Víctimas o Vencedores


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Para comenzar quiero establecer que nosotros como Cristianos no somos víctimas. El vernos como víctimas es una directa contradicción a las Escrituras. El no ser víctimas no significa ausencia de sufrimiento; el sufrimiento es garantizado.[1]En 2 de Timoteo 4:7-8 el Apóstol Pablo nos habló de la batalla que el peleó durante su vida como Cristiano. El Salmo 34:19 nos dice que “Muchos son los males del justo, pero de todos ellos lo librará el SEÑOR.” (Reina Valera Actualizada 2015) Entendemos que esta vida no es fácil para el Cristiano; mas el énfasis no puede ser el sufrimiento, sino el poder de Dios para echarnos adelante.

            Apocalipsis 12:11 nos dice, “Y ellos lo han vencido por causa de la sangre del Cordero y de la palabra del testimonio de ellos, porque no amaron sus vidas hasta la muerte.” (RVA 2015) Todo Cristiano tiene record de sobrevivencia. No hay necesidad de vencer si no pasamos por la batalla. No es que buscamos pelea es que la pelea viene a nosotros. Acordémonos de que el diablo viene a robar, matar y a destruir (Juan 10:10), por eso es que él es nuestro enemigo. Hermanos, esto nos es un juego, tenemos un enemigo con el cual no hay posibilidad de reconciliación y el cual carece de amor y de misericordia; él se deleita en la maldad… en las mentiras, en los robos y en los asesinatos.

            La palabra Vencedores en Apocalipsis 12:11 es la palabra Griega “Nike” que significa Victoria.[2]Los famosos zapatos “Nike” sacaron el nombre de la Biblia. Hermanos, en el 2018 quizás pasaste por un divorcio, quizás perdiste un ser querido, quizás fuiste diagnosticado con cáncer, quizás perdiste tu trabajo, quizás sufriste traición o quizás cometiste tu más grande y bochornoso error. No pierdas tu fe en Dios, arrepiéntete de tus pecados, perdona a los que te traicionaron y dale tus lágrimas a Dios. Al comenzar del año 2019, agárrate de esta promesa,  “…en todas estas cosas somos más que vencedores por medio de aquel que nos amó.”  Romanos 8:37 (RCA 2015)

[1]2 Corintios 1:3-4, 1 Pedro 5:10, Romanos 5:3-4, Romanos 8:18, Salmo 34:19 y muchos otros.

[2]Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament(Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2000).

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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