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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eternity

Many people ask why a person who ends up in a tormenting hell must be there for eternity. Some time ago, I thought of this subject. This is what God had impressed on me. The whole universe is so enormous that it is difficult to comprehend. Are you able to imagine the enormity of the universe with its galaxies, planets, and other objects contained in it including space? Do we even have a mathematical word for such a number of galaxies and planets?

Yet, God is still much bigger than our whole universe. With our finite minds, if we can come close to understanding how BIG and INFINITE our God is, then we would realize that if one rejected or rebelled against God, eternity in hell would not be enough to pay for their sins. Sadly, most of humanity has not come close to figuring out the purpose of their lives including many Christians. Our purpose in life is God Himself. We are made in His image therefore, our purpose is Him. Life is not about things + (plus) God. Life is God whether we have things or not. Grace is given not so we can have things plus God but it is given so we can find God minus the things that have kept us in bondage.

If even eternity is not enough to pay for the sins against an Infinite eternal God, then how are any of us saved?

God is not only eternal but HE OWNS eternity and He paid it with Himself. Since there is nothing greater or more valuable than God Himself, the payment was perfect and in FULL through Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 2:1-3 SINCE ALL this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away.2 For if the message given through angels [the Law spoken by them to Moses] was authentic and proved sure, and every violation and disobedience received an appropriate (just and adequate) penalty,3 How shall we escape [appropriate retribution] if we neglect and refuse to pay attention to such a great salvation [as is now offered to us, letting it drift past us forever]? For it was declared at first by the Lord [Himself], and it was confirmed to us and proved to be real and genuine by those who personally heard [Him speak].

Therefore brethren, believe on to the Lord with your life and not merely with your lips. Possess the biblical Obedient Fear of God so His Wisdom and Light may be poured down onto you so the eyes and ears of your heart may be opened. I speak the seven fold of the Holy Spirit over you. Fire of God!

Isaiah 11:2 (AMP) And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him--the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord--

Psalm 103:11 (AMP) For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great are His mercy and loving-kindness toward those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him.

Malachi 3:16-18 (AMP) Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name.17And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.18Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.

Fire of God!
God bless you all
Steve Yong Kim

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

GOD REQUIRES FULL OBEDIENCE

“Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiates 12:13

I asked Him, “Daddy, what about those pastors, priests, and other people who gave their whole life to You, serving You, but doesn’t obey You fully?” And He answered, “If they truly gave their life to Me, if they are really serving Me, they must obey Me fully and not just partly.”

After He said this, I admitted to Him that I don’t understand. I thought to myself, “Daddy, will You not acknowledge the other good things that people do by serving You?” He was silent but He made me remember the story of King Saul in the Bible.

Daddy God made me remember how His servant King Saul failed to obey His commands fully. Saul had been given specific instructions by God to destroy the Amalekites (men, women, infants, animals, etc.) and not to spare anyone of them. Saul destroyed the people of Amalek. But he decides that perhaps it would be wise to spare a few things; like King Agag, the best of the sheep, the oxen, and "all that was good" (I Sam 15:9). The word of the LORD came to Samuel, "I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not performed my commandments." When Samuel, the priest, comes to Saul, Saul greets him by saying "Blessed be you to the LORD. I have performed the commandment of the Lord." Saul thought that He obeyed God’s commands but the truth is He did not obeyed fully. He spared some sheep and offered it to the LORD as burnt offerings. He also spared the King of Amalekites.

 Many of us are like King Saul who go on our own way thinking that we are pleasing God by our own decisions without His permission. When God gave us commands, we must obey Him fully without subtracting or adding anything from what He says.

“Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD? Why did you pounce on the spoil and do what was evil in the sight of the LORD?" And Saul said to Samuel, "I have obeyed the voice of the LORD. I have gone on the mission on which the LORD sent me. I have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I have devoted the Amalekites to destruction. But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the best of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the LORD your God in Gilgal." And Samuel said, "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king." 1 Samuel 15:19-23



Daddy God rejected King Saul for not obeying His commands. This may not only apply for Saul but for all of us. If we reject the Word of the Lord, if we reject His commands, He will also reject us no matter how long we are serving Him, how many good things we have done in His Name or how many sacrifices we have offered for Him because He said that “To obey is better than sacrifice.”

Daddy God requires full obedience. Most people think that full obedience is an impossible thing for humans. But the Bible says, "With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26. "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." Philippians 4:13. "Now thanks be unto God, which always cause us to triumph in Christ." 2 Corinthians 2:14. "He that abides in me, and I in him, bring forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." John 15:5. "If ye be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land." Isaiah 1:19. We cannot obey God with our own power. It is through Jesus who gives us strength that makes us able to obey Him despite hardships. We must ask God to give us strength!

“Obey now the voice of the LORD in what I say to you, and it shall be well with you, and your life shall be spared.” Jeremiah 38:20.

Daddy God sees everything we do and hears everything we say. Yes, the Lord Jesus offers forgiveness for our sins, but there are still deadly consequences for breaking God's commandments. Many Christians say that to obey God's commandments is legalism. Yet Jesus said if you really love God, you'll do what He asks. So is obedience legalism?

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.' Matthew 7:21-23

And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments." Matthew 19:17.


ALL GLORY TO GOD!

-Daddy’s girl

Monday, November 28, 2011

Lord, enlarge my border

1 Chronicles 4:10 "Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! And God granted his request."

"Enlarge my border," Jabez cried out to God. Many people are familiar with the book of the "Prayer of Jabez." If we ask God to enlarge our border, what would the motive be for us asking?  Is it just to have the ability to pay our debt so we can get into more debt? Are we asking for our own purpose and material blessings? As you see in the last sentence, God granted his request.

Do you need healing? Are you drowning in debt? Do you need your family restored? Does God not want to heal you? Does He not want to get rid of the bondage of debt from you? Does He not want your family restored?

As the economy deteriorates, I see many Christians crying out to God for help. God will use such circumstances for His purpose. I hope we have the wisdom to have the eyes and ears of our hearts open to see His purpose and plan. May His Light flood your heart so that you may be able to discern His divine Will.

