The Blessing of Repentance


Dramatic religious photo illustration of Good Friday and Easter Sunday Morning reflecting a prayerful moment of silence with a silhoutted person bowing his head, a warm sunrise rises over a foggy lake, and three crosses on a hill reflected in the water as well.
Dramatic religious photo illustration of Good Friday and Easter Sunday Morning reflecting a prayerful moment of silence with a silhoutted person bowing his head, a warm sunrise rises over a foggy lake, and three crosses on a hill reflected in the water as well.

I believe that part of our problem is that we do not want to change. Deep inside our hearts we are very please with the way we are. We have a very good assessment of who we turn out to be and a narrative of life that covers us alone the way. To make matters worst, many times Jesus is not even a part of that narrative, if that is the case then your heart is filled with pride.

         What makes us proud is not necessarily the way we talk, the way we walk, the clothing we wear, the car we drive or the house we live in. What makes us proud is the idea that we do not need to change; therefore, what we are really communicating is that we do not need God.

         Look at presidential candidate Donald Trump; he stated that he does not have a need for repentance; he just move on and try to make things better, he said. He added that if he does things right there is no need to repent of anything. That sounds good, however it is not Biblical.

         The Bible tells us that we are all guilty, that we all sin and there is not even one that is good. But folks like Donald Trump feel like they are good people. The world is filled with people who think that way. It is extremely difficult to minister to people with this mindset. Which is the reason why today’s days, the Gospel is so rejected. That is the reason why in many churches they preach about many things, but never about the need for repentance. Preaching repentance is the worst sermon you can preach to prideful people.

         The problem is that without repentance we can’t enter God’s Kingdom. God accept you the way you are, but you must repent for who you have been and you must receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord.

         The Bible tells us that Repentance is a good thing; it is indeed God’s goodness that leads us into repentance (Romans 2:4). May the Lord help us to search our hearts today, to walk in humility and to receive the blessing of repentance.

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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