for that I think its best to walk alone.

So, I find myself wanting to just let go, and walk alone, with Christ, and my immediate family.IMG_4255

I wish I did not have this kind of a testimony, to be writing about.  I wish I had fruitful friendships, trusting friendships.  The kind, that would be strong.  Right now. I wish, that my relationships with people, have not come to this place, where I cannot trust.  But it is what it is.  I don’t frankly understand it.  But I accept it.

I wish no one any hurt or pain, by my decision to walk alone.  But, if I seem to bring out the worse in others, I would never want to make them unhappy by who I just am.  I saw that happen with some folks.  I seemed to bring out the worse in them, instead of the best.  It made me sad…

And some apologies have come through, by some, yet, I just don’t seem to bounce back.  To open myself to trust.  I have forgiven all.  So nothing can be said, to change my mind.  For the trust is gone.  And I am not looking to find it any more.  Its hidden in a place, where only God can touch it.

 

DSC_0027.jpgI have never been one to try and flaunt, or brag about anything about me, because if I am blessed in some things, there are things, I have suffered greatly for so, so I don’t understand when someone thinks, I don’t grieve about some things.  I am always happy to be on the sidelines, I don’t need the glory.  I want God to have it. 

FOR THOU ART MY HOPE, O LORD GOD:  THOU ART MY TRUST FROM MY YOUTH.  PSALMS 71:5  KJV. 

So, when they get jealous enough to compare.  I don’t understand that. I just know Christ helps me.  Anything, I have, everything I have, is due to God, blessing me, and I thank Him.

When someone tells me that they don’t respect me.  I believe them.  When someone tells me they are jealous of me, I believe them.  

And I just rebuke that in the name of Jesus.  Why?  Because I only had the best heart for these individuals, and this is the end result from them.  It is not from God. And they know it!  But that’s between them and God now, and the battle is His, I am letting go. 

O MY GOD, I TRUST IN THEE: LET ME NOT BE ASHAMED, LET NOT MINE ENEMIES TRIUMPH OVER ME.  PSALMS 25:2  KJV.

I do forgive, because I don’t want poison in my soul….

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But see, it is that trust that is gone.  That scares me.  Gives me a red alert.  I did not realize how much I could take by some people, I called friends, who I really loved dearly, but I cannot take any more.  So I choose now to walk alone…

Trust is such a precious attribute.  Be careful with it.  Don’t abuse it.

COMMIT THY WAY UNTO THE LORD: TRUST ALSO IN HIM; AND HE SHALL BRING IT TO PASS.  PSALMS 37:5  KJV

My circle, is small now.  My guard is up, my armor of God is on securely, and my trust is gone.

YE THAT FEAR THE LORD, TRUST IN THE LORD:  HE IS THEIR HELP AND THEIR SHIELD.  PSALMS 115:11.  KJV.  

I don’t know if I want to trust anyone ever again.  But God.  And don’t get me wrong, I am not having a pity party, about it.  I am actually feeling just a sense of relief.  I don’t understand it, but I am.  I feel like a weight has been lifted off.

Like my eyes are completely opened, spiritually, if that makes sense, and I am actually grateful, I have the strength to walk away.  You know like after a long storm, and the sunshine comes out, and you just can see things more clearly.  And you just thank God.  Because you never want to be tossed to and fro, by anyone.

Because you see things…..  Things that you may look at and see, but after a while, you realize it is not healthy.  For them, or you.

Knowing God, trusting God, has given me discernment.

There is something so comforting in just relying on God.  It activates my faith.  So though, my trust level in others is gone.  It is intense, with God.  I have faith.  And trust in my Lord.

BLESSED IS THAT MAN THAT MAKETH THE LORD HIS TRUST, AND RESPECTETH NOT THE PROUD, NOR SUCH AS TURN ASIDE TO LIES.  PSALMS 40:4  KJV.  

I want to be careful to change the tone here in my writings, the subject matter.  I am closing these doors.  And I think I have spent too much time thinking about them, writing about them, and grieving.  Time for the joy of the Lord to be my strength.

