Join us for Sunday LIVE Stream Services at 1 PM Pacific timeannel

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year in the Lord!

Happy New Year in the Lord!! May we all grow in His Grace moving from Glory to Glory everlasting. No matter what is happening in your lives, no matter what type of season you are in, whether you are in a season of lack or abundance, whether you are in season of spiritual dryness or on Fire, no matter how difficult your circumstance may be, it is time to make a choice (repenting as necessary) to continue and move forward for His Glory! Move forward and see the salvation of the Lord!!

Exodus 14:10-15 When Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked up, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and the Israelites were exceedingly frightened and cried out to the Lord.11And they said to Moses, Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you treated us this way and brought us out of Egypt?12Did we not tell you in Egypt, Let us alone; let us serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.13Moses told the people, Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again.14The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.

    15 The Lord said to Moses, WHY DO YOU CRY TO ME? Tell the people of Israel to GO FORWARD!

Although He will work for us. Although He will fight for us and we are to hold our peace. There is a time when we must stop crying and we must move forward or else we will die in our wildernesses.

1 John 5:4 (AMP) For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.

Happy New Year in the Lord for His Glory!
Fire of God!
Steve Yong Kim
December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Follow God Fully!

Can one only follow God partially? What would be the consequences for following God partially? Have you asked yourself if you are fully following Jesus? Not completely trusting in the Lord through one's actions and fearing man would be some reasons that prevent one from following God fully. If one does not fully follow God, would that mean one is in disobedience and rebellion?

Numbers 14:24 But My servant Caleb, because he has A DIFFERENT spirit and has FOLLOWED ME FULLY, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.

Caleb was one of the twelve spies. Out of the twelve, he was one described with a different spirit. What does this mean? Only Joshua and Caleb had faith in the Lord. Caleb had God's Spirit of Love for perfect Love cast out all fear.The other ten spies were frightened and shrank back. The other ten spies, even though, they were delivered from Egypt (salvation), saw the Red Sea Part, saw manna fall from the heavens, and etc had still doubted God. They were letting other spirits influence them. They were letting the spirit of fear and complaint influence them. This unholy contagious spiritual disease of fear and complaint continued to spread onto God's people.  

Numbers 14:27 How long will this evil congregation murmur against Me? I have heard the complaints the Israelites murmur against Me.

The ten spies (you can look at them as leaders) influenced thousands to walk in fear and not trust in God. And as a result, God sent a plague on the 10 spies. And moreover as a result, thousands, who were 20 years and older had to walk the wilderness and DIE. Were these not God's people?

If you rebel against God and do not repent, you will receive judgment in your life. One can say one has God but one has gone the other road of compromise. One may be deceived and one may have been led astray. Perhaps one's terminal sickness (plague) is a wake up call to repent and return to Him and to fully surrender to Him.

Numbers 14:35 (Amplified Bible) I the Lord have spoken; surely this will I do to all this evil congregation who is gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed [by war, disease, plagues], and here they shall die.

Numbers 32:11 Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, because they have not wholly followed Me

In fact, if we do not follow the Lord FULLY, He consideres it evil in His sight.

1 Kings 11:6 Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as David his father did.

Our salvation walk on the narrow road must be finished. Even when we are close to the finish line, we can still rebel against God and be judged. You must persevere until the end. You must endure to the end. If you are moving from Glory to Glory, you will realize that the narrow road but gets narrower.

The secular world has its Nascar race called Nascar 500. I believe the main race goes 500 laps. A car can be on the 499th lap and it can burn and crash before the finish line. When it burns and crashes, all is lost. Our walk on the narrow road can be similiar. We must finish our race knowing we can still crash and burn on the last lap. Persevere and endure in all things my brethren.

Matthew 10:22 (Amplified Bible) And you will be hated by all for My name's sake, but he who perseveres and endures to the end will be saved [[a]from spiritual disease and death in the world to come

Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also].

Let us ask the Lord to search our hearts and let His Light reveal any areas in our hearts that have not been FULLY SURRENDERED to HIM. Let us repent and return to our first Love for He is returning soon for a Holy Obedient Bride!

Be blessed
Fire of God
Steve Kim
February 3, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What is born of flesh is flesh and Spirit is spirit

Remember, it is not what great things you can do for God but what Great things God can do through you IF we FULLY Surrender to HIM in all areas of our lives. The former is humanism while the latter is through the Spirit and His Grace.

God gave Abraham a promise to make him a great nation. Instead of waiting for God, Abraham got a little impatient and tried to help God by giving Him a hand and producing Ishmael through the flesh. In other words, through their own effort and from their lack of belief for God's Word or promise. But God was faithful and through the work of the Spirit came Issac when Abraham was 100 years old and God got all the Glory.

Many Christians and churches make this mistake of producing things out of their own effort. They pray for God's help yet they go ahead with their own plans, effort, and solicitation.

If we attempt to give God a hand, man will produce a great deal of headache for themselves as we see with the offspring of Ishmael. If the Spirit is to do the work in us through Grace, we must possess the attribute of patience and long suffering for those traits are of God.

John 3:6 (AMP) What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Fire of God!
All the Glory to HIM for His Wisdom
Steve Yong Kim
December 28, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

I have Loved you with an Everlasting Love

Jeremiah 31:3 (AMP) The Lord appeared from of old to me [Israel], saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.

I will share some revelation a dear pastor has received and input it with some of what the Lord has been teaching me this season of His Everlasting Love. Many of us know the above scripture and many of us can read it. But the reaL question remains, are we with our finite minds and hearts able to understand the depth of "Everlasting Love?"

Exodus 32:30-33 The next day Moses said to the people, You have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.31So Moses returned to the Lord, and said, Oh, these people have sinned a great sin and have made themselves gods of gold!32 Yet now, if You will forgive their sin--and if not, blot me, I pray You, out of Your book which You have written! 33But the Lord said to Moses, Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him [not you] out of My book.

