“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”
Some years ago, when I was a pastor in Winton, North Carolina the Lord gave me a word for the church that addressed three ethnic groups:
2. Whites (Anglo)
Today, as I was walking and praying, the Lord reminded me of this word and expanded my understanding of what that word means. I feel that the Lord is instructed me to share this word. I hesitated to do so because the word seems so tough, however I must be obedient to God and may all of you judge what I am about to write.
Hispanics: God is about to judge the rebelliousness of the Hispanic Church in America. You are coming into this country with a divisive spirit already and you are making it clear that “Americans” are not welcome as you build your Spanish only signs for everyone to see. God did not bring you to America only to reach out to your own, but to be a part of the community of believers.
Whites: God is about to judge the pride of the Whites and their refusal to see minorities as equals. They are ok with helping minorities; some are going as far as “going” to churches where other ethnic groups attend; however, they are not in close relationship with anybody else other than people who look like them. Who do you invite for dinners at your table? Who is attending your children’s birthdays? Your pride and your fears I will judge greatly!
Afro-American: You are placing much emphasis on your outer self-images, but are neglecting your inner-self. The Lord will judge you for your reverse-racism and for theologies that are not reflecting my love. You are consumed with un-forgiveness and your churches are not representing my love. You are still hiding under the injustices of slavery to justify your carnalities. Why are you insisting in looking at yourselves as victims? Did I not already make you free?
I am also aware that out of these three ethnic groups, I belong to two of them; so may the Lord help us all and may we repent, for our great sin is before the Lord. It is not too late! The Lord told me today that He is not looking for multi-cultural churches on Sundays, but that He is looking for multi-cultural relationships outside of the four walls of a building. It is time, it is time, it is time… It is time to look at my church through the glass of my Word and not through the glass of men’s opinions, tragedies of history and self-promoting agendas of men.
An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director.
While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog.
In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.
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