I WILL SAY OF THE LORD, HE IS MY REFUGE AND MY FORTRESS: MY GOD; IN HIM WILL I TRUST.  PSALMS 91:2 KJV. 

Have a blessed Fathers day, everybody.

HEAL+THY+SELF IN CHRIST =  JESUS GIVES ME HEALTHY SELF.

ISAIAH 53:5, I claim that for you too….

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

THE DEVIL DECEIVES YOU WHEN YOU ARE PHONY ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_4081.jpegI always want to be careful, when it comes to judging folks.  To be honest, I have flaws.  I have faults.  I know, myself.  

But I pray never to be phony.  I am who I am, with all my faults, and flaws, that I have given to Christ.  He knows.  I admit, I have had terrible judgment in my life.

I have made mistakes, with choices.  That I will regret, always.  Even though, I have asked for forgiveness.  I don’t have a spirit of condemnation in these matters.  But a spirit of conviction.  I have repented.  So it makes me honest.  

I have also made mistakes with people.  Loving them.  Though, I know its a commandment.  I wish, sometimes, I had not let some folks into my life.  But there again, I had terrible judgment.  

But one thing, that has come through, when I see it, is a spirit of deception, that comes, when someone is phony.

When they try to be something they are not.  When they look down on you, because they think they are better.  When they say something, but they don’t follow through, with actions.  These are some phony qualities, I see, and they are not attributes.  When they say they are a Christian, but do not walk in love.  Thats phony to me.  When they expect you to apologize, but they don’t.  Thats phony.  When they say this or that, but they do not follow it up with truth!  This is phony. 

So when I see, these things, I have extended grace to some.  Yet, I could see the phoniness, and so I wanted to be careful not to judge.  Because like I said, I know my faults.  

But I guess, I have just come to a point in my life, and I am just going to be me, and speak my truth.  I have been called a phony Christian.  And even by those, who have been phony with me.  I have been called that, and a lot more.

And maybe folks, have seen that in me, but I guess, I look at my Christian walk.  And I see  yes, I tried to walk in love.  But, one thing, I cannot try to put on the back burner, is truth!

Truth makes the difference.  Christ told us the truth would make us free.  I have tried to live by that.  I cannot try to remember a lie.  

AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.  John 8:32 King James.  

And so when I see someone, say, they don’t support this and that, and I will be specific here, and I am talking about abortion.  But they don’t follow through, with a voice in that, so others can hear, I think it’s phony. 

Because if we are Christians.  We should take the commandments to heart, in truth.  Because God says, thou shalt not kill.  He says, throughout His word, that those that do that, are committing evil acts.  Read, Psalms 106, to get a clue in that.  

But what I see, is when any of us, claim to know Christ, in any matter, but we don’t speak truth, we are phony.  And that bothers me.  For some reason, that just irks me, because we are not courageous, in protecting life.  The lives of unborn babies.   Being cowardly scares me, and why should I be cowardly, if I know the truth?

Or in any matter, I guess, today, I just see it so clearly.  I detest phoniness.  I detest, people, playing games.  And trying to be something they are not.  Maybe they can get away with it.  But I know God sees.  

I SAY THE TRUTH IN CHRIST, I LIE NOT, MY CONSCIENCE, ALSO BEARING ME WITNESS IN THE HOLY GHOST.  ROMANS 9:1, King James.  

And again, I don’t want to judge, but phoniness, in any shape or form is a lie.  Because you will never be free.  Have I lied?  Yes, and even to myself.  But I want to be free, and I don’t want to live a lie.  I don’t want to be known as a phony Christian.  There are some things, I have hidden in my heart, and no I don’t want to speak those truths, but I know they have made me who I am.  To repent. 

And the devil is a liar.  And so I never want those kind of characteristics in me.  I don’t want to play games, with myself, or with others, and if I have to take a stand, I will.  Because I cannot live with myself, if I don’t.  I don’t like hiding and pretending to be something I am not.  When I know my own back ground.  Thats why I try to be truth.  

I try to share Gods truth, according to a King James bible.  Because His holy word set me free.  Not a version of it, not an imitation of corrupted words, that were changed.  No, His Holy King James word, set me free.  These bibles are phony.  But I guess, you have to want to be truth.  You have to see, the phoniness.  I don’t want any part of it. 

