Living Alaska: The Show


Living Alaska

Wow, I just have to write this short note, people are sending us messages on Facebook about our appearance on the show Living Alaska. That was one week of hard work for a 20-minute show. Thank you for all for the messages and kind words. God bless you all!

Click here to watch episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWF4HDOkNgk&noredirect=1

¿Estás Listo Para el Rapto?


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Durante las últimas semanas el mundo entero ha puestos sus ojos en la desaparición del vuelo MH370. Las más poderosas naciones del  mundo se han unido al esfuerzo masivo de encontrar este avión y contestar la innumerable lista de preguntas.

            ¿Se imaginan ustedes como será el día del rapto de la Iglesia? La Biblia nos dice,

16 Porque el mismo Señor con aclamación, con voz de arcángel, y con trompeta de Dios, descenderá del cielo; y los muertos en Cristo resucitarán primero:

17 Luego nosotros, los que vivimos, los que quedamos, juntamente con ellos seremos arrebatados en las nubes á recibir al Señor en el aire, y así estaremos siempre con el Señor.

18 Por tanto, consolaos los unos á los otros en estas palabras. I Tesalonicenses 4:16-18 (RVA)

 

      Muchos, lamentablemente, predican en contra de la futura existencia de este monumental evento conocido como “El rapto”. Yo creo en el rapto o arrebatamiento de la Iglesia por que está en la Biblia. En Primera de Corintios 15:52 la Biblia nos dice,

 

En un momento, en un abrir de ojo, á la final trompeta; porque será tocada la trompeta, y los muertos serán levantados sin corrupción, y nosotros seremos transformados. (RVA)

 

La pregunta para ti es muy sencilla, ¿Estás listo para el rapto?

Para más información sobre los últimos tiempos, https://angelcasiano.com/category/estaremos-en-los-ultimos-tiempos/

 

A Word for the Head of a Rebellious Home


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34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 10:34-39 (NKJV)

 

I strongly believe that we are in the historical and prophetic center of the realization of these words. Beloved, as I heard said so many times, Christianity is free, but it will cost you everything.

      God is a jealous God and HE will not take second place in our hearts. These Bible verses will become a reality when God’s people become passionate about God’s holiness.

      But this word is specifically to the Men of God who are pursuing God’s holiness. This word is for the head of a rebellious home.

      Your whole family will indeed become your worst enemy when you start establishing that you and your house will serve the Lord. When you tell your daughters that they will not be dressed like prostitutes, when you tell them that they will not be dating. When you tell your children the truth about God’s holiness. When you tell your family we will not be watching that movie and we will not listen to that garbage… oh yes, if your family is a spiritual family they will love you, but if they are a unspiritual bunch they will indeed become your worst enemy.

      At that hour, let your wife and children rebel against God and against you; do not compromise. Keep loving and keep holding on to the truth. Loving our family more than God will disqualify us from God’s promises. It is a rejection to Him and a direct disrespect against you as the man of God in that house. If they do rebel against, you don’t be surprise, people curse God and reject Him every day. Stay strong! Keep praying, keep loving, keep trying and don’t loose hope.

Neither You Or I Are Good


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At the beginning of 2009 a co-worker called me in my office and told me that he had a Word from the Lord for me. I was so excited to hear that because I really needed to hear from God. He spoke to me about that great blessing I was going to receive that year.

         Well, March went by, April went by, we were now in the heart of the summer and I could not see that blessing my co-worker told me about it. October was here now and still no sign of that amazing blessing. By November I started realizing something; I was face to face with the nastiness of my own heart. By December I realize that receiving a revelation of the nastiness of my heart was one of my greatest blessings.

         See, when we walk around, thinking that we are good we are contradicting God’s Word. This is what the Word tells us,

 

10 As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; 11 There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God. 12 They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”  Romans 3:10-12 (NKJV)

 

            In 2009 I was able to see that I was not righteous, that I had very little understanding of the things of God, that I was not really seeking Him like I should and that I was not really as good of a person as I pictured myself to be. I can say the same thing about me today; if there is anything good in me is the Spirit of God in me.

            Jesus did not allow the rich young man to call Him good. In Mark 10:17-18 we see the following,

17 Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”

18 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. (NkJV)

 

            If Jesus did not accept the title of good, even as He was indeed good, who are we to call ourselves good? The quicker I die to myself the closer I get to His righteousness, His understanding, His love and His goodness. The dying process is what I fight daily…Help me Jesus!

Stretching our Thinking


“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 (NKJV)

 

The issue of staying in the Word is more than just reading the Word everyday; it is applying the Word for the circumstances of life we face. If you so easily and without conviction fill your soul with anxiety over every little uncomfortable situation you face in life, then your reading and studying of God’s Word is doing very little for you.  That is not because the Word is not powerful, but because you chose to go as far as just listening. Without the application of God’s Word you are just entertaining your intellect with knowledge for the sake of knowledge, but without any intention of changing your thinking.

