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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Is Salvation secured or conditional?

Salvation is secured conditional to your continued obedience and faith in HIM. With this note, I will mostly post scripture verses to prove through scripture that our salvation is conditional. God had given me a revelation back some time ago. Lucifer and one third of the angels saw God. They were in His presence. They worshiped Him basking in His Glory. They SAW GOD!! Yes, even after being with God and knowing His Peace, Love, Security, and Life, they still REBELLED!

Men have not seen God as the angels had, then what makes us think we do not have the ability to rebel against God and fall away when the angels had seen God and rebelled? Are men that arrogant? I do not think all of the third of the angels went willing but since they were under Lucifer's authority, many were deceived into rebellion. This is why it is so important that one finds a good church for you fall under that authority. But most importantly,  you must continue to keep a constant relationship with the Lord feeding and drinking from Him every day. You must put in the effort to study, read, pray, and worship daily. Otherwise, you will begin to drift and fall away back into the world.

Exodus 32:7-10 The Lord said to Moses, Go down, for your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves;8They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, These are your gods, O Israel, that brought you up out of the land of Egypt!9And 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.

Exodus 32:33 But the Lord said to Moses, Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him [not you] out of My book.

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.

Numbers 32:15 For if you turn from following Him, He will again abandon them in the wilderness, and you will destroy all this people.

Numbers 14:8-13 (Amplified Bible)8If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.9Only do not rebel against the Lord, neither fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their defense and the shadow [of protection] is removed from over them, but the Lord is with us. Fear them not.10But all the congregation said to stone [Joshua and Caleb] with stones. But the glory of the Lord appeared at the Tent of Meeting before all the Israelites.11And the Lord said to Moses, How long will this people provoke (spurn, despise) Me? And how long will it be before they believe Me [trusting in, relying on, clinging to Me], for all the signs which I have performed among them?12I will smite them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and will make of you [Moses] a nation greater and mightier than they. 13But Moses said to the Lord, Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for You brought up this people in Your might from among them.

Deuteronomy 9:14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under the heavens; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.

Deuteronomy 29:20 The Lord will not pardon him, but then the anger of the Lord and His jealousy will smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall settle on him; the Lord will blot out his very name from under the heavens.

Joshua 24:19-20 And Joshua said to the people, You cannot serve the Lord, for He is a holy God; He is a jealous God. He will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.20 If you forsake the Lord and [a]serve strange gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after having done you good.

Psalm 69:28 (Amplified Bible)28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living and the book of life and not be enrolled among the [uncompromisingly] righteous (those upright and in right standing with God

Revelation 3:5 (Amplified Bible)5 Thus shall he who conquers (is victorious) be clad in white garments, and I will not erase or blot out his name from the Book of Life; I will acknowledge him [as Mine] and I will confess his name openly before My Father and before His angels.

Luke 3:9 Even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees, so that every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

Acts 1:25 To take the place in this ministry and receive the position of an apostle, from which Judas fell away and went astray to go [where he belonged] to his own [proper] place.

Hebrews 3:7-11 (Amplified Bible)Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice,8Do 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.11Accordingly, I swore in My wrath and indignation, They shall not enter into My rest

Romans 8:12-13 So then, brethren, we are debtors, but not to the flesh [we are not obligated to our carnal nature], to live [a life ruled by the standards set up by the dictates] of the flesh.13For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever

1 Corinthians 15:1-2 AND NOW let me remind you [since it seems to have escaped you], brethren, of the Gospel (the glad tidings of salvation) which I proclaimed to you, which you welcomed and accepted and upon which your faith rests, 2And by which you are saved, if you hold fast and keep firmly what I preached to you, unless you believed at first without effect and all for nothing.

Galatians 5:4 (Amplified Bible)4If you seek to be justified and declared righteous and to be given a right standing with God through the Law, you are brought to nothing and so separated (severed) from Christ. You have fallen away from grace (from God's gracious favor and unmerited blessing).

Colossians 1:21-23 (Amplified Bible)21And although you at one time were estranged and alienated from Him and were of hostile attitude of mind in your wicked activities,22Yet now has [Christ, the Messiah] reconciled [you to God] in the body of His flesh through death, in order to present you holy and faultless and irreproachable in His [the Father's] presence.23[And this He will do] provided that you continue to [a]stay with and in the faith [in Christ], well-grounded and settled and steadfast, not shifting or moving away from the hope [which rests on and is inspired by] the glad tidings (the Gospel), which you heard and which has been preached [b][as being designed for and offered without restrictions] to every person under heaven, and of which [Gospel] I, Paul, became a minister

Matthew 24:13 But he who endures to the end will be saved.

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

Luke 13:23-24 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,24 Strive to enter by the narrow door [force yourselves through it], for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.

There are many more verses in the bible I can utilize. Those who believe in the "once saved always saved" as I had previously can come up with their own verses. But I hope they see the wisdom that those verses are true conditional to one staying in obedience and in Faith. That belief has NO POWER. 

I ask the brethren, seek God on this matter if you had been taught the "once saved always saved" teaching. Return to the BIBLICAL FEAR OF THE LORD so that Wisdom may be poured down on you. If we Love Him, we will obey His commandments for that is the definition of Loving God. Anyone can say they Love God or anyone else for that matter. But it is those who follow His commands, living in Holiness, separated from the world that will be His Bride. The race must be finished and we must endure to the end. 

John 14:21 (Amplified Bible) 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.].

If you had drifted away, repent and Return to you First Love. He is coming back!!!!

God Bless you all
Fire of God!

Steve Yong Kim

Monday, May 30, 2011

Did Jesus ever charge anyone?

If by Grace we have received the anointing to cast out demons, heal the sick, teach or preach, why is it that many of His servants are charging for their gifts? Is a church going to charge me for a class to learn about the Holy Spirit? Is a church or individual going to charge me to have demons cast out or counseling on such matters?

 It is but the way of Balaam. Yes, they may still operate in the anointing because the gifts and calling are irrevocable. But it does not give them the right to peddle His Word, gifts, and anointing. Did they pay a financial price to receive such anointing? It will lead to corruption and eventually their gifts will be corrupted.


There is a big difference between tithing properly to God's church than someone charging like the world does; BY THE HOUR OR SESSION. There is a big difference when God leads someone to give to the ministry or individual rather than telling God's people how much it will cost them to have a deliverance or counseling session. There is a big difference when a person makes an offering above their tithes to a ministry because they are grateful to the Lord rather than a church collecting fees on classes that teach God's Word. Will a church or ministry charge for healing? Will a church or ministry charge to teach the Word? How can a classroom teach a person to be a prophet? They add more sin to it by now charging something that does not come from a classroom?

Matthew 10:8 (Amplified Bible) Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give.

2 Kings 5:10-27 (Amplified Bible)10Elisha 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.15Then Naaman returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and stood before him. He said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel. So now accept a gift from your servant.16Elisha said, As the Lord lives, before Whom I stand, I will accept none. He urged him to take it, but Elisha REFUSED.17Naaman said, Then, I pray you, let there be given to me, your servant, two mules' burden of earth. For your servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice to other gods, but only to the Lord.18In this thing may the Lord pardon your servant: when my master [the king] goes into the house of [his god] Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, may the Lord pardon your servant in this thing.19Elisha said to him, Go in peace. So Naaman departed from him a little way.20But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not receiving from his hands what he brought. But as the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.21So Gehazi followed after Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him and said, Is all well?22And he said, All is well. My master has sent me to say, There have just come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. I pray you, give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments.23And Naaman said, Be pleased to take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags with two changes of garments and laid them upon two of his servants, and they bore them before Gehazi.24When he came to the hill, he took them from their hands and put them in the house; and he sent the men away, and they left.25He went in and stood before his master. Elisha said, Where have you been, Gehazi? He said, Your servant went nowhere.26Elisha said to him, Did not my spirit go with you when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Was it a time to accept money, garments, olive orchards, vineyards, sheep, oxen, menservants, and maidservants?27Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cleave to you and to your offspring forever. And Gehazi went from his presence a leper as white as snow.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Self Preservation will result in stealing God's Glory

I want to expand on something from a discussion on one of my threads in Facebook. It is about stealing God's Glory. It is about how many today could be stealing His Glory and they do not even realize it. I want to discuss a hypothetical scenario to help explain how we may at times be stealing God's Glory.

