GOD WILL USE DESPERATION TO GIVE US FAITH TO TRUST IN HIM ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3669.jpegGod will use desperation, to give us faith, to trust in Him.

I have seen it over, and over in my life.  When I have been “desperate” and hurting, and needing an answer, God has used those times, for me to seek Him.

But it has taught me, to seek HIM at ALL times, to be diligent, to be faithful to Him, because of who He is.  To pray, to read King James word for answers.  To watch my love walk.  Repenting daily, etc.

God cannot be manipulated.  He cannot be forced to do anything.

And when I see some of the teachings that come from some of these high profile ministers, they get it all wrong.  I will no longer watch them, to even hope for inspiration, because they pervert it all, by leaving a big chunk of truth out.

They teach a person, that you are worthy of Gods attention.  You are worthy to receive blessings.  You have that right.  They actually teach a form of pride.  Self-worthiness.  Pride comes from hell itself.  Grace, that ignores the consequences of sin.  These are not  Godly traits to have.  And yet people want answers, because part of their message they deliver, is truth, but most of it is a lie.  So they believe that nonsense.IMG_5044

And the part of that which is true, is that, if you are seeking God, to get his attention, to receive, and to have that right.  He is the one, that can answer your needs.  That can lure you.

But they leave out this part, where He tells us, though, that if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give the desires of the heart.  He says, if we seek His Kingdom, and His righteousness, yes these things will be added.

 

PSALMS 37:4

DELIGHT THYSELF ALSO IN THE LORD; AND HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART.  

MATTHEW 6:33 King James

BUT SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.  

But they seem to neglect that part, and leave that out.  The part about being humble.  Throwing away pride, and self.

JAMES 4:10 King James

HUMBLE YOURSELVES IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, AND HE SHALL LIFT YOU UP.  

Gods ways are not our ways.  And so, I know He can use something, anything to make someone see the error of their ways.  But there are so many things we need to do to make it right.  On our part.  And one thing I have seen is repentance, is not mentioned.  Because in order to have a relationship with Christ you need to do that. IMG_1309.jpeg

They leave out the main ingredient.  That, it can only come by Jesus Christ, and what HE did on that cross for you.

What they leave out, is that you have a responsibility, to make things right between you and God, that you have the responsibility to repent, and seek Him, for answers.  Ensure your salvation.  Make sure you are pleasing God, first.  Walking in love, forgiving, etc.  Being honest.

Folks, God is not an ATM, and the “prosperity message” to me is so sinful, its so deceptive, it is so insulting to God.  But they use it.

Years ago, I used to go to a church, where I saw the pastor, was very generous to people.  And I admired that, but His “gimmick” that He used to the hurting and broken people, over, and over again, is that if we accept Christ, we are the “righteousness of God.”  Leaving out the part about repenting, or just seeking God first.  No, to him, you were the righteousness of God, and you had every right to ask for what you wanted.  Grace made a way.  Another abuse of truth. But the law, of God the commandments were not even acknowledged.

Then I did not realize how misleading part of that message was, well, because I was desperate.  I wanted to believe I was the righteousness of God.  Actually to think I am the righteousness of God, scares me, to think that.  Because its too close to thinking its about me, and one can lose focus. But that message failed to show, that we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.  All of us.  Now there is a balance to that, somewhere, but I know we can miss it.  I have.

I guess, thats one reason, I try to be careful with judging.  Because yes, we all sin, and come short of the glory of God.

But there is something wrong with many of the messages, in what God can do, or who He is, or in learning to seek Him, to be humble, apologetic, walking in love, etc.  And that is by leaving out what it takes to please God.

To just be more specific.  We all have our own responsibility.  Christ did His part.  On the cross, But do we forget what we need to do?

Yes, to please God first.  Do we think about that?  Do we fear God?  I don’t know I guess, I write this, because I want results.  But I don’t want to leave HIS truth out of the scenario.

But when I watch some of these folks, or listen to them, they come from a place where its so sugar coated, it defies truth.  Yet they teach this garbage, over, and over again.  I don’t even watch Christian television sadly any more.  Because somewhere, in-between the truth, and something that is inspiring they take it and pervert it, with phony, lies, that come from hell itself.  And the message, is polluted, perverted, and deceptive.IMG_1670

I think to the world, many do get turned off with Christianity for that reason.  And I believe God will judge those who had a chance, but scattered the sheep.  Even by the corrupt Bibles they used.  That were not King James.

JEREMIAH 23:1 King James

WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE! SAITH THE LORD.  

I try to explain, to others, that religion, as my own definition, is rules, regulations, rituals, traditions, made by men, and  groups.  And they can get it wrong, but having a relationship,  by learning who God is, accepting Christ, as Lord, and savior, being careful to repent, will clear the slate.  But you have to search, and this is what I do.  To have a relationship with the King of Kings.

So I do my own searching for God, in my Holy King James bible, and by prayer.

They use folks, and their desperation, say in finances, to pervert it, and to give someone hope.

But they leave out the most important part, of how we must get right with God first.

Yes God can bless, someone, and even finances.  But what I have learned even in my own situation, that God has taught me, many things, but when I have been desperate, He has calmed my soul first.  He taught me to seek His face.  Not His hand.  He has taught me, who He is, not for what He can give, but who He is, in all His creation, and power.  He has taught me His laws, and commandments that benefit my soul first.

Do you notice, I do not ask for donations?  I don’t do that because I don’t want to use people.  And I want what I give, to the people, is from God, not manipulated, and not misleading to trick people.  And frankly, God provides.  I have my needs met.  Sure sometimes its tight, but I don’t lack seriously.  So if God blesses me, fine.  But I am not looking to manipulate people to get that.

Yes I write.  I would love to have my books published, but for the right reasons.  For the glory of God, not to get rich.  So I want to be careful, because I also do not want to have His truth, polluted for the sake of money.  But He knows, where my heart is, and I am not perfect, but I know He is.  I just find it all so humbling, that He teaches me things.  But He knows, I share it, freely.  Even here.

But why do some of these ministries teach what they do?  When you are desperate?   They do take advantage. They do that to gain power. That power, they neglect, has been abused by some. But God willingly teaches us love, for our benefit, by not always providing a way.  Making us desperate.  By not just handing us something, that we could take for granted, or abuse.  He can use that desperation, to give us faith.

Have you ever noticed, that there are many, who are truly blessed, but they don’t even acknowledge God?  They are so puffed up, they act like they don’t stink.  Sorry, to phrase it like that, but it’s true.

They use what they can get, and really have no gratitude, or thankfulness.  They are so mean, many of them, and well its sad to see.  They extend no kindness, or even sympathy to those who are hurting. It is so ironic, many of them are not Christians, and they even want to judge a person, for walking in love, as if it is wrong to love one another.  As a Christian, how dare you do that?  Wow.

Yet, and I wish no one bad, but I see they have no skills, no insight, knowledge, to deal with something if they were “desperate.”  In real life.

This is not good folks, because life is hard, and things can happen, nothing is promised to anyone, but if we are not desperate just in wanting God and His presence, we are missing so much.  Just in who He is.  By rejecting Him, they have no safety net.  And thats dangerous.  I want the safety net in seeking Him first.

