I AM THE VINE YE ARE THE BRANCHES, HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME, AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT; FOR WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING….JOHN:15-5
Sometimes you realize as you grow, that the things you cared about are not the same. You realize as you put so much energy, into people, or situations, that these things did not matter, because Christ was not in these things. The energy and hope, and love, and even attention did not matter because these were “barren” seeds you planted. There was no way, they could produce anything because Christ was not in these things. You can let go, now, you can have peace, because unless Christ is in a situation, you realize there is “nothing” without Him.
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it. (Isaiah 25:8 KJV)
The power of God in our lives as we seek Him reminds me there is nothing He cannot do. All things are possible. Sure we cry and there are times it seems so hard. But let God speak to your heart even now and remind you of how great He is and He can change things. Even as He changes all of us to grow in His love. We see the difference. We see His love. Christ is the greatest example of this. He is love.
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:2 KJV). http://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com
Faith a beautiful thing to know who God is, and you want to give Him glory. It’s a new day folks. Is that your heart desire too? Have a blessed one….
The King James scripture says in Proverbs 3:5 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART; AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING.
Friends, its easy, to doubt, and just throw in the towel. That is easy. It is a determined, disciplined action, to “trust” God. So you have to make the effort. When those negative thoughts come, that is like the scripture says… “Inclining unto your own understanding” And that is exactly what the devil wants you to do. Be careful with that. We want the mind of Christ, but we have to “submit” to God. Trusting God with all our heart. This is how we resist the enemy, and he will flee. But your mind, has to “trust” God, to “submit to Him.
James 4:7 tells us this. SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.
Catch yourself, when you are thinking negative, doubting even God. Repent, and tell God you trust Him. This is submitting to God. Blessings and love for you today. No tickling of the ears, just straight truth, and praying we all get it right! Please share this message with your friends.
COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE TO SURVIVE IN LIFE WITH GOD REQUIRES KING JAMES KNOWLEDGE~BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ
Courage, we need it in this life we live. We need to grow, and be strong. We don’t have to be tossed, and pushed, and pulled, with the cares of this world. Or even by other people. In my journey through life, I have always been in a fight, or a challenge. Do I like them? No.
But God has used them to make me stronger. For Him, and for others. But through these challenges, where I had to survive, now I long to thrive. Yes, Christ promised life abundantly. On earth as it is in heaven. And I have learned, one can grow, but you cannot throw away your courage. I take what God has given me, by His Holy word, my King James Bible that I meditate on day, and night, and the resources, God has given me.
If you do not have true spiritual discernment, with courage, life will defeat you. Not to mention the devil, its his plan that you do not meet your potential, or grow. And to be in darkness
Don’t give up the fight! Street smarts, are nothing compared to Gods knowledge. He tells us people perish for lack of knowledge….and He tells us, never to throw our confidence away. Courage makes a way for confidence. The cross, will save you, but you have your part, and you have to learn and grow, with God.
Read Hosea 4:6 for scriptural insight on this, and Hebrews 10:35. Usually I write them for you but today the Lord said, let them research my word…..
Obedient, I share. Love you all.
Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle. Ezekiel 34:22
God will save His people. The flock of God must “pray” to be delivered…God will judge…
Do we take things for granted, in this life? I just sense how fragile we can be. How precious life is. I don’t want to take any chances, in this life.
When I was younger, I did not see that everything, created by God, was created for a purpose. Every person, God has a plan for. Gives new meaning to life, and to understand, this, without going into detail, is mind boggling, when abortion is also not understood.
But when one does not commit to God, in everything, and yes prayer, it just seems the odds are, that you are vulnerable in this life.
So many times, He protected me, even though, I was so naive. Being at the wrong place, or with the wrong people, or just unaware….
Yes… God will save you. But you have your part in prayer…Jesus the great shepherd looks over His flock, and can protect you, from anything. But do you pray? Do you ask God to deliver you?