Exodus 14:4 "I will harden (make stubborn, strong) Pharaoh's heart, that he will pursue them, and I will gain honor and glory over Pharaoh and all his host, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord. And they did so."

Exodus 14:18 "The Egyptians shall know and realize that I am the Lord when I have gained honor and glory over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen."

As God's people were about to begin their journey out of Egypt, they did not know they were to cross the Red Sea. All they knew was that God was displaying His Power against the Egyptians through the ten plagues and that He was going to deliver them out of Egypt. 

I want to use a scenario to explain how God's people may be stealing His Glory. You see, I have learned that God does not necessarily give us steps two, three, four, and so on. He will tell us step one and we must continue to walk forward in faith. It is the human nature to want to know the future. It is the human nature and flesh wanting to know where the provisions are coming from and where we are exactly going. But too many of His children including Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Preachers, and Teachers are walking in little faith. This is the result of our environment. It is the result of living in the world or Babylonian system. Many of the techniques, culture, and methods are being handed down from generation to generation and as far as many can see, the prosperity gospel on the surface appears to be working.

I would like to impose a hypothetical scenario. What if Moses knew they were to cross the Red Sea? What if Moses told God's people and they were all excited about being delivered and making it to the promise land through the Red Sea? What if they all knew they were to cross the Red Sea? It is a task many would say that God is able. They could have said it with their lips but with their hearts would have been another matter.

Oh, how they would have wondered how God would get them across the Red Sea. Many would have probably said to each other, "Have Faith! God is able, nothing is impossible!" Do we not hear such words as even in today's time? Many would had begun to wonder and imagine how God would be able to get hundreds of thousands of people across the Red Sea. But you see, they were required to do NOTHING except pray and have faith. God was going to do EVERYTHING! Then once the Word came, they were to react on that Faith and move out of Egypt knowing what awaited them was a humanly impossible feat. But God requires faith! They would had to move forward knowing God would had to provide a miracle to cross them through the Red Sea. The promise was made. The Word was given that God would get them to the promise land.

But what if during the wait, instead of waiting and praying, men began to ponder on the different ways God was going to get them through the Red Sea. I am sure they knew they lacked the resources but they would have been saying, "Nothing is impossible." This is the problem, when we start to ponder instead of praying, our flesh begins to conjure up ideas to help God. What if some leaders/preachers began to conjure up ideas on how God would get them through. They begin to raise money. They start telethons, praiseathons, baked sales, car washes (camel washes in those days), and they entice the people to give because God was going to build giant boats to get them across the Red Sea. Of course, they would had to sell FEAR and Guilt as well to make their people give large sums of money. These giants boats today can be viewed in terms of colossal church buildings, universities, growth programs, fitness centers and coffee shops in church buildings, parking lots, and etc.

What if God's people were able to raise enough money to build multitudes of large boats? And as they traveled toward the Red Sea, they might have been praising God as they felt safe and comfortable. They could have thought they were still moving in Faith because it is God's work after all. The promise was given that He would get them through the Red Sea. And as the Egyptians came to pursue them, they would have all gotten  in their their large boats and sailed across. As they made it across, they would have cheered! They would have thrown a party! They would probably given each other high fives. They would have given each other plaques, rewards, and recognition. They would have praised God and said, "Thank you Lord!"

But in realty, they would have stolen God's Glory because they did not have the faith to wait and watch God do a miracle. People tend to think God needs our help. They think we need to give God a hand in starting something. Where is the testimony to Glorify God? God parted the Red Sea to show the world and His people that He was God and that He would deliver His people. If God is to be Glorified, it is through HIS WORK AND HIS MIRACLES AND WITHOUT OUR INTERFERENCE!!

How many times have we heard testimonies of people testifying of their work! How many times have we heard of people testifying of  their growth programs, their 12 steps to freedom program, their baked sales, their telethons, their car washes, their fund raisers, and how it got them to where they think they need to be? How many times have we heard about raising money to send someone on a missionary trip through the car washes and bake sales? If someone has to raise money through a car wash to go on a missionary trip, then it is probably NOT THEIR TIME TO GO. They should go back home and learn to PRAY! They and their churches should be using the time getting on their knees to PRAY instead of washing cars and baking cakes. Baking cakes do not drive out demons! How is that type of faith going to deal with the witches and voodoo doctors residing in the third world? Do not many come back defeated?

Matthew 23:15 (Amplified Bible)"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you travel over sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes one [a proselyte], you make him doubly as much a child of hell (Gehenna) as you are."

When we are born into this world, we are born into SLAVERY and once we find freedom in Christ, we must step out of EGYPT and into the wilderness and REALLY LEARN TO TRUST GOD. When God's people went out into the wilderness, they had become frightened and complained because they did not see the Walmarts to go food shopping. They did not see the stores that sold water bottles. They had to LEARN and know what it really meant to FULLY TRUST GOD. He fed them supernaturally. He gave them water supernaturally.


Hebrews 3:7-12 (Amplified Bible) "7Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice,
8Do 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.11Accordingly, I swore in My wrath and indignation, They shall not enter into My rest.(A)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."

Renew your minds brethren. We can all say we Trust God in our comfort but just wait until we are out of our comfort zone, that will be another story. Much of today's system, even in our churches, have been influenced by the enemy, other religious churches, and the Babylonian ideology. It is a water down compromised gospel with NO POWER. When we learn to FULLY TRUST God, He can manifest His miracles, signs, wonders and He can be REALLY GLORIFIED!! Sometimes, it starts by humbling ourselves and asking the Holy Spirit to teach us to Fully Trust in HIM.

We must be all willing to be taken to the edge of our own personal Red Seas and taught on how to Fully Trust God. We have to be willing to let go of our own understanding and wisdom. We have to be willing to fall backwards without any outside help and know that God will catch us. We must stand on firm ground knowing He is the first and last solution. There is no other option. There is no other back up plan for self preservation. We must be willing to go all the way even unto death. Otherwise, we will end up MOCKING HIM. It is ALL of Him or none. There is no middle ground for the middle will be spit out. 

Psalm 23:4 (Amplified Bible)"Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me."

God has told my wife and I to ask what we need. He said, "Ask Me first!" We must pray earnestly and wait for God to move the hearts of people and circumstances for He is working to answer our prayers. Yes, the waiting can be difficult but even in waiting we are learning long suffering and patience. His Word is good. When we wait and as He answers our prayers during our seasons, we will know HE IS FAITHFUL. WE LEARN TO BE MORE GRATEFUL. And one day, our faith will have grown into a large tree bearing much fruit and a day will come when He will ask us to tell the mountain to move! And we will have enough faith to tell it to move and it will move.