No desperation, is a horrible thing, to be wanting so bad.  I understand that.  But I know God has used my own desperation, to teach me things.  To teach me gratitude, in the small things.  To teach me compassion for others.  To not compare myself, or to get in a place of jealousy. To teach me, that nothing that is given, cannot be taken away.  Don’t treat life, like you are the priority, and that others are not.  Don’t treat gifts from God, like trash.  Don’t.  Don’t treat people bad.  Like you are better.  God has a way, of correcting us, to remember things like that.

I could go on here, but I just sense, that many of us do not grasp, how fragile we are.  That without God, we are nothing.  Yes, I believe in preventative prayer, in some matters.  But this is where the fear of God comes in.  And many do not have it.  I do.  I think its one of the best things we can have, it keeps me humble anyway.

IMG_4943.pngIt makes you take stock, to be grateful for who you are in Christ.  Not for what you have, or don’t have.

God can make a way, He can take your desperation away.  But I truly believe it is by just seeking Him first.  Not by what the problem is, that you are desperate for.

It has me any way.  Yes, I am desperate for some things.  But am I?

I don’t know any more. About some things.  Or people, etc. Sometimes, its just easier to float, but I am holding onto Gods hand tightly, but thats where trust in God comes in.   For, I am more desperate for God, in everything, if that makes sense.  No matter what I long for.  And I do long for some things.  But, I have to watch that.

The Lord, is my shepherd.  I shall not want…..

And I won’t settle for not seeing that, in its magnitude.  I am desperate for God now, before I am desperate for anything else.

I hope this all makes sense.  I just hope we don’t get desperate, without truly seeking God first.  I think if we can learn to do that, that is a skill.  That will help us, when we are desperate.  I am actually grateful, to God, that He has used my lack in many things, to make me desperate for Him first.

Because if not, I might be just another spoiled brat, unappreciative, mean spirited, and hateful.  A person, who does not walk in love, or forgiving.  And I am grateful to God He has humbled me.  Many times over.  He has taught me to be grateful in all things, but to seek HIM first. IMG_3590.jpeg

Yes, He has used my desperation to give me faith, and it is a gift.

Praise be to God.

Blessings, and Love in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

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CONFUSION WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2007.jpegConfusion, in anything, where does it come from?

Well, I believe there is a spirit of confusion, that God allows.  And that spirit of confusion, will enter into a situation, or with a person, that really does not have a revelation of God.

This will also be with someone, who totally rejects God.  Don’t tell me you believe in God, yet live like the devil.  You have have no fear of God.  This is why everything confuses you.

They do not know Gods ways.  They do not know Gods truth, they do not know, or keep Gods commandments and laws, and so when any of us have sin like that, because it is a sin, not to seek God to know truth, there will be confusion.

In other words, it is a soul issue.

Soul issues, are not seen to make a distinction sometimes.  Because the spirit affects it.  Whether its holy, or evil. And the spirit of confusion, feeds on that.  It will continue to bring darkness into a situation, so nothing makes sense.  And when nothing makes sense, it actually “hides” truth.

Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.  (paraphrasing John 14:6  King James) That scripture, is so fruitful, so inspiring, so knowledgeable, in those few words.  Because it is true.  Christ is all of those things.  But because Christ needs to be in someones life, to even understand God, by the Holy spirit.  That, if they reject God and Christ, they allow the spirit of confusion, to enter their life.  Or situations, without even knowing it.  This is a tactic, the enemy will use against a persons life.

And it will bring darkness, it will bring confusion, it will bring despair, and no hope.  There are many spirits, we have to be aware of.  And understanding this takes actual submission to know God, and what they are.  Knowing spirits, is a gift, that God can give.  But it comes from the Holy Spirit, and in revelation…..

My last post, I wrote about trusting my gut instinct, by the Holy Spirit.  God gave me insight.  But it is always a choice.  In matters, whether or not we will be obedient to God.  But God does give us clues, in these matters, and when confusion is there, one should ask, what brings that?IMG_0019

One of the reasons, God tells us this is to show us the signs, like this one.

WHERE ENVYING AND STRIFE IS, THERE IS CONFUSION AND EVERY EVIL WORK.  James 3:16 KJV.  

I have noticed this in some folks, and when I see it, I actually will depart from people like that.  Not only because I don’t want confusion, but I don’t want it for them either.  Jealousy or being envious, is ugly, and it does bring confusion.  So if I am the cause of that, because someone envies me, or is jealous, why would I want to contribute to someone sinning?

Even if you love these folks.  Sometimes, you have to break these spirits off of you.  And it can be difficult if you love someone.  But, one needs wisdom.  This is an evil work of the enemy, that he uses to hurt and deceive people.  Folks need to get smart.  And see, what they are contributing to, when jealousy or envy gets in the way.  I do always recommend repenting.

Don’t forget, this is why the devil was kicked out of heaven, because of his jealousy.  This is why it contributes to evil works, this is his characteristic.  If you are jealous of somebody, you better stop and see, what you are doing, because this will make evil works.  Do you want answers to prayer?  Then stop the confusion. IMG_2118.jpg

Sad thing though, some people just will not hear truth any more.  And I personally do not have the energy to try and make people understand.  Not any more.

Also, manipulation will bring confusion.  If you see someone trying to manipulate a situation, or change it, to control an outcome, well thats bringing a spirit of confusion, to one self, along with trying to confuse others.  We should always, want to present things honest in the sight of God, so confusion, or other spiritual matters, that are not good, manifest.

One is never confused, if walking right with God.

IN THEE, O LORD, DO I PUT MY TRUST:  LET ME NEVER BE PUT TO CONFUSION.  PSALMS 71:1.  King James. 

See, we have to understand, and when I wrote my book, My Secret Principles, How To Have Faith. (http://howtohavefaith.wordpress.com) we need to understand there are principles.  Like what goes up, comes down.

One has to see, that things we do, can by the spirit, be manifested.  By the principles God has placed.  And confusion is one of those spirits, you need to watch and look, to see, what causes it.  I don’t ever want a spirit of confusion, in fact, I will rebuke it here, because I want to know what God says.  I want to obey, and I don’t want confusion in my life.

Yesterday, someone wrote, that it is so difficult to be in the spirit of God.  And I told that person, not if you are obedient.  See, obedience to God makes all the difference, you don’t struggle.  You are not confused.  I related it to even the bible one uses, I obey God, by using Holy King James word, and if God says it, I believe it. That settles it.  The enemy, is the one that always questions things.  Remember how he used that to deceive Eve?  Anyway….The key in that, is submitting to God.  If we submit to God, and resist the devil.  There is no confusion, there is no battle in the flesh.

This is very ironic, to begin with, because this person, has rejected my thoughts on using the King James, in the past, and his pride, will not allow him to communicate with me, anyway.  So he did not respond to my thoughts on this.  But I see, he has walked out of love, and there again, is his struggle.  Not mine, if I did not love him, I would not tell him truth.  But he is the one rejecting truth, so yes I see his struggle in obedience.  But oh well….

Life can be frustrating on its own, without a spirit of confusion.  But I do not have to be frustrated, if I have the spirit of peace.  So there is always a remedy with God.  As I watch my words here. So, no I reject the spirit of confusion, and plead the blood of Jesus, in matters like this.

IMG_5024.jpegI see our society very confused, in many matters.  Because they do not take to heart, what God says about things, and I will touch base on this problem of gender identification, and even climate change.  They are not looking at God, to see the answer, as to why these things happen.  And folks are confused in these matters.

