Friday, November 17, 2017

The Book of Acts


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The Acts of the Holy Spirit


The church is birthed, empowered and commissioned through the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts.

While Jesus tells over 500 of His followers to go and wait for the Holy Spirit (after His death but before His ascension), only 120 had a desire to seek more!

Why is it that the Holy Spirit seems to be the most neglected of the Holy Trinity?

Maybe it is because man cannot control the Holy Spirit?

Sometimes the supernatural makes people uncomfortable....

But, God is a Spirit.

We must be willing to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.

And, the Truth is that the Holy Spirit works miracles!

The Spirit of God sets the captives free.

The Holy Spirit speaks through utterances that cannot be spoken by words.

The Holy Spirit heals.

The Holy Spirit teaches.

The Holy Spirit empowers men with Spiritual Gifts!

The Holy Spirit of God is in YOU if you believe.

Read the book of Acts and be set on FIRE for Kingdom work.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Royal Law


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James 2:8 (NIV)
"If you really keep the ROYAL LAW found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right."

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What does it really mean to love your neighbor as yourself?

And... who is your neighbor, anyway?
Friend, your neighbor is people!
The Royal Law simply means to treat other people as you would want to be treated.
God loves people.
When we treat others with kindness, love, humility, generosity, healing, encouragement, respect, honor and dignity... we honor God!
Jesus said in Luke 6:26 - "Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." (KJV)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WORDS


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Proverbs 18:21 KJV
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."


Our mini-lesson today is on WORDS and how powerful they are.

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Thinking about Others: 

Do your words build others up... or cut them down? 

Do your words encourage and approve... or judge and condemn. 

Do your words control... or inspire?

Thinking about Yourself: 

Do your words build yourself up... or create the future you fear? 

Do your words rehearse the promise... or rehearse the problem?

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Do you think before you speak? 

Slow down, think, have a 2-way conversation (hear both sides).


Galatians 5:22-23 KJV
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (SELF CONTROL)..."

  • Don’t Sabotage Relationships with your words.
  • Don’t Sabotage Your Future with your words.
  • Don’t Thwart God’s Promise’s with your words.

Ephesians 4:29, 31-32 AMP 
“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you."

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HABITS - PERSONALITIES - EMOTIONS... CAN DESTROY!

Every thought is not to be spoken. 

Use Self-Control.


Ephesians 4:29 KJV 
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”


NOTICE...
  • NO CORRUPT WORD
  • WHAT IS GOOD
  • FOR NECESSARY EDIFICATION
  • IMPART GRACE

IS THIS GOOD? 
Gossip? Negativity? Sarcasm? Perverted? Foul? Cursing? Screaming? Yelling? Accusing? Bossing? Degrading? Hateful? Frustrated? 
NO, IT IS NOT!

EDIFICATION 
To build others up! People need to be built up!

IMPART GRACE
Undeserved Favor!


Ephesians 4:31-32 AMP
"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence]. Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you."


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  • LISTEN MORE
  • TALK LESS
  • STOP ACCUSING
  • BE HONEST
  • SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE
  • GIVE UNDIVIDED ATTENTION
  • CARE ABOUT THE THOUGHTS & FEELINGS OF OTHERS
  • GET RID OF THE "I" AND FOCUS ON "THE LORD"
  • LEAVE THE FINAL OUTCOME IN GOD'S HANDS

Psalm 77:12 KJV
“I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.”


The more we read God's Word...
The more we pray...
The more we meditate on God's Word...

The less likely we are to:

*Speak Hurtful Words
*Receive Hurtful Words


Joshua 1:8 KJV
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

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LEARN TO REHEARSE THE PROMISE AND NOT THE PROBLEM!

Other scripture to look up and mediate on:

Matthew 12:34

Luke 6:45

Psalm 77:12

Joshua 1:8

Proverbs 4:23, 10:11, 21:2, 24:2

Romans 14:19

1 Thessalonians 5:11

1 Corinthians 14:3

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MOST POWERFUL WORDS YOU CAN SPEAK TO SOMEONE...

I'm Sorry... I Was Wrong... Please Forgive Me...

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!

Edification- builds others up, think about how would I want to be treated.

Sarcasm can be funny, but it is also very hurtful.

Don’t just read God’s Word, put it into practice!

Mediate on God’s Word.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

A CUP OF COLD WATER


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The Reward of Service


Matthew 10:39-42

“He who receives and welcomes you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.


He who receives and welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous (honorable) man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.

And whoever gives to one of these little ones [these who are humble in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water to drink because he is my disciple, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.”

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Wow! I honestly just saw this passage more clearly for the first time - just now.

This is so powerful!

When you support those in ministry, not only do you further the Kingdom to the saving of souls and transforming of lives; but this passage explains how YOU will also personally benefit from the anointing of those on the front lines!

When you receive those sent by God, YOU are actually receiving God and His Kingdom at work.

When you receive and welcome a prophet, YOU will receive a prophet's reward.

When you receive and respect a righteous man, YOU will receive a righteous man's reward - and, Psalm 103 says that there are "benefits" for those who bless the Lord.

When you supply "drink" (refreshing, encouragement, aid, financial support, honor, respect, volunteer, pray for, etc.) those who humbly give of their life to help others mature in Christ, YOU will not lose your reward.

So... if you are praying for God to do something in YOUR LIFE today, be sure to bless those who are sent by God.

If there is someone you know who pours into your life on a regular basis, maybe it's time for you to pour back.

Your prayers and financial support of this ministry are coveted and greatly appreciated.

We spend hours, days and months studying, writing and teaching so that others - LIKE YOU - can be filled with the Word of God and grow in your walk with the Lord.

If God has blessed you through this ministry, please consider becoming a monthly partner with us.

Partnerships start at only $5 per month.

And, for those who wish to join with us by becoming a "Remnant Partner," your $25 a month gift will make an even greater impact.

Thank you so much for sharing a cup of cold water with us today.

Whether a monthly partner (at any level - even $1 per month helps) or by being a one-time donor, we THANK YOU for refreshing our soul to the glory of God.

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Here is how you can give online:

Go to www.DeborahRossMinistries.org and click on DONATE to safely use PayPal.


You can also mail in gifts to:

DRM

P.O. Box 2186

Indian Trail, NC 28079

Or, if you don't want to use PayPal, you can call-in, or write to us, with your credit or debit card information. Message me with your mailing address and I'll send you an application.

DRM is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization and your gifts are tax deductible.

THANK YOU!


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Friday, September 22, 2017

Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong


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Love lift us up where we belong. 


Where the eagles fly, on a mountain high!




Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) 

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint."