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1 CORINTHIANS 3:16 DON’T YOU KNOW THAT YOU YOURSELVES ARE GOD’S TEMPLE AND THAT GOD’S SPIRIT LIVES IN YOU?

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This is about as well said as one could have put it. It has been around before, but, it is worth a second look and our consideration. May God bless us all and help our nation get back to where we need to be with Him!

Current Age: 93. Truth............from a man the media has never been able to throw dirt on.....amazing! He has certainly hit the “world” on the head! Billy Graham’s Prayer For Our Nation THIS MAN SURE HAS A GOOD VIEW OF WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY! ‘Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable... We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free. Amen!’ With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called ‘ One nation under God!’

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Press Past the Small Things

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “...One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” (Philippians 3:13, NIV)

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I think about Joshua and Caleb. When they came back from spying out the Promised Land they said, “Moses, we are well able to take the land. Let us go in at once.” Not next week. Not next year. They were “now” people. But if you over-analyze your situation and think about all the “what if ’s” and try to get approval from all your family and friends, you’ll never move off of dead center. You’ll be stuck in the small things.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, today I make the decision to press past small things. I let go of small thinking and small doing and choose to open my heart and mind to You. Lead me in the way I should go. Thank You for Your everlasting love in Jesus’ name. Amen!

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TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Are you allowing the small things in life to keep you from God’s best? Today is the day to press past the small things and run toward your destiny! Unforgiveness is a small thing. Forgive and move on to the greater thing. Fear is small. It’s not from God. Don’t let it hold you back. An addiction is small. You have the power to overcome anything through Christ Jesus. Being undisciplined is small. If you are a believer today, you have the seed of Almighty God inside of you. There is no challenge that’s too difficult for you!

Today, make the decision to press forward. Be like Joshua and Caleb. Don’t look at your circumstances; look at your God because He is the one who is empowering you to take hold of the good things He has for your future!

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1 Thessalonians 5:21 Test everything. Hold on to the good.

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Foxes in Your Finances

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.” (Song of Solomon 2:15, ESV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Oftentimes, it’s not big things that hold us back; it’s small things — especially in your finances. A few dollars a day on coffee quickly turns into hundreds. Too many credit cards become overwhelming to keep up with. That person who hasn’t balanced their checkbook in two years probably hears a little voice every time they go to write a check, “Get your finances in order.” We have to realize that if we’re not faithful with what we have, God won’t entrust us with more. One lady told me how she hadn’t balanced her checkbook in so long she just closed the account and opened up a brand new one. At least she took action!

GANODERMA LUCIDUM, THE KING OF HERBAL MEDICINE Among the time-honored Chinese wonder herbs that have passed the test of time is ganoderna lucidum or reishi or lingzhi. It is a large, bitter medicinal mushroom with shining exterior. It grows in the dark and dense mountainous woods of high humidity in the tropical and temperate regions of the world. It grows on decaying wood. It may take nearly 1 year to reach maturity. Its incredible curative properties have won it the titles of ‘supernatural mushroom’, ‘magic mushroom’ and ‘plant of longevity or immortality ’. More than 2000 tthousand years of regular use in China and Japan and the modern clinical trial re- I NEED YOUR PRAYERS - JOIN ME IN PRAYING ALWAYS search studies have shown that it is a cure-all kind ROMANS 15:30 I URGE YOU, BROTHERS, BY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND BY THE LOVE OF THE SPIRIT, TO JOIN ME IN MY STRUGGLE BY PRAYING TO GOD FOR ME. of herb, a virtual elixir of life which though can (SERVANDO RODRIGUEZ & FAMILY) I’M AT WAR SPIRITUALLY. not make man deathless and ageless, can save him 2 CORINTHIANS 4:15 ALL THIS IS FOR YOUR BENEFIT, SO THAT THE GRACE THAT IS from many living deaths such as AIDS, cancer and REACHING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE MAY CAUSE THANKSGIVING TO OVERFLOW other fatal diseases which make man’s life a nightTO THE GLORY OF GOD. (BY THIS PAPER). .. AMEN AND AMEN mare worse than death. The most important thing is that it is safe to use it for a long time. It has no side effects, if not overdosed. Instead of side-effects it brings extra benefits. It can stay with man through out his hectic life in the modern world, saving him from fatigue by restoring his energy and stamina. It is due to its restorative properties that it is being used to make coffee also—a coffee which brings you health. Though this herb was discovered thousands of years ago, it was not available for common man. In the past, it was among the rarest herbs. In addition, in the woods, the mushroom could not preserve its nutrients from the surrounding environment and from the winds for a long time. The winds scattered its spores which were collected randomly along with foreign matter. Therefore, the Chinese herbalists had to trawl through lands to get the right mature wild ganoderma with full nutrients for the Chinese emperors and royal officials. But now, after years of rigorous research work on its cultured cultivation, it’s being grown indoors where high humidity and darkness are created for its better growth on a very large scale to meet its high pharmaceutical demand in the international medicine market. Special nets are used to cover the ganoderma cultivation area. In this way, its spores are protected from being scattered by winds. Now, it is within the easy access of common man at the health food stores and a few clicks away on internet. It is being produced not only in its native East Asian countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia but also in the USA. Continue page 14