There are only two genders.  Boy and girl.  It was never a problem before.  But the spirit of perversion, has entered into the situation, and parents who do not guide their child, into knowing what gender they are, the “confusion” will be set in.  God created female and male, and created us also in His image.  I actually feel sorry for children who are so misguided by these ways of the world.  That parents do not teach their children to do as boys do, or to do as girls do.  As God gave the example.

Also with climate change.

They are instilling fear, and frankly its a hoax.  Yes, we all need to be good stewards of our world, and take care of things, but when they say climate change.  They forget who created the heavens and the earth, who made the principles in place for weather, and they disregard God.  They should read Genesis 8:22 KJV to see what God says about that, and more in Genesis.  But, there again, the spirit of “confusion” is evident.

And when I see some journalists, politicians, movie stars, etc. talking about things, that make no sense, they are ignorant to Gods truth, and it shows.  Sad thing though, is because they have the forum, they feed that confusion to others.   The blind, leading the blind.

LET THEM ALONE:  THEY BE BLIND LEADERS OF THE BLIND.  AND IF THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, BOTH SHALL FALL INTO THE DITCH.  MATTHEW 15:14  King James. 

Leaving God out of anything, brings confusion.  And I say that by my own mistakes, misjudgment, and trial and error.  See, when I was in sin, and did not walk in the ways of the Lord, I was lost, and in darkness.  I was very confused.  This is why I am not ashamed of who I am in Christ, God has shown me so much.  Who cares what the world thinks, or people, they don’t live my life!  I give God glory, for taking the spirit of confusion away from me.  But I repented….

Sin does that folks, I could write another book on this, but I am trying to just give you something, to search for to understand, as to why you might have confusion.

If God is not in it, His ways, His truth, His laws, there will be confusion.  You can see the signs.  If not, you are not looking. And if you do get a clue in this.  Get a King James bible. It is holy, it is anointed, and it is not changed.  Read it daily.

DSC_0020.jpgIf you are reading something else, you are not being taught by the Holy Spirit.  Because of its corruption.  This is exactly what the enemy wants to do, to stop you from knowing truth, and to keep you in confusion.  This is so important, and the body of Christ needs to wake up, and be in unity with Christ in this matter.

FOR GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION, BUT OF PEACE, AS IN ALL CHURCHES OF THE SAINTS.  I Corinthians 14:33.  King James.

Blessings, and love,

 

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN THE ODDS SEEM TO BE AGAINST YOU THEY ARE NOT TO GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3171.jpegHave you ever felt like the odds were against you?  That no matter what you do, you just don’t seem to have any success?  Its enough to make you have a pity party.  But don’t do that.

IMG_3447.jpgLife is hard.  Lets be honest.  But God has His ways….

And well sometimes, you may even be born into circumstances, that just never seem to be in your favor.

The odds, may be against you.  And you may settle for less.  You may even make it worse, by your own decisions.  But, there is a time of reflection, when you listen to Gods voice, and He says;

I GOT THIS…. I AM.

I AM.  HE IS!  GLORY TO GOD!

Remember when God told Moses that?  Remember the burning bush?  And then think of all the miracles God did for the Israeli’s, because He loved them.  He used Moses in a great and mighty way.

So you have to search for God.  Do you hear me, no let me rephrase that.  Do you hear God?  Because He is speaking to you right now, if you just listen.  Please listen.

Maybe you don’t hear His voice clearly.  Maybe there is static. Maybe it just does not seem clear.  So what can you do on your part?

Well, I share this.  Because I learned the hard way.  Start off with repenting to God.  Even if you don’t feel like you have not sinned.  Repent.  He wants a humble heart.  We have to understand God is holy.  He has standards and ways that are beyond our comprehension.  We cannot treat Him like an equal.  He is God almighty.  There is no one else like HIM.  No one.

IMG_0050.jpgNot even the ugly old devil, who yes, tries to puff himself up, and exalt himself.  But he was just an angel.  He does not have the authority, or the power like God.  Don’t give the devil any place.  God and him, are not equals.  So, remember that.  Remember to submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee.

Fear God, if you are not doing that, you are not really seeing who God is, in matters like the odds being against you.

See you need to change the odds in your favor, and God can do that.

Another thing is if you are searching for God, and you are using a corrupt bible, you will get static.  I tell you all this, over, and over again, because it is my calling.  But folks, do not really understand, the disservice they are doing to themselves, when they use something that is no longer holy.

Christ said, we would know His voice, and to another we would not follow. Its not Gods voice you are hearing there folks.  When you use another bible version, besides the King James.  Its man, and man is not holy.  God has commanded us not to change His words.  You have to improve the odds, in your favor, by being obedient to God.

Look, I kind of understand how the odds can be against a person.  Maybe because you feel that because of your race.  But God does not play the race card, he is not a respecter of persons.  He loves us all, we were all created in his image.  But sadly some folks do play the race card, so you may feel the odds against you.  Let God deal with them.  He will.  But, don’t play it yourself.  That will make you the victim, not victorious…

But don’t let race stop you.  God can make a way for you where there is no way.

Maybe you feel like the odds are against you because of your education.  Well, keep studying, keep going for the goals, and let God open the doors.

I think living in the United States is one of the greatest blessings God has given me, and I am so grateful, that my ancestors as well, were born here, in the United States.  From up to the third generation, I believe.  So those odds are in my favor.

But truth be known, it has been hard for me in some ways.  And I can relate to feeling like the odds are against me.  But God always works it out for me, and I have to remind myself, of past prayers, that are testimonies, to His goodness.

But, even though I am older, and some doors have not opened, and it did seem like the odds were against me in some ways.  I guess, I could go down that path, but I refuse.  I refuse, to let those circumstances, dictate to me, who I am, or was.

Every day God gives me, I try to prove my worth to Him, but also to myself.  Because if I don’t, then I would listen to the enemy, and I know the enemy, would bring condemnation.  See faith without works is dead.  Thats King James scriptural.

There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ.  Condemnation, brings torment, it brings sadness, and it steals hope from a person.  No, I am covered by the blood of Jesus, and I hold onto that, with all my might.  It grieves me that my sins put Him on the cross.  I think when we see that, we can be so humbled before Him, because it changes our spirits, it changes our lives. What an awesome, mighty God we serve who loves us so much.  Yet I know it pained Him, so we must never take it for granted. Never.

THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.  FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH. ROMANS 8:1-2.  King James.

Folks do you, see the law we are free from?  The law of sin, and death.  Not Gods commandments, and laws.  And this is where many are deceived, because they don’t think they need Gods laws.  But even in Malachi 4:4 the last chapter of the Old Testament it says, we need the law.  Look it up.  From a King James.

But if we try to keep the law, this helps our odds.

Because I realize, the odds, are never against God ever.IMG_0047.jpg

Don’t get discouraged, have hope, never give up.  Never.  Whatever it is that is against you, including health, or whatever, trust God.  And if anything make it right with him.

Go in that secret place with God.  You may need to close a door, be quiet.  But go there, and just search for Him. IMG_4517.jpg

Repent, start all over.  If you think about it, every day we are given is a chance, to improve those odds.  Let God, take over for you.  Start your day, praying, praising Him, and believing for your circumstances to change.

After all He tells us, nothing is impossible with Him.

The odds are never against God.  Never.

 

 

 

Much love, In Christ,

 

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

HAPPINESS AND DEPRESSION AND HOW I DEAL WITH IT WITH GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_0518.jpegI am always aware, how the enemy makes things about “me, me, me”, and so even in this title, I don’t want to address happiness and depression, from a narcissistic point of view, or just about me, because God is love.

