Monday, November 18, 2013

All Sin is NOT the Same!

*Some sin(s) will thwart or ruin your destiny

*Some sin(s) will destroy your health (diseases & sickness)

*Some sin(s) will destroy your relationships

*Some sin(s) will kill you

*Some sin(s) will cause you to have a bad reputation

*Some sin(s) will hurt people who love you most 

*Some sin(s) will cause you to feel bad about yourself (insecure)

*Some sin(s) put you into financial bondage

*Some sin(s) leave a big scar that can never be removed

*The list goes on...

The reason God hates sin is because SIN HURTS PEOPLE!

Jesus paid the price for us to live VICTORIOUSLY over sin.

Through Christ, sin no longer has a hold on us.

Sin always has consequences.

It's not about finding loop-holes for making it into heaven, it's about LIVING a victorious life on earth and DOING the will of God!

We SHOULD NOT judge people who are broken and in sin. 

We SHOULD judge sin because sin hurts people.

We SHOULD NOT entangle ourselves with sinners who would influence us to do things we shouldn't do.

We SHOULD WANT to live in the blessing of God, and the blessing is only granted to those who are obedient to His Word.

Sure, we could practice certain sins and still make it into heaven, BUT we SHOULD NOT want to live a crippled life on earth... we SHOULD want to live victoriously!

When we minister to people who live in sin, we SHOULD NOT join their sin.

We SHOULD NOT allow those who practice sin to speak into our lives.

Christians should NEVER be bent on living a sinful life because they feel that all sin is the same.

Read Deuteronomy 28 (Entire) and Deuteronomy 30:19-20 - Life is about CHOICES!


Now, go... and sin no more! - John 8:11

Monday, September 30, 2013


Hello Friends!

Be sure to listen for my one minute RADIO DEVOTIONAL features on a station near you!  Below is a sample of what to expect:


Hello, I’m Deborah Ross!

Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Do you ever feel… as though you live in an upside down world?

A world that thinks wrong is right… and right is wrong?

Well… YOU DO!

But, God wants YOU to participate in turning things right-side-up… for His glory!

Friend, as Christians, we have a responsibility to bring light into darkness.

So, let YOUR LIFE be the sweet aroma of right-side-up living.

Watch rebellious hearts melt… as the Holy Spirit uses YOUR WITNESS to reshape wrong belief systems.

Let God use YOU… so that HE can:

Put GOOD in place of evil…

LIGHT for darkness… 

And, SWEET for bitter!

Share a refreshing drink of His love… with an upside down world!

For more on the GOSPEL OF CHRIST JESUS, go to


For more, listen to Choose Life Today! radio broadcasts with Deborah Ross on a station near you. 

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Saturday, September 21, 2013


Hello Friends!

Be sure to listen for my one minute RADIO DEVOTIONAL features on a station near you!  Below is a sample of what to expect:


I love the promise of Hebrews 11:1 …
“Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Hello, I’m Deborah Ross!

So, do you have a God-sized dream that you are hoping for?

Is there some life-changing desire of YOUR HEART that seems… just out of reach?

Friend, I have good news!

God’s word encourages us to DREAM BIG…to think the impossible… to hope for God’s BEST!

Yes, the Lord of heaven and earth is actually pleased when His children believe Him!

So often, we seem to have GREAT FAITH … until it comes to a crisis!

But… in the midst of our weakness… in the middle of our storm … in the wilderness of our life - - -

That’s when God displays His miracle working power – THE BEST!

After all, He knows how to make something out of nothing …

And, He can surely turn YOUR NOTHING into something!


For more, listen to Choose Life Today! radio broadcasts with Deborah Ross on a station near you. 

For more information on Radio Devotionals and Teachings by Deborah Ross CONTACT: 

RADIO STATIONS CAN ALSO CONTACT: Marc McManeus at (Be specific in asking for radio devotionals by Deborah Ross in either format:  a. ONE MINUTE VIGNETTES; b. FIFTEEN MINUTE FULL SHOW)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Keepin' it Real Women's Conferences with Deborah Ross

Keepin' it Real Women's Conferences are all about REAL WOMEN with REAL PASSION who live REAL LIVES... and have REAL STRUGGLES.

Watch this 2 minute video to find out more...


