"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
The Kingdom and God’s Will
We can help to feed a hungry person, but only God can eradicate hunger. We can sign new treaties in the Middle East; but only God can bring peace. We can enforce laws against violence, but only God can change the heart of man. We can reach out to the poor, but no matter what we do, they will always be among us (Matthew 26:11).
We have the resources to change the world in one day. God has already provided all that is needed for us to do so. We can truly make this planet a better place for all of us to live and share. However, this earth will never change without God and His ways totally implemented on this earth. As long as God’s Kingdom is not established here as it is in heaven and as long as God’s will is not man’s priority, we will, as the society of the world, continue in our decay. Matthew 6:9-10 tells us,
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. King James Version (KJV)
We can help and do good works for others for James tells us that faith without works is dead, but we must humble ourselves before God. 2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us,
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. King James Version (KJV)
We need to recognized that God is above all of us “Our Father which art in heaven…”
We must recognize that before we ask God for anything we must worship HIM. “…Hallowed be thy name.”
We must learn to humble ourselves “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways…” As we humble ourselves we then ask God for two things, for his Kingdom to be established and for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. That means that we are praying that His will be done without resistance. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
The result of this kind of prayer is exciting; we are talking about forgiveness of sin and the healing of our land. “…then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
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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