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Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE God arise, let His enemies scattered...”(Psalm 68:1, NKJV)


TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria What are you letting arise in your life? In other words, what are you focusing your words, energy and thoughts on? You might say, “Oh, it’s just so hard right now. My finances are tight.” “My health doesn’t look good.” “Somebody walked out on me.” No, you’re focusing on the wrong things. You’re letting defeat, discouragement and self-pity rise up. Why don’t you turn that around and say, “God is still in control. Somebody may have walked out on me, but I know God is going to bring me somebody better.” “I may be hurting right now, but I know God is the restorer of my soul.” “I may have an unexpected debt, but I know God is my provider. He is supplying all of my needs. He is fighting my battles.” When you give God glory and let Him arise in your life, you can’t stay defeated. No foe can stand against you in the presence of Almighty God. Your enemies will be scattered! They will tremble at your words of faith! Let God arise and embrace the blessing and victory He has prepared for you! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, right now I release any negative, selfdefeating thoughts or attitudes. Instead, I choose to let God arise in my life. I declare that You are worthy, You are holy, and You are the center of my joy, peace and strength in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Psalm 54:5Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.

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Ecclesiastes 7:20 Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. 20Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.


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Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

SAY OF THE LORD TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!” (Psalm 91:2, AMP)

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TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Your words have tremendous power. No matter what you may be facing today, the words of your mouth can help set the course for your victory or set the course for defeat. You decide by what you say. When you wake up with an attitude of faith and expectancy and declare God’s Word, you will be strengthened and empowered by His Spirit. But at the same time, if you go around talking about your problems or talking about defeat, it drains your faith and sets your focus in the wrong direction.

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That’s why it’s so important today and every day to take inventory of what you are saying. When challenges and obstacles arise, declare that God is your refuge and strength. Declare His Word. Declare that He is for you. Keep the weeds out of your heart by letting go of bitterness and choosing to forgive. Stay in step with God with your words and actions and receive His strength and power to be all He’s called you to be.

Proverbs 17:13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, thank You for Your Word which is refreshing water to my soul. I choose today to say what You say. I choose to meditate on Your Word. Keep me close to You always in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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has strived to create an atmosphere of comfort. She also wanted a place where children are welcome and feel relaxed. Brandy wants everyone that works with her and comes into the salon to feel as if they are part of the family. Family is very important to Brandy and is one of the main reasons for opening the salon. A place that her children and children of the people working with her can feel at home while their parents work.

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God is positioning you for greatness! And I’m not talking about greatness in just one area of your life — I’m talking about every area: A great family life, a great career, great favor, great creativity, great opportunities, great increase. You may not see it in the natural — you may not feel any different or notice any major progress — but that doesn’t mean greatness isn’t coming your way. Almighty God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. He’s strategically shifting things in your favor. He’s preparing you for something new...

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God is ordering your steps. He’s lining up the right people. He’s preparing the right breaks. This is the season of positioning — God is masterfully working His plan in your life.

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The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. (Psalm 126:3 NIV)

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We can be “filled with joy” because God has done great things...God is doing great things... and God has even greater things in store. But here is a special key I want you to receive: You and I have an important part to play in order to experience greatness. Maybe it’s learning a new skill, building a friendship, starting a business, helping someone go higher, forgiving the person who hurt you, speaking an encouraging word. Whatever it is, I want to encourage you to put your faith into practice. Get up, step up, dream big, act in faith, plant seeds and watch God do something miraculous in your life. Dare to have a “brighter and brighter” kind of faith today. Don’t settle for good enough... you’re positioned for greatness. Don’t give up on that dream... you’re positioned for greatness. Don’t put limits on God... you’re positioned for greatness. Don’t focus on the adversity; focus on God. No matter what you go through, stay in faith, be your best each day and trust that God will use it to position you for greatness. Remember that God has great things in store for your life! Proverbs 4:18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

STRETCH TO A NEW LEVEL TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory...”

(2 Corinthians 3:18, NKJV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Today, if you’re not seeing in your life what God promised in your spirit, then you aren’t finished yet! What you see is only temporary. It’s time to keep moving forward. Don’t put your stakes down; don’t settle here. If where you’re living doesn’t match what God put in your spirit, be grateful, keep a good attitude, but keep stretching to a new level. If the medical report doesn’t agree with what God says about you, don’t accept it as the way it’s always going to be. Your attitude should be, “This is just a season that I’m passing through. I’m coming into health, wholeness and victory.” Maybe it’s even something good. God has blessed You’ve seen His favor,

you: a family, a job, health.

but you know there are greater levels in front of you. It’s easy to think,

“I’m happy. I have no God has been good to me.” But, I’ve learned that good is the enemy of great. You may be doing good. You’re using your gifts, but deep down you know you have more in you. Don’t let good be an excuse to keep you from God’s best. Stir up your greatness and stretch into a new level! complaints.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, thank You for taking me from glory to glory. I trust that You are leading me on a journey of faith. I trust that You are bringing to pass every dream and every desire You’ve placed in my heart in Jesus’ name! Amen!