Perhaps, healing, financial breakthrough, and the restoration of family will come when conditions are met. What conditions you ask? Perhaps, God is waiting for FULL SURRENDER from you. He will use such circumstances to squeeze (discipline/chastise) those He love. Perhaps, when we decide to fulfill our vows and promises made to Him, He will answer our prayers. Perhaps, if we start to truly live for His Kingdom instead of our own personal kingdoms, He can start to answer our prayers. Perhaps, if we ask Him to bless us so we can INCREASE His Kingdom and Ministry, He will answer.

Why are we asking for help? Are we asking for help for "self preservation" or for the enlargement of HIS KINGDOM and GLORY? Why would we want our borders enlarged? Are you sure you want the added responsibility to SERVE HIM? If you seek to enlarge your own borders for your own comfort or pride, do not think your prayers will be answered.

James 4:1-3 (AMP)WHAT LEADS to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members?2You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfulfilled; [so] you become murderers. [To hate is to murder as far as your hearts are concerned.] You burn with envy and anger and are not able to obtain [the gratification, the contentment, and the happiness that you seek], so you fight and war.  YOU DO NOT HAVE, BECAUSE YOU DO NOT ASK. [I John 3:15.]3 [Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because YOU ASK WITH WRONG PURPOSE AND EVIL, selfish motives. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures.

I have seen some of His people prosper because they had made a vow to Him. But yet they do not fulfill their vows. Do not think God will not come to collect. He will come to collect for He will NOT BE MOCKED!

Job 1:21 (AMP) And said, Naked (without possessions) came I [into this world] from my mother's womb, and naked (without possessions) shall I depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed (praised and magnified in worship) be the name of the Lord!

Scripture says He will grant you whatever you ask in His name so that the Father may be Glorified and extolled through the Son. He will grant you as you LOVE HIM by obeying His commands. Therefore brethren, OBEY HIM so He may grant you your prayers that is according to His Will and Glory.

John 14:13-15 (AMP) And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as [a]presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.14[Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as [b]presenting all that I AM].15If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.

Breakthrough do not always come overnight. They may take years as He continues to test you and your faith. Fully Surrender to HIM so that He may enlarge your borders and keep you away from evil for HIS GLORY and FOR HIS PURPOSE AND PLAN.

God bless
Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
November 28, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tested

Why does God test us? Why does He test us after we accept Jesus?  Why do we humans test anything? We test it for its authenticity. Shouldn't we be tested if our hearts truly believe besides just our mouths confessing and professing?

God will test us all. God will test us to prove us. You may not only be tested in your abundance but in your lack or vice verse.

Psalm 11:5 The Lord tests and proves the [unyieldingly] righteous, but His soul abhors the wicked and him who loves violence.

Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; test my heart and my mind.

Jeremiah 9:7 Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: Behold, I will melt them [by the process of affliction to remove the dross] and test them, for how else should I deal with the daughter of My people?

Zechariah 13:8-9(AMP)And in all the land, says the Lord, two-thirds shall be cut off and perish, but one-third shall be left alive.9And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined and will test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will hear and answer them. I will say, It is My people; and they will say, The Lord is my God.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves [ not Christ]. Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you--UNLESS YOU ARE [COUNTERFEITS] DISAPPROVED ON TRIAL AND REJECTED?

1 Peter 1:6-7 (AMP)[You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations,7 So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27(AMP)Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours. 25Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither.26Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary.27But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [NOT STAND THE TEST, BE UNAPPROVED AND REJECTED AS A COUNTERFEIT].

Ask the Lord to search your hearts and to examine you brethren. May you run the race to completion receiving your prize.

Fire of God!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Static or Dynamic?

You are either a static Christian or a dynamic Christian by your own choice. Do not blame God for your circumstances. Power has been granted to you through prayer. But how many Christians are really praying Christians? How many are really moving dynamically in and by the SPIRIT of the LORD? Are you an old wine sack or a new wine sack? Are you able to discern and receive God's fresh revelations?

IF we are really growing in HIM then should we not become more spiritual beings? Should we not be thinking of eternal things rather than carnal things? Should we not bring the Kingdom of God upon us and around others.

2 Corinthians 4:18 (AMP) Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.

Luke 10:9(AMP) And heal the sick in it and say to them, The kingdom of God has come close to you.

Luke 11:20 (AMP) But if I drive out the demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has [already] come upon you.

Luke 17:21(AMP) Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you].

IF you are a child of God, then believe by fully surrendering and drawing close to Hm so you may exercise your authority. God has another word for a static Christian.

Revelation 3:15-16 (AMP)I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!16So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!

Ask the Lord to put the biblical Fear of God in you so wisdom may be poured down.

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What is your Goliath? By Yoojin Kim

Goliath and the Philistines had gathered their army at Socoh which belonged to Judah. They had gathered on the land of God's people. Today, many of God's people have been hindered as their spiritual land have been taken over and occupied by the enemy. Goliath represented their great fear. Goliath was blocking the flow of God's blessing and power. But once that great fear and authority was crumbled and overcome, the rest of the enemy's soldiers fell in line.

With shouting, they pursed with great confident. They drove the enemy from the land and God's people plundered their belongings. Goliath was the enemy's "MIGHTY CHAMPION" who appeared so fearful and unbeatable. But with God's help and David's choice to stand up and fight, David courageously in faith destroyed Goliath.

Do you have a "MIGHTY CHAMPION" of the enemy in your life that is preventing you from moving forward and growing spiritually in Him? God is waiting for you. Make a choice today to fight and crumble down your greatest fear or bondage in your life. Once your choice is made, God's power will be granted to you. Regain and occupy what has been lost. Once your biggest fear crumbles, the rest of the obstacles will not be so hard for you to overcome. God bless!

