If You Only Knew


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If you only knew what a failure I am, my past sins and my current struggles. If you only knew about the dark hour of my soul. If you only knew about the things that I have said, the things that I have done and what crosses my mind sometimes. If you only knew about the nastiness of my soul. I have failed everything and everyone; fallen short as a son, as a father, as a husband, as friend and as a man of God. If you only knew that I am nobody; destined to be nobody without the mercy of my God. Please do not fill my ears with titles…please do not place me in a pedestal and do not place your hope in me, for I will fail you. But if you can look a little closer, know that I am looking at Jesus, that I am desperate for HIS manifestation in my life. Look a little closer and see that it was the Lord that has brought me this far; that it was the Lord that gave me back inspiration; that it was the Lord that restored the songs of my heart for HIM, that it was the Lord that opened my mouth and gave me the fire to preach His Word again. Oh yes! If you only knew how disqualified I am, that in me, in my flesh, there is nothing good. But know this…that God has not left me, that HE is not done with me and that the banner of His love covers me. In that banner, in the midst of my humanity, I find hope and a divine purpose that goes beyond my name and what many make me to be…God will have His way in me and if that happens before my last hour in this dimension of life …then…Praise the Lord…To Him and only to Him be the glory! If you only knew!

Bailando Con el Diablo Parte 2


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        Déjame hacerte unas preguntas: ¿Invitarías a comer a tu casa a Ariel Castro, el hombre que por diez años violó y aterrorizo a tres mujeres por diez años en Cleveland, Ohio? ¿Lucharías tu por declarar su inocencia? ¿Permitirías que tus hijas pasaran la noche a solas con él? Si eres una persona normal tu respuesta a estas tres preguntas debería ser un rotundo “NO”. Lo que este hombre hizo fue producto de la maldad de su propio corazón en combinación con el diablo mismo y con todo lo que representa lo diabólico. Lo mismo podemos decir de todas las atrocidades que suceden a través del mundo.

      Aquí entra la ignorancia, falta de conocimiento y el darle la espalda a las formas de Dios. Dios tiene una agenda personal claramente establecida a través de las Escrituras. En Juan 3:16, una de las porciones Bíblicas más famosas en el mundo, vemos que debido al amor del Padre, El dio a su Hijo Jesucristo para salvación del mundo. Juan 10:10 pone cara a cara la agenda de Dios y la agenda del diablo:

“El ladrón no viene sino para hurtar, matar y destruir; yo he venido para que tengan vida, y para que la tengan en abundancia.”  (Reina Valera 1995)

 

      Una cosa es, en nuestra humanidad, batallar con los deseos de la carne, la otra es promover el mal publicamente. Le hablo al Cristiano, déjame hacerte otra pregunta: ¿Por qué celebras y promueves la agenda de Satanás? Dirás tú: “Yo no promuevo semejante agenda” Pero si haces lo siguiente sí la promueves:

  • Padres y madres que permiten que sus hijas se vistan como prostitutas promoviendo así la seducción están bailando con el diablo. Muchos lo justifican diciendo que es la moda de hoy, mas sin darte cuenta estás celebrando y promoviendo la agenda de Satanás.

  • Hoy día la moda de camisas con retratos de esqueletos se ha hecho muy popular. Ese tipo de moda era algo que los anglosajones promovían a través de su música “Heavy Metal”. Mas Satanás ha hecho este tipo de moda tan popular que ahora vemos afro-americanos y latinos también promoviendo este tipo de basura. Te preguntarás ¿Qué de malo tiene esto? Los esqueletos representan muerte, obscuridad y pecado. Jesús vino a darnos vida, ¿Por qué entonces promovemos muerte? Cuando nos vestimos de esa forma estamos bailando con el diablo.

  • Así también apoyamos la agenda de Satanás en los programa de televisión que vemos, la música que escuchamos, las películas, nuestras conversaciones diarias, etc.

      Hermanos, la frialdad espiritual en el pueblo de Dios es evidente. La respuesta está en lo que dejamos entrar a nuestras almas. Muchos, en el cuerpo de Cristo, se encuentran bailando con el diablo sin darse cuenta. Bailan al ritmo de la melodía del pecado, de la obscuridad, de la maldad y del deseo de matar, de robar y de destruir. La falta del conocimiento santo ha causado que nos olvidemos de la sana doctrina.

      Arrepiéntete y ven y baila al ritmo de la melodía de la justicia y santidad de Dios. Ven y adquiere conocimiento para que tengas la vida en abundancia que está disponible para ti.

 

 

 

Bailando Con el Diablo


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       Es humanamente explicable el creer que tenemos la verdad. Es humanamente explicable el justificar hacer lo que nos agrada. Mas la verdad de Dios no cambia debido a nuestros caprichos, Dios es Dios y la Biblia nos dice que El es el mismo ayer, hoy y siempre (Hebreos 13:8)

      En Oseas 4:6 estamos hablando no tan solo de esos que se creen que están bien o que son sabios en su propia opinión, mas de un grupo que ha desechado el conocimiento y por consecuencia se ha olvidado de la ley de Dios.