One of our pastors in California preached and said that he wanted to go to heaven as anybody else does. As he had studied those verses, he said he had marveled at the love Moses was showing for God's people. These were God's people who were complaining from the beginning and they complained coming out. Even after witnessing the Red Sea part, they had still rebelled against God and created a golden calf.

We as humans seem to have limited patience for one another. When our patience runs out, it is difficult for people to love and show mercy for one another. This is why we need the Spirit of God to give us the strength to overcome and persevere all things and to continue in Love. It would have been logical to think Moses had had enough with such people and perhaps agreed with God to destroy them and start over with Moses. The natural flesh reaction is to tell God, "Yeah! Go get them Lord! Give them what they deserve!" This is how the majority if not all would react when our patience has run out.

Exodus 32:9-10 (AMP)And the Lord said to Moses, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people;10Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and that I may destroy them; but I will make of you a great nation.

The pastor who had preached on this subject said that the revelation he received was that God was speaking through Moses. It was God who was speaking. Moses said in verse 32 "Yet now, if You will forgive their sin--and if not, blot me, I pray You, out of Your book which You have written!"

As I pondered on this revelation, God was teaching us and attempting to illustrate the meaning of everlasting love. For those who may have a difficult time understanding what is being said, if you look at Exodus 7:1 God was using Moses as God.

Ex 7:1 " THE LORD said to Moses, Behold, I make you as God to Pharaoh [to declare My will and purpose to him]; and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet."

Moses was a type of Christ. He was a foreshadow of Jesus Christ to come. Moses' whole personality and whole life prefigured Christ.

This is the type of heart God desires in all of us. He desires us to have His heart. He desires us to express and show His Love through us unto the nations, to the people of the world, and to each other. Apostle Paul had also possessed the Lord's heart.

Romans 9:1-3 1I AM speaking the truth in Christ. I am not lying; my conscience [enlightened and prompted] by the Holy Spirit bearing witness with me 2That I have bitter grief and incessant anguish in my heart.3For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off and banished from Christ for the sake of my brethren and instead of them, my natural kinsmen and my fellow countrymen.

The Greatest commandment is to Love God with the second greatest commandment to love our neighbors.

Matthew 22:36-40 Teacher, which [e]kind of commandment is great and important (the principal kind) in the Law? [Some commandments are light--which are heavy?]37 And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.39And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.40These two commandments [f]sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.

John 13:34 (AMP) I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another.

If you had a family member whether that be your spouse, children, brother, sister, mother, father, or relative dying on their death bed and they were NOT SAVED, HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD ASK GOD TO TAKE YOUR LIFE INSTEAD SO THEY WOULD HAVE MORE TIME TO FIND THE LORD? How many of you would even ponder on this question? Even if some would pondered, they would weight the pros and cons because if one is still in the flesh, one would be thinking of the business they just had opened, perhaps the promotion one just received at work, or desiring to finish their education, or perhaps wanting to witness and enjoy grandchildren, or perhaps they didn't get a chance to spend all the money they made or from their retirement accounts, and etc etc. Such people are not fully surrendered.

How many of us would have such everlasting love as Moses and Paul expressed willing to trade their seat in heaven for hell so that others would be saved. Moses would not have asked God to blot his name from the book of life if it was not impossible. We say we love the Lord and other people but do we possess His Heart to Love as He Loves? He has Loved us with an Everlasting LOVE!!! This Everlasting Love was shown as Jesus left the Highest throne to humble Himself and to come into the world on this season to be the savoir of the world. He came to trade His Life for ours.

Even if we could not trade our place in heaven, are we even able to ask the Lord to trade our earthly life for an unsaved soul who is on his/her death bed? But the Lord Loved us even as we were sinners. He Loved us even as His creation sent Him to the cross! He Loved us first! Yes, He is Worthy to be Praised!!

Romans 5:7-8 Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a noble and lovable and generous benefactor someone might even dare to die.8But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.

Am I asking you brethren to go ask God to trade your lives for unsaved souls or even saved souls who are on their death beds? No, I am asking you to live your life following HIM as if that possibility is in your heart!! Live your life as you said you BELIEVE unto HIM! Ask for His Heart and possess His Heart and have His whole personality in your hearts and instead of spending frivolous time with the careless fading things of the world, pray for each other, your family members, and unsaved people unceasingly with all your heart and strength. Time is short. We will answer for the time and the grace given to us. Fast and pray for one another with an everlasting Love because tomorrow may be the last day for someone.

Matthew 10:38-39 And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me [[o]cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also] is not worthy of Me.39 Whoever finds his [[p]lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life].

Unless you possess the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, you will not inherit the Kingdom of God. He has told us this. I speak the Fruit of the Holy Spirit over you!! 

Galatians 5:22-23 (AMP)But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,23Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [[a]that can bring a charge].

I speak the Seven Fold of the Holy Spirit over you! 

Isaiah 11:2 (AMP) And the (1)Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him--the (2) Spirit of wisdom and (3) understanding, the Spirit of (4) counsel and (5) might, the(6) Spirit of knowledge and of the (7)reverential and obedient fear of the Lord--


Fire of God!
Steve Yong Kim
December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011


When we don’t want to be hurt, we usually run away from the source of the pain. We do everything to suppress or hide the pain. Oftentimes we put a thick covering in our hearts to be able to protect ourselves from being hurt.

I also found myself running and I had put a cover in some part of my heart. I thought to myself that it is okay. But during my prayer, Daddy God asked me, “Child, why do you cover your heart?” I honestly answered Him, “Because I don’t want to be hurt.” I cried for a while. Daddy God said that He wants me to experience and feel the pain. I don’t understand why He wants me to be hurt. I don’t understand why I need to be hurt. There are many things that I don’t understand about Him. But I know that His ways and thoughts are higher than ours and all His ways are for our own good.