I just have a sense, that more then ever, we need to pray. I see the world, and I see how things have changed, and well, not to be fearful, I am praying. Because in that, God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 King James Bible (paraphrasing)
Father, with praise in my heart, I put every situation in your hands, concerning me and my family. Friends….the body of Christ. Deliver us from evil, harm, and may no weapon formed prosper against us. Keep us free….Give us a sense to be continually seeking you, and that we will not grow cold or indifferent in our prayers. Lord, your holy word, is so precious to me. I cherish my King James Bible. It is anointed, and I count on it, for the promises, and the power, you provide. Lord, calm the fears, that the enemy may use, and quench the fiery darts, as we all keep the armor of God on.
In Jesus name. Amen
Yesterday, I wrote I was passionate about truth, and well Father, knows my heart.
(See my other blog http://elenaschristianquotes.wordpress.com )
I love truth. And well, today in my Bible reading, the Lord brought me directly to I John 3:19-24. And I do recommend you read it, if you deal with doubt, if your heart is condemning you, and your trying to fight…. It seems a losing battle.
You see God is greater than our heart, and God the King knows all things. Where is our confidence? Where is our trust? I do recommend you see it from the perspective of the King James, where the anointing is. It ministered to me this morning, as I stir up my faith.
My confidence is in God, and as I remind myself, condemnation does not come from God. But from the devil himself. I receive conviction. How about you do you know the difference, between condemnation and conviction?
Conviction does come from God, and there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ. (Romans 8:1) These scriptures may help you. Food for thought. Scripture food for thought…..
AND HEREBY WE KNOW THAT WE ARE OF THE TRUTH, AND SHALL ASSURE OUR HEARTS BEFORE HIM. I JOHN 3:19.
(plz see all the scriptures referenced for understanding)
SCRIPTURE FOOD FOR THOUGHT ~ REASONING WITH GOD AS I REMIND HIM, AND MYSELF OF HIS PROMISES BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ
Today, I feel led to remind God of His promises, and myself, of His promises, His holy word, from the King James Bible. Scripture food for thought. Because to be honest, yes, I am confident in who He is.
I am not always confident in who I am though, and without His word, I would not be confident. But today, I am going to put down a few scriptures here and there, I may come back and update it, but today, I am remind you Father, what your word says.
So, I can console myself. So I can have hope. So, I can see your glory, revealed. Yes, I am taking your word literally. This is the scripture I am eating today, it is my Scripture Food For Thought: Maybe it will bring things into perspective for your children as well.
I am reasoning with you Father. For you say:
COME NOW LET US REASON, TOGETHER, SAITH THE LORD, THOUGH YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET, THEY SHALL BE AS WHITE AS SNOW, THOUGH THEY BE RED LIKE CRIMSON, THEY SHALL BE AS WOOL. IF YE BE WILLING AND OBEDIENT, YE SHALL EAT THE GOOD OF THE LAND. BUT IF YE REFUSE AND REBEL, YE SHALL BE DEVOURED WITH THE SWORD, FOR THE MOUTH OF THE LORD HATH SPOKEN IT. Isaiah 1:18-20.
Lord, you tell me you will reason with me, well, I am taking your word to heart here. Yes, I have sinned, in the past, but I do not choose to sin now. I believe, I am trying with all that I can, to be blameless before you. To walk away from sin. To be submissive, in your sight. Humble. I walk in love. I walk in every way, I can, to obey you, and to please you. So, yes, I am going to remind you of your word, so I can get results. You are the great I AM. You say Lord, that your word, will not return void.
SO SHALL MY WORD BE THAT GOETH FORTH OUT OF MY MOUTH: IT SHALL NOT RETURN UNTO ME VOID, BUT IT SHALL ACCOMPLISH THAT WHICH I PLEASE, AND IT SHALL PROSPER IN THE THING WHERETO I SENT IT. Isaiah 55:11.
Lord, you know my prayer,yes, it is a request for healing, and restoration. Concerning everything…. no I cannot tell the whole world, what my need is, what my prayer is. But, Lord, I do send your word, for healing, for restoration, for renewal. Lord, this is your word, I am counting on! Your Holy Word, yes, I am reasoning with you, to accomplish this.
Because of what my Lord Jesus did, on the cross. Because He suffered, at the hands of those who crucified Him. I do not take His sacrifice for granted. I know, that I know, His love, and your love was so great, that you sent Him, to take away our sins. It heals us, physically, and spiritually….
BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES; THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM, AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED. Isaiah 53:5.