I just sense, we do ourselves a disservice, as a nation, and individually, when the truth is not presented, or we try to be something we are not.  I see the enemies hand, in a persons life, when phoniness is there, and I want nothing to do with phoniness.  I want Gods truth.  It actually scares me.  

I hope this makes sense, to whoever is reading this.  And I will add this, truth is not popular.  Maybe thats why Christ told us, we would be hated.  Because it does seem to either bring out a cleansing, or the sin, that so traps people.  When we strive for truth.  I know it.  

I have lost friends, and family, because of my stance in believing.  But I would never go back to lies, or deceiving myself, by trying to please people.  I don’t expect at this point, any kind of recognition, in this world.  

If I did, receive any kind of recognition, or blessings in my ministry, it would surprise me.  But as long, as I try, and please God, by being His servant, by being true as much as I can to His King James word, checking myself, well, maybe someday, I will hear well done good and faithful servant.  

And thats all that counts to me any more.  I am just grateful.  God is good to me.  And thats not phony.  

I HAVE NOT WRITTEN UNTO YOU BECAUSE YE KNOW NOT THE TRUTH, BUT BECAUSE YE KNOW IT, AND THAT NO LIE IS OF THE TRUTH.  I JOHN 2:21 KING JAMES. 

Have a blessed day,

 

Elena Ramirez 

THE LIGHT WILL PENETRATE THE DARKNESS THROUGH CHRIST ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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First of all, you need to make the distinction, what is light, and what is darkness. IMG_3117.jpg

Light, comes from God.  It is all that is good, holy, honest, and brings revelation. It is truth.  Darkness, comes from the enemy, the devil. It is not good, not holy, it is dishonest, and will try and hide any kind of revelation, that brings truth.  

FOR EVERY ONE THAT DOETH EVIL HATETH THE LIGHT, NEITHER COMETH TO THE LIGHT, LEST HIS DEEDS SHOULD BE REPROVED.  JOHN 3:20  KJV.  

We should all desire to come to the light, and it may hurt, to see the truth in this, but if we truly want to be the best we can be, we must come to Christ, for cleansing.  In His light.  Just think of the times, say you were in a dark theatre, and you went out into the sunlight.  It took a moment to adjust your eyes.  Well same thing, with your spiritual eyes.  

There are principles, that separate the light from the darkness.  And when those principles are in place, it may be hard to distinguish, unless, you ask God, to shed His light in a matter and to show you.  

HE REVEALETH THE DEEP AND SECRET THINGS:  HE KNOWETH WHAT IS IN THE DARKNESS, AND THE LIGHT DWELLETH WITH HIM.  DANIEL 2:22 KJV.  

But have you ever seen someone, call good, evil, and evil good? Woe unto them.   The darkness, has blinded them, and they cannot see.  So light has to come in, to bring that understanding, to see the error of their ways.    

WOE UNTO THEM THAT CALL EVIL GOOD, AND GOOD EVIL.  THAT PUT DARKNESS FOR LIGHT, AND LIGHT FOR DARKNESS; THAT PUT BITTER FOR SWEET, AND SWEET FOR BITTER!  ISAIAH 5:20n  KJV.  

This is why you have to be really careful, in who you follow.  I follow Christ.  I don’t follow men, or those who could be deceived, because there are some like satan, who have a false light upon them, but they deceive so one could fall into darkness.  Example, those who do not teach a salvation message, but tickle your ears, and are always sharing a prosperity message.  

AND NO MARVEL; FOR satan HIMSELF IS TRANSFORMED INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.  II CORINTHIANS 11:14  KJV. 

AND THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION, THAT LIGHT IS COME INTO THE WORLD, AND MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT, BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL.  JOHN 3:19  KJV.  

This is why I always look and see, what Bible version they are using.  If they use anything that is besides a King James.  I see darkness, disguised as light, and because the wording has changed.  The devil does have that capability of disguising himself as light, when he is darkness.

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I sense the Holy spirit, cannot be in corrupted word.  I don’t want that fake anointing flowing down to me, so I don’t even listen to these teachers, or evangelists.  Because they are choosing darkness, over light, and they might not even know it.  