I asked Him, “Why Daddy? Why do I need to feel this pain? Why do I need to be hurt over and over again?” Then He said that He does not want a heart that is hard and numb. He said that He wants me to completely open my heart so He will be able to circumcise it.

He told me that my heart before was covered by a shield. That shield keeps me from all pain and hurts. That shield keeps my heart numb and selfish and hard. When I have known Him, He opens my heart and made me experience what it feels like to be hurtful of my own sins and sins of others, to feel the pain of others, and to feel the pain of longing after Him.

Daddy God said that if He will not continuously circumcise my heart, it will someday become hard and numb and selfish again. A hard, numb and selfish heart does not know how to love others. A hard, numb and selfish heart seeks its own comfort and happiness. A hard, numb and selfish heart is deaf in hearing God’s voice.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-6

After knowing the reason why, I have asked Daddy to give me a brave heart so I may be able to endure every pain and suffering. I told Him that I don’t want to cover my heart anymore. I don’t want a hard, numb and selfish heart. I’ve asked Him to make me brave and strong as a lion but gentle and meek like a lamb.

Daddy God wants us to be lambs just like Jesus. When Jesus suffered on the cross, it was the most painful experience but He willingly suffers and gave His life for us.

As a Christian, I have learned that we shouldn’t be surprised if we are experiencing sufferings and pain. All true Christians do not really have a happy, joyous living. It is because the path that Christians follow is full of suffering, pain and of bearing our own crosses. But we must endure until the end.  Someday, there will be no pain, no crying, no suffering anymore.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4

Are we willing to suffer the pain even with or without comfort from God? Are we willing to allow Him to circumcise our hearts no matter how painful it is?

“Circumcise yourselves to the LORD; remove the foreskin of your hearts, O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds." Jeremiah 4:4

“And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.” Deuteronomy 30:6

"But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God." Romans 2:29 

Lord, I am sorry for covering my heart. I am sorry for being selfish and for always seeking for comfort. Give me a brave heart Lord. Give me a brave heart to follow Your commands and to continue to walk at the narrow path no matter how hard it is. I willingly give my heart LORD. Circumcise my heart so I may be able to love You with all my heart and soul forever. Amen.


 -Daddy’s girl

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A season of Joy

Christmas is a season which should be a time for joy. For it is the season in which the Lord, Jesus Christ, was born to give His Love and save the world. Even though, we should be in a joyous mood, there are many who become discouraged and depressed during this season. The Lord has reminded us to convey a message to His Body. Please do not spend your time in this season only for yourselves and only for your families but share His love to the widows and orphans.

You are His vessel not only to do His Will but to express and share His perfect Love to those He leads you to help. Remember, you are all called to serve. Do not revolve Love around your time or "me". But revolve everything around Love (God is Love). Yes, revolve everything around God. Ask for His Heart so you may be a diligent obedient servant who joyfully can wash the feet of others. I speak the fruit of the Holy Spirit over your lives. God bless.

James 1:22-27 (AMP)  But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth].23 For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror;24 For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like.25 But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience). 26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person's religious service is worthless (futile, barren).27 External [e]religious worship [[f]religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.

Fire of God!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Does God still strike His servants today?

Exodus 4:24-26 (NKJV) And it came to pass on the way, at the encampment, that the LORD met him and sought to kill him. 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses’[a] feet, and said, “Surely you are a husband of blood to me!” 26 So He let him go. Then she said, “You are a husband of blood!”—because of the circumcision.

When I had first read Exodus in different versions and came across chapter 4 verse 24, I did not understand why the Lord met Moses and sought to kill him. Perhaps some were given the revelation to see between the lines. But as I read the Amplified version, it was crystal clear.

Exodus 4:24-26 Along the way at a [resting-] place, the Lord met [Moses] and sought to kill him [made him acutely and almost fatally ill].25[Now apparently he had [b]failed to circumcise one of his sons, his wife being opposed to it; but seeing his life in such danger] Zipporah took a flint knife and cut off the foreskin of her son and cast it to touch [Moses'] feet, and said, Surely a husband of blood you are to me! 26When He let [Moses] alone [to recover], Zipporah said, A husband of blood are you because of the circumcision.

Moses had a high calling. He was chosen to lead God's people out of Egypt. But on his way to Egypt with his family, Moses fate had almost turned out much different. As we read in verse 25, we can clearly see the reason why Moses might have been judged and killed by the Lord. It is apparent God must have told Moses to circumcise his two boys.  Verse 25 says Moses had failed to circumcise one of his sons because his wife opposed to it. It appears after circumcising the first boy, the mother could not bear the pain of watching her son being circumcised and had opposed Moses from circumcising the second son.

Many of God's servants today can be on the road of their calling just as Moses was and many may not be on their road. But even if God's servants are on their road of calling or not, the question that may determine life or death is, "Are they FULLY OBEYING?" These scriptures show us that our calling will not protect us if we disobey. Especially, if we disobey God over our spouses, children, job, career, business, friends, money, comfort, education, our congregation/church, etc.

What is circumcision? A male baby born in Jewish tradition was to be circumcised on the EIGHTH Day. It represented a covenant between the baby and God. A covenant between God and man required blood and pain. The Lord, Jesus, paid the price of blood with His death. Now, the Lord requires our hearts to be circumcised to enter into His Glory. Circumcision represents pain. Paul said in Acts 14:22, we must go through much tribulation and suffering to enter the Kingdom of God. It is not an easy way. It is the way of the narrow road.

 Moses' wife, Zipporah, could not stand the pain of her son's circumcision and fought to prevent the second one. How many of us have went the easy way in following God? How many of us still say we believe and we follow yet we have not FULLY OBEYED because it was just too painful to stay in His Fire to be purged? How many of us have compromised and given God terms and conditions for us to do His command or calling? God's people do not get struck from the randomness of life.