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Thank You on this Memorial Day 2014 to all our Veterans! Link to this message on You Tube, “The Fig Tree is Putting Forth Leaves!” : Signs of the end of this age as we know it are clearly pointing to the soon rapture of the Christian Church, when it will occur I do not know, but I firmly believe it can happen at any moment. We have been instructed by Jesus teaching, according to Mark 13:33 “Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.” Our redemption is near, it says in 1 Thessalonians 5:9 “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” In Christ we are secure, this is very good news.


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Proverbs 11:31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14 TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Are there some tent stakes in your life that you need to pull up so you can press forward? Maybe you’ve stopped in a temporary place, and it’s time to keep going. Maybe you’ve gotten comfortable and decided that your dreams are never going to come to pass. Your health is never going to improve. I’m asking you to pack up your tent, gather up your belongings and start moving forward. You may have taken a temporary delay, but that’s okay. That didn’t stop your destiny. Today can be your new beginning. God is breathing new life into your spirit. He has greater victories in front of you!

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Fig Tree GOOD NEWS! As I close out this word, “The Fig Tree is Putting Forth Leaves!” its my prayer that this word is received to increase your faith and relationship in our Lord Jesus Christ. I mentioned the first week we have references in The Holy Bible using a number, or a symbol that represents something of great significance. Also that Nations our typically represented by symbols, the one example I gave was the USA, represented by an Eagle. And Israel as a nation is typified by a ‘fig tree.’ In the gospel of Jesus Christ according to Mark 13:28-29 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near—at the doors!” Israel the ‘fig tree’ was recognized an official State May 14, 1948, its good news. It is written in Psalms 90:10 Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. A ‘fig tree’ is one of the last trees in the Spring time to put forth leaves, so when that is seen its an indication that Summer is around the corner. Israel the ‘fig tree’ was recognized an official State May 14, 1948, could it be in terms of generations if our years as humans our 70 to 80 and Israel, “The Fig Tree is Putting Forth Leaves!” we are the generation that will be raptured. I don’t know but the signs worldwide are obvious, Jesus said, So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near—at the doors!” Family, friend, Jesus Christ will soon rapture his Christian Church, are you and your loved ones ready? Jesus Christ is our good news. ¡Bendiciones! Robert Muñoz “Under Construction!” email: | Cell 817-637-9031 will come to your local church or community.

Proverbs 13:13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.

Remember, the first place we lose the battle is in our own thinking. If you don’t think you can be successful, then you never will be. If you don’t think you can overcome the past, meet the right person or accomplish your dreams, then you’ll get stuck right where you are. You’ve got to change your thinking. God said no good thing would He withhold because you walk uprightly. Get rid of a negative, defeated mentality. Make room in your thinking for the new thing God wants to do, pull up your stakes and let God lead you in to your promised land! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, thank You for empowering me to pick up from this temporary place and move forward toward the dreams and goals You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain.’ ” (Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Have you been facing a mountain for so long that you feel like you are just sort of stuck there? Maybe at one time you knew you would break that addiction. You knew you would beat that sickness. You knew you would get married. But, you’ve gone through disappointments. It didn’t happen the way you thought.

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the people of Israel. “You have dwelt long enough on this mountain.” It’s time to move forward. God has new levels in front of you, new opportunities, new relationships, promotions, breakthroughs. But, you’ve got to stir up your fire. You’ve got to get a vision for victory. The dreams, the promises that you’ve pushed down and thought, “Oh, it’s not going to happen. I’m too old. I don’t have the connections. I don’t know the right people,” God has it all figured out. If you will start believing again, start dreaming again, start pursuing what God put in your heart, God will make a way where you don’t see a way. Press past the mountain and move forward into victory!

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A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, thank You for Your grace and mercy on my life. Thank You for empowering me to overcome every obstacle and press past every mountain. I look to You to lead and guide me into victory in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen! ● ● ● ● ●Ph.# 325.829.2389


DON’T MAGNIFY YOUR ENEMIES TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “...Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26, NIV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Did you know that when David faced Goliath, he never called him a giant? Other people did, but not David. He didn’t brag on the enemy’s power. He didn’t magnify the obstacle. He did just the opposite. He called him an “uncircumcised Philistine.” Not only did he not acknowledge who Goliath was, or his strength, his power, his experience, he took it one step further and diminished him. When he said, “He’s an uncircumcised Philistine,” he was saying, “This man is not in covenant with my God. He’s not in covenant with Jehovah.” In other words, “He doesn’t have the favor on his life that’s on my life. I know the favor of my God keeps my enemies from being able to defeat me.” So when he went to face Goliath he said, “This day, I will defeat you and feed your head to the birds of the air.” How could David, a teenager practically half his size with no military experience, go out with such confidence and face Goliath, a skilled warrior wearing a full set of armor? It’s because he understood this principle. David is the one that said, “The favor of God keeps my enemies from defeating me.” A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, thank You for empowering me to overcome every enemy. I choose to magnify You over every obstacle I face. Thank You for paving the way to victory in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Psalm 32:10 Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.

