Ahoskie?


As I write these lines, we are within
hours of getting hit by a possible, Category One hurricane here in North
Carolina. Just a few days ago, we felt the earth tremble; I was in Ahoskie
speaking with some friends when I felt the building shake. Here in Gates County,
we have been waking up to heavy smoke as we have been battling a fire nearby.

As I think about these three
expressions of nature, I feel that God is really trying to tell us something.
No doubt that the church in this region is about to be shaken; what is not real
will not stand. I am convinced that God’s next move is not going to be
recognized as coming forth from one particular church or ministry; God’s next
move is going to be regional.
The fires are announcing a true release of a sharp Spirit of prophesy in this region; for the Bible tells us
in1 Thessalonians 5:19–20

 

“Do not put out the
Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt.”

We still have a hurricane out
there and that hurricane is coming to blow away whatever is not built out of
God’s strong foundation. Manmade religion will be released into the air where
it belongs and we will be hungry for God’s glory. Get ready, for the glory of
God is about to be manifested in this region like never before. Ahoskie will be
the headquarters of this move. This revival will be unique, just as Ahoskie is
unique. The city of Ahoskie is also known by the nickname “The Only One,” because there is no other
area in the world with that name. Just like God’s next move! Worshippers and musicians
will be in tune with the Spirit, for new songs and sounds will be released in
this region that will go forth like a wild fire all around the world. Many will
say in that day: Ahoskie? But the Lord is saying: “Yes, Ahoskie!”

Fathers…It Starts With You!!!!!


All technology is created by God.
All technology that facilitates communication with e-mails, texts, Facebook, Twitter
and other Social Networks are indeed, created by God with the purpose of
bringing us, as Christians, together and for us to assault the god of the air.  However, I want to sound the trumpet about
something that I am seeing more and more.

Even as we have smart phones, e-mail,
texting, Facebook and the Twitter thing, we are becoming a very impersonal
generation. We see people walking around like robots looking at their phones
and no longer at each other. It seems as if our children rather text than to
hold a face to face conversation. This, however, it is not my concern. My
concern is that many pastors are using these kinds of technology as a substitute
for true discipleship. They actually think that through blogs, Facebook,
Twitter, e-mails, texting and others; they are actually pastoring somebody’s
life.

No doubts that we are able to
minister through these forms of technology; I know I do through my blog angelcasiano.com and through Facebook; but that is
just one of many ways that we can minister life into people’s heart. However,
the way to disciple continues to be the same. Jesus ministered spiritual fatherhood by sharing his
life with twelve men. I have news for you brother; you who call yourself an Apostle;
sending texts are nice, writing deep spiritual thoughts on Facebook is great,
having your own blog is an amazing adventure; however, none of those activities
make you a Spiritual Father. Look at it this way; can you raise your children
if, even as you are able to see and be with them, you just texted them, wrote them
beautiful messages on Facebook or tweeted them all day long? Think about it!

If you are called to be a father
in the ministry, you better start getting down and dirty as Jesus did. Your
kids are not going to learn on their own; don’t get mad when they totally screw
up because you were so, busy texting and tweeting that you ignored the power of
spending face to face time with him/her. It is one thing to affect the air and
shine some light in such darkness; the other to be so, lazy by limiting your
paternal duties to a few lines.

“He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and
the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the
land with a curse.” (Malachi 4:6)

Fathers…It starts with you!!!!!
Stop the excuses, stop criticizing your children. As you turn your heart
towards your children, they will turn their hearts towards you, but most of
all, towards God.