TO OPEN THEIR EYES, AND TO TURN THEM FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, AND FROM THE POWER OF satan, UNTO GOD, THAT THEY MAY RECEIVE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, AND IN HERITANCE AMONG THEM WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED BY FAITH THAT IS IN ME.  ACTS 26:18  KJV.

God allows, a lot of things, that sometimes, when you are in the light, or in darkness, you cannot comprehend,  as to why He does what.  It is not my place nor yours to question, Him, in matters like this.  Our job, is to obey God.  To totally submit to God.  Resist, the devil and he will flee.  To trust Him.  

This is our defense, in bringing Christ into a matter, so we can see, understand, discern, to have revelation.  Consider the spirit of delusion, that I wrote about in my previous posts.  They believed a lie, so God let the spirit of delusion, come upon them.

God has shown me many things, but has also hidden many things from me.  For many reasons, I don’t question Him, in that, I just have come to a place where I trust Him.  I walk by faith, not sight.  But if you are not in a place where you want to obey God, or you are sinning.  That darkness, will not be penetrated, as long as you make the choices you do.  

AND THE LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS; AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDED IT NOT.  JOHN 1:5.  KJV.

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But when He shows me something, say for example about people.  It has grieved me many times.  And because of this, my trust level, especially at this point, is not good, toward people.  

But it has made my trust in God, so much stronger.  Because He does not lie.  He has revealed light in the darkness.  

I don’t search for Him, because of what He can do for me, but rather, for who He is.  So when I see people have a motive, but they don’t love me for who I am but rather maybe what I can do for them, then I see, they are not sincere.   Or if they do not extend grace, to me or others.  I wonder.  Or if I see, something that just tells me, somethings wrong.  Even though the darkness tries to hide the light in that.  I trust that.  That nagging feeling. I believe it comes from the Holy Spirit.  And my gut instinct in Christ.  I always look at motives.  People reveal a lot.  But God, teaches us, if we just walk in that light.  

AND HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS, BUT RATHER REPROVE THEM.  EPHESIANS 5:11 KJV. IMG_2967

In any event, rather, then getting into details.  I have just learned, to walk in love, not hate.  To forgive, and to go on.   Sometimes, our mistakes, correct us, sometimes they don’t.  But, when you are walking around in a circle, over, and over, just remember God did that with His people, when He freed Moses, and the Israelites.  But it takes light.  It takes throwing away pride.  It takes a spirit of not complaining and murmuring.  And believe me, I have to work on that complaining, or venting, because it is so easy to do.  

See, we always have to do our part, to strive to be in the light, not the darkness.  If sin is there, that’s an automatic door, to darkness, that can stop blessings, can stop, truth, love, or any kind of favor.  So I try and watch what I say in matters.  I know I am guilty in some things.  

But I am so glad, I know the difference between condemnation and conviction.  

Condemnation, will bring darkness.  It will bring, blindness, and it will make one think there is no way out.  Thats the enemies goal.  But with Christ, and having a spirit of conviction, the light can come in.  To make us humble, to throw away the pride. The key though is repentance.  

Repentance always clears the slate.  I always try to impress upon myself, to remember that, because we can allow darkness, if we are not right with God.  By our words, our choices, etc.  Even our thoughts.  

TAKE HEED THEREFORE THAT THE LIGHT WHICH IS IN THEE BE NOT DARKNESS.  LUKE 11:35  KJV. 

The goal of the enemy, is to steal your crown, to deceive you, to confuse you.  But if you stay totally committed to God, in love, and obedience.  You can discern, between light and darkness, and walk in the light. His destination is hell.  He wants the same for you.  Don’t choose that friends.  I know we all can make mistakes, but some of these things can affect our eternal destination, when we leave this earth….IMG_3101

IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM, AND WALK IN DARKNESS, WE LIE, AND DO NOT KNOW THE TRUTH.  I JOHN 1:6.  KJV. 

I hope this helps someone today.  

Feel free to share.  

In Christ, and His light of love, that shines, to all who call on the name of Jesus Christ. 

 

Elena Ramirez