Get ready friends!

Christian Speaker, Deborah Ross of Deborah Ross Ministries has a message that will: Encourage Your Faith -- Empower Your Walk -- Intensify Your Worship -- and... Refresh Your Soul!

Deborah Ross will expose issues that try to hinder your relationship with a really good God! The presence of the Lord will break yokes, remove burdens and bring about liberty in Jesus Christ.

Deborah Ross has a contagious faith that will set your spirit on fire!


See You There!

Contact Deborah Ross TODAY and schedule a Keepin' it Real Women's Conference in your area!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gay Marriage Rights in America!?!

OK... so I am a little slow.  I kept seeing all of these signs on Facebook and had no clue of what they all meant.  So I made a post and asked, "What does the red block with the two pink rectangles in the center mean? I've seen it twice today." 

The first reply said, "It's an equal sign meaning equality rights."  So again in my naivety I asked, "What kind of equal rights?"  The next response was, "Gay Marriage."  Then, I noticed all types of comments ranging from those trying to help me understand the sign, to those offering the alternative sign of the cross and of the anti-gay marriage symbol.

Then, I flipped to a friend's page where there was a heavy (really nasty) debate about what the Bible says about the gay lifestyle.  Some were claiming to be graduates of seminary who didn't see anything wrong with gay marriage; others were pastors using force and unpleasant wording claiming that God hates this lifestyle and that America better look out!

Sadly, both "ministers of the gospel" were missing the message of Christ altogether.  The word of God has been, and always will be, the standard for every civilization on earth.  Since there is only one true God who created heaven and earth, He is the author and judge of what is right and wrong among His creation.

So, as I am reading through this Facebook thread on my friends page, I notice a post made to my page from a childhood friend that includes an article based on "Judge not that ye be not judged." - Matthew 7:1.  So I read it! 

Having said this, I did agree with the writings of that author to a certain extent.  He makes a very good point about how Christians so often miss the mark in balancing their proclamation of faith. His article was long and detailed with scripture to prove his point about how we are to love all people.  On this point, I fully agree.  The problem with his article is that it pointed to loving the gay lifestyle. 

The truth is that God does love everyone!  He loves them so much that He wants them to repent of their sin, humble themselves and be born-again!  His grace covers us as we bow down and accept His righteousness in "exchange" for our sin.  Jesus died on the cross so that all could be saved.  This doesn't mean that all will believe, nor does it mean that all will repent of their sin(s). Surely, the gospel "is" good news! The Lord loves humanity so much that He doesn't want anyone to suffer the consequences nor the destruction of sin.  Sin leaves a guilty stain in the soul of mankind that can only by erased by the blood of Jesus.  This blood can only be applied through repentance.
There are so many Christians who are afraid to speak the truth on this issue... in love! Hebrews 4:12 says, "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." While many may try to twist the word of God to make it fit into their belief system, God knows their motive. He knows their deepest, hidden sin. His word is either a cornerstone or a stumbling block. My prayer is that "I" will grow to accept more and more of His word, His ways, His absolutes, His righteousness, His peace, and His grace each day that I live. What a waste for anyone to argue that God's word doesn't mean what it says. He wants all saved! He wants all to come to repentance! He wants all set free from the bondage of sin! Anyone who tries to hang onto their sin, while claiming the love of God, has missed the mark. It's not about rules. It's about a life that is FREE INDEED. If we say we love God, we should also love what He loves... and hate what He hates. God hates sin because sin hurts people!

So often, Christians either avoid controversial topics altogether, or they blurt out the facts without filtering them through the heart of God.  So getting back to the favorite verse that is used by those who want to keep their sin and claim God too... "Judge not lest you be judged" from Matthew 7.  Verse 5 tells us that we should first get the beam (or sin) out of our own eye before we attempt to cast the mote (or splinter - lesser sin) out of someone else's eye.  So Jesus wasn't telling Christians not to judge right from wrong, He was simply saying we should clean our own act up before we try to help someone else get cleaned up.

