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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#Words #Edify #Speak #thoughts #Spoken

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!


#philanthropy  ##drink  #Matthew10  #coldwater  #Kingdom  #partner  #prophet  #righteous

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."

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Spirit of the Lord


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WISDOM - COUNSEL - MIGHT - KNOWLEDGE - UNDERSTANDING - RIGHTEOUSNESS

Not as one who judges things according to the natural senses such as sight or sound. But rather, judging things according to the standard of the Word of God through the eyes of the Spirit.

#Jesus


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"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

And the SPIRIT OF THE LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins."

- Isaiah 11:1-5(KJV)

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Bible Answers Itself


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When coming across certain words in scripture of which you may not fully understand the meaning, look for patterns. Find that word being used elsewhere in the Bible.

When you seek answers in God's Word, you will find them.

Seek and you WILL find.


... It doesn't take a scholar.

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." - 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)


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Friday, September 15, 2017

Break the Spirit of Religion


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PRAYER TO BREAK THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT OF RELIGION

Loving Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ your Son, relying only on His finished work on the Cross for me and proclaiming my complete dependence upon Him.

Please forgive every way I have sinned against you, others or myself. I receive your forgiveness. Thank you that I am covered in Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

In the name of Jesus, I repent and renounce every opening, known or unknown that my ancestors or I have given to any spirit of religion in my family line. I repent and renounce every spirit of religion or religious spirit, and every work of darkness connected with it.

Father God, I repent for not fully receiving your love, compassion, mercy and forgiveness. I renounce the belief that you are distant, unkind or judgmental. I choose to know you intimately and embrace the truth of all you are.

In the name of Jesus, I repent of being led by any spirit other than the Holy Spirit.

I repent of relying on my own intellect in worship, prayer, spiritual warfare or study of the Bible. In the name of Jesus I repent and renounce all legalism, traditions and religious formulas, and dullness and hardness of heart to the things of God.

I now choose to invite the Holy Spirit to come and soften my heart and enlarge my spirit and soul to accommodate all God wants for me. Come, Holy Spirit.

I repent and renounce every person’s opinion of me that is different from my heavenly Father’s.

I repent and renounce all compromises of my attitude toward sin. I repent of covering or excusing sin, for not confessing sin, for not receiving correction and for being defensive and rationalizing my sin.

I repent and renounce all deception and self-deception, hypocrisy, pride, arrogance and self-righteousness.

I repent and renounce all comparison, judgment, criticism, judgmental or critical spirit, gossip, envy and anger.

I repent and renounce all persecution and slander of those (who should have been) controlled by the Holy Spirit, especially any leader who had authority over me.

I repent and renounce every act of rebellion that reinforced the spirit of religion.

I repent and renounce all fears that caused me to allow the religious spirit into my life. I renounce the lie that I need to work to earn my Father’s love and acceptance.

I come out of agreement with the enemies of Most High God in every area and choose to come into agreement with the true Living God. I declare my submission to God and his Word and ask the Holy Spirit to keep me in alignment with his plans, purposes and ways.

In the name of Jesus, I now break every other legal right, known or unknown, for the spirit of religion to stay in my life or my family’s life.

Father God, I humbly ask for the blood of Jesus Christ, my Savior, to cleanse me from all the sins I have confessed and renounced. I receive your cleansing and forgiveness.

Father, thank you for your forgiveness and grace. Please, fill me with your love and restore all that was lost or stolen, Thank you for your Holy Spirit who fills, guides and restores me. Come into the center of my life, Lord Jesus, and rule in me.

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.



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