            On the other hand, the issue of not denying Jesus must be explored also. Many will never say, “I deny Jesus”, however, with their actions, they constantly do. When we openly and publicly engage in words, activities and behaviors that are contrary to God’s Word we are indeed denying Jesus. In Mathew 10:32-33 Jesus tells us,

32 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. (NKJV)

            How can we effectively confess Christ, but openly deny His Word? Impossible; Jesus is the Word. Confessing is more than just what is coming out of our mouth, it is our heart, it is our thinking and it is our behavior.

            The Word of God is true, it’s all truth and it was written for us to follow. The Word represents the Way of the Lord. His way is better, indescribably better, than ours. The word challenges us to go beyond just listening; we must do. The Word also challenges us to go beyond just speaking the Word. The greatest accusation against we Christians is that we are a bunch of hypocrites. That is because they see a contradiction between our confession and our behavior.

            It is time for us, as God’s people, to realize that there is more of God that we need to get a hold of, and that there is more of us that must change.  I invite you to stretch your thinking and go beyond the walls of what you know, and go into the unlimited possibilities of a life sold-out to God’s will.

 

Dios te Conoce


Muchas nos encontramos en situaciones en donde nos queremos dar a conocer. Ya sea en el trabajo queriendo que el jefe note nuestro esfuerzo, quizás un proyecto personal que queremos presentar al mundo, una invención o en la sociedad en general. Hay un grito en el corazón del hombre por ser alguien y por hacer la diferencia.

      A veces, en nuestras ambiciones, buscamos el ser conocidos y notados por personas que han alcanzado cierto grado de éxito. Queremos utilizarlos como trampolines que nos lancen al éxito. Mas hoy quiero que prestes atención a las palabras del salmista David,

Jehová, tú me has examinado y conocido.

Tú has conocido mi sentarme y mi levantarme.
Has entendido desde lejos mis pensamientos.

Has escudriñado mi andar y mi reposo,
y todos mis caminos te son conocidos,

pues aún no está la palabra en mi lengua
y ya tú, Jehová, la sabes toda.

Detrás y delante me rodeaste,
y sobre mí pusiste tu mano.

Tal conocimiento es demasiado maravilloso para mí;
¡alto es, no lo puedo comprender!

Salmo 139:1-6

(Reina Valera 1995)

Basic Characteristics of a True Revival


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This is a short note about revival. We hear this word being abuse so much. We call a little one-week conference, a charismatic service where the Spirit move some and an unusual service, REVIVAL. But I want you to know that revival is so much bigger and that even as we all should believe God for a great revival, we need to stop over-exaggerating stuff that is not even close to what a true revival is. When we do that we not only fool ourselves, but we also deceive God’s people. So here are some basic characteristics I have seen concerning this topic. In a true revival we see,

  1. An overwhelming spirit of repentance.

  2. An unusual hunger for God’s glory.

  3. Personal long times of prayer. People actually develop a prayer life.

  4. Personal transformations and Community impact; it brings about personal, social and cultural change.

  5. Different denominations coming together.

  6. Great number of people getting save.

  7. Physical and emotional healing.

  8. Creative miracles.

  9. Signs and wonders.

10. No room for racism. (Everybody see each other by the Spirit)

11. A true family of believers; they have close relationships outside of the Sundays services.

12. A place where the doors of the church are constantly open for gatherings. In Azusa they had three services every single day for over three years. That is because the demand for spiritual and physical healing was great. You can’t claim to have a revival and all you have going is your regular Sunday Service and your Mid-Week Bible Study.

13. A place where the Holy Spirit has total control; no agendas of men are able to stand.

14. Persecution from the world and man-made religion. The devil hates revival and it will come against it!

I hope these characteristics help you so that you don’t be fooled by false claims of revival.

Sunday Service Priority


The primary reason we come together on Sundays is to worship God together. We must make time to fellowship with one another and we must make time to minister to one another the rest of the week. But on Sundays, everything about the service must point at God’s glory, at His manifested presence, his greatness, His power, His love and every quality about Him found in Scripture. It is not about us or about how to live, is about Him. He is the focus not us or anything about us.

Through bible studies, special conference, Sunday School, Wednesday Service, Home Groups and fellowships we can learn how to live holy lives, but our Sunday Gathering should be all about God. This does not mean that we ignore Him the rest of the week. All I am saying is that the focus of our Sunday teaching should be about who God is and not about what we are lacking.

If we are going to learn anything else on Sundays it ought to be how to worship Him and how to bring about His glory in our midst. Out of these kind of gatherings and what takes place in our secret places we strengthen our spiritual man for God’s glory and for the service of others.