January 20, 2017


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“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

America is hurting, America is divided, America is angry and bitter. As we honor and pray for our new president, may us, God’s people, humble ourselves, seek his face and turn from our wicked ways. May the Lord hear our prayers, forgive our iniquity, transgressions and sin and heal our land. May the church come together under the banner of God’s Word, by the Spirit of God and under a blanket filled with Christ’s blood. May we all, as one nation, find ourselves under the shadow of God’s wing. May forgiveness be formed in our hearts and may we become, one family under God!

An Amazing Missionary Trip to México


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                  With my pastor Andrés Briceño Ruiz

       In nearly fifteen years, this was my forth trip to México. The first two times I went with Pastor José Bosque who introduced me to the area; the last two I have gone by myself. This trip, by far, was the most productive one; I stayed two weeks and I did not stayed in a fancy hotel, I actually stayed in a small little house across the street from the church that extended me the invitation, that is the Church Hermosa (The beautiful). I was able to preach more and in more churches and was able to receive more in terms of spiritual blessings than the previous three trips combine. I will talk about this a little later. I did not get tired, I did not loose my voice, even as I was singing and preaching constantly and, I did not get sick; praise God!

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            This is the casita; the Lord truly met me here!

       To start, the Lord gave me grace to finish my first Spanish book describing these four trips and the lessons learned alone the way. I am super excited about this book. I started the book on December 8th and finished on December 22th. I am already working of the first editing process… simply amazing! Over 23,000 words in two weeks? Glory to God! I wrote the majority of this book on the little casita (House). God met me there in a very special way! This book will be published in the beginning of next year.

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           This is the casita; the Lord truly met me there!

         I can say more about the things the Lord have me teach; apostolic teachings that were a blessing to the people; but I don’t want to focus on that. I want to focus on the fact that in México I found my spiritual father. I had known Andrés Briceño Ruiz for about fifteen years. I never saw him as son and he never saw me as a father just because I came from America. We have a sincere love and respect for each other. But going into México I knew that God had something for me; I knew that I was to learn some powerful lessons there.

         The Lord did not disappoint me; Pastor Andrés was truly a blessing and an instrument from God to speak some things into my life that were life changing. I am not saying that there are no problems in churches in other countries or that all about the American church is mess up, but there is something about ministering in a place where your only provision and your only doctor is truly God.

         I believe that many American pastors have gotten soft and comfortable. They don’t pray, they don’t seek a personal relationship with God and are minimizing the authority of God’s Word. Some are constantly pointing out what is wrong with the church, but offer no solutions what so ever. I believe that many are physically and spiritually out of shape, operating their churches like social clubs. They show an apparent success, but with no evidence of God’s anointing and no need for faith; everything seems to be a form of godliness with no evidence of power. Others, especially in the Pentecostal/Charismatic wing of the church are waiting for the next revival. They see revival as the thing that will have them do, what they should be doing already. In the process, they do very little!

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This is the building of La Hermosa Church. It is my prayer that this 
building be completed in 2017. We are committed and believe in this 
ministry enough to support this mission 100%.

         When we minister oversees we confuse the humility of these men and we look down on them, not realizing that many of them are actual true apostles who walk in power, wisdom and deep revelation of God’s Word. That was my experience with my good friend Pastor Andrés Briceño Ruiz. For years I have given up on truly having a spiritual father. It seems like the experience that I have had with a few of these, so call apostles, is that if I was not of some kind of benefit for them, they would act as if they did not even know me. I can’t even get a “Like” from them, from a Facebook post. It was all about them; they act like some kind of ruler or king over me. Others saw me as an equal and did not discern my need for a father. The Scripture shows that we have thousand of mentors, but not many father. (First Corinthians 4:15).

         The good news is that the Old Testament ends with the following promise,

“See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” Malachi 4:5-6 (NIV)

         Through a series of circumstances and confirmations, it became obvious to me, that Pastor Andrés was indeed my spiritual father, as he ministered to me like no other person in my life as a Christian. By the time I came to him to ask him to pastor me; his heart was already ready to do so and not only that, he had the confirmation from his own pastor.