The enemy, is not love.  The enemy, only comes to kill steal, and destroy, and that includes your joy, or your happiness.  Christ said, that He came to destroy the works of the enemy, and with him, we “might” have life abundantly.

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Today, I woke up sad.  I felt lonely.  I grieved the loss of three friends, that I loved very dearly, for different reasons, yet, they are no longer a part of my life.  I have been dealing with it, on and off.  Because I truly loved them.  It happened with two both at once.  This was about two years ago.  And another just about five months ago. For different reasons. I don’t want to get into why, they are not, in my life, because I probably had a part of it as much as they did, yet I did see the enemy interfere, so no this is not to blame anyone.

No, I write this, as much, as I want to just acknowledge, that we can be happy, and we can be depressed.  That sense of loss, and sadness, made me depressed today.  But depression happens.

And for different reasons.  We all have moments in life, things that we experience, that can either bring joy, and happiness, or sadness, and depression.  But I want to acknowledge where I get my strength, and my joy from.  And just as a thought, happiness, and depression, can come and go, for different reasons.  Some things will trigger that.  So this can be an on going process…..

IMG_4064 2.jpegTHEN HE SAID UNTO THEM, GO YOUR WAY, EAT THE FAT, AND DRINK THE SWEET, AND SEND PORTIONS UNTO THEM FOR WHOM NOTHING IS PREPARED:  FOR THIS DAY IS HOLY UNTO OUR LORD:  NEITHER BE YE SORRY; FOR THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH.  Nehemiah 8:10  King James.  

There are so many scriptures on  joy and happiness, so I recommend you do your own search in a King James.  And yes, of course, you know I recommend only that bible.

There are scriptures that tell us clues, and secrets to happiness:

But this one, reminds me of when we are not happy, when we are depressed.  When we have no vision.  See, when you are depressed, it is hard to see out of the box.  It is hard to see beyond, what you are feeling.  You can lose hope.  One can actually give up, and I hope to never do that.  So you can lose your vision.  But God can see.  So I take this one to my heart….

WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH:  BUT HE THAT KEEPETH THE LAW, HAPPY IS HE.  Proverbs 29:18  King James.  

This scripture says it so clear.  Keep Gods laws.  To be happy.  They discard old covenant, for the new covenant.  Thats just wrong.  Now, to many Christians who have been taught this incorrectly, they have no understanding about Gods laws, because they think grace covers it.  So they don’t search for Gods laws.  But God did not flip flop.  He stays the same.

THE STATUTES OF THE LORD ARE RIGHT, REJOICING THE HEART:  THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD IS PURE, ENLIGHTENING THE EYES.  PSALMS 19:8 King James. 

Be careful, as you read this, it does not state statues, which is idolatry to God, it states statutes, which are His ways….

Anyway…

But when analyzing depression or happiness, I have learned, to be careful not to compare myself to others, because well, that can bring out other emotions, like jealousy, or hate, or just a sense of low self-esteem.  Or even pride, where you might think you are better than someone else, because they have gone through something, but you think you are above that.

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I do always want to be understanding.  But when someone is going through something, including myself, nobody really cannot understand, but God.

I learned that even lately, with another friend.  Who I just love, but I know she is in a grieving process.  I made the mistake of trying to understand, when actually I could not.  And I know I made it worse.

But for me, when I am sad, or depressed.  I try not to leave God out of the equation.  And I try, not to stay in a place of depression, when I am there.  I have gone through things through life, that sometimes, I can see, no one has gone through.  No one, I know any way.  So, I don’t want to compare myself to them.  And frankly, they should not compare themselves to me as well, because well we all have different journeys, or roads we take in this life.

But, because I have learned to cope.  I have learned to always go to God.  He fills that void in my heart, my soul, in my loss, because He understands.  I know who He is….. As I said, He is love.  But as Christ, my savior.  He understands sorrow, pain, hurt, and He understands what unconditional love, can do, to a broken heart.  He gives us that love.

HE HEALETH THE BROKEN IN HEART, AND BINDETH UP THEIR WOUNDS.  Psalm 147:3  King James.  

He gives us that compassion, when we are hurting, because He knows what it feels like to suffer, and hurt.  He was beaten for us, and by His stripes we are healed.  Read Isaiah 53:5 King James. That means physically, and spiritually, which can affect depression.  We can by Christ be healed from depression.

Remember when Christ, learned of Lazarus, and his death?  He cried.  He wept.  He loved his friend, but He used his power, in love, to bring him back to life.

P1120514.jpgNow to me, that is very symbolic, because love is a great power.  He loved his friend so much, that he called him back to life.

Sometimes, when we make decisions about people, we don’t reject them, because we don’t want them in our lives.  But a true friend is happy for their friend.  When they are blessed.  But for me, it is because maybe we see, we bring out something in them, that blocks their blessings.  For that friend.  And I would never want to do that.  To anyone.  To me…. Thats love.  You want them to have a happy life.  But you can still grieve for them.  Because you miss them.

When I am sad, I go through the sorrow, the sadness, and I acknowledge it, but if there is something, that I need to bring to the Lord, in my own capacity, I ask Him, to show me what it is, so I can repent, so I can be right with Him.  Sin will bring sorrow.  It just will.  Our spirits, just know within, we are not right with God, and to be separated from God, because of sin, will just do that.  We need to repent to get right with God.  He is holy, He calls us to be holy.  Sin, takes your holiness.  So yes, don’t wait repent.

WHY ART THOU CAST DOWN, O MY SOUL?  AND WHY ART THOU DISQUIETED IN ME?  HOPE THOU IN GOD:  FOR I SHALL YET PRAISE HIM FOR THE HELP OF HIS COUNTENEANCE?   PSALMS 42:5  King James.  

Therein, the joy returns to me, because He cleans my soul.  I cannot be depressed, or sad, when I am praising Him, thanking Him, trying to do good for others.  Because the joy of the Lord is my strength.  In His presence, there is fullness of joy.

THOU WILT SHEW ME THE PATH OF LIFE:  IN THY PRESENCE IS FULNESS OF JOY; AT THY RIGHT HAND THERE ARE PLEASURES FOR EVERMORE.  PSALMS 16:11 KING JAMES. 

It is very sad, that so many go down a dark road, and cannot find their way back to God.  Because if they did, their joy would return to them as well.  I know this.  I know, if I had stayed on the road I was on, before knowing my Lord, and had a pity party, all the guests would leave, but pain and sorrow, would stay, and I would not find happiness or joy.

THE SORROWS OF HELL COMPASSED ME ABOUT:  THE SNARES OF DEATH PREVENTED ME.  Psalms 18:5.  King James.

I make myself, get out of these moments of sorrow, sadness, because to be honest, God is not there.  And I want to be where God is.  So I hold onto His hand, at all times.  And will not let go.  Even on this earth….  Does that make sense?

So, I search the King James scriptures, and I try to find the answer to what God says about these matters.

I AM AFRAID OF ALL MY SORROWS, I KNOW THAT THOU WILT NOT HOLD ME INNOCENT.  JOB 9:28.  King James.  

IMG_0015.JPGI just know, in the reality of life, happiness, and depression, can come and go.  We cannot be in a euphoric sense of happiness, because well if we did, we would just take it for granted.  We would take others for granted.  And worse, we would take God for granted.