 

“Mi pueblo fue destruido
porque le faltó conocimiento.
Por cuanto desechaste el conocimiento,
yo te echaré del sacerdocio;
puesto que olvidaste la ley de tu Dios,
también yo me olvidaré de tus hijos.” Oseas 4:6 (Reina Valera 1995)

 

      El desechar el conocimiento es el desechar las formas de Dios…su justicia, su santidad, sus estatutos, etc. El olvidarse de la ley de Dios es vivir una vida sin sensibilidad y sin conciencia en cuanto a lo establecido por Dios. Esto, mis queridos hermanos, es serio, ya que la consecuencia de semejantes acciones es la destrucción.

      La palabra Hebrea para Destrucción es la Palabra que significa: dāmāh “Causar el dejar de ser, silenciar totalmente.” Podemos decir que la destrucción de la cual hablamos aquí es literalmente la muerte. Esta muerte es espiritual y también física.

      Esta introducción me trae a lo que provocó en mi el escribir este artículo.

Continúa…

Don’t Be Afraid of Telling the Truth!


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Don’t be afraid of telling the truth; stand strong and don’t let the intimidation of this world cause you to back off. Don’t let the enemy take your heart and don’t let the enemy take your family.

     To all Christian institutions: From local churches, to business, from non-profit ministries to Christian schools… don’t let political correctness or liberal agendas move you and don’t bow down to the spirit of the antichrist. It is the truth that will make us free, not the lies of the devil! John 8:32 tells us:

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” NKJV

 

     The only truth is found in the pages of God’s Word! They called judging, but we are just echoing what the Word is saying. They say we have no love, but love rejoices in the truth (1 Corinthians 13:7) So, tell the truth, call sin for what it is and don’t change the rules just because our culture is changing. Don’t change the rules just because some celebrity is telling us that what is sin according to God is not. Don’t change the rules even when our own President is coming against God’s truth. Stand strong for the time of the gentiles (The sinners) is coming to an end!

And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Luke 21:24 (KJV)

 

What Will Are You Following Today?


Jesus requires to be not only our Savior, but also our Lord. In order for Christ to be our Lord we must do God’s will.

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21) NIV

 

Is to take that left when we want to take that right…just because God says so. It is moving away, when we want to stay…just because God says so. Is closing our lips when we want to let them have it…just because God says so. It is walking away when we want to fight…just because God says so. Is to fight when we are afraid to so…just because God says so. Is to give when we are broke…just because God says so. Is to stay when we really want to go…just because God says so. You get the picture? Isaiah 55:8 tells us:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.” (NIV)

What will are you following today?

Are You Ready For Death?


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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!

I Am A Father


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I am goofy sometimes, clueless some others; nevertheless, I am a father. When you come home from school you know I will be there; I am not hiding and I am not running around with other women, but my focus is God, your mother and you guys!

I am a father; a father that loves you dearly, a father who cares deeply for you; a father that will unashamedly and loudly celebrate your success and will be hurt when you are hurting. I am a father that is preparing you for the cruelties and injustices of this short life. I am a father; a father that will tell you the truth and sometimes hurt your feelings. Nevertheless, I am a father that will always be there for you as long as I am a part of this world.

When everybody else is gone, when they get to see the ugliness in you and walk away from your life, I will be right here for you. Whomever messes with you will have to mess with me. As a matter of fact, they are better off messing with me.

I demand respect, it is not an option; I will be honest with you as I share my failures, but my failures will never disqualify me from doing the job that I am called to do, which is to be a father to you. I will confront you, I will discipline you and I will do whatever it takes to move you from the path of foolishness and into the path of righteousness. I am Old School and will not hold back when punishment is what you deserve; but I will never hold back my love for you either!

I wish I could be perfect, so that with you, I could never make a mistake. I wish I knew how to speak a little better, I wish I knew what to say all the time, I wish that everything that comes out of my lips comes out the right way; I wish I could decorate or even express myself better when you cross that line…I wish I could deal and react a little better when you disrespect me, when you disrespect this house, when you disrespect yourself and when you disrespect God. But I wish, above all but my God, that you could see my love for you.

Beloved sons and daughters, I can see you all doing great and mighty things for God; but I can also see the plan of the enemy to kill you, to destroy you and to steal every purpose of the Most High in you. My eyes are the eyes of a father; a father that prays for you, a father the watches over you and would gladly give his life for the realization of your greater purpose.

I want you to be prepared for the cruelty and the toughness of life; I want you standing when the blows of deception, frustration, tragedy, depression and betrayal come against your soul. I want to see you standing; I want you trained for what is coming; I want you victorious and in Heaven with me one day.

I will give you the Gospel, the only good thing in me. I will give you my hope and the un-describable confidence that in God all things are possible. Oh how I wish that I could be perfect for the sake of you!

Sorry when I fall short, sorry when I did not give you a good example, sorry for the times I was not able to fully cover my obvious humanity and my shame. But I am the father for you; make no mistake about that! Satan will not move me and intimidation will not change my path. I will guide you to the only One worthy of being called a Father; I will do my best to direct you to HIM.

I am indeed, a work in progress, but I am not running away from being a father. I am not whining about it and I am not trying to escape monthly payments. I proudly embrace the amazing joy of being your father.  Your destiny is more important than your feelings; but don’t think that I don’t care, when I hurt your feelings. I know this may sound tough; in a way, may be arrogant, but your wisdom has yet to catch up with mine. It will do you well to listen, it will bless your soul to obey. Nevertheless, you have the choice to do and say in your heart whatever you want. But for now I hope that you let me be your father.