1 Samuel 17:45, 49-53 Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied. 49 David put his hand into his bag and took out a stone and slung it, and it struck the Philistine, sinking into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck down the Philistine and slew him. But no sword was in David's hand.51 So he ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath, and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their MIGHTY CHAMPION was dead, they fled.52 And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath and the gates of Ekron. So the wounded Philistines fell along the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron.53 The Israelites returned from their pursuit of the Philistines and plundered their tents.

Fire of God
Yoojin Kim
November 21, 2011

How much Power does a drop of water have?

Staying and abiding in Christ can seem so heavy and difficult at times as the weight of life and our circumstances seem to hinder our spiritual walk. It can feel impossible or hopeless as it can feel we have to climb an impossible mountain. The enemy will use your sin and guilt to make you distance yourself from God. Just as when Adam and Eve had sinned, they hid from God.

It is in these moments, we must repent, pray, and come back into the light. It is in these moments, we must make a choice to fight instead of feeling guilty and continuing in our sin or weaknesses. There are too many like Adam and Eve who are hiding from God attempting to worship Him from a distance. They are too many like Adam and Eve who are acknowledging God only from a distance. There are too many who come to church to worship Him in silence because of their guilt. Free from you guilt by repenting and forsaking your sin! Come, cry out, and worship Him without restraint.

You say it is too hard? To change the shape of a rock with a drip of water, it may at first appear impossible. A drop of water by itself appears to be powerless. However, if you continuously drip water onto a rock, within time, those individuals drops of water will have accumulated enough POWER to change the shape of the rock. What seemed impossible is now possible.

When you first start to pray, it may seem there is no power or affect. Yes, that can be true as the enemy is attempting to block your prayers from reaching the throne. Was not not the angel dispatched to Daniel blocked for 21 days to come with an answer for Daniel?

Your prayer may feel like a drop of water which has no power at first. But if you continue to shoot your prayers up, those prayers will be like continuous drops of water. They will within time BREAKTHROUGH as the angels gather your prayers for God. BE RELENTLESS!!!! Do you NOT realize we are at WAR?

In heaven, your prayers are tangible which can be gathered. They will be used with the incense of heaven to offer to God. In fact, in Rev 5:8, scripture says your prayers are incense! How much will you have accumulated in heaven for God to hear your requests?

Like anything in life, we must first start something. We must start to accumulate. We must start to finish! Be Relentless in your prayers. Prayer will CHANGE THE SPIRITUAL REALM! Prayer will change your life, the lives of your loved ones, this country, and the world. We have the most powerful weapon through prayer but it is collecting dust on the shelves of most Christians. But the choice is yours to fight or not to fight. I SPEAK THE POWER TO OVERCOME ON YOU! FIRE OF GOD!!

Where is YOUR SACRIFICE and offering as you come before HIM? All He is requiring you is your THANKSGIVING AND PRAYERS!! Is that too much of a cost for you?

Psalm 141:2 (AMP) Let my prayer be set forth as incense before You, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Revelation 5:8 And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders [ of the heavenly Sanhedrin] prostrated themselves before the Lamb. Each was holding a harp (lute or guitar), and they had golden bowls full of incense (fragrant spices and gums for burning), which are the prayers of God's people (the saints).

Revelation 8:3 And another angel came and stood over the altar. He had a golden censer, and he was given very much incense (fragrant spices and gums which exhale perfume when burned), that he might mingle it with the prayers of all the people of God (the saints) upon the golden altar before the throne.

Revelation 8:4 And the smoke of the incense (the perfume) arose in the presence of God, with the prayers of the people of God (the saints), from the hand of the angel.

Do you want to get out of your "Dark Belly?"

Jonah 2:9-10(AMP) But as for me, I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation and deliverance belong to the Lord! 10And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
November 22, 2011


Monday, November 21, 2011

Do NOT give up!

When it comes to the basics of growing food, someone must start by planting a seed. This small seed produces life and when properly taken to maturity, it will grow into a full tree to bear much fruit. However, depending on the type of fruit, it may takes years for a tree to bear fruit. For example, a apple tree will generally take 8 to 10 years before it bears fruit.

Once the tree bears fruit, we are able to partake of the harvest. The abundance of the fruit can feed other people and animals. Besides food, it also brings shelter to many other living creatures.

When we plant the seed of a fruit tree or a tomato plant, there is always an appointed time for the harvest. You cannot tell the fruit tree or tomato plant to grow any faster.

If the fruit tree does not grow fast enough, will we get angry at the fruit tree? Will you cut it down and make it into fire wood after having invested all that time and energy? No, in most cases, people will patiently wait for the tree to bear fruit so they can benefit from their labor and patience.

With much labor and investment in time, the farmer and his crop may have to go through droughts, STORMS, and battle the insects. For some crops, it may be one short season and for others it may take YEARS to produce.

Knowing time is required for a harvest, will you get angry at the tree or the crop for not producing fast enough? Will you stomp on the crops? Will you burn the trees and crop out of anger since it is TAKING SO LONG and you are so hungry or desperate for a situation?

If we are seeking spiritual breakthrough, we must labor and invest ourselves in the Lord. We must labor in the sense of worshiping, reading, and praying daily. We must invest our time in HIM. And as with any harvest or breakthrough, TIME IS REQUIRED. During this time as one wait, we must sometimes battle the weather elements and possibly go through many storms in life. We may feel a drought when it comes to feeling the Lord. We may be attacked by demons (insects) as we are trying to stay spiritually alive.

As we wait for our breakthrough, we must know it may take YEARS. We can patiently wait persevering and enduring the weather elements of our lives or we can QUIT and get mad at God. If we get mad and quit, we will not get to the harvest time. But if we are waiting for years and if our tree or crop does not look healthy, we must ask the Lord if we are doing things right. Remember, we must believe correctly for God's blessings and power to flow in us.

Some time ago, God told my wife and I that many of His servants quit just right before their breakthrough. He said that many of His servants were quitting because it was too hard for them. If anyone tells you this journey is a cake walk, you have my permission to throw some cake in their face. This journey will be difficult, trying, and taxing but the Lord will finish what He started as long as we continue in obedience and faith not quitting.