The days of greater works are upon us. Pass His tests and trials now. Persevere and endure in all things brethren. Be blessed.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

If we claim to be Christians, then we must live the life of Jesus overcoming Sin, Satan, demons, world, flesh, the carnal nature, sickness, and death. Scripture says, if we are born of God, we will overcome. If we do not overcome, then we better ask a difficult question, are we even then born of God or was it lip service? Grace does not give us the freedom to live as He found us or return to it.

His Unconditional Love and Grace saves us when we call out to Him in repentance and sincereity. But He loves us too much. He will NOT leave us in the state He found us. If you are still in the state He found you it is because you had chosen not to continue in following Him. Will we continue even though the narrow road is difficult and we find it getting narrower and narrower? Repent and return to your First Love. Repent while Grace is still available.

His  Grace gives us the ability to follow Him, carry our own crosses, walking in His commandments, living in Holiness, sharing in His SUFFERING, persevering, enduring and overcoming all obstacles for His Glory. If we claim to be His Bride, then we will be a people marked in obedience and known as OVERCOMERS!

Romans 8:17 (Amplified Bible) And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.

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

Luke 14:33 (Amplified Bible) 33So 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.

1 John 5:3-5 (Amplified Bible)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).4For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.5Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]?


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Pits of HELL part 2 Chapter 6

"Listen to Me," said Jesus.  "What you are about to see and hear is true.  Take heed you ministers of the gospel, for these are faithful and true sayings.  Awake, evangelists, preachers, and teachers of My Word, all of you who are called to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.  If you are sinning, repent or you will likewise perish."

We walked up to within fifteen feet of this activity.  I saw small dark-clothed figures marching around a boxlike object.  Upon closer examination, I saw that the box was a coffin and the figures marching around it were demons.  It was a real coffin, and there were twelve demons marching around it.  As they marched, they were chanting and laughing.  Each one had a sharp spear in his hand, which he kept thrusting into the coffin through small openings that lined the outside.

There was a feeling of great fear in the air, and I trembled at the sight before me.

Jesus knew my thoughts, for He said, "Child, there are many souls in torment here, and there are many different types of torment for these souls.  There is greater punishment for those who once preached the gospel and went back into sin, or for those who would not obey the call of God for their lives.  "

I heard a cry so desperate that it filled my heart with despair.  "No hope, no hope!" he called.  The hopeless cry came from the coffin.  It was an endless wail of regret.

"God, how awful!" I said.

"Come," said Jesus, "let's go closer." With that, He walked up to the coffin and looked inside.  I followed and also looked in.  It appeared that the evil spirits could not see us.

A dirty-gray mist filled the inside of the coffin.  It was the soul of a man.  As I watched, the demons pushed their spears into the soul of the man in the coffin.

I will never forget the suffering of this soul.  I cried to Jesus, "Let him out, Lord; let him out." The torment of his soul was such a terrible sight.  If only he could get free.  I pulled at Jesus' hand and begged Him to let the man out of the coffin.

Jesus said, "My child, peace, be still."

As Jesus spoke, the man saw us.  He said, "Lord, Lord, let me out.  Have mercy." I looked down and saw a bloody mess.  Before my eyes was a soul.  Inside the soul was a human heart, and blood spurted from it.  The thrusting of the spears were literally piercing his heart.

"I will serve You now, Lord." He begged, "Please let me out." I knew that this man felt every spear that pierced his heart.

"Day and night, he is tormented," the Lord said.  "He was put here by Satan, and it is Satan who torments him."

The man cried, "Lord, I will now preach the true gospel.  I will tell about sin and hell.  But please help me out of here."

Jesus said, "This man was a preacher of the Word of God.  There was a time when he served Me with all his heart and led many people to salvation.  Some of his converts are still serving Me today, many years later.  The lust of the flesh and the deceitfulness of riches led him astray.  He let Satan gain the rule over him.  He had a big church, a fine car, a large income.  He began to steal from the church offerings.  He began to teach lies.  He spoke mostly half-lies and half-truths.  He would not let Me correct him.  I sent My messengers to him to tell him to repent and preach the truth, but he loved the pleasures of this life more than the life of God.  He knew not to teach or preach any other doctrine except the truth as revealed in the Bible.  But before he died, he said the Holy Ghost baptism was a lie and that those who claimed to have the Holy Ghost were hypocrites.  He said you could be a drunkard and get to heaven, even without repentance.

"He said God would not send anyone to hell -that God was too good to do that.  He caused many good people to fall from the grace of the Lord.  He even said that he did not need Me, for he was like a god.  He went so far as to hold seminars to teach this false doctrine.  He trampled My Holy Word under his feet.  Yet, I continued to love him.

"My child, it is better to have never known Me than to know Me and turn back from serving Me," said the Lord.

"If only he had listened to You, Lord!" I cried.  "If only he had cared about his soul and the souls of others.  "
"He did not listen to Me.  When I called he would not hear Me.  He loved the easy life.  I called and called him to repentance, but he would not come back to Me.  One day he was killed and came immediately here.  Now Satan torments him for having once preached My Word and saved souls for My kingdom.  This is his torment."

I watched the demons as they continued to march around and around the coffin.  The man's heart beat and real blood ran from it.  I will never forget his cries of pain and sorrow.

Jesus looked at the man in the coffin with great compassion and said, "The blood of many lost souls are upon this man's hands.  Many of them are in torment here right now." With sorrowful hearts, Jesus and I walked on.

Chapter 6

A Divine Revelation of Hell
by   Mary K Baxter Ministry

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Pits of Hell

We stopped at the next pit.  It was exactly like all the others.  Inside it was the form of a woman, which I knew by her voice.  She cried out to Jesus for deliverance from the flames.

Jesus looked on the woman with love and said, "While you were on earth, I called you to come to Me.  I pleaded with you to get your heart right with I Me before it was too late.  I visited you many times in the midnight hour to tell you of My love.  I wooed! you, loved you and drew you to Me by My Spirit.

"Yes Lord,' you said, 'I will follow You,' With your lips you said you loved Me, but your heart did not mean it.  I knew where your heart was.  I often sent my messengers to you to tell you to repent of your sins and come to Me, but you would not hear Me.  I wanted to use you to minister to others, to help others to find Me.  But you wanted the world and not Me.  I called you, but you would not hear Me, nor would you repent of your sins."

The woman said to Jesus, "You remember, Lord, how I went to church and was a good woman.  I joined the church.  I was a member of Your church.  I knew Your call was on my life.  I knew I had to obey that call at all costs, and I did."

Jesus said, "Woman, you are still full of lies and sin.  I called you, but you would not hear Me! True, you were a member of a church, but being a church member did not get you to heaven.  Your sins were many, and you did not repent.  You caused others to stumble at My Word.  You would not forgive others when they hurt you.  You pretended to love and serve Me when you were with Christians, but when you were away from Christians, you lied, cheated and stole.  You gave heed to seducing spirits and enjoyed your double life.  You knew the straight and narrow way."

"And," Jesus said, "you also had a double tongue.  You talked about your brothers and sisters in Christ.  You judged them and thought you were holier than they, when there was gross sin in your heart.  This I know, you would not listen to My sweet Spirit of compassion.  You judged the outside of a person, without regard to the fact that many were children in the faith.  You were very hard.

"Yes, you said you loved Me with your lips, but your heart was far from Me.  You knew the ways of the Lord and you understood.  You played with God, and God knows all things.  If you had sincerely served God, you would not be here today.  You cannot serve Satan and God at the same time."

Jesus turned to me and said, "Many in the last days will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and will serve sin.  Come out from among them, and be separate.  Walk not in the way with them." As we walked away, the woman began to curse and swear at Jesus.  She screamed and cried with rage.  We walked on.  I was so weak in body.