In 1 Kings 13, a man of God from Judah goes to the altar of Bethel to prophecy as commanded by the Lord. He was told by the Lord that he shall eat no bread or drink water or return by the way he came. However, on his way out from Bethel, he was intercepted by a local prophet who had lied to him in regards to staying and eating.

1 Kings 13:15-18 Then he said to him, Come home with me and eat bread.16He said, I may not return with you or go in with you, neither will I eat bread or drink water with you in this place.17For I was told by the word of the Lord, You shall not eat bread or drink water there or return by the way that you came.18He answered, I am a prophet also, as you are. And an angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord, saying, Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied to him.

Ironically, God had used the lying prophet to speak to His disobedient prophet that he was a dead man.

1 Kings 13:21-22 And he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, Thus says the Lord: Because you have disobeyed the word of the Lord and have not kept the command which the Lord your God commanded you, 22But have come back and have eaten bread and drunk water in the place of which the Lord said to you, Eat no bread and drink no water--your corpse shall not come to the tomb of your fathers.

On the way out, the prophet from Judah is struck and killed by a lion. The lion did not eat him but stood by his dead body. If people in those days heard of this story of the prophet being killed by a lion, many would rationalize that it is one of the dangers of walking in the wilderness. There are no lions in our streets today. What do you think God is using today that may represent the lion to bring judgment on the disobedient servants?

What about in the NT? Will God still judge and strike down His servant or people as in the days of old for disobedience or rebellion? Has God changed?

In Acts chapter 5, we have Ananias and Sappira who had lied to the Holy Spirit and was struck. They had not only lied, it was because they had NOT kept their promise to God. The Lord will always come to collect. Jonah was in a dark belly and the only way to get out was to sacrifice with thanksgiving and pay his vow.

Acts 5:3-5 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart that you should lie to and attempt to deceive the Holy Spirit, and should [in violation of your promise] withdraw secretly and appropriate to your own use part of the price from the sale of the land?4As long as it remained unsold, was it not still your own? And [even] after it was sold, was not [the money] at your disposal and under your control? Why then, is it that you have proposed and purposed in your heart to do this thing? [How could you have the heart to do such a deed?] You have not [simply] lied to men [playing false and showing yourself utterly deceitful] but to God.5Upon hearing these words, Ananias fell down and died. And great dread and terror took possession of all who heard of it.

Jonah 2:9-10 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.

In Acts 12, Herald is killed for not giving God Glory. Herod basked in his pride as he took in the praises of men. Herald like many Christians today steal His Glory. Herald was not only eaten worms but it represented his eternal torment with worms in hell.

Acts 12:21-23 On an appointed day Herod arrayed himself in his royal robes, took his seat upon [his] throne, and addressed an oration to them.22And the assembled people shouted, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man!23And at once an angel of the Lord smote him and cut him down, because he did not give God the glory (the preeminence and kingly majesty that belong to Him as the supreme Ruler); and he was eaten by worms and died.

There are many examples in the bible of God not only judging His people but literally striking and slewing them and individuals. In order for us to receive wisdom, we must return to the biblical Fear of God. The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom. This is the door to Wisdom for He is wisdom. Too many of His people do not Fear HIM for who He is. He is God. You must know the Full Counsel of God. We serve a KING OF KINGS!! Ask HIM to help you understand the magnitude of who you serve!

The bible has been given to us to know His character and the mistakes of His people from the past. We are such a privileged generation but we are also the laziest which does not take advantage of the abundance of information and freedom to seek HIM. We will answer to this!

Exodus 15:26 Saying, If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord your God and will do what is right in His sight, and will listen to and obey His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon you which I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord Who heals you.

Do not make the same mistake as the saints of the OT who did not even know they were sinning against God. They did not even realize they were committing spiritual adultery and harlotry in most cases. Why must history continue to repeat. The Lord's heart grieves so much as men continue to repeat the mistakes of their forefathers. Ask the Lord to put His salve on the eyes and ears of your heart so you may perceive and understand. Stop saying you do not have the time!! Is the cares of the world more important than HIM? He is Returning! He is Returning with a Rod!!

Jeremiah 2:22-27 For though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, yet your iniquity and guilt are still [upon you; you are] spotted, dirty, and stained before Me, says the Lord.23How can you say, I am not defiled; I have not gone after the Baals [other gods]? Look at your way in the valley; know what you have done. You are a restive young female camel [in the uncontrollable violence of her brute passion eagerly] running hither and thither,24Or [you have the untamed and reckless nature of] a wild donkey used to the desert, in her heat sniffing the wind [for the scent of a male]. In her mating season who can restrain her? No males seeking her need weary themselves; in her month they will find her [seeking them].25[Cease from your mad running after idols, from which you get nothing but bitter injury.] Keep your feet from being unshod and your throat from thirst. But you said, It is hopeless! For I have loved strangers and foreigners, and after them I will go. 26As the thief is brought to shame when he is caught, so shall the house of Israel be brought to shame--they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets--27[Inasmuch as] they say to a tree, You are my father, and to a stone, You gave me birth. For they have turned their backs to Me and not their faces; but in the time of their trouble, they say, Arise [O Lord] and save us!

Jeremiah 2:35 Yet you keep saying, I am innocent; surely His anger has turned away from Me. Behold, I will bring you to judgment and will plead against you because you say, I have not sinned.

Please do NOT take the Gospel of Jesus Christ for granted. Churches do not get shut down out of coincidence, randomness of life, or by the devil. We must obey the FULL Gospel of Jesus Christ otherwise compromise will lead to rejection. Use the Grace He is pouring down to return to your First Love for He is merciful. 