In the physical realm, we know the time of the harvest through our knowledge of farming. We will know the time of reaping. This gives us a measure of time and expectation. We will generally continue waiting for the physical harvest knowing the set appointed time. Faith is not really required because science has shown us when to expect the fruit and crop.

However, in the spiritual realm, we may have no ideal the appointed time for our breakthrough. It may be tomorrow, next week, next year, or in years but God keeps saying, "soon." In the spiritual realm, your FAITH is the plant food for your trees and harvest. As long as you continue praying, hoping, and faithing in HIM on His promise or promises, there is an set appointed time waiting for you.

There is a promise in God's Word. Jesus said, IF you KEEP on asking, you will receive. If you KEEP on seeking, you will find and if you KEEP on knocking, the door will be open.

Matthew 7:7-8 (AMP) Keep on asking and it will be given you; [b] keep on seeking and you will find; [c]keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.8For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.


I know it can get very hard dear brothers and sisters. But during those moments, you must make an important choice either to continue in the Lord, quit, or compromise. It is A CHOICE! Our whole life is a Choice. Do not give up. The Lord did not give up walking toward Calvary. He got beat beyond recognition, He got whipped  horribly, He got spit on, He got mocked, and He got laughed at BY HIS OWN PEOPLE for you. What have you paid compared to HIM?

He said if you are to follow HIM, you must FULLY Surrender, take up your own crosses and follow HIM. You must take it all the way even unto death if necessary. It is in death there is LIFE. Continue to ask, Continue to seek, Continue to knock, and continue OBEYING His Word running from sin living in Holiness until your breakthrough. As you persevere and endure in your journey, a day is coming. An appointed day is set that will take you higher and freer. May you all grow in His Grace moving from Glory to Glory.

Luke 14:26-27 (AMP) If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [[a]in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters--[yes] and even his own life also--he cannot be My disciple.27 Whoever does not persevere and carry his own cross and come after (follow) Me cannot be My disciple.


Luke 14:33(AMP) So then, any of you who does not forsake (renounce, surrender claim to, give up, [a]say good-bye to) all that he has cannot be My disciple.

You must FULLY Follow HIM. God bless you all!! Fire of God!! Be Free as the Children of the Most HIGH Overcoming ALL that is placed in front of you!! Take back what the enemy has stolen by FORCE! Demand it back with your Authority, Holiness, Righteousness, His Blood, and by His NAME!

Matthew 11:12 (AMP) And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize--a [a]share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion].



Galatians 6:9 (AMP) And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

Fire of God!! Fire of God!! Fire of God!!
Steve Yong Kim
November 21, 2011

Righteousness


1 John 3:7 "Boys (lads), let no one deceive and lead you astray. He who PRACTICES RIGHTEOUSNESS [who is upright, conforming to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action, living a consistently conscientious life] is RIGHTEOUS, even as He is RIGHTEOUS."


1 John 3:10 "By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice RIGHTEOUSNESS [who does not conform to God's will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow believer in Christ)."


We are to seek the Righteousness of God and not of our own righteousness. Yes, wen we believe, Jesus imputes His Righteousness onto us so that we by faith may follow His way of Righteousness. And our actions of righteousness in HIM is His Righteousness in us. 


Romans 6:13 "And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God."


Romans 6:16 "Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?"


Fire of God!!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

It is easier to fall than to get up

Remember, it is easier to get it wrong than right. It is easier to fall than to get up. It is easier to be deceived than to be in the Truth. It is easier to let pride speak instead of letting humility not speak. It is easier to quit than to persevere and endure. It is easier to run away rather than to hold your ground. It is easier to sleep than pray. It is easier to watch TV than to read the Word. It is easier to vegetate than to worship. It is easier to be restless instead of waiting for HIM. It is easier to hate than to love.

It is easier to say, "I love you" than it is to live it. It is easier not to forgive than to forgive. It is easier to gossip and speak negative rather than positive of others. It is easier not to say "I'm sorry than to apologize. It is easier to get addicted than to get FREE. It is easier to hide in darkness than to come into the Light to be exposed. It is a easier choice to become depressed than to stay in your joy.

It is easier to find the gates of HELL than the gates of Heaven. It is easier to be a friend to the world than to forsake it. It is easier to react in the flesh rather than in the spirit. It is easier to make excuses blaming others rather than taking responsibility. It is easier to be overwhelmed than to overcome. It is easier to fall away than to stay on the path. It is easier to become corrupted than to stay honest. It is easier to accept a watered down gospel than to accept the FULL COUNSEL of God.

IT IS EASIER TO DISOBEY GOD THAN TO OBEY HIM. IT IS EASIER TO BREAK HIS COMMANDMENTS THAN TO UPHOLD IT. IT IS EASIER TO WALK THE WIDER ROAD THAN THE NARROW ROAD. IT IS EASIER TO FOLLOW GOD YOUR WAY THAN HIS WAY.

Luke 13:23-24(AMP)And someone asked Him, Lord, will only a few be saved (rescued, delivered from the penalties of the last judgment, and made partakers of the salvation by Christ)? And He said to them,24Strive to enter by the narrow door [force yourselves through it], for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.

Matthew 7:21(AMP) Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven.

Luke 14:27(AMP) Whoever does not persevere and carry his own cross and come after (follow) Me cannot be My disciple.

Luke 14:33-35(AMP) So then, any of you who does not forsake (renounce, surrender claim to, give up, [a]say good-bye to) ALL that he has cannot be My disciple.34Salt is good [an excellent thing], but if salt has lost its strength and has become saltless (insipid, flat), how shall its saltness be restored? 35 It is fit neither for the land nor for the manure heap; men throw it away. He who has ears to hear, let him listen and consider and comprehend by hearing!

May you all OVERCOME your trials, tests, and personal tribulations. I speak the POWER to OVERCOME over your lives! Fire of God! May your lives be His Will. May your lives be for His Glory. May your lives be a song to Him. May your lives be a Praise to Him. Fire of God!

1 John 5:3-4(AMP)For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).4 For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.

