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Professor Manuel Hernández
Essays Collection

Address: : 2012 Ernest St. Kissimmee, Florida 34741

Manuel Hernandez was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York in 1963. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and finished a Master�s in Education from Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) in the Bronx in 1994. He has coordinated symposiums, produced and coordinated television interviews on the literature written by Puerto Rican and Latino/a writers from the Diaspora. He has done numerous presentations, workshops and seminars on how to integrate latino/a literature in the English classroom. In 2014, he participated in a TedxTalk (Connections) at Southern New Hampshire University. He is the author of three books, , Latino/a Literature in the English Classroom (Editorial Plaza Mayor, 2003), The Birth of a Rican (Imprenta Sifre. 2008) and Living the Kingdom with purpose (Imprenta Sifre, 2013). He is a Language Arts teacher at Osceola School District in Florida.

Living the Kingdom (10)
By Manuel Hernandez-Carmona copyright 2008

There is a big difference between talking about the kingdom and living it on a day to day basis. The kingdom of God is a place where peace, justice, joy and authority in the Spirit reign. There are no kickbacks, comebacks and/or shortcuts in the kingdom. When the young Jesus sat down with the elders and wise men of the Jewish temple, he thought that it was His Father’s Time, but it took another eighteen years before the kingdom of God came before Him (God’s Purpose).

Joseph shared God’s blueprint for his life with his brothers and parents, but it was God’s Purpose that he acknowledge and cherish it not share it before it was time for him to live the kingdom. His processes embarked him on a journey that eventually sent him as steward of the most powerful man of his time. It is not about being passive but pro-active in God’s design. Joseph’s revelation beforehand cost him a process, yet he never became passive and always knew that in due time God’s vision for his life would come to be.

This is God’s Time for the Abrahams, Josephs, Davids, Ruths, Esthers, Daniels, Peters and Pauls of the modern era to take their place in God’s Kingdom. God’s children are called to reign in their families, neighborhoods, cities, workplaces and nations. Abraham was so powerful that he was feared by queens and kings alike. David is the only one referred to as King David in the genealogical family tree of the Son of God. Living the kingdom is about making the difference in the micro but understanding that the blueprint was made for you to fulfill God’s Purpose in the macro.

The kingdom of God is an eternal and supernatural experience only lived by those who not only recognize Jesus as Lord and Savior but practice his principles every day. This is that time! You were chosen to go beyond traditional structures. But it is not up to Him. He already made you according to His image and liking. He wants His children to have a personal relationship with Him. Don’t be deceived by the times; it was always in times of crisis that God sent his children to reign. Fasten your seat belts and prepare yourself for the journey to God’s throne.