Yes, any sin, makes us sick. Anything, separates us from you. It stops the blessings. It stops the progress, it stops us, just as the devil intended. But, I give no place to your enemy. I submit to you, I resist the devil, and your word says, He must flee!
SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL, AND he WILL FLEE FROM YOU. DRAW NEAR TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU. CLEANSE YOUR HANDS, YE SINNERS, AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE MINDED. BE AFFLICTED AND MOURN, AND WEEP: LET YOUR LAUGHTER BE TURNED TO MOURNING, AND YOUR JOY TO HEAVINESS. HUMBLE YOURSELVES IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, AND HE SHALL LIFT YOU UP. SPEAK NOT EVIL OF ANOTHER BRETHREN. HE THAT SPEAKETH EVIL OF HIS BROTHER AND JUDGETH HIS BROTHER SPEAKETH EVIL OF THE LAW, AND JUDGETH THE LAW, BUT IF THOU JUDGE THE LAW, THOU ART NOT A DOES OF THE LAW, BUT A JUDGE. James 4:7-11.
Lord, I take all of these scriptures to heart. Yes, I am sad today, and last night. And partially, because I was judged, by a couple of friends supposedly in Christ. It hurt. But with all that I am feeling, today, I remind myself of your promises. I write them here, to perhaps comfort myself, and yes others.
To remind you, in faith, that I know, all things are possible with you, because of who you are. I give you glory. Honor and praise. You know every detail. And it is hard, to express this publicly, yet, I know I have to write this, to reinforce who you are, and who I am in Christ. Just a few scriptures, but I claim your Holy word, because nothing is too hard for you. I close this prayer in Jesus name. With your Holy word. I thank you, and believe, in faith, you will answer me, my prayer, my needs. I give you praise glory and honor. I thank you, now in advance, with great thanks, believing, because of who you are…..
BEHOLD I AM THE LORD, THE GOD OF ALL FLESH, IS THERE ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR ME. Jeremiah 32:27.
ARE YOU BEING HARASSED BY THE DEVIL? YOU CAN HAVE GOD FIGHT YOUR BATTLE ~ By Christian author Elena Ramirez
I give the Father praise, glory and honor, for there is none like God. He is the creator of heaven, and earth, and all things were established by Him. I thank Him, and praise Him, that He fights my battles.
I understand how sometimes, we can have spiritual battles. A lot of things can contribute to our spiritual battles. Sometimes, they are our own fault. Sin, will open the door real quick to the enemy, and give him a legal right, to harass you.
But your words, also can be your worst enemy. Words you speak, and words you believe in. If they are not Holy and anointed words, you don’t have the authority you need.
Jesus understood why, and in fact, do you remember when the enemy, the devil tried to tempt Jesus? Jesus was weak, physically, because He had been fasting, but this made Him strong spiritually, and even though He was weak physically, because He had not ate,” He was strong in the spirit, and told the devil, IT IS WRITTEN!
He had authority! You have that same authority. This is one of the reasons, why I only read a King James Bible. It is un-corruptible. It has not been corrupted by mans hands. It has been established for 400 years.
If you are being harassed, I recommend, submitting to God, praising God, and getting into your King James Bible, and find a scripture, for your needs, and tell that ugly old devil, IT IS WRITTEN!…..
THEN SAID JESUS UNTO HIM, GET THEE HENCE satan, FOR IT IS WRITTEN. THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD AND HIM ONLY SHALT THOU SERVE. THEN THE DEVIL LEAVETH HIM, AND BEHOLD ANGELS CAME AND MINISTERED UNTO HIM. MATTHEW 4:10-11.http://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com/
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TAKE WITH YOU WORDS, AND TURN TO THE LORD, SAY UNTO HIM, TAKE AWAY ALL INIQUITY, AND RECEIVE US GRACIOUSLY, SO WILL WE RENDER THE CALVES OF OUR LIPS. HOSEA 14:2
Let’s admit it, life can be hard sometimes. We are all trying to survive. For some it does seem easy. They may be blessed with good looks, favor, and money. I will be honest, it was not easy for me, growing up. But I have found a peace, that sustains me. Jesus Christ eased my burden. I have found God. Life is not life, without God. And I do thank God for all the hard times. Why? Because it made me seek Him, with such an urgency, and a dedication, to know and see what Christ did for me on the cross. I give Him glory.