Ganoderma Coffee Coffee is a widely used dark and bitter drink made from the roasted seeds or beans of the coffee plant. It contains caffeine – an addictive chemical. Coffee with caffeine may contain both health benefits and health risks. It makes people feel more mentally and physically alert, and increases body coordination. But, apparent alertness means an increase in the heart rate, blood pressure and basal metabolic rate. Therefore, according to some clinical nutritionists, excessive intakes and long term use of coffee may leave harmful effects such as irritating effect on gastric mucosa, liver function disorders, nausea and vomiting, restlessness, anxiety, depression, tremors, and sleeplessness, nutritional deficiencies and the exhaustion of key organs like the liver, pancreas and adrenal glands as a result of repeated stimulation. Therefore, the best thing is to go for side-effects free alternatives to coffee. Clinical nutritionists recommend herbal beverages which do not have toxic substances such as ganoderma coffee. Gano Healthy Coffee gives you an energizing hours-long boost not from caffeine, but from a time-honoured medicinal herb ganoderma lucidum, which is a rejuvenating and restorative herb . It enhances the body’s resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue. This herb is being used not only in the treatment of fatal diseases but also as a cure for everyday stress. In order to benefit from its healing properties in everyday life, ganoderma extract is presented in the form of gano coffee which is a natural coffee, free from side-effects. Gano coffee fortifies human immune system, promotes longevity, improves weight balance, regulates blood circulation and protects us from cancer. In addition, there is no problem of developing addiction. On account these and other healing powers, gano coffee is being recommended as one of the healthiest coffees of the world. It is available @

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I have people tell me all the time, “Joel, I’m going to start giving. I’m going to start tithing my income as soon as I make more money.” No, don’t wait until you have $1,000. Tithe on the $10 you have right now. Don’t let the little foxes spoil your finances. Don’t let another day go by without obeying God. When you set your finances in order, when you put God first in all you do, you are opening the door for His blessing. He says when we are faithful with the little, God will make us ruler over much!

Luke 13:32 He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ A PRAYER FOR TODAY Song of Solomon 2:13 Father God, today I choose to be obedient. I don’t want The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their frato let little foxes affect my finances. I dedicate my resources to You. Speak to my heart and show me where to grance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.”

give. I choose to be a faithful sower and expect to reap an abundant harvest by Your Word in Jesus’ name! Amen.

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Don’t Miss the Season of Grace

How many times have you found yourself in a need and desperately looking for help, knowing all along everything you have tried time after time did not help. And you turned to look for help unto God but not fully committed and you paid hard consequences as a result. That is what happened in the biblical account I’m sharing in this article.

“Then all the army officers, including Johanan son of Kareah and Jezaniah son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least to the greatest approached Jeremiah the prophet and said to him, “Please hear our petition and pray to the Lord your God for this entire remnant. For as you now see, though we were once many, now only a few are left. Pray that the Lord your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do.” The preceding words are found in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible in the book of Jeremiah 42:1-3 These were words expressed by some of the people that had just experienced Jerusalem besieged by the armies of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. The Babylonians set fire to the royal palace and the houses of the people and broke down the walls of Jerusalem, despite how horrific we can still find good news.

Two weeks ago in my good news article I shared from the Old Testament from the book of Isaiah it reads in Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” I emphasized on the word ‘uphold’, definition of this word from Webster’s dictionary is, - to keep erect; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain. You think this is what these people needed to hear? They came to Jeremiah, and said “ Please hear our petition and pray to the Lord your God for this entire remnant. For as you now see, though we were once many, now only a few are left. Pray that the Lord your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do.” They looked for help but with the wrong motive, stay with me I have good news. Perhaps today and at some time in our lives we have all been guilty of seeking out for some help at a time when we have hit rock bottom. I say guilty because just like these people that experienced this great loss, they sought help with the man of God, but with a wrong motive. They told Jeremiah, ..” Please hear our petition and pray to the Lord your God .. “ You see they were not committed and fully connected to God and so they did not obey the word God gave to Jeremiah, despite being warned they would suffer fatal consequences for their disobedience. You and I have family and friends or people we know, or maybe yourself right now you have a need, you know the only source that can really help but you do not fully commit. Why? When all else fails and it will, Jesus Christ will not fail seek him and find good news. ¡bendiciones! Robert Muñoz “Under Construction!”

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.” (Proverbs 1:32, NKJV)

GOOD NEWS!