Fire of God!
Steve Yong Kim

Friday, November 18, 2011

Is Jesus your real Lord/Savior or a symbol of such

Today, in our modern era, some countries still have the institution of a monarchy. Some countries, such as England, Japan, Spain, and others either have a king, queen, or both to symbolize their country. Since England is most known throughout the world of its king and queen, I will use their example to address my point. The king/queen of England still exist and is still established for the purposes of tradition, pride, and nationalism. The institution of their monarchy is a rallying point for their people. It reminds them of their heritage, their previous world domination, their pride, their culture, their power, and their people. It is a reminder of how they once had world dominance and an empire that touched many nations around the globe.

But today, it is just that, it is only a symbol. Their kings/queens have very little power to make decisions or policy for their countries. They are but a figure of what was and could be but of course without their authority. In today's modern times, the people of many countries have spoken and fought to be ruled by democratic or republic principals and not by a monarchy. Democracy on the surface basically means to be ruled by the people and by majority rule. The people throughout most of the free world have made a choice to be ruled through a collective choice instead of through a single leader who may have absolute authority over them. Of course, this not the case where there are still some single dictator type of leaders.

In America and with many other democratic nations, it may have appeared to have worked for the purposes of creating wealth and "freedom" of speech and religion. Yes, it has created wealth for many of the benefactors and those who participated in its system. And yes, through the freedom of speech and religion, Christianity has appeared to have flourished in this nation and many other countries through this nation. But has it? If we look at scripture and bible history, almost everyone can agree, Christianity flourishes during persecution. If we look at scripture, it is during times of abundance when God's people tend to forsake and rebel against Him.


Deuteronomy 31:16-17 (AMP) And the Lord said to Moses, Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers, and this people will rise up and play the harlot after the strange gods of the land where they go to be among them; and they will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.17 Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them. And they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us? (God is speaking about His people knowing what will happen after they enter the promise land).

Ezekiel 28:16 Through the abundance of your commerce you were filled with lawlessness and violence, and you sinned; therefore I cast you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire.


Jeremiah 2:7-9 (AMP) And I brought you into a plentiful land to enjoy its fruits and good things. But when you entered, you defiled My land and made My heritage an abomination [detestable and loathsome]. 8[Even] the priests did not say, Where is the Lord? And those who handle the law [given by God to Moses] knew Me not. The rulers and secular shepherds also transgressed against Me, and the prophets prophesied by [the authority and in the name of] Baal and followed after things that do not profit.9Therefore I will still contend with you [by inflicting further judgments on you], says the Lord, and with your children's children will I contend.


James 5:5 [Here] on earth you have abandoned yourselves to soft (prodigal) living and to [the pleasures of] self-indulgence and self-gratification. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

There are only a handful of countries in which their kings or queens have any power. Most of the other first world countries are ruled by collective branches of government. They have presidents or prime ministers.  This is to insure that power is balanced. Even our corporations are set up with a board of directors. Even though we may have a president or a CEO, their power and authority is granted by majority vote by the people or shareholders.

Let us go back to the king and queen. These icons, symbols, heritage, or whatever you may want to call them are just that. They have no power or authority to institute policy or to make hard decisions over the lives of their people. The real power is given to the people through their ability to elect or install leaders of their choice. Even in corporations and many churches, there are boards who are given power and authority to make decisions based on the best interest of their concern.

What is my point? My point is this is how many Christians today treat their God, Jesus Christ. He is but a symbol of monarchy who has no authority or power in their lives today. They may wear his crosses, put stickers on back of their cars, even profaning their temples by tattooing scripture on their bodies, and having other memorabilia in their homes and churches just as the English have memorabilia to sell to the tourist the pictures of their king and queen. It is all for symbolism and a mark of who they think they should be but it is not reflected in their daily lives through their actions. Many of our churches are not ruled by the King of Kings but they are ruled and decisions are made by their board of directors. Many Christian families are not ruled by the King of Kings but ruled by their own decision for their own interests. Many churches and individuals make their own plans and then go ask their symbolic King of Kings to bless their ventures and ideas instead of asking, "WHAT IS YOUR WILL FOR US?" Who are they really making their king? They have created their own kingdoms franchising God's Name for their own lustful interests. But the real lord of their lives are themselves and not HIM. For many Christians, they have but made Jesus but a symbol of morality, honesty, love, and grace without giving Him any power or authority to rule their lives.

Therefore brethren, ask yourselves. Who is your KING? Is it you who makes all the decisions and then go asking God to help you out when you get into a jam? Do you go asking God to bless your ventures, your plans, your career goals, all your personal interest for your lives? Or is Jesus your KING OF KINGS in which you pray and ask HIM what is His Will in such and such situation or circumstance? Are you asking for healing or financial breakthrough so you can serve HIM better or are you asking for healing and other breakthroughs so you can go party and stay out late?


James 4:2-3 (AMP) 2You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfulfilled; [so] you become murderers. [To hate is to murder as far as your hearts are concerned.] You burn with envy and anger and are not able to obtain [the gratification, the contentment, and the happiness that you seek], so you fight and war. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3 [Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures.

Do not be deceived brethren. God will not be mocked. He is coming for a Holy Obedient Bride. Have you truly given your life over in FULL Surrender to the King of KINGS or have you as James 5:5 states given yourself over to soft (prodigal) living and to [the pleasures of] self-indulgence and self-gratification,  fattening your hearts in a day of slaughter?  


Who is making all the important decisions in your life? Are you after His Heart seeking His Will or are you after your own heart seeking your comfort?

Acts 13:22 And when He had deposed him, He raised up David to be their king; of him He bore witness and said, I have found David son of Jesse a man after My own heart, who will do all My will and carry out My program fully. 

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
November 18, 2011


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Breakthrough comes as you know Him more

When God gives us a word or promise whether that be for spiritual, financial, or physical breakthrough, many of us may end up focusing too much on the end result of the promise. This is even the case with the rapture. However, many do not realize the significance of "time" which is generally in the middle between that promise. This "time" is used by God to test us. This "time" is used by Him so that we may grow in Him. While we are waiting for our breakthroughs or promise, the definition of our wait is to do His Will and Work in the meantime. As we grow in HIM, we are inching closer to that promise and growing to maturity.