May He has mercy on the Church of Laodicea.

1 Peter 4:17 (AMP) For the time [has arrived] for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will [be] the end of those who do not respect or believe or obey the good news (the Gospel) of God?

Fire of God!
Steve Yong Kim
December 20, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

We are always looking for something free, are we not?

Today, in our culture, the masses have been programmed to get something for free. People are always looking for something for free or a discount. Our culture and corporate marketing have intensified this phenomena. But is it a new phenomena? I do not believe it is a new phenomena. It is something in our blood. It is in the flesh. It is part of the nature of sin.

Christians say to one another and even others, "God bless you." Yes, we want to be blessed. It is our desire to be blessed. But the question is, which blessings are we really looking for? Are we looking for material or spiritual blessings. And if you are to be blessed whether material or spiritual, what is your motive for possessing it? Is it for your own comfort and well being?

Unbelievers want to be blessed too. If we met an unbeliever who was having some difficulties and some believers asked if they could pray for them, in most cases, the unbeliever would accept! Even though they do not want to acknowledge God or believe onto Him, they are willing to receive His blessings!!!!

Many Christians are like the unbeliever. They want the blessing but they do not want to give Him the Glory nor OBEY or pay a price. Blessings do not just fall on your laps. Blessings are conditional to your obedience to the requirements of God's Kingdom. There is a law, it is a law in which one will reap what one sows. If you sow disobedience, you will reap torment and eventually destruction. If you sow obedience, you will be reap righteousness in Christ and blessings.

Even after Egypt and Pharaoh had experienced the ten plagues from God including losing his first born, Pharaoh did not give God His Glory nor revered or feared Him. However, Pharaoh knew God existed as His Divine Power was demonstrated through Moses. Yet instead of getting on His knees repenting and giving God Glory for who He is, Pharaoh, after losing his first born finally gives Moses permission to leave with all their possessions. But to top it all off, Pharaoh asks Moses to ask God to bless him even after going through the judgments of God.

Exodus 12:30-32 (AMP)Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.31He called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, get out from among my people, both you and the Israelites; and go, serve the Lord, as you said.32Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone! And [ask your God to] bless me also.

God is reminding me to tell His Body to Give HIM the Glory and Worship for who He is and not for what He can give you in blessings. He is GOD! But even if you are to be blessed, it is NOT FREE. The blessings of God are conditional to your obedience to His Word and commandments.

Egypt was literally devastated and Pharaoh had lost his first born. But instead of submitting and surrendering to God and giving HIM Glory, he rather looked for a blessing instead. Are most of today's Christian any different. Instead of realizing the judgments of God in their lives to open their eyes and fully surrendering to HIM, we rather ask for a free blessing.

Fire of God!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Humility is required to seek the higher things

2 Kings 5:10-14 (AMP)Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.11But Naaman was angry and went away and said, Behold, I thought he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and heal the leper.12Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.13And his servants came near and said to him, My father, if the prophet had bid you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much rather, then, when he says to you, Wash and be clean? 14Then he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, as the man of God had said, and his flesh was restored like that of a little child, and he was clean.

Naaman was a mighty commander of the Syrian army who was leprous. He was told by a little girl that a prophet from Samaria would take his leprous away
(2 Kings 5:1-9).

How many people even today are looking for healing, breakthrough, or  restoration through some gigantic or grandeur event or words? Elisha told Naaman to go dip himself in the Jordan river seven times. But Naaman was angry and said that he thought "he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and heal the leper." He was even more angry because if he had to perform such an embarrassing act at least it could have been in more of an "upscale river"?

I do not know the exact reason why Naaman thought of the Jordan river. Perhaps, the river was used and bathed by lay people or peasants. Perhaps, Abana and Pharpar rivers were where the "upscale people" bathed? Perhaps, the Jordan river was a bit dirty?

For whatever the reason for Naaman not desiring to use the Jordan river, it still required his humility if he wanted to be healed and cleansed. Not only was his humility required but he had to look a bit foolish and dip himself seven times. What if he had only dipped himself six times because after dipping himself six times he said to himself, "This is ludicrous and embarrassing!!" He would have missed his healing.

How are His people today seeking God's answer for healing, breakthrough, or restoration? Is your spirit sensitive enough to hear God's small voice or our hearts to hardened to listen to anything that may sound foolish? Perhaps God has been speaking to many but not in the method most expect? And even if some of us did follow simple strange directions, would we complete the prerequisite such as dipping ourselves seven times or would we stop at six because we would think what we were doing in front of men to be too embarrassing?

God has told my wife and I some time ago that many of His people miss their blessing or breakthrough right at the end. They would give up before completion of their season, trials, or tests. They would not only give up but they would become angry and quit.

We must seek God with no second option. HE is the first and second option. We must seek God going for broke. Do not hold back when it comes to seeking Him. Do not concern yourself of what others may think of you when you cry out seeking HIM. The road to His Glory requires your humility.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29(AMP) [No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.28 And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are, 29 So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim

Revival? It is not going to just fall on your lap

Although many Christians talk about revival, they do not experience revival because they have yet to make a decision to chase God more than they are chasing after the other things in their lives. People have revival with their NFL teams, NBA teams, baseball teams, their secular singers like Lady Gaga, Usher and the likes. They have revival with their hunting rifles. They have revival with new sit coms series, soap operas, block buster movies. It is a remote control revival!! They have revivals with their couches as it happily contours and marks their authority. They have revival with their money as they kiss and caress it. They have revival with their mirrors as they can't get enough of themselves....etc etc..etc

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (AMP)BUT UNDERSTAND this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].
2For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane.3[They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.4[They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God. 5For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].

Most Christians think these verses are speaking of heathens and unbelievers. But these verses are speaking of God's people. In verse 5 it states, "although they hold a form of piety." You see, heathens and unbelievers do not have any form of piety. Verse 4, "[They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God." These are religious lukewarm Christians who are denying the Power of God. 