He does not reject us, when we have a broken or a contrite spirit.  But it is up to us to make the choice to seek Him.

THE LORD IS NIGH UNTO THEM ARE OF A BROKEN HEART; AND SAVETH SUCH AS BE OF A CONTRITE SPIRIT.  PSALMS 34:18  King James.  

But if we just stay in a place of sorrow, or depression, then we are allowing the enemy to steal from us, that joy.  And I reject, and refuse to give the enemy any more of my joy.  He took a lot of it, when I was young.  See, when I was young, I feel like the devil stole a lot from me.  So, no, I stay close to God.

This is how I deal with happiness, and depression.  No, ifs, buts or maybes.  See, the way of the Lord, who is the way, the truth, and life, John 14:6.  Makes me realize this.

IMG_0003.JPGNot sure, why I am writing this today, or for whoever.  Though I was sad, this morning, I have a pretty good outlook about things, this afternoon, because we cannot always control people, but we can control, our choices.  I got out of that funky mood.  We can control how we deal with situations.  By giving it all to God. Choices to choose God, just brings results.  I know that.

But all I know, in life, we must learn how to cope, but leaving God out of it, will bring darkness.  It will bring sorrow.  Sin does that.  Repenting, clearing the slate, brings God, it will bring joy.   Being careful in life, to not grieve the Holy Spirit, allows for you to have the joy, much longer.

BEHOLD, THIS IS THE JOY OF HIS WAY, AND OUT OF THE EARTH SHALL OTHERS GROW. JOB 8:19  King James.  

Blessings, in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW SOMEONE CAN DENY GOD ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


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There it is in Matthew 10:33, that whoever denies Jesus, He will deny them before God.  And think about that.  We all are going to leave this earth.  Thats just life.  Because there is also death.

So, if Christ is telling us, that HE will deny us, before God the Father, the judge, if we deny Him, don’t you think one should think about that?  This is why I don’t understand how someone can deny God.  Not only because HE is God, but because well your choice, will make your destination to either hell or heaven.  When you leave this earth.  Why would anyone have to think that out, enough to deny God?  It makes no sense to me.

YE SERPENTS, YE GENERATION OF VIPERS, HOW CAN YE ESCAPE THE DAMNATION OF HELL?  Matthew 23:33 King James. 

There are times, when we need God, and I am seriously talking about life.  See, life is unpredictable.  I need God, every moment, every second of my life.  Because I have learned.  You can think you have it all under control, but you don’t.  To think you do, is pride.  And pride goes before a fall, according to the scriptures.

PRIDE GOETH BEFORE DESTRUCTION, AND AN HAUGHTY SPIRIT BEFORE A FALL.  PROVERBS 16:18  KJV

Wouldn’t the smart thing to do is, to acknowledge God, and avoid a fall?  Wouldn’t the smart thing to do is, throw away that pride, and see how fragile, we all are?  Wouldn’t the smart thing to do is to repent?  To walk in love.  To apologize.  To clear the slate, so your own conscious is clean.  Your soul, is again, fresh with love…..IMG_4976

To do everything in your own power, to make it right with God and others?  To obey Him, to seek Him, with the whole heart, to find out what pleases Him?

I would think so…..

Because I never want to throw away chances, from God.  Because He has given me many chances in life.  And sometimes, I did not know how precious those chances were.  But He did not abandon me, though, I had abandoned Him, in my youth.  Dumbest thing I ever did.  Because I did deny Him, but never, ever again….No!

And so when I see those, who actually make it a point to deny God.  To mock, to laugh, I wonder what bitter lying, spirit, it is within them, to do something so stupid like that?  I know the answer.  It is the enemy, who is not good, who is evil.  Gods enemy, who tried to steal the glory from God, and still tries.  The devil.  And I won’t even say his ugly name here.  And as he does, he tries to take as many with him to hell.  But folks don’t look and see the difference.  But they should because hell is for eternity.

Why take a chance denying God in a moment, because you won’t get any other chances, after you leave this earth?  The decision you make now, could be or will be final.  And you played with your eternal destination?  Makes no sense to me, I don’t understand that….

How can we not see there is good and evil in this world?  It is enough, to see there is evil, it is enough, to just look at our world, and see how lost it is.  How broken so many are.  How corrupt, and dishonest so many are.  How vulgar some folks can be.  Some things make me shudder.  So if there is evil, one has to see, in the balance of things there is good.  And God is good.  So why would one deny goodness, and God?

The answer.  Because they are deceived.

When an atheist, actually makes it a point to deny God, who do they think they are fooling?  God?  Others?  If you make it a point to speak against something, or someone, you are actually admitting their existence.  Because if they did not exist.  Why bother?  But that makes them the fool, according to KJV scripture.IMG_4977

No deep within the heart of any atheist, is the knowledge that God exists.  He put that knowledge in our hearts.  There is something, in everyone, in the soul, to understand that God is the creator, that God has created, even when we look at the earth, so we could know Him.  He did that in the beginning with Adam and Eve.  He created us all in His image.  Even the oceans, know, where to stop and start, by the border He created.  There is so much of God to be in awe with, in who He is.IMG_4981

For whatever reason though, God did not jump through hoops for them, and did not do something, for them, or they would not deny Him.  Thats the way, I look at it.

See, many have the impression, or the desire, that God is an ATM, or He is a magician, or that HE has to do things their way.  Wrong.  He is the way, the truth, and the life.  But anything He does, or we do, should be HIS way.  He tells us, His ways are not our ways.  And even when you think you are doing it right, or His way, it may not be, because thats the truth of the matter…

Including searching for Him.  In a Bible.  Some folks, think they are searching for Him, in all these phony versions, but that’s not God, thats not His voice, its mans voice, and the devil used man to change those holy scriptures, into corrupted, word, with the excuse to say, you will understand better.  Thats a lie from hell.

Those archaic words, may be hard to understand, if the Holy Spirit is not guiding you.  But if you read the King James, obedient for that reason, God will by, the Holy Spirit give you understanding.  So when people look at those phony versions, they don’t get God, or His truth, so they reject Him.

Yet, if they understood, and even here I always try to bring that understanding, you will not find God.  If you are looking at something that is half truth, half lie…. Because it is not God.  It is not holy.  Because God is holy.

But guidance, is so needed.

Maybe thats why He uses me to tell others.  Because I do understand, how it feels not to receive guidance, and to fall through the cracks of life.  But like the saying goes, “You can guide someone to the water, but you cannot make them drink the water.”  But HE guided me, when I was lost and broken, and I will never forget that.  Thats why I don’t understand, when someone can deny God.  Because if He did it for me, He could do it for others.IMG_4978

God has done so many things for me, that I don’t forget.  Though others forget.  I look it at it this way, and I am using people, as an example.  But you can love people, treat them good, be there for them, at a moments notice, and after a while, they can treat you shabby.  They can take you for granted.  They can ignore you. Yet, just when you need them to even just acknowledge you, they ignore you, or give you the silent treatment.  Even though, you prayed for them, loved them, but when you needed a friend, they were not there. Or if they were there, it was at their convenience, or because they had motives…. Betrayed you. Sad.

See, you know, that you proved love, because you did pray.  You may have even gone to the hospital to visit.  Or if they were ill, you called on them.  You did not ignore them, when their loved ones were sick either, or they were sick, you were there.

I BEHAVED MYSELF AS THOUGH HE HAD BEEN MY FRIEND OR BROTHER:  I BOWED DOWN HEAVILY AS ONE THAT MOURNETH FOR HIS MOTHER.  PSALMS 35:14  KJV.