John 4:34 (AMP) Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work.

Our spiritual, financial, and healing breakthroughs come as we know more of HIM. The promise is given so we may come to know the giver of Life and not necessary the end result of the promise. But people generally focus too much on the end result not realizing that the focus must be on HIM regardless of our situation.

Many wait for their breakthrough first rather than doing His Will and Work regardless of their circumstances. They believe they need the spiritual, financial, or physical breakthrough first. As they wait to do His Will, they do not realize they are prolonging their breakthrough or promise. Please do not misunderstand this message. If God has called one to missions for example, it does not mean one should go have a car wash and start a fund raising to help God give that person the financial breakthrough. The work He has for that person in the meantime are the baby steps within our lives for the greater things. He may also bring other lives into our surrounding to either minister or to learn from. He will even bring the tares around to teach us something. It is a molding and conditioning of our obedience unto Him.

The time between His promise and to the end result of that promise is a test in our lives. The test will even continue after the promise or breakthrough. I have come to realize our whole life is a test. Even after Abraham had his son, God had still tested him again.

Genesis 22:1-2 (AMP) AFTER THESE events, God tested and proved Abraham and said to him, Abraham! And he said, Here I am. 2[God] said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah; and offer him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which I will tell you.

When people generally receive a promise, they usually expect it within a short time. Many of God's people have not learned God's time and because of this many become offended by Him. Even those who have labored for Him for many years become weary. We have to perceive time through God's eyes and not man's. Some of you say you have patience? Some may have waited 10, 15, 20 years for a breakthrough. Does this give one the privilege to say they now have learned patience? Man seem to always define eternal things within the scope of their finite minds and lives. Man will generally receive God's word and attempt to discern it with their finite minds. If we are to look at the average life of say 70 years and if we have waited for something for 10 years, are we able to say we have patience? But what if the bar or measurement is to say we have patience if can wait for something in the context of eternal time? When God speaks, does He not speak eternally? 

For example, God told Abraham that He would make Abraham a great nation and will multiple his descendants like the stars of heaven and like the sand on the seashore.  In Genesis chapter 18, they were already old and it was then God told them they would have a son.

Genesis 12:2 (AMP) And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].

Genesis 18:10-11 (AMP)10[The Lord] said, I will surely return to you when the season comes round, and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son. And Sarah was listening and heard it at the tent door which was behind Him.11Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in years; it had ceased to be with Sarah as with [young] women. [She was past the age of childbearing].

Genesis 22:16-18 (AMP) And said, I have sworn by Myself, says the Lord, that since you have done this and have not withheld [from Me] or begrudged [giving Me] your son, your only son, 17In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies,18And in your Seed [[a]Christ] shall all the nations of the earth be blessed and [by Him] bless themselves, because you have heard and obeyed My voice.

If that word was given to some of us today, many of us would begin to calculate how many children we need to have and then how many children they need to have to achieve such a goal within our time frame. Yet, even at his aging year, Abraham did not have a heir until he was 100 years old.  Many would have thought God's promise was not coming. Many at the age of 100 years old would have thought at that age it would be impossible to be the forefather of multiple descendants like the sand on the seashore. Many may have lost their faith and quit. So what do many do? Many will do what Abraham and Sarah did. Since they did not know how God was going to fulfill HIS promise, they stepped ahead of God on their own in attempt to help God by having a son through their servant. When Abraham and Sarah went ahead of God, His people even today suffer the consequences of their mistake through the descendants of Ishmael.

Today, many of God's people are always trying to give God a jump start instead of waiting for His appointed time. There is always an appointed time with HIM.

Genesis 18:14 (AMP) Is anything too hard or too wonderful [a]for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes around, I will return to you and Sarah shall have borne a son.

If we perceive eternal promises earthly, then our faith may not hold. We must change the way we perceive time. We must stop looking at it finitely but eternally. God may give you the breakthrough when you are 100 years old and perhaps even fulfill the promise after you are gone. So do we really have the patience to wait in eternal time?

Colossians 3:2 (AMP) And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.

God has taught me something very important. The Lord has taught me that I must get to know Him more and as I know Him more, His Glory will cover me as it will bring forth His promises in my life. What is the original purpose of man calling or seeking God for help? Many people call out God for help because of their own personal need and comfort. God will use this opportunity to turn people toward Him. But the question is will we turn to Him or will we continue to look for our personal comfort instead.

When we get into trouble, we may start to call on God for help but many do not realize in such a situation, help and our breakthrough comes when we draw closer to HIM. God allows the trials and tribulation in our lives to draw us closer to HIM. If we only look for the end result, we are only looking for our comfort and not HIM. As a result, your breakthrough will delay and may not even come. His promises and Word are conditional to your CONTINUED obedience and faith.

A few years ago, a sister asked us to pray and deliver her husband from smoking and pornography. We told her we will go ask the Lord. The Lord replied and said, "Not yet." She got offended because she saw God give grace to another in which she thought that person didn't deserve. The message God told us to give her and her family was the following. "What will change if I deliver him of his smoking and pornography? Will he read more of My Word? Will he pray more? Will he worship Me more? Go tell  him to do it now then!" For some who are being newly saved, God will give grace to free them immediately but not for those who have been a "Christian" a long time, it will not come so easy.

You see, that person was asking God for help for the sake of his marriage and his personal interest and not for getting to know God more or for His Glory. This is why God will not always answer immediately. He wants you to draw closer to HIM first. He will allow the situation taking such opportunity to train us to pray, read, and worship HIM. How many of us really seek Him when things are going so well? We but get busy with the distractions of life and eventually fade away from HIM giving Him but crumbs on some occassional Sundays or perhaps holidays.

Our spiritual, financial, physical breakthroughs come as you get to know HIM MORE. God at the end is trying to teach us that the end result is not as important as learning to know Him more. As we grow in Grace moving from Glory to Glory, we achieve our breakthroughs so we may do More of His Work and His Will for His Glory and not so we may be comfortable or go back to where we had come from.