Revival can happen anywhere but it first must start with you. Revival can happen to anyone who decides to spend more than one hour a week with God. You must decide you want more of God. You must decide you will spend more time with Him. You must decide you will chase after Him more than any other thing this world has to offer. You must decide you will run from SIN and run to HIM. You must begin to fulfill the biblical definition of Loving Him by following His Commandments. You must decide to go back to YOUR FIRST LOVE. You must not only decide but act as though He is your ALL! You must decide to repent!

Why do you pray to HIM? Do you pray to HIM for your own personal interests and reasons? Do you seek HIM for your own welfare and self preservation? Why do you worship HIM? 

He says most of His people treat Him like He is some lucky charm which they carry in their pockets where ever they go and pull it out when they need help! 

You must come to an understanding that you seek, pray, and worship HIM because HE IS GOD!!

John 6:26(AMP) Jesus answered them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you have been searching for Me, not because you saw the miracles and signs but because you were fed with the loaves and were filled and satisfied.

Habakkuk 3:17-18 (AMP)Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, [though] the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls,18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the [victorious] God of my salvation!

Fire of God!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Be faithful in all things

In our prayers, the Lord said that in the coming days many things will crumble and many will fall, many will be deceived, and many will be broken. But His chosen people will not fall! He emphasized and said be faithful in all things. Be faithful not only in what we perceive to be bigger or more important but even the little things that He places in front of us. Walk your journey faithfully so that His promises and our breakthroughs will come to pass.

Psalm 31:23 O love the Lord, all you His saints! The Lord preserves the faithful, and plentifully pays back him who deals haughtily.

Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are extremely disgusting and hateful to the Lord, but they who deal faithfully are His delight.

Luke 16:10-13 (AMP) He who is faithful in a very little [thing] is faithful also in much, and he who is dishonest and unjust in a very little [thing] is dishonest and unjust also in much. 11Therefore if you have not been faithful in the [case of] unrighteous mammon ([a]deceitful riches, money, possessions), who will entrust to you the true riches?12And if you have not proved faithful in that which belongs to another [whether God or man], who will give you that which is your own [that is, [b]the true riches]?13No servant is able to serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (riches, or [c]anything in which you trust and on which you rely).

Fire of God

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Love must endure to the end

In our prayers last night, the Lord said, if you Love Him, you will not quit but cling on to Him until the very end. Many are angry and offended at Him because they have not yet received their promises or breakthroughs as promised by Him. But He said they are not necessarily delayed but time is required to cleanse you. Either let His Fire finish the work or you can run because the heat is too intense. If one runs, it just delays the process.

Time is also used to test you. We will all be tested throughout our lives. Brethren, I beseech you to draw close to HIM now while many of you are in your comfort for dark and difficult days are rapidly approaching us. He has told us that He must allow it to become darker so His Light will shine brigher. Many of His people today are lukewarm and they can only see gray right now.

He said that True Love endures to the very end. You must cling onto Him for dear life. Love does not leave. Love does not quit. Love does not throw in the towel. Love will sacrifice and die if necessary. Love will finish. Love does not forsake.

2 Chronicles 15:2(AMP) And he went out to meet Asa and said to him, Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him, craving Him as your soul's first necessity], He will be found by you; but if you [become indifferent and] forsake Him, He will forsake you.

Many can say they love the Lord and even to one another. But your love must be proved through life as you go through your trials and tribulations. We suffer to learn obedience. We can either go through our wildernesses praising or complaining to Him. We can either make it to the promise land or die in our wildernesses.

Hebrews 5:8 (AMP) Although He was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered

Mark 4:37-38 (AMP)And a furious storm of wind [[a]of hurricane proportions] arose, and the waves kept beating into the boat, so that it was already becoming filled.38But He [Himself] was in the stern [of the boat], asleep on the [leather] cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, Master, do You not care that we are perishing?

If we are immature baby Christians, we will generally cry out to the Lord like the disciples did on the boat out of fear. "Do you not care that we are perishing?" I am sure many of us have shouted that to the Lord, "Do you not care!!"

But the Lord replied in verse 40,  "He said to them, Why are you so timid and fearful? How is it that you have no faith (no [s]firmly relying trust)?"

Faith is not something that just appears out of thin air. Faith is not just an emotion or a thought. If faith can start like the size of a musturd seed which can move a mountain, then faith must be planted and grown. Faith is something we learn through our experiences and it grows and builds confidence as we learn God comes through in the mist of our storms.

If we have not experienced or learned how God comes through for us, it is difficult to trust what we have not experienced. The disciples had already knew such a storm was dangerous and reacted in negative faith which resulted in fear. They had experienced many storms. How many times had they experienced the Lord calming the storm and seas? If they had experienced the Lord calming the seas before, they would be more confident knowing they can trust in the Lord as the storm got stronger. 

How are we to learn to trust the Lord if we are not put in situations to lean on Him experiencing and watching Him come through? Many times, His people do not stick around long enough for their prayers to be answered. Our cultures are a breeding ground countermeasuring the fruit of the Holy Spirit. We must learn patience and long suffering. We must learn eternal patience and eternal long suffering. We must understand His time and how He works in our lives not the other way around. 

We can be like a spiritual child throwing a tantrum as a child does in a store wanting a toy or we can learn patience asking in obedience. When we do not get the things we want or in the time we desire, the basic question is are we going to get mad and quit on God or will we continue to humble ourselves and wait until He says we are ready? True Love waits and continues. It is not about our time but His time. Do NOT lose your JOY for that is your strength in the Lord. If He says soon to you, you must understand the word "soon" in the context of eternal or infinte soon and not in our finite time of soon.