In the next pit was the form of another skeleton.  I smelled the odor of death even before we arrived.  This skeleton looked the same as the others.

I wondered what this soul had done that it should be lost and hopeless, with no future except an eternity in this dreadful place.  Hell is for eternity.  As I heard the crying of the souls in torment, I cried too.

I listened as a woman spoke to Jesus from the flames of the pit.  She was quoting the Word of God.  "Dear Lord, what is she doing here?" I asked.

"Listen," said Jesus.

The woman said, "Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  No man comes to the Father but by Him.  Jesus is the Light of the World.  Come to Jesus, and He will save you."

When she spoke, many of the lost souls around her listened.  Some swore and cursed at her.  Some told her to stop.  Still others said, "Is there really hope?" or "Help us, Jesus." Great cries of sorrow filled the air.

I didn't understand what was happening.  I did not know why the woman was preaching the gospel here.

The Lord knew my thoughts.  He said, "Child, I called this woman at the age of thirty to preach My Word and to be a witness of the gospel.  I call different ones for different purposes in My body.  But if man or woman, boy or girl doesn't want My Spirit, I will depart.

"Yes, she did answer My call for many years, and she grew in the knowledge of the Lord.  She learned My voice, and she did many good works for Me.  She studied the Word of God.  She prayed often, and she had many prayers answered.  She taught many people the way of holiness.  She was faithful in her house.

"The years went by until one day she found out that her husband was having an affair with another woman.  And even though he asked for forgiveness, she grew bitter and would not forgive him and try to save her marriage.  True, her husband was wrong, and he did commit a very grave sin.

"But this woman knew My Word.  She knew to forgive, and she knew that with every temptation there is a way of escape.  Her husband asked her to forgive him.  She would not.  Instead, anger took root.  Anger grew inside her.  She would not turn it over to Me.  She turned more bitter each day and said in her heart, 'Here I am serving God all the way, and my husband is running around with another woman! 'Do you think that is right?' She said to Me.

"I said, 'No, it is not right.  But he came to you and repented and said he would never do that again.

"I told her, 'Daughter, look inside yourself, and see that you have caused this yourself”

"'Not me, Lord,' she said, 'I am the holy one, and he is the sinful one.' She would not listen to Me.

"Time went on, and she wouldn't pray to Me or read the Bible.  She became angry not only at her husband, but also at those around her.  She quoted the Scriptures, but she would not forgive him.

"She would not listen to Me.  Her heart grew bitter, and great sin entered in.  Murder grew in her heart where love had once been.  And one day, in her anger, she killed her husband and the other woman.  Satan then took her over completely, and she killed herself.  "

I looked at that lost soul that had given up Christ and condemned her soul forever to the flames and the pain.  I listened as she responded to Jesus.  "I will forgive now, Lord,” she said.  "Let me out.  I will obey You now.  See, Lord, I am preaching Your Word now.  In an hour demons will come to take me to be tormented even worse.  For hours they will torture me.  Because I was preaching your Word, my torments are worse.  Please, Lord, I beg You to let me out."
I cried with the woman in the pit and asked the Lord to please keep me from all bitterness of heart.  "Don't let me allow hatred to come into my heart, Lord Jesus,” I said.

"Come, let us go on," Jesus said.

In the next pit was the soul of a man wrapped in its skeleton form, crying out to Jesus.  "Lord," he cried, "help me to understand why I am here."

Jesus said, "Peace, be still.  You understand why you are here."

"Let me out, and I will be good," the man begged.

The Lord said to him, "Even in hell you are still lying.  "

Jesus then turned to me and said, "This man was 23 years old when he came here.  He would not listen to My gospel.  He heard My Word many times and was often in My house.  I drew him by My Spirit unto salvation, but he wanted the world and its lust.  He liked to drink and would not heed My call.  He was raised in the church, but he would not commit himself to Me.  One day he said to Me, 'I will give my life to You one day, Jesus.' But that day never came.  One night after a party, he was in a car wreck and was killed.  Satan deceived him to the very end.

"He was killed instantly.  He would not listen to My call.  Others were also killed in the accident.  Satan's work is to kill, steal and destroy.  If only this young man had listened! It is not the Father's will that any perish.  Satan wanted this man's soul, and he destroyed it through carelessness, sin and strong drink.  Many homes and lives are destroyed every year because of alcohol."

If people could only see that the lusts and desires of the world are only for a season! If you come to the Lord Jesus, He will deliver you from strong drink.  Call on Jesus, and He will hear you and help you.  He will be your friend.  Remember He loves you, and He also has the power to forgive your sins.

Married Christians, Jesus warns that you must not commit adultery.  And desiring someone of the opposite sex, even when you don't commit adultery, could be adultery in your heart.

Young people, stay away from drugs and sex sins.  If you have sinned, God will forgive you.  Call on Him now while there is still time.  Find strong Christian adults, and ask them if you can talk with them about your problems.  You will be glad that you took the time now in this world before it is too late.

Satan comes as an angel of light to deceive the world.  No wonder the sins of the world look tempting to this young man, even though he knew God's Holy Word.  One more party, he thought, Jesus will understand.  But death has no mercy.  He waited too late.

I looked at the soul of the man, and I was reminded of my own children.  "Oh God, may they serve You!" I know that many of you who are reading this have loved ones, maybe children, that you do not want to go to hell.  Tell them about Jesus before it is too late.  Tell them to repent of their sins and that God will forgive them and make them holy.

The man's cries rang inside me for days.  I will never forget his cries of regret.  I remember the flesh hanging and burning in the flames.  I cannot forget the decay, the smell of death, holes where eyes once were, the dirty-gray souls and the worms that crawled through the bones.  The form of the young man raised his arms toward Jesus pleadingly as we walked away toward the next pit.

"Dear Lord," I prayed, "give me the strength to go on.

Chapter 4 "More Pits"

A Divine Revelation of Hellby  Mary K Baxter

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Monday, May 23, 2011

We must learn from our mistakes when we stumble

To those who hear God either directly(visions, dreams, prophecy) or indirectly (impressions, sermons, studying, other people), know there are times when God will allow you to stumble. Many times when people receive things, they get very excited and run with it. The May 21, 2011 group were deceived by certain leaders and frankly by their own hearts . But many individuals even within the Christian ranks may be deceived either by themselves or by the enemy.

However, out of His Mercy, during your training or walk, God will allow you to stumble and even allow you to make a mistake publically. It is to HUMBLE YOU! It is to make you more cautious. It is to make you aware that if you had made a mistake, it was really out of your own desires and not out of God's Will. It is God's Will that we persevere, endure, and overcome all things as we advance HIS Kingdom. It is not only to go possess more land but to hold it until His Return. But generally our desire is to run away from tribulation or difficulties and go home to comfort. We are all guilty of this but we must grow up and join in the commission to do His Will.

You must make a choice to hold your ground and fight (works of obedience) until the Lord's Return. Yes, we may want Him to return and take us home today but the more important task at hand is the Lord's Will to do His Work on earth before His return to save as many souls as possible and to Glorify Him.

This is why we must always go back to God and seek His Heart. Many of us want the rapture to have happened yesterday because of our current personal circumstance or situation. When certain people come with information that sounds pleasing, we tend to jump on the band wagon. Instead of seeking God's Will in the matter we tend to believe because it is what we want to believe. This can lead to deception. Our own heart can lead us to deception.

Jeremiah 17:9 (Amplified Bible) "The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]?"

