Making America Great Again


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This is the fair question of an older black man, when was America great? The implication is that America was never great. The greatness of an individual, the greatness of a family and a town is not based on our own definitions; the greatness of a nation is found in God.

         America is flesh and like every other nation, flesh delights in evil and is always in opposition to God. That part of America produced the most evil events this world has ever seen.   America is soul, a selfish soul who followed her own will. This is the America that justifies evil or ignores it all together. The soul of America is sick and in need of restoration. But America is also spirit and in there she has found her greatest chapters; a spirit who was led by God and brought conviction to the soul to fix what obviously needed to be fixed. America moved forward, but unforgiveness and hate is sickening the soul; America is now angry and bitter.

         There is inly one way for you and me to be great, for our families to be great, our communities and yes… America to be great again. Psalm 33:12 tells us, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” (New King James Version)

         There is the greatness of America; in every righteous prayer, in tars of repentance, in a sincere cry for revival, in every life lost for the freedom of all people, in those who did not remain silent and condemned the injustices that society legally instituted against those who were different. America was great when they feared and trembled at the hands of an angry God (Psalm 7:11). The recognition that this God of love is also angry with the sinner sparked a life changing revival that became the fire that burns in the American conscience.

         I hope for America to become great again and if some want to argue that it was never great, then know that the expiration date on hope has not yet arrive.

 

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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