         As of July 31 of this year I started a ministry at home; at this point is just my family and a couple of friends. Honestly, I am not interested in members or numbers; I am interested in making disciples. I am interested in the Great Commission and in actually establishing the Modus Operandi of the church clearly stated in Acts 2:42 “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (KJV)

         God is moving and doing amazing things amongst us. I am looking forward to next year and what the Lord will do. As of now, I am happy for the Lord’s mercies and blessings over my life. Looking forward now to my fifth missionary trip to México. This time, my wife will go with me.

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            This is the inside view of La Hermosa Church.

I Respect a Fighter!


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This guy ran in the primaries against 16 opponents. At least 10 of them were experienced and successful politician. This man ran against the Clinton and the Obama machine. All four former presidents, including the Bush machine came against him. This man survived scandals and the shameful voices of the past! His own party deserted him; Hollywood came against him; the press, the Republican and Democratic Party establishment came against him, even Fox News threw jabs against him. This man made some mistakes along the way, his mouth got him in trouble, his Tweets were used against him, he was ridiculed; the polls told us that he did not have a chance and STILL… he is now our president! I am a former street fighter, boxer and kick boxer… Donald Trump is a fighter and I respect that!

The Corrupt Media of the United States of America


Hillary is now on the hot seat as the FBI decided to reopen her investigation over some new findings; last week and the week before it was Trump on that same hot set. Politics today is no longer about ideas, hardcore policies, etc. it is all about exposing and bringing out dirt.

         All these October surprises are evidence of a corrupt press; they are manipulating information for the sake of ratings and for the sake of supporting their own candidates. I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of any objective news network in America. We want to talk about Hillary Clinton’s corruption and Trump lies, what about the media corruption? The press is trying to manipulate our minds, telling us how and what to think. Laws need to be change or, if laws are already in the books they need to be reinforce. This obvious bias MUST go!

         This media bias is what is indeed killing this nation because they have become instruments of lies. Fox, for example likes to use the slogan, “We report, you decide”, but that can’t be further from the truth when in the mix of their news they have Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly advancing their personal agendas. CNN slogan is “The most trusted name in news.” Are you serious? Who believes that?

         I encourage you to look at Hillary and Trump, look at their history, their record, what they said then and what they are saying now. Make a decision base on your own intelligent conclusions, not base on what your mother or grandmother say and most of all, not base on what the corrupt media of the United States is saying.

 

Re: The Release of my First Book


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Hello everyone, I am so excited about the release of my first book, Hope for the Divorcee: Forgiven and Moving Forward.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th is the day!!

The book will be available through amazon.

20% DISCOUNT for purchases made that Saturday and Sunday.

Visit us at, www.facebook.com/hopeforthedivorcee

10% of those proceeds will go to Fyndout Free Pregnancy Center, a nonprofit  organization in Fairbanks, Alaska.

All center services are offered FREE of charge to our clients:

– Pregnancy tests

– Medical verification of pregnancy

– First trimester limited ultrasounds

– Advocacy

– Parenting Classes

– Adoption information & referrals

– Community resource referrals

– Post abortion support & healing

– Material Goods, through “Earn While You Learn” program

– Emergency supply of baby food, formula, wipes, and diapers.

For more information on Findout Free Pregnancy Center visit them at, http://www.carenetfairbanks.com/ also find them on Facebook at, https://www.facebook.com/FyndoutFreePregnancyCenter/about/

 

 

 

 

10 Things I Look For in a Presidential Candidate


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  1. Spiritually speaking: I want a president who protects religious freedom.

  2. Morally speaking: I want a president who tells us the truth.

  3. Culturally speaking: I want a president with a record of loving and reaching out to ALL people. Real America is ALL OF US!

  4. Militarily speaking: I want a president who intelligently defends the interest of all Americans; not only against terrorism, but also from within.

  5. Fiscally speaking: I want a president who works hard and pays attention to the numbers that count as a vital aspect of his tangible legacy. Those numbers are, a strong economical growth, low unemployment, balance budgets and surpluses.

  6. Socially speaking: I want a president who has a record of passionately opposing abortion.

  7. Legally speaking: I want a president who respect the constitution and appoints Supreme Court judges who also honor and respect the constitution.

  8. Politically speaking: I want a president who keeps taxes low and fair, promotes entrepreneurship, and limits the size of government and government involvement in our lives.

  9. Intellectually speaking: I want a president who is smart; very smart; well read and knowledgeable of all the issues pertaining to his job; domestic and internationally.

  10. Casually speaking: I want a president who is spontaneous, who knows how to relate to ALL people, who knows how to inspire a nation and with a natural sense of humor.

