God is a God of covenants not a God of contracts. Contracts are sealed with a signature and there are legal ways to break them. A covenant is established by God, sealed with blood and unbreakable.
The Covenant with Noah (Genesis 8:20-9:17) This is a Covenant of hope. In the rainbow we see the sign that God has not given up on us. As long as we are able to see that rainbow there is hope. With eight people God gave us a new beginning.
The Covenant with Abraham (Genesis 17:1-21) This is the start of a new nation; a nation chosen by God to reveal Himself to the world. With Abraham we saw a peculiar people, the carriers of God’s blessings to the world.
The Covenant with Moses (Exodus:3-6) Through Moses God gave us the law, the heart of God in written words, the only acceptable way of the Lord and His holy standards. With Moses we saw the will of God for His people, His precious holiness and His righteous ways.
The Covenant with David (2 Samuel 7:8-17) This is the promise that God’s Kingdom is to be established forever. Out of the seed of David came the King of kings and the Lord of lords in the flesh… our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:1-37 / Isaiah 40:1-11) Here God gave us a better covenant and the promise that God will indeed write the laws that He gave to Moses in the hearts of those that embrace His son. The New Covenant is filled with grace and with truth through Jesus Christ. The New Covenant is indeed the last covenant sealed not with the blood of animals, but with the blood of our Eternal King. Jesus shed His blood, died a horrible death on the cross in Calvary, but on the third day he roused again.
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. On June 8th 2021 Angel started his home church, not as a starting point, but as a closer way to how the church is suppose to look like according to Scripture.