Are You Ready For Death?


Pointing a Gun¡

People are constantly getting ready. Getting ready to go to work, getting ready to go to a party, getting ready to watch their favorite show on TV, getting ready for this and getting ready for that. But are we ready for death?

Near death experiences have a way of teaching us what is really important. Several years ago on a dark and lonely road in Jacksonville, Florida a very quick movie of what is really important crossed my mind as two men pointed a gun to my head. Just a few weeks ago I had the same video showing in my mind as I blacked-out on HWY 13 in Gates County, North Carolina and found myself against traffic and loosing control of my car, unable to see who was coming or going. I am sure you can tell us stories of near death experiences in your own life.

At forty-five years old I have concluded that at the end only two things are really important: What did we do with Jesus and our family? Our relationship with Christ will determine the destination of our soul. Our relationship with our families is a vital indicator of how we live our lives on this earth.

I see people making decisions, going by their days without acknowledging, without giving even a thought to God. I see them distracted with friends, with their technological toys, not even convicted for their lack of a prayer life. I see families more focused on Facebook, Twitter and various media outlets than they are on each other. Families that have not had a deep conversation with one another in years going about their business; nobody listening to anybody, nobody interested on how the other person feels, husbands and wives not really talking to each other, kids with plenty of free time without parental supervision as time continues to go on. But then out of nowhere, the bad news came: “Mom has cancer!” “Your son was in a terrible accident!” “Dad just had a stroke!” “My sister just had a heart attack!”.

Why wait? Give your life to the Lord by repenting of your sins and making Jesus Christ your Lord. For the sons and daughters, honor your parents and for the parents love your children and stop letting them do whatever they want…be a parent! Life is truly short, lets get ready so that when our day comes to face death…we are able to so with a smile!

 

For prayer request please feel free to write me at angelcasiano@aol.com I promise you I will pray for you and give you Biblical advise as I receive instructions from the Lord!

Author: angelcasiano

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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