Look folks, I don’t know where you are in your walk with Christ. But pursue Him, make sure, you secure your Salvation. Make sure you are doing everything you can, to bring Him glory, and to live a life righteously.
Do not give the devil a foot hold in your life. Don’t play with sin. Thinking there is tomorrow, we never know. I believe we will reap that, and regret it, if we play with sin. God tells us He is not mocked. Galatians 6:7. Be careful little eyes what you see, and do. Be careful.
I tell you this, because I did learn faith the hard way. I don’t wish that on anybody. So maybe take my words today, and start where you are. Maybe things aren’t hard for you. Maybe you are gifted. Maybe your needs are met. And you are not struggling. Then give Him glory, and thanks, because we never know……
I thank God for every good and perfect gift He has given me. I do, and I love the Lord. I praise Him. I tell you this, because I want people to know how good my Lord is. I tell you this, because I love you as friends in Christ. I want to see you thrive, not only survive.
But that cannot happen, without our Lord. I know that. Life is not life, without God…..Without Him, we are just the walking dead. Christ promises life, and life abundantly. On earth, as it is in heaven…….
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People, seem to be tossed to, here and there, and sometimes, they just can’t get a grasp on their faith. But I will be blunt here.
If you want to be true to yourself, you have to be true to God. If you cannot be true to God, you will also find you cannot be true to someone else.
You will be tossed here, and there with every wind of doctrine. This is why I suggest, with love, that you only read a King James Bible. Because it has not been compromised, it has no copy rights. It is holy, it is anointed, there is nothing missing, or broken.
It really is a matter though of obedience. To God, because if you try to be obedient to Him, He will protect your mind, soul. and spirit, He will protect you from the lies of the enemy. His voice you will know, and to another you will not follow.
AND OTHER SHEEP I HAVE WHICH ARE NOT OF THIS FOLD: THEM ALSO I MUST BRING AND THEY SHALL HEAR MY VOICE AND AND THERE SHALL BE ONE FOLD, AND ONE SHEPHERD. JOHN 10:16.
The world, says “Karma” God says; “You reap what you sow” I wonder what they will say, when He said, you should have chosen better, what you said. BECAUSE HE IS NOT MOCKED!
This is why, I speak this truth, about the Bibles. I want to speak something, God has spoken, not what the world has said. And people, think its no big deal. But it is in the eyes of God. It is……And I try to tell you this in love, but if you do not see it, I know Christ grieves for your soul.
BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. GALATIANS 6:7. King James Version. http://elenasjustmythoughts.wordpress.com/
Lord, I pray, you bring truth to your people and they see this truth, and also share it with others. In Jesus name. Amen
DO YOU WANT SOMETHING TO FIGHT THE DEVIL WITH? READ MY BLOGS By Christian author and photographer Elena Ramirez
This is an excerpt from my recent writings.
I hope you will read this, I know, to some it may be difficult. But, we have to fight a good fight of faith. And only Gods pure word can do that. I believe that word, is the King James Bible. But to each their own. This is not to fight other brothers and sisters in Christ. It is love, Christs love that compels me to share this. Just go to my blog. Read it before you dismiss, this truth.
CLEARING THE MESSES IN LIFE AS YOU LET JESUS IN THE DOOR….By Christian author and photographer Elena Ramirez
SCRIPTURE FOOD FOR THOUGHT…
This morning, the Lord put this in my heart….that God can clear up, and clean any mess. But, we have to let Jesus in the door. He is the only one, who can make a wrong into a right. He is the only one, that can turn something, that was intended for evil, for Good. I sense it….Salvation, can make it right for us. Repentance. Maybe you already gave your heart to the Lord, but you did something in sin, that is stealing your blessings. It has turned into a mess. Go to God,repent, rededicate yourself. You might very well see it make a difference, besides you, for someone else….a loved one perhaps.
