Whatever God Has Promised Us, it Will Come to Pass
Many of us are waiting for a word spoken in our lives some years ago to step into the dimension of our reality. We find ourselves confused and discouraged at times as the promise is nowhere to be found. Abraham and Sarah were made an unbelievable promise by the All Mighty; a promise so absurd and ridiculous that both, Sarah and Abraham laughed about it.
“ 1Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.” (Genesis 21:1-2) NIV
Many of us are waiting for a word spoken in our lives some years ago to step into the dimension of our reality. We find ourselves confused and discouraged at times as the promise is nowhere to be found. Abraham and Sarah were made an unbelievable promise by the All Mighty; a promise so absurd and ridiculous that both, Sarah and Abraham laughed about it. God tells Abraham to look at the sky and count the stars as that is how large the nation that will be birthed out of his wife will be. We must take into consideration that by the time Abraham and Sarah came into the picture, God had already limited the life expectancy to one hundred and twenty years. They were very old! To add to the drama, Sarah was not able to have children even in the times of her youth, so for her to believe that she could have children at such an age was hard to believe. The desire to have a baby was always there; but all the logical reasons were not. Our desire to do what God has called us to do may be there, but we have a million reasons to disqualify ourselves and doubt God’s Word.
The waiting was killing Sarah! She could not wait anymore! The result of her anxiety produced an Ishmael. Have you ever been there? A place where you try to help God with what He promised you? However, even after such a mess-up; a mess-up so bad that even today we still suffer the ramifications of it; God’s promise was not compromised. Today the word for you and for me is to trust God in spite of what our eyes can and cannot see. Why should we have such an assurance? Simple…because whatever God has promised us will come to pass!
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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