Yet, when there were times, even in the simplest of matters, when you were ill, or you needed just the comfort from a friend, you were irrelevant, and what did that prove?  It proved, that you did all that, you could, but it did not matter to them.  They really could care less, and did not appreciate it, because the evidence proved itself there.  Sometimes, they even admitted they did not care.  True story.

But I believe it did matter to God, because He understands, what it feels like to be wanted some of the time, but not all of the time.

So, this to me, is how God can look at us I believe in some ways.  He knows how much He has done for us, including giving His Son, at the cross for our sins.  And people still play with sin.  They are not accountable, remorseful, apologetic, or even understanding.  They do not walk in love, as God commanded us.  They deny love.

They still won’t make the changes, to depart from sinning. They won’t search to get to know who God is, or to understand what makes God happy, what makes God tick?

Or ticked off?

They won’t give Him glory or Honor, or praise.  They are silent….IMG_4980.png

Yet…. How phony it is, to call on God, when you need something.  How disingenuous.  Because one has proven not to seek Him always.  The proof is there.  You cannot even acknowledge Him to others.  Yet you say you believe.  Thats lip service. If hard pressed.  But when it comes to serving God, you are not there.  You would prove it, even with others.  By walking in love.  Extending grace.  But the sad thing is, you won’t.  Unless they do things your way.  There again they forget, our ways, are not His ways…

I just have peace right now in a situation.  Where yes, I am seeking an answer from God. But I want to understand how HE feels in many ways.  I never want to treat Him, like the only reason I serve Him, or acknowledge Him, is because I want something….

I never want Him to think, I am searching for His hand, and not His face….

And don’t get me wrong.  Because you don’t know what I am asking God.  You might think you do, you might be guessing, and at one point, you may have even understood me, and my heart, because I have been an open book.  But that book is now closed to many…

I am only opened to God now…..and my immediate family, but I write this, for others, who need to know God.  Who need to know there is always a chance with God.  But don’t play with chances.  By denying Him.  Those will be dark times.  Like I said, life is unpredictable.

If He did not answer me, in this, matter.  I would have peace I believe.  I do right now.  I have just a sense that He will answer.  But it will be in His timing.  Not mine.  But if HE did not, I will not let that get in the way with my relationship with Him.  I might be sad, if I don’t get this answer, I want, don’t get me wrong.  But if HE chose not to answer me, that has nothing to do with my trust, or my faith, or my choice, to Love Him.   I declare that even here.  With all my heart.  I love my dear Lord….

I will continue.  To believe in God, to honor Him, and just trust Him.  To obey Him.  People don’t talk about obeying God much, but it means a lot to Him.  I think, I have proven, my love to God, in return.  In many ways.  But I will be careful with that, and not puff myself up.  Though, I am sure, I do fail Him sometimes.  In fact, I know I do.  I know my flaws, and faults…

But….I am not ashamed of who I am in Christ.  I have a boldness in many ways.  Sometimes, I have been shy, but I really try to serve Him, acknowledge Him, love Him, walk in love with others, forgiving others….even though, they did not do the same for me.

So no, I really don’t understand why people, deny God.  I don’t understand because I know, life has been hard for me in some ways.  But the only consolation, I have had, is because I believed in Him.  I don’t know where I would be frankly, if I did not believe in God.  Hell, or dead, or both.

But I know, there have been times, because He loved me, HE spared me, death.  He has spared me, in many matters.   Why would anyone, just wait, till an emergency to call on Him?  This is insulting, I am sure.  But He is so loving, so kind, so merciful, that He could be there.

But I wouldn’t myself, test that.  I think its dumb, its stupid, its rude, to the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, who hides Himself, on occasion.  He does.  But maybe He is hiding, because He testing you.  To see, how you treat Him, and others.  What does He see?

No, I just don’t understand how someone can deny God……

But you can make it right with God through Christ.  Take a moment, get on your knees and pray, repent, say a prayer, tell God you believe.  Tell Him, you believe Christ came to free you.  That only He has the power to deliver you from the devil, and your sins.  Tell Him, to take away your sins.  Tell Him, you want to live for Him.  That you do trust Him.  You may not trust others, but tell Him, that you want His holy Spirit to guide you.  Tell Him, you want heaven as your destination.  Tell God, you will submit to Him, only, so the devil can leave you alone.  Now and when you leave this earth.  Then get a good King James bible, not another version, but get a King James, read it daily.  Learn, who God is.  Learn who you are in Christ.  After all again, you are created in His image.

Live your life, knowing God, not denying Him….

Just a thought, today, with “Just My Thoughts”….

Love in Christ,

 

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

DID YOUR ANCESTORS PASS ONTO YOU A GENERATIONAL CURSE? ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_3392.jpegI feel led to write this.   I feel it heavy on my heart.  For some reason, this thought keeps coming back to me.  I write it because I want to be obedient to God.  I write it, because well, truth be known.

We don’t know what our ancestors did.  We don’t.  Maybe there are signs, and signals, from what you have learned from your family.  Things that you saw.  Maybe even signs, that told you, whether or not your family served God.  Or did not.  Whether or not they were cursed or blessed.

But look at this scripture very, carefully.

THOU SHALT NOT BOW DOWN THYSELF UNTO THEM, NOR SERVE THEM:  FOR I THE LORD THY GOD AM A JEALOUS GOD, VISITING THE INIQUITY OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN UNTO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION OF THEM THAT HATE ME. AND SHEWING MERCY UNTO THOUSANDS OF THEM THAT LOVE ME AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.  Deuteronomy 5:9-10  King James.

Religion.  It will tell you to bow down to idols.  It will tell you to pray to others, besides Christ.  But it is religion.  Rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups.  But it is not what God says!

Theres a lot of truth and information in those two verses.  But what I have learned about God, is He is jealous.  Look really carefully.  His jealousy, brings a generational curse, to the third and fourth generation.  To those that hate Him.  Thats what it says, if you bow down to them you are telling Him, you hate Him.  Bet you did not know that huh?  Yet, He shows mercy to the thousands, that Love Him, and keep His commandments.

Take a moment and ponder on that.  Idolatry, is very offensive to God.  That could mean, you bow down to a statue.  It could mean, you have a false god.  It could mean, that you do not serve God, but the devil himself.  Have you dabbled in satanic things?  Witchcraft?  Astrology?  Ouija boards?  Are you fascinated with dark movies, scary movies, ghost stories etc?  Do you enjoy Halloween?

These things have spiritual implications.  And folks, do not know what they are doing when they play with spiritual entities that are not from God.  And He is jealous.

I will tell you the truth, you need to fear God.  Even here, you should be concerned.  Repent.  There are consequences, and scripture says we reap what we sow.  But are you experiencing things in your own life, that could have been passed onto you, from the third and fourth generation?

Think about it.  You don’t know.  You don’t know what your ancestors did.  So, why would you play with your salvation now, as well?  Why would you ignore God, when He and only He can break those curses, by the blood of Jesus?

And think about this as well, what are you doing, that is cursing future generations?  Do you really want to pass on curses, because you got God mad, or jealous?  He is not mocked folks.  Galatians 6:7 from a King James tells us we reap what we sow.  He keeps His word.