James 1:13-16 (Amplified Bible) "Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being tempted by [what is] evil and He Himself tempts no one.14But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions).15Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death. 16Do not be misled, my beloved brethren."

This discussion is not about the May 21, 2011 group but for many within the Christian ranks. At least for the May 21 group, they have learned their mistake and can move on. I hope and pray that they do not get angry with God and fall away. I hope they use this opportunity to humble themselves to know that they must rely, cling, and seek HIM more. We must get to know the Person. HE is GOD!

Many christians themselves are deceived within their hearts and continue to be deceived. This is more dangerous and frightening because they may not have an indicator like the May 21 group to show they were or are deceived. Some may be fortunate to know right away and be corrected. Some deception may only last a season but we must continue to humble ourselves asking the Lord to take us lower and lower.

 Last year, the Lord spoke to us through a servant that HE had to still take my wife and I lower and lower. I thought to myself, "What! I thought I was laready beaten up enough and humbled. Lower? (I really did not want more pain of the flesh being crucified)."  But now, I see His Plan. I see His Goodness and I ask Him to take me Lower and Lower. As I get lower, I feel more in the spirit. There is still much more flesh that needs to be crucified but I have grown so much from even  4 years ago. Praise Him!

We must be very careful. For it is our heart or our pride that may deceive us. We can become so dogmatic over a subject, doctrine, or interpretation and become deceived. How? The position of being dogmatic is a position of being prideful. If we are to be dogmatic of anything, let us be dogmatic over the Person of Jesus Christ. Let us be dogmatic of obeying the Lord at all cost. Do not be dogmatic over something in which you think you have discovered through your own interpretation of scripture or understanding.

Proverbs 3:5 (Amplified Bible) "Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding."

The Lord has taught me that our whole life will be a test. It will be a test of humility. Will we be willing to be corrected even as matured Christians or will we walk in arrogance with a puffed up head? Will you be willing to listen to a new believer with a Word or will you tell them to sit down because they just got here? Pride is something you must always be on guard. It will ambush you when you are in victory or close to victory.

Obadiah 1:3 (Amplified Bible) "The pride of your heart has deceived you, you dweller in the refuges of the rock [Petra, Edom's capital], whose habitation is high, who says in his heart, Who can bring me down to the ground?"

Jeremiah 49:16 (Amplified Bible) "Your [object of] horror (your idol) has deceived you, and the pride of your heart [has deceived you], O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock [Sela or [a]Petra], who hold and occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as the eagle's, I will bring you down from there, says the Lord."

Proverbs 16:18 (Amplified Bible) "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."

Pride comes in many forms. For example, one can become prideful with their bibles holding on to a certain version. If you observe some fundamental Christians, there are some who will die over their 1611 KJV versions. They will absolutely not look at other versions. But the question is, are they so holding on to 1611 KJV because God told them it is "The" version or because they were told by men? Another example, if you think you are in the Truth because you are smarter than the May 21, 2011 group, the JWs, the Mormons, the Muslims, or others, you will be operating from a position of pride. What has led you to Truth? Was it your intelligence or the Grace of God? We must always be dependent on the Lord to reveal His Truth to us.

When our desires become overwhelming whether that be in the subject of rapture, personal issues, or personal wants, we can become deceived by our own hearts. Our personal Will will start to drown out the Voice of God. When you have found out that you were deceived in something, how will you respond is what is really important? Will you blame God or will you repent and humble yourself and be more cautious? Yes, I know scripture says that God will give us the desires of our heart. But that is conditional to your obedience to His Will and the desires of your heart must line up with His Will and timing. All the promises of God are conditional to our CONTINUED obedience.

If you make a mistake or if you have been deceived or if your message is corrupted, you must repent, learn, and become more cautious. We will begin to be more cautious when we know that speaking on His behalf has severe consequences. We will begin to be more cautious in attempting to teach people about scripture if we know there are consequences of teaching incorrectly. Teach when He leads you and when He gives you the Authority to teach and not from your desires to save the world which will only really be your pride. People will make mistakes. Many people including high profile preachers or servants of God have made mistakes. But sadly, many continue to put salt on the wounds of those who have made mistakes. Let us pray for one another for it is God's desire that those who have made mistakes to repent and turn back to Him in humility. Shame must be overcomed as well. If you run from shame, that is pride. Pray that you are transparent to Him and men. Ask Him to help you walk in humilty. Pray for His Truth and ask Him to put you in agreement with Him.

Pray againt deception and delusion. Pray against pride, coveting, and self righteousness. Bind and cast those spirits out. Incorporate it into your prayers. Four years ago the Holy Spirit spoke to my wife and I and said, "Do not get corrupted, Do not get deceived, and Do not fall away!" I was very surprised that when He spoke that to us. I wondered if God was warning me in something I did not know that was coming? But God has revealed to us that many of His servants have become corrupted, deceived, and have fallen away. This is something we all must be on guard about. Now, we incorporate what He has warned us into our prayers. We ask the Holy Spirit to help us so that we do not get corrupted, deceived, or fall away. The Lord continues to remind us occassionally during our prayers for us not to get corrupted as we are on the verge of Breakthrough.

We ask of you brethren to pray for us as we perform the work He has preordained and commissioned. Please pray that we will obey and fulfil His Will up to the end finishing the race that has been set forth. Be blessed brothers/sisters.

Glory to God
Fire of God

Steve Yong Kim

Real Men

Hey you "Real Men" out there! Drop the Sports, drop the beer, drop the tough man act, drop the video games, drop the TV lose the couch, and deal with the responsibility of family that has been bestowed to you. You will be held accountable/responsible. 1 Timothy 5:8 (KJV) "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

It does not matter who's fault it is, the men will be held responsible for the structure and integrity of the family. Do not think you can quit so easily!

If you are in turmoil humble yourself and get on your knees and pray!

1 Timothy 5:8 (Amplified Bible) If anyone fails to provide for his relatives, and especially for those of his own family, he has disowned the faith [BY FAILING TO ACCOMPANY IT WITH FRUITS] AND IS WORSE THAN AN UNBELIEVER [who performs his obligation in these matters].

Do not be deceived! You cannot just leave your family and still think you are in the Faith and on good terms with God. You must repent!

Real Men in God's eyes are prayer warriors who perseveres, endures, overcoming all obstacles through the Blood of Jesus!

Fire of God

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Word from the Lord - Am I not enough for you? Stop defiling My Temple!!

"Am I not enough for you? It is Me, it is Me. Am I not enough for you? Am I not everything for you My children?  I went to the Cross and shed My Blood for you My children. Why? Oh, My Heart is hurting for you My children because the time is so short. Destruction is coming! Destruction is coming! My children you must wake up! Oh, the days are coming! It is going to be so hard. It is going to be so hard for you to go through it. Oh, My children wake up before it is too late. I am coming! I am coming! I am coming! My Beloved Bride!

I am in you. I am in you My children. And My Temple must be cleansed out! Too much trash and too much junk in you My children. The filthy mouths and the filthy lips are defiling My Temple! It is destroying My Temple. Watch out for your lips! Watch out for your thoughts! Watch out for what you are thinking! Watch out for what you are saying! Watch out for what you are looking at! Watch out! Watch out! Because you will be defiling My Temple! Most of you do not even realize how deceived and deluded you are! My Heart is grieving for you My children. My heart is grieving for you My children. My coming is at hand! It is Near! Yet many do not even know you are defiling yourselves. It is My Temple, I am dwelling in you! Yes, you are defiling My Temple! Watch your lips! Watch your mouths My children. Watch your lips! Watch your lips! Watch out for your mouths My children!

