Everybody has an opinion, but when it comes down to the ultimate destine of our souls, don’t you want to be sure? As I look at some folks around me, some love ones; those I know from my childhood and beyond, I see one pattern. They all believe in God, but they have a 911 kind of relationship with God. Outside of the times of trouble, God is not even a consideration. They don’t even ponder on the reality that God is worthy to be praise, that we must worship God and that we must trust him.
I am asking you two questions: 1) If you die today, what is your final destination? Don’t tell me you don’t care. You are still wearing a mask, some of you guys are wearing two masks and a face shield, even when you are by yourself in your car you are masked up, you are still social distancing and you have not hug anybody, not even your own mama in over a year. So, don’t tell me you don’t care about death. The second question is even more profound, 2) in what you based the answer to the first question?
Jesus tells us, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” John 3:3 (NIV) In John 14:6 Jesus also tells us, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (NIV)
Beloved, in order to be a part of the Kingdom of God’s family we must be born again, and we must remember that nobody goes to the Father unless they go through Jesus. In Christianity you can’t have it your way; as a matter fact, Christianity encourages us to die to self (Matthew 16:25). Christianity is not about exalting self; there is no room for arrogance… NONE! We live to give glory to God (First Corinthians 10:31). In the things of God, we don’t establish our own conditions; those conditions are established by God and God alone. I hope you start meditating in these questions before is too late.
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. On June 8th 2021 Angel started his home church, not as a starting point, but as a closer way to how the church is suppose to look like according to Scripture.
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