1 Corinthians 6:2
2Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1 Corinthians 11:31-32
31For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

32But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
You see my friend, everything in the Lord's Kingdom needs to be handled with compassion, balance, love, power, authority, and yet with humility - all at the same time.  As Christians, we are simply saying... "I once was lost (like you), but now I am found!"  We are crying out to those living in darkness that the Lord has a peaceful, promised land of milk and honey (in this life - and in the life to come) for all of those who will lay down their pride, lay down their troubles, lay down their lusts, lay down their excuses... and run to Jesus
So, yes, Jesus died for all... the homosexual, the heterosexual, the Jew, the gentile, the Muslim, the Hindu, the black, the white, the Asian, the alcoholic, the drug addict, the murderer, the lazy, the workaholic, the poor, the rich...  And yes, His grace is sufficient to cover all sin.  His grace makes the vilest sinner white as snow.  He died for ALL.  But, my friend, His grace covers us when we humble ourselves and seek to know the truth, instead of seeking to make God's word fit into our truth.  That is when the miracle of salvation is obtainable!
As far as God's judgment is concerned, Jesus came to make a way for us to escape God's righteous judgment.  He did not come to do away with God's righteous judgment.  There will come a day in which every knee shall bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus is not just Savior - but Lord!  Unfortunately, many who will be confessing His Lordship on that day will be doing so with great regret, because they held their own truth higher than God's righteous truth - while on earth.
As far as Christians not wanting to grant gay marriage as part of our constitutional rights, this is not because Christians are being narrow minded and unloving.  No, true Christians have a holy fear of God.  They understand that He is in control of nations.  They understand that God will judge a nation who turns their back on Him.  So, if you are gay and you are reading this, please know that the conflict is not with you as a person; it is with the standard that God has set for all people.  The United States of America is the most blessed nation on the earth because our country was built on Christian values.  When we, as a society, take God out of our government, out of our schools and out of our lives, His hand is lifted and we are left to defend ourselves against the devil, his horde of demons and the enemies of our nation- alone! 
So, my friend, please know that the over-all Christian concern (allthough not always voiced with humility) is not about your rights, the Christian concern is about your future; and in fact, the future of all American citizens... whether guilty or innocent.  When His judgment falls, the just and the unjust are caught in the storm.
My final word is this, Go loves you!  He wants you saved!  He wants you free from the bondage of sin!  He wants you to live a long, healthy life on this earth!  He wants you to live in eternity with Him forever and forever!

-Deborah Ross
If you are gay and you are reading this article, please consider researching the following website for more on how to find this perfect peace and freedom in Christ Jesus. 

Whether you are gay or straight... If you are not 100% sure that you are a born-again child of God, please click the link below to learn more about how YOU can know this God I speak about. 

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Monday, March 11, 2013


This 1 hour video teaching is an unplugged co-ed marriage Bible study class from my Save It! Marriage Bible Study Series (Fall 2012). Includes: Taking Thoughts Captive... Motives... Trusting God... Family Order... Standing Strong... Submitting to Each Other... Love Never Fails.

Grab a cup of coffee and sit down to a time with the Lord as I encourage your faith today for a healthy marriage.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

SR Perspective - The Wordsmith Journal Magazine

Just Sayin....
Barbara Shelton

Several references in the Holy Bible pertain to “ears to hear” and the words “eyes to see.” The scripture that best describes this story is Ezekiel 12:2. “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.” This is Deborah’s story.  Deborah Ross has written a valuable book of compassionate Christian advice for failing marriages. She experienced numerous hardships and challenges in her personal life and bravely revealed brutal truths that her empty marriage brought her to a near mental breakdown, severe stress and temptations that might have lured her away from her strong intimacy with God and consequently – divorce.

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SR Perspective - The Wordsmith Journal Magazine

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Is abuse an acceptable reason for divorce?

Answer: The Bible is silent on the issue of spousal abuse as a reason for divorce, although it is obvious that God expects us to love one another and to submit to one another in love (John 13:34, Ephesians 5:21). Physical violence is illegal and should not be tolerated by anyone. No one should have to live in an unsafe environment, whether it involves a family member, friend, employer, caregiver, or stranger. Physical abuse is against the law, and the authorities should be the first ones contacted if this occurs.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

God's Love & Glorious Salvation

This is my personal teaching notes from a message titled God's Love & Glorious Salvation.  Enjoy!

God’s Love & Glorious Salvation

BY: Deborah Ross
It’s His Character. 
It’s His Nature.