May you all persevere and endure in all things for His Glory. May you all find the freedom and Peace in HIM.  May you all walk in the authority and power to overcome the gates of hell. May you all be lead to His uncompromised Truth.

God bless
Fire of God!
Steve Yong Kim
November 17, 2011

Restoring Broken Fellowship

James 4:7-8 7 So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you. 8 COME CLOSE TO GOD AND HE WILL COME CLOSE TO YOU. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery].

James 4:9-10 [As you draw near to God] be deeply penitent and grieve, even weep [over your disloyalty]. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt shame [for your sins]. 10Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant].

Many have fallen away from God and do not even realize it. Many are DECEIVED and do not realize it. Many are in judgment and they ask for help in their prayers but their prayers do not get answered! They do not realize help only come through REPENTANCE!!!

Ask the Lord to open the eyes of your hearts so you may perceive! Ask Him to open the ears of your heart so you may understand.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (AMP) If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.

God will hear from heaven, forgive your sin, and heal your land when we humble ourselves and seek Him conditional to His Terms.

Joel 2:12 (AMP) Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning [until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored].

Fire of God!
Steve Yong Kim
November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

THE FEAR OF THE LORD by Diane Solver

THE FEAR OF THE LORD
November 15, 2011

"Should you not fear Me?" declares the Lord. "Should you not tremble in my presence?" Jeremiah 5:22

After I have sinned this day, Daddy asked me, “Why did you do that? Why did you lie?” And I ashamedly answered, “Because I fear them…” And He said, “You fear man but you don’t fear Me.” His Words strikes my heart within and there’s nothing I can do but to cry and asked for forgiveness.

I lied. I lied out of fear of man. I have lost my fear of the Lord. The fear of being scolded for what I have done dominated over my fear of Daddy God. At that moment I don’t know why I have done it. All I think of is my fear of being rebuke or being scolded.

Before I go home, I went to church and asked for forgiveness and guidance for what I have done. During my prayer, Daddy told me that I have lost my fear of Him because I chose to sin. I thought to myself that it is okay because Daddy God will forgive me.. because Daddy God will understand.. while people are not easy to forgive and forget. But it is not right. I should have feared Daddy God more than I feared man or the punishment or the tendency of being rebuked.

What does it mean to fear the LORD? I have learned from my mistake today that if we really fear God, we must fear sin. We must fear God above anyone else. Most people commit sin because we do not have the fear of the Lord. When I have sinned today, I have lost my fear of Daddy God. I feared man more than Him so I decided to lie and try to save my face even I know that what I have done is wrong. I have learned from Daddy that if we fear Him, we should always turn from evil.

"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil" (Proverbs 8:13)

Daddy God made me remember His three servants who feared Him more than they feared the king. They are Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Even at the point of being thrown in the blazing furnace, they faithfully obeyed God not to worship the image of gold. They willfully disobeyed the orders, even though their lives were threatened because they feared God.

Daniel 3 : 17, 18 “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up”.

Most of us today fear human authority, we fear our government, our boss, our elders and yet somehow we don't fear God. We tend to think that human authority and its punishment is far higher than the very Hand of God. No matter how great human authority is, it is still incomparable to the greatness of the Living God. Whom should we fear? We should not fear anything or anyone other than God. God is the only One who is worthy of fear. God is the King of kings.

“Do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.”Isa 8:12-13 

I have learned that no one can walk in the will of the Lord if we don’t have the fear of God. The fear of the Lord means obeying all His laws and commandments. If we fear the Lord we will hate evil knowing that whenever we do evil things, we sinned against our Holy God. If we fear the Lord we will always choose to obey His commandments with seriousness knowing that breaking them is dangerous.

It is like the fear of a child who has a righteous, good father for whom the child has the greatest respect. The father demands obedience and the child is afraid to disobey. The child knows that his father expects to be taken seriously. Thus he fears his father in this sense. However, although he fears his father, he also loves him. He knows that his father is righteous, just, and good and that what his father says is true and for his own good. He knows that although his father requires respect and obedience, his father loves him. This must be the same with our fear to our Almighty God. Because we fear God, that doesn’t mean we can’t love Him. Fear does not prevent love. Our respect for God and obedience to His commandments is the very basis for our love.

"My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; THEN you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God." Proverbs 2:1-5

"Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that he should choose.” Psalms 25:12

I give glory to my Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit for teaching me what it really means to fear Him.


ALL GLORY TO GOD! 
Daddy’s girl

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Days of Acts to continue?

Acts 5:19-21(AMP) "But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and, leading them out, said,20 Go, take your stand in the temple courts and declare to the people the whole doctrine concerning this Life (the eternal life which Christ revealed).21 And when they heard this, they accordingly went into the temple about daybreak and began to teach. Now the high priest and his supporters who were with him arrived and called together the council (Sanhedrin), even all the senate of the sons of Israel, and they sent to the prison to have [the apostles] brought.

I hear many individuals and churches talk about desiring to be as the church as in the days of Acts! In the days of Acts, people would bring their sick hoping at least the shadow of Apostle Peter might fall on some of them as he would pass. Some time ago during our evening prayer the Lord asked my wife and I a question. He asked, "Do you know why the Apostle's shadow would heal people? It is because they were HOLY men." Our walk in holiness is a channel to God's anointing and power. Today, the concept of holiness is but a distance chatter with little relevance within God's people.


Acts 5:15 (AMP) So that they [even] kept carrying out the sick into the streets and placing them on couches and sleeping pads, [in the hope] that as Peter passed by, at least his shadow might fall on some of them.

How will we to become the church as in the days of Acts? I heard someone preaching that the books of Acts has not concluded. It is still yet to continue. Are we able to continue what was started in Acts? Yes, if we are willing to pay the price and cost to get there. If we make a choice to get out of our complacency and from the fear of men, we can draw closer to HIM on a more intimate level than we have ever experienced. What are some of the prerequisites for our today's churches to continue in the footsteps of the days of Acts? Is it still possible today for men of God to pass by with their shadows and bring the touch of God for healing? Where are His soldiers of the Cross who are willing to pay the whole price? Yes, the greater days are upon us and many are in their wildernesses being trained. How many will finish their test through the Fire to come out refined and purged?