Jeremiah was one of the greater prophets of the Old Testament. He was a son Hilkiah, a high priest at Anathoth. Jeremiah prophesied during the rule of five kings of Judah, Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoichin, and Zedekiah. His prophesies are recorded in the Book of Jeremiah. The Biblical name Jeremiah is Hebrew in origin and its meaning is raised up, or appointed by God. If ever their was a time that God’s chosen people needed help to say the least was now. After having the royal palace, and the houses of the people set on fire and breaking down the walls of Jerusalem and carrying a lot of them into exile to Babylon, they found themselves terrified and helpless. So in this desperate time they seek help, they turn to the man of God Jeremiah the prophet. Many of us have been there not literally but in need, I have good news.

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TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria God will never ask you to do something without giving you the ability to do it. You may get passive or complacent and think, “Yes, I know I need to do that. Maybe next week.” Well, next week turns into next month. Next month turns into next year. When we put off what God has told us to do, we miss that season of grace. But, if you’ll deal with things as soon as God brings them to light, you’ll have a special grace, a special empowerment. You’ll feel God’s enabling power helping you to do it.

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

Isaiah 48:6 You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? “From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

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Today, is there something you’re putting off? Something you know in heart that you are supposed to do? Don’t let the season of grace pass. Don’t let complacency destroy you. Your destiny stands before you. God has something amazing in your future. Be bold, be strong. Step out in faith, be obedient, and embrace the good things God has in store for you! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, thank You for the grace to do exactly what You’ve called me to do. I choose to step out in faith; I choose to follow Your commands. I choose to be faithful because I know that You are faithful. I love You and bless You today and always in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Proverbs 1:22 “How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Proverbs 5:22 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. Proverbs 8:5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding.


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Psalm 8:2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. Psalm 27:1 Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?

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Isaiah 12:2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”

Be Victory-Minded

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Today’s Scripture “The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory” (Psalm 118:14, NLT). Today’s Word from Joel and Victoria Do you need more joy, victory, and confidence in your life today? You might need to evaluate what you are thinking about on a daily basis. If you go around thinking things like, “I’m just average,” “I’ve already reached my limits,” or, “I’ve missed so many good opportunities,” those thoughts are going to drag you down. Instead, every morning when you wake up, start your day with thoughts of hope and success. Determine to be victory-minded. The Bible tells us that what we think about we will become. When you think thoughts of success, victory, joy and peace, your life will be filled with success, victory, joy, and peace. No matter what’s going on in the world around you, remember, as a believer in Jesus, greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world. The Greater One lives inside of you! If God is for you, who can be against you? You are an overcomer through Christ. So set your mind on victory and move forward into the abundant life He has for you! A Prayer for Today Father in heaven, thank You for the gift of another day! I choose to be victory-minded and think on good things today. Remind me, Holy Spirit, to stay focused on the blessings and favor that You have in store for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Psalm 118:21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.

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2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

1 John 2:18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.

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James 5:8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

2 Peter 3:11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives

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Prayer for the day: Even though my salvation was obtained only through the costliest sacrifice ever made, You freely gave it to me. Lord, I praise You for this gift so lovingly given.

1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near. Therefoare be clear minded and selfcontrolled so that you can pray.


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High Time TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “...It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria So many people today are living overwhelmed, exhausted and overburdened by the pressures of life. They’ve allowed themselves to live on autopilot, day in and day out, passive toward the things God has place in their hearts. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:34 COME BACK TO YOUR SENSES AS YOU OUGHT, AND STOP SINNING; FOR THERE ARE SOME WHO ARE IGNORANT OF GOD--I SAY THIS TO YOUR SHAME. EPHESIANS 5:14 FOR IT IS LIGHT THAT MAKES EVERYTHING VISIBLE. THIS IS WHY IT IS SAID: “WAKE UP, O SLEEPER, RISE FROM THE DEAD, AND CHRIST WILL SHINE ON YOU.” 1 THESSALONIANS 5:6 SO THEN, LET US NOT BE LIKE OTHERS, WHO ARE ASLEEP, BUT LET US BE ALERT AND SELF-CONTROLLED.

If that’s you, now is the time to get your fire back! Let me encourage you to press past the things that would try to hold you back. God is saying, “It’s high time to wake up.” Notice that phrasing. Not just time but high time. That means it’s incredibly important because you are coming into a destiny moment! You are sitting on the launching pad. God is about to thrust you to a new level! Now is not the time to be passive, sloppy or undisciplined. Now more than ever, it’s time to get focused and start moving forward! Why is this so important? Just like the verse says, your salvation is nearer than it’s ever been. That means you are closer to seeing that dream come to pass than you’ve ever been. You are closer to meeting the right person, closer to that healing, closer to that breakthrough, promotion and provision. You may not be able to see it, but it can see you! Your victory is right around the corner. It’s high time to do what God is asking you to do so you can embrace the blessing He has for you! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father God, thank You for Your hand of blessing and mercy upon my life. Today I choose to rise up. I choose to shake off mediocrity so I can move forward into the blessing You have in store for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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