In Hebrew:
(A)Alef = Strong Leader
(L)Lamed = Shepherd
AL = God - We say El
God is our Strong Leader and Our Shepherd.
El Shaddai
El Elyon
El Roi

Greatest discovery for a soul = Realize that they are loved by God! 

Most important decision anyone will ever make = Accept God’s love for themselves in a personal way. 
God’s love comes to us by GRACE:

Ephesians 2:8 

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

GOD’S GRACE brings:  Undeserved Mercy; Forgiveness, Acceptance, Favor, Care, Help, Compassion, Tenderness, Patience, Comfort, Protection, and Provision.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Romans 5:8

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God’s love is called GRACE. 

Grace is getting what you don’t deserve… right standing with God and a pardon for sin!

Genesis 1:26-31

*Humans were created out of God’s love.
*God’s love gave human beings dominion over all the earth.

Did you know that the 10 commandments were given to us out of God’s love? (Exodus 20:1-17)

Why does God hate sin?
…Because sin hurts people. 

The bondage of SIN is the opposite of God’s love.


·       transgression of divine law
·       any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior, lapse, great fault or offense
·       any offence against a principle or standard
·       to do wrong or think evil:  Both in the inward state and habit of the soul, as well as in the outward conduct of the life, whether by omission or commission.

The soul that sins is always conscious that his sin is:

v vile and polluting
v that it justly deserves punishment, and calls down the righteous wrath of God.

Sin leaves us with two stains that cannot be removed except by the blood of Jesus: 

1.    guilt
2.    pollution

 Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The wages of SIN (death) requires blood to be spilt because the life is in the blood. 

Leviticus 17:11

For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.


Romans 8:7 “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

OLD TESTAMENT - Blood of Bulls and Goats…

v could not fully satisfy God’s righteous judgment against sin. 

v could not adequately purge man’s conscious from the guilt of sin.

Isaiah 53:6  “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

Isaiah 53 (entire) – Prophecy of God sending Jesus to be the final sacrifice for sin.

GOD KNEW THAT MANKIND WOULD NEED A STRONGER SACRIFICE to banish their guilty conscious – once and for all!
Guilty Conscious = one that has no faith to overcome the wages of sin

1 John 4:10

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 

Propitiation = to appease or make well disposed; also: atoning sacrifice
Appease = to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe:
Disposed = to make fit or ready; prepare:

The Message Bible Translation of 1 John 4:7-10

“My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can't know him if you don't love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God.”

A guilty conscious cannot believe God for forgiveness.  By putting our trust in Jesus Christ (who loved us enough to die for us), we free ourselves of our guilty conscious.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world (guilty conscious) worketh death.”

John 3:1-7 and 35-36 – Glorious Salvation!

GRACE has now given all who are born-again the power to stop sinning!


*Did you know that salvation is just a "saving cry" away? 
*Did you know that the word SALVATION means:  welfare; deliverance; victory; safety; prosperity; preservation; deliverance from the molestation of enemies; health; healing; save; saving; to make safe from; rescue; liberation; defend? 
*Did you know that our eternal salvation starts on this earth and continues forever? 

Jesus, Yeshua, "is" Salvation. 

He is God in the flesh who came to earth and dwelt among men living a sinless life.  Although He did no wrong, the enemies of God brutally beat Him, then publicly crucified Him by way of the cross on a hill called Golgotha.  Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb, but three days later His body was not there, because God had raised Him from the dead.  Jesus conquered death, hell and the grave - once and for all.  The shed blood of Jesus satisfied all of God's requirements for the payment of humanity's sin.   

John 16:27

Jesus said:  “For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me (Jesus), and have believed that I (Jesus) came out from God.”
Alef = Strong Leader
Bet = Family
Ab = Father
God our Father is a Strong Leader of His children.
Abba = Daddy

Romans 8:31-39 – Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love!


Call to Salvation.

If you want to be BORN-AGAIN…

If you want God’s…

Undeserved Mercy

ü Pray the prayer above

If you know that you have repented of your sins already and that you are blood bought child of the King, but the devil has been tormenting you with lies saying…

    v You’re not worthy

v God is mad at you

v God can’t use you

 If you need prayer…