 

Biblical Not Political


I am not blind to the historical atrocities, contradiction, arrogance, injustices and hypocrisy of America. What do you expect from this world system? But God’s ways are unchanging; we must not walk in bitterness, we must forgive, we must love our enemies and we must all embrace the ministry of reconciliation. As this nation sees the racial divide widening, our message must be biblical and not political!

For real answers meditate on these:

2 Corinthians 4:4
Hebrews 12:15
Colossians 3:13
Matthew 5:44
2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Hope for the Divorcee: Forgiven and Moving Forward


 

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Acknowledgments

I want to take this time to thank God, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I want to thank Mrs. Santana, one of my high school teachers, for allowing me to see that indeed, God gave me a gift to write.

I want to thank Pastor José Bosque for inviting me to write small articles for one of his websites. I want to thank Pastor Wallace who saw the good, the bad and the ugly in me but was always eager to encourage me to write.

I want to thank my wife Rayette Casiano for asking the question that provoked the writing of this book. I want to thank Frank Bennett for also being part of the inspiration to the writing of this book. I want to acknowledge the following people who, when asked for their opinions for a possible title for this book, they responded immediately: Dr. Michael L. Hadsall, Pastor Sandy Outlaw with whom I serve together in ministry, Pastor Jonathan Rissmiller, whom I consider not only a brother but a friend, Suzan L. Brown, Josué Ramos, Pastor Alex Meadows, Pastor Jeff Oden, senior pastor of the local church where I have the honor to currently serve as a teacher of God’s Word, Pastor Keith Kurber, whose middle name should be “Encouragement,” Chris Chestnut, Erika Harrison, Dr. John Russell, another dear brother who always encourages me to write, and Pastor Rochelle Olson.

Finally, I want to acknowledge one of my personal doctors, but most importantly, a friend, Dr. Michael Fitch. I consider many of our conversations priceless!

A Strange Process In Fairbanks


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It has been a strange process here in the golden heart city; closer to three years later it seems like God is taking me to a process of preparation and equipping and also a great conviction to finish some old projects I started years ago; two in particular. Finishing a real personal Music CD I started in Nashville, Tennessee and a book I started while residing in Jacksonville, Florida. The Lord told me this is the year of finishing what I started.

            I feel like I have been hiding for the last three years; from very active in ministry in North Carolina I am now not so active. Preached some in my local church, but lately not so much. I am working on one of two masters I would like to complete. A masters on Pastoral Counseling, later a masters in Apologetics and then, I hope to finish my doctorate; not sure in what.

            Perhaps Fairbanks saw my true retirement as a Martial Arts Instructor; I have absolutely no passion and absolutely no time to teach martial arts. I am considering however, for the sake of exercise, to engage in taking a new style of martial arts. Just thinking about for now!

            In December I am planning to go to Merida, Mexico. I can’t wait! My focus will be to minister at “Iglesia La Hermosa” with Pastor Andrés Briceño Ruiz, a good friend and a good brother.

            How long am I going to stay in Fairbanks? I don’t know! I am blessed to have my own business as a Care Coordinator with Fusion Care Coordination working with the elderly and people with special needs. This has provided the freedom to be able to control my time and focus more on my relationship with God and on these project I mentioned. Is all this a preparation to be eventually use here in Fairbanks? I don’t know either! But for now I take it one day at the time.

 

Can I get a Witness? Can I get an Amen? What About if You Just Preach the WORD


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I am getting old; with only a few weeks away from my 48th  birthday I am noticing that certain things are irritating me more than what they used to.

         The styles of preaching or, I should say, the insisting on preaching in certain style, is irritating to me. I feel that it takes away from the seriousness on the Word of God. I am all for passion in preaching and teaching, but when all black preachers sound the same; when all Puertorrican preachers sound like the late Yiye Ávila and when all Pentecostal preachers sound like TD Jakes, something is wrong.

         I say, be yourself, pray, study, seek the Father, learn to flow with the Holy Ghost, listen to the voice of the Father and give the people what God wants you to give them at that particular space and time.

         I am not going to ask for a witness or for anybody to give me an amen concerning what I am teaching and/or preaching; but I am going to do my best to give you the Word. Beloved, it is the Word that God will confirm, not our styles.

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”

2 Timothy 4:1-2New King James Version (NKJV)