I know, I have reaped, that which I sowed in many things.  But I also know, how to take things to God now, by repenting.  By being humble.  By serving Him, and only Him.  By fearing Him.  Being careful with spiritual things.  By not flip flopping, because that would only toss me to and fro.  Nope, I hold onto God. By knowing truth from my King James bible. I am not ashamed of who I am in Christ.  I plead the blood of Jesus, in all matters of my life.  Because truth be told.  We don’t know…

We just do not.  Some folks call it luck.  Well, luck is not scriptural.  King James scriptural.  I don’t know if its in any of these fake bibles, that are floating around.  But let me tell you, if you want to hear Gods voice, His true voice, you need a King James.  Those other bibles, are corrupted.  They are not truth.  They are part lies, and part truth.  And how deceiving that is, because the devil does not want you free.  He wants you under the curse.  He is destined for hell, and wants to take every one he can with him.

He wants to deceive us all.  How else can he do that but by changing Gods Holy word, into a filthy rag, that has no anointing, no power, no holiness.  But try telling many of you that, and you get into a rage, and want to fight about Gods word.  Sad. Truth.  Truth stands on its own merit, I don’t have to argue about bibles, I know what God says, in Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5-6, and in Revelation 22:18-19.  That last set of King James scriptures should be enough to scare someone, to fear God, and use a King James.  Because your name could be removed from the book of life, and you could be denied to the holy city, when you leave this earth.  Read it, don’t play with that.

But have you noticed our society, does not fear God?  Christianity now a days well….  Its so flaky, in so many ways.  That if it bothers me, I am only wondering what God thinks.

But look, without, going any further with this, without foundation, you really have to look at your own life, and question who you are, where you stand with God, and more importantly, do you have a place in Gods Kingdom when you leave this earth?

The foundation, can only come from Jesus.  And He took the beatings on His own back, to break those curses, that the devil legally uses against you.  If only we truly understood, God and His ways, we would all run to His throne.  But not everybody does.

I am telling you, because you can make it right with God, right now, where you are.  And to be so very clear in conscious, not to offend God.  Because it does bring curses.  Sin, brings curses folks.  We have to see it.

Why do you think our world is the way it is?

Well, lets pray, maybe just maybe you can recognize this, and break the curses, by prayer.  By obedience.  By love.  By forgiveness.  Anything that God tells you to do.  We should all do it, for our own good.

Father, I praise you, Lord, I come to you in the secret place.  Lord, you tell us, that those that dwell in that secret place, shall abide with you.  Under your shadow, almighty God.  You are my refuge, you are my fortress.  

You will deliver me from the fowler, from the noisome pestilence.  You say Lord, that you will cover me with your feathers, and I will be under your wings.  I will trust you.  

Your truth, will be my shield.  My buckler.  I don’t have to be afraid, of terror.  I don’t have to be afraid of anybody but you.  But in a healthy way, to fear you, because of who you are.  

For there is no other god.  There is only you.  You hide yourself, sometimes, but Lord, I seek you, with all my heart, all my soul, all my being.  I love you Lord.  

Nothing can come to me, no curse, no weapon from the enemy, can prosper, if I am right with you.  If there is even a hint of sin, or generational curses.  Lord, I repent.  I repent for them.  I repent for the ignorance of my ancestors.  If  they were ignorant.  

It would be so wonderful to know, when I leave this earth, that they served you.  But we don’t know.  So if there are curses.  Remove these curses.  If there are any.  Lord, I don’t know what my ancestors did.  I don’t know if they obeyed you, or what they did.  I don’t know if they practiced idolatry, or anything evil or ugly in your sight, that brings curses.  

But this moment, this second, I recognize, who you are, and I pray if there are curses, they are broken, by what Christ did on the cross for all of us.  I accept Christ as Lord, and savior.  

I don’t look at life, as luck.  But I look at it, by you.  As the creator of heaven and earth.  My Lord, my savior.  Lord, I know, not every body believes, but I believe in you, and Father, I never want to offend you.  Yet I know, your word, says, every knee, will bow, every tongue will confess Jesus as Lord.  

Father God, my Lord, break generational curses for me, as I seek you.  I plead the blood of Jesus.  I care about future generations, if there may be some.  I pray they would see what Christ did for them on the cross, as well, and make their salvation secure. See, we don’t know Lord, when you could return.  But you will.  

But I do not want to take any chances, with my own being, or the lives of future generations.  I don’t.  I fear you, and praise you, and know that you are God.  Break generational curses off of me, anything that is not of you, that comes from the enemy.  Let it not prosper, let it not have any affect on me.  

I claim the blessings, from you God.  And thank you, for healing me, and my future generations.  I plead the blood of Jesus, in my life, daily. In Jesus name.  Amen.

If you prayed that prayer.  Trust God, folks.  Folks this is a lot of territory to cover, and I have scratched the surface here, and in many of my other writings.  I wrote a book as well.  On this subject.  But you have to do the searching for truth yourself in these matters.  Get a good concordance, or a good bible app, for your device or computer.  Search key words, like curse and blessing.  Deuteronomy, is a good chapter for this.  But search.

AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, WHEN ALL THESE THINGS ARE COME UPON THEE, THE BLESSING AND THE CURSE WHICH I HAVE SET BEFORE THEE, AND THOU SHALT CALL THEM TO MIND AMONG ALL THE NATIONS, WHITHER THE LORD THY GOD HATH DRIVEN THEE.  AND SHALT RETURN UNTO THE LORD THY GOD, AND SHALT OBEY HIS VOICE ACCORDING TO ALL THAT I COMMAND THEE THIS DAY, THOU AND THY CHILDREN WITH AL THINE HEART AND WITH ALL THY SOUL;  DEUTERONOMY 30:1-2 King James.  

 

Blessings and love in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

ITS NOT ONLY REBELLION THAT KEEPS FOLKS OUT OF CHURCHES ~ By Christian Author Elena Ramirez


IMG_2123.jpegI feel like I am a seasoned Christian.  I have been around the church block a few times, here where I live.  I search for God.  Myself.  I get into my King James bible daily, and I search for truth, for love, for understanding, for guidance.  I know what God says in many matters.  But I truly believe, because of what I know, that it is not only the rebellious that do not go to church.

SON OF MAN, THOU DWELLEST IN THE MIDST OF A REBELLIOUS HOUSE, WHICH HAVE EYES TO SEE, AND SEE NOT; THEY HAVE EARS TO HEAR AND HEAR NOT; FOR THEY ARE A REBELLIOUS HOUSE.  EZEKIEL 12:2  KJV.  

For, at this point, in my family, and my life, we don’t have a church to go to.  Believe me if I found a church, that first of all supported the King James, that showed love from the pulpit, for all people, all races, that was an extension from the Kingdom of God.  We would be there, faithful.  And obedient.  But it is sad, right now, I don’t trust religious people any more.  I think because, we have been hurt in many instances by people from the Christian community.

Folks, we called brothers and sisters in Christ… Some even friends.  That shocked us.

Yet, I still long to go to a church, where the presence of God is there.

THEY SHALL ENTER INTO MY SANCTUARY, AND THEY SHALL COME NEAR TO MY TABLE, TO MINISTER UNTO ME, AND THEY SHALL KEEP MY CHARGE.  EZEKIEL 44:16 KJV.

And I am not a rebellious person, to not go.  But, see these things we have searched for, are not evident in the churches we have looked to attend.

In fact, the Lord has closed the door on that matter….IMG_2306.JPG

If He opened another door, yes, of course, I would obey.

