“I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?” Psalm 121:1 NIV
President Obama failed; his policies are indeed a failure. How long before he starts taking responsibility for his own doing? How long will he keep blaming Bush? Every time our President blames our previous President for the mess we are in, he is recognizing his incapability to do the job he promise he will do. Where is the “Yes we can!”? Where is the change we can believe in?
The Republican also failed as they constantly feed the spirit of greed in this nation. The Republicans make it sound like everybody can be a millionaire if they just work hard. I believe in hard work, but the Republicans must understand that according to the Word of God, the poor will always be among us and according to the Old and New Testament we do have a responsibility to reach out to them and do our best to help them, not to ignored them and treat them like they are infected with leprosy.
People of God don’t be fooled by placing your hope in political hope and change promises or in another tax cut. Look up to the hills, look up to Jesus, that is where our salvation comes from. Focus on Christ, look at the cross and carry your own without complaint; for Hebrews 13:5 tells us “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
If you don’t have a prayer life…pray, if you do have a prayer life, increase the time. Dark times will get darker, but the church must get ready for revival. Focus on the hope of glory.
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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