Do you ever sometimes, feel helpless, when people say mean things, and you don’t want to argue, but you know you should say something, but you don’t?
Well there is wisdom in that.
But, there are times wisdom should give you the boldness, the utterance, to stand and speak against something, or someone, a thought, an ideology, because it is wrong.
There is something fascinating, about sometimes seeing someone speak their mind. And even if it shocks you sometimes, you may admire someone, who does do that. Or be in shock, because they did, and you have no words, for that.
Timing is everything, because if the moment goes, and you don’t speak for or against that, you could lose your chance. I often pray for wisdom in this. Because there are some things, no matter what you say in return, it won’t matter.
Yet there are times, you cannot be so passive, or naive not to say something, because it gives someone with a bully mentality, permission to keep doing something like that.
I always look at the root of why someone, says something, or does not. And it always comes down, to what kind of spirit do they have? Is it love? Which comes from God. Or is it hate, which comes from the enemy, the devil?
I have asked God for discernment, to know when to speak. To know when I should take and use the authority, God gives me. I have not fine tuned this, but I do pray, for wisdom. Because there are some things, you have to say, in the name of Jesus, that is wrong, when people say some of the things they do.
But, may I add, God can fine tune me.
I just know, as an American, I have freedom of speech, and so I use it. I will not let people intimidate me, or try to make me feel insecure, by my race, and I guess I am writing this, because yesterday, just by my name they tried to use a racial insult, to try and do that, and I told them who I am.
As an American, and as someone who understands and knows the Constitution, etc. But someone, who has mastered the English language, that kind of slant against me, would not work. I will not let people tell me I don’t have that right, just because of my race.
No matter what the situation, with God, you can speak up. And you get courage, you get wisdom, and you call it for what it is.
But I tell you, because I have learned this…..Glory to God!
If you bow before God, you can stand in front of anyone.
PRAYING ALWAYS WITH ALL PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION IN THE SPIRIT, AND WATCHING THEREUNTO WITH ALL PERSEVERANCE AND SUPPLICATION FOR ALL SAINTS; AND FOR ME, THAT UTTERANCE MAY BE GIVEN UNTO ME, THAT I MAY OPEN MY MOUTH BOLDLY, TO MAKE KNOWN THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL. FOR WHICH I AM AN AMBASSADOR IN BONDS; THAT THEREIN I MAY SPEAK BOLDLY, AS I OUGHT TO SPEAK.
EPHESIANS 6:18-20 KING JAMES.
More, and more, and more, we see it in the news, we see it in reports, in communications, more and more people are denying God.
They deny Him, by rules and regulations, they try to enforce on others. They do it, by taking rights away, like prayer. They try and stifle, freedom of speech.
They do it by removing Bibles, from hotels, and in any way they can, they try to force their unbelief on others.
Unbelief…..how can something real, and true, deny Himself, to the world, when He exists? But when someone does not want to believe. One must know, God does exist, but He will not change, or deny Himself, but He tests us.
Well, we reap what we sow. It is a principle. Like what goes up, comes down. People, do not see, they are being tested. Tested, to see if they truly believe, and if they accept what Christ did on the cross.
God for whatever His reasons are, does test us. Everything, we do is written in the book of life. All of our thoughts, all of our actions, all of our behaviors, He tests us. He sees, if we will have faith, or if we will deny Him. He tests us to know whats really in our hearts, and our souls.
I can only surmise, by what my King James Bible says, which is holy and true, and anointed, that He also tests us to see see if we can know the difference between a counterfeit bible, a corrupted bible that has been changed, and revised. He tests us.
The words, are commanded not to be changed. Not to be added to, not to be deleted. Not to be subtracted. But people don’t see this truth. They are being tested. To obey, or not to obey.
Do any of you remember the story of Abraham? Read Genesis 22, from a King James bible. In this story, God tested Abraham. He told Abraham to make his son the sacrifice. Up to the very last moment, Abraham obeyed, when the angel of the Lord, told him, not to lay his hand on his son.
