Can I get a Witness? Can I get an Amen? What About if You Just Preach the WORD


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I am getting old; with only a few weeks away from my 48th  birthday I am noticing that certain things are irritating me more than what they used to.

         The styles of preaching or, I should say, the insisting on preaching in certain style, is irritating to me. I feel that it takes away from the seriousness on the Word of God. I am all for passion in preaching and teaching, but when all black preachers sound the same; when all Puertorrican preachers sound like the late Yiye Ávila and when all Pentecostal preachers sound like TD Jakes, something is wrong.

         I say, be yourself, pray, study, seek the Father, learn to flow with the Holy Ghost, listen to the voice of the Father and give the people what God wants you to give them at that particular space and time.

         I am not going to ask for a witness or for anybody to give me an amen concerning what I am teaching and/or preaching; but I am going to do my best to give you the Word. Beloved, it is the Word that God will confirm, not our styles.

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”

2 Timothy 4:1-2New King James Version (NKJV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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