The door is open My children. The door is open. Many of you will have their doors open. It is time. It is time to be delivered. It is time for joy and happiness. It is time. It is for those who are obedient! It is for those who Love me over all things that will have their doors open. Do NOT be deluded in thinking you are serving with all your heart because many of you are serving half hearted!! Many of you have not FULLY SURRENDERED!

Cut it off! Cut it off! Cut off the world! Cut it off My children! Otherwise, you will not have your door open. You will not have your deliverance. You will not have it. Only those who are purified! Only those who are cleansed! Only those who obey My Word! Only those who do not Love the world will have their door open. Time to be delivered! Time to be delivered! Come to Me! Come to Me to My open Arms. Come to Me My children! This is the Year. The Year for your deliverance! Look back! Look back! Look back! Look back!! Examine yourselves! Examine yourselves! If you have even one thing that you love of the world, if you have even one thing that you are enjoying that is of the world, if you have even one thing of the world that is seizing your mind besides Me, then you will NOT have your deliverance! Even the smallest thing, even the littlest thing that you consider over Me, if it is in you and in your life than do NOT think you can have ME! Do not think you can have your deliverance! Do not think you can have both! Do not think you can have it all! 

Did not My Word say those who lose their lives will gain Life? Did I not say that! Lose it all My children! Lose it all! Just be willing to Lose it all My children! Then I will pay and reward you with more and above. It will be beyond more than what you can expect. That is me, I am your Father! I give more than enough. Oh, My children, I am crying. I am crying! My heart is aching for you for the destruction that is coming upon the world. Oh, My children, I am grieving for you! I am, I am grieving!

The time is very near My children! The time is so short! Do you not realize how short it is? My children, do you think you have your life forever? Do you think you will live on the earth forever? It is short! Short! It is but a short journey before you go home. Do not let your heart be stolen by this world for this world is passing away. It is not eternal. It will pass away just like that! Whatever is in your heart, you must dig it out and dig it out! You must search and search so I can purify it. So I can convict it. So I can purify it. I can fill it with My Spirit! You must dig it out. Cry out to Me! You must dig it out and cry out to Me than I will surely help you My children. You must not give up! Continue to cry out to Me! I am coming My children. I am coming! My Word is Good! I am coming My children. Cling on to Me. HOLD ON FIRMLY TO ME! I am coming! I am coming! Do not lose heart because for surely I am coming!"

Thus saith the Lord

Received during prayer
Yoojin Kim & Steve Yong Kim

May 20, 2011, 11:26 PM

Glory to Him!!!

Revelation 3:7-11 (Amplified Bible) 7And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open:(A)8I know your [record of] works and what you are doing. See! I have set before you a door wide open which no one is able to shut; I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept My Word and guarded My message and have not renounced or denied My name. 9Take note! I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say they are Jews and are not, but lie--behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet and learn and acknowledge that I have loved you.(B)10Because you have guarded and kept My word of patient endurance [have held fast the [a]lesson of My patience with the [b]expectant endurance that I give you], I also will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial (testing) which is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth.11I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one may rob you and deprive you of your crown.

Breakthrough is coming for many this year! Hold on brethren! Hold on to the end! Persevere and endure in all things for He is coming!

Fire of God!!

May 21, 2011?

Let us put this May 21, 2011 in perspective. To those of you who believe you are in the Truth, uncompromisable Truth I hope (because there are many who think they are in uncompromisable Truth but are not), understand that we must continue to give God gratitude and thanksgiving for His Grace. For it is His Grace and Love that has led us to His Truth. Please do not think you are in Truth because you are smarter than the May 21, 2011 people.

If you think you are smarter than the May 21, 2011 people or think they are "stupid" for being deceived, you will be thinking/acting from a position of PRIDE! No one has come to the knowledge of Truth by their own effort or intelligence. You have come to know Truth because as Jesus said, the Father has led you. If we think we are in Truth because we are smart, you will be stealing God's Glory. You have come to know Truth by His Grace. 

Be wise and humble brethren. Even when we are in Truth we must be careful not to become arrogant. Pride will ambush you when you think you have victory. Pride will ambush you on the 499th lap of a 500 lap race and one can crash and burn. 

The Lord has told my wife and I that it is very easy to be deceived. Please do not take deception for granted. Do not take the devil for granted. He is much smarter than men give him credit. The moment you think you are good to go is when you are already beginning to fall. 

1 Corinthians 10:12 (Amplified Bible) Therefore let anyone who thinks he stands [who feels sure that he has a steadfast mind and is standing firm], take heed lest he fall [into sin].

John 6:44 (Amplified Bible) No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me, and [then] I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day.

God will deal with people like Camping for VENGEANCE IS HIS. 

Luke 17:2 (Amplified Bible) It would be more profitable for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were hurled into the sea than that he should cause to sin or be a snare to one of these little ones [[a]lowly in rank or influence].

Mark 9:42 (Amplified Bible) And whoever causes one of these little ones (these believers) who [a]acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin, it would be better (more profitable and wholesome) for him if a [huge] millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.


Steve Yong Kim

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Do you know the Message or Do you know the Person?

Do you know the message or do you know the PERSON? Many in Christian land only have the message. But you see, the message is not going to save anyone. You can have the bible memorized, you could have gone to bible school and have degrees posted on your walls but that will still mean nothing if you do not have the PERSON.

A Pharisee at the age of 12 or13 knew the Torah or the first five books from Genesis to Deuteronomy MEMORIZED Word for Word. A Pharisee knew more Word than most your average Christian. Yet, when Jesus showed up, they were like..."Who are you?" When Jesus showed up on the scene, HE was not the Jesus they were preaching. HE was not the Jesus they were describing. HE was not the Jesus they were expecting. HE was not the JESUS they had created through theology. HE was not the JESUS they had created through their religion and traditions. And since He did not fit into their understanding, even though, HE WAS DEMONSTRATING GOD'S POWER WITH SIGNS, MIRACLES, AND WONDERS, they refused to believe Him. As a result, they called God's work the work of Beelzebub and said that HE had a demon.

Mark 3:22 (Amplified Bible) 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, He is possessed by Beelzebub, and, By [the help of] the prince of demons He is casting out demons.

John 10:20 (Amplified Bible)20And many of them said, He has a demon and He is mad (insane--He raves, He rambles). Why do you listen to Him?

Some Christians  must be very careful of who they call false prophets or when the judge certain ministries. A Pharisee spirit was one who came looking for Truth to slander and accuse. Jesus did not go looking for the religious spirits. They came to Him. The way of Cain is a brother looking to kill a brother. Why? Cain killed his brother out of jealousy. All one has to do is speak uncompromised Truth and do the works of Jesus and the Pharisee and Cain spirits will circle to accuse and slander. When Jesus walked the earth, many gathered to Him. As as result, the Pharisees and Sadducees became threathened and jealous. Even though people were getting set free, even though the blind were seeing and the deaf was hearing, even though thousands were fed at one sitting, even though demons were manifesting and cast out, the stiffed neck carnal minds called it a counterfeit.

Today, as the Lord's servants cast demons out and do the work of the Lord, many of their work is called the work of the devil. It is sad because those who accuse are always those who have NO POWER. They have a lot of knowledge of the Word but they have NO Power. A Pharisee had a lot of Word and education but No Power. And when Jesus came along with POWER, they became jealous and plotted to kill him. But Jesus said to them if they were not going to believe in Him at least believe in the works He was doing.
John 10:37-38 "If I am not doing the works [performing the deeds] of My Father, then do not believe Me [do not adhere to Me and trust Me and rely on Me]. 38But if I do them, even though you do not believe Me or have faith in Me, [at least] believe the works and have faith in what I do, in order that you may know and understand [clearly] that the Father is in Me, and I am in the Father [One with Him]."