But now God knew by this “Testing” that he was obedient and passed this. God then promised a great blessing, in telling him. His seed would possess the gate of his enemies. And He would multiply Him, because he obeyed God. Abraham named that place. Jehovah Jireh….the Lord will provide. Because God provided the ram, for sacrifice. Like He provided His only Son our Lord Jesus, as the ultimate sacrifice, for us now, in the new covenant.
Do you ever think, what you do will affect your future generations? Like His. Do you ever think how your ancestors, may have had a part in what you deal with now? I do. Who knows what they did? But it was either a curse or a blessing.
So I want to do everything I can to reverse the curses, and to please God. In fear of God. I want Gods blessings, but only if it brings Him glory.
I see this, and I know, we in this journey of life, we reap what we sow. In other words, what goes around comes around. And God is not mocked. Yes we are being tested.
All of us. For someday, we will all stand before God almighty. But…Before that, we will see Jesus in the clouds, and the heavens will be opened. Angels will be on standby and with the trumpets, they will announce that Christ, the King will be here. Christ will separate those who are true, and those that are not.
I believe, we all will be judged. Because of the testing. Because the records will be opened.
Friend, I don’t know you. I don’t know what you have gone through. Why your heart, is the way it is.
But I want to implore you, don’t be like the world. If you believe, in Christ, as your Lord and savior, you need to see, what you are doing. You cannot, and I implore you, you cannot live like the world, and expect your salvation to be in tact.
You cannot. God has His law in place, His commandments, His ways, and if we do not try to obey, with the fear of God, knowing what the consequences are, we will perish. People perish, because of lack of knowledge.
We seem to allow all these things that are going on, and we are not strong, in the face of evil. The battle is the Lords, but God does test you. When you have a chance to speak against unrighteousness, or to praise God, do you? Or do you just turn the other way? And silence is expressed. But it is not golden. Not if anything we allow takes away the glory of God.
Do you expect someone else to do it for you? I have to look at myself, as well, but with all I have, I have determined, to give God glory.
Yesterday, I had a revelation of my own personally. There is much I am grateful for. That God has given me. All of it. There have been things I have asked for, and did not get. But there is also things, I did not want, and did not get, and I am so grateful. In this thought, I realized, I do not want anything if it takes away from God, His glory, that He so deserves, and is due. It was so profound to me, and gave me peace. Because I am dealing with something personally. My goal is to only give Him glory, honor, and praise. Anything else, cannot be the priority. But Him….
Tested, I know, what He wants. It is in obedience, with love, that I try, and by accepting Christ as my Lord, and savior, I cannot treat this gift shabbily. It came at a great cost. His life for ours, for our sins.
So for us to allow anyone, to take that right away, what does that say, when we won’t stand up for what Christ did for us?
All I know friends, it is written in my King James Bible. We are tested. And we reap what we sow. We can do our part.
But it begins by not denying our Lord and savior. Even in little things. He told us, if we were ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of us, when we are presented to God the father.
Friend, do not be ashamed. Do not deny God…..The world will pay for it. But you can be separate from those that have failed the test.
Just my thoughts today, in Christ, and His love,
Be careful little eyes what you see. A childs Christian song, but a warning for all of us.
As a servant of the most high God, I realize there are things I have to be careful about, in what I share, write, and yes, give as food for thought.
Yes there is freedom of speech, here in America, and any good citizen would defend your right to say it.
But does it need to be said? Does it need to be shared, or spoken? What is the motive? When you send something? And we really do need to ALL look at this…
I do not want to be a hypocrite, because I have made mistakes, when I have hit that “enter” button. Is the motive to be a “shock value?”
Because to be honest there are a lot of things that are on the internet, and yes they shock. But what can I do as a good citizen and yes, as a servant of God?
I get flustered, when I see the news media not using discretion, and sharing something, that has no real value, but they don’t always see the need to be an example, or to be professional and use some common sense, because people see this crap, and they take it and use it. Hollywood does the same thing. So what can you and I do?
Protect your young ones, yourself, and others, by what you share and what you allow!
I guess some questions to ask yourself, when you are going to share something, is what purpose, will this serve? Am I serving God or the devil?
There are some things here, that are so vile, and evil, and I realize because sometimes, I have seen them, that they can leave an impression, and not a good one.