Persevere and endure in all things. Yes, He is returning for you but you must hold on to the end!!
Matthew 10:22 (AMP) And you will be hated by all for My name's sake, but he who perseveres and endures to the end will be saved [[a]from spiritual disease and death in the world to come].

Hebrews 3:8-13 (AMP) Do not harden your hearts, as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] and their provocation and [a]embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness,9Where your fathers tried [My patience] and tested [My forbearance] and [b]found I stood their test, and they saw My works for forty years.10And so I was provoked (displeased and sorely grieved) with that generation, and said, They always err and are led astray in their hearts, and they have not perceived or recognized My ways and become progressively better and more experimentally and intimately acquainted with them.11 Accordingly, I swore in My wrath and indignation, They shall not enter into My rest.12 [Therefore beware] brethren, take care, lest there be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to cleave to, trust in, and rely on Him], leading you to turn away and desert or stand aloof from the living God.13 But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].

Fire of God
Steve Yong Kim
December 7, 2011

Judging in SPIRIT vs. Judging in FLESH by Diane Solver

After keeping silent for days, I feel like I am not doing the right thing so I asked HIM in my prayer, “Daddy, I’m afraid to tell them the truth. I am afraid to tell them that what they are doing is wrong. Who am I to judge? But I know that I should help them know the truth. I’m afraid to hurt their feelings.”

He said, “Child, whenever I let you know your faults, does it hurt?” I answered, “Yes Daddy.” He said, “Truth hurts. But it is better to tell the truth. Speaking the uncompromised truth of My Word can bring conviction to those who do not want to be convicted, and this can bring them to repentance. You know that I would rather see My children being convicted or being hurt by their sins than to see them staying in darkness and sin.”

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.” Psalm25:8

I asked Him again, “But Daddy, You are the only One who has the right to judge them and not us, for You are the righteous judge. Who are we to judge?”

And He said, “Child, there’s a difference between judging in flesh and judging in spirit. You must judge in spirit and not in flesh. When you judge in My Spirit and in My truth, it is not only you who judge but it is My judgment also.”

I pondered to what He told me for a moment and I prayed and asked Him to help me judge in Spirit and in His truth. I prayed to Him to give me the courage to speak His Words to others because it leads to life.

After my prayer, I searched for Bible verses about judgment and I’m blessed because I found exactly the passages related to what Daddy God told me. J Praise Him!

JESUS said, “You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. Yet even if I do judge, My judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me.” John 8:15-16

“The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.” 1 Corinthians 2:15

Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!” 1 Corinthians 6:2-3

I have learned from Daddy that there’s a difference between judging in Spirit and judging in flesh. Judging in Spirit means judging in God’s truth. When we judge in spirit, we do not judge by impulse, or by anger, or by flesh but in love. Our judgment is true because it is not only us who judge but God. We must discern carefully. We must ask first for God’s guidance. Whenever we judge in Spirit we must do it with fear and trembling.

“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.” Galatians 6:1

“Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.” 2 Thessalonians 3:15

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Matthew 18:15-17

On the other hand, judging in flesh is a different thing. When we judge out of envy or hatred then we are judging in flesh. When we judge because of our own selfish interests, then we are judging in flesh. When we try to find fault in others to prove that we are smarter, better, or good, then we are judging in flesh. When we simply want to feel better about ourselves and we compare ourselves to others, then we are judging in flesh. When we judge others of their sins, yet we refuse to see the planks in our own eye, then we are judging in flesh.

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.” Matthew 7:3-5

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?” James 4:11-12

Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.” James 5:9

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” John 7:24

“Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?” Romans 2:3

I thought about keeping silent and this bible verse came into my mind, “But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand.” Ezekiel 33:6

May we all judge in His Spirit and Truth!


-Daddy’s girl
Diane Solver

December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Even the angels had the ability to fall away

The angels of God that fell from heaven saw and basked in His Glory. They were experiencing everlasting Peace. They were experiencing everlasting joy praising Him. Yet, some of them had the ability to rebel and fall away. They saw and experienced Him directly yet they Fell away!! If the angels of God who has seen God have the ability to fall away, then what makes man who has not yet seen God think they do not have the ability to fall away from Grace? Are we that prideful to think even after accepting Jesus Christ and walking as a Christian that we do not have the ability to become corrupted and deceived when in the spiritual realm a third of His holy angels had rebelled?

Jude 1:3-6 (AMP)Beloved, my whole concern was to write to you in regard to our common salvation. [But] I found it necessary and was impelled to write you and urgently appeal to and exhort [you] to contend for the faith which was once for all [a]handed down to the saints [the faith which is that sum of Christian belief which was delivered [b]verbally to the holy people of God].4 For certain men have crept in stealthily [[c]gaining entrance secretly by a side door]. Their doom was predicted long ago, ungodly (impious, profane) persons who pervert the grace (the spiritual blessing and favor) of our God into lawlessness and wantonness and immorality, and disown and deny our sole Master and Lord, Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).5 Now I want to remind you, though you were fully informed once for all, that though the Lord [at one time] delivered a people out of the land of Egypt, He subsequently destroyed those [of them] who did not believe [who refused to adhere to, trust in, and rely upon Him].6 And angels who did not keep (care for, guard, and hold to) their own first place of power but abandoned their proper dwelling place--these He has reserved in custody in eternal chains (bonds) under the thick gloom of utter darkness until the judgment and doom of the great day

2 Peter 2:20-22(AMP)For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through [the full, personal] knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again become entangled in them and are overcome, their last condition is worse [for them] than the first.21For never to have obtained a [full, personal] knowledge of the way of righteousness would have been better for them than, having obtained [such knowledge], to turn back from the holy commandment which was [verbally] delivered to them.22There has befallen them the thing spoken of in the true proverb, The dog turns back to his own vomit, and, The sow is washed only to wallow again in the mire.