But it just made me realize many folks, may look at this like I do.  So thats why I am writing about it.  From the prompting of the Holy Spirit.   IMG_4119

They see hypocrisy.  They see, “religious” folks, who act like they are holier than thou.  They see, judgmental Christians, and they think, I don’t want that.  And who can blame them?

If anything, we have met very mean, and cruel Christians.  We have been actually thrown out of a church, because I dared to ask, the pastor, in the congregation, if salvation could be lost?  After he opened it up for discussion.  I believe it can, but when the pastor, answered me, in front of the congregation, he gave me a respectful answer.  That it could not.  You would think that would have settled the matter, because I respectively thanked him.  And I probably would have dropped it, or at least discussed it with my husband.  But instead a couple of days later, we got this horrible, cruel mean letter, that informed us, we were no longer welcomed there.  The reason? Because according to him, we were causing discord.  Among the brethren.  He accused us.

Later I thought about it, what if we had been baby Christians who was searching, and was treated so mean and harshly?  Would we have been turned off, and turned off by God?  We were able to withstand, because we know what Gods word says about such matters.

In retrospect, it would have been so nice if this pastor, had acted like the shepherd God made him to be, and would have asked us in his office to counsel us, but instead he threw us out of Gods house.  It shocked us.  Gods house.  We were thrown out of my Fathers house.

See, even there, I would have shared the King James scriptures, I know of to discuss it respectively.

But when you see pastors, and folks, not giving someone a chance.  Well my red flag goes up, and I can walk away.

WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE!  SAITH THE LORD.  JEREMIAH 23:1  KJV.

I guess, because I do know what God says in many matters, especially when it comes to first honoring God first, I don’t see that. IMG_0465

I see Christians who have made church about being social.  And making the excuse, that if we make it a fun place to come to, they will come.  So they create these coffee clubs, or make the music to be a draw to come to church.  Yet, they forget to speak truth, and the salvation message, but they sure are willing to bring up planting a seed, or the prosperity message.

WHOSE MOUTHS MUST BE STOPPED, WHO SUBVERT WHOLE HOUSES, TEACHING THINGS WHICH THEY OUGHT NOT, FOR FILTHY LUCRE SAKE.  TITUS 1:11.  KJV.

(Just for the sake of communication, lucre, means money.  Its not a word, we use normally) 

One thing that bothers me as well, is seeing churches, allowing Halloween activities in the house of God.  Those things offend God immensely.  But this is how the enemy deceives others.

Watered down messages, where Pastors say messing up, instead of saying that’s sin.  Will not make someone run to the throne of God.  Look folks, we need to be convicted, of sin.  Or we will not grow.  We will not meet our potential spiritually in Christ.  Sorry if that offends anybody, but it is what it is.  God is an excellent God.  Of truth, that sets us free.

But, I run, not walk from these kind of places.  I want to grow, I want to be fed truth.  I want to sense and feel the Holy presence when I go to church.  I want to worship my Lord, with all my heart and being. I don’t want to hear watered down word, by the corrupted bibles they use. IMG_0425.jpg

Our world, our country right now is in a mess.  And I wonder, when they stand before God, after they leave this earth,  what God will speak to these high profile pastors, and ministers, who have the forum, but if anything they scare people away from Gods house?

MANY PASTORS HAVE DESTROYED MY VINEYARD, THEY HAVE TRODDEN MY PORTION UNDER FOOT, THEY HAVE MADE MY PLEASANT PORTION A DESOLATE WILDERNESS.  JEREMIAH 12:10  KJV. 

I do wonder.  God did not open doors for me to be a pastor, or to marry a pastor, but He does guide me, into truth.   But I am so hungry and thirsty for truth, that I search myself. To know His ways.

Look, I don’t know who is even reading this.  But be careful with religion.  Rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups.

Be careful with hitting someone on the head with the bible.  I know, I can be a warrior when it comes to these matters myself.  But I have learned, and maybe even in the last year, since, I was off of one social network.

I have learned to pick and choose my battles.  And I have learned, some day, when we all stand before God, I don’t want Him to judge me, for turning someone away from truth.  See, I longed for love in that situation. Grace.  You hope to get it, even by friends, but if its not evident.  They really are not your friends in Christ.

And when I have seen, it was not extended to me,  I also see other Christians, who won’t extend grace, or forgiveness.  To others.  But, I realize, they don’t understand, how important it is for us to walk in love.  That Christ told us that is how we would be known.  By our love, for one another.  See John 13:34-35 King James.  

God taught us that is the greatest commandment.  To love Him, and to love others.

All I know, is that we are not perfect, and yes there is forgiveness.  And I love grace.  But when I see wolves in sheep clothing, and I see them not speaking truth, nor not extending grace, being flaky, being cowardly in some matters, concerning Gods truth, I see that the body of Christ is letting down people, but also letting down God.

Folks, don’t wait for a pastor to teach you truth.  Search for God, yourself.  Know truth.  Your salvation depends on it.  Make sure you are doing everything in your own capacity, to learn who God is.  Eat and drink King James scriptures.  Write it, share it, and more than anything, practice it with love.  Because that will make it perfect.  Anything else is a rubber sword.

Fear God.  Thats the healthiest thing you can do.

It is sad, that right now, our world has lost its way in many ways.  I see politicians, denying what God says, and people eat it up.  You have to know the truth yourself, or you will be deceived.

If you have been rejected by churches, by people, pastors, a congregation.  Don’t stop searching for God.  Don’t.  Its your responsibility.

Yes scripture says, that we must assemble ourselves together.  But if you cannot find a place of worship to do that, well then get who you can, and make a prayer circle, a bible study, and if anything, do it for yourself, even if nobody will participate.

NOT FORSAKING THE ASSEMBLING OF OURSELVES TOGETHER, AS THE MANNER OF SOME IS; BUT EXHORTING ONE ANOTHER: AND SO MUCH THE MORE, AS YE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.  HEBREWS 10:25  KJV. 

Its your soul, its your responsibility.  Don’t wait for people.  Do it yourself.  Do it for Christ.   Do it for love, because God is love….  Make it right with God.  Repent, make Christ your Lord, and savior, and then study His KJV word.

STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.  BUT SHUN PROFANE AND VAIN BABBLINGS:  FOR THEY WILL INCREASE UNTO MORE UNGODLINESS.  II TIMOTHY 2:15-16  KJV.  

That second verse, is a warning. Be careful with fake bibles, use a King James, shun those profane corrupted bibles.

Anyway, I do believe God will finally lead us to a place to worship.   Thats my prayer, that I see God will answer.  I have the vision, that we will go where we are celebrated, and not even just tolerated.

AND I WILL GIVE YOU PASTORS ACCORDING TO MINE HEART, WHICH SHALL FEED YOU WITH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING.  JEREMIAH 23:1  KJV. IMG_0388.jpg

Where love will be there.  Where truth will be spoken by a pastor, who obeys God in these matters.  Where love, will be shown from the pastor, and it will flow to the congregation.  But until then, I have no regrets, for not going to church.  I don’t want to sit with the scorner.

BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT WALKETH NOT IN THE COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY, NOR STANDETH IN THE WAY OF SINNERS, NOR SIT IN THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL.  BUT HIS DELIGHT IS IN THE LAW OF THE LORD:  AND IN HIS LAW DOTH HE MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT.  PSALM 1:1-2 KING JAMES. 

 

Blessings in Christ,

 

Elena Ramirez