Is God’s Kingdom Already Here?


         The topic of the Kingdom of God was the focus of a great message on my local church by my dear brother and fellow elder, Professor Eric Nichols. His message provoked and challenged me to come home and study further.

         I believe that when you preach or teach a message that provokes you to study, that is a successful sermon or teaching; so I want to first acknowledge and thank God for my brother Eric.

     When speaking about the kingdom, we are faced with having to explain what our relationship with this world is. They have a kingdom, the kingdom of darkness and we, as Christians, are a part of a different kingdom, the kingdom of God.[1]

         Are we already in position to rule and reign over this world? The Bible tells us that we are living in the days of the gentiles. Luke 21:23-24 paints a very painful picture.

“But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (KJV)

        The times of the gentiles indicates that these are not favorable times for God’s people; it indicates that this planet is run by the kingdom of darkness, not by the kingdom of God. How else can you explain this bathroom controversy? Do I really have to work hard in trying to convince you that this world is going crazier? Do you not get the sense that the good is being called bad and the bad is being called good?[2]

         We already know who the god of this world system is, Satan.[3] We also know his job description of killing, stealing and destruction.[4] Jesus clearly states that we are not of this world.[5] Paul tells us in Romans 12:2 not to be conform to the pattern of this world. Furthermore, James tells us that if we become friends of the world, we become enemies of God.[6]

        So are we to live our lives as if we are allergic to the world? Are we to totally disconnect from them and never reach out to anybody outside of our family in Christ?

To be continued…



[1] Colossians 1:13

[2] Isaiah 5:20

[3] 2 Corinthians 4:4

[4] John 10:10

[5] John 17:16

[6] James 4:4

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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