Keep guard of your hearts brethren. The devil and his demons may not be the only enemy. Sometimes, the worse enemy to ourselves may be the person you are looking in the mirror. The devil fell due to pride. Do not fall from your own pride.

Fire of God

Sunday, December 4, 2011

He will prune, train, and repeatedly cleanse His branches.

John Chapter 15 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.

It seem those who truly follow Jesus Christ and love Him will experience more trials and tribulation. To the worldly people, we may even look like a “loser”.  In their eyes, we may look timid and weak. Before reaching an expected breakthrough, God will repeatedly cleanse and prune us. After all, we must not forget that we are His branches. The more fruit you bear, the more cleansing and pruning will you go through. We will be prune until a richer and more excellent fruit is produce and ready to sell (to do His kingdom work).

Even after bearing qualified fruit, He will still continue to prune us but it will not hurt as before since much of the flesh has been crucified. It is just as real fruit trees are prune and trained. This word "trained" is an actual term used in the industry. Without proper pruning and training, the fruit trees will not properly develp in shape and form. When fruit trees are properly pruned and trained, they will yield a higher quality fruit in their earlier years and the life of the tree will live significantly longer.

Another form of pruning and training is to remove any dead, diseased, or broken limbs. Just as real trees are pruned, God prunes the dead, diseased, and broken limbs from our lives. Anything that does not belong in our lives which prevent God from bearing good fruit will be continuously pruned and trained. The more we resist, the more it will be painful. Without the necessary pruning and training, we will not be able to bear good fruit and if we do not bear good fruit, we are no use and we will be cut off and thrown into the fire. Even if you are born again and have an experirence with God knowing you have been saved by Grace and on your way to heaven, if you do not bear fruit, scripture is very clear on the consequences. The above scripture states, “Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit He cuts away…” The unbelievers are not in Him. It is very clear, a born again Christian who has stopped bearing fruit will end up burning in the fires hell.

John 15:6 If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.

The fruit we must bear are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. God continues to remind me to bear all these fruits and without these fruits we will not enter the Kingdom of God. We can not enter heaven with our short tempers, hate, anger, without self control, and etc.

Galatians 5:22-23 (AMP)But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, 23Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [[a]that can bring a charge].

Please we must reflect the fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives. If there are fruit that is opposite of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, then we must ask God to help us from bearing bad fruit and for Him to prune us. We are branches that needs to be pruned. What are the benefits of bearing good fruit?

John 15:8,9,11 When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in is love with Me]. I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing. 

If we produce much fruit, Father will be honored and glorified! It is also testimony of our approval in being true followers of God!! And there is more, bearing much fruit prove that we are ABIDING in His love and our joy and delight may be in us and that our JOY and GLADNESS may be of FULL MEASURE, COMPLETE and OVERFLOWING! The best part is that we will GO TO HEAVEN after our life is finished on earth. I have more good news to tell you. If you continue to bear good fruit, whatever we ask God in His name, He will grant it to us. Would you not want to reward and give more favor if your children fully obey you?

John 15:16 ….that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you. 

Let us be separated and distinguished from the world. Our fruit will prove that we are the true followers of Christ Jesus. If our fruit is like the world (bad fruit) how will we glorify God and honor Him? And how will we draw sinners to Him? If the world loves you and if you love anything that is in the world, you must remember, that the ax is already at the root and you will be cut off in the end. How do we know if we belong to the world or God?

John 15:19 If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you.

If your worldly Christians or unbeliever friends loves to hang out with you and you have no problem hanging out with them doing what the world does, this may mean you are trouble. Now we must have a different spirit from them. If our spirit and their spirits are getting along great, it is more like we belong to the world. Please separate yourselves from the world. If it is necessary, we may have to end our friendship and start praying to God for godly friends to hang out with.

Our walk with the Lord may not be so easy but walking and doing His plan will satisfy you above all things. It may be sometimes be a lonely walk but it is only Jesus who can fill any lonely void so you may be fully content. We must always remind ourselves the NARROW way is literal. It will become so narrow that many people will not continue to walk with us. The great harvest is coming and we must be equipped and at least be prepared to start. You must be willing to be pruned and trained. May YOUR WILL BE DONE AND YOUR KINGDOM COME LORD!!”

I give all the glory to God.
Fire of God

Yoojin Kim
July 1, 2010

Authority is granted as you submit to His Authority

Luke 10:19 (AMP) Behold! I have given you Authority and Power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.

Many Christians do not realize this is conditional to their FULL submission to the Lordship of Jesus and His Authority. If you do not submit, you relinquish that authority and thus you give the enemy the right to drag you in the dirt all day long. 

If you are given a management position with people under you, then as long as you follow the directions of your superior and abide by the governing laws of the company, your authority, influence, and power is continued. 

If you are a commander in an army, your power, influence, and authority comes from another who is higher than you. If you disobey him or the office of that power, you may lose that authority to command other below you.

Authority is only continued and granted as long as you follow the directions of your superiors and the governing laws for such authority. 

If one abuses that power, breaks the rules and laws, and disobeys, do you really think such authority and power will be continually granted? 

If we are to drive and cast out demons healing the sick, then we need the Lord's Power and Authority for such authority comes from Him. If we possess the Lord's authority, then His authority is Higher than that of the devil and the demons and therefore, they must submit and go. However, if we are not in possession of that authority through Him, the demons do not have to listen to us and go. 

Adam and Eve originally had the authority over the earth and they had relinquished that authority to the devil when they disobeyed and sinned. If you continue to sin, you continue to give the devil authority over your lives and he will bring havoc, torment, destruction, and chaos onto you. 

Fully Surrender and submit to Jesus following His commandments and Word so He may give you the authority over the devil. Live Holy and give the devil nothing to claim on you!

John 14:30 (AMP) I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.]

Fire of God