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DON’T SETTLE FOR GOOD ENOUGH-2 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “The LORD had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.’ ” (Genesis 12:1, NIV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria In the Scripture, Abraham is listed as one of the heroes of faith. God made one of the first covenants with him. But what’s interesting is that before Abraham, God spoke to Abraham’s father and told him to go where he told Abraham. It says in Genesis 11 that Abraham’s father “left Ur and headed out toward Canaan.” He was going to the Promised Land just like God told Abraham. But it says, “He stopped along the way and settled in Haran.” Why did he stop? There were too many difficulties. It was hard traveling with all of his flocks and herds. He had his family, his possessions. It wasn’t comfortable. He finally decided, “I can’t go any further. I know this isn’t the Promised Land, but it’s good enough.” How many times do we do the same thing? We start off right. We’ve got a big dream. We’re going to fulfill our destiny. But along the way, we face opposition. Adversity arises. Too many times, we say like Abraham’s father, “What’s the use? I’m just going to settle here. It’s good enough.” No, I want to light a new fire in you. Decide today: “I’m not going to settle halfway, three-fourths of the way, or nine-tenths of the way. I’m going to make it all the way in to my promised land.” A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, today I declare that I won’t settle for good enough. I won’t settle halfway to Your promises. I choose to stand strong, dig my heels in, and press forward into the Promised Land you have prepared for me in Jesus’ name. Amen

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Robert Prado owner said, he’s having a GRAND opening June 21, 2014 in appreciation letting everybody know the doors are still open here at FRESH CUTS. And it’s under new ownership and new management.

“Same quality hair cuts, same location and same number.”

325.673.SHOP (7467)

Just giving back to the community is one of the best things you can do as a business owner in appreciation of where we are today in business. “Without the people we have nothing” as Estrella would say... and it’s true. We’re also having a BBQ and local radio stations out here reaching out to the whole community and lots, lots more. Come out and join us. Everybody’s welcome! ALL Types of CUTS We’re just letting everyone know we are here giving the best quality in hair-cuts ever as always. Showing the community how much we appreciate them for all the support and continuing support. Thank you Abilene! The GRAND opening is all about you! The People. Without “YOU The People” we have nothing Robert said! So, Bring out your family and friends for their hair cuts and fun on this day: JUNE 21, 2014 (We’ll SEE you here at FRESH CUTS) 2441 S. 7th. in Abilene YES! COME ON IN “WE”RE OPEN” Tues-Fri. 8:00 am-5:30 pm Sat: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Too many people today have settled for “good enough.” They’ve lost their passion and just sort of go through the motions of everyday life. At one time, they had a big dream. They were excited about the future, but they hit some bumps along the way. Something didn’t happen on their timetable. Now they’ve gotten discouraged, thinking that it’s never going to happen. They accept it as their lot in life. Don’t let that be you! Just because you haven’t seen what God promised come to pass doesn’t mean that it’s not going to happen. Don’t make the mistake of settling for good enough! Good enough is not your destiny. You are a child of the Most High God. You have seeds of greatness on the inside. You were created to excel, to live an abundant life! It’s not over until God says it’s over. Start believing again. Start dreaming again. Start pursuing what God put in your heart. Stir up the fire within you and don’t settle for good enough! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, today I declare that I will not settle for good enough. I will stir up the dreams, passion and flame within me. Lead me in Your path of truth as I press on toward the promises You have in store for me in Jesus’ name! Amen

That You May Be Healed TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”

(James 5:16, NLT)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Relationships are so important in the eyes of God. As His children, He desires that we live in unity and stay connected with one another. When we are transparent and pray for each other, something supernatural takes place. We open the door to God’s abundant blessing and healing in our lives. When we walk in love and unity, our prayers become more effective, and His power is released in and through us. Living in peace and unity doesn’t mean you have to agree with everyone around you all the time. It means you look for common ground. It means you reach out to others; you pray for them and help meet their needs. When we put the needs of others first, God will make sure our own needs are abundantly supplied. Follow God’s commands and pray for one another so that you may be healed!

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A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, thank You for revealing Your truth to my heart. I choose to obey Your Word. I choose to pray for others and live in peace and unity, knowing that it will open the door for Your healing in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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