For those that like to advocate that they are already experiencing the glory, let me just say that it is impossible for the manifested presence of God to go unnoticed. When God is truly here, the show is on for everybody to see as we can clearly see through the Word.
I believe that throughout the Bible, God has purposely made it known what happens when God’s glory is here and what happens when God’s glory is not. He has allowed us to sit back, look at it and discern the difference. I say this because there is a tendency to believe, in our traditional churches, that God’s presence can be manifested without our external behavior never being affected.
Through the Word we see that when the glory of God was manifesting no one was able to remain standing. His presence is too powerful for us to think that we can remain in our dignified positions while the King of kings and the Lord of lords walks among us. In Second Chronicles 5:13-14 the Bible tells us:
“…indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:“ For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,”that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.” (NKJV)
I can’t help but to ask myself, what happened to the glory of God after the Apostles? Acts chapter two describes an even more dramatic event in comparison to these Scriptures in Second Chronicles five. In Chronicles we see the smoke, in Acts we see the fire.
Somewhere in church history we started operating without God’s glory and we tragically got used to operating in such a manner. People forgot about God’s power and we became satisfied with a form of godliness.
Somewhere down the line, just as in the times of the kings, we allowed the world to steal the Ark of the Covenant from us. They had the ark with no power to manifest on their behalf (False religion).
The children of Israel had the name, as they were still God’s people. They still had their God ordained rituals, just as we have our Sunday services, the good preaching we learned from seminary, the great music, the TV Stations, etc. but God is nowhere to be found; no Shekinah glory, no signs and no wonders.
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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