Even today history still repeats itself. This is one of the things the Lord has taught me. HE has taught me that history repeats. The scene of the stage may look different, the faces may be different, but the problem is the same. Men throughout history will continue to make the same mistake over and over. Why? Because they have the same sin nature; greed, lust, pride, hate, anger, love of power and money, etc. Therefore brethren, do not fall into the same trap as before.

We are upon the days of GREATER WORKS. Brethren, do not become deceived for history will repeat. When God's sons and daughters manifest God's Power to Glorify Him, many will come out of the wood works to accuse the servants and the works calling it a counterfeit. Do not jump in the band wagon as when they did during Jesus' time because they thought the majority's view was safe. God has taught me another things as well. The MAJORITY IS ALWAYS WRONG.  Watch the FRUIT!! Watch the Fruit of the Message and the Fruit of the Work! Yes, even many with Power may become corrupted or fall but do not keep your eyes on men or you will end up disappointed. Keep your eyes on the Person of Jesus Christ. You must make the effort to get to KNOW THE PERSON ON YOUR KNEES PRAYING. Get to know Him first and then know about Him. When you know the PERSON of JESUS CHRIST, then you will have the Message for He is the Message.

John 14:11-13 "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the [very] works themselves. [If you cannot trust Me, at least let these works that I do in My Father's name convince you.] 12I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. 13And 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"


Steve Yong Kim

Monday, May 16, 2011

Waiting for God is an attribute one must learn to possess

Are you waiting for God? Has God told you He is coming for you? Has God told you that you will be healed? Are you waiting for a breakthrough? Has Word been spoken over you in regards to a promise or a task?

1 Kings 17:12 "And she said, As the Lord your God lives, I have not a loaf baked but only a handful of meal in the jar and a little oil in the bottle. See, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it and die."

God told Elijah to go to the widow for He had commanded her to feed him. We have to assume that God had talked to this gentile widow. God must have told her that a man of God was coming and when he got there, her provisions would not run out and that her and her son would be provided. It was a time of famine. But by the time Elijah got there, the widow was down to her last handful of a meal. She must have grown weary as she waited. When Elijah spoke to her, she responded sarcastically. She must have been a bit upset thinking God was not coming with her answer. She said, "I am gathering only TWO sticks." Imagine that, only two sticks to make a fire. She was angry and distraught. She basically remarked sacrastically that she only needed two sticks and after eating the tiny portion, she and her son was going to die.

When we wait for God, we can grow weary and at times we may just want to give up and die just as the widow had felt. Many of God's servants have gotten angry and given up. It is a hard thing to learn to wait upon God. He at many times of our lives come at the end when we are left with one small meal or our last dollar and not before. He may come when we are at the edge of the Red Sea with no options and with no boats or bridges in view.

This is why we must persevere until the end. Even if someone died, we will have to still hold on to faith because God can still raise the dead. But it is a very hard thing to learn to wait upon God because at the same time, your flesh is being crucified as you learn patience. Your flesh wants to run away. And as you wait, friends such as Job's will come along and make remarks that will try to put you down and test your faith.

One trap we must be aware of is our impatience. It is not that God is late, it is that we are just too impatient. God has His appointed times. But as we wait, He is refining us. We are going through the FIRE of God. The Fire purifies and burns the chaff. But many may jump out of the Fire because the heat and pain may be too intense.

When God's people were in slavery to Eygpy, they cried out to Him. But of course there were no fast food drive throughs, microwaves, or one hour church services to get God's people quickly into the Promise Land. In fact, it was only a couple weeks journey. However, the journey took God's people in circles of 40 years in the wilderness. The promise was made but it was then up to God's people to obey and learn what needs to be learned instead of sinning, complaining, and grumbling. Sin and lack of faith made their journey much longer. The Promises of God are all conditional to our obedience.

As we go through our seasons, we must learn to wait for God's appointed time. It is natural to start calculating dates, numbers, and so forth. It is not a good thing to estimate God's time. I have experienced that God takes a lot longer than we anticipate or hope. If we set dates on our breakthroughs, promises, or even the year of our rapture, we will generally end up getting disappointed. I have learned that He comes at our edge. All we must know is that a promise is made and God's Word is good. He is faithful. As we wait, we are to Rest in Him and to rest in Him is to do the Father's business. It is to do His Will that is has been preordained for your life. As we rest, we learn to persevere and endure overcoming in all things.

Paul said we are running a race. Genearlly, in a race, everyone tries to make it in the fastest time. But the spiritual race must be runned with patience. During the race, we are being refined and molded. Our flesh is being crucifed. If we run the race in haste looking for short cuts, grumbling, and complaining, it will actually take us longer. And if worst, we may just die in our own sins in the wilderness. We must understand that many of God's people during the wilderness did not make it to heaven. They had died in their sins.

Hebrews 3:7-13 (Amplified Bible)Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice, 8Do 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.11Accordingly, I swore in My wrath and indignation, They shall not enter into My rest.(A)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.13But 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].

When you make it through your seasons, you will receive spiritual, financial, and physical blessings as you move from Glory to Glory. The harvest is at the end. But it is at harvest time when the enemy attacks. You can not tell the corn, tomato, potato, fruits or wheat to grow any faster. They will come to maturity and ripen at their appointed times. Persevere brothers and sisters. I know it is hard but you must hold on. Ask God to carry you through the last steps. Let God be Glorified.

Isaiah 40:28-31 (Amplified Bible) Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.29He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].(A)30Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;31But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired

Glory to Him
Fire of God

Steve Yong Kim

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Victory is by Faith and Prayer - Pastor Kim, Yong Doo

Samuel 7:4-12 “4So the Israelites put away the Baals and the Ashtaroth, and served the Lord only. 5Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpah and I will pray to the Lord for you.6So they gathered at Mizpah and drew water and poured it out before the Lord and fasted on that day and said there, We have sinned against the Lord. And Samuel judged the Israelites at Mizpah.7Now when the Philistines heard that the Israelites had gathered at Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the Israelites heard of it, they were afraid of the Philistines.8And the Israelites said to Samuel, Do not cease to cry to the Lord our God for us, that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines.9So Samuel took a sucking lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord; and Samuel cried to the Lord for Israel, and the Lord answered him.10As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to attack Israel. But the Lord thundered with a great voice that day against the Philistines and threw them into confusion, and they were defeated before Israel.11And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines and smote them as far as below Beth-car.12Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and he called the name of it Ebenezer [stone of help], saying, Heretofore the Lord has helped us.”

Generally, people are very lazy and possess a lack of faith. Therefore the level and the amount of prayer and faith that God desires in us is not as sufficient as He would like it to be. Even when we possess faith, we would often gradually fall away toward the world. Therefore, God shakes us by using the evil spirits or demons to provoke us. The evil spirits are there to continuously attack us. What areas do they attack us? They attack our weakest areas. They are very persistent when it comes to finding out our weak spots. For example, if a person is mentally weak, the evil spirits will attack us in that area. The person can become mentally barren and dull. The person may even be diagnosed with schizophrenia. For those who are mentally stable, the evil spirits will come in another way. Everyone has a weak spot.