So, I cannot speak for anybody else, but I do not want to give anything here, that could plant a seed for evil. Even to use as an example of rebuking, or denouncing, because of what the visual can do, is so much more worse damaging. I hope this makes sense, because I cannot speak for anybody else, but I realize what we put into our systems, can affect us.
This is why I am careful, what I watch on television, movies, books I read etc. The enemy is tricky, and you may think you can handle it, but if that seed has been planted, and you know how to do it, it could come to fruit.
And I guess, I am thinking about how God wanted to protect us as well….
He did not want Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of good and evil. Because He knew the knowledge of evil could be planted in their hearts. He does not want us to know how to do evil. This is sin.
When someone goes to these “HOW TO” video sites, to research something, they are looking to learn something. It is bad enough many have the motive to want to cause havoc, and evil, but what about you, the average person, who may not even know the implications, of evil, but you are sharing it? Whose your audience? Is another question to ask.
Have you not noticed, on the news when a terrible crime was done, they retrieve someones computer, to see what did they research and look for?
Just like that computer that knows, what someone searched for God knows as well.
When we see things here, that show evil, we are being used by the enemy. If we share it. I just want to express, that we need to be careful, we need to have a filter, to protect each other as well, from the enemy.
No condemnation, no judging, I am just speaking my heart, that we have this responsibility. As children of God, as servants of the King.
And maybe you do not know God, nor understand the implications, but we will be judged. By God Himself. The fear of God is to depart from evil, not share it. This is understanding. Paraphrasing scripture of Proverbs 3:7 BE NOT WISE IN THINE OWN EYES; FEAR THE LORD, AND DEPART FROM EVIL.
And if anything, we are called to love one another, as we love God.
We need to think about this, and be cautious. Because the truth of the matter if we cannot do it for ourselves, how can we do it in the work we do for God? We are called to think good thoughts, and to be careful.
FOR IF A MAN KNOW NOT HOW TO RULE HIS OWN HOUSE, HOW SHALL HE TAKE CARE OF THE CHURCH OF GOD? I TIMOTHY 3:5.
FINALLY BRETHREN, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE TRUE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE HONEST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE JUST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE PURE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE LOVELY, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE OF A GOOD REPORT, IF THERE BE ANY VIRTUE, AND IF THERE BE ANY PRAISE, THINK ON THESE THINGS. Phillipians 4:8.
Just my thoughts today, I am not your judge, but maybe this could give you some thought to your own thoughts, and what you share.
In Christ, and His love, Elena Ramirez
Have you ever heard someone say, they had a word, for someone, and they said, they came in the name of the Lord, but you had that strange queasy feeling, that perhaps, they were a “wolf in sheeps clothing” who really was just a fortune teller?
They were trying to get you to believe them, for whatever reason, but you just did not feel good about it.
There are many people, who use the word of the Lord, or even say they come in the name of the Lord, and they have not been instructed by God to speak a word. In other words, they are phonies.
In Deuteronomy 18:20 BUT THE PROPHET WHICH SHALL PRESUME TO SPEAK A WORD IN MY NAME, WHICH I HAVE NOT COMMANDED HIM TO SPEAK, OR THAT SHALL SPEAK IN THE NAME OF OTHER GODS, EVEN THAT PROPHET SHALL DIE. AND IF THOU SAY IN THINE HEART, HOW SHALL WE KNOW THE WORD WHICH THE LORD HATH NOT SPOKEN? WHEN A PROPHET SPEAKETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, IF THE THING FOLLOW NOT, NOR COME TO PASS, THAT IS THE THING WHICH THE LORD HATH NOT SPOKE, BUT THE PROPHET HATH SPOKEN IT, PRESUMPTUOUSLY: THOU SHALT NOT BE AFRAID OF HIM.
I just feel in my heart, that we are to be ever so careful, especially in these days, with those who says they come in the name of the Lord. Or with whoever we may keep company with. As friends.
There are so many of us, that are vulnerable, that we search. We search for love, and we search for friends, in Christ, but there are deceivers out there. They want to take your pain, say for instance, in the loss of a loved one, and they want you to think, they have a connection. Maybe even into the spiritual world.