What  did the angel of the Lord command the Apostles to do? In Acts chapter 5 verse 20, the angel of the Lord told the apostle to go teach the "WHOLE DOCTRINE concerning this life." In other words, go teach and preach the Whole Gospel of Jesus Christ for He is Life. The apostles heeded and began teaching early in the morning. However, they again had to deal with the council as they were once again brought before them. But it is the last verse which is important.

Acts 5:42 (AMP) Yet [in spite of the threats] they never ceased for a single day, both in the temple area and at home, to teach and to proclaim the good news (Gospel) of Jesus [as] the Christ (the Messiah).

Sometimes I wonder who started this trend to have church services on Sundays and Wednesdays. Did God tell some preacher or did a tradition began within the western church that services are mostly to be held only on Sundays and Wednesdays. Have we asked God lately if this is acceptable?

If a servant of God is to enter the Kingdom of God, he must be willing to die for the sheep. Jesus said if you Love Him, He said to FEED, TEND, and FEED His Sheep! It is not enough to say with words that one will die for the sheep. It must be expressed through action without complaining and grumbling. Is there enough time that our churches should only be open Sundays and Wednesdays when so many are in need of help and so many lost? If we are to be the continuing church of Acts with signs and wonders filled with the Holy Spirit, we must follow the example of the apostles. They did not live for their comfort. They did not live for themselves. They did not live to build up their vacations or retirements. They lived for the LORD even unto suffering and death.

Whether you are an individual or a church, the price to follow Jesus is not a Sunday event. It is not a Sunday or Wednesday event. It is a DAILY Event!! Check your hearts brethren. Where is your time? Where is your heart? He is coming! He is coming back with a Rod! He is coming for a HOLY BRIDE!

Fire of God!
Steve Yong Kim

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Do we really know Him? How is that measured?

What is the biblical measurement to define we know God? How do we measure whether we are better being acquainted with the Lord? Is it our emotions towards Him? Is it how loud we can shout His Name? Let me ask you brethren, how would I know if you know God? How would I know you are growing in His Grace? I cannot see your heart but I can see your fruit. What fruit am I looking for? The answer is the same as the biblical definition of LOVING GOD. 

Is the biblical definition of Loving God an emotion or thought? Why are we always trying to define things through our eyes and our perception when God has it written down in black and white. 

The answer my brethren is a core message that has been echoed throughout biblical history the duty of man. Our actions defines our belief and who we are. 

1 John 2:3-6 (AMP) And this is how we may discern [[a]daily, by experience] that we are coming to KNOW Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: IF WE KEEP (bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).4Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand, and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar, and the Truth [[b]of the Gospel] is not in him. 5 But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him: 6 Whoever says he abides in Him ought [as a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.  

John 14:21 (AMP) The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]

Ecclesiastes 12:13 (AMP) All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God's providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.


When we meet the Lord, He will not measure our Love, how much we know Him, or  how much we are acquainted with HIM based on how emotional, intelligence, how loud we were for Him, or how dogmatic we were for doctrines or denominations. 

You will be judged on how you had kept His commandments and Word. Do NOT be deceived you must FULLY follow all of His ways. If we truly believe in HIM, we are His keepers of His Word without compromise because He is the WORD!

Fire of God 
Steve Yong Kim 
November 11, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Should we go to church or not?

There are people out there telling other Christians not to go to church because their argument is that it is mostly religious and corrupted. This is a bad message and a bad teaching. The first question you must ask them is this. "Who gave that person the authority to say whether you should go to church or not?" We are to ask God to lead us to corporate worship and many times they are churches. Do many have problems? Yes they do but this is where you can still be fed milk.

When Jesus walked the earth while correcting and rebuking many Pharisees, He did not tell His people to stop going to the synagogue.  In fact, that is where He would go preach a good deal of time. Scripture also says when He came back from the wilderness full and under the POWER of the HOLY Spirit he conducted a course of teaching in their synagogues.

Luke 4:13-21 And when the devil had ended every [the complete cycle of] temptation, he [temporarily] left Him [that is, [a]stood off from Him] until another more opportune and favorable time. 14Then Jesus went back full of and under the power of the [Holy] Spirit into Galilee, and the fame of Him spread through the whole region round about.15And He Himself conducted [[b]a course of] teaching in their SYNAGOGUES, being [c]recognized and honored and praised by all.16So He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and he entered the SYNAGOGUE, as was His custom on the Sabbath day. And He stood up to read.
17And there was handed to Him [the roll of] the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened (unrolled) the book and found the place where it was written,18The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity],19To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day [e]when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound.20Then He rolled up the book and gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were gazing [attentively] at Him.
21And He began to speak to them: Today this Scripture has been fulfilled [f]while you are present and hearing.

No one has the authority to tell anyone to leave a particular church or not to go. We must receive permission and be led by the Holy Spirit on all occasions. If the Lord tells us and it is confirmed, then the Lord gives authority to leave. You must go or stay as the Lord leads.

Yes, there may be some seasons when one is not in a specific church. Some may be in their wildernesses alone.  However, such situations are usually temporary. Yes, sometimes it is not a physical traditional building as many may perceive it to be. Some in persecuting countries or areas may assemble at homes but they are regardless assembling corporately. But regardless, we are to ASSEMBLE together!

Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider and give [a]attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities, 25Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.

I see two deceptions at work. There are deceptive messages telling Christians to worship on Saturdays. The other is to tell Christians they do not have to go to church. If you do not go to church, one is not likely to tithe. If you break the 4th commandment or steal from God and do not repent, you will be subject to His judgment.

If God has you in a particular church and you do not agree with some things, perhaps you were put there to PRAY FOR THEM. Pray asking God to lead you to a good church or group to assembly with one another.

Fire of God