Why do evil spirits attack us? Why does it appear as though God is being silent and still? Why does it appear as though He is not intervening? We even at times feel as though He doesn’t really care. We must know that God knows all things and the things that are happening in our lives. He in fact knows when we are sacrificing, suffering, and in tribulation. He knows when our weak spots have been exposed and compromised by the evil spirits. He knows that we are persistently attacked.

God desires us to defeat the enemy with our faith. We have a free will to fight or be defeated. In those difficult times, it may appear or feel as though God has neglected us. But this is not true. God is basically granting us the opportunity to utilize and apply our faith in our particular situation. God then observes us. When the fight is too difficult, we may have to find someone to build our faith and help us get through. God will provide. God makes a way when we reach our limits. He is faithful that He will not allow more than we can handle.

Our faith determines the different variables we may encounter for our path. Tribulation also brings about different variables for our path. In difficult times, we have an option to either give up or press forward by trusting God. We must realize that the attacks by the evil spirits may be a good stimulant. It is actually demonic to attack people’s weak spots and persistently criticize them. But what about those who do evil and attack the weak spots with criticizm? They belong to Satan. This is why when we have to judge and advise people, we must be very careful with discernment.

We all long to have the gift and the power of the Holy Spirit but we must first be well balanced with the Word of God and prayer. Discerning spirits, prophesy, interpreting, and engaging in the Fire ministry are not the most salient works per se. The most important aspect in our ministries is the balance of God’s Word and prayer. Do we posses God’s love in us? Are we able to accept the people who make numerous mistakes and have many shortcomings? The type of ministry we are involved in is not as important as many assume it to be.

The evil spirits attack Christians all the time. What is their purpose? Why do they attack so much? It is the intention of the evil spirits to make Christians despair and give up. The disciples faced many temptations and trials just as Jesus did. But with Jesus winning on the cross and as the disciples were baptized by Holy Spirit and Fire they became victorious. We as disciples of Jesus Christ can never win if we are not baptized by the Holy Spirit. If we are not baptized by the Holy Spirit, we may be in a position in which we may be rejecting, mocking, or running away from Jesus. But when we are properly baptized by the Holy Spirit, we become a new person. We will even enter places where our lives will be at risk. We will be willing to die for the Lord if necessary. This is a real Christian.

Christians who possess real power will rarely show off their power externally. Those who possess power will naturally stand out. When our prayers flow abundantly, it will explode. We should not abuse the power given to us by flaunting it. The power is not to be flaunted in front of people. Otherwise, people will criticize and judge the manifestation of power if we use it to boast ourselves with it.

From the Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, a giant was named ‘Despair’ and the giant’s wife was named ‘Diffidence.’ They are the characters. Despair told his wife Diffidence, “Go and find two people and tempt them to commit suicide.” So Diffidence approached two Christians and tempted them and brought them into their home. Despair and Diffidence tried to make them commit suicide. But one night, the two Christians secretly ran away from the home of the giants. The two Christians had opened the door with the key named promise. What does this mean? They had faith in the promise of God that He would always be with them. He is our Father and He will lead us all the way to heaven. God has given us words of promise and He has promised us that He will save us. We must hold on to His promise and persevere.

When Christians awake and come to their senses, the demons are in crisis. They will sound the alarm. “Oh! What should we do! The people of God have awakened and have come to their senses!” From the scripture passage above, the people of Israel had worshipped the idols of Baal and Ashtaroth, they had forgot about their God. They had a prophet name Samuel, but he was of old age. But Samuel gathered all Israel to Mizpah. And he told them to repent and pray. So the people of Israel fasted, repented and poured out to God. They said “we have sinned against God”. Israel was worshipping other gods but now they give their worship to God. They had repented, fasted and prayed to God at Mizpah. When the Philistines heard the news, they went up against Israel. The Philistines wanted to destroy them. The Israelis gathered together to repent and pray to God, it was a spiritual meeting. It was not about having war against Philistines, it had nothing to do with war against the Philistines. But since Israel was doing something that evil spirits hated the most, which is to repent, pray and live by God’s word, the evil spirits agitated the Philistines to attack the Israelites. Demons become very frightened when leaders repent and pray. Because when the leaders change, whole congregations will change.

 What do the demons hate? They hate when God’s people come back to their senses. They are afraid when Christians repent. They are afraid when we have restored our passion and Faith to God and when we have restored our prayers. When God’s people come back to their senses, the demons will be in crisis. They are the ones that create all kinds of sickness. They create mental illness, spiritual illness, and physical illness. In order for them to drag us to hell, they will continuously attack us.

 When a country experiences revival, they will have all issues go well. When a church experience a spiritual revival, whole congregation will have all things go well. “Oh Lord! Please have mercy on our church and grant us spiritual revival! Please help us restore spiritual power!”

Once we have fallen away or have been pushed out from our spiritual lives, it is very difficult for us to get back to restoration. When we stop serving Jesus as our spiritual Lord, the evil spirits will lead us to be worse than before we were a Christian. In today’s scripture, when the Philistines went up to Israel, the Israelis panicked. They asked Samuel to pray for them unceasingly. It is the same today when it comes to us. If not everyone in our family, at least someone has to pray for our family members unceasingly. The Church is the same as well. If not all, somebody in the church must unceasingly pray for the church. When Samuel unceasingly prayed and gave burnt offering, God answered him. The Lord thundered with a great voice that day against the Philistines and threw them into confusion, and they were defeated before Israel. The Lord desires us to solve the problems that way. God wants us to resolve all matters with prayer.

When the Israelites sinned against God, He raised a war against Israel. When God decide to punish Israel, He rose up the gentile people. Then Israel repented. It repeated continually. Israelites repented every time. There was a time when the Philistines attacked Israelites and stole the Ark of the Covenant knowing that the Israelites worshipped and believed in Jehovah God. But because of Ark of the Covenant, the Philistine became devastated. They realized they could not touch the Israelites. They realized that the Israelites were protected by Jehovah God. But as time passes they forgot about what they have learned or experienced. It is the same with us. We must properly believe and have a faith that correlates our walk as Christians. Our behavior and walk as Christians should be an example to the world so they may fear the Lord. We have no other way except with the Word of God, faith, repentance, and our prayers! We must break out of our standards and excel pressing into more of God with our prayers/worship/word. Every day we must have a new record, so to speak, in our churches by manifesting God’s power. New records must be broken continuously every day. We must seek a deeper relationship with God every day. God’s power is as same as yesterday, it is available today. It is not only for the days of old. God’s power must continuously manifest in our house hold, to our children, in our churches. God’s power must continue to set new records.

Once Israel repented and was restored by God’s power, peace came to the land of Israel. Verse 14,“The cities Philistines had taken from Israel were restored Israel, from Ekron to Gath, and Israel rescued (the cities’) territory from the Philistines. There was peace also between Israel and the Amorites.” This is the conclusion. When we properly serve God, He will grant us grace to bless the people of the world. Therefore, through Christians, people of the world and Christians can be in harmony and live together in peace. We can be a blessing to each other only if we serve God properly.

Let us cling on to today’s word. Where we stand must become Mizpah. We must find the areas that have not changed in us and then we must pray for that area of our hearts. If we are mentally weak, we must pray for the mental weakness. If we have some type of physical sickness, we must pray on that area. The way to have a victory is by faith and prayer. I pray that all of you receive God’s blazing Fire. Amen.

Abstract sermon by Pastor Kim, Yong Doo, The Lord’s Church, South Korea
Pastor Kim, Yong Doo is author of “Baptize by Blazing Fire.

Translated by Yoojin Kim and Steve Yong Kim
June 21, 2010