This is wrong, for one thing, because we are not called to talk to the dead. Necromancy. Remember this word, it is not one, that comes up in normal conversation. But you need to know what it means. Webster says this: The art or practice of conjuring up the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future.
Talking to the dead, praying to the dead, praying to family members, these kind of things are offensive to God. Do you rememeber Saul from the Bible? The King, of Israel who hated David. He did this, and then He died. He wanted to talk to Samuel the prophet, and went to a witch, a fortune teller, or whoever she was, with her familar spirit, the Bible says, and this very much offended God. Yeah he got a word, from the spirit, and it predicted his death, and the death of his sons. Read the story yourself from I Samuel Chapter 28. And yes, I recommend reading a King James Bible for the anointing. And truth, where the words, have not been changed.
Folks, we have to be careful, who we get spiritual help from, and you must be careful, especially again, if they say they come in the name of the Lord. We are called to test, and try the spirits.
BELOVED, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TRY THE SPIRITS WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD: BECAUSE MANY FALSE PROPHETS ARE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD. I JOHN 4:1
We are called to pray. To God only, by the name of Jesus Christ. We are not to pray to an angel, or to a saint, or anyone or anything but God almighty.
Here again, in Deuteronomy 18 it talks about how we are to be aware, and to be careful. Dear friends, there are many people, who have fallen victim to these lies from the devil. Don’t be one of them. Read this carefully.
WHEN THOU ART COME INTO THE LAND WHICH THE LORD THY GOD GIVETH THEE, THOU SHALT NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE NATIONS. THERE SHALL NOT BE FOUND AMONG YOU ANY ONE THAT MAKETH HIS SON OR HIS DAUGHTER TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE, OR THAT USETH DIVINATION OR AN OBSERVER OF TIMES, OR AN ENCHANTER, OR A WITCH. OR A CHARMER OR A CONSULTER WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS, OR A WIZARD OR A NECROMANCER. FOR ALL THAT DO THESE THINGS ARE AN ABOMINATION UNTO THE LORD, AND BECAUSE OF THESE ABOMINATIONS THE LORD THY GOD DOTH DRIVE THEM OUT FROM BEFORE THEE. THOU SHALT BE PERFECT WITH THE LORD THY GOD. Deuteronomy 18:9-13.
You really need to see this. And know, we are called not to be with those kind of people.
I Corinthians 5: 13. BUT THEM THAT ARE WITHOUT GOD JUDGETH. THEREFORE PUT AWAY FROM AMONG YOURSELVES THAT WICKED PERSON.
There is a lot to this, but I see many do not open their King James Bible, and read the truth from God concerning these things. These kind of people open the door to hell itself. Because they bring in demonic spirits, that are not of God. Do you ever wonder why things go bad? Or there are generational curses? This happens, when people lift up anything else, besides God almighty. He is a jealous God, and this is also a form of idolatry.
And again, people are so vulnerable. Do not be deceived. The enemy, has used many “disguises” and masquerades himself, even saying they come in the name of the Lord. It is sad, that it is not more evident in some ways, but you have to pray, you have to build yourself up, in the truth of what God says.
You need to submit to God, resist the devil, and flee from these things, and yes even people, who are not really Christians. Look at the fruit. Sometimes, you may not see it right away. But trust your gut instinct, which is the Holy spirit.
Pray again, and beware. Because you want to be right with God, and you want to know for sure, that the word you may get would be from a true prophet of God.
I am so careful at this time, and I pray, never to be deceived. But I look at what God says, and I look at the fruit of what those that say they come in the name of the Lord, and I pray.
I pray you do as well. Just a thought today, and praying it is received in truth.
For I am a truth seeker of the gospel, of Jesus Christ. I get that from heaven above, from my King James Bible, and His Holy Spirit, by the truth of Jesus Christ. Yes pray, and repent, if you have done this even in error. By listening to a liar from hell. Get right with God, because you do not want to reap the curses of these things. You want to please God.
And I say this, “I plead the blood of Jesus over this post. And the truth of it. God will bless those who bless me, and curse those who curse me.” It is my hedge of protection, in matters like this.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
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