Preachers Not Motivational Speakers


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What a delight is to listen to God’s voice directly in our secret places! That should be our priority. How beautiful is to hear brothers and sisters share a true message from God! How satisfying is to hear a teacher who clearly reveals the mysteries of the Word, those things that nobody considers and the deep things of Godly wisdom!

         How inspiring is to hear the whole counsel of my God; to be around people who do not just focus on one thing; people who understand that the Bible is so much more than just one doctrine, one testimony and one topic.

         How irritating and disgusting is to see ministers handling God’s Word carelessly and irresponsibly! Ministers without a vision, whom because of the lack of study of God’s Word, bring shame upon themselves and upon the Body. For the Scripture encourages us to “Study to shew thyself (Ourselves) approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

         Where is the fear of God? Do you think that you can stand in front of God’s people unprepared and not be held responsible for your laziness? For the Bible charges us with the responsibility of equipping God’s people.[1] The Apostle Paul tells Timothy the words that he is telling us today;

         “Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to    doctrine. 14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was   given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. 15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to  them, that your progress may be evident to all. 16 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this    you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” First         Timothy 4:13-16

         How irritating is to hear an unprepared preacher; who by what is coming out of his or her mouth are making it obvious that prayer and study was almost nonexistence through the week; perhaps through the months or even years. I count the minutes desiring for an end to the torture of listening to messages without salt and teachings without light; preacher who make the Word of God boring because of their own embrace to ignorance and low standards.

         Give me the Word, give me a message from heaven and must importantly, give me the chapter and verse that is able to back up your outrageous claims. We are preachers, bound by God’s Word; not motivational speakers bound by anything.

[1] “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:11-16 (KJV)

 

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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