Blessings, Elena Ramirez
DO YOU ENCOURAGE IN LOVE OR COMPARE THE WRONG? By Elena Ramirez Christian Author and Photographer~SCRIPTURE FOOD FOR THOUGHT
I just sense the Lord, speaking to us….to get our focus off of people, off of the things they do wrong. Including political figures, etc. We are missing something, because we compare ourselves, to others. Or we see just the wrong…someone has done. Including ourselves. We have to encourage each other in Love. We have to be love. If people, do not embrace you, in love, just walk away. Be kind, be forgiving, but do not become someones, scapegoat in life. Be love….even to yourself. Do not underestimate yourself, or others…..
IS THERE SOMETHING YOU WANT? TRY THE FEAR OF GOD…..SCRIPTURE FOOD FOR THOUGHT BY CHRISTIAN AUTHOR ELENA RAMIREZ
The fear of the Lord, is not just respecting God, it is fearing Him. I know the difference.
I believe, I have a word for someone, from the Lord. You struggle, with who you are. You are not sure, who to trust, or who to believe. So many people, have let you down. You let yourself down, because there is no real direction. Christ is saying look to Him. Get to know Him. Seek Him. But the key in all of this, is letting go. And do not look at yourself. Keep looking at Him. For when you discipline yourself, like this, you will see who you are. Do not get distracted, for the enemy, will try to avert you. So keep looking at Christ. Then….You will know, you were made in His image. You will know, you have the mind of Christ. It may take some time, to do this, but as you seek Him, His word, and in prayer, there will be changes. Peace, joy. Then you will be able to see yourself, in a new light. His light. MARK 1:37 AND WHEN THEY HAD FOUND HIM, THEY SAID UNTO HIM, ALL MEN SEEK FOR THEE.
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez
A PRAYER FROM A FRIEND IN CHRIST:
Father lord please help the person who needs to hear this word to receive it. Prepare lead them to hear and grace to believe, thank you lord for loving us so much you would ask your daughter to post this word to encourage comfort the brethren. Amen.
AND WITHAL THEY LEARN TO BE IDLE, WANDERING FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE, AND NOT ONLY IDLE, BUT TATTLERS ALSO AND BUSYBODIES, SPEAKING THINGS WHICH THEY OUGHT NOT.
I Timothy 5:13
Sometimes, people like to talk, just to talk. Maybe not even planning on being a host for gossip, or with the intention, to spoil a moment. But think about the atmosphere, think about, what happens, when this does happen, the spirit, of the Holy Spirit leaves. What brings Gods presence, into a situation? LOVE!
I am learning, not to always advertise bad news. Or negative situations. Bad situations. What else can you call it but gossip? Give no place to the enemy. To the devil. Gods word tells us to submit to God. We have to remember, not to contribute to these moments. Because the devil is defeated, by the blood of Jesus. So, we have to remember the sacrifice of Christ. We have to remember, not to take advantage, of His grace in these matters. Again repentance….because we all have done it. I am sure. We need to grow up as Christians, in Christ, as His child, but mature, in spiritual matters. Again, remember the devil is at work in this. And who else would he love to use but Christians against Christian, in a matter of gossip? Remember he is the accuser of the brethren. Revelations 12:10
I think the one, excuse, that puts my red flag up, is when Christians, go to other Christians, and say, we need to pray for this person, and then spill the beans, about someone. And it may not even be true, but they use that as a front to gossip. Have you ever thought, that maybe its love, to not say something? Love covers a multitude of sins. Proverbs 10:12. Maybe one should just pray about it privately, instead of slandering, or hurting someones reputation. In gossip….
Sometimes, I think, we think, we are being informative, or even exposing things to the light. But unless the Lord, light that candle, its just darkness, reproducing darkness. Something to pray about…..
My Prayer Of Hope….
Father, I ask for wisdom, for myself, and yes the reader in this. Lord, deliver us from evil. Deliver us from the traps of the enemy. To not judge, to not gossip, about one another. Yes, we can pray for one another, but Lord, sometimes, I detect, the enemy, just using this to gossip. To give someone an outlet, to plant a seed to judge. Lord, you tell us, to concentrate, on good reports. On good things, on you, the beauty of who you are. Yes, we can be comfortable with some, and share, but I think if we keep a good balance in this, to not judge, or gossip, then we are protecting the love, for that person. As well. And perhaps protecting our own souls. Lord, I just pray, may my motivation, be in love, to you, and to others. To not share a bad report, about someone else. That person is your child too. Teach us, to not gossip. In Jesus name. Amen